Junior Market starts December positively

Stocks recorded gains to start the final month of the year on a positive note on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market on Wednesday, with the volume of stocks traded rising, slipping 29 percent, with the value down 22 percent versus trading on Tuesday.
The day ended with 38 securities trading compared to 36 on Tuesday and ended with 12 rising, 15 declining and 11, closing unchanged. The Junior Market Index advanced 8.09 points to settle at 3,376.20.
The PE Ratio, a measure used to compute appropriate stock values, averages  14.4. The PE ratio of each stock is shown in the chart below, is based on earnings forecasted by ICInsider.com for companies with their financial year ending up to August 2022.
A total of 2,818,722 shares changed hands for $10,873,159 down from 3,944,569 units at $13,899,422 on Tuesday. Lumber Depot led trading with 576,504 shares for 20.5 percent of total volume, followed by Caribbean Assurance Brokers with 519,552 units for 18.4 percent of the day’s trade and AMG Packaging with 394,367 units for 14 percent market share.
Trading averaged 74,177 shares at $286,136 in contrast to 109,571 shares at $386,095 on Tuesday. November closed with an average of 160,358 units at $581,730.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ended with a bid higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close, AMG Packaging popped 5 cents after closing at $2.20 with the swapping of 394,367 shares, Blue Power rose 21 cents to $3.21, with 20,432 stocks crossing the market, Cargo Handlers climbed 4 cents to end at $7.05 after exchanging 2,000 stock units. Caribbean Assurance Brokers shed 18 cents to $2.31, with 519,552 units crossing the market, Caribbean Flavours fell 11 cents to $1.81 with 4,001 stocks changing hands, Consolidated Bakeries declined 6 cents in closing at $1.45 in exchanging 15,049 units. Dolphin Cove popped 19 cents to $13.19 after trading 270,441 shares, Everything Fresh fell 6 cents to 92 cents with an exchange of 75,853 stock units, Express Catering increased 25 cents to close at $5.90 in exchanging 24,934 units. Fosrich dropped 3 cents to end at $8.47 after trading 13,319 stocks, Future Energy Source slipped 3 cents to $2.75, with 296,830 shares changing hands, GWest Corporation rallied 9 cents to close at $1 in switching ownership of 1,600 stock units. Knutsford Express gained 49 cents in ending at $8 after trading 1,734 units, Lasco Distributors fell 5 cents in closing at $3.15 after exchanging 9,362 stocks, Limners and Bards dropped 9 cents to end at $3.60, with 15,718 shares crossing the exchange. Lumber Depot shed 4 cents to $2.90 while exchanging 576,504 stock units, Medical Disposables lost 14 cents to end at $5.62, with 7,000 stocks clearing the market, Paramount Trading advanced 17 cents in closing at $1.21 after exchanging 2,000 units and Stationery and Office Supplies popped 38 cents to $6.38 in an exchange of 300 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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