Mayberry sells off its Lumber depot shares

Mayberry Jamaica Equities sold off their remaining shares in Lumber Depot to the Paul Scott controlled Musson Investments, our sources indicate, helping to swell trading in the stock to 141.23 million units, accounting for 98.2 percent of total market volume on Friday. 
The trade pushed the volume of stocks traded by 4,622 percent and the value 1,842 percent higher than on Thursday on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market.
Market activity led to 34 securities trading compared to 36 on Thursday and ended with 15 rising, 10 declining and nine, closing unchanged. The Junior Market Index shed 9.66 points to settle at 3,337.47.
The PE Ratio, a measure used to compute appropriate stock values, averages 14.3. The PE ratio of stocks in the chart below is based on earnings forecasted by ICInsider.com for companies whose financial year ends up to August 2022.
A total of 143,917,891 shares changed hands for $397,658,745 compared to 3,047,909 units at $20,478,634 on Thursday. Lumber Depot led trading, followed by AMG Packaging contributing 0.6 percent with 810,660 units and Blue Power exchanged 499,518 units for a 0.3 percent market share.
Trading averaged 4,232,879 shares at $11,695,845 in contrast to 84,664 shares at $568,851 on Thursday and month to date, averaging 1,386,894 units at $3,972,320, compared to 79,279 units at $423,673 previously. November closed with an average of 160,358 units at $581,730.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close, AMG Packaging lost 21 cents after ending at $1.90, trading 810,660 shares, Blue Power popped 43 cents in closing at $3.63 after exchanging 499,518 stock units, Cargo Handlers fell 89 cents to $7.01 in trading 300 units. Caribbean Assurance Brokers spiked 58 cents to a 52 weeks’ high of $2.98 after transferring 70,936 stocks, Express Catering lost 19 cents to close at $5.70 in an exchange of 1,000 units, General Accident shed 47 cents to end at $6 with 11,579 stocks clearing the market. GWest Corporation rallied 8 cents to $1 in trading 202 stock units, Honey Bun shed 32 cents to $9.65 with an exchange of 200,468 shares, Iron Rock Insurance climbed 47 cents to $3.58 in switching ownership of 445 units. Jetcon Corporation lost 8 cents in ending at $1 with the swapping of 1,200 stocks, Knutsford Express rose 30 cents to finish at $8 with 112 stock units changing hands, Lasco Distributors lost 5 cents in closing at $3.05 with the transfer of 60,265 shares. Limners and Bards popped 10 cents to $3.55 in exchanging 15,000 stocks, Lumber Depot shed 15 cents to close at $2.75 with 141,232,699 shares clearing the market, Medical Disposables jumped 68 cents to $6.30 in trading 8,678 stock units and tTech gained 40 cents to end at $4.50 with 11,077 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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