More fall for Junior Market on Wednesday

Trading closed on Wednesday with the Junior Market index falling as the volume of stocks traded decreased by 16 percent and the value falling 26 percent from Tuesday levels as declining stocks clobbered those rising.
Market activity led to 34 securities trading compared to 37 on Tuesday and ended, with nine stocks rising, 23 declining and two closing unchanged. At the close, the Junior Market Index fell 22.01 points to settle at 3,347.07.
The PE Ratio, a measure used to compute an appropriate stock value, averages 13.2 based on’s 2021-22 earnings forecast.
A total of 3,516,276 shares changed hands for $8,817,575 down from 4,167,111 units at $11,943,035 on Tuesday.
Future Energy Source led trading with 62 percent of total volume after exchanging 2.18 million shares, followed by Lumber Depot 14.8 percent, with 520,691 units and Tropical Battery 4.2 percent, with a transfer of 146,716 units.
Trading averaged 103,420 units at $259,340 in contrast to 112,625 shares at $322,785 on Tuesday. Month to date averages 158,552 units at $454,006, compared to 162,286 units at $467,191 on Tuesday. June closed with an average of 225,705 units at $644,459.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows five stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close, Blue Power dropped 20 cents to $3.40 with an exchange of 2,498 shares, Caribbean Assurance Brokers fell 19 cents to $1.86 with 3,467 units changing hands, Caribbean Cream lost 9 cents to finish at $6.39, with 10,003 stocks traded. Caribbean Flavours rose 5 cents to $2.11, with a transfer of 22,965 shares, Consolidated Bakeries rallied 29 cents to a 52 weeks’ high of $1.99,  with investors switching ownership of 3,500 units, Elite Diagnostic shed 29 cents to $3.20 with an exchange of 24,034 stocks. Express Catering declined 11 cents to $5.50, with 13,000 shares changing hands, Fosrich fell 12 cents to $8 with 40,000 units traded, General Accident advanced 34 cents to $5.60 with a transfer of 41,099 stocks. GWest Corporation slipped 5 cents to $1.01, with 1,234 shares passing through the market, Indies Pharma rallied 13 cents to $3.79 with an exchange of 16,895 units, KLE Group dropped 24 cents to $1.05 with 100 stocks changing hands. Knutsford Express spiked $1.20 to $8.40, with 1,572 shares traded, Lasco Distributors lost 9 cents to close at $3.90 with a transfer of 6,791 units, Lasco Financial slipped 5 cents to $3.15 with 3,669 stocks passing through the market. Lasco Manufacturing shed 25 cents to $5 with an exchange of 37,462 shares, Limners and Bards fell 15 cents to $3.15,  with 37,367 units changing hands, Lumber Depot lost 5 cents to settle at $3.40 with 520,691 stocks traded. Main Event dropped 20 cents to $5.20 with a transfer of 1,500 shares, Medical Disposables climbed 23 cents to $4.99 with investors switching ownership of 8,653 stocks, SSL Venture declined by 22 cents to 73 cents with 11,397 units changing hands and Stationery and Office Supplies fell 10 cents to $7.40 with 19,493 shares crossing the exchange.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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