One year Junior Market recovery grows

The Junior Market continues its recent commanding run with a rise of 27.15 points in the market index on Thursday to close at 3,040.03, just below the close of 3,066.67 on February 3, last year, as the market seems to be breaking away from resistance at the 3,000 points level, with technical indicators pointing to more gains ahead.

The Junior Market recovering strongly with a 15% increase in 2021 and 50% since the 2020 low.

Trading ended with 33 securities changing hands from 36 on Wednesday, with prices of 14 rising, nine declining and 10 remaining unchanged.
The average PE Ratio ended at 12.3 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
The number and value of stocks trading, jumped by 65 and 62 percent, respectively as 9,469,995 shares changed hands for $31,077,238, up from 5,748,389 units at $19,205,192 on Wednesday.
Jamaican Teas led trading with 44.7 percent after an exchange of 4.23 million shares, followed by Mailpac Group 25.2 percent, with 2.38 million units and Indies Pharma, 11.8 percent with an exchange of 1.12 million units.
Trading averaged 286,970 units at $941,734 compared to 159,677 at $533,478 on Wednesday. Trading month to date averages 195,271 units at $663,857 from 165,892 units at $574,829 on Wednesday. March closed with an average of 252,633 units at $733,196.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close, Access Financial climbed 34 cents to finish at $22.50 with an exchange of 445 shares, Blue Power fell 16 cents to $3.58 as 500 stock units changed hands, Caribbean Assurance Brokers rose 10 cents to $2.10 with 3,500 stocks traded. Caribbean Cream jumped 79 cents to a 52 weeks’ high of $6.34 with a transfer of 2,411 shares, Caribbean Producers advanced 24 cents to $3.74 with 17,850 stocks passing through the market, Consolidated Bakeries gained 21 cents to settle at $1.75 with an exchange of 6,800 units. Dolphin Cove slipped 10 cents to $7.80 with 415 stock units changing hands, Everything Fresh lost 5 cents to end at 94 cents with 15,435 shares traded, Fosrich finished 5 cents lower at $5.20 with a transfer of 31,480 units. General Accident rose 8 cents to $5.83 with investors switching ownership of 5,239 units, Honey Bun increased by 5 cents to $5.09 with 10,383 units changing hands, Indies Pharma jumped 41 cents to $4.40 with a notable 1,121,424 shares trading. Iron Rock Insurance gained 5 cents to close at $3.60 with 3,080 stocks traded, Jamaican Teas fell 7 cents to $3.12 with a transfer of 4,230,341 stock units, following 2.3 million that traded on Wednesday, Lasco Distributors rose 11 cents to $4 with investors switching ownership of 6,450 shares. Lasco Manufacturing improved by 8 cents to $4.34 with 11,405 units changing hands, Medical Disposables dropped 19 cents to $4.50 with 4,372 stocks traded and Stationery and Office Supplies gained 9 cents to close at $5.57 with 7,906 shares crossing the exchange.

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

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