Sharp Junior Market decline on Monday

The Junior Market lost momentum on Monday, virtually undoing Friday’s gains, as the index gave up 32.49 points to end at 3,336.54 as trading closed with the volume of stocks traded slipping slightly below Friday’s level after 19 percent less value chased after stocks.
Market activity led to 37 securities trading compared to 33 on Friday and ended with the prices of 12 rising, 16 declining and nine closing unchanged and two stocks closed at 52 weeks’ low.
The PE Ratio, a measure used to compute an appropriate value of a stock, averages 13 based on’s 2021-22 earnings forecast.
Overall, 5,432,434 shares traded for $13,895,368 compared to 5,307,749 units at $17,164,498 on Friday.
Future Energy Source led trading with 41.9 percent of total volume after an exchange of 2.28 million shares, followed by Everything Fresh 8.2 percent, with 445,595 units and Jamaican Teas 7.8 percent, with an exchange of 424,325 units.
Trading averaged 146,823 units at $375,550 in contrast to 160,841 at $520,136 on Friday. Trading month to date, averages 155,553 units at $443,033, compared to 156,090 units at $447,181 on Friday. June closed, with an average of 225,705 units at $644,459.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows three stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, AMG Packaging advanced 10 cents to $1.66 with 301,518 shares changing hands, Blue Power rallied 27 cents to $3.62, with 3,150 units traded, Caribbean Assurance Brokers rose 8 cents to $1.99 with a transfer of 2,294 stocks. Caribbean Flavours popped 6 cents to $2.06, with investors switching ownership of 111,699 shares, Express Catering fell 8 cents to $5.96 with an exchange of 775 units, Fosrich slipped 5 cents to $8.10 with 4,200 stocks passing through the market. General Accident shed 60 cents to finish at a 52 weeks’ low of $5 with 50,410 shares changing hands, Indies Pharma dropped 31 cents to $3.65 with 117,359 units traded, Iron Rock Insurance climbed 28 cents to $3.88 with a transfer of 156,125 stocks. Knutsford Express dropped 71 cents to $7.69, with an exchange of 38,041 shares, Lasco Financial rose 6 cents to $3.18, with 3,854 units passing through the market, Lasco Manufacturing spiked 42 cents to $5.25 with 25,178 stocks changing hands. Mailpac Group rallied 5 cents to $3.85 with a transfer of 253,262 stock units, Main Event lost 10 cents to end at $5.10 with 6,490 shares traded, Medical Disposables fell 20 cents to $4.55, with 12,600 units passing through the market. Paramount Trading dipped 9 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $1.06, with investors switching ownership of 101,382 stocks and SSL Venture rose 7 cents to 80 cents with 3,983 shares crossing the exchange.
 Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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