Steady trading for Junior Market

Trading closed on Tuesday, with the volume of stocks traded rising marginally over Monday’s levels as the value slipped 6 percent lower, leading to falling stocks edging out those rising on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange.
Market activity led to 35 securities trading compared to 36 on Monday and ended, with 12 rising, 14 declining and nine closing unchanged. The Junior Market Index fell 17.99 points to 3,262.98. The PE Ratio, a measure used to compute appropriate stock values, averages 11.3 based on’s 2021-22 earnings forecast.
A total of 8,565,841 shares changed hands for $25,324,572 compared to 7,959,396 units at $26,899,270 on Monday. Lumber Depot led trading with 44.9 percent of total volume after an exchange of 3.84 million shares, followed by Jamaican Teas 9.9 percent, with 846,546 units and Future Energy Source 9.7 percent, with 826,684 shares.
Trading averaged 244,738 units at $723,559 in contrast to 221,094 at $747,202 on Monday and month to date, an average of 232,326 units at $664,500, compared to 231,021 units at $658,292 on Monday. August closed with an average of 464,471 units at $1,258,652.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows three stocks ending, with bids higher than their last selling prices and none with a lower offer.
At the close, Cargo Handlers fell 5 cents to $7.55 after trading 6,303 shares, Caribbean Assurance Brokers lost 4 cents to end at $1.75,  exchanging 1,500 units, Dolphin Cove popped 30 cents to $9.30 in switching ownership of 5,700 stock units, Fontana rose 30 cents to $6.60 while exchanging 214,435 stocks. General Accident advanced 7 cents to $5.37 in an exchange of 15,000 shares. Honey Bun rose 5 cents to $8.65, with 45,700 units crossing the exchange, iCreate declined 5 cents to 74 cents, with 55,000 stocks crossing the market, Indies Pharma increased 28 cents to $3.39 with the swapping of 7,808 stock units. Jamaican Teas declined 17 cents to $3.60 after 846,546 stock units, Jetcon Corporation shed 4 cents to end at 96 cents in exchanging 200,258 units, Lasco Distributors dropped 9 cents to $3.81, with 16,205 shares changing hands. Lasco Financial fell 4 cents to close at $3.15 after trading at 23,500 stocks, Lasco Manufacturing lost 11 cents to end at $4.85 in trading 6,905 stocks, Lumber Depot dropped 32 cents to $2.75, with 3,844,851 units crossing the market, Mailpac Group rallied 13 cents to $3.64 while exchanging 651,442 shares, Medical Disposables popped 16 cents to end at $4.61 in switching ownership of 50,517 stock units, Paramount Trading rose 10 cents to $1.11 in an exchange of 566,220 units, Stationery and Office Supplies fell 7 cents to $6.95 trading 35,904 shares and tTech spiked 42 cents to $4.62, with 7,776 stock units clearing the market.

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

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