Junior Market declines on Wednesday

Trading closed on Wednesday with the index falling as investors transferred 73 percent fewer shares for 73 percent less the value than on Tuesday on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange.
Market activity led to 35 securities trading compared to 36 on Tuesday and ended with 12 rising, 13 declining and 10 ending unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index dropped 23.06 points to finish at 3,296.17. The PE Ratio, a measure used to compute appropriate values of stocks, averaged 12.5 based on ICInsider.com’s 2021-22 earnings forecast.
Trading ended with 4,218,643 shares changing hands for $11,909,607 down from 15,655,131 units at $44,661,348 on Tuesday. Future Energy Source led trading with 39.9 percent of total volume after exchanging 1.68 million shares, Lumber Depot followed, 15.3 percent, with 645,830 units and Mailpac Group 13.1 percent, with an exchange of 551,412 units.

Trading averaged 120,533 units at $340,274 in contrast to 434,865 shares at $1,240,593 on Tuesday. Trading for the month to date averages 279,912 units at $796,774. July closed, with an average of 163,918 units at $481,755.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows four stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and four, with lower offers.
At the close, Blue Power rose 14 cents to $3.49, with investors switching ownership of 90,000 shares, CAC 2000 shed $1.77 to end at $9.15 with 280 units traded, Caribbean Cream rose 10 cents to $5.90 with an exchange of 350 stock units. Elite Diagnostic fell 9 cents to $3 with a transfer of 10,974 shares, Express Catering lost 10 cents to finish at $5.30,  with 11,004 units changing hands. Fosrich climbed 26 cents to $8.25, with 131,834 stocks passing through the market, Future Energy Source rose 7 cents to $1.50, with 1,682,572 stock units traded. KLE Group shed 20 cents to close at $1.05, with an exchange of 43,667 shares, Knutsford Express fell 49 cents to $7.20 with a transfer of 1,730 units. Lasco Manufacturing added 5 cents to $5.25 with 123,527 stocks changing hands, Lumber Depot rose 5 cents to $2.99 with 645,830 stock units traded and Main Event slipped 5 cents to $4.75 with 12,738 shares crossing the exchange, Stationery and Office Supplies rallied 37 cents to $7.25 after trading 23 socks and Tropical Battery popped 13 cents to $1.43 after an exchange of 45,654 units.
In the preference segment, CAC 200 9.5% traded 2,500 shares and gained 20 cents to end at $1.20.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Change in ICTOP10 picks

Mid-year results are now flowing unlike anything seen in the local market in recent years. Most companies reported gains in revenues and profits, but investors’ interest seems lukewarm in the aftermath of the results, even as interest in ICTOP10 number 1 stock, Radio Jamaica (RJR) continues to be robust as more investors turn their eyes to what is a major turnaround in fortunes.
GraceKennedy reported continued strong numbers, showing improvement in revenues and profit, so too did Caribbean Cement and Berger Paints. Investors don’t seem to buy into Berger’s major change in operations and the implication for profit from the major surge in revenues. Based on the six months numbers, the company’s earnings for 2021 is upgraded to $2 per share. All three Lasco companies reported improved revenues and profit for the June Quarter, but the stocks are stuck at prerelease prices.
Investors should ignore the lukewarm response now and accumulate some of these stocks to profit from later in the year when the inevitable buying comes in for them. Access Financial reported improved results for the June quarter after reporting modest gains in lending. NCB Financial also released results but the details suggest caution, with the performance being helped by onetime income or cost reduction. Jamaica Stock Exchange reported improved June quarter numbers, but improvement is not strong enough to justify the current price the stock trades at.
Sterling Investments returns to the TOP10 Main Market listing, after replacing Scotia Group that recorded a rise in its price from last weeks’ $38.75 to $42 at the close of trading on Friday. There are no changes in or out of the Junior Market list.
The top three stocks in the Junior Market, continue, with Elite Diagnostic, followed by Caribbean Assurance Brokers and Medical Disposables, with the potential to gain between 221 percent and 287 percent compared to 237 and 291 percent, last week. The top three Main Market stocks are Radio Jamaica in the number one spot, followed by JMMB Group and Guardian Holdings, with expected gains of 184 to 296 percent, versus last weeks’ 183 to 292 percent.
This past week the average gains projected for the Junior Market, moved up from 202 percent last week, back to 207 percent and Main Market stocks moved to 173 percent from 164 percent.
The Junior Market closed the week with an average PE 13.3 based on ICInsider.com’s 2021-22 earnings and currently trades well below the target of 20 as well as the recent historical average of 17, for the period to March this year based on 2020 earnings.
The JSE Main Market ended the week with an overall PE of 16.4, a little distance from the 19 the market ended at in March, suggesting just a 17 percent rise at a PE of 19 and 23 percent at a PE of 20 from now to March 2022. The Main Market TOP 10 trades at a PE of 7.6 or 46 percent of the PE of that market, well off the potential of 20.
For the Junior Market to trade at the historical average, the PE Ratio would have to rise 28 percent and requires a rise of 50 percent to reach the targeted PE of 20 by March 2022. Main Market stocks would have to rise by 17 percent to hit a PE of 19 and 23 percent to get to the target of 20. The Junior Market Top 10 stocks average PE is a mere 6.7, just 50 percent of the market average, indicating substantial gains ahead.
The TOP10 stocks are not always the best stocks in the market but ones that are most likely to be the best winners within a fifteen months period. IC ranked stocks to filter out the big winners, allowing investors to focus on potentially big winners and help to keep out emotional attachments to stocks.
 IC TOP10 stocks are likely to deliver the best returns up to March 2022 and ranked in order of potential gains, based on likely increase for each company, taking into account the earnings and PE ratios for the current fiscal year. Expected values will change as stock prices fluctuate and result in movements in and out of the lists weekly. Revisions to earnings per share are ongoing, based on receipt of new information.

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Junior Market rallies to close out July

The market closed on Friday, with the volume of stocks traded declining by 33 percent and the value slipping 29 percent from Thursday outcome, after 34 securities traded, similar to Thursday, with prices of 12  rising, 10 falling and 12 closing unchanged leading the Market Index to spike 14.49 points to close at 3,322.77 on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market.
The market that closed at 3,370.59 points in June, tried to build on it during July, moving up to 3,421.90  points in Mid-month, failed to hang on to the gains and end up closing below the June close. The PE Ratio, a measure used to compute appropriate stock values, averages 13.2 based on ICInsider.com’s 2021-22 earnings forecast.
Trading ended with 2,153,858 shares changing hands for $7,010,164 compared to 3,204,788 units at $9,817,160 on Thursday.
Future Energy Source led trading with 26.2 percent of total volume, after an exchange of 563,890 shares, Jamaican Teas followed with 21.5 percent, for 462,064 units and Tropical Battery 11.2 percent with an exchange of 240,306 units.

Trading averaged 63,349 units at $206,181 in contrast to 94,258 at $288,740 on Thursday. Month to date, trading averages 163,918 units at $481,755, versus 168,538 units at $494,416 on Thursday. June closed with an average of 225,705 units at $644,459.
 Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows eight stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close, Access Financial jumped 85 cents to $21.49 with an exchange of 548 shares, AMG Packaging advanced 15 cents to $1.65 with 4,855 stocks changing hands, Blue Power fell 32 cents to $3.26 with 10,603 stock units traded. Caribbean Flavours gained 9 cents to close at $2.07, with 2,512 units passing through the market, Elite Diagnostic slipped 5 cents to $3.10 with a transfer of 482 shares, Future Energy Source lost 12 cents to finish at $1.38 with an exchange of 563,890 stocks. GWest Corporation declined by 5 cents to 94 cents with 10,000 units changing hands, Lasco Distributors dropped 16 cents to $4.04 with 1,222 stock units traded, Lumber Depot fell 10 cents to $3.30, with 15,040 shares passing through the market. Main Event climbed 43 cents to $4.79 with a transfer of 13,551 units, Medical Disposable  jumped 46 cents to $4.99 with investors switching ownership of 13,999 stocks and Stationery and Office Supplies shed $1.49 to close at $5.76 with 13,525 shares crossing the exchange.

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

Junior Market ekes out gains on Thursday

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Trading closed with the Junior Market advancing, with a modest rise in the market index on Thursday as the volume of stocks traded plunged 75 percent and the value dipped 76 percent from Wednesday and leaving declining stocks muscling out those rising.
A total of 34 securities traded on Thursday, up from 33 on Wednesday and ended with the prices of 11 stocks rising, 13 declining and 10 closing unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index squeezed out a gain of 5.52 points to finish at 3,308.28. The PE Ratio, a measure used to compute appropriate stock values, averages 12.9 based on ICInsider.com’s 2021-22 earnings forecast.
Trading ended with 3,204,788 shares changing hands for $9,817,160 down from 13,080,154 units at $40,382,215 on Wednesday. Future Energy Source was the volume leader with 36.2 percent after trading 1.16 million shares, Lumber Depot followed, 11.9 percent, with 382,752 units and Fontana 10.6 percent, with 340,798 units.
Trading averaged 94,258 units at $288,740 in contrast to 396,368 at $1,223,703 on Wednesday. Month to date trading averages 168,538 units at $494,416, versus 172,116 units at $504,321 on Wednesday. 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 four with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial dropped 85 cents to $20.64 with an exchange of 2,738 shares, AMG Packaging slipped 5 cents to $1.50 with 200,000 stocks changing hands, Blue Power lost 5 cents to end at $3.58 with a transfer of 9,020 units. Caribbean Cream dipped by 7 cents to $5.88 with 46,990 stock units traded, Caribbean Flavours fell 9 cents to $1.98, with 157,522 shares passing through the market, Elite Diagnostic rose 5 cents to $3.15 in exchanging 1,710 units. Express Catering shed 59 cents to finish at $5.40 with 11,054 stock units changing hands, Honey Bun rallied 23 cents to $6.75 with a transfer of 99,760 shares, iCreate popped 6 cents to 86 cents with 21,745 units traded. Indies Pharma rose 10 cents to $3.60 with investors switching ownership of 7,036 stocks, Jamaican Teas added 6 cents to settle at $4.02, with an exchange of 218,068 stock units.Knutsford Express spiked 49 cents to $7.69 with 240 shares changing hands. Lasco Distributors spiked 39 cents to $4.20 with a transfer of 180,263 units, as investors responded positively to the company’s first quarter results that saw profit rising by 58 percent. Lasco Manufacturing gained 5 cents to close at $5.25 with 79,177 stocks traded, Lumber Depot rose 5 cents to $3.40 with investors switching ownership of 382,752 stock units, Main Event dropped 94 cents to $4.36, with 3,170 units changing hands and Stationery and Office Supplies advanced 10 cents to $7.25 with 13,696 shares crossing the exchange.

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

 

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 ICInsider.com’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.

#1 ICTOP10 pick to stun market

ICTOP10 number 1 stock, Radio Jamaica (RJR) price moved up 22 percent since releasing full year results recently, with the stock trading at the highest price in a year, it is set to lose the number one spot sooner than later. The company reported just 7 cents per share from reduced revenues. On the surface, the stock price should at best remain at the prerelease price around $1.70 level, but there is much more to those results that only a more detailed assessment would reveal.

Media house, RJR traded most shares on friday

Based on ICInsider.com research, investors should expect the first quarter profit to exceed the 2021 fiscal year results of $171 million on the way to record just under $1 billion in profit for 2022 to give investors a big payday.
RJR is the sort of stock that few would have on their buy list. After all, the company has not performed particularly well in recent years. Worse the Cocvid-19 pandemic made matters tough for them, with contraction in revenues and initially, reduced profit. What goes for RJR would apply to many of the ICInsider.com top stocks for 2021. ICInsider.com goes beyond the actual results to find important information that is not always useful to many but can provide guidance into the future and expose above average profit growth.
That is one reason why many of the selections at the start of the year have done well. Examples are as such, Caribbean Cream up 43 percent for the year to date started the year at the number 2 spot, Caribbean Producers the number 3 spot selection is up 82 percent, Main Event up 73 percent, Medical Disposables up just 12 percent, Stationery & Office Supplies 55 percent, Lumber Depot 116 percent and Mailpac 32 percent. Later, Future Energy Source was added to the list at the IPO stage and is up an impressive 110 percent. Additionally, Jetcon Corporation up 76 percent and Jamaican Teas 100 percent are not being counted. The Main Market with few overall winners for that market so far also produced winners from the TOP15 list, posted at the start of the year, Grace, Carreras, Caribbean Cement and Jamaica Broilers.
The TOP10 stocks are not always the best in the market but are most likely to be the best winners within a fifteen-month period. IC ranked stocks to filter out the big winners, allowing investors to focus on potentially big winners and help to keep out emotional attachments to stocks.
PanJam Investment earnings is downgraded to $4.50 per share and the stock moved out of the TOP10 Main Market listing and is replaced by Scotia Group, now in at tenth spot. There are no changes in or out of the Junior Market list.
This past week the average gains projected for the Junior Market moved up from 183 percent last week back to 202 percent and Main Market stocks moved to 164 percent from 176 percent.
The top three stocks in the Junior Market continue, with Elite Diagnostic heading the list, followed by Caribbean Assurance Brokers and Medical Disposables, with potential to gain between 237 percent and 291 percent compared to 233 and 242 percent last week. The top three Main Market stocks are Radio Jamaica in the number one spot, followed by JMMB Group Guardian Holdings, with expected gains of 183 to 292 percent as RJR price rose and reducing its future potential growth, versus last weeks’ 181 to 379 percent.
The Junior Market closed the week with an average PE 13.1 based on ICInsider.com’s 2021-22 earnings and currently trades well below the target of 20 and the recent historical average of 17 for the period to March this year based on 2020 earnings. For the Junior Market to trade at the historical average, the PE Ratio would have to rise 30 percent and requires a rise of 53 percent to reach the targeted PE of 20 by March 2022. Main Market stocks would have to rise by 17 percent to hit a PE of 19 and 23 percent to get to the target of 20. The Junior Market Top 10 stocks average PE is a mere 6.8, just 52 percent of the market average, indicating substantial gains ahead.
The JSE Main Market ended the week with an overall PE of 16.4, a little distance from the 19 the market ended at in March, suggesting just a 17 percent rise at a PE of 19 and 23 percent at a PE of 20 from now to March 2022. The Main Market TOP 10 trades at a PE of 7.8 or 48 percent of the PE of that market, well off the potential of 20.
IC TOP10 stocks are likely to deliver the best returns up to March 2022 and ranked in order of potential gains, based on likely increase for each company, considering the earnings and PE ratios for the current fiscal year. Expected values will change as stock prices fluctuate and result in weekly movements in and out of the lists. Revisions to earnings per share are ongoing, based on receipt of new information.

Persons who compiled this report may have an interest in securities commented on in this report.

Big bounce for Junior Market on Friday

Trading closed on the Junior Market on Friday, with the index making a sizable recovery as trading picked up, with 44 percent more stocks than on Thursday and with 98 percent greater value.
Market activity led to 33 securities trading, similar to Thursday, and ended with 11 stocks rising, 13 declining and nine ending unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index rallied 33.83 points to finish at 3,369.03. The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing an appropriate stock value, averages 13.1 based on ICInsider.com’s 2021-22 earnings forecast.
A total of 5,307,749 shares traded for $17,164,498 compared to 3,674,321 units at $8,690,782 on Thursday. Future Energy Source led trading with 28.8 percent of total volume in trading 1.53 million shares, followed by Mailpac Group 22.1 percent, with 1.17 million units and Lasco Distributors 19.5 percent, with an exchange of 1.03 million units.
Trading averages 160,841 units at $520,136 versus 111,343 at $263,357 on Thursday. Trading for the  month to date averages 156,090 units at $447,181, versus 155,814 units at $442,949 on Thursday. June closed with an average of 225,705 units at $644,459.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows four stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, AMG Packaging lost 8 cents to finish at $1.56 with 125,170 shares passing through the market, Blue Power dropped 25 cents to $3.35 with 550 stock units traded, Cargo Handlers shed 50 cents to settle at $8 in switching ownership of 1,000 units. Caribbean Cream slipped 10 cents to $6 with an exchange of 15,820 shares, Consolidated Bakeries popped 35 cents to $2, with 1,679 stock units changing hands, Fosrich climbed 25 cents to $8.15 with a transfer of 12,895 units. Honey Bun rallied 14 cents to $6.74 with 14,799 shares crossing the exchange, Indies Pharma gained 17 cents to $3.96, with 58,209 stock units traded, Iron Rock Insurance shed 60 cents to end at $3.60 with an exchange of 74,353 units. KLE Group rose 10 cents to $1.28 with 5,000 shares changing hands, Limners and Bards lost 8 cents to finish at $3.02 with a transfer of 164,547 stock units, Lumber Depot fell 7 cents to $3.36, with investors switching ownership of 202,312 units. Mailpac Group slipped 5 cents to $3.80, with 1,172,910 stocks traded and tTech dropped 35 cents to $4.40 with 85,940 shares crossing the exchange.

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

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 ICInsider.com’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.

Stocks push lower in Junior Market

Trading closed on Tuesday ended with a sizable fall in the Junior Market Index of 37.32 points to 3,369.08, with the volume of stocks traded rising 43 percent and the value traded rising by 34 percent over Monday trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange.
A total of 37 securities traded, up from 33 on Monday and ending with 12 rising, 13 declining and 12 closing unchanged, while Paramount Trading closed at a 52 weeks’ low of $1.14.
The PE Ratio, a measure used to compute an appropriate stock value, averages 13 based on ICInsider.com’s 2021-22 earnings forecast.
Overall, a total of 4,167,111 shares traded for $11,943,035, up from 2,922,552 units at $8,935,750 on Monday.
Jamaican Teas led trading with 33.2 percent of total volume after an exchange of 1.38 million shares, followed by Future Energy Source 29.1 percent, with 1.21 million units and Lumber Depot 10.3 percent with an exchange of 428,347 units.
Trading averaged 112,625 units at $322,785 in contrast to 88,562 at $270,780 on Monday.
Trading month to date, averages 162,286 units at $467,191, versus 166,238 units at $478,681 on Monday. June closed with an average of 225,705 units at $644,459.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ending with the bid higher than its last selling price and four with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial climbed 67 cents to $21.50 with an exchange of 2,325 shares, AMG Packaging advanced 11 cents to $1.64 with a transfer of 10,101 units, Blue Power dropped 11 cents to $3.60 with 5,000 stocks traded. Cargo Handlers surged 88 cents to $8.49 with 249 stock units changing hands, Caribbean Assurance Brokers popped 14 cents to $2.05 with 3,947 shares passing through the market, Caribbean Cream shed 27 cents to $6.48 with an exchange of 15,063 units. Consolidated Bakeries rose 5 cents to $1.70 with a transfer of 26,147 stocks, Express Catering fell 43 cents to $5.61 with 9,500 stock units traded, Fosrich rallied 7 cents to $8.12 with 2,863 shares traded. Future Energy Source rose 5 cents to $1.69 with 1,211,153 units traded, Honey Bun dropped 24 cents to $6.53 with 10,000 stocks changing hands, iCreate popped 8 cents to 86 cents with investors switching ownership of 240,000 stock units. Knutsford Express dropped $1.20 to $7.20 in an exchange of 789 shares, Lasco Financial lost 10 cents to settle at $3.20 with a transfer of 3,331 units. Lasco Manufacturing fell 12 cents to $5.25 with 35,979 stocks traded, Limners and Bards spiked 18 cents to $3.30 with a transfer of 118,679 stock units and Medical Disposables shed 43 cents to $4.76 with 35,421 shares crossing the exchange.

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

Junior Market trading drops on Monday

The volume of stocks traded on Monday dropped 62 percent and valued 72 percent less than on Friday but closed, with declining stocks overwhelming those advancing more than two to one at the end of activity on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange.
At the close, 33 securities traded, down from 37 on Friday and ended with prices of eight rising, 19 declining and six closing firm.
At the close, the Junior Market Index rallied 5.67 points to 3,406.40. The PE Ratio, a measure used to compute an appropriate value of a stock, averaged 13 based on ICInsider.com’s 2021-22 earnings forecast.
Trading resulted in a total of  2,922,552 shares changing hands for $8,935,750 compared to 7,615,922 units at $31,395,162 on Friday.
Future Energy Source led trading with 27 percent of total volume, after an exchange of 788,482 shares, followed by Lumber Depot 15 percent with 437,520 units and Jamaican Teas with 14.7 percent after trading 429,310 units.
Trading for Monday averages 88,562 units at $270,780, down sharply from 205,836 at $848,518 on Friday. Trading month to date averages 166,238 units at $478,681, compared to 172,172 units at $494,563 on Friday. June closed with an average of 225,705 units at $644,459.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows two stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and five with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial fell $2.04 to $20.83, with an exchange of 1,881 shares, AMG Packaging dipped 13 cents to $1.53, with 48,764 units changing hands, Blue Power advanced 18 cents to $3.71 with 19,679 stock units traded.  Caribbean Assurance Brokers lost 14 cents to end at $1.91 with a transfer of 34,033 shares, Caribbean Cream declined by 10 cents to close at $6.75 with 2,981 units passing through the market, Derrimon Trading slipped 5 cents to $2.45, with an exchange of 52,823 stock units. Elite Diagnostic fell 10 cents to $3.50 with 558 stocks changing hands, Everything Fresh rose 5 cents to $1.05 with 39,129 shares traded, Fosrich slipped 7 cents to $8.05 with a transfer of 11,020 units. Future Energy Source lost 6 cents to finish at $1.64 with investors switching ownership of 788,482 stocks, iCreate declined 8 cents to 78 cents, with an exchange of 31,416 stock units, Knutsford Express jumped $1.25 to $8.40 with 25 shares changing hands. Lasco Manufacturing rallied 12 cents to $5.37 with 28,436 units traded, Lumber Depot slipped 6 cents to $3.44 with a transfer of 437,520 stock units, Mailpac Group rose 8 cents to $3.88 with 377,504 shares crossing the market. Medical Disposables lost 9 cents to close at $5.19, with 1,090 stocks changing hands, SSL Venture advanced 18 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ high of 98 cents with 18 units traded, Stationery and Office Supplies dipped 10 cents to $7.50 with a transfer of 6,688 stock units and tTech shed 33 cents to close at $4.42, with 563 shares crossing the exchange.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.