Rising stocks outpace losers

Trading closed on Tuesday, with the volume of stocks traded rising 64 percent higher, with the value traded increasing 47 percent over Monday as the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended with two stocks rising for everyone declining.
Market activity ended with 38 securities trading similar to Monday after 16 stocks rose, eight declined and 14 ended unchanged. The Junior Market Index rose 1.69 points to  3,218.89. The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate values for stocks, averages 12.1 based on ICInsider.com’s 2021-22 earnings forecast.

A total of 10,904,334 shares traded for $35,164,246 compared to 7,417,126 units at $21,433,263 on Monday. Limners and Bards led trading with 43.7 percent of total volume after trading 4.76 million shares followed by Future Energy Source 31 percent, with 3.38 million units and Jamaican Teas 7.9 percent, with 858,909 shares.
Trading averaged 286,956 units at $925,375 versus 195,188 shares at $564,033 on Monday and month to date, an average of 209,206 units at $609,671, compared to 203,402 units at $586,102 on Monday. August closed with an average of 464,471 units at $1,258,652.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ended with the bid higher than the last selling price and three with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial lost $1.48 in ending at $20.01 with 22,295 shares clearing the market, Blue Power spiked 62 cents to $3.37 with the swapping of 5,947 units, CAC 2000 gained 60 cents in closing at $9.10 after trading 5,000 stock units. Cargo Handlers increased 10 cents to $7.40 in an exchange of 3,999 stocks, Caribbean Assurance Brokers popped 4 cents to $1.79 with an exchange of 14,957 stock units, Consolidated Bakeries shed 20 cents to $1.60, with 7,360 shares changing hands. Everything Fresh dropped 6 cents in closing at 90 cents in switching ownership of 128,541 units, Express Catering rallied 60 cents to $4.90 while exchanging 4,635 stocks, Fontana fell 5 cents to end at $6.10 after 298,234 shares changed hands. Honey Bun declined 20 cents to close at $8 in trading 58,950 stocks, Lasco Financial fell 15 cents to $3 after exchanging 35,012 stock units, Limners and Bards rose 35 cents in closing at $3.65, after 4,761,862 units crossed the exchange. Lumber Depot climbed 8 cents to $2.98, with 353,242 stock units crossing the market, Mailpac Group rose 8 cents to $3.68 after trading 77,351 stocks, Medical Disposables advanced 53 cents to $5 in an exchange of 100 units. Stationery and Office Supplies rose 88 cents in closing at $6.78 after an exchange of 6,569 shares and tTech lost 15 cents to end at $4.35 with 30,100 stock units clearing the market, but after trading at a 52 weeks’ intraday low of $3.60.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Falling stocks clobber gainers

Declining stocks controlled trading closed on Monday, with the volume of stocks traded surging 118 percent higher, with the value rising 112 percent over Friday trades and leading to a decline in the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange.
Market activity led to 38 securities trading compared to 36 on Friday and ended, with seven rising, 22 declining and nine ending unchanged. At the close, the Junior Market Index lost 31.27 points to settle at 3,217.20.
The PE Ratio, a measure used to compute appropriate stock values, averages 12 based on ICInsider.com’s earnings forecast for 2021-22.
A total of 7,417,126 shares traded for $21,433,263 compared to 3,408,470 units at $10,100,692 on Friday.
Future Energy Source led trading with 30.4 percent of total volume after an exchange of 2.26 million shares followed by Limners and Bards 19.8 percent with 1.47 million units and Derrimon Trading 11.3 percent with 837,570 shares.
Trading averaged 195,188 units at $564,033 in contrast to 94,680 shares sat $280,575 on Friday and month to date, an average of 203,402 units at $586,102, compared to 204,065 units at $587,883 on Friday. August closed with an average of 464,471 units at $1,258,652.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows five stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close, AMG Packaging rose 5 cents to $1.71 in switching ownership of 23,781 shares, Blue Power fell 70 cents to $2.75, with 1,000 stock units crossing the exchange, CAC 2000 shed 65 cents in closing at $8.50 with an exchange of 9,395 units. Cargo Handlers declined 70 cents to $7.30 after exchanging 4,850 stocks, Caribbean Assurance Brokers lost 5 cents to close at $1.75, with 13,929 stock units changing hands, Caribbean Cream dropped 5 cents to $6, with 8,408 shares crossing the market. Consolidated Bakeries declined 10 cents to $1.80, trading 642 stock units, Elite Diagnostic lost 4 cents to close at $3.03 in trading 23,400 units, Express Catering shed 20 cents to $4.30 in exchanging 68,756 stocks. Fosrich climbed 8 cents to $8.10 after exchanging 2,042 units, Future Energy Source spiked 36 cents to $2.80 in trading 2,255,199 shares. General Accident dropped 24 cents to close at $5.30, with 230,444 stocks crossing the market, GWest Corporation fell 20 cents to 83 cents with the swapping of 11,048 shares, Honey Bun declined 78 cents in closing at $8.20 while exchanging 9,677 units. Indies Pharma lost 23 cents to close at $3.17 in an exchange of 11,606 stock units, Knutsford Express shed 15 cents to $6.85 in exchanging 1,011 units, Lasco Distributors popped 12 cents to $3.82 with 3,067 shares crossing the exchange. Limners and Bards fell 50 cents to $3.30 with the swapping of 1,469,967 units. Lumber Depot declined 10 cents in closing at $2.90 after exchanging 683,558 shares, Mailpac Group rallied 10 cents to $3.60 after trading 72,669 stocks, Medical Disposables dropped 47 cents to $4.47, with 343,907 stock units clearing the market. Stationery and Office Supplies shed 70 cents ending at $5.90 with 2,800 units crossing the exchange and Tropical Battery lost 4 cents to close at $1.27 while exchanging 69,176 stocks.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market bounces but ends week lower

Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market closed on Friday and broke the three-day losing streak after trading volume and value slipped marginally from Thursday’s levels as the market ended the day with winning stocks beating out losers, two to one.

Overall, 36 securities traded compared to 34 on Thursday with 17 rising, eight declining and 11, closing unchanged. The Junior Market Index rose 26.84 points to 3,248.47 in closing marginally down from the previous week’s close.
The PE Ratio, a measure used to compute appropriate stock values, averages 12 based on ICInsider.com’s 2021-22 earnings forecast.
Trading saw an exchange of  3,408,470 shares for $10,100,692 compared to 3,546,854 units at $10,614,625 on Thursday. Limners and Bards led trading with 762,073 shares accounting for 22.4 percent of total volume, followed by Future Energy Source with 720,763 units for 21.1 percent of the day’s trade and Lumber Depot 18.6 percent with 634,727 shares.
Trading averaged 94,680 units at $280,575 versus 104,319 shares at $312,195 on Thursday and month to date an average of 204,065 units at $587,883, compared to 213,117 units at $613,315 on Thursday. August closed with an average of 464,471 units at $1,258,652.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows no stock ending, with a bid higher than the last selling price and one with a lower offer.
At the close, Blue Power spiked 14 cents to $3.45 trading 2,083 shares, Cargo Handlers rose $1.02 to close at $8, with 60 stock units crossing the market, Caribbean Assurance Brokers rallied 5 cents to end at $1.80, with 110,393 stock units changing hands. Caribbean Cream declined 35 cents in closing at $6.05 while exchanging 34,021 units, Consolidated Bakeries climbed 11 cents to $1.90, with 6,588 stock units crossing the exchange. Dolphin Cove increased 85 cents to $10.15 with an exchange of 2 stocks, Fosrich shed 12 cents to end at $8.02 in exchanging 40,354 shares, General Accident popped 17 cents to $5.54 in an exchange of 174 stock units, GWest Corporation rallied 8 cents in closing at $1.03 with the swapping of 13,000 stocks. Indies Pharma advanced 23 cents to $3.40 after exchanging 250 units, Lasco Distributors dropped 17 cents to close at $3.70, with 24,848 stock units changing hands, Limners and Bards fell 18 cents to $3.80 after exchanging 762,073 units. Lumber Depot climbed 7 cents to $3, trading 634,727 stock units, Main Event popped 44 cents to $4.20 while exchanging 500 shares, Stationery and Office Supplies increased 69 cents to $6.60 after 1,444 units crossed the market and tTech rose 30 cents to $4.50 in exchanging 749 stock units.
In the preference segmentCAC 2000 9.5% preference share popped 10 cents in closing at $1 with the swapping of 1,021 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Third fall day for Junior Market

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Rising stocks beat out those declining by 15 to 11, with eight closing unchanged as 34 securities traded, up from 33 on Wednesday, with the volume and value of stocks trading slipping marginally on Thursday on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange.
The Junior Market Index fell for a third day, with a loss of 20.85 points to close at 3,221.63. The PE Ratio, a measure used to compute appropriate stock values, averages 12.1 based on ICInsider.com’s 2021-22 earnings forecast.
Trading pulled in 3,546,854 shares at $10,614,625 compared to 3,663,127 units at $11,641,559 on Wednesday. Future Energy Source accounted for 39.6 percent of total volume to lead trading with 1.40 million shares followed by Jamaican Teas 465,277 units with 13.1 percent and Limners and Bards 12.4 percent with 438,846 stock units.
Trading averaged 104,319 units at $312,195 in contrast to 111,004 at $352,775 on Wednesday and month to date, an average of 213,117 units at $613,315 compared to 222,342 units at $638,846 on Wednesday. August closed with an average of 464,471 units at $1,258,652.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows five stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Blue Power popped 31 cents to $3.31, trading 17 units, Caribbean Assurance Brokers rallied 10 cents to end at $1.75 while exchanging 1,000 stock units, Express Catering declined 41 cents to end at $4.49, with 23,614 stock units clearing the market. Fontana popped 15 cents to $6.18 with an exchange of 65,773 shares, Future Energy Source rose 4 cents to $2.43, with 1,402,858 shares crossing the market, GWest Corporation shed 19 cents to close at 95 cents, with 5,000 shares changing hands. Jamaican Teas rose 10 cents to end at $3.70 after trading 465,277 stocks. Jetcon Corporation shed 6 to close at 94 cents after exchanging 295,183 units, Lumber Depot rose 13 cents to $2.93 in trading 331,498 stock units, Mailpac Group dropped 10 cents to $3.52 in switching ownership of 98,002 shares, Main Event dived 44 cents to $3.76 after exchanging 3,395 shares. Medical Disposables increased 33 cents to $4.94 after exchanging 4,030 stock units, Stationery and Office Supplies climbed 10 cents to $5.91 in an exchange of 4,000 stocks and tTech declined 42 cents to $4.20 after trading 2,731 stocks.

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

Junior Market slips again

The volume of stocks traded dropped 54 percent on Wednesday below Tuesday level, with the value of stocks traded falling 57 percent, leading to a fall in the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange index.
Market activity led to 33 securities trading compared to 35 on Tuesday, with nine rising, 15 declining and nine closing unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index shed 20.50 points to settle at 3,242.48. The PE Ratio, a measure used to compute appropriate stock values, averages 11.3 based on ICInsider.com’s 2021-22 earnings forecast.
A total of 3,663,127 shares changed hands for $11,641,559 compared to 8,565,841 units at $25,324,572 on Tuesday. Lumber Depot led trading with 44.4 percent of total volume after trading 1.63 million shares, followed by Jamaican Teas 19.9 percent with 728,146 units and Future Energy Source 14.1, with 516,351 shares.
Trading averaged 111,004 units at $352,775 in contrast to 244,738 shares at $723,559 on Tuesday and month to date, an average of 222,342 units at $638,846, compared to 232,326 units at $664,500 on Tuesday. August closed with an average of 464,471 units at $1,258,652.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows three stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and five with lower offers.
At the close, Blue Power declined 30 cents to $3, trading 12 shares, Cargo Handlers shed 55 cents to end at $7 with the swapping of 1,221 stock units. Caribbean Assurance Brokers fell 10 cents to $1.65 trading 19,294 stocks, Express Catering rallied 10 cents to $4.90 after exchanging 500 units. Fontana fell 57 cents in closing at $6.03, with 126,041 stock units clearing the market, Future Energy Source dropped 5 cents to $2.39, with 516,351 shares changing hands. Honey Bun increased 35 cents to $9 in exchanging 12,380 stock units, Indies Pharma declined 22 cents to $3.17 while exchanging 1,012 stocks, ISP Finance spiked $6.10 to $23.50 trading 259 units. Jetcon Corporation gained 4 cents to close at $1 after exchanging 173 units, Lasco Distributors advanced 4 cents to $3.85 with 534 stock units changing hands. Limners and Bards climbed 25 cents to a 52 weeks’ high of $4, trading 309,877 units. Lumber Depot rose 5 cents to close at $2.80, with 1,628,060 shares crossing the market and Stationery and Office Supplies shed $1.14 in ending at $5.81, with 10,610 units crossing the market.
In the preference segmentCAC 2000 9.5% preference share declined 10 cents to 90 cents after trading 1,006 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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 ICInsider.com’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.

Lumber continues to drives Junior Market

Lumber Depot continued to command the lead volume on the Junior Market for the third day when closed on Monday, accounting for 4.8 million units or 60 percent of the shares exchanged for the day that saw investors transferring 42 percent more units for 64 percent greater value than on Friday.

Lumber Depot dominated trading volume.

Market activity led to 36 securities trading compared to 33 on Friday and ended with 13 rising, 13 declining and 10 closing unchanged.  At the close, the Junior Market Index rallied 25.89 points to 3,280.97. The PE Ratio, a measure used to compute appropriate stock values, averages 11.3 based on ICInsider.com’s 2021-22 earnings forecast.
A total of 7,959,396 shares traded for $26,899,270 compared t0  5,600,351 units at $16,401,398 on Friday. Future Energy Source closed trading, with the second highest volume, with 10.4 percent of the day’s trade for 824,499 units and Fontana controlled 9.6 percent market share with an exchange of 764,811 units after investors picked up the company’s stock following the release of positive full year results after trading on Friday.
Trading averaged 221,094 units at $747,202 in contrast to 169,708 at $497,012 on Friday and month to date averages 231,021 units at $658,292, compared to 232,225 units at $647,515 on Friday. August closed with an average of 464,471 units at $1,258,652.
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 $3.30 with investors switching ownership of 150 shares, Caribbean Assurance Brokers rose 9 cents to $1.79 with 6,150 stock units traded, Caribbean Cream popped 30 cents to $6.40 with an exchange of 1,989 units. Caribbean Flavours rallied 6 cents to $1.96, with 10,202 stocks changing hands, Express Catering fell 10 cents to $4.80 with a transfer of 10,000 shares, Fontana climbed 42 cents to $6.30, with 764,811 units passing through the market. Shortly after trading opened the stock triggered the circuit breaker of the exchange and traded up to a 52 weeks’ intraday high of $7.31, before pulling back at the close. Fosrich rose 8 cents to $8.18 with 300 stock units traded, Future Energy Source lost 9 cents to close at $2.42 with an exchange of 824,499 shares, General Accident shed 25 cents to end at $5.30 with 60,000 stocks changing hands. GWest Corporation advanced 13 cents to $1.14 with a transfer of 17,393 stock units, Honey Bun rallied 12 cents to $8.60 with investors switching ownership of 7,451 shares, Indies Pharma fell 31 cents to $3.11 with 326,732 stocks traded. Jetcon Corporation gained 8 cents to settle at $1 with an exchange of 5,952 units, Lasco Distributors advanced 13 cents to $3.90 with 5,350 stock units changing hands, Limners and Bards increased 12 cents to $3.74 with a transfer of 221,001 shares. Lumber Depot shed 11 cents to close at $3.07 after trading 4,795,471 units, Mailpac Group fell 15 cents to $3.51 with 193,419 stocks traded, Medical Disposables dipped 16 cents to $4.45 with 74,483 stock units changing hands. Paramount Trading declined 14 cents to $1.01 with a transfer of 212,785 units, SSL Venture lost 14 cents to close at 64 cents with investors switching ownership of 20,000 stocks and Stationery and Office Supplies spiked $1.27 to $7.02 with 3,000 units crossing the exchange.

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

Bright profit spots but cloudy elsewhere

A number of listed companies recently posted results for the second quarter of 2021, with some recording a strong rise in revenues and outstanding profits or lower losses than in 2020 and a few with lower profits.
Fontana had a good year to June and for the June quarter. The Junior Market listed company reported profit that surged 85 percent for the year to June of $512 million, with earnings per share of 41 cents, up from a profit of $277 million in 2020, with revenues rising 14 percent to $5.15 billion from $4.5 billion in 2020.
Blue Power suffered a reversal in fortunes, with a suspension of exports of soaps to Caricom, following a decision of the Jamaica Government to stop issuing Certificates of Origin for soaps manufactured in Jamaica, using imported soap noodles.
For the quarter to July, total revenues fell 23 percent from $150 million generated in 2020 to $116 million, leading to profits from operations dropping 62 percent to $8 million, from $21 million in the previous year, but gains on sales of investments of $26 million and other income, resulted in after tax profit of $46 million.
Jamaica Broilers posted revenues that surged 32 percent to $17.6 billion from $12.5 billion in 2020 for the first quarter to July 2021 but profit of $275 million dropped 28 percent from $383 million in 2020, as the Jamaican and Haitian segments posted lower profits for the quarter as the USA segment enjoyed a 84 percent jump.
Revenues at KLE Group recovered from just $7.8 million in the June quarter in 2020 to $38 million this year, with the half year returning revenues of $73 million versus $80.5 million in 2020, with losses showing slight improvement to $18 million for the quarter from $24.6 million in 2020 and from a loss of $43.7 million in 2020 half year to $40 million in 2021.

Scotia Group

Revenues at Lumber Depot increased 16 percent to $420 million in the  July quarter, this year, from $361 million in 2020, helping to drive profits 140 percent higher to $71.8 million, from $29.9 million in 2020. The strong increase resulted from a surge in gross profit margin from 18.7 percent in 2020 to 24.6 percent in the 2021 July quarter and contributed $26 million to the $42 million of increased profit.
Scotia Group reported a profit of $2.8 billion, an increase of 81 percent over the depressed 2020 third quarter and slightly more than the $2.7 billion generated in the April quarter. Profit for the nine months jumped 31 percent from $5.6 billion to $7.3 billion as expected credit loss provision fell sharply from $5.3 billion in 2020 to $1.99 billion for the nine months to July, thus negating a fall in interest income and increased operating expenses and taxation.

Lumber led trading for second day

Lumber Depot led trading on Friday, with the highest volume for the day, following the large trade in the stock on Thursday that followed the release of the first quarter results, with a 140 rise in profit, with the overall volume of stocks trading falling 83 percent, with the value falling 82 percent from Thursday on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market.
Market activity led to 33 securities trading down from 38 on Thursday, with 13 rising, 11 declining and nine, closing unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index popped 5.56 points to 3,255.08 and the PE Ratio, a measure used to compute appropriate stock values averages, 11.2 based on ICInsider.com’s 2021-22 earnings forecast.
A total of 5,600,351 shares changing hands for $16,401,398 down from 31,088,441 units at $95,481,815 on Thursday. Lumber Depot led trading with 43.6 percent of total volume after an exchange of 2.44 million shares followed by Future Energy Source 22.8 percent, with 1.28 million units and Caribbean Flavours 6.2 percent, with 350,000 shares.
Trading averaged 169,708 units at $497,012 down from 818,117 at $2,512,679 on Thursday and month to date, an average of 232,225 units at $647,515, down from 240,039 units at $666,328 on Thursday. 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 four with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial popped 49 cents to close at $21.49 in an exchange of 697 shares, Blue Power rose 20 cents to $3.50, with 90,012 units changing hands. Cargo Handlers declined 5 cents to $7.60 after 25,059 stock units crossed the market, Caribbean Assurance Brokers dipped 5 cents to $1.70, with 47,642 shares switching owners, Caribbean Cream lost 50 cents to end at $6.10 while exchanging just 515 stocks. Consolidated Bakeries increased 7 cents to $1.76 with an exchange of 3,926 units, Derrimon Trading rose 9 cents to $2.34 after exchanging 218,780 stock units, Fontana shed 22 cents to $5.88 with the swapping of 59,024 shares. Fosrich fell 6 cents to $8.10 after 44,000 units changed hands, General Accident gained 18 cents in closing at $5.55, after 7,094 stocks crossed the exchange. Honey Bun fell 22 cents to $8.48 in trading 26,906 stock units, Indies Pharma lost 8 cents to close at $3.42 in exchanging 4,280 units, Jamaican Teas rallied 5 cents to $3.79 with an exchange of 20,170 stock units, Jetcon Corporation dropped 8 cents in closing at 92 cents after exchanging 140,280 shares. Lasco Distributors shed 23 cents to end at $3.77, with 105,089 units crossing the exchange, Lasco Manufacturing increased 14 cents to $4.96 after 5,704 stocks changed hands, Limners and Bards advanced 42 cents to $3.62, with 53,305 stocks crossing the market. Lumber Depot popped 2 cents to $3.18 while exchanging 2,440,430 units as a major shareholder seems to be offloading stocks and Main Event climbed 15 cents in closing at $4.20 in trading 11,789 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Lumber clobbers JSE Junior market

Fresh from a release of blowout first quarter results, with profit surging 140 percent to $72 million from a 16 percent rise in revenues and pushed demand for Lumber Depot shares with an exchange of 24.4 million units in taking 78.4 percent market share and drove the volume of shares traded on the Junior Market up 407 percent over Wednesday’s level with a 547 percent jump in the value in the transfer of funds.

Lumber Depot dominated trading with 24.4 million shares.

Market activity led to 38 securities trading from 40  n Wednesday, ending with 15 rising, 16 declining and seven closing unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index lost 32.29 points to 3,249.52.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in the computation of appropriate stock values, averages 11.2 based on ICInsider.com’s 2021-22 earnings forecast.
Overall, 31,088,441 shares traded for $95,481,815 compared to 6,132,229 units at $14,766,906 on Wednesday.
After lumber Depot huge trades, Future Energy Source followed by cornering 14 percent of the day’s trade, with 4.34 million units andMailpac Group ended, with 1.9 percent market share with an exchange of 581,749 units.
Trading averaged 818,117 units at $2,512,679 up from 153,306 shares at $369,173 on Wednesday and for the month to date an averages of 240,039 units at $666,328 compared to 142,840 units at $355,879 on Wednesday 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 one with a lower offer.
At the close, Access Financial jumped $1 to $21 in trading 178 shares, Blue Power popped 30 cents to $3.30 with an exchange of 14,930 stocks, Cargo Handlers dropped 50 cents to $7.65 with 16,948 stock units changing hands. Caribbean Assurance Brokers advanced 15 cents to $1.75 with 1,848 units traded after the stock traded at an intraday low of $1.52. Caribbean Cream gained 50 cents to close at $6.60 with a transfer of 66,547 shares, Caribbean Flavours slipped 8 cents to $1.90 with 121,050 stocks passing through the market. Consolidated Bakeries lost 10 cents to end at $1.69 with an exchange of 31,780 units, Derrimon Trading declined 5 cents to  $2.25, with 189,209 shares changing hands, Dolphin Cove fell $1.20 to $9 with 35,498 stocks traded. Express Catering dropped 30 cents to $4.90 with a transfer of 3,902 units, Fontana advanced 10 cents to $6.10 with investor switching ownership of 109,548 stock units, Future Energy Source rose 8 cents to $2.50 with an exchange of 4,342,763 shares. General Accident slipped 8 cents to $5.37 with 250,000 units changing hands, GWest Corporation increased 6 cents to 99 cents with 27,930 stock units traded, Honey Bun gained 15 cents to close at $8.70 with a transfer of 4,220 shares. Jamaican Teas slipped 6 cents to $3.74 with 78,300 stocks passing through the market, Knutsford Express climbed 10 cents to $7 with an exchange of 2,006 units, Limners and Bards shed 45 cents to close at $3.20 with 254,789 stock units changing hands. Lumber Depot rose 10 cents to $3.16 with 24,379,081 shares traded, Main Event dropped 20 cents to $4.05 with a transfer of 2,777 units, Medical Disposables added 9 cents to $4.61 with a transfer of 31,223 stock units.  Stationery and Office Supplies shed 75 cents to finish at $5.75 with investors switching ownership of 3,500 stocks, Tropical Battery lost 6 cents to end at $1.30 with 41,134 units changing hands and tTech fell 30 cents to $4.20 with 32,292 shares crossing the exchange.

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