Junior Market trading jumps

Trading jumped on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Monday with an 83 percent rise in the volume of stocks traded, valued at 60 percent more than on Friday with trading in 42 securities versus 41 on Friday to end with ten rising, 22 declining and ten closing unchanged.
A total of 5,099,286 shares were traded for $13,601,067 compared with 2,791,802 units at $8,477,949 on Friday.
Trading averaged 121,412 shares at $323,835 compared with 68,093 units at $206,779 on Friday, with a month to date average of 257,803 units at $694,789 compared to 264,910 stock units at $714,119 on the previous trading day. October ended with an average of 264,407 units at $832,036.
Dolla Financial led trading with 1.31 million shares for 25.8 percent of total volume, Jetcon Corporation was next with 850,000 units for 16.7 percent of the day’s trade and ONE on ONE Educational with 786,772 units for 15.4 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index lost 18.42 points to settle at 3,851.82.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in the computing of appropriate stock values, averages 12. The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks incorporate ICInsider.com projected earnings for companies with financial year end that falls between November this year and August 2023.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows six stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial dropped $2.34 in closing at $20.66 with investors transferring 2,218 shares, Blue Power shed 48 cents to end at $2.69 after an exchange of 3,100 stock units, Cargo Handlers gained 50 cents to settle at $9.50, with 250 stocks crossing the market. Consolidated Bakeries lost 19 cents after ending at $2.10 with 10,725 units changing hands, Dolla Financial dipped 11 cents to $3.16, trading 1,313,389 stock units, Dolphin Cove advanced 17 cents to $13.30 in transferring 16,067 units. Elite Diagnostic fell 19 cents to end at $3.30 with an exchange of 6,600 shares, Everything Fresh rose 15 cents to $1.45 as investors swapped 19,067 stocks, Fontana shed 10 cents to close at $8.40 in an exchange of 26,477 stock units. Fosrich fell 10 cents to $4.05 as investors switched ownership of 485,062 shares, Indies Pharma lost 13 cents after ending at a 52 weeks’ low of $2.62 and trading 44,511 units, Iron Rock Insurance shed 42 cents in closing at a 52 weeks’ low of $1.76 after a transfer of 374 stocks. Knutsford Express gained 48 cents to finish at $8.88 with an exchange of 6,622 shares, Lumber Depot dipped 14 cents to $2.31 with a transfer of 87,095 stock units, MFS Capital Partners rallied 14 cents to $2.66 after 42,375 stocks cleared the market. Stationery and Office Supplies shed 70 cents to $14.30 in an exchange of 579 units and tTech popped 43 cents to $3.28 in exchanging 50,855 stocks.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Modest fall for Junior Market

The volume of stocks trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Friday dropped 45 percent with a 48 percent lower value than on Thursday, with 41 securities trading versus 40 on Thursday, with 16 rising, 14 declining and 11 closed unchanged.
Only 2,791,802 shares were traded for $8,477,949 versus 5,141,385 units at $17,482.988 on Thursday.
Trading averaged 68,093 shares at $206,779 compared with 125,400 units at $426,414 on Thursday, with a month to date average of 264,910 units at $714,119, down from 275,458 stock units at $741,310 on the previous day. October ended with an average of 264,407 units at $832,036.
MFS Capital Partners led trading with 682,869 shares accounting for 24.5 percent of total volume followed by Fosrich with 415,494 units for 14.9 percent of the day’s trade and Spur Tree Spices with 323,052 units for 11.6 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index shed 9.82 points to settle at 3,870.24.
The PE Ratio, a measure for computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.2. The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks incorporate ICInsider.com projected earnings for companies with financial year end that falls between November this year and August 2023. 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, Blue Power rose 12 cents to $3.17 with the swapping of 27 shares, Cargo Handlers dropped $2.50 to end at $9 after an exchange of 4,121 stocks,  EduFocal gained 25 cents in closing at $2.52 after 21,752 stock units were traded, Everything Fresh fell 18 cents to $1.30 with 8,050 stocks changing hands, Fosrich gained 15 cents to finish at $4.15 with an exchange of 415,494 stock units. Future Energy Source rallied 16 cents to $5.06 with 242,005 shares changing hands, Iron Rock Insurance declined 39 cents to close at $2.18 after switching ownership of 52 units, Knutsford Express shed 23 cents in ending at $8.40 after exchanging 518 stock units. Limners and Bards popped 28 cents to close at $2.60 after trading 11,255 stocks, Medical Disposables advanced 55 cents to $5 with an exchange of 35,655 units, MFS Capital Partnersl ost 18 cents to end at $2.52 with 682,869 shares crossing the market. Paramount Trading gained 10 cents ending at $1.71 with a transfer of 3,847 stocks, Stationery and Office Supplies dipped $2 to $15 in exchanging 2,630 stock units and Tropical Battery popped 14 cents to $2.50 with the swapping of 282,539 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Big recovery for Junior Market

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange clawed back a fair bit of the losses incurred since last week following the announcement of Regency Petroleum IPO, with the Index rallying 82.24 points to settle at 3,880.06 on Thursday, following a 64 percent fall in the volume of stocks traded, after a 29 percent decline in the value compared to Wednesday with 41 securities trading the same as on Wednesday and ended with 19 rising, 18 declining and four closing unchanged.
A total of 5,141,385 shares were traded for $17,482,988, down from 14,142,422 units at $24,762,456 on Wednesday.
Trading averaged 125,400 shares at $426,414 compared with 344,949 units at $603,962 on Wednesday. Trading for the month to date, averages 275,458 stock units at $741,310 against 283,956 shares at $759,143 on the previous day. October closed with an average of 264,407 units at $832,036.
Dolla Financial led trading with 645,519 shares for 12.6 percent of total volume followed by Fosrich with 625,021 units for 12.2 percent of the day’s trade and Spur Tree Spices with 546,327 units for 10.6 percent market share. ISP Finance closed at a 52 weeks’ low of $14.98.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.1. The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks incorporate ICInsider.com projected earnings for companies with financial year end that falls between November this year and August 2023.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows six stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and five with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial popped $2.35 to close at $23 with 9,800 shares clearing the market, Blue Power dipped 12 cents to $3.05 in exchanging 527 stocks, Cargo Handlers climbed $1.50 to end at $11.50 with the transfer of 4,087 units. Dolla Financial advanced 12 cents to $3.28 as investors traded 645,519 stock units, Dolphin Cove rose 11 cents in closing at $13.11 after trading 86,622 shares, Everything Fresh rose 12 cents to settle at $1.48 after 7,632 units passed through the market. Fontana shed 20 cents to close at $8.50 with 223,272 stock units changing hands, General Accident gained $1 to $5 in switching ownership of 7,002 stocks, Honey Bun lost 10 cents to end at $6.50 with 10,506 stock units trading. Knutsford Express rallied 78 cents to close at $8.63 after trading 1,014 stocks, Lasco Manufacturing popped 10 cents to $3.90 in exchanging 109,140 units, Main Event advanced $1.26 to $9.99 with 7,876 shares crossing the exchange. Medical Disposables rallied 13 cents to $4.45 in trading 25,000 stocks, MFS Capital Partners advanced 10 cents to $2.70 as investors exchanged 444,181 units, Spur Tree Spices gained 11 cents to end at $2.98 with the swapping of 546,327 shares. Stationery and Office Supplies rose $2 to $17 in exchanging 2,000 stock units, Tropical Battery dropped 14 cents to $2.36 after a transfer of 475,316 stocks and tTech rose 41 cents to close at $2.78 with investors transferring one stock unit.
In the preference segmentCAC 2000 9.5% preference share declined 20 cents to 90 cents after trading 26,335 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

More slippage for Junior Market

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More slippage of the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange occurred in trading on Wednesday, with the volume of stocks traded rising 103 percent with 9 percent greater value than in Tuesday’s activity, following trading in 41 securities similar to Tuesday and ending with 17 rising, 17 declining and seven closing unchanged.
Medical Disposables and tTech ended at 52 weeks’ lows of $4.32 and $2.35, respectively.
A total of 14,131,729 shares were traded for $24,621,843 compared to 6,978,401 units at $22,507,207 on Tuesday.
Trading averaged 344,676 shares at $600,533 compared with 170,205 units at $548,956 on Tuesday. Trading month to date averages 283,941 units at $758,948 compared to 280,295 stock units at $768,458 on Tuesday the previous day. October closed with an average of 264,407 units at $832,036.
Everything Fresh led trading with 10.03 million shares for 71 percent of total volume, followed by Dolla Financial with 1.06 million units for 7.5 percent of the day’s trade and MFS Capital Partners with 656,503 units for 4.6 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index declined 21.45 points to settle at 3,797.82.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 11.9, The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks incorporate ICInsider.com projected earnings for companies with financial year end that falls between November this year and August 2023.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows seven stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, Blue Power climbed 49 cents to $3.17 as investors exchanged 2,440 shares, Cargo Handlers lost $1.05 in ending at $10 with investors transferring 11,046 stock units, Caribbean Assurance Brokers dropped 7 cents to $2.25, with 9,200 units crossing the market. Dolphin Cove fell 14 cents to close at $13 with an exchange of 36,568 stocks, EduFocal dipped 5 cents to end at $2.35 and closed with an exchange of 133,063 stock units, Elite Diagnostic rose 20 cents to $3.50 in exchanging  7,668 shares. Everything Fresh declined 6 cents to $1.36 after exchanging 10,028,420 stocks Fontana shed 9 cents in closing at $8.70 after exchanging 35,197 units Fosrich advanced 9 cents to close at $3.99 after trading 430,903 stock units. GWest Corporation rallied 6 cents to end at $1.03 in switching ownership of 1,034 units, Honey Bun increased 5 cents to end at $6.60 as 26,027 stocks passed through the market, Indies Pharma lost 9 cents after ending at $2.76 with a transfer of 33,120 shares. KLE Group gained 10 cents to close at $1.80, with three stock units crossing the exchange, Knutsford Express popped 5 cents in closing at $7.85 with a transfer of 4,020 stocks, Lasco Distributors advanced 9 cents to $2.89 after 624 units crossed the market and Limners and Bards fell 49 cents to end at $2.31 with the swapping of 36,311 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Falling stocks outgun rising ones

Trading dropped on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Tuesday with a 33 percent fall in the volume of stocks exchanged with a 5 percent fall in value compared to Monday after 41 securities were traded versus 43 on Monday and ended with 14 rising, 21 declining and six closing unchanged.
A total of 6,978,401 shares were traded for  22,507,207 compared to 10,381,562 units at $23,676,379 on Monday.
Trading averaged 170,205 shares at $548,956 compared to 241,432 units at $550,613 on Monday, with the month to date, averaging 280,295 shares at $768,458 compared to 287,326 stock units at $782,476 on the previous day.  October closed with an average of 264,407 units at $832,036.
Fosrich led trading with 2.29 million shares for 32.8 percent of total volume followed by Dolla Financial with 1.13 million units for 16.2 percent of the day’s trade and Lasco Financial with 668,804 units for 9.6 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index lost 11.12 points to settle at 3,819.27.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 12. The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks incorporate ICInsider.com projected earnings for companies with financial year end that falls between November this year and August 2023.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows five stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial fell 10 cents to end at $20.65 with an exchange of 142 shares, AMG Packaging rose 29 cents to $3 in an exchange of 800 stock units, Blue Power fell 42 cents to $2.68 after trading resulted in 29,743 stocks passing through the market. Consolidated Bakeries popped 40 cents to close at $2.30 after 100 units were exchanged, EduFocal climbed 11 cents in closing at $2.40, with 310,958 shares changing hands, Elite Diagnostic dropped 20 cents in ending at $3.30 after 6,147 stocks crossed the market. Fosrich declined 17 cents in closing at $3.90 while exchanging 2,287,140 stock units, Future Energy Source dipped 15 cents to $4.96 with an exchange of 184,786 units, Iron Rock Insurance rallied 27 cents to end at $2.57 as 150 stocks crossed the exchange. Knutsford Express shed $1.19 to close at $7.80 as investors exchanged 256 stock units, Lasco Financial gained 15 cents to close at $3.08 trading 668,804 units, Lasco Manufacturing shed 18 cents in closing at $3.80 after a transfer of 109,388 shares. Medical Disposables fell 20 cents to a 52 weeks’ low of $4.90 with investors transferring 7,000 stocks, Spur Tree Spices lost 10 cents to close at $2.84, with 398,706 units clearing the market and Stationery and Office Supplies dropped $1.25 to end at $14.75 with the swapping of 6,923 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

 

Junior Market drops again

Trading picked up a bit on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Monday, with a 16 percent rise in the volume of stocks traded after 12 percent more funds passed through the market than on Friday following trading in 43 securities up from 42 on Friday and ended with 19 rising, 17 declining and seven closing unchanged.
A total of 10,381,562 shares were exchanged for $23,676,379 up from 8,983,578 units at $21,220,946 on Friday.
Trading averaged 241,432 shares at $550,613 compared with 213,895 units at $505,261 on Friday with a month to date average of 287,326 units at $782,476 compared to 290,620 stock units at $799,120 on the previous trading day. October averaged 264,407 units at $832,036.
ONE on ONE Educational led trading with 4.75 million shares for 45.7 percent of total volume followed by Dolla Financial with 1.66 million units for 16 percent of the day’s trade and Spur Tree Spices with 981,468 units for 9.5 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index dipped 41.57 points to settle at 3,830.39.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.1. The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks incorporate ICInsider.com projected earnings for companies with financial year end that falls between November this year and August 2023.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows five stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and none with a lower offer.
At the close, AMG Packaging dipped 44 cents to $2.71 after closing with 11,625 shares changing hands, Blue Power rose 43 cents in closing at $3.10 in trading 3,104 units, CAC 2000 declined $1.24 to close at $7.06 with investors transferring 325 stocks. Consolidated Bakeries lost 45 cents to end at $1.90 after trading 7,000 stock units, Dolla Financial fell 17 cents to $3.12, with 1,664,774 stock units crossing the market, Dolphin Cove dropped 40 cents in closing at $13.20, with 10,018 stocks changing hands. EduFocal shed 16 cents to close at $2.29 after 64,416 units crossed the exchange, Elite Diagnostic gained 15 cents in ending at $3.50 after an exchange of 10,292 shares, Express Catering popped 20 cents to $5 after investors traded 12,565 stock units. Fosrich lost 13 cents to end at $4.07 while exchanging 589,096 stocks, Future Energy Source rallied 11 cents to end at $5.11 with the swapping of 220,888 units, General Accident declined 90 cents to $4 with a transfer of 5,513 shares. ISP Finance dropped $3.49 to close at $15.01 with an exchange of 972 stocks, Jetcon Corporation shed 11 cents in closing at $1.08 as investors exchanged 11,041 units, JFP Ltd climbed 10 cents to $1.50, with 614,991 shares clearing the market. Knutsford Express advanced 99 cents to $8.99, with 1,100 stock units crossing the market, Lasco Financial increased 22 cents to $2.93 in exchanging 82,406 stock units, Lasco Manufacturing increased 18 cents to $3.98 after a transfer of 15,194 units. Limners and Bards climbed 11 cents to end at $2.78 in switching ownership of 238,825 shares, Lumber Depot rallied 27 cents to close at $2.50 while 113,008 stocks passed through the market, Main Event jumped $1.45 to $10 after exchanging 63,235 stock units. Medical Disposables dipped 25 cents to $5.10 after trading 3,000 shares, MFS Capital Partners popped 18 cents to end at $2.79 as 62,636 units passed through the market and Paramount Trading advanced 28 cents in closing at $1.80, with 1,019 stocks crossing the market.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Falling Junior Market stocks clobber gains

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange dropped again on Thursday, with prices of 29 stocks falling and only eight rising, following the issue of the prospectus for Regency Petroleum today, with the volume of stocks traded rising 355 percent with the value surging 438 percent over Wednesday’s trades and ending with 46 securities trading up from 40 on Wednesday and ending with only nine trading unchanged.
A total of 35,681,537 shares were traded for $109,696,406 up from 7,838,155 units at $20,403,040 on Wednesday.
Trading averaged 775,686 shares at $2,384,704 compared to 195,954 units at $510,076 on Wednesday, with the month to date averaging 296,406 units at $821,279 compared with 253,261 stock units at $680,540 on the previous day. October closed with an average of 264,407 units at $832,036.
Dolla Financial led trading with 21.01 million shares 58.9 percent of total volume, followed by ONE on ONE Educational with 2.86 million units for 8 percent of trading, JFP Ltd was next with 2.15 million units for 6 percent market share, followed by KLE Group with 2.15 million units for 6 percent of the market outcome and EduFocal with 1.44 million units for 4 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index shed 38.65 points to settle at 3,933.61.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 11.9. The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks incorporate ICInsider.com projected earnings for companies with financial year end that falls between November this year and August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows five stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one stock with a lower offer.
At the close, Blue Power declined 40 cents in closing at a 52 weeks’ low of $2.70, after 499 shares passed through the market, Cargo Handlers dipped $2 to close at $11 in switching ownership of 1,248 stock units, Dolla Financial popped 23 cents to $3.50 and closed after 21,010,866 stocks changed hands. Dolphin Cove rose 10 cents to end at $13.50 after exchanging 7,770 units, EduFocal shed 41 cents in ending at $2.32 while exchanging 1,440,329 stock units, Express Catering lost 43 cents in closing at $4.57 after trading 54,094 units. Fontana fell 75 cents to $8.10 with a transfer of 103,580 stocks, Fosrich dropped 17 cents to $4.21 with the swapping of 812,779 shares, Future Energy Source declined 24 cents to close at $4.96 as investors exchanged 685,047 stock units. General Accident climbed 50 cents to $4.90, with just 300 stocks crossing the exchange, GWest Corporation lost 11 cents in closing at 98 cents with 40,435 shares changing hands, Honey Bun dipped 29 cents to $6.50 after an exchange of 6,241 units. Indies Pharma dipped 11 cents to end at $2.74, with 7,779 units clearing the market, Iron Rock Insurance rallied 30 cents to close at $2.60 after an exchange of 363 stocks, ISP Finance gained $3.49 to $18.50 after a transfer of a mere five stock units. JFP Ltd shed 12 cents to $1.45 with investors transferring 2,152,239 shares, KLE Group advanced 34 cents in closing at $2 in trading 2,149,248 stocks, Knutsford Express fell 80 cents to close at $8, with just 180 shares changing hands. Lasco Distributors dropped 10 cents after ending at $2.70 with trading of 51,637 stock units, Lasco Financial increased 23 cents to end at $2.95 with an exchange of 2,950 units, Limners and Bards shed 10 cents to close at $2.40 in 8,775 shares changing hands. Main Event lost $2 in ending at $10, with 241,195 stocks crossing the market, Medical Disposables climbed 35 cents to end at $5.50 after exchanging ten stock units, MFS Capital Partners declined 15 cents to $2.60 after exchanging 498,334 units.Spur Tree Spices dipped 15 cents in closing at $2.90 with the swapping of 608,985 stocks and Tropical Battery fell 12 cents to close at $2.38 808,197 units changing hands.
In the preference segmentCAC 2000 9.5% preference share shed 10 cents to end at $1 after trading of 1,000 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior market trading dips

The volume of stocks traded on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Tuesday, fell by 12 percent and the value dipped by 16 percent compared to trading on Monday, with activity taking place in 43 securities, up from 41 on Monday and ended with prices of 16 rising, 22 declining and five left unchanged.
Jamaican Teas dropped to a 52 weeks’ low of 2.20 while Main Event surged to an intraday record high of $12.50.
A total of 8,389,729 shares were traded for $24,298,687 compared to 9,587,270 units at $29,063,432 on Monday. Trading averaged 195,110 shares at $565,086 compared to 233,836 units at $708,864 on Monday with the month to date averaging 258,383 units at $695,016 down from 264,459 stock units at $708,070 on the previous day. October closed with an average of 264,407 units at $832,036.
JFP Ltd led trading with 1.21 million shares for 14.4 percent of total volume followed by Spur Tree Spices with 1.08 million units for 12.9 percent of the day’s trade and Jamaican Teas with 871,755 units for 10.4 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index climbed 24.82 points to settle at 3,999.21.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.4. The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks incorporate ICInsider.com projected earnings for companies with financial year end that falls between November this year and August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial climbed $2.40 in closing at $22.90, with just 20 shares crossing the market, Blue Power dipped 10 cents to $3.10 with an exchange of 600 units, Cargo Handlers advanced 13 cents to $11.13 as 3,072 stocks changed hands. Caribbean Cream shed 14 cents to close at $3.86 with investors transferring 34 stock units, Caribbean Flavours rose 13 cents to $1.75 as 88,768 shares passed through the market, Consolidated Bakeries increased 11 cents to end at $2.42 after a transfer of 200 units. Elite Diagnostic lost 35 cents in closing at $3.33 with the swapping of 17,435 stock units, Everything Fresh rallied 15 cents to $1.60 with a transfer of 202,533 stocks, Future Energy Source fell 15 cents to $5.15, with 391,288 units changing hands. General Accident popped $1.10 to close at $5.10 in trading 7,300 shares, Jamaican Teas dropped 27 cents ending at a 52 weeks’ low of $2.28 after an exchange of 871,755 stock units, KLE Group declined 34 cents to end at $1.66 while exchanging 4,274 stocks. Knutsford Express declined 30 cents to close at $8 in an exchange of 60,065 stock units, Lasco Distributors dipped 10 cents to $2.80 as investors traded 218,196 units, Lasco Financial gained 12 cents in closing at $2.83, with 1,000 shares crossing the exchange. Limners and Bards fell 10 cents ending at $2.40 after an exchange of 30,856 stocks, Main Event popped $1.15 to close at a record closing high of $11.50, following the trading of 212,325 units, MFS Capital Partners shed 10 cents to $2.90 trading 124,334 stock units. Spur Tree Spices dropped 23 cents to end at $3.16 in exchanging 1,078,230 shares and Stationery and Office Supplies climbed $1.65 in closing at $16.85, with 6,262 stocks crossing the market.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Trading surges on Junior Market

Trading surged sharply on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Friday, with the volume of stocks traded declining rising 216 percent more and the value 169 percent more than on Thursday with 39 securities trading down from 46 on Thursday, ending with 12 rising, 18 declining and nine closing unchanged.
A total of 24,249,069 shares were exchanged for $66,587,007, up from 7,669,560 units at $24,736,067 on Thursday. Trading averaged 621,771 shares at $1,707,359 compared to 166,730 units at $537,741 on Thursday with the month to date averaging 267,703 units at $707,986 compared to 228,023 stock units at $595,987 on the previous day. October closed with an average of 264,407 units at $832,036.
Everything Fresh led trading with 10.46 million shares for 43.1 percent of total volume followed by Future Energy Source with 6.32 million units for 26.1 percent of the day’s trade and JFP Ltd with 2.16 million units for 8.9 percent market share. Dolla Financial chipped in with 1.17 million units for 4.8 percent market share and ONE on ONE Educational ended with 1.03 million units for 4.2 percent of stocks traded.
At the close, the Junior Market Index lost 23.88 points to settle at 4,034.83.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.4. The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks incorporate ICInsider.com projected earnings for companies with financial year end that falls between November this year and August 2023.
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, Access Financial climbed $1.69 to $23.69 with investors transferring 1,238 shares, Blue Power dropped 10 cents to close at $3.20 with the swapping of 534 stocks, Caribbean Flavours dipped 13 cents in closing at $1.62 after trading 7,500 stock units. Dolla Financial advanced 13 cents in ending at $3.43 as investors exchanged 1,165,270 units, Dolphin Cove lost 20 cents to end at $13.60 after exchanging 4,774 shares, EduFocal shed 21 cents in closing at $2.66 finishing trading of 445,757 stock units. Elite Diagnostic popped 32 cents to end at $3.72 with 4,038 stocks clearing the market, Everything Fresh declined 35 cents to $1.32 after a transfer of 10,458,798 units, Future Energy Source fell 17 cents to close at $5.16 with an exchange of 6,324,130 stocks. Indies Pharma gained 13 cents after ending at $2.85, with 3,134 stock units changing hands, JFP Ltd fell 11 cents to $1.69, with 2,156,657 units crossing the market, Lasco Distributors rose 25 cents in closing at $3.10 after 464,538 shares changed hands. Limners and Bards rallied 27 cents to $2.65 in an exchange of 26,244 stocks, Mailpac Group lost 10 cents to end at $2.03, with 277,170 shares crossing the market, Main Event climbed 25 cents to close at $10.35 in exchanging 47,585 stock units and Stationery and Office Supplies dipped 45 cents to end at $15.55 and closed with 14,240 units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Losing Junior Market stocks overpower those rising

Trading closed on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Thursday, with the volume of stocks traded rising 43 percent spurred by a 54 percent rise in value over Wednesday, with 46 securities trading versus 42 on Wednesday and ending with prices of nine rising, 28 declining and nine closing unchanged.
A total of 7,669,560 shares were traded for $24,736,067 compared to 5,241,850 units at $16,012,234 on Wednesday.
Trading averaged 166,730 shares at $537,741 versus 124,806 units at $381,244 on Wednesday with the month to date, averaging 228,023 units at $595,987 compared with 237,359 shares at $604,859 on the previous day. October closed with an average of 264,407 units at $832,036.
Spur Tree Spices led trading with 2.49 million shares for 32.5 percent of total volume followed by Dolla Financial with 951,467 units for 12.4 percent of the day’s trade and JFP Ltd with 755,682 units for 9.9 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index dropped 47.70 points to close at 4,058.71.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.7. The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks incorporate ICInsider.com projected earnings for companies with financial year end that falls between November this year and August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial shed $1.69 to close at $22, with 150 shares passed through the market, Blue Power increased 10 cents to $3.30 with an exchange of 329 stocks, Caribbean Assurance Brokers fell 20 cents to close at $2.39 as investors exchanged 345,279 units. Consolidated Bakeries shed 18 cents to end at $2.71 as 2,885 stock units passed through the market, Elite Diagnostic dipped 17 cents in closing at $3.40 after exchanging 130,430 stock units, Everything Fresh lost 10 cents in ending at $1.67 in an exchange of 1,453 shares. Express Catering dropped 19 cents in closing at $5.01 in exchanging 300 stocks, Future Energy Source rose 14 cents to close at $5.33, with 112,325 units crossing the exchange, Indies Pharma dipped 15 cents to end at $2.72 after trading 48,422 stocks. ISP Finance dropped $1 to $15 in trading 5,000 shares, KLE Group declined 41 cents to $1.60 after 21,215 units crossed the market, Limners and Bards fell 32 cents to $2.38 with investors transferring 139,050 stock units. Medical Disposables lost 35 cents in closing at $5.15 after trading 1,000 stock units, MFS Capital Partners climbed 42 cents to close at $2.96 while exchanging 28,387 stocks and Stationery and Office Supplies shed 50 cents to end at $16 with 5,642 units clearing the market.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.