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.

Big Spike in trading volume on Tuesday

Lumber Depot dominated trading with

Lumber Depot traded 61.5 percent of the total volume of stocks, trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange after sellers pushed 9.62 million shares, with the price plunging to a low of $2.50 during the day but recovered to close at $2.94, but with the bid at $2.58 to buy 22,010 shares.
Jetcon Corporation closed with just one bid to buy 73,805 shares at 65 cents, well off the last traded price of $1.30.
Market activity led to 36 securities trading compared to 34 on Friday and ended with the prices of 14 stocks rising, 17 declining and five closing unchanged.
The Junior Market Index slipped 3.54 points to 3,319.23. The PE Ratio, a measure used to compute an appropriate value of a stock, averages 12.9 based on ICInsider.com’s 2021-22 earnings forecast.
The market closed on Tuesday, with the volume of stocks traded spiking 627 percent, with 537 percent greater value than on Friday. Trading volume surged to 15,655,131 shares for $44,661,348 compared to 2,153,858 units at $7,010,164 on Friday.
Derrimon Trading had the second highest volume with 11.2 percent of the day’s trade after an exchange of 1.75 million shares and  Future Energy Source was next, with a 9.3 percent market share with an exchange of 1.46 million units.
Trading averaged 434,865 units at $1,240,593 in contrast to 63,349 at $206,181 on Friday. Trading for July closed with an average of 163,918 units at $481,755.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ending with the bid higher than its last selling price and one with a lower offer.
At the close, Blue Power rose 9 cents to $3.35 with 9,841 shares changing hands, CAC 2000 gained $1.42 to finish at $10.92, with an exchange of 921 stocks, Caribbean Cream slipped 8 cents to $5.80 with investors switching ownership of 880,910 units.  Future Energy Source added 5 cents to close at $1.43,  with 1,459,917 stock units traded, GWest Corporation rallied by 5 cents to 99 cents with a transfer of 800 shares, Indies Pharma advanced 19 cents to $3.79,  with 60,800 stocks changing hands. Iron Rock Insurance climbed 28 cents to $3.88 with an exchange of 33,165 stock units, Jamaican Teas lost 7 cents to finish at $3.95, with 233,852 units passing through the market, Lasco Manufacturing slipped 5 cents to $5.20 with 116,657 shares traded. Lumber Depot fell 36 cents to $2.94 with a transfer of 9,623,115 stock units, Medical Disposables shed 49 cents to finish at $4.50 with 825 units changing hands, SSL Venture popped 11 cents to 87 cents, in switching ownership of 5,744 shares. Stationery and Office Supplies rallied $1.12 to $6.88 with 879 stock units traded and Tropical Battery lost 10 cents to close at $1.30 with 28,827 units crossing the exchange.
In the preference segment, CAC 2000 9.5% advanced 20 cents to $1 with 8,606 stocks changing hands.

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

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.

 

High volume Tuesday for Junior Market

Rising stocks were outnumbered by those declining on Tuesday and resulting in the Market Index declining for a second day, although the volume of stocks traded jumped 66 percent and the value soared 134 percent over Monday trading at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market.
Market activity led to 34 securities trading compared to 37 on Monday and ended with the prices of 11 rising, 15 declining and eight closing unchanged.
The PE Ratio, a measure used to compute appropriate stock values, averages 13 based on ICInsider.com’s 2021-22 earnings forecast.
Trading picked up, with 9,034,942 shares changing hands for $32,570,639 compared to 5,432,434 units at $13,895,368 on Monday. Lasco Manufacturing led trading with 27.8 percent of total volume after trading 2.51 million shares, followed by Lumber Depot 25 percent, with 2.26 million units and Caribbean Flavours 12.6 percent, with a transfer of 1.14 million units.
Trading averages 265,734 units at $957,960 compared to 146,823 at $375,550 on Monday. Trading month to date averages 161,120 units at $469,047 compared to 155,553 units at $443,033 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 the last selling price and one with a lower offer.
At the close, AMG Packaging dropped 16 cents to $1.50, trading 461,011 shares, Caribbean Cream slipped 7 cents to $5.95, with 40,500 stocks traded, Dolphin Cove shed 40 cents to finish at $7.85 with a transfer of 22,861 stock units. Express Catering fell 46 cents to $5.50, with 13,778 units passing through the market, Fosrich declined by 10 cents to $8, with an exchange of 5,748 shares, Honey Bun lost 18 cents to close at $6.52 with investors switching ownership of 113,248 stocks. iCreate slipped 6 cents to 80 cents, with 10,000 units changing hands, Indies Pharma rose 10 cents to $3.75 with 68,746 stock units traded, Iron Rock Insurance dropped 28 cents to $3.60 with a transfer of 250 shares. Lasco Financial fell 8 cents to $3.10, with 45,900 stocks passing through the market, Lasco Manufacturing lost 5 cents to settle at $5.20 with an exchange of 2,510,219 units, Limners and Bards spiked 18 cents to $3.20, with 87,809 stock units changing hands. Lumber Depot rose 5 cents to $3.45 with 2,258,991 shares changing hands, Main Event shed 30 cents to finish at $4.80  with a transfer of 8,284 stocks, Medical Disposables added 5 cents to end at $4.60 with investors switching ownership of 1,100 units and Stationery and Office Supplies advanced 12 cents to $7.17, with 2,336 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.

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 decline for Junior market

Trading closed on Thursday with the Market index declining for a third day as volume and value of stocks traded varying marginally from that on Wednesday on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange.
Market activity led to 33 securities trading compared to 34 on Wednesday and ended with the prices of 13 stocks each, rising and falling, leaving nine unchanged. At the close, the Junior Market Index dropped 11.87 points to settle at 3,335.20.
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 3,674,321 shares traded for $8,690,782 compared to 3,516,276 units at $8,817,575 on Wednesday.
Future Energy Source led trading with 41.4 percent of total volume as 1.52 million shares traded, followed by Caribbean Flavours 25 percent of the day’s trade, with 918,114 units and Mailpac Group 4.7 percent in exchanging 172,567 units.
Trading averages 111,343 units at $263,357 in contrast to 103,420 at $259,340 on Wednesday. Trading month to date, averages 155,814 units at $442,949, versus 158,552 units at $454,006 on Wednesday. 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 three with lower offers.
At the close, Blue Power advanced 20 cents to $3.60 with an exchange of 4,639 shares, Caribbean Assurance Brokers rose 5 cents to end at $1.91, with 5,099 stocks changing hands, Caribbean Cream dropped 29 cents to finish at $6.10 with 27,902 units traded. Caribbean Flavours fell 11 cents to $2 with a transfer of 918,114 shares, Consolidated Bakeries dropped 34 cents to $1.65, with 7,000 stocks passing through the market, Elite Diagnostic slipped 13 cents to $3.07, with an exchange of 17,988 units. Express Catering rallied by 54 cents to end at $6.04 with 41,133 shares changing hands, Fosrich slipped 10 cents to $7.90 with 18,234 units traded, Honey Bun popped 5 cents to $6.60 with a transfer of 14,513 stocks. Jetcon Corporation rose 9 cents to $1.39 with investors switching ownership of 6,333 units, KLE Group spiked 13 cents to $1.18 with an exchange of 2,466 shares, Lasco Manufacturing slipped 18 cents to $4.82, with 24,939 stocks changing hands. Limners and Bards dipped 5 cents to $3.10 with 36,700 stock units traded, Medical Disposables fell 23 cents to $4.76 with a transfer of 1,276 units, Stationery and Office Supplies shed 36 cents to settle at $7.04 with 4,500 stocks changing hands and tTech jumped 33 cents to $4.75 with 492 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.