Junior Market recovery continues

The Junior Market Index continues to rebound from last week’s steep sell-off by climbing 26.29 points to close at 4,146.34 at the close of trading on Monday, with a 51 percent increase in the volume of stocks traded and the value rose 54 percent over trading on Friday.
A total of 41 securities traded up from 35 on Friday and ended with 15 rising, 18 declining and eight left unchanged.
The PE Ratio, a measure in computing stock values, averages 13. The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks incorporate ICInsider.com projected earnings for companies with financial years closing up to the end of August 2023.
A total of, 6,964,198 shares traded  amounting to $28,803,554, up from 4,622,684 units at $18,728,840 on Friday. Trading averaged 169,858 shares at $702,526 in contrast to 132,077 shares at $535,110 on Friday, with the month to date, averaging 384,335 units at $1,657,551 compared to 395,085 units at $1,705,419 on the previous trading day. April closed with an average of 449,923 units at $1,781,786.
Caribbean Assurance Brokers led trading with 1.61 million shares for 23.1 percent of total volume, followed by Future Energy Source with 1.04 million units for 14.9 percent of the day’s trade and Spur Tree Spices with 474,166 units for 6.8 percent market share.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows six stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close, Access Financial climbed $1.87 to $21.87, with 451 shares crossing the market, Cargo Handlers advanced $1.60 in closing at $11.60 after exchanging just 500 stocks, Caribbean Cream declined 25 cents in ending at $4., with 10,891 units changing hands. Caribbean Flavours increased 25 cents to close at $1.97 with the swapping of 212,907 stock units, Dolphin Cove fell 20 cents to end at $18 in switching ownership of 37,212 stock units, Elite Diagnostic lost 20 cents to $3.40, trading 15,556 stocks. Everything Fresh shed 14 cents to $1.22, with 29,677 units clearing the market, Express Catering dropped 31 cents to end at $5.62 with 14,301 shares changing hands, Fosrich dropped 80 cents in closing at $23.50, with 216,823 stock units crossing the exchange. Future Energy Source gained 25 cents to close at $6.25 after exchanging 1,038,976 units, iCreate declined 30 cents in closing at $3.20 with an exchange of 41,181 shares, Indies Pharma lost 16 cents to end at $3 in an exchange of 20,017 stock units. Jetcon Corporation shed 10 cents to $1.50 while exchanging 31,329 shares, Knutsford Express rallied 10 cents to $7.80 after finishing trading 2,136 units, Lasco Manufacturing popped 16 cents to close at $5.27 after an exchange of 95,723 stocks, following the release of improved full year results. Lumber Depot fell 20 cents to end at $3.10 in trading 413,705 stock units, Main Event shed 19 cents after finishing at $8.20 in exchanging 54,232 stock units, Medical Disposables jumped $1.19 to $8.19 in trading 73,758 stocks. Paramount Trading rallied 15 cents in closing at $1.90 in an exchange of 650 shares, Spur Tree Spices advanced 25 cents to close at $3.95, with 474,166 units changing hands and tTech rose 40 cents in closing at $3.89 while exchanging 4,000 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

More big Junior Market fall as winners = losers

Trading ended with 44 securities changing hands on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market Wednesday, down from 45 on Tuesday, with stocks rising and declining, accounting for 19 each, with six closing unchanged, resulting in the Market Index dipping 2.56 percent compared to 5.52 percent on Tuesday, with a 102.39 points dive to 4,027.35 and cutting the year to date gains from 33.7 percent to May 9th down to 17.5 percent.  
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.8. The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks incorporate ICInsider.com projected earnings for companies with financial years closing up to the end of August 2023.
The market closed, with the volume of stocks traded dropping 49 percent and the value falling 47 percent from Tuesday, with 12,355,521 shares traded for $52,828,520, down from 24,253,233 units at $99,156,469 on Tuesday. Trading averaged 280,807 shares at $1,200,648 in contrast to 538,961 shares at $2,203,477 on Tuesday with the month to date, averaging 421,331 units at $1,814,834 compared to 430,189 units at $1,853,550 on the previous trading day. April closed with an average of 449,923 units at $1,781,786.
JFP Limited led trading with 1.40 million shares for 11.3 percent of total volume, followed by Mailpac Group with 1.21 million units for 9.8 percent of the day’s trade and Spur Tree Spices, 874,669 units for 7.1 percent market share.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows three stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close of trading, Access Financial shed 91 cents to $20 in exchanging 23,441 shares, Cargo Handlers rose $1.30 to $11.70 in switching ownership of 20,216 units, Consolidated Bakeries gained 10 cents to close at $1.30 with an exchange of 89 stocks. Derrimon Trading lost 10 cents to $2.80 in exchanging 413,498 stock units, Dolphin Cove dropped 66 cents to $16.32 after trading 65,728 stocks, EduFocal rallied 24 cents to close at $2.99 trading 801,269 units. Elite Diagnostic fell 30 cents in closing at $3.21 in an exchange of 701,574 shares, Fosrich declined 70 cents after ending at $24.30, trading 523,023 stock units, Future Energy Source climbed 37 cents to end at $5.89, with 678,182 units changing hands. Honey Bun advanced 49 cents to $8.50 in trading 5,551 shares, Jetcon Corporation rose 13 cents in closing at $1.43 with 63,519 stocks clearing the market, KLE Group popped 21 cents in ending at $2.61 with the swapping of 38,923 stock units. Lasco Financial rose 18 cents to end at $3.49 while exchanging 32,012 shares, Lasco Manufacturing advanced 25 cents to close at $5.25 after an exchange of 53,401 stocks, Main Event fell 10 cents to $8.20 after 119,934 stock units crossed the market. Medical Disposables declined 55 cents in ending at $7, with 48,129 units crossing the market, Paramount Trading increased 10 cents to $1.90 with 22,030 stocks changing hands, Spur Tree Spices gained 16 cents to close at $3.66 after 874,669 shares were traded. SSL Venture rallied 14 cents in closing at $1.80, with 82,989 units changing hands and Stationery and Office Supplies dropped $1.35 to end at $10.65 with the swapping of 12,900 stock units.
In the preference segmentCAC 2000 9.5% preference share shed 16 cents in ending at $1, exchanging 3,187 stocks.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market prices mostly fall Friday

Trading closed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market on Friday, with the volume of stocks traded declining 68 percent with a 60 percent lower value than Thursday as 43 securities traded down from 44 on Thursday and ended with ten rising, 22 declining and 11 closing unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index shed 3.71 points to 4,357.81.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 13.5. The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks incorporate ICInsider.com projected earnings for companies with financial years closing up to the end of August 2023.
A total of 5,807,347 shares were traded for $25,315,609, dropping from 18,169,661 units at $63,184,225 on the Thursday. Trading averaged 135,055 shares at $588,735 in contrast to 412,947 shares at $1,436,005 on Thursday with month to date, averaging 422,694 units at $1,829,436 compared to 442,970 units at $1,916,895 on the previous trading day. April closed with an average of 449,923 units at $1,781,786.
Jetcon Corporation led trading with 1.04 million shares for 17.9 percent of total volume, followed by AMG Packaging with 469,900 units for 8.1 percent of the day’s trade and Lumber Depot with 422,811 units for 7.3 percent market share.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows no stock ending with a higher bid than the last selling price and two with lower offers.
At the close, AMG Packaging lost 10 cents in closing at $3.50 after trading 469,900 shares, Blue Power declined 18 cents to $3.75 in exchanging 35,689 stock units, Cargo Handlers shed 16 cents to close at $11.70 after an exchange of 977 units. Caribbean Assurance Brokers fell 17 cents to end at $2.25, with 155,000 stocks crossing the market, Derrimon Trading dropped 13 cents in ending at $3.02 with 114,968 shares clearing the market, Dolphin Cove declined $1.51 to close at $18.60 in an exchange of 68,237 stocks. Elite Diagnostic gained 14 cents to $3.94 in switching ownership of 126,699 stock units, Everything Fresh lost 26 cents to end at $1.34 after 12,327 units crossed the market, Express Catering dropped 10 cents in closing at $5.80 after exchanging 36,365 stocks. Fontana fell 30 cents to $10, with 344,612 stock units changing hands, GWest Corporation shed 14 cents to $1.01 while trading 15,098 shares, KLE Group declined 10 cents in closing at $2.30 with an exchange of 2,658 units. Stationery and Office Supplies shed 85 cents ending at $12.15 after finishing trading 10,044 stocks, Tropical Battery popped 10 cents to end at $2.85 after 154,743 shares crossed the exchange and tTech lost 10 cents to close at $3.60 trading 3,000 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market plunges

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The Junior Market Index plunged 99.56 points to close at 4,464.82 and ended with prices of 13 stocks rising, 23 declining and eight unchanged after 44 securities traded similar to Wednesday, at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market on Thursday, with the volume and value of stocks traded rose by 10 and 9 percent respectively, above Wednesday trades.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 13.5. The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks incorporate ICInsider.com projected earnings for companies with fiscal years closing up to the end of August 2023.
Overall, 23,316,932 shares were traded for $92,287,477 compared to 21,140,775 units at $84,601,284 on the Wednesday. JFP Limited led trading with 5.08 million shares for 21.8 percent of total volume, followed by Future Energy Source with 3.91 million units for 16.8 percent of the day’s trade, Tropical Battery chipped in with 3.36 million units for 14.4 percent market share, Jamaican Teas ended with 2.59 million units for 11.1 percent market share, Lumber Depot, 1.36 million units for 5.8 percent of the volume traded and Derrimon Trading, 1.15 million units for 5 percent market share.
Trading averaged 529,930 shares at $2,097,443 in contrast to 480,472 shares at $1,922,756 on Wednesday with month to date, averaging 500,041 units at $2,267,045 compared to 496,240 units at $2,288,613 on the previous day. strong>April closed with an average of 449,923 units at $1,781,786.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows five stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial fell $2.49 in closing at $20.91 in switching ownership of 7,917 shares, AMG Packaging shed 15 cents to $3.50, with 318,240 stocks crossing the market, Blue Power declined 55 cents to $4 while exchanging 39,488 units. Caribbean Assurance Brokers lost 10 cents to close at $2.44 after 151,267 stock units crossed the market, Caribbean Cream dropped 15 cents to end at $5.20, trading 11,731 shares, Derrimon Trading shed 17 cents in closing at $3.29 after an exchange of 1,154,330 units. Dolphin Cove advanced 64 cents in ending at $21.20 with the swapping of 31,141 stock units, Elite Diagnostic lost 33 cents to close at $3.97 in exchanging 90,256 stocks, Express Catering fell 17 cents to end at $6, with 24,650 shares crossing the exchange. Fontana declined $1 to $10.10 after an exchange of 168,277 stock units, Fosrich dropped $1.91 to $31.98 after exchanging 251,557 units, General Accident climbed 13 cents ending at $6.10 in an exchange of 5,082 stocks. Honey Bun gained 14 cents to end at $9.35 after trading 5,151 units, Iron Rock Insurance rose 25 cents to close at $3.45 after trading 1,010 stock units, ISP Finance dropped $7.20 in closing at $22.30, with 98,368 shares clearing the market. KLE Group lost 22 cents to end at $2.17 in trading 156,299 stocks, Knutsford Express shed 20 cents in closing at $7.79 with an exchange of 23,210 stocks, Lasco Distributors rallied 10 cents to $3.40 after trading 201,935 shares. Mailpac Group fell 31 cents to close at a 52 week’s low of $2.74 in trading 878,720 units after the price dipped to a low of $2.27 during the morning session as investors reacted negatively to the fall in profits for the March quarter. Medical Disposables popped 26 cents ending at $7.26 while exchanging 40,793 stock units, Spur Tree Spices declined 10 cents to $4 with the swapping of 1,137,489 units, Stationery and Office Supplies fell $1.60 to close at $7.60, with 20,000 stocks clearing the market, before the release of the March first quarter results, showing record profits and revenues were reported. The stock is set to open much higher on Friday, with several bids posted to buy at $10 and over after trading closed. Tropical Battery declined 16 cents to end at $2.92, with 3,358,233 stock units changing hands and tTech increased 25 cents in closing at $3.75 after 1,904 shares crossed the market.

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

New Junior Market record close

Trading closed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market Monday, with the volume of stocks traded more than twice that on Friday with a 107 percent increase after the value jumped 100 percent and resulted in slightly more stocks rising than declining.
All 45 listed securities traded, up from 44 on Friday, with 20 rising, 17 declining and eight closing unchanged.
The Junior Market Index advanced 45.26 points to a record close of 4,582.41 after the market opened at a record high of 4,613.31, with the market index rising 33.70 percent to date, surpassing the full year gains of 29.75 percent in 2021.
The PE Ratio, a measure in computing appropriate stock values, averages 14. The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks incorporate ICInsider.com projected earnings for companies with financial years closing up to the end of August 2023.
Overall, 38,331,981 shares traded for $155,216,877 up from 18,509,529 units at $77,694,953 on the Friday. Derrimon Trading led with 13.47 million shares for 35.1 percent of total volume, followed by Spur Tree Spices with 10.35 million units for 27 percent of the day’s trade, JFP Limited ended with 3.54 million units for 9.2 percent market share. Tropical Battery closed trading with 2.34 million units  for 6.1 percent market share, Lumber Depot contributed 1.46 million units for 3.8 percent market share and EduFocal, 1.31 million units for 3.4 percent market share.
Trading averaged 851,822 shares at $3,449,264 in contrast to 420,671 shares at $1,765,794 on Friday with month to date, averaging 495,602 units at $2,356,219 compared to 420,345 units at $2,125,294 on the previous trading day. April closed with an average of 449,923 units at $1,781,786.
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 shed 20 cents to close at $25.50, with 3,890 shares clearing the market, Cargo Handlers rallied $1.50 to a 52 weeks’ high of $14 in exchanging 44,307 stock units, Derrimon Trading popped 10 cents ending at a 52 weeks’ high of $3.21 after 13,469,757 units crossed the market. Dolphin Cove advanced 51 cents in closing at $22.50 after exchanging 333,111 stocks, EduFocal gained 32 cents to end at $3.80 after an exchange of 1,307,069 shares, Elite Diagnostic declined 10 cents to $3.80, with 400,199 stock units crossing the market. Express Catering fell 10 cents to $6.08 while exchanging 144,623 units, Fontana rose 20 cents in closing at $11.15 with an exchange of 350,945 stocks, Fosrich surged $2.42 to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $35.41, with 508,542 units changing hands after the price hit an all-time high of $38. iCreate dropped 22 cents to end at $3.23 after exchanging 535,733 shares, Iron Rock Insurance climbed 28 cents in ending at $3.50 with the swapping of 2,122 stocks, ISP Finance lost $5 to close at $22 in an exchange of 214 stock units. JFP Limited gained 13 cents to $1.46 in trading 3,542,705 shares, Knutsford Express climbed 35 cents to $8 after trading 8,250 stock units, Lasco Financial dropped 17 cents to end at $3.29 in switching ownership of 209,362 units. Lasco Manufacturing declined 25 cents to $5.10, with 5,444 stocks crossing the exchange, Lumber Depot shed 20 cents in closing at $3.25, trading 1,460,226 stock units, Main Event fell 55 cents to close at $9.40, with 12,026 shares changing hands. Medical Disposables lost 10 cents to end at $6.90 after exchanging 12,118 units, Spur Tree Spices increased 27 cents to $4.26, crossing the exchange of 10,348,476 stocks, SSL Venture popped 12 cents ending at $1.80, with 32,701 shares clearing the market. Stationery and Office Supplies declined 20 cents in closing at $9.30, with 6,075 stocks crossing the market, Tropical Battery rallied 21 cents to close at $2.95 in exchanging 2,335,013 units and tTech fell 10 cents to end at $3.80, trading 675 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

New record close for Junior Market

Rising stocks outpaced those declining by more than two to one at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market on Friday, as the volume and value of stocks traded rose 40 percent, respectively, over Thursday, with the market closing at a new record high to be up 32.3 percent for 2022 to date.
The Junior Market Index advanced 5.78 points to settle at a record close of 4,537.15.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 13.8. The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks incorporate ICInsider.com projected earnings for companies with financial years closing up to the end of August 2023.
A total of 44 securities traded up from 42 on Thursday and ended with 28 rising, 13 declining, with three unchanged.
Overall, 18,509,529 shares traded for $77,694,953, up from 13,259,209 units at $55,620,943 on the Thursday. AMG Packaging led trading with 3.34 million shares for 18 percent of total volume, followed by Future Energy Source with 2.53 million units for 13.7 percent of the day’s trade, JFP Limited ended with 1.85 million units for 10 percent market share. EduFocal exchanged 1.52 million units for 8.2 percent market share, Mailpac Group with 1.32 million units for 7.1 percent market share and Lasco Distributors with 1.21 million units for 6.5 percent market share.
Trading averaged 420,671 shares at $1,765,794 in contrast to 315,695 shares at $1,324,308 on Thursday with month to date, averaging 420,345 units at $2,125,294 versus 420,260 units at $2,218,892 on the previous trading day. April closed with an average of 449,923 units at $1,781,786.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows three stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and four stocks with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial climbed $1.70 to $25.70, with 24,333 shares clearing the market, AMG Packaging rose 17 cents in closing at $3.77 after trading 3,339,123 stocks, CAC 2000 rallied 67 cents to $7.42 in exchanging 110 stock units. Cargo Handlers gained 26 cents to $12.50, with 47,727 units crossing the market, Caribbean Cream rallied 10 cents to close at $5.35, with 170 stock units changing hands, Consolidated Bakeries dropped 16 cents to close at $1.19 after exchanging 333,361 shares. Dolphin Cove popped $1.19 to $21.99 with the swapping of 32,836 stocks, EduFocal rose 18 cents in closing at $3.48 trading 1,520,340 units, Elite Diagnostic lost 65 cents in ending at $3.90 with an exchange of 334,865 shares. Everything Fresh advanced 14 cents to end at $1.69 in an exchange of 106,074 stock units, Future Energy Source declined 29 cents to close at $7.11 with 2,533,969 units changing hands, General Accident shed 15 cents in closing at $6, with 51,195 stocks crossing the exchange. iCreate fell 24 cents to end at $3.45 while exchanging 467,069 stocks, ISP Finance popped $5 to end at $27 in exchanging 441 units, Jamaican Teas declined 25 cents to $3.51 in switching ownership of 946,429 shares. Lasco Manufacturing rose 25 cents to end at $5.35 after 61,867 stock units changed hands, Mailpac Group shed 11 cents to $3.06, with 1,318,018 units crossing the market, Medical Disposables gained 15 cents in ending at $7 after an exchange of 42,054 shares. Stationery and Office Supplies increased 50 cents in closing at $9.50, trading 5,094 stock units, Tropical Battery rallied 12 cents to close at $2.74, with 512,723 stocks crossing the market and tTech climbed 17 cents ending at $3.90, with 607,636 stocks changing hands.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market pulls back from record high

Trading closed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market on Tuesday, with the volume of stocks traded diving by 59 percent and the value dipping 61 percent lower than on Monday, leading the market into a decline after 43 securities were traded, similar to trading on Tuesday and ended with 14 rising, 23 declining and six closing unchanged.
The Junior Market Index dropped 33.11 points to  4,452.22 after reaching a record intraday high of 4,543.70 within an hour of opening.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 14. The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks incorporate ICInsider.com projected earnings for companies with financial years closing up to the end of August 2023.
Overall, 13,201,837 shares traded for $72,767,087 up from 31,884,375 units at $188,460,185 on the Monday. Spur Tree Spices led trading with 2.42 million shares for 18.3 percent of total volume, followed by Future Energy Source with 2.33 million units for 17.7 percent of the day’s trade, Elite Diagnostic with 1.90 million units for 14.4 percent market share and Derrimon Trading with 1.05 million units for 7.9 percent market share.
Trading averaged 307,019 shares at $1,692,258 in contrast to 741,497 shares at $4,382,795 on Monday with month to date, averaging 524,258 units at $3,037,526 compared to Monday trades. April closed with an average of 449,923 units at $1,781,786.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows two stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, Blue Power advanced 26 cents in closing at $3.85, with 6,369 shares clearing the market, CAC 2000 increased 65 cents to close at $6.75 after exchanging 65 stock units, Dolphin Cove fell 60 cents to $21.40 in trading 48,298 units. Elite Diagnostic climbed 30 cents in ending at $3.90 after trading 1,902,202 stocks, Fontana fell 75 cents to end at $10.50 with 127,121 stocks changing hands, Fosrich rose $1.37 in closing at a 52 weeks’ high of $34.97 after an exchange of 575,546 units. Future Energy Source gained 28 cents to end at $6.78, with 2,333,516 shares changing hands, Honey Bun lost 20 cents to close at $9.27 in switching ownership of 15,379 stock units, iCreate shed 24 cents after ending at $3.24 trading 319,360 stock units. Iron Rock Insurance dropped 30 cents to $3.30 in exchanging 140 stocks, ISP Finance fell $7.49 to close at $22 with the swapping of 941 units, KLE Group lost 65 cents to end at $1.95 after trading 5,054 shares. Knutsford Express declined 10 cents to $7.90 in an exchange of 59,645 shares, Lasco Manufacturing shed 48 cents in ending at $5.10, with 57,949 stock units crossing the market, Mailpac Group rallied 13 cents in closing at $3.17 with an exchange of 137,725 units. Main Event dropped 87 cents in closing at $9 while exchanging 61,254 stocks, Medical Disposables declined 79 cents to close at $6 after 574,571 shares crossed the exchange, Spur Tree Spices fell 27 cents to end at $3.80 in exchanging 2,417,836 stocks. Stationery and Office Supplies lost $1.25 to close at $8.25, with 16,626 stock units changing hands and tTech popped 16 cents ending at $3.95 in trading 34,234 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market claws some recent losses

Trading on the Junior Market surged on Thursday, with the market Index jumping 70.26 points to 3,941.38 at the close almost wiping out the 76 percent loss on Wednesday as the volume of stocks traded jumped 64 percent above Wednesday’s level, with 59 percent more funds entering the market than the prior day. 
A total of 42 securities traded on Thursday versus 40 on Wednesday and ended with 25 rising, 13 declining and four closing unchanged.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing stock values, averages 18.9. The PE ratio of each stock in the chart below is based on ICInsider.com earnings forecast for companies with financial years up to August 2022.
Overall, 25,403,714 shares traded for $100,810,194 compared to 15,506,157 units at $63,400,100 on the Wednesday. Future Energy Source led trading with 6.15 million shares for 24.2 percent of total volume, followed by Indies Pharma with 5.05 million units for 19.9 percent of the day’s trade and Tropical Battery with 3.27 million units for 12.9 percent market share, Lumber Depot with 2.22 million units for 8.7 percent market share, Spur Tree Spices traded 1.95 million units for 7.7 percent market share and Blue Power exchanged 1.45 million units for 5.7 percent market share.
Trading on Thursday averaged 604,850 shares at $2,400,243 up from 387,654 shares at $1,585,002 on Wednesday, with month to date, averaging 554,657 units at $2,686,206, versus 546,122 units at $2,734,831 on the preceding day. February closed with an average of 370,064 units at $1,402,517.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ended with the bid higher than the last selling price and three stocks with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial rallied $1.55 to $21.25 with an exchange of 263 shares, AMG Packaging dropped 12 cents to end at $3.06, with 13,172 stock units clearing the market, Cargo Handlers rose $2.17 in closing at a 52 weeks’ high of $12.10 after trading 26,969 units. Dolphin Cove lost 50 cents to close at $23, with 105,931 stocks changing hands, Express Catering gained 12 cents in ending at $5.27 after exchanging 141,019 stock units, Fontana climbed 20 cents in closing at $10 after 156,915 stocks changed hands. Fosrich advanced $1 to close at $16 with the swapping of 114,600 shares, Future Energy Source increased $1.13 to $6.41, with 6,153,347 units crossing the market, General Accident popped 10 cents to end at $6.20 trading 20 stock units. Honey Bun rallied 14 cents to $8.90 in trading 14,224 units,Indies Pharma shed 18 cents in closing at $3 in switching ownership of 5,049,965 stocks, Iron Rock Insurance rose 21 cents to close at $3.31 after 290 shares crossed the exchange. ISP Finance gained $1.34 to end at $26.34 after exchanging 200 shares, Jamaican Teas declined 19 cents to end at $3.50 while exchanging 211,656 stock units, Knutsford Express fell 10 cents to $7.90 after trading 9,694 stocks. Limners and Bards fell 14 cents to $3.44 after 10,795 units crossed the market, Main Event advanced 10 cents to $7.20 in an exchange of 107,369 stocks and tTech climbed 24 cents after ending at $4.25 with the swapping of 241 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

 

 

Five Junior stocks fell for each that rose

Thirty Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market stocks fell in trading on Tuesday, with the volume of stocks traded declining 26 percent and the value falling 37 percent from Monday trades as 41 stocks traded compared to 43 on Monday and ended with six rising while five closed unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index dropped 91.49 points to settle at 3,947.12 after falling 129.55 points on Monday and taking back to just below where it closed on February 7 but only after opening trading at 4,101.41 or an increase of 62.80 points.
The PE Ratio, a measure used to compute appropriate stock values, averages 18.2. The PE ratio of each stock in the chart below is based on ICInsider.com earnings forecast for companies with financial years, up to August 2022.
A total of 17,265,483 shares traded for $71,846,641 down from 23,386,245 units at $113,928,631 on the Monday. Future Energy Source led trading with 5.69 million shares for 33 percent of total volume followed by Tropical Battery with 4.24 million units for 24.6 percent of the day’s trade, Lumber Depot, 1.53 million units for 8.9 percent market share Spur Tree Spices ended with 1.27 million units changing hands with 7.3 percent market share after the price ended at a 52 week’s closing high of $4.17 and an intraday high of $4.49.
Trading averaged 421,109 shares at $1,752,357 against 543,866 shares at $2,649,503 on Monday and month to date, averaging 576,744 units at $2,957,020, compared to 615,184 units at $3,254,557 on the preceding day. February closed with an average of 370,064 units at $1,402,517.
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, AMG Packaging fell 11 cents to $3.08, with 40,712 shares crossing the market, Cargo Handlers climbed 32 cents ending at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $9.10 with an exchange of 93,674 stocks, Caribbean Assurance Brokers lost 32 cents in closing at $2.17 with the swapping of 449,141 units. Caribbean Cream fell 58 cents to close at $4.67 in exchanging 21,323 stock units, Derrimon Trading dropped 39 cents to end at $2.50 with 773,805 shares changing hands, Dolphin Cove shed $2.15 to close at $22.35 in trading 164,452 stocks. Express Catering fell 20 cents to $5.05 after 68,769 stock units crossed the market, Fontana dropped 26 cents to end at $9.62, with 127,490 units changing hands, Fosrich dropped $2.10 in closing at $15 while exchanging 26,073 units. Future Energy Source shed $1 in ending at $5.50 with an exchange of 5,690,194 stocks, General Accident declined 10 cents to close at $6.10 with 24,395 shares clearing the market, Honey Bun declined 20 cents to $8.70 after exchanging 73,071 stock units. Iron Rock Insurance shed 31 cents in closing at $3.10 after trading 2 units, Knutsford Express dipped 10 cents to $7.90 in switching ownership of 110 stock units, Lasco Distributors fell 17 cents to $3.38 after trading 39,863 shares. Lasco Manufacturing lost 16 cents to close at $4.29 in trading 220,198 stocks, Limners and Bards declined 10 cents in closing at $3.60 in an exchange of 121,754 stock units, Lumber Depot shed 20 cents to end at $3.90, with 1,531,194 stocks crossing the market. Mailpac Group rose 11 cents to $2.96 in an exchange of 619,295 shares, Main Event fell 49 cents after ending at $6.71 in exchanging 13,526 units, Medical Disposables dropped 24 cents ending at $6.05 after an exchange of 52,600 units. Stationery and Office Supplies lost 15 cents to end at $7.20 while exchanging 4,393 shares and Tropical Battery declined 41 cents to end at $2 with an exchange of 4,242,465 stocks.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Gains for Junior Market

Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market trading closed on Monday, with the volume of stocks traded rising 61 percent with the value climbing 31 percent higher than on Friday, with the market rising with Derrimon Trading, Future Energy Source and Main Event surging to 52 weeks’ high of $2.73, $5.80 and $6.50 respectively.

Fesco traded at a record 5.80 on Monday

Market activity led to 41 securities trading compared to 39 on Friday and ended with 18 rising, 14 declining and nine, closing unchanged. At the close, the Junior Market Index rose 26.80 points to settle at 3,990.23.
The PE Ratio, a measure used to compute appropriate stock values, averages 20.2. The PE ratio of each stock in the chart below is based on ICInsider.com earnings forecast for companies with financial years up to August 2022.
Overall, 14,209,361 shares traded for $49,761,855 compared to 8,801,134 units at $37,926,339 on the Friday. Spur Tree Spices led trading with 3 million shares for 21.1 percent of total volume followed by Tropical Battery with 2.79 million units for 19.6 percent of the day’s trade and Lumber Depot with 2.43 million units for 17.1 percent market share, Derrimon Trading ended with 1.87 million units for 13.2 percent market share and Future Energy Source, 1.61 million units for 11.3 percent market share.
Trading averaged 346,570 shares at $1,213,704 in contrast to 225,670 shares at $972,470 on Friday and month to date, averaging 370,064 units at $1,402,517, compared to 371,276 units at $1,412,254 on Friday. January closed with an average of 319,395 units at $1,181,136.
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, Access Financial increased $1.08 in closing at $21.05 with an exchange of 6,629 shares, Blue Power climbed 44 cents to end at $3.69 after trading 311 stocks, Cargo Handlers fell 79 cents to $8.10, with 924 units changing hands. Caribbean Assurance Brokers fell 25 cents in ending at $3 after trading 42,773 stock units, Derrimon Trading rallied 24 cents to close at $2.73 in an exchange of 1,869,586 stocks, Dolphin Cove dropped 41 cents to close at $27.30 in trading 31,446 shares. Express Catering gained 19 cents to end at $6.09 in exchanging 332,799 stock units, Fontana fell 11 cents in closing at $11.39 with 262,578 units changing hands, Future Energy Source popped 75 cents ending at a record high of $5.80 with an exchange of 1,606,852 units. General Accident shed 37 cents to $5.90 with 1,850 stock units crossing the market, Honey Bun dropped 80 cents in ending at $9, with 81,561 shares clearing the market, Iron Rock Insurance rose 31 cents to $3.41 after exchanging 1,236 stocks. Knutsford Express advanced 57 cents to $7.45 with the swapping of 28,178 stocks, Lasco Financial increased 20 cents to $3.50 in switching ownership of 107,500 units, Lumber Depot shed 20 cents in closing at $3.60 while exchanging 2,434,190 shares. Main Event advanced $1.20 in closing at $6.50 in exchanging 117,061 stock units, Paramount Trading lost 12 cents to close at $1.78 in 19,122 stock units crossing the market and Stationery and Office Supplies gained 10 cents in ending at $7.50 with an exchange of 8,225 stocks.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.