Junior Market up 27% at midyear

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed trading on Thursday and for the first half of the year, with the market index rising 38.91 points to 4,349.44 and recorded a 26.9 percent gain for the six months and moderately up from the 4,223.33 points close of the first quarter.
Trading jumped, with the volume of stocks rising 67 percent and the value 50 percent more than on Wednesday, with 17,139,568 shares trading at $62,526,703, up from 10,259,748 units at $41,673,742 on Wednesday. Trading averaged 389,536 shares at $1,421,061 in contrast to 233,176 shares at $947,130 on Wednesday with the month to date, averaging 429,016 units at $1,630,104 compared to 431,004 units at $1,640,627 on Wednesday the previous trading day. May closed with an average of 376,907 units at $1,638,631.
Dolla Financial led trading with 4.93 million shares for 28.8 percent of total volume, followed by Mailpac Group with 2.87 million units for 16.7 percent of the day’s trade, Spur Tree Spices ended with 1.96 million units for 11.5 percent market share and Future Energy Source with 1.62 million units for 9.5 percent of stocks changing hands.
A total of 44 securities traded on Wednesday and Thursday, with 25 rising, 13 declining and six unchanged.
The PE Ratio, a measure in computing appropriate stock values, averages 13. 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 of the following year.
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 rose 50 cents after ending at $23.50 and trading 6,424 shares, Blue Power advanced 10 cents in closing at $3.70 in switching ownership of 102 stocks, CAC 2000 popped $1.73 to close at $10.23, with 502 stock units changing hands. Caribbean Cream shed 14 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $4.45, with 53,433 units crossing the market, Dolphin Cove gained 48 cents to end at $17.50 in an exchange of 8,000 shares, EduFocal declined 15 cents to $2.65 after exchanging 167,290 stock units. Elite Diagnostic rallied 12 cents to $3.54 while exchanging 7,633 units, Everything Fresh climbed 10 cents to $1.45, with 12,172 stocks clearing the market, Express Catering lost 47 cents in closing at $5.50 in an exchange of 94,319 shares. Fontana increased 55 cents to $10.55 in exchanging 166,718 stocks, Fosrich popped 50 cents to $32.50 with 79,205 units changing hands, GWest Corporation rallied 10 cents to end at $1.20 in trading 89,879 stock units. Honey Bun increased 41 cents in ending at $9 after trading 4,776 stock units, Iron Rock Insurance rose 34 cents to close at $3.29 after an exchange of 800 stocks, Mailpac Group climbed 21 cents in closing at $2.96, with 2,866,787 shares crossing the market. Main Event advanced 90 cents in closing at $7.50 after exchanging 3,528 units, Medical Disposables gained 12 cents ending at $7.41 with the swapping of 60 stocks, Spur Tree Spices rose 50 cents to $4.15 in switching ownership of 1,962,620 shares and SSL Venture climbed 18 cents to end at $3.05, with 174,096 stock units crossing the market.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Gains for Junior Market

Trading closed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market Wednesday, with the volume and value of stocks traded declining with 43 percent fewer shares changing hands with the value 28 percent lower than on Tuesday.
A total of 44 securities traded similar to Tuesday, with 15 rising, 22 declining and seven closing unchanged. The Junior Market Index popped 26.55 points to settle at 4,310.53. A total of 10,259,748 shares traded for $41,673,742 compared to 18,129,942 units at $57,975,106 on the Tuesday. Trading averaged  233,176 shares at $947,130 in contrast to 412,044 shares at $1,317,616 on Tuesday with month to date, averaging 431,004 units at $1,640,627 compared to 441,491 units at $1,677,391 on the previous trading day. May closed with an average of 376,907 units at $1,638,631.
Dolla Financial led trading with 3.19 million shares for 31.1 percent of total volume, followed by iCreate with 2.73 million units for 26.6 percent of the day’s trade and Future Energy Source with 530,433 units for 5.2 percent market share.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.9. 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 five stocks with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial climbed 50 cents to $23 after exchanging 12,717 shares, AMG Packaging popped 61 cents to close at $4.79 in trading 26,338 stock units, Blue Power increased 22 cents in ending at $3.60 with 400 units changing hands. CAC 2000 dropped $1.72 to end at $8.50 in trading 5,142 stocks, Cargo Handlers fell $1.78 to $11.12 after 3,427 stock units crossed the exchange, Caribbean Assurance Brokers shed 13 cents to $2.20 in swapping 41,830 units. Caribbean Cream lost 30 cents to close at $4.59 with 232,886 stocks crossing the market, Dolphin Cove advanced 12 cents in ending at $17.02 with 31,728 shares clearing the market, Fosrich rose 60 cents to $32 after trading of 19,260 shares. Honey Bun declined 41 cents to end at $8.59 in an exchange of 2,815 units, iCreate gained 45 cents to a record closing high of $4.55, with 2,730,584 stocks crossing the market, Indies Pharma rallied 14 cents to $3.15 in trading 80,339 stock units. Iron Rock Insurance fell 34 cents in closing at $2.95 with an exchange of 3,010 stock units, KLE Group gained 28 cents to $2.28 while exchanging 2,858 units, Lasco Manufacturing climbed 22 cents to end at $4.72, with 4,678 shares changing hands. Limners and Bards lost 10 cents to close at $2.70 with the swapping of 162,141 stocks, Main Event dropped 20 cents in closing at $6.60 while trading 17,127 units, Paramount Trading shed 27 cents in ending at $1.68 with 43,485 stock units clearing the market. Spur Tree Spices declined 14 cents to $3.65 with an exchange of 355,901 stocks, SSL Venture rallied 37 cents to end at $2.87 in trading 71,277 shares and Stationery and Office Supplies popped 71 cents to 52 weeks’ high of $13.15 trading 268,154 stock units.
In the preference segmentCAC 2000 9.5% preference share declined 13 cents to $1.05 in exchanging 11,486 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Dolla price may have hit bottom

Dolla Financial was the most visible stock trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market on Tuesday, accounting for the leading volume of stocks trading over 50 percent of the day’s volume after the price recovered after hitting a low at $2.62 to end at $2.92 and may have bottomed out.  
As was the case on Monday, 44 securities traded, with 18 rising, 22 falling and four closing unchanged and leading the Junior Market Index to decline 58.21 points to 4,283.98.
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 year end that falls between November this year and August 2023.
Overall, 18,129,942 shares traded for $57,975,106 compared to 16,869,220 units at $60,784,346 on the Monday. Trading averaged 412,044 shares at $1,317,616 in contrast to 383,391 shares at $1,381,462 on Monday with the month to date, averaging 441,491 units at $1,677,391 compared to 443,139 units at $1,697,531 on the previous trading day. May closed with an average of 376,907 units at $1,638,631.
Dolla Financial led trading with 9.13 million shares for 50.4 percent of total volume, followed by Mailpac Group with 2.28 million units for 12.6 percent of the day’s trade and iCreate with 1.66 million units for 9.1 percent market share.
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, Access Financial shed $1 in closing at $22.50, with 9,181 shares crossing the market, AMG Packaging declined 52 cents to end at $4.18 while exchanging 17,874 units, CAC 2000 increased 92 cents ending at $10.22 after an exchange of 1,592 stock units. Dolla Financial rose 19 cents to $2.92 after trading 9,132,047 stocks, Dolphin Cove fell $1 to close at $16.90 after finishing trading 108,294 stock units, Fontana lost 58 cents in ending at $10 after exchanging 65,517 units. Fosrich dropped 60 cents to end at $31.40 in exchanging 39,133 stocks, Honey Bun advanced 29 cents in closing at $9 with 8,037 shares changing hands, iCreate popped 60 cents to close at $4.10 in switching ownership of 1,655,947 shares. Iron Rock Insurance rallied 24 cents to $3.29 with the swapping of 14,726 stocks, ISP Finance declined $3.38 in closing at $19.12 after exchanging 1,997 units, Jamaican Teas gained 11 cents to $3.09, with 254,717 stock units crossing the market. Knutsford Express climbed 94 cents to close at $7.95 with an exchange of 1,895 shares, Lasco Distributors fell 15 cents to end at $3.10, with 210,327 units clearing the market, Main Event dropped $1.20 to $6.80 in trading 5,700 stocks. Medical Disposables popped 19 cents to close at $7.29 in an exchange of 7,000 stock units, SSL Venture lost 52 cents ending at $2.50, with 60,146 shares changing hands, Tropical Battery shed 11 cents to end at $2.85 after finishing with 603,680 stocks trading and tTech increased 28 cents to $3.80 with the swapping of 1,239 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Dolla Financial jumps to $3.07

Add your HTML code here...

Dolla Financial led trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market on Monday, with 19 million shares for 61 percent of total volume and was the major contributor to the Market Index surging, 111.58 points to 4,314.02. Dolla helped to push the volume of stocks traded by 143 percent more and the value 118 percent more than on Friday as the price jumped 207 percent above the IPO price of $1 to close at $3.07.
All but one of the 46 listed securities traded, up from 41 on Friday, with 23 rising, 14 declining and eight unchanged. JFP Limited was the second highest traded stock, with 3.96 million units for 12.6 percent of the day’s trade and Mailpac Group with 1.0 million units for 3.2 percent of market share.
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.
A total of 31,376,263 shares traded for $109,876,239 up sharply from 12,919,546 units at $50,357,697 on the Friday. Trading averaged 697,250 shares at $2,441,694 versus 315,111 shares at $1,228,237 on Friday, with month to date, averaging 269,551 units at $1,079,640 compared to 233,169 units at $963,775 on the previous trading day. May closed with an average of 376,907 units at $1,638,631.
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 slipped 15 cents to $20.30 after exchanging 6,520 shares, AMG Packaging declined 19 cents in closing at $3.75, with 9,621 stock units crossing the market, CAC 2000 rallied 76 cents to end at $8.38, with 105 stocks changing hands. Cargo Handlers gained $1.24 to close at $12.30 in exchanging 19 units, Caribbean Flavours advanced 25 cents to end at $2.05 and trading of 12,726 units, Consolidated Bakeries rose 8 cents to $1.38 in switching ownership of 287,978 stocks. Dolla Financial popped 75 cents to end at a record $3.07 after closing with 19,097,416 shares changing hands, Elite Diagnostic dropped 25 cents to $3.30 in exchanging 27,569 stock units, Express Catering rose 40 cents to $5.85 with the swapping of 655 stocks. Fontana shed 74 cents to close at $10.06 while exchanging 97,588 stock units, Fosrich fell $1 to end at $30 after trading 511,763 units, Future Energy Source gained 10 cents after finishing at $6.10, with 831,157 shares crossing the exchange. iCreate increased 29 cents in closing at $3.24 after trading 979,125 stocks, Jamaican Teas rose 11 cents to $3.11 with an exchange of 126,602 shares, Jetcon Corporation gained 18 cents to close at $1.43, with 717,968 units changing hands. JFP Limited climbed 12 cents to $1.62, with 3,960,786 stock units clearing the market, Knutsford Express advanced 80 cents to end at $7.80 in trading 2,627 stock units, Lasco Distributors dropped 25 cents to $3.10, with 88,898 units crossing the market. Lasco Manufacturing fell 45 cents to close at $4.50 after an exchange of 192,961 shares, Mailpac Group declined 12 cents to $2.80 after trading 1,003,316 stocks, SSL Venture popped 29 cents ending at 52 weeks closing high of $3.99 while exchanging 472,549 shares. Stationery and Office Supplies lost 45 cents to $12, trading 226,133 stock units and tTech shed 38 cents to end at $3.12 as 1,850 units changed hands.

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

Dolla gives a sparkle to Junior Market

The listing of Dolla Financial on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Wednesday resulted in a 32 percent increase from the IPO price of $1 as the stock hit the maximum permitted for the day at $1.32, with only 63,940 shares trading, with a massive demand to buy. At the close of trading, there were 45 million units on the bid at $1.32 and just over 30 million at $1.30, with less than 300,000 on the offer below $2.
Trading closed on Wednesday, with the volume of stocks traded declining 15 percent with 12 percent lower value than on Tuesday as 39 securities traded down from 43 on Tuesday, with 15 rising, 18 declining and six closing unchanged. Dolla traded at a new high and SSL Venture Capital traded at an intraday high of $2.99. The Junior Market Index fell 21.05 points to 4,077.96.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.3. 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.
A total of 7,761,840 shares traded for $32,254,673 compared to 9,168,150 units at $36,711,654 on the Tuesday. Trading averaged 199,022 shares at $827,043 in contrast to 213,213 shares at $853,759 on Tuesday, with the month to date, averaging 233,291 units at $967,191 compared to 236,550 units at $980,523 on the previous trading day. May closed with an average of 376,907 units at $1,638,631.
Lasco Manufacturing led trading with 3.70 million shares, amounting to 47.7 percent of total volume, followed by JFP Limited with 625,870 units for 8.1 percent of the day’s trade and Lumber Depot with 347,052 units for 4.5 percent market share.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows three stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close, AMG Packaging shed 31 cents in closing at $3.63 after exchanging 23,419 stock units, Cargo Handlers climbed $1.04 to $12.10 in an exchange of 200 stocks. Caribbean Assurance Brokers declined 9 cents to $2.25, with 12,559 units changing hands, Caribbean Cream rallied 18 cents to close at $4.98 with the swapping of 44 units, Derrimon Trading fell 8 cents to close at $2.62 after exchanging 81,968 shares. Dolla Financial gained 32 cents to end at $1.32 after trading 63,940 shares, EduFocal increased 54 cents to $2.68, with 147,161 stocks crossing the market, Elite Diagnostic advanced 9 cents to $3.30 in switching ownership of 74,123 stock units, Everything Fresh lost 7 cents to $1.18, with 114,173 units crossing the market. Express Catering dropped 9 cents to end at $5.90 and closed after an exchange of 500 stock units, Fontana popped 27 cents in ending at $10 with 78,205 shares changing hands, Fosrich rose 17 cents to $28.40 in trading 72,972 stocks. Future Energy Source fell 20 cents to $5.70, with 289,981 units clearing the market, Indies Pharma shed 27 cents in closing at $3.25 after exchanging 312,575 stock units, Iron Rock Insurance lost 30 cents to close at $3 with an exchange of 982 stocks. JFP Limited climbed 7 cents in closing at $1.45 after an exchange of 625,870 shares, KLE Group dropped 28 cents to $2 while exchanging 1,968 units, Knutsford Express popped 99 cents to $8 after trading 47 stocks. Lasco Distributors declined 26 cents to close at $3.10 after 107,491 stock units changed hands, Lasco Manufacturing lost 30 cents to end at $4.50 in trading 3,703,579 shares, Limners and Bards increased 12 cents in closing at $2.92 in an exchange of 106,850 stock units. Lumber Depot rallied 13 cents to $3.26 in exchanging 347,052 shares, Main Event fell $1.30 to $7.50, trading 8,679 stocks, Medical Disposables declined 74 cents to close at $6.26 and closed with 8,300 units changing hands. Stationery and Office Supplies advanced $1.45 to end at $12.45 after 106,374 stock units passed through the market and Tropical Battery rose 11 cents to close at $2.63 in switching ownership of 130,376 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Rise in Junior Market

Trading closed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market on Tuesday, with 13 percent more stocks traded and a 17 percent rise in the value, over that on Monday as 43 securities trading versus 44 on Monday with 19 rising, 17 declining and seven closing unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index climbed 25.80 points to settle at 4,099.01.
The PE Ratio, a measure used to compute 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.
A total of 9,168,150 shares were traded for $36,711,654 compared to 8,135,173 units at $31,415,140 on the Monday. Trading averaged 213,213 shares at $853,759 versus 184,890 shares at $713,980 on Monday, with the month to date, averaging 236,550 units at $980,523 compared to 239,285 units at $995,375 on the previous trading day. May closed with an average of 376,907 units at $1,638,631.
Mailpac Group led trading with 1.07 million shares for 11.7 percent of total volume followed by Indies Pharma with 1.01 million units for 11.1 percent of the day’s trade and Express Catering with 940,863 units for 10.3 percent market share.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows seven stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close, AMG Packaging gained 24 cents to close at $3.94 in trading 13,615 shares, Blue Power increased 9 cents to $3.79 after trading 151 units, CAC 2000 climbed 20 cents to close at $7.60 with traders snapping up 678,371 stocks, following the release of strong second quarter results on Monday. Cargo Handlers lost $1.04 to end at $11.06 in exchanging 1,357 stock units, Derrimon Trading fell 9 cents in closing at $2.70, with 324,143 units clearing the market, Dolphin Cove shed 24 cents to close at $15.21 in an exchange of 19,356 stocks. EduFocal dropped 60 cents in ending at $2.14, with 538,308 shares changing hands, Elite Diagnostic declined 9 cents to $3.21 while exchanging 2,198 stock units, Express Catering rallied 39 cents to $5.99 after exchanging 940,863 stocks. Fosrich rose 93 cents to $28.23 with an exchange of 93,045 shares, Future Energy Source advanced 10 cents in ending at $5.90 after switching ownership of 572,671 stock units, Indies Pharma popped 42 cents to close at $3.52, with 1,013,500 units crossing the market after the company release robust second quarter results. Iron Rock Insurance gained 30 cents to $3.30 after just 2 shares were exchanged, Jamaican Teas popped 10 cents to end at $3.07 and closed with an exchange of 381,683 units, KLE Group rose 29 cents in closing at $2.28 while exchanging 251 stock units. Knutsford Express dropped $1.49 in closing at $7.01, with 3,398 stocks crossing the exchange, Lasco Manufacturing shed 20 cents to $4.80 with the swapping of 5,799 shares, Limners and Bards lost 10 cents to close at $2.80 after exchanging 189,951 units. Mailpac Group declined 7 cents to end at $2.72 with an exchange of 1,074,382 stock units, Paramount Trading fell 15 cents to $1.75 after trading 14,714 stocks, Spur Tree Spices shed 8 cents to end at $3.47, with 262,932 stock units crossing the market. SSL Venture increased 58 cents in ending at a 562 weeks’ high of $2.77, with 824,288 stocks crossing the market, Tropical Battery lost 18 cents in closing at $2.52, with an exchange of 252,143 shares and tTech gained 9 cents to close at $3.69, with 1,874 units changing hands.
In the preference segmentCAC 2000 9.5% preference share dropped 14 cents to $1.02 in trading just one stock unit.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Modest slippage for Junior Market

Trading closed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market Monday, with the volume ofJ stocks traded rising 18 percent and the value jumping 27 percent more than on Friday, resulting in slightly more stocks declining than those that gained.
A total of 44 securities were traded versus 40 on Friday, with 15 rising, 17 declining and 12 unchanged, resulting in the Junior Market Index losing 20.65 points to settle at 4,073.21.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.6. The PE ratios of the Junior Market incorporate ICInsider.com projected earnings for companies with year end that falls between November this year and August 2023.
A total of 8,135,173 shares traded for $31,415,140 up from 6,905,892 units at $24,772,346 on Friday. Trading averaged 184,890 shares at $713,980 in contrast to 172,647 shares at $619,309 on Friday, with the month to date, averaging 239,285 units at $995,375 compared to 246,694 units at $1,033,707 on the previous trading day. May closed with an average of 376,907 units at $1,638,631.
SSL Venture led trading with 1.91 million shares for 23.5 percent of total volume, followed by Tropical Battery with 695,314 units for 8.5 percent of the day’s trade and Spur Tree Spices with 648,106 units for 8 percent market share.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows three stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, AMG Packaging advanced 12 cents to $3.70, with 172,080 shares crossing the exchange, CAC 2000 rose 40 cents to close at $7.40 after trading 5,186 units, following the release of solid half year results. Cargo Handlers rallied $1.10 in closing at $12.10 with an exchange of 8,498 stocks. Caribbean Cream gained 10 cents in ending at $4.85 while exchanging 7,000 stock units, Caribbean Flavours increased 8 cents to end at $1.98 in switching ownership of 65,293 units, Elite Diagnostic shed 10 cents in closing at $3.30 after exchanging 4,783 shares. Express Catering lost 20 cents to close at $5.60, trading 183,500 stock units, Fontana popped 13 cents to end at $9.75, with 123,110 stocks crossing the market, Future Energy Source fell 9 cents to $5.80 in an exchange of 413,185 shares.  Honey Bun climbed 30 cents in ending at $8.80 after 416,278 stock units crossed the market, Iron Rock Insurance declined 8 cents to $3 with the swapping of 298 stocks, Jamaican Teas increased 10 cents in closing at $2.97 after trading 317,167 units. Knutsford Express rose 50 cents to $8.50, with 40 stocks changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing rallied 24 cents to end at $5 after exchanging 89,244 stock units, Main Event dropped 9 cents to close at $8.80, with an exchange of 16,539 shares. Medical Disposables lost 45 cents in closing at $7, with 13,300 units clearing the market, Paramount Trading fell 10 cents to $1.90 after exchanging 365 stocks, Spur Tree Spices dipped 15 cents to close at $3.55 while trading 648,106 units and SSL Venture climbed 35 cents to $2.19 while exchanging 1,913,234 stock units.
In the preference segmentCAC 2000 9.5% preference share advanced 15 cents to end at $1.16 after exchanging 12,425 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Trading drops on stable Junior Market

Trading closed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market Friday, with the volume of stocks traded declining 57 percent and the value 72 percent lower than on Thursday, leading to 40 securities trading versus 41 on Thursday, with 16 rising, 15 declining and nine closing unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index slipped 1.52 points to 4,093.86.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.9. The Junior Market PE ratios incorporate ICInsider.com projected earnings for companies with financial year end that falls between November this year and August 2023.
A total of 6,905,892 shares traded for $24,772,346 compared to 16,085,002 units at $88,518,673 on the Thursday. Trading averaged 172,647 shares at $619,309 in contrast to 392,317 shares at $2,158,992 on Thursday, with a month to date average of 246,694 units at $1,033,707 compared to 257,160 units at $1,092,280 on the previous trading day. May closed with an average of 376,907 units at $1,638,631.
JFP Limited led trading with 1.03 million shares for 15 percent of total volume, followed by Jamaican Teas with 909,489 units for 13.2 percent of the day’s trade and Lumber Depot with 846,346 units for 12.3 percent market share.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial gained 90 cents to end at $20.45 after trading 645 shares, Cargo Handlers dropped $1.52 to end at $11 in switching ownership of 77,669 units, Elite Diagnostic fell 37 cents in closing at $3.40 with 198,827 stocks changing hands. Everything Fresh increased 8 cents to $1.25 with an exchange of 58,263 stock units, Fontana fell 22 cents to close at $9.62 in exchanging 193,395 shares, Fosrich advanced 30 cents to close at $27.30 after trading 20,105 units. Honey Bun declined 47 cents and ended at $8.50, with 36,486 stocks crossing the exchange, iCreate popped 38 cents to $2.89 with 430,232 stock units changing hands, Indies Pharma rallied 10 cents to end at $3.10, with 6,294 shares clearing the market. Jamaican Teas shed 10 cents to $2.87 with the swapping of 909,489 stocks, Jetcon Corporation climbed 16 cents in closing at $1.26 after exchanging 343,454 stock units, Knutsford Express declined 40 cents to $8 after 15,047 units crossed the market. Lasco Distributors shed 14 cents to $3.30 in trading 37,117 stock units, Lasco Manufacturing dropped 24 cents to end at $4.76 with an exchange of 2,656 shares, Main Event rose 69 cents to close at $8.89 with 1,000 stocks changing hands and Stationery and Office Supplies lost 98 cents to end at $11 after an exchange of 10,159 units.
In the preference segmentCAC 2000 9.5% preference share fell 15 cents to close at $1.01, trading 2,510 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

 

Junior Market slips as more shares rise than fall

Trading closed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market Thursday, with the volume of stocks traded rising 95 percent more and the value jumping 121 percent more than on Wednesday, but the market index slipped with more stocks rising than falling.
Market activity led to 41 securities trading versus 40 on Wednesday and ending with 19 rising, 14 declining and eight were unchanged. At the close, the Junior Market Index slipped 10.31 points to 4,095.38.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.9. 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.
A total of 16,085,002 shares traded for $88,518,673, up from 8,258,271 units at $40,111,273 on the Wednesday. Trading averaged 392,317 shares at $2,158,992 in contrast to 206,457 shares at $1,002,782 on Wednesday, with month to date, averaging 257,160 units at $1,092,280 compared to 234,262 units at $911,555 on the previous trading day. May closed with an average of 376,907 units at $1,638,631.
Lasco Manufacturing led trading with 6.30 million shares for 39.2 percent of total volume, followed by Main Event with 3.64 million units for 22.6 percent of the day’s trade and Derrimon Trading with 975,375 units for 6.1 percent market share.
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 rose 40 cents to $19.55 while exchanging 4,000 shares, AMG Packaging climbed 8 cents to end at $3.58, with 32,502 stock units changing hands, Cargo Handlers jumped $1.47 to $12.52 after an exchange of 10,431 stocks. Caribbean Assurance Brokers popped 7 cents to close at $2.43 with the swapping of 14,144 units, Dolphin Cove gained 25 cents in closing at $15.50 in trading 114,141 shares, EduFocal fell 7 cents in ending at $2.78 after exchanging 65,309 stocks. Elite Diagnostic rallied 37 cents to close at $3.77 with an exchange of 18,218 stock units, Everything Fresh shed 25 cents in closing at $1.17 in an exchange of 193,653 units, Fontana rose 23 cents to $9.84 after exchanging 723,862 shares. Fosrich advanced 70 cents to end at $27 in switching ownership of 167,360 stock units, Future Energy Source lost 12 cents to close at $5.89 in exchanging 287,714 stocks, Honey Bun rose 47 cents to $8.97 with 1,900 units clearing the market. iCreate dropped 24 cents to end at $2.51 after trading 247,904 units, Indies Pharma fell 8 cents in closing at $3, with 14,065 stocks crossing the market, Jetcon Corporation lost 10 cents to $1.10, with 658,567 shares crossing the market. Knutsford Express rallied 89 cents to close at $8.40 after 150 stock units crossed the exchange, Lasco Distributors popped 14 cents to $3.44 after exchanging 22,979 stock units, Lasco Financial climbed 8 cents in closing at $3.48 in trading 10,989 stocks. Lasco Manufacturing fell 40 cents in ending at $5 after 6,300,026 shares crossed the market, Medical Disposables gained 40 cents to end at $7.40 while exchanging ten units and Stationery and Office Supplies increased $1.88 to end at $11.98 after trading 73,635 shares.
In the preference segmentCAC 2000 9.5% preference share rose 15 cents to $1.16 with the swapping of 30,000 stocks.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

More decline for Junior Market

The volume of stocks traded on Wednesday rose moderately but with a 35 percent greater value than Tuesday at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market, with declining stocks continuing to dominate trading.
Forty securities were exchanged versus 41 on Tuesday and ended with 15 rising, 21 declining and four closing unchanged. The Junior Market Index dropped 32.16 points to the close at 4,105.69.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.4. PE ratios of Junior Market stocks incorporate ICInsider.com projected earnings for companies with financial year end between November and August 2023.
A total of 8,258,271 shares traded for $40,111,273, up from 7,596,593 units at $29,795,186 on Tuesday. Trading averaged 206,457 shares at $1,002,782 in contrast to 185,283 shares at $726,712 on Tuesday with month to date, averaging 234,262 units at $911,555 compared to 239,768 units at $893,491 on the previous trading day. May closed with an average of 376,907 units at $1,638,631.
Elite Diagnostic led trading with 2.56 million shares for 31 percent of total volume, followed by Cargo Handlers with 1.12 million units for 13.5 percent of the day’s trade and Future Energy Source with 646,783 units for 7.8 percent market share.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows six stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close, Blue Power lost 10 cents to end at $3.70 with the swapping of 1,637 shares, Caribbean Assurance Brokers increased 24 cents in closing at $2.36 with an exchange of 8,900 stocks, Consolidated Bakeries popped 9 cents to end at $1.29 while exchanging 517 units. Dolphin Cove shed $1.54 in ending at $15.25 after trading 111,570 stock units, EduFocal declined 13 cents to close at $2.85, with 66,225 stocks crossing the market, Elite Diagnostic dropped 24 cents to end at $3.40, with 2,559,627 units changing hands. Everything Fresh rose 27 cents in closing at $1.42 after trading 139,303 stock units, Express Catering rallied 14 cents to $5.74 in an exchange of 34,826 shares, Fontana fell 22 cents to $9.61, with 61,180 stock units crossing the exchange. Fosrich dropped $1.69 to close at $26.30 in exchanging 70,067 units, Future Energy Source declined 8 cents in ending at $6.01 after trading 646,783 stocks, Honey Bun fell 40 cents to $8.50 with 9,178 shares changing hands. Indies Pharma gained 8 cents to end at $3.08 in switching ownership of 202 stock units, Iron Rock Insurance fell 22 cents to close at $3.08 after exchanging 2,000 units, Jetcon Corporation shed 7 cents in closing at $1.20 trading 184,180 shares. JFP Limited dropped 13 cents after ending at $1.32 with 442,535 stocks clearing the market, Lasco Distributors advanced 10 cents to $3.30, with 25,481 shares changing hands, Lasco Financial lost 8 cents to close at $3.40 after exchanging 53,923 stock units. Mailpac Group climbed 9 cents to end at $2.79 while exchanging 430,010 units, Medical Disposables declined 11 cents to $7 and closed with 55,943 stocks changing hands, Paramount Trading advanced 26 cents to $2.02, trading 1,380 stock units. Spur Tree Spices fell 7 cents to $3.73 in exchanging 466,408 stocks and Stationery and Office Supplies shed 95 cents to end at $10.10 in an exchange of 271 shares.
In the preference segmentCAC 2000 9.5% preference share lost 14 cents to close at $1.01 in exchanging a mere one unit.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.