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 slippage continues on Wednesday

The Junior Market Index dropped a further 22.00 points for a third consecutive day of decline on Wednesday to settle at 3,302.76 as trading closed, with the volume of stocks exchanged climbing 45 percent over Tuesday’s level, with the value up by 24 percent.  
Market activity led to 33 securities trading compared to 34 on Tuesday and ended with the prices of just eight stocks rising, 14 declining and 11, closing unchanged.
The PE Ratio, a measure used to compute appropriate stock values, averages 12.8 based on ICInsider.com’s 2021-22 earnings forecast.
A total of 13,080,154 shares traded for $40,382,215 compared to 9,034,942 units at $32,570,639 on Tuesday.
Lumber Depot led trading with 78.7 percent of total volume in trading 10.29 million shares followed by Future Energy Source 11.1 percent with 1.46 million units and Tropical Battery 1.4 percent with 178,671 units.
Trading averages 396,368 units at $1,223,703 in contrast to 265,734 at $957,960 on Tuesday. Trading month to date averages, 172,116 units at $504,321, compared to 161,120 units at $469,047 on Tuesday. June trading averaged 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 five with lower offers.
At the close, AMG Packaging rose 5 cents to $1.55, with 24,120 shares traded, Everything Fresh popped 6 cents to $1.05 with an exchange of 2,573 units, Express Catering jumped 49 cents to $5.99 with a transfer of 37,700 stock units. Future Energy Source dropped 16 cents to $1.50, with 1,457,121 stocks changing hands, General Accident rallied 47 cents to $5.47 with a transfer of 6,000 shares, Indies Pharma fell 25 cents to $3.50, with 70,689 units passing through the market. Jetcon Corporation slipped 8 cents to $1.31, with 110,000 stocks traded, Knutsford Express shed 49 cents to settle at $7.20, with an exchange of 3,067 shares, Lasco Distributors slipped 5 cents to $3.81 with a transfer of 27,161 units. Lasco Financial rose 5 cents to $3.15 with investors switching ownership of 900 stocks, Lumber Depot fell 10 cents to $3.35, with 10,289,932 shares traded, Main Event climbed 50 cents to $5.30 with a transfer of 1,928 stocks and Medical Disposables slipped 5 cents to $4.55 with 7,560 units crossing the exchange.
In the preference segmentCAC 2000 9.5% dropped 40 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ low of 80 cents, with 38,147 shares changing hands as the yield on the stock climbed to 11%.

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

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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.

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.

Stocks lose steam on Friday

Stocks lost steam after a strong gain on Thursday and ended, with declining stocks outran those gaining on a near 2 to 1 ratio on Friday, as 113 percent more shares were exchanged than on Thursday with a 200 percent greater value at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market.
Thirty seven (37) securities traded, up from 34 on Thursday and ending with 11 stocks rising, 19 declining and seven closing unchanged.
The Junior Market Index fell 21.17 points to 3,400.73. The PE Ratio a measure used to compute an appropriate stock value, averaged 13.1 based on ICInsider.com’s 2021-22 earnings forecast.
Overall, 7,615,922 shares traded for $31,395,162, up from 3,577,660 units at $10,453,518 on Thursday.
Caribbean Cream led trading, with 22.4 percent of total volume after trading 1.71 million shares,  Fontana followed with 1.29 million units for 16.9 percent,  Future Energy Source added 16.4 percent, with an exchange of 1.25 million units and Mailpac Group contributed 15 percent, with 1.15 million units changing hands.

Trading averaged 205,836 units at $848,518 in contrast to 105,225 at $307,456 on Thursday. The month to date average is 172,172 units at $494,563, compared to 169,018 units at $461,407 on Thursday. June closed with an average of 225,705 units at $644,459.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ending with a higher bid than its last selling price and four with lower offers.
At the close, AMG Packaging advanced 14 cents to $1.66 with 8,078 shares changing hands, CAC 2000 shed $2 to $9.50 with an exchange of 258 units, Caribbean Assurance Brokers rose 7 cents to $2.05 with 116,907 stocks traded. Caribbean Cream spiked $1.11 to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $6.85 with a transfer of 1,709,762 shares after investors reacted positively to the reporting of a doubling in first quarter profit. Consolidated Bakeries fell 21 cents to $1.68, with 3,741 units passing through the market, Dolphin Cove declined by 12 cents to $8.28, with 616 stocks changing hands. Everything Fresh slipped 5 cents to $1 with an exchange of 80,427 shares, Fosrich fell 8 cents to $8.12 with 7,623 units traded, Future Energy Source rallied 14 cents to $1.70 with a transfer of a sizeable 1,249,955 stocks. iCreate rose 8 cents to 86 cents with investors exchanging 11,020 shares, Indies Pharma popped 9 cents to $3.65, with 122,881 units changing hands, Jamaican Teas lost 7 cents to end at $4 with an exchange of 466,801 stocks. Jetcon Corporation fell 7 cents to $1.30 with 55,362 shares changing hands, Knutsford Express dropped 85 cents to $7.15 with a transfer of 34,767 units, Lasco Distributors slipped 3 cents to $4.02, in switching ownership of 9,516 stocks. Lasco Manufacturing declined by 10 cents to $5.25, with 46,075 shares changing hands, Limners and Bards lost 5 cents to settle at $3.15 with an exchange of 11,506 units, Mailpac Group dropped 8 cents to $3.80 with 1,151,450 stocks traded. Medical Disposables spiked 31 cents to $5.28, with a transfer of 50,000 stock units and Paramount Trading fell 9 cents to $1.16 with 153,518 shares crossing the exchange.

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

Junior Market rallies to 19 months high

The Junior Market jumped 45.32 points on Thursday to close at 3,421.90, the highest close since December 6, 2019 and is now within a 7 percent reach of the all-time high in 2019. The volume of stocks traded fell 76 percent from Wednesday’s level, with a value that is 61 percent less.
A total of 34 securities traded on Thursday, compared to 35 on Wednesday and ended, with 15 stocks rising, 11 declining and eight closing unchanged.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing an appropriate value for a stock averages  13.2 using ICInsider.com’s 2021-22 earnings forecast.
at the close, 3,577,660 shares traded for $10,453,518 versus 14,960,503 units at $26,802,592 on Wednesday.
Lumber Depot led trading with 38 percent of total volume after an exchange of 1.36 million shares, followed by Future Energy Source 27.1 percent, with 970,553 units and Mailpac Group 13.5 percent, with an exchange of 482,660 units.
Trading averaged 105,225 units at $307,456 in contrast to 427,443 at $765,788 on Wednesday. Month to date trading averages 169,018 units at  strong>$461,407, compared to 175,027 units at $475,907 on Wednesday. June closed with an average of 225,705 units at $644,459.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows two stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers. Following the close of trading Caribbean Cream released first quarter results with revenues up a solid 28 percent and profit doubling to 14 cents per share and AMG Packaging posted nine months results, with flat revenues for the latest quarter after the year to date recorded lower income but a strong 26 percent increase in profit to $21 million for the May quarter that pushed year to date results to $42 million over $38 million in 2020.
At the close, Blue Power declined by 7 cents to $3.53 with an exchange of 219 shares, Everything Fresh rose 5 cents to $1.05 with 1,143 units changing hands, Express Catering fell 19 cents to $6.05 with a transfer of 400 stocks. Fosrich slipped 5 cents to $8.20 with 18,344 shares passing through the market, Future Energy Source dropped 9 cents to $1.56 with an exchange of 970,553 units, Indies Pharma added 10 cents to close at $3.56 with 30,491 stocks changing hands. KLE Group popped 20 cents to $1.30 with a transfer of 31,569 shares, Knutsford Express climbed 30 cents to $8 with 3,300 units traded, Lasco Distributors rose 15 cents to $4.05 with investors switching ownership of 170 stocks. Lasco Manufacturing slipped 5 cents to $5.35 with an exchange of 7,146 shares, Lumber Depot gained 14 cents to finish at $3.50 with 1,360,707 units changing hands after the company released full year’s results with a big rise in profit. Main Event spiked 57 cents to $5.40 with a transfer of 4,266 stocks, Paramount Trading rose 9 cents to $1.25 with 2,500 shares passing through the market and Stationery and Office Supplies fell 30 cents to $7.60 with 3,569 shares changing hands.

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

FESCO IPO price doubles

Trading dominance belonged to Future Energy Source on Wednesday after accounting for 84.5 percent of the total market volume after an exchange of 12.64 million shares, with the price closing at a record closing high of $1.65 after 15 cents to be up 106 percent since listing in April this year, but after hitting an intraday record of $1.87 on the Junior Market.
Trading closed with the index falling 19.75 points to 3,376.58 as investors exchanged 352 percent more shares than on Tuesday at 161 percent greater value after 35 securities traded, compared to 37 on Tuesday and ending with 12 rising, 16 declining and seven closing unchanged.
At the close, the PE Ratio, one measure used to compute an appropriate value, for a stock averages 13.3 based on ICInsider.com’s 2021-22 earnings forecast.
Trading ended with 14,960,503 shares changing hands for $26,802,592, up from 3,308,374 units at $10,279,533 on Tuesday. Lumber Depot accounted for 4.5 percent of the day’s traded volume, with 679,182 units and Jamaican Teas chipped in with 2.2 percent market share with an exchange of 331,837 units.
Trading averaged 427,443 units at $765,788 in contrast to 89,416 at $277,825 on Tuesday. Month to date trades averaged 175,027 units at $475,907, compared to 147,927 units at $444,785 on Tuesday. 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, Access Financial spiked $2.23 to $22.87 with 890 shares changing hands, AMG Packaging slipped 5 cents to $1.52, trading 46,000 stock units, Blue Power rose 7 cents to $3.60 in switching ownership of 50,766 units. Caribbean Assurance Brokers gained 20 cents to close at $1.98 with an exchange of 750 stocks, Caribbean Cream advanced 20 cents to $5.70 with a transfer of 434 shares, Everything Fresh fell 6 cents to $1 with 61,313 stock units changing hands. Express Catering rallied 24 cents to $6.24 with 52,479 units traded, Fosrich spiked 65 cents to $8.25 with 2,180 stocks passing through the market. GWest Corporation dropped 13 cents to $1.05 with a transfer of 150 stock units, Honey Bun rallied 23 cents to $6.76 with 1,800 stocks changing hands, Indies Pharma shed 44 cents to $3.46, with 69,587 units traded. KLE Group fell 20 cents to $1.10 in switching ownership of 28,301 shares, Knutsford Express jumped 55 cents to $7.70 with an exchange of 11,632 stock units, Lasco Distributors dropped 19 cents to $3.90, with a transfer of 7,352 units. Lasco Manufacturing popped 5 cents to $5.40 with 99,156 stocks changing hands, Limners and Bards slipped 5 cents to $3.16, with 26,896 shares traded, Mailpac Group added 5 cents to finish at $3.88 with an exchange of 302,756 stock units. Main Event dipped 60 cents to $4.83 with 2,000 units through the market, Paramount Trading fell 21 cents to $1.16 with a transfer of 74,993 stocks, Stationery and Office Supplies slipped 10 cents to $7.90, with 26,930 stock units changing hands and Tropical Battery dipped 5 cents to $1.38 with 154,925 shares crossing the exchange.

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