Junior Market falters at July’s open

Trading closed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market Friday, with the declining stocks being the highlight of the day as the volume of stocks trading fell 50 percent and the value down 52 percent on Thursday 43 securities trading versus 44 on Thursday with just 12 rising, 21 declining and ten closing unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index dipped 12.41 points to settle at 4,337.03.
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 ends that fall between November this year and August 2023.
A total of 8,527,780 shares traded for $29,915,284 versus 17,139,568 units at $62,526,703 on the Thursday. Trading averaged 198,320 shares at $695,704 in contrast to 389,536 shares at $1,421,061 on Thursday. June closed with an average of 429,016 units at $1,630,104.
SSL Venture led trading with 1.95 million shares for 22.8 percent of total volume, followed by iCreate with 1.06 million units for 12.4 percent of the day’s trade and Dolla Financial with 897,135 units for 10.5 percent market share.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows three stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two stocks with lower offers.
Access Financial lost $2.49 to $21.01 in an exchange of a mere three shares, Cargo Handlers rallied $1.53 to close at $12.65, trading just six stocks, Caribbean Cream fell 44 cents in closing at a 52 weeks’ low of $4.01, with 5,889 units clearing the market. Dolphin Cove declined 59 cents to end at $16.91 with an exchange of 50,551 stock units, EduFocal gained 11 cents to end at $2.76 after trading 470,904 shares, Express Catering climbed 20 cents in closing at $5.70 while exchanging 5,878 stocks. Fosrich increased 10 cents to $32.60 in switching ownership of 54,317 units, iCreate dropped 49 cents to close at $4 after trading 1,056,092 stock units, Indies Pharma popped 15 cents to end at $3.30, with 42,077 units crossing the market. Lasco Manufacturing shed 15 cents to end at $4.60 with the swapping of 87,373 stock units, Lumber Depot lost 11 cents in closing at $3.09 with 468,686 shares changing hands, Mailpac Group fell 11 cents to end at $2.85 after 533,854 stocks crossed the exchange. Medical Disposables shed 30 cents to close at $7.11, with 100 stocks changing hands, Paramount Trading advanced 28 cents to $1.98 after exchanging 20 stock units, Spur Tree Spices declined 15 cents after ending at $4 in trading 120,119 shares. Stationery and Office Supplies dipped 14 cents in, ending at $13 after exchanging 15,230 units and tTech shed 51 cents to $3.23, with 321,665 stocks crossing the market.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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 gives a sparkle to Junior Market

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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.

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.

 

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.

Big fall for Junior Market

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market suffered another big blow on Tuesday, with investors slashing 84.36 points off the market Index to 4,137.85 after dropping 40.93 points. Trading closed with nearly twice as many stocks falling as rising as the volume traded climbed 34 percent above Monday’s level, with a 13 higher value.  
A total of 41 securities traded versus 38 on Monday ended with 12 rising, 22 declining and seven closing unchanged.
The PE Ratio, a measure for computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.9. The PE ratio of Junior Market stocks incorporate ICInsider.com projected earnings for companies with financial years, that fall between November this year and August 2023.
A total of 7,596,593 shares traded for $29,795,186 up from 5,671,131 units at $26,380,670 on the Monday. Trading averaged 185,283 shares at $726,712 versus 149,240 stock units at $694,228 on Monday, with month to date, averaging 239,768 units at $893,491 compared to 253,643 units at $935,963 on the previous trading day. May closed with an average of 376,907 units at $1,638,631. Jamaican Teas led trading with 1.88 million shares for 24.7 percent of total volume, followed by Lumber Depot with 901,453 units for 11.9 percent of the day’s trade and Tropical Battery with 780,192 units for 10.3 percent market share.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows eight stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial fell $2.70 to $19.10 while exchanging 1,000 shares, AMG Packaging lost 9 cents to end at $3.50 in swapping 290,148 units, Cargo Handlers declined $1 to close at $11, with 4,725 stock units crossing the market. Caribbean Assurance Brokers shed 30 cents to end at $2.12 in trading 12,097 stocks, Caribbean Flavours dropped 10 cents to $1.88 in an exchange of 4,450 units, Derrimon Trading rallied 10 cents to end at $2.75 in exchanging 44,396 shares. Dolphin Cove gained 63 cents in closing at $16.79 after trading 64,783 stock units, Elite Diagnostic advanced 34 cents to $3.64, with 4,123 stocks crossing the exchange, Everything Fresh dropped 33 cents to close at $1.15 with 14,685 units changing hands. Express Catering shed 25 cents in ending at $5.60 after exchanging 33,964 stocks, Fosrich rose $1.79 in closing at $27.99 after an exchange of 59,479 shares, General Accident increased 15 cents to end at $6 in trading 251,243 stock units. Honey Bun fell 7 cents to $8.90 after exchanging 7,918 shares, iCreate slipped 20 cents to $2.70 with an exchange of 255,561 stock units, Indies Pharma declined 15 cents to close at $3 in switching ownership of 54,000 stocks. Jamaican Teas fell 14 cents to $3, with 1,875,436 units changing hands, JFP Limited shed 8 cents to end at $1.45 with 650,760 units clearing the market, Lasco Distributors lost 29 cents to close at $3.20 after exchanging 24,610 stock units. Mailpac Group declined 10 cents in closing at $2.70 after an exchange of 131,395 shares, Medical Disposables rose 11 cents to $7.11 in switching ownership of 33,107 stocks, Spur Tree Spices dropped 9 cents to $3.80 in an exchange of 165,361 units. SSL Venture popped 20 cents to end at $1.85 in exchanging 178,177 stock units and Stationery and Office Supplies dropped $1.25 to $11.05 with the swapping of 8,392 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market lost altitude Monday

Trading closed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market on Monday, with the volume of stocks traded declining 70 percent, after 56 percent less funds entered the market compared to Friday, as trading ended, with declining stocks leading rising ones by more than two to one ratio.
Market activity led to 38 securities trading versus 42 on Friday and ended with nine rising, 20 declining and nine closing unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index shed 40.93 points to end at 4,222.21.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 13.2. The Junior Market PE ratios incorporate ICInsider.com projected earnings for companies with financial year end that falls between September this year and August 2023.
A total of 5,671,131 shares were traded for $26,380,670, down sharply from 18,614,187 units at $60,183,004 on the Friday. Trading averaged 149,240 shares at $694,228 versus 443,195 shares at $1,432,929 on Friday, with month to date, averaging 253,643 units at $935,963 compared to 285,898 units at $1,010,645 on the previous trading day. May closed with an average of 376,907 units at $1,638,631.
Elite Diagnostic led trading with 1.71 million shares for 30.1 percent of total volume traded, followed by Lumber Depot with 742,466 units for 13.1 percent of the day’s trade and Derrimon Trading with 606,031 units for 10.7 percent market share.
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, AMG Packaging advanced 8 cents in closing at $3.59 while exchanging 14,805 shares, Caribbean Cream increased 6 cents to end at $4.75 in trading 20,448 stock units, Caribbean Flavours popped 10 cents to close at $1.98 after exchanging 41 units. Derrimon Trading dropped 15 cents to $2.65 with an exchange of 606,031 stocks, Dolphin Cove lost 34 cents in ending at $16.16  exchanging 48,474 units, EduFocal declined 8 cents in closing at $3, with 79,008 stock units clearing the market. Elite Diagnostic shed 10 cents to end at $3.30 after 1,707,057 shares changed hands, Express Catering fell 14 cents to $5.85 in switching ownership of 2,403 stocks, Fosrich dropped $3.80 to close at $26.20 trading 259,682 shares. Indies Pharma rallied 15 cents in ending at $3.15 after a mere 212 stock units crossed the market, Jamaican Teas shed 5 cents to end at $3.14 with an exchange of 21,751 stocks, JFP Limited declined 7 cents to close at $1.53 after trading 486,631 units. KLE Group dropped 7 cents to $1.99 with 172 stock units changing hands, Knutsford Express lost $1 in ending at $7.50 after exchanging 50,023 units, Lasco Manufacturing shed 5 cents in closing at $5.40 with the swapping of 26,902 stock units. Lumber Depot declined 5 cents in closing at $3.10, with 742,466 shares changing hands, Main Event dropped 40 cents in ending at $8.20 after exchanging 108,567 units and Medical Disposables lost 85 cents to end at $7, with 200,171 stocks changing hands.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Twice as many Junior stocks fell but index rise

Trading activity rose sharply on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market on Friday, with the volume of stocks traded increasing 168 percent and the value climbing 93 percent higher than Thursday, but declining stocks beat out rising stocks by more than two to one.
A total of 42 securities traded similar to Thursday and ended with ten rising, 23 declining and nine closing unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index rose 36.48 points to settle at 4,263.14.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 13.4. The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks incorporate ICInsider.com projected earnings for companies with financial year end that falls between September this year and August 2023.
Overall, 18,614,187 shares traded for $60,183,004 versus 6,943,963 units at $31,114,240 on Thursday. Trading averaged 443,195 shares at $1,432,929 in contrast to 165,332 shares at $740,815 on Thursday with month to date, averaging 285,898 units at $1,010,645 compared to 204,336 units at $791,683 on the previous trading day. May closed with an average of 376,907 units at $1,638,631.
Jamaican Teas led trading with 15.47 million shares for 83.1 percent of total volume, followed by JFP Limited with 368,755 units for 2 percent of the day’s trade and Elite Diagnostic, 342,875 units for 1.8 percent market share.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ended with a bid higher than the last selling price and three with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial shed 5 cents in closing at $21.80 after 21 shares were exchanged, AMG Packaging dropped 16 cents in ending at $3.51, with 6,643 units crossing the market, Blue Power gained 10 cents to close at $3.80 with the swapping of 667 stocks. CAC 2000 declined 39 cents to $7, with 5,000 stock units crossing the market, Caribbean Assurance Brokers fell 5 cents to end at $2.39 in an exchange of 61,885 shares, Caribbean Flavours lost 7 cents to close at $1.88, with an exchange of 109,959 stock units. Dolphin Cove shed 50 cents in closing at $16.50 after exchanging 121,049 stocks, Express Catering advanced 38 cents in ending at $5.99 with 1,500 units changing hands, Fontana fell 5 cents to end at $9.80 after exchanging 144,487 stocks. Fosrich lost 95 cents to close at $30, with 47,684 stock units clearing the market, Future Energy Source declined 18 cents to $6.05 in exchanging 241,603 shares, Honey Bun increased 70 cents in closing at $8.96 after trading 6,129 units. Indies Pharma dropped 15 cents to $3, with 36,801 stocks changing hands, Jamaican Teas shed 6 cents to close at $3.19, trading 15,472,600 units, Jetcon Corporation dropped 13 cents to end at $1.32, trading 24,007 stock units. Lasco Distributors popped 5 cents to $3.49 while exchanging 55,788 shares, Lasco Financial declined 8 cents in closing at $3.50 in switching ownership of 6,443 shares, Medical Disposables rallied 40 cents in ending at $7.85 after 24,822 stock units crossed the exchange. Paramount Trading lost 14 cents to end at $1.76, with 2,750 stocks clearing the market, Spur Tree Spices fell 5 cents to close at $3.90 after an exchange of 52,606 units, Stationery and Office Supplies climbed 22 cents to close at $12.30 in trading 3,047 shares and tTech fell 20 cents to $3.60 after exchanging 2,206 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market rises on reduced trading

Trading closed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market Wednesday, with the volume of stocks traded just lower than the rising volume on Tuesday with a 39 percent lower value than on Tuesday as just 39 securities traded down from 43 on Tuesday and ended with 13 rising, 19 declining and seven unchanged.
The Junior Market Index rose 34.94 points to 4,238.03, as the market continues to recover from the sell off in the last and the previous week.
The PE Ratio, a tool used to value stocks, averages 13.1 for the Junior Market. The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks incorporate projected earnings computed by ICInsider.com for companies with financial year end falling between September this year and August 2023.
A total of, 9,607,258 shares traded for $33,012,055 compared to 9,825,896 units at $54,208,669 on the Tuesday. Trading averaged 246,340 shares at $846,463 in contrast to 228,509 shares at $1,260,667 on Tuesday. May closed with an average of 376,907 units at $1,638,631.
JFP Limited led trading with 3.32 million shares for 34.6 percent of total volume, followed by Mailpac Group with 1.47 million units for 15.3 percent of the day’s trade and Lumber Depot with 745,196 units for 7.8 percent market share.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ended with a higher bid than the last selling price and two with lower offers.
At the close, AMG Packaging shed 18 cents to end at $3.50 in trading 152,254 shares, Cargo Handlers lost 70 cents ending at $11 in switching ownership of 75,100 stocks, Dolphin Cove dropped 29 cents in closing at $17.90 after exchanging 15,210 stock units. Express Catering fell 30 cents to close at $5.63 with an exchange of 2,700 units, Honey Bun declined 21 cents to $8.99, with 8,635 stock units crossing the market, iCreate shed 10 cents to close at $3.25, with 58,871 units changing hands. JFP Limited rallied 16 cents in closing at $1.56 following an exchange of 3,319,795 stocks, Knutsford Express popped 63 cents to $8.63 in trading 3,354 shares, Lasco Distributors gained 27 cents ending at $3.44 after exchanging 18,459 stock units. Lasco Financial rose 11 cents to end at $3.59 after 446,269 units changed hands, Lasco Manufacturing advanced 23 cents to close at $5.43 trading 131,117 stocks, Mailpac Group lost 11 cents in closing at $2.67 after 1,470,403 shares crossed the exchange. Medical Disposables declined 69 cents to end at $7.50 in exchanging 413,092 units, Stationery and Office Supplies climbed 20 cents to $11, with 66,394 stock units changing hands and tTech increased 30 cents ending at $3.80 with the swapping of 12,993 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.