Big recovery for Junior Market

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange clawed back a fair bit of the losses incurred since last week following the announcement of Regency Petroleum IPO, with the Index rallying 82.24 points to settle at 3,880.06 on Thursday, following a 64 percent fall in the volume of stocks traded, after a 29 percent decline in the value compared to Wednesday with 41 securities trading the same as on Wednesday and ended with 19 rising, 18 declining and four closing unchanged.
A total of 5,141,385 shares were traded for $17,482,988, down from 14,142,422 units at $24,762,456 on Wednesday.
Trading averaged 125,400 shares at $426,414 compared with 344,949 units at $603,962 on Wednesday. Trading for the month to date, averages 275,458 stock units at $741,310 against 283,956 shares at $759,143 on the previous day. October closed with an average of 264,407 units at $832,036.
Dolla Financial led trading with 645,519 shares for 12.6 percent of total volume followed by Fosrich with 625,021 units for 12.2 percent of the day’s trade and Spur Tree Spices with 546,327 units for 10.6 percent market share. ISP Finance closed at a 52 weeks’ low of $14.98.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.1. 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.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows six stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and five with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial popped $2.35 to close at $23 with 9,800 shares clearing the market, Blue Power dipped 12 cents to $3.05 in exchanging 527 stocks, Cargo Handlers climbed $1.50 to end at $11.50 with the transfer of 4,087 units. Dolla Financial advanced 12 cents to $3.28 as investors traded 645,519 stock units, Dolphin Cove rose 11 cents in closing at $13.11 after trading 86,622 shares, Everything Fresh rose 12 cents to settle at $1.48 after 7,632 units passed through the market. Fontana shed 20 cents to close at $8.50 with 223,272 stock units changing hands, General Accident gained $1 to $5 in switching ownership of 7,002 stocks, Honey Bun lost 10 cents to end at $6.50 with 10,506 stock units trading. Knutsford Express rallied 78 cents to close at $8.63 after trading 1,014 stocks, Lasco Manufacturing popped 10 cents to $3.90 in exchanging 109,140 units, Main Event advanced $1.26 to $9.99 with 7,876 shares crossing the exchange. Medical Disposables rallied 13 cents to $4.45 in trading 25,000 stocks, MFS Capital Partners advanced 10 cents to $2.70 as investors exchanged 444,181 units, Spur Tree Spices gained 11 cents to end at $2.98 with the swapping of 546,327 shares. Stationery and Office Supplies rose $2 to $17 in exchanging 2,000 stock units, Tropical Battery dropped 14 cents to $2.36 after a transfer of 475,316 stocks and tTech rose 41 cents to close at $2.78 with investors transferring one stock unit.
In the preference segmentCAC 2000 9.5% preference share declined 20 cents to 90 cents after trading 26,335 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

More slippage for Junior Market

More slippage of the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange occurred in trading on Wednesday, with the volume of stocks traded rising 103 percent with 9 percent greater value than in Tuesday’s activity, following trading in 41 securities similar to Tuesday and ending with 17 rising, 17 declining and seven closing unchanged.
Medical Disposables and tTech ended at 52 weeks’ lows of $4.32 and $2.35, respectively.
A total of 14,131,729 shares were traded for $24,621,843 compared to 6,978,401 units at $22,507,207 on Tuesday.
Trading averaged 344,676 shares at $600,533 compared with 170,205 units at $548,956 on Tuesday. Trading month to date averages 283,941 units at $758,948 compared to 280,295 stock units at $768,458 on Tuesday the previous day. October closed with an average of 264,407 units at $832,036.
Everything Fresh led trading with 10.03 million shares for 71 percent of total volume, followed by Dolla Financial with 1.06 million units for 7.5 percent of the day’s trade and MFS Capital Partners with 656,503 units for 4.6 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index declined 21.45 points to settle at 3,797.82.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 11.9, 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.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows seven stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, Blue Power climbed 49 cents to $3.17 as investors exchanged 2,440 shares, Cargo Handlers lost $1.05 in ending at $10 with investors transferring 11,046 stock units, Caribbean Assurance Brokers dropped 7 cents to $2.25, with 9,200 units crossing the market. Dolphin Cove fell 14 cents to close at $13 with an exchange of 36,568 stocks, EduFocal dipped 5 cents to end at $2.35 and closed with an exchange of 133,063 stock units, Elite Diagnostic rose 20 cents to $3.50 in exchanging  7,668 shares. Everything Fresh declined 6 cents to $1.36 after exchanging 10,028,420 stocks Fontana shed 9 cents in closing at $8.70 after exchanging 35,197 units Fosrich advanced 9 cents to close at $3.99 after trading 430,903 stock units. GWest Corporation rallied 6 cents to end at $1.03 in switching ownership of 1,034 units, Honey Bun increased 5 cents to end at $6.60 as 26,027 stocks passed through the market, Indies Pharma lost 9 cents after ending at $2.76 with a transfer of 33,120 shares. KLE Group gained 10 cents to close at $1.80, with three stock units crossing the exchange, Knutsford Express popped 5 cents in closing at $7.85 with a transfer of 4,020 stocks, Lasco Distributors advanced 9 cents to $2.89 after 624 units crossed the market and Limners and Bards fell 49 cents to end at $2.31 with the swapping of 36,311 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

New IPO pressures Junior Market

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange suffered more declines on Friday, ahead of the opening of the Regency Petroleum IPO on Monday, with the Market Index falling 61.65 points to 3,871.96, some 127 points below the close on Wednesday, ahead of the release of the IPO information.
The recent decline is mild compared with the fall after the announcement of the Trading climbs on the JSE US dollar market Dolla IPO, of just over 330 points, with the market slipping from 4,357.81 points to 4,027.35 the day before the issue opened and in the case of One on One, the market dropped 327 points. In both cases, prices started rebounding strongly on the day the issue opened and continued for some time after.
In Friday’s trading, the volume of stocks exchanged declined 75 percent, with the value down 81 percent from activity on Thursday, with 42 securities trading down from 46 on Thursday and ended with 17 rising,17 declining and eight closing unchanged and Blue Power closed at a 52 weeks’ low of $2.67.
A total of 8,983,578 shares were exchanged for $21,220,946, down sharply from 35,681,537 units at $109,696,406 on Thursday. Trading averaged 213,895 shares at $505,261 compared with 775,686 units at $2,384,704 on Thursday. The month to date averaged 290,620 units at $799,120 compared with 296,406 stock units at $821,279 on the previous day. October closed with an average of 264,407 units at $832,036.
ONE on ONE Educational led trading with 3.03 million shares for 33.7 percent of total volume, followed by JFP Ltd with 1.62 million units for 18.1 percent of the day’s trade and Future Energy Source with 711,415 units for 7.9 percent market share.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 11.8. 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.
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, Caribbean Cream declined 14 cents to $3.86, with just 275 shares crossing the exchange, Dolla Financial shed 21 cents in closing at $3.29 after an exchange of 211,171 units, Dolphin Cove popped 10 cents to $13.60, with 1,682 stock units crossing the market. EduFocal gained 13 cents in ending at $2.45 while exchanging 499,211 stocks, Everything Fresh fell 19 cents to close at $1.50 after the trading of 81,824 shares, Express Catering advanced 23 cents to $4.80 in switching ownership of 3,880 stock units. Fontana climbed 69 cents to close at $8.79 with 84,037 units changing hands, Iron Rock Insurance lost 30 cents in ending at $2.30 after trading 50,391 stocks, Jetcon Corporation rose 11 cents to $1.19, with 121,266 shares passing through the market. KLE Group dropped 30 cents to $1.70 with a transfer of 5,500 stock units, Lasco Distributors popped 19 cents to $2.89 with investors transferring 8,900 stocks, Lasco Financial dipped 24 cents to $2.71 in exchanging 4,462 units. Lasco Manufacturing declined 10 cents in closing at $3.80 after 49,808 units passed through the market, Limners and Bards rallied 27 cents to end at $2.67 with an exchange of 22,035 shares, but only after hitting a 52 weeks’ intraday low of $2.30, Lumber Depot fell 22 cents to close at $2.23 after a transfer of 72,446 stocks. Main Event declined $1.45 to end at $8.55, with 104,679 stock units changing hands, Medical Disposables shed 15 cents in ending at $5.35, with 1,090 shares clearing the market, Paramount Trading dipped 37 cents to $1.52 after exchanging 51,208 units and Tropical Battery increased 12 cents in closing at $2.50 as investors exchanged 581,061 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Falling Junior Market stocks clobber gains

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The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange dropped again on Thursday, with prices of 29 stocks falling and only eight rising, following the issue of the prospectus for Regency Petroleum today, with the volume of stocks traded rising 355 percent with the value surging 438 percent over Wednesday’s trades and ending with 46 securities trading up from 40 on Wednesday and ending with only nine trading unchanged.
A total of 35,681,537 shares were traded for $109,696,406 up from 7,838,155 units at $20,403,040 on Wednesday.
Trading averaged 775,686 shares at $2,384,704 compared to 195,954 units at $510,076 on Wednesday, with the month to date averaging 296,406 units at $821,279 compared with 253,261 stock units at $680,540 on the previous day. October closed with an average of 264,407 units at $832,036.
Dolla Financial led trading with 21.01 million shares 58.9 percent of total volume, followed by ONE on ONE Educational with 2.86 million units for 8 percent of trading, JFP Ltd was next with 2.15 million units for 6 percent market share, followed by KLE Group with 2.15 million units for 6 percent of the market outcome and EduFocal with 1.44 million units for 4 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index shed 38.65 points to settle at 3,933.61.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 11.9. 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 one stock with a lower offer.
At the close, Blue Power declined 40 cents in closing at a 52 weeks’ low of $2.70, after 499 shares passed through the market, Cargo Handlers dipped $2 to close at $11 in switching ownership of 1,248 stock units, Dolla Financial popped 23 cents to $3.50 and closed after 21,010,866 stocks changed hands. Dolphin Cove rose 10 cents to end at $13.50 after exchanging 7,770 units, EduFocal shed 41 cents in ending at $2.32 while exchanging 1,440,329 stock units, Express Catering lost 43 cents in closing at $4.57 after trading 54,094 units. Fontana fell 75 cents to $8.10 with a transfer of 103,580 stocks, Fosrich dropped 17 cents to $4.21 with the swapping of 812,779 shares, Future Energy Source declined 24 cents to close at $4.96 as investors exchanged 685,047 stock units. General Accident climbed 50 cents to $4.90, with just 300 stocks crossing the exchange, GWest Corporation lost 11 cents in closing at 98 cents with 40,435 shares changing hands, Honey Bun dipped 29 cents to $6.50 after an exchange of 6,241 units. Indies Pharma dipped 11 cents to end at $2.74, with 7,779 units clearing the market, Iron Rock Insurance rallied 30 cents to close at $2.60 after an exchange of 363 stocks, ISP Finance gained $3.49 to $18.50 after a transfer of a mere five stock units. JFP Ltd shed 12 cents to $1.45 with investors transferring 2,152,239 shares, KLE Group advanced 34 cents in closing at $2 in trading 2,149,248 stocks, Knutsford Express fell 80 cents to close at $8, with just 180 shares changing hands. Lasco Distributors dropped 10 cents after ending at $2.70 with trading of 51,637 stock units, Lasco Financial increased 23 cents to end at $2.95 with an exchange of 2,950 units, Limners and Bards shed 10 cents to close at $2.40 in 8,775 shares changing hands. Main Event lost $2 in ending at $10, with 241,195 stocks crossing the market, Medical Disposables climbed 35 cents to end at $5.50 after exchanging ten stock units, MFS Capital Partners declined 15 cents to $2.60 after exchanging 498,334 units.Spur Tree Spices dipped 15 cents in closing at $2.90 with the swapping of 608,985 stocks and Tropical Battery fell 12 cents to close at $2.38 808,197 units changing hands.
In the preference segmentCAC 2000 9.5% preference share shed 10 cents to end at $1 after trading of 1,000 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior market trading dips

The volume of stocks traded on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Tuesday, fell by 12 percent and the value dipped by 16 percent compared to trading on Monday, with activity taking place in 43 securities, up from 41 on Monday and ended with prices of 16 rising, 22 declining and five left unchanged.
Jamaican Teas dropped to a 52 weeks’ low of 2.20 while Main Event surged to an intraday record high of $12.50.
A total of 8,389,729 shares were traded for $24,298,687 compared to 9,587,270 units at $29,063,432 on Monday. Trading averaged 195,110 shares at $565,086 compared to 233,836 units at $708,864 on Monday with the month to date averaging 258,383 units at $695,016 down from 264,459 stock units at $708,070 on the previous day. October closed with an average of 264,407 units at $832,036.
JFP Ltd led trading with 1.21 million shares for 14.4 percent of total volume followed by Spur Tree Spices with 1.08 million units for 12.9 percent of the day’s trade and Jamaican Teas with 871,755 units for 10.4 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index climbed 24.82 points to settle at 3,999.21.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.4. 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 four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial climbed $2.40 in closing at $22.90, with just 20 shares crossing the market, Blue Power dipped 10 cents to $3.10 with an exchange of 600 units, Cargo Handlers advanced 13 cents to $11.13 as 3,072 stocks changed hands. Caribbean Cream shed 14 cents to close at $3.86 with investors transferring 34 stock units, Caribbean Flavours rose 13 cents to $1.75 as 88,768 shares passed through the market, Consolidated Bakeries increased 11 cents to end at $2.42 after a transfer of 200 units. Elite Diagnostic lost 35 cents in closing at $3.33 with the swapping of 17,435 stock units, Everything Fresh rallied 15 cents to $1.60 with a transfer of 202,533 stocks, Future Energy Source fell 15 cents to $5.15, with 391,288 units changing hands. General Accident popped $1.10 to close at $5.10 in trading 7,300 shares, Jamaican Teas dropped 27 cents ending at a 52 weeks’ low of $2.28 after an exchange of 871,755 stock units, KLE Group declined 34 cents to end at $1.66 while exchanging 4,274 stocks. Knutsford Express declined 30 cents to close at $8 in an exchange of 60,065 stock units, Lasco Distributors dipped 10 cents to $2.80 as investors traded 218,196 units, Lasco Financial gained 12 cents in closing at $2.83, with 1,000 shares crossing the exchange. Limners and Bards fell 10 cents ending at $2.40 after an exchange of 30,856 stocks, Main Event popped $1.15 to close at a record closing high of $11.50, following the trading of 212,325 units, MFS Capital Partners shed 10 cents to $2.90 trading 124,334 stock units. Spur Tree Spices dropped 23 cents to end at $3.16 in exchanging 1,078,230 shares and Stationery and Office Supplies climbed $1.65 in closing at $16.85, with 6,262 stocks crossing the market.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Big drop for Junior Market on Monday

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange fell sharply on Monday, fuelled by falling volume of stocks trading with a decline of 60 percent as the amount of funds passing through the market dropped 56 percent compared to trading on Friday after 41 securities were traded compared with 39 on Friday and ended with prices of 10 rising, 25 declining and six closing unchanged.
A total of 9,587,270 shares were traded for $29,063,432 down from 24,249,069 units at $66,587,007 on Friday.
Trading averaged 233,836 shares at $708,864 down from 621,771 units at $1,707,359 on Friday, with the month to date, averaging 264,739 units at $708,070 versus 267,703 stock units at $707,986 on Friday the previous trading day. October closed with an average of 264,407 units at $832,036.
Consolidated Bakeries led trading with 1.38 million shares for 14.4 percent of total volume followed by MFS Capital Partners with 956,783 units for 10 percent of the day’s trade and Fosrich with 927,898 units for 9.7 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index dropped 60.44 points to settle at 3,974.39.
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.
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 declined $3.19 after ending at $20.50 with investors switching ownership of 7,158 shares, Cargo Handlers shed $1.55 to end at $11 in an exchange of 5,410 units, Consolidated Bakeries dropped 39 cents in closing at $2.31 after exchanging 1,378,803 stock units. Dolphin Cove dipped 60 cents to close at $13 after an exchange of 63,390 stocks, Everything Fresh popped 13 cents to $1.45 in trading 145,000 stock units, Future Energy Source rose 14 cents to close at $5.30 as investors exchanged 737,370 shares. General Accident lost $1.05 to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $4 with a transfer of 9,968 units, Honey Bun fell 29 cents to end at $6.59 after exchanging 150 stocks, iCreate shed 18 cents to $1.81 with the swapping of 524,693 stock units. JFP Ltd fell 12 cents to $1.57 while investors exchanged 893,614 shares, KLE Group rallied 40 cents to end at $2 after a transfer of 223,500 units, Knutsford Express dipped 69 cents to $8.30 after 4,209 stocks changed hands. Lasco Distributors lost 20 cents in closing at $2.90, with 90,593 stocks crossing the market, Lasco Financial declined 29 cents to close at $2.71 as 118,224 shares passed through the market, Limners and Bards dropped 15 cents to $2.50 118,890 units changing hands. Mailpac Group advanced 12 cents to end at $2.15 after 116,159 stock units crossed the market, Stationery and Office Supplies declined 35 cents in closing at $15.20 with 6,569 stock units clearing the market and Tropical Battery dropped 20 cents in ending at $2.56 with an exchange of 450,450 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Losing Junior Market stocks overpower those rising

Trading closed on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Thursday, with the volume of stocks traded rising 43 percent spurred by a 54 percent rise in value over Wednesday, with 46 securities trading versus 42 on Wednesday and ending with prices of nine rising, 28 declining and nine closing unchanged.
A total of 7,669,560 shares were traded for $24,736,067 compared to 5,241,850 units at $16,012,234 on Wednesday.
Trading averaged 166,730 shares at $537,741 versus 124,806 units at $381,244 on Wednesday with the month to date, averaging 228,023 units at $595,987 compared with 237,359 shares at $604,859 on the previous day. October closed with an average of 264,407 units at $832,036.
Spur Tree Spices led trading with 2.49 million shares for 32.5 percent of total volume followed by Dolla Financial with 951,467 units for 12.4 percent of the day’s trade and JFP Ltd with 755,682 units for 9.9 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index dropped 47.70 points to close at 4,058.71.
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.
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 shed $1.69 to close at $22, with 150 shares passed through the market, Blue Power increased 10 cents to $3.30 with an exchange of 329 stocks, Caribbean Assurance Brokers fell 20 cents to close at $2.39 as investors exchanged 345,279 units. Consolidated Bakeries shed 18 cents to end at $2.71 as 2,885 stock units passed through the market, Elite Diagnostic dipped 17 cents in closing at $3.40 after exchanging 130,430 stock units, Everything Fresh lost 10 cents in ending at $1.67 in an exchange of 1,453 shares. Express Catering dropped 19 cents in closing at $5.01 in exchanging 300 stocks, Future Energy Source rose 14 cents to close at $5.33, with 112,325 units crossing the exchange, Indies Pharma dipped 15 cents to end at $2.72 after trading 48,422 stocks. ISP Finance dropped $1 to $15 in trading 5,000 shares, KLE Group declined 41 cents to $1.60 after 21,215 units crossed the market, Limners and Bards fell 32 cents to $2.38 with investors transferring 139,050 stock units. Medical Disposables lost 35 cents in closing at $5.15 after trading 1,000 stock units, MFS Capital Partners climbed 42 cents to close at $2.96 while exchanging 28,387 stocks and Stationery and Office Supplies shed 50 cents to end at $16 with 5,642 units clearing the market.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market climbs higher on Wednesday

Trading activity dropped at the close on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Wednesday, with the volume of stocks traded declining 48 percent with a 43 percent fall in value from Tuesday, with 42 securities trading down from 45 on Tuesday and ended with 21 rising, 14 declining and seven closing unchanged.
A total of 5,241,850 shares were traded for $16,012,234 compared to 10,330,282 units at $28,311,242 on Tuesday.
Trading averaged 124,806 shares at $381,244 down from 229,562 units at $629,139 on Tuesday with the month to date, averaging 237,359 units at $604,859 versus 255,541 stock units at $640,982 on the previous day. October closed with an average of 264,407 units at $832,036.
MFS Capital Partners led trading with 1.06 million shares for 19.8 percent of total volume followed by Dolla Financial with 819,597 units for 15.3 percent of the day’s trade and Fosrich with 668,333 units for 12.5 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index climbed 9.05 points to settle at 4,106.41.
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.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows five stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial popped $1.69 to end at $23.69, with ten shares crossing the market, Consolidated Bakeries gained 18 cents to end at $2.89 after trading 165 units, Dolla Financial advanced 13 cents to close at $3.33 after a transfer of 819,597 stock units. Dolphin Cove lost 27 cents in ending at $13.73 while exchanging 3,031 stocks, Elite Diagnostic increased 17 cents to $3.57 after exchanging 115,234 stocks, Fosrich rallied 11 cents to end at $4.59 with a transfer of 668,333 stock units. Future Energy Source shed 11 cents to $5.19 in an exchange of 205,844 shares, General Accident rose 60 cents to $5.10, with 1,909 units crossing the exchange,Indies Pharma climbed 11 cents in closing at $2.87 in owners switching 2,407 stock units. Iron Rock Insurance climbed 37 cents to close at $2.67 as investors exchanged 223 units, KLE Group rallied 26 cents to $2.01 after 346 stocks passed through the market, Knutsford Express popped 94 cents in closing at $8.99 with the swapping of 599 shares. Lasco Distributors advanced 14 cents to end at $2.87 with investors transferring 5,062 stocks, Lasco Financial increased 24 cents to $3 after trading 1,364 units, Lasco Manufacturing dipped 15 cents to $3.85 with trading of 163,100 shares. Main Event fell 25 cents in closing at $10.10 with 26,633 stock units changing hands, MFS Capital Partners dropped 46 cents to $2.54 in exchanging 1,059,310 units, Spur Tree Spices rose 11 cents to end at $3.51 after exchanging 58,434 stock units and Stationery and Office Supplies declined 95 cents to close at $16.50 in trading 250 stocks.

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

Juniors in early week rise

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange recorded gains on Monday, with the volume of stocks traded falling 74 percent less after a  44 percent fall in the value of funds passing through the market compared to Friday following trading in 45 securities trading versus 44 on Friday and ended with 13 rising, 25 declining and seven closing unchanged.
A total of 7,558,210 shares were traded for $23,889,400, down from 28,794,407 units at $42,886,545 on Friday.
Trading averaged 167,960 shares at $530,876 compared with 654,418 units at $974,694 on Friday, with the month to date averaging 260,979 units at $643,461 versus 285,601 stock units at $673,263 on the previous trading day. October closed with an average of 264,407 units at $832,036.
Dolla Financial led trading with 3.24 million shares for 42.9 percent of total volume, followed by EduFocal with 887,986 units for 11.7 percent of the day’s trade and JFP Ltd with 448,902 units for 5.9 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index rallied 20.80 points to close at 4,094.34.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.6. 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 four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and none with a lower offer.
At the close, Access Financial lost 74 cents to end at $23.69, with 1,233 shares crossing the exchange, AMG Packaging dropped 24 cents in closing at $3.16, with 7,218 units crossing the market, Blue Power dipped 31 cents to close at $2.99 after an exchange of 3,903 stocks. CAC 2000 declined 19 cents to $8.30 in trading 675 stock units, Cargo Handlers shed 40 cents to $12.90 after 306 stocks passed through the exchange, Caribbean Cream popped 15 cents to $4 with the swapping of 34 units. Caribbean Flavours fell 18 cents to $1.62 as investors exchanged 13,900 shares. Consolidated Bakeries dipped 30 cents to end at $2.70 in switching ownership of 41,765 stock units, Everything Fresh fell 20 cents in closing at $1.57 with a transfer of 307,508 stock units. Express Catering jumped 71 cents to $5.27 after an exchange of 1,700 units, Future Energy Source rallied 10 cents to $5.18 after 208,772 shares changed hands, Indies Pharma climbed 25 cents to $3 after investors exchanged 37,581 stocks. Iron Rock Insurance declined 43 cents to end at $2.30 with an exchange of 5,588 units, Knutsford Express advanced 62 cents in closing at $8.70, with 57,212 stocks clearing the market, Lasco Distributors rose 27 cents to $3 while exchanging 40,594 shares. Lasco Financial climbed 28 cents in closing at $3 in an exchange of 52,902 stock units, Limners and Bards dropped 12 cents to end at $2.60 in exchanging 31,105 stock units, Main Event slipped 37 cents to $9.63 after a transfer of 59,893 shares. MFS Capital Partners shed 13 cents ending at $2.95, with 52,810 stocks passing through the market, Stationery and Office Supplies lost 45 cents to close at $17 after trading 3,891 units and tTech dropped 49 cents to $2.80, with investors swapping 699 stocks.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior slipped with positive gains

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange slipped modestly at the close of trading on Friday, with the volume of stocks traded surging 380 percent with the value 128 percent higher than on Thursday as 44 securities were exchanged versus 46 on Thursday and ended with 20 rising, 16 declining and eight closing unchanged.
A total of 28,794,407 shares were traded for $42,886,545 up from 5,995,653 units at $18,822,588 on Thursday.
Trading averaged 654,418 shares at $974,694 compared to 130,340 units at $409,187 on Thursday with a month to date average of 285,601 units at $673,263 up from 156,808 stock units at $568,001 on the previous day.  October closed with an average of 264,407 units at $832,036.
GWest Corporation led trading with 21 million shares for 72.9 percent of total volume followed by JFP Ltd with 2.99 million units for 10.4 percent of the day’s trade and Dolla Financial with 863,593 units for 3 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index declined 5.56 points to 4,073.54.
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.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows three stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close, AMG Packaging increased 17 cents to close at $3.40, with 2,102 shares crossing the market, Blue Power rose 30 cents to end at $3.30 in exchanging 79,736 stock units, Cargo Handlers rallied 45 cents to $13.30 while exchanging 768 stocks. Caribbean Flavours rose 15 cents in closing at $1.80 with an exchange of 4,193 units, Dolphin Cove fell $1 in ending at $14 as investors exchanged 6,853 shares, Express Catering declined 73 cents in closing at $4.56 after trading 6,453 units. Future Energy Source dipped 11 cents to $5.08, with 252,563 stock units changing hands, Honey Bun gained 35 cents to close at $7.05 after 45,662 stocks crossed the market, Indies Pharma shed 25 cents after ending at $2.75 in an exchange of 51,530 shares. Iron Rock Insurance advanced 53 cents to $2.73 after exchanging ten units, Jamaican Teas popped 17 cents to $2.75, with 500 stock units clearing the market, Knutsford Express lost 42 cents in closing at $8.08 after 1,091 stocks passed through the market. Lasco Distributors dropped 17 cents to close at $2.73 with the swapping of 39,160 stock units, Lasco Financial lost 12 cents to end at $2.72 trading 4,148 units, Lasco Manufacturing dipped 15 cents ending at $3.85 after exchanging 208,497 stocks before the company reported continued increase in revenues and profits for the second quarter to September. Medical Disposables increased 40 cents to end at $5.50 after a transfer of 77,905 shares, MFS Capital Partners climbed 12 cents to $3.08 in switching the ownership of 32,272 stock units, Spur Tree Spices declined 12 cents to $3.35 trading 385,925 shares and Stationery and Office Supplies advanced 95 cents to $17.45 with investors transferring 7,282 units
In the preference segmentCAC 2000 9.5% preference share rallied 18 cents in closing at $1.18 as 1,688 stocks crossed the exchange.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.