Investors cooled on One Great Studio

Trading cool in on shares of One Great Studio at the close of the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Friday, with less than 2 million shares trading compared to more than 14 million units traded in each of the previous three days as such Friday’s volume dropped sharply 68 percent with a 59 percent lower the value of stocks being traded but the Junior Market was able to record a moderate modest increase at the close of trading.
A total of 44 securities were traded compared to 45 on Thursday with market activity ending with prices of 20 rising, 15 declining and nine closing unchanged.
Investors traded 6,672,237 shares for $13,058,494 down from 21,011,494 units at $31,863,579 on Thursday.
Trading averaged 151,642 shares at $296,784 compared with 466,922 shares at $708,080 on Thursday with the month to date, averaging 195,857 units at $369,709 down from 199,010 stock units at $374,909 on the previous day. August closed with an average of 183,001 units at $460,354.
One Great Studio led trading with 1.89 million shares for 28.3 percent of total volume followed by Derrimon Trading with 1.64 million units for 24.6 percent of the day’s trade and Dolla Financial with 766,933 units for 11.5 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index rose 5.63 points to settle at 3,809.59.
The Junior Market ended trading with an average PE Ratio of 10.4, based on last traded prices in conjunction with earnings projected by ICInsider.com for the financial years ending between November 2023 and August 2024.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows three stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and eight with lower offers.
At the close, AMG Packaging rallied 21 cents to $2.49 after 18,873 shares passed through the market, Blue Power advanced 15 cents to $2.65 in switching ownership of 10 units, CAC 2000 climbed 58 cents to end at $4.46 after an exchange of 15 stocks, Cargo Handlers lost 45 cents to close at $14.50, with 5,095 stock units crossing the market. Caribbean Cream climbed 58 cents to $4.10 in trading 300 stocks, Caribbean Flavours popped 8 cents to end at $1.30 with investors transferring 41,968 units, Consolidated Bakeries shed 29 cents to close at $2.10 after a transfer of 200 shares, Derrimon Trading dropped 10 cents and ended at $1.90 in an exchange of 1,640,776 stocks. Dolla Financial dipped 11 cents in closing at $2.16 in trading of 766,933 stocks, Dolphin Cove rose 49 cents to $16.49, with 5,790 shares crossing the exchange, EduFocal gained 5 cents to end at $1.39 with shareholders swapping 69,976 units, Fontana rose 10 cents to close at $10.40 after exchanging 40,779 stock units. Fosrich skidded 11 cents in closing at $2.24 after trading 51,522 stock units, Future Energy Source gained 14 cents to $3.45 with investors dealing in 166,158 shares, Honey Bun popped 50 cents and ended at $6.80 as investors exchanged 1,160 stocks, Indies Pharma fell 14 cents to end at $2.76, with 4,475 units crossing the market. ISP Finance dropped $9.93 to close at $35 with 4,999 shares changing hands, Jamaican Teas advanced 7 cents and ended at $2.07 while exchanging 9,447 stock units, JFP Ltd dipped 5 cents to close at $1.50 after investors traded 38,548 units, Knutsford Express rose 5 cents in closing at $11.35 with a transfer of 18,570 stocks. Lasco Distributors rallied 10 cents and ended at $4.30 with traders dealing in 50 stocks, Lasco Manufacturing skidded 9 cents in closing at $5.31 with stakeholders exchanging 387 shares, Lumber Depot increased 14 cents to close at $2.24 with 684,872 stock units clearing the market, MFS Capital Partners rose 5 cents to $2.05 with an exchange of 29,459 units. One Great Studio shed 7 cents to end at $1.20 with investors transferring 1,889,355 units, Regency Petroleum increased 5 cents in closing at $2.15 after an exchange of 260,408 shares, Spur Tree Spices advanced 10 cents and ended at $2.10 with a transfer of 117,165 stocks and Stationery and Office Supplies popped 10 cents to end at $1.70 while exchanging 354,221 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

1 Great Studio dominant Junior Market stock

Newly listed One Great Studio dominated Junior Market trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Wednesday, pushing the volume of stocks traded up 53 percent and the value 66 percent more than Tuesday with trading in 44 securities compared with 42 on Tuesday and ended with prices of just 11 rising, 22 declining and 11 closing unchanged.
One Great Studio led trading with 21.66 million shares for 82.7 percent of total volume followed by Derrimon Trading with 900,000 units for 3.4 percent of the day’s trade and Dolla Financial with 713,784 units for 2.7 percent market share.
Investors traded 26,192,370 shares for $36,308,731 against  17,126,215 units at $21,864,015 on Tuesday.
Trading averaged 595,281 shares at $825,198, up from 407,767 stocks at $520,572 on Tuesday with the month to date, averaging 177,933 units at $348,698 compared with 143,154 stock units at $308,990 on the previous day. August closed with an average of 183,001 shares at $460,354.
At the close, the Junior Market Index gained 13.23 points to close at 3,783.25.
The Junior Market ended trading with an average PE Ratio of 10.3, based on last traded prices in conjunction with earnings projected by ICInsider.com for the financial years ending between November 2023 and August 2024.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows five stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial fell 5 cents to $24.95 while exchanging 3,324 shares, CAC 2000 increased 36 cents in closing at $3.88 as investors traded 200 stock units, Caribbean Assurance Brokers climbed 9 cents to end at $2.83 in switching ownership of 10,832 stocks, Consolidated Bakeries rose 32 cents to $2.42 with a transfer of 1,386 units. Derrimon Trading shed 50 cents to close at $1.50 with investors transferring 900,000 stocks, Dolphin Cove skidded 16 cents to end at $16 with an exchange of 69,012 units, EduFocal lost 13 cents to end at $1.22 after 20,157 shares passed through the market, Elite Diagnostic dropped 16 cents to close at $1.65 with 10,274 stock units clearing the market. Fosrich popped 5 cents and ended at $2.09 with an exchange of 452,242 shares, General Accident advanced 12 cents in closing at $5.10 with investors dealing in 97,478 stock units, Honey Bun declined 45 cents to $6 in an exchange of 164,387 units, Iron Rock Insurance dipped 10 cents to close at $2 with stakeholders exchanging 2,509 stocks. ISP Finance dipped 95 cents and ended at $44. With investors trading 97 stock units, Jamaican Teas rallied 20 cents to end at $2 after 4,917 stocks crossed the market, JFP Ltd declined 6 cents in closing at $1.44 after an exchange of 51,048 shares, Knutsford Express gained 43 cents to close at $11.43 with shareholders swapping 314 units. Lasco Manufacturing gained 12 cents to $5.32 in an exchange of 1,229 shares, Limners and Bards lost 10 cents in closing at $1.68, with 14,926 units crossing the exchange, Paramount Trading climbed 5 cents to end at $2 in trading 3,667 stocks. Spur Tree Spices fell 12 cents and ended at $2.02 with traders dealing in 67,664 stock units, Stationery and Office Supplies shed 7 cents to end at $1.58 after a transfer of 426,793 stock units and Tropical Battery dropped 10 cents to $1.90, with 30,221 shares changing hands.

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

Junior Market gets 49th listing

Jamaica’s most recent IPO that was oversubscribed, One Great Studio was listed and stated trading closed on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Tuesday, with the trading in the stocks dominating market activity with the vast majority of stocks traded and in the process pushed the volume for the day up 254 percent and the value 94 percent more than Monday after trading taking place in 42 securities compared with 40 on Monday and ended with prices of seven rising, 21 declining and 14 closing unchanged.
Investors traded 17,126,215 shares for $21,864,015 versus 4,843,898 units at $11,250,151 on Monday.
Trading averaged 407,767 shares at $520,572 compared with 121,097 units at $281,254 on Monday with the month to date, averaging 143,154 units at $308,990 in comparison  to 120,286 stock units at $290,705 on the previous day. August closed with an average of 183,001 units at $460,354.
Newly listed One Great Studio led trading with 14.09 million shares for 82.3 percent of total volume followed by ONE on ONE Educational with 606,944 units for 3.5 percent of the day’s trade and Stationery and Office Supplies with 597,718 units for 3.5 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index shed 21.90 points to close at 3,770.02.
The Junior Market ended trading with an average PE Ratio of 10.3, based on last traded prices in conjunction with earnings projected by ICInsider.com for the financial years ending between November 2023 and August 2024.
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 popped $2.30 and ended at $25 in trading 227 shares, Cargo Handlers dropped 18 cents in closing at $16.20, with 250 units clearing the market, Dolla Financial fell 17 cents to end at $2.23 after 118,475 stock units crossed the market, Dolphin Cove dipped 33 cents to $16.16 in switching ownership of 181 stocks. Fontana lost 6 cents to close at $10.44 after investors traded 37,482 stocks, Fosrich shed 6 cents in closing at $2.04 in an exchange of 136,987 units, Honey Bun skidded 5 cents and ended at $6.45 while trading 14,285 shares, Indies Pharma fell 8 cents to close at $2.90 with stakeholders exchanging 23,822 stock units. Jamaican Teas lost 20 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ low of $1.80 after an exchange of 11,239 stock units, JFP Ltd declined 7 cents to $1.50 as investors exchanged 13,416 shares, KLE Group fell 5 cents to $1.50 with 50 stocks changing hands, Knutsford Express skidded 45 cents to end at $11 with a transfer of 1,737 units. Main Event shed 49 cents and ended at $14.50 with shareholders swapping 517 stock units, newly listed, One Great Studio rallied 14 cents to a record close of $1.14 after an exchange of 14,087,445 units and hitting a high of $1.29. Paramount Trading dropped 5 cents in closing at $1.95 after 100 stocks crossed the exchange, Regency Petroleum advanced 7 cents and ended at $2.20 in trading 171,249 shares, Stationery and Office Supplies dipped 9 cents to end at $1.65 and closed after 597,718 stocks were traded and Tropical Battery climbed 11 cents in closing at $2 with investors dealing in 185,951 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

 

Junior Market falls as trading climbs

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Price changes were mostly modest on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Monday, and led rising and declining stocks sharing honours on a day when there was trading in 40 securities compared with 38 on Friday, ended with 17 rising, 17 declining and six closing unchanged with the volume of stocks traded jumping 146 percent and the value 144 percent more than Friday.
Investors exchanged 4,843,898 shares for $11,250,151 compared to 1,971,310 units at $4,610,291 on Friday.
Trading 0n Monday averaged 121,097 shares at $281,254 up from 51,877 units at $121,323 on Friday. Trading for the month to date, averages 120,286 stocks at $290,705 compared with 120,214 stocks at $291,552 on the previous day. August closed with an average of 183,001 units at $460,354.
Image Plus Consultants led trading with 1.08 million shares for 22.3 percent of total volume followed by Regency Petroleum with 791,364 units for 16.3 percent of the total stocks that were traded and ONE on ONE Educational with 756,895 units for 15.6 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index fell 37.52 points to  3,791.92.
The Junior Market ended trading with an average of PE of 10.6 based on last traded prices in conjunction with earnings projected by ICInsider.com for the financial years ending between November 2023 and August 2024.
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 skidded 23 cents to $2.28, with 10,817 shares changing hands, Caribbean Flavours fell 8 cents to end at $1.20 with shareholders swapping 1,985 stock units, Dolla Financial popped 12 cents to close at $2.40 with traders dealing in 293,601 units, EduFocal dipped 11 cents and ended at $1.34 in an exchange of 17,593 stock units. Elite Diagnostic gained 20 cents in closing at $1.81, with 320 shares crossing the exchange, Fontana lost 49 cents and ended at $10.50, with 11,199 stock units passing through the market, Fosrich rallied 13 cents in closing at $2.10 after 33,132 units were exchanged, General Accident climbed 44 cents to $4.99 after an exchange of 31,127 stock. Honey Bun declined 28 cents to close at $6.50 as investors traded 14,903 units, Image Plus Consultants shed 9 cents to end at $2.02 in trading 1,079,499 shares, Jamaican Teas dropped 6 cents to close at $2 after 68,896 stocks changed hands, but only after hitting an intraday 52 week’s low of $1.75. Knutsford Express rose 20 cents in closing at $11.45 with investors transferring 2,061 stock units, Lasco Distributors shed 10 cents and ended at $4.35 with a transfer of 53,195 units, Lasco Manufacturing lost 5 cents to end at $5.20 after an exchange of 63,824 stock units, Limners and Bards increased 12 cents to $1.80 after 23,670 stocks passed through the market. Main Event fell 26 cents to end at $14.99 in switching ownership of 67,532 shares, MFS Capital Partners dipped 20 cents to $2 with investors exchanging 137,500 shares, Paramount Trading advanced 7 cents and ended at $2 while 500 stocks were treated. Regency Petroleum declined 10 cents to close at $2.13 with an exchange of 791,364 stock units and Spur Tree Spices popped 8 cents in closing at $2.14 with 5,322 units being traded.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market bounces on Thursday

The advanced, decline ratio was almost even at the close of the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Thursday, but that did not prevent the Market Index from rallying  42.71  points to close out the day at 3,811.57, after opening with more than 90 points in the early morning session and trading ended with the volume of stocks changing hands rising 267 percent and the value 190 percent more than Wednesday, following trading in 42 securities, down from 44 on Wednesday and ending with 16 rising, 15 declining and 11 closing unchanged.
Investors traded 11,110,231 shares for $23,817,408 up from 3,026,858 units at $8,218,631 on Wednesday.
Trading averaged 264,529 shares at $567,081 compared with 68,792 units at $186,787 on Wednesday. Trading for the  month to date averages 126,578 stock units at $307,407 compared with 110,748 shares at $277,609, the previous day. Trading in August closed with an average of 183,001 units at $460,354.
EduFocal led trading with 3.49 million shares for 31.5 percent of total volume followed by Jamaican Teas with 1.50 million units for 13.5 percent of the day’s trade and Jetcon Corporation with 1.03 million units for 9.2 percent of the day’s volume.
The Junior Market ended trading with an average of 10.6, based on the last traded price in conjunction with projected earnings computed by ICInsider.com for the financial years ending between November 2023 and August 2024.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close, Access Financial rallied $2 to close at $25 in trading a mere 6 shares, Cargo Handlers bounced $2.90 to $16.40 after an exchange of 734 units, Dolphin Cove increased 44 cents and ended at $16.50 after an exchange of 101,912 stock units. Everything Fresh dropped 16 cents in closing at $1.32 after 15,226 stocks changed hands, Fontana declined 55 cents to $10, with 70,432 units crossing the market, Future Energy Source dipped 5 cents to end at $3.25 with a transfer of 790,345 stocks.General Accident slipped 5 cents and ended at $4.85 with investors trading 112 stocks, Honey Bun popped 11 cents to close at $6.71 with shareholders swapping 314,857 shares, ISP Finance climbed 75 cents in closing at 52 weeks’ high of $44.95 with stakeholders exchanging 10 stock units. Knutsford Express fell $1.01 to $10.24 in switching ownership of 4,428 shares, Lasco Distributors popped 10 cents to $4.45 as investors exchanged 52,306 stocks, Lumber Depot lost 25 cents in closing at $1.81 with 418,304 units clearing the market. Main Event shed $1.31 and ended at $14.19 after an exchange of 5,868 shares, MFS Capital Partners shed 15 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ low of $2.10 after trading in 214,932 units, Paramount Trading lost 7 cents to close at $1.93 after a transfer of 26,357 stock units and Tropical Battery rose 10 cents and ended at $2 with traders dealing in 51,873 stocks.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

ISP Finance jumps $10.20 above $44

Thinly traded ISP Finance, surged $10.20 to one year high of $44.20, leading the 12 stocks that rose at the close of trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Wednesday,that was not enough to quell the negative pull of 17 other stocks that declined as the volume of stocks traded was moderately higher and the value 24 percent greater than in trading on Tuesday.
The market closed with trading in 44 securities, up from 40 on Tuesday and ended with 15 closing unchanged following those rising, and declining.
Investors traded 3,026,858 shares for $8,218,631 compared with 2,941,650 units at $6,618,990 on Tuesday.
Trading averaged 68,792 shares at $186,787 compared with 73,541 shares at $165,475 on Tuesday with the month to date, averaging 110,748 units at $277,609 compared with 116,481 stock units at $290,019 on the previous day. August closed with an average of 183,001 units at $460,354.
Future Energy Source led trading with 744,736 shares for 24.6 percent of total volume followed by JFP Ltd with 600,551 units for 19.8 percent of the day’s trade and ONE on ONE Educational with 229,220 units for 7.6 percent market share.
The Junior Market Index fell 8.68 points to end trading at 3,768.86.
The Junior Market ended trading with an average PE Ratio of 10.5 computed based on the last traded price in conjunction with earnings projected by ICInsider.com’s for financial years ending between November 2023 and August 2024.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows six stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and none with a lower offer.
At the close, Consolidated Bakeries popped 10 cents to end at $2.10 after an exchange of 598 shares, Dolla Financial rose 6 cents to $2.37 in an exchange of 115,682 stocks,EduFocal increased 21 cents to $1.46 with investors trading 145,666 stocks. Express Catering rallied 35 cents to close at $4.85, with 240 units crossing the market, Fosrich advanced 11 cents in closing at $2.04 with shareholders swapping 99,691 stock units, Future Energy Source fell 10 cents and ended at $3.30, with 744,736 stock units crossing the market. ISP Finance surged $10.20 to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $44.20 after investors traded 7,716 stocks, Lasco Financial dropped 15 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $1.75 and closed after 166,806 units changed hands, Lasco Manufacturing declined 8 cents and ended at $5.20 as investors exchanged 155,801 shares. Limners and Bards shed 5 cents in closing at $1.70 with an exchange of 3,535 shares, Lumber Depot gained 6 cents to close at $2.06 after trading 20,521 stock units, Tropical Battery slippped 6 cents in closing at $1.90 after a transfer of 109,191 stocks and tTech dipped 13 cents to $2.35 with stakeholders trading a mere 199 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Main Event lead Junior Market price

Main Event climbed 65 cents or 4 percent in trading on Monday but Knutsford Express fell 26 percent or $2.99, on a day when more than 2 stocks fell for every 1 that rose on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Monday, with the volume of stocks traded declining 51 percent and the value 53 percent lower than Friday after trading in 40 securities up from 37 on Friday and ended with nine rising, 20 declining and 11 closing unchanged.
Investors traded 3,594,328 shares for $8,871,607, down from 7,272,753 units at $19,023,620 on Friday.
Trading averaged 89,858 shares at $221,790 compared to 196,561 shares at $514,152 on Friday with the month to date, averaging 122,572 units at $307,685 compared to 127,979 stock units at $321,882 on the previous trading day. August closed with an average of 183,001 units at $460,354.
Image Plus Consultants led trading with 914,138 shares for 25.4 percent of total volume followed by Dolla Financial with 735,087 units for 20.5 percent of the day’s trade and ONE on ONE Educational with 292,709 units for 8.1 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index slipped 16.66 points to finish at 3,775.22.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 10.3. The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks are computed using the last traded price in conjunction with ICInsider.com’s projected earnings for the financial years ending between November 2023 and August 2024.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows three stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, AMG Packaging rose 8 cents in closing at $2.52, with an exchange of 521 shares, Caribbean Assurance Brokers fell 9 cents to $2.74 with 4,179 units crossing the market, Consolidated Bakeries fell 24 cents to close at $2.01 after 366 stock units passed through the exchange, Derrimon Trading climbed 10 cents to $1.95, with an exchange of 244,196 stocks. Dolla Financial skidded 17 cents to $2.31 in trading 735,087 stock units, Everything Fresh advanced 21 cents to end at $1.51 with investors dealing in 2,150 units, Fosrich lost 23 cents to close at $1.95 as investors exchanged 97,948 shares, Future Energy Source dipped 10 cents in closing at $3.31 with 226,383 stocks changing hands. Honey Bun shed 7 cents and ended at $6.53 with traders dealing in 300 stocks, JFP Ltd declined 20 cents to $1.45 after investors traded 9,337 shares, Knutsford Express fell $2.99 in closing at $8.51 with a transfer of 14,328 stock units, Lasco Financial increased 8 cents to $1.90 with an exchange of 3,160 units. Lumber Depot dipped 14 cents and ended at $1.91 with investors trading 218,565 shares, Main Event rallied 65 cents to close at $16.75 while exchanging 2,212 stock units,Medical Disposables skidded 8 cents to end at $4.02 with 300 stocks crossing the market and Paramount Trading lost 20 cents to end at $1.80 after exchanging 5,079 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market rise on lower trading

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange rose on Monday, following a 42 percent decline in the volume of stocks traded at a 54 percent lower value than on Friday, with trading in 40 securities trading up from 38 on Friday and ended, with prices of 17 rising, 14 declining and nine closing unchanged.
Investors traded 3,939,621 shares for $8,927,792 compared with 6,762,889 units at $19,614,027 on Friday.
Trading averaged 98,491 shares at $223,195 compared with 177,971 units at $516,159 on Friday with the month to date, averaging 137,212 units at $365,921 compared to August with an average of 183,001 units at $460,354.
Regency Petroleum led trading with 835,784 shares for 21.2 percent of the total volume followed by JFP Ltd with 663,629 units for 16.8 percent of the day’s trade and Tropical Battery, 356,970 units for 9.1 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index rallied 17.54 points to close at 3,872.50.
The PE Ratio, a tool for computing appropriate stock values, averages 10.8 for Junior Market stocks and is computed using the last traded price in conjunction with ICInsider.com’s projected earnings for the financial years ending between November 2023 and August 2024.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and seven with lower offers.
At the close, Blue Power declined 42 cents to $2.08 in switching ownership of 98,985 shares, Caribbean Assurance Brokers rose 18 cents to end at $2.86 as investors traded a mere 1,233 stocks, Dolla Financial shed 32 cents to end at $2.25, with 352,754 stock units changing hands, Dolphin Cove popped 38 cents to $16.98 with an exchange of 5,750 units. Everything Fresh rallied 17 cents in closing at $1.54 after 21 stocks were traded, Express Catering climbed 70 cents and ended at $4.90 and closed after an exchange of 9,874 stocks, Fontana dipped 12 cents to end at $11.25 in an exchange of 20,997 shares, Fosrich skidded 7 cents to $2 in trading 167,355 units. Future Energy Source lost 16 cents to close at $3.47 after 318,899 units passed through the market, Image Plus Consultants advanced 12 cents to $2.17 with stakeholders exchanging 14,816 shares, Iron Rock Insurance fell 16 cents in closing at $2.14 after transfers of 4,999 stocks, Jamaican Teas fell 7 cents to close at $2.02 while 17,532 stock units passed through the market. Knutsford Express shed 45 cents and ended at $11.25 with an exchange of 8,170 shares, Lasco Distributors skidded 19 cents to $4.20 with investors swapping 78,917 stocks, Lasco Manufacturing rose 15 cents to $5.35 with investors transferring 7,527 units, Lumber Depot dropped 38 cents in closing at $1.91 in trading 11,274 stocks. Main Event gained $1.15 to end at $17.25 with traders dealing in 6,016 shares, Spur Tree Spices rose 8 cents to $2.20 after an exchange of 144,796 stock units, Stationery and Office Supplies advanced 12 cents and ended at $1.97 with investors dealing in 72,458 units and Tropical Battery rallied 8 cents to close at $2.02 after exchanging 356,970 stocks.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Big fall for Junior Market

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange dropped sharply on Friday to erase most of the 74 points rally on Thursday with the volume of stocks traded being flat with an 18 percent higher value than Thursday, following trading in only 38 securities down from 42 on Thursday resulting in prices of  12 rising, 18 declining and eight closing unchanged.
Investors traded 6,762,889 shares for $19,614,027 compared with 6,771,997 units at $16,602,569 on Thursday.
Trading averaged 177,971 shares for $516,159 compared with 161,238 units at $395,299 on Thursday versus an average of 183,001 units at $460,354 in August.
Lasco Manufacturing led trading with 1.18 million shares for 17.5 percent of total volume, followed by Stationery and Office Supplies with 1.11 million units for 16.4 percent of the day’s trade and Regency Petroleum with 1.02 million units for 15.1 percent of trading.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, aveAt the close, the Junior Market Index dipped 64.77 points to conclude trading at 3,854.96.
The 10.8. The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks are computed using the last traded price in conjunction with ICInsider.com’s projected earnings for the financial years ending between November 2023 and August 2024.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows six stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close, Cargo Handlers popped 41 cents to $16.41 and closed with an exchange of 280 shares, Caribbean Assurance Brokers dipped 18 cents to close at $2.68 after 800 units crossed the exchange, Consolidated Bakeries gained 30 cents and ended at $2.60 in an exchange of 21,000 stock units, Derrimon Trading rose 23 cents to end at $1.88 with traders dealing in 500 stocks. Dolphin Cove climbed 59 cents in closing at $16.60 after an exchange of 10 stock units, Elite Diagnostic rallied 23 cents to $1.82 with shareholders swapping 10,097 stocks, Express Catering shed 80 cents and ended at $4.20 as investors exchanged 16,661 shares, Fontana advanced 87 cents to close at $11.37 after 58,802 units passed through the market. Future Energy Source fell 29 cents to end at $3.63, with 100,722 shares clearing the exchange, General Accident lost 45 cents in closing at $4.49 with a transfer of 28,915 stocks, Honey Bun increased 29 cents to close at $6.49 while exchanging 1,248 stock units, Image Plus Consultants dropped 19 cents and ended at $2.05, with 9,488 units crossing the market. Indies Pharma declined 19 cents to $3 in switching ownership of 480,213 stocks, ISP Finance skidded $4.17 in closing at $32 after an exchange of 5 stocks, JFP Ltd lost 12 cents to close at $1.52 with investors dealing in 434,417 units, Knutsford Express rallied 45 cents and ended at $11.70, with 1,595 shares changing hands. Lasco Distributors dipped 11 cents to $4.39 in an exchange of 350,497 stock units, Lasco Manufacturing fell 11 cents in closing at $5.20 with investors trading 1,184,638 units, Limners and Bards popped 17 cents to close at $1.98 after 1,531 stocks were traded, Main Event skidded $1.40 to end at $16.10 with an exchange of 4,331 shares. MFS Capital Partners gained 15 cents to close at $2.49, with 92,838 stock units crossing the market, ONE on ONE Educational shed 13 cents to end at $1.02 in trading 66,796 units, Regency Petroleum declined 35 cents to close at $2.19 after a transfer of 1,018,410 stocks, Spur Tree Spices dropped 27 cents and ended at $2.12 with stakeholders exchanging 599,864 shares. Stationery and Office Supplies dipped 18 cents in closing at $1.85 in switching ownership of 1,106,312 stock units and Tropical Battery declined 10 cents and ended at $1.94 in an exchange of 121,811 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market surged on Wednesday

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange jumped sharply Wednesday, following a 29 percent jump in the volume of stocks traded but with a 40 percent lower value than Tuesday, after trading took place in 47 securities up from 43 on Tuesday and ended with 17 rising, 18 declining and 12 closing unchanged.
Investors traded 6,996,281 shares for $20,642,380 compared with 5,425,798 units at $34,684,589 on Tuesday.
Trading averaged 148,857 shares at $439,200, compared to 126,181 shares at $806,618 on Tuesday, with the month to date averaging 184,062 units at $463,527 compared with 186,095 stock units at $464,932 on the previous day. July closed with an average of 326,541 units at $843,878.
Blue Power led trading with 1.20 million shares for 17.2 percent of total volume, followed by Lasco Distributors with 884,183 units for 12.6 percent of the day’s trade and Regency Petroleum with 747,105 units for 10.7 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index rallied 44.40 points to close at 3,841.60.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 10.8. The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks are calculated using the last traded price in conjunction with ICInsider.com’s projected earnings for the financial years ending between November 2023 and August 2024.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows five stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial advanced 20 cents to end at $25.20 with traders dealing in 7,190 shares, CAC 2000 fell 86 cents and ended at $5, with 2,185 stocks crossing the market, Cargo Handlers lost $1.30 to close at $15.11 with investors dealing in 86 stock units, Consolidated Bakeries declined 10 cents to close at $2.25 with an exchange of 20 units. Derrimon Trading skidded 10 cents in closing at $1.75 and closed with an exchange of 44,061 stocks, Dolphin Cove rose 60 cents to $16.60 after investors traded 1,116 stocks, EduFocal dipped 10 cents in closing at $1.34 after an exchange of 65,822 units, Elite Diagnostic rallied 27 cents and ended at $1.83, with 90,677 shares crossing the exchange. Everything Fresh dropped 17 cents to $1.37 after 98 stock units passed through the market, Fontana rallied 57 cents to $11.57 with a transfer of 19,107 shares, General Accident gained 11 cents to close at $5 after investors exchanged 200,222 stocks, GWest Corporation shed 10 cents to end at 88 cents after a transfer of 124 units. Honey Bun lost 29 cents in closing at $6.20 in switching ownership of 2,985 stocks, ISP Finance popped $3.27 and ended at $36.22, with just 30 shares crossing the market, JFP Ltd dipped 10 cents to $1.55 with shareholders swapping 326,764 units, KLE Group shed 9 cents to end at $1.55 while exchanging 14,500 units. Knutsford Express climbed $1.15 in closing at $11.25 in an exchange of 10,500 stock units, Main Event advanced $1.48 to $17.48 after 60,155 stocks were traded, MFS Capital Partners gained 33 cents to close at $2.49 in an exchange of 111,623 shares. Paramount Trading fell 10 cents and ended at $1.70 with 95 units clearing the market and Regency Petroleum rallied 17 cents to $2.40, with 747,105 units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.