Junior Market bounces but ends week lower

Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market closed on Friday and broke the three-day losing streak after trading volume and value slipped marginally from Thursday’s levels as the market ended the day with winning stocks beating out losers, two to one.

Overall, 36 securities traded compared to 34 on Thursday with 17 rising, eight declining and 11, closing unchanged. The Junior Market Index rose 26.84 points to 3,248.47 in closing marginally down from the previous week’s close.
The PE Ratio, a measure used to compute appropriate stock values, averages 12 based on ICInsider.com’s 2021-22 earnings forecast.
Trading saw an exchange of  3,408,470 shares for $10,100,692 compared to 3,546,854 units at $10,614,625 on Thursday. Limners and Bards led trading with 762,073 shares accounting for 22.4 percent of total volume, followed by Future Energy Source with 720,763 units for 21.1 percent of the day’s trade and Lumber Depot 18.6 percent with 634,727 shares.
Trading averaged 94,680 units at $280,575 versus 104,319 shares at $312,195 on Thursday and month to date an average of 204,065 units at $587,883, compared to 213,117 units at $613,315 on Thursday. August closed with an average of 464,471 units at $1,258,652.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows no stock ending, with a bid higher than the last selling price and one with a lower offer.
At the close, Blue Power spiked 14 cents to $3.45 trading 2,083 shares, Cargo Handlers rose $1.02 to close at $8, with 60 stock units crossing the market, Caribbean Assurance Brokers rallied 5 cents to end at $1.80, with 110,393 stock units changing hands. Caribbean Cream declined 35 cents in closing at $6.05 while exchanging 34,021 units, Consolidated Bakeries climbed 11 cents to $1.90, with 6,588 stock units crossing the exchange. Dolphin Cove increased 85 cents to $10.15 with an exchange of 2 stocks, Fosrich shed 12 cents to end at $8.02 in exchanging 40,354 shares, General Accident popped 17 cents to $5.54 in an exchange of 174 stock units, GWest Corporation rallied 8 cents in closing at $1.03 with the swapping of 13,000 stocks. Indies Pharma advanced 23 cents to $3.40 after exchanging 250 units, Lasco Distributors dropped 17 cents to close at $3.70, with 24,848 stock units changing hands, Limners and Bards fell 18 cents to $3.80 after exchanging 762,073 units. Lumber Depot climbed 7 cents to $3, trading 634,727 stock units, Main Event popped 44 cents to $4.20 while exchanging 500 shares, Stationery and Office Supplies increased 69 cents to $6.60 after 1,444 units crossed the market and tTech rose 30 cents to $4.50 in exchanging 749 stock units.
In the preference segmentCAC 2000 9.5% preference share popped 10 cents in closing at $1 with the swapping of 1,021 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Third fall day for Junior Market

Rising stocks beat out those declining by 15 to 11, with eight closing unchanged as 34 securities traded, up from 33 on Wednesday, with the volume and value of stocks trading slipping marginally on Thursday on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange.
The Junior Market Index fell for a third day, with a loss of 20.85 points to close at 3,221.63. The PE Ratio, a measure used to compute appropriate stock values, averages 12.1 based on ICInsider.com’s 2021-22 earnings forecast.
Trading pulled in 3,546,854 shares at $10,614,625 compared to 3,663,127 units at $11,641,559 on Wednesday. Future Energy Source accounted for 39.6 percent of total volume to lead trading with 1.40 million shares followed by Jamaican Teas 465,277 units with 13.1 percent and Limners and Bards 12.4 percent with 438,846 stock units.
Trading averaged 104,319 units at $312,195 in contrast to 111,004 at $352,775 on Wednesday and month to date, an average of 213,117 units at $613,315 compared to 222,342 units at $638,846 on Wednesday. August closed with an average of 464,471 units at $1,258,652.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows five stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Blue Power popped 31 cents to $3.31, trading 17 units, Caribbean Assurance Brokers rallied 10 cents to end at $1.75 while exchanging 1,000 stock units, Express Catering declined 41 cents to end at $4.49, with 23,614 stock units clearing the market. Fontana popped 15 cents to $6.18 with an exchange of 65,773 shares, Future Energy Source rose 4 cents to $2.43, with 1,402,858 shares crossing the market, GWest Corporation shed 19 cents to close at 95 cents, with 5,000 shares changing hands. Jamaican Teas rose 10 cents to end at $3.70 after trading 465,277 stocks. Jetcon Corporation shed 6 to close at 94 cents after exchanging 295,183 units, Lumber Depot rose 13 cents to $2.93 in trading 331,498 stock units, Mailpac Group dropped 10 cents to $3.52 in switching ownership of 98,002 shares, Main Event dived 44 cents to $3.76 after exchanging 3,395 shares. Medical Disposables increased 33 cents to $4.94 after exchanging 4,030 stock units, Stationery and Office Supplies climbed 10 cents to $5.91 in an exchange of 4,000 stocks and tTech declined 42 cents to $4.20 after trading 2,731 stocks.

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

Junior Market slips again

The volume of stocks traded dropped 54 percent on Wednesday below Tuesday level, with the value of stocks traded falling 57 percent, leading to a fall in the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange index.
Market activity led to 33 securities trading compared to 35 on Tuesday, with nine rising, 15 declining and nine closing unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index shed 20.50 points to settle at 3,242.48. The PE Ratio, a measure used to compute appropriate stock values, averages 11.3 based on ICInsider.com’s 2021-22 earnings forecast.
A total of 3,663,127 shares changed hands for $11,641,559 compared to 8,565,841 units at $25,324,572 on Tuesday. Lumber Depot led trading with 44.4 percent of total volume after trading 1.63 million shares, followed by Jamaican Teas 19.9 percent with 728,146 units and Future Energy Source 14.1, with 516,351 shares.
Trading averaged 111,004 units at $352,775 in contrast to 244,738 shares at $723,559 on Tuesday and month to date, an average of 222,342 units at $638,846, compared to 232,326 units at $664,500 on Tuesday. August closed with an average of 464,471 units at $1,258,652.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows three stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and five with lower offers.
At the close, Blue Power declined 30 cents to $3, trading 12 shares, Cargo Handlers shed 55 cents to end at $7 with the swapping of 1,221 stock units. Caribbean Assurance Brokers fell 10 cents to $1.65 trading 19,294 stocks, Express Catering rallied 10 cents to $4.90 after exchanging 500 units. Fontana fell 57 cents in closing at $6.03, with 126,041 stock units clearing the market, Future Energy Source dropped 5 cents to $2.39, with 516,351 shares changing hands. Honey Bun increased 35 cents to $9 in exchanging 12,380 stock units, Indies Pharma declined 22 cents to $3.17 while exchanging 1,012 stocks, ISP Finance spiked $6.10 to $23.50 trading 259 units. Jetcon Corporation gained 4 cents to close at $1 after exchanging 173 units, Lasco Distributors advanced 4 cents to $3.85 with 534 stock units changing hands. Limners and Bards climbed 25 cents to a 52 weeks’ high of $4, trading 309,877 units. Lumber Depot rose 5 cents to close at $2.80, with 1,628,060 shares crossing the market and Stationery and Office Supplies shed $1.14 in ending at $5.81, with 10,610 units crossing the market.
In the preference segmentCAC 2000 9.5% preference share declined 10 cents to 90 cents after trading 1,006 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Lumber continues to drives Junior Market

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Lumber Depot continued to command the lead volume on the Junior Market for the third day when closed on Monday, accounting for 4.8 million units or 60 percent of the shares exchanged for the day that saw investors transferring 42 percent more units for 64 percent greater value than on Friday.

Lumber Depot dominated trading volume.

Market activity led to 36 securities trading compared to 33 on Friday and ended with 13 rising, 13 declining and 10 closing unchanged.  At the close, the Junior Market Index rallied 25.89 points to 3,280.97. The PE Ratio, a measure used to compute appropriate stock values, averages 11.3 based on ICInsider.com’s 2021-22 earnings forecast.
A total of 7,959,396 shares traded for $26,899,270 compared t0  5,600,351 units at $16,401,398 on Friday. Future Energy Source closed trading, with the second highest volume, with 10.4 percent of the day’s trade for 824,499 units and Fontana controlled 9.6 percent market share with an exchange of 764,811 units after investors picked up the company’s stock following the release of positive full year results after trading on Friday.
Trading averaged 221,094 units at $747,202 in contrast to 169,708 at $497,012 on Friday and month to date averages 231,021 units at $658,292, compared to 232,225 units at $647,515 on Friday. August closed with an average of 464,471 units at $1,258,652.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows five stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close, Blue Power dropped 20 cents to $3.30 with investors switching ownership of 150 shares, Caribbean Assurance Brokers rose 9 cents to $1.79 with 6,150 stock units traded, Caribbean Cream popped 30 cents to $6.40 with an exchange of 1,989 units. Caribbean Flavours rallied 6 cents to $1.96, with 10,202 stocks changing hands, Express Catering fell 10 cents to $4.80 with a transfer of 10,000 shares, Fontana climbed 42 cents to $6.30, with 764,811 units passing through the market. Shortly after trading opened the stock triggered the circuit breaker of the exchange and traded up to a 52 weeks’ intraday high of $7.31, before pulling back at the close. Fosrich rose 8 cents to $8.18 with 300 stock units traded, Future Energy Source lost 9 cents to close at $2.42 with an exchange of 824,499 shares, General Accident shed 25 cents to end at $5.30 with 60,000 stocks changing hands. GWest Corporation advanced 13 cents to $1.14 with a transfer of 17,393 stock units, Honey Bun rallied 12 cents to $8.60 with investors switching ownership of 7,451 shares, Indies Pharma fell 31 cents to $3.11 with 326,732 stocks traded. Jetcon Corporation gained 8 cents to settle at $1 with an exchange of 5,952 units, Lasco Distributors advanced 13 cents to $3.90 with 5,350 stock units changing hands, Limners and Bards increased 12 cents to $3.74 with a transfer of 221,001 shares. Lumber Depot shed 11 cents to close at $3.07 after trading 4,795,471 units, Mailpac Group fell 15 cents to $3.51 with 193,419 stocks traded, Medical Disposables dipped 16 cents to $4.45 with 74,483 stock units changing hands. Paramount Trading declined 14 cents to $1.01 with a transfer of 212,785 units, SSL Venture lost 14 cents to close at 64 cents with investors switching ownership of 20,000 stocks and Stationery and Office Supplies spiked $1.27 to $7.02 with 3,000 units crossing the exchange.

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

Bright profit spots but cloudy elsewhere

A number of listed companies recently posted results for the second quarter of 2021, with some recording a strong rise in revenues and outstanding profits or lower losses than in 2020 and a few with lower profits.
Fontana had a good year to June and for the June quarter. The Junior Market listed company reported profit that surged 85 percent for the year to June of $512 million, with earnings per share of 41 cents, up from a profit of $277 million in 2020, with revenues rising 14 percent to $5.15 billion from $4.5 billion in 2020.
Blue Power suffered a reversal in fortunes, with a suspension of exports of soaps to Caricom, following a decision of the Jamaica Government to stop issuing Certificates of Origin for soaps manufactured in Jamaica, using imported soap noodles.
For the quarter to July, total revenues fell 23 percent from $150 million generated in 2020 to $116 million, leading to profits from operations dropping 62 percent to $8 million, from $21 million in the previous year, but gains on sales of investments of $26 million and other income, resulted in after tax profit of $46 million.
Jamaica Broilers posted revenues that surged 32 percent to $17.6 billion from $12.5 billion in 2020 for the first quarter to July 2021 but profit of $275 million dropped 28 percent from $383 million in 2020, as the Jamaican and Haitian segments posted lower profits for the quarter as the USA segment enjoyed a 84 percent jump.
Revenues at KLE Group recovered from just $7.8 million in the June quarter in 2020 to $38 million this year, with the half year returning revenues of $73 million versus $80.5 million in 2020, with losses showing slight improvement to $18 million for the quarter from $24.6 million in 2020 and from a loss of $43.7 million in 2020 half year to $40 million in 2021.

Scotia Group

Revenues at Lumber Depot increased 16 percent to $420 million in the  July quarter, this year, from $361 million in 2020, helping to drive profits 140 percent higher to $71.8 million, from $29.9 million in 2020. The strong increase resulted from a surge in gross profit margin from 18.7 percent in 2020 to 24.6 percent in the 2021 July quarter and contributed $26 million to the $42 million of increased profit.
Scotia Group reported a profit of $2.8 billion, an increase of 81 percent over the depressed 2020 third quarter and slightly more than the $2.7 billion generated in the April quarter. Profit for the nine months jumped 31 percent from $5.6 billion to $7.3 billion as expected credit loss provision fell sharply from $5.3 billion in 2020 to $1.99 billion for the nine months to July, thus negating a fall in interest income and increased operating expenses and taxation.

Junior Market slips Wednesday

Trading picked up over Tuesday’s levels at the close of the Junior Market on Wednesday, with 51 percent more stocks changing hands, with 9 percent greater value than on Tuesday and the market slipping modestly below Tuesday’s close.
Market activity led to 40 securities trading compared to 36 on Tuesday and ended with 12 rising, 13 declining and 15 closing unchanged, leading to the Junior Market Index slipping 2.42 points to 3,281.81. The PE Ratio, a measure used to compute appropriate stock values, averages 11.3 based on ICInsider.com’s 2021-22 earnings forecast.
Trading ended with 6,132,229 shares changing hands for $14,766,906 compared to 4,072,561 units at $13,535,342 on Tuesday. Future Energy Source led trading with 33.2 percent of total volume after exchanging 2.04 million shares, followed by Lumber Depot 16.8 percent with 1.03 million units and CAC 2000 9.5% preference shares with 16.3 percent after an exchange of 1.0 million units.
Trading averaged 153,306 units at $369,173 in contrast to 113,127 at $375,982 on Tuesday and month to date an average of 142,840 units at $355,879, versus 140,590 units at $353,021 on Tuesday.August closed with an average of 464,471 units at $1,258,652.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows two stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close, Blue Power fell 10 cents to $3 with an exchange of 160,666 shares, CAC 2000 dipped 15 cents to $9.15 with 500 units changing hands, Cargo Handlers rallied 54 cents to $8.15 with 172 stock units traded. Caribbean Assurance Brokers slipped 5 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $1.60 with investors switching ownership of 96,876 stocks, Caribbean Cream lost 19 cents to close at $6.10 with a transfer of 53,979 shares, Dolphin Cove declined by 5 cents to $10.20 with an exchange of 3,006 stock units. Elite Diagnostic rose 6 cents to $3.07 with 70 units changing hands, Express Catering shed 30 cents to settle at $5.20 with 14,153 stocks traded, General Accident popped 10 cents to $5.45 with 4,055 shares passing through the market. Honey Bun rose 5 cents to $8.55 with a transfer of 59,488 stock units, iCreate slipped 5 cents to 80 cents with an exchange of 229,367 stocks, Indies Pharma spiked 5 cents to $3.50 with 9,791 units changing hands. Knutsford Express lost 10 cents to close at $6.90 with 2,027 shares traded, Lasco Manufacturing dropped 14 cents to $4.85, with investors switching ownership of 9,651 stocks, Limners and Bards increased by 10 cents to $3.65 with a transfer of 4,023 units. Lumber Depot rose 7 cents to $3.06, with 1,031,956 stock units changing hands, Medical Disposables shed 57 cents to $4.52, with 40,000 stocks traded and tTech dropped 20 cents to $4.50 with 9,000 shares crossing the exchange.

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

3 day Junior Market fall to Monday

Trading ended with 31.00 points lobbed off the Junior Market Index on Monday on top of the 45.5 points lost on the previous two days with the market settling at 3,256.09, but that belies the 19 stocks rising, 14 declining, trading of 38 securities, up from 37 on Friday, as investors exchanged 68 percent more stocks than on Friday, with the value increasing by 46 percent.  
A total of 6,820,741 shares traded for $15,123,760, from 4,053,642 units at $10,381,943 on Friday. Future Energy Source led trading with 69.9 percent of total volume after 4.77 million of the company’s shares traded, followed by Jetcon Corporation 7.3 percent, with 500,253 units and Lumber Depot with 5.4 percent after an exchange of 371,598 units.
Trading averaged 179,493 units at $397,994, up from 109,558 shares at $280,593 on Friday. Trading month to date averages 47,181 units at $347,510, up from 136,218 units at $330,382 on Friday. August closed with an average of 464,471 units at $1,258,652.
The PE Ratio, a measure used to compute appropriate stock values, averages 11.3 based on ICInsider.com’s 2021-22 earnings forecast.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows five stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial dropped 55 cents to $20 with 10,445 shares changing hands, Blue Power shed 25 cents to $3.05 with a transfer of 25,100 stock units, Cargo Handlers fell 54 cents to $7.61 with an exchange of 98 stocks. Caribbean Cream rallied 45 cents to $6.15, in the switching of 42,983 units, Derrimon Trading rose 5 cents to $2.35 with 127,987 shares passing through the market, Dolphin Cove fell 90 cents to $11.10 with 88 stocks traded. Elite Diagnostic rallied 7 cents to $3.09 with 98,460 stock units changing hands, Everything Fresh added 8 cents to end at 98 cents with a transfer of 23,976 units, Fontana rose 11 cents to $6 with an exchange of 92,136 shares. General Accident slipped 5 cents to $5.35 with 63,000 stock units passing through the market, GWest Corporation lost 5 cents to close at 85 cents with 13,679 stocks traded, Honey Bun dropped 69 cents to $8.56 with 15,421 units changing hands. Jamaican Teas rose 15 cents to $3.73 in trading 95,954 shares, Jetcon Corporation climbed 9 cents to $1 with an exchange of 500,253 stock units, Knutsford Express declined 14 cents to close at $6.86 with 300 stocks passing through the market. Lasco Distributors rallied 26 cents to $3.96 with 3,171 units traded, Lasco Manufacturing fell 15 cents to $4.85 with 15,400 shares changing hands, Mailpac Group lost 11 cents to end at $3.64 with a transfer of 36,322 stock units. Medical Disposables jumped 50 cents to $5.10 with investors switching ownership of 10,786 stocks, SSL Venture gained 12 cents to close at 74 cents with 13,762 units passing through the market and Stationery and Office Supplies climbed 54 cents to $7 with 69 shares crossing the exchange.
In the preference segment, CAC 2000 9.5% slipped 8 cents to $1.01 with 4,914 stock units changing hands.

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

More ground ceded by Junior Market – Friday

Stocks suffered a second day of decline to close out the week below the close of August as trading ended on Friday, with the volume of shares changing hands dropped 28 percent and the value falling by 27 percent from Thursday close on the Junior Market on Friday.
Market activity led to 37 securities trading from 38 on Thursday and ended with eight rising, 19 declining and 10, closing unchanged. The Junior Market Index dropped 30.04 points to 3,287.09.
The PE Ratio, that is used to compute appropriate stock values averages 11.3 on Friday, based on ICInsider.com’s 2021-22 earnings forecast.
Trading ended with 4,053,642 shares changing hands for $10,381,943 down from 5,648,917 units at $14,145,296 on Thursday. Future Energy Source led trading with 54.1 percent of total volume after an exchange of 2.19 million shares, followed by Lumber Depot 6.9 percent, with 279,363 units and Jetcon Corporation 6 percent, with 244,099 units.
Trading averaged 109,558 units at $280,593, down from 148,656 at $372,245 on Thursday and average 136,218 units for the month to date at $330,382, compared to 149,370 units at $354,944 on Thursday. August closed with an average of 464,471 units at $1,258,652.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows two stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, AMG Packaging rose 5 cents to finish the day at $1.65 with an exchange of 2,136 shares, Caribbean Assurance Brokers slipped 5 cents to $1.75 with 13,539 stocks traded, Caribbean Cream shed 30 cents to end at $5.70 with investors switching ownership of 42 stock units.  Consolidated Bakeries fell 8 cents to end trading at $1.72 with 1,750 shares changing hands, Elite Diagnostic gained 5 cents to close at $3.02 with a transfer of 5,199 units, Everything Fresh lost 7 cents to settle at 90 cents with an exchange of 6,800 stock units. Fontana slipped 6 cents to $5.89 with 126,320 stocks traded, Future Energy Source dropped 15 cents to $2.05 with 2,193,526 shares passing through the market, General Accident fell 16 cents to $5.40 with 30,000 stock units changing hands. Honey Bun rose 5 cents to $9.25 with a transfer of 2,887 stocks, Jetcon Corporation dropped 8 cents to 91 cents with an exchange of 244,099 shares, KLE Group gained 11 cents to end at $1.13 with 5,833 units traded. Knutsford Express shed 98 cents to close at $7 with investors switching ownership of 12,032 stock units, Lasco Distributors declined by 13 cents to $3.70 with 243,244 shares changing hands, Limners and Bards fell 18 cents to $3.32 with a transfer of 104,501 units. Mailpac Group spiked 15 cents to $3.75 with 130,587 stocks traded, Medical Disposables slipped 5 cents to $4.60 with 332 stock units passing through the market, SSL Venture dropped 15 cents to 62 cents with 20,300 units changing hands and tTech advanced 33 cents to $4.70 with 17,151 shares crossing the exchange.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Juniors slipped on Thursday

Trading closed on Thursday with the volume and value of stocks traded rising modestly over Wednesday’s levels and led the Market Index into a decline of 15.53 points to 3,317.13 at the close of the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange.
Trading ended with 38 active securities compared to 37 on Wednesday, with 12 rising, 18 declining and eight finishing unchanged.
The PE Ratio, a measure used to compute appropriate stock values, averages 11.5 based on ICInsider.com’s 2021-22 earnings forecast.
A total of 5,648,917 shares traded for $14,145,296 compared to 5,553,859 units at $12,475,514 on Wednesday. Future Energy Source led trading for a second consecutive day with 56.6 percent of total volume for an exchange of 3.2 million shares, followed by Lumber Depot with 9.9 percent for 558,375 units and Derrimon Trading 7.2 percent after trading 406,445 units.
Trading averaged 148,656 units at $372,245 from 150,104 at $337,176 on Wednesday, while trading month to date averages 149,370 units at $354,944. August closed with an average of 464,471 units at $1,258,652.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows six stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, AMG Packaging lost 6 cents to close at $1.60,, trading 4,101 shares, Blue Power rose 20 cents to $3.30 in an exchange of 300 stocks, CAC 2000 slipped 20 cents to $9.30 in trading 10,868 stock units. Cargo Handlers lost 20 cents to end at $8.15 with 3,065 units changing hands, Caribbean Cream popped 60 cents to $6 in trading 925 stock units, Caribbean Flavours rallied 7 cents to $1.98 after exchanging 20,494 units. Express Catering popped 32 cents to $5.72 with a transfer of 3,007 stock units. Future Energy Source shed 23 cents to $2.20 with 3,195,686 shares crossing the exchange, Honey Bun gained 20 cents to close at $9.20 in exchanging 114,740 units, Indies Pharma declined 26 cents to $3.43 after an exchange of 5,000 stocks. Jamaican Teas fell 29 cents to $3.60 in transferring 36,859 shares, Jetcon Corporation lost 6 cents to finish at 99 cents in switching ownership of 122,699 stocks, Lasco Manufacturing gained 10 cents to end at $5 in an exchange of 4,505 stock units, Limners and Bards shed 24 cents to close at $3.50 with 121,200 units crossing the market. Mailpac Group declined 20 cents to $3.60 with the swapping of 145,936 stock units, Medical Disposables rallied 11 cents to $4.65 in trading 10,047 units, Paramount Trading lost 15 cents to close at $1 with 5,000 shares changing hands, SSL Venture gained 13 cents in ending at 77 cents with 28,050 stock units crossing the market. Stationery and Office Supplies fell 75 cents to $6.45 in trading 300 stocks, Tropical Battery rose 5 cents to $1.40 with 275,806 units clearing the market and tTech fell 42 cents to $4.37, finishing with a transfer of 1,049 shares.

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

Junior Market regains ground – Wednesday

Advancing stocks fell behind rising ones on Wednesday, with the Junior Market index regaining ground with a gain of 24.06 of the 29.31 points lost on Tuesday to close at 3,332.66, with investors exchanging 63 percent fewer shares than on Tuesday, with 70 percent less value.
Market activity led to 37 securities trading compared to 39 on Tuesday and ended with 13 rising, 15 declining and nine closing unchanged.
The PE Ratio, a measure used to compute appropriate stock values, averages 12 based on ICInsider.com’s 2021-22 earnings forecast.
At the close, 5,553,859 shares traded for $12,475,514, down from 14,966,257 units at $42,120,614 on Tuesday.
Future Energy Source led trading with 39.7 percent of total volume after trading 2.21 million shares, followed by AMG Packaging 26.8 percent, with 1.49 million units and Derrimon Trading 8.6 percent with an exchange of 480,338 units.
Trading averaged 150,104 units at $337,176 in contrast to 383,750 at $1,080,016 on Tuesday. August closed with an average of 464,471 units at $1,258,652.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows two stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial dropped 45 cents to $20.55 with an exchange of 1,011 shares, AMG Packaging rose 6 cents to $1.66 with 1,487,461 stock units traded, Blue Power fell 10 cents to $3.10 with a transfer of 8,599 stocks. Cargo Handlers slipped 5 cents to $8.35 with investors swapping a single unit, Caribbean Flavours lost 7 cents to close at $1.91, with 145,315 shares changing hands, Consolidated Bakeries dropped 10 cents to $1.80, with 4,338 stock units passing through the market.  Fontana declined 5 cents to $5.95 with an exchange of 11,929 stocks, Honey Bun popped 50 cents to $9 with 34,991 units traded, Jetcon Corporation lost 10 cents to close at $1.05 with investors switching ownership of 245,880 shares. KLE Group dropped 13 cents to $1.02 with a transfer of 206 stock units, Lasco Distributors slipped 5 cents to $3.80 with 156,462 stocks changing hands, Lasco Financial rallied 20 cents to $3.19, with 16,043 shares passing through the market. Lasco Manufacturing fell 9 cents to $4.90 with 5,884 stock units traded, Medical Disposables shed 71 cents to end at $4.54 with a transfer of 5,800 stocks, Paramount Trading climbed 19 cents to $1.15, with 7,906 units changing hands and tTech jumped 59 cents to $4.79 with 15,051 shares crossing the exchange.

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