Junior Market gains 16% for 2022

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed out the year on Friday, with the market Index jumping 74.89 points to 3,986.44 a gain of 16.3 percent for the year, well off the high of for the year at 4,582 points on May 9 and down on the 29.7 percent gain in 2021.
The volume of stocks traded rose 190 percent and the value 242 percent more than on Thursday, with 43 securities trading similar to trading on Thursday and ended with 24 rising, 12 declining and seven closing unchanged.
A total of 22,282,537 shares were traded for $68,002,755 compared with 7,682,786 units at $19,874,370 on Thursday.
Trading averaged 518,199 shares at $1,581,459, up from 178,669 units at $462,195 on Thursday, with the month to date averaging 333,420 units at $925,572 compared to 323,550 stock units at $890,537 on the previous day. November closed with an average of 259,893 units at $711,335.
Future Energy Source led trading with 3.28 million shares for 14.7 percent of total volume, followed by recently listed Regency Petroleum with 2.95 million units for 13.2 percent of the day’s trade. JFP Ltd ended with 2.74 million units for 12.3 percent of the days’ trade, Spur Tree Spices chipped in with 2.18 million units for 9.8 percent of stocks traded, ONE on ONE Educational ended with 1.94 million units for 8.7 percent market share and Indies Pharma traded 1.66 million units for 7.5 percent of the market.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.9. The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks incorporate ICInsider.com projected earnings for the financial year endings 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 rallied $1 to $26 with investors transferring 83,505 shares, AMG Packaging advanced 55 cents in closing at $3.05, with 10,145 stocks crossing the market, Cargo Handlers gained 14 cents to close at $12.60 after an exchange of 16,268 units. Consolidated Bakeries rose 10 cents to $1.80 as investors traded 78,110 stocks, Derrimon Trading popped 14 cents in ending at $2.25, with 164,074 shares changing hands, Dolphin Cove dropped $1.98 to $13, with 30,797 units crossing the exchange. Express Catering increased 15 cents to close at $5.20 after 194,582 stocks changed hands, Fontana declined 10 cents to $9 after transferring 145,394 stock units, Fosrich climbed 20 cents to end at $4.20 with the swapping of 1,600,481 stocks. Future Energy Source rose 27 cents in closing at $5.50 with an exchange of 3,284,910 stock units, iCreate fell 27 cents to close at $1.67 in trading 1,155,460 shares, Indies Pharma advanced 39 cents to $3.52 in switching ownership of 1,660,483 units. JFP Ltd increased 14 cents to $1.77 with 2,744,750 shares crossing the market, Lasco Distributors shed 10 cents in closing at $2.50 after 68,844 stock units were exchanged, Limners and Bards gained 12 cents to end at $2.79 trading 677,370 units. Medical Disposables climbed 24 cents in closing at $4.80 with a transfer of 4,450 stocks, MFS Capital Partners popped 24 cents to close at $2.84 in an exchange of 487,333 shares, Paramount Trading rallied 14 cents in ending at $1.99 100,000 stock units passed through the market. Regency Petroleum popped 21 cents to $1.69 in exchanging 2,951,679 units, Spur Tree Spices advanced 31 cents to end at $3.50 with 2,183,725 stocks clearing the market, Stationery and Office Supplies climbed $1.16 to $17.15 while exchanging 113,854 shares and tTech dropped 40 cents to end at $2.50 after an exchange of 12,802 stocks.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market year end bounce

In trading on Thursday, the Junior Market Index climbed 30.17 points to 3,911.55, with prices of 23 stocks rising, 14 declining and six closing unchanged, resulting from trading in 43 securities compared to 44 on Wednesday at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, with the volume of stocks traded declining 18 percent with a 13 percent lower value than on Wednesday.
A total of 7,682,786 shares were traded for $19,874,370 compared with 9,386,191 units at $22,930,537 on Wednesday.
Trading averaged 178,669 shares at $462,195 versus 213,323 units at $521,149 on Wednesday. Trading month to date, averaged 323,550 stocks at $890,537 compared with 331,726 stock units at $914,708 on the previous day. November closed with an average of 259,893 units at $711,335.
ONE on ONE Educational led trading with 1.57 million shares for 20.4 percent of total volume followed by Regency Petroleum with 1.57 million units for 20.4 percent of the day’s trade and MFS Capital Partners with 1.13 million units for 14.6 percent market share.
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 the financial year endings that falls between November this year and August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows two stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close, Blue Power gained 38 cents to close at $3.12 after an exchange of 135,069 shares, after the stock traded at an intraday 52 weeks’ low of $2.45, Caribbean Cream climbed 60 cents in closing at $4 with an exchange of 6,450 stock units, Caribbean Flavours rose 17 cents to $1.86, with 15,429 stocks crossing the market.Consolidated Bakeries dropped 14 cents after ending at $1.70 with a transfer of 1,667 units, Dolphin Cove dipped 18 cents to end at $14.98 as 35,129 stock units passed through the market, Honey Bun rallied 58 cents to close at $8 after a transfer of 102,937 stocks. Indies Pharma increased 28 cents to $3.13 in trading 147,409 units, JFP Ltd advanced 15 cents to end at $1.63 with the swapping of 232,505 shares, Knutsford Express shed 14 cents in closing at $8.75 trading 23,000 stock units. Lasco Manufacturing lost 25 cents in ending at $3.95, with 25,720 stocks clearing the market, Lumber Depot popped 19 cents to $2.64 with 85,500 shares changing hands, Main Event declined 31 cents to $8.99 trading 8,962 units. Medical Disposables fell 39 cents to end at $4.56 in switching ownership of 7,807 stock units, MFS Capital Partners dipped 39 cents in closing at $2.60 with investors transferring 1,125,444 shares, ONE on ONE Educational gained 16 cents to close at $1.27, with 1,569,187 stocks crossing the exchange. Spur Tree Spices popped 17 cents in ending at $3.19 in an exchange of 564,547 units, Stationery and Office Supplies increased 24 cents to close at $15.99 after exchanging 8,232 stocks, Tropical Battery rose 18 cents to $2.35, with 150,734 units changing hands and tTech rallied 25 cents in closing at $2.90 after an exchange of 10,411 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Juniors dip first day trading after Christmas

Trading closed on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Wednesday, with rising stocks edging out those declining but the market Index dipped 26.97 points to 3,881.38, with a 74 percent drop in the volume of stocks traded at a 77 percent lower value than last Friday after 44 securities changed hands versus 46 on Friday and ended with prices of 20 rising, 18 declining and six closing unchanged.
Blue Power, Lasco Distributors and Lasco Financial Services traded at 52 weeks’ intraday low.
A total of 9,386,191 shares were traded for $22,930,537 compared to 36,083,718 units at $101,351,606 on Friday.
Trading averaged 213,323 shares at $521,149 compared with 784,429 units at $2,203,361 on Friday. Trading for the month to date averages 331,726 units at $914,708 compared with 338,982 stock units at $938,826 on the previous trading day. Trading in November averaged 259,893 units at $711,335.
Regency Petroleum led trading with 2.54 million shares for 27 percent of total volume followed by ONE on ONE Educational with 2.32 million units for 24.8 percent of the day’s trade and Fosrich with 632,583 units for 6.7 percent market share.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.5. The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks are based on ICInsider.com projected earnings for the financial year endings that falls between November this year and August 2023.
The 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, AMG Packaging dipped 46 cents to close at $2.50 as investors transferred 24,922 shares, Blue Power dropped 24 cents to end at $2.74 as 1,588 units passed through the market after the price hit an intraday 52 weeks’ low of $2.53, Caribbean Assurance Brokers rose 20 cents in closing at $2.18 after 6,140 stock units crossed the market. Caribbean Flavours lost 11 cents in ending at $1.69 after 1,002 stocks changed hands, Consolidated Bakeries popped 14 cents to $1.84 in exchanging just one share, Dolla Financial shed 13 cents to close at $2.82 with the swapping of 540,840 stock units. Dolphin Cove increased 38 cents to $15.16 after trading 210,424 units, Elite Diagnostic gained 14 cents to end at $3.20 after a transfer of 10,005 stocks, Express Catering rallied 15 cents in closing at $5.05 after an exchange of 5,910 shares. General Accident declined 55 cents to $4.45, with 473 stocks crossing the market, Honey Bun advanced 21 cents to end at $7.42 in an exchange of 18,747 stock units, Indies Pharma climbed 25 cents to $2.85 with a transfer of 3,140 units. Knutsford Express fell 11 cents to $8.89 in switching ownership of 60 stock units, Limners and Bards rallied 13 cents in closing at $2.64 as investors exchanged 2,000 shares, Main Event shed 65 cents to close at $9.30, with 21,767 units changing hands.  MFS Capital Partners declined 11 cents to end at $2.99 in exchanging 88,987 stock units, Regency Petroleum climbed 10 cents to $1.50 in trading 2,536,498 units and Stationery and Office Supplies increased 78 cents to $15.75 after an exchange of 28,914 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Bumper trade for Junior Market

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 It was a bumper day on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Friday, with the volume of stocks traded surging 397 percent and the value jumped 356 percent more than on Thursday with 46 securities up from 42 on Thursday and ended with prices of 16 rising, 22 declining and eight closing unchanged. 
A total of 36,083,718 shares were traded for $101,351,606 versus 7,255,920 units at $22,249,838 on Thursday.
Trading average of 784,429 shares at $2,203,296 compared to 172,760 units at $529,758 on Thursday with the month to date, averaging 338,982 stocks at $938,780 compared to 308,490 stock units at $852,221 on the previous day. November closed with an average of 259,893 units at $711,335.
Fosrich led trading with 18.46 million shares for 51.2 percent of total volume, followed by JFP Ltd with 11.44 million units for 31.7 percent of the day’s trade, Regency Petroleum with 1.79 million units for 5 percent of trading and Lumber Depot with 1.23 million units for 3.4 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index slipped 9.81 points to settle at 3,908.35.
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 the financial year endings that falls between November this year and August 2023.
The 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, AMG Packaging dipped 53 cents in closing at $2.96, with 117 shares crossing the market, Blue Power dipped 18 cents to $2.98, with 11,942 units changing hands, Caribbean Assurance Brokers shed 20 cents to $1.98 after 2,460 stock units were traded. Caribbean Cream popped 15 cents in ending at $3.35 while exchanging 383 stocks, Consolidated Bakeries fell 14 cents to end at $1.70, with 15,090 stocks clearing the market, Derrimon Trading shed 14 cents to close at $2.11 trading 106,868 shares. Dolphin Cove gained 68 cents to $14.78 in exchanging 3,056 units, Fontana rose 10 cents to end at $9.09 with investors transferring 8,975 stock units, Fosrich lost 10 cents in closing at $3.90 with 18,458,647 stock units changing hands. Future Energy Source dipped 17 cents to $5.07 after a transfer of 177,671 units, General Accident increased 30 cents to $5 in switching ownership of 21,331 stocks, GWest Corporation dropped 13 cents in closing at $1.02 with the swapping of 1,824 shares. Indies Pharma lost 20 cents at $2.60 with a transfer of 1,761 stocks, Iron Rock Insurance advanced 46 cents to end at $2.35 with an exchange of one unit, JFP Ltd rallied 10 cents to close at $1.55 after an exchange of 11,438,854 stock units. Lumber Depot climbed 15 cents in ending at $2.45 after trading 1,231,390 shares, Paramount Trading rallied 36 cents in closing at $1.89 after exchanging 4,000 stock units, Stationery and Office Supplies jumped $1.77 to $14.97, with 603 shares crossing the market and Tropical Battery fell 23 cents to end at $2.15 after 296,469 stock passed through the market.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market rises on lower volume – Thursday

Trading activity was vastly different from that on Wednesday, with the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closing on Thursday, with the volume of stocks traded dropping 87 percent and the value plunging 88 percent lower than on Wednesday after trading 42 securities versus 41 on Wednesday and ended with prices of 24 rising, 10 declining and eight closing unchanged.
A total of 7,255,920 shares were traded for $22,249,838, down from 57,486,327 units at $181,774,492 on Wednesday.
Trading on Thursday averaged 172,760 shares at $529,758, down from 1,402,106 units at $4,433,524 on Wednesday with the month to date, averaging 308,490 units at $852,221 compared with 317,538 stock units at $873,718 on the previous day. November closed with an average of 259,893 units at $711,335.
Regency Petroleum led trading with 1.74 million shares for 24 percent of total volume followed by ONE on ONE Educational with 1.37 million units for 18.9 percent of the day’s trade and Future Energy Source with 1.06 million units for 14.6 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index climbed 32.42 points to settle at 3,918.16.
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 the financial year endings that falls between November this year and August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows five stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial advanced $4.32 to $24.99 after an exchange of 4,526 shares, Blue Power rose 42 cents to close at $3.16 with the swapping of 1,242 stock units, Consolidated Bakeries climbed 22 cents to $1.84 after a transfer of 18,409 stocks.  Derrimon Trading lost 15 cents to end at $2.25 trading 145,574 units, Dolphin Cove increased 45 cents in closing at $14.10, with 56,034 stocks crossing the market, EduFocal rallied 5 cents in closing at $2.35 after trading of 139,892 units. Elite Diagnostic shed 29 cents to end at $3.04 as investors exchanged 1,787 stock units, Express Catering fell 15 cents to $4.90 after an exchange of 4,274 shares, Fontana popped 9 cents to close at $8.99 in trading 20,871 stocks. Fosrich gained 15 cents in ending at $4, with 631,593 units changing hands, Future Energy Source rallied 40 cents to $5.24 after investors traded 1,057,241 shares, General Accident popped 30 cents to end at $4.70 in switching ownership of 15,630 stock units. iCreate gained 8 cents to $1.95 as 83,680 stocks passed through the market, Iron Rock Insurance dropped 50 cents in closing at $1.89 with 100 units changing hands, JFP Ltd dipped 10 cents to close at $1.45 with 210,869 shares clearing the market. Knutsford Express advanced $1 in closing at $9 after trading of 208 stock units, Lasco Financial increased 8 cents to end at $2.88 after trading 5,169 units, Limners and Bards declined 8 cents to end at $2.43 with a transfer of 16,688 stock units. Main Event rose 39 cents to close at $9.99 after an exchange of 4,600 shares, Medical Disposables climbed 47 cents to $4.99 after exchanging 14,246 stocks, MFS Capital Partners gained 19 cents to end at $3.19 while 139,444 stock units passed through the market. Spur Tree Spices rose 5 cents to $3.01 with an exchange of 131,576 stocks, Stationery and Office Supplies shed 80 cents in closing at $13.20 after a transfer of 500 units and Tropical Battery climbed 5 cents to close at $2.38 as 235,024 shares were traded.
In the preference segmentCAC 2000 9.5% preference share increased 8 cents in ending at $1.17 as 20 stocks crossed the market.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Trading jumps for Junior Market

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market Index jumped 67.01 points to 3,885.74 at the close of trading on Wednesday, with the volume of stocks traded jumping 160 percent more than on Tuesday with the value up 148 percent following the trading of 41 securities versus 43 on Tuesday and ended with prices of 15 rising, 14 declining and 12 closing unchanged.
The volume of stocks traded jumped from 22,074,785 shares to 57,486,327 units on Wednesday at a value of $181,774,492 up from $73,296,318 on Tuesday.
Trading on Wednesday averaged 1,402,106 shares at $4,433,524 compared to 513,367 units at $1,704,566 on Tuesday. Trading for the month to date, averaged 317,538 units at $873,718 versus 242,042 stock units at $625,922 on the previous day. Trading in November averaged 259,89 units at $711,335.
Fosrich led trading with 33.71 million shares with a value of $133 million for 58.6 percent of total volume followed by JFP Ltd with 12.63 million units for 22 percent of the day’s trade, Derrimon Trading with 4.05 million units for 7 percent market share, Regency Petroleum with 2.73 million units for 4.8 percent of the market trades and Future Energy Source with 1.08 million units for 1.9 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 the financial year endings that falls between November this year and August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows nine stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one stock with a lower offer.
At the close, Access Financial lost 43 cents to $20.67, with 1,414 shares clearing the market, AMG Packaging climbed 44 cents to end at $3.49 as investors exchanged a mere 28 units, Derrimon Trading gained 28 cents in closing at $2.40 after 4,052,243 stocks crossed the market. EduFocal dropped 7 cents to $2.30 after a transfer of 25,568 stock units, Fontana shed 10 cents to end at $8.90 and traded 52,822 stock units, Fosrich rallied 5 cents in ending at $3.85 with a transfer of 33,707,094 shares, Future Energy Source rose 13 cents to close at $4.84 after an exchange of 1,079,496 stock units, Honey Bun rallied 22 cents to $7.22 after a transfer of 16,793 stocks.  iCreate dropped 24 cents in closing at $1.87 and exchanging 42,550 units, Lasco Distributors lost 5 cents to close at $2.80 with 365,272 units changing hands, Lasco Financial declined 9 cents in closing at $2.80 as investors exchanged 34,650 stocks. Lasco Manufacturing advanced 25 cents to end at $4.20, with 10,295 shares crossing the market, Limners and Bards gained 11 cents in ending at $2.51 with an exchange of 40,773 stock units. MFS Capital Partners popped 64 cents to close at $3 in trading 110,688 units, Spur Tree Spices fell 14 cents to $2.96 after 282,184 shares crossed the exchange and Stationery and Office Supplies rallied $1 to end at $14 with the swapping of 22,328 stocks.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Juniors takes another hit

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange took another 37 points hit on Tuesday, following a similar decline on Monday, with the volume of stocks traded declining 20 percent but with a 35 percent greater value than on Monday after trading took place in 43 securities, down from 46 on Monday and ended with 17 rising, 19 declining and seven closing unchanged.
A total of 22,074,785 shares were exchanged for $73,296,318 compared to 27,627,621 units at $54,220,421 on Monday.
Trading averaged 513,367 shares at $1,704,566 down from 600,600 units at $1,178,705 on Monday, with the month to date averaging 242,042 stock units at $625,922 compared to 220,674 stock units at $540,974 on the previous day. November averaged 259,893 units at $711,335.
Future Energy Source led trading with 10.67 million shares for 48.4 percent of total volume, followed by Regency Petroleum with 5.64 million units for 25.5 percent of the day’s trade, ONE on ONE Educational with 1.57 million units for 7.1 percent of the day’s volume and MFS Capital Partners with 1.23 million units for 5.6 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index dropped 37.30 points to 3,818.73.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 11.7. The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks incorporate ICInsider.com projected earnings for financial year ends that fall between November this year and August 2023.
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, Access Financial fell $1.90 to end at $21.10 and closed after 3,429 shares were traded, Blue Power lost 45 cents in closing at $2.74 with a transfer of 4,590 units, Cargo Handlers rallied 50 cents ending at $12.50, with 1,600 stocks clearing the market. Caribbean Assurance Brokers advanced 30 cents to $2.15 with investors transferring 700 stock units, Fontana rose 21 cents to close at $9 with the swapping of 47,010 shares, Future Energy Source dipped 11 cents to $4.71 while 10,673,967 stock units passed through the market. Honey Bun climbed 35 cents in closing at $7 in an exchange of 34 stocks, iCreate increased 24 cents to $2.11 in switching ownership of 37,255 units, Indies Pharma gained 19 cents to close at $2.79 with an exchange of 61,150 stocks. Iron Rock Insurance popped 39 cents ending at $2.39 in exchanging 20,020 stock units, Knutsford Express dropped $1 to close at $8 after trading 8,063 shares, Lasco Manufacturing shed 30 cents to $3.95 while exchanging 4,009 units. Main Event advanced 10 cents to end at $9.60 as investors exchanged 10,095 units, MFS Capital Partners declined 79 cents in ending at $2.36, with 1,226,152 stock units crossing the market, Paramount Trading shed 17 cents in closing at $1.53 in trading 6,358 shares. Stationery and Office Supplies declined 30 cents, ending at $13 with an exchange of 21,568 stocks and tTech rallied 34 cents to $2.59 after exchanging 151 stocks.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Falling stocks overwhelmed Junior Market

Declining stocks overwhelmed those gaining at the close of the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Monday, with the volume of stocks traded jumping 247 percent and the value surging 201 percent more than on Friday with 46 securities trading versus 41 on Friday and ended with 12 rising, 28 declining and six closing unchanged.
A total of 27,627,621 shares were exchanged for $54,220,421 up from 7,964,359 units at $18,013,451 on Friday.
Trading averaged 600,600 shares at $1,178,705 versus 194,253 units at $439,352 on Friday, with the month to date, averaging 220,674 units at $540,974 compared with 185,721 stock units at $482,303 on the previous trading day. November closed with an average of 259,893 units at $711,335.
Regency Petroleum led trading with 18.53 million shares for 67.1 percent of total volume followed by Fosrich with 1.93 million units for 7 percent of the day’s trade, JFP Ltd ended with 1.68 million units for 6.1 percent market share, Lumber Depot traded 1.51 million units for 5.5 percent of the market, Dolla Financial closed with 1.15 million units for 4.2 percent of total shares traded and ONE on ONE Educational exchanged 1.11 million units for 4 percent of stocks traded.
At the close, the Junior Market Index shed 37.46 points to settle at 3,856.03.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 11.6. 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 seven stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Cargo Handlers lost 69 cents to end at $12 in switching ownership of 979 stock units, Caribbean Assurance Brokers fell 32 cents in closing at a 52 weeks’ low of $1.85 with an exchange of 3,653 units. Consolidated Bakeries dipped 35 cents to close at $1.63 after 28,196 stocks changed hands, Dolphin Cove rallied 30 cents to $13.65 after an exchange of 35,839 units, EduFocal declined 11 cents in closing at $2.30 with investors transferring 83,917 stocks. Elite Diagnostic gained 27 cents to close at $3.30 after a transfer of 59,144 shares, Fontana popped 11 cents to $8.79, finishing after 23,349 stock units changed hands, Fosrich dipped 15 cents in ending at $3.80 in an exchange of 1,932,309 stocks. Future Energy Source shed 13 cents to close at $4.82 with the swapping of 302,046 stock units, Honey Bun dipped 26 cents to end at $6.65 after investors exchanged 17,881 shares, iCreate lost 28 cents in closing at $1.87, with 9,821 units crossing the market. Indies Pharma fell 15 cents to $2.60 with a transfer of 4,831 shares, Iron Rock Insurance increased 20 cents to $2 with one share crossing the market, Medical Disposables declined 63 cents to close at $4.52 with an exchange of 282 units. MFS Capital Partners rose 15 cents to end at $3.15 in trading 227,599 stock units, Paramount Trading dropped 20 cents to close at $1.70 as investors exchanged 82,128 stock units, Regency Petroleum shed 34 cents to end at $1.41, with 18,531,416 shares crossing the exchange, after hitting a new high of $1.79 in early trading, Stationery and Office Supplies climbed 28 cents ending at $13.30 in an exchange of 2,250 units and Tropical Battery fell 14 cents in closing at $2.33 after 279,683 shares changed hands.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Regency Petroleum gains 75% in two days

Regency Petroleum stock price jumped 75 percent at the close of trading on Friday since listing on Thursday to close at $1.75 and led trading with 2.84 million shares for 35.6 percent of total volume followed by ONE on ONE Educational with 1.29 million units for 16.2 percent of the day’s trade and Future Energy Source with 658,393 units for 8.3 percent market share.
The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Friday, with the volume of stocks traded rising 112 percent and the value 61 percent higher than on Thursday, following trading in 41 securities versus 40 on Thursday and ending with 18 rising, 13 declining and 10 closing unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index gained 23.76 points to 3,893.49.
A total of 7,964,359 shares were traded for $18,013,451 compared with 3,763,409 units at $11,154,286 on Thursday.
Trading averaged 194,253 shares at $439,352 compared with 94,085 units at $278,857 on Thursday, with the month to date, averaging 185,721 units at $482,303 compared to 184,959 stock units at $486,139 on Thursday the previous day. November closed with an average of 259,893 units at $711,335.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 12. 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 ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close, Access Financial popped $1.89 to end at $23 with a mere three stock units changing hands, Caribbean Cream dipped 80 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $3.20, with 20,000 stocks crossing the market. Derrimon Trading lost 15 cents in closing at $2.10 with a transfer of 16,417 units, Dolla Financial shed 15 cents to $3.06 as 207,299 stocks passed through the market, Dolphin Cove declined 65 cents in closing at $13.35 after 1,658 units crossed the exchange. Elite Diagnostic dropped 32 cents to $3.03 in switching ownership of 3,193 shares, GWest Corporation rose 11 cents to $1.11 after an exchange of 888 stock units, iCreate rallied 10 cents to $2.15 as investors traded 279,179 shares. Indies Pharma gained 16 cents to close at $2.75, with 1,672 shares changing hands, Knutsford Express rallied 69 cents to $8.99 in trading 18,842 stocks, Limners and Bards fell 20 cents to $2.45 and closed after 15,419 units passed through the market. MFS Capital Partners dipped 40 cents in closing at $3 in exchanging 114,416 stocks, Regency Petroleum rose 43 cents and ended at a record high of $1.75 after an exchange of 2,838,917 shares, Stationery and Office Supplies increased 27 cents to close at $13.02 while exchanging 4,550 stock units and Tropical Battery rallied 16 cents to end at $2.47 after trading 401,417 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless

Junior Market bounce

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Index got a big bounce on Wednesday as investors pushed prices higher and sent the market index up 63.42 points to 3,903.81 and almost recovered all of the over 72 points fall on Tuesday even as the volume of stocks traded fell 37 percent with the value down 50 percent compared to Tuesday following an exchange of 41 securities, the same as on Tuesday and ended with 14 rising, 14 declining and 13 closing unchanged.
A total of 3,360,290 shares were exchanged for $9,241,408 down from 5,360,806 units at $18,414,662 on Tuesday.
Trading averaged 81,958 shares at $225,400 down from 130,751 units at $449,138 on Tuesday, with the month to date averaging 193,634 shares at $505,927 compared with 205,747 stock units at $536,355 on the previous day. November trades averaged 259,893 units at $711,635.
MFS Capital Partners led trading with 668,268 shares for 19.9 percent of total volume followed by JFP Ltd. with 449,977 units for 13.4 percent of the day’s trade and  Derrimon Trading with 368,364 units for 11 percent market share.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 11.9. The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks are based on 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 ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and eight with lower offers.
At the close, Cargo Handlers advanced $2.70 in closing at $12.70 after trading 500 shares, Caribbean Cream gained 20 cents to end at $4 with 365 stocks clearing the market, Caribbean Flavours lost 12 cents to settle at $1.68 as investors exchanged 956 units. Derrimon Trading rallied 29 cents to $2.34 in exchanging 368,364 stock units, Dolphin Cove rose 75 cents to close at $14 with 11,140 stocks crossing the exchange, Honey Bun popped 71 cents in closing at $7.71 with a transfer of 1,506 shares. iCreate lost 50 cents to close at $1.60 with the swapping of 156,284 stock units, JFP Ltd fell 12 cents to $1.44 with investors trading 449,977 units, Knutsford Express shed 19 cents in ending at $8.30 with 25,000 stocks changing hands. Lasco Distributors rose 14 cents to close at $2.95 with an exchange of 13,357 stocks, Lasco Manufacturing climbed 32 cents to $4.32 with 42 shares crossing the market, Limners and Bards rallied 14 cents to $2.64 in switching ownership of 4,005 units. Main Event dipped 50 cents to $9.50 after 3,696 stock units passed through the market, Stationery and Office Supplies lost 10 cents in closing at $14.50 with a transfer of 1,205 stocks and Tropical Battery rose 14 cents to $2.54 with the swapping of 248,480 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock.