Junior Market dips on Friday

Trading remained elevated on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Friday, even as the volume of stocks traded declined 45 percent from the big surge on Thursday, valued 42 percent less than the huge trade previously as 37,285,244 shares traded for $127,295,549 compared to 67,565,648 units at $220,496,708 on Thursday.
Trading closed with an average of 867,099 shares at $2,960,362 in contrast to 1,468,818 shares at $4,793,407 on Thursday with month to date, averaging 719,335 units at $2,386,208 compared to 671,200 units at $2,199,173 on the previous trading day. July closed with an average of 512,709 units at $2,574,304.
SSL Venture led trading for a second day, with 31.44 million shares for 84.3 percent of total volume followed by Dolla Financial with 1.54 million units for 4.1 percent of the day’s trade and Fosrich with 1.45 million units for 3.9 percent market share.
Market activity led to 43 securities trading versus 46 on Thursday and ended with 17 rising, 12 falling and 14 closing unchanged. At the close, the Junior Market Index lost 24.99 points to close at 4,149.55. The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.8. The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks incorporate ICInsider.com projected earnings for companies with financial year end that falls between November this year and August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ending with the bid higher than the last selling price and three with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial fell $2.54 to $20.01 with the swapping of 5,389 shares, AMG Packaging advanced 10 cents to $3.85 with an exchange of 6,291 stock units, Caribbean Assurance Brokers popped 14 cents to end at $2.50, with 118,864 units crossing the market. Caribbean Cream declined 18 cents to $4.02 after trading 19,292 stock units, Consolidated Bakeries gained 10 cents in closing at $1.40 in exchanging 2,449 stock units, Dolla Financial lost 11 cents in ending at $2.84, with 1,538,020 units changing hands. Fontana climbed 22 cents to close at $10.20 in trading 82,022 shares, General Accident shed 40 cents in closing at $5.50 while exchanging 16,515 stocks, Lasco Financialrallied 27 cents to $2.97, with 1,000 units crossing the exchange. Limners and Bards dropped 14 cents to end at $2.74 after trading 15,500 stock units, Medical Disposables rose $1 to $7.20 in exchanging 1,000 stocks, SSL Venture increased 76 cents to close at $4.35, with 31,440,239 shares changing hands. Stationery and Office Supplies declined 10 cents in closing at $18.40 after exchanging 22,360 stocks and tTech rose 17 cents to $3.50 in switching ownership of one share.
In the preference segmentCAC 2000 9.5% preference share popped 11 cents to end at $1.16 with 672 units clearing the market.

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

Trading surges on junior Market

The most prominent trade on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Thursday was SSL Venture Capital accounting for nearly 92 percent of the day’s volume and pushing the volume of stocks traded up 560 percent more than on Wednesday, with the value surging 547 percent and leading to 46 securities trading versus 44 on the previous day, with 15 rising, 24 declining and seven closing unchanged.

The Junior Market Index rose 19.64 points to end at 4,174.54. The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.8. The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks incorporate ICInsider.com projected earnings for companies with financial year end that falls between November this year and August 2023.
Overall, 67,565,648 shares were traded for $220,496,708 compared to 10,233,350 units at $34,092,043 on Wednesday. Trading averaged 1,468,818 shares at $4,793,407 versus 232,576 shares at $774,819 on Wednesday, with month to date, averaging 671,200 units at $2,199,173 compared to 244,567 units at $811,560 on the previous trading day. July closed with an average of 512,709 units at $2,574,304.
SSL Venture led trading with 61.87 million shares for 91.6 percent of total volume, followed by Dolla Financial with 1.58 million units for 2.3 percent of the day’s trade and Fosrich with 1.08 million units for 1.6 percent market share.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows none ending with a bid higher than the last selling price and two with lower offers.
At the close, CAC 2000 dropped $1 to $7.50 with an exchange of 1,847 shares, Caribbean Assurance Brokers shed 14 cents to end at $2.36, with 38,566 stocks clearing the market, Caribbean Cream increased 16 cents in closing at $4.20 after 237 units crossed the exchange. Consolidated Bakeries fell 10 cents to $1.30, with 31,244 stock units changing hands, Dolphin Cove declined $1 to close at $14.60 in exchanging 11,774 stocks, Elite Diagnostic lost 14 cents to end at $3.45 in trading 64,485 stock units. Everything Fresh gained 10 cents in closing at $1.38 after exchanging 16,872 units, General Accident climbed 40 cents to $5.90 after trading 11 shares and iCreate rallied 10 cents to $4.50 in an exchange of 469,507 stocks. Indies Pharma popped 33 cents to close at $3.18, with 15,875 stock units changing hands, Iron Rock Insurance declined 31 cents to end at $2.96, with 6,186 units crossing the market, Jamaican Teas slipped 14 cents to $2.52 in switching ownership of 126,700 shares. Lasco Financial dropped 10 cents in closing at $2.70 after exchanging 163,334 shares, Limners and Bards rose 14 cents to $2.88 after trading 18 stock units, Lumber Depot shed 32 cents to close at $2.86 with an exchange of 33,808 stocks. Mailpac Group advanced 13 cents to end at $2.46 with the swapping of 166,835 units, Main Event fell 33 cents to close at $7.17 while exchanging 6,030 stock units, Medical Disposables fell $1.10 in closing at $6.20 while exchanging 14,318 shares. SSL Venture rose 71 cents to $3.59 in trading 61,865,246 stocks, Stationery and Office Supplies declined $1.35 after ending at $18.50 with the swapping of 12,918 units and tTech popped 30 cents to $3.33, with 570 stocks changing hands.
In the preference segmentCAC 2000 9.5% preference share dropped 14 cents to close at $1.05 in exchanging 271 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

More declines for Junior Market

Trading activity on Wednesday was little changed at the close of the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange from Wednesday, with the volume and the value of stocks traded 5 percent lower than on Tuesday as 44 securities traded versus 42 on Tuesday and ended with 19 rising, 17 declining and eight closing unchanged.
A total of 10,233,350 shares were traded for $34,092,043 compared to 10,799,453 units at $35,702,081 on Tuesday. Trading averaged 232,576 shares at $774,819 in contrast to 257,130 shares at $850,050 on Tuesday, with month to date, averaging 244,567 units at $811,560. July closed with an average of 512,709 units at $2,574,304.
Lumber Depot led trading with 2.56 million shares for 25 percent of total volume, followed by Dolla Financial with 1.71 million units for 16.7 percent of the day’s trade and Tropical Battery with 895,621 units for 8.8 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index lost 33.46 points to close at 4,154.90. The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.5. The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks incorporate ICInsider.com  projected earnings for companies with financial year end that falls between November this year and August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, AMG Packaging rose 10 cents to $3.75 after trading 4,229 shares, Blue Power advanced 21 cents to $3.64 in switching ownership of 8,396 stocks, CAC 2000 gained 25 cents to end at $8.50, with 11 stock units crossing the market. Cargo Handlers climbed 40 cents to $14 after an exchange of 5 units Caribbean Assurance Brokers popped 10 cents to $2.50 in trading 15,822 shares, Dolphin Cove dropped 10 cents to $15.60, with 5,852 units changing hands. EduFocal gained 18 cents in closing at $2.43 after trading 89,796 stocks, Future Energy Source fell 10 cents to close at $5.50 in 373,198 stock units changing hands, General Accident rallied 40 cents to end at $5.50 while exchanging 78,000 shares. iCreate lost 15 cents at $4.40, with 547,338 stocks clearing the market, Indies Pharma declined 35 cents in closing at $2.85, with 10,613 stock units crossing the exchange, Iron Rock Insurance rallied 31 cents to $3.27 after exchanging one unit. Knutsford Express shed 28 cents to end at $7.07, with 5,383 shares crossing the market, Lasco Financial declined 20 cents to close at $2.80 in an exchange of 182,402 units, Lumber Depot gained 28 cents to end at $3.18 with the swapping of 2,556,073 stocks. Medical Disposables rose 30 cents to $7.30 in trading 19,561 stock units, SSL Venture shed 52 cents to close at $2.88 with an exchange of 376,363 units, Stationery and Office Supplies jumped $1.45 to a record close of $19.85 in an exchange of 45,259 shares. Tropical Battery dropped 10 cents in closing at $2.60, with 895,621 stocks crossing the market and tTech lost 40 cents in ending at $3.03 after an exchange of 5,000 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior market off to negative August start

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Trading closed on the first day of activity in August on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Tuesday, with the volume of stocks traded declining 36 percent and the value 33 percent lower than on Friday with 42 securities trading versus 46 on Friday with 11 rising, 26 declining and five closing unchanged.
A total of 10,799,453 shares traded for $35,702,081 compared to 16,884,408 units at $53,033,472 on Friday. Trading averaged 257,130 shares at $850,050 in contrast to 367,052 shares at $1,152,902 on Friday. July closed with an average of 512,709 units at $2,574,304.
Fosrich led trading with 3.42 million shares for 31.7 percent of total volume, followed by Dolla Financial with 1.08 million units for 10 percent of the day’s trade and Jamaican Teas with 1.07 million units for 9.9 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index lost 13.95 points to 4,188.36. The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.5. The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks incorporate ICInsider.com projected earnings for companies with financial year end that falls between November this year and August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows three stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and five with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial shed 44 cents in ending at $22.55 after exchanging 5,100 shares, Cargo Handlers fell 35 cents to $13.60 after trading 3,900 units, Caribbean Assurance Brokers declined 20 cents to $2.40 after 281,964 stocks changed hands. Caribbean Cream lost 24 cents to close at $4.05, trading 6,301 stock units, Derrimon Trading dropped 11 cents to $2.50, with 164,998 units crossing the exchange, Dolla Financial declined 11 cents to close at $2.89 in exchanging 1,083,841 shares. Dolphin Cove shed 23 cents in closing at $15.70 in an exchange of 12,106 stock units, EduFocal fell 25 cents to $2.25, with 772,572 stocks clearing the market, Elite Diagnostic gained 38 cents to end at $3.59 with the swapping of 10,738 stocks. Everything Fresh lost 14 cents in ending at $1.20 with an exchange of 76,934 stock units, Fontana dropped 20 cents to $10 while exchanging 90,488 shares, Fosrich fell 14 cents to $3.25 in switching ownership of 3,424,259 units. Future Energy Source dropped 10 cents in closing at $5.60, with 396,453 stocks changing hands, iCreate shed 31 cents to end at $4.55 after exchanging 277,538 stock units, Iron Rock Insurance declined 31 cents to close at $2.96 in trading 6,350 units. Limners and Bards lost 26 cents in ending at $2.74, with 19,978 shares crossing the market, Main Event shed 30 cents to close at $7.50 after 13,033 units changed hands, Spur Tree Spices fell 10 cents to $4.10, with 319,755 stocks clearing the market. SSL Venture declined 10 cents in closing at $3.40 after an exchange of 243,894 shares, Stationery and Office Supplies increased $1.40 to end at $18.40 in trading 144,384 stock units, Tropical Battery dropped 13 cents in closing at $2.70 in exchanging 345,387 shares and tTech climbed 32 cents to close at $3.43 in an exchange of 20,502 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Fosrich pressured Junior Market again

A 48 cents fall in the price of Fosrich pressured the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Friday, which resulted in a big fall in the market index as the market closed with the volume of stocks traded rising 11 percent with a 5 percent lower value than on Thursday following the trading of all 46 securities on Friday versus 44 on Thursday with 18 rising, 14 declining and 14 closing unchanged.
A total of 16,884,408 shares traded for $53,033,472 compared to 15,150,891 units at $55,882,474 on Thursday. Trading averaged 367,052 shares at $1,152,902 in contrast to 344,338 shares at $1,270,056 on Thursday with month to date, averaging 512,709 units at $2,574,304 compared to 520,545 units at $2,650,777 on Thursday the previous trading day. June closed with an average of 429,016 units at $1,630,104. At the close, the Junior Market Index declined 57.37 points to 4,202.31.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.9. The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks incorporate ICInsider.com projected earnings for companies with financial year end that falls between November this year and August 2023.
Indies Pharma led trading with 5.37 million shares for 31.8 percent of total volume, followed by Fosrich with 3.97 million units for 23.5 percent of the day’s trade. Paramount Trading chipped in with 1.22 million units for 7.2 percent market share and Dolla Financial with 1.18 million units for 7 percent market share.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, CAC 2000 climbed 75 cents in closing at $8.25 after exchanging seven shares, Cargo Handlers increased by 20 cents to $13.95, with 3,220 stock units crossing the market, Caribbean Assurance Brokers rose 28 cents to close at $2.60 in exchanging 496,030 units. Caribbean Cream popped 19 cents to $4.29 after swapping 714 stocks, Derrimon Trading rallied 27 cents to $2.61 in trading 64,197 shares, Dolla Financial shed 10 cents to end at $3, with 1,181,787 stock units crossing the exchange. EduFocal fell 10 cents in closing at $2.50 after 25,773 stocks crossed the market, Fosrich lost 48 cents to end at $3.39 in an exchange of 3,973,213 units, Future Energy Source gained 20 cents to close at $5.70 after trading 312,441 units. iCreate advanced 37 cents to $4.86, with 621,486 stock units changing hands, Knutsford Express popped 35 cents to end at $7.35 after trading 1,568 shares, Limners and Bards increased 25 cents in closing at $3 with 176,273 stocks clearing the market. Main Event declined 30 cents to close at $7.80 in switching ownership of 16,148 stocks, Spur Tree Spices rallied 18 cents ending at $4.20, with 910,771 stock units changing hands, SSL Venture dropped 38 cents to $3.50 with an exchange of 110,635 units and Tropical Battery advanced 12 cents to $2.83 after an exchange of 221,911 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Fosrich sinks junior market

Fosrich pushed the Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market down on Thursday as the extra stocks created by the stock split this week became available for trading and allowed investors to take profit with the stock being pressured from the start of trading, starting at $4.40, down from the previous day’s close. Still, it fell further by the finish to help send the market Index diving sharply by 129.21 points to close at 4,259.68.
The volume of stocks traded jumped 40 percent, with the value 26 percent more than Wednesday, ending with 44 securities trading versus 45 on Wednesday, with 15 rising, 21 declining and eight closing unchanged.
A total of 15,150,891 shares traded for $55,882,474 up from 10,822,250 units at $44,295,276 on Wednesday. Trading averaged 344,338 shares at $1,270,056 in contrast to 240,494 shares at $984,339 on Wednesday with the month to date, averaging 520,545 units at $2,650,777 compared to 530,105 units at $2,725,686 on the previous trading day. June closed with an average of 429,016 units at $1,630,104.
Fosrich led trading with 5.51 million shares for 36.4 percent of total volume following the ten-for-one stock split. Dolla Financial ended with 1.95 million units for 12.9 percent of the day’s trade, Future Energy Source closed with 1.30 million units for 8.6 percent market share and EduFocal had 1.09 million units for 7.2 percent of trading.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.7. The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks incorporate ICInsider.com projected earnings for companies with financial year end that falls between November this year and August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows seven stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two stocks with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial popped $2.49 to close at $22.99 in an exchange of 104 shares, Blue Power dropped 24 cents in closing at $3.40, with 3,132 stock units crossing the market, CAC 2000 declined $1 to $7.50 in trading 1,992 stocks. Cargo Handlers rallied 45 cents to $13.75 while exchanging 25,119 units, Derrimon Trading shed 26 cents to end at $2.34 in exchanging 431,299 stocks, Dolla Financial advanced 18 cents to $3.10 after an exchange of 1,948,600 units. Dolphin Cove lost 57 cents to $15.93, with 21,035 stock units changing hands, EduFocal gained 20 cents in closing at $2.60, with 1,093,129 shares crossing the exchange, Elite Diagnostic fell 25 cents to end at $3.25 after exchanging 86,273 shares. Fontana increased 20 cents to close at $10.20 with an exchange of 112,256 stocks, Fosrich dropped $1.13 to $3.87 with the swapping of 5,508,248 stock units, following the additional from the stock split becoming available to trade, GWest Corporation fell 10 cents in closing at $1.02, with 103,170 units crossing the market. Honey Bun lost 41 cents to close at $8.09 in switching ownership of 22,349 stock units, iCreate shed 21 cents to end at $4.49, trading 519,090 units, Knutsford Express declined 38 cents after ending at $7, with 750 shares clearing the market. Limners and Bards fell 29 cents to close at $2.75 after trading 185,577 stocks, Main Event climbed 82 cents to end at $8.10 and closed with 5,366 units trading, Medical Disposables shed 30 cents in closing at $7 while exchanging 3,018 stocks. Paramount Trading lost 15 cents to $1.80 with 15,606 stock units clearing the market, SSL Venture declined 42 cents in ending at $3.88 after trading 730,499 shares, Stationery and Office Supplies dropped 10 cents at $17 in exchanging 37,135 units and tTech rose 10 cents to close at $3.11 in trading 6,586 stocks.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Fosrich spurred Junior Market into big rally

The Junior Market Index surged 145.29 points to close at 4,341.97 after Fosrich climbed to a record $4.38 post-split and helped boost the volume of stocks traded by 37 percent, with the value of the overall trades dropping 52 percent lower than on Monday at the close of the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Tuesday. 

FosRich stock traded at a record high after a 10 to 1 stock split today

The number of securities trading ended at 44, similar to Monday, with 21 rising, 19 declining and four closing unchanged.
A total of 10,929,588 shares were traded for $34,533,161 versus 8,001,420 units at $72,466,003 on Monday.
Trading averaged 248,400 shares at $784,845 compared to 181,850 units at $1,646,955 on Monday, with a month to date, average of 547,119 stocks at $2,827,985 against 565,323 units at $2,952,498 on the previous day. June closed with an average of 429,016 units at $1,630,104.
JFP Limited led trading with 3.71 million shares for 34 percent of total volume, followed by Dolla Financial with 1.67 million units for 15.3 percent of the day’s trade and iCreate with 939,848 units for 8.6 percent market share.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 13.1. The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks incorporate ICInsider.com projected earnings for companies with financial year end that falls between November this year and August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows three stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and none with a lower offer.
At the close, Access Financial climbed $3 to close at $23, with eight shares changing hands, AMG Packaging popped 20 cents to end at $3.70 while exchanging 40,484 units, CAC 2000 rose 60 cents to $9 with the swapping of 50,000 stocks. Caribbean Cream shed 10 cents in ending at $4.40, with 17,634 stock units crossing the market, Caribbean Flavours declined 13 cents in closing at $1.87 with an exchange of 12,846 shares, Dolphin Cove rose 93 cents to $15.93 in trading 62,398 stocks. Fontana dropped 20 cents to end at $10, with 17,649 stock units crossing the market, Fosrich climbed 73 cents following a ten-to-one stock split to a record high of $4.38 after exchanging 884,064 units, Future Energy Source fell 15 cents to close at $5.65 and finishing trading of 432,881 shares. General Accident rallied 78 cents in closing at $5.59 after exchanging 3,101 stocks, iCreate gained 17 cents in ending at $4.81 after 939,848 stock units changed hands, Iron Rock Insurance fell 26 cents in closing at $3, with 15,687 units crossing the exchange. KLE Group added 35 cents to end at $2.15 in an exchange of 1,169 shares, Knutsford Express popped 48 cents to $7.38 and closed with an exchange of 1,622 stocks, Main Event rose 80 cents to close at $8, with 7,751 units clearing the market. Medical Disposables declined 30 cents in closing at $6.70 in switching ownership of 31,223 stock units and tTech advanced 44 cents to end at $3.74 in trading 262 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market plunges 112 points

On Monday, trading closed on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, as the market Index plunged 112.43 points to settle at 4,196.68. The volume of stocks traded declined 38 percent and the value 40 percent more than on Friday, leading to 44 securities trading versus 42 on Friday and ended with 14 rising, 24 falling and six closed unchanged.
The Volume of stocks traded fell sharply to 8,001,420 shares but with a much larger value of $72,466,003 versus 12,922,133 units at $51,588,178 on Friday. Trading averaged 181,850 shares at $1,646,955 in contrast to 307,670 shares at $1,228,290 on Friday with month to date, averaging 565,323 units at $2,952,498 compared to 590,210 units at $3,037,223 on the previous trading day. June closed with an average of 429,016 units at $1,630,104.
For a sixth consecutive day, Dolla Financial led trading, with 1.83 million shares trading on Monday for 22.9 percent of total volume, followed by Fosrich with 1.41 million units for 17.7 percent of the day’s trade one day before it starts trading ex-split on Tuesday that will result in ten stocks for each one currently owned and JFP Limited with 821,113 units for 10.3 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 companies with financial year end that falls between November this year and August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows five stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one stock with a lower offer.
At the close, Access Financial dropped $3.09 in closing at $20 in exchanging seven shares, AMG Packaging fell 50 cents to end at $3.50 in trading 331,842 stocks, CAC 2000 dipped 10 cents to $8.40, with 3,725 units crossing the market. Cargo Handlers shed $1.90 in ending at $11.40 and trading 39,715 stocks, Caribbean Assurance Brokers dipped 11 cents to close at $2.30 while exchanging 5,487 shares, Caribbean Cream rose 20 cents in closing at $4.50 with the swapping of 120,453 units. EduFocal increased 22 cents to $2.49, with 181,071 stock units crossing the exchange, Express Catering declined 30 cents to end at $5.65 after exchanging 9,584 stocks, Fosrich fell 54 cents to $36.50 in switching ownership of 1,412,392 stock units. General Accident shed $1.18 to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $4.81, with 10,169 units crossing the market, iCreate advanced 14 cents to end at $4.64 in an exchange of 489,711 stocks, Jamaican Teas fell 14 cents to $2.60 and closed, with an exchange of 199,634 shares. Knutsford Express dropped 49 cents to close at $6.90 with 5,754 units changing hands, Lasco Financial gained 11 cents in ending at $3 after exchanging 27,801 stocks, Mailpac Group shed 14 cents in closing at $2.36 and trading 135,783 shares. Main Event declined 70 cents to $7.20, with 18,119 stock units changing hands, Medical Disposables popped 20 cents at $7, with 157,027 stock units clearing the market, SSL Venture rallied 74 cents to end at a record high of $4.04 as 290,689 stocks crossed the exchange and Stationery and Office Supplies climbed $2 to close at $17 in exchanging 24,382 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market weakens on Friday

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange slipped on Friday with the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator flashing more negative signals at the close, with trading ended with the volume of stocks traded rising 10 percent with a 24 percent greater value than on Thursday from 42 securities trading up from 38 on Thursday and finished with 12 rising, 21 declining and nine closing unchanged.
A total of 12,922,133 shares traded for $51,588,178 against 11,723,137 units at $41,595,347 on Thursday.
Trading averaged 307,670 shares at $1,228,290 versus 308,504  shares at $1,094,614 on Thursday, with the month to date, averaging 590,210 units at $3,037,223 versus 608,868 units at $3,156,681 on the previous trading day. June closed with an average of 429,016 units at $1,630,104.
Dolla Financial continues to lead trading for a fifth consecutive day following the release of second quarter results, with 6.34 million shares trading on Friday for 49.1 percent of total volume, followed by Lumber Depot with 1.06 million units for 8.2 percent of the day’s trade and JFP Limited with 1.05 million units for 8.2 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index dropped 14.40 points to settle at 4,309.11. The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.8. The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks incorporate ICInsider.com  projected earnings for companies with financial year end that falls between November this year and August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows two stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and six with lower offers.
At the close, CAC 2000 lost 50 cents to close at $8.50, with 5,000 shares crossing the market, Cargo Handlers rose 10 cents in closing at $13.30 with an exchange of 12,191 stock units, Caribbean Cream shed 35 cents to end at $4.30, with 6,132 units changing hands. Caribbean Flavours advanced 13 cents to close at $1.94 with the swapping of 69,706 stocks, Dolla Financial dropped 21 cents to $3.05 while exchanging 6,344,937 shares, Dolphin Cove declined 48 cents to $15 after trading 140,983 stocks. Fosrich fell 25 cents to close at $37.04, with 259,039 stock units crossing the exchange, Honey Bun dropped 42 cents in ending at $8.47 after an exchange of 352 units, iCreate climbed 29 cents to end at $4.50after trading 604,462 units. Indies Pharma increased 18 cents in closing at $3.21 after exchanging 11,000 stocks, ISP Finance declined $3.25 to end at $19.75 in switching ownership of 3,046 stock units, Knutsford Express gained 44 cents in closing at $7.39 in trading 12,439 shares. Lasco Financial shed 18 cents after ending at $2.89 with 9,022 units crossing the market, Limners and Bards fell 18 cents to close at $3 in exchanging 93,711 stock units, Main Event popped 65 cents to $7.90, with 1,119 shares clearing the market. Medical Disposables lost 19 cents to close at $6.80 in exchanging 77,694 stocks, Spur Tree Spices rallied 11 cents to end at $4.13 in trading 415,835 stocks, SSL Venture lost 10 cents in closing at $3.30 with the swapping of 288,674 units and Stationery and Office Supplies dropped $2.20 in ending at $15 with 76,959 shares crossing the market.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market moves higher

On Thursday, trading closed on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, with the volume and the value of stocks traded moderately higher than on Wednesday and leading to 38 securities trading versus 42 on Wednesday, with 23 rising, eight declining and seven closing unchanged.
A total of 11,723,137 shares were traded for $41,595,347 versus 10,525,616 units at $40,636,799 on Wednesday. Trading averaged 308,504 shares at $1,094,614 in contrast to 250,610 units at $967,543 on Wednesday, with the month to date, averaging 608,868 units at $3,156,681 compared to 627,955 units at $3,287,715 on Wednesday the previous trading day. June closed with an average of 429,016 units at $1,630,104.
Dolla Financial led trading with 7.68 million shares for 65.5 percent of total volume followed by JFP Limited with 1.11 million units for 9.5 percent of the day’s trade and EduFocal with 484,655 units for 4.1 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index rallied 29.12 points to 4,323.51. The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.8. The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks incorporate ICInsider.com projected earnings for companies with financial year end that falls between November this year and August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows six stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and five with lower offers.
At the close, AMG Packaging lost 27 cents to close at $4 while trading just 2,629 shares, Caribbean Assurance Brokers increased 10 cents to end at $2.40 with the swapping of 14,960 units, Caribbean Cream rose 37 cents in closing at $4.65 with 32 stock units changing hands. EduFocal gained 12 cents in ending at $2.27 after exchanging 484,655 stocks, Elite Diagnostic shed 25 cents to $3.50 with an exchange of 81,342 stock units, Express Catering rallied 40 cents to $5.95 in an exchange of 5,987 shares. Fontana climbed 23 cents to end at $10.13, with 36,687 stocks crossing the market, Honey Bun popped 42 cents after ending at $8.89 and trading 945 units, Iron Rock Insurance advanced 30 cents to close at $3.26 in exchanging 53 stock units. ISP Finance rose 50 cents in closing at $23 in switching ownership of 649 units, Limners and Bards advanced 13 cents to end at $3.18, with 74,468 stocks crossing the market, SSL Venture climbed 10 cents in closing at $3.40 after 106,025 shares crossed the exchange. Stationery and Office Supplies fell $1.23 in ending at $17.20 in trading 78,605 stock units after hitting a record high of $19.29 and Tropical Battery gained 12 cents to close at $2.87, with 242,287 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.