3 new highs as Junior Market dives – Wednesday

Caribbean Producers traded at a 52 weeks’ high with the largest block of shares on Wednesday.

The Junior Market snapped badly on Wednesday, sending the index down a sizable 65.25 points to 3,085.65 as Access Financial dived $10.50 leading falling prices to have the upper hand even as 3 securities closed at 52 weeks’ highs.
Trading ended with 22 securities changing hands, compared to 25 on Tuesday, with just 5 advancing, 12 falling and 5 remaining unchanged as 3 stocks hit new 52 weeks’ highs and one at a low. The market closed with, 6,775,011 units valued at $40,419,386 trading, compared to 510,714 units valued at $2,313,622 on Tuesday. Caribbean Producers finished trading at a 52 weeks’ high of $6.77, exchanging 5.3 million units, Express Catering also closed trading at a 52 weeks’ high, of $8.10, General Accident closed at a 52 weeks’ high of $3.86 and AMG Packaging closed at a 52 weeks’ low of $1.90
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading had 5 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices, 3 closed with lower offers.
Trading closed with an average of 307,955 units for an average of $1,837,245 in contrast to 20,429 units for an average of $92,545 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 105,288 units valued at $575,717, compared to 38,741 units valued at $161,485. Trading in July, averaged 154,060 units valued at $655,146 for each security traded.
At the close of trading, Access Financial closed with a loss of $10.50 to $36, with 1,000 shares, but ended with the bid at $46 to buy 500 units. AMG Packaging lost 10 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $1.90, with 62,500 stock units, Caribbean Producers finished trading 55 cents higher to a 52 weeks’ high of $6.77, with 5,275,108 units, C2W Music ended at $1.71, with 33,179 shares trading, Elite Diagnostic settled with a loss of 15 cents at $2.75, trading 53,599 units. Eppley ordinary share ended trading of 570 shares with a loss of 80 cents to $9.18, Everything Fresh traded 45,328 shares to end at $1.98. Express Catering traded 6,659 shares after gaining 10 cents to a 52 weeks’ high of $8.10, FosRich Group finished trading 5 cents higher at $2.57, with 2,150 shares changing hands, General Accident closed 39 cents higher at a 52 weeks’ high of $3.86, exchanging 6,949 stock units. Honey Bun concluded trading with a loss of 26 cents at $4.25, with 523,466 shares, after the company posted modest profit in its June quarter and lower profit year to date. Jamaican Teas ended trading 48,384 stock units with a loss of 30 cents at $4, Jetcon Corporation fell 5 cents to $4, with 138,272 units, KLE Group closed with a loss of 50 cents at $2.50, trading 7,933 shares. Knutsford Express dropped 44 cents to $11.51, trading 6,900 shares, Lasco Distributors concluded trading 5,698 stock units at $4, Lasco Financial finished trading 60,817 units and closed 5 cents higher at $5.30, Lasco Manufacturing settled with a loss of 22 cents at $3.93, after exchanging 418,473 shares. Main Event ended trading 3,494 shares and lost 26 cents to $6.85, Medical Disposables traded 63,387 shares with a loss of 48 cents to close at $6.20 and Stationery and Office closed at $8.04, with 3,000 units trading. In the junior market preference segment, Eppley 9.5% finished trading 8,150 shares at $5.98.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

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