54% Express Catering IPO shares trade

Starbucks one of the brands Express Catering will sell at the Montego Bay Airport.

Investors traded 71.6 million of Express Catering shares in Junior Market activity on Thursday. The day’s trade brings the total since the company’s shares were listed in the previous week, to 176,255,281 units, a very high 54 percent of the 327,500,000 units sold in the Initial Public Offer (IPO).
“A number of the large investors in the stock who had planned to hold them for a while, decided to take profit in light of the sharp uptick in the stock price,“ Gary Peart of Mayberry Investments, brokers to the IPO, advised IC Insider.com. Peart also stated that there was strong institutional demand for the stock as well. The stock traded over 70 million units for the second day running having traded 71,996,755 units on Wednesday. Express Catering’s stock price closed with a rise of 30 cents to end at a record closing high of $4.60 with 71,508,426 units traded.
Trading on the Junior Market remained high on Thursday with 72,244,997 shares changing hands valued at $309,765,128, from 73,477,574 shares valued at $263,785,025 traded on Wednesday. At the close, the market index rose 30.21 points to 3,126.43.
A total of 21 securities traded, versus 20 on Wednesday with 11 stocks gaining and 5 declining and closed with 3 stocks having bids higher than the last traded prices and 4 closing with lower offers.
The Junior Market ended trading with an average of 3,440,238 units for an average value of $14,750,720 compared to 3,673,879 units for an average value of $13,189,251 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 571,639 units valued at $2,009,287 compared to 420,660 units valued at $1,338,685 previously. In contrast, June closed with averages of 395,969 units valued at $1,799,200 for each security traded.
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