Sharp fall for JSE main market

All major indices on the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange declined sharply at the close on Monday with a big rise in the volume and value of stocks traded.
At the close, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index plummeted 7,135.15 points to close at 560,828.42. The JSE Index fell 6,459.35 points to 510,399.61 and the JSE Financial Index lost 2.10 points to close at 139.29.
Trading ended with 37 securities changing hands in the main and US dollar markets with 14 advancing, 15 declining and 8 trading firm. Main market activity ended with 35 securities trading resulting in 98,349,184 units valued at $1,160,920,073 in contrast to 23,630,643 units valued at $239,877,355 on Friday.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 64.8 million shares for 66 percent of total volume, followed by Supreme Ventures with 10 million units accounting for 10 percent of the day’s trade and Sagicor Select Funds with 6.4 million shares for 7 percent of the market’s trade. Also trading more than a million shares, are Barita Investments with 6,101,250 shares, Scotia Group with 3.88 million shares changing hands and QWI Investments with 2.1 million units and JMMB Group 7.5% preference share ended with 2 million units crossing the exchange.
The Market closed with an average of 2,809,977 units valued at an average of $33,169,145 for each security traded, in contrast to 675,161 units for an average of $6,853,639 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 1,360,410 shares at $9,708,050 for each security traded and previously 1,000,589 units valued at $3,884,374 for each stock traded. The market closed out September with an average of 1,585,081 units valued at $14,071,562 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
In main market activity, Barita Investments closed 50 cents lower to settle at $79.50 with an exchange 6,101,250 shares worth $487 million, Berger Paints lost 50 cents to close at $19 with 20,717 units traded, Carib Cement gained $2.92 after 8,916 shares changed hands to end at $80. Grace Kennedy ended with a loss of $1, in closing at $70 with 248,951 shares trading, Jamaica Stock Exchange advanced $2.38, after exchanging 64,247 shares to settle at $29.40, JMMB Group closed 51 cents lower at $45.09, after trading down to $35.01 with 315,833 shares changing hands. Kingston Properties lost 60 cents to settle at $5 after trading a mere 150 units, Kingston Wharves dropped $4.50 to $57 with exchange of 34,350 shares, NCB Financial slid $1.10 to settle at $205 while exchanging of 152,373 units, 138 Student Living lost 50 cents to close at $3.25, after trading 12,429 shares. PanJam Investment gained 99 cents in swapping 1,706 shares in ending at $105, Sagicor Group dropped $1 to settle at $70 in trading 120,538 shares, Scotia Group closed 50 cents lower to $61 with 3,881,903 shares changing hands. Seprod declined by $1.50 to end at $53.50 with an exchange of 23,606 shares and Supreme Ventures ended at $27, after advancing $1 in trading 10,002,453 shares.
Trading in the US dollar market ended with 7,966 units valued US$2,180 with the market index rising 0.11 points to close at 198.62. Proven Investments exchanged 7,866 shares, to close at 27 US cents after a marginal gain from 26.99 US cents and Productive Business Solutions traded 100 units after losing 2.5 US cents to end at 57.50 US cents.

Strong Junior Market gains for second day

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange advanced 36.11 points to close at 3,485.29 in trading on Monday, following the 26.63 points rise on Friday.
The market closed with 31 securities crossing the exchange versus 32 on Friday and ended with the prices of 16 securities advancing, 8 falling and 7 remaining unchanged.
Market activities, resulted in an exchange of 1,540,695 units valued $7,317,969 compared to 1,888,462 units valued at $8,580,846 changing hands on Friday.
Trading ended with an average of 49,700 units for an average of $236,063 in contrast to 59,014 units for an average of $268,151 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 86,618 units at $407,075 compared to 96,155 units at $451,253 previously, in contrast, September closed with an average of 954,574 units valued at $2,612,695 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial ended market activity exchanging 8,487 shares to close at $36.50 after falling 50 cents, AMG Packaging closed 17 cents higher at $2, with 21,450 stock units trading, Blue Power close with a loss of 35 cents at $8.65, swapping of 800 shares. Cargo Handlers declined 55 cents in trading of 3,900 units at $9.45, Caribbean Producers closed trading of 10,000 units and gained 5 cents to end at $4.80, Consolidated Bakeries ended trading with 16,100 shares, after rising 5 cents to end at $1.8. Derrimon Trading climbed 12 cents in exchanging 69,666 shares at $2.58, Express Catering dipped 6 cents in trading of 3,100 units at $6.34, Elite Diagnostic traded 68,343 units and gained 10 cents to end at $5.60, Fosrich closed with a loss of 5 cents at $4.95, after swapping of 25,229 shares. Fontana lost 20 cents in exchanging 328,535 shares to close at 8 cents, General Accident traded 29,552 shares, after rising 20 cents to end at $6.70, Honey Bun ended with 15,100 shares changing hands after rising 3 cents to end at $6.38, Indies Pharma lost 3 cents with 98,515 units crossing the exchange at $3.32. Iron Rock Insurance closed trading of 200 units and gained 5 cents to end at $4, Jamaican Teas climbed 7 cents and exchanged 49,220 shares at $6, Jetcon Corporation closed 4 cents higher at $2, with 207,144 stock units trading, Limners and Bards ended with 150,562 shares trading, after rising 25 cents to end at $2.80. Lasco Distributors fell 5 cents in swapping 179,816 units at $3.70. Lasco Financial ended trading with 600 shares, after rising 5 cents to end at $4.90, Lasco Manufacturing closed 10 cents higher at $5.50, with 108,235 stock units changing. Main Event ended trading with 3,726 shares, after rising 40 cents to end at $6, Paramount Trading exchanged 10,925 units and gained 5 cents to end at $2.25 and Stationery and Office Supplies ended trading of 25,000 shares, after rising 85 cents to end at $12.

Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

 

5 TTSE stocks gain 1 fall – Monday

Rising prices were the most notable feature of the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange in trading on Monday and leading to minor gains in the Composite Index and the All T&T Index. 
At the close of the market, the Composite Index moved 0.29 points higher to 1,407.39. The All T&T Index rose 0.57 points to 1,749.51, while the Cross Listed Index closed unchanged at 144.43.
Trading ended with 12 securities changing hands compared to 14 on Friday, with 5 advancing, one declining and 6 remaining unchanged as 309,818 shares changed hands at $14,030,851, compared to 282,910 shares changing hands at $5,955,009 on Friday.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with one stock closing with the bid higher than the last selling price and one with a lower offer.
Gains| First Citizens Bank closed with a gain of 10 cents in settling at $40.20, with 2,420 stock units changing hands, Massy Holdings gained 2 cents and completed trading of 217,146 shares at $54.52. NCB Financial gained 4 cents after exchanging 2,300 units at $10.59, Republic Financial added 15 cents and closed at $122, in swapping 437 shares and Trinidad & Tobago NGL exchanged 10,137 units and gained 49 cents to close at $25.50.
Losses| West Indian Tobacco shed 32 cents and concluded trading of 1,100 shares at $104.
Firm Trades| Clico Investment Fund closed at $24, with 45,260 stock units trading, First Caribbean International Bank completed trading of 500 stock units at $9.25, Guardian Holdings closed at $18.25, with investors exchanging 25,333 shares. Sagicor Financial exchanged 3,512 shares to end at $10.20, Scotiabank settled at $59, after exchanging 858 shares and Trinidad Cement closed at $2.04, with 815 units crossing the exchange.

Prices of securities trading are those at which the last trade took place.

Bun & Teas in IC TOP 10 BUY RATED

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Buy Rated Junior Market stocks have two new entrants this week with Honey Bun and Jamaican Teas returning to the top listing. Both companies’ fiscal year ended September, with earnings for the 2020 fiscal year, used in valuing them.
The new listings are expected to benefit from growth in the core business, with Honey Bun continuing to benefit above the norm from the expansion of the factory late last year and new products being manufactured while Jamaican Teas could benefit from investment gains from the portfolio of QWI Investments.
Dropping from the Junior Market TOP 10 are Elite Diagnostic and Express Catering.  There were no changes to the main market TOP 10.
Market activity, left Caribbean Producers with projected gains of 240 percent as the leading Junior Market stock with likely gains, followed by Iron Rock Insurance with potential gains of 204 percent and Medical Disposables with projected gains of 184 percent.
Radio Jamaica (RJR) share price slipped during the week to a low of $1.35 but bounced to close the week at $1.60, pushing projected gains to 213 percent, to remain the leading main market stock. RJR is benefiting from increasing revenues, resulting from a more buoyant economy, the rollout of new services, the signing of an agreement with Flow that will add to revenues without the added cost and lower costs in a number of areas, with more to come. Carreras sits at the number two spot with projected gains of 125 percent with the price slipping a bit during the week and Berger Paints with projected gains of 115 percent in next.
The main market, closed the week with the overall PE of 17.1 down from 17.7 the previous week and the Junior Market is at 11.1 from 11.7 based on current year’s earnings. The PE ratio for Junior Market Top 10 stocks averages 7.7 compared to 7.9 the previous week and the main market PE remains at 10.4.
The TOP 10 stocks now trade at an average discount of 31 percent to the average for the Junior Market Top stocks and main market stocks trade at a discount of 39 percent to the overall market.
TOP 10 stocks are likely to deliver the best returns to March next year. Projected earnings, along with the PE ratio for each company’s current fiscal year are used in determining potential gains with the likely gains ranked in descending order with highest-ranked being the most attractive. Potential values will change as stock prices fluctuate and will result in movements of the selection in and out of the lists for most weeks. Earnings per share are revised on an ongoing basis as new information is received that can result in changes in and out of the list.

This report is compiled by persons who may have an interest in the securities commented on.

JSE climbs on increased volume

The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Friday saw all market indices advancing as rising stocks edged out decliners with a strong rise in the volume and value of stocks traded.
At the close, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index advanced 2,131.56 points to close at 567,963.57. The JSE Index gained 1,913.76 points to 516,858.96 and the JSE Financial Index rose 0.11 points to close at 141.39.
Trading ended with 38 securities changing hands in the main and US dollar markets with 16 advancing, 14 declining and 8 trading firm. Main market activity ended with 35 securities trading resulting in 23,630,643 units valued at $239,877,355 in contrast to 17,528,310 units valued at $59,397,804 on Thursday.
QWI Investments led trading with 7.7 million shares for 33 percent of total volume after closing at an all-time low of $1,25, followed by Wigton Windfarm with 6.3 million units accounting for 27 percent of the day’s trade and Sagicor Select Funds with 2.6 million shares for 11 percent of the market’s trade. Also trading more than a million shares, are  Jamaica Stock Exchange and Kingston Wharves with just over 2 million units.
The Market closed with an average of 675,161 units valued $6,853,639 for each security traded, in contrast to 547,760 units for an average of $1,856,181 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 1,000,589 shares at $3,884,374 for each security traded and previously 1,108,042 units valued at $2,903,957 for each stock traded. The market closed out September with an average of 1,585,081 units valued at $14,071,562 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 10 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
In main market activity, Berger Paints lost 50 cents to close at $19.50 with 13,636 units traded, Grace Kennedy ended with gains of 80 cents, closing at $71 with 13,320 shares changing hands, Jamaica Producers climbed by $1.49, to settle at $25 with 29,791 shares crossing the exchange. Jamaica Stock Exchange lost 48 cents, after exchanging 2,009,880 shares to settle at $27.02, JMMB Group closed $1.10 higher at $46.50, with 103,069 shares changing hands, Kingston Wharves advanced $3.20 to $61.50 with 2,003,710 shares traded. Mayberry Jamaican Equities gained 32 cents to close at $11.52, after trading 5,558 shares, NCB Financial dipped $3.90 to settle at $206.10 with  an exchange of 20,585 units, Pan Jamaican Investment lost 99 cents in exchanging 6,095 shares, ending at $104.01, Sagicor Group added $1 to settle at $71 in trading 123,026 shares. Seprod gained $2 to end at $55 with 92,233 shares changing hands, Supreme Ventures ended at $26 and advancing $1.30 cents in trading 18,907 shares and Wisynco closed 99 cents lower at $23, with 142,804 shares trading.
Trading in the US dollar market ended with 534,180 units valued US$144,063 with the market index falling 1.49 points to close at 198.51. Proven Investments exchanged 531,430 shares, to close at 26.99 US cents, Sygnus Credit Investments traded 2,500 units and lost 1.3 cents to end at 13.7 US cents and JMMB Group 5.5% preference share traded 250 shares, to close at US$2.

Junior Market advances – Friday

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange advanced by 26.63 points to close at 3,449.18 in trading on Friday with advancing stocks beat out declining ones.
The market closed with 32 securities crossing the exchange versus 30 on Thursday and ended with the prices of 14 securities advanced, 10 declined and 8 remained unchanged.
Market activities, resulted in an exchange of 1,888,462 units valued at $8,580,846 compared to 2,444,430 units valued at $10,669,698 changing hands on Thursday.
Trading ended with an average of 59,014 units for an average of $268,151 in contrast to 81,481 units for an average of $355,657 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 96,155 units at $451,253 compared to 109,660 units at $517,835 previously, in contrast, September closed with an average of 954,574 units valued at $2,612,695 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 6 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 7 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial gained $3.40 to end at $37 with 23,503 stock units trading, AMG Packaging closed 8 cents higher at $1.83, with 8,252 stock units changing hands, Cargo Handlers closed trading of 100 units and gained 50 cents to end at $10, Caribbean Cream climbed 43 cents and exchanged 2,000 shares at $4.95. Caribbean Producers ended trading with 52,000 shares, after rising 24 cents to end at $4.75, Consolidated Bakeries closed with a loss of 5 cents at $1.75, after swapping 41,453 shares, Dolphin Cove lost 50 cents in trading 20,200 shares to close at $10. Derrimon Trading dipped 9 cents in trading 107,111 units at $2.46, Express Catering closed 72 cents higher at $6.40, with 25,512 stock units trading, Elite Diagnostic dropped 71 cents in trading 37,934 units to close at $5.50, Fosrich declined 5 cents in trading of 900 units at $5. Fontana shed 20 cents in exchanging 43,194 units at $8.20, General Accident closed with 21,716 units changing hands and gained 10 cents to end at $6.50, Honey Bun climbed 20 cents and exchanged 24,645 shares at $6.35, Indies Pharma traded 33,253 shares, after rising 4 cents to end at $3.35. Jamaican Teas lost 17 cents with 17,482 units changing hands at $5.93, Jetcon Corporation climbed 16 cents and exchanged 23,163 shares at $1.96, Knutsford Express climbed 19 cents in swapping 11,513 shares at $11. Lasco Distributors fell 5 cents in trading 883,543 units at $3.75, Lasco Financial closed 9 cents higher at $4.85, with 156,058 stock units crossing the exchange, Lasco Manufacturing climbed 11 cents and exchanged 36,415 shares at $5.40.  Limners and Bards declined by 20 cents to settle at $2.55 with 65,972 units crossing the exchange, Main Event climbed 9 cents and exchanged 4,000 shares at $5.60 and SSL Venture Capital lost 25 cents in trading of 1,000 units at $1.35.

 Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

 

Big price changes for TTSE stocks- Friday

Price changes on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange were more pronounced at the close of trading on Friday than in recent days, with three securities having price changes close to 50 cents each.  
At the close of the market, the Composite Index moved 1.92 points higher to 1,407.10. The All T&T Index rose 1.78 points to 1,748.94, while the Cross Listed Index gained 0.28 points to close at 144.43.
Trading ended with 14 securities changing hands compared to 14 on Thursday, with 3 advancing, 2 declining and 9 remaining unchanged with 282,910 shares changing hands at $5,955,009, compared to 246,379 shares changing hands at $2,692,390 on Thursday.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with 1 stock closing with the bid higher than the last selling price and 2 with lower offers.
Gains| Guardian Holdings rose 9 cents and ended at $18.25, with 7,055 units crossing the exchange, LJ Williams 8% preference share, gained of 49 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $3.79, with 100 stock units trading and Scotiabank ended with a rise of 48 cents and completed trading of 200 stock units at $59.
Losses| Clico Investment Fund fell 10 cents and settled at $24, with 7,807 units crossing the exchange and Trinidad & Tobago NGL exchanged 207,300 units but lost 49 cents to close at $25.01.
Firm Trades| First Caribbean International Bank ended at $9.25, with investors exchanging 200 shares, First Citizens Bank completed trading at $40.10, after exchanging 450 shares, Grace Kennedy settled at $3.30, with 52,468 units changing hands.  LJ Williams B share closed at $1, with investors exchanging 3,000 shares, NCB Financial settled at $10.55, after trading 950 shares, Point Lisas ended at $3.60, with investors exchanging 1,200 shares. Republic Financial settled at $121.85, with 940 units crossing the exchange, Sagicor Financial ended at $10.20, swapping 1,195 units and West Indian Tobacco settled at $104.32, after trading 45 units.

Prices of securities trading are those at which the last trade took place.

General Accident acquisition to boost results

General Accident head quarters

The junior Market listed General Accident acquired a 55 percent stake in Motor One Insurance, a Trinidadian based company, with a large branch network throughout Trinidad.
Motor One, is said to be one of Trinidad and Tobago’s smaller general insurance companies but the acquisition provides General Accident with a ready platform expand in the Trinidad market into motor vehicle and catastrophic insurance business in the Caribbean twin-island state which is said to be over 40 percent larger than the general insurance market in Jamaica. The acquisition will provide a platform for the local company to expand in the wider region and importantly, into Guyana where the economy is already growing strongly with the country set to benefit even more from the near term production of oil but that seems a bit off for now.
The acquisition, “is an important first step in our wider regional growth strategy which we believe will increase economies of scale, spread our risk and significantly enhance shareholder value,” General Accident’s chairman, Paul Scott stated in the release announcing the purchase.
General Accident is having a good two-year run, with rising income and profit, in 2016 revenues from core business hardly changed but investment income rose and helped to push pretax profit up by a third. In 2017, net underwriting revenues grew 28 percent over 2016 and by 22.6 percent in 2018 over 2017but profit declined 42 percent for 2017 and rose 50 percent in 2018 but was still below the pretax profit delivered in 2016. The company’s profit performance in the 2019 June quarter improved 31 percent to $104 million from $80 million in 2018 after tax and for the six months period by 42 percent to $135 million from $95 million in 2018.
Gross premiums written, rose 59 percent for the quarter to $4 billion from $2.4 billion and by 41 percent for the year to date to $7 billion from $5 billion in 2018.
Net premium earned rose 25 percent in the quarter to $503 million from $403 million and climbed 29 percent for the year to date to $989 million from $767 million in 2018. Commission expense increased 15 percent in the quarter to $116 million from $100 million and by 20 percent for the year to date to $260 million from $216 million in 2018 while commission income rose 14 percent in the quarter to $170 million from $149 million in 2018 and for the half-year, it rose 21 percent to $406 million. Investment and other income fell 18 percent in the half-year to $117 million from $143 million and rose 22 percent to hit $111 million.
Management expenses increased 26 percent to $227 million in the quarter and 19 percent in the six-month period to $419 million. Claims grew 28 percent to $339 million in the quarter and 23 percent in the half-year to $633 million. Other operating expenses increased in the quarter to $23 million from $11 million in 2018 and from $21 million to $35 million for the six-month period.
Gross cash flow from operating activities brought in $922 million, but net of amounts due to reinsurers and co-insurers and other working capital movements reduced cash provided by operating activities to $363 million. General Accident paid dividends of $150 million during the year and ended with cash and investments of $3.3 billion, up from $2.7 billion at the end of June 2018. At the end of June, shareholders’ equity stood at $2.2 billion. Total assets ended the period at $7.9 billion inclusive of dues from reinsurers and co-insures of $2 billion, cash and bank balances of $190 million and liabilities of $6 million.
Earnings per share came out at 0.10 cents for the quarter and 0.13 cents for the six months. IC Insider.com is forecasting 80 cents per share for the full year for a PE of 8 times earnings.

Trading drops sharply for JSE majors

The main market of the Jamaica Stock exchange closed down for a second consecutive day with big declines in the market indices on Thursday as trading volume contracted sharply, to a third of the levels in August with the value falling to just 13 percent.
At the close, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index dived 3,064.72 points to close at 565,832.01. The JSE Index dropped 2,728.69 points to 514,927.20 and the JSE Financial Index lost 62 points to close at 141.28.
Trading ended with 35 securities changing hands in the main and US dollar markets with 8 advancing, 15 declining and 12 trading firm. Main market activity ended with 31 securities trading resulting in 17,528,310 units valued at $59,397,804 in contrast to 20,815,331 units valued at $96,905,471 on Wednesday.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 7.5 million shares for 43 percent of total volume, followed by Sagicor Select Funds with 4 million units accounting for 23 percent of the day’s trade and newly listed, QWI Investments with 3.8 million shares for 22 percent of the market’s trade.
The Market closed with an average of 547,760 units valued $1,856,181 for each security traded, in contrast to 578,204 units for an average of $2,691,819 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 1,108,042 shares at $2,903,957 for each security traded and previously 1,350,326 units valued at $3,357,049 for each stock traded. The market closed out September with an average of 1,585,081 units valued at $14,071,562 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 12 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
In main market activity, Barita lost 50 cents to close at $80 with 83,575 units traded, Carib Cement ended $3 lower at $77 with 9,157 shares changing hands, Eppley Caribbean Property gained $1 with an exchange of 5,480 shares to close at $36, Jamaica Broilers closed $1 higher in trading 31,441 shares and ending at $38. Jamaica Producers lost $1.49, to settle at $23.51 with an exchange of 9,544 shares, JMMB Group lost 55 cents to close at $45.40, after trading 28,070 shares, Kingston Wharves dropped $1.70 to $58.30 with 12,081 shares changing hands. NCB Financial gained $1 to settle at $210 with 41,841 units trading, Proven Investments lost 80 cents, to close at $40.20 with 4,358 units changing hands, Sagicor Group closed $2 lower to settle at $70 in trading 68,949 shares. Scotia Group lost 38 cents to end at $61.60 with 33,671 shares changing hands, Supreme Ventures ended at $24.70, after losing 35 cents trading 20,791 shares and Sygnus Credit Investments closed 84 cents lower at $23.01, with 46,885 shares traded.
Trading in the US dollar market ended with 9,804 units valued US$3,194 with the market index advancing 2.10 points to close at 200. Proven Investments exchanged 5,934 shares, gaining 0.9 US cent to close at 27 US cents, Sygnus Credit Investments traded 2,680 units and gained 1 cent to end at 15 US cents and JMMB Group 6% preference share traded 1,190 shares, to close at US$1.

Junior Market suffers minor fall – Thursday

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange traded 30 securities on Thursday with the prices of 12 securities advanced, 13 declined and 5 remained unchanged leading the market Index to dipped just 4.40 points to 3,422.55.
Market activities, resulted in an exchange of 2,444,430 units valued at $10,669,698 compared to 5,067,017 units valued at $23,716,252 from 28 securities changing hands on Wednesday.
Trading ended with an average of 81,481 units for an average of $355,657 in contrast to 180,965 units for an average of $847,009 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 109,660 units at $517,835 compared to 124,236 shares valued at $601,721 previously, in contrast, September closed with an average of 954,574 units valued at $2,612,695 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial ended with a loss of $3.40 at a 52 weeks’ low of $33.60, after swapping 9,687 shares, AMG Packaging declined 11 cents in trading 25,000 units at $1.75, Blue Power ended with a loss of $1 at $9 with 5,155 stock units changing hands. Caribbean Producers lost 26 cents in trading of 16,110 units to close at $4.51, Consolidated Bakeries closed 5 cents higher at $1.80, with 6,000 stock units trading, Dolphin Cove ended trading with 34,205 shares, after rising 49 cents to end at $10.50. Derrimon Trading closed 13 cents higher at $2.55, with 143,250 stock units changing hands, Express Catering lost 62 cents trading 2,173 units at $5.68, Elite Diagnostic ended with 7,600 shares crossing the exchange after rising 81 cents to end at $6.21. Fontana closed trading of 120,657 units and gained 10 cents to end at $8.40, General Accident exchanged 3,100 units and gained 9 cents to end at $6.40, Honey Bun fell 35 cents in swapping 26,925 units at $6.15, Iron Rock Insurance lost 5 cents in trading 16,577 shares to close at $3.95. Jamaican Teas closed 10 cents higher at $6.10, with 24,774 stock units moving through the market, Jetcon Corporation lost 20 cents in trading of 25,559 units at $1.80. Knutsford Express fell 19 cents in exchanging 3,785 units at $10.81, Lasco Distributors closed 10 cents higher at $3.80, with 976,000 stock units changing hands. Lasco Financial ended market activity exchanging 554,327 shares to close at $4.76 after falling 29 cents, Lasco Manufacturing climbed 9 cents and exchanged 32,560 shares at $5.29, Limners and Bards dipped 7 cents in trading 90,522 units at $2.75, Medical Disposables closed 5 cents higher at $7.05, trading 4,000 stock units. Main Event lost 49 cents in exchanging 24,779 shares to close at $5.51, Paramount Trading climbed 20 cents and exchanged 15,000 shares at $2.20. Stationery and Office Supplies ended trading with 2,250 shares, after rising 35 cents to end at $11.15 and SSL Venture Capital resumed trading after a long suspension and ended with a loss of 1 cent at 1.60 with 9,121 stock units changing hands.

Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.