Big drop for Junior Market – Thursday

Junior Market Index dropped 38.60 points to close at 3,360.30 at the close of trading on Thursday with the prices of 7 securities rising, 13 declining and 8 remaining unchanged.
Similar to Wednesday, investors traded in 28 securities on Thursday, resulting in an exchange of 3,576,032 units valued at $15,984,300 compared to 4,967,518 units valued at $25,373,913 on Wednesday.
Trading ended with an average of 127,715 units for an average of $570,868 in contrast to 177,411 units for an average of $906,211 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 108,439 shares at $555,164 and previously 97,258 shares at $528,565, for each security traded. In contrast, October closed with an average of 186,927 units valued at $788,734 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator with 2 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial lost 40 cents to settle at $31.60 with 3,903 shares changing hands, AMG Packaging climbed 10 cents and exchanged 233,120 stock units at $2, Blue Power declined by 90 cents in trading 48,548 units at $7. CAC 2000 transferred 1,000 stock units and dropped $1.50 to settle at $11. Caribbean Cream inched just 1 cent higher in exchanging 257,455 shares at $4.06, Dolphin Cove ended market activity in transferring 500 shares to close at $11 after falling 75 cents. Elite Diagnostic closed 20 cents higher at $5.70, with 425,228 stock units trading, Everything Fresh ended with 50,944 shares changing hands, after rising 9 cents to end at $1.23. Express Catering lost 40 cents in trading 69,050 stock units to close at $6.30. Fontana lost 25 cents to close at $7.20 with investors switching ownership of 201,386 units, General Accident dipped 5 cents with 25,900 units changing hands at $7.80. Indies Pharma lost by 6 cents in trading 847,485 units at $3.06, Jamaican Teas ended market activity in exchanging 344,273 shares to close at $5.93 after falling 27 cents, Jetcon Corporation traded 25,300 shares, after rising 19 cents to end at $1.99, Lasco Distributors dipped 10 cents with 77,810 units crossing the exchange at $3.30. Lasco Financial shed 84 cents in trading 112,401 units at $4.45, following the release of the second-quarter results with a loss of $16 million in the quarter after making a loan loss provision of $180 million in the quarter, Limners and Bards fell 6 cents in trading 200,891 units at $2.88. Medical Disposables declined 30 cents to settle at $6.70. Paramount Trading climbed 15 cents and exchanged 10,694 shares at $2 and Stationery and Office Supplies ended trading 84,263 stock units after rising 17 cents to close at $11.20.

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

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