Big gain for Junior Market – Wednesday

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange made good gains in trading on Wednesday, leading to a strong 45.43 points rise in the market index to close at 3,060.54 but with 52 percent less volume than on Tuesday.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 10 securities advanced, 5 declined and 8 remained unchanged. Trading ended with 24 securities changing hands, leading to an exchange of 1,734,955 units valued at $7,708,054, compared to trading of 28 securities on 3,635,699 units valued at $13,729,423 on Tuesday.
The market closed with the prices of 11 stocks advancing, 5 declining and 8 remaining unchanged.
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 4 with lower offers.
Trading ended with an average of 72,290 units for an average of $321,169 in contrast to 129,846 units for an average of $490,337 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 108,262 units valued at $359,706 and previously, 115,060 units valued at $366,988. In contrast, April closed with an average of 87,963 units valued $317,267 for each security traded.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging traded 4,618 stock units in ending at $2, Caribbean Flavours closed trading of 63,000 stock units at $16.50, Caribbean Producers finished trading just 100 units and rose 18 cents to $4.98, Derrimon Trading ended at $2.70, with 7,000 shares changing hands, Dolphin Cove concluded trading of 54,000 shares at $12.05. Everything Fresh finished with a loss of 5 cents at $1.55, with an exchange of 22,876 stock units, Elite Diagnostic settled 35 cents higher at $3.35, with 83,722 units crossing the exchange, Express Catering ended with a loss of 55 cents at $7.15, in the trading of 4,770 shares. FosRich Group added  5 cents to end at $4.10, with 3,814 shares trading, Fontana gained 40 cents to close at a new all-time high of $4.70, with 242,766 shares changing hands, General Accident closed 49 cents higher at $4.49, with an exchange of 110,830 stock units, GWest Corporation ended at $1.35, with 51,272 units traded. Honey Bun concluded trading with 9,174 shares and lost 35 cents to end at $3.80, iCreate closed trading of 10,200 shares with a gain of 7 cents to end at 85 cents, Indies Pharma  exchanged 603,300 shares at $3.35,  Iron Rock  settled with a loss of 40 cents at $3.50, with 256 shares. Jamaican Teas  closed 21 cents higher at $4.15, with 32,934 units changing hands, Jetcon Corporation  finished trading at $2.30, in exchanging 17,863 shares. Lasco Distributors traded 116,192 units for 1 cent higher, at $3.90, Lasco Financial settled at $4.40, trading 124,901 shares, Lasco Manufacturing ended with a rise of 39 cents to $3.64, with the trading of 116,121 shares, Main Event traded 25,000 shares with a loss of 1 cent at $5. Medical Disposables climbed $1 higher to close at $7.50, with 8,000 stock units changing hands and Stationery and Office concluded trading of 22,246 shares with a gain of 26 cents to close at $7.01.

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

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