Big rise in Junior Market index – Tuesday

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange jumped 40.27 points to close at 3,599.01 on Tuesday, as the prices of 12 securities rose and 17 declined while 3 closed unchanged.
At the close of trading, 32 securities changed hands and resulted in an exchange of 5,874,926 units valued at $26,569,201. compared to 3,862,662 units valued at $14,411,672 on Monday from an exchange of 30 securities.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 2 stocks closing with higher bids than their last selling prices and 2 that closed with lower offers.
Trading ended with an average of 183,591 units for an average of $830,288 in contrast to 128,755 units for an average of $480,389 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 284,096 units valued at $1,245,996 and previously 293,080 units valued at $1,283,154 for each security traded. July ended with an average of 138,412 units at $563,215 for each security traded.
Stocks ending with price changes| Access Financial gained $2 to end at $42 in trading 474 stock units, AMG Packaging fell 28 cents in trading of 155,000 units at $2.01, Blue Power ended trading with 34,911 shares, after rising 35 cents to end at $11.30, Caribbean Cream lost 59 cents in trading 241,833 shares to close at $4.70. Caribbean Flavours shed 24 cents in trading of 1,557 units at $18.75, Cargo Handlers gained $1 to end at $11 with 100 stock units trading, Caribbean Producers ended market activity exchanging 100,137 shares to close at $4.61 after falling 4 cents, Consolidated Bakeries ended trading with 64,895 shares, after rising 9 cents to end at $1.90. Express Catering closed trading of 473,595 units and gained 10 cents to end at $6.50, Everything Fresh declined 8 cents in exchanging 22,260 units in ending at $1.37, Elite Diagnostic ended trading with 173,867 shares, after rising 1 cent to end at $7. Fosrich closed 70 cents higher at $5.50, with an exchange of 33,246 stock units, Fontana lost 48 cents in trading 118,978 shares to close at $8. General Accident dipped 71 cents in trading of 107,220 units to close at $5.19, GWest Corporation closed 5 cents higher at $1.40, with 2,800 stock units trading, Honey Bun closed trading of 338,726 units and gained 65 cents to end at $7.15, iCreate lost 2 cents in trading of 68,475 units to close at 90 cents. Indies Pharma closed trading of 525,248 units and gained 5 cents to end at $3.45, Jamaican Teas lost 10 cents trading 237,066 units at $5.90. Jetcon Corporation closed 20 cents higher at $1.90, trading 74,860 stock units, Knutsford Express shed 5 cents trading 5,032 units to close at $11.10. KLE Group lost 29 cents trading 15,000 units at $2.01, Limners and Bards dipped 10 cents in trading of 1,928,642 units to end at $3.20, Lasco Distributors ended with a loss of 1 cent at 3.29 with 86,497 stock units changing hands, Lasco Financial lost 20 cents in trading 44,624 shares to close at $5. Lasco Manufacturing declined by 20 cents to settle at $5.30 in trading 936,497 shares. Main Event ended trading with 21,500 shares, after rising 35 cents to end at $6.85, Stationery and Office Supplies declined by 25 cents trading 15,920 units to close at $14.50 and tTech shed 5 cents in trading 100 units at $7.30.

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

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