Junior Market slips

Junior Market activities ended on Wednesday with 30 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 1,154,175 units for $4,201,370 compared to 1,065,830 units valued at $4,608,133 from 25 securities trading on Tuesday.
At the close, the Junior Market Index slipped 1.18 points to close at 3,376.87, resulting from gains in 6 securities and declines in 13 while the prices of 11 remained unchanged, leaving the market’s average PE to 13.9.
Trading ended with an average of 38,473 units for an average of $140,046 in contrast to 42,633 units for an average of $184,325 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 37,077 shares at $167,956 compared to an average of 36,256 units at $184,373 for each security traded. In contrast, November closed with an average of 120,579 shares at $506,880 for each security exchanged.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator with 5 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial traded just 150 units to finish with a gain of 10 cents at $30.10, Blue Power lost 4 cents to end at $6.91 with 12,804 units crossing the market, Cargo Handlers closed with a rise of 55 cents at $10, in swapping of 7,893 shares. Caribbean Producers added just 1 cent to close at $4.81 with an exchange of 1,162 shares, Elite Diagnostic shed 15 cents after 57,675 shares changed hands at $5.30, Express Catering gained 17 cents after exchanging 51,680 shares at $6.32, Fontana closed trading of 93,858 units, but lost 2 cents to end at $7.80. FosRich dropped $1.24 to end at $3.61 while exchanging 25,042 shares, General Accident lost 19 cents in trading 2,000 stock units at $7.50, Honey Bun closed with a loss of 10 cents at $7.60, with 23,290 stock units crossing the exchange, Indies Pharma traded 78,735 shares and fell 5 cents and close at $3.05. Investors transferred 30,200 shares of Jetcon Corporation after falling 15 cents to end at $1.80, Knutsford Express lost 90 cents in trading 1,500 stock units at $10.10,Lasco Distributors closed trading with 88,435 units and gained 20 cents to end at $3.70. Limners and Bardslost 7 cents with 36,899 shares changing hands at $2.82, newly listed MailPac traded 49,373 shares and rose 32 cents to close at a new high of $1.32.Main Eventlost 20 cents to close at $6 after 36,234 shares crossed the exchange, Stationery and Office Supplies lost 55 cents in trading 36,550 units at $11 and tTechfell 50 cents in transferring 50 stock units at $5.50.

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

Junior Market index drops

Junior Market activity ended on Tuesday with 25 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 1,065,830 units valued at $4,608,133 compared to 783,241 units at $4,794,911 from 26 securities trading on Monday.
At the close, the Junior Market Index declined 33.54 points to close at 3,378.05, resulting from gains in 9 securities and declines in 10 while the prices of 7 remained unchanged and moving the market’s average PE to 12.6.
Trading ended with an average of 42,633 units for an average of $184,325 in contrast to 30,125 units for an average of $184,420 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 36,256 shares at $184,373 for each security traded. In contrast, November closed with an average of 120,579 shares at $506,880 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator with 5 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging traded 5,443 units to finish with a loss of 1 cent at $2.06, Blue Power rose 5 cents to end at $6.95 with 17,769 units crossing the market. Dolphin Cove closed with a rise of just 1 cent at $11.11, in swapping of 589 shares. Elite Diagnostic added 5 cents and exchanged 1,090 shares at $5.45, Everything Fresh traded 6,000 units and rose 12 cents to close at $$1.22, Express Catering gained 15 cents after exchanging 10,629 shares at $6.15. Fontana closed trading of 205,925 units and rose 32 cents to end at $7.82, FosRich lost 5 cents and ended with 10,340 shares trading, to end at $4.85. Honey Bun closed 20 cents higher at a 52 weeks’ high of $7.70, with 116,987 stock units crossing the exchange, Indies Pharma traded 13,170 shares and fell 25 cents and close at $3.10. Jetcon Corporation transferred just 15 shares after rising 15 cents to end at $1.95, Lasco Distributors closed trading of 17,427 units and shed 40 cents to end at $3.50. Lasco Manufacturing exchanged 97,354 shares, after declining 22 cents to end at $5, Limners and Bards lost 6 cents and traded 88,879 shares at $2.89. Main Event exchanged 758 shares after rising 20 cents to close at $6.20, Paramount Trading rose 16 cents in transferring 3,000 stock units at $2.14 and Stationery and Office Supplies climbed 55 cents in trading of 8,250 units at $11.55.

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

Sharp rise in Junior Market index

Junior Market activities ended on Monday with 26 securities changing hands, from 29 on Friday, resulting in an exchange of 883,148 units valued at $4,794,911 compared to 2,703,365 units valued at $18,646,706 on Friday.
At the close, the market index gained 37.52 points to close at 3,411.59, resulting from gains in 9 securities and declines in 11 while the prices of 7 remained unchanged and moving the market’s average PE to 12.6.
Trading ended with an average of 33,967 units for an average of $184,420 in contrast to 93,219 units for an average of $642,990 on Friday. In contrast, November closed with an average of 120,579 shares at $506,880 for each security exchanged
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 3 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial dropped $6.68 trading 10,522 units to finish at $30, Caribbean Flavours lost $2.26 to end at $15.64 with a mere 50 units crossing the market. Derrimon Trading gained just 3 cents to end at $2.62 with 149,264 stock units changing hands, Dolphin Cove closed with a rise of only 1 cent at $11.11, in swapping of 589 shares. Elite Diagnostic added 8 cents and exchanged 86,142 shares at $5.40, Express Catering dropped 38 cents after exchanging 43,365 shares at $6. Fontana closed trading of 16,028, units, but fell 30 cents to end at $7.50, GWest Corporation ended with 5,000 shares trading, after rising 6 cents to end at $1.06. Honey Bun closed 50 cents higher at $7.50, with 63,788 stock units crossing the exchange, Indies Pharma traded 5,536 shares and rose 25 cents and close at $3.35. ISP Finance traded 302 shares after falling 31 cents to end at $31.99, KLE Group gained 13 cents in trading of 200 units at $1.53, Lasco Distributors closed trading of 9,000 units and gained 40 cents to end at $3.90. Lasco Financial closed trading of 17,100 units and shed 9 cents to end at $4.41, Lasco Manufacturing exchanged 171,733 shares, after rising 17 cents to end at $5.22, Limners and Bards lost 5 cents and traded 7,500 shares at $2.95. Paramount Trading rose 2 cents in transferring 38,656 stock units at $1.98, Stationery and Office Supplies fell 5 cents in trading of 16,904 units at $11 and tTech exchanged 8,000 shares at $6 with the fall of 1 cent.

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

Junior Market activities rise

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Junior Market activities ended on Friday with 29 securities changing hands, from 32 on Thursday, resulting in an exchange of 2,703,365 shares costing $18,646,706, compared to 9,668,717 units for $14,175,803 on Thursday.
At the close, the market index rose 18.14 points to 3,374.07, resulting from gains in 15 securities and declines in 7 while the prices of 7 remained unchanged and moving the market’s average PE to 14.8.
Trading ended with an average of 93,219 units for $642,990 for each stock traded, in contrast to 302,147 units, for an average of $442,994 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 120,579 shares at $506,880 and previously 121,954 shares at $524,208, 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 10 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial lost 32 cents trading 43,201 units to finish at $36.68, CAC 2000 climbed $3 to settle at $13 with 100 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cream closed 33 cents higher at $4.40, with 1,000 stock units trading. Caribbean Flavours jumped $4.90 to end at $17.90 with 29,194 units crossing the market, Derrimon Trading gained just 1 cent to end at $2.65 with 64,246 stock units changing hands, Dolphin Cove closed with a loss of 10 cents at $11.10, in swapping of 9,300 shares. Elite Diagnostic climbed 2 cents and exchanged 4,500 shares at $5.32, Everything Fresh shed 15 cents in trading of 4,600 units at $1.10, Express Catering climbed 18 cents and exchanged 28,419 shares at $6.38. Fosrich closed 20 cents higher at $4.90, with 35,045 stock units trading, Fontana closed trading of 1,809,050 units and gained 60 cents to end at $7.80, General Accident lost 6 cents to end at $7.69, while trading 7,362 shares, GWest Corporation ended with 50,406 shares trading, after rising 3 cents to end at $1. Honey Bun closed 50 cents higher at $7, with 19,297 stock units crossing the exchange, Knutsford Express traded 57,500 units and gained 82 cents to end at $11. KLE Group fell 30 cents in trading of 25,000 units at a 52 weeks’ low of $1.40, Lasco Distributors closed trading of 161,966 units and gained 20 cents to end at $3.50. Lasco Financial closed trading of 49,351 units and gained 11 cents to end at $4.50, Lasco Manufacturing exchanged 18,705 shares, after rising 3 cents to end at $5.05, Limners and Bards climbed 18 cents and traded 29,455 shares at $3, Paramount Trading shed 4 cents in a transfer of 21,750 units at $1.96 and Stationery and Office Supplies fell 45 cents in trading of 4,921 units at $11.05.

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

Junior Market activities surge

Investors pushed Junior Market activities higher on Thursday with 32 securities changing hands up from 30 on Wednesday, resulting in an exchange of 9,668,717 units for $14,175,803, compared to 977,621 units at $4,392,917 on Wednesday.
At the close, the market index jumped 38.52 points to close at 3,355.93, resulting from 10 securities rising and 7 declining while the prices of 15 remained unchanged and the market’s average PE standing at 14.6.
Trading ended with an average of 302,147 units for an average of $442,994 in contrast to 32,587 units for an average of $146,431 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 121,954 shares at $524,208 and previously 111,374 shares at $528,977, 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 9 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 7 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial climbed $8 to settle at $37 with 68,059 shares changing hands, Blue Power lost 5 cents at $6.90, in swapping 6,743 units, Caribbean Flavours added 5 cents after exchanging 4,702 stock units at $13. Dolphin Cove gained $1.90 to end at $11.20 in trading 3,196 shares, Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 1 cent at $2.64 with 7,405 stock units changing hands, Express Catering fell 20 cents trading 650 units at $6.20, Everything Fresh ended with 8,910,186 shares crossing the exchange, after rising 21 cents to $1.25. Express Catering fell 20 cents trading 650 units at $6.20, Fosrich lost 10 cents in trading 27,056 shares to close at $4.70, General Accident gained 55 cents to end at $7.75, in exchanging 10,000 shares, GWest Corporation closed with 100,000 units crossing the exchange and gained 7 cents to end at 97 cents. Indies Pharma ended market activity exchanging 137,922 shares to close at $3.10 after falling 26 cents, Jamaican Teas gained 10 cents with 24,400 shares crossing the market at $6.20, Lasco Distributors dipped 20 cents in an exchange of 14,190 units at $3.30, Lasco Financial closed 9 cents higher at $4.39, with 4,075 stock units changing hands. Lasco Manufacturing lost 8 cents trading 4,555 shares to close at $5.02, Stationery and Office Supplies rose 31 cents in an exchange of 40,958 shares at $11.50 and tTech traded 3,626 shares, after rising 50 cents to end at $6.01.

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

Junior Market suffers fall

Investors traded the same number of Junior Market securities of 30 for each day this week up to Wednesday with modest volume changing hands.
The market closed with 977,621 units valued at $4,392,917 crossing the exchange, compared to 779,323 units valued at $4,286,981 on Tuesday.
At the close, the market index declined by 25.23 points to close at 3,317.41, resulting from 10 securities rising and 12 falling while the prices of 8 remained unchanged and the market’s average PE standing at 14.4.
Trading ended with an average of 32,587 units for an average of $146,431 in contrast to 25,977 units for an average of $142,899 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 111,374 shares at $528,977 and previously 115,963 shares at $551,261, for each security traded. In contrast, October closed with an average of 186,927 units valued at $788,734 for each security changing hands.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator with 6 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Caribbean Flavours dipped 5 cents in trading 8,350 units at $12.95, Cargo Handlers lost 60 cents in exchanging 100 units at $9.45, Caribbean Producers ended trading with 15,901 shares, after rising 8 cents to $4.80, Dolphin Cove dropped $2.45 to end at $9.30, in trading 2,300 shares. Elite Diagnostic exchanged 223,332 units and gained 15 cents to end at $5.30, Express Catering closed trading of 32,025 units and gained 70 cents to end at $6.40. Everything Fresh declined by 41 cents to settle at $1.04, after swapping 55,750 units, Fosrich climbed 10 cents after exchanging 10,100 shares at $4.80, General Accident lost 80 cents at $7.20, after swapping 11,838 stock units. GWest Corporation exchanged 128,675 shares to close at 90 cents after falling 5 cents, iCreate added 1 cent and exchanged just 598 shares at 63 cents, Indies Pharma closed 16 cents higher at $3.36, with 22,045 stock units trading, Jamaican Teas closed 15 cents higher at $6.10, with 6,500 stock units trading. KLE Group fell 5 cents in trading of 540 units at $1.70, Knutsford Express lost 32 cents in trading 7,900 shares, to close at $10.18, Lasco Distributors closed 20 cents higher at $3.50, with 713 stock units changing hands, Lasco Financial fell 20 cents in trading of 26,760 units to close at $4.30. Lasco Manufacturing closed 10 cents higher at $5.10, with a transfer of 187,153 stock units, Limners and Bards climbed 12 cents and exchanged 56,121 shares at $2.82, Main Event fell 50 cents in trading of 9,500 units at $6 and Medical Disposables lost 84 cents with 4,000 units changing hands at $7.96.

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

Junior Market trading drops index rise

Investors traded the same number of Junior Market securities on Tuesday as on Monday but with fewer units changing hands with a mere 779,323 units valued at $4,286,981 compared to 1,945,433 units valued at $5,415,942 on Monday.
At the close, the market index climbed by 29.38 points to close at 3,342.64, resulting from 9 securities rising and 14 declining while the prices of 8 remained unchanged and the market’s average PE standing at 14.6.
Trading ended with an average of 25,977 units for $142,899 in contrast to 64,848 units for an average of $180,531 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 115,963 shares at $551,261 and previously 121,529 shares at $576,521, for each security traded. In contrast, October closed with an average of 186,927 units valued at $788,734 for each security.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator with 7 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 7 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial lost $2 in trading of 4,000 units to close at $29, AMG Packaging ended with 2,601 shares changing hands, after rising 2 cents to end at $2.07, Blue Power declined 35 cents to $6.95, after transferring 17,787 shares. Caribbean Producers closed 2 cents higher at $4.72, trading 3,100 stock units, Derrimon Trading ended with 10,000 shares crossing the exchange, after rising 1 cent to end at $2.65. Dolphin Cove climbed $2.75 to settle at $11.75 with 6,226 shares changing hands, Elite Diagnostic lost 15 cents in trading 55,195 units at $5.15, Everything Fresh exchanged 5,000 shares, after rising 35 cents to end at $1.45, Express Catering ended market activity in exchanging 19,700 shares to close at $5.70 after falling 70 cents. Fosrich declined 5 cents to settle at $4.70, with 6,000 shares crossing the exchange. Fontana lost 29 cents in trading of 216,393 units at $7.20, General Accident dipped 9 cents with 10,000 shares changing hands to close at $8, Indies Pharma slipped 16 cents in trading 12,809 stock units to close at $3.20, Jamaican Teas shed 25 cents with 15,300 units crossing the exchange at $5.95. Jetcon Corporation declined 10 cents in trading 3,210 units at $1.80, Knutsford Express saw 3,368 units transferred with a gain of 50 cents to end at $10.50, Lasco Distributors shed 10 cents in trading of 55,474 units at $3.30, Lasco Manufacturing lost 15 cents in 54,354 units changing hands at $5. Limners and Bards fell 5 cents in trading of 33,137 units at $2.70, Medical Disposables traded with 27,000 shares, after rising 80 cents to end at $8.80, Paramount Trading closed with a transfer of 26,842 units and gained 25 cents to end at $2 and SSL Venture lost 8 cents in trading 3,000 shares to close at $1.50.

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

JSE main market rally

The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market surged forward on Monday with the All Jamaican Composite Index rising 2,208.01 points to close at 552,699.92, while the JSE Index gained 1,955.43 points to 503,282.40 and the JSE Financial Index inched 0.11 points higher to 136.477
The market closed with 41 securities changing hands in the main and US dollar markets with 12 stocks advancing, 17 declining and 12 stocks trading firm. Main market activity ended with 38 securities accounting for 17,983,605 units valued at $109,287,271, in contrast to 16,239,630 units valued at $138,772,724 on Friday from 35 securities.
Sagicor Select Funds dominated trading with 9.4 million shares for 52 percent of the day’s trade after hitting an intraday low of $1. Wigton Windfarm followed with 4.3 million shares for 24 percent main market volume after moving to an intraday record high of $1.15 and Jamaica Stock Exchange with 1.17 million shares and 6.5 percent. QWI Investments traded at an all-time low of $1.
The market closed with an average of 473,523 units valued at an average of $2,875,981 for each security traded, in contrast to 463,989 units for an average of 3,964,935 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 644,199 units valued at $9,331,109 and previously, an average of 655,062 units valued at $9,766,801 for each security changing hands. The market closed out October with an average of 957,488 units valued at $13,947,047 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 13 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers. The PE ratio of the market ended at 17.9 with the main market ending at 18.8 times 2019 current year’s earnings.
In main market activity, Caribbean Cement jumped $4.96 to close at $80, with 27,200 shares changing hands, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund closed $1.40 lower at $36.60, with the trading of 299 units, Eppley ended at $14.50 after falling $1.40 and swapping 1,535 stock units. Grace Kennedy slid $2 to end at $62, in trading 17,288 shares, Jamaica Broilers gained $2 to close at $40 with an exchange of 33,910 shares, Jamaica Stock Exchange dropped $5.38, settling at $25 after 1,172,512 shares crossed the exchange, JMMB Group rose 99 cents to end at $46.99, with exchanging 616,089 shares. Kingston Wharves closed $1.53 lower to $57.25, with 2,600 units changing hands, Mayberry Investments lost 30 cents in transferring 28,450 shares to settle at $8.20, Mayberry Jamaica Equities closed $1.10 higher at $13.30 trading 207,200 units. 138 Student Living added 42 cents, ending the day at $4.30, transferring 626 shares, PanJam Investment lost 90 cents to close at $101.10 with 537 units trading. Proven Investments added 50 cents to $48, after exchanging 21,603 units, Pulse Investments rose to $4.55 with gains of 55 cents while trading 106,793 shares, Scotia Group tumbled to $52.95 with a fall of $2.05 in transferring 105,340 shares and Seprod closed 38 cents lower to $50.62, with 43,247 units changing hands.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 31,272,177 units valued at US$9,869,582, with the market index losing 1.70 points to close at 214.18. Proven Investments lost 0.45 US cents to close at 31.15 US cents in the trading 31,265,399 shares, JMMB Group 6% preference share closed at US$1.02 exchanging 1,700 units and Sygnus Credit Investments ended at 14 US cents with 1,778 units changing hands.

Mixed Junior Market trading – Monday

Trading activity on the Junior Market on Monday ended with 30 securities changing hands, against 26 26 on Friday but with an exchange of just 1,945,433 units valued at $5,415,942 compared to 5,092,867 units valued at $20,132,259 on Friday.
At the close, the market index declined by 15.14 points to close at 3,313.26, resulting from 17 securities rising and 9 declining while the prices of 3 remained unchanged and the market’s average PE standing at 14.5.
Trading ended with an average of 64,848 units for an average of $180,531 in contrast to 195,880 units for an average of $774,318 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 121,529 shares at $576,521 and previously 125,267 shares at $602,630, for each security traded. In contrast, October closed with an average of 186,927 units valued at $788,734 for each active security.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator with 5 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging gained 5 cents to close at $2.05, in trading 1,874 stock units, Blue Power closed trading of 1,600 units and gained 10 cents to end at $7.30, Caribbean Flavours rose 70 cents higher to close at $13, with 2,298 stock units changing hands. Caribbean Producers closed with a loss of 5 cents at $4.70, in swapping of 109,552 shares, Consolidated Bakeries exchanged 35,000 units and gained 1 cent to end at $1.80, Elite Diagnostic ended trading with 81,123 shares, after rising 31 cents to $5.30. Investors transferred 252,481 units of Everything Fresh moving the price up by 5 cents to end at $1.10, Express Catering gained 30 cents to end at $6.40, in trading 18,082 shares, Fosrich fell 5 cents with 18,900 units changing hands at $4.75, General Accident climbed 79 cents to end at $8.09, with 19,988 stock units trading. Honey Bun rose 5 cents and exchanged 882 shares at $6.50, iCreate gained 1 cent to end at 62 cents, after trading 281,304 shares, Indies Pharma shed 3 cents with 30,104 units crossing the exchange at $3.36, Iron Rock Insurance lost 3 cents in trading 93,990 units at $3.45. Jamaican Teas lost 3 cents trading 17,750 units at $6.20, Jetcon Corporation closed with a loss of 5 cents at $1.90, in swapping of 20,200 shares, Knutsford Express lost 85 cents in trading 3,643 stocks units to close at $10, Lasco Distributors dropped 49 cents in trading of 6,091 units at $3.40. Lasco Financial closed trading of 322,888 units and gained 35 cents to end at $4.50, Lasco Manufacturing fell 4 cents in trading of 45,901 units at $5.15, Limners and Bards climbed 3 cents and exchanged 63,595 shares at $2.75. Medical Disposables closed trading of 3,000 units and gained 55 cents to end at $8, Main Event climbed 40 cents in exchanging 200 shares at $6.50, Stationery and Office Supplies rose 13 cents to settle at $11.19 with 2,300 shares changing hands. SSL Venture gained 8 cents to close at $1.58, with 373,768 stock units trading and Ttech climbed 1 cent and exchanged 14,936 shares at $5.51.
In the junior market preference segment, CAC 2000 traded 1,763 units and gained 3 cents to end at $1.13.

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

Junior Market volume jumps sharply

Lasco Distributors traded 4 million shares on Friday

Trading activity on the Junior Market on Friday jumped sharply to 5,092,867 units valued at $20,132,259 on Friday as 26 securities changed hands, compared to 713,482 units valued at $2,556,745, from 28 companies on Thursday.
At the close, the market index rose by 14.52 points to close at 3,328.40. Trading resulted in 13 securities rising and 7 declining while the prices of 6 remained unchanged and the market’s PE stood at 14.4.
Trading ended with an average of 195,880 units for an average of $774,318 in contrast to 25,482 units for an average of $91,312 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 125,267 shares at $602,630 and previously 120,987 shares at $592,225, 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 4 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial gained $2 to end at $31, in trading 6,070 shares, Blue Power closed 24 cents higher at $7.20, with an exchange of 1,350 stock units, Caribbean Cream ended with 3,000 shares crossing the exchange after rising 1 cent to end at $4.07. Caribbean Producers climbed 5 cents and exchanged 53,040 shares at $4.75, Consolidated Bakeries closed trading of 1,732 units and gained 29 cents to end at $1.79. Dolphin Cove dropped $1.50 to end at $9 in the swapping of 36,500 shares, Elite Diagnostic ended trading with 70,800 shares, after rising 14 cents to end at $4.99, Everything Fresh ended with 74,964 shares changing hands, after rising 1 cent to end at $1.05. Express Catering fell 5 cents to end at $6.10 with 13,467 stock units trading, Fontana closed 19 cents higher at $7.49, while 141,899 stock units changed hands, General Accident had 1,300 units crossing the exchange and gained 20 cents to end at $7.30, Honey Bun shed 5 cents in trading of 10,000 units at $6.45. Indies Pharma exchanged 19,802 units and gained 4 cents to end at $3.39, Iron Rock Insurance fell 2 cents in trading of 128,140 units at $3.48, Jamaican Teas declined by 7 cents with an exchange of 183,943 units to close at $6.23, Lasco Distributors lost 2 cents to settle at $3.89 while trading 4,004,247 shares. Lasco Manufacturing ended with a loss of 1 cent at $5.19 with 59,007 stock units changing hands, Medical Disposables closed 70 cents higher at $7.45, in trading 1,000 stock units, Stationery and Office Supplies traded 2,000 stock units and gained 6 cents to end at $11.06 and SSL Venture climbed 20 cents and exchanged 23,600 shares at $1.50.

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