Falling Junior Market stocks dominate

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Wednesday in an exchange of 1,527,469 units valued at $5,859,798, compared to 1,508,027 units valued at $8,243,329 on Tuesday.
At the close of market activities, 28 securities changed hands, compared to 27 on Tuesday. Trading resulted in prices of 9 securities rising, 12 declining and 7 remaining unchanged. The Junior Market index climbed 18.73 points to 3,089.22.
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 8 with lower offers.
Trading ended with an average of 54,552 units for an average of $209,278 in contrast to 55,853 units for an average of $305,308 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 81,351 units valued at $303,536 and previously, 84,172 units valued at $313,458. In contrast, April closed with an average of 87,963 units valued $317,267 for each security traded.
At the close of the market, Blue Power concluded trading of 5,300 units with a loss of 30 cents at $4.40, Cargo Handlers lost 75 cents in closing at $10, with an exchange of just 300 shares, Caribbean Producers finished trading with 38,112 units, and fell 15 cents to end at $4.75. Consolidated Bakeries closed at $1.80, in trading 1,300 shares, Derrimon Trading ended 31 cents higher at $2.81, while exchanging 244,762 shares, Dolphin Cove concluded trading of 756 shares, with a loss of 5 cents in closing at $12, Everything Fresh settled with a loss of 7 cents at $1.53, with 180,495 units changing hands. Elite Diagnostic ended trading with 111,323 shares and rose 16 cents higher to $3.16, Express Catering traded 56,263 shares at $7, FosRich Group traded 31,741 shares, at $5, Fontana closed 10 cents higher at $4.60, with 470,171 stock units changing hands. General Accident ended with a loss of 1 cent at $4.49, with 10,000 units traded. GWest Corporation concluded trading with 14,282 shares, after rising 2 cents higher to $1.39, Honey Bun finished with a loss of 25 cents at $3.80, trading 3,948 shares, iCreate settled at 90 cents, with 29,014 shares crossing the exchange, Indies Pharma ended trading 36,600 stock units and rose 10 cents to close at $3.35. Iron Rock traded 116,347 units with a loss of 40 cents in closing at $3.50, Jamaican Teas closed 55 cents higher at $4.10, with an exchange of 24,296 shares, Jetcon Corporation  added 20 cents to close at $2.50, with 500 shares traded, Knutsford Express fell 25 cents to $12.50, trading 1,150 shares. Lasco Distributors ended trading of 29,827 shares, at $3.89,  Lasco Financial  exchanged 6,000 shares, and rose 20 cents to close at $4.70,  Lasco Manufacturing  finished trading 3,260 stock units after falling 26 cents to end at $3.34, Main Event closed with a loss of 50 cents at $5, with 8,129 units changing hands. Medical Disposables ended at $6.85, while exchanging 2,000 shares, SSL Venture Capital finished with a loss of 9 cents at $1.61, with 28,000 shares traded and Stationery and Office settled at $8.50 with an exchange of 72,193 stock units. In the junior market preference segment, Derrimon Trading ended 10 cents higher at $2, with 1,400 stock units changing hands.

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

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