Investors push Derrimon stocks up sharply – Friday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange, is seeing sparse trading, ahead of the Christmas holidays Thursday’s well below levels, leading to falls in the market indices in the morning session on Friday.
ICI trd sht int -23-12-16rInvestors pushed Derrimon Trading by 80 cents to $4.80 with 87,710 following the company’s report on Thursday that it will be making prepayment for 23,379,208 stock units in Caribbean Flavours. When purchased, Derimon would become the parent company having had just under 50 percent of the shares currently. This would require an offer being made to minority shareholders.
Market activity was moderate, resulting in only 20 securities trading at 10:45 am, compared to 15 on Thursday. A total of 9 securities advanced and 5 declined, resulting in a volume of 272,207 shares changing hands, carrying a value of $4,538,567, compared 904,871 shares changing hands, carrying a value of $7,114,541 on Thursday. The average number of shares traded, amount to 13,610 units versus 60,325 units on Thursday.
The all Jamaica Composite Index slipped 728.63 points to 202,396.49, the Jamaica Stock Exchange Market Index shed 651.53 points to 185,353.01, the Jamaica Stock Exchange combined index lost 556.28 points to be at 197,746.15 and the junior market index rose 4.66 to 2,516.51.

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