Junior Market slips this week

Trading on the Junior Market of The Jamaica Stock exchange resulted in a fall in the market index for the third time this week, as the index closed the week under the 2,600 points mark at 2,584.29, after falling 30.72 points on Friday and the week, with a 33.96 points loss.
The day’s activities ended, with 31 securities changing hands, down from 32 on Thursday and ended with the prices of seven stocks rising, 13 declining and 11 closing unchanged. The average PE ratio of the Junior Market ended at ten based on IC Insider.com’s projected earnings for 2020-21.
Investors exchanged of 5,923,133 shares at $14,437,994 compared to 2,672,495 units valued at $9,837,334 on Thursday.
The average trade of the day was 191,069 units at $465,742, in contrast to an average of 83,515 units for $307,417 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 250,116 units valued at $638,843 in contrast to 253,214 units at $624,575, previously traded. In contrast, May closed with an average of 150,274 units for $491,077 for each security.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows two stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Blue Power declined by 3 cents in ending at $3.67 after swapping 33,687 shares, Cargo Handlers decreased 50 cents to $7 trading 10,197 units, Caribbean Assurance Brokers rose 8 cents to settle at $2.20 with 67,210 shares changing hands. Caribbean Flavours declined 30 cents to close at $11.70 with an exchange of 162 stock units, Caribbean Producers shed 4 cents to settle at $2.34 after exchanging 84,080 units, Derrimon Trading declined by 26 cents to close at $2.18 trading 400,000 shares. Fontana inched 1 cent to $5.49 with an exchange of 150,227 stock units, General Accident increased 10 cents to settle at $6 trading just 100 shares, iCreate lost 1 cent to end at 57 cents in swapping 98,157 stock units. Indies Pharma fell 10 cents after closing at $2.50 and trading 535,688 units, Jamaican Teas increased 28 cents to $4.71 with 285,487 stock units crossing the exchange, Jetcon Corporation dropped 2 cents to close at $1.02 with an exchange of 406,110 shares. Knutsford Express fell 70 cents to close at $8 with an exchange of 39,200 stock units, Lasco Distributors rose 5 cents to $3.05 with an exchange of 352,503 shares, Lasco Manufacturing decreased by 5 cents to settle at $3.95 in trading 4,216 stock units. Limners and Bards shed 30 cents to end at $2.40 after exchanging 506,191 shares, Mailpac Group added 8 cents to settle at $1.97 with 2,553,025 stock units changing hands, Medical Disposables shed 1 cent to close at $6.74 after swapped 3,911 units and tTech gained 1 cent in ending at $4.70 with an exchange of 59,766 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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