JSE majors up juniors drop sharply

Juniors stocks got hit hard in early trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange with the index falling 3 percent as 6 stocks in fell including all two of the Lasco companies as one stock gained after 90 minutes of trading.
JSE Int Cht 19-02-16A total of 16 stocks fell and only 9 rose as 36 securities have been active with 5,052,661 units changing hands of which Ciboney makes up more than half.
Attempts were made to trade Barita Investments at $3 with 35,250 units changing hands but the trade was cancelled as it exceeded 30 percent for the day, this is following the company’s release of first quarter results which showed a fall in profit as a result of increased cost, the stock traded at $4.20, Ciboney traded 2,953,517 units at 13 cents Scotia Group had 1,053,652 shares changing hands at $32.80, AMG Packaging fell to $14 after the stock traded as high as $21.50 last week on low volume and tTech traded at $5.
The all Jamaica Composite Index gained 285.01 points to 175,058.19, the JSE Market Index rose 255.02 points to 157,577.63, the JSE combined index fell 340.25 points to 168,240.49 and the junior market index dropped 64.27 points to 2,176.36.

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