Junior Market at new record high – Friday

New record high for the JSE Junior Market.

The record-breaking run by the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange continued, in trading on Friday, with the market index rising 20.53 points to close at 3,600.97 pushing the gain for the market in 2019 to 11 percent.
The Junior Market ended with 29 securities changing hands, compared to 31 on Thursday, as prices of 13 securities rose, 12 declined and 5 remained unchanged. At the close, three stocks closed at 52 weeks’ highs, General Accident at $5.99, Lasco Manufacturing at $5.25, Stationery and Office Supplies  trading at an all-time high of $13.80. Lasco Financial traded at a 52 weeks’ high of $6.97 but ended at $6 at the close.
Market activities resulted in an exchange of 5,740,137 units valued at $27,712,664 up 25 percent from 4,594,972 units valued at $22,321,170 on Thursday.
The average trade for the day was 197,936 units at $955,609 for each security traded, in contrast to 139,242 units for an average of $676,399 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 184,657 units valued at $846,809 and previously 181,805 valued at $823,437 for each security traded. July ended with an average of 138,412 units at $563,215 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows one stock closing with a higher bid than the last selling price and one closing with a lower offer.
Stocks ending with price changes| AMG Packaging closed trading of 69,200 units and  Stationery & Office Supplies hit a record high of $13.80 on Friday.gained 2 cents to end at $2.32, Blue Power declined 97 cents in trading 18,722 units at $8.53,
Stationery & Office Supplies hit a record high on Friday.

Stationery & Office Supplies – Montego Bay office.

Cargo Handlers dropped $1.05 trading 20,142 shares to close at $10.95, Caribbean Cream closed trading of 2,000 units and gained 5 cents to end at $5. Caribbean Producers ended trading with 210,651 shares, after rising 1 cent to end at $4.80, Consolidated Bakeries lost 5 cents in trading of 97,399 units at $2.35, Everything Fresh closed 4 cents higher at $1.85, with 50,351 stock units trading, Elite Diagnostic ended trading with 12,715 shares, after rising 27 cents to end at a record high of $6.77. Fosrich Group fell 8 cents in trading of 43,831 units at $4.85, Fontana lost 20 cents trading 515,929 shares to close at $8.10, General Accident closed trading of 1,065,500 units and gained 59 cents to end at 52 weeks’ high of $5.99, GWest Corporation dipped 10 cents in trading of 600 units at $1.30. iCreate closed trading of 24,831 units and gained 5 cents to end at 85 cents, Indies Pharma rose 21 cents to end at $3.51 while trading of 31,777 units, Iron Rock Insurance traded 48,900 shares and gained 10 cents to end at $4.10, Jamaican Teas exchanged 73,755 shares to close at $6 after falling 85 cents. Jetcon Corporation lost 20 cents in trading of 5,000 units at $1.80, KLE Group climbed 57 cents after exchanging 100 shares at $2.30, Limners and Bards lost 20 cents trading of 2,335,719 units at $3.50, Lasco Distributors exchanged 99,503 shares to close at $3.46 after falling 29 cents. Lasco Financial lost 50 cents in trading of 60,054 units to settle at $6, Lasco Manufacturing ended trading with 432,852 shares, after rising 9 cents to end at 52 weeks’ closing high of $5.25, Medical Disposables ended with a loss of 1 cent at $7 with 4,446 stock units changing hands. Stationery and Supplies climbed $1.80 to end at a record high of $13.80 with 55,145 shares changing hands after the company posted record half-year results and tTech Limited climbed 43 cents and exchanged 27,924 shares at $6.93, following the release of the half-year results.

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

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