Junior Market blast pass 3,500 to record

New record high for the JSE Junior Market.

Investors pushed most prices higher on the Junior Market in trading on Friday with the vast majority of companies contributing to market activity as the market index rocketed to cross the 3,500 mark for the first time.
The Junior Market Index jumped 74.67 points to close at a record 3,537.21 on a day when 35 securities changed hands, up from 32 on Wednesday, as prices of 21 securities rose, 9 declined and 5 remained unchanged.
At the close, Limners and Bards ended at a record close of $3.75, Elite Diagnostic closed at a record high of $6.22, Jamaican Teas ended at a record close of $7.26, but Caribbean Cream closed at a 52 weeks’ low of $4.25.
Market activities resulted in an exchange of 6,412,413 units valued at $28,100,938 compared to 16,230,256 units valued at $62,517,388 on Wednesday.
Trading ended with an average of 183,212 units for an average of $802,884 in contrast to 479,173 units for an average of $2,057,215 on Wednesday. July ended with an average of 138,412 units with a value of $563,215 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 3 stocks closing with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 closed with lower offers.
Stocks ending with price changes|Access Financial gained $1.45 to end at $47.95, trading 500 shares, AMG Packaging rose 3 cents to end at $2.30 with 19,256 stock units trading, Blue Power shed 50 cents to settle at $12.50 with 125,315 shares changing hands. CAC 2000 gained 10 cents to end at $16 with 30,300 stock units trading, Caribbean Cream dived $1.06 to settle at a 52 weeks’ closing low of $4.25 with 9,376 shares changing hands, Caribbean Flavours climbed $1.06 to settle at $17.16 with 50,301 shares changing hands. Cargo Handlers gained 97 to end at $10.97, trading 100 shares, Caribbean Producers ended at $4.80, trading 28,075 shares, Consolidated Bakeries rose 10 cents to end at $2.30 trading 50,536 stock units Derrimon Trading gained 20 cents to end at $2.80, in exchanging 466,558 shares. Dolphin Cove fell 5 cents to end at $12 with 100 stock units trading. Express Catering climbed 20 cents to settle at $6.70 with 69,027 shares changing hands, Everything Fresh gained 4 cents to end at $1.35 with 165,730 stock units changing hands, Elite Diagnostic rose 52 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $6.22, trading 158,926 shares. Fosrich Group added 20 cents to settle at $4.90 with 12,025 shares changing hands, Fontana dropped 15 cents to settle at $8.60 with 311,145 shares changing hands, General Accident climbed 35 cents to $4.90 trading 102,460 shares, GWest Corporation traded 15,899 shares at $1.54. Honey Bun fell 35 cents to end at $5, with 434,837 shares changing hands, iCreate exchanged 68,780 shares to close at 70 cents, Indies Pharma gained 20 cents to end at $3.30 trading 58,782 stock units, Jamaican Teas gained $1.61 to end at a record close of $7.26 trading 39,035 stock units changing hands. Jetcon Corporation climbed 23 cents to settle at $1.93 with 103,043 shares trading, Knutsford Express shed 50 cents to end at $12 with an exchange of 2,643 stock units, Key Insurance dropped 65 cents to settle at $3.25 with 200 shares changing hands, Limners and Bards gained 60 cents to end at record close of $3.75 with 3,292,680 stock units trading. Lasco Distributors added 7 cents to end at $3.40, trading 48,900 stock units. Lasco Financial rose 35 cents to $5.50, in trading 83,035 shares, Lasco Manufacturing inched 5 cents higher to settle at $4.25 with 306,360 shares changing hands, Main Event climbed 95 cents to end at $7.95, trading 50,790 shares, Medical Disposables gained 50 cents to end at $8 with 18,200 stock units trading. Paramount Trading fell 2 cents to $2.38, trading 102,000 shares, Iron Rock Insurance rose 5 cents to settle at $4.05 with 23,679 shares changing hands, Stationery and Office Supplies fell 45 cents to end at $12.20, in trading 17,920 shares and tTech closed at $6, trading 145,900 shares.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

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