Junior Market breaks fall

Junior Market trades

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market index advanced 8.80 points to close at 3,406.51 in trading on Thursday and breaking the 87 points fall over the previous two trading days.
At the close of market activities, 27 securities changed hands versus 29 trading on Wednesday with the prices of 8 securities rising, 13 declining and 6 remaining unchanged.
Market activities, resulted in an exchange of 1,961,441 units valued at $10,776,646 down from 3,632,177 units valued at $18,080,990 changing hands on Wednesday.
Trading ended with an average of 72,646 units for an average of $399,135 in contrast to 125,247 units for an average of $623,482 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 89,655 units at $454,422 compared to 91,863 units at $461,599 previously, in contrast, September closed with an average of 954,574 units valued at $2,612,695 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 9 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, Access Financial gained $1 to end at $35, trading just 100 shares, Blue Power fell 75 cents trading of 37,629 units to end at $7.75, Caribbean Cream closed 3 cents higher at $4.55, with 4,400 stock units trading, Caribbean Flavours exchanged 996 units and gained 1 cent to end at $13.01. Caribbean Producers traded 25,710 shares, after rising 9 cents to end at $4.80, Consolidated Bakeries closed with a loss of 11 cents at $1.65, in swapping of 256,598 shares, Derrimon Trading dipped 2 cents trading 11,166 units at $2.55. Express Catering declined 15 cents with 2,685 units changing hands at $6, Everything Fresh shed 13 cents with an exchange of 32,000 units at $1.17, Elite Diagnostic fell 15 cents in trading 18,274 units at $5.55, Fontana closed with 208,472 shares crossing the exchange, after rising 15 cents to end at $8. General Accident closed trading of 16,286 units in gaining 10 cents to end at $6.95, Honey Bun dipped 4 cents in swapping 2,902 units at $6.50, iCreate ended trading with 3,570 shares, after rising 3 cents to end at 73 cents, Indies Pharma lost 10 cents trading 33,638 shares to close at $3.20. Jamaican Teas fell 15 cents exchanging 20,250 units at $6.10, Jetcon Corporation ended with a loss of 1 cent at $1.99 with 42,100 stock units changing hands. Lasco Financial closed 24 cents higher at $5, with 1,366 stock units trading, Lasco Manufacturing lost 15 cents to end at $5.20 in swapping 60,998 shares, Limners and Bards lost 12 cents trading 275,900 shares to close at $2.58 and Paramount Trading declined by 4 cents to settle at $2.20 after exchanging 7,132 shares.

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

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