Junior Market climbs 54 points Tuesday

Trading in the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Tuesday with a number of stocks advancing, out pacing those declining.
The volume and value of stocks traded climbed compared to that on Friday with the market index closing sharply higher.
The market index jumped 53.71 points to close at 3,161.90, as 23 securities traded, up from 19 on Friday with 10 stocks advancing, 5 declining and 8 traded firm. Trading closed with 7 stocks with bids higher than the last traded prices and 1 closing with a lower offer.
At the close 7,982,375 units value at $43,352,441 traded, compared with 1,948,274 valued at $10,702,346 passing through the market on the previous trading day. Trading was boosted by Express Catering with more than 6.6 million units changing hands.
Trading ended trading with an average of 347,060 units for an average of $1,884,889 in contrast to 102,541 units for an average of $563,281 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 147,562 units valued at $787,949 compared to 81,062 units valued at $422,302 previously. In contrast, July closed with average of 536,395 units at $1,905,441 for each security traded.
The volume of stocks trading and their last traded prices at the close are: AMG Packaging closing at $3.75 with 3,051 units changing hands, Blue Power dived $2.50 to close at $41.50 with 1,080 units changing hands, CAC 2000 closed at $7.50 with 341 shares, Caribbean Flavours closed at $11 with 1,500 shares, Caribbean Producers closed 5 cents higher at $3.50 with 5,100 shares, Consolidated Bakeries closed at $2.62 with 300 shares, Derrimon Trading ended 25 cents higher to close at $8 with 2,400 shares, Dolphin Cove rose $2 to close at $20 with 2,700 shares, Express Catering traded at a new high during the day at $5.57 but closed $1 lower for the day at $4.30 with 6,676,605 shares, General Accident rose 5 cents and closed at $2.90 with 4,517 shares, Honey Bun gained 5 cents to close at $5.55 with 2,500 units, Jamaican Teas lost 24 cents and closed at $4.51 with 6,871 shares, Jetcon Corporation rose 30 cents to close at $5.60 with 948,848 shares, as investors responded positively to the company’s six month results. KLE Group closed at $2 with 2,725 shares, Knutsford Express traded 11,598 shares at $15, Lasco Distributors closed 10 cents higher at $6.70 with 105,467 shares, Lasco Financial closed at $4 with 75,829 units, Lasco Manufacturing gained 7 cents to $4.40 with 21,104 shares, Main Event closed down by 5 cents at $4.85 with 24,040 shares, Medical Disposables closed at $5.50 with 42,269 shares, tTech climbed $1.50 higher to close at $9.50 with 6,500 stock units, Derrimon Trading preference share closed at $2.10 with 17,030 units and Eppley 10% preference share ended at $6.60 with 20,000 units after falling 1 cent.

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