Junior Market climbs higher

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange moved higher on Friday, with the Junior Market Index advancing 20.68 points to close at 2,546.69 35 securities changing hands, with the prices of 13 securities rising, 15 declining and seven finishing unchanged.

Junior Market Index showing a bullish signal.

Market Activity, resulted in an exchange of 4,259,300 units valued at $14,475,328, down slightly to 3,217,184 units at $14,221,850 on Thursday.
Trading closed with an average of 121,694 units at $413,581 for each security changing hands, in contrast to 110,937 units for an average of $490,409 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 136,296 units valued at $420,686 and previously 152,184 units valued at $421,248. In contrast, April closed with an average of 447,863 units valued at 1,028,076 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows two stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling price and one with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, Access Financial dipped 75 cents in trading 416 units at $23.25, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 1 cent at $1.75 with 750 stock units changing hands, Blue Power ended trading with 500 shares, after rising 5 cents to end at $3.75. Cargo Handlers closed 5 cents higher at $6.55, with 190 stock units trading, Caribbean Cream climbed 15 cents and exchanged 734 shares at $2.69, Caribbean Producers closed 11 cents higher at $2.52, with 477,643 stock units trading. Derrimon Trading closed 7 cents higher at $2.50, with 17,431 stock units traded, Elite Diagnostic declined by 59 cents in exchanging 9,360 units at $3.29, Express Catering climbed 16 cents and exchanged 18,269 shares at $3.51, Fosrich closed 30 cents higher after trading 99,267 stock units at $4. Fontana closed trading of 96,620 units and gained 34 cents to end at $5.90, General Accident closed 2 cents higher at $6.01, with 648,867 stock units trading. Honey Bun climbed 45 cents and exchanged 52,137 shares at $5.45, iCreate closed with 112,094 units passing through the market and gained 2 cents to end at 55 cents, Iron Rock Insurance declined by 9 cents to settle at $3.90, with 3,000 units changing hands. Jamaican Teas ended trading of 125,687 units with gains of 39 cents to end at $4.29, Jetcon Corporation closed with a loss of 8 cents at 80 cents swapping 28,000 shares, Knutsford Express closed trading of 500 units and gained 20 cents to end at $8.70. Lasco Distributors declined by 10 cents trading 630,500 units at $2.90, Lasco Manufacturing fell by 30 cents exchanging 797,613 units at $4, Limners and Bards dipped 8 cents trading 198,771 units at $1.82. Lumber Depot shed 2 cents trading 370,242 units at $1.12, MailPac Group closed with a loss of 3 cents at $1.88 swapping 251,508 shares, Medical Disposables shed 5 cents transferring 22,711 units at $7. Main Event lost 10 cents in trading of 18,000 units at $4.08, Stationery and Office Supplies lost 5 cents 20,757 units changing hands at $6. SSL Venture ended market activity while exchanging 18,400 shares to close at 75 cents, after falling 10 cents and tTech closed with a loss of 9 cents at $4.41 after swapping 42,269 shares.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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