Junior Market close to April’s high

The Junior Market made more gains on Thursday Index advanced by 47.99 points to close at 2,628.43, to be 21.5 percent down from the January opening. The market is close April’s high point of 2,689 and takes it back close to the March 5 close of 2,656.41.  
At the end of market activities on Thursday, 29 securities changing hands, with the prices of 12 securities advanced, 12 declined and five remained unchanged. The PE ratio of the market ended at 9.3 times 2020-21 earnings.
Trading settled with resulted in 4,251,896 units valued $11,083,038 changing hands, compared to 4,137,638 units at $10,997,880 from 32 securities on Wednesday.
The average trade for the day was 146,617 units at $382,174, in contrast to 393,489 units at $1,786,797 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 151,266 units valued at $493,240 and previously 151,514 units valued at $499,172. In comparison, 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 five stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial shed 49 cents in trading of 1,000 units to settle at $22.51, AMG Packaging declined by 25 cents to $1.50 with 2,200 units changing hands, Caribbean Assurance Brokers fell 3 cents to $2.27 with an exchange of 17,695 units. Caribbean Cream added 1 cent in swapping 52,300 shares to close at $2.73, Caribbean Producers dipped 5 cents trading 206,917 units to finish at $2.35, Derrimon Trading rise 10 cents to end at $2.60 with an exchange of 1,000 shares. Elite Diagnostic closed 5 cents higher at $3.40, with 500 stock units crossing the exchange, Everything Fresh ended with a loss of 1 cent at 74 cents with 24,265 stock units changing hands, Express Catering shed 50 cents in trading 8,500 units to settle at $4. Fontana closed at $5.70 after dropping 25 cents in the swapping of 24,236 units, Fosrich exchanged 80,263 shares, after rising 15 cents to $4, General Accident declined by 22 cents to settle at $6 with 472,257 units changing hands. Honey Bun closed trading of 103,484 stock units and gained 33 cents to end at $5.41, Jamaican Teas rose 20 cents to end at $4.70 with an exchange of 30,055 shares, Jetcon Corporation fell 9 cents and closed at 80 cents after swapping 50,000 shares. Knutsford Express dropped $1.48 to close at $7.50 in the trading of 22,762 shares, Lasco Distributors climbed 42 cents exchanging 141,402 shares to settle at $3.15, Lasco Financial closed 5 cents higher at $2.70 with 3,234 shares crossing through the market. Lasco Manufacturing jumped 49 cents and exchanged 45,634 shares to end at $4.50, Limners and Bards fell 13 cents to $1.82 with 16,945 units changing hands, Lumber Depot inched 1 cent higher to $1.14 with 140,862 shares traded. MailPac Group ended the day with 2,321,013 shares being exchanged after rising 3 cents to $1.88, Paramount Trading slipped 1 cent to $1.99 in the swapping of 295,500 stock units and tTech climbed 29 cents to $4.70 with a mere five shares crossing the exchange.

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

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