Junior Market dips again – Monday

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Monday with an exchange of 1,085,258 units valued $4,012,944 compared to 1,842,715 units valued at $6,647,469 on Friday.
At the close of market activities, 30 securities changed hands, compared to 31 on Friday, resulting in the prices of 7 securities advancing, 14 declining and 9 remaining unchanged. The Junior Market Index declined 7.04 points to close at 3,089.38 with one stock rising to an all-time high and one closing at an all-time low.
Trading ended with an average of 36,175 units for an average of $133,765 in contrast to 59,442 units for an average of $214,434 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 55,515 shares valued at $212,860 for each security traded compared to 59,572 shares valued at $229,453 traded previously. June ended with an average of 166,169 units at $674,841 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 7 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
Stocks with price changes| Access Financial lost $1.80 trading 5,000 shares to close at $43.20, AMG Packaging fell 10 cents in trading of 17,000 units at $1.90, CAC 2000 closed with a loss of $2 to end at $13, exchanging 3,600 shares, Derrimon Trading closed 7 cents higher at $2.50, with 165,409 stock units trading. Express Catering ended with a loss of 1 cent at $6.85 with 40,630 stock units changing hands. Elite Diagnostic ended trading with 35,000 shares, after rising 35 cents to end at an all-time high of $4.85, Fosrich Group closed 25 cents higher at $4.65, with 26,787 stock units trading, Fontana declined by 6 cents to settle at $5.84 while trading 95,229 shares. Gwest Corporation ended market activity exchanging 12,715 shares to close at an all-time low of 90 cents after falling 5 cents, iCreate declined by 3 cents to settle at 70 cents trading 75,964 shares, Indies Pharma climbed 9 cents and exchanged 67,652 shares at $3.10. Jamaican Teas closed 16 cents higher at $4.56, with 21,998 stock units trading, Key Insurance gained 3 cents to end at $3.03 trading of 9,015 units, KLE Group lost 25 cents in trading 3,570 shares to close at 2.10 cents, Knutsford Express fell $1.29 trading of 7,850 units to end at $11.51. Lasco Financial shed 11 cents in trading of 43,799 units at $4.49, Lasco Manufacturing lost 13 cents in trading of 19,632 units at $4.01. Main Event declined $1.29 in trading of 8,927 units at $5.71, Paramount Trading added 1 cent in exchanging 16,235 shares at $1.81, Stationery and Office Supplies closed with a loss of 30 cents at $9.50, swapping of 9,177, shares and tTech ended market activity exchanging 4,175 shares to close at $4.80 after falling 70 cents.

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

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