Junior Market down 31 points – Wednesday


Access Financial climbs $1.50 to $53 on Wednesday.

The Junior Market Index of the Jamaica Stock Exchange suffered another loss on Wednesday, in dropping 31.05 points to end at 3,007.50  as the prices of 7 securities advanced, 7 declined and 4 remained unchanged.
At the close of market activities, 18 securities changed hands versus 23 trading on Tuesday, resulting in a 235 percent rise in the volume traded to 3,476,318 units and 220 percent rise in the value traded to $18,368,653, compared to 1,037,386 units with a value of $5,738,091 changing hands on Tuesday.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
Trading ended with an average of 193,129 units for an average of $1,020,481 in contrast to 45,104 units for an average of $249,482 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amounts to 138,077 units valued at $769,532 and previously 132,834 units valued at $745,632. In contrast, May closed with an average of 217,589 units, valued at $1,322,452 for each security traded.
At the close of the market, Access Financial traded 29,618 shares and closed $1.50 higher at 53, CAC 2000 finished with a loss of 5 cents at $9, trading 7,400 stock units, Caribbean Producers finished trading 1,754 shares with a loss of 1 cent to $5.23, Elite Diagnostic settled at $3.12, with 18,000 units, Express Catering rose 1 cent to $7.95, with 124,568 shares. FosRich Group finished trading with a loss of 15 cents at $2.60, in the exchange of 31,996 shares, General Accident closed with a loss of 12 cents at $3, trading 1,500 stock units, Honey Bun concluded trading 31,090 shares and rose 36 cents to $5, Iron Rock finished 5 cents higher at $3.05, with 3,000 shares traded. Jamaican Teas ended trading at $5.50, with 649 stock units, Jetcon Corporation traded at $4, with 185,045 units, KLE Group closed at $2.95, with 100 shares changing hands, Knutsford Express fell $1.30 to $11.50, with 219,933 shares. Lasco Distributors gained 14 cents to close at $4.44, with 3,700 stock units, Lasco Financial finished with a loss of 6 cents at $5.15, exchanging 25,975 units, Lasco Manufacturing settled 30 cents higher at $4.45, with 2,647,259 shares, Main Event ended trading $1 higher at $8, with 5,264 shares and Stationery and Office shed 40 cents to close at $7.60, with 139,467 units changing hands.

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

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