Junior Market drops 90 points in July

Fontana ended at a record close of $6.20.

It has not been a good July for the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange so far, as the market index continuing to slide, with a 26.77 points fall on Monday on top of the 26.62 points drop on Friday.
The market that started the month at 3,103.60 has now lost 90 points to close at 3,013.40 on Monday on a day when declining stocks outnumbered rising stocks 3 to 1.
Trading ended on Monday with 30 securities changing hands, similar to Friday’s level, resulting in an exchange of 2,734,886 units valued at $7,413,545 compared to 2,783,254 units valued at $9,535,345 on Friday. At the close of market activities, the prices of 5 securities advanced, 14 declined and 11 remained unchanged.
Trading ended with an average of 91,163 units at $247,118 for each security trading, in contrast to 92,775 units for an average of $317,845 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 90,896 shares valued at $308,570 for each security traded, compared to 90,868 shares valued at $314,884 traded previously. June ended with an average of 166,169 units at $674,841 for each security traded.
Fontana closed at an all-time high of $6.20, GWest Corporation closed at a 52 weeks’ low of 70 cents and Jetcon Corporation ended at a 52 weeks’ low of $1.60.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 closed with lower offers.
Stocks ending with price changes| AMG Packaging climbed 11 cents in exchanging 35,696 shares at $2.27,after trading as high as $2.50, with investors responding positively to improved profit posted for the company’s May quarter. Blue Power traded 1,550 shares, after rising 40 cents to end at $5.35, Caribbean Producers lost 4 cents trading 5,260 shares to close at $4.76, Consolidated Bakeries ended market activity exchanging 58,600 shares to close at $1.80 after falling 10 cents. Derrimon Trading ended trading with 78,832 shares, after rising 13 cents to end at $2.30, Express Catering declined 65 cents in trading of 44,521 units at $6.10. Everything Fresh ended market activity in exchanging 84,200 shares to close at $1.36 after falling 4 cents, Elite Diagnostic fell 15 cents trading 4,210 units at $4.80. Fosrich Group dipped 10 cents in trading of 29,637 units at $4.10, Fontana closed trading of 171,573 units and gained 13 cents to end at $6.20. General Accident lost 10 cents trading 1,540 units at $4.20, Gwest Corporation declined 14 cents in trading of 558,259 units to end at an all-time closing low of 70 cents, Honey Bun lost 5 cents in exchanging 6,000 units at $5.95, Jamaican Teas dipped 5 cents in with 44,032 units changing hands at $4.40. Jetcon Corporation declined 35 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ low of $1.60, trading 85,000 shares, Key Insurance ended market activity exchanging 2,021 shares, to close at $2.90 after falling 10 cents. Lasco Financial ended with a loss of 1 cent at $4.49 with 18,200 stock units changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing climbed 14 cents after exchanging 134,182 shares at $4.20 and Main Event lost 38 cents in trading 12,734 shares to close at $6.32.

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

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