Junior Market drops – Friday

Fontana ended at a record close of $6.07.

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market Index dived 26.62 points to close at 3,040.17 on Friday with three stocks hitting 52 weeks’ lows and two recording highs.
Trading concluded on Friday with 30 securities changing hands, up from 28 securities on Thursday. At the close the prices of 8 securities rose, 13 declined and 16 remained unchanged as 2,783,254 units valued at $9,535,345 changed hands, compared to 6,999,633 units valued at $19,497,999 on Thursday.
Trading ended with an average of 92,775 units for an average of $317,845 in contrast to 249,987 units for an average of $696,357 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 90,650 shares valued at $314,545 for each security traded compared to 90,650 shares valued at $314,545 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 $6.07, Elite Diagnostic traded at a 52 weeks’ high of $5.14 but pulled back at the close and GWest Corporation traded at a 52 weeks’ low of 70 cents before closing higher and Lasco Distributors ended at a 52 weeks’ low.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one closed with a lower offer.
Stocks ending with price changes| Access Financial declined 30 cents in trading 1,500 units at $43.20, AMG Packaging ended trading with 110,600 shares, after rising 16 cents to end at $2.16, after the company posted 28 percent increase in pretax profit for the third quarter to May and suggesting earnings in a full year of 12 cents per share. Blue Power fell 55 cents in trading of 81,109 units at $4.95, Caribbean Cream closed 2 cents higher at $5.56, with 9,850 stock units trading, Caribbean Flavours dropped $1.30 in trading of 11,831 units at $13, Derrimon Trading closed with a loss of 23 cents at $2.17, in swapping 437,640 shares. Express Catering closed trading of 150,668 units and gained 35 cents to end at $6.75, Elite Diagnostic climbed 25 cents and exchanged 24,410 shares at $4.95, after trading at a record high of $5.14, Fosrich Group ended market activity in exchanging 22,728 shares, to close at $4.20 after falling 5 cents. Fontana ended trading with 227,035 shares, after rising 7 cents to end at 52 weeks closing high of $6.07, Gwest Corporation closed 3 cents higher at 84 cents, with 167,462 stock units trading, but traded at an all-time low of 70 cents earlier in the trading session. Honey Bun ended market activity exchanging 87,841 shares to close at $6 after falling 21 cents, iCreate Limited ended with a loss of 1 cent at 71 cents with 551,200 stock units changing hands, Jamaican Teas shed 5 cents in trading of 36,000 units at $4.45, Jetcon Corporation lost 5 cents in exchanging 7,813 shares to close at $1.95. Knutsford Express lost 50 cents trading 108,090 units to close at $11. Lasco Distributors declined 30 cents trading of 466,362 units to end at a 52 weeks’ low of $3. Lasco Manufacturing lost 4 cents in exchanging 103,219 units at $4.06, Medical Disposables climbed 9 cents and exchanged 12,999 shares at $7.09, Main Event ended trading with 6,882 shares, after rising 99 cents to end at $6.70 and Stationery and Office Supplies ended market activity with 2,500 shares changing hands to close at $9.15 after falling 65 cents.

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

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