Sharp rise in Junior Market trading

Trading on the Junior Market surged on Tuesday with an exchange of 12,854,412 units amounting to $57,700,892, compared to 1,518,746 units valued $8,756,192 on Monday as 29 securities changed hands, down from 34 on Monday.
At the close, the market index rose 14.97 points to close at 3,308.39 after pushing the prices of 10 securities lower and 8 higher while leaving the prices of 11 unchanged and the market’s PE at 13.8.
Trading ended with an average of 443,256 units for an average of $1,989,686 in contrast to 44,669 units for an average of $257,535 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 135,292 shares at $667,284 and previously 109,101 shares at $554,821, for each security traded. In contrast, October closed with an average of 186,927 units valued at $788,734 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator with 2 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial ended with a loss of $1 cent and ended at a 52 weeks’ low of $29 with 13,900 stock units changing hands, AMG Packaging climbed 17 cents and exchanged 365,511 shares at $2.07, Blue Power closed trading of 14,431 units and gained 19 cents to end at $7. Caribbean Flavours ended with a loss of 1 cent at $12.30 with 10,387 stock units changing hands, Consolidated Bakeries shed 20 cents in trading of 3,500 units at $1.60, Dolphin Cove lost 40 cents in exchanging 100 shares to close at $10.50. Elite Diagnostic lost 25 cents as 369,485 units crossing the exchange at $5.25, Everything Fresh closed with a loss of 8 cents at $1.02, in the swapping of 208,000 shares, Express Catering traded 131,780 shares, after rising 30 cents to end at $6.30, Fosrich ended with 7,492 shares changing hands, after rising 5 cents to end at $4.75. Fontana closed 16 cents higher at $7, with 137,572 stock units trading, General Accident climbed $1.50 to end at $8 with an exchange of 46,000 stock units, GWest Corporation closed with a loss of 3 cents at 95 cents, in swapping of 4,342 shares, iCreate fell 9 cents in trading of 28,984 units at 60 cents. Jetcon Corporation lost 13 cents with a transfer of just 11,000 shares to close at $1.80, Lasco Distributors climbed 57 cents and inn exchanging 7,112,148 shares at $3.90, Lasco Financial shed 12 cents in trading of 27,655 units at $4.18, Lasco Manufacturing closed trading of 312,553 units and gained 20 cents to end at $5.25.

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

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