Junior Market enjoys a bounce

The Junior Market ended trading on Thursday after a struggle between winning and losing stocks with the market index only a few points from Wednesday’s closed before trading in Access Financial shares help to push the Market Index increased 19.88 points to 2582.42. 
Trading ended with 29 securities changing hands compared to 32 on Wednesday and ended with the prices of 12 stocks rising, 10 stocks falling in value and seven with prices remaining unchanged.
At the close, the average PE Ratio of the Junior Market ended at 10.9 based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed, with a pickup in trading and ended with an exchange of 5,119,129 shares for $18,508,860, compared to 2,599,966 units at $6,385,008 on Wednesday. Lasco Manufacturing led trading with 2.12 million shares for 41.4 percent of the volume, followed by Indies Pharma with 694,697 units for 13.6 percent of the day’s trade and Medical Disposables with 601,963 units for 11.8 percent market share.
An average of 176,522 units traded at $638,237, in contrast to an average of 81,249 at $199,669 on Wednesday. An average of 299,549 units at $819,862 for the month to date, in contrast to 306,642 units at $818,545. Trading in June resulted in an average of 245,049 units at $689,955 trading.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows three stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and five with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial carved out a gain of $2.48, to end at $25.98, with 5,619 shares crossing the market, AMG Packaging increased 10 cents to close at $1.80 while exchanging 13,000 stock units, Blue Power shed 3 cents to settle at $3.60 trading 155,147 shares. Caribbean Assurance Brokers climbed 10 cents to $2.25 with 8,966 units crossing the market, Caribbean Cream advanced by 2 cents to end at $3.86 with investors swapping 30,500 units, Caribbean Producers advanced by 5 cents to settle at $2.40 with an exchange of 11,000 shares. Derrimon Trading gained 9 cents to settle at $2.50 with investors exchanging 18,000 shares, Everything Fresh advanced by 12 cents to end at 74 cents with 46,513 shares crossing the market, Fontana carved out a gain of 6 cents and ending at $5.08 with 351,142 stock units changing hands. General Accident declined by 2 cents to close at $6.95 in trading 11,600 shares, Honey Bun dropped 24 cents to close at $5.26 with 203,497 stock units clearing the market, iCreate lost 2 cents in ending at 52 cents after exchanging 34,950 stock units. Indies Pharma rose 10 cents to close at $3 in an exchange of 694,697 units, Jamaican Teas shed 1 cent to end at $5.05 exchanging 962 units, Jetcon Corporation carved out a gain of 1 cent to end at $1.02 with investors switching ownership of 76,464 stock units. Lasco Financial carved out a loss 1 cent to close at $2.55 and finishing, with 1,750 shares changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing shed 10 cents to end at $3.65 with an exchange of 2,121,219 stock units, Limners and Bards carved out a loss 1 cent and ending at $2.69 in exchanging 66,085 stock units. Lumber Depot dropped by 3 cents to end at $1.04 with investors switching ownership of 21,077 stock units, Mailpac Group gained 6 cents to close at $2.08 in clearing the market with 544,372 stock units. Stationery and Office Supplies lost 6 cents in ending at $5.92, with 550 units changing hands and tTech jumped 55 cents to close at $6.50 in an exchange of 1,995 stock units.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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