Junior Market flashing bullish sign- Monday

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange index closed trading on Monday with a 40.83 points rise to close at 2,956.96 with the prices of 6 securities advancing, 10 declining and 7 remaining unchanged.
The market closed with a bullish short term signal with 21 securities closing with bids that are the same or higher than the last traded price, suggesting that a wide number of prices will have to increase to get orders filled.
Market activity resulted in 22 securities changing hands, compared to 26 trading on Friday, with an exchange of 996,521 units valued at $4,200,325 versus 3,564,305 units valued at $13,411,844 on Friday.
Trading ended with an average of 45,296 units for an average of $190,924 compared to an average of 137,089 units for an average of $249,136 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amounts to 105,226 units at $426,586, compared to an average of 113,074 units at $457,447 on the previous trading day. February closed with an average of 338,697 units at an average value of $1,495,774 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 3 stocks ending with the bid higher than the last selling price and 7 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial jumped $5 to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $56, with 5,000 shares, AMG Packaging ended at $2, with 119,595 stock units, Blue Power concluded trading at $33.01, with 3,267 units, Caribbean Cream ended trading 10 cents higher at $7.10, with 10,000 shares, Caribbean Producers finished trading with a loss of 1 cent at $4.40, with 3,661 units. Elite Diagnostic settled with a loss of 1 cent at $3, with 318,518 units, Eppley ended trading 50 cents higher at $10, with 50,000 shares, Express Catering traded with a loss of 2 cents at $4.80, with 6,690 shares, FosRich Group finished trading at $2.68, with 39,164 shares. General Accident closed with a loss of 40 cents at $2.90, with 103,754 stock units, Honey Bun concluded trading with a loss of 55 cents at $4.30, with 30,402 shares, Iron Rock finished at $3, with 3,000 shares, Jamaican Teas ended trading with a loss of 5 cents at $4.50, with 17,590 stock units. Jetcon Corporation traded 12 cents higher at $4, with 18,846 units, Lasco Distributors concluded trading 3 cents higher at $4.18, with 38,811 stock units, Lasco Financial finished with a loss of 20 cents at $4.80, with 34,940 units, Lasco Manufacturing settled with a loss of 5 cents at $4.20, with 79,450 shares. Main Event ended trading with a loss of 39 cents at $5.81, with 21,909 shares, Medical Disposables traded at $4.90, with 2,500 shares, Paramount Trading finished trading 1 cent higher at $3.20, with 4,452 stock units and Stationery and Office closed at $5.50, with 83,972 units. In the junior market preference segment, Derrimon Trading closed with a loss of 15 cents at $2, with 1,000 shares changed hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

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