Junior Market hits new record high

New record high for the JSE main market.

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange in trading on Monday with the market closing at a new record high, with the index rising 31.64 to close at 3,569 with a 10 percent gain for the year.
Junior Market ended trading with 32 securities changing hands, down from 35 on Friday, as prices of 14 securities rose, 12 declined and 6 remained unchanged.
At the close, Limners and Bards ended at a record close of $3.90, Elite Diagnostic closed at a record high of $6.40, General Accident closed at a 52 weeks’ high of $5.40, Lasco Financial traded at a 52 weeks’ high of $5.97 but Jamaican Teas traded at an intra-day record of $7.50 but pulled back after.
Market activities resulted in an exchange of 5,633,068 units valued at $25,345,257 compared to 6,412,413 units valued at $28,100,938 on Friday.
Trading ended with an average of 176,033 units for an average of $792,039 in contrast to 183,212 units for $802,884 on Friday for each security traded. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 179,783 valued at $797,704. July ended with an average of 138,412 units with a value of $563,215 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 3 stocks closing with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 closed with lower offers.
Stocks ending with price changes| Blue Power lost 1.80 cents in trading 128,748 shares to close at  $10.70, Caribbean Flavours declined $1.06 in trading of 43,842 units to close at $16.10, Caribbean Cream climbed 25 cents and exchanged 1,000 shares at $4.50, Cargo Handlers ended trading 978 shares, after rising 3 cents to end at $11. Consolidated Bakeries shed 10 cents in trading of 55,878 units at $2.20, Dolphin Cove closed 5 cents higher at $12.05, with 3,122 stock units trading, Derrimon Trading shed 20 cents in trading of 331,272 units to close at $2.60, Express Catering shed 20 cents in trading 139,420 units at $6.50. Everything Fresh climbed 24 cents and exchanged 166,102 shares at $1.59. Elite Diagnostic ended trading with 29,406 shares, after rising 18 cents to end at 52 weeks’ high of $6.40, Fosrich Group closed trading with 32,427 units and gained 3 cents to end at $4.93. General Accident closed trading of 100,100 units and gained 50 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $5.40, iCreate closed 10 cents higher at 80 cents, with 72,719 stock units trading, Indies Pharma dipped 9 cents in trading of 439,404 units at $3.21, Iron Rock Insurance shed 5 cents in trading of 23,919 units at $4. Infrequently traded ISP Finance dropped $2.15 in trading of 26,659 units at $11.50, Jamaican Teas lost 26 cents in trading of 220,533 units at $7, Jetcon Corporation climbed 3 cents in exchanging 61,340 shares at $1.96. Limners and Bards climbed 15 cents and exchanged 2,638,421 shares to end at a record close of $3.90. Lasco Distributors lost 25 cents trading 135,609 shares to close at $3.15, Lasco Financial closed trading of 129,841 units and gained 47 cents to end at 52 weeks’ high of $5.97, Lasco Manufacturing climbed 15 cents in exchanging 125,484 shares at $4.40, Medical Disposables ended trading 100 shares, after rising 80 cents to end at $8.80. Main Event ended market activity exchanging 6,210 shares to close at $7.84 after falling 11 cents, Paramount Trading shed 18 cents in trading of 15,000 units to close at $2.20, and Stationery and Office Supplies closed trading of 386 units and gained 39 cents to end at $12.59.

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

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