Junior Market inches higher – Thursday

Fontana traded at a record high of $6.50.

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange finished on Thursday with 31 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 1,571,911 units valued at $7,260,237 compared to 2,596,610 units valued at $10,273,509 on Wednesday.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 12 securities advanced, 11 declined and 8 remained unchanged. The Junior Market Index advanced 9.90 points to close at 3,108.84.
rading ended with an average of 50,707 units for an average of $234,201 in contrast to 89,538 units for an average of $354,259 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 59,608 shares valued at $233,610 for each security traded compared to 63,015 shares valued at $233,383 traded previously. June ended with an average of 166,169 units at $674,841 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging declined 10 cents in trading of 21,794 units at $1.90, Caribbean Cream shed 20 cents in trading of 63,191 units to close at $4.80, Caribbean Flavours climbed 30 cents and exchanged 10,000 shares at $14.30, Caribbean Producers ended trading with 1,500 shares, after rising 19 cents to end at $4.95. Consolidated Bakeries declined by 20 cents to settle at $1.80, in exchanging 25,100 shares, Dolphin Cove climbed 5 cents and traded 25,332 shares at $11.75, Derrimon Trading climbed 4 cents with 20,100 shares trading at $2.54. Everything Fresh lost 3 cents in trading 26,106 units at $1.37, Elite Diagnostic ended trading with 73,335 shares, after rising 5 cents to end at $4.40, Express Catering closed 17 cents higher at $6.87, with 20,125 stock units trading, Fosrich Group lost 21 cents in trading 24,039 shares to close at 4.25 cents. Fontana ended trading with 418,248 shares, after rising 5 cents to end at a record high of $5.90,but the stock traded as higgh as $6.50 in the morning. General Accident ended trading with 27,371 shares, after rising 15 cents to end at $4.20, GWest Corporation declined by 3 cents to settle at all-time low of 98 cents, iCreate closed 1 cent higher at 73 cents, with 54,529 stock units trading. Indies Pharma climbed 3 cents and exchanged 22,427 shares at $3.18, ISP Finance declined $3.35 in trading of 2,916 units to close at $13.65, Jetcon Corporation lost 18 cents in trading of 10,650 units at close at a 52 weeks’ low of $1.70, Key Insurance decline 35 cents in trading of 5,494 units at $3. Lasco Distributors gained 5 cents and finished trading at 40,207 shares at $3.35, Lasco Financial closed trading of 280,000 shares at $4.10, Lasco Manufacturing lost 5 cents in trading 221,052 shares to close at $4.20, Main Event closed trading of 44,886 units and gained 42 cents to end at $6.52 and Paramount Trading lost 20 cents in trading of 1,300 units at $1.80.

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

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