Junior Market index dives – Friday

Lasco Distributors traded at a 52 weeks’ intraday low of $3.08 to help contribute to the market’s fall.

The Junior Market Index fell at the close of trading on Friday, diving 40.75 points to end at 2,740.99, following gains in the prices of 11 securities, declines in 6 with prices 6 closing unchanged.
Heavily weighted, Lasco Distributors fell to a 52 weeks low of $3.08, with the average price falling by 48 cents and Main Event average price fell 59 cents and had a big impact on the movement in the index.
Trading ended with 23 securities changing hands, resulting in a sharp increase in the level of trading and ending with an exchange of 3,580,303 units valued at $11,760,975 compared to 1,545,528 units valued at $6,934,013 from 27 securities trading on Thursday.
Trading ended with an average of 155,665 units for an average of $511,347 in contrast to 57,242 units for an average of $256,815 on Thursday. For the month to date an average of 111,860 shares valued at $449,952 and previously, an average of 106,557 shares valued at $442,520. December closed with an average of 568,732 units valued at $3,447,957 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 7 stocks ending with bids higher than the last selling prices and 6 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 17 cents at a 52 weeks’ low of $2.55, with 42,770 stock units, Caribbean Flavours traded 50 cents higher at $11.50, with 1,000 stock units, Caribbean Producers finished trading with a loss of 22 cents at $4.28, in ecanging 4,536 units, C2W Music ended at 60 cents, with 53,700 shares, Derrimon Trading concluded trading at $7, with 1,500 shares. Express Catering ended trading 20 cents higher at $5.20, with 75,180 shares, FosRich Group traded with a loss of 30 cents at $2.60, with 38,803 shares, General Accident finished trading 5 cents higher at $2.95, with 1,000 shares, GWest Corporation closed at $2.93, with 112,301 stock units. Honey Bun ended at $4.05, with 25,880 units, ISP Finance finished with a loss of 44 cents at $12.06, with 100 shares, Jamaican Teas settled 15 cents higher at $4.65, with 14,255 shares, KLE Group finished trading at $2.30, with 100 shares. Knutsford Express closed 15 cents higher at $15, with 6,798 shares, Lasco Distributors ended 13 cents higher at $3.63, with 2,958,400 shares but traded at an intraday cents at a 52 weeks’ low of $3.08, Lasco Financial concluded trading 9 cents higher at $5.50, with 32,202 stock units, Lasco Manufacturing finished with a loss of 20 cents at $3.35, with 55,901 units. Main Event settled with a loss of 77 cents at $5.03, in trading 53,695 shares, Medical Disposables ended trading 5 cents higher at $5, with 500 shares, Paramount Trading traded 12 cents higher at $3.59, with 1,175 shares and Stationery and Office finished trading 1 cent higher at $4.90, with 91,557 stock units. In the junior market preference segment, Eppley 10% ended 2 cents higher at $6.02, with 100 stock units and Eppley 8.25% concluded trading with a loss of 5 cents at cents at a 52 weeks’ low of $5.45, with 8,850 units trading.

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

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