Junior Market index drops again – Monday

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange dropped for the third consecutive day on Monday with a decline of 30.58 points to close at 3,558.74, with a total fall of 104.20 points since peaking at 3,662.94 on August 14.
At the close of trading, 30 securities changed hands, resulting in an exchange of 3,862,662 units valued at $14,411,672 compared to 47,537,916 units valued at $199,478,180 on Friday from an exchange of 35 securities. The market closed with a rise of 14 securities and a decline of 14 with 7 left unchanged.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 2 stocks closing with higher bids than their last selling prices and none closing with a lower offer.
Trading ended with an average of 128,755 units for an average of $480,389 in contrast to 1,358,226 units for an average of $5,699,377 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 293,080 units valued at $1,283,154 and previously 308,109 units valued at $1,356,578 for each security traded. July ended with an average of 138,412 units at $563,215 for each security traded.
Stocks ending with price changes| Access Financial lost $2.50 in trading 661 shares to close at $40, AMG Packaging closed trading of 5,197 units and gained 7 cents to end at $2.29, Blue Power climbed $1.45 to settle at $10.95 with 56,371 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cream closed 69 cents higher at $5.29, with 22,325 stock units trading. Caribbean Flavours close with a loss of $1.01 cents at $18.99,I exchanging 443 shares, Cargo Handlers ended market activity exchanging 17,900 shares to close at $10 after falling $1.40, Caribbean Producers lost 5 cents in trading 130,098 units at $4.65, Consolidated Bakeries lost 9 cents in trading of 14,000 units at $1.81. Derrimon Trading closed with a loss of 6 cents at $2.90, in swapping of 19,663 shares, Everything Fresh gained 1 cent to end at $1.45, trading 145,979 shares, Elite Diagnostic closed trading of 24,426 units and gained 24 cents to end at $6.99, Fosrich ended trading of 45,983 shares, after rising 10 cents to end at $4.80. Fontana ended 8 cents higher at $8.48, with the trading of 205,144 stock units, GWest Corporation closed 14 cents higher at $1.35, with 4,000 stock units trading, Honey Bun closed trading of 14,170 units and gained 29 cents to end at $6.50, iCreate closed trading of 326,610 units and gained 12 cents to end at 92 cents. Iron Rock Insurance lost 50 cents in trading of 9,419 units at $4, Jetcon Corporation climbed 12 cents and exchanged 242,483 shares at $1.70, Limners and Bards closed 15 cents higher at $3.30, with 1,833,785 stock units trading. Lasco Distributors shed 17 cents in trading of 17,466 units at $3.30, Lasco Financial closed trading of 86,947 units and gained 46 cents to end at $5.20. Medical Disposables ended trading with 2,356 shares, after rising 20 cents to end at $7.50, Main Event fell 50 cents in trading of 32,699 units at $6.50, Stationery and Office Supplies fell 25 cents in trading of 4,090 units at $14.75 and tTech ended trading with 100 shares, after rising 80 cents to end at $7.35.

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

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