Junior Market index rises – Monday

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Monday with Market Index advanced by 26.06 points to close at 3,235.07 from an equal number of stocks rising and falling.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 15 securities advanced, 15 declined and two remained unchanged, resulting in the average PE Ratio ending at 14.2 times earnings for 2019
Market activity ended with 32 securities changing hands and an exchange of 3,592,718 units valued at $9,412,656, compared to 4,639,848 units valued at $13,835,204 from 33 securities on Friday.
Trading ended with an average of 112,272 units for an average of $294,146 in contrast to 140,601 units for an average of $419,249 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 164,155 valued at $643,813 and previously 168,606 valued at $673,811. In contrast, December closed with an average of 521,319 shares at $1,344,719 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows six stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and five with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial lost $1.60 trading 1,414 shares to close at $30.50, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 1 cent at $2.01 with 71,183 stock units changing hands, Blue Power closed 1 cent higher at $4.40, with an exchange of 20,241 stock units. CAC 2000 climbed $1.50 to settle at $15 with 13,500 shares changing hands, Caribbean Flavours gained $1.98 to end at $17 with 802 stock units trading, Derrimon Trading dipped 28 cents in transferring 17,446 units at $2.30, Dolphin Cove ended with a loss of 1 cent at $11.60 with 1,001 stock units changing hands. Elite Diagnostic traded 35,800 shares, after rising 12 cents to finish at $4.50, Everything Fresh ended with a loss of 1 cent at $1.05 with 35,600 stock units crossing the exchange, Express Catering climbed 10 cents and exchanged 250 shares at $6.60. Fosrich ended trading with 19,641 shares, after rising 15 cents to end at $4.25, Fontana fell 4 cents in with 88,457 units changing hands at $7.10, General Accident dipped 39 cents in trading 31,568 units at $6.36. Honey Bun climbed 19 cents, exchanging 5,339 shares at $8.20, iCreate ended market activity trading 401,583 shares to close at 75 cents after falling 10 cents, Indies Pharma dipped 4 cents to $3.06 in swapping 513,785 units. Jamaican Teas ended market activity, exchanging 140,915 shares to close at $6.69 after falling 19 cents, Jetcon Corporation climbed 20 cents and traded 55,131 shares at $1.65, Key Insurance ended market activity, with 18,397 shares crossing the exchange to close at $3.70 after falling 10 cents, KLE Group finished trading with 319,823 shares, after rising 6 cents to end at $2.10. Knutsford Express dropped 84 cents in transferring 2,033 units at $9.11. Lasco Distributors fell 13 cents and completed market activity exchanging 79,999 shares to close at $3.16, Lasco Financial lost 10 cents trading 52,450 stock units to close at $4.30, Lasco Manufacturing climbed 15 cents and exchanged 98,768 shares at $4.31. Limners and Bards ended with a loss of 1 cent at $2.99, with 28,873 stock units changing hands. Lumber Depot climbed 19 cents and exchanged 1,018,540 shares at $1.80, MailPac rose 2 cents in transferring of 459,048 shares at $2.07. Main Event ended trading with 2,740 shares, after rising 10 cents to $6.50, Medical Disposables closed 59 cents higher at $7.59, with 2,433 stock units trading and Paramount Trading closed with 15,041 units changing hands and gained 20 cents to end at $1.90.

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

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