Junior Market index slipped on Tuesday

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange index closed trading on Tuesday with a 5.30 points decline to 2,956.96 with prices of 10 securities advancing, 4 declining and 11 remaining unchanged.
Market activity resulted in 25 securities changing hands, compared to 22 trading on Monday, with an exchange of 1,349,465 units valued at $4,963,939 versus 996,521 units valued at $4,200,325 on Monday.
Trading ended with an average of 53,979 units for an average of $198,558 compared to an average of 45,296 units for an average of $190,924 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amounts to 99,267 units at $400,071, compared to an average of 105,226 units at $426,586 on the previous trading day. February closed with an average of 338,697 units at an average value of $1,495,774 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 6 stocks ending with the bid higher than the last selling price and 8 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended 20 cents higher at $2.20, with 50,000 stock units, CAC 2000 finished at $8.50, with 4,411 shares, Caribbean Cream ended trading with a loss of 12 cents at $6.98, with 143 shares, Caribbean Producers finished trading 22 cents higher at $4.62, with 1,901 units, Derrimon Trading concluded trading at $7.50, with 7,700 shares. Elite Diagnostic finished at $3, with 343,051 stock units, Eppley settled at $10, with 10,000 units, General Accident finished trading at $2.90, with 1,960 shares, GWest Corporation closed 4 cents higher at $2.89, with 311,948 stock units. Honey Bun ended 50 cents higher at $4.80, with 100 units, Iron Rock concluded trading 5 cents higher at $3.05, with 32,748 shares, Jamaican Teas settled at $4.50, with 28,000 shares, Jetcon Corporation ended trading 15 cents higher at $4.15, with 68,939 stock units. KLE Group finished trading 3 cents higher at $2.33, with 59,000 shares, Knutsford Express closed with a loss of 50 cents at $14.50, with 6,565 shares, Lasco Distributors ended with a loss of 48 cents at $3.70, with 273,277 shares, Lasco Financial concluded trading 20 cents higher at $5, with 19,260 stock units. Lasco Manufacturing finished with a loss of 20 cents at $4, with 40,700 units, Main Event settled 14 cents higher at $5.95, with 8,044 shares, Medical Disposables ended trading at $4.90, with 1,500 shares, Paramount Trading traded at $3.20, with 1,500 shares. Stationery and Office finished trading at $5.50, with 12,376 stock units and tTech ended 20 cents higher at $5.20, with 6,700 shares. In the junior market preference segment, Dolphin Cove ended $18 higher at $18, with 9,642 stock units, Eppley 8.75% settled $5.75 higher at $5.75, with 50,000 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

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