Junior Market jumps 111 points – Wednesday

The Junior Market regained all the ground lost on Tuesday and more in trading on Wednesday as the market index surged 110.51 points to close at 2520.80 as the prices of 15 securities advanced, seven declined and eight remained unchanged.
The day’s activities ended with 30 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 2,553,437 units valued at $9,523,569 compared to 7,713,659 units for $39,344,491 from 31 companies on Tuesday. The average PE ratio of the Junior Market ended at 9.1 times 2020-21 earnings.
Trading closed with an average of 85,115 units at $317,452 for each security traded in contrast to 248,828 units changing hands at $1,269,177 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 139,307 units valued at $416,403 and previously 143,541 units valued at $424,134. In comparison, April closed with an average of 447,863 units valued at $1,028,076 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows three stocks ended with bids higher than its last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Blue Power advanced 15 cents in the exchange of 17,154 units to end at $3.70, Caribbean Assurance Brokers finished 4 cents higher at $2.39 with 1,750 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cream climbed 55 cents and traded 73,000 shares to close at $2.55. Caribbean Flavours ended 2 cents higher at $10.02 in the exchange of 100 shares, Caribbean Producers slipped 1 cent to $2.49 with 109,500 units changing hands, Derrimon Trading gained 12 cents in exchanging 99,504 shares to settle at $2.12. Dolphin Cove fell 57 cents to $7.23 in the swapping of 5,282 units, Elite Diagnostic ended at $3.88 after rising 8 cents and trading just 620 shares, Express Catering added 6 cents in exchanging 117,458 units to close at $3.51. General Accident jumped 49 cents to $5 with 349,065 shares changing hands, Honey Bun fell 25 cents and traded 1,500 shares to close at $5.15, Indies Pharma closed 9 cents higher at $2.20 with 18,818 units crossing the exchange. ISP Finance shed $1.90 in the trading of 6,010 shares to end at $14, Jamaican Teas inched 1 cent higher and exchanged 52,000 shares to settle at $4, Knutsford Express jumped 80 cents to $8.50 with 3,470 units changing hands. Lasco Distributors climbed 73 cents to $3.03, with the swapping of 200 shares, Lasco Financial picked up 10 cents and exchanged 36,897 shares to end at $2.70, Lasco Manufacturing traded 1,018,392 units to close at $4.05 after slipping 4 cents. Limners and Bards declined 5 cents in switching 5,500 units to end at $1.85, Lumber Depot gained 1 cent to end at $1.13 with 95,476 shares traded, MailPac Group gained 4 cents in the exchange of 343,873 units to settle at $1.88 and Medical Disposables jumped 82 cents to close at $7.12 with 6,000 shares crossing the exchange.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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