Junior Market jumps 63 points

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange enjoyed a big bounce on Tuesday with the market Index jumping 63.13 points to close at 3,076.53.
The market closed on Tuesday with 32 securities changing hands compared to 30 trading on Monday, and resulted in an exchange of 2,823,887 units valued at $8,379,276 compared to 2,734,886 units valued at $7,413,545.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 16 securities advanced, 9 declined and 7 remained unchanged. Key Insurance ended at a 52 weeks’ low of $2.85.
Trading ended with an average of 88,246 units for an average of $261,852 in contrast to 91,163 units for an average of $247,118 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 90,656 shares valued at $$304,347 for each security traded, compared to 90,896 shares valued at $308,570 traded previously. June ended with an average of 166,169 units at $674,841 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 closed with lower offers.
Stocks ending with price changes| AMG Packaging closed trading of 55,950 units and gained 16 cents to end at $2.43, Blue Power traded 55,465 shares and jumped 80 cents to end at $6.15,after the company announced that they are considering split the operations into two seperate listed companies. CAC 2000 lost 34 cents in trading 399 units at $12.76. Caribbean Cream fell 13 cents in trading of 31,000 units at $5.43, Cargo Handlers climbed $1.50 to settle at $11 with 6,000 shares changing hands, Caribbean Producers ended trading of 2,110 shares, after rising 3 cents to end at $4.79. Dolphin Cove climbed 25 cents and exchanged 1,005 shares at $12, Derrimon Trading climbed 20 cents and exchanged 400 shares at $2.50, Express Catering closed trading of 2,320 units and gained 40 cents to end at $6.50, Everything Fresh lost 6 cents in trading 780,000 shares to close at $1.30. Fosrich Group ended trading with 31,964 shares, after rising 86 cents to end at $4.96, Fontana ended market activity in exchanging 51,820 shares to close at $6.10 after falling 10 cents, General Accident lost 30 cents in trading of 512,000 units at $3.90, GWest Corporation closed trading of 279,050 units and gained 11 cents to end at 81 cents. Honey Bun closed 5 cents higher at $6, with 29,579 stock units trading, Indies Pharma shed 5 cents in trading of 272,182 units at $3.01, Iron Rock Insurance shed 15 cents in trading of 4,230 units at $3.35,  Jamaican Teas ended trading with 250 shares, after rising 4 cents to end at $4.44, Jetcon Corporation gained 10 cents to end at $1.70 with 137,940 stock units trading. Key Insurance lost 5 cents in trading 12,693 shares to close at 52 weeks’ low of $2.85, Lasco Distributors climbed 10 cents in exchanging 38,962 shares at $3.10, Lasco Financial ended trading with 143,000 shares, after rising 21 cents to end at $4.70, Medical Disposables dipped 16 cents in trading of 1,000 units at $6.93. Main Event ended trading with 10,793 shares, after rising 8 cents to end at $6.40 shares and Stationery and closed 35 cents higher at $9.50, with an exchange of 9,573 stock units.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

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