Junior Market makes modest gains – Thursday

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange index, gained 6.10 points to close at 2,916.90 on Thursday, with 25 securities changing hands, compared to 21 trading on Wednesday.
Market activity resulted in the prices of 9 securities advancing, 9 declining and 7 remaining unchanged, from an exchange of 1,521,188 units valued at $6,228,409 versus 3,531,852 units valued at $15,298,043 on Wednesday.
Trading ended with an average of 60,848 units for an average of $249,136 compared to an average of 168,183 units for an average of $728,478 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amounts to 108,678 units at $446,755, compared to an average of 118,898 units at $488,981 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 8 stocks ending with the bid higher than the last selling price and 3 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended 5 cents higher at $2.05, with 259,390 stock units, Blue Power concluded trading at $33.01, with 500 units, CAC 2000 finished with a loss of 19 cents at $8.51, with 6,739 shares, Caribbean Cream ended trading with a loss of 5 cents at $6, after 9,700 shares were exchanged, Caribbean Flavours traded 6 cents higher at $10.06, with 4,000 stock units. Caribbean Producers finished trading at $4.62, with 16,785 units, C2W Music ended at 45 cents, with 3,000 shares trading, Derrimon Trading closed at $7.50, with 50,729 shares changing hands, Dolphin Cove finished $1.90 higher at $18, with 4,700 stock units. Elite Diagnostic settled at $2.92, with 293,553 units, Eppley ended trading with a loss of 50 cents at $9.50, with 900 shares, Express Catering traded with a loss of 5 cents at $4.85, with 30,913 shares, FosRich Group finished trading 5 cents higher at $2.75, with 40,706 shares. Honey Bun concluded trading as the price rose 45 cents to $4.85, with just 100 shares, Jamaican Teas ended trading with a loss of 5 cents at $4.75, after exchanging 17,773 stock units, Jetcon Corporation traded with a loss of 40 cents to close at $4.15, with 295,302 units, Knutsford Express ended with a loss of 1 cent at $14, trading 2,655 shares. Lasco Distributors closed 15 cents higher at $4.20, with 61,807 stock units, Lasco Financial added 30 cents to end at $5, with 116,000 units, Lasco Manufacturing settled with a loss of 25 cents at $4, trading 35,881 shares, Main Event ended trading at $5.81, with 655 shares. Medical Disposables traded 5 cents higher at $4.90, with 8,500 shares, Paramount Trading finished trading 1 cent higher at $3.16, with 1,000 stock units, Stationery and Office closed at $5.50, with 243,930 units and tTech concluded trading with a loss of 45 cents at $5.55, after 15,970 shares changed hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

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