Junior Market makes modest gains

At the close of market activities, on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Thursday, the prices of 9 securities advanced, 5 declined and 6 remained unchanged leading to a rise in the Junior Market Index by 21.05 points to 2,657.19.
Trading resulted in 21 securities changing hands, in an exchange of 846,648 units valued at $4,389,452 compared to 927,168 units valued at $4,146,036 from 16 securities, on Wednesday.
Trading ended with an average of 40,317 units for an average of $209,022 in contrast to 57,948 units for an average of $259,127 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 99,196 valued at $394,709 and previously 114,847 valued at $444,069. In contrast, November closed with average of 107,477 units valued at $545,989 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 3 stocks ending with bids higher than the last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial closed at $32, with 700 shares, AMG Packaging ended 3 cents higher at $2.93, with 1,396 stock units, Caribbean Cream traded at $5.30, with 33,830 units, Caribbean Flavours finished trading at $11, with 900 shares, Caribbean Producers closed 10 cents higher at $4.10, with 11,223 shares. Consolidated Bakeries ended at $1.90, with 11,000 stock units, Dolphin Cove finished with a loss of $1 at $17, with 3,000 shares trading, Eppley settled at $10, with 340 shares, Express Catering ended trading 5 cents higher at $4.05, with 5,000 stock units. General Accident traded with a loss of 25 cents at $2.50, with 10,227 units, Jetcon Corporation finished 5 cents higher at $4.40, with 25,000 shares, Knutsford Express traded at $14.80, with 49,465 units, Lasco Distributors finished trading 21 cents higher at $4.20, with 336,229 shares. Lasco Financial closed with a loss of 25 cents at $4.65, with 206,042 shares, Lasco Manufacturing ended 20 cents higher at $3.70, with 18,900 stock units, Main Event concluded trading with a loss of 57 cents at $5.09, with 3,083 units, Medical Disposables finished 10 cents higher at $5.05, with 14,200 shares. Paramount Trading settled with a gain of 7 cents at $3.07, with 3,000 shares, Stationery and Office ended trading with a loss of 20 cents at $4.80, with 70,194 stock units, tTech finished trading 50 cents higher at $6, with 27,919 shares and in the junior market preference segment, Eppley 8.25% ended with a loss of 50 cents at a 52 weeks’ low of $5.50, with 15,000 stock units.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

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