Junior Market moved higher

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Thursday with 36 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 1,796,789 units valued at $5,251,681 compared to 12,466,951 units valued at $49,798,922 on Wednesday.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 17 securities advanced, 12 declined and 7 remained unchanged and the Junior Market Index advanced 29.65 points to close at 3,270.16.
The market’s average PE Ratio ended the day at 13.9 times earnings for 2019.
Trading ended with an average of 49,911 units for an average of $145,880 in contrast to 356,199 units for an average of $1,422,826 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 168,507 valued at $582,049 and previously 199,671 units valued at $696,663. In contrast, December closed with an average of 521,319 shares at $1,344,719 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 their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, Access Financial fell 58 cents in trading of 5,808 units at $30, AMG Packaging closed with a loss of 2 cents at $2.20, swapping of 193,543 shares, Blue Power climbed 40 cents and exchanged 10,117 shares to finish at $5.50. CAC 2000 lost 50 cents in trading of 1,000 units at $13, Caribbean Cream fell 18 cents in trading of 12,097 units at $3.82, Consolidated Bakeries closed 2 cents higher at $1.68, with 3,000 stock units trading, Dolphin Cove fell $1.30 in trading of 153 units at $10.70. Elite Diagnostic shed 11 cents in trading 31,000 units at $4.89, Everything Fresh closed with a loss of 3 cents at $1.04, swapping 84,393 shares, Fosrich rose 8 cents to $4.40, with 35,701 stock units changing hands, Fontana traded 76,490 units and gained 10 cents to end at $7. General Accident ended trading with 30,235 shares, after rising 17 cents to $6.17, GWest Corporation added 4 cents to finish at $1.19, with 32,734 stock units trading, Honey Bun climbed 18 cents in exchanging 11,625 shares at $8.09, Indies Pharma ended with a loss of 1 cent at $3.19 with 37,354 stock units changing hands. Iron Rock Insurance closed 10 cents higher at $4, with 6,440 stock units trading, Jamaican Teas swapped 114,066 units in adding 50 cents to end at $7.50, Jetcon Corporation climbed 1 cent and exchanged 47,500 shares at $1.75, Key Insurance closed 20 cents higher at $3.50, with 187 stock units trading. KLE Group closed trading with a loss of 5 cents at $1.70, in swapping 15,500 shares, Knutsford Express closed trading of 6,500 units and gained 1 cent to end at $10.60, Lasco Distributors finished 19 cents higher at $3.25, with 2,565 stock units crossing the exchange. Lasco Financial ended trading with 3,400 shares, after rising 12 cents to close at $4.40, Lasco Manufacturing climbed 21 cents and exchanged 27,178 shares at $4.66, MailPac Group fell 4 cents trading 264,314 units at $2.05. Main Event rose 19 cents and exchanged 11,053 shares at $5.20, Medical Disposables ended with a loss of 1 cent at $6.70 with 13,500 stock units changing hands, SSL Venture lost 13 cents in trading 285,000 shares to close at $1.25 and Stationery and Office ended exchanging 2,110 shares, after rising 45 cents to end at $10.95.

Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

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