Junior Market pregnant for bull run

Bulls are prowling around Jamaican stocks.

The Junior Market Index rose for the second day by adding 10.31 points to close at 3,050.66 on Friday, as advancing stocks beat out declining ones.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, as was the case at the close on Thursday signs continue to be good for a continuation of gains when trading resumes on Monday with a very positive Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading of 9 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and none with a lower offer.
Trading resulted in an exchange of 780,012 units valued at $3,632,523 compared to 2,301,169 units valued at $10,750,562 on Thursday from 26 securities changing hands, compared to 22 on Thursday. At the close of the market. the prices of 13 securities advanced, 11 declined and 2 traded unchanged.
Trading closed with an average of 30,000 units for an average of $139,712 in contrast to 104,599 units for an average of $488,662 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 200,496 units valued at $811,788 and previously 232,964 units valued at $869,841. June closed with an average of 139,543 units, valued at $671,002 for each security traded.
At the close of trading, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 3 cents at $1.97, trading 3,318 stock units, Cargo Handlers fell 16 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ low of $9.49, in an exchange of 17,500 shares, Caribbean Cream ended trading 25 cents higher at $6, with 10,700 shares trading, Caribbean Producers fell 9 cents to $5.27, exchanging 80,000 units, C2W Music ended 18 cents higher at a 52 weeks’ high of $1.70, trading 18,500 shares. Derrimon Trading concluded trading with a loss of $2.40 at $20.50, after exchanging in 5,000 shares, Dolphin Cove finished 10 cents higher at $15.90, with 500 stock units changing hands, Elite Diagnostic settled 1 cent higher at $2.96, with 117,229 units switching owners, Eppley ended trading with a loss of 2 cents at $9.98, while exchanging 9,616 shares. Everything Fresh traded 103,042 shares at $1.96, Express Catering closed 4 cents higher at $7.34, with 98,894 shares traded, FosRich Group finished trading with 49,576 shares at a loss of 24 cents to $2.71, General Accident closed 2 cents higher at $3.05, after 3,835 stock units crossed the exchange platform, GWest Corporation ended 1 cent higher at $2.41, with 20,000 units. Honey Bun concluded trading with 39,515 shares and rose 1 cent to $4.52, Jamaican Teas ended trading with a loss of 1 cent at $5.29, with 1,790 stock units, Jetcon Corporation traded 12,747 units with a loss of 13 cents at $4.15, Knutsford Express ended 49 cents higher at $12, trading 2,685 shares. Lasco Distributors rose 20 cents to $4.20, with 37,200 stock units trading, Lasco Financial finished at $5, with 38,577 units, Lasco Manufacturing settled 15 cents higher at $4, in exchanging 4,068 shares, Main Event ended trading 1,240 shares, gaining 55 cents to $7.65, Medical Disposables traded 5 cents higher at $5.25, with 20,000 shares, Paramount Trading closed at $2.98, with 12,235 stock units, Stationery and Office closed with a loss of 10 cents at $7.97, as 35,280 units changed ownership and tTech concluded trading with a loss of 18 cents at $5.32, after 36,965 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

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