Junior Market retreats – Friday

The Junior Market declined by 4.35 points to close at 2,955.66 on Friday after only 5 securities advanced, 9 declined and 5 remained unchanged.
At the close of market activities, 19 securities changed hands compared 23 securities changing hands on Thursday. Trading ended with an exchange of 1,167,347 units valued at $4,190,359 compared with 2,784,726 units valued at $12,698,406.
Market activity ended with an average of 61,439 units for an average of $220,545 compared to an average of 121,075 units for an average of $552,105 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amounts to 156,870 units at $634,740 compared to 167,926 units at $682,726 on the prior trading day. March closed with an average of 149,999 units valued at $623,819, for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows just 4 stocks ending with bids higher than the last selling prices and 9 with lower offers, suggesting continuation of fluidity in price changes.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended trading with a loss of 10 cents at $2, with 286,794 stock units changing hands, Caribbean Producers declined by 10 cents to $5.50, with 2,908 units, Consolidated Bakeries closed at $2, with 9,542 shares, Derrimon Trading climbed 41 cents to close at $8.93, with 25,100 shares trading, Elite Diagnostic settled with a loss of 9 cents at $3.39, while exchanging 384,979 units. Express Catering closed at $5.30, with 1,000 shares changing hands, FosRich Group finished trading with a loss of 3 cents at $2.40, with 70,133 shares, General Accident closed at $3, with 5,000 stock units, Honey Bun concluded trading 15 cents higher at $4.75, with 12,000 shares. Iron Rock finished at $3, with 50,000 shares, ISP Finance settled at $15, with 24,179 shares, Jetcon Corporation traded 4 cents higher at $4.15, with 41,580 units, Knutsford Express ended with a loss of 40 cents at $14, trading 3,959 shares. Lasco Distributors settled $4.05 higher at $4.05, with 84,500 shares, changing hands, Lasco Financial concluded trading with a loss of 20 cents at $5.30, with 2,289 stock units, Lasco Manufacturing finished with a loss of 2 cents at $4, exchanging 86,615 units, Paramount Trading traded 5 cents higher at $3.10, with 24,350 shares, Stationery and Office rose 2 cents to $5.52, with 41,800 stock units and tTech ended with a loss of 5 cents at $5.75, with 10,619 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

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