Junior Market slide continues

The Junior Market Index fell at the close of trading on Wednesday, slipping 14.95 points to close at 2,702.60, in a moderate trading session of an exchange of 1,730,062 units valued at $6,203,083 compared to 1,755,909 units valued at $6,431,725 from 21 securities changing hands on Tuesday.
Market activity ended with 24 securities changing hands versus 26 on Tuesday, with gains in the prices of 7 securities, declines in 6 with 11 closing unchanged.
Trading ended with an average of 72,086 units for an average of $258,462 in contrast to 67,535 units for an average of $247,374 on Tuesday. For the month to date an average of 100,840 shares valued at $397,948 and previously, an average of 103,494 shares valued at $410,824. December closed with an average of 568,732 units valued at $3,447,957 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 1 stock ending with the bid higher than the last selling price and 7 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended 5 cents higher at $2.55, with 1,114 stock units, CAC 2000 finished 69 cents higher at $8, with 6,528 shares, Cargo Handlers settled at $10, with 3,000 shares, Caribbean Cream ended trading at $5, with 6,000 shares, Caribbean Flavours traded at $11.50, with 500 stock units. Caribbean Producers finished trading 2 cents higher at $4.30, with 80,304 units, Consolidated Bakeries closed 70 cents higher at $2.70, with 39,666 shares, Derrimon Trading concluded trading at $7, with 34,800 shares, Express Catering ended trading at $4.50, with 13,900 shares. FosRich Group traded at $2.50, with 85,073 shares, GWest Corporation closed 1 cent higher at $2.82, with 604,000 stock units, Honey Bun ended 14 cents higher at $4.14, with 40,711 units, Iron Rock concluded trading at $2.86, with 590 shares. Jamaican Teas settled with a loss of 11 cents at $4.50, with 17,808 shares, KLE Group finished trading at $2.30, with 12,195 shares, Knutsford Express closed at $15, with 40,562 shares, Lasco Distributors ended 34 cents higher at $3.50, with 592,136 shares. Lasco Financial concluded trading with a loss of 21 cents at $5.09, with 17,282 stock units, Lasco Manufacturing finished with a loss of 8 cents at $3.40, with 103,187 units, Main Event settled with a loss of 1 cent at $5.40, with 600 shares, Medical Disposables ended trading with a loss of 5 cents at $4.95, with 3,926 shares. Paramount Trading traded with a loss of 1 cent at $3.49, with 9,400 shares and Stationery and Office finished trading at $4.80, with 16,680 stock units. In the junior market preference segment, Eppley 9.5% finished at $7.20, with 100 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

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