Junior Market slips on Wednesday

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended trading on Wednesday with the market index declining after slightly more stocks fell than rose after investors traded nine percent more shares than on Tuesday.
Trading ended with 30 securities changing hands, down from 34 on Tuesday and ended with the prices of 12 stocks rising, 13 declining and five ended, with unchanged prices.
At the close, the Junior Market Index carved out a loss 24.83 points to settle at 2,594.22 and the average PE Ratio of the market ended at 10.5 based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
On a day of low volume, the market closed with an exchange of 1,769,437 shares for $5,986,775 compared to 1,625,055 units at $5,194,150 on Tuesday, with Mailpac Group ended as the leading trade with 612,063 shares for 34.6 percent of total volume. Fontana followed, with 252,183 units for 14.3 percent of the day’s trade and Derrimon Trading with 209,765 units for 12 percent market share.
The average traded for the date was 58,981 units at $199,559, in contrast to an average of 47,796 at $152,769 on Tuesday. An average of 138,617 units traded at $363,147 for the month to date, in comparison to 174,816 units at $437,506. Trading in July resulted in an average of 248,153 units at $668,727 trading.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial dropped $3.49 in closing at $23.50 with investors swapping 12,531 shares, AMG Packaging increased 1 cent to close at $1.74 while exchanging 3,194 shares, Cargo Handlers inched 1 cent higher to end at $6.52 in an exchange of 3,000 shares. Caribbean Assurance Brokers dropped by 18 cents to $2.11 in an exchange of 8,048 units, Caribbean Cream climbed 20 cents to close at $5.25 after exchanging 112,649 stock units, Caribbean Flavours rose 1 cent to settle at $10.51 with investors switching ownership of 500 stock units. Caribbean Producers climbed 5 cents to settle at $2.44 with investors changing ownership of 30,478 stocks, Derrimon Trading gained 4 cents in ending at $2.54 with investors trading 209,765 stocks, Dolphin Cove carved out a loss 43 cents to settle at $7 with an exchange of 106 shares. Elite Diagnostic fell 49 cents to settle at $3.11 while exchanging 4,500 stocks, Fontana gained 2 cents to settle at $5.02, in an exchange of 252,183 shares, Fosrich fell 15 cents to end at $3.75, with investors swapping 8,250 stock units. General Accident fell 2 cents to settle at $7.30 in an exchange of 56,784 units, iCreate increased 2 cents to settle at 62 cents trading 10,896 stock units, Indies Pharma climbed 6 cents to settle at $2.96 in exchanging 7,473 stock units. Jamaican Teas fell 1 cent in closing at $4.99 while exchanging at 23,440 stocks, Jetcon Corporation lost 9 cents to end at 92 cents in an exchange of 3,000 stocks, KLE Group climbed 2 cents to settle at $1.42 and clearing the market with 2,700 shares. Lasco Distributors gained 2 cents to close at $3.27 in an exchange of 56,668 stock units, Lasco Financial lost 15 cents in closing at $2.35, with 5,505 stock units changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing shed 23 cents to end at $3.52 after 14,255 stocks passed through the market. Limners and Bards shed 2 cents to end at $2.86, with 12,505 shares crossing the market, Lumber Depot declined 1 cent to end at $1.06 trading 97,071 units, Mailpac Group increased 3 cents to $2.15, with 612,063 units changing hands and Medical Disposables carved out a loss 10 cents to finish at $5.20 trading 134,204 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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