Junior Market steady – Tuesday

Junior Market stock trading.

Stocks slips slightly in trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Tuesday, leading to a slippage of the market index by 1.99 points to 3,092.47 as declining stocks edged out advancers.
Twenty seven (27) securities changed hands, compared with the same number on Monday. At the close of trading, prices of 10 securities rose, 12 fell and 5 remained unchanged.
The market closed with 2,988,737 units valued at $$11,616,949 compared to 1,429,394 units valued $5,552,802 being exchanged on Monday.
Trading ended with an average of 110,694 units for an average of $430,257 in contrast to 52,941 units for an average of $205,659 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 128,493 shares valued at $502,830 compared to 131,423 shares valued at $514,778 on the previous day. In contrast, February closed with average of 235,225 units valued at $679,790 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 6 with lower offers.
At the close of trading, Access Financial fell $1 to close at $48, with 440 shares changing hands, AMG Packaging ended with 98,650 stock units trading and lost 15 cents to close at $2.10, Cargo Handlers settled at $12.65, with an exchange of 2,000 shares, Caribbean Producers finished trading 46,928 units and rose 1 cent higher to $4.51. Consolidated Bakeries closed at $2, with the trading of 3,000 shares, Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 9 cents at $2.80, with an exchange of 68,000 shares, Everything Fresh  finished with a loss of 5 cents at $1.45, as 139,500 stock units traded, Elite Diagnostic settled 5 cents higher at $3.25, with 35,055 units passing through the market. Express Catering ended trading with 229,963 shares after a loss of 9 cents in closing at $7.90, FosRich Group traded 28,691 shares and rose 5 cents to $4.25, Fontana finished trading with 999,692 shares as the price slipped 10 cents to $4,  Honey Bun closed 13 cents higher at $3.85, in exchanging 500 shares. ICreate rose 5 cents to close at 99 cents, in trading 49,810 shares, Indies Pharma finished 16 cents higher at $3.16, with 108,168 shares changing hands. Jamaican Teas traded 5 cents higher at $3.80, with 53,685 units crossing through the exchange butt traded at a 52 weeks’ intraday low of $3.60. Jetcon Corporation  finished trading 3,741 shares at $2.77,  Knutsford Express concluded trading of 915 stock units with a loss of 10 cents at $12.80,  Lasco Distributors  finished 6 cents higher at $3.76, while trading 61,941 units, Lasco Financial settled at $4.40, with an exchange of 219,416 shares, Lasco Manufacturing  ended trading of 277,959 shares, 5 cents higher at $3.10.  Main Event  closed with a loss of 55 cents at $5.25, with 2,491 shares traded, Medical Disposables  finished trading with 2,100 stock units 50 cents higher at $7,  Paramount Trading  closed with a loss of 29 cents at $2.11, with 114,522 units changing hands, SSL Venture Capital lost 4 cents at $1.66, with 70,000 shares trading, Stationery and Office  concluded trading of 17,200 shares at $7.50 and tTech settled with a loss of 50 cents at $5.50, with 207,650 stock units trading. In the junior market preference segment, Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 10 cents at $2, trading 146,720 stock units.

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

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