Junior Market suffers big fall – Wednesday

Honey Bun ended at a 52 week’s closing high on Wednesday.

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Wednesday with the market Index dropping 34.35 points to close at 3,098.96 the prices of 11 securities advanced, 10 declined and 4 remained unchanged.
The market closed with 25 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 1,780,876 units valued $6,995,830 compared to 1,355,631 units valued at $6,100,280 on Tuesday from 27 securities.
Trading ended with an average of 71,235 units for an average of $279,833 in contrast to 50,209 units for an average of $225,936 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 165,183 valued at $713,709 and previously 171,991 shares with a value of $745,149. In contrast, May closed with an average of 81,626 units for an average of $311,248 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 6 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 1 cent at 1.99 with 2,857 stock units changing hand, Cargo Handlers declined 20 cents to settle at $9 with an exchange of 2,354 shares, Caribbean Flavours traded 2,000 shares at $14.30, Caribbean Producers exchanged 12,415 shares to close unchanged at $4.90. Dolphin Cove dived $1.50 with an exchange of 12,415 shares to close at $10.50. Everything Fresh dipped 3 cents in trading of 46,966 units at $1.47, Elite Diagnostic climbed 5 cents and exchanged 2,252 shares at $4, Express Catering ended trading 41,238 shares, after rising 20 cents to end at $7.10, FosRich Group closed 4 cents higher at $5, with 11,700 stock units trading. Fontana ended trading 511,063 shares, after rising 1 cent to end at $4.40, GWest Corporation dipped 14 cents trading of 9,414 units at $1.06. Honey Bun closed 17 cents higher to end at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $6.50, with 107,746 stock units changing hands, iCreate traded 59,830 units in closing at 79 cents, Indies Pharma shed 20 cents in trading of 49,599 units at $3.10, Iron Rock closed at $3.55, trading 58,790 shares. Jamaican Teas lost 20 cents in trading of 59,159 units to close at $4.30, Jetcon Corporation climbed 4 cents and exchanged 4,800 shares at $1.99. Knutsford Express fell $1.50 in trading of 1,522 units at $11, Lasco Distributors ended trading of 5,754 shares, after rising 4 cents to end at $3.69, Lasco Financial rose 10 cents to end at $5.30, trading 6,289 shares, Lasco Manufacturing lost 1 cent to close at $4 with 143,555 stock units changing hands. Main Event climbed 5 cents while exchanging 12,566 shares at $5.50, Medical Disposables lost 50 cents trading of 37,743 units at $7 and Stationery and Office ended trading of 30,476 shares, after rising 10 cents to end at $9.60.

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

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