Junior Market suffers fall

Investors traded the same number of Junior Market securities of 30 for each day this week up to Wednesday with modest volume changing hands.
The market closed with 977,621 units valued at $4,392,917 crossing the exchange, compared to 779,323 units valued at $4,286,981 on Tuesday.
At the close, the market index declined by 25.23 points to close at 3,317.41, resulting from 10 securities rising and 12 falling while the prices of 8 remained unchanged and the market’s average PE standing at 14.4.
Trading ended with an average of 32,587 units for an average of $146,431 in contrast to 25,977 units for an average of $142,899 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 111,374 shares at $528,977 and previously 115,963 shares at $551,261, for each security traded. In contrast, October closed with an average of 186,927 units valued at $788,734 for each security changing hands.
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At the close of the market, Caribbean Flavours dipped 5 cents in trading 8,350 units at $12.95, Cargo Handlers lost 60 cents in exchanging 100 units at $9.45, Caribbean Producers ended trading with 15,901 shares, after rising 8 cents to $4.80, Dolphin Cove dropped $2.45 to end at $9.30, in trading 2,300 shares. Elite Diagnostic exchanged 223,332 units and gained 15 cents to end at $5.30, Express Catering closed trading of 32,025 units and gained 70 cents to end at $6.40. Everything Fresh declined by 41 cents to settle at $1.04, after swapping 55,750 units, Fosrich climbed 10 cents after exchanging 10,100 shares at $4.80, General Accident lost 80 cents at $7.20, after swapping 11,838 stock units. GWest Corporation exchanged 128,675 shares to close at 90 cents after falling 5 cents, iCreate added 1 cent and exchanged just 598 shares at 63 cents, Indies Pharma closed 16 cents higher at $3.36, with 22,045 stock units trading, Jamaican Teas closed 15 cents higher at $6.10, with 6,500 stock units trading. KLE Group fell 5 cents in trading of 540 units at $1.70, Knutsford Express lost 32 cents in trading 7,900 shares, to close at $10.18, Lasco Distributors closed 20 cents higher at $3.50, with 713 stock units changing hands, Lasco Financial fell 20 cents in trading of 26,760 units to close at $4.30. Lasco Manufacturing closed 10 cents higher at $5.10, with a transfer of 187,153 stock units, Limners and Bards climbed 12 cents and exchanged 56,121 shares at $2.82, Main Event fell 50 cents in trading of 9,500 units at $6 and Medical Disposables lost 84 cents with 4,000 units changing hands at $7.96.

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

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