Junior Market tops 2,600 again

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange resulted in Market Index surging 52.72 points to close at 2,602.92 to cross back above the 2,600 mark after falling below it on Monday, as trading fell back to more normal levels, from the heightened level on Tuesday.
By the close of the market, investors exchanged 4,874,547 shares for $20,159,456 compared to 46,968,202 units at $126,633,229 on Tuesday. The day’s activities saw 35 securities changing hands, with the prices of 12 rising 11 stocks declining and 12 closing with prices remaining unchanged. The average PE ratio of the market ended at 9.9 based on IC Insider.com’s 2020-21 earnings.
The average trade of the day was 139,273 units at $575,984, in contrast to an average of 1,467,756 units for $3,957,288 on Tuesday. The average volume for the month to date amounts to 262,928 units at $761,592 for each security trading, in contrast to 271,188 units at $773,989. In contrast, May closed with an average of 150,274 units for $491,077 for each security.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows one stock ending with the bid higher than the last selling price and one with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, Access Financial lost $2.49 to end at $21.51 in trading 1,000 units, AMG Packaging shed 1 cent in closing at $1.61 with 5,389 shares changing hands, Blue Power dipped by 1 cent to close at $3.60 after swapping 21,320 stock units. Caribbean Flavours dropped $2.10 to $11.90 in trading 14,788 units, Caribbean Producers advanced by 5 cents to end at $2.39 with an exchange of 232,831 units, Derrimon Trading rose 10 cents and ending at $2.40 after swapping 19,100 stock units. Express Catering advanced 2 cents to end at $4.99 in exchanging 750 stock units, Fontana lost 10 cents in closing at $5.50 in trading 310,380 units, General Accident advanced by 26 cents to end at $6.01 in trading 2,352,308 units. GWest Corporation declined by 5 cents to end at 90 cents with an exchange of 1,526 shares, Honey Bun fell by 32 cents to end at $5.33 with 25,700 units changing hands, iCreate lost 3 cents to 58 cents in trading 20,000 stock units. Indies Pharma fell 11 cents to close at $2.55 in exchanging 302,614 units, Jamaican Teas shed 9 cents and ended at $4.49 in trading 22,935 stock units, Knutsford Express gained 20 cents to settle at $8.70 while exchanging 25 units. Lasco Distributors gained 1 cent to settle at $2.98 with an exchange of 22,760 stock units, Limners and Bards advanced by 1 cent to close at $2.74 after trading 106,712 stock units, Lumber Depot rose 2 cents to settle at $1.13 with 61,947 shares passing through the market. Mailpac Group carved out a 2 cents gain in ending at $1.90 and trading 221,968 units, Main Event shed 5 cents to settle at $4.10 in trading 1,333 shares, Paramount Trading advanced by 2 cents to end at $2 swapping with 1,231 units changing hands. SSL Venture gained 10 cents to end at 85 cents after trading 53,333 stock units and Stationery and Office Supplies garnered a 28 cents rise to close at $6.28 in exchanging 1,660 units.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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