Junior Market trading climbs – Tuesday

Junior Market stock trading.

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed with volume and value increasing more than 80 percent over Tuesday, with the market index losing 11.81 points to 2,966.83.
Investors exchanged 21 securities, down from 22 on Monday with prices of 9 rising 8 falling, leaving 4 unchanged.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 6 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
Trading resulted in an exchange of 1,586,013 units at $4,904,015, compared to 876,086 units valued $2,653,927, changing hands on Monday. Trading ended with an average of 75,524 units for an average of $233,525 in contrast to 39,822 units for an average of $120,633 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 98,795 valued $352,089 and previously 100,553 valued $361,045 for each security traded. In contrast, March closed with an average of 195,942 shares valued at $777,498 for each security traded.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended at $2.23, trading  2,000 stock units, Caribbean Cream rose 21 cents to close at $5.49, trading 17,051 shares, with Caribbean Producers finished trading 7,000 units with a loss of 18 cents at $4.62, Derrimon Trading ended 4 cents higher at $2.75, with an exchange of 2,000 shares. Everything Fresh lost 15 cents to close at $1.40, with 69,000 stock units changing hands, Elite Diagnostic settled 2 cents higher at $2.97, with 26,238 units traded, FosRich Group traded 2,800 shares and rose 25 cents to end at $4.15, Fontana finished trading 207,076 shares at $3.80. General Accident closed 5 cents higher at $4, with an exchange of 3,000 stock units, GWest Corporation rose 3 cents to close at $1.33, with 52,298 units passing through the market, Indies Pharma finished trading 4 cents higher at $3.05, with 1,018,100 shares changing hands. Iron Rock settled with a loss of 40 cents at $3.50, with the trading of 2,668 shares, Jamaican Teas  traded 3,000 units with a loss of 55 cents at $3.55. Jetcon Corporation  ended market activity with 62,000 shares and lost 13 cents to close at $2.35,  KLE Group  ended with a loss of 20 cents at $2.50, with 964 shares changing hands, Lasco Distributors  finished 5 cents higher at $3.75, with 15,000 units traded, Lasco Financial  rose 20 cents and higher settled at $4.40, while trading 600 shares. Lasco Manufacturing  ended trading 70,318 shares, with a loss of 25 cents to close at $3.20,  Main Event  ended with a loss of 5 cents at $4.95, with 10,400 shares changing hands, Stationery and Office concluded trading of 9,000 shares at $6.75 and tTech settled at $5.30, with 5,500 stock units trading.

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

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