Junior Market trading dips – Thursday

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Thursday with 31 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 3,496,347 units valued at $14,565,501, down from 4,941,772 units amounting to $18,218,972 with 29 securities changing hands on Wednesday.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 7 securities advanced, 14 declined and 10 remained unchanged leaving the Junior Market Index to fall by 11.41 points to close at 3,386.34.
Trading ended with an average of 112,785 units for an average of $469,855 in contrast to 170,406 units for an average of $628,240 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 104,334 units valued at $513,637 and previously 103,587 units valued at $517,504 for each security traded. In contrast, September closed with an average of 954,574 units valued at $2,612,695 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 2 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial traded 800 shares and gained 44 cents to end at $34.44, Blue Power gained $1.37 to end at $7.75, trading 3,378 shares, Cargo Handlers ended with a loss of $1 at $10 with 1,000 stock units changing hands. Derrimon Trading ended market activity exchanging 7,336 shares to close at $2.50 after falling 5 cents, Express Catering climbed 23 cents and exchanged 26,260 shares at $6.15. Everything Fresh dipped 5 cents in trading of 44,000 units at $1.20, Fosrich ended with a loss of 1 cent at $4.90 with 2,760 stock units changing hands, General Accident closed trading of 36,500 units and gained 52 cents to end a record high of $8.02. Honey Bun closed trading of 66,850 units and gained 18 cents to end at $7.15, Indies Pharma lost 13 cents in trading of 53,121 units at $3.17, Iron Rock Insurance dipped 5 cents trading 92,527 units at $3.95, Jamaican Teas ended market activity in exchanging 123,313 shares to close at $6.30 after falling 5 cents. Knutsford Express fell 99 cents with 17,735 units at $10 crossing the exchange. Lasco Distributors fell 14 cents in trading of 1,512,271 units at $3.76, Lasco Financial ended exchanged 7,400 shares, after rising 25 cents to end at $4.85, Limners and Bards closed 6 cents higher at $2.56, with 130,664 stock units changing hands. Medical Disposables closed with a loss of 10 cents at $7, in swapping of 3,000 shares, Main Event declined 15 cents in trading of 4,000 units at $5.35. Paramount Trading declined by 7 cents to settle at $2.18 with 157,000 shares changing hands, SSL Venture shed 5 cents trading 6,400 units at $1.15 and tTech dipped 39 cents in trading of 610 units at $6.40.

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

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