Junior Market trading drops index rise

Investors traded the same number of Junior Market securities on Tuesday as on Monday but with fewer units changing hands with a mere 779,323 units valued at $4,286,981 compared to 1,945,433 units valued at $5,415,942 on Monday.
At the close, the market index climbed by 29.38 points to close at 3,342.64, resulting from 9 securities rising and 14 declining while the prices of 8 remained unchanged and the market’s average PE standing at 14.6.
Trading ended with an average of 25,977 units for $142,899 in contrast to 64,848 units for an average of $180,531 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 115,963 shares at $551,261 and previously 121,529 shares at $576,521, for each security traded. In contrast, October closed with an average of 186,927 units valued at $788,734 for each security.
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At the close of the market, Access Financial lost $2 in trading of 4,000 units to close at $29, AMG Packaging ended with 2,601 shares changing hands, after rising 2 cents to end at $2.07, Blue Power declined 35 cents to $6.95, after transferring 17,787 shares. Caribbean Producers closed 2 cents higher at $4.72, trading 3,100 stock units, Derrimon Trading ended with 10,000 shares crossing the exchange, after rising 1 cent to end at $2.65. Dolphin Cove climbed $2.75 to settle at $11.75 with 6,226 shares changing hands, Elite Diagnostic lost 15 cents in trading 55,195 units at $5.15, Everything Fresh exchanged 5,000 shares, after rising 35 cents to end at $1.45, Express Catering ended market activity in exchanging 19,700 shares to close at $5.70 after falling 70 cents. Fosrich declined 5 cents to settle at $4.70, with 6,000 shares crossing the exchange. Fontana lost 29 cents in trading of 216,393 units at $7.20, General Accident dipped 9 cents with 10,000 shares changing hands to close at $8, Indies Pharma slipped 16 cents in trading 12,809 stock units to close at $3.20, Jamaican Teas shed 25 cents with 15,300 units crossing the exchange at $5.95. Jetcon Corporation declined 10 cents in trading 3,210 units at $1.80, Knutsford Express saw 3,368 units transferred with a gain of 50 cents to end at $10.50, Lasco Distributors shed 10 cents in trading of 55,474 units at $3.30, Lasco Manufacturing lost 15 cents in 54,354 units changing hands at $5. Limners and Bards fell 5 cents in trading of 33,137 units at $2.70, Medical Disposables traded with 27,000 shares, after rising 80 cents to end at $8.80, Paramount Trading closed with a transfer of 26,842 units and gained 25 cents to end at $2 and SSL Venture lost 8 cents in trading 3,000 shares to close at $1.50.

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

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