Junior Market trading picks up – Monday

Trading picked up on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Monday, ending in an exchange of 3,646,013 shares valued at $12,828,763, compared to 2,437,146 units valued at $10,799,411 on Friday,
At the close of trading, 26 securities changed hands, compared with 22 on Friday. The market index rose 11.60 points to close at 3,074.30 as the prices of 8 securities rose, 9 declined and 9 remained unchanged.
Trading ended with an average of 140,231 units for an average of $493,414 in contrast to 110,779 units for an average of $490,882 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 193,454 shares valued at $813,227 compared to 198,598 shares valued at $844,138 on the previous day. In contrast, February closed with average of 235,225 units valued at $679,790 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 7 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial closed at $48, trading 100 shares, Cargo Handlers settled at $12.54, with an exchange of 500 shares, Caribbean Cream ended trading of 301,303 shares after rising 68 cents to close at $5.95. Caribbean Producers lost 15 cents and finished trading 3,400 units at $4.45, Derrimon Trading gained 32 cents to close at $2.75, with 11,000 shares changing hands. Elite Diagnostic settled at $3.20, with an exchange of 47,491 units, Everything fresh finished with a loss of 9 cents at $1.51, with 55,051 stock units trading, Express Catering ended trading of 137,884s hares with a rise of 10 cents at $8, FosRich Group traded 113,135 shares with a loss of 19 cents to end at $3.81. Fontana finished trading 142,292 shares after rising 6 cents higher to $4, GWest Corporation ended with a loss of 5 cents at $1.75, with an exchange of 94,695 units, Honey Bun concluded trading with 65,000 shares and rose 2 cents to end $3.82. iCreate closed at $1.01, with an exchange of 205,264 shares, Indies Pharma finished with a loss of 5 cents at $3.03, trading 1,720,134 shares, Iron Rock settled 10 cents higher at $3.10, in swapping 17,364 shares, ISP Finance ended trading of 1,000 stock units at $15.50.  Jetcon Corporation  traded 1,950 shares with a loss of 30 cents to close at $2.80, Knutsford Express concluded trading 15,643 stock units at $12.50,  Lasco Distributors  finished with a loss of 9 cents at $3.80, with an exchange of 14,485 units, Lasco Financial  settled 5 cents higher at $4.50, with 3,139 shares changing hands. Lasco Manufacturing  ended trading with 590,096 shares with a loss of 7 cents at $3.13, Medical Disposables  finished trading with 50,000 stock units, at $6.60, Stationery and Office closed trading with 4,238 shares at $7.47 and tTech settled at $5.50, with 23,949 stock units changing hands. In the junior market preference segment, CAC 2000 9.5% closed 15 cents higher at $1.15, in trading 6,400 shares.

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

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