Junior Market trims gains

Fontana ended at a record close of $8 on Thursday.

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market Index declined 23.72 points to close at 3,083.83 on Thursday as declining stocks doubled those rising but the IC bid-offer Indicator points to a positive market on Friday.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 7 securities advanced, 15 declined and 9 remained unchanged. Fontana jumped to a 52 weeks’ closing high of $8 and Express Catering traded at an intraday low of $6.
The market close on Thursday with 31 securities changing hands compared to 26 on Wednesday, resulting in an exchange of 1,843,387 units for $6,929,942 compared to 1,982,466 units valued at $6,630,174 on Wednesday.
Trading ended with an average of 59,464 units for an average of $223,547 in contrast to 76,249 units for an average of $255,007 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 89,989 units with a value of $295,131 for each security traded, compared to 89,671 units with a value of $300,971 traded previously. June ended with an average of 166,169 units at $674,841 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 7 stocks closing with bids higher than their last selling prices and one closed with a lower offer.
Stocks ending with price changes| Blue Power lost 15 cents in trading 14,924 units at $6, CAC 2000 closed trading of 555 units and gained 24 cents to end at $13, Cargo Handlers close with a loss of $1.95 at $9.05, in swapping of 1,100 shares. Caribbean Cream dipped 18 cents in trading of 7,000 units at $5.25, Caribbean Producers ended with a loss of 1 cent at $4.74 with 5,354 stock units changing hands. Consolidated Bakeries shed 19 cents in trading 1,000 units at $1.60, Derrimon Trading shed 2 cents in trading 15,756 units at $2.48, Express Catering lost 15 cents in trading of 5,532 units to close at $6.35. Everything Fresh lost 6 cents in trading 230,225 units at $1.30, Elite Diagnostic ended market activity exchanging 20,309 shares to close at $4.80 after falling 5 cents. Fosrich Group dipped 4 cents in trading of 11,437 units at $4.96, Fontana climbed 85 cents and exchanged 83,320 shares at a record high of $8, GWest Corporation closed trading of 171,006 units with a gain of 9 cents to end at 91 cents, Honey Bun dipped 15 cents in trading of 10,000 units at $5.90. iCreate fell 2 cents in trading 9,496 units at 71 cents, Indies Pharma declined 2 cents in trading of 80,365 units to close at $3.01, Jamaican Teas climbed 1 cent in exchanging 19,777 shares at $4.45, Lasco Distributors closed 5 cents higher at $3.15, with 680,499 stock units trading. Lasco Financial ended trading with 104,594 shares, after rising 10 cents to close at $4.60, Medical Disposables declined 23 cents in trading 6,160 units at $6.70, Stationery and Office Supplies shed 48 cents in trading 217,587 units to close at $9.02, tTech shed 25 cents in trading of 6,000 units to end at $5. In the junior market preference segment, Derrimon Trading climbed 5 cents and exchanged 6,114 shares at $2.05.

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

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