Junior Market volume rises – Thursday

Elite Diagnostics traded at a new high of $5.02 on the Junior Market on Thursday.

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Thursday with an exchange of 6,999,633 units valued at $19,497,999 compared to 5,751,985 units valued at $21,162,399 on Wednesday.
Market activities ended with 28 securities changing hands, down from 32 securities on Wednesday, resulting in the prices of 11 securities advancing, 7 declining and 10 remaining unchanged. The Junior Market Index inched 0.32 points up to close at 3,066.79.
Elite Diagnostic traded at a 52 weeks’ high of $5.02 but pulled back at the close and CAC2000 preference share traded at a 52 weeks’ low.
Trading ended with an average of 249,987 units for an average of $696,357 in contrast to 179,750 units for an average of $661,325 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 90,650 shares valued at $314,545 for each security traded compared to 71,584 shares valued at $268,858 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 5 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one closed with a lower offer.
Stocks ending with price changes| AMG Packaging lost 11 cents in trading 39,864 shares to close at $2, Blue Power ended with a loss of 1 cent at $5.50 with 303 stock units changing hands, CAC 2000 climbed 4 cents and exchanged 100 shares at $13.10, Caribbean Cream closed 4 cents higher at $5.54, with 13,300 stock units trading. Derrimon Trading fell 3 cents in trading 5,380,504 units to close at $2.40. Elite Diagnostic declined 30 cents in trading of 283,380 units at $4.70, Express Catering closed 30 cents higher at $6.40, with 24,695 stock units trading, Fosrich Group declined 29 cents trading 16,667 units at $4.25, Fontana exchanged 146,183 shares, after rising 25 cents to end at $6. Gwest Corporation ended trading with 146,416 shares, after rising 1 cent to end at 81 cents, iCreate closed 2 cents higher at 72 cents, with an exchange of 50,704 stock units, Indies Pharma exchanged 165,048 shares, after rising 5 cents to end at $3.06, ISP Finance traded 5,000 shares, after rising 20 cents to end at $13.85. Jamaican Teas closed 9 cents higher at $4.50, with 164,588 stock units changing hands, Lasco Distributors fell 10 cents in trading 43,349 units at $3.30, Lasco Manufacturing closed 1 cent higher at $4.10, with 26,900 stock units trading and Stationery and Office Supplies climbed 79 cents to $9.80, with an exchange of 94,378 stock units. In the junior market preference segment, CAC 2000 shed 25 cents in trading 80,114 units at 52 weeks’ low of 90 cents.

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

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