Junior stocks eased slightly on Wednesday

Trading in the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Wednesday with a number of stocks declining, out pacing those rising. The volume and value of stocks trading, declined compared to that on Tuesday and the market index closed slightly lower.
The Market index declined 6.83 points to close at 3,155.07, with 17 securities trading as 6 stocks advanced 5 declined and 6 traded firm. At the close 3,764,636 shares valued at $19,753,434.21 traded, compared with the 7,982,375 units valued at $43,352,441passing through the market on the previous trading day.
Trading ended with an average of 221,449 units for an average of $1,161,967 in contrast to 347,060 units for an average of $1,884,889 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 162,339 units valued at $862,752 compared to 147,562 units valued at $787,949 previously. In contrast, July closed with average of 536,395 units at $1,905,441 for each security traded.
At the close of the market, stocks that were active and their last traded price for the day are: Access Finance closing at $46 with 15,230 shares, AMG Packaging losing 5 cents trading 60,000 units at $3.70, Cargo Handlers closing at $13.20 with 300 shares, Caribbean Cream closing 30 cents higher to $6.80 with 22,500 shares, Caribbean Producers ending at $3.50 with 4,900 shares, Eppley gaining 1 cent, closing at $12.39 with 2,100 shares. Express Catering rose 70 cents and closed at $5 with 201,753 shares, General Accident ended with a loss of 10 cents and closed at $2.80 with 75,000 shares, Honey Bun lost 5 cents, to close at $5.50 with 3,488 shares, Jamaican Teas closed at $4.51 with 3,129 shares, Jetcon Corporation fell 50 cents, close at $5.10 with 1,978,580 shares. Knutsford Express closed at $15 trading 4,245 shares, Lasco Distributors closed with a loss of 10 cents at $6.60 with 518,930 shares, Lasco Manufacturing traded 10 cents higher close at $4.50 with 769,919 shares, Main Event rose 15 cents to $5.00 with 44,075 shares, Medical Disposables lost 25 cents, to close at $5.25 with 58,344 shares and Paramount Trading gained 6 cents to close at $2.60 with 17,000 shares.


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