Juniors in big drop – Monday

Trading on the Junior Market climbed on Monday with an exchange of 21,868,083 units valued at $65,699,802 compared to 1,704,155 units valued at $7,059,645 on Friday but the market index fell more than 40 points.
At the close, the market Index dived 40.70 points to close at 3,021.51 as the prices of 6 securities rose, 4 declined and 6 traded unchanged resulting from 16 securities changing hands, down from 20 on Friday.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 7 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
Trading ended with an average of 1,366,755 units for an average of $4,106,238 in contrast to 85,208 units for an average of $352,982 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 340,878 units valued at $1,271,893 and previously 187,472 units valued at $848,065. June closed with an average of 139,543 units, valued at $671,002 for each security traded.
At the close of trading in the Junior market, AMG Packaging ended 1 cent higher at $2, with 5,028 stock units, Caribbean Producers finished trading at $5.25, with 8,291 units, C2W Music added 15 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $1.45, with 13,408 shares, Elite Diagnostic settled with a loss of 3 cents at $2.97, with 20,046,806 units, Everything Fresh traded 29,100 units and closed at $2.14, Express Catering gained 4 cents to close at $7.14, with 8,135 shares. FosRich Group finished trading 10 cents higher at $2.75, with 125,000 shares, Honey Bun concluded trading at $5, with 9,475 shares, Jamaican Teas ended trading 24,929 stock units and rose 1 cent to close at $5.01, Jetcon Corporation traded 17,500 units at $4. Key Insurance traded 1,500,000 shares with a loss of 99 cents at $3.01, Knutsford Express declined by $1.01 to $11.50, with 1,000 shares, Lasco Distributors rose 3 cents to $4.18, with 25,668 stock units, Lasco Financial finished at $5.10, with 17,996 units traded, Lasco Manufacturing settled at $4, with 1,107 shares and Stationery and Office closed with a loss of 5 cents at $7.95, with 34,640 units changing hands.
In the Junior Market US dollar bond market Eppley 5% bond traded 373 units at US$1.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

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