Juniors inched higher – Friday

Junior market index moving higher gradually, but seems poised to surge higher by August as happened in 2017.

Trading on the Junior Market returned to more sedate levels on Friday with 1,704,155 units valued at $7,059,645, compared to 13,901,904 units valued at $65,220,930 on Thursday.
At the close, the market Index advanced by 8.27 points to close at 3,062.21 as the prices of 4 securities rose, 10 declined and 6 traded unchanged resulting from 20 securities changing hands, up from 25 on Thursday.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
Trading ended with an average of 85,208 units for an average of $352,982 in contrast to 556,076 units for an average of $2,608,837 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 148,472 units valued at $848,065 and previously 210,982 units valued at $961,878. 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 with a loss of 1 cent at $1.99, with 23,429 stock units, Caribbean Cream fell 16 cents to close at $4.84, with 21,756 shares, Consolidated Bakeries closed with 117,515 shares trading and lost 10 cents to end at $1.90, C2W Music ended at $1.30, with 29,999 shares changing hands, Derrimon Trading exchanged 23,136 shares and traded at an all-time intraday high of $20.50 but fell afterwards by 44 cents from Thursday’s close to end Friday at $19.16. Dolphin Cove finished at $15, with 1,400 stock units, Elite Diagnostic settled with a loss of 5 cents at $3 and trading 95,139 units, Express Catering traded 5 cents higher at $7.10, with 18,979 shares, FosRich Group finished trading with a loss of 30 cents at $2.65, in exchanging 6,242 shares. Honey Bun ended trading at $5, with 200 shares, Jetcon Corporation traded at $4, with 30,280 units changing hands, Knutsford Express ended 41 cents higher at $12.51, with 3,870 shares, Lasco Distributors concluded trading with a loss of 4 cents at $4.15, in exchanging 540,300 stock units. Lasco Financial finished 11 cents higher at $5.10, with 445,789 units, Lasco Manufacturing lost 20 cents to close at $4, with 103,771 shares, Medical Disposables traded 2,000 shares at $5, Paramount Trading closed 3 cents higher at $3, trading 4,200 stock units, Stationery and Office closed at $8, with 15,869 units changing owners and tTech declined 10 cents to $5.90, with 350 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

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