Juniors recover some ground on Friday

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, recovered some of the losses suffered over the previous three days, as advancing stocks out-numbered declining ones on Friday, still leaving the index below the 3,000 mark.
At the close of market activities, the Junior Market Index advanced 31.90 points to 2,993.40 as 21 securities changed hands, resulting in as the prices of 10 securities rising, 5 declining and 6 remaining unchanged. On Thursday there was trading in 20 securities.
The volume and value traded fell over 60 percent below Thursday’s levels, with volume traded declining to 2,292,770 units valued at $10,680,659, compared to 6,809,242 units valued at $27,253,969 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 109,180 units for an average of $508,603 in contrast to 340,462 units for an average of $1,362,698 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amounts to 151,951 units valued at $795,273 and previously 155,908 units valued at $821,793. May closed with an average of 217,589 units, valued at $1,322,452 for each security traded.
At the close of the market, Blue Power ended trading 50 cents higher at $28.50, with 1,000 stock units changing hnads, Caribbean Flavours jumped $1.93 to close at $11, with 2,000 shares traded, Consolidated Bakeries finished trading at $2.10, with 48,500 units, Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 10 cents at $11.50, exchanging 1,500 shares, Express Catering gained 11 cents to close at $6.96, with 71,643 stock units trading, Elite Diagnostic finished with a loss of 7 cents at $3.05, exchanging 36,587 stock units. FosRich Group rose by 38 cents to land at $2.98, with 21,436 shares, GWest Corporation finished trading with a loss of 23 cents at $2.22, with 11,567 shares changing hands, Honey Bun closed 25 cents higher at $5, exchanging 100 stock units, Iron Rock ended with a loss of 10 cents at $2.95, with 40,961 units. Jamaican Teas finished trading at $5.50, with 174,438 units, Jetcon Corporation closed 10 cents higher at $4.10, with 9,464 shares, Knutsford Express traded 25 cents higher at $12, with 100 units, Lasco Distributors rose 5 cents to $4.25, with 135,635 shares, Lasco Financial closed with a gain of 15 cents at $5, trading 78,477 shares. Lasco Manufacturing ended with 1,192,669 shares trading at $4.20, Main Event concluded trading 30 cents higher at $7.80, with 30,500 stock units, Medical Disposables finished with a loss of 10 cents at $5, trading 126,888 units, Paramount Trading settled at $3, with 3,179 shares changing hands and Stationery and Office ended trading at $7.75, with 12,926 shares. In the junior market preference segment, Eppley 8.25% finished trading at $6, with 293,200 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place. 

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