Lasco Distributors hits junior index – Wednesday

Lasco Distributors fell initially to $6.55 and headed back to $7.40 and helped hit the junior market index down by 41 points, but main market stocks also slipped but marginally.JSE intra 28-07-16 The fall in the Lasco share price was in reaction to the company’s first quarter profit after tax of $175.4 million, or 33% more than the same period in 2015.
The market saw Scotia Investments trading 100,000 units at $25.01, JMMB Group 7.50% preference share traded 90,000 units at $1.10, Pan Jamaican Investment had 74,764 shares changing hands at $24.50 and Consolidated Bakeries traded 185,000 units at $2.15.
The all Jamaica Composite Index fell 29.18 points to 176,604.86 the Jamaica Stock Exchange Market Index is down 26.10 points to 158,957.91, the Jamaica Stock Exchange combined index declined 409.09 point to close at 169,565.09 points andthe junior market index dropped 37.51 points to 2,155.92.
Trading at 10:45 am resulted in only 22 securities changing hands, accounting for a volume of 663,102 shares, with 7 securities rising and 7 falling. The average number of shares traded amounts to 30,141 units.

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