Losses edged out gains on Junior Market

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange index closed virtually flat at the close of trading on Friday with a miniscule rise of just 0.03 points to close at 2,916.93 with the prices of 9 securities advancing, 10 declining and 7 remaining unchanged.
Market activity resulted in 26 securities changing hands, compared to 25 trading on Thursday, with an exchange of 3,564,305 units valued at $13,411,844 versus 1,521,188 units valued at $6,228,409 on Thursday.
Trading ended with an average of 137,089 units for an average of $249,136 compared to an average of 60,848 units for an average of $249,136 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amounts to 113,074 units at $457,447, compared to an average of 108,678 units at $446,755 on the previous trading day. February closed with an average of 338,697 units at an average value of $1,495,774 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 4 stocks ending with the bid higher than the last selling price and 3 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial gained $1 to close at $51, with 26,900 shares trading, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 5 cents at $2, as 143,545 stock units traded, CAC 2000 finished with a loss of 1 cent at $8.50, in exchanging 5,800 shares, Caribbean Cream ended trading $1 higher at $7, with 8,000 shares, Caribbean Flavours added 84 cents to end at $10.90, with 2,250 stock units. Caribbean Producers finished trading with a loss of 21 cents at $4.41, as 17,500 units changed hands, Consolidated Bakeries closed at $2, with 3,400 shares, Dolphin Cove finished at $18, with 1,133 stock units, Elite Diagnostic settled 9 cents higher at $3.01, with 2,009,501 units. Eppley ended trading at $9.50, with 800 shares trading, Express Catering traded with a loss of 3 cents at $4.82, after 26,137 shares were transferred, FosRich Group fell 7 cents at $2.68, with 17,780 shares, General Accident closed 40 cents higher at $3.30, with 245,747 stock units. GWest Corporation lost 4 cents at $2.85, with 15,000 units, Honey Bun concluded trading at $4.85, with 29,800 shares, Jamaican Teas ended trading with a loss of 20 cents at $4.55, with 50,874 stock units, Jetcon Corporation traded with a loss of 27 cents at $3.88, with 188,113 units. KLE Group closed at $2.30, with 55,000 shares, Knutsford Express ended $1 higher at $15, with 15,617 shares, Lasco Distributors concluded trading down, 5 cents at $4.15, with 75,802 stock units, Lasco Financial finished at $5, with 4,700 units. Lasco Manufacturing settled 25 cents higher at $4.25, with 508,477 shares, Main Event rose 39 cents to $6.20, with 88,990 shares, Paramount Trading finished trading and rose 3 cents to $3.19, with 7,000 stock units, Stationery and Office closed at $5.50, with 13,189 units and tTech concluded trading with a loss of 55 cents at $5, after 3,250 shares changed hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

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