Mailpac & iCreate dominate Juniors

Investors traded heavily in Mailpac that accounted for 47 percent of the day’s volume and iCreate 24 percent of the units changing hands as the Junior Market index slipped 7.34 points to close the week at 2,444.99.
The day’s activities saw 31 securities changing hands, with the prices of eight rising, 16 declining and seven stocks holding firm. The average PE ratio of the Junior Market ended at 8.7 based on 2020-21 earnings.
Trading resulted in an exchange of 5,341,821 valued at $11,683,519 compared to 3,326,847 units valued at $8,170,040 from 33 securities on Thursday.
Trading ended with an average of 172,317 units at $376,888 for each security traded, in contrast to 100,814 units valued at $247,577 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 133,758 units valued at $355,755 and previously 129,578 valued at $353,464. In contrast, April closed with an average of 447,863 units valued at $1,028,076 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows seven stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Blue Power slipped 2 cents to $3.43 with an exchange of 6,130 shares, Caribbean Assurance finished 7 cents lower at $2.30 with 24,683 units changing hands, Caribbean Cream dropped 45 cents and swapped 227,357 units to settle at $2.20. Derrimon Trading fell 24 cents to $1.81 with 1,556 shares changing hands, Elite Diagnostic added 26 cents and traded 29,100 shares to end at $3.88, Everything Fresh closed at 71 cents after swapping 32,000 shares and shedding 11 cents. Express Catering climbed 7 cents to $3.50 with 4,559 stock units crossing the exchange, Fontana closed 8 cents higher at $5.57 with 127,121 shares trading, FosRich slipped 1 cent in the trading 5,383 units to end at $3.70. General Accident dropped 48 cents in switching ownership of 697,342 units to end at $4.70, Honey Bun ended with a loss of 25 cents at $5.20 with 6,735 stock units changing hands, iCreate traded 1,276,052 shares to close at 55 cents after gaining 5 cents. Indies Pharma declined 1 cent to settle at $2.29, exchanging 24,593 units, Jamaican Teas slipped 6 cents and closed at $3.81 in trading 81,964 units, Jetcon Corporation added 8 cents to close at 88 cents with 43,792 shares changing hands. Knutsford Express climbed 28 cents and exchanged 36,650 shares to settle at $7.78, Lasco Financial slipped 1 cent in exchanging 28,028 units to end at $2.69, Lasco Manufacturing closed 2 cents higher at $3.97 with 36,324 stock units trading. Limners and Bards declined by 5 cents and exchanged 6,040 shares to end at $1.85, Lumber Depot finished with a loss of 1 cent at $1.13 with then swapping of 2,000 shares, MailPac Group traded 2,526,913 units and lost 7 cents to end at $1.88. Main Event gained 2 cents to settle at $4.10 with 673 stock units changing hands, Medical Disposables closed the day at $6.20 after exchanging 10,064 units and falling 10 cents and Stationery and Office Supplies finished 10 cents higher at $6.20 with 14,000 units crossing the exchange.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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