Mild slip for Junior Market – Friday

General Accident closed at an all-time high of $6.24.

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange dipped 6.52 points to close at 3,606.63 on Friday with 31 securities changing hands compared to 29 on Thursday as prices of more stocks fell than rose.
At the close of trading, the prices of 12 rising, 14 declining while 5 closed unchanged as investors exchanged 2,580,654 units valued at $14,035,405 compared to 3,905,180 units valued at $19,166,140 on Thursday, from an exchange of 32 securities.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 4 stocks closing with higher bids than the last selling prices and 4 ending with lower offers.
Trading ended with an average of 83,247 units for an average of $452,755 in contrast to 134,661 units for an average of $660,901 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 253,861 units at $1,125,085 and previously 313,545 units at $1,245,996 for each security traded. July ended with an average of 138,412 units at $563,215 for each security traded.
Stocks ending with price changes| Access Financial gained $1.20 to end at $43.20 with 10,000 stock units trading, AMG Packaging climbed 17 cents and exchanged 35,432 shares to end at $2.29, Blue Power declined 50 cents in trading of 37,213 units at $9.50. Caribbean Producers closed trading of 375,545 units with a gain of 5 cents to end at $4.65, Consolidated Bakeries dipped 8 cents in trading of 3,000 units at $1.92, Dolphin Cove exchanged 101,820 shares, after rising 5 cents to end at $12.05. Derrimon Trading closed 30 cents higher at $2.80, swapping 200 stock units, Express Catering ended market activity exchanging 205,935 shares to close at $6.45 after falling 5 cents. Everything Fresh ended with a loss of 1 cent at $1.40 with 321,826 stock units changing hands, Elite Diagnostic lost 60 cents trading 67,600 shares to close at $6.40. Fosrich shed 40 cents in trading of 63,480 units to settle at $5.40, Fontana exchanged 194,084 shares, after rising 15 cents to end at $8.20. General Accident traded 150,889 units and gained 25 cents to close at a record high of $6.24, GWest Corporation dipped 7 cents in swapping 5,023 units at $1.38, Honey Bun closed with a loss of 5 cents at $6.90, in trading 47,871 units, iCreate rose 8 cents and exchanged 12,723 shares at 89 cents. Indies Pharma lost 25 cents in trading of 38,751 units to settle at $3.35, ISP Finance dived $4 in trading 16,509 units to settle at $16, Jamaican Teas lost 24 cents trading 94,057 shares to close at $5.61. Jetcon Corporation ended trading 100,500 shares, after rising 53 cents to end at $2.50, Knutsford Express rose 3 cents to end at $11.18 trading 1,506 shares, Limners & Bards closed 19 cents higher at $3.20, with 195,125 stock units changing hands. Lasco Financial lost 10 cents trading 236,244 shares to close at $5.45, Medical Disposables ended trading with 10,000 shares, after rising 10 cents to end at $7.40, Stationery and Office Supplies exchanged 20,687 shares to close at $13 after falling 50 cents and tTech closed with a loss of 34 cents at $7 while exchanging 12,740 shares.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

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