Modest Junior Market gains start 2020

The Junior Market Index advanced 15.19 points to 3,364.15, with the prices of 11 securities rising against 13 that fell, leaving five stocks trading with unchanged prices.
The average PE of the market ended at 14.4.
Market activity ended with 29 securities trading, resulting in 5,086,049 units valued at $10,583,733 compared to 3,973,357 units valued at $16,004,427 from 35 securities on Tuesday.
Trading ended with an average of 175,381 units $at 364,956 for each stock traded, in contrast to 113,524 shares, for an average of $457,269 on Tuesday. December closed with an average of 521,319 shares at $1,344,719 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investors Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows three stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
By the close of trading, AMG Packaging added 1 cent to settle at $2.10 with 26,700 shares changing hands, Blue Power traded 17,588 units with a rise of 50 cents to close at $5, Caribbean Producers lost 10 cents to end at $5.20 with 16,686 stock units crossing the exchange. Consolidated Bakeries rose 14 cents to settle at $1.80 with 12,000 shares changing hands, Derrimon Trading lost 1 cent to close at $2.59 with 37,262 units changing hands. Elite Diagnostic fell 9 cents to end at $4.90 while trading 15,473 shares, Everything Fresh lost 7 cents to end at $1.15 in trading 12,500 stock units. Express Catering fell 6 cents to close at $6.60, with an exchange of 24,736 stock units, Fontana shed 29 cents to end at $7.01, after trading 67,069 shares, FosRich exchanged 82,276 stock units and rose 13 cents to close at $4.45, General Accident fell 10 cents to end at $7, with 2,763 units crossing the market. Honey Bun climbed 10 cents to settle at $8, after trading 3,500 shares, iCreate rose by a cent to 71 cents with 24,391shares changing hands, Indies Pharma lost 35 cents and closed at $3.15 with 62,440 stock units crossing the exchange. Iron Rock Insurance gained 7 cents to end at $3.59 with just one stock unit changing hands, Jamaican Teas exchanged 165,465 shares and rose 30 cents to end at $6.60. Lasco Distributors gained 4 cents trading 16,930 shares to end at $3.25, Lasco Financial swapped 11,200 stock units after falling 16 cents to end at $4.33. Lasco Manufacturing lost 1 cent to settle at $4.68, with 4,036 shares changing hands. Lumber Depot lost 1 cent to end at $1.60 with a transfer of 3,793,154 stock units, MailPac slipped 2 cents trading 511,531 shares to settle at $2.09, Medical Disposables jumped 75 cents to end at $7.55 with 6,400 stock units trading and Stationery and Office Supplies lost 10 cents to end at $11, in transferring 1,000 shares.

Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

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