More declines for Junior Market – Friday

FosRich traded at an all-time high of $4.50 on Friday.

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended trading on Friday with more stocks declining than rising for a fourth day, leading to another fall in the market index of 19.66 points to close at 3,063.08.
At the close of market activities, 31 securities changed hands, compared with 23 securities trading on Thursday and ending with the prices of 11 securities advanced, 11 declined and 9 remained unchanged.The market closed with 3,286,973 shares valued at $12,890,201 being exchanged compared to 2,723,771 units valued at $7,748,383 on Thursday.
Trading ended with an average of 106,031 units for an average of $415,813 in contrast to 118,425 units for an average of $336,886 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 146,891 shares valued at $575,700 compared to 158,840 shares valued at $622,459 on the previous day. In contrast, February closed with average of 235,225 units valued at $679,790 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
At the close of trading, AMG Packaging ended 9 cents higher at $2.29, with 128,175 stock units changing hands, Cargo Handlers ended $12.65 higher at $12.65, with 5,500 stock units, Caribbean Cream settled at $5.25, with an exchange of 9,438 shares, Caribbean Producers traded 97,982 stock units at $4.47, Consolidated Bakeries finished trading 3,650 units, 1 cent higher to $2. Derrimon Trading closed with a loss of 11 cents at $2.80, with 25,009 shares changing hands, Dolphin Cove ended with a loss of $1.90 to $11.60, trading 176,147 shares, Everything Fresh concluded trading of 158,747 shares for 10 cents higher at $1.65, Elite Diagnostic finished with a loss of 10 cents at $3.20, with 10,000 stock units changing hands. Express Catering settled 42 cents higher at $8.30, with an exchange of 114,037 units, FosRich Group ended trading 33,093 shares at $4,after trading at an intraday all-time high of $4.50. Fontana traded 622,444 shares to close at $4, General Accident exchanged 73,369 shares with a gain of 5 cents to $4.35, GWest Corporation closed at $1.75, with 6,342 stock units changing hands, Honey Bun ended at $3.70, trading 705,845 units, ICreate fell 2 cents to close at 93 cents, trading 409,781 shares. Indies Pharma concluded trading of 42,204 shares with a loss of 25 cents at $2.75, Iron Rock finished with a loss of 50 cents at $3, with an exchange of 127,000 shares, ISP Finance rose 50 cents higher to $13.50, with 19,934 shares changing hands. Jamaican Teas ended trading 79,420 stock units, with a loss of 5 cents at $3.80, Jetcon Corporation  swapped 11,594 units, with a loss of 23 cents at $2.72,  Key Insurance  finished trading 5,000 shares and rose 15 cents higher to $3.15,  Knutsford Express  ended at $12, with 200 shares changing hands. Lasco Distributors  lost 5 cents to end at $3.70, with an exchange of 193,061 stock units, Lasco Financial  finished 8 cents higher at $4.59, trading 14,764 units, Lasco Manufacturing  gained 4 cents to end at $3.05, with 48,900 shares changing hands, Main Event ended trading of 59,700 shares and gained 44 cents to close at $5. Medical Disposables  traded 6,500 shares after rising 20 cents higher to $7, Stationery and Office  dropped $1.20 to $7, with 39,298 shares changing hands and SSL Venture Capital closed at $1.70, with 28,115 units. In the junior market preference segment, Derrimon Trading 9% preference share concluded trading of 31,724 units at $2.10.

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

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