More gains for Junior Market – Tuesday

The Junior Market made further gains at the close of trading on Tuesday after a break on Monday due to the long holiday weekend, gaining 14.43 points to end at 2,561.12 with prices of 11 securities rising, nine declining and 12 remained unchanged.
Investors traded 32 securities, resulting in an exchange of 4,137,638 units valued at $10,997,880 compared to 4,259,300 units valued at $14,475,328 from 35 securities on Friday. The average PE ratio of the Junior Market ended at 9.2 based on 2020-21 earnings.
Trading ended with an average of 129,301 units at $343,684 for each security traded in contrast to 121,694 units at $413,581 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 135,857 valued at $415,855 and previously 136,296 units valued at $420,686. 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 six stocks ended with bids higher than its last selling price and three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Cargo Handlers dropped 50 cents to $6.05 with 6,438 units traded, Caribbean Cream closed 6 cents higher at $2.75 with an exchange of 61,233 stock units, Caribbean Producers traded 1,418,225 shares and fell 12 cents to end at $2.40. Derrimon Trading jumped 22 cents in swapping of 28,295 shares to settle at $2.72, Dolphin Cove shed 23 cents to close at $7 with 5,709 units changing hands, Elite Diagnostic gained 11 cents and exchanged 92,470 shares to settle at $3.40. Express Catering inched 1 cent higher to finish at $3.52 with 33,230 units traded, Fontana dropped 30 cents to $5.60 with 220,601 units crossing the market, General Accident leaped 49 cents exchanging 30,026 stock units to close at $6.50. GWest lost 3 cents in the trading of 1,160 shares to close at 87 cents, Honey Bun declined by 37 cents to $5.08 with 131,812 shares changing hands, iCreate closed 3 cents lower at 52 cents with 87,177 stock units traded. Indies Pharma picked up 2 cents and exchanged 13,245 shares to settle at $2.22, Iron Rock Insurance ended the day 10 cents down, at $3.80 with an exchange of 10,000 shares, Jamaican Teas climbed 6 cents to settle at $4.35 with 158,546 units crossing the market. Limners and Bards dipped 7 cents to $1.75 with 103,494 shares traded, Lumber Depot swapped 136,889 shares to finish at $1.14 after gaining 2cents, Medical Disposables jumped 30 cents to $7.30 with an exchange of 21,814 units. Paramount Trading added 1 cent to finish at $2 after trading 12,300 shares and Stationery and Office Supplies closed 25 cents higher at $6.25, with 5,809 stock units crossing the exchange.

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

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