Junior Market gains more

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange saw the market making more recovery on Thursday with the market Index rising 19.74 points to close at 2,996.89 for three days in a row.
The market settled with 34 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 5,022,418 units valued at $14,719,027 compared to 10,921,039 units valued at $36,285,573 from 33 on Wednesday. At the close of market activities, the prices of 15 securities advanced, 9 declined and 10 remained unchanged and resulted in the PE ratio of the market closing at 13.8 times 2019 earnings.
Trading ended with an average of 147,718 units for an average of $432,913 in contrast to 330,941 units for an average of $1,099,563 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 142,718 valued at $423,343 and previously 142,287 units valued at $422,520. In contrast, January closed with an average of 568,732 units valued at $3,447,957 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows five stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, Access Financial climbed $1.30 to settle at $28.50, with 938 shares changing hands, Blue Power gained 10 cents after exchanging 990 shares at $4.50, Caribbean Producers closed 1 cent higher at $4.81, with 4,100 stock units trading, Dolphin Cove shed 5 cents in trading of 189 units at $9.45. Elite Diagnostic closed trading of 53,536 units and gained 47 cents to end at $4.50, Express Catering rose 45 cents to end at $5.80 and finished with an exchange of 15,200 shares, Fontana closed trading with 66,918 stock units, after gaining 12 cents to end at $6.92. General Accident declined 25 cents in transferring 6,639 units at $6.25, GWest Corporation gained 5 cents to $1.05 exchanging 11,019 shares, Honey Bun declined by 68 cents to settle at $6.50, in trading 283,346 shares, Indies Pharma closed 20 cents higher to $2.70 and exchanged 59,370 shares. Jamaican Teas gained 35 cents to settle at $6.70, with 75,665 shares changing hands, Jetcon Corporation traded 4,017 shares, after rising 33 cents to close at $1.58, KLE Group closed with 48,634 units changing hands and gained 16 cents to end at $2.20, Knutsford Express swapped 6,179 shares at $9.90, after losing 10 cents. Lasco Distributors declined 10 cents in trading 2,485,710 units at $3.05, Lasco Financial closed 22 cents higher at $3.30, with 122,462 stock units trading, Limners and Bards closed 24 cents higher at $2.89, with 16,628 stock units trading. Lumber Depot ended with a loss of 1 cent at $1.49, with 58,017 stock units changing hands, MailPac declined 2 cents in trading of 709,347 units at $1.97. Main Event lost 10 cents exchanging 13,593 shares to close at $5.40, Medical Disposables closed trading of 18,200 units and gained 9 cents to end at $5.28. SSL Venture Capital gained 8 cents to settle at $1.20, with an exchange of 1,900 shares and Stationery and Office Supplies closed 94 cents lower to $8.16, in transferring 20,000 units.

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

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