More Junior Market losers than winners

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange declined on Wednesday compared with Tuesday’s levels as only 20 securities trading and no company contributing a large trade as occurred on Tuesday.
Trading resulted in an exchange of 1,512,347 units valued at $7,031,079 compared to 3,567,155 units valued at $16,970,111 on Tuesday as 20 securities changed hands, compared to 21 on Tuesday. At the close of the market the prices of 4 securities rose, 7 declined and 9 traded unchanged leading to the market Index declining 8.96 points to close at 3,020.98.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 9 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with a lower offer.
Trading closed with an average of 75,617 units for an average of $351,554 in contrast to 169,865 units for an average of $808,100 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 223,946 units valued at $899,898 and previously 235,400 units valued at $942,241. June closed with an average of 139,543 units, valued at $671,002 for each security traded.
At the close of trading, AMG Packaging ended market activity with a loss of 5 cents at $2.01, trading 5,000 stock units, Caribbean Flavours lost 7 cents to close at $11.60, with 1,500 stock units, Caribbean Producers finished trading 1 cent higher at $5.36, with 734 units, Derrimon Trading concluded trading at $20, with 21,004 shares, Elite Diagnostic settled at $2.95, with 16,011 units. Everything Fresh traded 23,000 shares and lost 5 cents to close at $2.10, FosRich Group finished trading at $2.60, with 8,415 shares, GWest Corporation ended trading 10,919 units at $2.40, Honey Bun closed 2 cents higher at $5.02, trading 10,000 shares, Jamaican Teas ended trading 1,770 stock units at $5.30. Jetcon Corporation traded with a loss of 10 cents at $4, exchanging 35,000 units, KLE Group closed at $2.85, with 550 shares changing hands, Knutsford Express ended at $11.50, with 1,158 shares, Lasco Distributors closed 20 cents higher at $4.20, trading 825,000 stock units. Lasco Financial finished with a loss of 20 cents at $4.90, after exchanging 50,000 units, Lasco Manufacturing settled with a loss of 5 cents at $3.85, with 17,000 shares, Medical Disposables traded 7 cents higher at $5.07, with 423,467 shares being exchanged, Paramount Trading finished trading 3,105 stock units at $2.98 and Stationery and Office closed with a loss of 10 cents at $8, after trading 50,073 units. In the junior market preference segment, Eppley 9.5% preference share ended trading at $6, with 8,641 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

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