More Junior Market stocks rose

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Wednesday with a slight dip in the market Index of 3.64 points to close at 3,444.70 as more stocks rose than declined.  
 IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading was negative and pointing to the possibility of more declines as 5 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 closing with lower offers.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 11 securities advanced, 7 declined and 9 remained unchanged with 27 securities changing hands, compared to 30 on Monday and resulting in an exchange of 53,025,384 units valued at $252,714,577 compared to 2,481,939 units valued at $10,695,407 on Tuesday.
Trading ended with an average of 1,963,903 units for an average of $9,359,799 in contrast to 82,731 units for an average of $356,514 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 1,421,017 valued at $3,530,472 and previously 1,502,456 units for $3,331,836. August ended with an average of 232,398 units valued at $1,072,851 for each traded security.
Stocks closing with price changes| AMG Packaging ended market activity exchanging 471,175 shares to close at $1.80 after falling 20 cents, Caribbean Producers climbed 5 cents after investors exchanged 51,245,360 shares to close at $4.80, Derrimon Trading climbed 8 cents and exchanged 12,870 shares at $2.55. Elite Diagnostic climbed 24 cents and exchanged 25,332 shares at $5.70, Everything Fresh lost 3 cents in trading 71,727 shares to close at $1.26, Express Catering fell 50 cents in trading of 18,368 units at $6. Fontana closed 35 cents higher at $8.10, with 227,440 stock units trading, General Accident climbed 85 cents and exchanged 108,732 shares at $6.40 but only after it traded at an intraday high of $7.20. Honey Bun ended trading with 10,317 shares, after rising 18 cents to end at $5.99, Indies Pharma climbed 8 cents and exchanged 28,817 shares at $3.45, Iron Rock Insurance added 5 cents in exchanging 76,090 shares at $4. Limners and Bards ended with a loss of 1 cent at $2.95 with 166,362 stock units changing hands, Lasco Distributors dipped 19 cents in trading 174,577 units at $3.30, Lasco Financial closed trading of 11,430 units and gained 50 cents to end at $5. Lasco Manufacturing ended trading with 18,696 shares, after rising 16 cents to end at $5.46, Main Event declined by $1.38 to settle at $5.57, Stationery and Office Supplies closed trading of 58,500 units and gained 45 cents to end at $11.50 and tTech fell 30 cents in trading of 20,111 units at $5.60.

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

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