Nice bounce for Junior Market – Monday

Fontana ended at a new closing high as selling pressure eases.

Stocks made strong gains in trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Monday, breaking four consecutive days of decline last week. The 2 to 1 positive advance decline ratio pushed the market index up 31.38 points to 3,094.46.
Twenty seven (27) securities changed hands, compared with 31 securities on Friday. At the close of trading the prices of 15 securities rose, 7 fell and 5 remained unchanged. FosRich Group ended at new closing high as well as Fontana that closed with very limited stocks on offer below $5.50, as demand for it has picked up.
The market closed with 1,429,394 units valued $5,552,802 being exchanged, compared to 3,286,973 shares valued at $12,890,201 on Friday.
Trading ended with an average of 52,941 units for an average of $205,659 in contrast to 106,031 units for an average of $415,813 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 131,423 shares valued at $514,778 compared to 146,891 shares valued at $575,700 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 6 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
At the close of trading, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 4 cents at $2.25, with 114,379 stock units changing hands, Caribbean Cream ended trading of 251 shares at $5.25, Caribbean Flavours dropped $1.54 to close at $16.95 after trading 2,000 stock units, Caribbean Producers finished trading 3 cents higher at $4.50, with 26,300 units changing hands. Derrimon Trading ended 9 cents higher at $2.89, with 21,600 shares switching ownership. Dolphin Cove jumped $1.76 higher to $13.36, with an exchange of 100 shares, Everything Fresh finished with a loss of 15 cents at $1.50, in trading 24,000 stock units, Elite Diagnostic settled at $3.20, with 126,553 units, Express Catering ended trading with a loss of 31 cents at $7.99, with 5,318 shares. FosRich Group gained 20 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $4.20, trading 62,102 shares, Fontana finished trading of 307,794 shares and rose 10 cents to end at an all-time closing high of $4.10. General Accident closed 15 cents higher, at $4.50, with 121,000 stock units changing hands, GWest Corporation ended at $1.75, with an exchange of 6,172 units, Honey Bun concluded trading of 33,352 shares for 2 cents higher at $3.72. ICreate rose 1 cent to close at 94 cents, trading 66,000 shares.  Indies Pharma gained 25 cents to end at $3, with 119,744 shares trading, Jamaican Teas traded 56,495 units with a loss of 5 cents at $3.75,  Jetcon Corporation  closed 5 cents higher at $2.77, trading 6,460 shares. Knutsford Express  jumped 90 cents higher to $12.90, with 37,592 stock units changing hands, Lasco Distributors  closed at $3.70, with an exchange of 14,587 units, Lasco Financial settled with a loss of 19 cents at $4.40, in exchanging 153,968 shares. Main Event  traded 25,212 shares for an 80 cents hike to $5.80, Medical Disposables  finished with a loss of 50 cents at $6.50, with 14,000 stock units changing hands, Paramount Trading  closed 36 cents higher at $2.40, with an exchange of 1,283 units. SSL Venture Capital ended at $1.70, trading 44,732 shares, Stationery and Office concluded trading of 5,400 shares, after rising of 50 cents to $7.50 and tTech settled 50 cents higher at $6, with 33,000 stock units changing hands.

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

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