Sea of red covers Junior Market – Tuesday

A sea of red covered the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Tuesday as investors pushed down prices 16 securities with just 1 rising out of 25 trading, leading to the market index dropping a sharp 66.35 points, to 3,024.91.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 4 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 6 with lower offers, an indication that falling prices are likely to dominate again on Wednesday.
The market appears to have reacted efforts by investors to raise funds to go into the Wigton Windfarm share offer, but they realized far less money than they did on Monday.
Trading volume fell from Monday’s level on resulting in an exchange of 1,785,030 units valued $5,720,615 compared to 3,199,174 units valued at $8,299,261 23 securities changing hands on Monday. Trading ended with an average of 71,401 units for an average of $228,825 in contrast to 139,095 units for an average of $360,837 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 108,316 valued at $376,754 and previously 114,510 valued at $401,574 for each security traded. In contrast, March closed with an average of 195,942 shares valued at $777,498 for each security traded.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended at $2.30, in trading 156,198 stock units, Cargo Handlers settled at $10.95, with 319 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cream traded 799 shares with a loss of 20 cents to close at $5.50, Caribbean Producers lost 26 cents in closing at $4.60, with an exchange of 42,749 units. Derrimon Trading fell 30 cents to close at $2.40, while trading 38,500 shares, Dolphin Cove concluded trading of 1,000 shares at $12.50, Everything Fresh finished at $1.41, with 163,500 stock units changing hands, Elite Diagnostic settled with a loss of 19 cents at $2.91, with 63,330 units. Express Catering traded 15,617 shares with a loss of 9 cents to end at $7.90. FosRich Group exchanged with 3,958 shares at $4.30, Fontana fell 15 cents to $3.80, with an exchange of 570,776 shares, General Accident closed with a loss of 10 cents at $4.20, in the trading of 11,056 stock units, GWest Corporation ended at $1.30, with 50,901 units changing hands. Honey Bun concluded trading of 15,700 shares after losing of 20 cents to close at $3.80, iCreate lost 2 cents and closed at 98 cents, with an exchange of 118,694 shares, Indies Pharma finished with a loss of 2 cents at $3.03, with an exchange of 159,425 share. Iron Rock lost 9 cents in closing at $3.90, with 24,300 shares changing hands, Jamaican Teas  traded 62,261 units with a loss of 3 cents in ending at $3.50, Jetcon Corporation  finished trading 33,100 shares for a rise of 19 cents to close at $2.50,  Knutsford Express  lost $1.09 to close at $11.90, with an exchange of 6,786 stock units. Lasco Distributors  finished with a loss of 1 cent at $3.70, with 35,500 units changing hands, Lasco Financial  settled with a loss of 49 cents at $4.50, exchanging 58,797 shares, Lasco Manufacturing  ended trading of 115,642 shares, after falling 27 cents to close at $3.21, Main Event traded at $5.40, with 7,622 shares passing through the market and Stationery and Office concluded trading of 28,500 shares at $6.75.

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

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