Sharp rise in Junior Market index – Monday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market index jumped sharply by 46.18 points to close at 3,118.75 on Monday as advancing stocks outpaced declining stocks by a ratio of 3 to 2.
The day’s gain brings to 11 the number of times the index recorded gained for May with just 3 days of declines.
At the close of market activities, 26 securities changed hands, compared to 25 on Friday and resulted in prices of 11 securities rising, 7 declining and 8 remaining unchanged.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
Market activity led to an exchange of 1,462,465 units valued at $6,385,186 compared to 1,770,415 units valued at $8,192,998 on Friday. The average trade for the day amounts to 56,249 units for $245,584 each, in contrast to 70,817 units for an average of $327,720 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 56,984 units for an average of $243,157 and previously, 56,984 units for an average of $243,157. In contrast, April closed with an average of 87,963 units valued $317,267 for each security traded.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended at $2.10, with 23,718 stock units crossing the exchange, Blue Power concluded trading with 8,387 units at $4.40, Caribbean Cream ended trading of just 100 shares, with a loss of 10 cents at $5.90, Caribbean Producers rose 10 cents to $4.90, with 4,953 units changing hands. Consolidated Bakeries closed at $1.80, after exchanging of 211,500 shares, Derrimon Trading closed at $3, with 22,800 shares changing hands, Everything Fresh finished with a loss of 8 cents at $1.45, with 10,800 stock units crossing the exchange, Elite Diagnostic ended trading of 100,548 shares with a loss of 65 cents to close at $3.35. Express Catering traded 35,183 shares and rose 10 cents to $7.10, FosRich Group finished trading 498,363 shares, with a loss of 25 cents at $4.75, Fontana closed at $4.55, with 118,747 stock units changing hands, General Accident gained 50 cents to end at $4.50, with an exchange of 25,000 units. GWest Corporation concluded trading of 5,000 shares for 6 cents higher at $1.45, Honey Bun finished with a loss of 49 cents at $4.50, with 25,090 shares crossing the exchange, iCreate settled at 85 cents trading 28,733 shares, Indies Pharma traded 61,820 stock units with a loss of 3 cents to end at $3.15. ISP Finance jumped $3.50 to $19.50, trading a mere 343 shares, Jamaican Teas  closed 45 cents higher at $4.10, with 15,500 shares crossing the exchange, Jetcon Corporation  ended 2 cents higher at $1.82, in exchanging 20,100 shares, Knutsford Express settled at $12.50, with 1,957 shares crossing the exchange. Lasco Distributors  ended trading of 37,739 shares at $3.80,  Lasco Financial  exchanged 53,699 shares, 19 cents higher at $4.70, Lasco Manufacturing  finished trading 10,150 stock units and rose 6 cents higher to $3.40, Main Event closed 44 cents higher at $5.50, with an exchange of 1,209 units. Stationery and Office settled with a loss of 49 cents at $9, with 140,452 stock units changing hands and tTech traded 574 shares and rose 30 cents to end at $5.60.

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

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