Slight Junior Market slippage on Friday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market index slipped just 1.72 points to close at 3,404.79 in trading on Thursday as volumes rose 66 percent and value up 95 percent over Thursday’s levels
At the close of market activities, 26 securities changed hands versus 27 companies trading on Thursday with the prices of 9 securities rising, 7 declining and 10 remaining unchanged.
Market activities, resulted in an exchange of 3,253,708 units valued at $20,983,345 up from 1,961,441 units valued at $10,776,646 changing hands on Thursday.
Trading ended with an average of 125,143 units for an average of $807,052 in contrast to 72,646 units for an average of $399,135 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 93,190 units at $489,550 compared to 89,655 units at $454,422 previously, in contrast, September closed with an average of 954,574 units valued at $2,612,695 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Blue Power lost 45 cents in trading 29,379 shares to close at $7.30, CAC 2000 climbed 40 cents and exchanged 620 shares at $13.50, Caribbean Producers shed 10 cents in trading 46,000 units at $4.70, Elite Diagnostic closed trading of 23,426 units and gained 45 cents to end at $6. General Accident fell 10 cents swapping 1,267,447 units at $6.85, GWest Corporation climbed 2 cents and exchanged 30,513 shares at $1.04, iCreate declined 2 cents in trading of 5,500 units at 71 cents, Jamaican Teas closed with 10,865 units changing hands and gained 10 cents to end at $6.20, Knutsford Express climbed 25 cents in exchanging 6,000 shares at $10.50. Lasco Financial fell 20 cents in trading of 14,363 units at $4.80, Lasco Manufacturing lost 10 cents with 67,212 units changing hands at $5.10, Limners and Bards climbed 14 cents and exchanged 9,719 shares at $2.72, Main Event closed 5 cents higher at $5.75, with 19,900 stock units trading. Iron Rock Insurance closed trading of 78,000 units and gained 4 cents to end at $3.99, Stationery and Office Supplies exchanged 526,755 shares to close at $11 after falling 50 cents and tTech ended trading with 2,660 shares, after rising 50 cents to end at $6.

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

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