Solid gain for Junior Market

In Junior Market trading, the Market Index surged 82 points to just over 2,621, within 30 minutes of the market opening, but slipped back later to close up a solid 54.85 points, to finish the day at 2,594.04.

General Accident was the market leader with 2.6 million shares.

The average PE Ratio of the Junior Market ended the day at 10 based on IC’s forecasted 2020-21 earnings.
Trading ended with 31 securities changing hands with the prices of 10 stocks rising, 12 declining and prices of nine closing unchanged. The market closed with an exchange of 9,111,135 shares, accounting for $34,960,291 compared to an unusually high volume of 37,360,918 units at $101,776,650 on Friday.
 General Accident led trading with 2.61 million shares for 29 percent of total volume for the day, followed by Indies Pharma with 2.42 million units for 26.5 percent of the day’s trade and MailPac Group with 1.1 million units for 12 percent market share.
The average trade for the day ended at 293,908 units at $1,127,751 in contrast to an average of 1,383,738 for $3,769,506 on Friday. An average 522,491 units at $1,453,928 has so far traded for the month to date in contrast to 617,038 units at $1,605,315 up to Friday last. The average traded for June was 245,049 units at $689,955 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the Junior Market shows two stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial gained 55 cents to close at $24.55 in trading 454 shares, AMG Packaging lost 7 cents in ending at $1.61 while transferring 4,841 units, Blue Power picked up 26 cents in exchanging 6,364 stock units and settled at $3.89. Cargo Handlers declined 50 cents to end at $6.40 trading just one share, Caribbean Assurance Brokers gained 4 cents to close at $2.24 with 1,000 units changing hands, Caribbean Cream slipped 8 cents to $2.70, in transferring 19,920 stock units. Caribbean Flavours closed 28 cents higher at $14, with an exchange of 3,000 shares, Consolidated Bakeries gained 10 cents to end at $1.70, after trading 1,000 units, Express Catering shed 34 cents to finish at $4.01, having exchanged 7,429 shares. Fontana dropped 21 cents to $5.04 with a transfer of 761,613 shares, General Accident rose 30 cents to end at $6.50 after an exchange of 2,610,400 stock units, Honey Bun picked up 4 cents to close at $5.60 in trading 16,345 shares. Indies Pharma jumped 57cents and ended at $3, exchanging 2,416,374 units, ISP Finance climbed $1 to $13, after transferring 2,149 shares, Jamaican Teas lost 6 cents to settle at $4.90, having traded 70,250 stock units. Lasco Distributors closed 7 cents lower at $3, with an exchange of 122,125 shares, Lasco Financial slipped 2 cents to $2.55 with 250,343 units changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing lost 10 cents to close at $3.80 trading 7,789 shares. Lumber Depot slipped 4 cents in closing at $1.07 with investors transferring 159,328 shares, MailPac Group lost 2 cents to finish trading 1,101,551 units at $2.17. Medical Disposables rose 70 cents to close at $7 trading 10,000 shares and Stationery and Office Supplies dipped 2 cents to end at $5.98 after exchanging 3,626 stock units.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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