Strong gains again for Junior Market – Monday

Honey Bun hits a new 52 weeks’ high of $6 on Monday

The severely undervalued Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed with another high double-digit gain on Monday, similar to Friday’s strong advance, with the index rising 41.06 points to close at 3,118.29.
At the close of market activities, 30 securities changed hands, compared to 26 on Friday, resulting in prices of 11 securities advancing, 9 declining and 10 remaining unchanged.
Trading resulted in an exchange of 2,781,261 units valued at $12,194,821 compared to 2,959,240 units valued at $11,853,904 changing hands on Friday.
Trading ended with an average of 92,709 units for an average of $406,494 in contrast to 113,817 units for an average of $455,919 on Friday.  In contrast, April closed with an average of 81,626 units for an average of $311,248 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows just one stock ending with the bid higher than the last selling price and six with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial closed at $43.20, with 62,942 shares changing hands, AMG Packaging exchanged of 28,190 stock units and ended at $2, Cargo Handlers settled 7 cents higher at $9.32, with 2,000 shares crossing the exchange, Caribbean Producers finished trading 13,156 units and rose 50 cents to close at $4.80. Consolidated Bakeries closed at $2, in exchanging 25,500 shares, Derrimon Trading ended 5 cents higher at $2.95, with 3,180 shares changing hands, Dolphin Cove concluded trading of 12,363 shares, with a loss of 5 cents to close at $12, Everything Fresh settled 4 cents higher at $1.51, with an exchange of 2,543 units. Elite Diagnostic ended trading with a loss of 20 cents at $3.80, with 900 shares changing hands, Express Catering traded 6,817 shares with a loss of 70 cents at $6.80, Fontana closed 5 cents higher at $4.35, with 96,033 stock units changing hands, FosRich Group closed with 11,793 shares trading and rose 20 cents higher to $4.95. General Accident ended at $4.20, with an exchange of 639,889 units, GWest Corporation concluded trading of 17,800 shares, with a loss of 5 cents in closing at $1.26, Honey Bun jumped $1.01 higher at 52 weeks’ high of $6, with an exchange of 200,330 shares, iCreate settled at 80 cents, with 15,600 shares changing hands. Indies Pharma ended trading with 62,418 stock units and gained 15 cents to close at $3.30, Iron Rock traded 34 cents higher at $3.84, with an exchange of 693 units, Jamaican Teas closed with a loss of 7 cents at $4.18, with 11,721 shares crossing the exchange. Jetcon Corporation ended with a loss of 4 cents at $1.86, with 1,030,857 shares changing hands, KLE Group closed at $2, with an exchange of 56,500 units, Knutsford Express settled with a loss of 70 cents at $11.80, with 27,000 shares changing hands, Lasco Distributors  ended trading of 51,000 shares and gained 10 cents to close at $3.65. Lasco Financial  traded 75,384 shares with a loss of 26 cents to finish at $4.74,  Lasco Manufacturing  finished trading with 269,970 stock units to close at $3.85, Main Event closed at $5.35, with 6,778 units changing hands. Medical Disposables  ended $2.50 higher at $8, with an exchange of 17,700 shares, Paramount Trading concluded trading of 11,930 shares at $2.10 and Stationery and Office Supplies settled at $9.04, in trading 19,909 stock units. In the Junior Market preference segment, CAC 2000 closed with a loss of 20 cents at $1.10, with 365 shares changing hands.

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

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