Heavy trading hits Junior Market on Friday

Junior Market stock trading.

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange saw a major jump in the volume and value of securities traded on Friday as 35 securities changed hands and 47,537,916 units valued $199,478,180 traded.
Some special one-off trades executed by Sagicor Investments boosted the volume traded on Friday’s by more than 700 percent, up from 5,865,706 units valued at $32,690,340 clearing the market from 32 stocks trading on Thursday.
At the close, The Junior Market Index declined 22.76 points to close at 3,589.32 following the rise of 14 securities and declined of 14 with 7 left unchanged.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 3 stocks closing with higher bids than their last selling prices and 3 ending with lower offers.
Trading ended with an average of 1,358,226 units for $5,699,377 for each security traded, in contrast to 183,303 units for an average of $1,021,573 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 308,109 units valued at $1,356,578 and previously 182,669 units valued at $837,814 for each security traded. July ended with an average of 138,412 units at $563,215 for each security traded.
Stocks ending with price changes| Access Financial lost 50 cents in trading 480 shares to close at $42.50, AMG Packaging traded 1,000 shares, after rising 14 cents to end at $2.22, Blue Power climbed 50 cents and exchanged 52,410 shares at $9.50. CAC 2000 ended trading with 100 shares, after rising 15 cents to close at $15.15, Caribbean Flavours exchanged 4,867 shares, after rising 10 cents to end at $20. Consolidated Bakeries closed with a loss of 48 cents swapping 5,000 shares to settle at $1.90, Derrimon Trading closed 6 cents higher at $2.96, with 9,602,973 stock units changing hands, Express Catering climbed 3 cents in exchanging 27,600 shares to close at $6.40. Everything Fresh dipped 19 cents in trading of 20,216 units at $1.44, Elite Diagnostic shed 27 cents in trading of 93,833 units and ended at $6.75. Fosrich lost 10 cents trading of 175,196 units to close at $4.70, Fontana climbed 15 cents and exchanged 165,350 shares at $8.40, General Accident closed 89 cents higher at $5.90, with 1,027,500 stock units trading, Honey Bun fell 29 cents and ended market activity exchanging 1,560,020 shares to close at $6.21. iCreate climbed 5 cents and exchanged 50,000 shares at 80 cents, Indies Pharma dipped 10 cents in trading of 5,827,287 units at $3.40. Iron Rock Insurance ended trading with 5,000,300 shares, after rising 40 cents to end at $4.50, ISP Finance closed with a loss of $2 at $19, in exchanging 5,202 shares, Jamaican Teas closed trading of 366,635 units and gained 40 cents to end at $6. Jetcon Corporation lost 22 cents in trading 315,384 shares to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $1.58, Knutsford Express climbed 5 cents and exchanged 1,000 shares at $11.15, Limners and Bards shed 5 cents in trading of 312,043 units at $3.15, Lasco Distributors ended trading with 7,326,848 shares, after rising 17 cents to end at $3.47. Lasco Financial closed with a loss of 76 cents at $4.74, as 602,100 shares changed hands, Medical Disposables ended market activity exchanging 42,151 shares to close at $7.30 after falling 16 cents. Main Event exchanged 28,570 units and gained 90 cents to end at $7, Stationery and Office Supplies fell 50 cents, trading 69,105 units to close at $15 and tTech dropped $1.44 in trading of 22,730 units to finish at $6.55.

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

Big drop in Junior Market index – Thursday

At the close on Thursday, the Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market pulled back from the record high reached on Wednesday and indications at the close suggest more declines are likely on Friday.
The market index dropped 50.86 points to close at 3,612.08, but the fall is not a sign that the market is heading to 4,300 points before moving on to 5,000 that technical indicators point to.
Securities trading on the Junior Market dipped to 32 from 31 on Wednesday, as prices of 13 rose, 16 declined and 3 remained unchanged. For the second trading session, the IC bid-offer indicator was flashing negative signs for the Market for the following trading day.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 3 stocks closing with higher bids than their last selling prices and 7 closed with lower offers.
Market activities resulted in an exchange of 5,865,706 units valued at $32,690,340 compared to 5,851,203 units valued at $22,568,503 trading on Wednesday.
The average trade for the day was 183,303 units for an average of $1,021,573 in contrast to 188,748 units for an average of $728,016 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 182,669 units valued at $837,814 and previously 182,591 units valued at $815,284 for each security traded. July ended with an average of 138,412 units at $563,215 for each security traded.
Stocks ending with price changes| Access Financial lost 20 cents in trading of 5,621 units at $43, AMG Packaging declined by 17 cents in trading 71,500 units to close at $2.08, Blue Power closed trading of 69,292 units and gained 82 cents to end at $9, Caribbean Cream fell 60 cents in trading of 13,435 units at $4.60. Caribbean Producers closed trading of 10,448 units and gained 15 cents to end at $4.70, Express Catering closed with a loss of 12 cents at $6.37, in swapping 55,653 shares, Everything Fresh shed 7 cents in trading 14,800 units at $1.63, Elite Diagnostic fell 33 cents in trading of 113,448 units at $7.02. Fontana lost 25 cents in trading of 1,169,703 units in closing at $8.25, General Accident lost 58 cents in exchanging 1,036,720 units to end at $5.01, GWest Corporation closed 10 cents higher at $1.21, with 12,119 stock units trading, Honey Bun exchanged 119,616 shares, after rising 74 cents to end at $6.50. iCreate closed with a loss of 5 cents at 75 cents in swapping 82,674 shares, Indies Pharma shed 45 cents in trading of 78,680 units to settle at $3.50. ISP Finance jumped $5 to end at $21, trading 1,500 shares, Jamaican Teas exchanged 66,384 shares to close at $5.60 after falling 22 cents. Jetcon Corporation dipped 20 cents in trading of 75,436 units at $1.80, Knutsford Express fell 10 cents in trading of 500 units at $11.10. Limners and Bards traded 803,097 shares, after rising 10 cents to end at $3.20, Lasco Financial fell 50 cents in trading of 1,244,222 units at $5.50 after the company posted slightly lower first quarter profits, Lasco Manufacturing ended with a loss of 1 cent at $5.50 with 179,107 stock units changing hands. Stationery and Office Supplies fell 25 cents in trading of 17,150 units at $15.50 and tTech Limited climbed 49 cents in exchanging 166,068 shares at $7.99.

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

First drop in 12 days for Junior Market

The record-breaking run by the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange was halted, in trading on Wednesday, with the market index declining 28.31 points to close at 3,540.54 for the first fall in 12 days.
Junior Market ended trading with 35 securities changing hands, down from 32 on Monday, as prices of 13 securities rose, 15 declined and 7 remained unchanged.
At the close, Limners and Bards ended at a record close of $3.94, but traded as high as $4.51, Elite Diagnostic closed at a record high of $6.50, after trading as high as $7. Jamaican Teas traded at an intra-day record of $8 but closed at a record closing high of $7.95, Lasco Financial traded at a 52 weeks’ high of $6.50 and Lasco Manufacturing ended at a 52 weeks’ high of $5.16.
Market activities resulted in an exchange of 7,903,203 units valued at $35,396,687 compared to 5,633,068 units valued at $25,345,257 on Monday.
Trading ended with an average of 225,806 units for an average of $1,011,334 in contrast to 176,033 units for an average of $792,039 on Monday for each security traded. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 195,575 valued at 871,008 in contrast to 179,783 shares valued at $797,704 for each security traded. July ended with an average of 138,412 units with a value of $563,215 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows two stocks closing with bids higher than their last selling prices and one closed with a lower offer.
Stocks trading| Access Financial dropped $4.75 to end at $43.2, after trading 288 shares, AMG Packaging lost 5 cents to settle at $2.25 with 123,847 shares changing hands, Blue Power shed 70 cents to end at $10 with 35,540 stock units trading, CAC 2000 fell $1 to end at $15 with 470 stock units trading. Caribbean Cream lost 30 cents to end at $4.20 with 26,162 shares changing hands, Caribbean Flavours declined $2.10 trading of 500 units to close at $14, Cargo Handlers ended trading of 8,946 shares after rising $1 to end at $12, Caribbean Producers settled at $4.80 with 184,295 shares changing hands. Consolidated Bakeries added 30 cents trading of 82,874 units to close at $2.50, Dolphin Cove closed at $12.05 trading 2,000 stock units, Derrimon Trading climbed 40 cents in trading of 50,000 units to close at $3. Everything Fresh lost 1 cent in exchanging 56,359 shares at $1.58, Elite Diagnostic ended trading with 121,813 shares, after rising 10 cents to end at 52 weeks’ high of $6.50, Express Catering shed 15 cents in trading 108,769 units at $6.35, Fontana lost 10 cents to settle at $8.50 with 424,202 shares changing hands. Fosrich Group closed trading with 142,396 units after falling 32 cents to end at $4.61, General Accident closed trading of 109,600 units at $5.40, Honey Bun climbed 40 cents to settle at $5.40 with 124,500 shares changing hands, iCreate closed at 80 cents, with 26,526 stock units trading, Indies Pharma rose 50 cents in trading of 326,867 units at $3.71. Iron Rock Insurance closed trading of 261,345 units at $4, ISP Finance jumped $2.15 in trading of 500 units at $13.65, Jamaican Teas rose 95 cents in trading 155,984 units at record closing high of $7.95, Jetcon Corporation climbed 4 cents in exchanging 2,287 shares at $2. Knutsford Express settled at $12 with 2,653 shares changing hands, Limners and Bards added 4 cents and exchanged 4,245,953 shares to end at a record close of $3.94. Lasco Distributors rose 31 cents trading 62,793 shares to close at $3.46, Lasco Financial closed trading of 192,840 units and gained 53 cents to end at 52 weeks’ high of $6.50, Lasco Manufacturing climbed 76 cents in exchanging 880,251 shares to end at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $5.16. Medical Disposables ended trading of 32,090 shares, after rising $1.80 to end at $7 after the company reported slightly lower profit in the first quarter, to June. Main Event ended market activity exchanging 7,360 shares to close at $7 after falling 84 cents, Paramount Trading shed 40 cents trading of 2,000 units to close at $1.80, and Stationery and Office Supplies closed trading of 2,664 units and shed 59 cents to end at $12 and tTech settle at $6 with 43,529 shares changing hands.                                           

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

Junior Market blast pass 3,500 to record

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New record high for the JSE Junior Market.

Investors pushed most prices higher on the Junior Market in trading on Friday with the vast majority of companies contributing to market activity as the market index rocketed to cross the 3,500 mark for the first time.
The Junior Market Index jumped 74.67 points to close at a record 3,537.21 on a day when 35 securities changed hands, up from 32 on Wednesday, as prices of 21 securities rose, 9 declined and 5 remained unchanged.
At the close, Limners and Bards ended at a record close of $3.75, Elite Diagnostic closed at a record high of $6.22, Jamaican Teas ended at a record close of $7.26, but Caribbean Cream closed at a 52 weeks’ low of $4.25.
Market activities resulted in an exchange of 6,412,413 units valued at $28,100,938 compared to 16,230,256 units valued at $62,517,388 on Wednesday.
Trading ended with an average of 183,212 units for an average of $802,884 in contrast to 479,173 units for an average of $2,057,215 on Wednesday. July ended with an average of 138,412 units with a value of $563,215 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 3 stocks closing with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 closed with lower offers.
Stocks ending with price changes|Access Financial gained $1.45 to end at $47.95, trading 500 shares, AMG Packaging rose 3 cents to end at $2.30 with 19,256 stock units trading, Blue Power shed 50 cents to settle at $12.50 with 125,315 shares changing hands. CAC 2000 gained 10 cents to end at $16 with 30,300 stock units trading, Caribbean Cream dived $1.06 to settle at a 52 weeks’ closing low of $4.25 with 9,376 shares changing hands, Caribbean Flavours climbed $1.06 to settle at $17.16 with 50,301 shares changing hands. Cargo Handlers gained 97 to end at $10.97, trading 100 shares, Caribbean Producers ended at $4.80, trading 28,075 shares, Consolidated Bakeries rose 10 cents to end at $2.30 trading 50,536 stock units Derrimon Trading gained 20 cents to end at $2.80, in exchanging 466,558 shares. Dolphin Cove fell 5 cents to end at $12 with 100 stock units trading. Express Catering climbed 20 cents to settle at $6.70 with 69,027 shares changing hands, Everything Fresh gained 4 cents to end at $1.35 with 165,730 stock units changing hands, Elite Diagnostic rose 52 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $6.22, trading 158,926 shares. Fosrich Group added 20 cents to settle at $4.90 with 12,025 shares changing hands, Fontana dropped 15 cents to settle at $8.60 with 311,145 shares changing hands, General Accident climbed 35 cents to $4.90 trading 102,460 shares, GWest Corporation traded 15,899 shares at $1.54. Honey Bun fell 35 cents to end at $5, with 434,837 shares changing hands, iCreate exchanged 68,780 shares to close at 70 cents, Indies Pharma gained 20 cents to end at $3.30 trading 58,782 stock units, Jamaican Teas gained $1.61 to end at a record close of $7.26 trading 39,035 stock units changing hands. Jetcon Corporation climbed 23 cents to settle at $1.93 with 103,043 shares trading, Knutsford Express shed 50 cents to end at $12 with an exchange of 2,643 stock units, Key Insurance dropped 65 cents to settle at $3.25 with 200 shares changing hands, Limners and Bards gained 60 cents to end at record close of $3.75 with 3,292,680 stock units trading. Lasco Distributors added 7 cents to end at $3.40, trading 48,900 stock units. Lasco Financial rose 35 cents to $5.50, in trading 83,035 shares, Lasco Manufacturing inched 5 cents higher to settle at $4.25 with 306,360 shares changing hands, Main Event climbed 95 cents to end at $7.95, trading 50,790 shares, Medical Disposables gained 50 cents to end at $8 with 18,200 stock units trading. Paramount Trading fell 2 cents to $2.38, trading 102,000 shares, Iron Rock Insurance rose 5 cents to settle at $4.05 with 23,679 shares changing hands, Stationery and Office Supplies fell 45 cents to end at $12.20, in trading 17,920 shares and tTech closed at $6, trading 145,900 shares.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

3 days listing triples the Lab’s value

Investors in the advertising agents, Limners and Bards (the Lab) saw their investment tripling, with just three days of listing on the Junior Market, helping to push the market index to a record closing high.
The Lab that went to the market at an IPO price of $1, climbed to $3 at the close of trading on Tuesday since listing on Friday.
The stock is one of 36 securities changing hands on Tuesday, just outpacing the 34 that traded on Monday, as prices of 20 securities advanced, 10 declined and 6 remained unchanged.
 At the close, the Junior Market Index surged 56.51 points to close at record closing high of 3,440.92, surpassing the 3,436.31 points reached on September 20 last year and is now up 6 percent for the year, after falling as high as 9.6 percent
Market activities resulted in an exchange of 16,230,256 units valued at $62,517,388 compared to 6,233,349 units for $30,586,927 on Monday.
Trading ended with an average of 450,840 units for an average of $1,736,594 in contrast to 183,334 units for an average of $899,616 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 119,198 units with a value of $473,306 for each security traded, compared to 100,126 units with a value of $397,886 traded previously. June ended with an average of 166,169 units at $674,841 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks closing with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 closed with lower offers.
Stocks ending with price changes| AMG Packaging climbed 25 cents in exchanging 211,701 shares at $2.35, Blue Power closed with a loss of 20 cents at $14.20, in swapping of 97,552 shares, CAC2000 closed 95 cents higher at $15.90, with 300 stock units trading. Caribbean Cream climbed 7 cents and exchanged 10,200 shares at $5, Caribbean Flavours ended with a loss of 1 cent at 16.06 with 222 stock units changing hands, Consolidated Bakeries closed 9 cents higher at $2.09, with 82,817 stock units trading, Dolphin Cove lost 5 cents in trading of 23,890 units to close at $12. Derrimon Trading declined 10 cents in trading of 29,570 units to end at $2.60, Express Catering declined 5 cents in trading of 126,784 units at $6.25, Everything Fresh shed 10 cents in trading of 68,688 units at $1.20, Elite Diagnostic closed trading of 47,406 units and gained 25 cents to end at $5.65. Fosrich Group ended trading with 68,472 shares, after rising 26 cents to end at $4.96, Fontana ended trading with 1,382,871 shares, after rising 10 cents to end at $8.50. General Accident traded 77,987 shares, after rising 5 cents to end at $4.55, GWest Corporation gained 1 to end at $1.55, trading 4,000 shares, Honey Bun climbed 5 cents in exchanging 27,032 shares at $5.35, Indies Pharma closed 14 cents higher at $3.20, with 112,635 stock units trading. Jamaican Teas closed trading of 941,400 units and gained 25 cents to end at $5, Jetcon Corporation fell 25 cents in trading of 33,752 units at $1.70, Knutsford Express lost 2 cents in trading of 12,000 units at $10.98, Lasco Financial ended trading with 1,427,673 shares, after rising 1 cent to end at $4.60. Lasco Manufacturing ended trading 133,549 shares, after rising 15 cents to end at $4.35, Limners and Bards closed 85 cents higher at $3, with 9,233,651 stock units trading, Medical Disposables ended trading of 11,800 shares, after rising 50 cents to end at $7.50, Main Event lost 35 cents in trading of 5,000 units at $7. Paramount Trading closed trading of 1,000 units and gained 10 cents to end at $2.40, Iron Rock Insurance closed trading of 7,046 units and gained 20 cents to end at $4.10. Stationery and Office Supplies declined 80 cents to settle at $11.40 after trading 5,000 shares, Sweet River ended trading with 4,000 shares, after rising 19 cents to end at $2.75, tTech ended trading of 19,690 shares, after rising 70 cents to end at $5.90.

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

The Lab doubles price in two days

Kimala Bennett, Managing Director of The Lab.

Advertising agents, Limners and Bards, the most recent listing on the Junior Market, more than doubled the $1 IPO price since listing on Friday, after rising 80 cents on Monday to close at $2.10.
The stock is one a day when 34 securities changed hands, down from 30 on Friday, as prices of 11 securities advanced, 12 declined and 11 remained unchanged.
 At the close, the Junior Market Index climbed 41.05 points to close at 3,384.41 and is now up 4 percent for the year.
Market activities, resulted in an exchange of 6,233,349 units valued at $30,586,927, compared to 4,017,691 units amounting to $20,933,388 on Friday.
By the close of trading, Blue Power ended at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $14.40 and Stationery and Office Supplies ended at a 52 weeks’ high of $12.20 but Jamaican Teas that traded at a 52 weeks’ high of $5.99 failed to hold this price at the close.
Trading ended with an average of 183,334 units for an average of $899,616 in contrast to 133,923 units for an average of $697,780 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 100,126 units with a value of $397,886 for each security traded, compared to 95,347 units with a value of $356,070 traded previously. June ended with an average of 166,169 units at $674,841 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks closing with bids higher than their last selling prices and one closed with a lower offer.
Stocks ending with price changes|AMG Packaging exchanged 47,666 shares to close at $2.10 after falling 14 cents, Blue Power ended trading with 61,676 shares, after rising 90 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $14.40, Blue Power closed 90 cents higher at $14.40, with 61,676 stock units trading. CAC2000 declined 15 cents in trading of 41,845 units to close at $14.95, Caribbean Cream close with a loss of 7 cents at $4.93, ion the swapping of 31,728 shares, Caribbean Flavours gained $2.07 to end at $16.07 with 1,512 stock units changing hands, Caribbean Producers ended with a loss of 1 cent at $4.79 trading 19,752 stock units. Consolidated Bakeries closed trading of 148,767 units and gained 10 cents to end at $2, Derrimon Trading closed 5 cents higher at $2.70, with 34,264 stock units trading. Express Catering climbed 5 cents, exchanging 122,992 shares at $6.30, Elite Diagnostic ended trading with 66,571 shares, after rising 8 cents to close at $5.40, Fontana lost 10 cents in trading of 845,254 units to close at $8.40, Gwest Corporation ended with a loss of 1 cent at 1.54 with 203,184 stock units changing hands. Honey Bun lost 75 cents in trading of 31,241 units to end at $5.30, Indies Pharma closed 4 cents higher at $3.06, with 35,000 stock units trading, Jamaican Teas dipped 25 cents in trading of 2,059,280 units to end at $4.75, after trading at a 52 weeks’ high of $5.99 earlier. Jetcon Corporation closed 5 cents higher at $1.95, with 58,152 stock units trading, Limners and Bards traded 69,589 units and gained 85 cents to end at a record of $2.15 after trading at an intraday high of $2.40, Lasco Financial ended with a loss of 1 cent at $4.59 with 1,564,185 stock units changing hands. Lasco Manufacturing close with a loss of 5 cents at $4.20, in swapping 100,663 shares, Main Event lost 64 cents in trading of 12,141 units at $7.35. Paramount Trading closed 30 cents higher at $2.30, with 500 stock units trading, Stationery and Office Supplies gained $1.20 to end at a record close of $12.20, trading 2,268 shares and tTech declined 30 cents in trading of 5,000 units at $5.20.

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

Big push higher for Junior Market

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market Index surged 85.66 points to end at 3,318.09 on Thursday, the highest close for the year, and the highest point since the latter part of October last year.
Since the close of trading last week Thursday, the Junior Market gained 234.26 and is now 2.2 percent up, for the year. The PE ratio is just 11 times 2019 estimated earnings well off from the more than 15 for the main market.
By the close of trading, Blue Power jumped to a 52 weeks’ high of $13.50 and so did Elite Diagnostic that closed trading at $6 and Stationery and Office Supplies trading at a record $12.
The market closed with 34 securities changing hands, compared to 27 on Wednesday, resulting in the prices of 21 rising, 8 declining and 5 remaining unchanged.
Trading picked up over Wednesday’s levels with an exchange of 2,463,608 units valued at $13,106,397, compared to 2,728,440 units valued at $14,270,901, on Wednesday.
Trading ended with an average of 72,459 units for an average of $385,482 in contrast to 101,053 units for an average of $528,552 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 93,288 units with a value of $337,830 for each security traded, compared to 94,629 units with a value of $334,761 traded previously. June ended with an average of 166,169 units at $674,841 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 4 stocks closing with bids higher than their last selling prices and one closed with a lower offer.
Stocks ending with price changes| Access Financial close with a loss of $1.45 at $46.50, in trading 1,150 shares, AMG Packaging closed 5 cents higher at $2.30, trading 55,604 stock units, Blue Power climbed $13.50 to settle at a record $13.50 with 26,020 shares changing hands, CAC2000 climbed 10 cents and exchanged 770 shares at $15.10. Caribbean Cream fell 5 cents in trading of 29,765 units at $5, Caribbean Flavours climbed $1 to settle at $14, with 63,144 shares changing hands, Cargo Handlers climbed 95 cents and exchanged 5,000 shares at $10.95, Caribbean Producers gained 1 to end at $4.80, trading 73,759 shares, Derrimon Trading climbed 9 cents and exchanged 15,700 shares at $2.65. Express Catering closed trading of 48,368 units and gained 5 cents to end at $6.35, Everything Fresh ended trading with 87,428 shares, after rising 5 cents to close at $1.50, Elite Diagnostic ended trading of 117,172 shares, after rising 50 cents to end at a record closing high of $6, Fosrich Group climbed 6 cents, exchanging 69,189 shares at $4.75. Fontana lost 65 cents in trading of 655,120 units at $8.20, General Accident dipped 6 cents in trading of 239,128 units at $4.29. GWest Corporation staged a big recovery since falling to a low a recent low of 70 cents to end trading at $1.55 after rising 30 cents in exchanging 6,300 units. Honey Bun closed trading of 15,307 units and gained 10 cents to end at $6.15. iCreate closed trading of 133,826 units after rising 3 cents to end at 73 cents, Indies Pharma closed 3 cents higher at $3.06, trading 111,287 stock units. Jamaican Teas climbed 64 cents, in exchanging 52,365 shares at $4.93, after the company posted increased profits for the nine months to June, with earnings of 32 cents per share versus 20 cents in 2018. Jetcon Corporation climbed 25 cents and exchanged 2,500 shares at $1.85, Key Insurance decline 20 cents trading 13,580 units at $3.70, Lasco Distributors lost 10 cents in trading of 98,192 units at $3, Lasco Financial gained 1 cent to land at $4.59, trading 134,995 shares. Medical Disposables declined 31 cents to $6.69, in exchanging 15,000 shares, Main Event closed 50 cents higher at $8, with 25,422 stock units trading. Paramount Trading lost 9 cents in trading 43,306 shares to close at 1.78 cents, Ironrock Insurance ended trading with 40,924 shares, after rising 18 cents to end at $3.75 and Stationery and Office Supplies gained $2 to end at a record close of $12 with 4,200 stock units trading.

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

2019 Junior Market losses almost cleared

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market Index rose 38.69 points to close at 3,189.88 on Tuesday and sits just 1.8 percent below the opening level for the year and just slightly lower than the close on January 23.
Blue Power jumped to a 52 weeks’ intraday high of $10 while Elite Diagnostic traded at a 52 weeks’ high of $5.20 but pulled back to $5 at the close.
The market closed on Tuesday with 31 securities changing hands, compared to 28 on Monday, resulting in the prices of 11 rising 10 declining and 7 remaining unchanged.
Trading picked up over Monday’s levels with an exchange of 6,303,420 units valued at $17,549,511, compared to 2,560,330 units priced at $11,043,949 on Monday.
Trading ended with an average of 203,336 units at $566,113 for each security traded, in contrast to 91,440 units for an average of $394,427 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 94,283 units with a value of $324,317 for each security traded, compared to 87,090 units with a value of $308,369 traded previously. June ended with an average of 166,169 units at $674,841 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 6 stocks closing with bids higher than their last selling prices and one closed with a lower offer.
Stocks ending with price changes| Access Financial gained $1.45 to end at $47.95, trading 1,093 shares, Access Financial gained $47.95 to end at $1.45, trading 1,093 shares, AMG Packaging exchanged 89,626 shares to close at $2.30 after falling 13 cents, Blue Power gained $2.01 to end at record high of $10 trading 2,100 stock units. Derrimon Trading lost 37 cents trading of 4,953,267 units at $2.19, Express Catering closed trading of 82,000 units and gained 34 cents to end at $6.15, Elite Diagnostic ended market activity exchanging 23,000 shares to close at $5 after falling 15 cents, Fosrich Group climbed 4 cents and exchanged 23,155 shares at $4.72. Fontana gained $1.14 to end at $8.45 with 355,933 stock units trading, General Accident dipped 23 cents in trading of 64,972 units at $4.15, iCreate closed trading of 102,500 units and gained 6 cents to end at 66 cents, ISP Finance fell 20 cents in trading of 3,783 units to end at $13.65. Jamaican Teas lost 13 cents in trading 100 shares to close at $4.30, Jetcon Corporation exchanged 73,886 shares to close at $1.60 after falling 20 cents, Lasco Distributors dipped 18 cents in trading of 55,300 units at $3.15, Lasco Manufacturing shed 8 cents in trading of 29,235 units at $4.20. Medical Disposables closed trading of 53,095 units and gained 30 cents to end at $7. Main Event climbed 45 cents and exchanged 12,176 shares at $7, Ironrock Insurance climbed 4 cents and exchanged 500 shares at $3.57, Stationery and Office Supplies climbed 69 cents and exchanged 26,328 shares to end at $9.70 and tTech Limited ended trading of 62,382 shares, after rising 15 cents to end at $5.25.

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

More gains for Junior Market – Monday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market Index rose 24.98 points to  3,151.19 on Monday as rising stocks edged out declining ones.
The market closed on Monday with 28 securities changing hands, compared to 31 on Friday, resulting in the prices of 11 rising, 10 declining and 7 remaining unchanged with two companies ended at 52 weeks’ high and two at 52 weeks’ low.
At the close of market activities, an exchange of 2,560,330 units priced at $11,043,949 compared to 2,453,740 units valued at $12,590,576 on Friday.
Trading ended with an average of 91,440 units for an average of $394,427 in contrast to 79,153 units for an average of $406,148 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 87,090 units with a value of $308,369 for each security traded, compared to 86,814 units with a value of $302,918 traded previously. June ended with an average of 166,169 units at $674,841 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 4 stocks closing with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 closed with lower offers.
Stocks ending with price changes| Access Financial gained $3.3 to end at 46.50 with 1,400 stock units trading, AMG Packaging traded 157,887 shares, after rising 13 cents to end at $2.43, Blue Power jumped $1.49 to end at 52 weeks’ high of $7.99 with 11,000 stock units trading. Caribbean Cream ended trading with 25,000 shares, after rising 4 cents to end at $5.05, Caribbean Producers climbed 5 cents in exchanging 1,000 shares at $4.79, Consolidated Bakeries ended trading with 72,198 shares, after rising 1 cent to end at $1.80. Dolphin Cove lost 15 cents in trading 1,047 shares to close at $11.85, Derrimon Trading closed with a loss of 4 cents at $2.56, in swapping of 117,800 shares. Express Catering declined by 40 cents in trading of 106,107 units to end at a 52 weeks’ low of $5.81, Elite Diagnostic ended trading with 20,130 shares, after rising 15 cents to end at a record high of $5.15, Fosrich Group declined 23 cents in trading 125,471 units to settle at $4.68. Fontana dipped 10 cents trading 675,620 shares to close at 7.31 cents, General Accident closed 28 cents higher at $4.38, with 3,505 stock units trading, GWest Corporation ended trading with 96,535 shares, after rising 4 cents to end at $1, Honey Bun lost $1.05 cents in trading of 15,660 units at $5. iCreate Limited declined by 10 cents to settle at record low of 60 cents, in trading of 118,800 units, Jamaican Teas ended with a loss of 1 cent at $4.43 with 7,762 stock units changing hands, Lasco Distributors ended trading with 354,542 shares, after rising 13 cents to end at $3.30. Lasco Manufacturing exchanged 243,393 shares after rising 8 cents, to end at $4.28. Main Event lost 15 cents in trading of 13,570 units to close at $6.55 and Paramount Trading ended with a loss of 1 cent at 1.79 with 5,000 stock units changing hands.

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

Junior Market drops 90 points in July

Fontana ended at a record close of $6.20.

It has not been a good July for the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange so far, as the market index continuing to slide, with a 26.77 points fall on Monday on top of the 26.62 points drop on Friday.
The market that started the month at 3,103.60 has now lost 90 points to close at 3,013.40 on Monday on a day when declining stocks outnumbered rising stocks 3 to 1.
Trading ended on Monday with 30 securities changing hands, similar to Friday’s level, resulting in an exchange of 2,734,886 units valued at $7,413,545 compared to 2,783,254 units valued at $9,535,345 on Friday. At the close of market activities, the prices of 5 securities advanced, 14 declined and 11 remained unchanged.
Trading ended with an average of 91,163 units at $247,118 for each security trading, in contrast to 92,775 units for an average of $317,845 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 90,896 shares valued at $308,570 for each security traded, compared to 90,868 shares valued at $314,884 traded previously. June ended with an average of 166,169 units at $674,841 for each security traded.
Fontana closed at an all-time high of $6.20, GWest Corporation closed at a 52 weeks’ low of 70 cents and Jetcon Corporation ended at a 52 weeks’ low of $1.60.
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 2 closed with lower offers.
Stocks ending with price changes| AMG Packaging climbed 11 cents in exchanging 35,696 shares at $2.27,after trading as high as $2.50, with investors responding positively to improved profit posted for the company’s May quarter. Blue Power traded 1,550 shares, after rising 40 cents to end at $5.35, Caribbean Producers lost 4 cents trading 5,260 shares to close at $4.76, Consolidated Bakeries ended market activity exchanging 58,600 shares to close at $1.80 after falling 10 cents. Derrimon Trading ended trading with 78,832 shares, after rising 13 cents to end at $2.30, Express Catering declined 65 cents in trading of 44,521 units at $6.10. Everything Fresh ended market activity in exchanging 84,200 shares to close at $1.36 after falling 4 cents, Elite Diagnostic fell 15 cents trading 4,210 units at $4.80. Fosrich Group dipped 10 cents in trading of 29,637 units at $4.10, Fontana closed trading of 171,573 units and gained 13 cents to end at $6.20. General Accident lost 10 cents trading 1,540 units at $4.20, Gwest Corporation declined 14 cents in trading of 558,259 units to end at an all-time closing low of 70 cents, Honey Bun lost 5 cents in exchanging 6,000 units at $5.95, Jamaican Teas dipped 5 cents in with 44,032 units changing hands at $4.40. Jetcon Corporation declined 35 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ low of $1.60, trading 85,000 shares, Key Insurance ended market activity exchanging 2,021 shares, to close at $2.90 after falling 10 cents. Lasco Financial ended with a loss of 1 cent at $4.49 with 18,200 stock units changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing climbed 14 cents after exchanging 134,182 shares at $4.20 and Main Event lost 38 cents in trading 12,734 shares to close at $6.32.

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