Scotia & Grace out of IC Top 10

The Jamaican stock market saw quite a bit of volatility during the past week resulting from some sharp price movement of some stocks.
The pullback could well be that the market will soon be entering the period when institutional investors are likely to enter the market to reposition their portfolio ahead of the start of the new years and could result in a usual Santa Claus rally starting around the middle of the month.
In the end Lasco Financial came under selling pressure and close the week at $4.15 to reenter the TOP 10 list of the Junior Market and displaced Jamaican Teas TOP 10 last week. In the main market TOP 10 two changes took place with Sagicor Group having fallen to $41 and JMMB Group trading at $34 replacing Scotia Group that reported poor fourth quarter results and declining in price from the $60 region of the previous week to close at $54.05 while Grace Kennedy moved up in price and the earnings per share has been adjusted to $4.80 from $5.30 the combination of which pushed them from the TOP list.  
The main market closed the week with the overall PE remains at 15.6, the PE of the Junior market remains at 15.9. The PE ratio for Junior Market Top 10 stocks average 8.8 and the main market PE is now 9.9. The top Junior market stocks are selling at a discount of 13 percent to those of the main market stocks even as the overall average PE for both markets are almost equal. This is an indication that there may be more gains to be had from these Junior Market stocks than those in the main market.
The TOP 10 stocks now trade at an average discount of 45 percent to the average for the Junior Market Top stocks but it’s a third of what the average PE for the year is likely to be of 20 times earnings. The main market stocks trade at a discount of 39 percent to the overall market.
TOP 10 stocks are likely to deliver the best returns within a 12 months period. Stocks are selected based on projected earnings for each company’s current fiscal year. Based on an assumed PE for each, the likely gains are determined and then ranked, with the stocks with the highest potential gains ranked first followed by the rest, in descending order. Potential values will change as stock prices fluctuate and will result in movements of the selection in and out of the lists for most weeks. Earnings per share are revised on an ongoing basis based on new information received that can result in changes in and out of the list as well.

Modest Junior Market trading on Friday

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange was modest on Friday with just 60 percent of Thursday’s volume on and just 37 percent of the value.
Trading resulted in an exchange of 990,418 units valued at $3,442,516 compared to 1,715,859 units valued at $9,303,423 on Thursday.
Trading ended with an average of 43,062 units for an average of $149,675 in contrast to 74,603 units for an average of $404,497 on Thursday.
The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 172,792 units at a value of $556,427, versus 204,876 units at a value of $657,021, previously. November, ended with an average of 190,475 units valued at $653,358 for each security traded.
The market Index rose 10.84 points to close at 3,179.06 after 7 securities advanced, 7 declined, while 9 remained unchanged as 23 securities changing hands versus 23 on Thursday.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 3 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and just 7 with lower offers.
 At the close of the market activity, AMG Packaging ended trading with 22,000 stock units, at $1.70, Blue Power concluded trading of 5,000 units at $5.45, CAC 2000 closed at $16.90, trading 5,000 shares, Caribbean Cream ended trading of 1,000 shares with a rise of 70 cents to close at $6, Caribbean Producers finished trading with a loss of 5 cents at $5.35, with 42,624 units changing hands. Consolidated Bakeries closed at $2.15, with 181,111 shares switching owners, Everything Fresh traded 236,237 shares after gaining 9 cents to close at $1.67, Express Catering ended trading with 67,753 shares after rising 40 cents higher to $8, FosRich Group traded at $3.60, with an exchange of 36,824 shares, General Accident finished trading of 2,000 shares at $3.75. GWest Corporation closed with a loss of 5 cents at $1.50, with 6,782 stock units, Honey Bun ended 28 cents higher at $3.80, with 10,390 units, Indies Pharma traded 84,004 shares to close at $3.15, Iron Rock concluded trading 20 cents higher at $3.70, with 5,000 shares changing hands, Jamaican Teas settled 8 cents higher at $3.78, with an exchange of 24,862 shares. Jetcon Corporation ended trading with a loss of 8 cents at $3.32, with 10,000 stock units changing hands, Knutsford Express closed with a loss of 13 cents at $11.50 and ended trading 1,000 shares, Lasco Distributors ended with a loss of 20 cents at $3.70, and finished trading 166,901 shares, Lasco Financial concluded trading of 5,743 stock units and rose 15 cents higher to $4.15. Lasco Manufacturing finished trading 200 units at $3.45, Main Event settled at $6.50, in exchanging 17,000 shares, Medical Disposables ended trading of 50,000 shares with a loss of 10 cents at $6.40 and Stationery and Office finished trading with a loss of 45 cents at $8.50, with 8,987 stock units changing hands.

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

Junior Market inched higher – Thursday

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Thursday with a miniscule increase in the Index of 2.46 points to 3,168.22 after 11 securities advanced, 5 declined, while 7 remained unchanged as 23 securities changed hands versus 23 on Wednesday.
Trading resulted in an exchange of 1,715,859 units valued at $9,303,423 compared to 5,429,367 units valued at $18,378,072 on Wednesday.
Trading ended with an average of 74,603 units for an average of $404,497 in contrast to 236,059 units for an average of $799,047 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 204,876 units at a value of $657,021, versus 247,680 units $739,994, previously. November, ended with an average of 190,475 units valued at $653,358 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 4 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and just 3 with lower offers.
At the close of the market activity, AMG Packaging ended 10 cents higher at $1.70, with 45,300 stock units changing hands, Cargo Handlers settled at $15, trading 8,130 shares, Caribbean Producers finished trading of 4,784 units, at $5.40, Consolidated Bakeries closed at $2.15, trading 2,000 shares, Derrimon Trading ended at $2.65, with an exchange of 111,364 shares. Elite Diagnostic finished trading with 15,140 stock units and rose 2 cents to $2.87, Eppley settled at $9, in exchanging 385 units, Express Catering ended trading with a loss of 20 cents at $7.60, with 14,000 shares, FosRich Group traded 5,200 shares with a loss of 40 cents at $3.60. General Accident finished trading 25 cents higher at $3.75, with 64,860 shares, GWest Corporation closed 10 cents higher at $1.55, with 10,000 stock units trading, Indies Pharma traded 411,391 shares and gained 3 cents to close at $3.15, Jamaican Teas settled at $3.70, while exchanging 42,931 shares, Jetcon Corporation ended trading 4,700 stock units for 40 cents higher at $3.40. Key Insurance  traded 14,900 units, with a loss of 2 cents at $4.98, Lasco Distributors ended with a loss of 10 cents at $3.90, exchanging 3,000 shares, Lasco Financial concluded trading with 166,552 stock units, 20 cents higher at $4, Lasco Manufacturing finished 15 cents higher at $3.45, with 117,500 units. Main Event settled at $6.50, trading 1,129 shares, Medical Disposables ended trading 51,500 shares and gained 30 cents to close at $6.50, Paramount Trading closed with a loss of 2 cents at $2.95, in an exchange of 6,906 shares, SSL Venture Capital traded 15,798 shares and added just 1 cent to end at $1.80 and Stationery and Office finished trading 30 cents higher at $8.95, with 598,389 stock units changing hands.

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

4 Junior Market stocks at 52 weeks’ lows – Wednesday

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Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Wednesday with a fall in the Index of 31.26 points to 3,165.76 after 6 securities advanced, 10 declined including 4 closing at 52 weeks lows, while 7 remained unchanged as 23 securities changing hands versus 26 on Tuesday.
Trading resulted in an exchange of 5,429,367 units valued at $18,378,072 compared to 2,263,347 units valued at $12,188,607 trading on Tuesday.
Trading ended with an average of 236,059 units for an average of $799,047 in contrast to 87,052 units for an average of $468,793 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 247,680 units $739,994, versus 253,366 units valued at $711,095, previously. November, ended with an average of 190,475 units valued at $653,358 for each security traded.
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 just 4 with lower offers.
At the close of the market activity, Access Financial closed at $50.50, in exchanging 7,800 shares, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 22 cents at a 52 weeks’ low of $1.60, with 456,962 stock units changing hands, Caribbean Producers finished trading 35,850 units, and rose 10 cents to $5.40, Consolidated Bakeries closed with a loss of 5 cents at $2.15, in exchanging 60,165 shares, Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 5 cents at $2.65, with 149,161 shares trading. Eppley settled $9 higher at $9, with a swapping of 2,491 units, Everything Fresh traded 145,093 shares after declining 2 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $1.48, Express Catering ended trading with 14,090 shares and gained 30 cents to close at $7.80, FosRich Group traded 11,862 shares, with a loss of 7 cents in ending at $4, General Accident finished trading of 1,588,279 shares with a loss of 13 cents to close at $3.50. GWest Corporation closed at $1.45, with 3,000 stock units changing hands, Honey Bun climbed 42 cents higher at $3.52, with an exchange of 1,282,416 units, Indies Pharma traded 41,622 shares and gained 6 cents to close at $3.12, Jamaican Teas settled with a loss of 10 cents at $3.70, in trading 150,700 shares, Jetcon Corporation ended trading of 1,230 stock units with a loss of 90 cents at a 52 weeks’ low of $3. KLE Group finished trading with a loss of 50 cents at $3, in the swapping of 25,608 shares, Knutsford Express closed 12 cents higher at $11.63, trading 4,000 shares, Lasco Distributors ended at $4, with 71,830 shares changing hands, Lasco Financial concluded trading of 107,277 stock units with a loss of 20 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $3.80. Lasco Manufacturing finished trading of 1,214,100 units at $3.30, Main Event settled at $6.50, with 2,000 shares being exchanged, SSL Venture Capital traded 12,000 shares to end at $1.80 and Stationery and Office finished trading 41,831 stock units with a rise of $1.30 to $8.65.

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

Trading climbs on Junior Market on Monday

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Monday with 21 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 9,644,867 units valued at $21,232,867 compared to 4,790,864 units valued at $10,989,252 from 26 securities trading on Friday.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 7 securities advanced, 7 declined and 7 remained unchanged resulting in the Junior Market Index declining by 5.10 points to close at 3,177.23.
Trading ended with an average of 459,279 units for an average of $1,011,089 in contrast to 184,264 units for an average of $422,664 on Friday. November ended with an average of 190,475 units valued at $653,358 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 7 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and just 1 with a lower offer.
 At the close of the market, Access Financial closed at $50.50, trading 380 shares, AMG Packaging ended 2 cents higher at $1.82, with 12,927 stock units changing hands, Caribbean Cream ended trading 11,455 shares, at $5.30, Caribbean Producers finished trading with 2,600 units and rose 5 cents higher to $5.40, Derrimon Trading ended at $2.80, in exchanging 6,215 shares. Elite Diagnostic gained 1 cent to end at $3.12, with 1,200 stock units changing hands, Express Catering ended trading with 4,380 shares after rising 65 cents to close at $7.75, General Accident closed 13 cents higher at $3.63, with 2,000 shares trading, Indies Pharma traded 20,690 shares to close at $3.10, Jamaican Teas settled at $3.80, with 160,698 shares changing hands. Jetcon Corporation ended trading at $3.99, with an exchange of 5,000 stock units, Key Insurance traded 1,071,023 units and rose 35 cents to $4.50, Lasco Distributors ended 20 cents higher at $4, with an exchange of 3,700 shares, Lasco Financial concluded trading of 31,600 stock units with a loss of 20 cents at $4.80. Lasco Manufacturing finished with a loss of 10 cents at $3.30, trading 33,300 units, Main Event settled with a loss of 10 cents at $6.35, with an exchange of 6,313 shares, SSL Venture Capital lost 2 cents in trading 6 million shares to end at $1.74, Stationery and Office finished trading 210 stock units with a loss of 32 cents down to $8.20, Sweet River closed at $3.50, with 100 units changing hands and tTech fell 19 cents to $5.11, with the trading of 902 shares. In the junior market preference segment, Derrimon Trading 9% ended with a loss of 10 cents at $2.10, with 2,270,174 stock units trading.

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

Scotia & Stanley Motta now in IC Top 10

Two changes took place in the main market TOP 10 and one in the Junior Market as market activity pushed out some stocks from the list this past week.
Palace Amusement and Barita Investments had big price gains during the week and exited the main market top list while Honey Bun reported full year profit of 18 cents per share and dropped out of the top tier stocks but it still showed strong signs of better days ahead as it starts the new fiscal year with increased volume sales.

New Entrants this week are, Stanley Motta and Scotia Group for the main market and Jamaican Teas for the Junior Market. Barita Investments jumped to a record $28 on Friday as investors continue to bid up the stock with talk on the road of positive developments surrounding the company. This publication expects good gains from the company’s investment portfolio and the performance of the stock market should also result in growth in the equity-based unit trust and therefo re boost fee income. In addition, word out is that they have acquired an investment portfolio that will add to revenues. At the current price, a stock split also seems assured for 2019.
During the week news broke that Scotia Group had entered into an agreement to sell their insurance arm to Sagicor Financial, the news helped to drive prices of Scotia Group, Sagicor Group and PanJam Investment up and created excitement in the market.
The main market closed the week with the overall PE remains at 15.7, the PE of the Junior market is at 15.9. The PE ratio for Junior Market Top 10 stocks average 8.8 and the main market PE is now 9.5.

The TOP 10 stocks now trade at an average discount of 45 percent to the average for the Junior Market Top stocks but it’s a third of what the average PE for the year is likely to be of 20 times earnings. The main market stocks trade at a discount of 39 percent to the overall market.
TOP 10 stocks are likely to deliver the best returns within a 12 months period. Stocks are selected based on projected earnings for each company’s current fiscal year. Based on an assumed PE for each, the likely gains are determined and then ranked, with the stocks with the highest potential gains ranked first followed by the rest, in descending order. Potential values will change as stock prices fluctuate and will result in movements of the selection in and out of the lists for most weeks. Earnings per share are revised on an ongoing basis based on new information received that can result in changes in and out of the list as well.

12 Junior Market stocks fell 7 rose – Friday

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange traded on Friday with 26 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 4,790,864 units valued at $10,989,252 compared to 4,094,002 units valued at $9,912,290 on Thursday.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 7 securities advanced, 12 declined and 7 remained unchanged resulting in the Junior Market Index advancing 10.83 points to close at 3,182.33.
Trading ended with an average of 184,264 units for an average of $422,664 in contrast to 178,000 units for an average of $430,969 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 190,475 units valued at $653,358 and previously 190,807 units valued at $666,313. October, ended with an average of 69,421 units valued at $347,455 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 9 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
 At the close of the market, Access Financial closed trading with 3,564 shares changing hands and jumped $5 to end $50.50, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 15 cents at $1.80, with an exchange of 200,000 stock units, Blue Power concluded trading of 1,993 units at $5.45, Caribbean Cream traded 2,680 shares at $5.30, Caribbean Flavours traded 10,000 stock units with a loss of $1.01 to close at $19. Caribbean Producers ended trading of 10,642 units at $5.35, Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 5 cents at $2.80, with 59,322 shares changing hands, Dolphin Cove concluded trading of 5,000 shares, with a loss of 1 cent to close at $15, Eppley settled with a loss of 10 cents at $9, with trading in 6,005 units. Everything Fresh traded 44,200 shares after rising 4 cents to close at $1.55, Express Catering ended trading 26,201 shares, with a loss of 90 cents at $7.10, FosRich Group traded just 530 shares at $4.05, General Accident finished 25 cents higher at $3.50, trading 400 shares, Honey Bun ended with a loss of 65 cents at $3.50, with 478,285 units after hitting a 52 weeks’ low of $3.10. Indies Pharma rose 10 cents in trading 38,957 shares to close at $3.10, Jamaican Teas settled with a loss of 60 cents at $3.80, in exchanging 246,589 shares, Jetcon Corporation ended trading 11,890 stock units, with a loss of 1 cent at $3.99, KLE Group lost 50 cents to end at $3.50, exchanging 17,410 shares, Knutsford Express closed at $11.51, with 4,152 shares changing hands. Lasco Distributors  ended at $3.80, with 25,750 shares traded, Lasco Financial concluded trading of 19,617 stock units, with a loss of 15 cents at $5. Lasco Manufacturing finished with a loss of 10 cents at $3.40, trading 13,600 units, Main Event settled 35 cents higher at $6.45, with 2,152 shares changing hands. Medical Disposables ended trading of 2,900 shares at $6.20, SSL Venture Capital rose 2 cents in trading 3,547,275 shares to end at $1.76 and Stationery and Office gained 32 cents to end at $8.52, with 11,750 stock units changing hands.

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

 

12 Junior Market stocks rise 7 fall – Thursday

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended trading on Thursday with 23 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 4,094,002 units valued at over $9,912,290 compared to 2,866,572 units valued at $7,184,147 on Wednesday from 24 securities.
The day’s volume was swollen by 2.53 million units of SSL Venture Capital, the other development of note is that Key Insurance that traded 568,000 million units with a bid for 949,000 units on the bid at $4.15.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 12 securities advanced, 7 declined and 4 remained unchanged. The Junior Market Index declined by 6.94 points to close at 3,171.50.
Trading ended with an average of 178,000 units for an average of $430,969 in contrast to 119,441 units for an average of $299,339 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 190,807 units valued at $666,313 and previously 191,443 units valued at $657,797. October, ended with an average of 69,421 units valued at $347,455 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 4 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
 At the close of the market, Access Financial ended with a loss of $4 at $45.50, trading 1,274 shares, AMG Packaging ended 5 cents higher at $1.95, with 208,388 stock units trading, Cargo Handlers settled $1.10 higher at $14, with 1,000 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cream ended trading 8,362 shares after rising 5 cents to end at $5.30, Caribbean Producers finished trading of 22,287 units with a loss of 9 cents at $5.35. Consolidated Bakeries closed at $2.14, with an exchange of 21,635 shares, Derrimon Trading ended 35 cents higher at $2.85, swapping 7,500 shares, Elite Diagnostic finished 6 cents higher at $3.11, with 17,449 stock units being exchanged, Everything Fresh traded 109,600 shares after falling 4 cents and closed at $1.51, Express Catering ended trading 6,340 shares at $8. GWest Corporation closed with a loss of 3 cents at $1.55, trading 12,000 stock units, Honey Bun ended 15 cents higher at $4.15, with 58,500 units changing hands, Indies Pharma traded 137,347 shares in closing at $3, Jamaican Teas settled 40 cents higher at $4.40, in exchanging 5,530 shares, Jetcon Corporation ended trading 52,959 stock units and rose 50 cents to close at $4. Key Insurance traded 15 cents higher at $4.15, with 568,144 units changing hands, Lasco Distributors ended with a loss of 10 cents at $3.80, with 232,796 shares trading, Lasco Financial concluded trading of 18,200 stock units and rose 15 cents to $5.15, Lasco Manufacturing finished 2 cents higher at $3.50, with 51,893 units. Medical Disposables ended trading of 100 shares at $6.20, SSL Venture Capital fell 6 cents in trading 2,526,362 shares to end at $1.74, Stationery and Office finished trading 24,738 stock units and declined $1.20 to close at $8.20, and tTech ended 30 cents higher at $5.30, with 1,598 shares changing hands.

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

Junior Market index slips again – Wednesday

Derrimon Trading pref shares traded 2.2 m units.

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended trading on Wednesday with 24 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 2,866,572 units valued at $7,184,147 compared to 11,662,775 units valued at $43,945,611 on Tuesday from 22 securities.
The day’s volume was swollen by 2.2 million units of Derrimon Trading preference share. The development of note is that Key Insurance that traded 21.5 million units with a rise in the stock price has a bid of 912,000 units on the bid at $4 and is one to watch.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 10 securities advanced, 7 declined and 7 remained unchanged. The Junior Market Index declined by 8.73 points to close at 3,178.44.
Trading ended with an average of 119,441 units for an average of $299,339 in contrast to 530,126 units for an average of $1,997,528 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 191,443 units valued at $657,797 and previously 195,380 units valued at $677,394. October, ended with an average of 69,421 units valued at $347,455 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 2 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
 At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended 1 cent higher at $1.90, with 3,158 stock units changing hands, Blue Power concluded trading of 38,311 units, at $5.45, Caribbean Cream ended trading with a loss of 25 cents at $5.25, with an exchange of 8,381 shares, Caribbean Producers finished trading 4 cents higher at $5.44, with 10,000 units changing hands, Consolidated Bakeries closed with a loss of 1 cent at $2.14, trading 11,365 shares. Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 35 cents at $2.50, with 220,486 shares changing hands, Everything Fresh traded 40,861 shares after adding 5 cents and closed at $1.55, Express Catering ended trading 10,000 shares at $8, FosRich Group traded 40,835 shares, and rose 5 cents higher to $4.05, General Accident finished trading with a loss of 25 cents at $3.25, with 700 shares changing hands. GWest Corporation closed with a loss of 12 cents at $1.58, with a swapping of 11,715 stock units, Honey Bun ended at $4, with 4,051 units changing hands, Indies Pharma traded 26,099 shares in closing at $3, Jetcon Corporation ended trading of 2,813 stock units, with a loss of 25 cents at $3.50, Key Insurance traded 55 cents higher at $4, with 88,017 units. KLE Group finished trading of 3,590 shares at $4, Knutsford Express closed 1 cent higher at $11.51, in exchanging 1,298 shares, Lasco Distributors ended 10 cents higher at $3.90, with 15,184 shares changing hands, Lasco Financial concluded trading 15 cents higher at $5, with an exchange of 57,387 stock units. Lasco Manufacturing finished with a loss of 2 cents at $3.48, trading 50,500 units, Medical Disposables ended trading 13,174 shares at $6.20, Paramount Trading gained 5 cents close at $2.20, with 3,647 shares being traded and SSL Venture Capital traded 3,000 shares to end at $1.80. In the junior market preference segment, Derrimon Trading 9% ended 5 cents higher at $2.20, with 2,200,000 stock units.

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

 

 

Big fall for Junior Market  – Tuesday

Key Insurance in another big trade.

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Tuesday with 22 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 11,662,775 units valued at $43,945,611 as Key Insurance traded 9.5 million units. On Monday just 843,267 units valued at $2,847,021 traded from 26 securities.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 4 securities advanced, 11 declined and 7 remained unchanged leading the Junior Market Index to dive 82.86 points to close at 3,187.17.
Trading ended with an average of 530,126 units for an average of $1,997,528 in contrast to 32,433 units for an average of $109,501 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 195,380 units valued at $677,394 and previously 177,719 units valued at $607,746. October, ended with an average of 69,421 units valued at $347,455 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 6 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
 At the close of the market, Access Financial closed with a loss of $2.50 at $49.50, with 81,323 shares changing hands, AMG Packaging ended at $1.89, with an exchange of 2,100 stock units, Blue Power concluded trading of 807 units and rose 45 cents to $5.45, Caribbean Producers finished trading with a loss of 9 cents at $5.40, with 500 units, Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 10 cents at $2.85, with 183,100 shares changing hands. Elite Diagnostic finished 5 cents higher at $3.05, trading 70,455 stock units, Eppley settled at $9.10, with an exchange of 298 units, Everything Fresh traded 368,432 shares after falling 10 cents and closed at an all-time low of $1.50, Express Catering ended trading of 48,905 shares, with a loss of 50 cents at $8, FosRich Group traded 54,955 shares and rose 10 cents to close at $4. General Accident finished trading of 13,917 shares with a loss of 2 cents at $3.50, Indies Pharma traded 68,298 shares in closing at $3, Jamaican Teas settled at $4, trading 1,294 shares, Jetcon Corporation ended trading with a loss of 4 cents at $3.75, with 26,843 stock units changing hands, Key Insurance traded 9,535,317 units with a loss of 55 cents to end at $3.45. Lasco Distributors ended at $3.80, with 1,016,500 shares changing hands, Lasco Financial concluded trading with an exchange of 87,215 stock units after falling 40 cents to $4.85, Lasco Manufacturing finished trading 58,277 units at $3.50, Main Event settled 10 cents higher at $6.10, with an exchange of 7,226 shares. Paramount Trading dropped 82 cents to end at $2.15, with 25,000 shares trading, SSL Venture Capital traded 9,823 shares to end at $1.80 and Stationery and Office finished trading of 2,190 stock units with a loss of 8 cents to close at $9.40.

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