Trading rose on Junior Market – Friday

In an active trading session on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Friday, 27 securities changed hands, resulting in an exchange of 4,398,457 units valued at $19,730,388. 
On thursday, 26 securities traded resulting in an exchnage of 2,388,739 units valued at $8,494,707.
Market activities closed, with the prices of 7 securities rising, 12 falling and 8 remaining unchanged, leading the market index down by 13.37 points to close 3,097.20.
Trading ended with an average of 162,906 units for an average of $730,755 in contrast to 91,875 units for an average of $326,720 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 309,902 valued at $794,081 and previously 325,286 shares valued $800,708. In contrast, January closed with average of 2,245,428 units with a value of $7,372,574 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 2 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial climbed $1.10 to close at $48.10, with 650 shares changing hands, AMG Packaging ended at $2.50, with 2,500 stock units trading, Blue Power concluded trading 11,279 units, at $5, Cargo Handlers settled with a loss of 50 cents at $14, with an exchange of 10,500 shares. Caribbean Cream ended trading of 3,490 shares at $5.37, Caribbean Flavours traded $1.50 higher at $19.50, with 10,000 stock units changing hands, Caribbean Producers traded 260,597 units with a loss of 5 cents at $4.70, Consolidated Bakeries closed with a loss of 9 cents at $2, trading 15,000 shares. Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 5 cents at $2.45, while exchanging 10,000 shares, Dolphin Cove concluded trading of 431,524 shares, with a loss of $1.35 at $14, Everything Fresh finished with a loss of 10 cents at $1.80, with 213,985 stock units passing through the market. Elite Diagnostic settled with a loss of 30 cents to close at $3.10, exchanging 52,000 units, Express Catering ended trading of 1,990 shares after adding 44 cents to close at $7.50, FosRich Group traded 32,795 shares and moved 17 cents higher to $4.17,  Fontana  finished trading of 123,255 shares, with a loss of 5 cents to close at $3.95. General Accident  closed at $4, with an exchange of 155,848 stock units, GWest Corporation  ended at $1.45, with 4,600 units trading. Indies Pharma  ended 6 cents higher at $2.80, with an exchange of 15,140 shares, Jamaican Teas  traded 537,851 units and rose 5 cents to $4, Jetcon Corporation  finished trading with a loss of 11 cents at $3.07, in exchanging 925,520 shares, Lasco Distributors  gained 24 cents to close at $3.99, with 426,911 units trading. Lasco Financial  settled with a loss of 15 cents at $4.35, in exchanging 119,944 shares, Lasco Manufacturing  ended trading 138,653 shares with a loss of 1 cent in closing at $3.19, Main Event traded 240,861 shares, with a loss of 30 cents at $5.50,  Medical Disposables  finished trading at $5.50, with 24,000 stock units changing hands. Paramount Trading closed at $2.40, trading 35,364 units and SSL Venture Capital ended at $1.95, with 594,200 shares traded.

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

Junior Market makes strong recovery – Thursday

Junior Market stock trading.

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange made strong recovery on Thursday with the prices of 12 securities rising, 6 falling and 8 remaining unchanged leading to the market index recovering 51.42 points to close 3,110.57.
Trading ended on Thursday with 26 securities changing hands compared to 30 on Wednesday leading to an exchange of 2,388,739 units valued at $8,494,708, compared to 62,035,877 units valued at $128,041,203 trading on Wednesday.
The average volume traded was 91,875 units for an average of $326,720, in contrast to 2,067,863 units for an average of $4,268,040 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amounts to 325,286 shares valued $800,708 and previously 351,444 shares valued $853,828. In contrast, the average trade in January was 2,245,428 units with a value of $7,372,574 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 higher bids than their last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.
At the close of the day’s activities, AMG Packaging ended 30 cents higher at $2.50, with 190,100 stock units changing hands, Blue Power concluded trading of 16,920 units at $5, Cargo Handlers settled with a loss of 20 cents at $14.50, with an exchange of 2,000 shares, Caribbean Cream ended trading of 7,500 shares, at $5.37. Caribbean Flavours traded 12,000 stock units with a rise of $1.85 to close at $18, Caribbean Producers finished trading 6,841 units, with the price moving 5 cents higher to $4.75,  Dolphin Cove fell 5 cents to close at $15.35, trading 150 shares, Everything Fresh finished 5 cents higher at $1.90, with 14,030 stock units trading. Elite Diagnostic settled 31 cents higher at $3.40, with 29,103 units changing hands. Express Catering ended trading 15,500 shares and closed 6 cents higher at $7.06, FosRich Group traded 5,621 shares at $4, Fontana closed 10 cents higher at $4, with an exchange of 1,345,881 shares, General Accident closed 1 cent higher at $4, with 42,042 stock units changing hands. GWest Corporation ended 9 cents higher at $1.45, with an exchange of 8,000 units, Honey Bun concluded trading of 42,960 shares, with a loss of 10 cents at $3.70, Indies Pharma finished with a loss of 16 cents at $2.74, with 164,127 shares passing through the market, Jamaican Teas traded 42,300 units with a loss of 5 cents at $3.95. Jetcon Corporation closed at $3.18, trading 1,500 shares, Knutsford Express  concluded trading of 5,050 stock units and climbed 50 cents higher to $13,  Lasco Distributors  finished at $3.75, with an exchange of 12,784 units, Lasco Financial  rose 15 cents to $4.50, in trading 10,000 shares. Lasco Manufacturing  ended trading 70,310 shares, with a loss of 9 cents at $3.20,  Paramount Trading  closed at $2.40, with 5,981 units changing hands, Stationery and Office  concluded trading of 20,592 shares and rose 40 cents higher to $8.40 and tTech settled at $5.84, in exchanging 23,706 stock units. In the junior market preference segment, CAC 2000 9.5% closed at $1, with 293,741 shares changing hands.

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

 

AMG in big Junior Market trade – Wednesday

AMG Packaging dominated trading with more than 60m shares.

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange jumped sharply on Wednesday as 60.67 million shares of AMG Packaging, passed through the exchange, pushing the overall trade for the day to an exchange of 62,035,877 units valued at $128,041,203.
Market activity on Tuesday resulted in just 3,645,419 units valued at $11,521,269.
Trading ended with another big fall the market index of 49.68 points following the 45.69 points drop on Tuesday, to close at 3,059.15. a total of 30 securities changed hands, compared to 28 on Tuesday, resulting in the prices of 9 securities advancing, 10 declining and 11 remaining unchanged.
Trading closed with an average of 2,067,863 units for an average of $4,268,040 in contrast to 130,194 units for an average of $411,474 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amounts to 351,444 shares valued $853,828 and previously 96,530 shares valued $346,767. In contrast, the average trade in January was 2,245,428 units with a value of $7,372,574 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 higher bids than their last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.
At the close of the day’s activities, Access Financial closed at $47, with an exchange of 1,021 shares, AMG Packaging closed with a loss of 15 cents at $2.20, in exchanging 60,673,553 shares, with the bulk of the trade, taking place at $2. Blue Power ended at $5, trading 1,200 stock units, Cargo Handlers closed at $14.70, with 40,556 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cream settled with a loss of 48 cents at $5.37, in the trading of 4,040 shares. Caribbean Flavours ended trading with 1,704 shares with a rise of 15 cents to close at $16.15, Caribbean Producers traded 173,500 stock units, at $4.70, Consolidated Bakeries gained 39 cents to end at $2.09, with 239 units changing hands, Derrimon Trading closed with a loss of 10 cents at $2.50, with an exchange of 6,393 shares. Everything Fresh concluded trading with 18,226 shares with a rise of 25 cents to $1.85, Elite Diagnostic finished 9 cents higher at $3.09, with an exchange of 58,350 stock units, Express Catering settled with a loss of 49 cents at $7, trading 31,584 units, FosRich Group ended trading 4,474 shares and rose 30 cents to close at $4. Fontana traded 20 cents higher at $3.90, with 487,017 shares changing hands, General Accident finished trading 57,162 shares, at $3.99, GWest Corporation closed 5 cents higher at $1.36, in exchanging 40,406 stock units, Honey Bun gained 10 cents to close at $3.80, with an exchange of 11,980 units, Indies Pharma concluded trading of 93,909 shares at $2.90. Jamaican Teas ended trading with 300 stock units at $4,  Jetcon Corporation  traded 14,500 units with a loss of 7 cents at $3.18,  Knutsford Express  ended with a loss of 20 cents at $12.50, with an exchange of 103,076 shares, Lasco Distributors  ended trading of 73,727 stock units at $3.75. Lasco Financial  closed with a loss of 15 cents at $4.35, with 35,401 units changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing  settled 2 cents higher at $3.29, trading 35,900 shares, Main Event ended trading 4,452 shares, with a loss of 20 cents at $5.80, Medical Disposables  traded 18,000 shares with a loss of 10 cents to close at $5.50. Paramount Trading finished trading 6,500 stock units at $2.40 and Stationery and Office ended with a loss of 40 cents at $8, trading 27,474 shares. In the junior market preference segment, CAC 2000 9.5% ended at $1, with 6,400 stock units trading and Derrimon Trading 9% concluded trading at $2.10, with 4,833 units.

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

Big fall for Junior Market – Tuesday

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Indies Pharma traded 2m shares on Tuesday.

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Tuesday with a sharp fall the market index of 45.69 points to close at 3,108.83 as the prices of 8 securities advanced, 12 declined and 8 remained unchanged.
Trading saw 28 securities changing hands compared to 27 on Monday, resulting in an exchange of 3,645,419 units valued at $11,521,269, compared to 3,202,720 units valued at $12,121,438 on Monday.
Trading ended with an average of 130,194 units for an average of $411,474 in contrast to 118,619 units for an average of $448,942 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amounts to 96,530 shares valued $346,767 and previously 91,113 shares valued $336,354. In contrast, the average trade in January was 2,245,428 units with a value of $7,372,574 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 higher bids than their last selling prices and 3 closing with lower offers.
t the close of the day’s activities, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 15 cents at $2.35, with 120,000 stock units changing hands, Blue Power concluded trading of 15,300 units, with a loss of 80 cents at $5, CAC 2000 finished 20 cents higher at $12.60, trading just 100 shares. Caribbean Cream ended trading of 2,000 shares, with a loss of 10 cents to close at $5.85, Caribbean Producers finished trading of 17,450 units with a loss of 5 cents at $4.70, Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 35 cents at $2.60, with 41,010 shares changing hands. Dolphin Cove concluded trading of 10,200 shares with a rise of 60 cents to $15.40, Everything Fresh finished with a loss of 1 cent at $1.60, with an exchange of 72,397 stock units, Elite Diagnostic settled with a loss of 19 cents at $3, in trading 53,414 units. Express Catering ended trading 17,236 shares, with a loss of 1 cent at $7.49, FosRich Group traded 67,552 shares with a loss of 29 cents at $3.70, Fontana finished trading at $3.70, with 557,982 shares changing hands, General Accident closed with a loss of 1 cent at $3.99, with an exchange of 271,129 stock units. GWest Corporation ended 20 cents higher at $1.31, with 29,675 units changing hands, Honey Bun concluded trading of 20,520 shares, at $3.70, Indies Pharma finished with a loss of 5 cents at $2.90, in exchanging 2,013,889 shares, Jamaican Teas  traded 17,000 units at $4, Jetcon Corporation  finished trading 6 cents higher at $3.25, in exchanging 25,475 shares. Knutsford Express  concluded trading of 996 stock units, with a rise of 20 cents to $12.70,  Lasco Distributors  closed 5 cents higher at $3.75, with 26,427 units trading, Lasco Financial  settled at $4.50, with an exchange of 47,259 shares, Lasco Manufacturing ended trading of 400 shares and rose 9 cents higher to $3.27. Main Event  traded 21,655 shares at $6,  Medical Disposables  finished trading 300 stock units with a loss of 90 cents to $5.60,  Paramount Trading  closed at $2.40, in an exchange of 25,500 units, SSL Venture Capital ended 1 cent higher at $1.95, with 1,000 shares changing hands and  Stationery and Office  concluded trading with 22,617 shares at $8.40. In the junior market preference segment, CAC 2000 closed at $1, with the trading of 146,936 shares.

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

 

Junior Market trading rises – Monday

Fontana Waterloo branch under construction in Kingston

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange settled on Monday and resulting in an exchange of 3,202,720 units valued at $12,121,438, compared to 1,501,161 units valued at $5,720,483 on Friday.
Trading was dominated by Fontana with 75 percent of the total volume traded in the Junior Market.
At the close, 27 securities changed hands versus 22 changing hands on Friday leading to the prices of 12 securities advancing, 9 declining and 6 remaining unchanged and a rise of 25.69 points in the market index to close at 3,154.52.
Trading ended with an average of 118,619 units for an average of $448,942 in contrast to 68,235 units for an average of $260,022 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amounts to 91,113 shares valued $336,354 and previously 86,061 shares valued $315,674. In contrast, the average trade in January was 2,245,428 units with a value of $7,372,574 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 higher bids than their last selling prices and 4 closing with lower offers.
At the close of the day’s activities, Access Financial closed at $47, in trading 5,515 shares, AMG Packaging ended 10 cents higher at $2.50, with an exchange of 31,162 stock units, Blue Power concluded trading of 10,218 units after rising 80 cents to $5.80, CAC 2000 finished with a loss of 10 cents at $12.40, in exchanging 3,200 shares. Derrimon Trading ended 5 cents higher at $2.95, with 53,000 shares changing hands, Everything Fresh lost 22 cents to end at $1.61, with 63,050 stock units trading, Elite Diagnostic settled at $3.19, with an exchange 26,852 units, Express Catering ended trading of 21,766 shares with a loss of 30 cents at $7.50. FosRich Group traded just 103 shares with a loss of 1 cent at $3.99, Fontana finished trading 10 cents higher at $3.70, with 2,408,200 shares trading, General Accident closed with 80,376 stock units trading, with the price rising 10 cents higher to $4, GWest Corporation fell 19 cents to an all-time low of $1.11, with an exchange of 98,080 units. Honey Bun concluded trading of 36,070 shares with a loss of 5 cents at $3.70, Indies Pharma lost 19 cents at $2.95, in trading 36,151 shares, Jamaican Teas traded 1,140 units at $4,  Jetcon Corporation  finished trading 5,100 shares, with a rise of 4 cents to $3.19. Knutsford Express  fell 20 cents to end at $12.50, in exchanging 45,925 stock units, Lasco Distributors finished with a loss of 30 cents at $3.70, trading 89,999 units, Lasco Financial settled 30 cents higher at $4.50, with an exchange of 14,610 shares, Lasco Manufacturing ended trading 133,307 shares 8 cents higher at $3.18. Main Event  traded 20,196 shares and moved 30 cents higher to $6,  Medical Disposables  finished trading at $6.50, with an exchange of 2,000 stock units, Paramount Trading  ended swapping 7,000 units for 35 cents higher at $2.40, SSL Venture Capital ended at $1.94, with an exchange of 700 shares. Stationery and Office concluded trading of 1,000 shares and jumped 90 cents higher to $8.40 and tTech settled 4 cents higher at $5.84, with 2,000 stock units changing hands. In the Junior Market preference segment, Derrimon Trading ended at $2.10, with the trading of 6,000 stock units.

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

Cement & General Accident top IC Top 10

IC Insider.com TOP 10 selections return after a break. The selections, are based on 2019 earnings. Quite a number of the 2018 TOP 10 listings appear again in this year’s lists.
New to the Junior Market, are Fontana that was listed in December last year, Lasco Manufacturing, ISP Finance and Medical Disposables. New to the TOP 10 main market list are Caribbean Cement, Sterling Investments, Radio Jamaica and Sygnus Credit Investments.
The three leading Junior Market stocks are General Accident, with potential gains of 310 percent, Stationery and Office Supplies 284 percent and ISP Finance with 250 percent.
The three leading main market stocks are, Caribbean Cement with likely gains of 152 percent, Radio Jamaica, 150 percent and Victoria Mutual investments 147 percent.
Fontana, is projected by IC Insider.com, to earn at 50 cents per share for the current year and should go on to boost earnings for the June 2020 much higher with the opening of its newest branch this year. The prospects for the stock is very good over the next two to three years with the expansion plans that the company has for it. Lasco Manufacturing’s profit for the December quarter was effectively flat at $197 million but is up a strong 32 percent for nine months period. With EPS at 17 cents for the year, to December, full year results could hit 25 cents per share with 2020 moving higher as new product lines deliver more sales and profit. ISP Finance has been gradually building the loan portfolio and reporting improved annual profits but investment in increased staffing to manage expansion has increased cost faster than growth in revenues. The company exhausted the cash on hand in 2018 and borrowed additional funds to expand their loan portfolio. 2019 should be the year that profit break out and justify the current stock price. Medical Disposables delivered improved results in the six months to September last year with increased revenues coming from the new consumer lines that have been added to the product range.
In the main market, the way seems clear for Caribbean Cement to break out this year with the plant upgrade now behind them and the discontinuation of costly import of cement to fill the gap left by lower production as the plant upgrade took place in 2018. The company will benefit from increased sales as the construction sector continues to grow and demand more cement to use in building. Sterling Investmentsshare has been undervalued for sometime and remains so, even after a 5 for 1 stock split in late 2018 that help move the price up. Additional funds from a recent rights issue will place the company in a position to take advantage of other investment opportunities and boost profit. Radio Jamaica has not delivered on the improved profitability after merging with the Gleaner but with income showing some growth against an improving economy, the 2020 fiscal year could start showing improved results. Sygnus Credit Investments is an undervalued stock with earnings to the September quarter negatively affected by the slippage in the rate of exchange of the local currency. Exchange movements does not affect the underlying fundamentals of the company going forward.
The main market closed the week with the overall PE at 13 and the Junior Market at 10. The PE ratio for Junior Market Top 10 stocks average 6.1 and the main market PE is now 8.2.
The TOP 10 stocks now trade at an average discount of 39 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 37 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.

Compelling case to watch Fontana & Wisynco

Fontana Waterloo Road branch now nearing completion.

Two compelling buys this week that investors should be watching over the next few weeks, are Fontana in the Junior Market and Wisynco in the main market of Jamaica Stock Exchange.
Last week, the results of a few companies were released, but only the results of Wisynco, had the potency to move the stock price, without much delay. More companies will release quarterly reports this week and they are worth watching.
Wisynco reported strong half-year results to December and encountered good buying interest on Friday with nearly 2.7 million shares trading, with little price movement. Trading on Friday may have removed quite a bit of supply to help pave the way for an inevitable price rise at some point in time. The company is yet to reap the full benefit from the new production lines they installed last year and effective providing room for greater profit margin. In addition, they added sugar distribution to the product line up starting in January this year. The company is ripe to add more products for distribution could well add new brands to the lineup that will boost revenues and profit if that happens.  At current price of $10.40 and with a strong increase 36 percent in profits for the December quarter, investors with limited inventory of the stock would be unwise not to add it to their portfolios.

Wisynco could enjoy much increased revenues going forward as new products as added to the line up.

The recent quarterly report of AMG Packaging showed a big improvement of 68 percent in profit to $16.1 million, resulted in garnering increased buying interest around the $2.50 level. The price could move higher with sellers trying to get out around $2.70 level.
Elite Diagnostic rose in price this past week with increased buying interest and may go higher in the coming weeks as the quarterly results for December should show a big improvement over the $1.8 million profit reported in the first quarter to September and point to a much brighter future for this expanding entity.
PanJam Investment has limited supply of the stock offered on the market currently. At the close on Friday, just 79,000 units were shown on the JSE trading platform for sale compared, to 781,000 on the buy side. The lowest offer was 51,000 units at $80. It will be interesting to see what will happen with the price during the week.
Demand for Fontana shares is gradually eating away at supply of the stock with the price closing at $3.60, on Friday. The bid closed at $3.60 on Friday and the price could move higher during the week.  With IC Insider.com projected earnings for the current year at 50 cents per share and the opening of its latest branch this year, the stock has lots of potential gains ahead of it.
General Accident enjoyed lower demand in the past week with the price slipping from $4 to $3.90. The stock is a big value play with the 2018 results likely to come out in the region of 45 cents per share and 2019 even higher and provide solid incentive for the buyers to pick up the stock. Interim results for the full year, are expected to be released this week. Jamaica Stock Exchange shares hit a new high of $14, during the past week, with increasing interest shown in the stock. Exposed supply is currently not high, with expected continued buoyancy in

Seprod shares now trades at $34.85 each.


the market and a big increase in new listings this year, investors seem more aggressive to buy into what should be another year of increased profit for the company. Seprod price moved up to $34.85 with increased demand for the shares continuing against the background of declining supply. The price seems poised to move even higher in the coming weeks as the stock remains attractively priced.
Lasco Manufacturing’s profit for the December quarter was effectively flat at $197 million but is up 32 percent for nine months period. With EPS at 17 cents for the year, to December, there was little fire power to move the stock price during the week. The same is true for Lasco Distributors, with a 24 percent rise in profit to $157 million for the December quarter and 16 percent increase for the nine months to December, to $620 or 18 cents per share. Lasco Manufacturing with EPS close to Lasco Distributors should really see the stock price moving closer to the latter than the $3.10 it closed at on Friday.
NCB Financial remains on the Watch List with strong gains in operating profit for the December quarter, but the stock is finding it hard to break through resistance at the $150 level and may need something out of the ordinary if the price is to move decidedly higher before the summer months.
Barita Investments is worth watching but with the price falling, having gone ex rights during the past week.

Junior Market slips again – Friday

Fontana stock remains the main attraction in trading.

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended with 22 securities changing hands, compared to 25 to Wednesday, with 64 percent more volume than on Thursday.
At the close of market activities resulted in prices of 8 securities advancing, 11 declining and 3 remaining unchanged leading to a fall of 27.19 points in the market index to close at 3,128.83.
Market activity resulted in an exchange of 1,501,161 units valued at $5,720,483 compared to 917,451 units valued at $3,945,523 traded previously.
Trading ended with an average of 68,235 units for an average of $260,022 in contrast to 36,698 units for an average of $157,821 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amounts to 86,061 shares valued $315,674 and previously 89,199 shares valued $325,469. In contrast, the average trade in January was 2,245,428 units with a value of $7,372,574 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 higher bids than their last selling prices and 5 closing with lower offers.
At the close of the day’s activities, Access Financial closed with a loss of 1 cent at $47, trading 1,285 shares, AMG Packaging ended at $2.40, with an exchange of 118,612 stock units, Blue Power concluded trading with 5,113 units at $5, CAC 2000 finished with a loss of 50 cents at $12.50, with 50,000 shares. Cargo Handlers settled with a loss of 20 cents at $14.70, exchanging 5,804 shares, Caribbean Producers finished trading 28,729 units and rose 5 cents higher to $4.75, Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 5 cents at $2.90, with an exchange of 7,500 shares, Everything Fresh closed 23 cents higher at $1.83, with an exchange of 122,087 stock units. Elite Diagnostic settled 6 cents higher at $3.19, in exchanging 81,437 units. Express Catering ended trading with 40,767 shares and lost 10 cents to close at $7.80, FosRich Group traded 73,545 shares after rising 3 cents higher to $4, Fontana finished trading 598,063 shares, with a loss of 1 cent at $3.60, GWest Corporation ended with a loss of 14 cents at $1.30, with 63,268 units trading. Honey Bun concluded trading 2 cents higher at $3.75, with 49,560 shares,  Indies Pharma closed 14 cents higher at $3.14, with 89,033 shares changing hands, Jamaican Teas  traded just 2,500 units at $4, Knutsford Express concluded trading of 1,229 stock units and rose 60 cents higher to $12.70. Lasco Distributors  finished 20 cents higher at $4, exchanging 32,593 units, Lasco Financial  settled  with a loss of 1 cent at $4.20, trading 60,136 shares, Lasco Manufacturing  ended trading 53,600 shares, with a loss of 29 cents at $3.10,  SSL Venture Capital ended with a loss of 1 cent at $1.94, with an exchange of 5,300 shares and  Stationery and Office  concluded trading of 11,000 shares with a loss of 90 cents at $7.50.

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

Junior stocks slip on low volume -Thursday

Trading volume fell a sharp 63 percent on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Thursday leading to a fall of 18.02 points in the market index to close at 3,156.02.
Trading ended with 25 securities changing hands, similar to Wednesday and resulted in prices of 10 securities advancing, 11 declining and 3 remaining unchanged.
Market activity resulted in an exchange of 917,451 units down 63 percent compared to the 2,474,682 units traded previously. Traded value dropped 56 percent to $3,945,523 from $8,912,227 on Wednesday.
Trading ended with an average of 36,698 units for an average of $157,821 in contrast to 98,987 units for an average of $356,489 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amounts to 89,199 shares valued $325,469 and previously 102,324 shares valued $367,381. In contrast, the average trade in January was 2,245,428 units with a value of $7,372,574 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 3 stocks ended with higher bids than their last selling prices and 4 closing with lower offers.
At the close of the day’s activities, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 5 cents at $2.40, in trading 55,380 stock units, Blue Power concluded trading of 27,801 units, with a loss of 1 cent in closing at $5, Cargo Handlers settled with a loss of 10 cents at $14.90, with an exchange of 721 shares. Caribbean Producers finished trading 7,440 units at $4.70, Consolidated Bakeries closed with a loss of 33 cents at $1.70, with 12,997 shares changing hands. Derrimon Trading ended at $2.95, with an exchange of 1,500 shares, Dolphin Cove concluded trading of 10,086 shares, with a loss of 70 cents at $14.80, Everything Fresh finished 5 cents higher at $1.60, with the trading of 11,216 stock units, Elite Diagnostic settled 2 cents higher at $3.13, with 5,000 units changing hands. FosRich Group traded 37 cents higher at $3.97, with 490 shares, Fontana ended trading 391,687 shares and rose 1 cent higher to $3.61,  General Accident closed with a loss of 4 cents at $3.90, in exchanging 41,719 stock units, GWest Corporation ended with a loss of 1 cent at $1.44, while trading of 66,734 units. Honey Bun traded 6,015 shares with a loss of 16 cents to end at $3.73, Indies Pharma finished 5 cents higher to $3, with 51,480 shares changing hands, Jamaican Teas traded 2,000 units and rose 15 cents higher to close at $4, Jetcon Corporation finished trading of 2,000 shares with a loss of 10 cents at $3.15. Knutsford Express traded 37,816 stock units with a loss of 60 cents to end at $12.10, Lasco Distributors  closed at $3.80, with 15,000 units changing hands, Lasco Financial  settled 1 cent higher at $4.21, with an exchange of 2,400 shares, Lasco Manufacturing  ended trading 3,086 shares 9 cents higher to $3.39. Main Event  traded 15 cents higher at $5.70, with 100,000 shares changing hands, Medical Disposables  finished trading with a loss of 10 cents at $6.50, with an exchange of 58,183 stock units and SSL Venture Capital ended 20 cents higher at $1.95, with 2,000 shares. In the Junior Market preference segment, CAC 2000 9.5% closed at $1, with 4,700 shares changing hands.

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

 

Junior Market inched higher on Wednesday

Fontana still dominating Junior Market trading.

The Junior Market index of the Jamaica Stock Exchange inched 4.37 points higher to 3,174.04 at the end of trading on Wednesday, as the prices of 7 securities rose, 12 declined and 6 remained unchanged.
Trading ended with 25 securities changing hands, compared to 27 securities on Tuesday, resulting in an exchange of 2,474,682 units valued at $8,912,227, compared to 2,965,697 units valued at $11,127,007 on Tuesday. Fontana continues to trade in large volumes, ending the day with just under 1.9 million units changing hands.
Trading ended with an average of 98,987 units for an average of $356,489 in contrast to 109,841 units for an average of $412,111 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amount to 102,324 shares valued $367,381 and previously 103,436 shares valued $371,012. In contrast, the average trade in January was 2,245,428 units with a value of $7,372,574 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 higher bids than their last selling prices and 3 closing with lower offers.
At the close of the day’s activities, AMG Packaging ended trading of 239,150 stock units, with a loss of 15 cents at $2.45, CAC 2000 finished trading 919 shares at $13, Caribbean Cream ended trading 4,664 shares at $5.95, Caribbean Flavours traded 100 stock units with a loss of 3 cents at $16. Caribbean Producers finished trading with a loss of 5 cents at $4.70, with 16,054 units changing hands, Derrimon Trading ended with an exchange of 1,100 shares at $2.95, Dolphin Cove climbed 45 cents higher to $15.50 in concluding trading of 1,896 shares, Everything Fresh finished with a loss of 5 cents at $1.55, with an exchange of 10,000 stock units. Elite Diagnostic settled 1 cent higher at $3.11, in exchanging 60,616 units, Express Catering traded 39,576 shares, with a loss of 4 cents to close at $7.90, FosRich Group fell 16 cents to $3.60 in exchanging 5,000 shares, Fontana rose 10 cents to close at $3.60, trading 1,863,585 shares. General Accident closed with a loss of 6 cents at $3.94, with 3,960 stock units trading, Honey Bun  concluded trading of 21,701 shares, and closed 14 cents higher at $3.89, Indies Pharma ended trading at $2.95, with 82,351 units, Jamaican Teas closed trading with 5,600 stock units after declining 15 cents at $3.85. Jetcon Corporation  closed at $3.25, with 13,000 units changing hands, KLE Group closed 10 cents higher at $3.20, after trading 530 shares, Knutsford Express ended at $12.70, with an exchange of 15,039 shares, Lasco Distributors lost 20 cents to close at $3.80, with 20,683 stock units changing hands. Lasco Financial finished with a loss of 40 cents at $4.20, with an exchange of 42,118 units, Lasco Manufacturing settled 7 cents higher at $3.30, in trading 11,813 shares, Main Event ended trading 2,000 shares, with a loss of 7 cents to close at $5.55, Stationery and Office ended at $8.40, trading 10,000 shares and tTech finished with a loss of 5 cents at $5.80, as 3,227 shares changed hands.

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