Investors shun Junior stocks for the oldsters

Black Panther mash up Palace bottom-line with a huge increase in profit that pushed to stock to no 1 for 2018 in the main market.

Investors shunned Junior Market stocks in 2018 for the older more established Main market stocks. At least that is what the data from the exchange is showing.
According to the Jamaica Stock Exchange report of trading to the end of July, volume and value on the main market is up while that on the junior market is well down on 2017 figures, even as the gains in the overall market shows juniors up 14 percent for the year to the end of July and 9 percent for the main market.
Junior Market volume is down year to July by a stunning 69 percent to 571 million units while the value fell 64 percent to $2.69 billion, less than half of the $6.6 billion traded for all of 2017. In contrast main market stocks traded 1.57 billion units, up 28.5 percent over 2017, for a total value of $32 billion, a strong 79.4 percent increase over 2017 and just shy of the $35.7 million traded for all of 2017.
The big winners for the year to July are, Palace with an increase of 154 percent, that was helped by the huge success of the Black Panther film that ran for several months, Pulse Investments up 67 percent, Kingston Wharves 60 percent, Jamaica Broilers 45 percent and Salada Foods 41 percent, as investors responded to improved profit. In the Junior Market, C2W Music and Derrimon Trading beat all others by huge margins, rising 233 percent after it announced a 10 to 1 stock split and 197 percent respectively. Express Catering climbed 86 percent, Stationery and Office Supplies up 65 percent and CAC 2000 up 51 percent.
The big losers in the main market are, Ciboney, having sold off the property it owned and paid out most of the proceeds as a dividend is down 68 percent, 138 Student Living fell 35 percent, Kingston Properties 31 percent, Wisynco Group 24 percent, Portland JSX 20 percent and in the Junior Market, GWEST Corporation down 36 percent, AMG Packaging 33 percent, tTech 23 percent, Knutsford Express 23 percent and Eppley 17 percent.

More gains for Junior Market – Friday

The Junior Market Index climbed higher by 19.74 points to close at 3,130.20 on Friday as 23 securities changed hands, compared to 19 on Thursday, with 9 advancing, 8 falling and 6 remaining unchanged.
The market closed with, 771,621 units valued at $2,972,863 changing hands, compared to 3,659,666 units valued at $16,503,092 on Thursday. The market will be closed on Monday, Independence day public Holiday.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading had 5 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices, one with a lower offer.
Trading closed with an average of 57,100 units for an average of $240,564 in contrast to 40,612 units for an average of $156,466 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 49,641 units valued at $202,520. Trading in July, averaged 154,060 units valued at $655,146 for each security traded.
At the close of trading, Access Financial traded 500 shares and closed with a loss of 50 cents at $46.50, AMG Packaging ended at $2, trading 2,350 stock units, Caribbean Cream ended trading with a loss of 27 cents at $5.50, in exchanging 12,086 shares, Caribbean Producers gained 32 cents to close at $6.22, with 60,659 units trading, Consolidated Bakeries closed 6 cents higher at $2.16, with 20,000 shares. Derrimon Trading jumped $2.37 to $23, in exchanging 500 shares, Dolphin Cove finished trading at $16.50, with 5,047 stock units, Elite Diagnostic settled at $2.90, exchanging 49,649 units, Everything Fresh traded 7,795 shares but lost 2 cents to end at $1.98, Express Catering traded with a loss of 5 cents at $7.95, with 18,000 shares. FosRich Group finished trading with a loss of 45 cents at $2.52, exchanging 52,712 shares, GWest Corporation ended at $2.20, with 1,220 units, Honey Bun concluded trading 8,667 shares with a loss of 14 cents to $4.51, Jamaican Teas jumped 65 cents to $4.50, trading 12,298 stock units. Jetcon Corporation traded with a loss of 8 cents at $4.03, after 13,432 units were exchanged, Lasco Distributors concluded trading 2 cents higher at $4, with 162,200 stock units changing hands, Lasco Financial added 5 cents and closed at $5.25, with 173,650 units, Lasco Manufacturing settled 8 cents higher at $4.10, trading 53,978 shares. Main Event ended trading with a loss of 39 cents at $7.11, with 11,269 shares and Stationery and Office Supplies rose 2 cents to $8.12, with 13,781 units. In the junior market preference segment, Derrimon Trading 9% ended at $2.50, with 422,708 stock units, Eppley 8.25% concluded trading 171,500 units and rose 10 cents to $6.21 and Eppley 8.75% settled at $6, with 39,300 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Junior Market inched higher – Thursday

The Junior Market Index inched higher by 8.32 points to 3,110.46 on Thursday as just 19 securities changed hands, compared to 28 on Tuesday, with 10 advancing, 7 falling and 2 remaining unchanged.
The market closed with less trading activity than on Tuesday ending with, 771,621 units valued at $2,972,863 changing hands, compared to 3,659,666 units valued at $16,503,092 on Tuesday.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading had 6 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices, none with a lower offer.
Trading closed with an average of 40,612 units for an average of $156,466 in contrast to 130,702 units for an average of $589,396 on Tuesday. Trading in July, averaged 154,060 units valued at $655,146 for each security traded.
At the close of trading, Access Financial closed at $47, with 1,558 shares changing hands, AMG Packaging ended 1 cent higher at $2, in exchanging 2,615 stock units, Blue Power concluded trading of just 328 units at $40, CAC 2000 finished with a loss of 89 cents at $9, trading 5,300 shares, Caribbean Producers finished trading with a loss of 10 cents at $5.90, after 37,091 units were exchanged but traded earlier at an intraday high of $6.22, C2W Music ended 1 cent higher at $1.71, with 45,715 shares changing hands, Derrimon Trading dropped of $2.87 to close at $20.63, trading 2,625 shares, Elite Diagnostic settled with a loss of 7 cents at $2.90, with 156,163 units, Everything Fresh traded 184,163 shares and gained 10 cents to end at $2, Express Catering traded 19 cents higher at $8, with 40,299 shares changing hands. FosRich Group finished trading 24,747 shares and rose 25 cents to $2.97, Jamaican Teas declined of 15 cents the close at $3.85, with 19,700 stock units changing hands, Jetcon Corporation traded 11 cents higher at $4.11, trading 84,913 units, Lasco Distributors concluded trading with a loss of 2 cents at $3.98, in exchanging 14,100 stock units. Lasco Financial finished with a loss of 1 cent at $5.20, as 47,330 units changed hands, Lasco Manufacturing gained 1 cent to close at $4.02, with 66,800 shares, Main Event ended trading 5 cents higher at $7.50, with 7,428 shares, Paramount Trading rose 25 cents to $3, exchanging 2,500 stock units and Stationery and Office added 10 cents to close at $8.10, with 28,100 units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Modest slip for Junior Market – Tuesday

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Lasco Financial traded 1.5 million shares on Tuesday.

The Junior Market Index declined by a mere 4.42 points to close at 3,102.14 on Tuesday as 28 securities changed hands, compared to 27 on Monday, with 11 advancing, 9 falling and 8 remaining unchanged.
At the close of market activity, 3,659,666 units valued at $16,503,092 traded compared to 1,680,855 units valued at $8,331,767 on Monday. Trading was dominated with Jamaican Teas with 1.1 million units and Lasco Financial with 1.5 million shares.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading had 7 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
Trading closed with an average of 130,702 units for an average of $589,396 in contrast to 62,254 units for an average of $308,584 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 154,060 units valued at $655,146 and 155,454 units valued at $659,264 on the previous trading day. Trading in June, ended with an average of 139,543 units, valued at $671,002 for each security traded.
At the close of trading, Access Financial closed at $47, with 723 shares changing hands, AMG Packaging ended at $1.99 after rising 3 cents in trading 78,745 stock units, CAC 2000 finished with a loss of 11 cents at $9.89, while trading 12,197 shares, Cargo Handlers settled with 3,600 shares trading at $10.89, Caribbean Cream ended trading 10,000 shares and rose 47 cents to $5.77. Caribbean Producers finished 1 cent higher at $6, trading 43,477 units, Consolidated Bakeries closed at $2.10, with 4,000 shares changing hands, C2W Music ended with 3,600 shares and lost 1 cent to close at $1.70, Derrimon Trading closed at $23.50 trading 2,000 shares. Elite Diagnostic settled 12 cents higher at $2.97, with 33,526 units, Everything Fresh traded 86,132 shares and lost 5 cents to end at an all-time low of $1.90. Express Catering traded 23,000 shares with a loss of 14 cents to end at $7.81, FosRich Group finished trading with a loss of 25 cents at $2.72, swapping 29,250 shares, General Accident closed 18 cents higher at $3.33, trading 22,000 stock units. GWest Corporation ended at $2.20, with 3,411 units, Honey Bun concluded trading of 5,366 shares and rose 15 cents to $4.65, Iron Rock finished 5 cents higher at $3.15, with 5,000 shares trading, Jamaican Teas lost 75 cents to close at $4 in exchanging 1,122,839 stock units. Jetcon Corporation traded 216,062 units at $4, KLE Group closed 10 cents higher at $3, exchanging 7,034 shares, Knutsford Express ended with a loss of 9 cents at $11.51, trading 4,271 shares, Lasco Distributors concluded trading 263,097 stock units and rose 26 cents to $4, with. Lasco Financial finished 15 cents higher at $5.21, with 1,533,871 units, changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing settled with a loss of 1 cent at $4.01, switching ownership of 10,564 shares, Main Event traded 6,194 shares at $7.45, Medical Disposables closed 20 cents higher at $5.80, exchanging 2,000 shares and Paramount Trading finished trading with a loss of 21 cents at $2.75, with 101,007 stock units, after the company posted a decline in profit for the year to May of $59 million versus $101 million. In the junior market preference segment, Eppley 8.75% traded 26,700 shares at $6.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Junior Market at 8¾ months high

The Junior Market Index rose 13.46 points to close at 3,106.56, the highest point since closing at 3,126.33 points on November 6, last year.
At the close 27 securities changed hands, compared to 28 on Friday as 10 advanced, 13 declined and 4 remained unchanged leading to 1,680,855 units valued at $8,331,767 trading, compared to 1,107,171 units valued $5,663,225 on Friday.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading had 4 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
Trading closed with an average of 62,254 units for an average of $308,584 in contrast to 39,542 units for an average of $202,258 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 155,454 units valued at $659,264 and 161,147 units valued at $663,703 on the previous trading day. Trading in June, ended with an average of 139,543 units, valued at $671,002 for each security traded.
At the close of trading, Access Financial gained 30 cents and closed at $47, trading 1,200 shares, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 2 cents at $1.96, while exchanging 1,830 stock units, Blue Power jumped $4.01 to end at $40, with 100 units trading, CAC 2000 finished 90 cents higher at $10, with 11,067 shares changing hands, Cargo Handlers climbed 56 cents to $10.89, trading 1,492 shares. Caribbean Producers finished trading 29 cents higher at $5.99, with 55,100 units, C2W Music ended with a loss of 29 cents at $1.71, swapping 26,583 shares, Derrimon Trading concluded trading $3 higher to a 52 weeks’ high of $23.50, with 4,800 shares being exchanged, Dolphin Cove finished with a loss of 50 cents at $16.50, after 1,220 stock units traded. Elite Diagnostic settled with a loss of 5 cents at $2.85, trading 17,000 units, Everything Fresh traded 58,725 shares and lost 13 cents to end at $1.95, Express Catering traded 54,008 shares and rose 15 cents to $7.95, FosRich Group finished trading at $2.97, with 300 shares, General Accident exchanged 15,600 stock units and closed at $3.15. GWest Corporation ended with a loss of 15 cents at $2.20, swapping 6,589 units, Honey Bun concluded trading with a loss of 46 cents at $4.50, with 2,787 shares, Jamaican Teas ended trading 12,122 stock units and rose 24 cents to $4.75, Jetcon Corporation traded at $4, with 170,000 units. Knutsford Express ended with a loss of 35 cents at $11.60, with 13,153 shares trading, Lasco Distributors concluded trading with a loss of 6 cents at $3.74, with 41,946 stock units, Lasco Financial finished 1 cent higher at $5.06, trading 1,070,500 units, Lasco Manufacturing settled with a loss of 3 cents at $4.02, after exchanging 40,991 shares. Main Event ended trading 1,630 shares at $7.45, Medical Disposables traded 15,000 shares and rose 9 cents to $5.60, Paramount Trading finished trading with a loss of 4 cents at $2.96, while exchanging 40,000 stock units and Stationery and Office closed with a loss of 50 cents at $8, trading 8,959 units. In the junior market preference segment, Eppley 9.5% finished with a loss of 2 cents at $5.98, with 8,153 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Volume falls on Junior Market – Friday

Junior market volume contracts.

The number of securities trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Friday climbed to 28, compared to just 22 changing hands on Thursday, but volume and value fell 52 percent and over.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 10 securities advanced, 9 declined and 9 remained unchanged leading the Junior Market Index to rise 6.35 points to 3,093.10. Trading resulted in an exchange of 1,107,171 units valued at $5,663,225 compared to 2,324,843 units valued at $12,333,157 on Thursday.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading had 3 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 8 with lower offers.
Trading closed with an average of just 39,542 units for an average of $202,258 in contrast to 105,675 units for an average of $560,598 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 161,147 units valued at $663,703 and previously, 169,372 units valued at $694,911. Trading in June, ended with an average of 139,543 units, valued at $671,002 for each security traded.
At the close of trading, Access Financial closed at $46.70, trading 2,500 shares, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 2 cents at $1.98, in exchanging 56,013 stock units, CAC 2000 rose 10 cents to end at $9.10, with 2,407 shares changing hands, Cargo Handlers gained 33 cents to close at $10.33, trading 179,074 shares, Caribbean Cream ended trading with a loss of 50 cents at $5.30, with 65,795 shares. Caribbean Flavours traded 60 cents higher at $12.70, with 6,000 stock units being exchanged, Caribbean Producers finished trading with a loss of 10 cents at $5.70, with 2,000 units, Consolidated Bakeries closed 5 cents higher at $2.10, with 7,500 shares, C2W Music ended at $2, with 2,250 shares. Derrimon Trading concluded trading at $20.50, with 7,545 shares, Elite Diagnostic settled at $2.90, with 29,475 units changing hands, Everything Fresh traded 91,598 shares and gained 8 cents to end at $2.08, Express Catering traded 10 cents higher at $7.80, with 12,945 shares, FosRich Group finished trading with a gain of 55 cents at $2.97, with 40,147 shares. General Accident closed 5 cents higher at $3.15, with 48,812 stock units trading, GWest Corporation ended with a loss of 5 cents at $2.35, exchanging 3,869 units, Honey Bun concluded trading with a loss of 4 cents at $4.96, after 1,272 shares changed hands, Jamaican Teas declined 49 cents to $4.51, with 29,000 stock units trading. Jetcon Corporation traded 44,268 units and lost 10 cents to close at $4, KLE Group closed at $2.90, trading 30,137 shares, Knutsford Express ended 40 cents higher at $11.95, exchanging 8,585 shares, Lasco Distributors concluded trading at $3.80, with 296,375 stock units changing hands. Lasco Financial traded just 262 units and finished with a loss of 5 cents at $5.05, Main Event ended trading at $7.45, with 17,284 shares, Medical Disposables traded 48,807 shares with a loss of 49 cents at $5.51, Paramount Trading finished trading 16,539 stock units at $3 and Stationery and Office rose 50 cents to $8.50, exchanging 6,420 units. In the junior market preference segment, Derrimon Trading 9% preference share ended at $2.50, with 50,292 stock units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

9 all for Junior Market – Thursday

The evenness of the advance decline ratio in trading on Thursday pretty much sums up trading on the Junior Market as the market index hardly moved, closing just 1.20 points down to close at 3,086.75 after the prices of 9 securities advanced, 9 declined and 4 remained unchanged.
At the close of market activities,22 securities changed hands, resulting in an exchange of just 2,324,843 units valued at $12,333,157 compared to 737,126 units valued at $3,562,822 on Wednesday.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading had 3 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
Trading closed with an average of just 105,675 units for an average of $560,598 in contrast to 40,951 units for an average of $197,935 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 169,372 units valued at $694,911 and previously, 172,947 units valued at $702,449. Trading in June, ended with an average of 139,543 units, valued at $671,002 for each security traded.
At the close of trading, Cargo Handlers traded 106,070 shares and gained 35 cents to $10, Caribbean Cream ended trading 20,600 units, rising b 30 cents to $5.80, Caribbean Flavours traded with a rise of 10 cents to $12.10, with 2,900 stock units changing hands, Caribbean Producers added 30 cents in exchanging 5,000 units at $5.80, C2W Music ended at $2, with 10,200 shares traded. Derrimon Trading concluded trading with a loss of 50 cents at $20.50, with 1,500 shares, Elite Diagnostic settled 10 cents higher at $2.90, with 29,004 units, Express Catering traded with a loss of 10 cents at $7.70, with 2,538 shares changing hands, FosRich Group fell 13 cents to $2.42, trading 34,309 shares. Honey Bun concluded trading 30 cents higher at $5, with 8,300 shares changing hands, Jamaican Teas traded 6,406 stock units at $5, Jetcon Corporation closed at $4.10, with 29,139 units, Key Insurance climbed 45 cents to $3.47, exchanging just 1,000 shares. KLE Group closed at $2.90, with 72,767 shares, Knutsford Express ended with a loss of 5 cents at $11.55, with 3,133 shares, Lasco Distributors declined 20 cents to $3.80, trading 1,227,017 stock units, Lasco Financial finished with a loss of 10 cents at $5.10, with 2,100 units. Lasco Manufacturing settled 5 cents higher at $4.05, with 86,223 shares, Main Event ended trading with a loss of 20 cents at $7.45, after 3,079 shares crossed over the exchnage, Medical Disposables jumped 98 cents to $6, with just 200 shares being traded, while Stationery and Office closed with a loss of 50 cents at $8, as investors sold off 656,458 shares and tTech concluded trading with a loss of 15 cents at $5.25, with 16,900 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Volume plunged on Junior Market

The Junior Market closed trading on Monday with 24 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of just 363,861 shares valued $1,682,885, compared to 780,012 units valued at $3,632,523, from 26 securities changing hands on Friday.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, as was the case at the close on Thursday signs continue to be good for a continuation of gains when trading resumes, with a very positive Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading of 9 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 9 securities advanced, 7 declined and 6 remained unchanged leading the Junior Market Index to decline 4.90 points to 3,045.76.
Trading closed with an average of just 15,161 units for an average of $70,120 in contrast to 30,000 units for an average of $139,712 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 187,823 units valued at $761,076 and previously 200,496 units valued at $811,788. Trading in June, ended with an average of 139,543 units, valued at $671,002 for each security traded.
At the close of trading, AMG Packaging ended at $2 after rising 3 cents with 6,582 stock units changing hands, Blue Power dropped $4.01 to $35.99, in exchanging 2,000 units, Cargo Handlers settled 16 cents higher at $9.65, with 391 shares, Caribbean Flavours traded 5,000 stock units at $11.69, Caribbean Producers finished trading 13 cents higher at $5.40, as 2,124 units changing hands. Consolidated Bakeries closed trading with 20,550 shares and gained 5 cents at $2.05, C2W Music ended with a loss of 20 cents at $1.50, while exchanging 26,000 shares, Elite Diagnostic lost 6 cents to end at $2.90, trading 27,749 units, Express Catering traded with a loss of 4 cents at $7.30, exchanging 5,000 shares. Everything Fresh traded 4,173 shares after gaining 4 cents to close at $2. FosRich Group rose 4 cents to $2.75, trading 100 shares, General Accident closed at $3.05, with 7,454 stock units, GWest Corporation ended at $2.41, with 12,076 units, Jamaican Teas ended trading 10,000 stock units at $5.29. Jetcon Corporation traded 5,442 units and lost 5 cents at $4.10, KLE Group gained 5 cents to $2.90, with 10,000 shares, Knutsford Express ended at $12, with 200 shares, Lasco Distributors concluded trading with a loss of 28 cents at $3.92, with 16,098 stock units. Lasco Financial finished trading 39,963 units at $5, Lasco Manufacturing settled at $4, while exchanging 34,250 shares, Medical Disposables traded with a loss of 23 cents at $5.02, with 23,000 shares, Paramount Trading finished trading 10,000 stock units with a rise of 2 cents to end at $3 and Stationery and Office closed 2 cents higher at $7.99, with 58,459 units trading. In the junior market preference segment, Eppley closed at $6, with 17,250 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Junior Market pregnant for bull run

Bulls are prowling around Jamaican stocks.

The Junior Market Index rose for the second day by adding 10.31 points to close at 3,050.66 on Friday, as advancing stocks beat out declining ones.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, as was the case at the close on Thursday signs continue to be good for a continuation of gains when trading resumes on Monday with a very positive Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading of 9 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and none with a lower offer.
Trading resulted in an exchange of 780,012 units valued at $3,632,523 compared to 2,301,169 units valued at $10,750,562 on Thursday from 26 securities changing hands, compared to 22 on Thursday. At the close of the market. the prices of 13 securities advanced, 11 declined and 2 traded unchanged.
Trading closed with an average of 30,000 units for an average of $139,712 in contrast to 104,599 units for an average of $488,662 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 200,496 units valued at $811,788 and previously 232,964 units valued at $869,841. June closed with an average of 139,543 units, valued at $671,002 for each security traded.
At the close of trading, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 3 cents at $1.97, trading 3,318 stock units, Cargo Handlers fell 16 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ low of $9.49, in an exchange of 17,500 shares, Caribbean Cream ended trading 25 cents higher at $6, with 10,700 shares trading, Caribbean Producers fell 9 cents to $5.27, exchanging 80,000 units, C2W Music ended 18 cents higher at a 52 weeks’ high of $1.70, trading 18,500 shares. Derrimon Trading concluded trading with a loss of $2.40 at $20.50, after exchanging in 5,000 shares, Dolphin Cove finished 10 cents higher at $15.90, with 500 stock units changing hands, Elite Diagnostic settled 1 cent higher at $2.96, with 117,229 units switching owners, Eppley ended trading with a loss of 2 cents at $9.98, while exchanging 9,616 shares. Everything Fresh traded 103,042 shares at $1.96, Express Catering closed 4 cents higher at $7.34, with 98,894 shares traded, FosRich Group finished trading with 49,576 shares at a loss of 24 cents to $2.71, General Accident closed 2 cents higher at $3.05, after 3,835 stock units crossed the exchange platform, GWest Corporation ended 1 cent higher at $2.41, with 20,000 units. Honey Bun concluded trading with 39,515 shares and rose 1 cent to $4.52, Jamaican Teas ended trading with a loss of 1 cent at $5.29, with 1,790 stock units, Jetcon Corporation traded 12,747 units with a loss of 13 cents at $4.15, Knutsford Express ended 49 cents higher at $12, trading 2,685 shares. Lasco Distributors rose 20 cents to $4.20, with 37,200 stock units trading, Lasco Financial finished at $5, with 38,577 units, Lasco Manufacturing settled 15 cents higher at $4, in exchanging 4,068 shares, Main Event ended trading 1,240 shares, gaining 55 cents to $7.65, Medical Disposables traded 5 cents higher at $5.25, with 20,000 shares, Paramount Trading closed at $2.98, with 12,235 stock units, Stationery and Office closed with a loss of 10 cents at $7.97, as 35,280 units changed ownership and tTech concluded trading with a loss of 18 cents at $5.32, after 36,965 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Losing streak broken for Junior Market

The Junior Market Index climbed 19.37 points to close at 3,040.35 on Thursday, breaking three unbroken days of decline to Wednesday.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, The signs were good for a continuation of gains on Friday with a very positive Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading of 7 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 1 with a lower offer.
Trading resulted in an exchange of 2,301,169 units valued at $10,750,562 compared to 1,512,347 units valued at $7,031,079 on Wednesday as 22 securities changed hands, compared to 20 on Wednesday. At the close of the market. The prices of 11 securities advanced, 5 declined and 6 traded unchanged.
Trading closed with an average of 104,599 units for an average of $488,662 in contrast to 75,617 units for an average of $351,554 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 232,964 units valued at $869,841 and previously 223,946 units valued at $899,898. June closed with an average of 139,543 units, valued at $671,002 for each security traded.
At the close of trading, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 1 cent at $2, trading 855 stock units, Caribbean Flavours traded 9 cents higher at $11.69, with 14,645 stock units changing hands, Caribbean Producers traded 2,746 units at $5.36, Consolidated Bakeries closed at $2, in exchanging 48,713 shares, Derrimon Trading concluded trading $2.90 higher at $22.90, with 30,366 shares. Elite Diagnostic settled at $2.95, with 37,206 units, Eppley climbed $2 to $10, trading 4,000 shares, Express Catering traded 55,414 shares at $7.30, FosRich Group exchanged 104,100 shares and rose 35 cents to $2.95. General Accident closed with a loss of 2 cents at $3.03, after 29,410 stock units traded, Honey Bun concluded trading with a loss of 51 cents at $4.51, with 76,640 shares, Jamaican Teas ended trading 3,800 stock units at $5.30, Jetcon Corporation traded 28 cents higher at $4.28, with 1,454,186 units. Knutsford Express ended 1 cent higher at $11.51, in an exchange of 16,510 shares, Lasco Distributors concluded trading with a loss of 20 cents at $4, in exchanging 72,070 stock units, Lasco Financial finished 10 cents higher at $5, with 80,609 units, Lasco Manufacturing settled at $3.85, with 24,731 shares. Main Event ended trading 25 cents higher at $7.10, with 10,182 shares, Medical Disposables traded 13 cents higher at $5.20, with 16,442 shares and Stationery and Office closed 7 cents higher at $8.07 trading 8,890 units. In the junior market preference segment, Eppley 8.25% concluded trading 11 cents higher at $6.11, with 171,500 units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.