Junior Market slips back – Friday

Trading levels on the Junior Market were in line with Thursday as 6,308,783 units valued at $25,012,631 traded on Friday compared to 7,377,691 units valued at $23,298,507 changing hands on Thursday.
A total of 22 securities traded, down from 25 on Thursday, with market Index falling 25.47 points to close at 2,914.61 as the prices of 5 securities advanced, 12 declined and 5 remained unchanged.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 9 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
Market activity ended with an average of 286,763 units for an average of $1,136,938 in contrast to 295,108 units for an average of $931,940 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 195,232 units with an average value of $922,724 and previously 190,095 units with an average value of $910,702. April closed with an average of 121,622 units at $506,803, for each security traded.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended at $2, with 94,500 stock units trading, Blue Power concluded trading at $37, with 3,423 units, Caribbean Cream ended trading with a loss of 21 cents at $4.80, with 16,500 shares, Caribbean Producers finished trading with a loss of 9 cents at $5.16, with 53,000 units, Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 15 cents at $9, exchanging 100,378 shares. Elite Diagnostic settled 5 cents higher at $3.20, with 88,702 units, Express Catering rose 5 cents to $5.95, trading 83,903 shares, FosRich Group finished trading with a loss of 9 cents at $2.40, with 9,844 shares changing hands, GWest Corporation ended at $2.10, with 954,958 units. Honey Bun concluded trading with a loss of 2 cents at $4.61, with 77,739 shares, Iron Rock finished with a loss of 2 cents at $3.05, with 21,000 shares, ISP Finance drifted $1 lower to $17, with 500 shares, Jamaican Teas ended trading 6 cents higher at $4.40, with 30,563 stock units. Jetcon Corporation traded 10 cents higher at $4.10, with 4,198,551 units, Knutsford Express ended at $12, with 29,985 shares, Lasco Distributors concluded trading with a loss of 11 cents at $4.04, with 8,600 stock units, Lasco Financial finished at $5.20, trading 11,263 units. Lasco Manufacturing settled 20 cents higher at $4.20, with 382,421 shares, Main Event ended trading at $7, with 38,000 shares, Paramount Trading finished trading with a loss of 24 cents at $2.76, with just 1,000 stock units changing hands, Stationery and Office closed with a loss of 30 cents at $8.50, with 36,389 units and tTech concluded trading with a loss of 50 cents to $6, after 67,564 shares changed hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Key Insurance dominates Junior Market – Thursday

Trading on the Junior Market closed on Thursday with 7,377,691 units valued at $23,298,507, down sharply from 17,217,639 units trading on Tuesday valued at $87,073,568 changing hands.
Key Insurance was the dominant traded with 5,228,000 units leading to a fall in the price to a new 52 weeks’ low and Caribbean Flavours closed trading at a 52 weeks’ low as well.
A total of 25 securities traded, similar to that on Tuesday, with the market Index rising 20.44 points to close at 2,940.08. At the close of market activities, the prices of 5 securities advanced, 9 declined and 11 remained unchanged.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
Market activity ended with an average of 295,108 units for an average of $931,940 in contrast to 688,706 units for an average of $3,482,943 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 177,711 units with an average value of $910,702 and previously 182,941 units with an average value of $909,255. April closed with an average of 121,622 units at $506,803, for each security traded.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended at $2, with 34,651 stock units, Blue Power concluded trading $7 higher at $37, with 3,000 units, CAC 2000 jumped 99 cents to $8.99, with 16,783 shares, Caribbean Flavours fell $1.30 to end at a 52 weeks’ low of $9.70, with 1,000 stock units changing hands, Caribbean Producers finished trading at $5.25, with 3,100 units. Consolidated Bakeries closed at $1.80, with 37,274 shares, Derrimon Trading concluded trading at $9.15, with 8,000 shares, Dolphin Cove finished at $17.50, with 2,100 stock units, Elite Diagnostic settled 5 cents higher at $3.15, with 331,841 units. Eppley ended trading at $10.18, with 155 shares, Express Catering traded with a loss of 13 cents at $5.90, with 38,434 shares, FosRich Group finished trading at $2.49, with 126,937 shares, General Accident closed 5 cents higher at $3.45, with 10,000 stock units. GWest Corporation ended at $2.10, with 80,400 units, Honey Bun concluded trading with a loss of 2 cents at $4.63, with 1,500 shares, Iron Rock finished with a rise of 2 cents at $3.07, trading 30,000 shares, Jetcon Corporation traded with a loss of 10 cents at $4, with 1,018,125 units. Key Insurance finished trading with a loss of 50 cents at a 52 weeks’ low of $2.75, with 5,228,000 shares, Knutsford Express ended at $12, with 5,109 shares, Lasco Distributors concluded trading with a loss of 5 cents at $4.15, with 239,600 stock units, Lasco Financial lost 16 cents to finish at $5.20, with 18,100 units. Lasco Manufacturing settled at $4, with 83,488 shares, Main Event ended trading at $7, with 6,021 shares, Paramount Trading closed with a loss of 10 cents at $3, exchanging 45,846 stock units and Stationery and Office closed down 15 cents at $8.80, after 8,227 units changed hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Carib Producers dominates Junior trades – Tuesday

Caribbean Producers traded the largest block of shares on Tuesday.

Caribbean Producers traded 14.96 million of 17,217,639 units trading on Tuesday and resulted in $87,073,568 changing hands and compares to 4,133,311 units valued at $30,002,574 trading on Monday.
The Junior Market closed on Tuesday with 25 securities trading, up from 21 on Monday with the market Index declining 2.51 points to close at 2,919.64. At the close of market activities, the prices of 9 securities advanced, 6 declined and 10 remained unchanged.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
Market activity ended with an average of 688,706 units for an average of $3,482,943 in contrast to 165,332 units for an average of $1,200,103 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 182,941 units with an average value of $909,255 and previously 145,970 units with an average value of $721,120. April closed with an average of 121,622 units at $506,803, for each security traded.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended at $2, with 26,280 stock units, CAC 2000 finished with a loss of 50 cents at $8, in trading 500 shares, Cargo Handlers settled at $9.70, with 4,471 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cream ended trading 11 cents higher at $5.01, with 1,500 shares, Caribbean Producers (CPJ) finished trading at $5.25, with 14,960,000 units changing hands. There were three main blocks of CPJ shares making up the total trade, and includes 2.33 million units, 3 million units and 8.63 million units. Consolidated Bakeries closed with a loss of 9 cents at $1.80, in trading 100,000 shares, Derrimon Trading rose 40 cents to $9.15, with 3,166 shares, Elite Diagnostic settled with a loss of 5 cents at $3.10 and the trading of 154,745 units, Eppley ended trading $2.04 higher at $10.18, with 169,807 shares. Express Catering traded 39,809 shares and gained 21 cents to end at $6.03, FosRich Group finished trading at $2.49 after rising 4 cents, with 61,700 shares, General Accident closed at $3.40, with 25,000 stock units, GWest Corporation ended at $2.10, with 36,500 units. Honey Bun concluded trading with a loss of 5 cents at $4.65, exchanging 7,702 shares, Jamaican Teas rose 34 cents to $4.34, with 5,962 stock units, Jetcon Corporation traded with a loss of 15 cents at $4.10, with 27,857 units, KLE Group closed 5 cents higher at $2.85, with 1,416,905 shares. Knutsford Express ended at $12, with 4,891 shares trading, Lasco Distributors climbed 25 cents to $4.20, with 14,400 stock units, Lasco Financial finished with a loss of 4 cents at $5.36, after trading 15,000 units, Lasco Manufacturing settled at $4, with 2,000 shares. Main Event ended trading at $7, with 64,966 stock units, Medical Disposables traded at $4.60, with 3,761 shares, Stationery and Office ended trading $8.95 with 51,000 shares, changing hands and tTech gained 50 cents to close at $6.50, with 19,717 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

 

Junior Market rallies – Monday

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Dolphin Cove jumped $2.50 on small volume.

The Junior Market Index recovered 28.20 of 57.86 points lost on Friday, to close at 2,922.15 on Monday with 25 securities trading, up from 21 on Friday.
The market closed with an exchange of 4,133,311 units valued at $30,002,574 compared to 8,143,897 units valued at $45,872,386 on Friday. At the close of market activities, the prices of 7 securities advanced, 8 declined and 10 remained unchanged.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 4 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
Market activity ended with an average of 165,332 units for an average of $1,200,103 in contrast to 387,805 units for an average of $2,184,399 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 145,970 units with an average value of $721,120 and previously 200,883 units with an average value of $683,346. April closed with an average of 121,622 units at $506,803, for each security traded.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended at $2, with 29,641 stock units, Caribbean Cream ended trading 10 cents higher at $4.90, with 5,000 shares, Caribbean Flavours traded with a loss of 1 cent at $11, exchanging 6,000 stock units, Caribbean Producers finished trading at $5.25, with 30,064 units, Derrimon Trading concluded trading at $8.75, with 3,000,000 shares. Dolphin Cove finished $2.50 higher at $17.50, but only 100 stock units changed hands, Elite Diagnostic settled at $3.15, with 32,894 units, Express Catering traded with a loss of 23 cents at $5.82, with 1,000 shares, FosRich Group gained 11 cents to end at $2.45, with 464,331 shares. General Accident closed with a loss of 1 cent at $3.40 after 18,463 stock units changed hands, GWest Corporation ended at $2.10, with 79,500 units, Honey Bun concluded trading at $4.70, with 1,300 shares, Jamaican Teas fell 55 cents to $4, trading 46,118 stock units. Jetcon Corporation traded 15 cents higher at $4.25, with 81,420 units, Key Insurance finished trading with a loss of 35 cents at $3.25, in the exchange of 58,397 shares, KLE Group closed at $2.80, with 155,000 shares, Knutsford Express traded 1,000 shares at $12. Lasco Distributors concluded trading with a loss of 7 cents at $3.95, exchanging 14,080 stock units, Lasco Financial dropped 59 cents to $5.40, with 6,838 units, Lasco Manufacturing settled 10 cents higher at $4, exchanging 13,200 shares, Main Event ended trading at $7, with 5,500 shares. Medical Disposables traded 10 cents higher at $4.60, with 12,674 shares, Paramount Trading ended 35 cents higher at $3.10, with 14,054 stock units, Stationery and Office closed with a loss of 5 cents at $8.95, with 48,678 units and tTech concluded trading at $6, with 8,059 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

 

Junior Market drops sharply – Wednesday

SOS listed in August 2017 and has gained 350% when it closed at a all-time high of $9 on Wednesday.

The Junior Market Index dropped sharply by 41.26 points to close at 2,911.86 in trading on 21 securities changing hands the same number as on Tuesday.
The market closed with an exchange of 4,267,590 units valued at $17,190,562, compared to 1,429,313 units valued at $7,069,102 on Tuesday.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 6 securities advanced, 8 declined and 7 remained unchanged.
Market activity ended with Stationery and Office closing at a new high of $9 with a mere 100 shares trading, but there are only two offers on the board, 8,900 units at $9 and a mere 300 units at $27. At the same time, there are 9 bids between $7 and $8 to buy 340,000 units. With this development, a classic case is being set up for a stock split to create more liquidity for trading.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 4 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 7 with lower offers.
Market activity ended with an average of 203,219 units for an average of $818,598 in contrast to 68,063 units for an average of $336,624 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 122,282 units with an average value of $558,032 and previously 115,694 units with an average value of $536,823. April closed with an average of 121,622 units at $506,803, for each security traded.
At the close of the market, Access Financial closed with a loss of $1 at $49, trading 220 shares, Blue Power concluded trading at $30, with 680 units, Caribbean Cream ended trading at $4.80, with 6,700 shares, Consolidated Bakeries closed at $1.90, with 1,200 shares, Elite Diagnostic settled at $3.25, with 39,249 units. Express Catering traded 2 cents higher at $5.63, with 61,595 shares, FosRich Group finished trading 4 cents higher at $2.35, with 5,000 shares, General Accident closed with a loss of 3 cents at $3.47, with 51,100 stock units, Honey Bun concluded trading with a loss of 1 cent at $4.69, after exchanging 4,700 shares. Iron Rock finished at $2.95, with 28,284 shares, Jamaican Teas ended trading 5 cents higher at $4.55, with 4,400 stock units, Key Insurance finished trading with a loss of 40 cents at $3.60, with 5,000 shares, KLE Group closed 30 cents higher at $2.80, with 2,000 shares. Knutsford Express ended at $12, with 5,700 shares, Lasco Distributors concluded trading with a loss of 30 cents at $4.05, with 33,920 stock units, Lasco Financial finished with a loss of 4 cents at $5.40, with 19,583 units, Lasco Manufacturing settled with a loss of 4 cents at $4.05, with 3,882,379 shares. Medical Disposables traded at $5, with 47,000 shares, Paramount Trading finished trading with a loss of 1 cent at $3, with 46,980 stock units, Stationery and Office closed $1.45 higher at $9, with 100 units and tTech concluded trading 11 cents higher at $5.98, with 21,800 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Junior Market in strong gains – Tuesday

Stationery and Office Supplies traded at a new high on Tuesday.

The Junior Market Index jumped sharply by 37.33 points to close at 2,953.12 in trading on 21 securities changing hands compared to 23 on Monday.
At the close of the market there was the exchange of 1,429,313 units valued at $7,069,102 compared to 9,045,733 units valued at $53,607,772 changing hands on Monday.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 10 securities advanced, 5 declined and 6 remained unchanged leading.
Market activity ended with Stationery and Office closing at a new high of $7.55 after trading at an intraday high of $8 as investors continue to respond positively to the release of strong gains in first quarter profit.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
Market activity ended with an average of 68,063 units for an average of $336,624 in contrast to 393,293 units for an average of $2,330,773 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 115,694 units with an average value of $536,823 and previously 119,914 units with an average value of $554,562. April closed with an average of 121,622 units at $506,803, for each security traded.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended at $2, with 6,851 stock units, Blue Power concluded trading at $30, with 1,320 units, Cargo Handlers settled 9 cents higher at $9.84, with 5,480 shares, Caribbean Cream ended trading at $4.80, with 17,500 shares, Caribbean Producers finished trading with a loss of 26 cents at $5.29, with 547,035 units. Consolidated Bakeries closed 5 cents higher at $1.90, with 50,000 shares, Derrimon Trading concluded trading with a loss of 14 cents at $9.50, with 13,509 shares, Elite Diagnostic settled 5 cents higher at $3.25, with 135,689 units, Express Catering traded with a loss of 4 cents at $5.61, with 424,840 shares. FosRich Group finished trading 1 cent higher at $2.31, with 7,787 shares, Honey Bun concluded trading with a loss of 10 cents at $4.70, with 3,623 shares, Jetcon Corporation traded 2 cents higher at $4.20, with 1,753 units, KLE Group closed 15 cents higher at $2.50, with 27,499 shares. Lasco Distributors concluded trading 35 cents higher at $4.35, with 10,995 stock units, Lasco Financial finished at $5.44, with 297 units, Lasco Manufacturing settled 19 cents higher at $4.09, with 2,345 shares, Main Event ended trading 16 cents higher at $6.95, with 5,115 shares. Medical Disposables traded at $5, with 10,614 shares, Paramount Trading finished trading with a loss of 9 cents at $3.01, with 116,966 stock units and Stationery and Office closed 5 cents higher at $7.55, with 25,095 units. In the junior market preference segment, Eppley 8.75% settled at $6, with 15,000 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Trading up sharply on Junior Market – Friday

Stationery & Office Supplies hit new high after posting good Q1 results.

Trading picked up on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended trading on Friday with 30 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 2,909,045 units valued at $13,268,308.
On Thursday 22 securities traded, resulting in 1,858,849 units valued at $9,781,521 changing hands.
Price changes were high with declining narrowly out pacing advancing ones. At the close of market activities on Friday, the prices of 10 securities advanced, 12 declined and 8 remained unchanged leading the Junior Market Index to advance 6.38 points to close at 2,924.07.
Market activity ended with Stationery and Office jumping to new high of $7.50 following the release of strong gains in first quarter profit, with earnings per share rising 70 percent to 17 cents.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 4 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and only 1 with a lower offer.
Market activity ended with an average of 96,968 units for an average of $442,277 in contrast to 84,493 units for an average of $444,615 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 90,532 units with an average value of $363,661 and previously 89,483 units with an average value of $350,843. April closed with an average of 121,622 units at $506,803, for each security traded.
At the close of the market, Access Financial closed at $47.20, with 3,980 shares traded, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 2 cents at $2, with 15,202 stock units, Blue Power concluded trading at $30, with 140 units, CAC 2000 finished with a loss of 1 cent at $8, in the trading of 400 shares, Cargo Handlers settled with a loss of 10 cents at $9.75, with 1,000 shares. Caribbean Cream ended trading 10 cents higher at $4.80, with 500 shares, Caribbean Producers finished trading with a loss of 35 cents at $5.60, with 500,787 units, Consolidated Bakeries closed with a loss of 10 cents at $1.85, with 10,000 shares, C2W Music ended at 45 cents, with 43,154 shares. Derrimon Trading lost 11 cents to close at $9.64, with 38,768 shares, Dolphin Cove finished with a loss of $2.55 at $14.45, with 2,963 stock units, Elite Diagnostic settled at $3.26, with 50,456 units, Eppley ended trading with a loss of $1.06 at $8.14, with 1,000 shares. Express Catering traded with a loss of 1 cent at $5.64, with 22,300 shares, FosRich Group finished trading 5 cents higher at $2.40, with 191,345 shares, General Accident closed 14 cents higher at $3.38, with 12,890 stock units, Honey Bun rose 1 cent to $4.61, with 84,690 shares. Jamaican Teas ended trading at $4.50, with 40,039 stock units, Jetcon Corporation traded 10 cents higher at $4.10, with 863 units, Key Insurance finished trading after rising 60 cents to end at $4, with 3,000 shares, Knutsford Express ended 50 cents higher at $13, with 6,804 shares. Lasco Distributors concluded trading with a loss of 9 cents at $4.16, with 37,722 stock units, Lasco Financial finished with a loss of 5 cents at $5.45, with 36,739 units, Lasco Manufacturing settled 5 cents higher at $3.95, with 1,213,202 shares, Main Event ended trading at $7, with 195,584 shares. Paramount Trading finished trading 39 cents higher at $3.10, with 204,316 stock units, Stationery and Office rose 50 cents to a new high of $7.50, with 102,027 units changing hands and tTech concluded trading with a loss of 13 cents at $5.87, in exchanging 13,654 shares.
In the junior market preference segment, Derrimon Trading 9% concluded trading at $1.90, with 27,020 units and Eppley 8.75% ended trading at $6, with 48,500 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Junior Market set for a bounce on Thursday

The Junior Market Index rose just 4.89 points to close at 2,933.14, trading just 19 securities but the closing bids and offers suggest that the market could enjoy a bigger bounce on Thursday.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
Trading ended on Wednesday, with the prices of 5 securities gaining, 4 declining while 10 remained unchanged.
At the close of market activities, 1,096,815 units valued at $3,914,766 changed hands in contrast to Tuesday, when 27 securities and 1,399,513 units valued at $6,305,138 were traded.
Market activity ended with an average of 57,727 units for an average of $206,040 in contrast to 51,834 units for an average of $233,524 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 90,161 units with an average value of $338,109 and previously 94,470 units with an average value of $355,656. April closed with an average of 121,622 units at $506,803, for each security traded.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended at $2, trading 9,500 stock units, Blue Power concluded trading at $30, with 900 units, CAC 2000 finished at $8.01, with 200 shares, Cargo Handlers settled at $9.85, with 861 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cream ended trading 5 cents higher at $4.70, with 29,800 shares. Derrimon Trading lost of 70 cents to end at $9.45, with 10,547 shares, Elite Diagnostic settled at $3.25, with 35,042 units, Express Catering traded 69,261 shares and closed at $5.65, FosRich Group finished trading with a loss of 5 cents at $2.30, with 197,230 shares. GWest Corporation ended at $2.30, with 30,671 units, ISP Finance settled at $18, with 1,400 shares, Jamaican Teas ended trading with a loss of 50 cents at $4.50, as 4,112 stock units changed hands, Jetcon Corporation closed at $4, with 9,814 units. Key Insurance finished trading with a loss of 50 cents at $3.40, exchanging 286,042 shares, KLE Group closed 25 cents higher at $2.50, with 201,200 shares, Lasco Distributors concluded trading at $4.311 after declining 1 cent, with 140,266 stock units, Lasco Financial finished with a loss of 2 cents at $5.50, trading 38,789 units and Lasco Manufacturing settled 5 cents higher at $4, with 1,180 shares. In the junior market preference segment, Eppley 8.75% settled at $6, with 30,000 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Junior Market drops – Monday

GWest dropped to an all-time low of Monday of $2.35.

The Junior Market Index declined 35.85 points to close at 2,932.68 in trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Monday with 22 securities changing hands, compared to 26 on Friday.
At the close of market activities 806,611 units valued at $3,430,741 were exchanged, compared to 1,252,974 units valued at $5,418,449, on Friday. Trading ended with the prices of 6 securities advancing, 12 declining while 4 remained unchanged.
Market activity ended with an average of 36,664 units for an average of $155,943 in contrast to 48,191 units for an average of $208,402 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 104,394 units with an average value of $384,083 and previously 120,246 units with an average value of $437,478. April closed with an average of 121,622 units at $506,803, for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 4 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
At the close of the market AMG Packaging ended 6 cents higher at $2, with 1,500 stock units trading, Blue Power concluded trading at $30, with 100 units, Cargo Handlers settled with a loss of 15 cents at $9.85, with 6,247 shares, Caribbean Producers finished trading with a loss of 21 cents at $5.29, with 1,600 units changing hands, Consolidated Bakeries closed with a loss of 20 cents at $1.85, with 123,000 shares. Elite Diagnostic settled at $3.25, with 76,190 units, Eppley ended trading 2 cents higher at $9.22, with 55,000 shares, Express Catering traded 1 cent higher at $5.51, with 3,523 shares, FosRich Group finished trading with a loss of 1 cent at $2.49, with 3,349 shares. General Accident closed with a loss of 5 cents at $3.15, trading 5,637 stock units, GWest Corporation ended with a loss of 5 cents at a 52 weeks’ low of $2.35, while exchanging 22,537 units, Honey Bun concluded trading at $4.80, with 1,006 shares, Jamaican Teas ended trading with a loss of 55 cents at $4.45, with 100,409 stock units. Jetcon Corporation traded with a loss of 9 cents at $4, with 173,947 units, after trading at a 52 weeks’ low of $3.50, KLE Group closed 5 cents higher at $2.50, with 6,204 shares, Lasco Distributors concluded trading with a loss of 2 cents at $4.28, with 98,131 stock units, Lasco Financial finished at $5.55, with 78,200 units. Lasco Manufacturing settled with a loss of 11 cents at $3.74, with 29,470 shares, Main Event ended trading 21 cents higher at $7, with 11,500 shares, Paramount Trading finished trading with a loss of 30 cents at $2.70, with 2,000 stock units, Stationery and Office closed 15 cents higher at $6.20, with 6,091 units and tTech concluded trading with a loss of 3 cents at $5.72, with 970 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Modest gains for Junior Market – Friday

Blue Power in big drop to close at $30.

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Friday with 26 securities changing hands, compared to 25 on Thursday.
At the close of market activities 1,252,974 units valued at $5,418,449 were exchanged, compared to 3,622,077 units valued at $8,835,894, on Thursday. Trading ended with the prices of 8 securities advancing, 7 declining and 11 remained unchanged and the Junior Market Index advanced by 9.51 points to close at 2,968.53.
Market activity ended with an average of 48,191 units for an average of $208,402 in contrast to 144,883 units for an average of $353,436 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 120,246 units with an average value of $437,478 and previously 147,796 units with an average value of $529,433. April closed with an average of 121,622 units at $506,803, for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 3 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Blue Power concluded trading with a drop of $6.85 cents to a 52 weeks’ low of $30, with 1,859 units, Cargo Handlers settled at $10, with 2,217 shares, Caribbean Cream ended trading at $4.61, with 2,200 shares, Caribbean Producers finished trading 20 cents higher at $5.50, with 124,930 units, Dolphin Cove finished at $17, with 2,755 stock units. Elite Diagnostic settled at $3.25, with 53,409 units, Eppley ended trading with a loss of 30 cents at $9.20, with 73,571 shares, Express Catering traded with a loss of 50 cents at $5.50, with 37,300 shares, FosRich Group finished trading 5 cents higher at $2.50, with 53,467 shares. General Accident closed 20 cents higher at $3.20, with 500,363 stock units, GWest Corporation ended at $2.40, with 28,513 units, Honey Bun concluded trading 20 cents higher at $4.80, with 10,000 shares, ISP Finance settled 80 cents higher at $18, with 1,000 shares. Jamaican Teas ended trading at $5, with 39,880 stock units, Jetcon Corporation traded with a loss of 4 cents at $4.09, with 14,500 units, Key Insurance finished trading at $3.90, with 10,000 shares, Knutsford Express ended 43 cents higher at $13.90, with 5,290 shares. Lasco Distributors concluded trading 10 cents higher at $4.30, with 87,570 stock units, Lasco Financial finished at $5.55, with 24,986 units, Lasco Manufacturing settled 10 cents higher at $3.85, with 9,140 shares, Main Event ended trading with a loss of 46 cents at $6.79, with 8,560 shares. Paramount Trading finished trading with a loss of 10 cents at $3, with 70,851 stock units, Stationery and Office closed with a loss of 15 cents at $6.05, with 10,346 units and tTech concluded trading at $5.75, with 29,327 shares. In the junior market preference segment, Derrimon Trading 9% ended at $2, with 2,390 stock units, Eppley 8.75% concluded trading at $6, with 48,550 units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.