Sharp rise in Junior Market index – Monday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market index jumped sharply by 46.18 points to close at 3,118.75 on Monday as advancing stocks outpaced declining stocks by a ratio of 3 to 2.
The day’s gain brings to 11 the number of times the index recorded gained for May with just 3 days of declines.
At the close of market activities, 26 securities changed hands, compared to 25 on Friday and resulted in prices of 11 securities rising, 7 declining and 8 remaining unchanged.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
Market activity led to an exchange of 1,462,465 units valued at $6,385,186 compared to 1,770,415 units valued at $8,192,998 on Friday. The average trade for the day amounts to 56,249 units for $245,584 each, in contrast to 70,817 units for an average of $327,720 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 56,984 units for an average of $243,157 and previously, 56,984 units for an average of $243,157. In contrast, April closed with an average of 87,963 units valued $317,267 for each security traded.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended at $2.10, with 23,718 stock units crossing the exchange, Blue Power concluded trading with 8,387 units at $4.40, Caribbean Cream ended trading of just 100 shares, with a loss of 10 cents at $5.90, Caribbean Producers rose 10 cents to $4.90, with 4,953 units changing hands. Consolidated Bakeries closed at $1.80, after exchanging of 211,500 shares, Derrimon Trading closed at $3, with 22,800 shares changing hands, Everything Fresh finished with a loss of 8 cents at $1.45, with 10,800 stock units crossing the exchange, Elite Diagnostic ended trading of 100,548 shares with a loss of 65 cents to close at $3.35. Express Catering traded 35,183 shares and rose 10 cents to $7.10, FosRich Group finished trading 498,363 shares, with a loss of 25 cents at $4.75, Fontana closed at $4.55, with 118,747 stock units changing hands, General Accident gained 50 cents to end at $4.50, with an exchange of 25,000 units. GWest Corporation concluded trading of 5,000 shares for 6 cents higher at $1.45, Honey Bun finished with a loss of 49 cents at $4.50, with 25,090 shares crossing the exchange, iCreate settled at 85 cents trading 28,733 shares, Indies Pharma traded 61,820 stock units with a loss of 3 cents to end at $3.15. ISP Finance jumped $3.50 to $19.50, trading a mere 343 shares, Jamaican Teas  closed 45 cents higher at $4.10, with 15,500 shares crossing the exchange, Jetcon Corporation  ended 2 cents higher at $1.82, in exchanging 20,100 shares, Knutsford Express settled at $12.50, with 1,957 shares crossing the exchange. Lasco Distributors  ended trading of 37,739 shares at $3.80,  Lasco Financial  exchanged 53,699 shares, 19 cents higher at $4.70, Lasco Manufacturing  finished trading 10,150 stock units and rose 6 cents higher to $3.40, Main Event closed 44 cents higher at $5.50, with an exchange of 1,209 units. Stationery and Office settled with a loss of 49 cents at $9, with 140,452 stock units changing hands and tTech traded 574 shares and rose 30 cents to end at $5.60.

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

Junior Market running streak snaps – Friday

Elite Diagnostics closed at a new high of $4 on the Junior Market on Friday.

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market index fell, for the second day in 9 trading sessions, by 33.01 points to close at 3,072.57 on Friday, but the IC bid-offer Indicator points to positive trading on Monday.
The day’s gain brings to 7 the number of times the index gained out of the last 9 trading sessions.
At the close of market activities, 25 securities changed hands, compared to 26 on Thursday and resulted in prices of 8 securities rising, 11 declining and 2 remaining unchanged.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
Market activity led to an exchange of 1,770,415 units valued at $8,192,998 compared to 1,481,572 units valued at $6,322,070 on Thursday. The average traded for the day is 70,817 units at $327,720 for each security, in contrast to 56,984 units for an average of $243,157 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 78,752 units valued at $300,739 and previously, 79,372 units valued at $298,631. In contrast, April closed with an average of 87,963 units valued $317,267 for each security traded.
At the close of the market, Access Financial closed $3 higher at $48, with an exchange of 3,010 shares, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 5 cents at $2.10, with 7,200 stock units changing hands, Caribbean Flavours traded 9,579 stock units and rose 50 cents to close at $17. Caribbean Producers finished trading 243,930 units with a loss of 10 cents to end at $4.80, Derrimon Trading ended 15 cents higher at $3, with an exchange of 88,950 shares, Dolphin Cove concluded trading of 101,844 shares and rose by 5 cents to close at $12.05, Everything Fresh settled at $1.53, with 78,014 units changing hands. Elite Diagnostic ended trading 154,178 shares and gained 50 cents to close at  but only after peaking at an all-time high of $5.01a 52 weeks’ high of $4. Express Catering traded 76,434 shares and rose by 10 cents to $7, FosRich Group finished trading 58,012 shares at $5, Fontana closed at $4.55, with an exchange of 106,972 stock units, General Accident ended with a loss of 10 cents at $4, with 168,823 units changing hands. Honey Bun finished 99 cents higher at $4.99, with an exchange of 39,250 shares, iCreate settled at $0.85, with an exchange of 39,000 shares, Indies Pharma ended trading 388,224 stock units, with a loss of 12 cents to end at $3.18, ISP Finance jumped $3.50 to $16, in trading 1,000 shares. Jamaican Teas  closed with a loss of 55 cents at $3.65, with an exchange of 17,000 shares, Jetcon Corporation  ended with a loss of 60 cents at 52 weeks’ low of $1.80, with 5,300 shares changing hands, Lasco Distributors  ended trading of 62,004 shares with a loss of 10 cents to close at $3.80. Lasco Financial  fell 9 cents to close at $4.51, with 35,492 shares traded, Lasco Manufacturing  finished trading 6,826 stock units with a loss of 16 cents to close at $3.34, Medical Disposables  ended at $6.85, with 1,400 shares crossing through the exchange. Paramount Trading  concluded trading at $2.10, with 3,750 shares, Stationery and Office  settled with a loss of 21 cents at $9.49, with 70,523 stock units changing hands and tTech traded with a loss of 60 cents at $5.30, with an exchange of 3,700 shares.

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

Falling Junior Market stocks dominate

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Wednesday in an exchange of 1,527,469 units valued at $5,859,798, compared to 1,508,027 units valued at $8,243,329 on Tuesday.
At the close of market activities, 28 securities changed hands, compared to 27 on Tuesday. Trading resulted in prices of 9 securities rising, 12 declining and 7 remaining unchanged. The Junior Market index climbed 18.73 points to 3,089.22.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 8 with lower offers.
Trading ended with an average of 54,552 units for an average of $209,278 in contrast to 55,853 units for an average of $305,308 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 81,351 units valued at $303,536 and previously, 84,172 units valued at $313,458. In contrast, April closed with an average of 87,963 units valued $317,267 for each security traded.
At the close of the market, Blue Power concluded trading of 5,300 units with a loss of 30 cents at $4.40, Cargo Handlers lost 75 cents in closing at $10, with an exchange of just 300 shares, Caribbean Producers finished trading with 38,112 units, and fell 15 cents to end at $4.75. Consolidated Bakeries closed at $1.80, in trading 1,300 shares, Derrimon Trading ended 31 cents higher at $2.81, while exchanging 244,762 shares, Dolphin Cove concluded trading of 756 shares, with a loss of 5 cents in closing at $12, Everything Fresh settled with a loss of 7 cents at $1.53, with 180,495 units changing hands. Elite Diagnostic ended trading with 111,323 shares and rose 16 cents higher to $3.16, Express Catering traded 56,263 shares at $7, FosRich Group traded 31,741 shares, at $5, Fontana closed 10 cents higher at $4.60, with 470,171 stock units changing hands. General Accident ended with a loss of 1 cent at $4.49, with 10,000 units traded. GWest Corporation concluded trading with 14,282 shares, after rising 2 cents higher to $1.39, Honey Bun finished with a loss of 25 cents at $3.80, trading 3,948 shares, iCreate settled at 90 cents, with 29,014 shares crossing the exchange, Indies Pharma ended trading 36,600 stock units and rose 10 cents to close at $3.35. Iron Rock traded 116,347 units with a loss of 40 cents in closing at $3.50, Jamaican Teas closed 55 cents higher at $4.10, with an exchange of 24,296 shares, Jetcon Corporation  added 20 cents to close at $2.50, with 500 shares traded, Knutsford Express fell 25 cents to $12.50, trading 1,150 shares. Lasco Distributors ended trading of 29,827 shares, at $3.89,  Lasco Financial  exchanged 6,000 shares, and rose 20 cents to close at $4.70,  Lasco Manufacturing  finished trading 3,260 stock units after falling 26 cents to end at $3.34, Main Event closed with a loss of 50 cents at $5, with 8,129 units changing hands. Medical Disposables ended at $6.85, while exchanging 2,000 shares, SSL Venture Capital finished with a loss of 9 cents at $1.61, with 28,000 shares traded and Stationery and Office settled at $8.50 with an exchange of 72,193 stock units. In the junior market preference segment, Derrimon Trading ended 10 cents higher at $2, with 1,400 stock units changing hands.

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

Falling Junior Markets stocks batter others

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FosRich traded at an all-time high of $5 on Tuesday.

Junior Market climbed higher – Tuesday the market index falling climbed 27.93 points to 3,070.49 as declining stocks outnumbered rising ones.
Trading ended with 27 securities changing hands, leading to an exchange of 1,508,027 units valued at $8,243,329 compared to 931,633 units valued at $3,535,850 from 28 securities on Monday.  Prices of 8 securities advanced, 14 declined and 6 remained unchanged
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 6 with lower offers.
Trading ended with an average of 55,853 units for an average of $305,308 in contrast to 33,273 units for an average of $126,280 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 84,172 units valued at $313,458 and previously, 87,372 units valued at $314,379. In contrast, April closed with an average of 87,963 units valued $317,267 for each security traded.
At the close of the market, Access Financial closed at $45, with an exchange of 7,703 shares, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 4 cents at $1.85 as 25,221 stock units changed hands, Blue Power concluded trading of 94,155 units and rose 10 cents to $4.70. Cargo Handlers settled with a loss of 20 cents at $10.75, after trading 188 shares, Caribbean Cream ended trading of 1,500 shares and gained 73 cents to close at $6, Caribbean Flavours climbed 50 cents higher to $16.50, with an exchange of 6,000 stock units, Caribbean Producers finished trading 13,368 units, with a loss of 9 cents at $4.90. Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 18 cents at $2.50, with 16,500 shares changing hands, Dolphin Cove concluded trading with 1,425 shares at $12.05, Everything Fresh settled with a loss of 2 cents at $1.60, after trading 21,040 units, Express Catering traded 309,083 shares with a loss of 29 cents to close at $7. FosRich Group jumped to a new closing high of $5 after rising 33 cents with 74,653 shares trading. Fontana closed with a loss of 30 cents at $4.50, with 262,762 stock units trading, General Accident ended with a loss of 39 cents at $4.50, with an exchange of 1,180 units, GWest Corporation concluded trading with 35,000 shares after rising 2 cents to $1.37, Honey Bun finished at $4.05, with 3,000 shares trading. Indies Pharma ended trading 37,882 stock units with a loss of 9 cents at $3.25, Jamaican Teas  lost 65 cents in closing at $3.55, trading 114,500 shares, Jetcon Corporation  ended at $2.30, with 109,780 shares changing hands, Knutsford Express  settled with a loss of 25 cents at $12.75, in trading 9,170 shares. Lasco Distributors  ended trading 30,777 shares, at $3.89,  Lasco Financial  traded 6,725 shares with a loss of 50 cents at $4.50,  Lasco Manufacturing  finished trading 55,165 stock units and rose 10 cents to settle at $3.60,  Main Event  closed with a loss of 10 cents at $5.50, in exchanging 2,000 units. Paramount Trading  concluded trading of 400 shares at $2.10, investors acted strongly to a 30 percent rise in the profit of Stationery and Office by driving the price up by $1.49 to close at $8.50 with 198,850 stock units changing hands and tTech traded 70,000 shares 9 cents higher at $6.19.

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

Junior Market climbed higher – Monday

Fontana ended at a record close of $4.80.

Trading levels dropped on the Junior Market on Monday with the number of securities falling compared to Friday.
Trading volume fell 47 percent and the value traded fell 63 percent from Friday’s levels,
ending with 28 securities changing hands and an exchange of 931,633 units valued at $3,535,851, compared to trading of 32 securities and 1,771,092 units valued at $9,457,886, on Friday.
Although, trading levels declined, the market climbed 23.23 points to 3,098.42 as the prices of 11 securities advanced, 9 declined and 8 remained unchanged.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 3 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
Trading ended with an average of 33,273 units for an average of $126,280 in contrast to 55,347 units for an average of $295,559 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 87,372 units valued at $314,379 and previously, 94,551 units valued at $339,340. In contrast, April closed with an average of 87,963 units valued $317,267 for each security traded.
At the close of the market, Access Financial closed $1 higher at $45, with 620 shares traded, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 1 cent at $1.89, with an exchange of 26,107 stock units, Blue Power concluded trading of 2,100 units, at $4.60, Caribbean Flavours declined by 50 cents, to close at $16, with 770 stock units changing hands. Caribbean Producers finished trading 3,020 units and rose 39 cents to $4.99, Consolidated Bakeries closed at $1.80, with an exchange of 2,850 shares, Derrimon Trading ended at $2.68, in exchanging 17,732 shares, Everything Fresh settled 2 cents higher at $1.62, with 48,759 units changing hands. Express Catering traded 8,114 shares and rose 13 cents, to end at $7.29, FosRich Group finished trading 21,724 shares and gained 27 cents to a new closing high of $4.67, Fontana closed 30 cents higher at a new closing high of $4.80, with an exchange of 200,841 stock units. General Accident jumped 87 cents higher to $4.89, with 5,100 units changing hands, GWest Corporation concluded trading of 34,500 shares, with a loss of 4 cents at $1.35, Honey Bun finished with a loss of 5 cents at $4.05, with an exchange of 47,710 shares, iCreate settled at 90 cents, with 2,500 shares trading. Indies Pharma ended trading 281,171 stock units after adding 14 cents in closing at $3.34, Jamaican Teas closed 10 cents higher at $4.20, with 1,898 shares changing hands, Jetcon Corporation  ended with a loss of 18 cents at $2.30, with 8,088 shares crossing the exchange, but traded earlier, at an intraday 52 weeks’ low of $2.29. Key Insurance  concluded trading with 1,247 stock units, after rising 20 cents to end at $3.90, Lasco Distributors traded 65,399 shares with a loss of 1 cent at $3.89,  Lasco Financial  ended at $5, with 28,300 shares changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing  finished with a loss of 2 cents at $3.50, in trading 15,511 stock units. Main Event closed 60 cents higher at $5.60, with an exchange of 888 units, Paramount Trading  concluded trading with 11,750 shares at $2.10, SSL Venture Capital finished at $1.70, with 2,846 shares passing through the exchange. Stationery and Office settled at $7.01 with 60,158 stock units changing hands and tTech traded with a loss of 10 cents at $6.10, with the trading of 6,300 shares. In the junior market preference segment, Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 8 cents at $1.90, with 25,630 stock units changing hands.

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

Junior Market inched higher – Friday

FosRich traded at an all-time high of $4.99 on Friday.

The Junior Market index to closed just 7.96 points higher at 3,068.50 on Friday, with an increase in the number of securities trading and marginally higher volume and value than on Thursday.
Trading ended with 32 securities changing hands, leading to an exchange of 1,771,092 units valued at $9,457,886, compared to trading of 28 securities leading to 1,831,466 units valued at $7,827,314on Thursday. At the close of market activities, the prices of 16 securities advanced, 11 declined and 5 remained unchanged.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 3 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 6 with lower offers.
Trading ended with an average of 55,347 units for an average of $295,559 in contrast to 65,410 shares for an average of $279,547 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 94,551 units valued at $339,340 and previously, 101,559 units valued at $347,167. In contrast, April closed with an average of 87,963 units valued $317,267 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 2 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 7 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial closed with a rise of 80 cents to $44, with 956 shares traded, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 10 cents at $1.90, with an exchange of 10,000 stock units, Blue Power closed 40 cents higher at $4.60 in trading of 100 units. CAC 2000 jumped 75 cents to $12, with 250 shares changing hands, Cargo Handlers settled at $10.95, with 100 shares trading, Caribbean Cream ended trading of 15,278 shares with a loss of 3 cents at $5.27, Caribbean Flavours traded 7,103 stock units at $16.50, Caribbean Producers finished trading of 14,680 units and lost 1 cent to close at $4.60. Consolidated Bakeries closed with a loss of 5 cents at $1.80, with 6,600 shares crossing the exchange, Derrimon Trading lost 7 cents to end at $2.68, trading 40,082 shares, Dolphin Cove concluded trading of 203,000 shares, at $12.05, Everything Fresh finished 5 cents higher at $1.60, with 324,146 stock units changing hands. Elite Diagnostic ended trading of 42,038 shares with a loss of 1 cent at $3, Express Catering rose 1 cent to $7.16 in trading 4,365 shares, FosRich Group exchanged 14,774 shares to close at $4.40 after trading at an intra-day high of $4.99, Fontana rose 10 cents to $4.50, with 195,988 stock units changing hands. General Accident ended with a loss of 18 cents at $4.02, with an exchange of 130,000 units, Honey Bun finished 5 cents higher at $4.10, in trading 500 shares, iCreate settled 5 cents higher at 90 cent, with 33,000 shares changing hands, Indies Pharma ended trading of 53,782 stock units with a loss of 15 cents at $3.20. Iron Rock exchanged 2,576 units with a gain of 40 cents to $3.90, ISP Finance a lost $1.30 cents to close at $11.20 while trading 78,500 shares with, Jamaican Teas  closed 10 cents higher at $4.10, with an exchange 18,290 shares, Jetcon Corporation ended 18 cents higher at $2.48, in trading 300 shares. Key Insurance  concluded trading of 100 stock units and rose 45 cents higher to $3.70,  Knutsford Express added 5 cents to end at $13, with 5,600 shares changing hands, Lasco Distributors  ended trading of  55,252 shares, at $3.90, Lasco Financial gained 50 to end at $5, with an exchange of 26,163 shares. Lasco Manufacturing traded 14,145 stock units, and closed with a loss of 8 cents at $3.52, Paramount Trading concluded trading of 25,572 shares, and lost 10 cents to close at $2.10, SSL Venture Capital finished 10 cents higher at $1.70, with 1,800 shares changing hands and tTech traded 446,052 shares and led to a 95 cents jump to close at $6.20.

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 to closed just 7.96 points higher at 3,068.50 on Thursday, with an increase in the number of securities trading and marginally higher volume and value than on Wednesday.  
Trading ended with 28 securities changing hands, leading to an exchange of 1,831,466 units valued at $7,827,314, compared to trading of 24 securities leading to 1,734,955 units valued at $7,708,054 on Wednesday.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 9 securities advanced, 9 declined and 10 remained unchanged.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 3 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
Trading ended with an average of 65,410 units for an average of $279,547 in contrast to 72,290 units for an average of $321,169 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 101,559 units valued at $347,167 and previously, 108,262 units valued at $359,706. In contrast, April closed with an average of 87,963 units valued $317,267 for each security traded.
At the close of the market, Access Financial traded 933 shares and closed at $43.20, AMG Packaging ended at $2, with 10,000 stock units trading, Blue Power concluded trading with 209,065 units, leading to a loss of 10 cents at $4.20, Caribbean Cream ended trading 11,753 shares and rose 3 cents higher to $5.30. Caribbean Flavours closed at $16.50, with an exchange of 4,600 stock units, Caribbean Producers exchanged 173,900 units, with a loss of 37 cents to end at $4.61, Consolidated Bakeries closed with a loss of 9 cents at $1.85, with 4,400 shares crossing the exchange, Derrimon Trading ended 5 cents higher at $2.75, trading 4,425 shares. Dolphin Cove concluded trading of 40,000 shares at $12.05, Everything Fresh settled at $1.55 with trading in 6,000 units, Elite Diagnostic ended trading of 1,200 shares, with a loss of 34 cents to close at $3.01, FosRich Group rose 30 cents to $4.40, in exchanging 22,123 shares. Fontana closed with a loss of 30 cents at $4.40, with 183,502 stock units changing hands, General Accident ended with a loss of 29 cents at $4.20, with an exchange of 299,246 units, GWest Corporation ended trading of 10,000 shares and rose 4 cents higher to $1.39, Honey Bun finished 25 cents higher at $4.05, trading 700 shares. iCreate settled at 85 cents, trading 10,000 shares, Iron Rock traded 7,492 units at $3.50, Jamaican Teas closed with a loss of 15 cents at $4, with an exchange of 10,493 shares, Jetcon Corporation  ended at $2.30, with 2,939 shares changing hands. Lasco Distributors  ended trading with 335,790 shares, at $3.90,  Lasco Financial  traded 19,887 shares and rose 10 cents to $4.50,  Lasco Manufacturing  closed with a loss of 4 cents at $3.60, with an exchange of  454,922 stock units, Medical Disposables  ended with a loss of 65 cents at $6.85, with 393 shares trading. Paramount Trading  concluded trading of just 100 shares and rose 16 cents to $2.20, Stationery and Office settled at $7.01, trading 7,000 stock units, Sweet River ended trading with 503 units and rose 2 cents higher to $3.02 and tTech traded a mere 100 shares and rose 10 cents to $5.25.

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

Junior Market trading picks up – Tuesday

Fontana finished the trading of 3.7 million shares to end at a record close of $4.01.

Volume traded on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange surged 275 percent from Monday’s level and leading the market index to gain 14.36 points to close at 3,015.11.
Trading ended with 28 securities changed hands, leading to increased trading of 3,635,699 units valued at $13,729,423, as General Accident traded more than 2.3 million shares, compared to trading of 26 securities on Monday that led to 970,319 units valued at $3,350,642 changing hands.
The market closed with the prices of 13 stocks advancing, 10 declining and 5 remaining unchanged.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 6 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
Trading ended with an average of 129,846 units for an average of $490,337 in contrast to 37,320 units for an average of $128,871 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 115,060 units valued at $366,988 and previously, 110,879 units valued at $332,102. In contrast, April closed with an average of 87,963 units valued $317,267 for each security traded.
At the close of the market,  Access Financial closed 20 cents higher at $43.20, with an exchange of 15,421 shares, AMG Packaging ended at $2, with 24,635 stock units changing hands, Blue Power traded 15,366 with the price rising 30 cents to close at $4.30, Cargo Handlers settled with a loss of 5 cents at $10.95, in trading 15,000 shares. Caribbean Producers declined 5 cents to close at $4.80, while exchanging 27,053 units, Consolidated Bakeries gained 9 cents to close at $1.94, trading 40,000 shares, Derrimon Trading lost 2 cents and ended at $2.70, as 25,411 shares crossed the exchange, Dolphin Cove concluded trading of 54,000 shares to close at $12.05. Elite Diagnostic exchanged 13,335 units after rising 5 cents to end at $3, Everything Fresh finished 10 cents higher at $1.60, with an exchange of 23,367 stock units, Express Catering ended trading of 11,190 shares after rising 55 cents to end at $7.70. Fontana gained 10 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $4.30, with 87,760 shares changing hands. The price hit an all-time high of $4.50, as the supply of the stock has sharply declined, ahead of the release of the company’s March results. FosRich Group exchanged 11,719 shares and rose 5 cents in closing at $4.05, General Accident closed with a loss of 30 cents at $4, after an exchange of 2,303,000 stock units. GWest Corporation ended at $1.35 trading 138,500 units, Honey Bun concluded trading of a mere 200 shares and fell 5 cents to end at $4.15, iCreate closed trading of 417,640 shares with a fall of 8 cents to end at all-time low of 78 cents. Indies Pharma gained 23 cents to close at $3.35, in exchanging 185,468 shares, Jetcon Corporation traded 12,360 shares band declined 20 cents to close at $2.30, Knutsford Express exchanged just 600 shares and lost 5 cents to end at $12.95, Lasco Distributors rose 3 cents to end at $3.89, with 23,874 units changing hands. Lasco Financial  closed with a gain of 15 cents at $4.40, with an exchange of 52,032 shares, Lasco Manufacturing added 5 cents trading 30,200 to close at $3.25, Main Event traded 10,000 and closed at $6, Medical Disposables finished trading 19,000 stock units with a loss of 50 cents at $6.50. Paramount Trading closed at $2.04, with exchange of 23,245 units, SSL Venture Capital ended 10 cents higher at $1.60, while trading of 8,500 shares and tTech loss of 3 cents trading 46,823 shares to close at $5.15.

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

Junior Market pulls back – Monday

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange dropped 24.47 points to 3,000.73 as the volume of stocks trading dropped 77 percent from Friday’s level.
Trading ended with 26 securities changed hands, leading to sharply increased trading of 970,319 units valued at $3,350,642, compared to 4,172,346 units valued at $15,184,488 resulting in trading of 22 securities on Friday.
The market closed with the prices of 7 stocks advancing, 12 declining and 7 remaining unchanged.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
Trading ended with an average of 37,320 units for an average of $128,871 in contrast to 189,652 units for an average of $690,204 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 110,879 units valued at $332,102 and previously 137,077 units valued at $404,485. In contrast, April closed with an average of 87,963 units valued $317,267 for each security traded.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended at $2, with 232,843 stock units changing hands, Blue Power traded 22,871 with the price falling 20 cents to close at $4, Caribbean Flavours traded 3,000 stock units and dropped $4 to close at $16.50, Caribbean Producers declined by 13 cents to close at $4.85, trading with 20,467 units. Consolidated Bakeries lost 15 cents to close at $1.85, while trading 1,000 shares, Derrimon Trading ended at $2.72, as 14,323 shares crossed the exchange, Dolphin Cove concluded trading of 840 shares to close at $12.05, Elite Diagnostic exchanged 2,200 units and declined 10 cents to end at $2.95. Express Catering ended trading of 17,594 shares after losing 55 cents to end at $7.15, FosRich Group exchanged 12,331 shares in closing at $4, Fontana gained 7 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $4.20, with 45,190 shares changing hands, General Accident closed with an increase of 40 cents at $4.30, after an exchange of 253,776 stock units. Honey Bun concluded trading of 48,326 shares and fell 5 cents to end at $4.20, iCreate closed trading of 61,000 shares with a fall of 4 cents to end at 86 cents, Indies Pharma finished with a loss of 3 cents at $3.12, with an exchange of 55,052 shares, Iron Rock settled at $3.90, trading 3,000 shares. Jamaican Teas traded 1,116 units and rose 4 cents at $3.94, Jetcon Corporation traded just 100 shares but rose 20 cents to close at $2.50, Knutsford Express exchanged just 666 shares at $13, Lasco Distributors rose 6 cents to end at $3.86, with 16,483 units changing hands. Lasco Financial closed at $4.25, with an exchange of 91,163 shares, Lasco Manufacturing lost 5 cents trading 38,622 to close at $3.20, Main Event traded 13,516 and rose $1 to close at $6. Paramount Trading lost 43 cents and closed at $2.04, with exchange of 1,600 units, Stationery and Office Supplies lost 10 cents and finished trading 5,900 stock units at $6.75 and tTech rose 38 cents trading 7,340 shares to close at $5.18.

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

Junior Market make gains on Wednesday

Junior Market stock trading.

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange recovered some of the recent losses on Wednesday as advancing stocks outnumbered declining stocks and the volume of trading rose 64 percent.
At the close of market activities, the market index rose 28.68 points to close at 2,970.22 as the prices of 14 securities advanced, 11 declined and 3 remained unchanged as 28 securities changed hands, compared to 24 on Tuesday. Trading resulted in rise in the volume changing hands to 3,326,424 units valued at $12,838,542 compared to 2,022,568 units valued $7,237,526 on Tuesday.
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 3 with lower offers.
Trading ended with an average of 118,801 units for an average of $458,519 in contrast to 84,274 units for an average of $301,564 on Tuesday. In contrast, April closed with an average of 87,963 units valued $317,267 for each security traded.
At the close of the market, Access Financial closed with a loss of 5 cents at $42.50, with an exchange of 20,304 shares, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 23 cents at $2, trading 109,388 stock units, Blue Power concluded trading of 3,200 units, at $4.20. Cargo Handlers settled with a loss of 4 cents at $10.96, after trading 100 shares, Caribbean Producers traded 7,835 units at $4.50, Consolidated Bakeries closed 20 cents higher at $2, with 250,745 shares changing hands.  Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 4 cents at $2.75, with the exchanging of 2,206 shares, Dolphin Cove concluded trading of 3,357 shares with a loss of 33 cents at $11.72, Everything Fresh finished 4 cents higher at $1.52, with 119,546 stock units crossing the exchange. Elite Diagnostic settled 1 cent higher at $2.96, trading 26,229 units, Express Catering ended trading with 7,000 shares and rose 50 cents to end at $7.70, FosRich Group traded with a loss of 9 cents at $3.91, with 1,502,876 shares changing hands, Fontana finished trading 10 cents higher at $4.10, with 994,116 shares. GWest Corporation ended with a loss of 4 cents at $1.31, with an exchange of 1,000 units, iCreate closed trading of 14,231 shares to close at 89 cents. Indies Pharma finished with a loss of 10 cents at $3.15, with 31,715 shares trading, Jamaican Teas traded 6,351 units and rose 44 cents to end at $3.95, Jetcon Corporation finished trading 13,235 shares and gained 18 cents to $2.48. KLE Group ended with a loss of 10 cents at $2.40, with 17,810 shares changing hands, Knutsford Express  concluded trading of 1,200 stock units, with a gain of 99 cents to $12.99, Lasco Distributors  finished 19 cents higher at $3.88, with 9,899 units trading, Lasco Financial  added 20 cents to close at $4.40, with an exchange of 1,500 shares. Lasco Manufacturing  ended trading of 133,000 shares and rose 9 cents to end at $3.18, Main Event fell 30 cents to $5, with 21,943 shares changing hands, Medical Disposables exchanged 20,000 stock units to close at $6.50, Paramount Trading  closed 25 cents higher at $2.50, with 1,300 units passing through the exchange. SSL Venture Capital ended 10 cents higher at $1.60, trading 3,338 shares and tTech settled with a loss of 35 cents at $4.80, with 3,000 stock units changing hands.

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