More Junior stocks rise than fall – Thursday

Caribbean Producers traded 52 weeks’ high on Thursday.

The Junior Market Index declined 15.45 points to close at 2,917.69, as 22 securities traded, with 9 stocks rising, 7 declining while 6 remained unchanged.
Market activity ended with two highs and 2 new lows as Caribbean Producers (CPJ) and Stationery and Office (SOS) jumped to new highs and GWest and Derrimon Trading 9% preference fell to new lows. Investors pushed SOS to new high based on expected good first quarter results while they responded to increased profits at CPJ.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 7 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and only 1 with a lower offer.
At the close of market activities, 1,858,849 units valued at $9,781,521 changed hands in contrast to Wednesday, when 19 securities were traded resulting in 1,096,815 units valued at $3,914,766.
Market activity ended with an average of 84,493 units for an average of $444,615 in contrast to 57,727 units for an average of $206,040 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 89,483 units with an average value of $350,843 and previously 90,161 units with an average value of $338,109. 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 2 cents higher at $2.02, with 783 stock units traded, Caribbean Flavours closed at $12, while exchanging 12,323 stock units, Caribbean Producers finished trading 66 cents higher to a 52 weeks’ high of $5.95, with 154,000 units, Consolidated Bakeries rose 10 cents to $1.95, with 25,000 shares, C2W Music ended at 45 cents, with 83,363 shares. Derrimon Trading concluded trading 30 cents higher at $9.75, with 3,670 shares, Elite Diagnostic inched up by 1 cent at $3.26, with 34,366 units, Eppley ended trading with a loss of 2 cents at $9.20, with 438,296 shares, Express Catering traded at $5.65, with 116,168 shares. FosRich Group finished trading 5 cents higher at $2.35, with 40,874 shares, General Accident closed 9 cents higher at $3.24, with 14,650 stock units, GWest Corporation ended with a loss of 14 cents to end at a an all-time low at $2.16, with 95,500 units, Iron Rock finished at $3, with 400,000 shares. KLE Group closed with a loss of 15 cents at $2.35, with 511 shares, Knutsford Express ended with a loss of 50 cents at $12.50, with 10,000 shares, Lasco Distributors concluded trading with a loss of 6 cents at $4.25, with 51,461 stock units, Lasco Financial finished at $5.50, with 313,128 units. Lasco Manufacturing settled with a loss of 10 cents at $3.90, with 27,000 shares, Main Event ended trading 19 cents higher at $7, with 400 shares, Medical Disposables traded at $5, with 9,000 shares and Stationery and Office climbed by 70 cents to a an all-time high of $7, with 5,376 units. In the junior market preference segment, Derrimon Trading 9% ended with a loss of 10 cents close at an all-time low of $1.90, with 22,980 stock units, 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.

Lower Junior Market trading – Thursday

Derrimon Trading closed at a 52 weeks’ high of $10.50 on Thursday.

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Thursday with 25 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 3,622,077 units valued at $8,835,893 down from 5,405,843 units valued at $23,297,183.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 13 securities advanced, 6 declined and 6 remained unchanged. The Junior Market Index advanced by just 7.05 points to close at 2,959.02.
Market activity ended with an average of 144,883 units for an average of $353,436 in contrast to 40,887 units for an average of $154,734 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 147,796 units with an average value of $529,433 and previously 149,489 units valued at $631,756. 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 5 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended 1 cent higher at $1.94, with 2,728,431 stock units, CAC 2000 finished 55 cents higher at $9, with 5,368 shares, Caribbean Cream ended trading 1 cent higher at $4.61, with 700 shares, Caribbean Flavours traded at $11, with 150 stock units, Caribbean Producers finished trading at $5.30, with 8,483 units. Consolidated Bakeries closed 15 cents higher at $2.05, with 63,656 shares, C2W Music ended 2 cents higher at 45 cents, with 94,087 shares, Derrimon Trading concluded trading 50 cents higher at a 52 weeks’ high of $10.50, with 9,121 shares, Elite Diagnostic settled 4 cents higher at $3.25, with 16,367 units. Eppley ended trading with a loss of 15 cents at $9.50, with 2,000 shares, Express Catering traded 5 cents higher at $6, with 164,654 shares, FosRich Group finished trading at $2.45, with 40,493 shares, General Accident closed with a loss of 1 cent at $3, with 18,500 stock units. GWest Corporation ended at $2.40, with 79,075 units, Honey Bun concluded trading with a loss of 20 cents at $4.60, with 7,326 shares, Jamaican Teas ended trading 40 cents higher at $5, with 14,572 stock units, Jetcon Corporation traded with a loss of 2 cents at $4.13, with 30,765 units. Key Insurance finished trading 30 cents higher at $3.90, with 150 shares, Knutsford Express ended with a loss of 48 cents at $13.47, with 120 shares, Lasco Distributors concluded trading with a loss of 5 cents at $4.20, with 198,867 stock units, Lasco Financial finished 5 cents higher at $5.55, with 28,040 units. Lasco Manufacturing settled 2 cents higher at $3.75, with 67,278 shares, Main Event ended trading at $7.25, with 9,348 shares, Stationery and Office closed 20 cents higher at $6.20, with 32,246 units and tTech concluded trading at $5.75, with 2,280 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Junior Market strengthens – Wednesday

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Lasco Distributors traded 3.78M shares.

The Junior Market rose at the close of trading on Wednesday with 20 securities changing hand, similar to that on Tuesday, leading to gains in 10 and declines in 5, while 5 remained unchanged. The Junior Market Index gained 11.96 points to end at 2,916.53.
Trading ended with an exchange of 4,712,347 units valued at $19,953,457 compared with just 1,074,280 units valued at a mere $4,821,468.
Market activity ended with an average of 235,617 units for an average of $997,673 compared to an average of 53,714 units for an average of $241,073 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amounts to 146,912 units at $599,293 compared to 139,096 units at $564,194 on the prior trading day. March closed with an average of 149,999 units valued at $623,819, for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows just 9 stocks ending with bids higher than the last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended 6 cents higher at $2.06, with the trading of 76,950 stock units, Caribbean Producers finished trading with a loss of 35 cents at $4.65, with 41,835 units, C2W Music ended with a loss of 1 cent at 43 cents, with 14,000 shares, Derrimon Trading concluded trading 15 cents higher at $9.15, with 67,000 shares, Elite Diagnostic settled with a loss of 1 cent at $3.18, trading 34,294 units. Eppley ended trading with a loss of 1 cent at a 52 weeks’ low of $9.50, with 17,350 shares changing hands, Express Catering traded 8 cents higher at $5.33, with 20,000 shares, FosRich Group finished trading at $2.55, with 143,514 shares, General Accident closed 15 cents higher at $3.15, with 25,000 stock units. ISP Finance settled 1 cent higher at $15, with 17,607 shares, Jamaican Teas ended trading after rising 3 cents to $5.03, with 25,000 stock units, Jetcon Corporation traded 1 cent higher at $4.16, with 73,064 units, Key Insurance finished trading with a rise of 40 cents to $3.40, with 121 shares. Knutsford Express ended at $14, with 200 shares traded, Lasco Distributors gained 13 cents to close at $4.15, with 3,775,816 stock units, Lasco Financial finished at $5.20, with 117,512 units, Lasco Manufacturing settled with a loss of 1 cent at $3.99, with 40,184 shares. Main Event ended trading 5 cents higher at $6.10, with 70,000 shares, Paramount Trading finished trading at $3.10, with 5,000 stock units and Stationery and Office closed at $6, with 147,900 units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Junior Market up again – Thursday

The Junior Market rose 22.26 points to close at 2,960.01 on Thursday after only 5 securities advanced, 11 declined and 7 remained unchanged and two closed at 52 weeks’ high.
At the close of market activities, 23 securities changed hands compared 21 securities changing hands on Wednesday. Trading ended with an exchange of 2,784,726 units valued at $12,698,406 compared with 1,189,225 units valued at $5,195,728.
Market activity ended with an average of 121,075 units for an average of $552,105 compared to an average of 56,630 units for an average of $247,416 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amounts to 167,926 units at $682,726 compared to 175,568 units at $704,033 on the prior trading day. March closed with an average of 149,999 units valued at $623,819, for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows just 5 stocks ending with bids higher than the last selling prices and 6 with lower offers, suggesting continuation of fluidity in price changes.
At the close of the market, Access Financial closed with a loss of 50 cents at $50, trading 970 shares, AMG Packaging ended 5 cents higher at $2.10, with 63,856 stock units, Caribbean Cream ended trading with a fall of 3 cents at $5.95, with 100 shares, Caribbean Producers jumped $1.09 to close at 52 weeks’ high of $5.60, with 68,696 units changing hands, C2W Music ended at 44 cents, with 12,759 shares. Derrimon Trading concluded trading with a loss of 48 cents at $8.52, with 68,721 shares, Dolphin Cove finished with a loss of 75 cents at $16.50, with 14,582 stock units, Elite Diagnostic settled 4 cents higher at 52 weeks’ high of $3.48, with 88,727 units, Eppley ended trading at $9.60, with 30,000 shares. Express Catering closed trading at $5.30, with 166,499 shares, FosRich Group fell by 12 cents to $2.43, with 48,162 shares, General Accident closed at $3, with 23,605 stock units, Honey Bun gained 20 cents and closed at $4.60, with 6,680 shares. ISP Finance settled with a loss of 20 cents at $15, with 45,380 shares trading, Jetcon Corporation traded at $4.11, with 66,330 units, Lasco Distributors traded 1,467,074 stock units and closed with a loss of 9 cents at $4.10, Lasco Financial finished 5 cents higher at $5.50, with 31,228 units. Lasco Manufacturing settled with a loss of 12 cents at $4.02, with 120 shares, Main Event ended trading with a loss of 15 cents at $6.04, in exchange of 102,787 shares, Medical Disposables traded 493 shares at $5.10, Paramount Trading closed with a loss of 3 cents at $3.05, trading 338,558 stock units, Stationery and Office fell 5 cents to $5.50, with 35,200 units and tTech concluded trading at $5.80, with 104,199 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Lasco Distributors slaps Junior Market – Wednesday

Lasco’s ICool drinks.

A fall in the price of Lasco Distributors to $3.50 with just over 2.5 million units trading at this level on the Junior Market on Wednesday. The stock lost 40 cents from Tuesday’s close to end at $4 and was mostly responsible for the 52.05 points drop in the market index to 2,899.61.
Market activity resulted in 23 securities changing hands with 7 securities advancing, 5 declining and 11 remaining unchanged, with an exchange of 7,801,377 units valued at $30,185,618. On Tuesday 25 securities traded with 1,349,465 units valued at $4,963,939 changing hands.
Trading ended with an average of 339,190 units for an average of $1,312,418 compared to an average of 53,979 units for an average of $198,558 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amounts to 122,453 units at $488,239, compared to an average of, 99,267 units at $400,071 on the previous trading day. February closed with an average of 338,697 units at an average value of $1,495,774 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows just 1 stock ending with the bid higher than the last selling price and 7 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 15 cents at $2.05, as 504,135 stock units traded, Blue Power concluded trading at $33.01, with 136 units, CAC 2000 finished 50 cents higher at $9, with 5,300 shares, Cargo Handlers settled with a loss of 5 cents at $10.40, with 5,668 shares, Caribbean Producers finished trading at $4.62, with 823,986 units. C2W Music ended with a loss of 1 cent at 44 cents, with 941 shares, Dolphin Cove finished $18 higher at $18, with 902 stock units, Elite Diagnostic settled 2 cents higher at $3.02, with 236,396 units, Eppley ended trading 15 cents higher at $10.15, with 1,924 shares. Express Catering traded with a loss of 10 cents at $4.70, with 1,996 shares, FosRich Group finished trading at $2.68, with 37,662 shares, General Accident closed at $2.90, with 68,000 stock units, Honey Bun concluded trading at $4.80, with 130,000 shares. Jamaican Teas ended trading at $4.50, with 60,000 stock units, Jetcon Corporation traded at $4.15, with 67,320 units, Key Insurance finished trading 15 cents higher at $4.10, with 500 shares, Knutsford Express ended with a loss of 50 cents at $14, with 100,360 shares. Lasco Distributors concluded trading 30 cents higher at $4, with 5,474,396 stock units, Lasco Financial finished at $5, with 7,150 units, Lasco Manufacturing settled at $4, with 92,195 shares, Main Event ended trading 5 cents higher at $6, with 100,000 shares. Paramount Trading finished trading at $3.20, with 30,838 stock units and Stationery and Office closed 10 cents higher at $5.60, with 51,572 units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Junior Market makes modest gains – Thursday

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange index, gained 6.10 points to close at 2,916.90 on Thursday, with 25 securities changing hands, compared to 21 trading on Wednesday.
Market activity resulted in the prices of 9 securities advancing, 9 declining and 7 remaining unchanged, from an exchange of 1,521,188 units valued at $6,228,409 versus 3,531,852 units valued at $15,298,043 on Wednesday.
Trading ended with an average of 60,848 units for an average of $249,136 compared to an average of 168,183 units for an average of $728,478 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amounts to 108,678 units at $446,755, compared to an average of 118,898 units at $488,981 on the previous trading day. February closed with an average of 338,697 units at an average value of $1,495,774 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks ending with the bid higher than the last selling price and 3 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended 5 cents higher at $2.05, with 259,390 stock units, Blue Power concluded trading at $33.01, with 500 units, CAC 2000 finished with a loss of 19 cents at $8.51, with 6,739 shares, Caribbean Cream ended trading with a loss of 5 cents at $6, after 9,700 shares were exchanged, Caribbean Flavours traded 6 cents higher at $10.06, with 4,000 stock units. Caribbean Producers finished trading at $4.62, with 16,785 units, C2W Music ended at 45 cents, with 3,000 shares trading, Derrimon Trading closed at $7.50, with 50,729 shares changing hands, Dolphin Cove finished $1.90 higher at $18, with 4,700 stock units. Elite Diagnostic settled at $2.92, with 293,553 units, Eppley ended trading with a loss of 50 cents at $9.50, with 900 shares, Express Catering traded with a loss of 5 cents at $4.85, with 30,913 shares, FosRich Group finished trading 5 cents higher at $2.75, with 40,706 shares. Honey Bun concluded trading as the price rose 45 cents to $4.85, with just 100 shares, Jamaican Teas ended trading with a loss of 5 cents at $4.75, after exchanging 17,773 stock units, Jetcon Corporation traded with a loss of 40 cents to close at $4.15, with 295,302 units, Knutsford Express ended with a loss of 1 cent at $14, trading 2,655 shares. Lasco Distributors closed 15 cents higher at $4.20, with 61,807 stock units, Lasco Financial added 30 cents to end at $5, with 116,000 units, Lasco Manufacturing settled with a loss of 25 cents at $4, trading 35,881 shares, Main Event ended trading at $5.81, with 655 shares. Medical Disposables traded 5 cents higher at $4.90, with 8,500 shares, Paramount Trading finished trading 1 cent higher at $3.16, with 1,000 stock units, Stationery and Office closed at $5.50, with 243,930 units and tTech concluded trading with a loss of 45 cents at $5.55, after 15,970 shares changed hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Junior Market trading picks up – Tuesday

Trading in GWest shares accounted for more than 3.7m units.

The Junior Market enjoyed robust trading on Tuesday with 27 securities changing hands, up from 23 on Monday.
The market closed with an exchange of 6,804,974 units valued at $25,440,524 compared to 1,526,211 units valued at $4,615,508 on Monday. The Junior Market index lost 19.93 points to 2,896.41 as the prices of 10 securities advanced, 11 declined and 6 remained unchanged.
Trading ended with an average of 252,036 units for an average of $942,242 compared to an average of 66,357 units for an average of $200,674 on Monday. An average of 272,715 units at an average value of $1,495,774 traded, and previously 274,310 units at an average value of $1,538,475. In contrast, January closed with an average of 122,386 shares, valued at $489,704 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 7 stocks ending with the bid higher than the last selling price and 3 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial jumped by $5 higher to $50, with 71,095 shares changing hands, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 24 cents at $2.20, with 115,129 stock units, Cargo Handlers settled with a loss of 1 cent at $10.89, with 1,000 shares, Caribbean Cream ended trading with a loss of 3 cents at $6.17, with 4,000 shares, Caribbean Flavours traded at $10.90, with 2,650 stock units. Caribbean Producers finished trading 40 cents higher at $4.40, with 100 units, Derrimon Trading concluded market activity with a rise of 50 cents to $7.50, with 13,559 shares, Elite Diagnostic settled 3 cents higher at $2.70, with 1,297,976 units, Eppley concluded trading at $10, with 80,000 units, Express Catering ended trading 3 cents higher at $4.33, with 8,000 shares. FosRich Group traded with a loss of 19 cents at $2.51, with 62,000 shares, General Accident finished trading 10 cents higher at $2.90, with 438,271 shares, GWest Corporation rose 40 cents and closed at $3, with 3,703,621 stock units, Honey Bun ended with a loss of 1.05 cents at $4.10, with 355,724 units. Iron Rock concluded trading at $3, with 3,300 shares, Jamaican Teas settled with a loss of 5 cents at $4.70, with 100,150 shares, Jetcon Corporation ended trading at $4.60, with 65,965 stock units, KLE Group finished trading at $2.30, with 4,325 shares. Knutsford Express closed at $15, with 32,400 shares, Lasco Distributors ended with a loss of 10 cents at $4.30, with 184,234 shares, Lasco Financial concluded trading with a loss of 5 cents at $4.80, with 176,447 stock units, Lasco Manufacturing finished with a loss of 13 cents at $4.30, with 43,940 units. Main Event settled with a loss of 18 cents at $5.85, with 4,668 shares, Medical Disposables ended trading at $4.85, with 3,000 shares, Stationery and Office finished trading 4 cents higher at $5.06, with 25,555 stock units and tTech ended 45 cents higher at $5.45, with an exchange of 7,465 shares. In the junior market preference segment, Eppley settled 4 cents higher at $7.29, with 400 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Junior Market climbs over 2800 points- Friday

FosRich price pressured by profit taking, falls to $2.60..

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Friday with 20 securities changing hands, resulting market index advancing for the fourth straight day, by 39.93 points to close at 2,813.02, even as investors took some profit on recently listed shares.
At the close of trading, 20 securities changed hands compared to 26 on Thursday. The prices of 3 securities advanced, 7 declined and 9 remained unchanged. Trading activities resulted in an exchange of 3,743,313 units valued at $16,211,640 compared to 4,211,446 units valued at $18,316,095 on Thursday.
Trading ended with an average of 187,166 units for an average of $810,582 in contrast to 161,979 units for an average of $704,465 on Thursday. Trading month to date amounts to an average of 143,772 units valued at $599,073 and previously 131,548 units valued at $494,185. December closed with average of 568,732 units valued at $3,447,957 for each security traded.
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 the last selling prices and 1 with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, CAC 2000 settled 80 cents higher at $7.30, with 864,573 shares after the company posted results for 2017 with earnings per share of 78 cents. Caribbean Cream traded with a loss of 99 cents at $6, with 2,600 units, Caribbean Producers closed with a loss of 22 cents at $4.28, with 235,155 shares, C2W Music finished at 51 cents, with 37,522 shares, Express Catering ended trading 20 cents higher at $4.40, with 97,740 stock units. FosRich Group traded with a loss of 40 cents at $2.60, with 77,356 units traded as investors continue to take profit from the run up after the initial public offering of shares at $2 each. General Accident finished trading at $2.95, with 33,000 shares, GWest Corporation closed at $3, with 1,810,292 shares, ISP Finance finished at $12.50, with 126 shares. Jetcon Corporation ended trading with a loss of 35 cents at $4.65, with 113,000 stock units, Key Insurance traded with a loss of 35 cents at $3.10, with 59,986 units, KLE Group finished trading at $2.15, with 9,300 shares, Knutsford Express closed at $14.80, with 7,659 shares. Lasco Distributors ended at $3.80, with 63,491 stock units, Lasco Financial concluded trading with a loss of 30 cents at $5.30, with 70,113 units, Lasco Manufacturing finished at $4.17, with 203,205 shares, Main Event settled at $5.80, with 20,463 shares. Paramount Trading traded 15 cents higher at $3.15, with 11,000 units and Stationery and Office finished trading with a loss of 20 cents at $4.80, with 24,232 shares.

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

Junior Market starts 2018 on the up

GWest traded at a new high of $4 on Tuesday.

On the first trading day of 2018, the Junior Market Index advanced by 2.33 points to close at 2,734.39, market activity led the prices of 8 securities advancing, 8 declining and 6 remaining unchanged.
Trading on the of ended on with 20 securities changing hands compared to 22 on Friday, resulting in an exchange of 1,055,665 units valued at $4,272,519 compared to 5,420,352 units valued at $23,431,481 on Friday.
Trading ended with an average of 52,783 units for $213,626 in contrast to 246,380 units for an average of $1,065,067 on Friday. In contrast, December closed with average of 568,732 units valued at $3,447,957 for each security traded.
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 the last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended at $3, with 70,753 stock units trading, CAC 2000 close at $6.50, with 1,400 shares, Cargo Handlers ended trading with a rise of 90 cents at $10.90, as 100 stock units changed hands, Caribbean Cream traded just 800 units as the price jumped $1.20 to end at $6. Caribbean Producers closed 30 cents higher at $4.30, with 5,200 shares, C2W Music finished trading with the price closing at 51 cents, with 6,683 shares changing hands, Express Catering ended trading $4, with 55,922 stock units with the loss of 1 cent, FosRich Group lost 3 cents and ended at $3.20, with 297,439 units, General Accident finished trading 5 cents higher at $2.85, with 1,114 shares. GWest Corporation closed 40 cents higher at to a record of $4, with 221,252 shares, Honey Bun ended with a rise of 50 cents to $4.50, with 3,523 stock units changing hands, Iron Rock concluded trading with a loss of 1 cents at $2.84, with 13,670 units, Jamaican Teas settled with a gain of 40 cents at $4.10, with 46,400 shares trading. Jetcon Corporation ended trading with a loss of 5 cents at $4.95, with 43,000 stock units, Knutsford Express closed at $15, with 26,600 shares trading, Lasco Distributors ended with a loss of 4 cents at $3.86, with 77,721 stock units, Lasco Financial concluded trading 15 cents lower at $5.15, exchanging 36,100 units. Lasco Manufacturing finished with a loss of 53 cents at $3.37, with 32,770 shares, Main Event jumped 72 cents and settled at $6, with 9,305 shares and Stationery and Office finished trading with a loss of 15 cents to $4.80, with 105,913 shares changing hands.

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