Big drop in Junior Market index – Thursday

At the close on Thursday, the Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market pulled back from the record high reached on Wednesday and indications at the close suggest more declines are likely on Friday.
The market index dropped 50.86 points to close at 3,612.08, but the fall is not a sign that the market is heading to 4,300 points before moving on to 5,000 that technical indicators point to.
Securities trading on the Junior Market dipped to 32 from 31 on Wednesday, as prices of 13 rose, 16 declined and 3 remained unchanged. For the second trading session, the IC bid-offer indicator was flashing negative signs for the Market for the following trading day.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 3 stocks closing with higher bids than their last selling prices and 7 closed with lower offers.
Market activities resulted in an exchange of 5,865,706 units valued at $32,690,340 compared to 5,851,203 units valued at $22,568,503 trading on Wednesday.
The average trade for the day was 183,303 units for an average of $1,021,573 in contrast to 188,748 units for an average of $728,016 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 182,669 units valued at $837,814 and previously 182,591 units valued at $815,284 for each security traded. July ended with an average of 138,412 units at $563,215 for each security traded.
Stocks ending with price changes| Access Financial lost 20 cents in trading of 5,621 units at $43, AMG Packaging declined by 17 cents in trading 71,500 units to close at $2.08, Blue Power closed trading of 69,292 units and gained 82 cents to end at $9, Caribbean Cream fell 60 cents in trading of 13,435 units at $4.60. Caribbean Producers closed trading of 10,448 units and gained 15 cents to end at $4.70, Express Catering closed with a loss of 12 cents at $6.37, in swapping 55,653 shares, Everything Fresh shed 7 cents in trading 14,800 units at $1.63, Elite Diagnostic fell 33 cents in trading of 113,448 units at $7.02. Fontana lost 25 cents in trading of 1,169,703 units in closing at $8.25, General Accident lost 58 cents in exchanging 1,036,720 units to end at $5.01, GWest Corporation closed 10 cents higher at $1.21, with 12,119 stock units trading, Honey Bun exchanged 119,616 shares, after rising 74 cents to end at $6.50. iCreate closed with a loss of 5 cents at 75 cents in swapping 82,674 shares, Indies Pharma shed 45 cents in trading of 78,680 units to settle at $3.50. ISP Finance jumped $5 to end at $21, trading 1,500 shares, Jamaican Teas exchanged 66,384 shares to close at $5.60 after falling 22 cents. Jetcon Corporation dipped 20 cents in trading of 75,436 units at $1.80, Knutsford Express fell 10 cents in trading of 500 units at $11.10. Limners and Bards traded 803,097 shares, after rising 10 cents to end at $3.20, Lasco Financial fell 50 cents in trading of 1,244,222 units at $5.50 after the company posted slightly lower first quarter profits, Lasco Manufacturing ended with a loss of 1 cent at $5.50 with 179,107 stock units changing hands. Stationery and Office Supplies fell 25 cents in trading of 17,150 units at $15.50 and tTech Limited climbed 49 cents in exchanging 166,068 shares at $7.99.

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

Junior Market pulls back – Thursday

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Thursday with 22 securities changing hands, down from 26 on Wednesday with 6 securities advancing, 9 declining and 7 remaining unchanged leaving the index 23.48 points lower at 3,176.76.
Market activities resulted in an exchange of 2,993,554 units valued at $10,198,424 compared to 935,202,554 shares trading for $2,856,946,636 on Wednesday.
Trading ended with an average of 136,071 units for an average of $463,565 in contrast to 38,966,773 units for an average of $119,039,443 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 2,903,607 valued at $9,126,777 and previously 2,980,227 units valued at $9,627,015, In contrast, December ended with an average of 136,222 units at a value of $737,367 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 3 stocks ended with higher bids than their last selling prices and 3 closing with lower offers.
At the close of the day’s activities, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 10 cents in trading 235,634 stock units, to close at $2.50, Blue Power concluded trading of 20,700 units and fell of 25 cents to end at $4.95, Cargo Handlers settled with a loss of 49 cents at $15.01, with 29,559 shares. Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 5 cents at $2.70, with an exchange of 118,491 shares, Elite Diagnostic finished with a loss of 3 cents at $2.85, trading 5,000 stock units, Everything Fresh lost 27 cents and closed trading of 82,577 shares at $1.67, Express Catering settled 7 cents higher at $7.97, with 6,600 units. Fontana rose 35 cents to close at $3.55 with 226,886 shares changing hands, FosRich Group ended trading of 1,508,263 shares with a loss of 5 cents to close at $3.75, Honey Bun closed at $3.80, with 17,600 stock units changing hands, Indies Pharma ended with 129,366 units changing hands at $3, ISP Finance concluded trading of 1,900 shares at $13. Jetcon Corporation settled 15 cents higher at $3.30, with 92,655 shares trading, Knutsford Express  finished trading of 1,465 shares and rose 50 cents higher to $13,  Lasco Distributors  closed with a loss of 10 cents at $3.70, trading 69,196 shares, Lasco Financial  ended 4 cents higher at $4.54, with an exchange of 68,077 shares. Lasco Manufacturing  ended trading with 58,075 stock units, with a loss of 10 cents at $3.20, Main Event finished at $5.90, with 4,429 units, Paramount Trading closed at $2, with 108,345 shares trading, SSL Venture Capital exchanged 1,100 shares to close at $1.95 and Stationery and Office  traded 5,408 shares at $9. In the junior market preference segment, CAC 2000 gained 16 cents and closed at $1.16, with 202,228 shares changing hands.

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

Investors shun Junior stocks for the oldsters

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

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

Eppley in another big trade

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Eppley traded 20m shares on Thursday.

Having traded 10 million shares on Wednesday Eppley traded 20 million shares on Thursday driving Junior Market trading to 22,525,167 units valued at $250,208,093 compared to 12,129,589 units valued at $129,945,469.
Trading ended on Thursday with 23 securities changing hands up from 22 securities on Wednesday, resulting in the prices of 6 securities advancing, 6 declining and 11 remaining unchanged. The Junior Market Index declined by 8.15 points to close at 2,745.62.
Trading ended with an average of 979,355 units for an average of $10,878,613 in contrast to 551,345 units for an average of $5,906,612 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amounts to units 589,979 valued at $3,373,542 and previously 561,183 valued at $2,818,504. In contrast, November closed with average of 107,477 units valued at $545,989 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 bids higher than the last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial closed at $36, with 4,200 shares, AMG Packaging ended at $3, with 40,000 stock units, C2W Music finished 6 cents higher at $0.51, with 26,245 shares, CAC 2000 settled at $1.22 higher at $6.50, with 10,000 shares, Cargo Handlers ended trading with a loss of 10 cents at $10.80, with 2,147 stock units. Caribbean Cream traded at $6, with 19,920 units, Caribbean Producers closed 25 cents higher at $4.25, with 351,376 shares, Consolidated Bakeries ended at $1.80, with 2,487 stock units, Dolphin Cove lost 99 cents to close at $16, with 26,000 shares trading. FosRich traded at an intraday high of $3.70 but ended with a loss of 20 cents at $3.25 in trading of 408,846 shares, Eppley settled at $12, with 20,000,400 shares, Express Catering ended trading 70 cents higher at $5, with 81,427 stock units, newly listed, GWest traded with a loss of 54 cents in trading 1,067,765 shares in closing price of $3.21, Honey Bun finished trading 9 cents higher at $4, with 500 shares, Iron Rock closed at $2.85, with 23,019 shares. Jetcon Corporation finished with a gain of 40 cents at $4.80, with 120,000 shares, Knutsford Express traded at $15, with 55,128 units, Lasco Distributors finished trading with a loss of 1 cent at $3.98, with 127,481 shares, Lasco Manufacturing ended with a loss of 23 cents at $3.70, with 130,028 stock units. Main Event concluded trading with a loss of 72 cents at $5.28, with 4,155 units, Paramount Trading settled at $3, with 22,885 shares and Stationery and Office ended trading at $4.90, with 828 stock units. In the junior market preference segment, Eppley 10% concluded trading at $7.20, with a mere 330 units trading.

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

Access & NCB in TOP 10

NCB Financial Group enters TOP 10

The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed at new record high on Friday, the seond week in a row that it doing so and in the process the all Jamaica Composite Index broke the 300,000 mark for the first time.
While the main market is making new highs, with gains of 43 percent for 2017, the junior market with gains of 30 percent at its peak this year, is now up just 12 percent for the year to date. Access Financial returned to the Junior Market list and NCB Financial to the main market list even as the latter price moved back to $91 at the end of the week and with just 33,603 units being offered for sale.
Suspension of the trading in Berger Paints shares is expected lifted on Tuesday, October 17. At the time of this report, no information was available on the level of take up of the buyout offer for the minority of the company’s shares by Ansa Coatings. The stock that traded at $11.25 when trading was suspended, should climb with the March 2018 full year’s earnings should hit $2.30 per share.
Investors continue to switch attention from Junior Market, to main market stocks, with the latter having pierced resistance around 300,000 points on the all Jamaica Composite Index could now be heading much higher as it moves on to the next major resistance at 360,000 point range on or before the end of the year.
At the close of Friday, the average PE ratio for the Junior Market Top stocks is at 7.9 and a PE at 7.1 for the main market TOP 10. The average PE for the overall main market trades at 13.5 and 13.1 for Junior Market, based on 2017 estimated earnings.
At the close of the week, IC Insider.com’s TOP 10 stocks now trade at an average discount of 40 percent to the average of the market for Junior Market Top stocks and it remains at 47 percent for the main market.

10 Junior stocks rise 8 fall on Friday

Stationery & Office Supplies traded the most shares on the Junior Market on Friday.

Trading on the Junior market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Friday with 22 securities changing hands, 10 advanced, 8 declined and 4 traded firm with 3,210,758 units valued at $13,020,965 compared to 1,314,753 units valued at $5,648,856 on Thursday.
The market index follow up the loss of 27.42 points on Thursday with a moderate fall of 4.08 points to close at 3,082.57. The Junior Trading ended with an average of 145,944 units for an average of $591,862 in contrast to 54,781 units for an average of a mere $235,369 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 269,679 units valued at $1,666,377 compared to 277,412 units valued at $1,733,535 previously. In contrast, July closed with average of 536,395 units at $1,905,441 for each security traded.
Trading ended with the market sentiments still looking mixed, as 4 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, the last traded prices of securities and volume changing hands are, AMG Packaging concluding at $3.48 with 4,000 shares, Blue Power with a loss of $1.50 to settled at $40 with 862 shares, CAC 2000 finished at $7.95 with 5,574 shares, Cargo Handlers climbed 50 cents higher to settle at $10 with 3,064 units, Caribbean Producers gained 20 cents to end at $3.80 with 526,752 stock units. Eppley dropped $1 and ended at $12 with 17,606 shares, Express Catering fell 2 cents to $4.49 with 72,414 shares, Honey Bun climbed 77 cents higher to $5.50 with 34,946 units, Iron Rock fell 22 cents to $2.88 with 94,238 stock units. ISP Finance closed $1 higher to $20 with 6,101 shares, Jamaican Teas added 15 cents to finish at $4.90 with 16,266 units, Jetcon Corporation finished at $5 with 119,344 shares, KLE Group rose 15 cents to $2.75 with 154,726 shares, Knutsford Express climbed 80 cents higher and concluded trading at $14.50 with 4,512 shares, Lasco Distributors closed 20 cents higher at $7 with 29,318 shares, Lasco Financial jumped 50 cents higher to $4 with 4,649 shares. Lasco Manufacturing concluded trading at $4.50 with 61,225 shares, Main Event ended with a loss of 5 cents, at $4.50 with 94,318 shares, Medical Disposables closed with a loss of 50 cents at $5 with 6,459 shares, Paramount Trading gave back 40 cents and ended at $2.60 with 10,000 shares, Stationery and Office rose 15 cents to $4 closing with 1,933,085 shares changing hands, including a lot of 1,322,345 units at $3.95 and tTech ended with a loss of $1 at $7 with 11,299 shares.

10 Junior Market stocks rise 11 fall

Market activity on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange returned to more normal levels after heightened levels on Wednesday closing trading on Thursday with 1,314,753 units valued at $5,648,856 traded.
On Wednesday 26,534,388 units valued at $115,148,200 changed hands.
At the close on Thursday 24 securities changing hands resulting in 10 gaining, 11 falling and 3 trading firm, leading to the market index dropping 27.42 points to 3,086.65.
The Junior Trading ended with an average of just 54,781 units for an average of a mere $235,369 in contrast to 160,538 units for an average of $5,757,410 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 277,412 units valued at $1,733,535 compared to 292,254 units valued at $1,833,412 previously. In contrast, July closed with average of 536,395 units at $1,905,441 for each security traded.
Trading ended with the market sentiments looking mixed for Friday’s activity, as 3 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers, the same level as Wednesday.
At the close of the market, the last traded prices of securities and volume traded and are: AMG Packaging with a loss of 2 cents, to $3.48 with 11,359 shares, CAC 2000 concluded trading at $7.95 with 1,842 shares, Cargo Handlers ending with a loss of 50 cents, to $9.50 with 4,000 shares, Caribbean Cream with a loss of 69 cents, to close at $5.90 with 147,103 shares. Caribbean Flavours closed at $13 with 750 shares, Caribbean Producers ending with a loss of 1 cent at $3.60 with 9,800 shares, Consolidated Bakeries recovered 45 cents in closing at $2.30 with 4,000 shares, Eppley climbed 61 cents higher and concluded trading at $13 with 700 shares, Express Catering finished with a loss of 49 cents at $4.51 with 110,541 shares, Honey Bun closed with a loss of 27 cents at $4.73 with 850 shares, Iron Rock closed 10 cents higher to finish at $3.10 with 2,750 shares, ISP Finance rose 50 cents higher and closed at $19 with 2,000 shares, Jamaican Teas finished with a loss of 43 cents at $4.75 with 11,000 shares, Jetcon Corporation lost 45 cents and closed at $5 with 129,150 shares, KLE Group climbed 34 cents higher and ended at $2.60 with 479,000 shares, Knutsford Express with a loss of 8 cents, finished at $13.70 with 5,879 shares, Lasco Distributors ended 5 cents higher at $6.80 with 112,407 shares, Lasco Financial concluded trading at $3.50 with 11,120 shares, Lasco Manufacturing closed with a loss of 2 cents at $4.50 with 12,148 shares, Main Event with a loss of 45 cents, ended at $4.55 with 5,514 shares, Medical Disposables traded 20 cents higher to $5.50 with 8,973 shares, Paramount Trading gained 10 cents to close at $3 with 7,712 shares, Stationery and Office Supplies climbed 5 cents higher to $3.85 with 222,755 shares and tTech jumped $1.50 higher and finished at $8 with 13,400 shares.

Lasco group trades 24m Junior Market shares

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed Wednesday with a big surge in trading volume of 26,534,388 units, valued at $115,148,200 compared to 2,495,496 units valued at $13,050,346 on Tuesday. Three Lasco companies accounted for 24 million of the shares trading in the market.
The Junior Market index dipped 13.70 points to end at 3,114.07 as 20 securities changed hands of which 7 advanced, 10 declined and none trading firm.
The Junior Trading ended with an average of 1,841,847 units for an average of $5,757,410 in contrast to 124,775 units for an average of $652, 517 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 404,342 units valued at $1,833,412 compared to 301,663 units valued at $1,553,127 previously. In contrast, July closed with average of 536,395 units at $1,905,441 for each security traded.
Trading ended with the market sentiments looking mixed for Thursday’s activity, as 3 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, the last traded prices of securities and the volume traded and are: AMG Packaging settling with a loss of 50 cents at $3.50 with 84,705 shares, CAC 2000 ended 10 cents higher at $7.95 with 1,600 shares, Cargo Handlers fell 50 cents and concluded trading at $10 with 1,938 shares, Caribbean Cream ending with a loss of 11 cents, at $6.59 with 120,416 units, Consolidated Bakeries with a loss of 30 cents to $1.85 with 41,650 shares, Dolphin Cove with a loss of 10 cents, to close at $17.40 with 3,387 shares. Express Catering lost 10 cents to end at $5 with 89,449 shares, ISP Finance finished $1.24 higher at $18.50 with 1,440 shares, Jamaican Teas added 3 cents higher to $5.18 with 869,166 shares, Corporation concluded trading 4 cents higher t0 $5.45 with 62,479 shares, KLE Group ending with a loss of 24 cents to $2.26 with 535,402 shares, Knutsford Express with a loss of 49 cents, finished at $14.50 with 16,444 shares, Lasco Distributors fell 5 cents and finished at $6.75 with 4,559,191 shares, Lasco Financial traded 12,091,213 shares with a loss of 50 cents to end at $3.50, Lasco Manufacturing ending trading 2 cents higher to $4.52 with 7,446,903 shares. Main Event inched 9 cents higher and finished at $5 with 102,913 shares, Medical Disposables climbed 10 cents to $5.30 with 335 stock units, Paramount Trading ended with a loss of 4 cents, to $2.90 with 70,970 shares, Stationery and Office lost 20 cents, to end trading at $3.80 with 429,587 shares and tTech closed with a loss of 94 cents, to $6.50 with 5,200 shares.

12 Junior stocks rose as 6 fall

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Tuesday with 20 securities changing hands, 12 advanced, 6 declined and 3 traded firm with 2,495,496 units valued at $13,050,346 compared to 4,968,253 units valued at $16,371,552 on Monday.
The Junior Trading ended with an average of 124,775 units for an average of $652, 517 in contrast to 225,830 units for an average of $744,161 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 301,663 units valued at $1,553,127 compared to 315,269 units valued at $1,622,404 previously. In contrast, July closed with average of 536,395 units at $1,905,441 for each security traded.
Trading ended with the market sentiments looking mixed for Wednesday’s activity, as 4 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, stocks trading and their last traded prices are: Access Financial closed 5 cents higher and finished at $46.25 with 12,437 shares, AMG Packaging climbed 50 cents and ended at $4 with 70,000 shares, Blue Power climbed $1.50 and settled at $41.50 with 30,840 shares, Caribbean Cream rose 70 cents to $6.70 with 50,972 shares, Consolidated Bakeries traded at $2.15 with 106,223 shares, C2W Music gained 5 cents and closed at 43 cents with 10,000 shares, Dolphin Cove added 9 cents and ended at $17.50 with 4,303 shares, Express Catering with a loss of 15 cents, finished at $5.10 with 167,140 shares, General Accident closed at $2.60 with 53,470 shares, Jamaican Teas settled 15 cents higher at $5.15 with 1,753 shares, Jetcon Corporation with a loss of 29 cents, closed at $5.41 with 3,007 shares, KLE Group ended 5 cents higher at $2.50 with 12,450 shares, Knutsford Express inched 2 cents higher to finish at $14.99 with 5,102 shares, Lasco Distributors lost 20 cents and concluded trading at $6.80 with 98,840 shares, Lasco Financial moved 5 cents higher to $4 with 210,222 shares, Lasco Manufacturing ended 17 cents higher to close at $4.50 with 1,025,000 shares, Main Event with a loss of 17 cents, finished at $4.91 with 11,664 shares, Stationery and Office trimmed 20 cents and finished at $4 with 411,573 shares as some investors move for the exit after a successful public issue and strong gains in the price after listing, tTech jumped $1.44 higher to $7.44 with 190,000 shares and Derrimon Trading preference share, lost 10 cents in traded 20,500 shares at $2.10.

Junior market inched higher on Monday

The majority of Junior Market stocks gained at the close of trading on Monday as 22 securities changing hands. The prices of 9 stocks rose, 7 declined and 6 traded firm, with the market Index rising 7.61 points to end at 3,132.76.
The market closed with 4,968,253 units valued at $16,371,552 changing hands compared to 1,716,953 units valued at $8,024,988 on Friday. KLE Group accounted for 46 percent of trading volume and recently listed Stationery and Office 19 percent.
The Junior Trading ended with an average of 225,830 units for an average of $744,161 in contrast to 85,848 units for an average of $401,249 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 315,269 units valued at $1,622,404, compared to 322,723 units valued at $1,695,591 previously. In contrast, July closed with average of 536,395 units at $1,905,441 for each security traded.
Trading ended with the market sentiments looking mixed for Tuesday’s activity, as 7 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 6 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, the last traded prices of stocks trading and the volume of securities changing hands are: AMG Packaging ending with 11,050 shares at $3.50, Blue Power traded 1,757 shares at $40, CAC 2000 finished with 20,800 shares at $7.85, Cargo Handlers lost 50 cents and settled at $10.50 with 15,000 shares, Caribbean Cream dropped 74 cents, to end at $6 with 28,405 stock units, Caribbean Producers rose 1 cent and settled at $3.61 with 116,193 shares, Consolidated Bakeries closed at $2.15 with 626,000 shares, Derrimon Trading added 10 cents and finished trading at $7.10 with 10,800 shares, Dolphin Cove ended with a loss of 9 cents, at $17.41 with 14,197 units, Express Catering closing 2 cents higher to settle at $5.25 with 320,722 shares, Honey Bun ending 20 cents higher at $5 with 5,904 shares, Jamaican Teas settling at $5 with 55,118 shares, Jetcon Corporation climbing 20 cents higher to $5.70 with 95,850 shares, KLE Group finished trading 2,305,004 shares, 35 cents higher to $2.45, Knutsford Express concluded trading with a loss of 3 cents, traded at $14.97 with just 190 units. Lasco Distributors concluded trading 30 cents higher, to $7 with 206,005 shares, Lasco Financial jumped 55 cents higher to settle at $3.95 with 106,434 shares, Lasco Manufacturing lost 41 cents to finish at $4.33 with 20,206 shares, Main Event inched 8 cents higher to $5.08 with 26,603 shares, Paramount Trading finished at $2.94 with 15,000 shares, Stationery and Office declined 29 cents, to $4.20 with 961,015 shares, Sweet River traded just 863 units at $3.52 and tTech with a loss of 90 cents, settled at $6 with 6,000 shares changing hands.