Falling Junior Markets stocks batter others

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 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 drops 9.4% for year

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange lost more ground on Tuesday and closed April with a 5 percent fall in value, bringing the four months losses to 9.4 percent compared to a 5.8 percent rise for the All Jamaica index.
At the close of market activities, the market index lost 22.89 points to close at 2,941.54 as the prices of 9 securities advanced, 12 declined and 4 remained unchanged as 24 securities changed hands, compared to 23 on Monday. The volume and value trading climbed to 2,022,568 units valued $7,237,526 compared to 486,748 units at $2,074,395 on Monday.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 10 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
Trading ended with an average of 84,274 units for an average of $301,564 in contrast to 21,163 units for an average of $90,191 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 87,963 units valued $317,267 and previously, 88,152 units valued $318,072 for each security traded. In contrast, March closed with an average of 195,942 shares valued at $777,498 for each security traded.
At the close of the market, Access Financial closed trading at $42.55, with an exchange of 100 shares, AMG Packaging ended at $2.23, with 22,311 stock units changing hands, Blue Power concluded trading 3,522 units, with a loss of 20 cents at $4.20, Cargo Handlers settled 5 cents higher at $11, in swapping 6,749 shares. Caribbean Cream ended trading of 200,539 shares with a loss of 23 cents at $5.27, Caribbean Producers gained 30 cents to close at $4.50, with 6,000 units changing hands, Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 1 cent at $2.79, after trading 39,455 shares, Dolphin Cove concluded trading 6,655 shares at $12.05. Express Catering ended trading 1,000 shares with a loss of 30 cents at $7.20, Fontana finished trading 226,067 shares, 1 cent higher at $4, General Accident closed with a loss of 30 cents at $4, exchanging 7,500 stock units, GWest Corporation ended 4 cents higher at $1.35, trading 4,000 units. Honey Bun concluded trading of 2,500 shares with a loss of 1 cent at $3.99, iCreate lost 1 cent in trading 30,300 shares to close at 89 cents. Indies Pharma finished 5 cents higher at $3.25, with 1,160,900 shares changing hands, Iron Rock  settled at $3.50, with 6,256 shares crossing the exchange, Jamaican Teas rose just 1 cent trading 29,188 units to end at $3.51,  Jetcon Corporation  finished trading 5,000 shares with a loss of 5 cents at $2.30. Knutsford Express  concluded trading of 650 stock units with a loss of 99 cents at $12,  Lasco Distributors closed with a gain of 17 cents at $3.69, in transferring 157,383 units, Lasco Financial  rose 15 cents higher to close at $4.20, with 53,532 shares trading, Lasco Manufacturing  ended trading 27,045 shares with a loss of 11 cents at $3.09. Paramount Trading  closed with a loss of 22 cents at $2.25, with an exchange of 8,987 units and Stationery and Office concluded trading 10 cents higher at $6.85, with 16,929 shares.

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

Junior Market drops volume rises – Friday

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Caribbean Producers traded 1.66 million shares and dropped 80 cents.


The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed with big improvement in volume and value trading on Friday, compared to Thursday’s levels.
The market index dropped 22.54 points to close at 2,970.82 as rising and declining stocks shared the spotlight equally as investors exchanged 24 stocks, compared to 26 on Thursday with prices of 8 rising, 8 declining with 8 remaining unchanged.
Trading resulted in an exchange of 4,264,462 units valued at $16,060,112 as two securities dominated trading volume, compared to 690,056 units valued at $2,672,243 on Thursday.
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 4 with lower offers.
Trading ended with an average of 177,686 units for $669,171 for each security, in contrast to 26,541 units for an average of $102,779 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 91,615 units valued $329,850 and previously, 86,708 units valued $310,507 for each security traded. In contrast, March closed with an average of 195,942 shares valued at $777,498 for each security traded.
At the close of the market, Access Financial closed at $42.55, with 386 shares changing hands, AMG Packaging ended 11 cents higher at $2.23, with 4,206 stock units crossing the exchange, CAC 2000 gained 1 cent to close at $11.25, trading 2,000 shares, Cargo Handlers settled with a loss of 1 cent at $10.95, with an exchange of 3,173 shares. Caribbean Cream ended trading 23,007 shares 2 cents higher at $5.30, Caribbean Producers lost 80 cents to close at $4.20, trading 1,662,213 units, Consolidated Bakeries closed at $1.80, with 4,418 shares changing hands, Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 1 cent at $2.70, with 3, with an exchange of 23,765 shares. FosRich Group traded 1,500 shares with a loss of 30 cents at $4, Fontana finished trading 107,812 shares with a loss of 5 cents at $3.95, General Accident closed at $4.30, while exchanging 61,634 stock units, GWest Corporation ended 2 cents higher at $1.35, trading 97,288 units, iCreate traded 3,800 shares to close at 90 cents. Indies Pharma finished 9 cents higher at $3.10, with 1,972,125 shares changing hands. Iron Rock exchanged 12,967 shares with a loss of 40 cents in closing at $3.50,  Jamaican Teas traded 5,000 units at $3.60,  Jetcon Corporation  finished the trading of 81,080 shares at $2.40, Knutsford Express  closed at $12.50, while trading 600 stock units, Lasco Distributors  finished with a loss of 9 cents at $3.51, with 51,500 units changing hands. Lasco Financial  settled 5 cents higher at $4.05, with $2.93, with an exchange of 59,528 shares, Lasco Manufacturing  ended trading with 60,000 shares, 4 cents higher at $3.20, Main Event traded 8,620 shares after falling 5 cents to $5.80, SSL Venture Capital ended at $1.54, in exchanging 1,640 shares and tTech settled 15 cents higher at $5.15, with 16,200 stock units changing hands.

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

Junior Market rises on reduced volume – Thursday

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed with reduced volume and value on Thursday, compared to Wednesday’s levels, but the market index gained 27.85 points to close at 2,993.36.
At the close of the market, investors exchanged 26 stocks, compared to 22 on Wednesday with prices of 9 rising, 11 declining with 6 remaining unchanged. Trading resulted in an exchange of just 690,056 units valued at $2,672,243, compared to 723,588 units valued at $2,470,037 on Wednesday.
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 26,541 units for an average of $102,779 in contrast to 32,890 units for an average of $112,274 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 86,708 units valued $310,507 and previously, 90,668 units valued $324,180 for each security traded. In contrast, March closed with an average of 195,942 shares valued at $777,498 for each security traded.
At the close of the market, Access Financial ended with a loss of $2.45 at $42.55, with an exchange of 500 shares, AMG Packaging fell 3 cents to $2.12, with 70,575 stock units changing hands, Blue Power concluded trading of 500 units, at $4.40. CAC 2000 finished with a loss of 76 cents at $11.24, with 1,761 shares traded, Caribbean Producers finished trading 18,510 units with a gain of 15 cents to close at $5, Derrimon Trading ended at $2.71, with an exchange of 1,400 shares, Dolphin Cove closed $1 higher at $14 in trading of 4,193 shares. Everything Fresh finished with a loss of 2 cents at $1.48, with 38,800 stock units changing hands, Elite Diagnostic settled with a loss of 4 cents at $2.93, with an exchange of 18,229 units, Express Catering ended trading of 13,114 shares and rose 89 cents to $8. FosRich Group traded 40 cents higher at $4.30, with 3,000 shares crossing the exchange, Fontana finished trading with 136,013 shares, and rose 5 cents higher to $4, General Accident closed 30 cents higher at $4.30, with an exchange of 940 stock units. iCreate closed trading at 90 cents, in exchanging 40,000 shares. Indies Pharma finished at $3.01, trading 54,588 shares, Iron Rock settled with a loss of 10 cents at $3.90, with 100 shares changing hands, Jamaican Teas  traded 5,500 units, with a loss of 40 cents at $3.60,  Jetcon Corporation  finished trading with 101,986 shares and lost 9 cents to close at $2.40. Knutsford Express  concluded trading 20 cents higher at $12.50, with 2,262 stock units, Lasco Distributors  finished with a loss of 3 cents at $3.60, with 5,150 units, Lasco Financial settled at $4, with 1,020 shares, Lasco Manufacturing ended trading with a loss of 4 cents at $3.16, with 2,350 shares. Main Event traded 46 cents higher at $5.85, with 7,042 shares, SSL Venture Capital ended with a loss of 6 cents at $1.54, with 17,203 shares, Stationery and Office concluded trading 50 cents higher at $7.50, with 117,355 shares and tTech settled at $5, with 27,965 stock units.

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

Junior Market trading drops – Thursday

Main market volume contracts.

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed with volume dropping 67 percent and value down 69 percent from Wednesday’s levels, but the market index rose 22.78 points to 2,976.02.
Trading resulted in an exchange of 971,622 units valued at $3,078,345 compared to 2,931,075 units valued at $10,007,520 on Wednesday. Investors exchanged 24 pushed securities similar to Wednesday with prices of 8 rising 10 falling while 6 remaining unchanged.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 9 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
Trading ended with an average of 40,484 units for an average of $128,264 in contrast to 122,128 units for an average of $416,980 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 134,650 valued $341,097 and previously 100,529 valued $356,911 for each security traded. In contrast, March closed with an average of 195,942 shares valued at $777,498 for each security traded.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging exchanged 280,000 stock units and ended at $2.12, Blue Power concluded trading with 4,320 units and lost 10 cents in closing at $4.40,  CAC 2000 jumped $3 to close at $12, with 1,000 shares changing hands, Caribbean Producers finished trading 40,259 units, and rose 2 cents to end at $4.62. Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 24 cents at $2.51, with an exchange of 41,946 shares. Dolphin Cove concluded trading 6,614 shares and rose 50 cents higher to $13, Elite Diagnostic settled at $2.90, with 10,500 units changing hands, Express Catering ended trading of 8,466 shares to close at $7.22, Fontana finished trading 39,497 shares with a loss of 20 cents at $3.80. General Accident closed 29 cents higher at $4.29, with an exchange of 5,400 stock units, GWest Corporation ended 2 cents higher at $1.33, with 19,828 units changing hands, Honey Bun traded 100 shares with a loss of 22 cents at $3.83, iCreate lost 4 cents in closing at 81 cents, with an exchange of 230 shares. Indies Pharma ended trading of 12,638 shares, with a loss of 4 cents at $3.01, Iron Rock settled 5 cents higher at $3.50, with 1,000 shares changing hands, Jamaican Teas  traded with a loss of 20 cents at $3.90, with the swapping of 6,800 units. Jetcon Corporation  finished trading with a loss of 5 cents at $2.30, with 2,427 shares passing through the exchange, Knutsford Express  concluded trading of 1,543 stock units with a loss of 10 cents at $11.90,  Lasco Distributors  finished at $3.70, with an exchange of 216,373 units, Lasco Financial settled at $4.16, trading 21,660 shares. Lasco Manufacturing  ended trading 185,100 shares, with a loss of 8 cents at $3.13,  Main Event  traded 5 cents higher at $5, with an exchange of 11,421 shares, Paramount Trading closed 1 cent higher at $2.50, with 49,500 units trading and Stationery and Office concluded trading at $6.75, with 5,000 shares changing hands.

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

 

Junior Market trading climbs – Wednesday

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed with volume rising 85 percent and value increasing 104 percent over Tuesday’s levels, but the market index lost 13.59 points to 2,953.24, down 9 percent for 2019 so far.
Trading resulted in an exchange of 2,931,075 units valued at $10,007,520 compared to 1,586,013 units at $4,904,015 on Tuesday. Investors exchanged 24 pushed securities down from 21 on Monday with prices of 8 rising 11 falling while 5 remained 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 122,128 units for an average of $416,980 in contrast to 75,524 units for an average of $233,524 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 100,529 valued $356,911 and previously 98,795 valued $352,089 for each security traded. In contrast, March closed with an average of 195,942 shares valued at $777,498 for each security traded.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 11 cents at $2.12, with 2,713 stock units changing hands, Caribbean Cream ended trading 11,800 shares with a loss of 21 cents at $5.28, Caribbean Producers finished with a loss of 2 cents at $4.60, trading 28,000 units. Consolidated Bakeries closed with a loss of 15 cents at $1.80, with the trading of 14,500 shares, Derrimon Trading ended at $2.75, with 122,000 shares crossing the exchange, Elite Diagnostic settled with a loss of 7 cents at $2.90, with an exchange of 14,865 units, Express Catering ended trading of 6,900 shares and rose 16 cents to close at $7.22. FosRich Group closed 35 cents higher at $4.50, with 118,730 shares trading, Fontana finished trading 298,868 shares and rose 20 cents to $4. GWest Corporation ended with 174 units crossing the exchange with a loss of 2 cents at $1.31, Honey Bun concluded trading 35 cents higher at $4.05, with 105,198 shares, iCreate closed at 85 cents, with an exchange of 111,400 shares, Indies Pharma closed at $3.05, with 340,930 shares changing hands. Iron Rock  settled with a loss of 5 cents at $3.45, with 1,500,000 shares. Jamaican Teas  traded 55 cents higher at $4.10, with 8,500 units, Jetcon Corporation  finished trading at $2.35, with 11,206 shares, Knutsford Express  concluded trading with a loss of 30 cents at $12, with 7,025 stock units, Lasco Distributors finished with a loss of 5 cents at $3.70, with 22,724 units changing hands. Lasco Financial  settled with an exchange of 3,295 shares and lost 24 cents at $4.16,  Lasco Manufacturing  ended trading 101,962 shares and closed 1 cent higher at $3.21,  Paramount Trading  closed 34 cents higher at $2.49, with 25,000 units changing hands. SSL Venture Capital  ended 5 cents higher at $1.60, with an exchange of 5,100 shares and tTech settled with a loss of 30 cents at $5, with 64,585 stock units changing hands. In the junior market preference segment, CAC 2000 9% closed at $1.15, trading 5,600 shares.

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

Junior Market falls over 8% for year – Friday

Junior Market stock trading.

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange declined on Friday, pulling the market down by 93.35 points for the week, with the index fallen by 8.3 percent for the year to date.
Investors exchanged 27 pushed securities down from 26 on Thursday and pushed prices of 12 down while moving 8 higher and left 6 unchanged, leading to the market index to decline 26.20 points to close at 2,977.71.
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 resulted in an exchange of 2,329,925 units valued at $9,758,045, compared to 1,300,783 units valued at $4,737,252, changing hands on Thursday. Trading ended with an average of 86,294 units for an average of $361,409 in contrast to 86,294 units for an average of $361,409 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 105,772 valued at $381,706 and previously 108,069 valued at $384,099 for each security traded. In contrast, March closed with an average of 195,942 shares valued at $777,498 for each security traded.At the close of the market,  Access Financial  closed at $45.50, with an exchange of 15,421 shares, AMG Packaging traded 13,660 stock units to end at $2.23, Caribbean Cream ended trading of 10,900 shares at $5.28, Caribbean Flavours lost 80 cents to close at $16, with 38,000 stock units changing hands. Caribbean Producers traded 29,825 units with a loss of 40 cents to end at $4.20, Derrimon Trading ended 3 cents higher at $2.75, with 129,215 shares crossing the exchange, Dolphin Cove concluded trading with 34,346 shares at $12.50, Everything Fresh finished 9 cents higher at $1.49, in an exchange of 500 stock units. Elite Diagnostic settled 11 cents higher at $2.96, trading 214,512 units, Express Catering ended trading with 87,172 shares and rose 80 cents to $7.80, FosRich Group closed at $3.90, with the swapping of 17,996 shares, Fontana lost 9 cents to end at $3.81, with 162,711 shares changing hands. General Accident closed with a loss of 55 cents at $3.95, with an exchange of 1,500 stock units. GWest Corporation ended with a loss of 5 cents at $1.30, with 25,082 units traded, Indies Pharma finished exchanging 1,128,131 shares and lost loss of 1 cent to close at $3.02, Jamaican Teas lost 5 cents to close at $4.05, with 12,257 units changing hands, Jetcon Corporation finished trading 2,000 shares and closed 8 cents higher at $2.53. Knutsford Express ended trading with 25,800 stock units to close 40 cents higher at $12.30, Lasco Distributors finished with a loss of 2 cents at $3.70, with an exchange of 55,200 units, Lasco Financial  settled with a loss of 6 cents at $4.34, with the trading of 13,647 shares, Lasco Manufacturing  ended trading with 148,000 shares at $3.21. Main Event  exchanged with 11,398 shares  and gained 35 cents in closing at $5.25, Medical Disposables  finished trading 10,477 stock units with a loss of $1.50 to $6.50, Paramount Trading   closed with a loss of 35 cents at $2.15, in exchanging 30,000 units, SSL Venture Capital  ended with a loss of 10 cents at $1.55, with the trading of 9,709 shares and Stationery and Office concluded trading with 102,096 shares and rose 1 cent to end at $6.76,. In the junior market preference segment, CAC 2000 closed at $1.15, with 370 shares passing through the market

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

Trading climbs on Junior Market – Wednesday

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange declined further on Wednesday, following Tuesday’s big fall but with a more balanced advance decline ratio, with 158 percent greater volume and at 209 percent more value.
Investors exchanged 29  securities, up from 25 on Tuesday, but pushed down prices of 10 while moving 9 higher and left 10 unchanged, leading to the market index dropping 30.97 points to close at 2,993.94, down 7.8 percent for the year to date.
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 4 with lower offers.
Trading resulted in an exchange of 4,599,999 units valued at $17,666,220 or 209 percent greater than $5,720,615 on Tuesday from 1,785,030 units changing hands. Trading ended with an average of 158,621 units for an average of $609,180 in contrast to 71,401 units for an average of $228,825 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 115,502 valued at $409,958 and previously 108,316 valued at $376,754 for each security traded. In contrast, March closed with an average of 195,942 shares valued at $777,498 for each security traded.
At the close of the market, Access Financial exchanged 27,372 shares at $45.50, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 7 cents at $2.23, with 40,500 stock units changing hands, Blue Power concluded trading with 100 units at $4.50, Caribbean Cream ended with a loss of 20 cents at $5.30, with an exchange of 17,000 shares. Caribbean Flavours lost 15 cents to close at $16.80, with 117 stock units crossing the exchange, Caribbean Producers finished trading 10,950 units, 10 cents higher at $4.70, Derrimon Trading gained 10 cents to end at $2.50, while 94,050 shares were exchanged. Everything Fresh finished with a loss of 1 cent at $1.40, with 65,492 stock units changing hands, Elite Diagnostic lost 1 cent to end at $2.90, with 19,661 units trading, Express Catering ended trading 174,327 shares, with a loss of 40 cents at $7.50, FosRich Group traded 21,204 shares with a loss of 30 cents in closing at $4. Fontana finished 20 cents higher at $4, trading 223,817 shares, General Accident closed with a loss of 20 cents at $4, with 50,300 stock units changing hands, GWest Corporation ended 5 cents higher at $1.35, with 25,000 units crossing the exchange, Honey Bun concluded trading of 5,100 shares, with a loss of 10 cents at $3.70. iCreate closed at 98 cents, with an exchange of 5,500 shares, Indies Pharma  finished at $3.03, in exchanging of 1,754,506 shares, Jamaican Teas traded 500 units 20 cents higher, at $3.70,  Jetcon Corporation  ended trading of 40,424 shares at $2.50, Key Insurance closed 5 cents higher at $3.05, with 13,000 shares crossing the exchange. KLE Group ended 5 cents higher at $2.70, with an exchange of 417 shares, Knutsford Express  concluded trading with 11,842 stock units at $11.90,  Lasco Distributors  closed at $3.70, as 1,480,615 units changed hands, Lasco Financial  settled with a loss of 40 cents at $4.10, as 26,130 shares traded. Lasco Manufacturing ended trading of 316,736 shares, at $3.21, Main Event traded 57,209 shares, 1 cent higher to end at $5.41, SSL Venture Capital rose 5 cents higher to $1.65, trading 11,530 shares and Stationery and Office concluded trading at $6.75, with 100,200 shares passing through the exchnage. In the junior market preference segment, CAC 2000 closed at $1.15, with 6,400 shares changing hands.

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

3 new additions to IC TOP 10

There are three new additions to the IC Insider.com’s TOP 10 stocks for this week, but there are no new movement in and out of the top main market stocks.
AMG Packaging moved up in price and slipped out of the top list, Caribbean Cream and Medical Disposables that climbed to $7.50 at the end of the week, were edged out.
CAC2000 returns to the TOP 10 as the price fell to $9.21 after months of absence. Pressure on revenues due to disruption in business caused by the roadworks around the area of their offices, could see this one being down in price for a while, until investors see it as just temporary. Everything Fresh makes it to the list in eight position and Jamaican Teas returns with the price hit down to $3 but closed with the bid at $3.50.
The three leading Junior Market stocks for the coming week are Caribbean Producers with projected gains of 240 percent, Elite Diagnostic with potential gains of 228 percent and CAC2000 with potential gains of 226 percent.
Victoria Mutual investments is now the top Main Market stock with 156 percent likely gain, followed by Radio Jamaica with 152 percent and Sterling Investments with potential to gain 151 percent.
The main market, closed the week with the overall PE at 13.6 and the Junior Market at just 10.3. The PE ratio for Junior Market Top 10 stocks average 6.6 and the main market PE is now 8.5. These levels, point to the huge upside for the TOP 10 stocks over the next 12 months.
The TOP 10 stocks now trade at an average discount of 36 percent to the average for the Junior Market Top stocks and main market stocks trade at a discount of 38 percent to the overall market.
TOP 10 stocks are likely to deliver the best returns within a 12 months period. Projected earnings, for each company’s current fiscal year, are used in determining, the selected stocks. The PE for and projected earnings for each stock are computed to show potential gains for the year, which are ranked in descending order. Potential values will change as stock prices fluctuate and will result in movements of the selection in and out of the lists for most weeks. Earnings per share are revised on an ongoing basis as new information is received that can result in changes in and out of the list.

This report is compiled by persons who may have interest in the securities commented on.