Junior Market takes another hit

Junior Market stock trading.

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Tuesday with a sharp drop in the market Index by 42.90 points to close at 3,448.34 as declining stocks edged out advancers by more than 2 to 1.
 IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading was negative and pointing to the possibility of more declines as 4 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 8 closing with lower offers.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 7 securities advanced, 17 declined and 6 remained unchanged with 30 securities changing hands, compared to 29 on Monday and resulting in an exchange of 2,481,939 units valued at $10,695,407 compared to 1,582,639 units valued at $10,125,399 on Monday.
Some of the selling may be due to some investors seeking funds to buy into either the Barita Investments rights issue or the QWI Investments IPO. Both issues will close this week and help ease some selling pressure.
Trading ended with an average of 82,731 units for an average of $356,514 in contrast to 54,574 units for an average of $349,152 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 1,378,282 valued at $3,071,604 and previously 1,502,456 units for $3,331,836. August ended with an average of 232,398 units valued at $1,072,851 for each traded security.
Stocks closing with price changes| Blue Power climbed $1.10 to settle at $9.50 with 6,930 shares changing hands, CAC 2000 lost $1.90 cents in trading 680 shares to close at $13.10, Caribbean Producers lost 5 cents in trading of 61,510 units at $4.75, Caribbean Cream traded 52,960 shares, after rising 90 cents to end at $5.25. Dolphin Cove lost 75 cents in trading a mere 103 shares to close at $11, Everything Fresh closed trading of 242,140 units and gained 4 cents to end at $1.29, Elite Diagnostic shed 9 cents trading of 111,207 units at $5.46, Fontana ended trading 98,204 shares, after rising 24 cents to end at $7.75. General Accident declined 79 cents in trading of 475,434 units at $5.55 after the price rose to $6.40 following the announcement of the acquisition of 55 percent interest in the Trinidad based general insurance company, Motor One Insurance. GWest Corporation closed with a loss of 15 cents at $1.05, in swapping of 45,274, shares, Honey Bun declined 19 cents in trading 54,375 units at $5.81, iCreate declined 2 cents in trading 172,657 units at 77 cents, Indies Pharma traded 26,887 shares for 6 cents lower to settle at $3.37. Iron Rock Insurance exchanged 3,000 shares after rising 59 cents to end at $3.95, Jamaican Teas declined by 30 cents to settle at $6 in trading 362,394 shares, Knutsford Express fell 10 cents in trading of 5,641 units at $10.90, Key Insurance lost 20 cents in trading 100 shares to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $2.80. Limners and Bards lost 4 cents trading 165,769 units at $2.96, Lasco Distributors ended with a loss of 1 cent at $3.49 with 54,665 stock units changing hands, Lasco Financial dipped 50 cents in trading of 212,070 units to end at $4.50. Lasco Manufacturing dipped 21 cents in exchanging 25,049 units at $5.30, Main Event closed 95 cents higher at $6.95, with 1,000 stock units trading, Stationery and Office Supplies declined by $1.95 to settle at $11.05 but with 7,594 shares being traded and tTech closed trading of 355 units and gaining 89 cents to end at $5.90.

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

Junior Market down but set to rise

The Junior Market Index slipped on Friday but IC bid-offer Indicator with a reading of 10 to 2 points to a positive opening for the market on Monday.
Trading ended with 24 securities changing hands up from 26 on Thursday and closing with prices of 10 securities advancing, 12 declining and 2 remaining unchanged. The Junior Market Index declined by 22.10 points to 3,460.88 as investors exchanged 1,829,747 units valued at $8,214,344 compared to 2,691,652 shares valued at $16,496,762 on Thursday.  
Trading ended with an average of 76,239 units at $342,264 for each security traded, in contrast to 246,113 units for an average of $1,216,423 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 1,650,303 units valued at $3,636,406 and previously 1,795,602 units valued at $3,940,480 for each security traded. In contrast, August ended with an average of 232,398 units valued at $1,072,851 for each traded security.
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 2 closing with lower offers.
Stocks closing with price changes| AMG Packaging declined by 2 cents to settle at $2 after trading 5,526 shares, Blue Power closed trading of 62,700 units with gain of 15 cents to end at $9, CAC 2000 climbed $1.90 to settle at $15 with 30,130 shares changing hands, Caribbean Producers lost 3 cents in trading 33,760 units at $4.75. Consolidated Bakeries ended with a loss of 1 cent at $1.70 with 168,400 stock units changing hands, Derrimon Trading closed trading of 400,200 units resulting in a gain of 7 cents to end at $2.54, Everything Fresh ended with a loss of 1 cent at $1.31 with 191,210 stock units. Elite Diagnostic ended trading with 23,041 shares, after rising 3 cents to end at $5.45, Fosrich lost 4 cents in trading 42,392 shares to close at 5.30 cents, Fontana closed 15 cents higher at $8, with 191,870 stock units crossing the exchange. General Accident lost 35 cents at $6, in swapping of 100 shares, Honey Bun dipped 89 cents in trading 8,000 units at $5.51, Indies Pharma traded 51,075 units and gained 11 cents to end at $3.40, Iron Rock Insurance lost 57 cents in trading of 7,700 units at $3.36, ISP Finance lost 2 cents in trading 200 units at $25. Jamaican Teas shed 49 cents in exchanging 278,205 units at $6.50, Jetcon Corporation dipped 10 cents in trading of 40,000 units at $1.80, Limners and Bards lost 4 cents with 55,005 shares changing hands to close at $3.01, Lasco Distributors traded 27,450 units and gained 1 cent to end at $3.51. Lasco Financial climbed 40 cents and exchanged 39,675 shares at $5.40, Lasco Manufacturing climbed 2 cents trading 89,900 shares at $5.52 and Stationery and Office Supplies closed 33 cents higher at $12.83, with 10,150 stock units changing hands.

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

Junior Market makes some recovery – Thursday

The Junior Market Index made a partial recovery on Thursday from the big 73 points fall on Wednesday and rose 41.16 points to close at 3,482.98 but with an equal number of stocks rising and falling.
The market ended trading with 26 securities changing hands and leading to the prices of 10 securities advancing, 10 falling and 6 remaining unchanged. Investors exchanged 2,691,652 shares valued at $16,496,762 compared to 2,931,663 units valued at $14,603,294 trading from 31 securities on Wednesday.
Trading ended with an average of 246,113 units for an average of $1,216,423 in contrast to 86,827 units for an average of $532,154 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 1,795,602 units valued at $3,940,480 and previously 1,967,767 units valued at $4,243,153 for each security traded. In contrast, August ended with an average of 232,398 units valued at $1,072,851 for each traded security.
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 2 closing with lower offers.
Stocks closing with price changes| CAC 2000 dropped $1.40 in exchanging 120 shares to close at $13.10, Caribbean Producers lost 2 cents trading 238,262 units to finish at $4.78, Consolidated Bakeries lost 27 cents in trading 85,000 shares to close at $1.71, Derrimon Trading declined by 3 cents to settle at $2.47 with 163,871 units changing hands. Everything Fresh dipped 13 cents in trading of 12,180 units and ended at $1.32, Elite Diagnostic closed 12 cents higher at $5.42, with 86,431 stock units trading. Fosrich traded 52,668 units and gained 39 cents to end at $5.34, Fontana closed with 88,657 units trading and gained 25 cents to end at $7.85, General Accident exchanged 55,088 shares, after rising 72 cents to end at $6.35, GWest Corporation lost 10 cents in trading 101,929 shares to close at $1.15. Honey Bun climbed 80 cents and exchanged 18,200 shares to finish at $6.40, Indies Pharma dipped 21 cents in trading of 90,939 units at $3.29, Iron Rock Insurance climbed 45 cents and exchanged 42,300 shares at $3.93, Jamaican Teas dropped 98 cents in trading of 485,457 units to close at $6.99. Jetcon Corporation lost 25 cents in trading of 48,000 units at $1.90, Limners and Bards ended trading with 228,456 shares, after rising 8 cents to end at $3.05, Lasco Distributors climbed 35 cents and exchanged 1,154,277 shares at $3.50. Lasco Financial shed 28 cents in trading of 17,720 units at $5, Lasco Manufacturing closed trading of 1,855,600 units and gained 39 cents to end at $5.50 and tTech gained 1 cent to end at $5.01, in trading 10,956 shares.

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

Junior Market suffers sharp drop – Wednesday

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Prices declined across the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Wednesday with 31 securities changing hands and leading to the prices of 4 securities advancing, 20 falling and 7 remaining unchanged with the Junior Market Index diving 72.87 points to 3,441.82.
Investors exchanged 2,691,652 shares valued at $16,496,761.57 compared to 2,931,663 units valued at $14,603,294 trading from 29 securities on Tuesday.  The selloff in the market that comes with the release of the prospectus on Monday for the sale of shares in QWI Investments, is consistent with recent trends as some investors seek funds to invest new share issue.
Trading ended with an average of 86,827 units for an average of $532,154 in contrast to 101,092 units for an average of $503,562 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 1,967,767 units valued at $4,243,153 and previously 2,255,004 units valued at $4,809,858 for each security traded. In contrast, August ended with an average of 232,398 units valued at $1,072,851 for each traded security.
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 1 closing with a lower offer.
Stocks closing with price changes| Blue Power ended with a loss of 1 cent at $8.85 with 20,336 stock units changing hands, CAC 2000 closed with a loss of 50 cents at $14.50, swapping 31,459 shares, Caribbean Flavours shed $2.25 in trading 10,000 units to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $12.75. Cargo Handlers closed trading of 164 units and gained 45 cents to end at $9.45, Consolidated Bakeries ended with a loss of 1 cent at $1.98 with 2,049 stock units changing hands, Derrimon Trading dipped 5 cents in trading of 3,153 units at $2.50. Everything Fresh ended trading with 70,439 shares, after rising 5 cents to end at $1.45, Elite Diagnostic closed with a loss of 70 cents at $5.30 in swapping of 6,000 shares, Fontana lost 20 cents trading 186,108 units at $7.60, Fosrich ended market activity exchanging 172,678 shares to close at $4.95 after falling 35 cents. General Accident fell 74 cents trading of 3,302 units at $5.63, Honey Bun fell $1.05 trading of 600 units to close at $5.60, iCreate lost 3 cents exchanging 12,083 units at 80 cents, Indies Pharma lost 5 cents in trading of 41,565 units at $3.50. Jamaican Teas closed 47 cents higher at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $7.97, with 629,009 stock units changing, hands, Jetcon Corporation shed 4 cents in trading of 81,058 units to end at $2.15, Limners and Bards lost 3 cents in trading 382,871 shares to close at $2.97. Lasco Distributors lost 19 cents in swapping 1,723 shares to close at $3.15, Lasco Financial ended trading with 717 shares, after rising 27 cents to end at $5.28, Lasco Manufacturing shed 58 cents in trading of 3,500 units at $5.11, Main Event ended market activity exchanging 156,203 shares to close at $6.50 after falling 2 cents. Paramount Trading exchanged 10,000 shares to close at $1.78 after falling 22 cents, Stationery and Office Supplies ended with a loss of 1 cent at $12.50 with 57,593 stock units changing hands and tTech lost 1 cent to close at $5 with 1,000 stock units changing hands.

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

Junior Market slides on lower volume

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Monday with 30 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 2,753,477 units valued at $12,406,027 compared to 6,535,788 units valued at $30,540,149 on Friday.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 11 securities advanced, 16 declined and 3 remained unchanged with the Junior Market Index declining 25.29 points to close at 3,520.91.
Trading ended with an average of 91,783 units for an average of $413,534 in contrast to 242,066 units for an average of $1,131,117 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 2,613,989 units valued at $5,527,574 and previously 3,139,449 units valued at $6,592,999 for each security traded. In contrast, August ended with an average of 232,398 units valued at $1,072,851 for each traded security.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 7 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 closing with lower offers.
Stocks closing with price changes| AMG Packaging ended market activity exchanging 315,138 shares to close at $2.25 after falling 5 cents, Blue Power gained $1.49 to end at $8.49, trading 4,982 shares, Cargo Handlers declined 25 cents in trading of 1,151 units at $9, Caribbean Cream dropped $1.15 to settle at $4.35 with 16,000 shares changing hands. Consolidated Bakeries ended market activity exchanging 1,370 shares to close at $1.71 after falling 28 cents, Derrimon Trading exchanged 374,613 units and gained 20 cents to end at $2.70, Express Catering ended with 14,100 shares changing hands to close at $6.90 after falling 10 cents. Everything Fresh gained 1 cent to end at $1.37, after trading 91,679 shares, Elite Diagnostic exchanged 155,002 shares to close at $6.20 after falling 30 cents, Fosrich closed 42 cents higher at $5.27, with 29,150 stock units trading, Fontana ended market activity exchanging 311,985 shares to close at $8 after falling 53 cents. General Accident closed trading of 112,000 units and gained 84 cents to end at $6.39, Gwest Corporation closed trading of 5,271 units and gained 9 cents to end at $1.30, Honey Bun declined 50 cents to settle at $6.50 while 70,100 shares, were exchanged, iCreate declined 8 cents to 75 cents trading of 90,942 units. Indies Pharma closed trading of 142,496 units after gaining 26 cents to end at $3.60, Iron Rock Insurance closed with a loss of 70 cents at $3.40, after swapping 7,200 shares, Jamaican Teas climbed 20 cents and exchanged 102,303 shares at $6.30. Key Insurance climbed 25 cents and traded 100 shares at $3.25, KLE Group closed 5 cents higher at $2, with 4,781 stock units changing hands. Lasco Distributors declined by 15 cents to settle at $3.35 as investors exchanged 27,321 shares, Lasco Financial dropped 78 cents in trading of 118,051 units to close at $4.72, Lasco Manufacturing declined 10 cents in trading of 201,445 units to finish at $5.60. Main Event shed 10 cents in trading of 3,400 units at $7, Medical Disposables closed with a loss of $2.50 at $5.60 after swapping of 20,000 shares, Stationery and Office Supplies lost 16 cents trading of 8,121 units to end at $12.83 and tTech ended market activity exchanging 42,000 shares to close at $6 after falling 55 cents.

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

Junior Market back to normal – Thursday

The Junior Market returned to normal trading levels on Thursday after investors exchanged 432 million shares in Derrimon Trading on Wednesday to swell the total volume passing through the market.
Trading ended with an exchange of 3,507,923 units valued at $11,169,576 compared to 435,728,487 units valued at $875,729,654 from 28 securities changing hands on Wednesday.
At the close of market activities, 32 securities changed hands, with the prices of 9 advancing, 13 declining and 10 remaining unchanged. The Junior Market Index lost 7.43 points to close at 3,548.91.
Trading ended with an average of 109,623 units for an average of $349,049 in contrast to 15,561,732 units for an average of $31,276,059 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 3,808,076 units valued at $7,853,433 and previously 5,200,435 units valued $10,678,613 for each security traded. In contrast, August ended with an average of 232,398 units valued at $1,072,851 for each traded security.
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 5 closing with lower offers.
Stocks closing with price changes| Blue Power ended market activity in exchanging 35,954 shares to close at $7 after falling 20 cents, CAC 2000 closed trading of 10,000 units and gained 50 cents to end at $15, Consolidated Bakeries exchanged 700 shares, after rising 19 cents to end at $1.99. Derrimon Trading rose 29 cents to end at $2.49 after an exchange of 121,847 shares, Everything Fresh traded 27,142 units and gained 4 cents to end at $1.40, Elite Diagnostic declined by 10 cents and settled at $6.40 with 62,000 shares changing hands. General Accident fell 27 cents in trading 129,300 units at $5.73, GWest Corporation dipped 13 cents in exchanging 65,987 units at $1.21, Honey Bun closed with a loss of 19 cents at $6.81 swapping 17,350 shares, iCreate shed 3 cents in trading 43,959 units at 80 cents. Indies Pharma closed trading of 84,468 units and gained 40 cents to end at $3.69, Iron Rock Insurance climbed 10 cents and exchanged 129 shares at $4.10, Jamaican Teas declined by 5 cents to settle at $6 in trading 91,077 shares, Jetcon Corporation closed trading of 1,857,700 units and gained 25 cents to end at $2.10. KLE Group shed 5 cents in trading of 500 units at $1.95, Limners and Bards ended market activity exchanging 270,872 shares to close at $3 after falling 11 cents, Lasco Distributors dipped 20 cents in trading of 60,055 units at $3.30, Lasco Manufacturing lost 99 cents in trading 222,904 shares to close at 5.01 cents. Medical Disposables ended trading with 21,400 shares, after rising 70 cents to end at $8.10, Paramount Trading ended with a rise of 22 cents with $2.2073,425 shares changing hands and tTech Limited ended market activity exchanging 16,000 shares to close at $5.80 after falling $1.14.

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

 

More declines for Junior Market – Tuesday

Mayberry tried trading 420m Derrimon Trading shares but the transaction was disqualified.

The Junior Market Index declined by 29.09 points to close at 3,519.95 on Tuesday with volume rising 37 percent over Monday’s level resulting in a 10 percent increase the value traded over Monday.
Investors exchanged 3,646,455 units valued at $16,744,218 compared to 2,662,027 units valued at $15,208,221 on Monday. At the close of market activities, 27 securities changed hands versus 30 changing hands on Monday and resulted in 10 advancing, 13 declining and 4 remaining unchanged at the close on Tuesday.
An average of 135,054 units for an average of $620,156 traded, in contrast to an average of 88,734 units at $506,941 on Monday for each security traded. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 110,675 valued at $560,569 for each security traded. In contrast, August ended with an average of 232,398 units valued at $1,072,851 for each traded security.
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 4 closing with lower offers.
Stocks closing with price changes| Blue Power ended market activity exchanging 3,550 shares to close at $7.49 after falling 41 cents, Caribbean Producers closed trading of 50,676 units and gained 5 cents to end at $4.80, Consolidated Bakeries ended with a loss of 1 cent at $1.99 with 350 stock units changing hands. Dolphin Cove lost 24 cents trading of 1,267 units at $11.75, Derrimon Trading lost 35 cents in exchanging 113,198 shares to close at $2.15 after Mayberry Investment tried to trade 420 million units at $1.90, but the transaction was canceled for apparently breaching the 30 percent daily price movement limit. Computation of the lowest level the stock could trade puts it was below $1.90. Express Catering climbed 10 cents and exchanged 81,030 shares at $6.50. Elite Diagnostic climbed 11 cents and exchanged 7,000 shares at $6.31, Fosrich declined 24 cents in trading of 295,386 units at $5.26, Fontana climbed 20 cents and exchanged 339,978 shares at $8.50, General Accident fell 50 cents in trading of 636,000 units at $5.50. Honey Bun lost 7 cents in trading 7,500 shares to close at 7 cents, iCreate closed with a loss of 5 cents at 82 cents, in swapping of 92,486 shares, Indies Pharma lost 10 cents in trading of 136,276 units o end tat $3.40, Iron Rock Insurance dipped 20 cents in exchanging of 2,862 units at $4. ISP Finance jumped $3.49 to end at $21 with 3,000 stock units trading, Jamaican Teas traded 121,817 shares and rose 10 cents to end at $6, Jetcon Corporation fell 22 cents to end at $1.98, with 22,800 units crossing the exchange, Limners and Bards closed 18 cents higher at $3.18, with 34,438 stock units changing hands. Lasco Distributors closed trading of 1,397,412 units and gained 7 cents to end at $3.37. Lasco Financial dipped 5 cents in trading of 12,618 units at $5.50, Lasco Manufacturing climbed 20 cents and exchanged 220,077 shares to end at $5.70, Paramount Trading ended trading 1,474 shares, after rising 38 cents to end at $1.98 and Stationery and Office Supplies ended with a loss of 1 cent at $12.49 with 5,550 stock units changing hands.

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

Junior Market closed down – Monday

The Junior Market Index declined by 36.90 points to close at 3,549.04 on Monday with 30 securities changing hands with declining stocks clobbered rising stocks 2 to 1 with a number of prices falling sharply.
Trading ended with the prices of 7 securities advancing, 16 declining and 7 remaining unchanged as 2,662,027 units valued at $15,208,221 crossed the exchange compared to 12,721,566 units valued at $72,975,684 from 31 securities changing hands on Friday.
Trading ended with an average of 88,734 units at $506,941 for each security traded in contrast to 410,373 units for an average of $2,354,054 on Friday. In contrast, August ended with an average of 232,398 units valued at $1,072,851 for each security traded.
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 4 closing with lower offers.
Stocks closing with price changes| AMG Packaging lost 4 cents trading of 22,196 units at $2.25, Blue Power lost 10 cents in trading 4,367 shares to close at $7.90, CAC 2000 dropped $1.50 while exchanging a mere 300 shares to close at $14.50, Cargo Handlers fell $1.32 with 2,000 units changing hands at $9.25. Derrimon Trading fell 30 cents in trading 10,053 units at $2.50, Dolphin Cove ended with a loss of 1 cent at $11.99 with 688 stock units changing hands, Express Catering declined by 10 cents to settle at $6.40 as investors swapped 69,253 shares, Elite Diagnostic close with a loss of 79 cents at $6.20, exchanging 350,439 shares. Fosrich lost 20 cents trading of 24,914 units at $5.50, Fontana closed trading of 384,318 units and gained 10 cents to end at $8.30, Honey Bun closed 7 cents higher at $7.07, with 15,000 stock units trading, Indies Pharma ended trading with 31,570 shares, after rising 8 cents to end at $3.50. Jamaican Teas closed with 79,902 units changing hands and gained 5 cents to end at $5.90, Key Insurance lost 25 cents in trading 5,000 shares to close at $3, Knutsford Express lost 55 cents to end at $11.95, trading 1,300 shares, Limners and Bards ended market activity exchanging 374,926 shares to close at $3 after falling 20 cents. Lasco Distributors fell 2 cents trading 103,744 units at $3.30. Lasco Financial closed with a gain of 55 cents in trading of 12,100 units to end at $5.55, Lasco Manufacturing shed 10 cents exchanging 65,784 units at $5.50, Medical Disposables closed with a loss of $1.19 cents to close at $7.40, in the swapping of 1,000 shares. Main Event closed trading of 33,984 units and gained 14 cents to end at $7, Paramount Trading dipped 39 cents with 22,171 units changing hands at $1.60 and Stationery and Office Supplies added just 1 cent to end at $12.50, in trading 100 shares.

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

Junior Market closed on a high- Friday

Jamaican Teas traded the most shares on Thursday

Jamaican Teas CEO, John Mahfood – the company had the largest volume traded on Friday with a director selling the bulk of it.

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Friday after a big rise in the level of trading with Jamaican Teas dominating with 10 million units and Caribbean Producers 1 million units.
Trading ended with 31 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 12,721,566 units valued at $72,975,684 compared to 3,173,551 units valued at $18,232,682 from 28 securities trading on Thursday. Market activities ended with prices of 10 securities rising, 10 falling and 11 remaining unchanged with the Junior Market Index adding 26.63 points to 3,585.94. The market gained 123.40 points or 4 percent for August and is up 10.4 percent for the year to date.
Trading ended with an average of 410,373 units at $2,354,054 for each security traded, in contrast to 113,341 units for an average of $651,167 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 232,398 units valued at $1,072,851 and previously 223,248 units at $1,006,985 for each stock traded. In contrast, July ended with an average of 138,412 units at $563,215 for each security traded.
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 5 closing with lower offers.
Stocks closing with price changes|Blue Power dropped 50 cents in trading of 13,261 units in closing at $8, Cargo Handlers declined 43 cents exchanging 2,000 shares to settle at $10.57, Consolidated Bakeries closed with a loss of 7 cents at $2, swapping of 100 shares. Everything Fresh ended with a loss of 1 cent at $1.39 with 12,000 stock units changing hands, Elite Diagnostic fell 1 cent to close at $6.99 with 6,630 stock units changing hands, Fontana ended trading with 310,347 shares, after rising 20 cents to end at $8.20. iCreate ended with a loss of 1 cent at 87 cents with 6,059 stock units changing hands, Indies Pharma ended trading with 3,970 shares, after rising 2 cents to end at $3.42, Iron Rock Insurance closed 20 cents higher at $4.20, with 300 stock units trading, ISP Finance lost $3.49 in trading 556 shares to close at $17.51. Jamaican Teas declined 5 cents to settle at $5.85 in trading 10,134,244 shares. Jetcon Corporation climbed 20 cents and exchanged 28,011 shares at $2.20, Knutsford Express climbed $1.30 to settle at $12.50 with 22,223 shares changing hands, Limners and Bards ended trading with 356,168 shares, after rising 10 cents to end at $3.20, Lasco Distributors exchanged of 75,626 units and gained 12 cents to end at $3.32. Lasco Financial ended market activity exchanging 55,470 shares to close at $5 after falling 15 cents, Lasco Manufacturing climbed 30 cents with 178,292 shares crossing the exchange at $5.60 at the close, Medical Disposables gained $1.09 to end at $8.59 with 30,144 stock units trading. Paramount Trading ended with a loss of 1 cent at $1.99 with 33,800 stock units changing hands and Stationery and Office Supplies ended with a loss of 1 cent at $12.49 with 25,691 stock units changing hands. In the junior market preference segment, CAAC 2000 gained 24 cents exchanging just 100 shares at $1.14.

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

Junior Market down for second day – Thursday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market Index declined 17.30 points to close at 3,559.31 on Thursday, with 28 securities trading with the prices of 10 securities rising, 12 declining and 6 remaining unchanged.
At the close of market activities,  3,173,551 units valued at $18,232,682 traded, compared to 3,564,010 units valued at $18,775,947 from 31 securities changing hands on Wednesday.
Trading ended with an average of 113,341 units for an average of $651,167 in contrast to 114,968 units for an average of $605,676 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 223,248 units at $1,006,985 and previously 228,600 units at $1,024,311 for each security traded. July ended with an average of 138,412 units at $563,215 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 4 stocks closing with higher bids than their last selling prices and 2 that closed with lower offers.
Stocks ending with price changes| AMG Packaging ended trading with a loss of 1 cent at $2.29 with 41,456 stock units changing hands, Blue Power dipped 49 cents in trading 3,684 units at $8.50, Caribbean Cream closed 22 cents higher at $5.50, with 8,301 stock units trading, Caribbean Producers shed 3 cents exchanging 63,197 units at $4.75. Consolidated Bakeries ended trading with 800 shares, after rising 1 cent to end at $2.07, Dolphin Cove closed 25 cents higher at $12, with 7,975 stock units crossing the exchange, Derrimon Trading swapped 10,000 shares and rose 10 cents to end at $2.80. Elite Diagnostic ended trading with 152,751 shares, after rising 1 cent to close at $7, Fontana declined 50 cents in exchanging 240,434 units at $8, General Accident ended market activity with 9,350 shares changing hands to close at $6 after falling 20 cents, GWest Corporation climbed 1 cent and exchanged 500 shares at $1.30. Indies Pharma lost 2 cents in trading 284,628 shares to close at $3.40, Iron Rock Insurance ended market activity exchanging 136,626 shares to close at $4 after falling 20 cents, Jamaican Teas ended with a loss of 1 cent at $5.90 with 1,865,619 stock units changing hands. Knutsford Express ended trading with 81,435 shares, after rising 10 cents to end at $11.20, Limners and Bards closed 9 cents higher at $3.10, with an exchange of 150,067 stock units, Lasco Distributors lost 30 cents in trading of 5,440 units at $3.20, Lasco Financial swapped 55,899 shares, after rising 5 cents to end at $5.15. Lasco Manufacturing shed 20 cents and ended market activity exchanging 7,998 shares to close at $5.30. Main Event ended trading with 4,510 shares, after rising 26 cents at $6.86, Stationery and Office Supplies gained 49 cents to end at $12.50 with an exchange of 3,984 shares and tTech ended market activity with 11,720 shares changing hands to close at $6.70 after falling 25 cents.

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