Junior Market closes in on 2,600 mark

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended trading on Friday, with the market rising after slightly more stocks rose than declined, after investors exchanged 83 percent more shares, valued 185 higher than on Thursday.
Trading ended with 32 securities changing hands, similar to Thursday and ended with the prices of 10 stocks rising, eight declining and 14 with prices remaining unchanged. At the close, the Junior Market Index increased 25.76 points to settle at 2,590.03, and the average PE Ratio of the market ended at 10.7 based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 2,937,362 shares for $11,279,065 compared to 1,607,258 units at $3,954,220 on Thursday.
Mailpac Group led trading with 850,762 shares for 29 percent of total volume followed by Limners and Bards with 344,149 units for 11.7 percent of the day’s trade and Caribbean Cream with 306,317 units for 10.4 percent market share.
An average of 91,793 units changed hands at $352,471, in contrast to an average of 50,227 shares at $123,569 on Thursday. An average of 249,987 units at $688,727 for the month to date, in comparison to 257,292 units at $701,029. Trading in June resulted in an average of 245,049 units at $689,955 trading.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows six stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial jumped by $2.55 to end at $26.05 while exchanging 33,539 stock units, AMG Packaging carved out a gain of 10 cents to settle at $1.73 trading ten stocks, Cargo Handlers advanced 99 cents to close at $7.39, with 7,784 stock units clearing the market. Caribbean Assurance Brokers added 1 cent in ending at $2.25 with an exchange of 2,250 shares, Caribbean Cream gained 15 cents to settle at $4 after exchanging 306,317 stock units, Dolphin Cove fell 5 cents to end at $7.45 after trading ten shares. Everything Fresh dropped 4 cents to settle at 75 cents in an exchange of 173,531 stock units; Express Catering lost 1 cent to settle at $4.06, finishing, with 2,250 shares changing hands, Fosrich advanced by 9 cents to $3.89 in an exchange of 280,701 stock units. General Accident fell 1 cent to close at $7.04, with 500 stocks passing through the market; Honey Bun lost 9 cents to end at $5.30 after 7,700 units crossed the market, Iron Rock Insurance dropped 80 cents to close at $3, with 3,636 stocks changing hands. Jamaican Teas fell 6 cents to close at $4.89 in an exchange of 29,780 shares, Knutsford Express advanced by 90 cents to settle at $7.90 trading 266,086 units, Limners and Bards gained 29 cents to end at $2.80 in exchanging 344,149 shares. Mailpac Group rose 5 cents to close at $2.15 850,762 shares changing hands, Medical Disposables added 1 cent to settle at $5 in exchanging 84,753 stock units and tTech fell 60 cents to $6.70 trading 160,923 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Big day for Junior Market

The Junior Market recorded gains at the close of trading on Wednesday, with the prices of the two largest Lasco companies rising, following the release of positive first-quarter profit results.

Lasco Manufacturing rose on Junior Market on Wednesday following Q1 profit release.

Trading ended, with 33 securities changing hands, one more than on Tuesday, with the prices of 17 stocks rising, eight stocks declining and eight remaining with unchanged prices.
At the close, the market Index rose 31.93 to close at 2,564.93 and the average PE Ratio of the Junior Market ended at 10.8 based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 2,711,361 shares for $8,041,179 compared to 7,640,477 units at $18,768,624 on Tuesday.
Lasco Distributors led trading with 444,945 shares for 16.4 percent of total volume, followed by Caribbean Producers with 441,603 units for 16.3 percent of the day’s trade and Fosrich with 306,610 units for 11.3 percent market share.
An average of 82,162 units changed hands at $243,672 on Wednesday, in contrast to an average of 238,765 at $586,519 on Tuesday. An average of 267,316 units traded at $728,746 for the month to date, in contrast to 277,046 units at $745,046. In comparison, June ended, with an average of 245,049 units trading at $689,955.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows two stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and six with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging fell 2 cents to end at $1.63, with 8,471 stock units changing hands, Blue Power added 1 cent to close at $3.30 with investors swapping 69,984 units, Cargo Handlers climbed 60 cents to $7.10, with 500 shares changing hands. Caribbean Assurance Brokers lost 10 cents in closing at $2.15 in trading 6,100 units, Caribbean Cream shed 27 cents ending at $3.58 with investors switching ownership of 57,700 stock units. Caribbean Flavours climbed 57 cents in closing at $12.07 and trading 800 units, Caribbean Producers ended 1 cent higher at $2.39 with an exchange of 441,603 shares, Everything Fresh rose 2 cents to 67 cents in trading 161,764 stock units. Express Catering carved out a gain of 9 cents to close at $4.09, with 7,900 stock units crossing the exchange, Fontana gained 5 cents in closing at $5.05 with an exchange of 33,420 units, General Accident rose 20 cents to close at $7.15 after exchanging 116,000 stock units. GWest Corporation gained 2 cents to settle at 89 cents, with 2,098 shares changing hands, iCreate shed 2 cents to end at 54 cents in trading 45,143 units and Iron Rock Insurance shed 9 cents to end at $3.80 with investors swapping 3,100 stock units.
In the preference share segments, CAC 2000 9.5% fell 5 cents to settle at 95 cents and clearing the market with 51,000 units.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market could jump Wednesday

The Junior Market concluded trading with 32 securities changing hands compared to 32 on Monday, with the Market Index slipping 19.21 points to settle at 2,533.00. The market could get a big jolt in Wednesday trading, with two Lasco companies releasing strong results after the market closed.

Two Lasco companies posted good Q1 results.

Lasco Distributors’ profit jumped sharply by 57 percent on a combination of reduced cost. It increased revenues to $258 million while the manufacturing company posted a 21 percent increase in profit to $342 million with modestly rising sales and reduced cost.
In trading on Tuesday, the market ended with the prices of 10 stocks rising, 16 declining and six remaining unchanged and the average PE Ratio of the Junior Market ended at 10.7 based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Market activities ended with an exchange of 7,640,477 shares for $18,768,624 compared to 5,577,292 units at $13,949,566 on Monday.
Caribbean Producers led trading with 5.24 million shares for 69 percent of total volume, followed by Lasco Distributors with 429,766 units for 5.6 percent of the day’s trade and Mailpac Group with 314,557 units for 4 percent market share.
Investors exchanged an average of 238,765 units at $586,519 in contrast to 174,290 at $435,924 for each security traded on Monday.  An average of 277,046 units traded at $754,046 for the month to date, in contrast to 279,101 units at $746,924 previously. Trading in June resulted in an average of 245,049 units at $689,955 trading.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading was flashing negative signal, with only two stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and seven with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging carved out a loss 10 cents in finishing at $1.65 with 2,451 shares traded, Blue Power declined by 1 cent to end at $3.29 in exchanging 104,343 shares, Cargo Handlers dropped $1.10 to settle at $6.50 with investors transferring 1,765 stock units. Caribbean Cream fell 14 cents in closing at $3.85 with 30,204 shares changing hands, Caribbean Flavours jumped $1 to finish at $11.50 in exchanging 3,000 shares, Caribbean Producers gained 3 cents to settle at $2.38 with 5,243,275 units traded. Derrimon Trading gained 14 cents to close at $2.39 after exchanging 31,300 units, Dolphin Cove climbed 59 cents to end at $7.59 with 200 shares changing hands, Everything Fresh slipped 8 cents to 65 cents and clearing the market with 106,923 units. Express Catering declined by 9 cents to close at $4 with 13,342 shares traded, Fontana lost 8 cents to settle at $5 in an exchange of 141,876 shares, General Accident increased 25 cents to $6.95 with 52,270 stock units changing hands. GWest Corporation declined 1 cent to close at 87 cents with investors swapping 15,622 stock units, iCreate added 2 cents to end at 56 cents with investors transferring 1,460 units, Indies Pharma climbed 10 cents to $3 with 60,000 shares passing through the market. Jamaican Teas fell 1 cent to $4.99 trading 119,441 stock units, Jetcon Corporation gained 10 cents to close at $1.02 with an exchange of 6,800 units, Lasco Distributors advanced 15 cents to settle at $3, trading 429,766 stock units. Lasco Financial fell 14 cents to close at $2.41 with 20,750 units traded, Lasco Manufacturing declined by 10 cents to close at $3.55 with an exchange of 92,236 stock units, Lumber Depot declined by 5 cents to end at 99 cents after investors transferred 191,852 stock units. Mailpac Group increased 12 cents to close at $2.12, with 314,557 units passing through the market, Main Event slipped 1 cent to settle at $3.99 in exchanging 96,123 shares, Medical Disposables dropped 90 cents to close at $5 with 239,464 stock units changing hands and Stationery and Office Supplies fell 38 cents to end at $5.60 with 56,101 units crossing the exchange.
In the preference segment, CAC 2000 9.5% declined by 15 cents to close at $1 while trading 48,800 shares.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Bulls & bears struggle for Junior Market

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It was another day of struggle for the Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market bears held the upper had on Friday as the market continues its battle, with bulls moving the market up, followed by bears pulling it down.
At the close, the Junior Market Index lost 26.95 points to 2,555.47, and the average PE Ratio of the Junior Market ended at 10.8 based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings. Trading ended with 32 securities changing hands compared to 29 and ended with the prices of eight stocks rising, the prices of 17 declining and seven with prices remaining unchanged.
Investors exchanged 1,406,824 shares for $4,933,149 compared to 5,119,129 units at $18,508,860 on Thursday.
Mailpac Group led trading with 320,693 shares for 22.8 percent of total volume, followed by Fosrich with 239,780 units for 17 percent of the day’s trade and Fontana with 215,000 units for 15.3 percent market share.
An average of 43,963 units at $154,161, in contrast to an average of 176,522 at $638,237 on Thursday. An average of 285,048 units at $782,092 for the month to date, in contrast to 299,549 units at $819,862. Trading in June resulted in an average of 245,049 units at $689,955 trading.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows two stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and none with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial shed $2.48 to close at $23.50 with investors swapping 930 stock units, AMG Packaging fell 6 cents to end at $1.74, with just 40 units changing hands, Blue Power dropped by 20 cents to $3.40 in an exchange of 55,967 stock units. Cargo Handlers rose $1.20 to settle at $7.70 with investors swapping 140 stock units, Caribbean Assurance Brokers carved out a loss 10 cents to settle at $2.15 with investors switching ownership of 10,795 stock units. Caribbean Cream fell 21 cents to close at $3.65 with an exchange of 9,591 shares, Caribbean Producers gained 3 cents to close at $2.43 while exchanging 43,850 stock units, Derrimon Trading fell 20 cents in closing at $2.30 trading 15,373 units. Express Catering lost 1 cent to end at $4.31 in trading 600 units, Fontana carved out a loss 3 cents to close at $5.05 in exchanging 215,000 units, Fosrich increased 6 cents in ending at $3.80 after exchanging 239,780 stock units. General Accident shed 30 cents to end at $6.65 in an exchange of 54,881 shares, Honey Bun increased by 4 cents to settle at $5.30, with 2,010 units changing hands, iCreate after rising 2 cents settled at 54 cents in exchanging 525 stock units. Jamaican Teas carved out a loss 6 cents in closing at $4.99, with 9,861 units changing hands, Jetcon Corporation shed 8 cents to end at 94 cents and cleared the market with 500 units, Lasco Financial lost 5 cents closing at $2.50 and crossing the exchange with 53,577 units. Lasco Manufacturing declined by 9 cents to settle at $3.56, with investors switching ownership of 79,722 stock units, Limners and Bards dropped by 4 cents to close at $2.65 in an exchange of 12,702 shares, Lumber Depot gained 1 cent in ending at $1.05 with 36,832 units crossing the market. Mailpac Group rose 6 cents to close at $2.14, trading 320,693 units, SSL Venture increased 9 cents in closing at 87 cents with investors switching ownership of just one stock unit. Stationery and Office Supplies shed 2 cents to settle at $5.90 after exchanging 2,800 shares and tTech shed 50 cents to end at $6 500, with stock units changing hands.
In the preference segment, CAC 2000, 9.5% carved out a loss of 5 cents to end at $1.15, with 700 units crossing the exchange.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market in big recovery

Trading ended on the Junior Market, with a surge in the market index as it recovered a sizable portion of the amounts lost on Tuesday as investors exchanged 62 percent fewer securities than on Tuesday.
At the close, the Junior Market Index rose 43.57 points to 2,562.54, and the average PE Ratio of the Junior Market ended at 10.8 based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 2,599,966 shares with a value of $6,389,414 compared to 6,810,921 units at $19,386,503 on Tuesday, as 32 securities changed hands compared to 30 stocks on Tuesday, with the prices of 16 stocks rising, nine declining and seven remaining unchanged.
Mailpac Group led trading with 736,959 shares for 28.3 percent of total volume followed by Limners and Bards with 298,963 units for 11.5 percent of the day’s trade and iCreate with 245,467 units for 9.4 percent market share.
An average of 81,249 units traded at $199,669 for each security, in contrast to an average of 227,031 shares at $646,217 on Tuesday. An average of 306,642 units at $818,545, changed hands for the month to date, in comparison to an average of 321,956 shares for $873,181. Trading in June resulted in an average of 245,049 units trading at $689,955.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows two stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging carved out a loss of 10 cents to end at $1.70, with 10 shares passing through the market, CAC 2000 fell 10 cents in closing at $9.10 and finishing with 167 stock units changing hands, Caribbean Assurance Brokers gained 5 cents to settle at $2.15 with investors switching ownership of 12,565 units. Caribbean Cream rose 4 cents after closing at $3.84 and clearing the market with 93,726 units, Caribbean Flavours carved out a loss $1 to end at $10.50 clearing the market with 760 shares, Caribbean Producers declined 1 cent to settle at $2.35, with 134,399 shares passing through the market. Consolidated Bakeries advanced by 33 cents to close at $1.55 with investors switching ownership of 5,900 units, Derrimon Trading climbed 21 cents to close at $2.41 after 58,000 stock units passed through the market, Everything Fresh carved out a loss 4 cents to end at 62 cents while exchanging 165,129 shares. Express Catering increased 27 cents in ending at $4.32, with 4,162 units crossing the exchange, Fontana rose 1 cent to settle at $5.02 after 44,643 shares passed through the market, Fosrich added 7 cents to close at $3.74 in exchanging 26,694 stock units. General Accident ended rising 17 cents in closing at $6.97 after trading 49,193 stock units, Honey Bun shed 5 cents in ending at $5.50 while exchanging 4,662 units, iCreate increased 1 cent to close at 54 cents after trading 245,467 stock units. Jamaican Teas advanced 6 cents to $5.06 in exchanging 2,107 shares, KLE Group rose 20 cents to close at $1.55 while 10,000 shares changed hands, Lasco Financial added 6 cents in closing at $2.56 with investors exchanging 70,158 shares. Lasco Manufacturing gained 10 cents to end at $3.75 in an exchange of 71,824 units, Limners and Bards climbed 25 cents to settle at $2.70 with 298,963 shares changing hands, Lumber Depot increased 2 cents to close at $1.07 with an exchange of 56,079 shares. Mailpac Group fell 1 cent in ending at $2.02 and trading 736,959 units, Medical Disposables in rising 3 cents ended at $5.20 with 60,875 shares clearing the market. SSL Venture dropped 11 cents in closing at 78 cents while trading 100 stock units and tTech lost 55 cents to end at $5.95, with 27,500 units passing through the market.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Investors push Junior Market down

The Junior Market lost more grounds in trading on Tuesday as the level of trading saw a 51 percent rise in the volume of stocks trading over that of Monday valued 38 percent more.
At the close, the Junior Market Index declined 33.03 points to close at 2,522.97. Trading ended with 35 securities changing hands with the prices of 9 stocks rising, 14 declining and prices of 12 closing unchanged. The average PE Ratio of the Junior Market ended at 10 based on IC Insider.com’s forecasted 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 5,783,237 shares accounting for $15,071,904 compared to 3,822,981 units at $10,886,036 on Monday. Trading was led by Mailpac Group, with 2.20 million shares for 38 percent of total volume followed by Limners and Bards with 1.14 million units for 20 percent of the day’s trade and Lumber Depot with 786,349 units for 13.6 percent market share.
An average trade of 165,235 units at $430,626 for each security traded, took place on Tuesday, in contrast to an average of 123,322 at $351,162 on Monday. An average of 398,323 units traded for $1,014,301 for the month to date, in contrast to 427,049 units at $1,086,232. The average for June ended at 245,049 units at $689,955.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the Junior Market shows two stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial rose 49 cents ending at $25.49 in trading 100 stock units, Blue Power shed 1 cent to close at $3.79 in exchanging 4,804 units, CAC 2000 jumped $1.20 to end at $9.20 with investors swapping 817 shares. Caribbean Producers declined 4 cents to $2.41 with an exchange of 34,396 shares, Fontana fell 4 cents to close at $5.16 in trading 48,029 shares. General Accident carved out a gain of just 1 cent to end at $7.01 with 200,895 units changing hands, GWest Corporation added 4 cents to end at 89 cents trading 4,066 stock units, Honey Bun dropped 69 cents to close at $4.80 after exchanging 259,576 shares. Indies Pharma lost 5 cents in closing at $2.70 with investors swapping 67,456 units, Jamaican Teas advanced by 1 cent to close at $5 in trading 153,741 units, Jetcon Corporation lost 5 cents to settle at 96 cents, with an exchange of 15,900 stock units. Knutsford Express climbed 38 cents to settle at $7 with investors switching ownership of 28,275 units, Lasco Distributors fell 18 cents to $2.81 trading 74,800 shares, Lasco Financial lost l2 cents to end at $2.49 after exchanging 43,312 shares. Lasco Manufacturing gained 4 cents to end at $3.60, with 23,350 units changing hands, Limners and Bards increased 4 cents to $2.49 in trading 1,138,812 stock units, Mailpac Group fell 4 cents to $2 with an exchange of 2,204,157 stock units. Medical Disposables shed 6 cents to end at $6.35 with 48,577 stock units crossing the exchange, Paramount Trading gained 1 cent to end at $1.81 with investors trading 580 stock units, SSL Venture dropped 4 cents to settle at 85 cents with 49,835 units changing hands. Stationery and Office Supplies declined by 20 cents to close at $5.60 in trading 16,097 units and tTech declined by 5 cents to settle at $5.75 in trading 59,153 stock units.
Derrimon Trading preference share dropped by 10 cents to close at $1.80 in trading 44,192 shares.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market loses ground on Thursday

The Junior Market moved higher during early trading on Thursday, with the market Index hitting the 2620 points mark, but it failed to hang to the gains by the close to end with a fall of 14 points to end at 2596.02.
At the close, investors exchanged 6,245,390 shares for $15,597,349 from 33 securities compared to 22,898,027 units at $49,652,613 from 34 securities on Wednesday.
Trading ended with the prices of nine stocks rising, 13 declining and 11 closing unchanged. The average PE Ratio of the Junior Market ended at 10.1 based on IC Insider.com’s forecasted 2020-21 earnings.
Mailpac Group led trading with 2.8 million shares for 45 percent of total the volume followed by Indies Pharma with 1.13 million units for 18 percent of the day’s trade and Lumber Depot with 798,698 units for 13 percent market share.
The average trade for the day ended at 189,254 units at $472,647, in contrast to an average of 673,471 valued at $1,460,371 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 517,773 units for $9,832,505, in contrast to 658,177 at $1,664,469 previously. In contrast, the average trade for June was 245,049 units at $689,955 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the Junior Market shows three stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of the market AMG Packaging declined by 1 cent to end at $1.51 with investors trading 3,197 shares, Blue Power fell 8 cents to settle at $3.80 with investors swapping 3,626 stock units, Cargo Handlers dropped 30 cents in a transfer of 100 stock units to finish at $7.50. Caribbean Assurance Brokers slipped 3 cents to $2.20 with an exchange of 1,500 shares, Caribbean Producers dipped 10 cents trading 32,320 units to settle at $2.38, Derrimon Trading rose 3 cents to end at $2.41 with 53,674 units changing hands. Everything Fresh gained 9 cents in an exchange of 4,337 shares to settle at 75 cents, Fosrich shed 15 cents to close at $3.75 trading 8,810 units in the process, General Accident ended 1 cent higher at $7 with investors trading 121,951 shares. Honey Bun lost 8 cents to close at $5.50 in an exchange of 75,000 stock units, iCreate lost 1 cent to 54 cents trading 37,636 shares, Jamaican Teas lost 6 cents to close at $4.79 with 13,801 shares changing hands.  Jetcon Corporation advanced 7 cents to end at $1.08 in the transferring of 128,201 units,  Knutsford Express dropped $1.10 and exchanged 355,936 stock units to close at $6.80, Lasco Manufacturing shed 29 cents to end at $3.61 with 41,729 units crossing the exchange. Limners and Bards gained 3 cents to close at $2.50 with investors transferring 3,601 shares, Lumber Depot rose 3 cents to settle at $1.05 with investors trading 798,698 stock units, Mailpac Group exchanged 2,800,768 units to finish at $1.98 after rising 2 cents. Medical Disposables dropped 60 cents to close at $6.40 with the trading of 10,000 units and Stationery and Office Supplies dived 28 cents to end at $5.70 with 33,291 shares crossing the exchange.
In the junior market preference segment, CAC 2000 9.5% gained 4 cents to finish at $1.20, with investors transferring 150 stock units and Derrimon Trading climbed 10 cents to close at $1.90 with 59,447 units changing hands.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market jumps to end June

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended June on a positive note with the market index rising 24.30 to close at 2.592.24 and ended the halfway mark of the year, down 22.6 percent and closing out the month 41 points lower than the close of May.
Trading ended with 33 securities changing hands, down from 37 on Monday, with prices of 15 stocks rising, 10 declining and eight stocks closing unchanged. The average PE Ratio of the Junior Market ended at 10.1 based on IC Insider.com’s forecasted 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 4,554,181 shares accounting for 12,472,239 compared to 13,689,006 units at 25,143,842 on Monday.
Jetcon Corporation led trading with 1.23 million units for 27 percent of total trades, followed by Mailpac Group with 786,681 shares or 17 percent and Lasco Distributors with 675,284 stock units at 15 percent market share.
The average trade for the ended at 138,005 units at 377,947 in contrast to an average of 414,818 valued at 761,935 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 245,049 units valued at 689,955 in contrast to 258,414 units valued at $659,203. Trading for May ended with an average of 150,274 units for $491,077 for each security.
 IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the Junior Market shows four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial jumped $5.49 to $27 with 56,075 shares trading, AMG Packaging gained 3 cents to close at $1.68 after exchanging 7,720 shares, Blue Power advanced 16 cents to settle at $3.86 in trading 2,918 units. Cargo Handlers dropped 60 cents to $6.40 with 1,400 shares changing hands, Caribbean Assurance Brokers rose 5 cents and transferred 6,549 stock units to finish at $2.20, Caribbean Flavours jumped $2.22 to end at $13.72 with an exchange of 22,218 shares. Caribbean Producers slipped 3 cents to $2.37 with 152,585 units changing hands, Consolidated Bakeries closed 9 cents higher at $1.60, trading 30,100 units, Derrimon Trading climbed 24 cents and exchanged 35,826 shares to finish at $2.42. Dolphin Cove dropped 2 cents to $8.28 with 1,460 stock units passing through the market, Fontana decreased 6 cents to settle at $5.39 with 46,002 units changing hands, Fosrich climbed 56 cents to end at $4.02 in the transfer of 117,363 shares. Honey Bun gained 8 cents and traded 43,409 stock units to settle at $5.72, Indies Pharma carved out a 15 cents gain to end at $2.63 with an exchange of 508,368 units, Jamaican Teas dropped 11 cents to close at $4.78 with investors transferring 3,642 stock units. Jetcon Corporation exchanged 1,236,791 units and fell 2 cents to settle at $1.08, Knutsford Express rose 20 cents to end at $8.90 with 11,637 stock units changing hands, Lasco Distributors shed 6 cents in the exchange of 675,284 shares to finish at $3. Lasco Manufacturing declined 45 cents to end at $3.50in the transfer of 87,821 stock units, Limners and Bards lost 24 cents to close at $2.56 trading 139,400 units, Lumber Depot advanced 13 cents and traded 133,144 stock units to settle at $1.13. Mailpac Group closed 1 cent higher at $1.99 exchanging 786,681 units, Main Event jumped 48 cents to settle at $4.48 in trading 977 shares, Medical Disposables shed 70 cents and with 300,200 shares changing hands to finish at $6.30 and Stationery and Office Supplies added 30 cents to end at $6.29 with 200 shares crossing the exchange.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market tops 2,600 again

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange resulted in Market Index surging 52.72 points to close at 2,602.92 to cross back above the 2,600 mark after falling below it on Monday, as trading fell back to more normal levels, from the heightened level on Tuesday.
By the close of the market, investors exchanged 4,874,547 shares for $20,159,456 compared to 46,968,202 units at $126,633,229 on Tuesday. The day’s activities saw 35 securities changing hands, with the prices of 12 rising 11 stocks declining and 12 closing with prices remaining unchanged. The average PE ratio of the market ended at 9.9 based on IC Insider.com’s 2020-21 earnings.
The average trade of the day was 139,273 units at $575,984, in contrast to an average of 1,467,756 units for $3,957,288 on Tuesday. The average volume for the month to date amounts to 262,928 units at $761,592 for each security trading, in contrast to 271,188 units at $773,989. In contrast, May closed with an average of 150,274 units for $491,077 for each security.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows one stock ending with the bid higher than the last selling price and one with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, Access Financial lost $2.49 to end at $21.51 in trading 1,000 units, AMG Packaging shed 1 cent in closing at $1.61 with 5,389 shares changing hands, Blue Power dipped by 1 cent to close at $3.60 after swapping 21,320 stock units. Caribbean Flavours dropped $2.10 to $11.90 in trading 14,788 units, Caribbean Producers advanced by 5 cents to end at $2.39 with an exchange of 232,831 units, Derrimon Trading rose 10 cents and ending at $2.40 after swapping 19,100 stock units. Express Catering advanced 2 cents to end at $4.99 in exchanging 750 stock units, Fontana lost 10 cents in closing at $5.50 in trading 310,380 units, General Accident advanced by 26 cents to end at $6.01 in trading 2,352,308 units. GWest Corporation declined by 5 cents to end at 90 cents with an exchange of 1,526 shares, Honey Bun fell by 32 cents to end at $5.33 with 25,700 units changing hands, iCreate lost 3 cents to 58 cents in trading 20,000 stock units. Indies Pharma fell 11 cents to close at $2.55 in exchanging 302,614 units, Jamaican Teas shed 9 cents and ended at $4.49 in trading 22,935 stock units, Knutsford Express gained 20 cents to settle at $8.70 while exchanging 25 units. Lasco Distributors gained 1 cent to settle at $2.98 with an exchange of 22,760 stock units, Limners and Bards advanced by 1 cent to close at $2.74 after trading 106,712 stock units, Lumber Depot rose 2 cents to settle at $1.13 with 61,947 shares passing through the market. Mailpac Group carved out a 2 cents gain in ending at $1.90 and trading 221,968 units, Main Event shed 5 cents to settle at $4.10 in trading 1,333 shares, Paramount Trading advanced by 2 cents to end at $2 swapping with 1,231 units changing hands. SSL Venture gained 10 cents to end at 85 cents after trading 53,333 stock units and Stationery and Office Supplies garnered a 28 cents rise to close at $6.28 in exchanging 1,660 units.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

$127m Junior Market trades – Tuesday

Investors sent the Junior Market down at the close of trading on Tuesday with volume and value surging well over recent daily levels as Mailpac and Fontana shares dominated with 66 and 25 percent of the market respectively and Caribbean Cream chipped in with 4 percent.
The prices of the three leading trades declined to help in the Junior Market Index shedding 46.89 points to close at 2,550.20, the second lowest close for the month to date. At the end of the market, 32 securities traded down from 28 securities on Monday as the prices of 11 securities advanced, 13 declined and eight remained unchanged. The PE ratio of the market ended at ten times IC Insider.com projected 2020-21 earnings.
Trading resulted in an exchange of 46,968,202 units accounting for $126,633,229 compared to 4,779,088 shares at $20,952,617 on Monday.
Trading concluded with an average of 1,467,756 units at $3,957,288 for each security traded in contrast to 170,682 units at $748,308 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 261,844 units at $692,096 and previously 177,588 units at $463,960. In contrast, May closed with an average of 150,274 units for $491,077 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows four stocks ended with bids higher than its last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial recovered $4 of the $4.74 it lost on Monday to settle at $24 with 3,850 shares changing hands, AMG Packaging dropped 6 cents to $1.62 with 3,601 units changing hands, Blue Power slipped 4 cents in the exchange of 2,926 stock units to end at $3.61. Cargo Handlers shed 30 cents to finish at $7.50 trading 59 units, Caribbean Assurance Brokers gained 10 cents in the exchange of 4,822 shares to close at $2.30, Caribbean Cream closed trading of 2,000,000 units and fell 20 cents to end at $2.47. Caribbean Producers lost 5 cents to settle at $2.34 with 650,144 stock units passing through the market, Dolphin Cove jumped 80 cents after a transfer of 1,660 shares to close at $8.30, Elite Diagnostic added 5 cents to end at $3.83 with 25,182 units changing hands. Fontana traded a staggering 11,483,741 units and dropped 16 cents to close at $5.60, Honey Bun climbed 35 cents to $5.65 with an exchange of 103,044 units, iCreate gained 3 cents in the transfer of 40,000 units to finish at 61 cents. Indies Pharma slipped 14 cents and traded 343,600 shares to finish at $2.66, Jamaican Teas ended at $4.58 after rising 23 cents in exchanging 32,850 stock units, Jetcon Corporation slipped 4 cents to $1.15 in the transfer of 17,392 shares. Lasco Distributors closed 1 cent lower at $2.97, with 619,829 units changing hands, Lasco Financial slipped 2 cents to $2.60 with 33,329 units traded, Lasco Manufacturing closed at $4 after adding 1 cent in the transfer of 54,751 shares. Limners and Bards rose 15 cents to $2.73 with 348,673 shares crossing the exchange, Lumber Depot slid 2 cents and swapped 277,086 units to finish at $1.11, Mailpac Group and lost 2 cents to close at $1.88 with investors transferring a stunning 30,777,290 shares. Main Event finished at $4.15 after rising 5 cents and trading 1,000 units and Medical Disposables shed 20 cents to settle at $6.80 with 1,806 stock units crossing the exchange. In the junior market preference segment, CAC 2000 9.5% climbed 16 cents to $1.16, with 1,008 units changing hands.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.