Junior Market gave up 50 points – Monday

The Junior Market trading picked up on Monday, leading the market to rise more than 50 points in the morning session, but the Index slipped just 4.59 points to close at 2,942.84 after it traded for most of the trading session only a few points under the 3,000 mark.

Junior Market trades

Trading ended with the prices of 14 securities advancing, 12 declining and 10 remaining unchanged after 36 securities changed hands, up from 33 on Friday. Trading ended with the average PE Ratio at 13.9 times 2019 earnings.
The market closed with much more volume of stocks changing hands than on Friday, resulting in an exchange of 4,197,495 units accounting for $18,373,462 compared to 1,456,692 units valued at $4,641,336 on Friday.
Trading ended with an average of 116,597 units at $510,374 for each security traded in contrast to 44,142 units for an average of $140,647 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 134,297 units valued at $410,902 and previously 152,223 units valued at $403,151. In contrast, January closed with an average of 137,619 units valued at $521,935 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 their last selling prices and one with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial fell 30 cents in trading of 14,269 units to close at $28.20, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 8 cents at $1.91, after swapping 23,880 shares, Blue Power finished 50 cents higher at $5, with 24,353 stock units trading. Cargo Handlers climbed 35 cents after exchanging 100 shares at $7.85, Caribbean Cream closed trading of 174,600 units and gained 35 cents to end at $4, Caribbean Producers ended with a loss of 1 cent at $4.99 with 12,973 stock units changing hands. Derrimon Trading exchanged 293,000 units and gained 2 cents to end at $1.99, Dolphin Cove jumped to $10 after gaining 55 cents with 195 units traded, Elite Diagnostic dipped 20 cents in trading of 29,264 units at $4.60. Everything Fresh ended market activity exchanging 285,337 shares to close at a 52 weeks’ low of 80 cents after falling 20 cents, Express Catering settled 14 cents higher at $5.99 with 156,822 shares traded, Fontana shed 70 cents in the exchange of 1,507,245 units at $6. General Accident closed trading of 843 units and gained 20 cents to end at $6.40, Honey Bun declined by 25 cents in trading of 18,100 units at $7, Indies Pharma dropped 10 cents to settle at $2.60 with 10,000 shares changing hands. Jamaican Teas exchanged 230,000 shares to close at $6.65 after falling 5 cents, Jetcon Corporation closed with a loss of 16 cents at $1.40 after swapping 22,600 shares, Lasco Financial gained 10 cents to end at $3.50 with 44,194 shares traded. Lasco Manufacturing climbed 14 cents and exchanged 280,937 shares at $4.15, Limners and Bards ended market activity with 184,695 shares traded, after rising 3 cents to end at $2.77, Lumber Depot declined by 3 cents to settle at $1.48 with 111,911 units changing hands. MailPac climbed 4 cents in exchanging 471,956 shares at $1.99, Main Event rose 60 cents with 45,340 shares crossing the market at $5.97, Paramount Trading ended market activity exchanging 2,600 shares to close at $1.85 after falling 5 cents. SSL Venture closed trading of 5,000 units and gained 4 cents to end at $1.24 and Stationery and Office Supplies climbed 40 cents to settle at $9.70 with 11,000 shares crossing the exchange.

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

Junior Market week ends with a fall

The Junior Market ended the week in much the same fashion as it started with the index down 49.96 points to close at 2,947.43 as heavily weighted Lasco Manufacturing lost 39 cents and was the stock that had the most impact of the fall of the index.

Lasco Manufacturing lost 39 cents to help drive the Junior market index down sharply


The market activity ended with 33 securities changing hands, resulting in the prices of 14 securities advanced, 13 declined and 6 remained unchanged and exchange of 1,456,692 units valued at $4,641,336 compared to 5,022,418 units for $14,719,026 from 34 stocks on Thursday. The average PE ratio of the market closed at 13.8 times 2019 earnings.
Trading closed with an average of 44,142 units for $140,647 for each security traded in contrast to 147,718 units for an average of $432,913 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 152,223 units valued at $403,151 and previously 142,718 valued at $423,343. In contrast, January closed with an average of 137,619 units valued at $521,935 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows three stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended 9 cents higher at $1.99 with 33,687 stock units trading, CAC 2000 closed trading of 10,000 units and gained 50 cents to end at $13, Cargo Handlers exchanged 20,403 shares and declined by 35 cents to settle at a 52 weeks’ low of $7.50. Caribbean Cream traded 24,000 shares and gained 30 cents to end at $3.65. Caribbean Producers climbed 19 cents and exchanged 12,052 shares at $5, Consolidated Bakeries traded 1,175 units and gained 14 cents to end at $1.79, Derrimon Trading dipped 3 cents in swapping 19,259 units at $1.97. Elite Diagnostic climbed 30 cents after exchanging 5,309 shares at $4.80, Everything Fresh closed trading of 41,300 units and gained 6 cents to end at $1, Express Catering swapped 14,894 units and gained 5 cents to end at $5.85. Fontana dipped 22 cents trading 131,290 units at $6.70, Fosrich lost 9 cents to settle at $3.86 with 1,014 units changing hands, General Accident fell 5 cents in trading of 8,097 units at $6.20. Honey Bun climbed 75 cents and exchanged 97,687 shares at $7.25, Iron Rock Insurance closed trading of 100 units and gained 66 cents to end at $3.95, ISP Finance fell $2.10 in trading of 3,340 units at $20. Jetcon Corporation declined by 2 cents to settle at $1.56 with 3000 stock units crossing the market, Key Insurance dropped 15 cents to close at $2.90 with an exchange of 6,145 shares, Knutsford Express lost 40 cents in trading of 1,900 units at $9.50. Lasco Financial climbed 10 cents and exchanged 45,147 shares at $3.40, Lasco Manufacturing declined by 39 cents to settle at $4.01 with 40,121 units changing hands, Limners and Bards dipped 15 cents to $2.74 with 123,008 units traded. Lumber Depot ended with a transfer of 174,180 units and gained 2 cents to end at $1.51, Mailpac Group exchanged 499,877 shares to close at $1.95 after falling 2 cents, Main Event ended at $5.37 after losing 3 cents and swapping 1,630 shares. Medical Disposables closed trading of 14,430 units and gained 22 cents to end at $5.50 and Stationery and Office Supplies gained $1.14 to end at $9.30 with 7,500 shares crossing the exchange.

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

More gains for Junior Market – Wednesday

The Junior Market Index advanced by 38.12 points to close at 2,977.15 on Wednesday. Trading ended with 33 securities changing hands, with the prices of 13 securities advancing, 11 declining and 5 remaining unchanged.
The market closed with an exchange of 10,921,039 units valued at $36,285,573 compared to 5,262,765 units valued at $15,028,751 from 34 securities on Tuesday.
Trading ended with an average of 330,941 units at $1,099,563 for each security traded in contrast to 154,787 units for an average of $442,022 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 142,287 valued at $422,520 and previously 125,090 units valued at $360,800. In contrast, January closed with an average of 137,619 units valued at $521,935 for each security traded. The average PE ratio for the Junior Market ended at 13.5 based on 2019 earnings.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows five stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and none with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging jumped 39 cents to $1.90 with just 100 shares traded, Consolidated Bakeries landed at $1.65 after falling 12 cents in trading of 201,000 units, Derrimon Trading closed 3 cents higher at $2, with 39,335 stock units crossing the exchange. Everything Fresh ended with a loss of 1 cent at 94 cents with 45,302 stock units changing hands, Express Catering shed 35 cents in trading of 47,944 units at $5.35, Fontana closed 10 cents higher at $6.80, with 1,065,837 stock units trading. General Accident dropped 20 cents in the swapping 194,089 units at $6.50, Honey Bun exchanged 29,177 units at $7.18, after declining 12 cents, iCreate lost 3 cents in trading 35,292 shares to close at 70 cents. Iron Rock Insurance fell 6 cents to $3.29 with 300 units crossing the exchange, Jamaican Teas ended trading with 46,888 shares, after rising 35 cents to end at $6.35, Knutsford Express settled at $10 after jumping70 cents with an exchange of 5,356 shares. Lasco Distributors closed trading of 2,731,290 units and gained 10 cents to end at $3.15, Lasco Financial climbed 8 cents and exchanged 113,033 shares at $3.08, Lasco Manufacturing ended trading with 778,250 units and gained 50 cents to close at $4.40. Limners and Bards ended 5 cents higher at $2.65, with 75,541 stock units trading, Lumber Depot finished with a loss of 1 cent at $1.50 with 160,568 stock units changing hands, MailPac slipped 1 cent and traded 451,095 stock units to close at $1.99. Main Event exchange 24,407 shares to finish at $5.50 after falling 47 cents, Medical Disposables closed 9 cents higher at $5.19, with 42,589 stock units trading, Paramount Trading closed with 34,800 units crossing the exchange and gained 20 cents to end at $1.90. SSL Venture exchanged 1,885 units and gained 2 cents to end at $1.12 and Stationery and Office Supplies gained 30 cents to end at $9.10 with 14,454 units crossing the market. CAC 2000 9.5% preference share ended with 1,129 shares to close at a 52 weeks’ low of 85 cents after falling 5 cents.

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

Junior Market ekes out gains – Tuesday

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Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange finished on Tuesday with 34 securities changing hands, resulting in the prices of 11 securities advancing, 16 declining and 7  unchanged and resulted in the Market Index advancing 11.51 points to close at 2,939.03.
The market closed with an exchange of 5,262,765 units valued at $15,028,752 compared to 1,852,603 units for $6,069,167 from 33 securities on Monday.
Trading ended with an average of 154,787 units for an average of $442,022 in contrast to 56,139 units for an average of $183,914 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 125,090 units valued at $360,800 and previously 122,011 units valued at $352,381. In contrast, January closed with an average of 137,619 units valued at $521,935 for each security traded. The average PE ratio for the Junior Market ended at 13.4 based on 2019 earnings.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows five stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial closed with a loss of 80 cents at $27.20, in swapping of 7,872 shares, AMG Packaging declined by 48 cents to settle at $1.51, with an exchange of 120,145 shares, Caribbean Cream lost 1 cent to close at $3.35, with 20,893 stock units changing hands. Caribbean Producers shed 20 cents in trading of 176,647 units at $4.80, Consolidated Bakeries closed 2 cents lower at $1.77, with 500 units crossing the exchange, Derrimon Trading transferred 3,000 units, in rising 17 cents to end at $1.97, Dolphin Cove declined 50 cents in swapping of 14,861 units at $9.50. Elite Diagnostic closed trading with 116,204 shares, after rising 1 cent to $4.03, Everything Fresh ended trading with 62,260 shares, after rising 5 cents to settle at 95 cents, Express Catering lost 9 cents to close at $5.70, with 22,148 changing hands. Fontana shed 25 cents in trading of 366,519 units to close at $6.70, Fosrich swapped 7,380 units and gained 45 cents to end at $3.95, General Accident lost 1 cent with 19,500 stock units changing hands and closed at $6.70, Honey Bun slid 69 cents in trading 19,300 units to end at $7.30. iCreate shed 1 cent and closed at 73 cents with 58,925 stock units crossing the market. Jamaican Teas lost 1 cent trading 62,733 stock units to close at $6, Jetcon Corporation lost 15 cents to end at $1.25, in exchanging 68,569 units, Key Insurance ended trading with 12,800 shares, after rising 15 cents to settle at $3.05, Lasco Distributors declined by 5 cents in exchanging of 193,654 units to end at $3.05. Lasco Manufacturing fell 30 cents to close at $3.90, in swapping 240,400 units, Limners and Bards climbed 2 cents and exchanged 136,851 shares at $2.60, Lumber Depot declined 2 cents to close at $1.51, after transferring 58,429 units, MailPac ended trading with 3,021,977 shares, after rising 1 cent to end at $2. Main Event closed 2 cents higher at $5.97, in trading 43,655 stock units, Paramount Trading closed trading of 2,000 units and gained 23 cents to end at $1.70, Stationery and Office Supplies gained 80 cents, climbing to $8.80 with 2,055 units changing hands and tTech traded 2,000 shares at $4.70, after rising 10 cents.

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

Sharp rebound for Junior Market

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended trading on Friday with a sharp 75.10 points rebound in the market index to close at 2,962.20 as 36 securities changing hands up from 30 on Thursday.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 13 securities advanced, 15 declined and 8 remained unchanged, as 3,086,816 units traded for $7,108,119 compared to 1,829,296 units at $5,404,058 on Thursday.
Trading ended with an average of 85,745 units at $197,448 for each security traded, in contrast to 60,977 units for an average of $180,135 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 129,380 valued at $711,226 and previously 135,445 units valued at $395,381. In contrast, January closed with an average of 137,619 units valued at $521,935 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 their last selling prices and one with a lower offer. The average PE ratio for the Junior Market ended at 13.4 based on 2019 earnings.
At the close of the market, Access Financial lost 3 cents in trading 232 shares at $28.97, AMG Packaging closed with a loss of 8 cents at $1.90, after swapping of 29,885 shares, Caribbean Producers climbed 30 cents and exchanged 13,364 shares at $4.8, Derrimon Trading closed with 414,288 units changing hands and gaining 17 cents to end at $2.05. Elite Diagnostic fell by 2 cents trading 91,879 units to end at $4, Everything Fresh dipped 4 cents with 389,084 units crossing the exchange at a new low of 91 cents, Express Catering lost 30 cents to close at $5.50, after exchanging 12,570 units. Fontana shed 1 cent to close at $6.54, with 126,314 stock units changing hands, Fosrich fell 12 cents, trading of 6,149 units to settle at $3.84. General Accident closed 20 cents higher at $6.20, with 1,599 stock units trading, Honey Bun lost 4 cents with 15,847 units crossing the market to end at $7.15, Indies Pharma traded 2,214 stock units and closed 25 cents higher at $2.70. Jamaican Teas closed at $6.10, with a loss of 17 cents after swapping 40,926 shares, Jetcon Corporation ended at $1.39, after rising 17 cents and exchanging 4,000 stock units, Key Insurance closed trading of 10,000 units at $3.20, after gaining 30 cents, Knutsford Express climbed 15 cents to $9.45 and exchanged 400 shares. Lasco Financial closed trading of 400 units and gained 65 cents to end at $3.75, Lasco Manufacturing climbed 8 cents to $4.28, with a mere 200 units traded, Limners and Bards declined by 2 cents in trading 37,504 units at $2.67, Lumber Depot ended trading with 21,598 shares, after rising 3 cents to $1.50. Mailpac Group rose 12 cents to $2.10, with an exchange of 1,431,635 shares, Medical Disposables slid $1.40 to $5 in trading of 10,000 units, Paramount Trading closed with a loss of 3 cents at $1.47, in swapping of 19,000 shares. SSL Venture ended trading with 14,700 shares at $1.10, after rising 5 cents and Stationery and Office Supplies ended with a loss of $1 to settle at $8, with 7,376 stock units changing hands.
In the junior market preference segment, CAC 2000 ended with an exchange of 15,400 shares to close at 90 cents after falling 13 cents and Paramount Trading shed 5 cents to end at $2, trading 250,000 units.
Prices of securities trading are those at which the last trade took place.

Junior Market at 2 year low

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange finished on Thursday with the index declining by 34.22 points to close at 2,887.10, the lowest level since March 2018, The IC bid-offer Indicator suggests that the market could enjoy a bounce on Friday.
Market activity resulted in 30 securities changing hands, in an exchange of 1,829,296 units valued at $5,404,058 compared to 2,930,240 units valued at $10,568,242 from 33 securities trading on Wednesday.
At the close, the prices of 10 securities advanced, 13 declined and 7 remained unchanged. The Junior Market average PE ratio ended at 13 times 2019 earnings.
Trading ended with an average of 60,977 units for an average of $180,135 in contrast to 88,795 units for an average of $320,250 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 135,408 units valued at $395,381 and previously 145,201 units valued at $423,579. In contrast, January closed with an average of 137,619 units valued at $521,935 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows eight stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, Access Financial recovered $3.02 of its recent loss, to end at $29, trading 5,335 shares, CAC 2000 declined 50 cents in trading 900 units at $12.50, Caribbean Cream lost 14 cents to settle at $3.35 exchanging 1,781 units, Caribbean Producers gained 1 cent to end at $4.50 trading 76,200 shares. Consolidated Bakeries closed 10 cents higher at $1.75, with 1,572 stock units trading,  Derrimon Trading closed with a loss of 5 cents at $1.88, in switching ownership of 168,100 shares, Elite Diagnostic exchanged 6,579 units and gained 1 cent to end at $4.02. Express Catering ended 80 cents higher at $5.80, with 4,937 stock units changing hands, Fosrich closed 51 cents higher at $3.96, with 2,000 stock units trading, iCreate lost 2 cents to close at 73 cents, in swapping 70,262 shares. Indies Pharma declined by 15 cents to settle at a 52 weeks’ low of $2.45 after trading 359,866 shares, Jamaican Teas climbed 27 cents and exchanged 115,340 shares at $6.27, Jetcon Corporation ended market activity trading 44,900 shares to close at $1.22 after falling 3 cents. Knutsford Express traded 15,215 shares at $9.30, after rising 28 cents, Lasco Financial shed 40 cents in trading of 79,147 units at 52 weeks’ low of $3.10, Lasco Manufacturing ended with 49,002 shares, after rising 25 cents to $4.20, Limners and Bards closed with a loss of 3 cents at $2.69, in swapping of 17,553 shares. Lumber Depot declined by 3 cents to settle at $1.47, with 362,084 shares changing hands, MailPac closed with a loss of 2 cents at $1.98, after swapping 131,878 shares, Main Event ended trading with 18,133 shares, after rising 15 cents to $5.95. Paramount Trading exchanged 62,262 shares to close at $1.50 after falling 21 cents, Stationery and Office Supplies fell 15 cents in trading of 49,581 units at $9 and tTech closed with a loss of 50 cents at $5, in swapping of 9,589 shares.

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

JSE Junior Market at 20 months’ low

With the value of the units traded down 52 percent from Tuesday’s level, the Junior Market Index declined by another 30.51 points to close at 2,921.32, the lowest point since May 2018 and is down 20 percent from the peak in Mid-August last year as three securities close at 52 weeks’ lows.
At the close of market activities on Wednesday, the prices of 9 securities advanced, 19 declined and 5 remained unchanged as 33 securities changed hands, resulting in an exchange of 2,930,240 units valued at $10,568,242 compared to 7,793,044 units valued at $20,336,108 from 29 securities trading on Tuesday.
Trading ended with an average of 88,795 units at $320,250 for each security traded in contrast to 268,726 units at $701,245 for each security traded on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 145,201 units valued at $423,579 and previously 154,689 units valued at $440,976. In contrast, January closed with 137,619 units valued at $521,935 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows six stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and five with lower offers. The average PE ratio of the market ended at 13 times 2019 earnings.
At the close of the market, Access Financial gained 98 cents to end at $25.98 with an exchange of 7,140 shares, Blue Power closed trading of 20,835 units and gained 1 cent to end at $4, Caribbean Cream swapped 15,100 shares, after rising 14 cents to end at $3.49. CAC 2000 ended at $13 after losing 50 cents with 16,949 shares traded, Derrimon Trading closed 5 cents higher at $1.93 with 109,232 stock units changed hands, Dolphin Cove ended with a loss of 30 cents at $10, in swapping 9,720 shares. Everything Fresh closed market activity exchanging 23,026 shares to close at 95 cents after falling 9 cents, Express Catering declined by 80 cents in trading of 93,252 units to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $5. Fontana ended the day with 441,319 shares exchanged, after rising 5 cents to $6.55, Fosrich closed with a loss of 52 cents at $3.45, in the transferring 112,257 shares. GWest Corporation traded 20,108 shares and declined by 9 cents to settle at $1, Honey Bun ended with a loss of 1 cent at $7.19 with 32,058 stock units changing hands, iCreate closed trading of 11,500 units and gained 2 cents to end at 75 cents. Indies Pharma fell 27 cents to settle at a 52 weeks’ low of $2.60 with an exchange of 49,568 shares, Iron Rock Insurance lost 5 cents trading 37,309 shares to close at $3.35, Jamaican Teas swapped 83,624 shares at $6 after shedding 28 cents. Jetcon Corporation closed trading of 89,849 units and gained 4 cents to end at $1.25, Key Insurance shed 24 cents in exchanging 23,150 units at $2.90, Knutsford Express lost 88 cents to end at $9.02 with 7,450 units traded. Lasco Distributors closed trading of 85,482 units and gained 5 cents to end at $3.10, Lasco Financial fell 6 cents to settle at 52 weeks’ low of $3.50 with 182,375 units changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing lost 35 cents trading 121,500 units at $3.95. Limners and Bards lost 16 cents in exchanging 57,010 shares to close at $2.72, MailPac closed 2 cents higher at $2 with 417,777 stock units changing hands, Main Event lost 60 cents trading 2,093 shares to close at $5.80. Medical Disposables dipped 5 cents to $6.40 with 114,924 units changing hands, SSL Venture dropped 5 cents swapping 11,530 units at $1.05, Stationery and Office Supplies closed with a loss of 15 cents at $9.15 with 18,614 shares crossing the exchange.

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

4 Junior Market stocks hit 1 year low

Four stocks hit 52 weeks’ low on the Junior Market on Tuesday and helped to drive the market index down 42.86 points to close at 2,951.83 as trading picked up over Monday’s levels, leading to gains in the prices of 14 securities, fall of 13, with two remaining unchanged.
Trading ended with 29 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 7,793,044 units valued at $20,336,107.93 compared to 5,323,805 units valued at $16,300,544.45 from 33 securities on Monday.
Trading ended with an average of 268,726 units at $701,245 for each security traded in contrast to 161,327 units for an average of $493,956 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 154,698 units for $440,976 and previously 134,897 units valued at $395,780. In contrast, January closed with 137,619 units valued at $521,935 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows just three stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and ten with lower offers. The average PE ratio for the market ended at 12.7 times, 2019 earnings.
At the close of the market, Access Financial dropped $4 to settle at a 52 weeks’ low of $25, AMG Packaging closed 1 cent higher at $1.98, with 27,500 stock units trading, Blue Power rose 19 cents and exchanged 1,100 shares at $3.99. Cargo Handlers swapped 3,821 units at $7.95 to end the day 5 cents lower, Caribbean Cream shed 30 cents in the exchange of 25,800 units at $3.35, Caribbean Producers lost 10 cents trading 25,951 shares to close at $4.49. Derrimon Trading fell 18 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ low of $1.88 with 69,214 shares crossing the exchange, Elite Diagnostic fell 14 cents trading 22,378 units at $4.01, Express Catering closed with 18,836 units changing hands and gained 20 cents to end at $5.80. Fosrich settled at $3.97 after rising 27 cents in swapping 39,512 units, General Accident climbed 50 cents and exchanged 198,931 shares at $6, GWest Corporation ended with a loss of 1 cent at $1.09 with 22,094 stock units changing hands. Indies Pharma added 2 cents in exchanging 101,125 shares at $2.87, Jamaican Teas inched 1 cent higher to $6.28, with 234,743 stock units trading, Jetcon Corporation fell 29 cents in trading of 242,986 units at a 52 weeks’ low of $1.21. Key Insurance ended trading with an exchange of 3,850 shares to close at $3.14 after falling 11 cents, Knutsford Express shed 10 cents trading of 3,396 units at $9.90, Lasco Distributors closed 5 cents higher at $3.05, with 1,422,899 stock units trading. Lasco Financial dipped 44 cents in exchanging 45,322 units at $3.56, Lasco Manufacturing closed 30 cents higher at $4.30, with 277,235 stock units changing hands, Limners and Bards ended trading with 88,513 shares, after rising 15 cents to end at $2.88. Lumber Depot fell 2 cents in the swapping of 1,215,564 units at $1.50, MailPac dropped 8 cents in trading of 3,457,930 units at $1.98, Main Event closed 60 cents higher at $6.40, with 3,395 stock units trading. Medical Disposables traded 10,000 units and gained 15 cents to end at $6.45 and Stationery and Office Supplies climbed 30 cents and exchanged 29,938 shares at $9.30. CAC 2000 9.5% preference share fell 17 cents in trading of 49,621 units to close at $1.03.

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

Junior Market down 12% for 2019

The Junior Market lost more grounds at the close on Thursday as the market index declined by 43.06 points to end at 2,953.97 and landing the market with an 11.8 percent fall for the year to date and 19.4 percent since the peak in August last year.
Trading ended with 34 securities changing hands the same as on Wednesday, resulting in an exchange of 2,099,024 units for $7,953,736, compared to 3,482,018 units valued at $11,901,548 on Wednesday.
At the close, the prices of 11 securities advanced, 16 declined and 7 remained unchanged. The average PE Ratio for Junior Market stocks ended 12.2 times 2019 earnings.
Trading ended with an average of 61,736 units for an average of $233,933 in contrast to 102,412 units for $350,046 for each security traded on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 127,778 units valued at $296,606 and previously 111,408 units valued at $318,574. In contrast, January closed with an average of 137,619 units valued at $521,935 for each security traded
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows seven stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, Access Financial lost $1.28 in trading 8,829 shares to close at $29.03, AMG Packaging fell 5 cents, exchanging 1,000 shares to close at $2. Blue Power declined by 15 cents to settle at $3.55 with 41,385 shares crossing the market after the stock traded at an intraday low of $3.29, Caribbean Cream closed 30 cents higher to end at $3.65, with 1,330 units changing hands. Derrimon Trading closed 16 cents higher at $2.19, after hitting an intraday low of $1.88 with 63,837 stock units traded, Elite Diagnostic gained 2 cents to finish at $4.05, in trading 26,549 stock units, Everything Fresh ended trading 106,378 shares at $1.03, after rising 3 cents. Express Catering declined 20 cents in exchanging 60,400 units at $5.60, Fontana climbed 15 cents to settle at $6.55 with 118,764 shares changing hands, Fosrich closed trading of 9,071 units and lost 20 cents to end at $3.80 after hitting an intraday low of $3.21. General Accident shed 50 cents in trading 9,068 shares to close at $6, GWest Corporation closed trading of 14,959 units and lost 9 cents to end at $1.01, Honey Bun ended market activity exchanging 11,413 shares to close at $6.99 after rising 43 cents. iCreate settled at 72 cents with a gain of 5 cents in the swapping 14,066 units, Indies Pharma closed trading of 54,675 units and lost 5 cents to end at $2.85, Jamaican Teas gained 35 cents to close at $6.35 in the swapping 43,984 shares. Jetcon Corporation rose by 8 cents in trading of 345 units at $1.50, Key Insurance closed 20 cents higher at $3.40, with 75,721 units trading, Knutsford Express fell 50 cents to close at $10 with 2,501 units crossing the exchange. Lasco Distributors ended with a loss of 1 cent at $3.02, with 78,081 units changing hands, Lasco Financial ended trading with 28,706 shares, after declining 6 cents to end at $3.65. Limners and Bards lost 20 cents to end the day at $2.41 with 115,393 shares traded, Main Event closed 30 cents lower at $5.80, with 11,381 stock units trading. Paramount Trading lost 30 cents in trading 21,563 units at $1.50, SSL Venture exchanged 31,675 units and gained 8 cents to settle at $1.10 and Stationery and Office Supplies declined 75 cents to end at $9 with 9,107 shares changing hands.
In the Junior Market preference segment, Derrimon Trading lost 30 cents in trading of 6,818 units at a 52 weeks’ low of $1.50.

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

Junior Market back to mid-2018 levels

Declining stocks on the Junior Market Index exceeded advancing ones, two to one and led to a decline of 47.48 points in the index, to close at 3,019.19 on Tuesday, the lowest level not seen since July 2018. Tuesday’s fall dragged the market down 18 percent since peaking in August 2019 and 9.8 percent since the start of 2019.
Market activity ended with 33 securities changing hands, with the prices of nine advancing, 18 declining and five remaining unchanged. Trading resulted in an exchange of 4,430,356 units valued at $12,074,628 compared to 2,894,161 units valued at $6,925,513 on Monday. The average PE Ratio for the Junior Market stocks declined to 12.8 times, 2019 earnings.
Trading closed with an average of 134,253 units for $365,898 for each security traded in contrast to 96,472 units for an average of $230,850. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 116,262 valued at $301,590. In contrast, January closed with an average of 137,619 units valued at $521,935 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows five stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial shed $5.69 in trading of 2,159 units at $30.31, Blue Power lost 50 cents with an exchange of 35,000 units to settle at $3.50, Caribbean Cream declined by 30 cents to close at $3.70 after trading 11,353 shares. Caribbean Producers ended with a loss of 1 cent at $4.80 with 9,662 stock units changing hands, Consolidated Bakeries finished the day exchanging 5,000 shares to close at $1.63 after falling 12 cents, Elite Diagnostic lost 15 cents in trading 491 units to close at $4.30. Everything Fresh ended the market activity with 23,773 shares crossing the exchange after rising 2 cents to end at $1.07, Express Catering lost 20 cents in trading of 17,406 units at $5.80, Fontana declined by 19 cents in swapping 88,897 units at $6.60. Fosrich dipped 30 cents in trading of 41,947 shares at $3.90, GWest Corporation closed trading of 7,000 units and gained 4 cents to end at $1.06, Honey Bun ended the day at $7 after rising 2 cents and trading 41,620 stock units. iCreate declined by 2 cents to settle at 70 cents with an exchange of 16,000 shares, Indies Pharma shed 5 cents in trading of 3,362 units at $2.86, Jamaican Teas declined by 15 cents trading 279,028 units at $6.35. Key Insurance lost 48 cents in exchanging 34,284 shares to close at $3.20, KLE Group shed 26 cents after swapping 4,931 at $2.04, Knutsford Express gained $1.12 to end at $12, after trading 35,702 shares. Lasco Distributors added 1 cent and exchanged 3,820 shares at $3.03, Lasco Financial gained 5 cents to finish at $3.70 with 142,546 crossing the exchange, Lasco Manufacturing ended with a loss of 1 cent at $3.95 with 51,170 stock units changing hands. Limners and Bards lost 40 cents in trading of 744,674 units at $2.50, Lumber Depot climbed 4 cents and exchanged 975,842 shares at $1.55, MailPac ended trading with 1,618,642 shares, after rising 10 cents to end at $2.10. Main Event lost 30 cents in exchanging 7,283 shares to close at $5.80, Medical Disposables ended with 14,571 shares changing hands, after rising 10 cents to end at $7.60, Paramount Trading climbed 25 cents and exchanged 2,530 shares at $1.80 and Stationery and Office Supplies ended market activity with 18,500 shares to close at $9.70 after falling 29 cents.

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