Junior Market down this week

Market activity ended with 63 percent fewer shares trading on Friday than on Thursday on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, but the market index gained as rising stocks edged out those that fell, leaving the overall market down for the week.
Seventy-five percent or 33 of listed stocks traded, compared to  35 on Thursday and ended with the prices of 15 stocks rising, 11 declining and seven closing with prices remaining unchanged.
At the close, the  Junior Market Index carved out a gain of 18.65 points to settle at 2,467.78. The average PE Ratio ended at 10.8 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 1,839,376 shares for $4,361,132 compared to 4,929,572 units at $9,632,353 on Thursday. Tropical Battery led trading with 25.1 percent of total volume with an exchange of 462,122 shares, followed by AMG Packaging with 15.8 percent of the day’s trade or 291,010 units and Mailpac Group with 13.7 percent for 251,531 shares.
Trading ended with an average of 55,739 units at $132,156 in contrast to 140,845 at $275,210 on Thursday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 258,843 units at $553,962, in comparison to 272,356 units at $582,026 on Thursday. Trading in September ended with an average of 119,171 units at  $249,355.
At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the 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 fell 25 cents to finish at $1.60 with 291,010 shares changing hands, Blue Power dropped 41 cents to $3.07 in an exchange of 1,656 units, Caribbean Assurance Brokers advanced 16 cents to $1.83, with 1,167 stock units passing through the market. Caribbean Cream lost 4 cents to close at $4.86 trading 8,667 units, Caribbean Flavours declined 7 cents to $1.75 with investors switching ownership of 76,958 units, Caribbean Producers slipped 5 cents to $2.20 with an exchange of 28,377 shares. Derrimon Trading lost 2 cents to end at $2.48 with 24,525 stocks changing hands, Elite Diagnostic gained 8 cents to close at $3.14 with 326 stock units passing through the market, Everything Fresh rose 1 cent to finish at 71 cents with investors transferring 1,428 stock units. Express Catering increased by 9 cents to settle at $3.15 with 17,666 stocks changing hands Fontana declined 3 cents and traded 231,577 stock units to end at $4.97, General Accident climbed 36 cents to close at $6.50 with an exchange of 23,960 stocks. GWest Corporation slipped 1 cent to finish at 90 cents with 13,939 units passing through the market, iCreate gained 10 cents to settle at 70 cents with investors switching ownership of 2,000 stock units, Indies Pharma advanced 17 cents to end at $2.85 with 371 units changing hands. Iron Rock Insurance added 1 cent to close at $2.51, with an exchange of 13,282 units, ISP Finance jumped $2.49 to finish at $18.50 trading 204 units, Jamaican Teas declined 11 cents to $4.89 with 88,260 shares traded. Jetcon Corporation increased 9 cents to end at 89 cents with investors transferring 9,000 stock units, Lumber Depot gained 6 cents to close at $1.10 with 128,808 shares changing hands, Mailpac Group rose 4 cents in an exchange of 251,531 stock units to settle at $1.99. Main Event advanced 70 cents to finish at $3.70, with 2,955 stocks passing through the market, Medical Disposables climbed 35 cents to end at $4.25 with 4,033 shares traded. Stationery and Office Supplies declined 3 cents to close at $4.97, with investors switching ownership of 1,598 stocks and  Tropical Battery lost 4 cents to settle at $1.19 with 462,122 shares crossing the exchange.
In the preference segment, Derrimon Trading preference shares gained 1 cent to finish at $2.05 with 100 units changing hands.

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

Junior Market slips on Tuesday

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Tuesday, with the market declining moderately after the prices of more stocks fell than those rising after 173 percent more shares traded than on Friday.
Trading ended with 36 securities changing hands compared to 30 on Friday and closed with the prices of 10 stocks rising, 16 declining and 10 remaining unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index dropped 10.79 points to settle at 2,500.71. The average PE Ratio ended at 11.3 based on the ICInsider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Trading closed with an exchange of 6,241,322 shares for  $10,328,488 compared to 2,285,445 units at $6,026,625 on Friday. Tropical Battery traded 63.2 percent of total volume, with 3.94 million shares, followed by Lasco Distributors with 7.1 percent and 441,987 units and Mailpac Group ended with 6.8 percent or 422,033 units.
Trading ended with an average of 173,370 units at $286,902 in contrast to 76,182 at $200,888 on Friday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 297,285 units at $634,685 compared to 308,724 units at $666,788 on Friday. Trading in September resulted in an average of  119,171 units at $249,355.
At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows five stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of trading, AMG Packaging lost 21 cents to end at $1.65, in exchanging 5,000 shares, Blue Power closed 4 cents lower at $3.40 trading 38 units Caribbean Assurance Brokers slid 10 cents to at $1.80, with 150 shares passing through the market. Caribbean Cream lost 5 cents to $5.10, in an exchange of 32,621 shares, Caribbean Flavours gained 4 cents to close at $1.74, with 339,826 shares changing hands, Caribbean Producers finished with a loss of 2 cents at $2.34, after trading 4,612 stock units. Derrimon Trading lost 11 cents in closing at $2.64, in an exchange of  32,573 shares, Express Catering ended 5 cents lower at $3.85 after a transfer of 2,305 units, General Accident closed at $6.50, after losing 19 cents trading 2,790 units. GWest Corporation gained 11 cents to settle at 86 cents, with an exchange of 1,000 units, Honey Bun lost 4 cents in closing at $4.85  trading 59,977 shares, iCreate lost 2 cents to settle at 70 cents, with 2,713 units crossing the market. Indies Pharma gained 1 cent to settle at $2.67 and finishing with a transfer of 24,600 shares, Iron Rock Insurance shed 37 cents to end at $2.51, in an exchange of 50,000 shares, Jamaican Teas picked up 14 cents to end at $5, in transferring 49,971 shares. Jetcon Corporation rose 9 cents to settle at 89 cents, clearing the market with 35,416 shares, Knutsford Express dipped 45 cents to $6.30, trading 10,004 stock units, Lasco Distributors shed 5 cents to close at $3.10 after crossing the market, with 441,987 shares. Lasco Financial lost 1 cent in closing at $2.07, with 36,683 stock units passing through the market, Lasco Manufacturing slipped 3 cents to $3.42, with 10,900 stock units crossing the exchange, Lumber Depot gained 3 cents in ending at $1.08 and exchanging 370,772 shares. Mailpac Group rose 1 cent to close at $1.99, with a transfer of 422,033 stocks, Main Event rose 49 cents to $3.74 in an exchange of 600 units, Medical Disposables gained 79 cents in closing at $4.30, with 20,154 stock units changing hands. Tropical Battery lost 3 cents to finish at  $1.14, in trading 3,944,991 shares and tTech rose 90 cents to settle at $6.40 after exchanging 1,000 units.

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

Junior Market rises on Friday

Caribbean Cream, fresh from reporting a more than doubling of earnings for the half-year, gave the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange some lift on Friday, with the stocks rising nine percent to help lift the >market Index by 19.79 points to settle at 2,511.50.
Similar to Thursday, trading ended with 30 securities changing hands and concluded with the prices of 12 stocks rising, the prices of 12 declining and six with prices remaining unchanged.
The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 11.2 based on the ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 2,285,445 shares for  $6,026,625 compared to 2,441,975 units at $5,915,805 on Thursday.
Caribbean Flavours led trading with 23.4 percent of total volume with an exchange of 534,770 shares, followed by Caribbean Cream with 19.7 percent of the day’s trade or 450,118 units and Tropical Battery with 379,495 units for 16.6 percent market share.
Trading ended with an average of 76,182 units at $200,888 in contrast to 81,399 at $197,193 on Thursday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 308,724 units at $666,787, in comparison to 328,102 units at $705,612 on Thursday. Trading in September resulted in an average of 119,171 units at $249,355.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows six stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers after one stock ended at a 52 weeks’ low.
At the close of the market, Blue Power lost 2 cents to settle at $3.44 with investors switching 1,150 stock units, Caribbean Cream gained 44 cents and traded 450,118 units to end at $5.15, following the release of half-year results with profit doubling in the period with a 220 percent increase for the second quarter. Caribbean Flavours declined 6 cents to finish at $1.70, with 534,770 stock units passing through the market. Caribbean Producers advanced 16 cents to close at $2.36 with an exchange of 1,575 shares, Derrimon Trading rose 10 cents to end at $2.75 with 838 shares changing hands, Everything Fresh slipped 1 cent to 67 cents with investors transferring 8,332 stock units. Fontana rose 34 cents to finish at $4.99 with 61,670 units traded, Fosrich dropped 19 cents to settle at $3.20 with 10,568 units passing through the market, GWest Corporation rose 4 cents to close at 75 cents with an exchange of 77,447 shares. Indies Pharma fell 23 cents to end at $2.66 with 16,033 shares changing hands, ISP Finance jumped $5.95 to finish at $25.95 with investors switching ownership of 8,022 shares, Jamaican Teas lost 13 cents to settle at $4.86 with 123,392 stock units traded. Jetcon Corporation lost 7 cents to close at 80 cents with 92,849 shares passing through the market, Knutsford Express fell 10 cents to end at $6.75 with an exchange of 1,780 stocks, following the release of results showing a loss in the first quarter, Lasco Distributors slipped 2 cents to $3.15 with 632 units changing hands. Lasco Financial increased 3 cents to $2.08 with investors transferring 258 stock units, Lasco Manufacturing declined by 13 cents to settle at $3.45 with 2,000 stocks passing through the market, Limners and Bards advanced 7 cents to close at $2.67 with an exchange of 35,992 units. Mailpac Group advanced 3 cents, trading 351,137 units to end at $1.98, Main Event dropped 15 cents to finish at $3.25 with 710 stocks changing hands, Medical Disposables shed $1.23 to settle at $3.51 with investors switching ownership of 13,330 units. Stationery and Office Supplies climbed 68 cents to close at $5.55 with 14,100 stock units traded and Tropical Battery rose 1 cent to finish at $1.17 with 379,495 shares crossing the exchange.
In the preference segment, CAC 2000, 9.5% gained 4 cents to end at 99 cents with 2,315 units changing hands.

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

Junior Market slips a bit on Thursday

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Trading remained fairly steady on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Thursday, with Market Index slipping a mere 2.01 points to 2,491.71 despite stocks than rising stocks outdid falling ones three to one after 46 percent fewer shares traded than on Wednesday.
Trading ended with 30 securities changing hands versus 32 on Wednesday and ended with the prices of 18 stocks rising, the prices of seven declining and five with prices remaining unchanged.
At the close, the average PE Ratio of the market ended at 10.7 based on the IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 2,441,975 shares for $5,915,805 compared to 4,500,883 units at $9,523,058 on Wednesday. Caribbean Flavour led trading with 36 percent of total volume for an exchange of 879,378 shares, followed by Tropical Battery with 15.4 percent of the day’s trade or 375,005 units and Jamaican Teas with 318,487 units for 13 percent market share.
Trading ended with an average of 81,399 units at $197,193 in contrast to 140,653 at $297,596 on Wednesday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 328,102 units at $705,612, in comparison to  350,530 units at $751,832 on Wednesday. Trading in September resulted in an average of 119,171 units at $249,355.
At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market was negative for Friday’s trading, with five stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and nine with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging lost 14 cents to settle at $1.86 after exchanging 11,664 shares, Blue Power climbed 40 cents to end at $3.46 with investors transferring 100 units, Caribbean Cream rose 1 cent to finish at $4.71 with 32,500 stocks passing through the market Caribbean Flavours shed 53 cents to close at $1.76 with the trading 879,378 stocks, Caribbean Producers gained 4 cents to settle at $2.20 with 100,000 shares changing hands, Derrimon Trading advanced 9 cents to end at $2.65 with an exchange of,5,000 stock units. Elite Diagnostic fell 9 cents to finish at $3.05 with investors switching ownership of 2,050 shares, Express Catering jumped 35 cents to $3.90 with 120 units passing through the market,  Fontana dropped 30 cents to settle at $4.65 with 164,450 stock units traded. Fosrich advanced 19 cents to end at $3.39 with 300 stock units changing hands, Honey Bun rose 8 cents to finish at $4.89 with investors transferring 7,907 units, iCreate gained 6 cents to close at 72 cents with 42,657 shares passing through the market. Jamaican Teas rose 8 cents, with an exchange of 318,487 shares to settle at $4.99 Jetcon Corporation ended 2 cents higher at 87 cents with 20,005 stock units changing hands, KLE Group advanced 6 cents to finish at $1.42 with 1,250 stocks traded. Knutsford Express jumped $1.05 to close at $6.85 with investors switching ownership of 11,579 units, Lasco Financial lost 4 cents to settle at $2.05 with 7,944 shares passing through the market, Lasco Manufacturing increased 22 cents to end at $3.58 with an exchange of 32,849 shares. Limners and Bards fell 9 cents to finish at $2.60 with 85,853 units changing hands, Lumber Depot rose 1 cent, trading 108,529 stocks to close at $1.05, Mailpac Group finished 1 cent higher at $1.95 with investors transferring 58,758 stock units. Main Event advanced 14 cents to settle at $3.40 with an exchange of 17,963 units, Medical Disposables climbed 44 cents to end at $4.74 with 23,588 stock units passing through the market and tTech jumped 50 cents to $5.50 with 1,000 stock units crossing the exchange.

In the preference segment, CAC 2000 slipped 4 cents to close at 95 cents, with 7,737 stocks changing hands.

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

43 points chopped off Junior Market

Investors knocked 42.94 points off the Junior Market Index on Monday to close at 2,524.48 points with 27 percent fewer shares trading than on Friday and 18 percent lower value.
Trading ended with 32 securities changing hands compared to 30 on Friday and closed with the prices of 10 stocks rising, 12 declining and 10 remaining unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index dropped 42.94 points to settle at 2,524.48. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 10.9 based on the IC Insider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 6,359,921 shares for $13,064,680  compared to 8,653,225 units at $15,890,750 on Friday. Tropical Battery led trading with 70.1 percent of total volume after an exchange of 4.46 million shares, followed by MailPac Group with 6.4 percent for 409,301 units and Lumber Depot with 4.7 percent market or 299,442 shares.
Trading ended with an average of 198,748 units at $408,271 in contrast to 288,441 at $529,692 on Friday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in 791,382 units at $1,478,168, compared to 1,092,403 units at $2,021,607 on Friday. Trading in September resulted in an average of 119,171 units at 249,355.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows three stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial fell $1.88 to $22.12, with 1,000 shares crossing the exchange, AMG Packaging gained 16 cents ending at $1.79, in trading 15,837 stock units, Blue Power shed 50 cents to close at $3.08 after exchanging 1,208 units. Cargo Handlers ended $1.45 lower at $6.35, with investors swapping 400 shares, Caribbean Assurance Brokers lost 14 cents to close at $1.85, after 3,249 stock units crossed the exchange, Caribbean Flavours gained 10 cents to end at $18.50, in exchanging 185,769 shares. Caribbean Producers gained 20 cents to finish at $2.40 trading 28,945 shares, Consolidated Bakeries closed at $1.35, with gains of 23 cents, with 8,414 stock units changing hands, Dolphin Cove finished 10 cents higher at $7, in trading 284 units. Express Catering picked up 3 cents to end at $4.08, after exchanging 3,740 stock units, Fontana lost 2 cents to settle at $5.03 trading 74,649 shares, Fosrich slipped 15 cents to close at $3.75, with 5,054 stock units changing hands. General Accident gained 20 cents to close at $6.35, with 1,575 units crossing the market, Honey Bun rose 10 cents to $4.90, after an exchange of 28,625 shares, Indies Pharma lost 22 cents in ending at $2.68, after trading 19,700 stock units. Jamaican Teas lost 14 cents to finish at $4.86, after exchanging 224,378 shares, Lasco Distributors carved out a gain of 2 cents to settle at  $3.13, after clearing the market with 1,203 stock units, Lasco Financial picked up 5 cents to finish at $2.10, with 163,405 shares crossing the exchange. Lumber Depot lost 1 cent to settle at $1.10, after clearing the market with 299,442 shares, Mailpac Group fell 2 cents to $1.98, with a transfer of 409,301 shares, Medical Disposables shed 29 cents to close at $4.74, with investors switching ownership of 3,753 stock units and Tropical Battery fell 9 cents to settle at $1.08, in an exchange of 4,460,990 shares.

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

Junior Market heads higher on Friday

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Friday, with the market rising even as more stocks fell than rose after investors traded 86 percent fewer shares than on Thursday.

Tropical Battery traded the most shares on Friday on the Junior Market.

Trading ended with 30 securities changing hands compared to 33 on Thursday and ended with nine stocks rising, the prices of 13 declining and eight with prices remaining unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index increased 34.26 points to settle at 2,567.42, the highest point since August 14. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 11 based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 8,653,225 shares for $15,890,750 compared to 60,168,191 units at $111,470,486 on Thursday. Tropical Battery led trading with 62.8 percent of total volume with an exchange of 5.44 million shares d, followed by Mailpac Group with 19.7 percent of the day’s trade or 1.71 million units and Lumber Depot with 404,255 units for 4.7 percent market share.
Trading ended with an average of 288,441 units at $529,692 in contrast to 1,823,279 at $3,377,894 on Thursday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 1,092,403 units at  $2,021,607. Trading in September ended, with an average of 119,171  units at $249,355.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and six with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial climbed $1.97 to end at $24 with an exchange of 216 shares, AMG Packaging fell 6 cents to settle at $1.63 with 8,040 stock units changing hands, Blue Power advanced 39 cents to finish at $3.58 with the trading of 10,006 shares. Caribbean Assurance Brokers lost 2 cents to close at $1.99 with 10,000 units passing through the market, Caribbean Cream slipped 2 cents to $4.48 with an exchange of  39,380 stocks, Caribbean Flavours declined by 5 cents to settle at $18.40 with investors switching ownership of 106,436 stock units. Caribbean Producers dropped 15 cents to end at $2.20 with 40,275 shares changing hands, Express Catering lost 10 cents to close at $4.05 with 2,000 stocks passing through the market. Fontana fell 5 cents and traded 119,410 stock units to settle at $5.05. Honey Bun increased 2 cents to finish at $4.80 with investors transferring 1,400 units,  iCreate added 1 cent to end at 75 cents with an exchange of 36,226 shares, Indies Pharma declined by 5 cents to close at $2.90 with 20,940 shares changing hands. Jamaican Teas climbed 9 cents to finish at $5 with 399,447 units traded, Jetcon Corporation slid 4 cents to settle at 91 cents with the switching of ownership of 10,700 stock units, Knutsford Express gained 10 cents to end at $6.90 with an exchange of just three shares. Lasco Manufacturing rose 9 cents to close at $3.50 in trading  761 units, Limners and Bards advanced 10 cents to finish at $2.75 with 44,679 shares changing hands, Lumber Depot increased 4 cents to end at $1.11 with 404,255 stocks passing through the market. Mailpac Group slipped 5 cents in trading 1,708,177 stock units to close at $2, Tropical Battery slipped 1 cent to $1.17 with investors switching ownership of 5,436,363 shares, while Stationery and Office Supplies dropped 77 cents to finish at $4.82 with 1,000 stocks crossing the exchange.
In the market’s preference segment, CAC 2000, 9.5% slipped 3 cents to 99 cents, with 58,601  units changing hands.

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

Huge Mailpac trade on Thursday

Mailpac dominated trading on Thursday on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, with over 80 percent of the day’s volume, contributing to 257 percent more shares traded than on Wednesday as the market declined despite more stocks rising than falling.

Mailpac dominated trading on Thursday, with 84% of the total volume of the market.

Trading ended with an exchange of 33 securities, as was the case on Wednesday, and concluded with the prices of 15 stocks rising, the prices of 12 declining and six with prices remaining unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index dropped 22.52 points to settle at 2,533.16. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 11 based on the IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of  60,168,191 shares for  $111,470,486  compared to 16,863,058 units at $25,635,940 on Wednesday. Mailpac Group led trading with 83.9 percent of total volume with an exchange of 50.48 million shares, followed by Tropical Battery with 11 percent of the day’s trade or 6.62 million units for and Jamaican Teas with 1.10 million units for 1.8 percent market share.
Trading ended with an average of 1,823,279 units at $3,377,894 compared to 511,002 at $776,847 on Wednesday, compared to  119,171  units at $249,355 to round out the month of September.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial dropped $4.59 to finish at $22.03 with 1,260 shares traded, AMG Packaging gained 7 cents to end at $1.69 with 4,675 stock units passing through the market, Blue Power added 3 cents to settle at $3.19 with an exchange of 1,320 units. Caribbean Cream rose 12 cents to close at $4.50 with 43,673 shares changing hands, Caribbean Flavours climbed $1.45 to finish at $18.45 with 5,000 stocks traded, Elite Diagnostic shed 13 cents to settle at $3.02 with 34,001 stock units passing through the market. Everything Fresh gained 5 cents to close at 69 cents with investors transferring  5,254 shares, Express Catering gained 7 cents to end at $4.15 with an exchange of 500 stocks,  Fontana increased 10 cents to close at $5.10 with 72,365 shares changing hands. Fosrich climbed 22 cents to settle at $3.90 with investors switching ownership of 510 shares, General Accident declined 21 cents to $6.15 in trading 7,500 units, GWest Corporation slipped 3 cents to 78 cents with 12,000 stocks passing through the market. Honey Bun declined 2 cents in exchanging 52,114 shares to close at $4.78, Indies Pharma finished 2 cents higher at $2.95 with investors transferring 151,118 shares, Jamaican Teas rose 8 cents and traded 1,099,894 stock units to end at $4.91. Jetcon Corporation advanced 14 cents to 95 cents with 97,400 stocks changing hands, KLE Group climbed 6 cents to $1.42 with 101 stocks passing through the market, Lasco Distributors gained 3 cents to finish at $3.11 with an exchange of 78,600 units. Lasco Financial fell 5 cents to end at $2.05 with investors switching ownership of 103,001 stock units,  Lasco Manufacturing lost 1 cent to settle at $3.41 with 3,429 shares traded, Limner and Bards lost 5 cents to close at $2.65 with 34,783 shares changing hands. Lumber Depot slipped 1 cent to end at $1.07 with 112,855 stock units passing through the market,  Mailpac Group declined by 4 cents and exchanged 50,482,009 shares to finish at $2.05, Tropical Battery dropped 11 cents to settle at $1.18 with investors transferring 6,620,968 stocks after the price hit a new high of $1.35. Stationery and Office Supplies jumped $1.39 to end at $5.59 with 5,211 units traded and tTech rose 70 cents to close at $6.70 with 15,048 units crossing the exchange.
 In the preference segment, CAC 2000, 9.5% lost 15 cents to finish at $1.02, with 45 units changing hands.

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

Junior Market rose in September

More stocks gained than declined on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Wednesday, with the market rising after the volume of shares trading jumped 1,341 percent over Tuesday’s level, with the newly listed Tropical Battery accounting for 34 percent of the day’s volume.
Trading ended with 33 securities changing hands, compared to 34 on Tuesday and ended with the prices of 15 stocks rising, the prices of 12 stocks declining, with six, remaining unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index gained 35.55 points to settle at the highest point since mid-August at 2,555.68 and the average PE Ratio of the market ended at 10.9 based on IC Insider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 16,863,058 shares for $25,635,940 compared to 1,170,245 units at $5,056,500 on Tuesday. GWest Corporation led trading with 45.5 percent of the day’s volume in trading 7.67 million shares, followed by Tropical Battery with 34.2 percent of the day’s trade, accounting for 5.76 million units and Fontana with 6.6 percent market share amounting to 1.11 million units.
Trading ended with an average of 511,002 units at $776,847 in contrast to 34,419 at $148,721 on Tuesday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 119,171 units at $249,355, in comparison to 99,609 units at $223,021 on Tuesday. Trading in August ended, with an average of 104,414 units at $321,996 trading.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows six stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial climbed $4.62, to $26.62 in trading 43,179 shares, AMG Packaging lost 18 cents to close at $1.62, with 11,432 stock units passing through the market, Caribbean Cream gained 6 cents to end at $4.38, in exchanging  50 units. Caribbean Flavours closed at $17, after losing $1.16 with 18,437 stock units changing hands, Caribbean Producers gained 5 cents to end at $2.35, with 483,222 shares clearing the market, Derrimon Trading shed 13 cents to settle at $2.80 as investors switched ownership of 60,873 shares. Elite Diagnostic gained 3 cents to finish at $3.15 trading 35,542 stock units, Everything Fresh lost 7 cents to settle at 64 cents after exchanging 63,318 shares, Express Catering ended at $4.08, with a loss of 2 cents and 1,565 units changing hands. Fontana carved out a gain of 27 cents to close at $5,  after finishing with the transfer of 1,109,904 shares, Fosrich advanced 17 cents to $3.68 trading 255,255 shares, General Accident gained 6 cents to end at $6.36, in transferring 22,000 stock units. GWest Corporation carved out a loss 14 cents to settle at 81 cents in trading 7,670,526 shares, Honey Bun lost 5 cents to end at $4.80, with 6,684 units crossing the exchange, iCreate lost 1 cent to end at 74 cents, with investors swapping 2,400 stock units. Indies Pharma advanced 13 cents to $2.93, in exchanging 278,260 shares,  Jamaican Teas jumped 53 cents to $4.83, with 161,040 shares crossing the exchange, Jetcon Corporation shed 18 cents to settle at 81 cents, with a transfer of 288,766 shares. Knutsford Express lost 10 cents to close at  $6.80, in trading 3,149 units, Lasco Distributors lost 2 cents, ending at $3.08 with 6,900 stock units passing through the market, Lasco Financial gained 2 cents to settle at $2.10, in exchanging 73,600 shares. Mailpac Group rose 4 cents to end at $2.09 in trading 104,216 shares, Medical Disposables carved out a gain of 1 cent to close at $5.03, with 4,217  stock units crossing the market. Tropical Battery rose 29 cents to end at a new closing high of $1.29, after exchanging 5,764,184 shares on the first day of the being listed after a successful public offer. SSL Venture gained 2 cents to close at 56 cents, in an exchange of 261,459 shares, Stationery and Office Supplies advanced 19 cents to end at $4.20, with four stock units crossing the market and tTech shed 28 cents in closing at $6 after 1,960 stock units changing hands.

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

Four days of gains for Junior Market

Another day of a rising market brought the total to four consecutive days of the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange after more stocks declined than rose, with 7 percent fewer shares trading than on Friday.
Trading ended with 33 securities changing hands compared to 31 on Friday and closed with the prices of nine stocks rising, 11 declining and 13 remaining unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index squeezed out a rise of 8.31 points to close at $2,547.48. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 10.8 based on IC Insider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 2,115,554 shares for $5,271,667 compared to 2,268,215 units at $5,993,926 on Friday. Mailpac Group led trading with 27.5 percent of total volume for 581,872 shares, followed by Lumber Depot with 24.8 percent or 523,710 units and Jamaican Teas with 279,830 units, 13.2 percent market share.
Trading ended with an average of 64,108 units at $159,747 in contrast to 73,168 at $193,352 on Friday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 103,144 units at $227,050 compared to 105,313 units at $212,908 on Friday. Trading in  August resulted in an average of 104,414 units at $321,996.
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 two with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging lost 1 cent to close at $1.79 trading 3,250 units, Blue Power rose 45 cents to $3.60, after exchanging 5,020 stock units, Cargo Handlers lost 10 cents to settle at $7.80, after clearing the market with 5,065 stock units. Caribbean Cream jumped 44 cents to $4.32, with investors swapping 2,000 units, Caribbean Flavours climbed 69 cents to settle at $18.18, with an exchange of 2,001 units. Caribbean Producers lost 5 cents to settle at $2.30, after clearing the market with 60,734 shares, Express Catering shed 50 cents in closing at $3.55, with 2,015 stock units crossing the exchange, Fosrich lost 30 cents to settle at $3.60, with 650 units crossing the market. General Accident fell to $6.58, with a loss of 46 cents trading 13,706 stock units, Honey Bun gained 28 cents to close at $4.99, after clearing the market with 3,435 units,  Jamaican Teas shed 34 cents in closing at $4.25, with 279,830 shares changing hands the exchange. Jetcon Corporation lost 1 cent in closing at 92 cents, with 1,070 units changing hands, Knutsford Express gained 10 cents to end at $6.90, trading 1,073 units, Lasco Financial gained 1 cent to end at $2.14, with investors swapping 9,812 stock units. Lasco Manufacturing declined 8 cents to $3.42, after exchanging 36,301 shares, Limners and Bards gained 5 cents to settle at $2.70, trading 98,619 shares, Lumber Depot carved out a loss 10 cents in closing at 95 cents, in exchanging 523,710 shares. Mailpac Group gained 3 cents to settle at $2.08, in trading 581,872 shares and Medical Disposables lost 2 cents to finish at $5.06, with an exchange of 173 units.
In the preference segment of the market, CAC 2000 9.5% preference shares rose 15 cents to end at $1.17 trading 24 units.

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

Junior Market inches higher – Thursday

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed higher on Thursday, as the number of stocks rising and falling held even after 56 percent fewer shares changed hands than on Wednesday.
Trading concluded with 33 securities changing hands compared to 23 on Wednesday and ended, with the prices of 10 stocks rising, the prices of 10  declining and 13 with prices remaining unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index gained 11.7 points to settle at 2,534.12. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 10.9 based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 1,700,358 shares for $4,040,852 compared to 3,872,328 units at $9,887,155 on Wednesday.  Mailpac Group led trading with 54.8 percent of the total volume, accounting for 931,763 shares, followed by Fontana with 10.7 percent for 182,377 units and Lumber Depot with 160,000 units, 9.4 percent market share.
Trading ended with an average of 51,526 units at $122,450 in contrast to 168,362 at $429,876 on Wednesday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 107,083 units at $232,850 compared to 110,542 units at $239,724 on Wednesday. Trading in August resulted in an average of 104,414 units at $321,996.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows three stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial lost $2.98 to finish at $22 with an exchange of 1,202 shares, Blue Power declined 16 cents to $3.15 with 3,397 stocks traded, Cargo Handlers fell 5 cents to settle at $7.95 with investors transferring just eight units. Caribbean Assurance Brokers closed 1 cent higher at $1.91 with 100 stocks changing hands, Caribbean Cream climbed 48 cents to finish at $4.34 with investors switching ownership of a mere 100 shares, Derrimon Trading dropped 10 cents to settle at $2.75 with an exchange of 20,209 shares.  Elite Diagnostic lost 18 cents to end at $3.02 with 34,813 stocks passing through the market, Fontana rose 7 cents to close at $4.79 with 182,377 units changing hands, Fosrich shed 35 cents to $3.60 with 37,316 units traded. GWest Corporation slipped 2 cents to 95 cents with investors transferring 95 shares, iCreate gained 7 cents to finish at 75 cents with an exchange of 49,925 shares, ISP Finance climbed $3 to end at $15 with a mere 1 unit passing through the market.  Jamaican Teas declined by 12 cents to settle at $4.27 with  5,525 stocks traded, Jetcon Corporation rose 7 cents to close at 93 cents with a transfer of 84,354 stock units, Lasco Manufacturing gained 10 cents to finish at $3.60  with 100 shares changing hands. Limners and Bards fell 6 cents to $2.69 with 85,599  units traded, Lumber Depot increased by 2 cents and exchanged 160,000 shares to settle at $1.09,  Paramount Trading advanced 29 cents to end at $1.70 with investors trading 100 stocks and SSL Venture slipped 1 cent to 74 cents with 100  shares crossing the exchange.
In the preference segment, Derrimon Trading advanced 5 cents to close at $2.05, with 2,165 shares changing hands.

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