Modest gains eked out by Junior Market

Junior Market stocks rose to 2,580.21 within an hour of trading opening at the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Friday, but the market retreated and closed with a modest gain after more stocks declined than rose as investors traded 44 percent more shares than on Thursday.
The Market Index gained 4.03 points to settle at 2,537.29 and the market closed with an average PE Ratio of 12.6 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Trading closed with 31 securities changing hands compared to 32 on Thursday, ending with the prices of nine stocks rising, 13 declining and nine remaining unchanged.
Trading ended with an exchange of 4,844,204 shares for $20,370,620 versus 3,353,944 units at $7,247,408 on Thursday.
Jamaican Teas led trading with 56 percent of total volume in an exchange of 2.72 million shares, followed by Jetcon Corporation with 14.6 percent with a transfer of 706,934 units and AMG Packaging with 13.9 percent for 671,366 shares.
Trading ended with an average of 156,265 units at $657,117 in contrast to 104,811 at $226,481 on Thursday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 199,954 units at $570,000, compared to 202,892 units at $564,142 on Thursday. October averaged 230,868 units at $535,509.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows seven stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the market close, AMG Packaging traded 671,366 shares and fell 5 cents to end at $1.49, Blue Power advanced 20 cents to finish at $3.50 with 395 stock units changing hands, CAC 2000 climbed 20 cents to settle at $9.20 with 525 stocks traded. Cargo Handlers jumped $1.26 to close at  $7.60 with a solitary unit passing through the market, Caribbean Cream rose 2 cents to end at $4.09 with investor switching ownership of 87 shares, Caribbean Flavours dropped 11 cents to finish at $1.70 with an exchange of 51,052 stocks. Derrimon Trading declined 10 cents to $2.40 with 60,830 units changing hands, Dolphin Cove jumped 55 cents to $6.55 with 1,800 shares traded, Express Catering fell 21 cents to $3.55 with 11,096 stock units passing through the market. Fontana lost 5 cents to finish at $5.25 with a transfer of 62,257  units, General Accident slipped 3 cents to $6.45 with 1,000 shares changing hands, Indies Pharma shed 24 cents to close at $2.51 with switching the ownership of 142,000 stocks. Jamaican Teas exchanged 2,715,159 units and advanced 55 cents to end at $6.70, Jetcon Corporation gained 5 cents trading 706,934 shares to finish at 75 cents, Knutsford Express slid 3 cents to $6 with 2,188 units passing through the market. Lasco Financial rose 1 cent to close at $2.66 with a transfer of 500 stock units, Lumber Depot declined by 5 cents to $1.20 with an exchange of 17,571 shares, Mailpac Group lost 2 cents to finish at $2.15 with 70,344 stock units changing hands.  Main Event dropped 50 cents to $2.99 with 4,893 shares traded, Medical Disposables fell 10 cents to close at $4.30 with 12,009 shares passing through the market, Stationery and Office Supplies advanced 20 cents to end at $4.50, with the ownership of 1,000 shares switching and tTech shed 65 cents to finish at $5 with 69,629 units crossing the exchange.

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

Slippage for Junior market

Falling stock prices beat out rising ones at the close of the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Wednesday with the market index declining 19.66 to 2,541.81 after 37 percent fewer shares were exchanged, with 52 percent lower value compared to Tuesday.
Trading ended with 34 securities changing hands compared to 30 on Tuesday and closed with the prices of 12 stocks rising, 16 declining and six remaining unchanged.
The Junior Market closed with an average PE Ratio of 12.7 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 2,855,958 shares for $5,973,002 compared to 4,533,956 units at $12,319,152 on Tuesday. Mailpac Group led trading with 16.3 percent of total volume after trading 466,426, followed by Jetcon Corporation with 16 percent for 457,555 units and Caribbean Flavours with 14.5 percent market share for 413,643 units.
Trading ended with an average of 83,999 units at $175,677 in contrast to 151,132 at $410,638 on Tuesday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 210,207 units at $589,328, compared to 221,072 units at $624,934 on Tuesday. October closed, with an average of 230,868 units at $535,509.
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 two with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial rose $1.88 to close at $21.90, with just 22 shares changing hands, Cargo Handlers gained 4 cents to settle at $6.34, after an exchange of 45,000 stocks, Caribbean Cream lost 6 cents to end at $4.07, switching ownership of 350 units. Caribbean Flavours closed at $1.71, after losing 11 with the trading of 413,643 shares, Caribbean Producers picked up 2 cents in closing at $2.36, in exchanging 2,785 stock units, Consolidated Bakeries lost 8 cents in ending at $1.38 and trading 1,082 units. Derrimon Trading lost 20 cents to close at $2.50, with an exchange of 1,903 stock units, Elite Diagnostic gained 1 cent to end at $3.11 after a transfer of 20,500 stocks, Everything Fresh lost 1 cent to settle at 70 cents, in trading 33,136 shares. Fontana closed 19 cents lower at $5.20, after 47,359 stock units crossed the exchange, Fosrich rose 23 cents to $3.93, in a transfer of 33,540 shares, Honey Bun gained 5 cents in closing at $4.85, after trading 51,403 stock units. Indies Pharma lost 22 cents to settle at $2.60, with 76,509 shares changing hands, Iron Rock Insurance shed 21 cents to end at $3, in exchanging 20,492 units. Jamaican Teas rose 35 cents $6.35, in switching ownership of 123,595 shares. Jetcon Corporation fell 15 cents to end at 70 cents, with 457,555 shares crossing the exchange, Knutsford Express carved out a loss of 10 cents in closing at $6.70 after 50,003 shares changed hands, Lasco Financial gained 1 cent to end at $2.65 trading 1,575 units. Lasco Manufacturing declined 18 cents to $3.81 and finishing with a transfer of 10,000 stock units, Limners and Bards picked up 2 cents to close at $2.48, with an exchange of 190,264 shares. Lumber Depot gained 2 cents to end at $1.17, in trading 196,219 stock units. Mailpac Group lost 2 cents to close at $2.18, clearing the market with 466,426 units, Medical Disposables shed 17 cents to settle at $4.50, with 246 stocks changing hands, Paramount Trading lost 14 cents to close at $1.35, after an exchange of 49,855 shares. SSL Venture settled at 53 cents, with a loss of 2 cents trading 21,532 stock units, Tropical Battery lost 1 cent to end at $1.20, in crossing the exchange with 341,083 shares and tTech carved out a gain of 20 cents to settle at $5.65, after trading 4,234 units.
In the preference share segment of the market, CAC 2000 9.5% gained 18 cents to end at $1.14,  with investors swapping 4,369 units.

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

Six weeks high for Junior Market

Junior Market stocks hit their highest point since the second day of October and August 26th when the market index gained 21.49 points to close on Tuesday at 2,561.47, just slightly lower than the 2,564.59 points closing high in July and 2,567.42 at the October high.  
Trading concluded on Tuesday with the market rising after more stocks rose than fell as investors exchanged nine percent more shares than on Monday. The market closed with 30 securities changing hands down from 35 on Monday and ended with the prices of 14 stocks rising, eight declining and eight closed unchanged. The average PE Ratio ended at 12.9 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Investors exchanged 4,533,956 shares for $12,319,152 compared to 4,145,851 units at $14,021,504 on Monday. Mailpac Group led trading with 28 percent of total volume with 1.27 million shares, followed by Lumber Depot with 21.1 percent for 956,492 units and Lasco Distributors with 14.1 percent or 641,535 shares.
The average trade ended with at 151,132 units at $410,638 in contrast to 118,453 at $400,614 on Monday. For the month to date, the average trade ended with 221,072 units at $624,934, versus 226,820 units at $642,547 on Monday. October ended with an average of 230,868 units at $535,509 trading.
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 four with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging gained 6 cents to end at $1.60 with 100 shares traded, Cargo Handlers dropped $1.30 to settle at $6.30 with an exchange of 11,410 stock units, Caribbean Assurance Brokers slipped 1 cent to $1.81 with 124 shares changing hands. Caribbean Flavours increased by 5 cents to close at $1.82 with 55,554 securities changing hands, Caribbean Producers dipped 1 cent to $2.34 with 23,271 stock units passing through the market, Consolidated Bakeries climbed 11 cents to end at $1.46 in an exchange of 5 shares. Derrimon Trading advanced 20 cents to $2.70 with 15 stock units changing hands, Dolphin Cove shed $1 to close at $6 with a transfer of 250 shares, Express Catering jumped 23 cents trading 100 units to finish at $3.74. Fontana gained 13 cents to end at $5.39 with an exchange of 136,602 shares, General Accident climbed 28 cents to $6.48 while exchanging 2,267 stock units, Honey Bun slipped 1 cent to $4.80 with 251,267 units changing hands. iCreate lost  5 cents to close at 60 cents with investors switching ownership of 5,000 shares, Jamaican Teas jumped 50 cents to finish at $6 with 443,012 units passing through the market, ahead of the company shareholders approving a  three for one stock split to take effect on November 30. Knutsford Express advanced 20 cents to $6.80 with an exchange of 100,825 shares, Lasco Distributors traded 641,535 stocks and gained 20 cents to finish at $3.29, Lasco Financial added 4 cents to close at $2.64 with 129,948 units changing hands. Lasco Manufacturing fell 6 cents to $3.99 with a transfer of 8,098 shares. Limners and Bards increased by 1 cent to $2.46 with 17,675 stock units changing hands, Lumber Depot lost 5 cents and exchanged 956,492 stocks to settle at $1.15, Mailpac Group traded 1,267,356 shares and rose 1 cent to close at $2.20 and Medical Disposables advanced 40 cents to finish at $4.67 with 2,000 shares crossing the exchange.

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

Junior Market inches higher

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The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Monday with the market rising after more stocks rose than declined with 67 percent fewer shares trading than on Friday.
Trading ended with 35 securities changing hands compared to 32 on Friday and closed with 14 stocks rising, 10 declining and 11 remaining unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index rose 7.63 points to settle at 2,539.98. The average PE Ratio ends at 12.6 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 4,145,851 shares for 14,021,504 compared to 12,631,994 units at $33,900,773 on Friday. Lasco Manufacturing led trading with 37.8 percent of total volume and accounting for 1.57 million shares, followed by Fontana with 14.1 percent for 586,470 units and Mailpac Group with 10.9 percent for 452,407 shares.
Trading ended with an average of 118,453 units at $400,614, in contrast to 394,750 at $1,059,399 on Friday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 226,798 units at $642,434, compared to 238,314 units at $668,207 on Friday. October ended with an average of 230,868 units at $535,509 trading.
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 none with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial gained 91 cents in closing at $20.02, with an exchange of  1,910 shares, AMG Packaging lost 9 cents in ending at $1.54, with 152 units clearing the market, CAC 2000 gained 50 cents to settle at $9, with investors swapping 1,000 units. Cargo Handlers advanced $1.25 to $7.60 in crossing the exchange with seven units, Caribbean Assurance Brokers lost 3 cents to close at $1.82 trading 18 stock units, Caribbean Cream rose 6 cents to $4.13 with the swapping of 500 shares. Caribbean Flavours rose 2 cents to $1.77, with 236,001 stocks changing hands, Caribbean Producers picked up 1 cent to end at $2.35, in trading 1,474 units, Derrimon Trading lost 20 cents exchanging 6,205 stock units at $2.50. Express Catering declined 23 cents to $3.51 while trading 6,570 units, Fontana gained 46 cents to finish at $5.26, after an exchange of 578,470 shares, General Accident lost 25 cents with 118,066 shares passing through the market to end at $6.20. GWest Corporation shed 19 cents to end at 70 cents, with 78,077 stock units changing hands, Honey Bun gained 1 cent to close at $4.81, in trading 18,840 shares, iCreate dipped 5 cents to 65 cents, with an exchange of 13,213 stock units. Lasco Distributors closed at $3.09, after gaining 8 cents in crossing the market with 57,600 shares, Lasco Financial lost 12 cents to end at $2.60 trading 5,000 units, Lasco Manufacturing added 8 cents to end at $4.05, with 1,565,343 shares passing through the market. Limners and Bards gained 3 cents to end at $2.45, trading 13,936 units, Mailpac Group lost 5 cents to close at $2.19, trading 452,407 shares, Medical Disposables rose 26 cents to $4.27, with 3,200 units changing hands. Paramount Trading gained 1 cent to end at  $1.49, after trading 17,089 stock units, Stationery and Office Supplies lost 25 cents to settle at $4.30, in exchanging 29,000 stock units and Tropical Battery picked up 1 cent to end at $1.21, with 288,661 shares crossing the exchange.

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

Lasco Manufacturing commands Junior Market

Lasco Manufacturing dominated Junior Market trading on Wednesday.

Fresh from a sharp 41 percent jump in second-quarter profit, Lasco Manufacturing dominated trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Wednesday with almost 88 percent of the day’s volume leading to an exchange of 135 percent more shares worth 321 percent in value than on Tuesday.
Trading ended with 36 securities changing hands compared to 30 on Tuesday and closed with the prices of 16 stocks rising, 14 declining and six ending unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index lost 23.48 points to settle at 2,518.62. The average PE Ratio ended at 11.4 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 25,127,529 shares for $95,287,962 compared to 10,660,690 units at $22,630,394 on Tuesday. Lasco Manufacturing dominated trading with 87.8 percent of total volume for 22.07 million shares, followed by Mailpac Group with 3.1 percent accounting for 771,442 units and Jamaican Teas with 318,824 units for 1.3 percent market share.
Trading ended with an average of 697,987 units at $2,646,888 in contrast to 355,356 at $754,346 on Tuesday. The average trade month to date amounts to 232,182 units at $657,223, compared to 159,902 units at $348,482 on Tuesday. Trading in October resulted in an average of 230,868 units at $535,509.
At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows four stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial fell $1.20 to $20, with an exchange of 4,046 stock units, Blue Power lost 17 cents in closing at $3.30 and trading 766 units, CAC 2000 declined $3 to settle at $11 after exchanging 1,818 units. Cargo Handlers shed 89 cents to close at $6.35, with 607 units changing hands, Caribbean Assurance Brokers finished 15 cents lower at $1.75, in trading 8,362 stock units, Caribbean Cream gained 26 cents to close at $3.96, with 13,653 stock units passing through the market. Caribbean Flavours eased 14 cents to $1.70, after an exchange of 114,121 shares, Consolidated Bakeries picked up 5 cents to close at $1.45, with 4,000 units changing hands, Derrimon Trading shed 13 cents to end at $2.31, in transferring 164,180 shares. Dolphin Cove gained 5 cents trading 5,100 stock units to finish at $7, Elite Diagnostic lost 5 cents to close at $3.05 after exchanging 10,100 stock units, Express Catering gained 26 cents in closing at $3.76, with 59,315 shares crossing the market. Fontana settled at $4.98, with a gain of 1 cent and exchanging 99,583 shares, Fosrich closed 24 cents higher at $3.89, after crossing the exchange with 19,326 stock units, GWest Corporation fell 13 cents to 75 cents, in transferring 15,000 stock units. Honey Bun lost 1 cent in ending at $4.84, with 2,230 units changing hands, iCreate shed 2 cents to settle at 65 cents after 113,097 shares crossed the exchange, Iron Rock Insurance rose 1 cent to close at $3.21, with 10,501 stock units changing hands. Jamaican Teas gained 36 cents to close at $5.95, in crossing the market with 318,824 shares, Jetcon Corporation closed 7 cents higher at 85 cents, with 1,500 units crossing the exchange, Knutsford Express gained 20 cents in closing at $6.70, trading 8,731 units. Lasco Distributors lost 13 cents to finish at $3.01, with investors swapping 62,362 shares, Lasco Manufacturing rose 10 cents to $4 after exchanging 22,072,049 shares, Limners and Bards gained 2 cents to close at $2.55, with an exchange of 11,626 stock units. Lumber Depot lost 2 cents to settle at $1.25 after 316,007 shares crossed the market, Mailpac Group gained 7 cents to end at $2.21, with an exchange of 771,442 shares, Main Event rose 1 cent to $3 in trading 228,412 shares. Medical Disposables shed 37 cents to end at $4.30, transferring 2,000 units, Paramount Trading gained 7 cents in closing at $1.58, with an exchange of 52,014 shares and Stationery and Office Supplies picked up 5 cents to settle at $4.55, with 36,430 stock units changing hands.

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

Trading picks upon Junior Market

Stocks slipped moderately on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange at the close on Monday, with more stocks falling than rising, with slightly more shares changing hands than on Friday.
Trading ended with 35 securities changing hands, the same as on Friday and closed with the prices of 13 rising, 15 declining and seven remained unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index fell 8.64 points to 2,530.39. The average PE Ratio ends at 11.4 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Trading resulted in an exchange of 3,834,464 shares for $9,292,519 compared to 3,359,001 units at $7,739,063 on Friday. Tropical Battery led trading with 19.6 percent of total volume, with 749,717 shares, followed by Lumber Depot 12.7 percent with 485,198 units and Mailpac Group with 10 percent or 382,834 shares.
Trading ended with an average of 109,556 units at $265,501 in contrast to 95,971 at $221,116 on Friday. For the month to date, the average trade ended in an exchange of 130,874 units at $288,205, compared to 135,342 units at $292,963 on Friday. October closed with an average of 230,868 units at $535,509.
At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows two stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and six with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial gained 50 cents to end at $21.50, after exchanging 6,000 shares, AMG Packaging picked up 16 cents to close at $1.62, in trading 28,426 stock units, Cargo Handlers lost 51 cents to settle at $7.24, with 100 units changing hands. Caribbean Cream rose 40 cents in closing at $4.49, with the swapping of 50,005 shares, Caribbean Flavours gained 7 cents to close at $1.80, in exchanging 125,666 stock units, Caribbean Producers ended 4 cents higher at $2.34, with investors swapping 4,500 units. Derrimon Trading lost 1 cent to close at $2.44, after trading 11,400 shares, Elite Diagnostic shed 18 cents to end at $3.10,  in exchanging 30,832 stock units, Everything Fresh finished at 72 cents, with a loss of 2 cents in the transfer of 185,411 shares. Express Catering lost 3 cents to settle at $3.74, in crossing the market with 21 units, Fontana was down 1 cent in closing at $4.71, with an exchange of 128,289 stock units, Fosrich lost 17 cents to end at $3.52 trading 9,075 shares. Honey Bun gained 5 cents to settle at $4.85, with 310,079 units changing hands, iCreate lost 2 cents to settle at 67 cents, with investors swapping 100 stock units, Indies Pharma settled at $2.58, after losing 2 cents and exchanging 62,450 shares. Iron Rock Insurance gained 20 cents to close at $3.20 trading 20,000 units, ISP Finance declined by $1.45 to $21, after exchanging 50 stocks, Jamaican Teas fell 18 cents to $5.22, with the trading of 305,152 shares. Jetcon Corporation added 10 cents to end at 85 cents after trading 201 units, Lasco Distributors lost 1 cent to close at $3.14 with the trading of 112,895 shares, Lasco Financial rose 13 cents to $2.73, with an exchange of 224,994 stock units. Lasco Manufacturing closed 23 cents higher to $3.98 in trading 145,776 shares, Lumber Depot gained 2 cents to close at $1.29 after exchanging 485,198 stock units, Medical Disposables advanced 3 cents to $4.28 after trading 20,000 shares. Paramount Trading shed 9 cents to end at $1.51, in exchanging 1,500 units, Stationery and Office Supplies lost 1 cent in closing at $4.54, with 34,000 shares changing hands, Tropical Battery gained 4 cents to close at $1.25, in exchanging  749,717 shares and tTech dropped $1.70 to $5 trading 16,032 stock units.

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

Big gain for Junior Market Index

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed higher on Friday, despite more stocks falling than rising as investors traded 80 percent more shares carrying 91 percent more value than on Thursday.
Trading ended with 35 securities changing hands, up from 34 on  Thursday and finished with 13 stocks rising, the prices of 15 declining and seven with prices remaining unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index carved out a gain of 29.75 points to settle at 2,539.03. The average PE Ratio ended at 11.4 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Trading closed with 3,359,001 shares for $7,739,063 versus 1,860,954 units at $4,046,985 on Thursday. Mailpac Group led trading with 20.6 percent of total volume with a transfer of 690,324 shares, followed by Tropical Battery with 17.9 percent for 601,792 stock units and Limners and Bards with 11 percent market share for 369,298 units.
Trading ended with an average of 95,971 units at $221,116 compared to 54,734 at $119,029 on Thursday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 135,342 units at  $292,963, compared to 145,781 units at $312,014on Thursday. October closed with an average of 230,868 units trading at $535,509.
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 five with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging lost 13 cents to settle at $1.46 with 84,210 shares changing hands, Blue Power gained 22 cents to end at $3.47, trading 2,020 shares, Cargo Handlers jumped $1.45 to finish at $7.75 with an exchange of just five stock units. Caribbean Assurance Brokers closed 7 cents lower at $1.83 with 7,702 stocks passing through the market, Caribbean Cream dropped 61 cents to settle at $4.09 with a transfer of 49,376 stocks, Caribbean Flavours advanced 17 cents to end at $1.73 with an exchange of 22,908 stocks. Derrimon Trading rose 5 cents to finish at  $2.45 with 10,150 stocks passing through the market, Dolphin Cove gained 1 cent and closed at $7 after and trading 437 shares, Everything Fresh slipped 1 cent to 74 cents with investors switching ownership of 52,621 stock units. Express Catering climbed 47 cents to end at $3.77 with 33 shares changing hands, Fosrich fell 24 cents to end at $3.69 with an exchange of 13,800 units, General Accident advanced 30 cents to finish at $6.50 with 15,826 shares passing through the market. GWest Corporation lost 1 cent to settle at 88 cents with 100 shares traded,  Indies Pharma gained 10 cents to close at $2.60 in the transfer of 16,575 stocks, Iron Rock Insurance dropped 20 cents to end at $3 with 17,544 stock units changing hands. Jetcon Corporation dipped 5 cents to finish at 75 cents after exchanging 74,587 stocks, Knutsford Express fell 11 cents to $6.69 with 329 shares passing through the market, Lasco Distributors increased 1 cent to close at $3.15 trading of 67,623 stock units. Lasco Financial lost 10 cents to end at $2.60 with 344,300 stock units changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing rose 5 cents to finish at $3.75 with a transfer of 17,883 shares, Limners and Bards dipped 1 cent and exchanged 369,298 stocks to settle at $2.50. Lumber Depot slipped 3 cents to close at $1.27 with 142,641 stock units passing through the market, Mailpac Group gained 1 cent, trading 690,324 shares to end at $2, Main Event fell 1 cent to finish at $2.99 with 1,000 stocks changing hands. Paramount Trading shed 30 cents to settle at $1.60 with investors transferring 97,894 stocks, Tropical Battery lost 3 cents to close at $1.21 with 601,792 shares traded and tTech jumped $2.60 to end at $6.70 with 40 units crossing the exchange.
In the preference segment, CAC 2000 rose 2 cents to finish at 99 cents, with 3,218 stocks changing hands.

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

Prices highly mixed on Junior market

Prices movements were even when the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Wednesday, but the market index slipped moderately after trading 57 percent fewer shares worth 55 percent less than on Tuesday.
Trading ended with 34 securities changing hands compared to 28 on Tuesday and closed with the prices of 11 stocks rising  11 declining and 12 remaining unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index shed 12.67 points to settle at 2,524.43. The PE Ratio averaged 11.3 based on ICInsider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 3,035,084 shares for $7,617,641  compared to 7,037,763 units at $16,944,311 on Tuesday. Limners and Bards led trading with 40.9 percent of total volume with 1.24 million shares, followed by Lasco Financial 12.6 percent with 383,345 units and Tropical Battery with 8.5 percent market share for 258,623 units.
Trading ended with an average of 89,267 units at $224,048 in contrast to 251,349 at $605,154 on Tuesday. The average trade for November to date is 177,369 units at $378,968, compared to224,173 units at $461,269 on Tuesday. Trading in October resulted in an average of 230,868 units at $535,509.
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 four with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Blue Power lost 37 cents ending at $3.10, with 100 units passing through the market, Cargo Handlers shed 60 cents to end at $6.30, in exchanging 548 units, Caribbean Assurance Brokers fell 12 cents in closing at $1.80 trading 1,919 units. Caribbean Cream rose 70 cents to $4.70, in an exchange of  100,050 shares, Caribbean Flavours gained 12 cents to close at $1.75 trading 18,545 stock units, Consolidated Bakeries ended 3 cents higher at $1.43 after crossing the market with 201 units. Derrimon Trading lost 36 cents to end at $2.45, with investors swapping 89,137 shares, Dolphin Cove lost 1 cent in closing at $6.99, with 259 units changing hands, Everything Fresh closed at 75 cents, with a rise of 1 cent trading 562 units. Fontana shed 28 cents to close at $4.72, in exchanging 70,292 shares, Fosrich gained 30 cents in closing at $3.65, with a transfer of 72,728 stocks, General Accident rose 30 cents to settle at $6.50, with investors switching ownership of 661 units. iCreate slipped to 66 cents, after losing 3 cents trading 200,076 shares, Iron Rock Insurance gained 8 cents to finish at $2.88, with 1,000 units passing through the market, Jamaican Teas lost 17 cents to settle at $5.23 trading 72,005 shares. KLE Group gained 35 cents in closing at $1.45, in exchanging 5,560 units, Lasco Distributors gained 16 cents in closing at $3.15, with an exchange of 37,391 stock units, Lasco Financial lost 8 cents to end at $2.60, transferring 383,345 shares. Limners and Bards gained 4 cents to settle at $2.55 with 1,241,222 shares crossing the market, Lumber Depot fell 3 cents to finish at $1.41, with 69,193 shares changing hands, Main Event gained 2 cents to close at $3, after exchanging 25,145 stock units and Medical Disposables lost 2 cents in ending at $4.65, in exchange for 1,209 units.

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

Sharp gain for Junior Market

Stocks recorded more gains for a second day, with the market index jumping sharply on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange at the close on Tuesday with more stocks advancing than declining after trading 4 percent fewer shares than on Monday but with values 35 percent higher.
At the close, the Junior Market Index advanced 41.95 points to settle at 2,537.10. The PE Ratio averages 11.4 based on the ICInsider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Trading ended with 28 securities changing hands compared to 36 on Monday and closed with the prices of 12 stocks rising, eight declining and eight remaining unchanged.
The market closed with an exchange of 7,037,763 shares for $16,944,311 compared to 7,309,294 units at $12,576,887 on Monday. Lasco Financial led trading with 42.2 percent of total volume after an exchange of 2.97 million shares, followed by Lumber Depot with 17 percent for 1.2 million units and Jamaican Teas 8 percent after exchanging 562,787 shares.
Trading ended with an average of 251,349 units at $605,154 in contrast to 203,036 at $349,358 on Monday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in 224,173 units at $461,269. Trading in  October resulted in an average of 230,868 units at $535,509.
At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows four stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and five with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial advanced $3 to $22, in clearing the market with 1,041 shares, Cargo Handlers shed 85 cents to settle at $6.90, with 1,000 units passing through the market, Caribbean Assurance Brokers lost 2 cents to close at $1.92 trading 29,480 shares. Caribbean Flavours slipped 5 cents to $1.63, in exchanging 106,931 shares, Caribbean Producers settled at $2.25, after losing 5 cents and trading 2,506 units, Derrimon Trading rose 3 cents to $2.81, with 117,645 shares changing hands. Dolphin Cove picked up 1 cent to finish at $7, with 1,707 units changing hands, Express Catering gained 56 cents, in ending at $3.86 after exchanging 50 units, General Accident closed 18 cents higher at $6.20, in transferring 100 units. Iron Rock Insurance gained 30 cents to close at $2.80 after trading 46,540 stock units, Jamaican Teas ended at $5.40, with gains of 35 cents with 562,787 shares clearing the market, Knutsford Express lost 5 cents to settle at $6.80, with 5,557 units crossing the exchange. Lasco Distributors closed 1 cent lower at $2.99 trading 63,438 shares, Lasco Financial gained 29 cents to end at $2.68, with 2,972,626 shares trading, Limners and Bards lost 1 cent to $2.51 after clearing the market with 41,500 stock units. Lumber Depot picked up 14 cents in closing at $1.44, in exchanging 1,196,824 shares, Mailpac Group gained 2 cents to settle at $2, with 369,390 shares changing hands, SSL Venture Capital ended 8 cents higher at 67 cents trading 449,884 shares. Stationery and Office Supplies shed 25 cents to close at $4.55 after exchanging 397,818 shares and Tropical Battery rose 6 cents to close at $1.22, with 297,149 shares crossing the exchange.

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

Junior Market index falters again

Trading surged with investors chasing after 156 percent more shares worth 388 percent more than Monday’s levels on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Tuesday.
Trading concluded with 38 securities changing hands compared to 37 on Monday and ended with the prices of 11 stocks rising, 21 declining and six with prices remaining unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index carved out a loss of 3.87 points to settle at 2,457.96 and the PE Ratio averaged 10.9 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 8,285,311 shares for $34,641,926  compared to 3,238,878 units at $7,097,152 on Monday. General Accident led trading with 55.7 percent of total volume in exchanging 4.61 million shares, followed by Lumber Depot with 7.7 percent or 640,674 units and  Tropical Battery with 7.4 percent after trading 610,629 units.
Trading ended with an average of 218,035 units at $911,630 in contrast to 87,537 at $191,815 on Monday. For October to date, the average trade ended with an exchange of 245,781 units at $554,280, compared to 247,644 units at $530,288 on Monday. 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, Access Financial advanced 34 cents to end at $21.84 after exchanging 127 stock units, AMG Packaging gained 23 cents to finish at $1.84 with 467,983 stock units changing hands, Blue Power rose 1 cent to $3.45 with investors transferring  1,721 stock units.  Caribbean Assurance Brokers lost 4 cents to close at $1.80 with5,152 shares passing through the market, Caribbean Cream dropped 50 cents to end at $4 with 40,500 stock units traded, Caribbean Flavours slipped 2 cents to $1.73 in an exchange of 24,200 units. Caribbean Producers increased by 5 cents to finish at $2.30 with 11,174 shares changing hands, Derrimon Trading gained 5 cents to settle at $2.55 with investors swapping 32,027 stocks, Dolphin Cove shed 99 cents to close at $6 with 1,500 stocks passing through the market. Elite Diagnostic lost 1 cent to end at $3.05 with an exchange of 110,352 stock units, Everything Fresh gained 1 cent to finish at 72 cents with 44,626 units changing hands, Express Catering climbed 26 cents to settle at $3.45 with investors transferring 5 stocks. Fontana fell 5 cents to close at $4.80 with 238,266 shares passing through the market, Fosrich lost 4 cents to end at $3.16 with 5,205 stocks traded, General Accident dropped 14 cents and exchanged 4,614,219 stock units to finish at $6. GWest Corporation fell 12 cents to 78 cents with 11,863 stocks changing hands, Honey Bun fell 1 cent to $4.73 after the trading of 33,925 stock units, iCreate declined by 3 cents to close at 67 cents with 25,200 stock units passing through the market. Indies Pharma increased by 7 cents to end at $2.82 with 55,824 stocks traded, ISP Finance jumped $5 to finish at $23.50 with an exchange of 241 shares, Jamaican Teas lost 2 cents to settle at $4.97 with 56,823 stock units changing hands. Jetcon Corporation dipped 11 cents to close at 69 cents with 493,155 units changing hands, Knutsford Express shed 60 cents to end at $6.30 with the transferring of 16,100 shares,  Lasco Distributors rose 10 cents to finish at $3.15 with 99,650 units passing through the market. Lasco Financial dropped 2 cents to settle at $2.07 with 81,825 units traded, Limners and Bards declined by 6 cents to close at $2.60 with an exchange of 19,201 units,  Lumber Depot climbed 10 cents, exchanging 640,674 stock units to end at $1.14. Mailpac Group slipped 2 cents to finish at $1.96 with 377,510 stocks changing hands, Medical Disposables lost 3 cents to settle at $4.80 with investors switching ownership of 5,487 stock units, Paramount Trading dropped 20 cents to close at $1.50 with 13,840  stock units passing through the market. Stationery and Office Supplies shed 48 cents to end at $4.50 in trading 52 stock units and Tropical Battery fell 5 cents to finish at $1.20 with 610,629 stock units crossing the exchange.

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