Strong Junior Market gains for second day

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange advanced 36.11 points to close at 3,485.29 in trading on Monday, following the 26.63 points rise on Friday.
The market closed with 31 securities crossing the exchange versus 32 on Friday and ended with the prices of 16 securities advancing, 8 falling and 7 remaining unchanged.
Market activities, resulted in an exchange of 1,540,695 units valued $7,317,969 compared to 1,888,462 units valued at $8,580,846 changing hands on Friday.
Trading ended with an average of 49,700 units for an average of $236,063 in contrast to 59,014 units for an average of $268,151 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 86,618 units at $407,075 compared to 96,155 units at $451,253 previously, in contrast, September closed with an average of 954,574 units valued at $2,612,695 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial ended market activity exchanging 8,487 shares to close at $36.50 after falling 50 cents, AMG Packaging closed 17 cents higher at $2, with 21,450 stock units trading, Blue Power close with a loss of 35 cents at $8.65, swapping of 800 shares. Cargo Handlers declined 55 cents in trading of 3,900 units at $9.45, Caribbean Producers closed trading of 10,000 units and gained 5 cents to end at $4.80, Consolidated Bakeries ended trading with 16,100 shares, after rising 5 cents to end at $1.8. Derrimon Trading climbed 12 cents in exchanging 69,666 shares at $2.58, Express Catering dipped 6 cents in trading of 3,100 units at $6.34, Elite Diagnostic traded 68,343 units and gained 10 cents to end at $5.60, Fosrich closed with a loss of 5 cents at $4.95, after swapping of 25,229 shares. Fontana lost 20 cents in exchanging 328,535 shares to close at 8 cents, General Accident traded 29,552 shares, after rising 20 cents to end at $6.70, Honey Bun ended with 15,100 shares changing hands after rising 3 cents to end at $6.38, Indies Pharma lost 3 cents with 98,515 units crossing the exchange at $3.32. Iron Rock Insurance closed trading of 200 units and gained 5 cents to end at $4, Jamaican Teas climbed 7 cents and exchanged 49,220 shares at $6, Jetcon Corporation closed 4 cents higher at $2, with 207,144 stock units trading, Limners and Bards ended with 150,562 shares trading, after rising 25 cents to end at $2.80. Lasco Distributors fell 5 cents in swapping 179,816 units at $3.70. Lasco Financial ended trading with 600 shares, after rising 5 cents to end at $4.90, Lasco Manufacturing closed 10 cents higher at $5.50, with 108,235 stock units changing. Main Event ended trading with 3,726 shares, after rising 40 cents to end at $6, Paramount Trading exchanged 10,925 units and gained 5 cents to end at $2.25 and Stationery and Office Supplies ended trading of 25,000 shares, after rising 85 cents to end at $12.

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

 

Junior Market advances – Friday

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange advanced by 26.63 points to close at 3,449.18 in trading on Friday with advancing stocks beat out declining ones.
The market closed with 32 securities crossing the exchange versus 30 on Thursday and ended with the prices of 14 securities advanced, 10 declined and 8 remained unchanged.
Market activities, resulted in an exchange of 1,888,462 units valued at $8,580,846 compared to 2,444,430 units valued at $10,669,698 changing hands on Thursday.
Trading ended with an average of 59,014 units for an average of $268,151 in contrast to 81,481 units for an average of $355,657 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 96,155 units at $451,253 compared to 109,660 units at $517,835 previously, in contrast, September closed with an average of 954,574 units valued at $2,612,695 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 6 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 7 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial gained $3.40 to end at $37 with 23,503 stock units trading, AMG Packaging closed 8 cents higher at $1.83, with 8,252 stock units changing hands, Cargo Handlers closed trading of 100 units and gained 50 cents to end at $10, Caribbean Cream climbed 43 cents and exchanged 2,000 shares at $4.95. Caribbean Producers ended trading with 52,000 shares, after rising 24 cents to end at $4.75, Consolidated Bakeries closed with a loss of 5 cents at $1.75, after swapping 41,453 shares, Dolphin Cove lost 50 cents in trading 20,200 shares to close at $10. Derrimon Trading dipped 9 cents in trading 107,111 units at $2.46, Express Catering closed 72 cents higher at $6.40, with 25,512 stock units trading, Elite Diagnostic dropped 71 cents in trading 37,934 units to close at $5.50, Fosrich declined 5 cents in trading of 900 units at $5. Fontana shed 20 cents in exchanging 43,194 units at $8.20, General Accident closed with 21,716 units changing hands and gained 10 cents to end at $6.50, Honey Bun climbed 20 cents and exchanged 24,645 shares at $6.35, Indies Pharma traded 33,253 shares, after rising 4 cents to end at $3.35. Jamaican Teas lost 17 cents with 17,482 units changing hands at $5.93, Jetcon Corporation climbed 16 cents and exchanged 23,163 shares at $1.96, Knutsford Express climbed 19 cents in swapping 11,513 shares at $11. Lasco Distributors fell 5 cents in trading 883,543 units at $3.75, Lasco Financial closed 9 cents higher at $4.85, with 156,058 stock units crossing the exchange, Lasco Manufacturing climbed 11 cents and exchanged 36,415 shares at $5.40.  Limners and Bards declined by 20 cents to settle at $2.55 with 65,972 units crossing the exchange, Main Event climbed 9 cents and exchanged 4,000 shares at $5.60 and SSL Venture Capital lost 25 cents in trading of 1,000 units at $1.35.

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

 

Junior Market suffers minor fall – Thursday

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange traded 30 securities on Thursday with the prices of 12 securities advanced, 13 declined and 5 remained unchanged leading the market Index to dipped just 4.40 points to 3,422.55.
Market activities, resulted in an exchange of 2,444,430 units valued at $10,669,698 compared to 5,067,017 units valued at $23,716,252 from 28 securities changing hands on Wednesday.
Trading ended with an average of 81,481 units for an average of $355,657 in contrast to 180,965 units for an average of $847,009 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 109,660 units at $517,835 compared to 124,236 shares valued at $601,721 previously, in contrast, September closed with an average of 954,574 units valued at $2,612,695 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial ended with a loss of $3.40 at a 52 weeks’ low of $33.60, after swapping 9,687 shares, AMG Packaging declined 11 cents in trading 25,000 units at $1.75, Blue Power ended with a loss of $1 at $9 with 5,155 stock units changing hands. Caribbean Producers lost 26 cents in trading of 16,110 units to close at $4.51, Consolidated Bakeries closed 5 cents higher at $1.80, with 6,000 stock units trading, Dolphin Cove ended trading with 34,205 shares, after rising 49 cents to end at $10.50. Derrimon Trading closed 13 cents higher at $2.55, with 143,250 stock units changing hands, Express Catering lost 62 cents trading 2,173 units at $5.68, Elite Diagnostic ended with 7,600 shares crossing the exchange after rising 81 cents to end at $6.21. Fontana closed trading of 120,657 units and gained 10 cents to end at $8.40, General Accident exchanged 3,100 units and gained 9 cents to end at $6.40, Honey Bun fell 35 cents in swapping 26,925 units at $6.15, Iron Rock Insurance lost 5 cents in trading 16,577 shares to close at $3.95. Jamaican Teas closed 10 cents higher at $6.10, with 24,774 stock units moving through the market, Jetcon Corporation lost 20 cents in trading of 25,559 units at $1.80. Knutsford Express fell 19 cents in exchanging 3,785 units at $10.81, Lasco Distributors closed 10 cents higher at $3.80, with 976,000 stock units changing hands. Lasco Financial ended market activity exchanging 554,327 shares to close at $4.76 after falling 29 cents, Lasco Manufacturing climbed 9 cents and exchanged 32,560 shares at $5.29, Limners and Bards dipped 7 cents in trading 90,522 units at $2.75, Medical Disposables closed 5 cents higher at $7.05, trading 4,000 stock units. Main Event lost 49 cents in exchanging 24,779 shares to close at $5.51, Paramount Trading climbed 20 cents and exchanged 15,000 shares at $2.20. Stationery and Office Supplies ended trading with 2,250 shares, after rising 35 cents to end at $11.15 and SSL Venture Capital resumed trading after a long suspension and ended with a loss of 1 cent at 1.60 with 9,121 stock units changing hands.

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

Junior Market suffers big fall – Wednesday

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Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Wednesday with the market Index dropping sharply by 89.34 points to close at 3,426.95 as Access Financial dived $5, General Accident dipped 60 cents and Stationery and Office Supplies dropped 79 cents.  
Trading ended with 28 securities changing hands with prices of 11 advancing, 11 declining, 6 remaining unchanged and resulted in an exchange of 5,067,017 units valued at $23,716,252 compared to 2,138,664 units at $11,183,538 from 30 securities changing hands on Tuesday.
Trading closed with an average of 180,965 units for an average of $847,009 in contrast to 71,289 units for an average of $372,785 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to  124,236 units valued at $601,721. In contrast, September closed with an average of 954,574 units valued at $2,612,695 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 3 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial dropped $5 to settle at $37 after exchanging 3,889 shares, Caribbean Flavours closed trading of 1,052 units and gained 1 cent to end at $13.01, Caribbean Producers climbed 26 cents and exchanged 28,857 shares at $4.77. Dolphin Cove climbed 1 cent and exchanged 307,716 shares at $10.01, Derrimon Trading exchanged 188,278 shares, after rising 6 cents to end at $2.42, Express Catering closed 30 cents higher at $6.30, with 19,785 stock units trading, Everything Fresh lost 4 cents in swapping 9,600 shares to close at $1.21. Fontana ended market activity exchanging 127,784 shares to close at $8.30 after falling 15 cents, General Accident dipped 60 cents in trading of 628,164 units at $6.31. GWest Corporation gained 1 cent to end at $1.02, in trading 60,535 shares, Honey Bun climbed 50 cents in exchanging 100 shares at $6.50, iCreate closed trading of 1,800 units and gained 1 cent to end at 73 cents, Indies Pharma lost 1 cent at $3.31 with 30,230 stock units changing hands. Jamaican Teas fell 30 cents trading of 25,248 units at $6, Jetcon Corporation fell 20 cents in trading of 71,233 units at $2, Knutsford Express dipped 10 cents in trading 10,310 units at $11, Lasco Distributors closed trading of 3,069,824 units and gained 15 cents to end at $3.70. Lasco Financial ended with 94,729 shares crossing the exchange, after rising 5 cents to end at $5.05, Lasco Manufacturing closed with a loss of 20 cents at $5.20, after swapping 31,500 shares. Limners and Bards closed 7 cents higher at $2.82, with 88,901 stock units trading, Paramount Trading lost 20 cents in trading of 6,721 units at $2 and Stationery and Office Supplies dipped 79 cents in trading of 62,770 units to end at $10.80.

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

Junior Market starts October down

The trend of a large number of stocks rising at the end of one month, followed by falling prices at the start of the next, was evident at the end of September and October on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange.
Market activities closed on Tuesday with 30 securities changing hands, resulting in the prices of 7 securities advanced, 16 declined and 6 remained unchanged in contrast to 26 trading with 10 rising and 7 falling. At the close, the Junior Market Index declined 16.96 points to 3,516.31.
Trading resulted in an exchange of 2,138,664 units valued at $11,183,538 down sharply from 6,210,149 units valued at $22,471,302 trading on Monday.
Trading ended with an average of 71,289 units for an average of $372,785 in contrast to 238,852 units for an average of $864,281 on Monday. In contrast, September closed with an average of 954,574 units valued at $2,612,695 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 7 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial dropped $3 trading 11,656 units at $42, AMG Packaging lost 14 cents in exchanging 62,100 units at $1.86, Blue Power climbed $1 to settle at $10 with 200 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cream ended market activity exchanging 51,900 shares to close at $4.52 after falling 48 cents. Caribbean Producers declined 9 cents trading 70,481 units to end at $4.51, Consolidated Bakeries dipped 12 cents in exchanging 6,167 units at $1.75, Dolphin Cove dropped $1.75 in moving 420,763 units through the market at a 52 weeks’ low of $10. Derrimon Trading ended with 604,122 shares changing hands, after rising 1 cent to end at $2.36, Express Catering dipped 50 cents in trading of 19,912 units at $6, Everything Fresh lost 6 cents in swapping 20,000 shares to close at $1.25, Elite Diagnostic closed 8 cents higher at $5.40, with 57,236 stock units crossing the exchange. Fosrich shed 5 cents in trading of 5,050 units at $5.05, Fontana ended with 62,501 shares changing hands after rising 15 cents to end at $8.45, General Accident gained 1 to end at $6.91, trading 17,272 shares, GWest Corporation fell 9 cents in exchanging of 34,594 units at $1.01. Honey Bun ended with a loss of $1 at $6 with 73,900 stock units changing hands, iCreate ended trading with 10,000 shares, after rising 2 cents to end at 72 cents, Indies Pharma ended with 79,613 shares crossing the exchange, after rising 2 cents to end at $3.32. Jetcon Corporation closed 20 cents higher at $2.20, with 83,296 stock units trading, Lasco Distributors dipped 30 cents in trading of 23,246 units at $3.55. Lasco Manufacturing closed with a loss of 10 cents at $5.40, in swapping of 20,753 shares, Limners and Bards lost 22 cents in exchanging of 201,729 units at $2.75 and Stationery and Office Supplies dropped by 81 cents to settle at $11.59. In the junior market preference segment, Paramount Trading close with a loss of 15 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $2.05 after swapping of 500 shares.

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

Access fall sinks Junior Market – Monday

Access Financial Services’ traded at a 52 weeks’ low of $34.85 on Monday.

Access Financial Services dropped $5.14 to help knock 50.49 points off the Market Index at the end of trading on Monday following an announcement of a proposal to sell 68.6 million shares owned by Proven Investments at $32 each.
The Junior Market fall pushed the index to close at 3,398.78 on Monday with 29 securities changing hands, resulting in the prices of 11 securities gaining, 14 declined and 4 remained unchanged.
At the close of trading, 2,155,083 units valued at $9,679,894 passed through the market, compared to 2,702,763 units valued at $10,370,231 with 26 securities changing hands on Friday.
Trading ended with an average of 74,313 units at $333,789 for each security exchanged, in contrast to 103,952 units for an average of $398,855 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 1,192,684 valued at $3,076,854 and previously 1,269,357 valued at $3,264,913 for each security traded. August ended with an average of 232,398 units valued at $1,072,851 for each traded security.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the close of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 6 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial dived $5.14 in trading of 8,824 units to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $34.86. AMG Packaging fell 12 cents in trading of 4,100 units at $1.70, Caribbean Cream climbed 25 cents in exchanging 100 shares at $5.25, Cargo Handlers ended with a loss of 1 cent at $9.50 with 3,338 stock units changing hands. Caribbean Producers shed 10 cents trading of 402,636 units to close at $4.70, Derrimon Trading fell 3 cents with 6,000 units changing hands at $2.44, Express Catering ended market activity in exchanging 1,000 shares to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $5.60 after falling 90 cents, Everything Fresh declined by 26 cents trading 54,100 units to end at $1. Elite Diagnostic dipped 29 cents with 44,524 units crossing the exchange to close at $5.31, Fosrich ended trading with 99,251 shares, after rising 2 cents to end at $4.95, Fontana exchanged 5,390 shares and declined 5 cents to settle at $8.05, General Accident climbed 60 cents in trading 104,600 shares to end at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $6.85. Honey Bun traded 6,719 shares, after rising 30 cents to end at $6.50, iCreate exchanged 10,000 shares to close at 75 cents after falling 2 cents, Iron Rock Insurance fell 5 cents in trading 103,000 units at $3.95, Jamaican Teas climbed 12 cents and exchanged 120,687 shares at $6.10. Jetcon Corporation climbed 30 cents with 188,632 shares changing hands at $2.10, Knutsford Express ended market activity exchanging 2,750 shares to close at $10.90 after falling 9 cents, Limners and Bards closed 3 cents higher at $2.55, with 252,272 stock units clearing the exchange, Lasco Distributors ended exchanging 126,000 shares to close at $3.25 after falling 23 cents. Lasco Financial traded 95,877 shares, after rising 22 cents to end at $4.90, Medical Disposables climbed 70 cents and exchanged 99,870 shares at $8.80, Main Event ended trading with 150 shares, after rising 34 cents to end at $5.99 and tTech swapped 27,000 shares, after rising 70 cents to end at $6.60. In the junior market preference segment, CAC 2000 dipped 2 cents in trading 18,045 units at $1.08.

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

More Junior Market stocks rose

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Wednesday with a slight dip in the market Index of 3.64 points to close at 3,444.70 as more stocks rose than declined.  
 IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading was negative and pointing to the possibility of more declines as 5 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 closing with lower offers.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 11 securities advanced, 7 declined and 9 remained unchanged with 27 securities changing hands, compared to 30 on Monday and resulting in an exchange of 53,025,384 units valued at $252,714,577 compared to 2,481,939 units valued at $10,695,407 on Tuesday.
Trading ended with an average of 1,963,903 units for an average of $9,359,799 in contrast to 82,731 units for an average of $356,514 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 1,421,017 valued at $3,530,472 and previously 1,502,456 units for $3,331,836. August ended with an average of 232,398 units valued at $1,072,851 for each traded security.
Stocks closing with price changes| AMG Packaging ended market activity exchanging 471,175 shares to close at $1.80 after falling 20 cents, Caribbean Producers climbed 5 cents after investors exchanged 51,245,360 shares to close at $4.80, Derrimon Trading climbed 8 cents and exchanged 12,870 shares at $2.55. Elite Diagnostic climbed 24 cents and exchanged 25,332 shares at $5.70, Everything Fresh lost 3 cents in trading 71,727 shares to close at $1.26, Express Catering fell 50 cents in trading of 18,368 units at $6. Fontana closed 35 cents higher at $8.10, with 227,440 stock units trading, General Accident climbed 85 cents and exchanged 108,732 shares at $6.40 but only after it traded at an intraday high of $7.20. Honey Bun ended trading with 10,317 shares, after rising 18 cents to end at $5.99, Indies Pharma climbed 8 cents and exchanged 28,817 shares at $3.45, Iron Rock Insurance added 5 cents in exchanging 76,090 shares at $4. Limners and Bards ended with a loss of 1 cent at $2.95 with 166,362 stock units changing hands, Lasco Distributors dipped 19 cents in trading 174,577 units at $3.30, Lasco Financial closed trading of 11,430 units and gained 50 cents to end at $5. Lasco Manufacturing ended trading with 18,696 shares, after rising 16 cents to end at $5.46, Main Event declined by $1.38 to settle at $5.57, Stationery and Office Supplies closed trading of 58,500 units and gained 45 cents to end at $11.50 and tTech fell 30 cents in trading of 20,111 units at $5.60.

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

Junior Market index enjoys recovery

Junior Market stock trading.

The Junior Market Index advanced 30.36 points to close at 3,491.24 on Monday as 29 securities changing hands up from 24 on Friday as the prices of 9 advanced, 14 declined and 6 remained unchanged.
At the close, investors exchanged 1,582,639 units valued at $10,125,399 compared to 1,829,747 units valued at $8,214,344 on Friday.
Trading ended with an average of 54,574 units for an average of $349,152 in contrast to 76,239 units for an average of $342,264 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 1,503,456 units valued at $3,331,836 and previously 1,650,303 units valued at $3,636,406 for each security traded. In contrast, August ended with an average of 232,398 units valued at $1,072,851 for each traded security.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 closing with lower offers.
Stocks closing with price changes| Blue Power closed with a loss of 60 cents at $8.40, in swapping 2,848 shares, Cargo Handlers closed trading of 200 units and gained 6 cents to end at $9.51, Caribbean Producers exchanged 135,057 units and gained 5 cents to end at $4.80. Consolidated Bakeries dipped 5 cents in trading of 5,000 units and closed at $1.65, Derrimon Trading declined 7 cents with 77,557 units changing hands at $2.47, Everything Fresh slipped 6 cents in trading 12,100 units at $1.25, Elite Diagnostic climbed 10 cents and exchanged 16,800 shares at $5.55. Fosrich lost 30 cents to settle at $5 with 105,279 changing hands, Fontana shed 49 cents in trading of 180,371 units at $7.51, General Accident closed trading of 8,178 units and gained 34 cents to end at $6.34, GWest Corporation exchanged 200 units and gained 5 cents to end at $1.20. Honey Bun ended trading with 5,600 shares, after rising 49 cents to close at $6, iCreate ended with a loss of 1 cent at 79 cents with 18,042 stock units changing hands, Indies Pharma closed 3 cents higher at $3.43, with trading of 82,106 stock units, Jamaican Teas lost 20 cents in closing at $6.30, in swapping of 100,462 shares. Key Insurance lost 25 cents in trading 200 shares to close at $3, Limners and Bards ended with a loss of 1 cent at $3 with 349,292 stock units changing hands, Lasco Distributors slipped 1 cent to $3.50 with the trading of 43,257 stock units. Lasco Financial ended market activity exchanging 14,665 shares to close at $5 after falling 40 cents, Lasco Manufacturing ended with a loss of 1 cent at $5.51 with 19,300 stock units changing hands, Medical Disposables climbed $2.40 to settle at $8 with a mere 100 shares trading. Main Event closed with a loss of 50 cents at $6, the swapping of 8,761 shares and Stationery and Office Supplies ended trading with 355,751 shares, after rising 17 cents to end at $13.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Junior Market suffers sharp drop – Wednesday

Prices declined across the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Wednesday with 31 securities changing hands and leading to the prices of 4 securities advancing, 20 falling and 7 remaining unchanged with the Junior Market Index diving 72.87 points to 3,441.82.
Investors exchanged 2,691,652 shares valued at $16,496,761.57 compared to 2,931,663 units valued at $14,603,294 trading from 29 securities on Tuesday.  The selloff in the market that comes with the release of the prospectus on Monday for the sale of shares in QWI Investments, is consistent with recent trends as some investors seek funds to invest new share issue.
Trading ended with an average of 86,827 units for an average of $532,154 in contrast to 101,092 units for an average of $503,562 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 1,967,767 units valued at $4,243,153 and previously 2,255,004 units valued at $4,809,858 for each security traded. In contrast, August ended with an average of 232,398 units valued at $1,072,851 for each traded security.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 9 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 1 closing with a lower offer.
Stocks closing with price changes| Blue Power ended with a loss of 1 cent at $8.85 with 20,336 stock units changing hands, CAC 2000 closed with a loss of 50 cents at $14.50, swapping 31,459 shares, Caribbean Flavours shed $2.25 in trading 10,000 units to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $12.75. Cargo Handlers closed trading of 164 units and gained 45 cents to end at $9.45, Consolidated Bakeries ended with a loss of 1 cent at $1.98 with 2,049 stock units changing hands, Derrimon Trading dipped 5 cents in trading of 3,153 units at $2.50. Everything Fresh ended trading with 70,439 shares, after rising 5 cents to end at $1.45, Elite Diagnostic closed with a loss of 70 cents at $5.30 in swapping of 6,000 shares, Fontana lost 20 cents trading 186,108 units at $7.60, Fosrich ended market activity exchanging 172,678 shares to close at $4.95 after falling 35 cents. General Accident fell 74 cents trading of 3,302 units at $5.63, Honey Bun fell $1.05 trading of 600 units to close at $5.60, iCreate lost 3 cents exchanging 12,083 units at 80 cents, Indies Pharma lost 5 cents in trading of 41,565 units at $3.50. Jamaican Teas closed 47 cents higher at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $7.97, with 629,009 stock units changing, hands, Jetcon Corporation shed 4 cents in trading of 81,058 units to end at $2.15, Limners and Bards lost 3 cents in trading 382,871 shares to close at $2.97. Lasco Distributors lost 19 cents in swapping 1,723 shares to close at $3.15, Lasco Financial ended trading with 717 shares, after rising 27 cents to end at $5.28, Lasco Manufacturing shed 58 cents in trading of 3,500 units at $5.11, Main Event ended market activity exchanging 156,203 shares to close at $6.50 after falling 2 cents. Paramount Trading exchanged 10,000 shares to close at $1.78 after falling 22 cents, Stationery and Office Supplies ended with a loss of 1 cent at $12.50 with 57,593 stock units changing hands and tTech lost 1 cent to close at $5 with 1,000 stock units changing hands.

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

Junior Market slides on lower volume

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

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