Rising stocks shine as Junior Market dips

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Friday, with the market declining after slightly more stocks rose than fell after 78 percent more shares traded than Thursday.
Trading resulted in the same number of securities on Thursday and Friday changing hands with 31 each day and closed with the prices of 13 stocks rising, 11 declining and seven remaining unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index dropped 11.17 points to settle at 2,497.10. The average PE Ratio of ended at 10.6 based on IC Insider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 3,117,697  shares for $4,670,235 compared to 1,750,144 units at $6,183,716 on Thursday. Lumber Depot led trading with 80 percent of total volume after 2.50 million shares changed hands, followed by Mailpac Group with 7.2 percent or 223,047 units and General Accident with 70,442 units for 2.3 percent market share.
Trading ended with an average of 100,571 units at $150,653 compared to 56,456 at $199,475 on  Thursday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 104,252 units at  $235,332 compared to 104,530 units at $241,734 on Thursday. Trading in August resulted in an average of 104,426 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 four stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial gained 44 cents to settle at $22, in an exchange of 4,740 shares, AMG Packaging lost 1 cent to close at $1.79 trading 600 units, Blue Power rose 9 cents to $3.59 while exchanging 100  stock units. Cargo Handlers dropped $1.34 to $6.16, in transferring 1,000 shares, Caribbean Assurance Brokers gained 1 cent and ended at $1.93 with 6,276 stock units crossing the exchange. Caribbean Producers closed at $2.35, after gaining 3 cents trading 500 shares,  Consolidated Bakeries ended 14 cents higher at $1.49, with 3,513 stock units changing hands, Elite Diagnostic lost 23 cents to finish at $3.05, with 5,000 units crossing the exchange. Express Catering gained 10 cents in clearing the market with 8,156 stocks to end at $4.30, Fontana lost 5 cents to settle at $4.70, after 32,958 shares crossed the exchange, Fosrich finished 31 cents higher at $3.95, in exchanging 16,662 stock units. Honey Bun slipped 9 cents to $5, with 2,200 units passing through the market, iCreate lost 6 cents to end at 62 cents and clearing the market with 62,218 shares, Indies Pharma rose 9 cents in closing at $2.84 while trading 1,903 stock units. Iron Rock Insurance gained 12 cents to settle at $3, with an exchange of 6,681 units, ISP Finance dropped $3 to $12 with 100 shares clearing the market, Knutsford Express gained 5 cents to close at $6.90 with an exchange of 4,334 stock units. Lasco Distributors lost 7 cents, finishing at $3, exchanging 48,120  shares, Lasco Manufacturing shed 13 cents to settle at $3.52, in trading  49,975 stocks, Limners and Bards fell by 13 cents to end at $2.57, in exchanging 43,120 shares. Lumber Depot gained 5 cents to close at  $1.09, in finishing with a transfer of 2,495,326 stock units, Mailpac Group rose 2 cents to settle at $2.08 trading 223,047 shares and Stationery and Office Supplies lost 2 cents in closing at  $5.58, with investors switching ownership of 10 stocks.
In the preference segment, CAC 2000, 9.5% preference shares gained 1 cent to close at $1.02 with 18 stock units changing hands.

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

Junior Market gave up big morning gains

Trading in the morning session of the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange saw the market index shooting past 2,560 points, up more 40 points, but the market gave back those gains and more by the close on Tuesday, to end down by 10.17 points at 2,511.77.
Trading ended with 35 securities changing hands compared to 30 on Monday and closed with the prices of 17 stocks rising, 13 declining and five remaining unchanged. At the close of the market, the average PE Ratio ended at 10.7 based on IC Insider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 4,714,749 shares, 62 percent less than 12,259,583 units on Monday. The value of stocks trading fell 36 percent to $9,788,364 compared to $15,273,356 on Monday.  Lumber Depot led trading with 65 percent of total volume and accounted for 3.06 million shares, followed by General Accident with 5.9 percent for 280,001 units and Express Catering, with 5.7 percent or 269,000 shares.
Trading ended with an average of 134,707 units at $279,668 in contrast to 408,653 at $509,112 on Monday. For the month to date, the average trade was 105,367 units at $239,176, in comparison to 106,780 units at $244,156 on Monday. Trading in August resulted in an average of 104,426 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 four stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial dropped back  $4.28 to  $21.51, in exchanging 1,414 units, AMG Packaging lost 4 cents in closing at $1.56 and 22 units crossing the exchange, Blue Power gained 5 cents to end at $3.35, with 7,500 stock units passing through the market. Cargo Handlers rose 50 cents to settle at $7.50 trading  10,000 stock units, Caribbean Assurance Brokers gained 14 cents to finish at $2.05 after exchanging 36,773 shares. Caribbean Flavours closed 70 cents higher at $18.30 with investors swapping just one stock unit, Caribbean Producers lost 1 cent, in ending at $2.31 after 75,000 shares changed hands, Derrimon Trading ended at $2.56, after a 1 cent gain trading 5,267 units. Elite Diagnostic lost 11 cents to close at $3.28, with an exchange of 21,518 stock units, Everything  Fresh gained 6 cents to settle at 71 cents, with 900 units changing hands, Express Catering finished at $4, with a gain of 5 cents after 269,000 shares crossed the exchange. Fontana lost 3 cents to close at $4.70, in trading 62,396 shares, Fosrich ended 35 cents higher at $3.95 trading  9,871 units, General Accident climbed $1.30 to $7.30, with 280,001 shares changing hands. GWest Corporation slipped 2 cents to 96 cents, in trading 11,082 stock units, Honey Bun gained 39 cents to end at $5.10, with 4,000 units crossing the exchange, Indies Pharma closed at $2.80, after gaining 18 cents in transferring 1,778 units. Iron Rock Insurance gained of 3 cents to close at $2.88, after 7,808 units crossed the market, Jamaican Teas shed 9 cents in closing at $4.60, after an exchange of 80,819  shares, Lasco Distributors lost 5 cents to end at $3, with 64,640 stock units changing hands. Lasco Financial lost 1 cent to settle at $2.11 and crossing the exchange with 75,065  stocks, Lasco Manufacturing was down 9 cents to $3.70 trading 524 units, Limners and Bards rose 17 cents to $2.65, in transferring  214,286 stock units. Lumber Depot lost 1 cent to close at $1.09, clearing the market with 3,062,441 shares, MailPac Group finished 9 cents higher at $2.09 after exchanging 99,853 stocks, Medical Disposables rose 9 cents to $4.80, with 20,170 stock units changing hands. Paramount Trading shed 20 cents in closing at a 52 weeks’ low of $1.30 after crossing the exchange with 50,157 stock units, SSL Venture gained 5 cents to end at 75 cents, with investors swapping 1,106 units and Stationery and Office Supplies settled at $5.60, with gains of 40 cents exchanging 153,622 shares.
In the preference segment of the Junior market, CAC 2000 9.5% fell by 14 cents to end at $1.02, clearing the market with 1,880 units.

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

Junior Market closes with gains

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Friday, with the market rising with advancing stocks were edged out by declining ones, after an exchange of 41 percent fewer shares than on Thursday.
Trading concluded with 33 securities changing hands, up from 31 on Thursday and ended, with the prices of 13 stocks rising, the prices of 14 declining and six with prices remaining unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index increased 18.3 points to settle at 2,514.82, the highest point since August 28. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 10.6  based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of  2,048,087 shares for $5,393,700  compared to 3,485,582 units at $7,773,090 on Thursday. Mailpac Group led trading with 31.2 percent of total volume for 639,248 shares, followed by Lasco Distributors with 26.3 percent and 539,293 units and  Lumber Depot with 7.7 percent market share, with 158,533 shares.
Trading ended with an average of 62,063 units at $163,445 in contrast to 112,438 at $250,745 on Thursday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 75,003  units at $216,266, in comparison to 76,698 units at $223,183 on Thursday. Trading in August resulted in an average of 104,426 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 two stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, Access Financial dropped  $4.49 to end at $21.51 in an exchange of just 11 shares, AMG Packaging dropped 22 cents to finish at $1.76 with a mere ten units trading, Blue Power fell 12 cents to settle at $3.30 with 1,500 stock units passing through the market. Cargo Handlers lost 30 cents to close at $7, trading 10,000 shares, Caribbean Assurance Brokers gained 14 cents to end at $2.05 with 116,159 units changing hands, Caribbean Cream shed 40 cents to finish at $4 with investors switching ownership of 36,150 shares. Caribbean Flavours fell 3 cents to settle at $18.44 with 3,309 stocks passing through the market, Derrimon Trading advanced 34 cents to end at $2.85 in an exchange of 18,707 shares, Elite Diagnostic closed 33 cents higher at $3.39 with investors transferring 10,050 units. Express Catering slipped 2 cents to $3.93 with 19,201 stock units traded, Fontana lost 3 cents to finish at $4.74 with 138,448 shares passing through the market, General Accident gained 8 cents to end at $6.08 in an exchange of 868 stock units. iCreate rose 4 cents to settle at 70 cents with 3,306 stocks changing hands, Indies Pharma gained 7 cents to close at $2.85 with135,634 stock units traded, Jamaican Teas gained 14 cents to finish at $4.69 with investors switching ownership of 48,000 stock units. Jetcon Corporation lost 7 cents to end at 85 cents in an exchange of 2,550 shares, KLE Group declined by 6 cents to finish at $1.36 with 1,000 shares changing hands, Lasco Distributors traded 539,293 stock units and advanced 10 cents to settle at $3.13. Lasco Financial rose 2 cents to close at $2.14 with investors transferring 3,750 units, Lasco Manufacturing fell 6 cents to end at $3.73 in an exchange of 1,136 shares, Limners and Bards slid 2 cents to $2.80 with 75,975 shares passing through the market. Lumber Depot finished 1 cent higher at $1.05 with 158,533 shares changing hands, Mailpac Group traded 639,248 stock units and gained 1 cent to settle at $2.01, Main Event rose 5 cents to end at $3.50 in an exchange of 501 shares. Medical Disposables advanced 8 cents to end at $4.70 with investors switching ownership of 500 stocks and Paramount Trading fell 5 cents to settle at $1.55 with 14,333 units crossing the exchange.
In the preference segment, Derrimon Trading dropped 40 cents to close at $1.90, with 54,533 stocks changing hands.

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

Junior Market slips on Wednesday

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The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on  Wednesday, with the market declining after more stocks rose than fell after investors traded 42 percent fewer shares than on Tuesday.
Trading ended with 30 securities changing hands compared to 36 on Tuesday and closed with the prices of 13 stocks rising, 10 declining and seven remaining unchanged. At the close, the Junior Market Index dropped 17.95 points to settle at 2,486.06. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 10.6 based on IC Insider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 1,646,343 shares for $5,834,341 compared to 2,784,308 units  at $8,636,136 on Tuesday. Express
Catering
accounted for 28.4 percent of total volume, with 468,000 shares, followed by Lumber Depot, with 13 percent 214,116 units and MailPac Group with 198,740 units for 12.1 percent.
Trading ended with an average of 54,878 units at $194,478 in contrast to 77,342 at $239,893  on  Tuesday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 71,685 units at $219,317,  in comparison to 71,160 units at $197,612 on Tuesday. Trading in August resulted in an average of 104,426 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 four stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and five with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging gained 11 cents to end at $2.11 in trading 15,758  shares, Blue Power rose 12 cents in closing at  $3.41, with 2,000 units changing hands, Cargo Handlers picked up 2 cents to finish at $7.30 in trading 468 stock units. Caribbean Assurance Brokers ended at $1.91 after gaining 1 cent with an exchange of 39,656  shares, Caribbean Cream rose 34 cents to settle at $4.40, after 21,897 stock units passed through the market, Caribbean Flavours lost 19 cents ending at $18.30, with 50,609 shares changing hands. Caribbean Producers lost 4 cents trading 21,578 stock units to settle at $2.32, Dolphin Cove shed 50 cents to finish at $6, with an exchange of 7,924 stock units, Elite Diagnostic gained 15 cents in transferring 6,000 stock units and closed at $3.20. Everything Fresh ended at 68 cents, with gains of 3 cents after exchanging 6,300 units, Express Catering rose 40 cents to $4.35 in trading 468,000 shares, Fontana picked up 1 cent to close at $4.76, with 66,012 units crossing the exchange. General Accident lost 5 cents to end at $6.37, in trading 6,482 stock units, Honey Bun lost 25 cents to close at $4.71 after 1,728 units crossed the market, Indies Pharma shed 27 cents in closing at $2.51, with 186,538 shares crossing the exchange. Lasco Financial lost 7 cents to end at $2.08 after exchanging 35,513 shares, Lasco  Manufacturing shed 4 cents to close at $3.75, after trading 22,855 shares, Limners and Bards gained 9 cents to end at $2.85, exchanging 9,935 stock units. MailPac Group gained 4 cents to end at $2.09, with 198,740  shares changing hands, Main Event rose 5 cents to end at $3.45, in an exchange of 1,098 units, Medical Disposables shed 30 cents to finish at $4.50  trading 64,000  stock units. Paramount Trading gained 2 cents to end at $1.54, with 1,700 units changing hands and tTech fell 76 cents to  $4.01, with 123 shares clearing the market.

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

Junior Market stocks jump 42 points

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Tuesday, with the market index jumping after more stocks rose than fall as investors traded 141 percent more shares than they did on Monday.
Trading concluded with 36 securities changing hands compared to 32 on Monday and ended with the prices of 17 stocks rising, the prices of 12 stocks declining and seven stocks with prices remaining unchanged.
At the end of the day’s activities, the Junior Market Index carved out a gain of 42.01 points to settle at 2,504.01, to record the highest one-day increase since the index surged 84 points on August 29. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 10.6 based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 2,784,308 shares for $8,636,136 compared to 1,154,861 units at $3,676,960 on Monday. Jetcon Corporation led trading with 14.7 percent of total volume for 408,415 shares, followed by Express Catering, with 12 percent or 335,032 units and Stationery and Office Supplies, with 9.2 percent for 257,217 units.
Trading ended with an average of 77,342 units at $239,893 in contrast to 36,089 at $114,905 on Monday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 71,160 units at $197,612, in comparison to 73,624 units at $219,345 on Monday. Trading in  August resulted in an average of 104,426 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 two with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial climbed 41 cents to end at $21.50 in an exchange of 468 shares, AMG Packaging gained 42 cents to settle at $2 after investors transferred 111,815 units, Cargo Handlers jumped $1.22 to finish at $7.28 with 2,073 stock units changing hands. Caribbean Assurance Brokers dropped 17 cents to close at $1.90 with the trading of 135,152  shares, Caribbean Cream shed 68 cents to settle at $4.06 in an exchange of 44,990 stock units, Caribbean Flavours advanced 59 cents to end at $18.49 with investors switching ownership of 31,912 shares. Caribbean Producers lost 4 cents to finish at $2.36  with 51,422 stock units traded, Consolidated Bakeries rose 10 cents to close at $1.45 with investors transferring 3,500  stocks, Dolphin Cove jumped 99 cents to settle at $6.50 with 9,217 stock units changing hands. Everything Fresh declined 5 cents to finish at 65 cents with  250 units crossing through the market, Express Catering exchanged 335,032  units and gained 15 to end at $3.95, Fontana closed 2 cents higher at $4.75 with 161,042 shares traded.  Fosrich lost 42 cents to close at $3.60 with 712 units passing through the exchange,  General Accident advanced 32 cents to settle at $6.42 with investors switching ownership of 60,960 stock units, GWest Corporation rose 16 cents to finish at 99 cents with an exchange of 21,000 shares. Honey Bun gained 26 cents in trading 80,217 shares to settle at $4.96,  iCreate fell 8 cents to end at 66 cents with 37,162  shares changing hands, Indies Pharma slipped 1 cent to $2.78 with an exchange of 21,408 stocks. Iron Rock Insurance declined 5 cents to settle at $2.85  with investors switching ownership of 13,319 stock units, Jamaican Teas lost 9 cents to close at $4.60 with 118,300  stock units changing hands, Jetcon Corporation rose 9 cents and exchanged 408,415 shares to end at 93 cents. Knutsford Express gained 10 cents to end at $6.90 with investors transferring 5,350 shares, Lasco Distributors rose 1 cent to settle at $3.01 with an exchange of 47,841 units, Limners and Bards closed 1 cent higher at $2.76  with 51,824 stock units changing hands.  Lumber Depot fell 5 cents to end at $1 with 157,348 shares passing through the market, Mailpac Group added 1 cent and exchanged 143,925 stocks to settle at $2.05,  Main Event declined  30 cents to close at $3.40 with 26,047 stock units traded and tTech dropped 73 cents to end at  $4.77 with 16,227 units crossing the exchange.
In the preference segment, CAC 2000 9.5% increased 1 cent in closing at $1.16, with investors swapping 150,000 stocks units.

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

Junior Market traded mixed on Tuesday

Trading was mixed on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Monday, with 30 percent fewer shares changing hands, than on Friday and ended, with the market Index declining just 7.98 points to settle at 2,462.00.
Trading ended with 32 securities changing hands compared to 28 on Friday and ended with the prices of 14 stocks rising, the prices of 12 stocks falling and six remaining unchanged.
At the close, the average PE Ratio of the market ended at 10.1 based on IC Insider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 1,154,861 shares for $3,676,960  compared to 1,636,414  units at $5,533,060 on Friday.
Lasco Distributors led trading with just 235,733 shares for 20.4 percent of total volume, followed by AMG Packaging with 195,315 units for 16.9 percent of the day’s trade and Derrimon Trading with 129,950 units for 11.3 percent market share.
Trading ended with an average of 36,089 units at $114,905 in contrast to 58,691 at $197,609 on  Friday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 73,624 units at $219,345,  in comparison to 83,389 units at $246,517 on Friday. Trading in August resulted in an average of  104,426 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 four stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and five with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial rose 12 cents in closing at $21.09, with an exchange of 7,340 stock units, AMG Packaging ended at $1.58, after losing 12 cents trading 195,315  shares, Blue Power gained 19 cents to end at $3.29, with 8,984 stock units passing through the market. CAC 2000 slipped 10 cents to $11.90 trading 1,000 units, Cargo Handlers picked up 6 cents to finish at $6.06, after exchanging 1,500 units, Caribbean Assurance Brokers rose 13 cents to $2.07 in trading 15,249  stock units. Caribbean Cream lost 1 cent to close at $4.74, with 100 shares clearing the market, Caribbean Flavours ended at $17.90, having lost 60 cents and trading 18,780 stock units, Caribbean Producers settled at $2.40, with a rise of 1 cent, with 15,407 units changing hands. Elite Diagnostic slipped 1 cent to $3.05, in transferring 8,500 stocks, Everything Fresh ended 5 cents higher at 70 cents, with investors swapping 230 stock units, Express Catering rose 30 cents to $3.80, with 59,414 shares crossing the market. Fosrich gained 2 cents to $4.02 as investors switched ownership of 84,000 shares, General Accident fell 32 cents to $6.10 trading 25,013 stock units, GWest Corporation gained 27 cents to close at 83 cents, with an exchange of 40 shares. Honey Bun closed at $4.70 after losing 40 cents in transferring 7,000 stock units,  iCreate gained 6 cents clearing the market with 16,200 shares to end at 74 cents, Indies Pharma closed 16 cents higher at $2.79 after trading 3,600 units. Jetcon Corporation gained 1 cent to end at 84 cents, with 43,851 shares passing through the market, Knutsford Express shed 10 cents in ending at $6.80 and trading 2,750 units, Lasco Distributors lost 12 cents to settle at $3, with an exchange of 235,733 shares. Lasco Financial gained 9 cents to end at $2.15, after transferring 9,825 stock units, Limners and Bards gained 14 cents and ended at $2.75, in trading 15,608 units, MailPac Group shed 10 cents to close at $2.04, with an exchange of 118,642 shares. Medical Disposables lost 19 ents, with  16,028 stock units changing hands to end at $4.80 and Stationery and Office Supplies lost 1 cent to close at $5.60, with investors swapping 47,847 stock units.

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

Junior Market squeezes out gains

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange eked out a modest gain at the closed on  Wednesday, even as more stocks fell than rose after trading, resulted in 37 percent fewer shares changing hands than on Tuesday.
Trading ended with 35 securities changing hands compared to 29 on Tuesday and ended with the prices of 13 stocks rising, 15  declining and seven remaining unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index climbed 8.35 points to settle at 2,454.10. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 10 based on IC Insider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 1,678,856 shares for $4,184,920 compared to 2,668,027 units at $10,621,549 on Tuesday. Jetcon Corporation led trading with 605,400 shares for 36.1 percent of total volume, followed by Lasco Distributors with 184,045 units for 11 percent of the day’s trade and Caribbean Producers with 183,684 units for 10.9 percent market share.
Trading for the day ended with an average of 47,967 units at  $119,569 in contrast to 92,001 at $366,260 Tuesday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 67,920 units at  $231,351 compares to August’s average of 104,426 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 ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and five with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial gained 9 cents to end at $20.90, with 500 shares crossing the market, AMG Packaging lost 15 cents to close at $1.56 trading 3,100 stock units, Cargo Handlers shed 55 cents to settle at $6 while exchanging 7,493 units. Caribbean Cream lost 30 cents in ending at $4.20 with investors switching ownership of 26,646 shares, Caribbean Flavours climbed 74 cents to $18.33, in exchanging 14,174 stocks, Caribbean Producers lost 9 cents in closing at $2.31 and transferring 183,684 shares. Derrimon Trading gained 20 cents to end at $2.50, after exchanging  9,200 units, Elite Diagnostic rose 44 cents to $3.45 and clearing the market with 389 shares, Everything Fresh picked up 3 cents to end at 70 cents after exchanging 100 units. Express Catering shed 59 cents to settle at $3.35 trading 50,224 shares, Fontana lost 4 cents to finish at $4.75, with 137,591 shares passing through the market, Fosrich lost 20 cents and closed at $3.80 with 16,501 stock units crossing the market. General Accident closed 41 cents higher at $6.48, in exchanging  26,026 stock units, Honey Bun ended at  $4.80, with a loss of 30 cents and 22,155 stock units crossing the market, iCreate slipped 2 cents to 68 cents trading 13,646 stock units. Indies Pharma shed 14  cents to end at $2.65  trading 14,764 shares, Iron Rock Insurance lost 25 cents to close at $2.90 with investors switching ownership of 6,225 units, ISP Finance rose $1 to settle at $13, with 902 units passing through the market. Jamaican Teas dropped 54 cents to $4.06, after clearing the market with  42,687 shares, Jetcon Corporation gained 4 cents to finish at 84 cents, in transferring 605,400 stocks, KLE Group gained 6 cents to end at $1.42, after trading 5,000 units. Knutsford Express lost 10 cents to close at $6.80, with 4,308 units crossing the market, Lasco Financial shed 1 cent to close at $2.13, in trading 67,204 shares, Lasco Manufacturing gained 19 cents and ended at $3.79,  with an exchange of 34,639 shares. Limners and Bards carved out a gain of 3 cents after ending at  $2.73 and a transfer of  30,260 stock units, MailPac Group lost 1 cent to end at $1.99 with investors swapping 50,600 shares. Medical Disposables rose 22 cents to finish at $4.89  trading 7,305 stocks and Stationery and Office Supplies gained 5 cents to settle at $5.65 with investors swapping 9,846 units.

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

Junior Market slips on Thursday

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange declined at the close on Thursday, with more stocks falling than rising after investors traded 43 percent fewer shares than on Wednesday.
Trading ended, with  32 securities changing hands, compared to 34 on  Wednesday and ended with the prices of 10 stocks rising, 15 stocks declining and  seven ending, with prices remaining unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index dropped by 28.47 points to settle at 2,536.12. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 10.3 based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 1,477,937 shares for $6,120,418  compared to 2,584,097  units at $13,160,131 on Wednesday.
Lumber Depot  led trading with 380,966 shares for 25.8 percent of total volume followed by Lasco Manufacturing with 300,713 units for 20.3 percent of the day’s trade and Jamaican Teas with 188,647 units for 12.8 percent market share.
Trading ended with an average of 46,186 units at $191,263 in contrast to 76,003 at $387,063 on Wednesday. For the month to date, the average trade was 107,679 units at $330,432, in comparison to 111,413 units at $338,882 on Wednesday. Trading in  July resulted in an average of 248,153 units changing hands at $668,727.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the  Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows one stock ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and none closing with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Blue Power gained 19 cents to end at $3.25 in an exchange of1,000 units, Cargo Handlers finished 2 cents higher at $6.55 with 4,800 stocks crossing the market, Caribbean Cream dropped 17 cents to finish at $3.80 with 1,354  stock units changing hands. Caribbean Flavours climbed 39 cents  and exchanged 134,378 units to settle at $18.88, Derrimon Trading gained 22 cents to end at $2.73 with investors trading  7,886 stock units, Dolphin Cove lost 50 cents to close at $6.50 trading just a single share. Elite Diagnostic rose 7 cents to finish at $3.07  with  36,200 units changing hands, Everything Fresh slipped 4 cents to settle at 67 cents with investors switching ownership of 4,158 units, Express Catering lost 6 cents to close at $3.94  with 900 shares traded. Fontana declined 4 cents to settle at $4.78 with 25,638 units crossing the market, Fosrich advanced  10 cents to close at $3.80 in an exchange of  9,750 shares, General Accident climbed 26 cents to end at $6.60 with investors transferring 538 shares. Honey Bun slipped 1 cent to $5.09 with 2,466 stock units changing hands, iCreate  declined 1 cent to finish at 69 cents with 3,138  stock units traded,  Indies Pharma  fell 2 cents and exchanged 22,153  shares to settle at $2.80. Jamaican Teas lost 6 cents to settle at $4.84, with an exchange of 188,647 units,  KLE Group declined 6 cents to close at $1.36 with 47,759 units traded, Knutsford Express dropped 5 cents to finish at $6.85 with 220 stock units changing hands. Lasco Distributors gained 5 cents to end at $3.20 with investors transferring 9,000  stock units, Lasco Financial rose 7 cents to close at $2.16  after exchanging 14,100 units, Lasco Manufacturing traded 300,713 units and shed 38 cents to finish at $3.60. Limners and Bards ended 9 cents higher at $2.60 with investors switching ownership of 163,400 shares, Lumber Depot fell 5 cents to close at $1 with  380,966 shares changing hands, Medical Disposables lost 5 cents to finish at $4.95 with 3,960 units traded and tTech dropped  8 cents to settle at $5.41 with 8,222 units crossing the exchange.

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

Junior Market loses ground on Friday

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Friday, after declining, with more stocks falling than rising as investors traded five percent fewer shares but with a 15 percent higher value than on Thursday.
Trading ended with 32 securities changing hands compared to 31  on Thursday and concluded with the prices of 14 stocks rising, the prices of  13  declining and five with prices remaining unchanged. At the close, the Junior Market Index lost 32.10 points to finish the week at 2,507.17. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 10.3 based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 1,217,915 shares for $3,340,277  compared to 1,285,358 units at $2,896,174 on Thursday.
On a day of low volumes, Indies Pharma led trading with 350,453 shares for 29 percent of total volume, followed by Mailpac Group with 293,441 units for 24 percent of the day’s trade and Fontana with 94,240 units for 7.7 percent market share.
Trading ended with an average of 38,060 units at $104,384 in contrast to 41,463 at $93,425 on Thursday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in 115,829 units changing hands at $329,630, in comparison to 122,004 units at $347,515 on Thursday. Trading in  July resulted in an average of 248,153 units at $668,727.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows five stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close of the market,  CAC 2000 jumped $1.54 to end at $12 with investors transferring 100  stock units, Cargo Handlers lost 77 cents to settle at $6.53 in the exchange of 4,600 stock units,  Caribbean Assurance Brokers slipped 1 cent to $2.22 in trading 12,020 shares.  Caribbean Flavours declined by 4 cents to finish at $14.95  with 18 stock units changing hands, Caribbean Producers lost 3 cents to close at $2.40 in an exchange of 92,418  units, Derrimon Trading ended 24 cents higher at $2.77 with investors transferring 20,100 shares. Everything Fresh rose 11 cents to finish at 72 cents with 11,918 stocks trading, Express Catering fell 2 cents to settle at $3.50 with investors switching ownership of 19,400 units.  Fontana gained 7 cents to close at $4.88 with 94,240  units changing hands, Fosrich declined by 5 cents to end at $3.75 in the exchange of  859 shares, General Accident carved out a loss of 30 cents in trading 18,289 stocks to settle at $6.70. Honey Bun lost 1 cent to close at $5.09 with investors transferring  16,364 shares, iCreate advanced 4 cents to finish at 67 cents with an exchange of 46,450 units, Indies Pharma dropped 30 cents to end at $2.50 with 350,453 shares traded. Jetcon Corporation gained 4 cents to settle at 86 cents with 11,030 shares changing hands, Knutsford Express rose 9 cents to close at $6.90 in the exchange of 17,718  stock units, Lasco Distributors slipped 2 cents to $3.24 with investors transferring 6,165 units. Lasco Financial fell 13 cents to settle at $2.16 with 50,561 shares traded,  Lasco Manufacturing shed 28 cents to finish at $3.61 with 4,089 stock units changing hands, Limners and Bards gained 5 cents to close at $2.74 with an exchange of 28,282 stock units. Lumber Depot increased by 8 cents to end at $1.05 with investors transferring 32,270 stocks,  Mailpac Group advanced by 3 cents and traded  293,441 shares to close at $2.03, Main Event climbed 47 cents to end at $3.97 with 100 units changing hands. Medical Disposables declined by 5 cents to close at $4.90 in an exchange of 23,650 stock units, Stationery and Office Supplies gained 18 cents to finish at $5.79 trading 100 stocks and tTech rose 16 cents to close at $5.50 with 200 stocks crossing the exchange.
In the preference sector, Derrimon Trading preference share carved out a gain of 30 cents to finish at $2.30 with 100 stock units changing hands.

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

Junior Market drops on Wednesday

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on  Wednesday, declined after more stocks fell than rose, with investors trading 45 percent more shares than on Tuesday.
Trading ended with 30 securities changing hands compared to 27  on Tuesday and ended with the prices of eight stocks rising, 15 stocks declining and seven remaining unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index lost 21.63 points to settle at 2,520.48, with the average PE Ratio of the market ending at 10.2 based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 1,689,114 shares for $4,189,210  compared to 3,067,663 units at $10,483,436 on Tuesday.
Mailpac Group led trading with 517,864 shares for 30.7 percent of total volume, followed by Caribbean Producers with 204,759 units for 12.1 percent of the day’s trade and Derrimon Trading with 153,113 units for 9.1 percent market share.
Trading ended with an average of 56,304 units at $139,640 in contrast to 113,617 at $388,275 on Tuesday. The average trade for the month to date resulted in an exchange of 128,736 units at $368,689, in comparison to 135,090 units at $388,781 on Tuesday. Trading in July resulted in 248,153 units at $668,727 changing hands.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows seven stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial shed $3 to settle at $20 with 1,914  shares traded, AMG Packaging slipped 1 cent to $1.70 and clearing the market with  2,790 stocks, Blue Power fell 34 cents to end at $3.06 with 3,740 units changing hands. Cargo Handlers rose 77 cents to settle at $7.30 in trading 120 stock units, Caribbean Assurance Brokers advanced 1 cent to close at $1.93 with an exchange of 41,233 stocks, Caribbean Cream climbed 54 cents to $5.04 with investors transferring  60,726 units. Caribbean Producers declined by 2 cents to end at $2.43 with 204,759 stock units traded, Elite Diagnostic finished at $3.10 after losing 2 cents and clearing the market with 2,500 shares, Everything Fresh gained 3 cents to settle at 71 cents with 1,000 units changing hands. Fontana closed 4 cents higher at $4.99 in an exchange of 47,715 stock units, General Accident fell 57 cents to $5.93, with 67,329  stocks traded, Honey Bun lost 8 cents to end at $5.01 after exchanging 3,918 shares. iCreate lost 4 cents to finish at 61 cents with investors transferring 115,000 stock units, Iron Rock Insurance fell 10 cents to $3.10 with 100 stocks traded, Jamaican Teas dropped 25 cents to end at $4.60 after exchanging 48,256 shares. Jetcon Corporation rose 1 cent to end at 81 cents, with 117,493 units passing through the market, Knutsford Express slipped 9 cents to close at $6.81 with an exchange of 300 units, Lasco Distributors gained 18 cents to end at $3.25 with 83,878 units changing hands. Lasco Financial slipped 6 cents to finish at $2.20 with investors transferring 31,094 stock units, Limners and Bards lost 7 cents to close at $2.60, in clearing the market with 139,671 units, Lumber Depot slid 6 cents to end at 98 cents, with an exchange of 31,500 stock units. Mailpac Group advanced 2 cents to settle at $1.98, with 517,864 stock units traded and Medical Disposables lost 1 cent to end at $4.99 with a mere 20 shares crossing the exchange.

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