Pressure continues on Junior Market

Trading on the Junior Market ended on Friday with prices of 15 securities advanced, 13 declined and 4 remained unchanged. The Junior Market Index declined by 10.36 points to close at 3,160.49.
The market closed with 33 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 2,690,069 units valued at $8,684,726 compared to 10,271,447 units for $27,200,810 from 33 securities on Thursday. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 13.6 based on earnings for 2019.
Trading ended with an average of 81,517 units at $263,174 for each security, in contrast to 311,256 units, for an average of $824,267 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 160,209 units amounting to $589,682 and previously 165,393 units costing $611,189. In contrast, December closed with an average of 521,319 shares at $1,344,719 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows two stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial fell $1.40 in trading 4,312 units at $30.50, AMG Packaging climbed 4 cents and exchanged 500 shares at $2.08, Blue Power closed 5 cents higher at $4.20, with 10,292 stock units changing hands. Caribbean Cream ended market activity exchanging 17,916 shares to close at $4 after falling 10 cents, Caribbean Producers closed trading of 186,519 units and gained 1 cent to end at $5, Derrimon Trading climbed 29 cents and exchanged 125,226 shares at $2.50. Everything Fresh traded 431,669 shares, after rising 3 cents to end at $1.04, Express Catering declined 3 cents in trading of 43,873 units at $6.08, Fontana dipped 10 cents in exchanging of 142,186 units at $7. Fosrich ended with a loss of 1 cent at $4.49 with 76,788 stock units changing hands, General Accident shed 98 cents in swapping of 82,339 units at $6.01, GWest Corporation declined 3 cents trading 213,682 units at $1. Honey Bun climbed 17 cents after exchanging 33,378 shares to close at $8.67, iCreate swapped 13,145 shares, after rising 9 cents to end at 79 cents. Indies Pharma shed 2 cents with 126,233 units changing hands at $2.90, Iron Rock Insurance climbed 49 cents and exchanged 15,100 shares at $3.99, Jetcon Corporation closed 15 cents higher at $1.55, with 10,500 stock units trading. Key Insurance closed 69 cents higher at $3.79, with 102,403 stock units changing hands, Knutsford Express closed 85 cents higher at $10.20, with 3,574 stock units trading, Lasco Distributors shed 4 cents in transferring of 96,444 units at $3.16. Lasco Financial ended market activity, with 45,874 shares changing hands to close at $3.96 after falling 6 cents, Lasco Manufacturing shed 15 cents in trading of 74,364 units at $4.15. Limners and Bards ended with 31,893 shares, crossing the exchange after rising 2 cents to end at $2.90, Lumber Depot gained 1 to end at $1.63, in trading 231,475 shares, MailPac ended with a loss of 1 cent at 2.13 with 420,737 stock units changing hands, Main Event fell 4 cents in trading 5,940 units at $6.06. Medical Disposables closed market activity with 45,797 units and gained 75 cents to end at $7.50, SSL Venture dipped 16 cents in trading of 1,900 units at $1.08 and tTech closed with 100 units changing hands and gained 40 cents to end at $6.

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

More pressure on Junior Market

Honey Bun ended at a 52 week’s closing high, on Thursday.

Trading on the Junior Market ended on Thursday with prices of 15 securities advancing, 16 declining and two remaining unchanged. The market Index fell 24.57 points to close at 3,170.85, the lowest point since July 2019.
The market closed with 33 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 10,271,447 units valued at $27,200,810 compared to 2,385,114 units for $6,854,458 from 35 securities on Wednesday. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 13.4 based on earnings for 2019.
Trading ended with an average of 311,256 units at $824,267 for each security, in contrast to 68,146 units for an average of $195,842 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 165,393 units amounting to $611,189 and previously 165,921 units valued $596,164. In contrast, December closed with an average of 521,319 shares at $1,344,719 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial gained $1.40 to end at $31.90, trading just 140 shares, AMG Packaging exchanged 42,587 shares, after rising 4 cents to end at $2.04, Blue Power closed 10 cents higher at $4.15, with 24,210 stock units changing hands. CAC 2000 dropped $1.50 in exchanging 3,500 shares to close at $13.50, Caribbean Cream ended trading with 1,300 shares, after rising 10 cents to $4.10, Caribbean Producers climbed 19 cents and exchanged 400 shares at $4.99, Derrimon Trading ended market activity with 40,356 shares crossing the exchange to close at $2.21 after falling 35 cents. Elite Diagnostic closed 12 cents higher at $4.50, trading 192,700 stock units, Everything Fresh traded at a record low of 97 cents but closed with a loss of 4 cents at $1.01, in swapping of 428,650 shares, Express Catering fell 7 cents in trading of 26,805 units at $6.11. Fontana closed with 397,098 units changing hands and gained 5 cents to end at $7.10, Fosrich closed 18 cents higher at $4.50, with 329,988 stock units trading, General Accident climbed 24 cents and exchanged 24,152 shares at $6.99, GWest Corporation rose 2 cents and traded 44,533 units at $1.03. Honey Bun traded at an intraday record high of $9.90 in exchanging 441,936 stock units to close at $8.50 after falling 20 cents, iCreate fell 15 cents in trading 585,387 units at 70 cents, Indies Pharma ended with a loss of 1 cent at $2.92 with 89,010 stock units changing hands. Iron Rock Insurance declined 48 cents to settle at $3.50 with an exchange of 500 shares, Jamaican Teas dipped 20 cents in trading 52,900 units at $6.30, Jetcon Corporation traded 101,844 shares and declined by 15 cents to settle at $1.40, Key Insurance lost 70 cents to settle at $3.10. Knutsford Express climbed 19 cents and exchanged 1,319 shares at $9.35, Lasco Distributors ended with a loss of 1 cent at $3.20 with 166,869 stock units changing hands, Lasco Financial declined 8 cents in trading 1,220 units at $4.02, Lasco Manufacturing closed 12 cents higher at $4.30, in trading 66,399 stock units. Lumber Depot fell 5 cents with 707,508 shares changing hands at $1.62, MailPac gained 5 cents to $2.14, with 6,343,722 stock units crossing the exchange, Main Event lost 20 cents in trading 887 shares to close at 6.10 cents. Paramount Trading shed 3 cents in transferring 10,549 units at $1.70, SSL Venture gained 1 cent to end at $1.24, after trading 81,100 shares and Stationery and Office Supplies closed 99 cents higher at $10, with 19,845 stock units changing hands.

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

More decline for Junior Market

Trading on the Junior Market ended on Wednesday with prices of 15 securities rising, 14 declining and 3 remaining unchanged as the market Index fell by 31.46 points to close at 3,195.42.
The market closed with 35 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 2,385,114 units valued at $6,854,458 compared to 3,722,598 units valued at $11,406,185 from 28 securities on Monday. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 13.7 based on earnings for 2019.
Trading ended with an average of 68,146 units for $195,842 for each security, in contrast to 132,950 units, for an average of $407,364 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 165,921 units valued at $596,164 and previously 162,137 units valued at $628,523. In contrast, December closed with an average of 521,319 shares at $1,344,719 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows three stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 1 cent at $2 with 74,295 stock units changing hands, Blue Power gained 5 cents and exchanged 3,275 shares at $4.05, Cargo Handlers rose by 50 cents to $9.50, with the trading of 4,000 stock units. Caribbean Cream ended with 5,081 shares crossing the exchange, after rising 40 cents to end at $4, Consolidated Bakeries declined by 2 cents to settle at $1.63 after 721 units traded, Everything Fresh climbed 2 cents and exchanged 52,000 shares at $1.05. Express Catering shed 42 cents in trading of 24,414 units at $6.18, Fontana closed 2 cents higher at $7.05, with 138,352 stock units changing hands, Fosrich gained 12 cents to end at $4.32, with an exchange of 5,601 stock units. General Accident closed trading of 4,667 units and gained 39 cents to end at $6.75, GWest Corporation lost 17 cents in trading of 23,500 units at $1.01. Honey Bun closed trading of 11,250 units and gained 20 cents to end at $8.70. Indies Pharma declined 7 cents in swapping 92,855 units at $2.93, Iron Rock Insurance dipped 2 cents in trading of 2,414 units at $3.98, ISP Finance fell by $7.40 to settle at $22.10, Jetcon Corporation ended trading with 49,153 shares, after rising 5 cents to end at $1.55. Key Insurance climbed 2 cents and exchanged 146,242 shares at $3.80, KLE Group ended market activity exchanging 2,113 shares to close at $2.04 after falling 6 cents, Lasco Distributors closed 4 cents higher at $3.21, trading 100 stock units. Lasco Financial ended with 300 shares changing hands, after rising 8 cents to end at $4.10, Lasco Manufacturing ended market activity exchanging 39,572 shares to close at $4.18 after falling 30 cents. Limners and Bards climbed 3 cents and exchanged 29,860 shares at $2.88, Lumber Depot closed with a loss of 3 cents at $1.67, in swapping 438,893 shares. MailPac ended with a loss of 1 cent at $2.09 with 434,121 stock units changing hands, Main Event dipped 10 cents trading 88,629 units at $6.30, Medical Disposables ended trading with 7,000 shares, after rising 5 cents to end at $6.75. Paramount Trading lost 17 cents transferring 39,200 shares to close at $1.73, SSL Venture added 3 cents in exchanging 469,165 shares at $1.23 and Stationery and Office Supplies fell $1.14 in trading 16,974 units to close at $9.01.

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

Trading picks up on Junior Market – Friday

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Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange finished on Friday with 33 securities changing hands, with an increased volume of 4,639,848 units valued at $13,835,204 compared to 3,359,389 units valued at $10,159,585 from 37 securities on Thursday.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 17 securities advanced, 11 declined and 8 remained unchanged, with 33 changing hands, resulting in the Junior Market Index falling by a mere 2.17 points to close at 3,209.01.  The market closed, with the average PE Ratio ending at 14 earnings for 2019.
Trading ended with an average of 140,601 units for an average of $419,249 in contrast to 101,800 units for an average of $307,866 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 168,606 valued at $673,811 and previously 171,324 valued at $698,518. In contrast, December closed with an average of 521,319 shares at $1,344,719 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows five stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and five with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial dipped 20 cents in trading 10,601 units at $32.10, AMG Packaging slipped 5 cents in exchanging 1,346,609 units at $2.02, Blue Power ended with a loss of 1 cent at 4.39 with 4,536 stock units changing hands. Caribbean Cream ended market activity exchanging 11,377 shares to close at $3.60 after falling 41 cents, Caribbean Producers climbed 7 cents after an exchange of 24,182 shares at $4.88, Consolidated Bakeries traded 8,000 shares, after rising 5 cents to end at $1.65. Dolphin Cove closed with 3,001 units crossing the market and gained 81 cents to end at $11.61. Elite Diagnostic lost 47 cents with 5,000 units changing hands at $4.38, Everything Fresh closed 1 cent higher at $1.06, with the of trading 352,400 stock units, Express Catering ended with 139,578 shares changing hands, after rising 40 cents to end at $6.50. Fosrich shed 30 cents in trading 21,895 units at $4.10, Fontana closed 14 cents higher at $7.14, with 380,369 stock units changing hands, GWest Corporation closed 1 cent higher at $1.11, in transferring 4,182 stock units. Honey Bun lost 29 cents in trading 63,649 shares to close at $8.01, iCreate climbed 2 cents and exchanged 266,130 shares at 85 cents. Indies Pharma gained 18 cents to close at $3.10, with the trading of 51,726 stock units, Iron Rock Insurance exchanged 35,850 units and gained 20 cents to end at $4, Jamaican Teas closed trading of 243,285 units and rose 23 cents to end at $6.88. Jetcon Corporation closed 5 cents higher at $1.45, trading 44,975 stock units, Knutsford Express ended market activity, exchanging 30,250 shares to close at $9.95 after falling 5 cents. Lasco Distributors rose 13 cents to close $3.29, with 85,000 stock units changing hands, Lasco Financial closed 30 cents higher at $4.40, with 29,850 stock units trading. Lasco Manufacturing climbed 5 cents and exchanged 21,300 shares at $4.16, Limners and Bards gained 25 cents and exchanged 87,009 shares at $3, Mailpac Group lost 5 cents in trading 332,699 shares to close at $2.05. Main Event ended 33 cents higher at $6.40, with 5,570 stock units crossing the exchange, Paramount Trading fell 3 cents in trading of 237,730 units at $1.70 and SSL Venture lost 4 cents in transferring 121,000 units at $1.20.

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

Junior market loses 4% for 2020

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Thursday with the Junior Market Index shedding another 34.24 points to close at 3,211.18, bringing the year’s loss to 4 percent as declining stocks edged out advancing ones.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 12 securities advanced, 14 declined and 7 remained unchanged, with 33 stocks changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 3,359,389 units valued at $10,159,585 compared to 6,024,104 units valued at $19,766,505 from 37 securities on Wednesday.
At the close of market activities, the market’s average PE Ratio ended at 14 earnings for 2019.
Trading ended with an average of 101,800 units for an average of $307,866 in contrast to 162,814 units for an average of $534,230 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 171,324 valued at $698,518 and previously 178,797 valued at $740,510. In contrast, December closed with an average of 521,319 shares at $1,344,719 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows five stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, Access Financial ended trading with 52,600 shares, after rising 20 cents to end at $32.30, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 1 cent at $2.07 with 98,000 stock units changing hand, Blue Power closed 10 cents higher at $4.40, with swapping of 19,241 stock units. CAC 2000 climbed 50 cents and exchanged 5,000 shares at $13.50, Caribbean Cream closed with a loss of 29 cents at $4.01, in exchanging of 450 shares, Consolidated Bakeries traded 4,500 shares and declined 15 cents to settle at $1.60. Dolphin Cove dipped 95 cents in trading, just 100 units at $10.80. Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 1 cent at $2.58 with 35,207 stock units changing hands, Elite Diagnostic fell 3 cents in trading of 38,492 units at $4.85. Everything Fresh closed with 18,089 units crossing the exchange and gained 4 cents to end at $1.05, Express Catering traded of 1,774 units and gained 10 cents to end at $6.10, Fosrich exchanged 193,478 shares, after rising 10 cents to end at $4.40. General Accident closed 75 cents higher to $6.75, with 5,520 stock units changing hands, GWest Corporation closed trading of 98,919 units and gained 4 cents to end at $1.10, Honey Bun traded 1,992 units and declined 20 cents to settle at $8.30. iCreate closed 3 cents higher at 83 cents, with 63,807 stock units crossing the exchange, Jamaican Teas lost 35 cents in trading 79,655 units to close at $6.65, Jetcon Corporation dropped 20 cents in trading of 91,678 units at $1.40. Lasco Distributors closed with 214,115 shares changing hands, after rising 5 cents to end at $3.16, Lasco Financial shed 25 cents in trading of 4,578 units at $4.10, Lasco Manufacturing declined by 21 cents to settle at $4.11 after units 64,197 passed through the market. Limners and Bards closed with a loss of 15 cents at $2.75, after swapping 108,276 shares, Lumber Depot fell 4 cents in trading of 1,508,978 units at $1.61. Main Event closed 3 cents higher at $6.07, with an exchange of 3,917 stock units, Paramount Trading closed 1 cent higher at $1.73, with the swapping of 21,600 stock units and SSL Venture ended with a loss of 1 cent at 1.24 with 830 stock units changing hands.

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

Junior Market dips again Wednesday

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange slipped again on Wednesday with the market Index falling 10.92 points to end at 3,245.42 as prices of 13 securities advanced, 14 declined and 10 remained unchanged.
The number of securities changing hands rose to 37, up from 33 on Tuesday and resulted in an exchange of 6,024,104 units valued at $19,766,505 compared to 3,923,066 units valued at $17,832,838 on Tuesday.
At the close of market activities, the market’s average PE Ratio remained at 14.2 earnings for 2019.
Trading ended with an average of 162,814 units for an average of $534,230 in contrast to 118,881 units for an average of $540,389 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 178,797 valued at $740,510 and previously 180,987 valued at $768,779. In contrast, December closed with an average of 521,319 shares at $1,344,719 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows nine stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging closed 8 cents higher at $2.08, with 28,370 stock units changing hands, Blue Power dipped 20 cents in trading 9,203 units at $4.30, Caribbean Cream climbed 30 cents and exchanged 1,000 shares to end at $4.30. Caribbean Flavours closed trading of 300 units and gained 2 cents to finish at $15.02, Cargo Handlers climbed $1 to settle at $9 with 950 shares changing hands, Caribbean Producers gained 1 cent to end at $4.81, with an exchange of 7,405 shares. Consolidated Bakeries dipped 15 cents trading of 4,358 units to close at $1.75, Derrimon Trading climbed 9 cents and exchanged 289,096 shares at $2.59, Everything Fresh shed 9 cents in transferring 82,300 units at $1.01. Express Catering lost 25 cents in trading 1,745 units at $6, Fosrich lost 10 cents with 25,951 units changing hands at $4.30, General Accident lost 44 cents in swapping 51,047 units at $6. GWest Corporation fell 4 cents trading 52,801 shares to close at $1.06, Honey Bun ended with 204,528 shares crossing the exchange, after rising 35 cents to close at $8.50, iCreate closed trading of 86,890 units with a gain of 5 cents to end at 80 cents. Iron Rock Insurance declined 20 cents to settle at $3.80 with an exchange of 1,500 shares, ISP Finance climbed 50 cents in exchanging just one share at $29.50, Jamaican Teas dipped 29 cents in trading 801,148 units to end at $7, Key Insurance dipped 10 cents in transferring 2,184 units at $3.80. Lasco Distributors lost 2 cents trading 626,778 shares to close at $3.11, Lasco Financial ended swapping with 4,428 shares, after rising 25 cents to finish at $4.35, Lasco Manufacturing closed 7 cents higher at $4.32, with the trading of 12,506 stock units. Limners and Bards lost 10 cents in exchanging 25,369 units at $2.90, Lumber Depot climbed 12 cents and traded 736,293 shares at $1.65, Mailpac Group closed 2 cents higher at $2.10, with 2,647,671 stock units trading. SSL Venture shed 9 cents in exchanging 6,500 units at $1.25 and Stationery and Office Supplies lost 50 cents in transferring 22,300 shares to close at $10.15.

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

Junior Market slips on rising stocks

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Tuesday with 33 securities changing hands, resulting in 15 securities advancing, 8 declining and 10 remaining unchanged.
The Junior Market Index declined 6.49 points to close at 3,256.34 and the market’s average PE Ratio ended the day at 14.2 earnings for 2019.
Market activity close with an exchange of 3,923,066 units valued at $17,832,838 compared to 2,705,269 units valued at $10,296,689 from 34 companies on Monday.
Trading ended with an average of 118,881 units for an average of $540,389 in contrast to 79,567 units for an average of $302,844 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 180,987 valued at $768,779 and previously 189,635 valued at $800,580. In contrast, December closed with an average of 521,319 shares at $1,344,719 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows seven stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, Access Financial gained $1.60 to end at $32.10, in trading 10,867 shares, AMG Packaging declined by 20 cents to settle at $2, after exchanging 204,558 stock units, Consolidated Bakeries rose 10 cents with a transfer of 300 units at $1.90, Dolphin Cove lost 5 cents in trading 217 shares to close at $11.75. Derrimon Trading dipped 5 cents in the trading of 2,538 units at $2.50, Everything Fresh ended with 14,500 shares changing hands, after rising 3 cents to end at $1.10, Express Catering lost 5 cents in the trading of 4,876 units at $6.25. Fosrich lost 6 cents in trading 59,940 shares to close at $4.40, General Accident climbed 24 cents to close at $6.44, with 3,000 stock units crossing the exchange, GWest Corporation closed 3 cents higher at $1.10, trading 30,858 stock units. Honey Bun climbed 85 cents and exchanged 26,155 shares at $8.15, iCreate gained 1 cent to end at 75 cents, trading 193,406 shares, Indies Pharma fell 8 cents in trading of 190,360 units at $2.92, Jamaican Teas lost 61 cents in exchanging 874,330 shares to close at $7.29. Jetcon Corporation ended trading with 102,054 shares, after rising 10 cents to end at $1.60, Key Insurance closed trading of 200 units and gained 30 cents to end at $3.90, KLE Group ended with 8,977 shares changing hands, after rising 4 cents to end at $2.04. Knutsford Express climbed 1 cent, with an exchange of 578 shares at $10, Lasco Financial closed with a loss of 16 cents at $4.10, in swapping of 28,880 shares, Lasco Manufacturing lost 35 cents trading 44,141 units at $4.25. Lumber Depot closed 1 cent higher at $1.53, with 158,203 stock units trading, MailPac Group ended with 591,022 shares crossing the exchange, after rising 3 cents to end at $2.08. Main Event exchanged 23,894 stock units after rising 4 cents to close at $6.04, Paramount Trading shed 18 cents in trading of 5,000 units at $1.72 and Stationery and Office Supplies gained 15 cents in exchanging 5,317 shares to close at $10.65.

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

Trading jumps for Junior market

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Friday with 30 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 13,086,482 units valued at $78,746,137 compared to 1,796,789 units valued at $5,251,681 from 36 stocks on Thursday.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 13 securities advanced, 11 declined and 6 remained unchanged and the Junior Market Index advanced by 15.20 points to close at 3,285.36. The market’s average PE Ratio ended the day at 14 earnings for 2019.
Trading ended with an average of 436,216 units at $2,624,871 for each security traded, in contrast to 49,911 units for an average of $145,880 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 208,070 valued at $883,944 and previously 168,507 valued at $582,049. In contrast, December closed with an average of 521,319 shares at $1,344,719 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows seven stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, Blue Power fell 50 cents in trading of 225 units at $5, Cargo Handlers closed trading of 267 units and gained 44 cents to end at $9.50, Caribbean Cream traded 3,300 units and gained 18 cents to end at $4. Caribbean Producers climbed 20 cents and exchanged 1,250 shares at $5, Consolidated Bakeries closed 1 cent higher at $1.69, with 7,000 stock units trading, Dolphin Cove rose 10 cents in trading 5,100 shares at $10.80, Elite Diagnostic ended with a loss of 1 cent at $4.88 with 110,409 stock units changing hands. Fontana dropped 40 cents in trading of 10,229,096 units at $6.60, Fosrich declined by 3 cents to settle at $4.37 after 179,926 units crossed the exchange, General Accident closed 28 cents higher at $6.45, after trading 2,600 stock units, GWest Corporation exchanged 33,829 units and gained 6 cents to end at $1.25. Honey Bun inched 1 cent higher in exchanging 3,407 shares at $8.10, iCreate ended trading with 35,633 shares, rising 4 cents to end at 75 cents, Jamaican Teas lost 10 cents transferring 134,205 units at $7.40, Jetcon Corporation fell 5 cents to end at $1.70, in swapping 15,716 shares. KLE Group closed trading of 203,552 units and gained 30 cents to end at $2, Lasco Distributors lost 19 cents with 34,425 shares changing hands to close at $3.06, Lasco Financial closed with a loss of 13 cents at $4.27, after swapping of 74,300 shares. Lasco Manufacturing fell 16 cents trading of 9,790 units at $4.50, Limners and Bards ended trading of 91,316 shares, after rising 10 cents to $3, Mailpac Group exchanged 630,031 units and gained 9 cents to end at $2.14, Paramount Trading shed 4 cents in transferring 82,000 units at $1.75. SSL Venture closed trading of 97,949 units and gained 6 cents to end at $1.31 and Stationery and Office Supplies declined 45 cents with 15,690 units trading at $10.50.

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

Junior Market moved higher

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Thursday with 36 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 1,796,789 units valued at $5,251,681 compared to 12,466,951 units valued at $49,798,922 on Wednesday.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 17 securities advanced, 12 declined and 7 remained unchanged and the Junior Market Index advanced 29.65 points to close at 3,270.16.
The market’s average PE Ratio ended the day at 13.9 times earnings for 2019.
Trading ended with an average of 49,911 units for an average of $145,880 in contrast to 356,199 units for an average of $1,422,826 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 168,507 valued at $582,049 and previously 199,671 units valued at $696,663. In contrast, December closed with an average of 521,319 shares at $1,344,719 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows three stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, Access Financial fell 58 cents in trading of 5,808 units at $30, AMG Packaging closed with a loss of 2 cents at $2.20, swapping of 193,543 shares, Blue Power climbed 40 cents and exchanged 10,117 shares to finish at $5.50. CAC 2000 lost 50 cents in trading of 1,000 units at $13, Caribbean Cream fell 18 cents in trading of 12,097 units at $3.82, Consolidated Bakeries closed 2 cents higher at $1.68, with 3,000 stock units trading, Dolphin Cove fell $1.30 in trading of 153 units at $10.70. Elite Diagnostic shed 11 cents in trading 31,000 units at $4.89, Everything Fresh closed with a loss of 3 cents at $1.04, swapping 84,393 shares, Fosrich rose 8 cents to $4.40, with 35,701 stock units changing hands, Fontana traded 76,490 units and gained 10 cents to end at $7. General Accident ended trading with 30,235 shares, after rising 17 cents to $6.17, GWest Corporation added 4 cents to finish at $1.19, with 32,734 stock units trading, Honey Bun climbed 18 cents in exchanging 11,625 shares at $8.09, Indies Pharma ended with a loss of 1 cent at $3.19 with 37,354 stock units changing hands. Iron Rock Insurance closed 10 cents higher at $4, with 6,440 stock units trading, Jamaican Teas swapped 114,066 units in adding 50 cents to end at $7.50, Jetcon Corporation climbed 1 cent and exchanged 47,500 shares at $1.75, Key Insurance closed 20 cents higher at $3.50, with 187 stock units trading. KLE Group closed trading with a loss of 5 cents at $1.70, in swapping 15,500 shares, Knutsford Express closed trading of 6,500 units and gained 1 cent to end at $10.60, Lasco Distributors finished 19 cents higher at $3.25, with 2,565 stock units crossing the exchange. Lasco Financial ended trading with 3,400 shares, after rising 12 cents to close at $4.40, Lasco Manufacturing climbed 21 cents and exchanged 27,178 shares at $4.66, MailPac Group fell 4 cents trading 264,314 units at $2.05. Main Event rose 19 cents and exchanged 11,053 shares at $5.20, Medical Disposables ended with a loss of 1 cent at $6.70 with 13,500 stock units changing hands, SSL Venture lost 13 cents in trading 285,000 shares to close at $1.25 and Stationery and Office ended exchanging 2,110 shares, after rising 45 cents to end at $10.95.

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

Juniors slip on increased trading

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Wednesday with 35 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 12,466,951 units amounting to $49,798,922 compared to 4,382,872 units for $10,759,249 on Tuesday.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 10 securities advanced, 20 declined and five remained unchanged. The Junior Market Index declined by 9.59 points following Monday sharp 102.64 points drop and Tuesday’s 25.45 points fall to close at 3,240.51. The market’s average PE ratio ended the day at 13.9 earnings for 2019.
Trading ended with an average of 356,199 units for an average of $1,422,826, in contrast to 128,908 units, for an average of $316,449 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amount to 199,671 units valued at $696,663 and previously 195,824 units valued at $429,219. In contrast, December closed with an average of 521,319 shares at $1,344,719 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows ten stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and five with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial gained $1.57 in trading of 4,638 units to close at $30.58, AMG Packaging lost 13 cents, exchanging 6,890 shares at $2.22, Blue Power climbed 20 cents trading 1,000 stock units at $5.10, Cargo Handlers closed at $9.06, after falling 44 cents with 1,700 units changing hands. Caribbean Cream ended trading of 18,000 units with gains of 20 cents to close at $4. Consolidated Bakeries exchanged 6,566 shares to close at $1.66 after falling 9 cents, Derrimon Trading ended with 5,000 shares changing hands, after losing 1 cent to close at $2.58, Dolphin Cove climbed to $12, after gaining $1.70 in transferring 28,724 shares. Elite Diagnostic closed at $5, rising 10 cents after trading 225,004 shares, Express Catering advanced 19 cents in trading 18,275 units to close at $6.30. Fontana swapped 107,174 stock units, with a fall of 11 cents to end at $6.90, Fosrich closed trading of 63,189 units and lost 12 cents to end at $4.32, General Accident lost 35 cents in exchanging 200,424 units at $6. GWest Corporation closed the day’s trade at $1.15, losing 5 cents swapping 202,688 shares, Honey Bun dropped 48 cents in exchanging 50,678 shares at $7.91, iCreate closed 2 cents lower to 71 cents, with 272,477 stock units changing hands. Jamaican Teas closed with gains of 89 cents at $7, in swapping of 5,634,182 shares after the company reported that the board would be meeting to consider an increase in the issued capital. Jetcon Corporation climbed 24 cents to $1.74, with an exchange of 79,000 shares, Knutsford Express dipped 41 cents, ending at $10.59 with trades of 8,843 units, Lasco Distributors dropped 24 cents after exchanging 51,094 shares at $3.06, Lasco Financial ended trading 30,669 units, after losing 19 cents to close at $4.28. Lasco Manufacturing lost 5 cents swapping 17,583 shares and ended at $4.45, Limners & Bards declined 4 cents in transferring 175,981 units at $2.90. MailPac Group shed 1 cent trading 2,430,612 units at $2.09, Main Event declined by 99 cents to settle at $5.01 with 17,989 shares changing hands. Medical Disposables lost 39 cents in exchanging 16,903 shares at $6.71, Paramount Trading ended at $1.79, after losing 4 cents trading 5,000 shares, SSL Venture Capital closed 18 cents higher at $1.38, with 33,443 stock units changing hands and tTech lost 5 cents in exchanging 30,000 units to close at $5.50.
In the junior market preference segment, CAC 2000, 9.5% gained 13 cents in trading of 118 units at $1.03.