Junior Market starts July up

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange started July on a positive note as trading ended with 29 securities changing hands with the prices of 7 stocks rising, nine declining and the prices of 13 remaining unchanged.
The average PE Ratio of the Junior Market ended at 10.1 based on IC Insider.com’s forecasted 2020-21 earnings. The market closed with an exchange of 3,953,494 shares, accounting for $9,882,736 compared to 4,554,181 units at 12,472,239 from 33 securities on Tuesday.
Jetcon Corporation led trading with 1.34 million units for 34 percent of total volume followed by Caribbean Cream with 867,135 units for 22 percent of trading and Derrimon Trading with 420,673 units and 11 percent market share.
The average trade ended at 136,327 units for $340,784 in contrast to an average of 138,005 valued at 377,947 on Tuesday. June ended with an average of 245,049 shares at $689,955.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the Junior Market shows five stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and five with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Blue Power advanced 2 cents to settle at $3.88 in trading 1,168 units, Caribbean Cream declined by 25 cents to settle at $2.45 with an exchange of 867,135 stock units, Derrimon Trading jumped 10 cents to end at $2.52 in trading 420,673 stock units. Dolphin Cove declined by 28 cents to close at $8 in trading 1,082 units, Elite Diagnostic gained 2 cents to end at $3.93 with 7,848 shares changing hands, Everything Fresh shed 6 cents to end at 74 cents with an exchange of 13,001 stock units. Express Catering dropped 5 cents to close at $4.30 in trading 13,725 units, Fosrich dived 51 cents to settle at $3.51 with an exchange of 6,034 stock units, General Accident added 5 cents to close at $6.20 with 280,144 stock units crossing the market. Honey Bun dropped by 32 cents to settle at $5.40 after exchanging 28,621 units, Indies Pharma lost 15 cents to end at $2.48 after trading 886 units, Jamaican Teas gained 21 cents to close at $4.99 with an exchange of 374,322 stock units. Lasco Manufacturing gained 46 cents to end at $3.96 trading 114,039 stock units, Limners and Bards climbed 21 cents to settle at $2.77 in with 84,525 stock units changing hands, Lumber Depot shed 1 cent to end at $1.12 in trading 5,122 stock units and Mailpac Group declined by 1 cent to $1.98 with 108,228 shares changing hands.

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

 

Junior Market jumps to end June

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended June on a positive note with the market index rising 24.30 to close at 2.592.24 and ended the halfway mark of the year, down 22.6 percent and closing out the month 41 points lower than the close of May.
Trading ended with 33 securities changing hands, down from 37 on Monday, with prices of 15 stocks rising, 10 declining and eight stocks closing unchanged. The average PE Ratio of the Junior Market ended at 10.1 based on IC Insider.com’s forecasted 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 4,554,181 shares accounting for 12,472,239 compared to 13,689,006 units at 25,143,842 on Monday.
Jetcon Corporation led trading with 1.23 million units for 27 percent of total trades, followed by Mailpac Group with 786,681 shares or 17 percent and Lasco Distributors with 675,284 stock units at 15 percent market share.
The average trade for the ended at 138,005 units at 377,947 in contrast to an average of 414,818 valued at 761,935 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 245,049 units valued at 689,955 in contrast to 258,414 units valued at $659,203. Trading for May ended with an average of 150,274 units for $491,077 for each security.
 IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the Junior Market shows four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial jumped $5.49 to $27 with 56,075 shares trading, AMG Packaging gained 3 cents to close at $1.68 after exchanging 7,720 shares, Blue Power advanced 16 cents to settle at $3.86 in trading 2,918 units. Cargo Handlers dropped 60 cents to $6.40 with 1,400 shares changing hands, Caribbean Assurance Brokers rose 5 cents and transferred 6,549 stock units to finish at $2.20, Caribbean Flavours jumped $2.22 to end at $13.72 with an exchange of 22,218 shares. Caribbean Producers slipped 3 cents to $2.37 with 152,585 units changing hands, Consolidated Bakeries closed 9 cents higher at $1.60, trading 30,100 units, Derrimon Trading climbed 24 cents and exchanged 35,826 shares to finish at $2.42. Dolphin Cove dropped 2 cents to $8.28 with 1,460 stock units passing through the market, Fontana decreased 6 cents to settle at $5.39 with 46,002 units changing hands, Fosrich climbed 56 cents to end at $4.02 in the transfer of 117,363 shares. Honey Bun gained 8 cents and traded 43,409 stock units to settle at $5.72, Indies Pharma carved out a 15 cents gain to end at $2.63 with an exchange of 508,368 units, Jamaican Teas dropped 11 cents to close at $4.78 with investors transferring 3,642 stock units. Jetcon Corporation exchanged 1,236,791 units and fell 2 cents to settle at $1.08, Knutsford Express rose 20 cents to end at $8.90 with 11,637 stock units changing hands, Lasco Distributors shed 6 cents in the exchange of 675,284 shares to finish at $3. Lasco Manufacturing declined 45 cents to end at $3.50in the transfer of 87,821 stock units, Limners and Bards lost 24 cents to close at $2.56 trading 139,400 units, Lumber Depot advanced 13 cents and traded 133,144 stock units to settle at $1.13. Mailpac Group closed 1 cent higher at $1.99 exchanging 786,681 units, Main Event jumped 48 cents to settle at $4.48 in trading 977 shares, Medical Disposables shed 70 cents and with 300,200 shares changing hands to finish at $6.30 and Stationery and Office Supplies added 30 cents to end at $6.29 with 200 shares crossing the exchange.

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

Junior Market dips ahead of month-end

Trading on the Junior Market ended with the market index shedding 16.35 points top of the 31 points lost on Friday to close at 2,567.94 ahead of the mid-year close on Tuesday.
Market activity and resulted in 33 securities changing hands, up from 31 on Friday, with investors pushing the prices of 13 stocks up and 14 down, leaving prices of six unchanged. The average PE Ratio of the Junior Market ended at 9.9 based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 13,689,006 shares accounting for 25,143,842 compared to 5,923,1 33 units at 14,437,994 on Friday. Lumber Depot led trading with 10.12 million shares for 74 percent of total volume, followed by Fontana with 1.2 million units for 9 percent of the day’s trade and Mailpac Group with 516,217 units for 3.8 percent market share.
The average trade for the ended at 414,818 units at 761,935 in contrast to an average of 191,069 valued at 465,742 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 250,116 units valued at $6,38,843 in contrast to 253,214 units at 624,575. In contrast, May closed with an average of 150,274 units for $491,077 for each security.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the Junior Market shows three stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and five with lower offers.
At the close of the market,  AMG Packaging advanced by 4 cents to end at $1.65 in trading 900 units, Blue Power gained 3 cents to end at $3.70 after investors swapped 49,900 stock units, Caribbean Assurance Brokers declined by 5 cents to settle at $2.15 with an exchange of 26,721 shares. Caribbean Cream rose 23 cents to end at $2.70 with a trade of 400 units, Caribbean Flavours shed 20 cents to settle at $11.50 in exchanging 252,280 shares, Caribbean Producers gained 6 cents while closing at $2.40 trading 43,305 stock units. Consolidated Bakeries dropped 19 cents to $1.51 swapping 35,470 shares, Elite Diagnostic eased by 9 cents to settle at $3.91 in trading 20,300 units, Everything Fresh shed 1 cent to close at 80 cents with an exchange of 29,500 shares. Express Catering dropped 60 cents to $4.35 with investors swapping 77,204 stock units, Fontana declined by 4 cents to end at $5.45 with 1,213,293 units changing hands, Fosrich shed 54 cents to end at $3.46 with an exchange of 36,979 shares. General Accident gained 15 cents to $6.15 after exchanging 117,000 units, Honey Bun inched 1 cent higher to end at $5.64 with an exchange of 1,052 stock units, Indies Pharma declined 2 cents to end at $2.48 with 450,753 shares crossing the exchange. ISP Finance declined by $1 to close at $12 in trading 2,300 stock units, Jamaican Teas added 18 cents to close at $4.89 after investors swapped 69,509 units, Jetcon Corporation surged 8 cents to end at $1.10 in trading 7,929 shares. Knutsford Express advanced 70 cents to end at $8.70 with an exchange of 784 stock units, Lasco Distributors gained 1 cent to $3.06 with a transfer of 88,405 shares, Limners and Bards gained 40 cents to close at $2.80 with 126,818 shares changing hands. Lumber Depot lost 12 cents to settle at $1 with investors swapping 10,120,000 stock units, Mailpac Group added 1 cent to close at $1.98 after trading 516,217 units, Main Event dropped 48 cents in closing at $4 with 81,745 shares passing through the market. Medical Disposables advanced 26 cents in closing at $7 with an exchange of 14,000 stock units, SSL Venture shed 7 cents in ending at 78 cents and trading 1,088 shares and Stationery and Office Supplies declined 21 cents to $5.99 with 4,100 stock units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated

Junior Market tops 2,600 again

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Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange resulted in Market Index surging 52.72 points to close at 2,602.92 to cross back above the 2,600 mark after falling below it on Monday, as trading fell back to more normal levels, from the heightened level on Tuesday.
By the close of the market, investors exchanged 4,874,547 shares for $20,159,456 compared to 46,968,202 units at $126,633,229 on Tuesday. The day’s activities saw 35 securities changing hands, with the prices of 12 rising 11 stocks declining and 12 closing with prices remaining unchanged. The average PE ratio of the market ended at 9.9 based on IC Insider.com’s 2020-21 earnings.
The average trade of the day was 139,273 units at $575,984, in contrast to an average of 1,467,756 units for $3,957,288 on Tuesday. The average volume for the month to date amounts to 262,928 units at $761,592 for each security trading, in contrast to 271,188 units at $773,989. In contrast, May closed with an average of 150,274 units for $491,077 for each security.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows one stock ending with the bid higher than the last selling price and one with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, Access Financial lost $2.49 to end at $21.51 in trading 1,000 units, AMG Packaging shed 1 cent in closing at $1.61 with 5,389 shares changing hands, Blue Power dipped by 1 cent to close at $3.60 after swapping 21,320 stock units. Caribbean Flavours dropped $2.10 to $11.90 in trading 14,788 units, Caribbean Producers advanced by 5 cents to end at $2.39 with an exchange of 232,831 units, Derrimon Trading rose 10 cents and ending at $2.40 after swapping 19,100 stock units. Express Catering advanced 2 cents to end at $4.99 in exchanging 750 stock units, Fontana lost 10 cents in closing at $5.50 in trading 310,380 units, General Accident advanced by 26 cents to end at $6.01 in trading 2,352,308 units. GWest Corporation declined by 5 cents to end at 90 cents with an exchange of 1,526 shares, Honey Bun fell by 32 cents to end at $5.33 with 25,700 units changing hands, iCreate lost 3 cents to 58 cents in trading 20,000 stock units. Indies Pharma fell 11 cents to close at $2.55 in exchanging 302,614 units, Jamaican Teas shed 9 cents and ended at $4.49 in trading 22,935 stock units, Knutsford Express gained 20 cents to settle at $8.70 while exchanging 25 units. Lasco Distributors gained 1 cent to settle at $2.98 with an exchange of 22,760 stock units, Limners and Bards advanced by 1 cent to close at $2.74 after trading 106,712 stock units, Lumber Depot rose 2 cents to settle at $1.13 with 61,947 shares passing through the market. Mailpac Group carved out a 2 cents gain in ending at $1.90 and trading 221,968 units, Main Event shed 5 cents to settle at $4.10 in trading 1,333 shares, Paramount Trading advanced by 2 cents to end at $2 swapping with 1,231 units changing hands. SSL Venture gained 10 cents to end at 85 cents after trading 53,333 stock units and Stationery and Office Supplies garnered a 28 cents rise to close at $6.28 in exchanging 1,660 units.

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

$127m Junior Market trades – Tuesday

Investors sent the Junior Market down at the close of trading on Tuesday with volume and value surging well over recent daily levels as Mailpac and Fontana shares dominated with 66 and 25 percent of the market respectively and Caribbean Cream chipped in with 4 percent.
The prices of the three leading trades declined to help in the Junior Market Index shedding 46.89 points to close at 2,550.20, the second lowest close for the month to date. At the end of the market, 32 securities traded down from 28 securities on Monday as the prices of 11 securities advanced, 13 declined and eight remained unchanged. The PE ratio of the market ended at ten times IC Insider.com projected 2020-21 earnings.
Trading resulted in an exchange of 46,968,202 units accounting for $126,633,229 compared to 4,779,088 shares at $20,952,617 on Monday.
Trading concluded with an average of 1,467,756 units at $3,957,288 for each security traded in contrast to 170,682 units at $748,308 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 261,844 units at $692,096 and previously 177,588 units at $463,960. In contrast, May closed with an average of 150,274 units for $491,077 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 its last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial recovered $4 of the $4.74 it lost on Monday to settle at $24 with 3,850 shares changing hands, AMG Packaging dropped 6 cents to $1.62 with 3,601 units changing hands, Blue Power slipped 4 cents in the exchange of 2,926 stock units to end at $3.61. Cargo Handlers shed 30 cents to finish at $7.50 trading 59 units, Caribbean Assurance Brokers gained 10 cents in the exchange of 4,822 shares to close at $2.30, Caribbean Cream closed trading of 2,000,000 units and fell 20 cents to end at $2.47. Caribbean Producers lost 5 cents to settle at $2.34 with 650,144 stock units passing through the market, Dolphin Cove jumped 80 cents after a transfer of 1,660 shares to close at $8.30, Elite Diagnostic added 5 cents to end at $3.83 with 25,182 units changing hands. Fontana traded a staggering 11,483,741 units and dropped 16 cents to close at $5.60, Honey Bun climbed 35 cents to $5.65 with an exchange of 103,044 units, iCreate gained 3 cents in the transfer of 40,000 units to finish at 61 cents. Indies Pharma slipped 14 cents and traded 343,600 shares to finish at $2.66, Jamaican Teas ended at $4.58 after rising 23 cents in exchanging 32,850 stock units, Jetcon Corporation slipped 4 cents to $1.15 in the transfer of 17,392 shares. Lasco Distributors closed 1 cent lower at $2.97, with 619,829 units changing hands, Lasco Financial slipped 2 cents to $2.60 with 33,329 units traded, Lasco Manufacturing closed at $4 after adding 1 cent in the transfer of 54,751 shares. Limners and Bards rose 15 cents to $2.73 with 348,673 shares crossing the exchange, Lumber Depot slid 2 cents and swapped 277,086 units to finish at $1.11, Mailpac Group and lost 2 cents to close at $1.88 with investors transferring a stunning 30,777,290 shares. Main Event finished at $4.15 after rising 5 cents and trading 1,000 units and Medical Disposables shed 20 cents to settle at $6.80 with 1,806 stock units crossing the exchange. In the junior market preference segment, CAC 2000 9.5% climbed 16 cents to $1.16, with 1,008 units changing hands.

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

Junior Market drops on Monday

The number of Junior Market stocks trading on Monday slipped marginally from Friday’s levels, but the value of the overall trade jumped, resulting in prices rising and falling equally and ending with the market index dropping 21.16 points to 5997.09.
Similar to Friday, 28 securities changed hands on Monday, with the prices of 10 stocks rising, 10 declining and prices of eight closing unchanged. At the close of trading, the average PE ratio of the Junior Market ended at 9.9 based on iC Insider.com’s forecasted earnings for 2020-21.
Trading ended, with an exchange of 4,779,088  shares valued at $20,952,617 compared to 4,892,108 units valued at $13,413,027 on Friday.
The average trade of the day was 170,682 units at $748,308, in contrast to an average of 174,718  units for $479,037 each on Friday. The average stock trading for the month to date amounts to  177,588  units at $463,960 in contrast to 236,512 units at $445,444 previously. May ended with an average of 150,274 shares at $491,077 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading 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 Services
fell $4.74 to end at $20 in trading 3,500  units, Cargo Handlers slipped 4 cents and ending at $7.80 in trading 500 units, Caribbean Assurance Brokers lost 8 cents to settle at $2.20 with an exchange of 24,013 shares. Caribbean Cream shed 21 cents ending at $2.67 trading 350 units, Caribbean Producers picked up 1 cent to settle at $2.39 while exchanging 33,192 units, Dolphin Cove gained 7 cents to close at $7.50 after investors switched 700 shares. Everything Fresh gained 1 cent to close at 81 cents in trading 12,285 stock units, Fontana rose 9 cents in closing at $5.76 after trading 371,132 shares. General Accident advanced by 37 cents to end at $5.75 after swapping 1,005,000  shares, Honey Bun shed 20 cents and ended at $5.30 trading 2,020,740 shares, iCreate slipped 3 cents to close at 58 cents in exchanging 538,993 units. Indies Pharma gained 27 cents to end at $2.80 with an exchange of 41,001  stock units, Iron Rock Insurance lost 20 cents to close at $3 trading 19,055 shares,  Jamaican Teas slid 20 cents to settle at $4.35 with 29,097 stock units changing hands. Jetcon Corporation lost 1 cent to end at $1.19, with 39,463 shares crossing the exchange, Lasco Financial added 1 cent to settle at $2.62, after exchanging 2,941 units,  Lasco Manufacturing shed 1 cent to close at $3.99 in trading 7,397 shares. Limners and Bards rose 12 cents to end at $2.58 after 243,153 shares crossed the market and  Mailpac Group gained 2 cents in finishing at $1.90 with 44,084 stock units changing hands.
In the preference segment, Derrimon Trading preference shares jumped 30 cents to settle at $1.80 in exchanging 2,798 shares.

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

Junior Market regains some losses – Tuesday

The Junior Market Index recovers 20.28 points of the 32 it lost on Monday to close at 2,601.68 on Tuesday as trading activity remained close to Monday levels with 30 securities changing hands on both days.  
Trading resulted in an exchange of 5,099,168 units valued at $15,226,012 compared to 4,645,198 units valued at $13,350,189 on Monday. At the close of market activities, the prices of 14 securities advanced, ten declined and six remained unchanged. The PE ratio of the market ended at 10.1 times IC Insider.com projected 2020-21 earnings.
Limners and Bards stock price rose 40 cents as it controlled 24 percent of the overall market volume, with 1.2 million units traded on the heels of its recently announced 52 percent year-over-year increase in net profits for the six months ending April. Mailpac Group held 25 percent of the volume with 1.27 million shares traded and Lasco Distributors 592,000 shares for 12 percent market share rounded out the top three.
Trading concluded with an average of 169,972 units at $507,534 for each security traded, in contrast to 154,840 units for an average of $445,006 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 172,874 units at $420,020 and previously 173,151 units valued at $411,659. In contrast, May closed with an average of 150,274 units for $491,077 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows two stock ended with bids higher than its last selling prices and five with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial climbed $2.24 to settle at $24.75 at with a mere 50 shares changing hands, Blue Power dropped 26 cents in the exchange of 147,395 stock units to end at $3.60, Cargo Handlers rose 34 cents to $7.84 with a transfer of 655 units. Caribbean Assurance Brokers fell 4 cents in the swapping of 15,350 shares to finish at $2.20, Caribbean Cream closed trading of 1,000 units and gained 8 cents to end at $2.88, Caribbean Flavours fell 50 cents to close at $14 with an exchange of 2,000 shares. Caribbean Producers gained 1 cent to end at $2.37 with 279,690 stock units passing through the market, Everything Fresh dipped 2 cents to 80 cents with 49,258 units changing hands, Express Catering jumped 60 cents to $4.90 with 23,498 shares traded. Fontana gained 4 cents and exchanged 363,036 shares to close at $5.50, Fosrich shed 24 cents in trading 62,922 units to finish at $3.56, General Accident declined 20 cents to $5.30, trading 212,864 stock units. Honey Bun closed trading of 123,257 units and gained 35 cents to end at $5.45, iCreate moved 1 cent higher to 56 cents with an exchange of 47,797 units, Indies Pharma slipped 10 cents in trading 52,511 shares to finish at $2.90. Jamaican Teas ended at $4.49 after losing 1 cent and exchanging 272,114 stock units, Jetcon Corporation rose 22 cents to $1.32 with the swapping of 149,487 shares, Lasco Distributors closed 3 cents higher at $2.98, with 592,454 stock units trading. Lasco Financial climbed 3 cents and exchanged 2,000 shares to finish at $2.54, Lasco Manufacturing lost 11 cents in trading 70,050 units to settle at $3.89, Limners and Bards closed 40 cents higher at $2.90, with 1,224,292 stock units changing hands. Mailpac Group added 5 cents to end at $1.94 with 1,268,543 shares crossing the exchange, Main Event finished at $4.48 after rising 40 cents and trading 8,753 units and Medical Disposables ended with a loss of 1 cent at $6.69 with 800 stock units changing hands.

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

Solid Junior market bounce

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange bounced on Friday with the market index rising the most since May 28 when it put on a 48 points rally. The market index closed the week with a rise of 41.62 points to close at 2,613.41, the highest level since the start of June. 
At the close of market activities, the prices of 12 securities advanced, eight declined and 11 remained unchanged. The PE ratio of the market ended at 9.8 times IC Insider.com projected 2020-21 earnings.
Trading ended, with 32 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 2,764,337 units at $7,742,462, down from 5,176,803 units for $13,735,351 on Thursday.
The average stock trading on Friday at 86,386 units at $241,952 was well below recent levels and around half the amounts in April and contrast with an average of 161,775 units for $429,230 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 175,086 units valued at $408,136 and previously 186,349 units valued at $429,239. Trading in May closed with an average of 150,274 units at $491,077 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 jumped $2.24 to settle at $24.75 with just 100 shares changing hands, AMG Packaging ended trading with 100 shares, after rising 11 cents to settle at $1.70, Cargo Handlers gained 49 cents in exchanging 300 units at $7. Caribbean Flavours climbed $2.80 to settle at $14.50 with 22,728 shares trading, Dolphin Cove lost 47 cents in trading of 8,148 units at $7.80. Express Catering fell by 10 cents trading 48,700 units at $4.20, Fontana lost 2cents trading 56,326 units at $5.97, Fosrich closed 38 cents higher at $3.80, with an exchange of 1,050 stock units, General Accident declined by 5cents to settle at $5.50 exchanging 21,536 shares. iCreate ended trading 565,798 shares, after rising 4 cents to close at 58 cents, Indies Pharma closed 4 cents higher at $2.93, with 188,296 stock units trading, Jamaican Teas shed 20cents in switching ownership of 506,540 shares at $4.50. Knutsford Express closed 11 cents higher at $8.11, with 3,861 stock units changing hands, Lasco Distributors closed trading of 598 units and gained 6 cents to end at $2.96, Lasco Financial ended with gains of 14 cents in exchanging 12,256 shares and closed at $2.64. Lasco Manufacturing closed trading of 200,000 shares and gained 10 cents to end at $4.05. Limners and Bards shed 5 cents in trading of 4,500 units at $2.15, Mailpac Group gained 2 cents trading 402,322 shares at $1.88, Medical Disposables fell 11 cents in trading of 46,152 units at $6.69 and Stationery and Office Supplies closed with a loss of 2 cents at $6in swapping 74,999 shares.

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

 

 

Winning day for Junior Market – Thursday

The Junior Market scraped out some gains on Thursday as the index advanced 15.44 points to close at 2,571.79 as trading picked up, with 32 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 5,176,803 units at $13,735,350 compared to 4,550,105 units for $10,318,665 from 27 stocks on Wednesday.
At the close of market activities, the prices of nine securities advanced, 14 declined and 10 remained unchanged and the PE ratio ended at 9.6 times 2020-21 earnings.
The average stock trading on Thursday was 161,775 units for $429,230 in contrast to 168,522 units for an average of $382,173 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 186,349 units valued at $429,239 and previously 189,924 units for $429,240. In contrast, May closed with an average of 150,274 units valued at $491,077 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, AMG Packaging declined by 11 cents to settle at $1.59 with 1,850 shares changing hands, Blue Power rose 26 cents and traded 2,327 shares to end at $3.86, Caribbean Assurance fell 9 cents to $2.15 with an exchange of 45,000 units. Derrimon Trading shed 14 cents in swapping 4,500 units to close at $2.45, Dolphin Cove gained 2 cents and exchanged 2,165 shares to settle at $8.27, Fontana slipped 1 cent lower to $5.99 with 245,999 stock units traded. Fosrich closed with a loss of 38 cents at $3.42, swapping 8,938 shares, General Accident fell 14 cents and exchanged 76,302 shares to finish at $5.55, Honey Bun declined by 12 cents in trading 11,712 units to end at $5.33. iCreate dipped 3 cents to 54 cents in swapping 32,288 units, Indies Pharma exchanged 1,653,278 shares, rising 59 cents after the company reported a 92 percent rise in the second quarter, to end at $2.89, Jamaican Teas closed at $4.70 after trading 183,433 shares and falling 19 cents. Knutsford Express jumped 99 cents to end at $8 with 1,173 units changing hands, Lasco Distributors fell 7 cents in the trading of 152,900 units to finish at $2.90, Lasco Financial slipped 1 cent to $2.50 with 183,709 shares exchanged. Lasco Manufacturing closed 10 cents higher at $3.95, with 468,332 stock units swapped, Limners and Bards ended at $2.20 after rising 23 cents and trading 138,733 shares, Mailpac Group gained 1 cent to end at $1.86 with 308,449 shares changing hands. Main Event closed 5 cents higher at $4.40, with 1,136 stock units traded, Medical Disposables fell 9 cents in the exchange of 9,173 units at $6.80, Paramount Trading shed 2 cents and swapped 321,870 units to settle at $1.98 and tTech jumped 41 cents to $4.70 with 10,597 units crossing the exchange.

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

More gains for Junior Market

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange inched higher for a second day at the close of the market on Tuesday, with the market index advancing by 15.31 points to 2,575.87 as advancing stocks outnumbered declining ones almost two to one.
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. The reading suggests that the market prices should close mostly up on Wednesday.
By the close of market activities, 29 securities changed hands, resulting in an exchange of 3,765,461 units valued at $7,141,689 compared to 12,747,813 units valued at $17,475,914 from 32 securities on Monday.
The prices of 13 securities advanced, eight declined and eight remained unchanged. The PE ratio of the market ended at 9.5 times 2020-21 earnings.
The average trade for the day was 129,843 units at $246,265, in contrast to 398,369 units for an average of $546,122 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 192,917 units valued at $435,825 and previously 204,071 units valued at $469,345. In contrast, May closed with an average of 150,274 units valued at $491,077 for each security traded.
At the close of the market, Cargo Handlers traded 8,678 units and gained 4 cents to end at $6.55, Caribbean Flavours climbed $1.90 to $12 with 7,991 shares changing hands, Caribbean Producers declined 5 cents in the exchange of 239,156 units to settle at $2.35. Derrimon Trading closed 20 cents higher at $2.40 with 199,000 stock units changing hands, Dolphin Cove jumped 75 cents and exchanged 6,037 shares to finish at $8.25, Elite Diagnostic ended at $4 after adding 15 cents and with 113,646 stock units crossing the exchange. Everything Fresh slipped 6 cents in the trading of 39,188 units to close at 72 cents, Fontana lost 24 cents to end at $5.90 with 139,298 units changing hands, Fosrich gained 2 cents and exchanged 12,337 shares to finish at $3.43. General Accident closed trading of 21,778 units and gained 28 cents to end at $5.65, Honey Bun fell 24 cents in the swapping of 68,316 units to settle at $5.21, Indies Pharma exchanged 123,141 shares after rising 9 cents to end at $2.30. Iron Rock Insurance closed at $3.20 after exchanging 100 units and falling 50 cents, Jamaican Teas finished 1 cent higher at $4.90, with 3,200 stock units trading, Lasco Distributors exchanged 238,000 stock units and gained 2 cents to settle at $3. Lasco Financial climbed 8 cents in the swapping of 59,840 shares to finish at $2.63, Lasco Manufacturing ended the day with 23,943 shares traded after rising 4 cents to $3.89, Limners and Bards shed 9 cents to close at $1.94 with 7,835 changing hands. Lumber Depot gained 2 cents to end at $1.12, trading 135,250 stock units, Mailpac Group swapped 189,900 shares to close at $1.88 after falling 2 cents and Stationery and Office Supplies fell 6 cents to $6.20 with 25,881 units crossing the exchange.

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