Fontana & Wisynco jumps IC Top 10

Fontana Waterloo Road branch now new completion.

There were some major price movements for the TOP 10 stocks. By the end of the week, Fontana moved up in price to $3.95 and moved out of the list.
ISP Finance closed with the bid at $13, forecasted earnings was adjusted down to $1.65 for 2019, with the stock existed the TOP 10. Caribbean Cream and Jamaican Teas replaced the above two companies.
TOP 10 main market selection last week, Wisynco closed the week at $11 and that was enough to move it off the list with Carreras moving back on to the list. Radio Jamaica made a big surge from 80 cents to end the week at $1.20 but with the offer at $1.18 after the company posted strong gains in profit in the December quarter of $168 million versus $79 million in the similar period in 2017. Seprod also enjoyed a big move from $34.85 to $39, both remain in the TOP 10.
Stocks falling out of the TOP 10 should not be ignored, they have much more gains ahead of them, in 2019. Both Fontana and Wisynco earnings are based on June 2019 year-end. Results for the 2020 year will start coming out before the end of this year and could result in increased interest in the stocks.
Medical Disposables fell in price during the week and rose in the TOP 10 to number 2 while Sygnus Credit Investments garnered increased buying interest with the price moving up with the stock just holding on to the number 10 spot on the main market list.
The three leading Junior Market stocks are General Accident, with potential gains of 300 percent, Medical Disposables with 264 percent projected gains and Stationery and Office Supplies 245 percent.
The three leading main market stocks are, Victoria Mutual investments 150 percent likely gains, Caribbean Cement with likely gains of 150 percent and Sterling Investments with 135 percent.
The main market closed the week with the overall PE at 13 and the Junior Market at 10. The PE ratio for Junior Market Top 10 stocks average 6.2 and the main market PE is now 8.4.
The TOP 10 stocks now trade at an average discount of 38 percent to the average for the Junior Market Top stocks but it’s a third of what the average PE for the year is likely to be of 20 times earnings. The main market stocks trade at a discount of 35 percent to the overall market.
TOP 10 stocks are likely to deliver the best returns within a 12 months period. Stocks are selected based on projected earnings for each company’s current fiscal year. Based on an assumed PE for each, the likely gains are determined and then ranked, with the stocks with the highest potential gains ranked first followed by the rest, in descending order. Potential values will change as stock prices fluctuate and will result in movements of the selection in and out of the lists for most weeks. Earnings per share are revised on an ongoing basis based on new information received that can result in changes in and out of the list as well.

 

Trading rose on Junior Market – Friday

In an active trading session on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Friday, 27 securities changed hands, resulting in an exchange of 4,398,457 units valued at $19,730,388. 
On thursday, 26 securities traded resulting in an exchnage of 2,388,739 units valued at $8,494,707.
Market activities closed, with the prices of 7 securities rising, 12 falling and 8 remaining unchanged, leading the market index down by 13.37 points to close 3,097.20.
Trading ended with an average of 162,906 units for an average of $730,755 in contrast to 91,875 units for an average of $326,720 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 309,902 valued at $794,081 and previously 325,286 shares valued $800,708. In contrast, January closed with average of 2,245,428 units with a value of $7,372,574 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 4 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial climbed $1.10 to close at $48.10, with 650 shares changing hands, AMG Packaging ended at $2.50, with 2,500 stock units trading, Blue Power concluded trading 11,279 units, at $5, Cargo Handlers settled with a loss of 50 cents at $14, with an exchange of 10,500 shares. Caribbean Cream ended trading of 3,490 shares at $5.37, Caribbean Flavours traded $1.50 higher at $19.50, with 10,000 stock units changing hands, Caribbean Producers traded 260,597 units with a loss of 5 cents at $4.70, Consolidated Bakeries closed with a loss of 9 cents at $2, trading 15,000 shares. Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 5 cents at $2.45, while exchanging 10,000 shares, Dolphin Cove concluded trading of 431,524 shares, with a loss of $1.35 at $14, Everything Fresh finished with a loss of 10 cents at $1.80, with 213,985 stock units passing through the market. Elite Diagnostic settled with a loss of 30 cents to close at $3.10, exchanging 52,000 units, Express Catering ended trading of 1,990 shares after adding 44 cents to close at $7.50, FosRich Group traded 32,795 shares and moved 17 cents higher to $4.17,  Fontana  finished trading of 123,255 shares, with a loss of 5 cents to close at $3.95. General Accident  closed at $4, with an exchange of 155,848 stock units, GWest Corporation  ended at $1.45, with 4,600 units trading. Indies Pharma  ended 6 cents higher at $2.80, with an exchange of 15,140 shares, Jamaican Teas  traded 537,851 units and rose 5 cents to $4, Jetcon Corporation  finished trading with a loss of 11 cents at $3.07, in exchanging 925,520 shares, Lasco Distributors  gained 24 cents to close at $3.99, with 426,911 units trading. Lasco Financial  settled with a loss of 15 cents at $4.35, in exchanging 119,944 shares, Lasco Manufacturing  ended trading 138,653 shares with a loss of 1 cent in closing at $3.19, Main Event traded 240,861 shares, with a loss of 30 cents at $5.50,  Medical Disposables  finished trading at $5.50, with 24,000 stock units changing hands. Paramount Trading closed at $2.40, trading 35,364 units and SSL Venture Capital ended at $1.95, with 594,200 shares traded.

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

Junior Market makes strong recovery – Thursday

Junior Market stock trading.

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange made strong recovery on Thursday with the prices of 12 securities rising, 6 falling and 8 remaining unchanged leading to the market index recovering 51.42 points to close 3,110.57.
Trading ended on Thursday with 26 securities changing hands compared to 30 on Wednesday leading to an exchange of 2,388,739 units valued at $8,494,708, compared to 62,035,877 units valued at $128,041,203 trading on Wednesday.
The average volume traded was 91,875 units for an average of $326,720, in contrast to 2,067,863 units for an average of $4,268,040 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amounts to 325,286 shares valued $800,708 and previously 351,444 shares valued $853,828. In contrast, the average trade in January was 2,245,428 units with a value of $7,372,574 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 7 stocks ended with higher bids than their last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.
At the close of the day’s activities, AMG Packaging ended 30 cents higher at $2.50, with 190,100 stock units changing hands, Blue Power concluded trading of 16,920 units at $5, Cargo Handlers settled with a loss of 20 cents at $14.50, with an exchange of 2,000 shares, Caribbean Cream ended trading of 7,500 shares, at $5.37. Caribbean Flavours traded 12,000 stock units with a rise of $1.85 to close at $18, Caribbean Producers finished trading 6,841 units, with the price moving 5 cents higher to $4.75,  Dolphin Cove fell 5 cents to close at $15.35, trading 150 shares, Everything Fresh finished 5 cents higher at $1.90, with 14,030 stock units trading. Elite Diagnostic settled 31 cents higher at $3.40, with 29,103 units changing hands. Express Catering ended trading 15,500 shares and closed 6 cents higher at $7.06, FosRich Group traded 5,621 shares at $4, Fontana closed 10 cents higher at $4, with an exchange of 1,345,881 shares, General Accident closed 1 cent higher at $4, with 42,042 stock units changing hands. GWest Corporation ended 9 cents higher at $1.45, with an exchange of 8,000 units, Honey Bun concluded trading of 42,960 shares, with a loss of 10 cents at $3.70, Indies Pharma finished with a loss of 16 cents at $2.74, with 164,127 shares passing through the market, Jamaican Teas traded 42,300 units with a loss of 5 cents at $3.95. Jetcon Corporation closed at $3.18, trading 1,500 shares, Knutsford Express  concluded trading of 5,050 stock units and climbed 50 cents higher to $13,  Lasco Distributors  finished at $3.75, with an exchange of 12,784 units, Lasco Financial  rose 15 cents to $4.50, in trading 10,000 shares. Lasco Manufacturing  ended trading 70,310 shares, with a loss of 9 cents at $3.20,  Paramount Trading  closed at $2.40, with 5,981 units changing hands, Stationery and Office  concluded trading of 20,592 shares and rose 40 cents higher to $8.40 and tTech settled at $5.84, in exchanging 23,706 stock units. In the junior market preference segment, CAC 2000 9.5% closed at $1, with 293,741 shares changing hands.

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

 

AMG in big Junior Market trade – Wednesday

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AMG Packaging dominated trading with more than 60m shares.

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange jumped sharply on Wednesday as 60.67 million shares of AMG Packaging, passed through the exchange, pushing the overall trade for the day to an exchange of 62,035,877 units valued at $128,041,203.
Market activity on Tuesday resulted in just 3,645,419 units valued at $11,521,269.
Trading ended with another big fall the market index of 49.68 points following the 45.69 points drop on Tuesday, to close at 3,059.15. a total of 30 securities changed hands, compared to 28 on Tuesday, resulting in the prices of 9 securities advancing, 10 declining and 11 remaining unchanged.
Trading closed with an average of 2,067,863 units for an average of $4,268,040 in contrast to 130,194 units for an average of $411,474 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amounts to 351,444 shares valued $853,828 and previously 96,530 shares valued $346,767. In contrast, the average trade in January was 2,245,428 units with a value of $7,372,574 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 7 stocks ended with higher bids than their last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.
At the close of the day’s activities, Access Financial closed at $47, with an exchange of 1,021 shares, AMG Packaging closed with a loss of 15 cents at $2.20, in exchanging 60,673,553 shares, with the bulk of the trade, taking place at $2. Blue Power ended at $5, trading 1,200 stock units, Cargo Handlers closed at $14.70, with 40,556 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cream settled with a loss of 48 cents at $5.37, in the trading of 4,040 shares. Caribbean Flavours ended trading with 1,704 shares with a rise of 15 cents to close at $16.15, Caribbean Producers traded 173,500 stock units, at $4.70, Consolidated Bakeries gained 39 cents to end at $2.09, with 239 units changing hands, Derrimon Trading closed with a loss of 10 cents at $2.50, with an exchange of 6,393 shares. Everything Fresh concluded trading with 18,226 shares with a rise of 25 cents to $1.85, Elite Diagnostic finished 9 cents higher at $3.09, with an exchange of 58,350 stock units, Express Catering settled with a loss of 49 cents at $7, trading 31,584 units, FosRich Group ended trading 4,474 shares and rose 30 cents to close at $4. Fontana traded 20 cents higher at $3.90, with 487,017 shares changing hands, General Accident finished trading 57,162 shares, at $3.99, GWest Corporation closed 5 cents higher at $1.36, in exchanging 40,406 stock units, Honey Bun gained 10 cents to close at $3.80, with an exchange of 11,980 units, Indies Pharma concluded trading of 93,909 shares at $2.90. Jamaican Teas ended trading with 300 stock units at $4,  Jetcon Corporation  traded 14,500 units with a loss of 7 cents at $3.18,  Knutsford Express  ended with a loss of 20 cents at $12.50, with an exchange of 103,076 shares, Lasco Distributors  ended trading of 73,727 stock units at $3.75. Lasco Financial  closed with a loss of 15 cents at $4.35, with 35,401 units changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing  settled 2 cents higher at $3.29, trading 35,900 shares, Main Event ended trading 4,452 shares, with a loss of 20 cents at $5.80, Medical Disposables  traded 18,000 shares with a loss of 10 cents to close at $5.50. Paramount Trading finished trading 6,500 stock units at $2.40 and Stationery and Office ended with a loss of 40 cents at $8, trading 27,474 shares. In the junior market preference segment, CAC 2000 9.5% ended at $1, with 6,400 stock units trading and Derrimon Trading 9% concluded trading at $2.10, with 4,833 units.

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

Big fall for Junior Market – Tuesday

Indies Pharma traded 2m shares on Tuesday.

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Tuesday with a sharp fall the market index of 45.69 points to close at 3,108.83 as the prices of 8 securities advanced, 12 declined and 8 remained unchanged.
Trading saw 28 securities changing hands compared to 27 on Monday, resulting in an exchange of 3,645,419 units valued at $11,521,269, compared to 3,202,720 units valued at $12,121,438 on Monday.
Trading ended with an average of 130,194 units for an average of $411,474 in contrast to 118,619 units for an average of $448,942 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amounts to 96,530 shares valued $346,767 and previously 91,113 shares valued $336,354. In contrast, the average trade in January was 2,245,428 units with a value of $7,372,574 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 7 stocks ended with higher bids than their last selling prices and 3 closing with lower offers.
t the close of the day’s activities, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 15 cents at $2.35, with 120,000 stock units changing hands, Blue Power concluded trading of 15,300 units, with a loss of 80 cents at $5, CAC 2000 finished 20 cents higher at $12.60, trading just 100 shares. Caribbean Cream ended trading of 2,000 shares, with a loss of 10 cents to close at $5.85, Caribbean Producers finished trading of 17,450 units with a loss of 5 cents at $4.70, Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 35 cents at $2.60, with 41,010 shares changing hands. Dolphin Cove concluded trading of 10,200 shares with a rise of 60 cents to $15.40, Everything Fresh finished with a loss of 1 cent at $1.60, with an exchange of 72,397 stock units, Elite Diagnostic settled with a loss of 19 cents at $3, in trading 53,414 units. Express Catering ended trading 17,236 shares, with a loss of 1 cent at $7.49, FosRich Group traded 67,552 shares with a loss of 29 cents at $3.70, Fontana finished trading at $3.70, with 557,982 shares changing hands, General Accident closed with a loss of 1 cent at $3.99, with an exchange of 271,129 stock units. GWest Corporation ended 20 cents higher at $1.31, with 29,675 units changing hands, Honey Bun concluded trading of 20,520 shares, at $3.70, Indies Pharma finished with a loss of 5 cents at $2.90, in exchanging 2,013,889 shares, Jamaican Teas  traded 17,000 units at $4, Jetcon Corporation  finished trading 6 cents higher at $3.25, in exchanging 25,475 shares. Knutsford Express  concluded trading of 996 stock units, with a rise of 20 cents to $12.70,  Lasco Distributors  closed 5 cents higher at $3.75, with 26,427 units trading, Lasco Financial  settled at $4.50, with an exchange of 47,259 shares, Lasco Manufacturing ended trading of 400 shares and rose 9 cents higher to $3.27. Main Event  traded 21,655 shares at $6,  Medical Disposables  finished trading 300 stock units with a loss of 90 cents to $5.60,  Paramount Trading  closed at $2.40, in an exchange of 25,500 units, SSL Venture Capital ended 1 cent higher at $1.95, with 1,000 shares changing hands and  Stationery and Office  concluded trading with 22,617 shares at $8.40. In the junior market preference segment, CAC 2000 closed at $1, with the trading of 146,936 shares.

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

 

Junior Market inched higher on Wednesday

Fontana still dominating Junior Market trading.

The Junior Market index of the Jamaica Stock Exchange inched 4.37 points higher to 3,174.04 at the end of trading on Wednesday, as the prices of 7 securities rose, 12 declined and 6 remained unchanged.
Trading ended with 25 securities changing hands, compared to 27 securities on Tuesday, resulting in an exchange of 2,474,682 units valued at $8,912,227, compared to 2,965,697 units valued at $11,127,007 on Tuesday. Fontana continues to trade in large volumes, ending the day with just under 1.9 million units changing hands.
Trading ended with an average of 98,987 units for an average of $356,489 in contrast to 109,841 units for an average of $412,111 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amount to 102,324 shares valued $367,381 and previously 103,436 shares valued $371,012. In contrast, the average trade in January was 2,245,428 units with a value of $7,372,574 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 2 stocks ended with higher bids than their last selling prices and 3 closing with lower offers.
At the close of the day’s activities, AMG Packaging ended trading of 239,150 stock units, with a loss of 15 cents at $2.45, CAC 2000 finished trading 919 shares at $13, Caribbean Cream ended trading 4,664 shares at $5.95, Caribbean Flavours traded 100 stock units with a loss of 3 cents at $16. Caribbean Producers finished trading with a loss of 5 cents at $4.70, with 16,054 units changing hands, Derrimon Trading ended with an exchange of 1,100 shares at $2.95, Dolphin Cove climbed 45 cents higher to $15.50 in concluding trading of 1,896 shares, Everything Fresh finished with a loss of 5 cents at $1.55, with an exchange of 10,000 stock units. Elite Diagnostic settled 1 cent higher at $3.11, in exchanging 60,616 units, Express Catering traded 39,576 shares, with a loss of 4 cents to close at $7.90, FosRich Group fell 16 cents to $3.60 in exchanging 5,000 shares, Fontana rose 10 cents to close at $3.60, trading 1,863,585 shares. General Accident closed with a loss of 6 cents at $3.94, with 3,960 stock units trading, Honey Bun  concluded trading of 21,701 shares, and closed 14 cents higher at $3.89, Indies Pharma ended trading at $2.95, with 82,351 units, Jamaican Teas closed trading with 5,600 stock units after declining 15 cents at $3.85. Jetcon Corporation  closed at $3.25, with 13,000 units changing hands, KLE Group closed 10 cents higher at $3.20, after trading 530 shares, Knutsford Express ended at $12.70, with an exchange of 15,039 shares, Lasco Distributors lost 20 cents to close at $3.80, with 20,683 stock units changing hands. Lasco Financial finished with a loss of 40 cents at $4.20, with an exchange of 42,118 units, Lasco Manufacturing settled 7 cents higher at $3.30, in trading 11,813 shares, Main Event ended trading 2,000 shares, with a loss of 7 cents to close at $5.55, Stationery and Office ended at $8.40, trading 10,000 shares and tTech finished with a loss of 5 cents at $5.80, as 3,227 shares changed hands.

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

 

Junior Market slips back on Tuesday

The Junior Market index of the Jamaica Stock Exchange dropped 19.89 points to 3,169.67 at the end of trading on Tuesday, as the prices of 7 securities rose, 9 declined and 11 remained unchanged.
Trading ended with 27 securities changing hands on Tuesday, compared to 21 securities changing hands on Monday, resulting in an exchange of 2,965,697 units valued at $11,127,007, compared to 3,820,986 units valued at $12,854,001, on Monday. Fontana continues to trade in large volumes and ending the day just under 2.1 million units.
Trading ended with an average of 109,841 units for an average of $412,111 in contrast to 181,952 units for an average of $612,095 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amount to 103,436 shares valued $371,012 and previously 99,833 shares valued at $347,894. In contrast, the average trade in January was 2,245,428 units with a value of $7,372,574 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 4 stocks ended with higher bids than their last selling prices and 3 closing with lower offers.
At the close of the day’s activities, Access Financial closed 1 cent higher at $47.01, with an exchange of 1,127 shares, AMG Packaging ended at $2.60, with 31,356 stock units changing hands, Blue Power concluded trading with 100 units with a rise of $1 to close at $6. CAC 2000 finished with a loss of $2.02 at $13, in trading 1,081 shares, Cargo Handlers settled 10 cents higher at $15, in exchanging 1,390 shares, Caribbean Cream ended trading 6,193 shares and rose 60 cents higher to $5.95, Caribbean Producers finished trading 203,515 units with a loss of 3 cents to close at $4.75. Derrimon Trading ended at $2.95, with an exchange of 27,046 shares, Elite Diagnostic finished trading 44,913 stock units at $3.10, Express Catering settled with a loss of 1 cent at $7.94, trading 12,850 units, Fontana closed trading at $3.50 with 2,096,413 shares changing hands. FosRich Group ended trading 35,854 shares, with a loss of 12 cents to end at $3.76, General Accident traded 183,534 shares at $4, GWest Corporation finished trading at $1.45, with 62,248 shares changing hands. Honey Bun closed with a loss of 15 cents at $3.75, with an exchange of 8,100 stock units, Indies Pharma closed at $3.05 trading 104,845 shares. Iron Rock ended 50 cents higher at $5, with 7,000 units trading, Jamaican Teas  exchanged 100 shares at $4, Knutsford Express finished trading of 40,878 shares at $12.70,  Lasco Distributors  closed 11 cents higher at $4, in trading 11,886 shares. Lasco Financial  ended 10 cents higher at $4.60, with 3,196 shares traded, Lasco Manufacturing concluded trading of 23,455 stock units, with a loss of 17 cents to end at $3.23, Main Event dropped 88 cents to close at $5.62, in exchanging 9,541 units. Paramount Trading ended trading with a loss of 15 cents at $2.05, with 27,433 shares and Stationery and Office traded 10,643 shares with a loss of 20 cents at $8.40. In the Junior Market preference segment, CAC 2000 closed trading at $1, with 1,000 shares changing hands.

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

 

Junior Market makes solid gain – Monday

The Junior Market index of the Jamaica Stock Exchange climbed by a strong 45.78 points to closed at 3,189.56 at the end of trading on Monday as the prices of 8 securities rose, 6 declined and 7 remained unchanged.
 Trading ended with 21 securities changing hands on Monday, compared to 27 securities changing hands on Friday, resulting in an exchange of 3,820,986 units valued at $12,854,001, compared to 970,997 units valued at $3,844,893, on Friday. Fontana recorded the leading trade with just under 2.8 million units valued $9.8 million.
Trading ended with an average of 181,952 units for an average of $612,095 in contrast to 35,963 units for an average of $142,403 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amount to 99,833 shares valued at $347,894, in contrast, the average trade in January was 2,245,428 units with a value of $7,372,574 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 4 stocks ended with higher bids than their last selling prices and 4 closing with lower offers.
At the close of the day’s activities, Access Financial closed $1.50 higher at $47, with 775 shares changing hands, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 5 cents at $2.60, in trading 70,065 stock units, Blue Power concluded trading of 4,000 units for a rise of 15 cents to $5. Cargo Handlers settled with a loss of 10 cents at $14.90, with an exchange of 28,817 shares, Caribbean Cream ended trading of 13,916 shares with a loss of 50 cents at $5.35, Consolidated Bakeries closed with a loss of 5 cents at $2.03, trading 270 shares, Derrimon Trading ended 35 cents higher at $2.95, with 44,470 shares changing hands. Elite Diagnostic  finished exchanging 44,371 stock units at $3.10, Express Catering settled 45 cents higher at $7.95, with 10,191 units changing hands. Fontana closed trading at $3.50 with 2,781,214 shares changing hands, General Accident  traded 18 cents higher at $4, with 8,050 shares changing hands, GWest Corporation  finished trading 48,353 shares with a loss of 5 cents at $1.45,  Honey Bun  closed at $3.90, with 8,672 stock units trading, Indies Pharma closed at $3.05 trading 20,959 shares. Jamaican Teas  finished trading 2,316 shares at $4. Knutsford Express finished trading 3,200 shares at $12.70,  Lasco Distributors  gained 9 cents to close at $3.89, trading 62,066 shares, Lasco Financial  ended with a loss of 10 cents at $4.50, with 84,924 shares changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing  concluded trading of 500 stock units and rose 12 cents to close at $3.40.  SSL Venture Capital rose 5 cents in exchanging 567,557 shares to close at $1.75 and  Stationery and Office  closed at $8.60, with 16,300 shares changing hands.

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

4% drop for Junior Market in January

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange lost 4 percent in value since the start of the year and would have suffered a greater loss had Fontana that was listed in the dying days of 2018 not added positively to the index.
The closed lower in trading on Thursday as the Junior Market Index declined by 10.08 points to close at 3,118.31 with an increased number of securities changing hands.
Trading ended with 28 securities changing hands, compared with 23 on Wednesday, leading to the prices of 12 securities rising, 10 declining and 6 remaining unchanged.
Market activity, resulted in an exchange of 12,627,615 units valued at $50,730,330, compared to 1,524,611 units valued at $4,663,116, trading on Wednesday.
Trading ended with an average of 450,986 units for an average of $1,811,797 in contrast to 66,287 units for an average of $202,744 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 2,245,428 units valued at $7,372,574 and previously 2,345,317 units valued at $7,695,606, In contrast, December ended with an average of 136,222 units at a value of $737,367 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks ended with higher bids than their last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.
At the close of the day’s activities, Access Financial closed with a loss of $2.50 at $45.50, trading 110,000 shares, AMG Packaging ended 6 cents higher at $2.46, with an exchange of 33,184 stock units, Blue Power concluded trading with 7,507 units and lost 15 cents to end at $4.85, CAC 2000 finished trading 100 shares at $15. Cargo Handlers lost 3 cents to close at $15, with 128,861 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cream ended trading of 14,700 shares with the price rising 55 cents to $5.85, Caribbean Flavours traded 5,620 stock units and rose $1 to end at $19, Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 19 cents at $2.60, with an exchange of 49,631 shares. Elite Diagnostic finished 5 cents higher at $3.05, with an exchange of 36,461 stock units. Everything Fresh traded 23,680 shares to close at $1.80, Express Catering settled 30 cents higher at $7.80, with 77,267 units changing hands, Fontana lost 4 cents to close at $3.45 with 9,633,854 shares changing hands and sucking out a great deal of the supply hanging over the market. FosRich Group ended trading of 14,920 shares and gained 19 cents to $3.95, General Accident traded 235,753 shares and gained 25 cents to close at $4, GWest Corporation finished trading 79,376 shares with a loss of 22 cents at $1.50. Honey Bun closed at $3.90, with 500 stock units changing hands, Indies Pharma rose 5 cents in ending at $3.05, with 346,285 units trading, Jamaican Teas finished 29 cents higher at $4, with an exchange of 3,000 shares, Jetcon Corporation  settled with a loss of 15 cents at $3.15, with 580,985 shares trading. Key Insurance  ended trading 5,590 stock units, with a loss of 10 cents, to end at $3,  Knutsford Express  finished trading of 6,706 shares, at $12.70,  Lasco Distributors  closed 15 cents higher at $3.80, exchanging 507,480 shares, Lasco Financial  ended at $4.50, with 20,544 shares. Lasco Manufacturing  concluded trading with a loss of 15 cents at $3.25, with an exchange of 273,968 stock units, Paramount Trading  ended trading of 244,690 shares, 11 cents higher at $2.20,  Stationery and Office  traded 20,881 shares with a loss of 40 cents to close at $8.60 and tTech gained 1 cent to end at $5, trading 118,072 units. In the junior market preference segment, Derrimon Trading ended at $2.10, with 48,000 stock units changing hands.

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

Junior Market index inched higher – Wednesday

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange made modest gains at the close of trading on Wednesday as the Junior Market Index rose 8.54 points to close at 3,128.39.
Trading ended with 23 securities changing hands, compared with 26 on Tuesday, leading to the prices of 8 securities rising, 10 declining and 5 remaining unchanged.
Market activity, resulted in an exchange of 1,524,611 units valued at $4,663,116, compared to 4,616,653 units valued at $17,157,641, trading on Tuesday.
Trading ended with an average of 66,287 units for an average of $202,744 in contrast to 177,564 units for an average of $659,909 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 2,345,317 units valued at $7,695,606 and previously 2,454,521 units valued at $7,723,173, In contrast, December ended with an average of 136,222 units at a value of $737,367 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 6 stocks ended with higher bids than their last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.
At the close of the day’s activities, Access Financial closed at $48, exchanging 155 shares, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 10 cents at $2.40, with 134,600 stock units changing hands, Blue Power concluded trading of 2,492 units, at $5, Caribbean Cream ended trading with 1,920 shares and losing of 50 cents to close at $5.30. Caribbean Flavours swapped 4,500 stock units with a loss of 1 cent to close at $18, Caribbean Producers finished trading 5,289 units, with a loss of 25 cents to end at $5, Consolidated Bakeries lost 15 cents to close at $1.90, trading 800 shares, Derrimon Trading ended 19 cents higher at $2.79, with an exchange of 121,138 shares. Elite Diagnostic finished exchanging 350 stock units at $3, Everything Fresh traded 99,303 shares to close at $1.80, Express Catering settled 10 cents higher at $7.50, in trading 22,325 units, Fontana rose 9 cents to close at $3.49 with 368,797 shares changing hands. FosRich Group ended trading of 10,461 shares, at $3.76, GWest Corporation finished trading 845 shares with a loss of 4 cents at $1.72, Honey Bun closed 15 cents higher at $3.90, with 33,133 stock units changing hands, Indies Pharma rose 5 cents in ending at $3, with 42,773 units changing hands. Jetcon Corporation  settled 20 cents higher at $3.30, with an exchange of 5,323 shares, Knutsford Express  finished trading 2,900 shares, and rose 70 cents higher to $12.70,  Lasco Distributors  closed with a loss of 8 cents at $3.65, with an exchange of 38,172 shares. Lasco Financial  ended with a loss of 10 cents at $4.50, while trading 232,583 shares, Lasco Manufacturing  concluded trading of 29,461 stock units 1 cent higher at $3.40,  SSL Venture Capital lost 25 cents in exchanging 367,161 shares to close at $1.70 and tTech finished trading with a loss of 1 cent at $4.99, with 130 stock units changing hands.

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