Sharp rise in Junior Market index

Junior Market activities ended on Monday with 26 securities changing hands, from 29 on Friday, resulting in an exchange of 883,148 units valued at $4,794,911 compared to 2,703,365 units valued at $18,646,706 on Friday.
At the close, the market index gained 37.52 points to close at 3,411.59, resulting from gains in 9 securities and declines in 11 while the prices of 7 remained unchanged and moving the market’s average PE to 12.6.
Trading ended with an average of 33,967 units for an average of $184,420 in contrast to 93,219 units for an average of $642,990 on Friday. In contrast, November closed with an average of 120,579 shares at $506,880 for each security exchanged
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator with 2 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial dropped $6.68 trading 10,522 units to finish at $30, Caribbean Flavours lost $2.26 to end at $15.64 with a mere 50 units crossing the market. Derrimon Trading gained just 3 cents to end at $2.62 with 149,264 stock units changing hands, Dolphin Cove closed with a rise of only 1 cent at $11.11, in swapping of 589 shares. Elite Diagnostic added 8 cents and exchanged 86,142 shares at $5.40, Express Catering dropped 38 cents after exchanging 43,365 shares at $6. Fontana closed trading of 16,028, units, but fell 30 cents to end at $7.50, GWest Corporation ended with 5,000 shares trading, after rising 6 cents to end at $1.06. Honey Bun closed 50 cents higher at $7.50, with 63,788 stock units crossing the exchange, Indies Pharma traded 5,536 shares and rose 25 cents and close at $3.35. ISP Finance traded 302 shares after falling 31 cents to end at $31.99, KLE Group gained 13 cents in trading of 200 units at $1.53, Lasco Distributors closed trading of 9,000 units and gained 40 cents to end at $3.90. Lasco Financial closed trading of 17,100 units and shed 9 cents to end at $4.41, Lasco Manufacturing exchanged 171,733 shares, after rising 17 cents to end at $5.22, Limners and Bards lost 5 cents and traded 7,500 shares at $2.95. Paramount Trading rose 2 cents in transferring 38,656 stock units at $1.98, Stationery and Office Supplies fell 5 cents in trading of 16,904 units at $11 and tTech exchanged 8,000 shares at $6 with the fall of 1 cent.

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

Junior Market activities rise

Junior Market activities ended on Friday with 29 securities changing hands, from 32 on Thursday, resulting in an exchange of 2,703,365 shares costing $18,646,706, compared to 9,668,717 units for $14,175,803 on Thursday.
At the close, the market index rose 18.14 points to 3,374.07, resulting from gains in 15 securities and declines in 7 while the prices of 7 remained unchanged and moving the market’s average PE to 14.8.
Trading ended with an average of 93,219 units for $642,990 for each stock traded, in contrast to 302,147 units, for an average of $442,994 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 120,579 shares at $506,880 and previously 121,954 shares at $524,208, for each security traded. In contrast, October closed with an average of 186,927 units valued at $788,734 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator with 10 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial lost 32 cents trading 43,201 units to finish at $36.68, CAC 2000 climbed $3 to settle at $13 with 100 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cream closed 33 cents higher at $4.40, with 1,000 stock units trading. Caribbean Flavours jumped $4.90 to end at $17.90 with 29,194 units crossing the market, Derrimon Trading gained just 1 cent to end at $2.65 with 64,246 stock units changing hands, Dolphin Cove closed with a loss of 10 cents at $11.10, in swapping of 9,300 shares. Elite Diagnostic climbed 2 cents and exchanged 4,500 shares at $5.32, Everything Fresh shed 15 cents in trading of 4,600 units at $1.10, Express Catering climbed 18 cents and exchanged 28,419 shares at $6.38. Fosrich closed 20 cents higher at $4.90, with 35,045 stock units trading, Fontana closed trading of 1,809,050 units and gained 60 cents to end at $7.80, General Accident lost 6 cents to end at $7.69, while trading 7,362 shares, GWest Corporation ended with 50,406 shares trading, after rising 3 cents to end at $1. Honey Bun closed 50 cents higher at $7, with 19,297 stock units crossing the exchange, Knutsford Express traded 57,500 units and gained 82 cents to end at $11. KLE Group fell 30 cents in trading of 25,000 units at a 52 weeks’ low of $1.40, Lasco Distributors closed trading of 161,966 units and gained 20 cents to end at $3.50. Lasco Financial closed trading of 49,351 units and gained 11 cents to end at $4.50, Lasco Manufacturing exchanged 18,705 shares, after rising 3 cents to end at $5.05, Limners and Bards climbed 18 cents and traded 29,455 shares at $3, Paramount Trading shed 4 cents in a transfer of 21,750 units at $1.96 and Stationery and Office Supplies fell 45 cents in trading of 4,921 units at $11.05.

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

Junior Market volume jumps sharply

Lasco Distributors traded 4 million shares on Friday

Trading activity on the Junior Market on Friday jumped sharply to 5,092,867 units valued at $20,132,259 on Friday as 26 securities changed hands, compared to 713,482 units valued at $2,556,745, from 28 companies on Thursday.
At the close, the market index rose by 14.52 points to close at 3,328.40. Trading resulted in 13 securities rising and 7 declining while the prices of 6 remained unchanged and the market’s PE stood at 14.4.
Trading ended with an average of 195,880 units for an average of $774,318 in contrast to 25,482 units for an average of $91,312 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 125,267 shares at $602,630 and previously 120,987 shares at $592,225, for each security traded. In contrast, October closed with an average of 186,927 units valued at $788,734 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator with 4 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial gained $2 to end at $31, in trading 6,070 shares, Blue Power closed 24 cents higher at $7.20, with an exchange of 1,350 stock units, Caribbean Cream ended with 3,000 shares crossing the exchange after rising 1 cent to end at $4.07. Caribbean Producers climbed 5 cents and exchanged 53,040 shares at $4.75, Consolidated Bakeries closed trading of 1,732 units and gained 29 cents to end at $1.79. Dolphin Cove dropped $1.50 to end at $9 in the swapping of 36,500 shares, Elite Diagnostic ended trading with 70,800 shares, after rising 14 cents to end at $4.99, Everything Fresh ended with 74,964 shares changing hands, after rising 1 cent to end at $1.05. Express Catering fell 5 cents to end at $6.10 with 13,467 stock units trading, Fontana closed 19 cents higher at $7.49, while 141,899 stock units changed hands, General Accident had 1,300 units crossing the exchange and gained 20 cents to end at $7.30, Honey Bun shed 5 cents in trading of 10,000 units at $6.45. Indies Pharma exchanged 19,802 units and gained 4 cents to end at $3.39, Iron Rock Insurance fell 2 cents in trading of 128,140 units at $3.48, Jamaican Teas declined by 7 cents with an exchange of 183,943 units to close at $6.23, Lasco Distributors lost 2 cents to settle at $3.89 while trading 4,004,247 shares. Lasco Manufacturing ended with a loss of 1 cent at $5.19 with 59,007 stock units changing hands, Medical Disposables closed 70 cents higher at $7.45, in trading 1,000 stock units, Stationery and Office Supplies traded 2,000 stock units and gained 6 cents to end at $11.06 and SSL Venture climbed 20 cents and exchanged 23,600 shares at $1.50.

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

Junior Market trading drops

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Consolidated Bakeries (Purity) traded at a 52 weeks’ low on Wednesday.

Trading activity on the Junior Market on Wednesday declined sharply to just 1,131,976 units valued at $4,612,663, compared to 12,854,412 units amounting to $57,700,892 on Tuesday as 31 securities changed hands, down from 29 on Tuesday.
At the close, the market index rose 5.29 points to close at 3,313.68. At the close on Tuesday, the JSE had the market closing at 3,349.46 points, but it was revised down to 3,308.68. Trading resulted in just 6 securities rising and 12 declining while the prices of 13 remained unchanged and the market’s PE stood at 14.2.
Trading ended with an average of 36,515 units at $148,796 for each security traded, in contrast to 443,256 units for an average of $1,989,686 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 182,254 shares at $627,201 and previously 135,292 shares at $667,284, for each security traded. In contrast, October closed with an average of 186,927 units valued at $788,734 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator with 9 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging dipped 17 cents in trading of 55,892 units at $1.90, Blue Power lost 2 cents in exchanging of 1,800 stock units at $6.98, Consolidated Bakeries declined by 10 cents in trading of 51,953 units to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $1.50. Derrimon Trading ended with 126,975 shares crossing the exchange, after rising 3 cents to end at $2.60, Elite Diagnostic close with a loss of 26 cents at $4.99, in swapping 56,515 stock units, Everything Fresh climbed 6 cents and exchanged 36,968 shares at $1.08. Express Catering closed with a loss of 30 cents at $6, after swapping of 12,500 shares, Fontana ended with a loss of 1 cent at $6.99 with 111,225 stock units changing hands, Fosrich climbed 1 cent and exchanged 34,329 shares at $4.76, General Accident dropped $1.59 in trading 6,500 shares to close at $6.41. iCreate climbed 1 cent and exchanged 110,353 shares at 61 cents, Jamaican Teas exchanged 26,121 units and declined 35 cents to settle at $5.95, Jetcon Corporation closed trading of 6,200 units and gained 15 cents to end at $1.95, KLE Group ended with a loss of 1 cent at $1.75 with 4,000 stock units changing hands. Lasco Distributors traded 15,626 stock units and declined by 30 cents to settle at $3.60, Lasco Financial ended market activity exchanging 64,860 shares to close at $4 after falling 18 cents, Lasco Manufacturing lost 3 cents in trading of 25,880 units at $5.22 and Main Event climbed 15 cents and exchanged 42,877 shares at $6.05.

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

Sharp rise in Junior Market trading

Trading on the Junior Market surged on Tuesday with an exchange of 12,854,412 units amounting to $57,700,892, compared to 1,518,746 units valued $8,756,192 on Monday as 29 securities changed hands, down from 34 on Monday.
At the close, the market index rose 14.97 points to close at 3,308.39 after pushing the prices of 10 securities lower and 8 higher while leaving the prices of 11 unchanged and the market’s PE at 13.8.
Trading ended with an average of 443,256 units for an average of $1,989,686 in contrast to 44,669 units for an average of $257,535 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 135,292 shares at $667,284 and previously 109,101 shares at $554,821, for each security traded. In contrast, October closed with an average of 186,927 units valued at $788,734 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator with 2 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial ended with a loss of $1 cent and ended at a 52 weeks’ low of $29 with 13,900 stock units changing hands, AMG Packaging climbed 17 cents and exchanged 365,511 shares at $2.07, Blue Power closed trading of 14,431 units and gained 19 cents to end at $7. Caribbean Flavours ended with a loss of 1 cent at $12.30 with 10,387 stock units changing hands, Consolidated Bakeries shed 20 cents in trading of 3,500 units at $1.60, Dolphin Cove lost 40 cents in exchanging 100 shares to close at $10.50. Elite Diagnostic lost 25 cents as 369,485 units crossing the exchange at $5.25, Everything Fresh closed with a loss of 8 cents at $1.02, in the swapping of 208,000 shares, Express Catering traded 131,780 shares, after rising 30 cents to end at $6.30, Fosrich ended with 7,492 shares changing hands, after rising 5 cents to end at $4.75. Fontana closed 16 cents higher at $7, with 137,572 stock units trading, General Accident climbed $1.50 to end at $8 with an exchange of 46,000 stock units, GWest Corporation closed with a loss of 3 cents at 95 cents, in swapping of 4,342 shares, iCreate fell 9 cents in trading of 28,984 units at 60 cents. Jetcon Corporation lost 13 cents with a transfer of just 11,000 shares to close at $1.80, Lasco Distributors climbed 57 cents and inn exchanging 7,112,148 shares at $3.90, Lasco Financial shed 12 cents in trading of 27,655 units at $4.18, Lasco Manufacturing closed trading of 312,553 units and gained 20 cents to end at $5.25.

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

Junior Market in deep dive

Investors drove the Junior Market Index down 67.60 points to close at 3,293.42 on Monday after pushing the prices of 20 securities lower and just 4 higher while leaving the prices of 10 unchanged and the market’s PE at 14.3.
The decline is consistent with the market movement in the past with the advent of new initial public offerings on the market as investors seek funds to buy into them. Currently, there are five offerings to sell shares in the market.
The number of securities changing hands rose to 34 from 30 on Friday, resulting in an exchange of 1,518,746 units valued $8,756,192, compared to 5,647,257 units amounting to $26,657,444 on Friday.
Trading ended with an average of 44,669 units for an average of $257,535 in contrast to 188,242 units for an average of $888,581 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 109,101 shares at $554,821 and previously 116,237 units at $587,745, for each security traded. In contrast, October closed with an average of 186,927 units valued at $788,734 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator with 3 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial ended with a loss of $1 and ended at a 52 weeks’ low of $30 with 10,900 stock units changing hands, AMG Packaging fell 10 cents in trading of 3,780 units at $1.90, Blue Power swapped 3,780 shares and declined 59 cents to settle at $6.81. Caribbean Flavours shed 9 cents in trading of 8,000 units at $12.31. Cargo Handlers ended market activity exchanging 6,007 shares to close at $10.05 after falling 45 cents. Caribbean Producers lost 5 cents in trading 57,760 shares to close at $4.70, Derrimon Trading closed 2 cents higher at $2.57, with 77,361 stock units trading, Everything Fresh added 8 cents and exchanged 114,425 shares at $1.10, Express Catering shed 30 cents in trading of 11,734 units at $6. Fontana exchanged 294,026 and declined by 16 cents to settle at $6.84, General Accident dropped $1.50 in trading 68,119 shares to close at $6.50, GWest Corporation dipped 2 cents with 2,942 units changing hands at 98 cents, Honey Bun closed with a loss of 50 cents at $6.50, in swapping of 4,213 shares. iCreate ended trading with 14,000 shares, after rising 1 cent to end at 69 cents, Iron Rock Insurance fell 10 cents in trading of 40,000 units at $3.50, ISP Finance ended market activity exchanging 360 shares to close at $32.90 after falling 9 cents. Jetcon Corporation shed 6 cents trading 18,227 units at $1.93, Lasco Distributors declined 28 cents with 19,163 units crossing the exchange at $3.33, Lasco Financial ended market activity exchanging 67,025 shares to close at $4.30 after falling 15 cents. Lasco Manufacturing lost 15 cents in trading 36,574 shares to close at $5.05, Main Event closed trading of 6,189 units and gained 26 cents to end at $5.90. Medical Disposables ended market activity exchanging 25,000 shares to close at $6.75 after falling 25 cents, Paramount Trading shed 2 cents in trading of 1,000 units at $1.85 and Stationery and Office Supplies lost 20 cents in trading of 113,564 units to close at $11.

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

Big drop for Junior Market – Thursday

Junior Market Index dropped 38.60 points to close at 3,360.30 at the close of trading on Thursday with the prices of 7 securities rising, 13 declining and 8 remaining unchanged.
Similar to Wednesday, investors traded in 28 securities on Thursday, resulting in an exchange of 3,576,032 units valued at $15,984,300 compared to 4,967,518 units valued at $25,373,913 on Wednesday.
Trading ended with an average of 127,715 units for an average of $570,868 in contrast to 177,411 units for an average of $906,211 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 108,439 shares at $555,164 and previously 97,258 shares at $528,565, for each security traded. In contrast, October closed with an average of 186,927 units valued at $788,734 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator with 2 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial lost 40 cents to settle at $31.60 with 3,903 shares changing hands, AMG Packaging climbed 10 cents and exchanged 233,120 stock units at $2, Blue Power declined by 90 cents in trading 48,548 units at $7. CAC 2000 transferred 1,000 stock units and dropped $1.50 to settle at $11. Caribbean Cream inched just 1 cent higher in exchanging 257,455 shares at $4.06, Dolphin Cove ended market activity in transferring 500 shares to close at $11 after falling 75 cents. Elite Diagnostic closed 20 cents higher at $5.70, with 425,228 stock units trading, Everything Fresh ended with 50,944 shares changing hands, after rising 9 cents to end at $1.23. Express Catering lost 40 cents in trading 69,050 stock units to close at $6.30. Fontana lost 25 cents to close at $7.20 with investors switching ownership of 201,386 units, General Accident dipped 5 cents with 25,900 units changing hands at $7.80. Indies Pharma lost by 6 cents in trading 847,485 units at $3.06, Jamaican Teas ended market activity in exchanging 344,273 shares to close at $5.93 after falling 27 cents, Jetcon Corporation traded 25,300 shares, after rising 19 cents to end at $1.99, Lasco Distributors dipped 10 cents with 77,810 units crossing the exchange at $3.30. Lasco Financial shed 84 cents in trading 112,401 units at $4.45, following the release of the second-quarter results with a loss of $16 million in the quarter after making a loan loss provision of $180 million in the quarter, Limners and Bards fell 6 cents in trading 200,891 units at $2.88. Medical Disposables declined 30 cents to settle at $6.70. Paramount Trading climbed 15 cents and exchanged 10,694 shares at $2 and Stationery and Office Supplies ended trading 84,263 stock units after rising 17 cents to close at $11.20.

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

Junior Market trading drops 82% – Tuesday

Investors pushed trading sharply lower by 82 percent on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Tuesday with an exchange of 1,312,567 units valued at $6,552,084, compared to 7,175,205 units for $36,704,045 on Monday, leading to slippage in the market index.
The market ended on with 29 securities trading, versus 28 changing hands on Monday, resulting in the prices of 8 securities advancing, 9 declining and 12 remaining unchanged with the Junior Market Index declined by 23.21 points to close at 3,384.85. The market closed with negative sentiments for the second day, as shown by the IC bid-offer Indicator as the market approaches resistance above the current level.
Trading ended with an average of 45,261 units for $225,934 each security traded in contrast to 256,257 units for an average of $1,310,859 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 97,258 shares at $528,565 and previously 105,112 shares at $574,274, for each security traded. In contrast, October closed with an average of 186,927 units valued at $788,734 for each security.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading was heavily weighted to a decline in the market on Tuesday with just 3 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 9 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Blue Power lost 5 cents in trading of 2,500 units at $7.95, Caribbean Cream gained 15 cents to end at $4.05, with 117,444 stock units trading, Everything Fresh lost 2 cents exchanging 23,310 units at $1.15, Express Catering lost 10 cents with 61,893 shares crossing the market to close at $6.40. Fosrich dipped 10 cents in trading 19,574 units at $4.70, General Accident shed 15 cents in swapping of 31,696 units at $7.85, GWest Corporation lost 26 cents in trading 23,000 shares to close at 0.80 cents, iCreate ended with a loss of 1 cent at 0.69 with 51,306 stock units changing hands. Indies Pharma closed 6 cents higher at $3.10, in trading 20,000 shares, Iron Rock Insurance exchanged 540 units and gained 9 cents to end at $3.70, ISP Finance climbed to an all-time high of $33 after jumping $6 with 6,667 shares changing hands. Jetcon Corporation exchanged 200 shares and gained 3 cents to end at $1.80, Knutsford Express traded 2,600 shares, after rising 20 cents to end at $10.85, Lasco Distributors closed 28 cents higher at $3.58, with 261,904 stock units changing hands, Lasco Financial fell 10 cents in trading 1,195 units at $5. Main Event fell 75 cents and exchanged 6,718 shares to close at $ 5.35, Medical Disposables lost 95 cents in trading 2,000 stock units to close at $7. Paramount Trading dropped 25 cents in swapping 21,000 units at $1.85 and Stationery and Office Supplies rose 18 cents to close at $12.50, with 50,100 stock units crossing the exchange.

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

Sharp jump in Junior Market trading – Monday

Investors pushed trading sharply higher by more than 500 percent on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Monday with an exchange of 7,175,205 units valued at $36,704,045, compared to 1,150,661 units valued at $4,145,571 on Friday but with a modest rise in the market index.
The market ended on Monday with 28 securities trading, up from 25 changing hands on Friday, resulting in the prices of 14 securities advancing, 9 declining and 5 remaining unchanged with the Junior Market Index rising 3.79 points to close at 3,408.06. The market closed with negative sentiments, as shown by the IC bid-offer Indicator as the market approaches resistance above the current level.
Trading ended with an average of 256,257 units at $1,310,859 for each in contrast to 46,026 units for an average of $165,823 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 105,112 shares at $574,274 and previously 79,306 shares at $448,516, for each security traded. In contrast, October closed with an average of 186,927 units valued at $788,734 for each security changing hands.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading was heavily weighted to a decline in the market on Tuesday with just 2 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 9 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial fell 50 cents in trading of 5,304 units to end at a 52 weeks’ low of $31.50, Caribbean Cream exchanged 4,100 units and gained 10 cents to end at $3.90, Caribbean Producers climbed 29 cents in trading 1,500 shares at $4.80. Consolidated Bakeries closed 6 cents higher at $1.80, with 2,650 stock units trading, Dolphin Cove closed with 3,273 units crossing the exchange and gained 50 cents to end at $10.50, Elite Diagnostic lost 28 cents in trading 11,882 units at $5.50, Everything Fresh lost 8 cents to end at $1.17, after swapping of 229 shares. Express Catering traded 43,421 shares, after rising 30 cents to end at $6.50, Fosrich closed with a rise of 10 cents at $4.80, with 82,811 stock units crossing the exchnage, Fontana closed 22 cents higher at $7.45, with 67,745 stock units changing hands, General Accident ended market activity exchanging 7,220 shares to close at $8 after falling 15 cents. GWest Corporation lost 8 cents trading 1,918 shares to close at $1.06, Honey Bun closed 29 cents higher at $6.59, with an exchange of 10,591 stock units, iCreate climbed 5 cents and exchanged 36,748 shares at 70 cents, Indies Pharma ended with a loss of 1 cent at 3.04 with 33,494 stock units changing hands. Jamaican Teas lost 2 cents in trading 18,539 units at $6.22, Jetcon Corporation closed with a loss of 3 cents at $1.77, in swapping 24,466 shares, Knutsford Express ended trading with 200 shares, after rising 5 cents to end at $10.65. Lasco Manufacturing lost 15 cents in exchanging 6,429,477 shares to close at $5.20, Main Event climbed 99 cents and exchanged 100,000 shares at $6.10. Medical Disposables ended with 7,600 shares crossing the market, after rising 95 cents to end at $7.95, Limners and Bards rose 24 cents to close at $2.98, with the trading of 78,399 stock units and Stationery and Office Supplies closed with an exhnage of 2,000 units and gained 2 cents to end at $12.32.

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

Junior Market trading drops over 80%

Caribbean Cream closed at 52 weeks’ low of. $3.80

Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market fell over 80 percent from Friday’s levels on Monday with 965,495 units valued at $4,089,873 changing hands, compared to 5,230,729 units valued at $27,124,560 on Friday.
The Market Index rose 1.09 points to end at 3,414.19 as 26 securities changed hands compared to 26 on Friday. Market activities resulted in the price of 4 securities rising, 10 declining and 12 remaining unchanged.
Trading ended with an average of just 37,134 units for an average of $157,303 in contrast to 201,182 units for an average of $1,043,252 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 119,158 units valued at $600,278 for each security traded. In contrast, October closed with an average of 186,927 units valued at $788,734 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 7 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 6 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Blue Power traded 2,026 shares, after rising 10 cents to end at $6.90, Caribbean Cream declined 45 cents in trading of 11,676 units to end at 52 weeks’ low of $3.80, Express Catering dipped 19 cents in trading of 5,481 units at $6.01, Everything Fresh climbed 2 cents and exchanged 18,879 shares at $1.20. Elite Diagnostic closed 30 cents higher at $5.80, with 18,830 stock units trading, General Accident closed with a loss of 9 cents at $8.15, in swapping 12,293 shares, GWest Corporation ended with a loss of 1 cent at 1.11 with 3,590 stock units changing hands. Honey Bun lost 10 cents in trading 4,030 units at $6.50, Jamaican Teas slipped 5 cents in trading 10,030 units at $6, Knutsford Express dipped 45 cents in trading of 3,468 units at $10.40. Lasco Financial declined by 10 cents trading 151,300 shares to settle at $5.10, Lasco Manufacturing closed 25 cents higher at $5.50, with 74,346 stock units trading, Limners and Bards shed 28 cents in trading of 116,064 units at $2.72 and SSL Venture ended with a loss of 1 cent at 1.59 with 66,344 stock units changing hands.

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