Junior Market trading climbs – Wednesday

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed with volume rising 85 percent and value increasing 104 percent over Tuesday’s levels, but the market index lost 13.59 points to 2,953.24, down 9 percent for 2019 so far.
Trading resulted in an exchange of 2,931,075 units valued at $10,007,520 compared to 1,586,013 units at $4,904,015 on Tuesday. Investors exchanged 24 pushed securities down from 21 on Monday with prices of 8 rising 11 falling while 5 remained unchanged.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 6 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
Trading ended with an average of 122,128 units for an average of $416,980 in contrast to 75,524 units for an average of $233,524 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 100,529 valued $356,911 and previously 98,795 valued $352,089 for each security traded. In contrast, March closed with an average of 195,942 shares valued at $777,498 for each security traded.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 11 cents at $2.12, with 2,713 stock units changing hands, Caribbean Cream ended trading 11,800 shares with a loss of 21 cents at $5.28, Caribbean Producers finished with a loss of 2 cents at $4.60, trading 28,000 units. Consolidated Bakeries closed with a loss of 15 cents at $1.80, with the trading of 14,500 shares, Derrimon Trading ended at $2.75, with 122,000 shares crossing the exchange, Elite Diagnostic settled with a loss of 7 cents at $2.90, with an exchange of 14,865 units, Express Catering ended trading of 6,900 shares and rose 16 cents to close at $7.22. FosRich Group closed 35 cents higher at $4.50, with 118,730 shares trading, Fontana finished trading 298,868 shares and rose 20 cents to $4. GWest Corporation ended with 174 units crossing the exchange with a loss of 2 cents at $1.31, Honey Bun concluded trading 35 cents higher at $4.05, with 105,198 shares, iCreate closed at 85 cents, with an exchange of 111,400 shares, Indies Pharma closed at $3.05, with 340,930 shares changing hands. Iron Rock  settled with a loss of 5 cents at $3.45, with 1,500,000 shares. Jamaican Teas  traded 55 cents higher at $4.10, with 8,500 units, Jetcon Corporation  finished trading at $2.35, with 11,206 shares, Knutsford Express  concluded trading with a loss of 30 cents at $12, with 7,025 stock units, Lasco Distributors finished with a loss of 5 cents at $3.70, with 22,724 units changing hands. Lasco Financial  settled with an exchange of 3,295 shares and lost 24 cents at $4.16,  Lasco Manufacturing  ended trading 101,962 shares and closed 1 cent higher at $3.21,  Paramount Trading  closed 34 cents higher at $2.49, with 25,000 units changing hands. SSL Venture Capital  ended 5 cents higher at $1.60, with an exchange of 5,100 shares and tTech settled with a loss of 30 cents at $5, with 64,585 stock units changing hands. In the junior market preference segment, CAC 2000 9% closed at $1.15, trading 5,600 shares.

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

Junior Market falls over 8% for year – Friday

Junior Market stock trading.

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange declined on Friday, pulling the market down by 93.35 points for the week, with the index fallen by 8.3 percent for the year to date.
Investors exchanged 27 pushed securities down from 26 on Thursday and pushed prices of 12 down while moving 8 higher and left 6 unchanged, leading to the market index to decline 26.20 points to close at 2,977.71.
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 3 with lower offers.
Trading resulted in an exchange of 2,329,925 units valued at $9,758,045, compared to 1,300,783 units valued at $4,737,252, changing hands on Thursday. Trading ended with an average of 86,294 units for an average of $361,409 in contrast to 86,294 units for an average of $361,409 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 105,772 valued at $381,706 and previously 108,069 valued at $384,099 for each security traded. In contrast, March closed with an average of 195,942 shares valued at $777,498 for each security traded.At the close of the market,  Access Financial  closed at $45.50, with an exchange of 15,421 shares, AMG Packaging traded 13,660 stock units to end at $2.23, Caribbean Cream ended trading of 10,900 shares at $5.28, Caribbean Flavours lost 80 cents to close at $16, with 38,000 stock units changing hands. Caribbean Producers traded 29,825 units with a loss of 40 cents to end at $4.20, Derrimon Trading ended 3 cents higher at $2.75, with 129,215 shares crossing the exchange, Dolphin Cove concluded trading with 34,346 shares at $12.50, Everything Fresh finished 9 cents higher at $1.49, in an exchange of 500 stock units. Elite Diagnostic settled 11 cents higher at $2.96, trading 214,512 units, Express Catering ended trading with 87,172 shares and rose 80 cents to $7.80, FosRich Group closed at $3.90, with the swapping of 17,996 shares, Fontana lost 9 cents to end at $3.81, with 162,711 shares changing hands. General Accident closed with a loss of 55 cents at $3.95, with an exchange of 1,500 stock units. GWest Corporation ended with a loss of 5 cents at $1.30, with 25,082 units traded, Indies Pharma finished exchanging 1,128,131 shares and lost loss of 1 cent to close at $3.02, Jamaican Teas lost 5 cents to close at $4.05, with 12,257 units changing hands, Jetcon Corporation finished trading 2,000 shares and closed 8 cents higher at $2.53. Knutsford Express ended trading with 25,800 stock units to close 40 cents higher at $12.30, Lasco Distributors finished with a loss of 2 cents at $3.70, with an exchange of 55,200 units, Lasco Financial  settled with a loss of 6 cents at $4.34, with the trading of 13,647 shares, Lasco Manufacturing  ended trading with 148,000 shares at $3.21. Main Event  exchanged with 11,398 shares  and gained 35 cents in closing at $5.25, Medical Disposables  finished trading 10,477 stock units with a loss of $1.50 to $6.50, Paramount Trading   closed with a loss of 35 cents at $2.15, in exchanging 30,000 units, SSL Venture Capital  ended with a loss of 10 cents at $1.55, with the trading of 9,709 shares and Stationery and Office concluded trading with 102,096 shares and rose 1 cent to end at $6.76,. In the junior market preference segment, CAC 2000 closed at $1.15, with 370 shares passing through the market

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

Junior Market inched higher – Thursday

iCreate hits a low of 80 cents on Thursday.

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange inched modestly higher on Thursday, following two days of above normal levels of decline.  
Investors exchanged 26 pushed securities down from 29 on Wednesday and pushed prices of 10 down while moving 6 higher and left 10 unchanged, leading to the market index gaining 9.97 points to close at 3,003.91, down 7.5 percent for the year to date.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 6 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
Trading resulted in an exchange of 1,300,783 units valued at $4,737,252, compared to 4,599,999 units valued $17,666,220 changing hands on Wednesday. Trading ended with an average of 50,030 units for an average of $182,202 in contrast to 158,621 units for an average of $609,180 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 108,069 valued at $384,099 and previously 115,502 valued at $409,958 for each security traded. In contrast, March closed with an average of 195,942 shares valued at $777,498 for each security traded. At the close of the market,  Access Financial  closed at $45.50, with an exchange of 3,000 shares, Blue Power concluded trading with 433 units at $4.50, Cargo Handlers gained 5 cents to at $11, with 3,500 shares passing through the market, Caribbean Cream ended trading of 13,917 shares and lost 2 cents to close at $5.28. Caribbean Flavours traded 11,600 stock units at $16.80, Caribbean Producers finished trading with 34,150 units, and fell 10 cents to $4.60, Derrimon Trading ended 22 cents higher at $2.72, with 3,500 shares clearing the exchange, Everything Fresh finished at $1.40, trading 55,899 stock units, Elite Diagnostic settled with a loss of 5 cents at $2.85, with 138,334 units changing hands. Express Catering ended trading with 3,162 shares, after falling 50 cents to close at $7, FosRich Group exchanged 6,585 shares, with a loss of 10 cents at $3.90, Fontana finished trading 139,911 shares, with a loss of 10 cents at $3.90, General Accident closed 50 cents higher at $4.50, with an exchange of 64,523 stock units. GWest Corporation ended at $1.35, with 50,700 units changing hands, Honey Bun concluded trading of 102,733 shares, at $3.70,  iCreate lost 18 cents to close at an all-time low of 80 cents, with an exchange of 51,586 shares, Indies Pharma finished at $3.03, trading 144,477 shares, Jamaican Teas traded with 55,972 units and rose 40 cents to close at $4.10. Jetcon Corporation  finished trading of 41,176 shares, with a loss of 5 cents to close at $2.45,  Knutsford Express traded 5,094 stock units at $11.90,  Lasco Distributors  finished 2 cents higher at $3.72, with 39,800 units clearing the exchange, Lasco Financial settled 30 cents higher at $4.40, with 79,321 shares changing hands. Lasco Manufacturing ended trading 203,560 shares at $3.21, Main Event fell 51 cents to close at $4.90, with 7,139 shares changing hands, Stationery and Office concluded trading of 38,511 shares at $6.75 and tTech settled with a loss of 20 cents at $5.30, in trading 2,200 stock units.

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

Trading climbs on Junior Market – Wednesday

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The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange declined further on Wednesday, following Tuesday’s big fall but with a more balanced advance decline ratio, with 158 percent greater volume and at 209 percent more value.
Investors exchanged 29  securities, up from 25 on Tuesday, but pushed down prices of 10 while moving 9 higher and left 10 unchanged, leading to the market index dropping 30.97 points to close at 2,993.94, down 7.8 percent for the year to date.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 3 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
Trading resulted in an exchange of 4,599,999 units valued at $17,666,220 or 209 percent greater than $5,720,615 on Tuesday from 1,785,030 units changing hands. Trading ended with an average of 158,621 units for an average of $609,180 in contrast to 71,401 units for an average of $228,825 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 115,502 valued at $409,958 and previously 108,316 valued at $376,754 for each security traded. In contrast, March closed with an average of 195,942 shares valued at $777,498 for each security traded.
At the close of the market, Access Financial exchanged 27,372 shares at $45.50, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 7 cents at $2.23, with 40,500 stock units changing hands, Blue Power concluded trading with 100 units at $4.50, Caribbean Cream ended with a loss of 20 cents at $5.30, with an exchange of 17,000 shares. Caribbean Flavours lost 15 cents to close at $16.80, with 117 stock units crossing the exchange, Caribbean Producers finished trading 10,950 units, 10 cents higher at $4.70, Derrimon Trading gained 10 cents to end at $2.50, while 94,050 shares were exchanged. Everything Fresh finished with a loss of 1 cent at $1.40, with 65,492 stock units changing hands, Elite Diagnostic lost 1 cent to end at $2.90, with 19,661 units trading, Express Catering ended trading 174,327 shares, with a loss of 40 cents at $7.50, FosRich Group traded 21,204 shares with a loss of 30 cents in closing at $4. Fontana finished 20 cents higher at $4, trading 223,817 shares, General Accident closed with a loss of 20 cents at $4, with 50,300 stock units changing hands, GWest Corporation ended 5 cents higher at $1.35, with 25,000 units crossing the exchange, Honey Bun concluded trading of 5,100 shares, with a loss of 10 cents at $3.70. iCreate closed at 98 cents, with an exchange of 5,500 shares, Indies Pharma  finished at $3.03, in exchanging of 1,754,506 shares, Jamaican Teas traded 500 units 20 cents higher, at $3.70,  Jetcon Corporation  ended trading of 40,424 shares at $2.50, Key Insurance closed 5 cents higher at $3.05, with 13,000 shares crossing the exchange. KLE Group ended 5 cents higher at $2.70, with an exchange of 417 shares, Knutsford Express  concluded trading with 11,842 stock units at $11.90,  Lasco Distributors  closed at $3.70, as 1,480,615 units changed hands, Lasco Financial  settled with a loss of 40 cents at $4.10, as 26,130 shares traded. Lasco Manufacturing ended trading of 316,736 shares, at $3.21, Main Event traded 57,209 shares, 1 cent higher to end at $5.41, SSL Venture Capital rose 5 cents higher to $1.65, trading 11,530 shares and Stationery and Office concluded trading at $6.75, with 100,200 shares passing through the exchnage. In the junior market preference segment, CAC 2000 closed at $1.15, with 6,400 shares changing hands.

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

Sea of red covers Junior Market – Tuesday

A sea of red covered the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Tuesday as investors pushed down prices 16 securities with just 1 rising out of 25 trading, leading to the market index dropping a sharp 66.35 points, to 3,024.91.
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 6 with lower offers, an indication that falling prices are likely to dominate again on Wednesday.
The market appears to have reacted efforts by investors to raise funds to go into the Wigton Windfarm share offer, but they realized far less money than they did on Monday.
Trading volume fell from Monday’s level on resulting in an exchange of 1,785,030 units valued $5,720,615 compared to 3,199,174 units valued at $8,299,261 23 securities changing hands on Monday. Trading ended with an average of 71,401 units for an average of $228,825 in contrast to 139,095 units for an average of $360,837 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 108,316 valued at $376,754 and previously 114,510 valued at $401,574 for each security traded. In contrast, March closed with an average of 195,942 shares valued at $777,498 for each security traded.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended at $2.30, in trading 156,198 stock units, Cargo Handlers settled at $10.95, with 319 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cream traded 799 shares with a loss of 20 cents to close at $5.50, Caribbean Producers lost 26 cents in closing at $4.60, with an exchange of 42,749 units. Derrimon Trading fell 30 cents to close at $2.40, while trading 38,500 shares, Dolphin Cove concluded trading of 1,000 shares at $12.50, Everything Fresh finished at $1.41, with 163,500 stock units changing hands, Elite Diagnostic settled with a loss of 19 cents at $2.91, with 63,330 units. Express Catering traded 15,617 shares with a loss of 9 cents to end at $7.90. FosRich Group exchanged with 3,958 shares at $4.30, Fontana fell 15 cents to $3.80, with an exchange of 570,776 shares, General Accident closed with a loss of 10 cents at $4.20, in the trading of 11,056 stock units, GWest Corporation ended at $1.30, with 50,901 units changing hands. Honey Bun concluded trading of 15,700 shares after losing of 20 cents to close at $3.80, iCreate lost 2 cents and closed at 98 cents, with an exchange of 118,694 shares, Indies Pharma finished with a loss of 2 cents at $3.03, with an exchange of 159,425 share. Iron Rock lost 9 cents in closing at $3.90, with 24,300 shares changing hands, Jamaican Teas  traded 62,261 units with a loss of 3 cents in ending at $3.50, Jetcon Corporation  finished trading 33,100 shares for a rise of 19 cents to close at $2.50,  Knutsford Express  lost $1.09 to close at $11.90, with an exchange of 6,786 stock units. Lasco Distributors  finished with a loss of 1 cent at $3.70, with 35,500 units changing hands, Lasco Financial  settled with a loss of 49 cents at $4.50, exchanging 58,797 shares, Lasco Manufacturing  ended trading of 115,642 shares, after falling 27 cents to close at $3.21, Main Event traded at $5.40, with 7,622 shares passing through the market and Stationery and Office concluded trading of 28,500 shares at $6.75.

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

Increased trading on Junior Market – Friday

Derrimon Trading exchanged 2.5m shares on Friday.

Trading rose 134 percent on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Friday, resulting in an exchange of 3,096,487 units valued at $9,592,204, 78 percent higher than the $5,378,634 expended on 1,321,507 shares traded on Thursday.  
The increased market activity failed to move the index up. At the close, the index dropped 35.46 points to 3,071.06 as 24 securities changed hands with prices of 5 rising, 13 declining and 6 remaining unchanged, compared with 25 securities changing hands previously.
Trading ended with an average of 129,020 units for an average of $399,675 in contrast to 52,860 units for an average of $215,145 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 110,022 valued at $409,011 and previously 105,552 valued at $411,207 for each security traded. In contrast, March closed with an average of 195,942 shares valued at $777,498 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 4 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended at $2.20, with 12,842 stock units changing hands, Blue Power concluded trading with 500 units at $4.50, Cargo Handlers settled at $11, with an exchange of 100 shares, Caribbean Cream ended trading with a loss of 4 cents at $5.50, with 3,782 shares traded. Caribbean Flavours traded 102,200 stock units with a loss of 15 cents, in closing at $16.95, Caribbean Producers closed with 4,100 units changing hands, after falling 4 cents to end at $4.95, Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 10 cents at $2.50, with an exchange of 2,510,989 shares. Dolphin Cove concluded trading of 750 shares, with a rise of 1 cent to $14, Everything Fresh finished with a loss of 4 cents at $1.41, with 48,000 stock units changing hands, Express Catering ended trading of 3,100 shares with a loss of 24 cents to end at $7.51, FosRich Group exchanged 4,462 shares and rose 40 cents to $4.30.  Fontana  finished trading 91,304 shares and fell 1 cent to $3.99,  General Accident  closed with a loss of 25 cents at $4.25, in exchanging 20,000 stock units, GWest Corporation  ended at $1.50, with 7,000 units trading. Honey Bun  concluded trading of 2,055 shares with a loss of 18 cents in closing at $4, iCreate added 1 cent and closed at $1.01, with an exchange of 100,791 shares, Indies Pharma finished 1 cent higher at $3.06, with an exchange 979 shares, Jamaican Teas traded with a loss of 90 cents at a 52 weeks’ low of $3.20, in swapping 61,000 units. Jetcon Corporation finished trading 26,470 shares, with a loss of 59 cents to close at $2.31, Knutsford Express concluded trading 18,881 stock units with a loss of 89 cents to $12.99, Lasco Distributors finished with a loss of 10 cents at $3.70, with an exchange 68,485 units. Lasco Manufacturing ended trading with 4,597 shares with a loss of 10 cents at $3.45, Medical Disposables traded 100 stock units at $8 and Stationery and Office concluded trading of 4,000 shares at $6.75.

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

Junior Market lost 5% in Q1

The Junior market is down 4.8% for 2019 but the chart is flashing some positives.

The Junior Market closed the first quarter of the year with a decline of 4.8 percent but technical indicators suggest that a major change is coming soon, with the early signals suggesting it could be to the upside.
The market index declined 20.30 points to 3,092.02 as the prices of 9 securities rose, 10 declined and 10 remained unchanged.  At the close of trading, 29 securities changed hands, versus 28 Thursday.
Market activities, was more normal on Friday from Thursday swollen volume, with a 70 percent drop in the day’s volume, to 3,378,621 units for $15,299,931, compared to 11,336,686 units changing hands at $37,683,562 on Thursday.
Trading ended with an average of 116,504 units for an average of $527,584 in contrast to 404,882 units for an average of $1,345,842 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 195,942 shares valued at $777,498 compared to 200,568 shares valued at $792,051 on the previous day. In contrast, February closed with an average of 235,225 units valued at $679,790 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 bids higher than their last selling prices and 6 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial closed with a loss of 60 cents at $46, with 1,000 shares changing hands, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 10 cents at $2.15, exchanging 2,150 stock units, Blue Power concluded trading with 5,618 units at $4.60, CAC 2000 finished at $12, with 8,000 shares trading. Cargo Handlers settled with a loss of $1.94 at $11.06, with 354,500 shares changing hand, Caribbean Cream ended trading with 2,000 shares, 1 cent higher at $5.55, Caribbean Flavours traded 10,000 stock units 5 cents higher at $17.10, Caribbean Producers rose 17 cents to close at $4.77, with an exchange of 36,500 units. Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 9 cents at $2.65, with an exchange of 30,400 shares. Everything Fresh finished at $1.51, with 3,000 stock units changing hands, Elite Diagnostic settled at $3, trading 10,000 units, Express Catering ended trading 20,152 shares, with a loss of 20 cents at $7.60, FosRich Group closed at $4, with 20,000 shares changing hands. Fontana finished trading 199,144 shares, at $4.05, General Accident closed 49 cents higher at $4.50, with 9,200 stock units changing hands, GWest Corporation ended with a loss of 5 cents at $1.40, in exchanging 10,000 units, Honey Bun concluded trading of 324 shares with a loss of 1 cent to close at $4.24. iCreate added 1 cent to close at $1.01, with an exchange of 29,400 shares, Indies Pharma finished at $3.09, with 1,946,580 shares changing hands, Iron Rock  settled 44 cents higher at $3.99, with an exchange of 750 shares, Jamaican Teas traded 1,800 units to close at $3.90.  Jetcon Corporation  finished trading 5,865 shares with a loss of 20 cents to close at $2.80. Knutsford Express  closed 80 cents higher to $12.70, with 112,159 stock units changing hands, Lasco Distributors  finished with a loss of 4 cents at $3.85, exchanging 55,627 units, Lasco Financial  settled with a loss of 5 cents at $4.50, with an exchange 145,483 shares, Lasco Manufacturing  ended trading 187,738 shares with a rise of 30 cents to $3.60. Main Event traded 1 cent higher at $5.51, with 4,700 shares, Paramount Trading closed at $2.30, with the trading of 160,106 units and tTech settled at $6, with 6,425 stock units changing hands.

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

Junior Market trading jumps 839% – Tuesday

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange jumped 839 percent on Tuesday, with 8,865,251 units valued at $30,164,992, up from just 944,033 units valued at $3,531,740 changing hands on Monday.
Indies Pharma accounted for 7.3 million units of the shares trading on Tuesday. At the close of trading, 20 securities changed hands, compared with 27 on Monday. The market index gained 6.08 points to close at 3,101.14 as the prices of 7 securities rose, 8 declined and 5 remained unchanged. Closing bids and offers are reflecting negative out turn for stocks in Wednesday’s trading as indicated by the negative Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator.
Trading ended with an average of 443,263 units for an average of $1,508,250 in contrast to 34,964 units for an average of $130,805 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 185,926 shares valued at $750,760 compared to 173,730 shares valued at $714,860 on the previous day. In contrast, February closed with an average of 235,225 units valued at $679,790 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 9 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Blue Power concluded trading of 18,797 shares with a loss of 10 cents, to end at $4.60, Caribbean Flavours traded 18,871 stock units, at $17.05, Caribbean Producers fell 19 cents to close at $4.21, with 10,900 units changing hands. Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 35 cents at $2.30, with an exchange of 266,450 shares, Dolphin Cove jumped $1.48 to $13.99, with the trading of 314 shares. Everything Fresh finished 2 cents higher at $1.55, with 120,000 stock units trading, Elite Diagnostic settled at $3.20, with 32,795 units changing hands, Express Catering ended trading 619,086 shares, with a loss of 10 cents at $8, FosRich Group traded 16,621 shares, 20 cents higher at $4.30. Fontana ended trading 72,972 shares after rising 5 cents to $4.05,  GWest Corporation  ended with a loss of 15 cents at $1.45, with 97,853 units trading, iCreate rose 1 cent and closed market activity at $1.02, with an exchange of 159,046 shares, Indies Pharma finished 4 cents higher at $3.09, in trading 7,319,465 shares, Jamaican Teas  swapped 6,266 units at $3.90. Lasco Distributors  finished at $3.80, with 57,687 units changing hands, Lasco Financial  settled with a loss of 41 cents at $4.25, with an exchange of 8,074 shares, Lasco Manufacturing  ended trading with 5,744 shares and lost 1 cent to end at $3.30,  Main Event  fell 25 cents to close at $5.50, with 5,310 shares trading. Stationery and Office  concluded trading with 6,200 shares after rising 15 cents higher to $6.90 and tTech settled at $5.40, with 22,800 stock units changing hands.

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

Junior Market index above 3,100 points – Friday

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange index rose on Friday, 1,895,979 units valued at $7,592,683traded, down sharply from 3,232,801 units valued at $12,857,715 changing hands on Thursday.
At the close of trading, 23 securities changed hands, compared with 27 on Thursday. The market index rose 15.40 points to close at 3,108.25 as the prices of 7 securities rose, 9 declined and 7 remained unchanged.
Trading ended with an average of 82,434 units for an average of $330,117 in contrast to 119,733 units for an average of $476,212 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 183,215 shares valued at $$754,782 compared to 222,952 shares valued at $789,131 on the previous day. In contrast, February closed with an average of 235,225 units valued at $679,790 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 6 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended at $2.10, trading 20,200 stock units ,Cargo Handlers settled with a loss of 4 cents at $12.46, with 600 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cream ended trading of 4,434 shares at $5.50, Caribbean Flavours traded 4,358 stock units, with a loss of 17 cents at $17.05. Caribbean Producers finished 7 cents higher at $4.20, with an exchange of 3,727 units, Derrimon Trading ended 1 cent higher at $2.66, in trading 15,145 shares, Everything Fresh finished at $1.55, with 36,825 stock units changing hands, Elite Diagnostic settled 5 cents higher at $3.25, with 194,985 units passing through the market. Express Catering ended trading 93,875 shares with a rise of 40 cents to $8, FosRich Group traded with 946,315 shares, with a loss of 20 cents to close at $4.30, Fontana finished trading with a loss of 4 cents at $3.97, with 28,700 shares crossing the exchange trading platform. General Accident closed at $4.50, with an exchange of 19,850 stock units, iCreate lost 1 cent and closed market activity at $1.01, with an exchange of 111,640 shares, Indies Pharma finished with a loss of 3 cents at $3.02, in trading 34,600 shares. Iron Rock settled with a loss of 11 cents at $2.99, with 119,786 shares trading, Jamaican Teas traded 4,500 units, after rising 37 cents to $3.97,  Jetcon Corporation  climbed 37 cents higher to $3.24, with an exchange of 7,785 shares, KLE Group ended at $2.65, with 150 shares trading. Lasco Distributors  closed 4 cents higher at $3.80, with 97,950 units changing hands, Lasco Financial  settled with a loss of 15 cents at $4.50, trading 68,459 shares, Lasco Manufacturing  ended trading with 37,509 shares and lost 19 cents to close at $3.31,  Main Event  traded 42,586 shares at $5.50 and Stationery and Office concluded trading of 2,000 shares at $7.50.

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

Junior Market trading jumps – Wednesday

Trading climbed sharply on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Wednesday, ending in an exchange of 9,482,082 units valued at $38,586,264 compared to only 690,239 units valued at a mere $2,210,720, on Tuesday.
At the close of trading, 28 securities changed hands, compared with 22 on Tuesday. The market index lost 4.35 points to close at 3,075.32 as the prices of 15 securities rose, 9 declined and 4 remained unchanged.
Trading ended with an average of 338,646 units for an average of $1,378,081 in contrast to 31,375 units for an average of $100,487 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 194,902 shares valued at $813,620 compared to 182,206 shares valued at $763,762 on the previous day. In contrast, February closed with average of 235,225 units valued at $679,790 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 3 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended 2 cents higher at $2.10, with 542,000 stock units changing hands, Blue Power concluded trading of 49,000 units and rose 20 cents to close at $4.85, Cargo Handlers settled with a loss of 2 cents at $12.50, with an exchange of 300 shares. Caribbean Cream ended trading 1,350,100 shares and lost 43 cents to end at $5.52, Caribbean Flavours traded 2 cents higher at $17.22, with 100,000 stock units changing hands, Caribbean Producers swapped 2,477,187 units and fell 15 cents to close at $4.30, Consolidated Bakeries closed with a loss of 20 cents at $1.80, with an exchange of 2,500 shares. Derrimon Trading ended 1 cent higher at $2.81, with 3,520 shares trading, Dolphin Cove concluded trading of 110,100 units $13.99 after jumping by 49 cents, Everything Fresh concluded trading of 2,500 shares and rose 39 cents to $1.79. Express Catering settled at $7.80, with 200 units changing hands, FosRich Group ended trading 89,585 shares at 30 cents higher to $4.30, Fontana traded 8 cents higher at $4, with an exchange of 368,987 shares, Honey Bun ended with a loss of 10 cents at $3.70, with the trading of 30,000 units. iCreate closed market activity at $1.02, with an exchange of 95,836 shares, Indies Pharma concluded trading of 697,280 shares, 2 cents higher at $3.04, Iron Rock finished with a loss of 10 cents at $3, with 13,404 shares changing hands, Jamaican Teas  ended trading 20,000 stock units with a loss of 40 cents to close at $3.60. Jetcon Corporation  closed 7 cents higher at $2.87, with an exchange of 2,613,091 units. Knutsford Express  ended at $12.50, in exchanging 14,412 shares, Lasco Distributors  concluded trading of 22,243 stock units at $3.75,  Lasco Financial  finished 2 cents higher at $4.47, with 76,883 units trading, Lasco Manufacturing  settled with a loss of 5 cents at $3.15, with 450,370 shares changing hands. Main Event  ended trading with 5,940 shares and rose 1 cent to $5.31,  Medical Disposables  traded with a loss of 1.20 cents at $6.60, with 47,571 shares, Paramount Trading  finished trading 106,618 stock units after rising 30 cents to close at $2.40, Stationery and Office ended 3 cents higher at $7.50, trading 148,545 shares and tTech finished 2 cents higher at $5.52, with 108,946 shares changing hands.

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