Good week for JSE Junior Market

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange bounced for five trading days out of the last seven and closed the week on a strong note with 34 securities changing hands and leading to the prices of 21 securities rising, while eight declined and five remained unchanged.
The Junior Market Index advanced by 50.32 points to close at 2,144.08 after an exchange of 3,982,260 units accounting for $9,382,200 compared to 4,329,260 units valued at $9,680,619 on Thursday.
Trading ended with an average of 117,125 units for an average of $275,947 in contrast to 108,232 units for an average of $242,015 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 215,698 valued at $506,536 and previously 220,993 units valued at $518,921. In contrast, February closed with an average of 167,673 units valued at 488,038 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows five stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and none with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging declined 14 cents in trading of 23,450 units at $1.51, CAC 2000 ended market activity exchanging 3,000 shares to close at $10 after falling $1.40, Caribbean Cream ended trading with 15,433 shares, after rising 65 cents to end at $2.76. Caribbean Flavours ended with a loss of $1 at a 52 weeks’ low of $9 with 1,106 stock units changing hands, Caribbean Producers declined 25 cents in trading 98,606 units at $2.25, Elite Diagnostic climbed 15 cents and exchanged 57,904 shares at $2.75. Everything Fresh closed with a loss of 3 cents at 57 cents in swapping 10,000 shares, Express Catering ended trading with 69,873 shares, after rising 10 cents to end at $3. Fontana closed 20 cents higher at $4.45, with 189,405 stock units changing hands. Fosrich closed 25 cents higher at $2.50, in trading 1,000 stock units, General Accident declined by 5 cents to settle at $4.50 trading 44,789 shares, GWest Corporation closed 13 cents higher at 85 cents, with 9,824 stock units changing hands. Honey Bun ended trading 32,000 shares, after rising 20 cents to close at $5.90, iCreate ended with 19,557 shares crossing the exchange, after rising 5 cents to end at 50 cents. Indies Pharma climbed 47 cents and exchanged 370,612 shares at $1.97, Iron Rock Insurance climbed 45 cents to $3.45, in swapping 1,000 units, ISP Finance lost $1 to close at $13 with 5,000 stock units changing hands. Jamaican Teas gained 6 cents and exchanged 16,160 shares at $3.99, Knutsford Express gained $1 to end at $7, with 1,740 stock units trading. KLE Group closed trading of 1,000 units and gained 4 cents to end at $1.25, Lasco Distributors added 10 cents in exchanging 537 shares at $3, Lasco Manufacturing lost 90 cents in trading of 1,457,018 units at $2.75. Lumber Depot rose 1 cent, transferring 787,765 shares at $1.21, MailPac closed trading of 451,161 units and gained 9 cents to end at $1.50, Main Event jumped 65 cents and closed at $4.50 after transferring 27,477 units. Medical Disposables climbed 80 cents and exchanged 14,650 shares at $6.50, Stationery and Office Supplies traded 2,112 shares, after rising 20 cents to end at $6 and tTech closed 75 cents higher at $4.25, with 50,000 stock units changing hands.

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

All but one Junior Market stock trade

Stability seems to be settling into the Junior market after sharp sell-off.

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange settled on Thursday with Index falling 20.09 points to close at 2,093.76 as 40 securities changed hands, leaving just one ordinary listing that had no trading. At the close of market activities, the prices of 17 securities advanced, 18 declined and five remained unchanged.
At the close, market activity resulted in an exchange of 4,329,260 units valued at $9,680,619 compared to 2,522,568 units valued at $6,848,779 on Wednesday and the average PE ratio of the market reached 9.8 times 2019 earnings at the close.
Trading ended with an average of 108,232 units for an average of $242,015 in contrast to 78,830 units for an average of $214,024 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 220,993 valued at $518,921 and previously 228,599 units valued at $537,599. In contrast, February closed with an average of 167,673 units valued at $488,038 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows five stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial fell 9 cents in trading of 17,601 units at $18.31, AMG Packaging climbed 35 cents and exchanged 10,515 shares at $1.65, Blue Power ended trading with 41,806 shares, after rising 31 cents to end at $4. CAC 2000 lost $1.10 in trading 700 stock units to close at $11.40, Cargo Handlers picked up 90 cents exchanging 3,301 shares at $6, Caribbean Brokers lost 1 cent to end at $1.97 with 26,640 stock units changing hands. Caribbean Producers closed trading of 196,025 shares and gained 17 cents to end at $2.50, Consolidated Bakeries shed 2 cents to settle at $1.46, after transferring 4,740 units, Dolphin Cove ended trading with 3,508 shares, after rising 10 cents to end at $6.50. Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 1 cent at $1.46 with 5,000 stock units changing hands, Elite Diagnostic closed 30 cents lower to settle at $2.60 with an exchange of 52,000 shares, Express Catering shed 30cents in trading of 92,892 units at $2.90. Fosrich closed with a loss of 25cents at $2.25, swapping of 11,111 shares, Fontana gained 25 cents and exchanged 712,569 shares at $4.25, General Accident closed 55 cents higher at $4.55, with 56,268 stock units trading. GWwest Corporation closed trading of 35,075 units and gained 2 cents to end at 72 cents, Honey Bun lost 30cents in exchanging 31,546 units at $5.70, Indies Pharma closed with 31,960 shares, crossing the market after rising 25 cents to end at $1.50. IronRock Insurance closed trading of 5,365 units and gained 70 cents to end at $3, Jamaican Teas lost 3 cents to settle at $3.93 after transferring 10,766 units, Jetcon Corporation shed 3cents to close at $1, with an exchange of 90,061 shares. Key Insurance ended with a loss of 1 cent at 2 with 80,000 stock units changing hands, KLE Group closed with 47,367 shares, changing hands after rising 1 cent to end at $1.21, Knutsford Express ended with a loss of $1 to finish at $6 with 3,211 stock units changing hands. Lasco Distributors shed 10 cents in trading of 30,601 units at $2.90, Lasco Financial climbed 5 cents and exchanged 344,486 shares at $2.55, Lasco Manufacturing rose 15 cents and transferred 40,200 shares at $3.65. Limners and Bards lost 5 cents in trading 209,671 shares to close at $1.80, Lumber Depot closed 5 cents higher at $1.20, with 1,302,525 stock units trading, MailPac ended with 402,140 shares crossing the exchange, after rising 4 cents to end at $1.41. Main Event declined by 65 cents in trading of 69,210 units at $3.85, Medical Disposables ended market activity exchanging 72,841 shares to close at $5.70 after falling 40cents, Paramount Trading closed 8 cents higher at $1.98, with 4,000 stock units trading. Stationery and Office Supplies picked up 30 cents and exchanged 6,782 shares at $5.80 and tTech ended market activity trading 5,000 shares to close at $3.50 after falling 20 cents.

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

3 days of Junior Market gains end

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Tuesday with the market Index diving 52.80 points to close at 2,100.86, down 37 percent for the year as 33 securities changed hands, with prices of nine securities rising, 15 falling and nine remaining unchanged.
 At the close of market activities, 3,161,624 units traded valued at $9,205,109 compared to 3,024,296 units valued at $6,277,143 form 36 securities on Monday.
Trading ended with an average of 95,807 units for an average of $278,943 in contrast to 84,008 units for an average of $174,365 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 237,142 valued at $556,057 and previously 245,975 units valued at $573,376. In contrast, February closed with an average of 167,673 units valued at $488,038 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Blue Power declined 9 cents in trading of 11,869 units at $3.60, Caribbean Cream exchanged 20,000 stock units and gained 1 cent to end at $2.11, Caribbean Flavours fell 50 cents in trading of 600 units at a 52 weeks’ low of $10. Caribbean Producers declined 10 cents to settle at $3, with 10,000 shares changing hands, Dolphin Cove traded 14,156 shares and fell 50 cents to close $6.50, Elite Diagnostic dropped 39 cents in trading of 95,816 units at a 52 weeks’ low of $2.71. Fosrich ended market activity in exchanging 63,565 shares to close at $2.50 after falling 45 cents, Fontana shed 20 cents in trading of 385,577 units at $4, General Accident dropped 90 cents to settle at $4.10 after exchanging 181,000 stock units and trading at an intraday 52 weeks’ low of $3.89. Indies Pharma closed 5 cents higher at $1.55, with 28,655 stock units trading, Jamaican Teas lost 30 cents in trading 105,774 shares to close at $3.70, Jetcon Corporation dipped 10 cents with 205,925 units changing hands at $1, Knutsford Express declined 25 cents in trading of 79 units at a 52 weeks’ low of $7. KLE Group shed 40 cents in trading of 957 units at a 52 weeks’ low of $1.20, Lasco Distributors closed 32 cents higher at $2.92, with 25,111 stock units changing hands, Lasco Financial closed 29 cents higher at $2.85, with 24,070 stock units trading. Lasco Manufacturing exchanged 39,019 units and gained 64 cents to end at $3.50, Limners and Bards rose 18 cents to end at $1.88 and closed with 137,535 units crossing the exchange, Lumber Depot closed with a loss of 21 cents at 52 weeks’ low of $1.04, swapping of 356,449 shares. MailPac closed trading of 92,679 units and gained 8 cents to end at $1.39. Medical Disposables declined by 50 cents to settle at $5.70, after exchanging 60,381 stock units, Paramount Trading lost 10 cents in trading 34,500 shares to close at 1.90 cents, Stationery and Office Supplies traded 12,974 shares and gained 50 cents to end at $6.50 and tTech declined 20 cents in trading of 1,000,620 units at a 52 weeks’ low of $3.50.
In the Junior Market preference segment, CAC 2000 closed trading of 9,000 units with a gain of 20 cents to end at $1.

Prices of securities trading are those for the day’s last transaction unless otherwise stated.

3 day winning streak for Junior Market

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The Junior Market index rose for the third consecutive trading day, gaining a modest 14.19 points to close at 2,153.66 on Monday as 36 securities changed hands, with the prices of just ten stocks advancing, 21 declining and five closed unchanged.
Market activities resulted in an exchange of 3,024,296 units valued at just $6,277,143 compared to 3,640,594 units valued at $10,061,535 on Friday.  The average market PE ratio ended at ten times, 2019 earnings.
Trading concluded with an average of 84,008 units at $174,365 for each security traded, in contrast to an average of 110,321 units for $304,895 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 245,975 units valued at $573,376 and previously 271,954 units valued at $602,572. In contrast, February closed with an average of 167,673 units valued at $488,038 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows two stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial fell 35 cents in trading of 1,900 units at a 52 weeks’ low of $17.65, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 1 cent at $1.70 with 8,250 stock units changing hands, Blue Power exchanged 7,989 shares by slipping 1 cent to close at $3.69. Cargo Handlers fell 40 cents trading 842 stock units to close at $5.10, Caribbean Assurance declined 1 cent to end at $1.94 with 188,778 units traded, Caribbean Cream closed with a loss of 65 cents at a 52 weeks’ low of $2.10 in the swapping of 100,000 shares. Caribbean Producers dropped 15 cents to settle at $3.10 as 11,008 units changed hands, Consolidated Bakeries ended 4 cents higher at $1.30 with 54,386 stock units crossing the exchange, Elite Diagnostic dropped 40 cents in trading of 93,115 units at $3.10. Express Catering finished with a loss of 60 cents at $3.20 with an exchange of 66,107 shares, Fontana ended trading with 230,426 units, after rising 20 cents to end at $4.20, Fosrich closed trading of 115,510 units and gained 55 cents to end at $2.95. General Accident closed 13 cents higher at $5, with 3,101 stock units trading, GWest Corporation declined 9 cents in trading of 106,669 units at 70 cents, iCreate closed with a loss of 2 cents at 45 cents after swapping 435,204 shares. Indies Pharma lost 45 cents in trading 117,958 shares to settle at a 52 weeks’ low of $1.50, Jamaican Teas closed with a loss of 15 cents at $4 swapping 37,073 shares, Jetcon Corporation ended market activity exchanging 10,100 shares to close at $1.10 after slipping 2 cents. Knutsford Express fell 25 cents to $7.25 with 1,300 shares traded, Lasco Distributors concluded trading of 9,994 units and gained 20 cents to finish at $2.60, Lasco Financial closed 6 cents higher at $2.56 with 78,306 units traded. Lasco Manufacturing rose 4 cents after exchanging 136,184 shares at $2.86, Limners and Bards ended trading with 42,154 shares, after rising 10 cents to close at $1.70, Lumber Depot exchanging 429,151 shares and lost 3 cents to close at $1.25. MailPac fell 9 cents to $1.31 with 478,451 units traded, Main Event declined by 39 cents to settle at $3.81 with 8,332 shares changing hands, Medical Disposables closed trading of 1,889 units and gained 50 cents to end at $6.20. Paramount Trading gained 30 cents and exchanged 4,956 units to end at $2, SSL Venture closed at $1 after falling 10 cents and swapping 10,543 shares and tTech declined by 55 cents to $3.70 with 1,660 stock units crossing the exchange.
In the junior market preference segment, CAC 2000 9.5% preference shares ended market activity, exchanging 37,033 shares to close at 80 cents after falling 7 cents.

Prices of securities trading are those for the day’s last transaction unless stated to be otherwise.

Junior Market jumps sharply – Thursday

The Junior Market index jumped 76.57 points to close at 2,108.36 on Thursday for the first time since it last rose on Tuesday last week and stemming the flow of bleeding for five consecutive days of trading.
Trading ended with 37 securities changing hands with the prices of 17 securities advancing, ten declining and 11 stocks holding firm. Market activities ended with three finishing at 52 weeks’ lows with Access Financial trading at a low of $18, Everything Fresh at 65 cents and Indies Pharma at $1.93.
Trading resulted in an exchange of 3,923,029 units valued at $10,812,457 compared to 12,311,523 units valued at $19,911,394 on Wednesday, with the average market PE ratio ending at 10.1 times 2019 earnings.
The trading day ended with an average of 106,028 units at $292,229 for each security traded in contrast to an average of 332,744 units for $538,146 on Wednesday.  The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 268,431 units valued at $623,974 and 282,671 units valued at $653,060. In contrast, February closed with an average of 167,673 units valued at $488,038 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows five stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and five with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial fell $1.20 to $18 after exchanging 9,070 shares, AMG Packaging gained 31 cents in the trading of 45,400 units at $1.90, Blue Power slid 67 cents to $3 with 3,349 shares changing hands. Caribbean Assurance Brokers picked up 6 cents to settle at $2.01, with 203,463 shares traded. Caribbean Producers ended the day with 1,102,052 units changing hands after falling 1 cent to $2.50, Consolidated Bakeries closed with a gain of 1 cent at $1.26 in the swapping of 30,000 shares. Derrimon Trading gained 8 cents in trading 151,900 shares to close at $1.48, Everything Fresh exchanged 140,000 shares at 65 cents after losing 15 cents, Express Catering swapped 111,969 shares at $3.40 with gains of 40 cents, Fontana picked up 20 cents to close at $4 with 346,578 units traded. General Accident exchanged 81,830 shares and rose 79 cents to close at $5.09, GWest Corporation added 20 cents in trading of 1,669 units at 85 cents. Honey Bun ended 5 cents lower at $4.95 with 24,331 stock units changing hands, Indies Pharma fell by 4 cents in trading of 77,709 units at $1.93. ISP Finance shed $1 to end at $14, with an exchange of 200 units, Jamaican Teas added 98 cents in trading 60,625 shares at $4.98, Jetcon gained 13 cents in the swapping of 22,669 shares to close at $1.12, Key Insurance closed at $2.08, with gains of 8 cents exchanging 23,520 shares. Lasco Distributors gained 20 cents trading 1,100 stock units to settle at $2.20, Lasco Financial added 10 cents in trading of 60,130 units at $2.40, Lasco Manufacturing ended at $3 after gaining 20 cents with 55,747 stock units changing hands., Limners and Bards traded 31,005 shares after slipping 10 cents to end at $1.85. Lumber Depot closed at $1.21 with gains of 4 cents in swapping 144,020 shares, MailPac rose by 1 cent in trading of 438,215 units at $1.40, Main Event exchanged 32,088 shares to close at $3.80 after losing 20 cents, Medical Disposables added 30 cents in exchange of 2,000 units at $6. Paramount Trading closed 1 cent lower at $1.81 with 32,611 shares changing hands and SSL Venture traded 4,725 shares to end the day 10 cents lower at $1.

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

Trading soars as the market tumbles

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange had a huge uptick in volume trading on Monday, that did not help the market, as prices mostly fell, with the market index tumbling 84.68 points to close at 2,233.23, the lowest level since September 2016 as nine stocks closed at 52 weeks’ lows.
The market has lost 33 percent of its value since the start of the year and 39 percent since peaking in August 2019. Trading activities concluded with 37 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 20,701,190 units valued at $69,475,355 compared to 4,544,381 units valued at $10,187,594 on Friday. At the close of market activities, the prices of 8 securities advanced, 22 declined and seven remained unchanged, with the average market PE ratio ending at just 10.7 times 2019 earnings.
Trading ended with an average of 559,492 units at $1,877,712 for each security traded in contrast to 133,658 units for an average of $299,635 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 196,013 units valued at $553,434 and previously 152,909 units valued at $296,388. In contrast, February closed with an average of 167,673 units valued at $488,038 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows five stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial lost $1.25 in trading 6,440 shares at $21.50, AMG Packaging fell 4 cents to $1.61 with an exchange of 17,000 units, Blue Power gained 69 cents to end at $3.69 with 2,000 units changing hands. Caribbean Assurance Brokers lost 8 cents to end at $1.92 in swapping 102,431 units, Caribbean Cream gained 20 cents, with 3,607 shares crossing the exchange at $3, Caribbean Flavours closed 33 cents higher at $10.50, trading 948 stock units, Consolidated Bakeries lost 6 cents in swapping 516,814 shares to close at $1.45. Derrimon Trading shed 10 cents in trading of 159,167 units at to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $1.60, Dolphin Cove slipped 20 cents to $7.80 with 32,520 shares changing hands, Elite Diagnostic ended trading with a whopping 14,594,247 units and dropped 30 cents to $3.50. Everything Fresh shed 5 cents to end at 80 cents with 82,615 units exchanged, Express Catering lost 50 cents in trading 54,751 shares to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $3.20, Fontana closed 3 cents higher at $4.74, with 403,961 stock units crossing the exchange. GWest Corporation ended market activity exchanging 284,300 shares to close at a 52 weeks’ low of 60 cents after falling 22 cents, Honey Bun lost 13 cents in trading 28,475 units at $5.12, Indies Pharma dipped 2 cents to $1.97 in trading of 311,610 shares. Jamaican Teas closed 3 cents higher at $5, with 59,795 stock units changing hands, Jetcon Corporation exchanged 34,000 shares and declined by 8 cents to settle at a 52 weeks’ low of $1.17, Key Insurance dropped 40 cents to settle at a 52 weeks’ low of $2 with 11,450 stock units changing hands. Knutsford Express closed trading of 1,521 units and gained 30 cents to end at $8.30, Lasco Distributors declined 70 cents in trading of 44,659 units at a 52 weeks’ low of $1.90, Lasco Financial slipped 10 cents to $2.20 with 259,724 units traded. Lasco Manufacturing closed 8 cents lower in trading of 129,335 units at $2.93, Limners and Bards fell 25 cents in the exchange of 85,170 units at $2, Lumber Depot ended with a loss of 1 cent at $1.27 with 99,777 stock units changing hands. MailPac added 3 cents exchanging 79,795 shares at $1.38, Main Event declined by 17 cents to settle at a 52 weeks’ low of $4, with 97,399 shares traded, Paramount Trading lost 17 cents in swapping 40,442 units at $1.80. SSL Venture closed 2 cents higher at $1.02, with 2,000 stock units trading and Stationery and Office Supplies dived $1.10 to settle at a 52 weeks’ low of $5.90 with 14,773 shares crossing the exchange.

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

More slippage for Junior Market

The Junior Market Index declined further on Friday, taking it down to 2,317.91 with a fall of 27.62 points at the close, slashing 31 percent off the value of Junior Market stocks in 2019 and 37 percent since it peaked in August last year, taking the market back to September 2016 levels.   Trading ended, with 34 securities changing hands, resulting in the prices of 10 securities advancing, 18 declining and six remaining unchanged.an exchange of 4,544,381 units valued at $10,187,594 compared to 4,910,632 units valued at $15,136,846 on Thursday. Trading left the average market PE ratio at 11 times 2019 earnings.
Trading ended with an average of 133,658 units at $299,635 for each security, in contrast to 148,807 units for an average of $458,692 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 152,909 units valued at $396,388 and previously 155,263 units valued at $408,221. In contrast, February closed with an average of 167,673 units valued at $488,038 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows two stocks ended with bid higher than the last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial shed $1.25 in trading of 13,618 units at $22.75, AMG Packaging ended market activity, exchanging 35,500 shares to close at $1.65, after falling 25 cents, Caribbean Producers dipped 50 cents in trading of 33,850 units at $3.50. Consolidated Bakeries added 1 cent in exchanging 217,000 shares at $1.51, Derrimon Trading fell 15 cents in trading of 343,000 units at a 52 weeks’ low of $1.70, Dolphin Cove lost 30 cents to end at $8, after trading 28,000 shares. Elite Diagnostic shed 10 cents exchanging 5,000 units at $3.80, Express Catering fell 10 cents after 20,000 units changed hands at $3.70, Fontana gained 20 cents to close at $4.71, trading 412,665 stock units, Fosrich fell 15 cents to a 52 weeks’ low of $2.95, with 34,558 units changing hands. General Accident dropped $1.10 and ended market activity exchanging 67,413 shares at $5, Honey Bun declined 65 cents trading 123,374 units at $5.25, iCreate lost 2 cents with 167,462 units crossing the market at a 52 weeks’ low of 48 cents, Indies Pharma transferred 52,631 units and gained 3 cents to end at $1.99. Jamaican Teas lost 23 cents transferring 26,418 units at $4.97, Jetcon closed 5 cents higher at $1.25, with 1,039,008 stock units changing hands, Key Insurance gained 20 cents to end at $2.40, with 40,000 stock units crossing the exchange. Lasco Distributors dipped 20 cents in trading of 198,632 units at a 52 weeks’ high of $2.60, Lasco Financial gained 4 cents in exchanging 44,826 shares at $2.30, Lasco Manufacturing closed trading of 115,800 units with a gain of 5 cents to end at $3.01. Limners and Bards closed 18 cents higher at $2.25, with 139,147 stock units moving through the market, Lumber Depot ended with a loss of 1 cent at $1.28, with 24,161 stock units changing hands, Main Event closed 5 cents higher at $4.17, with 22,996 stock units trading. MailPac closed with a loss of 13 cents at $1.35, in swapping of 919,320 shares, Paramount Trading shed 3 cents to close at $1.97 exchanging 57,898 shares, SSL Venture shed 2 cents in trading of 1,443 units at $1 and Stationery and Office Supplies closed 30 cents higher at $7, with just ten stock units changing hands.

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

Worse one-day Junior Market drop

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange suffered its worst decline ever, on Monday, with a fall of 137.68 points to close at 2,396.82 in the market Index as the prices of 24 declined, just seven securities advancing and six closing unchanged.
The fall in the market took the 2019 losses to 28.4 percent and the fall from the peak to whopping 35 percent.
Caribbean Assurance Brokers started trading after a heavy oversubscription in the issue of shares to the public and rose 54 cents to close at $2.45 after exchanging 204,158 shares. The market closed with six stocks trading at 52 weeks’ lows, while three traded at intraday lows during the day.
Market activity finished with 37 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 13,538,971 units valued at $24,108,315 compared to 3,023,002 units valued at $8,414,790 from 36 securities on Friday.
Trading ended with an average of 365,918 units for $651,576 for each security traded, in contrast to 83,972 units for an average of $233,744 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 165,898 valued at $384,243 and previously 112,656 units valued at $313,082. In contrast, February closed with an average of 167,673 units valued at $488,098 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, Access Financial gained $1.25 to end at $25 with 8,472 stock units trading, AMG Packaging closed with a loss of 20 cents at $1.60, in swapping 59,917 shares, Caribbean Cream declined by 2 cents to settle at $3.07, with an exchange of 10,028 stock units. Cargo Handlers lost 30 cents to end at $6.70 trading 1,545 shares, Caribbean Flavours ended with a loss of 1 cent at $10.15 with 3,350 stock units changing hands, Consolidated Bakeries closed 3 cents higher at $1.63, with 9,572 stock units trading. Derrimon Trading closed 12 cents higher at $1.92, with 7,188 stock units changing hands, Dolphin Cove dropped $1.70 to settle at a 52 weeks’ low of $8.30 in transferring 98,419 units, Elite Diagnostic ended market activity exchanging 79,540 shares to close at $3.30 after falling 40 cents. Express Catering closed trading of 158,444 units and gained 25 cents after trading at an intraday 52 weeks’ low of $3.50 to end at $4, Fontana lost 25 cents in trading 416,795 shares to close at $4.75. Fosrich ended market activity, exchanging 69,044 shares to close at $2.75, after falling 58 cents. General Accident dropped $1.49 trading of 155,750 units at $4.50, GWest Corporation lost 2 cents in trading of 123,368 units at 98 cents, Honey Bun lost $1.01 trading 96,150 shares to close at $5.29. iCreate ended with a loss of 1 cent to settle at 62 cents with 12,400 stock units changing hands, Indies Pharma dipped 18 cents in trading 26,145 units at $2.02, Iron Rock Insurance declined by 70 cents to close at 52 weeks’ low $2.30, with 5,381 units changing hands. Jetcon Corporation closed 5 cents lower in exchanging 28,900 shares to end at $1.25, but only after hitting a 52 weeks’ intraday low of $1, Knutsford Express closed with a loss of $1.10 at $9 swapping of 7,100 shares. Lasco Financial shed 64 cents in exchanging 190,506 units at a 52 weeks’ low of $2.46, Lasco Manufacturing closed 15 cents higher at $3.15, with 191,907 stock units trading after falling to an intraday low of $2.50. Limners and Bards fell 4 cents in transferring 123,710 units at $2.40, Lumber Depot ended market activity exchanging 775,632 shares to close at $1.25, after falling 12 cents, MailPac lost 20 cents in trading of 10,135,145 units at $1.50. Main Event fell 89 cents to end at $5.10, after trading 29,501 shares, Medical Disposables closed trading of 5,240 units and gained 7 cents to end at $6.30. Paramount Trading fell 24 cents in an exchange of 100,000 units at $1.70, SSL Venture closed with a loss of 10 cents at $1.02, after swapping 106,000 shares and tTech fell 70 cents to $4, after transferring 7,357 stock units.

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

Investors slash 31% off Junior Market

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange suffered another day of more than 100 points fall in the market index as declining stocks clobbered advancers for the third consecutive day and leaving the market with a 24.3 drop since the start of the year and 31 percent from the peak in August last year.
The Market Index dropped 121.90 points to close at 2,534.51, taking the market value back to December 2016 levels.
At the close of market activities, the prices of just seven securities advanced, 24 declined and five remained unchanged. The average market PE ratio ended at 12.4 times 2019 earnings.
Investors traded 36 securities, resulting in an exchange of 3,023,002 units for $8,414,790 compared to 4,570,211 units amounting to $14,248,217 on Thursday.
Trading ended with an average of 83,972 units for an average of $233,744 in contrast to 126,950 units for an average of $395,784 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 112,656 units valued at $313,082 and previously 161,273 units valued at $342,583. In contrast, February closed with an average of 167,673 units valued at $488,038 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading continues to show a weak market with one stock ending with the bid higher than the last selling price and nine with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging lost 10 cents in trading of 27,840 units at $1.80, Blue Power fell 30 cents in exchanging 6,660 units at $3.70, Cargo Handlers lost 6 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ low of $7 with 12,455 stock units trading. Caribbean Cream ended trading with 3,200 shares, after rising 2 cents to end at $3.09, Caribbean Flavours closed $4.33 lower to 52 weeks’ low of $10.16 in transferring 2,240 units, Consolidated Bakeries shed 19 cents with 14,314 shares changing hands to close at $1.60. Derrimon Trading ended 15 cents lower with 53,245 units crossing the exchange at $1.80, Dolphin Cove ended with a loss of $1 to close at $10 with 100 stock units changing hands, Elite Diagnostic fell 31 cents in exchanging 276,396 units at $3.70. Express Catering lost 64 cents transferring 23,842 units at a 52 weeks’ low of $3.75, Fontana slipped 80 cents in trading of 216,761 units at $5, Fosrich climbed 3 cents and exchanged 8,915 shares at $3.33. General Accident closed trading of 5,209 units and gained 74 cents to end at $5.99, GWest Corporation ended with a loss of 1 cent at $1 with 139,789 stock units changing hands, Honey Bun ended market activity exchanging 16,355 shares to close at $6.30 after falling 15 cents. Indies Pharma dipped 10 cents in trading 136,295 units at a 52 weeks’ low of $2.20, Jamaican Teas ended market activity in transferring 216,409 shares to close at $5 after falling 95 cents. Jetcon Corporation ended trading of 500 shares, after rising 5 cents to end at $1.30, Knutsford Express declined by 10 cents to settle at $10.10, with 1,844 units traded, Lasco Distributors exchanged 185,493 shares to close at $2.80 after falling 10 cents. Lasco Financial lost 10 cents in trading 65,342 shares to close at $3.10, Lasco Manufacturing lost 30 cents transferring 179,403 units at $3, Limners and Bards declined15 cents in trading 318,551 units at $2.44. Lumber Depot ended with a loss of 1 cent at $1.37 with 664,558 stock units changing hands, MailPac declined by 5 cents trading 215,722 units at $1.70, Main Event climbed 38 cents to settle at $5.99 with 47,619 shares changing hands, Medical Disposables dipped 75 cents in trading of 5,557 units to close at $6.23. Paramount Trading closed 2 cents higher at $1.94, with 25,000 stock units changing hands, SSL Venture Capital declined by 11 cents to settle at $1.12 after trading 5,882 shares, Stationery and Office Supplies lost 50 cents exchanging 19,267 units to end at $8 and tTech closed trading of 1,100 units and gained 83 cents to end at $4.70.
In the junior market preference segment, CAC 2000 9.5% preference share traded 4,000 units at $1.

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

20 Junior Market stocks rise

Junior Market index continued to slip and closed the week down 35.51 points to 2,911.92, after falling 10.26 points for the day and leaving the average PE ratio of the market at 13.9 times 2019 earnings after advancing stocks ended with twice as many declining ones.
At the close twenty stocks rose rising and ten declined with five remaining unchanged. Trading ended with an exchange of 35 securities resulting in just 4,148,759 units valued at $16,183,548 passing through the market, compared to 24,026,851 units valued at $52,414,301 from 36 securities on Thursday.
Market activity ended with an average of 118,536 units at$462,387 for each security traded in contrast to 667,413 units at $1,455,953 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 167,673 units and $488,038, previously 170,727 units and $489,633 for each security traded. In contrast, January closed with an average of 137,619 units valued at $521,935 for each security.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows nine stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial gained $4.60 exchanging 106,983 shares at $34.60, Blue Power lost 48 cents in trading 13,013 units at $4.52, Caribbean Producers added 20 cents to end at $4.70 with 6,209 shares changing hands, Consolidated Bakeries gained 11 cents, after exchanging 700 units and closed at $1.79. Derrimon Trading rose 15 cents to $2.14 after exchanging a mere 200 units, Dolphin Cove traded 4,900 stock units at $10.50, after gaining $1.05, Elite Diagnostic traded 65,815 shares and fell 10 cents to $4.40 at the close. Everything Fresh gained 12 cents to end at 99 cents, after swapping 300 units, Fontana dipped 69 cents and exchanged 223,723 shares at $6.21, Fosrich rose 6 cents to settle at $3.91, with an exchange of 13,392 stock units. General Accident added 30 cents transferring 5,685 units to close at $6.50, GWest Corporation gained 4 cents to close at $1.04 with an exchange of 433 shares, Honey Bun lost 10 cents with 93,037 shares at $7.15, iCreate declined by 12 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ low of 56 cents after trading 154,887 stock units. Indies Pharma climbed 10 cents after exchanging 115,273 shares at $2.94, Iron Rock Insurance dropped 99 cents to $3 with 42,705 shares changing hands, Jamaican Teas lost 38 cents to settle at $6.17 with 61,562 units crossing the market. Jetcon Corporation rose 23 cents and exchanged 4,495 shares in closing at $1.54. KLE Group climbed 5 cents, to close at $2.50 with the trading of 14,750 shares, Knutsford Express climbed $1 higher to $11, with 57,822 units changing hands, Lasco Distributors lost 31 cents to end at 52 weeks’ low of $2.69, after transferring 2,027,010 units, Lasco Financial gained 29 cents in trading 111,039 units at $3.30. Lasco Manufacturing closed with 74,774 units changing hands, with a loss of 18 cents to finish at $3.97, Limners and Bards ended with an exchange of 241,060 shares to close at $2.89 after gaining 20 cents, Lumber Depot closed trading of 199,573 units and rising 3 cents to end at $1.50. MailPac added 10 cents to $1.89, after swapping 308,379 units, Main Event traded 22,059 units at $5.90, after rising 30 cents. Medical Disposables closed 43 cents higher at $5.73, after exchanging 4,790 units, SSL Venture Capital rose 4 cents to $1.28, with 448 shares crossing the exchange and tTech lost 53 cents in trading 2,000 units at a 52 weeks’ low at $4.27.

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