Gwest corners 76% of Junior Market trades

Recent Junior Market listing, GWest Corporation dominated trading on Friday with 2.2 million shares and accounting for 76 percent of the overall volume traded for the day, the spice slipped by 20 cents to $2.80 at the close.
The Junior Market Index slipped 0.73 points to 2,697.52, resulting from an exchange of 2,964,625 units valued at $9,024,979 compared to 1,258,859 units valued at $5,181,599 on Thursday.
Market activity ended with 21 securities changing hands versus 18 on Thursday, with gains in the prices of 4 securities, declines in 8 with 9 closing unchanged.
Trading ended with an average of 141,173 units for an average of $429,761 in contrast to 69,937 units for an average of $287,867 on Thursday. For the month to date an average of 111,699 shares valued at $393,882 and previously, an average of 98,998 shares valued at $391,387. December closed with an average of 568,732 units valued at $3,447,957 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ending with the bid higher than the last selling price and 3 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial closed with a loss of 1 cent at $42, with 1,000 shares, AMG Packaging ended at $2.55, with 12,775 stock units, CAC 2000 finished with a loss of 70 cents at $7.30, with 4,000 shares trading, Caribbean Cream ended trading 10 cents higher at $5, with 173,000 shares, Caribbean Producers finished trading with a loss of 10 cents at $4.30, with 11,471 units. Consolidated Bakeries closed with a loss of 10 cents at $2.60, with 1,000 shares, Dolphin Cove finished at $16.10, with 7,745 stock units, Eppley settled at $11, with 100 units, Express Catering ended trading with a loss of 30 cents at $4.20, with 2,944 shares. FosRich Group traded 7 cents higher at $2.60, with 316,755 shares, GWest Corporation closed 11 cents higher at $2.81, with 2,261,047 stock units, Honey Bun ended at $4.15, with 12,000 units, Jamaican Teas settled at $4.50, with 15,800 shares. Jetcon Corporation ended trading with a loss of 44 cents at $4.01, with 39,761 stock units, Knutsford Express closed at $15, with 1,108 shares, Lasco Distributors ended with a loss of 14 cents at $3.45, with 16,150 shares, Lasco Financial concluded trading with a loss of 10 cents at $5.25, with 71,609 stock units. Lasco Manufacturing finished 14 cents higher at $3.49, with 7,500 units, Medical Disposables ended trading at $4.95, with 560 shares and tTech ended at $6.38, with 4,300 shares. In the junior market preference segment, Eppley 9.5% finished at $7.20, with 4,000 shares,
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Junior Market slide continues

The Junior Market Index fell for the 5th straight days, at the close of trading on Tuesday, slipping just 4.35 points to at 2,698.25, in another moderate trading session, resulting from an exchange of 1,258,859 units valued at $5,181,599 compared to 1,730,062 units valued at $6,203,084 on Wednesday.
Market activity ended with 18 securities changing hands versus 24 on Tuesday, with gains in the prices of 6 securities, declines in 6 with 6 closing unchanged.
Trading ended with an average of 69,937 units for an average of $287,867 in contrast to 72,086 units for an average of $258,462 on Wednesday. For the month to date an average of 98,998 shares valued at $391,387 and previously, an average of 100,840 shares valued at $397,948. December closed with an average of 568,732 units valued at $3,447,957 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 1 stock ending with the bid higher than the last selling price and 8 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended at $2.55, with 6,500 stock units, Caribbean Cream ended trading with a loss of 10 cents at $4.90, with 11,200 shares, Caribbean Producers finished trading 10 cents higher at $4.40, with 164,139 units, Dolphin Cove finished with a loss of 95 cents at $16.10, with 3,655 stock units, Express Catering ended trading at $4.50, with 11,214 shares. FosRich Group traded 3 cents higher at $2.53, with 459,191 shares, GWest Corporation closed with a loss of 12 cents at $2.70, with 31,941 stock units, Honey Bun ended 1 cent higher at $4.15, with 23,000 units, Jamaican Teas settled at $4.50, with 1,053 shares. Jetcon Corporation ended trading with a loss of 50 cents at $4.45, with 4,000 stock units, Knutsford Express closed at $15, with 32,250 shares, Lasco Distributors ended 9 cents higher at $3.59, with 194,658 shares, Lasco Financial concluded trading 26 cents higher at $5.35, with 67,155 stock units. Lasco Manufacturing finished with a loss of 5 cents at $3.35, with 13,808 units, Main Event settled 60 cents higher at $6, with 170,296 shares, Paramount Trading ended with a loss of 49 cents at $3, trading 17,000 shares and Stationery and Office finished trading at $4.80, with 47,649 stock units. In the junior market preference segment, Eppley 8.24% ended at $5.45, with 150 stock units, trading.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Junior Market slide continues

The Junior Market Index fell at the close of trading on Wednesday, slipping 14.95 points to close at 2,702.60, in a moderate trading session of an exchange of 1,730,062 units valued at $6,203,083 compared to 1,755,909 units valued at $6,431,725 from 21 securities changing hands on Tuesday.
Market activity ended with 24 securities changing hands versus 26 on Tuesday, with gains in the prices of 7 securities, declines in 6 with 11 closing unchanged.
Trading ended with an average of 72,086 units for an average of $258,462 in contrast to 67,535 units for an average of $247,374 on Tuesday. For the month to date an average of 100,840 shares valued at $397,948 and previously, an average of 103,494 shares valued at $410,824. December closed with an average of 568,732 units valued at $3,447,957 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 1 stock ending with the bid higher than the last selling price and 7 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended 5 cents higher at $2.55, with 1,114 stock units, CAC 2000 finished 69 cents higher at $8, with 6,528 shares, Cargo Handlers settled at $10, with 3,000 shares, Caribbean Cream ended trading at $5, with 6,000 shares, Caribbean Flavours traded at $11.50, with 500 stock units. Caribbean Producers finished trading 2 cents higher at $4.30, with 80,304 units, Consolidated Bakeries closed 70 cents higher at $2.70, with 39,666 shares, Derrimon Trading concluded trading at $7, with 34,800 shares, Express Catering ended trading at $4.50, with 13,900 shares. FosRich Group traded at $2.50, with 85,073 shares, GWest Corporation closed 1 cent higher at $2.82, with 604,000 stock units, Honey Bun ended 14 cents higher at $4.14, with 40,711 units, Iron Rock concluded trading at $2.86, with 590 shares. Jamaican Teas settled with a loss of 11 cents at $4.50, with 17,808 shares, KLE Group finished trading at $2.30, with 12,195 shares, Knutsford Express closed at $15, with 40,562 shares, Lasco Distributors ended 34 cents higher at $3.50, with 592,136 shares. Lasco Financial concluded trading with a loss of 21 cents at $5.09, with 17,282 stock units, Lasco Manufacturing finished with a loss of 8 cents at $3.40, with 103,187 units, Main Event settled with a loss of 1 cent at $5.40, with 600 shares, Medical Disposables ended trading with a loss of 5 cents at $4.95, with 3,926 shares. Paramount Trading traded with a loss of 1 cent at $3.49, with 9,400 shares and Stationery and Office finished trading at $4.80, with 16,680 stock units. In the junior market preference segment, Eppley 9.5% finished at $7.20, with 100 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Junior Market slips again

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The Junior Market Index fell at the close of trading on Tuesday, easing 11.64 points to close at 2,717.55, in a moderate trading session of an exchange of 1,755,909 units valued at $6,431,725 compared to 1,326,412 units valued at $4,542,759 from 21 securities changing hands on Monday.
Market activity ended with 26 securities changing hands, with gains in the prices of 5 securities, declines in 10 with 6 closing unchanged.
Trading ended with an average of 67,535 units for an average of $247,374 in contrast to 63,162 units for an average of $216,322 on Monday. For the month to date an average of 103,494 shares valued at $410,824 and previously, an average of 107,489 shares valued at $428,985. December closed with an average of 568,732 units valued at $3,447,957 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 1 stock ending with the bid higher than the last selling price and 5 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial closed 1 cent higher at $42.01, with 304 shares, AMG Packaging ended at a 52 weeks’ low with a loss of 5 cents to $2.50, with 10,174 stock units, CAC 2000 finished with a loss of 89 cents at $7.31, trading 6,000 shares, Cargo Handlers settled at $10, with 900 shares, Caribbean Cream ended trading with a loss of 77 cents at $5, with 22,000 shares. Caribbean Producers fell 9 cents to end at $4.28, with 95,000 units, Derrimon Trading concluded trading at $7, with 5,000 shares, Eppley settled at $11, with 200 units changing hands, Express Catering declined 35 cents to $4.50, with 234,900 shares. FosRich Group traded at $2.50, with 369,544 shares, General Accident finished trading with a loss of 30 cents at $2.50, with 493,216 shares, GWest Corporation closed with a loss of 9 cents at $2.81, with 14,033 stock units, Honey Bun ended at $4, with 12,000 units. Iron Rock concluded trading at $2.86, with 1,460 shares, ISP Finance finished 2 cents higher at $12.08, with 48,000 shares, Jamaican Teas settled 7 cents higher at $4.61, with 11,444 shares, Jetcon Corporation ended trading 40 cents higher at $4.95, with 119,005 stock units. Key Insurance traded at $3.50, with 9,102 units, Knutsford Express closed at $15, with 690 shares, Lasco Distributors ended at $3.16, with 246,507 shares, Lasco Financial concluded trading with a loss of 10 cents at $5.30, with 4,941 stock units. Lasco Manufacturing finished at $3.48, with 1,000 units, Medical Disposables ended trading at $5, with 1,600 shares, Stationery and Office finished trading with a loss of 10 cents at $4.80, with 30,000 stock units and tTech ended at $6.38, with 17,984 shares. In the junior market preference segment, Derrimon Trading closed at $2.15, with 905 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Junior Market index falls again – Monday

The Junior Market Index fell at the close of trading on Monday, falling points to close at 2,729.19, following gains in the prices of 5 securities, declines in 10 with prices 6 closing unchanged.
Trading ended with 21 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 1,326,412 units valued at $4,542,759 compared to 3,580,303 units valued at $11,760,975 from 23 securities trading on Friday.
Trading ended with an average of 63,162 units for an average of $216,322 in contrast to 155,665 units for an average of $511,347 on Friday. For the month to date an average of 107,489 shares valued at $428,985 and previously, an average of 111,860 shares valued at $449,952. December closed with an average of 568,732 units valued at $3,447,957 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 3 stocks ending with bids higher than the last selling prices and 6 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended at $2.55, with 55,936 stock units, CAC 2000 finished with a loss of 50 cents at $8.20, trading 1,791 shares, Caribbean Cream ended trading at $5.77, with 2,200 shares, Caribbean Producers finished trading 9 cents higher at $4.37, with 210,229 units, C2W Music ended at 60 cents, with 3,000 shares. Express Catering ended trading with a loss of 35 cents at $4.85, with 47,496 shares, FosRich Group lost 10 cents to end at $2.50, with 281,281 shares, General Accident finished trading with a loss of 15 cents at $2.80, after 96,000 shares changed hands, GWest Corporation fell 3 cents to $2.90, with 141,865 stock units. Honey Bun ended with a loss of 5 cents at $4, trading 10,340 units, Jamaican Teas settled with a loss of 11 cents at $4.54, exchanging 2,640 shares, Jetcon Corporation ended trading 10 cents higher at $4.55, with 51,595 stock units, Knutsford Express closed at $15, with 7,060 shares. Lasco Distributors ended with a loss of 47 cents at $3.16, with 199,976 shares, Lasco Financial concluded trading with a loss of 10 cents at $5.40, with 10,000 stock units, Lasco Manufacturing finished 13 cents higher at $3.48, with 149,634 units, Main Event settled 38 cents higher at $5.41, with 1,245 shares. Paramount Trading traded with a loss of 9 cents at $3.50, with 50,000 shares, Stationery and Office finished trading at $4.90, with 2,624 stock units and tTech ended 38 cents higher at $6.38, with 1,000 shares. In the junior market preference segment, Eppley 8.25% ended at $5.45, with 500 stock units changing hands.

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

Great period ahead for stocks

Interest rates are falling and will drive stocks higher in 2018.

Last year was a great one for Jamaican stocks but an assessment of the market suggests that 2018 could be a grand year as well with overall price gains likely to be in excess of 40 percent.
Based on projected earnings for 2018, the average PE ratio suggests that the main market stock prices should grow by 26 percent and Junior Market by 36 percent. Falling interest rates could add another 20 percent to gains during the year, bringing them to be in excess of 40 percent.
Technical readings of the markets have the main market heading initially to around 390,000 points or 23 percent ahead of the December close, for the all Jamaica Index, with the junior market moving to 3,900 points, 43 percent higher than the end of 2017, before resistance sets in. Before moving much higher, the Junior Market must break through the 3,000 and 3,200 levels which were set when the market dropped after Lasco Distributors fell from the $7 level to below $4 late in 2017, helped by a fall in Lasco manufacturing.
Last year was a great one for Jamaican stocks, with 14 of the 64 ordinary shares of companies that were listed prior to the December new listings, rising 100 percent or more and 16 rising between 50 and 81 percent.
Although, the Junior and Main Market index rose just 5.3 percent at the end of the year, only 9 of the 34 listings at the end of the year recorded losses, while the main market recorded just 5 declining stocks.

Elite Diagnostics is the first 2018 IPO out of 9, that is expected this year.

Importantly, the average gains for the Junior Market is 79 percent and losses, averaging of 20 percent, for a net gain of 59 percent. The average main market stock rose 68 percent while losses averaged 22 percent, for a net of 48 percent.
2017 IPOS|The past year saw 9 new companies listing on the exchange, another 9 could list in 2018. If the trend of the 2017 IPOs with all ordinary IPO shares rising, repeats for 2018 IPOs, then investors can look forward to another round of profitable new offerings. Added to that, a number of last year’s listings should continue to deliver above average returns in 2018.
Stocks to grow in 2018| IC Insider.com projects a better performance in the Junior Market Index in 2018 than for 2017 but the main market may be challenged to deliver a similar performance. Many of the main market heavy weights will find it tough to repeat the strong gains they enjoyed in 2017, if that is the case, their impact on the market index is likely to be less than for 2017. Another factor that could make a repeat of 2017 tough, is the movement of interest rates. Last year, Treasury bill rates fell 29 percent from 6.56 percent to 4.83 percent, that level of decline, is unlikely to happen in 2018, even as some of the decline in the latter part of 2017 is yet to be fully reflected in the prices of stocks to date and should positively affect prices in 2018. IC Insider.com is forecasting rates on 182 days Treasury bill hitting 4 percent by the end of the 2018 first quarter. New listings could help move the indices in 2018, the likely impact on them is unknown at this point.

Growth in tourism is expected to directly impact a number of companies positively in 2018.

Increasing GDP| There are a number of other factors at play that are set to impact the market. Increasing employment taking place should continue in 2018 as economic activity gains momentum, this will mean more spending and increased tax collection for government. Alpart resumption of Alumina production is a big positive for the overall economy, for increased government revenues and increased demand for local goods and services, some of which are provided by listed companies. The tourism sector is enjoying strong growth, apart from increasing foreign exchange intake for the country, will have direct impact on Jamaica Producers, Dolphin Cove, Express Catering, Caribbean Producers and Sagicor X Fund. Jamaica seems to be going through a construction boom with several new buildings under construction, Caribbean Cement and Berger Paints should benefit considerably while Blue Power’s lumber segment should see improved sales from such developments.
Lower interest rates mean lower cost for many companies and revaluation of the Jamaican dollar also means lower cost but could result in lower revenues in some cases. More listing on the market means more fee income for JSE and brokerage houses, from increased trading volumes.

Junior Market index dives – Friday

Lasco Distributors traded at a 52 weeks’ intraday low of $3.08 to help contribute to the market’s fall.

The Junior Market Index fell at the close of trading on Friday, diving 40.75 points to end at 2,740.99, following gains in the prices of 11 securities, declines in 6 with prices 6 closing unchanged.
Heavily weighted, Lasco Distributors fell to a 52 weeks low of $3.08, with the average price falling by 48 cents and Main Event average price fell 59 cents and had a big impact on the movement in the index.
Trading ended with 23 securities changing hands, resulting in a sharp increase in the level of trading and ending with an exchange of 3,580,303 units valued at $11,760,975 compared to 1,545,528 units valued at $6,934,013 from 27 securities trading on Thursday.
Trading ended with an average of 155,665 units for an average of $511,347 in contrast to 57,242 units for an average of $256,815 on Thursday. For the month to date an average of 111,860 shares valued at $449,952 and previously, an average of 106,557 shares valued at $442,520. December closed with an average of 568,732 units valued at $3,447,957 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 7 stocks ending with bids higher than the last selling prices and 6 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 17 cents at a 52 weeks’ low of $2.55, with 42,770 stock units, Caribbean Flavours traded 50 cents higher at $11.50, with 1,000 stock units, Caribbean Producers finished trading with a loss of 22 cents at $4.28, in ecanging 4,536 units, C2W Music ended at 60 cents, with 53,700 shares, Derrimon Trading concluded trading at $7, with 1,500 shares. Express Catering ended trading 20 cents higher at $5.20, with 75,180 shares, FosRich Group traded with a loss of 30 cents at $2.60, with 38,803 shares, General Accident finished trading 5 cents higher at $2.95, with 1,000 shares, GWest Corporation closed at $2.93, with 112,301 stock units. Honey Bun ended at $4.05, with 25,880 units, ISP Finance finished with a loss of 44 cents at $12.06, with 100 shares, Jamaican Teas settled 15 cents higher at $4.65, with 14,255 shares, KLE Group finished trading at $2.30, with 100 shares. Knutsford Express closed 15 cents higher at $15, with 6,798 shares, Lasco Distributors ended 13 cents higher at $3.63, with 2,958,400 shares but traded at an intraday cents at a 52 weeks’ low of $3.08, Lasco Financial concluded trading 9 cents higher at $5.50, with 32,202 stock units, Lasco Manufacturing finished with a loss of 20 cents at $3.35, with 55,901 units. Main Event settled with a loss of 77 cents at $5.03, in trading 53,695 shares, Medical Disposables ended trading 5 cents higher at $5, with 500 shares, Paramount Trading traded 12 cents higher at $3.59, with 1,175 shares and Stationery and Office finished trading 1 cent higher at $4.90, with 91,557 stock units. In the junior market preference segment, Eppley 10% ended 2 cents higher at $6.02, with 100 stock units and Eppley 8.25% concluded trading with a loss of 5 cents at cents at a 52 weeks’ low of $5.45, with 8,850 units trading.

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

Junior Market index make gains – Thursday

C2W trades at a 52 weeks’ high of 60 cents on Thursday.

The Junior Market Index rose at the close of trading on Thursday, adding 15.12 points to end at 2,781.74, following gains in the prices of 9 securities, declines in 11, with prices 7 closing unchanged.
Trading ended with 27 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 1,545,528 units valued at $6,934,013.49 compared to 1,674,670 units valued at $7,052,175 from 25 securities trading on Wednesday.
Trading ended with an average of 57,242 units for an average of $256,815 in contrast to 66,987 units for an average of $282,087 on Wednesday. For the month to date an average of 106,557 shares valued at $442,520 and previously, an average of 114,726 shares valued at $473,281. December closed with an average of 568,732 units valued at $3,447,957 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 2 stocks ending with bids higher than the last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended 2 cents higher at $2.72, with 10,000 stock units trading, CAC 2000 finished with a loss of 30 cents at $8.70, with 2,504 shares, Cargo Handlers settled at $10, with 667 shares, Caribbean Cream ended trading at $5.77, with 143,000 shares, Caribbean Flavours traded at $11, with 9,000 stock units. Caribbean Producers finished trading 22 cents higher at $4.50, with 42,839 units, Consolidated Bakeries closed at $2, with 700 shares, C2W Music ended 7 cents higher at a 52 weeks’ high of 60 cents, with 4,500 shares, Derrimon Trading concluded trading at $7, with 1,000 shares. Dolphin Cove finished 5 cents higher at $17.05, with 683 stock units, Eppley shed $1 to close at $11, with 5,000 units, Express Catering ended trading 50 cents higher at $5, with 467,639 shares, FosRich Group traded 20 cents higher at $2.90, with 138,684 shares. General Accident finished trading with a loss of 5 cents at $2.90, with 15,819 shares, GWest Corporation closed with a loss of 7 cents at $2.93, with 114,014 stock units, Iron Rock concluded trading with a loss of 14 cents at $2.86, with 700 shares, Jamaican Teas settled with a loss of 50 cents at $4.50, with 101,256 shares. Jetcon Corporation ended trading 5 cents higher at $4.45, with 2,181 stock units, Key Insurance traded 40 cents higher at $3.50, with 7,139 units, Knutsford Express closed at $14.85, with 3,500 shares, Lasco Distributors ended with a loss of 20 cents at $3.50, with 269,561 shares. Lasco Financial concluded trading 3 cents higher at $5.41, with 14,094 stock units, Lasco Manufacturing finished with a loss of 4 cents at $3.55, with 21,518 units, Main Event settled with a loss of 30 cents at $5.80, with 125,387 shares, Paramount Trading traded with a loss of 11 cents at $3.47, with 7,719 shares. Stationery and Office finished trading 9 cents higher at $4.89, with 15,424 stock units and tTech fell 50 cents to end at $6, with 21,000 shares.

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

Junior Market falls again – Wednesday

CAC closed at a new high of $9 on Wednesday.

The Junior Market Index fell again at the close of trading on Wednesday but shedding just 10.87 points to 2,766.62, following decline in the prices of 8 securities, gains in 8, with prices 9 closing unchanged.
Trading ended with 25 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 1,674,670 units valued at $7,052,175 compared to 1,666,398 units valued at $6,383,021 from 24 securities trading on Tuesday.
Trading ended with an average of 66,987 units for an average of $282,087 in contrast to 69,433 units for an average of $265,959 on Tuesday. For the month to date an average of 114,726 shares valued at $473,281 and previously, an average of 123,374 shares valued at $507,918. December closed with average of 568,732 units valued at $3,447,957 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ending with bids higher than the last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial closed with a loss of $1 at $42, with 7,000 shares traded, AMG Packaging fell 22 cents to $2.70, with 500 stock units changing hands, CAC 2000 finished 30 cents higher at a 52 weeks’ high of $9, with just 100 shares being exchanged, Caribbean Cream ended trading 27 cents higher at $5.77, with 77,250 stock units, Caribbean Flavours traded with a loss of 5 cents at $11, with 1,059 units. Caribbean Producers finished trading at $4.28, with 10,200 shares, C2W Music ended 2 cents higher at $0.53, with 61,409 stock units, Eppley settled at $12, with 5,000 shares, FosRich Group traded 18 cents higher at $2.70, with 67,515 units. General Accident finished trading at $2.95, with 33,967 shares, GWest Corporation closed 13 cents higher at $3, with 225,299 shares, Honey Bun ended with a loss of 10 cents at $4.05, with 53,600 stock units, Jamaican Teas settled 50 cents higher at $5, with 314,735 shares. Jetcon Corporation ended trading with a loss of 10 cents at $4.40, with 61,220 stock units, Knutsford Express closed with a loss of 5 cents at $14.85, with 4,090 shares, Lasco Distributors ended at $3.70, with 214,857 stock units, Lasco Financial concluded trading at $5.38, with 111,614 units. Lasco Manufacturing finished with a loss of 6 cents at $3.59, with 284,452 shares, Main Event settled 10 cents higher at $6.10, with 50,704 shares, Medical Disposables ended trading with a loss of 5 cents at $4.95, with 57,181 stock units, Paramount Trading traded 53 cents higher at $3.58, with 10,500 units changing hands, Stationery and Office finished trading at $4.80, with 6,188 shares and tTech ended at $6.50, with 5,177 stock units. In the junior market preference segment, Derrimon Trading closed at $2.15, with 10,953 shares, Eppley 9.5% finished at $7.20, with 100 shares.

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

Big fall for Junior Market – Tuesday

At the close of market activities the Junior Market Index dropped 49.56 points to close at 2,777.49 as the prices of 6 securities advanced, 7 declined and 11 remained unchanged.
At the close of trading, 24 securities changed hands compared to 23 on Monday, resulting in an exchange of 1,666,398 units valued at $6,383,021 compared to 2,275,981 units valued at $9,193,941 on Monday.
Trading ended with an average of 69,433 units for an average of $265,959 in contrast to 98,956 units for an average of $399,737 on Monday. Trading month to date amounts to an average of 123,374 shares valued at $507,918 and previously, an average of 134,730 units valued at $558,856. December closed with average of 568,732 units valued at $3,447,957 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ending with bids higher than the last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial closed at $43, with 4,600 shares traded, AMG Packaging ended at $2.92, with 20,779 stock units changing hands, Cargo Handlers settled with a loss of 90 cents at $10, in exchanging 803 shares, Caribbean Flavours gained 5 cents to end at $11.05, with 4,600 units, Caribbean Producers finished trading at $4.28, with 178,383 shares. Consolidated Bakeries rose 4 cents to $2, with 100,000 shares trading, C2W Music ended at 51 cents, with 6,779 stock units, Derrimon Trading closed at $7, with 9,500 units traded, Express Catering ended trading at $4.50, with 24,765 stock units. FosRich Group traded 2 cents higher at $2.52, with 122,543 units, General Accident finished trading with a loss of 5 cents at $2.95, with 21,277 shares, GWest Corporation closed with a loss of 23 cents at $2.87, with 461,864 shares, Honey Bun ended at $4.15, with 1,160 stock units. Jamaican Teas settled with a loss of 35 cents at $4.50, with 106,755 shares, Jetcon Corporation traded with a loss of 24 cents at $4.50, exchanging 157,418 stock units, KLE Group rose 15 cents to $2.30, with 7,905 shares, Knutsford Express closed 10 cents higher at $14.90, with 527 shares. Lasco Distributors ended 15 cents higher at $3.70, with 177,800 stock units, Lasco Financial concluded trading with a loss of 1 cent at $5.38, with 152,002 units, Lasco Manufacturing finished at $3.65, with 79,533 shares, Main Event settled at $6, with 24,393 shares. Stationery and Office finished trading at $4.80, with 1,400 shares, tTech ended with a loss of 10 cents at $6.50, with 1,478 stock units and In the Junior Market preference segment, Eppley concluded trading at $7.20, with 134 units changing hands.

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