Big fall for Junior Market  – Tuesday

Key Insurance in another big trade.

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Tuesday with 22 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 11,662,775 units valued at $43,945,611 as Key Insurance traded 9.5 million units. On Monday just 843,267 units valued at $2,847,021 traded from 26 securities.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 4 securities advanced, 11 declined and 7 remained unchanged leading the Junior Market Index to dive 82.86 points to close at 3,187.17.
Trading ended with an average of 530,126 units for an average of $1,997,528 in contrast to 32,433 units for an average of $109,501 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 195,380 units valued at $677,394 and previously 177,719 units valued at $607,746. October, ended with an average of 69,421 units valued at $347,455 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 4 with lower offers.
 At the close of the market, Access Financial closed with a loss of $2.50 at $49.50, with 81,323 shares changing hands, AMG Packaging ended at $1.89, with an exchange of 2,100 stock units, Blue Power concluded trading of 807 units and rose 45 cents to $5.45, Caribbean Producers finished trading with a loss of 9 cents at $5.40, with 500 units, Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 10 cents at $2.85, with 183,100 shares changing hands. Elite Diagnostic finished 5 cents higher at $3.05, trading 70,455 stock units, Eppley settled at $9.10, with an exchange of 298 units, Everything Fresh traded 368,432 shares after falling 10 cents and closed at an all-time low of $1.50, Express Catering ended trading of 48,905 shares, with a loss of 50 cents at $8, FosRich Group traded 54,955 shares and rose 10 cents to close at $4. General Accident finished trading of 13,917 shares with a loss of 2 cents at $3.50, Indies Pharma traded 68,298 shares in closing at $3, Jamaican Teas settled at $4, trading 1,294 shares, Jetcon Corporation ended trading with a loss of 4 cents at $3.75, with 26,843 stock units changing hands, Key Insurance traded 9,535,317 units with a loss of 55 cents to end at $3.45. Lasco Distributors ended at $3.80, with 1,016,500 shares changing hands, Lasco Financial concluded trading with an exchange of 87,215 stock units after falling 40 cents to $4.85, Lasco Manufacturing finished trading 58,277 units at $3.50, Main Event settled 10 cents higher at $6.10, with an exchange of 7,226 shares. Paramount Trading dropped 82 cents to end at $2.15, with 25,000 shares trading, SSL Venture Capital traded 9,823 shares to end at $1.80 and Stationery and Office finished trading of 2,190 stock units with a loss of 8 cents to close at $9.40.

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

Gains for Junior Market

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange reverted to more normal levels on Monday, with 26 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 843,267 units valued at $2,847,021, compared to 37,359,775 units valued at $87,094,646 from 23 securities trading on Friday.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 9 securities advanced, 8 declined and 9 remained unchanged. The Junior Market Index advanced by 35.07 points to close at 3,270.03.
Trading ended with an average of 32,433 units for an average of $109,501 in contrast to 1,624,338 units for an average of $3,786,724 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 177,719 units valued at $607,746 and previously 187,380 units valued at $640,878. October, ended with an average of 69,421 units valued at $347,455 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 10 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, CAC 2000 finished 90 cents higher at $16.90, with 30,179 shares changing hands, Cargo Handlers settled with a loss of 10 cents at $12.90, trading 500 shares, Caribbean Cream ended trading 1,430 shares with a loss of 50 cents to close at $5.50, Caribbean Producers finished trading with a loss of 1 cent at $5.49, with an exchange of 29,676 units, Consolidated Bakeries closed with a loss of 15 cents at $2.15, with 550 shares changing hands. Dolphin Cove concluded trading at $16, with 3,000 shares, Elite Diagnostic finished at $3, trading 40,896 stock units, Eppley settled 5 cents higher at $9.10, with an exchange of 103 units, Everything Fresh traded 402,623 shares after falling 10 cents and closed at $1.60, Express Catering ended trading 55 cents higher at $8.50, with 32,300 shares changing hands. FosRich Group traded 100,618 shares, at $3.90, General Accident finished trading 50 cents higher at $3.52, with an exchange of 59,500 shares, GWest Corporation closed with a loss of 20 cents at $1.70, with 16,311 stock units changing hands, Honey Bun ended with a loss of 15 cents at $4, trading 100 units. Indies Pharma traded 70,958 shares in closing at $3, Jamaican Teas settled at $4, with 10,197 shares changing hands, Jetcon Corporation ended trading 11,100 stock units, at $3.79, Key Insurance traded 75 cents higher at $4, as 1,237 units changed hands, Knutsford Express closed at $11.50, with 500 shares changing hands. Lasco Distributors ended at $3.80, with an exchange of 4,500 shares, Lasco Financial concluded trading with 200 stock units and rose 15 cents higher to end at $5.25, Lasco Manufacturing finished 25 cents higher at $3.50, swapping 18,439 units, Main Event gained 10 cents to end at $6, with 750 shares changing hands. Medical Disposables ended trading with 2,600 shares at $6.20, SSL Venture Capital traded 3,500 shares and gained 1 cent to end at $1.80 and Stationery and Office finished trading with a loss of 52 cents at $9.48, with 1,500 stock units changing hands.

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

 

4 new entrants in IC Top 10

Seprod shares now trades at $32 each.

There are three changes to the TOP 10 main market list and one Junior Market stock. Increased prices during the week, pushed out Access Financial, Salada Foods, Stanley Motta and Scotia Group.
Medical Disposables returns to the TOP 10 Junior Market list with the price at $6.20, down from $7.50 the previous week, as it pushed out Access that rose to $52 during last week. Berger Paints and Seprod moved up modestly in price but that was not sufficient to prevent them from returning to the TOP, with other stocks rising in price during the week. Palace Amusement also returned to the TOP 10 main market list.
For the nine months to September, Seprod generated $15.50 billion in revenues, an increase of $3.36 billion or 28 percent over the similar period in 2017. Net profit for the period was $970 million, an increase of $387 million or 66 percent over 2017. Earnings per share came out at $2.03 with the third quarter rising to 85 cents from 38 cents in 2017. For the full year earnings could hit $3 per share. That should put the stock back in the $40 range before too long.
Berger Paints profit for the nine months to September was below expectations, with $9 million profit in the third quarter versus $54 million in 2017 and $43 million for the nine months to September, down sharply from $143 million in 2017. The company now enters the busiest period of the year when the bulk of income and profits are made. Last year company was closed for sales for several days for stock taking in December, resulting in lost sales and profit. The company should not suffer the same fate this year as the new owners would be aware of the problem and work at preventing same. That should result in better sales and profit than in the 2017 final quarter. In the final quarter of 2016 pretax profit was $233 million compared to just $67 million for the similar period in 2017, when the disruptions occurred.
The main market closed the week with the overall PE remains at 15.3, the PE of the Junior market is at 15.5.
The PE ratio for Junior Market Top 10 stocks average 9 and the main market PE is now 9.3.
The TOP 10 stocks now trade at an average discount of 42 percent to the average for the Junior Market Top stocks but it’s a third of what the average PE for the year is likely to be of 20 times earnings. The main market stocks trade at a discount of 39 percent to the overall market.
TOP 10 stocks are likely to deliver the best returns within a 12 months period. Stocks are selected based on projected earnings for each company’s current fiscal year. Based on an assumed PE for each, the likely gains are determined and then ranked, with the stocks with the highest potential gains ranked first followed by the rest, in descending order. Potential values will change as stock prices fluctuate and will result in movements of the selection in and out of the lists for most weeks. Earnings per share are revised on an ongoing basis based on new information received that can result in changes in and out of the list as well.

SSL Venture & Key dominate Junior Market

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Two big blocks of shares traded on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Friday, as 23 securities changed hands, resulting in an exchange of 37,359,775 units valued at $87,094,646, leading to a 3 to 1 dominance of declining to advancing stocks.
Friday’s trading was well above the level of 1,692,337 units valued at $8,566,971 from 23 securities changing hands on Thursday as SSL Venture Capital traded 24 million units and Key Insurance chipped in with 12 million shares on Friday.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 5 securities advanced, 14 declined and 4 remained unchanged, resulting in the Junior Market Index falling sharply by 44.24 points to close at 3,227.39.
Trading ended with an average of 1,624,338 units for an average of $3,786,724 in contrast to 73,580 units for an average of $372,477 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 187,380 units valued at $640,878 and previously 97,570 units valued at $444,262. October, ended with an average of 69,421 units valued at $347,455 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 1 cent at $1.89, with 2,570 stock units changing hands, Blue Power concluded trading of 2,773 units, at $5, Caribbean Flavours traded 1,000 stock units, rising by 51 cents to close at $20.01,  Caribbean Producers finished trading with a loss of 5 cents at $5.50, with an exchange of 900 units, Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 5 cents at $2.95, with 235,110 shares changing hands. Elite Diagnostic finished with a loss of 20 cents at $3, trading 67,496 stock units, Eppley settled at $9.05, with 1,000 units changing hands, Everything Fresh traded 3,925 shares after gaining 10 cents and closed at $1.70, Express Catering ended trading 86,777 shares with a loss of 15 cents in closing at $7.95, FosRich Group traded 308,909 shares for 6 cents more to close at $3.90. General Accident finished trading 200 shares, with a loss of 98 cents to end at $3.02,  Honey Bun ended activities 4 cents higher at $4.15, with 14,400 units changing hands, Indies Pharma traded 181,193 shares and lost 5 cents in closing at $3, Jamaican Teas settled with a loss of 70 cents at $4, while exchanging 5,000 shares, Jetcon Corporation ended trading with a loss of 1 cent at $3.79, with 25,695 stock units changing hands. Key Insurance lost 15 cents in closing at $3.25, with an exchange of 12,070,405 units, Lasco Distributors ended with a loss of 15 cents at $3.80, with 222,000 shares changing hands, Lasco Financial concluded trading of 31,249 stock units, at $5.10, Lasco Manufacturing finished with a loss of 25 cents at $3.25, in an exchange of 23,600 units. Main Event settled with a loss of 60 cents at $5.90, with 10,900 shares changing hands, Medical Disposables ended trading, 20 cents higher at $6.20, while exchanging 26,500 shares, SSL Venture SSL Venture Capital traded 24,025,000 shares and gained 1 cent to end at $1.79 and tTech ended market activities with a drop of $1.25 cents to $5, with 13,173 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Junior Market up again on Wednesday

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Wednesday with 25 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 611,280 units valued at $3,301,546 compared to 864,036 units valued at $3,263,089 on Tuesday from 20 securities.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 7 securities advanced, 13 declined and 5 remained unchanged as the Junior Market Index advanced by 24.50 points to close at 3,252.43.
Trading ended with an average of 24,451 units for an average of $132,062 in contrast to 43,202 units for an average of $163,154 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 99,170 units valued at $449,048 and previously 119,515 units valued at $473,813. October, ended with an average of 69,421 units valued at $347,455 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, Access Financial closed $2 higher at $52, with 20,293 shares trading, Blue Power concluded trading of 1,200 units and rose 65 cents to $5.45, CAC 2000 finished with a loss of 1 cent at $16, trading 2,062 shares, Caribbean Cream ended trading 92 cents higher at $6, with 4,065 shares, Caribbean Flavours traded with a loss of 50 cents at $19.50, in exchanging 1,100 stock units. Caribbean Producers finished trading of 24,271 units and lost 4 cents at $5.51, Consolidated Bakeries closed 30 cents higher at $2.30, trading 4,331 shares, Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 15 cents at $2.55, with 50,230 shares changing hands, Dolphin Cove concluded trading of 2,270 shares with a loss of 30 cents to close at $16. Elite Diagnostic finished 18 cents higher at $3.18, in exchanging 15,500 stock units, Everything Fresh fell 1 cent in trading a mere 2,500 shares to close at $1.77, Express Catering ended trading 2,500 shares at $7.50, FosRich Group traded 46,985 shares, with a loss of 1 cent at $3.84, Honey Bun ended at $4.11, trading 44,400 units. Indies Pharma traded 179,065 shares and fell 7 cents in closing at $2.93, Jamaican Teas settled 8 cents higher at $4.38, while trading 1,000 shares, Jetcon Corporation ended trading 500 stock units at $3.80, KLE Group finished trading of 16,639 shares at $4, Knutsford Express closed with a loss of 20 cents at $11.80, with 3,417 shares changing hands. Lasco Distributors ended trading 124,909 shares at $4, Lasco Financial concluded trading with a loss of 21 cents at $4.99, with 49,301 stock units changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing finished with a loss of 1 cent at $3.54, with 6,000 units, SSL Venture Capital traded 5.300 shares and lost 5 cents to end at $1.76 and tTech ended with a loss of 25 cents at $6.25, in exchanging 1,340 shares. In the junior market preference segment, Eppley 9.5% finished 1 cent higher at $6.01, with 2,102 shares changing hands.

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

 

Junior Market pushes higher on Tuesday

The Junior Market rose at the end of trading on Tuesday with Index to gaining 21.85 points to close at 3,227.93 on a day of moderate trades as 20 securities changed hands versus 21 on Monday.
At the close 10 securities rose, just 4 declined with 6 remaining unchanged. In moderate trading, just 864,036 units, valued $3,263,089 changed hands, well below the 5,717,296 units valued $15,894,662 that traded on Monday.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator closed with 3 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices, while 5 closed with lower offers, an indication of a bias towards declining stocks dominating on Wednesday.
Trading ended with an average of 43,202 units for an average of $163,154 in contrast to 272,252 units for an average of $756,889 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 119,515 units valued at $473,813 and previously 109,127 units valued at $494,523. October, ended with an average of 69,421 units valued at $347,455 for each security traded.
At the close of trading, Access Financial closed 50 cents higher at $50, with 500 shares changing hands, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 5 cents at $1.75, with an exchange of 42,863 stock units, Blue Power concluded trading of 34,430 units at $4.80, Caribbean Cream ended trading 6 cents higher at $5.08, with 7,000 shares changing hands, Caribbean Producers finished trading 13,500 units with a loss of 10 cents to $5.55. Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 30 cents at $2.70, exchanging 9,000 shares, Elite Diagnostic closed at $3, with 103,120 stock units changing hands, Eppley climbed $1.05 to $9.05, exchanging 750 units, Everything Fresh fell 2 cents in trading a mere 100 shares to close at $1.78, Express Catering ended trading of 24,913 shares at $7.50. FosRich Group traded 223,700 shares and rose 35 cents to $3.85, Honey Bun ended 31 cents higher at $4.11, with 17,973 units changing hands, Indies Pharma ended trading of 6,410 shares to close at $3, Jetcon Corporation ended trading 7,851 stock units at $3.80, KLE Group finished trading 500 shares 59 cents higher at $4. Knutsford Express closed at $12, with 1,000 shares changing hands, Lasco Distributors ended 5 cents higher at $4, $2, in exchanging 48,328 shares, Lasco Financial concluded trading 20 cents higher at $5.20, swapping 600 stock units, Lasco Manufacturing finished 15 cents higher at $3.55, with $2, with an exchange of 296,410 units and Medical Disposables ended trading with a loss of $1.50 to close at $6, with 25,088 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Dominant Derrimon in Monday trading

Happy shopper at one of Derrimon owned supermarket

Derrimon Trading enjoyed a good day of trading on the Junior Market on Monday with 5 million shares exchanged with the price rising 40 cents by the close, but the market slipped at the close.
At the close just 21 securities traded versus 23 on Friday with 7 rising, 9 declining and 5 remaining unchanged, leading the market Index to fall 2.31 points to close at 3,206.08 after it rose as much as 27 points in early morning trading. The big trade in Derrimon’s stock, pushed the volume to 5,717,296 units valued $15,894,662, well ahead of the 956,921 units that traded valued at $3,959,209 on Friday.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator closed with 4 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices, while 6 closed with lower offers, an indication of a bias towards declining stocks dominating on Tuesday.
Trading ended with an average of 272,252 units for an average of $756,889 in contrast to 41,605 units for an average of $172,139 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 109,127 units valued at $494,523 and previously 101,813 units valued at $501,965. October ended with an average of 69,421 units valued at $347,455 for each security traded.
At the close of trading, CAC 2000 finished $1 higher at $17, while a mere 131 shares were traded, Caribbean Flavours traded 3,000 stock units at $20, Caribbean Producers finished trading with a loss of 10 cents at $5.65, with 13,414 units, Consolidated Bakeries closed at $2, exchanging 500 shares, Derrimon Trading ended 40 cents higher at $3, with an exchange of 5,019,628 shares. Elite Diagnostic finished with a loss of 20 cents at $3, trading 112,035 stock units, Everything Fresh fell 20 cents in trading 11,962 shares to close at $1.80, Express Catering ended trading 4,121 shares, gaining 1 cent to $7.50, FosRich Group traded with a loss of 34 cents at $3.50, with 61,796 shares changing hands, Honey Bun ended with a loss of 20 cents at $3.80, with an exchange of 1,201 units. Indies Pharma fell 5 cents and ended trading 186,468 shares to close at $3, Iron Rock concluded trading of 5,000 shares with a loss of 1 cent to close at $3.50, Jamaican Teas settled with a loss of 8 cents at $4.30, exchanging 560 shares, Jetcon Corporation ended trading 12,500 stock units at $3.80, Lasco Distributors ended 15 cents higher at $3.95, trading 11,105 shares. Lasco Financial concluded trading 21,500 stock units with a loss of 5 cents to end at $5, Lasco Manufacturing lost 4 cents to close at $3.40, trading 2,000 units, Main Event settled 95 cents higher at $6.50, with 8,021 shares changing hands, SSL Venture Capital traded 2,500 shares and added 6 cents to end at $1.81 and Stationery and Office finished trading 31,854 stock units and closed 2 cents higher at $10. In the junior market preference segment, Derrimon Trading ended at $2.15 trading 208,000 stock units.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Access & Iron Rock back into IC Top 10

Thee are no change to the TOP 10 main market list. The Junior Market has two changes with Iron Rock Insurance and Access Financial returning to the TOP 10, while Stationery and Office Supplies (SOS) and Dolphin Cove moved out.
IC Insider.com lowered the earnings per share for the two that moved out, based on the most recent release of interim results. In addition, SOS moved up in price following the release of nine months results.
Last week’s big new the entry, Scotia Group moved from $50 to close at $55.95 and now awaits the full year results which be out soon, for more direction. Based on IC Insider.com forecast Scotia is set to earn around $4.60 for the 2018 year to October with the PE at just 11 times earnings.
Earnings for General Accident have been adjusted down to 40 cents per share with the latest results now out, but it still holds on to the TOP 10.
The main market closed the week with the overall PE remains at 15.3, the PE of the Junior market is at 15.6 from the prior week.
The PE ratio for Junior Market Top 10 stocks average 9.4 and the main market PE is now 9.7.
The TOP 10 stocks now trade at an average discount of 40 percent to the average for the Junior Market Top stocks but it’s a third of what the average PE for the year is likely to be of 20 times earnings. The main market stocks trade at a discount of 37 percent to the overall market.
TOP 10 stocks are likely to deliver the best returns within a 12 months period. Stocks are selected based on projected earnings for each company’s current fiscal year. Based on an assumed PE for each, the likely gains are determined and then ranked, with the stocks with the highest potential gains ranked first followed by the rest, in descending order. Potential values will change as stock prices fluctuate and will result in movements of the selection in and out of the lists for most weeks. Earnings per share are revised on an ongoing basis based on new information received that can result in changes in and out of the list as well.

Junior Market jumps 34 points – Friday

The Junior Market Index advanced by 34.58 points to close at 3,208.39 at the close on Friday as 23 securities traded versus 28 on Thursday with 6 stocks rising, 10 declining and 7 remaining unchanged.
At the close, investors exchanged 956,921 units valued at $3,959,209 compared to 1,426,982 units valued at $5,935,222 on Thursday.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator closed Friday with 3 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices, while 3 closed with lower offers.
Trading ended with an average of 41,605 units for an average of $172,139 in contrast to 50,964 units for an average of $211,972 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 101,813 units valued at $501,965 and previously 101,813 units valued at $501,965. October, ended with an average of 69,421 units valued at $347,455 for each security traded.
At the close of trading, AMG Packaging gained 5 cents to end at $1.80, trading 15,810 stock units, Blue Power concluded trading 19,170 units at $4.80, CAC2000 finished trading at $16, while exchanging 20,200 shares, Caribbean Cream ended trading of 19,950 shares, with a loss of 98 cents at $5.02, Caribbean Producers finished trading with a loss of 25 cents at $5.75, in exchanging 18,630 units. Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 10 cents at $2.60, with 96,381 shares changing hands. Everything Fresh rose 20 cents in trading 73,762 shares to close at $1.80, Express Catering ended trading 117,837 shares, with a loss of 6 cents at $7.49, FosRich Group lost 2 cents to end at $3.84, with 43,049 shares changing hand, General Accident finished trading 1,000 shares at $4. Honey Bun ended 2 cents higher at $4, with 8,781 units changing hands, Indies Pharma fell 5 cents and ended trading 20,039 shares to close at $3, Jamaican Teas settled 48 cents higher at $4.38, trading 14,000 shares, Jetcon Corporation traded 78,210 stock units, but fell 20 cents to $3.80, Key Insurance traded 200 units with a loss of 9 cents at $3.16. Knutsford Express closed at $12, with 13,000 shares changing hands, Lasco Distributors lost 20 cents to close at $3.80, in an exchange of 60,406 shares, Lasco Financial concluded trading of 60,000 stock units at 4 cents higher at $5.05, Lasco Manufacturing gained 24 cents to $3.44, with 11,568 units changing hands. Medical Disposables ended trading at $7.50, with 2,123 shares SSL Venture Capital traded 4,599 shares and lost 1 cent to end at $1.75 and Stationery and Office traded 16,206 shares at $9.98. In the junior market preference segment, Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 36 cents at $2.15, with 242,000 shares changing hands.

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

9 Junior Market stocks rose 6 fell – Thursday

Investors brushed aside the less than spectacular results of a number of Junior Market companies and drove the majority of stocks higher at the close of trading on Thursday with 9 stocks rising, 6 declining and 13 remaining unchanged as 28 securities traded versus 25 on Wednesday.
At the close, the market Index lost 12.58 points to close at 3,173.81, with an exchange of 1,426,982 shares valued at $5,935,222, compared to 3,017,657 units valued at $9,935,529 on  Wednesday.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator closed Thursday with 3 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices, while 2 closed with lower offers.
Trading ended with an average of 50,964 units for an average of $211,972 in contrast to 120,706 units for an average of $397,421 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 101,813 units valued at $501,965 and previously 108,057 units valued at $537,578. October, ended with an average of 69,421 units valued at $347,455 for each security traded.
At the close of trading, Access Financial closed at $49.50, with 5,027 shares changing hands, Blue Power concluded trading with a loss of 69 cents to close at $4.80, with 6,230 units, CAC2000 closed at $16, trading 6,000 shares, Caribbean Cream ended trading of 21,255 shares at $6, Caribbean Producers finished trading 49 cents higher at $6, with 28,021 units changing hands. Consolidated Bakeries closed trading of 13,636 shares at $2, Derrimon Trading ended at $2.70, in exchanging 102,629 shares, Dolphin Cove rose $1.50 higher to $16.30, swapping 2,200 shares, Elite Diagnostic finished with a loss of 10 cents at $3.20, with 50,984 stock units trading. Everything Fresh lost 15 cents in trading 140,457 shares to close at of all-time low of $1.60, Express Catering ended trading at $7.55, with 112,354 shares, FosRich Group traded 46 cents higher at $3.86, with 26,616 shares, GWest Corporation closed at $1.90, with 2,550 stock units trading, Honey Bun ended 47 cents higher at $3.98, exchanging 10,900 units. Indies Pharma ended trading 20,357 shares to close at $3.05, Jamaican Teas settled at $3.90, with 21,126 shares, Jetcon Corporation ended trading 312,323 stock units, with a loss of 50 cents at $4, KLE Group finished trading of 104,000 shares, with a loss of 59 cents at $3.41, Knutsford Express closed at $12, exchanging 3,933 shares. Lasco Distributors ended at $4, swapping 104,153 shares, Lasco Financial concluded trading of 124,755 stock units to close 16 cents higher at $5.01, Lasco Manufacturing finished 2 cents higher at $3.20, with 173,000 units having been exchanged, Medical Disposables ended trading 592 shares, with a loss of 15 cents at $7.50, SSL Venture Capital traded 1,900 shares at $1.76 and Stationery and Office finished trading 301 stock units and rose 48 cents higher to $9.98. In the junior market preference segment, CAC2000 9.5% closed 16 cents higher at $1.16, with a mere 110 shares changing hands, Eppley 8.25% concluded trading of 100 units in gaining 29 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ high of at $6.35 and Eppley 9.5% finished at $6, with 31,473 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.