Junior Market trading climbs – Wednesday

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

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

Junior Market trading dives – Monday

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed almost unchanged on Monday, with reduced trading levels. The market inched higher by just 0.93 points to 2,978.64.
Investors exchanged 22 pushed securities down from 27 on Friday with prices of 6 rising 11 falling while 5 remained unchanged.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
Trading resulted in an exchange of 876,086 units valued at $2,653,927, compared to 2,329,925 units valued at $9,758,045, changing hands on Friday. Trading ended with an average of 39,822 units for an average of $120,633 in contrast to 86,294 units for an average of $361,409 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 100,553 valued $361,045 and previously 105,772 valued at $381,706 for each security traded. In contrast, March closed with an average of 195,942 shares valued at $777,498 for each security traded.
At the close of the market, Blue Power concluded trading of 5,000 units at $4.50, Cargo Handlers settled with a loss of 5 cents at $10.95, with an exchange of 308 shares, Caribbean Producers finished trading of 1,600 units and closed 60 cents higher at $4.80. Consolidated Bakeries closed with a loss of 5 cents at $1.95, with 1,000 shares changing hands, Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 4 cents at $2.71, in trading of 70,730 shares, Everything Fresh closed 6 cents higher at $1.55, with 294,056 stock units changing hands. Elite Diagnostic settled with a loss of 1 cent at $2.95, with 23,413 units passing through the market, Express Catering ended trading of 14,100 shares, with a loss of 74 cents at $7.06, FosRich Group traded 6,763 shares at $3.90, Fontana finished trading with a loss of 1 cent at $3.80, with 88,628 shares changing hands. General Accident closed at $3.95, with an exchange of 3,250 stock units, GWest Corporation  ended at $1.30, while trading 10,000 units, iCreate gained 5 cents to close at 85 cents, with an exchange of 16,600 shares, Indies Pharma finished with a loss of 1 cent at $3.01, with 93,095 shares crossing the exchange. Jamaican Teas  traded 8,977 units and rose 5 cents to close at $4.10,  Jetcon Corporation finished trading 3,093 shares, with a loss of 5 cents at $2.48,  Key Insurance closed 10 cents higher at $3.15, with the trading of 5,000 shares, Lasco Distributors  closed at $3.70, with an exchange of 59,681 units. Lasco Financial settled with a loss of 14 cents at $4.20, with 61,500 shares changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing ended trading of 42,460 shares, with a rise of 24 cents to $3.45, Main Event traded with 4,000 shares and lost 25 cents to end at $5 and Stationery and Office concluded trading of 62,832 shares with a loss of 1 cent at $6.75.

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

Junior Market falls over 8% for year – Friday

Junior Market stock trading.

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

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

Sea of red covers Junior Market – Tuesday

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A sea of red covered the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Tuesday as investors pushed down prices 16 securities with just 1 rising out of 25 trading, leading to the market index dropping a sharp 66.35 points, to 3,024.91.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 4 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 6 with lower offers, an indication that falling prices are likely to dominate again on Wednesday.
The market appears to have reacted efforts by investors to raise funds to go into the Wigton Windfarm share offer, but they realized far less money than they did on Monday.
Trading volume fell from Monday’s level on resulting in an exchange of 1,785,030 units valued $5,720,615 compared to 3,199,174 units valued at $8,299,261 23 securities changing hands on Monday. Trading ended with an average of 71,401 units for an average of $228,825 in contrast to 139,095 units for an average of $360,837 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 108,316 valued at $376,754 and previously 114,510 valued at $401,574 for each security traded. In contrast, March closed with an average of 195,942 shares valued at $777,498 for each security traded.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended at $2.30, in trading 156,198 stock units, Cargo Handlers settled at $10.95, with 319 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cream traded 799 shares with a loss of 20 cents to close at $5.50, Caribbean Producers lost 26 cents in closing at $4.60, with an exchange of 42,749 units. Derrimon Trading fell 30 cents to close at $2.40, while trading 38,500 shares, Dolphin Cove concluded trading of 1,000 shares at $12.50, Everything Fresh finished at $1.41, with 163,500 stock units changing hands, Elite Diagnostic settled with a loss of 19 cents at $2.91, with 63,330 units. Express Catering traded 15,617 shares with a loss of 9 cents to end at $7.90. FosRich Group exchanged with 3,958 shares at $4.30, Fontana fell 15 cents to $3.80, with an exchange of 570,776 shares, General Accident closed with a loss of 10 cents at $4.20, in the trading of 11,056 stock units, GWest Corporation ended at $1.30, with 50,901 units changing hands. Honey Bun concluded trading of 15,700 shares after losing of 20 cents to close at $3.80, iCreate lost 2 cents and closed at 98 cents, with an exchange of 118,694 shares, Indies Pharma finished with a loss of 2 cents at $3.03, with an exchange of 159,425 share. Iron Rock lost 9 cents in closing at $3.90, with 24,300 shares changing hands, Jamaican Teas  traded 62,261 units with a loss of 3 cents in ending at $3.50, Jetcon Corporation  finished trading 33,100 shares for a rise of 19 cents to close at $2.50,  Knutsford Express  lost $1.09 to close at $11.90, with an exchange of 6,786 stock units. Lasco Distributors  finished with a loss of 1 cent at $3.70, with 35,500 units changing hands, Lasco Financial  settled with a loss of 49 cents at $4.50, exchanging 58,797 shares, Lasco Manufacturing  ended trading of 115,642 shares, after falling 27 cents to close at $3.21, Main Event traded at $5.40, with 7,622 shares passing through the market and Stationery and Office concluded trading of 28,500 shares at $6.75.

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

Trading down for Junior Market – Thursday

Trading dropped more than 70 percent on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Thursday, resulting in an exchange of 1,321,507 units for just $5,378,634 compared to 3,107,329 units valued at $11,717,595 on Wednesday.
The market index gained 28.89 points to close at 3,106.52 as 25 securities changed hands with prices of 8 stocks rising, 7 declining and 10 remaining unchanged, compared with 26 securities changed hands previously.
Trading ended with an average of 52,860 units for an average of $215,145 in contrast to 119,513 units for an average of $450,677 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 105,552 valued at $411,207 and previously 122,660 shares with a value of $474,863 for each security traded. In contrast, March closed with an average of 195,942 shares valued at $777,498 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial closed at $45.50, with an exchange of 5,800 shares, AMG Packaging ended at $2.20, with 20,250 stock units changing hands, Blue Power concluded trading of just 500 units and rose 20 cents to $4.50, Cargo Handlers settled at $11, with 5,000 shares. Caribbean Producers finished trading with 1,433 units at 29 cents higher to $4.99, Consolidated Bakeries closed at $2, with an exchange of 87,701 shares, Derrimon Trading ended at $2.60, with 15,000 shares changing hands, Everything Fresh finished trading 41,194 stock units at $1.45, Express Catering ended trading 95,224 shares with a loss of 25 cents to close at $7.75. FosRich Group ended with a loss of 10 cents at $3.90, with 13,174 shares changing hands, Fontana finished trading 511,481 shares, with a loss of 5 cents to close at $4,  General Accident  closed 30 cents higher at $4.50, with an exchange of 200 stock units, GWest Corporation  ended at $1.50, with 10,000 units trading. Honey Bun traded 259,350 shares, and rose 18 cents to end at $4.18, iCreate lost 1 cent and closed at $1, with an exchange of 44,410 shares. Indies Pharma finished with a loss of 5 cents at $3.05, with an exchange of 58,280 shares, Iron Rock  settled at $3.99, with 1,714 shares changing hands, Jamaican Teas traded 11,475 units at $4.10. Jetcon Corporation  finished trading 5 cents higher at $2.90, with an exchange of 40,467 shares, Knutsford Express  concluded trading of 270 stock units, with a loss of 60 cents in closing at $12.10,  Lasco Distributors  finished 8 cents higher at $3.80, with an exchange of 1,166 units, Lasco Financial  settled at $4.50, trading 6,760 shares. Lasco Manufacturing ended trading of 76,687 shares at 15 cents higher to $3.55, Main Event traded 3,971 shares with a loss of 5 cents to end at $5.40 and Medical Disposables gained 40 cents to close at $8, with 10,000 stock units changing hands.

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

Trading rises on Junior Market – Wednesday

Junior Market stock trading.

Trading picked up on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Wednesday, resulting in an exchange of 3,107,329 units valued at $11,717,595 compared to 1,594,633 units valued at $6,823,033 on Tuesday.
The market index dived 43.58 points to close at 3,077.63 as 26 securities changed hands with prices of 7 stocks rising, 10 declining and 9 remaining unchanged, compared with 23 securities changed hands previously.
Trading ended with an average of 119,513 units for an average of $450,677 in contrast to 69,332 units for an average of $296,654 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 122,660 valued at $474,863 and previously 124,264 units valued at $487,194. In contrast, March closed with an average of 195,942 shares valued at $777,498 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 2 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial traded 14,046 shares at $45.50, AMG Packaging ended 4 cents higher at $2.20, with an exchange of 5,000 stock units, CAC 2000 finished with a loss of 3 cents at $9, with the swapping of 23,674 shares, Caribbean Producers traded 58,978 units, with a loss of 29 cents at $4.70. Consolidated Bakeries closed with a loss of 9 cents at $2, with 52,535 shares changing hands, Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 5 cents at $2.60, while trading 181,518 shares, Everything Fresh finished 5 cents higher at $1.45, with 46,797 stock units changing hands. Elite Diagnostic settled with a loss of 14 cents at $3.02, with an exchange of 3,730 units, Express Catering ended trading of 51,100 shares at $8, FosRich Group traded with a loss of 40 cents at $4, with 7,484 shares, Fontana finished trading at $4.05, with 66,924 shares. General Accident closed with a loss of 30 cents at $4.20, with 93,750 stock units changing hands, GWest Corporation ended 10 cents higher at $1.50, trading 26,782 units, Honey Bun concluded trading with 300 shares at $4, iCreate closed at $1.01, with an exchange of 102,200 shares. Indies Pharma ended at $3.10, with 23,500 shares changing hands, Iron Rock  settled 1 cent higher at $3.99, with an exchange of 1,400 shares, Jamaican Teas  traded 1,000 units for an increase of 10 cents to close at $4.10. Jetcon Corporation  finished trading 6,210 shares with a rise of 5 cents to $2.85,  Key Insurance  closed with a loss of 15 cents at $3, with 4,000 shares changing hands,
Lasco Distributors
finished 2 cents higher at $3.72, with an exchange of 193,890 units. Lasco Financial  traded 16,000 shares with a loss of 2 cents to end at $4.50, Lasco Manufacturing  ended trading with a loss of 25 cents at $3.40, while exchanging 2,015,333 shares, Main Event  traded 7,248 shares at $5.45, Paramount Trading  closed at $2.50, with 100 units changing hands and  Stationery and Office concluded trading with 103,830 shares at $6.75.

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

Trading drops on Junior Market – Tuesday

Main market volume contracts.

The Junior Market lost momentum on Tuesday with an exchange of 1,594,633 units at $6,823,033 compared to 4,742,829 units valued at $18,023,858 on Monday, as 23 securities changed hands, versus 28 previously.
The market index slipped 7.23 points to 3,121.21 as the prices of 9 stocks rose, 7 declined and 7 remained unchanged.
Trading ended with an average of 69,332 units for an average of $296,654 in contrast to 169,387 units for an average of $643,709 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 124,264 valued at $487,194. In contrast, March closed with an average of 195,942 shares valued at $777,498 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 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 at $45.50, with an exchange of 7,807 shares, AMG Packaging ended 1 cent higher at $2.16, with 5,000 stock units changing hands, Blue Power concluded trading of 72,817 units, with a loss of 20 cents in closing at $4.30, Cargo Handlers settled at $11, in trading 1,500 shares. Caribbean Producers finished trading of 41,150 units with a rise of 19 cents to end $4.99, Consolidated Bakeries closed 4 cents higher at $2.09, with an exchange of 2,448 shares, Derrimon Trading ended at $2.65, with an exchange of 16,113 shares, Everything Fresh finished with a loss of 5 cents at $1.40, trading 244,900 stock units. Elite Diagnostic settled with a rise of 16 cents at $3.16, in trading 1,000 units, Express Catering swapped 33,377 shares after rising 20 cents higher at $8, FosRich Group traded 4,777 shares, in rising 65 cents higher to $4.40, Fontana finished trading at $4.05, with 770,452 shares, Honey Bun concluded trading at $4, with 34,550 shares. iCreate rose 1 cent to close at $1.01, with an exchange of 6,590 shares. Iron Rock settled with a loss of 1 cent at $3.98, trading 5,000 shares, Jamaican Teas  traded 12,224 units and rose 10 cents higher to $4,  Jetcon Corporation traded 17,185 shares, at $2.80,  Key Insurance  closed at $3.15, with 1,000 shares changing hands. Lasco Distributors finished with a loss of 19 cents at $3.70, with an exchange of 61,905 units, Lasco Manufacturing ended trading with 16,413 shares and closed 10 cents higher at $3.65,  Main Event  traded with a loss of 6 cents at $5.45, with 650 shares crossing through the exchange. SSL Venture Capital  ended with a loss of 5 cents at $1.65, with an exchange of 2,670 shares and Stationery and Office lost 5 cents to close at $6.75, with 235,105 shares changing hands.

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

Junior Market strong buy signals

Fosrich traded 4 million shares on Monday.

The Junior Market opened the second quarter positively in keeping with technical indicators suggesting that a major change in direction is coming soon with the market getting support from a triple bottom and wedge shape formation.
The market index jumped 36.42 points to 3,128.44 as the prices of 8 stocks rose, 10 declined and 10 remained unchanged.  At the close of trading, 28 securities changed hands, versus 29 on Friday.
Market activities on Monday saw a 40 percent increase in the day’s volume to 4,742,829 units valued 18 percent higher at $18,023,858, compared to 3,378,621 units for $15,299,931 on Friday. The increase in trading was due to 4 million units of FosRich Group shares.
Trading ended with an average of 169,387 units at $643,709 for each security traded, in contrast to 116,504 units at $527,584 on Friday. In contrast, March closed with an average of 195,942 shares valued at $777,498 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 3 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 7 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial lost 50 cents to end at $45.50, exchanging 5,937 shares, AMG Packaging ended at $2.15, with 31,850 stock units changing hands, Blue Power traded 85,320 units with a loss of 10 cents at $4.50, Cargo Handlers fell 6 cents to close at $11, with an exchange of 22,000 shares. Caribbean Cream ended trading with 10,100 shares after falling 1 cent to close at $5.54, Caribbean Producers rose 3 cents to $4.80, trading 51,100 units, Consolidated Bakeries closed 6 cents higher at $2.05, with 50,000 shares changing hands, Derrimon Trading closed at $2.65, with an exchange of 5,800 shares, Dolphin Cove concluded trading with 1,369 shares at $13.99. Everything Fresh finished with a loss of 6 cents at $1.45, with 109,500 stock units changing hands, Elite Diagnostic settled at $3, with 5,400 units crossing through the exchange, Express Catering ended trading of 900 shares 20 cents higher at $7.80, FosRich Group traded 4,014,634 shares with a loss of 25 cents at $3.75. Fontana finished trading of 110,105 shares, at $4.05, General Accident closed at $4.50, with 100 stock units changing hands, Honey Bun ended trading of 9,197 shares, with a loss of 24 cents at $4, iCreate shed 1 cent to close at $1, with an exchange of 29,530 shares. Indies Pharma finished 1 cent higher at $3.10, with an exchange of 16,923 shares, Jamaican Teas  traded 12,654 units to close at $3.90,  Jetcon Corporation  finished trading with 1,950 shares at $2.80, Lasco Distributors  finished 4 cents higher at $3.89, with 51,810 units changing hands, Lasco Financial  settled 2 cents higher at $4.52, in exchanging 100 shares. Lasco Manufacturing  ended trading of 7,000 shares with a loss of 5 cents at $3.55,  Main Event  traded 55,300 shares at $5.51,  Paramount Trading  closed 20 cents higher at $2.50, with 1,000 units changing hands. Stationery and Office concluded trading with 8,250 shares at $6.80 and tTech settled with a loss of 50 cents at $5.50, with an exchange of 15,000 stock units. In the junior market preference segment, Derrimon Trading 9% ended 3 cents higher at $1.98, with 30,000 stock units changing hands.

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

Lasco dominates Junior Market – Thursday

Lasco Manufacturing traded 10 million shares on Junior Market on Thursday, accounting for 89 percent of the day’s volume that saw 11,336,686 units changing hands at $37,683,562, compared to 6,366,628 units valued at $24,922,045, changing hands on Wednesday.
At the close of trading, 28 securities changed hands, the same as Wednesday. The market index rose 21.66 points to close at 3,112.32 as the prices of 10 securities rose, 8 declined and 7 remained unchanged.
Trading ended with an average of 404,882 units for an average of $1,345,842 in contrast to 227,380 units for an average of $890,073 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 200,568 shares valued at $792,051 compared to 188,396 shares valued at $759,059 on the previous day. In contrast, February closed with an average of 235,225 units valued at $679,790 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 3 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial closed at $46.60, with 1,605 shares changing hands, Blue Power concluded trading of 40,500 units, at $4.60, CAC 2000 finished with a loss of 41 cents at $12, with an exchange of 2,500 shares, Cargo Handlers settled 20 cents higher at $13, with the trading of 756 shares. Caribbean Producers finished trading 20,856 units at $4.60, Consolidated Bakeries closed 19 cents higher at $1.99, with 22,000 shares changing hands, Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 1 cent at $2.74, exchanging 36,270 shares, Everything Fresh gained 1 cent in closing at $1.51, trading 164,261 stock units. Elite Diagnostic settled with a loss of 10 cents at $3, with an exchange of 33,100 units, Express Catering ended trading with 4,961 shares after a loss of 20 cents at $7.80, FosRich Group traded with a loss of 30 cents at $4, with 83,394 shares changing hands, Fontana finished trading 418,247 shares, at $4.05. GWest Corporation  ended 15 cents higher at $1.45, in trading 16,715 units, Honey Bun  traded 7,800 shares at $4.25,  iCreate closed at $1, with an exchange of 29,500 shares, Indies Pharma finished with a loss of 3 cents at $3.09, with 235,659 shares changing hands, Iron Rock settled 5 cents higher at $3.55, with an exchange of 34,709 shares. Jamaican Teas  traded just 6,334 units at $3.90,  Jetcon Corporation finished trading 2,744 shares, for a rise of 39 cents to $3,  Knutsford Express fell 1 cent in closing at $11.90, with 2,998 stock units crossing through the exchange, Lasco Distributors  finished 19 cents higher at $3.89, with 65,017 units changing hands. Lasco Financial settled 3 cents higher at $4.55, exchanging 13,212 shares. Lasco Manufacturing  ended trading with 10,052,000 shares and rose 10 cents to $3.30,  Main Event  traded 2,141 shares at $5.50, Medical Disposables finished trading with a loss of 40 cents at $7.60, with the swapping of 7,707 stock units. Paramount Trading closed at $2.30, with 6,000 units changing hands, SSL Venture Capital ended at $1.70, with an exchange of 1,377 shares and tTech settled 50 cents higher at $6, as 24,323 stock units changed hands.

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

Junior Market trading jumps – Wednesday

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

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