Elite Diagnostics shares jump 52%

Heavily oversubscribed Initial Public Issue, Elite Diagnostics rose $1.03 for a 52 percent gain from the IPO price, to close at $3.03 after trading as high as $3.40, as a total of 2,520,373 shares were exchanged on the Junior Market, on Wednesday.
Elsewhere, GWest dropped to $2.50 following investors’ reaction to the results for the December quarter that showed a loss of $48 million and $76 million for the nine months. The results are in line with the company’s forecast in the prospectus of $111 million for the full year so it is interesting that investors are now reacting negatively to the numbers after they traded in heavy volumes after it listed in December as high as $4. GWest closed with a weak bid to buy just 5,000 units at $2.16.

GWest dropped to $2.50 after reporting a loss for the nine months to December.

Caribbean Cream traded at a 52 weeks’ low of $4.65 but stockbroker, Stocks and Securities posted a bid to 6.4 million units at $5.99 and the price moved up to close at $5.99.  Unconfirmed report is that the company is in takeover talks for an entity that is in similar field to it.
The Junior Market index advanced 7.61 points to close at 2,891.29 on Wednesday, as the prices of 9 securities advanced, 7 declined and 7 remained unchanged.
The market closed with 23 securities changing hands compared to 18 securities trading on Tuesday, but the level of trading fell sharply with just 4,892,740 shares valued at $17,902,241 trading, with 24,250,087 shares valued at $100,904,262 securities changing hands.
Trading ended with an average of 212,728 units for an average of $778,358 down from an average of 1,347,227 units for an average of $5,605,792 on Tuesday. An average of 282,425 units, averaging $1,699,526 traded, and previously 806,402 units at an average value of $1,779,476. In contrast, January closed with an average of 122,386 shares, valued at $489,704 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 6 stocks ending with the bid higher than the last selling price and 4 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial closed with a loss of 2 cents at $45, trading 5,000 shares, AMG Packaging ended at $2.10, with 205,479 stock units, Blue Power concluded trading $1.02 higher at $34.87, with 10,000 units, CAC 2000 finished at $9.99, with 1,863 shares, Cargo Handlers settled at $10.90, with 3,027 shares. Caribbean Cream ended trading $1.09 higher at $5.99, with 195,881 shares, Derrimon Trading concluded trading 15 cents higher at $7.15, with 1,000 shares, Eppley settled at $10.50, with 300 units, FosRich Group traded with a loss of 1 cent at $2.50, with 327,958 shares. General Accident finished trading 5 cents higher at $2.85, with 163,298 shares, GWest Corporation closed with a loss of 24 cents at $2.50, with 5,400 stock units, Honey Bun ended at $5.25, with 14,273 units, Jamaican Teas settled at $4.50, with 1,444 shares. Jetcon Corporation ended trading at $4.60, with 100 stock units, Knutsford Express closed at $13.10, with 4,285 shares, Lasco Distributors ended with a loss of 10 cents at $4.40, with 1,232,072 shares, Lasco Financial concluded trading with a loss of 20 cents at $5, with 19,707 stock units. Lasco Manufacturing finished with a loss of 5 cents at $4.40, with 66,248 units, Main Event settled 74 cents higher at $6.50, with 4,899 shares, Stationery and Office finished trading with a loss of 34 cents at $5.06, with 96,695 stock units and tTech ended 40 cents higher at $5.40, with 11,507 shares. In the junior market preference segment, Eppley 9.5% concluded trading 5 cents higher at $7.25, with 1,931 units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Junior Market in sharp drop – Monday

CAC closed at a new high on Monday.

The Junior Market suffered a sharp 2 percent drop with the index shedding 59.56 points to close at 2,871.76 on Monday, as the prices of 7 securities advanced, 9 declined and 4 remained unchanged.
The market closed with 20 securities changing hands, resulting in 6,699,330 shares valued at $22,327,925 trading, compared to 8 securities trading on Friday with 3,826,595 shares valued at $11,225,879 securities changing hands.
Trading ended with an average of 334,967 units for an average of $1,116,396 in contrast to 212,589 units for an average of $582,881 on Friday. An average of 211,318 units at an average value of $1,500,635 traded, and previously 200,424 units at an average value of $1,534,489. In contrast, January closed with an average of 122,386 shares, valued at $489,704 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 6 stocks ending with the bid higher than the last selling price and 3 with lower offers.
The market will have Elite Diagnostics trading for the first time on Tuesday, following the heavy over subscription of the Initial public issue.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended 10 cents higher at $2.10, with 3,023,130 stock units, Blue Power dropped 79 cents to end trading at $33.01, with 3,500 units, CAC 2000 gained 94 cents to close at an all time high of $9.99, with 935 shares, Cargo Handlers settled at $10.90, with 1,000 shares, Caribbean Cream ended trading with a loss of 20 cents at $5, after 3,715 shares changed hands. Caribbean Producers finished trading 20 cents higher at $4.40, with 1,280 units, Derrimon Trading fell 50 cents to $7, with 8,337 shares, Dolphin Cove finished with a loss of $2.50 at $16, and 6,835 stock units traded, Express Catering fell 10 cents to $4.60, with 10,000 shares. FosRich Group traded with a loss of 10 cents at $2.50, with 5,621 shares, General Accident finished down 4 cents at $2.80, with 101,661 shares, GWest Corporation closed 4 cents higher at $2.74, with 551 stock units, Honey Bun ended at $5.25, with 67,143 units. Jetcon Corporation ended trading at $4.60, with 218,429 stock units, Knutsford Express closed $2 higher at $15, with 617 shares, Lasco Distributors ended with a loss of 17 cents at $4.35, with 83,262 shares, Lasco Financial concluded trading at $5.25, with 43,680 stock units. Lasco Manufacturing finished with a loss of 80 cents at $3.70, with 3,010,717 units, Main Event rose 4 cents to close at $5.80, with 5,909 shares and Stationery and Office finished trading 31 cents higher at $5.51, with 103,008 stock units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Junior Market rose modestly on Friday

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended with the prices of 9 securities advancing, 4 declining and 5 remaining unchanged leading to the market Index advancing 5.72 points to 2,941.32.
The market closed with 18 securities changing hands, resulting in 3,826,595 shares valued at $11,225,879 trading, compared to 21 securities trading on Thursday with 4,506,090 shares valued at $11,225,879 securities changing hands.
Trading ended with an average of 212,589 units for an average of $582,881 in contrast to 214,576 units for an average of $434,566 on Thursday. An average of 200,424 units at an average value of $1,534,489 traded, and previously 199,377 units at an average value of $1,616,445. In contrast, January closed with an average of 122,386 shares, valued at $489,704 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 9 stocks ending with the bid higher than the last selling price and 4 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial closed 1 cent higher at $45.02, with 18,500 shares, AMG Packaging ended at $2, with 3,056,419 stock units trading, Cargo Handlers settled at $10.90, with 974 shares, Derrimon Trading concluded trading 38 cents higher at $7.50, with 6,441 units, Express Catering ended trading 10 cents higher at $4.70, with 67,234 shares. FosRich Group traded 10 cents higher at $2.60, with 1,300 stock units, General Accident finished trading with a loss of 1 cent at $2.84, with 193,992 shares, GWest Corporation closed with a loss of 5 cents at $2.70, with 109,788 stock units, Honey Bun ended 15 cents higher at $5.25, with 28,443 units. Iron Rock concluded trading at $3, with 110,000 shares, Jamaican Teas settled at $4.50, with 14,330 shares, Jetcon Corporation ended trading 39 cents higher at $4.60, with 10,502 stock units, Knutsford Express closed with a loss of 50 cents at $13, with 1,000 shares. Lasco Distributors ended 6 cents higher at $4.52, with 66,915 shares, Lasco Financial concluded trading 4 cents higher at $5.25, with 4,590 stock units, Lasco Manufacturing finished at $4.50, with 36,296 units, Main Event settled with a loss of 34 cents at $5.76, with 4,667 shares and Stationery and Office finished trading 20 cents higher at $5.20, with 95,204 stock units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Junior Market index gains modestly

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The Junior Market index closed trading on Friday with a modest rise in the Index of 15.60 points to 2,901.06 with 22 securities changing hands versus 21 on Thursday.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 7 securities advanced, 11 declined and 4 remained unchanged. Trading resulted in an exchange of 1,088,888 units valued at $5,102,530 compared to 3,844,782 units valued at $15,082,949 on Thursday.
Trading ended with an average of 49,495 units for an average of $231,933 in contrast to 183,085 units for an average of $718,236 on Thursday. An average of 163,753 units at an average value of $1,301,730 traded, and previously 183,089 units at an average value of $1,482,772. In contrast, January closed with an average of 122,386 shares, valued at $489,704 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 the bid higher than the last selling price and 3 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial closed $2.25 higher at $47.40, with 2,050 shares, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 5 cents at $2, with 150,822 stock units, Caribbean Cream ended trading with a loss of 50 cents at $5.70, with 4,375 shares, Caribbean Producers finished trading 40 cents higher at $4.60, with 40,875 units, Consolidated Bakeries closed at $2, with 2,500 shares. Derrimon Trading concluded trading 12 cents higher at $7.12, with 18,238 shares, Dolphin Cove finished with a loss of 50 cents at $16.50, with 1,920 stock units, Express Catering ended trading with a loss of 3 cents at $4.68, with 29,407 shares, FosRich Group traded at $2.70, with 163,869 shares. General Accident finished trading 5 cents higher at $2.85, with 22,523 shares, GWest Corporation closed with a loss of 10 cents at $2.90, with 41,331 stock units, Jamaican Teas settled 5 cents higher at $4.65, with 287 shares, Jetcon Corporation ended trading with a loss of 39 cents at $4.21, with 24,269 stock units. Key Insurance traded with a loss of 20 cents at $3.80, with 9,994 units, Knutsford Express closed 51 cents higher at $14.51, with 77,705 shares, Lasco Financial concluded trading 9 cents higher at $5.19, with 96,182 stock units, Lasco Manufacturing finished with a loss of 5 cents at $4.40, with 376,865 units. Main Event settled with a loss of 76 cents at $5.71, with 3,000 shares, Medical Disposables ended trading at $5, with 2,861 shares, Paramount Trading traded with a loss of 5 cents at $3.10, with 3,536 shares, Stationery and Office finished trading with a loss of 19 cents at $4.81, with 11,279 stock units and tTech ended at $5.40, with 5,000 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Junior Market falls for 3rd day

Lasco Distributors traded nearly 2 million shares after the company released profit up 237% for the December quarter on flat revenues.

The Junior Market index fell for the third time in 11 days at the close of trading on Wednesday. The Index dropped 41.38 points to close at 2,885.46 with 21 securities changing hands versus 22 on Wednesday.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 8 securities advanced, 9 declined and 4 remained unchanged. Trading resulted in an exchange of 3,844,782 units valued at $15,082,949 compared to 4,135,642 units valued at $14,508,179 on Wednesday. Volume was swollen by General Accident with just over 1 million units and Lasco Distributors with 1,953,030 shares.
Trading ended with an average of 183,085 units for an average of $718,236 in contrast to 187,984 units, for an average of $659,463 on Wednesday. An average of 183,089 units at an average value of $1,482,772 traded, and previously 183,090 units, at $1,630,068. In contrast, January closed with an average of 122,386 shares, valued at $489,704 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 4 stocks ending with the bid higher than the last selling price and 5 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial closed 15 cents higher at $45.15, with 989 shares, Blue Power concluded trading with a loss of $1 to end at $34, with 3,544 units changing hands, CAC 2000 finished 35 cents higher at a 52 weeks’ high of $9.05, with 2,142 shares, Caribbean Flavours traded with a loss of 10 cents at $10.90, with 5,154 stock units, Caribbean Producers finished trading at $4.20, with 16,464 units. C2W Music ended with a loss of 9 cents at $0.51, with 7,000 shares, Derrimon Trading concluded trading with a loss of 50 cents at $7, with 7,000 shares, Eppley settled 2 cents higher at $12.52, with 1,100 units, FosRich Group traded at $2.70, with 150,482 shares. General Accident finished trading with a loss of 19 cents at $2.80, with 1,008,000 shares, GWest Corporation closed with a loss of 1 cent at $3, with 30,279 stock units, Honey Bun ended 2 cents higher at $5.12, with 16,000 units, Jamaican Teas settled at $4.60, with 3,209 shares. Jetcon Corporation ended trading 40 cents higher at $4.60, with 11,100 stock units, Knutsford Express closed with a loss of 40 cents at $14, with 51,800 shares, Lasco Distributors ended 95 cents higher at $4.95, with 1,953,030 shares, Lasco Financial concluded trading with a loss of 10 cents at $5.10, with 325,131 stock units. Lasco Manufacturing finished 15 cents higher at $4.45, with 129,629 units, Main Event settled 77 cents higher at $6.47, with 35,344 shares, Medical Disposables ended trading at $5, with 6,000 shares and Paramount Trading ended with a loss of 24 cents at $3.15, with 81,385 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Junior Market up 8 days nonstop

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Monday with market Index advancing by 20.58 points to close at 2,996.64 with 25 securities changing hands versus 20 on Friday.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 8 securities advanced, 9 declined and 7 remained unchanged. Trading resulted in an exchange of just 846,548 units valued at $3,734,611, compared to 1,098,374 units valued at $4,214,988 on Friday. Monday’s trading marks the 8 straight day of unbroken gain in the index.
Trading ended with an average of 33,862 units for an average of $149,384 in contrast to 54,919 units for an average of $210,749 on Friday. Trading ended with an average of 216,726 units for an average of $2,354,867 and previously 325,574 units for an average of $3,667,654. In contrast, January that closed with an average of 122,386 shares, valued at $489,704 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 the bid higher than the last selling price and 7 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial closed at $47.40, with 307 shares, AMG Packaging ended at $2, with 109,725 stock units trading, Blue Power ended trading with a gain of $1 to $35, with 700 units, CAC 2000 finished 5 cents higher at $8.70, with 23,527 shares, Cargo Handlers settled with a loss of 5 cents at $10.45, with 4,266 shares. Caribbean Flavours traded at $11, with 881 stock units, Caribbean Producers finished trading with a loss of 25 cents at $4.50, with 92,595 units, Consolidated Bakeries closed at $2, with 48,749 shares, Derrimon Trading closed trading 38 cents higher at $7.50, with 1,762 shares. Eppley settled with a loss of 25 cents at $12.50, with 4,300 units, Express Catering ended trading with a loss of 3 cents at $4.85, with 128,117 shares, FosRich Group traded with a loss of 5 cents at $2.65, with 29,073 shares, General Accident closed trading 19 cents higher at $2.99, with 4,214 shares. Honey Bun ended 40 cents higher at $5.50, with 19,500 units, Iron Rock concluded trading 14 cents higher at $3, with 31,000 shares, Jamaican Teas settled 35 cents higher at $4.60, with 70,834 shares, Jetcon Corporation ended trading 70 cents higher at $4.80, with 7,130 stock units. Knutsford Express closed at $14.50, with 12,700 shares, Lasco Distributors ended with a loss of 35 cents at $4.60, with 38,158 shares, Lasco Financial concluded trading with a loss of 3 cents at $5.22, with 11,272 stock units, Lasco Manufacturing finished with a loss of 5 cents at $4.45, with 130,251 units. Main Event settled with a loss of 20 cents at $5.50, with 7,726 shares, Paramount Trading traded at $3.40, with 22,847 shares and Stationery and Office finished trading at $5, while exchanging 46,614 stock units. In the junior market preference segment, Eppley 9.5% concluded trading at $7.89, while just 300 units changed hands.

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

Junior Market rose for 6 straight days

Knutsford Express traded 10 million shares on Thursday.

The Junior Market recorded gains in the index each day since Monday January 22, to the close of Thursday with just a 2.24 points fall on January 24, breaking the trend. The market closed with a gain of 14.34 points to close at 2,936.55.
Market activities ended with the prices of 9 securities advanced, 6 declined and 7 remained unchanged.
At the close of market activities on, 22 securities changed hands, resulting in an exchange of 12,575,728 units valued at $149,826,461 compared to 4,216,943 units valued at $15,584,380 from 25 securities changing hands, on Wednesday. Knutsford Express traded 10,042,962 shares accounting for 80 percent of total volume traded.
Trading ended with an average of 571,624 units for an average of $6,810,294 in contrast to 168,678 units for an average of $623,375 on Wednesday. January closed with an average of 122,386 shares valued at $489,704 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 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 $2.60 at $45.40, with 200 shares trading, AMG Packaging ended at $2, with 149,481 stock units, CAC 2000 finished with a loss of 5 cents at $8.65, with 206 shares, Caribbean Producers rose 3 cents to close at $4.33, with 29,258 units, Derrimon Trading concluded trading 12 cents higher at $7.12, with 3,817 shares. Eppley settled at $12.50, with 4,789 units, Express Catering ended trading 45 cents higher at $4.95, with 46,343 shares, FosRich Group traded 20 cents higher at $2.70, with 99,079 shares, General Accident finished trading with a loss of 5 cents at $2.80, with 8,512 shares. GWest Corporation closed at $3.20, with 1,429,709 stock units, Honey Bun ended at $5, with 1,620 units, Jamaican Teas settled at $4.60, with 71,295 shares, Jetcon Corporation ended trading 10 cents higher at $4.60, with 9,500 stock units. Knutsford Express closed with a loss of $1 at $14, with 10,042,962 shares, Lasco Distributors ended 50 cents higher at $4.50, with 26,449 shares, Lasco Financial concluded trading 10 cents higher at $5.25, with 196,905 stock units, Lasco Manufacturing finished 10 cents higher at $4.50, with 346,468 units. Main Event settled at $5.70, with 1,594 shares, Paramount Trading traded at $3.40, with 12,000 shares, Stationery and Office finished trading with a loss of 5 cents at $5, with 23,781 stock units and tTech ended 5 cents higher at $6, with 7,500 shares. In the junior market preference segment, Eppley 8.25% concluded trading with a loss of 40 cents at 52 weeks’ low of $5, with 64,260 units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Junior Market makes strong gains – Monday

The Junior Market made further gains at the close on Monday with the index climbing 36.88 points to close at 2,800.41 as the prices of 9 securities advanced, 6 declined and 7 remained unchanged.
At the close of market activities, trading ended with an exchange of 4,267,682 units valued at $16,140,258 with 22 securities changing hands, compared to 3,500,362 units valued at $13,179,651 from 22 securities changing hands, on Friday.
For the month to date an average of 107,450 shares valued at $423,942 and previously, an average of 102,949 shares valued at $407,835. 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 the bid higher than the last selling price and 5 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial closed at $42.10, with 641 shares, AMG Packaging ended at $2.40, with 26,311 stock units, Cargo Handlers settled 45 cents higher at $10.50, with 5,300 shares, Caribbean Cream ended trading 41 cents higher at $5.50, with 112,841 shares, Caribbean Producers finished trading and rose 27 cents to $4.57, with 10,000 units. Derrimon Trading fell 10 cents to end at $7, with 4,663 shares, Express Catering ended trading at $4.50, with 60,621 shares, FosRich Group traded with a loss of 1 cent at $2.60, with 11,869 shares, General Accident finished trading with a fall of 13 cents at $2.72, with 20,000 shares. GWest Corporation closed 30 cents higher at $3.20, with 110,020 stock units, Honey Bun ended 18 cents higher at $4.50, with 19,200 units, Jamaican Teas settled at $4.60, with 10,518 shares, Jetcon Corporation ended trading with a loss of 25 cents at $4.25, after 51,030 stock units changed hands. KLE Group finished trading 28 cents higher at $2.53, with 87,602 shares, Knutsford Express closed at $15, with 1,500 shares, Lasco Distributors ended 10 cents higher at $3.60, with 3,366,216 shares, Lasco Financial concluded trading with a loss of 16 cents at $5.24, with 294,996 stock units. Lasco Manufacturing finished 17 cents higher at $4.17, with 68,811 units, Main Event settled with a loss of 70 cents at $5.50, with 4,363 shares, Medical Disposables ended trading 5 cents higher at $5, with 150 shares, Paramount Trading traded at $3.45, with 930 shares and Stationery and Office finished trading at $5, with 100 stock units.

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

Ganja story pushes Junior Market higher

Lasco Manufacturing pushes Junior market index.

The Junior Market index rose 16.44 points to close at 2,763.53 at the end on Friday as a report that Lasco Manufacturing has set up a subsidiary to produce medicinal marijuana products in joint venture with an overseas partner.
Lasco Manufacturing is the most heavily weighted in the junior market index rose by 25 cents to help the market a nice bounce by contributing around 24 points to the market. At the close of trading the prices of 9 securities advanced, 7 declined and 6 remained unchanged.
At the close of market activities, trading ended with an exchange of 3,500,362 units valued at $13,179,651 with 22 securities changing hands, compared to 1,399,820 units valued at $5,859,024 from 19 securities changing hands, on Thursday.
Trading ended with an average of 159,107 units for an average of $599,075 in contrast to 73,675 units for an average of $308,370 on Thursday. For the month to date an average of 102,949 shares valued at $407,835 and previously, an average of 99,868 shares valued at $397,343. 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 4 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended unchanged at $2.40, with just 100 stock units, CAC 2000 finished 10 cents higher at $8.50, trading 22,794 shares, Cargo Handlers settled 5 cents higher at $10.05, with 1,416 shares, Caribbean Cream ended trading 9 cents higher at $5.09, with 87,159 shares, Caribbean Producers finished trading with a loss of 20 cents at $4.30, with 153,893 units. Consolidated Bakeries closed with a loss of 26 cents at $2.18, with a mere 229 shares, Derrimon Trading concluded trading 10 cents higher at $7.10, with 4,337 shares, Dolphin Cove finished 50 cents higher at $16.90, with 33,102 stock units, Express Catering ended trading at $4.50, with 2,594 shares. FosRich Group traded at $2.61, with 15,337 shares, General Accident finished trading with a loss of 10 cents at $2.85, with 344,978 shares, GWest Corporation closed 30 cents higher at $2.90, in trading 1,219,959 stock units, Honey Bun ended with a loss of 18 cents at $4.32, with 18,500 units. Jamaican Teas settled 10 cents higher at $4.60, with 36,839 shares, Jetcon Corporation ended trading 40 cents higher at $4.50, with 7,541 stock units, Lasco Distributors ended at $3.50, with 704,191 shares, Lasco Financial concluded trading with a loss of 5 cents at $5.40, with 22,700 stock units. Lasco Manufacturing finished 25 cents higher at $4, to end with 133,300 units changing hands, after a newspaper article reported that they are going into the production of medicine from Ganja, subject to the receipt of license. Main Event settled at $6.20, with 14,501 shares, Medical Disposables ended trading with a loss of 1 cent at $4.95, with 213,000 shares, Paramount Trading traded with a loss of 3 cents at $3.45, with 192 shares and Stationery and Office finished trading at $5, with 463,700 stock units.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Junior Market rises again on Tuesday

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange rose for the second day, in trading on Tuesday with the Junior Market Index advancing 21.05 points to close at 2,747.16 with 22 securities changing hands, versus 18 on Monday.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 8 securities advanced, 10 declined and 4 remained unchanged, trading ended with an exchange of 1,743,185 units valued at $9,048,340 changing hands, compared to 2,369,619 units valued at $9,249,191 on Monday.
Trading ended with an average of 79,236 units for an average of $407,859 in contrast to 131,646 units for an average of $513,844 on Monday. For the month to date an average of 101,859 shares valued at $400,678 and previously, an average of 103,318 shares valued at $400,214. 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 the bid higher than the last selling price and 3 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended 5 cents higher at $2.60, with 89,579 stock units, CAC 2000 finished $1.10 higher at $8.40, with 20,800 shares, Cargo Handlers settled at $10, with 134 shares, Caribbean Cream ended trading at $5, with 10,785 shares, Caribbean Flavours traded with a loss of 50 cents at $11, with 6,922 stock units. Consolidated Bakeries closed 44 cents higher at $2.44, with 1,500 shares, Dolphin Cove finished 60 cents higher at $16.70, with 161,496 stock units, FosRich Group traded with a loss of 9 cents at $2.65, with 41,450 shares, General Accident finished trading 45 cents higher at $2.95, with 1,000 shares. GWest Corporation closed with a loss of 19 cents at $2.81, with 75,766 stock units, Honey Bun ended 5 cents higher at $4.15, with 12,000 units, ISP Finance finished at $12.08, with 4,114 shares, Jamaican Teas settled at $4.50, with 11,000 shares. Jetcon Corporation ended trading 5 cents higher at $4.05, with 84,600 stock units, KLE Group finished trading with a loss of 5 cents at $2.25, with 108,000 shares, Lasco Distributors ended with a loss of 10 cents at $3.60, with 697,680 shares, Lasco Financial concluded trading with a loss of 6 cents at $5.24, with 285,466 stock units. Lasco Manufacturing finished with a loss of 21 cents at $3.67, with 44,035 units, Main Event settled with a loss of 94 cents at $5.06, with 43,786 shares, Medical Disposables ended trading with a loss of 5 cents at $4.95, and 11,300 shares trading and Paramount Trading finished trading 48 cents higher at $3.48, with 642 stock units. In the junior market preference segment, Eppley 9.5% finished 5 cents higher at $7.25, with 35,000 shares trading.

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