Elite Diagnostics grabs 77% of trades

Recently listed Elite Diagnostics dominated trading on Junior Market on Friday with 4 million shares or 77 percent of trading, with no trade exceeding 172,000 units.
On Thursday the company accounted for just over 84 percent of volume of stocks trading resulting in 6,672,725 units, up from 2,520,373 shares that were exchanged on Wednesday. The market closed on Friday with 21 securities changing hands, up from 18 on Thursday, resulting in an exchange of 5,241,602 units valued at $19,221,963, compared to 7,902,138 units valued at $25,165,370 on the prior trading day.
The Junior Market index advanced 12.59 points to close at 2,928.28 as the prices of 7 securities advanced, 7 declined and 7 remained unchanged.
Trading ended with an average of 249,600 units for an average of $915,332 compared to an average of 439,008 units for an average of $1,398,076 on Thursday. An average of 288,936 units at an average value of $1,632,571 traded, and previously 291,636 units at an average value of $1,681,793. 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 8 stocks ending with the bid higher than the last selling price and 1 with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended 40 cents higher at $2.45, with 20,000 stock units, Blue Power concluded trading at $34.87, with 910 units, CAC 2000 finished at $9, with 7,000 shares, Caribbean Cream ended trading $1.53 higher at $7.52, with 296,348 shares, Caribbean Producers finished trading 10 cents higher at $4.40, with 70,595 units. C2W Music ended with a loss of 6 cents at $0.45, with 58,350 shares, Dolphin Cove finished 15 cents higher at $17, with 100,200 stock units, Elite Diagnostic settled with a loss of 11 cents at $2.90, with 4,055,011 units, Eppley ended trading with a loss of 40 cents at $10.10, with 100 shares. FosRich Group finished trading 10 cents higher at $2.70, with 12,000 shares, General Accident closed with a loss of 5 cents at $2.80, with 61,920 stock units, Iron Rock finished at $3, with 111,500 shares, Jamaican Teas ended trading 28 cents higher at $4.78, with 9,700 stock units. Jetcon Corporation traded at $4.60, with 67,077 units, Lasco Distributors concluded trading with a loss of 3 cents at $4.37, with 31,891 stock units, Lasco Financial finished at $5, with 104,930 units, Lasco Manufacturing settled at $4.43, with 2,783 shares. Main Event ended trading at $6, with 5,067 shares, Medical Disposables fell 15 cents to $4.85, with 16,950 shares, Stationery and Office closed with a loss of 6 cents at $5, with 24,091 units and tTech concluded trading 40 cents higher at $5.40, with 185,179 shares 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 gained on Thursday

AMG Packaging traded 3,571,405 stock units

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended with the prices of 7 securities advanced, 11 declined and 3 remained unchanged and the Market Index advancing 25.21 points to close at 2,925.60.
The market closed with 21 securities changing hands, resulting in 4,506,090 shares valued at $11,225,879 trading, compared to 18 securities trading on Tuesday with 11,208,712 units valued at $124,643,001 securities changing hands.
Trading ended with an average of 214,576 units for an average of $434,566 in contrast to 622,706 units for an average of $6,924,611 on Tuesday. An average of 199,377 units at an average value of $1,616,445 traded, and previously 197,679 units at an average value of $1,737,294. 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, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 50 cents at $2, with 3,571,405 stock units trading, Blue Power fell 20 cents to $33.80, with 114 units, Cargo Handlers settled at $10.90, with 4,345 shares, Caribbean Producers finished trading with a loss of 27 cents at $4.20, with 100,000 units changing hands, Dolphin Cove finished $1.50 higher at $18.50, with 200 stock units. Eppley settled with a loss of $2.02 at $10.50, with 17,000 units, Express Catering ended trading at $4.60, with 107,000 shares, FosRich Group traded with a loss of 5 cents at $2.50, with 78,106 shares, General Accident finished trading 5 cents higher at $2.85, with 101,500 shares. GWest Corporation closed with a loss of 15 cents at $2.75, with 422 stock units, Honey Bun ended with a loss of 30 cents at $5.10, with 31,804 units trading, Jamaican Teas settled with a loss of 10 cents at $4.50, with 10,170 shares, Jetcon Corporation ended trading at $4.21, with 44,795 stock units. Key Insurance traded 20 cents higher at $4, with 79,101 units after the company posted improved full year results. KLE Group finished trading 10 cents higher at $2.30, with 5,000 shares, Knutsford Express closed $1.50 higher at $13.50, with 300 shares, Lasco Distributors ended with a loss of 4 cents at $4.46, with 26,620 shares. Lasco Financial concluded trading 11 cents higher at $5.21, with 26,133 stock units, Lasco Manufacturing finished at $4.50, with 106,231 units, Stationery and Office finished trading 50 cents higher at $5, with 195,555 stock units trading as demand climbed for the stock following days of little buying interest and tTech ended with a loss of 40 cents at $5.60, with 289 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Knutsford Express trades 10M shares drops $3

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Knutsford Express traded just over 10 million shares on Tuesday.

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Tuesday had a big jump in the volume and value of shares as Knutsford Express exchanged 10 million shares and dropping $3 in pushing total for the market to 11,208,712 units valued at $124,643,001.
The market closed with 18 securities changing hands, compared to on Monday also with 18 securities trading leading to 1,064,473 units valued at $4,105,299 securities changing hands.
The Junior Market Index declined by 26.14 points to close at 2,900.39 with the prices of 7 securities rising, 8 declining and 3 remaining unchanged.
Trading resulted in an average of 622,706 units for an average of $6,924,611 trading, in contrast to 59,137 units for an average of $228,072 on Monday. An average of 197,679 units at an average value of $1,737,294 traded, and previously 152,676 units at an average value of $1,188,048. 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 7 stocks ending with the bid higher than the last selling price and 6 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial closed at $45.01, with 2,000 shares, AMG Packaging climbed 45 cents and closed at $2.50, with 875,948 stock units trading, Cargo Handlers settled 40 cents higher at $10.90, with 700 shares, Caribbean Cream ended trading with a loss of 50 cents at $5.20, with 1,500 shares, Caribbean Producers finished trading with a loss of 3 cents at $4.47, with 8,000 units. Dolphin Cove finished 50 cents higher at $17, with 25,000 stock units, Express Catering ended trading with a loss of 8 cents at $4.60, with 5,085 shares, FosRich Group traded 25 cents higher at $2.55, with 11,023 shares, General Accident finished trading with a loss of 7 cents at $2.80, with 2,000 shares. Knutsford Express closed with a loss of $3 at $12, with 10,074,564 shares, Lasco Distributors ended at $4.50, with 4,610 shares, Lasco Financial concluded trading with a loss of 10 cents at $5.10, with 102,601 stock units, Lasco Manufacturing finished 33 cents higher at $4.50, with 18,431 units. Main Event settled 39 cents higher at $6.10, with 23,985 shares, Paramount Trading traded at $3.10, with 20,000 shares, Stationery and Office finished trading with a loss of 31 cents at $4.50, with 4,000 stock units and tTech ended at $6, with 28,965 shares. In the junior market preference segment, Eppley 9.5% concluded trading with a loss of 9 cents at $7.80, with a mere 300 units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Junior Market index gains modestly

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 drops for 2nd time in 10 days

The Junior Market index fell for the second time in 10 days at the close of trading on Wednesday. The market Index dropped 41.50 points to close at 2,926.84 with 22 securities changing hands versus 20 on Tuesday.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 5 securities advanced, 10 declined and 7 remained unchanged. Trading resulted in an exchange of 4,135,642 units valued at $14,508,179 compared to 1,300,476 units valued at $5,393,216 on Tuesday.
Trading ended with an average of 187,984 units for an average of $659,463 in contrast to 65,024 units for an average of $269,661 on Tuesday. An average of 183,090 units at $1,630,068 traded and previously 181,852 units at $1,875,509. 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 3 stocks ending with the bid higher than the last selling price and 6 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial closed with a loss of $2.40 at $45, with 750 shares trading, AMG Packaging ended 5 cents higher at $2.05, with 311,150 stock units, Cargo Handlers settled at $10.50, with 11,900 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cream climbed 70 cents to close at $6.20, with 54,000 units, Caribbean Flavours traded at $11, with 4,881 stock units. Caribbean Producers finished trading with a loss of 30 cents at $4.20, with 460,594 units, Dolphin Cove finished at $17, with 1,450 shares, Express Catering ended trading with a loss of 4 cents at $4.71, with 6,315 stock units traded, FosRich Group traded with a loss of 9 cents at $2.70, with 49,924 units exchanged. General Accident finished trading 9.00 cents higher at $2.99, with 38,691 shares, GWest Corporation closed with a loss of 18.00 cents at $3.01, with 2,636,396 stock units, Honey Bun ended 9 cents higher at $5.10, with 14,252 units, Jamaican Teas settled at $4.60, with 31,654 shares. Jetcon Corporation ended trading at $4.20, with 6,095 stock units, KLE Group finished trading at $2.20, with 898 shares, Knutsford Express closed with a loss of 10 cents at $14.40, with 4,800 shares, Lasco Distributors ended with a loss of 50 cents at $4, with 315,848 shares changing hands. Lasco Financial concluded trading with a loss of 5 cents at $5.20, with 124,027 stock units trading, Lasco Manufacturing finished with a loss of 12 cents at $4.30, with 31,605 units, Main Event closed 20 cents higher at $5.70, with 3,262 shares, Stationery and Office finished trading at $5, with 1,650 stock units and tTech ended with a loss of 60 cents at $5.40, with 25,500 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Junior Market climbs 7% in January

After climbing 36.88 points on Monday, 45.59 points on Tuesday the Junior Market jumped 76.21 points to close at 2,922.21 to be up 7 percent for the year to date. Much of the gains have to do with some recovery in the prices of two largest Lasco companies.
At the close of market activities on Wednesday, 25 securities changed hands, resulting in an exchange of 4,216,943 units valued at $15,584,380 compared to 8,181,768 units valued at $31,174,089 from 22 securities changing hands, on Tuesday. GWest Corporation accounted for 71 percent of the volume traded for the day. Market activities ended with the prices of 11 securities that advanced, 12 declined and 2 remained unchanged.
Trading ended with an average of 168,678 units for an average of $623,375 in contrast to 371,899 units for an average of $1,417,004 on Tuesday. For the month to date an average of 122,386 shares valued at $489,704 and previously, an average of 119,907 shares valued at $482,228. 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 the bid higher than the last selling price and 5 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial jumped by $5.90 and closed at $48, with a mere 220 shares trading, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 2 cents at $2, with 20,000 stock units, Caribbean Cream ended trading with a loss of 5 cents at $5.51, with 106,425 shares, Caribbean Producers finished trading with a loss of 20 cents at $4.30, with 30,500 units, Consolidated Bakeries closed with a loss of 2 cents at $1.98, with 103,000 shares. Dolphin Cove finished 62 cents higher at $17, with 59,647 stock units, Eppley settled $1.50 higher at $12.50, with 6,200 units, but only after it traded at a 52 weeks’ low of $9.50. Express Catering ended trading with a loss of 5 cents at $4.50, with 29,503 shares, FosRich Group traded with a loss of 5 cents at $2.50, with 114,890 shares. GWest Corporation closed with a loss of 5 cents at $3.20, with 2,982,117 stock units, Honey Bun ended 44 cents higher at $5, with 21,000 units, Jamaican Teas settled with a loss of 5 cents at $4.60, with 37,143 shares, Jetcon Corporation ended trading with a loss of 30 cents at $4.50, with 43,328 stock units. Key Insurance traded 30 cents higher at $3.55, with 16,000 units, Knutsford Express closed $1 higher at $15, with 1,200 shares, Lasco Distributors ended 20 cents higher at $4, with 53,444 shares, Lasco Financial gained 4 cents to close at $5.15, with 112,729 stock units. Lasco Manufacturing finished 10 cents higher at $4.40, with 242,450 units, Main Event settled with a rise of 20 cents at $5.70, with 3,143 shares, Paramount Trading traded at $3.40, with 6,921 shares, Stationery and Office finished trading at $5.05, with 180,026 stock units. Sweet River closed with a loss of 5 cents at $3.80, with 30,000 units and tTech ended with a loss of 5 cents at $5.95, with 917 shares. In the junior market preference segment, Eppley 8.25% concluded trading with a loss of 5 cents at $5.40, with 8,940 units and Eppley 9.5% finished 64 cents higher to a 52 weeks’ high of $7.89, with 7,200 shares.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Junior Market index jumps – Tuesday

Lasco Distributors traded 76% of total volume in the Junior Market.

After climbing 36.88 points on Monday the Junior Market made further gains on Tuesday at the close 45.59 points higher to 2,846.00, as the prices of 12 securities advanced, 9 declined and 1 remained unchanged.
At the close of market activities on Tuesday, 22 securities changed hands, resulting in an exchange of 8,181,768 units valued at $31,174,089 compared to 4,267,682 units valued at $16,140,258 from 22 securities changing hands, on Monday. Lasco Distributors gained 20 cents, accounting for 76 percent of the market volume and Lasco Manufacturing finished 13 cents higher with 329,396 units making a major contribution to the gain in the market index.
Trading ended with an average of 371,899 units for an average of $1,417,004 in contrast to 193,986 units for an average of $733,648 on Monday. For the month to date an average of 119,907 shares valued at $482,228 and previously, an average of 107,450 shares valued at $423,942. 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 6 stocks ending with the bid higher than the last selling price and 6 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 38 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ low of at $2.02, with 146,183 stock units, CAC 2000 finished 20 cents higher at $8.70, with 1,211 shares, Caribbean Cream ended trading 6 cents higher at $5.56, with 1,200 shares, Caribbean Producers finished trading with a loss of 7 cents at $4.50, with 5,551 units, Consolidated Bakeries closed with a loss of 18 cents at $2, with 33,724 shares. Dolphin Cove finished with a loss of 52 cents at $16.38, with 2,963 stock units, Express Catering ended trading 5 cents higher at $4.55, with 1,997 shares, FosRich Group traded with a loss of 5 cents at $2.55, with 77,954 shares, General Accident finished trading 13 cents higher at $2.85, with 20,000 shares. GWest Corporation closed 5 cents higher at $3.25, with 1,128,212 stock units, Honey Bun ended 6 cents higher at $4.56, with 31,130 units, Jamaican Teas settled 5 cents higher at $4.65, with 5,918 shares, Jetcon Corporation ended trading 55 cents higher at $4.80, with 28,105 stock units. Key Insurance traded 24 cents higher at $3.25, with 66,862 units, Knutsford Express closed with a loss of 1 cent at $14, with 5,300 shares, Lasco Distributors ended 20 cents higher at $3.80, with 6,221,994 shares changing hands, Lasco Financial concluded trading with a loss of 13 cents at $5.11, with 45,927 stock units. Lasco Manufacturing finished 13 cents higher at $4.30, with 329,396 units, Main Event settled at $5.50, with 9,920 shares, Medical Disposables lost 5 cents to close at $4.95, with 5,400 shares, Paramount Trading traded with a loss of 5 cents at $3.40, with 10,821 shares and Stationery and Office finished trading 5 cents higher at $5.05, with 2,000 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 ekes out small gain – Thursday

Access Financial lost $2.10 to end at $42.10.

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Thursday with the market index advancing 2.17 points to 2,747.09 as with 19 securities changing hands, the same number on Wednesday.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 5 securities advanced, 6 declined and 8 remained unchanged, trading ended with an exchange of 1,399,820 units valued at $5,859,024 compared to 1,672,389 units valued at $8,029,322 on Wednesday.
Trading ended with an average of 73,675 units for an average of $308,370 in contrast to 88,020 units for an average of $422,596 on Wednesday. For the month to date an average of 99,868 shares valued at $397,343 and previously, an average of 100,724 shares valued at $465,215. 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 4 stocks ending with the bid higher than the last selling price and 6 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial closed with a loss of $2.10 at $42.10, with 1,750 shares changing hands, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 20 cents at a 52 weeks; low of $2.40, with 24,900 stock units, Caribbean Producers finished trading 20 cents higher at $4.50, with 2,600 units, Dolphin Cove finished with a loss of 10 cents at $16.40, with 2,000 stock units, Express Catering ended trading at $4.50, with 23,144 shares. FosRich Group lost 4 cents to close at $2.61, with 97,221 shares, General Accident rose by 23 cents to $2.95, with 20,000 shares, GWest Corporation closed with a loss of 21 cents at $2.60, with 92,459 stock units, Jamaican Teas settled at $4.50, with 3,293 shares. Jetcon Corporation ended trading at $4.10, with 10,315 stock units, Key Insurance traded with a loss of 49 cents at $3.01, with 103,972 units, Knutsford Express closed at $15, with 5,000 shares, Lasco Distributors ended at $3.50, with 211,690 shares. Lasco Financial concluded trading 20 cents higher at $5.45, with 351,340 stock units, Lasco Manufacturing finished at $3.75, with 323,740 units, Main Event settled $1.14 higher at $6.20, with 72,257 shares, Medical Disposables rose by 1 cent to close at $4.96, with 2,120 shares and Stationery and Office finished trading at $5, with 51,919 stock units changing hands. In the junior market preference segment, Eppley 8.25% concluded trading at $5.45, with 100 units.

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