Caribbean Producers surprise gains

In another surprising move, Caribbean Producers traded 8,622,338 shares after jumping 80 cents to close at $4, on Tuesday the highest closing price since March last year and helping to send the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange market index to the highest levels since the end of February last year when it closed then at 2,911.92 points.

Caribbean Producers traded 8.6 million shares on Tuesday.

Trading ended with 41 securities changing hands, up from 40 on Monday and closed with the prices of 18 stocks rising, 13 declining and 10 remaining unchanged.
The Junior Market Index climbed 35.59 points to close at 2,907.48, up 10 percent for the year to date. The average PE Ratio ended at 15.6 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Trading levels rebounded with a 123 percent rise in the volume over Monday with 13,487,893 shares for and values 140 percent higher than on Monday jump in the value to $42,784,456, up from 6,033,662 units at $17,830,831 on Monday. Caribbean Producers led trading with 63.9 percent of total volume, after 8.62 million shares changed hands, followed by Derrimon Trading 8.7 percent with 1.17 million units and Mailpac Group with 4.9 percent for 665,514 units.
Trading averaged 328,973 units at $1,043,523 well upon 150,842 at $445,771 on Monday. The month to date averaged 376,123 units at $933,244, close to the 379,631 units at $925,038 on Monday. Trading in January averaged 232,651 units at $569,885.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows three stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and nine with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial advanced $2.50 to $23.50, in an exchange of 4,000 shares, Cargo Handlers rose $1.71 to $8.71, with 100 units crossing the market. Caribbean Flavours fell 5 cents to $1.95, with the swapping of 85,400 stocks. Caribbean Producers rose 80 cents to close at $4, with 8,622,338 shares crossing the exchange, Dolphin Cove closed $1.60 higher at $9.30 trading 34,875 stock units, Everything Fresh gained 16 cents to 89 cents, with an exchange of 182,707 units. Express Catering rose 32 cents to $3.62 in exchanging 19,618 shares, Fontana lost 14 cents to close at $6 in switching ownership of 176,450 units, Fosrich lost 10 cents to close at $4.20 trading 41,467 stocks, iCreate rose 6 cents in closing at 65 cents and exchanging 630,357 stock units. Indies Pharma gained 18 cents to settle at $3.40, with 52,244 shares crossing the market, Iron Rock Insurance advanced 23 cents to $3.75, with a transfer of 22,000 units, Jamaican Teas fell 13 cents to $3.33, exchanging 321,133 stock units. Jetcon Corporation gained 13 cents to 79 cents, with 145,898 shares changing hands, KLE Group picked up 17 cents at $1.33 after a transfer of 749 stock units, Lasco Distributors gained 5 cents to end at $3.65, in swapping 28,720 stocks. Lasco Financial lost 20 cents to close at $2.50, trading 135,748 units, Lasco Manufacturing shed 35 cents to end at $4.38, with an exchange of 33,412 shares, Mailpac Group lost 15 cents to close at $3.49, in trading 665,514 units. Main Event shed 42 cents to end at $3.03 after crossing the market with 14,500 shares and Stationery and Office Supplies ended 18 cents lower at $4.35 in the transfer of 25,000 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Caribbean Producers shock move

Caribbean Producers jumped sharply in trading on Monday in a surprise move, with the price hitting $3.20, a level not seen since mid-April last year as activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market remained at a high level with all but four stocks trading, with 29 percent fewer shares at 30 percent less value than on Friday.

Caribbean Producers in a surprise move on Monday.

Trading ended with 40 securities changing hands, up from 35 on Friday with 12 rising, 15 declining and 13 remaining unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index lost 27.24 points to settle at 2,871.89. The average PE Ratio ends at 15.3 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Traders exchanged 6,033,662 shares for $17,830,831 down from 8,506,807 units at $25,313,437 on Friday. Derrimon Trading led with 19.3 percent of the volume, after an exchange of 1.17 million shares, followed by Mailpac Group with 15.5 percent of the day’s trade for 932,663 stocks and Lumber Depot with 14.7 percent for 884,021 units.
Trading averaged 150,842 units at $445,771 in contrast to 243,052 at $723,241 on Friday. Trading month to date averaged 379,631 units at $925,038, down from 397,540 units at $962,554 on Friday. Trading in January averaged 232,651 units at $569,885 trading.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows five stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close of trading, AMG Packaging fell 17 cents to $1.63, with an exchange of 44,000 shares, CAC 2000 climbed $1.40 to $10.90 trading 500 units, Caribbean Assurance Brokers rose 9 cents to $1.85, in a transfer of 1,419 stock units. Caribbean Producers rose 53 cents to end at $3.20, with 752,023 shares crossing the market, Consolidated Bakeries picked up 5 cents in closing at $1.50, with 850 stocks changing hands, Dolphin Cove shed 30 cents to $7.70, with 1,162 stock units clearing the market. Everything Fresh lost 7 cents to end at 73 cents, with an exchange of 123,189 stocks, Express Catering dropped 35 cents to $3.30, with 1,100 units clearing the market, General Accident rose 21 cents to $5.51 trading 9,290 stock units, Jamaican Teas gained 9 cents to finish at $3.46 after a transfer of 585,809 shares. Jetcon Corporation lost 11 cents to end at 66 cents in trading 18,899 units, Lasco Distributors slipped 8 cents to $3.60, with 36,305 stock units changing hands, Mailpac Group lost 11 cents to close at $3.64 with 932,663 shares clearing the market, Main Event rose 41 cents to $3.45 in switching ownership of 3,133 units. Medical Disposables shed 25 cents in ending at $4.20, with 103,359 stock units crossing the market, Paramount Trading dipped 21 cents to $1.29 trading 8,970 stocks and tTech advanced 59 cents to $4.70, trading 3,369 shares.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market slips on Thursday but..

Market activity dipped, with 20 percent fewer shares trading than on Tuesday, following the Ash Wednesday break, but the market ended with more stocks rising than declining on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Thursday, but the market Index slipped moderately at the close.
Trading ended with 37 securities changing hands compared to 39 on Tuesday and concluded with the prices of 16 stocks rising, ten declining and 11 remaining unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index lost 10.53 points to finish at 2,877.69.
The PE Ratio averages 15.2 based on ICInsider.com’s  2020-21 earnings forecast. The market closed with 5,225,893 shares traded for $16,022,590 down from 6,496,040 units at $19,574,623 on Tuesday.
Derrimon Trading led trading with 17.1 percent of total volume after exchanging 895,494 shares, followed by Jamaican Teas with 14.5 percent of the day’s trade or 757,249 units and Lumber Depot with 14 percent market share with a transfer of 730,545 units.
Trading averaged 141,240 units at $433,043 down from 166,565 at $501,913 on Tuesday. Trading month to date averages 408,900 shares at $980,150, lower than 431,459 units at $1,026,262 on Tuesday. January closed with an average of 232,651 units at $569,885.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close of trading, Carib Assurance Brokers rose 7 cents to $1.80 with 8,407 shares changing hands, Caribbean Producers fell 8 cents to $2.70 trading 70,633 shares, Dolphin Cove advanced 50 cents to $8 with a transfer of 3,400 stock units, Express Catering increased by 15 cents to $3.65 with 23,747 units changing hands. Fontana rose 5 cents to $6.18 with an exchange of 149,122 stocks, Fosrich climbed 19 cents to $4.30 with 51,671 shares passing through the market, General Accident fell 16 cents to $5.15 with 139,900 stocks traded. Honey Bun advanced 14 cents to $5.15 with a transfer of 114,923 units, Indies Pharma rose 9 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $3.14 with 492,342 shares changing hands, Jamaican Teas declined by 18 cents to $3.50 with an exchange of 757,249 stock units. Jetcon gained 5 cents to end at 74 cents with 37,909 units passing through the market, KLE Group dropped 24 cents to $1.16 with 10,000 shares traded, Lasco Distributors rose 9 cents to $3.60 with a transfer of 150,895 stocks. Lasco Manufacturing climbed 28 cents to $4.60 with 23,605 stock units changing hands, Limners and Bards advanced 14 cents to $2.64 with an exchange of 61,986 shares, Mailpac Group rose 14 cents to $3.79 with 481,324 units passing through the market and Stationery and Office Supplies dropped 31 cents to $4.22 with the trading of 60,168 shares.

 Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Sharp Junior Market rebound – Tuesday

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Stocks jumped 94.40 points to close at 2,888.22 after rising and declining stocks matched each other in trading on Tuesday on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange as investors exchanged 91 percent fewer shares than on Monday.

Junior Market making a strong recovery from 2020 plunge.

Trading ended with 39 securities versus 38 on Monday with 16 rising, 16 declining and seven closing unchanged.
The average PE Ratio ended at 15.1 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Trading accounts for 6,496,040 shares for $19,574,623 down from 74,563,869 units at $122,016,255 on Monday. Jamaican Teas led trading with 21 percent of total volume for 1.36 million shares, followed by Lumber Depot 16.5 percent with 1.07 million units and Mailpac Group with 15.2 percent after a transfer of 987,293 units. Trading averaged 166,565 units at $501,913 down from 1,962,207 at $3,210,954 on Monday. The month to date averaged 431,459 units at $1,026,262, compared to 457,286 units at $1,077,386 on Monday. January closed with an average of 232,651 units at $569,885.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers. At the 1 o’clock close, AMG Packaging rose 14 cents to $1.80 trading 2,404 shares, Blue Power dropped 30 cents to $2.85 in an exchange of 1,234 stock units, Cargo Handlers climbed 19 cents to $6.71 with 7,904 stock units trading. Caribbean Assurance Brokers lost 7 cents to finish at $1.73 trading 8,412 stocks, Caribbean Flavours fell 15 cents to $1.95 after a transfer of 72,479 shares, Consolidated Bakeries gained 14 cents to close at $1.45 with 13,770 shares changing hands. Dolphin Cove climbed 45 cents to $7.50 with an exchange of 18 stocks, Elite Diagnostic advanced 25 cents to $3 with 6,160 stock units crossing the exchange, Express Catering dropped 18 cents to $3.50 with 3,136 shares traded. Fontana slipped 7 cents to $6.13 with a transfer of 214,490 shares, Fosrich fell 19 cents to $4.11 with 212,281 stock units changing hands, General Accident lost 12 cents to close at $5.31 with an exchange of 158,474 shares. Indies Pharma rose 8 cents to $3.05 trading 189,042 units, Jamaican Teas climbed 31 cents trading 1,364,296 stock units to close at a record high of $3.68, KLE Group advanced 22 cents to $1.40 with a transfer of 2,750 shares. Lasco Financial climbed 9 cents to $2.78 with 565,521 stock units changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing rose 6 cents to $4.32 with an exchange of 222 stock units, Lumber Depot rose 18 cents to $2.68 with 1,068,851 shares passing through the market. Mailpac Group gained 16 cents trading 987,293 shares to settle at $3.65, Main Event lost 9 cents to close at $3.01 with a transfer of 2,029 shares and Stationery and Office Supplies climbed 25 cents $4.53 with 810 stocks crossing the exchange.
In the preference segment, CAC 2000 9.5%slipped 5 cents to $1.10 with 13,420 units changing hands.  Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Near 100 points plunge for Junior Market

The Junior Market Index declined 20.33 points to settle at 2,793.82, but plunged nearly 100 points during the day, with the market jumping sharply after just 20 minutes of trading to 2,886.96 points as investors pushed Lasco Distributors to a new 52 weeks’ high at $3.88 and Lasco Manufacturing to $4.95 with a few others chipping in.
Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market on Monday pushed the total volume of shares exchanged up 585 percent with a value 215 percent more than on Friday. Market activity resulted in 74,563,869 units trading for $122,016,255 compared to 10,871,142 units at $38,718,293 on Friday as 38 securities changed hands, up from 36 on Friday with prices of 16 rising, 14 declining and eight closing unchanged. Three stocks traded at 52 weeks’ highs during the day but only two ended at closing highs.
Paramount Trading dominated the market controlling 81 percent of the volume after 60.50 million shares changed hands followed by Mailpac Group with 7.7 percent for 5.74 million units, Lumber Depot with 3.3 percent trading 2.43 million units, Jamaican Teas with 1.8 percent for 1.35 million units and Tropical Battery with 1.4 percent of the day’s trade for 1.07 million units.
Trading averaged 1,962,207 units at $3,210,954 up from 301,976 at $1,075,508 on Friday. Trading month to date averages 457,286 units at $1,077,386, up on 299,311 units at $853,420 on Friday. Trading in January averaged 232,651 units at $569,885.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows six stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers. The average PE Ratio ended at 14.7 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
At the one PM close, Blue Power gained 29 cents to close at $3.15 in an exchange of 49,552 shares, CAC 2000 shed 50 cents to $9.50 after exchanging 345 units, Cargo Handlers dropped $1.10 to settle at $6.90, in trading 80,836 stock units. Caribbean Cream lost 34 cents to end at $4.65, after 63,863 shares crossing the exchange, Caribbean Flavours gained 10 cents to end at $2.10, with 165,153 stock units changing hands, Dolphin Cove ended 95 cents lower at $7.05, in an exchange of 1,292 shares. Elite Diagnostic slipped 25 cents to $2.75 with 85,552 stock units changing hands, Express Catering gained 28 cents ending at $3.68, with 13,665 stocks crossing the exchange, Fontana finished 19 cents higher at $6.20 in an exchange of 196,663 stock units. Fosrich gained 10 cents to close at $4.30 with 91,665 stocks crossing the exchange, Honey Bun shed 50 cents to end at $5 in a transfer of 573,813 shares. Jamaican Teas gained 10 cents to a record closing high of $3.37 after hitting an intraday high of $3.54, with 1,348,424 units crossing the market. Lasco Financial gained 9 cents in closing at $2.69, after exchanging 44,500 shares. Lasco Manufacturing fell 72 cents to $4.26 after trading as high as $4.95 with 217,306 stock units changing hands; the stock closed with the bid at $4.89, Limners and Bards lost 7 cents to end at $2.48, with 224,829 stocks crossing the market. Lumber Depot rose 40 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $2.50, after the swapping of 2,434,406 units and trading as at a record high of $2.65 before the close. Mailpac Group shed 47 cents to end at $3.49, with an exchange of 5,737,107 shares, as investors reacted negatively to the release of full-year earnings of 18 cents per share, driving the stock to $3.10 during the trading session. Medical Disposables rose 46 cents to $4.46 trading 1,000 stocks, Paramount Trading lost 15 cents and ended at $1.30, in exchanging 60,499,360 shares and tTech lost 59 cents to settle at $4.11, with investors switching ownership of 10,000 units.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market ekes out modest gains

Trading dipped with fewer securities trading on Thursday leading to an exchange of 15 percent fewer shares than on Wednesday with the value falling 26 percent leaving the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange to close with a modest rise in the market index.
Trading ended with 34 securities changing hands down from 39 on Wednesday resulting in the prices of 15 stocks rising, 12 declining and seven closing firm.
The Market Index eked out a 6.06 pints rise to finish at 2,806.63. The average PE Ratio ended at 14.5 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Trading ended with 6,203,871 shares at $16,459,757 down from 7,260,452 units at $22,171,156 on Wednesday.
Jamaican Teas led trading with 45.4 percent of total volume or 2.81 million shares, followed by Lumber Depot with 12.6 percent for 783,265 units and Tropical Battery with 11.1 percent with a transfer of 685,979 units.
Trading averaged 182,467 units at $484,111 in contrast to 186,165 at $568,491 on Wednesday. The month to date averaged 299,016 units at $828,895, compared to 312,587 units at $869,041 on Wednesday. January closed with an average of 232,651 units at $569,885.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows six stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of trading, Access Financial fell 6 cents to $21.80 with 766 shares traded, Blue Power dropped 22 cents to $2.85 with 3,723 stocks changing hands, Cargo Handlers rose 7 cents to $8 with an exchange of 1,324 units. Dolphin Cove climbed $1 to $8 with 15,616 stock units crossing the market, Everything Fresh rose by 10 cents to 73 cents transferring 25,006 shares, Express Catering shed 38 cents to end at $3.30 with 39,161 units traded. Fontana slipped 5 cents to $6 with 653 stocks changing hands, Fosrich gained 20 cents to close at $4.30 with an exchange of 33,259 shares, Honey Bun rose 5 cents to $5.90 trading 500 stock units. Indies Pharma increased by 10 cents to $2.90 with a transfer of 81,000 stocks, Iron Rock Insurance advanced 17 cents to $3.05 with 800 shares changing hands, Jamaican Teas gained 6 cents to settle at $2.99 with 2,814,874 stock units traded. Jetcon Corporation declined 5 cents to 69 cents with an exchange of 16,000 units, Knutsford Express jumped 55 cents to $6.75 trading 1,788 stocks, Lasco Distributors climbed 24 cents to $3.45 with the transfer of 3,000 shares. Lasco Manufacturing rose 5 cents to $4.25 with 108,611 stocks changing hands, Lumber Depot gained 18 cents to end at 52 weeks’ high of $2.18 with an ownership switch of 783,265 units, Mailpac Group advanced 10 cents to $4 with an exchange of 271,927 shares. Main Event fell 19 cents to $3.30 with 68,569 stocks crossing the exchange, Medical Disposables shed 39 cents to close at $4 with 18,414 units traded and Stationery and Office Supplies fell 24 cents to $4.29 after trading 2,000 shares.

 Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Pull back for Junior Market – Wednesday

Stocks lost upward momentum on Wednesday dropping 20.92 points to settle just above the 2,800 mark at 2,800.57 after hitting an intraday high of 2860.54 points within three minutes of the Junior Market’s opening as the market ended with declining stocks dominated rising ones.
Trading ended with 39 securities changing hands compared to 35 on Tuesday and closed with falling stocks far outnumbering rising ones as prices of seven stocks rising, 22 declined and 10 remained unchanged. The average PE Ratio ended at 14.3 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Investors exchanged 56.4 percent fewer shares than on Tuesday with a transfer of 7,260,452 shares for $22,171,156 compared to 16,011,856 units at $49,037,518 on Tuesday.
Derrimon Trading dominated the market with 27.4 percent of total volume for 1.99 million shares, followed by Jamaican Teas with 26.1 percent after trading 1.9 million units and Mailpac Group accounts for 14.9 percent with an exchange of 1.08 million units.
Trading averaged 186,165 units at $568,491 in contrast to 457,482 at $1,401,072 on Tuesday. Trading month to date averaged 312,587 shares at $869,041, compared to 332,075 units at $915,371 on Tuesday. January closed with an average of 232,651 units at $569,885.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close of trading, AMG Packaging fell 6 cents to $1.60 with an exchange of 321 shares, CAC 2000 jumped $1 to $10 with a transfer of 900 units, Cargo Handlers fell 5 cents to $7.93 with 284 stocks traded. Caribbean Assurance Brokers slipped 5 cents to $1.80 with 6,878 shares changing hands, Caribbean Producers fell 10 cents to $2.70 with a transfer of 16,800 units, Dolphin Cove dropped $1 to $7 with 1,815 stocks passing through the market. Elite Diagnostic lost 14 cents to close at $2.80 with 7,390 shares changing hands, Fontana fell 15 cents to $6.05 with an exchange of 202,684 units, Fosrich dropped 20 cents to $4.10 with investors transferring 11,184 stock units. General Accident dropped 56 cents to $5.25 trading 221,988 shares, Honey Bun lost 5 cents to end at $5.85 with 8,288 units changing hands.Knutsford Express lost 22 cents to end at $6.20 with 1,203 stocks passing through the market, Lasco Distributors declined by 9 cents to $3.21 with 111,367 stock units exchanged, Mailpac Group traded 1,081,329 shares and dropped 25 cents to $3.90, Paramount Trading advanced 18 cents to $1.45 with 63 stocks changing hands and tTech shed 61 cents to close at $4.09 with 34,055 units crossing the exchange.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

More gains for JSE Junior Market

Stocks eked out a modest 6.79 points rise on Tuesday to close at 2,821.49 after the market rose to 2,851.80 after almost 80 minutes of the Junior Market opening but closed with the more stocks rising than falling after an exchange of 30 percent more shares than on Monday, with a 37 percent increase in value.
Trading ended with 35 securities changing hands, down from 37 on Monday and closed with the prices of 13 stocks rising, 12 declining and 10 remaining unchanged.
At the close, the average PE Ratio ended at 13.9 based on ICInsider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Trading closed with an exchange of 16,011,856 shares for $49,037,518 compared to 12,352,006 units at $35,748,528 on Monday. Derrimon Trading led trading with 35 percent of total volume, after an exchange of 5.60 million shares followed by Lasco Manufacturing with 25.4 percent for 4.07 million units and Lumber Depot with 13.7 percent of the day’s trade for 2.20 million units.
Trading averaged 457,482 units at $1,401,072 in contrast to 333,838 at $966,176 on Monday. Month to date, averaged 332,075 units at $915,371, exceeding 311,941 units at $837,392 on Monday. January closed with an average of 232,651 units at $569,885.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows five stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close of trading, Access Financial lost 16 cents in closing at $21.84 and exchanging 32 shares, Derrimon Trading gained 9 cents to end at $2.60, in trading 5,601,035 stock units, Dolphin Cove rose 86 cents to $8, with investors swapping 234 units. Everything Fresh lost 9 cents in closing at 67 cents, with 435,085 shares crossing the exchange, Express Catering gained 10 cents to end at $3.70, in the swapping of 117,789 units, Fontana picked up 20 cents to end at $6.20 trading 131,692 stocks. Fosrich fell 15 cents to $4.30, with 26,624 stock units changing hands, General Accident slipped 12 cents to $5.81, in transferring 139,890 shares, Jamaican Teas ended 12 cents higher at $2.93, with 922,035 stock units crossing the market, Knutsford Express shed 33 cents in ending at $6.42, with an exchange of 7,132 units. Lasco Distributors gained 15 cents to close at $3.30, with 45,100 stocks clearing the market, Lasco Financial settled at $2.75, with gains of 14 cents trading 616,128 shares, Lasco Manufacturing lost 9 cents to close at $4.20, after 4,069,352 stock units crossed the exchange. Limners and Bards finished 5 cents lower at $2.50, with 232,334 units changing hands, Mailpac Group gained 19 cents to close at an all-time closing high of $4.15, in the transfer of 695,450 stocks and Medical Disposables picked up 6 cents to end at $4.40, with 5,595 shares changing hands.
In the preference segment, CAC 2000 9.5% preference share shed 18 cents to close at $1.02, in an exchange of 634 shares.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market breaks 2,800 barrier

The Junior Market index gained 17.73 points on Monday to close at 2,814.70 and is now up 6.5 percent for the year to date after the index traded over the 2,840 points level in the early morning session and closed with 72 percent more shares were exchanged than on Friday and values up 68 percent.
Trading ended with 37 active securities, down from 38 on Friday and closed with 19 stocks rising, 14 declining and four remaining unchanged.
At the close, the average PE Ratio ended at 14.3 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Trading closed with an exchange of 12,352,006 shares for $35,748,528 compared to 7,184,445 units at $21,275,826 on Friday. Derrimon Trading controlled 46 percent of the volume changing hands, with 5.68 million shares followed by Jamaican Teas 16.8 percent, with 2.08 million units and Mailpac Group with 18.2 percent for 2.24 million units.

Trading averaged 33,838 units at $966,176 in contrast to 189,064 at $559,890 on Friday. The month to averaged 311,941 units at $837,392, compared to 307,465 units at $811,066 on Friday. January closed with an average of 232,651 units at $569,885.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows six stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Blue Power rose 28 cents to $3.08 after an exchange of 2,330 shares, CAC 2000 fell $1 to $9, with 1,879 stock units crossing the exchange, Caribbean Assurance Brokers gained 5 cents to settle at $1.85, after a transfer of 5,701 shares. Caribbean Cream lost 5 cents to $4.95 trading 100 stocks, Caribbean Producers ended 8 cents higher at $2.83, in switching ownership of 66,481 stock units. Dolphin Cove shed 81 cents to $7.14, in an exchange of 2,395 units, Elite Diagnostic gained 19 cents to end at $2.94 trading 102,747 shares. Express Catering picked up 10 cents to $3.60, with 57,100 units changing hands, Fontana gained 22 cents to close at $6, with the swapping of 47,506 shares. Fosrich rose 30 cents to $4.45 after transferring 10,559 stock units, General Accident dipped 12 cents to $5.93, trading 1,000 shares. Indies Pharma lost 6 cents to finish at $2.83, with 123,923 units crossing the market, Iron Rock Insurance slipped 22 cents to $2.88, with the swapping of 1,000 shares, Jamaican Teas gained 6 cents to end at $2.81 after trading at an all-time high of $3.05, in exchanging 2,081,193 units. Lasco Distributors finished 25 cents lower at $3.15, after the switching ownership of 24,743 shares, Lumber Depot dropped 2 cents in closing at $1.96 in trading 718,529 stock units. Medical Disposables closed at $4.34, with a loss of 16 cents in exchanging 262 units. Stationery and Office Supplies gained 24 cents to close at $4.53 in transferring 400 stocks and tTech fell 15 cents to $4.70 trading 890 units.
In the preference segment, CAC 2000 9.5% preference share gained 9 cents to end at $1.20, after clearing the market with 1,000 units.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior market closes just below 2,800

Stocks moved higher at the close of trading with the Junior Market Index advancing 20.25 points to 2,796.97 on Friday to be up 5.8 percent for the year so far after more stocks rose than declined following a 69 percent decline in the volume of shares passing through the exchange with 97 percent drop in value compared with Thursday.
Trading ended with 38 securities changing hands, up from 34 on Thursday and closed with 15 stocks rising, nine declining and 14 remaining unchanged.
At the close, the average PE Ratio ended at 14.3 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Trading closed with an exchange of 7,184,445 shares for $21,275,826 compared to 23,334,216 units at $62,643,592 on Thursday.
Mailpac Group was the volume leader with 31.3 percent of total volume after investors swapped 2.25 million shares followed by Lumber Depot with 23 percent for 1.65 million units and Derrimon Trading with 12 .7 percent with 914,014 units.
Trading averaged 189,064 units at $559,890 in contrast to 686,300 at $1,842,459 on Thursday. Month to date trading averaged 307,465 units at $811,066, compared to 338,928 units at $877,812 on Thursday. January closed with an average of 232,651 units at $569,885.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows five stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At close of trading, Access Financial rose $1 to $22, with the swapping of 1,045 units, Blue Power lost 25 cents to close at $2.80, in exchanging 11,345 units, Caribbean Assurance Brokers shed 5 cents to settle at $1.80, with a transfer of 3,500 stock units. Caribbean Cream fell 9 cents to $5, after the swapping of 5,481 stocks, Caribbean Producers gained 12 cents to close at $2.75, with 26,449 shares changing hands, Consolidated Bakeries ended 9 cents lower at $1.32 trading 86,405 units. Elite Diagnostic slipped 20 cents to $2.75, with an exchange of 3,930 shares, General Accident rose 12 cents to $6.05 transferring 2,000 stock units, Jamaican Teas climbed 6 cents to close at $2.75, with 552,675 units crossing the market. Knutsford Express closed at $6.75, with gains of 45 cents after trading 3,557 stock units, Lasco Distributors picked up 15 cents to end at $3.40 in exchanging 55,501 shares, Lasco Manufacturing gained 12 cents to finish at $4.32, with 157,640 stocks clearing the market and Medical Disposables rose 30 cents ending at $4.50, with 36,214 shares crossing the market.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.