Junior Market climbs – Wednesday

Junior market trading ended with the Index gaining 27.35 points to close at 3,101.31 on Wednesday with the prices of 13 securities advancing, 9 declining and 5 remaining unchanged.
Trading ended with 27 securities changing hands, compared to 26 previously, resulting in an exchange of 2,637,177 units valued at $9,847,525, compared to 3,139,829 units valued at $14,134,481 on Tuesday.
Trading ended with an average of 97,673 units for an average of $364,723 in contrast to 120,763 units for an average of $543,634 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 270,714 valued at $702,301 and previously 276,019 valued at $729,188. In contrast, January closed with average of 2,245,428 units with a value of $7,372,574 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, AMG Packaging ended at $2.50, with an exchange of 2,420 stock units, Blue Power traded 6,315 units and rose 15 cents to close at $5, CAC 2000 finished with a loss of 48 cents at $12.12, with 500 shares changing hands. Cargo Handlers settled with a loss of 50 cents at $14, in exchanging 500 shares, Caribbean Flavours traded 500 stock units with a gain of $1.42 to close at $18, Caribbean Producers finished trading 19,809 units at $4.70, Derrimon Trading ended at $2.70, with an exchange of 155,256 shares. Dolphin Cove concluded trading of 700 shares at $15, with a loss of 50 cents. Everything Fresh finished with a loss of 19 cents at $1.60, trading 57,525 stock units, Elite Diagnostic settled at $3, with an exchange of 4,100 units, Express Catering ended trading of 62,902 shares, at $7.06. FosRich Group traded 204,252 shares, with a loss of 7 cents to close at $3.98, Fontana finished trading with a loss of 4 cents at $3.95, with 816,855 shares changing hands. General Accident closed 1 cent higher at $4, while exchanging 82,475 stock units, GWest Corporation ended 14 cents higher at $1.69, with 15,182 units trading, Honey Bun concluded trading of 201,036 shares and rose 14 cents higher to $3.99,  Indies Pharma finished 10 cents higher at $2.80, in exchanging 61,592 shares. ISP Finance  ended trading with 5,000 stock units and climbed $2 to $13,  Jamaican Teas  traded 81,678 units for 28 cents more at $4, Jetcon Corporation finished trading 446,571 shares, adding 15 cents to end at $3.15,  Knutsford Express  lost $1.60 cents to close at $10.90, with 4,100 stock units changing hands. Lasco Distributors  finished with a loss of 29 cents at $3.70, with 210,378 units trading, Lasco Financial  settled 24 cents higher at $4.80, with 82,082 shares crossing through the exchange, Lasco Manufacturing  ended trading with 101,576 shares, and rose 4 cents to end at $3.20,  Medical Disposables finished trading 1,381 stock units and gained 25 cents to end at $5.75. SSL Venture Capital ended with a loss of 5 cents at $1.90, trading 9,803 shares and Stationery and Office concluded trading 30 cents higher at $8.50, with 2,689 shares changing hands.

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

Big pull back for Junior Market – Tuesday

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange dropped 35.86 points to close at 3,073.96 on Tuesday, the market climbed back from a much deeper decline in the earlier part of trading when it was down more than 70 points.
Trading ended with 26 securities changing hands compared to 28 securities on Monday and resulted in the prices of just 6 securities rising and 14 declining and 6 holding firm, on a day when 3 securities traded at 52 weeks’ lows. The day ended with an exchange of 3,139,829 units valued at $14,134,481 compared to 2,108,297 units valued at $6,747,118 on Monday.
Trading ended with an average of 120,763 units for an average of $543,634 in contrast to 75,296 units for an average of $240,969 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 276,019 valued at $729,188 and previously 288,915 valued at $744,601. In contrast, January closed with average of 2,245,428 units with a value of $7,372,574 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 6 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial closed trading of 4,700 shares and rose 90 cents to end at $49, AMG Packaging ended at $2.50, with 282,792 stock units changing hands, Blue Power concluded trading of 23,300 units, with a loss of 15 cents at $4.85. Cargo Handlers settled 50 cents higher at $14.50, with an exchange of 3,200 shares, Caribbean Cream ended trading of 263,111 shares at $5.32, after hitting a low for the day of $5.10, Caribbean Flavours dropped $2.92 to end at $16.58, with 23,000 stock units trading. Caribbean Producers concluded trading of 65,600 units at $4.70, Derrimon Trading ended at $2.70, with 205,000 shares changing hands, Dolphin Cove concluded trading of 1,282 shares and climbed $3.50 to close at $15.50, after hitting a 52 weeks low of $10.20, earlier in the day. Everything Fresh finished with a loss of 6 cents at $1.79, with an exchange of 101,900 stock units, Elite Diagnostic settled with a loss of 10 cents at $3, while trading 33,955 units, Express Catering ended trading with 526,905 shares, after falling 44 cents to end at $7.06.  FosRich Group traded 37,512 shares with a loss of 12 cents at $4.05, Fontana traded 844,663 shares to end at $3.99,  General Accident  closed with a loss of 2 cents at $3.99, with an exchange of 257,155 stock units, Honey Bun concluded trading of 31,400 shares, with a loss of 15 cents at $3.85. Indies Pharma finished with a loss of 27 cents at $2.70, in exchanging 175,005 shares, Jamaican Teas traded 5,208 units, with a loss of 28 cents to close at $3.72,  Jetcon Corporation  ended trading of 4,457 shares, with a loss of 7 cents at $3.  Knutsford Express  closed trading of 33,454 stock units with a loss of 20 cents, to end at $12.50, Lasco Distributors  finished 29 cents higher at $3.99, with 5,978 units trading, Lasco Financial  settled 6 cents higher at $4.56, with 5,033 shares changing hands. Lasco Manufacturing  ended trading of 185,000 shares, at $3.16, Main Event traded a mere 111 shares, with a loss of 1 cent to close at $5.80, SSL Venture Capital ended 25 cents higher at $1.95, with an exchange of 5,108 shares and Stationery and Office concluded trading of 15,000 shares with a loss of 30 cents to end at $8.20.

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

Junior Market pushes higher – Monday

Dolphin Cove closed at a 52 weeks; low on monday.

In an active trading session on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange pushed 12.62 points higher to close at 3,109.82 on Monday, with the prices of 11 securities rising and 7 falling.
Trading ended with 28 securities changing hands compared to 27 securities on Friday, at the close Dolphin Cove ended at a 52 weeks’ low while 10 stocks traded with no change to the closing price.
Market activities closed with an exchange of 2,108,297 units valued at $6,747,118 compared to 4,398,457 units valued at $19,730,388 on Friday.
Trading ended with an average of 75,296 units for an average of $240,969, in contrast to 162,906 units for an average of $730,755 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 288,915 valued at $744,601 and previously 309,902 valued at $794,081. In contrast, January closed with average of 2,245,428 units with a value of $7,372,574 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended trading of 214,203 stock units to close at $2.50, Blue Power concluded trading of 25,696 units at $5, Caribbean Cream ended with a loss of 5 cents at $5.32, in exchange of 3,600 shares, Caribbean Producers closed at $4.70, with 27,535 units changing hands. Consolidated Bakeries lost 20 cents to end at $1.80, trading 38,000 shares, Derrimon Trading ended 25 cents higher at $2.70, with 1,000 shares changing hands, Dolphin Cove concluded trading of 830 shares, with a loss of 2 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ low of $12, Everthing Fresh finished 5 cents higher at $1.85, exchanging 209,862 stock units. Elite Diagnostic settled at $3.10, with 21,750 units trading. Express Catering ended trading of 8,860 shares, at $7.50, FosRich Group ended at $4.17, with 2,394 shares changing hands, Fontana traded 659,124 shares and moved 4 cents higher to $3.99, General Accident rose 1 cent higher to $4.01, with an exchange of 15,000 stock units. GWest Corporation ended 10 cents higher at $1.55, trading 345,727 units, Honey Bun concluded trading of 503 shares and rose 30 cents to $4, Indies Pharma finished 17 cents higher at $2.97, trading 32,758 shares, Jamaican Teas traded 126,358 units at $4. Jetcon Corporation finished trading of 9,700 shares at $3.07, Knutsford Express concluded trading with a loss of 30 cents at $12.70, with 370 stock units changing hands, Lasco Distributors  lost 29 cents at $3.70, with 18,809 units passing through the market, Lasco Financial  settled 15 cents higher at $4.50, as investors swapped 152,349 shares. Lasco Manufacturing  ended trading of 24,058 shares, with a loss of 3 cents at $3.16,  Main Event  traded 3,600 shares and climbed 31 cents higher to $5.81, Paramount Trading  closed at $2.40, while exchanging 52,155 units, SSL Venture Capital ended with a loss of 25 cents in closing at $1.70, trading 54,880 shares. Stationery and Office  concluded trading of 28,176 and rose 10 cents to close at $8.50 and tTech settled 91 cents higher at $6.75, with 30,000 stock units changing hands but the stock was on offer at $6.20 at the close. In the junior market preference segment, CAC 2000 preference share closed at $1, with 1,000 shares trading.

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

Trading rose on Junior Market – Friday

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In an active trading session on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Friday, 27 securities changed hands, resulting in an exchange of 4,398,457 units valued at $19,730,388. 
On thursday, 26 securities traded resulting in an exchnage of 2,388,739 units valued at $8,494,707.
Market activities closed, with the prices of 7 securities rising, 12 falling and 8 remaining unchanged, leading the market index down by 13.37 points to close 3,097.20.
Trading ended with an average of 162,906 units for an average of $730,755 in contrast to 91,875 units for an average of $326,720 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 309,902 valued at $794,081 and previously 325,286 shares valued $800,708. In contrast, January closed with average of 2,245,428 units with a value of $7,372,574 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 2 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial climbed $1.10 to close at $48.10, with 650 shares changing hands, AMG Packaging ended at $2.50, with 2,500 stock units trading, Blue Power concluded trading 11,279 units, at $5, Cargo Handlers settled with a loss of 50 cents at $14, with an exchange of 10,500 shares. Caribbean Cream ended trading of 3,490 shares at $5.37, Caribbean Flavours traded $1.50 higher at $19.50, with 10,000 stock units changing hands, Caribbean Producers traded 260,597 units with a loss of 5 cents at $4.70, Consolidated Bakeries closed with a loss of 9 cents at $2, trading 15,000 shares. Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 5 cents at $2.45, while exchanging 10,000 shares, Dolphin Cove concluded trading of 431,524 shares, with a loss of $1.35 at $14, Everything Fresh finished with a loss of 10 cents at $1.80, with 213,985 stock units passing through the market. Elite Diagnostic settled with a loss of 30 cents to close at $3.10, exchanging 52,000 units, Express Catering ended trading of 1,990 shares after adding 44 cents to close at $7.50, FosRich Group traded 32,795 shares and moved 17 cents higher to $4.17,  Fontana  finished trading of 123,255 shares, with a loss of 5 cents to close at $3.95. General Accident  closed at $4, with an exchange of 155,848 stock units, GWest Corporation  ended at $1.45, with 4,600 units trading. Indies Pharma  ended 6 cents higher at $2.80, with an exchange of 15,140 shares, Jamaican Teas  traded 537,851 units and rose 5 cents to $4, Jetcon Corporation  finished trading with a loss of 11 cents at $3.07, in exchanging 925,520 shares, Lasco Distributors  gained 24 cents to close at $3.99, with 426,911 units trading. Lasco Financial  settled with a loss of 15 cents at $4.35, in exchanging 119,944 shares, Lasco Manufacturing  ended trading 138,653 shares with a loss of 1 cent in closing at $3.19, Main Event traded 240,861 shares, with a loss of 30 cents at $5.50,  Medical Disposables  finished trading at $5.50, with 24,000 stock units changing hands. Paramount Trading closed at $2.40, trading 35,364 units and SSL Venture Capital ended at $1.95, with 594,200 shares traded.

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

Junior Market makes strong recovery – Thursday

Junior Market stock trading.

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange made strong recovery on Thursday with the prices of 12 securities rising, 6 falling and 8 remaining unchanged leading to the market index recovering 51.42 points to close 3,110.57.
Trading ended on Thursday with 26 securities changing hands compared to 30 on Wednesday leading to an exchange of 2,388,739 units valued at $8,494,708, compared to 62,035,877 units valued at $128,041,203 trading on Wednesday.
The average volume traded was 91,875 units for an average of $326,720, in contrast to 2,067,863 units for an average of $4,268,040 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amounts to 325,286 shares valued $800,708 and previously 351,444 shares valued $853,828. In contrast, the average trade in January was 2,245,428 units with a value of $7,372,574 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 7 stocks ended with higher bids than their last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.
At the close of the day’s activities, AMG Packaging ended 30 cents higher at $2.50, with 190,100 stock units changing hands, Blue Power concluded trading of 16,920 units at $5, Cargo Handlers settled with a loss of 20 cents at $14.50, with an exchange of 2,000 shares, Caribbean Cream ended trading of 7,500 shares, at $5.37. Caribbean Flavours traded 12,000 stock units with a rise of $1.85 to close at $18, Caribbean Producers finished trading 6,841 units, with the price moving 5 cents higher to $4.75,  Dolphin Cove fell 5 cents to close at $15.35, trading 150 shares, Everything Fresh finished 5 cents higher at $1.90, with 14,030 stock units trading. Elite Diagnostic settled 31 cents higher at $3.40, with 29,103 units changing hands. Express Catering ended trading 15,500 shares and closed 6 cents higher at $7.06, FosRich Group traded 5,621 shares at $4, Fontana closed 10 cents higher at $4, with an exchange of 1,345,881 shares, General Accident closed 1 cent higher at $4, with 42,042 stock units changing hands. GWest Corporation ended 9 cents higher at $1.45, with an exchange of 8,000 units, Honey Bun concluded trading of 42,960 shares, with a loss of 10 cents at $3.70, Indies Pharma finished with a loss of 16 cents at $2.74, with 164,127 shares passing through the market, Jamaican Teas traded 42,300 units with a loss of 5 cents at $3.95. Jetcon Corporation closed at $3.18, trading 1,500 shares, Knutsford Express  concluded trading of 5,050 stock units and climbed 50 cents higher to $13,  Lasco Distributors  finished at $3.75, with an exchange of 12,784 units, Lasco Financial  rose 15 cents to $4.50, in trading 10,000 shares. Lasco Manufacturing  ended trading 70,310 shares, with a loss of 9 cents at $3.20,  Paramount Trading  closed at $2.40, with 5,981 units changing hands, Stationery and Office  concluded trading of 20,592 shares and rose 40 cents higher to $8.40 and tTech settled at $5.84, in exchanging 23,706 stock units. In the junior market preference segment, CAC 2000 9.5% closed at $1, with 293,741 shares changing hands.

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

 

AMG in big Junior Market trade – Wednesday

AMG Packaging dominated trading with more than 60m shares.

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange jumped sharply on Wednesday as 60.67 million shares of AMG Packaging, passed through the exchange, pushing the overall trade for the day to an exchange of 62,035,877 units valued at $128,041,203.
Market activity on Tuesday resulted in just 3,645,419 units valued at $11,521,269.
Trading ended with another big fall the market index of 49.68 points following the 45.69 points drop on Tuesday, to close at 3,059.15. a total of 30 securities changed hands, compared to 28 on Tuesday, resulting in the prices of 9 securities advancing, 10 declining and 11 remaining unchanged.
Trading closed with an average of 2,067,863 units for an average of $4,268,040 in contrast to 130,194 units for an average of $411,474 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amounts to 351,444 shares valued $853,828 and previously 96,530 shares valued $346,767. In contrast, the average trade in January was 2,245,428 units with a value of $7,372,574 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 7 stocks ended with higher bids than their last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.
At the close of the day’s activities, Access Financial closed at $47, with an exchange of 1,021 shares, AMG Packaging closed with a loss of 15 cents at $2.20, in exchanging 60,673,553 shares, with the bulk of the trade, taking place at $2. Blue Power ended at $5, trading 1,200 stock units, Cargo Handlers closed at $14.70, with 40,556 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cream settled with a loss of 48 cents at $5.37, in the trading of 4,040 shares. Caribbean Flavours ended trading with 1,704 shares with a rise of 15 cents to close at $16.15, Caribbean Producers traded 173,500 stock units, at $4.70, Consolidated Bakeries gained 39 cents to end at $2.09, with 239 units changing hands, Derrimon Trading closed with a loss of 10 cents at $2.50, with an exchange of 6,393 shares. Everything Fresh concluded trading with 18,226 shares with a rise of 25 cents to $1.85, Elite Diagnostic finished 9 cents higher at $3.09, with an exchange of 58,350 stock units, Express Catering settled with a loss of 49 cents at $7, trading 31,584 units, FosRich Group ended trading 4,474 shares and rose 30 cents to close at $4. Fontana traded 20 cents higher at $3.90, with 487,017 shares changing hands, General Accident finished trading 57,162 shares, at $3.99, GWest Corporation closed 5 cents higher at $1.36, in exchanging 40,406 stock units, Honey Bun gained 10 cents to close at $3.80, with an exchange of 11,980 units, Indies Pharma concluded trading of 93,909 shares at $2.90. Jamaican Teas ended trading with 300 stock units at $4,  Jetcon Corporation  traded 14,500 units with a loss of 7 cents at $3.18,  Knutsford Express  ended with a loss of 20 cents at $12.50, with an exchange of 103,076 shares, Lasco Distributors  ended trading of 73,727 stock units at $3.75. Lasco Financial  closed with a loss of 15 cents at $4.35, with 35,401 units changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing  settled 2 cents higher at $3.29, trading 35,900 shares, Main Event ended trading 4,452 shares, with a loss of 20 cents at $5.80, Medical Disposables  traded 18,000 shares with a loss of 10 cents to close at $5.50. Paramount Trading finished trading 6,500 stock units at $2.40 and Stationery and Office ended with a loss of 40 cents at $8, trading 27,474 shares. In the junior market preference segment, CAC 2000 9.5% ended at $1, with 6,400 stock units trading and Derrimon Trading 9% concluded trading at $2.10, with 4,833 units.

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

Big fall for Junior Market – Tuesday

Indies Pharma traded 2m shares on Tuesday.

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Tuesday with a sharp fall the market index of 45.69 points to close at 3,108.83 as the prices of 8 securities advanced, 12 declined and 8 remained unchanged.
Trading saw 28 securities changing hands compared to 27 on Monday, resulting in an exchange of 3,645,419 units valued at $11,521,269, compared to 3,202,720 units valued at $12,121,438 on Monday.
Trading ended with an average of 130,194 units for an average of $411,474 in contrast to 118,619 units for an average of $448,942 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amounts to 96,530 shares valued $346,767 and previously 91,113 shares valued $336,354. In contrast, the average trade in January was 2,245,428 units with a value of $7,372,574 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 7 stocks ended with higher bids than their last selling prices and 3 closing with lower offers.
t the close of the day’s activities, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 15 cents at $2.35, with 120,000 stock units changing hands, Blue Power concluded trading of 15,300 units, with a loss of 80 cents at $5, CAC 2000 finished 20 cents higher at $12.60, trading just 100 shares. Caribbean Cream ended trading of 2,000 shares, with a loss of 10 cents to close at $5.85, Caribbean Producers finished trading of 17,450 units with a loss of 5 cents at $4.70, Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 35 cents at $2.60, with 41,010 shares changing hands. Dolphin Cove concluded trading of 10,200 shares with a rise of 60 cents to $15.40, Everything Fresh finished with a loss of 1 cent at $1.60, with an exchange of 72,397 stock units, Elite Diagnostic settled with a loss of 19 cents at $3, in trading 53,414 units. Express Catering ended trading 17,236 shares, with a loss of 1 cent at $7.49, FosRich Group traded 67,552 shares with a loss of 29 cents at $3.70, Fontana finished trading at $3.70, with 557,982 shares changing hands, General Accident closed with a loss of 1 cent at $3.99, with an exchange of 271,129 stock units. GWest Corporation ended 20 cents higher at $1.31, with 29,675 units changing hands, Honey Bun concluded trading of 20,520 shares, at $3.70, Indies Pharma finished with a loss of 5 cents at $2.90, in exchanging 2,013,889 shares, Jamaican Teas  traded 17,000 units at $4, Jetcon Corporation  finished trading 6 cents higher at $3.25, in exchanging 25,475 shares. Knutsford Express  concluded trading of 996 stock units, with a rise of 20 cents to $12.70,  Lasco Distributors  closed 5 cents higher at $3.75, with 26,427 units trading, Lasco Financial  settled at $4.50, with an exchange of 47,259 shares, Lasco Manufacturing ended trading of 400 shares and rose 9 cents higher to $3.27. Main Event  traded 21,655 shares at $6,  Medical Disposables  finished trading 300 stock units with a loss of 90 cents to $5.60,  Paramount Trading  closed at $2.40, in an exchange of 25,500 units, SSL Venture Capital ended 1 cent higher at $1.95, with 1,000 shares changing hands and  Stationery and Office  concluded trading with 22,617 shares at $8.40. In the junior market preference segment, CAC 2000 closed at $1, with the trading of 146,936 shares.

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

 

Everything Fresh picks up Meat company

Everything Fresh traded at $1.61 on Monday.

Everything Fresh completed the purchase and takeover of Meat Experts for a consideration of $50 million, the company reported to the Jamaica Stock Exchange.
The company expects to spend an additional $30 million for upgrades, the release stated. “Meat Experts is a widely integrated manufacturing operation located in Bog Walk, St. Catherine. It has its own abattoir, cutting, processing, packaging and cold storage facilities and logistics network. This acquisition will add several new products to the Everything Fresh lineup, promote the support of local livestock and produce farmers and reduce costs. Everything Fresh will be serving both its bulk and retail clients with additional products that will be launched under the Meat Experts and Everything Fresh brands. Everything Fresh continues to pursue other salient opportunities which exist,” the company stated.
The acquisition provides diversification for Everything Fresh that was previously a purely a distributor of edible goods including fruits and meats.

Everything Fresh two major owners and directors, Mr. & Mrs. Pullen.


Everything Fresh is listed on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, with the stock closing at $1.61 on Monday.
The suffered a reduction in revenues in the September 2018 quarter from $450 million to $422 million but the nine months period enjoyed a rise from $1.365 billion to $1.39 billion. A loss of $17.5 million was realized in the September quarter versus a profit of $11 before tax in 2017 and for the nine months, profit declined to $27 million before tax from $35 million in 2017. The acquisition could add between $20 to $30 million in profit for the group, based on the capital involved in acquisition and the upgrade to take place.

Junior Market trading rises – Monday

Fontana Waterloo branch under construction in Kingston

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange settled on Monday and resulting in an exchange of 3,202,720 units valued at $12,121,438, compared to 1,501,161 units valued at $5,720,483 on Friday.
Trading was dominated by Fontana with 75 percent of the total volume traded in the Junior Market.
At the close, 27 securities changed hands versus 22 changing hands on Friday leading to the prices of 12 securities advancing, 9 declining and 6 remaining unchanged and a rise of 25.69 points in the market index to close at 3,154.52.
Trading ended with an average of 118,619 units for an average of $448,942 in contrast to 68,235 units for an average of $260,022 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amounts to 91,113 shares valued $336,354 and previously 86,061 shares valued $315,674. In contrast, the average trade in January was 2,245,428 units with a value of $7,372,574 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 6 stocks ended with higher bids than their last selling prices and 4 closing with lower offers.
At the close of the day’s activities, Access Financial closed at $47, in trading 5,515 shares, AMG Packaging ended 10 cents higher at $2.50, with an exchange of 31,162 stock units, Blue Power concluded trading of 10,218 units after rising 80 cents to $5.80, CAC 2000 finished with a loss of 10 cents at $12.40, in exchanging 3,200 shares. Derrimon Trading ended 5 cents higher at $2.95, with 53,000 shares changing hands, Everything Fresh lost 22 cents to end at $1.61, with 63,050 stock units trading, Elite Diagnostic settled at $3.19, with an exchange 26,852 units, Express Catering ended trading of 21,766 shares with a loss of 30 cents at $7.50. FosRich Group traded just 103 shares with a loss of 1 cent at $3.99, Fontana finished trading 10 cents higher at $3.70, with 2,408,200 shares trading, General Accident closed with 80,376 stock units trading, with the price rising 10 cents higher to $4, GWest Corporation fell 19 cents to an all-time low of $1.11, with an exchange of 98,080 units. Honey Bun concluded trading of 36,070 shares with a loss of 5 cents at $3.70, Indies Pharma lost 19 cents at $2.95, in trading 36,151 shares, Jamaican Teas traded 1,140 units at $4,  Jetcon Corporation  finished trading 5,100 shares, with a rise of 4 cents to $3.19. Knutsford Express  fell 20 cents to end at $12.50, in exchanging 45,925 stock units, Lasco Distributors finished with a loss of 30 cents at $3.70, trading 89,999 units, Lasco Financial settled 30 cents higher at $4.50, with an exchange of 14,610 shares, Lasco Manufacturing ended trading 133,307 shares 8 cents higher at $3.18. Main Event  traded 20,196 shares and moved 30 cents higher to $6,  Medical Disposables  finished trading at $6.50, with an exchange of 2,000 stock units, Paramount Trading  ended swapping 7,000 units for 35 cents higher at $2.40, SSL Venture Capital ended at $1.94, with an exchange of 700 shares. Stationery and Office concluded trading of 1,000 shares and jumped 90 cents higher to $8.40 and tTech settled 4 cents higher at $5.84, with 2,000 stock units changing hands. In the Junior Market preference segment, Derrimon Trading ended at $2.10, with the trading of 6,000 stock units.

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

Junior Market slips again – Friday

Fontana stock remains the main attraction in trading.

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended with 22 securities changing hands, compared to 25 to Wednesday, with 64 percent more volume than on Thursday.
At the close of market activities resulted in prices of 8 securities advancing, 11 declining and 3 remaining unchanged leading to a fall of 27.19 points in the market index to close at 3,128.83.
Market activity resulted in an exchange of 1,501,161 units valued at $5,720,483 compared to 917,451 units valued at $3,945,523 traded previously.
Trading ended with an average of 68,235 units for an average of $260,022 in contrast to 36,698 units for an average of $157,821 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amounts to 86,061 shares valued $315,674 and previously 89,199 shares valued $325,469. In contrast, the average trade in January was 2,245,428 units with a value of $7,372,574 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 7 stocks ended with higher bids than their last selling prices and 5 closing with lower offers.
At the close of the day’s activities, Access Financial closed with a loss of 1 cent at $47, trading 1,285 shares, AMG Packaging ended at $2.40, with an exchange of 118,612 stock units, Blue Power concluded trading with 5,113 units at $5, CAC 2000 finished with a loss of 50 cents at $12.50, with 50,000 shares. Cargo Handlers settled with a loss of 20 cents at $14.70, exchanging 5,804 shares, Caribbean Producers finished trading 28,729 units and rose 5 cents higher to $4.75, Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 5 cents at $2.90, with an exchange of 7,500 shares, Everything Fresh closed 23 cents higher at $1.83, with an exchange of 122,087 stock units. Elite Diagnostic settled 6 cents higher at $3.19, in exchanging 81,437 units. Express Catering ended trading with 40,767 shares and lost 10 cents to close at $7.80, FosRich Group traded 73,545 shares after rising 3 cents higher to $4, Fontana finished trading 598,063 shares, with a loss of 1 cent at $3.60, GWest Corporation ended with a loss of 14 cents at $1.30, with 63,268 units trading. Honey Bun concluded trading 2 cents higher at $3.75, with 49,560 shares,  Indies Pharma closed 14 cents higher at $3.14, with 89,033 shares changing hands, Jamaican Teas  traded just 2,500 units at $4, Knutsford Express concluded trading of 1,229 stock units and rose 60 cents higher to $12.70. Lasco Distributors  finished 20 cents higher at $4, exchanging 32,593 units, Lasco Financial  settled  with a loss of 1 cent at $4.20, trading 60,136 shares, Lasco Manufacturing  ended trading 53,600 shares, with a loss of 29 cents at $3.10,  SSL Venture Capital ended with a loss of 1 cent at $1.94, with an exchange of 5,300 shares and  Stationery and Office  concluded trading of 11,000 shares with a loss of 90 cents at $7.50.

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