Nice jump for Junior Market

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market Index jumped 42.38 points to close at 3,126.21 on Friday as rising stocks beat declining ones 3 to 2.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 12 securities advanced, 8 declined and 11 remained unchanged. Fontana jumped to a 52 weeks’ intraday high of $9 but pulled at the close to trade below Thursday’s last traded price.
The market close on Friday with 31 securities changing hands, similar to Thursday, resulting in an exchange of 2,453,740 units valued at $12,590,576 compared to 1,843,387 units for $6,929,942 on Thursday.
Trading ended with an average of 79,153 units at $406,148 for each security trading, in contrast to 59,464 units for an average of $223,547 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 86,814 units with a value of $302,918 for each security traded, compared to 89,989 units with a value of $295,131 traded previously. June ended with an average of 166,169 units at $674,841 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 4 stocks closing with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 closed with lower offers.
Stocks ending with price changes| Blue Power ended trading 20,800 shares, after rising 50 cents to end at $6.50, CAC 2000 gained $1.95 to end at $14.95 with 1,155 stock units changing hands, Cargo Handlers climbed 95 cents in exchanging 7,800 shares at $10, Caribbean Cream exchanged 5,000 shares to close at $5.01 after falling 24 cents. Consolidated Bakeries traded 11,333 units and gained 19 cents to end at $1.79, Derrimon Trading swapped 103,000 shares, after rising 12 cents to end at $2.60, Express Catering lost 14 cents in trading 56,655 units at $6.21, Elite Diagnostic closed trading with 85,338 shares, after rising 20 cents to end at $5. Fosrich Group dipped 5 cents trading 128,815 units at $4.91, Fontana declined 59 cents in trading of 874,679 units at $7.41 after hitting a new all-time high of $9 before selling came in and pushed the price down. Gwest Corporation climbed 5 cents and exchanged 19,736 shares at 96 cents, Honey Bun climbed 15 cents and exchanged 1,000 shares at $6.05, iCreate ended with a loss of 1 cent at 70 cents with 102,230 stock units changing hands. Indies Pharma ended trading with 320,470 shares, after rising 1 cent to end at $3.02, Jamaican Teas ended with a loss of 1 cent at $4.44 with 21,911 stock units changing hands, Jetcon Corporation fell 9 cents in trading 2,084 units at $1.80. Lasco Distributors closed 5 cents higher at $3.20, with 38,196 stock units trading. Iron Rock Insurance closed trading of 3,000 units with a gain of 3 cents to end at $3.53, Stationery and Office Supplies declined 1 cent, to close at 9.01, with 58,105 stock units changing hands and tTech ended trading of 27,199 shares, after rising 10 cents to end at $5.10.

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

Junior Market trims gains

Fontana ended at a record close of $8 on Thursday.

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market Index declined 23.72 points to close at 3,083.83 on Thursday as declining stocks doubled those rising but the IC bid-offer Indicator points to a positive market on Friday.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 7 securities advanced, 15 declined and 9 remained unchanged. Fontana jumped to a 52 weeks’ closing high of $8 and Express Catering traded at an intraday low of $6.
The market close on Thursday with 31 securities changing hands compared to 26 on Wednesday, resulting in an exchange of 1,843,387 units for $6,929,942 compared to 1,982,466 units valued at $6,630,174 on Wednesday.
Trading ended with an average of 59,464 units for an average of $223,547 in contrast to 76,249 units for an average of $255,007 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 89,989 units with a value of $295,131 for each security traded, compared to 89,671 units with a value of $300,971 traded previously. June ended with an average of 166,169 units at $674,841 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 7 stocks closing with bids higher than their last selling prices and one closed with a lower offer.
Stocks ending with price changes| Blue Power lost 15 cents in trading 14,924 units at $6, CAC 2000 closed trading of 555 units and gained 24 cents to end at $13, Cargo Handlers close with a loss of $1.95 at $9.05, in swapping of 1,100 shares. Caribbean Cream dipped 18 cents in trading of 7,000 units at $5.25, Caribbean Producers ended with a loss of 1 cent at $4.74 with 5,354 stock units changing hands. Consolidated Bakeries shed 19 cents in trading 1,000 units at $1.60, Derrimon Trading shed 2 cents in trading 15,756 units at $2.48, Express Catering lost 15 cents in trading of 5,532 units to close at $6.35. Everything Fresh lost 6 cents in trading 230,225 units at $1.30, Elite Diagnostic ended market activity exchanging 20,309 shares to close at $4.80 after falling 5 cents. Fosrich Group dipped 4 cents in trading of 11,437 units at $4.96, Fontana climbed 85 cents and exchanged 83,320 shares at a record high of $8, GWest Corporation closed trading of 171,006 units with a gain of 9 cents to end at 91 cents, Honey Bun dipped 15 cents in trading of 10,000 units at $5.90. iCreate fell 2 cents in trading 9,496 units at 71 cents, Indies Pharma declined 2 cents in trading of 80,365 units to close at $3.01, Jamaican Teas climbed 1 cent in exchanging 19,777 shares at $4.45, Lasco Distributors closed 5 cents higher at $3.15, with 680,499 stock units trading. Lasco Financial ended trading with 104,594 shares, after rising 10 cents to close at $4.60, Medical Disposables declined 23 cents in trading 6,160 units at $6.70, Stationery and Office Supplies shed 48 cents in trading 217,587 units to close at $9.02, tTech shed 25 cents in trading of 6,000 units to end at $5. In the junior market preference segment, Derrimon Trading climbed 5 cents and exchanged 6,114 shares at $2.05.

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

Junior Market jumps 63 points

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange enjoyed a big bounce on Tuesday with the market Index jumping 63.13 points to close at 3,076.53.
The market closed on Tuesday with 32 securities changing hands compared to 30 trading on Monday, and resulted in an exchange of 2,823,887 units valued at $8,379,276 compared to 2,734,886 units valued at $7,413,545.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 16 securities advanced, 9 declined and 7 remained unchanged. Key Insurance ended at a 52 weeks’ low of $2.85.
Trading ended with an average of 88,246 units for an average of $261,852 in contrast to 91,163 units for an average of $247,118 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 90,656 shares valued at $$304,347 for each security traded, compared to 90,896 shares valued at $308,570 traded previously. June ended with an average of 166,169 units at $674,841 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 closed with lower offers.
Stocks ending with price changes| AMG Packaging closed trading of 55,950 units and gained 16 cents to end at $2.43, Blue Power traded 55,465 shares and jumped 80 cents to end at $6.15,after the company announced that they are considering split the operations into two seperate listed companies. CAC 2000 lost 34 cents in trading 399 units at $12.76. Caribbean Cream fell 13 cents in trading of 31,000 units at $5.43, Cargo Handlers climbed $1.50 to settle at $11 with 6,000 shares changing hands, Caribbean Producers ended trading of 2,110 shares, after rising 3 cents to end at $4.79. Dolphin Cove climbed 25 cents and exchanged 1,005 shares at $12, Derrimon Trading climbed 20 cents and exchanged 400 shares at $2.50, Express Catering closed trading of 2,320 units and gained 40 cents to end at $6.50, Everything Fresh lost 6 cents in trading 780,000 shares to close at $1.30. Fosrich Group ended trading with 31,964 shares, after rising 86 cents to end at $4.96, Fontana ended market activity in exchanging 51,820 shares to close at $6.10 after falling 10 cents, General Accident lost 30 cents in trading of 512,000 units at $3.90, GWest Corporation closed trading of 279,050 units and gained 11 cents to end at 81 cents. Honey Bun closed 5 cents higher at $6, with 29,579 stock units trading, Indies Pharma shed 5 cents in trading of 272,182 units at $3.01, Iron Rock Insurance shed 15 cents in trading of 4,230 units at $3.35,  Jamaican Teas ended trading with 250 shares, after rising 4 cents to end at $4.44, Jetcon Corporation gained 10 cents to end at $1.70 with 137,940 stock units trading. Key Insurance lost 5 cents in trading 12,693 shares to close at 52 weeks’ low of $2.85, Lasco Distributors climbed 10 cents in exchanging 38,962 shares at $3.10, Lasco Financial ended trading with 143,000 shares, after rising 21 cents to end at $4.70, Medical Disposables dipped 16 cents in trading of 1,000 units at $6.93. Main Event ended trading with 10,793 shares, after rising 8 cents to end at $6.40 shares and Stationery and closed 35 cents higher at $9.50, with an exchange of 9,573 stock units.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Junior Market drops 90 points in July

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Fontana ended at a record close of $6.20.

It has not been a good July for the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange so far, as the market index continuing to slide, with a 26.77 points fall on Monday on top of the 26.62 points drop on Friday.
The market that started the month at 3,103.60 has now lost 90 points to close at 3,013.40 on Monday on a day when declining stocks outnumbered rising stocks 3 to 1.
Trading ended on Monday with 30 securities changing hands, similar to Friday’s level, resulting in an exchange of 2,734,886 units valued at $7,413,545 compared to 2,783,254 units valued at $9,535,345 on Friday. At the close of market activities, the prices of 5 securities advanced, 14 declined and 11 remained unchanged.
Trading ended with an average of 91,163 units at $247,118 for each security trading, in contrast to 92,775 units for an average of $317,845 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 90,896 shares valued at $308,570 for each security traded, compared to 90,868 shares valued at $314,884 traded previously. June ended with an average of 166,169 units at $674,841 for each security traded.
Fontana closed at an all-time high of $6.20, GWest Corporation closed at a 52 weeks’ low of 70 cents and Jetcon Corporation ended at a 52 weeks’ low of $1.60.
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 2 closed with lower offers.
Stocks ending with price changes| AMG Packaging climbed 11 cents in exchanging 35,696 shares at $2.27,after trading as high as $2.50, with investors responding positively to improved profit posted for the company’s May quarter. Blue Power traded 1,550 shares, after rising 40 cents to end at $5.35, Caribbean Producers lost 4 cents trading 5,260 shares to close at $4.76, Consolidated Bakeries ended market activity exchanging 58,600 shares to close at $1.80 after falling 10 cents. Derrimon Trading ended trading with 78,832 shares, after rising 13 cents to end at $2.30, Express Catering declined 65 cents in trading of 44,521 units at $6.10. Everything Fresh ended market activity in exchanging 84,200 shares to close at $1.36 after falling 4 cents, Elite Diagnostic fell 15 cents trading 4,210 units at $4.80. Fosrich Group dipped 10 cents in trading of 29,637 units at $4.10, Fontana closed trading of 171,573 units and gained 13 cents to end at $6.20. General Accident lost 10 cents trading 1,540 units at $4.20, Gwest Corporation declined 14 cents in trading of 558,259 units to end at an all-time closing low of 70 cents, Honey Bun lost 5 cents in exchanging 6,000 units at $5.95, Jamaican Teas dipped 5 cents in with 44,032 units changing hands at $4.40. Jetcon Corporation declined 35 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ low of $1.60, trading 85,000 shares, Key Insurance ended market activity exchanging 2,021 shares, to close at $2.90 after falling 10 cents. Lasco Financial ended with a loss of 1 cent at $4.49 with 18,200 stock units changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing climbed 14 cents after exchanging 134,182 shares at $4.20 and Main Event lost 38 cents in trading 12,734 shares to close at $6.32.

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

Junior Market drops – Friday

Fontana ended at a record close of $6.07.

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market Index dived 26.62 points to close at 3,040.17 on Friday with three stocks hitting 52 weeks’ lows and two recording highs.
Trading concluded on Friday with 30 securities changing hands, up from 28 securities on Thursday. At the close the prices of 8 securities rose, 13 declined and 16 remained unchanged as 2,783,254 units valued at $9,535,345 changed hands, compared to 6,999,633 units valued at $19,497,999 on Thursday.
Trading ended with an average of 92,775 units for an average of $317,845 in contrast to 249,987 units for an average of $696,357 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 90,650 shares valued at $314,545 for each security traded compared to 90,650 shares valued at $314,545 traded previously. June ended with an average of 166,169 units at $674,841 for each security traded.
Fontana closed at an all-time high of $6.07, Elite Diagnostic traded at a 52 weeks’ high of $5.14 but pulled back at the close and GWest Corporation traded at a 52 weeks’ low of 70 cents before closing higher and Lasco Distributors ended at a 52 weeks’ low.
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 one closed with a lower offer.
Stocks ending with price changes| Access Financial declined 30 cents in trading 1,500 units at $43.20, AMG Packaging ended trading with 110,600 shares, after rising 16 cents to end at $2.16, after the company posted 28 percent increase in pretax profit for the third quarter to May and suggesting earnings in a full year of 12 cents per share. Blue Power fell 55 cents in trading of 81,109 units at $4.95, Caribbean Cream closed 2 cents higher at $5.56, with 9,850 stock units trading, Caribbean Flavours dropped $1.30 in trading of 11,831 units at $13, Derrimon Trading closed with a loss of 23 cents at $2.17, in swapping 437,640 shares. Express Catering closed trading of 150,668 units and gained 35 cents to end at $6.75, Elite Diagnostic climbed 25 cents and exchanged 24,410 shares at $4.95, after trading at a record high of $5.14, Fosrich Group ended market activity in exchanging 22,728 shares, to close at $4.20 after falling 5 cents. Fontana ended trading with 227,035 shares, after rising 7 cents to end at 52 weeks closing high of $6.07, Gwest Corporation closed 3 cents higher at 84 cents, with 167,462 stock units trading, but traded at an all-time low of 70 cents earlier in the trading session. Honey Bun ended market activity exchanging 87,841 shares to close at $6 after falling 21 cents, iCreate Limited ended with a loss of 1 cent at 71 cents with 551,200 stock units changing hands, Jamaican Teas shed 5 cents in trading of 36,000 units at $4.45, Jetcon Corporation lost 5 cents in exchanging 7,813 shares to close at $1.95. Knutsford Express lost 50 cents trading 108,090 units to close at $11. Lasco Distributors declined 30 cents trading of 466,362 units to end at a 52 weeks’ low of $3. Lasco Manufacturing lost 4 cents in exchanging 103,219 units at $4.06, Medical Disposables climbed 9 cents and exchanged 12,999 shares at $7.09, Main Event ended trading with 6,882 shares, after rising 99 cents to end at $6.70 and Stationery and Office Supplies ended market activity with 2,500 shares changing hands to close at $9.15 after falling 65 cents.

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

Junior Market volume rises – Thursday

Elite Diagnostics traded at a new high of $5.02 on the Junior Market on Thursday.

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Thursday with an exchange of 6,999,633 units valued at $19,497,999 compared to 5,751,985 units valued at $21,162,399 on Wednesday.
Market activities ended with 28 securities changing hands, down from 32 securities on Wednesday, resulting in the prices of 11 securities advancing, 7 declining and 10 remaining unchanged. The Junior Market Index inched 0.32 points up to close at 3,066.79.
Elite Diagnostic traded at a 52 weeks’ high of $5.02 but pulled back at the close and CAC2000 preference share traded at a 52 weeks’ low.
Trading ended with an average of 249,987 units for an average of $696,357 in contrast to 179,750 units for an average of $661,325 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 90,650 shares valued at $314,545 for each security traded compared to 71,584 shares valued at $268,858 traded previously. June ended with an average of 166,169 units at $674,841 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 one closed with a lower offer.
Stocks ending with price changes| AMG Packaging lost 11 cents in trading 39,864 shares to close at $2, Blue Power ended with a loss of 1 cent at $5.50 with 303 stock units changing hands, CAC 2000 climbed 4 cents and exchanged 100 shares at $13.10, Caribbean Cream closed 4 cents higher at $5.54, with 13,300 stock units trading. Derrimon Trading fell 3 cents in trading 5,380,504 units to close at $2.40. Elite Diagnostic declined 30 cents in trading of 283,380 units at $4.70, Express Catering closed 30 cents higher at $6.40, with 24,695 stock units trading, Fosrich Group declined 29 cents trading 16,667 units at $4.25, Fontana exchanged 146,183 shares, after rising 25 cents to end at $6. Gwest Corporation ended trading with 146,416 shares, after rising 1 cent to end at 81 cents, iCreate closed 2 cents higher at 72 cents, with an exchange of 50,704 stock units, Indies Pharma exchanged 165,048 shares, after rising 5 cents to end at $3.06, ISP Finance traded 5,000 shares, after rising 20 cents to end at $13.85. Jamaican Teas closed 9 cents higher at $4.50, with 164,588 stock units changing hands, Lasco Distributors fell 10 cents in trading 43,349 units at $3.30, Lasco Manufacturing closed 1 cent higher at $4.10, with 26,900 stock units trading and Stationery and Office Supplies climbed 79 cents to $9.80, with an exchange of 94,378 stock units. In the junior market preference segment, CAC 2000 shed 25 cents in trading 80,114 units at 52 weeks’ low of 90 cents.

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

14 Junior Market stocks rise 8 fall – Wednesday

The new Waterloo Road branch under construction. the company’s stock traded at an all-time high of $5.

The Junior Market closed on Wednesday with 14 securities rising, 8 falling and 10 remaining unchanged leading to the Junior Market Index advancing 18.46 points to close at 3,066.47.
Trading ended with 32 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 5,751,985 units valued at $21,162,399 compared to 1,394,594 units valued at $4,925,622 on Tuesday with 29 securities changed hands.
Elite Diagnostic traded at a 52 weeks’ high of $5, GWest hit an all-time low of 75 cents but bounced slightly at the close while Express Catering and KLE Group both ended at 52 weeks’ low.
Trading ended with an average of 179,750 units for an average of $661,325 in contrast to 48,089 units for an average of $169,849 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 71,584 shares valued at $268,858 for each security traded compared to 54,449 shares valued at $206,685 traded previously. June ended with an average of 166,169 units at $674,841 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 bids higher than their last selling prices and one closed with a lower offer.
Stocks with price changes| Access Financial closed 30 cents higher at $43.50, with 100 stock units trading, AMG Packaging ended trading with 71,097 shares, after rising 11 cents to end at $2.11, Blue Power closed 56 cents higher at $5.51, with 5,000 stock units trading, CAC 2000 ended trading 1,275 shares, after rising 30 cents to close at $13.06. Caribbean Producers climbed 5 cents and exchanged 82,733 shares at $4.80, Dolphin Cove close with a loss of 25 cents at $11.75, swapping of 2,585 shares, Express Catering lost 75 cents in trading of 13,168 units to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $6.10. Elite Diagnostic closed trading of 28,152 units and gained 37 cents to end at a record close of $5, Fosrich Group climbed 53 cents in exchanging 41,585 shares at $4.54, Fontana lost 9 cents trading 342,267 shares to close at $5.75. General Accident climbed 10 cents and exchanged 63,550 shares at $4.30, Honey Bun closed trading of 115,605 units and gained 1 cent to end at $6.21, Jetcon Corporation climbed 30 cents in exchanging 200,000 shares at $2, KLE Group lost 40 cents in trading of 7,700 units in closing at a 52 weeks’ low of $1.70. Caribbean Cream climbed 70 cents and exchanged 8,895 shares at $5.50, Lasco Distributors ended trading with 16,523 shares, after rising 20 cents to close at $3.40, Lasco Financial closed with a loss of 10 cents at $4.50, in swapping 39,324 shares, Lasco Manufacturing ended with a loss of 1 cent at 4.09 with 3,653,139 stock units changing hands. Medical Disposables closed trading of 14,410 units and gained 30 cents to end at $7, Paramount Trading ended with a loss of 1 cent at 1.80 with 14,879 stock units trading, Stationery and Office Supplies closed with a loss of 34 cents at $9.01, trading 6,156 shares and tTech closed 30 cents higher at $5.50, with 4,024 stock units trading.

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

Junior Market in sharp drop – Tuesday

The Junior Market Index plunged 41.37 points to close at 3,048.01 at the close of the market on Tuesday as 29 securities changed hands, compared to 30 on Monday, resulting in the prices of 9 advancing, 12 declining and 9 remaining unchanged.
Trading on the Junior Market ended with an exchange of 1,394,594 units valued at $4,925,622 compared to 1,085,258 units valued at $4,012,944 on Monday. Jetcon traded at a 52 weeks’ low of $1.60 and GWest hit an all-time low of 80 cents.
Trading ended with an average of 48,089 units for an average of $169,849 in contrast to 36,175 units for an average of $133,765 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 54,449 shares valued at $206,685 for each security traded compared to 55,515 shares valued at $212,860 traded previously. June ended with an average of 166,169 units at $674,841 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 no stock closed with a lower offer.
Stocks with price changes| AMG Packaging closed 10 cents higher at $2, with 16,050 stock units trading, CAC 2000  lost 24 cents in trading 2,708 shares to close at $12.76, Cargo Handlers climbed 50 cents exchanging 3,000 shares at $9.50, Caribbean Producers closed 25 cents higher at $4.75, with 500 stock units trading. Derrimon Trading fell 7 cents with 432,928 units changing hands at $2.43, Everything Fresh climbed 5 cents and exchanged 13,800 shares at $1.40, Elite Diagnostic ended market activity in exchanging 29,783 shares to close at $4.63 after falling 22 cents, Fosrich Group closed with a loss of 64 cents at $4.01, swapping 21,105, shares. General Accident traded 10,650 after declining 25 cents to settle at $4.20, GWest Corporation declined 10 cents in trading of 10,000 units to close at an all-time low of 80 cents, Indies Pharma fell 9 cents in trading of 263,475 units at $3.01, Jamaican Teas shed 15 cents trading of 15,500 units at $4.41. Jetcon Corporation climbed 2 cents and exchanged 14,163 shares at $1.70, Knutsford Express ended with a loss of 1 cent at $11.50 with 9,069 stock units changing hands, Key Insurance closed with a loss of 3 cents at $3, in swapping of 15,584, shares, Lasco Distributors shed 20 cents in trading of 125,744 units at $3.20. Lasco Financial closed trading of 13,876 units and gained 11 cents to end at $4.60, Lasco Manufacturing ended trading with 184,720 shares, after rising 9 cents to end at $4.10, Consolidated Bakeries closed trading of 1,102 units and gained 10 cents to end at $1.90. Stationery and Office Supplies shed 15 cents in trading of 3,318 units at $9.35 and tTech closed 40 cents higher at $5.20, with 20,000 stock units trading.

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

Junior Market dips again – Monday

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Monday with an exchange of 1,085,258 units valued $4,012,944 compared to 1,842,715 units valued at $6,647,469 on Friday.
At the close of market activities, 30 securities changed hands, compared to 31 on Friday, resulting in the prices of 7 securities advancing, 14 declining and 9 remaining unchanged. The Junior Market Index declined 7.04 points to close at 3,089.38 with one stock rising to an all-time high and one closing at an all-time low.
Trading ended with an average of 36,175 units for an average of $133,765 in contrast to 59,442 units for an average of $214,434 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 55,515 shares valued at $212,860 for each security traded compared to 59,572 shares valued at $229,453 traded previously. June ended with an average of 166,169 units at $674,841 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 bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
Stocks with price changes| Access Financial lost $1.80 trading 5,000 shares to close at $43.20, AMG Packaging fell 10 cents in trading of 17,000 units at $1.90, CAC 2000 closed with a loss of $2 to end at $13, exchanging 3,600 shares, Derrimon Trading closed 7 cents higher at $2.50, with 165,409 stock units trading. Express Catering ended with a loss of 1 cent at $6.85 with 40,630 stock units changing hands. Elite Diagnostic ended trading with 35,000 shares, after rising 35 cents to end at an all-time high of $4.85, Fosrich Group closed 25 cents higher at $4.65, with 26,787 stock units trading, Fontana declined by 6 cents to settle at $5.84 while trading 95,229 shares. Gwest Corporation ended market activity exchanging 12,715 shares to close at an all-time low of 90 cents after falling 5 cents, iCreate declined by 3 cents to settle at 70 cents trading 75,964 shares, Indies Pharma climbed 9 cents and exchanged 67,652 shares at $3.10. Jamaican Teas closed 16 cents higher at $4.56, with 21,998 stock units trading, Key Insurance gained 3 cents to end at $3.03 trading of 9,015 units, KLE Group lost 25 cents in trading 3,570 shares to close at 2.10 cents, Knutsford Express fell $1.29 trading of 7,850 units to end at $11.51. Lasco Financial shed 11 cents in trading of 43,799 units at $4.49, Lasco Manufacturing lost 13 cents in trading of 19,632 units at $4.01. Main Event declined $1.29 in trading of 8,927 units at $5.71, Paramount Trading added 1 cent in exchanging 16,235 shares at $1.81, Stationery and Office Supplies closed with a loss of 30 cents at $9.50, swapping of 9,177, shares and tTech ended market activity exchanging 4,175 shares to close at $4.80 after falling 70 cents.

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

Junior Market drops again – Friday

Elite Diagnostics closed at a new high of $4.50 on the Junior Market on Friday.

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange fell below the 3,100 points mark on Friday having surged to 3,165.12 at the close of trading on Monday, the highest level since late February this year.
Market activity resulted in 31 securities changing hands, similar to Thursday, resulting in an exchange of 1,842,715 units valued at $6,647,469 compared to 1,571,911 units valued at $7,260,237 on Thursday.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 11 securities advanced, 9 declined and 11 remained unchanged, as one stock rose to an all-time high and one closed at 52 weeks’ low and one at an all-time low. The Junior Market Index declined by 12.42 points to close at 3,096.42.
Trading ended with an average of 59,442 units for an average of $214,434 in contrast to 50,707 units for an average of $234,201 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 59,572 shares valued at $229,453 for each security traded compared to 59,608 shares valued at $233,610 traded previously. June ended with an average of 166,169 units at $674,841 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 one with a lower offer.
Stocks with price changes| Access Financial closed at $1.80 higher to $45 in exchanging 280 shares, AMG Packaging closed trading of 34,961 units and gained 10 cents to end at $2, Blue Power fell 45 cents in transferring 5,400 units to close at $4.95. Caribbean Producers lost 45 cents trading 246,806 shares to end at $4.50, Dolphin Cove climbed 25 cents and exchanged 184 shares at $12. Derrimon Trading declined by 11 cents to settle at $2.43 with 197,463 shares changing hands, Express Catering ended with a loss of 1 cent at $6.86 with 8,408 stock units trading, Everything Fresh dipped 2 cents in trading of 142,417 units in closing at $1.35. Elite Diagnostic closed 10 cents higher to a 52 weeks’ high of $4.50, with 10,100 stock units trading, Fosrich Group closed 15 cents higher at $4.40, with 4,200 stock units trading, General Accident closed trading of 27,750 units and gained 25 cents to end at $4.45. Gwest Corporation declined by 3 cents to settle at an all-time low of 95 cents, Indies Pharma dipped 17 cents in trading of 556,867 units at $3.01, Jetcon Corporation lost 2 cents in trading 71,005 shares to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $1.68. Knutsford Express ended trading of 6,808 shares, after rising 1 cent to end at $12.80, Lasco Distributors concluded trading of 76,744 units with a rise of 5 cents to close at $3.40, Lasco Financial climbed 50 cents and exchanged 18,927 shares to close at $4.60. Lasco Manufacturing fell 6 cents in trading of 123,546 units to finish at $4.14, Main Event ended trading with 1,450 shares, after rising 48 cents to end at $7 and Stationery and Office Supplies climbed 10 cents and exchanged 9,934 shares at $9.80.

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