Junior Market drops below 3,000 points

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed with 19 securities changing hands, the same as on Friday, resulting in an exchange of only 394,030 units valued at $1,640,793 compared to 2,279,940 units valued at $14,635,254 on Friday.
The market Index declined by 12.08 points to close at 2,991.60, with prices of the last trades resulting in 4 advancing, 6 falling and 9 remaining unchanged.
Trading ended with an average of 20,738 units for an average of $86,358 in contrast to 119,997 units for an average of $770,277 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 129,302 valued at $593,087, compared to 136,087 units at an average of $624,758 previously. In contrast, August closed with average of 234,437 units valued at $1,295,260 for each security traded. Trading ended with the market sentiments looking mixed and having implications for Tuesday’s trading activity as 2 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 1 with a lower offer.
At the close of the market the volume of stocks changing hands and their last traded price are: Cargo Handlers traded 9 cents higher at $11.09, with 500 units, Caribbean Cream finished with a loss of 40 cents at $6.10, with 1,000 stock units, Caribbean Producers concluded trading with a loss of 20 cents at $3.60, with 93,333 shares, Derrimon Trading ended at $8, with a mere 903 units, Express Catering concluded trading at $4.40, with 20,314 stocks changing hands, General Accident closed with a loss of 10 cents at $2.60, with 29,426 shares, Honey Bun concluded trading 5 cents higher at $4.05, with 1,160 units, Iron Rock settled at $2.80, with 13,303 shares, Jamaican Teas closed at $4.05, with just 1,751 stock units, Jetcon Corporation traded 10 cents higher at $4.50, with 25,797 shares, Key Insurance traded at $4, with 10,415 units, KLE Group traded at $2.86, with 4,400 shares changing hands, Lasco Distributors settled with a loss of 5 cents at $6.75, with 10,551 stock units, Lasco Financial closed 10 cents higher at $4.10, with 9,851 units, Lasco Manufacturing ended at $4, with 103,799 shares, Main Event ended with a loss of 83 cents at $4.45, with 19,939 units, Medical Disposables concluded trading at $5, with 1,400 stocks trading, Stationery and Office finished with a loss of 9 cents at $4.75, with 26,188 stock units and tTech traded 20,000 shares at $7.55.

Junior Market hangs on to 3,000 points

Caribbean Cream gained 6o cents to close at $6.50.

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Friday with 19 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 2,279,940 units valued at $14,635,254 compared to 468,877 units valued at $2,858,513 on Thursday.
The climb in the volume and value traded is due to trading in nearly 17 million units of Eppley preference shares.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 6 advanced, 8 declined and 4 remained with the prices unchanged, based on the last price each traded at. The Junior Market Index declined by just 0.37 points to close week at 3,003.68.
Trading ended with an average of 119,997 units for an average of $770,277 in contrast to 29,305 units for an average of $178,657 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 136,087 units valued at $624,758 and 137,160 units valued at $615,057, previously. In contrast, August closed with average of 234,437 units valued at $1,295,260 for each security traded.
Trading ended with the market sentiments looking mixed but with an improvement over the signals at the close on Thursday suggesting that market activity could be a bit better than for Friday. Friday’s trading activity, ended with 6 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
The volume of stocks changing hands and the last price traded for the day are as follows: AMG Packaging concluded trading 10 cents higher at $3.25, with 39,184 shares, Blue Power traded at $45, with only 100 units changing hands, CAC 2000 concluded trading with a loss of 35 cents at $7, with 11,300 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cream added 60 cents to close at $6.50, with 100,000 units trading, Caribbean Producers ended trading at $3.80, with 49,165 stock units switching owners. Consolidated Bakeries settled with a loss of 10 cents at $2.30, with 9,897 shares, Derrimon Trading closed with a loss of 90 cents at $8, with just 1,597 units, Express Catering settled with a loss of 7 cents at $4.40, with 2,329 shares trading. Honey Bun traded 20 cents higher at $4, with 400 shares, Jamaican Teas finished 25 cents higher at $4.05, with a mere 300 stock units switching owners, Jetcon Corporation closed with a loss of 10 cents at $4.40, with 247,000 units, KLE Group lost 10 cents trading at $2.86, with 5,500 stocks trading. Knutsford Express settled at $14.50, with 2,900 shares changing hands, Lasco Distributors traded at $6.80, with 6,469 units, Lasco Financial concluded trading 7 cents higher at $4, with 11,014 stock units. Medical Disposables finished 50 cents higher at $5, with 1,100 shares. Main Event traded with a loss of 32 cents at $5.28, trading 87,488 shares, Stationery and Office closed with a loss of 1 cent at $4.84, with 37,210 stocks changing hands and Eppley 9.5% preference share, finished with a loss of 25 cents at $7 as 1,666,987 shares changed hands.

Junior Market sentiments weakened

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange finished on Thursday with 16 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of only 468,877 units valued at $2,858,513 compared to 852,002 units valued at $3,622,384 on Wednesday.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 5 advanced, 5 declined and 6 remained with the prices unchanged leading to a rise of 3.28 points to 3,004.05 for the Junior Market Index.
Trading ended with an average of 29,305 units for an average of $178,657 in contrast to 44,842 units for an average of $190,652 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 137,160 units valued at $615,057 compared to 144,864 shares with an average of $646,228, previously. In contrast, August closed with average of 234,437 units valued at $1,295,260 for each security traded.
Trading ended with the market sentiments looking very weak and having negative implications for the Friday’s trading activity. Just 1 stock ended with the bid higher than their last selling price and 8 with lower offers.
At the close of the market the volume of stocks changing hands and their last traded price are: Access Financial concluding trading $2 higher to $42, with 500 stock units, Cargo Handlers concluded trading with a loss of 10 cents at $11, with 125,525 units, Caribbean Cream finished at $5.90, with 3,100 stocks trading, Caribbean Producers settled at $3.80, with 122,411 stocks units, Express Catering rose 27 cents to $4.47, with 1,271 shares,Honey Bun settled with a loss of 25 cents at $3.80, with 8,606 stocks changing hands. Jamaican Teas ended at $3.80, with 62,997 units, Jetcon Corporation settled at $4.50, with 58,092 stocks changing hands, Knutsford Express finished at $14.50, with 1,212 shares, Lasco Distributors closed 1 cents higher at $6.80, with 281 stock units, Lasco Financial closed with a loss of 2 cents at $3.93, with 21,168 units. Lasco Manufacturing ended with a loss of 5 cents at $4, with 11,454 shares, Medical Disposables ended with a loss of 30 cents at $4.50, with 2,620 stocks, Main Event gained 32 cents and ended at $5.60, with 31,572 stocks, Stationery and Office finished 10 cents higher at $4.85, with 12,968 shares and tTech settled at $7.55, with 5,100 stocks trading.

Junior Market drops 2%

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Trading ended on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Wednesday with 19 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 852,002 units valued at $3,622,384 compared to 2,266,563 units valued at $14,319,936 on Tuesday.
The Junior Market Index declined by whopping 61.17 points to close at 3,000.77. At the close of market activities, the prices of 2 advanced, 11 declined and 6 remained with the prices unchanged, all being based on the last prices at which securities were traded.
Trading ended with an average of 44,842 units for an average of $190,652 in contrast to 98,546 units for an average of $622,606 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 144,864 units valued at $646,228 and 152,558 units at an average value of $681,272, previously. In contrast, August closed with average of 234,437 units valued at $1,295,260 for each security traded.
Trading ended with the market sentiments looking negative and having implications for the upcoming trading day’s activity as 2 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
At the close of the market the volume of stocks changing hands and their last traded price are: Access Financial concluding dropping $6.50 to $40, with 500 shares, AMG Packaging finishing 15 cents higher at $3.15, with 10,500 units. Cargo Handlers finished with a loss of 10 cents at $11.10, with 8,973 stock units, Caribbean Cream concluded trading with a loss of 40 cents at $5.90, with 3,993 shares changing hands, Caribbean Producers settled with a loss of 10 cents at $3.80, with 91,286 units, Consolidated Bakeries settled at $2.40, with 3,451 shares, Express Catering finished with a loss of 30 cents at $4.20, with 35,132 units, Eppley ended at $12, with 1,000 shares, General Accident closed with a loss of 30 cents at $2.70, with 14,000 units, Honey Bun settled at $4.05, with 2,700 units, Jamaican Teas fell 40 cents to $3.80, with 98,851 stocks trading, Jetcon Corporation concluded trading at $4.50, with 53,199 shares, Lasco Distributors lost 1 cent to close at $6.79, with 22,960 units, Lasco Financial settled with a loss of 4 cents at $3.95, with 302,760 stocks trading, Lasco Manufacturing concluded market activity 5 cents higher at $4.05, with 106,700 shares, Medical Disposables settled with a loss of 20 cents at $4.80, with 33,000 shares, Main Event ended with a loss of 34 cents at $5.28, with 2,348 stock units, Stationery and Office concluded trading at $4.75, with 60,391 shares and tTech settled at $7.55, with just 258 shares.

Junior Market trading rise index down

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Tuesday with 23 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 2,266,563 units valued at $14,319,936 compared to only 807,449 units valued at $4,046,825 on Monday.
At the close, the Junior Market Index declined by 7.96 points to close at 3,061.94 even as the prices of 9 advanced, 7 declined and 6 remained unchanged at the last prices all stocks were traded.
Trading ended with an average of 98,546 units for an average of $622,606 in contrast to 50,466 units for an average of $252,927 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 152,558 units, valued at $681,272 and 157,059 units valued at an average of $686,161, previously. In contrast, August closed with average of 234,437 units valued at $1,295,260 for each security traded.
Trading ended with the market sentiments looking mixed for tomorrow’s trading activity as 4 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
At the close of the market the volume of stocks changing hands and their last traded price are: Blue Power traded at $45, with 3,000 stocks changing hands, CAC 2000 ended with a loss of 5 cents at $7.35, with 100 units, Caribbean Cream finished with a loss of 20 cents at $6.30, with 1,400 shares, Cargo Handlers closed 20 cents higher at $11.20, with 3,042 units, Caribbean Producers rose 10 cents to $3.90, with 2,000 stock units. Consolidated Bakeries concluded trading 10 cents higher to $2.40, with 12,549 units, Derrimon Trading closed at $8.90, with 5,000 stocks trading, Express Catering concluded trading 40 cents higher at $4.50, with 48,077 units, General Accident settled at $3, with 13,955 units, Honey Bun closed 15 cents higher at $4.05, with 3,005 stocks, Iron Rock traded at $2.80, with 5,019 units. Jamaican Teas finished at $4.20, with 13,087 units, Jetcon Corporation traded 22 cents higher at $4.50, with 110,977 shares, Knutsford Express ended with a loss of 40 cents at $14.50, with 19,271 stocks, Key Insurance finished 25 cents higher at $4, with 10,000 shares. KLE Group rose 2 cents to $2.96, with 70,600 units, Lasco Distributors concluded trading with a rise of 20 cents to $6.80, with 1,700,000 shares, Lasco Financial settled at $3.99, with 7,803 units, Lasco Manufacturing traded with a loss of 20 cents at $4, while trading 59,908 shares. Main Event closed with a loss of 13 cents at $5.62, with 9,404 units, Paramount Trading fell 20 cents to $2.70, with 10,850 stock units, Stationery and Office settled with a loss of 10 cents at $4.75, with 156,871 units and Eppley 9.5 percent preference share settled at $7.25, with 645 stock units.

Juniors up in moderate trading – Monday

In Junior Market trading on Monday activity fell sharply, compared to the levels on Friday. At the close of the market, just 16 securities changed hands, resulting in an exchange of only 807,449 units valued at $4,046,825.
On Friday trading resulted in 5,878,774 units valued at $26,350,771 on Friday. At the close of market on Monday, the Junior Market Index advanced by 34.84 points to close at 3,069.90 and the prices of 8 advanced, 4 declined and 4 remained with the prices unchanged.
Trading ended with an average of 50,466 units for an average of $252,927 in contrast to 326,599 units for an average of $1,463,932 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 157,059 units valued at $686,161 compared to 166,749 units valued at $725,546 previously. In contrast, August closed with average of 234,437 units valued at $1,295,260 for each security traded.
Trading ended with the market sentiments looking mixed with implications for the upcoming market activity on Tuesday as 4 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
At the close of the market the volume of stocks changing hands and their last traded price are: Blue Power that closed 10 cents higher at $45, with 100 units and no stock on offer at the close, Consolidated Bakeries trading 30 cents higher at $2.30, with 72,800 shares. Derrimon Trading settled $1.90 higher at $8.90, with 5,449 units, Dolphin Cove climbed $2.80 to $16, with just 200 stocks trading, Eppley settled at $12, with 10,589 units, Express Catering traded with a loss of 40 cents at $4.10, with 80,070 stocks changing hands, General Accident concluded trading at $3, with 7,627 units. Jamaican Teas settled 40 cents higher at $4.20, with 5,000 stocks changing hands, Jetcon Corporation ended trading with a loss of 22 cents at $4.28, with 219,015 units, Knutsford Express closed at $14.90, with 1,729 stocks trading, Lasco Distributors closed with a loss of 1 cent at $6.60, with 212,100 shares. Lasco Financial settled at $3.99, with 53,901 units, Lasco Manufacturing finished with a loss of 1 cent at $4.20, with 23,413 stock units, Main Event traded 5 cents higher at $5.75, with 16,556 shares, Stationery and Office closed 10 cents higher at $4.85, with 98,500 stocks traded and tTech climbed $1.05 higher to $7.55, with 400 shares.

3 junior companies dominate trading

Jetcon was the leading trade on Friday with more than 3 million shares.

Trading picked up on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange traded on Friday with 18 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 5,878,774 shares valued at $26,350,771, up from 2,134,693 units valued at $9,319,098 on Thursday.
The sharp increase in trading was due mainly to three companies, Jamaican Teas with 739,063 units, Jetcon Corporation 3,090,635 stock units and recently listed Stationery and Office with 1,647,399 shares.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 6 advanced, 9 declined and 3 remained with prices unchanged resulting in the Junior Market Index declined by 17.64 points to close at 3,035.06.
Trading ended with an average of 326,599 units for an average of $1,463,932 in contrast to 112,352 units for an average of $490,479 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 166,749 valued at $725,546, and on the previous trading day 150,764 units with an average value of $651,708. In contrast, August closed with average of 234,437 units valued at $1,295,260 for each security traded.
Trading ended with the market sentiments looking mixed for Monday having implications for the next day trading activity as 6 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
At the close of the market the volume of stocks changing hands and their last traded price are: Access Financial that closed at $46.50, with 2,705 shares, CAC 2000 settling 10 cents higher at $7.40, with 250 units. Caribbean Cream gained 10 cents to end at $6.50, with 5,000 shares, Express Catering ended 9 cents higher at $4.50, with 7,800 units, General Accident settled at $3, with 1,777 shares, Iron Rock lost 18 cents at $2.80, with 1,500 shares, Jamaican Teas closed with a loss of 20 cents at $3.80, with 739,063 units, Jetcon Corporation concluded trading 24 cents higher at $4.50, with 3,090,635 stocks changing hands. KLE Group closed 44 cents higher at $2.94, with 55,000 shares, Knutsford Express lost 10 cents to end at $14.90, with 6,555 units, Lasco Distributors concluded trading with a loss of 18 cents at $6.61, with 70,283 shares, Lasco Financial finished trading with a loss of 6 cents at $3.99, with 30,270 stock units. Lasco Manufacturing settled with a loss of 39 cents at $4.21, with 10,872 shares, Medical Disposables settled at $5, with 80,000 stock units, Main Event concluded trading with a loss of 30 cents at $5.70, with 91,016 shares, Stationery and Office finished with a loss of 5 cents at $4.75, with 1,647,399 stocks changing hands, tTech traded with a loss of $1.10 at $6.50, with 20,000 stocks changing hands and Derrimon Trading preference traded 1 cent higher at $2.01, with 18,649 stock units.

Juniors reverse Wednesday’s loss

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Thursday with 19 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 2,134,693 units valued at $9,319,098 compared to 814,637 units valued at $3,966,483 on Wednesday.
The Junior Market Index advanced by 23.01 points to close at 3,052.70 as the prices of 7 advanced, 5 declined and 7 remained with the prices unchanged.
Trading ended with an average of 112,352 units for an average of $490,479 in contrast to 40,732 units for an average of $198,324 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 150,764 units valued at $651,708 and previously 155,032 units valued at an average of $669,622. In contrast, August closed with average of 234,437 units valued at $1,295,260 for each security traded.
Trading ended with the market sentiments looking positive for the next trading session, as 7 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
At the close of the market the volume of stocks changing hands and their last traded price are: Access Financial settling at $46.50, with 980 stocks, AMG Packaging ending with a loss of 14 cents at $3, with 99,840 stocks changing hands, after trading at a 52 weeks’ low of $2.85. Cargo Handlers finished 60 cents higher at $11, with 56,741 shares, Caribbean Cream gained 5 cents to $6.40, with 123,300 stock units, Caribbean Producers rose 5 cents to $3.80, with 287,004 shares, Express Catering ended with a loss of 19 cents at $4.41, with 60,757 stock units, General Accident concluded trading 20 cents higher at $3, with 14,580 stocks, Honey Bun lost 60 cents to land at $3.90, with 429,925 stocks, Jamaican Teas settled at $4, with 78,776 units, Jetcon Corporation finished with a loss of 13 cents at $4.26, with 222,203 stocks trading, Key Insurance closed with a loss of 25 cents at $3.75, with 23,900 units, after it traded at an intraday high of $4.10. KLE Group concluded trading at $2.50, with 31,422 shares, Lasco Distributors closed at $6.79, with 21,697 shares, Lasco Financial settled 5 cents higher at $4.05, with 144,903 stocks changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing ended 60 cents higher at $4.60, with 350,000 stock units, Medical Disposables closed at $5, with 28,923 shares, Main Event ended 50 cents higher at $6, with 76,415 units, as investors continued to respond to positive nine months results, Paramount Trading concluded trading at $2.90, with 77,817 shares and Stationery and Office ended at $4.80, with 5,510 shares.

9 stocks fall 4 rise on Junior Market

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Wednesday with 20 securities changing hands, but with vastly lower volume and value of units than on Tuesday.
At the close of market activity 814,637 units valued at $3,966,483 traded compared to 2,385,216 units valued at $10,632,095 on Tuesday.
At the close of market activities the Junior Market Index declined by 14.78 points to close at 3,029.69 as the prices of 4 advanced, 9 declined and 7 closed with the prices unchanged.
Trading ended with an average of 40,732 units for an average of $198,324 in contrast to 108,419 units for an average of $483,277 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 155,032 units valued at $669,622 compared to 169,320 units valued at $728,534 previously. In contrast, August closed with average of 234,437 units valued at $1,295,260 for each security traded. Trading ended with the market sentiments significantly improved for Thursday’s trading activity as 6 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 1 with a lower offer.
At the close of the market the volume of stocks changing hands and their last traded price are: Access Financial trading 2,429 shares at a loss of 50 cents to $46.50, AMG Packaging concluded trading with a loss of 34 cents at $3.14, with 6,000 shares, Caribbean Cream concluded trading 20 cents higher at $6.35, with 17,816 stocks changing hands, Caribbean Producers finished at $3.75, with 25,000 shares, Dolphin Cove lost $3.80 to end at $13.20, with 7,277 stock units, Derrimon Trading finished with a loss of $1.05 at $7, with 4,500 units, Express Catering finished at $4.60, with 27,947 stocks trading, General Accident closed with a loss of 4 cents at $2.80, with 34,950 shares, Honey Bun closed at $4.50, with 3,483 units, ISP Finance concluded trading with a loss of 5 cents at $19.95, with 2,916 stock units, Jamaican Teas finished at $4, with 204,059 shares, Jetcon Corporation concluded trading 1 cent higher at $4.39, with 35,309 shares, Key Insurance settled at $4, with 25,621 stocks, Knutsford Express traded at $15, with 5,258 stock units, Lasco Distributors ended with a loss of 1 cent at $6.79, with 700 units, Lasco Financial finished with a loss of 5 cents at $4, with 7,403 stocks changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing settled with a loss of 8 cents at $4, with 36,978 shares, Main Event jumped 94 cents higher to $5.50, with 359,831 stocks after the company reported strong increase in profits for the nine months to July of $101 million versus $60 million in 2016. Paramount Trading finished at $2.90, with 1,770 units and Stationery and Office concluded trading 30 cents higher at $4.80, with 5,390 shares.

Junior Market drops on Tuesday

Jetcon was the leading trade on Tuesday with more than 1.1 m units.

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Tuesday with 22 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 2,385,216 shares valued at $10,632,095 compared to 2,888,283 units valued at $19,400,654 on Monday.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 7 advanced, 7 declined and 8 remained with the prices unchanged with the market index falling 30.96 points to 3,044.47.
Trading ended with an average of 108,419 units for an average of $483,277 in contrast to 160,460 units for an average of $1,077,814 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 169,320 valued at $728,534 and on Monday 178,020 at an average value of $763,571. In contrast, August closed with average of 234,437 units valued at $1,295,260 for each security traded.
Trading ended with the market sentiments looking mixed for Monday having implications for the next day trading activity as 2 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
At the close of the market the volume of stocks changing hands and their last traded price are: Access Financial traded at $47, with 2,115 shares changing hands, AMG Packaging settled at $3.48, with 25,055 stock units, CAC 2000 settled with a loss of 15 cents at $7.30, with 21,288 shares trading, Caribbean Cream settled with a loss of 20 cents at $6.15, with 1,000 units, Caribbean Producers fell 25 cents to $3.75, with 200,100 stocks traded, Consolidated Bakeries settled at $2, with 5,550 units, Derrimon Trading finished $1.05 higher at $8.05, with 8,245 stock units being swapped. Express Catering traded 20 cents higher at $4.60, with 110,839 stocks, Eppley ordinary ended at $12, with 2,994 shares, Honey Bun ended 60 cents higher at $4.50, with 1,540 units, Jamaican Teas finished at $4, with 94,960 stocks being exchanged, Jetcon Corporation concluded trading with a loss of 12 cents to $4.38, with 1,106,601 stocks, Knutsford Express closed at $15, with 10,941 units, Lasco Distributors finished with a loss of 10 cents at $6.80, as 81,632 shares were traded, Lasco Financial settled 30 cents higher at $4.05, with 231,201 stocks, Lasco Manufacturing traded at $4.08, with 14,250 shares, Medical Disposables settled at $5, with 3,012 units. Main Event traded 1 cents higher at $4.56, with 84,565 stock units, Stationery and Office finished with a loss of 30 cents at $4.50, with 372,562 units, tTech finished 60 cents higher at $7.60, with 3,811 shares and Eppley 9.5% preference share finished 5 cents up at $7.25, with 2,855 stock units.