Mild slip for Junior Market – Friday

General Accident closed at an all-time high of $6.24.

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange dipped 6.52 points to close at 3,606.63 on Friday with 31 securities changing hands compared to 29 on Thursday as prices of more stocks fell than rose.
At the close of trading, the prices of 12 rising, 14 declining while 5 closed unchanged as investors exchanged 2,580,654 units valued at $14,035,405 compared to 3,905,180 units valued at $19,166,140 on Thursday, from an exchange of 32 securities.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 4 stock closing with a higher bid than the last selling price and 4 closing with lower offers.
Trading ended with an average of 83,247 units for an average of $452,755 in contrast to 134,661 units for an average of $660,901 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 253,861 units at $1,125,085 and previously 313,545 units at $1,245,996 for each security traded. July ended with an average of 138,412 units at $563,215 for each security traded.
Stocks ending with price changes| Access Financial gained $1.20 to end at $43.20 with 10,000 stock units trading, AMG Packaging climbed 17 cents and exchanged 35,432 shares to end at $2.29, Blue Power declined 50 cents in trading of 37,213 units at $9.50. Caribbean Producers closed trading of 375,545 units with a gain of 5 cents to end at $4.65, Consolidated Bakeries dipped 8 cents in trading of 3,000 units at $1.92, Dolphin Cove exchanged 101,820 shares, after rising 5 cents to end at $12.05. Derrimon Trading closed 30 cents higher at $2.80, swapping 200 stock units, Express Catering ended market activity exchanging 205,935 shares to close at $6.45 after falling 5 cents. Everything Fresh ended with a loss of 1 cent at $1.40 with 321,826 stock units changing hands, Elite Diagnostic lost 60 cents trading 67,600 shares to close at $6.40. Fosrich shed 40 cents in trading of 63,480 units to settle at $5.40, Fontana exchanged 194,084 shares, after rising 15 cents to end at $8.20. General Accident traded 150,889 units and gained 25 cents to close at a record high of $6.24, GWest Corporation dipped 7 cents in swapping 5,023 units at $1.38, Honey Bun closed with a loss of 5 cents at $6.90, in trading 47,871 units, iCreate rose 8 cents and exchanged 12,723 shares at 89 cents. Indies Pharma lost 25 cents in trading of 38,751 units to settle at $3.35, ISP Finance dived $4 in trading 16,509 units to settle at $16, Jamaican Teas lost 24 cents trading 94,057 shares to close at $5.61. Jetcon Corporation ended trading 100,500 shares, after rising 53 cents to end at $2.50, Knutsford Express rose 3 cents to end at $11.18 trading 1,506 shares, Limners & Bards closed 19 cents higher at $3.20, with 195,125 stock units changing hands. Lasco Financial lost 10 cents trading 236,244 shares to close at $5.45, Medical Disposables ended trading with 10,000 shares, after rising 10 cents to end at $7.40, Stationery and Office Supplies exchanged 20,687 shares to close at $13 after falling 50 cents and tTech closed with a loss of 34 cents at $7 while exchanging 12,740 shares.        
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Junior Market dropped – Thursday

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange declined 31.95 points to close at 3,613.15 on Thursday with 29 securities changing hands compared to 33 on Wednesday as more stock fell than rose.
At the close of trading, the prices of 10 rising, 14 declining while 5 closed unchanged as investors exchanged 3,905,180 units valued at $19,166,140 compared to 5,331,350 units valued at $24,276,008 on Wednesday, from an exchange of 32 securities.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 4 stock closing with a higher bid than the last selling price and 2 closing with lower offers.
Trading ended with an average of 134,661 units for an average of $660,901 in contrast to 161,556 units for an average of $735,637 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 313,545 units at $1,245,996 and previously 274,536 units valued at $1,206,181 for each security traded. July ended with an average of 138,412 units at $563,215 for each security traded.
Stocks ending with price changes| AMG Packaging gained 4 cents and closed at $2.12, with 361,100 stock units trading, Blue Power fell 2 cents in trading of 72,452 units in ending at $10, CAC 2000 shed 15 cents in trading of 2,990 units at $15, Dolphin Cove fell 5 cents in trading of 2,586 units to settle at $12. Derrimon Trading fell 28 cents in exchanging 160,660 units at $2.50. Everything Fresh closed trading of 55,600 units and gained 2 cents to end at $1.41, Elite Diagnostic closed trading of 33,763 units and gained 50 cents to end at $7. Fosrich closed trading of 67,887 units and gained 20 cents to end at $5.80, Fontana lost 5 cents in trading 343,632 shares to close at 8.05 cents. General Accident ended trading with 1,049,730 shares, after rising 14 cents to end at $5.99, Honey Bun closed trading of 14,014 units after rising 45 cents to end at $6.95. Indies Pharma lost 15 cents in trading 88,912 shares to close at $3.60, ISP Finance gained $1 to end at $20 with 1,889 stock units trading. Jamaican Teas lost 7 cents trading 42,167 shares to close at $5.85, Jetcon Corporation fell 3 cents trading of 87,318 units at $1.97. Limners and Bards dipped 29 cents in trading 318,261 units to finish at $3.01, Lasco Distributors dipped 11 cents trading 90,016 units at $3.45. Lasco Financial closed trading of 202,259 units and gained 13 cents to end at $5.55, Lasco Manufacturing close with a loss of 25 cents, in trading 217,376 shares to close at 5.50 cents, Medical Disposables dipped 30 cents trading of 987 units at $7.30, Paramount Trading exchanged 90,200 shares, after rising 10 cents to end at $1.70. Iron Rock Insurance closed with a loss of 35 cents at $4, in swapping of 280,948 shares, Stationery and Office Supplies closed trading of 22,410 shares, with a loss of 99 cents at $13.50 and tTech traded 7,306 units and gained 34 cents to end at $7.34.

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

More recovery for Junior Market – Wednesday

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange jumped 46.09 points to close at 3,645.10 on Wednesday, as the market continues to recover from the 104 points fall up to Monday.
At the close of trading, 33 securities changed hands, resulting in the prices of 19 rising, 10 declining while 4 closed unchanged. Investors exchanged 5,331,350 units valued at $24,276,008 compared to 5,874,926 units valued at $26,569,202 on Tuesday, from an exchange of 32 securities.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows just 1 stock closing with a higher bid than the last selling price and 5 closing with lower offers.
Trading ended with an average of 161,556 units at $735,637 for each security traded, in contrast to 183,591 units for an average of $830,288 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 274,536 units valued at $1,206,181 and previously 284,096 units valued at $1,245,996 for each security traded. July ended with an average of 138,412 units at $563,215 for each security traded.
Stocks ending with price changes| AMG Packaging ended trading with 200 shares, after rising 7 cents to end at $2.08, Blue Power ended trading of 37,579 shares, after rising 70 cents to end at $12, Caribbean Cream declined 50 cents trading 10,000 units to close at $4.20. Caribbean Flavours closed trading of 1,052 units and gained 24 cents to end at $18.99, Caribbean Producers ended with a loss of 1 cent at $4.60 with 118,519 stock units changing hands, Consolidated Bakeries closed trading of 208,705 units and gained 10 cents to end at $2, Derrimon Trading shed 12 cents in trading of 62,033 units at $2.78. Everything Fresh closed trading of 35,087 units and gained 2 cents to end at $1.39. Elite Diagnostic dipped 50 cents in trading of 99,710 units at $6.50. Fosrich ended trading with 23,296 shares, after rising 10 cents to end at $5.60, Fontana closed 10 cents higher at $8.10, with 109,447 stock units trading. General Accident ended trading with 20,533 shares, after rising 66 cents to end at $5.85, GWest Corporation closed 5 cents higher at $1.45, with 179,656 stock units trading. Honey Bun declined 65 cents to settle at $6.50, in trading 77,900 shares, iCreate lost 9 cents in trading 115,034 units to end at 81 cents. Indies Pharma ended trading with 90,977 shares, after rising 30 cents to end at $3.75, Jamaican Teas closed trading of 245,137 units and gained 2 cents to end at $5.92. Jetcon Corporation closed 10 cents higher at $2, trading 281,758 stock units, Knutsford Express closed trading of 9,641 units and gained 5 cents to end at $11.15. Limners and Bards closed trading of 279,233 units and gained 10 cents to end at $3.30. Lasco Distributors closed 27 cents to end at $3.56, with 1,000,200 stock units changing hands, Lasco Financial closed trading of 62,465 units and gained 42 cents to end at $5.42, Lasco Manufacturing climbed 45 cents and exchanged 1,616,668 shares at $5.75, Medical Disposables climbed 10 cents and exchanged 100 shares at $7.60. Main Event lost 35 cents in trading 19,800 shares to close at $6.50, Paramount Trading fell 40 cents in trading 165,785 units to close at $1.60, Ironrock Insurance closed trading of 16,500 units and gained 35 cents to end at $4.35. Stationery and Office Supplies ended with a loss of 1 cent at $14.49 with 1,494 stock units changing hands and tTech closed with a loss of 30 cents at $7, after swapping of 4,400 shares.

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

Big rise in Junior Market index – Tuesday

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The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange jumped 40.27 points to close at 3,599.01 on Tuesday, as the prices of 12 securities rose and 17 declined while 3 closed unchanged.
At the close of trading, 32 securities changed hands and resulted in an exchange of 5,874,926 units valued at $26,569,201. compared to 3,862,662 units valued at $14,411,672 on Monday from an exchange of 30 securities.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 2 stocks closing with higher bids than their last selling prices and 2 that closed with lower offers.
Trading ended with an average of 183,591 units for an average of $830,288 in contrast to 128,755 units for an average of $480,389 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 284,096 units valued at $1,245,996 and previously 293,080 units valued at $1,283,154 for each security traded. July ended with an average of 138,412 units at $563,215 for each security traded.
Stocks ending with price changes| Access Financial gained $2 to end at $42 in trading 474 stock units, AMG Packaging fell 28 cents in trading of 155,000 units at $2.01, Blue Power ended trading with 34,911 shares, after rising 35 cents to end at $11.30, Caribbean Cream lost 59 cents in trading 241,833 shares to close at $4.70. Caribbean Flavours shed 24 cents in trading of 1,557 units at $18.75, Cargo Handlers gained $1 to end at $11 with 100 stock units trading, Caribbean Producers ended market activity exchanging 100,137 shares to close at $4.61 after falling 4 cents, Consolidated Bakeries ended trading with 64,895 shares, after rising 9 cents to end at $1.90. Express Catering closed trading of 473,595 units and gained 10 cents to end at $6.50, Everything Fresh declined 8 cents in exchanging 22,260 units in ending at $1.37, Elite Diagnostic ended trading with 173,867 shares, after rising 1 cent to end at $7. Fosrich closed 70 cents higher at $5.50, with an exchange of 33,246 stock units, Fontana lost 48 cents in trading 118,978 shares to close at $8. General Accident dipped 71 cents in trading of 107,220 units to close at $5.19, GWest Corporation closed 5 cents higher at $1.40, with 2,800 stock units trading, Honey Bun closed trading of 338,726 units and gained 65 cents to end at $7.15, iCreate lost 2 cents in trading of 68,475 units to close at 90 cents. Indies Pharma closed trading of 525,248 units and gained 5 cents to end at $3.45, Jamaican Teas lost 10 cents trading 237,066 units at $5.90. Jetcon Corporation closed 20 cents higher at $1.90, trading 74,860 stock units, Knutsford Express shed 5 cents trading 5,032 units to close at $11.10. KLE Group lost 29 cents trading 15,000 units at $2.01, Limners and Bards dipped 10 cents in trading of 1,928,642 units to end at $3.20, Lasco Distributors ended with a loss of 1 cent at 3.29 with 86,497 stock units changing hands, Lasco Financial lost 20 cents in trading 44,624 shares to close at $5. Lasco Manufacturing declined by 20 cents to settle at $5.30 in trading 936,497 shares. Main Event ended trading with 21,500 shares, after rising 35 cents to end at $6.85, Stationery and Office Supplies declined by 25 cents trading 15,920 units to close at $14.50 and tTech shed 5 cents in trading 100 units at $7.30.

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

Junior Market index drops again – Monday

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange dropped for the third consecutive day on Monday with a decline of 30.58 points to close at 3,558.74, with a total fall of 104.20 points since peaking at 3,662.94 on August 14.
At the close of trading, 30 securities changed hands, resulting in an exchange of 3,862,662 units valued at $14,411,672 compared to 47,537,916 units valued at $199,478,180 on Friday from an exchange of 35 securities. The market closed with a rise of 14 securities and a decline of 14 with 7 left unchanged.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 2 stocks closing with higher bids than their last selling prices and none closing with a lower offer.
Trading ended with an average of 128,755 units for an average of $480,389 in contrast to 1,358,226 units for an average of $5,699,377 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 293,080 units valued at $1,283,154 and previously 308,109 units valued at $1,356,578 for each security traded. July ended with an average of 138,412 units at $563,215 for each security traded.
Stocks ending with price changes| Access Financial lost $2.50 in trading 661 shares to close at $40, AMG Packaging closed trading of 5,197 units and gained 7 cents to end at $2.29, Blue Power climbed $1.45 to settle at $10.95 with 56,371 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cream closed 69 cents higher at $5.29, with 22,325 stock units trading. Caribbean Flavours close with a loss of $1.01 cents at $18.99,I exchanging 443 shares, Cargo Handlers ended market activity exchanging 17,900 shares to close at $10 after falling $1.40, Caribbean Producers lost 5 cents in trading 130,098 units at $4.65, Consolidated Bakeries lost 9 cents in trading of 14,000 units at $1.81. Derrimon Trading closed with a loss of 6 cents at $2.90, in swapping of 19,663 shares, Everything Fresh gained 1 cent to end at $1.45, trading 145,979 shares, Elite Diagnostic closed trading of 24,426 units and gained 24 cents to end at $6.99, Fosrich ended trading of 45,983 shares, after rising 10 cents to end at $4.80. Fontana ended 8 cents higher at $8.48, with the trading of 205,144 stock units, GWest Corporation closed 14 cents higher at $1.35, with 4,000 stock units trading, Honey Bun closed trading of 14,170 units and gained 29 cents to end at $6.50, iCreate closed trading of 326,610 units and gained 12 cents to end at 92 cents. Iron Rock Insurance lost 50 cents in trading of 9,419 units at $4, Jetcon Corporation climbed 12 cents and exchanged 242,483 shares at $1.70, Limners and Bards closed 15 cents higher at $3.30, with 1,833,785 stock units trading. Lasco Distributors shed 17 cents in trading of 17,466 units at $3.30, Lasco Financial closed trading of 86,947 units and gained 46 cents to end at $5.20. Medical Disposables ended trading with 2,356 shares, after rising 20 cents to end at $7.50, Main Event fell 50 cents in trading of 32,699 units at $6.50, Stationery and Office Supplies fell 25 cents in trading of 4,090 units at $14.75 and tTech ended trading with 100 shares, after rising 80 cents to end at $7.35.

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

Heavy trading hits Junior Market on Friday

Junior Market stock trading.

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange saw a major jump in the volume and value of securities traded on Friday as 35 securities changed hands and 47,537,916 units valued $199,478,180 traded.
Some special one-off trades executed by Sagicor Investments boosted the volume traded on Friday’s by more than 700 percent, up from 5,865,706 units valued at $32,690,340 clearing the market from 32 stocks trading on Thursday.
At the close, The Junior Market Index declined 22.76 points to close at 3,589.32 following the rise of 14 securities and declined of 14 with 7 left unchanged.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 3 stocks closing with higher bids than their last selling prices and 3 ending with lower offers.
Trading ended with an average of 1,358,226 units for $5,699,377 for each security traded, in contrast to 183,303 units for an average of $1,021,573 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 308,109 units valued at $1,356,578 and previously 182,669 units valued at $837,814 for each security traded. July ended with an average of 138,412 units at $563,215 for each security traded.
Stocks ending with price changes| Access Financial lost 50 cents in trading 480 shares to close at $42.50, AMG Packaging traded 1,000 shares, after rising 14 cents to end at $2.22, Blue Power climbed 50 cents and exchanged 52,410 shares at $9.50. CAC 2000 ended trading with 100 shares, after rising 15 cents to close at $15.15, Caribbean Flavours exchanged 4,867 shares, after rising 10 cents to end at $20. Consolidated Bakeries closed with a loss of 48 cents swapping 5,000 shares to settle at $1.90, Derrimon Trading closed 6 cents higher at $2.96, with 9,602,973 stock units changing hands, Express Catering climbed 3 cents in exchanging 27,600 shares to close at $6.40. Everything Fresh dipped 19 cents in trading of 20,216 units at $1.44, Elite Diagnostic shed 27 cents in trading of 93,833 units and ended at $6.75. Fosrich lost 10 cents trading of 175,196 units to close at $4.70, Fontana climbed 15 cents and exchanged 165,350 shares at $8.40, General Accident closed 89 cents higher at $5.90, with 1,027,500 stock units trading, Honey Bun fell 29 cents and ended market activity exchanging 1,560,020 shares to close at $6.21. iCreate climbed 5 cents and exchanged 50,000 shares at 80 cents, Indies Pharma dipped 10 cents in trading of 5,827,287 units at $3.40. Iron Rock Insurance ended trading with 5,000,300 shares, after rising 40 cents to end at $4.50, ISP Finance closed with a loss of $2 at $19, in exchanging 5,202 shares, Jamaican Teas closed trading of 366,635 units and gained 40 cents to end at $6. Jetcon Corporation lost 22 cents in trading 315,384 shares to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $1.58, Knutsford Express climbed 5 cents and exchanged 1,000 shares at $11.15, Limners and Bards shed 5 cents in trading of 312,043 units at $3.15, Lasco Distributors ended trading with 7,326,848 shares, after rising 17 cents to end at $3.47. Lasco Financial closed with a loss of 76 cents at $4.74, as 602,100 shares changed hands, Medical Disposables ended market activity exchanging 42,151 shares to close at $7.30 after falling 16 cents. Main Event exchanged 28,570 units and gained 90 cents to end at $7, Stationery and Office Supplies fell 50 cents, trading 69,105 units to close at $15 and tTech dropped $1.44 in trading of 22,730 units to finish at $6.55.

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

Big drop in Junior Market index – Thursday

At the close on Thursday, the Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market pulled back from the record high reached on Wednesday and indications at the close suggest more declines are likely on Friday.
The market index dropped 50.86 points to close at 3,612.08, but the fall is not a sign that the market is heading to 4,300 points before moving on to 5,000 that technical indicators point to.
Securities trading on the Junior Market dipped to 32 from 31 on Wednesday, as prices of 13 rose, 16 declined and 3 remained unchanged. For the second trading session, the IC bid-offer indicator was flashing negative signs for the Market for the following trading day.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 3 stocks closing with higher bids than their last selling prices and 7 closed with lower offers.
Market activities resulted in an exchange of 5,865,706 units valued at $32,690,340 compared to 5,851,203 units valued at $22,568,503 trading on Wednesday.
The average trade for the day was 183,303 units for an average of $1,021,573 in contrast to 188,748 units for an average of $728,016 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 182,669 units valued at $837,814 and previously 182,591 units valued at $815,284 for each security traded. July ended with an average of 138,412 units at $563,215 for each security traded.
Stocks ending with price changes| Access Financial lost 20 cents in trading of 5,621 units at $43, AMG Packaging declined by 17 cents in trading 71,500 units to close at $2.08, Blue Power closed trading of 69,292 units and gained 82 cents to end at $9, Caribbean Cream fell 60 cents in trading of 13,435 units at $4.60. Caribbean Producers closed trading of 10,448 units and gained 15 cents to end at $4.70, Express Catering closed with a loss of 12 cents at $6.37, in swapping 55,653 shares, Everything Fresh shed 7 cents in trading 14,800 units at $1.63, Elite Diagnostic fell 33 cents in trading of 113,448 units at $7.02. Fontana lost 25 cents in trading of 1,169,703 units in closing at $8.25, General Accident lost 58 cents in exchanging 1,036,720 units to end at $5.01, GWest Corporation closed 10 cents higher at $1.21, with 12,119 stock units trading, Honey Bun exchanged 119,616 shares, after rising 74 cents to end at $6.50. iCreate closed with a loss of 5 cents at 75 cents in swapping 82,674 shares, Indies Pharma shed 45 cents in trading of 78,680 units to settle at $3.50. ISP Finance jumped $5 to end at $21, trading 1,500 shares, Jamaican Teas exchanged 66,384 shares to close at $5.60 after falling 22 cents. Jetcon Corporation dipped 20 cents in trading of 75,436 units at $1.80, Knutsford Express fell 10 cents in trading of 500 units at $11.10. Limners and Bards traded 803,097 shares, after rising 10 cents to end at $3.20, Lasco Financial fell 50 cents in trading of 1,244,222 units at $5.50 after the company posted slightly lower first quarter profits, Lasco Manufacturing ended with a loss of 1 cent at $5.50 with 179,107 stock units changing hands. Stationery and Office Supplies fell 25 cents in trading of 17,150 units at $15.50 and tTech Limited climbed 49 cents in exchanging 166,068 shares at $7.99.

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

New record for Junior Market – Wednesday

JM closed at a new record, on its way to 4,300 points & possibly 5,000.

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange continued higher in trading on Wednesday with the index jumping 48.55 points to a record close of 3,662.94 as it moves to 4,300 points before heading to 5,000. 
Securities trading on the Junior Market dipped to 31 from 33 on Tuesday, as prices of 17 rose, 18 declined and 6 remained unchanged. At the close IC bid-offer indicator was flashing negative signs for trading on Thursday.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 6 stocks closing with higher bids than their last selling prices and 8 stocks closing with lower offers.
Elite Diagnostic and Lasco Manufacturing ended trading at 52 weeks’ high while Lasco Financial traded at an intraday high of $7 but retreated to $6 at the close before the company posted slightly lower profit for the June quarter as interest cost and taxation reduced the slight improvement in operating profit flowing from 18 percent increased revenues. Market activities resulted in an exchange of 5,851,203 units valued at $22,568,503 compared to 6,250,912 units valued at $27,428,507 trading on Tuesday.
The average trade for the day was 188,748 units for an average of $728,016 in contrast to 189,422 units for an average of $831,167 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 182,591 units valued at $815,284 and previously 181,761 units valued at $827,046 for each security traded. July ended with an average of 138,412 units at $563,215 for each security traded.
Stocks ending with price changes| AMG Packaging declined by 7 cents in trading 37,500 shares to settle at $2.25, Blue Power ended trading with 70,897 shares, after rising 18 cents to end at $8.18, Caribbean Cream closed trading of 20,321 units and gained 60 cents to end at $5.20. Cargo Handlers lost 10 cents in trading 5,000 shares to close at 11.40 cents, Caribbean Producers dipped 20 cents in trading of 60,530 units at $4.55, Dolphin Cove climbed 5 cents in exchanging 359 shares at $12.05, Express Catering exchanged 49,900 shares, after rising 14 cents to end at $6.49. Everything Fresh fell 10 cents in trading 13,778 units to end at $1.70, Elite Diagnostic closed 35 cents higher at $7.35, with 70,811 stock units trading, Fosrich traded 48,910 units and gained 10 cents to end at $4.80, General Accident ended trading with 5,000 shares, after rising 19 cents to close at $5.59. GWest Corporation lost 19 cents trading 113,035 units at $1.11, Honey Bun close with a loss of $1.24 at $5.76, after swapping 214,611 shares, iCreate fell 9 cents trading of 126,485 units to end at 80 cents. Indies Pharma closed 20 cents higher at $3.95, with 67,901 stock units trading, Jamaican Teas closed trading of 66,120 units and gained 2 cents to end at $5.82, Jetcon Corporation exchanged 1,494 units and gained 15 cents to end at $2. Limners and Bards climbed 10 cents in exchanging 3,761,358 shares at $3.10. Lasco Distributors climbed 10 cents in trading 7,008 shares at $3.30, Lasco Financial lost 40 cents and ended market activity with 130,949 shares changing hands to close at $6, Lasco Manufacturing jumped $1.06, in trading 423,416 shares to close at $6.50, Medical Disposables closed trading of 14,304 units and gained 52 cents to end at $7.46. Main Event climbed 8 cents and exchanged 8,152 shares at $6.10, Paramount Trading had an exchange of 26,300 shares, after rising 5 cents to end at $2 and tTech closed trading of 71,942 units and gained 5 cents to close at $7.50.

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

New Junior Market record close – Tuesday

Elite Diagnostic one of four stocks to trade at 52 weeks’ high on Tuesday after posting strong 4th quarter results.

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended at a new record close on Tuesday, with the market index rising 25.36 points to 3,614.39  with advancing stocks being edged out decliners.
Securities trading on the Junior Market remained at 33 as was the case on Monday, as prices of 13 rose, 14 declined and 6 remained unchanged.
Elite Diagnostic, Paramount Trading preference share, Stationery and Office Supplies and tTech all ended trading at 52 weeks’ high.  
Market activities resulted in an exchange of 6,250,912 units valued at $27,428,507 up 19 percent from 5,270,328 units valued at $23,915,373 trading on Monday.
The average trade for the day was 189,422 units for an average of $831,167 in contrast to 159,707 units for an average of $724,708 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 181,761 units valued at $827,046 and previously 180,478 units valued at $826,356 for each security traded. July ended with an average of 138,412 units at $563,215 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 3 stocks closing with higher bids than their last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.
Stocks ending with price changes| AMG Packaging traded 27,000 shares, after rising 7 cents to end at $2.32, Caribbean Cream declined 45 cents in trading of 54,100 units at $4.60, Caribbean Flavours jumped $4.40 to $19.90 in trading 1,000 shares, Consolidated Bakeries fell 2 cents trading 152,643 units at $2.38. Dolphin Cove closed with a loss of 5 cents at $12, in swapping of 52,055 shares, Derrimon Trading exchanged 114,978 units and gained 18 cents to end at $2.90, Express Catering declined 5 cents in trading 27,902 units to close at $6.35, Everything Fresh closed trading of 35,622 units and gained 10 cents to end at $1.80. Elite Diagnostic climbed 50 cents and exchanged 125,430 shares to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $7, Fosrich Group shed 10 cents in trading 25,542 units at $4.70, Fontana traded 758,467 shares, after rising 45 cents to end at $8.50, General Accident dipped 2 cents trading of 677 units at $5.40. Honey Bun closed trading of 374,603 units, in gaining 80 cents to end at $7, iCreate ended with a loss of 1 cent at 89 cents with 145,342 stock units changing hands. Indies Pharma climbed 25 cents in exchanging 83,200 shares at $3.75, ISP Finance gained $1 to end at $16 in trading 729 shares, Jamaican Teas dipped 60 cents with 318,358 units changing hands to close at $5.80, Jetcon Corporation fell 10 cents exchanging 57,085 units at $1.85. Lasco Distributors lost 20 cents trading 282,673 units to close at $3.20, Lasco Financial dipped 15 cents with 31,200 units crossing the exchange at $6.40, Lasco Manufacturing declined 6 cents in exchanging 185,929 units to settle at $5.44. Medical Disposables lost 56 cents trading 11,000 shares to close at $6.94, Main Event fell 98 cents in exchanging 27,784 shares to close at $6.02. Paramount Trading closed with 25,000 units changing hands with a rise of 15 cents to end at $1.95, Stationery and Office Supplies climbed 6 cents and exchanged 11,042 shares to end at a record close of $15.75 and tTech Limited closed trading of 27,500 units and gained 52 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $7.45.
In the junior market preference segment, Paramount Trading gained 20 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $2.20 with 550 stock units trading.

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

Junior Market pulls back – Monday

Stationery & Office Supplies hit new high after posting good Q2 results.

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange a breather, in trading on Monday, with the market index slipping 11.94 points to close at 3,589.03 with advancing stocks edging decliners.
Junior Market ended trading with 33 securities changing hands, compared to 29 on Friday, as prices of 15 securities rose, 13 declined and 5 remained unchanged.
Lasco Manufacturing that closed at $5.50 and Stationery and Office Supplies closing $15.69 ended trading at 52 weeks’ highs.  
Market activities resulted in an exchange of 5,270,328 units valued at $23,915,373 down 8 percent from 5,740,137 units valued at $27,712,664 trading on Friday.
The average trade for the day was 159,707 units for an average of $724,708 in contrast to 197,936 units for an average of $955,609 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 180,478 units valued at $826,356 and previously 184,657 units valued at $846,809 for each security traded. July ended with an average of 138,412 units at $563,215 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 6 stocks closing with higher bids than their last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.
Stocks ending with price changes| AMG Packaging declined by 7 cents exchanging 31,174 shares to close at $2.25, Blue Power lost 53 cents to close at $8 in trading 6,814 shares, Caribbean Cream traded 25,000 units with a gain of 5 cents to end at $5.05, Caribbean Flavours gained $1.50 to end at $15.50 with 1,789 stock units changing hands. Cargo Handlers ended trading with 70,346 shares, after rising 55 cents to end at $11.50, Caribbean Producers dipped 5 cents in trading of 547,528 units at $4.75. Derrimon Trading lost 3 cents in trading of 68,000 units at $2.72, Express Catering closed 5 cents higher at $6.40, with 67,104 stock units trading. Everything Fresh declined 15 cents in trading of 62,793 units at $1.70. Elite Diagnostic dipped 27 cents in trading of 134,121 units at $6.50, Fosrich Group lost 5 cents in trading 638,359 shares to close at 4.80 cents, Fontana fell 5 cents in trading 186,905 units to close at $8.05, General Accident declined 57 cents in trading of 66,006 units at $5.42. Honey Bun closed 20 cents higher at $6.20, with 136,460 stock units trading. iCreate closed trading of 72,000 units and gained 5 cents to end at 90 cents, Indies Pharma ended with a loss of 1 cent at $3.50 with 116,868 stock units changing hands, ISP Finance climbed $1.35 to settle at $15 with 5,000 shares changing hands, Jamaican Teas ended trading with 147,621 shares, after rising 40 cents to end at $6.40. Jetcon Corporation closed 15 cents higher at $1.95, with 32,690 stock units trading, Knutsford Express traded 590 shares and declined 80 cents to settle at $11.20, The Limners and Bards lost 50 cents to settle at $3 in trading 1,193,400 shares. Lasco Distributors fell 6 cents in trading of 794,236 units to end at $3.40, Lasco Financial exchanged 65,884 shares and rose 55 cents to end at $6.55, Lasco Manufacturing closed trading of 421,033 units with a gain of 25 cents to end at $5.50. Medical Disposables climbed 50 cents and exchanged 6,500 shares at $7.50, Main Event ended trading with 40,125 shares, after rising 50 cents to end at $7 and Stationery and Office Supplies gained $1.89 to end at an all-time closing high of $15.69 with 40,390 stock units Changing hands.

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