Junior Market drops again – Monday

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed Monday with more stocks rising than falling but the market index lost 35.82 points to close at 3,570.81.
Similar to Friday, 31 securities changed hands on Monday and ending with the prices of 16 rising, 11 declining while 4 closed unchanged. Investors exchanged 2,287,830 units valued at $11,502,066 compared to 2,580,654 units valued at $14,035,405 on Friday.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows one stock closing with a higher bid than the last selling price and 4 closing with lower offers.
Trading ended with an average of 73,801 units for an average of $371,034 in contrast to 83,247 units for an average of $452,755 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 243,001 units at $1,079,607 and previously 253,861 units at $1,125,085 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 dropped $3.20 in trading 3,461 shares to close at $40, Blue Power fell 7 cents in trading of 12,323 units at $9.43, Caribbean Cream closed trading of 2,400 units with a gain of 65 cents to end at $4.85,Caribbean Flavours lost $1.94 to end at $17.05, in swapping of 200 shares. Caribbean Producers lost 3 cents trading 38,121 shares to close at $4.62, Consolidated Bakeries gained 16 cents to close at $2.08, in trading 32,719 stock units, Dolphin Cove lost 5 cents in trading 27,133 units to close at $12, Express Catering closed trading of 100,520 units and gained 2 cents to end at $6.47. Everything Fresh ended trading with 166,432 shares, after rising 10 cents to end at $1.50, Elite Diagnostic ended trading with 5,500 shares, after rising 40 cents to end at $6.80, Fosrich closed 10 cents higher at $5.50, with 83,536 stock units trading, Fontana  climbed 22 cents and exchanged 59,612 shares at $8.42. General Accident closed trading of 129,000 units and gained 16 cents to end at a record high of $6.40, GWest Corporation closed with a loss of 18 cents at $1.20, in swapping of 45,305 shares, Honey Bun ended trading with 4,000 shares, after rising 10 cents to close at $7. Indies Pharma closed trading of 10,507 units and gained 40 cents to end at $3.75, ISP Finance jumped $5 to end at $21, in trading 711 shares, Jamaican Teas traded 319,587 units and gained 24 cents to end at $5.85. Jetcon Corporation fell 23 cents in trading of 65,506 units to finish the day at $2.27, KLE Group ended with a loss of 1 cent at $2 with 30,000 stock units changing hands, Limners and Bards shed 6 cents trading of 239,674 units to conclude market activity at $3.14. Lasco Distributors climbed 5 cents and exchanged 50,000 shares at $3.50, Lasco Financial ended market activity exchanging 24,300 shares to close at $5.43 after falling 2 cents, Lasco Manufacturing climbed 25 cents and exchanged 520,957 shares to end at $5.75. Main Event closed with a rise of 50 cents at $7, with 163,462 stock units changing hands, Medical Disposables gained 10 cents to end at $7.50 with 324 stock units trading and Ttech dropped 80 cents to settle at $6.20 in trading of 23,000 units.

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

More changes to IC TOP 10 BUY RATED

The past week, was a relatively quiet one for the IC Insider.com TOP 10 with far fewer changes than in the prior week with the markets seeming to be in a short-term consolidation phase with the release of the vast majority of the second quarter.
There are just two changes to the Junior Market list and none for the main market for this week but there are no changes to the Main Market TOP 10.
Jetcon Corporation climbed from $1.58 last week, to close at $2.50 while Caribbean Cream closed with the bid at $4.85, leading both out of the TOP 10 and letting Jamaican Teas with the price dropping to $5.61 from $6 and CAC 2000 with the price now at $15, down from $15.15 at the close of the previous week. The attractiveness of CAC 2000, is based on a strong recovery in the April quarter and the positive implications it has for the 2020 results. Jamaican Teas had good results for the nine months to June and the stock price has not yet fully discounted them.
General Accident was the second most attractive Junior Market stocks last week, hit a new record high of $6.24 on Friday and moved down to number 4 spot, with projected gains of 156 percent to March next year on top of the 73 percent rise for 2019 to date. Investors should not ignore the strong growth in revenues of 41 percent that is underway that has strong implications for increased profit and dividend income.
The three most attractive Junior Market stocks are Caribbean Producers with projected gains of 244 percent, followed by Iron Rock with likely gains of 200 percent and Medical Disposables with projected gains of 170 percent.
Radio Jamaica with projected gains of 194 percent leads the main market followed by Carreras with projected gains of 128 percent and Berger Paints 121 percent.  Investors should start looking at 2020 that is just four months away for the companies that may be a bit pricey but are likely to generate above-average growth next year.
The main market closed the week with the overall PE of 16.6 down from 17 at the close of the previous week and the Junior Market remains at 12.8 current year’s earnings. The PE ratio for Junior Market Top 10 stocks averages 8.3 and the main market PE is now 10.2. These levels, point to a strong upside for TOP 10 stocks over the next 12 months and Junior Market stocks in particular as they lag, the values of the main market by a third.
The TOP 10 stocks now trade at an average discount of 35 percent to the average for the Junior Market Top stocks and main market stocks trade at a discount of 39 percent to the overall market.
TOP 10 stocks are likely to deliver the best returns to March next year. Projected earnings, for each company’s current fiscal year, are used in determining, the selected stocks. The PE for and projected earnings for each stock are computed to show potential gains for the year, which are ranked in descending order. Potential values will change as stock prices fluctuate and will result in movements of the selection in and out of the lists for most weeks. Earnings per share are revised on an ongoing basis as new information is received that can result in changes in and out of the list.

This report is compiled by persons who may have an interest in the securities commented on.

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 stocks closing with higher bids than the last selling prices and 4 ending 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

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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

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.

5 new IC TOP 10 BUY RATED

The past week, was fairly quiet for Jamaica Stock Exchange with earnings season for the second quarter just about ended.
In the process, both markets reached new highs before pulling back to close the week below the record highs achieved earlier. The market activity led to a number of changes to the TOP 10 list. Consolidated Bakeries reported disappointing results for the June Quarter from strong growth in revenues and resulted in a downgrade in projected earnings, the stock along with CAC2000 and Caribbean Flavours fell from the Junior Market TOP 10. General Accident reported strong revenues and profit increase for the June quarter and half-year, resulting in earnings upgrade to 80 cents per share for the year and putting it back in the TOP 10 along with Caribbean Cream and Lasco Financial that fell under $5 on Friday.
In the Main Market TOP 10, late bloomer, Sygnus Investments fell in price along with Seprod and return to the main market TOP 10, replacing by Pulse Investments and Palace Amusement.
The three most attractive Junior Market stocks are, Caribbean Producers with projected gains of 240 percent, followed General Accident with projected gains of 171 percent and by Iron Rock with likely gains of 167 percent.
Radio Jamaica with projected gains of 198 percent leads the main market followed by Berger Paints and Carreras with potential gains of 121 percent each.
The main market closed the week with the overall PE of 17 and the Junior Market inched higher to 12.8 current year’s earnings. The PE ratio for Junior Market Top 10 stocks averages 8.1 and the main market PE is now 10 3. These levels, point to big upside for TOP 10 stocks over the next 12 months and Junior Market stocks in particular as they lag, the values of the main market by a third.
The TOP 10 stocks now trade at an average discount of 37 percent to the average for the Junior Market Top stocks and main market stocks trade at a discount of 39 percent to the overall market.
TOP 10 stocks are likely to deliver the best returns within a 12 months period. Projected earnings, for each company’s current fiscal year, are used in determining, the selected stocks. The PE for and projected earnings for each stock are computed to show potential gains for the year, which are ranked in descending order. Potential values will change as stock prices fluctuate and will result in movements of the selection in and out of the lists for most weeks. Earnings per share are revised on an ongoing basis as new information is received that can result in changes in and out of the list.

This report is compiled by persons who may have an interest in the securities commented on.

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.