Junior Market ekes out more gains – Wednesday

Within 20 minutes of opening on Wednesday, the Junior Market surged nearly 40 points to 2,640.89 points, but selling pressure of a few stocks gradually eroded the most of the early gains, leaving the Market Index in adding just 8.04 points for the day, to finish at 2610.02 with Mailpac accounting for more than 19 million shares.
Similar to Tuesday, when 34 securities changed hands, a similar number of stocks traded on Wednesday, with the prices of 14 stocks rising, nine declining and 11 stocks closing unchanged. The day ended with an exchange of 22,898,027 shares accounting for $49,652,613 compared to 21,554,761 units at $46,869,796 on Tuesday. The average PE Ratio of the Junior Market ended at 10.3 based on IC Insider.com’s forecasted 2020-21 earnings.
Mailpac Group led trading with 19.3 million shares for 84 percent of total volume followed by General Accident with 1.24 million units for 5.4 percent of the day’s trade and Everything Fresh with 498,073 units for 2 percent market share.
The average trade for the day ended at 673,471 units at $1,460,371, in contrast to an average of 633,964 shares for $1,378,523 on Tuesday. For the month to date, an average of 658,177 shares traded at $1,664,469 for each security, in contrast to 554,511 units at $1,456,207 previously. in comparison, the average trade for June was 245,049 units at $689,955 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the Junior Market shows two stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial rose $1.50 to end at $26 trading 6,506 stock units, AMG Packaging gained 1 cent and exchanged 5,355 shares to finish at $1.52, Blue Power added 8 cents to settle at $3.88 with investors transferring 800 units. Cargo Handlers jumped 80 cents to $7.80 with 455 units changing hands, Caribbean Flavours shed $3.82 to settle at $10.18 with an exchange of 10,000 shares, Caribbean Producers declined by 2 cents to close at $2.48, trading 126,365 shares. Consolidated Bakeries advanced 4 cents to finish at $1.55 with investors transferring 479,671 stock units, Derrimon Trading slipped 1 cent to $2.38 with an exchange of 100 stock units exchanged, Everything Fresh fell 11 cents to close at 66 cents, trading 498,073 shares. Express Catering lost 5 cents to end at $4.30 with 1,158 stock units changing hands, Fontana increased by 14 cents to settle at $5.19 with investors transferring 85,039 shares, General Accident traded 1,237,500 units and jumped 39 cents to end at $6.99. GWest Corporation advanced 4 cents to 89 cents in trading 200 units, Honey Bun rose 3 cents to settle at $5.58 with the trading of 61,790 units, Indies Pharma gained 1 cent as investors transferred 341,207 shares to finish at $2.95. Jamaican Teas declined by 5 cents to end at $4.85 with trading in 4,500 shares, Jetcon Corporation closed 2 cents higher at $1.01 with an exchange of 60,500 shares, Limners and Bards lost 13 cents to finish at $2.47 with 125,851 shares changing hands. Lumber Depot fell 5 cents and traded 309,800 shares to close at $1.02, Mailpac Group exchanged 19,259,357 units and gained 8 cents to settle at $1.96, Medical Disposables jumped 25 cents to close at $7 with 16,482 stock units changing hands. Paramount Trading lost 6 cents to finish at $1.94, with investors transferring 705 stock units and SSL Venture gained 12 cents to settle at 90 cents with 452 shares crossing the exchange.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market climbs higher on Tuesday

The Junior Market inched a bit higher on Tuesday with an increased number of shares at a higher value trading than on Monday. The market activity left the Index modestly higher, with a rise of 7.94 points to close back above 2,600 at 2,601.98.
Trading ended with 34 securities changing hands with the prices of 14 stocks rising, 11 declining and nine closing unchanged. The average PE Ratio of the Junior Market ended at 10.4 based on IC Insider.com’s forecasted 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 21,554,761 shares at $46,869,796 compared to 9,111,135 units at $34,960,291 on Monday.
Mailpac Group led trading with 17.10 million shares for 79 percent of total volume, followed by Indies Pharma with 2.47 million units for 11.4 percent of the day’s trade and Fontana with 699,085 units for 3.2 percent market share.
The average trade for the day ended at 633,964 units at $1,378,523 in contrast to an average of 293,908 valued at $1,127,751 on Monday. An average of 554,511 units traded for the month at $1,456,207 for each security, in contrast to 531,422 units at $1,478,781. The average volume and value for June was 245,049 units valued at $689,955.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the Junior Market shows one stock ended with the bid higher than its last selling price and four with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial lost 5 cents to end at $24.50 in trading 1,029 units, AMG Packaging closed 10 cents lower at $1.51 after exchanging 25,295 shares, Blue Power lost 9 cents to close at $3.80 in trading 2,690 stock units. Cargo Handlers rose 60 cents to $7 with investors transferring 2,150 shares, Caribbean Assurance Brokers lost 1 cent to end at $2.23 while exchanging 1,750 units, Caribbean Cream gained 10 cents to settle at $2.80 trading 3,113 stock units. Caribbean Producers gained 11 cents and ended at $2.50 with an exchange of 274,977 shares, Consolidated Bakeries fell 19 cents to $1.51, with investors swapping 700 units, Derrimon Trading closed 21 cents higher at $2.39 in trading 20,002 stock units. Elite Diagnostic shed 12 cents to end at $3.75 with a transfer of 3,000 units, Express Catering closed at $4.35, after picking up 34 cents and exchanging 8,000 stock units, Fontana gained 1 cent to end at $5.05, with 699,085 shares crossing the exchange. Fosrich gained 25 cents to close at $3.90 with 69,520 stock units changing hands, General Accident ended at $6.60, after rising 10 cents trading 82,050 shares, Honey Bun declined by 5 cents to $5.55, in exchanging 5,820 shares. Indies Pharma lost 6 cents to end at $2.94 trading 2,467,439 shares, ISP Finance climbed $2.98 to $15.98, with an exchange of just one stock unit, Jetcon Corporation gained 6 cents to close at 99 cents, with investors transferring 205,000 shares. Lasco Distributors rose 7 cents to end at $3.07 trading 216,327 shares, Lasco Financial was down 5 cents to settle at $2.50, in exchanging 13,100 stock units, Lasco Manufacturing rose 10 cents and closed at $3.90, with 11,367 stock units changing hands. Limners and Bards added 5 cents to settle at $2.60 trading 15,459 shares, Mailpac Group shed 29 cents to end at $1.88, after trading 17,100,452 shares, Main Event ended at $4.08, after picking up 1 cent with 1,000 units crossing the exchange. Medical Disposables shed 25 cents to settle at $6.75, with an exchange of 1,353 units and tTech closed 40 cents higher at $5.20, in transferring 200 units.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Solid gain for Junior Market

In Junior Market trading, the Market Index surged 82 points to just over 2,621, within 30 minutes of the market opening, but slipped back later to close up a solid 54.85 points, to finish the day at 2,594.04.

General Accident was the market leader with 2.6 million shares.

The average PE Ratio of the Junior Market ended the day at 10 based on IC Insider.com’s forecasted 2020-21 earnings.
Trading ended with 31 securities changing hands with the prices of 10 stocks rising, 12 declining and prices of nine closing unchanged. The market closed with an exchange of 9,111,135 shares, accounting for $34,960,291 compared to an unusually high volume of 37,360,918 units at $101,776,650 on Friday.
 General Accident led trading with 2.61 million shares for 29 percent of total volume for the day, followed by Indies Pharma with 2.42 million units for 26.5 percent of the day’s trade and MailPac Group with 1.1 million units for 12 percent market share.
The average trade for the day ended at 293,908 units at $1,127,751 in contrast to an average of 1,383,738 for $3,769,506 on Friday. An average 522,491 units at $1,453,928 has so far traded for the month to date in contrast to 617,038 units at $1,605,315 up to Friday last. The average traded for June was 245,049 units at $689,955 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the Junior Market shows two stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial gained 55 cents to close at $24.55 in trading 454 shares, AMG Packaging lost 7 cents in ending at $1.61 while transferring 4,841 units, Blue Power picked up 26 cents in exchanging 6,364 stock units and settled at $3.89. Cargo Handlers declined 50 cents to end at $6.40 trading just one share, Caribbean Assurance Brokers gained 4 cents to close at $2.24 with 1,000 units changing hands, Caribbean Cream slipped 8 cents to $2.70, in transferring 19,920 stock units. Caribbean Flavours closed 28 cents higher at $14, with an exchange of 3,000 shares, Consolidated Bakeries gained 10 cents to end at $1.70, after trading 1,000 units, Express Catering shed 34 cents to finish at $4.01, having exchanged 7,429 shares. Fontana dropped 21 cents to $5.04 with a transfer of 761,613 shares, General Accident rose 30 cents to end at $6.50 after an exchange of 2,610,400 stock units, Honey Bun picked up 4 cents to close at $5.60 in trading 16,345 shares. Indies Pharma jumped 57cents and ended at $3, exchanging 2,416,374 units, ISP Finance climbed $1 to $13, after transferring 2,149 shares, Jamaican Teas lost 6 cents to settle at $4.90, having traded 70,250 stock units. Lasco Distributors closed 7 cents lower at $3, with an exchange of 122,125 shares, Lasco Financial slipped 2 cents to $2.55 with 250,343 units changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing lost 10 cents to close at $3.80 trading 7,789 shares. Lumber Depot slipped 4 cents in closing at $1.07 with investors transferring 159,328 shares, MailPac Group lost 2 cents to finish trading 1,101,551 units at $2.17. Medical Disposables rose 70 cents to close at $7 trading 10,000 shares and Stationery and Office Supplies dipped 2 cents to end at $5.98 after exchanging 3,626 stock units.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Big drop for Junior Market – Thursday

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This week’s rally was cut short with the prices of juts nine stocks rising on Thursday, 16 declining and five closing unchanged and the Junior Market index tumbled 63.16 points to close well under 2,600 points mark in ending at 2553.86. 
The average PE Ratio of the Junior Market ended at 10.1 based on IC Insider.com’s forecasted 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with the trading of 30 securities changing hands with an exchange of 11,750,821 shares for $26,397,742 compared to  3,953,494  units at $9,882,736 on Wednesday.
Derrimon Trading led trading with 9.3 million shares for 77 percent of the day’s trade, followed by Mailpac Group with 733,707 units for 6 percent of the day’s volume and iCreate with 588,774 units for 5 percent market share.
Market activity resulted in an average of 391,694 units at $879,925 for each active security in contrast to an average of 136,327 shares at $340,784 on Wednesday. For the month to date, an average of 266,175 units changed hands at $614,923 for each security traded. Trading for June ended with an average of 245,049  units at $689,955.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the Junior Market shows five stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, Access Financial fell $3 with an exchange of 6,206 stock units, to finish at $24, Caribbean Cream rose 24 cents to end at $2.69 with the trading of 13,571 shares, Caribbean Producers settled at $2.39, after gaining 2 cents and with the transfer of 31,706 stock units. Derrimon Trading ended the day with 9,025,688 shares changing hands after shedding 34 cents to settle at $2.18, Elite Diagnostic declined by 6 cents to end at $3.87 with 21,229 units changing hands. Everything Fresh rose 2 cents to 76 cents with investors transferring 12,676 units, Express Catering increased by 4 cents after trading 1,996 stock units to finish at $4.34, Fontana fell 7 cents to settle at $5.32, with an exchange of 171,508 stock units, Fosrich advanced 4 cents to close at $3.55 trading 4,767 stock units. GWest Corporation lost 5 cents to close at 85 cents with 25,802 units changing hands, Honey Bun gained 29 cents after investors transferred 27,887 stock units to end at $5.69, iCreate fell 2 cents to 55 cents in the exchange of 588,774 shares. Indies Pharma closed at $2.45 after falling 3 cents and trading 42,180 stock units, Jamaican Teas gained 8 cents to close at $5.07 in the transfer of 218,974 shares, Jetcon Corporation slipped 3 cents to $1.05 with an exchange of 4,634 shares. Knutsford Express lost $1 to end at $7.90 in trading a mere 148 shares, Lasco Distributors slipped 9 cents to close at $2.91 with 103,988 units changing hands, Lasco Financial declined 3 cents and exchanged 128,885 stock units to settle at $2.57. Lasco Manufacturing shed 46 cents to close at $3.50 with 145,000 stock units traded, Limners and Bards fell 12 cents to end at $2.65 in the transfer of 173,100 units, Lumber Depot slipped 2 cents to $1.10 with investors exchanging 173,176 shares.  Mailpac Group rose 8 cents and closed at $2.06 with 733,707 stock units changing hands,  Main Event ended at $4.07 after tumbling 41 cents in the transfer of 1,739 shares, Stationery and Office Supplies dropped 58 cents and traded 25,010 stock units to settle at $5.71 and tTech jumped 69 cents to close at $5.39, with just 35 units crossing the exchange.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market starts July up

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange started July on a positive note as trading ended with 29 securities changing hands with the prices of 7 stocks rising, nine declining and the prices of 13 remaining unchanged.
The average PE Ratio of the Junior Market ended at 10.1 based on IC Insider.com’s forecasted 2020-21 earnings. The market closed with an exchange of 3,953,494 shares, accounting for $9,882,736 compared to 4,554,181 units at 12,472,239 from 33 securities on Tuesday.
Jetcon Corporation led trading with 1.34 million units for 34 percent of total volume followed by Caribbean Cream with 867,135 units for 22 percent of trading and Derrimon Trading with 420,673 units and 11 percent market share.
The average trade ended at 136,327 units for $340,784 in contrast to an average of 138,005 valued at 377,947 on Tuesday. June ended with an average of 245,049 shares at $689,955.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the Junior Market shows five stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and five with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Blue Power advanced 2 cents to settle at $3.88 in trading 1,168 units, Caribbean Cream declined by 25 cents to settle at $2.45 with an exchange of 867,135 stock units, Derrimon Trading jumped 10 cents to end at $2.52 in trading 420,673 stock units. Dolphin Cove declined by 28 cents to close at $8 in trading 1,082 units, Elite Diagnostic gained 2 cents to end at $3.93 with 7,848 shares changing hands, Everything Fresh shed 6 cents to end at 74 cents with an exchange of 13,001 stock units. Express Catering dropped 5 cents to close at $4.30 in trading 13,725 units, Fosrich dived 51 cents to settle at $3.51 with an exchange of 6,034 stock units, General Accident added 5 cents to close at $6.20 with 280,144 stock units crossing the market. Honey Bun dropped by 32 cents to settle at $5.40 after exchanging 28,621 units, Indies Pharma lost 15 cents to end at $2.48 after trading 886 units, Jamaican Teas gained 21 cents to close at $4.99 with an exchange of 374,322 stock units. Lasco Manufacturing gained 46 cents to end at $3.96 trading 114,039 stock units, Limners and Bards climbed 21 cents to settle at $2.77 in with 84,525 stock units changing hands, Lumber Depot shed 1 cent to end at $1.12 in trading 5,122 stock units and Mailpac Group declined by 1 cent to $1.98 with 108,228 shares changing hands.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

 

Junior Market jumps to end June

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended June on a positive note with the market index rising 24.30 to close at 2.592.24 and ended the halfway mark of the year, down 22.6 percent and closing out the month 41 points lower than the close of May.
Trading ended with 33 securities changing hands, down from 37 on Monday, with prices of 15 stocks rising, 10 declining and eight stocks closing unchanged. The average PE Ratio of the Junior Market ended at 10.1 based on IC Insider.com’s forecasted 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 4,554,181 shares accounting for 12,472,239 compared to 13,689,006 units at 25,143,842 on Monday.
Jetcon Corporation led trading with 1.23 million units for 27 percent of total trades, followed by Mailpac Group with 786,681 shares or 17 percent and Lasco Distributors with 675,284 stock units at 15 percent market share.
The average trade for the ended at 138,005 units at 377,947 in contrast to an average of 414,818 valued at 761,935 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 245,049 units valued at 689,955 in contrast to 258,414 units valued at $659,203. Trading for May ended with an average of 150,274 units for $491,077 for each security.
 IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the Junior Market shows four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial jumped $5.49 to $27 with 56,075 shares trading, AMG Packaging gained 3 cents to close at $1.68 after exchanging 7,720 shares, Blue Power advanced 16 cents to settle at $3.86 in trading 2,918 units. Cargo Handlers dropped 60 cents to $6.40 with 1,400 shares changing hands, Caribbean Assurance Brokers rose 5 cents and transferred 6,549 stock units to finish at $2.20, Caribbean Flavours jumped $2.22 to end at $13.72 with an exchange of 22,218 shares. Caribbean Producers slipped 3 cents to $2.37 with 152,585 units changing hands, Consolidated Bakeries closed 9 cents higher at $1.60, trading 30,100 units, Derrimon Trading climbed 24 cents and exchanged 35,826 shares to finish at $2.42. Dolphin Cove dropped 2 cents to $8.28 with 1,460 stock units passing through the market, Fontana decreased 6 cents to settle at $5.39 with 46,002 units changing hands, Fosrich climbed 56 cents to end at $4.02 in the transfer of 117,363 shares. Honey Bun gained 8 cents and traded 43,409 stock units to settle at $5.72, Indies Pharma carved out a 15 cents gain to end at $2.63 with an exchange of 508,368 units, Jamaican Teas dropped 11 cents to close at $4.78 with investors transferring 3,642 stock units. Jetcon Corporation exchanged 1,236,791 units and fell 2 cents to settle at $1.08, Knutsford Express rose 20 cents to end at $8.90 with 11,637 stock units changing hands, Lasco Distributors shed 6 cents in the exchange of 675,284 shares to finish at $3. Lasco Manufacturing declined 45 cents to end at $3.50in the transfer of 87,821 stock units, Limners and Bards lost 24 cents to close at $2.56 trading 139,400 units, Lumber Depot advanced 13 cents and traded 133,144 stock units to settle at $1.13. Mailpac Group closed 1 cent higher at $1.99 exchanging 786,681 units, Main Event jumped 48 cents to settle at $4.48 in trading 977 shares, Medical Disposables shed 70 cents and with 300,200 shares changing hands to finish at $6.30 and Stationery and Office Supplies added 30 cents to end at $6.29 with 200 shares crossing the exchange.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market dips ahead of month-end

Trading on the Junior Market ended with the market index shedding 16.35 points top of the 31 points lost on Friday to close at 2,567.94 ahead of the mid-year close on Tuesday.
Market activity and resulted in 33 securities changing hands, up from 31 on Friday, with investors pushing the prices of 13 stocks up and 14 down, leaving prices of six unchanged. The average PE Ratio of the Junior Market ended at 9.9 based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 13,689,006 shares accounting for 25,143,842 compared to 5,923,1 33 units at 14,437,994 on Friday. Lumber Depot led trading with 10.12 million shares for 74 percent of total volume, followed by Fontana with 1.2 million units for 9 percent of the day’s trade and Mailpac Group with 516,217 units for 3.8 percent market share.
The average trade for the ended at 414,818 units at 761,935 in contrast to an average of 191,069 valued at 465,742 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 250,116 units valued at $6,38,843 in contrast to 253,214 units at 624,575. In contrast, May closed with an average of 150,274 units for $491,077 for each security.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the Junior Market shows three stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and five with lower offers.
At the close of the market,  AMG Packaging advanced by 4 cents to end at $1.65 in trading 900 units, Blue Power gained 3 cents to end at $3.70 after investors swapped 49,900 stock units, Caribbean Assurance Brokers declined by 5 cents to settle at $2.15 with an exchange of 26,721 shares. Caribbean Cream rose 23 cents to end at $2.70 with a trade of 400 units, Caribbean Flavours shed 20 cents to settle at $11.50 in exchanging 252,280 shares, Caribbean Producers gained 6 cents while closing at $2.40 trading 43,305 stock units. Consolidated Bakeries dropped 19 cents to $1.51 swapping 35,470 shares, Elite Diagnostic eased by 9 cents to settle at $3.91 in trading 20,300 units, Everything Fresh shed 1 cent to close at 80 cents with an exchange of 29,500 shares. Express Catering dropped 60 cents to $4.35 with investors swapping 77,204 stock units, Fontana declined by 4 cents to end at $5.45 with 1,213,293 units changing hands, Fosrich shed 54 cents to end at $3.46 with an exchange of 36,979 shares. General Accident gained 15 cents to $6.15 after exchanging 117,000 units, Honey Bun inched 1 cent higher to end at $5.64 with an exchange of 1,052 stock units, Indies Pharma declined 2 cents to end at $2.48 with 450,753 shares crossing the exchange. ISP Finance declined by $1 to close at $12 in trading 2,300 stock units, Jamaican Teas added 18 cents to close at $4.89 after investors swapped 69,509 units, Jetcon Corporation surged 8 cents to end at $1.10 in trading 7,929 shares. Knutsford Express advanced 70 cents to end at $8.70 with an exchange of 784 stock units, Lasco Distributors gained 1 cent to $3.06 with a transfer of 88,405 shares, Limners and Bards gained 40 cents to close at $2.80 with 126,818 shares changing hands. Lumber Depot lost 12 cents to settle at $1 with investors swapping 10,120,000 stock units, Mailpac Group added 1 cent to close at $1.98 after trading 516,217 units, Main Event dropped 48 cents in closing at $4 with 81,745 shares passing through the market. Medical Disposables advanced 26 cents in closing at $7 with an exchange of 14,000 stock units, SSL Venture shed 7 cents in ending at 78 cents and trading 1,088 shares and Stationery and Office Supplies declined 21 cents to $5.99 with 4,100 stock units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated

More gains for Junior Market

The Junior Market eked more gains at the close of trading on Thursday with the market index carving out a modest rise of 12.09 points to close at 2,615.01, with reduced trading levels.
The day ended with 32 securities changing hands, from 36 securities on Wednesday. The prices of 11 stocks rose, 13 declining and eight stocks closed unchanged. The average PE ratio of the market ended at ten based on IC Insider.com’s projected 2020-21 earnings. Trading ended with an exchange of 2,672,495 shares at $9,837,334 compared to 4,874,547 units at$20,159,456 on Wednesday.
The average trade of the day was 83,515 units at $307,417 in contrast to an average of 139,273 units at $575,984 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date ended at 253,190 units and $624,575 and previously an average of 262,928 units at $761,592. In contrast, May closed with an average of 150,274 units for $491,077 for each security.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows five stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Blue Power gained 10 cents in closing at $3.70, trading 9,244 stock units, Caribbean Assurance Brokers, declined by 18 cents to end at $2.12 exchanging 52,337 units, Caribbean Flavours rose 10 cents to settle at $12 with 200,000 shares changing hands. Caribbean Producers shed 1 cent to settle at $2.38 trading 74,062 stock units, Consolidated Bakeries gained 15 cents to close at $1.70 after exchanging 100 shares, Derrimon Trading carved out a 4 cents rise to end at $2.44 after exchanging 10,000 units. Elite Diagnostic advanced 17 cents to settle at $4 with 123,700 units changing hands, Express Catering shed 4 cents to end at $4.95 in trading 1,000 units, Fontana lost 2 cents to settle at $5.48 after swapping 336,869 stock units. Fosrich surged 44 cents closing at $4 with investors switching ownership of 101,550 units, General Accident declined by 11 cents in ending at $5.90 with 125,501 stock units changing hands, Honey Bun increased 30 cents to close at $5.63 with 5,369 units crossing the exchange. Indies Pharma rose 5 cents ending at $2.60 with an exchange of 36,367 stock units, Jamaican Teas lost 6 cents closing at $4.43 in trading 133,513 units, Jetcon Corporation lost 11 cents ending at $1.04 while trading 182,037 shares. KLE Group gained 10 cents to close at $1.80 with an exchange of 1,647 stock units, Lasco Distributors increased 2 cents closing at $3 having swapped 32,467 shares, Limners and Bards dipped 4 cents to end at $2.70 trading 182,381 shares. Lumber Depot lost 1 cent to close at $1.12 with 210,000 units changing hands, Mailpac Group fell 1 cent to settle at $1.89 with an exchange of 544,521 shares, Main Event advanced by 38 cents ending at $4.48 with a transfer of 273 shares. Medical Disposables shed 5 cents to close at $6.75 in exchanging 7,369 shares, Stationery and Office Supplies lost 8 cents in closing at $6.20, with an exchange of 1,000 units and tTech lost 1 cent to settle at $4.69 with 180 shares crossing the exchange.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market tops 2,600 again

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange resulted in Market Index surging 52.72 points to close at 2,602.92 to cross back above the 2,600 mark after falling below it on Monday, as trading fell back to more normal levels, from the heightened level on Tuesday.
By the close of the market, investors exchanged 4,874,547 shares for $20,159,456 compared to 46,968,202 units at $126,633,229 on Tuesday. The day’s activities saw 35 securities changing hands, with the prices of 12 rising 11 stocks declining and 12 closing with prices remaining unchanged. The average PE ratio of the market ended at 9.9 based on IC Insider.com’s 2020-21 earnings.
The average trade of the day was 139,273 units at $575,984, in contrast to an average of 1,467,756 units for $3,957,288 on Tuesday. The average volume for the month to date amounts to 262,928 units at $761,592 for each security trading, in contrast to 271,188 units at $773,989. In contrast, May closed with an average of 150,274 units for $491,077 for each security.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows one stock ending with the bid higher than the last selling price and one with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, Access Financial lost $2.49 to end at $21.51 in trading 1,000 units, AMG Packaging shed 1 cent in closing at $1.61 with 5,389 shares changing hands, Blue Power dipped by 1 cent to close at $3.60 after swapping 21,320 stock units. Caribbean Flavours dropped $2.10 to $11.90 in trading 14,788 units, Caribbean Producers advanced by 5 cents to end at $2.39 with an exchange of 232,831 units, Derrimon Trading rose 10 cents and ending at $2.40 after swapping 19,100 stock units. Express Catering advanced 2 cents to end at $4.99 in exchanging 750 stock units, Fontana lost 10 cents in closing at $5.50 in trading 310,380 units, General Accident advanced by 26 cents to end at $6.01 in trading 2,352,308 units. GWest Corporation declined by 5 cents to end at 90 cents with an exchange of 1,526 shares, Honey Bun fell by 32 cents to end at $5.33 with 25,700 units changing hands, iCreate lost 3 cents to 58 cents in trading 20,000 stock units. Indies Pharma fell 11 cents to close at $2.55 in exchanging 302,614 units, Jamaican Teas shed 9 cents and ended at $4.49 in trading 22,935 stock units, Knutsford Express gained 20 cents to settle at $8.70 while exchanging 25 units. Lasco Distributors gained 1 cent to settle at $2.98 with an exchange of 22,760 stock units, Limners and Bards advanced by 1 cent to close at $2.74 after trading 106,712 stock units, Lumber Depot rose 2 cents to settle at $1.13 with 61,947 shares passing through the market. Mailpac Group carved out a 2 cents gain in ending at $1.90 and trading 221,968 units, Main Event shed 5 cents to settle at $4.10 in trading 1,333 shares, Paramount Trading advanced by 2 cents to end at $2 swapping with 1,231 units changing hands. SSL Venture gained 10 cents to end at 85 cents after trading 53,333 stock units and Stationery and Office Supplies garnered a 28 cents rise to close at $6.28 in exchanging 1,660 units.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market drops on Monday

The number of Junior Market stocks trading on Monday slipped marginally from Friday’s levels, but the value of the overall trade jumped, resulting in prices rising and falling equally and ending with the market index dropping 21.16 points to 5997.09.
Similar to Friday, 28 securities changed hands on Monday, with the prices of 10 stocks rising, 10 declining and prices of eight closing unchanged. At the close of trading, the average PE ratio of the Junior Market ended at 9.9 based on iC Insider.com’s forecasted earnings for 2020-21.
Trading ended, with an exchange of 4,779,088  shares valued at $20,952,617 compared to 4,892,108 units valued at $13,413,027 on Friday.
The average trade of the day was 170,682 units at $748,308, in contrast to an average of 174,718  units for $479,037 each on Friday. The average stock trading for the month to date amounts to  177,588  units at $463,960 in contrast to 236,512 units at $445,444 previously. May ended with an average of 150,274 shares at $491,077 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows four stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial Services
fell $4.74 to end at $20 in trading 3,500  units, Cargo Handlers slipped 4 cents and ending at $7.80 in trading 500 units, Caribbean Assurance Brokers lost 8 cents to settle at $2.20 with an exchange of 24,013 shares. Caribbean Cream shed 21 cents ending at $2.67 trading 350 units, Caribbean Producers picked up 1 cent to settle at $2.39 while exchanging 33,192 units, Dolphin Cove gained 7 cents to close at $7.50 after investors switched 700 shares. Everything Fresh gained 1 cent to close at 81 cents in trading 12,285 stock units, Fontana rose 9 cents in closing at $5.76 after trading 371,132 shares. General Accident advanced by 37 cents to end at $5.75 after swapping 1,005,000  shares, Honey Bun shed 20 cents and ended at $5.30 trading 2,020,740 shares, iCreate slipped 3 cents to close at 58 cents in exchanging 538,993 units. Indies Pharma gained 27 cents to end at $2.80 with an exchange of 41,001  stock units, Iron Rock Insurance lost 20 cents to close at $3 trading 19,055 shares,  Jamaican Teas slid 20 cents to settle at $4.35 with 29,097 stock units changing hands. Jetcon Corporation lost 1 cent to end at $1.19, with 39,463 shares crossing the exchange, Lasco Financial added 1 cent to settle at $2.62, after exchanging 2,941 units,  Lasco Manufacturing shed 1 cent to close at $3.99 in trading 7,397 shares. Limners and Bards rose 12 cents to end at $2.58 after 243,153 shares crossed the market and  Mailpac Group gained 2 cents in finishing at $1.90 with 44,084 stock units changing hands.
In the preference segment, Derrimon Trading preference shares jumped 30 cents to settle at $1.80 in exchanging 2,798 shares.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.