Junior Market volume dives – Friday

Junior Market volume contracts on Friday.

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange dropped sharply from Thursday’s level closed on Friday resulting in an exchange of just 808,904 units valued at $3,245,147 compared to 3,496,347 units valued at $14,565,501 on Thursday.
At the close of market activities, 31 securities changed hands, similar to the number trading on Thursday and closed with the prices of 11 securities rising, 13 declining and 7 remained unchanged, resulting in the Junior Market Index gaining 11.47 points to close at 3,397.81.
Trading ended with an average of 26,094 units for an average of $104,682 in contrast to 112,785 units for an average of $469,855 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 129,298 valued at $491,038 and previously 120,361 units valued at $482,941 for each security traded. In contrast, September closed with an average of 954,574 units valued at $2,612,695 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 3 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging dipped 7 cents in trading 27,000 units to close at $1.93, Caribbean Cream lost 57 cents in exchanging 52,912 shares to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $3.95, Caribbean Producers climbed 10 cents and exchanged 1,200 shares at $4.80. Consolidated Bakeries ended with a loss of 1 cent at $1.99 with 16,934 stock units changing hands, Derrimon Trading lost 3 cents in trading of 100 units at $2.47, Express Catering declined by 2 cents to settle at $6.13 after exchanging 5,500 shares, Everything Fresh ended trading with 30,000 shares, after rising 3 cents to end at $1.23. Elite Diagnostic climbed 5 cents and exchanged 15,000 shares at $5.55, Fosrich lost 6 cents in trading of 14,680 units at $4.84, Fontana ended market activity exchanging 83,638 shares to close at $7.52 after falling 36 cents, General Accident declined 2 cents in trading of 41,110 units at $8. iCreate lost 2 cents in trading of 123,700 units to close at 71 cents, Indies Pharma ended with a loss of 1 cent at $3.16 with 45,555 stock units changing hands, Jamaican Teas declined 9 cents in trading of 19,125 units to end at $6.21, Jetcon Corporation ended trading with 45,528 shares, after rising 5 cents to end at $1.85. Knutsford Express closed trading of 150 units and gained 60 cents to end at $10.60, Lasco Distributors closed trading of 1,889 units and gained 22 cents to end at $3.98. Lasco Financial ended market activity exchanging 45,463 shares to close at $4.70 after falling 15 cents, Lasco Manufacturing closed trading of 17,115 units and gained 2 cents to end at $4.97. Limners and Bards ended with a loss of 1 cent at $2.55 with 89,957 stock units changing hands, Main Event traded 13,834 shares, after rising 63 cents to end at $5.98. Medical Disposables gained $1.11 to end at $8.11, trading 100 shares, Stationery and Office Supplies gained $1.34 to end at $12.50, after exchanging 5,850 shares and SSL Venture ended trading of 40,500 shares and rose 5 cents to end at $1.20.

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

Big Junior Market bounce – Tuesday

The Junior Market Index jumped 30.63 points to close at 3,393.46 on Tuesday as 29 securities changed hands versus 32 on Monday and ending with 17 securities rising, 8 declining and 4 remaining unchanged.
Investors exchanged 4,509,195 units valued at $22,460,102 compared to 2,585,531 units valued at $13,192,368 on Monday. Trading ended with an average of 155,489 units at $774,486 for each security traded in contrast to 80,798 units for an average of $412,262 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 97,569 units at $507,531 compared to 91,837 units at $481,109 previously, in contrast, September closed with an average of 954,574 units valued at $2,612,695 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial declined by 10 cents to settle at $35 while trading 24,518 shares, AMG Packaging closed 9 cents higher at $1.98, with 21,210 stock units trading, CAC 2000 ended trading with 1,700 shares, after rising 50 cents to end at $14. Cargo Handlers gained $1.55 to end at $11 with 1,000 stock units trading, Caribbean Flavours lost 50 cents in trading of 16,000 units at $13, Caribbean Producers ended trading with 750 shares, after rising 29 cents to end at $4.79, Consolidated Bakeries closed trading of 15,000 units and gained 30 cents to end at $1.95. Express Catering closed 12 cents higher at $5.92, with 39,209 stock units trading, Elite Diagnostic fell 65 cents in exchanging 895,693 units at $5.50, Fontana ended with 128,973 shares changing hands, after rising 5 cents to end at $8. General Accident traded 29,614 shares, after rising 40 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $7.40, GWest Corporation closed trading of 10,000 units and gained 6 cents to end at $1.10, Honey Bun declined by 2 cents to settle at $6.82 while exchanging 8,700 units. iCreate declined 3 cents in trading 233,000 units to close at  68 cents, Indies Pharma ended trading with 39,226 shares, after rising 10 cents to end at $3.30, Knutsford Express swapped 364 shares, after rising 12 cents to end at $10.12, Lasco Distributors dipped 10 cents in trading of 3,500 units at $3.90. Lasco Financial ended trading 1,326,224 shares, after rising 3 cents to end at $4.73, Lasco Manufacturing ended with an exchange of 664,323 shares after rising 5 cents to end at $4.99, Limners and Bards closed with a loss of 14 cents at $2.55, with 256,454 shares changing hands. Main Event fell 25 cents in trading of 502,985 units to close at $5.25, Medical Disposables closed with 72,997 units crossing the exchange and gained 91 cents to end at $7.10, Paramount Trading added 5 cents in trading 10,000 shares at $2.25 and Stationery and Office Supplies climbed 50 cents and exchanged 30,000 shares at $12.50.

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

Big Junior Market fall – Monday

The Junior Market Index dropped 41.96 points on Monday to close at 3,362.83 as 32 securities changed hands versus 26 trading on Friday and ending with 14 securities rising, 11 declining and 7 remaining unchanged.
Investors exchanged 2,585,531 units valued at $13,192,368 compared to 3,253,708 units valued at $20,983,345 on Friday. Trading ended with an average of 80,798 units for an average of $412,262 in contrast to 125,143 units for an average of $807,052 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 91837 units at $481,109 compared to 93,190 units at $489,550 previously, in contrast, September closed with an average of 954,574 units valued at $2,612,695 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial closed 10 cents higher at $35.10, with 12,203 stock units changing hands, Blue Power climbed 20 cents and exchanged 9,000 shares at $7.50, Caribbean Cream lost 3 cents in trading 45,000 units to close at $4.52, Caribbean Flavours closed 49 cents higher at $13.50, with 11,158 stock units crossing the exchange. Caribbean Producers fell 20 cents in trading 44,515 units at $4.50. Express Catering lost 20 cents in exchanging 1,145 units at $5.80, Everything Fresh ended with 45,877 shares crossing the exchange, after rising 8 cents to end at $1.25, Elite Diagnostic closed 15 cents higher at $6.15, with 3,839 stock units trading, Fosrich gained 1 cent to end at $4.91 in trading 13,860 shares. Fontana declined by 5 cents to settle at $7.95 trading 270,568 shares. General Accident ended with 153,275 shares changing hands, after rising 15 cents to end at $7, Honey Bun closed trading of 22,640 units and gained 34 cents to end at $6.84, Iron Rock Insurance climbed 1 cent and exchanged 150,095 shares at $4, Jamaican Teas ended trading with 61,625 shares, after rising 10 cents to end at $6.30. Jetcon Corporation lost 9 cents trading 12,455 units at $1.90, Knutsford Express shed 50 cents in swapping 3,640 units to end at $10, Lasco Distributors closed trading of 249,546 units and gained 10 cents to end at $4, Lasco Financial closed with a loss of 10 cents at $4.70, after swapping 646,062 shares. Lasco Manufacturing fell 16 cents in trading of 165,919 units at $4.94, Limners and Bards lost 3 cents in exchanging 59,039 units at $2.69, Medical Disposables shed 81 cents in trading 4,959 units at $6.19. Main Event fell 25 cents in trading 174,015 units at $5.50, Stationery and Office Supplies gained $1 to end at $12, trading 5,544 shares, SSL Venture added 1 cent and exchanged 179,949 shares at $1.10 and tTech closed trading of 21,266 units after climbing 79 cents to end at $6.79.

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

Slight Junior Market slippage on Friday

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The Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market index slipped just 1.72 points to close at 3,404.79 in trading on Thursday as volumes rose 66 percent and value up 95 percent over Thursday’s levels
At the close of market activities, 26 securities changed hands versus 27 companies trading on Thursday with the prices of 9 securities rising, 7 declining and 10 remaining unchanged.
Market activities, resulted in an exchange of 3,253,708 units valued at $20,983,345 up from 1,961,441 units valued at $10,776,646 changing hands on Thursday.
Trading ended with an average of 125,143 units for an average of $807,052 in contrast to 72,646 units for an average of $399,135 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 93,190 units at $489,550 compared to 89,655 units at $454,422 previously, in contrast, September closed with an average of 954,574 units valued at $2,612,695 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Blue Power lost 45 cents in trading 29,379 shares to close at $7.30, CAC 2000 climbed 40 cents and exchanged 620 shares at $13.50, Caribbean Producers shed 10 cents in trading 46,000 units at $4.70, Elite Diagnostic closed trading of 23,426 units and gained 45 cents to end at $6. General Accident fell 10 cents swapping 1,267,447 units at $6.85, GWest Corporation climbed 2 cents and exchanged 30,513 shares at $1.04, iCreate declined 2 cents in trading of 5,500 units at 71 cents, Jamaican Teas closed with 10,865 units changing hands and gained 10 cents to end at $6.20, Knutsford Express climbed 25 cents in exchanging 6,000 shares at $10.50. Lasco Financial fell 20 cents in trading of 14,363 units at $4.80, Lasco Manufacturing lost 10 cents with 67,212 units changing hands at $5.10, Limners and Bards climbed 14 cents and exchanged 9,719 shares at $2.72, Main Event closed 5 cents higher at $5.75, with 19,900 stock units trading. Iron Rock Insurance closed trading of 78,000 units and gained 4 cents to end at $3.99, Stationery and Office Supplies exchanged 526,755 shares to close at $11 after falling 50 cents and tTech ended trading with 2,660 shares, after rising 50 cents to end at $6.

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

Strong Junior Market suffers big drop

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange dived 71.97 points to close at 3,413.32 in trading on Tuesday, almost wiping out the 73 points gain over the past two trading days.
The market closed with 29 securities crossing the exchange versus 31 on Monday and ended with the prices of just 3 securities advancing, 23 falling, 2 remaining unchanged while two traded at a 52 weeks’ low.
Market activities, resulted in an exchange of 2,395,994 units valued at $16,463,282 compared to 1,540,695 units valued $7,317,969 changing hands on Monday.
Trading ended with an average of 85,571 units for an average of $587,974 in contrast to 49,700 units for an average of $236,063 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 86,454 units at $435,372 compared to 86,618 units at $407,075 previously, in contrast, September closed with an average of 954,574 units valued at $2,612,695 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 6 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, Access Financial lost $1.50 to close at $35, after swapping 22,326 shares, AMG Packaging shed 11 cents in trading of 5,000 units at $1.89, Blue Power declined $1.05 to settle at $7.60 and trading 45,579 shares, Caribbean Cream exchanged 98,000 shares and declined 35 cents to settle at $4.60. Consolidated Bakeries dipped 4 cents in trading of 1,000 units at $1.76, Dolphin Cove ended with a loss of $1 to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $9 with 561,451 stock units changing hands, Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 1 cent at $2.57 with 45,419 stock units changing hands. Express Catering closed with a loss of 19 cents at $6.15, in swapping of 25,100 shares, Elite Diagnostic declined 15 cents in trading of 24,674 units at $5.45, Fosrich fell 5 cents in exchanging 42,991 units at $4.90, Fontana lost 45 cents trading 516,008 shares to close at $7.55. General Accident declined 7 cents with 53,791 units crossing the exchange at $6.63, Honey Bun ended trading 505 shares, after rising 16 cents to end at $6.54, iCreate declined 3 cents in trading of 2,000 units at 70 cents, Indies Pharma declined by 2 cents to settle at $3.30 while 55,250 units changing hands. Iron Rock Insurance fell 5 cents in trading of 88,900 units at $3.95, Jamaican Teas climbed 10 cents and exchanged 87,914 shares in closing at $6.10, Knutsford Express ended with a loss of 1 cent at $10.99 with 2,855 stock units changing hands. Lasco Distributors closed trading of 8,830 units and gained 20 cents to end at $3.90, Lasco Financial shed 10 cents in trading of 319,907 units at $4.80, Lasco Manufacturing declined 10 cents trading 102,211 units at $5.40. Limners and Bards ended market activity exchanging 11,200 shares to close at $2.62 after falling 18 cents, Main Event fell 40 cents in trading of 600 units at $5.60, Paramount Trading ended with a loss of 1 cent at $2.24 with 10,000 stock units changing hands. Stationery and Office Supplies ended with a loss of $1 at $11 with 116,071 stock units changing hands and SSL Venture declined 34 cents in trading 46,412 shares to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $1.01.

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

Junior Market suffers minor fall – Thursday

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange traded 30 securities on Thursday with the prices of 12 securities advanced, 13 declined and 5 remained unchanged leading the market Index to dipped just 4.40 points to 3,422.55.
Market activities, resulted in an exchange of 2,444,430 units valued at $10,669,698 compared to 5,067,017 units valued at $23,716,252 from 28 securities changing hands on Wednesday.
Trading ended with an average of 81,481 units for an average of $355,657 in contrast to 180,965 units for an average of $847,009 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 109,660 units at $517,835 compared to 124,236 shares valued at $601,721 previously, in contrast, September closed with an average of 954,574 units valued at $2,612,695 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial ended with a loss of $3.40 at a 52 weeks’ low of $33.60, after swapping 9,687 shares, AMG Packaging declined 11 cents in trading 25,000 units at $1.75, Blue Power ended with a loss of $1 at $9 with 5,155 stock units changing hands. Caribbean Producers lost 26 cents in trading of 16,110 units to close at $4.51, Consolidated Bakeries closed 5 cents higher at $1.80, with 6,000 stock units trading, Dolphin Cove ended trading with 34,205 shares, after rising 49 cents to end at $10.50. Derrimon Trading closed 13 cents higher at $2.55, with 143,250 stock units changing hands, Express Catering lost 62 cents trading 2,173 units at $5.68, Elite Diagnostic ended with 7,600 shares crossing the exchange after rising 81 cents to end at $6.21. Fontana closed trading of 120,657 units and gained 10 cents to end at $8.40, General Accident exchanged 3,100 units and gained 9 cents to end at $6.40, Honey Bun fell 35 cents in swapping 26,925 units at $6.15, Iron Rock Insurance lost 5 cents in trading 16,577 shares to close at $3.95. Jamaican Teas closed 10 cents higher at $6.10, with 24,774 stock units moving through the market, Jetcon Corporation lost 20 cents in trading of 25,559 units at $1.80. Knutsford Express fell 19 cents in exchanging 3,785 units at $10.81, Lasco Distributors closed 10 cents higher at $3.80, with 976,000 stock units changing hands. Lasco Financial ended market activity exchanging 554,327 shares to close at $4.76 after falling 29 cents, Lasco Manufacturing climbed 9 cents and exchanged 32,560 shares at $5.29, Limners and Bards dipped 7 cents in trading 90,522 units at $2.75, Medical Disposables closed 5 cents higher at $7.05, trading 4,000 stock units. Main Event lost 49 cents in exchanging 24,779 shares to close at $5.51, Paramount Trading climbed 20 cents and exchanged 15,000 shares at $2.20. Stationery and Office Supplies ended trading with 2,250 shares, after rising 35 cents to end at $11.15 and SSL Venture Capital resumed trading after a long suspension and ended with a loss of 1 cent at 1.60 with 9,121 stock units changing hands.

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

Junior Market suffers big fall – Wednesday

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Wednesday with the market Index dropping sharply by 89.34 points to close at 3,426.95 as Access Financial dived $5, General Accident dipped 60 cents and Stationery and Office Supplies dropped 79 cents.  
Trading ended with 28 securities changing hands with prices of 11 advancing, 11 declining, 6 remaining unchanged and resulted in an exchange of 5,067,017 units valued at $23,716,252 compared to 2,138,664 units at $11,183,538 from 30 securities changing hands on Tuesday.
Trading closed with an average of 180,965 units for an average of $847,009 in contrast to 71,289 units for an average of $372,785 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to  124,236 units valued at $601,721. In contrast, September closed with an average of 954,574 units valued at $2,612,695 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 3 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial dropped $5 to settle at $37 after exchanging 3,889 shares, Caribbean Flavours closed trading of 1,052 units and gained 1 cent to end at $13.01, Caribbean Producers climbed 26 cents and exchanged 28,857 shares at $4.77. Dolphin Cove climbed 1 cent and exchanged 307,716 shares at $10.01, Derrimon Trading exchanged 188,278 shares, after rising 6 cents to end at $2.42, Express Catering closed 30 cents higher at $6.30, with 19,785 stock units trading, Everything Fresh lost 4 cents in swapping 9,600 shares to close at $1.21. Fontana ended market activity exchanging 127,784 shares to close at $8.30 after falling 15 cents, General Accident dipped 60 cents in trading of 628,164 units at $6.31. GWest Corporation gained 1 cent to end at $1.02, in trading 60,535 shares, Honey Bun climbed 50 cents in exchanging 100 shares at $6.50, iCreate closed trading of 1,800 units and gained 1 cent to end at 73 cents, Indies Pharma lost 1 cent at $3.31 with 30,230 stock units changing hands. Jamaican Teas fell 30 cents trading of 25,248 units at $6, Jetcon Corporation fell 20 cents in trading of 71,233 units at $2, Knutsford Express dipped 10 cents in trading 10,310 units at $11, Lasco Distributors closed trading of 3,069,824 units and gained 15 cents to end at $3.70. Lasco Financial ended with 94,729 shares crossing the exchange, after rising 5 cents to end at $5.05, Lasco Manufacturing closed with a loss of 20 cents at $5.20, after swapping 31,500 shares. Limners and Bards closed 7 cents higher at $2.82, with 88,901 stock units trading, Paramount Trading lost 20 cents in trading of 6,721 units at $2 and Stationery and Office Supplies dipped 79 cents in trading of 62,770 units to end at $10.80.

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

Junior Market starts October down

The trend of a large number of stocks rising at the end of one month, followed by falling prices at the start of the next, was evident at the end of September and October on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange.
Market activities closed on Tuesday with 30 securities changing hands, resulting in the prices of 7 securities advanced, 16 declined and 6 remained unchanged in contrast to 26 trading with 10 rising and 7 falling. At the close, the Junior Market Index declined 16.96 points to 3,516.31.
Trading resulted in an exchange of 2,138,664 units valued at $11,183,538 down sharply from 6,210,149 units valued at $22,471,302 trading on Monday.
Trading ended with an average of 71,289 units for an average of $372,785 in contrast to 238,852 units for an average of $864,281 on Monday. In contrast, September closed with an average of 954,574 units valued at $2,612,695 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 7 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial dropped $3 trading 11,656 units at $42, AMG Packaging lost 14 cents in exchanging 62,100 units at $1.86, Blue Power climbed $1 to settle at $10 with 200 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cream ended market activity exchanging 51,900 shares to close at $4.52 after falling 48 cents. Caribbean Producers declined 9 cents trading 70,481 units to end at $4.51, Consolidated Bakeries dipped 12 cents in exchanging 6,167 units at $1.75, Dolphin Cove dropped $1.75 in moving 420,763 units through the market at a 52 weeks’ low of $10. Derrimon Trading ended with 604,122 shares changing hands, after rising 1 cent to end at $2.36, Express Catering dipped 50 cents in trading of 19,912 units at $6, Everything Fresh lost 6 cents in swapping 20,000 shares to close at $1.25, Elite Diagnostic closed 8 cents higher at $5.40, with 57,236 stock units crossing the exchange. Fosrich shed 5 cents in trading of 5,050 units at $5.05, Fontana ended with 62,501 shares changing hands after rising 15 cents to end at $8.45, General Accident gained 1 to end at $6.91, trading 17,272 shares, GWest Corporation fell 9 cents in exchanging of 34,594 units at $1.01. Honey Bun ended with a loss of $1 at $6 with 73,900 stock units changing hands, iCreate ended trading with 10,000 shares, after rising 2 cents to end at 72 cents, Indies Pharma ended with 79,613 shares crossing the exchange, after rising 2 cents to end at $3.32. Jetcon Corporation closed 20 cents higher at $2.20, with 83,296 stock units trading, Lasco Distributors dipped 30 cents in trading of 23,246 units at $3.55. Lasco Manufacturing closed with a loss of 10 cents at $5.40, in swapping of 20,753 shares, Limners and Bards lost 22 cents in exchanging of 201,729 units at $2.75 and Stationery and Office Supplies dropped by 81 cents to settle at $11.59. In the junior market preference segment, Paramount Trading close with a loss of 15 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $2.05 after swapping of 500 shares.

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

Junior Market gains 123 points in 3 days

Junior Market stock trading.

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange jumped 123.05 points in three days but ended nearly 53 points lower than the close of August when trading ended on Monday.
The Junior Market index jumped 54.94 points to close at 3,533.27 as prices of 10 securities advanced, 7 declined and 9 remained unchanged with 26 securities changing hands, up slightly from 24 trading

on Friday.
Trading resulting in an exchange of 6,210,149 units at $22,471,302 compared to 2,557,873 units valued at $13,773,282 on Friday.
Trading ended with an average of 238,852 units for an average of $864,281 in contrast to 106,578 units for an average of $573,887 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 954,574 units valued at $2,612,695 and previously 988,164 units valued at $2,580,720 for each security traded. August ended with an average of 232,398 units valued at $1,072,851 for each traded security.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the close of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 6 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Consolidated Bakeries closed trading of 22,000 units and gained 1 cent to end at $1.87, Dolphin Cove exchanged 6,650 units and gained 75 cents to end at $11.75, Derrimon Trading fell 10 cents in trading 45,998 units at $2.35. Express Catering closed trading of 17,948 units and gained 15 cents to end at $6.50, Everything Fresh ended with 60,713 shares changing hands, after rising 11 cents to end at $1.31, Fosrich climbed 10 cents and exchanged 22,200 shares at $5.10. Fontana lost 17 cents in trading 129,752 shares to close at $8.30, General Accident closed with a loss of 5 cents at $6.90, after swapping of 141,722 shares, Honey Bun closed 61 cents higher at $7, with 4,545 stock units trading, Indies Pharma fell 8 cents in trading 18,763 units at $3.30. Jamaican Teas climbed 18 cents and exchanged 13,547 shares at $6.30, Jetcon Corporation dipped 9 cents in trading 40,000 units at $2, Knutsford Express fell $1.40 cents in trading of 367 units to close at $11.10, Limners and Bards closed 17 cents higher at $2.97, with 294,838 stock units trading. Lasco Distributors climbed 53 cents and exchanged 5,158,000 shares at $3.85, Lasco Manufacturing traded 35,825 shares, after rising 10 cents to end at $5.50 and Main Event traded 8,086 declined by 5 cents to settle at $6.

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

Robust gain for Junior Market – Friday

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Friday with the market index climbing 46.90 points to close at 3,478.33 as rising stocks dominated trading nearly 4 to 1.
At the close of market activities, 24 securities changing hands, up from 26 securities changed hands on Thursday, with prices of 15 securities rising, 4 declining and 5 remaining unchanged as 2,557,873 units valued at $13,773,282 traded, compared to 2,182,720 units valued at $9,969,190 on Thursday.
Trading ended with an average of 106,578 units for an average of $573,887 in contrast to 83,951 units for an average of $383,430 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 988,164 units valued at $2,580,720 and previously 1,028,085 units valued at $2,671,596 for each security traded. August ended with an average of 232,398 units valued at $1,072,851 for each traded security.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the close of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 9 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial jumped $5 to end at $45 with 1,200 stock units trading, but closed with the offer at $43, Caribbean Cream closed trading of 5,972 units and gained 10 cents to end at $5, Dolphin Cove exchanged 34,495 shares after rising 35 cents to end at $11. Express Catering closed 10 cents higher at $6.35, with 27,825 stock units trading, Fontana closed 36 cents higher at $8.47, with the trading of 54,728 units, General Accident shed 3 cents in trading of 1,022,961 units at $6.95. GWest Corporation closed with a loss of 5 cents at $1.10, in swapping 45,000 shares, Honey Bun closed 19 cents higher at $6.39, with 36,576 stock units changing hands, Indies Pharma climbed 8 cents and exchanged 12,100 shares at $3.38, Jamaican Teas declined by 28 cents to settle at $6.12 in moving 18,092 shares. Jetcon Corporation closed trading of 7,942 units and gained 29 cents to end at $2.09, Knutsford Express added $1.60 to end at $12.50 with 102,656 stock units trading. Lasco Distributors rose 7 cents and exchanged 571,096 shares at $3.32, Lasco Manufacturing ended trading with 151,959 shares, after rising 20 cents to end at $5.40, Limners and Bards closed 30 cents higher at $2.80, with 226,883 stock units trading, Main Event ended exchanging 4,854 shares, after rising 33 cents to end at $6.05. Medical Disposables dipped 40 cents in trading of 3,943 units at $7, Paramount Trading closed 20 cents higher at $2.20, with the trading of 45,700 stock units and Stationery and Office Supplies gained $1.40 to end at $12.40 with 11,000 stock units changing hands.

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