Junior Market rose on Monday

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Monday, with the market rising after more stocks fell than rose as 28 percent fewer shares changed hands than on Friday with just six percent lower value.
Trading ended with 32 securities changing hands compared to 31 on Friday and ended with the prices of nine stocks rising, the prices of 15  declining and eight, with remaining unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index advanced 23.08 points to settle at 2,520.18, the average PE Ratio of the market ended at 10.5 based on IC Insider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 2,230,691 shares for $4,393,330 compared to 3,117,697 units at $4,670,235 on Friday. Lumber Depot led trading with 37 percent of total volume after 824,663 shares were exchanged followed by Mailpac Group with 33.3 percent or 742,481 stock units and Caribbean Assurance Brokers with 95,620 units for 4.3 percent market share.
Trading ended with an average of 69,709 units at $137,292 in contrast to 100,571 at $150,653 on  Friday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 101,915 units at $228,699  in comparison to 104,252 units at $235,332 on Friday. Trading in  August resulted in an average of 104,414 units at $321,996 trading.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the  Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows three stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial shed 28 cents to end at $21.72, after exchanging 6,003  stock shares, Blue Power closed at $3.30, after losing 29 cents, with 1,587 units crossing the market, Caribbean Assurance Brokers lost 5 cents to end at $1.88, in exchanging  95,620 stock units. Caribbean Producers gained 1 cent in closing at $2.36 with 15,055 shares changing hands, Consolidated Bakeries finished at $1.37, after losing 12 cents with 3,213 units crossing the market, Derrimon Trading lost 5 cents to settle at $2.85, with investors switching ownership of 4,099 shares. Elite Diagnostic gained 34 cents after exchanging a mere 8 stock units, to settle at $3.39, Express Catering lost 5 cents to end at $4.25 in trading 11,540  units. Fontana slipped 5 cents to close at $4.65 after exchanging 57,485 shares, General Accident gained 5 cents to end at $7.05, in transferring 3,000 units, GWest Corporation lost 1 cent to finish at 97 cents after exchanging 20 units. Indies Pharma slipped 1 cent to $2.83, in transferring 4,895  shares, Iron Rock Insurance closed at $3.10, after gaining 10 cents with 13,319 stock units crossing the market, Jamaican Teas lost 30 cents to settle at $4.25, with 37,304 shares changing hands. Lasco Distributors rose 10 cents to end at $3.10, in an exchange of 42,982 shares, Lasco Financial lost 2 cents to close at $2.08, with 59,055 shares clearing the market, Limners and Bards gained 12 cents to close at $2.69 after investors switched the ownership of 60,313 shares. Lumber Depot shed 5 cents to end at $1.04 with 824,663 shares crossing the market, Mailpac Group dipped 3 cents to $2.05, with 742,481 shares changing hands, Medical Disposables dropped 59 cents to settle at $4.55, in transferring 11,448 stock units. Paramount Trading gained 11 cents to close at $1.41, with investors swapping 1,000 units, SSL Venture rose 5 cents to 75 cents in trading 2,459 units and Stationery and Office Supplies fell 58 cents to $5 in exchanging 13,215 stock units.
In the preference segment of the market, Derrimon Trading preference shares rose 10 cents to close at $2 in trading 8,017 stock units.

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

Junior Market rallies on Thursday

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Thursday, with the market rising as more stocks rose than fell as investors traded 37 percent fewer shares than Wednesday, but with almost the same dollar value.
Trading ended with 31 securities changing hands compared to 29 on Wednesday and ended with the prices of 17 stocks rising, the prices of 10 stocks declining and four, with remaining unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index gained 25.28 points to settle at 2,508.27. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 10.7 based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 1,750,144 shares for $6,183,716 compared to 2,756,985 units at $6,229,918 on Wednesday.
Mailpac Group led trading with 29.2 percent of total volume resulting in an exchange of 510,609 shares followed by Main Event, with 20.7 percent for 362,231 units and Indies Pharma with 9.3 percent or 162,846 stock units.
Trading ended with an average of 56,456 units at $199,475 in contrast to 95,068 at $214,825 on Wednesday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 104,530 units at $241,734 compared to 108,463 units at $245,191  on Wednesday. Trading in  August resulted in an average of  104,426 units at $321,996.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows five stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial lost 2 cents to end at $21.56 in an exchange of 100 shares, AMG Packaging gained 24 cents to finish at $1.80 after trading 4,500 stock units, Blue Power gained 46 cents to settle at $3.50 with 35,357 units changing hands. Caribbean Assurance Brokers added 1 cent to close at $1.92 with 2,093 shares passing through the market, Caribbean Cream climbed 30 cents to settle at $4.30 with investors switching ownership of a mere 1,000 stocks, Caribbean Flavours declined by 56 cents to settle at $17.04 with 46,963 stocks traded. Caribbean Producers fell 3 cents to $2.32 in an exchange of 8,000 shares, Consolidated Bakeries lost 15 cents to settle at $1.35 with investors transferring 566 shares, Dolphin Cove rose 10 cents to finish at  $7 with 100 stock units changing hands. Elite Diagnostic closed 3 cents higher at $3.28 with 26,921 units passing through the market, Everything Fresh fell 6 cents to settle at 65 cents in an exchange of 22,000 stocks, Express Catering declined 15 cents to end at $4.20 with investors trading 10,487 units. Fosrich gained 4 cents to close at $3.64 with an exchange of 19,081 stocks, General Accident jumped 70 cents to finish at $7 with 110,300 stocks traded, GWest Corporation advanced 2 cents to end at 98 cents with 500 stock units passing through the market. Honey Bun gained 38 cents to settle at $5.09 with 200 shares changing hands, Jamaican Teas advanced 50 cents to close at $4.55 while exchanging 192 stocks, Knutsford Express lost 5 cents to finish at $6.85 with 1,100 stocks traded. Lasco Distributors increased 7 cents to end at $3.07 with 2,862 stock units passing through the market,  Lasco Financial slipped 3 cents to $2.10 with investors transferring 22,581 shares Lasco Manufacturing advanced 12 cents to close at $3.65 with 123,555 stocks changing hands. Limners and Bards lost 17 cents to finish at $2.70 with an exchange of 7,432 stock units, Lumber Depot declined by 5 cents to settle at $1.04 with investors switching ownership 0f 58,541 shares, Mailpac Group traded 510,609 stock units and rose 1 cent to end at $2.06. Medical Disposables climbed 15 cents to $5.14 in an exchange of 50,000 shares, Stationery and Office Supplies climbed 2 cents to finish at $5.60 with investors transferring  1,200 stock units and tTech gained 5 cents to settle at $5.80 with 123 stocks crossing the exchange.

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

Junior Market gave up big morning gains

Trading in the morning session of the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange saw the market index shooting past 2,560 points, up more 40 points, but the market gave back those gains and more by the close on Tuesday, to end down by 10.17 points at 2,511.77.
Trading ended with 35 securities changing hands compared to 30 on Monday and closed with the prices of 17 stocks rising, 13 declining and five remaining unchanged. At the close of the market, the average PE Ratio ended at 10.7 based on IC Insider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 4,714,749 shares, 62 percent less than 12,259,583 units on Monday. The value of stocks trading fell 36 percent to $9,788,364 compared to $15,273,356 on Monday.  Lumber Depot led trading with 65 percent of total volume and accounted for 3.06 million shares, followed by General Accident with 5.9 percent for 280,001 units and Express Catering, with 5.7 percent or 269,000 shares.
Trading ended with an average of 134,707 units at $279,668 in contrast to 408,653 at $509,112 on Monday. For the month to date, the average trade was 105,367 units at $239,176, in comparison to 106,780 units at $244,156 on Monday. Trading in August resulted in an average of 104,426 units at $321,996.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the  Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market 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 dropped back  $4.28 to  $21.51, in exchanging 1,414 units, AMG Packaging lost 4 cents in closing at $1.56 and 22 units crossing the exchange, Blue Power gained 5 cents to end at $3.35, with 7,500 stock units passing through the market. Cargo Handlers rose 50 cents to settle at $7.50 trading  10,000 stock units, Caribbean Assurance Brokers gained 14 cents to finish at $2.05 after exchanging 36,773 shares. Caribbean Flavours closed 70 cents higher at $18.30 with investors swapping just one stock unit, Caribbean Producers lost 1 cent, in ending at $2.31 after 75,000 shares changed hands, Derrimon Trading ended at $2.56, after a 1 cent gain trading 5,267 units. Elite Diagnostic lost 11 cents to close at $3.28, with an exchange of 21,518 stock units, Everything  Fresh gained 6 cents to settle at 71 cents, with 900 units changing hands, Express Catering finished at $4, with a gain of 5 cents after 269,000 shares crossed the exchange. Fontana lost 3 cents to close at $4.70, in trading 62,396 shares, Fosrich ended 35 cents higher at $3.95 trading  9,871 units, General Accident climbed $1.30 to $7.30, with 280,001 shares changing hands. GWest Corporation slipped 2 cents to 96 cents, in trading 11,082 stock units, Honey Bun gained 39 cents to end at $5.10, with 4,000 units crossing the exchange, Indies Pharma closed at $2.80, after gaining 18 cents in transferring 1,778 units. Iron Rock Insurance gained of 3 cents to close at $2.88, after 7,808 units crossed the market, Jamaican Teas shed 9 cents in closing at $4.60, after an exchange of 80,819  shares, Lasco Distributors lost 5 cents to end at $3, with 64,640 stock units changing hands. Lasco Financial lost 1 cent to settle at $2.11 and crossing the exchange with 75,065  stocks, Lasco Manufacturing was down 9 cents to $3.70 trading 524 units, Limners and Bards rose 17 cents to $2.65, in transferring  214,286 stock units. Lumber Depot lost 1 cent to close at $1.09, clearing the market with 3,062,441 shares, MailPac Group finished 9 cents higher at $2.09 after exchanging 99,853 stocks, Medical Disposables rose 9 cents to $4.80, with 20,170 stock units changing hands. Paramount Trading shed 20 cents in closing at a 52 weeks’ low of $1.30 after crossing the exchange with 50,157 stock units, SSL Venture gained 5 cents to end at 75 cents, with investors swapping 1,106 units and Stationery and Office Supplies settled at $5.60, with gains of 40 cents exchanging 153,622 shares.
In the preference segment of the Junior market, CAC 2000 9.5% fell by 14 cents to end at $1.02, clearing the market with 1,880 units.

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

Lumber Depot dominates Monday’s trade

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Lumber Depot commanded the lion’s share of Junior Market trading on Monday after the company reported a 40 percent jump in earnings to reach $29.9 million for the first quarter to July, with revenues rising 11 percent over the comparable period last year.

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The company earned 5 cents per share for the quarter or about 20 cents for the full year.
Trading closed on Monday, with the market rising despite more stocks falling than advancing after investors traded 499 percent more shares than on Friday with the total swollen by Lumber Depot’s big trade. Trading ended with 30 securities changing hands compared to 33 on Friday and concluded with the prices of eight stocks rising, the prices of 19 companies declining and three with prices remaining unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index inched higher by 7.12 points to 2,521.94. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 10.6 based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 12,259,583 shares for $15,273,356 compared to 2,048,087 units at $5,393,700 on Friday.
Lumber Depot led trading with 90.7 percent of the total volume of 11.12 million shares followed by Indies Pharma with 206,274 units for 1.7 percent of the day’s trade and Mailpac Group with 181,248 units for 1.5 percent market share.
Trading ended with an average of 408,653 units at $509,112 in contrast to an average of 62,063 shares at $163,445 on Friday. For the month to date, there was an average trade of 106,7,80 units at $244,156, in comparison to 75,003 units at $216,266  on Friday. Trading in August resulted in an average of 104,426  units at $321,996.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows three stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial gained $4.28 to end at $25.79 with 254 shares changing hands, AMG Packaging lost 16 cents to finish at $1.60 with 2,515 units exchanged, Caribbean Assurance Brokers fell 14 cents to $1.91 with 2,505 shares passing through the market. Caribbean Flavors shed 84 cents to settle at $17.60 with 3,640 units traded, Caribbean Producers closed 4 cents lower at $2.32 in an exchange of 80,959 stocks, Derrimon Trading dropped 30 cents to end at $2.55 with investors switching ownership of 10,000 shares.  Dolphin Cove jumped 90 cents to finish at $6.90 with 193 shares changing hands, Everything Fresh slipped 6 cents and exchanged 29,124 units to settle at 65 cents, Express Catering rose 2 cents to close at $3.95 with investors transferring 106,049 stocks. Fontana lost 1 cent to end at $4.73 with 62,635 stocks passing through the market, Fosrich declined 5 cents to settle at $3.60 in an exchange of 16,943 stocks, General Accident dropped 8 cents to finish at $6 with 33,404 stocks units changing hands. GWest Corporation rose 2 cents to end at 98 cents with 24,000 stocks traded, Honey Bun shed 29 cents to close at $4.71 with investors transferring 5,000 units, Indies Pharma dropped 23 cents to settle at $2.62 in an exchange of 206,274 units. Lasco Distributors slipped  8 cents to close at $3.05 with 7,092 units changing hands, Lasco Financial declined by 2 cents to finish at $2.12 with 70,935 stocks traded, Lasco Manufacturing gained 6 cents to end at $3.79 with 32,978 shares passing through the market. Limners and Bards dropped 32 cents to close at $2.48 with investors switching ownership of  61,016 units, Lumber Depot exchanged 11,123,785 shares and advanced 5 cents to settle at $1.10, Mailpac Group slipped 1 cent to $2 with 181,248 stock units traded.  Main Event fell 11 cents to end at $3.39 with 2,418  stocks switching hands, Medical Disposables finished 1 cent higher at $4.71 with an exchange of 1,123  shares, Paramount Trading lost 5 cents to settle at $1.50 with investors switching ownership of 146,900 stock units. SSL Venture fell 1 cent to close at 70 cents in an exchange of 35,144 shares, Stationery and Office Supplies dropped 39 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ low of $5.20 with a mere 11 stock units trading and tTech jumped 75 cents in finishing at $5.75 with 281 units crossing the exchange.

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

Junior Market closes with gains

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Friday, with the market rising with advancing stocks were edged out by declining ones, after an exchange of 41 percent fewer shares than on Thursday.
Trading concluded with 33 securities changing hands, up from 31 on Thursday and ended, with the prices of 13 stocks rising, the prices of 14 declining and six with prices remaining unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index increased 18.3 points to settle at 2,514.82, the highest point since August 28. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 10.6  based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of  2,048,087 shares for $5,393,700  compared to 3,485,582 units at $7,773,090 on Thursday. Mailpac Group led trading with 31.2 percent of total volume for 639,248 shares, followed by Lasco Distributors with 26.3 percent and 539,293 units and  Lumber Depot with 7.7 percent market share, with 158,533 shares.
Trading ended with an average of 62,063 units at $163,445 in contrast to 112,438 at $250,745 on Thursday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 75,003  units at $216,266, in comparison to 76,698 units at $223,183 on Thursday. Trading in August resulted in an average of 104,426 units at $321,996.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows two stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, Access Financial dropped  $4.49 to end at $21.51 in an exchange of just 11 shares, AMG Packaging dropped 22 cents to finish at $1.76 with a mere ten units trading, Blue Power fell 12 cents to settle at $3.30 with 1,500 stock units passing through the market. Cargo Handlers lost 30 cents to close at $7, trading 10,000 shares, Caribbean Assurance Brokers gained 14 cents to end at $2.05 with 116,159 units changing hands, Caribbean Cream shed 40 cents to finish at $4 with investors switching ownership of 36,150 shares. Caribbean Flavours fell 3 cents to settle at $18.44 with 3,309 stocks passing through the market, Derrimon Trading advanced 34 cents to end at $2.85 in an exchange of 18,707 shares, Elite Diagnostic closed 33 cents higher at $3.39 with investors transferring 10,050 units. Express Catering slipped 2 cents to $3.93 with 19,201 stock units traded, Fontana lost 3 cents to finish at $4.74 with 138,448 shares passing through the market, General Accident gained 8 cents to end at $6.08 in an exchange of 868 stock units. iCreate rose 4 cents to settle at 70 cents with 3,306 stocks changing hands, Indies Pharma gained 7 cents to close at $2.85 with135,634 stock units traded, Jamaican Teas gained 14 cents to finish at $4.69 with investors switching ownership of 48,000 stock units. Jetcon Corporation lost 7 cents to end at 85 cents in an exchange of 2,550 shares, KLE Group declined by 6 cents to finish at $1.36 with 1,000 shares changing hands, Lasco Distributors traded 539,293 stock units and advanced 10 cents to settle at $3.13. Lasco Financial rose 2 cents to close at $2.14 with investors transferring 3,750 units, Lasco Manufacturing fell 6 cents to end at $3.73 in an exchange of 1,136 shares, Limners and Bards slid 2 cents to $2.80 with 75,975 shares passing through the market. Lumber Depot finished 1 cent higher at $1.05 with 158,533 shares changing hands, Mailpac Group traded 639,248 stock units and gained 1 cent to settle at $2.01, Main Event rose 5 cents to end at $3.50 in an exchange of 501 shares. Medical Disposables advanced 8 cents to end at $4.70 with investors switching ownership of 500 stocks and Paramount Trading fell 5 cents to settle at $1.55 with 14,333 units crossing the exchange.
In the preference segment, Derrimon Trading dropped 40 cents to close at $1.90, with 54,533 stocks changing hands.

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

Junior Market inches forward – Thursday

Trading ended, with 112 percent more shares on Thursday than Wednesday, in the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange and resulted in the market rising after more stocks rose than declined.

Junior Market trades

Trading concluded with 31 securities changing hands compared to 30 on Wednesday and ended with the prices of 18 stocks rising, the prices of 11 stocks declining and two closing with prices unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index edged higher by 10.46 points to settle at 2,496.52. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 10.7 based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 3,485,582 shares for $7,773,090 compared to 1,646,343 units at $5,834,341 on Wednesday.  Mailpac Group led trading with 75 percent of total volume and accounting for 2.61 million shares, followed by Everything Fresh with 6.3 percent or 220,271 units and  Lasco Distributors with 161,025 units for 4.6 percent.
Trading ended with an average of 112,438 units at $250,745 in contrast to 54,878 at $194,478 on Wednesday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 76,698 units at $223,185, in comparison to 71,685 units at $219,317  on Wednesday. Trading in August resulted in an average of 104,426  units at $321,996.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows two stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial jumped $4.50 to finish at $26 with investors trading 8,406 shares, AMG Packaging fell 13 cents to $1.98 with 501 units changing hands, Blue Power ended 1 cent higher at $3.42 with a mere four shares passing through the market. Caribbean Flavours advanced 17 cents to $18.47 in an exchange of 25,819 units, Caribbean Producers rose 4 cents to close at $2.36 with 2,254 shares traded, Consolidated Bakeries gained 5 cents to settle at $1.50 with investors switching ownership of 300 stock units. Derrimon Trading added 1 cent to finish at $2.51 with an exchange of 400 shares, Elite Diagnostic lost 14 cents to end at $3.06 with 2,046 units passing through the market, Everything Fresh gained 3 cents and traded 220,271 shares to close at 71 cents. Express Catering declined 40 cents to settle at $3.95, with 40,000 stocks changing hands, Fontana rose 1 cent to finish at $4.77 with investors transferring 7,385 shares, Fosrich increased 5 cents to settle at $3.65 in an exchange of 1,061 stock units. General Accident shed 37 cents and traded 33,582 stock units to end at $6, GWest Corporation lost 3 cents to close at 96 cents with 100 shares changing hands, Honey Bun advanced 29 cents to finish at $5 with investors switching ownership of 5,359 stock units. Indies Pharma climbed 27 cents to settle at $2.78  with 128,963 stock units passing through the market, Jamaican Teas fell 5 cents to close at $4.55 with  1,423 stocks traded,  Jetcon Corporation finished 1 cent lower at 92 cents in an exchange of 5,600 shares. Lasco Distributors rose 2 cents to end at $3.03 with 161,025 stock units changing hands, Lasco Financial rose 4 cents and traded 24,216 stock units to close at $2.12, Lasco Manufacturing gained 4 cents to end at $3.79 with investors switching ownership of 2,263 stocks. Limners and Bards fell 3 cents to settle at $2.82 with an exchange of  76,057  shares,  Lumber Depot rose 4 cents to close at $1.04 with  76,089 stock units passing through the market, Mailpac Group traded 2,614,710 stock units and declined 9 cents to end at $2.Medical Disposables climbed 12 cents to settle at $4.62 with 500 units changing hands, Paramount Trading gained 6 cents to close at $1.60 in an exchange of 20,000 stock units, SSL Venture declined by 4 cents to close at 71 cents with 22,156 stocks traded.  Stationery and Office Supplies slipped 1 cent to $5.59, with investors switching ownership of 2,240  shares and tTech gained 99 cents to end at $5, with 1,080 stock units crossing the exchange.

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

Junior Market stocks jump 42 points

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Tuesday, with the market index jumping after more stocks rose than fall as investors traded 141 percent more shares than they did on Monday.
Trading concluded with 36 securities changing hands compared to 32 on Monday and ended with the prices of 17 stocks rising, the prices of 12 stocks declining and seven stocks with prices remaining unchanged.
At the end of the day’s activities, the Junior Market Index carved out a gain of 42.01 points to settle at 2,504.01, to record the highest one-day increase since the index surged 84 points on August 29. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 10.6 based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 2,784,308 shares for $8,636,136 compared to 1,154,861 units at $3,676,960 on Monday. Jetcon Corporation led trading with 14.7 percent of total volume for 408,415 shares, followed by Express Catering, with 12 percent or 335,032 units and Stationery and Office Supplies, with 9.2 percent for 257,217 units.
Trading ended with an average of 77,342 units at $239,893 in contrast to 36,089 at $114,905 on Monday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 71,160 units at $197,612, in comparison to 73,624 units at $219,345 on Monday. Trading in  August resulted in an average of 104,426 units at $321,996.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows three stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial climbed 41 cents to end at $21.50 in an exchange of 468 shares, AMG Packaging gained 42 cents to settle at $2 after investors transferred 111,815 units, Cargo Handlers jumped $1.22 to finish at $7.28 with 2,073 stock units changing hands. Caribbean Assurance Brokers dropped 17 cents to close at $1.90 with the trading of 135,152  shares, Caribbean Cream shed 68 cents to settle at $4.06 in an exchange of 44,990 stock units, Caribbean Flavours advanced 59 cents to end at $18.49 with investors switching ownership of 31,912 shares. Caribbean Producers lost 4 cents to finish at $2.36  with 51,422 stock units traded, Consolidated Bakeries rose 10 cents to close at $1.45 with investors transferring 3,500  stocks, Dolphin Cove jumped 99 cents to settle at $6.50 with 9,217 stock units changing hands. Everything Fresh declined 5 cents to finish at 65 cents with  250 units crossing through the market, Express Catering exchanged 335,032  units and gained 15 to end at $3.95, Fontana closed 2 cents higher at $4.75 with 161,042 shares traded.  Fosrich lost 42 cents to close at $3.60 with 712 units passing through the exchange,  General Accident advanced 32 cents to settle at $6.42 with investors switching ownership of 60,960 stock units, GWest Corporation rose 16 cents to finish at 99 cents with an exchange of 21,000 shares. Honey Bun gained 26 cents in trading 80,217 shares to settle at $4.96,  iCreate fell 8 cents to end at 66 cents with 37,162  shares changing hands, Indies Pharma slipped 1 cent to $2.78 with an exchange of 21,408 stocks. Iron Rock Insurance declined 5 cents to settle at $2.85  with investors switching ownership of 13,319 stock units, Jamaican Teas lost 9 cents to close at $4.60 with 118,300  stock units changing hands, Jetcon Corporation rose 9 cents and exchanged 408,415 shares to end at 93 cents. Knutsford Express gained 10 cents to end at $6.90 with investors transferring 5,350 shares, Lasco Distributors rose 1 cent to settle at $3.01 with an exchange of 47,841 units, Limners and Bards closed 1 cent higher at $2.76  with 51,824 stock units changing hands.  Lumber Depot fell 5 cents to end at $1 with 157,348 shares passing through the market, Mailpac Group added 1 cent and exchanged 143,925 stocks to settle at $2.05,  Main Event declined  30 cents to close at $3.40 with 26,047 stock units traded and tTech dropped 73 cents to end at  $4.77 with 16,227 units crossing the exchange.
In the preference segment, CAC 2000 9.5% increased 1 cent in closing at $1.16, with investors swapping 150,000 stocks units.

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

Junior Market traded mixed on Tuesday

Trading was mixed on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Monday, with 30 percent fewer shares changing hands, than on Friday and ended, with the market Index declining just 7.98 points to settle at 2,462.00.
Trading ended with 32 securities changing hands compared to 28 on Friday and ended with the prices of 14 stocks rising, the prices of 12 stocks falling and six remaining unchanged.
At the close, the average PE Ratio of the market ended at 10.1 based on IC Insider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 1,154,861 shares for $3,676,960  compared to 1,636,414  units at $5,533,060 on Friday.
Lasco Distributors led trading with just 235,733 shares for 20.4 percent of total volume, followed by AMG Packaging with 195,315 units for 16.9 percent of the day’s trade and Derrimon Trading with 129,950 units for 11.3 percent market share.
Trading ended with an average of 36,089 units at $114,905 in contrast to 58,691 at $197,609 on  Friday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 73,624 units at $219,345,  in comparison to 83,389 units at $246,517 on Friday. Trading in August resulted in an average of  104,426 units at $321,996 trading.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows four stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and five with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial rose 12 cents in closing at $21.09, with an exchange of 7,340 stock units, AMG Packaging ended at $1.58, after losing 12 cents trading 195,315  shares, Blue Power gained 19 cents to end at $3.29, with 8,984 stock units passing through the market. CAC 2000 slipped 10 cents to $11.90 trading 1,000 units, Cargo Handlers picked up 6 cents to finish at $6.06, after exchanging 1,500 units, Caribbean Assurance Brokers rose 13 cents to $2.07 in trading 15,249  stock units. Caribbean Cream lost 1 cent to close at $4.74, with 100 shares clearing the market, Caribbean Flavours ended at $17.90, having lost 60 cents and trading 18,780 stock units, Caribbean Producers settled at $2.40, with a rise of 1 cent, with 15,407 units changing hands. Elite Diagnostic slipped 1 cent to $3.05, in transferring 8,500 stocks, Everything Fresh ended 5 cents higher at 70 cents, with investors swapping 230 stock units, Express Catering rose 30 cents to $3.80, with 59,414 shares crossing the market. Fosrich gained 2 cents to $4.02 as investors switched ownership of 84,000 shares, General Accident fell 32 cents to $6.10 trading 25,013 stock units, GWest Corporation gained 27 cents to close at 83 cents, with an exchange of 40 shares. Honey Bun closed at $4.70 after losing 40 cents in transferring 7,000 stock units,  iCreate gained 6 cents clearing the market with 16,200 shares to end at 74 cents, Indies Pharma closed 16 cents higher at $2.79 after trading 3,600 units. Jetcon Corporation gained 1 cent to end at 84 cents, with 43,851 shares passing through the market, Knutsford Express shed 10 cents in ending at $6.80 and trading 2,750 units, Lasco Distributors lost 12 cents to settle at $3, with an exchange of 235,733 shares. Lasco Financial gained 9 cents to end at $2.15, after transferring 9,825 stock units, Limners and Bards gained 14 cents and ended at $2.75, in trading 15,608 units, MailPac Group shed 10 cents to close at $2.04, with an exchange of 118,642 shares. Medical Disposables lost 19 ents, with  16,028 stock units changing hands to end at $4.80 and Stationery and Office Supplies lost 1 cent to close at $5.60, with investors swapping 47,847 stock units.

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

Junior Market ekes out small gain

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Thursday, with the market squeezing out a small gain after more stocks rose than decline with a hefty 154 percent more shares trading than Wednesday.
Trading ended with 31 securities changing hands compared to 35 on Wednesday and ended with the prices of 15 stocks rising, the prices of 10 declining and six, with remaining unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index carved out a gain of 3.26 points to close at 2,457.36. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 10.1 based on IC Insider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 4,265,667 shares for $9,982,025 compared to 1,678,856 units at $4,184,920 on Wednesday. MailPac Group led trading with 3.52 million shares for 82.9 percent of total volume, followed by Limners and Bards with 374,097 units for 8.8 percent of the day’s trade and Lasco Distributors with just 51,906 units for 1.2 percent market share.
Trading ended with an average of 137,142 units at $322,001  in contrast to 47,967 at $119,569 on Wednesday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 90,508 units at $260,932, in comparison to 67,920 units at $231,351 on Wednesday. Trading in August resulted in an average of  104,426 units at $321,996 trading.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows five stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and seven with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial gained 6 cents to end at $20.96, in exchanging 1,003  shares, Caribbean Assurance Brokers lost 6 cents to close at $1.94, trading 1,000 units, Caribbean Cream rose 55 cents to $4.75, with 4,000 units changing hands. Caribbean Flavours shed 33 cents in transferring 12,648 stock units at $18, Caribbean Producers finished 9 cents higher at $2.40, with  4,750 stock units clearing the market, Dolphin Cove slid 99 cents to a 52 weeks’ low of $5.51, after trading 46,554 shares. Elite Diagnostic ended at $3.05, with a loss of 40 cents, with 400 units changing hands, Express Catering closed 15 cents higher at $3.50, after transferring 2,000 stock units, Fontana slipped 4 cents to $4.71, in exchanging 22,926 stock units. Fosrich picked up 10 cents to end at $3.90, with investors swapping 500 units, General Accident lost 8 cents to end at $6.40 in trading 4,000 units, Honey Bun gained 30 cents, ending at $5.10 as investors swapped 5,006 units. Indies Pharma gained 19 cents and ended at $2.84, with and 14,008 stock units clearing the market, ISP Finance climbed $2 in closing at $15 in transferring 1,000 units, Jamaican Teas rose 63 cents to close at $4.69, after an exchange of 3,000 units. Jetcon Corporation slipped 4 cents to 80 cents trading 9,510 stock units, Knutsford Express finished 10 cents higher at $6.90, with a transfer of 3,649 shares, Lasco Distributors carved out a gain of 10 cents to close at $3.10,  with 51,906 shares crossing the market. Lasco Financial gained 2 cents to settle at $2.15, in trading 51,250 shares, Lasco Manufacturing lost 18 cents to end $3.61 after exchanging  6,000 units, Limners and Bards shed 12 cents in closing at $2.61, while trading 374,097 shares. Lumber Depot gained 6 cents to end at $1.05, with a transfer of 4,511 units, MailPac Group closed at $2, with a gain of 1 cent in trading 3,522,281 shares, Main Event rose 30 cents to end at $3.70, in exchanging 100 units and tTech shed 60 cents to settle at $5.50 with investors swapping 40,849 shares.

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

Junior market in big points drop

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Index dived 54.19 points to settle at 2,540.11 when the trading closed on Monday, after falling stocks, overwhelmed those rising and investors traded 38 percent more shares with four percent less value than on Friday.
Trading ended with 34 securities changing hands compared to 27 on Friday, with the prices of seven stocks rising, the prices of 19 declining and eight remaining unchanged.  At the close of the market, the average PE Ratio of the market ended
at 10.3 based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 4,784,350 shares for $13,556,616  compared to 3,470,609 units at $14,092,682 on Friday.Lasco Distributors led trading with 1.53 million shares for 31.9 percent of total volume followed by Everything Fresh with 747,741 units for 15.6 percent of the day’s trade and iCreate with 610,064 units for 12.8 percent market share.
Trading ended with an average of 140,716 units at $398,724 in contrast to 128,541 at $521,951 on Friday.  For the month to date, there was an average trade of 136,907 units at $388,825, in comparison to 136,446 units at $387,627 on Friday. Trading in July resulted in an average of 248,153 units at $668,727.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows three stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, Access Financial gained 3 cents ending at $22.55 with investors trading 3,980 stock units, AMG Packaging increased 1 cent to end at $1.71 while exchanging 306 shares, Cargo Handlers carved out a loss 4 cents to end at $7.30 in an exchange of 700 units. Caribbean Assurance Brokers lost 12 cents to end at $1.92, with 10,047 units changing hands, Caribbean Cream gained 11 cents to end at $4.11 after trading 1,225 stocks, Caribbean Flavours jumped $1.50 to settle at $13, with 108,817 shares passing through the market. Consolidated Bakeries dropped by 17 cents to $1.38 after exchanging 5,000 stock units, Derrimon Trading fell 30 cents in closing at $2.50, with 71,408 stock units crossing the exchange, Elite Diagnostic dropped by 3 cents to end at $3.12 with investors switching ownership of 90,206 stock units. Everything Fresh fell 8 cents to 66 cents, with 747,741 shares changing hands, Express Catering shed 5 cents to end at $3.85 with investors switching ownership of 6,056 shares, Fontana fell 1 cent in ending at $4.98, with 48,119 units clearing the market. General Accident carved out a loss 70 cents and ended at $6.50 with investors switching ownership of 505,006 units, GWest Corporation added 5 cents to close at 75 cents, trading of 2,000 units, Honey Bun carved out a loss 15 cents to close at $4.95, with 22,900  shares changing hands. iCreate rose 3 cents to close at 68 cents, with 610,064 stock units passing through the market, Iron Rock Insurance lost 40 cents to end at $3 in exchanging 800 units, Jamaican Teas gained 15 cents to end at $4.65 while exchanging 78,695 stock units. Jetcon Corporation dropped by 9 cents to settle at 89 cents in trading 91,736 stocks, Lasco Distributors dropped 34 cents to close at $3 while exchanging 1,527,013 stock units, Lasco Manufacturing lost 2 cents to close at $3.97 in clearing the market with 17,315 shares. Lumber Depot dipped by 1 cent to end at $1.04 in an exchange of 131,521 stocks, Mailpac Group lost 6 cents to finish at   $2.02, with 438,799 units crossing the exchange, Main Event dropped 49 cents to settle at $3.50, with 21,720 units changing hands. Medical Disposables lost 10 cents to end at $4.90, after 18,999 stocks crossed the exchange and SSL Venture fell 11 cents to 75 cents, with an exchange of 1,000 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.