Junior Market down this week

Market activity ended with 63 percent fewer shares trading on Friday than on Thursday on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, but the market index gained as rising stocks edged out those that fell, leaving the overall market down for the week.
Seventy-five percent or 33 of listed stocks traded, compared to  35 on Thursday and ended with the prices of 15 stocks rising, 11 declining and seven closing with prices remaining unchanged.
At the close, the  Junior Market Index carved out a gain of 18.65 points to settle at 2,467.78. The average PE Ratio ended at 10.8 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 1,839,376 shares for $4,361,132 compared to 4,929,572 units at $9,632,353 on Thursday. Tropical Battery led trading with 25.1 percent of total volume with an exchange of 462,122 shares, followed by AMG Packaging with 15.8 percent of the day’s trade or 291,010 units and Mailpac Group with 13.7 percent for 251,531 shares.
Trading ended with an average of 55,739 units at $132,156 in contrast to 140,845 at $275,210 on Thursday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 258,843 units at $553,962, in comparison to 272,356 units at $582,026 on Thursday. Trading in September ended with an average of 119,171 units at  $249,355.
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 three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging fell 25 cents to finish at $1.60 with 291,010 shares changing hands, Blue Power dropped 41 cents to $3.07 in an exchange of 1,656 units, Caribbean Assurance Brokers advanced 16 cents to $1.83, with 1,167 stock units passing through the market. Caribbean Cream lost 4 cents to close at $4.86 trading 8,667 units, Caribbean Flavours declined 7 cents to $1.75 with investors switching ownership of 76,958 units, Caribbean Producers slipped 5 cents to $2.20 with an exchange of 28,377 shares. Derrimon Trading lost 2 cents to end at $2.48 with 24,525 stocks changing hands, Elite Diagnostic gained 8 cents to close at $3.14 with 326 stock units passing through the market, Everything Fresh rose 1 cent to finish at 71 cents with investors transferring 1,428 stock units. Express Catering increased by 9 cents to settle at $3.15 with 17,666 stocks changing hands Fontana declined 3 cents and traded 231,577 stock units to end at $4.97, General Accident climbed 36 cents to close at $6.50 with an exchange of 23,960 stocks. GWest Corporation slipped 1 cent to finish at 90 cents with 13,939 units passing through the market, iCreate gained 10 cents to settle at 70 cents with investors switching ownership of 2,000 stock units, Indies Pharma advanced 17 cents to end at $2.85 with 371 units changing hands. Iron Rock Insurance added 1 cent to close at $2.51, with an exchange of 13,282 units, ISP Finance jumped $2.49 to finish at $18.50 trading 204 units, Jamaican Teas declined 11 cents to $4.89 with 88,260 shares traded. Jetcon Corporation increased 9 cents to end at 89 cents with investors transferring 9,000 stock units, Lumber Depot gained 6 cents to close at $1.10 with 128,808 shares changing hands, Mailpac Group rose 4 cents in an exchange of 251,531 stock units to settle at $1.99. Main Event advanced 70 cents to finish at $3.70, with 2,955 stocks passing through the market, Medical Disposables climbed 35 cents to end at $4.25 with 4,033 shares traded. Stationery and Office Supplies declined 3 cents to close at $4.97, with investors switching ownership of 1,598 stocks and  Tropical Battery lost 4 cents to settle at $1.19 with 462,122 shares crossing the exchange.
In the preference segment, Derrimon Trading preference shares gained 1 cent to finish at $2.05 with 100 units changing hands.

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

Junior Market ekes a rise on Thursday

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Thursday, with the market squeezing out a meager of 5.22 points in the market Index to settle at 2,449.13 as an equal number of stocks rose and fell after trading 40 percent more shares than on Wednesday.
Like Wednesday, trading ended with 35 securities changing hands on Thursday and concluded with 15 stocks rising, the prices of 15 declining and five with prices remaining unchanged.
At the close, the average PE Ratio ended at 10.3 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 4,929,572 shares for $9,632,353 compared to 3,515,236 units at $8,677,144 on Wednesday. Tropical Battery led trading with 23.1 percent of total volume, with 1.14 million shares, followed by AMG Packaging with 21.6 percent, with an exchange of 1.07 million units and Iron Rock Insurance with 14.4 percent and 708,211 shares.
Trading ended with an average of 140,845 units at $275,210 compared to 100,435 at $247,918 on Wednesday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 272,356 units at $582,027 compared to 282,340 units at $605,321  on Wednesday. Trading in September concluded with an average of 119,171  units at $249,355.
At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and five with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial climbed $2.83 to end at $21.84 in an exchange of 4,000 shares, AMG Packaging advanced 20 cents, trading 1,065,494 units to finish at $1.85, Blue Power increased 9 cents to settle at $3.48 with investors transferring 30,910 shares. Caribbean Assurance Brokers dropped 13 cents to close at $1.67 with 2,748 stocks passing through the market, Caribbean Cream lost 10 cents to end at $4.90 with 5,290 stock units changing hands, Caribbean Flavours gained 11 cents to finish at $1.82 in an exchange of 427,773 shares. Caribbean Producers rose 5 cents to settle at $2.25 with investors switching ownership of 48,738 shares, Derrimon Trading dropped 18 cents to close at $2.50 with 170,380 stock units passing through the market, Express Catering ended  6 cents higher at $3.06 with 7,800 stocks changing hands. Fosrich fell 5 cents to settle at $3.15, with 3,050 shares traded,  General Accident shed 86 cents to finish at $6.14 with the transfer of 9,723 units iCreate lost 10 cents to settle at 60 cents with 3,400 units passing through the market. Iron Rock Insurance slipped 1 cent, exchanging 708,211 stocks to close at $2.50, ISP Finance shed $2.44 to settle at $16.01 with 4,800 units changing hands, Jamaican Teas climbed 13 cents to end at $5 with 50,649 stock units traded. Jetcon Corporation gained 2 cents to finish at 80 cents with investors switching ownership of 27,328 stock units, KLE Group declined 32 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $1.10 with 9,000 units passing through the market, Knutsford Express jumped $1.03 to end at $6.74 with 7,833 units changing hands. Lasco Distributors advanced 14 cents to finish at $3.15 with an exchange of 44,587 units,  Lasco Financial gained 2 cents to settle at $2.07 with 5,589 stocks traded, Lasco Manufacturing fell 8 cents to close at $3.37 with investors transferring 25,072 units. Limners and Bards dropped 17 cents to end at $2.33 with 95,783 stock units trading, Lumber Depot finished 1 cent higher at $1.04 with 275,023 units changing hands, Mailpac Group dipped 4 cents to settle at $1.95 with an exchange of 571,731 units. Medical Disposables shed 65 cents to close at $3.90 with investors switching ownership of 1,045 shares, SSL Venture rose 9 cents to end at 59 cents with 200 units changing hands, Stationery and Office Supplies advanced 15 cents to finish at $5 with 1,700 units passing through the market. Tropical Battery gained 3 cents, trading 1,139,241 shares to settle at $1.23 and tTech dropped 90 cents to close at $5.50 with 1,363 shares crossing the exchange.
In the preference segment, Derrimon Trading lost 1 cent to end at $2.04 with 2,555 units changing hands.

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

Junior Market drops 57 points on Wednesday

The majority of stock prices gave way to selling pressure on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Wednesday, with the market suffering a sharp fall after trading 44 percent fewer shares than Tuesday.
At the close of market activities, the Junior Market Index lost 56.8 points after falling nearly 11 points on Tuesday to settle at 2,443.91. Trading ended with 35 securities changing hands compared to 36 on Tuesday, with the prices of 11 stocks rising, 17 declining and seven with prices remaining unchanged.
The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 10.8 based on the IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 3,515,236 shares for $8,677,144 compared to 6,241,322 units at $10,328,488 on Tuesday. Tropical Battery led trading with 19.8 percent of total volume with 696,728 shares, followed by Mailpac Group with 13.7 percent or 482,043 units and Express Catering with 10.8 percent, amounting to 379,614 shares.
Trading ended with an average of 100,435 units at $247,918  in contrast to 173,370 at $286,902 on Tuesday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 282,340 units at $605,320 , in comparison to 297,285 units at $634,684  on Tuesday . Trading in September resulted in an average of  119,171  units at $249,355.
At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows six stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial fell 5 cents to $19.01 with an exchange of 6,059 shares, Blue Power dipped I cent to settle at $3.39 with 1,066 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cream lost 10 cents to end at $5 with investors switching ownership of 32,162 units. Caribbean Flavours slipped 3 cents to $1.71 with 235,429 stocks changing hands, Caribbean Producers dropped 14 cents to finish at $2.20 with through the market, GWest Corporation gained 5 cents to close at 91 cents with an exchange of 3,661 stock units, Indies Pharma rose 1 cent to $2.68, trading 31,100 shares. ISP Finance dropped $7.50 to settle at $18.45 with a mere 2 stock units changing hands, Jamaican Teas fell 13 cents to finish at $4.87 with investors switching ownership of 265,418 stock units, Jetcon Corporation lost 11 cents to close at 78 cents with 800 stocks passing through the market. Knutsford Express shed 59 cents to end at $5.71 with an exchange of 11,623 stock units, Lasco Distributors declined by 9 cents to settle at $3.01 with 54,695 units changing hands, Lasco Financial slipped 2 cents to $2.05 with investors trading 180,442 units. Lasco Manufacturing advanced 3 cents to finish at $3.45 with 6,027 stocks passing through the market, Limners and Bards dropped 17 cents to close at $2.50 with an exchange of 29,545 stock units, Lumber Depot lost 5 cents trading 256,149 shares at $1.03. Main Event shed 74 cents to settle at $3 with 95,310 stocks changing hands, Medical Disposables climbed  25 cents to finish at $4.55 with investors switching ownership of 25,210 units, Stationery and Office Supplies shed 70 cents to close at $4.85 with 18,193 units passing through the market and Tropical Battery gained 6 cents to end at $1.20 with 696,728 stock units crossing the exchange.

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

Junior Market rises on Friday

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Caribbean Cream, fresh from reporting a more than doubling of earnings for the half-year, gave the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange some lift on Friday, with the stocks rising nine percent to help lift the >market Index by 19.79 points to settle at 2,511.50.
Similar to Thursday, trading ended with 30 securities changing hands and concluded with the prices of 12 stocks rising, the prices of 12 declining and six with prices remaining unchanged.
The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 11.2 based on the ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 2,285,445 shares for  $6,026,625 compared to 2,441,975 units at $5,915,805 on Thursday.
Caribbean Flavours led trading with 23.4 percent of total volume with an exchange of 534,770 shares, followed by Caribbean Cream with 19.7 percent of the day’s trade or 450,118 units and Tropical Battery with 379,495 units for 16.6 percent market share.
Trading ended with an average of 76,182 units at $200,888 in contrast to 81,399 at $197,193 on Thursday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 308,724 units at $666,787, in comparison to 328,102 units at $705,612 on Thursday. Trading in September resulted in an average of 119,171 units at $249,355.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows six stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers after one stock ended at a 52 weeks’ low.
At the close of the market, Blue Power lost 2 cents to settle at $3.44 with investors switching 1,150 stock units, Caribbean Cream gained 44 cents and traded 450,118 units to end at $5.15, following the release of half-year results with profit doubling in the period with a 220 percent increase for the second quarter. Caribbean Flavours declined 6 cents to finish at $1.70, with 534,770 stock units passing through the market. Caribbean Producers advanced 16 cents to close at $2.36 with an exchange of 1,575 shares, Derrimon Trading rose 10 cents to end at $2.75 with 838 shares changing hands, Everything Fresh slipped 1 cent to 67 cents with investors transferring 8,332 stock units. Fontana rose 34 cents to finish at $4.99 with 61,670 units traded, Fosrich dropped 19 cents to settle at $3.20 with 10,568 units passing through the market, GWest Corporation rose 4 cents to close at 75 cents with an exchange of 77,447 shares. Indies Pharma fell 23 cents to end at $2.66 with 16,033 shares changing hands, ISP Finance jumped $5.95 to finish at $25.95 with investors switching ownership of 8,022 shares, Jamaican Teas lost 13 cents to settle at $4.86 with 123,392 stock units traded. Jetcon Corporation lost 7 cents to close at 80 cents with 92,849 shares passing through the market, Knutsford Express fell 10 cents to end at $6.75 with an exchange of 1,780 stocks, following the release of results showing a loss in the first quarter, Lasco Distributors slipped 2 cents to $3.15 with 632 units changing hands. Lasco Financial increased 3 cents to $2.08 with investors transferring 258 stock units, Lasco Manufacturing declined by 13 cents to settle at $3.45 with 2,000 stocks passing through the market, Limners and Bards advanced 7 cents to close at $2.67 with an exchange of 35,992 units. Mailpac Group advanced 3 cents, trading 351,137 units to end at $1.98, Main Event dropped 15 cents to finish at $3.25 with 710 stocks changing hands, Medical Disposables shed $1.23 to settle at $3.51 with investors switching ownership of 13,330 units. Stationery and Office Supplies climbed 68 cents to close at $5.55 with 14,100 stock units traded and Tropical Battery rose 1 cent to finish at $1.17 with 379,495 shares crossing the exchange.
In the preference segment, CAC 2000, 9.5% gained 4 cents to end at 99 cents with 2,315 units changing hands.

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

Junior Market slips a bit on Thursday

Trading remained fairly steady on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Thursday, with Market Index slipping a mere 2.01 points to 2,491.71 despite stocks than rising stocks outdid falling ones three to one after 46 percent fewer shares traded than on Wednesday.
Trading ended with 30 securities changing hands versus 32 on Wednesday and ended with the prices of 18 stocks rising, the prices of seven declining and five with prices remaining unchanged.
At the close, the average PE Ratio of the market ended at 10.7 based on the IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 2,441,975 shares for $5,915,805 compared to 4,500,883 units at $9,523,058 on Wednesday. Caribbean Flavour led trading with 36 percent of total volume for an exchange of 879,378 shares, followed by Tropical Battery with 15.4 percent of the day’s trade or 375,005 units and Jamaican Teas with 318,487 units for 13 percent market share.
Trading ended with an average of 81,399 units at $197,193 in contrast to 140,653 at $297,596 on Wednesday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 328,102 units at $705,612, in comparison to  350,530 units at $751,832 on Wednesday. Trading in September resulted in an average of 119,171 units at $249,355.
At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market was negative for Friday’s trading, with five stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and nine with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging lost 14 cents to settle at $1.86 after exchanging 11,664 shares, Blue Power climbed 40 cents to end at $3.46 with investors transferring 100 units, Caribbean Cream rose 1 cent to finish at $4.71 with 32,500 stocks passing through the market Caribbean Flavours shed 53 cents to close at $1.76 with the trading 879,378 stocks, Caribbean Producers gained 4 cents to settle at $2.20 with 100,000 shares changing hands, Derrimon Trading advanced 9 cents to end at $2.65 with an exchange of,5,000 stock units. Elite Diagnostic fell 9 cents to finish at $3.05 with investors switching ownership of 2,050 shares, Express Catering jumped 35 cents to $3.90 with 120 units passing through the market,  Fontana dropped 30 cents to settle at $4.65 with 164,450 stock units traded. Fosrich advanced 19 cents to end at $3.39 with 300 stock units changing hands, Honey Bun rose 8 cents to finish at $4.89 with investors transferring 7,907 units, iCreate gained 6 cents to close at 72 cents with 42,657 shares passing through the market. Jamaican Teas rose 8 cents, with an exchange of 318,487 shares to settle at $4.99 Jetcon Corporation ended 2 cents higher at 87 cents with 20,005 stock units changing hands, KLE Group advanced 6 cents to finish at $1.42 with 1,250 stocks traded. Knutsford Express jumped $1.05 to close at $6.85 with investors switching ownership of 11,579 units, Lasco Financial lost 4 cents to settle at $2.05 with 7,944 shares passing through the market, Lasco Manufacturing increased 22 cents to end at $3.58 with an exchange of 32,849 shares. Limners and Bards fell 9 cents to finish at $2.60 with 85,853 units changing hands, Lumber Depot rose 1 cent, trading 108,529 stocks to close at $1.05, Mailpac Group finished 1 cent higher at $1.95 with investors transferring 58,758 stock units. Main Event advanced 14 cents to settle at $3.40 with an exchange of 17,963 units, Medical Disposables climbed 44 cents to end at $4.74 with 23,588 stock units passing through the market and tTech jumped 50 cents to $5.50 with 1,000 stock units crossing the exchange.

In the preference segment, CAC 2000 slipped 4 cents to close at 95 cents, with 7,737 stocks changing hands.

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

Junior Market carves out another gain

More stocks fell on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Wednesday, leading to a modest rise in the market index by 2.56 points to settle at 2,493.72 as 16 percent fewer shares changed hands than on Tuesday.
Trading ended with 32 securities changing hands compared to 31 on Tuesday, with the prices of nine stocks rising, 15  declining and eight remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 11 based on the IC Insider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 4,500,883 shares for $9,523,444 compared to 5,362,727 units at $15,577,070 on Tuesday. Tropical Battery led trading with 34.5 percent of total volume, with 1.55 million shares, followed by Caribbean Flavours and Fragrances with 27.5 percent after 1.23 million units changed hands and Lumber Depot with 11.5 percent for 517,587 shares.
Trading ended with an average of 140,653 units at $297,608 in contrast to 172,991 at $502,486 on Tuesday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 350,530 units at $751,833, in comparison to 373,067 units at $800,609 on Tuesday. Trading in September resulted in an average of 119,171 units at $249,355.
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 three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial gained 1 cent in closing at $19.06, with investors trading 300 shares, Blue Power shed 34 cents to end at $3.06, in exchanging 500 units, Caribbean Assurance Brokers lost 5 cents to settle at $1.90, with 300 units changing hands. Caribbean Cream closed at $4.70, after losing 3 cents trading 21,300 stock units, Caribbean Flavours and Fragrances shed 64 cents to finish at $2.29, with 1,233,200 shares crossing the exchange, Caribbean Producers lost 5 cents to end at $2.16 trading 14,912 stock units. Consolidated Bakeries closed at $1.21, with a loss of 27 cents after an exchange of 8,771 units, Derrimon Trading slipped 14 cents to end at $2.56, with investors swapping 413,077 shares, Everything Fresh lost 3 cents to settle at 68 cents, trading 3,192 units. Express Catering slid 43 cents to end at $3.55, with 62,680 shares passing through the market, Fontana lost 4 cents to close at $4.95, after clearing the market with 21,758 stock units, General Accident gained 29 cents to finish at $6.69, in exchanging 22,400 stock units. Honey Bun lost 8 cents in ending at $4.81, with a transfer of 1,977 units, Indies Pharma gained 19 cents to close at $2.89, crossing the market with 155,294 shares, Jamaican Teas lost 9 cents to settle at $4.91  trading 262,197 stocks. Knutsford Express shed 69 cents to finish at $5.80 after the transfer of 500 units,  Lasco Distributors gained 4 cents to end at $3.17 and clearing the market with 2,450  units, Lasco Financial added 4 cents to close at $2.09, with an exchange of 2,210 units. Limners and Bards ended 9 cents higher at $2.69, after trading 33,000 shares, Lumber Depot closed at $1.04, with gains of 4 cents and 517,587 shares changing hands, Mailpac Group lost 1 cent in closing at $1.94, with investors swapping 86,270 shares. Main Event picked up 1 cent in closing at $3.26, in transferring 2,446 units, Medical Disposables shed 25 cents to close at $4.30 trading 6,129 units and Tropical Battery gained 6 cents in closing at $1.16, with trades of 1,549,487 shares.

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

Junior Market picks up on Tuesday

Caribbean Flavours, fresh from the ten to one stock split on Monday led trading on Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Tuesday as the price hit a new record high of $3 during the day, before settling slightly lower at the close.

Caribbean Flavours a Derrimon’s subsidiary

Trading ended with 31 securities changing hands compared to 33 on Monday and concluded with the prices of 11 stocks rising, 13 stocks declining and seven, with prices remaining unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index carved out a gain of 14.36 points to settle at 2,491.16. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 10.4 based on the IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with investors expended $15,577,070  in chasing after  5,362,727 shares on Tuesday, 100 percent more than Monday’s 2,681,105 units at $8,677,248.
Caribbean Flavours led trading with 25.4 percent of total volume with an exchange of 1.36 million shares, followed by Mailpac Group with 24.3 percent of the day’s trade or 1.31 million units and  Fontana with 958,938 units for 17.9 percent market share.
Trading ended with an average of 172,991 units at $502,486 in contrast to 81,246 at $262,947 on
Monday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 373,067 units at $800,609, in comparison to 396,297 units at  $835,223 on Monday. Trading in September resulted in an average of 119,171 units at $249,355.
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 shed $3.03 to end at $19.05 with investors switching ownership of 51,357 stock shares, AMG Packaging gained 14 cents to finish at $2 with an exchange of 54,082 units, Blue Power dropped 15 cents to settle at $3.40, with 5,692 shares passing through the market. Caribbean Cream gained 8 cents to close at $4.73 with 20,000 stocks changing hands, Caribbean Flavours advanced 55 cents and traded 1,362,694 units to end at a record close of $2.93, Caribbean Producers lost 9 cents to settle at $2.21 with investors transferring 9,987 stocks. Consolidated Bakeries finished 1 cent higher at $1.48 with 117 stock units changing hands, Elite Diagnostic increased by 4 cents to close at $3.14 with 1,639 stocks passing through the market, Fontana rose 4 cents and exchanged 958,938 stock units to end at $4.99. Fosrich fell 24 cents to settle at $3.20 with investors switching ownership of 3,054 stock units, General Accident dropped 29 cents to finish at $6.40 with 5,490 shares traded, GWest Corporation shed 3 cents to close at 71 cents with 12,297 stock units passing through the market. Honey Bun slipped 1 cent to $4.89 with 5,370 stocks changing hands, Indies Pharma lost 5 cents to end at $2.70 with 68,155 units traded,  ISP Finance jumped $4.90 to $20 with an exchange of 1,000 units. Jetcon Corporation gained 6 cents to settle at 85 cents with investors switching ownership of 20,000 shares, Knutsford Express shed 39 cents to close at $6.49 with 430 stocks passing through the market, Lasco Distributors advanced 5 cents to end at $3.13 with 267,231 units changing hands. Lasco Financial fell 5 cents to settle at $2.05, with an exchange of 72,340 shares, Limners and Bards declined by 5 cents to finish at $2.60 with investors transferring 200,615 shares, Lumber Depot lost 8 cents to close at $1 with 92,152 stock units passing through the market. Mailpac Group rose 1 cent and traded 1,305,104 stock units to end at $1.95, Main Event dropped 49 cents to settle at $3.25 with 5,044 stock units changing hands and Stationery and Office Supplies gained 2 cents to finish at $4.87 with 8,911 shares crossing the exchange.

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

Small Junior Market gain on Tuesday

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange index rose moderately at the close on Tuesday, despite more stocks falling than rising after investors traded 34 percent more shares than on Monday.
Trading ended with 36 securities changing hands compared to 32 on Monday and concluded with the prices of 11 stocks rising, the prices of 16  declining and nine with prices remaining unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index carved out a gain of 9.27 points to settle at 2,533.75. The average PE Ratio ended at 10.9 based on the IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 8,538,074 shares for $11,671,236 compared to 6,359,921 units at $13,064,680 on Monday. GWest Corporation led trading with 55.2 percent of total volume with an exchange of 4.72 million shares, followed by Tropical Battery with 23.5 percent of the day’s trade or 2 million units and Mailpac Group with 417,939 units for 4.9 percent market share.
Trading ended with an average of 237,169 units at $324,201 in contrast to 198,748 at $408,271 on Monday. For the month to date, the average trade ended in an exchange of 639,080 units at $1,161,047, in comparison to 791,382 units at $1,478,168 on Monday. Trading in September resulted in an average of 119,171 units at $249,355.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging rose 1 cent to end at $1.80 trading 21,100 shares, Cargo Handlers gained $1.55 to finish at $7.90 with 10 shares changing hands, Caribbean Flavours dipped 8 cents to settle at $18.42 with an exchange of 35,751 shares. Consolidated Bakeries advanced 14 cents to close at $1.49 with 8,000 shares passing through the market, Derrimon Trading lost 6 cents to end at $2.74 with investors transferring 282,694 stocks units, Everything Fresh finished 1 cent higher at 70 cents with an exchange of 26,000 stocks. Fontana added 2 cents to settle at $5.05 with investors switching ownership of 54,716 stock units, Fosrich shed 40 cents to close at $3.35, with  128,000 units changing hands, General Accident climbed 15 cents to end at $6.50 with 22,718 units passing through the market. GWest Corporation gained 12 cents trading 4,715,757 stocks to finish at 90 cents, iCreate slipped 2 cents to close at 73 cents with investors transferring 19,725 shares, Indies Pharma advanced 17 cents to end at $2.85 with an exchange of 168 stock units. Iron Rock Insurance fell 17 cents to settle at $2.88 with 136 units changing hands, ISP Finance rose 10 cents to finish at $15.10 with 1,015 shares traded, Jamaican Teas climbed 43 cents to close at $5.29 with investors switching ownership of 240,317 stock units. Jetcon Corporation dropped  12 cents to end at 79 cents in exchanging 11,660 shares, KLE Group slipped 6 cents to settle at $1.36 with 11,000 stocks passing through the market,  Knutsford Express shed 40 cents to finish at $6.50 with investors transferring 7,259 shares. Lasco Distributors lost 11 cents to close at $3.02 with 85,835 shares traded, Lasco Financial fell 5 cents to end at $2.05 with 50,176 stocks changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing slipped 1 cent to $3.49 with 36,554 stocks passing through the market.  Limners and Bards lost 10 cents to finish at $2.65 with an exchange of 91,002 stocks, Lumber Depot fell 1 cent trading 155,263 stock units to close at $1.09, Mailpac Group gained 2 cents to end at $2 with 417,939 units passing through the market. Main Event dropped 8 cents to settle at $3.30 with an exchange of 2,950 shares,  Medical Disposables lost 4 cents to finish at $4.70 with 1,996 units changing hands and Tropical Battery fell 3 cents to settle at $1.05 with 2,003,876 shares crossing the exchange.

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

Junior Market heads higher on Friday

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Friday, with the market rising even as more stocks fell than rose after investors traded 86 percent fewer shares than on Thursday.

Tropical Battery traded the most shares on Friday on the Junior Market.

Trading ended with 30 securities changing hands compared to 33 on Thursday and ended with nine stocks rising, the prices of 13 declining and eight with prices remaining unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index increased 34.26 points to settle at 2,567.42, the highest point since August 14. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 11 based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 8,653,225 shares for $15,890,750 compared to 60,168,191 units at $111,470,486 on Thursday. Tropical Battery led trading with 62.8 percent of total volume with an exchange of 5.44 million shares d, followed by Mailpac Group with 19.7 percent of the day’s trade or 1.71 million units and Lumber Depot with 404,255 units for 4.7 percent market share.
Trading ended with an average of 288,441 units at $529,692 in contrast to 1,823,279 at $3,377,894 on Thursday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 1,092,403 units at  $2,021,607. Trading in September ended, with an average of 119,171  units at $249,355.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and six with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial climbed $1.97 to end at $24 with an exchange of 216 shares, AMG Packaging fell 6 cents to settle at $1.63 with 8,040 stock units changing hands, Blue Power advanced 39 cents to finish at $3.58 with the trading of 10,006 shares. Caribbean Assurance Brokers lost 2 cents to close at $1.99 with 10,000 units passing through the market, Caribbean Cream slipped 2 cents to $4.48 with an exchange of  39,380 stocks, Caribbean Flavours declined by 5 cents to settle at $18.40 with investors switching ownership of 106,436 stock units. Caribbean Producers dropped 15 cents to end at $2.20 with 40,275 shares changing hands, Express Catering lost 10 cents to close at $4.05 with 2,000 stocks passing through the market. Fontana fell 5 cents and traded 119,410 stock units to settle at $5.05. Honey Bun increased 2 cents to finish at $4.80 with investors transferring 1,400 units,  iCreate added 1 cent to end at 75 cents with an exchange of 36,226 shares, Indies Pharma declined by 5 cents to close at $2.90 with 20,940 shares changing hands. Jamaican Teas climbed 9 cents to finish at $5 with 399,447 units traded, Jetcon Corporation slid 4 cents to settle at 91 cents with the switching of ownership of 10,700 stock units, Knutsford Express gained 10 cents to end at $6.90 with an exchange of just three shares. Lasco Manufacturing rose 9 cents to close at $3.50 in trading  761 units, Limners and Bards advanced 10 cents to finish at $2.75 with 44,679 shares changing hands, Lumber Depot increased 4 cents to end at $1.11 with 404,255 stocks passing through the market. Mailpac Group slipped 5 cents in trading 1,708,177 stock units to close at $2, Tropical Battery slipped 1 cent to $1.17 with investors switching ownership of 5,436,363 shares, while Stationery and Office Supplies dropped 77 cents to finish at $4.82 with 1,000 stocks crossing the exchange.
In the market’s preference segment, CAC 2000, 9.5% slipped 3 cents to 99 cents, with 58,601  units changing hands.

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

Rising stocks shine as Junior Market dips

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Friday, with the market declining after slightly more stocks rose than fell after 78 percent more shares traded than Thursday.
Trading resulted in the same number of securities on Thursday and Friday changing hands with 31 each day and closed with the prices of 13 stocks rising, 11 declining and seven remaining unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index dropped 11.17 points to settle at 2,497.10. The average PE Ratio of ended at 10.6 based on IC Insider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 3,117,697  shares for $4,670,235 compared to 1,750,144 units at $6,183,716 on Thursday. Lumber Depot led trading with 80 percent of total volume after 2.50 million shares changed hands, followed by Mailpac Group with 7.2 percent or 223,047 units and General Accident with 70,442 units for 2.3 percent market share.
Trading ended with an average of 100,571 units at $150,653 compared to 56,456 at $199,475 on  Thursday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 104,252 units at  $235,332 compared to 104,530 units at $241,734 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 four stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial gained 44 cents to settle at $22, in an exchange of 4,740 shares, AMG Packaging lost 1 cent to close at $1.79 trading 600 units, Blue Power rose 9 cents to $3.59 while exchanging 100  stock units. Cargo Handlers dropped $1.34 to $6.16, in transferring 1,000 shares, Caribbean Assurance Brokers gained 1 cent and ended at $1.93 with 6,276 stock units crossing the exchange. Caribbean Producers closed at $2.35, after gaining 3 cents trading 500 shares,  Consolidated Bakeries ended 14 cents higher at $1.49, with 3,513 stock units changing hands, Elite Diagnostic lost 23 cents to finish at $3.05, with 5,000 units crossing the exchange. Express Catering gained 10 cents in clearing the market with 8,156 stocks to end at $4.30, Fontana lost 5 cents to settle at $4.70, after 32,958 shares crossed the exchange, Fosrich finished 31 cents higher at $3.95, in exchanging 16,662 stock units. Honey Bun slipped 9 cents to $5, with 2,200 units passing through the market, iCreate lost 6 cents to end at 62 cents and clearing the market with 62,218 shares, Indies Pharma rose 9 cents in closing at $2.84 while trading 1,903 stock units. Iron Rock Insurance gained 12 cents to settle at $3, with an exchange of 6,681 units, ISP Finance dropped $3 to $12 with 100 shares clearing the market, Knutsford Express gained 5 cents to close at $6.90 with an exchange of 4,334 stock units. Lasco Distributors lost 7 cents, finishing at $3, exchanging 48,120  shares, Lasco Manufacturing shed 13 cents to settle at $3.52, in trading  49,975 stocks, Limners and Bards fell by 13 cents to end at $2.57, in exchanging 43,120 shares. Lumber Depot gained 5 cents to close at  $1.09, in finishing with a transfer of 2,495,326 stock units, Mailpac Group rose 2 cents to settle at $2.08 trading 223,047 shares and Stationery and Office Supplies lost 2 cents in closing at  $5.58, with investors switching ownership of 10 stocks.
In the preference segment, CAC 2000, 9.5% preference shares gained 1 cent to close at $1.02 with 18 stock units changing hands.

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