Junior Market down but set to rise

The Junior Market Index slipped on Friday but IC bid-offer Indicator with a reading of 10 to 2 points to a positive opening for the market on Monday.
Trading ended with 24 securities changing hands up from 26 on Thursday and closing with prices of 10 securities advancing, 12 declining and 2 remaining unchanged. The Junior Market Index declined by 22.10 points to 3,460.88 as investors exchanged 1,829,747 units valued at $8,214,344 compared to 2,691,652 shares valued at $16,496,762 on Thursday.  
Trading ended with an average of 76,239 units at $342,264 for each security traded, in contrast to 246,113 units for an average of $1,216,423 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 1,650,303 units valued at $3,636,406 and previously 1,795,602 units valued at $3,940,480 for each security traded. In contrast, August ended with an average of 232,398 units valued at $1,072,851 for each traded security.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 10 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.
Stocks closing with price changes| AMG Packaging declined by 2 cents to settle at $2 after trading 5,526 shares, Blue Power closed trading of 62,700 units with gain of 15 cents to end at $9, CAC 2000 climbed $1.90 to settle at $15 with 30,130 shares changing hands, Caribbean Producers lost 3 cents in trading 33,760 units at $4.75. Consolidated Bakeries ended with a loss of 1 cent at $1.70 with 168,400 stock units changing hands, Derrimon Trading closed trading of 400,200 units resulting in a gain of 7 cents to end at $2.54, Everything Fresh ended with a loss of 1 cent at $1.31 with 191,210 stock units. Elite Diagnostic ended trading with 23,041 shares, after rising 3 cents to end at $5.45, Fosrich lost 4 cents in trading 42,392 shares to close at 5.30 cents, Fontana closed 15 cents higher at $8, with 191,870 stock units crossing the exchange. General Accident lost 35 cents at $6, in swapping of 100 shares, Honey Bun dipped 89 cents in trading 8,000 units at $5.51, Indies Pharma traded 51,075 units and gained 11 cents to end at $3.40, Iron Rock Insurance lost 57 cents in trading of 7,700 units at $3.36, ISP Finance lost 2 cents in trading 200 units at $25. Jamaican Teas shed 49 cents in exchanging 278,205 units at $6.50, Jetcon Corporation dipped 10 cents in trading of 40,000 units at $1.80, Limners and Bards lost 4 cents with 55,005 shares changing hands to close at $3.01, Lasco Distributors traded 27,450 units and gained 1 cent to end at $3.51. Lasco Financial climbed 40 cents and exchanged 39,675 shares at $5.40, Lasco Manufacturing climbed 2 cents trading 89,900 shares at $5.52 and Stationery and Office Supplies closed 33 cents higher at $12.83, with 10,150 stock units changing hands.

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

Derrimon trades big block on Junior Market

Derrimon Trading exchanged 432m shares

More than 432 million units with a value of $860.7 million of Derrimon Trading shares passed through the Junior Market on Wednesday with the block of 420 million shares that Mayberry attempted to trade on Tuesday was put through the exchange on Wednesday.
Trading ended with an exchange of 435,728,487 units valued at $875,729,654 compared to 3,646,455 units valued at $16,744,218 from 27 securities changing hands on Tuesday.
At the close of market activities, 28 securities changed hands, with the prices of 13 advancing, 7 declining and 8 remaining unchanged. The Junior Market Index climbed 36.39 points to close at 3,556.34.
Trading ended with an average of 15,561,732 units at $31,276,059 for each security traded in contrast to 135,054 units for an average of $620,156 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 5,200,435 units valued at $10,678,613 and previously 110,675 units at $560,569 for each security traded. In contrast, August ended with an average of 232,398 units valued at $1,072,851 for each traded security.
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 4 closing with lower offers.
Stocks closing with price changes| Blue Power lost 29 cents in trading 26,079 shares to close at $7.20 cents, Consolidated Bakeries shed 19 cents in trading of 18,497 units at $1.80, Derrimon Trading ended with 432,332,372 shares crossing the exchange and gained 5 cents to end at $2.20 after trading at a 52 weeks low of $1.97. Express Catering closed trading of 6,767 units and gained 50 cents to end at $7, Everything Fresh shed 3 cents trading 16,991 units at $1.36, Elite Diagnostic climbed 19 cents and exchanged 12,185 shares in closing at $6.50, Fosrich ended trading with 1,005 shares, after rising 13 cents to end at $5.39. General Accident exchanged 1,000 shares, after rising 50 cents to end at $6, GWest Corporation climbed 4 cents and exchanged 11,392 shares at $1.34, iCreate gained 1 to end at 83 cents in trading 23,809 shares, Indies Pharma declined 11 cents to settle at $3.29 after exchanging 19,816 shares. ISP Finance gained $6 to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $27 trading 6,940 shares, Jamaican Teas closed 5 cents higher at $6.05, with 262,619 stock units trading, Jetcon Corporation declined 13 cents in trading of 135,200 units to close at $1.85, Knutsford Express shed 45 cents trading just 500 units at $11.50. Limners and Bards fell 7 cents in trading of 72,040 units at $3.11, Lasco Distributors closed 13 cents higher at $3.50, with 1,870,298 stock units trading, Lasco Manufacturing exchanged 670,000 units and gained 30 cents to end at $6. Stationery and Office Supplies closed trading of 74,400 units and gained 1 cent to end at $12.50 and tTech Limited closed 24 cents higher at $6.94, with 3,670 stock units changing hands.

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

More declines for Junior Market – Tuesday

Mayberry tried trading 420m Derrimon Trading shares but the transaction was disqualified.

The Junior Market Index declined by 29.09 points to close at 3,519.95 on Tuesday with volume rising 37 percent over Monday’s level resulting in a 10 percent increase the value traded over Monday.
Investors exchanged 3,646,455 units valued at $16,744,218 compared to 2,662,027 units valued at $15,208,221 on Monday. At the close of market activities, 27 securities changed hands versus 30 changing hands on Monday and resulted in 10 advancing, 13 declining and 4 remaining unchanged at the close on Tuesday.
An average of 135,054 units for an average of $620,156 traded, in contrast to an average of 88,734 units at $506,941 on Monday for each security traded. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 110,675 valued at $560,569 for each security traded. In contrast, August ended with an average of 232,398 units valued at $1,072,851 for each traded security.
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 4 closing with lower offers.
Stocks closing with price changes| Blue Power ended market activity exchanging 3,550 shares to close at $7.49 after falling 41 cents, Caribbean Producers closed trading of 50,676 units and gained 5 cents to end at $4.80, Consolidated Bakeries ended with a loss of 1 cent at $1.99 with 350 stock units changing hands. Dolphin Cove lost 24 cents trading of 1,267 units at $11.75, Derrimon Trading lost 35 cents in exchanging 113,198 shares to close at $2.15 after Mayberry Investment tried to trade 420 million units at $1.90, but the transaction was canceled for apparently breaching the 30 percent daily price movement limit. Computation of the lowest level the stock could trade puts it was below $1.90. Express Catering climbed 10 cents and exchanged 81,030 shares at $6.50. Elite Diagnostic climbed 11 cents and exchanged 7,000 shares at $6.31, Fosrich declined 24 cents in trading of 295,386 units at $5.26, Fontana climbed 20 cents and exchanged 339,978 shares at $8.50, General Accident fell 50 cents in trading of 636,000 units at $5.50. Honey Bun lost 7 cents in trading 7,500 shares to close at 7 cents, iCreate closed with a loss of 5 cents at 82 cents, in swapping of 92,486 shares, Indies Pharma lost 10 cents in trading of 136,276 units o end tat $3.40, Iron Rock Insurance dipped 20 cents in exchanging of 2,862 units at $4. ISP Finance jumped $3.49 to end at $21 with 3,000 stock units trading, Jamaican Teas traded 121,817 shares and rose 10 cents to end at $6, Jetcon Corporation fell 22 cents to end at $1.98, with 22,800 units crossing the exchange, Limners and Bards closed 18 cents higher at $3.18, with 34,438 stock units changing hands. Lasco Distributors closed trading of 1,397,412 units and gained 7 cents to end at $3.37. Lasco Financial dipped 5 cents in trading of 12,618 units at $5.50, Lasco Manufacturing climbed 20 cents and exchanged 220,077 shares to end at $5.70, Paramount Trading ended trading 1,474 shares, after rising 38 cents to end at $1.98 and Stationery and Office Supplies ended with a loss of 1 cent at $12.49 with 5,550 stock units changing hands.

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

Junior Market closed on a high- Friday

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Jamaican Teas traded the most shares on Thursday

Jamaican Teas CEO, John Mahfood – the company had the largest volume traded on Friday with a director selling the bulk of it.

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Friday after a big rise in the level of trading with Jamaican Teas dominating with 10 million units and Caribbean Producers 1 million units.
Trading ended with 31 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 12,721,566 units valued at $72,975,684 compared to 3,173,551 units valued at $18,232,682 from 28 securities trading on Thursday. Market activities ended with prices of 10 securities rising, 10 falling and 11 remaining unchanged with the Junior Market Index adding 26.63 points to 3,585.94. The market gained 123.40 points or 4 percent for August and is up 10.4 percent for the year to date.
Trading ended with an average of 410,373 units at $2,354,054 for each security traded, in contrast to 113,341 units for an average of $651,167 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 232,398 units valued at $1,072,851 and previously 223,248 units at $1,006,985 for each stock traded. In contrast, July ended with an average of 138,412 units at $563,215 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 closing with lower offers.
Stocks closing with price changes|Blue Power dropped 50 cents in trading of 13,261 units in closing at $8, Cargo Handlers declined 43 cents exchanging 2,000 shares to settle at $10.57, Consolidated Bakeries closed with a loss of 7 cents at $2, swapping of 100 shares. Everything Fresh ended with a loss of 1 cent at $1.39 with 12,000 stock units changing hands, Elite Diagnostic fell 1 cent to close at $6.99 with 6,630 stock units changing hands, Fontana ended trading with 310,347 shares, after rising 20 cents to end at $8.20. iCreate ended with a loss of 1 cent at 87 cents with 6,059 stock units changing hands, Indies Pharma ended trading with 3,970 shares, after rising 2 cents to end at $3.42, Iron Rock Insurance closed 20 cents higher at $4.20, with 300 stock units trading, ISP Finance lost $3.49 in trading 556 shares to close at $17.51. Jamaican Teas declined 5 cents to settle at $5.85 in trading 10,134,244 shares. Jetcon Corporation climbed 20 cents and exchanged 28,011 shares at $2.20, Knutsford Express climbed $1.30 to settle at $12.50 with 22,223 shares changing hands, Limners and Bards ended trading with 356,168 shares, after rising 10 cents to end at $3.20, Lasco Distributors exchanged of 75,626 units and gained 12 cents to end at $3.32. Lasco Financial ended market activity exchanging 55,470 shares to close at $5 after falling 15 cents, Lasco Manufacturing climbed 30 cents with 178,292 shares crossing the exchange at $5.60 at the close, Medical Disposables gained $1.09 to end at $8.59 with 30,144 stock units trading. Paramount Trading ended with a loss of 1 cent at $1.99 with 33,800 stock units changing hands and Stationery and Office Supplies ended with a loss of 1 cent at $12.49 with 25,691 stock units changing hands. In the junior market preference segment, CAAC 2000 gained 24 cents exchanging just 100 shares at $1.14.

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

Junior Market drops again – Monday

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed Monday with more stocks rising than falling but the market index lost 35.82 points to close at 3,570.81.
Similar to Friday, 31 securities changed hands on Monday and ending with the prices of 16 rising, 11 declining while 4 closed unchanged. Investors exchanged 2,287,830 units valued at $11,502,066 compared to 2,580,654 units valued at $14,035,405 on Friday.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows one stock closing with a higher bid than the last selling price and 4 closing with lower offers.
Trading ended with an average of 73,801 units for an average of $371,034 in contrast to 83,247 units for an average of $452,755 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 243,001 units at $1,079,607 and previously 253,861 units at $1,125,085 for each security traded. July ended with an average of 138,412 units at $563,215 for each security traded.
Stocks ending with price changes| Access Financial dropped $3.20 in trading 3,461 shares to close at $40, Blue Power fell 7 cents in trading of 12,323 units at $9.43, Caribbean Cream closed trading of 2,400 units with a gain of 65 cents to end at $4.85,Caribbean Flavours lost $1.94 to end at $17.05, in swapping of 200 shares. Caribbean Producers lost 3 cents trading 38,121 shares to close at $4.62, Consolidated Bakeries gained 16 cents to close at $2.08, in trading 32,719 stock units, Dolphin Cove lost 5 cents in trading 27,133 units to close at $12, Express Catering closed trading of 100,520 units and gained 2 cents to end at $6.47. Everything Fresh ended trading with 166,432 shares, after rising 10 cents to end at $1.50, Elite Diagnostic ended trading with 5,500 shares, after rising 40 cents to end at $6.80, Fosrich closed 10 cents higher at $5.50, with 83,536 stock units trading, Fontana  climbed 22 cents and exchanged 59,612 shares at $8.42. General Accident closed trading of 129,000 units and gained 16 cents to end at a record high of $6.40, GWest Corporation closed with a loss of 18 cents at $1.20, in swapping of 45,305 shares, Honey Bun ended trading with 4,000 shares, after rising 10 cents to close at $7. Indies Pharma closed trading of 10,507 units and gained 40 cents to end at $3.75, ISP Finance jumped $5 to end at $21, in trading 711 shares, Jamaican Teas traded 319,587 units and gained 24 cents to end at $5.85. Jetcon Corporation fell 23 cents in trading of 65,506 units to finish the day at $2.27, KLE Group ended with a loss of 1 cent at $2 with 30,000 stock units changing hands, Limners and Bards shed 6 cents trading of 239,674 units to conclude market activity at $3.14. Lasco Distributors climbed 5 cents and exchanged 50,000 shares at $3.50, Lasco Financial ended market activity exchanging 24,300 shares to close at $5.43 after falling 2 cents, Lasco Manufacturing climbed 25 cents and exchanged 520,957 shares to end at $5.75. Main Event closed with a rise of 50 cents at $7, with 163,462 stock units changing hands, Medical Disposables gained 10 cents to end at $7.50 with 324 stock units trading and Ttech dropped 80 cents to settle at $6.20 in trading of 23,000 units.

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

Mild slip for Junior Market – Friday

General Accident closed at an all-time high of $6.24.

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange dipped 6.52 points to close at 3,606.63 on Friday with 31 securities changing hands compared to 29 on Thursday as prices of more stocks fell than rose.
At the close of trading, the prices of 12 rising, 14 declining while 5 closed unchanged as investors exchanged 2,580,654 units valued at $14,035,405 compared to 3,905,180 units valued at $19,166,140 on Thursday, from an exchange of 32 securities.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 4 stocks closing with higher bids than the last selling prices and 4 ending with lower offers.
Trading ended with an average of 83,247 units for an average of $452,755 in contrast to 134,661 units for an average of $660,901 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 253,861 units at $1,125,085 and previously 313,545 units at $1,245,996 for each security traded. July ended with an average of 138,412 units at $563,215 for each security traded.
Stocks ending with price changes| Access Financial gained $1.20 to end at $43.20 with 10,000 stock units trading, AMG Packaging climbed 17 cents and exchanged 35,432 shares to end at $2.29, Blue Power declined 50 cents in trading of 37,213 units at $9.50. Caribbean Producers closed trading of 375,545 units with a gain of 5 cents to end at $4.65, Consolidated Bakeries dipped 8 cents in trading of 3,000 units at $1.92, Dolphin Cove exchanged 101,820 shares, after rising 5 cents to end at $12.05. Derrimon Trading closed 30 cents higher at $2.80, swapping 200 stock units, Express Catering ended market activity exchanging 205,935 shares to close at $6.45 after falling 5 cents. Everything Fresh ended with a loss of 1 cent at $1.40 with 321,826 stock units changing hands, Elite Diagnostic lost 60 cents trading 67,600 shares to close at $6.40. Fosrich shed 40 cents in trading of 63,480 units to settle at $5.40, Fontana exchanged 194,084 shares, after rising 15 cents to end at $8.20. General Accident traded 150,889 units and gained 25 cents to close at a record high of $6.24, GWest Corporation dipped 7 cents in swapping 5,023 units at $1.38, Honey Bun closed with a loss of 5 cents at $6.90, in trading 47,871 units, iCreate rose 8 cents and exchanged 12,723 shares at 89 cents. Indies Pharma lost 25 cents in trading of 38,751 units to settle at $3.35, ISP Finance dived $4 in trading 16,509 units to settle at $16, Jamaican Teas lost 24 cents trading 94,057 shares to close at $5.61. Jetcon Corporation ended trading 100,500 shares, after rising 53 cents to end at $2.50, Knutsford Express rose 3 cents to end at $11.18 trading 1,506 shares, Limners & Bards closed 19 cents higher at $3.20, with 195,125 stock units changing hands. Lasco Financial lost 10 cents trading 236,244 shares to close at $5.45, Medical Disposables ended trading with 10,000 shares, after rising 10 cents to end at $7.40, Stationery and Office Supplies exchanged 20,687 shares to close at $13 after falling 50 cents and tTech closed with a loss of 34 cents at $7 while exchanging 12,740 shares.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Junior Market dropped – Thursday

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange declined 31.95 points to close at 3,613.15 on Thursday with 29 securities changing hands compared to 33 on Wednesday as more stock fell than rose.
At the close of trading, the prices of 10 rising, 14 declining while 5 closed unchanged as investors exchanged 3,905,180 units valued at $19,166,140 compared to 5,331,350 units valued at $24,276,008 on Wednesday, from an exchange of 32 securities.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 4 stock closing with a higher bid than the last selling price and 2 closing with lower offers.
Trading ended with an average of 134,661 units for an average of $660,901 in contrast to 161,556 units for an average of $735,637 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 313,545 units at $1,245,996 and previously 274,536 units valued at $1,206,181 for each security traded. July ended with an average of 138,412 units at $563,215 for each security traded.
Stocks ending with price changes| AMG Packaging gained 4 cents and closed at $2.12, with 361,100 stock units trading, Blue Power fell 2 cents in trading of 72,452 units in ending at $10, CAC 2000 shed 15 cents in trading of 2,990 units at $15, Dolphin Cove fell 5 cents in trading of 2,586 units to settle at $12. Derrimon Trading fell 28 cents in exchanging 160,660 units at $2.50. Everything Fresh closed trading of 55,600 units and gained 2 cents to end at $1.41, Elite Diagnostic closed trading of 33,763 units and gained 50 cents to end at $7. Fosrich closed trading of 67,887 units and gained 20 cents to end at $5.80, Fontana lost 5 cents in trading 343,632 shares to close at 8.05 cents. General Accident ended trading with 1,049,730 shares, after rising 14 cents to end at $5.99, Honey Bun closed trading of 14,014 units after rising 45 cents to end at $6.95. Indies Pharma lost 15 cents in trading 88,912 shares to close at $3.60, ISP Finance gained $1 to end at $20 with 1,889 stock units trading. Jamaican Teas lost 7 cents trading 42,167 shares to close at $5.85, Jetcon Corporation fell 3 cents trading of 87,318 units at $1.97. Limners and Bards dipped 29 cents in trading 318,261 units to finish at $3.01, Lasco Distributors dipped 11 cents trading 90,016 units at $3.45. Lasco Financial closed trading of 202,259 units and gained 13 cents to end at $5.55, Lasco Manufacturing close with a loss of 25 cents, in trading 217,376 shares to close at 5.50 cents, Medical Disposables dipped 30 cents trading of 987 units at $7.30, Paramount Trading exchanged 90,200 shares, after rising 10 cents to end at $1.70. Iron Rock Insurance closed with a loss of 35 cents at $4, in swapping of 280,948 shares, Stationery and Office Supplies closed trading of 22,410 shares, with a loss of 99 cents at $13.50 and tTech traded 7,306 units and gained 34 cents to end at $7.34.

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

More recovery for Junior Market – Wednesday

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange jumped 46.09 points to close at 3,645.10 on Wednesday, as the market continues to recover from the 104 points fall up to Monday.
At the close of trading, 33 securities changed hands, resulting in the prices of 19 rising, 10 declining while 4 closed unchanged. Investors exchanged 5,331,350 units valued at $24,276,008 compared to 5,874,926 units valued at $26,569,202 on Tuesday, from an exchange of 32 securities.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows just 1 stock closing with a higher bid than the last selling price and 5 closing with lower offers.
Trading ended with an average of 161,556 units at $735,637 for each security traded, in contrast to 183,591 units for an average of $830,288 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 274,536 units valued at $1,206,181 and previously 284,096 units valued at $1,245,996 for each security traded. July ended with an average of 138,412 units at $563,215 for each security traded.
Stocks ending with price changes| AMG Packaging ended trading with 200 shares, after rising 7 cents to end at $2.08, Blue Power ended trading of 37,579 shares, after rising 70 cents to end at $12, Caribbean Cream declined 50 cents trading 10,000 units to close at $4.20. Caribbean Flavours closed trading of 1,052 units and gained 24 cents to end at $18.99, Caribbean Producers ended with a loss of 1 cent at $4.60 with 118,519 stock units changing hands, Consolidated Bakeries closed trading of 208,705 units and gained 10 cents to end at $2, Derrimon Trading shed 12 cents in trading of 62,033 units at $2.78. Everything Fresh closed trading of 35,087 units and gained 2 cents to end at $1.39. Elite Diagnostic dipped 50 cents in trading of 99,710 units at $6.50. Fosrich ended trading with 23,296 shares, after rising 10 cents to end at $5.60, Fontana closed 10 cents higher at $8.10, with 109,447 stock units trading. General Accident ended trading with 20,533 shares, after rising 66 cents to end at $5.85, GWest Corporation closed 5 cents higher at $1.45, with 179,656 stock units trading. Honey Bun declined 65 cents to settle at $6.50, in trading 77,900 shares, iCreate lost 9 cents in trading 115,034 units to end at 81 cents. Indies Pharma ended trading with 90,977 shares, after rising 30 cents to end at $3.75, Jamaican Teas closed trading of 245,137 units and gained 2 cents to end at $5.92. Jetcon Corporation closed 10 cents higher at $2, trading 281,758 stock units, Knutsford Express closed trading of 9,641 units and gained 5 cents to end at $11.15. Limners and Bards closed trading of 279,233 units and gained 10 cents to end at $3.30. Lasco Distributors closed 27 cents to end at $3.56, with 1,000,200 stock units changing hands, Lasco Financial closed trading of 62,465 units and gained 42 cents to end at $5.42, Lasco Manufacturing climbed 45 cents and exchanged 1,616,668 shares at $5.75, Medical Disposables climbed 10 cents and exchanged 100 shares at $7.60. Main Event lost 35 cents in trading 19,800 shares to close at $6.50, Paramount Trading fell 40 cents in trading 165,785 units to close at $1.60, Ironrock Insurance closed trading of 16,500 units and gained 35 cents to end at $4.35. Stationery and Office Supplies ended with a loss of 1 cent at $14.49 with 1,494 stock units changing hands and tTech closed with a loss of 30 cents at $7, after swapping of 4,400 shares.

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

Heavy trading hits Junior Market on Friday

Junior Market stock trading.

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange saw a major jump in the volume and value of securities traded on Friday as 35 securities changed hands and 47,537,916 units valued $199,478,180 traded.
Some special one-off trades executed by Sagicor Investments boosted the volume traded on Friday’s by more than 700 percent, up from 5,865,706 units valued at $32,690,340 clearing the market from 32 stocks trading on Thursday.
At the close, The Junior Market Index declined 22.76 points to close at 3,589.32 following the rise of 14 securities and declined of 14 with 7 left unchanged.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 3 stocks closing with higher bids than their last selling prices and 3 ending with lower offers.
Trading ended with an average of 1,358,226 units for $5,699,377 for each security traded, in contrast to 183,303 units for an average of $1,021,573 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 308,109 units valued at $1,356,578 and previously 182,669 units valued at $837,814 for each security traded. July ended with an average of 138,412 units at $563,215 for each security traded.
Stocks ending with price changes| Access Financial lost 50 cents in trading 480 shares to close at $42.50, AMG Packaging traded 1,000 shares, after rising 14 cents to end at $2.22, Blue Power climbed 50 cents and exchanged 52,410 shares at $9.50. CAC 2000 ended trading with 100 shares, after rising 15 cents to close at $15.15, Caribbean Flavours exchanged 4,867 shares, after rising 10 cents to end at $20. Consolidated Bakeries closed with a loss of 48 cents swapping 5,000 shares to settle at $1.90, Derrimon Trading closed 6 cents higher at $2.96, with 9,602,973 stock units changing hands, Express Catering climbed 3 cents in exchanging 27,600 shares to close at $6.40. Everything Fresh dipped 19 cents in trading of 20,216 units at $1.44, Elite Diagnostic shed 27 cents in trading of 93,833 units and ended at $6.75. Fosrich lost 10 cents trading of 175,196 units to close at $4.70, Fontana climbed 15 cents and exchanged 165,350 shares at $8.40, General Accident closed 89 cents higher at $5.90, with 1,027,500 stock units trading, Honey Bun fell 29 cents and ended market activity exchanging 1,560,020 shares to close at $6.21. iCreate climbed 5 cents and exchanged 50,000 shares at 80 cents, Indies Pharma dipped 10 cents in trading of 5,827,287 units at $3.40. Iron Rock Insurance ended trading with 5,000,300 shares, after rising 40 cents to end at $4.50, ISP Finance closed with a loss of $2 at $19, in exchanging 5,202 shares, Jamaican Teas closed trading of 366,635 units and gained 40 cents to end at $6. Jetcon Corporation lost 22 cents in trading 315,384 shares to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $1.58, Knutsford Express climbed 5 cents and exchanged 1,000 shares at $11.15, Limners and Bards shed 5 cents in trading of 312,043 units at $3.15, Lasco Distributors ended trading with 7,326,848 shares, after rising 17 cents to end at $3.47. Lasco Financial closed with a loss of 76 cents at $4.74, as 602,100 shares changed hands, Medical Disposables ended market activity exchanging 42,151 shares to close at $7.30 after falling 16 cents. Main Event exchanged 28,570 units and gained 90 cents to end at $7, Stationery and Office Supplies fell 50 cents, trading 69,105 units to close at $15 and tTech dropped $1.44 in trading of 22,730 units to finish at $6.55.

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

Big drop in Junior Market index – Thursday

At the close on Thursday, the Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market pulled back from the record high reached on Wednesday and indications at the close suggest more declines are likely on Friday.
The market index dropped 50.86 points to close at 3,612.08, but the fall is not a sign that the market is heading to 4,300 points before moving on to 5,000 that technical indicators point to.
Securities trading on the Junior Market dipped to 32 from 31 on Wednesday, as prices of 13 rose, 16 declined and 3 remained unchanged. For the second trading session, the IC bid-offer indicator was flashing negative signs for the Market for the following trading day.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 3 stocks closing with higher bids than their last selling prices and 7 closed with lower offers.
Market activities resulted in an exchange of 5,865,706 units valued at $32,690,340 compared to 5,851,203 units valued at $22,568,503 trading on Wednesday.
The average trade for the day was 183,303 units for an average of $1,021,573 in contrast to 188,748 units for an average of $728,016 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 182,669 units valued at $837,814 and previously 182,591 units valued at $815,284 for each security traded. July ended with an average of 138,412 units at $563,215 for each security traded.
Stocks ending with price changes| Access Financial lost 20 cents in trading of 5,621 units at $43, AMG Packaging declined by 17 cents in trading 71,500 units to close at $2.08, Blue Power closed trading of 69,292 units and gained 82 cents to end at $9, Caribbean Cream fell 60 cents in trading of 13,435 units at $4.60. Caribbean Producers closed trading of 10,448 units and gained 15 cents to end at $4.70, Express Catering closed with a loss of 12 cents at $6.37, in swapping 55,653 shares, Everything Fresh shed 7 cents in trading 14,800 units at $1.63, Elite Diagnostic fell 33 cents in trading of 113,448 units at $7.02. Fontana lost 25 cents in trading of 1,169,703 units in closing at $8.25, General Accident lost 58 cents in exchanging 1,036,720 units to end at $5.01, GWest Corporation closed 10 cents higher at $1.21, with 12,119 stock units trading, Honey Bun exchanged 119,616 shares, after rising 74 cents to end at $6.50. iCreate closed with a loss of 5 cents at 75 cents in swapping 82,674 shares, Indies Pharma shed 45 cents in trading of 78,680 units to settle at $3.50. ISP Finance jumped $5 to end at $21, trading 1,500 shares, Jamaican Teas exchanged 66,384 shares to close at $5.60 after falling 22 cents. Jetcon Corporation dipped 20 cents in trading of 75,436 units at $1.80, Knutsford Express fell 10 cents in trading of 500 units at $11.10. Limners and Bards traded 803,097 shares, after rising 10 cents to end at $3.20, Lasco Financial fell 50 cents in trading of 1,244,222 units at $5.50 after the company posted slightly lower first quarter profits, Lasco Manufacturing ended with a loss of 1 cent at $5.50 with 179,107 stock units changing hands. Stationery and Office Supplies fell 25 cents in trading of 17,150 units at $15.50 and tTech Limited climbed 49 cents in exchanging 166,068 shares at $7.99.

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