Junior Market week ends with a fall

The Junior Market ended the week in much the same fashion as it started with the index down 49.96 points to close at 2,947.43 as heavily weighted Lasco Manufacturing lost 39 cents and was the stock that had the most impact of the fall of the index.

Lasco Manufacturing lost 39 cents to help drive the Junior market index down sharply


The market activity ended with 33 securities changing hands, resulting in the prices of 14 securities advanced, 13 declined and 6 remained unchanged and exchange of 1,456,692 units valued at $4,641,336 compared to 5,022,418 units for $14,719,026 from 34 stocks on Thursday. The average PE ratio of the market closed at 13.8 times 2019 earnings.
Trading closed with an average of 44,142 units for $140,647 for each security traded in contrast to 147,718 units for an average of $432,913 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 152,223 units valued at $403,151 and previously 142,718 valued at $423,343. In contrast, January closed with an average of 137,619 units valued at $521,935 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows three stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended 9 cents higher at $1.99 with 33,687 stock units trading, CAC 2000 closed trading of 10,000 units and gained 50 cents to end at $13, Cargo Handlers exchanged 20,403 shares and declined by 35 cents to settle at a 52 weeks’ low of $7.50. Caribbean Cream traded 24,000 shares and gained 30 cents to end at $3.65. Caribbean Producers climbed 19 cents and exchanged 12,052 shares at $5, Consolidated Bakeries traded 1,175 units and gained 14 cents to end at $1.79, Derrimon Trading dipped 3 cents in swapping 19,259 units at $1.97. Elite Diagnostic climbed 30 cents after exchanging 5,309 shares at $4.80, Everything Fresh closed trading of 41,300 units and gained 6 cents to end at $1, Express Catering swapped 14,894 units and gained 5 cents to end at $5.85. Fontana dipped 22 cents trading 131,290 units at $6.70, Fosrich lost 9 cents to settle at $3.86 with 1,014 units changing hands, General Accident fell 5 cents in trading of 8,097 units at $6.20. Honey Bun climbed 75 cents and exchanged 97,687 shares at $7.25, Iron Rock Insurance closed trading of 100 units and gained 66 cents to end at $3.95, ISP Finance fell $2.10 in trading of 3,340 units at $20. Jetcon Corporation declined by 2 cents to settle at $1.56 with 3000 stock units crossing the market, Key Insurance dropped 15 cents to close at $2.90 with an exchange of 6,145 shares, Knutsford Express lost 40 cents in trading of 1,900 units at $9.50. Lasco Financial climbed 10 cents and exchanged 45,147 shares at $3.40, Lasco Manufacturing declined by 39 cents to settle at $4.01 with 40,121 units changing hands, Limners and Bards dipped 15 cents to $2.74 with 123,008 units traded. Lumber Depot ended with a transfer of 174,180 units and gained 2 cents to end at $1.51, Mailpac Group exchanged 499,877 shares to close at $1.95 after falling 2 cents, Main Event ended at $5.37 after losing 3 cents and swapping 1,630 shares. Medical Disposables closed trading of 14,430 units and gained 22 cents to end at $5.50 and Stationery and Office Supplies gained $1.14 to end at $9.30 with 7,500 shares crossing the exchange.

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

More decline for Junior Market

Trading on the Junior Market ended on Wednesday with prices of 15 securities rising, 14 declining and 3 remaining unchanged as the market Index fell by 31.46 points to close at 3,195.42.
The market closed with 35 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 2,385,114 units valued at $6,854,458 compared to 3,722,598 units valued at $11,406,185 from 28 securities on Monday. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 13.7 based on earnings for 2019.
Trading ended with an average of 68,146 units for $195,842 for each security, in contrast to 132,950 units, for an average of $407,364 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 165,921 units valued at $596,164 and previously 162,137 units valued at $628,523. In contrast, December closed with an average of 521,319 shares at $1,344,719 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows three stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 1 cent at $2 with 74,295 stock units changing hands, Blue Power gained 5 cents and exchanged 3,275 shares at $4.05, Cargo Handlers rose by 50 cents to $9.50, with the trading of 4,000 stock units. Caribbean Cream ended with 5,081 shares crossing the exchange, after rising 40 cents to end at $4, Consolidated Bakeries declined by 2 cents to settle at $1.63 after 721 units traded, Everything Fresh climbed 2 cents and exchanged 52,000 shares at $1.05. Express Catering shed 42 cents in trading of 24,414 units at $6.18, Fontana closed 2 cents higher at $7.05, with 138,352 stock units changing hands, Fosrich gained 12 cents to end at $4.32, with an exchange of 5,601 stock units. General Accident closed trading of 4,667 units and gained 39 cents to end at $6.75, GWest Corporation lost 17 cents in trading of 23,500 units at $1.01. Honey Bun closed trading of 11,250 units and gained 20 cents to end at $8.70. Indies Pharma declined 7 cents in swapping 92,855 units at $2.93, Iron Rock Insurance dipped 2 cents in trading of 2,414 units at $3.98, ISP Finance fell by $7.40 to settle at $22.10, Jetcon Corporation ended trading with 49,153 shares, after rising 5 cents to end at $1.55. Key Insurance climbed 2 cents and exchanged 146,242 shares at $3.80, KLE Group ended market activity exchanging 2,113 shares to close at $2.04 after falling 6 cents, Lasco Distributors closed 4 cents higher at $3.21, trading 100 stock units. Lasco Financial ended with 300 shares changing hands, after rising 8 cents to end at $4.10, Lasco Manufacturing ended market activity exchanging 39,572 shares to close at $4.18 after falling 30 cents. Limners and Bards climbed 3 cents and exchanged 29,860 shares at $2.88, Lumber Depot closed with a loss of 3 cents at $1.67, in swapping 438,893 shares. MailPac ended with a loss of 1 cent at $2.09 with 434,121 stock units changing hands, Main Event dipped 10 cents trading 88,629 units at $6.30, Medical Disposables ended trading with 7,000 shares, after rising 5 cents to end at $6.75. Paramount Trading lost 17 cents transferring 39,200 shares to close at $1.73, SSL Venture added 3 cents in exchanging 469,165 shares at $1.23 and Stationery and Office Supplies fell $1.14 in trading 16,974 units to close at $9.01.

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

Sharp rise in Junior Market index

Junior Market activities ended on Monday with 26 securities changing hands, from 29 on Friday, resulting in an exchange of 883,148 units valued at $4,794,911 compared to 2,703,365 units valued at $18,646,706 on Friday.
At the close, the market index gained 37.52 points to close at 3,411.59, resulting from gains in 9 securities and declines in 11 while the prices of 7 remained unchanged and moving the market’s average PE to 12.6.
Trading ended with an average of 33,967 units for an average of $184,420 in contrast to 93,219 units for an average of $642,990 on Friday. In contrast, November closed with an average of 120,579 shares at $506,880 for each security exchanged
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator with 2 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial dropped $6.68 trading 10,522 units to finish at $30, Caribbean Flavours lost $2.26 to end at $15.64 with a mere 50 units crossing the market. Derrimon Trading gained just 3 cents to end at $2.62 with 149,264 stock units changing hands, Dolphin Cove closed with a rise of only 1 cent at $11.11, in swapping of 589 shares. Elite Diagnostic added 8 cents and exchanged 86,142 shares at $5.40, Express Catering dropped 38 cents after exchanging 43,365 shares at $6. Fontana closed trading of 16,028, units, but fell 30 cents to end at $7.50, GWest Corporation ended with 5,000 shares trading, after rising 6 cents to end at $1.06. Honey Bun closed 50 cents higher at $7.50, with 63,788 stock units crossing the exchange, Indies Pharma traded 5,536 shares and rose 25 cents and close at $3.35. ISP Finance traded 302 shares after falling 31 cents to end at $31.99, KLE Group gained 13 cents in trading of 200 units at $1.53, Lasco Distributors closed trading of 9,000 units and gained 40 cents to end at $3.90. Lasco Financial closed trading of 17,100 units and shed 9 cents to end at $4.41, Lasco Manufacturing exchanged 171,733 shares, after rising 17 cents to end at $5.22, Limners and Bards lost 5 cents and traded 7,500 shares at $2.95. Paramount Trading rose 2 cents in transferring 38,656 stock units at $1.98, Stationery and Office Supplies fell 5 cents in trading of 16,904 units at $11 and tTech exchanged 8,000 shares at $6 with the fall of 1 cent.

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

Junior Market in deep dive

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Investors drove the Junior Market Index down 67.60 points to close at 3,293.42 on Monday after pushing the prices of 20 securities lower and just 4 higher while leaving the prices of 10 unchanged and the market’s PE at 14.3.
The decline is consistent with the market movement in the past with the advent of new initial public offerings on the market as investors seek funds to buy into them. Currently, there are five offerings to sell shares in the market.
The number of securities changing hands rose to 34 from 30 on Friday, resulting in an exchange of 1,518,746 units valued $8,756,192, compared to 5,647,257 units amounting to $26,657,444 on Friday.
Trading ended with an average of 44,669 units for an average of $257,535 in contrast to 188,242 units for an average of $888,581 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 109,101 shares at $554,821 and previously 116,237 units at $587,745, for each security traded. In contrast, October closed with an average of 186,927 units valued at $788,734 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator with 3 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial ended with a loss of $1 and ended at a 52 weeks’ low of $30 with 10,900 stock units changing hands, AMG Packaging fell 10 cents in trading of 3,780 units at $1.90, Blue Power swapped 3,780 shares and declined 59 cents to settle at $6.81. Caribbean Flavours shed 9 cents in trading of 8,000 units at $12.31. Cargo Handlers ended market activity exchanging 6,007 shares to close at $10.05 after falling 45 cents. Caribbean Producers lost 5 cents in trading 57,760 shares to close at $4.70, Derrimon Trading closed 2 cents higher at $2.57, with 77,361 stock units trading, Everything Fresh added 8 cents and exchanged 114,425 shares at $1.10, Express Catering shed 30 cents in trading of 11,734 units at $6. Fontana exchanged 294,026 and declined by 16 cents to settle at $6.84, General Accident dropped $1.50 in trading 68,119 shares to close at $6.50, GWest Corporation dipped 2 cents with 2,942 units changing hands at 98 cents, Honey Bun closed with a loss of 50 cents at $6.50, in swapping of 4,213 shares. iCreate ended trading with 14,000 shares, after rising 1 cent to end at 69 cents, Iron Rock Insurance fell 10 cents in trading of 40,000 units at $3.50, ISP Finance ended market activity exchanging 360 shares to close at $32.90 after falling 9 cents. Jetcon Corporation shed 6 cents trading 18,227 units at $1.93, Lasco Distributors declined 28 cents with 19,163 units crossing the exchange at $3.33, Lasco Financial ended market activity exchanging 67,025 shares to close at $4.30 after falling 15 cents. Lasco Manufacturing lost 15 cents in trading 36,574 shares to close at $5.05, Main Event closed trading of 6,189 units and gained 26 cents to end at $5.90. Medical Disposables ended market activity exchanging 25,000 shares to close at $6.75 after falling 25 cents, Paramount Trading shed 2 cents in trading of 1,000 units at $1.85 and Stationery and Office Supplies lost 20 cents in trading of 113,564 units to close at $11.

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

Junior Market stable – Friday

Junior Market Index closed trading on Friday with the prices of 10 securities advancing, 15 declining and 5 remaining unchanged, leading the Junior Market Index to eke out a minor rise of 0.72 points to close at 3,361.02.
On Friday, 30 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 5,647,257 units valued at $26,657,444, compared to 3,576,032 units valued at $15,984,300 from 28 securities on Thursday.
Trading ended with an average of 188,242 units for an average of $888,581 in contrast to 127,715 units for an average of $570,868 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 116,237 shares at $587,745 and previously 108,439 shares at $555,164, for each security traded. In contrast, October closed with an average of 186,927 units valued at $788,734 for each security changing hands.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator with 3 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial fell 60 cents to settle at 52 weeks’ low of $31 with 4,220 shares changing hands, Blue Power traded 400 shares, after rising 40 cents to end at $7.40, Caribbean Flavours lost $2.10 in trading 17,760 units at $12.40, Caribbean Producers added 5 cents in exchanging 510,474 shares at $4.75. Dolphin Cove shed 10 cents trading 9,000 units at $10.90, Derrimon Trading declined by 5 cents to settle at $2.55 after 72,200 shares crossed the market, Elite Diagnostic lost 20 cents in trading of 11,259 units at $5.50, Everything Fresh shed 21 cents in trading of 53,433 units at $1.02. Fosrich declined by 19 cents in trading of 23,627 units to close at $4.70, Fontana fell 20 cents exchanging 60,495 units at $7, General Accident ended trading with 553,622 shares, after rising 20 cents to end at $8. Honey Bun traded 66,789 units and gained 55 cents to end at $7. iCreate lost 1 cent in closing at 68 cents with 40,500 stock units changing hands, Indies Pharma gained 29 cents to close at $3.35, with 1,878,500 stock units passing through the market. Iron Rock Insurance lost 10 cents in transferring 1,000 units at $3.60, ISP Finance closed at $32.99 after jumping $2.99 in trading 1,000 shares. Jamaican Teas climbed 37 cents and exchanged 1,150,008 shares at $6.30 after reporting strong full-year results, Key Insurance fell 20 cents in trading of 1,800 units at $3.30. Lasco Distributors ended trading with 568,151 shares, and rose 31 cents to end at $3.61, Lasco Manufacturing climbed 20 cents and exchanged 362,459 shares at $5.20, Limners and Bards fell 16 cents in trading of 25,784 units at $2.72, Main Event lost 48 cents with 2,114 units crossing the exchange at $5.64. Medical Disposables closed trading of 1,290 units and gained 30 cents to end at $7, Paramount Trading shed 13 cents in trading of 37,100 units at $1.87 and tTech lost $1.40 in trading 18,689 shares to close at $5.50.

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

Junior Market trading jumps – Wednesday

Junior Market trading closed with 28 securities changing hands on Wednesday, resulting in an exchange of 4,967,518 units valued at $25,373,913, compared to 1,312,567 units valued at $6,552,084 from 29 securities Passing through the market on Tuesday.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 10 securities advanced, 12 declined and 6 remained unchanged. The Junior Market Index advanced by 14.05 points to close at 3,398.90.
Trading ended with an average of 177,411 units for an average of $906,211 in contrast to 45,261 units for an average of $225,934 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 97,258 shares at $528,565 and previously 97,258 shares at $528,565, for each security traded. In contrast, October closed with an average of 186,927 units valued at $788,734 for each security.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator with 4 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial ended trading with 7,121 shares, after rising 50 cents to end at $32, Blue Power closed with a loss of 5 cents at $7.90, in the swapping of 2,429 stock units, Caribbean Flavours dropped $3.50 while exchanging just 1,000 shares at $14.50. Caribbean Producers traded 3,377,581 shares and declined by 10 cents to settle at $4.70, Derrimon Trading ended market activity exchanging 128,184 shares to close at $2.60 after falling 9 cents, Dolphin Cove climbed to $11.75 after a gain of $1.25 with 96,722 shares changing hands. Everything Fresh fell 1 cent to $1.14 with 10,000 stock units crossing the exchange, Express Catering climbed 30 cents and exchanged 11,971 shares at $6.70, Fosrich closed trading of 11,962 units and gained 19 cents to end at $4.89. GWest Corporation traded 5,000 shares, after rising 20 cents to close at $1, Honey Bun fell 14 cents to $6.45, after swapping of 5,500 shares, Indies Pharma gained 2 cents to close at $3.12, with 101,118 stock units trading, ISP Finance lost $3 in trading 2,200 shares to close at $30. Jamaican Teas dipped 2 cents in trading of 13,261 units at $6.20, Lasco Distributors shed 18 cents in trading of 318,006 units at $3.40, Lasco Financial closed 29 cents higher at $5.29, with an exchange of 15,000 stock units. Lasco Manufacturing lost 20 cents in trading of 64,065 units at $5, Limners and Bards ended market activity exchanging 662 shares to close at $2.94 after falling 4 cents, Main Event ended trading with 19,340 shares, after rising 77 cents to end at $6.12. Stationery and Office Supplies ended market activity exchanging 212,491 shares to close at $11.03 after falling $1.47 and tTech ended trading with 34,206 shares, after rising 60 cents to end at $6.90.
In the Junior Market preference segment, CAC2000 closed 2 cents higher at $1.10, with 9,800 stock units trading.

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

Junior Market trading drops 82% – Tuesday

Investors pushed trading sharply lower by 82 percent on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Tuesday with an exchange of 1,312,567 units valued at $6,552,084, compared to 7,175,205 units for $36,704,045 on Monday, leading to slippage in the market index.
The market ended on with 29 securities trading, versus 28 changing hands on Monday, resulting in the prices of 8 securities advancing, 9 declining and 12 remaining unchanged with the Junior Market Index declined by 23.21 points to close at 3,384.85. The market closed with negative sentiments for the second day, as shown by the IC bid-offer Indicator as the market approaches resistance above the current level.
Trading ended with an average of 45,261 units for $225,934 each security traded in contrast to 256,257 units for an average of $1,310,859 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 97,258 shares at $528,565 and previously 105,112 shares at $574,274, for each security traded. In contrast, October closed with an average of 186,927 units valued at $788,734 for each security.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading was heavily weighted to a decline in the market on Tuesday with just 3 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 9 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Blue Power lost 5 cents in trading of 2,500 units at $7.95, Caribbean Cream gained 15 cents to end at $4.05, with 117,444 stock units trading, Everything Fresh lost 2 cents exchanging 23,310 units at $1.15, Express Catering lost 10 cents with 61,893 shares crossing the market to close at $6.40. Fosrich dipped 10 cents in trading 19,574 units at $4.70, General Accident shed 15 cents in swapping of 31,696 units at $7.85, GWest Corporation lost 26 cents in trading 23,000 shares to close at 0.80 cents, iCreate ended with a loss of 1 cent at 0.69 with 51,306 stock units changing hands. Indies Pharma closed 6 cents higher at $3.10, in trading 20,000 shares, Iron Rock Insurance exchanged 540 units and gained 9 cents to end at $3.70, ISP Finance climbed to an all-time high of $33 after jumping $6 with 6,667 shares changing hands. Jetcon Corporation exchanged 200 shares and gained 3 cents to end at $1.80, Knutsford Express traded 2,600 shares, after rising 20 cents to end at $10.85, Lasco Distributors closed 28 cents higher at $3.58, with 261,904 stock units changing hands, Lasco Financial fell 10 cents in trading 1,195 units at $5. Main Event fell 75 cents and exchanged 6,718 shares to close at $ 5.35, Medical Disposables lost 95 cents in trading 2,000 stock units to close at $7. Paramount Trading dropped 25 cents in swapping 21,000 units at $1.85 and Stationery and Office Supplies rose 18 cents to close at $12.50, with 50,100 stock units crossing the exchange.

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

Sharp jump for Junior Market on Friday

Junior Market trading positively with higher highs and higher lows

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market jumped by a sharp 52.12 points to 3,404.27 on Friday with 9 securities gaining, 9 falling and 7 remaining unchanged.
The market closed with 25 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 1,150,661 units valued at $4,145,571, compared to 3,148,377 units valued $25,692,771 from 30 securities trading on Thursday.
Trading ended with an average of 46,026 units for an average of $165,823 in contrast to 104,946 units for an average of $856,426 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 79,306 shares at $448,516 and previously 85,292 shares at $499,360, for each security traded. In contrast, October closed with an average of 186,927 units valued at $788,734 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 7 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging shed 14 cents in trading 52,000 units to close at $1.90, Caribbean Producers lost 29 cents to end at $4.51, in swapping of 52,000 shares, Consolidated Bakeries ended with a loss of 1 cent at $1.74 with 40,000 stock units changing hands. Dolphin Cove climbed $1 to settle at $10 with an exchange of 100 shares, Derrimon Trading rose 9 cents and exchanged 298,418 shares and finished at $2.69. Elite Diagnostic rose 28 cents and swapped 10,650 shares at $5.78. Everything Fresh rose 7 cents with 156,568 shares changing hands at $1.25, Fontana ended market activity exchanging 101,689 shares to close at $7.23 after falling 27 cents. General Accident closed trading of 21,635 units and gained 64 cents to end at $8.15, GWest Corporation closed 9 cents higher at $1.14, with 809 stock units crossing the exchange. Honey Bun lost 30 cents in trading 40,000 units to land at $6.30, iCreate declined 5 cents in trading of 101,598 units at 65 cents, ISP Finance gained $2 to end at $27 with an exchange of 10,200 stock units, Jamaican Teas ended with a loss of 1 cent at $6.24 with 4,510 stock units changing hands. Jetcon Corporation declined by 19 cents trading of 44,000 units at $1.80, Lasco Manufacturing climbed 15 cents as it exchanged 266 shares at $5.35, Limners and Bards added 2 cents, trading 24,700 shares at $2.74 and Stationery and Office Supplies lost 20 cents in trading 10,380 stock units to close at $12.30.

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

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.