Junior Market at 8¾ months high

The Junior Market Index rose 13.46 points to close at 3,106.56, the highest point since closing at 3,126.33 points on November 6, last year.
At the close 27 securities changed hands, compared to 28 on Friday as 10 advanced, 13 declined and 4 remained unchanged leading to 1,680,855 units valued at $8,331,767 trading, compared to 1,107,171 units valued $5,663,225 on Friday.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading had 4 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
Trading closed with an average of 62,254 units for an average of $308,584 in contrast to 39,542 units for an average of $202,258 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 155,454 units valued at $659,264 and 161,147 units valued at $663,703 on the previous trading day. Trading in June, ended with an average of 139,543 units, valued at $671,002 for each security traded.
At the close of trading, Access Financial gained 30 cents and closed at $47, trading 1,200 shares, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 2 cents at $1.96, while exchanging 1,830 stock units, Blue Power jumped $4.01 to end at $40, with 100 units trading, CAC 2000 finished 90 cents higher at $10, with 11,067 shares changing hands, Cargo Handlers climbed 56 cents to $10.89, trading 1,492 shares. Caribbean Producers finished trading 29 cents higher at $5.99, with 55,100 units, C2W Music ended with a loss of 29 cents at $1.71, swapping 26,583 shares, Derrimon Trading concluded trading $3 higher to a 52 weeks’ high of $23.50, with 4,800 shares being exchanged, Dolphin Cove finished with a loss of 50 cents at $16.50, after 1,220 stock units traded. Elite Diagnostic settled with a loss of 5 cents at $2.85, trading 17,000 units, Everything Fresh traded 58,725 shares and lost 13 cents to end at $1.95, Express Catering traded 54,008 shares and rose 15 cents to $7.95, FosRich Group finished trading at $2.97, with 300 shares, General Accident exchanged 15,600 stock units and closed at $3.15. GWest Corporation ended with a loss of 15 cents at $2.20, swapping 6,589 units, Honey Bun concluded trading with a loss of 46 cents at $4.50, with 2,787 shares, Jamaican Teas ended trading 12,122 stock units and rose 24 cents to $4.75, Jetcon Corporation traded at $4, with 170,000 units. Knutsford Express ended with a loss of 35 cents at $11.60, with 13,153 shares trading, Lasco Distributors concluded trading with a loss of 6 cents at $3.74, with 41,946 stock units, Lasco Financial finished 1 cent higher at $5.06, trading 1,070,500 units, Lasco Manufacturing settled with a loss of 3 cents at $4.02, after exchanging 40,991 shares. Main Event ended trading 1,630 shares at $7.45, Medical Disposables traded 15,000 shares and rose 9 cents to $5.60, Paramount Trading finished trading with a loss of 4 cents at $2.96, while exchanging 40,000 stock units and Stationery and Office closed with a loss of 50 cents at $8, trading 8,959 units. In the junior market preference segment, Eppley 9.5% finished with a loss of 2 cents at $5.98, with 8,153 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Volume falls on Junior Market – Friday

Junior market volume contracts.

The number of securities trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Friday climbed to 28, compared to just 22 changing hands on Thursday, but volume and value fell 52 percent and over.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 10 securities advanced, 9 declined and 9 remained unchanged leading the Junior Market Index to rise 6.35 points to 3,093.10. Trading resulted in an exchange of 1,107,171 units valued at $5,663,225 compared to 2,324,843 units valued at $12,333,157 on Thursday.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading had 3 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 8 with lower offers.
Trading closed with an average of just 39,542 units for an average of $202,258 in contrast to 105,675 units for an average of $560,598 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 161,147 units valued at $663,703 and previously, 169,372 units valued at $694,911. Trading in June, ended with an average of 139,543 units, valued at $671,002 for each security traded.
At the close of trading, Access Financial closed at $46.70, trading 2,500 shares, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 2 cents at $1.98, in exchanging 56,013 stock units, CAC 2000 rose 10 cents to end at $9.10, with 2,407 shares changing hands, Cargo Handlers gained 33 cents to close at $10.33, trading 179,074 shares, Caribbean Cream ended trading with a loss of 50 cents at $5.30, with 65,795 shares. Caribbean Flavours traded 60 cents higher at $12.70, with 6,000 stock units being exchanged, Caribbean Producers finished trading with a loss of 10 cents at $5.70, with 2,000 units, Consolidated Bakeries closed 5 cents higher at $2.10, with 7,500 shares, C2W Music ended at $2, with 2,250 shares. Derrimon Trading concluded trading at $20.50, with 7,545 shares, Elite Diagnostic settled at $2.90, with 29,475 units changing hands, Everything Fresh traded 91,598 shares and gained 8 cents to end at $2.08, Express Catering traded 10 cents higher at $7.80, with 12,945 shares, FosRich Group finished trading with a gain of 55 cents at $2.97, with 40,147 shares. General Accident closed 5 cents higher at $3.15, with 48,812 stock units trading, GWest Corporation ended with a loss of 5 cents at $2.35, exchanging 3,869 units, Honey Bun concluded trading with a loss of 4 cents at $4.96, after 1,272 shares changed hands, Jamaican Teas declined 49 cents to $4.51, with 29,000 stock units trading. Jetcon Corporation traded 44,268 units and lost 10 cents to close at $4, KLE Group closed at $2.90, trading 30,137 shares, Knutsford Express ended 40 cents higher at $11.95, exchanging 8,585 shares, Lasco Distributors concluded trading at $3.80, with 296,375 stock units changing hands. Lasco Financial traded just 262 units and finished with a loss of 5 cents at $5.05, Main Event ended trading at $7.45, with 17,284 shares, Medical Disposables traded 48,807 shares with a loss of 49 cents at $5.51, Paramount Trading finished trading 16,539 stock units at $3 and Stationery and Office rose 50 cents to $8.50, exchanging 6,420 units. In the junior market preference segment, Derrimon Trading 9% preference share ended at $2.50, with 50,292 stock units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

9 all for Junior Market – Thursday

The evenness of the advance decline ratio in trading on Thursday pretty much sums up trading on the Junior Market as the market index hardly moved, closing just 1.20 points down to close at 3,086.75 after the prices of 9 securities advanced, 9 declined and 4 remained unchanged.
At the close of market activities,22 securities changed hands, resulting in an exchange of just 2,324,843 units valued at $12,333,157 compared to 737,126 units valued at $3,562,822 on Wednesday.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading had 3 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
Trading closed with an average of just 105,675 units for an average of $560,598 in contrast to 40,951 units for an average of $197,935 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 169,372 units valued at $694,911 and previously, 172,947 units valued at $702,449. Trading in June, ended with an average of 139,543 units, valued at $671,002 for each security traded.
At the close of trading, Cargo Handlers traded 106,070 shares and gained 35 cents to $10, Caribbean Cream ended trading 20,600 units, rising b 30 cents to $5.80, Caribbean Flavours traded with a rise of 10 cents to $12.10, with 2,900 stock units changing hands, Caribbean Producers added 30 cents in exchanging 5,000 units at $5.80, C2W Music ended at $2, with 10,200 shares traded. Derrimon Trading concluded trading with a loss of 50 cents at $20.50, with 1,500 shares, Elite Diagnostic settled 10 cents higher at $2.90, with 29,004 units, Express Catering traded with a loss of 10 cents at $7.70, with 2,538 shares changing hands, FosRich Group fell 13 cents to $2.42, trading 34,309 shares. Honey Bun concluded trading 30 cents higher at $5, with 8,300 shares changing hands, Jamaican Teas traded 6,406 stock units at $5, Jetcon Corporation closed at $4.10, with 29,139 units, Key Insurance climbed 45 cents to $3.47, exchanging just 1,000 shares. KLE Group closed at $2.90, with 72,767 shares, Knutsford Express ended with a loss of 5 cents at $11.55, with 3,133 shares, Lasco Distributors declined 20 cents to $3.80, trading 1,227,017 stock units, Lasco Financial finished with a loss of 10 cents at $5.10, with 2,100 units. Lasco Manufacturing settled 5 cents higher at $4.05, with 86,223 shares, Main Event ended trading with a loss of 20 cents at $7.45, after 3,079 shares crossed over the exchnage, Medical Disposables jumped 98 cents to $6, with just 200 shares being traded, while Stationery and Office closed with a loss of 50 cents at $8, as investors sold off 656,458 shares and tTech concluded trading with a loss of 15 cents at $5.25, with 16,900 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Junior Market climbs 30 points – Wednesday

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Junior market volume contracting as selling volume decline.

The Junior Market closed trading on Wednesday with the index advancing 30.12 points to close at 3,087.95 after the prices of 9 securities advanced, 2 declined and 7 remained unchanged.
At the close of market activities,18 securities changed hands, resulting in an exchange of just 737,126 units valued at $3,562,822 compared to only 1,131,911 units valued $4,659,737, from 23 securities changing hands on Tuesday. C2W Music traded at a 52 weeks’ high of $2.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, as was the case at the close on Thursday signs continue to be good for a continuation of gains when trading resumes, with a very positive Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading of 8 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
Trading closed with an average of just 40,951 units for an average of $197,935 in contrast to 49,214 units for an average of $202,597 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 172,947 units valued at $702,449 and previously, 179,299 units valued at $726,731. Trading in June, ended with an average of 139,543 units, valued at $671,002 for each security traded.
The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 172,947 units valued at $702,449 and previously, 179,299 units valued at $726,731. Trading in June, ended with an average of 139,543 units, valued at $671,002 for each security traded.
At the close of trading, Access Financial closed in trading 550 shares at $46.70, Caribbean Cream ended trading with a loss of 99 cents at $5.50, with 25,461 units, C2W Music ended 50 cents higher at a 52 weeks’ high of $2, with 10,200 shares, Derrimon Trading concluded trading at $21, with 27,855 stock units, Dolphin Cove climbed $1 higher at $17, trading 2,800 shares. Elite Diagnostic settled at $2.80, with 51,331 units being traded, Everything Fresh traded 106,055 shares and gained 5 cents to end at $2.
Express Catering traded 123,443 units and gained 30 cents to end at $7.80, FosRich Group finished trading with a loss of 16 cents at $2.55, exchanging 35,905 shares, General Accident closed at $3.10, with 200,000 stock units changing hands. Honey Bun concluded trading 1,005 shares and rose 5 cents to $4.70, ISP Finance settled at $16 after $1 with 5,597 shares trading, Jamaican Teas ended trading 13,938 stock units at $5, Jetcon Corporation traded 31,940 units at $4.10. Lasco Distributors gained 5 cents to close at $4, in exchanging 58,355 stock units, Lasco Financial close with 6,069 units trading and rose 20 cents to end at $5.20, Lasco Manufacturing settled at $4, exchanging 36,120 shares and Stationery and Office closed 55 cents higher at $8.50, with 502 units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Junior Market volume climbs on Tuesday

The Junior Market closed trading on Tuesday with 23 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of just 1,131,911 units valued $4,659,737, compared to 363,861 shares valued $1,682,885, from 24 securities changing hands on Monday.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, as was the case at the close on Thursday signs continue to be good for a continuation of gains when trading resumes, with a very positive Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading of 7 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 11 securities advanced, 7 declined and 5 remained unchanged leading the Junior Market Index to gain 12.07 points to 3,057.83.
Trading closed with an average of just 49,214 units for an average of $202,597 in contrast to 15,161 units for an average of $70,120 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 179,299 units valued at $726,731 and previously 187,823 units valued at $761,076. Trading in June, ended with an average of 139,543 units, valued at $671,002 for each security traded.
At the close of trading, Access Financial rose 30 cents to $46.70, in an exchange of 815 shares, Caribbean Cream climbed 49 cents to close at $6.49, trading 17,772 shares, Caribbean Flavours traded 2,000 stock units, rising 31 cents to $12, Caribbean Producers added 10 cents to close at $5.50, with 134,225 units trading, Derrimon Trading concluded trading 10,387 shares and close 50 cents higher at $21. Dolphin Cove gained 10 cents in closing at $16, with 5,000 stock units, Elite Diagnostic settled with a loss of 10 cents at $2.80, while exchanging 17,106 units, Eppley ended trading at $9.98, with 2,147 shares, Everything Fresh traded 166,000 shares and lost 5 cents to end at closing low of $1.95. Express Catering traded 38,000 shares and rose 20 cents to $7.50. FosRich Group finished trading 68,368 shares and lost 4 cents to end at $2.71, General Accident closed 5 cents higher at $3.10, with 19,696 stock units changing hands, GWest Corporation ended with a loss of 1 cent at $2.40, trading 244,676 units, Honey Bun concluded trading 13 cents higher at $4.65, exchanging 74,653 shares. Iron Rock finished at $3.10, with 27,100 shares, Jamaican Teas ended with a loss of 29 cents at $5, trading 17,659 stock units, Jetcon Corporation closed at $4.10, trading 2,500 units, Knutsford Express ended with a loss of 40 cents at $11.60, with 3,394 shares changing hands. Lasco Distributors concluded trading 45,118 stock units and rose 3 cents to $3.95, Lasco Financial finished exchanging 206,700 units at $5, Lasco Manufacturing settled at $4, trading 5,880 shares, Stationery and Office closed with a loss of 4 cents at $7.95, with 3,692 units and tTech concluded trading 8 cents higher at $5.40, with 19,023 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Volume plunged on Junior Market

The Junior Market closed trading on Monday with 24 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of just 363,861 shares valued $1,682,885, compared to 780,012 units valued at $3,632,523, from 26 securities changing hands on Friday.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, as was the case at the close on Thursday signs continue to be good for a continuation of gains when trading resumes, with a very positive Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading of 9 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 9 securities advanced, 7 declined and 6 remained unchanged leading the Junior Market Index to decline 4.90 points to 3,045.76.
Trading closed with an average of just 15,161 units for an average of $70,120 in contrast to 30,000 units for an average of $139,712 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 187,823 units valued at $761,076 and previously 200,496 units valued at $811,788. Trading in June, ended with an average of 139,543 units, valued at $671,002 for each security traded.
At the close of trading, AMG Packaging ended at $2 after rising 3 cents with 6,582 stock units changing hands, Blue Power dropped $4.01 to $35.99, in exchanging 2,000 units, Cargo Handlers settled 16 cents higher at $9.65, with 391 shares, Caribbean Flavours traded 5,000 stock units at $11.69, Caribbean Producers finished trading 13 cents higher at $5.40, as 2,124 units changing hands. Consolidated Bakeries closed trading with 20,550 shares and gained 5 cents at $2.05, C2W Music ended with a loss of 20 cents at $1.50, while exchanging 26,000 shares, Elite Diagnostic lost 6 cents to end at $2.90, trading 27,749 units, Express Catering traded with a loss of 4 cents at $7.30, exchanging 5,000 shares. Everything Fresh traded 4,173 shares after gaining 4 cents to close at $2. FosRich Group rose 4 cents to $2.75, trading 100 shares, General Accident closed at $3.05, with 7,454 stock units, GWest Corporation ended at $2.41, with 12,076 units, Jamaican Teas ended trading 10,000 stock units at $5.29. Jetcon Corporation traded 5,442 units and lost 5 cents at $4.10, KLE Group gained 5 cents to $2.90, with 10,000 shares, Knutsford Express ended at $12, with 200 shares, Lasco Distributors concluded trading with a loss of 28 cents at $3.92, with 16,098 stock units. Lasco Financial finished trading 39,963 units at $5, Lasco Manufacturing settled at $4, while exchanging 34,250 shares, Medical Disposables traded with a loss of 23 cents at $5.02, with 23,000 shares, Paramount Trading finished trading 10,000 stock units with a rise of 2 cents to end at $3 and Stationery and Office closed 2 cents higher at $7.99, with 58,459 units trading. In the junior market preference segment, Eppley closed at $6, with 17,250 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

2 new IC TOP 10 listings

This weeks’ review comes against the back drop of the main market hitting a record high on Friday in the morning session and the Junior market continuing to eke out modest gains.
Unlike last week when there are several changes to the TOP stocks, there are only two new additions this week. Victoria Mutual Investments and Jamaican Teas are out of the TOP 10 with Berger Paints that fell in price to $18.76 and Caribbean Cream are back in the TOP 10 lists.
TOP 10 stocks are likely to deliver the best returns within a 12 months period. Stocks are selected based on projected earnings for each company’s current fiscal year. Based on an assumed PE for each, the likely gains are determined and then ranked, with the stocks with the highest potential gains ranked first followed by the rest, in descending order. Potential values will change as stock prices fluctuate and will result in movements of the selection in and out of the lists for most weeks. Earnings per share are revised on an ongoing basis based on new information received that can result in changes in and out of the list as well.
The past week saw a few results being posted and more are expected this week, including NCB Financial and Proven Investments that entered the TOP 10 last week, both are expected to report positive gains with NCB continuing from increases seen up to the second quarter and Proven that President, Christopher Williams informed IC Insider.com is performing well in all divisions, see Collapse of the JSE US market.
The PE ratio for Junior Market Top stocks averages 7.4 compared to an average PE for the overall market of 11.8, based on 2018 estimated earnings and the main market PE stands at 7.5 for the top stocks, compared to a market average of 12.5, this is a good indication of the level of undervaluation of these stocks.
IC Insider.com last week stated that there are warning signs of a tsunami that is on the way for the market. During last week one more sign came to the fore with a sharp drop in Treasury bill rates again, this coupled with scarcity of supply for many stocks. Investors seem to be going about their business as if prices will remain around current levels for a prolonged period. Late comers to buying stocks who try to join the party will find get stocks but at a much higher prices as the year rolls on and that is confirmed by technical indicators in both the Main and Junior markets.
The TOP 10 stocks now trade at an average discount of 37 percent to the average for the Junior Market Top stocks but it’s a third of what the average PE for the year is likely to be of 20 times earnings and main market stocks traded at a discount of 40 percent to the market.

Junior Market pregnant for bull run

Bulls are prowling around Jamaican stocks.

The Junior Market Index rose for the second day by adding 10.31 points to close at 3,050.66 on Friday, as advancing stocks beat out declining ones.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, as was the case at the close on Thursday signs continue to be good for a continuation of gains when trading resumes on Monday with a very positive Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading of 9 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and none with a lower offer.
Trading resulted in an exchange of 780,012 units valued at $3,632,523 compared to 2,301,169 units valued at $10,750,562 on Thursday from 26 securities changing hands, compared to 22 on Thursday. At the close of the market. the prices of 13 securities advanced, 11 declined and 2 traded unchanged.
Trading closed with an average of 30,000 units for an average of $139,712 in contrast to 104,599 units for an average of $488,662 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 200,496 units valued at $811,788 and previously 232,964 units valued at $869,841. June closed with an average of 139,543 units, valued at $671,002 for each security traded.
At the close of trading, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 3 cents at $1.97, trading 3,318 stock units, Cargo Handlers fell 16 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ low of $9.49, in an exchange of 17,500 shares, Caribbean Cream ended trading 25 cents higher at $6, with 10,700 shares trading, Caribbean Producers fell 9 cents to $5.27, exchanging 80,000 units, C2W Music ended 18 cents higher at a 52 weeks’ high of $1.70, trading 18,500 shares. Derrimon Trading concluded trading with a loss of $2.40 at $20.50, after exchanging in 5,000 shares, Dolphin Cove finished 10 cents higher at $15.90, with 500 stock units changing hands, Elite Diagnostic settled 1 cent higher at $2.96, with 117,229 units switching owners, Eppley ended trading with a loss of 2 cents at $9.98, while exchanging 9,616 shares. Everything Fresh traded 103,042 shares at $1.96, Express Catering closed 4 cents higher at $7.34, with 98,894 shares traded, FosRich Group finished trading with 49,576 shares at a loss of 24 cents to $2.71, General Accident closed 2 cents higher at $3.05, after 3,835 stock units crossed the exchange platform, GWest Corporation ended 1 cent higher at $2.41, with 20,000 units. Honey Bun concluded trading with 39,515 shares and rose 1 cent to $4.52, Jamaican Teas ended trading with a loss of 1 cent at $5.29, with 1,790 stock units, Jetcon Corporation traded 12,747 units with a loss of 13 cents at $4.15, Knutsford Express ended 49 cents higher at $12, trading 2,685 shares. Lasco Distributors rose 20 cents to $4.20, with 37,200 stock units trading, Lasco Financial finished at $5, with 38,577 units, Lasco Manufacturing settled 15 cents higher at $4, in exchanging 4,068 shares, Main Event ended trading 1,240 shares, gaining 55 cents to $7.65, Medical Disposables traded 5 cents higher at $5.25, with 20,000 shares, Paramount Trading closed at $2.98, with 12,235 stock units, Stationery and Office closed with a loss of 10 cents at $7.97, as 35,280 units changed ownership and tTech concluded trading with a loss of 18 cents at $5.32, after 36,965 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Losing streak broken for Junior Market

The Junior Market Index climbed 19.37 points to close at 3,040.35 on Thursday, breaking three unbroken days of decline to Wednesday.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, The signs were good for a continuation of gains on Friday with a very positive Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading of 7 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 1 with a lower offer.
Trading resulted in an exchange of 2,301,169 units valued at $10,750,562 compared to 1,512,347 units valued at $7,031,079 on Wednesday as 22 securities changed hands, compared to 20 on Wednesday. At the close of the market. The prices of 11 securities advanced, 5 declined and 6 traded unchanged.
Trading closed with an average of 104,599 units for an average of $488,662 in contrast to 75,617 units for an average of $351,554 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 232,964 units valued at $869,841 and previously 223,946 units valued at $899,898. June closed with an average of 139,543 units, valued at $671,002 for each security traded.
At the close of trading, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 1 cent at $2, trading 855 stock units, Caribbean Flavours traded 9 cents higher at $11.69, with 14,645 stock units changing hands, Caribbean Producers traded 2,746 units at $5.36, Consolidated Bakeries closed at $2, in exchanging 48,713 shares, Derrimon Trading concluded trading $2.90 higher at $22.90, with 30,366 shares. Elite Diagnostic settled at $2.95, with 37,206 units, Eppley climbed $2 to $10, trading 4,000 shares, Express Catering traded 55,414 shares at $7.30, FosRich Group exchanged 104,100 shares and rose 35 cents to $2.95. General Accident closed with a loss of 2 cents at $3.03, after 29,410 stock units traded, Honey Bun concluded trading with a loss of 51 cents at $4.51, with 76,640 shares, Jamaican Teas ended trading 3,800 stock units at $5.30, Jetcon Corporation traded 28 cents higher at $4.28, with 1,454,186 units. Knutsford Express ended 1 cent higher at $11.51, in an exchange of 16,510 shares, Lasco Distributors concluded trading with a loss of 20 cents at $4, in exchanging 72,070 stock units, Lasco Financial finished 10 cents higher at $5, with 80,609 units, Lasco Manufacturing settled at $3.85, with 24,731 shares. Main Event ended trading 25 cents higher at $7.10, with 10,182 shares, Medical Disposables traded 13 cents higher at $5.20, with 16,442 shares and Stationery and Office closed 7 cents higher at $8.07 trading 8,890 units. In the junior market preference segment, Eppley 8.25% concluded trading 11 cents higher at $6.11, with 171,500 units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

More Junior Market losers than winners

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange declined on Wednesday compared with Tuesday’s levels as only 20 securities trading and no company contributing a large trade as occurred on Tuesday.
Trading resulted in an exchange of 1,512,347 units valued at $7,031,079 compared to 3,567,155 units valued at $16,970,111 on Tuesday as 20 securities changed hands, compared to 21 on Tuesday. At the close of the market the prices of 4 securities rose, 7 declined and 9 traded unchanged leading to the market Index declining 8.96 points to close at 3,020.98.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 9 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with a lower offer.
Trading closed with an average of 75,617 units for an average of $351,554 in contrast to 169,865 units for an average of $808,100 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 223,946 units valued at $899,898 and previously 235,400 units valued at $942,241. June closed with an average of 139,543 units, valued at $671,002 for each security traded.
At the close of trading, AMG Packaging ended market activity with a loss of 5 cents at $2.01, trading 5,000 stock units, Caribbean Flavours lost 7 cents to close at $11.60, with 1,500 stock units, Caribbean Producers finished trading 1 cent higher at $5.36, with 734 units, Derrimon Trading concluded trading at $20, with 21,004 shares, Elite Diagnostic settled at $2.95, with 16,011 units. Everything Fresh traded 23,000 shares and lost 5 cents to close at $2.10, FosRich Group finished trading at $2.60, with 8,415 shares, GWest Corporation ended trading 10,919 units at $2.40, Honey Bun closed 2 cents higher at $5.02, trading 10,000 shares, Jamaican Teas ended trading 1,770 stock units at $5.30. Jetcon Corporation traded with a loss of 10 cents at $4, exchanging 35,000 units, KLE Group closed at $2.85, with 550 shares changing hands, Knutsford Express ended at $11.50, with 1,158 shares, Lasco Distributors closed 20 cents higher at $4.20, trading 825,000 stock units. Lasco Financial finished with a loss of 20 cents at $4.90, after exchanging 50,000 units, Lasco Manufacturing settled with a loss of 5 cents at $3.85, with 17,000 shares, Medical Disposables traded 7 cents higher at $5.07, with 423,467 shares being exchanged, Paramount Trading finished trading 3,105 stock units at $2.98 and Stationery and Office closed with a loss of 10 cents at $8, after trading 50,073 units. In the junior market preference segment, Eppley 9.5% preference share ended trading at $6, with 8,641 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.