4% drop for Junior Market in January

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange lost 4 percent in value since the start of the year and would have suffered a greater loss had Fontana that was listed in the dying days of 2018 not added positively to the index.
The closed lower in trading on Thursday as the Junior Market Index declined by 10.08 points to close at 3,118.31 with an increased number of securities changing hands.
Trading ended with 28 securities changing hands, compared with 23 on Wednesday, leading to the prices of 12 securities rising, 10 declining and 6 remaining unchanged.
Market activity, resulted in an exchange of 12,627,615 units valued at $50,730,330, compared to 1,524,611 units valued at $4,663,116, trading on Wednesday.
Trading ended with an average of 450,986 units for an average of $1,811,797 in contrast to 66,287 units for an average of $202,744 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 2,245,428 units valued at $7,372,574 and previously 2,345,317 units valued at $7,695,606, In contrast, December ended with an average of 136,222 units at a value of $737,367 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks ended with higher bids than their last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.
At the close of the day’s activities, Access Financial closed with a loss of $2.50 at $45.50, trading 110,000 shares, AMG Packaging ended 6 cents higher at $2.46, with an exchange of 33,184 stock units, Blue Power concluded trading with 7,507 units and lost 15 cents to end at $4.85, CAC 2000 finished trading 100 shares at $15. Cargo Handlers lost 3 cents to close at $15, with 128,861 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cream ended trading of 14,700 shares with the price rising 55 cents to $5.85, Caribbean Flavours traded 5,620 stock units and rose $1 to end at $19, Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 19 cents at $2.60, with an exchange of 49,631 shares. Elite Diagnostic finished 5 cents higher at $3.05, with an exchange of 36,461 stock units. Everything Fresh traded 23,680 shares to close at $1.80, Express Catering settled 30 cents higher at $7.80, with 77,267 units changing hands, Fontana lost 4 cents to close at $3.45 with 9,633,854 shares changing hands and sucking out a great deal of the supply hanging over the market. FosRich Group ended trading of 14,920 shares and gained 19 cents to $3.95, General Accident traded 235,753 shares and gained 25 cents to close at $4, GWest Corporation finished trading 79,376 shares with a loss of 22 cents at $1.50. Honey Bun closed at $3.90, with 500 stock units changing hands, Indies Pharma rose 5 cents in ending at $3.05, with 346,285 units trading, Jamaican Teas finished 29 cents higher at $4, with an exchange of 3,000 shares, Jetcon Corporation  settled with a loss of 15 cents at $3.15, with 580,985 shares trading. Key Insurance  ended trading 5,590 stock units, with a loss of 10 cents, to end at $3,  Knutsford Express  finished trading of 6,706 shares, at $12.70,  Lasco Distributors  closed 15 cents higher at $3.80, exchanging 507,480 shares, Lasco Financial  ended at $4.50, with 20,544 shares. Lasco Manufacturing  concluded trading with a loss of 15 cents at $3.25, with an exchange of 273,968 stock units, Paramount Trading  ended trading of 244,690 shares, 11 cents higher at $2.20,  Stationery and Office  traded 20,881 shares with a loss of 40 cents to close at $8.60 and tTech gained 1 cent to end at $5, trading 118,072 units. In the junior market preference segment, Derrimon Trading ended at $2.10, with 48,000 stock units changing hands.

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

Junior Market index inched higher – Wednesday

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange made modest gains at the close of trading on Wednesday as the Junior Market Index rose 8.54 points to close at 3,128.39.
Trading ended with 23 securities changing hands, compared with 26 on Tuesday, leading to the prices of 8 securities rising, 10 declining and 5 remaining unchanged.
Market activity, resulted in an exchange of 1,524,611 units valued at $4,663,116, compared to 4,616,653 units valued at $17,157,641, trading on Tuesday.
Trading ended with an average of 66,287 units for an average of $202,744 in contrast to 177,564 units for an average of $659,909 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 2,345,317 units valued at $7,695,606 and previously 2,454,521 units valued at $7,723,173, In contrast, December ended with an average of 136,222 units at a value of $737,367 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 6 stocks ended with higher bids than their last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.
At the close of the day’s activities, Access Financial closed at $48, exchanging 155 shares, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 10 cents at $2.40, with 134,600 stock units changing hands, Blue Power concluded trading of 2,492 units, at $5, Caribbean Cream ended trading with 1,920 shares and losing of 50 cents to close at $5.30. Caribbean Flavours swapped 4,500 stock units with a loss of 1 cent to close at $18, Caribbean Producers finished trading 5,289 units, with a loss of 25 cents to end at $5, Consolidated Bakeries lost 15 cents to close at $1.90, trading 800 shares, Derrimon Trading ended 19 cents higher at $2.79, with an exchange of 121,138 shares. Elite Diagnostic finished exchanging 350 stock units at $3, Everything Fresh traded 99,303 shares to close at $1.80, Express Catering settled 10 cents higher at $7.50, in trading 22,325 units, Fontana rose 9 cents to close at $3.49 with 368,797 shares changing hands. FosRich Group ended trading of 10,461 shares, at $3.76, GWest Corporation finished trading 845 shares with a loss of 4 cents at $1.72, Honey Bun closed 15 cents higher at $3.90, with 33,133 stock units changing hands, Indies Pharma rose 5 cents in ending at $3, with 42,773 units changing hands. Jetcon Corporation  settled 20 cents higher at $3.30, with an exchange of 5,323 shares, Knutsford Express  finished trading 2,900 shares, and rose 70 cents higher to $12.70,  Lasco Distributors  closed with a loss of 8 cents at $3.65, with an exchange of 38,172 shares. Lasco Financial  ended with a loss of 10 cents at $4.50, while trading 232,583 shares, Lasco Manufacturing  concluded trading of 29,461 stock units 1 cent higher at $3.40,  SSL Venture Capital lost 25 cents in exchanging 367,161 shares to close at $1.70 and tTech finished trading with a loss of 1 cent at $4.99, with 130 stock units changing hands.

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

Big drop for Junior Market – Tuesday

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange suffered a big fall at the close of trading on Tuesday with the Junior Market Index dropping 45.86 points to close at 3,119.85.
Trading ended with 26 securities changing hands compared with 25 securities on Monday leading to  the prices of 11 securities advancing, 9 declining and 6 remaining unchanged.
Market activities, resulted in an exchange of 4,616,653 units valued at $17,157,641, compared to 1,406,615 units valued at $5,000,809 trading on Monday.
Trading ended with an average of 177,564 units for an average of $659,909 in contrast to 56,265 units for an average of $200,032 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 2,454,521 units valued at $7,723,173  and previously 2,584,919 units valued at $8,127,677. In contrast, December ended with an average of 136,222 units at a value of $737,367 for each security traded. 
IC bid-offer Indicator|
At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 4 stocks ended with higher bids than their last selling prices and 4 closing with lower offers.
At the close of the day’s activities, Access Financial closed 50 cents higher at $48, trading 225 shares, AMG Packaging ended at $2.50, trading 146,800 stock units, Blue Power concluded trading of 1,001,000 units for a rise of 15 cents to $5, Cargo Handlers settled 2 cents higher at $15.03, with an exchange of 200 shares. Caribbean Cream ended trading of 2,500 shares with a loss of 5 cents to close at $5.80. Caribbean Producers finished trading 2,594 units at $5.25, Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 20 cents at $2.60, with an exchange of 189,979 shares, Dolphin Cove concluded trading 10,000 shares for 4 cents higher at $15.05, Elite Diagnostic finished 5 cents higher at $3, exchanging 7,000 stock units. Everything Fresh gained 14 cents in trading of 258,493 shares to close at $1.80, Express Catering settled with a loss of 40 cents at $7.40, with 45,270 units changing hands, Fontana lost 10 cents to close at $3.40 with 1,747,405 shares changing hands. FosRich Group ended trading at $3.76, in exchanging 52,145 shares, General Accident traded 57,077 shares and rose 25 cents to $3.75, Honey Bun closed with a loss of 7 cents at $3.75, trading 14,671 stock units. Indies Pharma lost 5 cents in ending at $2.95, with 682,906 units changing hands. Jamaican Teas finished 1 cent higher at $3.71, with an exchange 97,211 shares, Jetcon Corporation settled with a loss of 5 cents at $3.10, in trading 27,560 shares, KLE Group traded 5 cents higher at $3.10, with 95,000 units changing hands, Knutsford Express finished trading 19,903 shares with a loss of $1.30 cents at $12. Lasco Distributors closed with a loss of 7 cents at $3.73, with an exchange of 14,152 shares, Lasco Financial ended 10 cents higher at $4.60, with 49,851 shares trading, Lasco Manufacturing concluded trading of 4,541 stock units at $3.39. Main Event rose 45 cents in trading 10,218 units at $6.95, Stationery and Office ended trading at $9, as 69,852 shares changed owners and tTech finished trading at $5, with 10,100 stock units changing hands.

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

More slippage for Junior Market – Monday

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Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended with 25 securities changing hands on Monday compared with 26 securities changing hands on Friday as the market see\ms to be in a consolidating mood.
Trading ended on Monday with the prices of 8 securities advancing, 8 declining and 9 remaining unchanged leading the Junior Market index to slip by6.66 points to close at 3,165.71.
Market activities resulted in an exchange of 1,406,615 shares with a value of $5,000,809 compared to 1,993,202 units carrying a value of $6,873,532 trading on Friday.
Trading ended with an average of 56,265 units for an average of $200,032 in contrast to 76,662 units for an average of $264,367 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 2,584,919 units valued at $8,127,677 and previously 2,732,277 units valued at $8,589,661, In contrast, December ended with an average of 136,222 units at a value of $737,367 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 4 stocks ended with higher bids than their last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.
At the close of the day’s activities, Access Financial closed at $47.50, in trading 2,357 shares, AMG Packaging rose 11 cents to $2.50, with 171,389 stock units changing hands, Caribbean Cream ended trading just 133 shares at $5.85.  Derrimon Trading ended 15 cents higher at $2.80, with an exchange of 119,141 shares, Elite Diagnostic finished with a loss of 5 cents at $2.95, trading 36,297 stock units. Everything Fresh declined by 29 cents in trading of 11,700 shares to close at $1.66, Express Catering settled with a loss of 17 cents at $7.80, with an exchange of 17,600 units, Fontana gained 14 cents to close at $3.50 with 495,371 shares changing hands. FosRich Group ended trading 13,042 shares at $3.76, Honey Bun closed 7 cents higher at $3.82, with an exchange of 19,943 stock units, Indies Pharma lost 5 cents in ending at $3, with 103,389 units changing hands, Iron Rock ended with a loss of 25 cents at $4.45, with 4,302 units trading. ISP Finance  concluded trading with a loss of $2 to $11, with 6,800 shares changing hands, Jamaican Teas  closed at $3.70, trading 6,850 shares, Jetcon Corporation settled at $3.15, with an exchange of 50,100 shares, KLE Group traded 76,000 units and rose 25 cents higher to $3.05, Knutsford Express  finished trading of 2,590 shares, and jumped $1.30 to $13.30.  Lasco Distributors  closed at $3.80, trading 72,693 shares, Lasco Financial  ended with a loss of 4 cents at $4.50, with 21,626 shares changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing  concluded trading 17 cents higher at $3.39, with 36,800 stock units. Main Event finished at $6.50, exchanging 16,393 units, Paramount Trading ended 4 cents higher at $2.09, trading 62,263 shares, SSL Venture Capital exchanged 22,706 shares to close at $1.95 and Stationery and Office traded 44,130 shares at $9,. In the junior market preference segment, CAC 2000 lost 16 cents and closed at $1, with 3,000 shares changing hands.

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

 

Junior Market down again – Friday

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Friday ended with 26 securities changing hands, up from 22 securities changing hands on Thursday and resulted in the prices of 9 securities advancing, 13 declining and 4 remaining unchanged. The Junior Market index fell 4.39 points to close at 3,172.37.
Market activities resulted in an exchange of 1,993,202 units valued at $6,873,532 compared to 2,993,554 units at $10,198,424 shares trading on Thursday.
Trading ended with an average of 76,662 units for an average of $264,367 in contrast to 136,071 units for an average of $463,565 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 2,732,277 units valued at $8,589,661 and previously 2,903,607 valued at $9,126,777, In contrast, December ended with an average of 136,222 units at a value of $737,367 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 4 stocks ended with higher bids than their last selling prices and 5 closing with lower offers.
At the close of the day’s activities, Access Financial dropped $2.50 to close at $47.50, trading 143 shares, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 11 cents at $2.39, with 78,377 stock units changing hands, Blue Power concluded trading of 4,000 units, with a loss of 10 cents to end at $4.85. CAC 2000 finished with a loss of 1 cent at $15, with an exchange of 1,300 shares, Caribbean Cream ended trading at $5.85, with an exchange of 5,239 shares, Caribbean Producers traded 33,427 units, and closed 25 cents higher at $5.25, Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 5 cents at $2.65, with 39,150 shares changing hands. Elite Diagnostic finished 15 cents higher at $3, with an exchange of 21,300 stock units, Everything Fresh rose 30 cents in closing trading of 64,682 shares at $1.95, Express Catering settled at $7.97, trading 40,093 units, Fontana lost 19 cents to close at $3.36 with 1,294,249 shares changing hands. FosRich Group ended trading 1 cent higher at $3.76, with 33,288 shares, General Accident traded 35,678 shares at $3.50, Honey Bun closed with a loss of 5 cents at $3.75, with 3,971 stock units changing hands. Indies Pharma gained 5 cents and ended at $3.05, with 16,438 units changing hands, Jamaican Teas  finished trading of 31,650 shares with a loss of 30 cents at $3.70. Jetcon Corporation  settled with a loss of 15 cents at $3.15, in exchanging 4,500 shares, Key Insurance  ended trading with a loss of 8 cents at $3.10, with 7,947 stock units, Knutsford Express traded 5,752 shares, with a loss of 1 cent at $12,  Lasco Distributors  closed 10 cents higher at $3.80, with 35,142 shares changing hands. Lasco Manufacturing  concluded trading of 39,200 stock units and moved 2 cents higher to $3.22,  Main Event  finished 60 cents higher at $6.50, trading 20,833 units, Medical Disposables  settled with a loss of 40 cents at $6.60, with 6,900 shares trading, Paramount Trading ended with a rise of 5 cents to $2.05, with an exchange of 61,831 shares and tTech closed at $5, with an exchange of 3,600 units. In the Junior Market preference segment, CAC 2000 lost 16 cents to close at $1, trading 104,512 shares.

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

 

Junior Market pulls back – Thursday

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Thursday with 22 securities changing hands, down from 26 on Wednesday with 6 securities advancing, 9 declining and 7 remaining unchanged leaving the index 23.48 points lower at 3,176.76.
Market activities resulted in an exchange of 2,993,554 units valued at $10,198,424 compared to 935,202,554 shares trading for $2,856,946,636 on Wednesday.
Trading ended with an average of 136,071 units for an average of $463,565 in contrast to 38,966,773 units for an average of $119,039,443 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 2,903,607 valued at $9,126,777 and previously 2,980,227 units valued at $9,627,015, In contrast, December ended with an average of 136,222 units at a value of $737,367 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 3 stocks ended with higher bids than their last selling prices and 3 closing with lower offers.
At the close of the day’s activities, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 10 cents in trading 235,634 stock units, to close at $2.50, Blue Power concluded trading of 20,700 units and fell of 25 cents to end at $4.95, Cargo Handlers settled with a loss of 49 cents at $15.01, with 29,559 shares. Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 5 cents at $2.70, with an exchange of 118,491 shares, Elite Diagnostic finished with a loss of 3 cents at $2.85, trading 5,000 stock units, Everything Fresh lost 27 cents and closed trading of 82,577 shares at $1.67, Express Catering settled 7 cents higher at $7.97, with 6,600 units. Fontana rose 35 cents to close at $3.55 with 226,886 shares changing hands, FosRich Group ended trading of 1,508,263 shares with a loss of 5 cents to close at $3.75, Honey Bun closed at $3.80, with 17,600 stock units changing hands, Indies Pharma ended with 129,366 units changing hands at $3, ISP Finance concluded trading of 1,900 shares at $13. Jetcon Corporation settled 15 cents higher at $3.30, with 92,655 shares trading, Knutsford Express  finished trading of 1,465 shares and rose 50 cents higher to $13,  Lasco Distributors  closed with a loss of 10 cents at $3.70, trading 69,196 shares, Lasco Financial  ended 4 cents higher at $4.54, with an exchange of 68,077 shares. Lasco Manufacturing  ended trading with 58,075 stock units, with a loss of 10 cents at $3.20, Main Event finished at $5.90, with 4,429 units, Paramount Trading closed at $2, with 108,345 shares trading, SSL Venture Capital exchanged 1,100 shares to close at $1.95 and Stationery and Office  traded 5,408 shares at $9. In the junior market preference segment, CAC 2000 gained 16 cents and closed at $1.16, with 202,228 shares changing hands.

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

Indies Pharma 927m shares Junior Market trade

Indies traded 927m shares on Wednesday.

Indies Pharma traded 927,034,435 shares accounting for 99 percent of the Wednesday’s Junior Market total volume, but the stock price dropped 15 cents to end at $3.
Trading ended4with 26 securities changing hands compared to 26 securities on Tuesday and resulted in an exchange of 935,202,554 units valued at $2,856,946,636 compared to 10,653,039 units valued at $35,912,633 on Tuesday.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 10 securities advanced, 5 declined and 9 remained unchanged leading the Junior Market Index to rise 29.06 points to 3,200.24.
Trading ended with an average of 38,966,773 units for an average of $119,039,443 in contrast to 409,732 units for an average of $1,381,255 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 2,980,227 units valued at $9,627,015, previously 560,963 units valued at $2,271,558. In contrast, December ended with an average of 136,222 units at a value of $737,367 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 higher bids than their last selling prices and just 2 closing with lower offers.
At the close of the day’s activities, Access Financial closed at $50, with just 100 shares changing hands, AMG Packaging ended 5 cents higher at $2.60, with an exchange of 54,662 stock units, Blue Power concluded trading of 4,400 units and rose 20 cents to $5.20, Caribbean Producers finished trading 2,273 units, at $5. Consolidated Bakeries closed with a loss of 5 cents at $2.05, in exchanging 23,000 shares, Elite Diagnostic finished with a loss of 3 cents to close at $2.88, with 39,213 stock units changing hands, Everything Fresh closed trading of 39,550 shares at $1.92, Express Catering settled 10 cents higher at $7.90, with an exchange  of 4,435 units. Fontana had another day of trading large volumes, with 7,606,834 shares changing hands to close at $3.20, FosRich Group ended trading at $3.80, with an exchange of 22,372 shares, General Accident ended at $3.50, with 50,000 shares changing hands. GWest Corporation finished trading of 31,696 shares and gained 1 cent to end at $1.76, Honey Bun closed 5 cents higher at $3.80, with an exchange of 23,900 stock units, Iron Rock ended with a loss of 20 cents at $4.70, with 3,429 units changing hands, Jetcon Corporation settled 5 cents higher at $3.15, in exchanging 5,356 shares. Key Insurance ended trading of 14,900 stock units and lost 1 cent to close at $3.18, Knutsford Express finished trading of 132,084 shares and moved 50 cents higher to $12.50,  Lasco Distributors closed 10 cents higher at $3.80, with trading in 25,648 shares, Lasco Financial ended at $4.50, with 3,438 shares changing hands. Lasco Manufacturing concluded trading of 20,673 stock units at $3.30, Medical Disposables settled 50 cents higher at $7, with an exchange of 50,000 shares, SSL Venture Capital exchanged 10,000 shares to close at $1.95 and Stationery and Office traded just 156 shares and moved 60 cents higher to $9.

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

Big fall for Junior Market – Tuesday

Fontana in another day trading 9.6m shares.

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange traded on Tuesday with 26 securities changing hands compared to 29 securities on Monday and resulting in an exchange of 10,653,039 units valued at $35,912,633.
On Monday 3,001,791 units valued at $10,821,358 were traded. At the close of market activities, the prices of 7 securities advanced, 11 declined and 8 remained unchanged leading the Junior Market Index to drop 32.73 points to 3,171.18.
Trading ended with an average of 409,732 units for an average of $1,381,255 in contrast to 103,510 units for an average of $373,150 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 560,963 units valued at $2,271,558, previously 578,429 units valued at $2,341,491. In contrast, December ended with an average of 136,222 units at a value of $737,367 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 3 stocks ended with higher bids than their last selling prices and just 3 closing with lower offers.
At the close of the day’s activities, Access Financial ended $1 higher at $50, while trading 975 shares, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 25 cents at $2.55, with 284,007 stock units trading, Blue Power concluded trading of 5,379 units, 5 cents higher at $5, CAC 2000 ended the day at $16, with an exchange of 15,768 shares. Caribbean Cream ended trading of 17,182 shares at $5.85, Caribbean Producers finished trading 10,724 units and rose 3 cents to $5, Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 20 cents at $2.75, with 135,052 shares changing hands, Dolphin Cove concluded trading of 78,277 shares and rose by 1 cent to $15.01. Elite Diagnostic finished with a loss of 14 cents at $2.91, in exchanging 2,400 stock units, Everything Fresh closed trading of 36,200 shares at $1.92, Express Catering settled with a loss of 20 cents at $7.80 trading 50,500 units, Fontana traded another large volume, with 9,588,993 shares changing hands to close at $3.20. FosRich Group ended trading 29,221 shares, with a loss of 20 cents at $3.80, General Accident traded 15,471 shares and close 5 cents higher at $3.50, Honey Bun closed at $3.75, with 9,177 stock units changing hands. Indies Pharma rose by 20 cents to end at $3.15, trading 15,986 shares, Jamaican Teas closed at $4, with 25,813 shares traded, Jetcon Corporation settled with a loss of 20 cents at $3.10, with an exchange of 29,414 shares, Knutsford Express finished trading 8,984 shares with a loss of 1 cent at $12. Lasco Distributors closed at $3.70, with 80,575 shares trading, Lasco Financial ended 5 cents higher at $4.50, with 55,330 shares changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing concluded trading of 65,410 stock units, with a loss of 10 cents to end at $3.30. Main Event finished with a loss of $1.08 at $5.90, exchanging 1,991 units, Medical Disposables settled at $6.50, trading 24,000 shares. Stationery and Office traded 22,286 shares with a loss of 10 cents at $8.40 and tTech closed with a loss of 50 cents at $5, after 43,924 units were traded.

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

Junior Market inched higher – Friday

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Friday resulted in an exchange of 2,589,319 units valued at $7,927,611, down from 8,871,009 units valued at $29,431,464 on Thursday.
Market activity closed with just 23 securities changing hands, down from 30 securities trading on Thursday. At the close, the prices of 5 stocks rose, 6 fell and 12 remained unchanged. Trading activity moved the Junior Market Index up 7.17 points to 3,222.34.
Trading ended with an average of 112,579 units for an average of $344,679 in contrast to 295,700 units for an average of $981,049 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 617,911 units valued at $2,530,504, previously 659,569 units valued at $2,710,697. In contrast, December ended with an average of 136,222 units at a value of $737,367 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 higher bids than their last selling prices and 5 closing with lower offers.
At the close of the day’s activities, AMG Packaging ended 18 cents higher at $2.70, with 292,202 stock units trading, Blue Power concluded trading of 50,500 units with a loss of 5 cents at $4.95, Caribbean Cream ended trading 14 cents higher at $5.49, with an exchange of 700 shares. Consolidated Bakeries closed at $2.15, with 604,234 shares trading, Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 15 cents at $2.60, exchanging 207,513 shares. Elite Diagnostic finished with a loss of 4 cents at $2.87, trading 4,500 stocks, Everything Fresh lost 3 cents to end trading of 106,600 shares at $1.84. Express Catering jumped 60 cents to $8, with 75,198 units changing hands, Fontana gained 10 cents in trading 843,661 shares and closed at $3.30, but the stock closed with more selling than buying, FosRich Group ended trading of 4,500 shares at $3.90. GWest Corporation traded 18,666 shares at $1.75, Honey Bun concluded trading of 3,778 units at $3.75, Indies Pharma fell 10 cents to end at $3, trading 56,353 shares, ISP Finance ended at $13, with just 1,000 units trading, Jamaican Teas concluded trading with 24,904 shares at $4, Jetcon Corporation finished at $3.30, with 26,161 shares trading. Knutsford Express  traded 14,050 units at $13,  Lasco Distributors  finished trading 122,917 shares at $3.70,  Lasco Financial  closed at $4.35, trading 13,000 shares. Main Event concluded trading with 21,677 stock units, and gained 90 cents to close at $6.90,  Medical Disposables  finished 10 cents higher at $6.60, with 3,500 units changing hands, SSL Venture Capital exchanged 92,000 shares to close at $1.95 and tTech finished trading of just 1,705 stock units with a loss of 40 cents at $5.50.

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

 

Fontana tops Junior Market trades – Thursday

Fontana Waterloo Road – the company’s stock traded 7.3m units.

This year’s new listing, Fontana continues to trade in large amounts with 7.34 million units trading and contributing to 83 percent of the day’s volume trading when the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Thursday.
Trading ended another day of high volume with an exchange of 8,871,009 units valued at $29,431,464 compared to 3,592,672 units valued at $12,085,054 on Wednesday from trading in 22 securities.
Trading activity pushed the Junior Market Index up by 12.37 points to 3,215.17 with 30 securities trading with the prices of 7 rising, 14 declining and 9 remaining unchanged.
Trading ended with an average of 295,700 units for an average of $981,049 in contrast to 163,303 units for an average of $549,321 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 659,569 units valued at $2,710,697 and previously 703,409 units valued at $2,919,088. In contrast, December ended with an average of 136,222 units at a value of $737,367 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 higher bids than their last selling prices and just 1 closing with a lower offer.
At the close of the day’s activities, AMG Packaging ended 29 cents higher at $2.52, with an exchange of 200,037 stock units, Blue Power concluded trading of 41,075 units with a loss of 80 cents at $5, Cargo Handlers settled at $15, with 1,307 shares trading. Caribbean Cream ended trading of 105,900 shares with a loss of 50 cents to end at $5.35, Caribbean Flavours traded 5,500 stock units with a loss of 2 cents at $17, Caribbean Producers lost 4 cents to end at $4.96, with 9,917 units trading, Consolidated Bakeries closed 15 cents higher at $2.15, with an exchange of 327,024 shares. Derrimon Trading ended at $2.75, with 1,824 shares changing hands. Dolphin Cove concluded trading of 106,047 shares at $15, Elite Diagnostic finished with a loss of 4 cents at $2.91, with an exchange of 20,051 stock units, Everything Fresh rose 22 cents to end trading of 45,083 shares at $1.87. Express Catering settled with a loss of 60 cents at $7.40, trading 38,845 units, Fontana traded 7,342,905 shares and closed at $3.20, FosRich Group  ended trading 15,321 shares and rose 20 cents higher to $3.90, General Accident traded 4,084 shares and gained 10 cents to end at $3.45, Honey Bun closed at $3.75, with 1,000 stock units trading. Indies Pharma fell 5 cents to end at $3.10, trading 28,797 shares, ISP Finance  concluded trading at $13, with an exchange of 31,895 shares, Jamaican Teas  closed at $4, with 26,665 shares trading, Jetcon Corporation  settled with a loss of 13 cents at $3.30, with 54,920 shares changing hands. Key Insurance  ended trading with a loss of 1 cent at $3.19, with 13,250 stock units, Knutsford Express  finished trading 4,590 shares for $1.40 higher to close at $13,  Lasco Distributors  closed with a loss of 6 cents at $3.70, trading 257,635 shares, Lasco Financial ended 15 cents higher at $4.35, with 49,262 shares changing hands. Lasco Manufacturing concluded trading of 20,338 stock units with a loss of 13 cents to close at $3.70, Main Event finished with a loss of 90 cents at $6, in exchanging 5,920 units, Medical Disposables settled with a loss of 51 cents at $6.50, with 478 shares trading. Paramount Trading ended at $2, with an exchange of 108,433 shares, SSL Venture Capital exchanged 2,000 shares to close at $1.95 and tTech closed at $5.90, with 906 units changing hands.

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