More gains for Junior stocks

Stocks pushed higher in trading on Monday to post year to date gains of just over three percent, with the Market Index increasing 22.89 points to 2,725.48 as the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed after rising stocks exceeded declining ones.
Trading ended with 37 securities changing hands compared to 35 on Friday, with prices of 14 stocks rising, 13 declining and 10 remaining unchanged. Jamaican Teas and Mailpac ended at record closing highs.
The average PE Ratio ended at 13.9 based on ICInsider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 13 percent fewer shares with 32 percent lower value than on Friday as 9,478,771 shares traded for $18,322,788, down from 10,923,530 units at $27,075,114 on Friday.
Tropical Battery led trading with 50.2 percent of total volume for 4.76 million shares followed by Jamaican Teas with 15.2 percent for 1.44 million units and Derrimon Trading with 1.15 million units for 12.2 percent market share.
Trading averaged 256,183 units at $495,210, in contrast to 312,101 at $773,575 on Friday. Trading month to date averaged 224,762 units at $545,641, compared to 221,421 units at $551,003 on Friday. December closed with an average of 263,428 units at $638,694.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows two stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and five with lower offers.
At the close of trading, Blue Power lost 9 cents ending at $2.81, in exchanging 15,922 shares, Caribbean Assurance Brokers gained 6 cents to close at $1.86 trading 13,665 stock units, Caribbean Cream shed 40 cents to finish at $4.30, with investors swapping 7,800 units. Caribbean Flavours rose 5 cents to $1.65, after a transfer of 24,204 stocks, Caribbean Producers closed at $2.61, with a loss of 14 cents, in exchanging 68,474 shares. Express Catering ended 21 cents lower at $3.55, with the swapping of 12,913 stocks, Fontana shed 30 cents to end at $5.40 trading 238,408 shares, General Accident rose 12 cents to $6.37, in swapping of 500 units, Honey Bun shed 5 cents to close at $5.54, with 3,600 shares changing hands. Indies Pharma gained 5 cents to close at $2.50, after 38,684 stock units, crossed the market, ISP Finance advanced by $3.39 to $22.89, and transferred 5,000 shares, Jamaican Teas rose 29 cents to $2.77, with an exchange of 1,444,299 stock units, Lasco Distributors closed 22 cents higher at $3.40, in clearing the market with 118,975 shares. Limners and Bards slipped 20 cents to $2.62 after trading 50,000 units. Lumber Depot gained 13 cents in ending at $1.59, after switching ownership of 38,266 stock units, Mailpac Group rose 15 cents to $3.90, with an exchange of 798,398 shares, Medical Disposables closed at $4.22, after gaining 12 cents transferring 57 stock units. Stationery and Office Supplies slid 44 cents to $4.10, with 31,308 units crossing the market, Tropical Battery slipped 12 cents to $1, trading 4,760,765 shares after the company posted audited accounts showing profit falling to just $29 million from $73 million based on the interim, full-year results. tTech lost 5 cents to close at $4.10, with 29,396 units crossing the exchange.

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

Junior Market nearing March 4 level

The young bulls continue to push upward pressure on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market in January moving the market up 2.2 percent to date, with a 22.27 points rise on Friday to 2,702.59, surpassing the mid-April high of 2,686.90.
The market index is now only 57 points away from the next high point of 2,758.76 points on March 4, last year, but still some way off from the March high at the start of that month.
Trading ended with 35 securities changing hands, up from 33 on Thursday and concluded with prices of 13 stocks rising, 15 falling and seven closed unchanged.
The market closed with investors exchanging 11 percent fewer shares with 15 percent lower value than on Thursday as 10,923,530 shares traded for $27,075,114, down from 12,301,306 units at $31,743,002 on Thursday. The average PE Ratio ended at 14 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Jamaican Teas led trading with 37.4 percent of total volume after trading 4.08 million shares, followed by Derrimon Trading 29 percent with an exchange of 3.17 million units and Caribbean Flavours with 11.4 percent market share with a transfer of 1.25 million stock units.
Trading averaged 312,101 units at $773,575in contrast to 372,767 at $961,909 on Thursday. Trading month to date, averaged 221,421 units at $551,003, up from 211,281 units at $526,115 on Thursday. December closed with an average of 263,428 units at $638,694.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows two stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging slipped 4 cents to $1.65 trading 35,023 shares, Cargo Handlers shed 95 cents to end at $6.95 with an exchange of 960 units. Caribbean Cream dropped 28 cents to $4.70 with 133,687 stock units changing hands after the company reported nine month results to November, on Thursday, with profits doubling. Caribbean Flavours traded 1,246,924 shares and lost 5 cents to close at $1.60, Dolphin Cove declined by 74 cents to close at $8.76 with 5,066 stock units passing through the market, Elite Diagnostic fell 5 cents to $2.95 with 9,500 shares changing hands, Everything Fresh rose 5 cents to 75 cents with investors switching ownership of 8,488 stocks. Fontana rose 25 cents to $5.70, with an exchange of 76,181 units, Fosrich climbed 39 cents to $4.40 with 10,802 stock units changing hands, General Accident increased by 15 cents to $6.25 trading 12,000 shares. Indies Pharma dropped 25 cents to $2.45 with 33,018 units passing through the market, Jamaican Teas exchanged 4,080,360 shares and gained 13 cents to finish at $2.48, Knutsford Express increased 8 cents to $6.78 with 3,559 units traded, Lasco Financial fell 4 cents to $2.60 with a transfer of 103,165 stocks.

Lumber Depot dropped 9 cents to close at $1.46 with 131,622 stocks changing hands. Mailpac Group advanced 15 cents in trading 982,100 stock units to finish at a record closing high of $3.75, Main Event gained 10 cents to end at $3.10 with a transfer of 6,165 units, Paramount Trading rose 5 cents to $1.30 with 3,920 shares changing hands and Stationery and Office Supplies jumped 43 cents to $4.54 with 47,002 stocks traded.
In the preference segmentDerrimon Trading advanced 2 cents to $2.10 with 12,211 stock units changing hands.

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

New record close for Mailpac

Mailpac, the second highest volume trader on Thursday, logged a new closing high of $3.60 at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, Junior Market, bettering Wednesday’s record close by 40 cents. Derrimon Trading was volume leader for a third consecutive day as the market enjoyed a bullish day with some sharp price changes.

Mailpac climbed to a new record on Thursday, with a 40 cents jump in the stock price.

Investors drove the Market Index 32.52 points higher, to close at 2,680.32, up 1.4% for 2020, to date and just 7 points away from taking out the mid-April 2020 high, but is still some distance from March 2020 high.
Trading ended with 33 active securities, down from 38 on Wednesday with 17 rising, 10 declining and six remaining unchanged.
The average PE Ratio ends 14.1 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
At the close of the market, 12,301,306 shares traded at $31,743,002, down from 19,836,593units at $49,149,593 on Wednesday.
Derrimon Trading led the day with 65.3 percent of total volume after trading 8.04 million shares, followed by Mailpac Group with 20.1 percent in an exchange of 2.47 million units and Limners and Bards 3.2 percent after a transfer of 398,818 stock units.
Trading averaged 372,767 units at $961,909 down from 522,016 at $1,293,410 on Wednesday. The month to date trade averaged 211,281 units at $526,115 versus 192,249 units at $474,753 on Wednesday. December ended with an average of 263,428 units at $638,694.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows two stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close of trading, Cargo Handlers advanced 24 cents to $7.90 with 6,272 units passing through the market, Caribbean Assurance Brokers fell 5 cents to $1.80 with 10,500 stocks changing hands. Caribbean Cream increased 8 cents to $4.98 with a transfer of 5,183 stock units, Caribbean Producers gained 5 cents to end at $2.75 with ownership of 580 shares switched. Dolphin Cove jumped 40 cents to $9.50 with 1,000 stock units traded, Everything Fresh slipped 4 cents to 70 cents with 11,000 shares passing through the market, Fontana lost 5 cents to end at $5.45 with 28,285 stocks changing hands. Fosrich rose 4 cents to $4.01 with a transfer of 12,726 units,  General Accident advanced 10 cents to $6.10 with 6,700 stock units traded,  Honey Bun gained 19 cents to end at $5.59 with 300 shares traded. Indies Pharma climbed 39 cents to $2.70 with 12,000 stocks passing through the market, Knutsford Express gained 12 cents to finish at $6.70 with a transfer of 8,518 stock units, Lasco Distributors rose 4 cents to $3.18 with an exchange of 15,000 units, Lasco Financial declined by 5 cents to $2.64 with 75,162 shares passing through the market. Lasco Manufacturing advanced 20 cents to $4 with 281,948 stocks changing hands, Limners and Bards traded 398,818 stock units after rising 15 cents to finish at $2.80, Lumber Depot rose 6 cents to $1.55 with a transfer of 299,471 units. Mailpac Group exchanged 2,472,264 shares and gained 40 cents to close at a record high of $3.60, Main Event dropped 24 cents to $3 with 4,591 units passing through the market, Medical Disposables fell 10 cents to $4.10 with 86 stocks changing hands. SSL Venture rose 5 cents to 55 with a transfer of 20,500 stock units, Stationery and Office Supplies lost 39 cents to close at $4.11 in trading 2,982 shares and Tropical Battery slipped 4 cents to $1.14 with 89,040 units crossing the exchange.

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

Derrimon dominates Junior Market

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Derrimon Trading was the volume leader on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange for a second consecutive day on Wednesday, with 16.2 million shares changing hands at $2.40 as Mayberry group offloads a portion of the big holdings in the company.
Trading ended with 38 securities changing hands compared to 36 on Tuesday and closed with the prices of 14 stocks rising, 15 declining and nine ending firm and edging the Junior Market Index down 8.77 points to 2,647.80 for the second day of slippage after Mailpac ended at a new record closing high after it traded as high as $3.30 during the day.
The average PE Ratio ended at 13.6 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 19,836,593 shares for $49,149,593 up sharply from 3,738,109 units at $9,393,036 on Tuesday. Derrimon Trading led trading for a second consecutive day with 81.6 percent of total volume, followed by Jamaican Teas with 5.4 percent for 1.08 million units and Mailpac Group with 5.4 percent for 1.06 million share units.
Trading averaged 522,016 units at $1,293,410, in contrast to 103,836 at $260,918 on Tuesday. Trading month to date averaged 192,249 units at $474,753 compared to 140,467 units at $346,204 on Tuesday. December closed with an average of 263,428 units at $638,694.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows four stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Blue Power shed 39 cents to settle at $2.89 trading 90 shares, Cargo Handlers rose 76 to $7.66, after clearing the market with 1,953 shares. Caribbean Cream gained 29 cents to end at $4.90, with 92,483 shares crossing the market, Caribbean Flavours picked up 5 cents to close at $1.65, in an exchange of 18,325 stocks. Caribbean Producers lost 5 cents to settle at $2.70, after clearing the market with 86,779 units, Consolidated Bakeries gained 16 cents to end at $1.36 with investors swapping 58,100 stocks, Dolphin Cove dropped $1.49 to close at $9.10, in an exchange of 4,821 units. Express Catering climbed 21 cents to $3.76 after exchanging 750 shares. Fosrich gained 12 cents in ending at $3.97 in an exchange of 7,050 stock units, General Accident shed 21 cents to close at $6, with 308,338 units changing hands, GWest Corporation picked up 14 cents to settle at 74 cents, after crossing the market with 2,600 stocks. Indies Pharma fell 24 cents to $2.31, with 204,285 stock units changing hands, Jamaican Teas gained 5 cents in closing at $2.35, in an exchange of 1,075,935 stock units. Knutsford Express lost 22 cents in ending at $6.58 trading 3,042 shares, Lasco Manufacturing lost 9 cents to settle at $3.80, in transferring 37,045 units, Mailpac Group closed 19 cents higher at $3.20, in switching ownership of 1,064,465 stock units. Main Event rose 27 cents to $3.24, after crossing the market with 150 stock units, SSL Venture lost 5 cents to settle at 50 cents, with an exchange of 83,250 stocks and Tropical Battery gained 6 cents to close at $1.18, trading 11,043 shares.
In the preference segment, Derrimon Trading preference share shed 2 cents to close at $2.08, in trading 2,200 units.

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

Junior Market retreats modestly on Tuesday

Fewer stocks declined on Tuesday than on Monday but that was insufficient to prevent the market Index from losing 8.76 points to settle at 2,656.57 at the close of trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange with the market declining after 43 percent fewer shares traded than on Monday.
Trading ended with 36 securities, the same as on Monday, with 12 stocks rising, 14 declining and 10 remaining unchanged.
The market closed with 3,738,109 shares for $9,393,036 down sharply from 6,606,503 units at $19,339,751 on Monday. Derrimon Trading was the volume leader with 58.8 percent market share after an exchange of 2.2 million shares, followed by Mailpac Group accounting for 17.3 percent with 647,751 units and Jamaican Teas with 7.3 percent after an exchange of 273,458 units.
Trading averaged 103,836 units at $260,918 in contrast to 183,514 at $537,215 on Monday. Trading month to date averages 140,467 units at $346,204, down from 146,869 units at $361,108 on  Monday. December averaged 263,428 units at $638,694.
At the close, the average PE Ratio ends at 13.4 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows two stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial dropped $2 to $21 with 2,150 shares changing hands, CAC 2000 jumped $1.60 to $12.25 as 2,000 stocks crossed the market. Cargo Handlers shed $1 to close at $6.90 with just one unit traded, Caribbean Flavours lost 5 cents to settle at $1.60 with 12,028 units changing hands. Caribbean Producers fell 7 cents to $2.75 with an exchange of 11,874 stocks, Elite Diagnostic advanced 28 cents to $2.99 with 50 shares trading, Everything Fresh gained 5 cents to finish at 74 cents with a transfer of 1,811 units. Express Catering lost 10 cents to settle at $3.55 with 3,400 stocks changing hands, Fontana dropped 20 cents to $5.50 with an exchange of 50,717 shares, GWest Corporation fell 10 cents to 60 cents with 83,942 stock units crossing the exchange. Honey Bun declined by 19 cents to $5.40 with 6,000 units traded, Indies Pharma fell 15 cents to $2.55 with a transfer of 36,362 stocks, Lasco Distributors gained 7 cents to end at $3.18  with 20,242 shares traded. Limners and Bards advanced 7 cents to $2.65 after switching ownership of 22,278 stocks, Lumber Depot added 5 cents to settle at $1.52 with 7,000 units changing hands. Mailpac Group exchanged 647,751 shares and gained 6 cents to close at a record closing high of $3.01, Medical Disposables fell 7 cents to $4.20 trading 105 units and tTech shed 74 cents to end at $4.16 with 11,969 shares crossing the exchange.

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

Junior Market Index up Friday

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Friday, with the market rising as nearly twice the number of stocks rose than fell after the trading of 170 percent more shares than on Thursday.
Trading ended with 35 securities changing hands compared to 36 on Thursday and ended with 18 stocks rising, the prices of 10 declining and seven with prices remaining unchanged.
The Junior Market Index gained 10.35 points to settle at 2,470.24. The average PE Ratio ended at 11 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 9,578,656 shares for $33,012,754, compared to 3,541,908 units at $7,409,597 on Thursday. Limners and Bards led trading with 43.1 percent of total volume with an exchange of 4.13 million shares, followed by Jamaican Teas with 15.3 percent of the day’s trade or 1.46 million units and Lumber Depot with 11.3 percent after 1.08 million shares changed hands.
Trading ended with an average of 273,676 units at $943,222 in contrast to 98,386 at $205,822 on
Thursday. The average trade for October is 230,868 units at $535,509, compared to 228,645 units at $514,337 on Thursday and well over September, with an average of 119,171 units at $249,355.
At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows nine stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial surged $5.24 to settle at $26.24 with 345,083 shares changing hands, AMG Packaging gained 1 cent to end at $1.72 with an exchange of 264,810 units, Caribbean Assurance Brokers declined 15 cents to finish at $1.80 with 4,282 shares passing through the market. Caribbean Cream jumped 70 cents to close at $4.70, trading 50 stock units, Caribbean Flavours lost 2 cents to settle at $1.71 with investors transferring 129,033 units, Caribbean Producers advanced 16 cents to $2.31 with an exchange of 67,465 shares. Consolidated Bakeries fell 3 cents to $1.40 with 24,000 shares changing hands, Derrimon Trading gained 16 cents to close at $2.55 with 3,682 units passing through the market, Dolphin Cove rose 2 cents to  $6.12 with investors switching ownership of 2,132 stocks. Elite Diagnostic added 1 cent to close at $3.10, in trading 19,739 units, Everything Fresh increased 6 cents to 78 cents with 24,259 stock units changing hands, Express Catering dropped 25 cents to close at $3.50 with an exchange of 100 shares. Fontana advanced 18 cents to settle at $4.99 with 139,121 stocks passing through the market, Fosrich climbed 29 cents to end at $3.50 with 204,041 units changing hands, Honey Bun lost 11 cents to finish at $4.74 with investors transferring 25,881 stock units. iCreate rose 5 cents to 70 cents with an exchange of 100 stock units, Iron Rock Insurance declined 1 cent to settle at $2.51 with 40,000 units changing hands, Jetcon Corporation increased by 17 cents to end at 87 cents with 61,007 stock units passing through the market. Knutsford Express jumped 59 cents to finish at $6.30 with 55,297 stocks trading, Lasco Distributors fell 10 cents to close at $3 with investors switching ownership of  155,724 stocks, Lasco Financial rose 1 cent to settle at  $2.06 with 47,000 units changing hands. Lasco Manufacturing dropped 23 cents to end at $3.36 with 100,100 stock units passing through the market, Limners and Bards increased 16 cents and exchanged 4,125,730 stocks to close at $2.68, Lumber Depot fell 3 cents to $1.17 with 1,081,876 units traded. Mailpac Group gained 1 cent to end at $1.99 with 205,592 stock units changing hands, Medical Disposables advanced 45 cents to finish at $4.75 with 19,572 shares passing through the market, Paramount Trading lost 2 cents to close at $1.68 with investors transferring 4,000 shares and Tropical Battery rose 4 cents to end at $1.27 with 767,279 stock units crossing the exchange.

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

Junior Market recovers Wednesday’s loss

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Thursday, with the market rising as more stocks rose than fell after trading 67 percent more shares than on Wednesday.
Trading ended with 36 securities changing hands compared to 34 on Wednesday and ended with the prices of 15 stocks rising, the prices of 13 declining and eight with prices remaining unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index climbed 31.64 points to 2,459.89. The average PE Ratio ended at 10.7 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 3,541,908 shares for $7,409,597 compared to 2,113,018 units at $4,468,027 on Wednesday.
Lumber Depot led trading with 19 percent of the total volume with 672,209 shares changing hands, followed by AMG Packaging with 14.1 percent for an exchange of 499,469 units and Tropical Battery with 13.2 percent market share accounting for 469,072 stock units.
Trading ended with an average of 98,386 units at $205,822 in contrast to 62,148 at $131,413 on Wednesday. For October to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 228,645 units at $514,337, compared to 235,995 units at $531,745 on Wednesday. Trading in September ended with an average of 119,171 units at $249,355.
At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows 10 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial climbed $2 to end at $21 with a transfer of 8,641 shares, AMG Packaging declined by 13 cents and exchanged 499,469 units to settle at $1.71, Blue Power rose 2 cents to finish at $3.47, with 599 stock units passing through the market. Caribbean Assurance Brokers gained 10 cents to close at $1.95 with 15,009 shares traded, Caribbean Cream dropped 90 cents to end at $4 with 80,001 stocks changing hands, Caribbean Flavours slipped 1 cent to $1.73  with investors switching ownership of 22,011 stock units. Caribbean Producers fell 15 cents end at $2.15, with an exchange of 118,507 stocks, Consolidated Bakeries gained 4 cents to finish at $1.43 with 17 shares passing through the market, Derrimon Trading lost 13 cents to close at $2.39 with 70,528 units changing hands. Elite Diagnostic rose 4 cents to end at $3.09, trading 37,093 stock units, Everything Fresh lost 5 cents to settle at 72 cents with investors transferring 82,826 shares,  Express Catering climbed 25 cents to finish at $3.75 with an exchange of 812 shares. Fontana advanced 10 cents to close at $4.81 with 98,078 units passing through the market, Fosrich dropped 29 cents to end at $3.21 with 207,627 stocks changing hands, GWest Corporation increased 11 cents to settle at 89 cents with 2,019 stocks changing hands. iCreate lost 5 cents to finish at 65 cents with a transfer of 3,261 units, Indies Pharma gained 7 cents to close at $2.70 with an exchange of 24,897 stock units, ISP Finance jumped $1.50 to $22.50 with 156 shares passing through the market. Jamaican Teas advanced 13 cents to settle at $5 with 35,429 stock units changing hands, Jetcon Corporation fell 12 cents to close at 70 cents with 156,951 shares traded, Knutsford Express shed 59 cents to end at $5.71 with the swapping of 40,257 shares. Lasco Distributors declined 5 cents to settle at $3.10 in exchanging 105,600 stocks, Lasco Manufacturing increased 19 cents to finish at $3.59 with 110,395 shares passing through the market, Limners and Bards closed 5 cents higher at $2.52 with 213,000 stock units changing hands. Lumber Depot climbed 10 cents in exchanging 672,209 units to end at $1.20, Main Event dropped 68 cents to settle at $3.02 with investors transferring 1,680 units, Medical Disposables lost 5 cents to finish at $4.30 with 24,811 shares trading and Tropical Battery gained 3 cents to close at $1.23 with 469,072 shares crossing the exchange.

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

Junior Market positive close

The prices of rising stocks just edged out declining ones in trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange at the close on Wednesday. The market decline, trading 74 percent fewer shares than on Tuesday.
Trading ended with 34 securities changing hands compared to 38 on Tuesday and closed with the prices of 13 stocks rising, 12 declining and nine remaining unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index dived 29.71 points to settle at 2,428.25 and the PE Ratio averaged 10.6 based on the ICInsider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 2,113,018 shares for $4,468,027 compared to 8,285,311 units at $34,641,926  on Tuesday. Tropical Battery led trading with 469,837 shares for 22.4 percent of total volume, followed by Everything Fresh with 324,125 units for 15.4 percent of the day’s trade and Mailpac Group with 10 percent market share for 210,100 units.
Trading averaged62,148 units at $131,413 compared to 218,035 at $911,630 on Tuesday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 235,995 units at $531,745, compared to 245,781 units at $554,280 on Tuesday. Trading in September resulted in an average of 119,171 units at $249,355 trading.
At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows six stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial fell $2.84 to end at $19, with an exchange of 1,100 units, Caribbean Assurance Brokers picked up 5 cents to settle at $1.85, with a transfer of 29,989 stock units, Caribbean Cream rose 90 cents to close at $4.90 trading a mere 1 unit. Caribbean Flavours gained 1 cent after ending at $1.74 with 37,771 shares changing hands, Derrimon Trading lost 3 cents to close at $2.52 and crossed the exchange with 59,484 shares, Dolphin Cove closed 10 cents higher at $6.10, in trading 1,250 units. Everything Fresh gained 5 cents to close at 77 cents, with investors swapping 324,125 shares, Express Catering picked up 5 cents trading 32,213 shares at $3.50, Fontana shed 9 cents to end at $4.71, in an exchange 130,326 shares. Fosrich gained 34 cents to close at $3.50, with 177,739 shares changing hands, Honey Bun rose 12 cents to $4.85, in a transfer of 30,700 stock units, iCreate ended at 70 cents, with gains of 3 cents trading 2,704 units. Indies Pharma shed 19 cents to settle at $2.63 after an exchange of 25,329 stock units, Iron Rock Insurance carved out a gain of 2 cents to close at $2.52, after transferring 30,000 shares, ISP Finance declined $2.50 to $21, with investors swapping ownership of 212 units. Jamaican Teas lost 10 cents to settle at $4.87, in clearing the market with 27,227 stock units, Jetcon Corporation gained 13 cents in closing at 82 cents, trading 1,000 units, Lasco Financial lost 2 cents to close at $2.05 trading 143,268 shares. Limners and Bards shed 13 cents to finish at $2.47, with investors switching 58,980 shares, Lumber Depot fell 4 cents to $1.10, in exchanging 69,721 shares, Mailpac Group ended 2 cents higher at $1.98, in transferring 210,100 shares. Medical Disposables slipped 45 cents to $4.35, with an exchange of 11,210 units, Paramount Trading gained 20 cents in closing at $1.70, in trading 40,953 stock units, SSL Venture lost 4 cents to finish at 55 cents transferring 26,000 units and tTech shed 50 cents to end at $5, with an exchange of 9,600 units.

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

Junior Market index falters again

Trading surged with investors chasing after 156 percent more shares worth 388 percent more than Monday’s levels on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Tuesday.
Trading concluded with 38 securities changing hands compared to 37 on Monday and ended with the prices of 11 stocks rising, 21 declining and six with prices remaining unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index carved out a loss of 3.87 points to settle at 2,457.96 and the PE Ratio averaged 10.9 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 8,285,311 shares for $34,641,926  compared to 3,238,878 units at $7,097,152 on Monday. General Accident led trading with 55.7 percent of total volume in exchanging 4.61 million shares, followed by Lumber Depot with 7.7 percent or 640,674 units and  Tropical Battery with 7.4 percent after trading 610,629 units.
Trading ended with an average of 218,035 units at $911,630 in contrast to 87,537 at $191,815 on Monday. For October to date, the average trade ended with an exchange of 245,781 units at $554,280, compared to 247,644 units at $530,288 on Monday. Trading in
September
ended with an average of 119,171 units at 249,355.
At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows three stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial advanced 34 cents to end at $21.84 after exchanging 127 stock units, AMG Packaging gained 23 cents to finish at $1.84 with 467,983 stock units changing hands, Blue Power rose 1 cent to $3.45 with investors transferring  1,721 stock units.  Caribbean Assurance Brokers lost 4 cents to close at $1.80 with5,152 shares passing through the market, Caribbean Cream dropped 50 cents to end at $4 with 40,500 stock units traded, Caribbean Flavours slipped 2 cents to $1.73 in an exchange of 24,200 units. Caribbean Producers increased by 5 cents to finish at $2.30 with 11,174 shares changing hands, Derrimon Trading gained 5 cents to settle at $2.55 with investors swapping 32,027 stocks, Dolphin Cove shed 99 cents to close at $6 with 1,500 stocks passing through the market. Elite Diagnostic lost 1 cent to end at $3.05 with an exchange of 110,352 stock units, Everything Fresh gained 1 cent to finish at 72 cents with 44,626 units changing hands, Express Catering climbed 26 cents to settle at $3.45 with investors transferring 5 stocks. Fontana fell 5 cents to close at $4.80 with 238,266 shares passing through the market, Fosrich lost 4 cents to end at $3.16 with 5,205 stocks traded, General Accident dropped 14 cents and exchanged 4,614,219 stock units to finish at $6. GWest Corporation fell 12 cents to 78 cents with 11,863 stocks changing hands, Honey Bun fell 1 cent to $4.73 after the trading of 33,925 stock units, iCreate declined by 3 cents to close at 67 cents with 25,200 stock units passing through the market. Indies Pharma increased by 7 cents to end at $2.82 with 55,824 stocks traded, ISP Finance jumped $5 to finish at $23.50 with an exchange of 241 shares, Jamaican Teas lost 2 cents to settle at $4.97 with 56,823 stock units changing hands. Jetcon Corporation dipped 11 cents to close at 69 cents with 493,155 units changing hands, Knutsford Express shed 60 cents to end at $6.30 with the transferring of 16,100 shares,  Lasco Distributors rose 10 cents to finish at $3.15 with 99,650 units passing through the market. Lasco Financial dropped 2 cents to settle at $2.07 with 81,825 units traded, Limners and Bards declined by 6 cents to close at $2.60 with an exchange of 19,201 units,  Lumber Depot climbed 10 cents, exchanging 640,674 stock units to end at $1.14. Mailpac Group slipped 2 cents to finish at $1.96 with 377,510 stocks changing hands, Medical Disposables lost 3 cents to settle at $4.80 with investors switching ownership of 5,487 stock units, Paramount Trading dropped 20 cents to close at $1.50 with 13,840  stock units passing through the market. Stationery and Office Supplies shed 48 cents to end at $4.50 in trading 52 stock units and Tropical Battery fell 5 cents to finish at $1.20 with 610,629 stock units crossing the exchange.

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

Junior Market slippage

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Monday, with the market declining moderately as rising stocks edged out those falling after trading 76 percent more shares than on Friday at a value that is 63 percent higher.
Trading ended with 37 securities changing hands compared to 33 on Friday and ended with the prices of 15 stocks rising, the prices of 12 declining and 10, remaining unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index declined 5.95 points to 2,461.83. The average PE Ratio closed at 11 based on ICInsider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 3,238,878 shares for $7,097,152 compared to 1,839,376 units at $4,361,132 on Friday. Tropical Battery led trading with 45 percent of total volume with 1.46 million shares, followed by Mailpac Group 10.6 percent, with 342,904 units and Fontana 7.1 percent market share with 230,602 units.
Trading ended with an average of 87,537 units at $191,815 in contrast to 55,739 at $132,156 on Friday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 247,644 units at $530,288, compared to 258,843 units at $553,962 on Friday. Trading in September resulted in an average of 119,171 units at $249,355.
At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows three stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial lost 34 cents to close at $21.50, with an exchange of  16,120 shares, AMG Packaging gained 1 cent in closing at $1.61, after 174,099 stock units crossed the exchange, Blue Power ended at $3.44, with gains of 37 cents trading 30 units. Caribbean Assurance Brokers rose 1 cent to $1.84, after trading 3,290 units, Caribbean Cream lost 36 cents to settle at $4.50, with 18,240 stock units changing hands, Caribbean Producers picked up 5 cents to close at $2.25, after a transfer of 8,713 shares. Derrimon Trading rose 2 cents to end at $2.50, in trading 197,856 stock units, Elite Diagnostic lost 8 cents to close at $3.06 and clearing the market with 38,600 shares, Express Catering gained 4 cents to settle at $3.19, with an exchange of 16,840 stock units. Fontana shed 12 cents to end at $4.85, in transferring 230,602 shares, Fosrich gained 5 cents to close at $3.20, trading 5,350 units, General Accident shed 36 cents in closing at $6.14, with 44,300 shares passing through the market. Honey Bun shed 11 cents in closing at $4.74, in an exchange of 1,300 units, Indies Pharma lost 10 cents to finish at $2.75, with 4,000 units changing hands, Iron Rock Insurance slipped 1 cent to $2.50 in transferring 5,608 stock units. Jamaican Teas gained 10 cents to end at $4.99 trading 23,045 shares, Jetcon Corporation shed 9 cents to settle at 80 cents, with 68,521 shares passing through the market, Knutsford Express gained 16 cents to end at $6.90 trading 38,902 shares. Lasco Distributors fell 10 cents to $3.05, with investors switching ownership of 97,738 shares, Lasco Financial gained 2 cents to close at $2.09 with a transfer of 7,507 units, Lasco Manufacturing closed at $3.40, after gaining 3 ents trading 148,294 shares. Limners and Bards climbed 33 cents to $2.66, with 122,674 shares changing hands, Lumber Depot lost 6 cents to settle at $1.04, after the transferring of 82,337 shares, Mailpac Group lost 1 cent to close at $1.98, with investors switching ownership of 342,904 shares. Medical Disposables gained 58 cents to end at $4.83 in an exchange of 1,629 units, Stationery and Office Supplies picked up 1 cent to settle at $4.98 trading 700 units and Tropical Battery gained 6 cents in closing at $1.25, with 1,457,400 shares passing through the market.

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