Junior Market gains more

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange saw the market making more recovery on Thursday with the market Index rising 19.74 points to close at 2,996.89 for three days in a row.
The market settled with 34 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 5,022,418 units valued at $14,719,027 compared to 10,921,039 units valued at $36,285,573 from 33 on Wednesday. At the close of market activities, the prices of 15 securities advanced, 9 declined and 10 remained unchanged and resulted in the PE ratio of the market closing at 13.8 times 2019 earnings.
Trading ended with an average of 147,718 units for an average of $432,913 in contrast to 330,941 units for an average of $1,099,563 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 142,718 valued at $423,343 and previously 142,287 units valued at $422,520. In contrast, January closed with an average of 568,732 units valued at $3,447,957 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows five stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, Access Financial climbed $1.30 to settle at $28.50, with 938 shares changing hands, Blue Power gained 10 cents after exchanging 990 shares at $4.50, Caribbean Producers closed 1 cent higher at $4.81, with 4,100 stock units trading, Dolphin Cove shed 5 cents in trading of 189 units at $9.45. Elite Diagnostic closed trading of 53,536 units and gained 47 cents to end at $4.50, Express Catering rose 45 cents to end at $5.80 and finished with an exchange of 15,200 shares, Fontana closed trading with 66,918 stock units, after gaining 12 cents to end at $6.92. General Accident declined 25 cents in transferring 6,639 units at $6.25, GWest Corporation gained 5 cents to $1.05 exchanging 11,019 shares, Honey Bun declined by 68 cents to settle at $6.50, in trading 283,346 shares, Indies Pharma closed 20 cents higher to $2.70 and exchanged 59,370 shares. Jamaican Teas gained 35 cents to settle at $6.70, with 75,665 shares changing hands, Jetcon Corporation traded 4,017 shares, after rising 33 cents to close at $1.58, KLE Group closed with 48,634 units changing hands and gained 16 cents to end at $2.20, Knutsford Express swapped 6,179 shares at $9.90, after losing 10 cents. Lasco Distributors declined 10 cents in trading 2,485,710 units at $3.05, Lasco Financial closed 22 cents higher at $3.30, with 122,462 stock units trading, Limners and Bards closed 24 cents higher at $2.89, with 16,628 stock units trading. Lumber Depot ended with a loss of 1 cent at $1.49, with 58,017 stock units changing hands, MailPac declined 2 cents in trading of 709,347 units at $1.97. Main Event lost 10 cents exchanging 13,593 shares to close at $5.40, Medical Disposables closed trading of 18,200 units and gained 9 cents to end at $5.28. SSL Venture Capital gained 8 cents to settle at $1.20, with an exchange of 1,900 shares and Stationery and Office Supplies closed 94 cents lower to $8.16, in transferring 20,000 units.

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

2 weeks of Junior Market fall broken

The Junior Market broke the unbroken 5 days losing run 13 days of decline with just one day with gains in between before Friday’s gains that saw the market index advancing 34.92 points to close at 2,988.89.
Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Friday with 33 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 7,192,523 units valued at $17,864,788 compared to 2,099,024 units valued at $7,953,736 from an exchange of 34 stocks on Thursday.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 15 securities advanced, 4 declined and 14 remained unchanged. The average PE ratio closed at 12.9 on Friday.
Trading ended with an average of 217,955 units for an average of $541,357 in contrast to 61,736 units for an average of $233,933 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 128,387 valued at $371,602 and previously 127,778 units valued at $296,606. In contrast, January closed with an average of 137,619 units valued at $521,935 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 4 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 8 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial shed 3 cents in trading of 2,616 units to close at $29, Blue Power closed trading of 4,450 units and gained 11 cents to end at $3.66, Cargo Handlers climbed 17 cents and exchanged 1,100 shares at $8.17. Derrimon Trading closed with a loss of 14 cents at $2.05, swapping of 1,500 shares, Elite Diagnostic added 10 cents to finish at $4.15 after trading 109,192 shares, Everything Fresh lost 3 cents in trading 283,556 shares to close at $1. Express Catering gained 25 cents to settle at $5.85, with 500 shares changing hands, Fosrich rose 15 cents and exchanged 47,450 shares at $3.95, Fontana shed 30 cents trading 346,323 units, to close at $6.25. GWest Corporation swapped 100 units and gained 9 cents to end at $1.10, Honey Bun climbed 1 cent in exchanging 20,562 shares to end at $7, iCreate climbed 2 cents and traded 18,000 shares at 74 cents, Indies Pharma gained 10 cents with 46,501 shares changing hands at $2.95. Key Insurance shed 25 cents in trading of 100 units at $3.15, Lasco Financial added 5 cents with an exchange of 9,600 shares at $3.70, Lasco Manufacturing ended trading with 883,087 shares, after rising 10 cents to end at $4.05. Limners and Bards climbed 31 cents and exchanged 158,018 shares at $2.72, Lumber Depot closed trading of 712,522 units and gained 1 cent to end at $1.53, MailPac gained 1 cent to end at $2.01, after 857,836 shares changed hands and Paramount Trading climbed 21 cents and exchanged 3,282,300 shares at $1.71.

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

Junior Market down 12% for 2019

The Junior Market lost more grounds at the close on Thursday as the market index declined by 43.06 points to end at 2,953.97 and landing the market with an 11.8 percent fall for the year to date and 19.4 percent since the peak in August last year.
Trading ended with 34 securities changing hands the same as on Wednesday, resulting in an exchange of 2,099,024 units for $7,953,736, compared to 3,482,018 units valued at $11,901,548 on Wednesday.
At the close, the prices of 11 securities advanced, 16 declined and 7 remained unchanged. The average PE Ratio for Junior Market stocks ended 12.2 times 2019 earnings.
Trading ended with an average of 61,736 units for an average of $233,933 in contrast to 102,412 units for $350,046 for each security traded on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 127,778 units valued at $296,606 and previously 111,408 units valued at $318,574. In contrast, January closed with an average of 137,619 units valued at $521,935 for each security traded
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows seven stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, Access Financial lost $1.28 in trading 8,829 shares to close at $29.03, AMG Packaging fell 5 cents, exchanging 1,000 shares to close at $2. Blue Power declined by 15 cents to settle at $3.55 with 41,385 shares crossing the market after the stock traded at an intraday low of $3.29, Caribbean Cream closed 30 cents higher to end at $3.65, with 1,330 units changing hands. Derrimon Trading closed 16 cents higher at $2.19, after hitting an intraday low of $1.88 with 63,837 stock units traded, Elite Diagnostic gained 2 cents to finish at $4.05, in trading 26,549 stock units, Everything Fresh ended trading 106,378 shares at $1.03, after rising 3 cents. Express Catering declined 20 cents in exchanging 60,400 units at $5.60, Fontana climbed 15 cents to settle at $6.55 with 118,764 shares changing hands, Fosrich closed trading of 9,071 units and lost 20 cents to end at $3.80 after hitting an intraday low of $3.21. General Accident shed 50 cents in trading 9,068 shares to close at $6, GWest Corporation closed trading of 14,959 units and lost 9 cents to end at $1.01, Honey Bun ended market activity exchanging 11,413 shares to close at $6.99 after rising 43 cents. iCreate settled at 72 cents with a gain of 5 cents in the swapping 14,066 units, Indies Pharma closed trading of 54,675 units and lost 5 cents to end at $2.85, Jamaican Teas gained 35 cents to close at $6.35 in the swapping 43,984 shares. Jetcon Corporation rose by 8 cents in trading of 345 units at $1.50, Key Insurance closed 20 cents higher at $3.40, with 75,721 units trading, Knutsford Express fell 50 cents to close at $10 with 2,501 units crossing the exchange. Lasco Distributors ended with a loss of 1 cent at $3.02, with 78,081 units changing hands, Lasco Financial ended trading with 28,706 shares, after declining 6 cents to end at $3.65. Limners and Bards lost 20 cents to end the day at $2.41 with 115,393 shares traded, Main Event closed 30 cents lower at $5.80, with 11,381 stock units trading. Paramount Trading lost 30 cents in trading 21,563 units at $1.50, SSL Venture exchanged 31,675 units and gained 8 cents to settle at $1.10 and Stationery and Office Supplies declined 75 cents to end at $9 with 9,107 shares changing hands.
In the Junior Market preference segment, Derrimon Trading lost 30 cents in trading of 6,818 units at a 52 weeks’ low of $1.50.

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

JSE Junior Market down 10.5% for 2020

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The Junior Market index slumped to 2,997.03 after shedding another 22.16 points to end market activity on Wednesday and moving the market back to the levels of May last year.
At the close of the market, the index is down 10.5 percent for 2020 to date and 18.2 percent since it peaked in August 2019.
Trading ended with 34 securities changing hands, resulting in the prices of 10 stocks advancing, 13 declining and 11 remaining unchanged.
At the close of trading 3,482,018 units valued at $11,901,548 crossed the exchange, compared to 4,430,356 units valued at $12,074,628 on from 33 securities Tuesday. The average PE Ratio for Junior Market stocks declined to 12.3 times, 2019 earnings.
Trading ended with an average of 102,412 units at $350,046 in contrast to 134,253 units for $365,898 for each security traded on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 1111,408 units valued at $318,574 and previously 116,262units valued at $301,590. In contrast, January closed with an average of 137,619 units valued at $521,935 for each security traded
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows six stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Blue Power climbed 20 cents in exchanging 19,694 shares at $3.70, Caribbean Cream dipped 35 cents in trading of 5,800 units at a 52 weeks’ low of $3.35, Cargo Handlers declined by 25 cents to settle at $8 with an exchange of 5,666 shares. Derrimon Trading ended the day with 57,595 shares changing hands after rising 3 cents to end at $2.03, Dolphin Cove closed 10 cents higher at $9.90, with 1,279 stock units traded, Elite Diagnostic fell 27 cents in trading of 48,099 units at $4.03. Everything Fresh declined 7 cents, swapping 217,903 units at $1, Fontana declined by 2 cents to settle at $6.40 with 110,646 shares changing hands, Fosrich closed trading of 8,000 units and gained 10 cents to end at $4. General Accident climbed 50 cents and exchanged 400 shares at $6.50, GWest Corporation closed trading of 5,000 units and gained 4 cents to end at $1.10, Honey Bun ended market activity exchanging 4,007 shares to close at $6.56 after falling 44 cents. iCreate settled at 52 weeks’ low of 67 cents after shedding 3 cents in the swapping of 37,619, Indies Pharma closed trading of 98,212 units and gained 4 cents to end at $2.90, Jamaican Teas ended the day with a loss of 35 cents at $6 in the swapping of 108,780 shares. Jetcon Corporation dropped 3 cents trading of 6,000 units at $1.42, Knutsford Express fell $1.50 to close at $10.50 with 6,655 units crossing the exchange, Lasco Financial ended trading with 35,602 shares, after rising 1 cent to end at $3.71. The Limners and Bards gained 11 cents to end the day at $2.61 with 36,617 shares traded, Lumber Depot ended market activity exchanging 544,386 shares to close at $1.52 after falling 3 cents, Main Event closed 30 cents higher at $6.10, with 100 stock units trading. Mailpac Group fell 10 cents in exchanging 567,179 units at $2, Medical Disposables closed with a loss of $1.30 to finish at $6.30 in the swapping of 2,300 shares and Stationery and Office Supplies climbed 5 cents to end at $9.75 with 11,000 shares changing hands.

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

Junior Market back to mid-2018 levels

Declining stocks on the Junior Market Index exceeded advancing ones, two to one and led to a decline of 47.48 points in the index, to close at 3,019.19 on Tuesday, the lowest level not seen since July 2018. Tuesday’s fall dragged the market down 18 percent since peaking in August 2019 and 9.8 percent since the start of 2019.
Market activity ended with 33 securities changing hands, with the prices of nine advancing, 18 declining and five remaining unchanged. Trading resulted in an exchange of 4,430,356 units valued at $12,074,628 compared to 2,894,161 units valued at $6,925,513 on Monday. The average PE Ratio for the Junior Market stocks declined to 12.8 times, 2019 earnings.
Trading closed with an average of 134,253 units for $365,898 for each security traded in contrast to 96,472 units for an average of $230,850. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 116,262 valued at $301,590. In contrast, January closed with an average of 137,619 units valued at $521,935 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows five stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial shed $5.69 in trading of 2,159 units at $30.31, Blue Power lost 50 cents with an exchange of 35,000 units to settle at $3.50, Caribbean Cream declined by 30 cents to close at $3.70 after trading 11,353 shares. Caribbean Producers ended with a loss of 1 cent at $4.80 with 9,662 stock units changing hands, Consolidated Bakeries finished the day exchanging 5,000 shares to close at $1.63 after falling 12 cents, Elite Diagnostic lost 15 cents in trading 491 units to close at $4.30. Everything Fresh ended the market activity with 23,773 shares crossing the exchange after rising 2 cents to end at $1.07, Express Catering lost 20 cents in trading of 17,406 units at $5.80, Fontana declined by 19 cents in swapping 88,897 units at $6.60. Fosrich dipped 30 cents in trading of 41,947 shares at $3.90, GWest Corporation closed trading of 7,000 units and gained 4 cents to end at $1.06, Honey Bun ended the day at $7 after rising 2 cents and trading 41,620 stock units. iCreate declined by 2 cents to settle at 70 cents with an exchange of 16,000 shares, Indies Pharma shed 5 cents in trading of 3,362 units at $2.86, Jamaican Teas declined by 15 cents trading 279,028 units at $6.35. Key Insurance lost 48 cents in exchanging 34,284 shares to close at $3.20, KLE Group shed 26 cents after swapping 4,931 at $2.04, Knutsford Express gained $1.12 to end at $12, after trading 35,702 shares. Lasco Distributors added 1 cent and exchanged 3,820 shares at $3.03, Lasco Financial gained 5 cents to finish at $3.70 with 142,546 crossing the exchange, Lasco Manufacturing ended with a loss of 1 cent at $3.95 with 51,170 stock units changing hands. Limners and Bards lost 40 cents in trading of 744,674 units at $2.50, Lumber Depot climbed 4 cents and exchanged 975,842 shares at $1.55, MailPac ended trading with 1,618,642 shares, after rising 10 cents to end at $2.10. Main Event lost 30 cents in exchanging 7,283 shares to close at $5.80, Medical Disposables ended with 14,571 shares changing hands, after rising 10 cents to end at $7.60, Paramount Trading climbed 25 cents and exchanged 2,530 shares at $1.80 and Stationery and Office Supplies ended market activity with 18,500 shares to close at $9.70 after falling 29 cents.

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

JSE Junior Market breaks losing streak

Junior Market stocks broke the losing streak in trading on Thursday with the market index advancing 19.38 points to close at 3,117.54 as 35 securities changed hands, resulting in gains for 16 and losses for 8 leaving 11 unchanged.
Trading resulted in an exchange of 2,189,745 units valued at $8,061,287 compared to 1,878,404 units valued at $6,417,405 from 30 securities on Wednesday. At the close of trading, the average PE ratio of the Junior Market stood at 13.1.
Trading ended with an average of 62,564 units for an average of $230,322 in contrast to 62,613 units for an average of $213,914 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 142,385 units valued at $519,699 and previously 146,806 units for $535,724. In contrast, December closed with an average of 568,732 units valued at $3,447,957 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows no stock ending with bids higher than the last selling price and 5 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial Services ended trading with 5,342 shares, after rising 9 cents to end at $30.40, AMG Packaging climbed 7 cents and exchanged 152,861 stock units at $2.07, Blue Power added 1 cent and traded 17,174 units at $4.01. Consolidated Bakeries closed 13 cents higher at $1.82, with 1,200 stock units changing hands, Derrimon Trading closed with a loss of 45 cents at $2, in swapping 83,005 shares, Dolphin Cove gained $1.30 to end at $10.50 in trading 8,000 units. Everything Fresh closed 4 cents higher at $1.04, with 56,606 stock units trading, Express Catering fell 6 cents in trading 66,943 units at $6.06, General Accident climbed 30 cents in exchanging 2,000 shares at $6.20. GWest Corporation rose 4 cents and traded 5,000 shares at $1.06, Honey Bun declined 50 cents in trading of 304 units at $7.50, Indies Pharma fell 10 cents exchanging 24,392 units at $2.95, Jamaican Teas ended transferring 34,233 shares, after rising 5 cents to close at $6.60. Jetcon Corporation fell 8 cents in trading 26,782 units at $1.42, Key Insurance lost 12 cents in closing at $3.68 after transferring 76,407 shares, Knutsford Express rose 35 cents to close at $10, with 115 stock units traded, Lasco Distributors gained 4 cents and closed at $3.19, with 15,274 stock units changing hands. Lasco Financial climbed 12 cents and exchanged 53,794 shares at $4, Lasco Manufacturing swapped 4,000 units and gained 12 cents to end at $4.30, Lumber Depot lost 3 cents in trading 188,056 stock units at $1.50, MailPac shed 2 cents while exchanging 515,822 units at $2.08. SSL Venture Capital closed trading of 1,000 units with a rise of 1 cent to end at $1.09 and Stationery and Office Supplies closed with 760 units crossing the exchange and gained 89 cents to end at $9.90.
CAC 2000 9.5% preference share closed 17 cents higher at $1.20, while trading 37,033 stock units.

Junior Market continues to slide

The Junior Market continued its downward trend, falling 12.88 points to close at 3,098.16, with 30 securities changing hands and the price of 10 securities advancing, 10 declining and 10 remaining unchanged.
The market closed with an exchange of 1,878,404 units valued at $6,417,405 compared to 2,469,369 units valued at $7,388,636 from 35 securities on Tuesday.
Trading ended with an average of 62,613 units at $213,914 for each security traded in contrast to 70,553 units for an average of $211,104 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 146,806 units valued at $535,724 and previously 151,001 units at $551,762 for each security. In contrast, December closed with an average of 521,319 shares at $1,344,719 for each security traded. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 13.1 based on earnings for 2019.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows eight stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging shed 10 cents in trading of 9,600 units at $2, Caribbean Producers climbed 20 cents and exchanged 2,400 shares at $5, Derrimon Trading closed 20 cents higher at $2.45, with 542,601 stock units changing hands. Dolphin Cove ended with a loss of $1.59, in swapping 27,600 shares at $9.20, Everything Fresh declined 4 cents in trading of 18,919 units at $1, Express Catering exchanged 20,500 units and gained 2 cents to end at $6.12. Fontana lost 5 cents to settle at $7 with 231,946 units changing hands, General Accident transferred 363 shares and fell 10 cents to finish at $5.90, GWest Corporation dropped 10 cents in trading 61,838 units at $1.02. Honey Bun gained 70 cents to end at $8 with 104,968 shares changing hands, KLE Group shed 50 cents in trading of 3,300 units at $2.30, Knutsford Express fell 35 cents in exchanging 12,823 units at $9.65. Lasco Manufacturing lost 7 cents to close at $4.18 with 17,645 crossing the exchange, Limners and Bards gained 1 cent to settle at $2.90, after trading 13,610 shares, Lumber Depot ended swapping 80,966 shares, after rising 2 cents to close at $1.53. MailPac Group closed 14 cents higher at $2.10, with 353,900 stock units trading, Medical Disposables climbed 50 cents and exchanged 1,000 shares at $7.20, Paramount Trading closed 3 cents higher at $1.73, with 2,812 stock units trading. Stationery and Office Supplies ended with a loss of 1 cent at $9.01 with 40,711 stock units changing hands and tTech closed trading of 932 units and gained 2 cents to end at $5.62.

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

Junior Market drops 6.3% for 2019

The Junior Market is down 6.3% for 2019, but the fall may be close to an end at the market is close to a support level going back to the beginning of 2018 and as far back as 2015.

Investors did more damage to the Junior Market at the close of trading on Monday, in cutting 23.47 points off the close of the index on Friday, to end on the first day of the week at 3,137.02, down 6.3 percent for the year to date.
Trading ended with 33 securities changing hands, leading to the prices of 13 securities advancing, 14 declining and 6 remaining unchanged. The market closed with an exchange of 2,881,585 units valued at $9,881,495 compared to 2,690,069 units valued at $8,684,726 from 33 securities on Friday. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 13.7 based on earnings for 2019.
Trading ended with an average of 87,321 units at $299,439 for each securities changing hands, in contrast to 81,517 units for an average of $263,174 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 155,967 units valued at $572,790 for each company traded and previously 150,098 units valued at $541,417. In contrast, December closed with an average of 521,319 shares at $1,344,719 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows six stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, Access Financial lost 24 cents in trading 6,796 shares to finish at $30.26, Blue Power ended market activity, exchanging 12,200 shares to settle at $4.10 after falling 10 cents. Cargo Handlers closed with a loss of $1.40 at $8.10, in swapping 6,000 shares, with the price adjusting to a more realistic value after three and a half years of significant overvaluation. Caribbean Cream declined 25 cents in trading 1,300 units at $3.75, Derrimon Trading shed 30 cents to settle at $2.20 with 53,900 units crossing the exchange, Dolphin Cove fell 61 cents to $10.79 with 2,685 units changing hands. Express Catering ended trading of 46,531 shares, after rising 7 cents to close at $6.15, Fontana closed with an exchange of 255,318 units and gained 9 cents to end at $7.09, Fosrich declined 19 cents in trading of 5,320 units at $4.30. General Accident climbed 29 cents and exchanged 1,513 shares at $6.30, GWest Corporation advanced 5 cents trading 100,000 shares at $1.05, Honey Bun concluded trading with 6,000 shares after adding 3 cents to settle at $8.70. Indies Pharma closed trading of 9,045 units and gained 2 cents to end at $2.92, Jamaican Teas closed trading with 102,500 shares, after rising 25 cents to end at $6.55, Jetcon Corporation finished 10 cents higher at $1.65, with an exchange of 29,800 stock units. Key Insurance added 1 cent to end at $3.80, with 23,000 stock units trading, KLE Group exchanged 27,107 shares, after rising 76 cents to finish at $2.80, Knutsford Express lost 65 cents in trading of 358 units at $9.55. Lasco Distributors dropped 3 cents in trading 923,118 shares to close at $3.13, Lasco Financial ended with a loss of 1 cent at $3.95 with 32,534 stock units changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing climbed 35 cents and exchanged 162,698 shares at $4.50. Lumber Depot declined by 4 cents to settle at $1.59 with 419,324 units crossing the exchange, Main Event fell 6 cents in trading of 73,238 units at $6, Medical Disposables closed with a loss of 50 cents to end at $7, after swapping 10,000 shares. Paramount Trading ended trading with 2,000 shares, after rising 5 cents to settle at $1.75, SSL Venture closed the day with 200 shares traded, after gaining 2 cents to finish at $1.10 and tTech lost 40 cents in trading of 12,300 units at $5.60.

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

More decline for Junior Market

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

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

Junior Market index rises – Monday

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Monday with Market Index advanced by 26.06 points to close at 3,235.07 from an equal number of stocks rising and falling.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 15 securities advanced, 15 declined and two remained unchanged, resulting in the average PE Ratio ending at 14.2 times earnings for 2019
Market activity ended with 32 securities changing hands and an exchange of 3,592,718 units valued at $9,412,656, compared to 4,639,848 units valued at $13,835,204 from 33 securities on Friday.
Trading ended with an average of 112,272 units for an average of $294,146 in contrast to 140,601 units for an average of $419,249 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 164,155 valued at $643,813 and previously 168,606 valued at $673,811. In contrast, December closed with an average of 521,319 shares at $1,344,719 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows six stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and five with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial lost $1.60 trading 1,414 shares to close at $30.50, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 1 cent at $2.01 with 71,183 stock units changing hands, Blue Power closed 1 cent higher at $4.40, with an exchange of 20,241 stock units. CAC 2000 climbed $1.50 to settle at $15 with 13,500 shares changing hands, Caribbean Flavours gained $1.98 to end at $17 with 802 stock units trading, Derrimon Trading dipped 28 cents in transferring 17,446 units at $2.30, Dolphin Cove ended with a loss of 1 cent at $11.60 with 1,001 stock units changing hands. Elite Diagnostic traded 35,800 shares, after rising 12 cents to finish at $4.50, Everything Fresh ended with a loss of 1 cent at $1.05 with 35,600 stock units crossing the exchange, Express Catering climbed 10 cents and exchanged 250 shares at $6.60. Fosrich ended trading with 19,641 shares, after rising 15 cents to end at $4.25, Fontana fell 4 cents in with 88,457 units changing hands at $7.10, General Accident dipped 39 cents in trading 31,568 units at $6.36. Honey Bun climbed 19 cents, exchanging 5,339 shares at $8.20, iCreate ended market activity trading 401,583 shares to close at 75 cents after falling 10 cents, Indies Pharma dipped 4 cents to $3.06 in swapping 513,785 units. Jamaican Teas ended market activity, exchanging 140,915 shares to close at $6.69 after falling 19 cents, Jetcon Corporation climbed 20 cents and traded 55,131 shares at $1.65, Key Insurance ended market activity, with 18,397 shares crossing the exchange to close at $3.70 after falling 10 cents, KLE Group finished trading with 319,823 shares, after rising 6 cents to end at $2.10. Knutsford Express dropped 84 cents in transferring 2,033 units at $9.11. Lasco Distributors fell 13 cents and completed market activity exchanging 79,999 shares to close at $3.16, Lasco Financial lost 10 cents trading 52,450 stock units to close at $4.30, Lasco Manufacturing climbed 15 cents and exchanged 98,768 shares at $4.31. Limners and Bards ended with a loss of 1 cent at $2.99, with 28,873 stock units changing hands. Lumber Depot climbed 19 cents and exchanged 1,018,540 shares at $1.80, MailPac rose 2 cents in transferring of 459,048 shares at $2.07. Main Event ended trading with 2,740 shares, after rising 10 cents to $6.50, Medical Disposables closed 59 cents higher at $7.59, with 2,433 stock units trading and Paramount Trading closed with 15,041 units changing hands and gained 20 cents to end at $1.90.

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