Junior Market tumbles on Wednesday

The market index rose to more than 2,556 points within an hour of trading on Wednesday but selling drove the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange down at the close, with the market index dropping nearly 100 points from the day’s peak to finish with a loss for the day of 70.49 points to settle at 2,459.43.
Trading ended with more stocks declining than rising after an exchange of 33 percent more shares than on Tuesday. The market closed with 38 securities changing hands compared to 33 on Tuesday and closed with the prices of 15 stocks rising, 17 declining and six remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio ends at 12.5 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market saw an exchange of 7,027,159 shares for  $23,247,610 compared to 5,272,918 units at $15,658,293 on Tuesday.
Fosrich led trading with 34.2 percent of total volume with an exchange of 2.4 million shares, followed by  Jamaican Teas with 13.9 percent after a transfer of 976,355 units and Tropical Battery with 9.6 percent market share for 675,760 stock units.
Trading ended with an average of 184,925 units at $611,779 compared to 159,785 at $474,494 on Tuesday. The month to date average trade is 194,462 units at $568,878, compared to 195,107
units at $565,977 on Tuesday. October averaged trade was 230,868 units at $535,509.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows seven stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial advanced 45 cents to $20.55 with an exchange of 6,753 shares, AMG Packaging slipped 1 cent to $1.59 with 71,448 stocks changing hands, Blue Power declined by 9 cents to $3.50 with 50 units traded. CAC 2000 jumped 80 cents to close at $10 with 1,000 stocks passing through the market, Cargo Handlers dropped 65 cents to $6.30 transferring 5,444 shares, Caribbean Assurance Brokers declined 15 cents to $1.75 with switching ownership of 43,718 units. Caribbean Cream declined by 19 cents in exchanging 93,302 stocks to finish at $3.81, Caribbean Producers gained 17 cents to close at $2.49 with 227,116 shares changing hands, Derrimon Trading lost 2 cents to settle at $2.38 with 20,761 units passing through the market. Dolphin Cove advanced 18 cents trading 2,368 stocks to end at $5.68, Elite Diagnostic dropped 20 cents to $3.10 in transferring 29,120 shares, Everything Fresh declined by 10 cents to 63 cents, in switching ownership of 165,878 units. Express Catering shed 67 cents to settle at $3.31 with an exchange of 89,040 stocks, Fontana climbed 30 cents to end at $5.38 with 149,049 units changing hands, General Accident gained 10 cents to finish at $6.20 with 62,300 shares traded. GWest Corporation rose 11 cents to close at 76 cents with 34,793 stocks passing through the market, iCreate lost 3 cents to settle at 59 cents with a transfer of 59,812 units, Indies Pharma increased 7 cents to $2.50, trading 89,073 shares. Iron Rock Insurance dropped 20 cents to finish at $2.80 with 31,000 stocks changing hands, Jamaican Teas exchanged 976,355 shares and climbed 20 cents to close at $6.70, Jetcon Corporation slipped 1 cent to 83 cents with 170,553 units passing through the market. Knutsford Express rose 5 cents to $6.70 with 1,000 shares traded, Lasco Financial gained 4 cents to end at $2.64 with a transfer of 10,000 stocks, Lasco Manufacturing fell 35 cents to $3.50 with investors switching ownership of 511,000 units.

Lumber Depot increased 8 cents to $1.29 with an exchange of 22,500 stocks, Mailpac Group rose 2 cents to $2.18 with 325,265 units changing hands, Medical Disposables dropped 27 cents to $3.93 with 33,581 shares traded. Paramount Trading increased by 2 cents to $1.32 with 30,000 stocks passing through the market, SSL Venture fell 1 cent to 57 cents with a transfer of  6,800 units, Stationery and Office Supplies slipped 5 cents to $4.50 with investors switching ownership of 25,843 shares. Tropical Battery exchanged 675,760 units and declined by 7 cents to $1.12 and tTech gained 3 cents to finish at $4.90 with 2,665 stocks crossing the exchange.

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

Junior Market slips on Thursday

Rising stocks price were equal to declining stocks at the close of trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, with the market slipping for a second consecutive day and resulted in the Market Index falling 8.55 points to settle at 2,533.26.
Trading ended with 32 securities changing hands compared to 34 on Wednesday and concluded with the prices of 11 stocks rising, 11 declining and 10 remaining unchanged. At the close, the average PE Ratio ended at 12.7 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with 17 percent more shares trading than on Wednesday after 3,353,944 shares changed hands for  $7,247,408, 21 percent higher than the $5,973,152 allowing for the trading of 2,855,958 units on Wednesday. Jetcon Corporation led trading with 38.9 percent of total volume with 1.31 million shares, followed by Tropical Battery with 17.5 percent of the day’s trade with a transfer of 588,526 units and Mailpac Group with 13.3 percent market share or 446,042 units.
Trading ended with an average of 104,811 units at $226,481 in contrast to 83,999 at $175,677 on Wednesday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 202,892 units at $564,142, compared to 210,208 units at $589,328 on Wednesday. October averaged 230,868 units at $535,509 for each traded security.
At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial gained 10 cents to end at $22 with an exchange of 2,998 shares, AMG Packaging lost 6 cents to finish at $1.54 with the trading of 21,524 units, Blue Power fell 16 cents to $3.30 and swpped 504 shares. Caribbean Assurance Brokers rose 4 cents to close at $1.85 with investors switching ownership of 1,000 stocks, Caribbean Flavours gained 10 cents to end at $1.81 with 59,500 units changing hands, Caribbean Producers slipped 2 cents and exchanged 4,500 shares to finish at $2.34. Elite Diagnostic declined 1 cent to $3.10 with 15,000 stocks passing through the market, Everything Fresh increased by 3 cents to 73 cents trading 22,181 shares, Express Catering rose 2 cents to $3.76  with a transfer of 450 units. Fontana advanced 10 cents to finish at $5.30 with 65,496 stocks changing hands, Fosrich gained 6 cents to settle at $3.99 with an exchange of 17,225 units, Indies Pharma climbed 15 cents to close at $2.75 with 7,016 shares passing through the market. Jamaican Teas lost 20 cents to end at $6.15 with 275,731 units traded, Knutsford Express shed 67 cents to finish at $6.03 with investors switching ownership of 17,304 stocks, Lasco Distributors fell 14 cents to $3.15 with 5,000 units changing hands. Lasco Manufacturing lost 2 cents and traded 47,576 shares to close at $3.79, Limners and Bards advanced 11 cents to $2.59 with a transfer of 17,900 stocks, Lumber Depot gained 8 cents to finish at $1.25 with 4,477 shares changing hands. Mailpac Group exchanged 446,042 units and slipped 1 cent to settle at $2.17, Main Event jumped 50 cents to close at $3.49 with a mere 331 shares passing through the market and Medical Disposables lost 10 cents to end at $4.40 with 1,316 stocks crossing the exchange.
In the preference segment, CAC 2000 9.5% fell 15 cents to settle at 99 cents with 24,902 units changing hands.

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

Prices highly mixed on Junior market

Prices movements were even when the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Wednesday, but the market index slipped moderately after trading 57 percent fewer shares worth 55 percent less than on Tuesday.
Trading ended with 34 securities changing hands compared to 28 on Tuesday and closed with the prices of 11 stocks rising  11 declining and 12 remaining unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index shed 12.67 points to settle at 2,524.43. The PE Ratio averaged 11.3 based on ICInsider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 3,035,084 shares for $7,617,641  compared to 7,037,763 units at $16,944,311 on Tuesday. Limners and Bards led trading with 40.9 percent of total volume with 1.24 million shares, followed by Lasco Financial 12.6 percent with 383,345 units and Tropical Battery with 8.5 percent market share for 258,623 units.
Trading ended with an average of 89,267 units at $224,048 in contrast to 251,349 at $605,154 on Tuesday. The average trade for November to date is 177,369 units at $378,968, compared to224,173 units at $461,269 on Tuesday. Trading in October resulted in an average of 230,868 units at $535,509.
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, Blue Power lost 37 cents ending at $3.10, with 100 units passing through the market, Cargo Handlers shed 60 cents to end at $6.30, in exchanging 548 units, Caribbean Assurance Brokers fell 12 cents in closing at $1.80 trading 1,919 units. Caribbean Cream rose 70 cents to $4.70, in an exchange of  100,050 shares, Caribbean Flavours gained 12 cents to close at $1.75 trading 18,545 stock units, Consolidated Bakeries ended 3 cents higher at $1.43 after crossing the market with 201 units. Derrimon Trading lost 36 cents to end at $2.45, with investors swapping 89,137 shares, Dolphin Cove lost 1 cent in closing at $6.99, with 259 units changing hands, Everything Fresh closed at 75 cents, with a rise of 1 cent trading 562 units. Fontana shed 28 cents to close at $4.72, in exchanging 70,292 shares, Fosrich gained 30 cents in closing at $3.65, with a transfer of 72,728 stocks, General Accident rose 30 cents to settle at $6.50, with investors switching ownership of 661 units. iCreate slipped to 66 cents, after losing 3 cents trading 200,076 shares, Iron Rock Insurance gained 8 cents to finish at $2.88, with 1,000 units passing through the market, Jamaican Teas lost 17 cents to settle at $5.23 trading 72,005 shares. KLE Group gained 35 cents in closing at $1.45, in exchanging 5,560 units, Lasco Distributors gained 16 cents in closing at $3.15, with an exchange of 37,391 stock units, Lasco Financial lost 8 cents to end at $2.60, transferring 383,345 shares. Limners and Bards gained 4 cents to settle at $2.55 with 1,241,222 shares crossing the market, Lumber Depot fell 3 cents to finish at $1.41, with 69,193 shares changing hands, Main Event gained 2 cents to close at $3, after exchanging 25,145 stock units and Medical Disposables lost 2 cents in ending at $4.65, in exchange for 1,209 units.

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

Junior Market positive close

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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.

Junior Market ekes a rise on Thursday

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Thursday, with the market squeezing out a meager of 5.22 points in the market Index to settle at 2,449.13 as an equal number of stocks rose and fell after trading 40 percent more shares than on Wednesday.
Like Wednesday, trading ended with 35 securities changing hands on Thursday and concluded with 15 stocks rising, the prices of 15 declining and five with prices remaining unchanged.
At the close, the average PE Ratio ended at 10.3 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 4,929,572 shares for $9,632,353 compared to 3,515,236 units at $8,677,144 on Wednesday. Tropical Battery led trading with 23.1 percent of total volume, with 1.14 million shares, followed by AMG Packaging with 21.6 percent, with an exchange of 1.07 million units and Iron Rock Insurance with 14.4 percent and 708,211 shares.
Trading ended with an average of 140,845 units at $275,210 compared to 100,435 at $247,918 on Wednesday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 272,356 units at $582,027 compared to 282,340 units at $605,321  on Wednesday. Trading in September concluded 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 four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and five with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial climbed $2.83 to end at $21.84 in an exchange of 4,000 shares, AMG Packaging advanced 20 cents, trading 1,065,494 units to finish at $1.85, Blue Power increased 9 cents to settle at $3.48 with investors transferring 30,910 shares. Caribbean Assurance Brokers dropped 13 cents to close at $1.67 with 2,748 stocks passing through the market, Caribbean Cream lost 10 cents to end at $4.90 with 5,290 stock units changing hands, Caribbean Flavours gained 11 cents to finish at $1.82 in an exchange of 427,773 shares. Caribbean Producers rose 5 cents to settle at $2.25 with investors switching ownership of 48,738 shares, Derrimon Trading dropped 18 cents to close at $2.50 with 170,380 stock units passing through the market, Express Catering ended  6 cents higher at $3.06 with 7,800 stocks changing hands. Fosrich fell 5 cents to settle at $3.15, with 3,050 shares traded,  General Accident shed 86 cents to finish at $6.14 with the transfer of 9,723 units iCreate lost 10 cents to settle at 60 cents with 3,400 units passing through the market. Iron Rock Insurance slipped 1 cent, exchanging 708,211 stocks to close at $2.50, ISP Finance shed $2.44 to settle at $16.01 with 4,800 units changing hands, Jamaican Teas climbed 13 cents to end at $5 with 50,649 stock units traded. Jetcon Corporation gained 2 cents to finish at 80 cents with investors switching ownership of 27,328 stock units, KLE Group declined 32 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $1.10 with 9,000 units passing through the market, Knutsford Express jumped $1.03 to end at $6.74 with 7,833 units changing hands. Lasco Distributors advanced 14 cents to finish at $3.15 with an exchange of 44,587 units,  Lasco Financial gained 2 cents to settle at $2.07 with 5,589 stocks traded, Lasco Manufacturing fell 8 cents to close at $3.37 with investors transferring 25,072 units. Limners and Bards dropped 17 cents to end at $2.33 with 95,783 stock units trading, Lumber Depot finished 1 cent higher at $1.04 with 275,023 units changing hands, Mailpac Group dipped 4 cents to settle at $1.95 with an exchange of 571,731 units. Medical Disposables shed 65 cents to close at $3.90 with investors switching ownership of 1,045 shares, SSL Venture rose 9 cents to end at 59 cents with 200 units changing hands, Stationery and Office Supplies advanced 15 cents to finish at $5 with 1,700 units passing through the market. Tropical Battery gained 3 cents, trading 1,139,241 shares to settle at $1.23 and tTech dropped 90 cents to close at $5.50 with 1,363 shares crossing the exchange.
In the preference segment, Derrimon Trading lost 1 cent to end at $2.04 with 2,555 units changing hands.

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

Junior Market slips on Tuesday

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Tuesday, with the market declining moderately after the prices of more stocks fell than those rising after 173 percent more shares traded than on Friday.
Trading ended with 36 securities changing hands compared to 30 on Friday and closed with the prices of 10 stocks rising, 16 declining and 10 remaining unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index dropped 10.79 points to settle at 2,500.71. The average PE Ratio ended at 11.3 based on the ICInsider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Trading closed with an exchange of 6,241,322 shares for  $10,328,488 compared to 2,285,445 units at $6,026,625 on Friday. Tropical Battery traded 63.2 percent of total volume, with 3.94 million shares, followed by Lasco Distributors with 7.1 percent and 441,987 units and Mailpac Group ended with 6.8 percent or 422,033 units.
Trading ended with an average of 173,370 units at $286,902 in contrast to 76,182 at $200,888 on Friday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 297,285 units at $634,685 compared to 308,724 units at $666,788 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 five stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of trading, AMG Packaging lost 21 cents to end at $1.65, in exchanging 5,000 shares, Blue Power closed 4 cents lower at $3.40 trading 38 units Caribbean Assurance Brokers slid 10 cents to at $1.80, with 150 shares passing through the market. Caribbean Cream lost 5 cents to $5.10, in an exchange of 32,621 shares, Caribbean Flavours gained 4 cents to close at $1.74, with 339,826 shares changing hands, Caribbean Producers finished with a loss of 2 cents at $2.34, after trading 4,612 stock units. Derrimon Trading lost 11 cents in closing at $2.64, in an exchange of  32,573 shares, Express Catering ended 5 cents lower at $3.85 after a transfer of 2,305 units, General Accident closed at $6.50, after losing 19 cents trading 2,790 units. GWest Corporation gained 11 cents to settle at 86 cents, with an exchange of 1,000 units, Honey Bun lost 4 cents in closing at $4.85  trading 59,977 shares, iCreate lost 2 cents to settle at 70 cents, with 2,713 units crossing the market. Indies Pharma gained 1 cent to settle at $2.67 and finishing with a transfer of 24,600 shares, Iron Rock Insurance shed 37 cents to end at $2.51, in an exchange of 50,000 shares, Jamaican Teas picked up 14 cents to end at $5, in transferring 49,971 shares. Jetcon Corporation rose 9 cents to settle at 89 cents, clearing the market with 35,416 shares, Knutsford Express dipped 45 cents to $6.30, trading 10,004 stock units, Lasco Distributors shed 5 cents to close at $3.10 after crossing the market, with 441,987 shares. Lasco Financial lost 1 cent in closing at $2.07, with 36,683 stock units passing through the market, Lasco Manufacturing slipped 3 cents to $3.42, with 10,900 stock units crossing the exchange, Lumber Depot gained 3 cents in ending at $1.08 and exchanging 370,772 shares. Mailpac Group rose 1 cent to close at $1.99, with a transfer of 422,033 stocks, Main Event rose 49 cents to $3.74 in an exchange of 600 units, Medical Disposables gained 79 cents in closing at $4.30, with 20,154 stock units changing hands. Tropical Battery lost 3 cents to finish at  $1.14, in trading 3,944,991 shares and tTech rose 90 cents to settle at $6.40 after exchanging 1,000 units.

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

Junior Market slips a bit on Thursday

Trading remained fairly steady on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Thursday, with Market Index slipping a mere 2.01 points to 2,491.71 despite stocks than rising stocks outdid falling ones three to one after 46 percent fewer shares traded than on Wednesday.
Trading ended with 30 securities changing hands versus 32 on Wednesday and ended with the prices of 18 stocks rising, the prices of seven declining and five with prices remaining unchanged.
At the close, the average PE Ratio of the market ended at 10.7 based on the IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 2,441,975 shares for $5,915,805 compared to 4,500,883 units at $9,523,058 on Wednesday. Caribbean Flavour led trading with 36 percent of total volume for an exchange of 879,378 shares, followed by Tropical Battery with 15.4 percent of the day’s trade or 375,005 units and Jamaican Teas with 318,487 units for 13 percent market share.
Trading ended with an average of 81,399 units at $197,193 in contrast to 140,653 at $297,596 on Wednesday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 328,102 units at $705,612, in comparison to  350,530 units at $751,832 on Wednesday. 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 was negative for Friday’s trading, with five stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and nine with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging lost 14 cents to settle at $1.86 after exchanging 11,664 shares, Blue Power climbed 40 cents to end at $3.46 with investors transferring 100 units, Caribbean Cream rose 1 cent to finish at $4.71 with 32,500 stocks passing through the market Caribbean Flavours shed 53 cents to close at $1.76 with the trading 879,378 stocks, Caribbean Producers gained 4 cents to settle at $2.20 with 100,000 shares changing hands, Derrimon Trading advanced 9 cents to end at $2.65 with an exchange of,5,000 stock units. Elite Diagnostic fell 9 cents to finish at $3.05 with investors switching ownership of 2,050 shares, Express Catering jumped 35 cents to $3.90 with 120 units passing through the market,  Fontana dropped 30 cents to settle at $4.65 with 164,450 stock units traded. Fosrich advanced 19 cents to end at $3.39 with 300 stock units changing hands, Honey Bun rose 8 cents to finish at $4.89 with investors transferring 7,907 units, iCreate gained 6 cents to close at 72 cents with 42,657 shares passing through the market. Jamaican Teas rose 8 cents, with an exchange of 318,487 shares to settle at $4.99 Jetcon Corporation ended 2 cents higher at 87 cents with 20,005 stock units changing hands, KLE Group advanced 6 cents to finish at $1.42 with 1,250 stocks traded. Knutsford Express jumped $1.05 to close at $6.85 with investors switching ownership of 11,579 units, Lasco Financial lost 4 cents to settle at $2.05 with 7,944 shares passing through the market, Lasco Manufacturing increased 22 cents to end at $3.58 with an exchange of 32,849 shares. Limners and Bards fell 9 cents to finish at $2.60 with 85,853 units changing hands, Lumber Depot rose 1 cent, trading 108,529 stocks to close at $1.05, Mailpac Group finished 1 cent higher at $1.95 with investors transferring 58,758 stock units. Main Event advanced 14 cents to settle at $3.40 with an exchange of 17,963 units, Medical Disposables climbed 44 cents to end at $4.74 with 23,588 stock units passing through the market and tTech jumped 50 cents to $5.50 with 1,000 stock units crossing the exchange.

In the preference segment, CAC 2000 slipped 4 cents to close at 95 cents, with 7,737 stocks changing hands.

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

Junior Market pulls back on Monday

The Junior Market suffered a second day of decline with the Index falling 25.69 points to settle at 2,476.80, after an exchange of 75 percent fewer shares than on Friday with the value of trading falling by 77 percent after Caribbean Flavours started trading after the ten to one stock split.

Caribbean Flavours a Derrimon’s subsidiary

Trading ended with 33 securities changing hands than 35 on Friday and closed with 10 stocks rising, 15 declining and 8 with prices remaining unchanged. At the close, the average PE Ratio of the market ended at 11.1 based on the IC Insider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 2,681,105 shares for $8,677,248 compared to 10,543,614 units at $37,132,664 on Friday. Tropical Battery led trading with 29.6 percent of total volume with 793,822 shares, followed by Elite Diagnostic with 18.7 percent or 500,110 units and MailPac Group at 10 percent market share with 267,482 units.
Trading ended with an average of 81,246 units at $262,947 in contrast to 301,246 units at $1,060,933 on Friday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 396,297 units at $835,223 compared to 440,727 units at $915,928 on Friday. Trading in September resulted in an average of 119,171 units at $249,355.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows three stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging added 6 cents to finish at $1.86, with a transfer of 100 units, Blue Power rose 35 cents to $3.55 in trading 17,596 stock units, Caribbean Assurance Brokers lost 4 cents to settle at $1.95, with 750 units passing through the market. Caribbean Flavours gained 42 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $2.38, with investors transferring 90,527 stocks, after the ten to one stock split took effect, Elite Diagnostic lost 5 cents to finish at $3.10, in exchanging 500,110 shares, Express Catering gained 38 cents to close at $3.98 with 6,500 units passing through the market. Fontana ended 5 cents lower at $4.95 in trading 98,829 shares, Fosrich lost 10 cents to finish at $3.44, with a transfer of 1,001 units, GWest Corporation lost 6 cents to settle at 74 cents, with an exchange of 10,052 stock units. Honey Bun gained 1 cent to close at $4.90 with 16,065 stock units changing hands, iCreate slipped 6 cents to 66 cents with 3,000 units passing through the market, Indies Pharma ended at $2.75, after losing 14 cents trading 7,350 units. Jamaican Teas gained 1 cent, with an exchange of 194,095 shares to finish at $5, Lasco Distributors closed 5 cents lower at $3.08, with 325 units changing hands, Lasco Financial gained 5 cents to close at $2.10, after a transfer of 16,712 stock units. Lasco Manufacturing slid 14 cents to end at $3.36, in trading 84,408 shares, Limners and Bards lost 2 cents to end at $2.65 after exchanging 204,682 shares, Mailpac lost 1 cent to close at $1.94 with 267,482 stock units changing hands, Main Event rose 49 cents to $3.74, with 2,266 units passing through the market. Medical Disposables gained 5 cents to close at $4.55, in exchanging 5,000 units, SSL Venture Capital lost 10 cents trading 2,382 units to close at 50 cents, Stationery and Office Supplies slid 75 cents to $4.85, with investors switching ownership of 2,000 units. Tropical Battery added 1 cent in trading 793,822 shares to settle at $1.10 and tTech dropped $1.40 to end at $5, with 1,600 units crossing the exchange.

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