Fall for Junior Market

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Wednesday, with the market declining after almost twice as many stocks fell than rose leading to the trading of 42 percent fewer shares and 36 percent less value than on Tuesday.
Trading ended with 29 securities changing hands compared to 35 on Tuesday and concluded with the prices of nine stocks rising, the prices of 16 stocks declining and four with prices remaining unchanged.
At the close, the Market Index declined 28.78 points to settle at 2,482.99. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 10.6 based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings. The market closed with an exchange of 2,756,985 shares for $6,229,918 compared to 4,714,749 units for $9,788,364  on Tuesday.
Lumber Depot led trading with 56.9 percent of total volume amounting to 1.57 million shares followed by Express Catering with 12.9 percent or 357,000 units and  Jamaican Teas with 210,090 units for 7.6 percent market share.
Trading ended with an average of 95,068 units at $214,825 in contrast to 134,707 at $279,668 on  Tuesday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 108,463 units at  $245,191, compared to 109,572 units at $247,707 on Tuesday. Trading in August resulted in an average of 104,426 units at $321,996.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market 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 gained 7 cents to end at $21.58 in an exchange of 200 shares, Blue Power shed 31 cents to settle at $3.04 with 1,000 stock units traded, Caribbean Assurance Brokers declined by 14 cents to finish at $1.91 with 44,013 units changing hands. Caribbean Flavours fell 70 cents to close at $17.60 with investors transferring 28,500 shares, Caribbean Producers rose 4 cents to end at $2.35  with 7,015 stocks passing through the market, Derrimon Trading advanced  34 cents to finish at $2.90 in an exchange of 84,733 stocks.  Elite Diagnostic lost 3 cents to close at $3.25, with investors switching ownership of 450 stocks, Express Catering climbed  35 cents to settle at $4.35 with 357,000 stock units traded, Fontana advanced 5 cents to end at $4.75 with 22,975 shares passing through the market. Fosrich dropped 35 cents to finish at $3.60 with 14,243 units changing hands,  General Accident shed $1 to close at $6.30 in an exchange of 60,500 stocks, Honey Bun declined by 39 cents to settle at $4.71 with investors switching ownership of 2,153 stocks iCreate finished 2 cents lower at 68 cents with an exchange of 17,460 stock units,  Indies Pharma fell 5 cents to end at $2.75  with 1,000 stock units passing through the market,  Jamaican Teas declined by 55 cents, trading 210,090 units to close at $4.05. Jetcon Corporation gained 1 cent to settle at 86 cents with an exchange of 1,100 stocks, Lasco Financial rose 2 cents to end at $2.13 with 2,320 stocks changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing lost 17 cents to close at $3.53 with investors switching ownership of 21,700 shares. Limners and Bards climbed 22 cents to finish at $2.87 with 37,700 stock units passing through the market, Mailpac Group declined by 4 cents to end at $2.05 in an exchange of 169,935 shares, Main Event slipped 1 cent to $3.38 with investors transferring  884 stock units. Medical Disposables advanced 19 cents to close at $4.99 with 2,185 stocks passing through the market, SSL Venture fell 5 cents to settle at 70 cents with 10,000 stocks changing hands and Stationery and Office Supplies declined by 2 cents to finish at $5.58 with 1,000 shares crossing the exchange.
In the preference segment, CAC 2000 9.5% slipped 1 cent to end at $1.01 trading 48,370 shares.

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

Junior Market gave up big morning gains

Trading in the morning session of the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange saw the market index shooting past 2,560 points, up more 40 points, but the market gave back those gains and more by the close on Tuesday, to end down by 10.17 points at 2,511.77.
Trading ended with 35 securities changing hands compared to 30 on Monday and closed with the prices of 17 stocks rising, 13 declining and five remaining unchanged. At the close of the market, the average PE Ratio ended at 10.7 based on IC Insider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 4,714,749 shares, 62 percent less than 12,259,583 units on Monday. The value of stocks trading fell 36 percent to $9,788,364 compared to $15,273,356 on Monday.  Lumber Depot led trading with 65 percent of total volume and accounted for 3.06 million shares, followed by General Accident with 5.9 percent for 280,001 units and Express Catering, with 5.7 percent or 269,000 shares.
Trading ended with an average of 134,707 units at $279,668 in contrast to 408,653 at $509,112 on Monday. For the month to date, the average trade was 105,367 units at $239,176, in comparison to 106,780 units at $244,156 on Monday. Trading in August resulted in an average of 104,426 units at $321,996.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the  Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows four stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial dropped back  $4.28 to  $21.51, in exchanging 1,414 units, AMG Packaging lost 4 cents in closing at $1.56 and 22 units crossing the exchange, Blue Power gained 5 cents to end at $3.35, with 7,500 stock units passing through the market. Cargo Handlers rose 50 cents to settle at $7.50 trading  10,000 stock units, Caribbean Assurance Brokers gained 14 cents to finish at $2.05 after exchanging 36,773 shares. Caribbean Flavours closed 70 cents higher at $18.30 with investors swapping just one stock unit, Caribbean Producers lost 1 cent, in ending at $2.31 after 75,000 shares changed hands, Derrimon Trading ended at $2.56, after a 1 cent gain trading 5,267 units. Elite Diagnostic lost 11 cents to close at $3.28, with an exchange of 21,518 stock units, Everything  Fresh gained 6 cents to settle at 71 cents, with 900 units changing hands, Express Catering finished at $4, with a gain of 5 cents after 269,000 shares crossed the exchange. Fontana lost 3 cents to close at $4.70, in trading 62,396 shares, Fosrich ended 35 cents higher at $3.95 trading  9,871 units, General Accident climbed $1.30 to $7.30, with 280,001 shares changing hands. GWest Corporation slipped 2 cents to 96 cents, in trading 11,082 stock units, Honey Bun gained 39 cents to end at $5.10, with 4,000 units crossing the exchange, Indies Pharma closed at $2.80, after gaining 18 cents in transferring 1,778 units. Iron Rock Insurance gained of 3 cents to close at $2.88, after 7,808 units crossed the market, Jamaican Teas shed 9 cents in closing at $4.60, after an exchange of 80,819  shares, Lasco Distributors lost 5 cents to end at $3, with 64,640 stock units changing hands. Lasco Financial lost 1 cent to settle at $2.11 and crossing the exchange with 75,065  stocks, Lasco Manufacturing was down 9 cents to $3.70 trading 524 units, Limners and Bards rose 17 cents to $2.65, in transferring  214,286 stock units. Lumber Depot lost 1 cent to close at $1.09, clearing the market with 3,062,441 shares, MailPac Group finished 9 cents higher at $2.09 after exchanging 99,853 stocks, Medical Disposables rose 9 cents to $4.80, with 20,170 stock units changing hands. Paramount Trading shed 20 cents in closing at a 52 weeks’ low of $1.30 after crossing the exchange with 50,157 stock units, SSL Venture gained 5 cents to end at 75 cents, with investors swapping 1,106 units and Stationery and Office Supplies settled at $5.60, with gains of 40 cents exchanging 153,622 shares.
In the preference segment of the Junior market, CAC 2000 9.5% fell by 14 cents to end at $1.02, clearing the market with 1,880 units.

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

Junior Market closes with gains

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Friday, with the market rising with advancing stocks were edged out by declining ones, after an exchange of 41 percent fewer shares than on Thursday.
Trading concluded with 33 securities changing hands, up from 31 on Thursday and ended, with the prices of 13 stocks rising, the prices of 14 declining and six with prices remaining unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index increased 18.3 points to settle at 2,514.82, the highest point since August 28. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 10.6  based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of  2,048,087 shares for $5,393,700  compared to 3,485,582 units at $7,773,090 on Thursday. Mailpac Group led trading with 31.2 percent of total volume for 639,248 shares, followed by Lasco Distributors with 26.3 percent and 539,293 units and  Lumber Depot with 7.7 percent market share, with 158,533 shares.
Trading ended with an average of 62,063 units at $163,445 in contrast to 112,438 at $250,745 on Thursday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 75,003  units at $216,266, in comparison to 76,698 units at $223,183 on Thursday. Trading in August resulted in an average of 104,426 units at $321,996.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows two stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, Access Financial dropped  $4.49 to end at $21.51 in an exchange of just 11 shares, AMG Packaging dropped 22 cents to finish at $1.76 with a mere ten units trading, Blue Power fell 12 cents to settle at $3.30 with 1,500 stock units passing through the market. Cargo Handlers lost 30 cents to close at $7, trading 10,000 shares, Caribbean Assurance Brokers gained 14 cents to end at $2.05 with 116,159 units changing hands, Caribbean Cream shed 40 cents to finish at $4 with investors switching ownership of 36,150 shares. Caribbean Flavours fell 3 cents to settle at $18.44 with 3,309 stocks passing through the market, Derrimon Trading advanced 34 cents to end at $2.85 in an exchange of 18,707 shares, Elite Diagnostic closed 33 cents higher at $3.39 with investors transferring 10,050 units. Express Catering slipped 2 cents to $3.93 with 19,201 stock units traded, Fontana lost 3 cents to finish at $4.74 with 138,448 shares passing through the market, General Accident gained 8 cents to end at $6.08 in an exchange of 868 stock units. iCreate rose 4 cents to settle at 70 cents with 3,306 stocks changing hands, Indies Pharma gained 7 cents to close at $2.85 with135,634 stock units traded, Jamaican Teas gained 14 cents to finish at $4.69 with investors switching ownership of 48,000 stock units. Jetcon Corporation lost 7 cents to end at 85 cents in an exchange of 2,550 shares, KLE Group declined by 6 cents to finish at $1.36 with 1,000 shares changing hands, Lasco Distributors traded 539,293 stock units and advanced 10 cents to settle at $3.13. Lasco Financial rose 2 cents to close at $2.14 with investors transferring 3,750 units, Lasco Manufacturing fell 6 cents to end at $3.73 in an exchange of 1,136 shares, Limners and Bards slid 2 cents to $2.80 with 75,975 shares passing through the market. Lumber Depot finished 1 cent higher at $1.05 with 158,533 shares changing hands, Mailpac Group traded 639,248 stock units and gained 1 cent to settle at $2.01, Main Event rose 5 cents to end at $3.50 in an exchange of 501 shares. Medical Disposables advanced 8 cents to end at $4.70 with investors switching ownership of 500 stocks and Paramount Trading fell 5 cents to settle at $1.55 with 14,333 units crossing the exchange.
In the preference segment, Derrimon Trading dropped 40 cents to close at $1.90, with 54,533 stocks changing hands.

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

Junior Market traded mixed on Tuesday

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Trading was mixed on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Monday, with 30 percent fewer shares changing hands, than on Friday and ended, with the market Index declining just 7.98 points to settle at 2,462.00.
Trading ended with 32 securities changing hands compared to 28 on Friday and ended with the prices of 14 stocks rising, the prices of 12 stocks falling and six remaining unchanged.
At the close, the average PE Ratio of the market ended at 10.1 based on IC Insider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 1,154,861 shares for $3,676,960  compared to 1,636,414  units at $5,533,060 on Friday.
Lasco Distributors led trading with just 235,733 shares for 20.4 percent of total volume, followed by AMG Packaging with 195,315 units for 16.9 percent of the day’s trade and Derrimon Trading with 129,950 units for 11.3 percent market share.
Trading ended with an average of 36,089 units at $114,905 in contrast to 58,691 at $197,609 on  Friday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 73,624 units at $219,345,  in comparison to 83,389 units at $246,517 on Friday. Trading in August resulted in an average of  104,426 units at $321,996 trading.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows four stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and five with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial rose 12 cents in closing at $21.09, with an exchange of 7,340 stock units, AMG Packaging ended at $1.58, after losing 12 cents trading 195,315  shares, Blue Power gained 19 cents to end at $3.29, with 8,984 stock units passing through the market. CAC 2000 slipped 10 cents to $11.90 trading 1,000 units, Cargo Handlers picked up 6 cents to finish at $6.06, after exchanging 1,500 units, Caribbean Assurance Brokers rose 13 cents to $2.07 in trading 15,249  stock units. Caribbean Cream lost 1 cent to close at $4.74, with 100 shares clearing the market, Caribbean Flavours ended at $17.90, having lost 60 cents and trading 18,780 stock units, Caribbean Producers settled at $2.40, with a rise of 1 cent, with 15,407 units changing hands. Elite Diagnostic slipped 1 cent to $3.05, in transferring 8,500 stocks, Everything Fresh ended 5 cents higher at 70 cents, with investors swapping 230 stock units, Express Catering rose 30 cents to $3.80, with 59,414 shares crossing the market. Fosrich gained 2 cents to $4.02 as investors switched ownership of 84,000 shares, General Accident fell 32 cents to $6.10 trading 25,013 stock units, GWest Corporation gained 27 cents to close at 83 cents, with an exchange of 40 shares. Honey Bun closed at $4.70 after losing 40 cents in transferring 7,000 stock units,  iCreate gained 6 cents clearing the market with 16,200 shares to end at 74 cents, Indies Pharma closed 16 cents higher at $2.79 after trading 3,600 units. Jetcon Corporation gained 1 cent to end at 84 cents, with 43,851 shares passing through the market, Knutsford Express shed 10 cents in ending at $6.80 and trading 2,750 units, Lasco Distributors lost 12 cents to settle at $3, with an exchange of 235,733 shares. Lasco Financial gained 9 cents to end at $2.15, after transferring 9,825 stock units, Limners and Bards gained 14 cents and ended at $2.75, in trading 15,608 units, MailPac Group shed 10 cents to close at $2.04, with an exchange of 118,642 shares. Medical Disposables lost 19 ents, with  16,028 stock units changing hands to end at $4.80 and Stationery and Office Supplies lost 1 cent to close at $5.60, with investors swapping 47,847 stock units.

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

Post-election rally for Junior Market

Rising stocks were dominant at the end of trading on Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange one day after Jamaica’s general election was held with the governing party retaining power. At the close on Friday, stocks enjoyed modest gains for the third consecutive day after 61 percent fewer shares traded than on Thursday.
Trading ended with 28 securities changing hands compared to 31 on Thursday and ended with the prices of 12 stocks rising, the prices of eight declining and eight, with remaining unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index rose 12.62 points to settle at 2,469.98, the average PE Ratio of the market ended at 10 based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 1,643,360 shares for $5,533,060 compared to 4,265,667  shares for $9,982,025 on Thursday.
Mailpac Group led trading with 865,762 shares for 52.7 percent of total volume, followed by Lasco Financial with 140,446 units for 8.6 percent of the day’s trade and Caribbean Flavours with 118,584 units for 7.2 percent market share.
Trading ended with an average of 58,691 units at $197,609 in contrast to 137,142 units at $322,001 on Thursday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 83,389 units at  $246,517, in comparison to 90,668 units at $260,932 to Thursday. Trading in August resulted in an average of 104,426 units at $321,996.
IC bid-offer Indicator| 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 rose 1 cent to settle at $20.97 with 7 stock units traded, AMG Packaging gained 14 cents to end at $1.70 in an exchange of 100 stock units, Blue Power fell 22 cents to finish at  $3.10 with 4,198 units changing hands. Caribbean Flavours jumped 50 cents to close at $18.50 with investors transferring 118,584 stock units, Caribbean Producers slipped 1 cent to $2.39 with 19,000 stocks traded, Elite Diagnostic added 1 cent to settle at $3.06 with investors switching ownership of 2,930  shares. Everything Fresh declined by 5 cents to end at 65 cents in an exchange of 37,527 stock units, Fontana gained 2 cents in to close at $4.73 with 40,975 stocks changing hands, Fosrich advanced 10 cents to finish at $4 with investors transferring 13,761 stock units. General Accident increased by 2 cents to settle at $6.42 after trading 512 shares, GWest Corporation fell 19 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ low of 56 cents with an exchange of 112,000 stock units, Indies Pharma dropped 21 cents to end at $2.63 with investors switching the ownership of 95,088 stocks. Jetcon Corporation rose 3 cents to finish at 83 cents with 31,162 units changing hands, Lasco Distributors closed 2 cents higher at $3.12  with 11,000 stock units traded, Lasco Financial dropped  9 cents to end at $2.06 with investors transferring 140,446 stocks. Lasco Manufacturing climbed 18 cents to finish at $3.79 in an exchange of 2,176 shares, Mailpac Group gained 14 cents to settle at  $2.14, trading 865,762 units, Medical Disposables added 10 cents in closing at $4.99 with 12,387  stocks changing hands. SSL Venture declined by 11 cents to finish at 75 cents with 8,084 units trading and Stationery and Office Supplies lost 4 cents to end at $5.61 after with 9,986 stock units crossing the exchange.

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

Junior Market ekes out small gain

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Thursday, with the market squeezing out a small gain after more stocks rose than decline with a hefty 154 percent more shares trading than Wednesday.
Trading ended with 31 securities changing hands compared to 35 on Wednesday and ended with the prices of 15 stocks rising, the prices of 10 declining and six, with remaining unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index carved out a gain of 3.26 points to close at 2,457.36. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 10.1 based on IC Insider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 4,265,667 shares for $9,982,025 compared to 1,678,856 units at $4,184,920 on Wednesday. MailPac Group led trading with 3.52 million shares for 82.9 percent of total volume, followed by Limners and Bards with 374,097 units for 8.8 percent of the day’s trade and Lasco Distributors with just 51,906 units for 1.2 percent market share.
Trading ended with an average of 137,142 units at $322,001  in contrast to 47,967 at $119,569 on Wednesday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 90,508 units at $260,932, in comparison to 67,920 units at $231,351 on Wednesday. Trading in August resulted in an average of  104,426 units at $321,996 trading.
IC bid-offer Indicator| 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 seven with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial gained 6 cents to end at $20.96, in exchanging 1,003  shares, Caribbean Assurance Brokers lost 6 cents to close at $1.94, trading 1,000 units, Caribbean Cream rose 55 cents to $4.75, with 4,000 units changing hands. Caribbean Flavours shed 33 cents in transferring 12,648 stock units at $18, Caribbean Producers finished 9 cents higher at $2.40, with  4,750 stock units clearing the market, Dolphin Cove slid 99 cents to a 52 weeks’ low of $5.51, after trading 46,554 shares. Elite Diagnostic ended at $3.05, with a loss of 40 cents, with 400 units changing hands, Express Catering closed 15 cents higher at $3.50, after transferring 2,000 stock units, Fontana slipped 4 cents to $4.71, in exchanging 22,926 stock units. Fosrich picked up 10 cents to end at $3.90, with investors swapping 500 units, General Accident lost 8 cents to end at $6.40 in trading 4,000 units, Honey Bun gained 30 cents, ending at $5.10 as investors swapped 5,006 units. Indies Pharma gained 19 cents and ended at $2.84, with and 14,008 stock units clearing the market, ISP Finance climbed $2 in closing at $15 in transferring 1,000 units, Jamaican Teas rose 63 cents to close at $4.69, after an exchange of 3,000 units. Jetcon Corporation slipped 4 cents to 80 cents trading 9,510 stock units, Knutsford Express finished 10 cents higher at $6.90, with a transfer of 3,649 shares, Lasco Distributors carved out a gain of 10 cents to close at $3.10,  with 51,906 shares crossing the market. Lasco Financial gained 2 cents to settle at $2.15, in trading 51,250 shares, Lasco Manufacturing lost 18 cents to end $3.61 after exchanging  6,000 units, Limners and Bards shed 12 cents in closing at $2.61, while trading 374,097 shares. Lumber Depot gained 6 cents to end at $1.05, with a transfer of 4,511 units, MailPac Group closed at $2, with a gain of 1 cent in trading 3,522,281 shares, Main Event rose 30 cents to end at $3.70, in exchanging 100 units and tTech shed 60 cents to settle at $5.50 with investors swapping 40,849 shares.

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

Junior Market squeezes out gains

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange eked out a modest gain at the closed on  Wednesday, even as more stocks fell than rose after trading, resulted in 37 percent fewer shares changing hands than on Tuesday.
Trading ended with 35 securities changing hands compared to 29 on Tuesday and ended with the prices of 13 stocks rising, 15  declining and seven remaining unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index climbed 8.35 points to settle at 2,454.10. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 10 based on IC Insider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 1,678,856 shares for $4,184,920 compared to 2,668,027 units at $10,621,549 on Tuesday. Jetcon Corporation led trading with 605,400 shares for 36.1 percent of total volume, followed by Lasco Distributors with 184,045 units for 11 percent of the day’s trade and Caribbean Producers with 183,684 units for 10.9 percent market share.
Trading for the day ended with an average of 47,967 units at  $119,569 in contrast to 92,001 at $366,260 Tuesday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 67,920 units at  $231,351 compares to August’s average of 104,426 units at $321,996.
IC bid-offer Indicator| 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 five with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial gained 9 cents to end at $20.90, with 500 shares crossing the market, AMG Packaging lost 15 cents to close at $1.56 trading 3,100 stock units, Cargo Handlers shed 55 cents to settle at $6 while exchanging 7,493 units. Caribbean Cream lost 30 cents in ending at $4.20 with investors switching ownership of 26,646 shares, Caribbean Flavours climbed 74 cents to $18.33, in exchanging 14,174 stocks, Caribbean Producers lost 9 cents in closing at $2.31 and transferring 183,684 shares. Derrimon Trading gained 20 cents to end at $2.50, after exchanging  9,200 units, Elite Diagnostic rose 44 cents to $3.45 and clearing the market with 389 shares, Everything Fresh picked up 3 cents to end at 70 cents after exchanging 100 units. Express Catering shed 59 cents to settle at $3.35 trading 50,224 shares, Fontana lost 4 cents to finish at $4.75, with 137,591 shares passing through the market, Fosrich lost 20 cents and closed at $3.80 with 16,501 stock units crossing the market. General Accident closed 41 cents higher at $6.48, in exchanging  26,026 stock units, Honey Bun ended at  $4.80, with a loss of 30 cents and 22,155 stock units crossing the market, iCreate slipped 2 cents to 68 cents trading 13,646 stock units. Indies Pharma shed 14  cents to end at $2.65  trading 14,764 shares, Iron Rock Insurance lost 25 cents to close at $2.90 with investors switching ownership of 6,225 units, ISP Finance rose $1 to settle at $13, with 902 units passing through the market. Jamaican Teas dropped 54 cents to $4.06, after clearing the market with  42,687 shares, Jetcon Corporation gained 4 cents to finish at 84 cents, in transferring 605,400 stocks, KLE Group gained 6 cents to end at $1.42, after trading 5,000 units. Knutsford Express lost 10 cents to close at $6.80, with 4,308 units crossing the market, Lasco Financial shed 1 cent to close at $2.13, in trading 67,204 shares, Lasco Manufacturing gained 19 cents and ended at $3.79,  with an exchange of 34,639 shares. Limners and Bards carved out a gain of 3 cents after ending at  $2.73 and a transfer of  30,260 stock units, MailPac Group lost 1 cent to end at $1.99 with investors swapping 50,600 shares. Medical Disposables rose 22 cents to finish at $4.89  trading 7,305 stocks and Stationery and Office Supplies gained 5 cents to settle at $5.65 with investors swapping 9,846 units.

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

Junior Market slips on Thursday

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange declined at the close on Thursday, with more stocks falling than rising after investors traded 43 percent fewer shares than on Wednesday.
Trading ended, with  32 securities changing hands, compared to 34 on  Wednesday and ended with the prices of 10 stocks rising, 15 stocks declining and  seven ending, with prices remaining unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index dropped by 28.47 points to settle at 2,536.12. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 10.3 based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 1,477,937 shares for $6,120,418  compared to 2,584,097  units at $13,160,131 on Wednesday.
Lumber Depot  led trading with 380,966 shares for 25.8 percent of total volume followed by Lasco Manufacturing with 300,713 units for 20.3 percent of the day’s trade and Jamaican Teas with 188,647 units for 12.8 percent market share.
Trading ended with an average of 46,186 units at $191,263 in contrast to 76,003 at $387,063 on Wednesday. For the month to date, the average trade was 107,679 units at $330,432, in comparison to 111,413 units at $338,882 on Wednesday. Trading in  July resulted in an average of 248,153 units changing hands at $668,727.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the  Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows one stock ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and none closing with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Blue Power gained 19 cents to end at $3.25 in an exchange of1,000 units, Cargo Handlers finished 2 cents higher at $6.55 with 4,800 stocks crossing the market, Caribbean Cream dropped 17 cents to finish at $3.80 with 1,354  stock units changing hands. Caribbean Flavours climbed 39 cents  and exchanged 134,378 units to settle at $18.88, Derrimon Trading gained 22 cents to end at $2.73 with investors trading  7,886 stock units, Dolphin Cove lost 50 cents to close at $6.50 trading just a single share. Elite Diagnostic rose 7 cents to finish at $3.07  with  36,200 units changing hands, Everything Fresh slipped 4 cents to settle at 67 cents with investors switching ownership of 4,158 units, Express Catering lost 6 cents to close at $3.94  with 900 shares traded. Fontana declined 4 cents to settle at $4.78 with 25,638 units crossing the market, Fosrich advanced  10 cents to close at $3.80 in an exchange of  9,750 shares, General Accident climbed 26 cents to end at $6.60 with investors transferring 538 shares. Honey Bun slipped 1 cent to $5.09 with 2,466 stock units changing hands, iCreate  declined 1 cent to finish at 69 cents with 3,138  stock units traded,  Indies Pharma  fell 2 cents and exchanged 22,153  shares to settle at $2.80. Jamaican Teas lost 6 cents to settle at $4.84, with an exchange of 188,647 units,  KLE Group declined 6 cents to close at $1.36 with 47,759 units traded, Knutsford Express dropped 5 cents to finish at $6.85 with 220 stock units changing hands. Lasco Distributors gained 5 cents to end at $3.20 with investors transferring 9,000  stock units, Lasco Financial rose 7 cents to close at $2.16  after exchanging 14,100 units, Lasco Manufacturing traded 300,713 units and shed 38 cents to finish at $3.60. Limners and Bards ended 9 cents higher at $2.60 with investors switching ownership of 163,400 shares, Lumber Depot fell 5 cents to close at $1 with  380,966 shares changing hands, Medical Disposables lost 5 cents to finish at $4.95 with 3,960 units traded and tTech dropped  8 cents to settle at $5.41 with 8,222 units crossing the exchange.

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

Junior Market moves up over Tuesday

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Wednesday, with the market rising as more stocks fell than rose after investors traded 10 percent more shares than on Tuesday.
Trading concluded with 34 securities changing hands compared to 31 on Tuesday and ended with the prices of 17 stocks rising, the prices of 12  declining and five with prices remaining unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index advanced by 26.41 points to settle at 2,564.59. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 10.3 based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of  2,584,097 shares for $13,160,131 compared to 2,347,642  units at $7,227,746 on Tuesday.
Express Catering led trading with 686,413 shares for 26.6 percent of total volume followed by Caribbean Flavours with 316,756 units for 12.3 percent of the day’s trade and Fontana with 227,636 units for 8.8 percent market share.
Trading ended with an average of 76,003 units at $387,063 in contrast to 75,730 at $233,153 on Tuesday. The month to date, average trade resulted in an exchange of 111,413 units at $338,882, in comparison to 113,855 units at $335,560 on Tuesday. Trading in  July resulted in an average of 248,153 units at $668,727.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows two stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial lost $3.92 to settle at $20.08 with investors trading 2,828 shares, AMG Packaging gained 15 cents to end at $1.70 with an exchange of 1,500 stock units,  Blue Power slipped 1 cent to $3.06 with 35,984 shares traded. Caribbean Assurance Brokers gained 14 cents to close at $2.05 with 1,500 units changing hands, Caribbean Cream added 2 cents to end at $3.97 with an exchange of 5,789 stock units. Caribbean Flavours dropped $1.01 to finish at  $18.49 in trading 316,756 units, Consolidated Bakeries declined by 9 cents to close at $1.36 with  76,000 stock units crossing the market, Derrimon Trading fell 29 cents to $2.51 with investors switching ownership of 8,050 stocks. Everything Fresh rose 6 cents and traded 2,900 stock units to settle at 71 cents, Express Catering finished 5 cents higher at $4 with 686,413 units passing through the market, Fontana lost 12 cents and exchanged 227,636 units to settle at $4.82. Fosrich slipped 5 cents to close at $3.70, with 2,327 units changing hands, General Accident advanced 5 cents to end at $6.34  with investors transferring 11,000 shares, Honey Bun gained 1 cent to finish at $5.10  with investors switching ownership of 2,285 units. iCreate increased by 2 cents to close at 70 cents with  15,331 stock units traded, Indies Pharma gained 7 cents in the exchange of 74,978 stock units to settle at $2.82, Jamaican Teas fell 4 cents to finish at $4.90  with 43,715 stock units changing hands. Jetcon Corporation closed 2 cents higher at 84 cents in the exchange of 33,751 shares, Lasco  Distributors lost 9 cents to end at$3.15 with investors switching ownership of 63,559 units, Lasco Financial traded 163,583 stock units and fell 7 cents to settle at $2.09. Lasco Manufacturing gained 9 cents to finish at $3.98 with 33,050 shares traded, Limners and Bards traded 133,577 stocks and advanced 23 cents to close at $2.51, Lumber Depot ended 5 cents higher at $1.05 with investors transferring 92,005 stock units.  Mailpac Group exchanged 217,089 stocks and gained 3 cents to settle at $2, Main Event declined by 10 cents to finish at $3.40 with investors switching ownership of  7,198 stock units, Medical Disposables lost 10 cents to end at $5 with 52,970 stock units traded. Stationery and Office Supplies climbed 20 cents to close at $5.80, with investors transferring 142 shares and tTech advanced by 8 cents to settle at $5.49  with 2,948 units crossing the exchange.
In the preference segment, CAC 2000 9.5% fell 17 cents in ending at $1.03 in an exchange of 500 shares.

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

Junior Market ekes out modest gain

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Tuesday, with the market inching higher, even after more stocks fell than rose as investors traded 31 percent fewer shares at 51 percent less value than on Monday.
Trading ended with 31 securities changing hands compared to 27 on Monday and ended with the prices of 11 stocks rising, the prices of 16 declining and four with prices remaining unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index carved out a gain of 10.06 points to settle at 2,538.18. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 10.3 based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 2,347,642 shares for $7,227,746  compared to 3,397,455  units at $14,814,214 on Monday.
Mailpac Group led trading with 563,033 shares for 24 percent of total volume followed by iCreate  with 321,388 units for 13.7 percent of the day’s trade and Limners and Bards with 274,649 units for 11.7 percent market share.
Trading ended with an average of 75,730 units at $233,153 in contrast to 125,832 at  $548,675 on Monday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 113,855 units at   $335,559, in comparison to 116,414 units at $342,431 on Monday. Trading in July resulted in an average trade of 248,153  units at $668,727.
IC bid-offer Indicator| 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 rose 50 cents to end at $24 in the exchange of 100 shares, AMG Packaging lost 18 cents to settle at $1.55 with 100 stock units traded, Blue Power slipped 3 cents to $3.07 with investors transferring  3,000 stocks. Caribbean Assurance Brokers declined by 15 cents to finish at $1.91 with 7,329 stock units changing hands, Caribbean Cream dropped 79 cents to close at $3.95 with investors switching ownership of 36,221 stocks, Caribbean Flavours jumped $4.50 to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $19.50 with 75,568 stock units traded. Caribbean Producers fell 5 cents to settle at $2.40 with an exchange of 18,465 units, Derrimon Trading  advanced by 9 cents to finish at $2.80 with 229,069 stock units changing hands,  Elite Diagnostic lost 10 cents to end at $3 with investors transferring 23,585  units. Everything Fresh closed 2 cents higher at 65 cents with 30,537 units crossing the market, Express Catering fell 5 cents to finish at $3.95 with investors exchanging 67,408 shares,  Fontana slipped 4 ents to $4.94 with 47,073 shares traded.  General Accident shed 70 cents to settle at $6.29 with investors switching ownership of 11,775 stocks, Honey Bun climbed 26 cents to close at $5.09 with a mere 10 units changing hands, iCreate finished 1 cent higher at 68 cents with 321,388 units crossing the market. Indies Pharma declined by 5 cents in exchanging 27,770 stock units to close at $2.75, Iron Rock Insurance advanced 40 cents to end at $3.20, in trading 24,000 shares, Jamaican Teas rose 29 cents to close at $4.94 with 154,886 units changing hands. Jetcon Corporation fell 4 cents to settle at 82 cents in an exchange of  48,603 stocks, Lasco  Distributors advanced 24 cents to finish at $3.24 with 70,312 units traded, Lasco Manufacturing gained 9 cents to end at $3.89 with investors transferring 20 units.  Limners and Bards exchanged 274,649 shares and dropped 38 cents to close at $2.28, Lumber Depot slipped 2 cents to $1 with investors switching ownership of 20,000 stock units, Mailpac Group declined by 10 cents to settle at $1.97 with 563,033 units traded. Main Event increased 10 cents to close at $3.50  with investors transferring 6,284 stock units, Stationery and Office Supplies dropped 19 cents to finish at $5.60 in the trading of 124,072 stocks and tTech fell 9 cents to settle at $5.41 with 25,878  shares crossing the exchange.

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