Junior Market index jumps – Wednesday

Investors pushed the Junior Market index up 29.96 points to close at 3,128.45 on Wednesday as advancing and declining stocks were virtually tied.
At the close of market activities, 29 securities changed hands, compared to 28 on Tuesday and resulted in prices of 8 securities rising, 9 declining and 12 remaining unchanged.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 3 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
Market activity led to an exchange of 1,339,414 units valued at $6,540,409 compared to 2,553,658 units valued at $8,541,233 on Tuesday. The average trade for the day amounts to 46,187 units for an average of $225,531 in contrast to 91,202 units for an average of $305,044 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 75,993 units for an average of $292,574 and previously, 78,159 units for an average of $297,447. In contrast, April closed with an average of 87,963 units valued $317,267 for each security traded.
At the close of the market, Access Financial closed with a loss of 50 cents at $45, in trading 879 shares, AMG Packaging ended at $2, with an exchange of 9,829 stock units, Blue Power exchanged 21,313 units at $4.40, CAC 2000 traded 541 shares to finish at $12, Caribbean Producers finished trading 1,971 units at $4.80. Consolidated Bakeries lost 20 cents to close at $1.80, with 22,221 shares changing hands, Derrimon Trading ended 20 cents higher at $2.90 exchanging 30,332 shares, Everything Fresh settled 9 cents higher at $1.60, trading6 32 units. Elite Diagnostic ended trading 45,903 shares and rose 20 cents to end at $3.50, Express Catering traded 9,800 shares at $7, FosRich Group lost 25 cents to close at $4.75, with an exchange of 731,585 shares, Fontana closed at $4.50, trading 8,737 stock units. GWest Corporation concluded trading of 4,562 shares, at $1.31, Honey Bun finished at $5, with 119,800 shares crossing the exchange, iCreate settled at 90 cents, with 11,243 shares traded, Indies Pharma ended trading 6,600 stock units with a loss of 8 cents at $3.06. Jamaican Teas closed 50 cents higher at $4.70, after trading 1,000 shares, Jetcon Corporation ended with a loss of 15 cents at $1.95, with 300 shares changing hands, Key Insurance concluded trading of a mere 100 stock units with a loss of 55 cents at $3.35, KLE Group finished at $2.40, with an exchange of 100 units. Knutsford Express  settled with a loss of 60 cents at $11.90, with 3,780 shares changing hands, Lasco Distributors  ended trading with 58,015 shares at $3.75,  Lasco Financial  traded 19,462 shares at $4.68,  Lasco Manufacturing  finished trading 33,085 stock units with a loss of 7 cents at $3.43. Main Event  lost 10 cents to close at $5.40, with an exchange of 102,070 units, Medical Disposables  ended 5 cents higher at $6.85, trading 1,273 shares, SSL Venture Capital  added 8 cents to end at $1.70, trading 331 shares, Stationery and Office  settled 11 cents higher at $9.12, with an exchange of 93,450 stock units and tTech traded 500 shares and rose 38 cents to close at $6.08.

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

Junior Market bounces – Thursday

Junior Market stock trading.

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market index bounced for a second day with a rise of 16.36 points to 3,105.58 on Thursday.
The day’s gain brings to 7 the number of times the index gain out of the last 8 trading days
At the close of market activities, 26 securities changed hands, compared to 28 on Wednesday and resulted in prices of 11 securities rising, 8 declining and 7 remaining unchanged.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
Market activity led to an exchange of 1,481,572 shares at $6,322,070 compared to 1,527,469 units valued at $5,859,798 on Wednesday. The average traded for the day is 56,984 units for an at $243,157 each, in contrast to 54,552 units for an average of $209,278 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 79,372 units valued at $298,631 and previously, 81,351 units valued at $303,536. In contrast, April closed with an average of 87,963 units valued $317,267 for each security traded.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended 30 cents higher at $2.15,with 1,000 stock units traded, Cargo Handlers settled at $10, with an exchange of 5,819 shares, Caribbean Flavours traded 33,650 stock units, at $16.50, Caribbean Producers closed trading with 47,875 shares and rose 15 cents to end at $4.90. Derrimon Trading ended 4 cents higher at $2.85, with 12,921 shares changing hands. Everything Fresh settled at $1.53, with an exchange of 98,588 units, Elite Diagnostic ended trading with 366,435 shares and climbed 34 cents higher to end at $3.50, Express Catering traded 22,427 shares with a loss of 10 cents at $6.90. FosRich Group ended the trading of 59,176 shares, at $5, Fontana closed with a loss of 5 cents at $4.55, in exchanging 96,454 stock units, General Accident ended with a loss of 39 cents at $4.10, with 9,800 units traded, GWest Corporation concluded trading of 42,971 shares at $1.39. Honey Bun finished 20 cents higher at $4, with 114,649 shares changing hands, iCreate settled with a loss of 5 cents at $0.85, with an exchange of 41,886 shares, Indies Pharma ended trading of 42,723 stock units, with a loss of 5 cents in closing at $3.30, ISP Finance jumped $1.30 to close at $12.50 after trading 430 shares. Jamaican Teas closed 10 cents higher at $4.20, after trading 106,203 shares, Jetcon Corporation ended with a loss of 10 cents at $2.40, with an exchange of 76,185 shares, KLE Group  finished trading 12,059 units at $2.40,  Knutsford Express  settled at $12.50, with 13,621 shares changing hands, Lasco Distributors  ended trading with 111,463 shares and rose 1 cent higher to $3.90.  Lasco Financial  traded 41,105 shares, with a loss of 10 cents to close at $4.60,  Lasco Manufacturing  closed 16 cents higher at $3.50, with 29,767 stock units changing hands, Main Event  closed 6 cents higher at $5.06, with 16,165 units changing hands, Stationery and Office climbed $1.20 higher to $9.70, with an exchange of 73,200 stock units and tTech traded 5,000 shares with a loss of 29 cents to close at $5.90.

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

Falling Junior Markets stocks batter others

FosRich traded at an all-time high of $5 on Tuesday.

Junior Market climbed higher – Tuesday the market index falling climbed 27.93 points to 3,070.49 as declining stocks outnumbered rising ones.
Trading ended with 27 securities changing hands, leading to an exchange of 1,508,027 units valued at $8,243,329 compared to 931,633 units valued at $3,535,850 from 28 securities on Monday.  Prices of 8 securities advanced, 14 declined and 6 remained unchanged
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 6 with lower offers.
Trading ended with an average of 55,853 units for an average of $305,308 in contrast to 33,273 units for an average of $126,280 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 84,172 units valued at $313,458 and previously, 87,372 units valued at $314,379. In contrast, April closed with an average of 87,963 units valued $317,267 for each security traded.
At the close of the market, Access Financial closed at $45, with an exchange of 7,703 shares, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 4 cents at $1.85 as 25,221 stock units changed hands, Blue Power concluded trading of 94,155 units and rose 10 cents to $4.70. Cargo Handlers settled with a loss of 20 cents at $10.75, after trading 188 shares, Caribbean Cream ended trading of 1,500 shares and gained 73 cents to close at $6, Caribbean Flavours climbed 50 cents higher to $16.50, with an exchange of 6,000 stock units, Caribbean Producers finished trading 13,368 units, with a loss of 9 cents at $4.90. Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 18 cents at $2.50, with 16,500 shares changing hands, Dolphin Cove concluded trading with 1,425 shares at $12.05, Everything Fresh settled with a loss of 2 cents at $1.60, after trading 21,040 units, Express Catering traded 309,083 shares with a loss of 29 cents to close at $7. FosRich Group jumped to a new closing high of $5 after rising 33 cents with 74,653 shares trading. Fontana closed with a loss of 30 cents at $4.50, with 262,762 stock units trading, General Accident ended with a loss of 39 cents at $4.50, with an exchange of 1,180 units, GWest Corporation concluded trading with 35,000 shares after rising 2 cents to $1.37, Honey Bun finished at $4.05, with 3,000 shares trading. Indies Pharma ended trading 37,882 stock units with a loss of 9 cents at $3.25, Jamaican Teas  lost 65 cents in closing at $3.55, trading 114,500 shares, Jetcon Corporation  ended at $2.30, with 109,780 shares changing hands, Knutsford Express  settled with a loss of 25 cents at $12.75, in trading 9,170 shares. Lasco Distributors  ended trading 30,777 shares, at $3.89,  Lasco Financial  traded 6,725 shares with a loss of 50 cents at $4.50,  Lasco Manufacturing  finished trading 55,165 stock units and rose 10 cents to settle at $3.60,  Main Event  closed with a loss of 10 cents at $5.50, in exchanging 2,000 units. Paramount Trading  concluded trading of 400 shares at $2.10, investors acted strongly to a 30 percent rise in the profit of Stationery and Office by driving the price up by $1.49 to close at $8.50 with 198,850 stock units changing hands and tTech traded 70,000 shares 9 cents higher at $6.19.

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

Junior Market climbed higher – Monday

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Fontana ended at a record close of $4.80.

Trading levels dropped on the Junior Market on Monday with the number of securities falling compared to Friday.
Trading volume fell 47 percent and the value traded fell 63 percent from Friday’s levels,
ending with 28 securities changing hands and an exchange of 931,633 units valued at $3,535,851, compared to trading of 32 securities and 1,771,092 units valued at $9,457,886, on Friday.
Although, trading levels declined, the market climbed 23.23 points to 3,098.42 as the prices of 11 securities advanced, 9 declined and 8 remained unchanged.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 3 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
Trading ended with an average of 33,273 units for an average of $126,280 in contrast to 55,347 units for an average of $295,559 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 87,372 units valued at $314,379 and previously, 94,551 units valued at $339,340. In contrast, April closed with an average of 87,963 units valued $317,267 for each security traded.
At the close of the market, Access Financial closed $1 higher at $45, with 620 shares traded, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 1 cent at $1.89, with an exchange of 26,107 stock units, Blue Power concluded trading of 2,100 units, at $4.60, Caribbean Flavours declined by 50 cents, to close at $16, with 770 stock units changing hands. Caribbean Producers finished trading 3,020 units and rose 39 cents to $4.99, Consolidated Bakeries closed at $1.80, with an exchange of 2,850 shares, Derrimon Trading ended at $2.68, in exchanging 17,732 shares, Everything Fresh settled 2 cents higher at $1.62, with 48,759 units changing hands. Express Catering traded 8,114 shares and rose 13 cents, to end at $7.29, FosRich Group finished trading 21,724 shares and gained 27 cents to a new closing high of $4.67, Fontana closed 30 cents higher at a new closing high of $4.80, with an exchange of 200,841 stock units. General Accident jumped 87 cents higher to $4.89, with 5,100 units changing hands, GWest Corporation concluded trading of 34,500 shares, with a loss of 4 cents at $1.35, Honey Bun finished with a loss of 5 cents at $4.05, with an exchange of 47,710 shares, iCreate settled at 90 cents, with 2,500 shares trading. Indies Pharma ended trading 281,171 stock units after adding 14 cents in closing at $3.34, Jamaican Teas closed 10 cents higher at $4.20, with 1,898 shares changing hands, Jetcon Corporation  ended with a loss of 18 cents at $2.30, with 8,088 shares crossing the exchange, but traded earlier, at an intraday 52 weeks’ low of $2.29. Key Insurance  concluded trading with 1,247 stock units, after rising 20 cents to end at $3.90, Lasco Distributors traded 65,399 shares with a loss of 1 cent at $3.89,  Lasco Financial  ended at $5, with 28,300 shares changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing  finished with a loss of 2 cents at $3.50, in trading 15,511 stock units. Main Event closed 60 cents higher at $5.60, with an exchange of 888 units, Paramount Trading  concluded trading with 11,750 shares at $2.10, SSL Venture Capital finished at $1.70, with 2,846 shares passing through the exchange. Stationery and Office settled at $7.01 with 60,158 stock units changing hands and tTech traded with a loss of 10 cents at $6.10, with the trading of 6,300 shares. In the junior market preference segment, Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 8 cents at $1.90, with 25,630 stock units changing hands.

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

Junior Market trading picks up – Tuesday

Fontana finished the trading of 3.7 million shares to end at a record close of $4.01.

Volume traded on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange surged 275 percent from Monday’s level and leading the market index to gain 14.36 points to close at 3,015.11.
Trading ended with 28 securities changed hands, leading to increased trading of 3,635,699 units valued at $13,729,423, as General Accident traded more than 2.3 million shares, compared to trading of 26 securities on Monday that led to 970,319 units valued at $3,350,642 changing hands.
The market closed with the prices of 13 stocks advancing, 10 declining and 5 remaining unchanged.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 6 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
Trading ended with an average of 129,846 units for an average of $490,337 in contrast to 37,320 units for an average of $128,871 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 115,060 units valued at $366,988 and previously, 110,879 units valued at $332,102. In contrast, April closed with an average of 87,963 units valued $317,267 for each security traded.
At the close of the market,  Access Financial closed 20 cents higher at $43.20, with an exchange of 15,421 shares, AMG Packaging ended at $2, with 24,635 stock units changing hands, Blue Power traded 15,366 with the price rising 30 cents to close at $4.30, Cargo Handlers settled with a loss of 5 cents at $10.95, in trading 15,000 shares. Caribbean Producers declined 5 cents to close at $4.80, while exchanging 27,053 units, Consolidated Bakeries gained 9 cents to close at $1.94, trading 40,000 shares, Derrimon Trading lost 2 cents and ended at $2.70, as 25,411 shares crossed the exchange, Dolphin Cove concluded trading of 54,000 shares to close at $12.05. Elite Diagnostic exchanged 13,335 units after rising 5 cents to end at $3, Everything Fresh finished 10 cents higher at $1.60, with an exchange of 23,367 stock units, Express Catering ended trading of 11,190 shares after rising 55 cents to end at $7.70. Fontana gained 10 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $4.30, with 87,760 shares changing hands. The price hit an all-time high of $4.50, as the supply of the stock has sharply declined, ahead of the release of the company’s March results. FosRich Group exchanged 11,719 shares and rose 5 cents in closing at $4.05, General Accident closed with a loss of 30 cents at $4, after an exchange of 2,303,000 stock units. GWest Corporation ended at $1.35 trading 138,500 units, Honey Bun concluded trading of a mere 200 shares and fell 5 cents to end at $4.15, iCreate closed trading of 417,640 shares with a fall of 8 cents to end at all-time low of 78 cents. Indies Pharma gained 23 cents to close at $3.35, in exchanging 185,468 shares, Jetcon Corporation traded 12,360 shares band declined 20 cents to close at $2.30, Knutsford Express exchanged just 600 shares and lost 5 cents to end at $12.95, Lasco Distributors rose 3 cents to end at $3.89, with 23,874 units changing hands. Lasco Financial  closed with a gain of 15 cents at $4.40, with an exchange of 52,032 shares, Lasco Manufacturing added 5 cents trading 30,200 to close at $3.25, Main Event traded 10,000 and closed at $6, Medical Disposables finished trading 19,000 stock units with a loss of 50 cents at $6.50. Paramount Trading closed at $2.04, with exchange of 23,245 units, SSL Venture Capital ended 10 cents higher at $1.60, while trading of 8,500 shares and tTech loss of 3 cents trading 46,823 shares to close at $5.15.

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

13 Junior Market stocks rose 4 fell – Thursday

Junior Market stock trading.

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange made more gains in trading on Thursday, as advancing stocks beat out losers, 3 to 1 leading to the market index gaining 13.98 points to close at 2,984.20.
Trading ended with the prices of 13 securities advanced, 4 declined and 3 remained unchanged as 23 securities changed hands, compared to 23 on Wednesday. A mere 485,317 units valued at $1,504,400 changed hands, compared to 3,326,424 units valued at $12,838,542 on Wednesday.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 7 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
Trading ended with an average of 21,101 units for an average of $65,409 in contrast to 118,801 units for an average of $458,519 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 114,398 valued at $281,234. In contrast, April closed with an average of 87,963 units valued $317,267 for each security traded.
At the close of the market, Access Financial exchanged 283 shares and closed 50 cents higher at $43, AMG Packaging ended at $2, trading 22,171 stock units, Caribbean Producers finished trading with a rise of 11 cents at $4.61, with 12,315 units, Derrimon Trading ended at $2.75, with an exchange of 34,000 shares. Everything Fresh gained 3 cents to close at $1.55, with 12,800 stock units changing hands, Elite Diagnostic settled 1 cent higher at $2.97, in trading 19,836 units, FosRich Group traded 6,650 shares resulting in a rise of 9 cents to close at $4, Fontana finished trading 64,780 shares with a loss of 7 cents at $4.03. GWest Corporation ended 4 cents higher at $1.35, trading 16,150 units, Honey Bun gained 1 cent to close at $4, trading of 58,594 shares, iCreate closed trading of 22,559 shares with a rise of 1 cent to close at 90 cents. Indies Pharma finished 5 cents higher at $3.20, with an exchange of 37,257 shares, Iron Rock climbed 40 cents to $3.90, with 743 shares trading, Jetcon Corporation finished trading 17,425 shares and fell 18 cents to end at $2.30. KLE Group ended at $2.40, with 10,406 shares changing hands, Knutsford Express  concluded trading with 3,909 stock units and rose 1 cent to close at $13, Lasco Distributors  exchanged 34,706 units at $3.88, Lasco Financial  settled with a loss of 20 cents at $4.20, with 18,833 shares trading. Lasco Manufacturing  ended trading 7 cents higher at $3.25, with an exchange of 17,508 shares, Main Event  traded 6,000 shares at $5,  Medical Disposables  added 50 cents to end at $7, with an exchange of 1,165 stock units, Paramount Trading  closed with a loss of 3 cents at $2.47, in exchanging 1,227 units and SSL Venture Capital ended with a loss of 10 cents at $1.50, with 66,000 shares changing hands.

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

Junior Market make gains on Wednesday

Junior Market stock trading.

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange recovered some of the recent losses on Wednesday as advancing stocks outnumbered declining stocks and the volume of trading rose 64 percent.
At the close of market activities, the market index rose 28.68 points to close at 2,970.22 as the prices of 14 securities advanced, 11 declined and 3 remained unchanged as 28 securities changed hands, compared to 24 on Tuesday. Trading resulted in rise in the volume changing hands to 3,326,424 units valued at $12,838,542 compared to 2,022,568 units valued $7,237,526 on Tuesday.
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 3 with lower offers.
Trading ended with an average of 118,801 units for an average of $458,519 in contrast to 84,274 units for an average of $301,564 on Tuesday. In contrast, April closed with an average of 87,963 units valued $317,267 for each security traded.
At the close of the market, Access Financial closed with a loss of 5 cents at $42.50, with an exchange of 20,304 shares, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 23 cents at $2, trading 109,388 stock units, Blue Power concluded trading of 3,200 units, at $4.20. Cargo Handlers settled with a loss of 4 cents at $10.96, after trading 100 shares, Caribbean Producers traded 7,835 units at $4.50, Consolidated Bakeries closed 20 cents higher at $2, with 250,745 shares changing hands.  Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 4 cents at $2.75, with the exchanging of 2,206 shares, Dolphin Cove concluded trading of 3,357 shares with a loss of 33 cents at $11.72, Everything Fresh finished 4 cents higher at $1.52, with 119,546 stock units crossing the exchange. Elite Diagnostic settled 1 cent higher at $2.96, trading 26,229 units, Express Catering ended trading with 7,000 shares and rose 50 cents to end at $7.70, FosRich Group traded with a loss of 9 cents at $3.91, with 1,502,876 shares changing hands, Fontana finished trading 10 cents higher at $4.10, with 994,116 shares. GWest Corporation ended with a loss of 4 cents at $1.31, with an exchange of 1,000 units, iCreate closed trading of 14,231 shares to close at 89 cents. Indies Pharma finished with a loss of 10 cents at $3.15, with 31,715 shares trading, Jamaican Teas traded 6,351 units and rose 44 cents to end at $3.95, Jetcon Corporation finished trading 13,235 shares and gained 18 cents to $2.48. KLE Group ended with a loss of 10 cents at $2.40, with 17,810 shares changing hands, Knutsford Express  concluded trading of 1,200 stock units, with a gain of 99 cents to $12.99, Lasco Distributors  finished 19 cents higher at $3.88, with 9,899 units trading, Lasco Financial  added 20 cents to close at $4.40, with an exchange of 1,500 shares. Lasco Manufacturing  ended trading of 133,000 shares and rose 9 cents to end at $3.18, Main Event fell 30 cents to $5, with 21,943 shares changing hands, Medical Disposables exchanged 20,000 stock units to close at $6.50, Paramount Trading  closed 25 cents higher at $2.50, with 1,300 units passing through the exchange. SSL Venture Capital ended 10 cents higher at $1.60, trading 3,338 shares and tTech settled with a loss of 35 cents at $4.80, with 3,000 stock units changing hands.

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

Junior Market drops 9.4% for year

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange lost more ground on Tuesday and closed April with a 5 percent fall in value, bringing the four months losses to 9.4 percent compared to a 5.8 percent rise for the All Jamaica index.
At the close of market activities, the market index lost 22.89 points to close at 2,941.54 as the prices of 9 securities advanced, 12 declined and 4 remained unchanged as 24 securities changed hands, compared to 23 on Monday. The volume and value trading climbed to 2,022,568 units valued $7,237,526 compared to 486,748 units at $2,074,395 on Monday.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 10 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
Trading ended with an average of 84,274 units for an average of $301,564 in contrast to 21,163 units for an average of $90,191 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 87,963 units valued $317,267 and previously, 88,152 units valued $318,072 for each security traded. In contrast, March closed with an average of 195,942 shares valued at $777,498 for each security traded.
At the close of the market, Access Financial closed trading at $42.55, with an exchange of 100 shares, AMG Packaging ended at $2.23, with 22,311 stock units changing hands, Blue Power concluded trading 3,522 units, with a loss of 20 cents at $4.20, Cargo Handlers settled 5 cents higher at $11, in swapping 6,749 shares. Caribbean Cream ended trading of 200,539 shares with a loss of 23 cents at $5.27, Caribbean Producers gained 30 cents to close at $4.50, with 6,000 units changing hands, Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 1 cent at $2.79, after trading 39,455 shares, Dolphin Cove concluded trading 6,655 shares at $12.05. Express Catering ended trading 1,000 shares with a loss of 30 cents at $7.20, Fontana finished trading 226,067 shares, 1 cent higher at $4, General Accident closed with a loss of 30 cents at $4, exchanging 7,500 stock units, GWest Corporation ended 4 cents higher at $1.35, trading 4,000 units. Honey Bun concluded trading of 2,500 shares with a loss of 1 cent at $3.99, iCreate lost 1 cent in trading 30,300 shares to close at 89 cents. Indies Pharma finished 5 cents higher at $3.25, with 1,160,900 shares changing hands, Iron Rock  settled at $3.50, with 6,256 shares crossing the exchange, Jamaican Teas rose just 1 cent trading 29,188 units to end at $3.51,  Jetcon Corporation  finished trading 5,000 shares with a loss of 5 cents at $2.30. Knutsford Express  concluded trading of 650 stock units with a loss of 99 cents at $12,  Lasco Distributors closed with a gain of 17 cents at $3.69, in transferring 157,383 units, Lasco Financial  rose 15 cents higher to close at $4.20, with 53,532 shares trading, Lasco Manufacturing  ended trading 27,045 shares with a loss of 11 cents at $3.09. Paramount Trading  closed with a loss of 22 cents at $2.25, with an exchange of 8,987 units and Stationery and Office concluded trading 10 cents higher at $6.85, with 16,929 shares.

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

Junior Market volume plunges – Monday

Junior Market stock trading.

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange fell sharply on Monday with an exchange of just 486,748 units valued at $2,074,395 compared to 4,264,462 units valued at $16,060,112 on Friday.
At the close of market activities, the market index lost 6.39 points to close at 2,964.43 as the prices of 8 securities advanced, 9 declined and 6 remained unchanged as 23 securities changed hands, compared to 24 on Friday.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 6 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 7 with lower offers.
Trading ended with an average of 21,163 units for an average of $90,191 in contrast to 177,686 units for an average of $669,171 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 88,152 units valued $318,072 and previously, 91,615 units valued $329,850 for each security traded. In contrast, March closed with an average of 195,942 shares valued at $777,498 for each security traded.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended at $2.23, with 2,000 stock units changing hands, Caribbean Cream ended trading of 1,902 shares to gain 20 cents and close at $5.50, Derrimon Trading ended 10 cents higher at $2.80, with an exchange of 32,538 shares. Dolphin Cove concluded trading of 70,500 shares with a loss of $1.95 at $12.05, Everything Fresh closed at $1.48, with an exchange of 17,000 stock units, Elite Diagnostic settled 2 cents higher at $2.95, trading 5,000 units, Express Catering ended trading with 2,500 shares but fell 50 cents to $7.50. FosRich Group traded at $4, with 23,599 shares changing hands, Fontana finished trading 51,445 shares having risen 4 cents to $3.99, GWest Corporation ended with a loss of 4 cents at $1.31, trading 21,480 units, Honey Bun concluded trading of 4,586 shares for 19 cents higher at $4, iCreate traded 79,450 shares to close at 90 cents. Indies Pharma finished 10 cents higher at $3.20, with 62,791 shares crossing the exchange, Jamaican Teas traded 27,812 units with a loss of 10 cents at $3.50,  Jetcon Corporation finished trading of 3,724 shares, with a loss of 5 cents to close at $2.35,  Key Insurance  closed 10 cents higher at $3.25, with swapping of 2,500 shares. Knutsford Express concluded trading of 338 stock units and rose 49 cents higher to $12.99,  Lasco Distributors  finished 1 cent higher at $3.52, with 46,495 units changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing  ended trading at $3.20, with 6,309 shares, Main Event traded with a loss of 50 cents at $5.30, after trading 12,594 shares. Paramount Trading closed with a loss of 3 cents at $2.47, trading 4,000 units, SSL Venture Capital ended with a loss of 4 cents  at $1.50, with 2,185 shares changing hands and Stationery and Office traded 6,000 shares with a loss of 75 cents at $6.75.

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

Junior Market rises on reduced volume – Thursday

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed with reduced volume and value on Thursday, compared to Wednesday’s levels, but the market index gained 27.85 points to close at 2,993.36.
At the close of the market, investors exchanged 26 stocks, compared to 22 on Wednesday with prices of 9 rising, 11 declining with 6 remaining unchanged. Trading resulted in an exchange of just 690,056 units valued at $2,672,243, compared to 723,588 units valued at $2,470,037 on Wednesday.
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 3 with lower offers.
Trading ended with an average of 26,541 units for an average of $102,779 in contrast to 32,890 units for an average of $112,274 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 86,708 units valued $310,507 and previously, 90,668 units valued $324,180 for each security traded. In contrast, March closed with an average of 195,942 shares valued at $777,498 for each security traded.
At the close of the market, Access Financial ended with a loss of $2.45 at $42.55, with an exchange of 500 shares, AMG Packaging fell 3 cents to $2.12, with 70,575 stock units changing hands, Blue Power concluded trading of 500 units, at $4.40. CAC 2000 finished with a loss of 76 cents at $11.24, with 1,761 shares traded, Caribbean Producers finished trading 18,510 units with a gain of 15 cents to close at $5, Derrimon Trading ended at $2.71, with an exchange of 1,400 shares, Dolphin Cove closed $1 higher at $14 in trading of 4,193 shares. Everything Fresh finished with a loss of 2 cents at $1.48, with 38,800 stock units changing hands, Elite Diagnostic settled with a loss of 4 cents at $2.93, with an exchange of 18,229 units, Express Catering ended trading of 13,114 shares and rose 89 cents to $8. FosRich Group traded 40 cents higher at $4.30, with 3,000 shares crossing the exchange, Fontana finished trading with 136,013 shares, and rose 5 cents higher to $4, General Accident closed 30 cents higher at $4.30, with an exchange of 940 stock units. iCreate closed trading at 90 cents, in exchanging 40,000 shares. Indies Pharma finished at $3.01, trading 54,588 shares, Iron Rock settled with a loss of 10 cents at $3.90, with 100 shares changing hands, Jamaican Teas  traded 5,500 units, with a loss of 40 cents at $3.60,  Jetcon Corporation  finished trading with 101,986 shares and lost 9 cents to close at $2.40. Knutsford Express  concluded trading 20 cents higher at $12.50, with 2,262 stock units, Lasco Distributors  finished with a loss of 3 cents at $3.60, with 5,150 units, Lasco Financial settled at $4, with 1,020 shares, Lasco Manufacturing ended trading with a loss of 4 cents at $3.16, with 2,350 shares. Main Event traded 46 cents higher at $5.85, with 7,042 shares, SSL Venture Capital ended with a loss of 6 cents at $1.54, with 17,203 shares, Stationery and Office concluded trading 50 cents higher at $7.50, with 117,355 shares and tTech settled at $5, with 27,965 stock units.

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