4 stocks rise on Junior Market 9 fall

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended trading on Friday with 19 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 1,034,761 units valued at $4,990,857 compared to 15,114,679 units valued at $63,009,289 on Thursday.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 4 securities advanced, 9 declined and 5 remained unchanged. The Junior Market Index declined by a mere 3.40 points to close at 2,997.26.
Trading ended with an average of 54,461 units for an average of $262,677 in contrast to 795,509 units for an average of $3,316,278 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 121,656 units valued $578,945 and previously an average of 127,044 units valued at $604,299. In contrast, October closed with an average of 74,690 units valued at $362,548, for each security traded.
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 3 with lower offers.
Lasco Financial climbed to a new all-time high of $6.60 in continued investors’ response to the company’s announced acquisition of the CrediScotia’s business but Lasco Distributors ended at a 52 weeks’ closing low of $5.20.
At the close of the market, Access Financial lost $1.81 in closing at $41.20, with 1,902 shares trading, Caribbean Producers traded with a loss of 40 cents at $4.10, with 3,000 units, Consolidated Bakeries closed with a loss of 14 cents at $2.06, with 5,866 shares changing hands, Dolphin Cove finished trading with a loss of $2.18 to close at $18, with just 500 shares, Express Catering fell just 4 cents to $4.50, with 79,327 stock units trading, Eppley concluded market activity with a loss of $2.49 to $10.01, with 3,000 units. General Accident ended at $2.70, with 800 shares traded, Jamaican Teas finished trading 10 cents higher at $4.10, with 181,181 units, Jetcon Corporation closed at $4.60, with 148,607 shares, Knutsford Express finished trading $1.49 higher at $13, with 797 shares. Lasco Distributors settled with a loss of 60 cents to closed at 52 weeks’ low of $5.20, with 214,754 shares, Lasco Financial rose 30 cents to a 52 weeks’ closing high of $6.60, with 99,459 stock units, Lasco Manufacturing closed with a loss of 11 cents at $4.04, with 96,632 units, Medical Disposables closed 1 cent higher at $5.30, with 3,000 shares. Main Event concluded trading with a loss of 45 cents at $5.50, with 3,366 shares, Paramount Trading closed at $3.50, in trading 100,000 units, Stationery and Office finished at $5.12, with 89,853 stock units and tTech concluded trading at $6.50, with 1,443 shares. In the junior market preference segment, Derrimon Trading preference share ended with 1,274 units changing hands at $2.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Caribbean Producers in big trade

Caribbean Producers commanded 81% of the total trade on Thursday.

Caribbean Producers traded 12,260,068 units or 81 percent of the total volume passing through the Junior Market on Thursday, with the price climbing 50 cents to end at $4.50 two days after the company posting strong profit in the first quarter.
Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange concluded trading on Thursday with 19 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 15,114,679 units valued at $63,009,289 compared to 2,180,177 units valued at $9,696,165 on Wednesday.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 9 securities advanced, 6 declined and 3 remained unchanged. The Junior Market Index advanced by 11.40 points to close at 3,000.66.
Lasco Financial climbed to a new all-time high of $6.30 two days after the company announced acquisition of the CrediScotia’s business but Lasco Distributors traded at an intraday 52 weeks’ low of $5 before closing higher at the end of trading.
Trading ended with an average of 795,509 units for an average of $3,316,278 in contrast to 109,009 units for an average of $484,808 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 127,044 units valued at $604,299 and previously and average of 68,783 units valued at $367,935. In contrast, October closed with an average of 74,690 units valued at $362,548, for each security traded.
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.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging finished trading 4 cents higher at $3.08, with 8,480 stock units changing hands, Cargo Handlers settled at $10.99, with 1,307 stock units, Caribbean Cream ended trading with a loss of 7 cents at $5.55, with 2,400 shares, Caribbean Producers traded 50 cents higher at $4.50, with 12,260,068 units, Dolphin Cove jumped $2.63 higher to close at $20.18, with 3,650 shares, Derrimon Trading ended 50 cents higher at $6.50, with 117,188 shares. Express Catering finished 9 cents higher at $4.54, with 35,572 stock units, Jamaican Teas ended at $4, with 1,750 units, Jetcon Corporation traded with a loss of 20 cents at $4.60, with 387,485 shares, Knutsford Express finished with a loss of 69 cents at $11.51, while trading 21,899 shares. Lasco Distributors ended trading 20 cents higher at $5.80, with 297,860 shares, Lasco Financial concluded trading 30 cents higher at an all-time high of $6.30, with 468,946 stock units, Lasco Manufacturing closed 10 cents higher at $4.15, with 101,226 units. Main Event gained 45 cents in closing at $5.95, with 71,396 shares, Paramount Trading finished at $3.50, with 1,244,375 units, Iron Rock traded with a loss of 45 cents at $2.80, with 1,355 shares, Stationery and Office ended with a loss of 3 cents at $5.12, with 73,665 stock units and tTech finished with a loss of 50 cents at $6.50, with 1,057 shares.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Lasco Financial lifts Junior Market

Lasco Financial

Following the news that Lasco Financial acquired CrediScotia, the stock jumped $1.10 on Wednesday to a record close, helping to push the Junior Market Index up by 40.48 points on Wednesday, bettering the 28.05 points decline on Tuesday, to close at 2,989.26 when trading ended.
At the close of market activities, 20 securities changed hands, down from 22 trading Tuesday leading to the prices of 8 rising, 5 declining and 7 remaining unchanged, in an exchange of 2,180,177 units valued at $9,696,165 compared to 1,809,393 units valued at $9,170,104 on Tuesday. While Lasco Financial closed at a record high for the day its sister Lasco Distributors closed at a 52 weeks’ low at the closed of trading.
Trading ended with an average of 109,009 units for an average of $484,808 in contrast to 82,245 units for an average of $416,823 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 68,783 units valued at $367,935 and previously 64,720 units, valued at $356,129 previously. In contrast, October closed with a slightly higher average of 74,690 units valued at $362,548, for each security traded.
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 5 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging traded 4 cents higher at $3.04, with 30,700 stock units, Cargo Handlers ended at $10.99, with 4,643 stock units, Caribbean Producers ended 15 cents higher at $4, with 244,630 units, Consolidated Bakeries ended with a loss of 16 cents at $2.20, with 12,847 stock units, Dolphin Cove settled at $17.55, with 2,500 shares, Derrimon Trading traded with a loss of $1 in closing at $6, with 3,394 shares. Express Catering settled with a loss of 10 cents at $4.45, with 13,900 stock units, General Accident closed at $2.70, with 4,000 shares, Honey Bun ended trading at $4.80, with 3,862 shares, Jamaican Teas finished trading at $4, with 71,805 units. Jetcon Corporation ended trading 30 cents higher at $4.80, with 100,710 shares, Knutsford Express ended at $12.20, with 2,810 shares, KLE Group finished trading 1 cent higher at $2.51, with 502,226 units, Caribbean Cream ended at $5.62, with 13,930 shares. Lasco Distributors traded 60 cents higher at $5.60, with 362,543 shares, Lasco Financial traded $1.10 higher at $6, with 589,625 stock units, after investors attempted to trade it at $6.50 which was outside the range it could trade at for the day. Medical Disposables concluded trading 9 cents higher at $5.29, with 24,000 shares, Main Event lost 30 cents to close at $5.50, with 6,891 shares, Paramount Trading ended with a loss of 49 cents at $3.50, trading 106,600 units and Stationery and Office settled 15 cents higher at $5.15, with 78,561 stock units changing hands.

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

Junior Market drops

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The Junior Market Index declined by 28.05 points, to close at 2,948.78 on Tuesday with 22 securities changing hands, the same numbers as on Monday.
At the close, the prices of 5 securities gained, 7 declines and 10 remained unchanged. Market activity resulted in an exchange of 1,809,393 units valued at $9,170,104, compared to 1,906,761 units valued at $16,655,143 on Monday.
Trading ended with an average of 82,245 units for an average of $416,823 in contrast to 86,671 units for an average of $757,052 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to $64,720 units valued at 356,129 and an average of 62,529 units valued at $348,543 previously. In contrast, October closed with a slightly higher average of 74,690 units valued at $362,548, for each security traded.
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 2 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial ended trading 51 cents higher at $43.01, with 5,000 shares, AMG Packaging ended trading with a loss of 15 cents at $3, with 7,538 stock units, CAC 2000 finished trading with a loss of 40 cents at $6.50, with 21,110 shares, Caribbean Producers ended trading 20 cents higher at $3.85, with 202,809 units, Derrimon Trading traded at $7, with 14,000 shares. Express Catering settled with a loss of 3 cents at $4.55, with 5,046 stock units, Eppley concluded trading $1 higher at $12.50, with 61,000 units, Honey Bun finished trading at $4.80, with 2,382 shares, Jamaican Teas ended trading at $4, with 27,675 units. Jetcon Corporation traded with a loss of 30 cents at $4.50, with 47,131 shares, Knutsford Express closed at $12.20, with 26,259 shares, Key Insurance settled at $3.99, with 9,429 stock units, KLE Group finished trading at $2.50, with 880 units. Caribbean Cream ended trading 2 cents higher at $5.62, with 1,070 shares, Lasco Distributors concluded trading with a loss of 95 cents at $5, with 153,244 shares, Lasco Financial ended trading at $4.90, with 763,065 stock units, Lasco Manufacturing finished trading with a loss of 7 cents at $4.05, with 23,602 units. Medical Disposables traded at $5.20, with 69,250 shares, Main Event ended at $5.80, with 4,441 shares, Paramount Trading jumped 69 cents to $3.99, with 341,058 units trading, Stationery and Office finished at $5, with 21,764 stock units and tTech traded with a loss of 7 cents at $7, with 1,640 shares.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Junior Market starts week positively

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, ended on Monday with 22 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 1,906,761 units valued at $16,655,143 compared to only 812,631 units valued at $3,846,042 on Friday.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 9 securities advanced, 5 declined and 8 remained unchanged resulting in the Junior Market Index rising by 11.40 points to close at 2,976.83.
Trading ended with an average of 86,671 units for an average of $757,052 in contrast to 40,632 units for an average of $192,302 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 62,529 units valued at $348,543 and previously, 59,080 units valued at $290,184. In contrast, October closed with a slightly higher average of 74,690 units valued at $362,548, for each security traded.
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 4 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 5 cents at $3.15, with 38,707 stock units traded, Caribbean Flavours traded 30 cents higher at $12.30, with 1,000,000 shares, Cargo Handlers finished trading at $10.99, with 550 stock units, Caribbean Cream traded 10 cents higher at $5.60, with 6,972 shares. Caribbean Producers concluded trading 42,000 units with a loss of 15 cents to end at $3.65, Dolphin Cove ended 12 cents higher at $17.55, with 1,031 shares changing hands, Express Catering traded 8 cents higher at $4.58, with 118,277 stock units, General Accident concluded trading with a loss of 3 cents at $2.70, with 450 shares, Honey Bun closed at $4.80, with 20,000 shares trading, Jamaican Teas settled at $4, with 9,302 units. Jetcon Corporation ended trading 10 cents higher at $4.80, with 79,878 shares, Knutsford Express settled at $12.20, with 7,902 shares, Key Insurance concluded trading at $3.99, with just 100 stock units trading, Lasco Distributors rose 5 cents to end at $5.95, with 70,083 shares, after trading at a 52 weeks’ low of $5.85, Lasco Financial finished trading 30 cents higher at $4.90, with 370,948 stock units, after trading as low as $4.60 during the morning session. Lasco Manufacturing concluded trading 7 cents higher at $4.12, with 20,001 units, Medical Disposables finished with a loss of 10 cents at $5.20, with 36,000 shares. Main Event ended trading 5 cents higher at $5.80, with 64,005 shares, Paramount Trading finished trading at $3.30, with 3,650 units, Consolidated Bakeries ended at $2.36, with 5,000 shares, Stationery and Office traded at $5, with 10,000 stock units and tTech traded with a loss of 33 cents at $7.07, with 1,905 shares trading.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Knutsford hits junior index with $2.75 drop

One of Knutsford Express buses.

Knutsford Express dropped $2.75 to close at $12 on Wednesday and was a major contributor the near 74 points fall in the Junior market index. Today’s fall brings the decline in three days to 176 points.
Today’s decline reduced a part of the over valuation of the stock leaving it with a PE of 22 that is still one of the higher valued junior market stocks. The stock close with just two bids amounting to 4,096 share and seems poised to head lower as there is limited buying interest, at current prices.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 6 securities advanced, 6 declined and 7 remained unchanged. The Market Index declined by 73.52 points or 2.39 percent to close at 2,998.97.
Trading ended with 19 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 1,174,483 units valued at $5,458,374 compared to 801,297 units valued at $3,685,511 on Tuesday.
Trading ended with an average of 61,815 units for an average of $287,283 in contrast to 38,157 units for an average of $175,501 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 65,350 units valued at $322,925 and 66,036 shares valued at an average of $329,835, previously. In contrast, October closed with average of 73,639 units valued at $371,926 for each security traded.
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 2 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging finished 5 cents higher at $3.15, with 42,597 shares, Cargo Handlers finished at $10.85, with 140 stock units, Caribbean Producers ended trading 15 cents higher at $3.80, with 287,001 units, Express Catering ended at $4.61, with 320 stock units, General Accident closed with a loss of 5 cents at $2.75, with 45,000 shares. Honey Bun finished 20 cents higher at $5, with 3,956 shares trading, Knutsford Express plunged $2.75 to $12, with 10,320 shares as demand had thinned out weeks ago leaving it exposed to suffer a sharp fall with the stock considered to be overpriced. Key Insurance ended 49 cents higher at $3.99, with just 100 stock units, KLE Group rose 22 cents to $2.50, with 102,500 units changing hands. Lasco Distributors finished with a loss of 10 cents at $6.40, with 251,035 shares, Lasco Financial concluded trading at $4.90, with 256,200 stock units, Lasco Manufacturing ended trading at $3.90, with 23,285 units, Medical Disposables closed 20 cents higher at $5.75, with 63,829 shares. Main Event settled with a loss of 10 cents at $5.50, with 22,000 shares, Paramount Trading traded with a loss of 15 cents at $3.15, with 15,250 units, Consolidated Bakeries finished trading with a loss of 24 cents at $2.36, with 2,000 shares, Iron Rock settled at $3.25, with 100 shares. Stationery and Office settled at $5, with 43,850 stock units and tTech ended trading at $7.40, with 5,000 shares.

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

Junior Market sheds 102 points in 2 days

Lasco Distributors rose by 23 cents but Lasco Manufacturing fell 40 cents on Tuesday.

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange suffered another big hit at the close of trading on Tuesday the market index shedding 53.84 points to close at 3,072.49 and bringing the loss in two days to 102 points.
Market activities ended with 21 securities changing hands, resulting in 7 securities rising, 9 declining and 5 remaining unchanged as an exchange of 801,297 units valued at $3,685,511 took place compared to 1,181,368 units valued at $5,830,463 on Monday.
Trading ended with an average of 38,157 units for an average of $175,501 in contrast to 56,256 units for an average of $277,641 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 66,035 units valued at $329,835 and $73,639 units valued at $371,926 previously. In contrast, October closed with average of 74,690 units valued at $362,548 for each security traded.
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.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging traded with a loss of 40 cents to close at $3.10, with 32,595 stock units, Caribbean Producers finished with a loss of 14 cents at $3.65, with 266 units traded, Dolphin Cove ended trading 43 cents higher at $17.43, with 1,000 shares, Express Catering settled 1 cent higher at $4.61, with 34,752 stock units, Eppley finished trading at $11.50, with 1,900 units. General Accident concluded trading at $2.80, with 21,288 shares, Honey Bun settled 20 cents higher at $4.80, with 41,293 shares, Jamaican Teas concluded trading with a loss of 30 cents at $3.80, with 6,968 units, Jetcon Corporation ended trading with a loss of 30 cents at $4.50, with 8,200 shares. Knutsford Express concluded trading at $14.75, with 2,410 shares, KLE Group ended trading with a loss of 22 cents at $2.28, with 5,000 units, Caribbean Cream settled at $5.99, with 830 shares, Lasco Distributors concluded trading 23 cents higher at $6.50, with 104,920 shares. Lasco Financial finished trading 40 cents higher at $4.90, with 38,423 stock units, Lasco Manufacturing ended with a loss of 40 cents at $3.90, with 243,262 units, Medical Disposables finished trading with a loss of 27 cents at $5.55, with 16,821 shares, Main Event finished trading at $5.60, with 10,815 shares. Paramount Trading finished with a loss of 29 cents at $3.30, with 121,294 units, Consolidated Bakeries concluded trading with a loss of 21 cents at $2.60, with 3,006 shares, Stationery and Office settled 15 cents higher at $5, with 97,993 stock units and tTech settled 31 cents higher at $7.40, with 8,261 shares. In the junior market preference segment,
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Lasco Distributors hits Junior Market again

At the close of trading, the Junior Market Index dropped 48.55 points to close at 3,126.33 as the prices of 6 securities advanced, 8 declined and 7 remained unchanged with 21 securities changing hands versus on Friday.
Trading activity on Monday with, resulted in an exchange of 1,181,368 units valued at $5,830,463 compared to 1,983,899 units valued at $10,827,572 on Friday.
Trading ended with an average of 56,256 units for an average of $277,641 in contrast to 132,260 units for an average of $721,838 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to $73,639 units valued at $371,926 and previously 80,157 units valued at $358,761. In contrast, October closed with average of 74,690 units valued at $362,548 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 1 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, CAC 2000 fell 5 cents to $6.90, with 1,000 shares trading, Caribbean Flavours traded 257 shares at $12, Cargo Handlers concluded trading 5 cents higher at $10.85, with 2,000 stock units, Caribbean Producers gained 4 cents to close at $3.79, with 562,000 units, Express Catering declined 6 cents to $4.60, with 13,000 stock units changing hands. Eppley finished with a loss of 10 cents at $11.50, with 203 units, Honey Bun closed at $4.60, with 1,700 shares, Jamaican Teas ended trading at $4.10, with 1,000 units, Jetcon Corporation finished traded 4,718 shares at $4.80. Knutsford Express ended with a loss of 5 cents at $14.75, in exchanging 1,355 shares, KLE Group traded at $2.50, with 100 units, Caribbean Cream finished 49 cents higher at $5.99, with 32,300 shares, Lasco Distributors dropped 73 cents to end at $6.27, with 300,051 shares, as investors continue to respond negatively to initial court ruling on the case against Pfizer. Lasco Financial concluded trading with a loss of 50 cents at $4.50, with 47,434 stock units, Lasco Manufacturing finished trading with a loss of 20 cents at $4.30, with 9,900 units, Medical Disposables concluded trading 17 cents higher at $5.82, with 75,801 shares, Main Event rose by 10 cents to end at $5.60, with 65,139 shares. Paramount Trading closed 59 cents higher at $3.59, with 37,649 units as investors responded to the news of its expansion into the processing of chlorine and bleach. Stationery and Office fell 15 cents to close at $4.85, with 22,436 stock units trading, Sweet River traded at $3.86, with 3,225 units and tTech finished at $7.09, with 100 shares.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place

Junior Market suffers modest fall

Bulls pushing Jamaican stocks.

Trading fell sharply on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Wednesday compared to Tuesday with 23 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of only 696,098 units valued at $3,413,352.
In contrast on Tuesday 1,359,763 units valued at $7,878,297 from just 17 securities trading. At the close of market activities on Wednesday, the prices of 7 securities advanced, 7 declined and 9 remained unchanged. After 12 consecutive days of advances the Junior Market Index declined 15.46 points to close at 3,208.98.
Trading ended with an average of 30,265 units for an average of $148,407 in contrast to 79,986 units for an average of $463,429 on Tuesday. In contrast, October closed with average of 74,690 units valued at $362,548 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows just 3 stocks with the bid higher than their last selling price and 1 with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended at $3.50, with 1,500 stock units trading, CAC 2000 traded with a loss of 45 cents at $6.50, with 2,130 shares, Caribbean Flavours ended trading 90 cents higher at $11.90, with 5,365 shares, Cargo Handlers finished trading with a loss of 9 cents at $11, with 5,515 stock units, Caribbean Producers closed at $3.79, with 5,419 units. C2W Music finished at $0.42, with 2,500 stock units, Express Catering ended with a loss of 43 cents at $4.50, with 26,731 stock units, Eppley finished at $11.60, with 2,691 ordinary shares, General Accident traded at $3.11, with 79,509 units, Honey Bun finished at $4.90, with 2,400 shares. Iron Rock finished trading 4 cents higher at $3.25, with 19,247 shares Jamaican Teas concluded trading at $4.10, with 3,550 units, Jetcon Corporation closed 4 cents higher at $4.84, with 64,982 shares, Knutsford Express settled at $14.80, with 2,350 shares, KLE Group concluded trading with a loss of 30 cents at $2.50, with 121,100 units. Caribbean Cream finished trading with a loss of 30 cents at $5.50, with 9,632 shares, Lasco Distributors settled 41 cents higher at $8.01, with 141,702 shares, Lasco Financial finished trading 50 cents higher at $5, with 154,030 stock units, Lasco Manufacturing finished trading with a loss of 6 cents at $4.39, with 40,545 units. Medical Disposables ended trading 5 cents higher at $5.80, with 3,000 shares and tTech closed 4 cents higher at $7.09, with 1,100 shares trading. In the junior market preference segment, Eppley 9.5% traded 200 units at $7.20 after falling 5 cents and Eppley 10% ended trading at $6, with 900 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Junior Market jumps another 37.73 points

The Junior Market on Friday closed for the 10th consecutive day with unbroken gains leading the market index climbing 37.73 points to close at 3,143.71 with 21 securities changing hands compared to 18 on Thursday.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 8 securities advanced, 10 declined and 3 remained unchanged and 554,767 units valued at $2,609,944 traded compared to 2,819,581 units valued at $17,224,051 on Thursday.
Trading ended with an average of 26,417 units for an average of $124,283 in contrast to 156,643 units for an average of $956,892 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 75,683 units valued at $359,339 and previously, 78,762 units valued at $374,030. In contrast, September closed with average of 116,176 units valued at $538,652 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 3 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial gained 50 cents to settle at $42.50, with 2,800 shares, AMG Packaging finished trading 1 cent higher at $3.50, with 5,564 units, Blue Power jumped $4 to $49, with 387 shares changing hands, C2W Music finished with a loss of 7 cents at 42 cents, with 350 stock units, Cargo Handlers rose 29 cents to $11.09, with 1,015 units, Caribbean Cream concluded trading with a loss of 10 cents at $5.80, with 3,332 stock units. Caribbean Producers traded 1 cent higher at $3.71, with 69,888 units being traded. Derrimon Trading ended at $7 with 2,000 units, Express Catering finished trading with a loss of 30 cents at $4.65, with 56,588 stock units trading, General Accident ended trading 10 cents higher at $3.20, with 16,450 units, Honey Bun closed with a loss of 10 cents at $4.90, with 4,891 stock units changing hands. ISP Finance dropped $2.30 to $16.20, with 10,000 units, Jamaican Teas concluded trading at $4.10, with 5,100 shares, Jetcon Corporation finished with a loss of 5 cents at $4.80, with 3,154 shares trading, Lasco Distributors closed with a loss of 24 cents at $7.20, with 11,850 units, Lasco Financial ended with a loss of 4 cents at $4.36, with 51,742 stock units. Lasco Manufacturing closed at $4.50, with 14,800 units, Main Event traded 20 cents higher at $5.30, with 166,999 shares, Medical Disposables traded 25 cents higher at $5.75, with 1,471 stock units, Paramount Trading settled with a loss of 10 cents at $2.90, with 124,400 units being exchanged and Stationery and Office settled with a loss of 3 cents at $5.47, with 1,986 units.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.