Junior Market at new record high – Friday

New record high for the JSE Junior Market.

The record-breaking run by the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange continued, in trading on Friday, with the market index rising 20.53 points to close at 3,600.97 pushing the gain for the market in 2019 to 11 percent.
The Junior Market ended with 29 securities changing hands, compared to 31 on Thursday, as prices of 13 securities rose, 12 declined and 5 remained unchanged. At the close, three stocks closed at 52 weeks’ highs, General Accident at $5.99, Lasco Manufacturing at $5.25, Stationery and Office Supplies  trading at an all-time high of $13.80. Lasco Financial traded at a 52 weeks’ high of $6.97 but ended at $6 at the close.
Market activities resulted in an exchange of 5,740,137 units valued at $27,712,664 up 25 percent from 4,594,972 units valued at $22,321,170 on Thursday.
The average trade for the day was 197,936 units at $955,609 for each security traded, in contrast to 139,242 units for an average of $676,399 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 184,657 units valued at $846,809 and previously 181,805 valued at $823,437 for each security traded. July ended with an average of 138,412 units at $563,215 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows one stock closing with a higher bid than the last selling price and one closing with a lower offer.
Stocks ending with price changes| AMG Packaging closed trading of 69,200 units and  Stationery & Office Supplies hit a record high of $13.80 on Friday.gained 2 cents to end at $2.32, Blue Power declined 97 cents in trading 18,722 units at $8.53,
Stationery & Office Supplies hit a record high on Friday.

Stationery & Office Supplies – Montego Bay office.

Cargo Handlers dropped $1.05 trading 20,142 shares to close at $10.95, Caribbean Cream closed trading of 2,000 units and gained 5 cents to end at $5. Caribbean Producers ended trading with 210,651 shares, after rising 1 cent to end at $4.80, Consolidated Bakeries lost 5 cents in trading of 97,399 units at $2.35, Everything Fresh closed 4 cents higher at $1.85, with 50,351 stock units trading, Elite Diagnostic ended trading with 12,715 shares, after rising 27 cents to end at a record high of $6.77. Fosrich Group fell 8 cents in trading of 43,831 units at $4.85, Fontana lost 20 cents trading 515,929 shares to close at $8.10, General Accident closed trading of 1,065,500 units and gained 59 cents to end at 52 weeks’ high of $5.99, GWest Corporation dipped 10 cents in trading of 600 units at $1.30. iCreate closed trading of 24,831 units and gained 5 cents to end at 85 cents, Indies Pharma rose 21 cents to end at $3.51 while trading of 31,777 units, Iron Rock Insurance traded 48,900 shares and gained 10 cents to end at $4.10, Jamaican Teas exchanged 73,755 shares to close at $6 after falling 85 cents. Jetcon Corporation lost 20 cents in trading of 5,000 units at $1.80, KLE Group climbed 57 cents after exchanging 100 shares at $2.30, Limners and Bards lost 20 cents trading of 2,335,719 units at $3.50, Lasco Distributors exchanged 99,503 shares to close at $3.46 after falling 29 cents. Lasco Financial lost 50 cents in trading of 60,054 units to settle at $6, Lasco Manufacturing ended trading with 432,852 shares, after rising 9 cents to end at 52 weeks’ closing high of $5.25, Medical Disposables ended with a loss of 1 cent at $7 with 4,446 stock units changing hands. Stationery and Supplies climbed $1.80 to end at a record high of $13.80 with 55,145 shares changing hands after the company posted record half-year results and tTech Limited climbed 43 cents and exchanged 27,924 shares at $6.93, following the release of the half-year results.

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

Junior Market hits new record high

New record high for the JSE main market.

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange in trading on Monday with the market closing at a new record high, with the index rising 31.64 to close at 3,569 with a 10 percent gain for the year.
Junior Market ended trading with 32 securities changing hands, down from 35 on Friday, as prices of 14 securities rose, 12 declined and 6 remained unchanged.
At the close, Limners and Bards ended at a record close of $3.90, Elite Diagnostic closed at a record high of $6.40, General Accident closed at a 52 weeks’ high of $5.40, Lasco Financial traded at a 52 weeks’ high of $5.97 but Jamaican Teas traded at an intra-day record of $7.50 but pulled back after.
Market activities resulted in an exchange of 5,633,068 units valued at $25,345,257 compared to 6,412,413 units valued at $28,100,938 on Friday.
Trading ended with an average of 176,033 units for an average of $792,039 in contrast to 183,212 units for $802,884 on Friday for each security traded. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 179,783 valued at $797,704. July ended with an average of 138,412 units with a value of $563,215 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 3 stocks closing with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 closed with lower offers.
Stocks ending with price changes| Blue Power lost 1.80 cents in trading 128,748 shares to close at  $10.70, Caribbean Flavours declined $1.06 in trading of 43,842 units to close at $16.10, Caribbean Cream climbed 25 cents and exchanged 1,000 shares at $4.50, Cargo Handlers ended trading 978 shares, after rising 3 cents to end at $11. Consolidated Bakeries shed 10 cents in trading of 55,878 units at $2.20, Dolphin Cove closed 5 cents higher at $12.05, with 3,122 stock units trading, Derrimon Trading shed 20 cents in trading of 331,272 units to close at $2.60, Express Catering shed 20 cents in trading 139,420 units at $6.50. Everything Fresh climbed 24 cents and exchanged 166,102 shares at $1.59. Elite Diagnostic ended trading with 29,406 shares, after rising 18 cents to end at 52 weeks’ high of $6.40, Fosrich Group closed trading with 32,427 units and gained 3 cents to end at $4.93. General Accident closed trading of 100,100 units and gained 50 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $5.40, iCreate closed 10 cents higher at 80 cents, with 72,719 stock units trading, Indies Pharma dipped 9 cents in trading of 439,404 units at $3.21, Iron Rock Insurance shed 5 cents in trading of 23,919 units at $4. Infrequently traded ISP Finance dropped $2.15 in trading of 26,659 units at $11.50, Jamaican Teas lost 26 cents in trading of 220,533 units at $7, Jetcon Corporation climbed 3 cents in exchanging 61,340 shares at $1.96. Limners and Bards climbed 15 cents and exchanged 2,638,421 shares to end at a record close of $3.90. Lasco Distributors lost 25 cents trading 135,609 shares to close at $3.15, Lasco Financial closed trading of 129,841 units and gained 47 cents to end at 52 weeks’ high of $5.97, Lasco Manufacturing climbed 15 cents in exchanging 125,484 shares at $4.40, Medical Disposables ended trading 100 shares, after rising 80 cents to end at $8.80. Main Event ended market activity exchanging 6,210 shares to close at $7.84 after falling 11 cents, Paramount Trading shed 18 cents in trading of 15,000 units to close at $2.20, and Stationery and Office Supplies closed trading of 386 units and gained 39 cents to end at $12.59.

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

The lab up 30% first day on Junior Market

Limners and Bards started trading on the Junior Market but only 100 shares officially traded, as the price hit the 30 percent limitation at the first trade and no other investor was willing to sell at that price.
The stock closed at an all-time high of $1.30 but with the bid at $1.65 on a day when 30 securities changed hands, down from 34 on Thursday, as prices of 16 securities advanced, 10 declined and 4 remained unchanged.
The Junior Market Index climbed 25.27 points to close at 3,343.36 on Friday, and in so doing moved strongly into the black for 2019 with gains of 3 percent for the year.
Market activities, resulted in an exchange of 4,017,691 units amounting to $20,933,388, compared to 2,463,608 units valued at $13,106,397 on Thursday.
By the close of trading, Blue Power traded at a 52 weeks’ high of $16.30 but closed at $13.50 and Elite Diagnostic that traded at a 52 weeks’ high of $6.25 but failed to hold this price at the close.
Trading ended with an average of 133,923 units for $697,780 for each security trading, in contrast to 72,459 units for an average of $385,482 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 95,347 units with a value of $356,070 for each security traded, compared to 93,288 units with a value of $337,830 traded previously. June ended with an average of 166,169 units at $674,841 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 6 stocks closing with bids higher than their last selling prices and one closed with a lower offer.
Stocks ending with price changes| AMG Packaging declined 6 cents in trading of 6,670 units to close at $2.24, Consolidated Bakeries ended trading with 71,706 shares, after rising 10 cents to end at $1.90, Express Catering declined by 10 cents to settle at $6.25 in exchanging 8,100 shares, Everything Fresh dipped 20 cents in trading of 111,225 units at $1.30. Elite Diagnostic declined 68 cents in trading of 352,923 units to end at $5.32, Fosrich Group lost 5 cents in trading of 38,336 units at $4.70, Fontana  ended trading with 695,683 shares, after rising 30 cents to end at $8.50, General Accident gained 21 cents to end at $4.50 in trading of 137,985 units. Honey Bun lost 10 cents in trading 6,500 shares to close at $6.05, iCreate ended market activity in exchanging 7,050 shares to close at 70 cents after falling 3 cents, Indies Pharma lost 4 cents in trading 242,376 shares to close at 3.02 cents, Iron Rock Insurance ended trading with 1,500 shares, after rising 15 cents to end at $3.90. Jamaican Teas closed trading of 1,141,127 units and gained 7 cents to end at $5, Jetcon Corporation ended trading with 8,200 shares, after rising 5 cents to end at $1.90, Knutsford Express closed 10 cents higher at $11, with 2,973 stock units trading, Key Insurance closed trading of 953 units and gained 20 cents to end at $3.90. KLE Group closed 1 cent higher at $1.73, with 1,155 stock units trading, Limners and Bards climbed 30 cents to settle at a record high of $1.30 with just 100 shares changing hands, Lasco Distributors closed 15 cents higher at $3.15, with 54,500 stock units trading, Lasco Financial gained 1 to end at $4.60, trading 546,846 shares. Lasco Manufacturing ended trading with 41,900 shares, after rising 5 cents to end at $4.25, Medical Disposables climbed 31 cents in exchanging 22,800 shares at $7, Main Event ended with a loss of 1 cent to close at $7.99 with 7,062 stock units changing hands. Paramount Trading closed trading of 35,551 units and gained 22 cents to end at $2, Stationery and Office Supplies fell 1 cent to close at $11 with 5,885 stock units changing hands and tTech climbed 40 cents and exchanged 127 shares at $5.50.

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

Big push higher for Junior Market

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The Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market Index surged 85.66 points to end at 3,318.09 on Thursday, the highest close for the year, and the highest point since the latter part of October last year.
Since the close of trading last week Thursday, the Junior Market gained 234.26 and is now 2.2 percent up, for the year. The PE ratio is just 11 times 2019 estimated earnings well off from the more than 15 for the main market.
By the close of trading, Blue Power jumped to a 52 weeks’ high of $13.50 and so did Elite Diagnostic that closed trading at $6 and Stationery and Office Supplies trading at a record $12.
The market closed with 34 securities changing hands, compared to 27 on Wednesday, resulting in the prices of 21 rising, 8 declining and 5 remaining unchanged.
Trading picked up over Wednesday’s levels with an exchange of 2,463,608 units valued at $13,106,397, compared to 2,728,440 units valued at $14,270,901, on Wednesday.
Trading ended with an average of 72,459 units for an average of $385,482 in contrast to 101,053 units for an average of $528,552 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 93,288 units with a value of $337,830 for each security traded, compared to 94,629 units with a value of $334,761 traded previously. June ended with an average of 166,169 units at $674,841 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 4 stocks closing with bids higher than their last selling prices and one closed with a lower offer.
Stocks ending with price changes| Access Financial close with a loss of $1.45 at $46.50, in trading 1,150 shares, AMG Packaging closed 5 cents higher at $2.30, trading 55,604 stock units, Blue Power climbed $13.50 to settle at a record $13.50 with 26,020 shares changing hands, CAC2000 climbed 10 cents and exchanged 770 shares at $15.10. Caribbean Cream fell 5 cents in trading of 29,765 units at $5, Caribbean Flavours climbed $1 to settle at $14, with 63,144 shares changing hands, Cargo Handlers climbed 95 cents and exchanged 5,000 shares at $10.95, Caribbean Producers gained 1 to end at $4.80, trading 73,759 shares, Derrimon Trading climbed 9 cents and exchanged 15,700 shares at $2.65. Express Catering closed trading of 48,368 units and gained 5 cents to end at $6.35, Everything Fresh ended trading with 87,428 shares, after rising 5 cents to close at $1.50, Elite Diagnostic ended trading of 117,172 shares, after rising 50 cents to end at a record closing high of $6, Fosrich Group climbed 6 cents, exchanging 69,189 shares at $4.75. Fontana lost 65 cents in trading of 655,120 units at $8.20, General Accident dipped 6 cents in trading of 239,128 units at $4.29. GWest Corporation staged a big recovery since falling to a low a recent low of 70 cents to end trading at $1.55 after rising 30 cents in exchanging 6,300 units. Honey Bun closed trading of 15,307 units and gained 10 cents to end at $6.15. iCreate closed trading of 133,826 units after rising 3 cents to end at 73 cents, Indies Pharma closed 3 cents higher at $3.06, trading 111,287 stock units. Jamaican Teas climbed 64 cents, in exchanging 52,365 shares at $4.93, after the company posted increased profits for the nine months to June, with earnings of 32 cents per share versus 20 cents in 2018. Jetcon Corporation climbed 25 cents and exchanged 2,500 shares at $1.85, Key Insurance decline 20 cents trading 13,580 units at $3.70, Lasco Distributors lost 10 cents in trading of 98,192 units at $3, Lasco Financial gained 1 cent to land at $4.59, trading 134,995 shares. Medical Disposables declined 31 cents to $6.69, in exchanging 15,000 shares, Main Event closed 50 cents higher at $8, with 25,422 stock units trading. Paramount Trading lost 9 cents in trading 43,306 shares to close at 1.78 cents, Ironrock Insurance ended trading with 40,924 shares, after rising 18 cents to end at $3.75 and Stationery and Office Supplies gained $2 to end at a record close of $12 with 4,200 stock units trading.

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

Junior Market recovers early July losses

Fontana’s Waterloo Road branch. The company’s stock traded at an all-time high of $7.25 on Wednesday.

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange rose on Wednesday with the market Index rising 31.02 points to close at 3,107.55 resulting in full recovery of the 90 points loss in first half of July.
The market closed still below the level reached in of 3,165.12 points the index closed at on the first day in July.  On Wednesday with 26 securities changing hands compared to 32 trading on Tuesday, and resulted in an exchange of 1,982,466 units valued at $6,630,174 compared to 2,823,887 units valued at $8,379,276 on Tuesday.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 13 securities advanced, 5 declined and 8 remained unchanged. Fontana jumped to a 52 weeks’ closing high of $7.15 and Consolidated Bakeries trading at an intraday low of $1.60.
Trading ended with an average of 76,249 units for an average of $255,007 in contrast to 88,246 units for an average of $261,852 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 89,671 units with a value of $300,971 for each security traded, compared to 90,656 shares valued at $304,347 traded previously. June ended with an average of 166,169 units at $674,841 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 2 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 closed with lower offers.
Stocks ending with price changes| AMG Packaging dipped 13 cents in trading 16,652 units at $2.30, Caribbean Producers slipped 4 cents in trading of 27,414 units at $4.75, Consolidated Bakeries ended with a loss of 1 cent at $1.79 with 112,883 stock units changing hands, Everything Fresh ended trading with 52,714 shares, after rising 6 cents to end at $1.36. Elite Diagnostic climbed 5 cents and exchanged 228,566 shares at $4.85, Fosrich Group closed 4 cents higher at $5, with 209,864 stock units trading, Fontana gained $1.05 to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $7.15, trading 87,465 stock units, General Accident climbed 20 cents exchanging 6,688 shares to end at $4.10. Gwest Corporation gained 1 cent to end at 82 cents, in trading 284,451 shares, Honey Bun closed trading of 19,210 units and gained 5 cents to end at $6.05, iCreate ended trading with 127,464 shares, after rising 2 cents to end at 73 cents, Indies Pharma climbed 2 cents and exchanged 368,800 shares at $3.03. Jetcon Corporation traded 465 shares, after rising 19 cents to end at $1.89, KLE Group exchanged 20,000 shares, after rising 2 cents to end at $1.72, Lasco Financial lost 20 cents in trading 27,752 shares to close at $4.50. Main Event ended trading with 114,524 shares, after rising 30 cents to end at $6.70, Ironrock Insurance closed trading of 60,334 units with a gain of 15 cents to end at $3.50 and tTech declined 25 cents in trading of 1,811 units to close at $5.25.

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

Junior Market drops – Friday

Fontana ended at a record close of $6.07.

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market Index dived 26.62 points to close at 3,040.17 on Friday with three stocks hitting 52 weeks’ lows and two recording highs.
Trading concluded on Friday with 30 securities changing hands, up from 28 securities on Thursday. At the close the prices of 8 securities rose, 13 declined and 16 remained unchanged as 2,783,254 units valued at $9,535,345 changed hands, compared to 6,999,633 units valued at $19,497,999 on Thursday.
Trading ended with an average of 92,775 units for an average of $317,845 in contrast to 249,987 units for an average of $696,357 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 90,650 shares valued at $314,545 for each security traded compared to 90,650 shares valued at $314,545 traded previously. June ended with an average of 166,169 units at $674,841 for each security traded.
Fontana closed at an all-time high of $6.07, Elite Diagnostic traded at a 52 weeks’ high of $5.14 but pulled back at the close and GWest Corporation traded at a 52 weeks’ low of 70 cents before closing higher and Lasco Distributors ended at a 52 weeks’ low.
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 one closed with a lower offer.
Stocks ending with price changes| Access Financial declined 30 cents in trading 1,500 units at $43.20, AMG Packaging ended trading with 110,600 shares, after rising 16 cents to end at $2.16, after the company posted 28 percent increase in pretax profit for the third quarter to May and suggesting earnings in a full year of 12 cents per share. Blue Power fell 55 cents in trading of 81,109 units at $4.95, Caribbean Cream closed 2 cents higher at $5.56, with 9,850 stock units trading, Caribbean Flavours dropped $1.30 in trading of 11,831 units at $13, Derrimon Trading closed with a loss of 23 cents at $2.17, in swapping 437,640 shares. Express Catering closed trading of 150,668 units and gained 35 cents to end at $6.75, Elite Diagnostic climbed 25 cents and exchanged 24,410 shares at $4.95, after trading at a record high of $5.14, Fosrich Group ended market activity in exchanging 22,728 shares, to close at $4.20 after falling 5 cents. Fontana ended trading with 227,035 shares, after rising 7 cents to end at 52 weeks closing high of $6.07, Gwest Corporation closed 3 cents higher at 84 cents, with 167,462 stock units trading, but traded at an all-time low of 70 cents earlier in the trading session. Honey Bun ended market activity exchanging 87,841 shares to close at $6 after falling 21 cents, iCreate Limited ended with a loss of 1 cent at 71 cents with 551,200 stock units changing hands, Jamaican Teas shed 5 cents in trading of 36,000 units at $4.45, Jetcon Corporation lost 5 cents in exchanging 7,813 shares to close at $1.95. Knutsford Express lost 50 cents trading 108,090 units to close at $11. Lasco Distributors declined 30 cents trading of 466,362 units to end at a 52 weeks’ low of $3. Lasco Manufacturing lost 4 cents in exchanging 103,219 units at $4.06, Medical Disposables climbed 9 cents and exchanged 12,999 shares at $7.09, Main Event ended trading with 6,882 shares, after rising 99 cents to end at $6.70 and Stationery and Office Supplies ended market activity with 2,500 shares changing hands to close at $9.15 after falling 65 cents.

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

14 Junior Market stocks rise 8 fall – Wednesday

The new Waterloo Road branch under construction. the company’s stock traded at an all-time high of $5.

The Junior Market closed on Wednesday with 14 securities rising, 8 falling and 10 remaining unchanged leading to the Junior Market Index advancing 18.46 points to close at 3,066.47.
Trading ended with 32 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 5,751,985 units valued at $21,162,399 compared to 1,394,594 units valued at $4,925,622 on Tuesday with 29 securities changed hands.
Elite Diagnostic traded at a 52 weeks’ high of $5, GWest hit an all-time low of 75 cents but bounced slightly at the close while Express Catering and KLE Group both ended at 52 weeks’ low.
Trading ended with an average of 179,750 units for an average of $661,325 in contrast to 48,089 units for an average of $169,849 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 71,584 shares valued at $268,858 for each security traded compared to 54,449 shares valued at $206,685 traded previously. June ended with an average of 166,169 units at $674,841 for each security traded.
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 one closed with a lower offer.
Stocks with price changes| Access Financial closed 30 cents higher at $43.50, with 100 stock units trading, AMG Packaging ended trading with 71,097 shares, after rising 11 cents to end at $2.11, Blue Power closed 56 cents higher at $5.51, with 5,000 stock units trading, CAC 2000 ended trading 1,275 shares, after rising 30 cents to close at $13.06. Caribbean Producers climbed 5 cents and exchanged 82,733 shares at $4.80, Dolphin Cove close with a loss of 25 cents at $11.75, swapping of 2,585 shares, Express Catering lost 75 cents in trading of 13,168 units to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $6.10. Elite Diagnostic closed trading of 28,152 units and gained 37 cents to end at a record close of $5, Fosrich Group climbed 53 cents in exchanging 41,585 shares at $4.54, Fontana lost 9 cents trading 342,267 shares to close at $5.75. General Accident climbed 10 cents and exchanged 63,550 shares at $4.30, Honey Bun closed trading of 115,605 units and gained 1 cent to end at $6.21, Jetcon Corporation climbed 30 cents in exchanging 200,000 shares at $2, KLE Group lost 40 cents in trading of 7,700 units in closing at a 52 weeks’ low of $1.70. Caribbean Cream climbed 70 cents and exchanged 8,895 shares at $5.50, Lasco Distributors ended trading with 16,523 shares, after rising 20 cents to close at $3.40, Lasco Financial closed with a loss of 10 cents at $4.50, in swapping 39,324 shares, Lasco Manufacturing ended with a loss of 1 cent at 4.09 with 3,653,139 stock units changing hands. Medical Disposables closed trading of 14,410 units and gained 30 cents to end at $7, Paramount Trading ended with a loss of 1 cent at 1.80 with 14,879 stock units trading, Stationery and Office Supplies closed with a loss of 34 cents at $9.01, trading 6,156 shares and tTech closed 30 cents higher at $5.50, with 4,024 stock units trading.

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

Junior Market dips again – Monday

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Monday with an exchange of 1,085,258 units valued $4,012,944 compared to 1,842,715 units valued at $6,647,469 on Friday.
At the close of market activities, 30 securities changed hands, compared to 31 on Friday, resulting in the prices of 7 securities advancing, 14 declining and 9 remaining unchanged. The Junior Market Index declined 7.04 points to close at 3,089.38 with one stock rising to an all-time high and one closing at an all-time low.
Trading ended with an average of 36,175 units for an average of $133,765 in contrast to 59,442 units for an average of $214,434 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 55,515 shares valued at $212,860 for each security traded compared to 59,572 shares valued at $229,453 traded previously. June ended with an average of 166,169 units at $674,841 for each security traded.
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.
Stocks with price changes| Access Financial lost $1.80 trading 5,000 shares to close at $43.20, AMG Packaging fell 10 cents in trading of 17,000 units at $1.90, CAC 2000 closed with a loss of $2 to end at $13, exchanging 3,600 shares, Derrimon Trading closed 7 cents higher at $2.50, with 165,409 stock units trading. Express Catering ended with a loss of 1 cent at $6.85 with 40,630 stock units changing hands. Elite Diagnostic ended trading with 35,000 shares, after rising 35 cents to end at an all-time high of $4.85, Fosrich Group closed 25 cents higher at $4.65, with 26,787 stock units trading, Fontana declined by 6 cents to settle at $5.84 while trading 95,229 shares. Gwest Corporation ended market activity exchanging 12,715 shares to close at an all-time low of 90 cents after falling 5 cents, iCreate declined by 3 cents to settle at 70 cents trading 75,964 shares, Indies Pharma climbed 9 cents and exchanged 67,652 shares at $3.10. Jamaican Teas closed 16 cents higher at $4.56, with 21,998 stock units trading, Key Insurance gained 3 cents to end at $3.03 trading of 9,015 units, KLE Group lost 25 cents in trading 3,570 shares to close at 2.10 cents, Knutsford Express fell $1.29 trading of 7,850 units to end at $11.51. Lasco Financial shed 11 cents in trading of 43,799 units at $4.49, Lasco Manufacturing lost 13 cents in trading of 19,632 units at $4.01. Main Event declined $1.29 in trading of 8,927 units at $5.71, Paramount Trading added 1 cent in exchanging 16,235 shares at $1.81, Stationery and Office Supplies closed with a loss of 30 cents at $9.50, swapping of 9,177, shares and tTech ended market activity exchanging 4,175 shares to close at $4.80 after falling 70 cents.

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

Junior Market pulls back – Tuesday

Fontana ended at a record close of $5.60.

The Junior Market Index declined 30.09 points to close at 3,135.03 at the close on Tuesday with 23 securities changing hands resulting in the prices of 9 securities rising, 13 declining and 7 remaining unchanged.
Pharmaceutical company, Fontana traded at a new all-time high of $5.90 but pulled back by the close to end at a 52 weeks’ high. Trading ended with an exchange of just 2,119,746 units valued at $7,175,273.down sharply from just 387,846 units valued at $1,455,265 on Monday from 32 securities changing hands.
Trading ended with an average of 73,095 units for an average of $247,423 in contrast to 16,863 units for an average of $63,272 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to  48,223 units valued at $165,972. June ended with an average of 166,169 units at $674,841 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 one with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, Access Financial dipped 30 cents in trading of 720 units at $46, AMG Packaging closed trading of 25,100 units and gained 1 cent to end at $2.06, Blue Power decline 5 cents in trading of 3,000 units at $4.95. CAC 2000 settled at $15 with only 7,000 stock units trading, Caribbean Cream ended market activity exchanging 31,682 shares to close at $5 after falling 25 cents, Cargo Handlers traded 1,2598 shares at $9.50, Caribbean Producers exchanged 9,986 shares at $4.90, Consolidated Bakeries closed 23 cents higher at $2, with 10,000 stock units trading. Derrimon Trading close with a loss of 3 cents at $2.49, after swapping 294,634, shares, Dolphin Cove dipped 25 cents in trading of 793 units at $11.75. Elite Diagnostic closed 10 cents higher at $4.10, with 95,751 stock units trading, Everything Fresh ended trading with 200,100 shares, after rising 11 cents to end at $1.48, Express Catering ended trading with 36,396 shares, to end at $6.70. FosRich Group ended with a loss of 1 cent at 4.49 with 21,629 stock units changing hand. Fontana closed trading of 144,842 units and gained 35 cents to end at $5.60, GWest Corporation fell 16 cents in trading of 155,689 units to close at $1.05 after the company reported a big loss for the year ended March, Honey Bun shed 5 cents in trading of 28,300 units at $6.60. iCreate ended with an exchange of 142,800 shares, after rising 1 cent to end at 73 cents, Indies Pharma closed with a loss of 9 cents at $3.01, in trading 200,000 shares, Iron Rock closed with a loss of 15 cents at $3.35, exchanging 25,000, shares, ISP Finance lost $2.63 in trading just 300 units at $17. Jamaican Teas shed 39 cents in trading 302,054 units to close at $3.86, Key insurance traded 2,000 shares to close at $3.35, Knutsford Express closed trading of 18,800 units and gained 29 cents to end at $12.79, Lasco Distributors ended trading with 129,119 shares, to end at $3.40, Lasco Financial fell 30 cents with 187,457 units changing hands at $4.70. Lasco Manufacturing closed at $4.25, with an exchange of 8,209 stock units, Main Event closed 39 cents higher at $6.10, with 30,891 stock units trading and Medical Disposables rose 2 cents to $6.72, trading 6,236 stock units.

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

15 Junior Market stocks gained

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on trading Friday, with 32 securities changing hands and the prices of 15 securities rising, 9 declining and 8 remaining unchanged.
At the close, the market Index advanced 12.33 points to close at 3,103.60. On the final trading day of June, 3,027,637 shares valued at $13,035,247 changed hands, compared to 11,216,280 units valued at $36,194,066 from securities 27 trading on Thursday.
At the halfway mark for the year, the Junior Market is down 4.4 percent with the PE of the market at just 11 times current year’s earnings. At the end of June 2018, the market gained of 11 percent with the PE at that is similar to this year’s.
Trading ended with an average of 94,614 units for an average of $407,351 in contrast to 415,418 units for an average of $1,340,521 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 166,169 for an average of $674,841 and previously, 170,386 for an average of $690,604. In contrast, May ended with an average of 81,626 units for $311,248 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 12 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial close with a loss of $1.50 at $45, in trading 290 shares, AMG Packaging rose 1 cent in exchanging 4,582 shares at $2, Blue Power ended trading with 134,658 shares, after rising 21 cents to end at $5, Cargo Handlers exchanged 4,395 shares at $9.50. Caribbean Cream traded 146,395 shares and declined by 2 cents to settle at $5.25, Caribbean Producers traded 722,891 units at $4.80, Derrimon Trading dipped 2 cents in trading 116,581 units at $2.53. Dolphin Cove closed trading of 2,155 units to end at $12, Elite Diagnostic climbed 1 cent and exchanged 138,061 shares at $4, Everything Fresh traded 69,307 units at $1.40, Express Catering closed trading of 41,574 units and gained 40 cents to end at $6.60. FosRich Group dipped 20 cents in trading of 9,300 units at $4.50, Fontana ended trading with 77,547 shares, after rising 18 cents to end at $4.80. GWest Corporation closed 6 cents higher at $1.21, with 102,253 stock units traded, Honey Bun lost 25 cents trading 9,678 units at $6.75, iCreate ended trading with 90,000 shares, after rising 4 cents to end at 74 cents, Indies Pharma exchanged 210,899 shares, after rising 12 cents to end at $3.15. Iron Rock shed 5 cents in trading of 143,183 units at $3.50, Jamaican Teas climbed 7 cents in exchanging 59,500 shares at $4.25, Jetcon Corporation climbed 13 cents and exchanged 25,872 shares at $1.88, Key Insurance closed with a loss of 35 cents at $3.35, in swapping of 4,400 shares. KLE Group ended trading with 34,000 shares, after rising 20 cents to end at $2.35, Knutsford Express finished trading 8,566 shares and rose $1 higher to $12.50, Lasco Distributors traded 46,835 units to close at $3.30, Lasco Financial closed trading of 6,700 units and gained 1 cent to end at $4.71. Lasco Manufacturing declined by 15 cents to settle at $4.05 in trading 477,000 units, Medical Disposables traded 28,592 units at $6.70, Paramount Trading closed trading 2,690 units at $2, Stationery and Office closed with a loss of 59 cents at $9.01, in the swapping of 148,000 shares and tTech ended trading with 37,141 shares, after rising 16 cents to end at $5.46. In the Junior Market preference segment, CAC 2000 closed trading of 1,000 units and gained 15 cents to end at $1.15.

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