Junior Market record index gain – Thursday

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange index rose on Thursday, as 3,232,801 units valued at $12,857,715 traded, down sharply from 9,482,082 units valued at $38,586,264 changing hands on Wednesday.
At the close of trading, 27 securities changed hands, compared with 28 on Wednesday. The market index rose 17.53 points to close at 3,092.85 as the prices of 11 securities rose, 11 declined and 5 remained unchanged.
Trading ended with an average of 119,733 units at $476,212 for each security traded, in contrast to 338,646 units for an average of $1,378,081 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 222,952 shares valued at $789,131 compared to 194,902 shares valued at $813,620 on the previous day. In contrast, February closed with an average of 235,225 units valued at $679,790 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, AMG Packaging ended trading 51,876 stock units to close at $2.10, Blue Power concluded trading 50,891 units for 1 cent higher at $4.86, Cargo Handlers settled at $12.50, with 10,000 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cream ended trading 21,150 shares and lost 2 cents to close at $5.50. Caribbean Producers finished trading with a loss of 17 cents at $4.13, with an exchange of 64,600 units. Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 16 cents at $2.65, with 60,629 shares trading, Dolphin Cove dropped $1.48 trading of 325 shares at $12.51, Everything Fresh finished with a loss of 24 cents at $1.55, as 31,612 stock units changed hands, Elite Diagnostic settled at $3.20, with the trading of 2,000 units. Express Catering ended trading 8,140 shares with a loss of 20 cents, in closing at $7.60, FosRich Group traded 20 cents higher at $4.50, with 454 shares passing through the market, Fontana finished trading with 90,464 shares and rose 1 cent to $4.01, General Accident closed with a loss of 1 cent at $4.50, with 198,105 stock units changing hands. Honey Bun rose 13 cents to $3.83, with trading in 166,143 shares, iCreate closed market activity at $1.02, with an exchange of 20,000 shares, Indies Pharma finished 1 cent higher at $3.05, with 6,000 shares changing hands, Iron Rock added 10 cents in closing at $3.10, trading 151,920 shares. KLE Group ended with a loss of 15 cents at $2.65, with an exchange of 13,328 shares. Knutsford Express concluded trading of 2,000 stock units, with a loss of 48 cents at $12.02, Lasco Distributors rose 1 cent to $3.76, with 40,655 units changing hands, Lasco Financial gained 18 cents to close at $4.65, with an exchange of 1,358,721 shares, Lasco Manufacturing ended trading 837,591 shares for 35 cents higher to close at $3.50. Main Event traded 11,910 shares and rose 19 cents to end at $5.50, Medical Disposables finished trading $1.40 higher at $8, with 500 stock units, Stationery and Office concluded trading at $7.50, with 3,000 shares and tTech settled with a loss of 12 cents at $5.40, with an exchange of 5,807 stock units. In the junior market preference segment, Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 5 cents at $1.95, with 24,980 stock units changing hands.

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

Junior Market trading jumps – Wednesday

Trading climbed sharply on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Wednesday, ending in an exchange of 9,482,082 units valued at $38,586,264 compared to only 690,239 units valued at a mere $2,210,720, on Tuesday.
At the close of trading, 28 securities changed hands, compared with 22 on Tuesday. The market index lost 4.35 points to close at 3,075.32 as the prices of 15 securities rose, 9 declined and 4 remained unchanged.
Trading ended with an average of 338,646 units for an average of $1,378,081 in contrast to 31,375 units for an average of $100,487 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 194,902 shares valued at $813,620 compared to 182,206 shares valued at $763,762 on the previous day. In contrast, February closed with average of 235,225 units valued at $679,790 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 ended 2 cents higher at $2.10, with 542,000 stock units changing hands, Blue Power concluded trading of 49,000 units and rose 20 cents to close at $4.85, Cargo Handlers settled with a loss of 2 cents at $12.50, with an exchange of 300 shares. Caribbean Cream ended trading 1,350,100 shares and lost 43 cents to end at $5.52, Caribbean Flavours traded 2 cents higher at $17.22, with 100,000 stock units changing hands, Caribbean Producers swapped 2,477,187 units and fell 15 cents to close at $4.30, Consolidated Bakeries closed with a loss of 20 cents at $1.80, with an exchange of 2,500 shares. Derrimon Trading ended 1 cent higher at $2.81, with 3,520 shares trading, Dolphin Cove concluded trading of 110,100 units $13.99 after jumping by 49 cents, Everything Fresh concluded trading of 2,500 shares and rose 39 cents to $1.79. Express Catering settled at $7.80, with 200 units changing hands, FosRich Group ended trading 89,585 shares at 30 cents higher to $4.30, Fontana traded 8 cents higher at $4, with an exchange of 368,987 shares, Honey Bun ended with a loss of 10 cents at $3.70, with the trading of 30,000 units. iCreate closed market activity at $1.02, with an exchange of 95,836 shares, Indies Pharma concluded trading of 697,280 shares, 2 cents higher at $3.04, Iron Rock finished with a loss of 10 cents at $3, with 13,404 shares changing hands, Jamaican Teas  ended trading 20,000 stock units with a loss of 40 cents to close at $3.60. Jetcon Corporation  closed 7 cents higher at $2.87, with an exchange of 2,613,091 units. Knutsford Express  ended at $12.50, in exchanging 14,412 shares, Lasco Distributors  concluded trading of 22,243 stock units at $3.75,  Lasco Financial  finished 2 cents higher at $4.47, with 76,883 units trading, Lasco Manufacturing  settled with a loss of 5 cents at $3.15, with 450,370 shares changing hands. Main Event  ended trading with 5,940 shares and rose 1 cent to $5.31,  Medical Disposables  traded with a loss of 1.20 cents at $6.60, with 47,571 shares, Paramount Trading  finished trading 106,618 stock units after rising 30 cents to close at $2.40, Stationery and Office ended 3 cents higher at $7.50, trading 148,545 shares and tTech finished 2 cents higher at $5.52, with 108,946 shares changing hands.

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

Junior Market trading dives – Tuesday

Trading dived sharply on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Tuesday, ending in an exchange of only 690,239 units valued at a mere $2,210,720 compared to 3,646,013 shares valued at $12,828,763, on Monday.
At the close of trading, 22 securities changed hands, compared with 26 on Monday. The market index rose 5.37 points to close at 3,079.67 as the prices of 10 securities rose, 9 declined and 3 remained unchanged.
Trading ended with an average of 31,375 units for an average of $100,487 in contrast to 140,231 units for an average of $493,414 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 182,206 shares valued at $763,762 compared to 193,454 shares valued at $813,227 on the previous day. In contrast, February closed with average of 235,225 units valued at $679,790 for each security traded.
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 5 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended 1 cent higher at $2.08, with 3,876 stock units changing hands, Blue Power concluded trading of 17,000 units, for 10 cents higher at $4.65, Cargo Handlers settled with a loss of 2 cents at $12.52, with an exchange of 1,000 shares. Caribbean Flavours traded 12,903 stock units rose by 25 cents to $17.20, Derrimon Trading gained 5 cents to close at $2.80, with 18,750 shares changing hands. Dolphin Cove concluded trading of 1,604 shares and rose $1.79 higher to close at $13.50, Everything Fresh finished with a loss of 11 cents at $1.40, with an exchange of 120,000 stock units, Elite Diagnostic settled at $3.20, in trading 5,000 units, Express Catering ended trading 320 shares with a loss of 20 cents at $7.80. FosRich Group traded 25,937 shares 19 cents higher at $4, Fontana finished trading 128,716 shares, with a loss of 8 cents at $3.92, Honey Bun concluded trading 9,918 shares with a loss of 2 cents at $3.80. iCreate rose 1 cent and closed at $1.02, with an exchange of 95,836 shares, Indies Pharma  finished with a loss of 1 cent at $3.02, with the trading of  86,733 shares, Jamaican Teas  traded 50 cents higher at $4, with 2,000 units passing through the market, Knutsford Express  concluded trading of 1,100 stock units at $12.50. Lasco Distributors  finished with a loss of 5 cents at $3.75, with the trading of 110,949 units, Lasco Financial  settled with a loss of 5 cents at $4.45, with 1,388 shares changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing  ended trading 7 cents higher at $3.20, in trading 39,427 shares. Main Event  traded of 5,582 shares, with a loss of 50 cents at $5.30, Medical Disposables finished trading $1.20 higher at $7.80, with 2,000 stock units and Stationery and Office concluded trading of 200 shares at $7.47.

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

Junior Market trading picks up – Monday

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Trading picked up on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Monday, ending in an exchange of 3,646,013 shares valued at $12,828,763, compared to 2,437,146 units valued at $10,799,411 on Friday,
At the close of trading, 26 securities changed hands, compared with 22 on Friday. The market index rose 11.60 points to close at 3,074.30 as the prices of 8 securities rose, 9 declined and 9 remained unchanged.
Trading ended with an average of 140,231 units for an average of $493,414 in contrast to 110,779 units for an average of $490,882 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 193,454 shares valued at $813,227 compared to 198,598 shares valued at $844,138 on the previous day. In contrast, February closed with average of 235,225 units valued at $679,790 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.
At the close of the market, Access Financial closed at $48, trading 100 shares, Cargo Handlers settled at $12.54, with an exchange of 500 shares, Caribbean Cream ended trading of 301,303 shares after rising 68 cents to close at $5.95. Caribbean Producers lost 15 cents and finished trading 3,400 units at $4.45, Derrimon Trading gained 32 cents to close at $2.75, with 11,000 shares changing hands. Elite Diagnostic settled at $3.20, with an exchange of 47,491 units, Everything fresh finished with a loss of 9 cents at $1.51, with 55,051 stock units trading, Express Catering ended trading of 137,884s hares with a rise of 10 cents at $8, FosRich Group traded 113,135 shares with a loss of 19 cents to end at $3.81. Fontana finished trading 142,292 shares after rising 6 cents higher to $4, GWest Corporation ended with a loss of 5 cents at $1.75, with an exchange of 94,695 units, Honey Bun concluded trading with 65,000 shares and rose 2 cents to end $3.82. iCreate closed at $1.01, with an exchange of 205,264 shares, Indies Pharma finished with a loss of 5 cents at $3.03, trading 1,720,134 shares, Iron Rock settled 10 cents higher at $3.10, in swapping 17,364 shares, ISP Finance ended trading of 1,000 stock units at $15.50.  Jetcon Corporation  traded 1,950 shares with a loss of 30 cents to close at $2.80, Knutsford Express concluded trading 15,643 stock units at $12.50,  Lasco Distributors  finished with a loss of 9 cents at $3.80, with an exchange of 14,485 units, Lasco Financial  settled 5 cents higher at $4.50, with 3,139 shares changing hands. Lasco Manufacturing  ended trading with 590,096 shares with a loss of 7 cents at $3.13, Medical Disposables  finished trading with 50,000 stock units, at $6.60, Stationery and Office closed trading with 4,238 shares at $7.47 and tTech settled at $5.50, with 23,949 stock units changing hands. In the junior market preference segment, CAC 2000 9.5% closed 15 cents higher at $1.15, in trading 6,400 shares.

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

Falling stocks dominate Junior Market

Junior Market stock trading.

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Friday, ended with an exchange of 2,437,146 units valued at $10,799,411 down from 8,679,414 units valued at $30,344,251 on Thursday, with a 2 to 1 decline to advance ratio of stocks.
At the close of trading, just 22 securities changed hands, compared with 29 securities on Thursday. The Junior Market index fell 28.52 points to close at 3,062.70 as the prices of 7 securities rose, 12 declined and 3 remained unchanged.
Trading ended with an average of 110,779 units at $490,882 for each security trading, in contrast to 299,290 units for an average of $1,046,353 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 198,598 shares valued at $844,138 compared to 206,420 shares valued at $875,602 on the previous day. In contrast, February closed with average of 235,225 units valued at $679,790 for each security traded.
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 2 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended 7 cents higher at $2.07 with 7,000 stock units changing hands, Blue Power traded 10,600 units with a loss of 5 cents to close at $4.60, Cargo Handlers settled with a loss of 4 cents at $12.54, with an exchange of 200 shares. Caribbean Producers finished trading 55,000 units at $4.60, Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 35 cents at $2.52, with 322,500 shares changing hands. Elite Diagnostic settled with a loss of 5 cents at $3.20, with an exchange of 99,575 units, Express Catering ended trading of 285,463 shares with a loss of 10 cents at $7.90, FosRich Group exchanged 59,700 shares at $4, Fontana finished trading 707,485 shares with a loss of 12 cents to end at $3.94. General Accident closed 1 cent higher at $4.51, with 26,700 stock units changing hands, Honey Bun concluded trading of 7,437 shares with a loss of 5 cents to close at $3.80,  ICreate gained 3 cents to close at 98 cents, in trading 42,305 shares, at the close there was buying interest for 641,501 shares at 98 cents, Indies Pharma finished 7 cents higher at $3.08, with an exchange of 21,870 shares. Jamaican Teas traded 72,000 units with a loss of 30 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $3.50. Knutsford Express  concluded trading of 3,500 stock units with a loss of 20 cents at $12.50,  Lasco Distributors  finished with a loss of 11 cents at $3.89, with 59,000 units changing hands, Lasco Financial  settled 4 cents higher at $4.45, with an exchange of 235,500 shares, Lasco Manufacturing  traded with 10,707 shares and rose 14 cents to $3.20. Medical Disposables  finished trading with a loss of 90 cents at $6.60, with an exchange of 26,962 stock units, Paramount Trading closed with a loss of 1 cent at $2.10, with 8,000 units crossing the exchange platform. Stationery and Office  concluded trading of 12,999 shares for a rise of 22 cents at $7.47 and tTech settled at $5.50, with 336,063 stock units changing hands.

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

Gains for Junior Market – Thursday

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange climbed sharply on Thursday with 8,679,414 units valued at $30,344,251 crossing the exchange, compared to 17,755,553 units valued at $89,888,819 exchanged on Wednesday.
At the close of trading 29 securities changed hands, compared with 27 on Wednesday. The Junior Market index climbed 21.14 points to close at 3,091.22 as the prices of 12 securities rose, 9 declined and 8 remained unchanged.
Trading ended with an average of 299,290 units for an average of $1,046,353 in contrast to 657,613 units for an average of $3,329,215 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 206,420 shares valued at $875,602 compared to 194,026 shares valued at $852,887 on the previous day. In contrast, February closed with average of 235,225 units valued at $679,790 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
At the close of trading, Access Financial closed at $48, in trading 650 shares, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 1 cent at $2, with 686,844 stock units changing hands, Blue Power concluded trading with 100 units after a loss of 35 cents to end at $4.65. Cargo Handlers settled with a loss of 7 cents at $12.58, with an exchange of 500 shares, Caribbean Flavours dropped $1.05 to close at $16.95 in trading 82,000 stock units, Caribbean Producers finished trading at $4.60, with 7,261 units changing hands. Derrimon Trading ended at $2.87, with an exchange of 30,950 shares, Everything Fresh finished 10 cents higher at $1.60, trading 7,000 stock units, Elite Diagnostic settled at $3.25, with 21,494 units trading. Express Catering ended trading 50 cents higher at $8, with 570,123 shares, FosRich Group traded with a loss of 16 cents at $4, with 75,479 shares, Fontana finished trading 130,851 shares at $4.06, General Accident closed 55 cents higher at $4.50, while exchanging 180,624 stock units. GWest Corporation gained 5 cents in closing at $1.80, trading 13,717 units, Honey Bun concluded trading of 12,800 shares at $3.85, ICreate gained 3 cents to close at 98 cents, in trading 42,305 shares, Indies Pharma finished with a loss of 10 cents at $3.01,with 475,330 shares changing hands. ISP Finance ended trading 500 stock units and rose $2 to close at $15.50, Jamaican Teas traded 72,300 units and rose 5 cents higher to $3.80,  KLE Group ended at $2.80, with 8,689 shares changing hands, Knutsford Express  concluded trading with 150 stock units and lost 10 cents to end at $12.70.  Lasco Distributors  finished 30 cents higher at $4, with an exchange of 10,150 units, Lasco Financial  settled 1 cent higher at $4.41, with 10,400 shares trading, Lasco Manufacturing  ended trading 6,167,975 shares after rising 6 cents to $3.06, Main Event  traded 55 cents higher at $5.80, with 1,229 shares changing hands. Medical Disposables  finished trading 43,371 stock units and rose 50 cents to $7.50,  SSL Venture Capital ended at $1.70, with just 2,500 shares passing through the exchange, Stationery and Office  concluded trading 23,924 shares with a loss of 22 cents in closing at $7.25 and Sweet River finished with a loss of 50 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ low of at $3, with 198 shares changing hands.

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

Junior Market steady – Tuesday

Junior Market stock trading.

Stocks slips slightly in trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Tuesday, leading to a slippage of the market index by 1.99 points to 3,092.47 as declining stocks edged out advancers.
Twenty seven (27) securities changed hands, compared with the same number on Monday. At the close of trading, prices of 10 securities rose, 12 fell and 5 remained unchanged.
The market closed with 2,988,737 units valued at $$11,616,949 compared to 1,429,394 units valued $5,552,802 being exchanged on Monday.
Trading ended with an average of 110,694 units for an average of $430,257 in contrast to 52,941 units for an average of $205,659 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 128,493 shares valued at $502,830 compared to 131,423 shares valued at $514,778 on the previous day. In contrast, February closed with average of 235,225 units valued at $679,790 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 6 with lower offers.
At the close of trading, Access Financial fell $1 to close at $48, with 440 shares changing hands, AMG Packaging ended with 98,650 stock units trading and lost 15 cents to close at $2.10, Cargo Handlers settled at $12.65, with an exchange of 2,000 shares, Caribbean Producers finished trading 46,928 units and rose 1 cent higher to $4.51. Consolidated Bakeries closed at $2, with the trading of 3,000 shares, Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 9 cents at $2.80, with an exchange of 68,000 shares, Everything Fresh  finished with a loss of 5 cents at $1.45, as 139,500 stock units traded, Elite Diagnostic settled 5 cents higher at $3.25, with 35,055 units passing through the market. Express Catering ended trading with 229,963 shares after a loss of 9 cents in closing at $7.90, FosRich Group traded 28,691 shares and rose 5 cents to $4.25, Fontana finished trading with 999,692 shares as the price slipped 10 cents to $4,  Honey Bun closed 13 cents higher at $3.85, in exchanging 500 shares. ICreate rose 5 cents to close at 99 cents, in trading 49,810 shares, Indies Pharma finished 16 cents higher at $3.16, with 108,168 shares changing hands. Jamaican Teas traded 5 cents higher at $3.80, with 53,685 units crossing through the exchange butt traded at a 52 weeks’ intraday low of $3.60. Jetcon Corporation  finished trading 3,741 shares at $2.77,  Knutsford Express concluded trading of 915 stock units with a loss of 10 cents at $12.80,  Lasco Distributors  finished 6 cents higher at $3.76, while trading 61,941 units, Lasco Financial settled at $4.40, with an exchange of 219,416 shares, Lasco Manufacturing  ended trading of 277,959 shares, 5 cents higher at $3.10.  Main Event  closed with a loss of 55 cents at $5.25, with 2,491 shares traded, Medical Disposables  finished trading with 2,100 stock units 50 cents higher at $7,  Paramount Trading  closed with a loss of 29 cents at $2.11, with 114,522 units changing hands, SSL Venture Capital lost 4 cents at $1.66, with 70,000 shares trading, Stationery and Office  concluded trading of 17,200 shares at $7.50 and tTech settled with a loss of 50 cents at $5.50, with 207,650 stock units trading. In the junior market preference segment, Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 10 cents at $2, trading 146,720 stock units.

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

Nice bounce for Junior Market – Monday

Fontana ended at a new closing high as selling pressure eases.

Stocks made strong gains in trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Monday, breaking four consecutive days of decline last week. The 2 to 1 positive advance decline ratio pushed the market index up 31.38 points to 3,094.46.
Twenty seven (27) securities changed hands, compared with 31 securities on Friday. At the close of trading the prices of 15 securities rose, 7 fell and 5 remained unchanged. FosRich Group ended at new closing high as well as Fontana that closed with very limited stocks on offer below $5.50, as demand for it has picked up.
The market closed with 1,429,394 units valued $5,552,802 being exchanged, compared to 3,286,973 shares valued at $12,890,201 on Friday.
Trading ended with an average of 52,941 units for an average of $205,659 in contrast to 106,031 units for an average of $415,813 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 131,423 shares valued at $514,778 compared to 146,891 shares valued at $575,700 on the previous day. In contrast, February closed with average of 235,225 units valued at $679,790 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 trading, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 4 cents at $2.25, with 114,379 stock units changing hands, Caribbean Cream ended trading of 251 shares at $5.25, Caribbean Flavours dropped $1.54 to close at $16.95 after trading 2,000 stock units, Caribbean Producers finished trading 3 cents higher at $4.50, with 26,300 units changing hands. Derrimon Trading ended 9 cents higher at $2.89, with 21,600 shares switching ownership. Dolphin Cove jumped $1.76 higher to $13.36, with an exchange of 100 shares, Everything Fresh finished with a loss of 15 cents at $1.50, in trading 24,000 stock units, Elite Diagnostic settled at $3.20, with 126,553 units, Express Catering ended trading with a loss of 31 cents at $7.99, with 5,318 shares. FosRich Group gained 20 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $4.20, trading 62,102 shares, Fontana finished trading of 307,794 shares and rose 10 cents to end at an all-time closing high of $4.10. General Accident closed 15 cents higher, at $4.50, with 121,000 stock units changing hands, GWest Corporation ended at $1.75, with an exchange of 6,172 units, Honey Bun concluded trading of 33,352 shares for 2 cents higher at $3.72. ICreate rose 1 cent to close at 94 cents, trading 66,000 shares.  Indies Pharma gained 25 cents to end at $3, with 119,744 shares trading, Jamaican Teas traded 56,495 units with a loss of 5 cents at $3.75,  Jetcon Corporation  closed 5 cents higher at $2.77, trading 6,460 shares. Knutsford Express  jumped 90 cents higher to $12.90, with 37,592 stock units changing hands, Lasco Distributors  closed at $3.70, with an exchange of 14,587 units, Lasco Financial settled with a loss of 19 cents at $4.40, in exchanging 153,968 shares. Main Event  traded 25,212 shares for an 80 cents hike to $5.80, Medical Disposables  finished with a loss of 50 cents at $6.50, with 14,000 stock units changing hands, Paramount Trading  closed 36 cents higher at $2.40, with an exchange of 1,283 units. SSL Venture Capital ended at $1.70, trading 44,732 shares, Stationery and Office concluded trading of 5,400 shares, after rising of 50 cents to $7.50 and tTech settled 50 cents higher at $6, with 33,000 stock units changing hands.

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

More declines for Junior Market – Friday

FosRich traded at an all-time high of $4.50 on Friday.

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended trading on Friday with more stocks declining than rising for a fourth day, leading to another fall in the market index of 19.66 points to close at 3,063.08.
At the close of market activities, 31 securities changed hands, compared with 23 securities trading on Thursday and ending with the prices of 11 securities advanced, 11 declined and 9 remained unchanged.The market closed with 3,286,973 shares valued at $12,890,201 being exchanged compared to 2,723,771 units valued at $7,748,383 on Thursday.
Trading ended with an average of 106,031 units for an average of $415,813 in contrast to 118,425 units for an average of $336,886 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 146,891 shares valued at $575,700 compared to 158,840 shares valued at $622,459 on the previous day. In contrast, February closed with average of 235,225 units valued at $679,790 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 5 with lower offers.
At the close of trading, AMG Packaging ended 9 cents higher at $2.29, with 128,175 stock units changing hands, Cargo Handlers ended $12.65 higher at $12.65, with 5,500 stock units, Caribbean Cream settled at $5.25, with an exchange of 9,438 shares, Caribbean Producers traded 97,982 stock units at $4.47, Consolidated Bakeries finished trading 3,650 units, 1 cent higher to $2. Derrimon Trading closed with a loss of 11 cents at $2.80, with 25,009 shares changing hands, Dolphin Cove ended with a loss of $1.90 to $11.60, trading 176,147 shares, Everything Fresh concluded trading of 158,747 shares for 10 cents higher at $1.65, Elite Diagnostic finished with a loss of 10 cents at $3.20, with 10,000 stock units changing hands. Express Catering settled 42 cents higher at $8.30, with an exchange of 114,037 units, FosRich Group ended trading 33,093 shares at $4,after trading at an intraday all-time high of $4.50. Fontana traded 622,444 shares to close at $4, General Accident exchanged 73,369 shares with a gain of 5 cents to $4.35, GWest Corporation closed at $1.75, with 6,342 stock units changing hands, Honey Bun ended at $3.70, trading 705,845 units, ICreate fell 2 cents to close at 93 cents, trading 409,781 shares. Indies Pharma concluded trading of 42,204 shares with a loss of 25 cents at $2.75, Iron Rock finished with a loss of 50 cents at $3, with an exchange of 127,000 shares, ISP Finance rose 50 cents higher to $13.50, with 19,934 shares changing hands. Jamaican Teas ended trading 79,420 stock units, with a loss of 5 cents at $3.80, Jetcon Corporation  swapped 11,594 units, with a loss of 23 cents at $2.72,  Key Insurance  finished trading 5,000 shares and rose 15 cents higher to $3.15,  Knutsford Express  ended at $12, with 200 shares changing hands. Lasco Distributors  lost 5 cents to end at $3.70, with an exchange of 193,061 stock units, Lasco Financial  finished 8 cents higher at $4.59, trading 14,764 units, Lasco Manufacturing  gained 4 cents to end at $3.05, with 48,900 shares changing hands, Main Event ended trading of 59,700 shares and gained 44 cents to close at $5. Medical Disposables  traded 6,500 shares after rising 20 cents higher to $7, Stationery and Office  dropped $1.20 to $7, with 39,298 shares changing hands and SSL Venture Capital closed at $1.70, with 28,115 units. In the junior market preference segment, Derrimon Trading 9% preference share concluded trading of 31,724 units at $2.10.

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

Junior Market drops again – Thursday

Junior Market trading.

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended trading on Thursday with more stocks declining than rising for a third day, leading to another fall in the market index of 26.87 points to 3,082.74.
At the close of market activities, 23 securities changed hands, compared with 28 securities trading on Tuesday and ending with the prices of 8 securities advancing, 13 declining and 2 remaining unchanged.
The market closed with 2,723,771 units valued at $7,748,383 compared to 3,968,653 units valued at $16,061,548, trading on Tuesday.
Trading ended with an average of 118,425 shares valued 336,886 each compared to 141,738 units for an average of $573,627 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 158,840 shares valued at $622,459 compared to 170,040 shares valued at $701,594 on the previous day. In contrast, February closed with average of 235,225 units valued at $679,790 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 3 with lower offers.
At the close of trading, Access Financial lost $4 and closed at $49, with 5,313 shares changing hands, AMG Packaging lost 11 cents to end at $2.20, trading 252,300 stock units, Cargo Handlers settled at $12.85 with a loss of 5 cents, in exchanging 3,101 shares, Caribbean Cream rose 5 cents trading of 3,500 shares to close at $5.25. Caribbean Flavours traded 1,580 stock units with a fall of $2.01 to close at $18.49, Caribbean Producers finished trading 2,500 units and lost 3 cents to end at $4.47, Derrimon Trading ended 2 cents down at $2.91, with 15,720 shares changing hands, Everything Fresh fell 10 cents to close at $1.55, with 34,600 stock units trading. Express Catering ended trading with 3,025 shares, for a loss of 7 cents at $7.88, Fontana finished trading 145,041 shares, with a rise of 4 cents at $4, FosRich Group climbed 15 cents in trading 116,294 shares, to end at $4, General Accident shed 20 cents in closing at $4.30, with an exchange of 158,226 stock units. Honey Bun concluded trading of 14,006 shares with a loss of 5 cents at $3.70, investors gobbled up 450,683, iCreate shares, to close with a gain of 5 cents at 95 cents, Indies Pharma  rose 4 cents to $3, with 520,129 shares trading, Jamaican Teas  traded 52,575 units at $3.85, Knutsford Express  concluded trading of 1,289 stock units at $12. Lasco Distributors  finished 4 cent higher at $3.75, in exchanging 210,134 units, Lasco Financial  settled with a loss of 29 cents at $4.51, in trading just 2,150 shares, Lasco Manufacturing  added 1 cent and ended trading at $3.01, with 347,874 shares changing hands. Main Event  traded 56,028 shares with a loss of 79 cents at $4.56, Medical Disposables finished trading 6,500 stock units with a gain of 25 cents to close at $6.80, SSL Venture Capital lost 25 cents to end at $1.70, trading 321,203 shares.

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