Junior Market down this week

Market activity ended with 63 percent fewer shares trading on Friday than on Thursday on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, but the market index gained as rising stocks edged out those that fell, leaving the overall market down for the week.
Seventy-five percent or 33 of listed stocks traded, compared to  35 on Thursday and ended with the prices of 15 stocks rising, 11 declining and seven closing with prices remaining unchanged.
At the close, the  Junior Market Index carved out a gain of 18.65 points to settle at 2,467.78. The average PE Ratio ended at 10.8 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 1,839,376 shares for $4,361,132 compared to 4,929,572 units at $9,632,353 on Thursday. Tropical Battery led trading with 25.1 percent of total volume with an exchange of 462,122 shares, followed by AMG Packaging with 15.8 percent of the day’s trade or 291,010 units and Mailpac Group with 13.7 percent for 251,531 shares.
Trading ended with an average of 55,739 units at $132,156 in contrast to 140,845 at $275,210 on Thursday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 258,843 units at $553,962, in comparison to 272,356 units at $582,026 on Thursday. Trading in September ended with an average of 119,171 units at  $249,355.
At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows three stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging fell 25 cents to finish at $1.60 with 291,010 shares changing hands, Blue Power dropped 41 cents to $3.07 in an exchange of 1,656 units, Caribbean Assurance Brokers advanced 16 cents to $1.83, with 1,167 stock units passing through the market. Caribbean Cream lost 4 cents to close at $4.86 trading 8,667 units, Caribbean Flavours declined 7 cents to $1.75 with investors switching ownership of 76,958 units, Caribbean Producers slipped 5 cents to $2.20 with an exchange of 28,377 shares. Derrimon Trading lost 2 cents to end at $2.48 with 24,525 stocks changing hands, Elite Diagnostic gained 8 cents to close at $3.14 with 326 stock units passing through the market, Everything Fresh rose 1 cent to finish at 71 cents with investors transferring 1,428 stock units. Express Catering increased by 9 cents to settle at $3.15 with 17,666 stocks changing hands Fontana declined 3 cents and traded 231,577 stock units to end at $4.97, General Accident climbed 36 cents to close at $6.50 with an exchange of 23,960 stocks. GWest Corporation slipped 1 cent to finish at 90 cents with 13,939 units passing through the market, iCreate gained 10 cents to settle at 70 cents with investors switching ownership of 2,000 stock units, Indies Pharma advanced 17 cents to end at $2.85 with 371 units changing hands. Iron Rock Insurance added 1 cent to close at $2.51, with an exchange of 13,282 units, ISP Finance jumped $2.49 to finish at $18.50 trading 204 units, Jamaican Teas declined 11 cents to $4.89 with 88,260 shares traded. Jetcon Corporation increased 9 cents to end at 89 cents with investors transferring 9,000 stock units, Lumber Depot gained 6 cents to close at $1.10 with 128,808 shares changing hands, Mailpac Group rose 4 cents in an exchange of 251,531 stock units to settle at $1.99. Main Event advanced 70 cents to finish at $3.70, with 2,955 stocks passing through the market, Medical Disposables climbed 35 cents to end at $4.25 with 4,033 shares traded. Stationery and Office Supplies declined 3 cents to close at $4.97, with investors switching ownership of 1,598 stocks and  Tropical Battery lost 4 cents to settle at $1.19 with 462,122 shares crossing the exchange.
In the preference segment, Derrimon Trading preference shares gained 1 cent to finish at $2.05 with 100 units changing hands.

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

Junior Market ekes a rise on Thursday

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Thursday, with the market squeezing out a meager of 5.22 points in the market Index to settle at 2,449.13 as an equal number of stocks rose and fell after trading 40 percent more shares than on Wednesday.
Like Wednesday, trading ended with 35 securities changing hands on Thursday and concluded with 15 stocks rising, the prices of 15 declining and five with prices remaining unchanged.
At the close, the average PE Ratio ended at 10.3 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 4,929,572 shares for $9,632,353 compared to 3,515,236 units at $8,677,144 on Wednesday. Tropical Battery led trading with 23.1 percent of total volume, with 1.14 million shares, followed by AMG Packaging with 21.6 percent, with an exchange of 1.07 million units and Iron Rock Insurance with 14.4 percent and 708,211 shares.
Trading ended with an average of 140,845 units at $275,210 compared to 100,435 at $247,918 on Wednesday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 272,356 units at $582,027 compared to 282,340 units at $605,321  on Wednesday. Trading in September concluded with an average of 119,171  units at $249,355.
At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and five with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial climbed $2.83 to end at $21.84 in an exchange of 4,000 shares, AMG Packaging advanced 20 cents, trading 1,065,494 units to finish at $1.85, Blue Power increased 9 cents to settle at $3.48 with investors transferring 30,910 shares. Caribbean Assurance Brokers dropped 13 cents to close at $1.67 with 2,748 stocks passing through the market, Caribbean Cream lost 10 cents to end at $4.90 with 5,290 stock units changing hands, Caribbean Flavours gained 11 cents to finish at $1.82 in an exchange of 427,773 shares. Caribbean Producers rose 5 cents to settle at $2.25 with investors switching ownership of 48,738 shares, Derrimon Trading dropped 18 cents to close at $2.50 with 170,380 stock units passing through the market, Express Catering ended  6 cents higher at $3.06 with 7,800 stocks changing hands. Fosrich fell 5 cents to settle at $3.15, with 3,050 shares traded,  General Accident shed 86 cents to finish at $6.14 with the transfer of 9,723 units iCreate lost 10 cents to settle at 60 cents with 3,400 units passing through the market. Iron Rock Insurance slipped 1 cent, exchanging 708,211 stocks to close at $2.50, ISP Finance shed $2.44 to settle at $16.01 with 4,800 units changing hands, Jamaican Teas climbed 13 cents to end at $5 with 50,649 stock units traded. Jetcon Corporation gained 2 cents to finish at 80 cents with investors switching ownership of 27,328 stock units, KLE Group declined 32 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $1.10 with 9,000 units passing through the market, Knutsford Express jumped $1.03 to end at $6.74 with 7,833 units changing hands. Lasco Distributors advanced 14 cents to finish at $3.15 with an exchange of 44,587 units,  Lasco Financial gained 2 cents to settle at $2.07 with 5,589 stocks traded, Lasco Manufacturing fell 8 cents to close at $3.37 with investors transferring 25,072 units. Limners and Bards dropped 17 cents to end at $2.33 with 95,783 stock units trading, Lumber Depot finished 1 cent higher at $1.04 with 275,023 units changing hands, Mailpac Group dipped 4 cents to settle at $1.95 with an exchange of 571,731 units. Medical Disposables shed 65 cents to close at $3.90 with investors switching ownership of 1,045 shares, SSL Venture rose 9 cents to end at 59 cents with 200 units changing hands, Stationery and Office Supplies advanced 15 cents to finish at $5 with 1,700 units passing through the market. Tropical Battery gained 3 cents, trading 1,139,241 shares to settle at $1.23 and tTech dropped 90 cents to close at $5.50 with 1,363 shares crossing the exchange.
In the preference segment, Derrimon Trading lost 1 cent to end at $2.04 with 2,555 units changing hands.

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

Junior Market drops 57 points on Wednesday

The majority of stock prices gave way to selling pressure on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Wednesday, with the market suffering a sharp fall after trading 44 percent fewer shares than Tuesday.
At the close of market activities, the Junior Market Index lost 56.8 points after falling nearly 11 points on Tuesday to settle at 2,443.91. Trading ended with 35 securities changing hands compared to 36 on Tuesday, with the prices of 11 stocks rising, 17 declining and seven with prices remaining unchanged.
The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 10.8 based on the IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 3,515,236 shares for $8,677,144 compared to 6,241,322 units at $10,328,488 on Tuesday. Tropical Battery led trading with 19.8 percent of total volume with 696,728 shares, followed by Mailpac Group with 13.7 percent or 482,043 units and Express Catering with 10.8 percent, amounting to 379,614 shares.
Trading ended with an average of 100,435 units at $247,918  in contrast to 173,370 at $286,902 on Tuesday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 282,340 units at $605,320 , in comparison to 297,285 units at $634,684  on Tuesday . Trading in September resulted in an average of  119,171  units at $249,355.
At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows six stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial fell 5 cents to $19.01 with an exchange of 6,059 shares, Blue Power dipped I cent to settle at $3.39 with 1,066 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cream lost 10 cents to end at $5 with investors switching ownership of 32,162 units. Caribbean Flavours slipped 3 cents to $1.71 with 235,429 stocks changing hands, Caribbean Producers dropped 14 cents to finish at $2.20 with through the market, GWest Corporation gained 5 cents to close at 91 cents with an exchange of 3,661 stock units, Indies Pharma rose 1 cent to $2.68, trading 31,100 shares. ISP Finance dropped $7.50 to settle at $18.45 with a mere 2 stock units changing hands, Jamaican Teas fell 13 cents to finish at $4.87 with investors switching ownership of 265,418 stock units, Jetcon Corporation lost 11 cents to close at 78 cents with 800 stocks passing through the market. Knutsford Express shed 59 cents to end at $5.71 with an exchange of 11,623 stock units, Lasco Distributors declined by 9 cents to settle at $3.01 with 54,695 units changing hands, Lasco Financial slipped 2 cents to $2.05 with investors trading 180,442 units. Lasco Manufacturing advanced 3 cents to finish at $3.45 with 6,027 stocks passing through the market, Limners and Bards dropped 17 cents to close at $2.50 with an exchange of 29,545 stock units, Lumber Depot lost 5 cents trading 256,149 shares at $1.03. Main Event shed 74 cents to settle at $3 with 95,310 stocks changing hands, Medical Disposables climbed  25 cents to finish at $4.55 with investors switching ownership of 25,210 units, Stationery and Office Supplies shed 70 cents to close at $4.85 with 18,193 units passing through the market and Tropical Battery gained 6 cents to end at $1.20 with 696,728 stock units crossing the exchange.

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

Junior Market slips on Tuesday

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The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Tuesday, with the market declining moderately after the prices of more stocks fell than those rising after 173 percent more shares traded than on Friday.
Trading ended with 36 securities changing hands compared to 30 on Friday and closed with the prices of 10 stocks rising, 16 declining and 10 remaining unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index dropped 10.79 points to settle at 2,500.71. The average PE Ratio ended at 11.3 based on the ICInsider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Trading closed with an exchange of 6,241,322 shares for  $10,328,488 compared to 2,285,445 units at $6,026,625 on Friday. Tropical Battery traded 63.2 percent of total volume, with 3.94 million shares, followed by Lasco Distributors with 7.1 percent and 441,987 units and Mailpac Group ended with 6.8 percent or 422,033 units.
Trading ended with an average of 173,370 units at $286,902 in contrast to 76,182 at $200,888 on Friday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 297,285 units at $634,685 compared to 308,724 units at $666,788 on Friday. Trading in September resulted in an average of  119,171 units at $249,355.
At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows five stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of trading, AMG Packaging lost 21 cents to end at $1.65, in exchanging 5,000 shares, Blue Power closed 4 cents lower at $3.40 trading 38 units Caribbean Assurance Brokers slid 10 cents to at $1.80, with 150 shares passing through the market. Caribbean Cream lost 5 cents to $5.10, in an exchange of 32,621 shares, Caribbean Flavours gained 4 cents to close at $1.74, with 339,826 shares changing hands, Caribbean Producers finished with a loss of 2 cents at $2.34, after trading 4,612 stock units. Derrimon Trading lost 11 cents in closing at $2.64, in an exchange of  32,573 shares, Express Catering ended 5 cents lower at $3.85 after a transfer of 2,305 units, General Accident closed at $6.50, after losing 19 cents trading 2,790 units. GWest Corporation gained 11 cents to settle at 86 cents, with an exchange of 1,000 units, Honey Bun lost 4 cents in closing at $4.85  trading 59,977 shares, iCreate lost 2 cents to settle at 70 cents, with 2,713 units crossing the market. Indies Pharma gained 1 cent to settle at $2.67 and finishing with a transfer of 24,600 shares, Iron Rock Insurance shed 37 cents to end at $2.51, in an exchange of 50,000 shares, Jamaican Teas picked up 14 cents to end at $5, in transferring 49,971 shares. Jetcon Corporation rose 9 cents to settle at 89 cents, clearing the market with 35,416 shares, Knutsford Express dipped 45 cents to $6.30, trading 10,004 stock units, Lasco Distributors shed 5 cents to close at $3.10 after crossing the market, with 441,987 shares. Lasco Financial lost 1 cent in closing at $2.07, with 36,683 stock units passing through the market, Lasco Manufacturing slipped 3 cents to $3.42, with 10,900 stock units crossing the exchange, Lumber Depot gained 3 cents in ending at $1.08 and exchanging 370,772 shares. Mailpac Group rose 1 cent to close at $1.99, with a transfer of 422,033 stocks, Main Event rose 49 cents to $3.74 in an exchange of 600 units, Medical Disposables gained 79 cents in closing at $4.30, with 20,154 stock units changing hands. Tropical Battery lost 3 cents to finish at  $1.14, in trading 3,944,991 shares and tTech rose 90 cents to settle at $6.40 after exchanging 1,000 units.

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

Junior Market rises on Friday

Caribbean Cream, fresh from reporting a more than doubling of earnings for the half-year, gave the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange some lift on Friday, with the stocks rising nine percent to help lift the >market Index by 19.79 points to settle at 2,511.50.
Similar to Thursday, trading ended with 30 securities changing hands and concluded with the prices of 12 stocks rising, the prices of 12 declining and six with prices remaining unchanged.
The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 11.2 based on the ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 2,285,445 shares for  $6,026,625 compared to 2,441,975 units at $5,915,805 on Thursday.
Caribbean Flavours led trading with 23.4 percent of total volume with an exchange of 534,770 shares, followed by Caribbean Cream with 19.7 percent of the day’s trade or 450,118 units and Tropical Battery with 379,495 units for 16.6 percent market share.
Trading ended with an average of 76,182 units at $200,888 in contrast to 81,399 at $197,193 on Thursday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 308,724 units at $666,787, in comparison to 328,102 units at $705,612 on Thursday. Trading in September resulted in an average of 119,171 units at $249,355.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows six stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers after one stock ended at a 52 weeks’ low.
At the close of the market, Blue Power lost 2 cents to settle at $3.44 with investors switching 1,150 stock units, Caribbean Cream gained 44 cents and traded 450,118 units to end at $5.15, following the release of half-year results with profit doubling in the period with a 220 percent increase for the second quarter. Caribbean Flavours declined 6 cents to finish at $1.70, with 534,770 stock units passing through the market. Caribbean Producers advanced 16 cents to close at $2.36 with an exchange of 1,575 shares, Derrimon Trading rose 10 cents to end at $2.75 with 838 shares changing hands, Everything Fresh slipped 1 cent to 67 cents with investors transferring 8,332 stock units. Fontana rose 34 cents to finish at $4.99 with 61,670 units traded, Fosrich dropped 19 cents to settle at $3.20 with 10,568 units passing through the market, GWest Corporation rose 4 cents to close at 75 cents with an exchange of 77,447 shares. Indies Pharma fell 23 cents to end at $2.66 with 16,033 shares changing hands, ISP Finance jumped $5.95 to finish at $25.95 with investors switching ownership of 8,022 shares, Jamaican Teas lost 13 cents to settle at $4.86 with 123,392 stock units traded. Jetcon Corporation lost 7 cents to close at 80 cents with 92,849 shares passing through the market, Knutsford Express fell 10 cents to end at $6.75 with an exchange of 1,780 stocks, following the release of results showing a loss in the first quarter, Lasco Distributors slipped 2 cents to $3.15 with 632 units changing hands. Lasco Financial increased 3 cents to $2.08 with investors transferring 258 stock units, Lasco Manufacturing declined by 13 cents to settle at $3.45 with 2,000 stocks passing through the market, Limners and Bards advanced 7 cents to close at $2.67 with an exchange of 35,992 units. Mailpac Group advanced 3 cents, trading 351,137 units to end at $1.98, Main Event dropped 15 cents to finish at $3.25 with 710 stocks changing hands, Medical Disposables shed $1.23 to settle at $3.51 with investors switching ownership of 13,330 units. Stationery and Office Supplies climbed 68 cents to close at $5.55 with 14,100 stock units traded and Tropical Battery rose 1 cent to finish at $1.17 with 379,495 shares crossing the exchange.
In the preference segment, CAC 2000, 9.5% gained 4 cents to end at 99 cents with 2,315 units changing hands.

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

Junior Market slips a bit on Thursday

Trading remained fairly steady on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Thursday, with Market Index slipping a mere 2.01 points to 2,491.71 despite stocks than rising stocks outdid falling ones three to one after 46 percent fewer shares traded than on Wednesday.
Trading ended with 30 securities changing hands versus 32 on Wednesday and ended with the prices of 18 stocks rising, the prices of seven declining and five with prices remaining unchanged.
At the close, the average PE Ratio of the market ended at 10.7 based on the IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 2,441,975 shares for $5,915,805 compared to 4,500,883 units at $9,523,058 on Wednesday. Caribbean Flavour led trading with 36 percent of total volume for an exchange of 879,378 shares, followed by Tropical Battery with 15.4 percent of the day’s trade or 375,005 units and Jamaican Teas with 318,487 units for 13 percent market share.
Trading ended with an average of 81,399 units at $197,193 in contrast to 140,653 at $297,596 on Wednesday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 328,102 units at $705,612, in comparison to  350,530 units at $751,832 on Wednesday. Trading in September resulted in an average of 119,171 units at $249,355.
At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market was negative for Friday’s trading, with five stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and nine with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging lost 14 cents to settle at $1.86 after exchanging 11,664 shares, Blue Power climbed 40 cents to end at $3.46 with investors transferring 100 units, Caribbean Cream rose 1 cent to finish at $4.71 with 32,500 stocks passing through the market Caribbean Flavours shed 53 cents to close at $1.76 with the trading 879,378 stocks, Caribbean Producers gained 4 cents to settle at $2.20 with 100,000 shares changing hands, Derrimon Trading advanced 9 cents to end at $2.65 with an exchange of,5,000 stock units. Elite Diagnostic fell 9 cents to finish at $3.05 with investors switching ownership of 2,050 shares, Express Catering jumped 35 cents to $3.90 with 120 units passing through the market,  Fontana dropped 30 cents to settle at $4.65 with 164,450 stock units traded. Fosrich advanced 19 cents to end at $3.39 with 300 stock units changing hands, Honey Bun rose 8 cents to finish at $4.89 with investors transferring 7,907 units, iCreate gained 6 cents to close at 72 cents with 42,657 shares passing through the market. Jamaican Teas rose 8 cents, with an exchange of 318,487 shares to settle at $4.99 Jetcon Corporation ended 2 cents higher at 87 cents with 20,005 stock units changing hands, KLE Group advanced 6 cents to finish at $1.42 with 1,250 stocks traded. Knutsford Express jumped $1.05 to close at $6.85 with investors switching ownership of 11,579 units, Lasco Financial lost 4 cents to settle at $2.05 with 7,944 shares passing through the market, Lasco Manufacturing increased 22 cents to end at $3.58 with an exchange of 32,849 shares. Limners and Bards fell 9 cents to finish at $2.60 with 85,853 units changing hands, Lumber Depot rose 1 cent, trading 108,529 stocks to close at $1.05, Mailpac Group finished 1 cent higher at $1.95 with investors transferring 58,758 stock units. Main Event advanced 14 cents to settle at $3.40 with an exchange of 17,963 units, Medical Disposables climbed 44 cents to end at $4.74 with 23,588 stock units passing through the market and tTech jumped 50 cents to $5.50 with 1,000 stock units crossing the exchange.

In the preference segment, CAC 2000 slipped 4 cents to close at 95 cents, with 7,737 stocks changing hands.

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

Junior Market carves out another gain

More stocks fell on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Wednesday, leading to a modest rise in the market index by 2.56 points to settle at 2,493.72 as 16 percent fewer shares changed hands than on Tuesday.
Trading ended with 32 securities changing hands compared to 31 on Tuesday, with the prices of nine stocks rising, 15  declining and eight remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 11 based on the IC Insider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 4,500,883 shares for $9,523,444 compared to 5,362,727 units at $15,577,070 on Tuesday. Tropical Battery led trading with 34.5 percent of total volume, with 1.55 million shares, followed by Caribbean Flavours and Fragrances with 27.5 percent after 1.23 million units changed hands and Lumber Depot with 11.5 percent for 517,587 shares.
Trading ended with an average of 140,653 units at $297,608 in contrast to 172,991 at $502,486 on Tuesday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 350,530 units at $751,833, in comparison to 373,067 units at $800,609 on Tuesday. Trading in September resulted in an average of 119,171 units at $249,355.
At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows four stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial gained 1 cent in closing at $19.06, with investors trading 300 shares, Blue Power shed 34 cents to end at $3.06, in exchanging 500 units, Caribbean Assurance Brokers lost 5 cents to settle at $1.90, with 300 units changing hands. Caribbean Cream closed at $4.70, after losing 3 cents trading 21,300 stock units, Caribbean Flavours and Fragrances shed 64 cents to finish at $2.29, with 1,233,200 shares crossing the exchange, Caribbean Producers lost 5 cents to end at $2.16 trading 14,912 stock units. Consolidated Bakeries closed at $1.21, with a loss of 27 cents after an exchange of 8,771 units, Derrimon Trading slipped 14 cents to end at $2.56, with investors swapping 413,077 shares, Everything Fresh lost 3 cents to settle at 68 cents, trading 3,192 units. Express Catering slid 43 cents to end at $3.55, with 62,680 shares passing through the market, Fontana lost 4 cents to close at $4.95, after clearing the market with 21,758 stock units, General Accident gained 29 cents to finish at $6.69, in exchanging 22,400 stock units. Honey Bun lost 8 cents in ending at $4.81, with a transfer of 1,977 units, Indies Pharma gained 19 cents to close at $2.89, crossing the market with 155,294 shares, Jamaican Teas lost 9 cents to settle at $4.91  trading 262,197 stocks. Knutsford Express shed 69 cents to finish at $5.80 after the transfer of 500 units,  Lasco Distributors gained 4 cents to end at $3.17 and clearing the market with 2,450  units, Lasco Financial added 4 cents to close at $2.09, with an exchange of 2,210 units. Limners and Bards ended 9 cents higher at $2.69, after trading 33,000 shares, Lumber Depot closed at $1.04, with gains of 4 cents and 517,587 shares changing hands, Mailpac Group lost 1 cent in closing at $1.94, with investors swapping 86,270 shares. Main Event picked up 1 cent in closing at $3.26, in transferring 2,446 units, Medical Disposables shed 25 cents to close at $4.30 trading 6,129 units and Tropical Battery gained 6 cents in closing at $1.16, with trades of 1,549,487 shares.

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

Junior Market picks up on Tuesday

Caribbean Flavours, fresh from the ten to one stock split on Monday led trading on Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Tuesday as the price hit a new record high of $3 during the day, before settling slightly lower at the close.

Caribbean Flavours a Derrimon’s subsidiary

Trading ended with 31 securities changing hands compared to 33 on Monday and concluded with the prices of 11 stocks rising, 13 stocks declining and seven, with prices remaining unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index carved out a gain of 14.36 points to settle at 2,491.16. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 10.4 based on the IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with investors expended $15,577,070  in chasing after  5,362,727 shares on Tuesday, 100 percent more than Monday’s 2,681,105 units at $8,677,248.
Caribbean Flavours led trading with 25.4 percent of total volume with an exchange of 1.36 million shares, followed by Mailpac Group with 24.3 percent of the day’s trade or 1.31 million units and  Fontana with 958,938 units for 17.9 percent market share.
Trading ended with an average of 172,991 units at $502,486 in contrast to 81,246 at $262,947 on
Monday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 373,067 units at $800,609, in comparison to 396,297 units at  $835,223 on Monday. Trading in September resulted in an average of 119,171 units at $249,355.
At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows five stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial shed $3.03 to end at $19.05 with investors switching ownership of 51,357 stock shares, AMG Packaging gained 14 cents to finish at $2 with an exchange of 54,082 units, Blue Power dropped 15 cents to settle at $3.40, with 5,692 shares passing through the market. Caribbean Cream gained 8 cents to close at $4.73 with 20,000 stocks changing hands, Caribbean Flavours advanced 55 cents and traded 1,362,694 units to end at a record close of $2.93, Caribbean Producers lost 9 cents to settle at $2.21 with investors transferring 9,987 stocks. Consolidated Bakeries finished 1 cent higher at $1.48 with 117 stock units changing hands, Elite Diagnostic increased by 4 cents to close at $3.14 with 1,639 stocks passing through the market, Fontana rose 4 cents and exchanged 958,938 stock units to end at $4.99. Fosrich fell 24 cents to settle at $3.20 with investors switching ownership of 3,054 stock units, General Accident dropped 29 cents to finish at $6.40 with 5,490 shares traded, GWest Corporation shed 3 cents to close at 71 cents with 12,297 stock units passing through the market. Honey Bun slipped 1 cent to $4.89 with 5,370 stocks changing hands, Indies Pharma lost 5 cents to end at $2.70 with 68,155 units traded,  ISP Finance jumped $4.90 to $20 with an exchange of 1,000 units. Jetcon Corporation gained 6 cents to settle at 85 cents with investors switching ownership of 20,000 shares, Knutsford Express shed 39 cents to close at $6.49 with 430 stocks passing through the market, Lasco Distributors advanced 5 cents to end at $3.13 with 267,231 units changing hands. Lasco Financial fell 5 cents to settle at $2.05, with an exchange of 72,340 shares, Limners and Bards declined by 5 cents to finish at $2.60 with investors transferring 200,615 shares, Lumber Depot lost 8 cents to close at $1 with 92,152 stock units passing through the market. Mailpac Group rose 1 cent and traded 1,305,104 stock units to end at $1.95, Main Event dropped 49 cents to settle at $3.25 with 5,044 stock units changing hands and Stationery and Office Supplies gained 2 cents to finish at $4.87 with 8,911 shares crossing the exchange.

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

Junior Market pulls back on Monday

The Junior Market suffered a second day of decline with the Index falling 25.69 points to settle at 2,476.80, after an exchange of 75 percent fewer shares than on Friday with the value of trading falling by 77 percent after Caribbean Flavours started trading after the ten to one stock split.

Caribbean Flavours a Derrimon’s subsidiary

Trading ended with 33 securities changing hands than 35 on Friday and closed with 10 stocks rising, 15 declining and 8 with prices remaining unchanged. At the close, the average PE Ratio of the market ended at 11.1 based on the IC Insider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 2,681,105 shares for $8,677,248 compared to 10,543,614 units at $37,132,664 on Friday. Tropical Battery led trading with 29.6 percent of total volume with 793,822 shares, followed by Elite Diagnostic with 18.7 percent or 500,110 units and MailPac Group at 10 percent market share with 267,482 units.
Trading ended with an average of 81,246 units at $262,947 in contrast to 301,246 units at $1,060,933 on Friday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 396,297 units at $835,223 compared to 440,727 units at $915,928 on Friday. Trading in September resulted in an average of 119,171 units at $249,355.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows three stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging added 6 cents to finish at $1.86, with a transfer of 100 units, Blue Power rose 35 cents to $3.55 in trading 17,596 stock units, Caribbean Assurance Brokers lost 4 cents to settle at $1.95, with 750 units passing through the market. Caribbean Flavours gained 42 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $2.38, with investors transferring 90,527 stocks, after the ten to one stock split took effect, Elite Diagnostic lost 5 cents to finish at $3.10, in exchanging 500,110 shares, Express Catering gained 38 cents to close at $3.98 with 6,500 units passing through the market. Fontana ended 5 cents lower at $4.95 in trading 98,829 shares, Fosrich lost 10 cents to finish at $3.44, with a transfer of 1,001 units, GWest Corporation lost 6 cents to settle at 74 cents, with an exchange of 10,052 stock units. Honey Bun gained 1 cent to close at $4.90 with 16,065 stock units changing hands, iCreate slipped 6 cents to 66 cents with 3,000 units passing through the market, Indies Pharma ended at $2.75, after losing 14 cents trading 7,350 units. Jamaican Teas gained 1 cent, with an exchange of 194,095 shares to finish at $5, Lasco Distributors closed 5 cents lower at $3.08, with 325 units changing hands, Lasco Financial gained 5 cents to close at $2.10, after a transfer of 16,712 stock units. Lasco Manufacturing slid 14 cents to end at $3.36, in trading 84,408 shares, Limners and Bards lost 2 cents to end at $2.65 after exchanging 204,682 shares, Mailpac lost 1 cent to close at $1.94 with 267,482 stock units changing hands, Main Event rose 49 cents to $3.74, with 2,266 units passing through the market. Medical Disposables gained 5 cents to close at $4.55, in exchanging 5,000 units, SSL Venture Capital lost 10 cents trading 2,382 units to close at 50 cents, Stationery and Office Supplies slid 75 cents to $4.85, with investors switching ownership of 2,000 units. Tropical Battery added 1 cent in trading 793,822 shares to settle at $1.10 and tTech dropped $1.40 to end at $5, with 1,600 units crossing the exchange.

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

Junior Market slips into the weekend

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Friday, with the market declining despite more stocks rising than falling as investors traded 73 percent more shares than on Thursday.
Trading ended with 35 securities changing hands compared to 33 on Thursday and ended with 13 stocks rising, the prices of 10 declining and 12 with prices remaining unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index slipped just 1.78 points to settle at 2,502.49. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 11 based on the IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 10,543,614 shares for $37,132,664 compared to 6,110,406 units at $14,758,537 on Thursday.
AMG Packaging led trading with 38.2 percent of total volume with 4.03 million shares, followed by Jamaican Teas with 23.2 percent of the day’s trade after an exchange of 2.45 million units and Tropical Battery at 8.3 percent market share with 876,254 units.
Trading ended with an average of 301,246 units at $1,060,933 in contrast to 185,164 at $447,228 on Thursday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 440,727 units at $915,928 compared to 465,259 units at $890,425 on Thursday. Trading in September resulted in an average of 119,171 units at $249,355.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows three stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial fell 1 cent to end at $22.08 with an exchange of 7,117 shares, AMG Packaging advanced 24 cents after trading 4,030,630 shares to finish at $1.80, Caribbean Assurance Brokers increased by 14 cents to settle at $1.99 with 47,500 stock units passing through the market. Caribbean Cream dropped 7 cents to close at $4.65 with 8,000 shares changing hands, Caribbean Flavours jumped $1.20 to end at $19.65 with investors transferring 525,479 stocks, ahead of the ten to one stock split on Tuesday. Elite Diagnostic gained 5 cents to finish at $3.15 with an exchange of 242 shares, Express Catering lost 15 cents to settle at $3.60 with 8,001 units passing through the market, Fontana closed 1 cent higher at $5 with 76,888 stocks traded, Fosrich lost 15 cents to end at $3.54 with 5,384 shares changing hands. General Accident advanced 19 cents to finish at $6.69 with investors transferring 9,621 stocks, GWest Corporation shed 18 cents to settle at 80 cents, with an exchange of 605,311 shares, Honey Bun rose 9 cents to close at $4.89 with 5,497 units traded. iCreate slipped 1 cent to 72 cents with 38,675 units passing through the market, Indies Pharma gained 14 cents to end at $2.89 with 762,551 shares changing hands, Jamaican Teas fell by 26 cents, with an exchange of 2,445,271 shares to finish at $4.99. Knutsford Express increased 38 cents to $6.88 with investors switching ownership of 488,661 stocks, Lasco Distributors advanced 11 cents to settle at $3.13 with 132,100 stocks changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing added 1 cent to end at $3.50 after trading 3,137 shares. Mailpac Group slipped 2 cents to $1.95 with 192,409 units passing through the market, Main Event shed 50 cents to finish at $3.25 with 4,035 units changing hands, Medical Disposables dropped 5 cents to close at $4.50 with an exchange 2,000 units. Tropical Battery gained 1 cent in trading 876,254 shares to settle at $1.09 and tTech jumped 65 cents to end at $6.40 with 865 shares crossing the exchange.

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