Down day for Junior Market

Trading closed on Monday with the market volume retreating 38 percent from Friday’s trades, while the value fell 32 percent on a day when declining stocks outnumbered rising ones almost two to one and pressured the market index into a sizeable fall at the close of the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange.
The Junior Market Index dropped 40.82 points to settle at 3,017.44. The PE Ratio based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings averages 11.2.
Trading ended with 33 securities changing hands, down from 37 on Friday and closed with the prices of eight rising, 15 declining and 10 remaining unchanged.
The market closed with an exchange of 6,424,212 shares for $21,113,857, down from 10,384,599 units at $30,949,770 on Friday. Derrimon Trading led trading with 38.4 percent of total volume for 2.46 million shares, followed by Mailpac Group with 14.9 percent for 958,702 units and Jamaican Teas with 11.5 percent for 739,090 units.
Trading averaged 194,673 units at $639,814, in contrast to 280,665 at $836,480 on Friday. Trading month to date averages 210,513 units at $691,011, consistent with 213,535 units at $700,777 on Friday. Trading in March resulted in an average of 252,633 units at $733,196.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows four stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, AMG Packaging lost 10 cents ending at $1.80 with the swapping of 4,875 shares, Caribbean Cream fell 96 cents to $5.40 in trading 11,152 stocks, Caribbean Flavours slipped 12 cents to $2.16 with 3,846 units changing hands. Consolidated Bakeries finished 5 cents lower at $1.33 with an exchange of 38,000 shares, Express Catering shed 23 cents to $4.55 in transferring 100 units. Fontana lost 5 cents to close at $5.70 trading 272,941 shares, Indies Pharma declined 5 cents to $4.40 with the swapping of 323,617 stocks. ISP Finance gained 20 cents to settle at $24 in switching ownership of 100 stock units, Jamaican Teas picked up 10 cents to close at $3.29 after an exchange of 739,090 shares, Lasco Distributors shed 16 cents to $3.83 with a transfer of 138,496 stock units, Lasco Manufacturing fell 5 cents to $4.54 in trading 11,549 units. Limners and Bards advanced 5 cents to close at $2.80 after exchanging 136,131 stock units, Lumber Depot gained 9 cents to finish at $2.40 with investors switching ownership of 283,488 stocks, SSL Venture rose 8 cents to 63 cents in trading 44,276 shares. Stationery and Office Supplies declined 10 cents to $5.40, with 20,100 units crossing the market and tTech advanced 20 cents to $4.60 with 100 shares clearing the market.
In the preference segment, CAC 2000 9.5% preference share gained 12 cents in closing at $1.50 in switching ownership of 32,327 stock units.

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

Juniors hit new 14 months high on Friday

Trading closed on Friday, with the market rising to sit just 8 points away from the February 2020 high of 3,066.67 on the first trading day in the month after the Junior Market gained 18.23 points to close at 3,058.26. The market opened 3,017.24 points and gradually wind its way upwards to a peak of 3,062.24 points for the day with just eight minutes of trading left before the close.
Trading ended with 37 securities changing hands compared to 33 on Thursday and ended with 17 rising, nine declining and 11, closed unchanged. The PE Ratio averages 12.3 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
Overall 10,384,599 shares traded at $30,949,770 versus 9,469,995 units at $31,077,238 on Thursday.
Derrimon Trading led trading with 4.47 million shares for 43 percent of total volume followed by Jamaican Teas with 1.89 million units for 18.2 percent and Lumber Depot with 1.18 million units for 11.4 percent market share.
Trading averaged 280,665 units at $836,480 in contrast to 286,970 at $941,734 on Thursday. Trading month to date averages 213,535 units at $700,777, up from 195,271 units at $663,857 on Thursday. Trading in March resulted in an average of 252,633 units at $733,196 trading.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows three stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, AMG Packaging advanced 20 cents to $1.90, with 500 stocks changing hands, CAC 2000 lost 25 cents to close at $9.65 in trading 320,549 units. Caribbean Assurance Brokers increased 8 cents to $2.18 after exchanging 3,750 stock units, Caribbean Flavours climbed 8 cents to $2.28 in switching ownership of 50,101 stock units. Consolidated Bakeries dropped 37 cents to $1.38 after exchanging 800 units, Fosrich rose 30 cents to $5.50 with the swapping of 100,350 stock units. General Accident fell 5 cents to $5.78 with 68,658 shares crossing the market, Indies Pharma climbed 5 cents to $4.45, with 185,769 units changing hands. Iron Rock Insurance lost 72 cents to end at $2.88, with an exchange of 1,000 stock units, Jamaican Teas rose 7 cents to $3.19, with 1,885,952 stock units changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing rose 25 cents to $4.59 in an exchange of 89,882 stocks. Limners and Bards gained 4 cents in closing at $2.75 and 103,398 units switching owners, Lumber Depot rose 6 cents to $2.31, trading 1,180,726 stock units. SSL Venture declined 6 cents to close at 55 cents with 331 stock units changing hands and Stationery and Office Supplies declined 7 cents to close at $5.50 after an exchange of 20,000 units.
In the preference segment, CAC 2000 9.5% preference share increased 18 cents to close at $1.38 in trading 6,335 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

One year Junior Market recovery grows

The Junior Market continues its recent commanding run with a rise of 27.15 points in the market index on Thursday to close at 3,040.03, just below the close of 3,066.67 on February 3, last year, as the market seems to be breaking away from resistance at the 3,000 points level, with technical indicators pointing to more gains ahead.

The Junior Market recovering strongly with a 15% increase in 2021 and 50% since the 2020 low.

Trading ended with 33 securities changing hands from 36 on Wednesday, with prices of 14 rising, nine declining and 10 remaining unchanged.
The average PE Ratio ended at 12.3 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
The number and value of stocks trading, jumped by 65 and 62 percent, respectively as 9,469,995 shares changed hands for $31,077,238, up from 5,748,389 units at $19,205,192 on Wednesday.
Jamaican Teas led trading with 44.7 percent after an exchange of 4.23 million shares, followed by Mailpac Group 25.2 percent, with 2.38 million units and Indies Pharma, 11.8 percent with an exchange of 1.12 million units.
Trading averaged 286,970 units at $941,734 compared to 159,677 at $533,478 on Wednesday. Trading month to date averages 195,271 units at $663,857 from 165,892 units at $574,829 on Wednesday. March closed with an average of 252,633 units at $733,196.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close, Access Financial climbed 34 cents to finish at $22.50 with an exchange of 445 shares, Blue Power fell 16 cents to $3.58 as 500 stock units changed hands, Caribbean Assurance Brokers rose 10 cents to $2.10 with 3,500 stocks traded. Caribbean Cream jumped 79 cents to a 52 weeks’ high of $6.34 with a transfer of 2,411 shares, Caribbean Producers advanced 24 cents to $3.74 with 17,850 stocks passing through the market, Consolidated Bakeries gained 21 cents to settle at $1.75 with an exchange of 6,800 units. Dolphin Cove slipped 10 cents to $7.80 with 415 stock units changing hands, Everything Fresh lost 5 cents to end at 94 cents with 15,435 shares traded, Fosrich finished 5 cents lower at $5.20 with a transfer of 31,480 units. General Accident rose 8 cents to $5.83 with investors switching ownership of 5,239 units, Honey Bun increased by 5 cents to $5.09 with 10,383 units changing hands, Indies Pharma jumped 41 cents to $4.40 with a notable 1,121,424 shares trading. Iron Rock Insurance gained 5 cents to close at $3.60 with 3,080 stocks traded, Jamaican Teas fell 7 cents to $3.12 with a transfer of 4,230,341 stock units, following 2.3 million that traded on Wednesday, Lasco Distributors rose 11 cents to $4 with investors switching ownership of 6,450 shares. Lasco Manufacturing improved by 8 cents to $4.34 with 11,405 units changing hands, Medical Disposables dropped 19 cents to $4.50 with 4,372 stocks traded and Stationery and Office Supplies gained 9 cents to close at $5.57 with 7,906 shares crossing the exchange.

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

Junior Market rises 14% year to date

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Trading started out with a promise for a meaningful rise on Wednesday, with the market climbing to 3,040.03 points within less than an hour of the market opening. In the end, the market index drifted back to close marginally higher at the conclusion of market activity on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange.
Investors traded 36 securities, down from 38 on Tuesday, resulting in the prices of 13 rising, 15 declining and eight remaining unchanged.
The Junior Market Index added a mere 1.43 points to finish at 3,012.88 and recorded a 14 percent rise for the year to date. The average PE Ratio ended at 12.2 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
Trading accounted for 5,748,389 shares at $19,205,192 compared to 5,875,378 units at $21,108,083 on Tuesday. Jamaican Teas led trading with 40 percent of total volume for 2.3 million shares, followed by Fontana with 12.8 percent for 735,864 units and Lasco Manufacturing with 10 percent market share for 574,001 units.
Trading averaged 159,677 units at $533,478, in line with 154,615 at $555,476 on Tuesday. The month to date averages 165,892 units at $574,829, compared to 169,232 units at $597,047 on Tuesday. March closed with an average of 252,633 units at $733,196.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows six stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial climbed $3.08 to $22.16 after clearing the market with 50 shares, AMG Packaging lost 30 cents to close at $1.70, with 28,000 stocks crossing the exchange, Blue Power rose 16 cents to $3.74 with 142 shares changing hands. Cargo Handlers advanced $1.20 to $8.70 in switching ownership of 45 stock units, Caribbean Cream gained 15 cents to end at $5.55 after clearing the market of 78,741 units, Caribbean Flavours picked up 8 cents in closing at $2.20 in an exchange of 7,711 stocks. Caribbean Producers lost 26 cents to end at $3.50 in trading 140,115 units, Consolidated Bakeries gained 20 cents to settle at $1.54 with an exchange of 204,519 shares, Dolphin Cove lost 13 cents to end at $7.90 trading 550 stock units, Everything Fresh closed 5 cents higher at 99 cents with 15,500 units crossing the market. Express Catering finished 12 cents lower at $4.78 after an exchange of 27,186 shares, Fontana shed 13 cents to close at $5.75 in transferring 735,864 units, Iron Rock Insurance lost 5 cents to end at $3.55 trading 2,311 stock units, Jetcon Corporation fell 5 cents to 71 cents with the swapping of 151,000 units. Lasco Manufacturing shed 22 cents to settle at $4.26 with 574,001 stock units changing hands. Mailpac Group rose 9 cents to $3.54 after 381,236 units crossed the market and tTech declined 19 cents to $4.41 with the swapping of 25,457 shares.
In the preference segment, CAC 2000 9.5% preference share gained 5 cents in closing at $1.20 in exchanging 7,932 units.

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

 

Juniors recapture 3,000 mark in 14 months

The 3,000 points threshold of the Junior Market was finally captured at the end of trading on Tuesday after several attempts over the past two weeks in which the market traded above that level on a number of occasions but failed to hold on at the close of those days.
The Junior Market Index rose 14.96 points to close at 3,011.45, the highest close since February 4 last year. Trading opened with the market index clocking 3,040.95 points and moved 3,046.56 points at 9.37 am, but back off thereafter to close at the lower level. The average PE Ratio ended at 12.1 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
Investors traded 38 securities up from 29 on Thursday, resulting in the prices of 11 rising, 17 declining and 10 remaining unchanged.
The market closed with an exchange of 5,875,378 shares for $21,108,083 compared to 5,463,147 units at $18,894,077 on Thursday. Lasco Distributors led trading with 53.3 percent of total volume after 3.13 million shares traded, followed by Mailpac Group with 8.6 percent for 505,601 units and Derrimon Trading 7.2 percent for 421,165 units.
Trading averaged 154,615 units at $555,476, in contrast to 188,384 at $651,520 on Thursday. The month to date average resulted from an exchange of 169,232 units at $597,047, compared to March with an average of 252,633 units at $733,196.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows six stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial dropped $3.82 to $19.08, trading 2,310 shares, AMG Packaging declined 8 cents to $2 after 22,535 stocks crossed the exchange, Cargo Handlers shed $1.21 in closing at $7.50, trading 1,569 units. Caribbean Assurance Brokers gained 10 cents to end at $2 with 60,544 stocks changing hands, Caribbean Cream rose 35 cents to $5.40, with 91,098 units clearing the market, Caribbean Flavours lost 15 cents to close at $2.12 with the swapping of 86,749 stocks. Consolidated Bakeries shed 18 cents to $1.34 in 3,225 units switching ownership, Dolphin Cove ended 7 cents lower at $8.03 in an exchange of 3,892 stocks. Elite Diagnostic gained 20 cents in closing at $3.20 trading 85,635 stock units, Everything Fresh slipped 12 cents to 94 cents in an exchange of 56,672 shares, Express Catering jumped 80 cents to $4.90 after a transfer of 11,004 stocks. Fontana lost 10 cents to close at $5.88 with the swapping of 221,121 shares, Fosrich ended 15 cents higher at $5.25 after 21,148 stock units crossed the exchange, General Accident fell 9 cents to $5.75 with the swapping of 3,100 stock units. Honey Bun declined 5 cents to $5.04 after an exchange of 5,821 stocks, Indies Pharma rose 30 cents to $4, with 40,589 shares crossing the exchange, Knutsford Express advanced 83 cents to $6.34 in exchanging 250 units, Lasco Distributors shed 20 cents to close at $3.89 in trading 3,130,924 stocks. Lasco Financial gained 20 cents to end at $3.10 in an exchange of 245,470 stock units. Lasco Manufacturing lost 7 cents in closing at $4.48 with a transfer of 36,143 units, Mailpac Group fell 16 cents to $3.45, with 505,601 stocks crossing the market. Medical Disposables gained 49 cents in closing at $4.69 in trading 1,519 shares, SSL Venture gained 5 cents to end at 60 cents in switching ownership of 3,426 stock units and Stationery and Office Supplies climbed 72 cents to $5.50 with the swapping of 384 units.

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

Q2 starts positively for junior stocks

Trading closed on Thursday with the market climbing over the 3,000-point mark but failing for a second week to close above it on a day when more stocks rose than declined after a 62 percent decline in the volume of shares traded valued 49 percent less than on Wednesday on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange.
Trading ended with 29 active securities, down from 30 on Wednesday, resulting in prices of 13 rising, seven declining and nine remaining unchanged. At the close, the Junior Market Index advanced 13.54 points to settle at 2,996.49.
The average PE Ratio ended at 17.2 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 5,463,147 shares for $18,894,077 compared to 14,376,733 units at $36,855,263 on Wednesday. Mailpac Group dominated trading with 61.5 percent of total volume for 3.36 million shares followed by Fontana with 8.2 percent for 446,882 units and Jamaican Teas with 7.6 percent market share for 417,542 units.
Trading averaged 188,384 units at $651,520, in contrast to 479,224 at $1,228,509 on Wednesday. March closed with an average of 252,633 units at $733,196.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows five stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Blue Power shed 17 cents in closing at $3.58 and exchanging 10,300 shares, Caribbean Assurance Brokers slipped 10 cents to $1.90 with the swapping of 23,000 shares, Caribbean Flavours picked up 5 cents to finish at $2.27 in an exchange of 846 stocks. Caribbean Producers rose 26 cents to close at $3.76 after trading 117,213 units, Derrimon Trading gained 8 cents to settle at $2.59 trading 129,739 stocks, Everything Fresh rose 13 cents to $1.06 in switching ownership of 7,964 shares. Express Catering gained 30 cents to close at $4.10, with 4,895 stock units clearing the market, Fontana added 11 cents to finish at $5.98 with 446,882 units changing hands, Indies Pharma lost 30 cents to end at $3.70 with the swapping of 311,653 stock units. Lasco Manufacturing picked up 5 cents in closing at $4.55 in switching ownership of 54,184 shares, Mailpac Group rose 12 cents to $3.61 in trading 3,361,219 stock units, Medical Disposables gained 5 cents in closing at $4.20 after 4,000 shares changed hands. Paramount Trading ended 11 cents higher at $1.41 trading 19,000 stock units, SSL Venture closed 5 cents lower at 55 cents in switching ownership of 3,012 units, Stationery and Office Supplies fell 72 cents to $4.78 with the transfer of 5,000 stocks. Tropical Battery increased 4 cents to end at $1.15 with an exchange of 212,881 stock units and tTech shed 21 cents to end at $4.60 in trading 1,000 stock units.

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

Strong Q1 gains for Junior Market

Junior Market stocks closed the first quarter of the year with gains of 12.8 percent, recording the highest gain by far of the three market segment of the Jamaica Stock Exchange as the volume of stocks traded climbed 378 percent with 46 more value than Tuesday.
The market index climbed 13.95 points to finish at 2,982.95. Just 30 securities traded, down from 38 on Tuesday, resulting in 13 stocks rising, 12 declining and five closed unchanged, resulting in 14,376,733 shares trading for $36,855,263, up from 3,008,031 shares for $7,749,677 on Monday. The average PE Ratio ended at 16.8 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Derrimon Trading led trading with 74 percent, with a transfer of 10.7 million units, followed by Tropical Battery with one million units for 7 percent of the day’s trade and Mailpac with 3.9 percent after trading 566,794 shares,
Trading averaged 479,224 shares at $1,228,509, up from 79,159 units at $203,939 on Tuesday. Trading month to date averages 252,633 units at $717,051, compared to 243,918 units at $714,145 on Monday. February closed with an average of 365,365 units at $881,118.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial advanced $1.89 to $22.90 with an exchange of 23,197 shares, Blue Power slipped 3 cents to $3.75 with 1,475 units changing hands, Caribbean Assurance Brokers rose 17 cents to $2 with 266,053 shares changing hands, Derrimon Trading lost 2 cents to end at $2.51 trading 10,631,676 stock units. Fontana fell 8 cents to $5.87 with 60,269 stocks crossing the exchange, Fosrich shed 7 cents to finish at $5.10 with 1,030 shares traded, Indies Pharma added 5 cents to end at $4 with 220,856 stock units changing hands. Knutsford Express shed 49 cents to close at $5.51 with 170 shares traded. Lasco Financial climbed 22 cents to $2.90 after trading 32,307 shares, Lasco Manufacturing gained 10 cents to end at $4.50 with 2,423 shares changing hands, Limners and Bards rose 6 cents to $2.75, with 257,417 stock units changing hands, Lumber Depot slipped 7 cents to $2.30 with a transfer of 359,623 units, Mailpac Group picked up 4 cents to finish at $3.49 trading 566,794 stock units. Medical Disposables traded 200 shares but lost 55 cents to close at $4.15 and SSL Venture Capital rose 4 cents to 60 cents while trading 4.400 shares.

 

Lacklustre trading on Tuesday

On the day ahead of the opening of Fesco Initial Public Offer of shares, the Junior Market delivered a lacklustre performance resulting in 58 percent less volume and value of shares trading than Monday.
At the close, the market index slipped 3.41 points to finish at 2,969, with the market enjoying a 12.3 percent rise for the year, with just one more day left for the first quarter to end. This year’s performance contrast with a 32.7 fall in the market index at the same time in 2020. Since then, the market has gained 32 percent in value.
A total of 38 securities traded, down from 37 on Monday, resulting in an equal number of 15 stocks rising and declining as eight remained unchanged. The average PE Ratio ended at 16.8 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings. The market closed with an exchange of 3,008,031 shares for $7,749,677 down from 7,215,425 units at $18,425,745 on Monday.
GWest Corporation led trading with 19.4 percent of total volume for 583,204 shares, followed by Derrimon Trading 17.2 percent, with a transfer of 518,007 units and Lumber Depot with 12 percent, with an exchange of 359,623 units.
Trading averaged 79,159 units at $203,939, down from 195,011 at $497,993 on Monday. Trading month to date averages 243,918 units at $714,145, verusu 252,356 units at $740,275 on Monday. February closed with an average of 365,365 units at $881,118.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows three stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, AMG Packaging advanced 18 cents to $2.08 with an exchange of 16,000 shares, Blue Power slipped 6 cents to end at $3.78 with 24,025 units crossing the market, Cargo Handlers climbed 21 cents to $8.71 with 100 stocks traded. Caribbean Assurance Brokers declined by 8 cents to $1.83 with 18,965 shares changing hands, Derrimon Trading lost 5 cents to end at $2.53 with a transfer of 518,007 stock units, Dolphin Cove rose 7 cents to $8.10 with an exchange of 1,149 units. General Accident climbed 34 cents to $5.84 with 4,000 stocks crossing the exchange, Honey Bun gained 7 cents to finish at $5.09 with 17,268 shares traded, Indies Pharma slipped 5 cents to $3.95 with 258,289 stock units changing hands. Iron Rock Insurance climbed 80 cents to $3.60 with a transfer of 520 units, ISP Finance dipped 20 cents to $23.80 with an exchange of 350 stocks, Knutsford Express shed 35 cents to close at $6 with 1,420 shares traded. Limners and Bards fell 10 cents to $2.69, with 59,408 stock units changing hands, Lumber Depot slipped 7 cents to $2.30 with a transfer of 359,623 units, Mailpac Group lost 5 cents to finish at $3.45 with an exchange of 165,721 stock units. Paramount Trading declined by 11 cents to end at $1.30 with investors swapping 22,050 units, Stationery and Office Supplies advanced 20 cents to $5.50 with 47 units traded and tTech climbed 34 cents to $4.81 with 18,908 shares crossing the exchange.

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

Falling stocks dominate juniors

The majority of stocks trading on Monday declined, vastly outnumbering those rising, leading the market index down with an exchange of 17 percent more shares, with 10 percent less value than on Friday at the close of the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange.
Trading accounted for 37 securities, up from 33 on Friday, with the prices of six rising, 22 declining and nine remaining unchanged. The Junior Market Index shed 12.29 points to settle at 2,972.41. The average PE Ratio ended at 16.7 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
At the close, 7,215,425 shares traded for $18,425,745 versus 6,154,149 units at $20,517,294 on Friday. Lumber Depot led trading with 22.1 percent of total volume after exchanging 1.60 million shares, followed by GWest Corporation with 18.1 percent for 1.31 million units and Mailpac Group 14.7 percent, with 1.06 million units.
Trading averaged 195,011 units at $497,993, in contrast to 186,489 at $621,736 on Friday. Month to date averaged 252,356 units at $740,275, compared to 255,365 units at $752,990 on Friday. February closed with an average of 365,365 units at $881,118.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows four stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close, AMG Packaging fell 18 cents to $1.90 in trading 2,555 units, Cargo Handlers shed 21 cents to close at $8.50, with 3,013 stock units crossing the market, Caribbean Assurance Brokers finished 13 cents lower at $1.91, after 4,029 stocks cleared the market. Caribbean Cream lost 6 cents in closing at $4.99 in exchanging 10,846 units, Caribbean Flavours rose 37 cents to close at $2.27 trading 133,707 stocks, Dolphin Cove shed 42 cents to close at $8.03 in a transfer of 700 units, Elite Diagnostic lost 9 cents to settle at $3 trading 32,100 stocks. Express Catering gained 7 cents in closing at $3.80, after exchanging 68,617 shares, Fosrich ended 6 cents lower at $5.19 in exchanging 15,486 units, General Accident lost 6 cents to end at $5.50 with 448,517 stocks changing hands, Honey Bun slipped 7 cents to $5.02 with the swapping of 13,811 shares. iCreate lost 5 cents to end at 77 cents and finished with a transfer of 252,717 stock units, Indies Pharma gained 20 cents to close at $4 in the swapping of 180,504 units, Iron Rock Insurance fell 80 cents to $2.80 in switching ownership of 100 stocks. KLE Group shed 24 cents to end at $1 after 134,900 stocks crossed the exchange, Lasco Manufacturing lost 8 cents to end at $4.38 with an exchange of 25,019 stock units. Limners and Bards gained 4 cents in closing at $2.79 after trading 849,093 units and Mailpac Group picked up 5 cents to close at $3.50 with 1,058,633 shares changing hands.
In the preference segment, CAC 2000 9.5% preference share shed 15 cents to end at $1.15, clearing the market of 286 units.

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

Junior market recovery

Junior market recovery

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones by a two to one margin on Friday, leading the Junior Market Index to continue its ascent in clawing back last year’s losses by adding 12.51 points to Thursday close to settle at 2,984.70 after the volume and values exchanged dropped 22 percent each from Thursday.
Overall, 33 securities traded, similar to Thursday and closed with 18 stocks rising, eight declining and seven remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio ended at 16.9 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
In all, 6,154,149 shares traded at $20,517,294, down from 7,850,128 units at $26,568,082 on Thursday. Limners and Bards led trading with 37 percent of total volume in exchanging 2.28 million shares, followed by General Accident with 22.8 percent for 1.4 million units and GWest Corporation with 8.3 percent for 511,334 units.
Trading averaged 186,489 units at $621,736 in contrast to 237,883 at $805,093 on Thursday. Month to date averaged 255,365 units at $752,990, compared to 258,747 units at $759,436 on Thursday. February closed with an average of 365,365 units at $881,118.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows three stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial climbed $1.08 to $21.01 with 16,826 shares crossing the exchange, Blue Power gained 33 cents ending at $3.84 after trading 175 stocks, Caribbean Cream rose 23 cents to close at $5.05 after clearing the market of 52,748 units. Caribbean Flavours shed 37 cents to $1.90 in exchanging 29,212 shares, Consolidated Bakeries closed 14 cents higher at $1.54 in the swapping of 1,000 units, Fosrich lost 15 cents to close at $5.25, with 59,598 stock units switching owners, General Accident shed 27 cents to $5.56, with 1,400,497 shares changing hands. iCreate picked up 6 cents in ending at 82 cents trading 11,747 stock units, ISP Finance gained 12 cents to close at $24 after finishing with an exchange of 8 shares. Jamaican Teas fell 5 cents to $3.16 in transferring 76,571 stock units, KLE Group lost 15 cents in closing at $1.24 with 100 stocks changing hands. Knutsford Express rose 80 cents to $6.35 after exchanging 500 units, Lasco Distributors rose 8 cents to  $4.14, with 49,688 stock units changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing lost 13 cents to end at $4.46 in an exchange of 101,862 stocks. Limners and Bards gained 5 cents to close at $2.75 with the swapping of 2,276,465 shares, Main Event rose 32 cents to $3.47, with 50,000 stocks hands and tTech finished 8 cents higher at $4.50 after transferring 40 units.

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