Slight bump for Junior Market – Friday

Lasco Manufacturing dominated trading on Friday with 6.7 million shares.

The Junior Market suffered a mild bump in trading on Friday but with 42 percent less volume and a 40 percent fall in value trading, compared to Thursday.
Lasco Manufacturing exchanged 6.75 million of the 8,677,038 units valued $33,362,375 changing hands on Friday, compared to 14,998,387 units valued at $56,019,525 changing hands on Thursday of which Lasco Distributors accounted for 12 million shares.
At the close of market activities, 25 securities changed hands, compared to 31 on Thursday, resulting in prices of 6 advancing, 14 declining and 5 remaining unchanged. The market index slipped 2.73 points to close at 3,137.50 as the Junior Market recovery continues.
Trading ended with an average of 347,082 units for an average of $1,334,495 in contrast to 483,819 units for an average of $1,807,081 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 268,336 shares carrying a value of $1,091,470 compared to 251,365 shares carrying a value of $1,039,094 previously. In contrast, May closed with an average of 81,626 units for an average of $311,248 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows just 8 stocks ending with bids higher than the last selling prices and 7 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 1 cent at $1.99, with 133,108 stock units changing hands, CAC 2000 traded 13,979 shares to finish $1 higher at $12, Caribbean Producers closed trading of 9,657 units and gained 15 cents to end at $4.90. Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 14 cents at $2.85, with an exchange of 85,759 shares, Dolphin Cove concluded trading of 300 shares with a loss of 20 cents at $11.80, Everything Fresh fell 15 cents to $1.60, with 153,748 stock units changing hands, Elite Diagnostic ended trading with 41,945 shares and lost 49 cents in closing at $3.51. Express Catering traded 9 cents higher at $6.99, with 26,101 shares changing hands. FosRich Group exchanged 38,875 shares with a loss of $1.30 to close at $5.20, Fontana closed with a loss of 5 cents at $4.25, with 154,022 stock units crossing the exchange, General Accident ended at $4.15, with 62,229 units changing hands, Honey Bun finished at $6, with an exchange of 16,985 shares. iCreate settled with a loss of 5 cents at 75 cents, with an exchange of  30,573 shares, Indies Pharma ended trading with 172,000 stock units at $3.25, Jamaican Teas closed 5 cents higher at $4.55, in trading 72,555 shares, Jetcon Corporation ended with a loss of 5 cents at $1.95, with an exchange of  106,045 shares. Lasco Distributors ended trading 466,534 shares, with a loss of 20 cents at $3.30, Lasco Financial traded 1 cent higher at $5.10, with 135,551 shares changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing exchanged 6,752,501 stock units and rose 9 cents to $3.91, Main Event closed with a loss of 69 cents at $5.21, with an exchange of 37,554 units. Medical Disposables ended with a loss of 55 cents at $7.45, with 75,100 shares trading, Paramount Trading concluded trading of 250 shares, at $2.20, SSL Venture Capital  finished with a loss of 10 cents at $1.30, with 6,871 shares crossing the exchange, Stationery and Office Supplies settled with a loss of 3 cents at $9.10, with an exchange of  56,796 stock units and Sweet River ended trading of 28,000 units at $2.56.

Good day for Junior Market – Thursday

The Junior Market index make strong gains at the close of trading on Thursday with 483 percent more volume with 398 percent more value trading than on Wednesday.
Lasco Distributors traded 12 million shares of 14,998,387 units valued at $56,019,525 changing hands on Thursday. The day’s trading compares to 2,571,153 units valued at $11,256,502 changing hands on Wednesday.
At the close of market activities, 31 securities changed hands, compared to 27 on Wednesday, resulting in prices of 12 advancing, 8 declining and 11 remaining unchanged. The market index climbed 32.46 points to close at 3,140.23 as the Junior Market recovery continues.
Trading ended with an average of 483,819 units for an average of $1,807,081 in contrast to 95,228 units for an average of $416,907 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 251,365 shares carrying a value of $1,039,094 compared to 166,588 shares with a value of $759,004 previously. In contrast, April closed with an average of 81,626 units for an average of $311,248 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows just 2 stocks ending with bids higher than the last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial closed $1.81 higher at $45.01 with 200 shares changing hands, AMG Packaging ended at $2, with an exchange of 52,275 stock units, Blue Power concluded trading 10,000 units with a loss of 9 cents at $4.43, CAC 2000 finished 55 cents higher at $11, trading 2,000 shares. Cargo Handlers gained 20 cents to end at $9.50, as 148 shares were exchanged, Caribbean Producers finished trading 2,000 units and rose 25 cents to $4.75, Consolidated Bakeries closed with a loss of 1 cent at $2, with an exchange of 36,893 shares, Derrimon Trading ended 4 cents higher at $2.99, in exchanging 72,329 shares. Everything Fresh gained 5 cents to end at $1.75, with 70,041 stock units changing hands. Elite Diagnostic traded at a 52 weeks’ intraday high of $4.24 but ended with a rise of 20 cents to $4 after trading 122,114 shares, Express Catering traded 289,605 shares with a loss of 10 cents at $6.90, FosRich Group ended trading of 14,275 shares with a jump of $1.50 to a record high of $6.50. Fontana closed with a loss of 5 cents at $4.30, with 151,064 stock units changing hands, General Accident ended 3 cents higher at $4.15, with an exchange of 96,000 units, GWest Corporation closed trading of 300 shares with a loss of 1 cent to end at $1.30. Honey Bun traded at $6.28 but finished at $6, with 917,193 shares crossing the exchange, iCreate closed unchanged at 80 cents, with an exchange of 747 shares, Indies Pharma ended trading 150,888 stock units with the price rising 9 cents to $3.25, Iron Rock traded 2,184 units and gained 24 cents to end at $3.84. Jamaican Teas closed at $4.50, with 132,780 shares changing hands, Jetcon Corporation ended at $2, with 78,788 shares traded, Key Insurance concluded trading of 13,000 stock units, with a loss of 20 cents at $3.15, Knutsford Express settled at $12.90, with 180 shares changing hands, Lasco Distributors traded 12,042,080 shares at $3.50. Lasco Financial exchanged 372,419 shares after rising 22 cents to $5.09, Lasco Manufacturing traded 51,779 stock units with a loss of 3 cents at $3.82, Main Event closed at $5.90, with 253 units crossing the exchange, Medical Disposables ended at $8, with an exchange of 211,300 shares. SSL Venture Capital  finished with a loss of 5 cents to a 52 weeks’ low of $1.40 with 70,000 shares changing hands, Stationery and Office Supplies settled at $9.13, with an exchange of 3,500 stock units and tTech traded 32,052 shares at $5.70.

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

Modest Junior Market gains – Wednesday

The Junior Market index was steady at the close of trading on Wednesday with advancing stocks just out pacing declining ones with reduced volume and value.
At the close of market activities, 27 securities changed hands, compared to 28 on Tuesday, resulting in prices of 9 advancing, 8 declining and 10 remaining unchanged. The market index rose just 4.75 points to close at 3,107.77.
Trading resulted in an exchange of 2,571,153 units valued at $11,256,502 compared to 8,807,543 units valued at $41,064,037 changing hands on Tuesday.
Trading ended with an average of 95,228 units for an average of $416,907 in contrast to 314,555 units for an average of $1,466,573 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 166,588 shares carrying a value of 759,004 compared to 199,807 units valued at $918,256 previously. In contrast, May closed with an average of 81,626 units for an average of $311,248 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows just 2 stocks ending with bids higher than the last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended at $2, with 100,100 stock units changing hands, Caribbean Flavours dropped $1 to close at $16, with an exchange of 1,621 stock units, Caribbean Producers finished trading 575,870 units at $4.50, Derrimon Trading ended 1 cent higher at $2.95, with 5,100 shares changing hands. Dolphin Cove concluded trading of 34,292 shares at $12, Everything Fresh finished 19 cents higher at $1.70, with 173,457 stock units crossing the exchange, Elite Diagnostic ended trading 14,306 shares and lost 19 cents to close at $3.80, Express Catering traded 512,500 shares with a rise of 50 cents to close at $7. FosRich Group finished trading of 33,000 shares at $5, Fontana closed with a loss of 3 cents at $4.35, with 58,483 stock units changing hands, General Accident ended with a loss of 33 cents at $4.12, with an exchange of 105,000 units, GWest Corporation concluded trading of 25,900 shares after rising 10 cents to $1.31. Honey Bun finished 35 cents higher at $6, with an exchange of 38,490 shares, but traded at a 52 weeks’ intraday high of $6.50, iCreate settled at 80 cents, with 135,224 shares changing hands. Indies Pharma ended trading with 193,782 stock units, after losing 14 cents to close at $3.16, Iron Rock  traded 10 cents higher at $3.60, with an exchange of 66,000 units. Jamaican Teas  closed at $4.50, with 9,975 shares changing hands, Jetcon Corporation  ended 5 cents higher at $2, with 20,521 shares traded, KLE Group ended at $2.15, while trading 49,506 units, Lasco Distributors  ended trading with 71,313 shares at $3.50. Lasco Financial  exchanged 60,992 shares with a loss of 3 cents at $4.87,  Lasco Manufacturing  finished trading 158,687 stock units at $3.85,  Main Event  closed 10 cents higher at $5.90, with 16,600 units changing hands, Paramount Trading concluded trading of 100 shares and rose 10 cents to $2.20. SSL Venture Capital finished with a loss of 20 cents end at a 52 weeks’ low of $1.45, after exchanging 57,400 shares, Stationery and Office settled with a loss of 7 cents at $9.13, with an exchange of 52,600 stock units and tTech traded at $5.70, with 334 shares changing hands.

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

Junior Market gives up some gains – Tuesday

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Junior Market stock trading.

Having enjoyed two days of strong gains, the Junior Market index gave back some of the gains despite advancing stocks out numbering declining ones on Tuesday.
At the close of market activities, 28 securities changed hands, compared to 30 on Monday, resulting in prices of 13 advancing, 9 declining and 6 remaining unchanged leaving the index falling 15.27 points to close at 3,103.02.
Trading resulted in an exchange of 8,807,543 units valued $41,064,037 compared to 2,781,261 units valued at $12,194,821 changing hands on Monday.
Trading ended with an average of 314,555 units for an average of $1,466,573 in contrast to 92,709 units for an average of $406,494 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 199,807 valued at $918,256. In contrast, April closed with an average of 81,626 units for an average of $311,248 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows just 6 stocks ending with bids higher than the last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended at $2, with 138,475 stock units changing hands, Blue Power concluded trading of 12,000 units and rose 2 cents to end at $4.52, Cargo Handlers settled with a loss of 2 cents at $9.30, with 12,000 shares crossing the exchange. Caribbean Producers ended trading of 6,001,795 units and lost 30 cents to close at $4.50, Consolidated Bakeries closed 1 cent higher at $2.01, with 35,400 shares changing hands, Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 1 cent at $2.94, with an exchange of 51,579 shares, Dolphin Cove concluded trading of 304,500 shares at $12. Elite Diagnostic exchanged 47,458 shares and rose 19 cents to close at $3.99, Express Catering lost 30 cents to close at $6.50, with 29,504 shares crossing the exchange. FosRich Group rose 5 cents to close at $5, with an exchange of 30,364 shares, Fontana closed 3 cents higher at $4.38, with 1,498,782 stock units changing hands, General Accident gained 25 cents to close at $4.45, with an exchange of 19,242 units, GWest Corporation concluded trading of 90,500 shares with a loss of 5 cents at $1.21. Honey Bun finished with a loss of 35 cents at $5.65, with 112,083 shares changing hands, Indies Pharma ended trading with 34,891 stock units at $3.30, Iron Rock traded 8,600 units, with a loss of 34 cents at $3.50, Jamaican Teas closed 32 cents higher at $4.50, with 1,000 shares changing hands. Jetcon Corporation  ended 9 cents higher at $1.95, with an exchange of 21,000 shares, KLE Group  finished 15 cents higher at $2.15, with 10,000 units changing hands, Knutsford Express  climbed $1.10 to $12.90, trading 8,000 shares, Lasco Distributors  ended trading of 84,384 shares with a loss of 15 cents at $3.50. Lasco Financial  rose 16 cents to $4.90, with 57,376 shares changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing  finished the trading 112,100 stock units at $3.85, Main Event closed 45 cents higher at $5.80, with 1,200 units crossing the exchange, Medical Disposables ended at $8, with 40,842 shares trading. Stationery and Office settled 16 cents higher at $9.20, with 24,764 stock units trading, Sweet River lost 46 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ closing low of $2.56, with 1,536 units crossing the exchange and tTech closed at $5.70, with 18,168 shares changing hands.

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

Strong gains again for Junior Market – Monday

Honey Bun hits a new 52 weeks’ high of $6 on Monday

The severely undervalued Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed with another high double-digit gain on Monday, similar to Friday’s strong advance, with the index rising 41.06 points to close at 3,118.29.
At the close of market activities, 30 securities changed hands, compared to 26 on Friday, resulting in prices of 11 securities advancing, 9 declining and 10 remaining unchanged.
Trading resulted in an exchange of 2,781,261 units valued at $12,194,821 compared to 2,959,240 units valued at $11,853,904 changing hands on Friday.
Trading ended with an average of 92,709 units for an average of $406,494 in contrast to 113,817 units for an average of $455,919 on Friday.  In contrast, April closed with an average of 81,626 units for an average of $311,248 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows just one stock ending with the bid higher than the last selling price and six with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial closed at $43.20, with 62,942 shares changing hands, AMG Packaging exchanged of 28,190 stock units and ended at $2, Cargo Handlers settled 7 cents higher at $9.32, with 2,000 shares crossing the exchange, Caribbean Producers finished trading 13,156 units and rose 50 cents to close at $4.80. Consolidated Bakeries closed at $2, in exchanging 25,500 shares, Derrimon Trading ended 5 cents higher at $2.95, with 3,180 shares changing hands, Dolphin Cove concluded trading of 12,363 shares, with a loss of 5 cents to close at $12, Everything Fresh settled 4 cents higher at $1.51, with an exchange of 2,543 units. Elite Diagnostic ended trading with a loss of 20 cents at $3.80, with 900 shares changing hands, Express Catering traded 6,817 shares with a loss of 70 cents at $6.80, Fontana closed 5 cents higher at $4.35, with 96,033 stock units changing hands, FosRich Group closed with 11,793 shares trading and rose 20 cents higher to $4.95. General Accident ended at $4.20, with an exchange of 639,889 units, GWest Corporation concluded trading of 17,800 shares, with a loss of 5 cents in closing at $1.26, Honey Bun jumped $1.01 higher at 52 weeks’ high of $6, with an exchange of 200,330 shares, iCreate settled at 80 cents, with 15,600 shares changing hands. Indies Pharma ended trading with 62,418 stock units and gained 15 cents to close at $3.30, Iron Rock traded 34 cents higher at $3.84, with an exchange of 693 units, Jamaican Teas closed with a loss of 7 cents at $4.18, with 11,721 shares crossing the exchange. Jetcon Corporation ended with a loss of 4 cents at $1.86, with 1,030,857 shares changing hands, KLE Group closed at $2, with an exchange of 56,500 units, Knutsford Express settled with a loss of 70 cents at $11.80, with 27,000 shares changing hands, Lasco Distributors  ended trading of 51,000 shares and gained 10 cents to close at $3.65. Lasco Financial  traded 75,384 shares with a loss of 26 cents to finish at $4.74,  Lasco Manufacturing  finished trading with 269,970 stock units to close at $3.85, Main Event closed at $5.35, with 6,778 units changing hands. Medical Disposables  ended $2.50 higher at $8, with an exchange of 17,700 shares, Paramount Trading concluded trading of 11,930 shares at $2.10 and Stationery and Office Supplies settled at $9.04, in trading 19,909 stock units. In the Junior Market preference segment, CAC 2000 closed with a loss of 20 cents at $1.10, with 365 shares changing hands.

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

Big jump for Junior Market on Friday

Lasco’s ICool – the company’s stock jumped sharply on Friday.

The Junior Market index advanced 41.20 points to close at 3,077.23 on Friday as heavy weight Lasco Manufacturing rose 18.5 percent and Express Catering recover some lost ground in adding 50 cents with advancing stocks beating those declining two to one.
At the close of market activities, 26 securities changed hands, compared to 32 on Thursday, resulting in prices of 11 rising, 6 declining and 9 remaining unchanged.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 10 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
Market activity led to an increase in trading of more than 50 percent with an exchange of 2,959,240 units valued at $11,853,905 compared to 1,878,043 units valued at $7,197,867.01 on Thursday. The average trade for the day amounts to 113,817 units for an average of $455,919 in contrast to 58,689 units for an average of $224,933 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 81,626 units for an average of $311,248 and previously, 80,150 units for an average of $304,282. In contrast, April closed with an average of 87,963 units valued $317,267 for each security traded.
At the close of the market, Access Financial dropped $1.80 to $43.20, with an exchange of 10,750 shares, as the company reported lower profit than the prior year. AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 1 cent at $2, with 75,900 stock units changing hands, Blue Power concluded trading of 7,724 units at $4.50, Cargo Handlers settled at $9.25, with 1,826 shares changing hands, Caribbean Flavours traded 2,370 stock units and climbed $1, to close $17. Caribbean Producers ended trading of 48,776 units at $4.30, Consolidated Bakeries closed with a rise of 20 cents at $2, with investors exchanging 1,456 shares, Derrimon Trading ended 9 cents higher at $2.90, with 61,941 shares traded, Everything Fresh settled at $1.47, with 70,000 units changing hands. Elite Diagnostic ended trading with 96,602 shares, and rose 30 cents to end at $4, Express Catering climbed 50 cents and exchanged 4,350 shares at $7.50, FosRich Group closed with a loss of 5 cents at $4.75, with a swapping of 79,909 shares. Fontana closed 10 cents higher at $4.30, with 311,751 stock units trading, General Accident ended at $4.20, with 19,771 units crossing the exchange, Honey Bun finished at $4.99, with 51,300 shares changing hands, Indies Pharma ended trading 5 cents higher at $3.15, with 126,027 stock units. Iron Rock traded at $3.50, with 39,020 units, Jamaican Teas closed with a loss of 5 cents at $4.25, with 59,809 shares traded, Knutsford Express jumped $1.60 higher to $12.50, with 29,192 shares changing hands, Lasco Distributors  ended trading of 398,051 shares with a loss of 15 cents to close at $3.55. Lasco Financial  traded 84,397 shares at $5, Lasco Manufacturing  jumped 60 cents to close at $3.85 trading 1,348,820 stock units, as investors responded strongly to the company’s improved 2019 profit results.  SSL Venture Capital finished 4 cents higher at $1.65, with 6,886 shares crossing the exchange, Stationery and Office  settled at $9.04, with 5,000 stock units changing hands and tTech traded 17,112 shares with a loss of 1 cent at $5.70. In the junior market preference segment, CAC 2000 closed 15 cents higher at a 52 weeks’ high of $1.30, with 500 shares changing hands.

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

Profit jumps 92% at Lasco Manufacturing

Profit jumped 92 percent at IC BUY RATED, Lasco Manufacturing for the year to March 2019, to $1.08 billion, from $561 million in 2018 and $707 million for 2017.
The profit for the year got support from a huge 41 percent jump in sales of $1.954 billion for the March quarter, pushing sales revenue up 13.6 percent to $7.57 billion, for the year.
Improvement in profit margin rose to 36 percent from 35 percent in the 2018, as input cost climbed much slower than revenues growth at 10 percent, to $4.8 billion. The effect, operating profit rose a strong 20 percent to $2.756 billion from $2.29 billion. Administrative, marketing and sales expenses rose much slower than growth in revenues at 4.7 percent to $1.5 billion.
The positive out turn reflects growth in volumes, improved operational efficiencies and streamlining and cost control.

Lasco Manufacturing products

Gross cash flow brought in $1.4 billion but growth inventories, addition to fixed assets of $588 million offset by net loan inflows, dividend payment, reduced receivables and increased payables resulted in cash rising by $1.1 billion, leaving cash on hand and bank at $1 billion.
At the end of March, shareholders’ equity stands at $5.85 billion with borrowings at $1.4 billion. Net current assets ended the period $2.26 billion well over Payables of $813 million. The company completed the 65,000 feet warehouse that is expected to simplify logistics and result in cost savings.
Earnings per share came out at 26 cents for the year and is projected at 45 cents for the 2020 fiscal year. The stock traded at $3.25 on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange with an attractive PE ratio of 7.2 times 2020 earnings, well below the market average.
The company will pay a dividend of 3.8 cents per share during the year, resulting a total payment of $155 million.

Junior Market inched higher- Thursday

The Junior Market index advanced 9.59 points to close at 3,036.03 on Thursday, but with advancing stocks lagging those declining as the dollar value of trading jumping sharply by 235 percent and volume by 357 percent.
At the close of market activities, 32 securities changed hands, compared to 27 on Wednesday, resulting in prices of 9 rising, 12 declining and 11 remaining unchanged.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 3 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
Market activity led to an exchange of 1,878,043 units valued $7,197,867, compared to 7,161,365 units valued at $22,779,368 on Wednesday. The average trade for the day amounts to 58,689 units for an average of $224,933 in contrast to 265,236 units for an average of $843,680 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 80,150 units for an average of $304,282 and previously, 81,483 units for an average of $309,080. In contrast, April closed with an average of 87,963 units valued $317,267 for each security traded.
At the close of the market, Access Financial closed at $45, with an exchange of 2,500 shares, AMG Packaging gained 1 cent in closing at $2.01, with 15,780 stock units traded, Blue Power rose 10 cents trading 1,100 units, at $4.50, Cargo Handlers settled at $9.25, with an exchange of 3,584 shares. Caribbean Flavours lost 75 cents in trading 1,355 stock units at $16, Caribbean Producers finished trading with a loss of 5 cents at $4.30, with 47,500 units, Consolidated Bakeries closed at $1.80, with 102,100 shares changing hands, Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 9 cents at $2.81, with an exchange of 86,885 shares. Dolphin Cove concluded trading of 21,000 shares at $12.05, Everything Fresh finished at $1.47, trading 102,681 stock units, Elite Diagnostic ended trading 35 cents higher at $3.70, with an exchange of 435,585 shares, Express Catering traded 86,077 shares at $7. FosRich Group traded 23,905 shares, with a loss of 15 cents at $4.80, Fontana closed 5 cents higher at $4.20, exchanging 186,752 stock units, General Accident ended 20 cents higher at $4.20, with 30,000 units changing hands, GWest Corporation concluded trading of 45,500 shares at $1.31. Honey Bun finished with a loss of 1 cent at $4.99, with 111,782 shares crossing the exchange, iCreate settled 6 cents higher at 80 cents, with 37,682 shares passing through the exchange, Indies Pharma ended trading of 31,201 stock units for 3 cents higher to close at $3.10, Iron Rock traded 35,612 units at $3.50. Jamaican Teas closed with a loss of 25 cents at $4.30, with 3,739 shares trading, Jetcon Corporation ended with a loss of 10 cents at $1.90, with an exchange of 60,888 shares, Knutsford Express dived $1.40 to close at $10.90, trading 500 shares, Lasco Distributors ended trading 260,827 shares at $3.70. Lasco Financial traded 17,682 shares and garnered 14 cents to close at $5, Lasco Manufacturing fell by 25 cents to end at $3.25, with an exchange of 17,700 stock units, Main Event closed 14 cents higher at $5.35, with 20,965 units changing hands, Medical Disposables ended with a loss of $1.35 at $5.50, with 25,000 shares trading. Paramount Trading concluded trading with 13,746 shares, at $2.10, SSL Venture Capital finished at $1.61, with an exchange of 5,215 shares, Stationery and Office settled with a loss of 46 cents at $9.04, with 21,200 stock units changing hands and tTech traded 22,000 shares with a loss of 2 cents to close at $5.71.

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

Junior Market inched higher- Wednesday

Junior Market stock trading.

The Junior Market index advanced by just 4.77 points to close at 3,026.44 on Wednesday, but with advancing stocks lagging those declining as the dollar value of trading jumping sharply by 235 percent and volume by 357 percent.
At the close of market activities, 27 securities changed hands, compared to 26 on Tuesday, resulting in prices of 6 rising, 9 declining and 12 remaining unchanged.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 7 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
Market activity led to an exchange of 7,161,365 units valued at $22,779,368, compared to 1,566,017 units valued at $6,798,081 on Tuesday. The average trade for the day amounts to 265,236 units for an average of $843,680, in contrast to 60,231 units for an average of $261,465 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 81,483 units for an average of $309,080 and previously, 71,717 units for an average of $280,666. In contrast, April closed with an average of 87,963 units valued $317,267 for each security traded.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended at $2, with an exchange of 3,000 stock units, CAC 2000 dropped $1.55 to $10.45, with 1,700 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cream ended trading of 500 shares, with a loss of 5 cents at $5.95, Caribbean Producers finished the trading of 10,576 units, with a loss of 5 cents at $4.35. Consolidated Bakeries closed with a loss of 20 cents at $1.80, with 53,450 shares changing hands, Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 10 cents at $2.90, with an exchange of 5,012,015 shares, Dolphin Cove concluded trading with 123,000 shares, at $12.05, Everything Fresh settled at $1.47, with 61,384 units changing hands. Elite Diagnostic ended trading with 1,200 shares, at $3.35, Express Catering traded 1,000 shares at $7, FosRich Group finished at $4.95, while trading 908 shares, Fontana closed 10 cents higher at $4.15, with an exchange of 84,348 stock units. General Accident ended with a loss of 47 cents at $4, with 202,000 units crossing the exchange, GWest Corporation concluded trading of 4,288 shares, at $1.31, Honey Bun closed at $5, with 20,314 shares changing hands, iCreate settled with a loss of 1 cent at $0.74, with 56,500 shares trading. Indies Pharma ended trading 1,104,248 stock units, with a loss of 2 cents in closing at $3.07, Jamaican Teas closed at $4.55, with 6,695 shares crossing the exchange exchanging, Jetcon Corporation ended 15 cents higher at $2, with an exchange of 8,565 shares, Key Insurance concluded trading with 5,000 stock units at $3.35. Knutsford Express settled at $12.30, with an exchange of 105 shares, Lasco Distributors ended trading of 158,443 shares with a loss of 10 cents in closing at $3.70, Lasco Financial exchanged 10,500 shares and rose 1 cent to $4.86, Lasco Manufacturing concluded trading of 110,603 stock units and rose 45 cents to close at $3.50. Main Event closed at $5.21, with 6,836 units trading, Stationery and Office added 42 cents in closing at $9.50, with an exchange of 75,974 stock units and tTech traded 38,213 shares after rising 2 cents to end at $5.73.

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

More declines for Junior Market – Tuesday

The Junior Market index declined 17.43 points to close at 3,021.67 on Tuesday, but with advancing stocks beating out decliners by a ratio of three to two.
At the close of market activities, 26 securities changed hands, compared to 29 on Monday, resulting in prices of 11 rising, 8 declining and 7 remaining unchanged.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 3 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
Market activity led to an exchange of just 1,566,017 units valued at $6,798,081 compared to 2,066,861 units valued $9,518,360 on Monday. The average trade for the day amounts to 60,231 units for an average of $261,465 in contrast to 71,271 units for an average of $328,219 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 71,717 units for an average of $280,666 and previously, 72,337 units for an average of $281,702. In contrast, April closed with an average of 87,963 units valued $317,267 for each security traded.
At the close of the market, Access Financial closed at $45, with an exchange of 178 shares, AMG Packaging ended 5 cents higher at $2, with 24,000 stock units changing hands, Caribbean Flavours traded 290 stock units with a loss of 25 cents to close at $16.75, Caribbean Producers gained 10 cents to end at $4.40, trading 6,161 units. Consolidated Bakeries closed at $2, with 64,000 shares crossing the exchange, Derrimon Trading ended at $3, with an exchange of 142,000 shares, Everything Fresh settled with a loss of 10 cents at $1.47, with 111,000 units changing hands, Elite Diagnostic ended trading of 24,676 shares with a loss of 25 cents to close at $3.35. Express Catering gained 50 cents to end at $7, with 402,213 shares trading, FosRich Group ended trading with 6,674 shares and rose 5 cents higher to $4.95, Fontana closed with a loss of 30 cents at $4.05, while exchanging 168,622 stock units, General Accident ended with a loss of 3 cents at $4.47, with an exchange of 23,132 units. GWest Corporation concluded trading of 74,230 shares, at $1.31, Honey Bun finished at $5, in exchanging 1,962 stock units, iCreate settled 4 cents higher at 75 cents, with 43,174 shares changing hands, Indies Pharma ended trading 3 cents higher at $3.09, with 50,326 stock units crossing the exchange. Jamaican Teas closed at $4.55, with 5,471 shares traded, Jetcon Corporation  ended with a loss of 8 cents at $1.85, in trading 8,199 shares, Knutsford Express  settled 40 cents higher at $12.30, with an exchange of 4,434 shares, Lasco Distributors  ended trading 41,367 shares at $3.80. Lasco Financial  traded 327,301 shares after rising 15 cents to close at $4.85,  Lasco Manufacturing  closed 5 cents higher at $3.05, with 6,014 stock units crossing the exchange, Main Event  closed 11 cents higher at $5.21, with an exchange of 8,278 units. SSL Venture Capital  finished with a loss of 9 cents at $1.61, with an exchange of 16,350 shares,  Stationery and Office settled 4 cents higher at $9.08, while trading 3,000 stock units and tTech finished $5.71 higher at $5.71, with 2,965 shares changing hands.

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