Modest gains for Junior Market – Monday

Rising stocks edged out declining ones in trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Monday, leading the market close with a moderate gain in the index, with 24 percent more shares exchanged than on Friday.
Trading ended with 37 companies changing hands compared to 31 on Friday and concluded with the prices of 17 stocks rising, prices of 16 falling and four with prices ending unchanged.
The Junior Market Index gained 4.51 points to settle at 2,541.80. The average PE Ratio ends at 12.9 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Traders exchanged 5,999,938 shares for $21,980,840 compared to 4,844,204 units at $20,370,620 on Friday.
Jamaican Teas led trading with 32 percent of total volume for 1.92 million shares, with continued increased interest in the stock, ahead of a three to one stock split that takes effect on Friday. Derrimon Trading ended with 19.2 percent of total volume, trading 1.15 million units and Mailpac Group ended with 8.9 percent exchanging of 531,308 units.
Trading averaged 162,160 units at $594,077 in contrast to 156,265 at $657,117 on Friday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 197,311 units at $571,684, compared to 199,954 units at $570,000 on Friday. October ended averaged 230,868 units at $535,509.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows seven stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial dropped 30 cents to $21.70 in an exchange of 354 shares, AMG Packaging advanced 6 cents to $1.55 trading 2,897 stocks, Blue Power gained 9 cents to settle at $3.59 with 204 units changing hands. Caribbean Assurance Brokers fell 19 cents and traded 3,629 shares to close at $1.66, Caribbean Cream lost 15 cents to finish at $3.94 with 38,661 stocks passing through the market, Caribbean Flavours declined by 13 cents to $1.57 with the transfer of 62,849 units. Caribbean Producers added 1 cent and ended at $2.35 with an exchange of 210,351 shares, Consolidated Bakeries shed 36 cents to settle at $1.02, switching ownership of 4,600 stocks, Dolphin Cove climbed 35 cents to finish at $6.90 with 2,800 units changing hands. Elite Diagnostic advanced 20 cents and traded 35,279 shares to end at $3.30, Everything Fresh increased by 5 cents to settle at 78 cents with 6,209 stocks passing through the market, Express Catering gained 19 cents to close at $3.74 with a transfer of 66,419 units. Fontana dropped 25 cents in an exchange of 155,964 shares to finish at $5, Fosrich jumped 50 cents to end at $4.49 with investors switching 200,348 stocks, General Accident fell 25 cents to $6.20, with 39,893 shares changing hands. GWest Corporation gained 7 cents, trading 291,760 units to close at 77 cents, iCreate gained 2 cents to finish at 62 cents with 30,000 stocks passing through the market, ISP Finance shed $5 to end at $16 with a transfer of 2,050 shares. Jamaican Teas traded 1,920,968 units and climbed 15 cents to $6.85, Jetcon Corporation increased by 9 cents to close at 84 cents with an exchange of 1,200 stocks, Knutsford Express dropped 29 cents to $5.71 with 5,815 shares changing hands. Lasco Distributors slipped 1 cent to $3.14 with 67,815 units traded, Lasco Financial lost 6 cents to end at $2.60 with 8,200 stock units passing through the market, Lasco Manufacturing declined 3 cents to $3.76 with investors switching ownership of 15,273 shares. Limners and Bards fell 14 cents to $2.45 with an exchange of 265,595 units, Lumber Depot gained 9 cents to finish at $1.29 with 500,326 stock units changing hands, Mailpac Group traded 531,308 shares and rose 2 cents to end at $2.17. Main Event advanced 41 cents to $3.40 with 3,800 units changing owners, Medical Disposables declined 10 cents to $4.20 with a transfer of 10,664 stock units, SSL Venture gained 5 cents to finish at 58 cents with an exchange of 900 shares. Stationery and Office Supplies increased by 5 cents to $4.55 with 4,244 stock units changing hands, Tropical Battery lost 4 cents to settle at $1.16 with investors switching ownership of 218,622 stocks and tTech dropped 5 cents to close at $4.95 with 550 shares changing hands.

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

Modest gains eked out by Junior Market

Junior Market stocks rose to 2,580.21 within an hour of trading opening at the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Friday, but the market retreated and closed with a modest gain after more stocks declined than rose as investors traded 44 percent more shares than on Thursday.
The Market Index gained 4.03 points to settle at 2,537.29 and the market closed with an average PE Ratio of 12.6 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Trading closed with 31 securities changing hands compared to 32 on Thursday, ending with the prices of nine stocks rising, 13 declining and nine remaining unchanged.
Trading ended with an exchange of 4,844,204 shares for $20,370,620 versus 3,353,944 units at $7,247,408 on Thursday.
Jamaican Teas led trading with 56 percent of total volume in an exchange of 2.72 million shares, followed by Jetcon Corporation with 14.6 percent with a transfer of 706,934 units and AMG Packaging with 13.9 percent for 671,366 shares.
Trading ended with an average of 156,265 units at $657,117 in contrast to 104,811 at $226,481 on Thursday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 199,954 units at $570,000, compared to 202,892 units at $564,142 on Thursday. October averaged 230,868 units at $535,509.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows seven stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the market close, AMG Packaging traded 671,366 shares and fell 5 cents to end at $1.49, Blue Power advanced 20 cents to finish at $3.50 with 395 stock units changing hands, CAC 2000 climbed 20 cents to settle at $9.20 with 525 stocks traded. Cargo Handlers jumped $1.26 to close at  $7.60 with a solitary unit passing through the market, Caribbean Cream rose 2 cents to end at $4.09 with investor switching ownership of 87 shares, Caribbean Flavours dropped 11 cents to finish at $1.70 with an exchange of 51,052 stocks. Derrimon Trading declined 10 cents to $2.40 with 60,830 units changing hands, Dolphin Cove jumped 55 cents to $6.55 with 1,800 shares traded, Express Catering fell 21 cents to $3.55 with 11,096 stock units passing through the market. Fontana lost 5 cents to finish at $5.25 with a transfer of 62,257  units, General Accident slipped 3 cents to $6.45 with 1,000 shares changing hands, Indies Pharma shed 24 cents to close at $2.51 with switching the ownership of 142,000 stocks. Jamaican Teas exchanged 2,715,159 units and advanced 55 cents to end at $6.70, Jetcon Corporation gained 5 cents trading 706,934 shares to finish at 75 cents, Knutsford Express slid 3 cents to $6 with 2,188 units passing through the market. Lasco Financial rose 1 cent to close at $2.66 with a transfer of 500 stock units, Lumber Depot declined by 5 cents to $1.20 with an exchange of 17,571 shares, Mailpac Group lost 2 cents to finish at $2.15 with 70,344 stock units changing hands.  Main Event dropped 50 cents to $2.99 with 4,893 shares traded, Medical Disposables fell 10 cents to close at $4.30 with 12,009 shares passing through the market, Stationery and Office Supplies advanced 20 cents to end at $4.50, with the ownership of 1,000 shares switching and tTech shed 65 cents to finish at $5 with 69,629 units crossing the exchange.

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

Junior Market slips on Thursday

Rising stocks price were equal to declining stocks at the close of trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, with the market slipping for a second consecutive day and resulted in the Market Index falling 8.55 points to settle at 2,533.26.
Trading ended with 32 securities changing hands compared to 34 on Wednesday and concluded with the prices of 11 stocks rising, 11 declining and 10 remaining unchanged. At the close, the average PE Ratio ended at 12.7 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with 17 percent more shares trading than on Wednesday after 3,353,944 shares changed hands for  $7,247,408, 21 percent higher than the $5,973,152 allowing for the trading of 2,855,958 units on Wednesday. Jetcon Corporation led trading with 38.9 percent of total volume with 1.31 million shares, followed by Tropical Battery with 17.5 percent of the day’s trade with a transfer of 588,526 units and Mailpac Group with 13.3 percent market share or 446,042 units.
Trading ended with an average of 104,811 units at $226,481 in contrast to 83,999 at $175,677 on Wednesday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 202,892 units at $564,142, compared to 210,208 units at $589,328 on Wednesday. October averaged 230,868 units at $535,509 for each traded security.
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 two with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial gained 10 cents to end at $22 with an exchange of 2,998 shares, AMG Packaging lost 6 cents to finish at $1.54 with the trading of 21,524 units, Blue Power fell 16 cents to $3.30 and swpped 504 shares. Caribbean Assurance Brokers rose 4 cents to close at $1.85 with investors switching ownership of 1,000 stocks, Caribbean Flavours gained 10 cents to end at $1.81 with 59,500 units changing hands, Caribbean Producers slipped 2 cents and exchanged 4,500 shares to finish at $2.34. Elite Diagnostic declined 1 cent to $3.10 with 15,000 stocks passing through the market, Everything Fresh increased by 3 cents to 73 cents trading 22,181 shares, Express Catering rose 2 cents to $3.76  with a transfer of 450 units. Fontana advanced 10 cents to finish at $5.30 with 65,496 stocks changing hands, Fosrich gained 6 cents to settle at $3.99 with an exchange of 17,225 units, Indies Pharma climbed 15 cents to close at $2.75 with 7,016 shares passing through the market. Jamaican Teas lost 20 cents to end at $6.15 with 275,731 units traded, Knutsford Express shed 67 cents to finish at $6.03 with investors switching ownership of 17,304 stocks, Lasco Distributors fell 14 cents to $3.15 with 5,000 units changing hands. Lasco Manufacturing lost 2 cents and traded 47,576 shares to close at $3.79, Limners and Bards advanced 11 cents to $2.59 with a transfer of 17,900 stocks, Lumber Depot gained 8 cents to finish at $1.25 with 4,477 shares changing hands. Mailpac Group exchanged 446,042 units and slipped 1 cent to settle at $2.17, Main Event jumped 50 cents to close at $3.49 with a mere 331 shares passing through the market and Medical Disposables lost 10 cents to end at $4.40 with 1,316 stocks crossing the exchange.
In the preference segment, CAC 2000 9.5% fell 15 cents to settle at 99 cents with 24,902 units changing hands.

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

Six weeks high for Junior Market

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Junior Market stocks hit their highest point since the second day of October and August 26th when the market index gained 21.49 points to close on Tuesday at 2,561.47, just slightly lower than the 2,564.59 points closing high in July and 2,567.42 at the October high.  
Trading concluded on Tuesday with the market rising after more stocks rose than fell as investors exchanged nine percent more shares than on Monday. The market closed with 30 securities changing hands down from 35 on Monday and ended with the prices of 14 stocks rising, eight declining and eight closed unchanged. The average PE Ratio ended at 12.9 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Investors exchanged 4,533,956 shares for $12,319,152 compared to 4,145,851 units at $14,021,504 on Monday. Mailpac Group led trading with 28 percent of total volume with 1.27 million shares, followed by Lumber Depot with 21.1 percent for 956,492 units and Lasco Distributors with 14.1 percent or 641,535 shares.
The average trade ended with at 151,132 units at $410,638 in contrast to 118,453 at $400,614 on Monday. For the month to date, the average trade ended with 221,072 units at $624,934, versus 226,820 units at $642,547 on Monday. October ended with an average of 230,868 units at $535,509 trading.
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 four with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging gained 6 cents to end at $1.60 with 100 shares traded, Cargo Handlers dropped $1.30 to settle at $6.30 with an exchange of 11,410 stock units, Caribbean Assurance Brokers slipped 1 cent to $1.81 with 124 shares changing hands. Caribbean Flavours increased by 5 cents to close at $1.82 with 55,554 securities changing hands, Caribbean Producers dipped 1 cent to $2.34 with 23,271 stock units passing through the market, Consolidated Bakeries climbed 11 cents to end at $1.46 in an exchange of 5 shares. Derrimon Trading advanced 20 cents to $2.70 with 15 stock units changing hands, Dolphin Cove shed $1 to close at $6 with a transfer of 250 shares, Express Catering jumped 23 cents trading 100 units to finish at $3.74. Fontana gained 13 cents to end at $5.39 with an exchange of 136,602 shares, General Accident climbed 28 cents to $6.48 while exchanging 2,267 stock units, Honey Bun slipped 1 cent to $4.80 with 251,267 units changing hands. iCreate lost  5 cents to close at 60 cents with investors switching ownership of 5,000 shares, Jamaican Teas jumped 50 cents to finish at $6 with 443,012 units passing through the market, ahead of the company shareholders approving a  three for one stock split to take effect on November 30. Knutsford Express advanced 20 cents to $6.80 with an exchange of 100,825 shares, Lasco Distributors traded 641,535 stocks and gained 20 cents to finish at $3.29, Lasco Financial added 4 cents to close at $2.64 with 129,948 units changing hands. Lasco Manufacturing fell 6 cents to $3.99 with a transfer of 8,098 shares. Limners and Bards increased by 1 cent to $2.46 with 17,675 stock units changing hands, Lumber Depot lost 5 cents and exchanged 956,492 stocks to settle at $1.15, Mailpac Group traded 1,267,356 shares and rose 1 cent to close at $2.20 and Medical Disposables advanced 40 cents to finish at $4.67 with 2,000 shares crossing the exchange.

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

Junior Market inches higher

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Monday with the market rising after more stocks rose than declined with 67 percent fewer shares trading than on Friday.
Trading ended with 35 securities changing hands compared to 32 on Friday and closed with 14 stocks rising, 10 declining and 11 remaining unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index rose 7.63 points to settle at 2,539.98. The average PE Ratio ends at 12.6 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 4,145,851 shares for 14,021,504 compared to 12,631,994 units at $33,900,773 on Friday. Lasco Manufacturing led trading with 37.8 percent of total volume and accounting for 1.57 million shares, followed by Fontana with 14.1 percent for 586,470 units and Mailpac Group with 10.9 percent for 452,407 shares.
Trading ended with an average of 118,453 units at $400,614, in contrast to 394,750 at $1,059,399 on Friday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 226,798 units at $642,434, compared to 238,314 units at $668,207 on Friday. October ended with an average of 230,868 units at $535,509 trading.
At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows six stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and none with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial gained 91 cents in closing at $20.02, with an exchange of  1,910 shares, AMG Packaging lost 9 cents in ending at $1.54, with 152 units clearing the market, CAC 2000 gained 50 cents to settle at $9, with investors swapping 1,000 units. Cargo Handlers advanced $1.25 to $7.60 in crossing the exchange with seven units, Caribbean Assurance Brokers lost 3 cents to close at $1.82 trading 18 stock units, Caribbean Cream rose 6 cents to $4.13 with the swapping of 500 shares. Caribbean Flavours rose 2 cents to $1.77, with 236,001 stocks changing hands, Caribbean Producers picked up 1 cent to end at $2.35, in trading 1,474 units, Derrimon Trading lost 20 cents exchanging 6,205 stock units at $2.50. Express Catering declined 23 cents to $3.51 while trading 6,570 units, Fontana gained 46 cents to finish at $5.26, after an exchange of 578,470 shares, General Accident lost 25 cents with 118,066 shares passing through the market to end at $6.20. GWest Corporation shed 19 cents to end at 70 cents, with 78,077 stock units changing hands, Honey Bun gained 1 cent to close at $4.81, in trading 18,840 shares, iCreate dipped 5 cents to 65 cents, with an exchange of 13,213 stock units. Lasco Distributors closed at $3.09, after gaining 8 cents in crossing the market with 57,600 shares, Lasco Financial lost 12 cents to end at $2.60 trading 5,000 units, Lasco Manufacturing added 8 cents to end at $4.05, with 1,565,343 shares passing through the market. Limners and Bards gained 3 cents to end at $2.45, trading 13,936 units, Mailpac Group lost 5 cents to close at $2.19, trading 452,407 shares, Medical Disposables rose 26 cents to $4.27, with 3,200 units changing hands. Paramount Trading gained 1 cent to end at  $1.49, after trading 17,089 stock units, Stationery and Office Supplies lost 25 cents to settle at $4.30, in exchanging 29,000 stock units and Tropical Battery picked up 1 cent to end at $1.21, with 288,661 shares crossing the exchange.

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

Gains carved out for junior market

The overall market value was slightly lower at the close of trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Friday than the previous week’s closing. The market inched higher after more stocks rose than declined with 15 percent fewer shares with a 224 percent higher value trading than Thursday.
Trading ended with an exchange of 32 securities compared to 30 on Thursday, with prices of 14 rising, 12 declining and six closing unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index gained 13.48 points to close at 2,532.35. The average PE Ratio ended at 12.2 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 12,631,994 shares for $33,900,773 compared to 3,786,740  units at $10,471,683 on Thursday. Derrimon Trading led trading with 75.5 percent of the total volume of 9.54 million shares, followed by Mailpac Group with 13.3 percent for 1.68 million shares and Elite Diagnostic with 3.2 percent or 400,000 shares.
Trading ended with an average of 394,750 units at $1,059,399  in contrast to 126,225 at $349,056 on Thursday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 238,314 units at $668,207 compared to 221,515 units at $626,199 on Thursday. October closed with an average of 230,868 units at $535,509.
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 four with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging rose 3 cents to end at $1.63 with 19,547 shares trading, Blue Power advanced 16 cents to $3.46 with 40 stocks changing hands, Caribbean Assurance Brokers gained 9 cents to settle at $1.85 with a mere two stock units trading. Caribbean Cream rose 11 cents to $4.07 with an exchange of 27,304 stocks, Caribbean Flavours ended 5 cents higher at $1.75 with 32,929 stock units changing hands, Caribbean Producers increased by 3 cents to finish at $2.34 with 31,576 units trading. Consolidated Bakeries lost 4 cents to settle at $1.35 with 20,000 shares changing hands, Derrimon Trading climbed 23 cents to close at $2.70 with 9,538,037 shares passing through the market, Elite Diagnostic exchanged 400,000 shares and gained 5 cents to end at $3.10. Everything Fresh declined 7 cents, trading 6,000 shares to finish at 71 cents, Express Catering slipped 1 cent to $3.74 with a transfer of 17,003 units, Fontana dropped 17 cents to close at $4.80 with 17,727 units changing hands. Fosrich rose 2 cents to close at $3.70 with 67,870 stock units passing through the market, General Accident fell 5 cents to end at $6.45 in exchanging 42,379 stocks, Honey Bun lost 5 cents to finish at $4.80 with investors swapping 88,589 shares. Jamaican Teas shed 40 cents to settle at $5.50 with 128,722 stocks traded, Knutsford Express dipped 10 cents to $6.60 with 1,699 units changing hands, Lasco Financial rose 2 cents to end at $2.72 with 93,502 units passing through the market. Lasco Manufacturing climbed 12 cents to $3.97  with a transfer of 250 shares, Limners and Bards gained 2 cents to end at $2.42 with 57,677 stocks changing hands, Lumber Depot slipped 6 cents in an exchange of 177,201 units at $1.20. Mailpac Group traded 1,681,152 units and rose 4 cents to $2.24,  Medical Disposables dropped 29 cents to settle at $4.01 with 123 shares passing through the market,  Paramount Trading carved out a lost 2 cents to close at $1.48 with investors switching 10,900 stock units and tTech shed 30 cents to end at $5.45 with 7,315 stock units crossing the exchange.
In the preference segment, Derrimon Trading rose 3 cents to $2.08, with 844 units changing hands.

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

Steady trading for Junior Market

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Thursday, with the market just inching higher, as more stocks declined than rose and 85 percent fewer shares traded than on Wednesday when Lasco Manufacturing dominated trading with 88 percent of stocks traded.
Trading ended with 30 securities changing hands compared to 36 on Wednesday and ended with prices of 11 stocks rising, 13 declining and six with prices remaining unchanged.
The Junior Market Index eked out a modest gain of 0.25 points to settle at 2,518.87. The average PE Ratio ended at 12.3 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with 3,786,740 shares trading for $10,471,683 compared to 25,127,529 units at $95,287,962 on Wednesday. Mailpac Group led trading with 22.4 percent of total volume with an exchange of 849,384 shares, followed by Lasco Manufacturing with 21.4 percent or 808,966 units and AMG Packaging ended with 14 percent after trading 530,434 shares.
Trading ended with an average of 126,225 units at $349,056 in contrast to 697,987 at $2,646,888 on Wednesday. The average trade for the month to date ended with 221,515 units at $626,199, compared to 232,182 units at $657,223 on Wednesday. Trading in October concluded with an average of 230,868units at $535,509.
At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows nine stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial dropped 89 cents to finish at $19.11 with 16,000 shares changing hands, AMG Packaging traded 530,434 shares and gained 11 cents to end at $1.60, CAC 2000 shed $2.50 to settle at $8.50 with investors switching ownership of 28,182 stock units.  Caribbean Assurance Brokers gained 1 cent to end at $1.76 trading  71,961 stocks, Consolidated Bakeries lost 6 cents to finish at $1.39 with an exchange of 6,855 shares, Derrimon Trading added 16 cents to close at $2.47 with 47,639 stocks changing hands. Everything Fresh rose 1 cent to 78 cents with a transfer of 5,000 units, Express Catering slipped 1 cent, trading 1,000 shares to close at $3.75, Fontana gained 1 cent to finish at $4.97 with 7,862 units passing through the market. Fosrich dropped 21 cents to $3.68 with an exchange of 74,600 stocks, GWest Corporation increased 14 cents to settle at 89 cents with 15,000 shares changing hands, Honey Bun rose 1 cent to close at $4.85 with 25,967 stocks traded. iCreate gained 5 cents to finish at 70 cents with investors swapping 2,104 shares, Indies Pharma added 2 cents to end at $2.82 with 25,000 units changing hands, Jamaican Teas lost 5 cents to settle at $5.90 with 138,407 stocks passing through the market. Lasco Financial increased by 5 cents to close at $2.70 with 62,295 shares changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing traded 808,966 units and shed 15 cents to finish at $3.85, Limners and Bards fell 15 cents to end at $2.40 with 153,442 stock units traded. Lumber Depot settled 1 cent higher at $1.26 with a transfer of 164,077 units, Mailpac Group fell 1 cent to $2.20 after 849,384 shares passed through the market, Main Event dipped 1 cent to finish at $2.99 with 3,750 shares changing hands. Paramount Trading dropped 8 cents to end at $1.50 with investors switching ownership of 1,500 stock units, Tropical Battery declined 4 cents to $1.20 with 252,423 stock units traded and Ttech jumped 75 cents to close at $5.75 with 1,732 stocks crossing the exchange.

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

Lasco Manufacturing commands Junior Market

Lasco Manufacturing dominated Junior Market trading on Wednesday.

Fresh from a sharp 41 percent jump in second-quarter profit, Lasco Manufacturing dominated trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Wednesday with almost 88 percent of the day’s volume leading to an exchange of 135 percent more shares worth 321 percent in value than on Tuesday.
Trading ended with 36 securities changing hands compared to 30 on Tuesday and closed with the prices of 16 stocks rising, 14 declining and six ending unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index lost 23.48 points to settle at 2,518.62. The average PE Ratio ended at 11.4 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 25,127,529 shares for $95,287,962 compared to 10,660,690 units at $22,630,394 on Tuesday. Lasco Manufacturing dominated trading with 87.8 percent of total volume for 22.07 million shares, followed by Mailpac Group with 3.1 percent accounting for 771,442 units and Jamaican Teas with 318,824 units for 1.3 percent market share.
Trading ended with an average of 697,987 units at $2,646,888 in contrast to 355,356 at $754,346 on Tuesday. The average trade month to date amounts to 232,182 units at $657,223, compared to 159,902 units at $348,482 on Tuesday. Trading in October resulted in an average of 230,868 units at $535,509.
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 one with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial fell $1.20 to $20, with an exchange of 4,046 stock units, Blue Power lost 17 cents in closing at $3.30 and trading 766 units, CAC 2000 declined $3 to settle at $11 after exchanging 1,818 units. Cargo Handlers shed 89 cents to close at $6.35, with 607 units changing hands, Caribbean Assurance Brokers finished 15 cents lower at $1.75, in trading 8,362 stock units, Caribbean Cream gained 26 cents to close at $3.96, with 13,653 stock units passing through the market. Caribbean Flavours eased 14 cents to $1.70, after an exchange of 114,121 shares, Consolidated Bakeries picked up 5 cents to close at $1.45, with 4,000 units changing hands, Derrimon Trading shed 13 cents to end at $2.31, in transferring 164,180 shares. Dolphin Cove gained 5 cents trading 5,100 stock units to finish at $7, Elite Diagnostic lost 5 cents to close at $3.05 after exchanging 10,100 stock units, Express Catering gained 26 cents in closing at $3.76, with 59,315 shares crossing the market. Fontana settled at $4.98, with a gain of 1 cent and exchanging 99,583 shares, Fosrich closed 24 cents higher at $3.89, after crossing the exchange with 19,326 stock units, GWest Corporation fell 13 cents to 75 cents, in transferring 15,000 stock units. Honey Bun lost 1 cent in ending at $4.84, with 2,230 units changing hands, iCreate shed 2 cents to settle at 65 cents after 113,097 shares crossed the exchange, Iron Rock Insurance rose 1 cent to close at $3.21, with 10,501 stock units changing hands. Jamaican Teas gained 36 cents to close at $5.95, in crossing the market with 318,824 shares, Jetcon Corporation closed 7 cents higher at 85 cents, with 1,500 units crossing the exchange, Knutsford Express gained 20 cents in closing at $6.70, trading 8,731 units. Lasco Distributors lost 13 cents to finish at $3.01, with investors swapping 62,362 shares, Lasco Manufacturing rose 10 cents to $4 after exchanging 22,072,049 shares, Limners and Bards gained 2 cents to close at $2.55, with an exchange of 11,626 stock units. Lumber Depot lost 2 cents to settle at $1.25 after 316,007 shares crossed the market, Mailpac Group gained 7 cents to end at $2.21, with an exchange of 771,442 shares, Main Event rose 1 cent to $3 in trading 228,412 shares. Medical Disposables shed 37 cents to end at $4.30, transferring 2,000 units, Paramount Trading gained 7 cents in closing at $1.58, with an exchange of 52,014 shares and Stationery and Office Supplies picked up 5 cents to settle at $4.55, with 36,430 stock units changing hands.

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

Mailpac dominates Junior Market trading

Mailpac traded a big block of shares accounting for just under 90 percent of Tuesday’s trade as investors sent the stock higher following the release of the company’s third-quarter financials recording a 58 percent increase in revenues for the third quarter and profit more than doubling to $149 million.

Mailpac dominated trading on Tuesday with 88% of the total market volume.

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed higher with more stocks rising than falling after 178 percent more shares traded than on Monday. Trading ended with 30 securities changing hands compared to 35 on Monday and ended with the prices of 10 stocks rising, 15 declining and five remaining unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index rose 11.71 points to 2,542.10 and the average PE Ratio ended at 11 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 10,660,690 shares for $22,630,394 compared to 3,834,464 units at $9,292,519 on Monday. Mailpac Group commanded trading with 88 percent of total volume with the transfer of 9.38 million shares, followed by Tropical Battery with 2.7 percent of the day’s trade or 285,848 units and AMG Packaging with 1.8 percent or 195,000 shares.
Trading ended with an average of 355,356 units at $754,346 in contrast to 109,556 at $265,501 on Monday. The average for the month to date, was 159,902 units at $348,482, compared to 130,874 units at $288,205 on Monday. October closed with an average of 230,868 units at $535,509 trading.
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 two with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial lost 30 cents to settle at $21.20 with 780 shares passing through the market, AMG Packaging declined 13 cents and exchanged 195,000 units to finish at $1.49, CAC 2000 dropped 75 cents to end at $14 with a lone stock unit changing hands. Caribbean Assurance Brokers rose 7 cents to close at $1.90 after trading 32,563 shares, Caribbean Cream shed 79 cents to close at $3.70 with a transfer of 34,348 stocks, Caribbean Flavours gained 4 cents to finish at $1.84 with 97,200 shares passing through the market. Caribbean Producers slipped 3 cents to end at $2.31 with 57,968 stocks changing hands, Dolphin Cove fell 5 cents to close at $6.95 with 6,810 units traded, Everything Fresh increased 5 cents to finish at 77 cents with investors switching ownership of 739 shares. Express Catering dropped 24 cents to settle at $3.50 with 23,000 units passing through the market, Fontana advanced 26 cents to end at $4.97 with an exchange of 136,344 shares, Fosrich gained 13 cents to close at $3.65 with 8,473 stocks changing hands. Indies Pharma climbed 22 cents to settle at $2.80 with 28,253 shares traded, Jamaican Teas climbed 37 cents to $5.59 with a transfer of 101,354 units, Jetcon Corporation lost 7 cents and exchanged 285 units to close at 78 cents. Knutsford Express dropped 19 cents to settle at $6.50 with 15,363 shares passing through the market, Lasco Financial declined by 8 cents to finish at $2.65 with 4,955 units changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing fell 8 cents to end at $3.90 with 80,403 shares traded. Limners and Bards rose 3 cents to close at $2.53 with 20,067 stock units changing hands, Lumber Depot slipped 2 cents to $1.27 with 45,351 units passing through the market, Mailpac Group exchanged 9,384,664 shares and advanced 14 cents to settle at $2.14. Medical Disposables climbed 39 cents to finish at $4.67 with a transfer of 7,738 stocks, Stationery and Office Supplies lost 4 cents to end at $4.50 trading 2,522 stocks and Tropical Battery slipped 1 cent to close at $1.24 with 285,848 stock units crossing the exchange.
In the preference segment, CAC 2000 declined by 3 cents to settle at 96 cents with 50,000 stock units changing hands.

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

Big gain for Junior Market Index

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed higher on Friday, despite more stocks falling than rising as investors traded 80 percent more shares carrying 91 percent more value than on Thursday.
Trading ended with 35 securities changing hands, up from 34 on  Thursday and finished with 13 stocks rising, the prices of 15 declining and seven with prices remaining unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index carved out a gain of 29.75 points to settle at 2,539.03. The average PE Ratio ended at 11.4 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Trading closed with 3,359,001 shares for $7,739,063 versus 1,860,954 units at $4,046,985 on Thursday. Mailpac Group led trading with 20.6 percent of total volume with a transfer of 690,324 shares, followed by Tropical Battery with 17.9 percent for 601,792 stock units and Limners and Bards with 11 percent market share for 369,298 units.
Trading ended with an average of 95,971 units at $221,116 compared to 54,734 at $119,029 on Thursday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 135,342 units at  $292,963, compared to 145,781 units at $312,014on Thursday. October closed with an average of 230,868 units trading at $535,509.
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 five with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging lost 13 cents to settle at $1.46 with 84,210 shares changing hands, Blue Power gained 22 cents to end at $3.47, trading 2,020 shares, Cargo Handlers jumped $1.45 to finish at $7.75 with an exchange of just five stock units. Caribbean Assurance Brokers closed 7 cents lower at $1.83 with 7,702 stocks passing through the market, Caribbean Cream dropped 61 cents to settle at $4.09 with a transfer of 49,376 stocks, Caribbean Flavours advanced 17 cents to end at $1.73 with an exchange of 22,908 stocks. Derrimon Trading rose 5 cents to finish at  $2.45 with 10,150 stocks passing through the market, Dolphin Cove gained 1 cent and closed at $7 after and trading 437 shares, Everything Fresh slipped 1 cent to 74 cents with investors switching ownership of 52,621 stock units. Express Catering climbed 47 cents to end at $3.77 with 33 shares changing hands, Fosrich fell 24 cents to end at $3.69 with an exchange of 13,800 units, General Accident advanced 30 cents to finish at $6.50 with 15,826 shares passing through the market. GWest Corporation lost 1 cent to settle at 88 cents with 100 shares traded,  Indies Pharma gained 10 cents to close at $2.60 in the transfer of 16,575 stocks, Iron Rock Insurance dropped 20 cents to end at $3 with 17,544 stock units changing hands. Jetcon Corporation dipped 5 cents to finish at 75 cents after exchanging 74,587 stocks, Knutsford Express fell 11 cents to $6.69 with 329 shares passing through the market, Lasco Distributors increased 1 cent to close at $3.15 trading of 67,623 stock units. Lasco Financial lost 10 cents to end at $2.60 with 344,300 stock units changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing rose 5 cents to finish at $3.75 with a transfer of 17,883 shares, Limners and Bards dipped 1 cent and exchanged 369,298 stocks to settle at $2.50. Lumber Depot slipped 3 cents to close at $1.27 with 142,641 stock units passing through the market, Mailpac Group gained 1 cent, trading 690,324 shares to end at $2, Main Event fell 1 cent to finish at $2.99 with 1,000 stocks changing hands. Paramount Trading shed 30 cents to settle at $1.60 with investors transferring 97,894 stocks, Tropical Battery lost 3 cents to close at $1.21 with 601,792 shares traded and tTech jumped $2.60 to end at $6.70 with 40 units crossing the exchange.
In the preference segment, CAC 2000 rose 2 cents to finish at 99 cents, with 3,218 stocks changing hands.

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