Drop for Junior Market – Tuesday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market index lost 20.26 points to close at 3,098.49 on Tuesday as the number of advancing and declining stocks were tied.
At the close of market activities, 28 securities changed hands, compared to 26 on Monday and resulted in prices of 13 securities rising, 13 declining and 2 remaining unchanged.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 4 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
Market activity led to an exchange of 2,553,658 units valued at $8,541,233 compared to 1,462,465 units valued at $6,385,186 on Monday. The average trade for the day amounts to 91,202 units for an average of $305,044 in contrast to 56,249 units for an average of $245,584 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 78,159 units for an average of $297,447 and previously, 56,984 units for an average of $243,157. 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 with a loss of $2.50 at $45.50, trading 500 shares, AMG Packaging fell 10 cents to $2, with an exchange of 53,412 stock units, Cargo Handlers exchanged 357 shares at $10, Caribbean Cream rose 10 cents trading of 20,000 shares at $6. Caribbean Producers traded 1,000 units with a loss of 10 cents at $4.80, Consolidated Bakeries closed 20 cents higher at $2, with 93,600 shares changing hands, Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 30 cents at $2.70, exchanging 50,657 shares, Dolphin Cove concluded trading of 3,078 shares with a loss of 5 cents to close at $12. Everything Fresh settled 6 cents higher at $1.51, with 420,000 units changing hands, Elite Diagnostic ended trading of 52,406 shares with a loss of 5 cents at $3.30, Express Catering fell 10 cents to end at $7, after exchanging 32,952 shares, FosRich Group finished trading 46,409 shares and increased by 25 cents to end at $5. Fontana closed with a loss of 5 cents at $4.50, with 406,075 stock units changing hands, GWest Corporation concluded trading of 141,652 shares, with a loss of 14 cents at $1.31, Honey Bun finished 50 cents higher at $5, with 178,006 shares crossing the exchange, iCreate settled 5 cents higher at $0.90, with 2,245 shares changing hands. Indies Pharma ended trading with 702,715 stock units after falling 1 cent to $3.14, Iron Rock traded 843 units at $3.50, ISP Finance gained 50 cents, trading 1,000 shares at $20, Jamaican Teas closed 10 cents higher at $4.20, with 248,103 shares crossing the exchange. Jetcon Corporation  ended 28 cents higher at $2.10, with 10,813 shares changing hands, Lasco Distributors  ended trading 1,000 shares with a loss of 5 cents at $3.75,  Lasco Financial  traded 9,197 shares, with a loss of 2 cents at $4.68,  Lasco Manufacturing  rose 10 cents to close at $3.50, exchanging 28,100 stock units. Medical Disposables  ended with a loss of 5 cents at $6.80, with 2,000 shares changing hands, SSL Venture Capital  finished 1 cent higher at $1.62, trading 18,161 shares, Stationery and Office settled 1 cent higher at $9.01, with 19,956 stock units changing hands and tTech traded 9,421 shares and gained 10 cents in closing at $5.70.

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

Sharp rise in Junior Market index – Monday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market index jumped sharply by 46.18 points to close at 3,118.75 on Monday as advancing stocks outpaced declining stocks by a ratio of 3 to 2.
The day’s gain brings to 11 the number of times the index recorded gained for May with just 3 days of declines.
At the close of market activities, 26 securities changed hands, compared to 25 on Friday and resulted in prices of 11 securities rising, 7 declining and 8 remaining unchanged.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
Market activity led to an exchange of 1,462,465 units valued at $6,385,186 compared to 1,770,415 units valued at $8,192,998 on Friday. The average trade for the day amounts to 56,249 units for $245,584 each, in contrast to 70,817 units for an average of $327,720 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 56,984 units for an average of $243,157 and previously, 56,984 units for an average of $243,157. 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 $2.10, with 23,718 stock units crossing the exchange, Blue Power concluded trading with 8,387 units at $4.40, Caribbean Cream ended trading of just 100 shares, with a loss of 10 cents at $5.90, Caribbean Producers rose 10 cents to $4.90, with 4,953 units changing hands. Consolidated Bakeries closed at $1.80, after exchanging of 211,500 shares, Derrimon Trading closed at $3, with 22,800 shares changing hands, Everything Fresh finished with a loss of 8 cents at $1.45, with 10,800 stock units crossing the exchange, Elite Diagnostic ended trading of 100,548 shares with a loss of 65 cents to close at $3.35. Express Catering traded 35,183 shares and rose 10 cents to $7.10, FosRich Group finished trading 498,363 shares, with a loss of 25 cents at $4.75, Fontana closed at $4.55, with 118,747 stock units changing hands, General Accident gained 50 cents to end at $4.50, with an exchange of 25,000 units. GWest Corporation concluded trading of 5,000 shares for 6 cents higher at $1.45, Honey Bun finished with a loss of 49 cents at $4.50, with 25,090 shares crossing the exchange, iCreate settled at 85 cents trading 28,733 shares, Indies Pharma traded 61,820 stock units with a loss of 3 cents to end at $3.15. ISP Finance jumped $3.50 to $19.50, trading a mere 343 shares, Jamaican Teas  closed 45 cents higher at $4.10, with 15,500 shares crossing the exchange, Jetcon Corporation  ended 2 cents higher at $1.82, in exchanging 20,100 shares, Knutsford Express settled at $12.50, with 1,957 shares crossing the exchange. Lasco Distributors  ended trading of 37,739 shares at $3.80,  Lasco Financial  exchanged 53,699 shares, 19 cents higher at $4.70, Lasco Manufacturing  finished trading 10,150 stock units and rose 6 cents higher to $3.40, Main Event closed 44 cents higher at $5.50, with an exchange of 1,209 units. Stationery and Office settled with a loss of 49 cents at $9, with 140,452 stock units changing hands and tTech traded 574 shares and rose 30 cents to end at $5.60.

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

Wigton IC TOP 10 stock sets to double

Wigton stock could double soon.

Wigton Windfarm is the third highest ranked IC Insider.com TOP 10 main market stock for this coming week, with the potential to double in price before too long, after listing.
The stock lists on Wednesday on main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange. The IPO was priced at 50 cents per share, with a PE of 8.3 times, normalized earnings for the year to March 2019. With the heavy oversubscription, the top investors will get just a fraction of what they applied for and will push the price higher to get a reasonable volume.
IC Insider.com’s TOP 10 for the coming week has five new listings as some company results encouraged increased buying and reduced selling in a number of cases in the past week.
The Junior Market list has two new listings, Jetcon Corporation and tTech that rejoin the group with falling prices while Elite Diagnostic jumped to $4 and ISP Finance climbed to $16, both on the back of good March quarter results and gave way to the two new listings.
JMMB Group surged in price and move out the TOP 10, following an announcement that the group will invest a minimum of US$200 million in Alignvest Acquisition ll Corporation, a Toronto Stock Exchange traded Special Purpose Acquisition Corporation. Also moving on are Sygnus Credit Investments with a rising price and Grace Kennedy that was edged out by Sagicor Group. Caribbean Cement fell in price to $69 and Scotia Group squeezed into the top list.
The three leading Junior Market stocks for the coming week are, Caribbean Producers with projected gains of 233 percent, Lasco Financial with likely gains of 210 percent, followed by Iron Rock with potential gains of 208 percent.  Of the three on Lasco Financial seems likely to break out after they release full year results later this month.
Radio Jamaica with potential gains of 180 percent leads main market stocks, followed by Sterling Investments with 151 percent likely gain and Wigton Windfarms in third spot with the potential to gain 140 percent within twelve months.
The main market, closed the week with the overall PE at 14.4 and the Junior Market at just 11.1, with the latter having moved up from 10.4 and the end of the prior week. The PE ratio for Junior Market Top 10 stocks averages 6.8 and the main market PE is now 8.6. These levels, point to the huge upside for TOP 10 stocks over the next 12 months and Junior Market stocks in particular.
The TOP 10 stocks now trade at an average discount of 39 percent to the average for the Junior Market Top stocks and main market stocks trade at a discount of 41 percent to the overall market.
TOP 10 stocks are likely to deliver the best returns within a 12 months period. Projected earnings, for each company’s current fiscal year, are used in determining, the selected stocks. The PE for and projected earnings for each stock are computed to show potential gains for the year, which are ranked in descending order. Potential values will change as stock prices fluctuate and will result in movements of the selection in and out of the lists for most weeks. Earnings per share are revised on an ongoing basis as new information is received that can result in changes in and out of the list.

This report is compiled by persons who may have interest in the securities commented on.

Junior Market bounces – Thursday

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The Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market index bounced for a second day with a rise of 16.36 points to 3,105.58 on Thursday.
The day’s gain brings to 7 the number of times the index gain out of the last 8 trading days
At the close of market activities, 26 securities changed hands, compared to 28 on Wednesday and resulted in prices of 11 securities 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 5 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
Market activity led to an exchange of 1,481,572 shares at $6,322,070 compared to 1,527,469 units valued at $5,859,798 on Wednesday. The average traded for the day is 56,984 units for an at $243,157 each, in contrast to 54,552 units for an average of $209,278 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 79,372 units valued at $298,631 and previously, 81,351 units valued at $303,536. 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 30 cents higher at $2.15,with 1,000 stock units traded, Cargo Handlers settled at $10, with an exchange of 5,819 shares, Caribbean Flavours traded 33,650 stock units, at $16.50, Caribbean Producers closed trading with 47,875 shares and rose 15 cents to end at $4.90. Derrimon Trading ended 4 cents higher at $2.85, with 12,921 shares changing hands. Everything Fresh settled at $1.53, with an exchange of 98,588 units, Elite Diagnostic ended trading with 366,435 shares and climbed 34 cents higher to end at $3.50, Express Catering traded 22,427 shares with a loss of 10 cents at $6.90. FosRich Group ended the trading of 59,176 shares, at $5, Fontana closed with a loss of 5 cents at $4.55, in exchanging 96,454 stock units, General Accident ended with a loss of 39 cents at $4.10, with 9,800 units traded, GWest Corporation concluded trading of 42,971 shares at $1.39. Honey Bun finished 20 cents higher at $4, with 114,649 shares changing hands, iCreate settled with a loss of 5 cents at $0.85, with an exchange of 41,886 shares, Indies Pharma ended trading of 42,723 stock units, with a loss of 5 cents in closing at $3.30, ISP Finance jumped $1.30 to close at $12.50 after trading 430 shares. Jamaican Teas closed 10 cents higher at $4.20, after trading 106,203 shares, Jetcon Corporation ended with a loss of 10 cents at $2.40, with an exchange of 76,185 shares, KLE Group  finished trading 12,059 units at $2.40,  Knutsford Express  settled at $12.50, with 13,621 shares changing hands, Lasco Distributors  ended trading with 111,463 shares and rose 1 cent higher to $3.90.  Lasco Financial  traded 41,105 shares, with a loss of 10 cents to close at $4.60,  Lasco Manufacturing  closed 16 cents higher at $3.50, with 29,767 stock units changing hands, Main Event  closed 6 cents higher at $5.06, with 16,165 units changing hands, Stationery and Office climbed $1.20 higher to $9.70, with an exchange of 73,200 stock units and tTech traded 5,000 shares with a loss of 29 cents to close at $5.90.

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

Falling Junior Market stocks dominate

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Wednesday in an exchange of 1,527,469 units valued at $5,859,798, compared to 1,508,027 units valued at $8,243,329 on Tuesday.
At the close of market activities, 28 securities changed hands, compared to 27 on Tuesday. Trading resulted in prices of 9 securities rising, 12 declining and 7 remaining unchanged. The Junior Market index climbed 18.73 points to 3,089.22.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 8 with lower offers.
Trading ended with an average of 54,552 units for an average of $209,278 in contrast to 55,853 units for an average of $305,308 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 81,351 units valued at $303,536 and previously, 84,172 units valued at $313,458. In contrast, April closed with an average of 87,963 units valued $317,267 for each security traded.
At the close of the market, Blue Power concluded trading of 5,300 units with a loss of 30 cents at $4.40, Cargo Handlers lost 75 cents in closing at $10, with an exchange of just 300 shares, Caribbean Producers finished trading with 38,112 units, and fell 15 cents to end at $4.75. Consolidated Bakeries closed at $1.80, in trading 1,300 shares, Derrimon Trading ended 31 cents higher at $2.81, while exchanging 244,762 shares, Dolphin Cove concluded trading of 756 shares, with a loss of 5 cents in closing at $12, Everything Fresh settled with a loss of 7 cents at $1.53, with 180,495 units changing hands. Elite Diagnostic ended trading with 111,323 shares and rose 16 cents higher to $3.16, Express Catering traded 56,263 shares at $7, FosRich Group traded 31,741 shares, at $5, Fontana closed 10 cents higher at $4.60, with 470,171 stock units changing hands. General Accident ended with a loss of 1 cent at $4.49, with 10,000 units traded. GWest Corporation concluded trading with 14,282 shares, after rising 2 cents higher to $1.39, Honey Bun finished with a loss of 25 cents at $3.80, trading 3,948 shares, iCreate settled at 90 cents, with 29,014 shares crossing the exchange, Indies Pharma ended trading 36,600 stock units and rose 10 cents to close at $3.35. Iron Rock traded 116,347 units with a loss of 40 cents in closing at $3.50, Jamaican Teas closed 55 cents higher at $4.10, with an exchange of 24,296 shares, Jetcon Corporation  added 20 cents to close at $2.50, with 500 shares traded, Knutsford Express fell 25 cents to $12.50, trading 1,150 shares. Lasco Distributors ended trading of 29,827 shares, at $3.89,  Lasco Financial  exchanged 6,000 shares, and rose 20 cents to close at $4.70,  Lasco Manufacturing  finished trading 3,260 stock units after falling 26 cents to end at $3.34, Main Event closed with a loss of 50 cents at $5, with 8,129 units changing hands. Medical Disposables ended at $6.85, while exchanging 2,000 shares, SSL Venture Capital finished with a loss of 9 cents at $1.61, with 28,000 shares traded and Stationery and Office settled at $8.50 with an exchange of 72,193 stock units. In the junior market preference segment, Derrimon Trading ended 10 cents higher at $2, with 1,400 stock units changing hands.

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

Falling Junior Markets stocks batter others

FosRich traded at an all-time high of $5 on Tuesday.

Junior Market climbed higher – Tuesday the market index falling climbed 27.93 points to 3,070.49 as declining stocks outnumbered rising ones.
Trading ended with 27 securities changing hands, leading to an exchange of 1,508,027 units valued at $8,243,329 compared to 931,633 units valued at $3,535,850 from 28 securities on Monday.  Prices of 8 securities advanced, 14 declined and 6 remained unchanged
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 6 with lower offers.
Trading ended with an average of 55,853 units for an average of $305,308 in contrast to 33,273 units for an average of $126,280 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 84,172 units valued at $313,458 and previously, 87,372 units valued at $314,379. 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 7,703 shares, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 4 cents at $1.85 as 25,221 stock units changed hands, Blue Power concluded trading of 94,155 units and rose 10 cents to $4.70. Cargo Handlers settled with a loss of 20 cents at $10.75, after trading 188 shares, Caribbean Cream ended trading of 1,500 shares and gained 73 cents to close at $6, Caribbean Flavours climbed 50 cents higher to $16.50, with an exchange of 6,000 stock units, Caribbean Producers finished trading 13,368 units, with a loss of 9 cents at $4.90. Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 18 cents at $2.50, with 16,500 shares changing hands, Dolphin Cove concluded trading with 1,425 shares at $12.05, Everything Fresh settled with a loss of 2 cents at $1.60, after trading 21,040 units, Express Catering traded 309,083 shares with a loss of 29 cents to close at $7. FosRich Group jumped to a new closing high of $5 after rising 33 cents with 74,653 shares trading. Fontana closed with a loss of 30 cents at $4.50, with 262,762 stock units trading, General Accident ended with a loss of 39 cents at $4.50, with an exchange of 1,180 units, GWest Corporation concluded trading with 35,000 shares after rising 2 cents to $1.37, Honey Bun finished at $4.05, with 3,000 shares trading. Indies Pharma ended trading 37,882 stock units with a loss of 9 cents at $3.25, Jamaican Teas  lost 65 cents in closing at $3.55, trading 114,500 shares, Jetcon Corporation  ended at $2.30, with 109,780 shares changing hands, Knutsford Express  settled with a loss of 25 cents at $12.75, in trading 9,170 shares. Lasco Distributors  ended trading 30,777 shares, at $3.89,  Lasco Financial  traded 6,725 shares with a loss of 50 cents at $4.50,  Lasco Manufacturing  finished trading 55,165 stock units and rose 10 cents to settle at $3.60,  Main Event  closed with a loss of 10 cents at $5.50, in exchanging 2,000 units. Paramount Trading  concluded trading of 400 shares at $2.10, investors acted strongly to a 30 percent rise in the profit of Stationery and Office by driving the price up by $1.49 to close at $8.50 with 198,850 stock units changing hands and tTech traded 70,000 shares 9 cents higher at $6.19.

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

Junior Market climbed higher – Monday

Fontana ended at a record close of $4.80.

Trading levels dropped on the Junior Market on Monday with the number of securities falling compared to Friday.
Trading volume fell 47 percent and the value traded fell 63 percent from Friday’s levels,
ending with 28 securities changing hands and an exchange of 931,633 units valued at $3,535,851, compared to trading of 32 securities and 1,771,092 units valued at $9,457,886, on Friday.
Although, trading levels declined, the market climbed 23.23 points to 3,098.42 as the prices of 11 securities advanced, 9 declined and 8 remained unchanged.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 3 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
Trading ended with an average of 33,273 units for an average of $126,280 in contrast to 55,347 units for an average of $295,559 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 87,372 units valued at $314,379 and previously, 94,551 units valued at $339,340. 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 $1 higher at $45, with 620 shares traded, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 1 cent at $1.89, with an exchange of 26,107 stock units, Blue Power concluded trading of 2,100 units, at $4.60, Caribbean Flavours declined by 50 cents, to close at $16, with 770 stock units changing hands. Caribbean Producers finished trading 3,020 units and rose 39 cents to $4.99, Consolidated Bakeries closed at $1.80, with an exchange of 2,850 shares, Derrimon Trading ended at $2.68, in exchanging 17,732 shares, Everything Fresh settled 2 cents higher at $1.62, with 48,759 units changing hands. Express Catering traded 8,114 shares and rose 13 cents, to end at $7.29, FosRich Group finished trading 21,724 shares and gained 27 cents to a new closing high of $4.67, Fontana closed 30 cents higher at a new closing high of $4.80, with an exchange of 200,841 stock units. General Accident jumped 87 cents higher to $4.89, with 5,100 units changing hands, GWest Corporation concluded trading of 34,500 shares, with a loss of 4 cents at $1.35, Honey Bun finished with a loss of 5 cents at $4.05, with an exchange of 47,710 shares, iCreate settled at 90 cents, with 2,500 shares trading. Indies Pharma ended trading 281,171 stock units after adding 14 cents in closing at $3.34, Jamaican Teas closed 10 cents higher at $4.20, with 1,898 shares changing hands, Jetcon Corporation  ended with a loss of 18 cents at $2.30, with 8,088 shares crossing the exchange, but traded earlier, at an intraday 52 weeks’ low of $2.29. Key Insurance  concluded trading with 1,247 stock units, after rising 20 cents to end at $3.90, Lasco Distributors traded 65,399 shares with a loss of 1 cent at $3.89,  Lasco Financial  ended at $5, with 28,300 shares changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing  finished with a loss of 2 cents at $3.50, in trading 15,511 stock units. Main Event closed 60 cents higher at $5.60, with an exchange of 888 units, Paramount Trading  concluded trading with 11,750 shares at $2.10, SSL Venture Capital finished at $1.70, with 2,846 shares passing through the exchange. Stationery and Office settled at $7.01 with 60,158 stock units changing hands and tTech traded with a loss of 10 cents at $6.10, with the trading of 6,300 shares. In the junior market preference segment, Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 8 cents at $1.90, with 25,630 stock units changing hands.

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

More changes in IC TOP 10

Eight consecutive days of record close, for the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended last week, but that did not prevent new additions to the main market IC Insider.com’s TOP 10.
At the same time, the Junior Market recorded strong gains in the week and reduced the year to date loss of nearly 10 percent to April down to just 5.3 percent.  While a number of companies released profit results last week many more are due this past and the market could get a jolt from some of them.
At the end of the past week, Jamaica Broilers and Stanley Motta moved out of the main market TOP 10 while Lasco Manufacturing and tTech moved up in price and left the Junior Market TOP 10.
Consolidated Bakeries and Main Event are the new additions to the Junior Market TOP 10 while IC Insider’s long standing TOP 10 main market stock, welcomed back, Sygnus Credit Investments that dropped out the previous week returns to the main market TOP 10 along with Grace Kennedy that reported below average first quarter results.
The three leading Junior Market stocks for the coming week are, Caribbean Producers with projected gains of 248 percent, Elite Diagnostic with likely gains of 233 percent, followed by AMG Packaging with potential gains of 216 percent.
Radio Jamaica with potential gains of 173 percent leads main market stocks, followed by Sterling Investments with 151 percent likely gain and Victoria Mutual Investments in third spot with potential to gain 148 percent.
 Wigton Windfarm, Jamaica’s latest initial public share offer, sits in at the 4 position on the main market stock list. The stock comes to the market at 50 cents per share and boast a PE of 8.3 times normalized earnings for the year to March 2019. With the heavy oversubscription, the top investors will get just a fraction of what they applied for will certainly pushed the price higher when it lists and start trading.
The main market, closed the week with the overall PE at 14.4 and the Junior Market at just 10.4. The PE ratio for Junior Market Top 10 stocks averages 6.7 and the main market PE is now 8.5. These levels, point to the huge upside for the TOP 10 stocks over the next 12 months and Junior Market stocks in particular.
The TOP 10 stocks now trade at an average discount of 36 percent to the average for the Junior Market Top stocks and main market stocks trade at a discount of 41 percent to the overall market.
TOP 10 stocks are likely to deliver the best returns within a 12 months period. Projected earnings, for each company’s current fiscal year, are used in determining, the selected stocks. The PE for and projected earnings for each stock are computed to show potential gains for the year, which are ranked in descending order. Potential values will change as stock prices fluctuate and will result in movements of the selection in and out of the lists for most weeks. Earnings per share are revised on an ongoing basis as new information is received that can result in changes in and out of the list.

This report is compiled by persons who may have interest in the securities commented on.

Big gain for Junior Market – Wednesday

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange made good gains in trading on Wednesday, leading to a strong 45.43 points rise in the market index to close at 3,060.54 but with 52 percent less volume than on Tuesday.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 10 securities advanced, 5 declined and 8 remained unchanged. Trading ended with 24 securities changing hands, leading to an exchange of 1,734,955 units valued at $7,708,054, compared to trading of 28 securities on 3,635,699 units valued at $13,729,423 on Tuesday.
The market closed with the prices of 11 stocks advancing, 5 declining and 8 remaining unchanged.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
Trading ended with an average of 72,290 units for an average of $321,169 in contrast to 129,846 units for an average of $490,337 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 108,262 units valued at $359,706 and previously, 115,060 units valued at $366,988. 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 traded 4,618 stock units in ending at $2, Caribbean Flavours closed trading of 63,000 stock units at $16.50, Caribbean Producers finished trading just 100 units and rose 18 cents to $4.98, Derrimon Trading ended at $2.70, with 7,000 shares changing hands, Dolphin Cove concluded trading of 54,000 shares at $12.05. Everything Fresh finished with a loss of 5 cents at $1.55, with an exchange of 22,876 stock units, Elite Diagnostic settled 35 cents higher at $3.35, with 83,722 units crossing the exchange, Express Catering ended with a loss of 55 cents at $7.15, in the trading of 4,770 shares. FosRich Group added  5 cents to end at $4.10, with 3,814 shares trading, Fontana gained 40 cents to close at a new all-time high of $4.70, with 242,766 shares changing hands, General Accident closed 49 cents higher at $4.49, with an exchange of 110,830 stock units, GWest Corporation ended at $1.35, with 51,272 units traded. Honey Bun concluded trading with 9,174 shares and lost 35 cents to end at $3.80, iCreate closed trading of 10,200 shares with a gain of 7 cents to end at 85 cents, Indies Pharma  exchanged 603,300 shares at $3.35,  Iron Rock  settled with a loss of 40 cents at $3.50, with 256 shares. Jamaican Teas  closed 21 cents higher at $4.15, with 32,934 units changing hands, Jetcon Corporation  finished trading at $2.30, in exchanging 17,863 shares. Lasco Distributors traded 116,192 units for 1 cent higher, at $3.90, Lasco Financial settled at $4.40, trading 124,901 shares, Lasco Manufacturing ended with a rise of 39 cents to $3.64, with the trading of 116,121 shares, Main Event traded 25,000 shares with a loss of 1 cent at $5. Medical Disposables climbed $1 higher to close at $7.50, with 8,000 stock units changing hands and Stationery and Office concluded trading of 22,246 shares with a gain of 26 cents to close at $7.01.

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

Junior Market trading picks up – Tuesday

Fontana finished the trading of 3.7 million shares to end at a record close of $4.01.

Volume traded on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange surged 275 percent from Monday’s level and leading the market index to gain 14.36 points to close at 3,015.11.
Trading ended with 28 securities changed hands, leading to increased trading of 3,635,699 units valued at $13,729,423, as General Accident traded more than 2.3 million shares, compared to trading of 26 securities on Monday that led to 970,319 units valued at $3,350,642 changing hands.
The market closed with the prices of 13 stocks advancing, 10 declining and 5 remaining unchanged.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 6 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
Trading ended with an average of 129,846 units for an average of $490,337 in contrast to 37,320 units for an average of $128,871 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 115,060 units valued at $366,988 and previously, 110,879 units valued at $332,102. 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 20 cents higher at $43.20, with an exchange of 15,421 shares, AMG Packaging ended at $2, with 24,635 stock units changing hands, Blue Power traded 15,366 with the price rising 30 cents to close at $4.30, Cargo Handlers settled with a loss of 5 cents at $10.95, in trading 15,000 shares. Caribbean Producers declined 5 cents to close at $4.80, while exchanging 27,053 units, Consolidated Bakeries gained 9 cents to close at $1.94, trading 40,000 shares, Derrimon Trading lost 2 cents and ended at $2.70, as 25,411 shares crossed the exchange, Dolphin Cove concluded trading of 54,000 shares to close at $12.05. Elite Diagnostic exchanged 13,335 units after rising 5 cents to end at $3, Everything Fresh finished 10 cents higher at $1.60, with an exchange of 23,367 stock units, Express Catering ended trading of 11,190 shares after rising 55 cents to end at $7.70. Fontana gained 10 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $4.30, with 87,760 shares changing hands. The price hit an all-time high of $4.50, as the supply of the stock has sharply declined, ahead of the release of the company’s March results. FosRich Group exchanged 11,719 shares and rose 5 cents in closing at $4.05, General Accident closed with a loss of 30 cents at $4, after an exchange of 2,303,000 stock units. GWest Corporation ended at $1.35 trading 138,500 units, Honey Bun concluded trading of a mere 200 shares and fell 5 cents to end at $4.15, iCreate closed trading of 417,640 shares with a fall of 8 cents to end at all-time low of 78 cents. Indies Pharma gained 23 cents to close at $3.35, in exchanging 185,468 shares, Jetcon Corporation traded 12,360 shares band declined 20 cents to close at $2.30, Knutsford Express exchanged just 600 shares and lost 5 cents to end at $12.95, Lasco Distributors rose 3 cents to end at $3.89, with 23,874 units changing hands. Lasco Financial  closed with a gain of 15 cents at $4.40, with an exchange of 52,032 shares, Lasco Manufacturing added 5 cents trading 30,200 to close at $3.25, Main Event traded 10,000 and closed at $6, Medical Disposables finished trading 19,000 stock units with a loss of 50 cents at $6.50. Paramount Trading closed at $2.04, with exchange of 23,245 units, SSL Venture Capital ended 10 cents higher at $1.60, while trading of 8,500 shares and tTech loss of 3 cents trading 46,823 shares to close at $5.15.

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