3 new stocks now in IC TOP 10

Stocks mostly closed higher on the Jamaica Stock Exchange during the past week as Lasco Financial returns along with Caribbean Cement and Sagicor Group.
Leaving IC Insider TOP 10 at the end of the week are Everything Fresh, Jamaica Broilers and Sygnus Credit Investments.
Rising stock prices in the last week help in reducing the projected gains in to leading stocks compared to position at the end of the prior week. The three leading Junior Market stocks for the coming week are, Caribbean Producers with projected gains of 227 percent, followed by Iron Rock with likely gains of 213 percent and AMG Packaging with possible gains of 202 percent.
Sterling Investments with potential gains of 203 percent leads main market stocks, followed by Radio Jamaica with 150 percent and Berger Paints in third spot with the potential to gain 147 percent within twelve months.
The main market, closed the week with the overall PE at 14.8 and the Junior Market at 11.2. The PE ratio for Junior Market Top 10 stocks averages 7.2 and the main market PE 8.8. These levels, point to a big 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 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.

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.  

Junior Market gives up some gains – Tuesday

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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.  

Lasco stocks bow out of IC TOP 10

Lasco Manufacturing that IC Insider last week suggested readers keep a keen eye on, reported outstanding full year results and climbed 18.5 percent to $3.85 on Friday, exit the Junior Market IC Insider.com’s TOP 10.
Lasco Financial came in with full year results that were above the 2018 figures and the price moved up to $5. IC Insider downgraded 2020 earnings to 60 cents per share, the combination of the two changes, pushed the stock outside the TOP 10, Jetcon is the third stock to move out of the top tier. Coming in to replace the above are CAC 2000, Everything Fresh and Consolidated Bakeries, all three newcomers have been having challenges with growing profits.
Carreras reported flat profits for the year to March resulting in downgrading of 2020 profits, with the stock no longer in the TOP 10, also leaving is Caribbean Cement with the price recovering during the week to close at $78, the two are replaced by Stanley Motta and Sygnus Credit Investments.
The three leading Junior Market stocks for the coming week are, Caribbean Producers with projected gains of 272 percent, followed by Iron Rock with likely gains of 243 percent and Medical Disposables with possible gains of 233 percent.
Sterling Investments with potential gains of 174 percent leads main market stocks, followed by Radio Jamaica with 159 percent and VM Investments in third spot with the potential to gain 141 percent within twelve months.
The main market, closed the week with the overall PE at 14.8 and the Junior Market at 11.1. The PE ratio for Junior Market Top 10 stocks averages 6.8 and the main market PE 9. These levels, point to a big 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 39 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.

 

NCB Financial could hit $190 soon

NCB Financial stock could hit $190

There are not many stocks to watch this week, as earnings season is almost over, with just a few more reports to be released.
Investors responded well to companies reporting good profit gains and in the case of NCB Financial, to the increased holdings in Guardian Group. The stock seems to have broken through resistance at the $150 level. The $165 region where the stock trades at now is also a resistance area but the strong buying last week at this price point, suggests it is poised to move higher with $190 being the next point of resistance.
Lasco Manufacturing posted strong full year results during the past week with an outstanding fourth quarter that led investors to pick up almost 1.4 million shares resulting in rise of 60 cents on Friday. Barita Investments is enjoying buying interest as the value of stock prices rise and the Jamaican dollar value remains lower than at the end of March, both will likely give a big boost to profit in the June quarter.
Eppley seems to have demand that should push the price higher during the week as the company is getting set to launch an IPO for the Eppley Property Fund. Medical Disposables’ full year’s

SOS expect to maximize profits from all business lines in 2019.

results just inched higher over 2018 but closer examination indicates that the results telegraphed a powerful message about profits to come. Expect demand to pick up in the future for this stock as the company continues to grow attractively.
Stationery and Office reported good first quarter results, weeks ago driving renewed interest in the stock. The demand left supply very short, suggesting it is only a matter of time before the price moves higher. Wigton Windfarm hit a low of 72 cents during the past week but closed at 79 cents on Friday and could move back into the 80 cents range in the coming week.
Investors should keep eyes on Jamaica Producers, Sagicor Group and Honey Bun.

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.  

Wigton blows out of IC TOP 10

Investors blew Wigton shares out of IC TOP 10 last week.

Wigton Windfarm, the third highest ranked IC Insider.com TOP 10 main market stock last week, gained over 60 percent since listing on Wednesday to close at 83 cents and is now out of the TOP 10 main market stocks.
Lasco Manufacturing is the only change to the Junior Market IC Insider.com’s TOP 10, replacing Consolidated Bakery while Grace Kennedy and Jamaica Broilers are in the main market Top list replacing Wigton and Sagicor Group.
The three leading Junior Market stocks for the coming week are, Iron Rock with projected gains of 233 percent, followed by Caribbean Producers with likely gains of 233 percent and Lasco Financial with possible gains of 210 percent.  Of the three, Lasco Financial seems likely to break out after they release full year results later this week, but keep a keen eye on Lasco Manufacturing as well.
Radio Jamaica with potential gains of 165 percent leads main market stocks, followed by Sterling Investments with 156 percent likely gain and VM Investments in third spot with the potential to gain 150 percent within twelve months.
The main market, closed the week with the overall PE at 14.5 and the Junior Market at just 11.1. The PE ratio for Junior Market Top 10 stocks averages 7 and the main market PE 8.7. These levels, point to a big 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 37 percent to the average for the Junior Market Top stocks and main market stocks trade at a discount of 40 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 index jumps – Wednesday

Investors pushed the Junior Market index up 29.96 points to close at 3,128.45 on Wednesday as advancing and declining stocks were virtually tied.
At the close of market activities, 29 securities changed hands, compared to 28 on Tuesday and resulted in prices of 8 securities 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 3 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
Market activity led to an exchange of 1,339,414 units valued at $6,540,409 compared to 2,553,658 units valued at $8,541,233 on Tuesday. The average trade for the day amounts to 46,187 units for an average of $225,531 in contrast to 91,202 units for an average of $305,044 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 75,993 units for an average of $292,574 and previously, 78,159 units for an average of $297,447. 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 50 cents at $45, in trading 879 shares, AMG Packaging ended at $2, with an exchange of 9,829 stock units, Blue Power exchanged 21,313 units at $4.40, CAC 2000 traded 541 shares to finish at $12, Caribbean Producers finished trading 1,971 units at $4.80. Consolidated Bakeries lost 20 cents to close at $1.80, with 22,221 shares changing hands, Derrimon Trading ended 20 cents higher at $2.90 exchanging 30,332 shares, Everything Fresh settled 9 cents higher at $1.60, trading6 32 units. Elite Diagnostic ended trading 45,903 shares and rose 20 cents to end at $3.50, Express Catering traded 9,800 shares at $7, FosRich Group lost 25 cents to close at $4.75, with an exchange of 731,585 shares, Fontana closed at $4.50, trading 8,737 stock units. GWest Corporation concluded trading of 4,562 shares, at $1.31, Honey Bun finished at $5, with 119,800 shares crossing the exchange, iCreate settled at 90 cents, with 11,243 shares traded, Indies Pharma ended trading 6,600 stock units with a loss of 8 cents at $3.06. Jamaican Teas closed 50 cents higher at $4.70, after trading 1,000 shares, Jetcon Corporation ended with a loss of 15 cents at $1.95, with 300 shares changing hands, Key Insurance concluded trading of a mere 100 stock units with a loss of 55 cents at $3.35, KLE Group finished at $2.40, with an exchange of 100 units. Knutsford Express  settled with a loss of 60 cents at $11.90, with 3,780 shares changing hands, Lasco Distributors  ended trading with 58,015 shares at $3.75,  Lasco Financial  traded 19,462 shares at $4.68,  Lasco Manufacturing  finished trading 33,085 stock units with a loss of 7 cents at $3.43. Main Event  lost 10 cents to close at $5.40, with an exchange of 102,070 units, Medical Disposables  ended 5 cents higher at $6.85, trading 1,273 shares, SSL Venture Capital  added 8 cents to end at $1.70, trading 331 shares, Stationery and Office  settled 11 cents higher at $9.12, with an exchange of 93,450 stock units and tTech traded 500 shares and rose 38 cents to close at $6.08.

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