Junior Market opens November down

The pattern of mostly rising month end prices followed by mostly falling prices to start the new month was on show again, with the Junior Market recording just 4 stocks rising on first of November while 13 declined thus reversing the 11 to 5 advance decline ratio on the last day of October.
Trading ended with 23 securities changing hands, versus 25 on Wednesday, with 1,326,877 units valued at $5,969,489 changing hands, compared to 7,039,541 units valued at $46,203,913 on Wednesday. At the end of trading the Junior Market Index declined 33.05 points to close at 3,273.51.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading had 9 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices, while 3 closed with lower offers.
Trading ended with an average of a mere 57,690 units for an average of $259,543 in contrast to 281,582 units for an average of $1,848,156 on Wednesday. October, ended with an average of 69,421 units valued at $347,455 for each security traded.
At the close of trading, AMG Packaging ended 15 cents higher at $1.95, in exchanging 3,230 stock units, before the company released full year results showing profit from continuing operations of $38 million versus $37 million in 2017 or 7 cents per share. The company incurred loss from discontinued operation of $68 million. CAC 2000 finished at $16, trading 30,520 shares, Caribbean Producers finished trading 53,086 units with a loss of 55 cents to close at $6, Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 32 cents at $2.50, with 165,200 shares changing hands, Dolphin Cove concluded trading of 77,348 shares with a loss of 15 cents at $14.85. Elite Diagnostic closed 1 cent higher at $3.18, with an exchange of 19,090 stock units, Eppley settled with a loss of 5 cents at $8.10, trading 3,670 units, Everything Fresh fell 6 cents in trading 131,509 shares, to close at $2, Express Catering ended trading 3,500 shares with a loss of 2 cents at $7.83, FosRich Group traded 54,753 shares with the price rising 14 cents higher to $3.19. Honey Bun ended with a loss of 33 cents at $3.81, with an exchange of 82,875 units, Indies Pharma closed at $3.30 with 38,362 shares changing hands, Jamaican Teas settled 10 cents higher at $4.10, with 1,186 shares changing hands, Jetcon Corporation ended trading with of 27,349 stock units with a loss of 14 cents at $3.71, Knutsford Express closed with a loss of 20 cents at $11.80, trading 400 shares. Lasco Distributors ended at $4, while exchanging 258,017 shares, Lasco Financial concluded trading of 96,042 stock units, with a loss of 5 cents at $5.40. Subsequent to the close of trading the company reported net profit after tax falling 39 percent for the second quarter to September to $61 million. Lasco Manufacturing finished with a loss of 36 cents at $3.30, with 17,100 units changing hands, Main Event settled with a loss of 40 cents at $6.10, in swapping 12,504 shares. Medical Disposables ended trading 2,000 shares, with a loss of 1 cent to close at $9, Paramount Trading to close at $2.75, with 235,512 shares changing hands, SSL Venture Capital traded 1,827 shares at $2 and Stationery and Office finished trading 11,797 stock units with a loss of 50 cents to close at $9.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Junior Market down again – Tuesday

Medical Disposables traded at new all-time high of $10.

The Junior Market Index lost 18.06 points to close at 3,289.45, on Tuesday with 29 securities trading, versus 26 on Monday. At the close 11 advanced, 10 declined and 8 remained unchanged.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading had 9 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices, while 3 closed with lower offers.
The market traded just 1,044,222 units valued at $3,800,904, compared to 758,861 units valued at $3,466,162 on Monday.
Trading ended with an average of a mere 36,008 units for an average of $131,066 in contrast to 29,187 units for an average of $133,314 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 59,915 units valued at $276,934 and previously 61,226 units valued at $280,213. September, ended with an average of 484,335 at $2,628,299 for each security traded.
At the close of trading, AMG Packaging ended trading at $1.80, with 108,833 stock units exchanged, CAC2000 finished trading 200 shares at $16, Caribbean Cream ended with a loss of $1.10 at $5.65, trading 20,000 shares, Caribbean Flavours traded 510 stock units and rose $1 to $18, Caribbean Producers finished trading with a loss of 1 cent at $6.50, with 40,000 units. Consolidated Bakeries closed with a loss of 11 cents at $2.29, in exchanging 167 shares, Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 41 cents at $2.41, in trading of 46,715 shares, Elite Diagnostic finished trading 28,229 stock units at $3.17, Eppley settled with a loss of 85 cents at $8.15, with 1,000 units changing hands. Everything Fresh fell 6 cents in trading 18,369 shares, to close at $2, Express Catering ended trading 6,486 shares and rose 10 cents to $8.10, FosRich Group traded at $3.10, in exchanging 103,268 shares, General Accident finished trading 1,500 shares and closed 25 cents higher at $3.75, GWest Corporation closed 10 cents higher at $1.70, with 23,477 stock units. Honey Bun ended with a loss of 5 cents at $4.05, trading 61,379 units, Indies Pharma rose 10 cents and closed at $3.20 with 128,477 shares changing hands, Iron Rock concluded trading 20 cents higher at $5, in swapping 9,500 shares, ISP Finance finished trading 3,300 shares at $20, Jamaican Teas settled with a loss of 9 cents at $4, in exchanging 2,435 shares. Jetcon Corporation gained 20 cents to end at $3.70, in trading 298,550 stock units, Knutsford Express closed 20 cents higher at $12, with 366 shares changing hands, Lasco Distributors ended at $4, in exchanging 83,099 shares, Lasco Financial concluded trading of 16,666 stock units and closed 5 cents higher at $5.50. Lasco Manufacturing finished with a loss of 16 cents at $3.60, exchanging 16,031 units, Main Event settled 40 cents higher at $6.50, trading 1,000 shares, Medical Disposables jumped $2.50 to an all-time high of $10, with 9,174 shares being exchanged, Paramount Trading ended at $2.75, with 300 shares changing hands, SSL Venture Capital traded 7,173 shares but lost 5 cents to close at $2 and Stationery and Office finished trading of 8,018 stock units at $9.50.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Junior Market slips – Monday

The Junior Market Index lost 7.26 points to close at 3,307.46, on Monday with 26 securities trading, versus 22 on Friday. At the close 9 advanced, 9 declined and 8 remained unchanged.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading had 5 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices, while 6 closed with lower offers.
The market traded just 758,861 units valued at $3,466,162 compared to 707,099 units valued at $2,876,348 on Friday.
Trading ended with an average of a mere 29,187 units for an average of $133,314 in contrast to 32,141 units for an average of $130,743 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 61,226 units valued at $280,213 and previously 62,882 units valued at $287,807. September, ended with an average of 484,335 at $2,628,299 for each security traded.
At the close of trading, Access Financial closed $1 higher at $50, in trading of 1,229 shares, AMG Packaging ended at $1.80, with 20,000 stock units changing hands, Cargo Handlers settled 25 cents higher at $13, trading 1,461 shares, Caribbean Cream ended trading 85 cents higher at $6.75, while exchanging 18,700 shares, Caribbean Producers finished trading 23,719 units with a loss of 29 cents at $6.51. Derrimon Trading ended 2 cents higher at $2.82, exchanging 18,750 shares, Dolphin Cove concluded trading 1,963 shares and rose 10 cents to $15, Elite Diagnostic finished at $3.17, trading 15,175 stock units, Everything Fresh gained 2 cents in trading 106,904 shares, to close at $2.06, Express Catering ended trading with a loss of 20 cents at $8, with 111,028 shares. FosRich Group traded 16,877 shares with a loss of 60 cents at $3.10, General Accident finished trading 108,000 shares, with a loss of 45 cents to close at $3.50, Honey Bun ended with a loss of 5 cents at $4.10, while exchanging 18,000 units, Indies Pharma rose 10 cents and closed at $3.10 with 126,444 shares changing hands, Jamaican Teas settled with a loss of 1 cent at $4.09, trading 25,926 shares. Jetcon Corporation ended trading 2,200 stock units with a loss of 30 cents at $3.50, KLE Group finished trading 550 shares at $3.75, Knutsford Express closed with a loss of 20 cents at $11.80, with 1,550 shares trading, Lasco Distributors ended at $4, trading 26,700 shares. Lasco Financial concluded trading 1,672 stock units with a loss of 5 cents at $5.45, Lasco Manufacturing finished 16 cents higher at $3.76, in exchanging 3,166 units, Main Event settled 15 cents higher at $6.10, with 91,364 shares changing hands, Medical Disposables ended trading 1,600 shares at $7.50, Paramount Trading ended at $2.75, in exchanging 13,224 shares SSL Venture Capital traded 400 shares at $2.05 and Stationery and Office finished trading 2,259 stock units, ending unchanged at $9.50.

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

Junior Market in big drop – Wednesday

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The Junior Market Index dived 44.46 points to close at 3,265.13, on Wednesday with 30 securities traded, compared to 23 on Tuesday, as 14 advanced, 9 declined and 7 remained unchanged.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading jumped sharply to 7 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices, while 2 closed with lower offers.
The market traded a mere 427,247 units valued at $2,611,085 compared to 549,331 units valued at $2,101,338 on Tuesday.
Trading ended with an average of a mere 14,242 units for an average of $87,036 in contrast to 23,884 units for an average of $91,363 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 65,954 units valued at $303,460 and 69,570 units valued at $318,595, previously. September, ended with an average of 484,335 at $2,628,299 for each security traded.
At the close of trading, Access Financial closed 60 cents higher at $46.10, in exchanging 290 shares, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 2 cents at a 52 weeks’ low of $1.80, with 2,000 stock units trading, Blue Power concluded trading of 12,076 units, with a loss of 54 cents to close at $6.50, CAC 2000 fell $1 to $16, with 13,439 shares changing hands, Cargo Handlers settled with a loss of 1 cent at $12.75, with 3,628 shares being traded. Caribbean Cream ended trading 55 cents higher at $5.35, with 20,000 shares, Caribbean Producers finished trading 1,936 units at $6.84, Consolidated Bakeries closed 10 cents higher at $2.40, swapping 5,000 shares, Derrimon Trading gained 2 cents to $2.82, with 10,244 shares trading. Dolphin Cove concluded trading of 29,000 shares with a loss of $2.20 to end at $14.80, Elite Diagnostic finished 5 cents higher at $3.45, swapping 13,958 stock units, Everything Fresh gained 8 cents in trading 18,000 shares to close at $1.88, Express Catering ended trading 17,300 shares with a loss of 30 cents to close at $8, FosRich Group traded 3,000 shares with a loss of 70 cents to finish at $3.10. General Accident finished trading 2,000 shares and rose 25 cents to $3.95, GWest Corporation closed with a gain of 5 cents at $1.60, in exchanging 39,615 stock units, Honey Bun ended at $4.05, with 300 units changing hands, Indies Pharma gained 5 cents to end at $3 with 8,564 shares changing hands, Iron Rock concluded trading of 2,000 shares and rose 3 cents to $4.73. Jamaican Teas settled at $4.10, with a mere 100 shares trading, Jetcon Corporation ended trading of a mere 200 stock units and rose by 35 cents to $3.85, Knutsford Express closed at $12, with 11,495 shares trading, Lasco Distributors ended with a loss of 4 cents at $3.90, with 64,426 shares being exchanged. Lasco Financial concluded trading of 96,407 stock units at $5.30, Lasco Manufacturing closed at $3.50, with 7,932 units changing hands, Main Event settled at $6, in trading 6,938 shares, Medical Disposables ended trading with 650 shares after rising 30 cents to a 52 weeks’ high of $7.50, Paramount Trading traded 25 cents higher at $2.75, with 2,000 shares,SSL Venture Capital traded 1,000 shares and gained 5 cent to close at $2.05 and Stationery and Office finished trading 33,749 stock units with a loss of 40 cents to $9.50.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Junior Market drops points

Blue Power ended trading at a new record closing high.

The Junior Market Index slipped 10.99 points on Tuesday to close at 3,309.59, with 23 securities traded, the same as on Monday, as 9 advanced, 10 declined and 4 remained unchanged.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading jumped sharply to 8 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices, while 2 closed with lower offers.
The market traded a mere 549,331 units valued at $2,101,338 compared to 1,064,667 units valued at $4,531,797 on Monday.
Trading ended with an average of 23,884 units for an average of $91,363 in contrast to 46,290 units for an average of $197,035 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 69,570 units valued at $318,595 and 72,158 units valued at $331,468, previously. September, ended with an average of 484,335 at $2,628,299 for each security traded.
At the close of trading, Blue Power concluded trading of 2,764 units as the price rose 54 cents higher to end at record closing high of $7.04, Cargo Handlers settled 26 cents higher at $13.75, in the swapping of 1,406 shares, Caribbean Producers finished trading 29,732 units and the price climbed 9 cents to $6.84, Consolidated Bakeries closed 30 cents higher at $2.30, with 4,612 shares changing hands, Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 2 cents at $2.80, trading 69,406 shares. Dolphin Cove concluded trading of 5,000 shares at $17, Express Catering ended trading 15,327 shares, with a loss of 20 cents at $8.30, FosRich Group traded just 516 shares with a loss of 10 cents to close at $3.80, General Accident finished trading 3,010 shares with a loss of 25 cents to $3.70. GWest Corporation closed with a loss of 25 cents at an all-time low of $1.55, with 54,823 stock units changing hands, Honey Bun ended 5 cents higher at $4.05, exchanging 5,906 units, Indies Pharma gained 9 cents to end at $2.95 with 220,937 shares changing hands. Jamaican Teas settled 10 cents higher at $4.10, while trading 8,857 shares, Jetcon Corporation ended the trading of 4,872 stock units with a loss of 40 cents at $3.50, Knutsford Express closed at $12, with 3,000 shares changing hands, Lasco Distributors ended with a loss of 6 cents at $3.94, in swapping 56,009 shares, Lasco Financial concluded trading of 12,365 stock units with a loss of 15 cents at $5.30, Lasco Manufacturing finished with a loss of 26 cents at $3.50, in exchanging 2,894 units. Main Event settled 5 cents higher at $6, with 13,581 shares trading, Medical Disposables ended trading at $7.20, with 18,100 shares changing hands, after it traded at $9.50, SSL Venture Capital traded 13,416 shares at $2 and Stationery and Office finished trading 40 cents higher at $9.90, with just 2,533 stock units. In the junior market preference segment, Eppley 8.25% preference shares ended trading of 265 units lost 5 cents to close at $6.06.

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

Junior Market down 5% in 4 days

The Junior Market Index declined again on Friday, dropping 41.51 and bringing the losses since Tuesday to 171.12 points or 5 percent as the market closed the week at 3,241.74. IC bid-offer Indicator suggest that the market could bounce big on Monday.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading jumped sharply to 13 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices, while 4 closed with lower offers.
The market closed with 26 securities changing hands as 9 advanced, 9 declined and 8 remained unchanged, compared to Thursday with the trading of 29 securities. Investors swapped 1,069,876 units valued at $5,375,641, compared to 1,535,498 units valued at $7,110,385 on Thursday.
Trading ended with an average of 41,149 units for an average of $206,755 in contrast to 66,761 units for an average of $309,147 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 83,015 units valued at $339,541 and 76,083 units valued at $349,211, previously. September, ended with an average of 484,335 at $2,628,299 for each security traded.
At the close of trading, Access Financial closed at $45.50, after exchanging 126 shares, Blue Power concluded trading 30 cents higher at $6.30, with 3,000 units, CAC 2000 finished at $18, with 5,278 shares trading, Caribbean Cream dropped $1.95 and ended trading 12,577 shares to close at $4.80, Caribbean Flavours traded with a loss of 1.50 cents at $17, with 10,000 stock units. Caribbean Producers finished trading 13,101 units with a loss of 14 cents at $6.75, Derrimon Trading ended 2 cents higher at $2.82, after exchanging 99,114 shares, Elite Diagnostic finished 10 cents higher at $3.50, with 21,229 stock units changing hands, Everything Fresh gained 10 cents in trading 7,903 shares to close at $2, Express Catering ended trading with a loss of 30 cents at $8, in exchanging 324,956 shares. FosRich Group traded 10,694 shares and rose 20 cents higher to $3.90, General Accident finished trading 1,400 shares at $3.95, GWest Corporation closed at $1.80, with an exchange of 26,475 stock units, Honey Bun ended at $4, with 19,254 units changing hands. Indies Pharma rose 30 cents to end at $3 with 86,875 shares changing hands. Jamaican Teas settled with a loss of 20 cents at $4, with 21,360 shares trading, Jetcon Corporation ended trading 131,851 stock units with a loss of 5 cents to end at $3.45, Knutsford Express closed 50 cents higher at $12, with 3,428 shares changing hands, Lasco Distributors ended 6 cents higher at $4.06, after exchanging 20,209 shares. Lasco Financial concluded trading 14,722 stock units to close at $5.30, Lasco Manufacturing finished with a loss of 30 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $3, trading 226,840 units, Medical Disposables ended trading 1,000 shares with a loss of 29 cents at $7.20, Paramount Trading closed market activity with 1,084 shares trading to end 5 cents higher at $2.20. SSL Venture Capital traded 2,000 shares at $2, Stationery and Office finished trading 500 stock units with a loss of 40 cents to close at $9.50 and tTech ended at $5, with 4,800 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Junior Market drops again on Wednesday

The Junior Market Index dropped 40.27 points to close at 3,346.27 in trading on Wednesday with 28 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 2,186,515 units valued at $8,022,205, compared to 2,166,309 units valued at $10,544,793 on Tuesday from 29 securities that traded.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 7 securities advanced, 11 declined and 10 remained unchanged.
Trading ended with an average of 78,090 units for an average of $286,507 in contrast to 74,700 units for an average of $363,614 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 76,725 units valued at $351,970 and 76,601 for an average of $357,960 previously. September, ended with an average of 484,335 at $2,628,299 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading had 5 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices, while 4 closed with lower offers.
At the close of trading, Access Financial closed with a loss of 60 cents at $45.50, trading 200 shares, AMG Packaging fell 5 cents to end at $1.90, with 181,500 stock units changing hands, Blue Power concluded trading at $6.50, with 2,500 units, CAC2000 finished at $20, with 1,700 shares traded, Cargo Handlers settled with a loss of 5 cents at $13.45, with 1,320 shares changing hands Caribbean Cream ended trading at $6.75, with 20,000 shares, Caribbean Producers finished trading 19 cents higher at $6.89, with 126 units, Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 20 cents at $2.80, exchanging 100,659 shares, Elite Diagnostic finished with a loss of 10 cents at $3.40, with 18,495 stock units changing hands. Eppley settled at $9, trading 489 units, Everything Fresh traded 153,000 shares to close at $1.90, Express Catering ended trading 9 cents higher at $8.50, exchanging 57,736 shares, FosRich Group traded 7,954 shares with a loss of 27 cents at $3.33, General Accident finished trading of 26,850 shares at $3.70. GWest Corporation closed 10 cents higher at $1.90, with 43,253 stock units being exchanged, Indies Pharma ended with 283,523 shares changing hands at $3. Iron Rock concluded trading of 2,000 shares and rose 10 cents to $4.50, Jamaican Teas dropped 58 cents to $3.80, with 84,000 shares changing hands, Jetcon Corporation ended trading of 276,043 stock units with a loss of 40 cents at $3.50. Knutsford Express closed with a loss of 50 cents at $11.50, with 14,400 shares trading, Lasco Distributors ended at $4.10, with 242,367 shares changing hands, Lasco Financial concluded trading 282,547 stock units with a loss of 12 cents at $5.35, Lasco Manufacturing finished with a loss of 3 cents at $3.72, in exchanging 35,767 units. Main Event settled 10 cents higher at $6.05, with 68,659 shares changing hands, Medical Disposables ended trading 99 cents higher at $7.49, with 300 shares, SSL Venture Capital traded 268,584 shares at $2, Stationery and Office finished trading 12,043 stock units after rising 38 cents higher to end at a record closing high at $9.98 and tTech ended at $5, with 500 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Junior Market drops on Tuesday

Trading on the Junior Market closed with an exchange of 29 securities, compared to 26 on Friday , ending with 5 securities rising 14 declining, while 10 remained unchanged, leading to the market index declining 26.32 points to close at 3,386.54.
Market activities, resulted in an exchange of 2,166,309 units valued at $10,544,793, compared to 1,506,696 units valued at $5,686,695 on Friday.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading had 3 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices, while 2 closed with lower offers.
Trading closed with an average of 74,700 units for an average of $363,614 in contrast to 57,950 units for an average of $218,719 on Friday. Trading for the month to date averages 76,601 for an average of $357,960 compared to averages of 76,799 for an average of $357,368 previously. September, ended with an average of 484,335 at $2,628,299 for each security traded.
At the close of trading, AMG Packaging ended at $1.95, trading 13,884 stock units, Blue Power concluded trading of 43,000 units, ending 50 cents higher at $6.50, CAC2000 finished trading 562 shares with a rise of 75 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $20, Cargo Handlers lost 15 cents to settle at $13.50, with 2,000 shares changing hands. Caribbean Cream fell 93 cents and ended trading 36,206 shares at $6.75, Caribbean Producers lost 30 cents in closing trading at $6.70, with 6,951 units, Derrimon Trading ended $3 trading 134,178 shares, Elite Diagnostic traded 47,045 stock units at $3.50, Eppley closed with a loss of $1 at $9, with 1,750 units changing hands, Everything Fresh traded 157,312 shares and fell 10 cents to close at $1.90, Express Catering fell just 1 cent and ended trading with 30,921 shares at $8.41, FosRich Group lost 40 cents in trading 15,689 shares to close at $3.60, General Accident declined by 30 cents and finished trading 120,380 shares at $3.70, GWest Corporation closed with 23,782 stock units changing hands at $1.80, Honey Bun rose 5 cents and ended at $4, in exchanging 30,915 units, Indies Pharma shed 35 cents and ended with 558,055 shares changing hands, to close at $3. Iron Rock concluded trading of 1,500 shares after declining 10 cents at $4.40, ISP Finance finished trading of 61,459 shares at $20, Jamaican Teas shed 1 cent to close at $4.38, with 10,600 shares changing hands. Jetcon Corporation lost 2 cents and ended trading 165,963 stock units at $3.90, Knutsford Express closed at $12 while exchanging 5,795 shares, Lasco Distributors ended at $4.10, in trading 52,046 shares, Lasco Financial rose 2 cents in concluding trading of 100,287 stock units to close at $5.47, Lasco Manufacturing finished at $3.75, with 2,880 units changing hands, Main Event settled with a loss of 29 cents at $5.95, with 20,000 shares trading,Medical Disposables ended trading at $6.50, with 482,684 shares, Paramount Tradingclosed with the trading of 10,000 shares at $2.75, Stationery and Office rose 10 cents and finished trading of 15,215 stock units at a record closing high of $9.60 and tTech shed 45 cents in trading 15,250 shares at $5.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Junior Market make gains on Friday

Trading on the Junior Market closed with 26 securities changing hands, compared to 28 on Thursday 14 securities, ending with 10 rising 8 declining stocks, while 8 remained unchanged, leading to the market index rising 29.78 points to close at 3,412.86.
Market activities, resulted in an exchange of 1,506,696 units valued at $5,686,695, compared to 2,338,738 units valued at $20,372,922 on Thursday.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading had 3 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices, 5 closed with lower offers.
Trading closed with an average of 57,950 units for an average of $218,719 in contrast to 82,094 units for an average of $348,230 on Thursday. Trading for the month to date averages 76,799 for an average of $357,368 compared to averages of 78,752 for an average of $371,731 previously. September, ended with an average of 484,335 at $2,628,299 for each security traded.
At the close of trading, AMG Packaging ended at $1.95, with 26,115 stock units changing hands, Blue Power concluded trading of 27,738 units with a loss of 4 cents at $6, Cargo Handlers settled with a loss of 10 cents at $13.65, with 1,307 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cream ended trading of 8,690 shares with a loss of 22 cents at $7.68, Caribbean Flavours traded 27,566 stock units and rose 20 cents to $18.50. Caribbean Producers finished trading 7,363 units and rose 49 cents to $7, Derrimon Trading ended 10 cents higher at $3, with 117,113 shares changing hands, Elite Diagnostic finished 10 cents higher at $3.50, exchanging 203,518 stock units, Everything Fresh traded 141,590 shares and fell 7 cents to close at $2, Express Catering ended trading at $8.42, with 11,102 shares. FosRich Group traded with a loss of 10 cents at $4, exchanging 13,357 shares, General Accident finished trading 400 shares 2 cents higher at $4, GWest Corporation closed 5 cents higher at $1.80, with 54,970 stock units being exchanged, Honey Bun ended at $3.95, with 50,538 units trading. Indies Pharma shed 4 cents and ended with 88,392 shares changing hands, to close at $3.35. Iron Rock concluded trading with a loss of 1 cent at $4.50, with 70,907 shares, Jamaican Teas settled with a loss of 11 cents at $4.39, exchanging 10,000 shares, Jetcon Corporation ended the trading of 75,000 stock units, and gained 2 cents to $3.92, Lasco Distributors ended at $4.10, with 104,532 shares changing hands. Lasco Financial concluded trading of 12,300 stock units at $5.45, Lasco Manufacturing finished 5 cents higher at $3.75, with 49,640 units changing hands, Main Event settled 24 cents higher at $6.24, trading 2,760 shares, Medical Disposables ended trading at $6.50, with 54,775 shares. Paramount Trading rose 5 cents higher to $2.75, trading 10,000 shares and Stationery and Office finished trading at $9.50, with 42,523 stock units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Rising Junior Market stocks dominant – Thursday

Trading on the Junior Market saw a major improvement in advance decline ratio with compared to 8 stocks advancing and 10 declining on Wednesday.
The market closed 14 securities rising just 5 declining stocks, while 9 stocks remained unchanged as 28 securities changed hands, compared to 27 securities on Wednesday, leading to the market index declining 1.27 points to close at 3,383.08.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading had 6 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices, 5 closed with lower offers. reflecting a bias to losing stocks in trading on Friday.
Market activities, resulted in an exchange of 2,338,738 units valued at $20,372,922, compared to 2,216,539 units valued at $9,402,220 on Wednesday.
Trading closed with an average 83,526 units for an average of $727,604 in contrast to 82,094 units for an average of $348,230 on Wednesday. Trading for the month to date averages 78,752 for an average of $371,731 compared to averages of 78,153 for an average of $327,047 previously. September, ended with an average of 484,335 at $2,628,299 for each security traded.
At the close of trading, Access Financial closed 10 cents higher at $46.10, with 267,525 shares traded, AMG Packaging ended at $1.95, with an exchange of 34,000 stock units, Blue Power concluded trading of 5,115 units and rose 4 cents higher to $6.04, CAC2000 finished at $19.25, with 11,500 shares trading, Cargo Handlers settled at $13.75, with an exchange of 721 shares. Caribbean Cream ended trading 27,802 shares, 30 cents higher at $7.90, Caribbean Producers finished trading 12,199 units and rose 1 cent higher to $6.51, Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 10 cents at $2.90, with 366,880 shares changing hands, Elite Diagnostic finished with a loss of 15 cents at $3.40, in exchanging 27,890 stock units. Everything Fresh traded 14,500 shares and gained 7 cents to close at $2.07, Express Catering ended trading of 116,508 shares with a loss of 3 cents at $8.42, FosRich Group traded 30 cents higher at $4.10, with 19,998 shares changing hands, General Accident closed 18 cents higher at $3.98, in the trading of 78,000 shares, Honey Bun ended 10 cents higher at $3.95, after 16,970 units traded. Indies Pharma added 14 cents and ended with 642,308 shares changing hands, at $3.39. Iron Rock concluded trading 90,000 shares, with a rise of 1 cent to close at $4.51, Jamaican Teas settled at $4.50, with just 150 shares trading, Jetcon Corporation ended trading with a loss of 6 cents at $3.90, with 70,869 stock units, KLE Group finished trading of 10,000 shares and rose 5 cents to close at $3.80. Knutsford Express closed at $12, with 14,878 shares changing hands, Lasco Distributors ended 10 cents higher at $4.10, exchanging 37,500 shares, Lasco Financial concluded trading of 58,107 stock units, and rose by 2 cents to $5.45, Lasco Manufacturing closed at $3.70, with 5,808 units changing hands. Medical Disposables ended trading at $6.50, with an exchange of 27,262 shares, Paramount Trading closed with a loss of 5 cents at $2.70, with 3,600 shares, Stationery and Office finished trading 11,865 stock units at $9.50 and tTech ended 5 cents higher at $5.45, with 64,106 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.