Stocks to Watch this week

The main market pulled back on but blasted to a new intraday high on Friday confirming that the bull run is in its early stages, while the Junior Market continues to bounce around.
The main market has gained nearly 3,600 points for July, thus mirroring the start of the usual summer rally on the Jamaica Stock Exchange.
The main market is being steered higher by an upward sloping support line as well the 45 and 125 day moving averages, lending support just below the index and the Junior Market is being steered by an upward rising long term support line and the start of a golden cross.
The market saw many developments that confirm that a bull market is in place with all three initial public offers closing ahead of the scheduled close.
The past week saw a few strong results being posted and more are expected this week that should include NCB Financial and Proven Investments. Barita Investments got the offer to buy 75% of the shares at $9.20 each. IC Insider.com is of the view that the stock is worth much more with good prospects to build on the strong foundation that it has. Jamaican Stock Exchange released strong gains in profit and announced a dividend as well, and could benefit from both, with eyes focused on even greater improvement in 2019. Caribbean Cement stock is another to watch, with the annual general meeting on this week and results for the June quarter due. Margaritaville had a bid of 16.9 cents versus a last sale of 15 cents and is being offered at 18 cents to sell 43,795 units, Proven Investments had a bid of 16 cents versus a last sale of 15 cents and is being offered at 18.5 cents to sell 1,050 units.
Medical Disposables came in for strong demand in the past week with the price going as high as $5.50. Trading during the week removed supplies that was overhanging the market leaving little supply at the end of the week and could go higher in the coming week. Caribbean Cream after posting a 59 percent increase in profit for the 2019 first quarter saw no more continuation of the demand that lifted the price into the $6 region but could well make some increased interest this week.

Junior Market pregnant for bull run

Bulls are prowling around Jamaican stocks.

The Junior Market Index rose for the second day by adding 10.31 points to close at 3,050.66 on Friday, as advancing stocks beat out declining ones.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, as was the case at the close on Thursday signs continue to be good for a continuation of gains when trading resumes on Monday with a very positive Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading of 9 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and none with a lower offer.
Trading resulted in an exchange of 780,012 units valued at $3,632,523 compared to 2,301,169 units valued at $10,750,562 on Thursday from 26 securities changing hands, compared to 22 on Thursday. At the close of the market. the prices of 13 securities advanced, 11 declined and 2 traded unchanged.
Trading closed with an average of 30,000 units for an average of $139,712 in contrast to 104,599 units for an average of $488,662 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 200,496 units valued at $811,788 and previously 232,964 units valued at $869,841. June closed with an average of 139,543 units, valued at $671,002 for each security traded.
At the close of trading, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 3 cents at $1.97, trading 3,318 stock units, Cargo Handlers fell 16 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ low of $9.49, in an exchange of 17,500 shares, Caribbean Cream ended trading 25 cents higher at $6, with 10,700 shares trading, Caribbean Producers fell 9 cents to $5.27, exchanging 80,000 units, C2W Music ended 18 cents higher at a 52 weeks’ high of $1.70, trading 18,500 shares. Derrimon Trading concluded trading with a loss of $2.40 at $20.50, after exchanging in 5,000 shares, Dolphin Cove finished 10 cents higher at $15.90, with 500 stock units changing hands, Elite Diagnostic settled 1 cent higher at $2.96, with 117,229 units switching owners, Eppley ended trading with a loss of 2 cents at $9.98, while exchanging 9,616 shares. Everything Fresh traded 103,042 shares at $1.96, Express Catering closed 4 cents higher at $7.34, with 98,894 shares traded, FosRich Group finished trading with 49,576 shares at a loss of 24 cents to $2.71, General Accident closed 2 cents higher at $3.05, after 3,835 stock units crossed the exchange platform, GWest Corporation ended 1 cent higher at $2.41, with 20,000 units. Honey Bun concluded trading with 39,515 shares and rose 1 cent to $4.52, Jamaican Teas ended trading with a loss of 1 cent at $5.29, with 1,790 stock units, Jetcon Corporation traded 12,747 units with a loss of 13 cents at $4.15, Knutsford Express ended 49 cents higher at $12, trading 2,685 shares. Lasco Distributors rose 20 cents to $4.20, with 37,200 stock units trading, Lasco Financial finished at $5, with 38,577 units, Lasco Manufacturing settled 15 cents higher at $4, in exchanging 4,068 shares, Main Event ended trading 1,240 shares, gaining 55 cents to $7.65, Medical Disposables traded 5 cents higher at $5.25, with 20,000 shares, Paramount Trading closed at $2.98, with 12,235 stock units, Stationery and Office closed with a loss of 10 cents at $7.97, as 35,280 units changed ownership and tTech concluded trading with a loss of 18 cents at $5.32, after 36,965 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Losing streak broken for Junior Market

The Junior Market Index climbed 19.37 points to close at 3,040.35 on Thursday, breaking three unbroken days of decline to Wednesday.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, The signs were good for a continuation of gains on Friday with a very positive Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading of 7 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 1 with a lower offer.
Trading resulted in an exchange of 2,301,169 units valued at $10,750,562 compared to 1,512,347 units valued at $7,031,079 on Wednesday as 22 securities changed hands, compared to 20 on Wednesday. At the close of the market. The prices of 11 securities advanced, 5 declined and 6 traded unchanged.
Trading closed with an average of 104,599 units for an average of $488,662 in contrast to 75,617 units for an average of $351,554 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 232,964 units valued at $869,841 and previously 223,946 units valued at $899,898. June closed with an average of 139,543 units, valued at $671,002 for each security traded.
At the close of trading, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 1 cent at $2, trading 855 stock units, Caribbean Flavours traded 9 cents higher at $11.69, with 14,645 stock units changing hands, Caribbean Producers traded 2,746 units at $5.36, Consolidated Bakeries closed at $2, in exchanging 48,713 shares, Derrimon Trading concluded trading $2.90 higher at $22.90, with 30,366 shares. Elite Diagnostic settled at $2.95, with 37,206 units, Eppley climbed $2 to $10, trading 4,000 shares, Express Catering traded 55,414 shares at $7.30, FosRich Group exchanged 104,100 shares and rose 35 cents to $2.95. General Accident closed with a loss of 2 cents at $3.03, after 29,410 stock units traded, Honey Bun concluded trading with a loss of 51 cents at $4.51, with 76,640 shares, Jamaican Teas ended trading 3,800 stock units at $5.30, Jetcon Corporation traded 28 cents higher at $4.28, with 1,454,186 units. Knutsford Express ended 1 cent higher at $11.51, in an exchange of 16,510 shares, Lasco Distributors concluded trading with a loss of 20 cents at $4, in exchanging 72,070 stock units, Lasco Financial finished 10 cents higher at $5, with 80,609 units, Lasco Manufacturing settled at $3.85, with 24,731 shares. Main Event ended trading 25 cents higher at $7.10, with 10,182 shares, Medical Disposables traded 13 cents higher at $5.20, with 16,442 shares and Stationery and Office closed 7 cents higher at $8.07 trading 8,890 units. In the junior market preference segment, Eppley 8.25% concluded trading 11 cents higher at $6.11, with 171,500 units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

More Junior Market losers than winners

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Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange declined on Wednesday compared with Tuesday’s levels as only 20 securities trading and no company contributing a large trade as occurred on Tuesday.
Trading resulted in an exchange of 1,512,347 units valued at $7,031,079 compared to 3,567,155 units valued at $16,970,111 on Tuesday as 20 securities changed hands, compared to 21 on Tuesday. At the close of the market the prices of 4 securities rose, 7 declined and 9 traded unchanged leading to the market Index declining 8.96 points to close at 3,020.98.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 9 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with a lower offer.
Trading closed with an average of 75,617 units for an average of $351,554 in contrast to 169,865 units for an average of $808,100 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 223,946 units valued at $899,898 and previously 235,400 units valued at $942,241. June closed with an average of 139,543 units, valued at $671,002 for each security traded.
At the close of trading, AMG Packaging ended market activity with a loss of 5 cents at $2.01, trading 5,000 stock units, Caribbean Flavours lost 7 cents to close at $11.60, with 1,500 stock units, Caribbean Producers finished trading 1 cent higher at $5.36, with 734 units, Derrimon Trading concluded trading at $20, with 21,004 shares, Elite Diagnostic settled at $2.95, with 16,011 units. Everything Fresh traded 23,000 shares and lost 5 cents to close at $2.10, FosRich Group finished trading at $2.60, with 8,415 shares, GWest Corporation ended trading 10,919 units at $2.40, Honey Bun closed 2 cents higher at $5.02, trading 10,000 shares, Jamaican Teas ended trading 1,770 stock units at $5.30. Jetcon Corporation traded with a loss of 10 cents at $4, exchanging 35,000 units, KLE Group closed at $2.85, with 550 shares changing hands, Knutsford Express ended at $11.50, with 1,158 shares, Lasco Distributors closed 20 cents higher at $4.20, trading 825,000 stock units. Lasco Financial finished with a loss of 20 cents at $4.90, after exchanging 50,000 units, Lasco Manufacturing settled with a loss of 5 cents at $3.85, with 17,000 shares, Medical Disposables traded 7 cents higher at $5.07, with 423,467 shares being exchanged, Paramount Trading finished trading 3,105 stock units at $2.98 and Stationery and Office closed with a loss of 10 cents at $8, after trading 50,073 units. In the junior market preference segment, Eppley 9.5% preference share ended trading at $6, with 8,641 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Lasco Financial grabs 77% of trading

Lasco Financial traded 77% of Tuesday’s volume.

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange climbed over 200 percent on Tuesday over Monday’s levels, with Lasco Financial accounting for 2,755,556 units and 77.25 percent of the volume of 3.57 million units traded.
Lasco traded the largest volume, one day after the company released first quarter results with profit rising 59 percent before tax and 25 percent after tax to $100 million from a 73 percent rise in revenues, to $555 million.
Trading resulted in an exchange of 3,567,155 units valued at $16,970,111 compared to 1,119,859 units valued at $4,503,207 on Monday as 21 securities changed hands, compared to 28 on Monday. At the close of the market the prices of 5 securities rose, 11 declined and 5 traded unchanged leading to the market Index declining 6.18 points to close at 3,029.94.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 11 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 1 with a lower offer.
Trading closed with an average of 169,865 units for an average of $808,100 in contrast to 39,995 units for an average of $160,829 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 235,400 units valued at $942,241 and previously 241,183 units valued at $954,077. June closed with an average of 139,543 units, valued at $671,002 for each security traded.
At the close of trading, Access Financial lost 10 cents to end at $46.40, with 867 shares traded, Cargo Handlers settled with a rise of 15 cents to close at $9.65, with 5,226 shares changing hands, Consolidated Bakeries closed with a loss of 1 cent at $2, with 151,300 shares, C2W Music ended with a loss of 13 cents at $1.52, as 2,540 shares traded, Elite Diagnostic settled with a loss of 1 cent at $2.95, with 168,000 units. Express Catering traded at $7.30, with 125,878 shares trading, FosRich Group finished trading with a loss of 11 cents at $2.60, in exchanging 86,940 shares, Honey Bun concluded trading 500 shares at $5, Jamaican Teas ended trading at $5.30, with 31,320 stock units. KLE Group closed with a loss of 5 cents at $2.85, after 5,000 shares trading, Knutsford Express ended at $11.50, with 2,500 shares changing hands, Lasco Distributors concluded trading at $4, with 29,809 stock units, Lasco Financial rose 7 cents to $5.10, in the trading of 2,755,556 units. Lasco Manufacturing settled with 64,732 shares trading at $3.90, Main Event ended trading with a rise of 3 cents to $6.85, in exchanging 12,220 shares, Medical Disposables traded 1 cent higher at $5, with 27,389 shares, Paramount Trading finished trading 9,130 stock units at $2.98, Stationery and Office closed at $8.10, with 16,666 units and tTech concluded trading with a loss of 40 cents at $5.50, after 2,392 shares were exchanged. In the junior market preference segment, Derrimon Trading 9% preference share ended at $2.50, with 18,308 units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

12 Junior Market stocks rise 11 fall – Monday

The prices of 12 securities rose, 11 declined and 5 traded unchanged, resulting from 28 securities changing hands on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Monday, compared to 20 trading on Friday.
At the close of trading, the market Index declined by 30.80 points to close at 3,036.12, with 1,119,859 units valued at $4,503,207 changing hands, compared to 806,470 units valued at $3,015,197 on Friday.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and none with a lower offer.
Trading closed with an average of 39,995 units for an average of $160,829 in contrast to 40,324 units for an average of $150,760 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 241,183 units valued at $954,077 and previously 268,008 units valued at $1,059,844. June closed with an average of 139,543 units, valued at $671,002 for each security traded.
At the close of trading, Blue Power closed at $40, with 1,345 shares changing hands, CAC 2000 concluded trading with a loss of 1 cent at $9, with 7,782 units, Cargo Handlers finished with a loss of 15 cents at $9.50, with 830 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cream settled with a loss of 50 cents at $5.75, trading 3,100 shares, Caribbean Flavours ended trading 7 cents higher at $11.67, with just 368 shares changing hands, Caribbean Producers traded 27,442 stock units and rose 5 cents to $5.35. Consolidated Bakeries closed 1 cent higher at $2.01, with 3,000 units, C2W Music ended 10 cents higher at 52 weeks’ closing high of $1.65, with 33,143 shares, Derrimon Trading closed with a loss of 3 cents at $20, with 18,000 shares, Elite Diagnostic fell 4 cents to end at $2.96, with 7,000 stock units. Everything Fresh gained 8 cents and closed at $2.10 after 83,788 units changed hands, Express Catering ended trading with a loss of 20 cents at $7.30, in exchanging 17,324 shares, FosRich Group traded 14 cents higher at $2.71, with 387,471 shares, General Accident finished trading 10,447 shares and rose 5 cents to $3.05, GWest Corporation closed 5 cents higher at $2.40, with 15,000 stock units. Honey Bun traded 19,729 units to end at $5, Jamaican Teas settled 15 cents higher at $5.30, with 293 shares, Jetcon Corporation traded 6,163 stock units and ended at $4.10, Key Insurance traded 1 cent higher at $3.02, with 300 units. Knutsford Express closed at $11.50, after 1,800 shares traded, Lasco Distributors ended 9 cents higher at $4, with 244,516 shares, Lasco Financial concluded trading with a loss of 18 cents at $5.03, exchanging 60,982 stock units, Lasco Manufacturing lost 30 cents to end at $3.90, with 19,000 units. Main Event settled with a loss of 18 cents at $6.82, after trading 19,897 shares, Medical Disposables ended trading 125,156 shares with a loss of 1 cent to close $4.99, Stationery and Office Supplies closed 5 cents higher at $8.10, with 4,385 stock units and Sweet River closed with a loss of 10 cents at $3.70, with 198 units. In the junior market preference segment, Derrimon Trading concluded trading at $2.50 with 1,400 units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Low Junior Market activity on Friday

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Friday closed with 806,470 units valued at $3,015,197 changing hands, compared to 9,971,398 units valued at $49,004,441 on Thursday.
The prices of 10 securities rose, 5 declined and 5 traded unchanged resulting from 20 securities changing hands on the Junior Market, compared to 22 on Tuesday. At the close of trading, the market Index advanced by 12.02 points to 3,066.92.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 6 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
Trading closed with an average of 40,324 units for an average of $150,760 in contrast to 453,245 units for an average of $2,227,475 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 268,008 units valued at $1,059,844 and previously 291,975 units valued at $1,155,537. June closed with an average of 139,543 units, valued at $671,002 for each security traded.
At the close of trading, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 1 cent at $2.06, with 11,419 stock units, Blue Power concluded trading at $40, with 1,680 units, Caribbean Cream ended trading $1.35 higher at $6.25, with 67,452 shares, Caribbean Producers finished trading at $5.30, with 30,537 units, Consolidated Bakeries closed at $2, with 23,149 shares. C2W Music ended 10 cents higher at $1.55, with 57,761 shares, Derrimon Trading climbed by $1 to end at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $23, with 6,202 shares, Elite Diagnostic settled 4 cents higher at $3, trading 204,045 units, Express Catering rose 24 cents to $7.50, with 1,000 shares. FosRich Group finished trading with a loss of 28 cents at $2.57, with 35,046 shares, Jetcon Corporation traded with a loss of 10 cents at $4.10, exchanging 1,500 units, KLE Group closed at $2.90, trading 86,300 shares, Knutsford Express ended at $11.50, with 660 shares changing hands. Lasco Distributors concluded trading with a loss of 20 cents at $3.91, exchanging 13,718 stock units, Lasco Financial finished 1 cent higher at $5.21, with 15,560 units, Lasco Manufacturing gained 20 cents and ended at $4.20, with 185,000 shares, Main Event ended trading and rose 18 cents to $7, with 9,938 shares, Stationery and Office closed 5 cents higher at $8.05, with 6,170 units and tTech concluded trading 40 cents higher at $5.90, with 2,072 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Honey Bun dominates Junior Market trade

Trading rose sharply on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Thursday as trading Honey Bun and Medical Disposables shares accounted for 9 million units of the nearly 10 million units to trade.
At the close of trading, 9,971,398 units valued at $49,004,441 were exchanged, compared to just 719,649 units valued at $3,154,582 on Wednesday.
The prices of 9 securities rose, 4 declined and 8 traded unchanged resulting from 22 securities changing hands on the Junior Market, compared to 24 on Tuesday. At the close of trading, the market Index slipped 5.48 points to close at 3,054.90.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
Trading closed with an average of 453,245 units for an average of $2,227,475 in contrast to 34,269 units for an average of $150,218 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 291,975 units valued at $1,155,537 and previously 270,856 units valued at $1,015,164. June closed with an average of 139,543 units, valued at $671,002 for each security traded.
At the close of trading, Access Financial closed at $46.50, with 500 shares, AMG Packaging ended at $2.07, with 2,961 stock units traded, Blue Power concluded trading at $40, with 680 units, Caribbean Cream closed 6 cents higher at $4.90, with 259 shares, Caribbean Producers traded 2,000 units at $5.30. Consolidated Bakeries closed 10 cents higher at $2, trading 105,919 shares, Derrimon Trading ended trading with a loss of 1 cent at $22, with 18,262 shares, but only after trading at a record high of $23 earlier, Dolphin Cove finished 80 cents higher at $15.80, with 100 stock units, Elite Diagnostic rose 1 cent to $2.96, with 38,510 units. Everything Fresh traded at a new low since listing at $1.95 in the exchange of 169,459 units, but closed unchanged for the day at $2.10, Express Catering traded 12 cents higher at $7.26, with 22,882 shares changing hands, FosRich Group fell 5 cents to end at $2.85, with 31,244 shares, GWest Corporation ended 5 cents higher at $2.35, with 29,782 units trading, Honey Bun rose 10 cents higher to $5, with 6,006,556 shares. Jamaican Teas traded 3,000 stock units at $5.15, Jetcon Corporation closed 10 cents higher at $4.20, with 104,265 units, Key Insurance traded 13,837 shares at $3.01, Lasco Distributors concluded trading at $4.11, with 9,782 stock units. Lasco Manufacturing settled with a loss of 20 cents at $4, exchanging 8,190 shares, Main Event g 2ained cents to close at $6.82, with 8,559 shares, Medical Disposables traded 3,353,631 shares at $5 and Paramount Trading finished trading with a loss of 2 cents at $2.98, with 41,020 stock units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Junior Market recovers Monday’s losses

Derrimon Trading closed at a 52 weeks’ high of $22 on Tuesday.

The prices of 10 securities rose, 6 declined and 8 traded unchanged resulting from 24 securities changing hands on the Junior Market fell on Tuesday up from 16 on Friday.
At the close of trading, the market Index climbed 47.89 points to close at 3,069.40, with an exchange of 2,856,101 units valued $10,950,205 compared to 21,868,083 units valued at $65,699,802 on Monday.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
Trading ended with an average of 119,004 units for an average of $456,259 in contrast to 1,366,755 units for an average of $4,106,238 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 304,654 units valued at $1,138,728 and previously 340,878 units valued at $1,271,893. June closed with an average of 139,543 units, valued at $671,002 for each security traded.
At the close of trading in the Junior market, Access Financial closed $1.50 higher at $48, with 10,550 shares traded, Blue Power concluded trading with a drop of $8 to $40, with 2,003 units, Caribbean Flavours traded at $11.60, with 291 stock units, Caribbean Producers finished trading 25 cents higher at $5.50, with 156,035 units changing hands, C2W Music ended trading 17,707 shares at $1.45. Derrimon Trading jumped $2.84 to a 52 weeks’ high of $22 as 16,582 shares traded, Dolphin Cove finished trading at $15, with 1,331 stock units, Elite Diagnostic settled 3 cents higher at $3, with 5,606 units, Everything Fresh traded 150,882 units, closed at a low of since listing to $2 but closed at $2.10 in falling by 4 cents at the close, FosRich Group added 15 cents in trading 3,567 shares at $2.90. General Accident closed 10 cents higher at $3.05, with 65,468 stock units, GWest Corporation ended with a loss of 10 cents at $2.30, in exchanging 15,000 units, Honey Bun traded 172,461 shares at $5, ISP Finance settled at $15, trading 1,403 shares. Jamaican Teas ended trading 14 cents higher at $5.15, with 21,755 stock units, Jetcon Corporation traded with a loss of 1 cent at $3.99, with 74,427 units, Key Insurance finished trading at $3.01, with 1,501,000 shares, Knutsford Express ended at $11.50, with 1,200 shares. Lasco Distributors traded 601,183 stock units with a loss of 3 cents at $4.15, Lasco Financial finished 11 cents higher at $5.21, with 3,000 units, Lasco Manufacturing settled at $4.25 after rising 25 cents with 8,923 shares, Main Event ended trading with a loss of 20 cents at $6.80, trading 3,381 shares, Paramount Trading finished trading at $3, with 10,000 stock units and Stationery and Office closed 5 cents higher at $8, with 12,346 units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Juniors inched higher – Friday

Junior market index moving higher gradually, but seems poised to surge higher by August as happened in 2017.

Trading on the Junior Market returned to more sedate levels on Friday with 1,704,155 units valued at $7,059,645, compared to 13,901,904 units valued at $65,220,930 on Thursday.
At the close, the market Index advanced by 8.27 points to close at 3,062.21 as the prices of 4 securities rose, 10 declined and 6 traded unchanged resulting from 20 securities changing hands, up from 25 on Thursday.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
Trading ended with an average of 85,208 units for an average of $352,982 in contrast to 556,076 units for an average of $2,608,837 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 148,472 units valued at $848,065 and previously 210,982 units valued at $961,878. June closed with an average of 139,543 units, valued at $671,002 for each security traded.
At the close of trading in the Junior market, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 1 cent at $1.99, with 23,429 stock units, Caribbean Cream fell 16 cents to close at $4.84, with 21,756 shares, Consolidated Bakeries closed with 117,515 shares trading and lost 10 cents to end at $1.90, C2W Music ended at $1.30, with 29,999 shares changing hands, Derrimon Trading exchanged 23,136 shares and traded at an all-time intraday high of $20.50 but fell afterwards by 44 cents from Thursday’s close to end Friday at $19.16. Dolphin Cove finished at $15, with 1,400 stock units, Elite Diagnostic settled with a loss of 5 cents at $3 and trading 95,139 units, Express Catering traded 5 cents higher at $7.10, with 18,979 shares, FosRich Group finished trading with a loss of 30 cents at $2.65, in exchanging 6,242 shares. Honey Bun ended trading at $5, with 200 shares, Jetcon Corporation traded at $4, with 30,280 units changing hands, Knutsford Express ended 41 cents higher at $12.51, with 3,870 shares, Lasco Distributors concluded trading with a loss of 4 cents at $4.15, in exchanging 540,300 stock units. Lasco Financial finished 11 cents higher at $5.10, with 445,789 units, Lasco Manufacturing lost 20 cents to close at $4, with 103,771 shares, Medical Disposables traded 2,000 shares at $5, Paramount Trading closed 3 cents higher at $3, trading 4,200 stock units, Stationery and Office closed at $8, with 15,869 units changing owners and tTech declined 10 cents to $5.90, with 350 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.