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.

More Junior Market losers than winners

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.

Low Junior Market activity on Friday

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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.

Junior Market moves higher – Wednesday

Derrimon closed at new 52 weeks’ high on Wednesday.

The Junior Market moved higher at the close of trading on Wednesday, with the market Index rising 15.88 points to 3,086.90, after the prices of 6 securities advanced and 9 declined.
At the close of market activity, the prices of 5 stocks that traded remained unchanged out of a total of 20 securities trading on Wednesday, with a similar number trading on Tuesday. At the close, one stock Derrimon Trading closed at 52 weeks’ high as investors seem to be responding to a combination of increased first quarter profit and a proposed 10 to 1 stock split to come. A total of 1,732,089 units valued at $7,477,627 traded compared to 1,064,377 units valued at $3,987,642 on Tuesday.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows7 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
Trading ended with an average of 86,604 units for an average of $373,881 in contrast to 53,219 units for an average of $199,382 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 71,831 units valued at $297,781 and previously 64,795 units valued at $261,543. 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 with a loss of 4 cents at $47, with 1,400 shares traded, AMG Packaging fell 2 cents to end at $2.08, with 27,000 stock units, Blue Power concluded trading at $48, with 1,178 units, Caribbean Flavours traded 60 cents higher at $11.60, with 3,905 stock units, Caribbean Producers finished trading after rising 5 cents to $5.60, with 1,521 units. Consolidated Bakeries closed with a loss of 5 cents at $2.05, with 96,800 shares, Derrimon Trading jumped $2.40 to a new all-time high of $18.40, with just 500 shares, Dolphin Cove finished with a loss of $1.80 at $15, while exchanging 20,000 stock units, Elite Diagnostic settled with a loss of 8 cents at $2.97 trading 65,477 units. Express Catering traded 4,427 shares with a loss of 45 cents to $7.05, GWest Corporation ended with a loss of 10 cents at $2.40, exchanging 10,919 units, Jamaican Teas eased down by 1 cent to $4.99, with 1,120 stock units, Jetcon Corporation traded 154,528 units. at $4.10, Lasco Distributors concluded trading 1 cent higher at $4.20, with 430,142 stock units, Lasco Financial finished at $4.99, trading 497,156 units. Lasco Manufacturing settled 20 cents higher at $4.20, with 223,000 shares, Paramount Trading traded 25,143 stock units and finished trading at $2.97, Stationery and Office closed 54 cents higher at $8.50, with 12,615 units trading and tTech concluded trading at $6, with 5,000 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Positive July start for Junior Market

Derrimon Trading closed at a 52 weeks’ high of $15 on Monday.

The Junior Market opened trading July on a positive note when the market closed on Monday, leading to the market Index rising 26.14 points to close at 3,063.70.
Market activity resulted in 22 securities changing hands, resulting in the prices of 10 advancing, 7 declining and 2 remaining unchanged compared to 24 securities trading on Friday. At the close, two stocks closed at 52 weeks’ high and 1,657,028 units valued at $6,997,147 traded, compared to 4,873,191 units valued at $15,916,560 changing hands on Friday.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 7 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
Trading ended with an average of 75,319 units for an average of $318,052 in contrast to 203,050 units for an average of $663,190 on Friday. 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 1 cent higher at $2.01, with 3,895 stock units changing hands, Blue Power concluded trading with a loss of 2 cents at $48, with 3,103 units, Caribbean Cream closed trading at $4.63, with 36,811 shares, Caribbean Producers finished trading 10 cents higher at $5.20, with 744 units, Consolidated Bakeries closed trading at $2.10, with 13,000 shares. C2W Music ended 47 cents higher at a 52 weeks’ high of $1.27, with 44,209 shares trading, Derrimon Trading concluded trading $1.30 up at an all-time closing high of $15, with 8,333 shares, after it traded at an intraday high of $16, Elite Diagnostic settled 5 cents higher at $3.05, with 112,684 units, Everthing Fresh traded 32,820 shares but fell 15 cents, to end at $2.25, Express Catering traded with a loss of 20 cents at $7, in exchanging 23,749 shares. FosRich Group finished trading with a loss of 39 cents at $2.60, while just 4,731 shares changed hands, General Accident closed 2 cents higher at $3, with 107,169 stock units traded, Honey Bun concluded trading at $5.20, with 1,747 shares, Jamaican Teas ended trading with a loss of 50 cents at $5, after 88,992 stock units were exchanged. Jetcon Corporation closed at $4 higher at $4, with 104,374 shares, Key Insurance traded at $4, with 1,000 units, Knutsford Express rose 1 cent to end at $12.51, with 850 shares trading, Lasco Distributors ended at $4, with 676,262 shares, Lasco Financial concluded trading 11 cents higher at $5, with 289,231 stock units. Lasco Manufacturing rose 30 cents to $4.20, with 84,335 units, Main Event settled 73 cents higher at $7, with 3,024 shares trading and Paramount Trading fell 3 cents to end at $2.97, with 15,965 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Trading picks up on Junior Market – Friday

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Volume surged on the Junior Market, on Friday with 4,873,191 units valued at $15,916,560 changing hands, with GWest trading almost 3.6 million units valued at $9.6 million.
The day’s trading saw a 212 percent rise in the volume and 165 percent increase in the value over the 1,563,696 units valued at $6,095,052 traded on Thursday.
Market activity resulted in 24 securities changing hands, leading to the prices of 5 advancing, 11 declining and 8 remaining unchanged compared to 22 securities trading on Tuesday. The Junior Market Index slipped just 0.74 points to close at 3,037.56.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 7 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
Trading ended with an average of 203,050 units for an average of $663,190 in contrast to 91,982 units for an average of $358,532 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amounts to 139,543 units valued at $671,002 and previously 136,164 units valued at 671,284. May closed with an average of 217,589 units, valued at $1,322,452 for each security traded.
At the close of trading, AMG Packaging suffered a loss of 10 cents to end at $2, with 42,000 stock units trading, Caribbean Cream dropped 87 cents to $4.63, with 29,345 shares changing hands, Caribbean Producers traded down 10 cents to $5.10, with 26,000 stock units, Derrimon Trading ended at a new high by rising by $1.70 to $13.70, with 500 shares, Dolphin Cove concluded trading $1.99 higher at $16.80, with 4,700 shares. Elite Diagnostic finished at $3, with 77,171 stock units trading, Express Catering ended trading 20 cents higher at $7.20, with 37,570 shares, FosRich Group traded with a loss of 1 cent at $2.99, in exchanging 42,123 shares, General Accident lost 3 cents to end at $2.98, with 41,000 shares. GWest Corporation jumped 50 cents higher to $3, with 3,562,554 stock units, Honey Bun ended at $5.20, trading just 100 units, Iron Rock concluded trading at $3, with 528,900 shares, ISP Finance finished with a loss of 2 cents at $15, after trading 9,000 shares. Jamaican Teas settled at $5.50, with 1,000 shares, Jetcon Corporation ended trading at $4.06, with 90,000 stock units, Key Insurance traded at $4, with 148 units, Knutsford Express closed with a loss of 1 cent at $12.50, trading 58,719 shares. Lasco Distributors ended at $4, after shedding 10 cents exchanging 41,764 shares, Lasco Financial concluded trading of 6,941 stock units and fell 11 cents to $4.89, Lasco Manufacturing declined 30 cents to close at $3.90, with 26,900 units, Medical Disposables fell 17 cents to $5, with 500 shares, Stationery and Office finished trading 78,256 stock units at $8 and tTech ended at $6, with 8,000 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.