Mild recovery for Junior Market

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange resumed trading after closing for the Independence Day on Thursday and ended trading on Friday, with the market rising after slightly more stocks rose than declined after investors exchanged 49 percent more shares than on Wednesday.
Trading ended with 31 securities changing hands compared to 30 on Wednesday and ended with the prices of 13 stocks rising, 12 declining and seven ending with prices remaining unchanged.
At the close, the market index rose 11.93 points to close at 2,606.15 and the average PE Ratio of the market ended at 10.6 based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 2,637,466 shares for $9,741,864 compared to 1,769,437 units at $5,986,775 on Wednesday.
Main Event led trading with 607,726 shares for 23 percent of total volume followed by Mailpac Group with 576,774 units for 22 percent of the day’s trade and General Accident with 283,368 units for 10.7 percent market share.
Trading ended with an average of 85,080 units at $314,254 in contrast to 58,981 at $199,559 on Wednesday. For the month to date trading averaged 125,607 units at $351,212, in comparison to 138,694 units at $363,147 up to Wednesday. Trading in July resulted in an average of 248,153 units at $668,727.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial carved out a gain of $3.49 to close at $26.99 in trading 6,465 shares, AMG Packaging increased 10 cents to end at $1.84 after exchanging 14,749 units, Blue Power fell 5 cents in ending at $3.40 after trading 3,500 shares. Caribbean Assurance Brokers increased 4 cents to close at $2.15 in an exchange of 8,688 stock units, Caribbean Cream rose 15 cents to end at $5.40 after exchanging 115,306 units, Caribbean Producers fell 2 cents to close at $2.42 in trading 58,650 stock units. Derrimon Trading carved out a gain of 1 cent to end at $2.55, with 211,600 stocks changing hands, Dolphin Cove climbed 25 cents to $7.25 with an exchange of 3,630 units, Everything Fresh fell 2 cents to end at 73 cents after clearing the market of 72,417 stock units. Fontana lost 2 cents to close at $5 with investors swapping 85,126 stocks, Fosrich fell 5 cents to $3.70 in trading 106,700 stocks, General Accident rose 20 cents closing at $7.50 after exchanging 283,368 shares. GWest Corporation climbed 3 cents to end at 89 cents in an exchange of 2,400 units, iCreate declined by 2 cents to end at 60 cents, with 68,005 stock units crossing the market, Indies Pharma dropped 6 cents to settle at $2.90 while exchanging 35,193 shares. Jetcon Corporation advanced by 9 cents to settle at $1.01 trading 3,000 units, Knutsford Express increased 38 cents and ended at $7.88 with investors swapping 225 stocks, Lasco Distributors carved out a loss 22 cents to settle at $3.05 in trading 20,967 stock units. Lasco Manufacturing advanced by 18 cents after closing at $3.70, with investors swapping 103,786 units, Limners and Bards rose 14 cents to end at $3, with 90,543 shares, crossing the market, Mailpac Group lost 1 cent to close at $2.14 with investors switching ownership of 576,774 units. Main Event fell 3 cents in closing at $3.96 and exchanging 607,726 stock units, Medical Disposables lost 1 cent to end at $5.19 with an exchange of 6,703 units and Paramount Trading dropped 2 cents to settle at $1.75 trading 8,000 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market continues to inch higher

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended trading on Tuesday, with the market index advancing as more stocks rose than declined after investors traded a mere 16 percent of Monday’s volume at 22 percent of the value.
Trading ended with 34 securities changing hands compared to 32 on Monday and ended with the prices of 13 stocks rising. Prices of 10 stocks declined and prices of 11 remained unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index advanced by 15.97 points to settle at 2,619.05, and the average PE Ratio of the market ended at 10.8 based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Market activities concluded with an exchange of 1,625,055 shares for $5,194,150  compared to 9,920,174 shares for $23,681,230 on Monday.
Mailpac Group led trading with 303,405 shares for 18.7 percent of total volume followed by Jamaican Teas with 230,446 units for 14.2 percent of the day’s trade and Lumber Depot with 147,000 units for 9 percent market share.
Investors exchanged an average of 47,796 units at $152,769 in contrast to an average of 309,774 at $740,038 on Monday. An average of 174,816 units traded at $437,506 for the month to date.  Trading in July resulted in an average of 248,153 units changing hands at $668,727.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging dropped 2 cents to close at $1.73 in an exchange of 1,162 stock units, Blue Power climbed 30 cents to settle at $3.45 with investors switching ownership of 43,232 shares, Cargo Handlers declined 88 cents to finish at $6.51 with 1,100 shares traded. Caribbean Assurance Brokers ended 4 cents higher at $2.29 with 58,475 units changing hands, Caribbean Cream climbed 65 cents to finish at $5.05 and clearing the market with 75,024 stocks, Caribbean Producers gained 4 cents to close at $2.39 in an exchange of 121,300 units. Derrimon Trading carved out a gain of 20 cents to end at $2.50 with investors transferring 109,813 units, Dolphin Cove lost 2 cents to settle at $7.43 with 2,070 stock units traded, Fosrich increased 25 cents to finish at $3.90 with 24,991 stock units changing hands. General Accident advanced by 17 cents to end at $7.32 with investors switching ownership of 33,520 stock units, GWest Corporation lost 3 cents to close at 86 cents with and exchange of 673 shares, Honey Bun carved out a loss 5 cents to end at $5.35 with investors transferring 796 stocks. iCreate advanced 3 cents and traded 1,993 units to settle at 60 cents, Indies Pharma fell 7 cents to $2.90 with 9,200 shares changing hands, Jetcon Corporation carved out a gain of 10 cents to end at $1.01 and clearing the market with 6,097 shares. Lasco Distributors  slipped 3 cents to close at $3.25 with 70,905 shares passing through the market, Lasco Financial rose 9 cents to settle at $2.50 trading 5,700 units, Lasco Manufacturing declined by 3 cents to end at $3.75 in an exchange of 55,345 stock units. Limners and Bards climbed 21 cents to finish at $2.88 with investors transferring 27,316 stocks, Lumber Depot gained 1 cent to close at $1.07 with 147,000 shares changing hands, Mailpac Group declined 2 cents to end at $2.12 with an exchange of 303,405 stock units. Medical Disposables climbed 25 cents to close at $5.30 with 3,410 shares traded and tTech dipped 80 cents to close at $6.50, with 22,081 shares crossing the exchange.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market in minute slippage

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended trading on Thursday, with the market declining after more stocks fell than rose, with investors trading 51 percent fewer shares than on Wednesday.
Trading ended with 32 securities changing hands compared to 33 on Wednesday and ended with the prices of nine stocks rising, 17 declining and six with prices remaining unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index carved out a loss of a mere 0.66 points to settle at 2,564.27, and the average PE Ratio of the Junior Market ended at 10.7 based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 1,607,258 shares for $3,954,220 compared to 2,711,361 units at $8,041,179 on Wednesday.
Mailpac Group led trading with 479,529 shares for 30 percent of total volume, followed by Everything Fresh with 300,722 units for 18.7 percent of the day’s trade and Limners and Bards with 218,192 units for 13.6 percent market share.
An average of 50,227 units traded at $123,569 on Thursday, in contrast to an average of 82,162 at $243,633 on Wednesday. For the month to date, the average trade was 257,292 units at $701,029, in contrast to 267,316 units at $728,985. Trading in June resulted in an average of 245,049 units at $689,955 trading.

IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows two stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Cargo Handlers lost 70 cents to settle at $6.40 after exchanging 8,016 units, Caribbean Assurance Brokers climbed 9 cents to end at $2.24 in an exchange of 3,500 stocks, Caribbean Cream increased 27 cents to $3.85, with 23,045 shares changing hands. Caribbean Flavours declined by $1.57 to close at $10.50 in exchanging 112 units, Dolphin Cove fell 9 cents after closing at $7.50 while trading 1,000 shares, Elite Diagnostic carved out a gain of 10 cents to close at $3.70 while exchanging one share. Everything Fresh climbed 12 cents in closing at 79 cents and finished trading with 300,722 units, Express Catering carved out a loss 2 cents after ending at $4.07 in an exchange of 3,330 shares, Fontana lost 5 cents to close at $5 in trading 83,879 stock units. General Accident fell 10 cents to end at $7.05 while exchanging 11,041 stock units, Honey Bun slipped 1 cent to settle at $5.39 in trading 500 units, iCreate increased 2 cents to 56 cents trading 10,000 stocks. Indies Pharma fell 5 cents to end at $2.95 in exchanging 5,000 shares, Jamaican Teas declined by 4 cents to end at $4.95, with 7,915 units clearing the market, Jetcon Corporation dropped 1 cent to end at 91 cents in exchanging 16,120 shares. Lasco Distributors advanced 19 cents to close at $3.25 with investors switching ownership of 42,001 shares, Lasco Financial declined by 13 cents and ending at $2.41, with 131,441 units changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing shed 12 cents to end at $3.50 121,608 stock units crossing the exchange. Limners and Bards slipped 10 cents to end at $2.51 in an exchange of 218,192 stock units, Lumber Depot advanced by 1 cent in closing at $1.06 while exchanging 6,194 stock units, Mailpac Group lost 4 cents closing at $2.10 with investors switching ownership of 479,529 stocks. Main Event gained 1 cent to closed at $4 in an exchange of 230 shares, Medical Disposables dipped 1 cent to close at $4.99, with 8,575 units changing hands, Paramount Trading shed 3 cents in closing at $1.77 and cleared the market with 1,000 shares. Stationery and Office Supplies dropped by 8 cents in closing at $5.90, with investors switching ownership of 3,500 shares and tTech rose 17 cents ending at $7.30 clearing the market with 25,124 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market enjoys a bounce

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The Junior Market ended trading on Thursday after a struggle between winning and losing stocks with the market index only a few points from Wednesday’s closed before trading in Access Financial shares help to push the Market Index increased 19.88 points to 2582.42. 
Trading ended with 29 securities changing hands compared to 32 on Wednesday and ended with the prices of 12 stocks rising, 10 stocks falling in value and seven with prices remaining unchanged.
At the close, the average PE Ratio of the Junior Market ended at 10.9 based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed, with a pickup in trading and ended with an exchange of 5,119,129 shares for $18,508,860, compared to 2,599,966 units at $6,385,008 on Wednesday. Lasco Manufacturing led trading with 2.12 million shares for 41.4 percent of the volume, followed by Indies Pharma with 694,697 units for 13.6 percent of the day’s trade and Medical Disposables with 601,963 units for 11.8 percent market share.
An average of 176,522 units traded at $638,237, in contrast to an average of 81,249 at $199,669 on Wednesday. An average of 299,549 units at $819,862 for the month to date, in contrast to 306,642 units at $818,545. Trading in June resulted in an average of 245,049 units at $689,955 trading.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows three stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and five with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial carved out a gain of $2.48, to end at $25.98, with 5,619 shares crossing the market, AMG Packaging increased 10 cents to close at $1.80 while exchanging 13,000 stock units, Blue Power shed 3 cents to settle at $3.60 trading 155,147 shares. Caribbean Assurance Brokers climbed 10 cents to $2.25 with 8,966 units crossing the market, Caribbean Cream advanced by 2 cents to end at $3.86 with investors swapping 30,500 units, Caribbean Producers advanced by 5 cents to settle at $2.40 with an exchange of 11,000 shares. Derrimon Trading gained 9 cents to settle at $2.50 with investors exchanging 18,000 shares, Everything Fresh advanced by 12 cents to end at 74 cents with 46,513 shares crossing the market, Fontana carved out a gain of 6 cents and ending at $5.08 with 351,142 stock units changing hands. General Accident declined by 2 cents to close at $6.95 in trading 11,600 shares, Honey Bun dropped 24 cents to close at $5.26 with 203,497 stock units clearing the market, iCreate lost 2 cents in ending at 52 cents after exchanging 34,950 stock units. Indies Pharma rose 10 cents to close at $3 in an exchange of 694,697 units, Jamaican Teas shed 1 cent to end at $5.05 exchanging 962 units, Jetcon Corporation carved out a gain of 1 cent to end at $1.02 with investors switching ownership of 76,464 stock units. Lasco Financial carved out a loss 1 cent to close at $2.55 and finishing, with 1,750 shares changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing shed 10 cents to end at $3.65 with an exchange of 2,121,219 stock units, Limners and Bards carved out a loss 1 cent and ending at $2.69 in exchanging 66,085 stock units. Lumber Depot dropped by 3 cents to end at $1.04 with investors switching ownership of 21,077 stock units, Mailpac Group gained 6 cents to close at $2.08 in clearing the market with 544,372 stock units. Stationery and Office Supplies lost 6 cents in ending at $5.92, with 550 units changing hands and tTech jumped 55 cents to close at $6.50 in an exchange of 1,995 stock units.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Big fall for Junior Market

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange suffered a sharp fall in the Market Index at the close of trading on Tuesday as declining stocks overwhelmed advancing ones, even as the volume traded jumped 260 percent over Monday’s level.
Trading resulted in 30 securities changing hands compared to 29 on Monday and ended with the prices of just six stocks rising, 17 declining and seven with prices remaining unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index dropped by 51.57 points to finish at 2518.97, and the average PE Ratio of the Junior Market ended at 10.6 based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 6,810,921 shares for $19,234,566 compared to 1,894,386 units at $5,524,081 on Monday.
Caribbean Producers led trading with 2.56 million shares for 37.5 percent of total volume, followed by Lasco Manufacturing with 1.39 million units for 20.4 percent of the day’s trade and Mailpac Group with 1 million units for 14.8 percent market share.
An average of 227,031 units at $641,217 in contrast to an average of 65,324 at $190,486 on Monday. An average of 321,956 units at $873,181 for the month to date, in contrast to 328,413 units at $888,621. Trading in June resulted in an average of 245,049 units at $689,955 trading.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Caribbean Assurance Brokers dropped 5 cents to close at $2.10 with investors switching ownership of 7,664 shares, Caribbean Cream rose 23 cents to end at $3.80 and finishing with 109,295 units changing hands, Caribbean Producers carved out a loss 4 cents in closing at $2.36 and clearing the market with 2,562,858 units. Derrimon Trading shed 18 cents to finish at $2.20 with an exchange of 11,000 shares, Everything Fresh shed 3 cents in closing at 66 cents with 185,340 shares crossing the market, Express Catering declined by 15 cents to settle at $4.05, with 100 units passing through the market. Fontana shed 8 cents in closing at $5.01 in exchanging 137,876 stock units, Fosrich fell 8 cents to end at $3.67 and finished trading with 69,531 stock units, General Accident fell 19 cents to $6.80, after 86,846 units crossed the market. Honey Bun in rising 15 cents closed at $5.55 while exchanging 28,004 shares, iCreate dropped by 1 cent to 53 cents and cleared the market with 59,772 units, Jamaican Teas carved out a loss 5 cents to close at $5 with investors switching ownership of 78,000 shares. Jetcon Corporation dropped by 2 cents to end at $1.01, with 110,200 stock units changing hands, Lasco Distributors declined by 22 cents to close at $2.85 with an exchange of 286,800 units, Lasco Financial declined by 5 cents ending at $2.5 while exchanging 89,169 shares. Lasco Manufacturing fell by 10 cents in closing at $3.65, with 1,394,200 stock units passing through the market, Limners and Bards dropped 15 cents in ending at $2.45, while trading 26,718 shares, Lumber Depot gained 1 cent to end at $1.05 and exchanging 38,434 units. Mailpac Group gained 3 cents to settle at $2.03, with 1,008,821 units changing hands, Medical Disposables shed 63 cents to end at $5.17, with 155,813 units crossing the exchange, Paramount Trading lost 1 cent to end at $1.80 in an exchange of 37,370 shares. Stationery and Office Supplies carved out a gain of 38 cents to end at $5.98 in exchanging 12 stock units and tTech rose 55 cents to end at $6.50 in trading 33,198 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market just slips to close Friday

The Junior Market ended trading on Friday sharply lower activity than on Thursday as total volume plunged 68 percent below Thursday and the total dollar value slipping 24 percent as the number of securities changing hands rose from 28 to 33.
Trading ended with the prices of 10 stocks rising, the prices of 14 declining and nine remaining with prices unchanged.
The Junior Market Index slipped by just 0.53 points to close at 2,529.34 and is marginally down, compared to the close of the previous week. The average PE Ratio of the market dipped at 9.7 based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 1,842,894 shares for $4,327,353 compared to 5,847,715 units at $16,656,620 on Thursday.
Mailpac Group led trading with 795,955 shares for 43 percent of total volume, followed by AMG Packaging with 394,514 units for 21.4 percent of the day’s trade and Caribbean Cream with 115,469 units for 6.3 percent market share.
The market closed with an average of 55,845 units at $131,132 trading, in contrast to an average of 208,847 at $594,879 on Thursday. An average of 346,931 units changed hands at $937,761 for the month to date, in contrast to 372,277 units at $1,007,995. Trading in June resulted in an average of 245,049 units at trading $689,955.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging gained 23 cents to close at $1.80 with 394,514 shares changing hands, Caribbean Assurance Brokers carved out a gain of 18 cents to end at $2.19 trading 6,044 shares, Caribbean Cream shed 24 cents to close at $3.26 with 115,469 units passing through the market. Consolidated Bakeries declined by 33 cents closing at $1.22 in trading 1,000 units, Derrimon Trading rose 17 cents to end at $2.37 in exchanging 5,039 shares, Everything Fresh lost 5 cents to end at 69 cents with 26,664 shares changing hands. Fontana fell 15 cents to close at $5 in an exchange of 46,487 shares, Fosrich added 1 cent to end at $3.61 with investors exchanging 21,734 shares, Honey Bun lost 1 cent to close at $4.90 with investors trading 5,632 units. iCreate carved out a loss 1 cent to 53 cents with an exchange of 60,060 shares, Jamaican Teas advanced 10 cents in closing at $5.07 with investors switching ownership of 12,560 stock units, Jetcon Corporation gained 6 cents to close at $1.03 in exchanging 2,715 shares. KLE Group shed 44 cents to end at $1.35 with investors switching ownership of 25,588 stock units, Knutsford Express rose 1 cent to $7 2,000 stock units passing through the market, Lasco Distributors carved out a loss 8 cents in closing at $2.82 with 1,615 shares changing hands. Lasco Financial rose 9 cents to end at $2.54 after exchanging 758 shares, Lasco Manufacturing fell 20 cents in closing at $3.55 trading 12,617 units, Limners and Bards rose 10 cents to $2.55 trading 6,692 shares. Lumber Depot carved out a loss 1 cent to finish $1.02 in an exchange of 31,202 units, Mailpac Group fell 7 cents, to $1.98 with 795,955 units clearing the market, Medical Disposables declined by 25 cents to settle at $5.80 in trading 71,760 stock units. Paramount Trading dropped 15 cents to $1.81 with 44,350 stock units crossing the exchange, SSL Venture lost 11 cents to end at 78 cents with investors trading 1,002 stock units and Stationery and Office Supplies gained 38 cents closing at $5.98 after 6,358 units crossed the market.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market drops again

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange suffered another day of decline in the market Index with a fall of 15.76 points to 2507.21, with the market shedding just over 100 points since the close on July 8.
Trading ended with 32 securities changing hands with the prices of 13 stocks rising, nine declining and 10 remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio of the Junior Market ended at 10 based on IC Insider.com’s forecasted 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 8,179,963 shares accounting for $41,811,782 compared to 5,783,237 units at $15,071,904 on Tuesday. General Accident led trading with 5.22 million shares for 64 percent of total volume followed by Lumber Depot with 1.08 million units for 13 percent of the day’s trade and Mailpac Group with 574,205 units for 7 percent market share.
An average of 255,624 units traded at $1,306,618 for each security, in contrast to an average of 165,235 valued at $430,626 on Tuesday. An average of 385,314 shares traded at $1,040,951 for each security traded, for the month to date, in contrast to 398,323 units at $1,014,301. June ended with an average of 245,049 units valued at $689,955.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the Junior Market shows one stock ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial declined by $1.99 to settle at $23.50 with investors swapping 68 stock units, AMG Packaging rose 3 cents to end at $1.55 with 31,000 stock units changing hands, Caribbean Assurance Brokers carved out a loss 7 cents in ending at $2.13 with investors switching ownership of 51,571 units. Caribbean Producers rose 3 cents to end at $2.44 in trading 31,897 stock units, Dolphin Cove gained $1 to close at $8 in exchanging 10,007 units, Express Catering fell 5 cents to $4.20 with an exchange of 6,504 units. Fontana fell 5 cents after closing at $5.11, with 54,087 stock units crossing the exchange, General Accident lost 21 cents to close at $6.80, with 5,216,851 stock units passing through the market, Honey Bun added 10 cents to end at $4.90 in exchanging 127,592 shares. Indies Pharma increased by 6 cents to settle at $2.76 247,288 shares changing hands, Jamaican Teas rose 5 cents to end at $5.05 in trading 59,383 shares, Jetcon Corporation gained 1 cent to end at 97 cents with investors swapping 9,533 stock units. Lasco Distributors added 3 cents in ending at $2.84 trading 118,580 stock units, Limners and Bards jumped 16 cents to close at $2.65 while exchanging 20,014 units, Lumber Depot carved out a loss 2 cents to close at $1.05 with investors switching ownership of 1,076,643 shares. Mailpac Group shed 1 cent to settle at $1.99 while exchanging 574,205 units, Main Event gained 6 cents to close at $4.05, with 1,800 units crossing the exchange, Medical Disposables carved out a loss 35 cents to close at $6 with investors swapping 2,772 units. Paramount Trading gained 15 cents to finish at $1.96, with 48,099 shares crossing the market, SSL Venture eked out a gain of 4 cents to settle at 89 cents in switching ownership of 3,000 units. Stationery and Office Supplies rose 1 cent to end at $5.61, trading 56,445 stock units and tTech lost $1.05 to end at $4.70 after 18,037 shares changed hands.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Investors push Junior Market down

The Junior Market lost more grounds in trading on Tuesday as the level of trading saw a 51 percent rise in the volume of stocks trading over that of Monday valued 38 percent more.
At the close, the Junior Market Index declined 33.03 points to close at 2,522.97. Trading ended with 35 securities changing hands with the prices of 9 stocks rising, 14 declining and prices of 12 closing unchanged. The average PE Ratio of the Junior Market ended at 10 based on IC Insider.com’s forecasted 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 5,783,237 shares accounting for $15,071,904 compared to 3,822,981 units at $10,886,036 on Monday. Trading was led by Mailpac Group, with 2.20 million shares for 38 percent of total volume followed by Limners and Bards with 1.14 million units for 20 percent of the day’s trade and Lumber Depot with 786,349 units for 13.6 percent market share.
An average trade of 165,235 units at $430,626 for each security traded, took place on Tuesday, in contrast to an average of 123,322 at $351,162 on Monday. An average of 398,323 units traded for $1,014,301 for the month to date, in contrast to 427,049 units at $1,086,232. The average for June ended at 245,049 units at $689,955.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the Junior Market shows two stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial rose 49 cents ending at $25.49 in trading 100 stock units, Blue Power shed 1 cent to close at $3.79 in exchanging 4,804 units, CAC 2000 jumped $1.20 to end at $9.20 with investors swapping 817 shares. Caribbean Producers declined 4 cents to $2.41 with an exchange of 34,396 shares, Fontana fell 4 cents to close at $5.16 in trading 48,029 shares. General Accident carved out a gain of just 1 cent to end at $7.01 with 200,895 units changing hands, GWest Corporation added 4 cents to end at 89 cents trading 4,066 stock units, Honey Bun dropped 69 cents to close at $4.80 after exchanging 259,576 shares. Indies Pharma lost 5 cents in closing at $2.70 with investors swapping 67,456 units, Jamaican Teas advanced by 1 cent to close at $5 in trading 153,741 units, Jetcon Corporation lost 5 cents to settle at 96 cents, with an exchange of 15,900 stock units. Knutsford Express climbed 38 cents to settle at $7 with investors switching ownership of 28,275 units, Lasco Distributors fell 18 cents to $2.81 trading 74,800 shares, Lasco Financial lost l2 cents to end at $2.49 after exchanging 43,312 shares. Lasco Manufacturing gained 4 cents to end at $3.60, with 23,350 units changing hands, Limners and Bards increased 4 cents to $2.49 in trading 1,138,812 stock units, Mailpac Group fell 4 cents to $2 with an exchange of 2,204,157 stock units. Medical Disposables shed 6 cents to end at $6.35 with 48,577 stock units crossing the exchange, Paramount Trading gained 1 cent to end at $1.81 with investors trading 580 stock units, SSL Venture dropped 4 cents to settle at 85 cents with 49,835 units changing hands. Stationery and Office Supplies declined by 20 cents to close at $5.60 in trading 16,097 units and tTech declined by 5 cents to settle at $5.75 in trading 59,153 stock units.
Derrimon Trading preference share dropped by 10 cents to close at $1.80 in trading 44,192 shares.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

The Junior Market tumbles on Friday

The Junior Market Index tumbled on Friday with a drop of 63.94 points to end trading activities at 2,532.08 as declining stocks outpaced advancing ones 3 to 1.
The day ended, with the prices of seven stocks rising, 20 declining while eight remained firm. The average PE Ratio of the Junior Market ended at nine based on IC Insider.com’s forecasted 2020-21 earnings.
Trading ended with an exchange of 4,584,423 shares for $12,466,749 from 35 shares compared to 6,245,390 units at $15,597,349 from 33 securities on Thursday.  Indies Pharma led trading with 2.43 million shares for 53 percent of total volume, followed by Everything Fresh with 384,763 units for 8 percent of the day’s trade and Lumber Depot with 250,122 units for 6 percent market share.
The average trade for the day ended at 130,984 units for an average of $356,193, in contrast to an average of 189,254 valued at $472,647 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 464,265 units at $1,176,300 for each security traded in contrast to 517,773 units at $1,307,969 previously. In contrast, the average trade for June was 245,049 units at $689,955 for each active security.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the Junior Market shows three stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial dived $4.33 to $21.67 in trading 17,214 units, AMG Packaging lost 36 cents to settle at a 52 weeks’ low of $1.15 with investors transferring 49,074 units, Caribbean Flavours jumped 32 cents to finish at $10.50 with an exchange of 3,404 stock units. Caribbean Producers increased by 10 cents to close at $2.48 in trading 52,951 units, Derrimon Trading slipped 3 cents to close at $2.38 with 5,400 stock units changing hands, Dolphin Cove declined by 20 cents to end at $7.80 with of 21,000 units changing hands. Elite Diagnostic dropped 13 cents and traded 16,797 units to finish at $3.62, Everything Fresh lost 8 cents to close at 67 cents with investors transferring 384,763 shares, Express Catering fell 5 cents to $4.25 with 50 shares changing hands. Fontana dipped by 9 cents to close at $5.10 with investors exchanging 111,283 units, Fosrich dropped 7 cents to $3.68 in the transfer of 9,043 units, General Accident shed 20 cents in the trading of 18,676 shares to finish at $6.80. GWest Corporation lost 4 cents and exchanged 5,204 units to settle at 85 cents, Indies Pharma ended with investors transferring 2,426,126 stock units as the stock shed 17 cents to close at $2.78, Jamaican Teas lost 9 cents to finish at $4.70 with 44,424 stock units changing hands. Jetcon Corporation fell 3 cents to settle at $1.05 in trading 62,409 shares, Knutsford Express dropped 30 cents to close at $6.50 with 102,248 units changing hands, Lasco Financial rose 1 cent to $2.51 with an exchange of 47,400 shares. Lasco Manufacturing increased by 9 cents to settle at $3.70 with 104,900 units traded, Limners and Bards gained 10 cents to end at $2.60 with investors transferring 73,015 shares, Lumber Depot fell 3 cents and traded 250,122 units to finish $1.02. Mailpac Group closed 5 cents higher at $2.03 with 170,630 stock units changing hands, Main Event declined 1 cent to $4.07 in the transfer of 769 units, Paramount Trading lost 14 cents to end at $1.80 with 30,600 shares crossing the exchange. SSL Venture slipped 1 cent to 89 cents and exchanging just one unit, Stationery and Office Supplies gained 10 cents to end at $5.80 with the transfer of 2,300 units and tTech lost 50 cents to close at $4.70 with 3,074 units changing hands.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

 

Junior Market ekes out more gains – Wednesday

Within 20 minutes of opening on Wednesday, the Junior Market surged nearly 40 points to 2,640.89 points, but selling pressure of a few stocks gradually eroded the most of the early gains, leaving the Market Index in adding just 8.04 points for the day, to finish at 2610.02 with Mailpac accounting for more than 19 million shares.
Similar to Tuesday, when 34 securities changed hands, a similar number of stocks traded on Wednesday, with the prices of 14 stocks rising, nine declining and 11 stocks closing unchanged. The day ended with an exchange of 22,898,027 shares accounting for $49,652,613 compared to 21,554,761 units at $46,869,796 on Tuesday. The average PE Ratio of the Junior Market ended at 10.3 based on IC Insider.com’s forecasted 2020-21 earnings.
Mailpac Group led trading with 19.3 million shares for 84 percent of total volume followed by General Accident with 1.24 million units for 5.4 percent of the day’s trade and Everything Fresh with 498,073 units for 2 percent market share.
The average trade for the day ended at 673,471 units at $1,460,371, in contrast to an average of 633,964 shares for $1,378,523 on Tuesday. For the month to date, an average of 658,177 shares traded at $1,664,469 for each security, in contrast to 554,511 units at $1,456,207 previously. in comparison, the average trade for June was 245,049 units at $689,955 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the Junior Market shows two stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial rose $1.50 to end at $26 trading 6,506 stock units, AMG Packaging gained 1 cent and exchanged 5,355 shares to finish at $1.52, Blue Power added 8 cents to settle at $3.88 with investors transferring 800 units. Cargo Handlers jumped 80 cents to $7.80 with 455 units changing hands, Caribbean Flavours shed $3.82 to settle at $10.18 with an exchange of 10,000 shares, Caribbean Producers declined by 2 cents to close at $2.48, trading 126,365 shares. Consolidated Bakeries advanced 4 cents to finish at $1.55 with investors transferring 479,671 stock units, Derrimon Trading slipped 1 cent to $2.38 with an exchange of 100 stock units exchanged, Everything Fresh fell 11 cents to close at 66 cents, trading 498,073 shares. Express Catering lost 5 cents to end at $4.30 with 1,158 stock units changing hands, Fontana increased by 14 cents to settle at $5.19 with investors transferring 85,039 shares, General Accident traded 1,237,500 units and jumped 39 cents to end at $6.99. GWest Corporation advanced 4 cents to 89 cents in trading 200 units, Honey Bun rose 3 cents to settle at $5.58 with the trading of 61,790 units, Indies Pharma gained 1 cent as investors transferred 341,207 shares to finish at $2.95. Jamaican Teas declined by 5 cents to end at $4.85 with trading in 4,500 shares, Jetcon Corporation closed 2 cents higher at $1.01 with an exchange of 60,500 shares, Limners and Bards lost 13 cents to finish at $2.47 with 125,851 shares changing hands. Lumber Depot fell 5 cents and traded 309,800 shares to close at $1.02, Mailpac Group exchanged 19,259,357 units and gained 8 cents to settle at $1.96, Medical Disposables jumped 25 cents to close at $7 with 16,482 stock units changing hands. Paramount Trading lost 6 cents to finish at $1.94, with investors transferring 705 stock units and SSL Venture gained 12 cents to settle at 90 cents with 452 shares crossing the exchange.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.