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.

Junior Market starts July up

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange started July on a positive note as trading ended with 29 securities changing hands with the prices of 7 stocks rising, nine declining and the prices of 13 remaining unchanged.
The average PE Ratio of the Junior Market ended at 10.1 based on IC Insider.com’s forecasted 2020-21 earnings. The market closed with an exchange of 3,953,494 shares, accounting for $9,882,736 compared to 4,554,181 units at 12,472,239 from 33 securities on Tuesday.
Jetcon Corporation led trading with 1.34 million units for 34 percent of total volume followed by Caribbean Cream with 867,135 units for 22 percent of trading and Derrimon Trading with 420,673 units and 11 percent market share.
The average trade ended at 136,327 units for $340,784 in contrast to an average of 138,005 valued at 377,947 on Tuesday. June ended with an average of 245,049 shares 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 five stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and five with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Blue Power advanced 2 cents to settle at $3.88 in trading 1,168 units, Caribbean Cream declined by 25 cents to settle at $2.45 with an exchange of 867,135 stock units, Derrimon Trading jumped 10 cents to end at $2.52 in trading 420,673 stock units. Dolphin Cove declined by 28 cents to close at $8 in trading 1,082 units, Elite Diagnostic gained 2 cents to end at $3.93 with 7,848 shares changing hands, Everything Fresh shed 6 cents to end at 74 cents with an exchange of 13,001 stock units. Express Catering dropped 5 cents to close at $4.30 in trading 13,725 units, Fosrich dived 51 cents to settle at $3.51 with an exchange of 6,034 stock units, General Accident added 5 cents to close at $6.20 with 280,144 stock units crossing the market. Honey Bun dropped by 32 cents to settle at $5.40 after exchanging 28,621 units, Indies Pharma lost 15 cents to end at $2.48 after trading 886 units, Jamaican Teas gained 21 cents to close at $4.99 with an exchange of 374,322 stock units. Lasco Manufacturing gained 46 cents to end at $3.96 trading 114,039 stock units, Limners and Bards climbed 21 cents to settle at $2.77 in with 84,525 stock units changing hands, Lumber Depot shed 1 cent to end at $1.12 in trading 5,122 stock units and Mailpac Group declined by 1 cent to $1.98 with 108,228 shares changing hands.

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

 

Junior Market jumps to end June

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended June on a positive note with the market index rising 24.30 to close at 2.592.24 and ended the halfway mark of the year, down 22.6 percent and closing out the month 41 points lower than the close of May.
Trading ended with 33 securities changing hands, down from 37 on Monday, with prices of 15 stocks rising, 10 declining and eight stocks closing unchanged. The average PE Ratio of the Junior Market ended at 10.1 based on IC Insider.com’s forecasted 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 4,554,181 shares accounting for 12,472,239 compared to 13,689,006 units at 25,143,842 on Monday.
Jetcon Corporation led trading with 1.23 million units for 27 percent of total trades, followed by Mailpac Group with 786,681 shares or 17 percent and Lasco Distributors with 675,284 stock units at 15 percent market share.
The average trade for the ended at 138,005 units at 377,947 in contrast to an average of 414,818 valued at 761,935 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 245,049 units valued at 689,955 in contrast to 258,414 units valued at $659,203. Trading for May ended with an average of 150,274 units for $491,077 for each security.
 IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the Junior 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 jumped $5.49 to $27 with 56,075 shares trading, AMG Packaging gained 3 cents to close at $1.68 after exchanging 7,720 shares, Blue Power advanced 16 cents to settle at $3.86 in trading 2,918 units. Cargo Handlers dropped 60 cents to $6.40 with 1,400 shares changing hands, Caribbean Assurance Brokers rose 5 cents and transferred 6,549 stock units to finish at $2.20, Caribbean Flavours jumped $2.22 to end at $13.72 with an exchange of 22,218 shares. Caribbean Producers slipped 3 cents to $2.37 with 152,585 units changing hands, Consolidated Bakeries closed 9 cents higher at $1.60, trading 30,100 units, Derrimon Trading climbed 24 cents and exchanged 35,826 shares to finish at $2.42. Dolphin Cove dropped 2 cents to $8.28 with 1,460 stock units passing through the market, Fontana decreased 6 cents to settle at $5.39 with 46,002 units changing hands, Fosrich climbed 56 cents to end at $4.02 in the transfer of 117,363 shares. Honey Bun gained 8 cents and traded 43,409 stock units to settle at $5.72, Indies Pharma carved out a 15 cents gain to end at $2.63 with an exchange of 508,368 units, Jamaican Teas dropped 11 cents to close at $4.78 with investors transferring 3,642 stock units. Jetcon Corporation exchanged 1,236,791 units and fell 2 cents to settle at $1.08, Knutsford Express rose 20 cents to end at $8.90 with 11,637 stock units changing hands, Lasco Distributors shed 6 cents in the exchange of 675,284 shares to finish at $3. Lasco Manufacturing declined 45 cents to end at $3.50in the transfer of 87,821 stock units, Limners and Bards lost 24 cents to close at $2.56 trading 139,400 units, Lumber Depot advanced 13 cents and traded 133,144 stock units to settle at $1.13. Mailpac Group closed 1 cent higher at $1.99 exchanging 786,681 units, Main Event jumped 48 cents to settle at $4.48 in trading 977 shares, Medical Disposables shed 70 cents and with 300,200 shares changing hands to finish at $6.30 and Stationery and Office Supplies added 30 cents to end at $6.29 with 200 shares crossing the exchange.

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

Junior Market dips ahead of month-end

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Trading on the Junior Market ended with the market index shedding 16.35 points top of the 31 points lost on Friday to close at 2,567.94 ahead of the mid-year close on Tuesday.
Market activity and resulted in 33 securities changing hands, up from 31 on Friday, with investors pushing the prices of 13 stocks up and 14 down, leaving prices of six unchanged. The average PE Ratio of the Junior Market ended at 9.9 based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 13,689,006 shares accounting for 25,143,842 compared to 5,923,1 33 units at 14,437,994 on Friday. Lumber Depot led trading with 10.12 million shares for 74 percent of total volume, followed by Fontana with 1.2 million units for 9 percent of the day’s trade and Mailpac Group with 516,217 units for 3.8 percent market share.
The average trade for the ended at 414,818 units at 761,935 in contrast to an average of 191,069 valued at 465,742 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 250,116 units valued at $6,38,843 in contrast to 253,214 units at 624,575. In contrast, May closed with an average of 150,274 units for $491,077 for each 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 five with lower offers.
At the close of the market,  AMG Packaging advanced by 4 cents to end at $1.65 in trading 900 units, Blue Power gained 3 cents to end at $3.70 after investors swapped 49,900 stock units, Caribbean Assurance Brokers declined by 5 cents to settle at $2.15 with an exchange of 26,721 shares. Caribbean Cream rose 23 cents to end at $2.70 with a trade of 400 units, Caribbean Flavours shed 20 cents to settle at $11.50 in exchanging 252,280 shares, Caribbean Producers gained 6 cents while closing at $2.40 trading 43,305 stock units. Consolidated Bakeries dropped 19 cents to $1.51 swapping 35,470 shares, Elite Diagnostic eased by 9 cents to settle at $3.91 in trading 20,300 units, Everything Fresh shed 1 cent to close at 80 cents with an exchange of 29,500 shares. Express Catering dropped 60 cents to $4.35 with investors swapping 77,204 stock units, Fontana declined by 4 cents to end at $5.45 with 1,213,293 units changing hands, Fosrich shed 54 cents to end at $3.46 with an exchange of 36,979 shares. General Accident gained 15 cents to $6.15 after exchanging 117,000 units, Honey Bun inched 1 cent higher to end at $5.64 with an exchange of 1,052 stock units, Indies Pharma declined 2 cents to end at $2.48 with 450,753 shares crossing the exchange. ISP Finance declined by $1 to close at $12 in trading 2,300 stock units, Jamaican Teas added 18 cents to close at $4.89 after investors swapped 69,509 units, Jetcon Corporation surged 8 cents to end at $1.10 in trading 7,929 shares. Knutsford Express advanced 70 cents to end at $8.70 with an exchange of 784 stock units, Lasco Distributors gained 1 cent to $3.06 with a transfer of 88,405 shares, Limners and Bards gained 40 cents to close at $2.80 with 126,818 shares changing hands. Lumber Depot lost 12 cents to settle at $1 with investors swapping 10,120,000 stock units, Mailpac Group added 1 cent to close at $1.98 after trading 516,217 units, Main Event dropped 48 cents in closing at $4 with 81,745 shares passing through the market. Medical Disposables advanced 26 cents in closing at $7 with an exchange of 14,000 stock units, SSL Venture shed 7 cents in ending at 78 cents and trading 1,088 shares and Stationery and Office Supplies declined 21 cents to $5.99 with 4,100 stock units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated

Junior Market tops 2,600 again

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange resulted in Market Index surging 52.72 points to close at 2,602.92 to cross back above the 2,600 mark after falling below it on Monday, as trading fell back to more normal levels, from the heightened level on Tuesday.
By the close of the market, investors exchanged 4,874,547 shares for $20,159,456 compared to 46,968,202 units at $126,633,229 on Tuesday. The day’s activities saw 35 securities changing hands, with the prices of 12 rising 11 stocks declining and 12 closing with prices remaining unchanged. The average PE ratio of the market ended at 9.9 based on IC Insider.com’s 2020-21 earnings.
The average trade of the day was 139,273 units at $575,984, in contrast to an average of 1,467,756 units for $3,957,288 on Tuesday. The average volume for the month to date amounts to 262,928 units at $761,592 for each security trading, in contrast to 271,188 units at $773,989. In contrast, May closed with an average of 150,274 units for $491,077 for each security.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows one stock ending with the bid higher than the last selling price and one with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, Access Financial lost $2.49 to end at $21.51 in trading 1,000 units, AMG Packaging shed 1 cent in closing at $1.61 with 5,389 shares changing hands, Blue Power dipped by 1 cent to close at $3.60 after swapping 21,320 stock units. Caribbean Flavours dropped $2.10 to $11.90 in trading 14,788 units, Caribbean Producers advanced by 5 cents to end at $2.39 with an exchange of 232,831 units, Derrimon Trading rose 10 cents and ending at $2.40 after swapping 19,100 stock units. Express Catering advanced 2 cents to end at $4.99 in exchanging 750 stock units, Fontana lost 10 cents in closing at $5.50 in trading 310,380 units, General Accident advanced by 26 cents to end at $6.01 in trading 2,352,308 units. GWest Corporation declined by 5 cents to end at 90 cents with an exchange of 1,526 shares, Honey Bun fell by 32 cents to end at $5.33 with 25,700 units changing hands, iCreate lost 3 cents to 58 cents in trading 20,000 stock units. Indies Pharma fell 11 cents to close at $2.55 in exchanging 302,614 units, Jamaican Teas shed 9 cents and ended at $4.49 in trading 22,935 stock units, Knutsford Express gained 20 cents to settle at $8.70 while exchanging 25 units. Lasco Distributors gained 1 cent to settle at $2.98 with an exchange of 22,760 stock units, Limners and Bards advanced by 1 cent to close at $2.74 after trading 106,712 stock units, Lumber Depot rose 2 cents to settle at $1.13 with 61,947 shares passing through the market. Mailpac Group carved out a 2 cents gain in ending at $1.90 and trading 221,968 units, Main Event shed 5 cents to settle at $4.10 in trading 1,333 shares, Paramount Trading advanced by 2 cents to end at $2 swapping with 1,231 units changing hands. SSL Venture gained 10 cents to end at 85 cents after trading 53,333 stock units and Stationery and Office Supplies garnered a 28 cents rise to close at $6.28 in exchanging 1,660 units.

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

Junior Market gives back some gains

After closing higher on four of five days last week with the week closing with a gain of 42 points on Friday, the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange lost grounds on the first trading day of the week with the market Index declining 32.01 points to close at 2,581.40.
Trading on the finished with 30 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 4,645,198 units valued at $13,350,189 compared to 2,764,337 units valued at $7,742,462 on Friday.
At the close of market activities, the prices of nine securities advanced, 11 declined and nine remained unchanged.
An average of 154,840 shares for each security traded at $445,006 An average of 154,840 units stock traded on Monday at $445,006 each, in contrast to 86,386 units for an average of $241,952 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 173,151 units valued at $411,659 and previously 175,086 units valued at $408,136. May closed with an average of 150,274 units valued at $491,077 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows two stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial declined $2.24 in trading of 4,500 units at $22.51, CAC 2000 lost $1.40 in exchanging 4,718 units at a 52 weeks’ closing low of $8, Cargo Handlers closed 50 cents higher at $7.50, trading 25,181 stock units. Caribbean Assurance Brokers rose 8 cents and ended with 5,133 stock units changing hands at $2.24, Caribbean Producers lost 4 cents in trading of 954,039 units at $2.36, Express Catering ended trading with 16,529 shares, after rising 10 cents to end at $4.30. Fontana dipped 51 cents in trading of 276,289 units at $5.46, Honey Bun ended market activity exchanging 201,000 shares to close at $5.10, after falling 23 cents. iCreate lost 3 cents in trading of 457,276 units at 55 cents, Indies Pharma closed trading of 957,799 units and gained 7 cents to end at $3, Jetcon Corporation closed trading of 106,326 units and gained 20 cents to end at $1.10. Lasco Distributors ended with a loss of 1 cent at $2.95 with 75,054 stock units changing hands, Lasco Financial ended market activity exchanging 7,000 shares to close at $2.51 after falling 13 cents, Lasco Manufacturing ended market activity exchanging 119,598 shares to close at $4, after falling 5 cents. Limners and Bards climbed 35 cents, exchanging 537,280 shares at $2.50. Mailpac Group gained 1 cent with 284,048 shares changing hands at $1.89, Main Event dipped 32cents in trading35,314 units at $4.08, Medical Disposables rose 1 cent to end at $6.70 trading 10,000 shares and SSL Venture declined by 4 cents to settle at 75 cents after 25,931 shares crossed the market.
In the Junior Market preference segment, CAC 2000 9.5% closed trading of 8,000 units and gained 16 cents to end at $1.16 and Derrimon Trading 9% exchanged 5,010 shares with a rise of 5 cents to end at 41.55.

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

Up day for Junior Market

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended five days of decline with a rise in the index on Monday with the Market Index rising 11.49 points to close at 2,560.56.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 13 securities advanced, 14 declined and five remained unchanged. The PE ratio of the market ended at 9.2 times 2020-21 earnings.
Trading ended with 32 securities changing hands, compared 26 on Friday and resulted in an exchange of 12,747,813 units valued at $17,475,915 compared to 1,400,627 units valued at a mere $3,764,005 on Friday.
The average trade on Monday was 398,369 units at $546,122, in contrast to 53,870 units, for an average of $144,769 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 204,071 units valued at $469,345 and previously 156,968 units valued at $450,732. Trading in May closed with an average of 150,274 units valued at $491,077 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows three stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and none with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial dropped $2.09 trading 18,091 units in closing at $22.51, AMG Packaging gained 14 cents and exchanged 2,864 shares at $1.70, Blue Power closed with a loss of 26 cents at $3.60 after swapping 9,390 shares. CAC 2000 rose 10 cents and exchanged 1,000 shares at $9.40, Derrimon Trading lost 39 cents trading of 70,316 units at $2.20, Dolphin Cove dropped 80 cents exchanging 8,547 shares to close at $7.50. Elite Diagnostic gained 11 cents with 85,292 shares changing hands at $3.85, Everything Fresh declined by 2 cents in trading of 52,869 units at 78 cents, Express Catering closed trading of 2,789 units and gained 3 cents to end at $4.38. Fontana rose 14 cents exchanging 122,435 shares, at $6.14, Fosrich closed with a loss of 48 cents at $3.41in  swapping 11,141 shares, General Accident rose 7 cents with 19,637 shares changing hands at $5.37, Honey Bun gained 15 cents trading of 133,905 units to end at $5.45. Indies Pharma declined by 5 cents to settle at $2.21 after investors switched ownership of  32,151 units, Jamaican Teas ended trading with 57,832 shares, after rising 36 cents to close at $4.89, Jetcon Corporation closed 5 cents higher at 90 cents, with 355 stock units changing hands. Knutsford Express climbed 30 cents and exchanged 950 shares at $8.30, Lasco Distributors ended trading with 152,436 shares, after rising 7 cents to end at $2.98, Lasco Financial shed 10 cents to settle at $2.55 after exchanging 168,566 shares, Lasco Manufacturing lost 5 cents trading 16,100 units at $3.85. Limners and Bards closed, with a loss of 2 cents at $2.03 in swapping 87,179 shares, Lumber Depot lost 3cents with 11,147,733 shares crossing the market to close at $1.10, Mailpac Group closed trading of 68,279 units and gained 3 cents to end at $1.90. Main Event stock fell by 12 cents in exchanging 2,000 units at $4.35, shares of Medical Disposables declined by 13 cents to settle at $6.75 with 39,870 units changing hands, Paramount Trading gained 1 cent to end at $1.99, trading 1,000 shares and SSL Venture shed 14 cents in transferring 16,674 units at 79 cents.

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

5-day Junior Market drop – Thursday

Another day of Junior Market trading and another fall in the market index a further 34.89 points to close at 2,554.76 on Thursday as 33 securities changed hands compared to 36 securities on Wednesday.
The prices of 14 securities advanced, 12 declined and seven remained unchanged. The market closed with the average PE ratio of 9.4 times IC Insider.com projected 2020-21 earnings.
Trading settled on Thursday with, resulting in an exchange of 2,120,809 units valued at $5,882,853 compared to 4,571,474 units valued at $12,078,991 from.
The average trade for the day was 64,267 units at $178,268 in contrast to 126,985 units for an average of $335,528 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 236,556 units valued at $872,686 and previously 289,692 units valued at $1,086,852. In contrast, May closed with an average of 150,274 units valued at $491,077 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging traded 96,209 shares to end at $1.56 after falling 14 cents, Blue Power rose 4 cents to $3.64 with 22,000 shares crossing the exchange, Cargo Handlers shed 19 cents to finish at $6.21 with 3,602 units changing hands. Caribbean Assurance gained 3 cents and exchanged 27,678 shares to settle at $2.20, Caribbean Flavours lost $1.20 in the trading of 281 shares to close at $10.10, Caribbean Producers slipped 2 cents to $2.38 with an exchange of 79,994 units. Derrimon Trading ended 24 cents higher at $2.59, with the trading of 29,510 stock units, Dolphin Cove gained 40 cents to $7.80 with 12,812 shares changing hands, Elite Diagnostic finished at $3.74 after rising 27 cents in swapping 6,154 stock units. Express Catering gained 5 cents and exchanged 14,543 units to close at $4.40, Fontana climbed 19 cents to $5.99 with 276,649 shares changing hands, Fosrich gained 74 cents to $3.89 after trading 24,261 stock units. General Accident lost 11 cents in the exchange of 105,293 units to finish at $5.41, Honey Bun closed at $5.55 after rising 10 cents in the swapping of 56,743 shares, Iron Rock Insurance fell 15 cents to $3.70 with an exchange of 1,100 units. Jamaican Teas lost 2 cents in the trading of 2,481 shares to close at $4.98, Knutsford Express jumped 30 cents to $8.90 with 3,409 units changing hands, Lasco Financial lost 9 cents in trading 23,840 shares to close at $2.41. Lasco Manufacturing dipped 26 cents to $4.02 with 16,926 units crossing the exchange, Limners and Bards climbed 10 cents and exchanged 144,500 shares to settle at $2, Lumber Depot declined by 3 cents to settle at $1.11 with 552,285 shares changing hands. MailPac Group lost 2 cents in the trading of 279,180 units to finish at $1.86, Main Event exchanged 27,952 units and gained 29 cents to end at $4.47, Medical Disposables gained 1 cent to end at $6.76 with 2,319 shares traded. SSL Venture climbed 3 cents to  93 cents with 20,000 shares crossing the exchange and Stationery and Office Supplies fell 4 cents in the swapping of 2,238 units to land at $6.26.

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

Junior Market slips for a third day

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Wednesday with 36 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 4,571,474 units valued at $12,078,991 compared to 12,626,886 units valued at $37,770,740 from 36 stocks on Tuesday.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 9 securities advanced, 12 declined and 14 remained unchanged. The Junior Market Index declined by 7.12 points to close at 2,589.65.
The average security traded for the day ended at 126,985 units and $335,528, in contrast to 350,747 units for an average of $1,049,187 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amount 289,692 units valued at $1,086,852 and previously 372,181 units valued at $1,467,806. Trading in May closed with an average of 150,274 units valued at $491,077 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows three stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, Access Financial climbed $1.55 to settle at $24.60 with 1,000 shares changing hands, Blue Power closed with a loss of 10 cents at $3.60, with an exchange of 50,000 shares, CAC 2000 declined by 9 cents in trading of 2,575 units at $9.30. Cargo Handlers ended trading with 6,921 shares, after rising 19 cents to close at $6.40, Caribbean Cream ended t with 35,115 shares changing hands after rising 33 cents to settle at $2.80. Caribbean Flavours fell 70 cents in exchanging 20,000 shares to close at $11.30, Derrimon Trading dipped 25 cents in trading of 100 units at $2.35, Dolphin Cove fell 40 cents with 11,200 units changing hands at $7.40. Elite Diagnostic closed trading of 8,446 units and gained 5 cents to end at $3.47, Express Catering ended with a loss of 1 cent at $4.35 with 25,692 stock units changing hands, Fosrich closed with a loss of 85 cents at $3.15 swapping 6,300 shares. General Accident lost 51 cents in trading of 97,860 units at $5.52, GWest Corporation exchanged 10,996 shares to close at 95 cents, after falling 5 cents, Honey Bun climbed 25 cents and exchanged 85,194 shares at $5.45. Jamaican Teas ended trading with 118,470 shares, after rising 40 cents to end at $5, Jetcon Corporation closed 3 cents higher at 85 cents, with 41,800 stock units trading, Knutsford Express closed 8 cents higher at $8.60, trading 3,910 stock units. Lasco Distributors lost 2 cents with 717,278 shares changing hands to close at $2.91, Lasco Manufacturing declined by 22 cents in trading of 169,108 units at $4.28, Main Event lost 32 cents in ending at $4.18 while exchanging 9,108 shares and Medical Disposables climbed 22 cents and traded 14,727 shares at $6.75.

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

Busy Junior Market trading – Tuesday

Investors had another busy day on Tuesday in trading 36 securities on the Junior Market, with an exchange of 12,626,886 units valued at $37,770,740 compared to 13,798,652 units valued at $66,443,460 from 35 securities on Monday.
The market index jumped in the first 30 minutes of trading to 2,666.21 but could not hold on to the gains as it slipped back to end with a loss of 20.92 points at 2,596.77. The market closed with the average PE ratio of 9.4 times IC Insider.com projected 2020-21 earnings.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 14 securities advanced, 11 declined and 11 remained unchanged.
The average trade ended at 350,747 units at $1,049,187 for each security traded in contrast to 394,247 units for an average of $1,898,385 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 372,181 units valued at $1,467,806. In contrast, May closed with an average of 150,274 units valued at $491,077 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows three stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging exchanged 12,452 units and gained 9 cents to end at $1.70, Blue Power climbed 10 cents to $3.70 with 5,000 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cream lost 28 cents in trading 157,448 shares to close at 2.47 cents. Caribbean Flavours jumped 70 cents to $12 and exchanged 214 shares, Derrimon Trading swapped 48,300 units and gained 28 cents to end at $2.60, Elite Diagnostic closed 2 cents higher at $3.42, trading 78,926 stock units. Everything Fresh ended at 80 cents after swapping 27,139 shares and rising 5 cents, Express Catering lost 4 cents trading 61,977 shares to close at 4.36 cents, General Accident fell 2 cents in the exchange of 1,242,006 units to settle at $6.03. GWest Corporation climbed 13 cents and traded just 20 shares to finish at $1, Honey Bun fell 20 cents to 5.20 with 69,778 changing hands cents, iCreate shed 4 cents in swapping 201,238 units to close at $0.51. Indies Pharma traded 108,120 shares, after rising 1 cent to end at $2.26, Jamaican Teas lost 3 cents in the exchange of 24,648 units to close at $4.60, Jetcon Corporation swapped 3,010,893 units to finish at 82 after falling 7 cents$0. Knutsford Express ended with 372,439 shares changing hands, after rising 11 cents to settle at $8.52, Lasco Distributors declined by 17 cents to $2.93 with an exchange of 1,534,284 units, Lasco Manufacturing shed 29 cents and traded 969,317 shares to close at $4.50. Limners and Bards ended at $1.90 after rising 7 cents and transferring 35,164 stock units, Lumber Depot inched 1 higher to $1.14, trading 76,135 shares, MailPac Group closed at $1.88, having gained 2 cents and swapping 192,266 units. Medical Disposables dropped 36 cents to settle at $6.53 with 50,350 stock units traded, Paramount Trading exchanged 461,541 shares and gained 1 cent to end at $1.99, SSL Venture climbed 15 cents and swapped 300 units to finish at 90 cents and tTech closed with a loss of 41 cents at $4.29 with 2,098 shares crossing the exchange.

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