4 days of gains for Junior Market

Stocks rose for the fourth consecutive day on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange when the market index eked a modest rise at the close on Tuesday despite more stocks falling than rising as market activity accounted for 65 percent fewer shares changing hands than on Monday.
Trading ended with 35 stocks changing hands compared to 34 on Monday, with prices of 13 stocks rising, 18 declining and four remaining unchanged.
The Market Index squeezed out a gain of 5.26 points to close at 2,521.33. The average PE is 13.1 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Trading in 6,501,187 shares for $15,100,161 versus 10,722,538 units at $28,515,368 on Monday. Jamaican Teas controlled 52.3 percent of total volume with 3.40 million shares, followed by Mailpac Group with 20.3 percent after a transfer of 1.32 million units and Fontana with 8.2 percent market share or 530,841 units.
Trading averaged 185,748 units at $431,433 compared to 315,369 at $838,687 on Monday. November ended with an average of 193,331 units at $566,885.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows six stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, Access Financial dropped $2.58 to $19.92 with the trading of a mere 100 shares,  AMG Packaging gained 6 cents to end at $1.65 with an exchange of 1,141 stocks, Blue Power rose 5 cents to $2.60 in an exchange of 7,040 stock units. CAC 2000 shed $2 to  $8 with a transfer of 1,564 shares, Cargo Handlers lost 11 cents to $7.20 with 200 units traded, Caribbean Assurance Brokers advanced 19 cents to $1.91 with an exchange of 500 stocks. Caribbean Cream fell 12 cents to $4 with 8,513 shares changing hands, Caribbean Flavours lost 5 cents to close at $1.70 with a transfer of 14,992 stocks, Caribbean Producers climbed 18 cents to $2.60 with 500 units traded. Consolidated Bakeries declined by 12 cents to settle at $1.10 with 5,000 shares passing through the market, Derrimon Trading gained 15 cents and exchanged 66,059 stocks to end at $2.50, Elite Diagnostic dropped 27 cents to $3.03 with 88,087 units changing hands. Express Catering rose 5 cents to $4.05 with a transfer of 250 shares, Fontana traded 530,841 stock units and lost 3 cents to end at $4.97, Fosrich slipped 10 cents to $3.90 with 4,068 stocks passing through the market. General Accident fell 24 cents to $5.96 with 123,138 shares changing hands, GWest Corporation gained 4 cents to finish at 69 cents in switching ownership of 11,159 units, iCreate closed 1 cent higher at 66 cents with 19,023 stock units traded. Indies Pharma lost 3 cents to end at $2.55 with a transfer of 5,428 shares, Jamaican Teas traded 3,400,162 units in shedding 22 cents to settle at $1.79, KLE Group dropped 30 cents to $1.15 with 5,000 stocks passing through the market. Knutsford Express jumped 29 cents to $6 with 1,053 shares traded, Lasco Distributors rose 17 cents to $3.46 with 21,784 stocks changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing closed 2 cents higher at $3.68 in a transfer of 95,410 units. Limners and Bards fell 13 cents to $2.50 with 39,832 stock units traded, Lumber Depot declined 15 cents to $1.20 with 168,882 shares passing through the market, Mailpac Group traded 1,321,705 stocks and slipped 1 cent to $2.20. SSL Venture rose 3 cents to 56 cents with a transfer of  14,628 units, Tropical Battery lost 6 cents to finish at $1.17 with 225,701 shares traded and tTech shed 52 cents to close at $4.08 with 44,599 stock units crossing the exchange.
In the preference segment, CAC 2000 gained 1 cent to end at $1 with 99,921 stocks changing hands.

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

Junior Market holds on

Rising stocks squeezed out declining ones at the end of Mondays’ trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange as the market closed out November with the market eking out a modest gain as it ended the month with a small net gain over October’s close as it remained in a narrow trading range from the summer months.
The market closed with a sharply increased volume of 221 percent and valued 247 percent over Friday’s level.
Trading ended with 34 securities changing hands compared to 35 on Friday and closed with the prices of 17 stocks rising, 14 declining and three remaining unchanged. Investors traded 10,722,538 shares for $28,515,368 compared to 3,342,645 units at $8,216,185 on Friday. Derrimon Trading led trading with 35.2 percent of the total volume for 3.78 million shares followed by Mailpac Group with 16 percent for 1.72 million units. Tropical Battery with 14.7 percent market share for 1.58 million units and Fontana with 11.3 percent for 1.20 million units changing hands.
The Junior Market Index gained just 2.24 points to settle at 2,516.07, with the average PE Ratio ending at 13.4 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Trading averaged 315,369 units at $838,687 in contrast to 95,504 at $234,748 on Friday. For the month to date, the average trade is 193,331 units at $566,885, compared to 187,110 units at $553,030 on Friday. October averaged 230,868 units at $535,509.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows six stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial rose 50 cents to close at $22.50, after trading 55,442 shares, AMG Packaging picked up 4 cents to finish at $1.59, exchanging 4,082 units, Blue Power fell 70 cents to $2.55, trading  52,551 stock units. Cargo Handlers ended at $7.31, with gains of 95 cents trading  512 units, Caribbean Assurance Brokers lost 18 cents transferring 17,811 shares to close at $1.72, Caribbean Cream declined 1 cent to $4.12, with 2,829 units passing through the market. Caribbean Flavours gained 8 cents to end at $1.75, with an exchange of 7,342 stock units, Caribbean Producers shed 21 cents trading 45,685 stocks to end at $2.42, Derrimon Trading lost 5 cents to end at $2.35 with 3,778,850 shares passing through the market. Dolphin Cove advanced 40 cents to $6.65, after the swapping of 6,651 units, Elite Diagnostic rose 28 cents to $3.30 trading 1,109 units, Everything Fresh gained 10 cents to end at 76 cents in exchanging 5,001 units. Express Catering closed 20 cents higher at $4, after crossing the exchange with 590 units, Fosrich lost 7 cents to end at $4, with the swapping of 12,387 stock units, General Accident gained 5 cents to settle at $6.20, after exchanging the market with 154,082 shares. GWest Corporation slipped 4 cents to 65 cents trading 15,205 units, Honey Bun gained 2 cents to end at $4.85 in clearing the market with 216,107 stocks, Indies Pharma carved out a gain of 7 cents to $2.58, in trading 59,122 units. Jamaican Teas lost 4 cents to end at $2.01, after clearing the market with 795,817 shares, Jetcon Corporation ended at 82 cents, with gains of 7 cents while trading 43,464 shares, Knutsford Express slid 29 cents to $5.71, with the swapping of 566 units. Lasco Financial lost 5 cents to end at $2.55 after exchanging 25,684 stock units, Lasco Manufacturing lost 14 cents to $3.66, after trading  57,387 stock units, Limners and Bards carved out a gain of 13 cents to end at $2.63, in an exchange of 210,501 shares. Lumber Depot rose 14 cents to $1.35, with 259,988 shares changing hands, Mailpac Group climbed 7 cents to $2.21, with 1,717,151 stock units changing hands, Medical Disposables shed 42 cents to close at $3.93, with the trading of 77,098 shares. Paramount Trading rose 18 cents to close at $1.50, with an exchange of 665 units, SSL Venture lost 4 cents to end at 53 cents, switching of ownership of 1,100 units, Stationery and Office Supplies ended at $4.43, after losing 12 cents transferring 4,152 units and Tropical Battery gained 13 cents to close at $1.23, in trading 1,579,900 shares.

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

Junior Market closes higher on Friday

The majority of stocks rose on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Friday, with the market index rising as investors traded 30 percent fewer shares with a value that was 57 percent lower than on Thursday even after Jamaican Teas, three for one stock split took effect at the start of trading and resulted in over 2.11 billion units in issue.

Jamaican Teas stock traded at a new price after a 3 for 1 stock split took effect on the Junior Market on Friday

Trading ended with 35 securities changing hands compared to 32 on Thursday and ended with the prices of 17 stocks rising, the prices of nine declining and nine remaining unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index gained 26.08 points to settle at 2,513.83. The average PE Ratio ended at 12.4 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with 3,342,645 shares trading at $8,216,185 versus 4,782,100 units at $19,328,148 on Thursday.
Derrimon Trading led trading with 23 percent of total volume with a transfer of 768,451 shares, followed by Lumber Depot with 15.2 percent of the day’s trade with an exchange of 508,099 units and Jamaican Teas with 15 percent market share or 502,383 units.
Trading ended with an average of 95,504 units at $234,748 in contrast to 149,441 at $604,005 on Thursday. For the month to date, the average trade is 187,110 units at $553,030, compared to 192,183 units at $570,657 on Thursday. October ended with an average of 230,868 units at  $535,509 trading.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AccessFinancial gained 10 cents to finish at $22 with 5,000 shares changing hands,  AMG Packaging lost 5 cents to settle at $1.55 with an exchange of 2,735 stock units, Caribbean Cream advanced 28 cents to end at $4.13 with a transfer of 50 shares. Caribbean Producers climbed 23 cents to close at $2.63 with 145,795 units traded, Consolidated Bakeries increased 20 cents to $1.22 with 3,582 stocks changing hands, Derrimon Trading exchanged 768,451 shares and fell 10 cents to $2.40.Dolphin Cove gained 24 cents to end at $6.25 with 965 units changing hands, Elite Diagnostic rose 2 cents to $3.02 with investors swapping 99,756 stocks, Everything Fresh lost 10 cents to finish at 66 cents with 2,394 shares traded. Express Catering jumped 44 cents to $3.80 with 10,590 stock units passing through the market, Fontana dropped 30 cents to $5 with an exchange of 260,252 units, Fosrich increased 6 cents to $4.07 with 27,449 shares changing hands. GWest Corporation slipped 4 cents to 69 cents with 2,242 stocks changing hands, Honey Bun rose 3 cents to $4.83, trading 12,684 shares, iCreate rose 4 cents to 65 cents with 75,897 units passing through the market. ISP Finance surged $6.39 to $22.50 with 2,270 stocks changing hands, after a three for one stock split, Jamaican Teas exchanged 502,383 shares and added 9 cents to settle at a post-split price of $2.05, Jetcon Corporation rose 5 cents to 75 cents with the transfer of 5,539 units. Lasco Financial rose 20 cents to close at $2.60 with 40,000 shares crossing the exchange, Lasco Manufacturing declined 10 cents to $3.80 with the trading of 5,375 stocks, Limners and Bards gained 5 cents to settle at $2.50 and switching ownership of 31,000 units. Lumber Depot traded 508,099 shares and lost 7 cents to end at $1.21, Medical Disposables jumped 42 cents to close at $4.35 with 4,000 stocks crossing the market, Stationery and Office Supplies gained 5 cents to finish at $4.55 with 8,958 units changing hands. Tropical Battery slipped 6 cents to $1.10 with 256,976 stocks traded and tTech shed 30 cents to $4.60 with 74,427 shares crossing the exchange.

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

Rise in Junior Market stopped

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After four consecutive days of increases, the Junior Market index finally gave way on Wednesday but not without a move higher in the morning session. Trading ended with the majority of stocks rising after an exchange of 47 percent fewer shares with a 50 percent fall in the consideration, compared to Tuesday.
Trading ended with 31 securities changing hands compared to 35 on Tuesday and closed with the prices of 15 stocks rising, seven declining and nine remaining unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index dropped 16.98 points to 2,504.35after it traded as high as 2,546,04 points after 41 minutes of trading. The average PE Ratio ended at 13.2 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Investors exchanged 3,050,027 shares for $6,670,693 compared to 6,501,187 units at $15,100,161 on Tuesday. Jamaican Teas led trading with 32.8 percent of total volume, after a transfer of 1.0 million shares followed by Mailpac Group with 24.9 percent for 759,011 units and Lumber Depot with 12 percent market share amounting to 365,322 units.
Trading averaged 98,388 units at $215,184, in contrast to 185,748 at $431,433 on Tuesday. The month to date trading averaged 144,715 units at $329,861. November ended with an average of 193,331 units at $566,885.
At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows five stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the market’s close, Access Financial gained 58 cents to end at $20.50, in trading 15,827 stock units, Caribbean Cream gained 8 cents to end at $4.08,  with investors swapping 2,961 units, Caribbean Flavours finished 2 cents higher at $1.72, in trading 354,471 shares. Caribbean Producers picked up 3 cents to close at $2.63, with 100,345 shares passing through the market, Everything Fresh lost 10 cents in closing at 66 cents and exchanging 43,313 stock units, Express Catering shed 55 cents to settle at $3.50 trading 71,068 shares. Fontana gained 23 cents to close at $5.20, in crossing the market with 101,159 shares, General Accident rose to $6.15, with gains of 19 cents trading 6,061 units, Honey Bun picked up 5 cents to end at $4.90, after exchanging 39,758 stock units. Jamaican Teas closed 4 cents higher at $1.83, with investors swapping 1,000,633 shares, Jetcon Corporation slipped 2 cents to close at 80 cents, after 1,012 units passed through the market, KLE Group shed 15 cents and ended at $1, with an exchange of 3,000 units. Lasco Distributors shed 30 cents to settle at $3.16, with 4,077 units changing hands, Lasco Financial gained 9 cents to close at $2.64, with 24,601 stock units crossing the exchange, Lasco Manufacturing rose 22 cents to $3.90 after 1,400 units passed through the market. Limners and Bards settled at $2.70, with gains of 20 cents with 62,241 shares changing hands, Lumber Depot gained 3 cents to close at $1.23, after exchanging 365,322 shares, Mailpac Group lost 1 cent to end at $2.19 trading 759,011 shares. Main Event lost 3 cents to close at $3, in exchanging 7,271 units, Medical Disposables jumped 46 cents to $4.39, with 500 units passing through the market, Tropical Battery gained 3 cents to close at $1.20, clearing the market with 6,082 units and tTech ended 22 cents higher at $4.30, after crossing the exchange with 8,950 units.

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

Junior Market tumbles on Wednesday

The market index rose to more than 2,556 points within an hour of trading on Wednesday but selling drove the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange down at the close, with the market index dropping nearly 100 points from the day’s peak to finish with a loss for the day of 70.49 points to settle at 2,459.43.
Trading ended with more stocks declining than rising after an exchange of 33 percent more shares than on Tuesday. The market closed with 38 securities changing hands compared to 33 on Tuesday and closed with the prices of 15 stocks rising, 17 declining and six remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio ends at 12.5 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market saw an exchange of 7,027,159 shares for  $23,247,610 compared to 5,272,918 units at $15,658,293 on Tuesday.
Fosrich led trading with 34.2 percent of total volume with an exchange of 2.4 million shares, followed by  Jamaican Teas with 13.9 percent after a transfer of 976,355 units and Tropical Battery with 9.6 percent market share for 675,760 stock units.
Trading ended with an average of 184,925 units at $611,779 compared to 159,785 at $474,494 on Tuesday. The month to date average trade is 194,462 units at $568,878, compared to 195,107
units at $565,977 on Tuesday. October averaged trade was 230,868 units at $535,509.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows seven stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial advanced 45 cents to $20.55 with an exchange of 6,753 shares, AMG Packaging slipped 1 cent to $1.59 with 71,448 stocks changing hands, Blue Power declined by 9 cents to $3.50 with 50 units traded. CAC 2000 jumped 80 cents to close at $10 with 1,000 stocks passing through the market, Cargo Handlers dropped 65 cents to $6.30 transferring 5,444 shares, Caribbean Assurance Brokers declined 15 cents to $1.75 with switching ownership of 43,718 units. Caribbean Cream declined by 19 cents in exchanging 93,302 stocks to finish at $3.81, Caribbean Producers gained 17 cents to close at $2.49 with 227,116 shares changing hands, Derrimon Trading lost 2 cents to settle at $2.38 with 20,761 units passing through the market. Dolphin Cove advanced 18 cents trading 2,368 stocks to end at $5.68, Elite Diagnostic dropped 20 cents to $3.10 in transferring 29,120 shares, Everything Fresh declined by 10 cents to 63 cents, in switching ownership of 165,878 units. Express Catering shed 67 cents to settle at $3.31 with an exchange of 89,040 stocks, Fontana climbed 30 cents to end at $5.38 with 149,049 units changing hands, General Accident gained 10 cents to finish at $6.20 with 62,300 shares traded. GWest Corporation rose 11 cents to close at 76 cents with 34,793 stocks passing through the market, iCreate lost 3 cents to settle at 59 cents with a transfer of 59,812 units, Indies Pharma increased 7 cents to $2.50, trading 89,073 shares. Iron Rock Insurance dropped 20 cents to finish at $2.80 with 31,000 stocks changing hands, Jamaican Teas exchanged 976,355 shares and climbed 20 cents to close at $6.70, Jetcon Corporation slipped 1 cent to 83 cents with 170,553 units passing through the market. Knutsford Express rose 5 cents to $6.70 with 1,000 shares traded, Lasco Financial gained 4 cents to end at $2.64 with a transfer of 10,000 stocks, Lasco Manufacturing fell 35 cents to $3.50 with investors switching ownership of 511,000 units.

Lumber Depot increased 8 cents to $1.29 with an exchange of 22,500 stocks, Mailpac Group rose 2 cents to $2.18 with 325,265 units changing hands, Medical Disposables dropped 27 cents to $3.93 with 33,581 shares traded. Paramount Trading increased by 2 cents to $1.32 with 30,000 stocks passing through the market, SSL Venture fell 1 cent to 57 cents with a transfer of  6,800 units, Stationery and Office Supplies slipped 5 cents to $4.50 with investors switching ownership of 25,843 shares. Tropical Battery exchanged 675,760 units and declined by 7 cents to $1.12 and tTech gained 3 cents to finish at $4.90 with 2,665 stocks crossing the exchange.

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

Junior Market slips up

Early morning trading pushed the index above Monday’s close for the Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market on Tuesday to 2,556.57, but the market failed to hold on to the gains and closed the day with a modest fall after more stocks declined than rose, with 12 percent fewer shares traded than Monday.
Trading ended with 33 securities changing hands compared to 37 on Monday and closed with the prices of 11 stocks rising, 14 declining and eight remaining unchanged. Dolphin Cove closed at a 52 weeks’ low of $5.50.
At the close, the Junior Market Index shed 11.88 points to settle at 2,529.92. The average PE Ratio ended at 12.6 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Trading ended with an exchange of 5,272,918 shares for $15,658,293 compared to 5,999,938 units at $21,980,840 on Monday. Lasco Financial led trading with 38.7 percent of total volume for 2.04 million shares, followed by Mailpac Group with 20.3 percent after an exchange of 1.07 million and Jamaican Teas with 9.1 percent market share for 482,354 units.
Trading averaged of 159,785 units at $474,494 in contrast to 162,160 at $594,077 on Monday. Trading month to date, averaged 195,107 units at $565,977 compared to 197,311 units at $571,684 on Monday. Trading in October averaged 230,868 units at $535,509.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows five stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and none with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial dropped $1.60 to $20.10 after trading 8,243 shares, AMG Packaging gained 5 cents to settle at $1.60, with 24,839 stock units changing hands, Cargo Handlers lost 65 cents to close at $6.95, trading 110 units. Caribbean Assurance Brokers gained 24 cents to end at $1.90, with the switching ownership of 7,667 units, Caribbean Cream rose 6 cents to $4, after exchanging 137,172 shares, Caribbean Flavours picked up 13 cents to close at $1.70, in exchanging 96,197 shares. Caribbean Producers lost 3 cents to finish at $2.32, with an exchange of 216 units, Dolphin Cove dropped $1.40 to a 52 weeks’ low of $5.50, after trading 47,147 shares, Everything Fresh lost 5 cents to end at 73 cents with 686 units passing through the market. Express Catering gained 24 cents to close at $3.98, in trading 5,010 units, Fontana gained 8 cents and closed at $5.08, in the transfer of 292,599 shares, Fosrich fell 49 cents to $4 after exchanging 75,552 shares. General Accident lost 10 cents in closing at $6.10, with 27,042 stock units crossing the market, GWest Corporation fell 12 cents to 65 cents, trading 10,000   units, Indies Pharma lost 8 cents in closing at $2.43 and finishing with 13,100 units changing hands.

ISP Finance gained 11 cents to end at $16.11, after crossing the market with 22,879 stock units, Jamaican Teas shed 35 cents to close at $6.50, in the trading of 482,354 shares, Knutsford Express advanced 94 cents to $6.65, in exchanging 100 units. Lasco Distributors picked up 1 cent to end at $3.15, in the transferring of 14,129 stock units, Lasco Manufacturing gained 9 cents ending at $3.85, with 10,229 stock units passing through the market, Lumber Depot lost 8 cents to close at $1.21 after exchanging 235,357 shares. Mailpac Group ended 1 cent lower at $2.16 trading 1,071,273 shares, Paramount Trading fell 5 cents to settle at $1.30, with an exchange of 29,900 stock units, Tropical Battery gained 3 cents to close at $1.19, in crossing the market with 176,737 shares and tTech fell 8 cents to $4.87, with 50 units changing hands.

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

Modest gains for Junior Market – Monday

Rising stocks edged out declining ones in trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Monday, leading the market close with a moderate gain in the index, with 24 percent more shares exchanged than on Friday.
Trading ended with 37 companies changing hands compared to 31 on Friday and concluded with the prices of 17 stocks rising, prices of 16 falling and four with prices ending unchanged.
The Junior Market Index gained 4.51 points to settle at 2,541.80. The average PE Ratio ends at 12.9 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Traders exchanged 5,999,938 shares for $21,980,840 compared to 4,844,204 units at $20,370,620 on Friday.
Jamaican Teas led trading with 32 percent of total volume for 1.92 million shares, with continued increased interest in the stock, ahead of a three to one stock split that takes effect on Friday. Derrimon Trading ended with 19.2 percent of total volume, trading 1.15 million units and Mailpac Group ended with 8.9 percent exchanging of 531,308 units.
Trading averaged 162,160 units at $594,077 in contrast to 156,265 at $657,117 on Friday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 197,311 units at $571,684, compared to 199,954 units at $570,000 on Friday. October ended averaged 230,868 units at $535,509.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows seven stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial dropped 30 cents to $21.70 in an exchange of 354 shares, AMG Packaging advanced 6 cents to $1.55 trading 2,897 stocks, Blue Power gained 9 cents to settle at $3.59 with 204 units changing hands. Caribbean Assurance Brokers fell 19 cents and traded 3,629 shares to close at $1.66, Caribbean Cream lost 15 cents to finish at $3.94 with 38,661 stocks passing through the market, Caribbean Flavours declined by 13 cents to $1.57 with the transfer of 62,849 units. Caribbean Producers added 1 cent and ended at $2.35 with an exchange of 210,351 shares, Consolidated Bakeries shed 36 cents to settle at $1.02, switching ownership of 4,600 stocks, Dolphin Cove climbed 35 cents to finish at $6.90 with 2,800 units changing hands. Elite Diagnostic advanced 20 cents and traded 35,279 shares to end at $3.30, Everything Fresh increased by 5 cents to settle at 78 cents with 6,209 stocks passing through the market, Express Catering gained 19 cents to close at $3.74 with a transfer of 66,419 units. Fontana dropped 25 cents in an exchange of 155,964 shares to finish at $5, Fosrich jumped 50 cents to end at $4.49 with investors switching 200,348 stocks, General Accident fell 25 cents to $6.20, with 39,893 shares changing hands. GWest Corporation gained 7 cents, trading 291,760 units to close at 77 cents, iCreate gained 2 cents to finish at 62 cents with 30,000 stocks passing through the market, ISP Finance shed $5 to end at $16 with a transfer of 2,050 shares. Jamaican Teas traded 1,920,968 units and climbed 15 cents to $6.85, Jetcon Corporation increased by 9 cents to close at 84 cents with an exchange of 1,200 stocks, Knutsford Express dropped 29 cents to $5.71 with 5,815 shares changing hands. Lasco Distributors slipped 1 cent to $3.14 with 67,815 units traded, Lasco Financial lost 6 cents to end at $2.60 with 8,200 stock units passing through the market, Lasco Manufacturing declined 3 cents to $3.76 with investors switching ownership of 15,273 shares. Limners and Bards fell 14 cents to $2.45 with an exchange of 265,595 units, Lumber Depot gained 9 cents to finish at $1.29 with 500,326 stock units changing hands, Mailpac Group traded 531,308 shares and rose 2 cents to end at $2.17. Main Event advanced 41 cents to $3.40 with 3,800 units changing owners, Medical Disposables declined 10 cents to $4.20 with a transfer of 10,664 stock units, SSL Venture gained 5 cents to finish at 58 cents with an exchange of 900 shares. Stationery and Office Supplies increased by 5 cents to $4.55 with 4,244 stock units changing hands, Tropical Battery lost 4 cents to settle at $1.16 with investors switching ownership of 218,622 stocks and tTech dropped 5 cents to close at $4.95 with 550 shares changing hands.

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

Modest gains eked out by Junior Market

Junior Market stocks rose to 2,580.21 within an hour of trading opening at the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Friday, but the market retreated and closed with a modest gain after more stocks declined than rose as investors traded 44 percent more shares than on Thursday.
The Market Index gained 4.03 points to settle at 2,537.29 and the market closed with an average PE Ratio of 12.6 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Trading closed with 31 securities changing hands compared to 32 on Thursday, ending with the prices of nine stocks rising, 13 declining and nine remaining unchanged.
Trading ended with an exchange of 4,844,204 shares for $20,370,620 versus 3,353,944 units at $7,247,408 on Thursday.
Jamaican Teas led trading with 56 percent of total volume in an exchange of 2.72 million shares, followed by Jetcon Corporation with 14.6 percent with a transfer of 706,934 units and AMG Packaging with 13.9 percent for 671,366 shares.
Trading ended with an average of 156,265 units at $657,117 in contrast to 104,811 at $226,481 on Thursday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 199,954 units at $570,000, compared to 202,892 units at $564,142 on Thursday. October averaged 230,868 units at $535,509.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows seven stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the market close, AMG Packaging traded 671,366 shares and fell 5 cents to end at $1.49, Blue Power advanced 20 cents to finish at $3.50 with 395 stock units changing hands, CAC 2000 climbed 20 cents to settle at $9.20 with 525 stocks traded. Cargo Handlers jumped $1.26 to close at  $7.60 with a solitary unit passing through the market, Caribbean Cream rose 2 cents to end at $4.09 with investor switching ownership of 87 shares, Caribbean Flavours dropped 11 cents to finish at $1.70 with an exchange of 51,052 stocks. Derrimon Trading declined 10 cents to $2.40 with 60,830 units changing hands, Dolphin Cove jumped 55 cents to $6.55 with 1,800 shares traded, Express Catering fell 21 cents to $3.55 with 11,096 stock units passing through the market. Fontana lost 5 cents to finish at $5.25 with a transfer of 62,257  units, General Accident slipped 3 cents to $6.45 with 1,000 shares changing hands, Indies Pharma shed 24 cents to close at $2.51 with switching the ownership of 142,000 stocks. Jamaican Teas exchanged 2,715,159 units and advanced 55 cents to end at $6.70, Jetcon Corporation gained 5 cents trading 706,934 shares to finish at 75 cents, Knutsford Express slid 3 cents to $6 with 2,188 units passing through the market. Lasco Financial rose 1 cent to close at $2.66 with a transfer of 500 stock units, Lumber Depot declined by 5 cents to $1.20 with an exchange of 17,571 shares, Mailpac Group lost 2 cents to finish at $2.15 with 70,344 stock units changing hands.  Main Event dropped 50 cents to $2.99 with 4,893 shares traded, Medical Disposables fell 10 cents to close at $4.30 with 12,009 shares passing through the market, Stationery and Office Supplies advanced 20 cents to end at $4.50, with the ownership of 1,000 shares switching and tTech shed 65 cents to finish at $5 with 69,629 units crossing the exchange.

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

Slippage for Junior market

Falling stock prices beat out rising ones at the close of the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Wednesday with the market index declining 19.66 to 2,541.81 after 37 percent fewer shares were exchanged, with 52 percent lower value compared to Tuesday.
Trading ended with 34 securities changing hands compared to 30 on Tuesday and closed with the prices of 12 stocks rising, 16 declining and six remaining unchanged.
The Junior Market closed with an average PE Ratio of 12.7 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 2,855,958 shares for $5,973,002 compared to 4,533,956 units at $12,319,152 on Tuesday. Mailpac Group led trading with 16.3 percent of total volume after trading 466,426, followed by Jetcon Corporation with 16 percent for 457,555 units and Caribbean Flavours with 14.5 percent market share for 413,643 units.
Trading ended with an average of 83,999 units at $175,677 in contrast to 151,132 at $410,638 on Tuesday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 210,207 units at $589,328, compared to 221,072 units at $624,934 on Tuesday. October closed, with an average of 230,868 units at $535,509.
At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows six stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial rose $1.88 to close at $21.90, with just 22 shares changing hands, Cargo Handlers gained 4 cents to settle at $6.34, after an exchange of 45,000 stocks, Caribbean Cream lost 6 cents to end at $4.07, switching ownership of 350 units. Caribbean Flavours closed at $1.71, after losing 11 with the trading of 413,643 shares, Caribbean Producers picked up 2 cents in closing at $2.36, in exchanging 2,785 stock units, Consolidated Bakeries lost 8 cents in ending at $1.38 and trading 1,082 units. Derrimon Trading lost 20 cents to close at $2.50, with an exchange of 1,903 stock units, Elite Diagnostic gained 1 cent to end at $3.11 after a transfer of 20,500 stocks, Everything Fresh lost 1 cent to settle at 70 cents, in trading 33,136 shares. Fontana closed 19 cents lower at $5.20, after 47,359 stock units crossed the exchange, Fosrich rose 23 cents to $3.93, in a transfer of 33,540 shares, Honey Bun gained 5 cents in closing at $4.85, after trading 51,403 stock units. Indies Pharma lost 22 cents to settle at $2.60, with 76,509 shares changing hands, Iron Rock Insurance shed 21 cents to end at $3, in exchanging 20,492 units. Jamaican Teas rose 35 cents $6.35, in switching ownership of 123,595 shares. Jetcon Corporation fell 15 cents to end at 70 cents, with 457,555 shares crossing the exchange, Knutsford Express carved out a loss of 10 cents in closing at $6.70 after 50,003 shares changed hands, Lasco Financial gained 1 cent to end at $2.65 trading 1,575 units. Lasco Manufacturing declined 18 cents to $3.81 and finishing with a transfer of 10,000 stock units, Limners and Bards picked up 2 cents to close at $2.48, with an exchange of 190,264 shares. Lumber Depot gained 2 cents to end at $1.17, in trading 196,219 stock units. Mailpac Group lost 2 cents to close at $2.18, clearing the market with 466,426 units, Medical Disposables shed 17 cents to settle at $4.50, with 246 stocks changing hands, Paramount Trading lost 14 cents to close at $1.35, after an exchange of 49,855 shares. SSL Venture settled at 53 cents, with a loss of 2 cents trading 21,532 stock units, Tropical Battery lost 1 cent to end at $1.20, in crossing the exchange with 341,083 shares and tTech carved out a gain of 20 cents to settle at $5.65, after trading 4,234 units.
In the preference share segment of the market, CAC 2000 9.5% gained 18 cents to end at $1.14,  with investors swapping 4,369 units.

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

Six weeks high for Junior Market

Junior Market stocks hit their highest point since the second day of October and August 26th when the market index gained 21.49 points to close on Tuesday at 2,561.47, just slightly lower than the 2,564.59 points closing high in July and 2,567.42 at the October high.  
Trading concluded on Tuesday with the market rising after more stocks rose than fell as investors exchanged nine percent more shares than on Monday. The market closed with 30 securities changing hands down from 35 on Monday and ended with the prices of 14 stocks rising, eight declining and eight closed unchanged. The average PE Ratio ended at 12.9 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Investors exchanged 4,533,956 shares for $12,319,152 compared to 4,145,851 units at $14,021,504 on Monday. Mailpac Group led trading with 28 percent of total volume with 1.27 million shares, followed by Lumber Depot with 21.1 percent for 956,492 units and Lasco Distributors with 14.1 percent or 641,535 shares.
The average trade ended with at 151,132 units at $410,638 in contrast to 118,453 at $400,614 on Monday. For the month to date, the average trade ended with 221,072 units at $624,934, versus 226,820 units at $642,547 on Monday. October ended with an average of 230,868 units at $535,509 trading.
At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows six stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging gained 6 cents to end at $1.60 with 100 shares traded, Cargo Handlers dropped $1.30 to settle at $6.30 with an exchange of 11,410 stock units, Caribbean Assurance Brokers slipped 1 cent to $1.81 with 124 shares changing hands. Caribbean Flavours increased by 5 cents to close at $1.82 with 55,554 securities changing hands, Caribbean Producers dipped 1 cent to $2.34 with 23,271 stock units passing through the market, Consolidated Bakeries climbed 11 cents to end at $1.46 in an exchange of 5 shares. Derrimon Trading advanced 20 cents to $2.70 with 15 stock units changing hands, Dolphin Cove shed $1 to close at $6 with a transfer of 250 shares, Express Catering jumped 23 cents trading 100 units to finish at $3.74. Fontana gained 13 cents to end at $5.39 with an exchange of 136,602 shares, General Accident climbed 28 cents to $6.48 while exchanging 2,267 stock units, Honey Bun slipped 1 cent to $4.80 with 251,267 units changing hands. iCreate lost  5 cents to close at 60 cents with investors switching ownership of 5,000 shares, Jamaican Teas jumped 50 cents to finish at $6 with 443,012 units passing through the market, ahead of the company shareholders approving a  three for one stock split to take effect on November 30. Knutsford Express advanced 20 cents to $6.80 with an exchange of 100,825 shares, Lasco Distributors traded 641,535 stocks and gained 20 cents to finish at $3.29, Lasco Financial added 4 cents to close at $2.64 with 129,948 units changing hands. Lasco Manufacturing fell 6 cents to $3.99 with a transfer of 8,098 shares. Limners and Bards increased by 1 cent to $2.46 with 17,675 stock units changing hands, Lumber Depot lost 5 cents and exchanged 956,492 stocks to settle at $1.15, Mailpac Group traded 1,267,356 shares and rose 1 cent to close at $2.20 and Medical Disposables advanced 40 cents to finish at $4.67 with 2,000 shares crossing the exchange.

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