Scotia & Grace out of IC Top 10

The Jamaican stock market saw quite a bit of volatility during the past week resulting from some sharp price movement of some stocks.
The pullback could well be that the market will soon be entering the period when institutional investors are likely to enter the market to reposition their portfolio ahead of the start of the new years and could result in a usual Santa Claus rally starting around the middle of the month.
In the end Lasco Financial came under selling pressure and close the week at $4.15 to reenter the TOP 10 list of the Junior Market and displaced Jamaican Teas TOP 10 last week. In the main market TOP 10 two changes took place with Sagicor Group having fallen to $41 and JMMB Group trading at $34 replacing Scotia Group that reported poor fourth quarter results and declining in price from the $60 region of the previous week to close at $54.05 while Grace Kennedy moved up in price and the earnings per share has been adjusted to $4.80 from $5.30 the combination of which pushed them from the TOP list.  
The main market closed the week with the overall PE remains at 15.6, the PE of the Junior market remains at 15.9. The PE ratio for Junior Market Top 10 stocks average 8.8 and the main market PE is now 9.9. The top Junior market stocks are selling at a discount of 13 percent to those of the main market stocks even as the overall average PE for both markets are almost equal. This is an indication that there may be more gains to be had from these Junior Market stocks than those in the main market.
The TOP 10 stocks now trade at an average discount of 45 percent to the average for the Junior Market Top stocks but it’s a third of what the average PE for the year is likely to be of 20 times earnings. The main market stocks trade at a discount of 39 percent to the overall market.
TOP 10 stocks are likely to deliver the best returns within a 12 months period. Stocks are selected based on projected earnings for each company’s current fiscal year. Based on an assumed PE for each, the likely gains are determined and then ranked, with the stocks with the highest potential gains ranked first followed by the rest, in descending order. Potential values will change as stock prices fluctuate and will result in movements of the selection in and out of the lists for most weeks. Earnings per share are revised on an ongoing basis based on new information received that can result in changes in and out of the list as well.

Another big drop for JSE main market – Friday  

After the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange suffered one of its largest declines in its history, with the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index having dived 10,996.27 points on Thursday, the index plunged another 9,551.77 points on Friday to close at 412,491.83 on a day of mostly falling prices.
The JSE Index dropped 8,702.74 points, following the fall of 10,018.84 on Thursday to close at 375,826.72 on Friday. The market got hit with the sharp pull back in the prices of some heavily weighted stocks with NCB Financial, Sagicor Group and Scotia Group leading the pack with the former pulling back from $159 to $149.90, the Sagicor declining from $47.50 to $41 and Scotia declining from $59 at the start of Thursday to $54.01 on Friday.
At the end, 28 securities changed hands in the main and US dollar markets with prices of just 6 rising, 16 declining and 6 remaining unchanged compared to 30 securities trading on Thursday.
The main market ended with 5,896,056 units valued at $161,797,148 trading, compared with 1,266,059 units valued at $39,894,741 changing hands on Thursday.
The main market ended with Mayberry Investments trading 1,715,395 units, accounting for just over 29 percent of the volume, followed by Sagicor Group with 1,388,644 units or 23.55 percent of the day’s volume and JMMB Group with 1,314,699 units and 22.30 percent of the day’s volume.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks ending with bids higher than the last selling prices and 3 closing with lower offers.
Trading resulted in an average of 226,771 units valued at over $6,222,967, in contrast to 46,891 shares valued at $1,477,583 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 128,316 units with a value of $3,599,881 compared to 104,614 units valued at $2,135,092, previously. November closed, with an average of 405,528 valued at $7,755,942, for each security.
In main market activity, Barita Investments dropped $1.48 to end at $31.52, with 6,543 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cement jumped $5.35 and finished trading 35,500 shares at $49, Grace Kennedy dropped 50 cents and ended trading 8,938 shares at $58. Jamaica Producers finished trading of 22,814 units with a gain of 49 cents to close at $25, JMMB Group jumped $1 and ended at $34 with 1,314,699 shares changing hands, Kingston Wharves fell 70 cents to $75, with 6,800 stock units changing hands. Mayberry Investments fell 50 cents trading 1,715,395 shares in closing at $9, Mayberry Equities fell 50 cents trading only 756 shares in closing at $9.50, NCB Financial Group dived $9.10 to end trading of 108,978 shares at $149.90, PanJam Investment lost 95 cents to close at $65.05, with an exchange of 9,904 stock units, Sagicor Group fell $3 to finish trading of 1,388,644 shares at $41, Seprod traded 68,880 shares, dropping 80 cents in the process to close at $32.20 Supreme Ventures rose 99 cents and ended at $16.99, with 149,695 shares exchanged.
Trading in the US dollar market amounted to 5,000,166 units valued at $550,037 as Proven Investments rose 1 cents and ended at 22 US cents with just 166 shares changing hands and Sygnus Credit Investments US dollar based ordinary share rose 1 cent trading 5 million units to end at 11 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index closed with a rise of 4.95 points to close at 171.32.

Modest Junior Market trading on Friday

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange was modest on Friday with just 60 percent of Thursday’s volume on and just 37 percent of the value.
Trading resulted in an exchange of 990,418 units valued at $3,442,516 compared to 1,715,859 units valued at $9,303,423 on Thursday.
Trading ended with an average of 43,062 units for an average of $149,675 in contrast to 74,603 units for an average of $404,497 on Thursday.
The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 172,792 units at a value of $556,427, versus 204,876 units at a value of $657,021, previously. November, ended with an average of 190,475 units valued at $653,358 for each security traded.
The market Index rose 10.84 points to close at 3,179.06 after 7 securities advanced, 7 declined, while 9 remained unchanged as 23 securities changing hands versus 23 on Thursday.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 3 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and just 7 with lower offers.
 At the close of the market activity, AMG Packaging ended trading with 22,000 stock units, at $1.70, Blue Power concluded trading of 5,000 units at $5.45, CAC 2000 closed at $16.90, trading 5,000 shares, Caribbean Cream ended trading of 1,000 shares with a rise of 70 cents to close at $6, Caribbean Producers finished trading with a loss of 5 cents at $5.35, with 42,624 units changing hands. Consolidated Bakeries closed at $2.15, with 181,111 shares switching owners, Everything Fresh traded 236,237 shares after gaining 9 cents to close at $1.67, Express Catering ended trading with 67,753 shares after rising 40 cents higher to $8, FosRich Group traded at $3.60, with an exchange of 36,824 shares, General Accident finished trading of 2,000 shares at $3.75. GWest Corporation closed with a loss of 5 cents at $1.50, with 6,782 stock units, Honey Bun ended 28 cents higher at $3.80, with 10,390 units, Indies Pharma traded 84,004 shares to close at $3.15, Iron Rock concluded trading 20 cents higher at $3.70, with 5,000 shares changing hands, Jamaican Teas settled 8 cents higher at $3.78, with an exchange of 24,862 shares. Jetcon Corporation ended trading with a loss of 8 cents at $3.32, with 10,000 stock units changing hands, Knutsford Express closed with a loss of 13 cents at $11.50 and ended trading 1,000 shares, Lasco Distributors ended with a loss of 20 cents at $3.70, and finished trading 166,901 shares, Lasco Financial concluded trading of 5,743 stock units and rose 15 cents higher to $4.15. Lasco Manufacturing finished trading 200 units at $3.45, Main Event settled at $6.50, in exchanging 17,000 shares, Medical Disposables ended trading of 50,000 shares with a loss of 10 cents at $6.40 and Stationery and Office finished trading with a loss of 45 cents at $8.50, with 8,987 stock units changing hands.

Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Mostly modest price change on TTSE – Friday

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In market activity on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange on Friday ended with trading in 11 securities against 17 on Thursday, with 3 advancing, 3 declining and 5 remaining unchanged on a day when both the volume a value of trading fell below Thursday’s levels.
At close of the market the Composite Index shed 4.69 points on Friday to 1,305.52. The All T&T Index inched 0.08 points higher to 1,697.04, while the Cross Listed Index declined 1.31 points to close at 123.56.
Trading ended with 90,409 shares at a value of $1,156,662 compared to 224,227 shares at a value of $4,223,600 on Thursday.
IC bid-offer Indicator| The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended with stock with the bid lower than the last selling price and 5 with lower offers.
Stocks closing with gainsClico Investments rose 5 cents and ended at $20.20, with 20,750 stock units changing hands, Massy Holdings climbed $1 and concluded trading at $46, after exchanging just 310 shares and Trinidad & Tobago NGL finished 8 cents higher at $29.23, exchanging 2,315 shares.
Stocks closing with losses|First Citizens fell 4 cents and settled at $32.76, after exchanging 50 shares, JMMB Group closed with a loss of 3 cents and concluded trading at $1.77, after exchanging 55,000 shares and NCB Financial Group shed 22 cents and settled at $8.70, trading 3,400 shares.
Stocks closing firm|One Caribbean Media concluded market activity at $10.50, with 3,745 shares changing hands, Republic Financial Holdings closed at $107.26, after exchanging 3,161 shares, Sagicor Financial ended at $9.24, with 114 stock units changing hands, Scotiabank completed trading of 20 units at $64.74 and West Indian Tobacco completed trading of 1,544 units at $95.07.

Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

 

Scotia Group stuck in neutral

Investors could find themselves in shark infested waters if they are not careful with the prices of several stocks now at very high levels. Investors need to be careful of being sucked into attractive profit results that are not based on sustainable earnings.
A case in point is Scotia Group. In the July quarter the interim results showed a big jump in profits, but that was based on an unsustainable rise in foreign exchange earnings due to the slippage of the Jamaican dollar, resulting in nearly $2 billion raked in for the quarter. For the October quarter only $396 million is reported for that line item, but the year shows a big jump from $2.5 billion to $4 billion. Net interest income is on the slide, falling from $26.64 billion in 2017 to $25.2 billion in 2018 and in the quarter the decline continues with October falling to $6.1 billion from $6.3 billion in July and $6.7 billion in the October quarter in 2017. While loan provisioning is down, year over year to October, to $1.9 billion from $2.2 billion it rose in the final quarter to $744 million from $695 in 2017 and $620 million in July this year. Net fee income has been steady for the various quarters at just over $2 billion but fell in the fiscal 2018 year to $8.1 billion from $8.6 billion.
Operating expenses rose to $5.74 billion in the October quarter from $5.1 in July and $5.18 billion for the 2017 final quarter. For the full year operating expenses rose to $22 billion from $21.3 billion. The group had a gain on disposal of a subsidiary of $753 million which saved profit from falling for the latest year with a rise to $12.78 billion from $12.17 billion in 2017. For the quarter, profit dropped to just $1.6 billion from $3.36 billion in 2017.
Importantly, the loan portfolio that rose strongly in the July quarter to $177 billion is up at a slower pace of 3.2 percent to $183 billion, an annual pace of 13 percent, but it needs to increase further to really deliver a reasonable increase in profit going forward.
The stock closed at $54.05 on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Thursday, but its recent profit performance does not send very encouraging signals to buy.

Huge dive in JSE main market – Thursday

Barita climbs to a new high of $33 on Thursday.

After two days of modest gains the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, suffered one of its largest declines in its history, with the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index plunging 10,996.27 points to 422,043.60 and the JSE Index nosediving 10,018.84 points to close at 384,529.46 on a day of modest volume.
At the end, 30 securities changed hands in the main and US dollar markets with prices of 11 stocks rising, 11 declining and 8 remaining unchanged compared to 28 securities trading on Wednesday.
Barita Investments ended trading at another record close of $33.
The main market ended with a mere 1,266,059 units valued at $39,894,741 changing hands, compared with 4,455,571 units valued at $87,653,782 that were exchanged on Wednesday.
The main market ended with Seprod leading with 342,787 units, accounting for 27 percent of the day’s trades, followed by JMMB Group with 168,541 units or 13 percent of the day’s volume.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ending with bids higher than the last selling prices and 3 closing with lower offers.
Trading resulted in an average of 46,891 units valued at an average of $1,477,583 for each security traded. In contrast to 171,368 units for an average of $3,371,299 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 104,614 units valued at $2,135,092 compared to 123,855 units with a value of $2,354,261, previously. November closed, with an average of 405,528 valued at $7,755,942, for each security.
In main market activity, Barita Investments jumped $1.99 to end at a record close of $$33, with 6,800 shares changing hands, Berger Paints gained 50 cents and ended at $18.50, with 5,130 stock units trading, Caribbean Cement dropped $6.35 and finished trading 8,895 shares at $43.65, Grace Kennedy rose 50 cents and ended trading 5,821 shares at $58.50. Jamaica Stock Exchange rose 61 cents to $9.01, trading 2,510 shares, JMMB Group dropped $1.99 ending at $33 with 168,541 shares changing hands, Kingston Wharves fell 70 cents to $75, with 6,800 stock units changing hands. Mayberry Equities fell 50 cents trading 85,414 shares in closing at $10, NCB Financial Group added $1.99 to end trading of 66,148 shares at $159, PanJam Investment added 90 cents to $66, with an exchange of 7,665 stock units, Sagicor Group fell $3.50 to finish trading of 77,462 shares at $44, Salada Foods ended trading with a rise of $1 to close at $30 trading 2,000 stock units, Scotia Group traded 4,641 shares and dropped $4.95 to close at $54.05 Supreme Ventures lost $1 and ended at $16, with 125,696 shares exchanged.
Trading in the US dollar market amounted to 107,117 units valued at $22,155 as JMMB 6% preference share rose 1 cent and ended trading at $1.06 with 800 stock units and Margaritaville ended at 24 US cents with 415 shares changing hands and Sygnus Credit Investments US dollar based ordinary share lost 1 cent trading 1,801,000 units to end at 10 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index closed with a rise of 1.11 points to close at 167.36.

Junior Market inched higher – Thursday

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Thursday with a miniscule increase in the Index of 2.46 points to 3,168.22 after 11 securities advanced, 5 declined, while 7 remained unchanged as 23 securities changed hands versus 23 on Wednesday.
Trading resulted in an exchange of 1,715,859 units valued at $9,303,423 compared to 5,429,367 units valued at $18,378,072 on Wednesday.
Trading ended with an average of 74,603 units for an average of $404,497 in contrast to 236,059 units for an average of $799,047 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 204,876 units at a value of $657,021, versus 247,680 units $739,994, previously. November, ended with an average of 190,475 units valued at $653,358 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 4 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and just 3 with lower offers.
At the close of the market activity, AMG Packaging ended 10 cents higher at $1.70, with 45,300 stock units changing hands, Cargo Handlers settled at $15, trading 8,130 shares, Caribbean Producers finished trading of 4,784 units, at $5.40, Consolidated Bakeries closed at $2.15, trading 2,000 shares, Derrimon Trading ended at $2.65, with an exchange of 111,364 shares. Elite Diagnostic finished trading with 15,140 stock units and rose 2 cents to $2.87, Eppley settled at $9, in exchanging 385 units, Express Catering ended trading with a loss of 20 cents at $7.60, with 14,000 shares, FosRich Group traded 5,200 shares with a loss of 40 cents at $3.60. General Accident finished trading 25 cents higher at $3.75, with 64,860 shares, GWest Corporation closed 10 cents higher at $1.55, with 10,000 stock units trading, Indies Pharma traded 411,391 shares and gained 3 cents to close at $3.15, Jamaican Teas settled at $3.70, while exchanging 42,931 shares, Jetcon Corporation ended trading 4,700 stock units for 40 cents higher at $3.40. Key Insurance  traded 14,900 units, with a loss of 2 cents at $4.98, Lasco Distributors ended with a loss of 10 cents at $3.90, exchanging 3,000 shares, Lasco Financial concluded trading with 166,552 stock units, 20 cents higher at $4, Lasco Manufacturing finished 15 cents higher at $3.45, with 117,500 units. Main Event settled at $6.50, trading 1,129 shares, Medical Disposables ended trading 51,500 shares and gained 30 cents to close at $6.50, Paramount Trading closed with a loss of 2 cents at $2.95, in an exchange of 6,906 shares, SSL Venture Capital traded 15,798 shares and added just 1 cent to end at $1.80 and Stationery and Office finished trading 30 cents higher at $8.95, with 598,389 stock units changing hands.

Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

5 stocks rise 5 fall on TTSE – Thursday

Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange Head Quarters

In market activity on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange on Thursday ended with trading in 17 securities against 16 on Wednesday, with 5 advancing, 5 declining and 7 remaining unchanged on a day when both the volume a value of trading fell below Wednesday’s levels.
At close of the market the Composite Index gained 4.49 points on Thursday to 1,310.21. The All T&T Index inched 1.07 points higher to 1,696.96, while the Cross Listed Index rose 1.09 points to close at 124.87.
Trading ended with 224,227 shares at a value of $4,223,600 compared to 920,887 shares at a value of $4,495,578 on Wednesday.
IC bid-offer Indicator| The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended with stock with the bid lower than the last selling price and 4 with lower offers.
Stocks closing with gainsFirst Caribbean International Bank rose 25 cents and completed trading 47,493 units at $8.30, First Citizens added 4 cents and settled at $32.80, after exchanging 1,000 shares, JMMB Group increased 3 cents and concluded market activity at $1.80, after exchanging 12,000 shares, Republic Financial Holdings rose 26 cents and ended at $107.26, after exchanging 1,000 shares and Trinidad Cement closed with a gain of 3 cents at $2.65, after trading 6,236 shares.
Stocks closing with losses| Clico Investments shares fell 5 cents and ended at $20.15, with 10,821 stock units changing hands, National Flour closed with a loss of 2 cents and completed trading 32,351 units, at $1.63, NCB Financial Group shed 1 cent and settled at $8.92, after exchanging 7,000 shares, Trinidad & Tobago NGL lost 10 cents and closed at $29.15, after exchanging 65,990 shares and West Indian Tobacco ended trading of 5,167 units 43 cents lower to $95.07.
Stocks closing firm| Angostura Holdings ended at $15.80, with 2,000 stock units changing hands, Gaurdian Media concluded trading at $15, after exchanging 50 shares, Grace Kennedy ended at $3, with 7,042 stock units changing hands, Guardian Holdings completed trading of 201 units at $18, Massy Holdings ended at $45, after exchanging 5,350 shares, One Caribbean Media concluded market activity at $10.50, after exchanging 13,514 shares and Scotiabank completed trading at $64.74, with 7,012 units.

Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Modest trading in JSE main market – Wednesday

Barita ended on the JSE at a record close of $31.01.

The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, made modest gains at the close of trading on Wednesday resulting from the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index advancing 51.12 points to 433,039.87 and the JSE Index gaining 46.57 points to close at 394,548.30.
At the end, 28 securities changed hands in the main and US dollar markets with prices of 14 stocks rising, 11 declining and 6 remaining unchanged compared to 31 securities trading on Tuesday.
Barita Investments ended trading at a record close of $31.01.
The main market ended with 4,455,571 units valued at $87,653,782 changing hands, compared with just 4,732,702 units valued at $78,353,687 that were exchanged on Tuesday.
The main market ended with Victoria Mutual Investments leading with 1,246,476 units, accounting for 28 percent of the day’s trades, followed by JMMB Group 7.25% preference share with 989,957 units or 22 percent of the day’s volume and Wisynco Group with 447,047 units with 10 percent of the day’s trades.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ending with bids higher than the last selling prices and 4 closing with lower offers.
Trading resulted in an average of 171,368 units valued at over $3,371,299, in contrast to 157,757 shares valued at $2,611,790 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 123,855 units with a value of $2,354,261 compared to 101,394 units valued at $1,873,480, previously. November closed, with an average of 405,528 valued at $7,755,942, for each security traded.
In main market activity, Barita Investments jumped $2.01 to end at a record close of $$31.01, with 17,647 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cement jumped $6 and finished trading 9,130 shares at $50, Jamaica Broilers fell 25 cents trading 26,439 stock units at $29.75.  Jamaica Stock Exchange dropped $1.60 to $8.40, trading 337,162 shares, Kingston Wharves fell $1.60 to $75.70, with 28,919 stock units changing hands. Mayberry Investments declined by 38 cents trading 50,012 shares in closing at $9.60, Mayberry Equities jumped $1.29 cents trading 50,012 shares in closing at $10.50, NCB Financial Group shed $2.49 to end trading of 185,214 shares at $157.01, PanJam Investment dropped $2.90 to $65.10, with an exchange of 342,886 stock units, Sagicor Group fell $1.05 to finish trading of 46,813 shares at $47.50, Scotia Group traded 8,700 shares and rose $1 to close at $59 and Seprod rose $1 in trading of 158,334 shares, to close at $33.
Trading in the US dollar market amounted to 107,117 units valued at $22,155 as Proven Investments ended trading 103,717 at 21 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments US dollar based ordinary share traded 3,400 units at 11 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index closed with a rise of 1.11 points to close at 167.36.

4 Junior Market stocks at 52 weeks’ lows – Wednesday

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Wednesday with a fall in the Index of 31.26 points to 3,165.76 after 6 securities advanced, 10 declined including 4 closing at 52 weeks lows, while 7 remained unchanged as 23 securities changing hands versus 26 on Tuesday.
Trading resulted in an exchange of 5,429,367 units valued at $18,378,072 compared to 2,263,347 units valued at $12,188,607 trading on Tuesday.
Trading ended with an average of 236,059 units for an average of $799,047 in contrast to 87,052 units for an average of $468,793 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 247,680 units $739,994, versus 253,366 units valued at $711,095, previously. November, ended with an average of 190,475 units valued at $653,358 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and just 4 with lower offers.
At the close of the market activity, Access Financial closed at $50.50, in exchanging 7,800 shares, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 22 cents at a 52 weeks’ low of $1.60, with 456,962 stock units changing hands, Caribbean Producers finished trading 35,850 units, and rose 10 cents to $5.40, Consolidated Bakeries closed with a loss of 5 cents at $2.15, in exchanging 60,165 shares, Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 5 cents at $2.65, with 149,161 shares trading. Eppley settled $9 higher at $9, with a swapping of 2,491 units, Everything Fresh traded 145,093 shares after declining 2 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $1.48, Express Catering ended trading with 14,090 shares and gained 30 cents to close at $7.80, FosRich Group traded 11,862 shares, with a loss of 7 cents in ending at $4, General Accident finished trading of 1,588,279 shares with a loss of 13 cents to close at $3.50. GWest Corporation closed at $1.45, with 3,000 stock units changing hands, Honey Bun climbed 42 cents higher at $3.52, with an exchange of 1,282,416 units, Indies Pharma traded 41,622 shares and gained 6 cents to close at $3.12, Jamaican Teas settled with a loss of 10 cents at $3.70, in trading 150,700 shares, Jetcon Corporation ended trading of 1,230 stock units with a loss of 90 cents at a 52 weeks’ low of $3. KLE Group finished trading with a loss of 50 cents at $3, in the swapping of 25,608 shares, Knutsford Express closed 12 cents higher at $11.63, trading 4,000 shares, Lasco Distributors ended at $4, with 71,830 shares changing hands, Lasco Financial concluded trading of 107,277 stock units with a loss of 20 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $3.80. Lasco Manufacturing finished trading of 1,214,100 units at $3.30, Main Event settled at $6.50, with 2,000 shares being exchanged, SSL Venture Capital traded 12,000 shares to end at $1.80 and Stationery and Office finished trading 41,831 stock units with a rise of $1.30 to $8.65.

Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.