Junior Market rebounds on Wednesday

Stocks rebounded sharply in trading on Wednesday, wiping out 72 percent of Tuesday’s big loss in the Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market index putting it in close touch of the 2,900 points level again.
Trading ended with 38 securities changing hands down from 40 on Tuesday with the prices of 15 stocks rising, 15 declining and eight closing unchanged.
The Junior Market Index jumped 34.13 points to 2,887.33. The average PE Ratio ended at 16.4 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Investors exchanged 37 percent fewer shares at 45 percent less value than on Tuesday, resulting from trading of 5,551,072 shares for $15,784,558, down from 8,845,580 units at $27,670,299 on Tuesday.
Jamaican Teas led trading with 20.7 percent of total volume of 1.15 million shares, followed by Derrimon Trading with 20.2 percent, with a transfer of 1.12 million units and Mailpac Group with 14.1 of the day’s trade for 782,591 units.
Trading averaged 146,081 units at $415,383 in contrast to 221,140 at $691,757 on Tuesday. The month to date averaged 203,082 units at $581,565, down from 231,583 units at $664,656 on Tuesday. February closed with an average of 365,365 units at $881,118.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and none with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial dropped $2.10 to $20.90, trading 2,830 shares, Caribbean Assurance Brokers fell 8 cents to $1.77 with 76,811 stocks changing hands, Caribbean Flavoursclimbed 40 cents to $2.50 trading 601,102 units. Caribbean Producers slipped 5 cents to $2.98 with 47,814 shares passing through the market, Everything Fresh declined by 16 cents to close at 84 cents with a transfer of 30,224 stocks, Express Catering jumped 55 cents to $3.62 with an exchange of 750 stock units. Fosrich advanced 33 cents to $4.93 with 16,765 shares changing hands, GWest Corporation fell 10 cents to 81 cents with 37,500 units traded,  iCreate dropped 15 cents to 65 cents with 219,224 stocks passing through the market. Iron Rock Insurance shed 20 cents to $3.60 trading 60 stock units, Jamaican Teas rose 5 cents to $3.14 with an exchange of 1,146,572 shares, Jetcon Corporation gained 6 cents to 79 cents with 6,935 units changing hands. Knutsford Express fell 10 cents to $6.60 with 299 stocks traded, Lasco Distributors increased by 10 cents to $3.70 with 22,964 stock units passing through the market, Lasco Financial rose 11 cents to $2.65 trading 10,120 shares.

Lasco Manufacturing advanced 34 cents to $4.60 with an exchange of 13,486 units, Lumber Depot rose 5 cents to $2.70 with 647,253 stocks changing hands, Mailpac Group increased by 14 cents to end at $3.49 with 782,591 stock units traded. Main Event climbed 32 cents to $3.47 with 900 shares passing through the market, Paramount Trading dropped 18 cents to $1.32 with a transfer of 449 stocks, SSL Venture slipped 6 cents to 58 cents with an exchange of 128,962 units and tTech rose 10 cents to $4.40 trading 90,000 units.

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

Plunging Junior Market

Stocks plunged sharply at the close of trading on Tuesday, with the Market Index plunging 47.41 points to 2,853.20 as 20 stocks lost value on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange as volume and value of trading relatively close to Monday’s levels.
Trading ended with 40 securities compared to 36 on Monday and closed with the prices of 14 stocks rising, 20 declining and six ending unchanged. The average PE Ratio ended at 16.3 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Investors exchanged 8,845,580 shares for $27,670,299 compared to 8,754,737 units at $22,843,556 on Monday. Fosrich led trading with 35.2 percent of total volume, after an exchange of 3.12 million shares, followed by Mailpac Group with 11.9 percent for 1.05 million units and SSL Venture with 11.3 percent market share for 999,222 units.
Trading averaged 221,140 units at $691,757 in contrast to 243,187 at $634,543 on Monday. Trading month to date averages 231,583 units at $664,656. Trading in February closed with an average of 365,365 units at $881,118.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows six stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial shed 15 cents to close at $23 with 446 shares changing hands, Cargo Handlers dropped $1.51 to $7.20 after trading 32,684 stock units. Caribbean Cream fell 14 cents to $4.65 after exchanging 69,212 stocks, Caribbean Flavours rose 20 cents to $2.10, in transferring 641,175 shares, Caribbean Producers picked up 8 cents at $3.03, in switching ownership of 37,966 stocks. Dolphin Cove advanced $1 to $9, after an exchange of 600 units, Everything Fresh shed 21 cents to close at $1 in exchanging 244,987 stocks, after the company reported poor 2020 results with a big loss, Express Catering fell 55 cents to close at $3.07 trading 35,200 stock units, Fontana declined 7 cents to $5.89, with 70,801 units changing hands. Fosrich lost 5 cents to close at $4.60, in trading 3,117,229 shares, General Accident gained 5 cents to close at $5.55 in exchanging 14,000 units, GWest Corporation ended 9 cents higher at 91 cents, with the swapping of 2,437 units. iCreate lost 10 cents in closing at 80 cents after trading 644,148 stock units, Iron Rock Insurance rose 20 cents to end at $3.80 with 41 shares crossing the exchange. Knutsford Express fell 10 cents to $6.70 in transferring 34,497 stocks, Lasco Manufacturing lost 7 cents to close at $4.26 with 95,408 shares crossing the exchange, Limners and Bards dipped 14 cents to $2.65 in trading 47,543 units, Lumber Depot picked up 8 cents to end at $2.65, with the swapping of 582,767 shares. Mailpac Group shed 21 cents to end at $3.35, exchanging 1,054,580 stock units, Main Event gained 10 cents to end at $3.15, with 2,990 stocks changing hands, Medical Disposables fell 20 cents to $4.30 in transferring 174 units. SSL Venture lost 6 cents to close at 64 cents, after an exchange of 999,222 stock units, Stationery and Office Supplies rose 53 cents to $4.53 trading 320 stocks and tTech lost 5 cents in closing at $4.30, in switching ownership of 72,465 stocks.

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

Junior Market at one year high

Stocks inched to a new one year high of 2,919.48, after adding just 1.25 points as the volume and value of the day’s trade on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Thursday were slashed by 56 and 53 percent, respectively, compared to Wednesday.

Trading ended with 41 securities against 39 on Wednesday, with 13 rising, 16 declining and 12 ending unchanged.
The average PE Ratio ends at 15.3 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Investors traded 3,006,108 shares at $8,350,224 against 6,761,477 units at $17,884,137 Wednesday.
Indies Pharma led trading with 12.4 percent of total volume after trading 371,289 shares, followed by Jamaican Teas with 10.8 percent after an exchange of 324,094 units and iCreate with 10.2 percent for 305,595 units.
Trading averaged 73,320 units at $203,664, down from 173,371 at $458,568 on Wednesday. Trading month to date averaged 345,881 units at $861,183, versus 363,591 units at $903,906 on Wednesday. January closed with an average of 232,651 units at $569,885.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows two stocks ended with bids higher than the last selling price and five with lower offers.
At the close of trading, CAC 2000 dropped $1.40 to $9.50 in trading 1,572 shares, Cargo Handlers fell 11 cents to $8.60 with just one unit exchanged, Dolphin Cove shed $1.30 to $8 with 3,000 stocks changing hands. Elite Diagnostic rose 5 cents to $2.80 trading 201 stock units, Everything Fresh rose 9 cents to $1 with a transfer of 15,218 units, Express Catering advanced 12 cents to $3.62 with 13,143 shares crossing the exchange. Fontana dropped 17 cents to $5.90 with 140,429 stocks changing hands, Fosrich rose 10 cents to $4.40 trading 108,981 stock units, Honey Bun lost 8 cents to finish at $5.10 with 69,158 shares traded. iCreate added 6 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ high of 87 cents with a transfer of 305,595 stocks, Indies Pharma fell 10 cents to $3.15 with investors switching 371,289 units, Iron Rock Insurance declined 10 cents to $3.60 exchanging 1,468 stock units. Jamaican Teas dropped 15 cents to $3.15 with 324,094 shares changing hands, Jetcon Corporation rose 5 cents to 80 cents trading 100,995 stock units, Knutsford Express climbed 32 cents to $6.50 with a transfer of 8,514 stocks. Lasco Distributors fell 17 cents to $3.70 with 29,008 stock units changing hands, Lasco Financial lost 14 cents to end at $2.46 with an exchange of 135,551 shares, Lasco Manufacturing jumped 44 cents to $4.70 trading 11,336 units. Lumber Depot climbed 8 cents to $2.55 with 193,170 stock units traded, Main Event shed 25 cents to close at $3.05 with a transfer of 2,111 stocks, Paramount Trading gained 17 cents to finish at $1.49 with 35,500 units passing through the market. Stationery and Office Supplies dropped 23 cents to $4.30 with 15,000 stocks changing hands and tTech shed 55 cents to end at $4.35 with 2,095 shares crossing the exchange.

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

Caribbean Producers shock move

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Caribbean Producers jumped sharply in trading on Monday in a surprise move, with the price hitting $3.20, a level not seen since mid-April last year as activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market remained at a high level with all but four stocks trading, with 29 percent fewer shares at 30 percent less value than on Friday.

Caribbean Producers in a surprise move on Monday.

Trading ended with 40 securities changing hands, up from 35 on Friday with 12 rising, 15 declining and 13 remaining unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index lost 27.24 points to settle at 2,871.89. The average PE Ratio ends at 15.3 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Traders exchanged 6,033,662 shares for $17,830,831 down from 8,506,807 units at $25,313,437 on Friday. Derrimon Trading led with 19.3 percent of the volume, after an exchange of 1.17 million shares, followed by Mailpac Group with 15.5 percent of the day’s trade for 932,663 stocks and Lumber Depot with 14.7 percent for 884,021 units.
Trading averaged 150,842 units at $445,771 in contrast to 243,052 at $723,241 on Friday. Trading month to date averaged 379,631 units at $925,038, down from 397,540 units at $962,554 on Friday. Trading in January averaged 232,651 units at $569,885 trading.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows five stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close of trading, AMG Packaging fell 17 cents to $1.63, with an exchange of 44,000 shares, CAC 2000 climbed $1.40 to $10.90 trading 500 units, Caribbean Assurance Brokers rose 9 cents to $1.85, in a transfer of 1,419 stock units. Caribbean Producers rose 53 cents to end at $3.20, with 752,023 shares crossing the market, Consolidated Bakeries picked up 5 cents in closing at $1.50, with 850 stocks changing hands, Dolphin Cove shed 30 cents to $7.70, with 1,162 stock units clearing the market. Everything Fresh lost 7 cents to end at 73 cents, with an exchange of 123,189 stocks, Express Catering dropped 35 cents to $3.30, with 1,100 units clearing the market, General Accident rose 21 cents to $5.51 trading 9,290 stock units, Jamaican Teas gained 9 cents to finish at $3.46 after a transfer of 585,809 shares. Jetcon Corporation lost 11 cents to end at 66 cents in trading 18,899 units, Lasco Distributors slipped 8 cents to $3.60, with 36,305 stock units changing hands, Mailpac Group lost 11 cents to close at $3.64 with 932,663 shares clearing the market, Main Event rose 41 cents to $3.45 in switching ownership of 3,133 units. Medical Disposables shed 25 cents in ending at $4.20, with 103,359 stock units crossing the market, Paramount Trading dipped 21 cents to $1.29 trading 8,970 stocks and tTech advanced 59 cents to $4.70, trading 3,369 shares.

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

Near 100 points plunge for Junior Market

The Junior Market Index declined 20.33 points to settle at 2,793.82, but plunged nearly 100 points during the day, with the market jumping sharply after just 20 minutes of trading to 2,886.96 points as investors pushed Lasco Distributors to a new 52 weeks’ high at $3.88 and Lasco Manufacturing to $4.95 with a few others chipping in.
Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market on Monday pushed the total volume of shares exchanged up 585 percent with a value 215 percent more than on Friday. Market activity resulted in 74,563,869 units trading for $122,016,255 compared to 10,871,142 units at $38,718,293 on Friday as 38 securities changed hands, up from 36 on Friday with prices of 16 rising, 14 declining and eight closing unchanged. Three stocks traded at 52 weeks’ highs during the day but only two ended at closing highs.
Paramount Trading dominated the market controlling 81 percent of the volume after 60.50 million shares changed hands followed by Mailpac Group with 7.7 percent for 5.74 million units, Lumber Depot with 3.3 percent trading 2.43 million units, Jamaican Teas with 1.8 percent for 1.35 million units and Tropical Battery with 1.4 percent of the day’s trade for 1.07 million units.
Trading averaged 1,962,207 units at $3,210,954 up from 301,976 at $1,075,508 on Friday. Trading month to date averages 457,286 units at $1,077,386, up on 299,311 units at $853,420 on Friday. Trading in January averaged 232,651 units at $569,885.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows six stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers. The average PE Ratio ended at 14.7 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
At the one PM close, Blue Power gained 29 cents to close at $3.15 in an exchange of 49,552 shares, CAC 2000 shed 50 cents to $9.50 after exchanging 345 units, Cargo Handlers dropped $1.10 to settle at $6.90, in trading 80,836 stock units. Caribbean Cream lost 34 cents to end at $4.65, after 63,863 shares crossing the exchange, Caribbean Flavours gained 10 cents to end at $2.10, with 165,153 stock units changing hands, Dolphin Cove ended 95 cents lower at $7.05, in an exchange of 1,292 shares. Elite Diagnostic slipped 25 cents to $2.75 with 85,552 stock units changing hands, Express Catering gained 28 cents ending at $3.68, with 13,665 stocks crossing the exchange, Fontana finished 19 cents higher at $6.20 in an exchange of 196,663 stock units. Fosrich gained 10 cents to close at $4.30 with 91,665 stocks crossing the exchange, Honey Bun shed 50 cents to end at $5 in a transfer of 573,813 shares. Jamaican Teas gained 10 cents to a record closing high of $3.37 after hitting an intraday high of $3.54, with 1,348,424 units crossing the market. Lasco Financial gained 9 cents in closing at $2.69, after exchanging 44,500 shares. Lasco Manufacturing fell 72 cents to $4.26 after trading as high as $4.95 with 217,306 stock units changing hands; the stock closed with the bid at $4.89, Limners and Bards lost 7 cents to end at $2.48, with 224,829 stocks crossing the market. Lumber Depot rose 40 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $2.50, after the swapping of 2,434,406 units and trading as at a record high of $2.65 before the close. Mailpac Group shed 47 cents to end at $3.49, with an exchange of 5,737,107 shares, as investors reacted negatively to the release of full-year earnings of 18 cents per share, driving the stock to $3.10 during the trading session. Medical Disposables rose 46 cents to $4.46 trading 1,000 stocks, Paramount Trading lost 15 cents and ended at $1.30, in exchanging 60,499,360 shares and tTech lost 59 cents to settle at $4.11, with investors switching ownership of 10,000 units.

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

More gains for Junior Market

Rising stocks dominated trading on Friday and allowing Junior Market stocks to hold on to modest gains in the market index for a second consecutive day, with 53 percent of the stocks traded rising after an exchange of 75 percent more shares than on Thursday and values 135 percent higher.
Trading ended with 36 securities changing hands, up from 34 on Thursday and closed with the prices of 19 stocks rising, 11 declining and six ending unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index eked out a 7.52 points gain to close at 2,814.15, to be up 7.5 percent up for the year to date. The average PE Ratio ended at 14.7 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 10,871,142 shares for $38,718,293 up sharply from 6,203,871 units at $16,459,757 on Thursday. Jamaican Teas led trading with 23 percent of total volume, after 2.51 million shares changed hands followed by Lasco Distributors with 21.5 percent of the day’s trade for 2.34 million units and Lasco Manufacturing with 17.2 percent market share for 1.87 million units.
Trading averaged 301,976 units at $1,075,508 in contrast to 182,467 at $484,111 on Thursday. The month to date averaged 299,311 units at $853,420, compared to 299,016 units at $828,895 on Thursday. January closed with an average of 232,651 units at $569,885.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows five stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of trading, Access Financial shed 80 cents to close at $21, trading 100,023 shares, AMG Packaging rose by 6 cents to $1.66 in transferring 3,243 units, Caribbean Producers gained 13 cents in closing at $2.79, with 16,238 shares changing hands. Elite Diagnostic picked up 24 cents to $3 trading 169,409 units, Everything Fresh gained 7 cents to close at 80 cents after exchanging 13,880 shares. Express Catering rose 10 cents to $3.40, with 13,394 stock units crossing the market, Fosrich lost 10 cents to close at $4.20, in switching ownership of 125,978 units. General Accident gained 15 cents to close at $5.40 trading 207,019 stocks, Honey Bun lost 40 cents to end at $5.50 with 35,779 shares changing hands, Indies Pharma rose 8 cents to $2.98, trading 169,607 units. Iron Rock Insurance rose 46 cents to $3.51 transferring 13,267 stocks, Jamaican Teas gained 28 cents to settle at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $3.27, with 2,505,629 shares crossing the market. Lasco Distributors picked up 5 cents to close at $3.50, in switching ownership of 2,340,543 stock units, Lasco Financial shed 18 cents ending at $2.60, in transferring 179,080 units, Lasco Manufacturing rose 73 cents to close at $4.98 exchanging 1,874,706 shares. Limners and Bards rose 5 cents to $2.55 in trading 16,660 stock units, Lumber Depot lost 8 cents to close at $2.10, with an exchange of 672,335 shares, Mailpac Group carved out a loss of 4 cents ending at $3.96, with 473,830 shares changing hands, Main Event fell 20 cents to $3.10, with 3,040 stocks crossing the market and tTech rose 61 cents to $4.70 with 200 stocks clearing the market.
In the preference segment, CAC 2000 9.5% preference share gained 14 cents to end at $1.15, finishing with an exchange of 100 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market ekes out modest gains

Trading dipped with fewer securities trading on Thursday leading to an exchange of 15 percent fewer shares than on Wednesday with the value falling 26 percent leaving the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange to close with a modest rise in the market index.
Trading ended with 34 securities changing hands down from 39 on Wednesday resulting in the prices of 15 stocks rising, 12 declining and seven closing firm.
The Market Index eked out a 6.06 pints rise to finish at 2,806.63. The average PE Ratio ended at 14.5 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Trading ended with 6,203,871 shares at $16,459,757 down from 7,260,452 units at $22,171,156 on Wednesday.
Jamaican Teas led trading with 45.4 percent of total volume or 2.81 million shares, followed by Lumber Depot with 12.6 percent for 783,265 units and Tropical Battery with 11.1 percent with a transfer of 685,979 units.
Trading averaged 182,467 units at $484,111 in contrast to 186,165 at $568,491 on Wednesday. The month to date averaged 299,016 units at $828,895, compared to 312,587 units at $869,041 on Wednesday. January closed with an average of 232,651 units at $569,885.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows six stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of trading, Access Financial fell 6 cents to $21.80 with 766 shares traded, Blue Power dropped 22 cents to $2.85 with 3,723 stocks changing hands, Cargo Handlers rose 7 cents to $8 with an exchange of 1,324 units. Dolphin Cove climbed $1 to $8 with 15,616 stock units crossing the market, Everything Fresh rose by 10 cents to 73 cents transferring 25,006 shares, Express Catering shed 38 cents to end at $3.30 with 39,161 units traded. Fontana slipped 5 cents to $6 with 653 stocks changing hands, Fosrich gained 20 cents to close at $4.30 with an exchange of 33,259 shares, Honey Bun rose 5 cents to $5.90 trading 500 stock units. Indies Pharma increased by 10 cents to $2.90 with a transfer of 81,000 stocks, Iron Rock Insurance advanced 17 cents to $3.05 with 800 shares changing hands, Jamaican Teas gained 6 cents to settle at $2.99 with 2,814,874 stock units traded. Jetcon Corporation declined 5 cents to 69 cents with an exchange of 16,000 units, Knutsford Express jumped 55 cents to $6.75 trading 1,788 stocks, Lasco Distributors climbed 24 cents to $3.45 with the transfer of 3,000 shares. Lasco Manufacturing rose 5 cents to $4.25 with 108,611 stocks changing hands, Lumber Depot gained 18 cents to end at 52 weeks’ high of $2.18 with an ownership switch of 783,265 units, Mailpac Group advanced 10 cents to $4 with an exchange of 271,927 shares. Main Event fell 19 cents to $3.30 with 68,569 stocks crossing the exchange, Medical Disposables shed 39 cents to close at $4 with 18,414 units traded and Stationery and Office Supplies fell 24 cents to $4.29 after trading 2,000 shares.

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

Pull back for Junior Market – Wednesday

Stocks lost upward momentum on Wednesday dropping 20.92 points to settle just above the 2,800 mark at 2,800.57 after hitting an intraday high of 2860.54 points within three minutes of the Junior Market’s opening as the market ended with declining stocks dominated rising ones.
Trading ended with 39 securities changing hands compared to 35 on Tuesday and closed with falling stocks far outnumbering rising ones as prices of seven stocks rising, 22 declined and 10 remained unchanged. The average PE Ratio ended at 14.3 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Investors exchanged 56.4 percent fewer shares than on Tuesday with a transfer of 7,260,452 shares for $22,171,156 compared to 16,011,856 units at $49,037,518 on Tuesday.
Derrimon Trading dominated the market with 27.4 percent of total volume for 1.99 million shares, followed by Jamaican Teas with 26.1 percent after trading 1.9 million units and Mailpac Group accounts for 14.9 percent with an exchange of 1.08 million units.
Trading averaged 186,165 units at $568,491 in contrast to 457,482 at $1,401,072 on Tuesday. Trading month to date averaged 312,587 shares at $869,041, compared to 332,075 units at $915,371 on Tuesday. January closed with an average of 232,651 units at $569,885.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close of trading, AMG Packaging fell 6 cents to $1.60 with an exchange of 321 shares, CAC 2000 jumped $1 to $10 with a transfer of 900 units, Cargo Handlers fell 5 cents to $7.93 with 284 stocks traded. Caribbean Assurance Brokers slipped 5 cents to $1.80 with 6,878 shares changing hands, Caribbean Producers fell 10 cents to $2.70 with a transfer of 16,800 units, Dolphin Cove dropped $1 to $7 with 1,815 stocks passing through the market. Elite Diagnostic lost 14 cents to close at $2.80 with 7,390 shares changing hands, Fontana fell 15 cents to $6.05 with an exchange of 202,684 units, Fosrich dropped 20 cents to $4.10 with investors transferring 11,184 stock units. General Accident dropped 56 cents to $5.25 trading 221,988 shares, Honey Bun lost 5 cents to end at $5.85 with 8,288 units changing hands.Knutsford Express lost 22 cents to end at $6.20 with 1,203 stocks passing through the market, Lasco Distributors declined by 9 cents to $3.21 with 111,367 stock units exchanged, Mailpac Group traded 1,081,329 shares and dropped 25 cents to $3.90, Paramount Trading advanced 18 cents to $1.45 with 63 stocks changing hands and tTech shed 61 cents to close at $4.09 with 34,055 units crossing the exchange.

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

Junior Market breaks 2,800 barrier

The Junior Market index gained 17.73 points on Monday to close at 2,814.70 and is now up 6.5 percent for the year to date after the index traded over the 2,840 points level in the early morning session and closed with 72 percent more shares were exchanged than on Friday and values up 68 percent.
Trading ended with 37 active securities, down from 38 on Friday and closed with 19 stocks rising, 14 declining and four remaining unchanged.
At the close, the average PE Ratio ended at 14.3 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Trading closed with an exchange of 12,352,006 shares for $35,748,528 compared to 7,184,445 units at $21,275,826 on Friday. Derrimon Trading controlled 46 percent of the volume changing hands, with 5.68 million shares followed by Jamaican Teas 16.8 percent, with 2.08 million units and Mailpac Group with 18.2 percent for 2.24 million units.

Trading averaged 33,838 units at $966,176 in contrast to 189,064 at $559,890 on Friday. The month to averaged 311,941 units at $837,392, compared to 307,465 units at $811,066 on Friday. January closed with an average of 232,651 units at $569,885.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows six stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Blue Power rose 28 cents to $3.08 after an exchange of 2,330 shares, CAC 2000 fell $1 to $9, with 1,879 stock units crossing the exchange, Caribbean Assurance Brokers gained 5 cents to settle at $1.85, after a transfer of 5,701 shares. Caribbean Cream lost 5 cents to $4.95 trading 100 stocks, Caribbean Producers ended 8 cents higher at $2.83, in switching ownership of 66,481 stock units. Dolphin Cove shed 81 cents to $7.14, in an exchange of 2,395 units, Elite Diagnostic gained 19 cents to end at $2.94 trading 102,747 shares. Express Catering picked up 10 cents to $3.60, with 57,100 units changing hands, Fontana gained 22 cents to close at $6, with the swapping of 47,506 shares. Fosrich rose 30 cents to $4.45 after transferring 10,559 stock units, General Accident dipped 12 cents to $5.93, trading 1,000 shares. Indies Pharma lost 6 cents to finish at $2.83, with 123,923 units crossing the market, Iron Rock Insurance slipped 22 cents to $2.88, with the swapping of 1,000 shares, Jamaican Teas gained 6 cents to end at $2.81 after trading at an all-time high of $3.05, in exchanging 2,081,193 units. Lasco Distributors finished 25 cents lower at $3.15, after the switching ownership of 24,743 shares, Lumber Depot dropped 2 cents in closing at $1.96 in trading 718,529 stock units. Medical Disposables closed at $4.34, with a loss of 16 cents in exchanging 262 units. Stationery and Office Supplies gained 24 cents to close at $4.53 in transferring 400 stocks and tTech fell 15 cents to $4.70 trading 890 units.
In the preference segment, CAC 2000 9.5% preference share gained 9 cents to end at $1.20, after clearing the market with 1,000 units.

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

Huge jump in Junior Market trading

The volume of stocks surged on Thursday on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, with volume climbing 321 percent higher than on Wednesday pushing the value up 338 percent as five securities traded over one million units.
Trading ended with 23,334,216 shares for $62,643,592 changing hands up from 5,538,712 units at $14,281,993 on Wednesday. Limners and Bards led trading with 46.2 percent of total volume after investors swapped 10.79 million shares, followed by Lumber Depot with 10.3 percent for 2.4 million units. Fosrich accounted for 8.8 percent of market share, with 2.06 million units for 8.8 percent market share, Caribbean Flavours with 8.6 percent for 2.01 million units, Mailpac Group with 8.1 percent for 1.89 million units and Derrimon Trading with 7.1 percent of the day’s trade for 1.65 million units.
Trading ended with 34 securities changing hands, down from 39 on Wednesday and closed with the prices of 16 stocks rising, 12 declining and six remaining unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index climbed 11.77 points to settle at 2,776.72 having gained five percent for the year to date.  The average PE Ratio ended at 14.2 based on ICInsider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Trading averaged 686,300 units at $1,842,459 in contrast to 142,018 at $366,205 on Wednesday. Month to date trading averaged 338,928 units at $877,812, compared to an average of 230,573 units at $576,913 on Wednesday. January closed with an average of 232,651 units at $569,885.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows four stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Blue Power rose 30 cents to close at $3.05, after exchanging 6,266 shares, Cargo Handlers gained 7 cents to end at $8, in swapping 100 stock units. Caribbean Cream picked up 54 cents to close at $5.09, with a transfer of 102,892 shares, Consolidated Bakeries lost 9 cents in closing at $1.41, after 85,106 stock units cleared the market, Dolphin Cove gained 45 cents in closing at $7.95, in exchanging just 4 stocks. Elite Diagnostic gained 20 cents to finish at $2.95, with 600 stock units crossing the market 600, Fosrich shed 25 cents to close at $4.15, with the swapping of 2,063,742 shares, General Accident slipped 22 cents to $5.93 trading 18,654 units, Honey Bun gained 38 cents to close at $5.88 in exchanging 2,539 stocks. Indies Pharma picked up 9 cents to close at $2.89, with 96,904 units crossing the market, Jamaican Teas lost 11 cents to end at $2.69, with 910,980 shares changing hands. Knutsford Express dipped 45 cents to $6.30 trading 1,765 units, Lasco Distributors fell 10 cents to $3.25, in an exchange of 5,001 stocks, Lasco Manufacturing rose 32 cents to $4.20, after 279,289 stock units crossed the market. Limners and Bards slipped 15 cents to end at $2.55, with 10,790,026 stocks changing hands, Main Event settled at $3.49, with gains of 19 cents trading 59,352 shares, Medical Disposables finished 21 cents higher at $4.20 in exchanging 100 stocks and tTech gained 29 cents to close at $4.85, with investors swapping 10,005 stock units.

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