Limners & Bards IC TOP 10 stock

Limners and Bards the latest IPO to hit the market, made it to the Junior Market TOP 10 with the potential to double in price, notwithstanding the critical information that is missing from the prospectus.
Jamaica Broilers returns to the main market list as Grace Kennedy graduated with a rise in the stock price. AMG Packaging released nine months results that showed 28 percent rise in pretax profit for the third quarter but that was not good enough. Earnings for the 2019/20 fiscal year, were downgraded to 20 cents per share. That level of earnings was not good enough to keep it in the TOP 10 list.
In the past week, the main market continues to hit new record highs, closing the week at another all-time high on its way to over 700,000 points for the All Jamaica Index. Momentum continues to move the market away from long-term resistance at 520,000 points.
The Junior Market is struggling, with few new company results out to help with upward move. Fontana and Elite Diagnostic two TOP 10 listings hit new record highs during the week with a few others hitting 52 weeks’ lows.
Junior Market stocks continue to struggle to get investors’ attention. With the market consolidating and the expectation of mostly positive results to the market is poised for a takeoff soon with the market highly undervalued.
The three most attractive Junior Market stocks are, Iron Rock with gains of 243 percent, followed by Caribbean Producers with projected gains of 233 percent and tTech with possible gains of 191 percent.
Sterling Investments heads the main market with 179 percent potential gains followed by Radio Jamaica with expected gains of 173 percent and Sygnus Credit Investments in third spot with the potential to gain 154 percent by March next year.
The main market, closed the week with the overall PE at 15.6 and the Junior Market remains for the second week at 10. The PE ratio for Junior Market Top 10 stocks averages 7.2 and the main market PE 8.9. These levels, point to a big upside for TOP 10 stocks over the next 12 months and Junior Market stocks in particular.
The TOP 10 stocks now trade at an average discount of 28 percent to the average for the Junior Market Top stocks and main market stocks trade at a discount of 43 percent to the overall market.
TOP 10 stocks are likely to deliver the best returns within a 12 months period. Projected earnings, for each company’s current fiscal year, are used in determining, the selected stocks. The PE for and projected earnings for each stock are computed to show potential gains for the year, which are ranked 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 as new information is received that can result in changes in and out of the list.

This report is compiled by persons who may have interest in the securities commented on.

14 Junior Market stocks rise 8 fall – Wednesday

The new Waterloo Road branch under construction. the company’s stock traded at an all-time high of $5.

The Junior Market closed on Wednesday with 14 securities rising, 8 falling and 10 remaining unchanged leading to the Junior Market Index advancing 18.46 points to close at 3,066.47.
Trading ended with 32 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 5,751,985 units valued at $21,162,399 compared to 1,394,594 units valued at $4,925,622 on Tuesday with 29 securities changed hands.
Elite Diagnostic traded at a 52 weeks’ high of $5, GWest hit an all-time low of 75 cents but bounced slightly at the close while Express Catering and KLE Group both ended at 52 weeks’ low.
Trading ended with an average of 179,750 units for an average of $661,325 in contrast to 48,089 units for an average of $169,849 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 71,584 shares valued at $268,858 for each security traded compared to 54,449 shares valued at $206,685 traded previously. June ended with an average of 166,169 units at $674,841 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 7 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one closed with a lower offer.
Stocks with price changes| Access Financial closed 30 cents higher at $43.50, with 100 stock units trading, AMG Packaging ended trading with 71,097 shares, after rising 11 cents to end at $2.11, Blue Power closed 56 cents higher at $5.51, with 5,000 stock units trading, CAC 2000 ended trading 1,275 shares, after rising 30 cents to close at $13.06. Caribbean Producers climbed 5 cents and exchanged 82,733 shares at $4.80, Dolphin Cove close with a loss of 25 cents at $11.75, swapping of 2,585 shares, Express Catering lost 75 cents in trading of 13,168 units to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $6.10. Elite Diagnostic closed trading of 28,152 units and gained 37 cents to end at a record close of $5, Fosrich Group climbed 53 cents in exchanging 41,585 shares at $4.54, Fontana lost 9 cents trading 342,267 shares to close at $5.75. General Accident climbed 10 cents and exchanged 63,550 shares at $4.30, Honey Bun closed trading of 115,605 units and gained 1 cent to end at $6.21, Jetcon Corporation climbed 30 cents in exchanging 200,000 shares at $2, KLE Group lost 40 cents in trading of 7,700 units in closing at a 52 weeks’ low of $1.70. Caribbean Cream climbed 70 cents and exchanged 8,895 shares at $5.50, Lasco Distributors ended trading with 16,523 shares, after rising 20 cents to close at $3.40, Lasco Financial closed with a loss of 10 cents at $4.50, in swapping 39,324 shares, Lasco Manufacturing ended with a loss of 1 cent at 4.09 with 3,653,139 stock units changing hands. Medical Disposables closed trading of 14,410 units and gained 30 cents to end at $7, Paramount Trading ended with a loss of 1 cent at 1.80 with 14,879 stock units trading, Stationery and Office Supplies closed with a loss of 34 cents at $9.01, trading 6,156 shares and tTech closed 30 cents higher at $5.50, with 4,024 stock units trading.

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

Junior Market in sharp drop – Tuesday

The Junior Market Index plunged 41.37 points to close at 3,048.01 at the close of the market on Tuesday as 29 securities changed hands, compared to 30 on Monday, resulting in the prices of 9 advancing, 12 declining and 9 remaining unchanged.
Trading on the Junior Market ended with an exchange of 1,394,594 units valued at $4,925,622 compared to 1,085,258 units valued at $4,012,944 on Monday. Jetcon traded at a 52 weeks’ low of $1.60 and GWest hit an all-time low of 80 cents.
Trading ended with an average of 48,089 units for an average of $169,849 in contrast to 36,175 units for an average of $133,765 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 54,449 shares valued at $206,685 for each security traded compared to 55,515 shares valued at $212,860 traded previously. June ended with an average of 166,169 units at $674,841 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 6 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and no stock closed with a lower offer.
Stocks with price changes| AMG Packaging closed 10 cents higher at $2, with 16,050 stock units trading, CAC 2000  lost 24 cents in trading 2,708 shares to close at $12.76, Cargo Handlers climbed 50 cents exchanging 3,000 shares at $9.50, Caribbean Producers closed 25 cents higher at $4.75, with 500 stock units trading. Derrimon Trading fell 7 cents with 432,928 units changing hands at $2.43, Everything Fresh climbed 5 cents and exchanged 13,800 shares at $1.40, Elite Diagnostic ended market activity in exchanging 29,783 shares to close at $4.63 after falling 22 cents, Fosrich Group closed with a loss of 64 cents at $4.01, swapping 21,105, shares. General Accident traded 10,650 after declining 25 cents to settle at $4.20, GWest Corporation declined 10 cents in trading of 10,000 units to close at an all-time low of 80 cents, Indies Pharma fell 9 cents in trading of 263,475 units at $3.01, Jamaican Teas shed 15 cents trading of 15,500 units at $4.41. Jetcon Corporation climbed 2 cents and exchanged 14,163 shares at $1.70, Knutsford Express ended with a loss of 1 cent at $11.50 with 9,069 stock units changing hands, Key Insurance closed with a loss of 3 cents at $3, in swapping of 15,584, shares, Lasco Distributors shed 20 cents in trading of 125,744 units at $3.20. Lasco Financial closed trading of 13,876 units and gained 11 cents to end at $4.60, Lasco Manufacturing ended trading with 184,720 shares, after rising 9 cents to end at $4.10, Consolidated Bakeries closed trading of 1,102 units and gained 10 cents to end at $1.90. Stationery and Office Supplies shed 15 cents in trading of 3,318 units at $9.35 and tTech closed 40 cents higher at $5.20, with 20,000 stock units trading.

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

Junior Market dips again – Monday

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Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Monday with an exchange of 1,085,258 units valued $4,012,944 compared to 1,842,715 units valued at $6,647,469 on Friday.
At the close of market activities, 30 securities changed hands, compared to 31 on Friday, resulting in the prices of 7 securities advancing, 14 declining and 9 remaining unchanged. The Junior Market Index declined 7.04 points to close at 3,089.38 with one stock rising to an all-time high and one closing at an all-time low.
Trading ended with an average of 36,175 units for an average of $133,765 in contrast to 59,442 units for an average of $214,434 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 55,515 shares valued at $212,860 for each security traded compared to 59,572 shares valued at $229,453 traded previously. June ended with an average of 166,169 units at $674,841 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 7 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
Stocks with price changes| Access Financial lost $1.80 trading 5,000 shares to close at $43.20, AMG Packaging fell 10 cents in trading of 17,000 units at $1.90, CAC 2000 closed with a loss of $2 to end at $13, exchanging 3,600 shares, Derrimon Trading closed 7 cents higher at $2.50, with 165,409 stock units trading. Express Catering ended with a loss of 1 cent at $6.85 with 40,630 stock units changing hands. Elite Diagnostic ended trading with 35,000 shares, after rising 35 cents to end at an all-time high of $4.85, Fosrich Group closed 25 cents higher at $4.65, with 26,787 stock units trading, Fontana declined by 6 cents to settle at $5.84 while trading 95,229 shares. Gwest Corporation ended market activity exchanging 12,715 shares to close at an all-time low of 90 cents after falling 5 cents, iCreate declined by 3 cents to settle at 70 cents trading 75,964 shares, Indies Pharma climbed 9 cents and exchanged 67,652 shares at $3.10. Jamaican Teas closed 16 cents higher at $4.56, with 21,998 stock units trading, Key Insurance gained 3 cents to end at $3.03 trading of 9,015 units, KLE Group lost 25 cents in trading 3,570 shares to close at 2.10 cents, Knutsford Express fell $1.29 trading of 7,850 units to end at $11.51. Lasco Financial shed 11 cents in trading of 43,799 units at $4.49, Lasco Manufacturing lost 13 cents in trading of 19,632 units at $4.01. Main Event declined $1.29 in trading of 8,927 units at $5.71, Paramount Trading added 1 cent in exchanging 16,235 shares at $1.81, Stationery and Office Supplies closed with a loss of 30 cents at $9.50, swapping of 9,177, shares and tTech ended market activity exchanging 4,175 shares to close at $4.80 after falling 70 cents.

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

IC TOP 10 stocks hit record highs

NCB Financial dropped $17 during trading to $173 during Friday’s session

The main market hit a new record on Thursday as the All Jamaica Index the long term resistance at 520,000 points was pierced but the market pulled back on Friday with NCB Financial trading a large volume down at $173, down from $190 it was previously trading.
The Junior Market moved up and down during the week, with Fontana and Elite Diagnostic two TOP 10 listings hitting new record highs during the week. Sygnus Credit Investments in the main market also jumped to a record high during the week.
There was just one change to the TOP 10 lists this past week with Grace Kennedy coming in for Jamaica Broilers in the main market. Junior are now in the upper half of the Junior Market, both are now supported by 2020 earnings that are higher than for the year just ended. Earnings of former TOP 10 listing, Wisynco Group with switch to 2020 fiscal year earnings now sits outside the Top 10 but is still an attraction at number 16, but the stock came under selling pressure this past week.
Junior Market stocks continue to struggle to get investors’ attention. With the market consolidating and the expectation of mostly positive results to the market is poised for a takeoff very soon with the market highly undervalued.
The three most attractive Junior Market stocks are, Caribbean Producers with projected gains of 256 percent, Iron Rock with gains of 243 percent, followed by and AMG Packaging with possible gains of 200 percent.
Radio Jamaica heads the main market with 191 percent potential gains followed by Sterling Investments with expected gains of 165 percent and Sygnus Credit Investments in third spot with the potential to gain 153 percent by March next year.
The main market, closed the week with the overall PE at 15.3 and the Junior Market at 10. The PE ratio for Junior Market Top 10 stocks averages 6.9 and the main market PE 8.8. These levels, point to a big upside for TOP 10 stocks over the next 12 months and Junior Market stocks in particular.
The TOP 10 stocks now trade at an average discount of 31 percent to the average for the Junior Market Top stocks and main market stocks trade at a discount of 42 percent to the overall market.
TOP 10 stocks are likely to deliver the best returns within a 12 months period. Projected earnings, for each company’s current fiscal year, are used in determining, the selected stocks. The PE for and projected earnings for each stock are computed to show potential gains for the year, which are ranked 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 as new information is received that can result in changes in and out of the list.

This report is compiled by persons who may have interest in the securities commented on.

Sharp jump in Junior Market stocks

Fontana hits new high on Monday.

The Junior Market Index jumped sharply by 61.52 points to 3,165.12 at the close on Monday with 23 securities changing hands, resulting in the prices of 12 securities rising, 7 declining and 4 remaining unchanged.
Pharmaceutical company, Fontana traded at a new all-time high of $5.59 but pulled back by the close to end at a 52 weeks’ high. Trading ended with an exchange of just 387,846 units valued at $1,455,265 down sharply from 3,027,637 units valued at $13,035,247 on Friday from 32 securities changing hands.
Trading ended with an average of 16,863 units for an average of $63,272 in contrast to 94,614 units for an average of $407,351 on Friday. June ended with an average of 166,169 units at $674,841 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 2 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial rose by $1.30 in trading of 1,405 shares to end at $46.30, higher, AMG Packaging climbed 5 cents and exchanged 6,045 shares at $2.05, CAC 2000 settled at $1 higher at $15 but with only 100 stock units trading. Caribbean Flavours declined by 30 cents to settle at $14 after exchanging 5,550 units, Caribbean Producers gained 10 cents and exchanged 1,000 shares at $4.90. Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 1 cent at $2.52 with 10,633 stock units changing hands, Dolphin Cove closed trading of 545 units to end at $12, Everything Fresh declined 3 cents trading of 47,743 units at $1.37, Express Catering ended trading with 100 shares, after rising 10 cents to end at $6.70. Fontana rose 45 cents to at a record close of $5.25, trading 88,773 stock units after hitting an all-time high of $5.59, FosRich Group traded of 8,620 units at $4.50, GWest Corporation closed at $1.21, with 74,425 stock units traded, General Accident ended trading with 7,115 shares, after rising 10 cents to end at $4.20. Honey Bun ended market activity exchanging 14,789 shares to close at $6.65 after falling 10 cents, Jetcon Corporation exchanged just 1,320 shares to close at $1.88, iCreate declined by 2 cents to settle at 72 cents with 43,220 shares changing hands, Indies Pharma fell 5 cents in trading of 1,600 units at $3.10. Lasco Distributors ended trading with 5,537 shares, after rising 10 cents to end at $3.40, Lasco Financial exchanged 2,255 shares, after rising 29 cents to end at $5, Lasco Manufacturing closed 20 cents higher at $4.25, with an exchange of 39,538 stock units, Main Event ended market activity exchanging 2,522 shares to close at $5.71 after falling 29 cents. Stationery and Office ended trading with 20,000 shares, after rising 69 cents to end at $9.70 and tTech closed 4 cents higher at $5.50, with 5,000 stock units changing hands.

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

 

Big surprise in IC TOP 10 changes

Sygnus Credit leaps into TOP10.

Sygnus Credit Investments is back in the main market TOP 10 and now sits close to the top, replacing Grace Kennedy that rose to $67 on Friday in a week when the main market closed at another record high.
strong>Sygnus jumped in, based on a switch to earnings for the new fiscal year starting in July.  Junior Market Fontana and Elite Diagnostic are now in the upper half of the Junior Market TOP 10, both are now supported by 2020 earnings that are higher than for the year just ended. Everything Fresh and Main Event eased out of the Junior Market listing. Earnings of Wisynco Group, a former TOP 10 listing, have also been switched to 2020 fiscal year earnings, but with the price having risen strongly this year, potential gains will not be sufficient to put it in the list any time soon.
Junior Market stocks continue to struggle to get investors’ attention but the market is consolidating with investors targeting a select group and is poised for a takeoff very soon with the market highly undervalued, currently.
The three most attractive Junior Market stocks are, Iron Rock with projected gains of 243 percent, followed by Caribbean Producers 233 percent and Elite Diagnostic with possible gains of 225 percent.
Radio Jamaica heads the main market with 170 percent potential gains followed by Sygnus Credit Investments with expected gains of 167 percent and Sterling Investments in third spot with the potential to gain 163 percent by March next year.
The main market, closed the week with the overall PE at 15.2 and the Junior Market at 11.2. The PE ratio for Junior Market Top 10 stocks averages 6.7 and the main market PE 8.9. These levels, point to a big upside for TOP 10 stocks over the next 12 months and Junior Market stocks in particular.
The TOP 10 stocks now trade at an average discount of 40 percent to the average for the Junior Market Top stocks and main market stocks trade at a discount of 41 percent to the overall market.
TOP 10 stocks are likely to deliver the best returns within a 12 months period. Projected earnings, for each company’s current fiscal year, are used in determining, the selected stocks. The PE for and projected earnings for each stock are computed to show potential gains for the year, which are ranked 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 as new information is received that can result in changes in and out of the list.

This report is compiled by persons who may have interest in the securities commented on.

15 Junior Market stocks gained

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on trading Friday, with 32 securities changing hands and the prices of 15 securities rising, 9 declining and 8 remaining unchanged.
At the close, the market Index advanced 12.33 points to close at 3,103.60. On the final trading day of June, 3,027,637 shares valued at $13,035,247 changed hands, compared to 11,216,280 units valued at $36,194,066 from securities 27 trading on Thursday.
At the halfway mark for the year, the Junior Market is down 4.4 percent with the PE of the market at just 11 times current year’s earnings. At the end of June 2018, the market gained of 11 percent with the PE at that is similar to this year’s.
Trading ended with an average of 94,614 units for an average of $407,351 in contrast to 415,418 units for an average of $1,340,521 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 166,169 for an average of $674,841 and previously, 170,386 for an average of $690,604. In contrast, May ended with an average of 81,626 units for $311,248 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 12 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial close with a loss of $1.50 at $45, in trading 290 shares, AMG Packaging rose 1 cent in exchanging 4,582 shares at $2, Blue Power ended trading with 134,658 shares, after rising 21 cents to end at $5, Cargo Handlers exchanged 4,395 shares at $9.50. Caribbean Cream traded 146,395 shares and declined by 2 cents to settle at $5.25, Caribbean Producers traded 722,891 units at $4.80, Derrimon Trading dipped 2 cents in trading 116,581 units at $2.53. Dolphin Cove closed trading of 2,155 units to end at $12, Elite Diagnostic climbed 1 cent and exchanged 138,061 shares at $4, Everything Fresh traded 69,307 units at $1.40, Express Catering closed trading of 41,574 units and gained 40 cents to end at $6.60. FosRich Group dipped 20 cents in trading of 9,300 units at $4.50, Fontana ended trading with 77,547 shares, after rising 18 cents to end at $4.80. GWest Corporation closed 6 cents higher at $1.21, with 102,253 stock units traded, Honey Bun lost 25 cents trading 9,678 units at $6.75, iCreate ended trading with 90,000 shares, after rising 4 cents to end at 74 cents, Indies Pharma exchanged 210,899 shares, after rising 12 cents to end at $3.15. Iron Rock shed 5 cents in trading of 143,183 units at $3.50, Jamaican Teas climbed 7 cents in exchanging 59,500 shares at $4.25, Jetcon Corporation climbed 13 cents and exchanged 25,872 shares at $1.88, Key Insurance closed with a loss of 35 cents at $3.35, in swapping of 4,400 shares. KLE Group ended trading with 34,000 shares, after rising 20 cents to end at $2.35, Knutsford Express finished trading 8,566 shares and rose $1 higher to $12.50, Lasco Distributors traded 46,835 units to close at $3.30, Lasco Financial closed trading of 6,700 units and gained 1 cent to end at $4.71. Lasco Manufacturing declined by 15 cents to settle at $4.05 in trading 477,000 units, Medical Disposables traded 28,592 units at $6.70, Paramount Trading closed trading 2,690 units at $2, Stationery and Office closed with a loss of 59 cents at $9.01, in the swapping of 148,000 shares and tTech ended trading with 37,141 shares, after rising 16 cents to end at $5.46. In the Junior Market preference segment, CAC 2000 closed trading of 1,000 units and gained 15 cents to end at $1.15.

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

Rising Junior Market volume lower prices

Junior Market stock trading.

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended trading on Thursday, with an exchange of 11,216,280 units valued at $36,194,066 compared to 3,778,290 units valued at $13,398,281 on Wednesday.
At the close of market activities, with 27 securities changed hands, down from 28 trading on Wednesday as the prices of 6 securities advanced, 9 declined and 12 remained unchanged. The market Index dropped 14.86 points to close at 3,091.27.
Trading ended with an average of 415,418 units for an average of $1,340,521 in contrast to 134,939 units for an average of $478,510 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 170,386 for an average of $690,604 and previously, 157,565 for an average of $656,597. In contrast, May ended with an average of 81,626 units for $311,248 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 3 with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, Access Financial rose $3 to close at $46.50 after trading just 100 shares, AMG Packaging closed at $1.99 with 14,425 stock units changing hands, Blue Power declined by 16 cents to settle at $4.79, Caribbean Cream closed trading 28,640 units at $5.27, Caribbean Producers traded 27,541 units at $4.80. Derrimon Trading ended market activity in exchanging 18,202 shares to close at $2.55 after falling 3 cents, Dolphin Cove closed trading of 4,409 units and gained 25 cents to end at $12, Elite Diagnostic ended trading with 18,067 shares at $3.99. Everything Fresh exchanged 188,461 units at $1.40, Express Catering ended market activity exchanging 94,422 shares to close at $6.20 after falling 80 cents, Fontana closed trading of 239,209 units with a rise of 7 cents to end at $4.62. FosRich Group close with an exchange of 12,066 units at $4.70, General Accident traded 105,404 units to end at $4.10, GWest Corporation gained 11 cents to end at $1.15, in trading 277,027 units, iCreate ended market activity exchanging 12,930 shares to close at 70 cents. Indies Pharma traded of 8,634,384 units at $3.03, Iron Rock closed with a loss of 7 cents at $3.55, in swapping 66,702 shares, Jamaican Teas fell 12 cents trading 36,649 units to close at $4.18. Jetcon Corporation lost 5 cents in trading of 177,109 units at a 52 weeks’ low of $1.75, Knutsford Express closed at $11.50 with 9,450 stock units changing hands, Lasco Distributors dipped 9 cents in trading of 28,853 units at $3.30, Lasco Financial traded 156,112 units to close at $4.70. Lasco Manufacturing climbed 10 cents and exchanged 938,182 shares at $4.20, Medical Disposables traded 7,786 units at $6.70, Paramount Trading fell 45 cents in trading 5,861 units at $2, Stationery and Office Supplies climbed 2 cents and exchanged 93,187 shares at $9.60 and tTech decline 5 cents in trading of 1,100 units at $5.30.

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

Junior Market drops

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended trading on Wednesday, with an exchange of 3,778,290 units valued at $13,398,281 compared to 1,838,031 units valued at $6,450,947 on Tuesday.
At the close of market activities, 28 securities changed hands compared with 29 securities changing hands, on Tuesday. The prices of 10 securities rose, 15 declined and 3 remained unchanged. The market Index dropped 41.48 points to close at 3,106.13.
Trading ended with an average of 134,939 units for an average of $478,510 in contrast to 63,380 units for an average of $222,446 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 157,565 for an average of $656,597 and previously, 158,863 for an average of $666,815. In contrast, May ended with an average of 81,626 units for $311,248 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 2 with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging fell 1 cent to close at 1.99 with 53,460 stock units changing hands, Blue Power climbed 20 cents with an exchange of 5,100 shares at $4.95, Cargo Handlers ended with a loss of 1 cent at 9.50 with 5,853 stock units changing hands. Caribbean Producers fell 10 cents in trading of 32,579 units at $4.80, Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 1 cent at $2.58 with an exchange of 70,269 stock units, Dolphin Cove traded 37,678 shares to end at $11.75, Elite Diagnostic ended trading with 38,317 shares, after rising 2 cents to $3.99. Everything Fresh exchanged 13,500 units at $1.40, Express Catering closed 25 cents higher at $7, in trading 21,207 stock units, FosRich Group shed 25 cents with an exchange of 35,400 units at $4.70, Fontana climbed 4 cents and exchanged 90,462 shares at $4.55. General Accident closed trading of 26,596 units and gained 3 cents to end at $4.10, GWest Corporation climbed 2 cents and exchanged 5,800 shares at $1.04, Honey Bun rose 50 cents and concluded trading of 217,371 shares at $7, iCreate ended market activity exchanging 289,800 shares to close at 70 cents after falling 9 cents. Indies Pharma declined 9 cents in trading of 142,783 units at $3.03, Iron Rock ended trading of 67,246 shares, after rising 12 cents to end at $3.62, Jamaican Teas fell 5 cents in trading of 3,500 units at $4.30, Jetcon Corporation declined 5 cents in exchanging 1,055,936 units at $1.80. Knutsford Express declined $1 to end at $11.50 with 2,167 stock units changing hand, Lasco Distributors climbed 24 cents and exchanged 214,358 shares at $3.39, Lasco Financial closed the trading of 1,181,077 units and gained 20 cents to end at $4.70, Lasco Manufacturing shed 20 cents in trading of 85,400 units at $4.10. Main Event closed with a loss of 90 cents at $6, swapping of 1,928, shares, Medical Disposables dipped 30 cents trading of 5,000 units at $6.70, Stationery and Office Supplies fell 32 cents, trading 50,000 units at $9.58 and tTech declined 11 cents trading 18,203 units in closing at $5.35.

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