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.

Junior Market inches higher

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The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Monday with the market rising after more stocks rose than declined with 67 percent fewer shares trading than on Friday.
Trading ended with 35 securities changing hands compared to 32 on Friday and closed with 14 stocks rising, 10 declining and 11 remaining unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index rose 7.63 points to settle at 2,539.98. The average PE Ratio ends at 12.6 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 4,145,851 shares for 14,021,504 compared to 12,631,994 units at $33,900,773 on Friday. Lasco Manufacturing led trading with 37.8 percent of total volume and accounting for 1.57 million shares, followed by Fontana with 14.1 percent for 586,470 units and Mailpac Group with 10.9 percent for 452,407 shares.
Trading ended with an average of 118,453 units at $400,614, in contrast to 394,750 at $1,059,399 on Friday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 226,798 units at $642,434, compared to 238,314 units at $668,207 on Friday. 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 ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and none with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial gained 91 cents in closing at $20.02, with an exchange of  1,910 shares, AMG Packaging lost 9 cents in ending at $1.54, with 152 units clearing the market, CAC 2000 gained 50 cents to settle at $9, with investors swapping 1,000 units. Cargo Handlers advanced $1.25 to $7.60 in crossing the exchange with seven units, Caribbean Assurance Brokers lost 3 cents to close at $1.82 trading 18 stock units, Caribbean Cream rose 6 cents to $4.13 with the swapping of 500 shares. Caribbean Flavours rose 2 cents to $1.77, with 236,001 stocks changing hands, Caribbean Producers picked up 1 cent to end at $2.35, in trading 1,474 units, Derrimon Trading lost 20 cents exchanging 6,205 stock units at $2.50. Express Catering declined 23 cents to $3.51 while trading 6,570 units, Fontana gained 46 cents to finish at $5.26, after an exchange of 578,470 shares, General Accident lost 25 cents with 118,066 shares passing through the market to end at $6.20. GWest Corporation shed 19 cents to end at 70 cents, with 78,077 stock units changing hands, Honey Bun gained 1 cent to close at $4.81, in trading 18,840 shares, iCreate dipped 5 cents to 65 cents, with an exchange of 13,213 stock units. Lasco Distributors closed at $3.09, after gaining 8 cents in crossing the market with 57,600 shares, Lasco Financial lost 12 cents to end at $2.60 trading 5,000 units, Lasco Manufacturing added 8 cents to end at $4.05, with 1,565,343 shares passing through the market. Limners and Bards gained 3 cents to end at $2.45, trading 13,936 units, Mailpac Group lost 5 cents to close at $2.19, trading 452,407 shares, Medical Disposables rose 26 cents to $4.27, with 3,200 units changing hands. Paramount Trading gained 1 cent to end at  $1.49, after trading 17,089 stock units, Stationery and Office Supplies lost 25 cents to settle at $4.30, in exchanging 29,000 stock units and Tropical Battery picked up 1 cent to end at $1.21, with 288,661 shares crossing the exchange.

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

Gains carved out for junior market

The overall market value was slightly lower at the close of trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Friday than the previous week’s closing. The market inched higher after more stocks rose than declined with 15 percent fewer shares with a 224 percent higher value trading than Thursday.
Trading ended with an exchange of 32 securities compared to 30 on Thursday, with prices of 14 rising, 12 declining and six closing unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index gained 13.48 points to close at 2,532.35. The average PE Ratio ended at 12.2 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 12,631,994 shares for $33,900,773 compared to 3,786,740  units at $10,471,683 on Thursday. Derrimon Trading led trading with 75.5 percent of the total volume of 9.54 million shares, followed by Mailpac Group with 13.3 percent for 1.68 million shares and Elite Diagnostic with 3.2 percent or 400,000 shares.
Trading ended with an average of 394,750 units at $1,059,399  in contrast to 126,225 at $349,056 on Thursday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 238,314 units at $668,207 compared to 221,515 units at $626,199 on Thursday. 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 five stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging rose 3 cents to end at $1.63 with 19,547 shares trading, Blue Power advanced 16 cents to $3.46 with 40 stocks changing hands, Caribbean Assurance Brokers gained 9 cents to settle at $1.85 with a mere two stock units trading. Caribbean Cream rose 11 cents to $4.07 with an exchange of 27,304 stocks, Caribbean Flavours ended 5 cents higher at $1.75 with 32,929 stock units changing hands, Caribbean Producers increased by 3 cents to finish at $2.34 with 31,576 units trading. Consolidated Bakeries lost 4 cents to settle at $1.35 with 20,000 shares changing hands, Derrimon Trading climbed 23 cents to close at $2.70 with 9,538,037 shares passing through the market, Elite Diagnostic exchanged 400,000 shares and gained 5 cents to end at $3.10. Everything Fresh declined 7 cents, trading 6,000 shares to finish at 71 cents, Express Catering slipped 1 cent to $3.74 with a transfer of 17,003 units, Fontana dropped 17 cents to close at $4.80 with 17,727 units changing hands. Fosrich rose 2 cents to close at $3.70 with 67,870 stock units passing through the market, General Accident fell 5 cents to end at $6.45 in exchanging 42,379 stocks, Honey Bun lost 5 cents to finish at $4.80 with investors swapping 88,589 shares. Jamaican Teas shed 40 cents to settle at $5.50 with 128,722 stocks traded, Knutsford Express dipped 10 cents to $6.60 with 1,699 units changing hands, Lasco Financial rose 2 cents to end at $2.72 with 93,502 units passing through the market. Lasco Manufacturing climbed 12 cents to $3.97  with a transfer of 250 shares, Limners and Bards gained 2 cents to end at $2.42 with 57,677 stocks changing hands, Lumber Depot slipped 6 cents in an exchange of 177,201 units at $1.20. Mailpac Group traded 1,681,152 units and rose 4 cents to $2.24,  Medical Disposables dropped 29 cents to settle at $4.01 with 123 shares passing through the market,  Paramount Trading carved out a lost 2 cents to close at $1.48 with investors switching 10,900 stock units and tTech shed 30 cents to end at $5.45 with 7,315 stock units crossing the exchange.
In the preference segment, Derrimon Trading rose 3 cents to $2.08, with 844 units changing hands.

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

Steady trading for Junior Market

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Thursday, with the market just inching higher, as more stocks declined than rose and 85 percent fewer shares traded than on Wednesday when Lasco Manufacturing dominated trading with 88 percent of stocks traded.
Trading ended with 30 securities changing hands compared to 36 on Wednesday and ended with prices of 11 stocks rising, 13 declining and six with prices remaining unchanged.
The Junior Market Index eked out a modest gain of 0.25 points to settle at 2,518.87. The average PE Ratio ended at 12.3 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with 3,786,740 shares trading for $10,471,683 compared to 25,127,529 units at $95,287,962 on Wednesday. Mailpac Group led trading with 22.4 percent of total volume with an exchange of 849,384 shares, followed by Lasco Manufacturing with 21.4 percent or 808,966 units and AMG Packaging ended with 14 percent after trading 530,434 shares.
Trading ended with an average of 126,225 units at $349,056 in contrast to 697,987 at $2,646,888 on Wednesday. The average trade for the month to date ended with 221,515 units at $626,199, compared to 232,182 units at $657,223 on Wednesday. Trading in October concluded with an average of 230,868units at $535,509.
At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows nine stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial dropped 89 cents to finish at $19.11 with 16,000 shares changing hands, AMG Packaging traded 530,434 shares and gained 11 cents to end at $1.60, CAC 2000 shed $2.50 to settle at $8.50 with investors switching ownership of 28,182 stock units.  Caribbean Assurance Brokers gained 1 cent to end at $1.76 trading  71,961 stocks, Consolidated Bakeries lost 6 cents to finish at $1.39 with an exchange of 6,855 shares, Derrimon Trading added 16 cents to close at $2.47 with 47,639 stocks changing hands. Everything Fresh rose 1 cent to 78 cents with a transfer of 5,000 units, Express Catering slipped 1 cent, trading 1,000 shares to close at $3.75, Fontana gained 1 cent to finish at $4.97 with 7,862 units passing through the market. Fosrich dropped 21 cents to $3.68 with an exchange of 74,600 stocks, GWest Corporation increased 14 cents to settle at 89 cents with 15,000 shares changing hands, Honey Bun rose 1 cent to close at $4.85 with 25,967 stocks traded. iCreate gained 5 cents to finish at 70 cents with investors swapping 2,104 shares, Indies Pharma added 2 cents to end at $2.82 with 25,000 units changing hands, Jamaican Teas lost 5 cents to settle at $5.90 with 138,407 stocks passing through the market. Lasco Financial increased by 5 cents to close at $2.70 with 62,295 shares changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing traded 808,966 units and shed 15 cents to finish at $3.85, Limners and Bards fell 15 cents to end at $2.40 with 153,442 stock units traded. Lumber Depot settled 1 cent higher at $1.26 with a transfer of 164,077 units, Mailpac Group fell 1 cent to $2.20 after 849,384 shares passed through the market, Main Event dipped 1 cent to finish at $2.99 with 3,750 shares changing hands. Paramount Trading dropped 8 cents to end at $1.50 with investors switching ownership of 1,500 stock units, Tropical Battery declined 4 cents to $1.20 with 252,423 stock units traded and Ttech jumped 75 cents to close at $5.75 with 1,732 stocks crossing the exchange.

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

Trading picks upon Junior Market

Stocks slipped moderately on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange at the close on Monday, with more stocks falling than rising, with slightly more shares changing hands than on Friday.
Trading ended with 35 securities changing hands, the same as on Friday and closed with the prices of 13 rising, 15 declining and seven remained unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index fell 8.64 points to 2,530.39. The average PE Ratio ends at 11.4 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Trading resulted in an exchange of 3,834,464 shares for $9,292,519 compared to 3,359,001 units at $7,739,063 on Friday. Tropical Battery led trading with 19.6 percent of total volume, with 749,717 shares, followed by Lumber Depot 12.7 percent with 485,198 units and Mailpac Group with 10 percent or 382,834 shares.
Trading ended with an average of 109,556 units at $265,501 in contrast to 95,971 at $221,116 on Friday. For the month to date, the average trade ended in an exchange of 130,874 units at $288,205, compared to 135,342 units at $292,963 on Friday. 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 shows two stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and six with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial gained 50 cents to end at $21.50, after exchanging 6,000 shares, AMG Packaging picked up 16 cents to close at $1.62, in trading 28,426 stock units, Cargo Handlers lost 51 cents to settle at $7.24, with 100 units changing hands. Caribbean Cream rose 40 cents in closing at $4.49, with the swapping of 50,005 shares, Caribbean Flavours gained 7 cents to close at $1.80, in exchanging 125,666 stock units, Caribbean Producers ended 4 cents higher at $2.34, with investors swapping 4,500 units. Derrimon Trading lost 1 cent to close at $2.44, after trading 11,400 shares, Elite Diagnostic shed 18 cents to end at $3.10,  in exchanging 30,832 stock units, Everything Fresh finished at 72 cents, with a loss of 2 cents in the transfer of 185,411 shares. Express Catering lost 3 cents to settle at $3.74, in crossing the market with 21 units, Fontana was down 1 cent in closing at $4.71, with an exchange of 128,289 stock units, Fosrich lost 17 cents to end at $3.52 trading 9,075 shares. Honey Bun gained 5 cents to settle at $4.85, with 310,079 units changing hands, iCreate lost 2 cents to settle at 67 cents, with investors swapping 100 stock units, Indies Pharma settled at $2.58, after losing 2 cents and exchanging 62,450 shares. Iron Rock Insurance gained 20 cents to close at $3.20 trading 20,000 units, ISP Finance declined by $1.45 to $21, after exchanging 50 stocks, Jamaican Teas fell 18 cents to $5.22, with the trading of 305,152 shares. Jetcon Corporation added 10 cents to end at 85 cents after trading 201 units, Lasco Distributors lost 1 cent to close at $3.14 with the trading of 112,895 shares, Lasco Financial rose 13 cents to $2.73, with an exchange of 224,994 stock units. Lasco Manufacturing closed 23 cents higher to $3.98 in trading 145,776 shares, Lumber Depot gained 2 cents to close at $1.29 after exchanging 485,198 stock units, Medical Disposables advanced 3 cents to $4.28 after trading 20,000 shares. Paramount Trading shed 9 cents to end at $1.51, in exchanging 1,500 units, Stationery and Office Supplies lost 1 cent in closing at $4.54, with 34,000 shares changing hands, Tropical Battery gained 4 cents to close at $1.25, in exchanging  749,717 shares and tTech dropped $1.70 to $5 trading 16,032 stock units.

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

Big gain for Junior Market Index

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed higher on Friday, despite more stocks falling than rising as investors traded 80 percent more shares carrying 91 percent more value than on Thursday.
Trading ended with 35 securities changing hands, up from 34 on  Thursday and finished with 13 stocks rising, the prices of 15 declining and seven with prices remaining unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index carved out a gain of 29.75 points to settle at 2,539.03. The average PE Ratio ended at 11.4 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Trading closed with 3,359,001 shares for $7,739,063 versus 1,860,954 units at $4,046,985 on Thursday. Mailpac Group led trading with 20.6 percent of total volume with a transfer of 690,324 shares, followed by Tropical Battery with 17.9 percent for 601,792 stock units and Limners and Bards with 11 percent market share for 369,298 units.
Trading ended with an average of 95,971 units at $221,116 compared to 54,734 at $119,029 on Thursday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 135,342 units at  $292,963, compared to 145,781 units at $312,014on Thursday. October closed with an average of 230,868 units trading at $535,509.
At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows three stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and five with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging lost 13 cents to settle at $1.46 with 84,210 shares changing hands, Blue Power gained 22 cents to end at $3.47, trading 2,020 shares, Cargo Handlers jumped $1.45 to finish at $7.75 with an exchange of just five stock units. Caribbean Assurance Brokers closed 7 cents lower at $1.83 with 7,702 stocks passing through the market, Caribbean Cream dropped 61 cents to settle at $4.09 with a transfer of 49,376 stocks, Caribbean Flavours advanced 17 cents to end at $1.73 with an exchange of 22,908 stocks. Derrimon Trading rose 5 cents to finish at  $2.45 with 10,150 stocks passing through the market, Dolphin Cove gained 1 cent and closed at $7 after and trading 437 shares, Everything Fresh slipped 1 cent to 74 cents with investors switching ownership of 52,621 stock units. Express Catering climbed 47 cents to end at $3.77 with 33 shares changing hands, Fosrich fell 24 cents to end at $3.69 with an exchange of 13,800 units, General Accident advanced 30 cents to finish at $6.50 with 15,826 shares passing through the market. GWest Corporation lost 1 cent to settle at 88 cents with 100 shares traded,  Indies Pharma gained 10 cents to close at $2.60 in the transfer of 16,575 stocks, Iron Rock Insurance dropped 20 cents to end at $3 with 17,544 stock units changing hands. Jetcon Corporation dipped 5 cents to finish at 75 cents after exchanging 74,587 stocks, Knutsford Express fell 11 cents to $6.69 with 329 shares passing through the market, Lasco Distributors increased 1 cent to close at $3.15 trading of 67,623 stock units. Lasco Financial lost 10 cents to end at $2.60 with 344,300 stock units changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing rose 5 cents to finish at $3.75 with a transfer of 17,883 shares, Limners and Bards dipped 1 cent and exchanged 369,298 stocks to settle at $2.50. Lumber Depot slipped 3 cents to close at $1.27 with 142,641 stock units passing through the market, Mailpac Group gained 1 cent, trading 690,324 shares to end at $2, Main Event fell 1 cent to finish at $2.99 with 1,000 stocks changing hands. Paramount Trading shed 30 cents to settle at $1.60 with investors transferring 97,894 stocks, Tropical Battery lost 3 cents to close at $1.21 with 601,792 shares traded and tTech jumped $2.60 to end at $6.70 with 40 units crossing the exchange.
In the preference segment, CAC 2000 rose 2 cents to finish at 99 cents, with 3,218 stocks changing hands.

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

More Junior Market slippage on Thursday

The majority of stock prices declined on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Thursday, leaving the market index with a fall of 15.15 points to settle at 2,509.28 after investors traded 39 percent fewer shares than on Wednesday.
The number of securities trading remained the same as on Wednesday with 34 stocks changing hands and ended with the prices of 10 stocks rising, the prices of 17 declining and seven with prices remaining unchanged.
At the close, the PE Ratio closed with an average of 11.3 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 1,860,954 shares for $4,046,985 compared to 3,035,084 units at $7,617,641 on Wednesday. Lumber Depot led trading with 32.6 percent of total volume as investors transferred 605,780 shares, Mailpac Group followed with 13.3 percent or 247,920 units and SSL Venture 9.8 percent, with 183,012 shares.
Trading ended with an average of 54,734 units at $119,029 in contrast to 89,267 at $224,048 on Wednesday. For November to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 145,781 units at $312,014, compared to 177,369 units at $378,968 on Wednesday. Trading in October finished 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 four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and five with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial dropped $1 to $21 with an exchange of just 10 units, AMG Packaging slipped 1 cent to $1.59 with investors trading 22,586 units, Blue Power rose 15 cents to $3.25 with 3,150 shares changing hands. Caribbean Assurance Brokers gained 10 cents to close at $1.90 trading 885 units, Caribbean Flavours lost 19 cents to finish at $1.56 with 9,262 stock units changing hands, Caribbean Producers gained 5 cents to settle at $2.30 with an exchange of 62,137 units. Consolidated Bakeries fell 3 cents to $1.40 with investors switching 459 stocks, Derrimon Trading closed 5 cents lower at $2.40 with 30,843 stock units passing through the market, Express Catering shed 56 cents to finish at $3.30 trading 3,545 stock units. Fosrich climbed 28 cents and exchanged 12,355 stocks to end at $3.93, General Accident shed  30 cents to settle at $6.20 with a transfer of 4,620 units, Honey Bun fell 5 cents to close at $4.80 with 23,369 stocks passing through the market. iCreate rose 3 cents and traded 74 shares to finish at 69 cents, Indies Pharma dropped 20 cents to $2.50 in exchanging 40,548 stock units, Iron Rock Insurance rose 32 cents to $3.20 with the ownership of 43,584 stock units switching.
ISP Finance dipped 5 cents to close at $22.45 trading 97 units, Jamaican Teas gained 17 cents to finish at $5.40 with 41,049 stocks changing hands, Lasco Distributors slipped 1 cent to $3.14 with the trading of 13,879 stocks. Lasco Financial increased 10 cents to end at $2.70 with a transfer of 147,160 units, Lasco Manufacturing rose 1 cent to $3.70 with 14,280 shares passing through the market, Limners and Bards lost 4 cents to close at $2.51 with 21,043 shares changing hands. Lumber Depot fell 11 cents to $1.30 and exchanged 605,780 shares, Mailpac Group lost 1 cent to end at $1.99 with 247,920 stock units traded, Medical Disposables dropped 40 cents to settle at $4.25 with investors switching ownership of 18,824 shares. SSL Venture Capital declined 12 cents to close at 55 cents with 183,012 units passing through the market, Tropical Battery rose 2 cents to finish at $1.24 with 123,750 shares changing hands and tTech shed $1.40 to close at $4.10 with 9,500 stock units crossing the exchange.

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

Junior Market starts November with gains

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Monday with 24 percent fewer shares and 62 percent less value traded than on Friday, resulting in the market index closing higher for the start of November, unlike September and October when it fell.
Trading ended with 36 securities changing hands compared to 35 on Friday and closed with the prices of 15 stocks rising, 18 declining and three remaining unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index carved out a gain of 24.91 points to settle at 2,495.15. The PE Ratio of the market averaged 11.3 based on the ICInsider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 7,309,294 shares for $12,576,887  compared to 9,578,656 units at $33,012,754 on Friday. Lumber Depot led trading with 58 percent of total volume for 4.24 million shares, followed by Lasco Financial with 15.4 percent as 1.13 million units traded and Tropical Battery with 6.7 percent or 489,722 shares.
Trading ended with an average of 203,036 units at $349,358 in contrast to 273,676 at $943,222 on Friday. Trading in October resulted in 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 three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial dropped $7.24 to end at $19, with an exchange of 5,604 units, AMG Packaging lost 12 cents to close at $1.60 trading 149,249 shares, Caribbean Assurance Brokers gained 14 cents in crossing the exchange with 10,100 stock units to settle at $1.94. Caribbean Cream shed 70 cents in closing at $4, with 86,153 shares changing hands, Caribbean Flavours lost 3 cents to finish at $1.68, in exchanging 720 units, Caribbean Producers ended at $2.30, after losing 1 cent trading 23,476 shares. Derrimon Trading slipped 5 cents to  $2.50,  in exchanging 31,574 stock units, Dolphin Cove gained 87 cents to close at $6.99, with 800 units changing hands, Elite Diagnostic carved out a gain of 18 cents in closing at $3.28, after crossing the exchange with 500 units. Everything Fresh closed at 74 cents, with a loss of 4 cents after investors switched ownership of  213,195 shares, Express Catering lost 20 cents ending at $3.30, in crossing the market with 21,115 stock units, Fontana gained 1 cent to end at $5 trading 95,477 shares Fosrich shed 15 cents to settle at $3.35, in exchanging 6,238 units, General Accident gained 2 cents to finish at $6.02, with investors switching ownership of 4,258 units, Honey Bun rose to $4.85, with gains of 11 cents after exchanging 41,800 shares. iCreate lost 1 cent trading 30,160 stock units and closed at 69 cents, Iron Rock Insurance lost 1 cent in closing at $2.50, with 38,994 stock units changing hands, Jamaican Teas rose 5 cents to settle at $5.05 trading 162,161 shares. Jetcon Corporation lost 7 cents to close at 80 cents, after an exchange of 200 units, Knutsford Express gained 55 cents in closing at $6.85, in trading 1,100 units, Lasco Financial rose 33 cents to $2.39, in trading 1,126,688 shares, following release of half-year results, showing a strong rise in profit in the second quarter. Lasco Manufacturing gained 33 cents to end at $3.69, with an exchange of 19,150 units, Limners and Bards lost 16 cents to close at $2.52, in trading 71,289 shares, Lumber Depot rose to $1.30, with gains of 13 cents in a transfer of 4,240,914 shares. Mailpac Group lost 1 cent to close at $1.98, trading 239,291 shares, Main Event shed 4 cents to end at $2.98, with 2,500 units passing through the market, Medical Disposables slipped 8 cents to close at $4.67, with investors swapping 1,000 units. Paramount Trading gained 22 cents to settle at $1.90, in an exchange of 100 units, SSL Venture ended at 59 cents, after gaining 4 cents with investors swapping 9,943 units, Stationery and Office Supplies closed 30 cents higher at $4.80, with 3,482 units changing hands. Tropical Battery shed 11 cents to settle at $1.16, in clearing the market with 489,722 shares and tTech gained 50 cents in closing at $5.50 and crossing the exchange with 43,402 stock units.

In the preference segment of the market, CAC 2000 9.5% preference share lost 2 cents to close at 97 cents, with 44,519 shares passing through the market.

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