Junior Market trading picks up – Monday

Trading picked up on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Monday, ending in an exchange of 3,646,013 shares valued at $12,828,763, compared to 2,437,146 units valued at $10,799,411 on Friday,
At the close of trading, 26 securities changed hands, compared with 22 on Friday. The market index rose 11.60 points to close at 3,074.30 as the prices of 8 securities rose, 9 declined and 9 remained unchanged.
Trading ended with an average of 140,231 units for an average of $493,414 in contrast to 110,779 units for an average of $490,882 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 193,454 shares valued at $813,227 compared to 198,598 shares valued at $844,138 on the previous day. In contrast, February closed with average of 235,225 units valued at $679,790 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.
At the close of the market, Access Financial closed at $48, trading 100 shares, Cargo Handlers settled at $12.54, with an exchange of 500 shares, Caribbean Cream ended trading of 301,303 shares after rising 68 cents to close at $5.95. Caribbean Producers lost 15 cents and finished trading 3,400 units at $4.45, Derrimon Trading gained 32 cents to close at $2.75, with 11,000 shares changing hands. Elite Diagnostic settled at $3.20, with an exchange of 47,491 units, Everything fresh finished with a loss of 9 cents at $1.51, with 55,051 stock units trading, Express Catering ended trading of 137,884s hares with a rise of 10 cents at $8, FosRich Group traded 113,135 shares with a loss of 19 cents to end at $3.81. Fontana finished trading 142,292 shares after rising 6 cents higher to $4, GWest Corporation ended with a loss of 5 cents at $1.75, with an exchange of 94,695 units, Honey Bun concluded trading with 65,000 shares and rose 2 cents to end $3.82. iCreate closed at $1.01, with an exchange of 205,264 shares, Indies Pharma finished with a loss of 5 cents at $3.03, trading 1,720,134 shares, Iron Rock settled 10 cents higher at $3.10, in swapping 17,364 shares, ISP Finance ended trading of 1,000 stock units at $15.50.  Jetcon Corporation  traded 1,950 shares with a loss of 30 cents to close at $2.80, Knutsford Express concluded trading 15,643 stock units at $12.50,  Lasco Distributors  finished with a loss of 9 cents at $3.80, with an exchange of 14,485 units, Lasco Financial  settled 5 cents higher at $4.50, with 3,139 shares changing hands. Lasco Manufacturing  ended trading with 590,096 shares with a loss of 7 cents at $3.13, Medical Disposables  finished trading with 50,000 stock units, at $6.60, Stationery and Office closed trading with 4,238 shares at $7.47 and tTech settled at $5.50, with 23,949 stock units changing hands. In the junior market preference segment, CAC 2000 9.5% closed 15 cents higher at $1.15, in trading 6,400 shares.

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

Falling stocks dominate Junior Market

Junior Market stock trading.

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Friday, ended with an exchange of 2,437,146 units valued at $10,799,411 down from 8,679,414 units valued at $30,344,251 on Thursday, with a 2 to 1 decline to advance ratio of stocks.
At the close of trading, just 22 securities changed hands, compared with 29 securities on Thursday. The Junior Market index fell 28.52 points to close at 3,062.70 as the prices of 7 securities rose, 12 declined and 3 remained unchanged.
Trading ended with an average of 110,779 units at $490,882 for each security trading, in contrast to 299,290 units for an average of $1,046,353 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 198,598 shares valued at $844,138 compared to 206,420 shares valued at $875,602 on the previous day. In contrast, February closed with average of 235,225 units valued at $679,790 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 10 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended 7 cents higher at $2.07 with 7,000 stock units changing hands, Blue Power traded 10,600 units with a loss of 5 cents to close at $4.60, Cargo Handlers settled with a loss of 4 cents at $12.54, with an exchange of 200 shares. Caribbean Producers finished trading 55,000 units at $4.60, Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 35 cents at $2.52, with 322,500 shares changing hands. Elite Diagnostic settled with a loss of 5 cents at $3.20, with an exchange of 99,575 units, Express Catering ended trading of 285,463 shares with a loss of 10 cents at $7.90, FosRich Group exchanged 59,700 shares at $4, Fontana finished trading 707,485 shares with a loss of 12 cents to end at $3.94. General Accident closed 1 cent higher at $4.51, with 26,700 stock units changing hands, Honey Bun concluded trading of 7,437 shares with a loss of 5 cents to close at $3.80,  ICreate gained 3 cents to close at 98 cents, in trading 42,305 shares, at the close there was buying interest for 641,501 shares at 98 cents, Indies Pharma finished 7 cents higher at $3.08, with an exchange of 21,870 shares. Jamaican Teas traded 72,000 units with a loss of 30 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $3.50. Knutsford Express  concluded trading of 3,500 stock units with a loss of 20 cents at $12.50,  Lasco Distributors  finished with a loss of 11 cents at $3.89, with 59,000 units changing hands, Lasco Financial  settled 4 cents higher at $4.45, with an exchange of 235,500 shares, Lasco Manufacturing  traded with 10,707 shares and rose 14 cents to $3.20. Medical Disposables  finished trading with a loss of 90 cents at $6.60, with an exchange of 26,962 stock units, Paramount Trading closed with a loss of 1 cent at $2.10, with 8,000 units crossing the exchange platform. Stationery and Office  concluded trading of 12,999 shares for a rise of 22 cents at $7.47 and tTech settled at $5.50, with 336,063 stock units changing hands.

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

Gains for Junior Market – Thursday

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange climbed sharply on Thursday with 8,679,414 units valued at $30,344,251 crossing the exchange, compared to 17,755,553 units valued at $89,888,819 exchanged on Wednesday.
At the close of trading 29 securities changed hands, compared with 27 on Wednesday. The Junior Market index climbed 21.14 points to close at 3,091.22 as the prices of 12 securities rose, 9 declined and 8 remained unchanged.
Trading ended with an average of 299,290 units for an average of $1,046,353 in contrast to 657,613 units for an average of $3,329,215 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 206,420 shares valued at $875,602 compared to 194,026 shares valued at $852,887 on the previous day. In contrast, February closed with average of 235,225 units valued at $679,790 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
At the close of trading, Access Financial closed at $48, in trading 650 shares, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 1 cent at $2, with 686,844 stock units changing hands, Blue Power concluded trading with 100 units after a loss of 35 cents to end at $4.65. Cargo Handlers settled with a loss of 7 cents at $12.58, with an exchange of 500 shares, Caribbean Flavours dropped $1.05 to close at $16.95 in trading 82,000 stock units, Caribbean Producers finished trading at $4.60, with 7,261 units changing hands. Derrimon Trading ended at $2.87, with an exchange of 30,950 shares, Everything Fresh finished 10 cents higher at $1.60, trading 7,000 stock units, Elite Diagnostic settled at $3.25, with 21,494 units trading. Express Catering ended trading 50 cents higher at $8, with 570,123 shares, FosRich Group traded with a loss of 16 cents at $4, with 75,479 shares, Fontana finished trading 130,851 shares at $4.06, General Accident closed 55 cents higher at $4.50, while exchanging 180,624 stock units. GWest Corporation gained 5 cents in closing at $1.80, trading 13,717 units, Honey Bun concluded trading of 12,800 shares at $3.85, ICreate gained 3 cents to close at 98 cents, in trading 42,305 shares, Indies Pharma finished with a loss of 10 cents at $3.01,with 475,330 shares changing hands. ISP Finance ended trading 500 stock units and rose $2 to close at $15.50, Jamaican Teas traded 72,300 units and rose 5 cents higher to $3.80,  KLE Group ended at $2.80, with 8,689 shares changing hands, Knutsford Express  concluded trading with 150 stock units and lost 10 cents to end at $12.70.  Lasco Distributors  finished 30 cents higher at $4, with an exchange of 10,150 units, Lasco Financial  settled 1 cent higher at $4.41, with 10,400 shares trading, Lasco Manufacturing  ended trading 6,167,975 shares after rising 6 cents to $3.06, Main Event  traded 55 cents higher at $5.80, with 1,229 shares changing hands. Medical Disposables  finished trading 43,371 stock units and rose 50 cents to $7.50,  SSL Venture Capital ended at $1.70, with just 2,500 shares passing through the exchange, Stationery and Office  concluded trading 23,924 shares with a loss of 22 cents in closing at $7.25 and Sweet River finished with a loss of 50 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ low of at $3, with 198 shares changing hands.

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

Junior Market steady – Tuesday

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Junior Market stock trading.

Stocks slips slightly in trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Tuesday, leading to a slippage of the market index by 1.99 points to 3,092.47 as declining stocks edged out advancers.
Twenty seven (27) securities changed hands, compared with the same number on Monday. At the close of trading, prices of 10 securities rose, 12 fell and 5 remained unchanged.
The market closed with 2,988,737 units valued at $$11,616,949 compared to 1,429,394 units valued $5,552,802 being exchanged on Monday.
Trading ended with an average of 110,694 units for an average of $430,257 in contrast to 52,941 units for an average of $205,659 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 128,493 shares valued at $502,830 compared to 131,423 shares valued at $514,778 on the previous day. In contrast, February closed with average of 235,225 units valued at $679,790 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 6 with lower offers.
At the close of trading, Access Financial fell $1 to close at $48, with 440 shares changing hands, AMG Packaging ended with 98,650 stock units trading and lost 15 cents to close at $2.10, Cargo Handlers settled at $12.65, with an exchange of 2,000 shares, Caribbean Producers finished trading 46,928 units and rose 1 cent higher to $4.51. Consolidated Bakeries closed at $2, with the trading of 3,000 shares, Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 9 cents at $2.80, with an exchange of 68,000 shares, Everything Fresh  finished with a loss of 5 cents at $1.45, as 139,500 stock units traded, Elite Diagnostic settled 5 cents higher at $3.25, with 35,055 units passing through the market. Express Catering ended trading with 229,963 shares after a loss of 9 cents in closing at $7.90, FosRich Group traded 28,691 shares and rose 5 cents to $4.25, Fontana finished trading with 999,692 shares as the price slipped 10 cents to $4,  Honey Bun closed 13 cents higher at $3.85, in exchanging 500 shares. ICreate rose 5 cents to close at 99 cents, in trading 49,810 shares, Indies Pharma finished 16 cents higher at $3.16, with 108,168 shares changing hands. Jamaican Teas traded 5 cents higher at $3.80, with 53,685 units crossing through the exchange butt traded at a 52 weeks’ intraday low of $3.60. Jetcon Corporation  finished trading 3,741 shares at $2.77,  Knutsford Express concluded trading of 915 stock units with a loss of 10 cents at $12.80,  Lasco Distributors  finished 6 cents higher at $3.76, while trading 61,941 units, Lasco Financial settled at $4.40, with an exchange of 219,416 shares, Lasco Manufacturing  ended trading of 277,959 shares, 5 cents higher at $3.10.  Main Event  closed with a loss of 55 cents at $5.25, with 2,491 shares traded, Medical Disposables  finished trading with 2,100 stock units 50 cents higher at $7,  Paramount Trading  closed with a loss of 29 cents at $2.11, with 114,522 units changing hands, SSL Venture Capital lost 4 cents at $1.66, with 70,000 shares trading, Stationery and Office  concluded trading of 17,200 shares at $7.50 and tTech settled with a loss of 50 cents at $5.50, with 207,650 stock units trading. In the junior market preference segment, Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 10 cents at $2, trading 146,720 stock units.

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

Nice bounce for Junior Market – Monday

Fontana ended at a new closing high as selling pressure eases.

Stocks made strong gains in trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Monday, breaking four consecutive days of decline last week. The 2 to 1 positive advance decline ratio pushed the market index up 31.38 points to 3,094.46.
Twenty seven (27) securities changed hands, compared with 31 securities on Friday. At the close of trading the prices of 15 securities rose, 7 fell and 5 remained unchanged. FosRich Group ended at new closing high as well as Fontana that closed with very limited stocks on offer below $5.50, as demand for it has picked up.
The market closed with 1,429,394 units valued $5,552,802 being exchanged, compared to 3,286,973 shares valued at $12,890,201 on Friday.
Trading ended with an average of 52,941 units for an average of $205,659 in contrast to 106,031 units for an average of $415,813 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 131,423 shares valued at $514,778 compared to 146,891 shares valued at $575,700 on the previous day. In contrast, February closed with average of 235,225 units valued at $679,790 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 2 with lower offers.
At the close of trading, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 4 cents at $2.25, with 114,379 stock units changing hands, Caribbean Cream ended trading of 251 shares at $5.25, Caribbean Flavours dropped $1.54 to close at $16.95 after trading 2,000 stock units, Caribbean Producers finished trading 3 cents higher at $4.50, with 26,300 units changing hands. Derrimon Trading ended 9 cents higher at $2.89, with 21,600 shares switching ownership. Dolphin Cove jumped $1.76 higher to $13.36, with an exchange of 100 shares, Everything Fresh finished with a loss of 15 cents at $1.50, in trading 24,000 stock units, Elite Diagnostic settled at $3.20, with 126,553 units, Express Catering ended trading with a loss of 31 cents at $7.99, with 5,318 shares. FosRich Group gained 20 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $4.20, trading 62,102 shares, Fontana finished trading of 307,794 shares and rose 10 cents to end at an all-time closing high of $4.10. General Accident closed 15 cents higher, at $4.50, with 121,000 stock units changing hands, GWest Corporation ended at $1.75, with an exchange of 6,172 units, Honey Bun concluded trading of 33,352 shares for 2 cents higher at $3.72. ICreate rose 1 cent to close at 94 cents, trading 66,000 shares.  Indies Pharma gained 25 cents to end at $3, with 119,744 shares trading, Jamaican Teas traded 56,495 units with a loss of 5 cents at $3.75,  Jetcon Corporation  closed 5 cents higher at $2.77, trading 6,460 shares. Knutsford Express  jumped 90 cents higher to $12.90, with 37,592 stock units changing hands, Lasco Distributors  closed at $3.70, with an exchange of 14,587 units, Lasco Financial settled with a loss of 19 cents at $4.40, in exchanging 153,968 shares. Main Event  traded 25,212 shares for an 80 cents hike to $5.80, Medical Disposables  finished with a loss of 50 cents at $6.50, with 14,000 stock units changing hands, Paramount Trading  closed 36 cents higher at $2.40, with an exchange of 1,283 units. SSL Venture Capital ended at $1.70, trading 44,732 shares, Stationery and Office concluded trading of 5,400 shares, after rising of 50 cents to $7.50 and tTech settled 50 cents higher at $6, with 33,000 stock units changing hands.

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

17 Junior Market stocks fall on Monday

Fontana finished the trading of 3.7 million shares to end at a record close of $4.01.

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended trading on Monday with 29 securities changing hands, compared with 26 securities trading on Friday and ending with the prices of 8 securities advancing, 17 declining and 4 remaining unchanged.
Market activities led to the Junior Market index dropping 23.96 points to close at 3,119.82 as of 6,546,471 units valued at $26,108,684 were exchanged, compared to 3,598,159 units valued at $16,062,046 on Friday.
Trading ended with an average of 225,740 units for an average of $900,299 in contrast to 138,391 units for an average of $617,771 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 184,448 valued at $766,741. In contrast, February closed with average of 235,225 units valued at $679,790 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
At the close of trading, Access Financial exchanged 200 shares to close at $53, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 18 cents at $2.31, with an exchange of 18,331 stock units, Blue Power concluded trading of 11,150 units with a loss of 8 cents to close at $4.85. Cargo Handlers settled with a loss of 20 cents at $13, with 7,500 shares trading, Caribbean Cream ended trading of 4,500 shares, for 8 cents higher at $5.20, Caribbean Producers traded 44,000 units, with a loss of 10 cents in closing at $4.50, Derrimon Trading ended 10 cents higher at $2.70, with 90,990 shares changing hands. Dolphin Cove concluded trading of 77,298 shares, with a loss of 50 cents to end at $13.50, Everything Fresh finished 2 cents higher at $1.52, trading 38,000 stock units. Elite Diagnostic rose 10 cents to $3.30, with the trading of 16,229 units, Express Catering ended trading with 16,120 shares after rising 39 cents higher to close at $7.85, FosRich Group traded 120,668 shares, with a loss of 20 cents at $3.80. Fontana finished the trading of 3,702,697 shares and rose 5 cents to end at a record close of $4.01, General Accident closed at $4.50, with 32,665 stock units crossing the exchange trading platform, Honey Bun ended trading 12,744 shares with a loss of 1 cent at $3.80, ICreate swapped 60,985 and rose 1 cent to close at $1.01. Indies Pharma lost 14 cents to close at $3, with 78,934 shares changing hands, Iron Rock settled with the trading 30,000 shares at $3.50, Jamaican Teas  lost 24 cents to close at $4, with trading 14,090 units, Jetcon Corporation  finished trading with 26,734 shares but lost 20 cents to close at $3.10.  Knutsford Express  concluded exchanging 2,670 stock units, with a loss of 87 cents to end at $12,  Lasco Distributors  finished with a loss of 9 cents at $3.70, with 985,338 units changing hands. Lasco Financial  settled 60 cents higher at $5, with an exchange of 659,332 shares, Lasco Manufacturing  ended trading with 257,520 shares after declining 24 cents at $3,  Main Event traded 7,286 shares at $5.40,  Medical Disposables  swapped 18,300 stock units with a loss of 5 cents at $6.55. Paramount Trading closed with a loss of 4 cents at $2.04, with 211,090 units changing hands, Stationery and Office Supplies concluded trading of 1,000 shares with a loss of 10 cents, at $8.40 and tTech settled with a loss of 70 cents at $5.50, with and exchange of 100 stock units.

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

Falling stocks dominate Junior Market – Friday

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended trading on Friday with 26 securities changing hands, compared with 25 securities trading on Thursday and ending with the prices of 6 securities advancing, 13 declining and 6 remaining unchanged.
At the close of market activities, 3,598,159 units valued at $16,062,044 changed hands, compared to 10,156,220 units valued at $31,853,419 on Thursday. Trading ended with an average of 138,391 units for an average of $617,771 in contrast to 406,249 units for an average of $1,274,137 on Thursday. In contrast, February closed with average of 235,225 units valued at $679,790 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 5 with lower offers.
At the close of the trading, Access Financial closed $3 higher to $53, with 6,150 shares trading, AMG Packaging closed 9 cents higher at $2.49, with 18,125 stock units changing hands, Blue Power concluded trading of 21,298 units at $4.93, CAC 2000 finished trading with a loss of 10 cents at $12.40, with an exchange of 2,500 shares. Caribbean Flavours lost $1.51, exchanging 44,483 stock units, at $18.49, Caribbean Producers finished trading 15,692 units at $4.60, Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 10 cents at $2.60, trading 277,652 shares, Everything Fresh finished with a loss of 15 cents at $1.50, with an exchange of 79,794 stock units. Elite Diagnostic settled at $3.20, with an exchange of 35,968 units, Express Catering ended trading of 583,562 shares, with a loss of 39 cents at $7.46, FosRich Group traded 66,355 shares to close at $4, Fontana finished trading with a loss of 2 cents at $3.96, with 164,513 shares changing hands. General Accident closed at $4.50, with 561,039 exchanging stock units, Honey Bun concluded trading 1,143,609 shares 1 cent higher at $3.81, ICreate swapped 275,417 and lost 2 cents to close at all-time low of $1. Indies Pharma finished 14 cents higher at $3.14, trading 36,886 shares, Iron Rock settled at $3.50, with an exchange of 27,500 shares, Jamaican Teas  traded 58,475 units with a loss of 26 cents to end at $4.24. Jetcon Corporation  finished trading 3,768 shares and rose 20 cents to $3.30,  Lasco Distributors  finished with a loss of 1 cent at $3.79, with 28,381 units changing hands, Lasco Financial settled with a loss of 20 cents at $4.40, with 4,261 shares crossing the trading platform. Lasco Manufacturing  ended trading 54,369 shares, with a loss of 1 cent to close at $3.24,  Main Event  traded 3,080 shares with a loss of 10 cents to end at $5.40,  Medical Disposables  finished with a loss of 20 cents at $6.60, trading 8,700 stock units and tTech settled 70 cents higher at $6.20, with just 200 stock units trading. In the junior market preference segment, Derrimon Trading preference share ended at $2.10, with 76,382 stock units changing hands.

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

Strong Junior Market index move – Monday

Jamaican Teas was the leading trade with 4.5 million shares on Monday.

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended with on Monday with the Index climbing 38.36 points to close at
3,166.23 as the prices of 11 securities rose, 11 fell and 9 remained unchanged.

ICreate was listed on Monday and traded to close at a 52 weeks’ high, of $1.09. The stock was sold to the public in an IPO at $1.01 in late January.
Trading ended with 31 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 6,329,310 units valued at $24,906,240 compared to 2,862,529 units valued at $11,545,436 from 28 securities changing hands on Friday.
The average was 204,171 units for $803,427, in contrast to 102,233
units for an average of $412,337 on Friday. The average volume and value
for the month to date amounts to units 238,595 valued at $668,712 and
previously 241,136 valued at $658,769. In contrast, January closed with average of 2,245,428 units with a value of $7,372,574 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 3 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
At the close of the trading, Access Financial closed $4 higher at $53, trading 1,469 shares, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 4 cents at $2.45, with an exchange of 5,500 stock units, Blue Power concluded trading of 2,000 units and rose 4 cents to close at $4.98,  Cargo Handlers settled at $14,with 3,950 shares changing hands. Caribbean Cream ended trading of 415 shares after a 5 cents rise to $5.37, Caribbean Producers traded 100,000 units with the price moving 10 cents higher to $4.60, Consolidated Bakeries closed at $1.80, with 10,000 shares changing hands, Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 5 cents at $2.90, with an exchange of 266,310 shares. Dolphin Cove climbed 95 cents higher to $14.95 in trading 15,000 shares,  Everything Fresh  finished with a loss of 9 cents at $1.65, with an exchange of 44,519 stock units, Express Catering  ended trading 17,000 shares with a loss of 3 cents  at $7.46, FosRich Group traded 7,484 shares, at $4. Fontana lost 4 cents to close at $3.91, in exchanging 913,786 shares.General Accident closed at $4, with 5,575 stock units trading, GWest Corporation ended 5 cents higher at $1.80, with an exchange of 10,000 units, Honey Bun concluded trading of 11,200 shares, with a loss of 18 cents at $3.80, Indies Pharma finished with a loss of 21 cents at $2.70, trading 25,735 shares. Iron Rock settled with a loss of 5 cents at $3.50, with 39,030 shares changing hands, Jamaican Teas traded 4,523,710 shares, but lost 10 cents to close at $3.85,  Jetcon Corporation  finished trading 4,015 shares, at $3,  Knutsford Express  concluded trading with a loss of 10 cents at $12.90, with 10,948 stock units passing through the market. Lasco Distributors finished 5 cents higher at $3.80, in exchanging 33,333 units, Lasco Financial settled at $4.80, trading 4,000 shares, Lasco Manufacturing ended trading with 3,162 shares at $3.27,  Main Event traded 80 cents higher at $5.80, with 6,657 shares crossing the stock exchange platform. Medical Disposables jumped 99 cents and finished trading 65,774 stock units at $6.49,  SSL Venture Capital concluded trading of 4,500 shares, at $1.95,  Stationery and Office  finished 15 cents higher at $8.25, in exchanging 9,551 shares and tTech ended trading of 138 units with a loss of 39 cents to $5.50.
In the junior  market preference segment, CAC 2000 closed at $1, with the trading 6,652 shares.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at
which the last trade took place.

Junior Market inches higher – Thursday

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended with on Thursday the Index gaining 7.05 points to close at 3,108.36 as the prices of 10 securities rose, 10 fell and 6 remained unchanged. 
At the close of market settled with 26 securities changing hands, compared to with 27 securities on Wednesday, resulting in an exchange of 2,207,101 units valued at $8,095,275 compared to 2,637,177 units valued at $9,847,525 on Wednesday.
Trading ended with an average of 84,889 units for an average of $311,357 in contrast to 97,673 units for an average of $364,723 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 251,058 valued at $676,371 and previously 270,714 valued at $702,301. In contrast, January closed with average of 2,245,428 units with a value of $7,372,574 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 4 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 5 cents at $2.45, with 43,350 stock units trading, Blue Power concluded trading with 100 units, at $5, CAC 2000 closed at $12.12, with 2,000 shares changing hands, Caribbean Producers finished trading 22,620 units at $4.70, Derrimon Trading ended 10 cents higher at $2.80, exchanging 394,231 shares. Dolphin Cove traded 200 shares at $15,  Everything Fresh finished 10 cents higher at $1.70, with 57,666 stock units changing hands, Elite Diagnostic settled 40 cents higher at $3.40, trading 20,000 shares, Express Catering ended trading with 92,005 shares and rose 44 cents to $7.50. FosRich Group traded 1,200 shares after closing 2 cents higher at $4, Fontana finished trading with a loss of 9 cents at $3.86, with 211,257 shares passing through the market, General Accident closed at $4, trading 33,084 stock units, GWest Corporation ended 1 cent higher at $1.70, with an exchange of 63,959 units. Indies Pharma finished 19 cents higher at $2.99, exchanging 145,371 shares, Iron Rock settled with a loss of $1.50 down to $3.50, with 10,000 shares traded, Jetcon Corporation finished trading 134,604 shares with a loss of 54 cents at $2.61, Knutsford Express  exchanged 30,553 stock units after rising $2.10 to close at $13. Lasco Distributors  finished 5 cents higher at $3.75, trading 86,259 units, Lasco Financial  settled with a loss of 1 cent at $4.79, with 31,401 shares changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing  ended trading with 500,787 shares after closing 7 cents higher at $3.27. Main Event  traded 13,357 shares with a loss of 10 cents to end at $5.70. Medical Disposables  lost 35 cents to close at $5.40, with 147,678 stock units passing through the market, Paramount Trading  closed with a loss of 32 cents at $2.08, after 90,800 units traded. SSL Venture Capital ended with a loss of 20 cents at $1.70, with 23,937 shares, Stationery and Office concluded trading of 40,000 shares  at $8.50 and tTech settled with a loss of 86 cents at $5.89, in exchanging 10,682 stock units.

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

Junior Market pushes higher – Monday

Dolphin Cove closed at a 52 weeks; low on monday.

In an active trading session on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange pushed 12.62 points higher to close at 3,109.82 on Monday, with the prices of 11 securities rising and 7 falling.
Trading ended with 28 securities changing hands compared to 27 securities on Friday, at the close Dolphin Cove ended at a 52 weeks’ low while 10 stocks traded with no change to the closing price.
Market activities closed with an exchange of 2,108,297 units valued at $6,747,118 compared to 4,398,457 units valued at $19,730,388 on Friday.
Trading ended with an average of 75,296 units for an average of $240,969, in contrast to 162,906 units for an average of $730,755 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 288,915 valued at $744,601 and previously 309,902 valued at $794,081. In contrast, January closed with average of 2,245,428 units with a value of $7,372,574 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended trading of 214,203 stock units to close at $2.50, Blue Power concluded trading of 25,696 units at $5, Caribbean Cream ended with a loss of 5 cents at $5.32, in exchange of 3,600 shares, Caribbean Producers closed at $4.70, with 27,535 units changing hands. Consolidated Bakeries lost 20 cents to end at $1.80, trading 38,000 shares, Derrimon Trading ended 25 cents higher at $2.70, with 1,000 shares changing hands, Dolphin Cove concluded trading of 830 shares, with a loss of 2 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ low of $12, Everthing Fresh finished 5 cents higher at $1.85, exchanging 209,862 stock units. Elite Diagnostic settled at $3.10, with 21,750 units trading. Express Catering ended trading of 8,860 shares, at $7.50, FosRich Group ended at $4.17, with 2,394 shares changing hands, Fontana traded 659,124 shares and moved 4 cents higher to $3.99, General Accident rose 1 cent higher to $4.01, with an exchange of 15,000 stock units. GWest Corporation ended 10 cents higher at $1.55, trading 345,727 units, Honey Bun concluded trading of 503 shares and rose 30 cents to $4, Indies Pharma finished 17 cents higher at $2.97, trading 32,758 shares, Jamaican Teas traded 126,358 units at $4. Jetcon Corporation finished trading of 9,700 shares at $3.07, Knutsford Express concluded trading with a loss of 30 cents at $12.70, with 370 stock units changing hands, Lasco Distributors  lost 29 cents at $3.70, with 18,809 units passing through the market, Lasco Financial  settled 15 cents higher at $4.50, as investors swapped 152,349 shares. Lasco Manufacturing  ended trading of 24,058 shares, with a loss of 3 cents at $3.16,  Main Event  traded 3,600 shares and climbed 31 cents higher to $5.81, Paramount Trading  closed at $2.40, while exchanging 52,155 units, SSL Venture Capital ended with a loss of 25 cents in closing at $1.70, trading 54,880 shares. Stationery and Office  concluded trading of 28,176 and rose 10 cents to close at $8.50 and tTech settled 91 cents higher at $6.75, with 30,000 stock units changing hands but the stock was on offer at $6.20 at the close. In the junior market preference segment, CAC 2000 preference share closed at $1, with 1,000 shares trading.

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