JSE main market stocks retreat on Friday

JMMB Group closed at new 52 weeks' high on Friday

JMMB Group closed at new 52 weeks’ high on Friday


Thirteen stocks closed at 52 weeks’ highs, as the Jamaica Stock Exchange’s main markets dipped but the junior market surged 8.7 percent to a new record high. Sharp gains in the three Lasco companies along with gains in 7 others, helped push the junior market index to it new heightened levels.
The JSE Market Index fell 361.01 points to 156,723.37, the all Jamaica Composite Index dropped 403.44 points to end at 174,103.51 and the JSE combined index rose 1,175.06 points to close at 166,676.48. At the close, 14,781,285 units valued at $108,053,355 changed hands in all markets with the junior market accounting for of 10,672,995 units changed hands, valued at $46,214,999. Trading was broad based with a total of 43 active securities in all market segments as 25 in the combined markets gained and 12 declined.
ICI -JSE Sum-8-01-16 IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had a reading of 15 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
In trading, Berger Paints ended with 362,381 shares trading at $3.20, for a fall of 50 cents. Cable and Wireless rose 8 cents, with 430,114 units changing hands to close at $1.40, Caribbean Cement dropped $5.45 to end at $21.05, with 90,201 shares trading, Carreras fell $1 and closed at $60 with 102,883 units changing hands. Ciboney traded only 32,159 shares with price rising 1 cent to 25 cents, Desnoes and Geddes traded 2,000 shares but closed at $29.01, Gleaner Company traded 255,400 shares with a gain of 10 cents to close at $2.70, Grace Kennedy closed with 154,940 units changing hands at $84. Hardware and Lumber traded 599,470 shares at $18.50, Jamaica Broilers fell 1 cent and closed at $10.75 with 462,348 shares changing hands, Jamaica Producers traded 121,252 shares to end at $31. JMMB Group traded 223,017 units and rose 36 cents to end at a 52 weeks high of $12.36, Kingston Wharves rose 25 cents in trading 62,559 units at $11.25, National Commercial Bank gained $1.55 to end at $43.05, with 10,886 units changing hands at a new 52 weeks’ closing high. Radio Jamaica had 153,706 shares trading 45 cents higher at $5.50. ICI -JSE fn qts 8-01-16Sagicor Group jumped 52 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $23.03 with 464,643 units changing hands, Sagicor Real Estate Fund traded 66,500 shares but the price jumped $1.60 to $11.60. Scotia Group closed with 62,862 shares changing hands at 52 weeks’ closing high of $32 for a gain of $1.90, Scotia Investments fell by 85 cents to close at $29.05 after trading 10,000 shares, Supreme Ventures fell 6 cents to end at $4.60 with 166,144 units changing hands. Proven Investments traded 36,200 ordinary shares to end at 21.5 US cents after declining by 1.49 US cents, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share traded 50,000 units for a gain of 2 cent to end at $2 and Proven Investments preference share traded 182,905 units to close at $5.

Another explosive day for Jamaican stocks

Carib Cement closed at a new 52 weeks' high on Thursday of $26.50.

Carib Cement closed at a new 52 weeks’ high on Thursday of $26.50.

Nine stocks traded to close at 52 weeks’ highs on Thursday as the Jamaica Stock Exchange’s junior and main markets exploded with the main market indices jumping between 2,832 and 3,371 points, as JMMB Group jumped to $12, Sagicor Group climbed to a new closing high of $22.51 and Scotia Group traded at an intraday high of $34.
The JSE Market Index surged 2,831.72 points to 157,084.38, the all Jamaica Composite Index soared 3,164.61 points to end at 174,506.95 and the JSE combined index leapt 3,371.69 points to close at 165,501.42.
At the close, 6,753,668 units valued at $75,464,922 changed hands in all markets with the junior market accounting for of 3,272,184 units changing hands, valued at $17,503,527. Trading was broad based with a total of 44 active securities in all market segments as 19 in the combined markets gained and 11 declined.
The main market seems on its way to 185,000 points level, the next major area of resistance having been moving well away from resistance around the 165,000 points level on the all Jamaica composite index. There is limited volume of stocks of some major companies on offer, suggesting that investors holding them see much higher prices ahead hence the need for buyers to increase their prices to obtain supply.
ICI -JSE Sum-7-01-16 What appears to be an imbalance could well see the main market breaking the 185,000 points level before long. IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had a reading of 15 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
In trading, Berger Paints ended with 159,300 shares trading at $3.70, for a rise of 54 cents. Cable and Wireless fell 3 cents, with 154,380 units changing hands to close at $1.32, Caribbean Cement jumped $5.50 to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $26.50, with 90,670 shares trading, Carreras closed at $61 with 5,873 units changing hands. Ciboney traded only 1,200 shares with price falling 1 cent to 24 cents, Desnoes and Geddes traded 22,100 shares but closed at $29, mp-in-gleaners-q3-profits-by-70/”>Gleaner Company traded 264,000 shares at $2.60 with a 10 cents gain, Grace Kennedy closed with 4,033 units changing hands at $84.70. Jamaica Broilers rose 1 cent and closed at a 52 weeks’ high of $10.76 with 726,646 shares changing hands, Jamaica Producers traded 25,200 shares to end at $31 for a loss of 99 cents. JMMB Group traded 5,500 units and rose 90 cents to end at a 52 weeks high of $12, infrequently traded Kingston Properties had 43,707 units trading at $7.07, Kingston Wharves lost 40 cents in trading 155,819 units at $11. ICI -JSE fn qts 7-01-16 Mayberry Investments gained 5 cents with 11,010 units changing hands at $4.40, National Commercial Bank lost 50 cents to end at $42, with 140,765 units changing hands. Radio Jamaica had 10,000 shares trading 5 cents higher at $5.05. Sagicor Group jumped 51 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $22.51 with 819,266 units changing hands, Sagicor Real Estate Fund traded 120,708 shares but the price dropped $1 to $10. Scotia Group closed with 550,504 shares changing hands at $30.10 for a gain of 8 cents, but traded at an intraday 52 weeks’ high of $34. At the close, the lowest offer to sell was at $34 with 17,939 shares and 3,895 units at $39.99 as supply of the stock has dried up. Bids were at $30.10 and lower with relative low volumes. Supreme Ventures ended at $4.66 with 103,650 units changing hands and Proven Investments traded 34,600 ordinary shares to end at 22.89 US cents.

12 new highs as JSE explodes Wednesday

NCB ended at a new closing high of $42.

NCB ended at a new closing high of $42.

Twelve stocks traded at 52 weeks’ closing highs as the Jamaica Stock Exchange main market exploded by the close of trading with the main indices jumping between 2,496 and 2,870 points, as JMMB Group jumped to $11.10, National Commercial Bank moved to a record close of $42, Sagicor group jumped to a new closing high of $22.
The JSE Market Index surged 2,568.62 points to 154,252.66, the all Jamaica Composite Index soared by 2,870.57 points to end at 171,342.34 and the JSE combined index leapt 2,496.15 points to close at 162,129.73.
At the close, 17,158,401 units valued at $122,672,205 changed hands in all markets with the junior market accounting for of 3,347,529 units changed hands, valued at $9,025,299. Trading was broad based with a total of 44 active securities in all market segments as 25 in the combined markets rising and 10 declining.
The main market seems on its way to 185,000 points level the nest major area of resistance having been moving well away from resistance around the 165,000 points level on the all Jamaica composite index.
ICI -JSE Sum-6-01-16 IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had a reading of 15 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
In trading, Berger Paints ended with 4,349,578 shares trading at $3.16, for a rise of 1 cent. Cable and Wireless fell 5 cents, with 390,428 units changing hands to close at $1.35, Caribbean Cement jumped $1.50 to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $21, with 163,870 shares trading, Carreras closed at $61, with 1,720 units changing hands for a rise of 15 cents. Ciboney traded 57,841 shares with price rising 4 cents to 25 cents, Desnoes and Geddes traded 1,417 shares but closed down 5 cents to $29, Gleaner Company traded 710,170 shares at $2.50 with a 45 cents gain. Grace Kennedy closed with 4,031 units changing hands, for 50 cents higher at $84.70, Jamaica Broilers rose 30 cents and closed at a 52 weeks’ high of $10.75 with 34,091 shares changing hands, Jamaica Producers traded 5,000 shares to end at $31.99 for a loss of 1 cent. Jamaica Stock Exchange traded 37,839 shares to close at $18.60. JMMB Group traded 1,104,439 units and rose 65 cents to end at a 52 weeks high of $11.10, ICI -JSE fn qts 6-01-16s=”alignright size-full wp-image-24176″ />Kingston Wharves rose 5 cents in trading 6,071,000 units at $11.40, Mayberry Investments had 10,530 units changing hands for $4.35, National Commercial Bank gained $1.42 to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $42, with 13,868 units changing hands. 138 Student Living had 3,067 units trading for a gain of 5 cents to a 52 weeks’ high of $4.75, Radio Jamaica had 377,987 shares trading at $5. Sagicor Group jumped $1.81 to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $22 with 15,950 units changing hands. Scotia Group had 218,703 shares changing hands at $30.02 for a gain of 1 cent and Supreme Ventures rose 3 cents to end at $4.66 with 123,931 units changing hands and Proven Investments traded 41,432 ordinary shares to end at 22.9 US cents.

Juniors move to higher heights

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AMG Packaging closed at a new high of $7.20 on Tuesday.

AMG Packaging closed at a new high of $7.20 on Tuesday.

The junior market started 2016 with the index gaining 24.19 points to end at 1,838.97 for a new record high. The market closed with 17 securities trading 7 of which advanced, 5 declined with 3 closing at a new 52 weeks’ high and 2 at an intraday 52 weeks’ high. A volume of 1,801,000 units changed hands, valued at $7,668,101.
At the close, 2 securities ended with no bids to buy and 8 securities had no stocks being offered for sale. A total of 5 stocks closed with bids higher than their last traded prices while 4 closed with lower offers.
The junior market will have two new listing when trading commences on Thursday with tTech and CAC 2000 being added following successful IPO offerings. The listings were approved today by the Jamaica Stock Exchange.
In trading, Access Financial Services closed with a gain of 6 cents at $16.06 with 5,900 units changing hands, AMG Packaging gained 20 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $7.20 with 9,954 shares trading, C2W Music closed with 174,441 units changing hands at 40 cents. Caribbean Cream ended with 153,300 shares changing hands as the price slipped by 8 cents to end at $4, Caribbean Flavours traded 11,474 units to close with a loss of 50 cents at $8.50, Caribbean Producers traded 3,636 units to close at $5.50, Consolidated Bakeries fell 7 cents to end at $1.42 with 8,000 units changing hands. Derrimon Trading Company had 16,550 units trading at $3.80 but ended the day with a bid at $4. Dolphin Cove ended at $15.60 with only 4,000 shares trading to gain 10 cents, General Accident traded 63,115 shares to close with a gain of 14 cents, to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $2.19. ICI -JM 05-01-16Jamaica Teas ended at $5.05 with a while 39,500 units traded, but rose earlier to a 52 weeks’ intraday high of $5.25, KLE Group ended at $1.87 with 123,397 shares changing hands, Knutsford Express rose $1.05 with 7,678 shares trading to end at $10.65. Lasco Distributors closed with 750,787 shares changing hands for a gain of 20 cents, to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $5.70, Lasco Financial gained 10 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $4 with 64,737 shares changing hands. Lasco Manufacturing dipped 5 cents to $3.55 with 388,215 shares trading and Paramount Trading ended with 2,916 shares changing hands at the close at $9 after it traded at an intraday high of $9.10.

26 stocks rose over 100%

The Jamaica stock market ended a momentous 2015 with the overall market doubling, aided by a 160 percent in the junior market to land the Jamaican market as the leader in the world in 2015. At the close, all three main market indices made huge gains to reach new record highs.
Top 15 - 2015r stksThe JSE combined market index recorded gains of 102 percent for the year, the all Jamaica composite up 99 percent with the JSE Market Index climbing 97 percent.
In a year when just about anyone could use a dart to pick winning stocks out of the 51 securities that rose with gains ranging from a low of 1 percent to a high of 1,086 percent. Five stocks fell up to 17 percent and one ended with the price unchanged. A total of 25 securities rose by 103% or more and 16 between 50% and 95 percent.
After nearly 11 years passed, with the market not rising above the record set in 2005, the record was finally broken in the second half of 2015 as an announced takeover offer for the shares of Desnoes and Geddes helped push the market to new highs, but it was more than that. Treasury bill rates peaked at 9 percent in March 2014, falling to 6 percent by the end of 2015 was a major catalyst in igniting prices higher, aided by some strong increases in profit of a wide range of companies. The top 15 performing stocks for 2015 are those in the table. The Jamaica Stock Exchange delivered a stunning 1,085 percent gain for investors that were invested in the stock from the start of the year, followed by Pulse Investments with 757 percent and Caribbean Cement with 726 percent.

JSE stock gained 1,085% in 2015

JSE stock gained 1,085% in 2015

The top performing junior market stock is Caribbean Cream with 444 percent, followed by Caribbean Flavours with 302 percent.
With the level of gains in 2015, the PE ratio of the market rose sharply to an average around 10 times 2015 earnings. Some stocks are selling above the average. Interest rates on Treasury bills are around 6 percent but that should fall in 2016 and will result in higher PE ratios as stocks become more attractive as an investment means than before. The local economy grew 1.5 percent in the September quarter, much higher than the previous two quarters, suggesting potential for higher growth levels in 2016, if so corporate profits should continue to grow, hence 2016 should be seeing continuation of the market growing.
With data going back to the start of the Jamaica stock market, indicating that on average only 2 out of the top 10 stocks in a year repeat that performance in the subsequent year, investors should be looking outside the top 10 performing stocks for big winners in 2016. Of the top ten ones that could do very well are Pulse, Caribbean Flavour, Honey Bun. Jamaica Stock Exchange should continue to see attractive gains, with increased stock market activities in 2016. That should mean more revenues and profits, but it will be difficult to see them in the top 10. With the company paying a high level of dividends, investors could see the stock as very attractive for income and thus drive the price higher than profits may suggest is possible.

JSE closes 2015 on a new high

Sagicor Group HQ - its stock traded at a new high of $20 on the JSE

Sagicor Group HQ – its stock traded at a new high of $20 on the JSE

The Jamaica stock market ended a momentous 2015 with all three main indices making generous gains to reach new record highs, with the JSE combined market index recording gains of 102 percent for the year to date and the all Jamaica composite up 99 percent.
At the close, 6,627,296 units valued at $58,113,757 changed hands in all markets with the junior market accounting for 4,049,568 units, valued at $15,799,898. A total of 36 securities traded in all market segments, 19 of which in the combined markets gained and 8 declined. Four stocks traded at 52 weeks’ closing high and 1 at intraday 52 weeks’ high as investors continue to push prices higher.
At the close the JSE Market Index climbed 874.37 points to 150,692.13, the all Jamaica Composite Index rose 977.16 points to end at 167,363.25 and the JSE combined index gained 815.65 points to close at 158,269.14. The main market was facing resistance around the 165,000 points level, the on the all Jamaica composite index, now that it has crossed it, JSE Sum 31-12-15rthe first week in 2016 will show if that level will now provide strong support for launch higher.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had a reading of 15 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
In trading, Cable and Wireless fell 4 cents with 91,865 units changing hands to close at $1.30 after trading as high as $1.45, Caribbean Cement fell 10 cents to end at $19.90, with 288,060 shares trading, Carreras closed at $60.82, with 8,378 units changing hands for 3 cents fall. Gleaner Company traded 2,661 shares at $1.30 with a 10 cents decline but had a bid at $1.49 to buy 10,240 shares. Grace Kennedy with 1,728 units changing hands finished higher by $1.15 at $81.25, Jamaica Broilers rose 25 cents and closed at $10.25 with 477,964 shares changing hands, Jamaica Producers traded 4,891 shares to end at $30.68, after falling 32 cents. JSE Fn Qts 31-12-15Jamaica Stock Exchange shed 39 cents in trading 100,000 shares at $18.60, Kingston Wharves closed at $11.35 with 41,990 shares changing hands, 5 cents higher. National Commercial Bank gained 99 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $40, with 170,396 units changing hands, the stock traded as high as $40.02 for a 52 weeks’ intraday high. Pan Jamaican Investment had 4,140 shares trading with a gain of $1 to $94, Sagicor Group gained $1.50 and closed at $20 for 52 weeks’ high with 37,610 units changing hands, Scotia Group had 163,055 shares changing hands at $30.01 after falling by $1.48. Scotia Investments closed at $30 with only 5,000 shares trading and Supreme Ventures rose 4 cents and ended at $4.66 with 509,719 units changing hands.

JSE up 101% to Wednesday

JSE Market index is up 101% for 2015 to December 30.

JSE Combined index is up 101% for 2015 to December 30.

Trading ended on the Jamaica stock market with all three main indices making strong gains to reach new record highs, with the JSE combined index recording gains of 101 percent for the year to date.
At the close, 52,944,749 units valued at $911,064,403 changed hands in all markets with the junior market accounting for 886,844 units, valued at $4,712,436.
Trading was swollen by the sale of Grace Kennedy’s 58.15 percent interest it held in Hardware & Lumber (H&L), with the shares traded over the Jamaica Stock Exchange floor today by GK Capital Management amounting to 47,013,417 at $18.50 per share. A total of 47,076,054 shares were traded amounting to $870,892,021.
At the close 33 securities traded in all market segments. A total 15 securities in the combined markets gained and 6 declined. Five stocks traded at 52 weeks’ closing high and 1 at intraday 52 weeks’ high as investors continue to push prices higher.
At the close the JSE Market Index climbed 1,322.30 points to 149,817.76, the all Jamaica Composite Index rose 1,477.75 points to end at 166,386.09 and the JSE combined index gained 1,838.65 points to close at 157,453.49. The main market was facing resistance around the 165,000 points level, the on the all Jamaica composite index, now that it has crossed it, there needs to more movement upwards for this level to become a strong support.
JSE Sum 30-12-15 IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had a reading of 14 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
In trading, Cable and Wireless gained 4 cents with 129,025 units changing hands to close at $1.34, Caribbean Cement rose $1.80 to end at $20, with 15,250 shares trading, Carreras closed at $60.85, with 4,100 units changing hands for 10 cents more to end at a 52 weeks’ high. Gleaner Company traded 2,775,068 shares at $1.40 with a rise of 10 cents, on the morning that the meeting was called to vote on the merger of the company’s media business with Radio Jamaica. Grace Kennedy with 2,700 units changing hands finished at $80.10, Jamaica Broilers lost 50 cents to close at $10 with 163,150 shares changing hands, Jamaica Producers traded 2,169 shares to end at $31, after shedding $1. JMMB Group closed at $10.25 with 771,900 units changing hands, Jamaica Stock Exchange traded 21,518 shares at $18.99, Kingston Wharves closed at $11.30 with 1,496 shares changing hands for 5 cents lower. JSE Fn Qts 30-12-15National Commercial Bank lost 49 cents to end at $39.01, with 141,836 units changing hands, Sagicor Group gained 90 cents and closed with 462,258 units changing hands at $18.50, Sagicor Real Estate Fund traded 173,400 shares to close at $11. Scotia Group had 96,895 shares changing hands at a new 52 weeks’ high of $31.49 after rising by $1.49 but had an offer at $29.50 to sell 1,000 shares at the close. Seprod closed at a new 52 weeks’ high of $21 after rising by 44 cents with only 4,000 shares trading, Sterling Investments had 17,049 units trading at $13, Supreme Ventures ended at $4.66 with 179,175 units changing hands and Proven Investments ordinary share traded 28,400 units at 22.99 US cents.

161% up for junior record – Wednesday

New closing high for Lasco Distributors on Wednesday.

New closing high for Lasco Distributors on Wednesday.

The junior market is up 161 percent gain for 2015 with strong gains on Wednesday that pushed the market for emerging companies to yet another record. The index put on a strong 66.09 points to end at a record high of 1,792.15 as the market sets it sights on the next major point of resistance at 2,200 points.
The market closed with 11 securities trading 7 of which advanced, 1 declined with 2 closing at a new 52 weeks high. Volume changing hands amounted to 886,844 units, valued at $4,712,436.
At the close there was 1 security ending with no bid to buy and 6 securities had no stocks being offered for sale. A total of 4 stocks closed with bids higher than their last traded prices while 2 closed with lower offers.
In trading, C2W Music closed with 4,000 units changing hands at 38 cents, Caribbean Cream rose 18 cents with 64,025 shares changing hands at $3.98, Caribbean Producers traded 8,730 units to close at $5. Dolphin Cove ended with 2,908 shares changing hands at $15.75 by gaining 13 cents, General Accident ended with 1,000 shares trading close at $2.08.JM Trde Sht 30-12-15 KLE Group ended at $1.86 with 86,054 shares changing hands to record a gain of 3 cents to close at a new 52 weeks’ high, Knutsford Express ended at $9.60 with 178,474 shares changing hands, Lasco Distributors rose by 40 cents and closed with 124,055 shares changing hands at $5.40 for a 52 weeks’ closing high, Lasco Financial closed at $3.70, with 6,101 shares changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing closed at $3.50 with 278,997 shares trading and Eppley 2019 preference share gained 2 cents in trading 131,500 units at $6.10.

Another record for JSE majors – Tuesday

138 Student Living had 15.7m ordinary shares trading on Tuesday

138 Student Living had 15.7m ordinary shares trading on Tuesday

Trading ended on the Jamaica stock market with all three main indices climbing to new record highs, with gains of more than 1,300 points each. At the close 36 securities traded in all market segments. The junior market accounted for 986,076 units, valued at $3,374,729, of the trades with 22,819,782 units valued at $136,576,375 changing hands in all markets.
A total 16 stocks in the combined markets gained and 7 declined. Three stock traded at 52 weeks’ closing high and 2 at intraday 52 weeks’ high as the bull market continues to wind its way forward.
At the close the JSE Market Index climbed 1,335.32 points to 148,495.46, the all Jamaica Composite Index rose 1,492.29 points to end at 164,908.34 and the JSE combined index gained 1,485.93 points to close at 155,614.84. The main market faces resistance test around the 165,000 points level, on the all Jamaica composite index.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had a reading of 14 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
JSE Sum 29-12-15In trading, Cable and Wireless fell 3 cents with 526,770 units changing hands at $1.30, Caribbean Cement rose by 10 cents to end at $18.20, with 33,096 shares trading, Carreras closed at $60.75, with 11,295 units changing hands. Grace Kennedy fell 1 cent with 4,184 units changing hands, to finish at $80.10, Jamaica Broilers rose 45 cents to close at $10.50 with 193,627 shares changing hands, Jamaica Producers traded 128,125 shares to end at $32, JMMB Group fell 20 cents to close at $10.25 with 2,312,613 units changing hands. Kingston Wharves gained just 1 cent to close at $11.35 with 40,200 shares changing hands, Mayberry Investments had 64,197 shares trading at $4.35 for a loss of 5 cents, JSE Fn Qts 29-12-15National Commercial Bank lost 20 cents to end at $39.50, with 9,055 units changing hands, 138 Student Living ended with 15,679,334 units trading in 4 lots to close at $4.50. Pulse Investments traded 10,000 units with a gain of 20 cents to end at $2.95, Sagicor Group gained 90 cents and closed with 957,863 units changing hands at $18.50, Sagicor Real Estate Fund traded 124,100 shares to close with an increase of 80 cents at $11, Scotia Group had 54,846 shares changing hands at $30, Sterling Investments had 17,049 units trading at $13, Supreme Ventures ended at $4.66 with 1,424,317 units changing hands and Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share traded 228,650 units at $1.99.

New junior record up 151% in 2015 – Tuesday

KLE closed at a 52 weeks' high in closing at $1.83 on Tuesday.

KLE closed at a 52 weeks’ high in closing at $1.83 on Tuesday.

Another record close for the junior market pushed the market for emerging companies to sit atop of 151 percent gain for 2015 with two trading days to go. On Tuesday the index put on 25.22 points to end at a record high of 1,726.06 as the market sets it sights on the 2,200 mark the next major point of resistance.
Trading ended with 12 securities trading of which 7 advanced and 1 declined with 3 closing at a new 52 weeks high. Volume changing hands amounted to 986,076 units, valued at $3,374,729.
At the close there was 1 security ending with no bid to buy and 5 securities had no stocks being offered for sale. A total of 4 stocks closed with bids higher than their last traded prices while none closed with a lower offer.
In trading, Access Financial closed with 6,490 units changing hands at $16, Caribbean Cream slipped 8 cents with 44,600 shares changing hands at $3.80, Caribbean Flavours closed at $9.44 with 18,938 shares changing hands, Caribbean Producers rose 42 cents in trading 52,000 units to close at $5. Dolphin Cove ended with 1,092 shares changing hands at $15.62 by gaining 12 cents, General Accident gained 20 cents with 1,000 shares trading close at $2.08. Jamaican Teas ended up by 55 cents with only 2,529 shares trading, JM Trde Sht 29-12-15KLE Group ended at $1.83 with 10,000 shares changing hands to record a gain of 28 cents, Lasco Distributors rose by 5 cents and closed with 157,804 shares changing hands at $5 for a 52 weeks’ high, after trading earlier at an all-time high of $5.50. Lasco Financial rose 17 cents to close at a new 52 weeks’ high of $3.70, with 26,998 shares changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing closed at $3.50 with 264,625 shares trading, the stock traded earlier as low as $3.10 and Derrimon Trading preference share ended with 400,000 shares trading at $2.10.