Lasco companies push junior market

Heating of raw material to make bottles for Lasco's new drinks

Heating of raw material to make bottles for Lasco’s new drinks

Gains in Lasco Manufacturing and Lasco Distributors helped to push the junior market index by a strong 2 percent, in market activity on Tuesday.
Trading on the Junior Market resulted in only 6 securities trading with 97,920 units valued at $153,520 changing hands. The JSE Junior Market Index rose 13.93 points to close at 703.13, putting it back to levels that existed in early July last year. There were 4 advancing stocks, none declined.
At the close of the market, there were 6 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and only 1 with the offer lower. The junior market continues to reflect renewed interest with 7 securities closing with no bids to buy. There were 7 securities that had no stocks being offered for sale.
Stocks trading on Tuesday are, Lasco Distributors ending with 11,422 shares changing hands to close with a gain of 5 cents, at $1.50, Lasco Manufacturing ended trading with 28,620 shares changing hands to close 3 cents higher at $1.13, Medical Disposables finished trading with 9,000 shares, with a gain of 10 cents to $1.85. Paramount Trading finished with 1,939 shares changing hands to close 4 cents higher at $2.75, General Accident closed with 44,650 units trading at $1.75 and Lasco Financial closed with 2,289 shares changing hands at $1.05.

Junior market indicators point higher

Lasco Financial Services' stock was the sole one to gain on the junior market

Lasco Financial Services’ stock was the sole one to gain on the junior market

At the close of trading on the Junior Market there were 9 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and only 1 with the offer that was lower, the strongest this has been in months and a signal of rising prices ahead.
At the close of the junior market had 6 securities closing with no bids to buy. There were 9 securities that had no stocks being offered for sale, the latter is in keeping with the increase in the number of stocks with bids that are higher than the last selling prices.
At the close only 6 securities traded and ended with only 314,145 units valued at $336,525 changing hands. The JSE Junior Market Index rose 0.11 points to close at 689.20, with the price 1 advancing and 1 declining.
Stocks trading on Monday are, Lasco Financial that closed with 13,811 shares changing hands to gain 7 cents at $1.05, Consolidated Bakeries closing with 815 shares trading at 82 cents, General Accident finishing with 40,000 shares changing hands at $1.75, Honey Bun ending with 4,625 shares trading at $1.71. Lasco Distributors concluded trading with 167,894 shares changing hands at $1.45 and Lasco Manufacturing ended having 87,000 shares changing hands to close 2 cents lower at $1.10.

Junior market up 1st trading day of 2015

Caribbean Cream traded at 77 cents to gain 2c but closed with the bid at 80c.

Caribbean Cream traded at 77 cents to gain 2c but closed with the bid at 80c.

Activity on the Junior Market closed with on the first trading day of 2015, in 8 securities ending with 264,067 units valued at $375,776 changing hands. The JSE Junior Market Index rose 1.13 points to close at 689.09, with the price 4 advancing and 2 declining.
At the close of the market continues to reflect renewed interest in junior stocks with 6 securities closing with no bids to buy and 8 securities that had no stocks being offered for sale, in addition there were 6 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and none with offers that were lower.
The stocks trading are, AMG Packaging trading 22,220 shares with the price rising 25 cents to $2.15, Caribbean Cream ended with 68,000 shares changing hands to close 2 cents higher at 77 cents, Caribbean Producers closed with 9,935 shares with the price rising 8 cents to $2.11, Paramount Trading finished with 42,000 shares changing hands to close 9 cents up to $2.71.
Lasco Distributors finished with only 1,850 shares changing hands at $1.45, Lasco Manufacturing ended with 116,962 shares changing hands to close at $1.12, Derrimon Trading closed with 3,000 units changing hands, the price slipped 5 cents to $2.10 and Dolphin Cove ended with only 100 shares trading 20 cents lower to $8.80.

Junior stocks up last day down 9% in 2014

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Honey Bun lost the most in value in 2014, down 46.4%.

Honey Bun lost the most in value in 2014, down 46.4%.

Activity on the Junior Market, closed with 10 securities trading and ended with 411,542 units valued at $389,555 changing hands.
The JSE Junior Market Index rose 3.33 points to close at 687.96, with the price of 3 stock advancing and 2 declining. Junior market stocks collectively lost 9 percent for the year in which only 5 junior stocks rose and 15 declined. Honey Bun lost the most in shedding 46.40 percent followed by AMG Packaging 45.40 percent.
At the close of the market, there were 6 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 1 stock with the offer lower. The junior market continues to reflect renewed interest with 5 securities closing with no bids to buy. There were 10 securities that had no stocks being offered for sale.
C2W Music ended trading with 12,500 shares changing hands to close at 1 cent to 39 cents, Caribbean Cream closed with 319,000 shares with the price rising 5 cents to 75 cents, Lasco Distributors ended trading with 14,670 shares changing hands to close with a gain of 4 cents to $1.45.
Blue Power ended with 3,270 shares trading at $6.30, General Accident finished with 360 units changing hands to close at $1.75, Honey Bun ended with 4,000 shares at $1.71, Lasco Financial completed trading with 21,340 shares with the price at 98 cents, Lasco Manufacturing closed with 28,000 shares changing hands at $1.12.
Access Financial closed with 3,902 units trading as the price slipped 4 cents to $8.96 and AMG Packaging finished with 4,500 shares changing hands and lost 25 cents to new 52 weeks’ low of $1.90.

Access dominates with 1.2b shares

AccessBuilding320px There was trading in 135,339,271 units of Access Financial shares which were primarily sold by Mayberry from their holdings and purchased by Proven Investments, in 33 trades. The acquisition places Proven at just under 50 percent ownership of the company. The trade was by far the largest on the exchange for the day and leaves less than 10 percent of the ownership in the wider public’s hands.
Trading on the Junior Market closed with only 6 securities traded and ended with 135,592,084 units valued at $1,218,415,832 changing hands. The JSE Junior Market Index fell 4.72 points to close at 684.63, with the price of only 1 stock advancing and 3 declining.
Even as the index slipped, the junior market continues to reflect renewed interest with 4 securities closing with no bids to buy and there were 9 securities that had no stocks being offered for sale. At the close of the market, the indicators point to rising prices ahead as there were 6 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and only 1 stock with the offer that is lower.
Stocks trading are, Lasco Financial ended trading with 3,000 shares as the price rose 2 cents to 98 cents, General Accident ended with 3,000 shares changing hands at $1.75, Lasco Manufacturing had 8,813 shares changing hands to close at $1.12. Access Financial closed with 135,339,271 units trading as the price slipped 5 cents to $9, Caribbean Producers finished with 1,000 shares trading lower by 2 cents to $2.03 and Lasco Distributors ended with 237,000 shares trading 4 cents lower at $1.41.

Mayberry out of Access

AccessFinancialProductsThere is trading in 135,339,271 units of access shares which were sold by Mayberry from their holdings and said to be purchased by clients in 33 trades at $9 each.
Reports to IC Insider.com, indicate that the mediator to both parties in the Access dispute between Marcus James and Mayberry, R Danny Williams was advised today that Mayberry has disposed of their holdings.
Up to late on Monday, the Chairman of Access confirmed that he was not aware of the trades on Monday, that IC Insider gather were cancelled by Mayberry. Under the stock exchange rules pertaining to insider trades, the intention to trades in the stock of a company by insiders must be communicated to the Chairman in writing.
Based on the price the block was old at the consideration is $1.218 billion. IC insider.com understand that Proven Investments purchased the shares which would bring their holdings to just under 50 percent of the 274 million shares outstanding at Access.

Access 14m shares trade cancelled

AccessBuilding320px Mayberry traded 14,065,475 units of Access Financial shares at $9 on Monday but the transactions were cancelled after the market closed. Apparently, the trade was in breach of the court order for the two major shareholders to freeze their respective holdings. The official trading report of the Jamaica Stock Exchange showed the trades as they were still valid, but data on the stock exchange trading system show the trades as cancelled.
In actual trading on the Junior Market, only 6 securities traded ending with 336,824 units valued at $597,178 changing hands. The JSE Junior Market Index dropped 1.01 points to close at 689.28, with the price of 2 advancing and 2 declining.
At the close of the market, there were 4 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 1 stock with the offer lower. The junior market continues to reflect renewed interest with 4 securities closing with no bids to buy up from 11 some weeks ago. There were 10 securities that had no stocks being offered for sale, including 2 junior market preference shares.
The stocks trading are, Honey Bun ended trading with only 222 shares changing hands to close 1 cent up at $1.71, Lasco Distributors ended with 27,802 shares trading and gained of 1 cent to $1.45, AMG Packaging ending with 2,500 shares trading at $2.15. General Accident finished with 1,000 shares trading at $1.75, Caribbean Producers finished with 226,000 shares trading lower by 2 cents to $2.05, Lasco Financial ended trading, with 79,300 shares changing hands, to close 2 cents down at 96 cents

Eppley 10% Preference share list

EppleyLimited Eppley’s latest cumulative preference shares were listed on Wednesday, there was no trading in the stock. The listing flowed from the reopening of an issue which went to market in November and was oversubscribed and led to the reopening of the issue on in December on the same terms which includes interest at 10 percent for two years then a step up thereafter, the second was also oversubscribed.
Activity Trading on the Junior Market closed with only 6 securities trading and ended with 929,121 units valued at $1,202,090. The JSE Junior Market Index rose 1.68 points to close at 690.29, with the price of 3 advancing and 1 falling.
At the close of the market, there were 4 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 stocks with offers that were lower. The junior market continues to show renewed interest with only 4 securities closing with no bids to buy. There were 9 securities that had no stocks being offered for sale.
The stocks that traded on the day before Christmas are, Access Financial with 7,903 shares to gain 9 cents at $9.05, Lasco Financial traded just 2,000 shares at 1 cents higher at 98 cents, Lasco Manufacturing had 649,041 units trading to put on 1 cent to $1.12. Lasco Distributors with 258,877units suffered a 1 cent fall, to $1.44, Blue Power traded just 1,300 shares at $6.30 and Honey Bun saw trading in 10,000 shares at $1.70.

Cargo Handlers at new high

CargoHandlers280X150 Cargo Handlers closed at a new all-time high, on the junior market on Tuesday, but with only a small volume and Blue Power was by far the leading trade with a value of $3,370,500. Activity elsewhere saw trading in only 6 securities traded and ended with 739,790 units valued at $3,626,764.
At the close of the JSE Junior Market Index rose 5.63 points to close at 688.61 with the price of 2 advancing and 2declining. Trading ended with 3 stocks having bids higher than their last selling prices and only 1 with a lower offer. The junior market had only 4 securities closing without bids to buy. There were 9 securities that had no stocks being offered for sale.
The stock trading on the junior market on Tuesday are, Cargo Handlers that ended trading with 220 shares and jumped $1.40 to close at a new high of $16. Dolphin Cove closed with 2,000 shares, the price rose 50 cents to $9. Lasco Financial ended with 17,700 shares trading and lost 1 cent to 97 cents, Lasco Manufacturing closed 1 cent lower at $1.11 while trading 146,870 shares. Blue Power closed trading with 535,000 units, the price ended at $6.30 and Lasco Distributors closed with 38,000 shares at $1.45.

Activity picks up on junior market

Dolphin Cove was one of the stocks gaining on the junior market on Monday

Dolphin Cove was one of the stocks gaining on the junior market on Monday

Activity is picking up in the junior market with far less stocks closing without bids on Monday. There has been noticeable improvement in this measure over the last two weeks with the number falling from as high as 11 a few weeks ago.
Trading on the Junior Market closed with only 7 securities traded and ended with 187,106 units valued at $207,965. The JSE Junior Market Index rose 3.44 points to close at 682.98, with the price 4 advancing. At the close of the market, there was 1 stock with the bid higher than the last selling price and 2 stocks with offers that were lower. The junior market continues to show improvement in sentiment with only 4 securities closing with no bids to buy. There were 5 securities that had no stocks being offered for sale.
The stocks trading in the junior market on Monday are, Cargo Handlers that ended with 754 shares changing hands, to close with a gain of 40 cents at $14.60. Dolphin Cove ended with 2,475 trading to close 40 cents higher at $8.50, Lasco Manufacturing finished trading 32,500 units for 2 cents more at $1.12, Medical Disposables concluded trading with 7,000 shares changing hands, to close 5 cents up at $1.75. AMG Packaging closed with 23,300 units trading as the price remained at $2.15, Lasco Distributors closed with 15,000 shares changing hands at $1.45 and Lasco Financial finished with 106,077 shares at 98 cents.