16 junior stocks traded 9 up 2 down

Caribbean Cream traded over 700,000 shares and closed at a new all time high on Tuesday

Caribbean Cream traded over 700,000 shares and closed at a new all time high on Tuesday

Trading on the Junior Market was one of the busiest for sometime with 16 securities trading resulting in 1,938,775 units changing hands valued at $1,312,464. The JSE Junior Market Index gained 17.19 points to close at 888.47, with the price of 9 stocks advancing, 2 declining and Caribbean Cream, Cargo Handlers and Derrimon Trading preference stock closing at new a 52 weeks’ high, Lasco Financial traded at an intra-day high.
At the close, there were 5 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and none with lower offers. The junior market ended with 3 securities closing with no bids to buy and 9 securities that had no stocks being offered for sale.
Stocks trading in the junior market are, Access Financial trading 500 shares to close at $17, AMG Packaging ending with 800 shares changing hands to close higher by 1 cent at $3.20, Blue Power closed with 6,350 shares trading at $9.50, Cargo Handlers finishing with 205,972 units, closed at a new high of $22.29, after gaining a cent. Caribbean Cream traded 703,034 units to end at $1.25 to gain 10 cents, Caribbean Flavours closed trading with 8,581 shares but lost 5 cents to end at $2, Caribbean Producers with 59,329 shares traded unchanged at $2.80, General Accident Insurance concluded trading with 30,000 shares changing hands to close 10 cents Higher at $2. Honey Bun traded 11,973 units at $2.69 after adding 7 cents. JM 2-6-15Jamaican Teas had 10,000 shares changing hands at $3.50, Lasco Distributors traded 62,000 to close 6 cents higher at $1.66, Lasco Financial Services finished trading with 622,000 units, between $1.60 and $1.71 but the price lost 2 cents to $1.65. There was dealing in 201,993 shares of Lasco Manufacturing, the stock closed with an 11 cents rise to $1.40, Paramount Trading ended with just 2,543 units changing hands to gain 15 cents to $3.95, Derrimon Trading 11.75% preference share saw trading in just 900 units with a 25 cents gain to $2.50 and Eppley 9.5% preference share had 12,800 units trading at $6.01.

Lasco Financial at new high

LascoFinancialServices_logo280x150 Lasco Financial closed at a new 52 weeks’ high of $1.50, the day after Mayberry bough their holdings in the company to 20 percent. At the close, Lasco Financial had no stocks on offer while there were 20,000 units on the bid at $1.25. The Junior Market ended with 11 securities trading resulting in 1,986,233 units changing hands valued at $2,961,054. The JSE Junior Market Index gained 12.29 points to close at 868.72, with the price of 4 stocks advancing and 4 declining.
At the close of the market, there were 4 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and only 1 with a lower offer. The junior market ended with 3 securities closing with no bids to buy and 10 securities that had no stocks being offered for sale.
Stocks trading in the junior market are, Access Financial Services trading just 749 shares to close with the price unchanged at $17. AMG Packaging ending with 1,200 shares changing hands, 6 cents lower, at $3.19, Blue Power closed with 14,796 shares trading at $9.50, Caribbean Cream finished with 380,000 units to close with a gain of 2 cents at $1.10. JM cht 27-5-15Caribbean Producers with 1,000 shares trading closed lower by 1 cent at $2.99. Dolphin Cove finished trading with 6,434 units as the price remained unchanged at $10, General Accident Insurance concluded trading with 24,934 shares changing hands, 6 cents lower at $2.04, KLE Group traded at a new low of 75 cents while dropping 24 cents, with 100,000 units trading. Lasco Distributors traded 300,268 units at $1.60 to gain 5 cents, Lasco Financial Services traded 1,119,279 shares at a new 52 weeks’ high of $1.50, to gain 20 cents and Lasco Manufacturing traded 37,573 units with a gain of 2 cents to $1.27.

Access now 1,000% of IPO price

General Accident closed at 52 weeks high on Monday but the company reported a decline of 74% in profits to hit $26m in Q1.

General Accident closed at 52 weeks high on Monday but the company reported a decline of 74% in profits to hit $26m in Q1.

The Junior market closed at a new record to start off the week with 13 securities trading, with the price of stocks advancing and declining and closing at 52 weeks’ high. the most for some time, and ended with 1,683,746 units changing hands valued at $22,509,881 with Access Financial accounting for the bulk of the trade with Mayberry Investments selling 1,257,938 at a new high of $18, valued $21,452,426.
In closing at $18, Access is back at the IPO price before a ten for 1 spilt putting at the equivalent of $180 had the split not take place no other stock has performed so well on the Jamaica stock market in recent time. The stock was issued at $18 per share, making those who held on to see a 900 percent gain on their investment, plus dividends to add to the gains and the company is yet to stop growing.
The JSE Junior Market Index gained 4.60 points to close at a new all-time high of 896.80 and with 3 stocks closing at 52 weeks’ high. At the close of the market, there were 5 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and only 1 with a lower offer. The junior market ended with 3 securities closing with no bids to buy and 11 securities that had no stocks being offered for sale.
Other stocks trading in the junior market are, AMG Packaging ending with 27,885 shares changing hands ,to close at $3.25, Blue Power Group closed with 979 shares trading at $9.80, Caribbean Cream finished with 100,000 units to close at $1.20, Caribbean Producers with 32,000 shares trading, closed lower by 3 cents at $3.07. Consolidated Bakeries had 2,429 shares changing hands at $1, Dolphin Cove traded 3,525 shares with the price rising 27 cents, to a 52 weeks’ high of $11.02. <a href="http://icinsider.com/profit-up-at-general-accident-but-just/" title="Profit up at JM 18-5-15General Accident but just”>General Accident Insurance concluded trading with 25,400 shares changing hands to close 10 cents higher at a 52 weeks’ high of $2.18, Honey Bun ended trading with 4,586 shares to end with a rise of 1 cent at $2.51. Jamaican Teas traded 194,500 at $3, Lasco Distributors traded 1,100 shares unchanged at $1.65, Lasco Financial Services finished trading with 15,000 units, the price remained at $1.31 and there was dealing in 18,304 Lasco Manufacturing’s shares as the stock traded lower by 5 cents at $1.40.

One broker pulled juniors down

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Mayberry sold small volumes several individual stocks with less than two minutes to close, pulling the prices down.

Mayberry sold small volumes several individual stocks with less than two minutes to close, pulling the prices down.

On Wednesday the main market pulled back a few points, having surged for much of the day, with triple digit gains. Thursday was the turn of the junior market to see an apparent closing, that was lower by a few points, with prices trimmed minutes from the close for a number of stocks. The Junior Market ended with 17 securities trading, the most for some time, if not for all times and ended with 296,055 units changing hands valued at $653,047.
The JSE Junior Market Index declined 2.59 points to close at 866.40, with the price of only 3 stocks advancing and 8 declining and 2 closing at 52 weeks’ high as Mayberry intervened with less than 2 minutes to close by selling a series of small amounts to push several junior market stock prices down.
For most of the day until after 12 noon, the index for the junior market was in record territory to an all-time high. In early morning session junior stocks had put on 13.39 points to 882.38 points a then record. Several very small trades executed on the sell side by Mayberry Investments at 12.52 pm pushed the prices of several stocks down.
Access Financial Services

Access closed at an all time high of $17 but with only 200 shares purchased by MIL for in house purposes from JMMB

Prior to these trades Mayberry crossed 50,000 Lasco Distributors at $1.50, bringing the price down by 20 cents at 12:18 o’clock from the close on Wednesday and sold 13,000 units to Victoria Wealth Management at the same price for the last trade in the stock for the day. At the close the stock had a bid to buy 106,000 units at $1.52.
At the close of the market, there were 3 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers. The junior market ended with 4 securities closing with no bids to buy and 7 securities that had no stocks being offered for sale.
Stocks trading in the junior market are, Access Financial trading at a new 52 weeks high of $17, but with just 200 units changing hands to gain $1.90, AMG Packaging ended with 2,115 shares changing hands, to close 5 cents lower, at $3.25. Blue Power traded 979 units to close with a gain of 99 cents at $9.80, to close at a 52 weeks’ high, Cargo Handlers finished with 5,000 units to close unchanged at $22.08, Caribbean Producers ended trading with 16,489 shares trading at $2.88. Consolidated Bakeries traded 968,369 units at $1 as the company reported first quarter results showing profit more than doubling from $4.6 million to $13.9 million. JM 14-5-15General Accident Insurance concluded trading with 104,533 shares changing hands to close 7 cents lower at $2.08. Honey Bun had just one trade of a mere 2,729 shares with the price falling 40 cents, to $2.50, Jamaican Teas closed trading with 2,170 units and lost 25 cents to $2.65, Lasco Distributors traded 89,880 shares and dropped 20 cents to $1.50, Lasco Financial Services finished trading with 62,331 units, the price slipped 10 cents to $1.35. There was dealing in 9,629 Lasco Manufacturing’s shares as the stock traded lower by 1 cent to $1.34, Paramount Trading ended trading with 102,543 shares to end with an a fall of 28 cents at $3.71 and Derrimon Trading preference share finished traded just 1,000 shares to closed end up 25 cents at $2.25.

New record for junior market

Bottle heating machine at Lasco Manufacturing. The company's closed at a 52 weeks high.

Bottle heating machine at Lasco Manufacturing. The company’s closed at a 52 weeks high.

Lagging the performance of the main market for weeks, the junior market has quietly come into its own, posting new record highs on two consecutive days. Having surpassed the previous high on Monday, it went on to post a new high on Tuesday when it ended at 860.96 points up 16.66 points for the day.
Trading picked up on the Junior Market in the early hours of trading but slowed done considerable thereafter in the end it closed with 11 securities trading, and ended with 707,451 units changing hands valued at $2,017,008. The JSE Junior Market closed with the price of 5 stocks advancing and 3 declining including 4 that closed at 52 weeks’ highs.
At the close of the market, there were 2 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and only 1 with a lower offer. The junior market ended with 3 securities closing with no bids to buy and 7 securities that had no stocks being offered for sale.
Stocks trading in the junior market are, Access Financial trading 39,172 units at $15.10, AMG Packaging ending with 7,830 shares changing hands to close at $3.30, Cargo Handlers finished with 500 units to close at a new high of $22.08, after adding 8 cents. Caribbean Cream with just 100 shares trading, gained 9 cents to close at a new JM 12-5-1552 weeks high of $1.05, Caribbean Producers with 248,000 closed at $2.88 but traded the bulk of them at $3, General Accident Insurance concluded trading with 26,000 shares changing hands, to close 23 cents higher, at a new 52 weeks’ high of $2.05. Honey Bun closed trading with 1,200 shares to gain 60 cents and end at $2.70, Knutsford Express closed with 1,000 shares trading at $6. Lasco Distributors ended with 227,498 shares trading, 1 cent higher, at $1.50, Lasco Financial Services finished trading with 55,531 units, the price slipped 7 cents to $1.37 and Lasco Manufacturing closed with 100,620 units at $1.40 to gain 3 cents and closed at a new 52 weeks’ high.

Junior market inches away from high

JSE sign Trading picked up on the Junior Market with 10 securities trading, the most for some time, and ended with 1,459,016 units changing hands valued at $$1,840,696. The JSE Junior Market Index rose 12.24 points to close at 836.83, juts 4 points from the all-time high. The price of 5 stocks advanced, none declined with 1 closing at a 52 weeks’ high.
At the close of the market, there were 4 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and only 3 with lower offers. The junior market ended with 3 securities closing with no bids to buy and 7 securities that had no stocks being offered for sale.
Stocks trading in the junior market are, AMG Packaging ending with 15,100 shares changing hands at $3.30, Caribbean Cream trading 1,020,000 shares at 96 cents for a new 52 days closing high but traded as high as $1.05. Caribbean Producers with 11,000 shares trading, JM sht 8-5-15closed higher by 12 cents at $2.90. Consolidated Bakeries traded only 100 units at $1, Derrimon Trading finished with 2,335 shares to close unchanged at $2.04, Jamaican Teas ending trading 12,700 shares to gain 6 cents to $2.61, Lasco Distributors ended with 133,688 shares trading, 3 cents higher at $1.50, Lasco Financial Services finished trading with 19,575 units, the price was unchanged at $1.30. There was dealing in 216,282 Lasco Manufacturing’s shares as the stock traded higher by 1 cent to $1.35 and Eppley 2019 preference share exchanged 28,236 units at $6.

Junior market inches up

Caribbean Cream traded at a 52 weeks high on Thursday of 95 cents.

Caribbean Cream traded at a 52 weeks high on Thursday of 95 cents in response to improved full year results.

Trading close on the Junior Market with 9 securities trading, with two ne 52 weeks’ high, and ended with 1,000,432 units changing hands valued at $1,495,579. The JSE Junior Market Index rose 0.06 points to close at 824.59, with the price of 6 stocks advancing including two closing at 52 weeks’ high and 1 declining.
At the close of the market, there were 5 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and only 1 with a lower offer. The junior market ended with 3 securities closing with no bids to buy and 6 securities that had no stocks being offered for sale.
JM cht 7-5-15Stocks trading in the junior market are, AMG Packaging ending with 30747 shares changing hands, 5 cents higher at $3.30, Cargo Handlers finished with 1,500 units with a gain of 25 cents to a new all-time high of $22, Caribbean Cream ended trading with 500,000 shares with an increase of 10 cents at a 52 weeks’ high of 95 cents. Consolidated Bakeries with 100,000 shares traded 6 cents higher at $1, Knutsford Express finished trading with 8,000 shares to closed unchanged at $6. Lasco Distributors traded 235,030 shares trading, 1 cent higher, at $1.47, Lasco Financial Services finished trading with 24,030 units as the price regained 7 cents to $1.30. There was dealing in 52,425 Lasco Manufacturing’s shares as the stock traded lower by 4 cents to $1.30 and Eppley 2019 preference share closed trading 48,700 units at $6.

7 stocks rose on junior martket

Caribbean Producers enjoyed another day trading high volume

Caribbean Producers enjoyed another day trading high volume

Trading picked up on the Junior Market with 13 securities trading, the most for some time, and ended with 1,615,246 units changing hands valued at $5,248,573. The JSE Junior Market Index declined 10.85 points to close at 824.53, with the price of 7 stocks advancing and 3 declining and two closing at 52 weeks’ high.
At the close of the market, there were 6 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and only 2 with lower offers. The junior market ended with 4 securities closing with no bids to buy and 5 securities that had no stocks being offered for sale.
Stocks trading in the junior market are, AMG Packaging ending with 137,533 shares changing hands to close higher by 25 cents at $3.25, Blue Power closed with 230 shares trading at $8.81, Cargo Handlers finished with 20,000 units to close with a gain of 25 cents to a new all-time high of $21.75, Caribbean Producers with 717,178 shares trading lower by 12 cents to $2.88, Derrimon Trading finished trading with 47,549 shares to closed unchanged at $2.04, General Accident Insurance concluded trading with 55,800 shares changing hands to close 2 cents higher at a 52 weeks’ high of $1.82. Lasco Distributors JSE 6-5-15traded 5,000 shares trading, 1 cent higher, at $1.46, Lasco Financial Services finished trading with 322,888 units, the price slipped 7 cents to $1.23. There was dealing in 6,918 Lasco Manufacturing’s shares as the stock traded lower by 1 cent to $1.34, Medical Disposables contributed 30,000 shares with the price rising 20 cents, to $1.90, Paramount Trading ended trading with 10,000 shares to end with an increase of 39 cents at $3.99. Eppley 9.5% preference share closed trading with 17,150 units and put on just 1 cent to $6.01 and the company’s 2019 preference share exchanged 245,000 units at $6.

Juniors near all-time high

JM 1-5-15 indx Activity on the Junior Market closed with 6 securities trading and ending with 680,118 units changing hands valued at $867,840. The JSE Junior Market Index declined 25.07 points to close at 811.00, with the price of 3 stocks advancing and 4 declining, two stocks reached new 52 weeks high, with one hitting an all-time high.
The index is just 29 points from the all-time high of 840.18 reached in July 2013, this level is likely to be history once the Lasco companies report earnings, which should be the end of May, based on past reporting time frame. With nearly a third of the market closing with bids ahead of the last traded price, the all-time high should be easily taken out in a matter of days. The junior market is lagging the gains of the main market Jamaican stocks with gains of just 14 percent in 2015 and 33 percent from the low of July 2014, compared to 26 percent for the Main market and 39 percent respectively.
At the close of the market, there were 7 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and only 2 with lower offers. The junior market ended with 3 securities closing with no bids to buy and 9 securities that had no stocks being offered for sale.JM cht 1-5-15Stocks trading in the junior market are, AMG Packaging with 37,855 shares at $3, Cargo Handlers with 3,700 units at a new all time high of $20.11, after putting on 1 cent, Caribbean Producers had 501,000 shares trading at $3.10 with a gain of 10 cents, with the offer at the close, was $2.99 to buy 100,000 units. Lasco Distributors with only 1,285 shares trading, closed at $1.43, Lasco Financial Services had 134,913 units trading and ended at $1.30 with a gain of 10 cents and Lasco Manufacturing traded just 1,355 shares with a gain of 14 cents to $1.35, for a new 52 weeks’ high.

Junior market trading picks up

JSE sign Activity on the Junior Market picked up on Thursday with a number on new highs recorded as investors increased their exposure to the segment of the market that has been late to the rally.
The market closed with 10 securities traded and ending with 2,839,792 units changing hands valued at $6,035,405. The JSE Junior Market Index rose 28.36 points to close at 785.93, with the price of 6 stocks advancing and 1 declining. At the close of the market, two stocks closed at new 52 weeks’ high and two hit 52 weeks’ high during trading but retreated. At the end of trading there were 4 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 1 with the offer lower. The junior market ended with 3 securities closing with no bids to buy and 10 securities that had no stocks being offered for sale.
Stocks trading in the junior market are, Access Financial traded 2,000 units and lost $1.89 to end at all-time high of $15.09. AMG Packaging price moved up in trading to $3 with 9,000 and closed with a gain of 74 cents, the stock was halted during trading for an hour and then was reopened at minutes before the close at which time it officially traded. Caribbean Producers traded 1,089,045 units between $2.75 and $3, where it closed with a gain of 25 cents. JM cht 30-4-15Dolphin Cove gained 30 cents with 1,000 shares trading, to close at a new 52 weeks’ high, of $9.50. General Accident Insurance had 1,152,419 shares trading, at a new 52 weeks’ high of $2, the stock traded as low as $1.75 but closed 10 cents higher than Wednesday’s closing price, at $1.80, Lasco Distributors had 177,909 shares trading to close with a loss of 3 cents at $1.40, but traded between $1.37 and $1.43. Lasco Financial Services closed with a gain of 7 cents as 175,000 shares traded, to end at $1.20. Lasco Manufacturing trading of 212,000 as high as $1.30, a new 52 weeks’ high but ended with a closing price of $1.20, Medical Disposables traded only 2,000 shares at $1.70 after losing 10 cents and Paramount Trading had 19,419 units trading at $3.60.