Juniors market at a another high

Lasco Manufacturing new "I Cool" drinks - the stock closed at an all time high on Friday at $2.10.

Lasco Manufacturing new “I Cool” drinks – the stock closed at an all time high on Friday at $2.10.

The JSE junior market rose to another all-time high on Friday as 3 stocks rose and 2 declined with Lasco Manufacturing adding 39 cents to close at $2.10. The market gained 27.73 points to close at 1,039.38. At the close on Friday, 9 securities traded resulting in 2,897,842 units valued at $6,200,468 changing hands. The market ended with 6 securities closed with no bids to buy, while 6 had no stocks being offered for sale and had 4 stocks with bids higher than the last traded prices and only 1 with the offer being lower. Stocks trading are, Access Financial closed at $19 with 800 units changing hands, after trading earlier at $18, Cargo Handlers ended with 10,000 shares changing hands at $31, Caribbean Cream traded 5,000 units but lost 15 cents to close at $1.95. Caribbean Producers traded 196,806 units for a 1 cent JM - Trade 7-08-15 gain at $2.60, Derrimon Trading ended with 19,007 shares changing hands, with a gain of 10 cents to end at $2.35. Lasco Distributors traded 65,500 shares to close at $1.76, Lasco Financial Services traded 1,845,506 units to close at $1.90 after shedding 10 cents. Lasco Manufacturing with just 679,674 units changing hands, gained 39 cents to close at $2.10, for a new 52 week’s high and Derrimon Trading ended with 75,549 shares changing hands to end at $2.40.

First time above 1,000 for juniors.

theGoodNews The JSE junior market gained 25.57 points on Tuesday to close at over 1,000 points for the first time ever in another record breaker move. The index closed at 1002.75 points as profits and shortage of stocks being sold continue the impact price movements. Today’s gains bring the increase in index over 46 percent since the start of this year. Technical indicator shows resistance around the present level, if that is cleared decisively, which seems likely, then the junior market should be heading to 1,200 points before a major resistance develops.
In actual trading on Tuesday, 10 securities changed hands with 6 rising and 2 declining

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Access Financial Q2 profit up 71%

resulting in 1,410,115 units valued at $4,781,231. At the close, the junior market had 5 stocks having bids higher than their last selling prices, 2 with lower offers. 6 securities closed with no bids to buy, while 8 had no stocks being offered for sale.
Stocks trading are, Access Financial gained 50 cents to close at a new all-time high of $19 but with just 100 units, the company released results for the six months to June, with a 71 percent gain in the quarter, resulting in profit of $112.5 million versus $65.6 million and for the six months $252 million compared with $145 million. Today’s price, places the valuation of the stock around 10 times earnings. AMG Packaging with 16,596 units changing hands, ended unchanged at $3.60, Blue Power traded 164,139 units with the JM - Trade 4-08-15price rising 75 cents to $13, Caribbean Cream traded 48,500 shares at $2.10, after gaining 5 cents. Caribbean Producers dropped 46 cents, with 201,480 shares and closed at $2.59, Derrimon Trading had 10,000 shares changing hands, for a gain of 19 cents, to end at $2.25, Dolphin Cove jumped $3.35 to $12 while only 2,000 units traded. Honey Bun with 12,900 shares changing hands, closed 10 cents lower at $3, Lasco Distributors traded 14,500 shares to close at $1.80, Lasco Financial Services traded 935,900 units and gained 25 cents to close at $2.

Juniors market at all-time high

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Access Financial gained big on Friday

The JSE junior market racked up 46.56 points to 942.39 points for a new record high beating the previous high reached of 934.69 on June 10th, this year. The index gained 95.83 point during the week or 11 percent. A total of 10 securities traded with 9 rising and no declining resulting in 891,710 units valued at $2,263,064. The strong movement was aided by Access Financial that jumped to $15.50 from $12.76, Caribbean Producers gaining 50 cents, General Accident and gains in the three Lasco Companies along with a few others.
The market ended with 7 securities trading with 741,698 units changing hands, valued at $2,204,755 and the prices of 4 stocks rising and 2 declining.
At the close, the junior market had 6 stocks having bids higher than their last selling prices, 2 with lower offers. 6 securities closed with no bids to buy, while 8 had no stocks being offered for sale.
Stocks trading are, Access Financial gained $2.74 to close at $15.50 but with a small volume of 360 units, AMG Packaging traded 1,191 units with the price rising 10 cents to JM 31-7-15
$3.60, Caribbean Cream had 3,000 shares trading, firm at $2.05, Caribbean Producers gaining 50 cents, with 1,000 shares. Derrimon Trading ended with 10,000 units gaining 7 cents to close at $2.15, General Accident had 380,372 shares changing hands for a gain of 3 cents to end at $1.79, Lasco Distributors traded 28,397 shares to close at $1.71, up 6 cents, the stock closed with low supply to sell at $1.74 and $2.13. There are only 4 offers in the market amounting 70,000 units. Lasco Financial Services traded 1,400 units and gained 3 cents to end at $1.55, Lasco Manufacturing with 29,390 shares trading, closed 4 cents higher at $1.64, for anew 52 weeks high and Epply 9.5 percent preference share traded 166,600 units at $6.02, for a 1 cents gain.

Big jump again for juniors

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Lasco's new I Cool drink distributed locally by Lasco Distributors, produced by Lasco Manufacturing.

Lasco’s new I Cool drink distributed locally by Lasco Distributors, produced by Lasco Manufacturing.

Trading activity on the junior market ended on Thursday with the market making strong gains as investors responded to the strong profit increase of the Lasco companies leading to the JSE Junior market Index rising 20.86 points to close at 895.83. Based on the 45 percent jump in profit for Lasco Distributors and 75 percent increase at Lasco Manufacturing, the gains in the market should continue.
The market ended with 7 securities trading with 741,698 units changing hands, valued at $2,204,755 and the prices of 4 stocks rising and 2 declining.
At the close, the junior market had 6 stocks having bids higher than their last selling prices, 2 with lower offers. 6 securities closed with no bids to buy, while 8 had no stocks being offered for sale.
Stocks trading are, AMG Packaging traded 365,828 units with the price rising 5 cents to $3.50, Caribbean Cream had 6,998 shares trading, lost 5 cents to close at $2.05. Lasco Distributors traded 60,000 shares to close at $1.65, up 5 cents, the stock closed with demand to buy $158 and $1.60 and selling at $1.80 but there are only 3 offers in the JM 30-7-15market at $1.80 to $2.13 for 70,000 units. Lasco Financial Services traded 128,290 units and gained 2 cents to end at $1.52, after posting first quarter profit of $54 million compared with $47 million in 2014, Lasco Manufacturing with 74,582 shares trading, closed 10 cents higher at $1.60, for anew 52 weeks high, after posting first quarter profit of $247 million compared with $141 million in 2014. Lasco Manufacturing has demand to buy at $1.60, but the offers are light with under 50,000 units ranging from $1.65 to $2.50. Paramount traded 80,000 shares at $5.50 for a loss of 50 cents and Epply 10 percent preference share traded 26,000 units at $2.40.

Juniors jump Wednesday

Trading activity on the junior market ended on Wednesday with the market making strong gains as the Lasco companies benefitted from improved profits, leading to strong rise in the JSE Junior market Index of 27.15 points to close at 874.97.
The market ended with 7 securities trading with 1,525,437 units changing hands, valued at $2,532,757 and the prices of 3 stocks rising and 2 declining.
JM 29-7-15At the close, the junior market had 5 stocks having bids higher than their last selling prices, none with lower offers. 5 securities closed with no bids to buy, while 8 had no stocks being offered for sale.
Stocks trading are, Blue Power with only 100 units and declined 3 cents and ended at $12.96, Caribbean Cream had 25,390 shares trading but lost 3 cents to close at $2.10, Knutsford Express ended with only 100 shares trading at $6. Lasco Distributors traded 78,200 shares to close at $1.60, up 17 cents, Lasco Financial Services traded 35,665 units and gained 10 cents to end at $1.50, Lasco Manufacturing with 1,328,377 shares closed 10 cents higher at $1.50 and Paramount traded 57,575 shares at $6.

Some big Buy Rated gains more ahead

Hardware & Lumber with its Rapid True Value retail arm gained 265% since place on BUY RATED list

Hardware & Lumber with its Rapid True Value retail arm gained 265% since place on BUY RATED list

IC Insider Buy Rated stocks have chalked up 3 winners with gains in excess of 100 percent and two over 200 percent and one at 99 percent. 8 stocks have declined so far with losses between 7 percent and 27 percent but that should change as the year rolls on. There are no additions to the list, a few have been removed or put on hold.
Blue Power is now removed based on flat sales for the year to April and no immediate signs of a pickup. Dolphin Cove that was added in May last year and gained 48 percent is being moved to hold as revenues in the other half of the year to December is unlikely to grow to justify market out performance. The company had only a 6 percent increase in first quarter revenues down from 13 percent in 2014 and profit fell 10 percent to $133 million. Hardware and Lumber with buy out talks to acquire majority ownership with a maximum price of $18.50 and Scotia Investments are shifted to hold while JMM Group is moved from Buy Rated to Watch or accumulate based on the current price of $7.50.
As much as stocks with high gains may be view as already providing rich returns, there are much more gains left to be made. Carib Cement should report earnings in the $1 region this year with reduced cost, increased sales and the future should be even brighter as the local economy moves slowly into growth and lower interest rates will help boost building construction. Caribbean Cream has more than doubled this year in price but with lower input cost and increased sales should earn around 60 cents per share this year, at the present price of $1.60, there is room for growth. BUY Rated fn 7-15Jamaica Stock Exchange has had a phenomenal run this year with increased revenues and profit. Profit this year could reach $1.20 which should lift the stock some more and 2016 could be an even bigger year for it. Paramount Trading at $6 is still about 50 percent undervalued based on 2015 earnings and even more based on 2016 projected earnings. Lasco Manufacturing is yet to deliver in price movement but the 78 percent jump in the March quarter profits is a development that investors should be paying attention to.
Over in Trinidad, investors keep on ignoring Trinidad Cement but they should not, even with the 190 percent gain in the stock price. IC Insider sees higher profits flowing from increased sales, cost reduction including interest cost on loans. National Flour which we added in May is now up 21 percent still has more room to grow. The Trinidad market is likely to experience slow growth this year as such, many of the listings may not deliver much in the short term but investors should keep their eyes on Scotiabank that produced a nice lift in second quarter profits.

Access wanted

Access demanded on Friday at $11.50 for  100,000 shares

Access demanded on Friday at $11.50 for 100,000 shares

Activity closed with only 6 securities trading the same number as Thursday and ended with even less than 44,694 units changing hands, at the final day of the week only 33,681 traded valued at $139,654 compared to a mere $104,551 on Thursday. The JSE Junior Market Index declined 21.85 points close at 869.45 and is now down 7.3 percent from the high in June. The market ended with the prices of 3 stocks declining.
At the close, the junior market was showing improved sentiments with 8 stocks having bids higher than their last selling prices, 3 with lower offers, compared to 6 to 7 on Thursday and 4 securities closing with no bids to buy while 5 had no stocks being offered for sale. Access Financial Services closed with the bid above the last selling price with 131,000 units posted by three brokers on the bid to buy above the last traded price of $11.10. Offers in the market amounts to 8,360 units for sale between $15.50 and $18.50.
JM 3-7-15Stocks trading in the junior market are, Blue Power traded just 1,600 units unchanged at $9.50, Caribbean Cream traded 1,988 units on offer at $1.60, the offer at the close is at $1.60 to sell 62,805 units and the closest bid to buy, is for 126,643 units, well below, at $1.25. Lasco Distributors traded 9,365 shares at $1.65, just 5 cents lower than when it last traded, Lasco Financial Services traded only 2,128 shares and lost 8 cents to end at $1.76 and Lasco Manufacturing had 2,000 shares changing hands 16 cents lower at $1.20 and Paramount Trading ended with 16,600 shares unchanged at $6.

Low-keyed activity for juniors

Activity on the junior market closed with only 6 securities trading and ended with just 44,694 units changing hands, valued at a mere $104,551. The JSE Junior Market Index declined 4.89 points to close at 891.30. The market ended with the prices of 2 stocks advancing and none declining and with several prices appearing soft going into Friday’s trading.
JM 2-7-15At the close of the junior market was flashing weak signals on Thursday with 6 stocks having bids higher than their last selling prices, 7 with lower offers that were lower and 4 securities closing with no bids to buy while only 5 had no stocks being offered for sale.
Stocks trading in the junior market are, Cargo Handlers ending with 590 units changing hands to close unchanged at $30, Caribbean Cream traded 2,950 units at $1.60 but the offer at the close is at $1.55 for 75,800 units. Caribbean Flavours traded 10,000 shares to close 7 cents higher at $2.60. Knutsford Express traded 1,094 shares at $6.10, Lasco Financial Services traded 18,700 shares and put on 4 cents to end at $1.84 and Lasco Manufacturing had 11360 shares changing hands, unchanged at $1.36.

Paramount Trading’s big trade

Paramount_building Paramount Trading dominated the junior market with 10,549,936 shares changing hands at $6. Activity closed with 9 securities trading and ended with 11,106,761 units changing hands valued at $64,567,505. The JSE Junior Market Index declined 18.58 points close at 896.19. The market ended with the prices of 4 stocks advancing, 5 declining with 2 closing at 52 weeks’ high and 1 at a new low.
At the close of the junior market was flashing weak signals for Wednesday with 3 stocks having bids higher than their last selling prices, 4 with lower offers and 4 securities closing with no bids to buy while only 3 had no stocks being offered for sale.
Stocks trading in the junior market are, Access Financial Services closing with 28,700 shares gained 8 cents to close at $11.10, Blue Power ending with 8,901 units changing hands to close at $9.50, Caribbean Flavours trading 2,000 shares to close at $2.53 after losing 2 cents. Caribbean Producers traded 2,000 shares at $2.80, Dolphin Cove trading only 1,250 units at $12 for a loss of $1,JM - 1-7-15 at the close Lasco Distributors sold 304,274 shares and gained cents 1 cents at $1.70. Lasco Financial Services traded 69,700 shares and lost 13 cents to end at $1.80, Lasco Manufacturing had 140,000 shares changing hands at $1.36 and lost 9 cents at the end.
Caribbean Cream did not trade but remained under pressure closing with 75,800 units on offer at $1.55, 5 cents below the last traded price with the bid at $1.25, to buy 126,643 units, while offers are at $160, $1.70 up to $2.

Cargo Handlers keep on sailing away

CAR H 2015-06-26 Activity on the Junior Market was moderate and closed with 11 securities trading and ended with only 347,331 units changing hands valued at $1,016,457. The JSE Junior Market Index advanced 15.05 points close at 914.77. The market ended with the prices of 4 stocks advancing, 5 declining with Cargo Handlers closing at 52 weeks’ high.
At the close of the junior market was flashing weak signals for Wednesday with 4 stocks having bids higher than their last selling prices, 5 with lower offers and 5 securities closing with no bids to buy while only 3 had no stocks being offered for sale.
Stocks trading in the junior market are, Access Financial Services closing with 5,951 shares trading 2 cents up at $11.02, AMG Packaging ending with just 200 units changing hands to close 1 cent lower at $3.19 but had an offer at $3.15 at the end to sell 27,775 shares. Cargo Handlers recorded yet another all-time high in trading 9,342 units $1.50 higher to close at $30, Caribbean Cream traded 1,000 units at $1.60, Caribbean Flavours trading 16,581 shares to close at $2.53 after losing 2 cents, JM 30-6-15Caribbean Producers traded 5,000 shares and lost 20 cents to $2.80, Dolphin Cove trading only 811 units at $13 for a new high, after gaining 40 cents. At the close Knutsford Express sold 920 shares at $6.10. Lasco Financial Services traded 218,100 shares and gained 12 cents to end at $1.93, Lasco Manufacturing had 26,937 shares changing hands at $1.45 to again 14 cents at the end, Medical Disposables ended at $2.25 with 10,000 shares changing hands with a loss of 5 cents and Derrimon Trading 11.75% preference share closed with a 10 cents loss at $2.40.