Junior market brakes 1,300 Mark

AMG Packaging closed at a new 52 weeks' high on Friday

AMG Packaging closed at a new 52 weeks’ high on Friday

The junior market closed over the 1,300 mark for the first time on Friday, gaining 91 percent so far for 2015 and is heading even higher as several junior market stocks are undervalued. Trading resulted in 14 securities traded as the market index rose by 17.52 points to 1,310.65 for a new closing high. A total of 1,446,535 units, valued at $6,684,912 changed hands as 10 stocks advanced and 1 declined.
The market ended with 4 stocks closing at 52 weeks’ high. 4 securities ended with no bids to buy, while 7 had no stocks being offered for sale. A total of 8 stocks closed with bids higher than the last traded prices and none closed with a lower offer.
In trading, AMG Packaging closed with a gain of 57 cents at a 52 weeks’ high of $4.37 with 13,830 units changing hands, Caribbean Cream rebounded with a 20 cents gain and closed at $3.30 with 97,766 shares changing hands. Caribbean Flavours rose 18 cents to $3.98 with 270,000 shares changing hands to close at a new 52 weeks’ high. Caribbean Producers traded 31,000 units with a loss of 49 cents end at $2.50, Derrimon Trading had 32,804 units changing hands to end at $2.40 having gained 10 cents, Dolphin Cove rose 10 cents in trading 220,000 shares, to end at $13. General Accident ended with 80,000 shares changing hands, gained 30 cents and ended at a 52 weeks’ high of $2.20,JM - Trade sht 23-10-15 Jamaican Teas had 30,000 units changing hands for 9 cents higher to end at $3.44. Lasco Distributors with 22,240 shares changing hands, closed 8 cents higher at $2.95, Lasco Financial gained 4 cents and closed at $2.45 while 427,767 shares changed hands. Lasco Manufacturing traded 192,350 shares to end at $3.30, Medical Disposables closed at $2.55 with 883 shares trading, Paramount Trading ended with 15,000 shares changing hands with a rise of 50 cents to end at $7 for a 52 weeks’ high and Eppley 9.5% preference share, closed at $6 with 12,095 units trading.

Juniors just shy of the 1,300 mark

Caribbean Flavours traded at a 52 weeks' high of $3.80.

Caribbean Flavours traded at a 52 weeks’ high of $3.80.

The junior market ended with mixed results as 9 securities traded, the junior market index rose marginally by 11.18 points to 1,293.13 for a new closing high. A total of 1,295,041 units, valued at $4,032,383 changed hands as 5 stocks advanced and 3 declined.
The market closed with 5 securities ending with no bids to buy, while 4 had no stocks being offered for sale. A total of 7 stocks closed with bids higher than the last traded prices and 1 closed with a lower offer.
In trading, Caribbean Cream rebounded with a 20 cents gain and closed at $3.10 with 69,419 shares changing hands. Caribbean Flavours rose 30 cents to $3.80 with 400,000 shares changing hands to close at a new 52 weeks’ high, Derrimon Trading had 54,665 units changing hands to end at $2.30 having lost 3 cents, JM - Trade sht 22-10-15Dolphin Cove rose 90 cents in trading 19,357 shares, to end at $12.90. Honey Bun ended with 5,000 shares changing hands to gain 8 cents and end at $4.08, KLE Group had 50,000 units changing hands at 43 cents, Lasco Distributors with 28,800 shares changing hands, closed 1 cent higher at $2.87 but traded as high as $3. Lasco Financial lost 19 cents and closed at $2.41 while 439,750 shares changed hands, the stock traded at $2.60 during the day, Lasco Manufacturing traded 228,050 shares to end at $3.30 after trading 19 cents lower.

More gains for JSE Thursday morning

The Jamaica stock market after 90 minutes of trading, recorded another morning of increases in the indices on Thursday morning, but just being barely up after being up by a fair amount up to 11am. Trading resulted in 23 securities changing hands with a volume of 3,586,645 units as 9 stocks gained and 8 declined.
The All Jamaican Composite index jumped 66.87 points to 135,115.30 JSE int 22-10-15 JSE Market Index rose 59.84 points to 122,731.18 the JSE combined index rose 145.04 points to be at 127,412.39 and the junior market index rose 9.91 points to 1,291.86.
In trading, Desnoes & Geddes exchanged 2,000,220 between $30 and $30.25 and now trades at $30, Jamaica Broilers exchanged 62,885 shares at $7.80, down by 20 cents, Caribbean Flavours traded at a new high of $3.80 with 400,000 shares as the stock gained 30 cents Lasco Financial Services had 439,750 units trading down to $2.41 after opening at $2.60 and lost 19 cents in the process.

7 juniors stocks rose 2 fell

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JSE sign shrtThe junior market ended with 11 securities traded as the junior market index fell 3.83 points to 1,281.95 with 1,300,792 units, valued at $14,184,687, changing hands as 7 stocks advanced and 2 declined.
The market ended with 5 securities ended with no bids to buy, while 2 had no stocks being offered for sale. A total of 7 stocks closed with bids higher than the last traded prices and 1 closed with a lower offer.
In trading, Caribbean Cream price slipped 33 cents and closed at $2.90 with 120,000 shares changing hands. Caribbean Flavours traded at $3.50 with 19,392 shares changing hands, Caribbean Producers traded 414,000 units to end at $2.99, Consolidated Bakeries rose 10 cents in traded 59,878 shares, to end at $1.30. General Accident Insurance ended with 127,562 shares changing hands to gain 5 cents and end at $1.90,JM - Trade sht 21-10-15 KLE Group had 116,279 units changing hands at 43 cents, Knutsford Express traded 132,617 shares at $6.20 after adding 5 cents to end at a new 52 weeks’ high, Lasco Distributors with 10,763 shares changing hands, closing 3 cents higher at $2.86. Lasco Financial closed at a new all-time closing high of $2.60 while 147,651 shares changed hands with the price rising 10 cents, the stock traded at $2.65 during the day, Lasco Manufacturing traded 147,651 shares to end at $3.49 after trading 14 cents higher and Medical Disposables closed at $2.55 with a rise of 20 cents with 10,000 shares traded.

Another new record close for juniors

Caribbean Flavours traded at a 52 weeks' high of $3.50.

Caribbean Flavours traded at a 52 weeks’ high of $3.50.

The junior market ended at a new record  high at the close, with 13 securities traded and the junior market index rising by 23.09 points to 1,285.78 with 1,356,689 units, valued at $3,717,777 changing hands while 7 stocks advanced and 3 declined.
The market ended with 5 securities closing with no bids to buy, while 4 had no stocks being offered for sale. A total of 8 stocks closed with bids higher than the last traded prices and 1 closed with a lower offer.
In trading, AMG Packaging closed with a loss of 8 cents with 26,909 units changing hands at $3.80 at the end of trading, Cargo Handlers ended with 712 shares changing hands, for a gain of $1 and closed at a new all-time high of $32, Caribbean Cream price slipped 7 cents and closed at $3.23 with 75,719 shares changing hands. Caribbean Flavours traded at a new 52 weeks’ high of $3.50 with 23,708 shares as the price rose 20 cents, Caribbean Producers traded 7,100 units to end at $3, Consolidated Bakeries rose 2 cents in traded 173,007 shares, to end at $1.20. Derrimon Trading ended with 335 shares changing hands to gain 3 cents and end at $2.33, Honey Bun had 10,222 units changing hands at $4, for an increase of 35 cents. Jamaican Teas had just 7,175 shares changing hands at $3.35, Knutsford Express traded 5,000 shares at $6.15 after adding 15 cents for a new all-time high, Lasco Distributors with 66,215 shares changing hands, closed at $2.83. Lasco Financial closed at a new all-time high of $2.50 while 549,875 shares changed hands with the price rising 24 cents and Lasco Manufacturing traded 410,712 shares to end at $3.35 after trading shedding 10 cents.

Juniors up on Thursday with 5 gains

Caribbean Flavours traded at a 52 weeks' high of $3.30.

Caribbean Flavours traded at a 52 weeks’ high of $3.30.

Focus on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Thursday was mostly on main market stocks with only 7 junior market securities trading up to midday. By the close, 10 securities traded and the junior market index was up 27.38 points to 1,232.17 with 2,227,302 units, valued at $6,746,786 changing hands as 5 stocks advanced and 1 declined.
The market ended with 5 securities ended with no bids to buy, while 3 had no stocks being offered for sale. A total of 7 stocks closed with bids higher than the last traded prices and 2 closed with lower offers.
In trading, AMG Packaging gained 8 cents to close at $3.88, with 1,072,687 units changing hands, Caribbean Cream fell 8 cents to $3.30 with 2,000 shares changing hands, Caribbean Flavours added 22 cents in trading 10,000 units at an all-time high of $3.30, JM - Trade sht 15-10-15Caribbean Producers traded 51,678 units and gained of 20 cents to end at $3. Consolidated Bakeries had 169,000 units changing hands at $1.18, Derrimon Trading had 635,700 shares changing hands at $2.30, KLE Group traded 10,000 units at 43 cents. Lasco Distributors rose 29 cents with 20,000 shares changing hands and closed at $2.80, Lasco Financial closed at $2.25 while 156,219 shares changed hands and Lasco Manufacturing traded 100018 shares to end at $3.29 after trading gaining 28 cents.

Big surge in juniors on Friday

Lasco's hot "I Cool" drink - 2 Lasco companies closed at new all-time highs on Friday.

Lasco’s hot “I Cool” drink – 2 Lasco companies closed at new all-time highs on Friday.

The junior market ended on Friday at a new closing high of 1,162.71 for index which gained 5.77 percent with 63.41 points. The market is 7.2 percent away from the critical 1,200 points level which is a point of resistance. Since the end of 2014, the junior market index is up 69 percent compared with 41 percent for the main market.
A total of 6 stocks advanced, none declined as 10 securities traded while three new all-time highs were recorded at the close. The market ended with 2,486,913 units, valued at $4,312,241 changing hands.
At the close 5 securities ended with no bids to buy, while 6 had no stocks being offered for sale. A total of 4 stocks closed with bids higher than the last traded prices and none closed with a lower offer.
In trading, Caribbean Cream traded at a new all-time closing high by gaining 20 cents of $3.50 with 251,200 shares changing hands, Caribbean Flavours traded 30,000 units trading at $3.08 for a 52 weeks’ high, Consolidated Bakeries ended with 1,649,784 units changing hands at $1.15, with a gain of 1 cent. JM - Trade sht 9-10-15Jamaican Teas had 2,282 shares trading to close at $3.20, with a gain of 10 cents, Knutsford Express traded 17,383 shares at $6. Lasco Distributors closed at a new record high of $2.50 with 283,976 units trading for a gain of 25 cents, Lasco Financial traded 70,688 shares changing hands to end at $1.95, Lasco Manufacturing traded 187,500 shares to end at $2.95 after gaining 15 cents for a new all-time high, Medical Disposables traded 3,100 shares to close unchanged at $2.45 and Paramount Trading had 1,000 units changing hands at $6.50.

Juniors gained modestly on Monday

Lasco products - demand for the company's stock is rising & supply falling.

Lasco products – demand for the company’s stock is rising & supply falling.

The junior market closed on Monday with the index gaining 6.65 points to end at 1,024.03, just 16.48 points away from a new record close which could be reached and exceeded on Tuesday, based on the quotes for a number of stocks with demand exceeded supply for them. A total of 5 stocks advanced, 2 declining as 9 securities traded. The market ended with 589,811 units, valued at $831,571 changing hands.
At the close 4 securities ended with no bids to buy, while 7 had no stocks being offered for sale. A total of 6 stocks closed with bids higher than the last traded prices and none closed with a lower offer.
In trading, Access Financial closed at $13, with 3,533 units changing hands, Caribbean Cream did not trade, but had a bid above the last traded price of $2.05 on Friday, to buy 20,000 units at $2.35. Caribbean Flavours gained 15 cents in trading 1,666 units at $2.85, Caribbean Producers traded 11,184 units at $2.35, for a 5 cents gain, Consolidated Bakeries rose 2 cents in trading 3,333 shares at $1.02, General Accident Insurance ended with 2,011 units changing hands at $1.50, in the process the stock price lost 1 cent. Jamaican Teas traded 1,000 shares to end with a gain of 22 cents at $3.22, JM - Trade sht 5-10-15KLE Group had 228,390 units trading, at a new low of 43 cents, after losing 7 cents. The stock remains weak at the close, with 287,274 units on offer at 43 cents and no buyers posting bids, Lasco Distributors with 187,793 units trading, ended with a gain of 2 cents to $1.97. Lasco Financial had 140,901 shares changing hands to end at $1.75 for a fall of 15 cents. Lasco Manufacturing did not trade and ended with an offer to sell 500,000 units at $3 and a bid to buy just 2,204 units at $2.30 which is above the last traded price on Friday of $2.21.

Stacking up Barita’s stock recommendations?

Pan Jam is the top selection

Pan Jam is the top selection

Thought some listings on the JSE are up in price significantly, we see opportunities for significant capital appreciation at this point in a number of stocks, a recent buy and sell recommendation by the Barita Investments said.
“Many are trading at attractive levels with trading ratios of 6-8 times price to earnings, creating a potentially good entry point in the long term, we favour companies with strategic plans to diversify their revenue streams outside of our local economy along with a return on equity that outpaces inflation”, the Barita Investments stock market outlook went on to state. Barita also states that their analysis of 10 years of price data for a number of stocks show that October, to January is the strongest period for the JSE as such, buying before that time is a wise strategy. Those findings coincides with the IC Insider’s research that shows the market predominantly, starts rallying around June to July most years and peaks in mid-May the following year.
IC Insider picked 10 stocks from Mayberry Investments’ daily recommendations along with their PE ratios to see how they matched up with that of Barita’s and listed IC Insider’s top buys as well. Barita’s recommendation report was dated September 11 while Mayberry’s recommendations were published between the September 11 and 18. Barita did not state the PE ratio for their selections but quoted prices, presumable to buy or sell at. A number of the sell recommendation stocks have risen in price since.
BILMIL-9-15rvIC Insider picked 11 stocks from Mayberry Investments’ daily recommendations along with their PE ratios to see how they matched up with that of Barita’s and listed IC Insider’s top buys as well. Barita’s recommendation report was dated September 11 while Mayberry’s recommendations were published between the September 11 and 18. Barita did not state the PE ratio for their selections but quoted prices, presumable to buy at. Based on feed-back obtained from Sean Taylor, Business Development Manager at Barita, what appeared to be sell recommendations, were in fact a part of the listing of stocks to buy.One selection Pan Jamaican is common to all three while 5 stocks are picked by 2 of the 3 these are National Commercial Bank, Caribbean Cream, Caribbean Flavours, Paramount Trading and Supreme Ventures.

Carib Flavours dominates juniors

Caribbean Flavours dominated junior market

Caribbean Flavours dominated junior market

Trading on Wednesday ended with 1,628,246 units, valued at $4,268,911 changing hands from a total of 7 securities that traded. The price of 2 stocks declined and 1 advanced with the junior market index adding 20.03 points to close at 972.17. Caribbean Flavours traded 1.22 million units to be the main contributor to the volume traded.
At the close, 5 securities ended with no bids to buy, while 5 had no stocks being offered for sale and 4 stocks closed with bids higher than the last traded prices and 2 with lower offers.
Stocks trading are, Caribbean Flavours traded 1,221,984 units firm at $2.70 in three trades, Caribbean Producers traded 159,738 units at $2.50, after the company reported good full year’s JM - Trade Sheet 2-9-15results on Tuesday. Dolphin Cove traded 2,100 shares at $12.90, a fall of 10 cents, General Accident Insurance ended with 81,279 shares trading unchanged at $1.42 at the close. Honey Bun had 17,080 shares trading at $3.95 but lost 30 cents, Lasco Distributors was up 14 cents to $1.94, with 9,030 units changing hands, after trading at $2 and Medical Disposables traded 137,035 shares to close unchanged at $2.50.