3 new highs for juniors as market gains

Dolphin Cove traded at an all-time high on Friday

Dolphin Cove traded at an all-time high on Friday

The junior market rose 8.13 points with the index ending at 1,623.70 points to close out the week at a record closing high. Trading closed with 11 active securities 4 of which advanced and 4 declined. A total of 649,691 units, valued at $3,165,918 changed hands. The market ended with 3 stocks closing at new 52 weeks’ high.
Only 3 securities ended with no bids to buy and 10 had no stocks being offered for sale, an indication of chronic supply shortage of junior market stocks. A total of 8 stocks closed with bids higher than the last traded prices and one closed with a lower offer.
In trading, Blue Power traded 100,000 shares and gained 10 cents in closing at $13.10, Caribbean Cream ended with 12,000 shares changing hands at $4.50 with a loss of 10 cents. Caribbean Flavours traded 155,000 units to end with a gain of 10 cents at $5 for a 52 weeks high, Caribbean Producers gained 22 cents and traded 136,000 units at $4.15 for a new 52 weeks’ high as investors continued to respond to good first quarter results, icinsider.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/JM-Trade-13-11-15.png”>JM - Trade 13-11-1522855″ />the stock closed without an offer, Consolidated Bakeries ended at $1.90, with 2,000 units changing hands. Dolphin Cove had 26,000 shares changing hands at a new 52 weeks’ high $14.28, for a rise of $1.43, General Accident Insurance traded only 14,000 units at $1.91, KLE Group ended with 12,000 units trading at 65 cents, Lasco Distributors closed with 43,628 shares changing hands, with a fall of 14 cents to $4.31 after trading as high as $4.45. Lasco Financial closed with a decline of 6 cents to $3.25 with a total of 78,563 shares changing hands after trading as high as $3.40, Lasco Manufacturing closed at $4 with 70,500 shares trading.

Juniors close 3 points shy of 1,600 points

JM - gph 10-11-15 The junior market rose 32.86 to just 3 points away from the 1,600 point mark at 1,597.17 points on Tuesday as 16 securities were active with 10 stocks advancing and one declined. A total of 1,088,460 units, valued at $4,588,567 changed hands. The market ended with 7 stocks closing at new 52 weeks’ high.
Only 2 securities ended with no bids to buy and 10 had no stocks being offered for sale, an indication of chronic supply shortage of junior market stocks. A total of 7 stocks closed with bids higher than the last traded prices and 3 closed with lower offers.
In trading, Blue Power gained 80 cents in closing at $13.80, with 4,200 units trading. Caribbean Cream ended with 20,000 shares changing hands, at a new 52 weeks’ high of $4.60, to gain 10 cents, Caribbean Flavours traded 87,075 units to end at a new 52 weeks’ high of $4.85, after rising 5 cents, Caribbean Producers traded 79,902 units at $3.05. Consolidated Bakeries rose 10 cents to end at $1.90, with 40,742 units changing hands. Derrimon Trading gained 20 cents, to end with 5,000 shares changing hands at a 52 weeks’ high of $3.20, Dolphin Cove had 26,300 shares changing hands at $13.50, for a rise of 50 cents at a 52 weeks’ high. General Accident Insurance traded only 200 units at $2. The stock ended with an offer at $1.97, to sell 20,000 shares, Honey Bun closed with a mere 454 shares changing hands, to end 8 cents higher at a 52 weeks’ high $5.28, Jamaican Teas rose 5 cents with 33,810 shares trading, to close at $3.90.JM - Trade 10-11-15 KLE Group ended with 1,515 units trading at 45 cents, Lasco Distributors closed with 367,050 shares changing hands with a loss of 43 cents to $4.07, Lasco Financial closed with an increase of 20 cents at a new 52 weeks’ closing high of $3.20 with a total of 219,943 shares changing hands after trading as high as $3.40, Lasco Manufacturing rose 6 cents to end at $3.96 with 196,769 shares changing hands at a new 52 weeks’ high and Derrimon Trading preference share ended with 400 shares changing hands at $2.20.

Juniors at a new high of 1,564 points

Caribbean Flavours traded at a 52 weeks' high of $4.80, being 1 of 4 JM stocks to do so.

Caribbean Flavours traded at a 52 weeks’ high of $4.80, being 1 of 4 JM stocks to do so.

The junior market rose 51.72 to end at 1,564.31 points on Monday as 10 securities were active with 7 stocks advancing and none declined. A total of 1,795,342 units, valued at $7,877,738 changed hands. The market ended with 4 stocks closing at new 52 weeks’ high and 1 at 52 weeks’ intraday high.
Three (3) securities ended with no bids to buy and 10 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, Caribbean Cream ended with 17,500 shares changing hands at a new 52 weeks’ high of $4.50 to gain 15 cents, Caribbean Flavours traded 144,722 units to end at a new 52 weeks’ high of $4.80, after rising 20 cents, Caribbean Producers traded 102,848 units at $3.05.JM - Trade 9-11-15 Consolidated Bakeries rose 15 cents to end at $1.80, with 45,000 units changing hands, Dolphin Cove had 150,150 shares changing hands at $13 after trading as high as $13.50. Jamaican Teas rose 5 cents with 74,015 shares trading, to close at $3.85, KLE Group ended with 6,250 units trading at 45 cents, Lasco Distributors closed with 88,950 shares changing hands with a gain of 50 cents to $4.50, for a new all-time closing high. Lasco Financial closed with an increase of 5 cents at a new 52 weeks’ closing high of $3 with a total of 540,380 shares changing hands and Lasco Manufacturing rose 30 cents to end at $3.90 with 625,527 shares changing hands.

Juniors close above 1,500 – first time

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The junior market index closed above 1,500 points on Friday & could be heading for over 2,000 mark but not just yet.

The junior market index closed above 1,500 points on Friday & could be heading for over 2,000 mark but not just yet.

The junior market crossed over the 1,400 mark on Wednesday and closed with a rise of 20.35 at 1,512.59 points on Friday. The junior market gained 12 percent for this week as the index grew by 187.64 points and brings the total gains to 120 percent for the year against all stocks on the market rising 79 percent based on the combined index.
The junior market ended trading in 14 securities as 5 stocks advanced and 4 declined. A total of 3,259,403 units, valued at $12,418,302 changed hands. The market ended with 3 stocks closing at new 52 weeks’ high and 1 at 52 weeks’ intraday high. Three (3) securities ended with no bids to buy and 9 had no stocks being offered for sale. A total of 5 stocks closed with bids higher than the last traded prices and 1 closed with a lower offer.
In trading, AMG Packaging closed at $5 with 1,710 units changing hands, Blue Power closed at $13 with 11,908 units trading, Caribbean Cream ended with 102,200 shares changing hands at a new 52 weeks’ high of $4.35 to gain 40 cents, Caribbean Flavours traded 1,218,881 units to end at a new 52 weeks’ high of $4.60. Consolidated Bakeries fell 30 cents to end at $1.65, with 233,930 units changing hands, Derrimon Trading ended with 10,000 shares trading at $3, Dolphin Cove had 7,800 shares changing hands at $13 after rising 50 cents, JM - Trade 6-11-15General Accident gained 10 cents with 4,000 shares trading, in closing at $2, Honey Bun ended with 84,605 units changing hands at $5.20. Jamaican Teas fell 10 cents with 109,490 shares trading, to close at $3.80, KLE Group ended with 15,000 units trading at 45 cents, Lasco Distributors closed with 171,484 shares changing hands with a gain of 45 cents to $4, for a new all-time closing high. Lasco Financial closed with an increase of 15 cents at a new 52 weeks’ high $2.95 with a total of 731,001 shares changing hands and Lasco Manufacturing fell 10 cents to end at $3.80 with 557,394 shares changing hands.

Juniors just 8 points from 1,500

Lasco Distributors closed at a new high on Thursday of $4

Lasco Distributors closed at a new high on Thursday of $4

The junior market just crossed over the 1,400 mark on Wednesday and closed less than 8 points from the 1,500 marks as bulls continue to their forward march. At the close on Thursday the index climbed 4.5 percent or 64.32 to at another record close of 1,492.24. The junior market ended trading in 17 securities as 8 stocks advanced and 4 declined. A total of 2,644,357 units, valued at $8,917,979 changed hands.
The market ended with 4 stocks closing at new 52 weeks’ high, while 3 securities ended with no bids to buy and 11 had no stocks being offered for sale. A total of 5 stocks closed with bids higher than the last traded prices and 2 closed with lower offers.
In trading, AMG Packaging closed with a gain of 15 cents to end at $5 with 10,575 units changing hands, Blue Power closed at $13 with 8,900 units changing hands, Caribbean Flavours traded 410,645 units to end at $4.50, Caribbean Producers traded 467,769 units and ended at $3.05. Consolidated Bakeries gained 15 cents to end at $1.95, with 10,000 units changing hands. Dolphin Cove had 6,739 shares changing hands at $12.50 after rising $1.47, General Accident ended with 37,959 shares changing hands, in closing at $1.90, Honey Bun ended with 14,160 units trading with a gain of 10 cents close at a new 52 weeks’ high of $5.20. Jamaican Teas had 10,501 shares trading, to close at $3.90, Knutsford Express closed with 19,622 shares trading, with a loss of 45 cents at $6.55, KLE Group end with 130,073 units trading at 45 cents for a rise of 1 cent, Lasco Distributors ended with 237,120 shares changing hands and closed with a gain of 45 cents at $4, for a new all-time closing high.JM - Trade 5-11-15 Lasco Financial closed with an increase of 15 cents at a new 52 weeks’ high $2.70, after trading earlier at $2.80, with a total of 774,689 shares changing hands. Lasco Manufacturing fell 10 cents to end at $3.80 with 349,918 shares changing hands, Medical Disposables closed at $3.40 with 108,574 shares trading and lost 10 cents, Paramount Trading ended with 3,102 shares changing hands and gained of 11 cents to $7.21 for a new 52 weeks’ high and Sweet River ended with 44,011 units changing hands at $3.86 after losing 1 cent.

Juniors break new ground with fresh high

Lasco Distributors closed at a new high of $2.55 on Wednesday.

Lasco Distributors closed at a new high of $2.55 on Wednesday.

The junior market broke the 1,400 points level for the first time, just after the market opened on Wednesday morning, after Lasco Manufacturing traded 31,500 units at $3.90 to lift the index by 23.71 to 1,420.07. The junior market ended trading in 12 securities as 4 stocks advanced and 1 declined.
The market index rose 31.56 points to end at a new all-time closing of 1,427.92 and has gained 103 percent since the start of the year. A total of 3,205,139 units, valued at $12,454,599 changed hands.
The market ended with 1 stock closing at new 52 weeks’ high, while 2 securities ended with no bids to buy and 7 had no stocks being offered for sale. A total of 7 stocks closed with bids higher than the last traded prices and none closed with a lower offer.
In trading, Access Financial closed at $11.60 with 5,000 units changing hands to end at of $11.55 while gaining $1.05, Caribbean Cream with 1,169,249 shares changing hands ended at $3.95, Caribbean Flavours traded 100,000 units to end at $4.50, Caribbean Producers traded 32,296 units for a rise of 5 cents to end at $3.05. Derrimon Trading ended at $3.10, with 25,070 units changing hands. JM - Trade 4-11-15Dolphin Cove had 80,000 shares changing hands at $11.03 after falling $1.96, General Accident ended with 82,455 shares changing hands, in closing at $1.90, Jamaican Teas had 2,300 shares trading to close at $3.90, Lasco Distributors ended with 554,500 shares changing hands and closed with a gain of 15 cents at $3.55 for a new all-time closing high. Lasco Financial closed with a 10 cents increase at $2.55, after trading earlier at $2.60, with a total of 131,975 shares changed hands and Lasco Manufacturing ended of $3.90 with 872,436 shares changing hands, Medical Disposables closed at $2.55 with 121,858 shares trading and Eppley cumulative preference share 2019, ended with 25,000 units changing hands at $6.07.

Juniors up 103% for 2015 to date

Lasco Manufacturing drink factory, which help push profit & the stock to new highs on Tuesday.

Lasco Manufacturing drink factory, which help push profit & the stock to new highs on Tuesday.

The junior market closed just shy of another milestone of 1,400 points with trading in 12 securities, the market index rose 48.59 points to end at a new all-time closing of 1,396.36 and has gained 103 percent since the start of the year. A total of 4,148,996 units, valued at $12,276,852 changed hands as 9 stocks advanced and 2 declined.
The market ended with 5 stocks closing at new 52 weeks’ high and 2 at an intraday high, while 2 securities ended with no bids to buy and 10 had no stocks being offered for sale. A total of 6 stocks closed with bids higher than the last traded prices and 2 closed with lower offers.
In trading, Cargo Handlers closed at $35 with 2,730 units changing hands to end at a new 52 weeks’ high of $35 while gaining $2, Caribbean Cream with 60,000 shares changing hands ended at $3.95 but traded for a new 52 weeks’ high. Caribbean Flavours gained 10 cents while trading 485,543 units to end at $4.50, for a new 52 weeks’ high, Caribbean Producers traded 60,000 units for a rise of 10 cents to end at $3, Consolidated Bakeries traded 15,000 shares, to end at $1.80 with a loss of 10 cents. JM - Trade 3-11-15Derrimon Trading rose 10 cents to end at a new high of $3.10, with only 12,000 units changing hands, General Accident ended with 1,149,000 shares changing hands, in closing at $1.90, after falling 10 cents, Jamaican Teas had 50,000 shares trading to close at $3.90, Knutsford Express had 5,780 shares changing hands at $7 after rising by 50 cents to close at a new 52 weeks’ high. Lasco Distributors ended with 738,362 shares changing hands and closed with a gain of 20 cents at $3.40. Lasco Financial closed with a 15 cents increase at $2.45 after trading earlier at $2.71, with a total of 954,116 shares changed hands and Lasco Manufacturing ended at a new all-time closing high of $3.90 with 663,465 shares changing hands with a rise of 50 cents.

Another record close for juniors – Monday

Honey Bun closed at a 52 weeks' high of $5.10

Honey Bun closed at a 52 weeks’ high of $5.10

The junior market enjoyed wide spread trading as 13 securities were active and the market index rose 22.82 points to end at a new all-time closing of 1,347.77. A total of 1,520,187 units, valued at $5,119,713 changed hands as 7 stocks advanced and 5 declined.
The market ended with 3 stocks closing at new 52 weeks’ high and one at an intraday high, while 3 securities ended with no bids to buy and 9 had no stocks being offered for sale. A total of 6 stocks closed with bids higher than the last traded prices and one closed with a lower offer.
In trading, AMG Packaging closed at $4.85 after trading at $5 with 83,316 units changing hands. The company reported big increase in profits after trading closed on Friday with earnings for the full year to August being 78 cents per share, up from 45 cents in 2014, Caribbean Cream with 188,800 shares changing hands ended at $3.40 but traded at an intraday high of $3.60. Caribbean Flavours gained 36 cents while trading 11,806 units to end at $4.40, Caribbean Producers traded 33,704 units for a loss of 11 cents to end at $2.90. Consolidated Bakeries traded 71,000 shares, to end at $1.90 with a loss of 10 cents, Dolphin Cove fell 1 cent to end at $12.99, with only 850 units changing hands. JM - Trade Sheet-11-15.General Accident ended with 31,129 shares changing hands, in closing at $2, after rising 30 cents, Honey Bun traded 1,070 shares at $5.10, for a new 52 weeks’ high, with a gain of 10 cents. Jamaican Teas had 75,615 shares trading to close at $3.90 after rising 48 cents, Lasco Distributors with 153,661 shares changing hands and closed with a gain of 10 cents at $3.20. Lasco Financial closed with a 10 cents decline at $2.30 after trading earlier at $2.50, after 105,409 shares changed hands. Lasco Manufacturing traded 250,635 shares to end with a decline of 3 cents to $3.40 and Medical Disposables ended with 514,192 units changing hands to end with a gain of 50 cents to a new all-time high of $3.50.

Junior at new record close on Friday

Consolidated Bakeries with their Purity brand closed at a new 52 weeks' high on Friday

Consolidated Bakeries with their Purity brand closed at a new 52 weeks’ high on Friday

The junior market enjoyed wide spread trading as 14 securities were active and the market index rose 13.41 points to end at a new all-time closing of 1,324.96. A total of 4,209,966 units, valued at $13,863,050 changed hands, as 5 stocks advanced and 5 declined.
The market ended with 2 stocks closing at a 52 weeks’ high while 3 securities ended with no bids to buy and 7 had no stocks being offered for sale. A total of 7 stocks closed with bids higher than the last traded prices and none closed with a lower offer.
In trading, AMG Packaging closed at $4.80 with 11,653 units changing hands, the company reported big increase in profits after trading closed, with earnings for the full year to August of 78 cents per share, up from 45 cents in 2014. Blue Power had 12,850 shares changing hands at $13, Caribbean Cream with 733,032 shares changing hands ended at $3.40, Caribbean Flavours gained 6 cents while trading 68,950 units at $4.06, Caribbean Producers traded 51,000 units for a loss of 9 cents to end at $3.01. Consolidated Bakeries traded 417,000 shares, to end at $2 with a gain of 10 cents, for a 52 weeks’ high. Derrimon Trading had 71,260 units trading at $2.80 at the close with a loss of 20 cents, Dolphin Cove recovered from the big loss on Wednesday, to end at $13, with a gain of $1.40 on Friday, as 130,300 units changed hands.JM - Trade sht 30-10-15
General Accident ended with 65,155 shares changing hands at $1.70 after falling 20 cents, Knutsford Express traded 778 shares at $6.50. Lasco Distributors with 924,890 shares changing hands and closed with a loss of 30 cents to $3.10. Lasco Financial closed with a 15 cents decline at $2.40 after trading earlier at $2.60. A total of 597,056 shares changed hands, Lasco Manufacturing traded 804,759 shares to end with an increase of 3 cents to $3.43, Medical Disposables ended with 331,133 units changing hands to end with a gain of 50 cents to a new all-time high of $3 and Derrimon Trading 11.75% preference share had just 3,000 units changing hands at $2.20.

Access sheds 22% in 2 days

Access fell 22% in 2 days to $10.50

Access fell 22% in 2 days to $10.50

Access Financial shed 22 percent in value in just two days as one investor speedily offloaded 228,000 shares between today and Tuesday. The junior market enjoyed wide spread trading as 13 securities were active but the market index fell 8.06 points to close at 1,288.35.
A total of 3,241,986 units, valued at $12,588,381 changed hands as 3 stocks advanced and 8 declined. The market ended with 1 stock closing at a 52 weeks’ high while 3 securities ended with no bids to buy and 6 had no stocks being offered for sale. A total of 5 stocks closed with bids higher than the last traded prices and none closed with a lower offer.
In trading, Access Financial closed with a loss of $2 to $10.50 with 170,271 units changing hands, AMG Packaging lost 1 cent to close at $4.99 with 200 units changing hands, Caribbean Cream fell 15 cents and closed at $3.20 with 19,195 shares changing hands. Caribbean Flavours closed at $4 with 145,904 shares changing hands, Caribbean Producers traded 557,978 units for a loss of 2 cents to end at $3.08, Consolidated Bakeries traded 17,444 shares to end at $1.65, Derrimon Trading ended with 1,400 shares changing hands at a 52 weeks’ high of $3. Dolphin Cove lost $1.20 with 295,515 units changing hands to end at $10, after trading, the company reported a 4 percent increase in profit after tax for the nine months to September, of $412 million over the outturn for the 2014 and a 17 percent increase in the September quarter, to $128 million. JM - Trade sht 28-10-15 General Accident ended with 400,882 shares changing hands and fell 15 cents to $1.90, Lasco Distributors with 442,302 shares changing hands, closed 5 cents higher at $3.06 after hitting $3.40 during trading. Lasco Financial lost ground with results that were flat, but with promise of improvement later, fell 18 cents to $2.45, after trading earlier at $2.65, with 841,230 shares changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing traded 270,065 shares to end at $3.25 while gaining 14 cents and Medical Disposables ended with 80,000 units changing hands for 5 cents lower to end at $2.50.