Trading picks up for juniors – Tuesday

Interest is up for Caribbean Cream with  575,000 units trading on Tuesday to end at $4.99.

Interest is up for Caribbean Cream with 575,000 units trading on Tuesday to end at $4.99.

The junior market made moderate gains at the close of trading on Tuesday with 15 active securities, with the junior market index inching up by 1.99 points to 2,252.30 as 5 stocks advanced and 6 declined. Market volume picked up from Monday’s low level of 775,816 shares valued at $4,015,547 changing hands, compared to 1,016,398 units valued at $4,845,689 on Tuesday.
At the end of trading 4 stocks closed with the bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 ended with lower offers.
At the end of trading, Access Financial Services traded just 100 shares with a gain of 5 cents at $17.40, as the demand for the stock builds but against limited supply.JM sum 21-6-16 AMG Packaging closed with 6,000 shares changing hands at $13, Caribbean Cream came in for good demand in trading 575,551 units, to end with a fall of 1 cent at $4.99, Caribbean Flavours ended with 33,700 shares at $7, Caribbean Producers had 85,069 units trading with a gain of 30 cents to close at $4.50. Consolidated Bakeries traded 100,000 units and rose 5 cents to end at $1.85, Dolphin Cove traded 162 units to close at $11.50. Honey Bun fell 50 cents and closed at $5.50JM Trdng Sht-21-6-16 with 43,782 units changing hands, Jamaican Teas closed trading with 1,048 shares, but fell 9 cents to end at $3.71, Lasco Distributors traded 10,675 units to end with a loss of 7 cents, at $7.88. Lasco Financial closed with a loss of 9 cents, at $3.35 with 7,850 shares changing hands, while Lasco Manufacturing gained 1 cent to close at $5.10 with 82,961 shares trading. Medical Disposables traded 53,500 shares to close at $3.60 after shedding 40 cents, Paramount Trading closed with a gain of 1 cent at $11 with 6,000 shares changing hands and tTech ended with 10,000 units changing hands to close at $4.

Junior market rises again – Friday

Medical Disposables traded at new high on junior market on Friday.

Medical Disposables traded at new high on junior market on Friday.

Trading in junior market closed with 16 active securities, with overall volume traded remaining low leading to only 721,925 shares valued at $3,110,379 changing hands on Friday. At the close 6 stocks advanced and 5 declined and the junior market index rose 9.59 points to 2,255.03.
At the end of trading one stock closed at a new high while the bids for 5 stocks closed higher than their last selling prices and 2 ended with lower offers.
JM sum 17-6-16At the end of trading, Access Financial traded 4,400 shares and rose 5 cents, to end at $17.35, AMG Packaging closed with a gain of 60 cents with 5,653 shares changing hands at $13, Blue Power traded 10,115 shares, to end at $13.55, Caribbean Flavours traded 6,000 units to end at $7, Caribbean Producers traded 6,930 shares at $4.20. Consolidated Bakeries traded 71,540 shares to close with a fall of 5 cents at $1.80, General Accident traded 32,300 shares and lost 15 cents to end at $2.10, Honey Bun rose 30 cents, to close at $6 with 1,720 units changing hands, but was offered at $5.85 at the close. Iron Rock Insurance traded 303,353 shares but fell 7 cents to close at $3.23, JM Trdng Sht-17-6-16Jamaican Teas added 10 cents in trading 197 shares at $3.80, Jetcon traded 4,690 shares at $2.50, Lasco Distributors traded 85,399 units to end with a loss of 1 cent, at $7.98. Lasco Financial gained 4 cents to close at $3.44 with 44,200 shares changing hands, while Lasco Manufacturing closed at $5.05 with 129,556 shares trading, Medical Disposables traded 15,372 shares and gained 47 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $4 and tTech ended with 500 units changing hands but fell 1 cent to close at $4.05.

Juniors up volume down – Thursday

JM SignTrading in junior market, saw an increase in the number of active securities over that of Wednesday, but the volume of stocks traded fell well below the nearly 10 million units that were previously traded, as the market closed with 17 securities being active, leading to 8 advancing and 6 declining.
The junior index rose 15.46 points to 2,245.44 at the close as only 755,695 shares changed hands down from 9,846,087 units of Wednesday, valued at $3,529,737 changed hands, in contrast to $46,610,748, previously. At the end of trading the bids for 5 stocks closed higher than their last selling prices and 2 ended with lower offers.
At the end of trading, Access Financial traded 4,210 shares and rose 30 cents, to end at $17.30, CAC 2000 gained 15 cents in trading 270 shares, to end at $6.70.JM sum 16-6-16 Caribbean Cream gained 20 cents, to trade 192,014 units at $4.80, after the company announced consideration of the payment of a dividend at a meet to be held later in June. Caribbean Flavours traded 8,000 units to end at $7, Caribbean Producers traded just 840 shares at $4.20, Consolidated Bakeries traded 223,538 shares to close with a fall of 4 cents at $1.85, Dolphin Cove ended at $11.50 with 38,500 shares changing hands, to gain 50 cents, General Accident traded 9,500 shares and lost 1 cent to end at $2.25. Honey Bun rose 65 cents, to close at $5.70 with 19,928 units changing hands, after it traded at $5, in the morning session. Iron Rock Insurance traded 23,955 shares but gained 7 cents to close at $3.30, JM Trdng Sht-16-6-16IC Insider BUY RATED ISP Finance Services traded 6,000 units at $4.10 after falling by 5 cents. Jamaican Teas lost 10 cents in trading 4,540 shares at $3.70, Jetcon traded 42,398 shares but fell by 15 to $2.50, Lasco Distributors traded 130,530 units to end unchanged at $7.99. Lasco Financial gained 4 cents to close at $3.40 with 20,188 shares changing hands, while Lasco Manufacturing closed with a gain of 5 cents at $5.05 with 28,284 shares trading and tTech ended with 3,000 units changing hands but fell 14 cents to close at $4.06.

Honey Bun trades 5.5m shares – Wednesday

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Honey Bun traded 5.5m shares on Tuesday.

Honey Bun traded 5.5m shares on Tuesday.

Lasco Manufacturing continues to trade in large volumes with 1.73 million units changing hands, up from 1.64 million units on Tuesday, Honey Bun had 5.5 million units trading, but the price slipped slightly at the end and Lasco Finance traded just over 2 million shares on a day of high volumes. Trading in the junior market ended with only 11 securities being active, leading to 4 advancing and 6 declining.
The junior index fell 8.91 points to 2,229.98 at the close as 9,846,087 shares, valued at $46,610,748 changed hands. At the end of trading the bids for 7 stocks closed higher than their last selling prices and 3 ended with lower offers.
JM sum 15-6-16At the end of trading, Blue Power traded 7,718 shares and declined by 10 cents to end at $13.55, Caribbean Cream rose 20 cents to trade 17,813 units at $4.60, the company announced that directors will be meeting later in June to consider the payment of a dividend. If approved, it will be the first dividend paid since listing. The company indicated in its prospectus to pay not less than 20 percent of annual after tax profits, Caribbean Flavours traded 50,000 units and lost 45 cents to end at $7, Consolidated Bakeries traded 121,000 shares to close with a rise of 14 cents at $1.89. Derrimon Trading ended at $3.30 with 5,250 shares changing hands, Honey Bun fell 41 cents, to close at $5.05 with 5,538,154 units changing hands after it traded at $6.40 in the morning session. Iron Rock Insurance traded 5,000 shares at $3.23, IC Insider BUY RATED ISP Finance Services traded at a new high of $4.15 with a rise of 5 cents while trading 3,379 units.JM Trdng Sht-15-6-16 At the close the stock had 4 bids to buy 131,000 units at $4 and 231,000 between $3.60 and $3.70, there is only one offer at $4.10 to sell 6,000 units. Lasco Distributors traded 291,702 units to end with the loss of 1 cent at $7.99, Lasco Financial lost 4 cents to close at $3.36 with 2,075,748 shares changing hands, while Lasco Manufacturing fell 5 cents and closed at $5 with 1,731,623 shares trading and Paramount Trading ended with 3,700 units changing hands and gained 9 cents to close at $10.99.

Juniors moved higher – Friday

Honey Bun dropped sharply by $1.62 on Friday to hit $5.25 at the close.

Honey Bun dropped sharply by $1.62 on Friday to hit $.525 at the close.

Trading in the junior market ended on Friday with increased participation of securities, with 16 being active, leading to 8 advancing and 4 declining. In spite of the increased participation, the junior index climbed 19.61 points to 2,234.65. At the close 2,704,040 shares, valued at $10,558,176 changed hands.
The bids for 9 stocks closed higher than their last selling prices and 3 ended with lower offers.
At the end of trading, Access Financial Services traded 4,500 units at $17, AMG Packaging rose 40 cents in trading 1,823 shares at $12.40, Caribbean Cream gained 30 cents to end at $4.45, after trading 12,400 shares. JM sum 10-6-16rCaribbean Flavours gained 65 cents and ended with 33,853 shares changing hands at $7.50, Caribbean Producers traded 5,500 shares to close at $4.10, Consolidated Bakeries traded 10,000 shares to close at $2, C2W Music traded 20,000 shares to end at 43 cents. Derrimon Trading fell 55 cents to $3.30, with 3,000 shares changing hands, General Accident Insurance gained 2 cents while trading 2,000 shares at $2.32, Honey Bun dropped sharply from its recent all-time high of $7.50 by 14 percent, by slashing $1.62 in trading on Friday with 243,212 units changing hands, to end at $5.25.JM Trdng Sht-10-6-16 A director sold 2 million units of Jamaican Teas shares with the price falling 10 cents as a total of 2,020,886 shares were traded to close at $3.10, Jetcon Corporation had 280,878 units changing hands at $2.65 after falling 5 cents. Lasco Distributors rose 34 cents in trading 2,800 units to end at $7.99, Lasco Financial closed at $3.20 with 38,500 shares changing hands to gain 4 cents, while Lasco Manufacturing closed at $5.05 with 20,688 shares trading with the price rising 5 cents and Medical Disposables traded 4,000 units at $3.53.

Juniors inch forward – Thursday

Lasco Manufacturing headed back to $5 on Thursday, after gaining 25 cents..

Lasco Manufacturing headed back to $5 on Thursday, after gaining 25 cents..

Trading in the junior market ended on Thursday with increased participation of securities, with 20 being active, leading to 6 advancing and 6 declining. In spite of the increased participation, the junior index barely budged by 1.89 points to 2,215.04. At the close 2,086,923 shares, valued at $9,158,507 changed hands.
The bids for 7 stocks closed higher than their last selling prices and 3 ended with lower offers.
At the end of trading, Access Financial Services traded 3,200 units at $17, AMG Packaging fell by 40 cents in trading 24,867 shares at $12, CAC 2000 closed at $6.55 with 236 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cream dropped 40 cents to end at $4.15, after trading 343,700 shares. Caribbean Flavours lost $1.14 and ended with 30,000 shares changing hands at $6.85, Caribbean Producers traded 4,513 shares to close with a loss of 40 cents, at $4.10, Consolidated Bakeries traded 337,192 shares to close at $2, C2W Music traded 26,000 shares to end at 43 cents. Dolphin Cove traded 4,000 units and gained 10 cents to end at $11.10, General Accident Insurance had 7,500 shares trading at $2.30, Honey Bun fell by 8 cents in trading 207,765 units at $6.87, Iron Rock had 109,000 shares changing hands with a gain of 3 cents, to end at $3.23. JM Trdng Sht-09-6-16ISP Finance traded 20,705 shares at $3.45, Jamaican Teas traded 75,159 shares and closed at $3.90, Jetcon Corporation had 103,000 units changing hands at $2.65 after gaining 5 cents, KLE Group closed with 2,000 units changing hands at $1.03 with a fall of 17 cents. Lasco Distributors rose 15 cents in trading 10,847 units to end at $7.65, Lasco Financial closed unchanged at $3.16 with just 500 shares changing hands while Lasco Manufacturing closed at $5 with 724,739 shares trading with the price rising 25 cents and tTech traded 52,000 units at $4.05.

9 junior stocks fall 4 rise – Wednesday

Honey Bun traded at a new high Wednesday.

Honey Bun traded at a new high Wednesday.

Trading in the junior market pushed the index to 2,213.15 points, up by 13.61 points as 15 securities traded with 4 advancing and 9 declining. At the close 1,190,538 shares, valued at $6,986,614 changed hands. The market ended with 1 stock trading at 52 weeks’ intraday high.
The bids for 5 stocks closed higher than their last selling prices and 4 ended with lower offers.
At the end of trading, CAC 2000 rose by 5 cents and closed at $6.55 with 5,000 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cream gained 5 cents to end at $4.55, after trading 93,680 shares, Caribbean Producers traded 2,500 shares, to close at $4.50, Consolidated Bakeries traded 4,270 shares with a loss of 2 cents, to close at $2. C2W Music traded 18,000 shares and gained 3 cents, to end at 43 cents, Dolphin Cove traded 79,515 units and lost 20 cents to end at $11, Honey Bun fell by 5 cents in trading 183,042 units at $6.95 after trading at a new high of $7.51 earlier in the day. Jamaican Teas traded 12,500 shares and closed at $3.90. JM Trdng Sht-08-6-16Jetcon Corporation had 10,000 units changing hands at $2.65 after falling by 10 cents, Key Insurance traded 5,000 shares and lost 25 cents to close at $2.50, KLE Group closed with 1,500 units changing hands at $1.20, having lost 16 cents, Lasco Distributors fell 49 cents in trading 472,645 units to end at $7.50. Lasco Financial closed with a rise of 1 cent at $3.16 with 195,440 shares changing hands while Lasco Manufacturing traded 116,110 shares and dropped 15 cents to close at $4.75, tTech traded just 28,351 units at $4.05 after shedding 7 cents and Eppley 8.5% preference share traded 42,500 shares at $6 but lost 10 cents.

Lascos’ big trades – Tuesday

Lasco Financial traded 1m shares on the junior market on Tuesday.

Lasco Financial traded 1m shares on the junior market on Tuesday.

Trading in the junior market pushed the index to end at 2,199.54 points, up by just 4.65 points as 15 securities traded with 5 advancing and 8 declining. At the close 7,943,352 shares, valued at $36,689,714 changed hands with Lasco Financial Services accounting for 1.1 million units and Lasco Manufacturing 5.1 million units. Trading closed with Honey Bun ending at a closing 52 weeks’ high of $7 after gaining 40 cents, with 312,784 units changing hands, resulting in the gain for the year reaching 437 percent.
The market ended with 2 stocks closing at 52 weeks’ highs while the bids for 5 stocks closed higher than their last selling prices and 4 ending with lower offers.
At the end of trading, AMG Packaging lost 5 cents at $12.40 with 4,050 units changing hands, Caribbean Cream lost 15 cents to end at $4.50, after trading 103,235 shares, Caribbean Producers traded 9,000 shares but lost 10 cents, to close at $4.50. Consolidated Bakeries traded 559,414 shares with a loss of 2 cents, to close at $2.02. C2W Music traded 1,000 shares and rose by 4 cents to end at 40 cents.JM Trdng Sht-07-6-16 Dolphin Cove traded 79,515 units and lost 20 cents to end at $11, General Accident Insurance fell 18 cents in trading 6,650 units at $2.26. ISP Finance Services rose 45 cents in trading 10,000 shares and closed at a 52 weeks’ high of $3.45, Jetcon Corporation had 128,775 units changing hands at $2.75 after falling by 12 cents, Key Insurance traded 1,500 shares at $2.75, Knutsford Express closed with 500 units changing hands at $17.50. Lasco Distributors rose 39 cents in trading 550,886 units to end at $7.99, Lasco Financial closed with a fall of 15 cents at $3.15 with 1,108,325 shares changing hands while Lasco Manufacturing traded 5,063,868 shares and gained 15 cents to close at $4.90 and tTech traded 10,500 units at $4.12 after shedding 18 cents.

Juniors move higher on Monday

Honey Bun closed at a new high of $6.60 on Monday.

Honey Bun closed at a new high of $6.60 on Monday.

Trading in the junior market pushed the index to end at 2,194.89 points, up by 29.07 points. A total of 13 securities traded with 7 advancing and 2 declining. At the close, 1,803,816 shares, valued at $8,745,258 changed hands. Trading closed with Honey Bun ending at a closing 52 weeks’ high of $6.60 after gaining $1.55, with 101,486 units changing hands, resulting in the gain for the year reaching 437 percent.
The market ended with bids for 7 stocks closing higher than their last selling prices and 3 ending with lower offers.
At the end of trading, Access Financial Services closed with a gain of 50 cents at $17 with 1,162 units changing hands, CAC 2000 close with 2,400 units trading at $6.50, Caribbean Cream gained 14 cents to end at $4.65, after trading 50,000 shares, Caribbean Producers traded 38,186 shares and gained 10 cents, to close at $4.60. JM Trdng Sht-06-6-16Consolidated Bakeries traded 20,000 shares with a gain of 4 cents, to close at $2.04. Dolphin Cove traded 38,920 units and gained 20 cents to end at $11.20, General Accident Insurance fell by 18 cents in trading 6,650 units at $2.26. KLE Group traded 100 units and fell 24 cents to close at $1.36, Knutsford Express closed with 20,120 units changing hands at $17.50, Lasco Distributors fell 30 cents with 105,688 units trading at $7.60. Lasco Financial closed with a rise of 16 cents at $3.30 with 257,296 shares changing hands while Lasco Manufacturing traded 1,200,628 shares and gained 15 cents to close at $4.75 and tTech traded just 100 units at $4.30.

Juniors trade higher on Friday

Consolidated Bakeries (Purity) trade at a new intraday high on Friday

Consolidated Bakeries (Purity) trade at a new intraday high on Friday

Trading in the junior market pushed the index over the 2,200 mark during trading in the morning session but it ended closing at 2,166.02, up by 15.97 points. The market saw high volumes of more than 290,000 shares in Consolidated Bakeries, Lasco Distributors and Lasco Manufacturing. At the close, 2,520,895 shares, valued at $12,191,278 changed hands.
A total of 13 securities traded with 6 advancing and 4 declining. The market ended with bids for 7 stocks closing higher than their last selling prices and 3 ending with lower offers.
At the end of trading, AMG Packaging traded 4,500 shares to close at $12.45, CAC 2000 close with 750 units trading at $6.50, Caribbean Cream closed with a loss of 15 cents at $4.51, after trading 36,570 shares, Carib Flavours did not trade but closed with the offer at $7.75 compared to the last traded price of $7.99. Caribbean Producers traded 14,050 shares and gained 55 cents, to close at $4.50, Consolidated Bakeries traded 294,747 units with a loss of 12 cents and ended at $2, after it traded at an intraday 52 weeks’ high of $2.15,JM Trdng Sht-03-6-16 C2W Music closed with 29,000 shares trading with a gain of 2 cents at 36 cents. Dolphin Cove traded 38,920 units and gained 20 cents to end at $11.20, Honey Bun ended at a closing 52 weeks’ high of $5.05 with a gain of 5 cents with 25,850 units changing hands. The price hit a high of $5.50 in the morning session. Jamaican Teas traded 108,490 units to close with a rise of 10 cents at $3.90, Lasco Distributors fell 30 cents with 514,000 units trading at $7.60. Lasco Financial closed with a fall of 20 cents at $3.14 with 167,400 shares changing hands while Lasco Manufacturing traded 1,280,146 shares and gained 10 cents to close at $4.60 and tTech traded 6,472 units at $4.30.