Juniors suffer big early drop

for the second consecutive trading day the juniors stocks got hit hard in early trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange with the index falling 3 percent, almost the same as on Friday. Trading was moderate after 75 minutes of trading with less than 50 percent of the listed securities being active.
JSE Int Cht 22-02-16A total of 11 stocks fell and 7 rose as 25 securities have been active with just 3,115,541 units changing hands.
Jamaican Teas fell 38 cents to $6.75 with 2,030,000 as a director sold 2 million units, for cash flow purposes. Lasco Manufacturing traded 87,494 units but fell 20 cents to $4 and helped in a major way to sink the market index but that would have been partially offset by Lasco Distributors with a gain of 13 cents to $7.43 and Caribbean Producers drop of 49 cents to $5 would have also been a big contributor to the fall of the index as well.
The all Jamaica Composite Index gained 83.07 points to 174,928.23, the JSE Market Index rose 74.32 points to 157,461.34, the JSE combined index fell 494.37 points to 167,623.10 and the junior market index dropped 62.47 points to 2,120.16. On Friday the junior index was down 64.27 in early trading to 2,176.36 points.

Junior stocks in sharp downturn – Friday

Access Financial traded at a new high of $20

Access Financial traded at a new high of $20

The junior market faltered again on Friday with 11 declining stocks and 4 advancing leading to a big 2.59 percent fall in the index of 58.00 points to end at 2,182.63 with 18 securities trading 2 of which ended at 52 weeks’ highs. The market ended with 1,035,881 units changing hands, valued at $5,711,682.98.
At the close, 1 security ended with no bid to buy and 7 securities had no stocks being offered for sale. There were 6 stocks closing with bids that were higher than their last selling prices and 3 ended with lower offers.
In trading, Access Financial traded 12,600 units to gain $3.20 and end at a 52 weeks’ high of $20, AMG Packaging dropped $1.50 while 52,672 units changed hands, to end at $14, Blue Power traded 10,498 shares and fell $1.50 to end at $9.50, CAC 2000 had 4,000 shares changing hand, to close at $7.02 after shedding 33 cents. Cargo Handlers traded 2,289 units at $40.30, Caribbean Cream rose by 35 cents while trading 70,000 shares to close at $4.50. Caribbean Producers lost 1 cent with 35,300 units changing hands, to close at $5.49, Consolidated Bakeries traded 220,000 units to close with a fall of 9 cents at $1.70, Derrimon Trading ended with only 125 shares changing hands and closed at a $4.90 after slipping by 10 cent. JM sum 19-2-16Dolphin Cove traded 7,500 shares at $15.61, General Accident traded 32,302 units at $2 to lose 12 cents, Honey Bun ended with 24,947 units changing hands to end at $13.50. Jamaican Teas had 65,554 shares trading with a loss of 67 cents to close at $7.13, KLE Group gained 30 cents and ended at a 52 weeks’ high of $2.80 with 60,764 shares changing hands, Lasco Distributors closed with 198,317 units trading to end at $7.30 for a 20 cents loss. Lasco Financial declined by 10 cents to end at $3.40 with 107,725 shares changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing ended trading with 107,788 shares and fell 40 cents to close at $4.20 and tTech closed with a 15 cents gain at $5 with 22,000 shares trading.

Falling junior stocks down on Thursday

AMG drops $2.50 on Thursday

AMG drops $2.50 on Thursday

The junior market faltered again on Thursday with 6 declining stocks and 3 advancing leading to a fall in the index 12.27 points to end at 2,240.63 with 17 securities trading. The market ended with 506,784 units changing hands, valued at $2,772,838.
At the close, 2 securities ended with no bid to buy and 7 securities had no stocks being offered for sale. There were 6 stocks closing with bids that were higher than their last selling prices and 1 ended with a lower offer.
The bid on Access Financial is $18.20 to buy 12,600 units versus the last trade at $16.80 and the lowest offer is at $23.49 to sell 15,150 units.
In trading, AMG Packaging dropped $2.50 while 7,373 units changed hands to end at $15.50, CAC 2000 had 30,760 shares changing hand, to close at $7.35, Caribbean Cream fell 6 cents while trading 61,890 shares to close at $4.15. Caribbean Flavours ended with 11,285 units changing hands with a gain of 10 cents to end at $8.60, Caribbean Producers lost 35 cents with 350 units changing hands, to close at $5.50, Consolidated Bakeries traded 57,380 units to close with a rise of 1 cent at $1.79, Derrimon Trading ended with 3,800 shares changing hands and closed at a $5. General Accident traded 4,198 units at $2.12 to gain 2 cents, Honey Bun lost 10 cents as 24,270 units changed hands to end at $13.50. JM sum 18-2-16Jamaican Teas had 4,688 shares trading to close at $7.80, KLE Group ended at $2.50 with 134,981 shares changing hands, Lasco Distributors closed with 73,795 units trading to end at $7.50 for a 29 cents loss. Lasco Financial declined by 2 cents to end at $3.50 with 23,307 shares changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing ended trading with 31,622 shares and fell 10 cents to close at $4.60. Medical Disposables traded 4,767 shares to close at $3.51, Paramount trading ended with 5,000 units changing hands at $11.30 and tTech closed at $4.85 with 8,996 shares trading.

11 junior stocks fall 1 rise – Wednesday

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Honey Bun closed at a 52 weeks' high on Wednesday.

Honey Bun closed at a 52 weeks’ high on Wednesday.

The junior market fell badly on Wednesday with 11 declining stocks and only 1 advancing leading to a fall in the index 26.12 points to end at 2,252.90 with 18 securities trading. The market ended with 876,572 units changing hands, valued at $3,718,863.
At the close, 2 securities ended with no bid to buy and 7 securities had no stocks being offered for sale. There were 8 stocks closing with bids that were higher than their last selling prices and 3 ended with lower offers.
The bid on Access Financial is down to $18.10 to buy 12,600 units versus the last trade at $16.80 and the lowest offer is at $23.49 to sell 15,150 units but the stock has not traded for several days.
In trading, AMG Packaging dropped $1.15 while 7,373 units changed hands to end at $18, CAC 2000 had 4,200 shares changing hands to close at $7.35, C2W Music traded 6,277 shares at 45 cents, Caribbean Cream fell 19 cents while trading 133,960 shares to close at $4.21, Caribbean Flavours ended with 3,083 units changing hands at $8.50. Caribbean Producers lost 35 cents with 4,500 units changing hands, to close at $5.50, Consolidated Bakeries traded 51,332 units to close with a fall of 1 cent at $1.78, Derrimon Trading ended with 270,000 shares changing hands and closed at a $5. Dolphin Cove lost 39 cents in trading 3,300 units at $15.61, JM sum 17-2-16General Accident traded 133,703 units at $2.10 to shed 25 cents, Honey Bun rose 52 cents as 100 units changed hands to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $13.60. Jamaican Teas fell 20 cents while trading 21,631 shares to close at $7.80, Lasco Distributors closed with 5,323 units trading to end at $7.79. Lasco Financial declined by 17 cents to end at $3.52 with 65,300 shares changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing ended trading with 53,450 shares and fell 20 cents to close at $4.70. Medical Disposables traded 3,233 shares to close with a loss of 1 cent at $3.51, Sweet River ended with 100,000 units changing hands at $4 and tTech closed at $4.85 with 9,807 shares trading after losing 5 cents.

Juniors suffer a fall on Tuesday

Derrimon closed at new 52 weeks' high on Tuesday.

Derrimon closed at new 52 weeks’ high on Tuesday.

The junior market gave back most of the gains it enjoyed on Monday, with a fall of 34.64 points to end at 2,279.02 with 16 securities trading, down from 22 on Monday with 7 declining and 4 rising. The market ended with 2 stocks closing at a new 52 weeks’ as 1,008,928 units changed hands, valued at $4,603,766.
At the close, 1 security ended with no bid and 7 securities had no stocks being offered for sale but there are strong signs of the possibility of a move forward, as 6 stocks closed with bids that were higher than their last selling prices and one ended with a lower offer.
The bid on Access Financial has now climbed to $19 to buy 12,600 units versus the last trade at $16.80 and the lowest offer is at $23.49 to sell 15,150 units.
In trading, AMG Packaging lost 84 cents while 1,374 units changed hands to end at $19.15, CAC 2000 had 1,540 shares changing hands to close at $7.35, Caribbean Cream fell 25 cents while trading 36,350 shares to close at $4.40, Caribbean Flavours lost 5 cents and ended with 22,000 units changing hands at $8.50. Caribbean Producers lost 5 cents with 90,000 units changing hands, to close at $5.85, Consolidated Bakeries traded 54,570 units to close with a rise of 4 cents at $1.79, Derrimon Trading ended with 162,700 shares changing hands and closed at a new 52 weeks’ high of at $5, for a gain of 35 cents. General Accident traded 320,806 units at $2.35 to gain 20 cents,JM sum 16-2-16r Honey Bun rose 8 cents as 21,410 units changed hands to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $13.08. Jamaican Teas rose 20 cents while trading 47,795 shares to close at $8, KLE Group lost 25 cents to end at $2.50 with 10,000 units trading, Knutsford Express with 10,000 shares changing hands, closed at $17.50, Lasco Distributors closed with 56,362 units trading, but fell 21 cents to end at $7.79. Lasco Financial declined by 1 cent to $3.69 with 39,711 shares changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing ended trading with 114,310 shares and regained 90 cents to close at $4.90 and tTech closed at $4.90 with 20,000 shares trading.

Juniors’ big day with 17 gains – Monday

Knutsford Express traded at a new all-time high of $18.50 on Monday.

Knutsford Express traded at a new all-time high of $18.50 on Monday.


The junior market enjoyed a strong rebound in trading on Monday with 22 securities trading, 17 of which advanced, 3 declined. The market ended with index having 45.92 points to end at 2,313.78 as 7 stocks closed at a new 52 weeks’ as an unusually large volume of 19,268,579 units changed hands, valued at $109,445,668.
At the close, 2 securities ended with no bid to buy and 8 securities had no stocks being offered for sale but there are strong signs of the possibility of a big move forward, as 3 stocks closed with bids that were higher than their last selling prices and none ended with a lower offer.
Access Financial has not traded for a while and closed with a bid at $18.60 to buy just 2,000 units, 12,600 units at $18.59 and 2,650 units at $18. Bids remain at $17.60 to buy 16,500 units, at $17.55 to buy 5,800 units and 33,700 units with a bid of $17.50, all above the last trade at $16.80. There are three offers posted at the close, at $23.49 to sell 15,150 units, 3,000 units at $23.50 and one at $27 for 5,000 units.
In trading, AMG Packaging lost 1 cent while 860,957 units changed hands, to end at $19.99, CAC 2000 had 15,500 shares changing hands to close 35 cents higher at an all-time high of $7.35 with, C2W Music traded 45,223 shares but lost 2 cents to end at 45 cents. Cargo Handlers gained $1.30 to close at an all-time high of $40.30, as 4,000 units changed hands, Caribbean Cream rose 50 cents while trading 43,962 shares to close at $4.65, Caribbean Flavours ended with 750,363 units changing hands at $8.50, Caribbean Producers gained 40 cents with 8,823 units changing hands to close at $5.90. Consolidated Bakeries traded 4,600 units to close with a rise of 4 cents at $1.79, Derrimon Trading ended with 3,732,015 shares changing hands and closed at a new 52 weeks’ high of at $4.65 for a gain of 10 cents, Dolphin Cove rose 28 cents and ended with 35,670 shares trading at $16, General Accident Insurance traded 4,801,700 units at $2.15 to gain 5 cents, Honey Bun rose 92 cents as 15,705 units changed hands to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $13. Jamaican Teas rose 20 cents while trading 116,703 shares to  close at a 52 weeks’ high of $8, KLE Group ended at $2.75 with 12,220 units trading, JM sum 15-2-16 Knutsford Express with 1,139,354 shares changing hands, closed with a gain of 50 cents at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $17.50, the stock traded as high as $18.50 during the day. Lasco Distributors closed with 335,916 units trading, but rose 50 cents to end at $8, Lasco Financial gained 70 cents to $3.70 with 2,528,860 shares changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing ended trading with 4,744,503 shares and lost 94 cents to close at $4, Medical Disposables gained 2 cents and ended trading with 48,000 units at $3.52. Paramount Trading rose by 10 cents to end with 1,817 shares changing hands at $11.30, Sweet River ended with 1,388 units changing hands at $4 after rising 10 cents for a 52 weeks’ high and tTech closed with a gain of 30 cents at $4.90 with 21,300 shares trading.

Decliners beat up advancers – Friday

Honey Bun closed at a 52 weeks' high on Friday.

Honey Bun closed at a 52 weeks’ high on Friday.

The junior market encountered a moderate fall at the closed on Friday with 15 securities trading, 4 of which advanced, 7 declined. The market ended with index having slipped 18.19 points to end at 2,267.86 as 2 stocks closed at a new 52 weeks’ as 2,619,072 units changed hands, valued at $10,651,233.
At the close, 2 securities ended with no bid to buy and 7 securities had no stocks being offered for sale but there are strong signs of the possibility of a big move forward, as 9 stocks closed with bids that were higher than their last selling prices and none ended with a lower offer. Including in the list of stocks with higher bids are Access with a bid at $18.05 to buy just 140 units, a bid for 2,650 units at $18, at $17.60 buying interest for 16,500 units, a bid at $17.55 to buy 5,800 units and 33,700 units with a bid of $17.50, all above the last trade at $16.80. There are two offers with one at $24 to sell 15,150 units and one at $27 for 5,000 units. Cargo Handlers has six bids between $40 and $40.21 to buy just under 10,000 units, the last sale was at $39 and there are no stocks offered for sale.
In trading, AMG Packaging lost 50 cents while 4,186 units changed hands, to end at $20, CAC 2000 had 2,290 shares changing hands to close at $7 with, C2W traded 116,777 shares but lost 2 cents to end at 47 cents. Caribbean Cream lost 50 cents in trading 532,315 shares to close at $4.15 but traded as high as $.70, Caribbean Flavours ended with 5,980 units changing hands at $8.50, Caribbean Producers traded 99,351 units to close at $5.50, after declining by 45 cents. Consolidated Bakeries traded 55,000 units to close with a rise of 12 cents at $1.75, Dolphin Cove ended with 400 shares trading at $15.72, JM sum 12-2-16Honey Bun rose 28 cents as 20,000 units changed hands to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $12.08. Jamaican Teas rose 30 cents while trading 34,808 shares, to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $7.80, KLE Group ended at $2.75 with 23,471 units trading, Lasco Distributors closed with 92,821 units trading, but fell 34 cents to end at $7.50, Lasco Financial dropped 5 cents to $3 with 1,198,671 shares changing hands. Lasco Manufacturing ended trading with 349,779 shares and lost 5 cents to close at $4.94, Medical Disposables ended trading 100,000 units at $3.50 and tTech closed with a loss of 10 cents at $4.60 with 100,000 shares trading.

10 junior stocks up & 5 down – Thursday

Jamaican Teas closed at a new high of $7.50 on Thursday.

Jamaican Teas closed at a new high of $7.50 on Thursday.

The junior market encountered a moderate fall at the closed on Thursday with 19 securities trading, 10 of which advanced, 5 declined. The market ended with index having slipped 10.32 points to end at 2,286.05 as 4 stocks closed at a new 52 weeks’ high as 1,462,823 units changed hands, valued at $6,676,310.
At the close, 2 securities ended with no bid to buy and 6 securities had no stocks being offered for sale but there are strong signs of the possibility of a big move forward, as 8 stocks closed with bids that were higher than their last selling prices and none ended with a lower offer. Including in the list of stocks with higher bids are Access Financial at $17.55 to buy 5,800 units and 33,700 units with a bid of $17.50, the stock last traded at $16.80 but the only offer is at $24 to sell 15,150 units and Cargo Handlers at $40.07 to buy 780 units, the last sale was at $39.
In trading, AMG Packaging lost 50 cents while 31,317 units changed hands, to end at $20.50, CAC 2000 gained 24 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $7 with 10,710 shares changing hands, C2W Music traded 116,777 shares but lost 2 cents to end at 47 cents. Caribbean Cream gained 1 cent in trading 95,273 shares to close at $4.65, Caribbean Flavours ended with 30,000 units changing hands at $8.50, Caribbean Producers traded 52,267 units to close at $5.95, after rising by 5 cents. Consolidated Bakeries traded 5,000 units to close with a loss of 1 cent at $1.63, Derrimon Trading rose 5 cents, to end with 7,975 shares trading at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $4.55, General Accident gained 4 cents in trading 36,600 shares to close at $2.10, Honey Bun rose 80 cents as 6,669 units changed hands to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $11.80.JM sum 11-2-16 Jamaican Teas rose 50 cents while trading 77,893 shares, to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $7.50, KLE Group ended at $2.75 with 13,604 units trading, Knutsford Express closed with 5,110 units changing hands at $17, Lasco Distributors closed with 86,476 units trading, to gain 34 cents to end at $7.84. Lasco Financial dropped sharply to close with a loss of 96 cents at $3.05 while 658,883 shares changed hands, Lasco Manufacturing ended trading with 183,822 shares and gained 4 cents to close at $4.99, Medical Disposables ended trading 30,000 units but the price slipped 5 cents to $3.50, tTech closed with a gain of 10 cents at $4.70 with 228,954 shares trading and Eppley preference share traded 10,000 units at $6.10.

8 junior stocks fell 4 gained – Tuesday

Honey Bun closed at a new 52 weeks' high on Monday

Honey Bun closed at a new 52 weeks’ high on Monday

The junior market encountered a moderate fall at the closed on Tuesday with 18 securities trading, 4 of which advanced, 8 declined. The market ended with index having slipped 5.30 points to end at 2,295.08 as 2 stocks closed at a new 52 weeks’ high and 1,181,038 units changed hands, valued at $6,522,458.
At the close, 2 securities ended with no bid to buy and 6 securities had no stocks being offered for sale but there are strong signs of the possibility of a big move forward on Thursday, as 9 stocks closed with bids that were higher than their last selling prices and none ended with a lower offer. Including in the list of stocks with higher bids are Access at $17.55 to buy 5,800 units and 33,700 units with a bid of $17.50, the stock last traded at $16.80 and Cargo Handlers at $40.07 to buy 890 units, the last sale was at $39.
In trading, AMG Packaging lost 50 cents while 17,110 units changed hands, to end at $21, C2W traded 3,000 shares at 49 cents, Caribbean Cream fell 6 cents in trading 88,384 shares to close at $4.64, Caribbean Flavours ended with 28,150 units changing hands at $8.50, Caribbean Producers traded 44,200 units to close at $5.90. Consolidated Bakeries traded 130,236 units to close at $1.64, Derrimon trading ended with 5,000 shares trading at $4.50, Eppley traded 2,000 units at a new high of $400.01, for 1 cent appreciation, General Accident fell 4 cents in trading 31,741 shares to close at $2.06.JM sum 09-2-16 Honey Bun had 36,400 units changing hands at $11 as the price rose $1 for a 52 weeks’ high, Jamaican Teas gained $1 while trading 65,649 shares trading to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $7, KLE Group ended at $2.75 with 28,126 units trading. Knutsford Express closed with 6,924 units changing hands but fell 25 cents at $17, Lasco Distributors fell 23 cents in trading 29,125 units to close at $7.50, Lasco Financial closed with a loss of 9 cents at $4.01 with 214,529 shares changing hands. Lasco Manufacturing ended trading with 172,310 shares but fell 5 cents to close at $4.95, tTech closed with fall of 1 cent at $4.60 with 228,954 shares trading and Derrimon Trading preference share traded 49,200 units at $2.16.

Big gains for Juniors on Monday

CAC 2000 closed at new high of $6.76 on Monday.

CAC 2000 closed at new high of $6.76 on Monday.

The junior market made strong gains at the closed on Monday with 15 securities trading, 5 of which advanced, 4 declined. The market ended with index rising 36.81 points to end at 2,300.38 as 2 stocks closed at a new 52 weeks’ high as 852,832 units changed hands, valued at $4,342,372.
At the close there are a few interesting bids, Access at $17.50 to buy 2,000 units and 33,700 units with a bid of $17.50, the stock last traded at $16.80, Cargo Handlers at $40.05 to buy 890 units, the last sale was at $39 and Honey Bun with the bid at $10.65 against a last sale price of $10.
At the close, 1 security ended with no bid to buy and 6 securities had no stocks being offered for sale but 5 stocks closed with bids that were higher than their last selling prices and none ended with a lower offer.
In trading, AMG Packaging gained $1.50 with a mere 100 units changing hands, to end at a new 52 weeks high of $21.50, CAC traded 2,999 units at an all-time high of 6.75 after gaining 5 cents, C2W traded 40,000 shares at 49 cents, Caribbean Cream fell 5 cents in trading 93,873 shares to close at $4.70. Caribbean Flavours ended with 13,500 units changing hands at $8.50 to gain 40 cents, Caribbean Producers rose 40 cents in trading 13,500 units to close at $5.90, Consolidated Bakeries traded 79,264 units to close at $1.60, General Accident fell 5 cents in trading 21,835 shares to close at $2.10. JM sum 8-2-16KLE Group ended at $2.75 with 4,000 units trading. Lasco Distributors closed with 177,571 units trading at $7.80, Knutsford Express closed with 13,450 units changing hands at $17.25, Lasco Distributors gained 10 cents in trading 225,255 units to close at $7.90, Lasco Financial closed with a loss of 15 cents at $4.10 with 225,203 shares changing hands. Lasco Manufacturing ended trading with 72,166 shares to close at $5, tTech closed with a 14 cents fall at $4.61 with 37,187 shares trading and Eppley 10% preference share traded 21,000 units at $6.10.