Junior Market drops 130 points in 3 days

The Junior Market Index dropped 129.61 points in three day including a drop of 63.02 on Thursday to close at 3,283.25 after 23 securities changed hands as just 4 securities advanced, 11 declined and 8 remained unchanged.
The market closed with an exchange of 1,535,498 units valued at $7,110,385, compared to 2,186,515 units valued at $8,022,205 on Wednesday from 29 securities that traded.
Trading ended with an average of 66,761 units for an average of $309,147 in contrast to 78,090 units for an average of $286,507 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 76,083 units valued at $349,211 and 76,725 units valued at $351,970, previously. September, ended with an average of 484,335 at $2,628,299 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading had 4 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices, while 5 closed with lower offers.
At the close of trading, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 8 cents at $1.82, with 51,277 stock units trading, Blue Power concluded trading with a loss of 50 cents at $6, with 30,062 units, CAC2000 finished with a loss of 2 cents at $18, with 10,000 shares changing hands, Cargo Handlers settled 4 cents higher at $13.49, in exchanging 52,740 shares, Derrimon Trading ended at $2.80, trading 284,353 shares. Elite Diagnostic closed at $3.40, with the swapping of 63,315 stock units, Everything Fresh traded 12,000 shares to close at $1.90, Express Catering ended trading with a loss of 20 cents to $8.30, with 238,377 shares changing hands, FosRich Group traded 37 cents higher at $3.70, with 14,982 shares, General Accident rose 25 cents to $3.95, in trading 2,100 shares. GWest Corporation closed with a loss of 10 cents at $1.80, with 22,918 stock units changing hands, Honey Bun ended at $4, trading 308 units, Indies Pharma lost 30 cents to end at $3 with 103,634 shares changing hands. Iron Rock concluded trading of 14,500 shares at $4.50, Jamaican Teas settled 40 cents higher at $4.20, with 4,500 shares changing hand. Jetcon Corporation ended trading of 137,500 stock units at $3.50, but only after trading at a 52 weeks’ low of $3.45. Knutsford Express closed at $11.50, with 10,100 shares trading, Lasco Distributors ended with a loss of 10 cents at $4, with 189,009 shares changing hands, Lasco Financial concluded trading of 28,860 stock units with a loss of 5 cents at $5.30. Lasco Manufacturing finished with a loss of 42 cents at $3.30, in swapping of 251,408 units, Paramount Trading closed with 3,600 shares trading with a loss of 60 cents at $2.15, SSL Venture Capital traded 9,500 shares at $2 and Stationery and Office finished trading with a loss of 8 cents at $9.90, with 455 stock units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

7 stocks fall on TTSE on Thursday

Stocks mostly rose in trading on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange on Thursday, with the price of 1 security rising, 7 declining and 10 remaining unchanged.
The market ended trading of 143,335 shares at a value of $2,574,472 compared to 505,143 shares at a value of $9,376,075 changing hands on Wednesday and ended with 18 securities changing hands, against 13 trading on Wednesday.
Trading closed, with the Composite Index declining by 5.87 points to 1,234.66, the All T&T Index fell 5.69 points to 1,698.98, while the Cross Listed Index declined 0.83 points to close at 103.63.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading closed with 4 stocks ending with higher bids than the last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
Stocks closing with gains| First Citizens rose by 10 cents to $32.75, after exchanging 1,376 shares.
Stocks closing with losses| Ansa Mcal dropped $1.49 and completed trading 18 units at $55.50, Grace Kennedy closed with a loss of 24 cents at $2.75, with 2,970 stock units changing hands, JMMB Group shed 7 cents to end at $1.63, after exchanging 45,892 shares, LJ Williams B share lost 5 cents and settled at 70 cents, after exchanging 100 shares, Republic Financial Holdings ended trading 5 cents lower at $105.95, after exchanging 590 shares, Scotiabank fell 5 cents and completed trading at $64.80, with 19,888 units and Trinidad Cement traded with a loss of 4 cents at $2.70, after exchanging 1,000 shares.
Stocks trading with no price change|Clico Investments closed at $20, with 13,600 stock units changing hands, First Caribbean International Bank completed trading 190 units at $8.50, Massy Holdings ended at $46.92, after exchanging 579 shares and trading at an intraday 52 weeks; low of $48.85. National Enterprises ended at $8.97, with 28,539 stock units changing hands, National Flour completed trading 2,728 units at $1.70, NCB Financial Group settled at $6.15, after exchanging 11,964 shares, One Caribbean Media concluded market activity at $12, after exchanging 1,868 shares, Prestige Holdings completed trading 533 units at $7.54, Trinidad & Tobago NGL settled at $29.40, after exchanging 10,000 shares and West Indian Tobacco completed trading of 1,500 shares at $90.
EM>Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Profit jumps 56% at Knutsford Express

Knutsford Express posted strong gains in profit for Q1.

After more than a year when Knutsford Express traded at elevated levels, things are on the mend but investors in the stock may still have to wait to see their investment paying off with much increase in the stock price.
The company’s latest results is encouraging that investors’ wait for full recovery of the price may not be far away. Profit jumped 56 percent in the August quarter to $88 million from $57 million in 2017 from Sale revenues that rose 23 percent for the quarter to $293 million from $237 million in 2017.
The company still has not provided investors with relevant information to be able to see what gross profit margin they are enjoying to better determine how well the operation is being managed.
Expenses rose at a slower pace than revenues, climbing 16 percent to $211 million from $181 million. Earnings per share rose to 18 cents for the quarter, up from 11 cents on 2017. IC Insider.com is forecasting 75 cents per share. The stock traded at $11.5 on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, with a PE ratio of 15 times 2019 earnings.
Gross cash flow brought in $108 million but growth in receivables, inventories, addition of $61 million to fixed assets net cash flows used up just $4 resulting in with cash and bank balances of $134 million plus short term investments of $96 million. At the end of August, shareholders’ equity stands at $714 million with borrowings at just $71 million. Net current assets ended the period $280 million well over Payables of $34 million.

Stocks dive again on JSE – Wednesday

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The sharp fall in prices on the Jamaica Stock Exchange main market continued on Wednesday closed with 19 declining just 8 rising and 7 holding firm and making big dents into the market indices.
At the close, the All Jamaica Composite Index diving 5,114.14 points to 409,805.35 and the JSE Index declined by 4,659.56 points to close at 373,379.06.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ending with bids higher than the last selling prices and 1 closing with a lower offer.
A total of 34 securities traded including 2 in the US dollar market, compared to 32 trading on Tuesday.
Trading ended with 3,255,602 units valued at $64,853,916 changing hands, compared with 3,865,461 units valued at $98,334,906 on Tuesday.
Trading closed with JMMB Group leading with 842,614 units and 25.9 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Carreras with 569,061 units and 17.5 percent of volume traded and Ciboney trading 500,000 units or 15.4 percent of the day’s volume.
Trading resulted in an average of 101,738 units valued at over $2,026,685, in contrast to 128,849 shares valued at $3,277,830 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 357,984 shares, valued $6,357,141 and previously, 382,244 shares, valued $6,804,156. September closed, with an average of 1,022,243 shares valued $15,752,876, for each security traded.
In the main market activity, Grace Kennedy rose 69 cents and ended trading 6,606 shares at $59.30, Jamaica Producers dropped 50 cents to close of $29.50 with 50,226 units changing hands, JMMB Group dropped $3.50 and ended at $31.50, with 842,614 shares trading. Kingston Wharves fell 43 cents in exchanging 11,112 stock units, to close at $82.07, NCB Financial Group lost 60 cents and ended at $128.40, trading 73,778 shares, Pulse Investments shed 30 cents to $2.50 trading 1,000 shares, Sagicor Group dropped $4.47 to $42.03, trading 100,416 shares, Sagicor Real Estate Fund lost 50 cents to close at $14, trading 14,745 shares, Salada Foods lost 55 cents and ended trading at $24.95, with 7,800 stock units, Scotia Group dropped $2.99 trading 46,233 units to close at $56.01, Seprod lost $4.40 and finished trading at $35.60, with 15,764 shares changing hands, Stanley Motta lost 45 cents in closing at $4.55 trading 67,400 shares, Sterling Investments gained 80 cents and closed at $23.30, with 250 shares and Supreme Ventures fell $2.48 to end at $17.51, with 89,967 shares changing hands.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 32,239 units valued at US$4,310 changing hands as Proven Investments ended trading 7,639 to close at 21 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments US dollar ordinary share traded 24,600 units to end at 11 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index closed unchanged at 167.78.

Junior Market drops again on Wednesday

The Junior Market Index dropped 40.27 points to close at 3,346.27 in trading on Wednesday with 28 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 2,186,515 units valued at $8,022,205, compared to 2,166,309 units valued at $10,544,793 on Tuesday from 29 securities that traded.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 7 securities advanced, 11 declined and 10 remained unchanged.
Trading ended with an average of 78,090 units for an average of $286,507 in contrast to 74,700 units for an average of $363,614 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 76,725 units valued at $351,970 and 76,601 for an average of $357,960 previously. September, ended with an average of 484,335 at $2,628,299 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading had 5 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices, while 4 closed with lower offers.
At the close of trading, Access Financial closed with a loss of 60 cents at $45.50, trading 200 shares, AMG Packaging fell 5 cents to end at $1.90, with 181,500 stock units changing hands, Blue Power concluded trading at $6.50, with 2,500 units, CAC2000 finished at $20, with 1,700 shares traded, Cargo Handlers settled with a loss of 5 cents at $13.45, with 1,320 shares changing hands Caribbean Cream ended trading at $6.75, with 20,000 shares, Caribbean Producers finished trading 19 cents higher at $6.89, with 126 units, Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 20 cents at $2.80, exchanging 100,659 shares, Elite Diagnostic finished with a loss of 10 cents at $3.40, with 18,495 stock units changing hands. Eppley settled at $9, trading 489 units, Everything Fresh traded 153,000 shares to close at $1.90, Express Catering ended trading 9 cents higher at $8.50, exchanging 57,736 shares, FosRich Group traded 7,954 shares with a loss of 27 cents at $3.33, General Accident finished trading of 26,850 shares at $3.70. GWest Corporation closed 10 cents higher at $1.90, with 43,253 stock units being exchanged, Indies Pharma ended with 283,523 shares changing hands at $3. Iron Rock concluded trading of 2,000 shares and rose 10 cents to $4.50, Jamaican Teas dropped 58 cents to $3.80, with 84,000 shares changing hands, Jetcon Corporation ended trading of 276,043 stock units with a loss of 40 cents at $3.50. Knutsford Express closed with a loss of 50 cents at $11.50, with 14,400 shares trading, Lasco Distributors ended at $4.10, with 242,367 shares changing hands, Lasco Financial concluded trading 282,547 stock units with a loss of 12 cents at $5.35, Lasco Manufacturing finished with a loss of 3 cents at $3.72, in exchanging 35,767 units. Main Event settled 10 cents higher at $6.05, with 68,659 shares changing hands, Medical Disposables ended trading 99 cents higher at $7.49, with 300 shares, SSL Venture Capital traded 268,584 shares at $2, Stationery and Office finished trading 12,043 stock units after rising 38 cents higher to end at a record closing high at $9.98 and tTech ended at $5, with 500 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

7 stocks rose on TTSE on Wednesday

Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange Head Quarters

Stocks mostly rose in trading on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange on Wednesday, with the prices of 7 securities rising, 2 declining and 4 remained unchanged.
The market ended trading of 505,143 shares at a value of $9,376,075 compared to 530,843 shares at a value of $24,133,808 changing hands on Tuesday and ended with 13 securities changing hands, against a same number trading on Tuesday.
Trading closed, with the Composite Index rising 1.68 points to 1,240.53, the All T&T Index adding 1.48 points to 1,704.67, while the Cross Listed Index rose 0.26 points to close at 104.46.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading closed with 4 stocks ending with higher bids than the last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
Stocks closing with gains| Clico Investments rose 49 cents and ended at $20, with 307,017 stock units changing hands, Guardian Holdings closed with a gain of 1 cent and completed trading 124,882 units at $16.90, National Flour gained 5 cents and ended trading 15,000 units at $1.70, NCB Financial Group finished trading with 5 cents and settled at $6.15, after exchanging 25,980 shares, Prestige Holdings closed with an increase of 2 cents and completed trading at $7.54, with 410 units, Trinidad & Tobago NGL added 10 cents and settled at $29.40, after exchanging 16,700 shares and West Indian Tobacco closed with a rise of 1 cent and completed trading of 971 units at $90.

Stocks closing with losses|Massy Holdings traded with a loss of 8 cents and closed at $46.92, after exchanging 3,153 shares and Scotiabank fell 4 cents and completed trading of 2,175 units at $64.85.
Stocks trading with no price change|JMMB Group ended at $1.70, after exchanging 2,248 shares, Republic Financial Holdings concluded trading at $106, after exchanging 611 shares, Sagicor Financial ended at $7.69, with 5,350 stock units changing hands and Unilever Caribbean ended at $25.50, trading 646 stock units.
EM>Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Sharp price changes hit JSE – Tuesday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market closed with a number of stocks having large price changes and the market indices pulling back from the record close on Friday.
At the end of trading, the All Jamaica Composite Index dived 3,531.21 points to 414,919.49 and the JSE Index declined by 3,217.33 points to close at 378,038.62.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 4 stocks ending with bids higher than the last selling prices and 4 closing with lower offers.
A total of 32 securities traded including 2 in the US dollar market, compared to 30 trading on Friday with the prices of 10 securities rising, 17 declining and 5 holding firm.
Sagicor Group traded at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $46.50, Mayberry Equities  traded at an intraday high of $20 and ended at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $12.51 and Carreras traded at a 52 weeks’ intraday low of $8.80.
Trading ended with 3,865,461 units valued at $98,334,906 changing hands, compared with 17,261,656 units valued at $203,142,878 on Friday.
Trading closed with Carreras with 896,721 units and 23.2 percent of the day’s volume, dominating trading, followed by Jamaica Stock Exchange with 454,951 units and 11.77 percent of volume traded and Grace Kennedy trading 449,788 units or 11.64 percent of the day’s volume.
Trading resulted in an average of 128,849 units valued $3,277,830, in contrast to 595,230 units valued $7,004,927 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 382,244 shares, valued $6,804,156 and previously, 406,926 shares, valued $7,181,976. September closed, with an average of 1,022,243 shares valued $15,752,876, for each security traded.
In the main market activity, Berger Paints shed 50 cents and closed at $22, trading 4,395 shares, Grace Kennedy rose 49 cents and ended trading 449,788 shares at $59.50, Jamaica Broilers lost 41 cents in trading 21,347 stock units, to close at $32.01, Jamaica Producers dropped $3 to close of $30 with 338,585 units changing hands, Kingston Wharves gained 50 cents in exchanging 6,921 stock units, to close at $82.50, Mayberry Investments lost 49 cents to close at $11.01 after trading 32,524 shares, NCB Financial Group lost 99 cents and ended at $129, trading 166,004 shares, PanJam Investment closed $1.50 lower at $64, with 77,368 stock units trading, Portland JSX traded 38,580 shares but fell 40 cents to close at $8.10, Pulse Investments gained 40 cents to $2.80 trading 261,000 shares, Sagicor Group jumped $4.02 to $46.50, trading 10,276 shares, Sagicor Real Estate Fund lost 40 cents to close at $14.50, trading 154,592 shares, Scotia Group rose $1 trading 4,055 units to close at $59, Seprod after dropping sharply by $12.50 on Friday, suffered another huge dive for the second day by $10.50 and finished trading at $39, with 2,000 shares changing hands after the announcement of the sale of 92 million shares at $23.99 each. Sterling Investments lost 50 cents to close at $22.50 while trading 27,270 shares, Supreme Ventures jumped $2.48 to end at $19.99, with 56,045 shares changing hands and Wisynco Group lost 30 cents to end at $10, trading 243,477 shares.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 403,750 units valued at US$44,588 changing hands as Proven Investments ended trading just 1,750 to close at 21 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments US dollar ordinary share traded 402,000 units and rose 0.05 cent to end at 11 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index lost 0.90 points to 167.78.

Junior Market drops on Tuesday

Trading on the Junior Market closed with an exchange of 29 securities, compared to 26 on Friday , ending with 5 securities rising 14 declining, while 10 remained unchanged, leading to the market index declining 26.32 points to close at 3,386.54.
Market activities, resulted in an exchange of 2,166,309 units valued at $10,544,793, compared to 1,506,696 units valued at $5,686,695 on Friday.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading had 3 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices, while 2 closed with lower offers.
Trading closed with an average of 74,700 units for an average of $363,614 in contrast to 57,950 units for an average of $218,719 on Friday. Trading for the month to date averages 76,601 for an average of $357,960 compared to averages of 76,799 for an average of $357,368 previously. September, ended with an average of 484,335 at $2,628,299 for each security traded.
At the close of trading, AMG Packaging ended at $1.95, trading 13,884 stock units, Blue Power concluded trading of 43,000 units, ending 50 cents higher at $6.50, CAC2000 finished trading 562 shares with a rise of 75 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $20, Cargo Handlers lost 15 cents to settle at $13.50, with 2,000 shares changing hands. Caribbean Cream fell 93 cents and ended trading 36,206 shares at $6.75, Caribbean Producers lost 30 cents in closing trading at $6.70, with 6,951 units, Derrimon Trading ended $3 trading 134,178 shares, Elite Diagnostic traded 47,045 stock units at $3.50, Eppley closed with a loss of $1 at $9, with 1,750 units changing hands, Everything Fresh traded 157,312 shares and fell 10 cents to close at $1.90, Express Catering fell just 1 cent and ended trading with 30,921 shares at $8.41, FosRich Group lost 40 cents in trading 15,689 shares to close at $3.60, General Accident declined by 30 cents and finished trading 120,380 shares at $3.70, GWest Corporation closed with 23,782 stock units changing hands at $1.80, Honey Bun rose 5 cents and ended at $4, in exchanging 30,915 units, Indies Pharma shed 35 cents and ended with 558,055 shares changing hands, to close at $3. Iron Rock concluded trading of 1,500 shares after declining 10 cents at $4.40, ISP Finance finished trading of 61,459 shares at $20, Jamaican Teas shed 1 cent to close at $4.38, with 10,600 shares changing hands. Jetcon Corporation lost 2 cents and ended trading 165,963 stock units at $3.90, Knutsford Express closed at $12 while exchanging 5,795 shares, Lasco Distributors ended at $4.10, in trading 52,046 shares, Lasco Financial rose 2 cents in concluding trading of 100,287 stock units to close at $5.47, Lasco Manufacturing finished at $3.75, with 2,880 units changing hands, Main Event settled with a loss of 29 cents at $5.95, with 20,000 shares trading,Medical Disposables ended trading at $6.50, with 482,684 shares, Paramount Tradingclosed with the trading of 10,000 shares at $2.75, Stationery and Office rose 10 cents and finished trading of 15,215 stock units at a record closing high of $9.60 and tTech shed 45 cents in trading 15,250 shares at $5.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

More bucks hit TTSE market – Tuesday

Trading on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange resulted in more than twice the amount of funds involved in the market on Tuesday, than the amount on Monday but with slightly less volume.
The market ended trading of 530,843 shares at a value of $24,133,808 compared to 674,102 shares at a value of $11,376,325 changing hands on Monday and ended with 13 securities changing hands, against 20 trading on Monday with the price of 3 rising, 3 declining and 7 remaining unchanged.
Trading closed, with the Composite Index rising 9.15 points to 1,238.85, the All T&T Index adding 0.04 points to 1,703.19, while the Cross Listed Index rose 2.53 points to close at 104.20.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading closed with 5 stocks ending with higher bids than the last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
Stocks closing with gains| Clico Investments rose 1 cent and settled at $19.51, with 11,063 stock units changing hands, NCB Financial Group added 36 cents and ended at $6.10, after exchanging 5,130 shares and Trinidad & Tobago NGL increased 2 cents and ended at $29.30, trading 38,204 shares.
Stocks closing with losses|Angostura Holdings share fell 1 cent and settled at $15.75, with 178,717 stock units valued at $.8 million changing hands, Republic Financial Holdings shed 1 cent and completed trading at $106, after exchanging 70,412 shares valued $7,463,830 and West Indian Tobacco lost 1 cent and concluded trading of 22 shares at $89.99.
Stocks trading with no price change| Ansa Merchant ended at $38.25, after exchanging 55,722 shares with a value of $2.15 million, Calypso Macro Index Fund traded 2,835 shares to close at $15.81, First Citizens ended at $32.65, after exchanging 625 shares, Massy Holdings completed trading at $47, after exchanging 2,720 units, National Enterprises settled at $8.97, with 2,500 stock units changing hands, One Caribbean Media completed trading at $12, after exchanging 8,132 shares and Scotiabank concluded trading at $64.89, with 154,761 units valued $10,042,335.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Mayberry Equities profit rises

Mayberry Investments

Strong growth in the Jamaican stock market drove the net assets of Mayberry Jamaican Equities to $15.6 billion at the end of September from $7.4 billion at September last year and from $8.9 billion at the end of December.
Mayberry reported an after-tax profit of $250 million for the September 2018 quarter, up sharply from $65 million in 2017. For the year to September this year, profit rose to $690 million from just $84 million in 2017 but a strong increase of $615 million in the September quarter and $1 billion year to date were the main drivers of the increased results in 2018. The performance resulted in Earnings per share of 21 cents for the quarter and 57 cents for the nine months.
Total comprehensive income for Q3 amounted to $4.25 billion, compared to $295 million for the corresponding quarter of 2017 and the booking of $6 billion for the nine months period reflecting gains from stocks held in the portfolio.
Net Revenues increased to $658 million from just $23 million in the 2017 quarter and is up to $1.26 billion for the nine months to September from a mere $32 million for the similar period in 2017.
Unrealized gains on investment, accounted for the bulk of the income while dividend Income amounted to $69 million in the quarter versus $29 million in 2017 and for the year to September, $296 million versus just $65 million in 2017. The addition of Supreme Ventures to the portfolio would have contributed in a major way to the increase.
Operating expenses increased to $390 million in the quarter from $8 million in 2017, for the year to date it moved to $548 million from $36 million in 2017 due to incentive and management fees for Investment management services and, also, Legal and Professional fees for a corporate loan of $2.2 billion acquired to expand the equity portfolio.
At the end of the quarter the company had cash funds of $1.37 billion and investments of $16.95 billion and amounts due creditors of $482 million and Net Book Value per share moved to J$13.01, at September 30 but fell by October 5, 2018 to $11.96, the company reported on the website of the Jamaica Stock Exchange.
The company’s portfolio comprises 31 securities including, Lasco Financial Services, Caribbean Producers, Blue Power, Iron Rock Insurance and Supreme Ventures.