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 close above 1,500 – first time

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.

Another record close for juniors – Monday

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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.

11 junior stocks rose 2 down

Dolphin Cove share recover some of Wednesday's losses.

Dolphin Cove share recover some of Wednesday’s losses.

The junior market enjoyed wide spread trading as 16 securities were active but the market index rose 23.19 points to close at 1,311.54. A total of 1,859,693 units, valued at $6,149,063 changed hands as 11 stocks advanced and 2 declined.
The market ended with 1 stock 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 3 stocks closed with bids higher than the last traded prices and none closed with a lower offer.
In trading, AMG Packaging lost 9 cents to close at $4.80 with 51,861 units changing hands, Blue Power had 12,850 shares changing hands at $13, Cargo Handlers closed at a new 52 weeks’ high of 33 with 9,000 shares while adding $1. Caribbean Cream rose 20 cents and closed at $3.40 with 304,730 shares changing hands. Caribbean Producers traded 18,000 units for a gain of 2 cents to end at $3.10, Consolidated Bakeries traded 256,212 shares to end at $1.90 with a gain of 25 cents, for a 52 weeks’ high, Dolphin Cove recovered from the big loss on Wednesday, to gain $1.60, with 51,015 units changing hands, to end at $11.60. JM - Trade sht 29-10-15General Accident ended with 30,000 shares changing hands at $1.90, Honey Bun traded 19,052 shares at $5 to gain 82 cents, Jamaican Teas had 22,043 shares trading for 2 cents more at $3,42, KLE Group traded down 1 cent at 44 cents with 29,000 units, Knutsford traded 222 shares and gained 30 cents to a new all-time high of $6.50. Lasco Distributors with 486,615 shares changing hands, closed with a gain of 35 cents for a closing 52 weeks’ high of $3.41, after the price hit $3.45, during trading. Lasco Financial closed with a 15 cents gain to $2.60 after trading earlier at $2.67, a total of 307,061 shares changed hands, Lasco Manufacturing traded 162,035 shares to end with an increase of 15 cents to $3.40 and Medical Disposables ended with 99,997 units changing hands to end at $2.50.

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.

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.

New record close for juniors on Thursday

JSE sign The junior market ended on Thursday at a new closing high of 1,099.30 for index which gained 41.97 points, earlier in the morning session the index crossed over the 1,100 market and was at 1,105.75. A total of 10 stocks advanced, 2 declined as 14 securities traded while three new all-time highs were recorded at the close. The market ended with 571,293 units, valued at $1,595,810 changing hands.
At the close 4 securities ended with no bids to buy, while 8 had no stocks being offered for sale. A total of 5 stocks closed with bids higher than the last traded prices and one closed with a lower offer.
In trading, Access Financial gained 20 cents and closed at $12.70, with 2,000 units changing hands, AMG Packaging closed with a gain of 5 cents to end at $3.70 with 5,553 units trading, Blue Power closed with 21,475 units changing hands, the price rose of 30 cents to $12.50. Caribbean Cream traded at a new all-time closing high by gaining 20 cents of $2.80 with 39,528 shares changing hands, Caribbean Producers traded 10,088 shares at $2.10, Consolidated Bakeries ended with just 200 units changing hands at $1.14, with a gain of 4 cents. JM - Trade sht 8-10-15Dolphin Cove gained 20 cents to end at $11.70 while trading 2,500 units, General Accident Insurance traded 14,000 units at $1.58 to gain 8 cents, Honey Bun with 17,364 shares changing hands, fell 62 cents to end at $4.38. Jamaican Teas had 5,574 shares trading to close at $3.10 with a loss of 10 cents, Lasco Distributors closed at a new record high of $2.25 with 206,920 units trading for a gain of 25 cents, Lasco Financial gained 15 cents with 186,279 shares changing hands to end at $1.95, Lasco Manufacturing traded 55,812 shares to end at $2.95 after gaining 15 cents for a new all-time high and Paramount Trading had 4,000 units changing hands at $6.50.

Record close for juniors on Tuesday

Lasco Manufacturing New factory. The company's stock closed at a new all-time high of $2.50 on Tuesday

Lasco Manufacturing New factory. The company’s stock closed at a new all-time high of $2.50 on Tuesday

The junior market closed on Tuesday at the highest level ever for the index which gained 20.12 points to end at 1,044.15, thus exceeding the previous record close of 1,040.59 points it closed at on 11th of August 2015. A total of 6 stocks advanced, 3 declining as 9 securities traded while there were three new all-time highs at the close. The market ended with 1,240,633 units, valued at $1,770,254 changing hands.
At the close 4 securities ended with no bids to buy, while 8 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, Access Financial lost 50 cents and closed at $12.50, with 1,000 units changing hands, Caribbean Cream traded to close at a new all-time high of $2.55 with 50,329 shares changing hands, after gaining 50 cents. Consolidated Bakeries rose 2 cents in trading >962,162 shares at $1.10, after adding 8 cents,JM - Trade sht 6-10-15r General Accident Insurance ended with 1,000 units changing hands at $1.55, in the process the stock gained 5 cents. Honey Bun closed at a new high of $5 for a gain of 72 cents with 7,600 shares trading, Jamaican Teas traded 46,043 shares to end with a loss of 2 cents at $3.20, Lasco Distributors with 80,390 units trading, ended 1 cent down to $1.96. Lasco Financial had only 500 shares changing hands to end at $1.80 and added 5 cents and Lasco Manufacturing traded 91,609 shares to end at a new high of $2.50 after gaining 29 cents.

Juniors gained slightly on Thursday

JSE sign shrt The junior market closed on Thursday with the index gaining 5.77 points to 986.09 and a total of 4 stocks advancing, 2 declining as 10 securities traded. The market ended with 991,037 units, valued at $2,047,066 changing hands.
At the close 3 securities ended with no bids to buy, while 8 had no stocks being offered for sale. A total of 6 stocks closed with bids higher than the last traded prices and 1 closed with a lower offer.
In trading, AMG Packaging closed at $3.65 with 2,114 units changing hands, Caribbean Producers traded just 111,550 units with a loss of 5 cents at $2.30, Dolphin Cove closed with 4,144 units at $11.50, General Accident Insurance ended with 21,000 units changing hands at $1.51, in the process added 1 cent. Honey Bun with 6,383 shares changing hands, closed unchanged at $4.28, Jamaican Teas traded 5,211 units to end at $3.14 but after adding 4 cents, Lasco Distributors with 47,960 units trading, ended unchanged at $2. Lasco Financial had 221,300 shares changing hands to end at $1.79, for a gain of 18 cents, JM - Trade sht 1-10-15Lasco Manufacturing with 569,558 shares trading, closed at $2.03, with a gain of 2 cents and Paramount Trading ended with 1,817 shares changing hands to end at $6 with a gain of 10 cents.
Strong buying has come in for Lasco Manufacturing with at least 1.8 million units on the bid at $2 to $2.17 and at $1.90 are 536,000 units with only two offers on the board presently for $2.40 and at $2.80. Caribbean Cream has also seen increased buying interest with more than 1.6 million units on the bid to buy at $1.80 to $1.86, supply so far is at $2.05.