Demand climbs for juniors – Tuesday

JM Sign The junior market index lost some ground by the close on Tuesday with a loss of 19.39 points to end at 1,855.33, but trading volumes climbed above Monday’ s levels as Caribbean Cream, Lasco Distributors and Lasco Financial Services traded over 280,000 units each. Trading ended with 16 active securities, 6 of which advanced and 5 declined while 1,514,172 units valued at $7,024,157, changed hands.
On Monday 1,099,234 shares traded valued at $4.6 million at the close of trading only 1 stock closed with the bid higher than the last selling price and just 2 ended with lower offers.
At the end of trading, AMG Packaging gained 50 cents in trading 5,700 units to end at $13, Cargo Handlers hit a new 52 weeks’ high by gaining 52 cents to close with 1,000 units changing hands at $43.51, Caribbean Cream traded 283,550 units to end at $4. Caribbean Producers traded 1,732 units but fell 7 cents to end at $3.93, Consolidated Bakeries gained 1 cent with 15,000 shares trading $1.06, Dolphin Cove traded 200 shares at $13 for a loss of $1.50, Honey Bun fell 50 cents to close at $16 while 17,300 shares changed hands. Iron Rock Insurance closed with 10,000 units changing hands to end at $3.50.JM Trdng Sht 19-4-16 Jamaican Teas rose 9 cents and closed at $3.50 after 26,085 shares changed hands, Key Insurance fell 3 cents while trading 10,000 shares to close at $2.50, Knutsford Express closed with 9,200 units changing hands at $19. Lasco Distributors gained 5 cents to end at $5.50 with 634,064 units trading, Lasco Financial rose by 41 cents and closed at $3.03, with 288,330 shares changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing gained 10 cents with 208,236 shares changing hands to close at $3.70. Medical Disposables closed at $3.15 with 2,200 shares trading and tTech ended with 1,155 shares changing hands at $4.12 as the price gained 2 cents.

Honey Bun up again on Monday

Honey Bun jumps again on Monday

Honey Bun jumps again on Monday

The junior market closed slightly higher on Monday with a gain of 21.36 points to 1,874.72, helping in the rise was another climb by Honey Bun following the announcement of a consideration for a stock split. Trading ended with 20 active securities, 7 of which advanced and 8 declined while only 430,780 units valued at $4,634,021, changed hands.
There were only 3 stocks closing with bids that were higher than their last selling prices and 3 ended with lower offers.
At the end of trading, AMG Packaging lost 50 cents in trading 2,562 units to end at $12.50, Blue Power gained 80 cents to close with 2,196 units changing hands at $12, Caribbean Cream traded 143,062 units to end at $4 after falling by 2 cents, Caribbean Producers traded 90,000 units and gained 10 cents to end at $4. Consolidated Bakeries fell 13 cents with 13,000 shares trading $1.05, C2W Music closed at 33 cents with 10,000 units changing hands, General Accident Insurance traded 5,000 units but fell by 40 cents at $2.50, Honey Bun jumped $1.50 to close at $16.50 while 25,160 shares changed hands. iron-rock-ipo-hits-market-shortly/”>Iron Rock Insurance fell 15 cents with 75,500 units changing hands to end at $3.50, Jamaican Teas closed at $3.41 after 72,657 shares changed hands. Jetcon Corporation ended trading with 69,809 shares at $2.50 having lost 5 cents, Key Insurance fell 12 cents while trading 80,039 shares to close at $2.53, JM Trdng Sht 18-4-16KLE group traded 21,400 units at $1.43, Knutsford Express closed with 14,437 units changing hands at $19. Lasco Distributors gained 5 cents to end at $5.45 with 211,347 units trading, Lasco Financial rose by 41 cents and closed at $3.03, with 78,664 shares changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing gained 10 cents with 143,201 shares changing hands to close at $3.70. Medical Disposables closed at $3.15 with 1,300 shares trading, tTech ended with 2,910 shares changing hands at $4.10 as the price gained 5 cents and Derrimon Trading preference share ended with 36,000 units changing hands as the price slipped by 1 cent to end at $2.14.

Honey Bun jumps $2.45 on Friday

Honey Bun jumped sharply on Friday.

Honey Bun jumped sharply on Friday.

The junior market closed slightly higher on Friday with a gain of 27.86 points to 1,853.36 but more stocks declined than gained as Honey Bun share price jumped 19.5 percent. Trading ended with 18 active securities, 4 of which advanced and 6 declined while only 430,780 units valued at $1,515,398, changed hands.
There were only 4 stocks closing with bids that were higher than their last selling prices and 4 ended with lower offers.
At the end of trading, AMG Packaging lost 12 cents in trading 1,060 units to end at $13, Blue Power closed with 1,179 units changing hands at $11.20, Caribbean Flavours traded 3,000 units to end at $8.55 after gaining $1.05, Caribbean Producers traded 5,750 units and lost 10 cents to end at $3.90. Consolidated Bakeries rose 18 cents with 12,000 shares trading $1.18, C2W Music closed at 33 cents with 2,000 units changing hands, General Accident Insurance traded 594 units at $2.90, Honey Bun jumped $2.45 to close at $15 while 2,748 shares changed hands. Iron Rock Insurance had 1,000 units changing hands to end at $3.65, ISP Finance closed at $2.50 after trading 48,379 units, Jamaican Teas closed at $3.41 after JM Trdng Sht 15-4-161,200 shares changed hands but ended with the offer at $3.35 to sell 68,657 shares. Jetcon Corporation ended trading with 70,611 shares at $2.55 having lost 14 cents, Key Insurance fell 35 cents while trading 91,930 shares to close at $2.65, Knutsford Express closed with 406 units changing hands at $19. Lasco Distributors gained 34 cents to end at $5.40 with 93,665 units trading, Lasco Financial closed at $2.62, with 46,756 shares changing hands, the bid closed at $2.94 to buy 38,000 units with good support down to $2.60, Lasco Manufacturing fell 20 cents with 10,233 shares changing hands to close at $3.60 and tTech ended with 37,729 shares trading to end at $4.05 as the price fell by 3 cents.

10 juniors down 4 up on Thursday

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JM Sign build The junior market closed slightly higher on Thursday with a gain of 5.01 points to 1,825.50 but more stocks declined than gained. Trading ended with 18 active securities, 4 of which advanced and 10 declined while only 540,140 units valued at $2,757,260, changed hands.
There were only 3 stocks closing with bids that were higher than their last selling prices and 4 ended with lower offers.
At the end of trading, AMG Packaging traded only 395 units at $13.12, the stock closed with an offer to sell 10,000 units at $13. Blue Power declined by 75 cents with a mere 581 units changing hands at $11.20, Caribbean Cream traded 48,275 shares and fell 8 cents, to end at $4.02, Caribbean Flavours traded 12,500 units to end at $7.50 with a loss of 50 cents, Caribbean Producers traded 53,870 units and lost 7 cents to end at $4.03. Derrimon Trading closed at $5 with 10,000 units changing hands, but the offer was at $4.99 to sell 56,000 shares when trading ended, General Accident Insurance traded 63,000 units at $2.90 to gain 31 cents but at the close, 5,600 units were offered at $2.65. Iron Rock Insurance had 8,000 units changing hands with a loss of 25 cents, to end at $3.65, Honey Bun rose 5 cents to close at $12.55 while 18,000 shares changed hands, ISP Finance closed at $2.50 after trading 10,172 units, JM Trdng Sht 14-4-16Jamaican Teas fell 40 cents to close at $3.41 after 16,159 shares changed hands. Jetcon Corporation ended trading with 7,000 shares with the loss of a cent at $2.69, KLE Group traded 16,018 shares and fell 22 cents, to end at $1.43, Knutsford Express closed with 23,952 units changing hands at $19. Lasco Distributors gained 2 cents to end at $5.06 with 178,600 units trading, Lasco Financial lost 28 cents to close at $2.62, with 32,817 shares changing hands. At the close there were 2,363,963 units on the bid at $2.62. Lasco Manufacturing gained 30 cents with 30,530 shares changing hands to close at $3.80 and tTech ended with 10,271 shares trading to end at $4.08 as the price fell by 14 cents.

Results help junior activity Wednesday

AMG Packaging got a boost from the release of quarterly profits.

AMG Packaging got a boost from the release of quarterly profits.

The junior market closed slightly lower on Wednesday with a gain of 1.40 points to 1,820.49. Trading ended with 15 active securities, 6 of which advanced and 7 declined as 898,831 units valued at $4,498,985, changed hands as the release of quarterly reports for a few companies helped with improved sentiment.
There were only 2 stocks closing with bids that were higher than their last selling prices and 3 ended with lower offers.
At the end of trading, Access Financial lost 10 cents in trading 30,500 shares to close at $16.60. AMG Packaging rose 62 cents in trading 108,100 units at $13.12, as investors welcomed the 65 percent increase in profits for the for the six months, to $52 million after charging out $16 million for the start-up cost of the new tissue operation. Caribbean Cream traded 123,630 shares and gained 10 cents, to end at $4.10, after the company released full year results on Tuesday, with 40 cents per share earnings, following writing off of assets amounting to $31.4 million or 8 cents per share. Caribbean Producers traded 40,500 units and lost 7 cents to end at $4.03, Derrimon Trading closed with a gain of $1 at $5 with 18751 units changing hands, Honey Bun jumped $1.50 on news the board will be considering a subdivision of its shares to close at $12.50 while 21,550 shares changed hands. ISP Finance slipped 2 cents to close at $2.50 after trading 25,500 units, Jamaican Teas rose 1 cent to close at $3.81 after 25,000 shares changed hands, JM Trdng Sht 13-4-16KLE Group traded 270,000 shares and fell 5 cents, to end at $1.65, Knutsford Express closed with 1,601 units changing hands at $19. Lasco Distributors gained 4 cents to end at $5.04 with 59,000 units trading, Lasco Financial lost 10 cents to close at $2.90, with 40,889 shares changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing lost 10 cents and ended with 126,350 shares changing hands to close at $3.50, Medical Disposables fell 5 cents in trading 1,000 shares to close at $3.15 and Paramount Trading ended with 3,460 shares trading to end at $11.

Eppley up 26% in a week to Tuesday

Eppley added $46 to reach a new high on Tuesday

Eppley added $46 to reach a new high on Tuesday

Eppley surged $46 to hit an all-time high of $505 in trading on the Jamaican Stock Exchange junior market on Tuesday while trading 8,337 shares. The stock is now up 26.25 percent since last week with latest price putting the PE at 7.2 times last year’s earnings of $70.43 per share and comes ahead of the company exploring the raising of added equity capital for expansion.
The junior market closed slightly lower on Tuesday with a fall of 5.07 points to 1,819.09. Trading ended with 15 active securities, 5 of which advanced and 4 declined as 1,258,428 units valued at $7,440,298, changed hands.
There were 5 stocks closing with bids that were higher than their last selling prices and one ended with a lower offer.
At the end of trading, Access Financial had 500 shares trading to close at $16.60, Caribbean Producers traded 27,210 units and rose 5 cents to end at $4.10, Consolidated Bakeries had 782,175 units changing hands but fell 15 cents to $1, JM Trdng Sht 12-4-16Honey Bun had 80,402 shares trading and ended unchanged at $11. ISP Finance slipped 3 cents to close at $2.52 after trading 11,000 units, Jetcon Corporation rose 10 cents to close at $2.70 after 49,157 shares changed hands, Key Insurance closed at $3 with 1,000 units changing hands. KLE Group traded 4,231 shares and gained 1 cent to end at $1.70, Knutsford Express dropped $3 with 9,631 units changing hands at $19, Lasco Distributors ended with 30,890 units trading at $5. Lasco Financial closed at $3 with 17,962 shares changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing lost 5 cents and ended with 199,772 shares changing hands to close at $3.60 and tTech traded 2,000 shares and gained 22 cents to end at $4.22.

More gains for juniors on Monday

ISP Finance at new high on Monday.

ISP Finance at new high on Monday.

The junior market close slightly higher on Monday with an increase of 9.79 points to close at 1,824.16. Trading ended with 17 active securities, 4 of which advanced and 3 declined as 1,018,853 units valued at $4,061,844, changed hands.
There were 5 stocks closing with bids that were higher than their last selling prices and none ended with a lower offer.
At the end of trading, Access Financial had 6,220 shares trading to close at $16.60, Caribbean Cream lost 50 cents in trading 17,450 shares at $4, Caribbean Flavours rose 55 cents with 5,698 shares trading at $8, Caribbean Producers traded 57,130 units, to end at $4.05, C2W Music had 1,000 units changing hands at 33 cents. General Accident ended trading 59,420 units and closed at $2.59, Honey Bun had just 30,500 shares trading but ended unchanged at $11, JM Trdng Sht 11-4-16ISP Finance rose 20 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $2.55 after trading 6,031 units. Jetcon Corporation lost 24 cents to close at $2.60 after 8,680 shares changed hands, Key Insurance closed at $3 with 8,050 units changing hands. KLE Group traded just 1,485 shares to gain 3 cents to end at $1.69, Knutsford Express jumped $4.50 with just 100 units changing hands at $22, Lasco Distributors ended with 319,314 units trading at $5. Lasco Financial closed at $3 with 127,872 shares changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing ended with 160,969 shares changing hands to close at $3.65, Eppley 10% preference share traded 10,000 units at $6.10 and Derrimon Trading preference share fell 15 cents to end at $2.25 with 198,934 units changing hands.

Sharp gains for juniors – Friday

JM Sign The junior market moved sharply higher on Friday with 51.50 points to close at 1,814.37. Trading ended with 13 active securities, 6 of which advanced and 2 declined as 470,000 units valued at $1,549,597 changed hands.
There were 7 stocks closing with bids that were higher than their last selling prices and none ended with a lower offer.
At the end of trading, CAC 2000 had 4,674 shares trading to close at $6.50, Caribbean Producers gained 25 cents in trading 9,400 units, to end at $4.05, General Accident rose by 26 cents in trading 580 units and closed at $2.59. Honey Bun had just 1,500 shares trading but ended unchanged at $11, Iron Rock rose 5 cents to close at $3.90 after trading 12,048 units,JM Trdng Sht 8-4-16 Jamaican Teas closed at $3.80 after trading 21,710 units. Jetcon Corporation lost 1 cent to close at $2.84 after 149,862 shares changed hands, Key Insurance closed at $3 with 6,300 units changing hands. Lasco Distributors put on 50 cents and ended with 14,882 units trading at $5. Lasco Financial closed at $3 with 128,901 shares changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing ended with 87,508 shares changing hands having risen by 14 cents to close at $3.65, tTech traded 19,740 shares but lost 30 cents to close at $4 and Derrimon Trading preference shares gained 13 cents to end at $2.30 with 12,895.

Juniors steady – Thursday

JSE sign The junior market took a breather on Thursday from the sharp fall of the past few days to record a moderate gain of 6.85 points to close at 1,762.87. The market ended with 12 active securities, 4 of which advanced and 5 declined as only 785,366 units changed hands, valued at $2,423,588.
There were 6 stocks closing with bids that were higher than their last selling prices and 3 ended with lower offers. The junior market have fallen by a huge 25.5 percent from it peak earlier in the year. Sharp declines in the three Lasco listed stocks are major factors behind the steepness of the fall.
At the end of trading, CAC 2000 fell 3 cents as 11,080 shares traded to close at $6.50, Consolidated Bakeries lost 6 cents in trading 55,367 units, to end at $1.15, C2W Music traded 8,700 units at 33 cents, Dolphin Cove ended at $14.50 with 190 shares trading, General Accident fell by 37 cents in trading 93,021 units and closed at $2.33.JM Trdng Sht 7-4-16 Honey Bun had just 969 shares trading but rose 50 cents to end at $11, Jamaican Teas closed at $3.80 after trading 66,814 units. Jetcon Corporation lost 5 cents to close at $2.85 after 363,344 shares changed hands, Key Insurance gained 10 cents to close at $3 with 19,501 units changing hands, Lasco Distributors lost 1 cent and ended with 110,580 units trading at $4.50. Lasco Financial rose by 1 cent to end at $3 with 1,700 shares changing hands and Lasco Manufacturing ended with 54,100 shares changing hands having risen by 1 cent to close at $3.51.

Juniors take another big hit – Wednesday

JSE sign At the close, the junior market index dropped another 3.04 percent on top of the 4.9 percent it fell by on Tuesday, to close at 1,756.02, after shedding 55.06 points, on top of the 93.63 it fell by on Tuesday. The market ended with 17 active securities, 4 of which advanced and 12 declined as 2,838,527 units changed hands, valued at $11,128,849.
There were 2 stocks closing with bids that were higher than their last selling prices and 1 ended with a lower offer.
At the end of trading, AMG Packaging rose $1.40 with 2,000 shares traded to close at $12.50, Blue Power traded 385 units but lost $2.10 to close at $11.95, Caribbean Cream fell 20 cents to end at $4.50 with 15,229 units changing hands. Caribbean Flavours traded 5,335 shares and lost 11 cents to end at $7.45, Caribbean Producers traded 200,000 shares to end with a loss of 20 cents at $3.80, Consolidated Bakeries lost 3 cents in trading 51,344 units, to end at $1.21, General Accident fell by 20 cents in trading 56,296 units and closed at $2.70. Honey Bun had 8,880 units trading but dropped $1 to end at $10.50, ISP Finance lost 15 cents with 20,719 shares trading to end at $2.35, Jamaican Teas closed at $3.80 JM Trdng Sht 06-4-16after trading 41,880 units to record a loss of 20 cents. Jetcon Corporation closed at $2.90 after 398,120 shares changed hands as high as $2.95, Key Insurance gained 15 cents to close at $2.90 with 176,233 units changing hands. The stock had traded in the morning session at an intraday high of $3. KLE Group closed at $1.66 after falling 4 cents with 9,000 shares changing hands, Lasco Distributors lost 39 cents and ended with 1,548,585 units trading to close at $4.51. Lasco Financial rose by 24 cents to end at $2.99 with 37,883 shares changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing ended with 185,662 shares changing hands having risen by 44 cents to close at $3.50 and Medical Disposables traded 26,450 shares to end at $3.20 after losing 22 cents.