Junior market brakes 1,300 Mark

AMG Packaging closed at a new 52 weeks' high on Friday

AMG Packaging closed at a new 52 weeks’ high on Friday

The junior market closed over the 1,300 mark for the first time on Friday, gaining 91 percent so far for 2015 and is heading even higher as several junior market stocks are undervalued. Trading resulted in 14 securities traded as the market index rose by 17.52 points to 1,310.65 for a new closing high. A total of 1,446,535 units, valued at $6,684,912 changed hands as 10 stocks advanced and 1 declined.
The market ended with 4 stocks closing at 52 weeks’ high. 4 securities ended with no bids to buy, while 7 had no stocks being offered for sale. A total of 8 stocks closed with bids higher than the last traded prices and none closed with a lower offer.
In trading, AMG Packaging closed with a gain of 57 cents at a 52 weeks’ high of $4.37 with 13,830 units changing hands, Caribbean Cream rebounded with a 20 cents gain and closed at $3.30 with 97,766 shares changing hands. Caribbean Flavours rose 18 cents to $3.98 with 270,000 shares changing hands to close at a new 52 weeks’ high. Caribbean Producers traded 31,000 units with a loss of 49 cents end at $2.50, Derrimon Trading had 32,804 units changing hands to end at $2.40 having gained 10 cents, Dolphin Cove rose 10 cents in trading 220,000 shares, to end at $13. General Accident ended with 80,000 shares changing hands, gained 30 cents and ended at a 52 weeks’ high of $2.20,JM - Trade sht 23-10-15 Jamaican Teas had 30,000 units changing hands for 9 cents higher to end at $3.44. Lasco Distributors with 22,240 shares changing hands, closed 8 cents higher at $2.95, Lasco Financial gained 4 cents and closed at $2.45 while 427,767 shares changed hands. Lasco Manufacturing traded 192,350 shares to end at $3.30, Medical Disposables closed at $2.55 with 883 shares trading, Paramount Trading ended with 15,000 shares changing hands with a rise of 50 cents to end at $7 for a 52 weeks’ high and Eppley 9.5% preference share, closed at $6 with 12,095 units trading.

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.

Juniors break 1,200 up 79% for year

Lasco Financial traded at a new intraday high of $2.10.

Lasco Financial traded at a new intraday high of $2.10.

The junior market keeps on hitting new records almost daily since beginning of last week, with sharp climb in prices of Caribbean Cream, Lasco Distributors and Lasco Manufacturing.
In trading on Monday the index for the juniors jumped through the 1,200 points mark resistance with ease by adding 67.28 points for a gain of 5.79 percent to settle at a record 1,229.99 points. Caribbean Producers, Lasco Distributors and Lasco Manufacturing, with the latter two hitting new record highs, contributed most to the market’s gain. A total of 4 stocks advanced, 5 declined as 9 securities traded while three new all-time highs were recorded at the close. The market ended with 2,885,431 units, valued at $6,883,707 changing hands. The junior market index is up 79 percent compared with 41 percent for the main market since the start of 2015.
At the close 4 securities ended with no bids to buy, while 5 had no stocks being offered for sale. A total of 7 stocks closed with bids higher than the last traded prices and none closed with a lower offer.
In trading, Blue Power traded 10,000 shares while losing $1 to close at $12.50, Caribbean Cream traded with a loss of 32 cents to end at $3.18 with 31,000 shares changing hands, some selling has come in for this stock with offers at $3.50 to sell 115,000 units 30,000 at $3.90 then at $4 and above to sell 144,000 shares. Caribbean Producers traded just 25,000 units with a gain of 40 cents to end at $2.50. Lasco Distributors closed at a new record high of $2.80 with 268,542 units trading for a gain of 30 cents. A total of 15,064 shares were on offer at $2.80 with the next set at $4 to sell 150,000 units, buying is at $2.55 for a small quantity. Lasco Financial had 1,724,201 shares changing hands to end at $2, with a gain of 5 cents, there was only one offer for 90,435 shares at the close at $3.80, bids were for a small amount at $2 and then at $1.90. JM - Trade sht 12-10-15Lasco Manufacturing traded 440,788 shares to end at $3.51 after gaining 51 cents for a new all-time high, the stock had a bid to buy 24,000 shares at $3.51 with three offers between $3.60 and $5 to sell 555,000 shares. Medical Disposables traded 29,900 shares to close with a loss of 8 cents to end at $2.37, Paramount Trading had 6,000 units changing hands at $6.01 to lose 49 cents and Derrimon Trading preference share ended with 350,000 shares changing hands to end with a loss of 3 cents at $2.20.
Trading in General Accident Insurance and Jamaican Teas took place at $2.10 and $3.95 respectively for 1,000 shares each, with less than an hour of trading left, the trades were cancelled at the close.

Big surge in juniors on Friday

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Lasco's hot "I Cool" drink - 2 Lasco companies closed at new all-time highs on Friday.

Lasco’s hot “I Cool” drink – 2 Lasco companies closed at new all-time highs on Friday.

The junior market ended on Friday at a new closing high of 1,162.71 for index which gained 5.77 percent with 63.41 points. The market is 7.2 percent away from the critical 1,200 points level which is a point of resistance. Since the end of 2014, the junior market index is up 69 percent compared with 41 percent for the main market.
A total of 6 stocks advanced, none declined as 10 securities traded while three new all-time highs were recorded at the close. The market ended with 2,486,913 units, valued at $4,312,241 changing hands.
At the close 5 securities ended with no bids to buy, while 6 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, Caribbean Cream traded at a new all-time closing high by gaining 20 cents of $3.50 with 251,200 shares changing hands, Caribbean Flavours traded 30,000 units trading at $3.08 for a 52 weeks’ high, Consolidated Bakeries ended with 1,649,784 units changing hands at $1.15, with a gain of 1 cent. JM - Trade sht 9-10-15Jamaican Teas had 2,282 shares trading to close at $3.20, with a gain of 10 cents, Knutsford Express traded 17,383 shares at $6. Lasco Distributors closed at a new record high of $2.50 with 283,976 units trading for a gain of 25 cents, Lasco Financial traded 70,688 shares changing hands to end at $1.95, Lasco Manufacturing traded 187,500 shares to end at $2.95 after gaining 15 cents for a new all-time high, Medical Disposables traded 3,100 shares to close unchanged at $2.45 and Paramount Trading had 1,000 units changing hands at $6.50.

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 modestly on Monday

Lasco products - demand for the company's stock is rising & supply falling.

Lasco products – demand for the company’s stock is rising & supply falling.

The junior market closed on Monday with the index gaining 6.65 points to end at 1,024.03, just 16.48 points away from a new record close which could be reached and exceeded on Tuesday, based on the quotes for a number of stocks with demand exceeded supply for them. A total of 5 stocks advanced, 2 declining as 9 securities traded. The market ended with 589,811 units, valued at $831,571 changing hands.
At the close 4 securities ended with no bids to buy, while 7 had no stocks being offered for sale. A total of 6 stocks closed with bids higher than the last traded prices and none closed with a lower offer.
In trading, Access Financial closed at $13, with 3,533 units changing hands, Caribbean Cream did not trade, but had a bid above the last traded price of $2.05 on Friday, to buy 20,000 units at $2.35. Caribbean Flavours gained 15 cents in trading 1,666 units at $2.85, Caribbean Producers traded 11,184 units at $2.35, for a 5 cents gain, Consolidated Bakeries rose 2 cents in trading 3,333 shares at $1.02, General Accident Insurance ended with 2,011 units changing hands at $1.50, in the process the stock price lost 1 cent. Jamaican Teas traded 1,000 shares to end with a gain of 22 cents at $3.22, JM - Trade sht 5-10-15KLE Group had 228,390 units trading, at a new low of 43 cents, after losing 7 cents. The stock remains weak at the close, with 287,274 units on offer at 43 cents and no buyers posting bids, Lasco Distributors with 187,793 units trading, ended with a gain of 2 cents to $1.97. Lasco Financial had 140,901 shares changing hands to end at $1.75 for a fall of 15 cents. Lasco Manufacturing did not trade and ended with an offer to sell 500,000 units at $3 and a bid to buy just 2,204 units at $2.30 which is above the last traded price on Friday of $2.21.

Juniors make major gains on Friday

Lasco's hot "I Cool" drink helped propel the stock to a new record close on Friday.

Lasco’s hot “I Cool” drink helped propel the stock to a new record close on Friday.

The junior market closed on Friday with the index jumping by 31.29 points back over 1,000 mark at 1,017.38 and a total of 4 stocks advancing, 4 declining as 8 securities traded. The market ended with 949,893 units, valued at $1,986,436 changing hands. Shortage of supply and increased demand for a number of stocks, prevented a more robust trading level for this market.
At the close 3 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 1 closed with a lower offer.
In trading, Access Financial closed at $13 with 2,732 units changing hands, to gain 50 cents, Caribbean Cream traded just 10,000 units with a gain of 30 cents at $2.05, General Accident Insurance ended with 71,624 units changing hands at $1.50, in the process lost 1 cent. JM - Trade sht 2-10-15Jamaican Teas traded 1,860 units to end at $3 with a loss of 14 cents, Lasco Distributors with 459,421 units trading, ended with a loss of 5 cents at $1.95. Lasco Financial had 27,130 shares changing hands to end at $1.90, for a gain of 1 cents, Lasco Manufacturing with 357,626 shares trading, closed at a 52 weeks’ high of $2.21, with a gain of 18 cents and Medical Disposables ended with 19,500 shares changing hands to end at $2.45 with a loss of 5 cents.
Supply have declined sharply for Caribbean Cream and Lasco Manufacturing, with offers now well above the last traded prices with demand above $1.90 for Caribbean Cream and over $2 for Lasco Manufacturing.

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.

Juniors slip with 2 stocks up 2 down

The junior market closed on Wednesday with the index slipping by just 0.63 points to 980.32 and a total of 2 stocks advancing, 2 declining as 7 securities traded. The market ended with 1,114,636 units, valued at $2,408,864 changing hands.
JM - Trade Sht 30-9-15At 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 2 closed with lower offers.
In trading, General Accident Insurance ended with 54,405 units changing hands at $1.50, in the process added 3 cents. Honey Bun with 19,883 shares changing hands, closed unchanged at $4.28, Jamaican Teas traded 54,925 units to end at $3.10 but after losing 12 cents. Lasco Distributors with 146,290 units trading, ended with unchanged at $2, Lasco Financial had 3,850 shares changing hands, ended at $1.61, Lasco Manufacturing with 335,283 shares trading, closed at $2.05 with a gain of 5 cents and Derrimon Trading preference share ended with 500,000 shares changing hands to end at $2.20 down 5 cents.