Jamaican Teas at new low

The Orchid property being developed that should add to Jamaican Teas' profits in 2015 & 2016.

The Orchid property being developed that should add to Jamaican Teas’ profits in 2015 & 2016.

Jamaican Teas closed trading at the lowest price since it was listed in 2011, prompted by the lowest profit reported since it was listed, as it generated earnings per share of 32 cents versus 55 cents in 2013. Investors may be reacting to results that were negatively affected by what may be one off cost, without focussing on what the future may hold.
Trading in the Junior Market closed with 6 securities traded and ended with 122,569 units valued at $215,553 being active. The JSE Junior Market Index fell 3.08 points to close at 665.49, with the price of one advancing 3 declining. At the close of the market, there were 2 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and none with offers that were lower. The junior market remains on the weak side with 8 securities closing with no bids to buy. There were 6 securities that had no stocks being offered for sale.
General Accident closed with 92,805 units trading, the price slipped 10 cents to $1.65, Honey Bun completed trading with 10,018 shares changing hands to close 10 cents up to $2, Jamaican Teas finished with 5,000 shares trading lower by 34 cents $2.50, to a new an all-time low. Paramount Trading ended trading with 7,000 shares changing hands to close at 5 cents lower at $2.55, Caribbean Producers ended trading with 1,746 shares changing hands to close at $2.15 and Consolidated Bakeries closed with 6,000 shares at 82 cents.

Lasco Distributor up 30% in November

JSE jm 11-14 gnsJunior market stocks gained 5 percent overall, for November, with Lasco Distributor moving up 30 percent to close at $1.50 as institutional buying, helped to push the price as the company enters new contracts that expand the product lines to be distributed as well as increased products form its sister company, Lasco Manufacturing. The manufacturing company stock rose 15 percent in the month as the second highest gain in the junior market. Buy Rated Knutsford Express grew 6 percent to end at $5.85 and Dolphin Cove another Buy Rated stock moved up 5 percent to end at $8.50.
JSE JM loss 11-14Lasco Financial closed at 95 cent, for a 3 percent decline the same decline as General Accident in closing at $1.50. Jamaican Teas ended at $2.85, down 14 percent, the company reported lower profits for the fiscal year to September. Blue Power dropped to $6.05 or 22 percent but the bid climbed to $7 after the company reported profit that was just slightly lower than in the six months to October last year, by 7 percent, as it reported earnings of 91 cents per share, for the period.

Lasco Manufacturing trades 4.8m shares

Lasco's new I Cool drinks

Lasco’s new I Cool drinks

Trading in the Junior Market closed with a pick up in activity on a day when Lasco Manufacturing traded more than 4.8 million shares, in 6 different trades.
Trading in the junior market, ended with 5,369,992 units changing hands, valued at $5,518,795. The JSE Junior Market Index rose 3.71 points to close at 684.67 with only 7 securities traded, the price of 2 advanced and 2 fell. At the close of the market, there was 1 stock with the bid higher than the last selling price and 3 stocks with offers that were lower. The junior market continues to exhibit weakness with 7 securities closing with no bids to buy. There were 4 securities that had no stocks being offered for sale.
the stocks traded are, Caribbean Producers concluding trading with 151,805 units to close with a gain of 20 cents to $2.20. Lasco Distributors concluded trading with 26,500 units and put on 1 cent to $1.51 for a new 52 weeks’ high, Blue Power ended with 121 shares changing hands to close at $6.80, Derrimon Trading ended with 2,000 shares trading at $2.15, Lasco Financial finished trading with 346,160 shares changing hands 93 cents, Jamaican Teas finished trading with 10,000 units to fall 55 cents to a new 52 weeks’ low of $2.85 and Lasco Manufacturing ended with 4,833,406 shares changing hands, to close at 1 cent to 99 cents.

Knutsford Express top juniors

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KNutsfordOwners280x150Knutsford Express Services traded over 5 million shares at a new high of $5.85 on the Junior Market. Trading ended with 6,061,987 units valued at $30,930,731. The JSE Junior Market Index rose 12.60 points to close at 669.22, only 5 securities traded, with the price of 4 advancing.
At the close of the market, there were 2 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 stocks with offers that were lower. The junior market continues to exhibit weakness with 8 securities closing with no bids to buy. There were 5 securities that had no stocks being offered for sale.
Caribbean Producers finished trading with 185,826 shares, and closed with a gain of 26 cents at $2.26, Jamaican Teas concluded trading with 100 shares to end 10 cents higher, at $3.40, Knutsford Express exchanged 5,020,011 shares with a gain of 40 cents to a new 52 weeks’ high of $5.85. The company will benefit from lower fuel prices with the fall in the price of oil on the world market. Lasco Distributors had dealing in 819,050 shares as the price ended 4 cents higher, to $1.36. Consolidated Bakeries with 37,000 shares trading, closed at 82 cents.

Low junior market trading continues

Swt Riv logo There was trading in 5 junior market securities accounting for only 131,243 units, valued at $178,904, on Wednesday. The JSE Junior Market Index gained 2.73 points to close at 672.44 with 1 stock advancing and 1 declining.
At the close of the market there was 1 stock with the bid higher than the last selling price and 6 stocks with offers that were lower. The likelihood of continuing weakness in this markets segment, is reflected in the 10 stocks that had no bids to buy, against 6 that had no stocks being offered for sale.
In trading, General Accident with 5,000 units is the only stock to gain at the end of trading in the junior market with the price rising 7 cents to $1.69. Lasco Financial with 56,843 units, closed at 95 cents, Lasco Manufacturing put through 53,400 units at $1 and Sweet River Abattoir traded for the second time since listing in mid-September, accounting for 16,000 shares, the price slipped 4 cents back to its IPO price of $3.86.
Jamaican Teas 8% debenture traded 3,000 units with the price remaining at $100 each.

Three 7s clashed Monday on the JSE

What will happen when the three 7s clash? Whatever, the facts are that three 7s did clash at the end of trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, on Monday, as the prices of 7 stocks rose, 7 declined and 7 held firm, as 21 securities changed hands, resulting in 8,573,262 units valued at $6,218,041 being exchanged. Trading activity left the two main indices sharply down, at the close of the market.
JSE sum 15-9-14 Main Market| The JSE Market Index dived 1,027.02 points to 71,798.38 and the JSE All Jamaican Index fell 1,148.40 points to 78,991.82, with Scotia Group falling by 90 cents and Grace Kennedy by $1.50.
Gains| The volume and last traded prices of stocks with gains, at the end of trading in the main market are, Berger Paints trading 1,800 shares to close with a gain of 2 cents at $1.62, Cable & Wireless with 5,975,977 shares, gained 2 cents to 30 cents, Kingston Wharves with 18,475 units changing hands, gained 24 cents at $5.25 and Proven Investments ordinary, traded 16,900 units to gain 0.15 US cent to end at 17.25 US cents.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a price change are, Desnoes & Geddes with 5,000 shares changing hands and closed at $4.70, Sagicor Group 7,000 shares ending up closing at $9.30 and Supreme Ventures 2,500 shares closed at $1.80.
Declines| The volume and last traded prices of stocks with losses at the at the end of trading in the main market are, Caribbean Cement 13,423 shares, closed down 15 cents at $2.55, Carreras 20,318 shares changing hands resulted in 25 cents lost, to $34.50, Grace Kennedy had a mere 250 units trading but the price dropped, $1.50 to $59, Jamaica Broilers put through 100,571 shares while losing 2 cents, to end at $4.50, Jamaica Money Market Brokers had 49,782 ordinary shares closing 5 cents down at $6.95 and Scotia Group with 11,600 shares, closed down 90 cents to $19.10.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share, traded 20,000 units at $3 and their 8.50% preference share put in 25,000 units, 5 cents lower at $3.45.
Junior Market| The JSE Junior Market Index rose 1.67 points to close at 662.16, as 6 securities traded, with 3 advancing and none declining.
Gains| Stocks recording gains at the end of trading in the junior market are, Consolidated Bakeries with 1,816,000 units changing hands, 5 cents higher to close at 80 cents, General Accident with 200,000 shares changing hands and closed with a gain of 5 cents to $1.45 and Lasco Distributors in trading 210,690 units put on a cent to $1.13.
Firm Trades| Stocks in the junior market that traded to close at the same price as the day before are, Jamaican Teas that had 11,143 shares trading at $3.30 at the close, Knutsford Express with 1,812 shares, ended at $5 and Lasco Manufacturing ended up with 65,021 units at $1.04 at the close.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 5 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 8 stocks with offers that were lower.

Moderate day but JSE puts in nice gain

In Friday’s trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, the prices of 7 stocks rose and 6 declined, as 20 securities changed hands, one stock closed at 52 weeks’ low. A total volume of 3,160,771 shares, valued at $13,089,114 traded.
JSE 12-9-14 Main Market| The JSE Market Index gained 922.25 points to 72,825.40 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index, jumped 1,031.25 points to close at 80,140.22.
Gains| The volume and last traded prices of stocks with gains, at the end of trading in the main market are, Jamaica Money Market Brokers with 55,402 units changing hands, and gained 5 cents to $7, Kingston Wharves put through 40,914 shares at 1 cents more, to $5.01, Sagicor Real Estate Fund with 24,880 units, gained 10 cents to $7.10 and Scotia Group had 12,500 shares trading, to close with a gain of 95 cents at $20.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in price, with volume and last traded prices are, Gleaner 1,000 shares, closing at $1.05, National Commercial Bank had 17,049 shares changing hands at $18 and Radio Jamaica with 9,585 shares, closed at $1.04.
Declines| The volume and last traded prices of stocks with losses at the at the end of trading in the main market are, Barita Investments with 43,000 shares, closed at $2.19 with a 1 cent fall, Cable & Wireless had 1,485,092 units changing hands, with 1 cent fall to 28 cents, Carreras put in 4,140 units and closed 5 cents lower at $34.75, Jamaica Broilers 1,000 shares ended with 1 cent decline at $4.52, Jamaica Producers had a sizable trade of 650,000 shares but the price shed 20 cents to $15.40 for a new 52 weeks’ low and Supreme Ventures 11,264 shares cost 1 cent less at $1.80.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share traded 100,000 units at $3 and Proven Investments 8% preference share traded 2,000 units at $5.
Junior Market| The JSE Junior Market Index put on 2.65 points to close at 660.49 as only 4 stocks traded with 3 advancing and none declining.
Gains| Stocks recording gains at the end of trading in the junior market, are AMG Packaging with 17,767 shares to close with a 10 cents gain at $2.50, Lasco Financial 587,650 shares led to a gain of 1 cent to 98 cents and Lasco Manufacturing with 37,576 units, to close 3 cents higher, at $1.04
Firm Trades| Stocks in the junior market that traded to close at the same price as the day before are, Jamaican Teas with 2,952 units a $3.30 and Lasco Distributors with 57,000 shares at $1.12.
Declines| No stock declined in the junior market at the end of trading.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 5 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 6 stocks with offers that were lower.

KLE Group 15.8m shares dominated JSE

KLE_banner In Tuesday’s trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, struggling junior market listed, KLE Group traded 15,846,209 units for a value of $15,85 million, as a few shareholders offloaded their holdings. The stock accounted for 76 percent of the volume traded during the day. The prices of 8 stocks rose and 3 declined as 25 securities changed hands, resulting in 20,967,566 shares trading, valued at $52,029,951.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index gained 286.33 points to 71,912.74 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 320.17 points to 79,119.70.
Gains| The volume and last traded prices of stocks with gains, at the end of trading in the main market are, Desnoes & Geddes with 500 shares to close with a gain of 9 cents at $4.59, Jamaica Broilers with 500 trading to close 1 cent higher at $4.53, National Commercial Bank 22,590 shares, closing 20 cents higher at $18.20 and Proven Investments ordinary share, traded 9,100 units for a gain of 0.10 US cent to end at 17.25 US cents.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in price, with volume and last traded prices are, Caribbean Cement 2,500 units to close at $2.70, Ciboney with 4,000 shares at 7 cents, Grace Kennedy with 350 shares, ended at $60.50, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 12,500 units traded at $6.95, Pan Jamaican Investment had 36,815 units exchanged at $49, Sagicor Group 29,379 shares at $9.30 and Scotia Group with 15,512 shares at $19.
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Declines| The volume and last traded prices of stocks with losses, at the at the end of trading in the main market are, Carreras with 257,986 shares, lost 30 cents at $34.50 and Jamaica Producers with 1,272,314 shares lost 3 cents at $15.58.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share 241,000 closed at $3 and Proven Investments 8% preference share saw 71,400 units being exchanged at $5.
Junior Market| The JSE Junior Market Index gained 3.01 points to close at 656.87 as 10 stocks traded, with 3 advancing and 1 declining.
Gains| Stocks recording gains at the end of trading in the junior market, are Cargo Handlers with 720 shares, to close with a gain of 20 cents at $14.10, Dolphin Cove had only 240 units changing hands, to close 50 cents up at $8.50 and Lasco Distributors traded 79,000 shares, with a 2 cent rise to $1.13.
Firm Trades| Stocks in the junior market that traded to close at the same price as the day before are, Blue Power with 6,000 shares at $9.05, Jamaican Teas 4,000 units at $3.30, KLE 15,846,209 units at $1, Knutsford Express 3,188 shares at $5, Lasco Financial with 50,000 units, ended at $1 and Lasco Manufacturing had 3,000,961 shares trading at $1.04.
Declines| Just one stock declined in the junior market at the end of trading, as AMG Packaging lost 3 cents, in trading 802 units at $2.40.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 4 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 stocks with offers that were lower.

Scotia Group drives indices up sharply

scotiabankBuilding150x150 The major indices of the Jamaica Stock Exchange jumped sharply In Tuesday’s trading, but this may not last as a jump in Scotia Group share price to $20.49 was the main reason for the big move, as Scotia Investments purchase the vast majority of the stock. For the overall market prices of 10 stocks rose, 5 declined as 26 securities changed hands, resulting in 13,528,222 shares trading, valued at $26,762,169.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index leapt by 1,732.90 points to 73,093.62 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index jumped 1,937.69 points to close at 80,440.13,
Gains| The volume and last traded prices of stocks with gains, at the end of trading in the main market, are Caribbean Cement with 24,297 units changing hands, gained 12 cents to $2.22, Grace Kennedy with 1,090 shares added $2 to price to end at $61, Jamaica Broilers had 600 units trading, as the price gained 13 cents to $4.70, National Commercial Bank with 5,125 shares put on 38 cents to close at $18, Radio Jamaica 2,554 units closed with 4 cents increase at $1.04, Sagicor Group had activity in 131,695 shares and gained 10 cents at $9.50, Sagicor Real Estate Fund 7,500 units traded with 5 cents gain at $6.90 and Scotia Group traded 957,902 shares to gain $1.68 to end at $20.47.
JSE 2-9-14 Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in price with volume and last traded prices, are Cable & Wireless with 11,967,181 shares at 30 cents, with broker, Pan Caribbean doing the bulk of the sales, while JMMB bought all from Pan Caribbean, Carreras with only 200 shares closed at $34.80, Jamaica Money Market Brokers traded 120,937 ordinary shares at $7 and Kingston Wharves with 10,000 units, ended at $5.02.
Declines| The volume and last traded prices of stocks with losses at the at the end of trading in the main market, are Berger Paints with 5,000 shares, declined by 2 cents, to close at $1.60, Hardware & Lumber with 5,000 shares lost $1.40 to $7.60 and Proven Investments with 4,813 ordinary shares, closed at 0.25 US cents lower at 17US cents.
Preference| Junior market listed Eppley 9.5% preference share, traded 54,433 units at $6.10, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.50% preference share had 2,729 units changing hands at $3.50 and Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share traded 17,200 units at $3.
Junior Market| The JSE Junior Market Index declined by 7.13 points to close at 649.85 as 9 stocks traded with 2 advancing and 2 declining.
Gains| Stocks recording gains at the end of trading in the junior market are, AMG Packaging with 4,741 shares to close with a gain of 3 cents, at $2.43 and Lasco Manufacturing with 19,600 units, to close 9 cents higher at $1.04.
Firm Trades| Stocks in the junior market that traded to close at the same price as the day before are, Blue Power with 2,500 shares at $9.06, Dolphin Cove with 2,000 shares at $7.75, Jamaican Teas 160,000 shares at $3.30 and Knutsford Express, with 4,303 units at $5.16.
Declines| Stocks declining in the junior market at the end of trading, are Access Financial with 2,322 shares, down 2 cents, to close at $10.18 and Lasco Financial with 14,500 units, lost 8 cents to 92 cents.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator, had 6 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 7 stocks with offers, that were lower.

Cable & Wireless & Lasco Manufacturing dominate JSE

In Monday’s trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, the prices of 4 securities rose, 6 declined as 22 stocks changed hands, resulting in 21,507,157 units trading, valued at $22,167,614.
JSE - 1-9-14Cable & Wireless accounted for 11.56 million units and Lasco Manufacturing 5.7 million of the stocks trading. As was the case on Friday, Pan Caribbean Financial Services was the broker that was the main seller of Cable & Wireless’ shares on Monday. At the close they had an offer to sell another 11.96 million units at 30 cents, the amount was exactly equal to the amount on the bid at 28 cents.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index fell by 241.32 points to 71,360.72 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index declined by 269.85 points, to close at 78,502.44.
Gains| The volume and last traded prices of stocks with gains, at the close of the main market are, Caribbean Cement in trading 28,423 shares closed with a gain of 6 cents at $2.10, Desnoes & Geddes gained 5 cents to close at $4.65 with 100,249 units changing hands and Jamaica Producers with 3,650 units, ended up 1 cent higher at $15.61.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a price change, with volume and last traded prices, are Cable & Wireless with 11,561,063 shares changing hands to close at 30 cents, Grace Kennedy with 2,761 shares at $59, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 22,303 shares closed at $7, Radio Jamaica had 2,113,260 units closing at $1, Sagicor Group 21,000 shares at $9.40 and Seprod with 351 shares at $10.75.
Declines| The volume and last traded prices of stocks with losses at the at the end of trading in the main market, are Carreras with 6,200 shares trading, lost 9 cents at $34.80, Jamaica Broilers lost 13 cents to end at $4.57 with 13,997 shares, National Commercial Bank with 12,100 units lost 38 cents at $17.62 and Scotia Group with 175,260 shares lost 5 cents in ending at $18.79.
Preference| Jamaican Teas debenture note traded 9,000 units at $100 each, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share traded 1,557,835 units at $3 and Proven Investments 8% preference share, traded only 100 units at $5.
Junior Market| The JSE Junior Market Index declined by 0.40 points to close at 642.72 as 6 stocks traded with 1 advancing and 2 declining.
Gains| Lasco Manufacturing traded 5,730,455 units to gain 3 cents at 95 cents and was the only stock to gain at the end of trading in the junior market.
Firm Trades| Stocks in the junior market that traded to close at the same price as the day before are, Blue Power with only 1,000 shares, ended at $9.06, Dolphin Cove with 75,000 shares changing hands, closed at $7.75 and Lasco Distributors had 19,000 units trading at $1.11.
Declines| Stocks declining in the junior market at the end of trading, are Caribbean Cream with 13,150 shares to close 10 cents down at 65 cents and General Accident with 50,000 shares, closed 6 cents lower at $1.34.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 10 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 stocks with offers that were lower.