Juniors had quiet – Monday

JM sum 20-6-16Trading in junior market closed with 13 active securities, with overall volume traded remaining low leading to only 775,816 shares valued at $4,015,547 changing hands on Monday. At the close 3 stocks advanced and 2 declined and the junior market index fell 4.72 points to 2,250.31.
At the end of trading 6 stocks closed with the bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 ended with lower offers.
At the end of trading, AMG Packaging closed with 2,128 shares changing hands at $13, CAC 2000 traded 3,135 shares at $6.70, Caribbean Cream traded 13,843 units to end with a gain of 20 cents at $5, the stock was offered at $4.99 at the close, to sell 50,000 units, Dolphin Cove traded 8,338 units to close at $11.50. JM Trdng Sht-20-6-16Honey Bun closed at $6 with 27,574 units changing hands, ISP Finance traded 31,499 units to close at $4.10, Jamaican Teas closed trading with 1,400 shares at $3.80, Jetcon traded 15,424 shares and gained 1 cent at $2.51, Lasco Distributors traded 105,769 units to end with a loss of 3 cents, at $7.95. Lasco Financial closed unchanged at $3.44 with 79,427 shares changing hands, while Lasco Manufacturing gained 4 cents and closed at $5.09 with 392,314 shares trading, Medical Disposables traded 2,000 shares to close at $4 and tTech ended with 92,965 units changing hands but fell 5 cent to close at $4.

Junior market rises again – Friday

Medical Disposables traded at new high on junior market on Friday.

Medical Disposables traded at new high on junior market on Friday.

Trading in junior market closed with 16 active securities, with overall volume traded remaining low leading to only 721,925 shares valued at $3,110,379 changing hands on Friday. At the close 6 stocks advanced and 5 declined and the junior market index rose 9.59 points to 2,255.03.
At the end of trading one stock closed at a new high while the bids for 5 stocks closed higher than their last selling prices and 2 ended with lower offers.
JM sum 17-6-16At the end of trading, Access Financial traded 4,400 shares and rose 5 cents, to end at $17.35, AMG Packaging closed with a gain of 60 cents with 5,653 shares changing hands at $13, Blue Power traded 10,115 shares, to end at $13.55, Caribbean Flavours traded 6,000 units to end at $7, Caribbean Producers traded 6,930 shares at $4.20. Consolidated Bakeries traded 71,540 shares to close with a fall of 5 cents at $1.80, General Accident traded 32,300 shares and lost 15 cents to end at $2.10, Honey Bun rose 30 cents, to close at $6 with 1,720 units changing hands, but was offered at $5.85 at the close. Iron Rock Insurance traded 303,353 shares but fell 7 cents to close at $3.23, JM Trdng Sht-17-6-16Jamaican Teas added 10 cents in trading 197 shares at $3.80, Jetcon traded 4,690 shares at $2.50, Lasco Distributors traded 85,399 units to end with a loss of 1 cent, at $7.98. Lasco Financial gained 4 cents to close at $3.44 with 44,200 shares changing hands, while Lasco Manufacturing closed at $5.05 with 129,556 shares trading, Medical Disposables traded 15,372 shares and gained 47 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $4 and tTech ended with 500 units changing hands but fell 1 cent to close at $4.05.

Juniors up volume down – Thursday

JM SignTrading in junior market, saw an increase in the number of active securities over that of Wednesday, but the volume of stocks traded fell well below the nearly 10 million units that were previously traded, as the market closed with 17 securities being active, leading to 8 advancing and 6 declining.
The junior index rose 15.46 points to 2,245.44 at the close as only 755,695 shares changed hands down from 9,846,087 units of Wednesday, valued at $3,529,737 changed hands, in contrast to $46,610,748, previously. At the end of trading the bids for 5 stocks closed higher than their last selling prices and 2 ended with lower offers.
At the end of trading, Access Financial traded 4,210 shares and rose 30 cents, to end at $17.30, CAC 2000 gained 15 cents in trading 270 shares, to end at $6.70.JM sum 16-6-16 Caribbean Cream gained 20 cents, to trade 192,014 units at $4.80, after the company announced consideration of the payment of a dividend at a meet to be held later in June. Caribbean Flavours traded 8,000 units to end at $7, Caribbean Producers traded just 840 shares at $4.20, Consolidated Bakeries traded 223,538 shares to close with a fall of 4 cents at $1.85, Dolphin Cove ended at $11.50 with 38,500 shares changing hands, to gain 50 cents, General Accident traded 9,500 shares and lost 1 cent to end at $2.25. Honey Bun rose 65 cents, to close at $5.70 with 19,928 units changing hands, after it traded at $5, in the morning session. Iron Rock Insurance traded 23,955 shares but gained 7 cents to close at $3.30, JM Trdng Sht-16-6-16IC Insider BUY RATED ISP Finance Services traded 6,000 units at $4.10 after falling by 5 cents. Jamaican Teas lost 10 cents in trading 4,540 shares at $3.70, Jetcon traded 42,398 shares but fell by 15 to $2.50, Lasco Distributors traded 130,530 units to end unchanged at $7.99. Lasco Financial gained 4 cents to close at $3.40 with 20,188 shares changing hands, while Lasco Manufacturing closed with a gain of 5 cents at $5.05 with 28,284 shares trading and tTech ended with 3,000 units changing hands but fell 14 cents to close at $4.06.

Juniors moved higher – Friday

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Honey Bun dropped sharply by $1.62 on Friday to hit $5.25 at the close.

Honey Bun dropped sharply by $1.62 on Friday to hit $.525 at the close.

Trading in the junior market ended on Friday with increased participation of securities, with 16 being active, leading to 8 advancing and 4 declining. In spite of the increased participation, the junior index climbed 19.61 points to 2,234.65. At the close 2,704,040 shares, valued at $10,558,176 changed hands.
The bids for 9 stocks closed higher than their last selling prices and 3 ended with lower offers.
At the end of trading, Access Financial Services traded 4,500 units at $17, AMG Packaging rose 40 cents in trading 1,823 shares at $12.40, Caribbean Cream gained 30 cents to end at $4.45, after trading 12,400 shares. JM sum 10-6-16rCaribbean Flavours gained 65 cents and ended with 33,853 shares changing hands at $7.50, Caribbean Producers traded 5,500 shares to close at $4.10, Consolidated Bakeries traded 10,000 shares to close at $2, C2W Music traded 20,000 shares to end at 43 cents. Derrimon Trading fell 55 cents to $3.30, with 3,000 shares changing hands, General Accident Insurance gained 2 cents while trading 2,000 shares at $2.32, Honey Bun dropped sharply from its recent all-time high of $7.50 by 14 percent, by slashing $1.62 in trading on Friday with 243,212 units changing hands, to end at $5.25.JM Trdng Sht-10-6-16 A director sold 2 million units of Jamaican Teas shares with the price falling 10 cents as a total of 2,020,886 shares were traded to close at $3.10, Jetcon Corporation had 280,878 units changing hands at $2.65 after falling 5 cents. Lasco Distributors rose 34 cents in trading 2,800 units to end at $7.99, Lasco Financial closed at $3.20 with 38,500 shares changing hands to gain 4 cents, while Lasco Manufacturing closed at $5.05 with 20,688 shares trading with the price rising 5 cents and Medical Disposables traded 4,000 units at $3.53.

Juniors inch forward – Thursday

Lasco Manufacturing headed back to $5 on Thursday, after gaining 25 cents..

Lasco Manufacturing headed back to $5 on Thursday, after gaining 25 cents..

Trading in the junior market ended on Thursday with increased participation of securities, with 20 being active, leading to 6 advancing and 6 declining. In spite of the increased participation, the junior index barely budged by 1.89 points to 2,215.04. At the close 2,086,923 shares, valued at $9,158,507 changed hands.
The bids for 7 stocks closed higher than their last selling prices and 3 ended with lower offers.
At the end of trading, Access Financial Services traded 3,200 units at $17, AMG Packaging fell by 40 cents in trading 24,867 shares at $12, CAC 2000 closed at $6.55 with 236 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cream dropped 40 cents to end at $4.15, after trading 343,700 shares. Caribbean Flavours lost $1.14 and ended with 30,000 shares changing hands at $6.85, Caribbean Producers traded 4,513 shares to close with a loss of 40 cents, at $4.10, Consolidated Bakeries traded 337,192 shares to close at $2, C2W Music traded 26,000 shares to end at 43 cents. Dolphin Cove traded 4,000 units and gained 10 cents to end at $11.10, General Accident Insurance had 7,500 shares trading at $2.30, Honey Bun fell by 8 cents in trading 207,765 units at $6.87, Iron Rock had 109,000 shares changing hands with a gain of 3 cents, to end at $3.23. JM Trdng Sht-09-6-16ISP Finance traded 20,705 shares at $3.45, Jamaican Teas traded 75,159 shares and closed at $3.90, Jetcon Corporation had 103,000 units changing hands at $2.65 after gaining 5 cents, KLE Group closed with 2,000 units changing hands at $1.03 with a fall of 17 cents. Lasco Distributors rose 15 cents in trading 10,847 units to end at $7.65, Lasco Financial closed unchanged at $3.16 with just 500 shares changing hands while Lasco Manufacturing closed at $5 with 724,739 shares trading with the price rising 25 cents and tTech traded 52,000 units at $4.05.

9 junior stocks fall 4 rise – Wednesday

Honey Bun traded at a new high Wednesday.

Honey Bun traded at a new high Wednesday.

Trading in the junior market pushed the index to 2,213.15 points, up by 13.61 points as 15 securities traded with 4 advancing and 9 declining. At the close 1,190,538 shares, valued at $6,986,614 changed hands. The market ended with 1 stock trading at 52 weeks’ intraday high.
The bids for 5 stocks closed higher than their last selling prices and 4 ended with lower offers.
At the end of trading, CAC 2000 rose by 5 cents and closed at $6.55 with 5,000 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cream gained 5 cents to end at $4.55, after trading 93,680 shares, Caribbean Producers traded 2,500 shares, to close at $4.50, Consolidated Bakeries traded 4,270 shares with a loss of 2 cents, to close at $2. C2W Music traded 18,000 shares and gained 3 cents, to end at 43 cents, Dolphin Cove traded 79,515 units and lost 20 cents to end at $11, Honey Bun fell by 5 cents in trading 183,042 units at $6.95 after trading at a new high of $7.51 earlier in the day. Jamaican Teas traded 12,500 shares and closed at $3.90. JM Trdng Sht-08-6-16Jetcon Corporation had 10,000 units changing hands at $2.65 after falling by 10 cents, Key Insurance traded 5,000 shares and lost 25 cents to close at $2.50, KLE Group closed with 1,500 units changing hands at $1.20, having lost 16 cents, Lasco Distributors fell 49 cents in trading 472,645 units to end at $7.50. Lasco Financial closed with a rise of 1 cent at $3.16 with 195,440 shares changing hands while Lasco Manufacturing traded 116,110 shares and dropped 15 cents to close at $4.75, tTech traded just 28,351 units at $4.05 after shedding 7 cents and Eppley 8.5% preference share traded 42,500 shares at $6 but lost 10 cents.

C2W Music monster trade – Thursday

C2W had the largest trade on the JSE on Thursday

C2W had the largest trade on the JSE on Thursday

C2W Music closed trading with one transaction of 53.8 million trade on Thursday. The trade was executed by Stocks and Securities that see them buying the shares for their own account from a client. The trade that accounted for $18 million was the largest on the Jamaica Stock Exchange for the day. At the close, the market index lost 0.45 points to end at 2,150.05 as 57,317,961 shares, valued at $35,653,893 changed hands.
A total of 17 securities traded with 7 advancing and 8 declining. The market ended with bids for 7 stocks closing higher than their last selling prices and 3 ending with lower offers.
At the end of trading, AMG Packaging traded 1,200 shares to close at $12.45, after adding 45 cents, Caribbean Cream closed with a loss of 4 cents at $4.65, after trading 183,500 shares, Carib Flavours closed at $7.99 after losing 1 cent, in trading 200 shares. Consolidated Bakeries traded 283,078 units and gained 11 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $2.12, C2W Music closed with 53,814,091 shares trading with a loss of 1 cent at 34 cents, General Accident had 2,200 shares trading with a gain of 26 cents to close at $2.44. Honey Bun traded for the first time after its 5 for 1 stock split and closed at a 52 weeks’ high of $5 with a gain of $1.20 with 170,860 units changing hands, Iron Rock Insurance traded 628,310 shares but shed 20 cents to end at $3.20. JM Trdng Sht-02-6-16Jamaican Teas traded 17,039 units to close with a loss of 5 cents at $3.80, Jetcon Corporation rose 7 cents in trading 23,525 units at $2.87, Key Insurance gained 6 cents with 61,900 shares at $2.75. KLE Group ended at $1.60 with 9,300 shares changing hands Knutsford Express fell 50 cents in trading 6,200 shares to close at $17.50, Lasco Distributors fell 10 cents with 1,000,000 units trading at $7.90. Lasco Financial closed with a gain of 4 cents at $3.34 with 5,979 shares changing hands while Lasco Manufacturing traded 1,099,242 shares and fell 19 cents to close at $4.50, Medical Disposables ended with 5,000 units changing hands to close with a gain of 1 cent at $3.50 and tTech traded 8,537 units at $4.30.

Demand for juniors rose on Wednesday

Lasco Manufacturing had the largest trade in the junior market and climbed 50 cents to $8.

Lasco Distributors had the largest trade in the junior market and climbed 50 cents to $8.

Trading picked up the junior market on Wednesday ended with increased trading over Tuesday. At the close the market index rose 14.74 points to end at 2,150.50 as 2,151,230 shares valued at $12,226,480 changed hands.
A total of 14 securities traded with 7 advancing and 3 declining. The market ended with bids for 6 stocks closing higher than their last selling prices and 3 ending with lower offers.
At the end of trading, AMG Packaging traded 2,449 shares to close at $12, after shedding 50 cents, CAC 200 had 250 shares trading at $6.50, Caribbean Cream closed with a loss of 9 cents at $4.69, after trading 163,774 shares, Consolidated Bakeries traded 89,007 units and gained 1 cent to end at $2.01. Dolphin Cove had 900 shares trading with a loss of $1.68 at $11, General Accident had 2,200 shares trading with a gain of 26 cents to close at $2.44, ISP Finance traded 31,499 units at $3. Jamaican Teas traded 105,100 units to close at $3.85, Jetcon Corporation lost 5 cents in trading 112,918 units at $2.80, Knutsford Express rose $1.20 in trading 16,679 shares to close at $18.JM Trdng Sht-6-16 Lasco Distributors climbed 50 cents with 1,033,123 units trading at $8, one day after the company released full year’s results showing profit rising 38.55 percent from a 30.5 percent rise in sales income. Lasco Financial closed with a gain of 15 cents at $3.30 with 338,355 shares changing hands after the company released full year’s results showing just 5 percent increase in profit after tax, from a 22 percent rise in revenues. Lasco Manufacturing traded 180,100 shares and rose 9 cents to close at $4.69 and Medical Disposables ended with 74,876 units changing hands to close with a gain of 24 cents at $3.49.

Limited junior market activity

Honey Bun blocked from trading on Monday

Honey Bun blocked from trading on Monday

Trading on the junior market on Monday ended with suspension of trading in Honey Bun shares, after brokers put through trades up to $22. The trades were cancelled as the stock should have been trading ex stock split at the start of trading, but the system was not pre-prepared for the stock to trade ex-split on Monday. The stock will start trading at the ex-split price on Tuesday.
Overall trading was moderate as only a few securities were active in the junior market. At the close the market index rose 0.61 points to end at 2,128.14. The market closed with 829,940 shares valued at $2,963,453 changing hands.
A total of only 9 securities traded of which 3 advanced and 2 declined. The market ended with bids for 10 stocks closing higher than their last selling prices and 2 ending with lower offers.
At the end of trading, Caribbean Cream closed with a gain of 10 cents at $4.70, after trading 60,000 shares, JM Trdng Sht-27-5-16Consolidated Bakeries traded 160,682 units and gained 20 cents to end at $1.80, Jamaican Teas traded 80,048 units to close at $3.90, Jetcon Corporation lost 15 cents in trading 35,685 units at $2.85, KLE Group traded 2,381 shares and closed at $1.61. Lasco Distributors closed with 72,543 units trading at $7.50. Lasco Financial closed at $3.15 with 315,995 shares changing hands after falling 15 cents, Lasco Manufacturing traded 55,902 shares and rose 30 cents to close at $4.70 and tTech ended with 45,704 units changing hands at $4.50.

Juniors suffer big drop on Thursday

ISP Finance at new high on Thursday.

ISP Finance at new high on Thursday.

Trading in the junior market declined by nearly 3 percent shortly before trading closed on Thursday but made some reversal at the close. Fall in the prices of Caribbean Producers, Lasco Distributors and Honey Bun were major factors behind the decline. Trading volume remained subdued with only three securities trading more than 100,000 shares. The market closed with 1,193,487 shares valued at $5,345,787 changing hands. The market index dropped 27.47 at the close after it fell by 59.25 points earlier, to end at 2,098.43.
A total of 15 securities traded of which 5 advanced and 6 declined. The market ended with bids for 7 stocks closing higher than their last selling prices and 2 ending with lower offers.
At the end of trading, Access Financial Services traded 8,300 units to close at $16.50 after trading at $17.15, AMG Packaging had 1,259 shares trading at $11.65, Caribbean Cream traded early in the morning session at $5 but closed unchanged for the day at $4.47, having traded 326,000 shares. Caribbean Producers traded 65,070 units at $3.90 after falling 65 cents, General Accident traded 49,000 units to close at $2.15. Honey Bun dropped $3.95 and closed at $18 with 10,000 shares traded, JM Trdng Sht-26-5-16Iron Rock fell 55 cents in trading 1,395 shares to close at $3.20, ISP Finance rose by 15 cents in trading 8,688 shares to end at a new high of $3, Jamaican Teas traded 21,059 units but fell 30 cents to $3.55. Jetcon Corporation traded 137,712 shares and gained 17 cents to close at $3, Lasco Distributors fell 5 cents and closed with 76,820 units trading to close at $7.45. Lasco Financial closed at $3.29 with 2,800 shares changing hands having shed 1 cent, Lasco Manufacturing traded 441,563 shares and rose 10 cents to close at $4.30, Medical Disposables had 37,000 shares changing hands to close at $3, for a 5 cents gain and tTech fell 20 cents and ended with 6,821 units changing hands at $4.30.