8 junior stocks rise 1 fall – Monday

C2W falls to a new low  on the JSE on Tuesday.

C2W falls to a new low on the JSE on Tuesday.

The Junior market closed on Monday with a gain of 18.26 points in the market index, to close at 2,195.14 as the market continues in consolidation mood but the majority of stocks trading gained but C2W Music closed at a new low of 20 cents. Jetcon Corporation traded nearly 16,000 units at $3.50 but the trade was cancelled as the price change was above 15 percent, with less than an hour for trading to close and allow for the price freeze to be removed so that the stock could trade for the day.
At the end of trading only 8 stocks rose up from 7 on Friday, while only 1 declined down from 3 on Friday out of 13 securities that traded. The market closed with 1,236,624 units trading, 11 percent less than on Friday, ICI Jm sum 5-09-16as the valued traded is 31 percent more than on Friday, with $8,459,914 changing hands on Monday. Trading ended with 5 securities closing with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 ending with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial end trading with 1,552 units at $17.50, AMG Packaging closed with a gain of 85 cents to end at $14.55, with 17,100 units changing hands, Caribbean Cream climbed 75 cents to close with 683,250 shares changing hands at $8. Caribbean Flavours traded 22,558 units to end at $7.76 with a rise of 56 cents, Caribbean Producers had just 170 units changing hands, to close at $3, Consolidated Bakeries traded 2,800 shares and gained 15 cents to close at $2.35.ICI jm trade 5-09-16 C2W Music traded 100,000 units and was down 4 cents to a new low of 20 cents, General Accident traded 18,500 units at $2.09 after rising 4 cents, Jamaican Teas ended with 1,495 shares trading with a gain of 43 cents to end at $3.63. Lasco Distributors ended with 370,871 shares changing hands at up to $6.70, after trading earlier in the day at $6.50, Lasco Financial ended with 7,000 shares changing hands at $3.53, for a rise of 3 cents. Lasco Manufacturing rose 44 cents and closed at $4.85 with 9,800 shares trading and Medical Disposables traded 1,528 shares. At $3.55.

7 junior stocks rise – Friday

ISP Finance traded at a new high of $6 on Friday

ISP Finance traded at a new high of $6 on Friday


The Junior market closed on Friday with a fall of just 4.13 points in the market index, to close at 2,176.88 as the market continues in consolidation mood but as Cargo Handlers jumped $5.99 to a new high of $82, with 915 shares changing hands, to record gains of 116 percent for the year to date. ISP Finance jumped 78 cents and gained 200 percent since listing in March, to close at a new high of $6 while trading 22,082 shares.
At the end of trading only 7 stock rose up from 1 on Thursday and 3 declined down from 8 on Thursday out of 15 securities that traded on Friday.ICI Jm sum 2-09-16r The market closed with 1,387,475 units trading, 76 percent less than on Thursday, valued 60 percent less than on Thursday with $6,454,746 changing hands on Friday. Trading ended with 8 securities closing with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 ending with lower offers.
At the close, AMG Packaging closed with a gain of 14 cents at $13.70 with 1,750 units changing hands, Blue Power closed with 1,789 units changing hands at $20, Caribbean Cream closed with 92,693 shares changing hands and rose 24 cents to $7.25, after trading as high as $7.95. Caribbean Producers had 187,080 units changing hands, to close with a rise of 3 cents, at $3, Consolidated Bakeries traded 16,455 shares to close at $2.20. ICI Jm sum 2-09-16rDolphin Cove traded 2,105 units at $15 after falling 20 cents, Honey Bun closed with 26,817 shares changing hands at $5.30, Knutsford Express traded 33,650 shares to close at $25, Lasco Distributors fell 20 cents to end with 24,854 shares changing hands at $6.70, Lasco Financial ended with 552,729 shares changing hands at $3.50, after rising 15 cents. Lasco Manufacturing lost 16 cents and closed at $4.41 with 409,706 shares trading, Medical Disposables traded 12,130 shares with the price gaining 35 cents to close at $3.55 and Sweet River had 2,000 shares trading to end at $3.85.

8 junior stocks fall 1 rise – Thursday

Blue Power rose to a 52 weeks' high of $20 on Thursday

Blue Power rose to a 52 weeks’ high of $20 on Thursday

The junior market closed on the first day of September with a drop of 35.92 points in the market index , to close at 2,181.01 as the market index continues in consolidation mood but as Caribbean Producers dropped 53 cents in light of a sharp fall in audited profits for the financial year to June, released by company on Wednesday.
At the end of trading only 1 stock rose and 8 declined out of 13 securities that traded. The market closed with 5,883,994 units valued at $16,028,801 changing owners. One stock traded to close at a new high and two traded at intraday highs.ICI Jm sum 1-09-16 Trading ended with 7 securities closing with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 ending with lower offers.
At the close, Blue Power closed with a rise of 20 cents with 211 units changing hands at a new high of $20, Caribbean Cream closed with 7,500 shares changing hands at $7.01 after declining by 4 cents. Caribbean Producers after reporting a sharp fall in profit to only 10 US cents per share, had 3,539,137 units changing hands, to close with a loss of 53 cents, at $2.97, C2W Music traded 114,500 units at 24 cents, Consolidated Bakeries lost 14 cents in trading 43,245 shares to close at $2.20. General Accident traded 2,000,000 units at $2.05 after falling 25 cents,ICI jm trade 1-09-16 Honey Bun declined by 50 cents with 4,500 shares changing hands, to close at $5.30, Jetcon Corporation ended with a loss of 31 cents to end at $2.90 after first hitting a new intraday high of $3.23, with just 70,243 shares changing hands. Knutsford Express traded 19,435 shares to close at $25 after hitting an intraday 52 weeks’ high of $26.11, Lasco Distributors fell 9 cents to end with 7,571 shares changing hands at $6.90, Lasco Manufacturing closed at $4.57 with 23,652 shares trading. Medical Disposables traded 4,000 shares with the price declining by 30 cents to close at $3.20 and tTech had 50,000 shares trading to end at $4.50.

Juniors rose modestly in August

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Knutsford Express traded at an all-time high of $26 on Wednesday.

Knutsford Express traded at an all-time high of $26 on Wednesday.

The Junior market closed out August just slightly above July’s closing level, to end the month with just rise of 16 points to 2,216.93 as the market index closed on Wednesday with a gain of 16.36 points as the market continues to consolidate. The market’s out turn for August is only 8 points higher than the close for June.
The participation rate on the final day of the month was good with 18 securities being active and resulted in the market closing trading with 1,201,093 units valued at $5,410,798. A total of 9 stocks rose and 4 declined. One stock traded to close at a new high and one traded at an intraday high. JM sum 31-8-16Trading ended with 10 securities closing with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 ending with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial ended trading with 2,337 units at $17.50, Blue Power closed with a rise of 30 cents with 433 units changing hands at a new high of $19.80, CAC 2000 traded 4,500 units to close unchanged at $6.40, Caribbean Cream closed with 7,578 shares changing hands at $7.05 after rising by 5 cents. Caribbean Producers had 55,189 units changing hands to close at $3.50, Consolidated Bakeries lost 6 cents in trading 7,502 shares to close at $2.34, General Accident traded 6,783 units at $2.30 after rising by a cent, Honey Bun had 69,795 shares changing hands to close at $5.80, after gaining 50 cents. Iron Rock Insurance traded 467,982 units but lost 12 cents in closing at $3.18,JM Trdng Sht 31-8-16 Jamaican Teas lost 40 cents while trading 33,000 shares to close at $3.20, Jetcon Corporation ended with a gain of 5 cents at a new high of $3.21, with just 2,000 shares changing hands, KLE Group traded 4,750 shares at $1.40. Knutsford Express traded 10,300 shares to close at $25 after hitting an intraday 52 weeks’ high of $26. Lasco Distributors rose 29 cents and ended with 210,694 shares changing hands at $6.99, Lasco Financial ended with 16,393 shares changing hands to close at $3.35, after dropping 15 cents, Lasco Manufacturing closed at $4.57 with 183,348 shares trading, after rising 2 cents, Medical Disposables traded 75,000 shares with the price rising 41 cents to close at $3.50 and tTech rose 70 cents with 43,509 shares trading to end at $4.50.

JSE gains in early session – Wednesday

JSE Intra - 31-08-16 In early morning trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, the main market rose moderately but the junior market fell moderately.
Jetcon Corporation traded 2,000 shares and rose by 5 cents at a new high of $3.23, Knutsford Express Services traded 5,344 units at a new all-time high of $26, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share traded 212,947 units at $2.10.
At 10:45 am 31 securities traded, resulting in a volume of 514,030 shares changing hands. The average number of shares traded amounts to 16,582 units compared to 40,010 units on Tuesday. The number of stocks falling so far amounts to 8 while the prices of 10 securities rose.
The all Jamaica Composite Index dropped 575.23 points to 177,931.33 the Jamaica Stock Exchange Market Index slipped 514.36 points to 160,144.02, the Jamaica Stock Exchange combined index 448.54 points to close at 171,094.88 and the junior market index fell 2.78 points to 2,197.79.

Juniors lost ground on Monday

Price movements at the close of trading on Monday on the junior market contrasted sharply with Fridays close as just 4 gained versus 10 on Friday while 8 fell on Monday to only 2 on Friday. The market closed with 14 securities trading with the junior market index ending with a loss of 26.35 points to 2,207.63 and with 432,202 units valued at $2,568,857 trading.
JM sum 29-8-16Trading ended with 6 securities closing with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 ending with lower offers.
At the close, AMG Packaging gained 5 cents in trading 4,000 shares, to end at $13.56, Caribbean Cream closed with 200,203 shares changing hands at $6.50 after falling by 50 cents, Caribbean Producers fell 5 cents in trading 12,646 units to close at $3.50, Consolidated Bakeries lost 5 cents in trading 1,927 shares to close at $2.35. Dolphin Cove fell 41 cents and ended at $15.61 with 2,512 shares trading, General Accident lost 1 cent in trading 10,000 units at $2.29, Honey Bun had 14,971 shares changing hands, to close at $5.55, JM Trdng Sht 29-8-16Jamaican Teas rose 20 cents with 3,697 units changing hands, to end at $3.60. Jetcon Corporation ended at $3.16 with 5,000 shares changing hands after rising 1 cent. Knutsford Express traded 211 shares at $25, Lasco Distributors dropped 47 cents and ended with 48,220 shares changing hands at $6.53, Lasco Financial ended with 430 shares changing hands at $3.35, after falling 15 cents, Lasco Manufacturing closed at $4.70 with 103,304 shares trading, after gaining 15 cents and tTech dropped $1.20 with 26,079 shares changing hands at $3.80.

Juniors recover lost ground – Thursday

JM sum 25-8-16 The junior market closed on Thursday with just 7 securities trading, leading the junior market index, to close with a gain of 52.50 points at 2,252.77, thus reversing almost all of the fall of the previous two days. At the end, 318,651 units, valued at $1,661,887 traded.
While the number of units trading were low, there appears a stand off between buyers and sellers as the market continues to consolidate with volumes being offered slowly falling, leaving a number of stocks short on supply to meet any meaningful demand. Trading ended with 5 stocks that rose while only 1 declined as 7 closed with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 ended with lower offers.
JM Trdng Sht 25-8-16At the close, Access Financial gained $1.45 in trading 500 shares, to end at $17.50, Honey Bun rose 2 cents with 44,900 shares changing hands, to close at $5.10, Jetcon Corporation rose by 30 cents with 35,000 units changing hands to end at $3.15. Lasco Distributors ended with 81,400 shares changing hands at $7, Lasco Financial gained 25 cents in trading 13,351 units to close at $3.50, Lasco Manufacturing closed at $4.90 with 139,500 shares trading, after rising 40 cents and Medical Disposables ended with a loss of 9 cents as 4,000 shares changed hands at $3.06.

Juniors down again on Wednesday

Cargo Handlers trade at a new high of $76.10 on Wednesday.

Cargo Handlers trade at a new high of $76.10 on Wednesday.

The junior market closed on Wednesday with more prices falling than rising slicing 34.48 points off the junior market index, to close at 2,200.27 in continuation of the fall on Tuesday. At the end, 1,886,162 units, valued at $8,593,938 traded, with 17 securities changing hands.
Trading ended with 4 stocks that rose while 7 declined as 7 closed with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 ended with lower offers.
At the close, CAC 2000 traded 10,614 shares, to end at $6, Caribbean Cream closed with 126,756 units changing hands and fell 5 cents, to $7,JM sum 24-8-16 Cargo Handlers traded 7,518 shares but lost just 1 cent in closing at $75.03, after trading earlier at an intraday high of $76.10. Caribbean Flavours traded 2,791 units to end at $7. Caribbean Producers rose 9 cents in trading 4,885 units at $3.40, Consolidated Bakeries rose 5 cents with 1,353 units changing hands, to end at $2.40, Derrimon Trading traded 7,050 units to close at $3.05. Honey Bun had 44,404 shares changing hands, to close at $5.08, Iron Rock Insurance traded 24,393 units to close at $3.30, Jamaican Teas traded 13,508 units to close at $3.40, JM Trdng Sht 24-8-16 Jetcon Corporation fell by 15 cents with 15,098 units to end at $2.85. KLE Group gained 3 cents and ended at $1.43 with 284 shares changing hands, Lasco Distributors fell 5 cents and ended with 18,002 shares changing hands at $7, Lasco Financial lost 10 cents in trading 758,513 units to close at $3.25. Lasco Manufacturing closed at $4.50 with 550,005 shares trading, after falling 35 cents, Medical Disposables ended with a loss of 10 cents as 65,000 shares changed hands at $3.15 and tTech climbed 59 cents and ended at $5 with 235,988 units changing hands.

Juniors claw higher on Monday

Knutsford Express traded at an all-time high of $23.20 on Monday.

Knutsford Express traded at an all-time high of $23.20 on Monday.

An equal number of securities rose and declined at the close of trading in the junior market on Monday as the junior market index rose moderately. At the close 2,670,477 units, valued at $18,350,360 traded as 16 securities changed hands. Knutsford Express closed at a new 52 weeks’ high of $23.20 with 5,545 shares trading to record a gain of $1.20.
Trading ended with 7 stocks that rose while 7 declined, while the market index gained 7.24 points, to close at 2,257.52. JM sum 22-8-16At the end of trading 5 stocks closed with bids higher than their last selling prices and 1 ended with a lower offer.
At the close, Access Financial Services traded 7,357 shares to end at $16, AMG Packaging lost 12 cents and closed at $13 with 16,104 units changing hands, CAC 2000 closed with 1,797 units changing hands but fell 1 cent to $6, Cargo Handlers had 4,000 shares changing hands, to close at $75.04 with the loss of a cent. Caribbean Flavours traded 589,637 units to end at $6.85 with a loss of 15 cents, Caribbean Producers gained 1 cent in trading 6,162 units at $3.26, Consolidated Bakeries fell 10 cents in trading 18,620 units to end at $2.35, General Accident gained 8 cents, in trading 2,046 units to close at $2.29. JM Trdng Sht 22-8-16Honey Bun had 98,613 shares changing hands, to close with a gain of 5 cents at $5.55, Iron Rock Insurance traded 1,303 units and gained 2 cents to close at $3.30. Jetcon Corporation traded 127,964 shares and fell 20 cents to close at a new high of $3, Key Insurance with 1,653 shares changing hands rose 15 cents to end at $2.65, Lasco Distributors ended with 1,782,910 shares changing hands but gained 5 cents to land at $7.05. Lasco Financial traded just 400 units to close at $3.40 and Lasco Manufacturing closed at $4.89 with 6,366 shares trading, after falling 7 cents.

Juniors trading hits $989M on Friday

Cargo Handlers hit a new high of $75.05 on Friday while 11 m of its shares valued at $950 million traded. .

Cargo Handlers hit a new high of $75.05 on Friday while 11 m of its shares valued at $950 million traded. .

The junior market enjoyed heavy trading mainly as a result of the crossing of several large blocks of stocks in the market on Friday by two brokers. At the close 35,774,696 units, valued at $989,215,841 traded as 19 securities changed hands. Cargo Handlers with 11,324,264 units valued at $849,886,013 traded with a gain of $3.05 cents to close at a new 52 weeks’ high of $75.05.
The junior market closed with 2 new all-time highs on Friday with one closing at a 52 weeks’ low. Trading ended as 9 stocks rose while 6 declined, with the market index rising 10.49 points, to close at 2,250.28.
The 3 stocks trading at new highs on Friday are Cargo Handlers and Jetcon Corporation while Sweet River closed at a 52 weeks’ low. At the end of trading 2 stocks closed with bids higher than their last selling prices and 1 ended with a lower offer.
JM sum 19-8-16At the close, Access Financial Services traded 1,143 units but fell 25 cents to end at $16, AMG Packaging closed at $13.12 with 597,293 units changing hands, CAC 2000 closed with 813,386 units changing hands but gained 1 cent to $6.01, Caribbean Cream had,2,000 shares changing hands, to close at $7.35. Consolidated Bakeries traded 200,000 units to end at $2.45, General Accident gained 2 cents, in trading 745,396 units to close at $2.21, Honey Bun had 16,209 shares changing hands, to close with a loss of 10 cents at $5.50, Jamaican Teas traded 23,496 units and gained 5 cents to close at $3.85. Jetcon Corporation traded 30,000 shares and gained 10 cents to close at a new high of $3.20, KLE Group ended at $1.40 with 24,000 shares changing hands, after rising 10 cents, JM Trdng Sht 19-8-16Knutsford Express climbed $2 with 144,537 units changing hands to end at $22, Lasco Distributors ended with 8,392,560 shares changing hands but fell 1 cent to land at $7. Lasco Financial gained 8 cents while trading 11,721 units to close at $3.40, Lasco Manufacturing closed at $4.96 with 8,634,913 shares trading, after rising 15 cents, Medical Disposables traded 28,150, shares and fell 25 cents to close at $3.25, Paramount Trading ended with 78,663 shares changing hands at $14.50, Sweet River Abattoir with 4,664,000 units traded lost 2 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ low of $3.84 and tTech climbed 15 cents and ended at $4 with 42,965 units changing hands.