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.

Juniors close higher on Wednesday

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Cargo Handlers traded at a new high of $46.

Cargo Handlers traded at a new high of $46.

Trading in the junior market on Wednesday was subdued throughout the day with fewer securities trading than on Tuesday. The market closed with 2,139,183 shares valued at $12,635,596 changing hands with Cargo Handlers trading at a new high of $46. The market index gained 31.92 points to end at 2,125.90 with a total of 12 securities traded, 5 of which advanced and 4 declined. The market ended with bids for 8 stocks closing higher than their last selling prices and 3 ending with lower offers.
At the end of trading, Cargo Handlers traded 1,855 shares and gained $1 to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $46, Caribbean Cream rose 1 cent to close with 183,568 shares changing hands at $4.47,JM Trdng Sht-25-5-16Caribbean Producers traded 6,500 units at $4.55, Consolidated Bakeries traded 16,000 units to close with a loss of 10 cents at $1.50. Honey Bun closed with a gain of 45 cents at $21.95, while 3,500 shares traded, Iron Rock traded 3,000 shares at $3.75, Jetcon Corporation traded 900 shares and gained 2 cents to close at $2.83, KLE Group lost 7 cents in closing with 121,998 shares trading at $1.61. Lasco Distributors gained 30 cents and closed with 1,277,830 units trading with the price closing at $7.50. Lasco Financial closed at $3.30 with 391,866 shares changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing lost 40 cents and closed at $4.20 with 123,963 shares changing hands and tTech fell 20 cents and ended with 8,203 units changing hands at $4.30.

Juniors suffer big drop – Tuesday

Interest is up for Caribbean Cream with bids for 300,000 units at $4.47.

Interest is up for Caribbean Cream with bids for 300,000 units at $4.47.

The junior market closed lower at the close of trading on Tuesday, with 912,528 shares valued at $4,482,547 changing hands. The market index dropped 42.34 points to end at 2,093.98 with a total of 12 securities traded of which 4 advanced and 6 declined. 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, Caribbean Cream close with 21,000 shares changing hands at $4.46, General Accident traded at $2.15 with 299,208 shares trading but gained 5 cents, Honey Bun closed with a loss of 50 cents at $21.50, while 5,444 shares traded, Jamaican Teas traded 3,600 units and lost 5 cents to close at $3.85. Jetcon Corporation traded 90,307 shares and gained 6 cents to close at $2.81, JM Trdng Sht-24-5-16Key Insurance closed with a gain of 19 cents at $2.69 with 100 shares trading, Lasco Distributors fell 16 cents and closed with 265,100 units trading with the price closing at $7.20. Lasco Financial closed at $3.30 with 12,700 shares changing hands after falling 5 cents, Lasco Manufacturing gained 16 cents closed at $4.60 with 106,600 shares trading. Medical Disposables traded 12,519 shares to close unchanged at $2.95, after dropping 55 cents, Paramount Trading fell 1 cent to end with 68,200 shares changing hands at $10.99 and tTech ended with 37,750 units changing hands at $4.50.

Tight embrace falling & rising stocks – Thursday

General Accident traded the most shares  on the junior market on Thursday.

General Accident traded the most shares on the junior market on Thursday.

The junior market moved moderately higher at the close of trading on Thursday, with 793,977 shares valued at $3,056,734 changing hands. The market index rose 3.10 points to end at 2,124.28 with a total of 12 securities traded, with 3 advancing and 4 declining. The market ended with bids for 6 stocks closing higher than their last selling prices and 5 ending with lower offers.
At the end of trading, Caribbean Cream rose 40 cents with only 300 shares changing hands at $4.40, Caribbean Flavours traded 30,000 shares with a fall of 75 cents to end at $6.50, Consolidated Bakeries closed at $1.50 with 73,200 shares changing hands. General Accident gained 4 cents to $2.10 with 260,368 shares trading, Honey Bun closed at $22, JM Trdng Sht-19-5-16with 13,135 shares trading, Jetcon Corporation traded 1,050 units to close with a loss of 5 cents at $2.75. KLE Group closed with 79,000 shares trading at $1.68, Lasco Distributors closed with 102,750 units trading with the price closing at $7.40 after gaining 10 cents. Lasco Financial closed at $3.15 with 14,400 shares changing hands after slipping 15 cents. Lasco Manufacturing fell 16 cents to close at $4.44 with 75,774 shares trading, Medical Disposables closed with 15,000 units changing hands at $3.50 and tTech traded 129,000 units at $4.50.

8 junior stocks up 4 down – Wednesday

Honey Bun jumped $5.50 back to $22 on Wednesday.

Honey Bun jumped $5.50 back to $22 on Wednesday.

The junior market dropped lower at the close of trading on Wednesday, with 1,632,717 shares valued at $8,573,035 changing hands. The market index lost 17.46 points to end at 2,121.18 with a total of 16 securities traded, with 8 advancing and 4 declining. The market ended with bids for 7 stocks closing higher than their last selling prices and 5 ending with lower offers.
At the end of trading, Caribbean Cream lost 50 cents with 514,085 shares changing hands at $4, Caribbean Flavours traded 8,035 shares with the rise of 5 cents to end at $7.25, Caribbean Producers traded 3,000 shares at $4.55 after rising by 55 cents, Consolidated Bakeries fell 10 cents and closed at $1.50 with 41,850 shares changing hands. Dolphin Cove rose 17 cents while trading 2,524 units to close at $12.68, General Accident gained 6 cents to $2.06 with 322,467 shares trading, Honey Bun closed with a jump of $5.50 to $22, with 117,182 shares trading. Iron Rock Insurance gained 25 cents in trading just 2,000 shares to close at $3.75, Jamaican Teas traded 500 shares to end at $3.90, Jetcon Corporation traded 7,000 units to close with a loss of 10 cents at $2.80.JM Trdng Sht-18-5-16 Knutsford Express closed with 1,075 shares trading at $18, Lasco Distributors closed with 155,159 units trading with the price closing at $7.30. Lasco Financial closed at $3.30 with 220,955 shares changing hands after rising 10 cents. Lasco Manufacturing fell 15 cents to close at $4.60 with 223,175 shares trading, Medical Disposables closed with a rise of 8 cents as 3,100 units changed hands at $3.50, Paramount Trading ended with 17,440 shares trading with a loss of 5 cents at $11 and tTech traded 170 units at $4.50.

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Big fall for juniors on Tuesday

Honey Bun dropped $5.45 to $16.50 on Tuesday

Honey Bun dropped $5.45 to $16.50 on Tuesday

The junior market dropped lower at the close on Tuesday, with 1,770,629 shares valued at $9,957,555 changing hands. The market index lost 41.79 points to end at 2,138.64 as a total of 19 securities traded, with 6 advancing and 8 declining. The junior market ended with bids for 4 stocks closing higher than their last selling prices and 1 ending with a lower offer.
At the end of trading, CAC 2000 closed while trading 1,000 shares to end at $6.41 after losing 1 cent, Caribbean Cream lost 44 cents with 220,634 shares changing hands at $4.50, Caribbean Flavours traded 120,000 shares with a fall of $1.30 to end at $7.20, Consolidated Bakeries closed at $1.60 with 67,535 shares changing hands. Dolphin Cove lost 24 cents while trading 1,160 units to close at $12.51, General Accident fell by 55 cents to $2 with 16,037 shares trading, Honey Bun closed with a loss of $5.45 to $16.50, with 16,302 shares trading. Iron Rock Insurance gained 10 cents in trading 386,468 shares to close at $3.50, Jamaican Teas traded 50,000 shares and rose by 35 cents to end at $3.90, Jetcon Corporation traded 7,000 units to close with a loss of 10 cents at $2.80. Key Insurance traded firm at $2.50 as 15,129 units changed hands,JM Trdng Sht-17-5-16 KLE Group rose 8 cents in trading 20,000 shares and closed at $1.68, Knutsford Express closed with 8,366 shares trading at $18, Lasco Distributors closed with 718,998 units trading with the price declining 21 cents to close at $7.30, but the stock traded down to $6.51 during the trading session. Lasco Financial closed at $3.20 with 39,926 shares changing hands for a fall of 29 cents. Lasco Manufacturing closed at $4.75 with 52,632 shares trading, but rose by 7 cents and Medical Disposables closed with a rise of 2 cents as 7,900 units changed hands at $3.42, tTech traded 20,000 units at $4.50 and Derrimon Trading 11.75% preference shares traded 1,542 units at $2.13.

Juniors slip slightly on Monday

JSE sign The junior market edged lower at the close on Monday, with 632,321 shares valued at $2,290,950 changing hands. The market index lost 4 points to end at 2,180.43 as a total of 15 securities traded, with 5 advancing and 6 declining. The junior market ended with bids for 5 stocks closing higher than their last selling prices and 3 ending with a lower offer.
At the end of trading, CAC 2000 closed while trading 800 shares to end at $6.40, Caribbean Cream lost 1 cent with 25,000 shares changing hands at $4.94, Caribbean Producers traded 100,000 shares with a gain of 10 cents to end at $4, Consolidated Bakeries gained 15 cent to close at $1.60 with 127,159 shares changing hands. Dolphin Cove rose 20 cents while trading 1,515 units to close at $12.75, Honey Bun closed with a loss of 5 cents to $21.95, with 7,962 shares trading. Iron Rock Insurance traded 180,416 shares at $3.40, JM Trdng Sht-16-5-16Jamaican Teas traded 59,474 shares to end at $3.55, Jetcon Corporation traded 26,000 units to close with a loss of 10 cents at $2.90, KLE Group rose 20 cents in trading 20,000 shares and closed at $1.60. Knutsford Express closed with 1,570 shares trading at $18, Lasco Distributors closed with 22,730 units trading with the price declining 14 cents to close at $7.51, Lasco Financial closed at $3.49 with 49,843 shares changing hands for a fall of 1 cent. Lasco Manufacturing closed at $4.68 with 7,852 shares trading, but fell by 8 cents and Paramount Trading closed with a rise of 55 cents as 2,000 units changed hands at $11.05.

Juniors close up on Friday

One Honey Bun's Products - the stock ended at a new closing high of $22

One Honey Bun’s Products – the stock ended at a new closing high of $22

The junior market inched forward at the close on Friday, with a mere 193,019 shares valued at $1,341,812 changing hands. The market index added just 8.11 points to end at 2,184.43 as a total of 13 securities traded, with 3 advancing and 5 declining. The junior market ended with bids for 3 stocks closing higher than their last selling prices and 2 ending with lower offers.
At the end of trading, CAC 2000 closed while trading 10,000 shares to end at $6.40, Caribbean Cream fell 5 cents with 9,000 shares changing hands at $4.95, Derrimon Trading dipped 30 cents while trading 400 units to close at $4.50, Honey Bun closed at a new 52 weeks’ high of $22, after rising $1.50, with 19,637 shares trading. Iron Rock Insurance traded 2,725 shares at $3.40, JM Trdng Sht-13-5-16Jamaican Teas traded 612 shares and fell 25 cents to end at $3.55, Jetcon Corporation traded 60,000 units to close at $3, Key Insurance lost 17 cents in trading 3,000 shares and closed at $2.50. Knutsford Express gained $1 to close with 6,200 shares trading at $18, Lasco Distributors closed with 42,370 units trading with the price rising 4 cents to close at $7.65, Lasco Financial closed at $3.50 with 15,715 shares changing hands. Lasco Manufacturing closed at $4.76 with 21,890 shares trading, to gain 1 cent and tTech closed with 1,470 units at $4.50.