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.

Junior Market moderate trading continues

lascoDistributors280x150 There was trading in only 4 securities on the junior market on Tuesday, ending with 629,119 units valued at only $626,014. The JSE Junior Market Index increased 3.34 points to close at 669.71 as 2 advanced and 2 remained unchanged.
Caribbean Cream’s 25,000 units, closed 1 cent higher at 71 cents and Lasco Manufacturing was the dominant trade with 596,772 shares, gained 3 cents to $1, Dolphin Cove traded 640 shares at $8 and Lasco Financial closed with 6,707 shares at 95 cents.
At the close of trading there was 1 stock with the bid higher than the last selling prices and 5 stocks with offers that were lower. Ten securities closed without bids to buy stock and 5 with no stock on offer to sell.

Only 4 junior market securities trade

Activity on the Junior Market, remained subdued in Monday,s trading, with only 4 securities being active, resulting in 1,874,825 units valued at $2,598,078 trading. At the close of the Market, the JSE Junior Market Index, increased 0.08 points to close at 666.37 with 2 advancing securities and 2 declining.
Gen AccThe main trades were, General Accident with 1,212,625 units, while gaining 4 cents to end at $1.62 and Lasco Manufacturing with 642,500 shares to close down by 3 cents, at 95 cents, Lasco Distributors closed up a cent at $1.16 with 10,000 shares and Lasco Financial Services with 9,700 shares, ended at 95 after losing 5 cents.
At the close, there was 1 stock with the bid higher than the last selling price, and 7 stocks with offers that were lower, in the junior market, 10 stocks had no bids to sell and 5 with no stock on offer, to sell. These are negative indicators.

Junior market participation picks up but…

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Kremi Rum crm The number of securities trading in the Junior Market, picked up today to 6, from very low levels previously, but with very low volume. At the close of trading, the price of 1 stock advanced and 1 declined, with a total volume trading was 30,562 units. The JSE Junior Market Index fell 2.73 points to close at 666.29.
At the close the market there only moderate interest in junior market stocks with no bids to buy 10 stocks and no offer to sell 7 out of the 24 listings in this market segment. There was only one stock with the bid that was higher than the last selling price but 4 stocks had offers that were lower.
Gains| Caribbean Cream the sole stock to gain in the junior market, traded 5,000 with a gain of 5 cents, to close at 70 cents.
Firm Trades| Stocks in the junior market that traded to close at the same price as the day before are, Dolphin Cove with 200 shares at $8, Lasco Distributors traded 2,300 units at $1.15 Lasco Financial 1,500 shares at $1 and Lasco Manufacturing managed to exchange 3,982 units at $1.
Declines| General Accident with 20,500 shares changing hands lost 1 cent to end at $1.58 is the only stock declining in the junior market at the end of trading.

Only 4 junior stocks trade, 2 up none down

Lasco_FoodManufactoring150x150The Junior Market saw trading in only 9,650 units with only 4 securities being active. JSE Junior Market Index increased 14.27 points to close at 669.02 as only stocks traded with 2 advancing and none declining.
Gains| Stocks recording gains at the end of trading in the junior market are, Caribbean Flavours with an 11 cents rise to $2.80, while trading only 1,000 shares and Lasco Manufacturing with 9,700 units, closing up 14 cents to $1.
Firm Trades| Stocks in the junior market that traded to close at the same price as the day before are, Lasco Distributors trading a mere 100 shares at $1.15 and Lasco Financial with only 750 units being active to end at $1.
At the close, there were 9 stocks with no bids to buy and 9 stocks with no stock on offer to sell, 2 stocks had bids higher than their last selling prices and 6 stocks had offers that were lower.

Only 3 stocks traded Tuesday on junior market

Lasco_Building280x150 Trading in the Junior Market continued to be low, with only 3 securities changing hands, as a total of 1,462,279 units, valued at $1,281,976 traded. The JSE Junior Market Index rose 2.56 points to close at 653.79. Two stocks rose and 1 declined.
The main trades were Lasco Manufacturing with 863,229 units, to close at 86 cents, down 4 cents, after trading between 86 cents and 93 cents and Lasco Financial Services with 589,050 shares trading, between 87 cents and $1, ending at 87 cents, with a gain of 2 cents. The other stocks to trade are Lasco Distributors with 10,000 shares, ended at $1.11 with a 7 cents gain.
At the close of the market, 9 stocks had no buying interest, with no bids displayed to buy, while there were 7 stocks that had no sellers showing an interest in selling. There were 5 stocks with bids to buy above the last selling prices and 2 with offers that were lower.

JSE Junior Market hibernating

Lasco_FoodManufactoring150x150 There was only 3 securities trading in Junior Market on Monday, as investors continue to focus elsewhere, for investment opportunities. A total of only 248,404 units valued at $326,764 traded. The JSE Junior Market Index fell 1.02 points to close at 656.22, with 1 advancing and 1 declining.
At the end of trading 5 junior market stocks had bids that are higher than the last selling price and only two with offers that were lower, in addition s sign of some weakness in this market is 10 stocks having no bids versus 7 with no offers.
The main trades was Lasco Manufacturing with 210,404 units with a loss of 6 cents to end at 90 cents, Access Financial Services trading 10,000 units at $10.50 and was the only stocks with a gain, with the price rising 32 cents at the end of trading in the junior market a Lasco Distributors traded 28,000 units unchanged at $1.11.

JSE Junior Market taking a breather

Consolidated_Purity150x150 There was trading in only 376,001 units on Friday, valued at just $326,900 as investors continue to shun this segment of the market, in recent months. The JSE Junior Market Index fell by 1.02 points, to close at 656.22 as just 3 securities traded, with 1 advancing and 1 declining. The main trade is Consolidated Bakeries.
The market closed with 9 securities having no bids to buy and 7 securities without any stock being offered for sale. But the number of stocks with bids that are higher than the last traded price, numbered 4, while there was only one stock, with an offer below the last price.
Gains| Consolidated Bakeries had 358,301 shares changing hands, 1 cent higher, to end at 81 cents and was the only stock gaining at the end of trading, in the junior market.
Firm Trades| The stock in the junior market that traded to close at the same price as the day before, is Caribbean Producers trading 12,000 shares at $2.60.
Declines| The sole stock declining in the junior market, at the end of trading, is Lasco Manufacturing with 5,700 shares changing hands. The price lost 1 cent to close at 96 cents.

General Accident dominates junior market

GeneralAccident_logo150x150 The Junior Market has lost a lot of its lustre, since the market outperformed the main market up to 2013. Only 3 securities traded, on Thursday, with 2 advancing and 1 declining as 1,617,838 units valued at 2,538,331 traded. The JSE Junior Market Index increased 7.68 points to close at 657.24 The main trade was General Accident with 1,561,388 units.
Gains| Stocks recording gains at the end of trading in the junior market are, Caribbean Producers with 18,650 units while gaining 20 cents to $2.60 and General Accident closed at $1.55 while trading 1,561,388 shares at a 5 cents gain.
Declines| The only stocks declining in the junior market at the end of trading, is Consolidated Bakeries with 37,800 shares changing hands and lost 5 cents to end at 80.
At the end of trading there were 3 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and just 1 with offer lower.

JSE Junior Market low trading interest

The junior market enjoyed trading in 324,780 units valued at $353,366. The JSE Junior Market Index fell 2.40 points to close at 649.56 as just 5 securities traded with 2 advancing and 2 declining.
Kremi Rum crm Gains| Stocks recording gains, at the end of trading in the junior market are, Caribbean Cream with 29,240 units, gained 4 cents to 65 cents and General Accident had 9,000 units trading with 4 cents gain, to end at $1.50
Firm Trades| The only active stocks in the junior market that closed at the same price as the day before is Honey Bun with 1,442 shares to end at $2.12.
Declines| Stocks declining in the junior market at the end of trading are, Lasco Distributors with 263,098 units changing hands lost 2 cents to end at $1.11 and Lasco Financial with 22,000 shares lost 13 cents to end at 85 cents for anew 52 weeks low.
At the end of trader there were 2 securities with bids higher than the last selling price and two with offers that were lower.