Another big jump for Eppley on Tuesday

New high for Eppley

New high for Eppley

Eppley jumped again in the early morning session on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, to add $69.24 to the $75.76 gained on Monday as 160,000 units of the stock traded at a new 52 weeks’ high of $650 to record a gain of almost 29 percent in two days.
The trade took place as the company announced that up to 487,703 new ordinary shares priced at $650 each will be made available to ordinary stockholders on the record date for the issue, on Friday 6 May 2016. On Monday Eppley climbed 15 percent for a gain of $75.76 to close at $580.76. At the close, there were two 52 weeks’ highs with 14 active securities trading, as 6 advanced and 4 declined as the junior market index slipped 0.77 points, to end at 2,158.56. A total of 1,253,040 shares valued at $109,112,009 traded. 4 stocks closed with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 ended with lower offers.
At the end of trading in a market, Caribbean Cream traded 2,450 units and rose 30 cents to end at $4.50, Caribbean Producers had 1,000 shares changing hands at $4.01, General Accident gained 5 cents in trading 3,600 shares to close at $2.70, Honey Bun fell 95 cents to end at $17 with 37,988 shares trading. JM Trdng Sht-03-5-16Jamaican Teas traded 8,900 shares and lost 9 cents to end at $3.91, Jetcon Corporation ended at $2.90 while 608,524 units traded. Key Insurance traded 25,121 shares to end at $2.80, Knutsford Express had 2,900 shares trading unchanged at $16.80. Lasco Distributors gained 10 cents and ended at $7.60 with 130,860 shares trading, Lasco Financial gained 10 cents to close at $3.50 with 120,661 shares changing hands. Lasco Manufacturing lost 1 cent to close at $4.59 with 78,836 shares trading, Medical Disposables traded 1,200 shares to close 22 cents higher at $3.42 and Paramount Trading fell 15 cents to end with 71,000 shares changing hands at $10.85.

Eppley jumps $76 on Monday

Eppley jumps sharply to close at a new high of $580.76

Eppley jumps sharply to close at a new high of $580.76

Trading on the junior market was dominated by Eppley with a 15 percent jump in the price, resulting in a gain of $75.76 to close at $580.76 for a new 52 weeks’ high with 100 shares changing hands. The rise in Eppley and recovery of $1.05 in the price of Lasco Manufacturing resulted in the junior market index rising a sharp 94.48 points, to end at 2,159.33.
At the close, there were two 52 weeks’ highs with 14 active securities trading, with 8 advancing and 3 declining. Volume traded is just 534,047 shares valued at $3,394,975, while 4 stocks closed with bids higher than the last selling prices and 3 ended with lower offers.
At the end of trading in a market, Caribbean Cream traded 19,811 units and fell 15 cents to end at $4.20, Caribbean Flavours had 104,812 shares changing hands at $8.50, Consolidated Bakeries gained 10 cents in trading 40,000 shares to close at $1.35, Dolphin Cove had 16,144 shares changing hands at $12.50. Honey Bun rose 75 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $17.95 with 500 shares trading. JM Trdng Sht-02-5-16Iron Rock Insurance traded at $3.40 at the close while 4,000 shares changed hands, with a gain of 5 cents, Jamaican Teas traded 1,817 shares and gained 1 cent to end at $4, Jetcon Corporation ended at $2.90 while 66,153 units traded. Key Insurance traded 5,300 shares but gained 30 cents to end at $2.80, Lasco Distributors fell 10 cents and ended at $7.50 with 213,679 shares trading, Lasco Financial gained 25 cents to close at $3.40 with 25,585 shares changing hands. Lasco Manufacturing rose $1.05 to close at $4.60 with 27,458 shares trading and tTech ended with 8,688 units changing hands to end with a loss of 30 cents at $4.15.

Juniors climb sharply – Wednesday

Lasco Financial traded the most shares on the junior market on Wednesday.

Lasco Financial traded the most shares on the junior market on Wednesday.

Trading on the junior market resulted in more stocks rising exceeding declining ones by a wide margin and ended with the index rising 42.37 points to end at 2,109.90 on Wednesday. There were 20 active securities in the junior market with 10 advancing and 4 declining. .
At the close, 2 stocks closed with bids higher than the last selling prices and 2 ended with lower offers. Volume traded is 7,092,876 shares valued at $25,938,952.
At the end of trading in a market, Access Financial Services closed at $16.50 with 12,000 units changing hands, AMG Packaging traded 11,000 shares at $13, Cargo Handlers closed at $45, with 525 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cream traded 92,870 units, but recovered the 17 cents it lost on Tuesday to end at $4. Caribbean Producers gained 11 cents to end at $4.01 while trading 475,000 units. Consolidated Bakeries rose 7 cents in trading 1,000,000 shares to close at $1.17. C2W Music gained 3 cents while trading 106,324 units to end at 35 cents, Dolphin Cove traded 250 shares with a loss of 50 cents at $12.50, General Accidents closed at $2.65 with 147,688 shares changing hands, Honey Bun lost 20 cents to end at $15.80 with 206,720 shares trading. Iron Rock Insurance traded at $3.10 while 63,000 shares change hands,JM Trdng Sht 27-4-16 ISP Finance had 50,000 shares changing hands and rose 29 cents to close at $2.74, Jamaican Teas traded 397,510 shares and gained 20 cents to end at $3.70, Jetcon Corporation climbed 35 cents to end at $2.85 while 352,125 units traded. KLE Group traded 1,000,000 shares with a rise of 5 cents to $1.45, Lasco Distributors gained 68 cents and ended at $7.20 with 265,511 trading. Lasco Financial closed at $3.10 with 1,493,865 shares changing hands but rose 10 cents, Lasco Manufacturing fell by 5 cents to close at $4.70 with 597,108 shares trading, Derrimon Trading preference share ended with 21,500 units changing hands to end with a loss of 2 cents at $2.12 and Eppley 10% reference share traded 799,880 units at $6.10.

Juniors dip as 8 stocks fall – Tuesday

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Lasco Manufacturing had the largest trade in the junior market

Lasco Manufacturing had the largest trade in the junior market

Trading on the junior market resulted in more stocks declining than rising by a wide margin and ended with the index dropping 37.33 points end at 2,067.53 on Tuesday. A volume of 3,312,315 shares valued at $12,515,372 traded, including two large trades, with Lasco Manufacturing accounting for 1,106,586 shares and Caribbean Producers with 1,063,150 shares.
The market closed with 16 active securities, 2 of which advanced and 8 declined while 2 stocks closed with bids higher than the last selling prices and 3 ended with lower offers.
At the end of trading in a market, Access Financial Services closed at $16.50 with 5,000 units changing hands, Caribbean Cream traded 109,925 units but lost 17 cents to end at $3.83, Caribbean Flavours lost 5 cents to close at $8.50 while 1,222 shares were traded, Caribbean Producers fell 10 cents to end at $3.90. Consolidated Bakeries fell 10 cents in trading just 122,376 shares to close at $1.20, C2W Music had 29,019 units changing hands at 32 cents, JM Trdng Sht 26-4-16General Accidents closed at $2.65 with 136,177 shares changing hands, Honey Bun rose 50 cents to end at $16 with 8,527 shares trading. Iron Rock Insurance fell 40 cents to $3.10 while trading 118,926 shares, ISP Finance had 19,300 shares changing hands, at $2.45, Jamaican Teas traded 74,583 shares at $3.50, KLE Group traded 331,000 shares at $1.40, Lasco Distributors lost 98 cents and ended at $6.52 with 115,359 units trading. Lasco Financial closed at $3 with 43,200 shares changing hands but with a loss of 3 cents, Lasco Manufacturing gained 20 cents to close at $4.75 and tTech fell 3 cents and ended with 27,965 shares changing hands at $4.15.

Juniors pulled back – Monday

Honey Bun jumped sharply on Monday.

Honey Bun jumped sharply on Monday.

The junior market index fell 9.22 points compared to 159.72 points it gained on Friday to end at 2,104.86 on Monday. In the mid-morning session the juniors were up 47.28 points. There were two big trades with Lasco Manufacturing and General Accident accounting for more than 1.4 million shares each, helping push the volume traded, to 3,718,416 units valued at $14,802,812..
The market closed with 15 active securities, 2 of which advanced and 5 declined while 4 stocks closed with bids higher than the last selling prices and 4 ended with lower offers.
At the end of trading in a market, Access Financial Services closed at $16.50 with 150 units changing hands, AMG Packaging gained $1 to close at $13 with 12,460 units changing hands, Caribbean Cream traded 62,882 units at $4, Caribbean Producers traded 4,150 units to end at $4. Consolidated Bakeries fell 1 cent in trading just 500 shares to close at $1.20, C2W Music had 1,000 units changing hands at 32 cents after losing just 1 cent, JM Trdng Sht 25-4-16Dolphin Cove traded 20,000 shares at $13, General Accident closed at $2.65 with 1,447,523 shares changing hands, Honey Bun rose $2.50 to end at $15.50 with 3,000 shares trading. Key Insurance fell by 5 cents to close at $2.50 after 7,913 shares changed hands, Lasco Distributors ended at $7.50 with 344,182 units trading, Lasco Financial closed at $3.03, with 347,500 shares changing hands. Lasco Manufacturing fell 15 cents with 1,436,456 shares changing hands to close at $4.55 and tTech ended with 29,200 shares changing hands at $4.18.

Juniors jump 8% on – Friday

Cargo Handlers traded at a new high of $45.

Cargo Handlers traded at a new high of $45.

The junior market index jumped sharply by 159.72 points or 8 percent on top of the 72.93 points it gained on Thursday to end at 2,114.08 on Friday. As was the case on Thursday Lasco Distributors and Manufacturing made big impression on the market index. The volume traded ended with 2,723,962 units valued at $12,229,768, changing hands. The market closed with 16 active securities, 9 of which advanced and 3 declined while one stock closed at a 52 weeks’ high.
At the close of trading 4 stocks closed with bids higher than the last selling prices and just 4 ended with lower offers.
At the end of trading in a market with price gains dominated by the Lasco companies, AMG Packaging closed with a loss of 2 cents in trading 5,540 units to end at $12, CAC 2000 traded 1,400 shares 40 cents higher to close at $6.90. Cargo Handlers ended with 100 shares changing hands for a gain of $1.49 and closed at a 52 weeks’ high of $45, Caribbean Cream traded 233,322 units at $4, Caribbean Producers traded 100,000 units to end at $4, Consolidated Bakeries gained 11 cents in trading 7,870 shares to close at $1.21, Dolphin Cove traded 714 shares to close at $13. Iron Rock Insurance 28,000 units on the bid at $3.50, JM Trdng Sht 22-4-16ISP Finance had 20,719 units changing hands but lost 5 cents to close at $2.45, Jetcon Corporation had 575,835 shares trading with a gain of 3 cents at $2.50, Key Insurance rose by 5 cents to close at $2.55 after 30,114 shares changed hands, Lasco Distributors jumped $1.29 to end at $7.50 with 528,460 units trading, Lasco Financial gained 4 cents to close at $3.03, with 117,447 shares changing hands. Lasco Manufacturing gained 56 cents with 977,026 shares changing hands to close at $4.70, Medical Disposables closed at $3.10 with 50,000 shares trading with a loss of 5 cents, tTech ended with 47,415 shares changing hands with a gain of 1 cent at $4.18.

Juniors jump on – Thursday

Lasco Distributors dominated trading on the junior market on Thursday.

Lasco Distributors dominated trading on the junior market on Thursday.

The junior market index jumped sharply by 72.93 points to end at 1,954.36 on Thursday as a few big trades took place, pushing up the volume traded with 8,096,759 units valued at $42,556,334, changing hands. Lasco Distributors traded 5,469,528 units, to be the dominant trade of the day. The market closed with 13 active securities, 4 of which advanced and 2 declined with.
At the close of trading 7 stocks closed with bids higher than the last selling prices and just 5 ended with lower offers.
At the end of trading, AMG Packaging closed with a loss of 98 cents in trading 960 units to end at $12.02, Caribbean Cream traded 74,315 units at $4, the stock is encountering more selling than buying. Caribbean Producers traded 2,400 units to end at $4, General Accident traded 1,150,656 shares to close at $2.65, ISP Finance had 7,500 units changing hands at $2.50. JM Trdng Sht 21-4-16Iron Rock Insurance still has 5,003,000 units on the bid at $3.10, while the stock last traded at $3.50. Key Insurance closed at $2.50 after 7,500 shares changed hands, KLE Group traded 155,115 units at $1.40 for a 3 cents loss, Knutsford Express traded 9,415 shares unchanged at $19, Lasco Distributors gained 41 cents to end at $6.21 with 5,469,528 units trading, Lasco Financial gained 4 cents to close at $2.99, with 4,000 shares changing hands. Lasco Manufacturing gained 42 cents with 952,192 shares changing hands to close at $4.14, tTech ended with 9,829 shares changing hands at $4.17 as 2 cents were added and Eppley 10 percent preference share traded 34,120 units at $6.10.

Juniors rise again – Wednesday

Honey Bun fell $3 to close at $13 on Wednesday.

Honey Bun fell $3 to close at $13 on Wednesday.

The junior market index recovered some ground on Wednesday with a gain of 26.10 points to end at 1,881.43. Trading ended with 12 active securities, 6 of which advanced and 5 declined while 1,448,567 units valued at $4,853,764, changed hands.
At the close of trading only 3 stocks closed with bids higher than the last selling prices and just 2 ended with lower offers.
At the end of trading, AMG Packaging closed trading with 8,000 units to end at $13, Cargo Handlers hit a new 52 weeks’ high by gaining 52 cents to close with 1,000 units changing hands at $43.51, Caribbean Cream traded 38,648 units to end at $4 after trading down to $3.65 in the morning session. Caribbean Producers traded 4,570 units but gained 7 cents to end at $4, Consolidated Bakeries gained 4 cents with 1,000 shares trading $1.10, JM Trdng Sht 20-4-16General Accident traded 939,649 shares and rose 15 cents to end at $2.65, Honey Bun fell $3 to close at $13 while 5,898 shares changed hands. Iron Rock Insurance did not trade but had 5,003,000 units on the bid to at $3.10, while the stock last traded at $3.50. Jetcon Corporation fell 3 cents and closed at $2.47 after 61,500 shares changed hands, Lasco Distributors gained 30 cents to end at $5.80 with 216,200 units trading, Lasco Financial fell by 8 cents and closed at $2.95, with 4,000 shares changing hands. Lasco Manufacturing gained 11 cents with 151,325 shares changing hands to close at $3.72 and tTech ended with 5,744 shares changing hands at $4.15 as the price gained 3 cents.

Demand climbs for juniors – Tuesday

JM Sign The junior market index lost some ground by the close on Tuesday with a loss of 19.39 points to end at 1,855.33, but trading volumes climbed above Monday’ s levels as Caribbean Cream, Lasco Distributors and Lasco Financial Services traded over 280,000 units each. Trading ended with 16 active securities, 6 of which advanced and 5 declined while 1,514,172 units valued at $7,024,157, changed hands.
On Monday 1,099,234 shares traded valued at $4.6 million at the close of trading only 1 stock closed with the bid higher than the last selling price and just 2 ended with lower offers.
At the end of trading, AMG Packaging gained 50 cents in trading 5,700 units to end at $13, Cargo Handlers hit a new 52 weeks’ high by gaining 52 cents to close with 1,000 units changing hands at $43.51, Caribbean Cream traded 283,550 units to end at $4. Caribbean Producers traded 1,732 units but fell 7 cents to end at $3.93, Consolidated Bakeries gained 1 cent with 15,000 shares trading $1.06, Dolphin Cove traded 200 shares at $13 for a loss of $1.50, Honey Bun fell 50 cents to close at $16 while 17,300 shares changed hands. Iron Rock Insurance closed with 10,000 units changing hands to end at $3.50.JM Trdng Sht 19-4-16 Jamaican Teas rose 9 cents and closed at $3.50 after 26,085 shares changed hands, Key Insurance fell 3 cents while trading 10,000 shares to close at $2.50, Knutsford Express closed with 9,200 units changing hands at $19. Lasco Distributors gained 5 cents to end at $5.50 with 634,064 units trading, Lasco Financial rose by 41 cents and closed at $3.03, with 288,330 shares changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing gained 10 cents with 208,236 shares changing hands to close at $3.70. Medical Disposables closed at $3.15 with 2,200 shares trading and tTech ended with 1,155 shares changing hands at $4.12 as the price gained 2 cents.

Honey Bun jumps $2.45 on Friday

Honey Bun jumped sharply on Friday.

Honey Bun jumped sharply on Friday.

The junior market closed slightly higher on Friday with a gain of 27.86 points to 1,853.36 but more stocks declined than gained as Honey Bun share price jumped 19.5 percent. Trading ended with 18 active securities, 4 of which advanced and 6 declined while only 430,780 units valued at $1,515,398, changed hands.
There were only 4 stocks closing with bids that were higher than their last selling prices and 4 ended with lower offers.
At the end of trading, AMG Packaging lost 12 cents in trading 1,060 units to end at $13, Blue Power closed with 1,179 units changing hands at $11.20, Caribbean Flavours traded 3,000 units to end at $8.55 after gaining $1.05, Caribbean Producers traded 5,750 units and lost 10 cents to end at $3.90. Consolidated Bakeries rose 18 cents with 12,000 shares trading $1.18, C2W Music closed at 33 cents with 2,000 units changing hands, General Accident Insurance traded 594 units at $2.90, Honey Bun jumped $2.45 to close at $15 while 2,748 shares changed hands. Iron Rock Insurance had 1,000 units changing hands to end at $3.65, ISP Finance closed at $2.50 after trading 48,379 units, Jamaican Teas closed at $3.41 after JM Trdng Sht 15-4-161,200 shares changed hands but ended with the offer at $3.35 to sell 68,657 shares. Jetcon Corporation ended trading with 70,611 shares at $2.55 having lost 14 cents, Key Insurance fell 35 cents while trading 91,930 shares to close at $2.65, Knutsford Express closed with 406 units changing hands at $19. Lasco Distributors gained 34 cents to end at $5.40 with 93,665 units trading, Lasco Financial closed at $2.62, with 46,756 shares changing hands, the bid closed at $2.94 to buy 38,000 units with good support down to $2.60, Lasco Manufacturing fell 20 cents with 10,233 shares changing hands to close at $3.60 and tTech ended with 37,729 shares trading to end at $4.05 as the price fell by 3 cents.