Juniors big 3 gainers on Friday

Cargo Handlers traded at a new high of $56.

Cargo Handlers traded at a new high of $56.

The junior market ended July, with a rise on the last day of the month, to close the month slightly lower by 7.31 points than at the close of June. Three stocks jumped sharply with Blue Power surging $2.40, Cargo Handlers trading at a record high with a gain of $7 and Knutsford Express climbing $4. The market closed with 14 securities being active, down from 19 on Thursday.
The index closed 42.49 points higher at 2,200.86 as an equal number of 6 stocks advanced and declined and with 1 closing at a new high. A total of 2,718,436 units traded, valued at $8,665,436.
A total of 7 stocks closed with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 ended with a lower offer.
At the close, Access Financial Services had 8,200 units changing hands while losing 35 cents to close at $17.10, JM - Sum 29-7-16Blue Power jumping $2.40, and closed with 13,375 units changing hands at $16.10, Cargo Handlers traded 1,875 shares to end a an all-time high of $56. Caribbean Cream rose 14 cents with 251,464 shares changing hands to close at $6.95, Consolidated Bakeries lost 5 cents in trading 50,484 units at $2.10, C2W Music rose 1 cent to end at 29 cents with 573 shares changing hands, Dolphin Cove ended at $13.65 with 5,000 shares trading to gain 74 cents. General Accident traded 1,794,758 units at $2.05,JM Trdng Sht 29-7-16 Honey Bun had 17,500 shares changing hands, to close at with a loss of 5 cents at $5.45, Key Insurance traded 253,785 units to close at $2.50. Knutsford Express closed with 316 units changing hands to end at $19 with a rise of $4, Lasco Distributors ended with 161,341 shares changing hands, to end 10 cents lower at $7.30. Lasco Financial gained 9 cents and ended with 11,000 shares changing hands to close at $3.49, Lasco Manufacturing lost 3 cents and closed at $4.97 with 134,067 shares trading and Medical Disposables traded 19,698 shares and fell 5 cents to close at $3.50.

Cargo Handlers jumps $3 – Wednesday

Cargo Handlers jumped $3 to close at a new high of $49, with 1,000 units changing hands on the junior market on Wednesday, ahead of an August 3, board meeting to consider a stock split. Trading in the market closed with 12 securities being active. JM - Sum 27-7-16The index closed 12.08 points higher at 2,193.43 as 3 stocks gained and 4 declined with 1 closing at a new high and one at a new low. A total of 1,816,484 units traded, valued at $5,056,429.
A total of 6 stocks closed with bids higher than their last selling prices and none ended with a lower offer.
At the close, Caribbean Cream lost 30 cents with 16,885 shares changing hands to close at $6.70, General Accident lost 10 cents in trading 1,203,707 units at $2.05, Mayberry Investments crossed 1,203,365 of the shares to trade. Honey Bun had 9,913 shares changing hands to close at $5.50. Key Insurance traded 3,539 shares to close at $2.50, KLE Group had 4,950 units trading at $7.40, JM Trdng Sht 27-7-16Lasco Distributors ended with 9.640 shares changing hands, to end at $7.40, Lasco Financial ended with 84,114 shares changing hands to close 5 cents higher at $3.40. Lasco Manufacturing closed at $5 with 81,326 shares trading, Medical Disposables traded 389,454 shares and gained 45 cents to close at $4, tTech traded 8,456 units to end at $4 and Derrimon Trading preference share ended with 3,500 shares changing hands to close 1 cent lower at a 52 weeks’ low of $2.07.

7 junior stocks rise 3 fall – Monday

Junior market trading closed with a decline in the index on Monday with more stocks rising than falling, with 13 securities being active. JM - Sum 25-7-16The index closed 33.43 points lower at 2,156.41 as 7 stocks gained and 3 declined. A total of 846,304 units traded valued at $4,791,506.
A total of 3 stocks closed with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 ended with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial Services closed with a gain of 10 cents at $17.50, with 8,860 units changing hands, Caribbean Cream lost 39 cents with 27,595 shares changing hands to close at $6.51, Caribbean Flavours traded 14,698 units to end at $7 with a gain of 25 cents. Caribbean Producers traded 98,030 shares and gained 4 cents to end at $3.25, JM Trdng Sht 25-7-16Consolidated Bakeries rose 5 cents in trading 20,000 shares to end at $2.05, Honey Bun with 47,000 shares changing hands, closed at $5.53. Key Insurance lost 10 cents in trading 66,862 shares to close at $2.50, KLE Group ended at $1.30 with 45,000 shares changing hands, Lasco Distributors ended with 456,259 shares changing hands, but fell 26 cents to $7. Lasco Financial ended with 2,800 shares changing hands and gained 10 cents to $3.35, Lasco Manufacturing closed with a gain of 10 cents at $5 with 58,200 shares trading and Eppley 10% preference share traded 1,000 units and gained 1 cents to end at $6.10.

Juniors suffers slight fall on Thursday

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Junior market trading closed slightly down on Thursday with more stocks falling than the number rising, with 17 securities being active and the index closing 2.80 points lower at 2,190.19 as 5 stocks gained and 7 declined. The market ended with 1,137,261 units traded, valued at $6,066,776.
JM - Sum 21-7-16A total of 5 stocks closed with bids higher than their last selling prices and 1 ended with a lower offer.
At the close, AMG Packaging traded 16,612 shares to close at $12.50, Blue Power with a fall of $1.18 with just 100 shares changing hands, at $15, CAC 2000 traded 70,925 shares at $6.50, Caribbean Cream fell 3 cents in closing at $6.95, with 21,326 shares traded, Caribbean Producers traded 25,000 shares and gained 26 cents to end at $3.46. Consolidated Bakeries traded 52,000 shares to end at $2.10, General Accident lost 12 cents to close at $2.03 with 42,000 shares changing hands, Iron Rock Insurance gained 2 cents in trading 25,000 shares and closed at $3.20, Jamaican Teas lost 30 cents in trading at $3.20 with 1,519 shares changing hands. JM Trdng Sht 21-7-16Jetcon Corporation fell 15 cents to close at $2.55 with 50,000 shares changing hands, Key Insurance gained 5 cents in trading 3,163 shares at $2.60, Knutsford Express had 22,732 units changing hands, to close at $15, Lasco Distributors ended with 192,726 shares changing hands, but rose 19 cents to $7.49, Lasco Financial ended with 48,628 shares changing hands at $3.40. Lasco Manufacturing closed at $4.90 with 554,582 shares trading a decline of 10 cents. Medical Disposables traded 1,885 shares and gained 1 cent to close at $3.50 and tTech ended with 9,063 shares changing hands to end at $3.80.

Juniors gain – Wednesday

The junior market closed with the market index closing higher by 39.61 points to end at 2,083.69 with just 209,776 shares trading with a value of $1,025,220 from 9 active securities with 4 advancing 1 declining. Trading is down from the 14 securities that traded, accounting for 724,885 units valued at $2,996,936, on Tuesday.
JM - Sum 13-7-16uThe junior market was recording strong gains in the market index with Lasco Distributors‘ price climbing 50 cents to $6.55 while trading 22,000 shares and Caribbean Cream (Kremi) trading 74,400 shares at $5.50 without a change to the Tuesday’s closing price but climbing based on the input into the index movement. Investors were responding to Kremi’s 81 percent jump in profit, to $71 million, for the May quarter.
At the end of trading, 7 stocks closed with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 ended with lower offers.
JM Trdng Sht 13-7-16At the close, AMG Packaging ended at $12.51 with 5,051 units changing hands, General Accident traded 1,987 units at $2.05, Honey Bun gained 5 cents while trading 28,826 shares to close at $5.60, Iron Rock Insurance gained 15 cents in trading 49,100 shares and closed at $3.35. Jetcon Corporation had 43,056 units changing hands at $2.70, Key Insurance closed with 1,000 units changing hands at $2.65, after rising by 5 cents, Lasco Financial ended with 24,200 shares changing hands, at $3.40, after gaining 2 cents and Lasco Manufacturing closed at $5 with 9,256 shares trading and fell 1 cent.

LascoD shot juniors – Thursday

The junior market closed trading sharply down on Thursday, with the market index diving 100.65 points, to close at 2,032.92. A $1.57 fall in the price of the Lasco Distributors inflicted most of damage to the junior market index on Thursday, with a fall by 4.7 percent, the stock fell from $7.40 at the start of trading on Wednesday, down to $5.30 in the morning session, for a 28 percent decline.
JM - Sum 7-7-16Caribbean Producers that sunk sharply on Wednesday as investors reacted negatively to the news that profit in the final quarter of the fiscal year to June will be hit by added cost. The stock did not trade but closed with the bid at $3.20 compared to the last sale price of $3, Lasco Distributors was one of the stocks that closed with the bid being higher than the last traded price, but with a small volume.
A total of only 6 active securities with only 472,148 shares valued at $2,592,609 changed hands on Thursday. At the close, 2 stocks advanced and 3 declined
At the end of trading 8 stocks closed with bids higher than their last selling prices and 1 ended with a lower offer.
At the end of trading, Consolidated Bakeries gained 15 cents in trading 16,389 shares to close at $2.15, the stock was offered at $2.10 at the close,JM Trde Sht 7-7-16 Key Insurance traded 1,837 shares and rose 10 cents to close at $2.60. Lasco Distributors traded 412,422 units to end at $5.33, as investors continued to respond negatively to news that Pfizer is countering Lasco huge claim of more than US$300 million with their estimate of less than US$1 million. Pfizer had previously challenged Lasco over their right to sell tablets for hypertension and lost, resulting in the need to quantify damages by the courts. Lasco Financial ended with 5,200 shares changing hands at $3.35, after falling 7 cents, Lasco Manufacturing gained 3 cents to close at $5.03 with 8,300 shares trading and Medical Disposables added 28,000 units and remained unchanged at $3.45.

Juniors dented – Tuesday

The junior market closed trading on Tuesday with the market index dropping sharply by 38.02 points to 2,167.59. Only 11 active securities with the volume at 829,809 shares valued at $2,684,479 changed hands. JM sum 28-6-16At the close, 3 stocks advanced and 5 declined while one closed at a new low.
At the end of trading 9 stocks closed with the bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 ended with lower offers.
At the end of trading, Blue Power Group traded 900 shares and rose 15 cents to end at $13.70, CAC 2000 had 500 shares trading firm at $6.95, Caribbean Cream gained 10 cents with 44,500 shares changing hands to close at $5.10, Caribbean Producers traded JM Trdng Sht-28-6-164,000 units to end at $4.06 with a gain of 6 cents. C2W Music had 268,277 shares changing hands, but fell 6 cents to close at an all-time low of 28 cents, Honey Bun lost 40 cents to close at $5.20 with 4,412 units changing hands, Key Insurance closed at $2.50 with 3,600 units changing hands. Lasco Distributors dropped 60 cents in trading 184,611 units to end at $7, Lasco Financial closed with a fall of 1 cents at $3.49, with 800 shares changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing closed at $5 with 17,607 shares trading and Medical Disposables traded 300,602 shares to close with a loss of 25 cents at $3.

Flat trading for juniors – Monday

ISP Finance at new high on Monday.

ISP Finance at new high on Monday.

Trading in the junior market ended on Monday with reduced participation of securities compared to Fridays 16 to end with 12 stocks being active, leading to 5 advancing and 3 declining. The junior index inched by just 0.28 points to 2,234.93. At the close 1,041,531 shares, valued at $5,241,081 changed hands.
At the end of trading the bids for 5 stocks closed higher than their last selling prices and 4 ended with lower offers.
JM sum 13-6-16At the end of trading, Blue Power traded 560 units and lost 25 cents to end at $13.65, Consolidated Bakeries traded 69,018 shares to close with a loss of 25 cent to close at $1.75, C2W Music traded 30,000 shares to end with a loss of 2 cents to close at 41 cents. Honey Bun recovered 25 cents of the amount it fell by on Friday, to close at $5.50 on Monday with 191,355 units changing hands. At the close, Honey Bun offers were stronger than bids which are at $5.25 to buy 31,500 units, moderate offers are at $5.65 and $6, Iron Rock Insurance traded 16,000 shares at $3.23, JM Trdng Sht-13-6-16ISP Finance Services traded at a new high of $3.80 while trading 20,000 units starting at $3.50. Key Insurance ended with the price holding firm at $2.50 with 10,892 shares changing hands, Lasco Distributors gained 1 cent in trading 139,744 units to end at $8, Lasco Financial closed at $3.40 with 44,000 shares changing hands to gain 20 cents, while Lasco Manufacturing, closed at $5.05 with 515,762 shares trading. Paramount Trading ended with 4,000 units changing hands at $10.99 and tTech traded only 200 shares and gained 15 cents, to end at $4.20.

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.