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

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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.

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.

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 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.