Cargo Handlers at new high

CargoHandlers280X150 Cargo Handlers closed at a new all-time high, on the junior market on Tuesday, but with only a small volume and Blue Power was by far the leading trade with a value of $3,370,500. Activity elsewhere saw trading in only 6 securities traded and ended with 739,790 units valued at $3,626,764.
At the close of the JSE Junior Market Index rose 5.63 points to close at 688.61 with the price of 2 advancing and 2declining. Trading ended with 3 stocks having bids higher than their last selling prices and only 1 with a lower offer. The junior market had only 4 securities closing without bids to buy. There were 9 securities that had no stocks being offered for sale.
The stock trading on the junior market on Tuesday are, Cargo Handlers that ended trading with 220 shares and jumped $1.40 to close at a new high of $16. Dolphin Cove closed with 2,000 shares, the price rose 50 cents to $9. Lasco Financial ended with 17,700 shares trading and lost 1 cent to 97 cents, Lasco Manufacturing closed 1 cent lower at $1.11 while trading 146,870 shares. Blue Power closed trading with 535,000 units, the price ended at $6.30 and Lasco Distributors closed with 38,000 shares at $1.45.

Activity picks up on junior market

Dolphin Cove was one of the stocks gaining on the junior market on Monday

Dolphin Cove was one of the stocks gaining on the junior market on Monday

Activity is picking up in the junior market with far less stocks closing without bids on Monday. There has been noticeable improvement in this measure over the last two weeks with the number falling from as high as 11 a few weeks ago.
Trading on the Junior Market closed with only 7 securities traded and ended with 187,106 units valued at $207,965. The JSE Junior Market Index rose 3.44 points to close at 682.98, with the price 4 advancing. At the close of the market, there was 1 stock with the bid higher than the last selling price and 2 stocks with offers that were lower. The junior market continues to show improvement in sentiment with only 4 securities closing with no bids to buy. There were 5 securities that had no stocks being offered for sale.
The stocks trading in the junior market on Monday are, Cargo Handlers that ended with 754 shares changing hands, to close with a gain of 40 cents at $14.60. Dolphin Cove ended with 2,475 trading to close 40 cents higher at $8.50, Lasco Manufacturing finished trading 32,500 units for 2 cents more at $1.12, Medical Disposables concluded trading with 7,000 shares changing hands, to close 5 cents up at $1.75. AMG Packaging closed with 23,300 units trading as the price remained at $2.15, Lasco Distributors closed with 15,000 shares changing hands at $1.45 and Lasco Financial finished with 106,077 shares at 98 cents.

Honey Bun new low of $1.70

Honey Bun stock price hit the lowest level since listing in 2011.

Honey Bun stock price hit the lowest level since listing in 2011.

Activity Trading on the Junior Market closed with only securities traded and ended with 566,814 units valued at $860,032. The JSE Junior Market Index fell 7.75 points to close at 679.54, with the price 1 stock advancing and 5 declining.
At the close of the market, there was 1 stock with bid higher than the last selling prices and none with lower offer. The junior market is lowly regaining strength but not there yet with 5 securities closing with no bids to buy. There were 8 securities that had no stocks being offered for sale, a positive indicator that prices could be rising in the near future.
Paramount Trading ended with 19,429 shares trading with a gain of 6 cents to $2.62, AMG Packaging closed with 580 shares trading at $2.15, Lasco Manufacturing closed with 128,435 shares changing hands to close at $1.10, Access Financial closed with 11,000 units trading, the price slipped 4 cents, to $8.96. Dolphin Cove lost 40 cents to close at $8.10 and finished trading with 3,200 share. Honey Bun ended trading with 7,000 shares changing hands to close 30 cents lower at $1.70, for a new 52 weeks’ low, Lasco Distributors traded 291,300 units with the price slipping 5 cents $1.45 and Lasco Financial traded 105,870 shares lower by 7 cents at 98 cents.

Low activity on junior market

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The junior market has been slowly rebuilding since a 2014  low reached in June

The junior market has been slowly rebuilding since a 2014 low reached in June

Activity Trading on the Junior Market closed with 7 securities traded and ended with 383,283 units valued at $624,792. The JSE Junior Market Index rose 8.21 points to close at 687.29, with the price 2 advancing and only 1 falling. At the close of the market, there were 3 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 1 stock with the offer that was lower. The junior market continues to limited participation from a number of the junior market stocks with 6 securities closing with no bids to buy. There were 7 securities that had no stocks being offered for sale.
Blue Power closed with 910 units with a 14 cents gain to $6.30, followed by Lasco Distributors finishing trading with just 1,600 units to close trading with an increase of 9 cents at $1.50. AMG Packaging closed trading with 51,578 shares changing hands at $2.15, General Accident had 220,595 shares trading at $1.75 followed by Honey Bun with a mere 300 shares at $2, Lasco Financial ended trading with 3,300 units at $1.05 and Lasco Manufacturing traded 105,000 shares and lost cents 2 to end at $1.10.

Juniors still waiting to move

Trading in the Junior Market closed with very little activity with only 5 securities traded. Trading ended with 628,116 units valued at $3,063,328. The JSE Junior Market Index fell 5.89 points to close at 667.73, with the price advancing.

Eppley 9.5% preference share was the leading trade on the junior market

Eppley 9.5% preference share was the leading trade on the junior market

At the close of the market, there were only 1 stock with the bid higher than the last selling price and none with lower offers. The junior market is showing signs of improvement, but continues to exhibit areas of weakness with 6 securities closing with no bids to buy. There were 6 securities that had no stocks being offered for sale.
Blue Power only traded 320 shares at $6.16 followed by Caribbean Producers in trading 26,500 units at $2.15 after falling 5 cents, General Accident with 33,296 units traded to close at $1.75 each Lasco Distributors chipped in with 100,000 units at $1.40 and lost 5 cents.
Eppley Limited 9.5% preference share traded 468,000 shares as the price slipped 9 cents to end at $6 a bit strange since the company is going back to the market with preference shares priced at $6 to start yielding 10 percent for two years.

Lasco Manufacturing dominates

Lasco's bottling line

Lasco’s bottling line

Lasco Manufacturing finished trading with more than 3 million shares on a day when trading in the Junior Market closed with 7 securities trading with 3,887,715 units valued at $4,401,482. The JSE Junior Market Index rose 6.20 points to close at 673.62, with the price 4 stocks advancing and none declining.
At the close of the market, there were just 1 stock with the bid higher than the last selling price and none with the offers that was lower. Sentiments in the junior market seems to be on the mend with 6 securities closing with no bids to buy compared to as many as 11 a few weeks ago. There were 6 securities that had no stocks being offered for sale.
Lasco Manufacturing finished trading with 3,140,579 changing hands to end at $1, up by 2 cents, Lasco Distributors ended with 425,670 trading to end at $1.45 while gaining 1 cent, Blue Power Group ended with 950 units trading 11 cents higher at $6.16, General Accident Insurance closed trading with 11,332 shares and gained 16 cents at $1.75.
Caribbean Producers closed with 104,408 shares and ended at $2.20, Dolphin Cove ended with 6,000 to close at $8.50, Buying came into the market for Medical Disposables that finished with 198,776 units changing hands to end at $1.70, at the close there was a bid to buy 370,224 units, at $1.70.

2 new 52 weeks’ low for juniors

Kurk Boothe - Medical Disposables Managing Director. the company stock fell a new low on Monday, in spite of healthy profit gains.

Kurk Boothe – Medical Disposables Managing Director. The company’s stock fell to a new low on Monday, in spite of healthy profit gains.

Trading in the Junior Market closed with 7 securities trading, with the price 2 advancing and 2 declining, both losing stocks, closed at new 52 weeks’ low. Trading ended with 177,764 units valued at $294,489. The JSE Junior Market Index fell 2.48 points, to close at 670.09.
At the close of the market, there were 2 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 stocks with offers that were lower. The junior market continues to exhibit weakness with 6 securities closing with no bids to buy, this is down from 11 a few weeks ago, as such sentiment is slowly on the mend. There were 4 securities that had no stocks being offered for sale.
The stocks that traded on Monday are, General Accident ended with 20,000 shares changing hands to gain of 3 cents to $1.60, Lasco Manufacturing closed with 30,000 units with a gain of 1 cent to $1. Caribbean Producers saw trading in 13,526 shares at $2.20, Dolphin Cove closed trading with only 108 shares changing hands at $8.50, Lasco Distributors completed trading with 13,130 shares changing hands at $1.49. Honey Bun ended trading with 15,000 units, the price slipped 22 cents to a new 52 weeks’ low of $1.90 and Medical Disposables ended with 86,000 units and closed at 20 cents lower to a new 52 week’ low of $1.80, and now trades lower than the issue price of $1.83, back in December 2013.

8 Stocks trade on JSE junior market

General Accident stock rose 11 cents to $1.57 on Friday

General Accident stock rose 11 cents to $1.57 on Friday

Trading in the Junior Market closed with 8 securities traded, with the price of 2 advancing, 3 declining and 3 traded unchanged. Trading ended with 1,655,230 units valued at $2,097,723. The JSE Junior Market Index rose 1.53 points to close at 672.57.
At the close of the market, there were 2 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 stocks with offers that were lower. The junior market continues to exhibit weakness with 7 securities closing with no bids to buy. There were 4 securities that had no stocks being offered for sale.
Access Financial traded 2,400 shares at $9, Caribbean Producers traded 76,978 units to end at $2.20, and lost 1 cents, Consolidated Bakeries with 105,314 shares closed at 82 cents, Dolphin Cove exchanged 5,300 shares and lost 30 cents to end at $8.50, General Accident closed up, by 11 cents, at $1.57 while 61,516 units were traded. Lasco Distributors ended up with a volume of 650,000 being traded for $1.49 and the price rose 5 cents to $1.49, Lasco Financial traded 721,560 shares to end at 94 cents after losing 2 cents and Lasco Manufacturing traded at 99 cents with 32,162 shares.

Only 2 stocks trade on junior market

Trading in the Junior Market closed with very little activity on the second trading day of December. Trading ended with only 22,000 units valued at $27,980. The JSE Junior Market Index fell 5.44 points to close at 679.42, only 2 securities traded, with the price of 2 declining.
At the close of the market, there were 3 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 stocks with offers that were lower. The junior market weakness continues with 8 securities closing with no bids to buy. There were 4 securities that had no stocks being offered for sale.
The two stock to trade are, Caribbean Cream closed with 5,000 shares trading lower by 1 cent at 70 cents and Lasco Distributors finished trading with 17,000 units and fell 6 cents to $1.44.

Eppley & Lasco Distributors dominate juniors

Lasco_Building280x150 Trading picked up on the Junior Market on Friday, making it the best day for several weeks for volume and number of securities traded. Eppley preference share was the dominant trade, in monetary terms, Lasco Distributors with volume and Dolphin Cove with price change.
Trading ended with 2,058,386 units, valued at $6,226,015. The JSE Junior Market Index fell 1.25 points to close at 660.02, as 8 securities traded, with the price 3 advancing and 3 declining. At the close of the market, there were 2 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 stocks with offers that were lower. The junior market continues to exhibit weakness with 10 securities closing with no bids to buy. There were 5 securities that had no stocks being offered for sale.
Gains|Dolphin Cove had 33,690 shares changing hands and gained 80 cents to $8.80, Eppley 9.5% preference share contributed 661,120 units to trading and rose 2 cents to a 52 weeks’ high of $6.10, Lasco Distributors finished trading with 1,181,969 units to close with a gain of 2 cents at $1.32.
Firm|General Accident exchanged 5,000 shares at $1.53 and Lasco Manufacturing finished trading with 50,000 shares changing hands 95 cents.
Declines| Blue Power ended trading with 7,350 shares to close with a 66 cents fall to $7.10, a new 52 weeks’ low, Caribbean Producers finished trading with 110,000 units with a fall of 50 cents to $2 and Lasco Financial ended with 9,257 shares traded with a loss of 8 cents to close at 90 cents.
Caribbean Producers reported a loss in its latest quarterly result to September before minority interest of US$23,000 by acme out with small profit of US$2,500, this contrast with a profit of $447,000 in 2013.