Big 3% jump for juniors – Tuesday

Jetcon traded for the first time to close at $2.56 on Tuesday

Jetcon traded for the first time to close at $2.56 on Tuesday

Jetcon Coporation that was listed on Thursday last traded for the first time up to $2.58 with moderate volume. The stock was issued to the public at $2.25 in the initial public offering. At the end of trading on Tuesday, the junior market index rose a strong 2.76 percent with 51.92 points being added to close at 1,933.45. The market ended with 16 active securities, 8 of which advanced and 5 declined as 832,933 units changed hands, valued at $4,034,146.
At the close, there were 5 stocks closing with bids that were higher than their last selling prices and 4 ended with lower offers.
In trading, AMG Packaging gained 43 cents and closed at $11 with 100,300 units changing hands, Blue Power had 16,153 shares trading but rose 50 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $14.05. Caribbean Cream rose 79 cents with 40,355 shares changing hands to end at $4.29. Caribbean Producers lost 29 cents in trading 35,000 shares to end at $4.20 Consolidated Bakeries had 5,000 units trading with a loss of 18 cents to end at $1.12, C2W Music lost 7 cents to close at 52 weeks’ low of 36 cents while trading 5,555 shares, Dolphin Cove had 800 units changing hands at $15.29. General Accident traded just 1,000 shares but lost 2 cents in closing at $2.98, Iron Rock had 29,000 shares trading at $4, JM sum 29-03-16Jamaican Teas closed at $4.01 after trading 27,936 units for a gain of 1 cent, Jetcon traded 23,736 shares with a rise of 31 cents to $2.56, for a closing high. Lasco Distributors gained 10 cents with 23,420 units trading, to end at $5.85, Lasco Financial ended at $3 with 9,280 shares changing hands. Lasco Manufacturing ended with 511,148 shares changing hands to close at $3.80, with a rise of 30 cents, Medical Disposables fell 35 cents and closed with 1,750 shares trading at $3.15 and tTech gained 5 cents, in trading 2,500 shares at $4.30.
Shares in ISP Finance Services will list on the junior market on Wednesday when trading in the shares is expected to commence.

Another down day for juniors – Thursday

CPJ dominated trading on Thursday with 7.6m shares

CPJ dominated trading on Thursday with 7.7m shares

At the end of trading on Thursday, the junior market index lost 24.31 points to close at 1,881.53. The market ended with 15 active securities, 7 of which declined and 4 advanced as 8,572,910 units changed hands, valued at $32,754,372 with Caribbean Producers accounting for most of the trades.
At the close, there were no security ending without a bid and 8 securities had no stocks being offered for sale. There were only 2 stocks closing with bids that were higher than their last selling prices and 4 ended with lower offers.
In trading, Blue Power had 2,000 shares trading but rose $2.05 to end at $13.55. Caribbean Cream lost 50 cents with 127,837 shares changing hands to end at $3.50. Caribbean Flavours traded 26,658 shares to end at $8, Caribbean Producers added 49 cents in trading 7,729,673 shares carrying a value of $28,618,772 to end at $4.49, Consolidated Bakeries had 70,134 units trading firm at $1.30, Derrimon Trading had 16,000 units changing hands at $4.21 after shedding 59 cents. Honey Bun traded 7,198 units but fell $1.99 to end at $11.01, Jamaican Teas closed at $4 after trading 38,680 units for the loss of 49 cents, KLE Group traded 4,000 shares with a rise of 10 cents to $2.20. JM sum 24-03-16rKnutsford Express closed with 1,966 units changing hands to close at $22 after trading earlier at an all-time high of $23.20, Lasco Distributors gained 24 cents with 100,892 units trading, to end at $5.75, Lasco Financial lost 3 cents and ended at $3 with 113,654 shares changing hands. Lasco Manufacturing ended with 293,099 shares changing hands to close at $3.50, with a fall of 6 cents, Paramount Trading closed with 1,171 shares trading at $11.31 and tTech lost 5 cents, in trading 139,942 shares at $4.25.
Shares in Jetcon Corporation were listed on Thursday but no trades were executed, at the close, there were bids in, to buy 150,150 units at $2.25 with no stocks on offer.

Junior stocks soften – Wednesday

JM SignAt the end of trading on Wednesday, the junior market index ended with a loss of 24.89 points to close at 1,905.84. The market ended with 14 active securities, 5 of which declined and 3 advanced as mere 157,151 units changed hands, valued at only $774,391.
At the close, 1 security ended with no bid and 6 securities had no stocks being offered for sale. There were only 2 stocks closing with bids that were higher than their last selling prices and 5 ended with lower offers.
In trading, AMG Packaging ended with 4,548 units changing hands to close with a loss of 43 cents at $10.57, Blue Power had 8,000 shares trading but rose 32 cents to end at $11.50. CAC 2000 traded 1,000 shares with a loss of 10 cents to end at $7.40, Caribbean Cream rose 30 cents with 5,000 shares changing hands to end at $4.Producers lost 17 cents in trading 32,327 shares at $4, Caribbean Consolidated Bakeries had 13,019 units trading firm at $1.30, JM sum 23-03-16 Iron Rock Insurance traded 13,000 shares and closed unchanged at $4, Honey Bun traded 2,151 units at $13, Jamaican Teas closed at $4.49 after trading 500 units for the loss of 50 cents. Knutsford Express closed with 312 units changing hands at $22, Lasco Distributors lost 38 cents with 43,440 units trading to end at $5.51, Lasco Financial ended at $3.03 with 8,254 shares changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing ended with 24,600 shares changing hands to close at $3.56 with a rise of 6 cents and Paramount Trading closed with 1,000 shares trading at $11.31.
The junior market will have one more listing when trading starts on Thursday when Jetcon Corporation is listed.

Junior stocks soften – Tuesday

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JM SignAt the end of trading, the junior market index ended Tuesday with a small loss of 13.91 points to close at 1,930.73. The market closed with 11 active securities, 3 of which declined and 1 advanced as 934,404 units changed hands, valued at $3,657,423.
At the close, 1 security ended with no bid and 6 securities had no stocks being offered for sale. There were only 3 stocks closing with bids that were higher than their last selling prices and 5 ended with lower offers.
In trading, Access Financial traded 1,990 shares to close at $17, AMG Packaging ended with 7,830 units changing hands to close at $11, Blue Power had just 379 shares trading but rose 18 cents to end at $11.18.JM sum 22-03-16 Consolidated Bakeries had 2,500 units trading firm at $1.30, General Accident traded at $3 with 3,000 shares changing hands. Honey Bun traded 19,500 units at $13, Iron Rock Insurance traded 456,960 shares and closed unchanged at $4, Jamaican Teas closed at $4.99 after trading 11,119 units for the loss of 1 cent. Lasco Distributors closed with 5,457 units trading with a fall of 1 cent at $5.89, Lasco Financial ended at $3.03 with 272,427 shares changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing ended with 151,621 shares changing hands to close at $3.50 with a fall of 30 cents and tTech traded 2,000 shares but rose by 10 cents to $4.30.

Junior stocks fell – Monday

Jamaican Teas traded at a new high of $5.24 on Monday.

Jamaican Teas traded at a new high of $5.24 on Monday.

At the close, the junior market index ended trading on Monday with a small loss of 29.68 points to close at 1,944.64. The market ended with 12 securities trading, 5 of which declined and 3 advancing and 935,672 units changing hands, valued at $3,901,047. One stock traded at an intraday 52 weeks’ high.
At the close, 1 security ended with no bid and 6 securities had no stocks being offered for sale. There were 3 stocks closing with bids that were higher than their last selling prices and 5 ended with lower offers.
In trading, Access Financial traded just 220 and gained 50 cents to close at $17, AMG Packaging fell 47 cents with 400 units changing hands to close at $11, Blue Power had just 379 shares trading but rose 18 cents to end at $11.18. Caribbean Cream traded 52,000 shares but fell $1.05 to $3.70, Caribbean Flavours had 25,950 units trading firm at $8, General Accident traded at $3 with 129,400 shares changing hands. Honey Bun traded 24,051 units at $13 after falling 8 cents, JM sum 21-03-16newly listed Iron Rock Insurance traded 368,917 shares and closed unchanged at $4, Jamaican Teas closed at $5 after trading 8,465 units, the price traded at a 52 weeks’ intraday high of $5.24 before closing. Lasco Distributors closed with 88,618 units trading with a fall of 8 cents at $5.90, Lasco Financial ended at $3.03 with 134,243 shares changing hands 1 cent higher and Lasco Manufacturing ended with 103,029 shares changing hands to close at $3.80 with a fall of 10 cents.

General Accident dominates juniors – Friday

General Accident traded 2.8m shares  on Friday

General Accident traded 2.8m shares on Friday

Newly listed Iron Rock Insurance traded 87,516 shares but declined by 40 cents in closing at $4 but General Accident stole the spotlight with 2.8 million shares changing hands. At the close the junior market index ended trading on Friday with a small loss of 7.12 points to close at 1,974.32.
The market ended with 14 securities trading, 5 of which declined and 6 advancing and 3,473,758 units changing hands, valued at $11,095,522. One stock traded at an intraday 52 weeks’ high
At the close, 1 security ended with no bid and 6 securities had no stocks being offered for sale. There were 3 stocks closing with bids that were higher than their last selling prices and 5 ended with lower offers.
In trading, Access Financial traded 24,500 in one block as a cross at $16.50 for a loss of 1 cent, AMG Packaging gained 5 cents with 5,814 units changing hands to close at $11.47, Caribbean Cream traded 120,000 shares and rose 69 cents to $4.75 but closed with the offer at $4.30 to sell 45,000 units. Caribbean Flavours had 3,000 units trading firm at $8, Caribbean Producers traded 16,000 shares but slipped 25 cents to $4.17, Consolidated Bakeries ended with 21,000 shares trading at $1.30 after dropping 18 cents,JM sum 18-03-16 Dolphin Cove closed with 100 shares changing hands at $15.29, General Accident jumped 60 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $3 with 2,811,669 shares. Honey Bun traded only 1,000 units at $13.08 after falling 41 cents, Jamaican Teas closed at $5 after the split of the issued stock into 2 shares, with 222,773 units traded, the price went as high as $5.05 before closing. Lasco Distributors closed with 32,418 units trading with a rise of 22 cents at $5.98, Lasco Financial ended at $3.02 with 33,785 shares changing hands with a 2 cents gain and Lasco Manufacturing ended with 94,183 shares changing hands to close at $3.90 with a rise of 9 cents.

Juniors move higher again – Thursday

Jamaican Teas closed at a new all time high of $5 on Thursday.

Jamaican Teas closed at a new all time high of $5 on Thursday.

Iron Rock Insurance traded 521,013 shares at a new high of $4.40 after rising by 37 cents at the close but traded as high as $4.51 for a record high, Jamaican Teas and Knutsford Express also traded at new record highs on Thursday. The junior market enjoyed another day of a rising index at the close on Thursday with a small gain of 3.12 points to end at 1,981.44.
There were two stocks closing at 52 weeks’ high at the close. The market ended with 14 securities trading, 6 of which declined and 5 advancing and 1,654,174 units changing hands, valued at $16,966,569.
At the close, 1 security ended with no bid and 6 securities had no stocks being offered for sale. There were 3 stocks closing with bids that were higher than their last selling prices and 4 ended with lower offers.
In trading, Access Financial traded 762,000 in one block as a cross at $16.51 for a loss of 49 cents, AMG Packaging gained 2 cents with 2,424 units changing hands, to close at $11.42, Blue Power traded 11,700 shares at $11, Consolidated Bakeries ended with 2,047 shares trading at $1.48. General Accident closed with 24,248 shares but lost 40 cents at $2.40, Honey Bun traded 37,500 units at $13.49 after gaining 41 cents, JM sum 17-03-16Jamaican Teas closed at a new high of $5 after the split of the issued stock into 2 shares, 14,100 units traded to record a gain of $1.15 for the day. Knutsford Express closed at a new 52 weeks’ high of $22 with 640 units changing hands, Lasco Distributors closed with 139,820 units trading with a loss of 23 cents at $5.76, Lasco Financial ended at $3 with 78,381 shares changing hands with a 10 cents loss. Lasco Manufacturing ended with 50,927 shares changing hands to close at $3.81 with a fall of 19 cents, Paramount Trading ended with just 718 units changing hands at $11.31 and tTech fell by 5 cents to close at $4.20 with 8,656 units changing hands.

Juniors move higher again – Wednesday

Iron Rock enjoying a dream debut on the junior market.

Iron Rock enjoying a dream debut on the junior market.

Iron Rock Insurance traded 918,529 shares at a new high of $4.03 after rising 48 cents and is up more than a third from the initial public offer price. The junior market enjoyed another day of a rising index at the close on Wednesday with gains of 17.52 points were added to end at 1,978.32.
There were two stocks closing at 52 weeks’ high at the close. The market ended with 14 securities trading, 5 of which declined and 7 advancing and 1,165,571 units changing hands, valued at $5,235,064.
At the close, 1 security ended with no bid and 6 securities had no stocks being offered for sale. There were 4 stocks closing with bids that were higher than their last selling prices and 5 ended with lower offers.
In trading, AMG Packaging gained 10 cents with 22,453 units changing hands, to close at $11.40, CAC2000 traded 1,200 shares at $7.50 after adding 15 cents, Caribbean Cream traded just 100 shares and gained 25 cents to end at $4.06, Caribbean Flavours lost 50 cents to close at $8 while trading 30,800 units. Consolidated Bakeries ended with 3,950 shares trading with a loss of 2 cents at $1.48, General Accident closed with only 500 shares being active at $2.80, JM sum 16-03-16Honey Bun traded 18,560 units at $13.08 after shedding 52 cents. Knutsford Express closed at $20 with 214 units changing hands, Jamaican Teas did not trade after the stock was adjusted for the a 2 for 1 stock split on Tuesday, but had a bid to but 500 units at $4.20 at the close. Lasco Distributors closed with 60,500 units trading with a loss of 1 cent at $5.99, Lasco Financial ended at $3.10 with 35,483 shares changing hands with a 9 cents gain, Lasco Manufacturing ended with 55,705 shares changing hands to close at $4 with a gain of 50 cents. tTech fell by 25 cents to close at $4.25 with 1,007 units changing hands and Eppley 9.5% preference shares traded 16,600 units at $6.10 after rising by 10 cents.

Juniors move higher again – Tuesday

Iron RockThe junior market welcomed one new listing, bringing the total to 30, with the commencement of trading today of Iron Rock Insurance. The market enjoyed another day of a rising index at the close on Tuesday as 46.03 points were added to end at 1,960.80. There were two stocks closing at 52 weeks’ high at the close.
The market ended with 13 securities trading, 5 of which declined and 4 advancing and 310,507 units changing hands, valued at $1,653,369.
At the close, 1 security ended with no bid and 5 securities had no stocks being offered for sale. There were 5 stocks closing with bids that were higher than their last selling prices and 4 ended with lower offers.
In trading, AMG Packaging gained 15 cents with 9,400 units changing hands, to close at $11.30, Cargo Handlers traded 126 shares at a new 52 weeks’ high of $43, after adding $2.70, Caribbean Cream traded 25,400 shares, the price slipped by 25 cents and ended at $3.81, Dolphin Cove lost 1 cent to end with 1,000 shares trading at $15.29. General Accident closed with only 5,246 shares being active and gained 10 cents to end at $2.80, Honey Bun traded 20,660 units at $13.60 after shedding 40 cents, JM sum 15-03-16Iron Rock traded for the first time since its initial public offering early March and gained 55 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $3.55, with 11,000 units changing hands. Knutsford Express gained $1to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $20 with 909 units changing hands, Jamaican Teas did not trade after the stock was adjusted for the a 2 for 1 stock split today. Lasco Distributors closed with 67,515 units trading to end at $6, Lasco Financial ended at $3.01 with 23,500 shares changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing ended with 129,251 shares changing hands to close at 3.50. Paramount Trading ended with 3,500 units changing hands at $11.31 after falling by 34 cents and tTech closed at $4.50 with 13,000 units changing hands.

Juniors inch higher – Monday

JSE sign shrtThe junior market rose Monday but with declining stocks being just ahead of advancing ones. The market ended with a gain of 27.76 points to close at 1,914.73 on Monday.
The market ended with 11 securities trading, 5 of which declined and 4 advancing and 811,127 units changing hands, valued at $3,604,853.
The decline in the market seems over with IC bid offer indicator pointing to rising prices ahead on Monday. At the close, 1 security ended with no bid and only 6 securities had no stocks being offered for sale. There were 4 stocks closing with bids that were higher than their last selling prices and 1 ended with lower offer.
In trading, AMG Packaging lost 35 cents with 14,101 units changing hands, to close at $11.15, Caribbean Cream traded 117,959 shares, the price slipped by 4 cents and ended at $4.06, Caribbean Producers lost 35 cents to end with 102,139 shares trading at $4.15. General Accident JM sum 14-03-16 closed with only 9,000 shares being active but gained 1 cent to end at $2.70, Honey Bun traded 13,054 units at $14 after shedding 61 cents. Jamaican Teas gained 20 cents in closing at $7.70 with 2,801 shares changing hands. Lasco Distributors closed with 121,420 units trading to end at $6, Lasco Financial fell by 9 cents to end at $3.01 with 90,849 shares changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing ended with 223,804 shares changing hands to close at $3.50. Sweet River ended with 11,000 units changing hands at $4.02 after rising 2 cents for a 52 weeks’ high and tTech closed with a gain of 25 cents at $4.50 with 105,000 units changing hands.