Juniors near all-time high

JM 1-5-15 indx Activity on the Junior Market closed with 6 securities trading and ending with 680,118 units changing hands valued at $867,840. The JSE Junior Market Index declined 25.07 points to close at 811.00, with the price of 3 stocks advancing and 4 declining, two stocks reached new 52 weeks high, with one hitting an all-time high.
The index is just 29 points from the all-time high of 840.18 reached in July 2013, this level is likely to be history once the Lasco companies report earnings, which should be the end of May, based on past reporting time frame. With nearly a third of the market closing with bids ahead of the last traded price, the all-time high should be easily taken out in a matter of days. The junior market is lagging the gains of the main market Jamaican stocks with gains of just 14 percent in 2015 and 33 percent from the low of July 2014, compared to 26 percent for the Main market and 39 percent respectively.
At the close of the market, there were 7 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and only 2 with lower offers. The junior market ended with 3 securities closing with no bids to buy and 9 securities that had no stocks being offered for sale.JM cht 1-5-15Stocks trading in the junior market are, AMG Packaging with 37,855 shares at $3, Cargo Handlers with 3,700 units at a new all time high of $20.11, after putting on 1 cent, Caribbean Producers had 501,000 shares trading at $3.10 with a gain of 10 cents, with the offer at the close, was $2.99 to buy 100,000 units. Lasco Distributors with only 1,285 shares trading, closed at $1.43, Lasco Financial Services had 134,913 units trading and ended at $1.30 with a gain of 10 cents and Lasco Manufacturing traded just 1,355 shares with a gain of 14 cents to $1.35, for a new 52 weeks’ high.

Junior standoff holds back trading

Knutsford Express closed at a new all time high of $6 on Thursday.

Knutsford Express closed at a new all time high of $6 on Thursday.

Activity on the Junior Market closed with only 5 securities trading as buyers and sellers are not seeing eye to eye on the values of stocks. Trading ended with 142,563 units changing hands valued at $360,028. The JSE Junior Market Index rose 9.37 points to close at 741.89, with the price of 3 stocks advancing and 4 declining.
At the close, there were 4 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 1 with offer that was lower. The junior market ended with 4 securities closing with no bids to buy and 10 securities that had no stocks being offered for sale.
Stocks trading in the junior market are, are Caribbean Producers with 117,000 units,JM trades  23-4-15
at $2.70 for a 38 cents gain Honey Bun ending with just 1,937 shares trading unchanged at $1.82. Knutsford Express traded at a new high of $6 by adding 20 cents with only 2,580 shares changing hands, Lasco Distributors traded 4,000 shares between $1.38 down 5 cents but closed with a bid at $1.40, to buy 50,000 shares, with offers at $1.43 for 110,736 unitsand Lasco Financial gained 7 cents to $1.15 while trading 17,046 shares.

Investors selling less junior stocks

Activity on the Junior market closed with only 3 securities trading and ending with 69,733 units changing hands valued at $96,919 due to a combination of less and less stocks being offered for sale and investors trying to hold out at prevailing buy prices.
JM cht 9-4-15The JSE Junior Market Index advanced 1.69 points to close at 732.67, with the price of 2 stocks advancing and none declining.
At the close of the market, there were 8 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and only 1 with a lower offer. The junior market ended with 5 securities closing with no bids to buy and 11 securities that had no stocks being offered for sale.
Stocks trading in the junior market are, General Accident Insurance gained 5 cents to $1.70 with 15,000 shares Lasco Financial traded 110,00 shares at $1.10 while putting on 1 cent and Jamaican Teas had 7,733 shares changing hands at $2.55.

Juniors’ most active day

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Dolphin Cove closed at a 52 weeks' high of $9.20 on Tuesday

Dolphin Cove closed at a 52 weeks’ high of $9.20 on Tuesday

The Junior Market was having one of the best trading in recent times with 11 securities traded and ending with 1,712,144 units changing hands, valued at $ $2,442,125.13. The number of stocks traded on Tuesday, is the highest for March, bettering the ten that traded on the 17th of the month. Junior Market Index declined 1.94 points to close at 706.43, with the price of 8 stocks advancing and 2 declining.
At the close of the market, there were 3 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 1 with a lower offer. The junior market ended with 5 securities closing with no bids to buy and there were 8 securities that had no stocks being offered for sale.
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Stocks trading in the junior market are, AMG Packaging finishing with 579 units to close with a gain of 1 cent to $2.26, Caribbean Producers closing with 130,050 shares to end with an increase of 5 cents at $2.15, Consolidated Bakeries finishing trading with 27,954 shares while gaining 8 cents to 90 cents. Dolphin Cove finishing with 10,000 shares traded, with a gain of 20 cents, to a 52 weeks’ high of $9.20. General Accident completing trading 13,416 units as the price gained 3 cents to $1.70, Jamaican Teas while exchanging 400 units, closed higher by 4 cents at $2.55, Lasco Financial finishing trading with 26,370 shares changing hands, 1 cent higher to $1.08, Lasco Manufacturing closing with 751,302 shares unchanged at $1.15, Caribbean Cream closing with 10,000 units, the price slipped to 65 cents, for a 10 cents loss and Lasco Distributors concluding trading with 719,397 units to close lower by 10 cents to $1.35

2 rise 1 fall in junior market

Activity on the Junior Market closed with limited trading resulting in only 4 securities trading and ending in 1,132,161 units changing hands valued at $1,423,265. The JSE Junior Market Index advanced 0.80 points to close at 708.37, with the price of 2 stocks advancing and 1 declining.
JM 30-3-15At the close of the market, there were 6 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 1 stock with a lower offer. The junior market ended with 6 securities closing with no bids to buy and there were 8 securities that had no stocks being offered for sale.
Stocks trading in the junior market are, Blue Power contributing 10,465 units with the price gaining 28 cents, to $7.51. Lasco Distributors ending trading with 329,500 units, the price edged higher by 1 cent at $1.45, Lasco Financial finishing trading with 500,998 shares changing hands at $1.07 and Lasco Manufacturing trading with 291,198 units to close lower by 2 cents at $1.15.

8 junior bids more than last sale

UpIncreasegraph Activity on the Junior Market closed with 7 securities traded, ending with 123,044 units changing hands valued at a mere $321,011. The JSE Junior Market Index gained 2 points to close at 707.57, with the price of 2 stocks advancing and 2 declining.
At the close of the market, there were 8 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 stocks with offers that were lower, a strong indicator of rising prices ahead. The junior market ended with 6 securities closing with no bids to buy and 8 securities that had no stocks being offered for sale.
Stocks trading in the junior market are, Access Financial finishing trading with 10,310 units as the price gained 29 cents to $10, JM 27-3-15Lasco Financial with 49,804 shares changing hands, 2 cents higher to $1.07, Consolidated Bakeries concluding trading with 2,000 shares changing hands at 82 cents, Eppley 9.5% preference shares trading 11,694 units at $6. General Accident finishing trading with 22,470 shares at $1.67, AMG Packaging closing with 12,260 units trading lower by 24 cents at $2.25, and Honey Bun dealing in 14,506 units with a loss of 4 cents to $1.91.
Derrimon Trading 11.75% preference share, was listed on Friday but there were no trades, nor interest to buy or sell during the day.

Low trading by juniors on Wednesday

Activity on the Junior Market closed with 4 securities traded ending with 251,020 units changing hands valued at $286,011. The JSE Junior Market Index gained 0.89 points to close at 707.05, with the price of 1 stocks advancing and 1 declining.
JM 19-3-15At the close of the market, there were 6 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 1 with a lower offer. The junior market ended with 5 securities closing with no bids to buy and 7 securities that had no stocks being offered for sale.
Stocks trading in the junior market are, Caribbean Producers traded 10.000 units at $2.10, Lasco Distributors closed with 19,500 units trading at $1.46 for a 1 cent gain, Lasco Financial Services ended with 181,520 shares trading unchanged at $1.05 and Lasco Manufacturing with 40,000 shares closing 1 cent down at $1.14.

Trading activity decline for juniors

Activity on the Junior Market closed with 6 securities traded ending with 339,066 units changing hands valued at $408,329. The JSE Junior Market Index declined 7.51 points to close at 708.17, with the price of 1 stock advancing and 3 declining.
JM 19-3-15At the close of the market, there were 5 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 stocks with offers that were lower. The junior market ended with 3 securities closing with no bids to buy and 6 securities that had no stocks being offered for sale.
Stocks trading in the junior market are, Lasco Distributors trading 10,061 shares to gain 3 cents to $1.48, Caribbean Producers exchanging 2,000 shares at $2.10, Lasco Manufacturing saw trading in 50,000 shares to close at $1.15. General Accident finishing trading with 29,200 units to close lower by 15 cents at $1.65, Lasco Financial had dealing in 237,805 units and declined 5 cents to $1.05 and Paramount Trading contributing 10,000 shares, lost 50 cents to $3.50.

Trading climbs to 10 securities Tuesday

Activity on the Junior Market closed with the number of securities traded increasing to 10 compared to 5 on Monday and ending with 598,646 units changing hands valued at $998,353. The JSE Junior Market Index declined 7.11 points to close at 711.08, with the price of 2 stocks advancing and 3 declining.
JM 17-3-15At the close of the market, there were 3 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 stocks with offers that were lower. The junior market ended with 4 securities closing with no bids to buy and 6 securities that had no stocks being offered for sale.
Stocks trading in the junior market are, Caribbean Flavours contributing 30,000 shares, losing 9 cents to $1.85, Blue Power ending trading with 45,000 shares with a loss of 93 cents to $7.23. Lasco Distributors closing with 190,329 units as the price slipped 10 cents to $1.45, Lasco Manufacturing finishing trading with 214,460 units to close lower by 10 cents to $1.15, Lasco Financial concluding trading with 47,000 units as the price slipped 5 cents to $1.10. Caribbean Producers finishing with 50,000 shares changing hands and ended at $2.10, Consolidated Bakeries finishing with 746 units to close at 90 cents, Derrimon Trading in with 2,796 shares trading at $2.04, General Accident finishing trading with 7,315 shares closed at $1.60, Medical Disposables had dealing in 11,000 units with the price ending at $1.75.

Lasco Manufacturing has 99% of trades

Lasco Manufacturing traded the most shares in the junior market on Monday

Lasco Manufacturing traded the most shares in the junior market on Monday

Lasco Manufacturing ended with nearly 99% of trading of the securities that traded on Monday as activity on the Junior Market closed with 5 securities traded ending with 1,696,785 units changing hands valued at $1,973,039. The JSE Junior Market Index declined 2.84 points to close at 718.19, with the price of 1 stock advancing and 2 declining.
JM16-3-15At the close of the market, there were 3 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 stocks with offers that were lower. The junior market ended with 3 securities closing with no bids to buy and there were 8 securities that had no stocks being offered for sale.
Stocks trading in the junior market are, Lasco Manufacturing finished trading with 1,675,200 shares changing hands to close higher by 10 cents to $1.25, Lasco Distributors contributing 3,800 shares at $1.55. Medical Disposables closed with 10,000 shares changing hands at $1.75, General Accident finishing trading with 3,185 units, to close lower by 6 cents to $1.60 and Lasco Financial concluding trading with 4,600 units as the price slipped 1 cent to $1.15.