Only 1 stock trade at 10:15

The Jamaican stock market continues to suffer from slow trading in the early morning session. So far, only Lasco Manufacturing has traded, with a small volume passing through the market with the price having gained 4 cents to $1.20.JSE 16-3-15

Lasco Manufacturing trades 5.2m

Activity on the Junior Market closed with only 2 securities traded, ending with 5,209,400 units changing hands valued at $5,996,887. The JSE Junior Market Index declined 3.18 points to close at 716.65, with the price of 1 stocks advancing and none declining.
JM 12-3-15At the close of the market, there were 5 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with offers that were lower. The junior market ended with 3 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, Consolidated Bakeries concluding trading with just 800 shares at 90 cents and Lasco Manufacturing closed with 5,208,600 shares trading, the price rose 2 cents to $1.18.

All juniors gained Wednesday

Activity on the Junior Market closed with 4 securities traded and ending with 244,598 units changing hands valued at $1,078,800. The JSE Junior Market Index advanced 12.59 points to close at 719.83, with the price of all stocks trading, advancing.
JM cht 11-3-15At the close of the market, there were 4 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, Dolphin Cove had 100,598 shares changing hands to close higher 49 cents up to $9, Lasco Distributors ended with 20,000 shares trading with a gain of 3 cents to $1.55, Lasco Financial closed with 104,000 shares changing hands at 4 cents to $1.15 and Lasco Manufacturing finishing trading with 20,000 units and gaining 1 cent to $1.16.

Juniors trade in narrow range

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Activity on the Junior Market closed with 6 securities traded ending with 952,606 units changing hands valued at $1,388,354 on Tuesday. The JSE Junior Market Index declined 3.30 points to close at 707.24, with the price of 2 stocks advancing and 3 declining.
JM cht -10-3-15At the close, there were 5 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, Caribbean Producers had 92,804 shares changing hands and gained 9 cents to $2.10, Lasco Financial finishing trading with 351,802 shares climbed 6 cents to$1.11, Blue Power contributed 25,000 shares in trading at $6.30. Dolphin Cove closed with 2,000 units traded as the price slipped 49 cents to $8.51, General Accident finished trading with 156,000 shares and ended lower by 9 cents to $1.61, Lasco Manufacturing in trading 325,000 units declined 1 cent to $1.15.

Eileen Chin resigns from Lasco

Eileen ChinEileen Chin has resigned as the Managing Director of LASM with effect from March 2, 2015 a release from LASCO Manufacturing Limited (LASM) announced.
The company advised that Robert Parkins has been employed with effect from March 3, 2015 as the General Manager of the company with responsibility for the day to day operations, reporting directly to the Executive Chairman. The resignation appears sudden has there was no prior notification of her intention to step down from the position she had held for several years.
Lascelles Chin, Executive Chairman informed IC Insider that Eileen Chin was taking a break from the operations but will be back before long. The company has been on a long period of expansion of the plant, costing more than $3 billion. Last year the liquid plant started the production of water and juices. The plant for powdered products is to be operational in 2015.

Paltry junior market trading

Activity on the Junior Market closed with 5 securities traded ending with 26,060 units changing hands valued at $76,275. The JSE Junior Market Index declined 1.20 points to close at 699.24, with the price of 2 advancing and 3 declining.
JM chrt 4-3-15At the close of the market, there were 6 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 1 stock with an offer that was lower. The junior market ended with 4 securities closing with no bids to buy and there were 6 securities that had no stocks being offered for sale.
Stocks trading in the junior market are, Lasco Distributors closing with 1,000 shares trading, 1 cent higher to $1.46, Lasco Manufacturing finishing trading with 13,000 shares while gaining 1 cent to $1.16. Blue Power ending with 1,060 units to close lower by 5 cents to $6.30, Knutsford Express finishing trading with 10,000 units to fall 60 cents to $5.20 and Lasco Financial concluding trading with 1,000 units and declining by 1 cent to $1.05.

2 junior market stocks hit lows

Activity on the Junior Market closed with 6 securities traded and ending with 622,936 units changing hands valued at $866,023. The JSE Junior Market Index declined 1.24 points to close at 700.44, with the price of 1 stock advancing and 4 declining with two stocks reaching news lows by the end of trading.
JM 3-3-15At the close of the market, there were 6 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 stocks with offers that were lower. The junior market ended with 6 securities closing with no bids to buy and 5 securities that had no stocks being offered for sale.
Stocks trading in the junior market are, Lasco Financial ending with 156,000 units to close with a gain of 1 cent at $1.06, General Accident while dealing in 152,836 shares closed at $1.70, Caribbean Flavours ending with 10,000 units and closing 30 cents lower at a new 52 weeks’ low of $2.05. Lasco Distributors ending with 164,700 shares, closed with a loss of 1 cent at $1.45, Lasco Manufacturing trading 100,400 units to fall 9 cents to $1.15, Medical Disposables concluded trading with 39,000 units with a decline of 20 cents to a new low of $1.60.

Cargo Handlers jumps $1.80

Cargo Handlers climbed $1.80 on Friday

Cargo Handlers climbed $1.80 on Friday

In Friday’s trading on the Junior Market 8 securities traded with one hitting an all-time high and one at a new 52 weeks’ high, at the close. The market closed with 317,720 units changing hands valued at $662,455. The JSE Junior Market Index declined 11.41 points to close at 699.35, with the prices of stocks advancing and 3 declining.
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 ended with 4 securities closing with no bids to buy and 5 securities that had no stocks being offered for sale.
JM 27-2-15Stocks trading in the junior market with gains are, Cargo Handlers finishing with 10,000 shares trading while gaining 10.6 percent or $1.80 to an all-time high of $18.80, Lasco Distributors closing with 136,000 shares to end with an increase of 5 cents to $1.55, a new 52 weeks’ high. Lasco Financial ended trading with 26,150 shares switching ownership 1 cent higher to $1.05, Lasco Manufacturing closed with 121,100 shares while gaining 9 cents to $1.24. Sweet River Abattoir ended trading with the price unchanged while 15,000 shares changed hands at $3.86.
Stocks ending with losses are, AMG Packaging concluding trading with 1,470 shares changing hands to close down by 1 cent to $2.30, Caribbean Producers ended trading lower by 10 cents to $2 with only 3,000 shares and Dolphin Cove closed with 5,000 shares trading after falling 49 cents to $8.50.

Trading picked up in junior market

Trading picked up on the Junior Market on Monday with 9 securities traded and ending with 424,216 units changing hands valued at $1,129,181. The JSE Junior Market Index declined 9.60 points to close at 715.66, with the prices of 4 stocks advancing and 2 declining.
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 ended with 6 securities closing with no bids to buy and there were 5 securities that had no stocks being offered for sale.
JM 23-2-15Stocks trading in the junior market are, AMG Packaging ending trading with 21,230 units and gained 9 cents at $2.31, Dolphin Cove closed with 637 shares while gaining 19 cents to $8.99, Lasco Distributors concluding trading with 24,716 shares, the price jumped 4 cents to $1.50, Lasco Financial closing with 28,289 shares while gaining 10 cents to $1.20. Blue Power traded 100,000 shares but lost 20 cents to end at $6.30, Caribbean Producers with 54,804 shares trading lost 20 cents to end at $2.10, Honey Bun trading 10,000 shares as the price ended at $1.91, Lasco Manufacturing closed with 175,000 shares traded at $1.15, Paramount Trading ended with 9,540 shares trading at $4.

Lasco Manufacturing on top

Lasco water treatment machines, part of the new factory facility at the White Marl in St Catherine,

Lasco water treatment machines, part of the new factory facility at the White Marl in St Catherine,

Lasco Manufacturing stole the spotlight in the junior market on Tuesday, with more than 3.4 million shares changing hands but the price slipped 10 cents at the close. Trading closed with 8 securities being active, ending with 4,447,822 units changing hands valued at $5,715,609.
The JSE Junior Market Index declined 7.92 points to close at 717.77, with the prices of 5 stocks advancing and 2 declining. At the close of the market, there were 2 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with offers that were lower. The junior market ended with 5 securities closing with no bids to buy and 6 securities had no stocks being offered for sale.
JM 17-2-15Stocks trading in the junior market are, Cargo Handlers finished with 800 shares as the price jumped at 80 cents to a new all-time high of $17, Caribbean Flavours closing with 101,873 shares to end with an increase of 15 cents to $2.35, General Accident ended trading with 383,758 shares trading at 5 cents to $1.70, Jamaican Teas closing with 200 units trading at 1 cent more to $2.56, Lasco Distributors closing with 500,000 units and put on 3 cents to $1.51. Dolphin Cove closed with 400 units trading to end at 29 cents to $8.51, Lasco Manufacturing in trading 3,458,331 shares lost 10 cents to $1.17, Paramount Trading finished with 2,460 shares changing hands at $4.