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.

Cargo Handlers jumps to $20

Activity on the Junior Market closed with 7 securities traded ending with 1,101,423 units changing hands valued at $2,383,123. The JSE Junior Market Index rose 4.38 points to 721.03, with the price of 4 stocks advancing and 2 declining.
JM 13-3-15At 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 7 that had no stocks being offered for sale.
Stocks trading in the junior market are, Access Financial finishing with 7,000 shares changing hands, to gain 11 cents at $9.71. Cargo Handlers concluding trading with 51,200 shares with a gain of $1.20 to an all-time high of $20, General Accident finishing with 58,723 shares changing hands, and ended up 5 cents more at $1.66, Lasco Financial concluding trading with 100,000 units to close with a 1 cent gain at $1.16, Lasco Distributors ending with 120,000 shares changing hands at $1.55, Lasco Manufacturing contributed 760,500 and lost 3 cents to $1.15 and Medical Disposables ending trading with 4,000 shares with a loss of 5 cents to $1.75.

Junior market activity remains low

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Activity on the Junior Market closed with 7 securities trading and ending with 154,762 units changing hands valued at $237,206. The JSE Junior Market Index rose 12.75 points to close at 711.99, with the price of 5 stocks advancing and 2 declining.
Jm 5-3-15At 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 6 securities that had no stocks being offered for sale.
Stocks trading in the junior market are, AMG Packaging with 100 shares changing hands at 4 cents higher to $2.34, Caribbean Producers concluding trading with 1,000 shares, ended with a gain of 1 cent to $2.01. There was dealing in 710 Dolphin Cove shares, with a 50 cents increase to $9. Lasco Distributors closed trading with 104,491 units to gain 4 cents at $1.50, Medical Disposables ended trading with 20,261 shares changing hands, and rising 20 cents to $1.80, Caribbean Flavours ending with 3,100 units to close lower by 29 cents to $1.76 and Lasco Financial finished with 25,100 shares trading lower for 2 cents to $1.03.

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.

59% jump in Medical Disposables’ profit

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 stock fell a new low on Monday, in spite of healthy profit gains.

Medical Disposables is enjoying buoyant business, resulting in an impressive 30 percent jump in sales for the December quarter and 27 percent for the nine months period.
For quarter revenues jumped to $308 million compared to $236 million for the quarter to December 2013 and in gross profit climbing 42 percent to $81 million for the December 2014 quarter. Gross profit for the nine months to December amounted to $216 million, an increase of 32 percent. Sales revenue for the nine months ended at $848 million, an increase of $183 million or 27 percent.
Expenses rose sharply for the quarter and the year to date. Sales and distribution rose 45 percent in the quarter and 20 percent for the nine months. Administrative expenses increase by a lower 29 percent for the quarter and a robust 49 percent for the nine months. Finance and o0ther cost moved up strongly for both the quarter and year to date to hit $14 million and $27 million respectively.
Med -12-14“The increase in expenses was driven mainly by staff related expenses, utilities, professional fees and information technology services. Staff related expenses, in particular, increased because of the strategic decision to realign the staff complement and compensation to sustain the current growth, development and expansion of the business” Kurt Boothe, General Manager stated in his report to shareholders.
Profit for the quarter came in at $18.6 million as it surged by 59.4 percent compared to $11.7 million generated in 2013. Profit after tax for the nine months hits $57 million, an increase of 60 percent. Earnings per share came in at 7 cents for the quarter and 22 cents for the nine months and should end up around 30 cents for the full year.
Medical Disposables is listed on the junior market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange and last traded at $1.80.

Lasco Manufacturing dominates trade

Activity on the junior market closed with Lasco Manufacturing dominating trading with 2,556,735 shares. At the close only 4 securities traded, ending with 2,605,176 units valued at $3,114,828. The JSE Junior Market Index declined 5.15 points to close at 698.21, with the price of 1 stock advancing and 2 declining.
JM 5-2-15At the close of the market, there were 3 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and just 1 with a lower offer. Trading ended with 4 securities closing with no bids to buy and 6 securities had no stocks being offered for sale.
Stocks trading in the junior market are, Medical Disposables finishing with 10,000 shares trading 10 cents higher at $1.80, Lasco Manufacturing finishing with 2,556,735 shares trading, unchanged at $1.20, more than 2.4 million units were crosses done by Mayberry on behalf of clients, Lasco Distributors closed with 37,000 shares changing hands while lost 5 cents to $1.40. At the close there were 600,000 units Lasco Distributors on the bid to buy at $1.40 and Lasco Financial in concluded trading with 1,441 shares changing hands fell 1 cent to $1.05.

Kingston Properties sells property

KingstonProperitesREIT280X150Kingston Properties sold its office and warehouse property located at 83 Hagley Park Road effective January 6, 2015 for approximately Two Hundred and Thirty Million Dollars ($230 million). The property was sold to Medical Disposables & Supplies a junior market listed company.
“Net proceeds of the sale are expected to be invested in other properties. Over the five years holding period, Total Return which includes annual cash yield and capital appreciation, net of transactions costs was 13.2% annually,” the company said in a release to the Jamaica Stock Exchange.
Kingston Properties is primarily involved in the ownership and rental of commercial properties in the Kingston area and residential units in Miami. The company reported rental income of $77.4 million up from $66.6 million in the nine months to September 2013 and net profit of $4.5 million.

Trading picks up 4 stocks fell 2 up

Activity Trading on the junior market picked up somewhat on Wednesday to end with 8 securities traded resulting in 1,161,661 units valued at $1,552,165. The JSE Junior Market Index declined 8.68 points to close at 684.08, with the price of 2 stocks advancing and 4 declining.
At the close of the market, there were 6 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 stocks with offers that were lower. The junior market closed with 4 securities closing with no bids to buy. There were 6 securities that had no stocks being offered for sale.
JSM cht 28-1-15Stocks trading are, AMG Packaging in trading 20,000 shares gaining 30 cents to $2.49, Caribbean Producers ending with 55,000 shares trading, the price gained 5 cents to $2.10, Caribbean Cream finishing with 80,000 shares changing hands at 75 cents, Caribbean Flavours with 43,500 shares trading lower by 1 cent, to end at $2.20. Lasco Distributors concluded trading with 404,380 units, the price fell 10 cents to $1.30, Lasco Financial finished with 34,427 shares trading and fell 5 cents to $1, Medical Disposables in traded 103,776 shares and fell 15 cents to $1.70 and Lasco Manufacturing finished with 420,578 shares trading at $1.18.

Lasco companies push junior market

Heating of raw material to make bottles for Lasco's new drinks

Heating of raw material to make bottles for Lasco’s new drinks

Gains in Lasco Manufacturing and Lasco Distributors helped to push the junior market index by a strong 2 percent, in market activity on Tuesday.
Trading on the Junior Market resulted in only 6 securities trading with 97,920 units valued at $153,520 changing hands. The JSE Junior Market Index rose 13.93 points to close at 703.13, putting it back to levels that existed in early July last year. There were 4 advancing stocks, none declined.
At the close of the market, there were 6 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and only 1 with the offer lower. The junior market continues to reflect renewed interest with 7 securities closing with no bids to buy. There were 7 securities that had no stocks being offered for sale.
Stocks trading on Tuesday are, Lasco Distributors ending with 11,422 shares changing hands to close with a gain of 5 cents, at $1.50, Lasco Manufacturing ended trading with 28,620 shares changing hands to close 3 cents higher at $1.13, Medical Disposables finished trading with 9,000 shares, with a gain of 10 cents to $1.85. Paramount Trading finished with 1,939 shares changing hands to close 4 cents higher at $2.75, General Accident closed with 44,650 units trading at $1.75 and Lasco Financial closed with 2,289 shares changing hands at $1.05.