Juniors make major gains on Friday

Lasco's hot "I Cool" drink helped propel the stock to a new record close on Friday.

Lasco’s hot “I Cool” drink helped propel the stock to a new record close on Friday.

The junior market closed on Friday with the index jumping by 31.29 points back over 1,000 mark at 1,017.38 and a total of 4 stocks advancing, 4 declining as 8 securities traded. The market ended with 949,893 units, valued at $1,986,436 changing hands. Shortage of supply and increased demand for a number of stocks, prevented a more robust trading level for this market.
At the close 3 securities ended with no bids to buy, while 8 had no stocks being offered for sale. A total of 4 stocks closed with bids higher than the last traded prices and 1 closed with a lower offer.
In trading, Access Financial closed at $13 with 2,732 units changing hands, to gain 50 cents, Caribbean Cream traded just 10,000 units with a gain of 30 cents at $2.05, General Accident Insurance ended with 71,624 units changing hands at $1.50, in the process lost 1 cent. JM - Trade sht 2-10-15Jamaican Teas traded 1,860 units to end at $3 with a loss of 14 cents, Lasco Distributors with 459,421 units trading, ended with a loss of 5 cents at $1.95. Lasco Financial had 27,130 shares changing hands to end at $1.90, for a gain of 1 cents, Lasco Manufacturing with 357,626 shares trading, closed at a 52 weeks’ high of $2.21, with a gain of 18 cents and Medical Disposables ended with 19,500 shares changing hands to end at $2.45 with a loss of 5 cents.
Supply have declined sharply for Caribbean Cream and Lasco Manufacturing, with offers now well above the last traded prices with demand above $1.90 for Caribbean Cream and over $2 for Lasco Manufacturing.

Juniors close on positive note Tuesday

StockMarkets The junior market lost ground on Tuesday with the market index falling 11.76 points to close at 954.62 as the prices of only 1 stock advancing, 5 declined and a total of 8 securities trading. Trading ended with just 444,908 units, valued at $941,966 changing hands.
At the close, there are signs that the supply of junior market stocks is on the decline, with demand slowly rising. The market ended with 3 securities with no bids to buy, while 9 had no stocks being offered for sale and 7 stocks closed with bids higher than the last traded prices and 2 closed with lower offers.
Stocks trading are, Caribbean Cream traded 17,000 shares to close with a 5 cents rise to $1.65, Caribbean Producers lost 2 cents with 103,100 shares changing hands at $2.38,JM - Trade Sheet 15-9-15 Dolphin Cove traded just 2,950 shares to end at $11.20, after falling $1.05, Honey Bun had 13,290 shares changing hands at $3.98. Lasco Distributors fell 15 cents with 63,276 units changing hands at $1.80, Lasco Financial ended with 81,090 shares changing hands for a fall of 5 cents at $1.70, Lasco Manufacturing lost 1 cent in trading 162,813 units to close at $1.89 and Medical Disposables traded 1,389 shares to close unchanged at $2.36.

Junior index drops 3.5% on Friday

Lasco Manufacturing fell 15 cents to help pull the index down

Lasco Manufacturing fell 15 cents to help pull the index down

Trading on Friday ended with just 1,575,636 units, valued at $3,382,110 changing hands from a total of 9 securities that traded. The prices of 3 stocks advanced 4 declined with the junior market index dropped 34.11 points or 3.45 percent to close at 954.91.
The large decline in the index would be due a lot, to the fall of Lasco Manufacturing with a large number of issued shares.
At the close, 5 securities ended with no bids to buy, while 7 had no stocks being offered for sale and 6 stocks closed with bids higher than the last traded prices and 1 closed with a lower offer.
Stocks trading are, Access Financial traded 2,500 shares to close with a 2 cents fall to $12, Caribbean Cream lost 30 cents with 14,300 shares changing hands at $1.60, Dolphin Cove JM - Trade 11-9-15traded just 1,210 shares with a loss of 65 cents to end at $12.25, Knutsford Express had 1,500 shares changing hands at $6.10 for a 10 cents gain. Lasco Distributors closed with 490,000 units trading at $1.90 to gain 5 cents, Lasco Financial ended with 629,255 shares changing hands at $1.80. Lasco Manufacturing closed with 191,077 units trading, ending with a loss of 15 cents at $1.80, Medical Disposables ended with 141,958 shares changing hands to close at $2.36 after gaining 1 cent and Eppley preference share 2019 traded 103,836 units at $6.05.

Carib Flavours dominates juniors

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Caribbean Flavours dominated junior market

Caribbean Flavours dominated junior market

Trading on Wednesday ended with 1,628,246 units, valued at $4,268,911 changing hands from a total of 7 securities that traded. The price of 2 stocks declined and 1 advanced with the junior market index adding 20.03 points to close at 972.17. Caribbean Flavours traded 1.22 million units to be the main contributor to the volume traded.
At the close, 5 securities ended with no bids to buy, while 5 had no stocks being offered for sale and 4 stocks closed with bids higher than the last traded prices and 2 with lower offers.
Stocks trading are, Caribbean Flavours traded 1,221,984 units firm at $2.70 in three trades, Caribbean Producers traded 159,738 units at $2.50, after the company reported good full year’s JM - Trade Sheet 2-9-15results on Tuesday. Dolphin Cove traded 2,100 shares at $12.90, a fall of 10 cents, General Accident Insurance ended with 81,279 shares trading unchanged at $1.42 at the close. Honey Bun had 17,080 shares trading at $3.95 but lost 30 cents, Lasco Distributors was up 14 cents to $1.94, with 9,030 units changing hands, after trading at $2 and Medical Disposables traded 137,035 shares to close unchanged at $2.50.

Kremi gains 40 cents on Tuesday

Caribbean Cream closed with a gain of 40 cents on Tuesday.

Caribbean Cream closed with a gain of 40 cents on Tuesday.

Trading on Tuesday ended with 422,713 units, valued at $1,646,233 changing hands from a total of 12 securities that traded. The price of 3 stocks declined and 4 advanced with the junior market index falling 7.54 points to close at 952.14. Caribbean Cream jumped to $2.40 with trading in the stock being halted for an hour as the price exceeded 15 percent on an initial trade and did not trade after reopening a few minutes after 11 am.
At the close, 5 securities ended with no bids to buy, while 4 had no stocks being offered for sale and 4 stocks closed with bids higher than the last traded prices and 4 with the offers being lower.
Stocks trading are, Access Financial ended at $12 with a loss of $4.50 with 11,886 units changing hands, Cargo Handlers ended with 19,361 shares changing hands and closed at $31, Caribbean Cream rose 40 cents to $2.40 with 72,998 units trading. Caribbean Flavours traded 5,670 units and added 15 cents to end at $2.70, Caribbean Producers traded 103,091 units at $2.50, JM - Trade Sheet 1-9-15Consolidated Bakeries traded 1,000 shares at $1.20, Lasco Distributors was up 10 cents to $1.80, with 8,134 units changing hands, the stock closed with a bid to purchase 3,000 shares at $1.95. Lasco Financial closed with 50,000 units trading to end at $1.66, after rising 1 cent, Lasco Manufacturing closed at $1.90 with 61,231 units changing hands. Medical Disposables traded 78,000 shares to close unchanged at $2.50, Paramount Trading ended with 2,542 shares changing hands at $5.75, for a fall of 25 cents and Eppley cumulative preference share 2019, ended with 8,700 units changing hands at $6.01 with a loss of a cent.

Lasco Manufacturing trades 14m shares

Lasco's water treatment machines - there was more than 12M units trading on Wednesday.

Lasco’s water treatment machines – there was more than 12M units trading on Wednesday.

Trading finished with 4 stocks declining and 4 gaining out of 14 securities that traded, resulting in 14,253,052 units, valued at $25,233,568 changing hands with Lasco Manufacturing accounting for 12,053,445 units valued at $20.73 million, 12 million units was embodied in one trade relating to VMBS Wealth Management pension assets for clients. The market lost 2.70 points to close at 915.78.
At the close, 4 securities ended with no bids to buy, while 3 had no stocks being offered for sale and 3 stocks closed with bids higher than the last traded prices and 2 with the offers being lower.
Stocks trading are, Access Financial Services with 100 shares to close at $11, with a gain of 50 cents. At the close the bid was at $12 to buy 2,000 units, AMG Packaging closed with a loss of 21 cents at $3.74 with 290,000 units changing hands, Blue Power closed with 4,806 units changing hands to close at $12.30 with a loss of 5 cents. Caribbean Producers traded just 939 units with a loss of 17 cents at $2.72, Consolidated Bakeries traded 30,000 shares at $1.29 after shedding 24 cents, General Accident Insurance traded 70,200 units with the price closing unchanged at $1.50, Honey Bun ended with 17,662 shares trading unchanged at $3.70, Jamaican Teas had only 196 shares trading to close at $3.12.JM - Trade 26-08-15 Lasco Distributors closed with 1,594,030 units trading, ended with a gain of 2 cents at $1.62. Lasco Financial ended with 124,699 shares changing hands at $1.80, for a rise of 17 cents, Lasco Manufacturing gained 2 cents in closing at $1.72 with 12,053,445 units changing hands. Medical Disposables traded 13,000 shares to close unchanged at $2.50, Paramount Trading ended with 3,975 units changing hands unchanged at $6 and Eppley cumulative preference share 2019, ended with 50,000 units changing hands at $6.05.

7 stocks fell on junior market

JSE sign The JSE junior market fell on Friday while 7 stocks declined and only 1 advanced out of 12 securities that traded, resulting in 1,272,996 units, valued at $2,909,186 changing hands. The market lost 24.71 points to close at 982.87.
At the close 4 securities ended with no bids to buy, while 4 had no stocks being offered for sale and 3 stocks closed with bids higher than the last traded prices and 2 with the offers being lower.
Stocks trading are, Access Financial Services traded 367 shares to close at $13, with a fall of $2.51, AMG Packaging closed at $3.65 with only 733 units changing hands, Blue Power closed with 3,568 units changing hands at $12.28, Caribbean Cream traded 215,075 units to close 30 cents lower at $1.99. Caribbean Flavours traded 459,138 units with the price dropping 5 cents to $2.75. Caribbean Producers traded just 2,000 units for an 8 cents fall to $2.72, General Accident Insurance traded 46,569 units with the price closing 5 JM - Trade 21-08-15cents lower, to a 52 weeks’ low of $1.25, the bid was at $1.45 to buy 220,000 shares and offered at $1.50 for sale of 273,438 units. Honey Bun with 11,526 shares changing hands and closed with a loss of 5 cents at $3.65, Lasco Distributors closed with 14,650 units trading, 16 cents lower at $1.79, Lasco Financial ended with 290,485 shares changing hands at $1.66 for a fall of 14 cents, at the close the bid was at $1.70 to buy 30,000 shares. Lasco Manufacturing with 175,657 units changing hands, closed at $1.84 and Medical Disposables traded 45,653 shares to close at $2.50.

Increased activity on junior market

Access fell $2.99 to $15.51on Thursday

Access fell $2.99 to $15.51on Thursday

The JSE junior market fell on Thursday while 4 stocks declined and 4 advanced out of 13 securities that traded, resulting in 943,066 units, valued at $2,382,692 changing hands. The market lost 12.27 points to close at 1,007.58.
At the close 4 securities ended with no bids to buy, while 3 had no stocks being offered for sale and 3 stocks closed with bids higher than the last traded prices and 3 with the offers being lower.
Stocks trading are, Access Financial Services traded 200 shares to close at $15.51 with a fall of $2.99, AMG Packaging closed at a 52 weeks’ high of $3.95 with 31,398 units changing hands 30 cents higher, Cargo Handlers ended with 950 shares changing hands and closed at $31, Caribbean Cream traded 10,100 units at $1.99, after gaining 19 cents. Dolphin Cove traded 150 shares and closed at $13, General Accident Insurance traded 2,150 units with the price closing 15 cents lower to a 52 weeks’ low of $1.30, Honey Bun with 46,734 shares JM Trade 20-08-15changing hands, closed with a loss of 30 cents at $3.70, Knutsford Express had 518 shares trading to close at $6. Lasco Distributors closed with 283,526 units trading, 15 cents higher at $1.95, Lasco Financial ended with 85,300 shares changing hands to end at $1.80. Lasco Manufacturing with 291,740 units changing hands, closed at $1.84 after dropping a cent, Medical Disposables traded 102,000 shares to close with a gain of 25 cents at a 52 weeks’ high of $2.50 but closed with the offer at $2.30 to sell 13,085 units and Derrimon Trading preference share ended with 88,300 units changing hands at $6.05.

Juniors just barely make new high

The JSE junior market rose to another all-time high on Tuesday with 2 stocks rising and 5 declining. The market gained a mere 0.01 point to close at a new closing high of 1,040.59.
At the close, 8 securities traded resulting in 769,557 units valued at $1,587,037 changing hands. The market ended with 5 securities closing with no bids to buy, while 6 had no stock being offered for sale and 3 stocks closed with bids higher than the last traded prices and only 1 with the offer being lower.
JM Trade 11-08-15Stocks trading are, Access Financial closed with a loss of 88 cents at $18.12 with 2,700 units changing hands, Cargo Handlers ended with 250 shares changing hands at $31, Caribbean Cream traded 345,244 units, gained 20 cents to close at $2. Derrimon Trading ended with 60,500 shares changing hands, with a loss of 20 cents to end at $2.15, General Accident trade 1,000 shares to close at $1.78 for a loss of 8 cents, Lasco Financial Services traded 30,000 units to close at $1.89 after falling 9 cents. Lasco Manufacturing with 251,363 units changing hands closed at $2, for a fall of 10 cents and Medical Disposables closed with 78,500 units trading 10 cents higher at $2.25.

Cargo Handlers keep on sailing away

CAR H 2015-06-26 Activity on the Junior Market was moderate and closed with 11 securities trading and ended with only 347,331 units changing hands valued at $1,016,457. The JSE Junior Market Index advanced 15.05 points close at 914.77. The market ended with the prices of 4 stocks advancing, 5 declining with Cargo Handlers closing at 52 weeks’ high.
At the close of the junior market was flashing weak signals for Wednesday with 4 stocks having bids higher than their last selling prices, 5 with lower offers and 5 securities closing with no bids to buy while only 3 had no stocks being offered for sale.
Stocks trading in the junior market are, Access Financial Services closing with 5,951 shares trading 2 cents up at $11.02, AMG Packaging ending with just 200 units changing hands to close 1 cent lower at $3.19 but had an offer at $3.15 at the end to sell 27,775 shares. Cargo Handlers recorded yet another all-time high in trading 9,342 units $1.50 higher to close at $30, Caribbean Cream traded 1,000 units at $1.60, Caribbean Flavours trading 16,581 shares to close at $2.53 after losing 2 cents, JM 30-6-15Caribbean Producers traded 5,000 shares and lost 20 cents to $2.80, Dolphin Cove trading only 811 units at $13 for a new high, after gaining 40 cents. At the close Knutsford Express sold 920 shares at $6.10. Lasco Financial Services traded 218,100 shares and gained 12 cents to end at $1.93, Lasco Manufacturing had 26,937 shares changing hands at $1.45 to again 14 cents at the end, Medical Disposables ended at $2.25 with 10,000 shares changing hands with a loss of 5 cents and Derrimon Trading 11.75% preference share closed with a 10 cents loss at $2.40.