Juniors trading hits $989M on Friday

Cargo Handlers hit a new high of $75.05 on Friday while 11 m of its shares valued at $950 million traded. .

Cargo Handlers hit a new high of $75.05 on Friday while 11 m of its shares valued at $950 million traded. .

The junior market enjoyed heavy trading mainly as a result of the crossing of several large blocks of stocks in the market on Friday by two brokers. At the close 35,774,696 units, valued at $989,215,841 traded as 19 securities changed hands. Cargo Handlers with 11,324,264 units valued at $849,886,013 traded with a gain of $3.05 cents to close at a new 52 weeks’ high of $75.05.
The junior market closed with 2 new all-time highs on Friday with one closing at a 52 weeks’ low. Trading ended as 9 stocks rose while 6 declined, with the market index rising 10.49 points, to close at 2,250.28.
The 3 stocks trading at new highs on Friday are Cargo Handlers and Jetcon Corporation while Sweet River closed at a 52 weeks’ low. At the end of trading 2 stocks closed with bids higher than their last selling prices and 1 ended with a lower offer.
JM sum 19-8-16At the close, Access Financial Services traded 1,143 units but fell 25 cents to end at $16, AMG Packaging closed at $13.12 with 597,293 units changing hands, CAC 2000 closed with 813,386 units changing hands but gained 1 cent to $6.01, Caribbean Cream had,2,000 shares changing hands, to close at $7.35. Consolidated Bakeries traded 200,000 units to end at $2.45, General Accident gained 2 cents, in trading 745,396 units to close at $2.21, Honey Bun had 16,209 shares changing hands, to close with a loss of 10 cents at $5.50, Jamaican Teas traded 23,496 units and gained 5 cents to close at $3.85. Jetcon Corporation traded 30,000 shares and gained 10 cents to close at a new high of $3.20, KLE Group ended at $1.40 with 24,000 shares changing hands, after rising 10 cents, JM Trdng Sht 19-8-16Knutsford Express climbed $2 with 144,537 units changing hands to end at $22, Lasco Distributors ended with 8,392,560 shares changing hands but fell 1 cent to land at $7. Lasco Financial gained 8 cents while trading 11,721 units to close at $3.40, Lasco Manufacturing closed at $4.96 with 8,634,913 shares trading, after rising 15 cents, Medical Disposables traded 28,150, shares and fell 25 cents to close at $3.25, Paramount Trading ended with 78,663 shares changing hands at $14.50, Sweet River Abattoir with 4,664,000 units traded lost 2 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ low of $3.84 and tTech climbed 15 cents and ended at $4 with 42,965 units changing hands.

Juniors make full recovery – Tuesday

ISP Finance closed at a new high on Tuesday.

ISP Finance closed at a new high on Tuesday.

The junior market dropped sharply on Tuesday with 18 securities changing hands as trading ended with 1,683,513 units, valued at $7,988,309 changing hands. At the close 8 stocks rose while 4 declined with one closing at new highs. The market index recovered 81.85 points to close at 2,238.07.
ISP Finance Services is the only stock trading at new highs on Tuesday. At the end of trading 7 stocks closed with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 ended with lower offers.
At the close, AMG Packaging rose by 62 cents, to close with 24,500 units changing hands at $13.12, JM sum 16-8-16Cargo Handlers ended with 3,719 shares changing hands at $72, after trading at an intraday high of $72.02. Caribbean Cream had 3,030 shares changing hands, to close at $7.05, Caribbean Flavours traded 2,900 units to end at $7 with a gain of 48 cents, Caribbean Producers fell 13 cents, in trading 63,478 units to close at $3.30, Consolidated Bakeries traded 80,000 units and lost 5 cents, to end at $2.50. Derrimon Trading ended at $3.05 with 35,868 shares changing hands, General Accident had 239,266 shares changing hands to close 20 cents higher, at $2.20. Honey Bun had 84,181 shares changing hands with a gain of 6 cents, to close at $5.59, ISP Finance Services had 34,654 shares changing hands with a rise of 22 cents to end at 52 weeks’ high of $5. JM Trdng Sht 16-8-16Jamaican Teas traded 9,000 units and fell 20 cents to close at $3.80, Jetcon Corporation traded 99,225 shares and gained 1 cent to close at $2.70, after trading as high as $3. Knutsford Express closed with 176 units changing hands at $20. Lasco Distributors ended with a rise of 20 cents while 222,361 shares changed hands at $7, Lasco Financial traded 43,419 units to close at $3.30, Lasco Manufacturing closed at $5 with 705,000 shares trading, after rising 48 cents. Medical Disposables traded 28,247 shares to close at $3.50 and tTech dropped 65 cents and ended with 4,489 units changing hands at $3.85.

Juniors dropped sharply – Monday

The two big Lasco companies hit the junior market index hard on Monday.

The two big Lasco companies hit the junior market index hard on Monday.

The junior market dropped sharply on Monday with 19 securities changing hands as trading ended with 1,526,008 units, valued at $8,120,692 changing hands, of which 5 stocks rose while 9 declined with 3 closing at new highs. The market index dived 80.25 points to close at 2,156.22, with Lasco Distributors and Lasco Manufacturing had sizable falls.
Stocks trading at new highs are Blue Power, Cargo Handlers and Paramount Trading. At the end of trading 6 stocks closed with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 ended with lower offers.
JM sum 15-8-16At the close, Blue Power rose by 50 cents, to close with 765 units changing hands at an all-time high of $17, CAC 2000 traded 5,000 shares but fell 40 cents, to close at $6, Cargo Handlers jumped $4 and ended with 1,500 shares changing hands, at an all-time high of $72. Caribbean Cream lost 25 cents with 2,500 shares changing hands, to close at $7.05, Caribbean Producers fell 2 cents, in trading 11,065 units at $3.43, Consolidated Bakeries traded 26,500 units, to end at $2.55, General Accident had 88,928 shares changing hands to close 8 cents lower, at $2. Honey Bun had 115,709 shares changing hands with a loss of 17 cents, to close at $5.53, Iron Rock Insurance traded 4,768 units and fell 2 cents to close at $3.28, ISP Financial Services had 800 shares changing hands with a loss of 15 cents to end at $5. JM Trdng Sht 15-8-16Jetcon Corporation traded 37,411 shares at $2.69, Key Insurance traded 75,413 units to close at $2.50, Knutsford Express closed with 19,324 units changing hands at $20 after rising by 75 cents. Lasco Distributors ended with a loss of 20 cents while 646,920 shares changed hands at $7, Lasco Financial traded 155,762 units and gained 4 cents to close at $3.30, Lasco Manufacturing closed at $4.52 with 330,420 shares trading, but lost 43 cents. Medical Disposables traded 2,700 shares to close at $3.50, Paramount Trading climbed 60 cents to end with 123 shares changing hands at a new high of $12.10 and tTech ended with 400 units changing hands at $4.50.

Eppley’s dominance – Friday

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New high for Eppley

Big $79M trade for Eppley

The junior market rose on Friday with 16 securities changing hands, but Eppley dominated trading with 121,667 shares trading unchanged at $650, carrying a value of $79,083,550. Cargo Handlers lost $2 in trading 6,725 shares to close at $68 after first trading at an intraday high of $70.01. The market index gained 27.85 points to close at 2,236.47.
Trading ended with 1,111,273 units traded, valued at $85,439,536, of which 4 stocks rose while 6 declined.
At the end of trading 6 stocks closed with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 ended with lower offers.
JM sum 12-8-16At the close of trading, Caribbean Cream lost 70 cents with 41,750 shares changing hands, to close at $7.30, Caribbean Flavours traded 3,993 units to close with a loss of 48 cents at $6.52. Caribbean Producers fell 5 cents, in trading 30,015 units at $3.45, Consolidated Bakeries traded 6,262 units, to end at $2.55, General Accident had 30,000 shares changing hands to close 1 cent lower, at $2.08. Honey Bun had 10,050 shares changing hands with a gain of 25 cents, to close at $5.70, Jamaican Teas traded 25,618 units and rose by 50 cents to end at $4. JM Trdng Sht 12-8-16Jetcon Corporation traded 56,590 shares at $2.69, Knutsford Express closed with 6,700 units changing hands at $19.25 after rising by 25 cents. Lasco Distributors ended with 592,109 shares changing hands at $7, Lasco Financial traded 26,419 units and gained 1 cent to close at $3.26, Lasco Manufacturing closed at $4.95 with 61,972 shares trading, but lost 5 cents. Medical Disposables traded 83,038 shares to close at $3 and Derrimon Trading preference share, ended with 8,365 units changing hands at $2.10.

Trading jumps sharply for juniors – Thursday

The two big Lasco companies traded nearly 8.7M shares on the junior market on Thursday.

The two big Lasco companies traded nearly 8.7M shares on the junior market on Thursday.

The junior market rose on Thursday with 18 securities changing hands of which 7 stocks rose while 5 declined. The market index fell 8.73 points to close at 2,208.62, with 10,281,786 units traded, valued at $56,990,702. The highlight of trading is Lasco Manufacturing trading over 4.7 million units, Lasco Distributors with 3.9 million shares and Caribbean Cream trading at a new high of $8.
At the end of trading 4 stocks closed with bids higher than their last selling prices and none ended with a lower offer. The junior market is showing that the lowest prices for stocks being offered, are moving away from the last traded prices for a number of the companies, with a few having no stocks being offered currently.
JM sum 11-8-16 At the close, AMG Packaging traded 1,674 units at $12.50, Blue Power had 2,400 shares changing hands to close at $16.50, Caribbean Cream gained 70 cents with 22,610 shares changing hands, to close at a new all-time high of $8, Caribbean Flavours traded 195,663 units to close with a gain of 70 cents at $7. Caribbean Producers gained 20 cents, in trading 14,000 units at $3.50, Derrimon Trading lost 1 cent in trading 14,000 units, to end at $3.05, Dolphin Cove rose $1.50 and ended at $15.50 with 1,493 shares trading, General Accident Insurance had 69,656 shares changing hands to close 1 cent lower, at $2.09. Iron Rock Insurance had 720 shares changing hands with a gain of 2 cents, to close at $3.30, JM Trdng Sht 11-8-16 Jamaican Teas traded 3,637 units to end at $3.50. Knutsford Express closed with 2,872 units changing hands at $19, Lasco Distributors ended with 3,964,178 shares changing hands at $7, Lasco Financial traded 98,000 units and lost 20 cents to close at $3.25, Lasco Manufacturing closed at $5 with 4,747,095 shares trading, but gained 5 cents. Medical Disposables traded 206,820 shares and fell 5 cents, to close at $3.50, Sweet River ended with 25,000 units changing hands at $3.86, after rising 1 cent, tTech fell 25 cents and ended with 466,472 units changing hands at $4.50, after it traded at $5 earlier in the day. tTech’s board meets today, to consider a dividend payment at the same time, the company released results for the June quarter, after trading, showing a 42 percent growth in revenues for the June quarter compared to 30 percent for the six months, with profit after tax, up to $16 million from $12.4 million for the six months. Derrimon Trading preference share, ended with 445,496 units changing hands, to close at $2.10.

Volume up sharply on JSE – Thursday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange lost ground in early Thursday morning trading with a number of stocks trading high volumes. Leading with volume are Lasco JSE Intra - 11-08-16rManufacturing that traded 4,046,000 units at $5, Medical Disposables with 157,858 units at $3.50. Barita Investments traded 213,650 down to $2.50, Grace Kennedy had 303,578 shares trading at $41.68, Sterling Investments traded 395,000 units at $13 and JMMB Group 7.50% preference share traded 2,842,800 units at $1.10.
The market indices all fell in the main but inched up for junior markets, with 14 stocks gaining versus 11 that fell.
The all Jamaica Composite Index fell 690.47 points to 176,934.79 the Jamaica Stock Exchange Market Index dropped 617.40 points to 159,252.93 the Jamaica Stock Exchange combined index lost 538.03 points to close at 170,503.66 points and the junior market index rose 3.37 points to 2,220.72.
At 11 am 23 securities traded, resulting in a volume of 8,615,067 shares changing hands. The average number of shares traded amounts to 246,145 units compared to 29,387 units on Wednesday.

5 junior stocks fell – Tuesday

Consolidated Bakeries (Purity) closed at a new  high on Tuesday

Consolidated Bakeries (Purity) closed at a new high on Tuesday

The junior market rose moderately on Tuesday with 12 securities changing hands. Only 3 stocks rose while 5 declined but the market index inched up 2.29 points to close at 2,196.15, with only 956,421 units traded, valued at $4,918,989. Consolidated Bakeries traded at a new high of $2.55 but on small volume.
JM sum 9-8-16At the end of trading 4 stocks closed with bids higher than their last selling prices and none ended with a lower offer. The junior market is showing that the lowest prices for stocks being offered are moving far away from the last traded prices for a number of the companies, with a few having no stocks being offered currently.
At the close, Caribbean Cream gained 22 cents with 197,697 shares changing hands at $7.25, leaving 19,533 units on offer. Caribbean Flavours traded just 2,000 units to close with a loss of 40 cents at $6.10, the bid closed at $6.50, to buy 1,804 shares. Caribbean Producers lost 2 cents in trading 700 units at $3.48, Consolidated Bakeries traded 300 units with the price jumping 42 cents to a new all-time high of $2.55, JM Trdng Sht 9-8-16 there were just two offers posted at the close, to sell 14,700 units. General Accident traded 7,722 shares and lost 6 cents to end at $2.10, Honey Bun had 4,810 shares changing hands at 10 cents lower to close at $5.50, Iron Rock Insurance traded 358,746 units to close at $3.28, Jamaican Teas traded 7,902 units at $3.15, Jetcon Corporation fell 5 cents lower to end with 9,055 shares changing hands at $2.65. Lasco Distributors ended with 243,560 shares changing hands at $6.80, Lasco Manufacturing closed at $5 with 61,690 shares trading and Medical Disposables ended with 62,239 units changing hands at $3.55 after rising 40 cents.

Juniors end with 3 new highs – Thursday

Blue Power hit a new high of $16.50 on Thursday.

Blue Power hit a new high of $16.50 on Thursday.

The junior market rose slightly on Thursday with 19 active securities of which 9 stocks rose and 5 declined. Three stocks closed at a 52 weeks’ high and one traded at an intraday low. The market index gained 12.34 points to close at 2,196.84, as a total of 910,288 units traded, valued at $3,268,885.
A total of 2 stocks closed with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 ended with a lower offer.
At the close, Access Financial traded just 163 shares at $17.50, Blue Power Group ended with 5,000 shares changing hands with a gain of 40 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $16.50, CAC 2000 had 2,589 units changing hands to close with a loss of 10 cents at $6.40.JM sum 4-8-16 Caribbean Cream closed 10 cents lower with 38,177 shares changing hands at $6.90, Caribbean Producers traded 16,000 units with at $3.25, Consolidated Bakeries gained 5 cents in trading 4,104 shares to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $2.25. C2W Music closed with a gain of 1 cent as 33,000 units changed hands to close at 30 cents, the stock traded at an intraday low of 25 cents. Dolphin Cove rose by 35 cents while 2,000 units were traded, to close at $14, Honey Bun had 47,118 shares changing hands, to close with a gain of 10 cents, at $5.55. Iron rock Insurance gained 42 cents while trading 1,000 shares to close at $3.60, ISP Finance jumped 65 cents to a new high of $5.15 with only 1,000 shares changing hands. Key Insurance traded 2,000 units at $2.60, JM Trdng Sht 4-8-16rKLE Group ended at $1.35 with 100,000 shares changing hands, after rising by 5 cents, Knutsford Express closed with 30,000 units changing hands at $19.52, after rising by 52 cents. Lasco Distributors ended with 37,152 shares changing hands at $7, Lasco Financial ended with 32,985 shares changing hands at $3.35, for a rise of 5 cents, Lasco Manufacturing lost 5 cents and closed at $5 with 88,000 shares trading. Medical Disposables traded with a loss of 35 cents to close at $3.15 with 20,000 shares changing hands and Derrimon Trading preference share, traded 449,000 units at $2.07.

Juniors big 3 gainers on Friday

Cargo Handlers traded at a new high of $56.

Cargo Handlers traded at a new high of $56.

The junior market ended July, with a rise on the last day of the month, to close the month slightly lower by 7.31 points than at the close of June. Three stocks jumped sharply with Blue Power surging $2.40, Cargo Handlers trading at a record high with a gain of $7 and Knutsford Express climbing $4. The market closed with 14 securities being active, down from 19 on Thursday.
The index closed 42.49 points higher at 2,200.86 as an equal number of 6 stocks advanced and declined and with 1 closing at a new high. A total of 2,718,436 units traded, valued at $8,665,436.
A total of 7 stocks closed with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 ended with a lower offer.
At the close, Access Financial Services had 8,200 units changing hands while losing 35 cents to close at $17.10, JM - Sum 29-7-16Blue Power jumping $2.40, and closed with 13,375 units changing hands at $16.10, Cargo Handlers traded 1,875 shares to end a an all-time high of $56. Caribbean Cream rose 14 cents with 251,464 shares changing hands to close at $6.95, Consolidated Bakeries lost 5 cents in trading 50,484 units at $2.10, C2W Music rose 1 cent to end at 29 cents with 573 shares changing hands, Dolphin Cove ended at $13.65 with 5,000 shares trading to gain 74 cents. General Accident traded 1,794,758 units at $2.05,JM Trdng Sht 29-7-16 Honey Bun had 17,500 shares changing hands, to close at with a loss of 5 cents at $5.45, Key Insurance traded 253,785 units to close at $2.50. Knutsford Express closed with 316 units changing hands to end at $19 with a rise of $4, Lasco Distributors ended with 161,341 shares changing hands, to end 10 cents lower at $7.30. Lasco Financial gained 9 cents and ended with 11,000 shares changing hands to close at $3.49, Lasco Manufacturing lost 3 cents and closed at $4.97 with 134,067 shares trading and Medical Disposables traded 19,698 shares and fell 5 cents to close at $3.50.

ISP Finance jumps 125% since listing

ISP Finance up 125% since its 2016 IPO

ISP Finance up 125% since its 2016 IPO

The junior market listed ISP Finance jumps 125% since going public in March this year when it traded 5,000 shares and gained 40 cents on Thursday to end at $4.50 and is only the second junior market stock to gain more than 100 percent for the year to date with Honey Bun gaining 347 percent. ISP closed with bids amounting
The market closed with more stock prices declining than those that rose leading to a fall in the market index with 19 securities being active, the highest for since July 11, when a similar number traded. The index closed 35.06 points lower, at 2,158.37 as 5 stocks gained and 7 declined with 1 closing at a new high. A total of 816,187 units traded, valued at $3,553,629.
A total of 7 stocks closed with bids higher than their last selling prices and none ended with a lower offer.
JM - Sum 28-7-16rAt the close, AMG Packaging closed at $12.50 with 1,000 units changing hands, Blue Power closed with 10,300 units changing hands to close at $13.70 with a loss of $1.30, Caribbean Cream rose 11 cents with 152,336 shares changing hands to close at $6.81, Caribbean Flavours traded 28,448 units to end at $6.53 with a fall of 47 cents. Caribbean Producers traded 52,670 units at $3.25, with a fall of 1 cent, Consolidated Bakeries gained 10 cents in trading 185,000 units at $2.15, Derrimon Trading fell 1 cent to end at $3.06 with 9,627 shares changing hands, Dolphin Cove ended at $13.65 with 5,000 shares trading to gain 74 cents. General Accident traded 44,000 units at $2.05, Honey Bun had 28,735 shares changing hands, to close at $5.50. JM Trdng Sht 28-7-16Lasco Distributors ended with 40,453 shares changing hands, to end at $7.40, Lasco Financial ended with 93,581 shares changing hands to close at $3.40, Lasco Manufacturing rose 5 cents and closed at $5 with 64,682 shares trading, Medical Disposables traded 18,106 shares and fell 45 cents to close at $3.55. Sweet River traded 1,000 shares and fell 1 cent to close at $3.85, tTech traded 48,502 units to end at $4 and Derrimon Trading preference share ended with 24,148 shares changing hands to close at $2.07.