Hot day for juniors – up 8.2%

ICI -JM Ind 11-01-16 Investors pumped up the prices of Lasco Distributors and Lasco Manufacturing to new highs and pushed the junior market up by 8.19 percent increase or 167.21 points to land at 2,259.58 well over resistance level around 2,200 points.
The market closed with 16 securities trading 9 of which advanced, 6 declined with 6 closing at a new 52 weeks’ highs. A volume of 2,024,430 units changed hands, valued at $9,319,672.
At the close, 1 security ended with no bids to buy and 10 securities had no stocks being offered for sale. A total of 7 stocks closed with bids higher than their last traded prices while 1 closed with a lower offer.
In trading, newly listed CAC 2000 shares, did not trade but closed with the bid at $5.80 to buy 4.900 units, on Friday the stock traded at $5.68. C2W Music ended 1 cent down to close at 50 cents while 185,344 units changed hands, Cargo Handlers traded 125 units to close 15 cents higher at $37.65, Caribbean Cream ended with 126,619 shares changing hands as the price declined 13 cents to end at $4.55. Caribbean Flavours traded 14,252 units to close with a loss of 12 cents at $8.88, Caribbean Producers had 44,000 units changing hands, gained 10 cents to close at $5.60, Consolidated Bakeries fell 20 cents and ended at $1.20, with 222,198 units trading, General Accident traded 32,334 shares to close with a gain of 5 cents, to end at $2.05. Honey Bun gained 10 cents with 12,241 shares changing hands, to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $6.80, Jamaican Teas had 4,300 shares trading, to close with a loss of 8 cents at $5.42, ICI -JM 11-01-16KLE Group ended with a fall of 35 cents to $1.50, with 97,024 shares changing hands. Knutsford Express traded only 3,000 shares to close at a new 52 weeks’ high of $12.30 after rising $1.65, Lasco Distributors closed with 400,262 shares changing hands for a gain of $1.60, to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $9, Lasco Financial rose 15 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $5.15 with 445,308 shares changing hands. Lasco Manufacturing traded 318,785 shares and rose 45 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $4.60, Medical Disposables ended with 47,644 shares changing hands to close at $3.30, and tTech closed at a new 52 weeks’ high of $4.15 with 70,994 units changing hands to gain 55 cents.

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