Juniors close 3 points shy of 1,600 points

JM - gph 10-11-15 The junior market rose 32.86 to just 3 points away from the 1,600 point mark at 1,597.17 points on Tuesday as 16 securities were active with 10 stocks advancing and one declined. A total of 1,088,460 units, valued at $4,588,567 changed hands. The market ended with 7 stocks closing at new 52 weeks’ high.
Only 2 securities ended with no bids to buy and 10 had no stocks being offered for sale, an indication of chronic supply shortage of junior market stocks. A total of 7 stocks closed with bids higher than the last traded prices and 3 closed with lower offers.
In trading, Blue Power gained 80 cents in closing at $13.80, with 4,200 units trading. Caribbean Cream ended with 20,000 shares changing hands, at a new 52 weeks’ high of $4.60, to gain 10 cents, Caribbean Flavours traded 87,075 units to end at a new 52 weeks’ high of $4.85, after rising 5 cents, Caribbean Producers traded 79,902 units at $3.05. Consolidated Bakeries rose 10 cents to end at $1.90, with 40,742 units changing hands. Derrimon Trading gained 20 cents, to end with 5,000 shares changing hands at a 52 weeks’ high of $3.20, Dolphin Cove had 26,300 shares changing hands at $13.50, for a rise of 50 cents at a 52 weeks’ high. General Accident Insurance traded only 200 units at $2. The stock ended with an offer at $1.97, to sell 20,000 shares, Honey Bun closed with a mere 454 shares changing hands, to end 8 cents higher at a 52 weeks’ high $5.28, Jamaican Teas rose 5 cents with 33,810 shares trading, to close at $3.90.JM - Trade 10-11-15 KLE Group ended with 1,515 units trading at 45 cents, Lasco Distributors closed with 367,050 shares changing hands with a loss of 43 cents to $4.07, Lasco Financial closed with an increase of 20 cents at a new 52 weeks’ closing high of $3.20 with a total of 219,943 shares changing hands after trading as high as $3.40, Lasco Manufacturing rose 6 cents to end at $3.96 with 196,769 shares changing hands at a new 52 weeks’ high and Derrimon Trading preference share ended with 400 shares changing hands at $2.20.

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