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Trading sinks further on TTSE – Thursday

Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange market activity on Thursday ended with trading in 13 securities against 15 on Wednesday, with 3 advancing, 3 declining and 7 remaining unchanged on a day when the volume a value of trading declined from Wednesday’s levels.
At close of the market, the Composite Index declined 0.86 points to 1,301.32, the All T&T Index lost 1.04 points to 1,692.91, while the Cross Listed Index lost 0.09 points to close at 122.97.
Trading ended with just 56,112 shares at a value of $1,242,837 compared to 147,101 shares at a value of $2,255,471 on Wednesday.
IC bid-offer Indicator| The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended with 4 stock with bids higher than the last selling price and 4 with lower offers.
Stocks closing with gainsClico Investments closed with an increase of 5 cents at $20.20, with 10,995 stock units changing hands, National Enterprises ended trading with a rise of 13 cents and ended at $8, with 135 stock units trading and National Flour closed with a rise of 1 cent and completed trading 8,185 units at $1.64.
Stocks closing with Losses| Calypso Macro Index Fund lost 31 cents and closed trading of 300 shares at $15.50, First Citizens fell 1 cent and settled at $33, after exchanging 30 shares and JMMB Group shed 3 cents and ended at $1.77, after exchanging 300 shares.
Stocks closing firm| Ansa Merchant Bank settled at $38.26, after exchanging 261 shares, Grace Kennedy ended at $3.05, with 19,687 stock units changing hands, Guardian Holdings completed trading at $17, with an exchange of 4,947 units, Mora Ven Holdings traded 3,000 shares at $12.48, One Caribbean Media concluded market activity at $10.50, after exchanging 3,000 shares, Republic Financial Holdings closed at $107.06, after exchanging 731 shares, Trinidad & Tobago NGL settled at $29.21, after trading 275 shares and West Indian Tobacco completed trading 7,266 units at $95.07.

Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Fontana IPO closed

The Fontana Initial Public Offer for 250 million shares to raised $468 million is oversubscribed and was closed shortly after 9 am today.
The issue which was scheduled to open on Thursday December 13 but and slated to close on 20 December 2018 but heavy demand for the issue forced an early closure. IC insider.com gathers that two brokerage houses delivered around 1,400 applications last night. Up to 1 PM on Thursday, staff at Scotia Investments were still sorting out applications that came in ahead of the closing time. With an historical PE ratio of just over 6 times earnings and around 5.4 times current years estimated earnings the price of the stock is expected to jump sharply after listing. With the plans the company has for expansion the company should enjoy strong growth in profit and stock price for a number of years.

Moderate JSE main market trading – Wednesday

Declining stocks had the upper hand on advancing ones on the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange as the market indices fell for yet another day, as the volume and value of stocks trading declined from Tuesday’s out turn.
The main market ended with 1,635,588 units valued at $49,600,589 trading, compared with 4,528,396 units valued at $129,629,406 changing hands on Tuesday. A total of 29 securities changed hands in the main and US dollar markets, with prices of 10 rising, 12 declining and 7 remaining unchanged compared to 26 securities trading on Tuesday.
At the close of the market, the All Jamaican Composite Index lost 825.99 points to 408,916.97 and the JSE Index declined 752.57 points to close at 372,569.62.
Trading resulted in an average of 62,907 units valued at over $1,907,715, in contrast to 181,136 units valued at $5,185,176 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amounts to 113,717 units with a value of $3,126,711, compared to 119,777 units with a value of $3,292,648, previously. November closed, with an average of 405,528 valued at $7,755,942, for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ending with bids higher than the last selling prices and 4 closing with lower offers.
In main market activity, Barita Investments gained 90 cents and closed at $32.90, with an exchange of 11,147 shares, Berger Paints ended $1 lower at $18, with 9,656 stock units changing hands, Caribbean Cement shed $2 and finished trading 21,766 shares at $44, Grace Kennedy added $1 and ended trading 40,681 shares at $60, Jamaica Producers finished trading of 13,376 units with a rise of $2 to close at $27, Jamaica Stock Exchange closed with a fall of 50 cents at $9.50, in trading  79,523 shares, JMMB Group jumped $2.45 and ended trading 114,693 shares at $34.97. Kingston Wharves closed at $76, with a rise of $1.80 in trading 16,745 stock units, Mayberry Investments lost 50 cents and settled at $9, with 105,050 units changing hands, NCB Financial Group dropped $1.99 to $145.01 in ending trading of 74,419 shares, PanJam Investment jumped $7.15 to close at $69.65, with an exchange of 215,881 stock units, Sagicor Group fell 70 cent in trading 42,406 shares at $42, Sagicor Real Estate Fund added 99 cents to close at $10.99, with 295,149 shares changing hands, Scotia Group gained 99 cents trading 35,316 units to close at $55, Seprod traded 31,423 shares after rising 60 cents to close at $32, Supreme Ventures lost 45 cents and ended at $15.55, with 88,058 shares changing hands, Sygnus Credit Investments rose 44 cents and ended at $10.50 with 5,696 shares changing hands.
Trading in the US dollar market amounted to 8,525 units valued at $2,059 as MMB Group 5.75% preference share closed with just with 180 units trading but fell 10 cents to US$2, Proven Investments traded 7,200 units at 22 US cents and  Sygnus Credit Investments lost 1 cent and ended at 10 US cents with 1,145 shares changing hands. The JSE USD Equities Index declined by 0.20 points to close at 170.27.

Derrimon Trading holds up Junior Market

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Derrimon Trading exchanged 9.5m shares.

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange remained elevated on Wednesday as 9.5 million Derrimon Trading shares traded, resulting in 9,928,768 units valued at $27,422,845 compared to 17,273,967 units valued at $179,531,161 on Tuesday.
At the close of market activities only 16 securities changed hands versus 17 on Tuesday with the prices of 3 securities advancing, 10 declining and 3 remaining unchanged and Everything Fresh falling to the lowest level at $1.01, since listing earlier in the year at $2.50. Kuntsford Express traded down to a 52 weeks’ low of $10.40.
Trading activity resulted in the Junior Market Index declining by 10.45 points, to close at 3,120.81.
Trading ended with an average of just 620,548 units for an average of $1,713,928 in contrast to 1,016,116 units for an average of $10,560,656 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 271,046 units at a value of $1,552,211, versus 236,096 units at a value of $1,536,039, previously. November, ended with an average of 190,475 units valued at $653,358 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 7 stocks ended with higher bids than their last selling price and 2 with lower offers.
At the close of the day’s activity, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 10 cents at $1.70, with 9,585 stock units changing hands, Caribbean Cream ended trading 29,650 shares at $5.30, Caribbean Producers traded 894 units at $5.35, Consolidated Bakeries closed with a loss of 12 cents at $2.03, with an exchange of 1,000 shares, Derrimon Trading ended at $2.70, with 9,514,600 shares changing hands. Dolphin Cove concluded trading $1.25 higher at $17, in exchanging 511 shares, Elite Diagnostic finished with a loss of 13 cents at $2.87, trading 15,702 stock units, Everything Fresh fell to the lowest level since listing earlier in the year, at $2.50 in trading 30,977 shares with a loss of 27 cents to close at an all-time low of $1.01,  Express Catering ended trading of 181,412 shares with a loss of 30 cents at $7.70, FosRich Group traded 51,855 shares with a loss of 1 cent at $3.79. GWest Corporation closed with a loss of 5 cents at $1.45, in trading 10,000 stock units, Indies Pharma traded 49,397 shares and lost 3 cents to close at $3.10, Jamaican Teas settled with a loss of 8 cents at $3.70, with 16,080 shares traded, KLE Group finished trading 10 cents higher at $3.20, with an exchange ofn 5,000 shares, Knutsford Express closed with a loss of 20 cents at $10.40, with 5,772 shares traded and Main Event settled 1 cent higher at $6.01, with 6,333 shares changing hands.

Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Moderate trading on TTSE – Wednesday

Unilever share price hits another multi year low.

Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange market activity on Wednesday ended with trading in 15 securities against 17 on Tuesday, with 3 advancing, 8 declining and 4 remaining unchanged.
The volume and value of trading, fell well below Tuesday’s levels.
Unilever Caribbean suffered a modest loss to end trading at a new multi-year low of $22.95. At close of the market, the Composite Index gained 0.75 points to 1,302.18, the All T&T Index lost 0.19 points to 1,693.95, while the Cross Listed Index rose 0.23 points to close at 123.06.
Trading ended with just 147,101 shares at a value of $2,255,471 compared to 256,224 shares at a value of $4,449,130 on Tuesday.
IC bid-offer Indicator| The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended with stocks with bids higher than the last selling price and 2 with lower offers.
Stocks closing with gainsFirst Citizens advanced $1.20 to settle at $34, after exchanging 3,000 shares, Grace Kennedy closed with a gain of 5 cents and ended at $3.05, with 11,000 stock units changing hands and JMMB Group gained 5 cents to close at $1.80, after exchanging 31,500 shares.
Stocks closing with Losses| Clico Investments shed 5 cents and ended at $20.15, with 22,876 stock units changing hands, Guardian Holdings lost 25 cents and completed trading of 1,200 units at $17, National Enterprises ended trading 13 cents lower at $7.87, with 2,600 stock units changing hands, National Flour concluded trading with a loss of 7 cents at $1.63, with an exchange of 5,526 units, Republic Financial Holdings traded with a loss of 20 cents to close at $107.06, after exchanging 315 shares, Scotiabank fell 7 cents and completed trading at $64.66, with a mere 4 units changing hands, Trinidad & Tobago NGL closed with a loss of 2 cents and settled at $29.21, after exchanging 46,313 shares and Unilever Caribbean shed 5 cents and ended at $22.95, with 2,000 stock units changing hands.
Stocks closing firm| Ansa Merchant settled at $38.26, after exchanging 100 shares, LJ Williams B share settled at 75 cents, after exchanging 10,000 shares, One Caribbean Media concluded trading at $10.50, after exchanging 10,000 shares and Prestige Holdings ended trading at $7.50, after exchanging 667 units.

Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

 

More decline for JSE main market – Tuesday

The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange suffered further declines at the close of trading on Tuesday as declining stocks edged out advancing ones but with securities trading ending with slightly higher volume and value than on Monday.
The main market ended with 4,528,396 units valued at over $129,629,406 trading, compared with 4,388,637 units valued at $106,879,255 changing hands on Monday. A total of 26 securities changed hands in the main and US dollar markets, with prices of 9 rising, 10 declining and 14 remaining unchanged compared to 33 securities trading on Monday.
At the close of the market, the All Jamaican Composite Index lost 1,387.52 points to 409,742.96 and the JSE Index declined 1,264.19 points to close at 373,322.19.
The main market ended with Jamaica Broilers trading 2,226,854 units, accounting for just over 49 percent of the volume, followed by JMMB Group with 908,724 units, 20 percent of the day’s volume and JMMB Group 7.5% preference share with 386,688 units or just 8.5 percent of the day’s volume.
Trading resulted in an average of 181,136 units valued at $5,185,176, in contrast to 137,145 units valued at $3,339,977 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amounts to 119,777 units with a value of $3,292,648, compared to 111,829 units with a value of $3,007,628, previously. November closed, with an average of 405,528 valued at $7,755,942, for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 4 stocks ending with bids higher than the last selling prices and 3 closing with lower offers.
In main market activity, Caribbean Cement gained $2.50 and finished trading 5,000 shares at $46, Grace Kennedy lost 50 cents and ended trading 80,913 shares at $59, Jamaica Producers finished trading of 13,659 units with a rise of $1 to close at $25, Jamaica Stock Exchange closed with a gain of 80 cents at $10, after trading 102,000 shares, JMMB Group lost $1.48 and ended trading 908,724 shares at $32.52. Kingston Wharves closed at $74.20, with a loss of 80 cents in trading 620 stock units, Mayberry Investments rose 40 cents and settled at $9.50, with 138,069 units changing hands, PanJam Investment lost $4.50 to close at $62.50, with an exchange of 23,764 stock units, Sagicor Group gained $2.54 to finish trading of 1,880 shares at $42.70, Sagicor Real Estate Fund fell 50 cents to settle at a 52 weeks’ low of $10, with 17,300 shares changing hands, Scotia Group fell 50 cents in trading 164,214 units to close at $54.01, Seprod traded 64,730 shares in dropping 45 cents to close at $31.40, Sterling Investments lost 35 cents and closed at $4.13, with 915 shares, Sygnus Credit Investments lost 44 cents and ended at $10.06 with 16,120 shares changing hands.
Trading in the US dollar market amounted to 4,700 units valued at $470 as Sygnus Credit Investments lost 1 cent and ended at 10 US cents with 4,700 shares changing hands. The JSE USD Equities Index declined by 1.05 points to close at 170.47.

Trading jumps on Junior Market

Knutsford Express traded 16.9m shares

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange rose sharply on Tuesday as 16.9 million Knutsford Express shares traded, resulting in 17,273,967 units valued at $179,531,161 compared to just 457,558 units valued at $1,689,604 on Monday.
At the close of market activities only 17 securities changed hands versus 27 on Monday with the prices of 2 securities advancing, 10 declining and 5 remaining unchanged and leading the Junior Market Index to decline by 17.30 points to close at 3,131.26.
Trading ended with an average of just 1,016,116 units for an average of $10,560,656 in contrast to just 16,947 units for an average of $62,578 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 236,096 units at a value of $1,536,039, versus 143,367 units at a value of $463,182, previously. November, ended with an average of 190,475 units valued at $653,358 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 1 stock ended with a higher bid than their last selling price and 3 with lower offers.
 At the close of the market activity, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 5 cents at $1.80, with 5,500 stock units changing hands, Blue Power concluded trading of 440 units, with a loss of $1.04 to end  at $6, Caribbean Producers traded 660 units with a loss of 9 cents at $5.35, Derrimon Trading ended at $2.70, with 10,000 shares changing hands, Elite Diagnostic finished at $3, as 20,074 stock units changed hands. Everything Fresh traded 292,113 shares after declining by 2 cents to close at an all-time low of $1.28,  Express Catering ended trading with 11,808 shares, 30 cents higher at $8,  FosRich Group traded 1,500 shares at $3.80, Honey Bun ended with a loss of 30 cents at $3.50, exchanging 1,610 units, Indies Pharma traded 23,980 shares and lost 3 cents to close at $3.13, Jetcon Corporation ended trading of 20,400 stock units with a loss of 25 cents to end at $3.15. Key Insurance traded 182 units with a loss of 95 cents at $4, Knutsford Express closed with a loss of 90 cents at  $10.60, in exchanging 16,856,182 shares, Lasco Distributors ended with a loss of 10 cents at $3.80, with 6,200 shares trading, Lasco Manufacturing  fell 4 cents to close at $3.12, with 12,908 units being exchanged, Main Event settled at $6, in trading 9,410 shares and  tTech ended at $5.19, with 1,000 shares changing hands.

Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Trading picks up on TTSE – Tuesday

Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange market activity on Tuesday ended with trading in 17 securities against 12 on Monday, with 4 advancing, 6 declining and 7 remaining unchanged on a day when the volume a value of trading rose sharply on Monday’s levels.
Mora Ven Holdings traded for the first time since March 2016 and suffered a loss at the end of trading. At close of the market, the Composite Index declined 5.48 points on to 1,301.43, the All T&T Index fell 3.14 points to 1,694.14, while the Cross Listed Index lost 1.08 points to close at 122.83.
Trading ended with just 256,224 shares at a value of $4,449,130 compared to 45,974 shares at a value of $849,166 on Monday.
IC bid-offer Indicator| The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended with stock with the bid lower than the last selling price and 4 with lower offers.
Stocks closing with gainsFirst Citizens added 4 cents and settled at $32.80, after exchanging 676 shares, Massy Holdings increased 5 cents and ended at $46.05, in exchanging 100 shares, National Flour rose 5 cents and completed trading of 14,494 units at $1.70 and Trinidad & Tobago NGL closed with a gain of 3 cents and settled at $29.23, with 20,169 shares trading.
Stocks closing with Losses| Guardian Holdings shares fell 75 cents and completed trading at $17.25, with 3,000 units, JMMB Group closed with a loss of 5 cents and closed at $1.75, after exchanging 64,810 shares, Mora Ven Holdings that is listed on the Second Tier Market, exchanged 1,000 shares and declined by $2.01 to end at 52 weeks’ low of $12.48. NCB Financial Group shed 10 cents and settled at $8.60, after exchanging 200 shares, Sagicor Financial lost 25 cents and ended at $9.50, with 700 stock units changing hands and Scotiabank ended trading of 205 units after falling by just 1 cent to close at $64.73.
Stocks closing firm| Clico Investments ended at $20.20, with 88,083 stock units changing hands, Grace Kennedy ended at $3, trading 300 stock units, LJ Williams B share settled at 75 cents, after exchanging 33,500 shares, One Caribbean Media concluded at $10.50, in trading 3,790 shares, Prestige Holdings completed trading of 10,484 units at $7.50, Republic Financial Holdings closed at $107.26, after exchanging 15,613 shares and West Indian Tobacco completed trading at $95.07, with 100 units changing hands.

Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Fontana corrects & explains Q1 figures

Fontana senior management team

Following IC Insider.com article, pointing to errors in the Fontana prospectus issued to the public on Thursday, December 6, the company subsequently corrected the errors and uploaded the corrected prospectus on the Jamaica Stock Exchange website.
“Please note that Fontana Limited attaches hereto its unaudited financial information for the period ended 30 September 2018. This information is updated from the financial information that is presented in the prospectus of the Company dated Thursday, 6 December 2018. The effect of the update is a revision to the Statement of Cash Flows where the profit before taxation and depreciation charges were inadvertently omitted. The Company also updated a typo to the Share Price of the Company from $2 to $1.88 on page 14 of the prospectus”, the company stated in a release on the JSE website.
The directors and management advised that the pricing error arose from a change in the original planned price of $2 that to $1.88 but the price, the price stated in the body of the document was overlooked. The error in the cash flow arose from the links to the cash flow from the work sheet did not copy over the figures for profit and depreciation when the final document was completed and no one picked up the omission prior to the publication of the error.
The directors at their investors briefing on Monday also addressed the matter of the sharp jump in inventories and the increase in the company’s first quarter profit over the prior year as well as the pace at which they will commence further expansion after the opening of the Waterloo Road branch in 2019. Inventories for the Christmas season were imported earlier than in 2017 the directors stated. Apparently, the movement in the exchange rate of the Jamaica dollar played a role as well as some concerns regarding the pricing of supplies out of China. The financial controller, Judale Smith indicated that the gross profit margins are usually 36 percent but it had fallen in the 2017 first quarter as they had to source some goods at higher prices that affected the margins, as such the 2018 figures better reflect what the out turn should be like.

Decline continues for JSE main market – Monday  

NCB declined again on Monday.

The  Jamaica Stock Exchange All Jamaican Composite Index lost 1,361.35 points to close at 411,130.48 on Monday and the JSE Index declined by 1,240.34 points tot close at 374,586.38.

The market suffered from declines primarily in Caribbean Cement, Jamaica Producers, NCB Financial, Sagicor Group and Supreme Ventures but good gains mainly in Grace Kennedy and Panjam Investment helped to ease the fall.
At the end, 33 securities changed hands in the main and US dollar markets with prices of just 11 rising, 14 declining and 8 remaining unchanged compared to 28 securities trading on Friday.
The main market ended with 4,388,637 units valued at $106,879,255 trading, compared with 5,896,056 units valued at $161,797,148 changing hands on Friday.
The main market ended with JMMB Group trading 1,006,420 units, accounting for just over 23 percent of the volume, followed by Portland JSX with 840,399 units 19 percent of the day’s volume and Scotia Group with 471,694 units 10.75 percent of the day’s volume.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks ending with bids higher than the last selling prices and 3 closing with lower offers.
Trading resulted in an average of 137,145 units valued at over $3,339,977, in contrast to 226,771 shares valued at $6,222,967 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 111,829 units with a value of $3,007,628 compared to 128,316 units with a value of $3,599,881, previously. November closed, with an average of 405,528 valued at $7,755,942, for each security.
In main market activity, Barita Investments rose 89 cents to end at $32, with 35,028 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cement dropped $5.50 and finished trading 40,130 shares at $43.50, Grace Kennedy rose 41.50 and ended trading 9.525 shares at $59.50, Jamaica Producers finished trading of 50,113 units with a fall of $1 to close at $24, NCB Financial Group lost $2.90 to end trading of 89,435 shares at $147, PanJam Investment gained $1.95 to close at $67, with an exchange of 27,500 stock units, Portland JSX closed trading with 840,399 units after rising by 50 cents to end at $9, Sagicor Group fell 84 cents to finish trading of 142,802 shares at $40.16, Sagicor Real Estate Fund fell 50 cents to settle at $10.50, with 331,702 shares changing hands, Seprod traded 22,517 shares and dropping 35 cents to close at $31.85, Stanley motta fell 60 cents in trading 30,338 shares at $4.60, Supreme Ventures lost 99 cents and ended at $16, with 94,982 shares exchanged.
Trading in the US dollar market amounted to 592,387 units valued at $130,626 as Proven Investments ended at 22 US cents with 592,387 shares changing hands. The JSE USD Equities Index closed with a rise of 0.20 points to close at 171.52.