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BUY RATED General Accident jumps 28%

The big news for the past week was a 28 percent jump in the price of General Accident shares, following the release of the first-quarter results. The stock last traded at $6.01 after rising to a high of $6.63 on Friday and dropped out of the Junior Market TOP 10.

General Accident is now out of IC TOP 10 with Q1 profit more than doubling.

During the week, investors pushed the Junior Market up 4 percent but barely moved the Main Market higher, with less than a percentage point rise. This trend is worth watching as bullish indicators point to more gains for Junior Market stocks going forward, with the latter being highly undervalued compared to the Main Market.
Medical Disposables rose from $6.20 at the start of the week to close at $7 and was the other stock to fall out of Junior Market, IC TOP 10. Coming into the TOP 10 are CAC2000 and Elite Diagnostic. The latter faced challenges in critical machine operation, resulting in lost income. Management stated that they “continue to have challenges getting the CT and MRI machines” at the St Ann branch operational. The company will hopefully resolve the problems soon so that the 2021 fiscal year can deliver optimally. Revenue for the 3rd quarter rose to $111.4 million, from $107 million the previous year and resulted in a loss of $2 million compared to a profit of $16 million the past year. In the Main Market, Proven Investments dropped out of the TOP 10 and replaced by Victoria Mutual Investments.
The three top Junior Market stocks with the potential to gain between 344 to 634 percent by 2021 are Caribbean Producers, followed by KLE Group and Lasco Financial. In the Main Market, Radio Jamaica continues to lead, followed by Berger Paints and JMMB Group with projected gains of 165 to 190 percent.
This week’s focus: General Accident reported profit rising 146 percent to $76 million, with investment and other income moving from just $7 million to $74 million. The report showed no cost-benefit from savings that could result from lower motor vehicle accident claims, from sharply reduced motor vehicle usage, since March. Gross Premiums written declined to $2.54 billion from $2.69 billion, but Net Premiums written increased to $689 million from $543 million. Claims rose to $448 million from $294 million in 2019. The December quarter usually generates the highest profit, with claims accounted for conservatively in the earlier quarters adjusted to reflect expected amounts. The new subsidiary, Trinidad based MotorOne Insurance made a small loss of $2 million in the quarter, an indication that not much contribution to profit is expected from it for the current year, it could add to 2021 profit for the group. Total assets of the company grew substantially since March last year from $7.5 billion to $12 billion in the current year, with liabilities rising by $3.5 billion.
Over at Jamaican Teas a report in the newspaper stated, “President of the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association, JMEA, Richard Pandohie, says the coronavirus has opened trade doors that the sector had been knocking on for a long time.”
“On one level there have been great ­stories where those businesses have exploded in terms of exports. A lot of small manufacturers who are into natural juices, and natural products from cassava and natural spices have gone into markets that they have trying to do for years,” Pandohie told the Financial Gleaner.
One company that has seen an uptick in business, Jamaican Teas, had to lay on new work shifts and extra production days to keep up with export demand.
“Because of our product base, there’s been strong demand overseas to the extent that we’re doing over time, even on Saturdays, keeping up with the extra demand, said JamTeas CEO John Mahfood.
Although General Accident stock is now out of the Junior market IC TOP 10 listing, it boasts a PE ratio of just 7 versus the market average of 9.4 times this years’ earnings, an indication of potentially more upside for it.
The targeted average PE ratio of the market is 20 based on the profits of companies reporting full year’s results for the financial year ending after 2020 second quarter up to the second quarter in 2021. Both the Junior and Main markets are currently trading well below this level. The JSE Main Market ended the week, with an overall PE of 14 and the Junior Market at just 9.4, based on current 2020-21 earnings. The PE ratio for Junior Market Top 10 stocks averages a mere 5.2 with or 55 percent to the average of the overall Junior Market. The Main Market TOP 10 stocks trade at 8.7 or 62 percent of the PE of the overall market.
The average projected gain for the IC TOP 10 stocks is 319 percent, for the Junior Market and 136 percent for the JSE Main Market, based on 2020-21 earnings, an indication that there is potential to make greater gains in the Junior Market than in the Main Market.
IC TOP 10 stocks are likely to deliver some of the best returns up to March 2021. Forecasted earnings and PE ratios for the current fiscal year are used in determining potential gains. The ranking of stocks is in order of likely increases, with the highest-ranked, being the most attractive. Expected values will change as stock prices fluctuate and will result in movements of the selection in and out of the lists for most weeks. Revisions to earnings per share are ongoing, based on receipt of new information.

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JSE Main market drops

Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market declined at the close of trading on Friday, with an increased volume of stocks trading, but at a lower value than on Thursday.
At the close, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index declined 2,739.44 points to 414,030.14, the JSE Market Index dropped 2,589.23 points to 377,364.54 and the JSE Financial Index lost 0.66 points to 99.07.
The market closed with 47 securities changing hands in the Main and US dollar markets with prices of 20 stocks advancing, 16 declining and 11 securities trading firm. The JSE Main Market activity ended with 40 securities accounting for 19,035,180 units valued at $127,444,585, in contrast to 11,035,315 units valued $112,835,625 from 41 securities on Thursday.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 9.9 million shares for 52 percent of total volume followed by Trans Jamaican Highway with 4.6 million units for 24 percent of the day’s trade and Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 1.4 million units for 7 percent market share.
The Market closed with an average of 475,880 units valued $3,186,115 for each security traded, in contrast to 269,154 units valued at an average of $2,752,088 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amount to 356,019 units valued at $2,925,515 for each security changing hands, compared to 348,777 units with an average of $2,908,729. Trading in April resulted in an average of 1,077,021 units valued at $3,829,201 for each security.
IC bid-offer Indicator At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows eleven stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and six stocks closing with lower offers. The PE ratio of the market ended at 14.5, while the Main Market ended at 14.8 times 2020-21 earnings.
In the Main Market, Barita Investments gained 50 cents trading 7,900 units to end at $51, Caribbean Cement fell $1.10 to $48.40, in exchanging 31,502 stock units, First Rock Capital shed 35 cents transferring 3,450 units to settle at $11.15. Jamaica Stock Exchange closed 47 cents lower to finish at $22.50, with 12,637 units changing hands, Key Insurance picked up 88 cents to end at $5.38, after swapping 6,354 units, Kingston Wharves dropped $1.25 to close at $57, after swapping 12,168 units. Mayberry Investments gained 40 cents to close at $6 after exchanging 114,835 shares, Mayberry Jamaican Equities picked up 60 cents to end at $10, with a transfer of 3,252 units, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy declined by $19 trading 511 units and closed at $151. NCB Financial Group advanced $8 to $148, with 494,118 shares changing hands, 138 Student Living closed 75 cents lower at $7, after swapping 88,036 stock units, Palace Amusement clawed back $200 to advance to $1,300, after trading 88 units. Proven Investments climbed $2 to finish at $36.50, with 11,045 units crossing the exchange, Sagicor Group traded 39,346 stock units at $45, after gaining 40 cents, Scotia Group advanced by $3 to $47, in transferring 155,397 shares. Seprod climbed $2 to $53 exchanging 19,307 units and Wisynco Group ended the day’s trade 32 cents lower at $17.58, in swapping 38,239 stock units.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market climbs higher

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange moved higher on Friday, with the Junior Market Index advancing 20.68 points to close at 2,546.69 35 securities changing hands, with the prices of 13 securities rising, 15 declining and seven finishing unchanged.

Junior Market Index showing a bullish signal.

Market Activity, resulted in an exchange of 4,259,300 units valued at $14,475,328, down slightly to 3,217,184 units at $14,221,850 on Thursday.
Trading closed with an average of 121,694 units at $413,581 for each security changing hands, in contrast to 110,937 units for an average of $490,409 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 136,296 units valued at $420,686 and previously 152,184 units valued at $421,248. In contrast, April closed with an average of 447,863 units valued at 1,028,076 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows two stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling price and one with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, Access Financial dipped 75 cents in trading 416 units at $23.25, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 1 cent at $1.75 with 750 stock units changing hands, Blue Power ended trading with 500 shares, after rising 5 cents to end at $3.75. Cargo Handlers closed 5 cents higher at $6.55, with 190 stock units trading, Caribbean Cream climbed 15 cents and exchanged 734 shares at $2.69, Caribbean Producers closed 11 cents higher at $2.52, with 477,643 stock units trading. Derrimon Trading closed 7 cents higher at $2.50, with 17,431 stock units traded, Elite Diagnostic declined by 59 cents in exchanging 9,360 units at $3.29, Express Catering climbed 16 cents and exchanged 18,269 shares at $3.51, Fosrich closed 30 cents higher after trading 99,267 stock units at $4. Fontana closed trading of 96,620 units and gained 34 cents to end at $5.90, General Accident closed 2 cents higher at $6.01, with 648,867 stock units trading. Honey Bun climbed 45 cents and exchanged 52,137 shares at $5.45, iCreate closed with 112,094 units passing through the market and gained 2 cents to end at 55 cents, Iron Rock Insurance declined by 9 cents to settle at $3.90, with 3,000 units changing hands. Jamaican Teas ended trading of 125,687 units with gains of 39 cents to end at $4.29, Jetcon Corporation closed with a loss of 8 cents at 80 cents swapping 28,000 shares, Knutsford Express closed trading of 500 units and gained 20 cents to end at $8.70. Lasco Distributors declined by 10 cents trading 630,500 units at $2.90, Lasco Manufacturing fell by 30 cents exchanging 797,613 units at $4, Limners and Bards dipped 8 cents trading 198,771 units at $1.82. Lumber Depot shed 2 cents trading 370,242 units at $1.12, MailPac Group closed with a loss of 3 cents at $1.88 swapping 251,508 shares, Medical Disposables shed 5 cents transferring 22,711 units at $7. Main Event lost 10 cents in trading of 18,000 units at $4.08, Stationery and Office Supplies lost 5 cents 20,757 units changing hands at $6. SSL Venture ended market activity while exchanging 18,400 shares to close at 75 cents, after falling 10 cents and tTech closed with a loss of 9 cents at $4.41 after swapping 42,269 shares.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

TTSE climbs higher on Friday

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The All Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange index jumped 13.84 points to 1,728.04 after 14 securities traded, leading to an equal number of three stocks rising and falling, leaving eight unchanged after the total number of stock units rose over Thursday’s level but with a lower value.
The T&T Composite Index climbed 5.97 points to 1,283.09, while the Cross Listed Index lost 0.27 points to close at 113.29 as the prices of stocks held firm. The volume of stocks passing through the market amounted to 259,251 shares valued at $1,913,388 compared to 209,683 shares for $2,262,736 on Thursday.
IC bid-offer Indicator The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the bids of eight stocks higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
Gainers│ Guardian Holdings closed 24 cents higher at $18.39, with 410 units changing hands, National Flour picked up 1 cent while transferring 48,072 shares to settle at $1.71 and Scotiabank ended at $54.99, after gaining 34 cents exchanging 8,250 units.
Losers│ CinemaOne lost 1 cent trading 29 units to end at $5.74, JMMB Group closed 5 cents lower at $1.95, with 135,000 shares crossing the market and West Indian Tobacco fell by 20 cents to end at $31.20, after swapping 3,196 units.
Firm Trades│ Clico Investments exchanged 773 units at $25.30, First Citizens Bank traded 5,850 units at $44, Massy Holdings ended at $63, in swapping 448 units, One Caribbean Media remained at $5.50, with 1,100 units changing hands. Republic Financial Holdings transferred 135 units at $132.72, Trinidad and Tobago NGL closed at $16 trading 1,800 units, Trinidad Cement held firm at $1.90, with an exchange of 18,050 units and Unilever Caribbean remained at $16.99, after swapping 36,167 stock units.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Trading picks up on JSE US$ market

Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market fell Friday, with shares of seven companies changing hands, up from just two on Thursday, but with higher volume and value.
Market activity ended with prices of two stocks closing up, two falling and three remained unchanged. Investors exchanged 57,581 shares for US$12,255, in contrast to 29,646 units valued at US$6,434, from the trading of just two securities on Thursday.
At the close, the market index lost 0.62 points to end at 190.39 and the PE ratio of the market closed with an average of 13.1 times 2020 earnings.
At the end of trading, Equityline Mortgage Investments preference share lost half of a cent with 100 units changing hands at $1.95, First Rock Capital gained half a cent in exchanging 850 shares at 8.99 US cents, Margaritaville traded 800 stock units at 18 US cents. Proven Investments exchanged 50,000 shares to end at 23.35 US cents, Sterling Investments added 0.3 of a cent as investors switched ownership of 2,165 units, Sygnus Credit Investments ended at 13 US cents after exchanging 666 units and Trans Jamaican exchanged 3,000 shares and lost 0.01 of a cent to end at 0.093 of a US cent.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Profit soars 103% at Seprod

Seprod expected their entry into sugar production in 2009 was going to be a lucrative endeavour with their business acumen, strong capital base and vision they would succeed where others failed for decades. According to a Gleaner report in 2010, “the company not only acquired some 820 hectares of lands last year to add to its Golden Grove Sugar Company operations but also upgraded its factory. The strategy of an upgraded factory and “economies of scale” is expected to reap increased revenues for the group, according to Group Chairman Paul Scott.” Shortly after they acquired the business, the directors were told they were undertaking a huge gamble and would have been better off if they had left it alone. Ten years later, with billion-dollar losses, Seprod finally stopped the costly experiment.
Having disposed of the sugar manufacturing operation, the company slashed its sugar losses by 89 percent from $139 million for the first quarter in 2019, to just under $15 million for the quarter just ended. The reduction in the sugar operating losses helped the net profit to soar 103 percent to $633 million, up from $312 million from the first quarter of 2019 that includes net loss from discontinued operations of $139 million. So strong are the first-quarter numbers that the profit amounts to 65 percent of the full year’s profit in 2019. Earnings per share came out at 86 cents for the quarter.
First-quarter revenues increased six percent to $9.14 billion over the $8.6 billion for the comparative period last year. Manufacturing segment revenue was up 17 percent to $5.2 billion compared to March 2019, while distribution revenues increased 14 percent to $6.9 billion. Segment profit for the Manufacturing segment grew from $682 million to $1.14 million and that for the distribution segment increased from $156 million to $418 million. Export sales rose 13 percent over last year’s first quarter, accounting for $405 million in revenue or 4 percent of the total revenue.

Some of Seprod’s products.

The net profit increase for the quarter comes on the heels of an 8 percent decline in profit for the year ended 2019, dropping from $1.1 billion in 2018 to $973 million, although revenue increased for the year by 45 percent to $32.7 billion, resulting from acquisition and mergers mostly from businesses within the Musson Group.
For the quarter, direct expenses rose a modest one percent coming in at $6.4 billion and other operating expenses increased two percent to $1.78 billion year over year and finance costs fell three percent, from $287 million at the end of March 2019 to $280 million at the close of 2020 first quarter.
Seprod raked in $1.1 billion in operating profit for the quarter, a 32 percent increase over the $835 million in the corresponding period to March 2019. Operating profit margin rose 20 percent from 10 percent to 12 percent, year-over-year.
The group generated gross Cash inflows of $1 billion and ended with cash and equivalents of $1.1 billion, down from $1.48 billion at the start of the year. There was a sharp reduction in payables but a big increase in receivables since December 2019 and there was a near billion-dollar drop in inventories. Net current assets ended the period at $7.8 billion, after accounting for current liabilities of $6 billion. At the end of March, shareholders’ equity stood at $15.6 billion, but borrowings totaled $13.5 billion. Seprod paid $366 million in dividends compared to $330 million in the previous year’s first quarter.
The company executives note that COVID-19 had a “minor negative impact” on its first-quarter results and it is expected that the full effect of the pandemic on company operations will be realized in subsequent quarters. Notwithstanding, it is important to note that the Seprod group includes several companies that manufacture or distribute what many consumers deem as essential foods and pharmaceutical items, which should also factor into the company’s ability to withstand this economic shock during this period.
IC Insider.com is forecasting $4 per share for 2020, with the stock trading at $51 on the Jamaica Stock Exchange with a PE ratio of 12.8 times 2020 earnings.

JSE Main Market slips on Thursday

Jamaica Stock Exchange’s main market lost altitude in Thursday’s trading as declining stocks edged out advancing ones on a day with moderately less volume trading at a higher value than on Wednesday.
At the close, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index declined 505.76 points to 416,769.58, the JSE Market Index shed 457.79 points to close at 379,953.77 and the JSE Financial Index lost 0.99 points to end at 99.73.
The market closed with 43 securities changing hands in the Main and US dollar markets with prices of 17 stocks advancing, 19 declining and seven securities trading firm. The JSE Main Market activity ended with 41 securities accounting for 11,035,315 units valued $112,835,625, in contrast to 11,610,708 units valued at $178,231,093 from 46 securities on Wednesday.
Trading was more evenly spread among stocks, than for some time and ended, with Wigton Windfarm trading 2.4 million shares for 21.5 percent of total volume. Trans Jamaican Highway followed with 2.05 million units for 18.6 percent of the day’s trade and Sagicor Select Financial Fund, with 2 million units for 18 percent market share.
The Market closed with an average of 269,154 units of $2,752,088 for each security traded, in contrast to 283,188 units valued at an average of $4,347,100 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amount to 348,777 units valued at $2,908,729 for each security changing hands, compared to 354,034 units with an average value of $2,919,802. Trading in April resulted in an average of 1,077,021 units valued at $3,829,201 for each security.
IC bid-offer Indicator At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows eight stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and eight stocks closing with lower offers. The PE ratio of the market ended at 14.4, while the Main Market ended at 14.8 times 2020-21 earnings.
In the Main Market activity, Barita Investments closed 50 cents lower at $50.50, in exchanging 6,647 units, Caribbean Cement shed 49 cents trading 9,810 units and closed at $49.50, Jamaica Producers fell $1.40 to $20.10, with a transfer of 168,477 shares. Jamaica Stock Exchange added $1.07 to end at $22.97, after swapping 66,339 shares, Key Insurance declined to $4.50, with a loss of $1 after exchanging 97,762 shares, Kingston Properties gained 30 cents to finish at $6.30, in transferring 6,000 units. Kingston Wharves climbed $4.25 to $58.25, with 1,327 units changing hands, Mayberry Investments lost 40 cents to close at $5.60 with 30,485 stock units changing hands, Mayberry Jamaican Equities exchanged 27,317 stock units after shedding 60 cents to end at $9.40, and is trading at an 11.5 percent premium to the Net Asset Value as of May 18, of J$8.15. Palace Amusement closed $200 lower to $1,100, in trading 81 units, Proven Investments lost 50 cents to settle at $34.50 in swapping 2,417 units, Salada Foods declined to $26, with a loss of $2 after transferring 9,397 units. Scotia Group closed at $44, after losing $1 and exchanging 5,173 units and Sygnus Credit Investments ended the day 90 cents higher at $16, with 4,069 units changing hands.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market inches higher – Thursday

The Junior Market Index followed up 111 points gain on Wednesday with an additional 5.21 points rise on Thursday to close at 2,526.01, with the prices of 12 securities advancing, nine declining, with ten stocks closing unchanged.  
Trading concluded with 29 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 3,217,184 units valued at $14,221,850 compared to 2,553,437 units valued at $9,523,569 from 30 securities on Wednesday. The market’s PE ratio closed at 9.2 times 2020-21 earnings.
Trading ended with an average of 110,937 units valued at $490,409 for each security traded in contrast to 85,115 units at $317,452 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 152,184 units valued at $421,248 and previously 139,307 units valued at $416,403. In contrast, April closed with an average of 447,863 units valued at $1,028,076 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows five stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close of the market, the recently listed Caribbean Assurance Brokers climbed 11 cents to $2.50 with an exchange of 80,524 units as supply continues to dry up for the stock. Caribbean Cream ended with a loss of 1 cent at $2.54 with 20,000 stock units changing hands, Caribbean Producers finished at $2.41 after sliding 8 cents in the swapping 526,391 units, Derrimon Trading jumped 31 cents in the exchange of 85,106 shares to close at $2.43. Everything Fresh ended 9 cents higher at 80 cents with 26,000 shares changing hands, Express Catering shed 16 cents trading 23,200 stock units at $3.35, Fontana ended market activity 12 cents higher at $5.56 trading 298,168 shares. General Accident jumped 99 cents in the exchange of 1,404,778 units to close at $5.99 after the company posted first-quarter results, with profit rising 146 percent to $76 million as investments and other income grew from just $7 million to $74 million. Honey Bun fell 15 cents to $5 with 34,711 shares crossing the exchange, iCreate added 2 cents and exchanged 70,302 shares to finish at 53 cents, Iron Rock Insurance climbed 54 cents to $3.99 with trading a mere 200 units, Jamaican Teas lost 10 cents in swapping 41,176 units to end at $3.90. Lasco Distributors declined 3 cents to finish at $3 in the trading 95,285 units, Lasco Manufacturing jumped 25 cents and swapped 1,481 shares to settle at $4.30, Limners and Bards finished at $1.90 after gaining 5 cents and exchanging 12,428 shares. Lumber Depot added 1 cent and traded 79,678 units to close at $1.14, MailPac picked up 3 cents to end at $1.91 with 166,821 shares changing hands, Main Event rounded out the day at $4.18 after gaining 10 cents and exchanging 200 shares.  Medical Disposables closed trading of 77,337 units and slipped 7 cents to end at $7.05, Stationery and Office Supplies dropped 25 cents in swapping 68,787 shares to settle at $6.05 and tTech fell 25 cents to $4.50 with 21,000 with units crossing the exchange.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

JSE US$ market trading drops

Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market fell on Thursday with an exchange of only two companies’ shares, leading to depressed volume crossing the market.
Market activity ended with only one stock closing with a change in the price. Investors exchanged 29,646 units at US$6,434, in contrast to 272,913 units valued at US$53,621, from the trading of five securities on Wednesday.
At the close, the market index gained 0.43 points to 191.01 and the PE ratio of the market closed with an average of 12.9 times 2020 earnings.
At the end of trading, Proven Investments traded 25,876 shares to end at 23.35 US cents. Sygnus Credit Investments ended with a rise of 0.1 of a cent to 13 US cents after exchanging 3,770 units.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Another day of gains for TT stocks

The Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange ended with the market indices closing modestly higher at the end of trading on Thursday, with an increase in the number of active securities. 
The T&T Composite Index added 1.32 points to 1,277.12. The All T&T Index gained 2.61 points to 1,714.20, while the Cross Listed Index remained unchanged at 113.56.
The market closed with fourteen securities trading, with three rising, two declining and nine holding firm. Market activity resulted in 209,683 shares valued at $2,262,735.92 changing hands, compared to 233,043 shares for $1,174,988 on Wednesday.
IC bid-offer Indicator The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the bids of five stocks higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
Gainers│ Clico Investments gained 30 cents to close at $25.30, with 11,011 stock units changing hands, Massy Holdings jumped $8 to a 52 weeks’ high of $63, in trading 22,440 shares and Republic Financial Holdings ended 17 cents higher at $132.72 after swapping a mere 100 units.
Losers│ Guardian Holdings shed 25 cents to settle at $18.15, after trading 1,675 units and Trinidad and Tobago NGL closed 8 cents lower at $16, with an exchange of 13,600 stock units.
Firm Trades│ First Citizens ended the day at $44, in trading 1,125 units, L.J Williams B share held firm at $1.48, with an exchange of 7,500 stock units, National Flour transferred 44,584 shares at $1.70. One Caribbean Media traded 3,000 units at $5.50. Point Lisas swapped 281 units at $3.30, Scotiabank ended at $54.65 with a transfer of 300 units, Trinidad Cement held firm at $1.90, after trading 100,000 shares, Unilever Caribbean remained at $16.99, after swapping 1,290 units and West Indian Tobacco exchanged 2,777 units at $31.40.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.