Stocks dive again on JSE – Wednesday

The sharp fall in prices on the Jamaica Stock Exchange main market continued on Wednesday closed with 19 declining just 8 rising and 7 holding firm and making big dents into the market indices.
At the close, the All Jamaica Composite Index diving 5,114.14 points to 409,805.35 and the JSE Index declined by 4,659.56 points to close at 373,379.06.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ending with bids higher than the last selling prices and 1 closing with a lower offer.
A total of 34 securities traded including 2 in the US dollar market, compared to 32 trading on Tuesday.
Trading ended with 3,255,602 units valued at $64,853,916 changing hands, compared with 3,865,461 units valued at $98,334,906 on Tuesday.
Trading closed with JMMB Group leading with 842,614 units and 25.9 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Carreras with 569,061 units and 17.5 percent of volume traded and Ciboney trading 500,000 units or 15.4 percent of the day’s volume.
Trading resulted in an average of 101,738 units valued at over $2,026,685, in contrast to 128,849 shares valued at $3,277,830 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 357,984 shares, valued $6,357,141 and previously, 382,244 shares, valued $6,804,156. September closed, with an average of 1,022,243 shares valued $15,752,876, for each security traded.
In the main market activity, Grace Kennedy rose 69 cents and ended trading 6,606 shares at $59.30, Jamaica Producers dropped 50 cents to close of $29.50 with 50,226 units changing hands, JMMB Group dropped $3.50 and ended at $31.50, with 842,614 shares trading. Kingston Wharves fell 43 cents in exchanging 11,112 stock units, to close at $82.07, NCB Financial Group lost 60 cents and ended at $128.40, trading 73,778 shares, Pulse Investments shed 30 cents to $2.50 trading 1,000 shares, Sagicor Group dropped $4.47 to $42.03, trading 100,416 shares, Sagicor Real Estate Fund lost 50 cents to close at $14, trading 14,745 shares, Salada Foods lost 55 cents and ended trading at $24.95, with 7,800 stock units, Scotia Group dropped $2.99 trading 46,233 units to close at $56.01, Seprod lost $4.40 and finished trading at $35.60, with 15,764 shares changing hands, Stanley Motta lost 45 cents in closing at $4.55 trading 67,400 shares, Sterling Investments gained 80 cents and closed at $23.30, with 250 shares and Supreme Ventures fell $2.48 to end at $17.51, with 89,967 shares changing hands.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 32,239 units valued at US$4,310 changing hands as Proven Investments ended trading 7,639 to close at 21 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments US dollar ordinary share traded 24,600 units to end at 11 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index closed unchanged at 167.78.

Junior Market drops again on Wednesday

The Junior Market Index dropped 40.27 points to close at 3,346.27 in trading on Wednesday with 28 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 2,186,515 units valued at $8,022,205, compared to 2,166,309 units valued at $10,544,793 on Tuesday from 29 securities that traded.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 7 securities advanced, 11 declined and 10 remained unchanged.
Trading ended with an average of 78,090 units for an average of $286,507 in contrast to 74,700 units for an average of $363,614 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 76,725 units valued at $351,970 and 76,601 for an average of $357,960 previously. September, ended with an average of 484,335 at $2,628,299 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading had 5 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices, while 4 closed with lower offers.
At the close of trading, Access Financial closed with a loss of 60 cents at $45.50, trading 200 shares, AMG Packaging fell 5 cents to end at $1.90, with 181,500 stock units changing hands, Blue Power concluded trading at $6.50, with 2,500 units, CAC2000 finished at $20, with 1,700 shares traded, Cargo Handlers settled with a loss of 5 cents at $13.45, with 1,320 shares changing hands Caribbean Cream ended trading at $6.75, with 20,000 shares, Caribbean Producers finished trading 19 cents higher at $6.89, with 126 units, Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 20 cents at $2.80, exchanging 100,659 shares, Elite Diagnostic finished with a loss of 10 cents at $3.40, with 18,495 stock units changing hands. Eppley settled at $9, trading 489 units, Everything Fresh traded 153,000 shares to close at $1.90, Express Catering ended trading 9 cents higher at $8.50, exchanging 57,736 shares, FosRich Group traded 7,954 shares with a loss of 27 cents at $3.33, General Accident finished trading of 26,850 shares at $3.70. GWest Corporation closed 10 cents higher at $1.90, with 43,253 stock units being exchanged, Indies Pharma ended with 283,523 shares changing hands at $3. Iron Rock concluded trading of 2,000 shares and rose 10 cents to $4.50, Jamaican Teas dropped 58 cents to $3.80, with 84,000 shares changing hands, Jetcon Corporation ended trading of 276,043 stock units with a loss of 40 cents at $3.50. Knutsford Express closed with a loss of 50 cents at $11.50, with 14,400 shares trading, Lasco Distributors ended at $4.10, with 242,367 shares changing hands, Lasco Financial concluded trading 282,547 stock units with a loss of 12 cents at $5.35, Lasco Manufacturing finished with a loss of 3 cents at $3.72, in exchanging 35,767 units. Main Event settled 10 cents higher at $6.05, with 68,659 shares changing hands, Medical Disposables ended trading 99 cents higher at $7.49, with 300 shares, SSL Venture Capital traded 268,584 shares at $2, Stationery and Office finished trading 12,043 stock units after rising 38 cents higher to end at a record closing high at $9.98 and tTech ended at $5, with 500 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

7 stocks rose on TTSE on Wednesday

Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange Head Quarters

Stocks mostly rose in trading on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange on Wednesday, with the prices of 7 securities rising, 2 declining and 4 remained unchanged.
The market ended trading of 505,143 shares at a value of $9,376,075 compared to 530,843 shares at a value of $24,133,808 changing hands on Tuesday and ended with 13 securities changing hands, against a same number trading on Tuesday.
Trading closed, with the Composite Index rising 1.68 points to 1,240.53, the All T&T Index adding 1.48 points to 1,704.67, while the Cross Listed Index rose 0.26 points to close at 104.46.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading closed with 4 stocks ending with higher bids than the last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
Stocks closing with gains| Clico Investments rose 49 cents and ended at $20, with 307,017 stock units changing hands, Guardian Holdings closed with a gain of 1 cent and completed trading 124,882 units at $16.90, National Flour gained 5 cents and ended trading 15,000 units at $1.70, NCB Financial Group finished trading with 5 cents and settled at $6.15, after exchanging 25,980 shares, Prestige Holdings closed with an increase of 2 cents and completed trading at $7.54, with 410 units, Trinidad & Tobago NGL added 10 cents and settled at $29.40, after exchanging 16,700 shares and West Indian Tobacco closed with a rise of 1 cent and completed trading of 971 units at $90.

Stocks closing with losses|Massy Holdings traded with a loss of 8 cents and closed at $46.92, after exchanging 3,153 shares and Scotiabank fell 4 cents and completed trading of 2,175 units at $64.85.
Stocks trading with no price change|JMMB Group ended at $1.70, after exchanging 2,248 shares, Republic Financial Holdings concluded trading at $106, after exchanging 611 shares, Sagicor Financial ended at $7.69, with 5,350 stock units changing hands and Unilever Caribbean ended at $25.50, trading 646 stock units.
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Sharp price changes hit JSE – Tuesday

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The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market closed with a number of stocks having large price changes and the market indices pulling back from the record close on Friday.
At the end of trading, the All Jamaica Composite Index dived 3,531.21 points to 414,919.49 and the JSE Index declined by 3,217.33 points to close at 378,038.62.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 4 stocks ending with bids higher than the last selling prices and 4 closing with lower offers.
A total of 32 securities traded including 2 in the US dollar market, compared to 30 trading on Friday with the prices of 10 securities rising, 17 declining and 5 holding firm.
Sagicor Group traded at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $46.50, Mayberry Equities  traded at an intraday high of $20 and ended at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $12.51 and Carreras traded at a 52 weeks’ intraday low of $8.80.
Trading ended with 3,865,461 units valued at $98,334,906 changing hands, compared with 17,261,656 units valued at $203,142,878 on Friday.
Trading closed with Carreras with 896,721 units and 23.2 percent of the day’s volume, dominating trading, followed by Jamaica Stock Exchange with 454,951 units and 11.77 percent of volume traded and Grace Kennedy trading 449,788 units or 11.64 percent of the day’s volume.
Trading resulted in an average of 128,849 units valued $3,277,830, in contrast to 595,230 units valued $7,004,927 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 382,244 shares, valued $6,804,156 and previously, 406,926 shares, valued $7,181,976. September closed, with an average of 1,022,243 shares valued $15,752,876, for each security traded.
In the main market activity, Berger Paints shed 50 cents and closed at $22, trading 4,395 shares, Grace Kennedy rose 49 cents and ended trading 449,788 shares at $59.50, Jamaica Broilers lost 41 cents in trading 21,347 stock units, to close at $32.01, Jamaica Producers dropped $3 to close of $30 with 338,585 units changing hands, Kingston Wharves gained 50 cents in exchanging 6,921 stock units, to close at $82.50, Mayberry Investments lost 49 cents to close at $11.01 after trading 32,524 shares, NCB Financial Group lost 99 cents and ended at $129, trading 166,004 shares, PanJam Investment closed $1.50 lower at $64, with 77,368 stock units trading, Portland JSX traded 38,580 shares but fell 40 cents to close at $8.10, Pulse Investments gained 40 cents to $2.80 trading 261,000 shares, Sagicor Group jumped $4.02 to $46.50, trading 10,276 shares, Sagicor Real Estate Fund lost 40 cents to close at $14.50, trading 154,592 shares, Scotia Group rose $1 trading 4,055 units to close at $59, Seprod after dropping sharply by $12.50 on Friday, suffered another huge dive for the second day by $10.50 and finished trading at $39, with 2,000 shares changing hands after the announcement of the sale of 92 million shares at $23.99 each. Sterling Investments lost 50 cents to close at $22.50 while trading 27,270 shares, Supreme Ventures jumped $2.48 to end at $19.99, with 56,045 shares changing hands and Wisynco Group lost 30 cents to end at $10, trading 243,477 shares.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 403,750 units valued at US$44,588 changing hands as Proven Investments ended trading just 1,750 to close at 21 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments US dollar ordinary share traded 402,000 units and rose 0.05 cent to end at 11 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index lost 0.90 points to 167.78.

Junior Market drops on Tuesday

Trading on the Junior Market closed with an exchange of 29 securities, compared to 26 on Friday , ending with 5 securities rising 14 declining, while 10 remained unchanged, leading to the market index declining 26.32 points to close at 3,386.54.
Market activities, resulted in an exchange of 2,166,309 units valued at $10,544,793, compared to 1,506,696 units valued at $5,686,695 on Friday.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading had 3 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices, while 2 closed with lower offers.
Trading closed with an average of 74,700 units for an average of $363,614 in contrast to 57,950 units for an average of $218,719 on Friday. Trading for the month to date averages 76,601 for an average of $357,960 compared to averages of 76,799 for an average of $357,368 previously. September, ended with an average of 484,335 at $2,628,299 for each security traded.
At the close of trading, AMG Packaging ended at $1.95, trading 13,884 stock units, Blue Power concluded trading of 43,000 units, ending 50 cents higher at $6.50, CAC2000 finished trading 562 shares with a rise of 75 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $20, Cargo Handlers lost 15 cents to settle at $13.50, with 2,000 shares changing hands. Caribbean Cream fell 93 cents and ended trading 36,206 shares at $6.75, Caribbean Producers lost 30 cents in closing trading at $6.70, with 6,951 units, Derrimon Trading ended $3 trading 134,178 shares, Elite Diagnostic traded 47,045 stock units at $3.50, Eppley closed with a loss of $1 at $9, with 1,750 units changing hands, Everything Fresh traded 157,312 shares and fell 10 cents to close at $1.90, Express Catering fell just 1 cent and ended trading with 30,921 shares at $8.41, FosRich Group lost 40 cents in trading 15,689 shares to close at $3.60, General Accident declined by 30 cents and finished trading 120,380 shares at $3.70, GWest Corporation closed with 23,782 stock units changing hands at $1.80, Honey Bun rose 5 cents and ended at $4, in exchanging 30,915 units, Indies Pharma shed 35 cents and ended with 558,055 shares changing hands, to close at $3. Iron Rock concluded trading of 1,500 shares after declining 10 cents at $4.40, ISP Finance finished trading of 61,459 shares at $20, Jamaican Teas shed 1 cent to close at $4.38, with 10,600 shares changing hands. Jetcon Corporation lost 2 cents and ended trading 165,963 stock units at $3.90, Knutsford Express closed at $12 while exchanging 5,795 shares, Lasco Distributors ended at $4.10, in trading 52,046 shares, Lasco Financial rose 2 cents in concluding trading of 100,287 stock units to close at $5.47, Lasco Manufacturing finished at $3.75, with 2,880 units changing hands, Main Event settled with a loss of 29 cents at $5.95, with 20,000 shares trading,Medical Disposables ended trading at $6.50, with 482,684 shares, Paramount Tradingclosed with the trading of 10,000 shares at $2.75, Stationery and Office rose 10 cents and finished trading of 15,215 stock units at a record closing high of $9.60 and tTech shed 45 cents in trading 15,250 shares at $5.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

More bucks hit TTSE market – Tuesday

Trading on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange resulted in more than twice the amount of funds involved in the market on Tuesday, than the amount on Monday but with slightly less volume.
The market ended trading of 530,843 shares at a value of $24,133,808 compared to 674,102 shares at a value of $11,376,325 changing hands on Monday and ended with 13 securities changing hands, against 20 trading on Monday with the price of 3 rising, 3 declining and 7 remaining unchanged.
Trading closed, with the Composite Index rising 9.15 points to 1,238.85, the All T&T Index adding 0.04 points to 1,703.19, while the Cross Listed Index rose 2.53 points to close at 104.20.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading closed with 5 stocks ending with higher bids than the last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
Stocks closing with gains| Clico Investments rose 1 cent and settled at $19.51, with 11,063 stock units changing hands, NCB Financial Group added 36 cents and ended at $6.10, after exchanging 5,130 shares and Trinidad & Tobago NGL increased 2 cents and ended at $29.30, trading 38,204 shares.
Stocks closing with losses|Angostura Holdings share fell 1 cent and settled at $15.75, with 178,717 stock units valued at $.8 million changing hands, Republic Financial Holdings shed 1 cent and completed trading at $106, after exchanging 70,412 shares valued $7,463,830 and West Indian Tobacco lost 1 cent and concluded trading of 22 shares at $89.99.
Stocks trading with no price change| Ansa Merchant ended at $38.25, after exchanging 55,722 shares with a value of $2.15 million, Calypso Macro Index Fund traded 2,835 shares to close at $15.81, First Citizens ended at $32.65, after exchanging 625 shares, Massy Holdings completed trading at $47, after exchanging 2,720 units, National Enterprises settled at $8.97, with 2,500 stock units changing hands, One Caribbean Media completed trading at $12, after exchanging 8,132 shares and Scotiabank concluded trading at $64.89, with 154,761 units valued $10,042,335.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Barita could spike higher this week

Barita last traded on the JSE as high as $20 on Friday.

The main market of the stock exchange ended the week at another record close with a number of individual stocks hitting new highs but this coming week could well be more challenging, investors have to bear in mind that the supplies for several stocks are very limited and could result in big price movements as happened last week.
Technical chart shows NCB Financial heading to $155 but it traded at new high of $134 during the past week which is not very far from the target of potential resistance. Whether it goes higher during the coming days is anyone’s guess but it is worth watching. Caribbean Cream moved up to $7.90 from $6.16 at the end of the previous week. The company posted better profit results in the August quarter but with less gains than in the first, as administrative cost rose to negate some of the top line growth. Those results may be unlikely to move the stock forward in the short term.
The Junior Market continues to inch forward as it appears that investors are waiting on results. They got Caribbean Cream and Paramount Trading at the end of week, but no major upward price movement is expected.

Caribbean Cream sales & profit slowed in Q2.

The indicators point to continued increased interest in the main market stocks with a number of them are high on the list to watch for this week with less indications that Junior Market stocks will move upwards in droves anytime soon. Stocks of interest this week are Grace Kennedy, Barita Investments with limited supply and technical indicators pointing to a price of $22.50 initially before going on to $27.50. Berger Paints, Jamaica Producers has very little stock offered for sale and that could result in a sharp spike in price at any time, Mayberry Jamaican Equities (MJE), Mayberry Investments that will benefit from increased profit of MJE, NCB Financial, Wisynco Group that has gone back above the $10 price level, CAC2000 that is very scarce, Main Event and Stationery and Office Supplies that seem to have exhausted selling at $09.50 with $10 being the possible next level. A number of these have limited supplies for sale.
With the average PE of the market now at a comfortable 16 times 2018 earnings, stocks valued less than the market average could see increased interest as investors look for bargains.
Grace Kennedy seems ready to break out of the $60 range as there is no big supply on offer now and during the past

Caribbean Cement price is stuck in the mud for now.

week, it traded as high as $75. Caribbean Cement keeps trading between $46 and $50, but there appears no real desire to move the price forward, this one could be negatively affected by foreign exchange losses in the September quarter. Kingston Wharves has always had limited supply, so it could move higher going forward, even the valuation is rich. Supply of JMMB Group has dried up and that could create the environment for the price to continue to move higher, it is also one of the lower valued stock in the main market. Investors need to bear in mind that the price is currently at a resistance level at $37, so it may move sideways with an upward bias for a while, unless strong buying pushes over this level.
An overall view of stocks indicates that the main market continues to be steered higher by an upward sloping support line as well the 45 and 125 day moving averages, lending support just below. The Junior Market is being guided by an upward rising long-term support line and a golden cross. The golden cross is a very strong bullish long-term signal, but market needs fuel of rising profits.

Witco jumps $1 in TTSE trading – Monday

3 for 1 stock split coming for Witco

West Indian Tobacco climbed $1 in exchanging just 32 shares, to end at $90 in trading on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange on Monday as investors await the result of the 3 for 1 stock split vote on October 30.
The market enjoyed heightened levels of participating securities trading on Monday with 20 securities changing hands including two with just 3 units each, against 19 trading on Friday.
Trading closed with the price of 5 rising, 4 declining and 11 remaining unchanged, leading to the Composite Index rising 0.32 points to 1,229.70, the All T&T Index adding 0.75 points to 1,703.15, while the Cross Listed Index shed 0.02 points to close at 101.67.
The market ended trading of 674,102 shares at a value of $11,376,325 compared to 184,966 shares at a value of $3,912,783 changing hands on Friday.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading closed with 7 stocks ending with higher bids than the last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
Stocks closing with gains| First Caribbean International Bank gained 1 cent and concluded trading 1,000 units at $8.50, Guardian Holdings rose 14 cents to $16.89, with 59,854 units trading, National Enterprises finished trading after an increase by 1 cent and settled at $8.97, with 60,000 stock units changing hands and Scotiabank ended trading with an increase of 4 cents at $64.89, with 159 units changing hands.
Stocks closing with losses| First Citizens shares fell 5 cents and ended at $32.65, after exchanging 16,783 shares, Sagicor Financial share fell 1 cent and settled at $7.69, trading 453 stock units, Trinidad & Tobago NGL shed 3 cents and ended at $29.28, after exchanging 13,184 shares and Trinidad Cement lost 1 cent and completed trading at $2.74, after exchanging just 3 shares.
Stocks trading with no price change| Ansa Mcal concluded trading of 140,003 units at $56.99, Ansa Merchant ended at $38.25, after exchanging a mere 3 shares, Calypso Macro Index Fund traded 871 shares to close at $15.81, Clico Investments settled at $19.50, with 18,426 stock units changing hands, JMMB Group completed trading at $1.70, after exchanging 4,580 shares, Massy Holdings completed trading at $47, after exchanging 2,355 shares, National Flour concluded trading at $1.65, with 7,687 units, One Caribbean Media completed trading at $12, after exchanging 4,105 shares, Prestige Holdings concluded market activity at $7.52, with 2,958 units, Republic Financial Holdings completed trading at $106.01, after exchanging 3,058 shares and Unilever Caribbean settled at $25.50, with 244 stock units changing hands.

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

Record high for JSE – Friday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market captured another record high, in trading on Friday, with the All Jamaica Composite Index hitting 419,855.25 with just 40 minutes before midday.
The market pulled back by the close to end at a record close to be up by 32 percent for the year. At the end of trading, the All Jamaica Composite Index advanced by 1,454.53 points to record closing high of 418,450.70 and the JSE Index gained 1,325.24 points to record close of 381,255.95.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 9 stocks ending with bids higher than the last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.
A total of 30 securities traded including 1 in the US dollar market, compared to 32 trading on Thursday with the prices of 11 securities rising, 16 declining and 3 holding firm.
Barita Investments ended at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $20, Mayberry Investments closed at an all-time high of $11.50, and Jamaica Producers ended at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $33 and Sagicor Group traded at a 52 weeks’ intraday high of $43.01.
Trading ended with 17,261,656 units valued at $203,142,878 changing hands, compared with 5,137,117 units valued at $72,997,097 on Thursday.
Trading closed with Wisynco Group with 8,160,974 units and 47.3 percent of the day’s volume, dominating trading, followed by JMMB Group 7.5% preference share with 6 million units and 34.75 percent of volume traded and Scotia Group trading 960,106 units or 5.6 percent of the day’s volume.
Trading resulted in an average of 595,230 units valued at $7,004,927, in contrast to 197,581 shares valued at $2,807,581 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 406,926 shares, valued $7,181,976 and previously, 387,353 shares, valued $7,202,432. September closed, with an average of 1,022,243 shares valued $15,752,876, for each security traded.
In the main market activity, Barita Investments gained 50 cents and closed at a 52 weeks’ high of $20, trading with 10,951 shares, Grace Kennedy lost $1.48 and ended trading at $59.50, exchanging 93,322 shares. Jamaica Broilers jumped $3.87 in trading 44,646 stock units to close at $32.42, Jamaica Producers finished $3 higher to a record close of $33 with 9,964 units changing hands, JMMB Group gained $1.01 and ended at $35.01, trading 21,829 shares, Kingston Wharves fell 50 cents in exchanging 10,448 stock units, to close at $82, PanJam Investment closed 70 cents higher to $65.50, with 40,350 stock units trading, Sagicor Real Estate Fund rose 40 cents to $14.90, trading 11,223 shares, Salada Foods fell $1 to $25.50 in trading 550 shares, Scotia Group lost $1.10 trading 960,106 units to close at $58, Seprod dropped sharply by $12.50 and finished trading at $49.50, with 2,000 shares changing hands, Supreme Ventures dived $3.39 to end at $17.51, with 69,706 shares changing hands and Wisynco Group advanced 45 cents to end at $10.30, trading 8,160,974 shares.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 4,897 units valued at US$1,046, changing hands as Proven Investments was the sole stock trading and fell 1 cent to close at 21 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index lost 2.53 points to 168.68.

Republic jumped $2.25 in TTSE trading – Friday

Republic Bank traded at a 52 weeks’ high.

Republic Financial Holdings recorded the biggest price movement in trading on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange on Friday, in jumping $2.25 in exchanging 9,667 shares, to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $106.01.
For the second trading day, the market enjoyed heightened levels of participating securities trading on Friday with 19 securities changing hands against 18 trading on Thursday.
Trading closed with the price of 6 rising, 5 declining and 8 remaining unchanged, leading to the Composite Index rising 8.20 points on Friday to 1,229.38, the All T&T Index adding 7.51 points to 1,702.40, while the Cross Listed Index rose 1.22 points to close at 101.69.
The market ended trading of 184,966 shares at a value of $3,912,783, compared to 674,102 shares at a value of $4,897,703 changing hands on Thursday.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading closed with 4 stocks ending with higher bids than the last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
Stocks closing with gains | First Caribbean International Bank finished trading 300 units and rose 9 cents to $8.49, Grace Kennedy closed with an increase of 29 cents to $2.99, with 30 stock units changing hands, Guardian Holdings ended trading of 562 units after gaining 3 cents to settle at $16.75, National Flour finished trading 2,979 units and rose by 5 cents to $1.65, and Trinidad & Tobago NGL concluded trading with a rise of 6 cents to $29.31, after exchanging 1,700 shares.
Stocks closing with losses| Clico Investments closed with a loss of 1 cent and at $19.50, with 41,149 stock units changing hands, Prestige Holdings closed with a loss of 4 cents and settled at a 52 weeks low of $7.52, trading 30,234 units, Sagicor Financial shed 6 cents and completed trading at $7.70, with 63,499 stock units changing hands, Scotiabank lost 5 cents and settled at $64.85, with 191 units trading and Unilever Caribbean ended trading 75 cents lower to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $25.50, with 910 stock units changing hands.
Stocks trading with no price change| Angostura Holdings completed trading at $15.76, with 11,122 stock units changing hands, Calypso Macro Index Fund traded 4,974 shares to close at $15.81, First Citizens closed at $32.70, after exchanging 1,870 shares, JMMB Group ended at $1.70, after trading 3,136 shares, Massy Holdings ended at $47, in exchanging 406 shares, National Enterprises completed trading at $8.96, with 150 stock units changing hands, Trinidad Cement ended at $2.75, after trading 1,787 shares and West Indian Tobacco settled at $89, with 10,300 units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.