TCL at $5.50 as investors spurn Cemex

Trinidad Cement closed at a 52 weeks’ high on Friday.

Trinidad Cement share price hit a new high of $5.50 by rising 40 cents to a 52 weeks’ closing high of $5.50 with 88,796 transactions valued at $483,135 on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange on Friday.
At the close there was a bid to buy 1,924,850 units at $5.50, with only 122,886 units on offer at $5.60. The closing prices are the clearest message that investors are not impressed with the final offer price of $5.07 by Cemex. The closing price on Friday is still lower than the $5.60 to $6.18, Ernst and Young placed on the stock.
The market traded a mere 7 securities in contrast to 12 on Thursday leading to 5 stocks advancing, 2 holding firm and none declining. There were 182,914 units exchanged at a value of $736,886 compared to 382,443 shares valued at $3,889,464 on Thursday.
Trading ended with all three indices climbing to their highest, since the start of 2017. The Composite Index advanced 2.87 points to 1,219.86 points, the All T&T Index rose 2.40 points to 1,837.94 points and the Cross Listed Index gained 0.45 points to 80.49 points.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended with 8 stocks with bids higher than last selling prices and 9 with lower offers.
Gains| Clico Investment added 1 cent to close at $22.51 with an exchange of 1,000 shares, JMMB Group closed trading at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $1.10, gaining 4 cents with 50,000 transactions being executed, the closing price equates to J$21 well above the J$15.31 it sold for in Jamaica on Friday. Sagicor Financial advanced 5 cents, closing at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $8.15 with 300 units changing hands, Trinidad & Tobago NGL was up 2 cents to $20.52 with 1,000 shares traded.
Firm Trades| National Flour Mills was unchanged at $2.40 with 40,879 shares changing hands and Scotiabank held firm at $58.75 with 939 units changing ownership.

6 TTSE stocks fell 4 gained

Market activity on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange on Thursday resulted in 12 securities changing hands compared to 7 on Wednesday leading to 4 stocks advancing, 6 declining and 2 holding firm.
The Composite Index gained 0.68 points to 1,216.99 points, the All T&T Index declined 0.37 points to 1,835.54 points and the Cross Listed Index advanced 0.24 points to 80.04 points.
At the close, 382,443 units valued at $3,889,464 were exchanged compared to 453,962 shares valued at $7,222,917 on Wednesday.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended with 10 stocks with bids higher than last selling prices and 6 with lower offers.
Gains| JMMB Group closed trading at a 52 weeks’ high of $1.06 adding 6 cents with 61,265 transactions being executed, National Commercial Bank added 4 cents to close at 52 weeks’ high of $3.16 with 5,350 shares changing hands. Scotiabank gained 5 cents in closing at $58.75 with only 189 units exchanged and Trinidad & Tobago NGL advanced 7 cents to $20.50 with 8,877 shares traded.
Losses| Ansa McAL lost 3 cents to close at $65.96 with 100 units changing owners, Clico Investment closed at $22.50 with an exchange of 114,259 shares valued at $2,571,913, First Citizens Bank lost 3 cents to close at $34.93 with 1,406 shares. Grace Kennedy lost 5 cents, ending at $2.60 as 21,500 shares changed hands, Republic Financial Holdings was down 1 cent to $108.38 with 453 shares traded and Trinidad Cement declined 5 cents to $5.10 with 168,768 shares valued at $868,138.
Firm Trades| Massy Holdings closed at $51.48 with 245 shares changing hands and West Indian Tobacco was unchanged at $127 with 31 units switching owners.

Declining stocks hold upper hand on TTSE

Trading levels on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange on Wednesday resulted in all three indices rising emanating from only 7 securities changing hands compared to 11 on Tuesday.
A total of 453,962 units valued at $7,222,917 were exchanged compared to 305,919 shares valued at $1,570,666 on Tuesday. The market closed with 2 stocks advancing, 4 declining and 1 unchanged
The Composite Index advanced 0.51 points to 1,216.31 points, the All T & T Index lost 0.64 points to 1,835.91 points and the Cross Listed Index gained 0.23 points to 79.80 points.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended with 8 stocks with bids higher than last selling prices and 7 with lower offers.
Gains| JMMB Group gained 5 cents, closing trading at a new 52 weeks’ high of $1 with 4,918 shares being exchanged and Trinidad & Tobago NGL closed at $20.43, advancing 13 cents with 30,203 units valued at $617,040 changing hands.
Losses| Ansa McAL closed at $65.99, a loss of 26 cents with 50,000 units traded, valued at $3,299,500, Massy Holdings was down 2 cents to $51.48 with an exchange of 3,000 units, Republic Financial Holdings lost 4 cents to close at $108.39 with 2,000 shares changing hands and West Indian Tobacco fell 3 cents, in closing at $127 with 8,613 units changing hands, with a value of $1,094,072.
Firm Trades| Trinidad Cement closed trading at $5.15 with an exchange of 355,228 shares valued at $1,836,167.

More losses than gains on TTSE

Activity on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange on Tuesday closed with 11 securities changing hands compared to 13 on Monday with 2 stocks advancing, 4 declining and 5 remaining unchanged.
Trading resulted in an exchange of 305,919 units valued at $1,570,666 compared to 287,730 shares valued at $3,325,149 on Monday.
The Composite Index gained 0.09 points to 1,215.80 points, the All T & T Index was down 0.42 points to 1,836.55 points, the Cross Listed Index was up 0.08 points to 79.57 points.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended with 8 stocks with bids higher than last selling prices and 7 with lower offers.
Gains| JMMB Group gained 3 cents to close trading at a 52 weeks’ high of 95 cents with an exchange of 135,700 shares and West Indian Tobacco added 1 cent, closing at $127.03 with only 500 units changing hands.
< Strong> Losses| Grace Kennedy, with 40,210 shares traded, lost 2 cents to close at $2.65, Guardian Holdings was down 1 cent to $13 with transactions of 23,372 units being executed, valued at $304,255. Scotiabank closed at $58.70 and ending with a loss of 5 cents as 957 shares changed hands and Trinidad & Tobago NGL declined 15 cents to $20.30, traded 27,365 units valued at $555,565.
Firm Trades| Clico Investment closed at $22.60 with 2,350 shares changing hands, First Citizens, with an exchange of just 40 units, closed at $34.97, Prestige Holdings traded 731 shares in closing at $11. Scotia Investments was unchanged at $2.10 with trades of 30,000 units and Trinidad Cement closed at $5.15 with 44,694 shares switching owners.

TTSE gains beat declines 2 to 1 – Monday

TCL closed at $5.10 on Friday.

Trinidad Cement pushed past Cemex bid price of $5.07 to $5.15 on the Trinidad Stock Exchange on Monday. The market closed with 13 securities changing hands as 4 advanced, 2 declined and 7 were unchanged.
Trading resulted in an exchange of 287,730 units valued at $3,325,149 compared to 166,719 shares valued at $2,032,545 on Friday.
The Composite Index gained 0.16 points to 1,215.71, the All T&T Index lost 0.69 points to 1,836.97 and the Cross Listed Index rose 0.14 points to 79.49.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended with 6 stocks with bids higher than last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
Gains| Clico Investments added 1 cent to close at $22.60 with of 8,000 shares changing hands, Guardian Holdings closed at $13.01, adding 1 cent with an exchange of 212,389 shares valued at $2,761,059. National Commercial Bank closed at a 52 weeks’ high of $3.12 with a gain of 2 cents and 10,000 units changing owners and Trinidad Cement climbed 5 cents to a 52 weeks’ high of $5.15 with 4,000 units traded.
Losses| Massy Holdings lost 49 cents to close at $51.50 with 355 shares being exchanged and Trinidad & Tobago NGL closed at $20.45, down 5 cents with 2,595 shares changing owners.
Firm Trades| Grace Kennedy closed at $2.67 with 5,700 units changing hands, Republic Financial Holdings, with an exchange of 63 shares, closed at $108.43. Sagicor Financial held firm at $8.10 with 20,952 units being traded, Scotia Investments was unchanged at $2.10 with trades of 18,051 units, Scotiabank exchanged a mere 25 units to close at $58.75, L.J. Williams exchanged 5,400 shares, closing at 66 cents and West Indian Tobacco closed at $127.02 with 200 shares changing hands.

Trinidad Cement above Cemex price

TCL closed at $5.10 on Friday.

Trinidad Cement closed trading on the Trinidad Stock exchange on Friday with a bid of $5.10 to buy 27,050 units but no stocks were being offered for sale. The bid is in line with the last price the stock traded at and is 3 cents above the Cemex revised offer to get majority ownership of the company.
Market activity ended with trading in 6 securities, 1 stock advanced, 1 declined and 4 remained unchanged as 166,719 units changed hands, valued at $2,032,545 compared to 328,077 shares valued at $2,705,386 on Thursday.
The Composite Index gained 0.27 points to 1,215.55 points, the All T & T Index rose 0.55 points to 1,837.66 points. The Cross Listed Index gained 0.07 points to 79.35 points.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended with 6 stocks with bids higher than last selling prices and 7 with lower offers.
Gains| Guardian Holdings climbed 10 cents to $13 with 141,279 shares changing hands, valued at $1,836,627.
Losses| Clico Investments was down 1 cent to close at $22.59 with 435 shares being exchanged.
Firm Trades| First Citizens held firm at $34.97 with 2,056 units changing hands, Sagicor Financial closed at $8.10 with an exchange of 2,000 shares. Scotia Investments was unchanged at $2.10 with trades of 2,949 units and Trinidad Cement closed at $5.10 with 18,000 shares changing ownership.

Cemex offer rejected by market so far

TCL closed at 52 weeks’ high of $5.10 on Thursday.

Trinidad Cement stock closed at $5.10 on the Trinidad market, with 85,800 units changing hands valued at $436,690. The price shot past the Cemex revised offer price of $5.07 by adding 5 cents in trading on Thursday in closing at a 52 weeks’ high. Importantly the stock has a bid of $5.10 to buy 39,475 shares and closed without an offer being posted a sure sign of higher prices ahead.
Activity climbed sharply from the lows levels experienced for 2017 to date as 15 securities traded, compared to 7 on Wednesday. A total of 6 stocks advanced, 1 fell and 8 remained unchanged as 328,077 units changed hands, valued at $2,705,386 compared to a mere 28,747 shares valued at $573,758 on Wednesday.
The Composite Index gained 0.33 points to 1,215.28 points, the All T & T Index rose 0.15 points to 1,837.11 points. The Cross Listed Index gained 0.07 points to 79.35 points.
IC bid-offer Indicator |The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended with 5 stocks with bids higher than last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
Gains| Guardian Holdings advanced 10 cents to $12.90 with an exchange of 35,031 shares valued at $451,900, National Enterprises added 1 cent to close at $10.69 with 2,045 shares changing owners, Sagicor Financial gained 8 cents, closing at a 52 weeks’ high of $8.10 with 3,000 units being traded. Trinidad & Tobago NGL closed at $20.50, up 1 cent with 20,000 shares changing hands valued at $409,878 and West Indian Tobacco, swapped 5,580 units valued at $708,757, closed trading with a rise of 2 cents at $127.02.
Losses| Calypso Macro lost 1 cent to close at a 52 weeks low of $21.88 with 1,000 shares being exchanged.
Firm Trades| Angostura Holdings closed at $14.70, with 12,025 units changing owners, Clico Investments held firm at $22.60 with 581 shares being exchanged, First Citizens closed trading at $34.97 with 55 units changing hands, National Commercial Bank was unchanged at $3.10 with an exchange of 50,000 shares. National Flour closed at $2.40 with only 10 units being traded, Prestige Holdings ended trading at $11 with 164 shares changing hands, Scotia Investments held firm at $2.10 with trades of 112,000 units and Scotiabank closed at $58.75 with 786 shares changing ownership.

Low activity hits TTSE on Wednesday

Sagicor Financial closed at a 52 weeks’ high on Wednesday on the TTSE.

Trading on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange mostly lost grounds at the close on Wednesday. Trading levels fell way below previous days with just 7 securities changing hands compared to 13 on Tuesday.
Only 1 stock advanced, 2 declined and 4 held firm with 28,747 units being traded, valued at $573,758 compared to Monday’s 270,371 shares valued at $2,062,449. At the close of trading, the Composite Index dropped 0.14 points to 1,214.95 points, the All T & T Index fell 0.34 points to 1,836.96 points and the Cross Listed Index gained 0.01 point to 79.28 points.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended with 7 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
Gains| Sagicor Financial added 1 cent to close at a 52 weeks high of $8.02 with 12,555 shares changing hands.
Losses| Guardian Holdings closed at $12.80, down 20 cents with 7,000 units changing owners and Republic Financial Holdings lost 1 cent to close at $108.43 with 3,076 shares being exchanged, valued at $333,531.
Firm Trades| First Citizens closed trading at $34.97 with 421 units changing hands, JMMB Group held firm at 92 cents with an exchange of 4,973 shares, Massy Holdings, with 472 shares trading, closed at $51.99 and Trinidad & Tobago NGL closed at $20.49 with 250 shares changing ownership.

Trinidad Cement investors saying no deal

TCL closed at $5.05 on Tuesday but bid and offer suggest no deal.

Trinidad Cement share price soared on the Trinidad market on Tuesday following an announcement by Sierra Trading that the offer to acquire majority shares is increased to TT$5.07 from TT$4.50. The stock advanced 38 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $5.05 with 6,000 shares changing hands.
The market seems to be sending a message about the offered price with 94,000 units on the bid at $5.05 with the lowest offer at $5.22 with only 1,000 units, suggesting the price could shoot past the offered price of $5.07.
Trading ended with 2 stocks closing at 52 weeks’ high as 13 securities changed hands compared to 14 on Monday. 3 stocks advanced, 4 declined and 6 were unchanged with 270,371 units valued at $2,062,449 compared to Monday’s 225,197 shares valued at $4,965,442.
Market activity resulted in the Composite Index advanced 2.21 points to 1,215.09, the All T & T Index rose 3.77 points to 1,837.30. The Cross Listed Index gained 0.08 points to 79.27.
IC bid-offer Indicator |The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended with 5 stocks with bids higher than last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
Gains| Republic Financial Holdings closed at $108.44, a 1 cent gain with 1,030 units trading, Sagicor Financial added 10 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $8.01 with an exchange of 1,288 shares in addition to the gains in Trinidad Cement.
Losses| First Citizens Bank closed at $34.97, for a loss of 1 cent with 509 shares changing owners, Massy Holdings was down 1 cent, closing trading at $51.99 with 472units traded. Scotiabank lost 2 cents to $58.75 with 2,519 shares changing ownership and Trinidad & Tobago NGL closed at $20.49, falling 1 cent with 108 units trading.
Firm Trades| Clico Investments closed trading at $22.60 with 44,075 units changing hands, valued at $996,049, Grace Kennedy traded 518 shares and closed at $2.67, Guardian Holdings exchanged 8,873 units, closing at $13. JMMB Group was unchanged at 92 cents with an exchange of 18,072 shares, National Commercial Bank, with 173,407 shares traded, valued at $537,562, closed at $3.10 and Point Lisas closed at $3.75 with 13,500 shares changing ownership.

More securities actively traded Monday

Market activity on the Trinidad & Tobago stock market on Monday ended with 14 securities changing hands compared to 11 on Friday. The market closed as 3 stocks advanced, 4 declined and 7 were unchanged with 225,197 units being traded at a value of $4,965,442 compared to Friday’s 222,518 shares valued at $4,418,139.
The Composite Index advanced 1.13 points to 1,212.88 points, the All T&T Index lost of 0.56 points to close at 1,833.53 points and the Cross Listed Index gained 0.39 points to 79.19 points.
IC bid-offer Indicator |The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended with 4 stocks with bids higher than last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
Gains| National Commercial Bank exchanged 8,087 shares advancing 5 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $3.10, Scotia Investments rose 5 cents, with 11,041 units trading, and closed at a 52 weeks’ high of $2.10 and Trinidad Cement added 22 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $4.67 while exchanging of 121,560 shares, valued at $551,785.
< Strong> Losses| Angostura Holdings closed at $14.70, falling 5 cents with 2,221 shares changing owners, Ansa McAL lost 25 cents, closing trading at $66.25 with only 150 units traded,. Scotiabank was down 3 cents to $58.77 with 26,839 shares changing ownership, valued at $1,577,378 and Unilever Caribbean closed at $59.80, with a loss of 3 cents and a mere 40 units trading.
Firm Trades| Clico Investments closed trading at $22.60 with 7,025 units being exchanged, First Caribbean International traded 25,716 shares and closed at $8.50, Guardian Media traded 408 units, to close at $19, JMMB Group was unchanged at 92 cents with an exchange of 3,300 shares. National Enterprises with 200 shares traded, closed at $10.68, Trinidad & Tobago NGL ended the day at $20.50 with an exchange of 100 units and West Indian Tobacco with 18,510 shares valued at $2,350,770 changing ownership, closed at $127.