Five stocks at new 52 weeks’ high

West Indian Tobacco lost 25 cents to close at $40.75, with investors exchanging 16,782 shares, but the market closed with five securities ending at 52 weeks’ highs as year-end momentum starts gathering steam.
At the close, the Composite Index gained 8.62 points to 1,453.53 points. The All T&T Index rose 6.07 points to 1,825.75, while the Cross Listed Index added 1.53 points to close at 146.53. Trading ended with the prices of 7 stocks rising, one declined while four remained unchanged.
Investors traded 197,680 shares amounting to $2,775,811 from an exchange of 12 securities, against 15 on Wednesday, resulting in trading in 304,217 shares at $3,580,067.
IC bid-offer Indicator| The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended at four stocks with bids lower than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
Gains| Clico Investment Fund finished trading with 25,385 stock units and rose 55 cents close at $25, Guardian Holdings climbed $1 to settle at a 52 weeks’ high of $20, with 384 stock units trading, Massy Holdings closed with an increase of 25 cents at a 52 weeks’ high of $60, with 357 stock units changing hands. NCB Financial gained 30 cents and ended at a 52 weeks’ high of $11.30, with 15,200 units crossing the exchange, Republic Financial rose 10 cents to finish at a 52 weeks’ high of $130.10, with investors exchanging 566 shares, Scotiabank added 20 cents and ended at $60, with 1,396 stock units trading and Trinidad & Tobago NGL gained 3 cents in trading of 40,365 shares to close at $21.15
Losses| West Indian Tobacco shares fell 25 cents, completing trading at $40.75, with 16,782 units crossing the exchange.
Firm Trades| Ansa Merchant Bank ended at $35.50, in swapping of just five shares, First Citizens Bank closed at $43, in exchanging of 527 shares, JMMB Group settled at $2.40, with 96,614 stock units changing hands and Unilever Caribbean ended at $23.50, after trading 99 stock units.

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

New 52 weeks’ high for Witco

West Indian Tobacco gained $1 to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $41 with investors exchanging more than 9,000 shares as some selling came out.
At the close of the market, bids to buy the stock was for 430 units at $40.01 and closed with 854 stocks offered for sale at $41.
At the close of the market, the Composite Index was unchanged on Wednesday at 1,444.91 points. The All T&T Index gained 8.12 points to 1,819.68, while the Cross Listed Index shed 1.12 points to close at 145.00 as prices of 5 stocks rose, 1 declined while 9 remained unchanged.
In the overall market, investors traded 304,217 shares amounting to $3,580,067 from an exchange of 15 securities, against 17 on Tuesday, resulting in trading in 153,598 shares amounting to $1,718,205.
IC bid-offer Indicator| The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended at 3 stocks with bids lower than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
Gains| Clico Investment Fund rose 5 cents and settled at $24.45, with 45,160 units, First Citizens Bank closed with a gain of 95 cents and completed trading at record high of $43, with 686 stock units crossing the market, Scotiabank gained 5 cents and completed trading at $59.80, with 800 units. Trinidad & Tobago NGL gained 2 cents and ended trading of 16,319 shares at $21.12 and West Indian Tobacco rose $1 to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $41, with 9,160 changing hands.
Losses| NCB Financial dropped 20 cents and settled at $11, with 48,409 units crossing the exchange.
Firm Trades| Agostini’s traded 29,330 shares at $24, First Caribbean International Bank ended at $8.22, swapping of 12,000 shares, Guardian Media completed trading at $7.80, after exchanging 243 shares. JMMB Group ended at $2.40, after exchanging 17,500 shares, Massy Holdings ended at $59.75, with 615 units crossing the exchange, National Enterprises concluded at $5.55, with 4,642 units. National Flour ended at $1.40, with 100,353 stock units changing hands, One Caribbean Media concluded at $9.75, with 7,800 units crossing the exchange and Trinidad Cement ended at $1.95, with 11,200 units crossing the exchange.

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

Witco setting for a price explosion

Demand for West Indian Tobacco shares continues to build since the price adjusted for the three for one split last week. Bids to buy the stock have been rising and are now at 20,465 units at $40, above the adjusted last sale price of $34.98 but there are no stocks offered for sale.   
In the overall market on Monday, investors traded 65,975 shares amounting to $950,201 from an exchange of 12 securities, against 15 on Friday, when 395,492 shares at $3,053,292.
At the close of the market, the prices of 2 stocks rose, 1 declined while 9 remained unchanged, leading the Composite Index to inch 0.12 points higher to 1,426.58. The All T&T Index rose 1.82 points to 1,783.68, while the Cross Listed Index lost 0.22 points to close at 144.94.
IC bid-offer Indicator| The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended at 7 stocks with bids lower than their last selling prices and none with a lower offer.
Gains| First Citizens Bank gained 10 cents and settled at $42.20, with 2,293 units crossing the exchange and Trinidad & Tobago NGL rose 20 cents and ended trading of 3,225 shares at $21.25.
Losses| Clico Investment Fund closed with a loss of 1 cent at $24.35, with investors exchanging 13,400 shares.
Firm Trades| Grace Kennedy ended at $3.44, trading 18,689 units, JMMB Group ended at $2.40, with 10,200 units crossing the exchange, LJ Williams closed at $1.20, after exchanging 120 shares, National Flour completed trading 10,000 units at $1.36. NCB Financial traded of 1,000 shares at $11.00, One Caribbean Media ended at $9.75, with 2,400 units crossing the exchange. Republic Financial exchanged 1,402 stock units at $130, Scotiabank settled at $59.75, with 1,718 crossing the exchange and Unilever Caribbean settled at $23.50, with 1,528 stock units changing hands.

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

Demand builds for Witco stock

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Demand for West Indian Tobacco shares continues to build with the price adjusted for the 3 for one split bids to buy rising to 19,265 units at $40 well up on the adjusted last sale price of  $34.98, but there are no stocks offered for sale.   
In the overall market on Friday, investors traded 395,492 shares at $3,053,292 from an exchange of 15 securities, against 13 on Thursday, when 183,089 shares traded at $4,447,289.
At the close of the market, the prices of 4 stocks rose, 4 declined while 7 remained unchanged, leading the Composite Index to rise 6.17 points to 1,426.46. The All T&T Index rose 12.19 points to 1,781.86, while the Cross Listed Index added 0.01 points to close at 145.16.
IC bid-offer Indicator| The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended at 4 stocks with bids lower than their last selling prices and none with a lower offer.
Gains| Massy Holdings gained $1.75 completed trading at a 52 weeks’ high of $59.75, with 180 stock units changing hands, National Flour gained 1 cent and finished trading at $1.36 after swapping of 2,000 shares. Republic Financial jumped $4.01 concluded at $130.00, with 1,617 stock units changing hands and Trinidad & Tobago NGL rose 5 cents and ended trading of 15,811 shares at $21.05.
Losses| First Citizens Bank fell 90 cents and settled at $42.10, in swapping 50 shares, Grace Kennedy closed with a loss of 4 cents at $3.44, after exchanging 1,311 shares, JMMB Group shed 6 cents and completed trading of 201,768 shares at $2.40. Sagicor Financial declined 25 cents to end at $10.75, with investors exchanging 150,706 shares.
Firm Traded| Clico Investment Fund concluded at $24.36, with 1,700 units, Ansa Mcal completed trading at $53.99, swapping of 10 shares, Guardian Holdings ended at $18.50, after exchanging 2,256 shares. Guardian Media settled at $7.80, with 4,000 units trading, NCB Financial settled at $11, with 11,816 units changing hands, Scotiabank settled at $59.75, after exchanging 1,267 shares and Unilever Caribbean ended at $23.50, with investors exchanging 1,000 shares.

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

No selling of Witco stock

West Indian Tobacco stock price 2006-2019 pre-split price.

The number of West Indian Tobacco (WITCO) shares that were posted on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange on Thursday to purchase rose to 3,065 units, but the stock has failed to trade even with the bid being at $40 well up on the adjusted last sale price of $34.98.
The market closed with no Witco stocks being offered for sale after the stock started trading ex split on Tuesday.
In the overall market, investors traded 183,089 shares at $4,447,289 from an exchange of 13 securities, against 15 on Wednesday, when 633,013 units were traded for $4,629,584.
At the close of the market, the prices of 6 stocks rose, 2 declined while 5 remained unchanged, leading the Composite Index to rise 3.49 points to 1,420.29. The All T&T Index rose 5.80 points to 1,769.67, while the Cross Listed Index added 0.16 points to end at 145.15.
IC bid-offer Indicator| The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended at 6 stocks with bids lower than their last selling prices and none with a lower offer.
Gains| Clico Investment Fund concluded trading with 400 units and rose 1 cent to close at $24.36, First Caribbean International Bank added 1 cent and completed trading at $8.23, with 10,059 stock units changing hands. First Citizens Bank jumped 95 cents and settled at a 52 weeks’ high of $43, with 9,649 units crossing the exchange. Grace Kennedy rose 4 cents and closed at $3.48, with 7,200 stock units trading, Republic Financial closed with a gain of 19 cents at $125.99, after exchanging 16,212 shares and Trinidad & Tobago NGL rose 25 cents and ended trading of 23,566 shares at $21.
Losses| JMMB Group fell 4 cents and ended at $2.46, after exchanging 9,000 shares and One Caribbean Media lost 15 cents and ended at a 52 weeks’ low of $9.75, with 100 stock units changing hands.
Firm Trades| Guardian Holdings ended at $18.50, with investors exchanging 300 shares, National Enterprises closed at $5.50, trading 1,880 units, Sagicor Financial completed trading at $11, after exchanging 94,111 shares, Scotiabank settled at $59.75, after 1,500 shares crossed the exchange and Unilever Caribbean settled at $23.50, with investors exchanging 9,112 shares.

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

Still no trading in Witco stock

Witco bid price close at $40.

After the three for one stock split of West Indian Tobacco shares took effect on Tuesday, there is no trading in the stock so far, although there is buying interest.
The number of stocks on the bid to buy is up to 1,065 units at $40 compared with the adjusted last traded price of $34.98. There were no stocks on offer posted sell at the close.
Investors exchanged 633,013 shares for $4,629,584 from an exchange of 15 securities against 12 on Tuesday, when 174,546 shares for $2,851,630 traded.
At the close of the market, the prices of 3 stocks rose, 5 declined while 7 remained unchanged, leading the Composite Index to rise 3.43 points on Wednesday to 1,416.80. The All T&T Index rose 0.55 points to 1,763.87, while the Cross Listed Index gained 0.86 points to close at 144.99.
IC bid-offer Indicator| The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended at 5 stocks with bids lower than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
Gains| First Citizens Bank ended trading with 5 cents and completed trading at $42.05, with investors exchanging 150 shares, JMMB Group added 20 cents to close at $2.50, after exchanging 426,753 shares and Republic Financial increased 30 cents and settled at $125.80, with 760 stock units changing hands.
Losses| Ansa Mcal closed with a loss of 1 cent at a 52 weeks’ low of $53.99, with 500 stock units trading, First Caribbean International Bank fell 1 cent and ended at $8.22, after exchanging 840 shares, Guardian Media dropped 45 cents and completed trading at a 52 weeks’ low of $7.80, after exchanging 3,549 shares. Trinidad & Tobago NGL fell 25 cents and ended trading of 64,472 shares at a 52 weeks’ low of $20.75 and Unilever Caribbean shed 25 cents and completed trading at $23.50 after exchanging 900 shares.
Firm Trades| Agostini’s traded 20,630 shares unchanged at $24, Clico Investment Fund settled at $24.35, with 2,680 units, Guardian Holdings closed at $18.50, with investors exchanging 34,752 shares, NCB Financial settled at $11, with 54,890 stock units changing hands, Point Lisas ended at $3.60, after swapping of 360 shares. Prestige Holdings completed trading at $8.40 in exchanging 2,185 shares and Sagicor Financial concluded trading at $11, with 19,592 stock units changing hands.

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

Republic’s Monday’s gains reversed

Republic Bank

The Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange dropped sharply at the close on Tuesday as investors pushed back Republic Holdings down to $125 at the end along with others, including three that hit five years’ lows.
Investors exchanged 174,546 shares for $2,851,630 from an exchange of 12 securities against 15 on Monday, when 473,189 shares for $9,463,769 traded.  The big news of the day is the three for one stock split of West Indian Tobacco stock and the closing bid at $40 compared with the adjusted last traded price of $34.98, suggesting a big boost to the market indices when next it trades.
At the close of the market, the prices of 4 stocks rose, 5 declined while 3 remained unchanged, leading the Composite Index to drop 8.60 points to end at 1,413.37. The All T&T Index dived 19.37 points to 1,763.32, while the Cross Listed Index rose 0.32 points to close at 144.13.
IC bid-offer Indicator| The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended at 5 stocks with bids lower than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
Gains| Clico Investment Fund rose 25 cents and ended at $24.35, after exchanging 30,000 shares, JMMB Group rose 5 cents to close at $2.30, after trading 44,106 stock units. LJ Williams B shares gained 5 cents and ended at five years record high of $1.20, with 5,000 units crossing the exchange and Sagicor Financial gained 25 cents and ended at 52 weeks high of $11, with 12,034 stock units changing hands.
Losses| Ansa Merchant Bank fell 25 cents and settled at $35.50, after exchanging 50 shares, Guardian Holdings closed with a loss of 5 cents at $18.50, after trading 9,690 shares, National Enterprises shed 26 cents and ended at a 5 years’ low of $5.50, with 5,000 stock units crossing the exchange. Republic Financial dropped $4.50 to finish $125.50, with 650 units changing hands and Trinidad Cement ended trading of 4,089 shares and lost 10 cents to close at a five years’ low of  $1.80.
Firm Trades| Massy Holdings completed trading of 7,776 units at $58, Point Lisas closed at $3.60, with 2,640 stock units changing hands and Trinidad & Tobago NGL ended trading 53,511 shares to close at $21.

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

Shocking 1 year wait for stock split

After shareholders approved a three for one stock split of West Indian Tobacco Company shares, the government of Trinidad and Tobago have just recently granted approval for the company to proceed, in a matter that should have been automatic.
The company in its September quarterly report states, “immediately following the shareholders’ approval of the share split in October 2018, applications for all regulatory requirements were made. However, we continue to experience delay in obtaining licenses for the current Foreign Investors/ Shareholders to hold the additional shares in the Company”.
A Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange website posting, on November 15 states West Indian Tobacco board of directors, fixed November 28 as the effective date on which the share split will be effected and the determination of shareholders who are entitled to have each existing share converted into three shares.
The stock split would result in an increase in the number of ordinary shares from 84,240,000 to 252,720,000 with the price of the stock price being adjusted from the closing price of $104.94 on November 25th to $34.98 per share effective Tuesday, 26th November.
There was no trading in the shares on Tuesday but the closing bid was $40 to buy 500 units if the stock trades at this price or higher it would be at a 52 weeks’ high the equivalent of $120 well above the previous high of $112, earlier this year and not far from the record high of $127 set in 2016.

Seven stocks push TTSE higher – Monday

Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange Head Quarters

Trading picked upon Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange on Monday with investors shaking up several stocks leaving two to close at record highs and three at 52 week’s lows.
Investors exchanged 473,189 shares for $9,463,769, from an exchange of 15 securities against 10 on Friday, when only 88,426 shares changed hands for $2,654,241.
At the close of the market, the prices of 7 stocks rose, 5 declined while 3 remained unchanged, leading the Composite Index to gain 7.47 points to close at 1,421.97. The All T&T Index added 5.20 points to end at 1,782.69, while the Cross Listed Index rose 1.33 points to close at 143.81.
IC bid-offer Indicator| The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended at 4 stocks with bids lower than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
Gains| Guardian Holdings added 5 cents and settled at $18.55 with investors exchanging 530 shares, JMMB Group traded 17,541 shares with the price rising 5 cents to close at $2.25. National Enterprises exchanged 133,200 units and rose 16 cents to end at NCB Financial closed at a record high of $11 after gaining 15 cents in trading just 110 units. Sagicor Financial rose 6 cents and closed at a 52 week’s high of $10.75, with investors exchanging 14,213 shares, Scotiabank gained 25 cents and completed trading at $59.75, with 1,474 units and West Indian Tobacco jumped $2.69 and settled at $104.99, with 12,981 stock units changing hands.
Losses| Clico Investment Fund dropped 16 cents and ended at $24.10, with 180,880 units passing through the market, First Caribbean International Bank declined 2 cents to settle at $8.23, after exchanging 100 shares, National Flour ended trading 1,456 stock units for 5 cents less to close at a 52 week’s low of $1.35. One Caribbean Media fell 6 cents and closed at a 52 weeks’ low of $9.90, with 2,001 units crossing the exchange and Trinidad & Tobago NGL lost 50 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $21 with a transfer of 99,298 shares.
Firm Trades| Angostura Holdings completed trading at $16.20, with investors exchanging 200 shares, First Citizens Bank swapped ownership of 470 units at $42 and Massy Holdings ended at $58, with 8,735 stock units trading.

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

Main TTSE indices rise on Friday

Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange Head Quarters

Trading fell sharply on Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange on Friday, just 88,426  shares changing hands for $2,654,241, from an exchange of 10 securities against 11 on Thursday, when 497,052 shares changed hands for $5,397,435.  
At the close of the market, the prices of 3 stocks rose, 3 declined while 4 remained unchanged, leading the Composite Index to rise 5.35 points to end at 1,414.50. The All T&T Index rose 13.07 points to 1,777.49, while the Cross Listed Index slipped 0.34 points to close at 142.48.
IC bid-offer Indicator| The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended at 7 stocks with bids lower than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
Gains| First Citizens Bank rose 6 cents and ended at $42, with 1,036 stock units trading, Republic Financial concluded trading with a gain of $4.39 to close at 52 weeks’ high of $130, with 16,000 stock units trading and Scotiabank rose 15 cents and ended at $59.50, after exchanging 228 shares.
Losses| Calypso Micro Index Fund lost 15 cents in trading 400 shares to close at $15.75, National Enterprises fell 16 cents to close at $5.60, after exchanging 17,026 shares and Trinidad & Tobago NGL fell 50 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $21.50 with an exchange of 5,020 shares.
Firm Trades|
Clico Investment Fund settled at $24.26, swapping of 4,236 shares, Guardian Holdings closed at $18.50, with 2,213 stock units changing hands, Sagicor Financial ended at $10.69, in swapping 1,000 shares and West Indian Tobacco completed trading at $102.30, after exchanging 500 shares

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