Trinidad stocks look to be firming

Guardian Holdings closed at a 52 weeks’ high of $16.51.

The number of securities trading on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange rose Monday 16 changing hands compared to 12 on Friday. The market continues to move sideways with 6 stocks advancing, 5 declining and 5 holding firm while 2 stocks closed at 52 weeks’ high and one at a low.
Volume trading ended at 1,192,408 shares valued at $3,543,220 in contrast to Friday’s 195,248 units valued at $3,655,973.
The Composite Index gained 0.66 points to 1,251.43, the All T&T Index rose 0.93 points to 1,830.60 and the Cross Listed Index added 0.05 points to 90.16 with year to date gains of 15.34 percent.
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| First Citizens gained 1 cent, closing at $32.50 with an exchange of 1,512 shares, First Caribbean International Bank closed at a 52 weeks’ high of $9.05 with gains of 4 cents while trading 13,848 units, Guardian Holdings ended trading at a 52 weeks’ high of $16.51, climbing 51 cents with 22,631 shares changing hands valued at $373,435. JMMB Group gained 2 cents to close at $1.22 trading 838,419 units valued at $1,019,343, Prestige Holdings added 1 cent to close at $11 with an exchange of 447 shares and Trinidad & Tobago NGL advanced 40 cents to $23.65 with 5,956 shares changing owners.
Losses| Clico Investment lost 1 cent to close at $22.50 with 11,575 units traded, National Commercial Bank closed at $3.97, losing 3 cents with 101,500 units changing hands valued at $403,000, Point Lisas closed 5 cents lower to $3.65 with an exchange 500 shares. Republic Financial Holdings closed at a 52 weeks’ low of $103.25, losing 75 cents trading 249 shares and Scotia Investments was down 1 cent trading 103,650 units to end at $2.19
Firm Trades| Ansa McAL closed at $66.45 trading 2,000 units, Grace Kennedy traded 70,100 shares at $2.63 while Massy Holdings exchanged 2,377 units to end at $53. Sagicor Financial closed at $9.30 with an exchange of 11,479 units and Scotiabank held firm at $58.75 with 6,165 shares changing hands valued at $362,194, but closed with the offer at $58.70 to sell 930 units.

Slippage for Trinidad stocks

Republic Financial Holdings dropped $1.99 to $104 on Friday on the TTSE.

Trading on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange on Friday resulted 12 securities changing hands compared to 18 on Thursday with the indices mostly falling.
Market activity closed with 3 stocks advancing, 7 unchanged and 4 declining in an exchange of 195,248 shares valued at $3,655,973 compared to Thursday’s 371,489 shares valued at $2,456,056.
The Composite Index lost 2.06 points to end at 1,250.77, the All T&T Index declined 4.41 points to 1,829.67 and the Cross Listed Index added 0.04 points to 90.11 with year to date gains of 15.27 percent.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended with 4 stocks with bids higher than last selling prices and 6 with lower offers.
Gains| Clico Investment gained 1 cent to close at $22.51 trading 106,440 shares valued at $2,395,964, Trinidad Cement closed at $4.40, gaining 23 cents with 16,000 units changing hands and Trinidad & Tobago NGL climbed 25 cents to $23.25 with an exchange of 4,961 shares.
Losses| One Caribbean Media lost 4 cents to close at a new 52 weeks’ low of $19.45 with 250 units traded and Republic Financial Holdings closed at a 52 weeks’ low of $104, losing $1.99 trading a mere 100 shares.
Firm Trades| Angostura Holdings closed at $15 trading 20,948 units valued at $314,220, First Citizens remained at $32.49 with trades of 486 shares, First Caribbean International Bank traded 5,257 shares at $9.01, Massy Holdings exchanged 5,844 units at $53 valued at $309,732. National Commercial Bank was unchanged at $4 with 2,000 units changing hands, Sagicor Financial closed at $9.30 with an exchange of 31,795 units and Scotiabank closed at $58.75 with 1,167 shares changing hands.

Big jump in trading value on TTSE – Wednesday

Witco had the largest dollar trade on the TTSE on Wednesday.

Activity on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange saw a $14 million trade in West Indian Tobacco, on Wednesday, swelling the overall value traded well in excess of Tuesday’s level.
Trading closed with 11 securities changing hands, compared to 12 Tuesday. 5 stocks advanced, 5 declined and 1 remained unchanged resulting in an exchange of 723,552 shares valued at $21,761,282. On Tuesday’s 150,265 shares valued at $957,723 traded in contrast.
The Composite Index lost 0.21 points to 1,249.44, the All T&T Index slid 0.69 points to 1,832.21 but the Cross Listed Index gained 0.04 points to 89.40 with year to date gains of 14.37 percent.
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| Guardian Holdings closed at a new 52 weeks’ high of $15.35 with gains of 5 cents trading 100 shares, but the it closed with a bid to buy 41,000 units at $15.89. JMMB Group added 1 cent to close at $1.20 exchanging 251,611 units valued at $301,602, Massy Holdings advanced $1, closing at $53 with 2,000 shares changing hands. Scotiabank closed at $58.75, adding 5 cents with 38,210 units being exchanged at a value of $2,244,636 and West Indian Tobacco closed at $127, a gain of 1 cent with an exchange of 110,000 shares valued at $13,969,997.
Losses| Clico Investment closed at $22.50, losing 6 cents and exchanging 184,833 shares valued at $4,168,335, First Citizens lost 1 cent to close at $32.49 with trades of 816 units, National Enterprises declined 10 cents, closing at $10.90 with an exchange of 52,824 shares valued at $578,143. Republic Financial Holdings closed at a 52 weeks’ low of $105.99 having lost 70 cents with 544 units changing hands and Scotia Investments closed 1 cent lower to $2.19 with 13,039 shares trading.
Firm Trades| National Commercial Bank was unchanged at $4 with 69,575 units changing hands.

More gains for Trinidad stocks

Trading volume on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange on Tuesday remained low even as 12 securities changed hands compared to 9 on Monday.
At the close, 2 stocks advanced, 2 declined and 8 were unchanged, leading to 150,265 shares changing hands at a value of $957,723 compared to Monday’s 41,128 shares valued at $800,553.
The Composite Index gained 0.22 points to 1,249.65, the All T&T Index rose 0.84 points to 1,832.90 and the Cross Listed Index was down 0.05 points to 89.36.
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| Clico Investment closed at $22.56, a gain of 1 cent with an exchange of 6,110 units and Guardian Holdings closed 20 cents higher to a 52 weeks’ high of $15.30 with 3,500 shares changing hands.
Losses| JMMB Group lost 1 cent to close at $1.19 trading 5,500 units and Scotia Investments closed 1 cent lower to $2.20 with 7,755 shares changing owners.
Firm Trades| Angostura Closed at $15 trading 127 shares, Ansa McAL held firm at $66.45 with 70 units traded, First Citizens was unchanged at $32.50 with 23 units traded and Grace Kennedy closed at $2.63 with 773 shares changing hands. National Commercial Bank traded 81,454 units valued at $325,816 and closed at $4, Point Lisas closed at $3.70 with an exchange of 2,840 units, Sagicor Financial held firm at $9.30 trading 42,001 shares and Scotiabank closed at $58.70 with 112 units changing owners.

Trading in Trinidad stocks dips – Monday

Trading activity on Monday was lower for stocks listed on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange. The market closed with 9 securities changing hands in contrast to 15 on Friday leading to 41,128 shares changing hands valued $800,553.
Mondays trades compares with Friday’s 371,231 shares being exchanged valued at $6,085,335. At the close of the market on Monday, 4 stocks advanced, 1 declined and 4 were unchanged.
The Composite Index jumped 10.54 points to 1,249.43 points, the All T&T Index gained 0.84 points to 1,832.06 points, sitting just below the close of 2016 and the Cross Listed Index advanced 2.77 points to 89.41, to be up 14.38 percent for 2017.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended with 6 stocks with bids higher than last selling prices and 6 with lower offers.
Gains| Guardian Holdings closed at a 52 weeks’ high of $15.10, gaining 10 cents with 5,210 shares changing hands, the stock closed with a bid higher than the closing price with 3,126 shares on the bid at $15.21. National Commercial Bank advanced 40 cents to a 52 weeks’ high of $4 with 5,500 units exchanged, Prestige Holdings gained 14 cents trading 100 shares to close at $10.99 and Trinidad & Tobago NGL closed at $22.80 with gains of 5 cents and 4,200 shares changing owners.
Losses| One Caribbean Media closed at a 52 weeks’ low of $19.49, a loss of 1 cent with 250 shares traded.
Firm Trades| First Citizens remained at $32.50 with trades of 16,577 units valued at $538,753, JMMB Group closed at $1.20 with an exchange of 4,096 units, Sagicor Financial held firm at $9.30 with 5,069 shares changing hands and Scotiabank closed at $58.70 trading 126 units.

Advancing stocks edge decliners on TTSE

Guardian Holdings closed at a 52 weeks’ high of $15.

The Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange closed on Friday with 15 securities trading compared to 12 on Thursday.
The market’s activity resulted in 5 stocks advancing, 4 declining and 6 holding firm as 371,231 shares were exchanged at a value of $6,085,335 compared to Thursday’s 675,112 shares valued at $4,134,604.
The Composite Index climbed 1.60 points to 1,238.89 points, the All T&T Index advanced 3.00 points to 1,831.22 points and the Cross Listed Index added 0.02 points to 86.64.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended with 7 stocks with bids higher than last selling prices and 6 with lower offers.
Gains| Angostura Holdings gained 25 cents to close at $15 with 20,394 shares changing hands at a value of $305,910, Clico Investment added 5 cents and closed at $22.55 trading 237,147 units valued at $5,338,262, Guardian Holdings closed at a 52 weeks’ high of $15 with gains of 24 cents, exchanging 3,590 shares. National Enterprises gained 13 cents to close at $11 with 2,855 units exchanged and Trinidad Cement closed trading 1 cent higher to $4.16 with 4,454 shares changing owners.
Losses| Grace Kennedy lost 1 cent to close at $2.63 after trading 30,000 units, One Caribbean Media closed at a 52 weeks’ low of $19.50, losing 40 cents trading 250 shares, Republic Financial Holdings closed at a 52 weeks’ low of $106.69, losing 5 cents with 206 units traded and Scotiabank exchanged 174 units, closing 5 cents lower to $58.70.
Firm Trades| First Citizens closed trading at $32.50 with 50 units changing hands, First Caribbean International closed at $8.85 with trades of 100 shares, JMMB Group closed at $1.20 with an exchange of 1,000 units. Massy Holdings exchanged 758 units to close at $52, Sagicor Financial was unchanged at $9.30 with 3,253 shares changing hands and Scotia Investments held firm at $2.21 trading 67,000 units.

Trinidad Stock Exchange inching higher

Sagicor Financial closed at a 52 weeks’ high of $9.30 on the TTSE on Thursday.

Market activity on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange rebounded with all three indices advancing with 12 securities changing hands compared to 7 on Wednesday with 6 stocks advancing, 4 declining and 2 remaining unchanged.
Trading closed on Thursday after 675,112 shares were exchanged at a value of $4,134,604 compared to only 152,664 shares valued at $2,299,065 traded on Wednesday.
The Composite Index climbed 6.74 points to 1,237.29, the All T&T Index advanced 3.99 points to 1,828.22, still leaving it slightly lower that at the close of 2016 and the Cross Listed Index gained 1.30 points to 88.62 and is up 10.81 percent for 2017.
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| First Citizens advanced 49 cents, closing at $32.50 with an exchange of 195 shares, First Caribbean International closed at a 52 weeks’ of $8.85, gaining 32 cents with 3,414 units changing hands, Guardian Holdings closed at a 52 weeks’ high of $14.76 with gains of 4 cents, trading 34,800 shares valued at $513,383. Massy Holdings gained 60 cents to close at $52 with 15,759 units being exchanged at a value of $819,389, Sagicor Financial closed at a 52 weeks’ high of $9.30, gaining 18 cents trading 193,132 shares at a value of $1,783,021 and Trinidad & Tobago NGL closed trading 10 cents higher to $22.75 with 3,408 shares changing hands.
Losses| Grace Kennedy lost 1 cent to close at $2.64 with 3,690 units exchanged, JMMB Group closed 5 cents lower to $1.20, trading 262,106 shares valued at $315,277, Unilever Caribbean dropped 50 cents to close at $58 with 54 units traded and West Indian Tobacco closed at $126.99, losing 1 cent with an exchange of 35 shares.
Firm Trades| Ansa McAL closed trading at $66.45 with 19 units changing hands and National Commercial Bank remained at $3.60 with an exchange of 158,500 shares valued at $570,869, the stock closed with buying of 20,000 units at $4, the equivalent of J$75, the stock closed in Jamaica at J$64 on Thursday.

Gains topped declines on TTSE

Trading activities fell sharply on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange on Wednesday with just 7 securities trading compared to 10 on Tuesday. Stocks rising continues to dominate with mild movements in the indices at the close of the market.
Trading ended with 4 stocks advancing, 2 declining and 1 holding firm, resulting in 152,664 shares changing hands at a value of $2,299,065 compared to Tuesday’s 197,505 shares valued at $1,350,912.
The Composite Index gained 0.07 points to end at 1,230.55, the All T&T Index declined 1.52 points to 1,824.23 and the Cross Listed Index gained 0.23 points to 85.32, to be up 9.15 percent for the year to date.
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| Guardian Holdings closed at a 52 weeks’ high of $14.72, gaining 11 cents with 22,086 shares changing hands at a value of $325,032, JMMB Group gained 5 cents to close at a 52 weeks high of $1.25 with 45,434 units being exchanged. Scotiabank closed at $58.75 with a gain of 5 cents and 1,750 shares traded and Trinidad & Tobago NGL advanced 10 cents, closing at $22.65 with 775 shares changing hands.
Losses| Clico Investment lost 3 cents to close at $22.50 with 16,946 units exchanged at a value of $1,230,292 and First Citizens closed at $32.01, losing 49 cents with 16,946 shares traded at a value of $542,272.
Firm Trades| Scotia Investments held firm at $2.21 with an exchange of 11,000 shares.

Trinidad stocks post gains on Tuesday

The Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange closed on Tuesday with 10 securities trading compared to 14 on Monday with more stocks rising in price than those declining.
At the close, 4 stocks advanced, 2 declined and 4 were unchanged, resulting in 197,505 shares changing hands at a value of $1,350,912 compared to Monday’s 985,557 shares valued at $2,465,660.
The Composite Index gained 1.18 points to 1,230.48, the All T&T Index advanced 2.59 points to 1,825.75 and the Cross Listed Index lost 0.05 points to 85.08.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended with 9 stocks with bids higher than last selling prices and 10 with lower offers.
Gains| Ansa McAL gained 61 cents to close at $66.45 with an exchange of just 25 units, Guardian Holdings added 6 cents and closed at a 52 weeks’ high of $14.61 with 52,069 shares changing hands at a value of $759,849. Trinidad & Tobago NGL closed at $22.55, gaining 5 cents with 5,056 shares traded and Guardian Media 6% preference share added 3 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $65.04 with a mere 5 units switching owners.
Losses| Sagicor Financial dropped 8 cents, closing at $9.12 with 10,094 units being exchanged and Scotiabank lost 5 cents to close at $58.70 with 274 shares changing hands.
Firm Trades| Grace Kennedy closed at $2.65 trading 107,120 units, Scotia Investments remained at $2.21 with an exchange of 15,525 shares, Trinidad Cement held firm at $4.15 with trades of 7,000 shares and Unilever Caribbean closed at $58.50 with 337 units changing hands.

Guardian Holdings hits new high

Guardian Holdings rose in trading on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange on Monday to hit a new 52 weeks’ high, but it was not the only stock to do so. Market momentum continued from Friday with 14 securities changing hands up from to 12 on Friday.
At the close, 6 stocks advanced, 4 declined and 4 remained unchanged, leading to an exchange of 985,557 shares valued at $2,465,660 compared to Friday’s trades of 522,359 shares valued at $3,824,294.
The Composite Index slipped 0.15 points to 1,229.29, the All T&T Index lost 0.19 points to 1,823.15 and the Cross Listed Index is down 0.01 point to 85.12.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended with 9 stocks with bids higher than last selling prices and 8 with lower offers.
Gains| Clico Investment closed at $22.53, adding 1 cent with 6,480 units changing hands, Guardian Holdings advanced 55 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $14.55 with 11,610 shares traded, Massy Holdings gained 30 cents and closed at $51.40 with an exchange of 1,200 shares. Sagicor Financial added 9 cents, closing at a 52 weeks’ high of $9.20 with trades of 25,124 units, Scotiabank closed 1 cent higher to $58.75 with 60 shares exchanged and Trinidad & Tobago NGL closed at $22.50, gaining 50 cents with trades of 17,716 units valued at $397,981.
Losses| Grace Kennedy was down 2 cents to close at $2.65 with an exchange of 117,880 units valued at $312,282, Prestige Holdings lost 15 cents, closing at $10.85 with 2,031 shares changing hands, infrequent trader, ReadyMix dropped 17 cents to 52 weeks’ low of $10.83, trading 1,200 units and Republic Financial Holdings slid to $106.74, a loss of $1.24 with 548 shares changing ownership.
Firm Trades| JMMB Group traded 786,922 units at $1.20 for a value of $944,814, Trinidad Cement held firm at $4.15 with trades of 6,286 shares and West Indian Tobacco was unchanged at $127 with 500 units changing hands.