First Caribbean to list on NYSE

FirstCaribbean International Bank closed at a 52 weeks’ high on Thursday.

First Caribbean International Bank traded at a new high on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange, after the bank announced that they filed application with the Securities Commission for listing of the shares on the New York Stock Exchange.
The bank with branches sprawled all over the economically troubled Caribbean basin reported improved profit results in the quarter ending January with profit rising by 13.2 percent from US$33.77 million to US$38.24 including minority interest, as loans grew modestly over the one year period, from US$6.14 billion to US$6.34 billion.
Market activity ended with 9 securities changing hands compared to 14 securities on Wednesday, with 4 stocks advancing, 2 declining and 3 remaining unchanged. Trading resulted in 264,376 shares valued at $2,045,015 changing hands, compared to 156,799 shares valued at $1,663,812 on Wednesday.
At close, the Composite Index gained 1.10 points on Thursday to 1,263.93, the All T&T Index gained 0.40 points to 1,698.91, while the Cross Listed Index rose shed 0.25 points to close at 111.83.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, on Thursday, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 6 stocks with bids lower than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
Gains| First Caribbean International Bank rose 15 cents and settled at a 52 weeks’ high $9.50, after exchanging 123,125 shares. National Enterprises closed with a gain of 4 cents and completed trading at $9.79, with a mere 30 units, Scotiabank gained 9 cents and settled at $62.65, after exchanging 262 shares and Trinidad & Tobago NGL finished trading with a gain of 25 cents to $27.75, after exchanging 22,627 shares.
Losses| JMMB Group concluded trading with a loss of 10 cents at $1.75, with 113,925 stock units changing hands and National Flour fell 2 cents and settled at a 52 weeks’ low of $1.68, after exchanging 1,920 shares as profit for 2017, fell from $35 million to $29 million with earnings per share of 24 cents.
Firm Trades| Massy Holdings ended at $47.40, with 619 stock units changing hands, Sagicor Financial completed trading at $7.75, with an exchange of 1,254 units and Trinidad Cement ended at $2.60, with 614 stock units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

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