First Citizens hits record high

First Citizens Bank shot to an all-time high of $51.50 on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange on Friday and is now selling at a comfortable PE of 15.6 times 2020 earnings and heading to a target of 20.
First Citzens’ stock closed with the bid at $51.50 to buy 3,430 shares but ended trading with no offers on the board at the close.
Elsewhere, trading closed similar to Thursday, with 15 securities changing hands, with six gaining, two declining and the prices of seven remaining unchanged.
The T&T Composite Index rose 7.29 points to close at 1,505.21. The All T&T Index jumped just 16.48 points to 1,919.00, while the Cross Listed Index lost 0.28 points to close at 147.84.
Trading resulted in an exchange of 360,033 shares valued at $5,688,242 compared to 1,570,234 shares valued at $28,925,168 on Thursday.
IC bid-offer Indicator| The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the bids of seven stocks higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
Gains| First Citizens Bank jumped $2.50 and settled at a record high of $51.50, as investors continue to drive the stock higher after exchanging 3,310 shares, Republic Financial added just 1 cent and closed at a 52 weeks’ high of $142.01, after exchanging 6,246 shares. Trinidad & Tobago NGL traded 36,818 shares and gained 7 cents to close at $20.47, Trinidad Cement exchanged 3,227 shares and rose 5 cents to close at $1.90. LJ Williams B share rose 5 cents and ended at $1.60, with investors swapped just 83 shares and West Indian Tobacco rose $2 and settled at $40, with 3,461 units changing hands.
Losses| Clico Investment lost 1 cent to close at $28.47, with 13,482 units crossing the exchange and First Caribbean International Bank lost 5 cents in trading 3,240 shares to close at $7.85.
Firm Trades| Guardian Holdings had 65,692 units crossing the exchange to end at $22. JMMB Group ended at $2.70, with investors exchanging 82,832 stock units, Massy closed trading with 3,219 shares at $62. National Enterprises closed with 5,449 units changing hands at $5.50, National Flour traded 6,717 units changing hands at $1.49. NCB Financial exchanged 126,242 shares at $11.25 and Scotiabank ended trading with 15 units at $61.40.

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

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