Stocks mostly rise on TTSE – Friday

Scotiabank closed at a 52 weeks’ high on Friday.

The Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange ended trading on Friday with less securities trading than on Thursday but with prices ending mostly higher as 12 securities traded against 15 on Thursday leading to 7 advancing, 1 declining and 4 remaining unchanged.
The stocks that gained were mostly in the Market activity resulted in 220,145 shares at a value of $3,003,375 compared to 1,076,127 shares valued at $20,874,283 changing hands, on Thursday.
At close of the market the, Composite Index the Composite Index rose 2.65 points on Friday to 1,237.64, the All T&T Index gained 3.04 points to 1,725.32, while the Cross Listed Index inched higher by 0.31 points to close at 100.81.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows the market continuing to be weak as it closed with 1 stock ending with a higher bid than the last selling price and 6 with lower offers.
Gains| Guardian Holdings concluded trading by rising 50 cents and settling at $16.50, after exchanging 83,904 shares, NCB Financial Group added 25 cents and concluded trading at $5.50, after exchanging 51,783 shares, Republic Financial Holdings increased 16 cents and ended at $102.66, with 2,500 stock units changing hands, Sagicor Financial rose 4 cents and completed trading at $7.90, with 55,672 units, Scotiabank gained 1 cent and settled at a 52 weeks’ high of $64.01, after exchanging 2,086 shares, Trinidad & Tobago NGL gained 5 cents and completed trading at $29.05, with 601 units and Unilever Caribbean finished trading with a rise of 25 cents to $32.50, after exchanging 75 shares.
Losses| Prestige Holdings concluded trading with a loss of 14 cents and settled at $10.01, after exchanging 1,453 shares.
Firm Traded| Clico Investments completed trading at $20.20, with 18,407 units, First Caribbean International Bank settled at $8.89, after exchanging 499 shares, First Citizens concluded at $35, after exchanging 3,000 shares and National Enterprises completed trading at $9.65, with 165 units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Big gains on Thursday push TTSE

Demand rises for Republic Financial Holdings

Strong gains in Guardian Holdings, Republic Financial Holdings and NCB Financial helped to push the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange market indices up on Thursday as trading level rose sharply.
The movement in Guardian and NCB shares followed a report that the NCB and disgruntled minority shareholders of Guardian were to meet to have discussions in an attempt to resolve concerns about the pricing of the offer. Republic gains follows strong March quarter results and pent up demand for the stock.
The market ended trading in 15 securities against 16 on Tuesday, with 7 advancing, 3 declining and 6 remaining unchanged. Market activity resulted in 1,076,127 shares valued at $20,874,283 compared to 335,799 shares at a value of $3,449,592 changing hands, on Wednesday.
At close of the market the, Composite Index the Composite Index jumped 8.29 points on Thursday to 1,234.99, the All T&T Index rose 5.67 points to 1,722.28, while the Cross Listed Index gained 1.50 points to close at 100.50.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows the market continuing to be weak as it closed with 2 stocks ending with higher bids than the last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
Gains| Grace Kennedy closed with a gain of 5 cents and settled at $3.05, with 301,234 units traded, Guardian Holdings gained 70 cents and concluded trading t $16, after exchanging 372,650 shares, Guardian Media finished trading with a gain of 1 cent and ended at $65.06, after exchanging just 6 shares, JMMB Group finished trading after an increase by 1 cent and completed trading at $1.73, with 149,834 stock units changing hands, NCB Financial Group rose 20 cents and ended at $5.25, after exchanging 49,276 shares, Republic Financial Holdings finished 79 cents higher and completed trading at $102.50, with 1,209 stock units changing hands and Trinidad Cement rose 24 cents to $2.99, after exchanging 90 shares.
Losses| Ansa Mcal shed 23 cents and settled at 52 weeks’ low of $59, with 143 units, National Flour lost 5 cents, ending at $1.75, after exchanging 400 shares and Unilever Caribbean dropped $1.75 and ended at $32.25, after trading 1,810 shares.
Firm Traded| Ansa Merchant concluded market activity at $40, after exchanging 500 shares, Clico Investments settled at $20.20, with 3,678 units, First Caribbean International Bank ended trading at $8.89, after exchanging 1,250 shares, Point Lisas settled at $3.81, with 1,283 units, Trinidad & Tobago NGL closed at $29, with 65,343 units and West Indian Tobacco completed trading at $88.50, with 127,421 stock units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place and are in TTSE dollars.

JSE main market attempts recovery – Thursday

Trading on the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Thursday with JSE All Jamaican Composite Index jumped 1,822.14 points to 328,590.89 and the JSE Index climbed 1,660.18 points to 299,383.43.
Volume traded on the Jamaica Stock Exchange fell sharply from Wednesday’s level, ending with 3,157,522 units valued at $24,916,371 compared to 7,688,997 units valued at $220,155,817 changing hands on the main market on Wednesday.
The lower volume was built from Ciboney Group with 1,660,000 units accounting for 52.57 percent, followed by JMMB Group 7.25% preference share with 345,000 units or 10.93 percent of the day’s volume.
At the end of market activities, 24 securities traded, compared to 23 on Wednesday, in the main and US dollar markets. Only 13 stocks rose, 6 declined and 5 traded firm.
Stocks with major price changes are, Caribbean Cement losing $2 to $35.50, Grace Kennedy rising $1.45 to $49.65, JMMB Group rising $1.50 to $28, Kingston Wharves climbed $1.90 to $48.40, Sagicor Real Estate Fund gained $1 to end at $15 and Supreme Ventures climbed $2.30 to an all-time high of $15.
Trading resulted in an average of 137,284 units valued at an average of $1,083,320 for each security traded. In contrast to 366,143 units for an average of $10,483,610 on Thursday. The average for the month to date is 292,000 shares with a value of $13,757,854, previously 303,017 shares with a value of $14,739,384. In contrast, April closed with an average of 708,206 shares with a value of $6,395,518 for each security traded.
In the US dollar market, Productivity Business ended trading at 59 US cents with 5,000 shares. The JSE USD Equities Index advanced by 0.13 points to close at 173.30.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.
For more details of market activities see – JSE main market volume down prices up – Thursday.

Junior Market in sharp jump – Thursday

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The Junior Market Index almost erased the sharp fall on Wednesday by rising 39.95 points on Thursday to close at 2,951.81 trading on 17 securities down from 21 on Wednesday.
The market closed with an exchange of 3,527,982 units valued at $15,057,338 compared to 4,267,590 units valued at $17,190,562 on Wednesday.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 11 securities advanced, 3 declined and 3 remained unchanged and Stationery and Office closed at a new high of $9.02 after trading at an intraday high of $10.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 4 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
Market activity ended with an average of 207,528 units for an average of $885,726 in contrast to 203,219 units for an average of $818,598 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 127,177 units with an average value of $576,852 and previously 122,282 units with an average value of $558,032. April closed with an average of 121,622 units at $506,803, for each security traded.
At the close of the market, with 36,784 units, Cargo Handlers settled with a loss of 8 cents at $9.76, in exchanging 4,154 shares, Caribbean Producers finished trading 26 cents higher at $5.55, with 6,500 units, Consolidated Bakeries closed with a loss of 1 cent at $1.89, after trading 10,000 shares, Derrimon Trading concluded trading 3 cents higher at $9.53, with 5,000 shares, Dolphin Cove rose 50 cents to $15, with 4,683 stock units. Elite Diagnostic settled with a loss of 5 cents at $3.20, with 36,784 units, Express Catering jumped 42 cents to $6.05, with 4,350 shares trading, FosRich Group rose 4 cents to end at $2.39, with 31,010 shares, GWest Corporation closed trading at $2.30, with 13,000 units. Honey Bun concluded trading 1 cent higher at $4.70, with 30,356 shares, Jetcon Corporation traded at $4.20, with 40,233 units, KLE Group closed at $2.80, with 1,500 shares, Lasco Distributors concluded trading after rising 39 cents to $4.44, with 308,020 stock units. Lasco Financial finished 24 cents higher at $5.64, with 24,040 units, Lasco Manufacturing settled 15 cents higher at $4.20, with 2,944,659 shares, Main Event gained 3 cents in closing at $6.98, with 5,143 shares and Stationery and Office closed 2 cents higher at $9.02, with 58,550 units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

JSE main market volume jumps – Wednesday

Volume traded on the Jamaica Stock Exchange picked from the very low levels on Tuesday, and ended with 7,688,997 units valued at $220,155,817 changing hands, compared to only 1,229,027 units valued at $11,204,886 trading on the main market on Tuesday.
The increased volume was built from high volumes in JMMB Group that ended with 1,999,978 units amounting to 26.01 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Kingston Wharves with 1,801,850 units accounting for 23.43 percent of volume traded, PanJam Investment with 1,094,320 units or 14.23 percent of the volume. Supreme Ventures traded 1,012,460 units and the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended with 1,033,290 shares changing hands.
At the end of market activities, 22 securities traded, compared to 28 on Tuesday, in the main and US dollar markets. Only 8 stocks rose, 11 declined and 10 traded firm. At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 2,542.85 points to 326,768.75 and the JSE Index dived 2,316.83 points to 297,723.25.
Stocks with major price changes are, Jamaica Broilers rose $1.10 to $21.70, Proven Investments trading in the main market jumped $1.99 to a new high of $28.50 but countering these gains were, a fall of $2.49 in the price of Kingston Wharves to $46.50, a drop of $1.64 for PanJam Investment to $45.36 and Scotia Group falling $3.39 to $50.10.
Trading resulted in an average of 366,143 units valued at an average of $10,483,610 for each security traded. In contrast to 51,209 units for an average of $466,870 on Tuesday. The average for the month to date is 303,017 shares with a value of $14,739,384, previously 298,627 shares with a value of $18,119,875. In contrast, April closed with an average of 708,206 shares with a value of $6,395,518 for each security traded.
In the US dollar market, Proven Investments traded 5,332 shares at 22 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index advanced by 3.69 points to close at 173.17.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 6 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.
For more details of market activities see – JSE main market make big gains – Wednesday.

Junior Market drops sharply – Wednesday

SOS listed in August 2017 and has gained 350% when it closed at a all-time high of $9 on Wednesday.

The Junior Market Index dropped sharply by 41.26 points to close at 2,911.86 in trading on 21 securities changing hands the same number as on Tuesday.
The market closed with an exchange of 4,267,590 units valued at $17,190,562, compared to 1,429,313 units valued at $7,069,102 on Tuesday.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 6 securities advanced, 8 declined and 7 remained unchanged.
Market activity ended with Stationery and Office closing at a new high of $9 with a mere 100 shares trading, but there are only two offers on the board, 8,900 units at $9 and a mere 300 units at $27. At the same time, there are 9 bids between $7 and $8 to buy 340,000 units. With this development, a classic case is being set up for a stock split to create more liquidity for trading.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 4 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 7 with lower offers.
Market activity ended with an average of 203,219 units for an average of $818,598 in contrast to 68,063 units for an average of $336,624 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 122,282 units with an average value of $558,032 and previously 115,694 units with an average value of $536,823. April closed with an average of 121,622 units at $506,803, for each security traded.
At the close of the market, Access Financial closed with a loss of $1 at $49, trading 220 shares, Blue Power concluded trading at $30, with 680 units, Caribbean Cream ended trading at $4.80, with 6,700 shares, Consolidated Bakeries closed at $1.90, with 1,200 shares, Elite Diagnostic settled at $3.25, with 39,249 units. Express Catering traded 2 cents higher at $5.63, with 61,595 shares, FosRich Group finished trading 4 cents higher at $2.35, with 5,000 shares, General Accident closed with a loss of 3 cents at $3.47, with 51,100 stock units, Honey Bun concluded trading with a loss of 1 cent at $4.69, after exchanging 4,700 shares. Iron Rock finished at $2.95, with 28,284 shares, Jamaican Teas ended trading 5 cents higher at $4.55, with 4,400 stock units, Key Insurance finished trading with a loss of 40 cents at $3.60, with 5,000 shares, KLE Group closed 30 cents higher at $2.80, with 2,000 shares. Knutsford Express ended at $12, with 5,700 shares, Lasco Distributors concluded trading with a loss of 30 cents at $4.05, with 33,920 stock units, Lasco Financial finished with a loss of 4 cents at $5.40, with 19,583 units, Lasco Manufacturing settled with a loss of 4 cents at $4.05, with 3,882,379 shares. Medical Disposables traded at $5, with 47,000 shares, Paramount Trading finished trading with a loss of 1 cent at $3, with 46,980 stock units, Stationery and Office closed $1.45 higher at $9, with 100 units and tTech concluded trading 11 cents higher at $5.98, with 21,800 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Big JSE main market losses- Wednesday

Stocks declined sharply in trading on the main market on Wednesday, with the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index dropping 2,542.85 points to 326,768.75 and the JSE Index diving 2,316.83 points to 297,723.25.
The main market closed with 7,688,997 units valued at $220,155,817 trading from 22 securities changing hands, resulting from 5 securities trading more than 1 million units each and in 8 rising, 11 falling and 3 trading firm.
In market activity, Barita Investments lost 50 cents and closed at $12.50, with 2,500 shares trading, Berger Paints rose 4 cents to end at $20.50, with 4,608 stock units, Carreras rose 14 cents and concluded trading at $10.54, with 59,203 units, Grace Kennedy ended trading at $48.20, after rising 15 cents with 15,911 shares, Jamaica Broilers jumped $1.10 to $21.70, trading a mere 634 stock units. Jamaica Producers lost 38 cents in finishing trading at $16.60, with 17,774 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange closed at $7, with 1,033,290 shares, JMMB Group fell 50 cents to $26.50, with 1,999,978 shares changing hands, Kingston Wharves dropped $2.49 to $46.50, with 1,801,850 stock units. Mayberry Investments settled at $6.17, with 6,890 units traded after falling 8 cents, NCB Financial Group lost just 1 cent and ended trading at $94.98, with 41,620 shares, PanJam Investment dropped $1.64 and closed at $45.36, with 1,094,320 stock units, Proven Investments traded in the main market with a rise of $1.99 to $28.50 while trading just 100 shares, Pulse Investments fell 21 cents and concluded trading at $1.60, with 5,414 units. Radio Jamaica lost 1 cents and finished trading at $1.19, with 30,000 shares, Sagicor Group settled at $38.50, after rising 31 cents with 22,610 shares, Sagicor Real Estate Fund gained 20 cents and finished at $14, with 1,535 units. Scotia Group dived $3.39 to $50.10, with 70,981 units, Supreme Ventures rose 20 cents and concluded trading at $12.70, with 1,012,460 shares, Victoria Mutual Investments ended at $4.18, with 262,618 shares and Wisynco Group concluded trading at $9.55, after falling 16 cents with 204,701 stock units.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place. For more details of market activities, see “JSE main market volume jumps – Wednesday.”

One stock pulled down TTSE – Wednesday

Trading on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange ended on Wednesday with trading in 16 securities against 15 on Tuesday, with 3 advancing, 1 declining and 12 remaining unchanged.
The market ended with 335,799 shares at a value of $3,449,592 compared to 331,441 shares valued at $1,920,957 changing hands on Tuesday. Sagicor Financial dominated trading with 249,178 units hat accounted for 74 percent of the day’s volume.
At close of the market the, Composite Index the Composite Index fell 5.15 points on Wednesday to 1,226.70, the All T&T Index fell 1.60 points to 1,716.61, while the Cross Listed Index fell 1.20 points to close at 99.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows the market continuing to be weak as it closed with 2 stocks ending with higher bids than the last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
Gains| Guardian Holdings closed with a increase of 5 cents and settled at $15.30, after exchanging 13,626 shares, JMMB Group ended trading with 2 cents and ended at $1.72, with 3,444 stock units changing hands and Sagicor Financial finished 6 cents higher and completed trading at $7.86, with 249,178 units.
Losses| Ansa Mcal traded a mere 8 units with a loss of 56 cents to cloae at a 52 weeks’ low of $59.23.
Firm Traded| Angostura Holdings ended at $15.75, with 25 stock units changing hands, Clico Investments completed trading at $20.20, with 53,275 units, First Caribbean International Bank settled at $8.89, after exchanging 300 shares, First Citizens ended at $35, after exchanging 809 shares, LJ Williams B Share closed at 70 cents, after exchanging 3,304 shares, National Enterprises completed trading at $9.65, with 5,000 units, National Flour settled at $1.80, after exchanging 800 shares, NCB Financial Group concluded trading at $5.05, after exchanging 1,170 shares, Point Lisas completed trading at $3.81, with 100 units, Trinidad & Tobago NGL ended trading at $29, with 3,475 units, Trinidad Cement settled at $2.75, after exchanging 1,200 shares and West Indian Tobacco closed at $88.50, with 85 stock units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Junior Market in strong gains – Tuesday

Stationery and Office Supplies traded at a new high on Tuesday.

The Junior Market Index jumped sharply by 37.33 points to close at 2,953.12 in trading on 21 securities changing hands compared to 23 on Monday.
At the close of the market there was the exchange of 1,429,313 units valued at $7,069,102 compared to 9,045,733 units valued at $53,607,772 changing hands on Monday.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 10 securities advanced, 5 declined and 6 remained unchanged leading.
Market activity ended with Stationery and Office closing at a new high of $7.55 after trading at an intraday high of $8 as investors continue to respond positively to the release of strong gains in first quarter profit.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
Market activity ended with an average of 68,063 units for an average of $336,624 in contrast to 393,293 units for an average of $2,330,773 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 115,694 units with an average value of $536,823 and previously 119,914 units with an average value of $554,562. April closed with an average of 121,622 units at $506,803, for each security traded.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended at $2, with 6,851 stock units, Blue Power concluded trading at $30, with 1,320 units, Cargo Handlers settled 9 cents higher at $9.84, with 5,480 shares, Caribbean Cream ended trading at $4.80, with 17,500 shares, Caribbean Producers finished trading with a loss of 26 cents at $5.29, with 547,035 units. Consolidated Bakeries closed 5 cents higher at $1.90, with 50,000 shares, Derrimon Trading concluded trading with a loss of 14 cents at $9.50, with 13,509 shares, Elite Diagnostic settled 5 cents higher at $3.25, with 135,689 units, Express Catering traded with a loss of 4 cents at $5.61, with 424,840 shares. FosRich Group finished trading 1 cent higher at $2.31, with 7,787 shares, Honey Bun concluded trading with a loss of 10 cents at $4.70, with 3,623 shares, Jetcon Corporation traded 2 cents higher at $4.20, with 1,753 units, KLE Group closed 15 cents higher at $2.50, with 27,499 shares. Lasco Distributors concluded trading 35 cents higher at $4.35, with 10,995 stock units, Lasco Financial finished at $5.44, with 297 units, Lasco Manufacturing settled 19 cents higher at $4.09, with 2,345 shares, Main Event ended trading 16 cents higher at $6.95, with 5,115 shares. Medical Disposables traded at $5, with 10,614 shares, Paramount Trading finished trading with a loss of 9 cents at $3.01, with 116,966 stock units and Stationery and Office closed 5 cents higher at $7.55, with 25,095 units. In the junior market preference segment, Eppley 8.75% settled at $6, with 15,000 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

TTSE close down again – Tuesday

Scotiabank traded at a new 52 weeks’ high of $64.

Trading on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange ended on Tuesday with trading in 15 securities against 15 on Monday, with 3 advancing, 4 declining and 9 remaining unchanged.
The market ended with units 331,441 shares valued at $1,920,957 changing hands, compared to 752,392 shares valued at $6,349,130 trading on Monday.
At close of the market the, Composite Index the Composite Index fell 0.06 points on Tuesday to 1,231.85, the All T&T Index rose 3.56 points to 1,718.21, while the Cross Listed Index fell 0.52 points to close at 100.20.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows the market continuing to be weak as it closed with 3 stocks ending with higher bids than the last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
Gains| Massy Holdings rose 23 cents and completed trading at $47.50, with 450 stock units changing hands, One Caribbean Media closed with a rise of 1 cent and ended at $12.40, after exchanging 3,600 shares and Scotiabank added 76 cents and concluded trading at a 52 weeks’ high of $64, after exchanging 80 shares.
Losses|Grace Kennedy shares fell 10 cents and settled at $3, with 78,519 units, JMMB Group closed with a loss of 5 cents and completed trading at $1.70, with 110,850 stock units changing hands, LJ Williams B share shed 2 cents and ended at 70 cents, after exchanging 935 shares and NCB Financial Group lost 20 cents and ended at $5.05, after exchanging 61,199 shares.
Firm Traded| Angostura Holdings completed trading at $15.75, with 60 stock units changing hands, Clico Investments settled at $20.20, with 1,278 units, First Citizens ended at $35, after exchanging 10,719 shares, Guardian Holdings concluded at $15.25, after exchanging 20 shares, Republic Financial Holdings completed trading at $101.71, with 1,000 stock units changing hands, Sagicor Financial settled at $7.80, with 58,810 units, Trinidad & Tobago NGL settled at $29, with 3,451 units and West Indian Tobacco completed trading at $88.50, with 450 stock units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.