JSE: Market closes up

Friday, 21st February 2014 | The Jamaican stock market closed the week with the main indices increasing to partially recover from two previous days of decline. The JSE Market Index gained 168.44 points to close at 79,531.75 and closed the week down by 82 points, the JSE All Jamaican Composite increased by 595.32 points to 84,535.18 and closed the week higher than it started by more than 200 points.

Main Market | Advancing and declining stocks were almost evenly divided at the end of trading as National Commercial Bank dominated trading with 1.6 million units along with Carreras with nearly 1 million units and Desnoes & Geddes with 2 million units.

Gains | Caribbean Cement exchanged 2,100 shares at $4.97 for an increase of 27 cents; Carreras put in 980,789 shares at $36.01 for a one cent gain; Jamaica Money Market Brokers had 3,528 units trading at $7.49 as the price inched up by a cent; Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share contributed 3,000 units to rise by a cent at $3.01; National Commercial Bank was active in trading 1,590,083 units to close at $19.00 for a gain of 98 cents and Seprod had only 950 units changing hands to close up 10 cents at $11.00.

JSEIndicesFeb21Firm trade | There were only few stocks that traded with unchanged prices. First Caribbean International Bank traded 25,455 units to close at $80; Proven Investments had 580 units at US1799 cents; Sagicor Group had 169,967 shares at $9.15; Sagicor Real Estate X Fund 39,216 units at $7 and Supreme Ventures  59,000 shares at $2.40.

Declines | Cable & Wireless traded 718,201 but the price slipped by 2 cents to end at 35 cents; Desnoes & Geddes swapped 2,015,946 shares at $5 each and lost a cent in the process; Grace Kennedy gave up 94 cents as the stocks traded 3,808 units to close at $54.56; Jamaica Broilers lost 8 cents to close at $4.82 with 31,950 shares; Pan Jamaican Investment had only 350 units trading at $48.99 for a one cent fall; Scotia Group traded 45,965 units but the price slipped by 35 cents to close at $20.70 and its subsidiary, Scotia Investments, closed down a cent as it traded 16,550 units to end at $25.99.

Junior Market | The JSE Junior Market Index declined by 2.79 points to close at 740.55 and kept below the close of the previous week by 26 points.

Gains | Only two junior market stocks recorded gains with Caribbean Producers exchanging 240,000 shares to close at $2.75 for a 3 cents increase and General Accident Insurance 5,000 units to close at $1.70, up 5 cents.

Firm trade | Two stocks closed unchanged. Blue Power having 1,400 shares at $9.00 and Paramount Trading 11,535 shares at $2.88.

Declines | The four junior market stocks suffered price declines include Consolidated Bakeries with 447,896 shares at $1.05 for a 5 cents fall; Lasco Distributors 219,643 units in closing at $1.30 having declined by 5 cents; Lasco Financial Services closed while trading 195,700 units at $1.30, as it too fell by 5 cents and Lasco Manufacturing traded 46,241 shares with a 3 cents fall to close at $1.20.

IC bid-offer Indicator | At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 4 stocks with bids higher than the last selling prices and 5 stocks with offers lower.

TTSE: 2 new highs to close week

Friday, 21st February 2014 | Republic Bank and One Caribbean Media traded at new 52 weeks high to close off a week on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange that was characterised more by declining stocks than vs. those that enjoyed price gains.

On Friday, 10 securities traded of which 5 advanced, 1 declined and 4 traded firm but the Composite Index declined by 2.22 points to 1,189.87, the All T&T Index advanced by 3.84 points to close at 2,003.47 and the Cross Listed Index fell by 1.10 points 49.40. Trading accounted for only 23,960 shares valued at $709,322.

Gains | Stocks trading with increased prices are ANSA McAL with 25 shares at $66.51, up a cent; One Caribbean Media 261 shares at $19.31 for a gain of 6 cents; First Citizens Bank 77 shares to close up by 27 cents at $38.97; Republic Bank 1,000 shares valued at $117,500 and gained 50 cents to end the day at $117.50; Scotiabank with a volume of 3,000 shares being traded for $216,750 as the price closed up 25 cents at $72.25.

TTSEFeb21Firm trades | Clico Investment Fund exchanged 11,000 shares valued at $238,480 to close at $21.68; National Enterprises traded 6,153 shares changing hands for a value of $112,292 and Trinidad Cement with 216 units at $2.07.

Losers | First Caribbean International Bank contributed 2,100 shares with a value of $13,650, falling $0.25 to end the day at $6.50.

IC bid-offer Indicator | At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 6 stocks with bids higher than the last selling price and 4 stocks with offers that lower. The bulk of the stocks with higher bids are Jamaican based companies.

JSE: Main market stocks dominates

Thursday, 20th February 2014 | There was trading in 29 securities resulting in 6,367,485 shares with a value of $16,139,565 with 9 stocks rising and 7 declining in today’s trading on the Jamaica stock market Main market stocks did better than the junior market with less than half of the declining stocks coming from the main market, while all but one stock with gains came from the main market. More than a third of the volume was accounted for by Cable & Wireless that rose to a new 52 weeks high.

Main Market | The JSE Market Index declined by 201.56 points to close at 79,363.31 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite fell 305.75 points to 83,939.86 even as advancing stocks in the main market out distanced declining ones by a wide margin.

Gains | Unlike Wednesday when there were only 3 stocks rising in the main market, in today’s trading 7 stocks recorded gains and one in the US dollar market as investors continue to view the latest results for Cable & Wireless favourably. The stock traded 2,348,000 shares to close at a new 52 weeks high of 37 cents by gaining a cent. Desnoes & Geddes traded 5,520 units as the price rose by a cent to close at $5.01; Jamaica Broilers traded 34,497 shares to close up 10 cents at $4.90; Pan Jamaican Investment contributed only 1,170 units at $49, for a 95 cents gain; Proven Investments trading in the US dollar market exchanged 19,010 units at US17.99 cents, as the price gained US0.49 cents; Sagicor Group with 706,311 shares closed gained 15 cents at $9.15; Scotia Group had a volume of 16,759 while closing at 5 cents more at $21.05 and Supreme Ventures 922,600 shares at $2.40 for a 5 cents gain.

JSEIndicesFeb20Firm Trades | Berger Paints having 35,676 units trading to close at $1.85; Gleaner 5,000 shares to close at $1.15; Grace Kennedy with 1,310 shares changing hands at $55.50; Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference shares 150,000 units at $2, and the 8.75% preference share, 340,600 units at $3; Jamaica Producers, produced 10,931 units to close at $18.26; Kingston Wharves 2,500 units at $6; Mayberry Investments 39,249 units to end at $1.89 and Salada Foods 1,950 shares to close at $9.

Losses | There were only 3 stocks that declined in the main market as Jamaica Money Market Brokers traded only 3,066 shares to close 2 cents down at $7.48; Sagicor Real Estate X Fund had 12,784 shares trading with the price falling by 10 cents to end at $7 and National Commercial Bank traded 18,200 units to close at $18.02 for a 48 cents fall.

Junior Market | The JSE Junior Market Index declined by 8.40 points to close at 743.34 as there was trading in 9 securities in this market.

Gains | Lasco Distributors was the only stock to trade up in the junior market with 850,000 units, gaining 5 cents to close at $1.35.

Firm trades | Four stocks traded unchanged at the close of the market with Blue Power Group having a volume of 4,472 units to close at $9; Derrimon trading with 219,000 shares to close at $2.50; General Accident Insurance having 207,900 units at $1.65 and Lasco Manufacturing 89,133 units at $1.23.

Losses | Four stocks lost value in the junior market with Access Financial Services slipping 60 cents while trading 39,074 units to close at $10; Dolphin Cove with 67,278 shares closed down 20 cents at $8.30; Lasco Financial Services saw 187,160 shares trading to close at $1.35 for a 10 cents drop and Paramount Trading exchanged 28,335 units as the price edged down by 12 cents to $2.88.

IC bid-offer Indicator | At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 6 stocks with bids higher than the last selling price and 4 stocks with offers that were lower.

TTSE: Prices still struggling to move up

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Thursday, 20th February 2014 | Overall Market activity resulted from trading in 14 securities of which 3 advanced, 2 declined and 9 traded firm. The Composite Index declined by 0.34 points to close at 1,192.09, the All T&T Index slipped by 0.81 points to close at 1,999.63 and the cross listed index advanced by 0.01 points to close at 50.50.

Trading activity on the First Tier Market registered a volume of 159,297 shares crossing the floor valued at$2,583,712.

Gains | Scotia Investments had 1,900 units trading to close at $1.52 as it gained 2 cents; Trinidad Cement had 43,524 shares changing hands for a value of $89,825 and closed up 2 cents at $2.07 and Unilever Caribbean enjoyed a gain of 7 cents to $56.60, a new 52 weeks high.

TTSEFeb20Firm Trades | Angostura Holdings added 4,905 shares valued at $52,729 to close at $10.75; ANSA McAL traded only 250 units at $66.50; Guardian Holdings had 13,910 shares being traded for $196,966 to close at $14.16; Jamaica Money Market Brokers contributed 13,500 shares with a value of $6,750, and closed at 50 cents; National Enterprises traded a mere 13 units at $8.25; Neal & Massy Holdings put in 526 units at $66.25; One Caribbean Media 30 units at $19.25; West Indian Tobacco. 60 units at $118.

Declines | First Citizens Bank had a 27 cents fall to close at $38.70 as 2,729 shares were traded and Clico Investment Fund traded 73,650 shares valued at $1,596,732 and declined by 2 cents to end at $21.68.

IC bid-offer Indicator | At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 5 stocks with bids higher than the last selling price and 2 stocks with offers that were lower.

JSE: Stocks trading unchanged on top

Wednesday, 19th February 2014 | There was trading in 32 securities resulting in 4,788,900 shares with a value of $10,931,649 as 5 stocks rose and 7 declined in today’s trading on the Jamaica stock market. Twenty stocks closed unchanged in price.

Main Market | The JSE Market Index declined by 352.05 points to close at 79,564.87 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite fell 534.04 points to 84,245.61.

Gains | Cable & Wireless traded 2,263,421 shares to close back at its recent high of 36 cents by gaining 2 cents; Carreras traded 7,900 units as the price moved up by 85 cents to close at $36 and Mayberry Investments contributed 36,956 units at $1.89, a 4 cent gain.

Firm Trades | Stocks that traded with unchanged prices were greater than those with price changes with Berger Paints having 1,500 units trading to close at $1.85; Caribbean Cement 16,000 shares at $4.70; Grace Kennedy with 6,657 shares changing hands at $55.50; Jamaica Broilers, 22,242 shares at $4.80; Jamaica Money Market Brokers ordinary shares 3,202 units at $7.50; Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference shares 824,800 units at $2; the 8.50% preference shares only had 400 units at $3.50 and the 8.75% preference share, 35,000 units at $3; Jamaica Producers, 290 units at $18.26; Kingston Wharves 16,696 units at $6; National Commercial Bank 13,200 shares at $18.50; Sagicor Real Estate X Fund 1,300 units at $7.10; Scotia Group 105,909 units at $21 and Supreme Ventures 9,891 shares at $2.35.

Losses | Three stocks that declined in the main market were Proven Investments in the US dollar market trading 5,590 units at US17.5 cents, declining by US0.49 cents; Salada Foods with 8,000 shares trading to close at a cent down at $9; Scotia Investments 2,000 shares as the price lost 35 cents to end at $26 and Sagicor Group with 76,687 shares at $9, down 50 cents.

JSEIndicesFeb19Junior Market | The JSE Junior Market Index declined by 4.12 points to close at 751.74 as advancing stocks were hard to find in this market.

Gains | Cargo Handlers Limited closed at a new all-time high of $15 while trading 91,250 units for a gain of 80 cents and Caribbean Cream had 21,000 shares trading at 85 cents for a 4 cent increase.

Firm trades | Stocks trading unchanged dominated trading with General Accident Insurance having 124,757 units at $1.65; Honey Bun 15,026 shares at $3; Lasco Distributors 120,257 units at $1.30; Lasco Financial Services 319,900 shares at $1.45; Lasco Manufacturing 70,000 units at $1.23 and Paramount Trading 3,700 units at $3.

Losses | Only 3 stocks lost value with Caribbean Producers slipping 3 cents while trading 501,369 units to close at $2.72; Medical Disposables & Supplies 58,000 units as the price edged down by 6 cents to $2 and Dolphin Cove with 6,000 shares to close down 10 cents at $8.50.

IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 4 stocks with bids higher than the last selling price and 2 stocks with offers that were lower.

TTSE: Still exhibiting weakness

Wednesday, 19th February 2014 | Trading remained subdued on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange with only 37,483 shares trading valued at $1,826,137. On Tuesday 29,258 shares traded with a value of $1,647,664.

Overall Market activity resulted in 10 securities trading of which 2 advanced, 2 declined and 6 traded firm. The effect of the price changes were reflected in the market indices with the Composite Index advancing by 0.05 points to close at 1,192.43, the All T&T Index inched up by 0.10 points to close at 2,000.44 and the Cross Listed Index remained at 50.49.

Gains | Guardian Holdings with 2,600 shares valued at $36,821 to close at $14.16 and Unilever with 220 units to close at $56.54, both stocks gained a cent each.

Losses | First Citizens Bank had 4,410 shares traded for $171,892 and closed at $38.97 and Agostini’s contributed 4,000 shares with a value of $71,139 to close at $17.79 both declining by a cent.

TTSEFeb19Firm Trades | Clico Investment Fund posted 8,225 shares valued at $178,473 with the price remaining at $21.70; Neal & Massy traded 789 units to close at $66.25; One Caribbean Media traded only 20 shares to end the day at $19.25; Scotia Bank had 15,553 shares changing hands for a value of $1,119,816 with the price closing at $72; Republic Bank traded 1,560 to close at $117 and Point Lisas Industrial Port Development traded 106 units $3.60.

IC bid-offer Indicator | At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 5 stocks with bids higher than the last selling price and 2 stocks with offers that were lower.

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TTSE: Little forward movement so far

Tuesday, 18th February 2014 | The Trinidad & Tobago stock market continues to exhibit weakness as most price changes on Tuesday were down with only on price being up.

In today’s trading on the Trinidad stock market 9 securities changed hands of which 1 advanced, 3 declined and 5 traded firm. Trading resulted in just 171,274 shares changing hands valued at $1,501,139.

The Composite Index eased by 0.83 points to 1,192.38, the All T&T Index slipped by 1.75 points to close at 2,000.34 and the Cross Listed Index edged up by 0.02 points to close at 50.49.

Gains | One Caribbean Media was the only stock to advance as the price gained 23 cents to end at $19.25 with 775 shares changing hands.

TTSEFeb18Firm Trades | While the market tended to be on the weak side here were more stocks trading firm than those declining with Clico Investment Fund closing at $21.70 while trading 22,026 shares valued at $477,964; Jamaica Money Market Brokers had 100,000 shares changing hands for a value of $50,100 with the price closing at 50 cents; Neal & Massy contributed 7,505 shares with a value of $497,341 and closed at $66.27; Point Lisas Port Development traded 316 units to close at $3.60 and Republic Bank had just 53 shares and closed at $117.

Losers | First Citizens Bank added 2,107 shares valued at $82,136, lost 2 cents to end at $38.98; Sagicor Financial Corporation added 37,325 shares valued at $287,403 to close at $7.70 for a decline of 4 cents and Scotiabank price fell 50 cents to close at $72.00 while trading 1,167 units.

IC bid-offer Indicator | At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 5 stocks with bids higher than the last selling price and 5 stocks with offers that were lower.

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TTSE: Little forward movement so far

Monday, 17th February 2014 | The market continues to show little forward movement similar to last week but that may change based on the IC bid offer indicator which shows some 5 stocks closing with bids above their last sale price.

In today’s trading on the Trinidad stock market, 10 securities changed hands of which 1 advanced, 2 declined and 7 traded firm. Trading resulted in just 136,077 shares changing hands valued at a mere $699,960.

The Composite Index inched by 0.54 points to 1,193.21, the All T&T Index advanced by 0.11 points to close at 2,002.09 and the Cross Listed Index edged up by 0.12 points to close at 50.47.

Gains | Jamaica Money Market Brokers, fresh from releasing the December quarterly report with profits from continuing operations rising 49 percent for the 9 month period, had 101,882 shares changing hands for a value of $50,422 with the price closing up 4 cents to close at 50 cents.

TTSEFeb17Firm Trades | Angostura Holdings contributed 3,100 shares with a value of $33,325, while First Citizens Bank traded 994 shares to close at $39.00; National Flour Mills with a volume of 5,000 shares being traded for $5,250; West Indian Tobacco traded 300 units to close at $118.00; Grace Kennedy Traded only 200 shares to close at $3.51; Republic Bank had just 178 shares and closed at $117.00 and National Enterprises put in a mere 100 units to close at $18.25.

Losers | Clico Investment Fund suffered a 30 cents fall to close at $21.70 while trading 23,294 shares valued at $505,480 and Sagicor Financial Corporation added 1,029 shares valued at $7,964 to close at $7.74 off by a cent.

IC bid-offer Indicator | At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 5 stocks with bids higher than the last selling price and 6 stocks with offers that were lower.

JSE: Cable & Wireless dominates trade

Tuesday, 11th February 2014 | Cable & Wireless dominated trading on the Jamaica stock market with 25 million units as the stock closed at a new 52 weeks high of 34 cents in reaction to news out of the UK parent company that mobile revenues had climbed 43 percent in the December 2013 quarter over that of 2012.

Prices of 9 stocks rose and 10 declined with a total of 28 securities trading, resulting in 28,122,916 shares changing hands for a value of $40,180,273

The JSE All Jamaican Composite declined by 109.45 points to close at 83,682.30. The JSE Market Index gained 8.97 points to 79,193.51.

Main Market gains | Stocks with increased prices at the end of trading include Caribbean Cement with 536,064 shares as it gained 48 cents to close at $4.60; Carreras closed up by 65 cents to $35 while trading 66,036 units; Gleaner traded 5,000 units to close at $1.15 for a 5 cents improvement; Kingston Wharves had 10,805 to close up 6 cents at $6.06; Scotia Investments traded just 3,136 units as the price closed at $26.50 for a $2 increase.

Firm trades | Berger Paints having 1,000 units at $1.75; Ciboney with 557,600 units at 10 cents; Jamaica Broilers had 1,000 shares trading to close at $4.86; Grace Kennedy, 990 shares, as the price closed at $55 and Seprod closing at $11 with 500 shares trading.

Losers | Amongst the losing stocks are Desnoes & Geddes with 429,937 shares to close at $4.86, a fall of 14 cents; First Caribbean International Bank with 800 units to shed $1 to close at $80; Jamaica Money Market Brokers had 122,797 units trading with the price easing 5 cents to close at $7.40; Mayberry traded 8,000 shares to close at $1.91, down by 9 cents; National Commercial Bank traded 16,417 units to close at $18 for a 10 cents decline; Sagicor Group 18,774 shares to close at $9.10, a decline of 20 cents; Sagicor Investments with just 1,000 units to close at $18.00 for 50 cents decline. Sagicor Real Estate X Fund declined by 1 cent to close at $7, with 14,605 units changing hands; Scotia Group exchanged 1,084,114 units as the price fell by 10 cents to close at $21; Supreme Ventures exchanged 48,700 shares at $2.39, one cent less than the opening price.

The JSE Junior Market Index closed with a gain of 10.91 points to 759.95 as only six stocks traded in this market on Tuesday.

JSEIndicesFeb11Junior Market winners | Three stocks to close higher are Caribbean Producers trading 20,000 shares to close at $2.70, up 15 cents; Lasco Distributors with 73,000 at $1.45 up 10 cents and Medical Disposables 44,000 units trading up 4 cents to $2.10.

Firm trades | AMG Packaging trading only 100 shares to close at $3.60; Consolidated Bakeries with 14,300 shares to close at $1.15 and Lasco Financial with 21,253 shares at $1.35.

Declines | There were no declining stocks in the junior market.

IC bid-offer Indicator | At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 6 stocks with bids higher than the last selling prices and 4 stocks with offers that were lower.

TTSE: Advancing stocks hard to find

Tuesday, 11th February 2014 | Trading on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange has gone quiet with advancing stocks difficult to come by, resulting in 12 securities changing hands of which only 1 advanced, 4 declined and 7 traded firm. Trading activity produced only 139,787 shares valued at $2,694,604.

The Composite Index declined by 0.52 points and closed at 1,194.46, the All T&T Index edged down 0.82 points to 2,002.46 and the Cross Listed Index was off 0.03 to end at 50.76.

Gains | National Flour Mills was the only stock to record a gain as it traded 26,000 shares for $27,300 as the price climbed by 5 cents to end the day at $1.05, a new 52 weeks high. 

Declines | The number of declining stocks increased as First Citizens lost 3 cents to close at $38.97, while trading 2,927 shares for a value of $4,858,713; Grace Kennedy with 5,000 units is down 2 cents to end at $3.68; Republic Bank traded 8,860 shares valued at $1,036,620 with the price ending the day at $117, for a 25 cents fall; Sagicor Financial Corporation traded 70,000 units for a value of $558,800 as the price closed at $7.98 down 2 cents.

TTSEFeb11Firm trades | Stocks trading firm include Angostura Holdings with contribution of 15,000 shares with a value of $161,250, the price ended at $10.75; Clico Investment Fund traded 3,133 shares valued at $69,083, with the price remaining at $22.05; Guardian Holdings with 1,000 shares at $14.15; Guardian Media traded 837 shares to close at $19.75; National Enterprises 1,000 shares at $18.25; Neal & Massy traded 11,256 shares valued at $745,710 to close at $66.25; Scotiabank traded 1,260 shares to close at $72.50 and West Indian Tobacco 4,845 shares at $118.

IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator remained negative with 3 stocks with bids that were higher than the last selling prices and 7 stocks with offers that were lower.