T&TNGL at new high on TTSE – Thursday

T&T NGL closed at a record high on TTSE on Thursday.

Trinidad & Tobago NGL gained 25 cents and concluded trading at a 52 weeks’ high of $29, in on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange on Thursday.
The market closed with 12 securities trading against 13 on Wednesday, with 5 advancing, 3 declining and 4 remaining unchanged. Trading accounted for 126,928 shares valued at $2,032,721, compared to 184,131 shares valued at $2,768,851 on Wednesday.
At close, the Composite Index rose 1.21 points on Thursday to 1,268.13, the All T&T Index gained 2.06 points to 1,702.94, while the Cross Listed Index shed 0.05 points to close at 112.43.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, on Wednesday, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks with bids lower than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
Gains| Clico Investments gained 9 cents and completed trading at $20.20, with 8,893 units, First Citizens finished 2 cents higher at $32.32, after exchanging 1,305 shares, Republic Financial Holdings concluded trading with a rise of 2 cents at $101.55, with 5,065 stock units changing hands, Scotiabank added 5 cents and settled at $62.55, after exchanging 1,953 shares and Trinidad & Tobago NGL increased 25 cents and concluded trading at a 52 weeks’ high of $29, after exchanging 1,500 shares.
Losses| JMMB Group ended trading 4 cents lower at $1.86, with 10,122 stock units changing hands, Sagicor Financial concluded trading with a loss of 1 cent at $7.81, with 2,514 units and West Indian Tobacco traded with a loss of 5 cents and settled at $88.50, after 3,460 shares changed hands.
Firm Trades| First Caribbean international Bank settled at $9.30, after exchanging 44,230 shares, Guardian Holdings settled at $16, after exchanging 7,200 shares, NCB Financial Group concluded at $6.45, after exchanging 40,000 shares and Trinidad Cement ended at $3, with 686 stock units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

JSE main market moves higher – Wednesday

Caribbean Cement surged to a record close of $40 on the news that they could save $2B from lease buyout.

The main market Jamaica Stock Exchange, closed higher at the end of trading on Wednesday with Caribbean Cement jumping sharply and Scotia Group bouncing back to $54.
At the close, the all Jamaican Composite Index rose 897.85 points to 322,561.10 and the JSE Index climbed 818.04 points to 293,889.63.
Trading closed with 31 securities changing hands, down from 28 on Tuesday, leading to 9 advancing, 11 declining and 11 trading firm, in the main and US dollar markets. Securities closing with sizable price changes include, Caribbean Cement climbed $6.44 to end at a 52 weeks closing high of $40. Grace Kennedy lost $1 to end at $50, JMMB Group lost $1 to $25, PanJam Investment declined $1 to $42 and Scotia Group rose $2 to $54.
Main market activity ended with 71,072,740 units valued at $6,270,318,116 compared to 5,286,653 units valued at $240,796,595 changing hands on Tuesday. NCB Financial Group closed with 61,822,679 units accounting for 86.99 percent of traded shares followed by Jamaica Broilers with 2,036,473 units for just 2.87 percent of the volume for the day and Mayberry Investments with 2,010,259 units.
Trading results in an average of 2,450,784 shares valued at $216,217,866 for each security traded, compared to 195,802 shares valued at $8,918,392 on Tuesday. For the month to date, an average of 706,388 units with an average value at 25,336,441 traded, compared to 576,343 units with an average value at 10,044,835 changing hands on the previous trading day. In contrast, February closed with average of only 213,336 units valued at $3,392,475 for each security traded.
Trading in the US dollar market on Wednesday, ended with 37,700 units valued at US$50,918 changing hands with JMMB Group 5.75% US dollar preference share contributing 33,300 units at US$1.50 and Proven Investments with 4,400 units at 22 US cents, leaving the market index at 169.16.
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 with a lower offer.
For more details of market activities see – NCB dominated the JSE main market – Wednesday.
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NCB dominates the JSE main market

NCB traded 61.8 million shares on Wednesday.

Main market activity surged sharply Wednesday on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, with 29 securities changing hands and 71,072,740 units valued at $6,270,318,116 trading.
NCB Financial Group accounting for 86.99 percent of the volume traded with 61,822,679 units changing hands and Caribbean Cement posted the highest gain jumping $6.44 to end at a 52 weeks closing high of $40, with 138,259 shares and Cable & Wireless resumed trading after the suspension requested by the company.
The market closed with 9 securities rising, 11 falling and 9 trading firm. At the end, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index increased by 897.85 points to 322,561.10 and the JSE Index advanced by 818.04 points to 293,889.63.
In main market activity, Barita Investments closed with a loss of 50 cents at $9, trading 2,900 shares, Berger Paints ended unchanged at $17.95, with 5,500 stock units, Cable & Wireless resumed trading and closed unchanged at $1.10, with 21,246 units, Carreras finished with a loss of 10 cents at $10.35, with 146,032 shares, Caribbean Cement jumped $6.44 and closed at $40, with 138,259 shares. Ciboney Group ended trading 3 cents higher at 16 cents, with 157,728 shares, Grace Kennedy traded with a loss of $1 at $50, with 56,000 stock units, Jamaica Broilers finished trading 1 cent higher at $20, with 2,036,473 units, Jamaica Producers closed with a rise of 5 cents to $15, with 19,430 shares. Jamaica Stock Exchange ended at $6.99, with 6,319 shares, JMMB Group concluded trading with a loss of $1 at $25, exchanging 549,955 shares, Kingston Properties finished at $6.25, with 3,560 stock units, Kingston Wharves settled 93 cents higher at $40, with 17,986 units. Mayberry Investments ended trading at $6, with 2,010,259 shares changing hands, NCB Financial Group traded at $99, with 61,822,679 shares, 1834 Investments finished trading with a loss of 11 cents at $1.06, with 273,200 shares, 138 Student Living ended with a loss of 5 cents at $5.45, with 250 shares, PanJam Investment ended with a loss of $1 at $42, with 10,440 units. Portland JSX concluded trading with a loss of 25 cents at $9.70, with 2,500 shares, Radio Jamaica settled with a loss of 5 cents at $1, with 561,044 shares, Sagicor Group ended trading 65 cents higher at $36.25, with 721,650 stock units, Sagicor Real Estate Fund ended trading 1 cent higher at $15.31, with 66,800 shares, Salada Foods traded at $10.72, with 20,000 units. Scotia Group finished trading $2 higher at $54, with 36,417 shares, Supreme Ventures concluded trading 32 cents higher at $11.82, with 19,592 stock units, Victoria Mutual Investments finished at $4.50, with 1,558,306 units and Wisynco Group settled with a loss of 15 cents at $10.50, with 744,017 shares trading. In the main market preference segment, Jamaica Money Market 7.5% traded $1.90 higher at $1.90, with 54,198 stock units and Productivity Business settled at $105, with 10,000 units changing hands.
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 moves higher – Wednesday.”

Junior Market climbs – Wednesday

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Junior Market ended trading on Wednesday with an exchange of just 994,247 units valued at $3,815,366 from 20 securities changing hands, compared with 4,609,834 units valued at $19,615,022 from 18 securities on Tuesday.
Market activity resulted in with just 9 security advancing, 4 declining and 7 remaining unchanged, with the Junior Market Index advanced 32.75 points to close at 2,904.96.
Trading ended with an average of 49,712 units for an average of $190,768 compared to an average of 256,102 units for an average of $1,089,723 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amounts to 153,101 units at $652,558, compared to an average of 191,316 units at $681,419 on the previous trading day. February closed with an average of 338,697 units at an average value of $1,495,774 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows just 5 stocks ending with the bid higher than the last selling price and 6 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial closed at $51, with 839 shares, CAC 2000 finished with a loss of 30 cents at $8.70, trading 7,644 shares, Caribbean Flavours traded 2,490 stock units at $10.90, Caribbean Producers finished trading with a loss of 10 cents at $4.45, with 17,550 units, Consolidated Bakeries closed with a loss of 1 cent at $2.04, while trading 1,000 shares. Elite Diagnostic settled 1 cent higher at $3.11, with 310,018 units, Express Catering traded 2,450 shares at $4.50, FosRich Group finished trading with a loss of 11 cents at $2.40, in exchanging 56,934 shares, General Accident closed 29 cents higher at $3.19, with 700 stock units. GWest Corporation ended at $2.70, with 210,721 units, Honey Bun concluded trading 9 cents higher at $4.39, with 19,360 shares, Jamaican Teas rose 50 cents to $4.50, with a mere 105 stock units, Jetcon Corporation traded 5 cents higher at $4.25, with 11,572 units. Lasco Distributors concluded trading at $4, with 73,705 stock units, Lasco Financial finished 30 cents higher at $5, with 67,740 units, Lasco Manufacturing gained 21 cents to end at $4.20, with 10,720 shares, Medical Disposables traded at $4.85, with 24,000 shares. Stationery and Office closed at $5.50, with 166,199 units and tTech climbed $1 higher to $6, with 500 shares. In the junior market preference segment, Eppley 8.75% finished trading at $6, with 10,000 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Moderate trading on TTSE – Wednesday

Market activity on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange ended on Wednesday with trading in 13 securities against 12 on Tuesday, with 4 stocks advancing, 3 declining and 6 remaining unchanged.
The market closed with 184,131 shares valued at $2,768,851 trading, compared to 121,903 shares valued at $1,342,405 on Tuesday.
At close, the Composite Index rose 0.82 points to 1,266.92, the All T&T Index gained 0.82 points to 1,700.88, while the Cross Listed Index shed 0.34 points to close at 112.38.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, on Tuesday, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks with bids lower than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
Gains| First Citizens concluded trading with a rise of 14 cents at $32.30, after exchanging 8,838 shares, Sagicor Financial added 2 cents and completed trading at $7.82, with 6,613 units, Trinidad & Tobago NGL jumped 61 cents to a 52 weeks’ high of $28.75, after exchanging 24,650 shares and Trinidad Cement rose 1 cent and ended at $3, with 54,334 stock units changing hands.
Losses| LJ Williams B share fell 5 cents and ended at 70 cents, after exchanging 1,314 shares, Massy Holdings closed with a loss of 3 cents at $47.40, with 5,010 stock units changing hands and NCB Financial Group shed 5 cents and concluded trading at $6.45 with 40,000 shares changing hands.
Firm Trades| Angostura Holdings ended at $15.70, with 30,000 stock units changing hands, Clico Investments completed trading at $20.11, with 6,678 units, First Caribbean International Bank settled at $9.30, after exchanging 200 shares, One Caribbean Media ended at $12.44, with 300 stock units trading, Republic Financial Holdings ended at $101.53, with 1,941 stock units changing hands and Scotiabank settled at $62.50, after trading 4,253 shares.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Main Event Q1 profit climbs 41%

Main Event Q1 profit rise 41% to $33m.

The 2017 listed Main Event, enjoyed a bounce of 41 percent in profit for the January 2018 quarter, to $33 million from $23 million in 2017, from sale revenues that rose just 8.6 percent, to $361 million from $333 million in 2016.
Much of the success for the period arose from an improvement in profit margin that rose to 44 percent from 40 percent in the 2017, as input cost remained flat at $201 million. Operating profit rose 22 percent in the quarter to $161 million from $132 million.
Depreciation climbed 40 percent to $21 million, Marketing and sales expenses increased by 132 percent to just $7.8 million, Administrative expenses moved up by 13 percent to $97 million, from $86 million in 2017. Finance cost declined in the quarter, to $3.4 million from $4 million in 2017.
Earnings per share came out at 11 cents for the quarter up from 10 cents in January 2017.
While revenues and profit grew in the quarter, not all areas performed as well. According to the Directors’ report accompanying the quarterly, revenues “was driven by expansion in our core business of entertainment and promotions, with increased opportunities coming from our major clients and increased revenue opportunities from our growing rental and décor equipment base. Revenues from audio, multimedia and digital signage were average.”
Gross cash flow brought in $53 million but growth in receivables, inventories, addition to fixed assets offset by net loan inflows resulted in net outflows of $38 million leaving cash funds at $23 million for the quarter.
At the end of December, shareholders’ equity stands at $479 million with borrowings at just $147 million. Net current assets ended the period $115 million well over Payables of $93 million.
The stock traded at $5.81 on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange with a PE ratio of 10.6 times 2018 earnings with room for the price to grow.

JSE main market rise again – Tuesday

Main market activity ended with 27 securities changing hands, with 10 securities rising, 13 falling and 4 trading firm as trading closed with 5,286,653 units valued at $240,796,595 being exchanged.
At the close of trading, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index increased by 503.78 points to 321,663.25 and the JSE Index advanced by 459 points to 293,071.59.
In main market activity, Berger Paints ended trading $1.50 higher at $17.95, with 310,654 stock units, Carreras closed with a rise of 35 cents at $10.45, with 52,856 shares, Caribbean Cement gained $1.36 and closed at $33.56, with 74,085 shares, Ciboney Group ended trading at 13 cents, with 200,000 shares, Grace Kennedy gained $1 to $51, with 16,739 stock units. Jamaica Broilers lost 1 cent to close at $19.99, with 22,786 units, Jamaica Producers closed with a loss of 55 cents at $14.95, trading 212,141 shares, Jamaica Stock Exchange ended 94 cents higher at $6.99, with 300 units, JMMB Group concluded trading at $26, with 20,117 shares. Kingston Properties finished at $6.25, with 1,440 stock units, Kingston Wharves settled 7 cents higher at $39.07 with 7,690 units, Mayberry Investments ended trading with a loss of 50 cents at $6, with 11,790 shares changing hands, NCB Financial Group traded $1 higher at $99, with 2,044,781 shares. 1834 Investments finished trading with a loss of 2 cents at $1.17, with 10,500 shares, 138 Student Living ended with a loss of 8 cents at $5.50, with 5,000 shares, PanJam Investment added 50 cents in closing at $43, with 229,220 units, Pulse Investments finished at $1.85, with 100 shares, Radio Jamaica settled with a loss of 2 cents at $1.05, with 569,681 shares. Sagicor Group ended trading with a loss of 65 cents at $35.60, with 7,769 stock units, Sagicor Real Estate Fund ended trading 25 cents higher at $15.30, with 1,550 shares, Salada Foods traded with a loss of $1.33 at $10.72, with 112,000 units, Scotia Group finished trading with a loss of $2 at $52, with 71,423 shares, Seprod closed with a loss of 5 cents at $30, after 29,045 stock units changed hands. Supreme Ventures declined by 50 cents to $11.50, with 132,190 stock units, Victoria Mutual Investments finished with a loss of 4 cents at $4.50, with 907,199 units, Wisynco Group settled with a loss of 5 cents at $10.65, exchanging 227,597 shares and in the main market preference segment, Jamaica Money Market 7.5% traded at $1.95, with 8,000 stock units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place. For more details of market activities, see “More stocks prices fall than rose on Tuesday.”

More stocks prices fall than rise – Tuesday

NCB traded 2 million shares on Tuesday.

The prices of more stocks fell on Tuesday than rising, but the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended with moderate gains in the two major indices.
At the close, the all Jamaican Composite Index rose 503.78 points to 321,663.25 and the JSE Index climbed 459 points to 293,071.59.
Trading closed with 28 securities changing hands, down from 26 on Monday, leading to 10 advancing, 13 declining and 5 trading firm, in the main and US dollar markets. Securities closing with sizable price changes include, Berger Paints rising $1.50 to $17.95, Caribbean Cement that settled $1.36 higher at $33.56, Grace Kennedy gaining $1 to end at $51, NCB Financial Group rising $1 to $99, Salada Foods declining $1.33 to $10.72 and Scotia Group with a fall of $2 to $52.
Main market activity ended with 5,286,653 units valued at $240,796,595 compared to 6,657,188 units valued at $155,508,071 changing hands on Monday. NCB Financial Group closed with 2,044,781 units representing 38.68 percent of traded shares followed by Victoria Mutual Investments with 907,199 units with 17.16 percent of shares traded and Radio Jamaica with 569,681 units for 10.78 percent of the day’s volume trading.
Trading results in an average of 195,802 shares valued at $8,918,392 for each security traded, compared to 277,383 shares valued at $6,479,503 on Monday. For the month to date an average of 576,343 units with an average value at 10,044,835 traded, compared to 604,726 units with an average value at 10,135,623 traded on the previous trading day. In contrast, February closed with average of only 213,336 units valued at $3,392,475 for each security traded.
Trading in the US dollar market on Tuesday ended with Margaritaville concluded trading at 20 US cents with 1,803 units, and the market index rising 0.03 points to close at 169.16.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 7 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with a lower offer.
For more details of market activities see – JSE main market rise again – Tuesday.

Falling Junior Market stocks beat advancers – Tuesday

Caribbean Producers traded 3m shares on Tuesday.

Junior Market ended trading on Tuesday with an exchange of 4,609,834 units valued at $19,615,022 from 18 securities changing hands, compared with 12,328,672 units valued at $54,893,603 from 20 securities on Monday.
Caribbean Producers that accounted for 11 million on Monday traded the most shares on Tuesday with 3 million of the total shares exchanged at the close on Tuesday.
Market activity resulted in with just 4 security advancing, 9 declining and 5 remaining unchanged, with the Junior Market Index declining by a mere 0.02 points to close at 2,872.21.
Trading ended with an average of 256,102 units for an average of $1,089,723 compared to an average of 587,080 units for an average of $2,613,981 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amounts to 191,316 units at $681,419, compared to an average of 153,808 units at $657,083 on the previous trading day. February closed with an average of 338,697 units at an average value of $1,495,774 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows just 7 stocks ending with the bid higher than the last selling price and 4 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 20 cents at $2, with 258,488 stock units, Caribbean Flavours traded at $10.90, with 24,650 shares changing hands, Caribbean Producers finished trading with a loss of 5 cents at $4.55, with 3,000,000 units, Derrimon Trading concluded trading 50 cents higher at $8, with 772 shares, Elite Diagnostic settled with a loss of 5 cents at $3.10, with 566,108 units. Express Catering traded 5 cents higher at $4.50, with 54,357 shares, FosRich Group finished trading at $2.51, with 25,002 shares, GWest Corporation ended with a loss of 5 cents at $2.70, with 111,347 units, ISP Finance settled at $13.50, with 1,500 shares. Jetcon Corporation traded 7 cents higher at $4.20, with 12,000 units, Knutsford Express ended 48 cents higher at $14.48, with 17,439 shares, Lasco Distributors concluded trading with a loss of 5 cents at $4, with 12,500 stock units, Lasco Financial finished with a loss of 1 cent at $4.70, with 404,693 units. Lasco Manufacturing settled at $3.99, with 62,830 shares, Main Event ended trading with a loss of 19 cents at $5.81, with 6,468 shares, Medical Disposables traded with a loss of 5 cents at $4.85, with 8,465 shares, Paramount Trading finished trading with a loss of 5 cents at $3.15, with 35,021 stock units and Stationery and Office closed at $5.50, with 8,194 units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

2 stocks rise 3 fall on TTSE – Tuesday

Market activity on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange ended on Tuesday with the number of securities trading remaining at 12 as was the case on Monday, with 2 advancing, 3 declining and 7 remaining unchanged.
The market closed with 121,903 shares valued at $1,342,405 trading, compared to 243,252 shares valued at $1,831,701 on Monday.
At close, the Composite Index fell 0.89 points on Tuesday to 1,267.74, the All T&T Index rose 0.15 points to 1,700.06, while the Cross Listed Index shed 0.27 points to close at 112.72.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, on Tuesday, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks with bids lower than their last selling prices and 6 with lower offers.
Gains| Scotiabank closed with an increase of 2 cents and settled at $62.50, after exchanging 6,655 shares and Trinidad & Tobago NGL ended trading with a gain of 3 cents at a new 52 weeks’ high of $28.14, after exchanging 1,250 shares.
Losses| JMMB Group shed 5 cents and ended at $1.90, with 67,885 stock units changing hands, Massy Holdings lost 1 cent and closed at $47.43, with 500 stock units trading and Sagicor Financial fell 5 cents to $7.80, with 565 units changing hands.
Firm Trades| Clico Investments completed trading at $20.11, with 13,490 units, First Citizens closed at $32.16, after exchanging 850 shares, Grace Kennedy completed trading at $3.35, with 4,085 units, One Caribbean Media ended at $12.44, with 397 stock units changing hands, Prestige Holdings settled at $10.05, after exchanging 24,481 shares. Republic Financial Holdings ended at $101.53, with 1,245 stock units changing hands and West Indian Tobacco settled at $88.55, after exchanging 500 shares.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.