Trading drops on TTSE – Wednesday

Trading levels dropped sharply at the close on Wednesday on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange with 9 securities changing hands compared to 12 on Tuesday with 1 rising, 4 declining and 4 remaining unchanged as 151,676 shares traded at a value of $794,116 compared to Tuesday’s trades of 221,213 units valued at $3,516,269.
The Composite Index gained 0.09 points to 1,244.67, the All T&T Index declined 0.23 points to 1,784.79 and the Cross Listed Index added 0.06 points to close at 94.66.
IC bid-offer Indicator| The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended with 4 stocks with bids higher than last selling prices and 6 with lower offers.
Gains| Trinidad Cement was the sole security to gain as it traded 5,550 shares and added 1 cent in closing at $4.21.
Losses| The last traded price of the securities declining and the volume changing hands are Clico Investment closing with a loss of 1 cent, at $21.51 with 5,300 shares, Angostura Holdings closed at $15.10, losing 5 cents trading 184 units, Scotiabank lost 3 cents, closing at $58.02 with 4,879 shares and Trinidad & Tobago NGL traded 10 cents lower to $23 with 1,650 units.
Firm Trades| The last traded prices of securities and the volume traded unchanged at the close of trading are Grace Kennedy closing at $2.90 in exchanging 27,014 shares, while National Flour Mills trading 99,091 shares at $2, NCB Financial Group holding firm at $5.16 with 3,000 units trading and Sagicor Financial that closed at $8.15 with 5,008 shares.

Scotia pushes JSE to new record close

Scotia helped push the JSE to new record close on Tuesday.

Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Tuesday with 22 securities changing hands main market and one in the US d0llar market, leading 8 advancing and 11 declining as trading volume jumped sharply to 78,668,713 units.
At the close, the main market ended at a new closing high as Scotia Group jumped sharply to $49 at the close.
In the main activity, Berger Paints settled with a loss of 30 cents at $11.70, with 174,040 units, Cable & Wireless ended trading fell 6 cents to end at $1.05, with 83,989 units, Caribbean Cement closed with a loss of 50 cents at $28, with 3,800 shares, Carreras concluded trading with a loss of 90 cents at $12.60, with 958,423 units as high as $14 before falling back later in the trading session. Grace Kennedy closed 45 cents higher at $43.45, with 170,391 stock units, Jamaica Broilers concluded trading 30 cents higher at $18.80, with 19,831 shares, Jamaica Producers ended trading with a loss of 45 cents at $15.05, with 25,823 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange ended with a loss of 1 cent at $7.99, with 17,681 shares. JMMB Group closed with a loss of 30 cents at $22.70, with 46,302 stock units trading, Kingston Wharves closed 50 cents higher at $31.50, with 1,177 units, Mayberry Investments ended trading with a loss of 70 cents at $4.10, with 35,723 shares changing hands, 1834 Investments ended at $1.38, with 5,000 stock units trading, PanJam Investment traded 55 cents higher at $43.05, with 36,636 shares, Portland JSX concluded trading with a loss of 28 cents at $9, with 10,000 units, Pulse Investments traded 25 cents higher at $1.65, with 25,236 units, Radio Jamaica ended trading with a loss of 4 cents at $1.11, with 17,206 stock units, Sagicor Group finished at $34.53, with 222,778 shares trading. Sagicor Real Estate Fund finished with a loss of 72 cents at $13.08, with 76,479,720 units, Scotia Group settled $2.90 higher at $49, with 57,385 units, Seprod closed at $30, with 31,820 shares, Supreme Ventures settled 19 cents higher at $11, with 17,901 shares ahead of news breaking that one shareholder in the company, holding 49.9 percent of the share, is raising funds to acquire the shares not already owned by them in the major shareholding company that would bring their holdings to just under 50 percent of SVL and in the US dollar market Proven Investment traded 48,005 units at 22 US cents.

Prices up volume down on Junior market

The level of trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange fell sharply on Tuesday from the levels on Friday, resulting in an exchange of 533,674 units valued at $2,239,006 compared to 2,098,509 units valued at $11,226,036 on Monday.
At the close of market activities, with 17 securities changing hands, the prices of 8 advanced, 3 declined and 6 remained with the prices unchanged, leading to the Junior Market Index advancing by 25.83 points to close at 2,960.40.
Trading ended with an average of 31,393 units for an average of $131,706 in contrast to 83,940 units for an average of $449,041 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 320,596 valued at $62,671 previously. In contrast, September closed with average of 234,437 units valued at $1,295,260 for each security traded.
Trading ended with the market sentiments looking mixed for Monday having implications for the next day trading activity as 4 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
At the close of the market the volume of stocks units changing hands and their last traded price are: AMG Packaging that traded at $3.50, with 41,175 shares, Caribbean Cream finishing at $6, with 5,138 units, Caribbean Producers concluding trading at $3.60, with 76,978 stocks units. In other trading activities, Dolphin Cove settled 1 cent higher at $17.50, with 1,000 units, Express Catering traded with a loss of 16 cents at $4, with 22,544 shares, General Accident closed at $2.50, with 25,000 units, Honey Bun finished 20 cents higher at $4.50, with 2,000 units, Jetcon Corporation settled 22 cents higher at $4.50, with 84,479 units, Key Insurance finished with a loss of 25 cents at $4, with 4,000 shares. Knutsford Express settled 34 cents higher at $14.89, with 1,000 units, Lasco Distributors closed with a loss of 5 cents at $6.25, with 13,000 stock units changing hands, Lasco Financial rose 40 cents to $4.15, with 141,296 shares, Lasco Manufacturing climbed 40 cents to $4.20, with 19,750 units, Main Event gained 10 cents to end at $5.10, with 44,794 shares, Paramount Trading concluded trading at $2.80, with 8,900 units, Stationery and Office closed with a loss of 10 cents at $4.75, with 38,095 units and in the junior market preference segment, Eppley ended trading 5 cents higher at $6.55, with 4,525 stocks units.

TTSE gains on Tuesday

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Angostura Holdings traded the most shares on the TTSE on Tuesday.

All three Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange market indices rose on activity on the closed on Tuesday as advancing stocks just edged out falling stocks following 12 securities changing hands compared to 9 on Monday.
The Composite Index advanced 2.43 points to 1,244.58, the All T&T Index rose 1.81 points to 1,785.02 and the Cross Listed Index added 0.41 points to close at 94.60. At the close 4 stocks advanced, 3 declined and 5 remained unchanged.
Trading levels rose above the previous day’s with Angostura Holdings leading with 81 percent of the value of the securities exchanged as 221,213 shares traded at a value of $3,516,269 compared to Monday’s trades of 61,585 valued at $1,205,904.
IC bid-offer Indicator| The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended with 4 stocks with bids higher than last selling prices and 6 with lower offers.
Gains| The last price of securities rising traded and the volume changing hands are Clico Investment with a 1 cent gain, closing at $21.52 in exchanging 6,862 shares, Massy Holdings traded $1.01 higher to $50 with 210 units, NCB Financial Group closed at $5.16, after gaining 6 cents, with 10,000 shares and Trinidad & Tobago NGL settling at $23.10 in rising 10 cents in trading 987 units.
Losses| The last traded price of the securities declining and the volume changing hands are Angostura Holdings that closed at $15.15, with a loss of 9 cents, exchanging 187,946 shares valued at $2,847,382, One Caribbean Media lost 1 cent, closing at $14.24 with 250 units and Republic Financial ended with a loss of 1 cent at $101.89 with 300 units.
Firm Trades| The last traded prices of securities and the volume traded unchanged at the close of trading are JMMB Group closing at $1.35 exchanging 2,600 shares. National Flour Mills traded 1,600 units at $2, Sagicor Financial closed at $8.15 trading 1,000 units, Scotiabank held firm at $58.05 trading 6,458 shares valued at $374,887 and Trinidad Cement closed at $4.20 with 3,000 shares.

Record close for majors

The JSE All Jamaican Composite Index jumped for the third day in a row rising 2,504.83 points to close at a new record close 294,165.86 on Tuesday, helped by jump in the price of NCB Financial and Scotia Group.
The JSE Index advanced by 2,282.19 points to close at a new record close of 268,018.37, while the JSE US Equities Index advanced by 8.17 points to close at 184.98. Carreras traded at a new intraday high of $14 but ended trading down at $12.60 after trading nearly 1 million shares.
The market has broken through long term resistance of 290,000 points on the All Jamaican Composite Index but it sits just above the 300,000 points level which is a short term resistance with the market being hemmed at that level and 277,000 points on the low end. (See chart showing trading taking place within the channel)
Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange main market closed on Tuesday with 22 securities changing hands and one in the US d0llar market, leading 8 advancing, 11 declining and 4 trading firm. Trading volume jumped sharply to 78,668,713 units valued at $1,059,742,531 with Sagicor Real Estate Fund accounting for 76.5 million units, compared to 13,618,629 units valued at $432,506,372 trading on Monday. In the US dollar market trading accounted for 48,005 units valued at US$11,484, bringing the total trades in the markets to $1,061,223,932.
Trading ended with an average of 3,575,851 units for an average of $48,170,115 in contrast to 504,394 units for an average of $16,018,755 on Monday. The average volume for the month to date is 2,040,122 units valued at $32,094,435. In contrast, September closed with average of 283,480 units valued at $3,630,990 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading in the main and US dollar markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows a very strong 7 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices, up from 7 on Monday and 2 with lower offers, compared to 4 on Monday.

Junior Market rises – Monday

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Monday with 25 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 2,098,509 units valued at $11,226,036 compared to 1,889,929 units valued at $9,948,506 on Friday.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 7 securities advanced, 11 declined and 7 remained with the prices unchanged. The Junior Market Index advanced by 27.80 points to close at 2,934.57.
Trading ended with an average of 83,940 units for an average of $449,041 in contrast to 89,997 units for an average of $473,738 on Friday. In contrast, September closed with average of 116,176 units valued at $538,652 for each security traded. Trading ended with 4 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
At the close of the market the volume of stock units changing hands and their last traded price are: Access Financial closing at $42, with 2,311 units, AMG Packaging trading 30 cents higher at $3.50, with 15,000 shares. Blue Power jumped $4 higher to $49, with 450 stock units changing hands, CAC 2000 traded 199,944 stock units to close at $7, Cargo Handlers ended with a loss of $1.58 at $9.50, with 2,045 shares, Caribbean Cream concluded trading at $6, with 5,371 units, Caribbean Producers ended trading with a loss of 15 cents at $3.60, with 408,750 units trading. Consolidated Bakeries lost 20 cents in closing at $2.50, with 3,677 units, C2W Music traded with a loss of 1 cent at $0.49, with 1,000 stock units, Eppley finished 20 cents higher at $12, with just 500 units, Express Catering ended 16 cents higher at $4.16, with 17,562 shares, General Accident closed with a loss of 24 cents at $2.50, trading 852 stock units, Honey Bun traded 1,200 units at $4.30. Jamaican Teas concluded trading with a loss of 11 cents at $3.79, with 107,025 stock units, Jetcon Corporation concluded trading with a loss of 22 cents at $4.28, with 166,217 units, Knutsford Express lost 34 cents at $14.55, with 10,194 shares, Lasco Distributors ended trading at $6.30, with 26,651 shares, Lasco Financial settled with a loss of 27 cents at $3.75, with 49,449 units trading. Lasco Manufacturing ended trading at $3.80, with 107,299 shares, Main Event concluded trading with a loss of 25 cents at $5, with 38,898 units, Medical Disposables traded at $5.30, with 17,600 units, Paramount Trading closed 10 cents higher at $2.80, exchanging 32,614 units, Stationery and Office ended trading 5 cents higher at $4.85, with 126,441 shares changing hands, tTech fell 5 cents to $7, with 88,098 shares and in the junior market preference segment, Eppley concluded trading with a loss of 5 cents at $6.50, with 669,361 shares.

13 stocks rose on Monday

Sagicor Group traded 7 million shares on Monday.

At the close of trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, on 13 rising, 11 declining based on the last price trades were executed at. The JSE All Jamaican Composite Index surged forward by 3,300.40 points to 291,661.03.
The JSE Index climbed 3,007.04 points to 265,736.18 as trading volume nearly tripled to 13 million shares over Friday’s level. Sagicor Group was the dominant trade with over 7 million units followed by Grace Kennedy with 1.3 million shares.
In the main activity, Barita Investments rose by 25 cents to $8, with 4,800 units, Berger Paints ended with a loss of $3 at $12, with 12,500 shares, Cable & Wireless ended trading 1 cent higher at $1.11, with 479,762 stock units, Caribbean Cement rose $1.2 to $28.50, with 17,475 shares, Carreras surged $1.35 to a new 52 weeks high of $13.50, with 544,289 stocks units, Grace Kennedy ended at $43, trading 1,307,292 shares, Jamaica Broilers closed with a loss of 10 cents at $18.50, with 961,908 stocks units traded. Jamaica Producers concluded trading at $15.50, with 313,406 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange settled 50 cents higher at $8, with 104,300 shares, JMMB Group traded with a gain of 75 cents at $23, with 55,994 units, Kingston Wharves ended with a loss of $1 at $31, with 177,500 stocks units, NCB Financial had 166,223 shares changing hands after falling $1.40 to end at $86.60. The remanent of former Gleaner Company, 1834 Investments ended with a loss of 2 cents at $1.38, with 1,000 units changing hands, PanJam ended $1.50 higher at $42.50, with 350,918 units, Portland JSX concluded trading with a loss of 2 cents at $9.28, with 16,570 units. Proven Investments traded 541,000 units and rose 4 cents at $25.05, Pulse Investments concluded trading with a loss of 30 cents at $1.40, with 52,264 units, Radio Jamaica finished 4 cents higher at $1.15, with 294,243 stocks units, Sagicor Group ended trading at $34.53, with 7,095,313 units, Sagicor Real Estate X Fund rose 30 cents to $13.80, with 1,200 units, Scotia Group finished with a loss of $1.90 at $46.10, with 772,000 units, Seprod settled at $30, with 2,785 shares, Sterling Investments concluded trading 5 cents higher at $12.05, with 201,700 stocks units and Supreme Ventures concluded trading 30 cents higher at $10.81, with 123,652 stocks units.
In the main market preference segment, Cable Bahamas traded 10 shares at 1 million each, Jamaica Money Market Brokers ended with a loss of 8 cents at $2, trading 20,325 shares, JMMB Group ended at $1.19, with 200 shares.
In the US dollar market, Margaritaville Turks lost 2 US cents to end at 30 US cents with 1,000 shares, Productive Business Solution US ordinary share closed with a rise of 0.50 cent at 58 US cents while trading 2,541 units, Proven Investments US ordinary share lost 1.99 US cents to close at 22 US cents, while, exchanging 1,579 units.
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JSE All Jamaican jumps to 291,661 points

JSE Index surged by 3,007.04 points to close at 265,736.18 with 13,618,629 units valued at $432,506,372 changing hands in the main market, compared to 5,005,392 units valued at 111,349,381 on Friday. In the US dollar market JSE US dollar Equity Index dipped 8.15 points to 176.81.
Trading accounted for 5,120 units valued at US$2,124 and brings the total for the markets to J$432,780,357.
Trading ended with an average of 504,394 units for an average of $16,018,755 in contrast to 217,626 units for an average of $4,841,277 on Friday. September closed with average of 283,480 units valued at $3,630,990 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading in the main and US dollar markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows a very strong 7 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices, down from 14 on Friday and 4 with lower offers, the same as Friday.
Scotia Investments has been delisted with Scotia Group set to pay out minority shareholders the proceeds of the acquisition on October 3.

Trading levels sink on Monday on TTSE

The Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange closed on Monday with 9 securities changing hands compared to 11 on Friday leading to 61,585 shares trading at a value of $1,205,904 compared to Friday’s trades of 83,803 units valued at $1,209,765.
The market closed with no stock advancing, 2 declining and 7 remaining unchanged.
The Composite Index gained 0.55 points to 1,242.15, the All T&T Index rose 1.03 points to 1,783.21 and the Cross Listed Index added 0.01 point to close at 94.19.
IC bid-offer Indicator| The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended with 5 stocks with bids higher than last selling prices and 8 with lower offers.
Gains| There were no securities advancing based on prices last traded.
Losses| At the close of trading, Prestige Holdings closed at $10.75, with a loss of 5 cents trading 10,000 shares and Scotiabank lost 1 cent, closing last at $58.05 with 66 units exchanged.
Firm Trades| The last traded prices of securities and the volume traded unchanged at the close of trading are Angostura Holdings closed at $15.24 while exchanging 5,000 stock units, Clico Investment traded 6,001 shares at $21.51, First Citizens held firm at $32 with 1,372 units, National Flour Mills exchanged 600 units at $2. Republic Financial Holdings exchanged 134 units at $101.90, Sagicor Financial remained at $8.15 with trades of 3,565 shares and Trinidad & Tobago NGL closed at $23 with 34,847 shares valued at $801,513.

Junior market suffers big fall – Friday

Starbucks one of the brands Express Catering will sell at the Montego Bay Airport.

The Junior Market Index suffered a big fall of 52.63 points on Friday to close at 2,906.77 and down 192.13 points or 6 percent for September due mainly to a fall of 42 cent in the price of Express Catering.
Trading ended on Friday with 21 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 1,889,929 units valued at $9,948,506 compared to 538,080 units valued at $2,509,546 on Thursday.
At the close of market activities, at of 8 securities advanced with the last price, 6 declined and 7 remained with prices unchanged.
Trading ended with an average of 89,997 units for an average of $473,738 in contrast to 29,893 units for an average of $139,419 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 116,176 units valued at $538,652 compared to $117,485 valued at $541,898 previously. In contrast, August closed with average of 234,437 units valued at $1,295,260 for each security traded.
Trading ended with the market sentiments looking positive for Monday trading activity as 7 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 1 with lower offers.
At the close of the market the volume of stocks units changing hands and their last traded price are: Access Financial trading at $42, with 3,068 shares, AMG Packaging falling 30 cents to $3.20, with 69,088 units. Elsewhere, CAC 2000 finished at $7, with 96,192 stocks units, Caribbean Cream ended trading 10 cents higher at $6, with 49,816 shares, Caribbean Flavours ended 40 cents higher at $12, with 20,800 shares, Caribbean Producers gained 15 cents to $3.75, with 70,025 units, Dolphin Cove traded 49 cents higher at $17.49, with 5,144 stocks units, Eppley 10% preference share ended with a loss of 5 cents at $6.55, trading 396,000 units. Express Catering closed with a loss of 42 cents at $4, with 15,440 stock units, General Accident traded 14 cents higher at $2.74, with 76,990 shares, Jamaican Teas finished with a loss of 10 cents at $3.90, with 14,003 stocks units changing hands, Jetcon Corporation closed at $4.50, with 176,657 units, Key Insurance concluded trading at $4.25, with 36,935 stocks shares, Knutsford Express rose 9 cents to $14.89, with 300 shares, Lasco Distributors ended with a loss of 8 cents at $6.30, with 237,602 units, Lasco Financial traded 2 cents higher at $4.02, with 58,760 stocks units. Lasco Manufacturing concluded trading at $3.80, with 216,256 shares, Main Event closed 25 cents higher at $5.25, with 22,653 units, Paramount Trading ended with a loss of 1 cent at $2.70, exchanging 1,000 shares, Stationery and Office finished at $4.80, with 323,000 stocks units and tTech finished with a loss of 50 cents at $7.05, with 200 stocks changing hands.
The bid and offer volumes for some securities have not been updated and are reported as they were at the close on Thursday, these are mostly Main Event except Medical Disposables down to Eppley preference shares.