Only 8 securities traded in Trinidad

Only 8 securities traded on the Trinidad Stock Exchange on Thursday, 1 advanced, 1 declined and 6 traded firm resulting in a total of 33,413 units changing hands, valued at $1,796,156. At the close of the market, the Composite Index rose 0.01 points to close at 1,146.53, the All T&T Index edged up 0.02 points to close at 1,962.10 and the Cross Listed Index remained at 43.38.
TTSE 30-10-14 Gains| Trinidad Cement inched up a cent to $2.02 while trading 1,000 shares to be the sole stock to gain in price.
Declines| The only stock declining at the end of trading is Scotiabank with 1,000 shares, fell 1 cent to close at $57.99 to a new 52 weeks’ low.
Firm Trades| Stocks closing with prices unchanged at the end of trading are, Agostini’s traded 284 shares at $17.34, Clico Investment Fund with 9,160 shares valued at $202,436 closed at $22.10, First Citizens Bank traded 869 shares to close at $36.75, Guardian Holdings contributed 3,100 shares to end at $13.50, National Commercial Bank with 6,000 shares closed at $1 and Republic Bank with 12,000 shares changing hands for a value of $1,449,000, ended at $120.75.
With results being released for the September quarter and the end of the year nearing, financial information may be forthcoming that could result in more interest in some of the stocks. The number of stocks with bids higher than their last sale prices is in keeping with the above.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator was showing a moderately bullish signal as had 6 stocks closed with bids higher than their last selling prices and 1 stock with the offer that was lower.

14 stocks traded on TTSE

Trading on the Trinidad Stock Exchange ended with 14 securities changing hands, of which 3 advanced, 1 declined and 10 traded firm with a total of 496,344 units, valued at $1,150,956. At the close of the market, the Composite Index lost 0.04 points to close at 1,146.52, the All T&T Index fell by 0.07 just points to close at 1,962.08 and the Cross Listed Index remained unchanged at 43.38.
Gains| Stocks increasing in price at the close are, Unilever Caribbean with a 4 cents gain to $64.15 after trading 133 units to close at a new 52 week’ high, National Commercial Bank with 450,000 shares changing hands for a value of $450,000 closed 2 cents higher at $1 and West Indian Tobacco put on 5 cents to end at $118.61 while trading 300 shares.
TTSE sum 29-10-14 Declines| The only stock declining at the end of trading is, One Caribbean Media added 4,235 shares valued at $106,383, falling 13 cents to end at $25.12.
Firm Trades| Stocks closing with prices unchanged at the end of trading are, Angostura Holdings with 8,137 shares valued at $101,713, traded at $12.50, Clico Investment Fund with 2,970 shares valued at $65,637 ended at $22.10, First Citizens Bank had 1,940 shares trading to end at $36.75, Guardian Holdings had 3,000 units trading at $13.50, Massy Holdings traded 2,134 shares at $68.55, National Enterprises 302 shares ended at $17.50, National Flour Mills 1,000 closed at $1.10, followed by Scotiabank traded 1,547 shares at $58 and Scotia Investments with a volume of 20,646 shares being traded at $1.40.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 4 stocks with the bid higher than their last selling prices and only 1 stock with the offer lower.

Republic trades big but Is Scotia bottoming?

Scotia logo Scotiabank traded nearly 30,000 shares on the Trinidad Stock Exchange on Tuesday, making it the fourth largest trade since 236,520 units were traded on May 22 at $70, just before the bank released its six months result, showing a sharp fall in profit for its second quarter. Prior to today’s trade, Scotia traded 200,069 units at $68.94, on July 9 and 40,719 shares on July 31, at $66.74 each.
The next closest volume, was a trade of 25,042 units at $60.80, on September 25. The amount traded today has been on offer from October 24 at $58. The big question, is the end of the decline from $70 which started in May, coming to an end? At the close there was a bid to buy only 100 units at $57.50 and a small offer to sell 317 units at $58. The PE ratio of the stock is just over 16 times this year’s earnings, and is close to Republic Banks PE, suggesting that the decline may not have long to run, but buying ahead of the October year end results, may be tempered while the release is pending. Regardless, Investors should be putting this one on their Watch List, now that the price has declined a fair amount.
The Market closed with 14 securities changing hands of which 2 advanced, 3 declined and 9 traded firm, with a total of only 261,908 units, valued at $15,296,503, with Republic accounted for $12 million of the trade, down from Mondays $15.7 million.
At the close of the market, the Composite Index lost 0.62 points to close at 1,146.56, the All T&T Index fell by 1.25 points to close at 1,962.15 and the Cross Listed Index remained unchanged at 43.38.
Gains| Trinidad Cement had 3,949 shares trading, gained 1 cent to end at $2.01 and West Indian Tobacco climbed 4 cents to end the day at $118.56 while trading only 50 shares. The company announced an increased final dividend for 2014 of $1.39, up from $1.07 last year.
TTSE 28-10-14 Declines| The stocks declining at the end of trading are, Angostura Holdings that added 9,627 shares valued at $120,338 to end with a fall of 3 cents at $12.50, First Citizens Bank traded 6,519 shares to close with a loss of 5 cents at $36.75, Republic Bank with 100,076 shares changing hands for a value of $12,084,190, suffered a loss, of 35 cents to close at $120.75.
Firm Trades| Stocks closing with prices unchanged at the end of trading are, Ansa McAL with 3,525 shares to close at $66.15, Clico Investment Fund with 29,360 shares valued at $648,856 to end at $22.10, Guardian Holdings contributed 5,812 shares at $13.50, Jamaica Money Market Brokers with 50,000 shares being closed at 45 cents, Massy Holdings traded 386 shares at $68.55, One Caribbean Media with 1,150 units, closed at $25.25, Praetorian Property Mutual Fund traded 20,000 units to remain at $3.40, Prestige Holdings closed at $9.55 after trading 1,906 shares and Scotiabank contributed 29,548 shares with a value of $1,713,784 to end at $58.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 3 stocks with the bid higher than their last selling prices and 2 stocks with offers that were lower.

Investors spend $15.7m on Republic’s shares

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Republic_bank Trading on the Trinidad Stock Exchange on Monday, closed with Republic Bank accounting for $15.7 million worth of shares traded, but the stock price declined at the close. There were 14 securities changing hands on the first trading day of the week, 3 advanced in price, 5 declined and 6 traded firm, with a total of 665,955 units, valued at $19,599,985.
At the close of the market, the Composite Index declined by 0.47 points to close at 1,147.18, the All T&T Index fell 0.93 points to end at 1,963.40 and the Cross Listed Index remained unchanged at 43.38.
Gains| Stocks increasing in price at the close are, First Citizens Bank traded 1,665 shares and gained 4 cents to close at $36.80, One Caribbean Media increasing 13 cents to end the day at $25.25, in spite of a slight decline in earnings for the year to September of 3 percent to reach $57.8 million and 17.5 percent reduction in the September quarter to $18.4 million. Conversely, West Indian Tobacco gained 2 cents to land at $118.52, while 70 units traded. Profit before taxation for the nine months ended 30 September, climbed 13 percent to $436 million, over the corresponding period in 2013 and profit after tax for the nine months is $329 million, reflecting an increase of 16 percent over 2013. Profit after tax rose 9 percent in the September quarter over that of 2013 as revenues declined slightly.
TTSE sum 27-10-14 Declines| The stocks declining at the end of trading are, Angostura Holdings with 2,210 shares, declined by 2 cents to close at $12.53, National Enterprises contributed 39,978 shares with a value of $699,615, closing down 4 cents at $17.50, a 52 weeks’ low, National Commercial Bank with 401,176 shares changing hands for a value of $401,152 to end down 2 cents to 98 cents, National Flour traded 3,000 shares to close with the loss of 4 cents to $1.10, Republic Bank with 130,000 shares traded for $15,743,000 lost 10 cents to end at $121.10
Firm Trades| Stocks closing with prices unchanged at the end of trading are, ANSA McAL added 18,349 shares valued at $1,213,786 and closed at $66.15, Clico Investment Fund with 60,618 shares valued at $1,340,545 to end at $22.11, Guardian Holdings traded 3,167 shares to close $13.50, Jamaica Money Market Brokers had 500 shares changing hands at 45 cents, Massy Holdings traded 22 shares to close at $68.55, Trinidad Cement with 3,200 shares ended at $2.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 3 stocks with the bid higher than their last selling prices and only 1 stock with the offer that is lower.

Berger surges to the top

TTSE pot 24-10-14 Berger Paints surged to the top of the list of stocks on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange that should return the highest gains to investors, in the months ahead, with the potential to reach 500 percent.
Next in line is Trinidad Cement with 300 percent. Scotiabank has fallen to $58 from a high of $73.12 earlier this year. At the close of trading for the week, Scotiabank’s price seems set to decline further, with selling pressure still overwhelming buying interest, at the current price level. The decline so far has put the stock back in the list of top buys, with potential gain of 40 percent at the last traded price. The bank reported poor results in the first half of the fiscal year, but showed strong gains in the July quarter including good pick up in loans. This suggest that 2015 earnings should move up attractively, subject to continued growth in the loan portfolio. Importantly the PE has fallen in line with Republic Bank at around 16 times earnings and only slightly above the rest. Berger has surged based on the latest results, putting profit for the six months to September at $1.122 million, a big improvement over than the $240,000 earned in the 2013 period and almost ensuring that the full year’s earnings of $2.93 million to March this year, will be bettered by a good degree. TTSE PE chrt 24-10-14Berger’s profit improvement is flowing from reduced cost rather than sales growth. Sales fell slightly to $29.8 million for the half year, compared to $30.1 million in the 2013 period. IC Insider is forecasting $1.10 per share, around $6 million after tax for the current year.
Rounding out the top list of the stocks that virtually select themselves are, Sagicor Financial, Point Lisas, Guardian Holdings, National Flour Mills, Massy Holdings, First Citizens Bank, Ansa Merchant Bank, Republic Bank and Scotiabank.
The 2014 financial year for a number of the companies have ended in September, with more results to be released soon. Investors’ minds will start to focus on 2015 when the results for some of the companies will show improvement over 2014, making the stocks cheaper now than they are likely to be a few months from now when the results for 2015 starts to flow.
Trinidad Cement released their nine months results to September which point to earnings from continuing operations being 13 cents for the quarter and annualised at 52 cents per share. The agreement to supply Venezuela with 240,000 tonnes of clinker will help boost the group’s profit, while the contract is being satisfied. While debt is a negative, the present cash flow if continued, will see them out of danger within 3-4 years.
Overall the TTSE market average PE is at 14.4 with 12 stocks above this levels and 10 stocks below.

Scotiabank drops set for more decline

BNS -Consprng In trading on the Trinidad Stock Exchange on Friday, Scotiabank drops to $58, with continuing selling pressure at the end of trading that seems set to push the price down further. At the close of the market 15 securities changed hands, of which 5 advanced, 4 declined and 6 traded firm, ending with a total of 378,604 units rading, valued at $12,047,355.
At the conclusion of trading, the Composite Index lost 0.79 points to close at 1,147.65, the All T&T Index fell by 1.50 points to close at 1,964.33 and the Cross Listed Index fell by a mere 0.01 points to end at 43.38.
Gains| Stocks increasing in price at the close are, Angostura Holdings that traded 400 shares, closed with a gain of 4 cents to end at $12.55, Ansa Merchant Bank traded 78 units while adding a cent to close at new 52 weeks’ high of $39.41, Massy Holdings traded 23,613 shares valued at $1,618,907 to close with a gain of 1 cent at $68.56. Sagicor Financial Corporation with 100,000 shares changing hands for a value of $624,295 and ended up 5 cents at $6.25 and West Indian Tobacco gained 18 cents to end the day at $118.50 with 1,500 shares.
Declines| The stocks declining at the end of trading are, Point Lisas Industrial Port Development with 119 units, closed a cent lower at $4, while Republic Bank added 30,000 shares valued at $3,636,000 to close at $121.20 with a 5 cents decline, Scotiabank dropped 49 cents to close at a new 52 weeks’ low of $58, Scotia Investments traded 18,000 units to close 5 cents lower at $1.40.
TTSE 24-10-14 f Firm Trades| Stocks closing with prices unchanged at the end of trading are, ANSA McAL with a volume of 50,000 shares being traded for $3,307,500 to close at $66.15, Clico Investment Fund with 82,431 shares valued at $1,821,725 ended at $22.10, First Citizens Bank traded 3,188 shares to close at $36.76, Guardian Holdings traded 20,000 shares at $13.50, Grace Kennedy with 12,765 units closed at $3.85 and Jamaica Money Market Brokers contributed 30,000 shares to end at 45 cents.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 2 stocks with the bid higher than their last selling prices and 2 stocks with offers that were lower.

5 stocks up only 1 falls on TTSE

With power outage disrupting trading on Wednesday, 11 securities changed hands on the Trinidad Stock Exchange, 5 of which advanced, 1 declined and 5 traded firm, with a total of 237,325 units, valued at $7,058,629.
TTSE 22-10-14At the close of the market, the Composite Index closed unchanged at 1,148.44, the All T&T Index fell by just 0.01 point to close at 1,965.83 and the Cross Listed Index remained at 43.39.
Gains| Stocks increasing in price at the close are, Clico Investment Fund with 50,000 shares valued at $1,104,462 to advance 4 cents to $22.10, First Citizens Bank traded 2,655 shares at $36.76, to close with a gain of 2 cents, Point Lisas that traded 81 shares to close with a gain of 1 cent at $4.01, Trinidad Cement with 116,152 shares changing hands, for a value of $232,304, increased 6 cents to end at $2 and West Indian Tobacco ended trading at $118.32 up 6 cents with 1,925 shares traded.
Declines| Massy Holdings traded 150 shares to close with a 1 cent loss at $68.55.
Firm Trades| Stocks closing with prices unchanged at the end of trading are, ANSA McAL with 5,000 shares at $66.15 valued at $330,750, Guardian Holdings contributed 9,193 shares with a value of $124,105 to close at $13.50, while Jamaica Money Market Brokers had 5,000 units changing hands at 45 cents, Republic Bank with 40,039 shares traded for $4,854,613 at $121.25 and Sagicor Financial Corporation added 6,630 shares at $6.20.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 4 stocks with the bid higher than their last selling prices and 4 stocks with offers that were lower.

Only one stock gained on TTSE

Trading on the Trinidad Stock Exchange ended with 12 securities changing hands of which only 1 advanced, 4 declined and 7 traded firm, with a total of 1,090,313 units, valued at $5,882,245.
TTSE sum 21-10-14At the close of the market, the Composite Index lost 0.47 points to close at 1,148.44, the All T&T Index fell 0.65 points to close at 1,965.84 and the Cross Listed Index fell 0.04 points to end at 43.39.
Gains| The sole stock increasing in price at the close is, Clico Investment Fund with 95,399 shares, valued at $2,104,502 as the price advanced by 1 cent, to end at $22.06.
Declines| The stocks declining at the end of trading are, National Commercial Bank with 484,384 shares changing hands for a value of $484,385 and ended at $1, National Enterprises lost 1 cent to close at $17.54 with 1,000 shares, Republic Bank lost 25 cents to close at $121.25 and Sagicor Financial Corporation traded 2,285 units at $6.20 after losing 5 cents.
Firm Trades| Stocks closing with prices unchanged at the end of trading are, First Citizens Bank with 1,774 shares to close at 36.74, Grace Kennedy contributed 44,088 shares with a value of $169,739 and closed at $3.85, while Guardian Holdings added 25,197 shares valued at $340,160 to end at $13.50, Jamaica Money Market Brokers with 404,755 shares traded for $182,140, closed at 45 cents, Massy Holdings traded 24,257 shares valued at $1,663,060, to close at $68.56, National Flour Mills with only 167 shares closed at $1.18 and One Caribbean Media traded just 100 units to close at $25.12.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 4 stocks with the bid higher than their last selling prices and 4 stocks with offers that were lower.

7 stocks rose on TTSE

Trading on the Trinidad Stock Exchange ended with 16 securities changing hands of which 7 advanced, 4 declined and 5 traded firm with a total of 331,788 units, valued at $4,120,839.
TTSE sum 20-10-14 rvAt the close of the market, the Composite Index rose 0.60 points to close at 1,148.91, the All T&T Index rose 0.15 points to close at 1,966.49 and the Cross Listed Index increased by 0.14 points to end at 43.43.
Gains| Stocks increasing in price at the close are, First Citizens Bank traded 761 shares to close with a gain of 2 cents to end at $36.74, Grace Kennedy contributed 55,912 shares with a value of $211,370, to close at $3.85, up by 10 cents, Guardian Holdings traded 22,500 units to close at $13.50, National Commercial Bank added 50,000 shares valued at $50,500 and closed at $1.01 to gain a cent, Sagicor Financial Corporation with a volume of 60,085 shares traded for $374,653 and closed at $6.25 in gaining 6 cents, Trinidad Cement with 95,656 shares changing hands for a value of $184,626 the price rose 8 cents to end the day at $1.94 and West Indian Tobacco traded 15,000 units valued at $1,773,900 to end 3 cents up, at $118.26
Declines| The stocks declining at the end of trading are, Berger Paints traded 1,000 units closed at $3.61, down 4 cents National Enterprises lost, 5 cents to close at $17.55 when trading 1,044 shares, One Caribbean Media traded 2,991 units at 8 cents down to $25.12 and Scotiabank with just 200 shares ended down a cent at a new 52 weeks’ low at $58.49.
Firm Trades| Stocks closing with prices unchanged at the end of trading are, ANSA Mcal 200 shares ended trading at $66.15, Clico Investment Fund with 6,932 shares valued at $152,851 to end at $22.05, Massy Holdings with 13,007 shares at $68.56, Prestige Holdings with 2,500 shares at $9.55 and L.J. Williams B 4,000 shares at 90 cents.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 4 stocks with the bid higher than their last selling prices and 2 stocks with offers that were lower.

Scotia sinks again more coming – TTSE

SCot Bnk sign Friday’s trading on the Trinidad Stock Exchange was negatively affected by a drop in the price to $58.50. The stock which has fallen from a high of $72 seems set to decline further, based on the closing bid which is weak, with only 100 shares on the bid at $57.50 and 4,982 units on the offer to sell at $58.50.
In overall trading, there were 10 securities changing hands, of which 3 advanced, 3 declined and 4 traded firm, with 255,055 units being dealt in, valued at $4,441,512.
At the close of the market, the Composite Index lost 1.73 points to close at 1,148.31, the All T&T Index declined by 3.38 points to close at 1,966.34 and the Cross Listed Index remained at 43.29.
Gains| Stocks increasing in price at the close are, Angostura Holdings trading 90 shares to close with a gain of 1 cent to end at $12.51, First Citizens Bank with a volume of 3,054 shares traded for $112,142 to close at $36.72 with a gain of 2 cents and West Indian Tobacco contributing 2,264 shares with a value of $267,673 and gained a cent, at $118.23.
TTSE -17-10-14 Declines| Stocks declining at the end of trading are, Grace Kennedy with 500 shares, fell a cent to $3.75, One Caribbean Media with 106,757 shares changing hands for a value of $2,682,529, lost 2 cents to end at $25.20 and Scotiabank traded 200 shares and lost 98 cents to close at $58.50.
Firm Trades| Stocks closing with prices unchanged at the end of trading are, Clico Investment Fund with 21,400 shares valued at $472,032, closed at $22.05, National Flour Mills 414 shares ended at $1.18, Sagicor Financial Corporation 6.5% US$ preference share, traded 120,000 units at US$1.13 and Unilever Caribbean with 376 units closed at $64.11.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 5 stocks with the bid higher than their last selling prices and 3 stocks with offers that were lower.