All 3 TTSE stock indices rise – Monday

Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange Head Quarters

Trading on Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange ended on Monday with trading in 14 securities against 15 on Friday, with 3 advancing, 4 declining and 7 remaining unchanged leading gains in all market indices.
Market activity ended with one stock ended at 52 weeks’ closing high as 203,230 shares valued at $1,737,939 changing hands, compared to 366,114 shares valued at $2,694,047, on Friday.
At the close the Composite Index rose 1.09 points to 1,232.01, the All T&T Index added 0.22 points to 1,711.96 and the Cross Listed Index gained 0.27 points to close at 101.10.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the close of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows market sentiment with 3 stocks ending with higher bids than the last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
Stocks with Gains| Guardian Holdings concluded trading of 10,696 units after rising 5 cents to $16.55, NCB Financial Group added 1 cent and settled at $5.66, after exchanging 5,000 shares and Republic Financial Holdings gained 5 cents and ended trading at a 52 weeks’ high of $103, after exchanging 1,200 shares.
Stocks Losses| Clico Investments traded with a loss of 6 cents and ended at $19.94, with 23,050 stock units changing hands, First Citizens closed with a loss of 1 cent and settled at $35, after exchanging 2,963 shares, National Flour shed 4 cents and completed trading at $1.75, with 5,000 units and Unilever Caribbean lost 10 cents and ended at $26.90, with 50 stock units changing hands.
Firm Trades| Calypso Macro Index Fund traded 314 shares at $15.74, Grace Kennedy ended at $2.90, with 66,687 stock units changing hands, Massy Holdings closed at $46.90, after exchanging 281 shares, One Caribbean Media concluded trading of 796 shares at $12.29, Sagicor Financial ended at $7.50, with 65,393 stock units changing hands, Scotiabank completed trading of 900 units at $65.02 and Trinidad Cement ended at $2.90, after exchanging 20,900 shares.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

2 TTSE stocks rise 3 fall – Friday

Republic Financial Holdings closes at 52 weeks’ high.

Trading on Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange ended on Friday with 366,114 shares valued at $2,694,047 changing hands, compared to 344,130 shares valued at $3,881,434, on Thursday.
Market activity ended with 15 securities changing hands compared to 12 trading on Friday and the market closed with 2 recording gains, 3 losses and 10 ending with prices unchanged. At the close of trading one stock ended at 52 weeks’ closing high.
At the close the Composite Index lost 0.20 points on Friday to 1,230.92, the All T&T Index declined 0.40 points to 1,711.74 and the Cross Listed Index remained unchanged at 100.83 points.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the close of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows market sentiment with 4 stocks ending with higher bids than the last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
Stocks with Gains| First Citizens rose 1 cent and ended at $35.01, after exchanging 1,228 shares and Republic Financial Holdings closed with a gain of 3 cents and completed trading at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $102.95, after exchanging 1,845 shares.
Stocks Losses| One Caribbean Media shares fell 7 cents and completed trading at $12.29, after exchanging 20,831 shares, Trinidad & Tobago NGL share fell 1 cent and ended at $30, after exchanging 40,150 shares and Trinidad Cement shed 5 cents and completed trading at $2.90, after exchanging 100 shares.
Firm Trades| Clico Investments settled at $20, with 2,381 stock units changing hands, Grace Kennedy closed at $2.90, trading 253,750 shares, Guardian Holdings concluded trading at $16.50, with 3,000 units, JMMB Group completed trading at $1.75, after exchanging 31,000 shares, Massy Holdings completed trading of 370 shares at $46.90, Point Lisas settled at $3.70, with 223 stock units changing hands, Prestige Holdings concluded trading of 200 units at $10, Sagicor Financial settled at $7.50, with 10,912 stock units changing hands, Scotiabank closed at $65.02, with 15 units and West Indian Tobacco concluded trading at $87.99, with 109 units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

JSE end at a new close – Thursday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange took another sizable jump to end at a record close on Thursday as advancing stocks out-numbered declining stocks in continuation of the market’s record bull run.
At the close trading, the All Jamaican Composite Index jumped 2,217.67 points to 346,695.82 and the JSE Index climbed 2,020.55 points to end at a record close at 315,879.03.
Trading in the main market ended with 7,873,698 units valued at $335,479,879 compared to 3,458,733 units valued at $66,593,492 on Wednesday.
Market activities resulted in 28 securities trading including 2 in the US dollar market compared to 27 securities trading on Wednesday. At the end of trading, the prices of 12 stocks rose, 8 declined and 8 traded unchanged, including Grace Kennedy trading at an intraday high of $58 and Mayberry Investments trading at an all-time high of $9 before pulling back at the close.
The day’s volume was led by, Grace Kennedy with 5,253,678 units accounting for 66.72 percent of the main market volume, followed by Carreras with 899,233 units or just 11.42 percent of the day’s volume and JMMB Group 7.50% preference share with 500,000 units and 6.35 percent of the day’s volume.
Major price changes| Grace Kennedy jumped $1.01 to finish at a record high of $58.05, JMMB Group rose 40 cents ended at $29.50, trading 13,087 shares. Mayberry Investments climbed $1.60 to end a record closing high of $9 trading just 1,000 shares, Kingston Wharves finished at $52, after falling 50 cents with 3,842 stock units NCB Financial Group gained 60 cents and ended trading at $104.80, trading 27,159 shares, Sagicor Real Estate Fund rose 50 cents and settled at $14.50 exchanging 3,300 shares, Sterling Investments gained 40 cents to $14.50 after 68,200 shares traded, Scotia Group traded 351,092 units and gained $1.30 to end at $52.80 and Seprod added 99 cents to finish trading at $34, with an exchange of just 750 shares.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 5,754 units valued at US$5,330 as JMMB Group 6% preference share completed trading of 16,500 stock units and rose 1 cent to end at $1.05, Proven Investments fell 1 cent and closed at 19 US cents trading 3,200 shares. The JSE USD Equities Index closed unchanged at 154.43
Trading resulted in an average of 302,835 units valued at an average of $12,903,072 for each security traded. In contrast to 138,349 units for an average of $2,663,740 on Wednesday. For the month to date an average of 185,362 shares valued at an average of $5,398,127 versus 157,082 shares valued at an average of $2,241,849 on Wednesday. July closed with an average of 169,022 units valued at $3,514,756, for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 closing with lower offers.

3 TTSE stocks each rise & fall – Thursday

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Republic Bank traded at a 52 weeks’ high of $102.92.

Trading on Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange ended on Thursday with 344,130 shares valued at $3,881,434 changing hands, compared to 214,080 shares valued at $2,940,696, on Wednesday.
Market activity ended with 12 securities changing hands compared to 17 trading on Thursday, and the market closed with 3 recording gains, 3 losses and 6 ending with prices unchanged. At the close of trading two stocks ended at 52 weeks’ closing highs and one at a low.
At the close the Composite Index lost 0.14 points on Thursday to 1,231.12, the All T&T Index added 0.05 points to 1,712.14 and the Cross Listed Index lost 0.04 points to 100.83.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the close of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows market sentiment with 2 stocks ending with higher bids than the last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
Stocks with Gains| Republic Financial Holdings concluded trading of 474 shares and gained 4 cents and ended at a 52 weeks’ high of at $102.92, Scotiabank added 1 cent in completing trading at $65.02, after exchanging 5,800 units and Trinidad & Tobago NGL increased 27 cents and settled at a 52 weeks’ high of $30.01, after exchanging 8,879 shares.
Stocks Losses| First Citizens closed with a loss of 1 cent at $35, after exchanging 1,516 shares,

National Enterprises shed 50 cents and ended at a 52 weeks’ low of $9, with 2,310 stock units changing hands and West Indian Tobacco lost 1 cent and completed trading at $87.99, with 2,497 units.
Firm Trades| Ansa Merchant settled at $40, after exchanging 1,000 shares, Clico Investments ended at $20, with 34,595 stock units changing hands, First Caribbean International Bank completed trading 200 units at $8.49, National Flour ended trading 2,500 units at $1.79, One Caribbean Media concluded market activity at $12.36, after exchanging 6,000 shares and Sagicor Financial ended at $7.50, with 278,359 stock units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

TTSE stock prices steady again – Wednesday

Trading on Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange ended on Wednesday with 214,080 shares valued at $2,940,696 changing hands, compared to 93,130 shares valued at $2,269,792, on Tuesday but closed without any price change.
Market activity ended with 17 securities trading and based on the last traded price none recording a change at the close, while 12 traded on Wednesday.
At the close the Composite Index lost 2.22 points on Wednesday to 1,231.26, the All T&T Index dropped 6.72 points to 1,712.09 and the Cross Listed Index rose 0.33 points to 100.87.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the close of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows market sentiment with 4 stocks ending with higher bids than the last selling prices and 6 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Angostura Holdings completed trading of 100 shares to close at $15.75, Ansa McAl settled at $57, exchanging 445 units, Calypso Macro Index Fund traded 3,250 units at $15.95, Clico Investments completed trading at $20, with 3,596 stock units changing hands, First Caribbean International Bank settled at $8.49, exchanging 72,500 units, First Citizens concluded market activity at $35.01, after exchanging 1,982 shares, Grace Kennedy completed trading at $2.80, with 10,463 stock units changing hands, Guardian Holdings settled at $16.60, with 2,787 units, Massy Holdings ended at $46.90, after exchanging 7,330 shares, National Enterprises completed trading of 5,600 stock units at $9.50, One Caribbean Media ended at $12.36, after exchanging 9,512 shares, Point Lisas completed trading at $3.70, with 100 stock units changing hands, Republic Financial Holdings closed at $102.88, after exchanging 1,030 shares, Sagicor Financial completed trading at $7.50, with 69,959 stock units changing hands, Scotiabank settled at $65.01, with 3,534 units, Trinidad & Tobago NGL ended at $29.74, after exchanging 21,780 shares and Unilever Caribbean completed trading 112 stock units at $27.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

JSE takes breather from record run – Wednesday

Mayberry Investments hit an all time high of $9 on Wednesday.

The Jamaica Stock Exchange took a break from ending at record close on Wednesday but advancing stocks just out-numbered decliners but the indices close lower.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index declined by 926.88 points to 344,478.15 and the JSE Index dipped 844.49 points to close at 313,858.48.
Trading in the main market ended with 3,458,733 units valued at over $66,593,492 compared to 3,687,476 units valued at over $83,983,141, on Tuesday.
Market activities resulted in 27 securities trading including 2 in the US dollar market compared to 33 securities trading on Tuesday. At the end of trading, the prices of 11 stocks rose, 9 declined and 7 traded unchanged, including Grace Kennedy trading at an intraday high of $58 and Mayberry Investments trading at an all-time high of $9.
The day’s volume was led by, Sagicor Group with 898,949 units accounting for 25.99 percent of the main market volume, followed by 1834 Investments with 624,732 units, 18.06 percent of the day’s volume and Radio Jamaica with 498,490 units and 14.41 percent of the day’s volume.
Major price changes| Caribbean Cement jumped $2.30 to finish at $43.50, with 29,172 shares, Jamaica Broilers rose 55 cents to $25.50, with 48,642 stock units trading, JMMB Group fell $1 to end at $29.10, trading 37,485 shares. Mayberry Investments rose 29 cents to end $7.40 trading 68,254 shares, Salada Foods ended trading at $16.50, with 35,500 stock units, Scotia Group traded 351,092 units and gained $1.30 to end at $52.80, Seprod added $1 and finished trading at $33.01, with an exchange of just 277 shares and Supreme Ventures ended at $15.80, with 115,692 shares after rising by 30 cents.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 5,754 units valued at US$5,330 as JMMB Group 6 percent preference share completed trading of 4,300 stock units and fell 1 cent to end at $1.04, Productivity Business Solution closed at 59 US cents trading 1,454 shares. The JSE USD Equities Index closed unchanged at 154.43.
Trading resulted in an average of 138,349 units valued at an average of $2,663,740 for each security traded. In contrast to 122,916 units for an average of $2,799,438 on Tuesday. For the month to date an average of 157,082 shares valued at an average of $2,241,849 versus 162,724 shares valued at an average of $2,114,773 on Tuesday. July closed with an average of 169,022 units valued at $3,514,756, for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 3 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 closing with lower offers.

AJ Index new record of 345,405 points – Tuesday

The All Jamaican Composite Index of the Jamaica Stock Exchange traded at an intraday record high of 347,551.83 in the morning session but drifted lower to close just above 345,000 points for the second day in a row.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index gained 354.82 points to end at a record close of 345,405.03 and the JSE Index advanced by 323.28 points to end at a record close of 314,702.97.
Trading in the main market ended with 3,687,476 units valued at over $83,983,141 compared to 4,818,830 units valued at $56,754,894, on Friday.
Market activities resulted in 33 securities trading including 3 in the US dollar market compared to 29 securities trading on Friday. At the end of trading, the prices of 11 stocks rose, 12 declined and 10 traded unchanged.
The day’s volume was led by, Scotia Group with 841,089 units for 22.81 percent of the main market volume, followed by Carreras with 764,451 units or 20.73 percent of the day’s volume and Radio Jamaica ended with 547,000 units and accounting for 14.83 percent of the day’s volume.
Major price changes| Berger Paints traded 8,650 shares with a gain of 74 cents to close at $20, Caribbean Cement lost 30 cents and finished at $41.20, with 171,284 shares, Grace Kennedy jumped $1.05 to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $57.05, trading with 122,139 shares, NCB Financial Group climbed $3 ended trading 45,133 shares, at $104, with 1834 Investments lost 15 cents traded at a 52 weeks’ low of 90 cents, with 18,000 shares. Mayberry Investments declined $1.14 to end $7.11 trading 24,638 shares, PanJam Investment concluded trading of 4,384 shares at $51.25, after slipping $1.30, Portland JSX climbed $1 and ended at $9, exchanging 20,000 units, Sagicor Real Estate Fund fell 50 cents to settle at $14.00, with 1,000 shares, Scotia Group traded 841,089 units and fell $1.50 to end at $51.50, Seprod lost 49 cents and finished trading at $32.01, with 2,500 shares. Sterling Investments gained 60 cents and closed at $14.10, with 13,727 shares, Supreme Ventures lost 30 cents and ended at $15.50, with 65,275 shares trading.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 154,010 units valued at US$128,075 as JMMB Group 6% preference share completed trading of 115,000 stock units and gained 1 cent to end at $1.05, Proven Investments added 1 cent and closed at 20 US cents trading 38,800 shares and Sygnus Credit closed 10 US cents in trading 210 shares. The JSE USD Equities Index lost 0.71 points and closed at 154.43
Trading resulted in an average of 122,916 units valued at an average of $2,799,438 for each security traded. In contrast to 185,340 units for an average of $2,182,881 on Friday. For the month to date an average of 162,724 shares valued at an average of $2,114,773 versus 185,258 units traded for an average of $1,727,278 on Friday. July closed with an average of 169,022 units valued at $3,514,756, for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.

Grace set to make big price leap

Grace Kennedy traded at a 52 weeks’ high on JSE on Friday..

The Jamaica stock market is at an interesting stage, with supply of many stocks offered for sale, getting more scarce by the day, while interest rates are at their lowest levels in Jamaica’s history but are most are valued  at levels when interest rates were in the teens.
The main market has gained 8,387.30 points in July, and is now a record high as of Friday with gains of 9,486.57 since the start of July, thus mirroring the start of the usual summer rally on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, while the Junior Market continues to bounce and is now at a 9 months’ high.
Liquidity is very high and forcing interest rates lower as investors try to place funds on hands. As liquidity rise in the market supply of stocks is on the decline. Some of stock with scarce supplies include Grace Kennedy that has just one offer priced at $80 when the market closed on Friday, NCB Financial that is now trading over $100 is not far behind with limited offers. It has been years that the supply of Grace stock has been this low and suggest a big upward price move.

The All Jamaica Composite index now braking out of a narrow upward sloping channel going back to November 2017.

Berger Paints, Caribbean Cement, JMMB Group, Kingston Wharves, PanJam Investment, Sagicor Group, Seprod and Scotia Group with only 362,000 units on offer are amongst some that have very limited supplies being offered for sale on the market. But the main market is not the only segment with limited supplies.Over in the Junior market where demand is not as great as in 2017, supplies are limited for many of the listings. The list includes, Blue Power, Caribbean Flavours, Cargo Handlers, Derrimon Trading, Express Catering, Caribbean Cream, Medical Disposables and Stationery and Office Supplies. Caribbean Producers closed trading at $5.80 at the end of the previous week and ended this past week at $6.22 and may well go higher this coming week as it closed with a bid at $6.20. A number of these stocks could lead the break out of the markets in a big way when investors on a whole come to the realization that with interest rates now below 2 percent,

Medical Disposables profit jumps 49 percent before foreign exchange loss in Q1.

that the old accepted PE ratio of 10 being reasonable to value stocks, is no longer accepted and that ratios of 20 to 30 will become the norm going forward. Investors only need to look at stocks in in Trinidad and Tobago where PEs have been in the 20 level for years to understand where we will be heading in the not too distant future.
The main market continues to be steered higher by an upward sloping support line as well the 45 and 125 day moving averages, lending support just below the index and the Junior Market that is at a 9 month high, is being steered by an upward rising long term support line and the start of a golden cross.

Record 345,208 points close for AJI – Friday

Chart showing the All Jamaica Composite Index in upward move from December 2017 and now at the highest closing level ever.

The All Jamaican Composite Index of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed above 345,000 points for the first time ever but fell short of the record high of 345,208.15 reached in the early morning session on Thursday.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index gained 980.10 points to end at a record close of 345,050.21 and the JSE Index advanced by 892.98 points to a record close at 314,379.69. The move on Friday is the fifth straight record close for the market since the previous week Friday.
Trading in the main market ended with 4,818,830 units valued at $56,754,894, compared to 4,999,824 units valued at $34,788,166 on Thursday.
Market activities resulted in 29 securities trading including 3 in the US dollar market compared to 31 securities trading on Thursday. At the end of trading, the prices of 9 stocks rose, 9 declined and 11 traded unchanged.
The day’s volume was led by, Jamaica Stock Exchange trading 1,993,806 shares for 41.38 percent of the day’s traded volume Mayberry Equities closed trading with 469,705 units or 9.75 percent of shares trading and Radio Jamaica ended trading with 389,089 units and accounting for 8.07 percent of the day’s volume.
Major price changes| Carreras traded 333,862 shares but lost 30 cents to close at $9, Caribbean Cement rose 49 cents and finished at $41.50, with 119,028 shares, Kingston Wharves concluded trading at $52.50, with 8,815 shares after gaining 40 cents. Mayberry Investments jumped $1.25 to a 52 weeks’ high of $8.25 trading 118,800 shares and after pulling back from $8.40 earlier in the day, PanJam Investment concluded trading of 7,340 shares at $52.55, after rising $1.55 and Scotia Group traded 349,178 units and rose 8 0 cents to end at $53.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 40,481 units valued at US$10,641 as JMMB Group 6 percent preference share completed trading of 3,000 stock units and fell 1 cents to end at $1.04, Productive Business Solution ended trading 1,000 shares to close at 59 US cents and Proven Investments closed at 19 US cents trading 36,481 shares. The JSE USD Equities Index close unchanged at 155.14.
Trading resulted in an average of 185,340 units valued at an average of $2,182,8811 for each security traded, in contrast to 185,179 units valued at an average of $1,288,451 on Thursday. For the month to date an average of 185,258 units traded for an average of $1,727,278. July closed with an average of 169,022 units valued at $3,514,756, for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 4 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.

Ansa & Witco push TTSE up – Friday

West Indian Tobacco recovers $3.51 it lost on Wednesday.

Ansa McAl jumped $2 to $57 while trading 286 shares and West Indian Tobacco gained 99 cents to end at $88 trading 4,768 units, helping in pushing the market indices higher at the close, in moderate trading on Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange, on Friday
Trading closed with 271,085 shares valued at $2,133,526 changing hands, compared to 572,318 shares at a value $2,427,732, on Thursday.
Market activity ended with 10 securities trading against 15 on Thursday, with 2 advancing, 3 declining and 5 remaining unchanged. At the close the Composite Index gained 2.82 points on Friday to 1,234.50, the All T&T Index jumped 8.20 points to 1,718.84 and the Cross Listed Index slipped 0.37 points to close at 100.82.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the close of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows market sentiment with 3 stocks ending with higher bids than the last selling prices and 6 with lower offers.
Losses| Grace Kennedy concluded trading with a loss of 10 cents at $2.80, with 120,000 stock units changing hands, Sagicor Financial traded with a loss of 10 cents at $7.50, with 78,768 stock units changing hands and Trinidad & Tobago NGL lost 15 cents and completed trading at $29.60, after exchanging 8,544 shares.
Firm Trades| Clico Investments concluded trading at $19.97, with 15,531 stock units changing hands, First Citizens completed trading at $35.01, after exchanging 1,500 shares, Massy Holdings settled at $46.90, after exchanging 436 shares, One Caribbean Media settled at $12.35, after trading 1,252 shares and Trinidad Cement settled at $2.95, after 40,000 shares changed hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.