Falling stocks dominate Trinidad exchange

Declining stocks were the dominant feature of the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange on Tuesday, with the volume of stocks traded declining 6 percent with a 28 percent higher value than on Monday resulting in 21 securities trading as was the case on Monday, with prices of five rising, 11 declining and five remaining unchanged.
Investors traded 427,294 shares for $3,122,309 versus 456,229 stock units at $2,445,836 on Monday. An average of 20,347 units were traded at $148,681 compared to 21,725 shares at $116,468 on Monday, with trading month to date averaging 53,426 shares at $477,266 versus 55,339 units at $496,275 on the previous day. The average trade for October amounts to 29,755 at $358,068.
The Composite Index declined 5.11 points to 1,310.46, the All T&T Index fell 9.69 points to 1,962.13 and the Cross-Listed Index slipped 0.03 points to settle at 85.82.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows three stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and none with a lower offer.
At the close, Agostini’s ended at $43 with 29 shares clearing the market, Angostura Holdings remained at $23.50 after exchanging 27 stocks, Ansa McAl shed $2.50 in ending at $47.50 after an exchange of 759 stock units. Ansa Merchant Bank fell $1.30 to close at $42.20 with the swapping of 1,000 units, Clico Investment Fund declined 70 cents to $29.05 while exchanging 17,410 stock units, First Citizens Group dipped 1 cent to $50 after the trading of 3,212 stocks. GraceKennedy slipped 1 cent to $4.79 after a transfer of 195 units, Guardian Holdings dropped 19 cents to end at $25.81, with 12,901 shares crossing the exchange, JMMB Group rallied 1 cent to close at $1.90 with an exchange of 18,247 stock units. L.J. Williams B share ended at $2.40 as 7,946 stocks passed through the market, Massy Holdings increased 14 cents to close at $4.65 in switching owners of 83,807 units, National Enterprises remained at $3.25, with 21,400 shares crossing the market. NCB Financial remained at $4.56 after an exchange of 225,343 stocks, Point Lisas popped 6 cents to end at $3.25 as investors exchanged 13,452 stock units, Prestige Holdings fell 1 cent in closing at $6.25 with a transfer of 414 shares. Republic Financial lost 58 cents to close at $139 after an exchange of 105 units, Scotiabank declined 50 cents to end at $77, with 279 stock units crossing the market, Trinidad & Tobago NGL dropped 75 cents to $21.25 with investors transferring 12,794 units. Trinidad Cement gained 5 cents in closing at $3.65 in trading 1,000 stocks, Unilever Caribbean shed 60 cents in ending at $13.18 after 150 shares changed hands and West Indian Tobacco rose 2 cents to close at $22 trading 6,824 stocks.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Volume jumps on the Jamaican Stock Exchange

Jamaican stocks enjoyed modest gains in trading on Monday as Guardian Holdings fell back to $500.  The Main Market index slipped as is the case with the Junior Market and the USD Market as the volume of stocks traded on Monday exceeded those on Friday but with a slightly lower value.
At the close, the Combined Market Index fell 884.22 points to 350.000.81. The JSE Main Index slipped 767.79 points to 337,292.65 while the All Jamaica Composite Index climbed 1,072.13 points to close at 382,7251.04, the Junior Market Index dipped 18.43 points to 3,851.82 and the JSE US dollar market shed 0.15 points to end at 223.91.
Trading ended with 18,030,693 shares changing hands, for a mere $136.97 million, compared with $150.4 million, with 9,674,872 shares traded in all markets on the previous day. The JSE USD market ended with the value of stocks traded amounting to US$5,077 from US$20,385 on Friday.
The market’s PE ratio ended at 22.7 based on 2021-22 earnings and 12.7 times those for 2022-23 at the close of trading.
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Trading jumps on Trinidad Stock Exchange

The volume of stocks traded surged by 665 percent on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange on Monday, with the value jumping 263 percent more than on Friday and resulted in the trading of 21 securities up from 16 on Friday, and ending with prices of nine stocks rising, four declining and eight remaining unchanged.
Investors traded 456,229 shares for $2,445,836 versus 59,653 stock units at $674,360 on Friday.
An average of 21,725 units were traded at $116,468 compared with 3,728 shares at $42,147 on Friday, with trading month to date averaging 55,339 shares at $496,275 versus 57,403 units at $519,596 on the previous trading day. The average trade for October ended at 29,755 at $358,068.
The Composite Index advanced 6.39 points to 1,315.57, the All T&T Index rallied 3.87 points to 1,971.82 and the Cross-Listed Index rose 1.27 points to 85.85.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows three stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one stock with a lower offer.
At the close, Agostini’s ended at $43, with just one share changing hands, Angostura Holdings dipped 1 cent in closing at $23.50 with an exchange of 12 stocks, Ansa McAl remained at $50 in exchanging ten stock units. Clico Investment Fund climbed 25 cents to $29.75 after trading 4,554 units, First Citizens Group gained 1 cent to close at $50.01 with 2,311 shares clearing the market, FirstCaribbean International Bank advanced 29 cents to close at $5.40 in trading 20 units. GraceKennedy remained at $4.80 as 60 stocks passed through the market, Guardian Holdings popped 14 cents to end at $26 after exchanging 94 stock units, Guardian Media ended at $2.99 in switching ownership of 40 units. JMMB Group remained at $1.89, with 2,005 stocks crossing the market, L.J. Williams B share increased 10 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $2.40 as investors exchanged 2,054 stock units, Massy Holdings rallied just 1 cent to $4.51 after a transfer of 55,499 shares. National Enterprises shed 1 cent to $3.25 with a transfer of 110,030 stocks, National Flour Mills rose 9 cents to end at $1.59 with the swapping of 20 shares, NCB Financial ended at $4.56 with investors transferring 264,940 stock units. Prestige Holdings ended at $6.26 after finishing the trading of 2,145 units, Republic Financial fell 41 cents to close at $139.58 in an exchange of 464 stocks, Scotiabank gained $1 in ending at $77.50 after an e exchange of 439 units. Trinidad & Tobago NGL climbed 50 cents to end at $22, with 11,521 shares crossing the exchange, Unilever Caribbean remained at $13.78 after trading five stock units and West Indian Tobacco lost 2 cents in ending at $21.98 after a mere five shares were exchanged.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

IPO closure lifts ICTOP10

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The Jamaica Stock Main Market recorded gains to close out the past week on a positive note, but the performance only resulted in moderate changes in prices of ICTOP10 Main Market stocks, the Junior Market Index was flat compared with the prior week but resulted in some sizable price changes with one stock dropping out of the TOP10 as the Initial Public offer of Regency Petroleum shares was oversubscribed and closed and liquidity started returning to the market.
Access Financial dropped out of the Junior Market TOP10 after rising 11 percent for the week in making way for Medical Disposables to return.
Unlike last week when seven Junior Market TOP10 stocks declined between 3 percent and 20 percent, with only one rising this week. Rising stocks dominated, with five gaining 3 percent or more while three declined. CAC2000 ordinary share fell 15 percent to $7.06, Iron Rock Insurance was down 5 percent to $2.18 and Dolphin Cove lost 3 percent to close at $13.13. In the Junior Market, Paramount Trading recovered some of last week’s loss by rising 13 percent to $1.71, Lasco Financial popped 11 percent to close at $3, while Elite Diagnostic rose 4 percent to $3.49.
The Main Market 10 had just two stocks rising for a second week and six declining between four and nine percent last week. This past week, four rose 2 percent and 3 percent.
At the end of the week, the average PE for the JSE Main Market TOP 10 is 5.7, well below the market average of 13.4. At the same time, the Junior Market Top 10 PE sits at 5.9 versus the market at 12, an important indicator of the level of undervaluation of the ICTOP10 stocks. The Junior Market is projected to rise by 246 percent and the Main Market TOP10, an average now of 269 percent, to May 2023.
The Junior Market has 12 stocks representing a third of the market, with PEs from 15 to 35, averaging 20 compared with the above average of the market. The top half of the market has an average PE of 17. This data shows the extent of potential gains that the TOP 10 stocks possess. The situation in the Main Market is similar, with the 16 highest valued stocks priced at a PE of 15 to 73, with an average of 24.7 and 21.7 excluding the highest valued one and 19 for the top half excluding the highest valued stock.
ICTOP10 focuses on likely yearly winners, accordingly, the list includes some of the best companies in the market but not always. ICInsider.com ranks stocks based on projected earnings, allowing investors to focus on the most undervalued stocks and helping to remove emotions in selecting stocks for investments that often result in costly mistakes.
IC TOP10 stocks are likely to deliver the best returns up to the end of May 2023 and are ranked in order of potential gains, computed using projected earnings for the current fiscal year. Expected values will change as stock prices fluctuate, resulting in weekly movements in and out of the lists. Revisions to earnings are ongoing, based on receipt of new information.

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Volume plunged on TTSE Friday

The Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange closed on Friday with a 96 percent plunge in the volume of stocks traded from Thursday’s level as the value dropped 95 percent, resulting in 16 securities trading compared with 20 on Thursday, with prices of four rising, five declining and seven remaining unchanged.
Investors traded just 59,653 shares for a mere $674,360 compared with 1,680,092 units at $14,416,020 on Thursday.
An average of 3,728 units were traded at $42,147 compared with 84,005 shares at $720,801 on Thursday, with trading month to date averaging 57,403 shares at $519,59  versus 60,038 units at $543,029 on the previous day. The average trade for October ended with 29,755 at $358,068.
The Composite Index increased 2.23 points to 1,309.18, the All T&T Index climbed 0.33 points to 1,967.95 and the Cross-Listed Index popped 0.60 points to close at 84.58.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows seven stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Agostini’s ended at $43 after 187 shares passed through the exchange, Angostura Holdings declined 49 cents to close at $23.51 trading 450 stocks, Ansa McAl remained at $50 after an exchange of 520 units. Ansa Merchant Bank advanced $1.30 to $43.50 with investors swapping 100 stock units, Calypso Macro Investment Fund ended at $22.15, with 25 stocks crossing the market, Clico Investment Fund fell 50 cents to $29.50 with a transfer of 9,246 shares. First Citizens Group dipped 5 cents to close at $50, with 2,335 stock units clearing the market, GraceKennedy gained 5 cents to $4.80 as investors exchanged 5,082 units, JMMB Group climbed 8 cents in closing at $1.89 while trading 5,227 stocks. Massy Holdings ended at $4.50 after a transfer of 32,805 shares, National Enterprises rallied 1 cent in closing at $3.26 after an exchange of 1,500 stock units, Prestige Holdings ended at $6.26 after 14 units crossed the market. Republic Financial remained at $139.99 with the swapping of 51 stocks, Scotiabank lost $1.40 to end at $76.50 and closed with 80 units changing hands, Trinidad & Tobago NGL shed 50 cents in ending at $21.50 with investors transferring 961 stock units and Unilever Caribbean remained at $13.78 after an exchange of 1,070 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Trading jumps on the Trinidad Exchange

Market activity climbed Thursday, with increased volume and value of stocks passing over the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange, with 120 percent rise in the volume of stocks traded as the value rose twice that on Wednesday, resulting in 20 securities trading the same as Wednesday, with prices of three rising, six declining and 11 remaining unchanged.
Investors traded 1,680,092 shares for $14,416,020 up from 763,837 stock units at $7,220,624 Wednesday. An average of 84,005 units were traded for $720,801 compared with 38,192 shares at $361,031 on Wednesday, with trading month to date averaging 60,038 shares at $543,029 versus 58,471 units at $531,410 on the previous day. The average trade for October amounts to 29,755 at $358,068.
The Composite Index rose 3.92 points to 1,306.95, the All T&T Index rallied 7.59 points to 1,967.62 and the Cross-Listed Index remained at 83.98.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows three stocks ended with a bid higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, Agostini’s remained at $43 after ten shares crossed the market, Angostura Holdings gained 50 cents in ending at $24 after a transfer of 1,656 stocks, Ansa McAl ended at $50 after trading six stock units. Calypso Macro Investment Fund remained at $22.15 with investors transferring 34 units, Clico Investment Fund ended at $30 in exchanging 79,072 stock units, First Citizens Group rose 4 cents to $50.05 in trading 1,328 units. FirstCaribbean International Bank remained at $5.11 with a transfer of 160 shares, GraceKennedy ended at $4.75 with 15,434 stocks crossing the exchange, JMMB Group remained at $1.81 with an exchange of 7,800 units. L.J. Williams B share ended at $2.30 in trading 12,958 stock units, Massy Holdings ended at $4.50 after an exchange of 1,500,007 stocks, National Enterprises dipped 1 cent to close at $3.25 after 200 shares changed hands. National Flour Mills shed 1 cent to end at $1.50 in switching ownership of 3,448 stocks, NCB Financial lost 2 cents to end at $4.56 as 2,725 shares passed through the market, Republic Financial rallied $3.99 in ending at $139.99 after exchanging 35,020 units. Scotiabank dropped 10 cents to $77.90 76, with stock units crossing the market, Trinidad & Tobago NGL declined $1 to close at $22 with 6,202 stock units clearing the market, Trinidad Cement remained at $3.60 after an exchange of 13,843 shares. Unilever Caribbean fell 1 cent to $13.78 with the swapping of 68 stocks and West Indian Tobacco remained at $22 as investors traded 45 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

More gains than losses on TTSE

Market activity picked up on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange on Wednesday, with a 60 percent jump in the volume of stocks traded as 21 percent more funds entered the market compared with trading on Tuesday and resulted in 20 securities trading up from 18 on Tuesday, with prices of seven rising, one declining and 12 remaining unchanged.
Investors exchanged 763,837 shares for $7,220,624, up from 478,325 shares for $5,985,979 on Tuesday.
An average of 38,192 shares were swapped for  $361,031 compared to 26,574 units at $332,554 on Tuesday, Trading month to date averages 58,471 shares at $531,410 versus 59,889 units at $543,325 on the previous day. The average trade for October amounts to 29,755 at $358,068.
The Composite Index gained 1.32 points to 1,303.03 the All T&T Index rallied 3.85 points to 1,960.03 and the Cross-Listed Index dipped 0.19 points to close at 83.98.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows three stocks ended with a bid higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close, Agostini’s rallied $1 to $43 after 43 shares were traded, Ansa McAl ended at $50 while exchanging ten stocks, Ansa Merchant Bank remained at $42.20, with 500 units clearing the market. Calypso Macro Investment Fund advanced 65 cents to $22.15, with ten stock units crossing the market, Clico Investment Fund increased 50 cents to end at $30 after exchanging 72,565 stocks, First Citizens Group ended at $50.01 with a transfer of 1,521 stock units. FirstCaribbean International Bank remained at $5.11 in trading 900 units, GraceKennedy ended at $4.75 after 150,000 shares changed hands, Guardian Holdings remained at $25.86, with 2,120 stocks crossing the market. JMMB Group declined 9 cents in closing at $1.81 after an exchange of 181 stock units, Massy Holdings gained 5 cents to close at $4.50 in switching owners of 463,793 shares, National Enterprises ended at $3.26 as 1,789 units passed through the market. National Flour Mills remained at $1.51, with 55 units changing hands, NCB Financial rose 2 cents to $4.58 after a transfer of 13,041 stock units, Point Lisas ended at $3.19 with investors transferring 630 shares. Republic Financial remained at $136 in an exchange of 29 stocks, Scotiabank popped 10 cents in closing at $78 with investors swapping 13,723 shares, Trinidad & Tobago NGL climbed 60 cents to $23 after trading 41,743 units. Trinidad Cement remained at $3.60 in an exchange of 503 stocks and West Indian Tobacco ended at $22 as investors traded 681 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Stocks gained in Trinidad

Rising stocks overpowered those declining at the close of market activity on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange on Tuesday, as 49 percent fewer shares were exchanged after 58 percent less funds passed through the market compared to Monday and resulting in 18 securities trading down from 21 on Monday and resulted in six stocks rising, two declining and ten remaining unchanged.
Investors exchanged 478,325 shares for $5,985,979, down from 932,857 stocks at $14,247,158 on Monday.
An average of 26,574 shares were traded at $332,554 compared to 44,422 units at $678,436 on Monday. Trading month to date averaged 59,889 shares at $543,325 versus 62,127 units at $557,481 on the previous day. Trading in October ended with an average of 29,755 shares at $358,068.
The Composite Index rose 1.98 points to close at 1,301.71, the All T&T Index increased 4.01  points to 1,956.18 and the Cross-Listed Index dipped 0.03 points to settle at 84.17.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows three stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one stock with a lower offer.
At the close, Ansa McAl ended at $50 with an exchange of 210 shares, Calypso Macro Investment Fund dropped 65 cents to end at $21.50 with investors transferring 571 stock units, Clico Investment Fund declined 50 cents in closing at $29.50 after the trading of 67,151 units. Endeavour Holdings increased 90 cents to $8 after a transfer of 100 stocks, First Citizens Group remained at $50.01, with 5,373 stock units changing hands, FirstCaribbean International Bank popped 5 cents to $5.11 in switching ownership of 1,700 units. GraceKennedy ended at $4.75 after an exchange of 3,587 shares, Guardian Holdings advanced 16 cents to close at $25.86 with the swapping of 4,500 stocks, Massy Holdings remained at $4.45 and closed after 267,249 stocks changed hands. National Flour Mills remained at $1.51, with 8,800 units crossing the market, NCB Financial ended at $4.56 as investors exchanged 49,490 stock units, Point Lisas ended at $3.19 with a transfer of 3,000 shares. Republic Financial remained at $136 in an exchange of 163 shares, Scotiabank rose 10 cents to close at $77.90 as 12,733 stocks were swapped by investors, Trinidad & Tobago NGL gained 40 cents to close at $22.40 with 49,318 units clearing the market. Trinidad Cement ended at $3.60 after exchanging 1,900 stock units, Unilever Caribbean climbed 77 cents in ending at $13.79 and trading 2,150 stocks and West Indian Tobacco remained at $22, with 330 shares crossing the market.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Trading jumps on Trinidad Exchange

Trading picked up sharply Market on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange on Monday, with a 126 percent rise in the volume of stocks traded that was valued 134 percent more than on Friday and resulted in 21 securities trading compared with 22 on Friday, with prices of seven rising, three declining and 11 remaining unchanged.
Investors traded 932,857 shares for $14,247,158 versus 413,093 stock units at $6,086,851 on Friday. An average of 44,422 units were traded at $678,436 compared with 18,777 shares at $276,675 on Friday, with trading month to date averaging 62,127 shares at $557,481 and tracking closely, the 63,632 units trading at $547,197 on the previous day. The average trade for October amounts to 29,755 at $358,068.
The Composite Index shed 5.14 points to end at 1,299.73, the All T&T Index dropped 10.76 points to 1,952.17 and the Cross-Listed Index rallied 0.12 points to settle at 84.20.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows two stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one stock with a lower offer.
At the close, Agostini’s dropped $1.01 in closing at $42 after 11,632 shares were exchanged, Angostura Holdings increased 25 cents to $23.50, with 200,045 stocks crossing the market, Ansa McAl shed $3.19 to end at $50 after an exchange of 1,084 stock units. Ansa Merchant Bank ended at $42.20 after trading 107 units, Clico Investment Fund remained at $30 with a transfer of 81,348 stock units, First Citizens Group remained at $50.01, with 6,948 shares changing hands. FirstCaribbean International Bank popped 1 cent in ending at $5.06 after investors swapped 600 units, Guardian Holdings advanced 9 cents to $25.70 with investors transferring 12,796 stocks, Guardian Media declined 1 cent in closing at $2.99 after exchanging 1,102 units. JMMB Group ended at $1.90 in an exchange of 2,630 shares, Massy Holdings climbed 3 cents to $4.45, with 252,582 stocks clearing the market, National Enterprises gained 5 cents in closing at $3.26, with 49,984 stock units crossing the exchange. National Flour Mills remained at $1.51, with 1,400 stocks passed through the market, NCB Financial ended at $4.56 while trading 171,110 stock units, One Caribbean Media ended at $3.69 as investors exchanged 990 units. Prestige Holdings rallied 36 cents to end at $6.26 trading 723 shares, Republic Financial remained at $136 with an exchange of 30 shares,Scotiabank ended at $77.80 with the swapping of 15,533 stocks. Trinidad & Tobago NGL rose 99 cents in ending at $22 and closed with 76,820 units changing hands, Unilever Caribbean remained at $13.02 while 346 stock units passed through the market and West Indian Tobacco ended at $22 in switching ownership of 45,047 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Regency, Lasco Financial &138SL Stocks to Watch

Regency Petroleum is added to the Stocks to Watch following the release of its prospectus On Thursday with an issue price of $1, with the possibility of the price hitting over $2 initially. Palace Amusement is dropped for the time being with the company reporting improved results in the September quarter but still ending with a loss, but investors should be on the lookout for good things from the stock in the future as it continues to make headway to recovery.
Barita Investments and Consolidated Bakeries are removed from the list at this time with recent results suggesting that they are unlikely to move higher in the short term.
ICInsider.com watch list comprises Access Financial, Caribbean Assurance Brokers, Dolphin Cove, Caribbean Producers, Elite Diagnostic, Everything Fresh, General Accident, Guardian Holdings, Jamaica Broilers, Key Insurance, Knutsford Express, Lasco Distributors, Lasco Financial, Lasco Manufacturing, Medical Disposables, NCB Financial, 138 Student Living, One on One, Paramount Trading, Regency Petroleum, Scotia Group, Stationery and Office Supplies and Wisynco.
Major factors to consider going forward. The rebound in tourist arrivals only came back to 2019 levels since June. Providing there are no reversals, then companies who are highly dependent on the sector will enjoy a big bounce for the next nine months compared to the lower business generated since last year to April this year. The same applies to the entertainment industry as the sector only opened up after March this year. Banks will make a fortune from increased interest rates.

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