TTSE fairly stable on Thursday

Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange Head Quarters


Market activity on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange ended on Thursday with trading in 10 securities against 13 on Wednesday, with 2 advancing, 2 declining and 6 remaining unchanged.
Market activity ended with 95,828 shares trading with a big jump in value of $3,162,520 changing hands, compared to just 259,145 shares trading with a value of $7,095,769, on Wednesday.
The Composite Index fell 0.95 points on Thursday to 1,237.39, the All T&T Index declined 1.80 points to 1,730.50, while the Cross Listed Index shed 0.01 points to close at 100.01.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows market sentiment to be closely matched between advancing and declining stocks as the market closed with 4 stocks ending with higher bids than the last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
Gains| Ansa McAl closed with a gain of 5 cents at $60 with 10,520 units and Prestige Holdings gained 14 cents and completed trading at $10.15, with 5,000 units changing hands.
Losses| National Flour traded with a loss of 5 cents and completed trading at $1.80 with 18,250 units and Scotiabank fell 50 cents to close at $65, exchanging 1,432 shares.
Firm Trades| Clico Investments ended at $20.25, with 26,360 stock units changing hands, First Citizens settled at $34.91, after exchanging 3,207 shares, JMMB Group concluded at $1.75, after exchanging 7,500 shares, Sagicor Financial ended at $7.90, with 1,359 stock units changing hands, Trinidad & Tobago NGL ended at $29.25, with 2,000 stock units changing hands and West Indian Tobacco ended trading at $88.50, after exchanging 18,000 shares.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

 

Scotia jumps $3.25 to 4 year high on TTSE

 

Scotia Group climbed $3.25 to end at $67.50 on Monday.

Scotiabank jumped $3.25 and ended at the high level since July 2014, at $67.50, after exchanging 414 shares in trading on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange but the gain just prevented the main market index from declining.
The market closed with trading in 18 securities against 9 on Friday, with 5 advancing, 6 declining and 7 remaining unchanged.
Market activity ended with 195,485 shares valued at $6,276,330, changing hands, compared to just 42,427 shares valued at $1,567,716 on Friday.
The Composite Index fell 7.36 points on Monday to 1,234.13, the All T&T Index gained 0.34 points to 1,721.93, while the Cross Listed Index shed 2.09 points to close at 100.31.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows the market continuing to be weak as it closed with 5 stocks ending with higher bids than the last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
Gains| Clico Investments closed with a gain of 3 cents to end at $20.25, with 4,170 units, First Citizens gained 10 cents and completed trading at $35, after exchanging 3,779 shares, Massy Holdings rose 30 cents and settled at $47.50, with 108,340 stock units changing hands, National Flour closed with an increase of 5 cents at $1.85, after exchanging 3,750 shares, Scotiabank concluded trading with a gain of $3.25 ended at a near four year record high of $67.50, after exchanging 414 shares.
Losses| Ansa Mcal share price fell $3 and concluded at trading at a 52 weeks’ low of $55, with 614 units, First Caribbean International Bank closed with a loss of 33 cents and ended at $8.50, after exchanging 2,895 shares, JMMB Group shed 10 cents and settled at $1.75, with 13,213 stock units changing hands, One Caribbean Media lost 1 cent and settled at a 52 weeks’ low of $12.34, with 3,192 stock units changing hands, Trinidad Cement ended trading 10 cents lower at $2.90, after exchanging 135 shares and Unilever Caribbean concluded trading with a loss of 20 cents and completed trading at $29.30, after exchanging 192 shares.
Firm Trades| Ansa Merchant ended at $40, after exchanging 1,800 shares, Grace Kennedy concluded at trading at $3, with 15,929 units, NCB Financial Group completed trading at $5.49, after exchanging 3,886 shares, Republic Financial Holdings settled at $102.65, with 50 stock units changing hands, Sagicor Financial concluded at $7.95, with 16,569 units, Trinidad & Tobago NGL closed at $29.10, with 15,985 units and West Indian Tobacco settled at $88.50, with 222 stock units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

5 stocks fell none rise on TTSE – Friday

Market activity on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange ended on Friday with just 9 securities trading against 11 on Thursday. The market closed without an advancing stock, while 5 declined and 4 remained unchanged.
Trading remained subdued, as market activity ended with just 42,427 shares valued at $1,567,716, compared to just 33,656 shares valued at $736,460 on Thursday.
The Composite Index fell 0.80 points on Friday to 1,241.49, the All T&T Index gained 0.39 points to 1,721.59, while the Cross Listed Index shed 0.28 points to close at 102.40.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows the market continuing to be weak as it closed with 6 stocks ending with higher bids than the last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
Losses| Clico Investments shares fell 18 cents and ended at $20.22, with 13,900 units, First Caribbean International Bank closed with a loss of 2 cents at $8.83, after exchanging 195 shares, First Citizens shed 5 cents and completed trading at $34.90, in an exchange of 2,780 shares, Massy Holdings lost 1 cent and settled at $47.20, with 312 stock units changing hands and Republic Financial Holdings ended trading 1 cent lower at $102.65, with 9,747 stock units changing hands.
Firm Trades| At the close of the market, JMMB Group settled at $1.85, with 317 stock units changing hands, Sagicor Financial concluded trading at $7.95, with 12,750 units, Trinidad & Tobago NGL closed with 1,774 units at $29.10 and Unilever Caribbean completed trading at $29.50, after exchanging 652 shares.

Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Trading levels dive on TTSE – Thursday

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Market activity on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange ended on Thursday with 11 securities trading against 13 on Wednesday, with 5 advancing, 2 declining and 4 remaining unchanged.
Trading remained subdued, leading to lower volume and value of transactions than on Wednesday as market activity ended with just 33,656 shares valued at $736,460, compared to 51,696 shares, valued at $689,794 on Wednesday.
The Composite Index rose 0.87 points on Thursday to 1,242.29, the All T&T Index gained 1.05 points to 1,721.20, while the Cross Listed Index gained 0.09 points to close at 102.68.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows the market continuing to be weak as it closed with 5 stocks ending with higher bids than the last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
Gains| Clico Investments gained 20 cents and completed trading at $20.40, with just 12 units, First Citizens added 5 cents and concluded trading at $34.95, after exchanging 150 shares, Guardian Holdings increased 50 cents to settle at $17, after exchanging 50 shares, Massy Holdings rose 6 cents and ended at $47.21, with 10,300 stock units changing hands and Trinidad & Tobago NGL closed with a gain of 4 cents and completed trading at $29.10, with and exchange of 5,000 units.
Losses| JMMB Group shares fell 2 cents and ended at $1.85, with 933 stock units changing hands and National Enterprises lost 14 cents to $9.50, with 650 units trading.
Firm Trades| National Flour settled at $1.80, after exchanging 11,500 shares, Sagicor Financial completed trading at $7.95, with 1,920 units, Unilever Caribbean concluded dealing at $29.50, after exchanging 33 shares and West Indian Tobacco ended at $88.50, with 88 stock units changing hands
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

 

Ansa Mcal crash to new low on TTSE

Ansa Mcal ended at a 52 weeks’ low of $58.

Ansa Mcal crashed to a new 52 weeks’ low of $58 when Trading ended on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange on Tuesday.
The market close with 12 securities changing hands versus 14 on Monday, leading to 4 advancing, 4 declining and 4 remaining unchanged as market activity fell sharply below Monday’s level. Trading ended with a mere 72,809 shares valued at just $827,426 being exchanged compared to Monday’s trading of 738,852 shares valued at $6,383,542.
The Composite Index fell 2.32 points on Tuesday to 1,236.52, the All T&T Index shed 4.46 points to 1,720.82, while the Cross Listed Index fell 0.02 points to close at 101.14.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows the market continuing to be weak as it closed with 3 stocks ending with higher bids than the last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
Gains| Massy Holdings rose 1 cent and completed trading at $47.49, with 205 stock units changing hands, National Enterprises added 14 cents and settled at $9.64, with 350 units, Republic Financial Holdings gained 1 cent and completed trading at $102.66, with 2,900 stock units changing hands and Trinidad & Tobago NGL rose 1 cent and settled at $29.06, with 3,600 shares trading.
Losses| Ansa Mcal closed with a loss of $1 and settled at 52 weeks’ low of $58 with 200 units traded, Grace Kennedy closed with a loss of 5 cents and settled at $3, with 23,000 units, Sagicor Financial shed 2 cents and settled at $7.95, with 21,144 units and Scotiabank lost 75 cents to close at $64.25, after exchanging 80 shares.
Firm Trades| Calypso Macro Index Fund closed trading with 990 shares at $16 Clico Investments settled at $20.20, with 6,340 units, LJ Williams B share ended at 70 cents, after exchanging 10,000 units and National Flour concluded trading at $1.80, after trading 4,000 shares.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Calypso Fund drops $2 on TTSE – Monday

Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange Head Quarters

Calypso Macro Index Fund suffered another sharp fall of $2 to a 52 weeks’ low of $16 on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange on Monday but with a mere 10 units changing hands.
The stock which did not trade for a long time lost $2 when it traded for the second time in over a year on the May 23. Elsewhere market activity picked up sharply over the levels on Friday and ended with 738,852 shares valued at $6,383,542 compared to Friday’s trading of 168,587 shares valued at $1,793,714 and ended with 14 securities changing hands versus 13 on Friday, leading to 3 advancing, 6 declining and 5 remaining unchanged.
The Composite Index fell 3.48 points on Monday to 1,238.84, the All T&T Index shed 5.34 points to 1,725.28, while the Cross Listed Index fell 0.21 points to close at 101.16.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows the market continuing to be weak as it closed with 2 stocks ending with higher bids than the last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
Gains| The price of Clico Investments increased 5 cents to end at $20.20, with 133,823 units, Massy Holdings rose 1 cent and concluded trading at $47.48, with 300 stock units changing hands and West Indian Tobacco closed with a gain of 10 cents at $88.50, with 5,500 stock units changing hands.
Losses| First Citizens closed with a loss of 1 cent and settled at $34.99, after exchanging 202 shares, Guardian Holdings closed with a loss of 68 cents and completed trading at $16.50, after exchanging 1,578 shares, JMMB Group shed 1 cent and concluded at $1.89, with 5,176 stock units changing hands, National Enterprises lost 15 cents, ending at $9.50, with 100 shares trading and Sagicor Financial ended trading 3 cents lower and ended at $7.97, with 121,664 units changing hands.
Firm Trades| Angostura Holdings concluded trading at $15.72, with 1,000 stock units changing hands, First Caribbean International Bank closed trading at $8.85, after exchanging 117,954 shares, Grace Kennedy ended at $3.05, with 351,000 units, Republic Financial Holdings ended at $102.65, with 500 stock units changing hands and Scotiabank completed trading at $65, after exchanging just 45 shares.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Drop in TTSE trading – Tuesday

The Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange closed on Tuesday with only 117,323 shares valued at $1,121,005 compared to Monday’s trading with 377,827 shares trading valued at $3,010,056.
Market activity, ended with 12 securities changing hands against 11 on Monday leading to 1 advancing, 1 declining and 10 remaining unchanged. The Composite Index rose 0.20 points to 1,247.10, the All T&T Index added 0.34 points to 1,728.54, while the Cross Listed Index rose 0.01 points to close at 102.99.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows the market continuing to be weak as it closed with 3 stocks ending with higher bids than the last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
Gains| Trinidad Cement, the sole winner on Tuesday concluded trading with a loss of 5 cents and settled at $3.05 after exchanging 2,600 shares.
Losses| The price of West Indian Tobacco shares fell 10 cents and to $88.40, with 27 stock units changing hands.
Firm Trades| At the close of trading on Tuesday, Clico Investments completed trading at $20.15, with 457 units, First Citizens concluded activity at $35, after exchanging 4,525 shares, Guardian Holdings settled at $17.18, after exchanging 2,742 shares, JMMB Group ended at $1.90, with 4,635 stock units changing hands, Massy Holdings closed at $47.50, with 310 stock units traded, National Flour settled at $1.80, after exchanging 100 shares, NCB Financial Group ended at $5.50, after exchanging 3,631 shares, Sagicor Financial completed trading at $8, with 96,830 units, Scotiabank settled at $64.25, after exchanging 1,000 shares and Trinidad & Tobago NGL completed trading at $29.05, with 466 units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

All 3 TTSE indices rise – Monday

The Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange closed on Monday with 377,827 shares trading valued at $3,010,056, compared to 671,355 shares on Friday valued at $5,503,531.
Market activity, ended with 11 securities changing hands against 13 on Wednesday leading to 2 advancing, 2 declining and 7 remaining unchanged. The Composite Index rose 2.54 points to 1,246.90, the All T&T Index added 0.05 points to 1,728.20, while the Cross Listed Index rose 0.70 points to close at 102.98.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows the market continuing to be weak as it closed with 4 stocks ending with higher bids than the last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
Gains| JMMB Group concluded trading 15 cents and settled at $1.90, with 117,000 stock units changing hands and Trinidad & Tobago NGL added 4 cents and concluded trading at $29.05, with 5,390 units trading.
Losses| Guardian Holdings shares fell 2 cents and ended at $17.18, after exchanging 580 shares and One Caribbean Media closed with a loss of 5 cents and settled at a 52 weeks’ low of $12.35, with 3,780 stock units changing hands.
Firm Traded| Clico Investments concluded trading at $20.15, with 34,354 units, First Caribbean International Bank ended at $8.85, after exchanging 141,310 shares, First Citizens completed trading at $35, after exchanging 70 shares, Massy Holdings settled at $47.50, with 1,517 stock units changing hands, National Enterprises ended at $9.65, with 1,353 units, Sagicor Financial concluded trading at $8, with 65,574 units and Trinidad Cement ended at $3, after exchanging 6,899 shares.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Falling stocks dominate TTSE – Monday

Scotiabank closed at a new high of $64.2.

The Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange ended trading on Monday with slightly more securities trading than on Friday but with prices falling than rising but all market indices rose.
Trading ended with 15 securities changing hands against 12 on Friday leading to 3 advancing, 7 declining and 5 remaining unchanged.
The stocks that gained were mostly in the Market activity resulted in 276,320 shares at a value of $4,320,119 compared to 220,145 shares at a value of $3,003,375 changing hands, on Friday.
At close of the market the, Composite Index the Composite Index rose 6.34 points on Monday to 1,243.98, the All T&T Index added 1.28 points to 1,726.60, while the Cross Listed Index gained 1.58 points to close at 102.39.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows the market continuing to be weak as it closed with 4 stocks ending with higher bids than the last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
Gains| Guardian Holdings finished trading with a rise of 70 cents to end at $17.20, after exchanging 6,500 shares, JMMB Group gained 2 cents and concluded trading at $1.75, with 6,404 stock units changing hands and Scotiabank ended trading with an increase of 24 cents to a 52 weeks’ high of $64.25, after exchanging 116 shares.
Losses| Clico Investments shares fell 9 cents and ended at $20.11, with 4,160 units traded, First Citizens share fell 1 cent and settled at $34.99, after exchanging 640 shares, Massy Holdings shed 23 cents and concluded the day’s activity at $47.27, with 1,300 stock units changing hands, Republic Financial Holdings lost 95 cents and ended at $101.71, with 22,241 stock units changing hands, Trinidad & Tobago NGL ended trading 5 cents lower at $29, with 1,850 units, Trinidad Cement concluded trading with a loss of 9 cents to end at $2.90, after exchanging 24,323 shares and Unilever Caribbean traded with a loss of 50 cents and settled at $32, after exchanging 4,644 shares .
Firm Traded| First Caribbean International Bank completed trading at $8.89, after exchanging 20,000 shares, National Flour closed at $1.75, after exchanging 900 shares, NCB Financial Group settled at $5.50, after exchanging 67,050 shares, Sagicor Financial ended at $7.90, with 116,137 units and West Indian Tobacco concluded trading at $88.50, with 55 stock units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Sagicor Financial severely undervalued

Sagicor Cayman building.

The Barbados based Sagicor Financial is seriously undervalued with the shares selling at less than a half the multiple of the Trinidad based Guardian Holdings and its Jamaican based subsidiary Sagicor Group.
Sagicor Financial continues to reap success with net income for March quarter of US$39 million against a prior year’s US$27 million. Net income attributable to shareholders was US$20 million compared to the prior year, of US$17 million, an increase of 19 percent and continues the trajectory seen since they reported a loss in 2012.
For 2018 first quarter, the group adopted two new accounting standards effective January 2018 covering Revenue from Contracts with Customers and for Financial instruments. The standards change the way that financial instruments are recognised and measured. There was no significant impact on the implementation of both standards on the net assets of the Company Sagicor reported.
Total revenue for the quarter increased 5 percent to US$297 million, against US$283 million in 2017. Revenue included a one-time gain of US$5.3 million on the acquisition of the British American insurance portfolio but net investment and other income fell to $109 million from $115 million in the similar period in 2017. Policyholders’ benefits fell 5 percent to US$132 million, compared to US$138 million for the previous year. Operating expenses increased just 2 percent to US$118 million, compared to US$115 million in 2017.

Jamaica Sagicor Group contributes more than half of Sagicor Financial profits.

Group comprehensive income dropped to US$17 million, from US$32 million for the prior year, with shareholders’ comprehensive income of US$6 million, compared to US$21 million for the prior year. The decline in comprehensive income was mainly due to marked-to-market losses on our international bond portfolio.
Total assets amounted to US$7 billion, with liabilities of US$6 billion at the end of March with Group equity of US$932 million and equity attributable to the company’s shareholders of US$623 million. The Group’s debt was US$407 million with a debt to capital ratio of 30.4 percent.
Earnings per share for the quarter amounted 6.5 cents and continues the growth enjoyed in the 2017 full year of 23.7 US cents compared to 20 cents in 2016 and puts earnings for the full year for 2018 around 30 cents. The stock trades on the exchanges in Trinidad and Barbados, closed on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange, the more liquid of the two markets at TT$7.90 and trades at a PE of an attractive 4 times earnings, well below Guardian Holdings at around 10 times earnings.
Although, the group is based in Barbados, data shows Trinidadians as the major owners with 49.6 percent with Barbadian owing around 33 percent while more than half of the profits come from Jamaica.

IC Insider.com has placed a BUY RATING on Sagicor Financial.