NCB Financial hits new high on TTSE 

NCB Financial Group stock closed at a record TT$6.99 on Friday.

 Market activity on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange ended on Friday with trading in 20 securities against 13 on Thursday, with 5 advancing, 7 declining and 8 remaining unchanged with NCB Financial hitting a record high of $6.99.
At close of the market the Composite Index gained 9.59 points on Friday to 1,248.09. The All T&T Index lost 2.46 points to close at 1,695.30, while the Cross Listed Index rose 3 points to close at 107.88.
Trading ended with 221,886 shares at a value of $3,379,494, compared to 164,712 shares on Thursday valued at $2,186,571.
IC bid-offer Indicator| The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended with stocks with bids lower than their last selling prices and 1 with a lower offer.
Stocks closing with gainsNCB Financial Group closed with a gain of 44 cents and settled at record close of $6.99, after exchanging 144 shares, One Caribbean Media gained 25 cents and ended at $11.25, after exchanging 1,400 shares, Prestige Holdings rose 15 cents to end at $7.50, in exchanging 1,000 units, Sagicor Financial closed with an increase of 25 cents at $7.25, with 36,375 stock units changing hands and Trinidad & Tobago NGL ended trading with a rise of 9 cents at $29.40, after exchanging 13,705 shares.
Stocks closing with losses| Angostura Holdings  fell 25 cents and ended at $15.75, with 6,600 stock units changing hands, Ansa Mcal lost 1 cent and completed trading of just 27 units at $55, Clico Investments shed 5 cents and ended at $20.10, with 7,306 stock units changing hands, First Citizens lost 25 cents and settled at $32.75, after exchanging 805 shares, LJ Williams B share ended trading 5 cents lower at 70 cents, after exchanging 1,000 shares, Massy Holdings concluded trading with a loss of 80 cents at $46, in trading 3,734 shares and Trinidad Cement traded with a loss of 19 cents to close at $2.55, after 42,303 shares changed hands.
Stocks trading with no price change| First Caribbean International Bank completed trading of 50,000 units, at $8, Grace Kennedy ended the day at $3, with 2,000 stock units changing hands, Guardian Holdings completed trading of 37,800 units, at $18, JMMB Group ended at $1.75, after exchanging 7,323 shares, National Flour completed trading 500 units at $1.68, Republic Financial Holdings closed at $107.27, after an exchanging 8,199 shares, Scotiabank completed trading at $64.50, with 16 units and West Indian Tobacco closed trading of 1,649 units at $95.

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

Trading leads to slippage of TTSE indices

The Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange ended trading after 13 securities changed hands, compared to 16 on Tuesday, 3 advanced, 2 declined and 8 remained unchanged, with the market indices slipping lower at the close, on Thursday.
The Composite Index fell 2.31 points to 1,238.50. The All T&T Index declined 3.07 points to 1,697.76, while the Cross Listed Index lost 0.21 points to close at 104.88.
Market activity ended with 165,192 units valued at $2,186,571 trading, down from 858,620 units valued at $14,226,508 changing hands on Wednesday.
 IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading closed with 3 stocks ending with higher bids than the last selling prices and just 5 with lower offers.
Stocks closing with gains| Clico Investments rose 15 cents and completed trading at $20.15, with 48,900 stock units changing hands, First Citizens stock price increased 25 cents to close at $33, after exchanging 373 shares and Trinidad & Tobago NGL rose 1 cent and concluded an exchange of 2,600 shares at $29.31.
Stocks closing with losses|National Enterprises lost 20 cents and completed trading at $7.80, with 500 stock units changing hands and Sagicor Financial ended trading 5 cents lower at $7, with 600 stock units changing hands.
Stocks trading with no price change| Calypso Macro Index Fund  closed trading of 480 shares to close at $15.85,  Guardian Holdings settled at $18, while trading 28,500 units, JMMB Group ended trading at $1.75, after exchanging 56,500 shares, Massy Holdings ended at $46.80, trading 67 shares, NCB Financial Group concluded with an exchange of 22,155 shares at $6.55, Republic Financial Holdings ended market activity at $107.27, after exchanging 800 shares, Unilever Caribbean completed trading of 1,412 stock units at $23 and West Indian Tobacco settled at $95, with 2,305 units changing hands.

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

 

NCB Insiders sending $650m message?

NCB had a good 2018 fiscal year with strong profit gains.

Insiders buying shares in companies they oversee is worthy of note and investors should pay keen attention to the coded message it may be sending.
It would appear that some directors and executives at NCB Financial Group, see big things ahead to have put down J$650 million in buying a block of the stock close to the highest piece it has traded at in recent times. According to the Jamaica Stock Exchange, NCB Financial Group advised that two directors and six executive officers purchased a total of 4,793,610 NCBFG shares on November 20, 2018. The only issue with the announcement is that the stock exchange report for the November 20 shows only 4.2 million NCB’s shares traded on that day.
The acquisition took place after an announcement that NCB was now cleared to acquire an additional 22 percent of Guardian Holding shares at TT$18 each. For the nine months to September, profit attributable to equity holders of the Guardian jumped to TT$371 million for the nine months to September, from $254 million in 2017 and rose to $156 million in the quarter from just $60 million in the 2017 period. Guardian reported audited profit of TT$407 million in 2017.
Earnings per share ended at $1.60 for the 2018 nine months period compared to $1.75 in the twelve months of 2017. At $18 per share NCB is getting a bargain with the stock selling around 9 nine 018 earnings while NCB is selling locally at 14 times earnings. Guardian’s shares closed trading at TT$18 on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange today while NCB traded 211,790 shares with the last price at a record $137.
NCB closed with buying interest in just over 417,000 units between $125 and $136.01, with selling of 215,000 units between $137 to $169.80.

Junior stock list on TTSE -Wednesday

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Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange Head Quarters

Cinema operators, CinemaOne Limited is the latest listing on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange. The company was listed today and is the first company to list on the SME section of the exchange. 
There was no trading in the company’s shares that listed at $10 and there were no bids nor offers to trade the stock at the close
The market closed after 16 securities changed hands, compared to 17 on Tuesday, 5 advanced, 2 declined and 9 remained unchanged as 858,620 units valued at $14,226,508 traded, down from 379,165 units valued at $4,512,298 changing hands on Tuesday.
 The  Composite Index inched higher by 0.69 points on Wednesday to 1,240.81. The  All T&T Index  gained 0.93 points to 1,700.83, while the  Cross Listed Index rose 0.06 points to close at 105.09.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the  Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading closed with 3 stocks ending with higher bids than the last selling prices and just 5 with lower offers.
Stocks closing with gains| Angostura Holdings concluded trading with a rise of 30 cents to close at $16, with 31,336 stock units changing hands, First Citizens added 10 cents and settled at $32.75, after exchanging 2,207 shares, Grace Kennedy gained 1 cent and ended at $3, with 199,312 stock units changing hands, Prestige Holdings rose 2 cents and completed trading at $7.35, with 200 units and Republic Financial Holdings closed with a gain of 22 cents and ended at $107.27, after exchanging 17,843 shares.
Stocks closing with lossesFirst Caribbean International Bank fell 5 cents and completed trading of 200,291 units at $8, and Sagicor Financial traded with a loss of 20 cents and ended at $7.05, with 21,458 stock units changing hands.
Stocks trading with no price change| Calypso Macro Index Fund traded 1,263 shares to close at $15.85, Clico Investments ended at $20, with 292,254 stock units with a value of $5,865,098 changing hands, JMMB Group closed at $1.75, after exchanging 5,500 shares, Massy Holdings concluded trading at $46.80, exchanging 200 shares, National Flour completed trading of 10,000 units at $1.68, NCB Financial Group settled at $6.55, after exchanging 1,632 shares, Scotiabank completed trading at $64.50, with 12,810 units, Trinidad & Tobago NGL settled at $29.30, after exchanging 49,963 shares and West Indian Tobacco completed trading at $95, with 12,351 units.

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

 

Falling stocks dominate gainers on TTSE -Tuesday

Market activities ended on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange after 17 securities changed hands, compared to 14 on Monday, 3 advanced, 6 declined and 8 remained unchanged.
The market closed with one stock trading at 52 weeks’ intra-day high, two traded at a 52 weeks’ low but only one closed at the low, as 379,165 units valued at $4,512,298 traded, down from 266,549 units valued at $1,701,603 changing hands on Monday.
The Composite Index declined 0,39 points on Tuesday to 1,240.12. The All T&T Index lost 1.13 points to 1,699.90, while the Cross Listed Index rose 0.05 points to close at 105.03.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading closed with 3 stocks ending with higher bids than the last selling prices and just 1 with a lower offer.
Stocks closing with gains| First Caribbean International Bank concluded trading of 68,190 units and rose 5 cents to end at $8.05, Prestige Holdings added 2 cents and concluded trading of 100 units at $7.33 and Trinidad Cement increased 4 cents and completed trading at $2.74, after exchanging 10,000 shares.
Stocks closing with losses| Angostura Holdings closed with a loss of 5 cents and settled at $15.70, with 700 stock units changing hands, First Citizens shed 10 cents and ended at $32.65, after exchanging 3,503 shares, Guardian Holdings lost 10 cents and concluded trading of 101,145 units, at $18, One Caribbean Media ended trading 99 cents lower at a 52 weeks’ low of $11, after exchanging 1,000 shares, Republic Financial Holdings concluded trading with a loss of 1 cent and completed trading of 271 shares at $107.05 and Trinidad & Tobago NGL traded with a loss of 10 cents and ended at $29.30, after exchanging 24,000 shares.
Stocks trading with no price change| Clico Investments settled at $20, with 4,572 stock units changing hands, Grace Kennedy settled at $2.99, trading 2,500 stock units, JMMB Group completed trading at $1.75, after exchanging 46,000 shares, Massy Holdings completed trading at $46.80, while exchanging 45 shares, National Enterprises settled at $8, with 75,000 stock units changing hands, NCB Financial Group ended at $6.55, in exchanging 10,750 shares, Sagicor Financial settled at $7.25, with 20,902 stock units changing hands but traded at a 52 weeks’ low ahead of the close and Unilever Caribbean settled at $23, with 9,730 stock units trading.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

TTSE trading mixed on Monday

Guardian Group rose 10 cents as NCB Financial offer to buy just less than 62% of the Insurance group.

The Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange closed trading mixed on Monday with declining stocks outpacing advancing ones.
Market activities ended with 14 securities trading, the same as on Friday, 1 advanced, 4 declined and 9 remained unchanged. The market closed with one stock ending at 52 weeks’ high as 266,549 units valued at $1,701,603 traded, down from 434,574 units valued at $3,501,297 changing hands on Friday.
is set to make an offer The Composite Index declined 2.79 points on Monday to 1,240.51. The All T&T Index gained 0.22 points to 1,701.03, while the Cross Listed Index shed 0.81 points to close at 104.98.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading closed with 4 stocks ending with higher bids than the last selling prices and just 1 with a lower offer.
Stocks closing with gains| Guardian Holdings rose 10 cents and closed at a 52 weeks’ high of $18.10, with 41,135 units trading, following the announcement of the way being cleared for NCB Financial to make a revised bid to acquire just under 52 percent of the company. Guardian also posted a big jump in profits for the nine months to September this year.
Stocks closing with losses| Grace Kennedy concluded trading with a loss of 1 cent at $2.99, with 1,200 stock units changing hands, JMMB Group traded with a loss of 9 cents at $1.75, after exchanging 131,655 shares, Point Lisas closed with a loss of 1 cent and ended at $3.62, with 100 stock units changing hands and Trinidad & Tobago NGL closed with a loss of 3 cents and settled at $29.40, after exchanging 2,230 shares.
Stocks trading with no price change| Angostura Holdings ended at $15.75, with 1,457 stock units changing hands, Clico Investments closed trading at $20, with 1,708 stock units changing hands, First Caribbean International Bank completed trading of 50,000 units at $8, First Citizens settled at $32.75, after exchanging 1,070 shares, Massy Holdings ended at $46.80, after trading 510 shares, National Flour completed trading 15,300 units at $1.68, NCB Financial Group settled at $6.55, after exchanging 16,000 shares, Sagicor Financial ended at $7.25, with 542 stock units changing hands and Trinidad Cement concluded market activity at $2.70, in exchanging 3,642 shares.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Guardian & Republic in big Friday push

The Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange indices rose at the close of trading on Friday as Guardian Holding rose $1.02 to $18 following release of news that NCB Financial Group would be making a bid to acquire 22 percent more of the company’s shares and Republic Holdings jumped $3.30 to help push the market.
Market activities ended with 14 securities trading versus 21 on Thursday, with 7 advancing, 4 declining and 3 remaining unchanged. The market closed with one stock ending at 52 weeks’ low as 434,574 units valued at $3,501,297 traded, compared to 326,195 units valued at $6,427,017 changing hands on Thursday.
The Composite Index jumped 11.82 points on to 1,243.30. The All T&T Index gained 16.90 points to 1,700.81, while the Cross Listed Index added 0.90 points to close at 105.79.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading closed with 2 stocks ending with higher bids than the last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
Stocks closing with gains| Calypso Macro Index Fund rose 4 cents in trading 500 shares to close at $15.85, Grace Kennedy concluded trading 18 cents and ended at $3, with 2,678 stock units changing hands, Guardian Holdings concluded trading with a gain of $1.02 completed trading at $18, with 10,000 units, NCB Financial Group added 5 cents and settled at $6.55, after exchanging 6,000 shares, Republic Financial Holdings concluded trading with a gain of $3.30 concluded at $107.06, after exchanging 6,083 shares, Scotiabank increased 11 cents and completed trading at $64.50, with 3,175 units and Trinidad & Tobago NGL rose 2 cents and settled at $29.43, after exchanging 17,033 shares.
Stocks closing with losses| Clico Investments ended trading 4 cents lower and ended at $20, with 45,383 stock units changing hands, First Caribbean International Bank concluded trading with a loss of 5 cents and completed trading at $8, with 50,600 units, Sagicor Financial traded with a loss of 5 cents and ended at a 52 weeks’ low of $7.25, with 3,000 stock units changing hands and Trinidad Cement closed with a loss of 1 cent and concluded at $2.70, after exchanging 24,738 shares.
Stocks trading with no price change| First Citizens settled at $32.75, after exchanging 278 shares, JMMB Group concluded at $1.84, after exchanging 265,000 shares and Massy Holdings concluded at $46.80, after exchanging 106 shares.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

NCB to go for 52% of Guardian Holdings

NCB had a good 2018 fiscal year with strong profit gains.

The way is now cleared for NCB Financial Group to go after nearly 52 percent of Guardian Holdings shares at US$2.65 each, a release from the Trinidad and Tobago Financial Services Commission states.
NCB group had made an offer to take over up to 62 percent of the shares at US$2.35 and received offers well in excess of this amount. Some minority shareholders objected to the pricing and took the matter to the Commission. While the new price will cost NCB more than originally agreed if they were to go for the original target, Guardian has now made more profit and would therefore be worth more than at the time the original offer was made.
The NCB Group already owns 29.9 percent of the Guardian shares and just needs to pick up 22 percent of the overall shareholdings to land them the majority of the shares. The two largest shareholders in the Guardian had signed an agreement to sell to NCB.
In effect the minority shareholders action resulted in a negative outcome for those shareholders who had originally offered their shares for sale.

TTSE falls again on Thursday

Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange Head Quarters

The Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange indices all fell on Wednesday with National Enterprises leading the declines with a fall of 44 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $8 while heavily weighted First Caribbean International Bank shed 8 cents, to weigh heavily on the market.
Market activities ended with 21 securities trading versus 19 on Wednesday, with 9 advancing, 9 declining and 3 remaining unchanged. The market closed with two stocks ending at 52 weeks’ low as 326,195 units valued at $6,427,017 traded, compared to 119,782 units valued at $2,475,785 changing hands on Wednesday.
The Composite Index dropped 5.68 points to 1,231.48. The All T&T Index declined 25.10 points to 1,689.91, while the Cross Listed Index fell 0.43 points to close at 105.62.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading closed with 4 stocks ending with higher bids than the last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
Stocks closing with gains| Angostura Holdings closed with a gain of 5 cents at $15.75, with 28,543 stock units changing hands, Ansa Mcal gained 1 cent and ended at $55.01, with 800 units trading, Ansa Merchant finished trading with a gain of 1 cent at $38.26, after exchanging 500 shares, First Citizens closed with an increase of 10 cents and completed trading at $32.75, after exchanging 1,698 stock units, Grace Kennedy closed with a rise of 1 cent to $2.82, with 3,000 stock units changing hands. JMMB Group finished 7 cents higher and settled at $1.84, after exchanging 80,000 shares, LJ Williams B share gained 5 cents and completed trading at $0.75, after exchanging 30,000 stock units, Prestige Holdings added 1 cent and ended at $7.31, with 1,000 units changing hands and Trinidad Cement gained 1 cent and settled at $2.71, after exchanging 3,000 shares.
Stocks closing with losses| Clico Investments shed 11 cents and concluded trading at $20.04, with 20,370 stock units changing hands, First Caribbean International Bank lost 10 cents and ended at a 52 weeks’ low of $8.05, exchanging 1,135 units, Guardian Holdings ended trading 2 cents lower at $16.98, with 1,200 units, Massy Holdings concluded trading with a loss of 3 cents and settled at $46.80, after exchanging 1,621 shares, National Enterprises traded with a loss of 44 cents and ended at $8, with 1,000 stock units changing hands, One Caribbean Media closed with a loss of 1 cent and settled at $11.99, trading 2,843 shares, Sagicor Financial closed with a loss of 9 cents and ended at $7.30, with 26,820 stock units changing hands, Scotiabank shed 11 cents and ended at $64.39, trading 70,468 units and Trinidad & Tobago NGL lost 8 cents and completed trading at $29.41, after exchanging 2,640 shares.
Stocks trading with no price change| Guardian Media settled at $15, after exchanging 957 shares, National Flour ended at $1.68, with 6,500 units and NCB Financial Group completed trading at $6.50, after exchanging 42,100 shares.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Republic in big fall takes TTSE with it

Republic Bank

Republic Financial dropped $7.24 and the large capitalized stock, First Caribbean International Bank shed 15 cents along with 7 other companies declined to put a big dent into the market indices on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange on Wednesday.
Market activities ended with 19 securities trading versus 16 on Tuesday, 3 advancing, 9 declining and 7 remaining unchanged. The market closed with one stock trading at 52 weeks’ high and two at 52 weeks’ low as 119,782 units valued at $2,475,785 traded, compared to 135,571 units valued at $824,024 changing hands on Tuesday.
The Composite Index dropped 14.27 points to 1,237.16. The All T&T Index declined 25.10 points to 1,689.91, while the Cross Listed Index fell 0.43 points to close at 105.62.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading closed with 3 stocks ending with higher bids than the last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
Stocks closing with gains| Agostini’s rose 20 cents and completed trading at $23.40, after exchanging 285 shares, Angostura Holdings closed with an increase of 10 cents and settled at $15.70, with 800 stock units changing hands and West Indian Tobacco ended trading of 1,070 units after rising 50 cents to $95.
Stocks closing with losses|Ansa Mcal shares fell 50 cents and concluded trading of 78 units at $55, Clico Investments closed with a loss of 5 cents and settled at $20.15, with 1,077 stock units changing hands, First Caribbean International Bank shed 15 cents and concluded market activity at $8.15, with 15,901 units trading, First Citizens lost 35 cents and ended at $32.65, after exchanging 5,617 shares, Grace Kennedy ended trading of 1,000 stock units having fallen 19 cents to settled at $2.81, JMMB Group concluded trading with a loss of 3 cents at $1.77, after exchanging 5,000 shares, Republic Financial Holdings dropped $7.24 and completed trading at $103.76, after exchanging 4,921 shares, Trinidad & Tobago NGL shares fell 2 cents and ended at $29.49, in exchanging 6,225 shares and Unilever Caribbean closed with a loss of 50 cents and settled at a multi-year low of $23, with 1,738 stock units changing hands.
Stocks trading with no price change| Guardian Holdings concluded trading 10,877 units at $17, Massy Holdings completed trading at $46.83, after exchanging 940 shares, National Flour ended at $1.68, with 4,500 units trading, NCB Financial Group ended at $6.50, after exchanging 46,733 shares, Prestige Holdings concluded trading of 2,000 units at $7.30, Sagicor Financial settled at $7.39, with 10 stock units changing hands and Scotiabank ended at $64.50, trading 11,010 units.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.