TTSE stocks falter on Tuesday

The Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange ended trading on Tuesday, with the market declining after investors swapped 247 percent more shares than on Monday, resulting in declining stocks outnumbering rising ones on a three to one ratio.
The market closed with twelve securities trading with two stocks advancing, six declining and four unchanged.  The volume of stocks passing through the market amounted to 134,360 shares valued at $3,706,470 compared to 38,763 shares for $1,040,330 on Monday from 14 securities.
The average trade on Tuesday amounted to 11,197 units at $308,872 versus an average of 2,769 stock units for $74,309 for each security. For the months to date, the average trade amounted to 11,418
Units at $142,394 compared to an average of 11,437 shares at $128,226 up to Monday. In contrast, August closed with a higher average of 15,631 shares at $367,803.
The T&T Composite Index declined by 2.82 points to 1,325.15, The All T&T Index shed 1.51 points to 1,797.48, while the Cross Listed Index lost 0.57 to close at 115.19.
IC bid-offer Indicator The Investors Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the bids of five stocks higher than its last selling price and two with lower offers.
Stocks rising Clico Investments rose 10 cents to $25.10, with an exchange of 16,921 shares and First Caribbean International Bank gained 3 cents to end at $7.08 in trading 19,585 shares.
Stocks declining Grace Kennedy closed 28 cents lower at $3.21, with 43,041 shares crossing the exchange, Massy Holdings shed 50 cents transferring 3,125 units to finish at $58.50, National Enterprises lost 4 cents to settle at $4.01, in exchanging 4,600 stock units. One Caribbean Media closed at $5.20, after slipping 4 cents trading 6,600 stocks, Republic Financial Holdings ended at $142.52, after shedding 8 cents and exchanging 16,154 stock units and Scotiabank fell 4 cents to $54.95, with 1,442 shares crossing the market.
Stocks trading firmGuardian Holdings exchanged 7,119 units at $19.40, Guardian Media traded 1,600 units at $5, Trinidad and Tobago NGL held firm at $16.16, with a transfer of 13,613 stock units and West Indian Tobacco closed at $36, with 560 shares changing hands.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

T&T exchange closes higher again

The Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange rose on Thursday, with investors trading 600 percent more shares than on Wednesday, resulting in more stocks rising than falling at the close, with locally based stock recording gains in the market index each day since Monday.
The market closed with sixteen securities trading, with the prices of five stocks advancing, four declining and the prices of seven ended unchanged.  The market activity resulted in 273,269 shares valued at $4,126,089 changing hands, compared to 38,812 shares for $1,612,168 from 12 securities on Wednesday.
The average trade on Wednesday is 17,079 units for $257,881, versus an average of 3,234 stock units for $134,347 for each security. An average of 14,500 units traded at $373,250 for the month to date versus  14,330 units at $396,799. July closed with an average of 12,712 shares for $166,390.
The T&T Composite Index gained 1.51 points to 1,323.46, the All T&T Index added 4.58 points to 1,795.20, while the Cross Listed Index shed 0.22 points to close at 115.05.
IC bid-offer Indicator The Investors Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the bids of three stocks higher than its last selling price and two with lower offers.
Stocks rising Angostura Holdings gained $1.34, to close at $16.30, after exchanging 590 units, Clico Investments picked up 3 cents to finish at 27.78, after trading 15,035 stock units, Guardian Holdings added 2 cents to end at $19.50, in an exchange of 1,302 units. Grace Kennedy rose 5 cents in exchanging 100,192 shares to close at $3.50 and Point Lisas ended 10 cents higher at $3.10, with 16,856 stock units changing hands.
Stocks declining Agostini’s lost 1 cent trading 500 units to settle at $24.99, First Citizens Bank ended 10 cents lower at $46, in transferring 1,200 units. JMMB Group closed at a 52 weeks low of $1.75, with a loss of 5 cents, in exchanging 51,435 shares and West Indian Tobacco finished at $36.65, after losing 5 cents trading 123 units.
Stocks trading firmFirst Caribbean International Bank traded 300 units at $7, Guardian Media exchanged 2,122 units at $5, NCB Financial Group held firm at $8, with 38,500 shares crossing the market. National Flour transferred 10,052 stock units at $1.85, Republic Financial Holdings closed at $141.50, in exchanging 17,458 stock units, Trinidad and Tobago NGL remained at $17, after trading 7,533 units and Unilever Caribbean closed with 10,071 units changing hands at $17.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

TTSE Trading contracts Monday

Trading on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange ended mixed on Monday after more stocks fell than rose after investors traded 43 percent fewer shares than on Friday.
The market closed with eleven securities trading with one advancing, five declining and five remaining unchanged as the market closed with just 70,293 shares for $1,363,080 changing hands compared to 122,491 shares amounting to $2,157,481 on Friday from 12 securities.
The trading ended Monday with an average of 6,390 units at $123,916 versus 10,208 stock units for $19,790 for each security on Friday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in 12,183 units changing hands at $165,115, versus 13,094 shares at $191,061 for each security. July closed with an average of 12,712 shares for $166,390.
The T&T Composite Index shed 1.05 points to end at 1,321.68, the All T&T Index gained 0.70 points to 1,787.28, while the Cross Listed Index lost 0.38 points to close at 115.68.
IC bid-offer Indicator The Investors Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the bids of three stocks higher than its last selling price and three with lower offers.
Stocks rising Trinidad and Tobago NGL closed at $17.45, with gains of 20 cents while trading 2,761 stock units.
Stocks declining CinemaOne fell 60 cents to an all-time low of $4.40, after transferring 20 shares, Guardian Holdings lost 13 cents to finish at $19.35 and exchanged 510 units, JMMB Group slipped 7 cents to $1.93, trading 21,542 stock units. Republic Financial Holdings closed 23 cents lower to $141.27 in exchanging 10 shares and Scotiabank settled at $54.90, having lost 9 cents, with 1,000 stocks changing hands.
Stocks trading firmClico Investments exchanged 36,753 shares at $27.83, First Citizens remained at $47, with a transfer of 200 units, Guardian Media traded 585 units at $5.25. Massy Holdings held at $58, with 2,307 shares changing hands and Prestige Holdings ended at $8.35 trading 4,625 stock units.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

TTSE stocks start May with gains

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Trading on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange started off on a positive note in May, resulting from gains in the three market indices tracked by this publication as rising stocks had the upper-hand over declining ones.
The T&T Composite Index advanced 1.79 points to 1,268.45. The All T&T Index gained 1.56 points to 1,672.95, while the Cross Listed Index added 0.27 points to close at 116.90.
The market closed with seven stocks rising, two declining and five unchanged. The volume of stocks passing through the market amounted to 67,857 shares valued at $1,787,539 compared to 401,232 shares for $7,514,006 on Thursday.
IC bid-offer Indicator The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the bids of five stocks higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
Gainers│ Ansa Merchant Bank gained 70 cents to close at $37, in trading 147 units, Clico Investments advanced to $28.49, with gains of $3.49 after transferring 42,889 shares, Guardian Media closed 20 cents higher at $6.60, with an exchange of 2,076 stock units. JMMB Group picked up 5 cents to finish at $2, after swapping 2,000 units, National Flour gained 3 cents to reach $1.29, in exchanging 250 units, Prestige Holdings gains of 50 cents to end at $7.90, while transferring 300 units and Scotiabank picked up 19 cents to end at $54.19 and 1,000 units traded.
Losers│ National Enterprises shed 10 cents trading 2,247 stock units and closed at a 52 weeks’ low of $3.90 and Trinidad & Tobago NGL ended at $16.88, with a loss of 1 cent after exchanging 1,417 units.
Firm Trades│ First Citizens Bank held firm at $39.40, with a transfer of 100 units, Massy Holdings traded 9,871 stock units at $50, NCB Financial exchanged 500 units closed at $8. One Caribbean Media swapped 4,485 stock units at $6.50 and Unilever Caribbean ended the day at $17.05, with 575 units changing hands.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Declines for TTSE stocks on Monday

Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange Head Quarters

The Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange had the first decline since trading resumed in 2020 but with an equal number of stock prices rising and falling.
Trading ended, with two stocks rising, two declining while elven closed with prices unchanged, leading the Composite Index slipping 0.65 points to 1,471.40. The All T&T Index shed 1.29 points to 1,870.53, while the Cross Listed Index remained unchanged at 145.26.
Trading ended with just 15 securities changing hands with 127,724 shares changing hands at $881,569 compared to 368,007 units at $5,109,209 from 16 securities changing hands on Friday.
IC bid-offer Indicator| The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the bids of three stocks higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
Gains| National Flour gained 1 cent and settled at $1.36, with 150 stock units trading and Republic Financial rose 99 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $132 with 765 units changing hands.
Losses| First Citizens shed 50 cents to end at $44.50, with investors exchanging 1,220 shares and West Indian Tobacco dropped 2 cents with 3,295 units crossing the exchange at $41.22.
Firm Trades| Angostini’s concluded trading with 2,020 units at $26, Angostura Holdings closed at $16.20, with 20 units crossing the exchange, Ansa McAl settled at $55.20, after exchanging 240 shares, Endeavour Holdings traded 40 shares at $12.50. First Caribbean International Bank settled at $8, with the trading of 3,270 units, Guardian Holdings completed trading of 1,580 shares at $22, Guardian Media closed at $7.50, with investors exchanging 10,000 units. NCB Financial ended at $10.86, with an exchange of 5,000 units, Scotiabank closed at $61, with investors exchanging 1,713 shares, Trinidad & Tobago NGL closed trading of 1,614 shares at $23.75 and Trinidad Cement settled at $2, with 96,837 stock units changing hands.

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

Trading picks up on TTSE – Tuesday

Market activity on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange ended Tuesday with trading in 13 securities against 14 on Monday resulting in 103,895 shares valued at $1,779,885 changing hands.
In trading on Monday only 45,235 shares at a value of $1,152,743, changed hands. At the close of trading on Tuesday, just 2 stocks advanced, 3 declined and 8 remained unchanged.
The Composite Index gained 0.78 points on Tuesday to 1,236.41, the All T&T Index added 0.09 points to 1,726, while the Cross Listed Index rose 0.20 points to close at 100.37.
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 5 stocks ending with higher bids than the last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
Gains| National Enterprises ended trading after rising 5 cents and ended at $9.55, with 400 stock units changing hands and NCB Financial Group finished 4 cents higher at $5.49, after exchanging 680 shares.
Losses| Sagicor Financial fell 10 cents and ended at $7.85, with 32,155 stock units changing hands, Scotiabank lost 1 cent and completed trading at $65, with 1,050 units and Trinidad & Tobago NGL shed 9 cents and ended at $29.51, with 10,901 stock units changing hands.
Firm Trades|
Agostini’s concluded trading at $21.10, after exchanging 4,402 shares, Ansa Merchant Bank settled at $40, trading 2,000 shares, Calypso Macro Index Fund traded 1,780 shares at $16.50, Clico Investments ended at $20.28, with 15,965 stock units changing hands, First Citizens settled at $35, after exchanging 4,422 shares, Grace Kennedy ended at $3, with 5,000 stock units changing hands, Guardian Holdings completed trading at $16.99, with 25,000 units and Guardian Media 6% preference share settled at $65.06, after exchanging 140 shares.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place. Daily

Trinidad recession bites Guardian Media hard

Guardian Media profit falls sharply since 2014.

A sharp fall in sale revenues in 2017, at Trinidad’s Guardian Media left the company hugging a small loss for the year ending December, according to an abridged quarterly report.
Profit dropped 94 percent in the 2017, to TT$488,000, for the December quarter before tax, from $8.5 million in 2016, but rose to $1.9 million after a tax credit of $1.4 million from a net profit of just $400,000 in 2016. For the year, the media house recorded a loss of TT$3 million after tax, from a profit after tax of $6.3 million in 2016, resulting in negative earnings per share of 8 cents.
Revenues fell 20.6 percent in the December 2017 quarter to TT$36 from $45 million and 16 percent to TTS$138 million from $164 million for the year.
The 2017 results is in stark contrast to 2015 when the company posted $35 million after tax and TT$34 million in 2014 from revenues in excess of $195 million for both years.
Cash flow brought in amounted to TT$20 million but capital payments and investments activities including paying $24 million in dividends used up $27 million, leaving cash at $72 million. Shareholders’ equity at the end of December, stood at TT$278 million, down from $305 million in 2016. Current assets ended the year at TT$131 million well ahead of current liabilities of TT$49 million.
According to the company’s chairman Peter Clarke, in his report included with the results, “2017 was a year of transition for Guardian Media as it implemented a number of planned structural changes. These changes included: (1) print automation systems to improve efficiency; (2) internal restructuring to lower the cost base and further improve the efficiency and quality of content creation and (3) re-alignment of teams to better serve our customers and fully equip the company for the digital media landscape. The one-time costs of these changes are reflected in these results. Parallel to this, the country’s economic slowdown has had a considerable impact on advertising spend across all sectors.”
The stock last traded at TT$17.98 in November on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange (TTSE), but now has an offer at $16.38. Net asset value is TT$6.66 per stock, with the stock offered for sale at 2.46 times book value. The company is a subsidiary of Ansa McAl which is also listed on the TTSE.

Rising stocks out pace decliners – TTSE

Trading on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange closed on Wednesday with 16 securities changing hands compared to 15 on Tuesday, with 6 advancing, 4 declining and 6 remaining unchanged.
The market closed with JMMB Group continuing to rally to new 52-week highs as the price closed at $1.76 with trades of only 54 units while three securities closed at 52 weeks’ lows. By the end of trading a total of 120,210 shares traded at a value of $4,165,527 compared to Tuesday’s trades of 649,685 valued at $4,049,106. Ansa McAL and Clico Investment led with 53 percent and 29 percent of the value of securities traded.
The Composite Index added 0.48 points to 1,250.45, the All T&T Index declined by 0.24 points to 1,760.59 and the Cross Listed Index rose 0.16 points to 99.60.
IC bid-offer Indicator| The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended with 2 stocks with bids higher than last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
Gains| The last traded price of the securities rising and the volume changing hands are, Ansa McAL with gains of 4 cents, closed at $63.05 with 35,000 shares valued at $2,206,750, Ansa Merchant Bank settling at $40, in gaining 5 cents with 344 units changing hands, JMMB Group closing at a 52 weeks’ high of $1.76, after rising 3 cents with only 54 units. Point Lisas traded 19 cents higher to $4 with 5,500 shares trading, Scotiabank closed with a 1 cent gain, at $58.06 with a mere 16 units being exchanged and Trinidad & Tobago NGL closed at $23.11, after rising 1 cent with trades of 2,000 shares.
Losses| The last traded prices of the securities declining and the volume changing hands are Guardian Holdings closed 11 cents lower to $15.15 with 450 units, Guardian Media hit a 52 weeks’ low of $18, having lost 34 cents trading 80 units, National Flour Mills ended at a 52 weeks’ low of $1.99, with a loss of 1 cent while exchanging 800 units and Republic Financial Holdings lost 3 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $101.76 with 4,151 shares valued at $422,525 changing hands.
Firm Trades| The last traded prices of securities and the volume traded unchanged at the close of trading are, Agostini’s trading 1,927 units at $20.53, Clico Investment that closed at $21 with 58,300 shares valued at $1,224,300, First Citizens closing at $31.80 with 223 units. Grace Kennedy remained at $2.89 exchanging 8,300 shares, Massy Holdings closed at $49 with 3,015 shares and One Caribbean Media ended at $14 trading 50 units.

TTSE falls moderately as 6 stocks dip

Trading on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange ended on Thursday with 15 securities changing hands compared to 14 on Wednesday while the price of 1 stock advanced, 6 declined and 8 remained unchanged.
The market closed with firm with 776,854 shares traded at a value of $4,314,342 compared to Wednesday’s trades of 302,425 valued at $1,384,509.
The Composite Index declined 0.50 points to 1,210.10, the All T&T Index fell 0.72 points to 1,791.71 and the Cross Listed Index lost 0.04 points to 84.22 points.
IC bid-offer Indicator| The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended with 4 stocks with bids higher than last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
Gains| Sagicor Financial gained 1 cent to close at $8.01 exchanging 20,364 shares.
Losses| Ansa McAL lost 1 cent to close at $66 trading only 5 units, Guardian Media was down 1 cent to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $18.34 with 500 units changing hands, JMMB Group closed at $1.19, losing 1 cent with 447,060 shares valued at $533,595. National Flour Mills lost 2 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $2.13, with 1,000 shares switching owners, Prestige Holdings closed at a 52 weeks’ low of $10.63, with a loss of 1 cent trading 305 units and Trinidad & Tobago NGL traded 20 cents lower to $23.50 in exchanging 124,297 shares valued at $2,922,069.
Firm Trades| Clico Investment traded 5,655 shares at $22.25, First Citizens exchanged 3,272 shares at $31.65, Grace Kennedy closed at $2.85 trading 31,557 shares. Guardian Holdings held firm at $16.30 in exchanging 1,726 shares, Massy Holdings was unchanged at $49, with 30 units trading, National Enterprises traded 159 units at $10.48. Republic Financial Holdings closed at $101.90 trading 200 units and Scotia Investments closed at $2.20, with an exchange of 140,724 shares valued at $309,593.

Only 10 T&T securities trade on Friday

West Indian Tobacco traded $2,384,500, nearly 50% of the value  traded on Friday.

Trading on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange on Friday resulted in 10 securities changing hands, compared to 11 on Thursday. Market activity led to 2 stocks rising, 1 falling and 7 remaining unchanged.
At the close, 393,123 shares were exchanged at a value of $5,048,449, compared to Thursday’s trades of 322,943 units valued at $11,771,171.
The Composite Index lost 0.02 points to 1,209.85, the All T&T Index declined 0.11 points to 1,791.76 and the Cross Listed Index gained 0.01 point to 84.15.
IC bid-offer Indicator| The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended with 3 stocks with bids higher than last selling prices and 6 with lower offers.
Gains| Sagicor Financial gained 1 cent to close at $8.01, with trades of 6,907 shares and Trinidad & Tobago NGL traded 9 cents higher, closing at $23.60, with an exchange of 78,579 shares valued at $1,849,738.
Losses| National Enterprises closed at $10.48, losing 1 cent trading 5,000 shares.
Firm Trades| Clico Investment exchanged 43 units at $22.40, First Citizens traded 2,562 shares at $31.65, Guardian Media closed at $18.35 with 53 units being exchanged,JMMB Group held firm at $1.20 with 275,000 shares valued at $330,000 trading. Massy Holdings closed at $49 exchanging 5,970 shares, Republic Financial Holdings traded a mere 9 units at $101.90 and West Indian Tobacco closed at $125.50, with an exchange of 19,000 shares valued at $2,384,500.