TTSE closed week with gains on Friday

First Citizens Bank closed at 52 weeks’ high on Friday.

The Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange closed on Friday with gains in the market indices as more stocks rose than declined.
Trading resulted in an exchange of 403,858 shares, for a sum of $5,540,178 compared to 225,598 shares, amounting to $3,601,556 on Thursday.
The market closed on Friday with 18 securities trading, compared to 11 on Thursday, with eight gaining, four declining as the prices of six closed unchanged. Two stocks closed at 52 weeks’ high and one at 52 weeks’ low.
The T&T Composite Index rose 3.76 points to 1,490.04. The All T&T Index gained 3.87 points to 1,892.47, while the Cross Listed Index added 0.50 points to close at 147.35.
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 two with lower offers.
Gains| Clico Investments closed with a gain of 25 cents at $28.50, with 106,891 units trading, First Caribbean International Bank gained 5 cents and settled at $7.90, with 506 units changing hands, First Citizens Bank finished trading of 700 shares after rising 10 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $46.10. Grace Kennedy closed with an increase of 5 cents and closed at $3.95, with 26,017 units changing hands, Guardian Holdings rose 48 cents and settled at $21.99, after exchanging 8,960 shares, JMMB Group ended trading of 157,602 shares with a gain of 4 cents at $2.70. Massy Holdings rose 48 cents and ended at $61.99, with 9,025 units changing hands and Republic Financial added 49 cents and ended at a 52 weeks’ high of $136.50, after exchanging just 50 shares.
Losses| Scotiabank lost 1 cent and completed trading of 2,347 units at $61.99, Trinidad & Tobago NGL lost 60 cents in trading 16,246 shares and closed at $21. West Indian Tobacco ended trading with 1,120 units and lost 35 cents to settle at $40.65 and Unilever Caribbean shares fell 15 cents to $22 in swapping 2,853 shares.
Firm Trades| Angostura Holdings completed trading of 1,000 stock units at $16.17, CinemaOne ended at $5.75, after exchanging 1,000 shares, Guardian Media settled at $7, after swapping of 2,759 shares. National Flour concluded trading of 2,051 units at $1.40, One Caribbean Media closed at $8.38, with an exchange of 64,231 stock units and Trinidad Cement ended at $1.98, with 500 units crossing the exchange.

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

JSE Main Market ekes out gain

Grace Kennedy ended at a 52 weeks’ closing high.

The Main Market on the Jamaica Stock Exchange posted modest gains at the close on Thursday even as declining stocks doubled advancing ones but with Grace Kennedy and Victoria Mutual investments hitting record highs.
At the close, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index advanced 478.62 points to close at 546,009.63, the JSE Market Index gained 402.72 points to end at 497,269.11 while the JSE Financial Index rose 0.23 points to 133.40.
The market closed with 47 securities changing hands in the Main and US dollar markets with prices of 11 advancing, 22 declining and 14 remaining unchanged. The JSE Main Market activity ended with 42 securities accounting 22,654,582 units valued at $171,374,765 in contrast to 30,283,990 units valued at $380,332,800 from 39 securities on Wednesday.
 Sagicor Select Financial Fund dominated trading with 9.1 million shares for 40 percent of total volume, followed by Wigton Windfarm with 6.6 million units for 29 percent of the day’s trade, and Sagicor Select Manufacturing and Distribution Fund with 2.4 million shares for 10.6 percent of the market’s volume. Sagicor Group with an exchange of 1.5 million shares, for 6.5 percent of the Main Market volume, was the only other stock trading more than one million units.
 The Market closed with an average of 539,395 units for $4,080,352 for each security traded, in contrast to 776,513 units valued at an average of $9,752,123 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 563,186 units at $3,051,311 for each security changing hands, compared to 564,747 units valued at $2,959,713 for each security traded. Trading in December resulted in an average of 595,143 units valued at $9,344,514 for each security.
 IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows seven stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and four closing with lower offers. The PE ratio of the market ended at 19.8, while the Main Market ended at 19.1 times the 2019 earnings.
In the prime market, Caribbean Cement dropped $4.45 to end at $67.56 after trading 108,571 shares, Eppley closed 60 cents lower to $14.40, with 3,543 stock units changing hands, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund lost 96 cents to settle at $38.04, after swapping 500 units. Grace Kennedy climbed $3.99 to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $79, with an exchange of 19,291 shares, Jamaica Broilers declined $1 to $34 in trading 36,873 shares, Jamaica Producers gained $2.61, rising to $25.84 in transferring 12,959 shares. Jamaica Stock Exchange closed $3.40 higher at $34.95, with 59,326 shares changing hands. JMMB Group dropped $2.30 to $45.20, in swapping 109,721 shares, Kingston Wharves plunged $6 to $65 while trading 17,841 units, Palace Amusement lost $1 to settle at $2,789, after an exchange of 70 units. Proven Investments dropped $4.95 to end at $50, with 52,655 shares traded, Sagicor Group declined $5.25 to $64.74 in transferring 1,478,177 shares, Seprod added 50 cents to settle at $49.50 exchanging 23,123 units. Stanley Motta ended at $5.50, after losing 30 cents, with 760,600 units changing hands and Supreme Ventures settled at $23.20, with a loss of 77 cents exchanging 56,451 shares.
Trading in the US dollar market ended with 188,960 units for US$61,283. The market index dropped 6.56 points to close at 234.98. JMMB Group 5.75% preference share gained 38 US cents to end at US$2.10, with 2,000 units changing hands, Margaritaville Turks lost 2.5 US cents to close at 31.5 US cents in exchanging 100 units. Proven Investments lost 2 US cents to close at 32 US cents trading 175,270 shares, Sterling Investments closed at 3 US cents in exchanging 3,000 units and Sygnus Credit Investments gained half of 1 US cent to close at 17.5 US cents after the transfer of 5,590 shares.

TTSE slips again on Thursday

First Citizens closed at a 52 weeks’ high on TTSE on Thursday.

The Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange closed slipped again on Thursday with increased trading but with more stocks declining than rising.
Trading resulted in an exchange of 225,598 shares, for a sum of $3,601,556 compared to 36,138 shares, amounting to $1,010,495 on Wednesday.
The market closed on Thursday with only 11 securities trading, similar to Wednesday, with three stocks gaining, five declining as the prices of three closed unchanged.
The T&T Composite Index lost 1.01 points to end at 1,486.28. The All T&T Index declined by 0.82 points to 1,888.60, while the Cross Listed Index shed 0.16 points to close at 146.85.
IC bid-offer Indicator| The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the bids of four stocks higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
Gains| Clico Investments added 13 cents and closed at $28.25, with 7,295 stock units trading, Ansa McAl increased 5 cents after exchanging 1,164 shares at $55.30, and First Citizens Bank rose 75 cents and ended at an all-time high of $46, with 5,980 stock units changing hands.
Losses| Guardian Holdings fell 48 cents and settled at $21.51, with 57,711 units crossing the exchange, JMMB Group lost 4 cents and ended at $2.66, with investors exchanging 23,036 shares. Massy Holdings fell 49 cents and completed trading of 2,813 stock units at $61.51, Trinidad & Tobago NGL dived $1.40 in trading 9,766 shares and closed at $21.60 and West Indian Tobacco closed with a loss of 19 cents and settled at $41, after swapping 1,405 shares.
Firm Trades| First Caribbean International Bank concluded trading with 523 stock units at $7.85, NCB Financial ended at $11.15 with 115,000 units crossing the exchange and Unilever Caribbean settled at $22.15, with investors exchanging 905 shares.

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

 

7000 points JSE Main Market drop

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The Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market dived sharply on Wednesday with the All  Jamaica Composite Index tumbling 7,018.30 points to close at 545,531.01 and the JSE Market Index declining 6,328.36 points to 496,866.39.
The market closed with 42 securities changing hands in the Main and US dollar markets with the prices of 19 advancing, 12 declining and 11 trading firm as the JSE Financial Index lost 2.97 points to 133.17. The PE ratio of the market ended at 20.1, while the Main Market ended at 19.3 times 2019 earnings.
The value stocks trading tripled Tuesday’s level, but the volume was lower, as the market ended with 39 securities changing hands in the Main Market, accounting for 30,283,990 units, valued at $380,332,800, in contrast to 35,465,290 units valued at $125,645,204 from 41 securities on Tuesday.
Wigton Windfarm dominated trading with 9.2 million shares for 30 percent of total volume, followed by Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 7.75 million units for 26 percent of the day’s trade and QWI Investments with 2.4 million shares for 8 percent of the market’s volume. Other stocks trading more than one million units were Caribbean Cement with 1 million units, Jamaica Broilers with 1.1 million shares, Jamaica Producers Group with 1.5 million shares, Jamaica Stock Exchange with 1.2 million, Sagicor Group with 1.14 million and Sagicor Select Manufacturing and Distribution Fund with 1.7 million units.
The Market closed with an average of 776,513 units at $9,752,123 for each security traded, in contrast to 865,007 units at an average of $2,778,194 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 564,747 units valued at $2,959,713 for each security changing hands, compared to 551,005 units valued at $2,487,513 for each security traded. Trading in December resulted in an average of 595,143 units valued at $9,344,514 for each security.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows six stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and four closing with lower offers.
In the prime market, Barita Investments gained $1 to settle at $72 in trading 158,050 units, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund rose to $39 after gaining 97 cents and exchanging 1,000 stock units, Grace Kennedy climbed $2.51 to end at $75.01, with 28,379 shares changing hands. Jamaica Broilers drifted $2 to $35, in swapping 1,115,542 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange lost $1.33 and ended at $31.55, in transferring 1,203,500 stock units, JMMB Group closed 80 cents lower to $47.50 after exchanging 35,156 shares. NCB Financial gained 50 cents to settle at $190, after swapping 142,993 units, PanJam Investment closed at $100.50, after losing 50 cents trading 14,560 shares, Portland JSX added 99 cents to close at $8.99, with 1,000 units changing hands. Proven Investments climbed $5.45 to end at $54.95, in trading 8,166 shares, Pulse Investments gained 44 cents to end at $6.94, in exchanging 43,234 shares, Radio Jamaica closed 36 cents higher to $1.77 after transferring 33,244 shares. Sagicor Group lost 90 cents to end at $70, with an exchange of 1,137,836 shares, Scotia Group dropped $3.50 to close at $54 trading 24,100 shares, Seprod closed $2 higher at $49 exchanging 284,322 units. Stanley Motta closed at $5.80, after gaining 30 cents in swapping 400 units, Supreme Ventures climbed $2.95 and settled at $23.97, after transferring 96,284 shares, Sygnus Credit Investments closed $1.30 higher to $26.90, with 29,288 shares changing hands. Victoria Mutual Investments added $1 to end at a record high of $12.50, in swapping 519,848 shares and in the preference segment, Eppley 8.25% lost 50 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ low of 5.50 after trading 16,000 stock units.
Trading in the US dollar market ended with 8,264 units valued at over US$2,546. The market index lost 0.11 points to close at 241.54. JMMB Group 6% preference share exchanged 461 units at US$1.05, Proven Investments gained 1 US cent to close at 34 US cents trading 5,987 units and Sterling Investments closed at 3 US cents, with 1,816 units changing hands.

Sharp surge in JSE Main Market

Kingston Wharves jumped $9.40 on Tuesday.

The major indices of the Jamaica Stock Exchange surged substantially at the close on Tuesday as Kingston Wharves led price movement with a gain of $9.40 and heavy weighted Scotia Group rose $1.
At the close, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index soared 8,517.00 points to close at 552,549.31, the JSE Market Index surged 7,718.70 points to 503,194.75 and the JSE Financial Index rose 1.81 points to 136.17.
The market closed with 43 securities changing hands in the Main and US dollar markets with the prices of 15 advancing, 18 declining and 10 trading firm. The JSE Main Market activity ended with 41 securities accounting 35,465,290 units valued at $125,645,204 in contrast to 17,412,213 units valued at $219,477,578 from 42 securities on Monday.
Wigton Windfarm dominated trading with 22.2 million shares for 62 percent of total volume, followed by Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 6.2 million units for 17 percent of the day’s trade and Sagicor Select Manufacturing and Distribution Fund with 2.24 million shares for 6 percent of market share. QWI Investments with 1.56 million units changing hands was the only other company trading more than one million shares.
The Market closed with an average of 865,007 units valued at an average of $3,064,517 for each security traded, in contrast to 414,576 units valued at an average of $5,225,657 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 551,005 units valued at $2,508,438 for each security changing hands, compared to 528,016 units valued at $2,464,544 for each security traded. Trading in December resulted in an average of 595,143 units valued at $9,344,514 for each security.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows nine stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three closing with lower offers. The PE ratio of the market ended at 19.8, while the Main Market ended at 19.1 times 2019 earnings.
In trading, Barita Investments closed $1 lower to $71, with an exchange of 8,804 units, Berger Paints lost 49 cents to end at $16.51, trading 14,350 shares, Caribbean Cement settled at $72, losing $1 in swapping 5,500 units. Carreras lost 31 cents to close at $7.98, with 364,936 shares changing hands, Grace Kennedy gained 50 cents after transferring 17,959 shares and ending at $72.50, Jamaica Broilers closed at $37, after losing $1 trading 77,652 shares. Jamaica Producers settled at $23, with a loss of $1.61 in swapping 132,056 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange added 88 cents and closed at $32.88, after exchanging 24,557 shares, JMMB Group gained 30 cents to close at $48.30 trading 77,725 shares. Kingston Wharves jumped $9.40 to $71, with 7,780 units changing hands, NCB Financial traded 39,634 units for a loss of 50 cents to settle at $189.50, PanJam Investment ended at $101, with a loss of $1 in trading 31,334 shares. Portland JSX closed 30 cents higher at $8, after swapping 1,500 units, Proven Investments added 50 cents to end at a record closing high of $49.50, with an exchange of 20,981 shares, Radio Jamaica lost 48 cents to settle at $1.41, with 246,227 shares changing hands. Sagicor Real Estate Fund ended 60 cents lower to close at $9 while trading 183,700 shares, Scotia Group added $1 to close at $57.50, after swapping 563,570 shares, Seprod dropped $2.95 to end at $47 while trading 11,255 units. Supreme Ventures tumbled to $21.02, after falling $3.98 and exchanging 56,530 shares, Sygnus Credit Investments closed $1.15 lower to $25.60, with 31,627 shares changing hands and Victoria Mutual Investments rose to a record high of $11.50, with a gain of 54 cents to end at $11.50, as 337,888 shares crossed the exchange.
Trading in the US dollar market ended with 25,611 units valued at over US$4,730. The market index climbed 4.19 points to close at 241.65. Proven Investments gained 1.5 US cents to close at 33 US cents trading 2,218 shares and Sygnus Credit Investments ended 2 US cents higher to settle at 17 US cents with 23,393 units changing hands.

Two TTSE stocks hit yearly high – Tuesday

First Citizens closed at a 52 weeks’ high on Tuesday.

The Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange closed higher on Tuesday after stocks gaining outnumbered declining ones with First Citizens Bank and Republic Financial ending at a 52 weeks’ high and One Caribbean Media closing at a 52 weeks’ low.
The market closed with on Tuesday with 16 securities trading, up from 15 on Monday, with five rising, two declining as the prices of nine closed unchanged.
The T&T Composite Index rose 2.89 points to 1,489.11. The All T&T Index gained 5.75 points to end at 1,891.44, while the Cross Listed Index remained unchanged at 147.23.
Trading resulted in an exchange of 206,400 shares, valued at $3,300,801 compared to 290,064 shares, amounting to $5,369,718 on Monday.
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 two with lower offers.
Gains| Clico Investments gained 12 cents to close at $28.12, with 16,041 units crossing the exchange, First Citizens Bank rose by 5 cents and settled at 52 weeks’ high of $45.25, after exchanging 459 shares. Guardian Holdings increased 49 cents to $21.99, after trading 1,312 stock units, National Enterprises closed with a gain of 20 cents and closed at $5.70, with a transfer of 10,000 units and Republic Financial gained 26 cents and closed at a 52 weeks’ high of $136.01, with 14,857 units changing hands.
Losses| One Caribbean Media closed with a loss of 2 cents at 52 weeks’ low of $8.38 in swapping of 1,600 shares, while Trinidad & Tobago NGL traded 1,318 shares and fell 40 cents to close at $23.
Firm Trades| First Caribbean International Bank completed trading at $7.90, with 1,650 stock units changing hands, Grace Kennedy concluded at $3.90, with 29,079 units, JMMB Group ended at $2.70, with 26,000 units crossing the exchange. Massy Holdings closed at $62, with 2,727 units, National Flour ended at $1.40, with 94,213 units, Prestige Holdings settled at $8.90, swapping of 1,825 shares. Scotiabank ended at $62, with 2,136 units crossing the exchange, Trinidad Cement settled at $1.98, with 2,450 units changing hands and West Indian Tobacco traded 733 units at $41.20.

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

 

JSE Main Market loses ground – Monday

Activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market began the week with the major indices losing ground with rising stocks edging out declining ones.
At the close, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index declined 2,332.11 points to close at 544,032.31, the JSE Market Index dropped 2,102.93 points to 495,476.05 and the JSE Financial Index lost 1.18 points to 134.33.
Grace Kennedy and Jamaica Producers lost $5 and $2.39, respectively, at the same time, Kingston Wharves jumped $5.57, Jamaica Stock Exchange climbed $3.14 and Caribbean Cement was up $2 to be some of the more significant movers at the close of trading.
The market closed with 46 securities changing hands in the Main and US dollar markets with the prices of 19 advancing, 16 declining and 11 trading firm. The JSE Main Market activity ended with 42 securities accounting 17,412,213 units valued at $219,477,578 in contrast to 18,625,847 units valued at $90,035,262 from 43 securities on Friday.
 Sagicor Select Financial Fund dominated trading with 5.65 million shares for 32 percent of total volume, followed by Wigton Windfarm with 3.45 million units for 20 percent of the day’s trade and Sagicor Select Manufacturing and Distribution Fund with 2.64 million shares for 15 percent market share. Other stocks trading more than one million shares were Grace Kennedy with 1.25 million shares and QWI Investments with 1.44 million units.
The market closed with an average of 414,576 units valued at an average of $5,225,657 for each security traded, in contrast to 433,159 units valued at an average of $2,093,843 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 528,016 units valued at $2,464,594 for each security changing hands, compared to 537,214 units valued at $2,221,990 for each security traded. Trading in December resulted in an average of 595,143 units valued at $9,344,514 for each security.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows nine stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and one closing with lower offers. The PE ratio of the market ended at 19.9, while the Main Market ended at 19.2 times 2019 earnings.
In the prime market, Barita Investments lost 50 to close at $72 in trading 8,851 units, Berger Paints closed 85 cents lower to $17, with an exchange of 900 shares, Caribbean Cement gained $2 to settle at $73, with 7,203 stock units changing hands. Eppley Caribbean Property Fund rose 98 cents to $38, in swapping 3,200 shares, Grace Kennedy dropped $5 to end at $72, after transferring 1,248,922 shares, Jamaica Broilers closed at $38, after losing $1 in trading 2,849 shares. Jamaica Producers settled at $24.61, with a loss of $2.39 in swapping 21,511 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange advanced by $3.14 to $32, in exchanging 56,550 shares, JMMB Group lost 45 cents to close at $48, with 107,892 shares changing hands. Kingston Wharves climbed $5.57 to $61.60, in transferring 32,070 units, Mayberry Jamaican Equities ended 31 cents lower at $11.01, with an exchange of 22,155 shares, 138 Student Living gained 42 cents to settle at $4.22 trading 3,000 shares. PanJam Investment ended at $102, with a gain of $1 after exchanging 8,876 shares. Portland JSX lost $1.29 to end at $7.70, with 92,980 shares changing hands, Proven Investments gained $1 to $49, after transferring 29,275 shares, Sagicor Real Estate Fund ended 55 cents higher to close at $9.60 after trading 7,657 stock units. Scotia Group added 50 cents to settle at $56.50, with 91,557 shares changing hands, Supreme Ventures ended at $25, gaining $1 exchanging 54,697 shares, Victoria Mutual Investments closed 36 cents higher at $10.96, after swapping 334,266 shares and Wisynco Group rose $1 to $23, in trading 74,342 units.
Trading in the US dollar market ended with 395,007 units value US$115,375. The market index plunged 10.07 points to close at 237.46. Margaritaville traded 251,150 shares and declined marginally from 34 US cents to 33.99 US cents, Proven Investments closed 2.5 US cents lower to 31.55 US cents, after swapping 13,933 shares. Sygnus Credit Investments lost 3 US cents in exchanging 126,766 units to close at 15 US cents, and JMMB Group 5.75% preference share remained unchanged at US$1.72, after trading 3,158 units.

TTSE trading ends at 5 all – Monday

Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange Head Quarters

The Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange closed higher on Monday after an equal number of stocks recorded gains and losses with the volume and value of shares traded remaining close to Friday’s levels.
The market closed with 15 securities trading, with five gaining, five declining as the prices of five closed unchanged, with Guardian Media ending at a 52 weeks’ low.
The T&T Composite Index gained 5.86 points to close at 1,486.22. The All T&T Index rose 2.54 points to 1,885.69, while the Cross Listed Index added 1.26 points to close at 147.23.
Trading resulted in an exchange of 290,064 shares, valued at $5,369,718, compared to 237,058 shares, valued at $5,808,030, from 16 securities on Friday.
IC bid-offer Indicator| The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the bids of six stocks higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
Gains| JMMB Group increased 4 cents and settled at $2.70, after exchanging 76,185 shares, National Flour rose of 5 cents in trading with 3,445 units at $1.40, NCB Financial traded 59,818 units and rose 15 cents to end at $11.15. Scotiabank climbed $1settled at $62, with 12,529 stock units trading and West Indian Tobacco rose 20 cents to $41.20, with 850 units crossing the exchange.
Losses| Clico Investments fell 10 cents and ended at $28, with a transfer of 98,961 units, Angostura Holdings closed with a loss of 3 cents at $16.17, with an exchange of 1,250 units, Guardian Holdings fell 10 cents to end at $21.50, with 2,807 units crossing the exchange. Guardian Media closed 50 cents lower to a 52 weeks’ low of $7, with 7,241 stock units changing hands while Trinidad & Tobago NGL traded 189 shares and fell 5 cents to close at $23.40.
Firm Trades| Agostini’s traded just 42 units at $25, First Caribbean International Bank settled at $7.90, after transferring 1,000 stock units, Massy Holdings ended at $62, with investors exchanging 11,591 shares, Point Lisas closed at $3.55, in swapping 11,692 shares and Trinidad Cement ended at $1.98, with investors exchanging 2,464 shares.

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

JSE majors drop 6,300 points this week

The Main Market indices on the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended the week on Friday, with another round of losses with the market closing down on Friday at the end of a volatile week.
At the close, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 2,369.39 points to close at 546,364.42, with a drop of 6,296 points for the week. The JSE Market Index declined 2,098.74 points to 497,578.98, leading to a decline of 5,758 points for the week and the JSE Financial Index lost 0.81 points to 135.51.
The market closed with 50 securities changing hands in the Main and US dollar markets with the prices of 18 advancing, 20 declining and 12 trading firm. The JSE Main Market activity ended with 43 securities accounting 18,625,847 units valued at $90,035,262 in contrast to 28,467,668 units valued at $102,258,217 from 42 securities on Thursday. JMMB Group 7.25% preference share closed at a 52 weeks’ low of $1.45.
Wigton Windfarm dominated trading with 6.5 million shares for 35 percent of total volume, followed by Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 5 million units for 27 percent of the day’s trade and QWI Investments with 2.2 million shares for 12 percent of the market’s volume. The only other stock trading more than one million shares was Sagicor Select Fund – Manufacturing and Distribution, with 1.2 million units.
The Market closed with an average of 433,159 units valued at an average of $2,093,843 for each security traded, in contrast to 662,039 units valued at an average of $2,378,098 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 537,214 units valued at $2,21,990 for each security changing hands, compared to 546,633 units valued at $2,234,657 for each security traded. Trading in December resulted in an average of 595,143 units valued at $9,344,514 for each security.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows eight stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two closing with lower offers. The PE ratio of the market ended at 19.7, while the Main Market ended at 18.8 times the 2019 earnings.
In the prime market, Barita Investments closed 50 cents lower to $72.50, with an exchange of 175,838 units, Berger Paints gained 85 cents to end at $17.85, with 3,139 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cement dropped $2.45, settling at $71 in trading 4,824 shares. Eppley closed 60 cents higher at $15, after transferring 3,675 units, Grace Kennedy slipped $1 to close at $77, in swapping 107,380 shares, Jamaica Broilers closed $2.90 higher to $39 after exchanging 2,050 shares. Jamaica Producers Group gained $2.47 to end at $27 trading 200 units. MPC Caribbean Clean Energy advanced $16 to $231, with 100 units changing hands, NCB Financial Group lost $3 in transferring 72,880 shares to close at $190, after trading as low as $175.01, 138 Student Living lost 42 cents to settle at $3.80, in swapping 93,977 shares. PanJam Investment ended at $101, with a gain of 45 cents trading 1,772 shares, Proven Investments declined $1.95 to $48, after 19,016 units changed hands, Pulse Investments closed at $6.50, with a loss of 59 cents in transferring 235,665 shares. Sagicor Real Estate Fund lost 84 cents in swapping 22,301 shares, and ending at $9.05, Scotia Group added $1 to close at $56, with 145,825 shares changing hands, Seprod gained $1.99 and ended at $49.99, after trading 117,955 shares. Supreme Ventures gained $1 to end at 24.00 with 12,840 stock units trading, Sygnus Credit Investments slid to $26.50, after losing 50 cents and transferring 25,616 shares and Wisynco Group dropped $1.25 to end the day’s trade at $22, in swapping 134,384 shares.
Trading in the US dollar market ended with 316,904 units valued at over US$112,316. The market index advanced 12.02 points to close at 247.53. Margaritaville lost 1 US cent in an exchange of 125 units at 34 US cents, Proven Investments gained 2 US cents to close at 34 US cents, after exchanging 311,898 shares, Sygnus Credit Investments traded 1,625 units at 18 US cents, Sterling Investments closed at 3 US cents with 918 units changing hands,
In the preference section of the US dollar market, JMMB Group 5.75% swapped 1,030 units, gaining 2 US cents to end at US$1.52, JMMB Group 6% settled at US$1.05, after rising 5 US cents trading 866 shares and JMMB Group 5.75% lost 30 US cents to settle at US$1.72, after an exchange of 442 units.

Stocks closed higher on TTSE trading – Friday

First Citizens Bank closed at a 52 weeks’ high on TTSE on Friday.

Trading closed on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange on Friday with rising stocks just edging out declining ones and leading to modest gains in the market indices.
The market closed with 16 securities trading, with six gaining, five declining as the prices of five closed unchanged after First Citizens Bank ended at a new 52 weeks’ high.
The T&T Composite Index rose 1.22 points to end at 1,480.36. The All T&T Index gained 2.02 points to 1,883.15, while the Cross Listed Index inched 0.05 points to close at 145.97.
Trading resulted in an exchange of 237,058 shares, valued at $5,808,030, compared to 223,638 shares, valued at $5,221,135, from 17 securities 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 two with lower offers.
Gains| Clico Investments rose 10 cents and ended at $28.10, with an exchange of 11,640 units, Angostura Holdings added 4 cents and ended at $16.20, in swapping 6,210 shares, First Citizens Bank increased 5 cents and settled at a 52 weeks’ high of $45.20, trading 1,600 stock units. Guardian Holdings added 10 cents and ended at $21.60, with 8 stock units changing hands, JMMB Group closed with an increase of 1 cent to close at $2.66, with 1,056 units crossing the exchange and Trinidad & Tobago NGL closed trading of 5,804 shares and rose 45 cents to close at $23.45.
Losses| Ansa McAl shares fell 5 cents and completed trading of 23,629 shares at $55.25, National Flour closed with a loss of 5 cents and closed at $1.35, with 100,000 units exchanging hands, Scotiabank ended with a loss of 1 cent at $61, with 51,286 units crossing the exchange. West Indian Tobacco shed 20 cents and completed trading 2,481 units at $41 and Unilever Caribbean dropped 10 cents and settled at a 52 weeks’ low of $22.15 in swapping 2,742 shares.
Firm Trades| Agostini’s traded just 5 units at $25, Massy Holdings completed trading at $62, with 20 units, National Enterprises settled at $5.50, with 20 units changing hands, NCB Financial ended trading of 29,757 shares at $11 and Republic Financial closed at $135.75, with investors exchanging 800 units.

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