Six up 1 down on TTSE

Trading on the Trinidad Stock Exchange ended on Thursday with 11 securities changing hands of which 6 advanced, 1 declined and 4 traded firm with a total of 149,740 units, valued at $857,089.
TTSE sum 7-5-15At the close of the market, the Composite Index rose 1.09 points to close at 1,154.50, the All T&T Index remained unchanged at 1,968.83 points and the Cross Listed Index fell / increased by 0.29 points to end at 44.61.
Gains| Stocks increasing in price at the close are, Grace Kennedy with 49,642 shares trading for $173,727, closing at $3.50 with a 1 cent increase. JMMB Group contributed 36,565 shares while increasing by 6 cents to end at 56 cents, had 1,564 units trading, 2 cents higher to $1.62, while Prestige Holdings with 50,000 shares changing hands for a value of $500,000, closed with an increase of 12 cents to $10. Sagicor Financial Corporation added 7,293 shares and gained 1 cent to end at $5.91 and Scotia Investments ended with just 186 units changing hands but the price climbed 5 cents to $1.50.
Declines| Guardian Holdings declined 1 cent to end at $14.25 with 3,000 shares changing hands and was the only stock declining.
Firm Trades| Stocks closing with prices unchanged at the end of trading are, First Citizens Bank trading 1,090 shares to close at $35.78, Massy Holdings trading just 50 shares at $63.43, Republic Bank traded 200 shares at $115 and Scotiabank traded 150 shares and ended at $62.43.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 3 stocks with the bid higher than their last selling prices and 2 stocks with offers that were lower.

JSE climbs to 3 ½ year high

JMMB Group closed at a new 52 weeks' high of $9

JMMB Group closed at a new 52 weeks’ high of $9

Activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulted in the prices of 14 stocks rising, 4 declining as 28 securities changed hands with 4 closing a 52 weeks’ high and ending in 3,853,164 units trading, valued at $32,329,025, in all market segments.
The JSE Market Index gained 483.17 points to 97,235.21, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 540.21 points to close at 107,431.77, a 3 ½ year high and the JSE combined index gained 455.12 points to close at 99,137.58.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 11 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with offers that were lower.
JSE sum 7-5-15In trading, Barita Investments ended trading with 15,380 shares trading to close 5 cents higher at $2.30 as demand chips in for the stocks with the company releasing half year results, showing profits of $130 million versus $105 million in 2014. Desnoes & Geddes closed with 520,891 shares trading to close unchanged at $7, Grace Kennedy finished trading with 31,762 units 50 cents higher at a new 52 weeks’ high of $65.50, JMMB Group saw trading in 243,133 shares and rose 70 cents to a new 52 weeks low of $9. Mayberry Investments ended with the price slipping 15 cents to $2.65 with 501,020 shares changing hands. Mayberry released first quarter result after trading showing earnings of $82 million or 7 cents per shares, after booking the full amount of asset tax in the quarter.JSE fn Qts 7-5-15 National Commercial Bank closed unchanged with 575,063 shares at $30, Sagicor Group finished trading with 89,919 units and gained 14 cents to end at $12. Scotia Group concluded trading with 30,700 shares changing hands unchanged at $25, Supreme Ventures completed trading in 20,000 shares at $3.90 and gained 30 cents in the process, Proven Investments had dealing in 23,600 ordinary share at 21 US cents and Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share contributed 389,300 units at $3.

18 gains 10 new highs – Tuesday

H&L gained 35% or $2.65 to $10.15 on Tuesday

H&L gained 35% or $2.65 to $10.15 on Tuesday

The closing main market indices do not tell the full tale of activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Tuesday, as the day closed with 10 new at 52 weeks’ high and with advancing stocks out numbering declining stocks, by a wide margin as 60 percent of stocks trading increased in price. During the early morning, trading in two stocks was halted having exceeded the 15 percent circuit breaker maximum price movement initially.
Hardware and Lumber one of the stocks after an hour freeze in the trade went through with a gain of 29.70 percent but Radio Jamaica price of $3 that the stock had attempted trading at, was well over the 30 percent allowed and was cancelled. Ciboney price gained more than thirty percent from the last price but the bid on the previous day was such that the trade could take place unimpeded as the benchmark for the 15 percent was the bid price in the case. The market closed with the prices of 18 stocks rising, 5 declining, with 30 securities changing hands, ending in 7,028,882 units trading, valued at $46,086,343, in all market segments.
JSE sum 5-5-15 Main Market| The JSE Market Index gained just 11.21 points to 95,493.85, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 12.53 points to close at 105,484.85 and the JSE combined index gained 181.45 points to close at 97,599.81.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 14 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with offers that were lower.
In trading, Caribbean Cement ended with 50,000 units to close higher by 80 cents to end at $5, a new 52 weeks’ high, Carreras closed with 18,000 shares trading as the price jumped $2.82 to $50, a new 52 weeks’ high. Ciboney finished with 500,000 units and put on 2 cents to close at 9 cents, Desnoes & Geddes finished trading with 500 shares and gained of 2 cents to end at a new 52 weeks’ high of $6.51. Grace Kennedy concluded trading with just 10,193 units, 11 cents higher at $64.12, Hardware & Lumber had trading of 4,000 shares, the price climbed $2.65 to end at $10.15, Jamaica Broilers contributed 176,408 shares but the price gained by 9 cents to $5, JMMB Group finished trading with 1,026,000 units to close at $8.30, for a new 52 weeks’ high. Mayberry Investments had dealing in 120,581 units with a gain on 1 cent to end at a new 52 weeks’ high of $2.80, JSE cl qts 5-5-15National Commercial Bank contributed 275,391 shares to trading and ended higher by 51 cents at $30.50, Pan Jamaican Investment ended with 169,314 units trading, 51 cents higher at $57.51. Sagicor Group closed with 160,357 shares traded with a gain of 20 cents to $12.20, a new 52 weeks’ high. Scotia Group finished with 30,305 shares as the price ended at $25, Seprod finished trading with 64,600 units to close at $18.50, Supreme Ventures concluded trading with 755,156 shares as the rice rose 39 cents to end at $3.90, a new 52 weeks’ high. Proven Investments had trading in 25,994 units with the price falling .001 us cents to end at 20.99 us cents, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share finished trading with 180,097 units with a decline of 20 cents to $3 and Proven Investments 8% preference share closed with 64,240 units as the price slipped 5 cents to $5.

5 stocks rose none fell on TTSE

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TTSEDailyTRading280x150 Trading on the Trinidad Stock Exchange was dismally low with just 21,815 units, valued at $537,697 trading with 13 securities changing hands of which 5 advanced, none declined and 8 traded firm.
At the close of the market, the Composite Index rose by 0.12 points to close at 1,153.24, the All T&T Index advanced by just 0.25 points to close at 1,968.49 and the Cross Listed Index remained at 44.32.
Gains| Stocks increasing in price at the close are, Clico Investment Fund with 5,414 shares valued at $121,957, gained 1 cent to end at $22.5. First Citizens Bank traded 1,205 shares to close with a gain of 1 cent at $35.78, Guardian Holdings put on 2 cents while trading 2,000 shares to end at $14.19, Massy Holdings traded 2,181 shares worth $138,341 and gained 1 cent to $63.43 and West Indian Tobacco gained 4 cents to end the day at $125.20.
Firm Trades|Stocks closing with prices unchanged at the end of trading are, Firstcaribbean International Bank trading 500 shares to end unchanged at $5.01, JMMB Group traded with 5,416 shares changing hands to end at 50 cents, One Caribbean Media contributed 100 shares at $22.30.TTSE 5-5-15 Republic Bank traded 200 shares to close at $115, Sagicor Financial traded 191 shares and closed at $5.90, Scotiabank with 391 shares changing hands ended unchanged at $62.50 while Scotia Investments added 1,894 shares at $1.45 and Trinidad Cement had only 1,175 units changing hands to close at $2.90.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 4 stocks with the bid higher than their last selling prices and 1 stock with the offer that was lower.

I cannot understand

JSE signI guess I am getting too old to understand modern day practices or maybe it’s that the younger generation just don’t care about correctness. I could not understand how the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange could have been so confused with the change in name for JMMB Group and listed them on their trading system as Jamaica Money Market Brokers Group Ltd. It was one thing to call the company by the incorrect name in publication of trading but a totally different thing to have the incorrect name in the official trading information as well as the fact sheet on the company.
I remember the days when there were heavy trading in stocks in Jamaica, in the 1990s when the market trading data was manually compiled and the indices computed manually. Back then, it took quite a while for the final report to be issued because they had to make sure the information was correct. Now we have errors being reported daily and there is no information going out to public to correct the errors.
I don’t understand for example why Sterling Investment could have told shareholders in their circular reporting the allocation for rights, for them to subscribe to, that the number of shares in issue is 40 million units and that the record date for the stock split was March 8 this year, and that the notice was published on the JSE website, yet a check on the trading sheets show no change in the trading prices of the stock with the last trading price, the highs and lows still at $134 nor the amount of shares in issue.
The last time we checked, the Manager at the exchange explained that there was a computer programming problem that prevented the highs and lows from being corrected in the case of the three Lasco companies. But that was from 2013, surely they must be able to sort that out by now and certainly, they ought not to be sending false data to the public without some notation to indicate what is the correct. One has to question where is the FSC in all of this?
Sterling logoA check on the JSE website still shows the number of issued shares of Sterling as 4,014,547, vastly different from what the rights issue circular says is the number. The Jamaica Stock Exchange is spending much to roll out a system of direct trading, all kudos to them, but they must pay greater attention to the little details that are of import. It cannot be right to leave errors out in the public for long periods without correction or at least a note as to the correct information. For example there are trading sheets posted with erroneous trading data because the markets hours were either extended beyond 1 PM or corrections were make after trading ended and the report released.
Recently a reader wrote of his concern about small trades which he asked his broker to avoid, here is what was said “the purchase of 200 Brow and 100 SVL: can you try to avoid such transactions by whatever means possible: deleting buy orders when only small volumes are available, deleting orders when only a small balance is remaining to be filled, etc- whatever you can do. This is retrograde step which JSE has taken and they are wrong in saying that is a global standard. I sure that it is not.”
The reader is absolutely correct. I had a case where a small amount of Cable & Wireless shares were traded, based of the various fees charged by the JSE and the brokers I ended up owing the broker although I sold the stock, that by the way is not a joke. I get the impression that the stock exchange sees investors the way the government sees tax payers, just milk them and ignore their pleas for we have the power. Whatever happened to customer friendliness or the customer is king or queen? Barbados has a system where small trades as routed through the odd lot market. Why can’t we do the same or better yet, treat orders as one trade for fee purposes when such orders are filled from many smaller amounts. Whatever the system the present one is wrong.

Moderate price changes on TTSE

Scotia continues to move higher

Scotia continues to move higher

Trading on the Trinidad Stock Exchange closed the week with 16 securities changing hands of which 5 advanced, 2 declined and 9 traded firm with a total of 657,192units, valued at $4,334,568.
At the close of the market, the Composite Index rose 1.06 points to close at 1,152.40, the All T&T Index rose 0.76 points to close at 1,966.81 and the Cross Listed Index increased by a 19 points to close at 44.32.
Gains| Stocks increasing in price at the close are, Firstcaribbean International Bank which gained just 1 cent in trading 2,000 units at $5.01. First Citizens Bank traded 3,876 shares closed with a gain of 5 cents, JMMB Group with 483,729 shares changing hands for a value of $241,835 and closed at 50 cents, after gaining 5 cents. Scotiabank gained 16 cents to end at $62.50 while trading 720 shares and West Indian Tobacco traded 432 shares to close with a gain of 2 cents to end at $125.16.
Declines| The stocks declining at the end of trading are, Agostini’s traded 796 units, lost 3 cents to end at $17.25 and ANSA Merchant Bank fell 5 cents to close at $38.90 while trading 200 shares.
Firm Trades| Stocks closing with prices unchanged at the end of trading are, Clico Investment Fund traded 43,160 shares valued at $973,258 and remained at $22.55. Grace Kennedy contributed 5,050 shares at $3.49, Guardian Media added 11,414 shares valued at $225,541 and closed at $19.76TTSE cht 1-5-15while National Flour Mills closed at $1.60 with 300 units traded. National Enterprises traded 119 shares to close at $17.30 followed by One Caribbean Media with 47,320 shares traded at $22.30 for a value of $1,055,236, Republic Bank traded 11,113 shares valued at $1,279,950 to end at $115. Sagicor Financial Corporation contributed 45,142 shares with a value of $266,337.80, while trading at $5.90 and Trinidad Cement with 1,821 shares traded at $2.75.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 6 stocks with the bid higher than their last selling prices and just 1 with the offer that was lower.

JSE jumps Thursday up 11% for April

NCB closed at a new 52 weeks' high at $30.08 and is up 77% from the low in summer last year.

NCB closed at a new 52 weeks’ high at $30.08 and is up 77% from the low in summer last year.

The Jamaica Stock Exchange, ended on another strong note, with the largest number of stocks gaining for a long time. The market closed out April with big gains for the month. At the end of March the all Jamaica Composite Index was at 92,415.82 and gained 10,576.43 points or 11.4 percent during April.
The strong market activity on Thursday, resulted in the prices of 23 stocks rising, 5 declining as 34 securities changed hands, ending in 7,695,548 units trading, valued at $109,643,238, in all market segments. The JSE Market Index gained 1,987.22 points to 93,264.43, the JSE sm 30-4-15JSE All Jamaican Composite index jumped 2,221.80 points to close at 102,992.25 and the JSE combined index gained 2,133.14 points to close at 95,042.74. At one point during trading, the market recorded more than 3,000 points gain on the all Jamaica Composite index.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 13 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and only 2 with offers that were lower. This out turn indicates another strong day ahead for price movements.
The main stocks trading| Caribbean Cement traded only 100 shares, gained 55 cents to end at $3.85, but closed with the bid at $3.88, Carreras ended trading with 31,886 shares to close at a new 52 weeks’ high of $47.08, but ended with a bid at $47.49, followed by Desnoes & Geddes with only 500 units in closing at a new 52 weeks’ high of $6.02. Hardware & Lumber had only 480 units changing hands, gained 45 cents to end at $7.50,JSE fn qts 30-4-15 Jamaica Broilers closed with 24,500 shares at $4.75, after falling by 35 cents, Jamaica Producers lost 25 cents with 60,000 shares to end at $17.25. JMMB Group gained 50 cents and closed at a new 52 weeks’ high of $8 with 13,250 shares changing hands, Kingston Wharves traded 16,105 units with the price declining 56 cents to $5.95. Mayberry Investments had 711,200 units changing hands a new 52 weeks’ high of $2.60, National Commercial Bank traded 3,066,787 shares between $29.50 and the closing price and closed with a gain of $1.58 at a new 52 weeks’ high of $30.08. Pan Jamaican Investment price fell $3 with only 885 units trading at $57, Sagicor Group had 290,390 shares and closed 21 cents higher for a new 52 weeks’ high of $11.01. Scotia Group traded 58,380 shares to gain 25 cents and end at a new 52 weeks’ high of $23.25, Scotia Investments traded just 910 units to gain $2.90 and closed at $27, Seprod had only 630 units trading, to end at $18.50 and Supreme Ventures traded 515,400 units to close at $3.50, but traded as high as $3.75, for a new 52 weeks intraday high.

JSE now at 40 months’ high

Carreras closed $2 higher, at a new 52 weeks' high of $47 on Wednesday.

Carreras closed $2 higher, at a new 52 weeks’ high of $47 on Wednesday.

The Jamaica Stock Exchange had another robust day of trading with several stocks rising and few declining, with the index hitting a near 40 months high and with 9 stocks trading at new 52 weeks, high and 7 stocks closing at 52 weeks’ high.
Trading resulted in the prices of 15 stocks rising, 4 declining as 22 securities changed hands, ending in 2,104,274 units trading, valued at $19,545,760, in all market segments.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index gained 1,419.14 points to 91,277.21, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index rose 1,586.66 points to close at 100,770.45 and the JSE Combined Index gained 1,533.53 points to close at 92,909.60. The market is at its highest since January 5, 2012 when it closed then at 101,108.42 on the all Jamaican Composite index.JSE sum 29-4-15
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 16 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with offers that were lower.
Wednesday session closed with, Caribbean Cement gained 30 cents in trading 91,665 units at $3.30, Carreras having 4,200 units changing hands to end with a gain of $2, at a new 52 weeks’ high of $47, Gleaner closed with 295,600 shares being active to end at 95 cents, up by 5 cents. Grace Kennedy put on 51 cents with 198,238 shares traded, at $63.50, Jamaica Broilers traded 14,200 units at a new 52 weeks’ high of $5.10,for a 30 cents increase, JMMB Group traded 151,000 units at $7.50, Kingston Wharves
traded 66,666 shares at $6.51,as the price fell 46 cents. Mayberry Investments traded 200,000 units at a new 52 weeks’ high of $2.55, after putting on 30 cents on the price.JSE fn qts 29-4-15 National Commercial Bank had 17,584 units changing hands for 50 cents higher to end at a new 52 weeks’ high of $28.50. Sagicor Group traded 6,755 shares at a new 52 weeks’ high of $10.80, after gaining 14 cents, Scotia Group exchanged 10,923 shares for a new 52 weeks’ high of $23, with an increase of 28 cents, Supreme Ventures gained 30 cents in trading 20,000 units, at a new 52 weeks’ high of $3.50. Proven Investments traded 55,171 ordinary shares at 20 US cents, for a 2 cents increase, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share, traded 185,000 units at $2.10 and Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share traded 54,700 units at $3.20.

5 stocks gained on TTSE

TTSE+Logo Trading on the Trinidad Stock Exchange remains moderate but ended with 9 securities changing hands of which 5 advanced, none declined and 4 traded firm, with a total of 71,360 units, valued at $1,185,423.
At the close of the market, the Composite Index advanced by 0.59 points to 1,152.56, the All T&T Index rose 0.49 points to close at 1,968.41 and the Cross Listed Index increased by 0.09 points to close at 44.14.
Gains| Stocks increasing in price at the close are, Clico Investment Fund traded 7,480 shares valued at $168,674 with the price rising 1 cent to $22.56. First Citizens Bank traded just 33 shares to close at $35.69, up 1 cent. JMMB Group with 30,000 shares changing hands, closed 1 cent higher at 47 cents, Point Lisa traded 1,100 units to close 9 cents higher at $3.69, but the bid closed at $3.75 to buy 155,625 shares and Unilever had 140 units trading at $66.09 to gain 1 cent, for a new 52 weeks’ high.
TTSE 28-4-15 Declines| No stocks declined at the end of trading on Tuesday.
Firm Trades| Stocks closing with prices unchanged at the end of trading are, National Enterprises contributing just 10 shares at $17.30 while Praetorian Property Mutual Fund traded just 2,000 shares at $3.10, Sagicor Financial Corporation traded 11,000 shares at $5.90 and Scotiabank traded 4,500 shares valued at $280,485 to close at $62.33.
National Commercial Bank did not traded but closed with a bid of $1.50, the same price as the last sale to buy 24,859 units at $1.50.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 4 stocks with the bid higher than their last selling prices and 4 stocks with offers that were lower.

No decline Monday on TTSE

TTSETrading280x150 Trading on the Trinidad Stock Exchange remains moderate, but ended with 11 securities changing hands, of which 4 advanced, none declined and 6 traded firm, with a total of 495,879 units, valued at $1,443,300.
At the close of the market, the Composite Index advanced by 1.11 points to 1,151.97, the All T&T Index rose 1.54 points to close at 1,967.92 and the Cross Listed Index increased by 0.09 points to close at 44.05.
Gains| Stocks increasing in price at the close are, JMMB Group with 363,145 shares changing hands for a value of $163,428 to close 3 cents higher at 43 cents, Massy Holdings trading 931 shares to close at $63.37 with a gain of 26 cents. Scotiabank traded 3,367 shares valued at $213,198 to close with a gain of 3 cents and end at $62.33 and Trinidad Cement with 84,445 shares trading for $224,679 to end with a 16 cents gain to $2.77.
Declines| No stocks declined at the end of trading on Monday.
Firm Trades|Stocks closing with prices unchanged at the end of trading are, Ansa Merchant Bank with 1,000 shares at $38.95, Clico Investment Fund traded 7,480 shares valued at $168,674 with the price remaining at $22.55. TTSE 27-4-15First Citizens Bank traded 2,373 shares to close $35.61, Grace Kennedy traded 350 units to close at $3.50, Guardian Holdings added 9,358 shares valued at $131,479.90 to close at $14.05. National Enterprises contributed 17,430 shares with a value of $301,539 and ended at $17.30, while Prestige Holdings with 6,000 shares traded at $10.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 2 stocks with the bid higher than their last selling prices and 2 stocks with offers that were lower.