TCL at 52 weeks’ high on TTSE

TCL 2 The Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange closed Monday with Trinidad Cement closing at $3 for 52 weeks’ high on a day when 13 securities changed hands. The price of 2 stocks rose, 3 declined and 8 traded with price unchanged as a total of 614,459 units traded, valued at $2,225,277.
At the close, the Composite Index fell 0.13 points to 1,146.57, the All T&T Index lost 0.26 points to 1,949.89 and the Cross Listed Index remained at 45.03.
Gains| Massey Holdings closed with 250 units trading with a 1 cent gain at $62.49 and Trinidad Cement closing at $3 with 406,706 units valued at $1,219,776 changing hands after gaining 24 cents.
Losses| Angostura Holdings with 1,772 shares changing hands, closed at $14, after losing 50 cents, Clico Investment Fund trade with a volume of 9,120 shares valued at $205,258, at the close the price slipped 2 cents to $22.50 and Point Lisas traded 5,000 shares at $4.06, after losing 1 cent.
Firm Trades| ANSA McAL contributed 595 shares in trading, to close at $67.25, First Citizens Bank had 411 shares changing hands to end at $35, Guardian Holdings with 145 shares changing hands, closed at $13.91, Guardian Media traded 17,900 shares with the price remaining at $19.77, for a value of $353,883. TTSE 14-9-15JMMB Group traded 20,238 shares at 42 cents, Sagicor Financial Corporation closed with 13,000 shares changing hands at $6, Scotia Investments closed with 139,004 shares valued at $222,982 changing hands, unchanged at $1.60 and closed with buying for 239,763 shares on the bid at $1.60 and Scotiabank closed with 318 shares changing hands unchanged at $62.50.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 6 stocks with the bid higher than their last selling prices and 4 stocks with offers that were lower.

1 new high 1 new low on TTSE

Stocks The Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange closed with only 8 securities changing hands with one stock reaching a 52 weeks’ high and another at a52 weeks’ low. The price of 1 stock rose, 3 declined and 4 traded with price unchanged as a total of 392,499 units traded, valued at $7,370,770.
At the close, the Composite Index rose 0.33 points to 1,146.70, the All T&T Index gained 0.66 points to 1,950.15 and the Cross Listed Index remained at 45.03.
Gains| Agostini’s gained 74 cents with 819 shares changing hands to close at a new 52 weeks’ high $18.
Losses| Clico Investment Fund trade with a volume of 309,118 shares valued at $6,961,307, at the close the price slipped 3 cents to $22.52. Massy Holdings closed with 700 units trading at a new 52 weeks’ low of $62.48 with a 1 cent loss and National Enterprises with 290 shares changing hands, lost 5 cents.
TTSE 11-9-15 Firm Trades|. First Citizens Bank had 1,454 shares changing hands to end at $35, National Commercial Bank traded 64,318 shares at $1.63, Sagicor Financial Corporation closed with 15,000 shares changing hands at $6 and West Indian Tobacco traded just 100 shares to closed at $125.42.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 7 stocks with the bid higher than their last selling prices and 4 stocks with offers that were lower.

3 stocks up 2 down on TTSE

Guardian Holdings closed with a small gain on Thursday

Guardian Holdings closed with a small gain on Thursday

The Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange closed with 12 securities changing hands. The price of 3 stock rose, 2 declined and 8 traded with price unchanged. A total of 261,413 units traded, valued at $3,293,551.
At the close, the Composite Index lost 0.14 points to 1,146.37, the All T&T Index fell 29 points to 1,949.49 and the Cross Listed Index remained at 45.03.
Gains| Guardian Holdings with 8,000 shares changing hands to close at $13.91 for a gain of a cent, Guardian Media traded 5,000 shares with the price ending at $19.77 up by 1 cent and Trinidad Cement closed at $2.76 with 51,000 shares changing hands with a 1 cent gain.
Losses| National Enterprises with 10,244 shares changing hands, and lost 5 cents, to close at a 52 weeks’ low at $16.95 and Republic Bank suffered a loss of 5 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $113.93 while 435 shares changing hands,
TTSE 10-9-15 Firm Trades| Clico Investment Fund posted a volume of 100,000 shares valued at $2,255,093 and remained at $22.55. First Citizens Bank had 7,031 shares changing hands to end at $35, Massey Holdings closed with 3 units trading at $62.49, National Commercial Bank traded 60,000 shares at $1.63, Point Lisas traded 500 shares at $4.07, Sagicor Financial Corporation closed with 19,000 shares changing hands at $6 and Scotiabank closed with only 200 shares changing hands unchanged at $62.50.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 8 stocks with the bid higher than their last selling prices and 4 stocks with offers that were lower.

Sedate trading on TTSE

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StockMarkets With general elections out of the way, the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange closed with only 7 securities changing hands. The price of 1 stock rose, none declined and 6 traded with price unchanged. A total of 64,131 units traded, valued at $1,027,165. |
At the close, the Composite Index added 0.15 points to 1,146.51, the All T&T Index remained at 1,949.78 and the Cross Listed Index rose 0.04 points to 45.03.
Gains| > Sagicor Financial Corporation closed with 25,100 shares changing hands at with a gain of 5 cents to $6.
Firm Trades| Angostura Holdings ended with only 540 units trading at $14.50, well down on the 1 million shares valued at $14,500,000 changing hands on Tuesday, Ansa Merchant Bank traded 1,296 units at $38.94, Clico Investment Fund posted a volume of TTSE 9-9-1531,400 shares valued at $708,070 and remained at $22.55. First Citizens Bank had 2,645 shares changing hands to end at $35, Massy Holdings closed with 150 units trading at $62.49 and Trinidad Cement closed at $2.75 with 3,000 shares changing hands.
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 6 stocks with offers that were lower.

TTSE in small post-election rally

Angostura traded 1m shares and gained 50 cents on Tuesday

Angostura traded 1m shares and gained 50 cents on Tuesday

With Monday’s general election out of the way, the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange closed with 10 securities changing hands, the price of 2 stock rose, while 2 declined and 6 traded with price unchanged. A total of 1,020,765 units traded, valued at $14,974,797 as Angostura Holdings dominated trading with 1 million shares. |
At the close, the Composite Index added 1.69 points to 1,146.36, the All T&T Index rose 2.14 to 1,949.78 and the Cross Listed Index fell 0.17 points to 44.99.
Gains| > Angostura Holdings ended with 1 million shares valued at $14,500,000 changing hands at $14.50 after adding 50 cents and Unilever Caribbean ended with 765 shares trading 4 cents up, for a new 52 weeks’ high of $67.15.
Losses| Massey Holdings closed with 78 units trading at $62.49, down 1 cent, Republic Bank closed 2 cents down at for a new 52 weeks’ low of $112.97, with 481 shares changing hands.
Firm Trades| First Citizens Bank had 2,710 shares changing hands to end at $35, TTSE 8-9-15rGuardian Holdings added 1,908 shares to close at $12.90, National Commercial Bank traded just 1,003 shares to close unchanged at $1.63. Sagicor Financial Corporation closed with 3,100 shares changing hands at $5.95, Scotiabank traded 2,165 shares and closed at $62.50 and Trinidad Cement closed at $2.75 with 5,655 shares changing hands.
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 5 stocks with offers that were lower.

Profit falls at Massy

Massy LogoThe results for the nine months for Massy Holdings showed improved profit after tax for both the nine months and the third quarter ending June, in reality profits from normal operations fell in both periods. Revenues increased by 12.7 percent to $9 billion for the first three quarters of the 2015 financial year from $8 billion, due mainly to the acquisition of a subsidiary in Columbia in the last quarter of 2014 that contributed $650 million to revenue and $10 million to pretax profit.
Profit before tax increased by 5 percent from $558 million to $586 million. For the June 2015 quarter profits fell before rebranding cost to $175 million versus $208 million in 2014. In 2014, Massy group incurred $59 million in rebranding before tax and would have suffered a decline in both the quarter and nine months results, excluding this one off cost. Additionally, there was increased interest expense of $29 million above that of 2014 from raising $1.2 billion in 2014 to refinance short-term debt and to fund new projects. Earnings per share for the nine months come out at $3.95 and $1.19 for the June quarter.
Operating profit before finance costs declined to $180 million from $208 million, for June 2014 quarter and for the six months $625 million versus $616 million.
During the nine months, the Insurance division contributed 23 percent more to revenues to reach $249 million percent, and delivered $36 million to profits up from $26 million in 2014. Automotive & Industrial Equipment had revenues of $1.78 billion and profit of $171 million, for 2014 revenues amounted to $1.58 billion with profit of $154 million. Retailing had revenues of $5 billion compared with $4.6 billion and profit of $268 million in 2015 versus $273 million in 2014. Energy & Industrial Gases saw slightly lower profit of $154 million versus $168 million in 2014 from revenues $1.15 billion in 2015 and $772 million in 2014. Information technology revenues of $410 million slightly higher than the $414 million in 2014 and profit of $45 million from $53 million and Other Investments experienced revenues of $349 million, down on the $374 million in 2014 and profit of $60 million from $71 million.
Massy had lower revenue in the critical and home market with reports indicating a contraction in the economy and continued tightness in the Eastern Caribbean markets. With oil prices set to remain at low levels for a while the company could be challenged to grow profits in the near term.

3 stocks gained 1 fell on TTSE

Trinidad's Scotiabank posted a 12% Q3 profit increase

Trinidad’s Scotiabank posted a 12% Q3 profit increase

The Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange closed with 10 securities changing hands, the price of 3 stocks rose, while 1 declined and 6 traded with price unchanged. A total of only 95,610 units traded, valued at $1,928,558.
At the close, the Composite Index gained 0.63 points to 1,145.19, the All T&T Index gained 0.15 points at 1,947.64 and the Cross Listed Index fell 0.15 points to 44.96.
Gains| Clico Investment Fund closed with 46,705 shares changing hands 3 cents higher at $22.54 a total value of valued at $1,052,276, National Commercial Bank traded just 2,000 shares to close 3 cents higher at $1.63 and Scotiabank closed with 4,000 shares valued at $250,000 changing hands to gain 1 cent and end at $62.50. The bank reported improved results to July with profits of $157 million in the July quarter up by 12 percent on the $140 million generated in 2014 and $417 million for the nine months against $390 million in 2014.
Losses| Sagicor Financial Corporation closed with 3,100 shares changing hands at $5.95 after losing 5 cents.
Firm Trades| Angostura Holdings ended with 25,000 shares valued at $350,000 changing hands at $14, First Citizens Bank had only 3,338 shares changing hands to end at $35,
TTSE 4-9-15rGrace Kennedy closed with just 655 shares changing hands at $3.50. Guardian Holdings added 3,445 shares to close at $12.90, Prestige Holdings with 7,209 units changing hands ended unchanged at $9.89 and West Indian Tobacco traded just 158 shares to close at $125.42.
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Just 4 TTSE stocks trade

The Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange closed with only 4 securities changing hands, the price of 2 stocks rose, while 1 declined and 1 traded with price unchanged. A total of only 31,940 units traded, valued at $603,353.
At the close, the Composite Index advanced by 0.23 points to 1,144.61, the All T&T Index remained at 1,947.18 and the Cross Listed Index gained 0.06 points to 44.87.
TTSE 2-9-15 Gains| Massy Holdings had 3,170 shares trading at $62.50 with a gain of 1 cent, Scotia Investments closed with 17,770 shares changing hands with the price rising 7 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $1.60, at the close the bid was at $1.60 to buy 321,342 units, there were no stock on offer. Clico Investment Fund ended at $22.51 with a loss of a cent, after trading 16,700 units and First Citizens Bank had only 300 shares changing hands to end at $35.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 6 stocks with the bid higher than their last selling prices and 4 stocks with offers that were lower.

4 TTSE stocks up 3 down on Tuesday

First Citizens gained 50 cents to close at $35 on Tuesday

First Citizens gained 50 cents to close at $35 on Tuesday

After closing for the Independence holiday on Monday, the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange closed with 16 securities changing hands with the prices of 4 stocks rising, while the price of 3 declined and 9 traded with prices unchanged. A total of 177,287 shares traded, valued at $1,082,202.
At the close, the Composite Index advanced by 2.84 points to 1,144.38, the All T&T Index gained 1.88 points to 1,947.18 and the Cross Listed Index gained 0.51 points to 44.81.
Gains| Agostini’s traded 2,711 shares and closed at $17.26 with a gain of 1 cent, First Citizens Bank had 5,503 shares changing hands to end with a gain of 50 cents at $35, National Commercial Bank traded 13,600 shares and gained 11 cents, to close at $1.63 and Scotiabank closed with 7,288 shares changing hands valued at $454,771 to gain 8 cents and end at $62.40.
Losses| JMMB Group ended with a loss of 2 cents in trading 30,000 shares at 43 cents, Massy Holdings had just 80 shares trading at $62.49 with a loss of 1 cent and National Flour Mills with 51,040 shares changing hands, ended at $2.05 after shedding 4 cents.
Firm Trades|, Ansa McAl traded 460 units to end at $67.25, FirstCaribbean International Bank traded 1,298 shares and closed at $5, Grace Kennedy closed with 7,080 shares changing hands at $3.50, TTSE 1-9-15up-at-guardian-holdings/”>Guardian Holdings added 1,949 shares to close at $12.90. One Caribbean Media traded only 80 shares with the price remaining at $22, Point Lisas traded 12,664 shares at $4.07, Prestige Holdings with 1,053 units changing hands ended at $9.89, Scotia Investments closed with 19,925 shares changing hands unchanged at $1.53 and Trinidad Cement ended at $2.75 with 22,556 shares changing hands.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 6 stocks with the bid higher than their last selling prices and 4 stocks with offers that were lower.

4 TTSE stocks up 1 down on Friday

First Citizens closed at a 52 weeks' low of $34.50 on Friday

First Citizens closed at a 52 weeks’ low of $34.50 on Friday

The majority of price movements of the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange was positive but that was not sufficient to prevent a decline in two of the main market indices.
The market closed on Friday with 12 securities changing hands, three more than on Thursday. At the close the prices of 4 stocks rose, while the price of 1 declined and 7 traded with prices unchanged. A total of 337,732 shares traded, valued at $7,805,755.
At the close, the Composite Index declined by 0.04 points to 1,141.54, the All T&T Index lost 1.66 points to 1,945.30 and the Cross Listed Index gained 0.21 points to 44.30.
Gains| Clico Investment Fund traded 243,571 shares, valued at $5,484,092 and closed with a gain of a cent at $22.51, Point Lisas traded 9,230 shares and gained 1 cent to end at $4.07. Sagicor Financial Corporation closed with 30,421 shares changing hands, 25 cents higher at $6 and Unilever Caribbean ended with 4,580 shares trading 6 cents up, for a new 52 weeks’ high of $67.11.
TTSE sum 28-8-15 Losses| First Citizens Bank had 11,455 shares valued at $396,987 changing hands to end with a 51 cents down at a new 52 weeks’ low of $34.50.
Firm Trades| Ansa Merchant Bank traded 3,112 units to end at $38.94, Grace Kennedy closed with 21,665 shares changing hands at $3.50, Massy Holdings had 1,958 shares trading at $62.50. National Flour Mills with 5,000 shares changing hands, ended at $2.09, One Caribbean Media traded 3,367 shares with the price remaining at $22, Republic Bank closed at $113, with 9,515 shares changing hands valued at $1,075,195 and Trinidad Cement ended at $2.75 with 13,879 shares changing hands.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 5 stocks with the bid higher than their last selling prices and 4 stocks with offers that were lower.