Trinidad market slips

The Trinidad Stock Exchange index suffered more slippage at the close of trading on Wednesday and continuing the slow slide since the start of the month as trading levels dipped well below Tuesday’s levels.
The market closed with ten securities trading with the prices of three stocks advancing, four declining and three were unchanged.  The volume of stocks passing through the market amounted to 61,713 shares valued at $1,287,355 compared to 439,536 shares for $5,553,342 on Tuesday from 17 securities.
The T&T Composite Index shed 1.45 points to 1,315.63, The All T&T Index declined by 2.89 points to 1,777.17, while the Cross Listed Index remained at 115.40.
IC bid-offer Indicator The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the bids of six stocks higher than its last selling price and three with lower offers.
Gainers NCB Financial added 1 cent to close at $7.88, with a transfer of 30,000 shares, Trinidad and Tobago NGL advanced by 31 cents to $16.81, in exchanging 5,893 stock units and West Indian Tobacco gained 15 cents to finish at $34.25, with 3,193 units changing hands.
Losers Agostini’s shed 25 cents trading 83 units and closed at $24.75, Massy Holdings slipped 10 cents to $59.90, with an exchange of 5,528 stock units. Point Lisas ended 10 cents lower at a 52 weeks’ low of $3.15, after transferring 5,000 stock units and Unilever Caribbean closed at $16.88, with a loss of 11 cents in exchanging 503 units.
Firm TradesFirst Citizens Bank traded 10,098 stock units at $48.50, Guardian Holdings held firm at $19.50 trading 415 units. L.J Williams B share remained at $1.40, with 1,000 units changing hands.

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

TTSE Trading picks up on Tuesday

Trading picked up the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange on Tuesday with volume increasing along with the total sum expended on the trades, as the market closed with seventeen securities trading down from 18 on Monday and ended with the prices of six stocks advancing, four declining and seven closing unchanged. 
Market activity ended 439,536 shares valued at $5,553,342 passing through the market, compared to 432,782 shares for $3,520,958 on Monday.
The T&T Composite Index climbed 7.41 points to 1,317.08. The All T&T Index soared 14.96 points to 1,780.06, while the Cross Listed Index lost 0.04 points to close at 115.40.
IC bid-offer Indicator The Investors Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the bids of three stocks higher than its last selling price and one with lower offers.
Gainers Clico Investments inched 1 cent higher to $25, with 24,589 stock units changing hands, First Citizens Bank jumped $2.79 to $48.50, in the transfer of 12,233 stock units, Grace Kennedy gained 14 cents trading 3,800 units and closed at $3.40. Massy Holdings climbed $3 to $60, with an exchange of 29,095 stock units, NCB Financial ended 1 cent higher at $7.87, after trading 234,500 shares and Republic Financial Holdings investors swapped 1,260 units at $139.50, having gained 5 cents.
Losers First Caribbean International lost 5 cents after the transferring of 25,873 stock units to end at $7.15, JMMB Group ended 5 cents lower at $1.90, in trading 88,935 shares, Scotiabank slid 35 cents to $54.60, with an exchange of 29 units and West Indian Tobacco closed at $34.10, with a loss of 40 cents and 621 units changing hands.
Firm TradesAgostini’s traded 82 units at $25, Ansa McAL transferred 1,222 units at $50, Guardian Holdings remained at $19.50, with an exchange of 150 units. L.J. Williams B share closed at $1.40 in the trading of 2,000 units, National Enterprises exchanged 5,353 stock units at $4.75, One Caribbean Media closed at $5.50 after trading 3,681 units and investors in Unilever Caribbean transferred 6,113 stock units at $16.99.

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

Trading jumps for Trinidad stocks

Trading activity picked up on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange on Monday, with 18 securities changing hands compared to 16 on Friday, leading to 432,782 shares crossing the exchange for $3,520,958, up from 55,883 shares for $1,525,758, on Friday.

Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange Head Quarters

The market closed with six advancing, three declining and nine stocks remaining unchanged and leaving the T&T Composite Index carving out a minor loss of 0.18 points to end at 1,309.67. The All T&T Index fell by 2.67 points to 1,765.10, while the Cross Listed Index bucked the losing trend and gained 0.32 points to close at 115.44.
IC bid-offer Indicator The Investors Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the bids of six stocks higher than its last selling price and one with a lower offer.
Gainers First Caribbean International gained 5 cents as investors transferred 2,327 units at $7.20, Grace Kennedy ended 6 cents higher at $3.26, with 50,000 shares crossing the market, National Enterprises rose 10 cents to $4.75, after an exchange of just ten units. National Flour finished at $1.85, with gains of 5 cents trading 227,572 shares, Republic Financial Holdings picked up 18 cents to settle at $139.45, with a transfer of 155 units and Scotiabank advanced 35 cents to $54.95 after exchanging 53 units.
Losers CinemaOne shed 24 cents to close at an all-time low of $5.50, in trading 20 units, Clico Investments lost 1 cent after exchanging a mere 34 units to end at $24.99 and Trinidad and Tobago NGL ended 75 cents lower at $16.50, with a transfer of 16,193 stock units.
Firm TradesAgostini’s remained at $25 with trades of a mere five units, First Citizens Bank held firm at $45.71, in exchanging 2,816 shares, Guardian Holdings closed at $19.50, with 4,079 stock units crossing the market. JMMB Group was unchanged at $1.95 after investors transferred 500 units, Massy Holdings closed at $57, with an exchange of 5,976 stock units, NCB Financial traded 1,910 shares at $7.86. Trinidad Cement closed with an exchange of 418 units at $2.10, Unilever Caribbean closed at $16.99, with 119,728 shares changing hands and West Indian Tobacco ended with trades of 1,006 units at $34.50.

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

NCB is back IC Top 10

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NCB Financial Group is back IC Insider.com Main Market TOP 10 stocks as the price slipped slightly by the end of the week to $135.90. There were no changes to the Junior Market TOP 10 lists.
This week’s focus:  NCB shares have been under selling pressure, with the group reporting lower second-quarter profit than the prior year and concerns about losses that can occur from their loan portfolio. They announced measures to continue their focus on cost-cutting, with a proposed restructuring of the insurance arms that will lead to lower costs. In addition, they announced the cutting of 121 staff members that will lower operating costs, going forward. Investors can expect more adjustments in the group that will flow from the acquisition of the majority shareholding of the Guardian group.
The top three Junior Market stocks this week, with the potential to gain between 260 to 695 percent by March 2021, are Caribbean Producers, followed by Lasco Financial, while Caribbean Cream and Lumber Depot share the third position. In the Main Market, the top three stocks continue to be Radio Jamaica continues to lead, followed by Berger Paints and JMMB Group with expected gains of 186 to 208 percent.
The targeted average PE ratio of the market is 20 based on profits of companies reporting full year’s results for the financial year ending after the second quarter of 2020, up to the second quarter in 2021. Both the Junior and Main markets are currently trading well below this level. The JSE Main Market ended the week, with an overall PE of 15.2 and the Junior Market at just 10.7, based on IC Insider.com’s projected 2020-21 earnings. The PE ratio for the Junior Market Top 10 stocks averages a mere 5.7 at just 53 percent to the average of the overall Junior Market. The Main Market TOP 10 stocks trade at 8.6 or 57 percent of the PE of the overall market.
The average projected gain for the IC TOP 10 stocks is 284 percent, for the Junior Market and 141 percent for the JSE Main Market, based on 2020-21 earnings, an indication that there is the potential to make greater gains in the Junior Market than in the Main Market.
IC TOP 10 stocks are likely to deliver the best returns up to March 2021. The expected gain for each stock is based on earnings and PE ratios for the current fiscal year. The ranking of stocks is done in order of likely increases. The highest-ranked stock is the most attractive. The ranking of stocks is in order of likely increases, with the highest-ranked, being the most attractive. Expected values will change as stock prices fluctuate and will result in movements of the selection in and out of the lists for most weeks. Revisions to earnings per share are ongoing, based on receipt of new information.

Persons who compiled this report may have an interest in securities commented on in this report.

NCB starts group rationalization

NCB Financial Group announced the commencement of the streamlining of the group’s insurance portfolio. The move is in keeping with one of the rationales for acquisitions, to maximize returns from combining two or more entities.

NCB Financial Head Quarters in Kingston

According to NCB “in a bid to strengthen its Jamaican insurance portfolio and optimise its product and service offerings and customer experience, NCB Financial Group has begun the process of streamlining the insurance business currently offered by its competing subsidiaries – NCB Insurance Company and Guardian Life”.
NCB Insurance made applications to the Financial Services Commission seeking approval for the transfer of NCB Insurance of insurance and annuities business portfolio to Guardian Life and for the NCB Insurance to become licensed dealer under the Securities Act and to be registered as an insurance agent under the Insurance Act.
The submission also indicates that the application for approval of transfer of business and the application for registration as an insurance agent are contingent upon each other. If approved, these applications will allow NCBIC to discontinue its business as an insurance underwriter, retain and continue to operate its business as a Pension Fund Administrator and Investment Manager, while selling insurance products as an exclusive agent of Guardian Life under a new company name.
Other areas that investors can look forward to for cost-cutting will be in administrative costs, marketing, while the merger of the investing arms locally and overseas will bring enormous benefits.

Most TTSE stocks stand firm

The Trinidad Stock market gave back some of the gains enjoyed on the last trading day of June as trading levels picked up on the first day of the new month with eighteen securities trading up from 16 stocks on Tuesday. The market closed with the vast majority of stocks trading closing with unchanged prices.

Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange Head Quarters

The market closed with one advancing, three declining and the prices of fourteen ending unchanged.  The volume of stocks passing through the market amounted to 125,817 shares valued at $1,972,975 compared to 93,541 shares for $1,048,926 on Tuesday from the trading of 16 securities.
The T&T Composite Index slipped 1.89 points to 1,308.70. The All T&T Index fell by 4.43 points to 1,765.30, while the Cross Listed Index added 0.09 points to close at 115.15.
IC bid-offer Indicator The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the bids of two stocks higher than its last selling price and two with lower offers.
Gainers NCB Financial added 1 cent trading 24,989 stock units and closed at $7.86.
Losers Clico Investments lost 1 cent trading 267 units to end at $24.99, Republic Financial Holdings closed 5 cents lower at $139.45, with an exchange of 5 units and Trinidad and Tobago NGL finished at $17.20, with a loss of 30 cents the swapping of 600 units.
Firm TradersAgostini’s traded 2,000 units at $25, Angostura Holdings closed at $14.90 after an exchange of 30 units, Ansa McAL closed at $50.01, with investors transferring 1,165 units. First Citizens Bank remained at $45.71, with 650 units crossing the market, First Caribbean International Bank had investors swapping 1,250 units at $7.20, Guardian Holdings closed at $19.20, in trading 387 units. JMMB Group was unchanged at $1.95 with 26,106 stock units changing hands, Massy Holdings ended at $57, after the trading of 4,795 units. National Enterprises traded 5,000 units at $4.65, One Caribbean Media closed at $5.50, with investors having exchanged 24,806 stock units, investors exchanged 88 units of Point Lisas at $3.35. Trinidad Cement ended at $2.10, with 582 units changing hands, Unilever Caribbean closed at $16.98 after 585 units crossed the exchange and West Indian Tobacco closed with a transfer of 32,512 stock units at $34.79.

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

Trinidad stocks beat the region

The performance of Trinidadian stocks that are listed on the country’s stock exchange is beating regional companies that are cross-listed on the Trinidad exchange for the first six months of 2020, with the former down just five percent while cross-listed ones are down nearly 21 percent.

Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange Head Quarters

The T&T Composite Index climbed 6.19 points to 1,310.59, down 10.7 percent for the year so far. The All T&T Index advanced by 9.17 points to 1,769.73, with a six months fall of 5.3 percent while the Cross Listed Index gained 0.43 points to close at 115.06 for half year decline of 20.5 percent.
The market closed with sixteen securities trading with five stocks advancing, four declining and seven remained unchanged.  The volume of stocks passing through the market amounted to 93,541 shares valued at $1,048,926 compared to 280,383 shares for $4,446,508 on Monday from 13 securities.
IC bid-offer Indicator The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the bids of two stocks higher than its last selling price and two with lower offers.
Gainers Grace Kennedy gained 5 cents in closing at $3.15, with investors transferring 20,000 stock units, Guardian Holdings finished 30 cents higher at $19.20 trading 485 units, NCB Financial rose 5 cents to $7.85, after exchanging 7,130 units. One Caribbean Media picked up 5 cents and settled at $5.50, in swapping 12,194 stock units and Scotiabank ended at $54.99, having gained 49 cents trading 100 units.
Losers Calypso Macro Index Fund shed 38 cents to end at $15.50, after swapping 500 units, National Flour lost 3 cents transferring 787 units and closed at $1.87, Unilever Caribbean ended at $16.98, down 1 cent exchanging 223 units and West Indian Tobacco finished at $34.79, with a loss of 1 cent trading 200 units,
Firm TradesAgostini’s closed at $25 in exchanging 28,500 stock units, Clico Investments remained at $25 with 1,354 units crossing the market, First Citizens Bank was unchanged at $45.71, in transferring 748 units. JMMB Group swapped 20,248 stock units at $1.95, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy traded 100 units at US$1, Prestige Holdings exchanged 930 units at $8.20 and Trinidad and Tobago NGL remained at $17.50, having swapped 42 units.

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

Trinidad stocks in slow lane

The market closed with sixteen securities trading up from ten securities 10 with one advancing, two declining and thirteen unchanged. The volume of a mere 36,842 shares passed through the market at $1,128,696 compared to 59,276 shares for $1,839,024 changing hands on Thursday.
The T&T Composite Index rose 1.04 points to 1,309.65. The All T&T Index advanced by 4.57 points to 1,769.00, while the Cross Listed Index lost 0.35 points to close at 114.90.
IC bid-offer Indicator The Investors Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the bids of four stocks higher than the last selling prices and three with lower offers.
Gainers Massy Holdings closed $2.49 higher at $59.49, trading a mere ten units.
Losers NCB Financial lost 5 cents in the transfer of 3,000 units to end at $7.80 and Trinidad and Tobago NGL shed 50 cents to finish at $17.50, with an exchange of 2,025 units.
Firm TradersAgostini’s traded 79 units at $25, Angostura Holdings ended at $14.90 exchanging ten units, Ansa McAL ended with the swapping of 9,920 stock units at $50. Calypso Macro Index Fund traded just three shares at $15.88. Clico Investments exchanged 16,189 stock units at $25, First Citizens Bank closed at $45.71, with 3,200 units changing hands, JMMB Group remained at $2, after transferring 130 units. National Enterprises traded 1,150 units at $4.65, National Flour closed at $1.90, with 50 units passing through the market, One Caribbean Media was unchanged at $5.45, with 799 units changing hands. Investors in Prestige Holdings transferred ten units at $8.20 each, Scotiabank held firm at $54.99, with 117 units crossing the market and Unilever Caribbean closed at $16.99 in trading 150 units.

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

Slippage in trading on Trinidad Exchange

Trading on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange resulted in slippage in the volume and value of stocks crossing the exchange on Thursday compared to Wednesday, leading to a decline in the market index. 
The market closed with ten securities trading, down from 13 securities on Wednesday. The prices of three stocks advanced, one declined and six remained unchanged. Investors exchanged 59,276 shares for $1,839,024, compared to 175,142 units for $2,582,297 on Wednesday.
The T&T Composite Index fell by 2.44 points to 1,308.61. The All T&T Index shed 5.35 points to 1,764.43, while the Cross Listed Index gained 0.07 points to close at 115.25.
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.
Gainers First Citizens picked up 1 cent to close at $45.71, in exchanging 10,432 stock units, Trinidad Cement ended at $2.21, after gaining of 11 cents in the transfer of 15,123 stock units and West Indian Tobacco finished 80 cents higher at $34.80, after swapping 3,705 units.
Losers Clico Investments lost 8 cents trading 8,842 units and closed at $25.
Firm TradersAngostura Holdings traded 50 units at $14.90, JMMB Group ended with the swapping 1,500 units at $2, NCB Financial was unchanged at $7.85, after 501 units crossing the exchange. One Caribbean Media closed at $5.45, with an exchange of 1,100 units, Scotiabank closed with an exchange of 17,426 stock units at $54.99 and Trinidad and Tobago NGL remained at $18, with 597 units changing hands.

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

Trading dips on Trinidad Exchange

Trading dipped on Trinidad Exchange on Wednesday, with thirteen securities changed hands, down from 17 on Tuesday, but investors paid up in purchasing more than twice the number of shares passing through the market.
The market closed with two securities advancing, two declining and nine stocks remaining unchanged. Investors swapped 175,142 shares valued at $2,582,297 compared to 72,792 shares for $755,257 on Tuesday.
The T&T Composite Index slipped 0.62 points to 1,311.05. The All T&T Index shed 1.53 points to 1,769.78, while the Cross Listed Index carved out a modest gain of 0.04 points to close at 115.18.
IC bid-offer Indicator  The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the bids of three stocks higher than its last selling price and one with a lower offer.
Gainers JMMB Group rose 5 cents to $2 trading 30,000 shares and Scotiabank ended 44 cents higher at $54.99, in transferring 14,568 stock units.
Losers First Citizens Bank closed at $45.70, with a loss of 30 cents in exchanging 700 units and Massy Holdings fell by $2.50 to finish at $57, trading 10,027 stock units.
Firm Traders Agostini’s swapped 10 units at $25, Clico Investments traded 1,600 units at $25.08, Grace Kennedy held firm at $3.10, with 33,590 shares crossing the market. National Enterprises remained at $4.65, after exchanging 500 units, National Flour closed with the trading of 1,444 units at $1.90, NCB Financial held firm at $7.85, with an exchange of 79,867 shares. Prestige Holdings closed at $8.20 after swapping 60 units, Republic Financial Holdings traded 2,378 units at $139.50 and Trinidad and Tobago NGL ended at $18 trading 398 units.

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