Trading subdued on TTSE – Thursday

Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange Head Quarters

Trading activity fell on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange on Thursday with trading in only 12 securities against 10 on Wednesday, leading to 151,203 units valued just $700,274 compared to 98,449 shares valued at $2,541,743 changing hands on Wednesday.
Trading closed with 2 securities advancing, 3 declining and 7 remaining unchanged and the Composite Index rose 2.42 points to 1,226.31, the All T&T Index lost 0.22 points to 1,720.33 and the Cross Listed Index put on 0.70 points to close at 98.35.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows market sentiment with 3 stocks ending with higher bids than the last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
Gains| NCB Financial Group gained 10 cents and settled at $5.50, after exchanging 1,000 shares and Trinidad & Tobago NGL gained 11 cents and ended at $29.66, with 3,490 stock units changing hands.
Losses| First Citizens traded with a loss of 9 cents and settled at $34.91, after exchanging 1,541 shares, Massy Holdings shares fell 5 cents and ended at $46.95, after exchanging 2,221 shares and National Flour closed with a loss of 5 cents and completed trading at $1.75, with 58,803 units.
Firm Trades| Clico Investments ended at $20.43, with 2,100 stock units changing hands, Grace Kennedy ended trading 55,385 stock units at $2.90, JMMB Group closed at $1.85, after exchanging 19,785 shares, One Caribbean Media concluded trading at $12, after exchanging 756 shares, Readymix settled at $11, in trading 4,792 shares, Sagicor Financial ended at $7.80, with 630 stock units changing hands and Unilever Caribbean closed trading at $29.23, after exchanging 700 shares.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Just 10 TTSE securities trade – Wednesday

Witco share fell $1.49 to $87 on Wednesday.

Trading activity fell on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange on Wednesday with trading in only 10 securities against 18 on Tuesday, leading to just 98,449 shares valued at $2,541,743 compared to 308,275 units valued $3,718,664 changing hands on Tuesday.
Trading closed with 5 securities advancing, 4 declining and 1 remaining unchanged and the Composite Index slipped 0.08 points to 1,223.89, the All T&T Index lost 0.48 points to 1,720.55 and the Cross Listed Index put on 0.04 points to close at 97.65.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows market sentiment with 1 stock ending with a higher bid than the last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
Gains| At the close, Agostini’s concluded trading and rose 1 cent to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $21.11, after exchanging 61,500 shares, trading closed with 853,607 shares on the bid at $21.10 and had of stock of offer. First Caribbean International Bank added 1 cent and completed trading at $8.01, trading 167 units, Massy Holdings increased 5 cents to $47, after exchanging 125 shares, Prestige Holdings rose 1 cent and completed trading at $10.01, with 1,000 units and Scotiabank closed with a gain of 5 cents and completed trading 4,251 units at $65.10.
Losses| Clico Investments traded with a loss of 7 cents and ended at $20.43, with 24,865 stock units changing hands, First Citizens closed with a loss of 1 cent and settled at $35, after exchanging 1,000 shares, Trinidad & Tobago NGL closed with a loss of 20 cents and ended at $29.55, with 950 stock units changing hands and West Indian Tobacco shed $1.49 and concluded trading at $87, after exchanging 273 shares.
Firm Trades| Republic Financial Holdings traded at an intraday 52 weeks’ high of $102.79 but concluded trading at $102.77, after exchanging 3,266 shares .
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

18 stocks trade on TTSE – Tuesday

Trading picked up on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange ended on Tuesday with trading in 18 securities against 16 on Monday, leading to 308,275 shares valued $3,718,664, changing hands compared to 355,041 shares on Monday valued at $3,374,053.
Trading closed with 3 securities advancing, 4 declining and 11 remaining unchanged. The Composite Index slipped 0.16 points to 1,223.97, the All T&T Index lost 0.39 points to 1,721.03 and the Cross Listed Index put on 0.01 points to close at 97.61.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows market sentiment with 2 stocks ending with higher bids than the last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
Gains| Clico Investments rose 20 cents and completed trading at $20.50, with 37,010 stock units changing hands, First Citizens added 1 cent and ended at $35.01, after exchanging 581 shares and Sagicor Financial gained 1 cent and completed trading at $7.80, with 5,000 stock units changing hands.
Losses| At the close, the price of Massy Holdings shares fell 5 cents and ended at a 52 weeks’ low of $46.95, after exchanging 2,341 shares, Point Lisas fell 1 cent and completed trading at $3.80, with 1,104 stock units changing hands, Republic Financial Holdings shed 3 cents and ended at $102.77, after exchanging 3,494 shares and Scotiabank lost 5 cents and settled at $65.05 as 3,996 units traded.
Firm Trades| Agostini’s ended at $21.10, after exchanging 10,000 shares, Ansa Merchant Bank concluded market activity at $40, after 349 shares traded, Guardian Holdings settled at $16.51, with 3,190 units, JMMB Group ended at $1.85, exchanging 3,500 shares, National Enterprises completed trading at $9.55, with 10,980 stock units changing hands, National Flour settled at $1.80, with just 100 units trading, NCB Financial Group concluded trading at $5.40, after exchanging 200,000 shares, One Caribbean Media ended at $12, after 4,300 shares changed hands, Trinidad & Tobago NGL completed trading at $29.75, with 19,618 stock units changing hands, Trinidad Cement settled at $2.95, with 512 units and Unilever Caribbean traded 2,200 shares at $29.23.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Unilever & Witco jumps sharply on TTSE – Monday

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Unilever’s rose sharply on Monday

Unilever Caribbean jumped $2.48 to $29.23, trading 947 shares and West Indian Tobacco climbed $1.66 to $88.49, exchanging 6,826 shares on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange on Monday, and pushed the market higher.
At the close, 16 securities traded against 14 on Friday as 5 advanced, 2 declined and 9 remained unchanged. The Composite Index advanced 2.31 points to 1,224.13, the All T&T Index gained 2.05 points to 1,721.42 and the Cross Listed Index put on 0.35 points to close at 97.60.
Trading ended with 355,041 shares at a value of $3,374,053, compared to 255,565 shares on Friday valued at $8,523,843.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows market sentiment with 3 stocks ending with higher bids than the last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
Gains| First Citizens finished trading at $35 after rising 9 cents, in exchanging 1,762 shares, NCB Financial Group closed with an increase of 5 cents and settled at $5.40, trading 275,542 shares and Republic Financial Holdings gained 3 cents and concluded trading at a 52 weeks’ high of $102.80, after 912 shares changed hands.
Losses| Clico Investments shares fell 20 cents and ended at $20.30, with 1,980 stock units changing hands and Prestige Holdings lost 1 cent and completed trading at $10, with 169 units.
Firm Trades| Guardian Holdings completed trading at $16.51, with 400 units, JMMB Group exchanged 60 shares at $1.85, Massy Holdings concluded trading at $47, after exchanging 418 shares, National Enterprises ended at $9.55, with 2,500 stock units changing hands, One Caribbean Media closed at $12, after exchanging 44,000 shares, Point Lisas ended at $3.81, with 1,873 stock units changing hands, Scotiabank completed trading of 2,129 units at $65.10, Trinidad & Tobago NGL ended at $29.75, with 11,035 stock units changing hands and Trinidad Cement completed trading of 4,488 units at $2.95.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

TTSE inched higher Friday

Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange Head Quarters

The Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange closed Friday with trading of 14 securities against 11 on Thursday, with 3 advancing, 2 declining and 9 remaining unchanged.
At the close, the Composite Index rose 1.70 points to 1,221.82, the All T&T Index gained 0.11 points to end at 1,719.37, while the Cross Listed Index put on 0.46 points to close at 97.25.
Trading ended with 255,565 shares valued at $8,523843, compared to 214,584 shares valued at $3,002,335 changing hands on the previous trading day.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows market sentiment with 3 stocks ending with higher bids than the last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
Gains| Guardian Holdings concluded trading, rising 1 cent to end at $16.51, with 1,088 units, JMMB Group added 10 cents and ended at $1.85, after exchanging just 12 shares and National Flour increased 5 cents and completed trading at $1.80, with an exchange of 2,162 units.
Losses| Clico Investments shed 3 cents and ended at $20.50, with 30,750 stock units changing hands, Sagicor Financial lost 1 cent and ended at $7.79, with 103,458 stock units changing hands.
Firm Trades| Angostura Holdings closed at $15.75, with 1,500 stock units changing hands, Ansa Mcal completed trading at $58, with 457 units, Grace Kennedy traded at $2.90, with 1,152 stock units changing hands, Massy Holdings concluded market activity at $47, after exchanging 3,000 shares, One Caribbean Media closed at $12, after exchanging 1,000 shares, Republic Financial Holdings ended at $102.77, after exchanging 534 shares, Scotiabank completed trading at $65.10, with 100,682 units, Trinidad & Tobago NGL ended at $29.75, with 8,240 stock units changing hands and Trinidad Cement closed trading at $2.95, with an exchange of 1,530 units.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place. Daily

Just 2 price changes on TTSE – Thursday

The Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange closed Thursday with trading of 11 securities against 17 on Wednesday, with just 1 advancing, 1 declining and 9 remaining unchanged.
At the close, the Composite Index lost 0.17 points to 1,220.12, the All T&T Index declined 0.34 points up to 1,719.26, while the Cross Listed Index closed unchanged at 96.79.
Trading ended with 214,584 shares valued at $3,002,335 changing hands, compared to 796,321 shares valued at $16,954,112 changing hands on the previous trading day.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows market sentiment with 2 stocks ending with higher bids than the last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
Gains| Republic Financial Holdings closed with a rise of 1 cent and concluded trading at $102.77, after exchanging 500 shares.
Losses| Guardian Holdings shares fell 10 cents and completed trading at $16.50, with 16,650 units changing hands.
Firm Trades| Clico Investments ended at $20.53, with 1,237 stock units changing hands, Massy Holdings concluded market activity at $47, after exchanging 24,475 shares, National Enterprises ended at $9.55, with 20,000 stock units changing hands, National Flour completed trading at $1.75, with 6,361 units, NCB Financial Group settled at $5.35, after exchanging 110,000 shares, Sagicor Financial ended at $7.80, with 12,882 stock units changing hands, Scotiabank completed trading at $65.10, with 18 units, Trinidad & Tobago NGL ended at $29.75, trading 2,461 stock units and Unilever Caribbean settled at $26.75, after exchanging 20,000 shares.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Losing stocks sink TTSE – Wednesday

The Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange closed Wednesday with trading in 17 securities against 14 on Tuesday, with 3 advancing, 5 declining and 9 remaining unchanged.
At the close, the Composite Index lost 7.63 points to 1,220.29, the All T&T Index declined 1.93 points up to 1,719.60, while the Cross Listed Index erased 1.85 points to close at 96.79.
Trading ended with 796,321 shares valued at $16,954,112 changing hands, compared to 974,038 shares valued at $8,355,811 changing hands on the previous trading day.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows market sentiment with 3 stocks ending with higher bids than the last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
Gains| Clico Investments closed with a gain of 1 cent and closed at $20.53, with 214,482 stock units changing hands, National Enterprises gained 2 cents and concluded trading at $9.55, with 86,248 stock units changing hands and Trinidad & Tobago NGL finished trading with 15 cents rise to $29.75, after 26,290 stock units changed hands.
Losses| First Caribbean International Bank share fell 40 cents and ended at $8, with 300 units changing hands, First Citizens closed with a loss of 10 cents and completed trading at $34.91, after exchanging 23,702 shares, Guardian Holdings shed 39 cents and ended at $16.60, with 12,162 units, JMMB Group lost 1 cent and settled at $1.75, after exchanging 101,000 shares and Unilever Caribbean ended trading 1 cent lower in trading at $26.75, after exchanging 16,289 shares.
Firm Trades| Ansa Mcal ended at $58, trading 115 units, LJ Williams A share ended at 20 cents, with 80,000 units, Massy Holdings settled at $47, after exchanging 4,428 shares, NCB Financial Group traded 10,000 shares at $5.35, One Caribbean Media settled at $12, after exchanging 95,645 shares, Prestige Holdings ended at $10.01, with 5,000 units traded, Sagicor Financial concluded market activities at $7.80, with 4,110 stock units changing hands, Scotiabank ended at $65.10, with 107,460 units and West Indian Tobacco settled at $87, after trading 9,090 shares.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Modest changes for TTSE stocks – Tuesday

Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange Head Quarters

The Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange closed Tuesday with trading in 14 securities against 13 on Monday, with 6 advancing, 4 declining and 4 remaining unchanged.
At close of the market, the market indices barely moved from the close on Monday. At the end the Composite Index lost 0.06 points to 1,227.92, the All T&T Index inched 0.08 points up to 1,721.53, while the Cross Listed Index erased 0.03 points to close at 98.64.
Trading ended with trading much greater than on Monday as 974,038 shares valued at $8,355,811 changed hands, compared to 95,555 shares at a value of $1,642,849 changing hands on the previous trading day.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows market sentiment with 2 stocks ending with higher bids than the last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
Gains| the market closed trading with First Citizens rising 1 cent to settle at $35.01, after exchanging 111 shares, JMMB Group added 1 cent and concluded trading at $1.76, after exchanging 1,096 shares, LJ Williams B Share increased 1 cent and settled at 69 cents, after exchanging 7,246 units, Prestige Holdings rose 1 cent in trading 719,770 units to close at $10.01, Scotiabank closed with a gain of 9 cents at $65.10, with 450 units changing hands and Unilever Caribbean gained 1 cent and settled at $26.76, after exchanging 417 shares.
Losses| Grace Kennedy shares fell 2 cents and ended at $2.90, with 229,463 stock units changing hands, Massy Holdings closed with a loss of 19 cents and concluded market activity at $47, after exchanging 732 shares, Sagicor Financial shed 1 cent and ended at $7.80, with 1,000 stock units changing hands and Trinidad & Tobago NGL lost 10 cents to close at $29.60, with 8,079 stock units changing hands.
Firm Trades|
Agostini’s ended trading at $21.10, after exchanging 3,330 shares, Ansa Merchant settled at $40, trading 1,812 shares, One Caribbean Media concluded trading at $12, after exchanging 500 shares and Republic Financial Holdings ended trading at $102.76, after exchanging 32 shares.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Unilever slide continues on TTSE – Monday

Unilever Caribbean continues its near yearlong decent as profit fall and pushing the stock price sharply down since September last year, ending trading with a loss of 75 cents on Monday after falling $1.73 on Friday to settle at a 52 weeks’ low of $26.75, after exchanging 50,921 shares.
The Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange closed Monday with trading in 13 securities against 17 on Friday, with 1 advancing, 5 declining and 7 remaining unchanged.
At close of the market the Composite Index lost 4.17 points on to 1,227.98. The All T&T Index shed 0.65 points to 1,721.45, while the Cross Listed Index eased 1.07 points to close at 98.67.
Trading ended with 95,555 shares at a value of $1,642,849, compared to 237,585 shares on Friday valued at $1,584,143 changing hands on the previous trading day.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows market sentiment with 2 stocks ending with higher bids than the last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
Gains| Calypso Macro Index Fund rose 30 cents to close at $17.49 while 200 shares changed hands.
Losses|
JMMB Group closed with a loss of 1 cent and concluded at $1.75, after exchanging 28,000 shares, NCB Financial Group closed with a loss of 15 cents and settled at $5.35, after exchanging 1,000 shares, Sagicor Financial shed 13 cents and ended at $7.81, with 1,565 stock units changing hands, Trinidad & Tobago NGL lost 3 cents and ended at $29.70, with 783 stock units changing hands.
Firm Trades| Ansa Mcal completed trading at $58.00, with 185 units, Clico Investments ended at $20.52, with 2,700 stock units changing hands, First Citizens settled at $35.00, after exchanging 1,649 shares, Grace Kennedy ended at $2.92, with 8,053 stock units changing hands, Republic Financial Holdings concluded at $102.76, after exchanging 150 shares, changed hands, Scotiabank completed trading at $65.01, with 296 units and West Indian Tobacco concluded at $87.00, after exchanging 53 shares.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

 

Mayberry Jamaican Equities hits market

Mayberry Investments (MIL) offer of 120,114,929 ordinary shares at $7.56 in the capital of Mayberry Jamaican Equities opens today at 9 and is scheduled to close on July 30.
The offer is slated to raise $908 million after cost of relating to the issue. The shares are expected to be listed on the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, if the issue is successfully taken up and will result in 80 percent of the shares owned by MIL. MIL states in the prospectus that they will reduce their holding if they receive institutional buying interest in them.
There is an inter-company margin loan of J$545,386,403 due to MIL but after the offer, the loan is expected to be fully repaid. The offer is fully underwritten by companies owned by Mark and Christopher Berry.
Mayberry Jamaican Equities is a closed end mutual fund that will be paying a cash dividend. The Board intends to adopt a liberal dividend policy. Assuming there are sufficient distributable reserves then for each financial year the Company intends to target a dividend payout of up to 75 percent of net profits after tax.

Mayberry Head office in Kingston.

Currently it holds shares of just under 20 percent in 4 Junior Market companies. The holdings include, Lasco Financial Services with 250,845,826 shares representing 19.89 percent, Blue Power Group with 11,247,801 stock units, accounting for 19.91 percent ownership, Caribbean Producers 218,286,855 shares or 19.84 percent of the company’s shares and IronRock Insurance with 42.5 million units, 19.86 percent. The company also owns 10.38 percent of issued shares in Main Event Entertainment Group and 15.1 percent in Supreme Ventures and smaller amounts in Caribbean Cement, Grace Kennedy, Jamaica Stock Exchange, Scotia Group, NCB Financial Group, Wisynco and JMMB Group.
The Company does not have any employees of its own and that is consistent with its business model. It has an investment management agreement with Mayberry Asset Management (“MAM”). MAM in turn relies on the investment expertise of its principals, Christopher Berry, Konrad Mark Berry and Gary Peart, to provide the requisite investment management services to the Company. A performance fee of 8% of any increase in the Company’s Total Comprehensive Income must be paid to MAM.
The Company will buy and sell securities from, and to, brokers and dealers in the Jamaican market and the US securities market. It may also invest in bonds or notes issued by borrowing companies.
At the end of 2017, shareholders equity stood at US$71 million up from US$51.6 million in 2016 as the underlying investment grew in value. Revenues from interest dividends and trading gains amounted to $3.7 million from $1.7 million in 2016 and profit of US$3.1 million compared to $1.26 million. The company reported profit of $1.25 million for the March 2018 quarter from total revenues of $1.87 million and shareholders’ equity rose to US$76.2 million.
There are positives and negatives to take from the offer. Unlike unit trust, the issue may not provide the same level of liquidity, but the use of leverage from time to time can boost returns for the portfolio, if executed properly. The flip side it can negatively affect returns if the portfolio value stagnates of falls.
The vehicle is new to the stock exchange and it is not known how investors will price the stock once listed.