Scotiabank stock continues slide on TTSE

Trading levels on the Trinidad stock market Scotiabank stock fell to a new 52 weeks low but seems headed lower based on the offer that is lower than the last selling price and the lack of meaningful bids.
At the end of trading 13 securities changed hands of which 2 advanced, 2 declined and 9 traded firm, with a volume of 425,677 stocks changing hands, with a value of $1,513,718.
The Composite Index lost 0.10 points to close at 1,165.10, the All T&T Index rose fell by just 0.19 points to close at 2,011.21 and the Cross Listed Index remained at 41.76.
Gains| Clico Investment Fund with 31,000 shares changing hands valued at $671,691 but the price was up 2 cents at $21.67 and Trinidad Cement with 166,955 shares changing hands valued at $325,562 close 5 cents higher at $1.95.
Declines| The stocks declining at the end of trading, are Grace Kennedy in trading 13,209 shares, the price lost a cent to close at $3.44 and Scotiabank declined by 8 cents, to end the day at $68.65, for a new 52 weeks low, while trading only 71 shares.
Firm Trades| Stocks closing with prices unchanged at the end of trading are, Ansa Mcal with 1,150 shares traded, closed at $66.30, to be followed by First Citizens Bank with 2,737 units, to close at $35.02, Jamaica Money Market Brokers contributed 81,000 shares with a value of $36,450 to close at 45 cents, while Massy Group traded just 256 shares to close at $69.50, National Enterprises had 322 shares changing hands, to end at $18.24, National Flour Mills added 21,043 shares valued at $21,043, to close at $1, One Caribbean Media 282 units to close at $25, Praetorian Property Fund 19,898 units to end at $3.55 and Scotia Investments closed at $1.54 with a volume of 87,754 shares traded valued at $135,141.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 5 stocks with the bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 stocks with offers that were lower.

One Caribbean jumps to $25 – a hold

TTSE pot 11-7-14fOne Caribbean is no longer a recommended Buy Rated currently based on the jump to $25 per share this week, but seems to be a hold based on the reading of the Trinidad Stock market where it looks as if it should rise some more.
Since July 5 last year when IC Insider gave the stock in the Buy Rated category it has moved up 43 percent and now enjoys a PE ratio of 17.7 compared with 12.6 last year July.
TTSE pe chrt 11-7-14 fnElsewhere Trinidad Cement slipped to $1.90 making it more attractive, even as there is talk of major changes in directorship. Massy Group continues its slow gain as well as Republic Bank but they as well as a number of others remain attractively priced for good gains in the period ahead as they are undervalued.

Why PE?| The price earnings ratio is the most popular measure investors use to compare and determine stocks values. It is computed by dividing the price of a stock by the earnings per share. It allows investors to compare the value of one company with others, in order to determine which ones are to be bought, sold or held. When the market moves markedly away from the norm it is usually time for investors to move, the PE ratio is a good tool to measure such extremes.
In looking at good buying opportunities the crude measure is to buy those stocks with low PEs compared to the market or to stocks in the same sector.

Scotiabank drops on TTSE, more coming

Scotiabanklogobuilding280x150Scotiabank stock continues it fall on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange, with the price dropping 21 cents to hit a new 52 weeks low in Friday’s trading, with only a small volume changing hands. Since the start of June, the stock has found no resting price so far, and seems set to decline some more, based on recent profit reported and lack of buyers, at current prices.
On May 28, the bank reported net profit of $250 million for the six months to 30 April 2014, a decrease of $20 million or 7.5 percent, but the 17 percent fall in profit for the April quarter, from $128 million down to $105 has not sit well with investors, leading to a selling of the stock. The last trade of import, before the results, was on the May 22, for 236,520 shares at $70 each, the price it has been trading at for some time. Immediately after the results, the price started to drift downwards before the decline set in. There is not much interest in the stock now, close to recent sale prices. The price would need to drop to around $60 to take full effect of the latest fall in profits, for investors to consider it appropriately valued.
TTSE 11-7-14sumSummary|Trading on the Trinidad stock market, saw an increase in the number of securities changing hands, with 17 being active on Friday, of these, 2 advanced, 6 declined and 9 traded firm, with 246,489 stocks units changing hands, with a value of $2,027,882.
Indices| market activity led to the Composite Index losing 0.47 points, to close at 1,165.23, the All T&T Index falling by just 0.86 points, to close at 2,011.40 and the Cross Listed Index easing by a mere 0.01 points, to end at 41.77.
Gains| Stocks increasing in price at the close, are ANSA McAL with the price increasing 5 cents, to end the day at $66.30, while trading only 200 shares, Massy Group traded just 2 units at $69.50, to gain a cent.
Declines| The stocks declining at the end of trading, are Clico Investment Fund with 5,632 shares valued at $122,019, as the price declined by 4 cents, to end at $21.66, National Flour Mills, 4,857 shares, to close at $1, with a 5 cents fall, Republic Bank added 10,085 shares valued at $1,230,868 and closed down a cent, at $122.05. Sagicor Financial lost a cent when trading 3,440 units, to close at $6.50, Scotiabank suffered a 21 cents fall to close at $68.73, a new 52 weeks low while trading a mere 14 units. Trinidad Cement with 91,244 shares changing hands for a value of $173,365 suffered a fall in price of by 5 cents, to $1.90,
Firm Trades| Stocks closing with prices unchanged at the end of trading, are Angostura Holdings 800 units, to close at $12.98, First Citizens Bank traded 1,650 units to close at $35.02, Grace Kennedy with 67,270 shares valued at $232,042, closed at $3.45, Guardian Holdings 220 stock units, to close at $14.30, Guardian Media 20 shares, to close at $19.75, Jamaica Money Market Brokers contributed 51,904 shares with a value of $23,357, to end at 45 cents, National Commercial Bank with 4,000 stock units, closed at $1.09, National Enterprises 51 shares closed at $18.25 and One Caribbean Media 5,100 units to close at $25.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 2 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 stocks with offers that were lower, an indication that the market is likely to continue to trade sidewards.

Scotiabank’s 200,069 shares rescue price

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scotiabankBuilding150x150In Wednesday’s trading on the Trinidad stock market 200,069 units of Scotiabank shares changed hands thus recurring the price that was set to fall sharply but it closed today’s trading with only a small loss to close at a new 52 weeks low.
At the end of trading on Tuesday, the price of Scotiabank seemed set to suffer a major fall, with an offer to sell 14,308 shares at $67.95 compared with a last sale price of $69. The bid was $63.50 to buy only 137 shares, suggesting lack of demand for the bank’s stock. At the end of trading on Wednesday there was an offer to sell 13,970 shares at $68.75 which is below the day’s closing price and the bid is as it was on Tuesday.
Two bank stocks accounted for the bulk of trading, with over 400,000 units changing hands between. At the end of trading 10 securities changed hands of which 1 advanced and closed, 3 declined and 6 traded firm with 447,839 units changing hands for a value of $40,144,143. At the end of trading, the Composite Index remained unchanged at 1,165.15, the All T&T Index barely rose, moving up by a mere 0.01 points to close at 2,012.61 and the Cross Listed Index remained flat, at 41.59.
TTSE 9-7-14Gains| Republic Bank was the only stock to gain in trading as it traded 200,000 shares for $24,410,000 with 5 cents increase to end the day at $122.05, a new 52 weeks high.
Declines| The stocks declining at the end of trading are Agostini’s with 622 shares to close down 3 cent at $17.45, Massy Group in contributing 21,020 shares to today’s trades with a value of $1,463,450, closed 9 cents lower at $69.51 and Scotiabank with 200,069 shares changing hands for a value of $13,792,756.86 to close with a fall 6 cents at $68.94.
Firm Trades| Stocks closing with prices unchanged at the end of trading are Angostura Holdings with 830 shares to close at $13.00, First Citizens Bank 3,601 units to close at $35.01, Clico Investment Fund posted a volume of 13,125 shares valued at $284,156.25 to close at $21.65, Jamaica Money Market Brokers traded a mere 1,904 to end at 41 cents and One Caribbean Media with 105 shares, to close at $25 and Sagicor Financial Corporation added 6,563 shares valued at $42,660 to close at $6.50.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 1 stock with the bid higher than the last selling price and 2 stocks with offers that were lower.

One Caribbean jumps $1.87 to new high

IC Insider’s Buy Rated, One Caribbean Media closed at a new high of $25 and still seems poised to go higher based on the closing bid and offer.
Trading levels on the Trinidad stock market picked up somewhat with 16 securities changing hands, 4 advanced, 1 declined and 11 traded firm with 341,101 stocks changing hands, valued at $3,207,290.
TTSE 8-7-14The Composite Index rose 1.11 points to close at 1,165.15, the All T&T Index rose by just 2.92 points to close at 2,012.60 and the Cross Listed Index fell by a mere 0.09 points to end at 41.59, but the index could get a jolt when Scotiabank next trades with an offer of $67.95 compared with a last sale price of $69, the bid is at $63.50 for only 137 shares.
Gains| Stocks increasing in price at the close are Guardian Holdings that traded 2,764 units to close a cent up, at $14.31, Massy Group inched forward by 3 cents to close at a new 52 weeks high of $69.60, National Flour Mills closed with 1,900 units changing hands to close with a 5 cents gain at $1.05, One Caribbean Media gained $1.87 to end the day at $25 with 3,788 shares changing hands.
Declines| The only stocks declining at the end of trading is Sagicor Financial Corporation with 104,600 shares changing hands, for a value of $679,915 as the price shed 3 cents, to close at $6.50.
Firm Trades| Stocks closing with prices unchanged at the end of trading are Ansa Mcal with 174 shares to close at $66.25, Clico Investment Fund with a volume of 77,141 shares valued at $1,670,203 as the price ended at $21.65. Firstcaribbean International Bank added 22,400 shares valued at $112,000 to close at $5, First Citizens Bank with 5,685 shares to close at $35.01, Grace Kennedy with a volume of 64,416 shares being traded for $222,235 to close at $3.45. Jamaica Money Market Brokers contributed 27,695 shares with a value of $11,355, and closed at 41 cents, National Commercial Bank with 3,000 shares to close at $1.09, National Enterprises with only 10 units traded at $18.25, Republic Bank with 375 units in closing at $122 while Scotia Investments traded 16,129 shares to end at $1.55 and Trinidad Cement 10,000 units to close at $1.95.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator showed 2 stocks with the bids higher than the last selling prices and 2 stocks with offers that were lower.

Republic Bank up $1 on TTSE

Republic_bankRepublic Bank closed with a gain of $1 to hit a new 52 weeks high in trading on the Trinidad stock market on Wednesday, on a day when there were three new 52 weeks highs and one low. 15 securities traded of which 4 advanced 2 declined and 9 traded firm with 93,307 stocks changing hands with a value of $3,580,961.
The Composite Index rose 2.12 points to close at 1,169.02, the All T&T Index added 3.33 points to close at 2,016.16 and the Cross Listed Index moved up by 0.12 points to end at 42.14 points.
TTSE sum 2-7-14Gains| Stocks increasing in price at the close, are IC Insider’s buy rated Massy Group (formerly Neal & Massy Holdings) in contributing 7,755 shares with a value of $535,443, the price was up 10 cents to close at a new 52 weeks high of $69.05, while National Commercial Bank (NCB) closed at $1.13 while gaining 2 cents and trading 5,044 units, One Caribbean Media traded only 110 units to close with a gain of 9 cents at $23.11, a new 52 weeks high and IC Insider’s buy rated Republic Bank gained $1 to close at a new 52 weeks high of $122 with 21,000 shares traded for $2,562,000.
NCB in closing at $1.13 in Trinidad or J$19.60 equivalent, was trading well above the price in the Jamaican market at $17.60.
Declines| The stocks declining at the end of trading are Sagicor Financial with 300 shares to close with a 2 cent fall to $6.66 and Scotiabank with 1,000 shares traded, to close lower by 10 cents at $69.25 for a new 52 weeks low.
Firm Trades| Stocks closing with prices unchanged at the end of trading are ANSA McAL 22 units to close at $66.29, First Citizens Bank with 6,981 shares valued at $244,340 and closed at $35, Firstcaribbean International Bank 217 shares to close at $5, Guardian Holdings with 4,335 units to close at $14.30, Grace Kennedy 1,287 shares to close at $3.41, National Enterprises with 1,207 units to close at $18.76, National Flour Mills with 650 shares and closed at $1 and Praetorian Property Mutual Fund which traded just 102 shares to close at $3.55 and Scotia Investments with 43,297 shares changing hands for a value of $67,110 closed at $1.55.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 2 stocks with the bid higher than the last selling price and 3 stocks with offers that were lower.

7 to nil on TTSE

Trading on the Trinidad Stock Exchange saw15 securities changing hands of which 7 advanced, none declined and 8 traded firm with 352,238 stocks changing hands with a value of $2,984,048 on Monday.
The Composite Index rose 0.53 points to close at 1,166.59, the All T&T Index inched up by just 1.08 points to close at 2,012.91 and the Cross Listed Index remained unchanged at 41.93.
TTSE sum 30-6-14Gains| Stocks increasing in price at the close are Angostura Holdings contributing 20,216 shares with a value of $262,799 to close up by 25 cents at $13, Clico Investment Fund with 26,852 shares trading, valued at $577,322 to close with a cent gain, at $21.51 One Caribbean Media traded 3,000 shares and gained 2 cents to end at $23.02, for a new 52 weeks high, Praetorian Property Mutual Fund advanced by 15 cents to end at $3.55, Prestige Holdings traded 850 shares to close with a gain of a cent at $9.41, a new 52 weeks high Trinidad Cement with a volume of 113,139 shares traded for $221,113, closed up with 4 cents at $1.99 and Unilever closed at $62.25 with a gain of a cent, in trading 2,500 shares.
Declines| No stock declined at the end of trading on Monday.
Firm Trades| Stocks closing with prices unchanged at the end of trading are, Firstcaribbean International Bank with 143,779 shares changing hands for a value of $718,895 and closed at $5 followed by First Citizens Bank with 15,705 shares valued at $549,559, to end the day at $35, Guardian Holdings with 8,153 units to close at $14.30, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8,000 shares changed hands to close at 45 cents, National Flour Mills with 3,1000 shares at $1, National Enterprises with 728 units, as the price ended at $18.76, Point Lisas Industrial Port Development with 3,600 shares at $4.15 and Republic Bank with 2,218 to close at $121.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 1 stock with the bid higher than the last selling price and 3 stocks with offers that were lower.

Two new highs as 3 stocks rise

Trading levels on the Trinidad stock market on Monday was moderate with 12 securities changing hands of which 3 advanced 4 declined and 5 traded firm with 63,104 stocks trading with a value of $$1,443,488 with two stock reaching new 52 weeks high.
The Composite Index lost 2.17 points to close at 1,180.84, the All T&T Index rose fell by just 4.26 points to close at 2,026.54 and the Cross Listed Index eased by a mere 0.01 points to end at 43.91.
TTSE 16-6-14fGains| Stocks increasing in price at the close are Neal & Massy gained 5 cents to end the day at $68.85 while exchanging 871 units, to end at another 52 weeks high, Prestige Holdings added 3,755 shares valued at $35,335 to end at $9.41 up a cent and Unilever with 1,500 shares closed a cents higher at $62.01 for a new 52 weeks high.
Declines| The stocks declining at the end of trading are National Enterprises was the volume leader with 21,594 shares changing hands for a value of $404,911 and fell 25 cents to close at $18.75, Sagicor Financial Corporation with 3,375 shares to close with a one cent loss at$6.73, Scotiabank contributed 6,501 shares with a value of $452,578 while closing 17 cents lower at $69.61 and Scotia Investments lost a cent to close at $1.55 while trading 3,300 units.
Firm Trades| Stocks closing with prices unchanged at the end of trading are Clico Investment Fund had a volume of 9,843 shares valued at $211,625 to remain at $21.50 followed by Guardian Holdings with 8,552 shares traded for $126,142 to close at $14.75, Jamaica Money Market Brokers with only 2,000 units to close at 45 cents, One Caribbean Media 1,313 to close at $23, Trinidad Cement 500 shares, closed 1.95.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 2 stocks with the bid higher than the last selling price and 5 stocks with offers that were lower.

TTSE PE – suggests attractive buys

TTSE rank -13-6-14TTSE pe 13-6-14 (11)The price earnings ratio is the most popular measure investors use to compare and determine stocks values. It is computed by dividing the price of a stock by the earnings per share. It allows investors to compare the value of one company with others in order to decide which ones are to be bought sold or held on to. When the market moves markedly away from the norm it is usually time for investors to move. Nowhere is this truer than PE ratios.
In looking at good buying opportunities the crude measure is to buy those stocks with low PEs compared to the market or to stocks in the same sector.
The Trinidad market has several stocks that are priced at a PE that is well below the market average, this has been so from early 2013 and continues to present.
During the past week Trinidad Cement declined to $1.95, National Flour lost ground to close at $1, but Point Lisas gained ground to $4, Neal & Massy inched up further to $68.80 One Caribbean Media moved to new highs during the week to close at $23, while Citizens Bank lost value to end at $37.47.
The market has 6 stocks that are priced at a PEs that are well below the market’s average of 15, and a few close to the average, thus offering profitable investment opportunities for investors with medium term investment horizon.

Activity picked up, will it last?

The market saw a pick-up in trading, with 19 securities being active, of which 6 advanced, 3 declined and 10 traded firm with 1,112,248 stocks trading, valued at $15,182,744.
The Composite Index lost 0.40 points to close at 1,180.79, the All T&T Index rose by 0.24 points to close at 2,018.14 and the Cross Listed Index fell 0.14 points to close at 45.02.
TTSE sum 2-5-14Gains| Stocks increasing in price at the close are, ANSA Mcal trading 100 shares, to close at $66.45, up a cent, Guardian Holdings traded 3,000 units, as the price rose a cent, to $13.51, Jamaica Money Market Brokers with 218,853 shares traded for $109,249, gained 2 cents, to close at 50 cents, National Flour Mills with 543,441 shares changing hands for a value of $590,815, rose 2 cents to end at $1.09 and One Caribbean Media stock price rose by 6 cents, to end the day at $20.46 as 10,401 units were traded, and it closed at a new 52 weeks high and Point Lisas Industrial Port Development traded 500 units, to close with a 4 cents loss, at $3.75.
Declines| Agostini’s traded 200 shares and lost a cent to end at $17.57, Prestige Holdings with 6,280 shares, traded at $9.37, with a fall of 4 cents and Sagicor Financial Corporation added 65,237 shares valued at $440,350 and lost 27cents, to close at $6.75.
Firm Trades| Stocks closing with prices unchanged at the end of trading, are Angostura Holdings which exchanged 56,200 shares, valued $3,734,490 and closed at $13, Ansa Merchant Bank with 1,074 shares, closed at $38.49, Clico Investment Fund closed at $21.58 with 1.945 units changing hands, First Citizens Bank exchanged 10,063 units at $38.50, with a value of $387426, Firstcaribbean International Bank with 37,610 shares changing hands for a value of $206,855, closed at $5.50, while Neal & Massy with 5,705 shares closed at $67, Praetorian Property Mutual Fund with 5,000 shares changing hands, closed at $3.40, Scotiabank with 3,797 shares changing hands closed at $70, Trinidad Cement with 44,917 shares closed at $2 and West Indian Tobacco contributed 97,925 shares with a value of $11,555,150 to close at $118.
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.
PE ratio weekly moves| Prices for quite a few stocks changed during the week, but with moderate effect on the PE ratios. Biggest losers were, Trinidad Cement which pushed the potential gain to 615 percent and National Flour Mills that fell to $1.07 from $1.20 at the start of the week and saw the potential gains, climbing to 229 percent, up from 193 percent last week. Guardian Holdings made moderate gains and Citizens continued its recovery, by closing at $38.51 on the bid, up from $38.02 last week. One Caribbean Media and Neal and Massy both closed at new 52 weeks highs, but still has more to gain as they remain undervalued. The average PE ratio for the market is at 14, with 7 stocks trading below and 3 trading just above the average.