2 new highs 2 new lows on TTSE

Scotiabank traded at a 52 weeks’ high on Thursday.

Falling stock prices, outpaced rising stocks more than 2 to 1, at the close of trading on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange on Wednesday. All three market indices declined, as two declining stocks shed large amounts, while 2 each traded at 52 weeks’ high and low.
Ansa McAL declined by $3.03, to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $60 with just 2,028 shares trading, Republic Financial Holdings also closed at a 52 weeks’ low after losing $1.50 to end at $100.50, with 252 units changing hands while Scotiabank advanced $1 to settle at a 52 weeks’ high of $61 with 1,500 shares and Trinidad & Tobago NGL gained $1.95 to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $27 trading 3,300 shares. Scotiabank’s move is reflective of a rise in profit before Taxation of 11 percent and 5 percent after an increase in corporation tax rate in that country. Earnings per share ended the year at $3.73 for a PE ratio of 16.35.

T&T NGL closed at a record high on TTSE on Thursday.

Market activity ended with 14 securities changing hands compared to 13 on Wednesday leading to 3 stocks advancing, 7 declining and 4 holding firm.
A total of 221,067 shares traded at a value of $3,013,733 compared to Wednesday’s trades of 482,160 valued at $15,366,284.
The Composite Index declined by 6.28 points to 1,274.03, the All T&T Index lost 10.08 points to 1,743.57 and the Cross Listed Index was down 0.33 points to close at 108.44.
IC bid-offer Indicator| The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended with 4 stocks with bids higher than last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
Gains| The other stock that gained is Clico Investment with a rise of 29 cents, in closing at $20.79 with 71,572 shares valued at $1,486,816.
Losses| Securities declining based on the last traded price are Grace Kennedy losing 4 cents in exchanging 25,000 shares to close at $2.96. JMMB Group closed at $1.88, with a loss of 2 cents trading 1,754 shares, Point Lisas fell 1 cent to $3.89 with 11,128 shares changing hands, Prestige Holdings ended with a loss of 5 cents, at $10.70 with 1,000 units, and Sagicor Financial traded 4 cents lower to $7.91 with 73,828 shares valued at $584,108.
Firm Trades| The last traded prices of securities closing with unchanged prices are Massy Holdings in exchanging 1,484 shares at $49, One Caribbean Media ending at $14 with 23,361 shares valued at $369,054, Trinidad Cementthat traded 650 units at $3.95 while Unilever Caribbean remained at $34 with 1,210 shares trading.

Massy Holdings dominates TTSE

Massy traded 90% of the value of stocks trading on Wednesday.

Massy Holdings traded $13.9 million worth of shares, dominating trading with 90 percent of the value of the securities exchanged on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange at close on Wednesday, with 13 securities changing hands, the same as on Tuesday.
At the close, the price of 1 stock advanced, 4 declined and 8 remained unchanged as 482,160 shares traded at a value of $15,366,284 compared to Tuesday’s trades of 1,117,124 valued at $6,876,070.
The Composite Index lost 0.16 points to 1,280.31, the All T&T Index gained 1.73 points to 1,753.65 and the Cross Listed Index was down 0.28 points to close at 108.77.
IC bid-offer Indicator| The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended with 5 stocks with bids higher than last selling prices and 6 with lower offers.
Gains| The sole security with a rise in price is Massy Holdings with a gain of 5 cents, in closing at $49 trading 283,195 shares valued at $13,876,555.
Losses| The securities declining at the close on Wednesday are, Clico Investment declined by 30 cents to settle at $20.50, with 10,925 shares changing hands, JMMB Group closed 8 cents lower to $1.90, with 43,461 shares exchanged, Point Lisas lost 4 cents, ending at $3.90 with 3,000 shares and Scotiabank lost 1 cent and closed at $60 with 7,261 shares valued at $435,694 trading.
Firm Trades| Securities trading unchanged at the close based on the last traded price are, Angostura Holdings with 2,700 shares, closed at $15.05, First Citizens held firm at $32.01 with 1,189 shares, Grace Kennedy remained at $3 with 4,970 shares trading. National Flour Mills closed at $1.90 with 1,900 shares changing hands, One Caribbean Media exchanged 500 units at $14, Sagicor Financial traded 8,989 shares at $7.95, Trinidad Cement exchanged 109,000 shares at $3.95 valued at $430,553 and Trinidad & Tobago NGL held firm at $25.05 with 5,070 shares changing hands.

TTSE trading sinks to just 50,000 units

Market activity on Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange on Wednesday remains anaemic, with just over 50,000 shares trading, the lowest volume since the start of the month coming from 16 securities changing hands.
Trading closed with 4 stocks advancing, 5 declining, 7 holding firm as 50,488 shares traded at a value of $553,082 compared to Tuesday’s trades of 528,994 valued at $2,520,342 from 13 securities trading. At the close of trading 2 stock hit 52 weeks’ high and one ended at a 52 weeks’ low.
The Composite Index climbed 2.15 points to 1,277.73, the All T&T Index declined by 0.87 points to 1,743.27 and the Cross Listed Index gained 0.71 points to close at 109.49.
IC bid-offer Indicator| The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended with 2 stocks with bids higher than last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
Gains| The last traded prices of the securities rising are Grace Kennedy with gains of 5 cents, and closing at a 52 weeks’ high of $3.10 with 300 units changing hands. Guardian Holdings closed at $16.50, rising 50 cents in exchanging 13,670 shares, NCB Financial Group gained 10 cents, ending at $6 with trades of 10,300 units and Trinidad & Tobago NGL rose to a new 52 weeks’ high of $24.25, advancing 20 cents with an exchange of 2,650 shares.
Losses| Securities closing down at last traded prices are JMMB Group that lost 1 cent and closed at $2.09 with 1,975 shares trading, L.J. Williams B with a loss of 7 cents, traded at 70 cents with 1,650 shares, Republic Financial Holdings declined by 19 cents to settle at $101.50, after trading at a low for the day at $100.50 with 405 units exchanged. Sagicor Financial closed at $7.94, losing 1 cent with 1,175 shares and Unilever Caribbean lost 5 cents, falling to a 52 weeks’ low of $34.95 with 100 units changing hands.
Firm Trades| Stock with last traded prices remaining unchanged of the close of trading are Angostura Holdings closed at $15.05 with a mere 10 units, Clico Investment exchanged 47 units at $21, First Citizens trading 20 units at $31.95 and National Enterprises that closed at $9.70 with 508 units. Prestige Holdings closed at $10.75 exchanging 9,131 shares trading, Readymix ended at $11 with 618 units and Trinidad Cement closed at $3.95 trading 7,929 shares.

Citizens Bank dominates TTSE trading

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Trading ended with 13 securities changing hands on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange on Tuesday compared to 14 on Monday as First Citizens Bank dominated market activity with 69 percent of the volume of securities traded and 87 percent of the value.
The market closed with 2 stocks advancing, 5 declining and 6 holding firm as 651,650 shares traded at a value of $16,389,752 compared to Monday’s trades of 363,319 valued at $3,307,599.
The Composite Index declined by 3.51 points to 1,280.43, the All T&T Index added 0.14 points to 1,754.98 and the Cross Listed Index lost 0.98 points to close at 108.61.
IC bid-offer Indicator| The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended with 4 stocks with bids higher than last selling prices and 6 with lower offers.
Gains| At the close of the market First Citizens rose by 4 cents to close at $31.85 trading 447,445 shares valued at $14,250,791 and JMMB Group gained 5 cents, closing at $2.20 with 1,080 units exchanged.
Losses| Securities declining based on the last traded price are, Clico Investment trading with a loss of 50 cents, in closing at $20.50 with 19,991 shares valued at $414,710 changing hands, Massy Holdings slid 8 cents to close at $48.92 in exchanging 3,883 shares, National Flour Mills closed at a 52 weeks’ low of $1.90, losing 5 cents with 100,000 shares. Republic Financial Holdings with a loss of 1 cent, closed at $101.69 with 229 units and Sagicor Financial ending at $7.80, after falling by 15 cents with trades of 4,052 shares.
Firm Trades| The securities trading unchanged at the close of trading are Angostura Holdings that closed at $15.05 with 8,100 shares, Guardian Holdings exchanged just 92 units at $15.60, NCB Financial Group held firm at $5.90 with 1,500 units trading. One Caribbean Media closed at $14 with 58,580 shares valued at $820,120, Scotiabank remained at $58.50 with 5,650 shares valued at 330,518 and Trinidad Cement exchanged 1,048 units at $3.95.

NCB Financial in big drop in Trinidad – Monday

NCB Financial Group dropped 9.2% on the TTSE.

NCB Financial Group dropped sharply at the close of trading Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange on Monday, shedding 60 cents or 9.2 percent in closing at $5.90 after exchanging 159,506 shares.
The market ended with 14 securities changing hands compared to 12 on Friday as the prices of 4 stocks advanced, 3 declined and 7 closed unchanged. Total volume passing through the market was 363,319 shares at a value of $3,307,599 compared to Friday’s trades of 337,266 valued at $3,015,209.
The Composite Index declined by 12.34 points to 1,283.94, the All T&T Index gained 0.03 points to 1,754.84 and the Cross Listed Index slid 3.39 points to close at 109.59.
IC bid-offer Indicator| The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended with 3 stocks with bids higher than last selling prices and 6 with lower offers.
Gains| The last traded price of the securities rising and the volumes changing hands are Ansa McAL with gains of 3 cents, closed at $63.03 with 7,314 shares valued at $460,991, Clico Investment traded 20 cents higher, closing at $21 with 25,533 shares valued at $535,150, National Flour Mills ended at $1.95, gaining 1 cent with 1,500 units traded and Trinidad & Tobago NGL closed at $23.70, after trading as high as $23.90, but closed with a gain of 4 cents, in trading 13,497 shares valued at $322,571.
Losses| The last traded price of the securities declining on Monday are, JMMB Group with a loss of 5 cents, to settle at $2.15 with 25,925 shares exchanged, NCB Financial Group closed 60 cents lower to $5.90 trading 159,506 shares valued at $961,048, the stock closed with 40,494 units on offer at $5.90 with no buying interest expressed at the close and Republic Financial Holdings fell 5 cents, closing at $101.70 with 15 units.
Firm Trades| The last traded prices of securities and the volumes traded unchanged at the close of trading are First Citizens traded 340 units at $31.81, Grace Kennedy closed at $3 exchanging 50,000 shares, Massy Holdings remained at $49 with 1,217 units, Readymix with trades of 345 units, closed at $11. Sagicor Financial held firm at $7.95 with 74,196 shares valued at $589,818, Scotiabank ended at $58.50 exchanging 2.526 shares and Trinidad Cement closed at $3.95 with 1,405 units traded.

4 TTSE stocks fell 1 gained – Wednesday

Trading volume picked up on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange on Wednesday with the market exchanging 11 securities compared to just 9 on Tuesday.
At the close, 1 stock advanced, 4 declined and 6 were unchanged as 239,293 shares traded at a value of $1,003,289 compared to Tuesday’s trades of 52,590 valued at $1,117,150.
The Composite Index advanced 5.92 points to 1,295.18, the All T&T Index remained unperturbed at 1,752.55 and the Cross Listed Index rose 1.62 points, closing at 112.99.
IC bid-offer Indicator| The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended with 4 stocks with bids higher than last selling prices and 7 with lower offers.
Gains| The sole security advancing in price is Grace Kennedy with gains of 3 cents, as it closed at $3 trading 52,452 shares.
Losses| The last traded price of the securities declining and volume changing hands are, JMMB Group down 5 cents, in closing at $2.15 with 91,831 shares, L.J. Williams B share fell 1 cent, to settled at 77 cents exchanging 31,000 shares, Sagicor Financial closing at $7.96, losing 3 cents trading 13,691 shares and Trinidad Cement with a loss 5 cents, ending at $3.95 with 8,500 shares.
Firm Trades| At the close of trading, Clico Investment remained at unchanged $21 with 2,102 shares traded, First Citizens closed at $31.80 with 2,380 shares changing hands, First Caribbean International Bank last traded at $9 after hitting a high for the day of $9.25 to end the day trading 33,937 shares valued at $313,667. Massy Holdings last traded at $49.50 exchanging 490 units, National Enterprises traded 200 units at $9.75 and NCB Financial Group held firm at $6.50 with 2,710 shares.

TTSE indices’ gains mask deeper problems

Market activity on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange, resulted in 6 stocks advancing, 3 declining and 9 unchanged, but this positive move belies a deeper problem awaiting a market, that continues to struggle within a sick economy.
The Composite Index gained 1.30 points to 1,289.94, the All T&T Index rose 1.52 points to 1,756.40 and the Cross Listed Index added 1.52 points to close at 111.02.
IC bid-offer Indicator| The Investor’s Choice bid-offer while indicating weaknesses in the market with 3 stocks with bids higher than last selling prices and 5 with lower offers does not tell the full story of the weakness in the market. The deeper problem is the large variance between some of the stocks offered for sale compared to the last price the stock traded at. West Indian Tobacco is set to make a big negative dent in the market index when next it traded as it is offered at $5 lower than the last price it traded at, with 1,796 shares offered at $116. The closest bid to buy is at $106.25 for only 16 shares. National Enterprises offer is 20 cents lower than the last trade. Calypso Macro Fund is offer for 90 cents less than the last trade, at $21.04 and Mora Ven Holdings

This graph tell the story that Unilever shares are set for a steep fall going forward.

is offered at $1.49 below the last trade at $14.49. Unilever Caribbean is also very weak with 40,863 shares offered for sale at $38.75 but buyers are down at $35 for just 310 units. Unilever reported profit of $3 million for the June quarter or 11 cents per share and $6.8 million for the half year suggesting profit around 60 cents for the full year and is now priced at a PE ratio of 64 times earnings, the clearest indication of a huge fall in the price to come.
At the close of trading the number of securities trading climbed to 18 on Thursday compared to 15 on Wednesday, leading to 458,073 shares trading at a value of $5,509,500 compared to Wednesday’s trades of 350,612 valued at $4,377,442.
Gains| At the close of market activities, Ansa McAL traded 20,500 shares valued at $1,292,100 and gained 8 cents, to close at $63.03, Clico Investment traded 20 cents higher, closing at $21.20 with 87,039 shares valued at $1,831,429, Massy Holdings ended at $49.50, gaining 1 cent with 11,979 shares valued at $592,958. National Flour Mills closed at $1.99, rising 4 cents while trading 6,000 shares, Scotiabank advanced 40 cents to $58.50 trading 1,000 units and Trinidad Cement rose 5 cents, and settled at $4 exchanging 49,601 shares.
Losses| Trading ended as, JMMB Group traded with a loss of 2 cents, and closed at $2.07 exchanging 188,500 shares valued at $395,789, Point Lisas lost 1 cent to close at $3.95 with 500 units and Prestige Holdings was down 1 cent to $10.75 trading 9,075 shares.
Firm Trades| The last traded prices of securities closing unchanged are Angostura Holdings that closed at $15.05 with trades of 7,541 shares, Ansa Merchant Bank exchanging 3,020 shares at $40, Grace Kennedy trading 14,778 shares at $2.95. Guardian Holdings remained at $15 with 1,204 units, One Caribbean Media closed at $14 with 350 units, Republic Financial Holdings ended at $101.76 with 81 units. Sagicor Financial traded 10,000 shares at $8, Trinidad & Tobago NGL closed at $23.49 exchanging 19,958 shares valued at $468,779 and L.J. Williams 8% preference share exchanged 42 units at $3.30.

Mixed trading in Trinidad

Trading on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange on Tuesday resulted in 16 securities changing hands compared to 13 on Monday. One Caribbean Media was the dominant trade with 70 percent of the value of securities exchanged, while NCB Financial inched 1 cent higher, to end at a closing high of $6.21.
At the close, 4 stocks advanced, 8 declined and 4 remained unchanged as 656,483 shares traded at a value of $7,023,258 compared to Monday’s trades of 327,937 valued at $2,161,206.
The Composite Index gained 1.08 points to 1,284.03, the All T&T Index declined 1.80 points to 1,754.53 and the Cross Listed Index gained 0.55 points to close at 109.65.
IC bid-offer Indicator| The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended with 2 stocks with bids higher than last selling prices and 6 with lower offers.
Gains| The last traded price of the securities rising and the volumes changing hands are JMMB Group with gains of 4 cents, closed at $2.04 trading 181,662 shares valued at $352,263, NCB Financial Group ended at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $6.21, rising 1 cent with 1,084 units, earlier the price hit a record high of $6.34 before pulling back by the close. Prestige Holdings gained 1 cent to close at $10.76 with 3,000 shares and Sagicor Financial closed 5 cents higher to $8 in exchanging 3,158 shares.
Losses| The last traded price of the securities declining and the volume changing hands are Angostura Holdings with a loss of 5 cents, ended at $15 with 450 units, Ansa McAL lost 5 cents and closed at a 52 weeks’ low of $62.95, with 6,388 shares trading valued at $402,448. First Citizens slipped 8 cents, settling at $31.81 while exchanging 1,042 units, Guardian Holdings lost 1 cent, closing at $15 with 2,747 shares, Massy Holdings slid 35 cents to $49.50 with 400 units changing hands. Point Lisas ended at $3.96, with a loss of 4 cents in trading 25,000 shares, Trinidad Cement declined by 5 cents to settle at $3.95 with 400 units changing hands and Trinidad & Tobago NGL close down 1 cent, to $23.49 with 6,177 shares.
Firm Trades| the securities closing with unchanged prices at the close are Clico Investment closing at $21 after exchanging 37,694 shares valued at $791,524, while Grace Kennedy traded 33,150 shares at $3, One Caribbean Media settling at $14 with 354,031 shares valued at $4,956,434 and Republic Financial Holdings exchanging 100 units at $101.76.

Trinidad Stock Exchang trading mixed – Monday

Trading on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange closed on Monday with 13 securities changing hands compared to 14 on Friday as 3 stocks advanced, 3 declined and 7 were unchanged.
At the close, as 327,937 shares traded at a value of $2,161,206, compared to Friday’s trades of 909,312 valued at $3,281,614.
The Composite Index lost 0.12 points to 1,282.95, the All T&T Index gained 2.06 points to 1,756.33 and the Cross Listed Index eased back 0.32 points to close at 109.10.
IC bid-offer Indicator| The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended with 2 stocks with bids higher than last selling prices and 7 with lower offers.
Gains| The stock gaining are Grace Kennedy with a gain of 5 cents, and closed at a 52 weeks’ high of $3 in exchanging 70,650 shares, Guardian Holdings closing at $15.01, after rising 1 cent with 4, 937 shares trading and Republic Financial Holdings having advanced 76 cents to close at $101.76 with 1,437 units changing hands.
Losses| The securities declining based on the last traded prices are, First Citizens with a 1 cent loss, ending at $31.89 with 3,400 shares traded, JMMB Group slipped 11 cents, closing at $2 with 134,468 shares and Massy Holdings settled at $49.85,in losing 13 cents with 125 units trading.
Firm Trades| Stock trading unchanged at the close, are Ansa Merchant Bank closing at $40 trading 3,314 shares, Clico Investment remained at $21 exchanging 25,170 units valued at $528,570, National Flour Mills closed at $1.95 with 26,000 shares changing hands, Sagicor Financial traded 2,000 units at $7.95. Scotiabank closed with 100 units changing hands at $58.10, Trinidad Cement settled at $4 trading 37,036 shares and Trinidad & Tobago NGL ended at $23.50 with 19,264 shares valued at $453,704.

Prices mostly slipped on TTSE – Friday

Trading on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange closed on Friday with 14 securities changing hands compared to 15 on Thursday and ended with 1 advancing, 4 declining and 9 holding firm.
Market activity resulted in 909,312 shares traded at a value of $3,281,614 compared to Thursday’s trades of 329,493 valued at $2,207,158.
The Composite Index was down 0.75 points to 1,283.07, the All T&T Index declined 1.82 points to 1,754.27 and the Cross Listed Index gained 0.05 points to close at 109.42.
IC bid-offer Indicator| The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended with 3 stocks with bids higher than last selling prices and 6 with lower offers.
Gains| First Citizens was the sole stock rising and ended with a gain of 10 cents, closing at $31.90 with 1,139 units.
Losses| JMMB Group pulled back from its recent record run to end with a loss of 4 cents, and closed at $2.11 with 592,986 shares valued at $1,270,760 traing. Massy Holdings settled at $49.98, losing 2 cents with 197 units, National Flour Mills closed at a 52 weeks’ low of $1.95, down 3 cents exchanging 26,307 shares and Republic Financial Holdings traded 76 cents lower to a 52 weeks’ low of $101, with a mere 10 units.
Firm Trades| The stocks traded unchanged at the close of trading are Clico Investment that closed at $21 with trades of 18,800 shares valued at $394,801, First Caribbean International Bank exchanged 5,100 shares at $9, Grace Kennedy remained at $2.95 with 194,500 shares valued at $573,775. NCB Financial Group closed at $6.20 trading 35,052 shares, Readymix closed at $11 with 280 units.Sagicor Financial traded 14,776 shares at $7.95, Scotiabank exchanged 2,559 shares at $58.10, Trinidad Cement closed at $4 with 200 units and Trinidad & Tobago NGL ended at $23.50 with17,406 shares valued at $410,465.