TTSE index posts 2018 gains – Tuesday

All Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange index

Trading on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange landed the main market index into positive territory for the second time this year as the market ended on Tuesday trading in 12 securities against 12 on Monday, with 8 advancing, 1 declining and 3 remaining unchanged.
At close of the market, the Composite Index climbed 2.88 points to 1,307.07. The All T&T Index gained 3.18 points to 1,707.45, while the Cross Listed Index rose 0.35 points to close at 122.51.
Trading ended with 138,119 shares at a value of $2,094,012, compared to 65,772 shares on Monday valued at $1,823,304.
IC bid-offer Indicator| The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended at stocks with bids lower than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
Stocks closing with gains| Ansa Mcal increased 20 cents to close at $55.20, in trading 94 shares, Ansa Merchant Bank rose 50 cents to $38.50, after exchanging 134 shares, First Citizens closed with a gain of 5 cents at $33.90, in exchanging 1,152 shares, Massy Holdings gained 1 cent and ended at $47.50, after exchanging 3,188 shares, NCB Financial Group finished trading 7,050 shares and rose 5 cents to $8.45. Republic Financial Holdings closed with an increase of 3 cents and  after exchanging 264 shares, to end at $107.55, Scotiabank rose 25 cents and completed trading at $63.90, with 23 stock units changing hands and Trinidad & Tobago NGL finished 6 cents higher to $29.20, with an exchange of 40,009 units.
Stocks closing with losses| Trinidad Cement concluded trading with a loss of 5 cents at $2.60, after exchanging 66,674 shares.
Stocks closing firm | Clico Investments completed trading at $20.16, with 16,869 stock units changing hands, Sagicor Financial ended at $9.02, after exchanging 1,507 shares and West Indian Tobacco completed trading of 1,155 stock units at $95.40.

Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

 

Trading falls on TTSE – Monday

Trading on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange dipped on Monday with volume and value of stocks trading down on Friday levels.
The market closed with 12 securities changing hands, compared to 15 on Friday, with just 67,372 shares at a value of $1,823,304 changing hands, compared to 971,051 units at a value of $11,872,964 on Friday.
Market activity closed, with stocks 3 advancing, 1 declining and 8 remaining unchanged. At the close, the Composite Index rose 0.99 points on Monday to 1,304.19. The All T&T Index added 0.64 points to end at 1,704.27, while the Cross Listed Index rose 0.18 points to close at 122.16.
IC bid-offer Indicator| The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended at stocks with bids lower than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
Stocks closing with gains| First Citizens finished 3 cents higher to settle at $33.85, after exchanging 2,623 shares, Massy Holdings concluded trading of 1,000 shares and rose 29 cents to close at $47.49 and Sagicor Financial gained 21 cents to $9.02, after trading 9,500 shares.
Stocks closing with losses| Clico Investments closed with a loss of 1 cent to end at $20.16, with 3,150 stock units changing hands.
Stocks closing firm | Agostini’s concluded trading of 100 shares at $23.20, Angostura Holdings ended at $16.05, with 11,464 stock units changing hands, Calypso Macro Index Fund ended trading of 1,600 stock units at $13.50, Guardian Holdings completed trading at $18, with 8,899 units. National Enterprises ended at $8, with 15,000 stock units changing hands, Prestige Holdings completed trading of 1,000 units at $7.35, Trinidad & Tobago NGL traded 3,036 units at $29.14 and West Indian Tobacco closed at $95.40, with 10,000 stock units changing hands.

Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

TTSE volume trading rises – Friday

Trading volume picked on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange on Friday but the value of stocks traded was down on Thursday.
The market closed with 15 securities changing hands, down sharply from 22 on Thursday, leading to 971,051 shares at a value of $11,872,964 changing hands, compared to 596,438 units valued at $12,414,789 on Thursday.
Market activity closed, with 4 advancing, 3 declining and 8 remaining unchanged. At the close, the Composite Index rose 0.16 points to end at 1,303.20. The All T&T Index fell 0.97 points to 1,703.63, while the Cross Listed Index rose 0.18 points to close at 121.98
IC bid-offer Indicator| The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended at stocks with bids lower than their last selling prices and just 1 with a lower offer.
Stocks closing with gains| Grace Kennedy added 6 cents and completed trading at $3.06, with 21,132 stock units changing hands, Republic Financial Holdings increased 1 cent $107.52, after exchanging 17,968 shares, Sagicor Financial rose 1 cent and ended at $8.81, in exchanging 30,665 shares and Sagicor Financial added 1 cent and ended at $8.81, after trading 30,665 shares.
Stocks closing with losses| Ansa Mcal ended trading of 1,120 units and lost 25 cents close at $55, Clico Investments lost 2 cents and ended at $20.17, with 12,131 stock units changing hands and Point Lisas traded with 100 shares with a loss of 5 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $3.60.
Stocks closing firm | Angostura Holdings ended at $16.05 with 6,000 stock units changing hands, First Caribbean International Bank completed trading of 577,149 units at $8.50, First Citizens settled at $33.82, after exchanging 2,177 shares, Guardian Holdings completed trading of 2,284 units at $18. National Flour closed trading of 134,092 units, at $1.65, NCB Financial Group settled at $8.40, after exchanging 64,026 shares, Scotiabank ended at $63.65, with 12,957 stock units changing hands, Trinidad & Tobago NGL completed trading at $29.14, with an exchange of 88,850 units and Unilever Caribbean concluded trading at $25, after exchanging 400 shares.

Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Trading picks up sharply on TTSE – Thursday

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Trading picked up on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange on Thursday with 22 securities changing hands just 12 on Wednesday and leading to 596,638 shares changing hands valued at $12,414,789, compared to 191,349 shares on Wednesday valued at $1,020,490.
Market activity closed, with 5 advancing, 4 declining and 13 remaining unchanged. At the close, the Composite Index lost 2.15 points to end at 1,303.04. The All T&T Index gained 1.72 points to close at 1,704.60, while the Cross Listed Index declined 0.84 points to 121.80.
IC bid-offer Indicator| The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended at stocks with bids lower than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
Stocks closing with gains| Ansa Mcal gained 25 cents and completed trading of 51,480 units, at $55.25, First Citizens rose by 1 cent to $33.82, after exchanging 9,815 shares, Guardian Holdings ended trading with 3,300 units, with a gain of 50 cents, to close at $18, National Flour closed with a rise of 1 cent in trading 45,838 units at $1.65 and Trinidad & Tobago NGL concluded trading of 13,200 units with a rise of 4 cents to end at $29.14.
Stocks closing with losses| Calypso Macro Index Fund lost 50 cents in trading 200 shares to close at $13.50, Massy Holdings lost 15 cents to close at $47.20, after exchanging 3,213 shares, NCB Financial Group fell 10 cents to $8.40, after exchanging 15,360 shares and Sagicor Financial closed with a loss of 10 cents at $8.80, in exchanging 134,813 shares.
Stocks closing firm | Agostini’s closed at $23.20, after exchanging 64 shares, Angostura Holdings ended at $16.05, with 69,858 stock units changing hands, Ansa Merchant Bank settled at $38, after exchanging 810 shares, Clico Investments ended at $20.19, with 1,722 stock units changing hands, First Caribbean International Bank completed trading of 100,000 units at $8.50. Grace Kennedy ended trading at $3, with 2,290 stock units changing hands, JMMB Group ended at $1.79, after exchanging 38,725 shares, National Enterprises closed at $8, with 7,288 stock units changing hands, One Caribbean Media exchanged 22,738 shares at $10.35. Republic Financial Holdings settled at $107.51, after exchanging 1,792 shares,  Scotiabank ended at $63.65, with 60,430 stock units changing hands, Unilever Caribbean  concluded the exchange of 7,132 shares at $25 and West Indian Tobacco ended at $95.40, with 6,570 stock units changing hands.

Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Rising TTSE stocks edge out decliners – Wednesday

Market activity on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange ended on Wednesday with trading in 12 securities against 16 on Tuesday and leading to 5 advancing, 4 declining and 3 remaining unchanged.
At close of the market, the Composite Index rose 3.42 points to 1,305.19. The All T&T Index declined 1.31 points to 1,702.88, while the Cross Listed Index rose 1.13 points to close at 122.64.
Trading ended with 191,794 shares at a value of $1,020,490, compared to 239,379 shares at a value of $3,900,027 on Tuesday.
IC bid-offer Indicator| The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended at stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
Stocks closing with gains| Agostini’s closed with gains of 5 cents at $23.20, after exchanging 117 shares, JMMB Group gained 8 cents and completed trading of 150,500 shares, at $1.79, Massy Holdings gained 15 cents and completed trading at $47.35, after exchanging 108 shares. NCB Financial Group closed with an increase of 10 cents at $8.50, exchanging 1,000 shares and Sagicor Financial ended trading 3,674 shares after rising 13 cents to close at $8.90.
Stock traded with losses|Clico Investments ended trading with 23,237 stock units but fell 1 cent to $20.19, Guardian Holdings concluded trading of 2,231 units with a loss of 60 cents to end at $17.50, National Flour traded 5,310 units with a loss of 1 cent to close at $1.64 and Trinidad & Tobago NGL fell 10 cents and concluded trading 4,275 units at $29.10.
Stocks trading firm| Calypso Macro Index Fund traded 445 shares at $14, First Citizens ended at $33.81, after exchanging 162 shares and Scotiabank settled at $63.65, with 735 stock units changing hands.

Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

6 TTSE stocks declined – Tuesday

Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange Head Quarters

Market activity on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange ended on Tuesday with trading in 16 securities against 16 on Monday, with 2 advancing, 6 declining and 8 remaining unchanged.
At close of the market, the Composite Index lost 1.97 points to end at 1,301.77. The All T&T Index fell 0.69 points to 1,704.19, while the Cross Listed Index slipped 0.45 points to close at 121.51.
Trading ended with 239,379 shares at a value of $3,900,027, compared to 193,888 shares on Monday valued at $8,128,777.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer have stock with the bid lower than the last selling price and 2 with lower offers.
Stocks closing with gains| Gaurdian Media completed trading at $15, after exchanging 197 shares and Trinidad & Tobago NGL concluded trading of 8,100 units and rose 8 cents to $29.20.
Stock traded with losses| Clico Investments fell 55 cents and settled at $20.20, with 164,386 stock units changing hands, First Citizens closed with a loss of 19 cents and ended at $33.81, after exchanging 981 shares, Grace Kennedy shed 6 cents and settled at $3, with 1,000 stock units changing hands. JMMB Group lost 4 cents and completed trading 11,200 shares at $1.71, Massy Holdings ended trading 15 cents lower at $47.20, after exchanging 445 shares and One Caribbean Media concluded trading with a loss of 10 cents to $10.35, after exchanging 2,000 shares.
Stocks trading firm| Calypso Macro Index Fund traded 3,200 shares at $14, CinemaOne that is listed in the small enterprise segment of the market, traded 250 units to close at $9.95, Guardian Holdings ended trading of 299 units at $18.10, National Flour closed at $1.65, with 45,825 units changing hands. NCB Financial Group ended at $8.40, after exchanging 330 shares, Point Lisas settled at $3.65, with 25 stock units changing hands, Republic Financial Holdings ended at $107.51, after exchanging 876 shares and Scotiabank settled at $63.65, with 265 stock units changing hands.

Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

7 TTSE stocks gained – Monday

Guardian Media drops to a 52 weeks’ low on Monday

Market activity on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange ended on Monday with trading in 16 securities against 12 on Friday, with 7 advancing, 5 declining and 4 remaining unchanged.
At close of the market, the Composite Index lost 1.43 points to close at 1,303.74. The All T&T Index shed 1.20 points to sit at 1,704.88, while the Cross Listed Index declined 0.23 points to close at 121.96.
Trading ended with 193,988 shares at a value of $8,128,777, compared to 88,995 shares on Friday valued at $2,731,117.
IC bid-offer Indicator| The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended at stock with the bid lower than the last selling price and 1 with a lower offer.
Gains| Clico Investments gained 5 cents and ended at $20.75, with 54,532 stock units changing hands, First Citizens increased 5 cents and settled at $34, after exchanging 6,080 shares, Massy Holdings rose 25 cents and concluded trading of 991 shares at $47.35, Republic Financial Holdings closed with a gain of 1 cent at $107.51, after trading 25,575 shares. Scotiabank gained 6 cents and ended at $63.65, with 9,105 stock units changing hands, Trinidad & Tobago NGL finished trading with 32,045 units and rose 2 cents to close at $29.12 and Unilever Caribbean concluded trading with a gain of $2.1 at $25, after exchanging 400 shares.
Losses| Ansa Merchant Bank closed with a loss of 50 cents to settle at $38, in exchanging 49,247 shares, Gaurdian Media shed $1 and concluded trading of 100 shares at a 52 weeks’ low of $14, Guardian Holdings lost 10 cents to end at $18.10, while trading 141 units. NCB Financial Group ended trading 4 cents lower and settled at $8.40, after exchanging 355 shares after exchanging 1,725 shares and Sagicor Financial fell 13 cents to $8.77, after exchanging 1,725 shares.
Firm Traded| Calypso Macro Index Fund traded 2,000 shares at $14, National Flour completed trading at $1.65, with just 89 units trading, Prestige Holdings completed trading of 6,000 units at $7 and West Indian Tobacco ended at $95.40, with 5,603 stock units changing hands.

Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Advancing stocks dominate TTSE – Friday

Market activity on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange ended on Friday with trading in 12 securities against 15 on Thursday, with 5 advancing, 3 declining and 4 remaining unchanged.
At close of the market, the Composite Index rose 0.03 points on Friday to 1,305.17. The All T&T Index gained 0.83 points to 1,706.08, while the Cross Listed Index declined 0.11 points to close at 122.19. Trading ended with 89,995 shares at a value of $2,731,117, compared to 138,543 shares at a value of $5,059,398 on Thursday.
IC bid-offer Indicator| The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended at stocks with bids lower than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
Stocks closing with gains| Ansa Merchant Bank declined by 49 cents and completed trading 20 shares at $38.50, Clico Investments gained 20 cents and ended at $20.70, with 11,000 stock units changing hands. First Caribbean International Bank increased by 1 cent to $8.50,  after exchanging 971 units, First Citizens rose 15 cents and completed trading 1,745 shares  at $33.95 and Republic Financial Holdings closed with a gain of 5 cents and completed trading 17,687 shares at $107.50.
Stocks closing with Losses| JMMB Group fell 3 cents and settled at $1.75, after trading 2,535 shares, Scotiabank fell 1 cent and concluded trading at $63.59, with 30 stock units changing hands and Trinidad & Tobago NGL shed 2 cents and ended at $29.10, with an exchange of 10,586 units.
Stocks closing firm| Calypso Macro Index Fund traded 1,000 shares at $14, National Enterprises closed trading at $8, with 2,000 stock units changing hands, National Flour ended at $1.65, with 25,650 units trading and Sagicor Financial settled at $8.90, after exchanging 16,771 shares.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

NCB hikes dividend 29%

NCB hiked dividend to 90 cents from 70 cents in 2018.

NCB Financial hikes dividend 29 percent, to $2.2 billion or 90 cents per share, as profit from ongoing operations jumped 40 percent in the first quarter to December last year to $5.7 million before taxation.
Profit after taxation and one-time gains, resulted in net profit of $7.4 billion for the first quarter of the 2019 financial year, slightly lower than the prior year’s results that included a gain (negative goodwill) of $4.4 billion relating to the acquisition of Clarien Group. Profit for the latest quarter, includes a gain of $3.3 billion from the disposal of 326,277,325 JMMB Group shares at $28.25 per share.
The strong improved results climbed on the back of 24 percent in net income, to $20.7 billion from $16.7 billion in 2017, offset by a 21 percent increase in expenses. Included in expenses is loan loss provision of $1, up from just $146 million in 2017 and seems tied to the need to adjust loan provisioning in line with new Accounting Standards. Depreciation and amortization cost almost doubled to $1.3 billion, from $667 million in 2017. Other operating expenses jumped 29 percent to $6 billion from $4.7 billion in the prior year. The big improvement in revenues flowed from increases in net interest income from $7.55 billion to $9.85 billion, an increase of 30 percent, while exchange trading delivered a third more, at $4.2 billion.
Retail and Small Business Banking segment profit grew a strong 36 percent to $1.34 billion, but Payment Services fell just 2 percent to $1.2 billion. Corporate Banking jumped sharply by 76 percent to $1.25 billion, Treasury and Correspondent Banking was up by just 14 percent to $1.65 billion. Wealth, Asset Management and Investment Banking, grew attractively by 39 percent to $1.2 billion, Life Insurance & Pension Fund Management rose 29 percent to $1.3 billion while General Insurance moved from a loss of $107 million to a profit of $227 million.

NCB giving back to the community.


The Group’s loans and advances, net of provision for credit losses, rose 16 percent to $373.5 billion. NCB stated that “the growth was driven by our Jamaican that increased by 22 percent or $50.4 billion. Non-performing loans totalled $18.5 billion as at December 2018 (December 2017: $15 billion) and represented 4.9 percent of the gross loans compared to 4.6 percent as at December 2017.”  Customer deposits grew just 7 percent to $461 billion. The varied growth rate between loans and deposit is a strong positive for profit as the revenues climb faster than cost.
The group re-launched a revised take-over to acquire up to 32.01 percent of the outstanding shares of Guardian Holdings which, when combined with NCB’s existing 29.99 percent holding will bring the total to 62 percent. The profit of the group will get a further boost from this acquisition. IC Insider.com has updated the earnings per share for 2019 to $14 from continuing operations and with the stock price at $145, the PE is just over 10 times earning making the stock BUY RATED with a 2019 target price of $225.

7 TTSE stocks gained on Thursday

Market activity on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange ended on Thursday with trading in 15 securities against 12 on Wednesday, with 7 advancing, 4 declining and 3 remaining unchanged.
At close of the market, the Composite Index lost 0.76 points to close at 1,305.14. The All T&T Index shed 1.32 points to end at 1,705.25, while the Cross Listed Index declined 0.03 points to close at 122.30.
Trading ended with 138,543 shares at a value of $5,059,398, compared to 120,147 shares on Wednesday valued at $2,295,313.
IC bid-offer Indicator| The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended at stocks with bids than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
Stocks closing with gains| Sagicor Financial rose 1 cent and ended at $8.90, after exchanging 11,000 shares and West Indian Tobacco closed with a gain of 14 cents at $95.40, with 369 stock units changing hands.
Stocks closing with Losses| First Citizens shed 20 cents and settled at $33.80, after exchanging 831 shares, JMMB Group lost 1 cent and concluded trading at $1.78, after exchanging 4,784 shares, National Enterprises ended trading 1 cent lower at $8, with 2,500 stock units changing hands. NCB Financial Group concluded trading with a loss of 1 cent at $8.44, after exchanging 705 shares, Prestige Holdings fell 5 cents and completed trading of 2,359 units at $7.35, Republic Financial Holdings closed with a loss of 1 cent and settled at $107.45, after exchanging 1,050 shares. Scotiabank declined 38 cents to close at $63.60, with 154 stock units changing hands and Trinidad & Tobago NGL shed 3 cents and completed trading of 17,885 units at $29.12.
Stocks closing with firm| Ansa Mcal completed trading of 67,017 units at $55, Ansa Merchant Bank settled at $38.01, after exchanging 24 shares, Clico Investments ended at $20.50, with 24,455 stock units changing hands, Grace Kennedy ended at $3.06, trading 3,810 stock units and National Flour completed trading of 1,600 units at $1.65.

Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.