Falling stocks dominate TTSE – Monday

Scotiabank closed at a new high of $64.2.

The Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange ended trading on Monday with slightly more securities trading than on Friday but with prices falling than rising but all market indices rose.
Trading ended with 15 securities changing hands against 12 on Friday leading to 3 advancing, 7 declining and 5 remaining unchanged.
The stocks that gained were mostly in the Market activity resulted in 276,320 shares at a value of $4,320,119 compared to 220,145 shares at a value of $3,003,375 changing hands, on Friday.
At close of the market the, Composite Index the Composite Index rose 6.34 points on Monday to 1,243.98, the All T&T Index added 1.28 points to 1,726.60, while the Cross Listed Index gained 1.58 points to close at 102.39.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows the market continuing to be weak as it closed with 4 stocks ending with higher bids than the last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
Gains| Guardian Holdings finished trading with a rise of 70 cents to end at $17.20, after exchanging 6,500 shares, JMMB Group gained 2 cents and concluded trading at $1.75, with 6,404 stock units changing hands and Scotiabank ended trading with an increase of 24 cents to a 52 weeks’ high of $64.25, after exchanging 116 shares.
Losses| Clico Investments shares fell 9 cents and ended at $20.11, with 4,160 units traded, First Citizens share fell 1 cent and settled at $34.99, after exchanging 640 shares, Massy Holdings shed 23 cents and concluded the day’s activity at $47.27, with 1,300 stock units changing hands, Republic Financial Holdings lost 95 cents and ended at $101.71, with 22,241 stock units changing hands, Trinidad & Tobago NGL ended trading 5 cents lower at $29, with 1,850 units, Trinidad Cement concluded trading with a loss of 9 cents to end at $2.90, after exchanging 24,323 shares and Unilever Caribbean traded with a loss of 50 cents and settled at $32, after exchanging 4,644 shares .
Firm Traded| First Caribbean International Bank completed trading at $8.89, after exchanging 20,000 shares, National Flour closed at $1.75, after exchanging 900 shares, NCB Financial Group settled at $5.50, after exchanging 67,050 shares, Sagicor Financial ended at $7.90, with 116,137 units and West Indian Tobacco concluded trading at $88.50, with 55 stock units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

TTSE closed with 4 gains 2 losses – Tuesday

Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange Head Quarters

In trading on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange on Tuesday, 16 securities changed hands with 4 advancing, 2 declining, leaving 10  unchanged, compared to 12 trading on Monday.
Trading volume remained low, with 195,484 shares valued at $1,671,458 changing hands, compared to 110,825 shares valued at $2,261,343 on Monday.
At close, the Composite Index lost 1.76 points on Tuesday to 1,257.24, the All T&T Index rose 0.03 points to 1,699.65, while the Cross Listed Index fell 0.49 points to close at 109.88.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows the market continuing to be weak as it closed with only 1 stock ending with the bid higher than the last selling price and 6 with lower offers, an indication of the continuation of a weak market currently.
Gains| First Citizens rose 19 cents and settled at $32.70, after exchanging 4,245 shares, National Flour ended trading gaining 2 cents at $1.70, after 7,420 shares changed hands, Republic Financial Holdings finished 11 cents higher and concluded market activity at $101.69, with 1,025 stock units changing hands and Scotiabank concluded trading with a rise of 1 cent to $62.66, after exchanging 3,291 shares.
Losses| NCB Financial Group shares fell 5 cents and settled at $6.15, after exchanging 50,000 shares and One Caribbean Media closed with a loss of 4 cents at $12.44, with 11,801 stock units changing hands.

Firm Trades|Agostini’s settled at $21.06, after exchanging 180 shares, Clico Investments ended at $20.16, with 9,665 units, JMMB Group concluded trading at $1.86, with 60,900 stock units changing hands, Massy Holdings closed at $47, with 1,211 stock units changing hands, Prestige Holdings completed trading at $10.01, after exchanging 1,000 shares. Sagicor Financial ended at $7.80, with 1,343 units, Trinidad & Tobago NGL settled at $27.50, after exchanging 1,975 shares, Trinidad Cement closed at $2.60, with 38,819 stock units changing hands, Unilever Caribbean ended at $32, with 350 units trading and West Indian Tobacco completed trading at $88.55, after 2,259 shares changed hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Profit drops a whopping 85% at Unilever

Unilever’s huge drop

The Trinidad based Unilever Caribbean ended 2017 with a profit, but it was not the greatest year for the company. Profit fell 72 percent in the December quarter, to TT$3.5 million from TT$12.4 million in 2016.
For the year to December, profit dropped 85 percent from TT$71.7 million in 2016 to TT$10.7 million.
Sale revenues fell 27.5 percent for the quarter, to TT$113.7 million from TT$157 million and declined 18 percent for the year, to TT$464 million from TT$566 million in 2016. The fall in fortunes resulted from pressures in the home country the results of a continuing recession and shortage of foreign exchange. In the second half of the year, the company faced added pressure from the damaged and dislocation caused by hurricanes that affect several countries in the Eastern Caribbean. Corporate taxation fell 54 percent to TT$8.7 million for the year compared to TT$18.8 million in 2016.
Revenues reached a high of $588 million in 2014, dipped to $549 million in 2015, recovered a bit in 2016 to $566 million before falling sharply in 2017. Profit peaked at $70 million in 2013 dropped sharply in 2014 to just over $47 million in 2015 and $42.5 in 2016
Gross profit margin in the final quarter, declined to 35 percent from 38 percent in the 2016 and 36 percent for both the year, compared to 40 percent for 2016. The effect, gross operating profit declined 33 percent in the quarter to TT$40 million from TT$60 million but fell 27 percent for the year to TT$166 million from TT$228 million in 2016.
Administrative expenses rose 7 percent to TT$7.6 million in the quarter and increased just 1 percent in the year, to TT$29.5 million. Selling and distribution expenses declined by 31 percent to TT$21.7 million in the last quarter and was down 16 percent to $115 million for the year. The company suffered a loss of TT$1.7 million on disposal of fixed assets in the December quarter and TT$1.9 million for the ear.
Gross cash flow brought in TT$30 million but a TT$43 million addition to fixed assets and paying TT$13 million in dividends more than wiped out to inflows reducing the cash funds from TT$57 million to TT$32 million at the end of the year.
At the end of December, shareholders’ equity stood at TT$234 million with no borrowings. Receivables stood at TT$111 million and Payables at TT$86 million.
The capital spend will has boosted plant capacity and improved efficiency and is expected to drive domestic and export sales. The company now earns 45 percent of its revenues from exports. A part of the plan is new detergent formulations that will be offered in 17 markets, in the region, the company stated.
Earnings per share came out at 13 cents for the quarter and 40 cents for the year. The stock traded at TT$32 on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange with a PE ratio of 80 times 2017 earnings and net asset value is TT$8.92 resulting the price to book value being 3.6 times.

More TTSE stocks rise than fall – Wednesday

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Market activity on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange ended Wednesday, with 15 securities trading, against 14 on Tuesday, with 5 stocks advancing, 3 declining and 7 remaining unchanged.
Trading volume remained low, resulting in 186,626 shares valued at $3,719,226 changing hands, compared to 117,881 shares valued at $1,542,037 on Tuesday.
At close, the Composite Index lost 1.08 points to 1,263.06, the All T&T Index declined 0.98 points to 1,698.34, while the Cross Listed Index shed 0.16 points to close at 111.67.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, on Wednesday, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 2 stocks with bids lower than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
Gains| First Citizens finished trading with a gain of 1 cent at $32.51, after exchanging 1,622 shares, JMMB Group closed with an increase of 10 cents at $1.85, with 50,990 stock units changing hands, One Caribbean Media ended trading and gained 4 cents to end at $12.48, with 10,000 stock units changing hands, Sagicor Financial closed with a rise of 1 cent and completed trading at $7.76, with 23,935 units and West Indian Tobacco concluded trading 5 higher at $88.55, after exchanging 707 shares.
Losses| Grace Kennedy fell 10 cents and completed trading at $3.15, with 5,000 units, Massy Holdings closed with a loss of 40 cents and ended at $47, with 2,482 stock units changing hands and National Enterprises shed 4 cents and completed trading at $9.75, with 500 units.
Firm Trades| Angostura Holdings ended at $15.72, with 500 stock units changing hands, Clico Investments completed trading at $20.15, with 7,379 units, National Flour settled at $1.68, after exchanging 27,397 shares. Republic Financial Holdings ended at $101.58, with 15,598 stock units changing hands, Scotiabank settled at $62.56, after exchanging 109 shares. Trinidad & Tobago NGL concluded market activity at $27.25, after exchanging 4,407 shares and Unilever Caribbean completed trading at $32, with 36,000 units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Stocks marking time on TTSE

Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange Head Quarters

Market activity on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange ended Tuesday, trading in 14 securities, with modest price changes, against 9 on Thursday, with 2 stocks advancing, 4 declining and 8 remaining unchanged.
Trading resulted in 117,881 shares valued at $1,542,037 changing hands, compared to 264,376 shares valued at $2,045,015 on Thursday.
At close, the Composite Index gained 0.21 points on Tuesday to 1,264.14, the All T&T Index rose 0.41 points to 1,699.32, while the Cross Listed Index remained unchanged to close at 111.83.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, on Tuesday, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 3 stocks with bids lower than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
Gains| Angostura Holdings gained 2 cents and settled at $15.72, with 25 stock units changing hands and Republic Financial Holdings advanced 3 cents and closed at $101.58, with 173 stock units changing hands.
Losses| Clico Investments fell 1 cent and closed at $20.15, with 11,200 units trading, Prestige Holdings closed with a loss of 4 cents and ended at $10.01, after exchanging 50 shares. Scotiabank fell 9 cents to $62.56, after exchanging 50 shares and Trinidad & Tobago NGL concluded trading with a fall of 50 cents at $27.25, after exchanging 8,905 shares.
Firm Trades| First Caribbean International Bank ended at $9.50, after exchanging 32,499 shares, First Citizens closed at $32.5 after exchanging 20,465 shares, Guardian Holdings ended at $16.00, after 16 shares were exchanged, LJ Williams B share added completed trading at 70 cents, after trading 10,000 shares. National Enterprises closed at $9.79, with 900 units, National Flour ended at $1.68, after 28,571 shares changed hands, Trinidad Cement concluded trading at $2.60, with 5,000 stock units changing hands and Unilever Caribbean concluded trading at $32, with 27 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

 

2 TTSE listings trade at 52 weeks’ low – Tuesday

First Caribbean traded on TTSE at a 52 weeks’ high on Tuesday

Market activity on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange closed on Tuesday with more stocks falling than rising as one stock closed at a 52 weeks’ high and two at 52 weeks’ lows.
At the end of trading 14 securities changed hands compared to 13 on Monday and ended with 3 rising, 5 falling and 6 closing with prices unchanged. Market activity resulted in 225,853 shares valued at $6,610,658 changing hands, compared to 123,223 shares valued at $2,237,281 on Monday.
At close, the Composite Index gained 0.78 points on Tuesday to 1,264.12, the All T&T Index shed 2.82 points to 1,698.98, while the Cross Listed Index rose 0.18 points to close at 111.87.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, on Tuesday, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 3 stocks with bids lower than their last selling prices and 7 with lower offers.
Gains| First Caribbean International Bank concluded trading with a gain of 5 cents and ended at 52 weeks’ high of $9.35, after exchanging 47,794 shares, Scotiabank added 1 cent and ended at $62.56, after trading 641 shares and Unilever Caribbean jumped $1.64 to $32, with an exchange of 530 units.
Losses| JMMB Group concluded trading with a loss of 1 cent at $1.85, with 69,753 stock units changing hands, Massy Holdings traded with a loss of 10 cents and settled at $47.30, with 618 stock units trading, National Flour fell 3 cents and ended at a 52 weeks’ low of $1.70, after exchanging 8,250 shares, Trinidad & Tobago NGL closed with a loss of 25 cents and completed trading at $27.75, with 497 shares traded and Trinidad Cement shed 40 cents and settled at a 52 weeks’ low of $2.60, with 550 stock units changing hands.
Firm Trades| Clico Investments
concluded trading at $20.50, with 15 units, First Citizens closed at $32.50, after exchanging 3,067 shares, NCB Financial Group completed trading at $6.40, exchanging 75,577 shares, One Caribbean Media settled at $12.44, with 57 stock units changing hands, Republic Financial Holdings concluded market activity at $101.55, with 130 stock units changing hands and Sagicor Financial ended trading at $7.75 while exchanging 18,374 units.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

T&TNGL at new high on TTSE – Thursday

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

Trinidad & Tobago NGL gained 25 cents and concluded trading at a 52 weeks’ high of $29, in on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange on Thursday.
The market closed with 12 securities trading against 13 on Wednesday, with 5 advancing, 3 declining and 4 remaining unchanged. Trading accounted for 126,928 shares valued at $2,032,721, compared to 184,131 shares valued at $2,768,851 on Wednesday.
At close, the Composite Index rose 1.21 points on Thursday to 1,268.13, the All T&T Index gained 2.06 points to 1,702.94, while the Cross Listed Index shed 0.05 points to close at 112.43.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, on Wednesday, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks with bids lower than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
Gains| Clico Investments gained 9 cents and completed trading at $20.20, with 8,893 units, First Citizens finished 2 cents higher at $32.32, after exchanging 1,305 shares, Republic Financial Holdings concluded trading with a rise of 2 cents at $101.55, with 5,065 stock units changing hands, Scotiabank added 5 cents and settled at $62.55, after exchanging 1,953 shares and Trinidad & Tobago NGL increased 25 cents and concluded trading at a 52 weeks’ high of $29, after exchanging 1,500 shares.
Losses| JMMB Group ended trading 4 cents lower at $1.86, with 10,122 stock units changing hands, Sagicor Financial concluded trading with a loss of 1 cent at $7.81, with 2,514 units and West Indian Tobacco traded with a loss of 5 cents and settled at $88.50, after 3,460 shares changed hands.
Firm Trades| First Caribbean international Bank settled at $9.30, after exchanging 44,230 shares, Guardian Holdings settled at $16, after exchanging 7,200 shares, NCB Financial Group concluded at $6.45, after exchanging 40,000 shares and Trinidad Cement ended at $3, with 686 stock units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

3 securities rise 4 fall on TTSE – Friday

Market activity on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange ended on Friday with trading in 12 securities against 15 on Thursday, with 3 stocks advancing, 4 declining and 5 remaining unchanged.
The market closed with 441,097 shares valued at $12,442,038 trading, compared to 267,128 units valued at $3,784,239 on Thursday.
At close, the Composite Index fell 0.49 points on Friday to 1,268.74, the All T&T Index rose 0.07 points to 1,699.99, while the Cross Listed Index shed 0.15 points to close at 113.01.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, on Friday, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 4 stocks with bids lower than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
Gains| JMMB Group increased 1 cent and ended at $1.96, with 253,010 stock units changing hands, Trinidad & Tobago NGL rose 4 cents and concluded at a 52 weeks’ high of $28.04, after exchanging 23,609 shares and West Indian Tobacco closed with a gain of 5 cents and settled at $88.55, exchanging 99,742 stock units.
Losses| Angostura Holdings closed with a loss of 1 cent and ended at $15.70, with 10,000 stock units changing hands, Guardian Holdings fell 1 cent and settled at $16, after exchanging 8,500 units, NCB Financial Group shed 3 cents and concluded trading at $6.50, after exchanging 300 shares and Trinidad Cement lost 1 cent and ended at a 52 weeks’ low of $2.99, with 597 stock units changing hands.
Firm Trades| Clico Investments completed trading at $20.10, with 18,800 units changing hands, First Citizens closed at $32.19, after exchanging 4,158 shares, Republic Financial Holdings ended at $101.52, with 6,325 stock units changing hands, Sagicor Financial completed trading at $7.84, with 24 units and Scotiabank settled at $62.50, after 16,032 shares changed hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Another day of 20 stocks traded on TTSE – Thursday

Market activity on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange ended on Thursday with trading in 15 securities against 20 on Wednesday, with 4 stocks advancing, 2 declining and 9 remaining unchanged.
The market closed with 267,128 shares valued at $3,784,239 trading, compared to 588,538 shares valued at $15,214,861 on Wednesday.
At close, the Composite Index fell 0.98 points to 1,269.23, the All T&T Index closed with a loss of 1.27 points to 1,699.92, while the Cross Listed Index shed 0.09 points to close at 113.16.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, on Thursday, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 4 stocks with bids lower than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
Gains| Ansa Mcal finished trading with a gain of 1 cent and ended at $60, with 1,000 units, Guardian Holdings finished trading after an increase of 1 cent and completed trading at $16.01, after exchanging 23,924 shares, Sagicor Financial rose 2 cents to end at $7.84, with 4,566 units and Unilever Caribbean closed with a rise of 1 cent and ended at $30.36, with 100 units changing hands.
Losses| First Citizens shed 31 cents and settled at $32.19, after exchanging 355 shares and JMMB Group lost 2 cents and concluded trading at $1.95, with 96,595 stock units changing hands.
Firm Trades| Clico Investments ended at $20.10, with 64,802 units, First Caribbean international Bank completed trading at $9.30, after exchanging 1,927 shares, Grace Kennedy ended at $3.34, with 20,000 units, LJ Williams B share settled at 75 cents, after exchanging 6,314 shares, Massy Holdings ended at $47.44, with 1,026 stock units changing hands. NCB Financial Group settled at $6.53, after exchanging 9,895 shares, Scotiabank completed trading at $62.50, after exchanging 16,318 shares, Trinidad & Tobago NGL settled at $28, after the trading of 20,156 shares and West Indian Tobacco completed trading at $88.50, after 150 shares changed hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

20 securities trade on TTSE – Wednesday

First Citizens closed at a 52 weeks’ high on Wednesday.

Market activity on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange ended on Wednesday with trading in 20 securities against 16 on Tuesday, with 6 stocks advancing, 5 declining and 9 remaining unchanged.
The market closed with 588,538 shares valued at $15,214,861 trading, compared to 443,163 shares valued at $9,904,481 on Tuesday.
At close, the Composite Index rose 1.85 points to 1,270.21, the All T&T Index closed with a gain of 3.51 points to 1,701.19, while the Cross Listed Index shed 0.01 points to close at 113.43. At the close 2 securities closed at a 52 weeks’ high and 3 at a 52 weeks’ low.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, on Wednesday, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 3 stocks with bids lower than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
Gains| Agostini’s finished trading with a rise of 46 cents at a 52 weeks’ high of $21.01, after exchanging 2,457 shares, Angostura Holdings increased 1 cent and settled at $15.71, with 205,260 stock units changing hands, First Citizens ended trading with 31 cents gain at a 52 weeks’ high of $32.50, after exchanging 12,493 shares, Prestige Holdings finished 4 cents higher at $10.05, after 35,783 shares were traded, Scotiabank rose by 50 cents and ended at $62.50, after exchanging 88,670 shares and Unilever Caribbean added 5 cents and concluded trading at $30.35, with 2,523 units changing hands.
Losses| Ansa Mcal closed with a loss of 1 cent at a 52 weeks’ low of $59.99, after trading 2,460 units, Guardian Holdings fell 1 cent and ended at $16, after exchanging 7,590 shares, Massy Holdings shed 5 cents to settle at $47.44, with 1,793 stock units changing hands, One Caribbean Media lost 2 cents and closed at a 52 weeks’ low of $12.45, with 5,995 stock units changing hands and Trinidad Cement ended trading 1 cent lower at a 52 weeks’ low of $3, with 11,725 stock units changing hands.
Firm Traded| Ansa Merchant Bank ended trading at $40, after exchanging 17,930 shares, Clico Investments concluded at $20.10, with 5,743 units, First Caribbean International Bank ended at $9.30, after exchanging 88,598 shares, JMMB Group settled at $1.97, with 3,352 stock units changing hands, NCB Financial Group completed trading at $6.53, after exchanging 21,000 shares. Republic Financial Holdings settled at $101.52, with 13,819 stock units changing hands, Sagicor Financial concluded at $7.82, with 20,629 units, Trinidad & Tobago NGL completed trading at $28, after exchanging 30,965 shares and West Indian Tobacco ended at $88.50, after exchanging 9,753 shares.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.