NCB jumps 8% to J$123 on TTSE – Friday

NCB Financial Group jumped 8 percent with a rise of 49 cents to $6.15, or J$123 trading 128,781 shares on Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange on Friday as 16 securities traded versus 10 on Thursday, with 4 advancing, 3 declining and 9 remaining unchanged.
NCB closed without any stock being offered on the Trinidad market, but it closed in Jamaica at $105 trading 4,830 shares on Friday.
The Composite Index gained 9.20 points on Friday to end at 1,241.20, the All T&T Index rose 0.15 points to 1,712.78 and the Cross Listed Index added 2.53 points to close at 103.53.
Market activity ended with just 184,493 units valued at a mere $1,418,005 changing hands, compared to 39,363 units valued at a mere $551,354, on Thursday.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the close 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 2 with lower offers.
Stocks with Gains| Massy Holdings finished trading 2,475 shares after rising 2 cents to end at $46.92, Sagicor Financial ended trading with a gain of 15 cents to end at $7.75, with 17,003 stock units changing hands and Trinidad & Tobago NGL closed 5 cents higher and ended at $30.05, after exchanging 5,610 shares.
Stocks Losses| First Caribbean International Bank lost 9 cents and concluded trading at $8.40, with 2,000 units traded, National Enterprises ended trading 1 cent lower and settled at $9, with 6,991 stock units changing hands and West Indian Tobacco concluded trading with a loss of 1 cent and ended at $88.53, after exchanging 402 units.
Firm Trades| Ansa Merchant ended at $40, after exchanging 1,442 shares, Clico Investments settled at $20, with just 50 stock units changing hands, First Citizens ended at $34.92, after exchanging 350 shares, Grace Kennedy settled at $2.80, with 800 stock units changing hands, Guardian Holdings concluded the trading of a mere 38 units at $16.60, JMMB Group closed trading at $1.80, after exchanging 1,365 shares, LJ Williams A share ended at 20 cents, with 5,600 units trading, LJ Williams B share exchanged 10,000 shares at 75 cents and One Caribbean Media completed trading at $12.29, after exchanging 1,586 shares.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Moderate TTSE trading on Wednesday

Trading on Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange closed on Wednesday with just 12 securities being exchanged versus 19 on Tuesday, with 3 advancing, 2 declining and 7 remaining unchanged.
The Composite Index rose 0.09 points to 1,232.82, the All T&T Index added 0.19 points to 1,713.26 and the Cross Listed Index remained unchanged at 101.14.
Market activity ended with 53,969 units valued at $1,679,636 changing hands, compared to 162,239 units valued at $4,049,174, on Tuesday.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the close 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.
Stocks with Gains| LJ Williams B share finished 5 cents higher to 75 cents, after exchanging 5,000 shares, National Enterprises concluded trading and rose 1 cent to end at $9.01, with 1,085 stock units changing hands and West Indian Tobacco added 4 cents and completed trading at $88.54, exchanging 4,304 units.
Stocks Losses| Scotiabank closed with a loss of 1 cent and completed trading at $65, with 1,324 units and Trinidad & Tobago NGL closed with a loss of 10 cents at $30.01, after exchanging 25,907 shares.
Firm Trades| Calypso Macro Index Fund traded 1,344 shares at $15.74 but traded as low as $15 during the day, Clico Investments ended at $19.94, with 5,863 stock units changing hands, First Citizens settled at $35, after exchanging 2,332 shares, JMMB Group concluded trading at $1.80, after exchanging 700 shares, Massy Holdings ended at $46.90, after exchanging 1,210 shares, One Caribbean Media exchanging 4,000 shares at $12.29, after and Republic Financial Holdings settled at $103, after exchanging 900 shares.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

TTSE stocks trade mix – Tuesday

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

Trading on Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange ended on Tuesday with trading in 19 securities against 14 on Monday, with 4 advancing, 4 declining and 11 remaining unchanged leading gains in all market indices.
Market activity ended with one stock ended at 52 weeks’ closing high as 162,239 units valued at $4,049,174 changing hands, compared to 203,230 shares valued at $1,737,939, on Monday.
At the close the Composite Index rose 0.72 points to 1,232.73, the All T&T Index added 1.11 points to 1,713.07 and the Cross Listed Index gained 0.04 points to close at 101.14.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the close 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.
Stocks with Gains| Guardian Holdings gained 5 cents and concluded trading 8,191 units to close at $16.60, JMMB Group rose 5 cents and completed trading at $1.80, after exchanging 13,766 shares, Trinidad & Tobago NGL closed with a gain of 11 cents and ended at a 52 weeks’ high of $30.11, after exchanging 18,085 shares and West Indian Tobacco gained 51 cents and concluded trading at $88.50 after exchanging 15,632 shares.
Stocks Losses| Grace Kennedy closed trading with a loss of 15 cents and settled at $2.75, with 5,080 stock units changing hands, National Flour shed 5 cents and concluded trading of 38,134 units at $1.70, Scotiabank lost 1 cent and ended at $65.01, with 235 units and Unilever Caribbean ended trading 5 cents lower to settle at $26.85, with 1,434 stock units changing hands.
Firm Trades| Ansa Mcal concluded trading at $57, with 72 units, Ansa Merchant ended at $40, after exchanging 778 shares, Clico Investments settled at $19.94, with 31,180 stock units changing hands, First Caribbean International Bank traded 9,843 units at $8.49, First Citizens exchanged 1,943 shares and ended at $35, Massy Holdings completed trading at $46.90, after exchanging 3,743 shares, National Enterprises settled at $9, with 269 stock units changing hands, NCB Financial Group exchanged 4,400 shares and ended at $5.66, Republic Financial Holdings completed trading at $103, after exchanging 7,796 shares, Sagicor Financial settled at $7.50, with 1,618 stock units changing hands and Trinidad Cement completed trading at $2.90, after exchanging 40 shares.

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

West Indian Tobacco profit rise

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Profit before tax rose 10.7 percent to $284 million, for the six months to June this year, over the 2017 period for West Indian Tobacco and profit grew 8.7 percent after tax to $194 million.
Profit before tax grew 13 percent to $178 million for the quarter over the 2017 period and after tax an increase of 9 percent to $121 million. Gross profit in the quarter rose to 79 percent, from 77 percent of revenues in 2017 and from 75 percent for the six months in 2017 to 77 percent in 2018.
The profit improvement came from a 13 percent rise in revenue for the quarter to $268 million and by 12 percent for the six months to $456 million.
Distribution costs rose to $4 million from $1.26 million in the June quarter and for the period to June $10.3 million from $6.4 million, Administrative expenses rose sharply to $22.8 million for the quarter from $18.2 million in 2017 and for the half it rose to $38.46) million from $33.12 million and Other operating expenses rose to $6.66 million in the quarter from $6 million in 2017 and for the half year to $20.7 million from just $11.7 million for an increase of 77 percent.
The company raked in cash from operating activities of $325 million in the six months compared to $232 million in 2017.
Earnings per share for the quart is $1.44 and $2.30 for the half year and should end at around $5.30 for the full year giving the stock a PE of 16.5 based on the last traded price of $88 on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange.
The company ended the period with total equity of $379 million and cash of $279 million and current liabilities of $161 million.
The Board has accordingly approved the payment of a second interim dividend of $1.14 per ordinary share payable on 27 August 2018.
All amounts are quoted in TT dollars.

All 3 TTSE stock indices rise – Monday

Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange Head Quarters

Trading on Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange ended on Monday with trading in 14 securities against 15 on Friday, with 3 advancing, 4 declining and 7 remaining unchanged leading gains in all market indices.
Market activity ended with one stock ended at 52 weeks’ closing high as 203,230 shares valued at $1,737,939 changing hands, compared to 366,114 shares valued at $2,694,047, on Friday.
At the close the Composite Index rose 1.09 points to 1,232.01, the All T&T Index added 0.22 points to 1,711.96 and the Cross Listed Index gained 0.27 points to close at 101.10.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the close 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 2 with lower offers.
Stocks with Gains| Guardian Holdings concluded trading of 10,696 units after rising 5 cents to $16.55, NCB Financial Group added 1 cent and settled at $5.66, after exchanging 5,000 shares and Republic Financial Holdings gained 5 cents and ended trading at a 52 weeks’ high of $103, after exchanging 1,200 shares.
Stocks Losses| Clico Investments traded with a loss of 6 cents and ended at $19.94, with 23,050 stock units changing hands, First Citizens closed with a loss of 1 cent and settled at $35, after exchanging 2,963 shares, National Flour shed 4 cents and completed trading at $1.75, with 5,000 units and Unilever Caribbean lost 10 cents and ended at $26.90, with 50 stock units changing hands.
Firm Trades| Calypso Macro Index Fund traded 314 shares at $15.74, Grace Kennedy ended at $2.90, with 66,687 stock units changing hands, Massy Holdings closed at $46.90, after exchanging 281 shares, One Caribbean Media concluded trading of 796 shares at $12.29, Sagicor Financial ended at $7.50, with 65,393 stock units changing hands, Scotiabank completed trading of 900 units at $65.02 and Trinidad Cement ended at $2.90, after exchanging 20,900 shares.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

2 TTSE stocks rise 3 fall – Friday

Republic Financial Holdings closes at 52 weeks’ high.

Trading on Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange ended on Friday with 366,114 shares valued at $2,694,047 changing hands, compared to 344,130 shares valued at $3,881,434, on Thursday.
Market activity ended with 15 securities changing hands compared to 12 trading on Friday and the market closed with 2 recording gains, 3 losses and 10 ending with prices unchanged. At the close of trading one stock ended at 52 weeks’ closing high.
At the close the Composite Index lost 0.20 points on Friday to 1,230.92, the All T&T Index declined 0.40 points to 1,711.74 and the Cross Listed Index remained unchanged at 100.83 points.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the close of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows market sentiment with 4 stocks ending with higher bids than the last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
Stocks with Gains| First Citizens rose 1 cent and ended at $35.01, after exchanging 1,228 shares and Republic Financial Holdings closed with a gain of 3 cents and completed trading at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $102.95, after exchanging 1,845 shares.
Stocks Losses| One Caribbean Media shares fell 7 cents and completed trading at $12.29, after exchanging 20,831 shares, Trinidad & Tobago NGL share fell 1 cent and ended at $30, after exchanging 40,150 shares and Trinidad Cement shed 5 cents and completed trading at $2.90, after exchanging 100 shares.
Firm Trades| Clico Investments settled at $20, with 2,381 stock units changing hands, Grace Kennedy closed at $2.90, trading 253,750 shares, Guardian Holdings concluded trading at $16.50, with 3,000 units, JMMB Group completed trading at $1.75, after exchanging 31,000 shares, Massy Holdings completed trading of 370 shares at $46.90, Point Lisas settled at $3.70, with 223 stock units changing hands, Prestige Holdings concluded trading of 200 units at $10, Sagicor Financial settled at $7.50, with 10,912 stock units changing hands, Scotiabank closed at $65.02, with 15 units and West Indian Tobacco concluded trading at $87.99, with 109 units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

3 TTSE stocks each rise & fall – Thursday

Republic Bank traded at a 52 weeks’ high of $102.92.

Trading on Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange ended on Thursday with 344,130 shares valued at $3,881,434 changing hands, compared to 214,080 shares valued at $2,940,696, on Wednesday.
Market activity ended with 12 securities changing hands compared to 17 trading on Thursday, and the market closed with 3 recording gains, 3 losses and 6 ending with prices unchanged. At the close of trading two stocks ended at 52 weeks’ closing highs and one at a low.
At the close the Composite Index lost 0.14 points on Thursday to 1,231.12, the All T&T Index added 0.05 points to 1,712.14 and the Cross Listed Index lost 0.04 points to 100.83.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the close 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 4 with lower offers.
Stocks with Gains| Republic Financial Holdings concluded trading of 474 shares and gained 4 cents and ended at a 52 weeks’ high of at $102.92, Scotiabank added 1 cent in completing trading at $65.02, after exchanging 5,800 units and Trinidad & Tobago NGL increased 27 cents and settled at a 52 weeks’ high of $30.01, after exchanging 8,879 shares.
Stocks Losses| First Citizens closed with a loss of 1 cent at $35, after exchanging 1,516 shares,

National Enterprises shed 50 cents and ended at a 52 weeks’ low of $9, with 2,310 stock units changing hands and West Indian Tobacco lost 1 cent and completed trading at $87.99, with 2,497 units.
Firm Trades| Ansa Merchant settled at $40, after exchanging 1,000 shares, Clico Investments ended at $20, with 34,595 stock units changing hands, First Caribbean International Bank completed trading 200 units at $8.49, National Flour ended trading 2,500 units at $1.79, One Caribbean Media concluded market activity at $12.36, after exchanging 6,000 shares and Sagicor Financial ended at $7.50, with 278,359 stock units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Ansa & Witco push TTSE up – Friday

West Indian Tobacco recovers $3.51 it lost on Wednesday.

Ansa McAl jumped $2 to $57 while trading 286 shares and West Indian Tobacco gained 99 cents to end at $88 trading 4,768 units, helping in pushing the market indices higher at the close, in moderate trading on Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange, on Friday
Trading closed with 271,085 shares valued at $2,133,526 changing hands, compared to 572,318 shares at a value $2,427,732, on Thursday.
Market activity ended with 10 securities trading against 15 on Thursday, with 2 advancing, 3 declining and 5 remaining unchanged. At the close the Composite Index gained 2.82 points on Friday to 1,234.50, the All T&T Index jumped 8.20 points to 1,718.84 and the Cross Listed Index slipped 0.37 points to close at 100.82.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the close 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 6 with lower offers.
Losses| Grace Kennedy concluded trading with a loss of 10 cents at $2.80, with 120,000 stock units changing hands, Sagicor Financial traded with a loss of 10 cents at $7.50, with 78,768 stock units changing hands and Trinidad & Tobago NGL lost 15 cents and completed trading at $29.60, after exchanging 8,544 shares.
Firm Trades| Clico Investments concluded trading at $19.97, with 15,531 stock units changing hands, First Citizens completed trading at $35.01, after exchanging 1,500 shares, Massy Holdings settled at $46.90, after exchanging 436 shares, One Caribbean Media settled at $12.35, after trading 1,252 shares and Trinidad Cement settled at $2.95, after 40,000 shares changed hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

5 TTSE stocks fall 1 rise

Trading remained moderate on Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange, on Thursday with less volume and value that on Wednesday leading to modest decline in the market indices.
At the close the Composite Index lost 0.03 points to 1,217.98, the All T&T Index declined 0.07 points to 1,708.97 and the Cross Listed Index ended unchanged at 97.63.
Market activity ended on Thursday with 14 securities trading against 15 on Wednesday, with just 1 advancing, 5 declining and 8 remaining unchanged. The volume traded declined from Wednesday’s level to 149,502 units valued $7,746,067, compared to 263,410 units valued $10,262,782 on Wednesday.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows market sentiment with 5 stocks ending with higher bids than the last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
Gains| West Indian Tobacco concluded trading and rose 1 cent to close at $87.01, with 4,086 units changing hands.
Losses| Angostura Holdings ended trading 1 cent lower at $15.74, with 6,460 stock units changing hands, Clico Investments concluded trading with a loss of 6 cents and ended at $19.94, after 29,390 stock units changed hands, Guardian Holdings fell 1 cent and completed trading at $16.60, with 1,723 units, Prestige Holdings declined 1 cent and completed trading at $10, in exchanging 1,000 units and Trinidad & Tobago NGL fell 1 cent and settled at $29.74, after exchanging 66 shares.
Firm Trades| Agostini’s concluded market activity at $21.11, after exchanging 396 shares, Calypso Macro Index Fund traded 740 units at $16, First Citizens settled at $34.91 exchanging 1,247 shares, JMMB Group concluded trading 2,094 shares at $1.84, One Caribbean Media closed at $12.10, after exchanging 1,400 shares, Republic Financial Holdings traded 532 shares at $102.81, Scotiabank completed trading 100,300 units at $65.02 and Trinidad Cement ended trading at $2.90, after exchanging 68 shares.
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Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

1 stock rise 6 fall on TTSE – Tuesday

Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange Head Quarters

Trading on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange with 13 securities changing hands, similar to that on Monday, leading to just 1 security rising, 6 declining and 6 remaining unchanged on Tuesday.
Trading ended with 704,242 units valued $4,324,693 changing hands compared to 81,336 units valued $3,446,849 on Monday.
The Composite Index lost 2.77 points to 1,223.80, the All T&T Index shed 0.01 points to 1,719.97 and the Cross Listed Index fell 0.77 points to3close at 97.70.
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 4 with lower offers.
Gains| Trinidad & Tobago NGL rose 2 cents and settled at $29.60, after exchanging 6,852 shares
Losses| Clico Investments fell 16 cents to end at $20.20, with 12,582 stock units changing hands, JMMB Group lost 1 cent and concluded trading at $1.84, after exchanging 1,096 shares, Massy Holdings shed 5 cents to end at $46.95, after exchanging 630 stock units, NCB Financial Group lost 10 cents and settled at $5.40, exchanging 523,853 shares, Republic Financial Holdings ended trading 1 cent lower at $102.80, trading 770 units and Sagicor Financial concluded trading with a loss of 5 cents and ended at $7.75, with 11,891 stock units changing hands.
Firm Trades| First Citizens settled at $34.92, after exchanging 2,180 shares, LJ Williams B Share closed at $0.69, exchanging 49,318 units, National Enterprises ended at $9.55, with 590 stock units changing hands, One Caribbean Media concluded at $12.10, after exchanging 44,000 stock units, Trinidad Cement concluded trading at $2.90, after exchanging 50,000 shares and West Indian Tobacco completed trading at $87 in exchanging 480 units.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.