Volume picks up on TTSE on Wednesday

Market activity ended on Wednesday, with the market rising after investors traded 135 percent shares carrying a value that was 187 greater than on Tuesday, resulting in slightly more stocks falling than rising at the close of trading on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange.
Trading took place in 14 securities compared to 13 on Tuesday, with prices of three stocks rising, four declining and seven remaining unchanged. The Composite Index advanced 1.70 points to 1,332.91, the All T&T Index rose 4.77 points to end at 1,788.21, and The Cross-Listed Index lost 0.22 points to settle at 118.52.
At the close, 225,060 shares traded, for $4,538,675, up from 95,789 units at $1,583,782 on Tuesday.
An average of 16,076 units traded for the day at $324,191 compared to 7,368 at $121,829 on Tuesday. An average of 13,135 units traded at $206,107 for the month to date versus 11,664 units at $147,064. The average trade for April amounted to 11,472 units at $184,959.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ended with the bid higher than the last selling price and two with lower offers.
At the close, Agostini’s remained at $24.40 after exchanging 18 shares, Angostura Holdings traded 2,939 shares and remained at $15.50, Ansa Mcal exchanged 5,236 stock units at $56.75, Clico Investment Fund remained at $25.15 in an exchange of 37,690 stocks. First Citizens Bank fell 5 cents to $46.45, with 265 units changing hands, FirstCaribbean International Bank settled at $6.50 after trading 19,625 stock units, Grace Kennedy gained 10 cents in ending at $5, with 6,550 shares crossing the exchange. Guardian Holdings increased 49 cents to $26 with the swapping of 47,133 stocks, Massy Holdings climbed $1.03 to $65 trading 12,727 shares, National Flour Mills stayed at $2.40 in exchanging 5,340 stocks. NCB Financial Group fell 7 cents to $8.20 after trading 57,493 stock units, Republic Financial Holdings fell 48 cents to $132.52 in switching ownership of 1,114 shares, Trinidad & Tobago NGL lost 2 cents to close at $13.47 after exchanging 21,273 stock units and Unilever Caribbean closed at $16.33 trading 7,657 shares,

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Guardian Holdings to relist on JSE Wednesday

Shares of the Trinidad based and NCB majority owned Guardian Holding shares set to be relisted on the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) on Wednesday after an absence from the exchange since 2013.
The application for listing the shares was made to the JSE with the company publishing an abridged financial statement in accordance with the listing requirements of the Jamaica Stock Exchange dated 24th of March.
The company has in issue only 232,024,923 ordinary shares, with NCB Financial holding just under 62 percent thereof. Liquidity will be constrained, as such the directors would be well advised to split the stocks to bring the issued numbers to around 3 billion units and therefore ensure greater opportunity for sustained liquidity.
The move to relist is in keeping with an ICInsider.com report in 2015 when NCB and Proven Investments were jointly pursuing the acquisition of app 36 percent more of GHL shares. Proven eventually backed out and NCB made a bid to acquire an additional 30 percent.
Guardian Holdings reported increased profit for the year ended December 2020 with profit attributable to shareholders rising 12 percent to $774 million from $692 million in 2019, with earnings per share of $3.34 versus $2.98 in the prior year.
Net income from insurance underwriting activities increased to $1,413 million, a 47 percent rise over the $959 million reported in 2019 the company reported. Net income from Investing Activities declined 28 percent from $1,370 million to $989 million. The Group result in 2020 was not adversely affected by catastrophes as was the case in 2019, the directors informed the shareholders. Gross Written Premiums increased from $6,367 million to $6,557 million or 3 percent.
Total Assets rose to TT$33 billion and shareholders equity stood at TT$4.7 billion.
The company reported that new accounting standards to be implemented in 2023 will result in significant changes to the financial statements of all insurers and will change how insurers are managed. It will necessitate ­e collection of significantly more information for the construction of financial statements. While the company states that they are well on the way to be compliant, it did not state what the likely impact will be on earnings.
Guardian Holdings last traded on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange at TT$25.51 or J$586 with a PE ratio around 6.5, 2021 earnings.

Moderate movements for TTSE stocks

Market activity ended on Tuesday, with the market ending moderate changes to the indices after the trading of 58.5 percent fewer shares worth 37 percent less than on Monday, as more stocks rose than declined at the close of the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange.
Trading took place in 13 securities, down from 15 on Monday, with prices of four rising, three declining and six remaining unchanged. The Composite Index slipped 0.12 points to 1,331.21, the All T&T Index rose 1.38 points to 1,783.44 and the Cross-Listed Index shed 0.24 points to end at 118.74.
At the close, 95,789 shares traded, for $1,583,782 compared to 230,810 units at $2,534,018 on Monday.
An average of 7,368 units traded at $121,829 compared to 15,387 at $168,935 on Monday. An average of 11,664 units traded at $147,075 for the month to date. The average trade for April amounted to 11,472 units at $184,959.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ended with the bid higher than the last selling price and three with lower offers.
At the close, Agostini’s traded 27,820 shares at $24.40, Angostura Holdings rose 1 cent to $15.50 in switching ownership of 59 units, Calypso Macro Investment Fund climbed 3 cents to $14.30, with 600 stocks crossing the exchange, First Citizens Bank settled at $46.50 while exchanging 5,168 stock units. Grace Kennedy ended at $4.90 in trading 1,571 shares, Guardian Holdings lost 4 cents to close at $25.51 in an exchange of 452 units, JMMB Group ended at $1.80 with the swapping of 7,000 stock units. Massy Holdings closed at $63.97 trading 655 stocks, NCB Financial Group fell 23 cents to $8.27 in an exchange of 43,140 units, One Caribbean Media remained at $4.50 with the swapping of 273 shares. Republic Financial Holdings increased 48 cents in closing at $133, with 230 units clearing the market, Trinidad & Tobago NGL shed 1 cent to $13.49, with 5,027 stock units changing hands and West Indian Tobacco advanced 2 cents to end at $32.98 in switching ownership of 3,794 shares.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

TTSE ends year to date with miniscule gain

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Market activity ended on Friday, with the market indices rising after the trading of 64 percent fewer shares than on Thursday, resulting in rising stocks just edging out those declining at the close of the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange, leaving the market to hold on to a modest gain of less than one percent for the first four months of the year.

Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange Head Quarters

Trading ended with 17 securities changing hands up from 15 on Thursday, with six stocks rising, five declining and six closing unchanged. The Composite Index rose 2.35 points to 1,331.90, the All T&T Index rose 0.76 points to 1,781.75 and the Cross-Listed Index increased 0.57 points to close at 119.19.
At the close, 148,870 shares traded for $3,321,551 compared to 408,693 units at $3,296,893 on Thursday.
An average of 8,757 units traded at $195,385 compared to 27,246 at $219,793 on Thursday. An average of 1,472 units traded at $184,946 for the month to date versus 11,621 units at $184,376. The average trade for March ended at 12,610 units at $342,338.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ended with the bid higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Agostini’s fell 15 cents to $24.25 in trading 375 shares, Angostura Holdings ended at $15.49 in an exchange of 2,091 stocks, Clico Investment Fund ended at $25.15 after trading 200 units, First Citizens Bank traded 4,562 stock units to close at $46.50. FirstCaribbean International Bank dipped 1 cent to end at a 52 weeks’ low of $6.50, with 1,177 shares changing hands, JMMB Group fell 1 cent to $1.79 in exchanging 6,216 shares, Massy Holdings shed $1.01 to end at $63.99 after trading 350 shares. National Enterprises gained 1 cent to close at $2.81 in switching ownership of 10,000 units, National Flour Mills traded 1,500 shares at $2.35, NCB Financial Group rose 28 cents to $8.50 in exchanging 5,955 stock units. Prestige Holdings dropped 49 cents to close at $7.01 with an exchange of 2,800 units, Republic Financial Holdings rose 72 cents to $132.98 trading 8,690 shares, Scotiabank climbed 15 cents in closing at $54.65 after exchanging 2,942 units. Trinidad & Tobago NGL settled at $13.50 with an exchange of 49,947 shares, Trinidad Cement gained 40 cents in ending at $3.40 while exchanging 19,255 shares, Unilever Caribbean inched 1 cent higher to close at $16.33 while exchanging 12,000 shares and West Indian Tobacco closed at $32.98 after exchanging 20,810 stock units.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Profit dips 38% at NCB Financial

NCB Financial Group reports unaudited consolidated net profit of $9.2 billion for the period, a decline of 31% or $4.1 billion from the prior year. Consolidated net profit attributable to stockholders of the parent totalled $5.9 billion, a 38 percent or $3.7 billion decrease from the prior year.

NCB Financial Group added to JSE record close on Friday.

“The performance reflects the impact of the reduced economic activity caused by the pandemic” the directors reported in their commentary on the results. Credit impairment losses fell below the March 2020 period with $1.36 billion provided for the latest quarter versus $1.65 billion in 2020. The big items that left profit sink was an increase in commission and other selling expenses that increased nearly $3 billion over March 2020 and Other operating expenses that rose over $2 billion over March 2020.
Earnings per stock unit came in at 82 cents for the quarter and $2.48 for the half year.
The Board of Directors, declared an interim dividend of 50 cents per stock unit payable on May 31, to stockholders on record on May 14, 2021.
The stock last traded on The Jamaica Stock Exchange on Thursday at $140.

Steady TTSE trading on Thursday

Market activity ended on Thursday, with the market declining after the trading of 30 percent more shares valued 11 percent less than on Wednesday, resulting in more stocks rising than falling on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange.
Trading ended with 15 securities changing hands compared to 16 on Wednesday, with four stocks rising, two declining and nine remaining unchanged. The Composite Index slipped 0.15 points to settle at 1,329.55, the All T&T Index fell 1.10 points to 1,780.99 and The Cross-Listed Index increased 0.12 points to 118.62.
At the close, 408,693 shares traded for $3,296,893 compared to 313,974 units at $3,686,330 on Wednesday.
An average of 27,246 units traded at $219,793 compared to 19,623 at $230,396 on Wednesday. Trading month to date averages 11,621 units at $184,376 versus 10,829 units at $182,581. The average trade for March amounts to 12,610 units at $342,338.

The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows three stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, Angostura Holdings ended at $15.49 in exchanging 700 shares, Ansa Mcal settled at $56.75 in trading 5,481 stocks, Clico Investment Fund increased 9 cents to $25.15, with 14,147 stock units changing hands. First Citizens Bank remained at $46.50 with the swapping of 1,026 stocks. Grace Kennedy remained at $4.91 in an exchange of 80,355 stock units, Guardian Holdings closed at $25.61 with 16,923 units crossing the exchange, JMMB Group slipped 1 cent to $1.80 in trading 7,500 stock units. Massy Holdings had an exchange of 6,000 stocks at $65, National Flour Mills gained 3 cents in ending at $2.35, with 37,575 stocks crossing the market, Point Lisas remained at $3, with 1,248 stocks changing hands. Scotiabank declined by 15 cents to $54.50 after exchanging 6,062 stocks, Trinidad & Tobago NGL gained 10 cents in ending at $13.50 in exchanging 15,716 units, Trinidad Cement gained 10 cents in closing at $3 after trading 213,335 shares, Unilever Caribbean remained at $16.32 after exchanging 1,000 stock units and West Indian Tobacco ended at $32.98 trading 1,625 shares.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Pull back for TTSE on Wednesday

Market activity ended on Wednesday, with a volume of 298 percent more shares traded valued 175 percent greater than on Tuesday, after 16 securities changed hands down from 20 on Tuesday, with 7 stocks rising, 6 declining and 3 remaining unchanged at the close of the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange.
The Composite Index dropped by a sharp 13.13 points to 1,329.70, the All T&T Index fell 2.70 points to close at 1,782.09 and the Cross-Listed Index shed 3.40 points to settle at 118.50.
Overall, 313,974 shares changed hands for $3,686,330 compared to 78,980 units at $1,341,997 on Tuesday.
An average of 19,623 unitschanged hnds at $230,396, up from 3,949 at $67,100 on Tuesday. Trading month to date averages 10,829 units at $182.581 versus 10,326 units at $179,849. The average trade for March ended at 12,610 units for $342,338.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ending with the bid higher than the last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Agostini’s rose 15 cents to $24.40, trading 300 shares, Angostura Holdings gained 7 cents to end at $15.49 after exchanging 40 units, Ansa McAL lost 4 cents to end at $56.75 with a transfer of 164 stocks. Clico Investment Fund added 1 cent to finish at $25.06, with 84,250 stocks crossing the market, First Citizens Bank gained 9 cents to settle a $46.50 trading 2,068 stocks, FirstCaribbean International Bank shed 23 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $6.51, with 1,000 units changing hands. Grace Kennedy lost 9 cents to end at $4.91, with the trading of 10,011 stock units, Guardian Holdings added 1 cent to finish at $25.61 with an exchange of 1,683 units, JMMB Group remained at $1.81 after trading 37,079 shares. Massy Holdings rose $1 to $65, in transferring 640 units, National Enterprises lost 20 cents trading 25,000 shares at a 52 weeks’ low of $2.80, National Flour lost 3 cents to end at $2.32 exchanging 83,792 shares, NCB Financial Group shed 27 cents in closing at $8.22 after trading 37,648 stocks. Republic Financial Holdings remained at $132.26 in the transfer of 500 units, Scotiabank traded 5,504 stock units at $54.65 and Trinidad & Tobago NGL gained 15 cents in closing $13.40, with 24,295 units crossing the market.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Down day for TTSE stocks

Market activity ended on Tuesday, with the market declining after 81 percent fewer shares traded than on Monday, resulting in 20 securities changing hands compared to 17 on Monday, Trading ended, with no stock rising, five declining and 15 remaining unchanged at the close of the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange.

Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange Head Quarters

The Composite Index slipped 0.79 points to 1,342.83, the All T&T Index dipped 1.13 points to close at 1,784.79 and the Cross-Listed Index fell 0.06 points to settle at 121.90.
Overall, 78,980 shares traded, for $1,341,997 compared to 409,039 units at $2,606,837 on Monday.
An average of 3,949 units traded at $67,100 down from 24,061 at $153,343 on Monday. Trading month to date averages 10,326 units traded at $179,849 versus 10,817 units at $188,522. The average trade for March amounted to 12,610 units at $342,338.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows two stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, Agostini’s ended trading 405 shares at $24.25, Angostura Holdings lost 7 cents to end at $15.42 after exchanging 960 units, Ansa Mcal shed 1 cent to end at $56.79 with an exchange of 35 stocks, Calypso Macro Investment Fund remained at $14.27 trading 500 units, Clico Investment Fund ended at $25.05, with 6,865 stocks crossing the market. First Citizens Bank stayed at $46.41 trading 2,887 stocks, FirstCaribbean International Bank closed at $6.74, with 1,823 units changing hands, Grace Kennedy traded 1,912 stock units at $5. Guardian Holdings ended at $25.60 with an exchange of 5,788 stock units, Guardian Media closed at $3.01 while exchanging 1,652 stocks, JMMB Group stayed at $1.81 after trading 27,705 shares. Massy Holdings remained at $64, with 85 units changing hands, National Flour stayed at $2.35 exchanging 6,860 shares, NCB Financial Group closed at $8.49 after exchanging 1,000 stocks. One Caribbean Media fell 39 cents to $4.50 trading 1,000 units, Republic Financial Holdings fell 10 cents to $132.26 in trading 3,225 units, Scotiabank traded stock units at $54.65. Trinidad & Tobago NGL shed 25 cents in closing at a 52 weeks’ low of $13.25, with 11,323 units crossing the market, Unilever Caribbean remained at $16.32 after an exchange of 2,500 units and West Indian Tobacco closed at $32.98 in trading 500 shares.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Stalemate in Port of Spain on Friday

Market activity ended on Friday, with an equal number of stocks rising and declining after an exchange of 45 percent more shares with a 144 percent increased value than on Thursday, at the close of trading on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange.
In all, 16 securities traded, up from 11 on Thursday, with prices of six each rising and declining and four remaining unchanged. The Composite Index climbed 6.93 points to 1,344.18, the All T&T Index dipped 0.51 points to 1,787.01 and The Cross-Listed Index gained 2.08 points to settle at 121.96.
At the close, 112,369 shares traded, for $2,756,173, up from 77,333  units at $1,127,783 on Thursday.
An average of 7,023 units traded at $172,261 compared to 7,030 at $102,526 on Thursday. An average of 9,890 units traded at $190,983 for the month to date versus 10,093 units at $192,302. The average trade for March amounts to 12,610 units at $342,338.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ended with the bid higher than the last selling price and one with a lower offer.
At the close, Angostura Holdings traded 64 shares at $15.49, Clico Investment Fund shed 5 cents to end at $25, with 22,030 units changing hands, First Citizens Bank advanced 5 cents to $46.45 while exchanging 10,124 stocks, Grace Kennedy settled at $5, with 1,122 stocks crossing the exchange. Guardian Holdings dropped 15 cents in ending at $25.60 after 5,000 stock units changed hands, JMMB Group gained 1 cent to close at $1.82 while exchanging 50 stocks, Massy Holdings ended at $64 after 10,006 stock units crossed the exchange. National Enterprises shed 1 cent in closing  $2.99 while exchanging 29 stocks, National Flour rose 2 cents to $2.34 after trading 40,275 stocks, NCB Financial Group increased 27 cents to close at $8.49 trading 640 stocks. One Caribbean Media closed at $4.88 while swapping 5,778 units, Prestige Holdings advanced 49 cents in closing at $7.50 after crossing the market with 12 units, Republic Financial Holdings dipped 14 cents to $132.36 with an exchange of 5,072 shares. Scotiabank increased 15 cents to close at $54.65 after trading 100 stock units, Trinidad & Tobago NGL lost 14 cents in closing at a 52 weeks’ low of $13.86 in exchanging 11,067 stocks and Trinidad Cement dropped 9 cents to end at $2.90 with an exchange of 1,000 units.
Closing prices are those of the last trade for each stock unless otherwise stated.

Trading down on T&T stock market

Just 11 securities traded on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange at the close of trading on Thursday, down from 17 on Wednesday, with the volume falling 53 percent, resulting in one stock rising, seven declining and three remaining unchanged after 77,333 shares traded for $1,127,783 compared to 162,840 units at $2,224,361 on Wednesday.
Trading ended with 11 securities changing hands compared to 17 on Wednesday. The Composite Index shed 1.20 points to settle at 1,337.25, the All T&T Index declined 1.92 points to settle at 1,787.52, and the Cross-Listed Index slipped 0.06 points to 119.88.
An average of 7,030 units traded at $102,526 compared to 9,579 at $130,845 on Wednesday. An average of 10,093 units traded at $192,302 for the month to date versus 10,249 units at $196,874. The average trade for March amounted to 12,610 units at $342,338.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows two stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, Clico Investment Fund lost 5 cents to end at $25.05 with an exchange of 14,560 units, First Citizens Bank dropped 1 cent to end at $46.40 in exchanging 600 shares, Guardian Holdings climbed 15 cents to close at $25.75 with the swapping of 3,652 stock units, JMMB Group lost 1 cent to close at $1.81 in trading 34,500 stocks. Massy Holdings ended at $64 after 1,537 shares crossed the exchange, National Flour Mills stayed at $2.32 in an exchange of 11,941 stocks, NCB Financial Group settled at $8.22 in trading at 100 units. Prestige Holdings declined 49 cents to end at $7.01 in an exchange of 1,679 shares, Republic Financial Holdings dropped 50 cents to close at $132.50 in exchanging 916 shares, Scotiabank fell 15 cents to $54.50 in exchanging 5,169 stocks and Trinidad & Tobago NGL declined 1 cent to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $14 in trading 2,679 stocks.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.