NCBFG acquires Guardian but prices are going up

Posted on
National Commercial Bank NCBFG building

It has been an excellent year for the regional powerhouse National Commercial Bank Financial Group NCBFG shareholders as they enjoyed the growth in price from March 16, 2017, at J$63.00 to November 13, 2017, at J$107.74.

It was certainly not surprising when NCBFG made a takeover bid for Guardian Holdings Limited after acquiring 29.99% in May 2016.

In anticipation of the takeover news, the price of NCBFG  declined by 16.74%, typical for any firm acquiring another entity. In fact, sounds like a great buying opportunity for investors.

On Monday, December 11, 2017, the price of the stock went the opposite direction hitting the J$100.00, contradicting the typical market behaviour when these transactions occur.

The acquiring company’s stock will experience short-term decline of their stock price  while the targeted company’s stock will rise.

So why is NCBFG going the opposite direction?

The  answer is simple.



Investors are bullish on the conglomerate as they reported a net profit of J$ 19.1 billion as of September 30, 2017, a 32% increase over same period last year.

Investors have been enjoying over 100% increase in capital growth, and they don’t want it to stop. With this acquisition of Guardian and Clarien Group, it is obvious NCBFG has big plans for 2018.

Are you ready …?

If you liked this article and want to read other great stories, try our Archives. Also if you are new to investing you can try our Investment Basics Blog.

If you want to start investing with SSL but don’t have the time to monitor the market or to conduct the trades yourself then you can choose one of SSL’s managed Financial Planning products. We offer a variety of products for every type of investor and if you are interested in managing online trades yourself and having complete control over your investment portfolio then you can try SSL’s Brokerage account.

Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter please leave us a review.


Share it with a friend: