50% less trades on TTSE – Monday

The Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange ended trading on Monday, with the market declining after investors traded 50 percent fewer shares than were traded on Friday, resulting in more stocks falling than rising.
The market closed with twelve securities trading with two advancing, five declining and five remained unchanged.  Trading accounted for 117,290 shares valued at $3,215,698 compared to 232,343 stocks for $5,720,884 from 13 securities on Friday.
The average trade on Monday amounted to 9,774 units at $267,975, versus an average of 17,873 stock units for $440,068, for each security. July closed with an average of 12,712 shares for $166,390.
The T&T Composite Index lost 0.98 points to 1,314.46, the All T&T Index shed 1.95 points to 1,775.97, while the Cross Listed Index was unchanged at 115.25.
IC bid-offer Indicator The Investors Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the bids of four stocks higher than its last selling price and one with a lower offer.
Stocks rising Point Lisas gained 10 cents to close at $3.10, with an exchange of 15,000 stock units and Scotiabank finished 15 cents higher at $54.90, after 392 units crossed the market.
Stocks declining First Citizens Bank lost 15 cents to end at $48.35, in transferring 500 units, Massy Holdings closed at $57, with a loss of 98 cents trading 32,978 shares, Republic Financial Holdings dropped $3.50 to close at $136, in exchange for 130 units. Trinidad Cement shed 10 cents to settle at $2, with 500 units changing hands and Unilever Caribbean closed 5 cents lower at $16.90 after trading 738 units.
Stocks trading firmAngostura Holdings exchanged 1,474 units at $15.30, Ansa Merchant Bank traded 266 units at $36.30, Clico Investments closed with 42,152 shares changing hands at $26. Guardian Holdings closed at $19, with an exchange of 806 units and Grace Kennedy remained at $3.50, after trading 22,354 shares.

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

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