Activity picks up on Trinidad Exchange

Market activity picked up on Thursday and resulted in the volume and value of stocks trading rising 158 and 90 percent higher, respectively than Wednesday, at the close of the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange. 
A total of 17 securities traded up from 16 on Wednesday, with three stocks rising, five declining and nine remaining unchanged. The Composite Index dropped 5.56 points to 1,429.73, the All T&T Index fell 0.95 points to close at 1,939.46 and the Cross-Listed Index declined 1.47 points to settle at 123.93.
A total of 265,593 shares traded for $3,037,465 compared to 102,882 units at $1,598,024 on Wednesday. An average of 15,623 units traded at $178,674 compared to 6,430 shares at $99,877 on Wednesday, with trading month to date averaging 38,244 units at $277,872 versus 40,560 units at $288,030. The average trade for September amounts to 36,606 units at $425,940.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows three stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Agostini’s remained at $24.50 while exchanging 45 shares, Ansa McAl ended trading 186 stock units at $57.80, Calypso Macro Investment Fund exchanged 120 units at $16.51. Clico Investment Fund shed 13 cents to end at $26.10, with 1,200 stocks crossing the exchange, GraceKennedy declined 4 cents to close at $6.26 with the swapping of 204,501 shares, Guardian Holdings closed at $32.60 in an exchange of 1,000 stocks. JMMB Group dipped 1 cent to $2.23, trading 6,000 units, Massy Holdings fell $1 to $83, with 17,367 stock units changing hands, National Enterprises finished the trading of 5,085 shares at $3.25. Point Lisas ended at $3, after exchanging 500 stock units, Prestige Holdings ended at $7.25 with an exchange of 135 stocks. Republic Financial Holdings remained at $135.70, with 95 stock units changing hands, Scotiabank traded 158 stocks at $62, Trinidad & Tobago NGL popped 13 cents to $17.63, with 100 units crossing the market. Trinidad Cement climbed 6 cents to close at $4.06 in trading 25,949 shares and West Indian Tobacco rose 1 cent to $30.94 in an exchange of 1,902 stocks.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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