August off to steady start in TTSE trading

Market activity ended on Tuesday, the first trading day of August, with the majority of stocks prices closing unchanged as rising stocks edged out those falling on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange as the volume of stocks changing hands jumped 143 percent, but with 21 percent fall in value compared to Friday’s activities.
Trading ended with 21 active securities, up from 18 on Friday, with five stocks rising, three declining and 13 ending unchanged.
The Composite Index rallied 2.87 points to close at 1,420.35, the All T&T Index gained 2.96 points to settle at 1,932.81 and the Cross-Listed Index advanced 0.39 points tand finished at  122.20.
A total of, 441,934 shares traded for $3,562,098 compared to 182,034 units at $4,513,902 on Friday
An average of 21,044 units traded at $169,623 compared to 10,113 at $250,772 on Friday. The average trade for July amounts to 20,941 units at $221,079.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close, Agostini’s ended at $24.55 in switching ownership of 534 shares, Angostura Holdings ended at $16.49 after trading 5 shares, Ansa Mcal remained at $59, with 2,855 stock units clearing the market. Clico Investment Fund closed at $27 after exchanging 1,021 stock units, Endeavour Holdings ended at $7.94 in exchanging 3 units. First Citizens Bank traded 100 stock units at $50.20, GraceKennedy advanced 15 cents to $6.30 while exchanging 353,258 units, Guardian Holdings ended at $32.50 with an exchange of 6,905 shares. JMMB Group gained 2 cents in closing at $2.05 in exchanging 4 stock units, L.J Williams B share slipped 16 cents to $1.34 in an exchange of 50 stock units, Massy Holdings shed 40 cents to $80.10 while exchanging 1,887 stocks. National Enterprises remained at $3.90 in trading 22,770 stocks, National Flour Mills increased 5 cents to $2.05 trading 7,600 stock units, NCB Financial Group closed at $8, with 29,779 stock units changing hands. Prestige Holdings settled at $7.50 after exchanging 197 stocks, Republic Financial Holdings ended at $135.50, with 200 stock units crossing the market, Scotiabank remained at $59 in switching ownership of 2,160 stock units. Trinidad & Tobago NGL climbed 45 cents to $17.95 in trading 5,577 shares, Trinidad Cement rose 25 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $4, with 1,010 stock units clearing the market, Unilever Caribbean slipped 1 cent to $16.32 in switching ownership of 1,205 shares and West Indian Tobacco remained at $32 with the swapping of 4,814 stock units.

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

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