Big gains in 2 stock push TTSE market up

Investors pushed First Citizens Bank up nearly 8 percent and West Indian Tobacco 15 percent in trading on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange on Thursday, helping to drive the indices higher and continuing the recent recovery of the market.

TTSE recovering from the sharp sell-off recently.

The market closed with fifteen securities trading with five rising, five declining and stocks five remaining unchanged,  with trading in 858,534 shares valued at $5,695,210 compared to 1,221,503 units for $7,269,983 on Wednesday.
The T&T Composite Index climbed 4.61 points to 1,286.58. The All T&T Index advanced 11.14 points to 1,735.95, while the Cross Listed Index lost 0.27 points to close at 113.16.
IC bid-offer Indicator The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the bids of four stocks higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
Gainers│ First Citizens Bank climbed $3.50 to $48, in exchanging 5,687 units, National Flour gained 5 cents to close at a 52-weeks’ high of $2 trading 607,896 shares, Trinidad Cement picked up 5 cents to end at $1.95 in transferring 22,426 stock units. Trinidad & Tobago NGL closed 10 cents higher at $16.10, in swapping 4,147 units and West Indian Tobacco jumped by $4.68 to $35.88, with 50,473 shares changing hands.
Losers│ Clico Investments shed 29 cents to close at $25.01, with an exchange of 500 units, Guardian Holdings lost 10 cents trading 1,500 units to end at $18.15, JMMB Group closed 5 cents lower at $1.90, after swapping 92,390 shares. Massy Holdings fell $1.02 to $58.98, with a transfer of 2,207 units and Scotiabank closed at $54.75, with a loss of 24 cents in exchanging 500 units.
Firm TradersFirst Caribbean International Bank transferred 500 units at $7.50, National Enterprises traded 44,127 shares at $4.25, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy traded 46 units at $1. One Caribbean Media held firm at $5.50, with an exchange of 12,106 stock units and Republic Financial Holdings swapped 14,029 stock units at $132.73.

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

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