Declining TTSE stocks beat gainers 5 to 2

The Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange closed on Friday, after 197 percent more shares traded than on Thursday, resulting in a near 5 to 2 ratio of declining to advancing stocks.
The T&T Composite Index declined by 5.59 points to 1,318.36, The All T&T Index added 4.65 points to 1,801.51, while the Cross Listed Index fell by 2.18 points to close at 112.77.
The market closed with sixteen securities trading with two stocks advancing, nine declining and five unchanged. Market activity ended with 142,979 shares valued at $1,460,607 changing hands compared to 48,041 shares for $909,097 from 11 securities on Thursday.
The average trade on Friday amounted to 8,936 units at $91,288 versus an average of 4,371 stock units for $82,463 for each security. The average trade of 10,804 units at $139,058 for the month to date compares to 10,969 units at $143,280 on Thursday. August closed with an average of 15,631 shares for $367,803.
IC bid-offer Indicator│ The Investors Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the bids of two stocks higher than its last selling price and three with lower offers.
Stocks rising Ansa Merchant Bank climbed $3.69 to close at 52 weeks’ high of $40 in exchanging 1,000 shares and Clico Investments gained 59 cents trading 2,635 stock units to settle at $25.74.
Stocks declining│Angostura Holdings lost 6 cents, exchanging 50 shares to close at $16.99, First Caribbean International Bank closed at $7.07, with a loss of 1 cent while transferring 2,200 units, First Citizens Bank shed 23 cents to end at $46.31, in trading 3,942 stock units. JMMB Group closed 1 cent lower at $1.78, with 81,697 shares crossing the market, Massy Holdings fell 31 cents to $58.69, after transferring 6,845 units, NCB Financial Group settled at $7.70, with a loss of 30 cents in an exchange of 500 units. One Caribbean Media shed 14 cents trading 2,000 units to finish at $5.06, Scotiabank closed 9 cents lower at $54.90, with 500 shares crossing the market and Trinidad and Tobago NGL lost 7 cents to close at $6.03, in exchanging 600 stock units.
Stocks trading firmCalypso Macro Index Fund exchanged 82 units at $14.50, Grace Kennedy transferred 35,000 shares at $3.25, National Enterprises closed at $4.01, with an exchange of 2,000 units. Republic Financial Holdings held firm at $142, trading 2,928 stock units and Unilever Caribbean Ended at $16.97, with 1,000 units changing hands.

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

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