Easy going on T&TSE on Thursday

Trading volume dropped 40 percent below Wednesday’s levels on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange on Thursday, with the market declining after investors exchange 36 percent fewer dollars on the trades.
Trading ended with 12 securities changing hands, a drop from 18 on Wednesday, with the prices of four rising, two declining and six remaining unchanged. The Composite Index slipped 0.56 points to 1,329.70, the All T&T Index lost 1.12 points to end at 1,768.27 and the Cross Listed Index remained at 120.51.
Market activity ended with 77,142 shares for $1,790,718, down from 127,658 units at $2,787,000 on Wednesday.
An average of 6,429 shares traded at $149,230 compared to 7,092 at $154,847 on Wednesday. An average of 11,583 units traded at $269,714 for the month to date versus 11,917 units at $277,529. The average trade for December ended with 14,490 units at $237,988.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows three stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of the bell, Agostini’s increased 8 cents to $23.98, with 50 shares crossing the exchange, Ansa McAl ended at $53.50 after exchanging 115 stock units, Clico Investment Fund advanced 8 cents to $25.48, with 23,046 units changing hands. Guardian Holdings shed 4 cents to end at $20.50 in exchanging 223 units. National Enterprises increased 3 cents to $3.18 after exchanging 6,769 shares, National Flour remained at $2.60 with an exchange of 9,925 units, NCB Financial Group settled at $8.50 after exchanging 578 stocks. One Caribbean Media closed at $4.75  with 1,263 shares changing hands, Republic Financial Holdings fell 76 cents in closing at $136 in an exchange of 200 stock units, Scotiabank remained at $57.50 while trading 1,286 stock units. Trinidad & Tobago NGL carved out a gain of 9 cents at $15.84 with 7,689 units changing hands and West Indian Tobacco closed at $35.40 while trading 25,998 stock units.

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

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