Falling prices dominate Trinidad stocks

Falling stock prices overwhelmed rising prices at the close of trading on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange on Friday, but a $1.27 price rise for First Citizens Bank pushed most market indices higher at the close after trading volume spiked 155 percent, with the value 286 percent higher than Thursday’s levels.

First Citizens Bank added $1.27 to finish at $44 on TTSE on Friday.

Trading closed with 15 active securities, up from thirteen on Thursday, ending with two stocks rising, eight declining and five ending unchanged. Trading resulted in 206,873 shares for $5,298,240 compared to 81,012 shares valued $1,372,046 on Thursday.
Trading averaged 13,792 units at $353,216 versus an average of 6,232 units at $105,542 for each security on Thursday. Trading month to date averaged 11,699 units at $297,164 compared to 11,045 units at $279,648. December closed with an average of 14,490 units at $237,988.
The T&T Composite Index advanced by 3.52 points to 1,324.89, the All T&T Index rose 3.00 points to 1,771.66, while the Cross Listed Index added 0.55 points to close at 118.71.
The Investors Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the bids of five stocks higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
Stocks rising│ First Citizens Bank climbed $1.27 to $44 after exchanging 62,985 shares and NCB Financial Group gained 12 cents to close at $8.25, with 50,000 units crossing the market.
Stocks declining│ Agostini’s lost 1 cent trading 1 share at $23.98, Angostura Holdings shed 50 cents to end at $15.50, in transferring 346 units, Endeavour Holdings shed 80 cents to finish at a 52 weeks’ low of $11.50, with an exchange of 100 units. Grace Kennedy finished 6 cents lower at $3.70, with 7,420 stock units changing hands, Guardian Holdings closed at $20.89, with a loss of 1 cent trading 95 units, Massy Holdings slipped 38 cents to $60.61, after a transfer of 54 units. Trinidad Cement lost 10 cents trading 20,000 shares at $3 and Trinidad and Tobago NGL fell by $1.10 to $15.90 after 6,177 stock units crossed the exchange.
Stocks trading firm│ Clico Investment Fund traded 21,156 shares at $25.45, First Caribbean International Bank exchanged 400 units at $7.05, National Enterprises ended at $3.15, with 390 units changing hands. Republic Financial Holdings closed at $134.99, in trading 600 units and West Indian Tobacco was unchanged at $35, with an exchange of 37,249 shares.

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

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