Guardian & Republic in big Friday push

The Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange indices rose at the close of trading on Friday as Guardian Holding rose $1.02 to $18 following release of news that NCB Financial Group would be making a bid to acquire 22 percent more of the company’s shares and Republic Holdings jumped $3.30 to help push the market.
Market activities ended with 14 securities trading versus 21 on Thursday, with 7 advancing, 4 declining and 3 remaining unchanged. The market closed with one stock ending at 52 weeks’ low as 434,574 units valued at $3,501,297 traded, compared to 326,195 units valued at $6,427,017 changing hands on Thursday.
The Composite Index jumped 11.82 points on to 1,243.30. The All T&T Index gained 16.90 points to 1,700.81, while the Cross Listed Index added 0.90 points to close at 105.79.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading closed with 2 stocks ending with higher bids than the last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
Stocks closing with gains| Calypso Macro Index Fund rose 4 cents in trading 500 shares to close at $15.85, Grace Kennedy concluded trading 18 cents and ended at $3, with 2,678 stock units changing hands, Guardian Holdings concluded trading with a gain of $1.02 completed trading at $18, with 10,000 units, NCB Financial Group added 5 cents and settled at $6.55, after exchanging 6,000 shares, Republic Financial Holdings concluded trading with a gain of $3.30 concluded at $107.06, after exchanging 6,083 shares, Scotiabank increased 11 cents and completed trading at $64.50, with 3,175 units and Trinidad & Tobago NGL rose 2 cents and settled at $29.43, after exchanging 17,033 shares.
Stocks closing with losses| Clico Investments ended trading 4 cents lower and ended at $20, with 45,383 stock units changing hands, First Caribbean International Bank concluded trading with a loss of 5 cents and completed trading at $8, with 50,600 units, Sagicor Financial traded with a loss of 5 cents and ended at a 52 weeks’ low of $7.25, with 3,000 stock units changing hands and Trinidad Cement closed with a loss of 1 cent and concluded at $2.70, after exchanging 24,738 shares.
Stocks trading with no price change| First Citizens settled at $32.75, after exchanging 278 shares, JMMB Group concluded at $1.84, after exchanging 265,000 shares and Massy Holdings concluded at $46.80, after exchanging 106 shares.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

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