Increased trading on TTSE

Trading resulted in 177 percent more shares changing hands with values rising 16 percent on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange on Wednesday than Thursday, in large part due to Guardian Holdings, the dominant trade.
The market closed with 14 securities trading, similar to Wednesday, and closed with five stocks advancing, three declining and six remaining unchanged. Trading resulted in 552,641 shares for $9,388,509 compared to 199,471 shares valued $8,074,531 on Wednesday.
The average trade for the day amounted to 39,474 units at $670,608 versus an average of 14,248 units at $576,752 for each security on Wednesday. For the month to date, the average trade amounts to 15,847 shares at $309,327 compared to 14,106 units at $282,706 on Wednesday. In contrast, September closed with an average of 12,021 shares for $174,137.
The T&T Composite Index rose 1.51 points to 1,309.74, the All T&T Index lost 0.67 points to end at 1,762.97, while the Cross Listed Index gained 0.51 points to close at 115.76.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the bids of three stocks higher than their last selling price and nine with lower offers.
Stocks rising│ JMMB Group gained 5 cents trading 53,753 shares to close at $1.80, Massy Holdings ended at $59, after gaining 50 cents in transferring 115 units, NCB Financial closed 5 cents higher at $8, with 58,000 shares crossing the market. Scotiabank rose 45 cents to $55.45 in an exchange of 290 units and Trinidad and Tobago NGL picked up 1 cent to settle at $15.01 trading 18,195 stock units.
Stocks declining│First Citizens Bank slipped 50 cents to $44.50, after exchanging 799 units, Guardian Holdings lost 9 cents to finish at $19.10, in transferring 296,363 shares, with a value of $5,663,064 and Grace Kennedy ended at $3.55, with a loss of 5 cents trading 30,000 shares.
Stocks trading firm │Clico Investments exchanged 23,409 stock units at $25.20, National Flour traded at $1.85, with 8,192 shares changing hands, One Caribbean Media held firm at $4.80, in transferring 150 units. Republic Financial Holdings closed at $141.75, with an exchange of 70 units, Unilever Caribbean traded 200 units at $16.95 and West Indian Tobacco closed at $33.45 after 63,105 shares changed hands.

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

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