Market inched higher for TTSE stocks

Market volume rose sharply by 886 percent and led to the value jumping 13 times Wednesday’s trade on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange at the close on Thursday, but the impact on the market indices was marginal.

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The market closed with 15 securities trading, up from 14 on Wednesday, and ended with four stocks, each advancing and declining and seven remaining unchanged. Trading resulted in 399,542 shares for $9,719,737 compared to just 40,527 shares valued at $676,306 on Wednesday and ended with two stocks closing at 52 weeks’ lows.
The trade for the day averaged 26,636 units at $647,982 versus 2,895 units at $48,308 for each security on Wednesday. Month to date averaged 10,884 shares at $126,268 compared to 10,018 units at $131,742 on Wednesday. October trading resulted in an average of 16,922 shares for $285,061.
The T&T Composite Index gained 1.51 points to 1,281.51, the All T&T Index rose 1.82 points to 1,706.07, while the Cross Listed Index added 0.08 points to close at 115.88.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the bids of seven stocks higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
Stocks rising│ Angostura Holdings climbed 45 cents to $16.45, trading 303 shares, Ansa McAL advanced $2 to $50, in exchanging 45,827 units, JMMB Group gained 3 cents to end at $1.80, with 100,000 stock units crossing the market and Republic Financial Holdings inched 1 cent higher to $136, after transferring 40,831 shares.
Stocks declining│ Grace Kennedy ended 5 cents lower at $3.60, with an exchange of 121,940 shares, Massy Holdings declined $2 to $57 after transferring 180 units, Trinidad and Tobago NGL closed at a 52 weeks’ lows of $14.50, after losing 10 cents trading 10,145 stock units and Unilever Caribbean lost 9 cents to finish at a 52 weeks’ low of $16.70, with 299 units changing hands.
Stocks trading firm│ Clico Investments remained at $25 trading 12,230 stock units, First Caribbean International Bank closed at $7.05 after transferring 500 units, First Citizens Bank held firm at $43, with 4,800 stock units changing hands. NCB Financial Group traded 55,090 shares at $8, National Flour transferred 222 units at $1.86, One Caribbean Media closed at $4.82, with an exchange of 1,000 units and West Indian Tobacco held firm at $32.50 trading 6,175 stock units.

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

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