Mixed trading on TTSE

Trading climbed sharply on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange on Wednesday with 479 percent more shares changing hands than on Tuesday and values soaring 1,157 percent due mainly to large dollar trades by Clico Investments, Trinidad and Tobago NGL and Republic Financial Holdings.

Republic Holdings controlled the largest block of funds in trading on Wednesday.

The market closed with 14 securities trading, up from thirteen on Tuesday and closed with six stocks advancing, four declining and four remaining unchanged. Trading resulted in 199,471 shares for $8,074,531 compared to 34,476 shares valued $642,275 on Tuesday.
The average trade for the day amounted to 14,248 units at $576,752 versus an average of 2,652 units at $49,406 for each security on Tuesday. For the month to date, the average trade amounts to 14,106 shares at $282,706 compared to 14,096 units at $259,316 on Tuesday. In contrast, September closed with an average of 12,021 shares for $174,137.
The T&T Composite Index rose 0.45 points to 1,308.23; the All T&T Index lost 0.12 points to end at 1,763.64, while the Cross Listed Index gained 0.14 points to close at 115.25.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the bids of two stocks higher than their last selling price and eight with lower offers.
Stocks rising Agostini’s advanced by $1.20 to $24.70, with an exchange of 1,240 shares, First Citizens Bank gained 50 cents and closed at $45, trading 3,084 stock units, Grace Kennedy picked up 5 cents to finish at $3.60, in transferring 4,000 units. Guardian Holdings ended at $19.19, with gains of 18 cents trading 2,700 stock units, Trinidad and Tobago NGL closed 5 cents higher at $15 after exchanging 41,771 shares and Unilever Caribbean rose 15 cents to settle at $16.95, with a transfer of just 5 units.
Stocks declining Clico Investments slipped to $25.20, after losing 6 cents trading 90,925 shares, National Flour closed 5 cents lower at $1.85, with 10,530 stock units changing hands, Republic Financial Holdings shed 25 cents to end at $141.75, in transferring 32,851 shares and West Indian Tobacco lost 5 cents trading 5,652 stock units to settle at $33.45.
Stocks trading firmAngostura Holdings traded 305 units at $16.90, JMMB Group closed at $1.75, with 1,025 units crossing the market, Massy Holdings transferred 276 units at $58.50 and One Caribbean Media exchanged 5,107 stock units at $4.80.

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

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