More slippage for TTSE

The Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange continues to be bearish with no support coming from the majority of companies reporting lower profits. The market ended on Thursday with all indices declining, with indicators pointing to more losses ahead.
On Thursday, the number of securities traded rose 38 percent to 18 against 13 on Wednesday and the market closed with 5 stocks advancing, 5 declining and 8 remaining unchanged. Trading ended with 284,392 shares at a value of $2,181,738, compared to 404,907 shares on Wednesday valued at $2,835,805.
At close of the market the, Composite Index declined 8.75 points on Thursday to 1,246.33, the All T&T Index lost 0.42 points to 1,697.46, while the Cross Listed Index shed 2.37 points to close at 107.16.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows the market continuing to be weak as it closed with only 3 stocks ending with bids higher than the last selling prices and 5 with lower offers, an indication of the continuation of a weak market currently.
Gains| First Citizens gained 4 cents and concluded at $32.55, after trading 1,561 shares, Sagicor Financial finished trading with 5 cents and completed trading at $7.85, with 43,317 units, Scotiabank closed with an increase of 5 cents and settled at $62.70, after exchanging 500 shares, Trinidad & Tobago NGL ended trading with 5 cents and concluded at $27.35, after 902 shares changed hands and Trinidad Cement closed with a rise of 1 cent and ended at $2.51, with 10,000 stock units changing hands..
Losses| Clico Investments concluded trading with a loss of 5 cents and completed trading at $20.15, with 30,691 units, First Caribbean International Bank traded with a loss of 35 cents at $9, after trading 10,000 shares, Guardian Holdings shares fell 15 cents and settled at $15.85, with 2,000 shares changing hands, National Flour closed with a loss of 4 cents at a 52 weeks’ low of $1.66, having exchanged 13,000 shares and NCB Financial Group shed 11 cents and concluded at $5.99, exchanging 74,674 shares.

National Flour fell to a new 52 weeks’ low.

Firm Traded| Agostini’s concluded trading at $21.06, after exchanging 396 shares, Angostura Holdings ended at $15.72, with 600 stock units changing hands, Grace Kennedy completed trading at $3.15, with 79,013 units, JMMB Group ended at $1.86, with 136 stock units changing hands, National Enterprises completed trading at $9.75, with 1,536 units. One Caribbean Media ended at $12.44, with 13,665 stock units changing hands, Point Lisas completed trading at $3.81, with 2,000 units and Republic Financial Holdings ended at $101.65, as 401 stock units changed hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

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