More stocks rose than fell in Trinidad

Market activity ended on Friday, with the volume of stocks traded rising after trading moderately more shares, with the value jumping 170 percent more than on Thursday, at the close of the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange.
Sixteen securities traded compared to 15 on Thursday, with five rising, three declining and eight ended unchanged. The Composite Index lost 1.99 points to end at 1,412.14, the All T&T Index fell 3.85 points to 2,043.24 and the Cross-Listed Index remained at 103.16.
Overall, $10,781,618 chased 429,853 shares versus 421,946 units for $3,986,805 on Thursday. An average of 26,866 units traded at $673,851 compared to 28,130 shares at $265,787 on Thursday, with trading month to date averaging 43,133 units at $47481,602 versus 42,520 units at $453,575. The average trade for April amounts to 43,127 units at $458,871.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows two ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two stocks with lower offers.
At the end, Ansa McAl declined $1.45, ending at $55.55 after 1,017 shares crossed the market, Clico Investment Fund ended unchanged at $29 with the swapping of 161,105 stock units, First Citizens Group fell 90 cents in closing at $52.10 after exchanging 1,269 stocks. FirstCaribbean International Bank finished at $5.25, with 10,800 units clearing the market, Guardian Media remained at $3.10 after trading 4,420 stocks, Massy Holdings gained 10 cents to $5.10 in switching ownership of 44,518 shares. National Enterprises finished at $2 after 5,000 stock units passed through the exchange, National Flour Mills climbed 15 cents to close at $1.80 after exchanging 70 units, One Caribbean Media remained at $4 with 4,700 units crossing the market. Prestige Holdings advanced 38 cents to end at $7.08, with 60 stocks changing hands, Republic Financial Holdings popped 1 cent to $140.01 with an exchange of 322 stock units, Scotiabank ended unchanged at $78 in an exchange of 26,688 shares. Trinidad & Tobago NGL dropped 1 cent in closing at $20.73 in trading 138,717 units, Trinidad Cement remained at $3.50 after exchanging 50 stock units, Unilever Caribbean ended at $16.50 while exchanging 4,833 shares and West Indian Tobacco rose 50 cents to end at $23.50 after trading 26,284 stocks.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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