Near 50% of TTSE stocks rose – Thursday

Trading on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange resulted in a near 50 percent dominance of stocks gaining at the close of trading on Thursday but on sharply reduced trading volumes.
At the close, 15 securities changed hands against 14 on Wednesday and ended with 7 advancing, 2 declining and 6 remaining unchanged and leading to 141,949 shares valued $1,220,367 crossing the exchange compared to 231,149 shares valued $4,007,898 on Wednesday.
At the close of the market, the Composite Index increased 2.06 points to 1,390.62. The All T&T Index rose 1.37 points to 1,747.92, while the Cross Listed Index gained 0.38 points to close at 140.01.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with 5 stocks closing with the bids higher than the last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
Gains| Guardian Holdings ended trading with a rise of 9 cents at $18.10, with 1,551 units crossing the exchange, Massy Holdings added 45 cents and ended at $54.45, after exchanging 175 shares, National Enterprises increased 20 cents and settled at $5.90, in trading 2,046 stock units. NCB Financial closed with a gain of 5 cents at $10.40, after 30,474 shares changed hands, Republic Financial gained 46 cents and completed trading at $121.75, with 1,611 units crossing the exchange, Trinidad Cement gained 1 cent and settled at $2.11, in swapping 55,202 units and Trinidad & Tobago NGL traded 3,212 units and gained 47 cents to close at $25.
Losses| First Citizens Bank shares fell 29 cents and settled at $40.10, with 3,860 units crossing the exchange and Sagicor Financial closed with a loss of 5 cents and settled at $10.15, after exchanging 950 shares.
Firm Trades| Angostura Holdings ended at $16.05, with 400 stock units changing hands, Clico Investment Fund concluded at $24.15, with 1,874 stock units trading, JMMB Group ended at $2.25, with 21,384 units crossing the exchange. National Flour closed at $1.68, in trading 10,000 units, Prestige Holdings ended at $8.10, with 7,092 units and Scotiabank ended at $58.34 after trading 2,118 units.

Prices of securities trading are those at which the last trade took place.

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