Prices fall in Port of Spain

Stock prices plunged on Tuesday on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange, with 20 securities traded the same as on Monday, with the price of just one rising, eight declining and 11 remaining unchanged following an 82 percent fall in the volume of stocks traded declining, with a 39 percent lower value than on Monday. 
A total of 547,703 shares were exchanged for $9,500,672 compared to 3,073,793 units at $15,569,343 on Monday. An average of 27,385 shares were traded at $475,034 compared to 153,690 units at $778,467 on Monday, with trading month to date averaging 49,309 units at $494,171 versus 50,606 units at $495,304 on the previous day. The average trade for August amounts to 40,829 units at $378,385.
The Composite Index shed 13.48 points to 1,343.18, the All T&T Index fell 9.64 points to 2,013.89 and the Cross-Listed Index dipped 2.46 points to settle at 87.56.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one ended with the bid higher than the last selling price and three with lower offers.
At the close, Agostini’s ended at $45, with 1,129 shares crossing the exchange, Angostura Holdings dipped $1.95 to $23.05 after exchanging 268,800 stocks, investors traded 322 stock units of Ansa McAl at $56.50. Clico Investment Fund closed trading of 5 units at $31.50, First Citizens Group lost 1 cent to end at $50 as 2,500 stocks were exchanged, FirstCaribbean International Bank ended at $5.10 with 315 units crossing the market. GraceKennedy fell 30 cents to close at $5 in exchanging 2,099 stock units, Guardian Holdings had an exchange of 8,702 shares at $25.75, Guardian Media popped 1 cent to end at $3.10 with investors transferring 10 stocks. JMMB Group ended at $2.30 with an exchange of 91 shares, Massy Holdings ended at $4.75, with 152,671 stock units clearing the market, National Enterprises exchanged 6,068 units in ending at $3.30. NCB Financial Group dropped 30 cents in closing at a 52 weeks’ low of $4.50 while switching ownership of 16,287 units, Prestige Holdings ended at $6.40 with an exchange of 154 stocks, Republic Financial Holdings shed 35 cents to end at $140.15 with a transfer of 2,602 stock units. Scotiabank declined 59 cents to close at $78.41 in trading 16,418 shares, Trinidad & Tobago NGL remained at $21.90 while exchanging 8,104 stocks, Trinidad Cement ended at $3.55 with the swapping of 61,000 shares. Unilever Caribbean lost 65 cents in closing at $12.50, with 200 stock units changing hands and West Indian Tobacco declined 5 cents to $22.85 after a transfer of 226 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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