Prices mostly up on T&T Stock Exchange

The Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange closed trading on Monday mixed after 71 percent fewer shares valued 52 percent lower than on Friday, changed hands and resulting in more stocks rising than falling. 
The market closed with twelve securities trading with the prices of five stocks advancing, three declining and the prices of four remaining unchanged.  Market activity resulted in just 41,196 shares valued at $701,796, passing through the exchange compared to 142,979 shares for $1,460,607 on Friday from 16 securities.
The average trade on Monday amounted to 3,433 units at $58,483 versus an average of 8,936 stock units for $91,288 for each security. The average trade of 10,380 units at $134,431 for the month to date compares to 10,804 units at $139,058 on Friday. August closed with an average of 15,631 shares for $367,803.
The T&T Composite Index climbed 3.67 points to 1,322.03, The All T&T Index fell by 1.54 points to 1,799.97, while the Cross Listed Index gained 1.22 points to close at 113.99.
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Stocks rising Angostura Holdings added 1 cent in trading 500 shares to finish at $17, Guardian Holdings gained 10 cents to close at $19.30, in exchanging 12,386 units, Grace Kennedy ended 24 cents higher at $3.49, with 1,000 stock units crossing the market. JMMB Group closed at $1.88, after gaining 10 cents in transferring 4,500 shares and National Flour gained 2 cents to settle at $1.82, with an exchange of 600 units.
Stocks declining Clico Investments finished at $25.60, with a loss of 14 cents after the transfer of 405 units, Trinidad and Tobago NGL lost 2 cents trading 16,211 shares to close at $16.01 and West Indian Tobacco shed 40 cents to finish at $36, in exchanging 3,130 stock units.
Stocks trading firmFirst Citizens Bank transferred 515 units to close at $46.31, Guardian Media exchanged 1,000 units at $5, NCB Financial Group ended at $7.70, with 781 units crossing the market and Republic Financial Holdings closed at $142 after exchanging 168 units.

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

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