Record close for Jamaican stocks on TTSE

Trading on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange recommenced on Thursday, after a public holiday on Wednesday, with 12 securities changing hands compared to 11 on Tuesday.
The Jamaican based JMMB Group and NCB Financial Group moved to new 52-week highs of $1.70 and $5.31 respectively while Republic Financial Holdings led with 60 percent of the value of securities traded.
At the close, 5 stocks advanced, 2 declined and 5 were unchanged as 162,830 shares traded at a value of $1,808,056 compared to Tuesday’s trades of 452,687 valued at $3,307,105.
The Composite Index advanced 2.01 points to 1,248.64, the All T&T Index gained 0.18 points to 1,770.68 and the Cross Listed Index added 0.53 points to close at 97.71.
IC bid-offer Indicator| The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended with 2 stocks with bids higher than last selling prices and 7 with lower offers.
Gains| Agostini’s ended with a gain of 1 cent and closed at $20.53 in exchanging 3,640 shares, JMMB Group traded 10 cents higher to a 52 weeks’ high of $1.70, with 106,000 shares trading, NCB Financial Group closed at a 52 weeks’ high of $5.31, rising 1 cent with 26,926 shares. Republic Financial Holdings gained 3 cents to settle at $101.79 with 10,572 shares valued at $1,076,113 and Scotiabank climbed 3 cents to $58.05 with 525 units changing hands.
Losses| The securities declining in trading are, Massy Holdings closing at $50.47, after falling by 3 cents in trading 411 units and Trinidad & Tobago NGL ended with a loss of 1 cent, at $23.01 with 1,930 units.
Firm Trades| Securities traded unchanged at the close, are Angostura Holdings closing at $15 with 1,000 units, Ansa McAL trading 740 units at $63.01, First Citizens ending at $31.76 with 3,000 shares, Grace Kennedy exchanging 3,391 shares at $2.90 and Guardian Holdings holding firm at $15.26 with 4,695 shares traded.

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