Republic’s Monday’s gains reversed

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The Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange dropped sharply at the close on Tuesday as investors pushed back Republic Holdings down to $125 at the end along with others, including three that hit five years’ lows.
Investors exchanged 174,546 shares for $2,851,630 from an exchange of 12 securities against 15 on Monday, when 473,189 shares for $9,463,769 traded.  The big news of the day is the three for one stock split of West Indian Tobacco stock and the closing bid at $40 compared with the adjusted last traded price of $34.98, suggesting a big boost to the market indices when next it trades.
At the close of the market, the prices of 4 stocks rose, 5 declined while 3 remained unchanged, leading the Composite Index to drop 8.60 points to end at 1,413.37. The All T&T Index dived 19.37 points to 1,763.32, while the Cross Listed Index rose 0.32 points to close at 144.13.
IC bid-offer Indicator| The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended at 5 stocks with bids lower than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
Gains| Clico Investment Fund rose 25 cents and ended at $24.35, after exchanging 30,000 shares, JMMB Group rose 5 cents to close at $2.30, after trading 44,106 stock units. LJ Williams B shares gained 5 cents and ended at five years record high of $1.20, with 5,000 units crossing the exchange and Sagicor Financial gained 25 cents and ended at 52 weeks high of $11, with 12,034 stock units changing hands.
Losses| Ansa Merchant Bank fell 25 cents and settled at $35.50, after exchanging 50 shares, Guardian Holdings closed with a loss of 5 cents at $18.50, after trading 9,690 shares, National Enterprises shed 26 cents and ended at a 5 years’ low of $5.50, with 5,000 stock units crossing the exchange. Republic Financial dropped $4.50 to finish $125.50, with 650 units changing hands and Trinidad Cement ended trading of 4,089 shares and lost 10 cents to close at a five years’ low of  $1.80.
Firm Trades| Massy Holdings completed trading of 7,776 units at $58, Point Lisas closed at $3.60, with 2,640 stock units changing hands and Trinidad & Tobago NGL ended trading 53,511 shares to close at $21.

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

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