Retreat for Trinidad & Tobago stocks

Stock prices plunged Thursday, on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange, with the Composite Index shedding 6.49 points to 1,523.32, the All T&T Index fell 11.35 points to close at 2,127.38 and the Cross-Listed Index lost 0.18 points to settle at 122.91, with just two stocks rising, 11 declining and five remaining unchanged after trading picked up with 168 percent more shares changing hands with 417 percent higher value than on Wednesday.
A total of 18 securities traded similar to Wednesday, resulting in an exchange of 396,731 shares for $14,048,777 up from 148,186 units at $2,718,598, previously. An average of 22,041 units traded at $780,488 compared to 8,233 shares at $151,033 on Wednesday, with trading month to date averaging 41,320 units at $371,883 versus 42,372 units at $349,596. The average trade for December amounts to 21,703 units at $306,768.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows six stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and four stocks with lower offers.
At the close, Agostini’s fell 74 cents to close at $45 in trading 30 shares, Angostura Holdings ended unchanged at $19.99, with 314 stocks crossing the market, Ansa McAl declined $2.50 in closing at $57 trading 61,190 units. Clico Investment Fund rallied $1.50 to $30, with 89 stock units changing hands, First Citizens Group gained 25 cents to end at $64.75 in exchanging 885 stock units, FirstCaribbean International Bank finished at $6.14 in an exchange of 30 shares. GraceKennedy dropped 4 cents to close at $6.16 while exchanging 4,435 units, Guardian Holdings remained at $30 after 4,691 stocks crossed the market, JMMB Group slipped 4 cents to $2.47, after 5,224 shares changed hands. L.J. Williams B share shed 8 cents in closing at $1.72, with 2,025 stock units clearing the market, Massy Holdings shed 1 cent to $105.99 with the swapping of 77,085 stocks, National Enterprises remained at $3.25 after exchanging 15 units. National Flour Mills lost 5 cents after ending at $1.87 in switching ownership of 1,152 stocks, NCB Financial Group dropped 3 cents in closing at $8 after exchanging 224,190 units, Scotiabank fell $2 to close at $72 with an exchange of 3,146 stock units. Trinidad & Tobago NGL declined 1 cent in closing at $19.99 trading 390 shares, Trinidad Cement finished at $3.80 after 9,314 shares changed hands and West Indian Tobacco shed 1 cent to $27.98 while exchanging 2,526 stocks.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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