Rising prices falling TTSE index

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on a three to one basis but the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange ended with a fall in trading on Wednesday, with slightly more shares changing hands than on Tuesday.
Trading ended with 15 securities changing hands with prices of six stocks rising, two declining and seven remaining unchanged. At the close, the Composite Index shed 6.82 points to settle at 1,328.28, the All T and T Index shed 1.02 points to settle at 1,778.71 and the Cross Listed Index fell 1.73 points to close at 118.67.
Trading closed with an exchange of 127,473 shares at $2,911,923, up from 117,098 units at $2,763,303 on Tuesday.
An average of 8,498 units traded at $194,128 down from 9,008 at $212,562 on Tuesday. An average of 10,455  units traded at $256,047 for the month to date versus 10,792 units at $266,722. The average trade for December ended at 14,500 units at $250,351.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows two stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
In trading, Agostini’s closed at $23.98 after exchanging 553 shares, Angostura Holdings traded 800 stocks at $16, First Citizens Bank ended at $44 in an exchange of 23,010 stocks. FirstCaribbean International Bank remained at $7.04 in trading 1,750 stock units, Guardian Holdings increased 5 cents to close at $20.55 trading 3,893 units, Massy Holdings dropped $1 and ended at $59, after switching ownership of 453 units. NCB Financial Group fell 25 cents to $8.25, with 44,804 shares changing hands, Point Lisas rose 3 cents in ending at $3.15 with an exchange of 124 units, Republic Financial Holdings gained 60 cents to settle at $136.50 in trading 110 shares. Scotiabank closed at $58 while exchanging 1,275 shares, Trinidad & Tobago NGL gained $1.30 to close at $16.50 in an exchange of 7,002 units, Trinidad Cement gained 10 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $3.35 with an exchange of 10,000 stock units. Unilever Caribbean stayed at $16.70 with an exchange of 55 stock units, West Indian Tobacco ended at $35.35 in exchanging 31,706 shares and Calypso Macro Investment Fund rose $1 to $15 after exchanging 1,938 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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