Rising stocks beat decliners in falling market

Price changes on Thursday showed rising stocks outpacing those declining by a wide margin, resulting in the market slipping after trading 244 percent more shares, with 39 percent less value than on Wednesday, to close out trading on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange.
The number of stocks trading surged to 20 securities from 13 on Wednesday, and ended, with six stocks rising, two declining and 12 remaining unchanged. The Composite Index lost 3.61 points to end at 1,420.98 the All T&T Index fell 5.98 points to 1,922.95 and the Cross-Listed Index slipped 0.15 points to 123.88.
A total of 539,983 shares traded for $3,609,797 compared to 157,193 units at $5,915,032 on Wednesday.
An average of 26,999 units traded at $180,49  compared to 12,092 at $455,002 on Wednesday, with trading month to date averaging 25,729 units at $422,667 versus 25,592 units at $448,708. The average trade for August amounts to 16,186 units at $226,311.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows two stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two stocks with lower offers.
At the close, Angostura Holdings had an exchange of 3,408 shares at $17.10, Ansa Merchant Bank rallied 49 cents to $41.49, with 620 units clearing the market, Clico Investment Fund ended at $26.51 after an exchange of 4,200 stocks. Endeavour Holdings remained at $7.01 in switching ownership of 744 stock units, First Citizens Bank rose 19 cents to $50.50 in an exchange of 2,511 units, FirstCaribbean International Bank traded 280 shares at $6.60. GraceKennedy dropped 5 cents to close at $6.25 in exchanging 14,190 stocks, Guardian Holdings exchanged 9,566 stock units at $32.95, Guardian Media remained at $3.10, with 302,095 stocks crossing the market. JMMB Group traded 123,000 units at $2.22, Massy Holdings declined $2.87 to $82.03 in trading 1,110 stock units, National Enterprises advanced 5 cents to $3.30 while exchanging 361 shares. National Flour Mills ended at $1.90, with 550 units changing hands, NCB Financial Group ended at $8.01 after exchanging 30,592 stock units, One Caribbean Media traded 205 shares at $4.86. Republic Financial Holdings popped 1 cent to 135.46, with 1,849 stock changing hands, Scotiabank spiked $1 to $60 in an exchange of 9,150 shares, Trinidad & Tobago NGL traded 19,518 stock units at $17. Trinidad Cement popped 6 cents to $3.96 in switching ownership of 10,800 stocks and West Indian Tobacco traded 5,234 units at $30.99.

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

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