Rising stocks lead decliners on TTSE

Trading was fluid on Thursday with 19 securities changing hands compared to 17 on Wednesday, the prices of nine stocks rose, six fell and four ended unchanged on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange, with the market closing mixed after 11 percent fewer shares traded than on Wednesday.
The Composite Index declined 1.31 points to 1,322.04, the All T&T Index gained 2.43 points to close at 1,758.34 and the Cross Listed Index lost 0.70 points to end at 119.79.
The market closed with an exchange of 305,174 shares for $17,350,164 compared to 342,033 units at $4,259,535 on Tuesday.
An average of 16,062 units traded at $913,167 versus 305,174 units at $250,591 on Wednesday. Month to date averaged 17,968 units for $319,487 versus 18,144 units at $264,983 on Wednesday. January ended with an average of 13,836 units at $275,635.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows three stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Angostura Holdings closed at $15.02 after trading 1,750 units, Ansa Merchant Bank rose 50 cents to end at $40.50 after exchanging 272 stock units, Clico Investment Fund increased 4 cents to end at $25.55 swapping 3,760 shares, Calypso Macro Fund ended at $14.75 in an exchange of 180 stocks. First Citizens Bank increased 25 cents to $43, with 4,634 stock units changing hands. FirstCaribbean International Bank fell 5 cents to $7 with 5,378 stocks crossing the market, Grace Kennedy fell 20 cents to $3.70 trading 7,500 stock units, Guardian Holdings closed at $21.03 after 5,000 units traded. JMMB Group fell 4 cents to $1.85 in exchanging 5,150 stocks, Massy Holdings rose 2 cents to $62.02 trading 40,770 stock units, National Enterprises added one cent to close at $3.11 in trading 100 stock units, Prestige Holdings traded 50 shares after rising 24 cents to $7.49. Republic Financial Holdings declined 2 cents to $134.95 in swapping 63,914 units Scotiabank rose 20 cents to $56.30 in exchanging 69,763 shares, Trinidad & Tobago NGL slipped 4 cents to $15.50 trading 1,072 stock units, Trinidad Cement rose 6 cents to $3.41 after exchanging 16,080 stock units and West Indian Tobacco slipped 2 cents to $34.83 with 45,726 shares changing hands.

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

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