Rising stocks lead TTSE higher

Trading levels fell on Friday, with 17 securities changing hands compared to 19 on Thursday, resulting in a drop of 45 percent in the volume and a 68 percent fall in the value of stocks changing hands on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange on Friday.
The Composite Index rose 3.34 points to 1,325.38, the All T&T Index gained 6.13 points to close at 1,764.47 and the Cross Listed Index inched 0.07 points higher to 119.86.
Trading ended with seven stocks rising, five falling and five remaining unchanged. The market closed with an exchange of 169,366 shares, for $5,559,027 compared to 305,174 units at $17,350,164 on Thursday.
An average of 9,963 units valued at $327,002 traded, down from 16,062 units at $913,167 on Thursday. An average of 17,408 units traded at $320,012 for the month to date versus 17,968 units at $319,487 on Thursday. The average trade for January amounted to 13,836 units at $275,635.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows two stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close, Agostinis’ saw just one stock trading, but the price fell 99 cents to $22.01, Ansa McAl slipped 2 cents to $53 after exchanging 58,257 stock units, First Citizens Bank dipped 25 cents to $42.75, with 26,290 units changing hands. FirstCaribbean International Bank traded 6,000 shares at $7, Grace Kennedy rose 6 cents to $3.76 trading 634 stock units, Guardian Holdings gained 47 cents to close at $21.50 after 11,000 units crossed the exchange. Guardian Media traded 1,000 shares at $3.25, JMMB Group rose 4 cents to close at $1.89 while exchanging 17,245 stocks, Massy Holdings climbed 43 cents to $62.45 exchanging 2,791 stock units, NCB Financial Group investors exchanged 3,864 units at $8.50, National Enterprises traded 6,322 shares at $3.11, Prestige Holdings traded 1,928 shares after rising one cent to $7.50. Scotiabank fell 30 cents to $56 in exchanging 9,609 shares, Trinidad & Tobago NGL rose 4 cents to $15.54 trading 7,032 stock units, Trinidad Cement rose 34 cents to $3.75, trading just one stock unit and West Indian Tobacco dropped $1.73 to $33.10 while exchanging 1,947 shares.

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

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