Rising Trinidad exchange stocks edged out decliners

Market activity slipped on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange on Monday, with a 12 percent fall in the volume of stocks traded with a modest slippage in value compared with Friday resulting in 18 securities trading as was the case on Friday, with five stocks rising, four declining and nine remaining unchanged.
By the close, investors traded 210,154 shares valued $4,260,730, down from 239,632 stock units at $4,387,314 on Friday.
An average of 11,675 units were traded at $236,707 compared to 13,313 shares at $243,740 on Friday, with trading month to date averaging 22,364 shares at $597,586 versus 25,862 units at $715,691 on the previous day. The average trade for January amounts to 28,440 at $235,404.
The Composite Index rose 6.75 points to end at 1,330.86, the All T&T Index gained 0.94 points to end at 1,981.71, the SME Index remained unchanged at 57.12 and the Cross-Listed Index rose 1.81 points to close at 88.80.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows three stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close, Agostini’s gained $1 in closing at a 52 weeks’ high of $57, with the swapping of 7 shares, Angostura Holdings ended at $23.74 after exchanging 52 stocks, Calypso Macro Investment Fund remained at $20.25, with 81 stock units clearing the market. First Citizens Group remained at $50 after 5,750 units were traded, FirstCaribbean International Bank popped 45 cents to $6.60 after a transfer of 24 stocks, GraceKennedy ended at $4.75 after trading 19,044 stock units. Guardian Holdings shed 75 cents to end at $25.05, with 1,063 shares changing hands, JMMB Group dipped 9 cents to $1.90 with investors transferring 38,371 units, Massy Holdings ended at $4.49 with an exchange of 38,507 stock units. National Enterprises declined 39 cents to $3.60 in trading 71,853 stocks, NCB Financial remained at $4.20 after an exchange of 1,119 shares, One Caribbean Media rallied 20 cents to $3.70 as 2,400 units passed through the market. Republic Financial increased $3.99 to close at $137.99 in exchanging 21,495 units, Scotiabank popped 1 cent to end at $77.95 after finishing trading 3,043 shares, Trinidad & Tobago NGL remained at $21 as investors traded 6,170 stocks. Trinidad Cement ended at $3.60 in an exchange of 629 stock units, Unilever Caribbean dropped 25 cents to $13.65, with 141 stocks crossing the exchange and West Indian Tobacco remained at $20.50, with 405 stock units crossing the market.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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