Rising T&T stocks beat out decliners

Market activity ended on Monday, resulting in more stocks rising than falling at the close of trading, with the market declining after trading 35 percent fewer shares, with 34 percent less value than on Friday, on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange.
At the close, 20 securities traded up from 16 on Friday, with five stocks rising, three declining and 12 ending unchanged.
The Composite Index popped 5.82 points to 1,430.09, the All T&T Index fell 2.55 points to close at 1,927.56 and the Cross-Listed Index climbed 2.07 points to settle at 125.83.
A total of, 349,908 shares traded for $3,861,485 from 542,289 units at $5,864,938 on Friday.
An average of 17,495 units traded at $193,074, compared to 33,893 at $366,559 on Friday, with trading month to date averaging 25,588 units at $399,983 versus 26,317 units at $418,624. The average trade for August amounts to 16,186 units at $226,311.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows four stocks that ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Agostini’s lost 10 cents to close at $24.40, trading 2,000 shares, Angostura Holdings remained at $17.10 with the swapping of 600 stock units, Ansa McAl ended at $57 with an exchange of 10,716 stocks. Calypso Macro Investment Fund shed 30 cents to $16.20, with 50 units clearing the market, Clico Investment Fund rose 7 cents to $26.57 after 4,094 units crossed the market, First Citizens Bank traded 790 shares at $50.50. GraceKennedy popped 5 cents in closing at $6.30 after an exchange of 1,680 stocks, Guardian Holdings closed at $32.75 while exchanging 206 stock units, Guardian Media remained at $3.10, with 385 units changing hands. JMMB Group popped 2 cents to $2.22 in an exchange of 63,500 stocks, Massy Holdings traded 615 stock units at $82, National Enterprises ended at $3.30 after 11,315 shares changed hands. NCB Financial Group advanced 24 cents to $8.25 after exchanging 235,375 stock units, One Caribbean Media dropped 60 cents to $4.26 in switching ownership of 1,000 stocks, Republic Financial Holdings remained at $135.45 after exchanging 4,491 shares. Scotiabank traded just two shares at $61.50, Trinidad & Tobago NGL close unmoved at $17 in exchanging 6,414 units, Trinidad Cement traded 2,000 shares at $3.90. Unilever Caribbean climbed 18 cents to close at $16.40 in trading 1,230 stock units and West Indian Tobacco remained at $30.99 with an exchange of 3,445 shares.

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

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