Steady trading on Trinidad Stocks Exchange

Market activity ended on Friday after stocks traded steadily and resulted in more stocks declining than rising at the close of trading on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange.
At the close, 18 securities traded up from 16 on Thursday, with five rising, seven declining and six remaining unchanged. The Composite Index slipped 0.50 points to  1,431.69 the All T&T Index dipped 2.66 points to settle at 1,935.96 and the Cross-Listed Index popped 0.25 points to settle at 125.03.
A total of 219,988 shares traded, for $5,740,431 versus 221,612 units at $4,993,746 on Thursday. An average of 12,222 units traded at $318,913 versus 13,851 at $312.109 on Thursday, with trading month to date averaging 53,011 units at $310,392 versus 60,739 units at $308,778. The average trade for September ended at 36,606 units at $425,940.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows five stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and no stock ended with a lower offer.
At the close, Agostini’s added 1 cent to end at $24.50 in trading 20,463 shares, Ansa McAl remained at $57.01, with 2,012 stocks crossing the exchange, Clico Investment Fund fell 5 cents to $25.95, with 21,525 units changing hands. First Citizens Bank lost 5 cents in ending at $50.60 in trading 5,950 stock units, FirstCaribbean International Bank remained at $6.50 after trading 17,587 units, GraceKennedy popped 4 cents to $6.30 after exchanging 26,942 stock units. Guardian Holdings ended at $32.80 in exchanging 10,000 stocks, JMMB Group remained at $2.25 after 2,290 shares crossed the market, National Enterprises traded 400 units at $3.24. National Flour Mills dropped 2 cents to $2.06, with the swapping of 5,587 shares, NCB Financial Group rallied 1 cent to close at $8.20 in switching ownership of 860 stocks, Point Lisas slipped 5 cents to $3 in an exchange of 54 stock units. Prestige Holdings remained at $7.25 while exchanging 415 units, Republic Financial Holdings slipped 1 cent to $135.70 in exchanging 13,558 stock units, Scotiabank shed 95 cents to end at $61.05 as investors swapped 2,588 stocks. Trinidad & Tobago NGL rose 9 cents to close at $17.54 while trading 85,708 shares, Trinidad Cement advanced 5 cents to a 52 weeks’ high of $4.05 an exchange of 49 stock units and West Indian Tobacco fell 1 cent to end at $30.94, with 4,000 units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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