Stocks give way in Trinidad

Market activity resulted in an increase in the number of active securities on Tuesday and ended with more stocks falling than rising at the close, with the market declining after trading 29 percent fewer shares, with 63 percent less value than on Monday at the close of trading on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange.
Twenty two securities traded, up from 20 on Monday, with prices of seven risings, nine declining and six ending unchanged.
The Composite Index dipped 2.18 points to 1,427.91, the All T&T Index spiked 5.19 points to close at 1,932.75 and the Cross-Listed Index declined 1.41 points to settle at 124.42.
A total of 247,225 shares traded for $1,433,385 on Tuesday, down from 349,908 units at $3,861,485 on Monday.
An average of 11,238 units traded at $65,154 compared to 17,495 shares at $193,074 on Monday, with trading month to date averaging 24,392 units at $372,081 versus 25,588 units at $399,983. The average trade for August amounts to 16,186 units at $226,311.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one stock with a lower offer.
At the close, Agostini’s ended at $24.40, with 90 shares crossing the exchange, Ansa McAl rose 1 cent to $57.01 after exchanging 2,000 stock units, Ansa Merchant Bank fell $1.08 to $40.41 while trading 2,380 stocks. Clico Investment Fund remained at $26.57 with the swapping of 916 units, First Citizens Bank traded 2,200 units at $50.50, GraceKennedy lost 5 cents to close at $6.25 after trading 2,560 shares. Guardian Holdings popped 6 cents to $32.81 in exchanging 1,668 stock units, Guardian Media shed 46 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ low of $2.64 after an exchange of 600 stocks, JMMB Group remained at $2.22 in switching ownership of 107,035 stocks. Massy Holdings popped 10 cents to $82.10 with an exchange of 500 stock units, National Enterprises declined 5 cents in closing at $3.25 after trading 3,443 units, National Flour Mills remained unchanged at $1.90, with 4,152 shares crossing the market. NCB Financial Group dropped 8 cents to $8.17 after 4,250 units changed hands, One Caribbean Media rallied 4 cents to end at $4.30, with 2,600 stocks crossing the exchange, Point Lisas declined 15 cents to $3.05, with 2,050 stock units trading. Prestige Holdings dropped 38 cents in ending at $7 in trading 1,000 shares, Republic Financial Holdings advanced $2.55 to $138 with an exchange of 213 units, Scotiabank lost 50 cents to close at $61 in trading 817 stocks. Trinidad & Tobago NGL increased 1 cent to $17.01 after 3,411 stock units changed hands, Trinidad Cement gained 10 cents in closing at $4, with 101,620 shares crossing the exchange, Unilever Caribbean shed 18 cents in closing at $16.22 after trading 10 units and West Indian Tobacco remained at $30.99 in switching ownership of 3,710 stocks.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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