Trading drops on Trinidad market

Market activity ended on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange on Thursday, with the volume of stocks traded declining 43 percent, with 31 percent less value than on Wednesday, resulting from trading in 18 securities up from 10 on Wednesday, with prices of four rising, three declining and 11 remaining unchanged.
A total of 137,453 shares were exchanged for $2,186,097 down from 243,182 shares at $3,177,226 on Wednesday. An average of 7,636 units traded at $121,450 compared to 24,318 shares at $317,723 on Wednesday, with trading month to date averaging 46,718 shares at $472,219 versus 48,630 units at $489,377 on the previous day. The average trade for August amounts to 40,829 units at $378,385.
The Composite Index shed 0.79 points to close at 1,340.63, the All T&T Index fell 1.53 points to 2,008.96 and the Cross-Listed Index remained at 87.56.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close, Agostini’s ended at $45 trading 242 shares, Angostura Holdings dipped 5 cents to close at $23 in exchanging 2,475 stock units, Calypso Macro Investment Fund remained at $22 with a transfer of 85 units. Clico Investment Fund rallied 1 cent to $30, with 3,301 stocks clearing the market, First Citizens Group remained at $50 in switching ownership of 205 stock units, FirstCaribbean International Bank ended at $5.10 with investors transferring 5,565 stocks. Guardian Holdings ended at $25.50, with 1,474 shares changing hands, JMMB Group increased 3 cents to $2.30 in trading 10,000 units, L.J. Williams B share fell 15 cents to $2.05 after exchanging 5,000 units. Massy Holdings remained at $4.75 after swapping 67,853 shares, National Enterprises ended at $3.30 with a transfer of 1,600 stocks, Point Lisas remained at $3.11 after trading 160 stock units. Prestige Holdings remained at $6.40 in exchanging 3,528 stock units, Republic Financial Holdings climbed 2 cents to $140.02, with 110 stocks crossing the market, Scotiabank ended at $78.40, with 15,391 units crossing the exchange. Trinidad & Tobago NGL lost 5 cents in closing at $21.45 after trading 2,079 shares, Unilever Caribbean gained 50 cents in ending at $13 after exchanging 12,947 stocks and West Indian Tobacco ended at $22.50, with 5,438 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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