Trading drops on TTSE

The majority of the securities traded held their price at the close of the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange on Wednesday as the market closed with a positive turnaround in the primary indices with the market volume falling 71 percent and dragging the value down 67 percent compared to Tuesday.
Similar to Tuesday, the market closed with 15 securities trading and ended with two stocks rising, three declining and remaining unchanged. Trading resulted in 82,960 shares for $1,200,746 compared to 287,597 shares valued $3,642,409 on Tuesday.
The day’s average trade ended at 5,531 units for $80,050 versus 19,173 units at $242,827 for each security on Tuesday. For the month to date, the average amounts to 8,483 shares at $125,000 compared to 8,722 units at $128,645 on Tuesday. October closed with an average of 16,922 shares for $285,061.
The T&T Composite Index gained 2.07 points to 1,290.86, the All T&T Index rose 3.60 points to 1,729.13, while the Cross Listed Index added 0.07 points to close at 115.25.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the bids of two stocks higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
Stocks rising│ National Flour gained 4 cents, trading 500 shares to settle at $1.84 and Prestige Holdings added 10 cents to close at $7.40, with an exchange of 586 units.
Stocks declining│First Citizens Bank finished at $43.39, with a loss of 11 cents trading 65 units, L.J. Williams B share shed 17 cents exchanging 500 units to settle at $1.23 and Prestige Holdings closed at $7.40, after losing 10 cents, with 586 units changing hands.
Stocks trading firmAngostura Holdings ended at $16, with 61 units changing hands, Calypso Macro Index Fund held firm at $14 trading 1,120 units, Grace Kennedy closed at $3.60, with a transfer of 8,933 stock units. Guardian Holdings closed at $20.78, in exchanging 2,215 units, Guardian Media traded 3,990 units at $4. JMMB Group was unchanged at $1.75, with 43,457 shares crossing the market, Massy Holdings held at $57, with 16,168 shares changing hands, NCB Financial Group exchanged 923 units at $7.95, National Enterprises ended at $3.40 with trades of 550 units and Scotiabank ended at $54.35 after 447 units crossed the market.

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

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