Trading drops on TTSE – Wednesday

Trading dropped on Wednesday with 83 percent fewer shares changing hands as 83 percent less funds changed hands compared to Tuesday on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange. At the close, the major indices bounced but failed to wipe the sizable declines on Tuesday.
The market closed with 14 securities trading, down from twenty on Tuesday, and ended with six stocks advancing, two declining and six remaining unchanged. Trading resulted in 40,527 shares for $676,306 compared to 236,245 shares valued $3,864,740 on Tuesday.
Trading averaged 2,895 units at $48,308 versus an average of 11,812 units at $193,237 for each security on Tuesday. For the month to date, averaged 10,018 shares at $131,742 compared to 10,403 units at $136,252 on Tuesday. October closed with an average of 16,922 shares for $285,061.
The T&T Composite Index rose 4.43 points to 1,280.30, the All T&T Index advanced by 5.50 points to 1,704.25, while the Cross Listed Index gained 0.46 points to close at 115.80.
Investors Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the bids of five stocks higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
Stocks rising│ Grace Kennedy gained 5 cents to close at $3.65, in exchanging 5,000 shares, JMMB Group ended 5 cents higher at $1.77, with 7,945 stock units traded, Massy Holdings advanced by $2 to $59 after the trading of 3,476 units. NCB Financial Group ended at $8, with gains of 5 cents in transferring 2,195 units, National Flour picked up 2 cents to close at $1.86 after an exchange of 778 units and Trinidad and Tobago NGL rose 10 cents to $14.60, with 2,355 shares changing hands.
Stocks declining│ Prestige Holdings shed 25 cents to $7.25, with an exchange of 25 units and Republic Financial Holdings slipped 1 cent trading 22 units to finish at $135.99.
Stocks trading firm│ Clico Investments traded 2,610 shares at $25, First Caribbean International Bank held firm at $7.05 while exchanging 2,091 stock units, First Citizens Bank transferred 1,611 units at $43. Guardian Holdings closed at $20.50, trading 28 shares, One Caribbean Media exchanged 6,100 stock units at $4.82 and West Indian Tobacco closed at $32.50, with 6,291 units changing hands.

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

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