Trading drops sharply on TSE – Monday

Junior Market volume contracts on Thursday.

Trading activity dipped sharply on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange on Monday with just 76,614 shares valued $1,275,582 traded, compared to 561,729 shares valued at $5,509,075 on Friday.
Market activity ended with 14 securities trading against 19 on Friday. At the close on Monday, 2 stocks advanced, 4 declined and 8 remained unchanged.
At close of the market, the Composite Index slipped just 0.26 points to 1,384.28. The All T&T Index declined a mere 0.51 points to 1,788.27, while the Cross Listed Index remained unchanged to close at 132.55.
IC bid-offer Indicator| The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended at 4 stocks with bids that were higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
Gains| Calypso Macro Index Fund rose 50 cents to close at $14.50 with 25 shares trading and Massy Holdings rose 2 cents to close at $55.10, with just 36 stock units changing hands.
Losses| Clico Investment Fund fell 5 cents to $24.20, with 10,782 stock units trading, Guardian Media shares lost 50 cents trading of 6,300 shares at a 52 weeks’ low of $11, Trinidad & Tobago NGL declined 5 cents trading 7,283 units to close at $28 and West Indian Tobacco closed with a loss of 2 cents at $110.25, with 365 stock units trading.
Firm trades| First Caribbean Bank completed trading at $8.32, after exchanging 1,000 shares, First  Citizens Bank settled at $40.03, with 850 units crossing the exchange, Guardian Holdings ended at $18.40, with 2,000 stock units changing hands, NCB Financial settled at $9.50, with investors exchanging 11,371 shares. Point Lisas completed trading of 1,290 stock units at $3.45, Sagicor Financial settled at $10, with 32,175 stock units changing hands, Scotiabank closed at $60, with 3,032 units trading and Unilever Caribbean ended at $25, after exchanging 105 shares.

Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

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