Trading falls on TTSE

Market activity resulted in more stocks rising than falling at the close of trading on Wednesday after an exchange of 81 percent fewer shares, with a 73 percent lower value than on Tuesday, at the close of the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange.
A total of 18 securities traded compared to 19 on Tuesday, with four  rising, five declining and nine remaining unchanged. The Composite Index lost 2.35 points to 1,529.81, the All T&T Index lost 13.09 points to close at 2,138.73 and the Cross-Listed Index gained 1.28 points to settle at 123.09.
A total of 148,186 shares traded for $2,718,598 compared to 796,016 shares at $9,919,652 on Tuesday. An average of 8,233 units traded at $151,033 compared to 41,896 shares at $522,087 on the previous day, with trading month to date averaging 42,372 units at $349,596 versus 44,341 units at $361,051. The average trade for December amounts to 21,703 units at $306,768.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three stocks with lower offers.
At the close, Agostini’s lost 26 cents to close at $45.74 in trading 45 shares, Angostura Holdings ended at $19.99, with 742 stock units changing hands, Calypso Macro Investment Fund rallied $2.34 to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $19 while exchanging 6 units. Clico Investment Fund dropped $1 to end at $28.50, with 63,138 stocks crossing the market, First Citizens Group declined $1 in closing at $64.50 after 481 stocks changed hands, GraceKennedy finished at $6.20 trading 4,190 stock units. Guardian Holdings fell 20 cents in closing at $30 with an exchange of 562 units, Guardian Media remained at $3.10, with 2,000 shares crossing the exchange, JMMB Group popped 27 cents to $2.51 after exchanging 12,441 stock units. L.J. Williams B share finished at $1.80 in an exchange of 2,123 stocks, Massy Holdings ended unchanged at $106 in swapping 4,163 units, National Enterprises remained at $3.25 trading 3,000 shares. NCB Financial Group increased 2 cents to end at $8.03, with 3,607 shares clearing the market, One Caribbean Media ended unchanged at $4.20 in switching ownership of 50,000 stock units, Prestige Holdings held at $7.05 with the swapping of 688 stocks. Republic Financial Holdings shed $1.70 in ending at $141.30 after exchanging 130 units, Scotiabank climbed $1.99 to $74, with 820 stocks crossing the market and West Indian Tobacco finished at $27.99 with an exchange of 50 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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