Trading jumps on Trinidad Exchange

Trading picked up sharply Market on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange on Monday, with a 126 percent rise in the volume of stocks traded that was valued 134 percent more than on Friday and resulted in 21 securities trading compared with 22 on Friday, with prices of seven rising, three declining and 11 remaining unchanged.
Investors traded 932,857 shares for $14,247,158 versus 413,093 stock units at $6,086,851 on Friday. An average of 44,422 units were traded at $678,436 compared with 18,777 shares at $276,675 on Friday, with trading month to date averaging 62,127 shares at $557,481 and tracking closely, the 63,632 units trading at $547,197 on the previous day. The average trade for October amounts to 29,755 at $358,068.
The Composite Index shed 5.14 points to end at 1,299.73, the All T&T Index dropped 10.76 points to 1,952.17 and the Cross-Listed Index rallied 0.12 points to settle at 84.20.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows two stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one stock with a lower offer.
At the close, Agostini’s dropped $1.01 in closing at $42 after 11,632 shares were exchanged, Angostura Holdings increased 25 cents to $23.50, with 200,045 stocks crossing the market, Ansa McAl shed $3.19 to end at $50 after an exchange of 1,084 stock units. Ansa Merchant Bank ended at $42.20 after trading 107 units, Clico Investment Fund remained at $30 with a transfer of 81,348 stock units, First Citizens Group remained at $50.01, with 6,948 shares changing hands. FirstCaribbean International Bank popped 1 cent in ending at $5.06 after investors swapped 600 units, Guardian Holdings advanced 9 cents to $25.70 with investors transferring 12,796 stocks, Guardian Media declined 1 cent in closing at $2.99 after exchanging 1,102 units. JMMB Group ended at $1.90 in an exchange of 2,630 shares, Massy Holdings climbed 3 cents to $4.45, with 252,582 stocks clearing the market, National Enterprises gained 5 cents in closing at $3.26, with 49,984 stock units crossing the exchange. National Flour Mills remained at $1.51, with 1,400 stocks passed through the market, NCB Financial ended at $4.56 while trading 171,110 stock units, One Caribbean Media ended at $3.69 as investors exchanged 990 units. Prestige Holdings rallied 36 cents to end at $6.26 trading 723 shares, Republic Financial remained at $136 with an exchange of 30 shares,Scotiabank ended at $77.80 with the swapping of 15,533 stocks. Trinidad & Tobago NGL rose 99 cents in ending at $22 and closed with 76,820 units changing hands, Unilever Caribbean remained at $13.02 while 346 stock units passed through the market and West Indian Tobacco ended at $22 in switching ownership of 45,047 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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