Trading jumps on Trinidad Stock Exchange

The volume of stocks traded surged by 665 percent on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange on Monday, with the value jumping 263 percent more than on Friday and resulted in the trading of 21 securities up from 16 on Friday, and ending with prices of nine stocks rising, four declining and eight remaining unchanged.
Investors traded 456,229 shares for $2,445,836 versus 59,653 stock units at $674,360 on Friday.
An average of 21,725 units were traded at $116,468 compared with 3,728 shares at $42,147 on Friday, with trading month to date averaging 55,339 shares at $496,275 versus 57,403 units at $519,596 on the previous trading day. The average trade for October ended at 29,755 at $358,068.
The Composite Index advanced 6.39 points to 1,315.57, the All T&T Index rallied 3.87 points to 1,971.82 and the Cross-Listed Index rose 1.27 points to 85.85.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows three stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one stock with a lower offer.
At the close, Agostini’s ended at $43, with just one share changing hands, Angostura Holdings dipped 1 cent in closing at $23.50 with an exchange of 12 stocks, Ansa McAl remained at $50 in exchanging ten stock units. Clico Investment Fund climbed 25 cents to $29.75 after trading 4,554 units, First Citizens Group gained 1 cent to close at $50.01 with 2,311 shares clearing the market, FirstCaribbean International Bank advanced 29 cents to close at $5.40 in trading 20 units. GraceKennedy remained at $4.80 as 60 stocks passed through the market, Guardian Holdings popped 14 cents to end at $26 after exchanging 94 stock units, Guardian Media ended at $2.99 in switching ownership of 40 units. JMMB Group remained at $1.89, with 2,005 stocks crossing the market, L.J. Williams B share increased 10 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $2.40 as investors exchanged 2,054 stock units, Massy Holdings rallied just 1 cent to $4.51 after a transfer of 55,499 shares. National Enterprises shed 1 cent to $3.25 with a transfer of 110,030 stocks, National Flour Mills rose 9 cents to end at $1.59 with the swapping of 20 shares, NCB Financial ended at $4.56 with investors transferring 264,940 stock units. Prestige Holdings ended at $6.26 after finishing the trading of 2,145 units, Republic Financial fell 41 cents to close at $139.58 in an exchange of 464 stocks, Scotiabank gained $1 in ending at $77.50 after an e exchange of 439 units. Trinidad & Tobago NGL climbed 50 cents to end at $22, with 11,521 shares crossing the exchange, Unilever Caribbean remained at $13.78 after trading five stock units and West Indian Tobacco lost 2 cents in ending at $21.98 after a mere five shares were exchanged.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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