Trading jumps sharply on TTSE

Trading jumped sharply on Wednesday, helped by a rise in the number of securities changing hands and a 621 percent surge in the number of shares traded, with the value jumping 144 percent over Tuesday, at the close of Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange. 

Republic Holdings controlled the largest block of funds in trading on Wednesday.

At the close, 22 securities traded compared to 20 on Tuesday, with six rising, seven declining and nine ending unchanged. The Composite Index shed 8.19 points to 1,424.10 the All T&T Index lost 1.82 points to close at 1,937.37 and the Cross-Listed Index fell 2.10 points to settle at 122.61.
A total of 557,432 shares traded, for $10,945,052 compared to 77,295 units at $3,432,431 on Tuesday. The leading trades were, Republic Financial with 26,285 units valued at $3.568 million, First Citzens Group Financial 50,857 shares for $2.576 million, Massy holding 23,252 shares valued $1.95 million and Scotiabank 16,803 shares for 1.04 million.
An average of 25,338 units traded at $497,502 compared to 3,865 at $171,622 on Tuesday, with trading month to date averaging 31,832 units at $280,070 versus 32,443 units at $259,628. The average trade for September amounts to 36,606 units at $425,940.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows two stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two stocks with lower offers.
In trading, Agostini’s shed 25 cents to $24 after exchanging 6,339 shares, Angostura Holdings rallied $1.43 to close at $17.08 in trading 100 units, Ansa McAl popped 3 cents to $57.13, after 42 stocks crossing the exchange. Calypso Macro Investment Fund gained 50 cents in closing at $17.50 with 280 stock units changing hands, Clico Investment Fund remained at $26.79 in exchanging 35 stocks, First Citizens Group dropped 10 cents in closing at $50.65, with 50,867 stock units crossing the market. FirstCaribbean International Bank lost 39 cents to end at $6.11 in switching ownership of 3,000 shares, GraceKennedy closed at $6.30 with an exchange of 3,870 units, Guardian Holdings traded 223 units at $32 trading. Guardian Media increased 5 cents to $3.21, with 9,591 shares changing hands, JMMB Group remained at $2.24 after finishing trading of 352,700 stocks, L.J. Williams B share remained at $1.34 after exchanging 4,680 stock units. Massy Holdings advanced $1 to $85 with the swapping of 23,252 shares, National Flour Mills remained at $1.94 in an exchange of 220 stock units, NCB Financial Group declined 5 cents to $8.10 while exchanging 914 units. One Caribbean Media climbed 11 cents to close at $4.86, with 202 stocks clearing the market, Republic Financi l Holdings fell 3 cents to $135.73 after 26,285 units changed hands, Scotiabank remained at $62, with 16,803 stocks clearing the market. Trinidad & Tobago NGL traded 35,012 shares at $18.50, Trinidad Cement remained at $4.50 after exchanging 22,012 stock units, Unilever Caribbean shed 5 cents at $16.35 in trading 230 stocks and West Indian Tobacco lost 14 cents to close at $30.61, after 775 stock units crossed the market.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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