Trading picks up on TTSE – Thursday

Activity picked up with a big improvement in trading resulting in one of the larger volume and value exchanged on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange in recent times but prices softened.
The market closed on Thursday with 1,098,161 units with a value of $8,401,452 changing hands compared to just 210,097 valued at $2,252,807 changing hands on Wednesday.
Trading took place in 14 securities against 12 on Wednesday, with 3 advancing, 8 declining and 3 remaining unchanged and resulting in the Composite Index declining 1.79 points to end at 1,353.11. The All T&T Index fell 4.06 points to 1,799.21 and the Cross Listed Index edged 0.07 points higher to close at 122.37.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investors Choice bid-offer ended at stock with the bid higher than the last selling price and none closing with a lower offer.
Stocks ending with gains| At the close of the market, JMMB Group gained 20 cents and completed trading of 284,342 stock units at $1.90 after the group reported that they intend to invest in the new Sagicor company that plans on trading over the existing Sagiocr Financial. Clico Investments added 1 cent and settled at $23.06, after exchanging with 10,176 units and Republic Holdings gained 89 cents and completed trading 677 shares in closing at $121.
Stocks closing with losses| First Caribbean International Bank closed with a loss of 3 cents at $8.31, after exchanging 5,799 shares, First Citizens shed 75 cents and ended at $38.50, after trading 646 shares, Grace Kennedy lost 5 cents and settled at $3.30, with 4,800 units changing hands. Guardian Holdings ended trading 5 cents lower to close at $18.45, after exchanging 74,388 shares, Massy Holdings dropped $1.50 and completed trading of 2,792 shares at $55.50, NCB Financial Group lost 4 cents to close at $8.41 in trading 10,623 shares. Sagicor Financial closed with a loss of 10 cents at $9, trading of 573,786 shares and Trinidad & Tobago NGL lost 50 cents and ended with 6,376 shares traded, at $27.50.
Stocks closing firm| National Flour completed trading of 114,542 shares at $1.75, Scotiabank traded 567 shares to close at $62.56 and Unilever Caribbean traded 8,647 shares at $26.30.

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

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