Trading plunges on the Trinidad Exchange

Fresh from closer of trading on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange on Monday due to a public holiday, the market reopened on Tuesday, with a sharp 84 percent fall in the volume of stocks traded, with the value diving 82 percent lower than on Friday and from trading in 15 securities, down from 19 on Friday, with six stocks rising, three declining and six remaining unchanged.
Investors exchanged 89,218 shares for $1,018,274 down from 559,401 stock units at $5,612,843 on Friday.
An average of 5,948 units were traded at $67,885 compared to 29,442 shares at $295,413 on Friday, with trading month to date averaging 17,139 shares at $185,866 compared with 17,702 units at $191,805 on the previous trading day and an average of 14,526 shares at $195,195 in August.
The Composite Index dipped 0.55 points to end at 1,209.70, the All T&T Index dipped 1.05 points to conclude trading at 1,850.16, the SME Index remained unchanged at 70.47 and the Cross-Listed Index remained unchanged at 73.41.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows six stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At close, Agostini’s popped $1 to close at $68 with 72 shares clearing the market, Angostura Holdings ended at $22.98 after investors traded of 1,000 units, First Citizens Group gained 8 cents to close at $49.19 in switching ownership of 2,794 stocks. Guardian Holdings remained at $19.10 with traders dealing in just two stocks, Guardian Media lost 20 cents and ended at $2 with stakeholders exchanging 490 stock units, Massy Holdings shed 10 cents to end at $4.85 as investors exchanged 11,902 shares. National Enterprises rallied 5 cents to close at $3.60 after an exchange of 56,607 units, NCB Financial ended at $2.90, with 120 stocks crossing the market, Prestige Holdings climbed 5 cents and ended at $8 after a transfer of 6,000 shares. Republic Financial rose 49 cents to end at $121.99 after 99 stock units passed through the market, Scotiabank remained at $72.50 with a transfer of 6,807 units, Trinidad & Tobago NGL dipped 9 cents and ended at a 52 weeks’ low of $12.81 with an exchange of 927 stocks. Trinidad Cement remained at $3.14 with investors transferring a mere two stock units, Unilever Caribbean popped 10 cents to end at $11.80, with 908 stocks crossing the market and West Indian Tobacco ended at $10.20 in an exchange of 1,488 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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