Trading up, prices down on TTSE

Declining stocks dominated trading on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange on Tuesday, with the market after investors traded 11 percent more shares than on Monday.  
Trading ended with 16 securities changing hands up from 14 on Monday, with two rising, eight declining and six remaining unchanged. The Composite Index inched 0.58 points higher to 1,323.92, the All T&T Index squeezed out 0.65 points to close at 1,761.27 and the Cross Listed Index added 0.11 points to settle at 86.46.
The market closed with an exchange of 149,928 shares, for $2,388,564 compared to 135,274 units at $2,133,425 on Monday.
An average of 9,371 units traded at $149,534 compared to 9,662 at $152,388 on Monday. An average of 17,967 units traded at $266,286 for the month to date versus 18,757 units at $277,022. The average trade for January amounted to 13,836 units at $275,635.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows five stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and five with lower offers.
At the close of trading, Calypso Macro Investment Fund lost 25 cents at $14.75 with 820 shares clearing the market, Clico Investment Fund shed 25 cents in closing at $25.50 with 10,800 units changing hands. First Citizens Bank lost $1.29 to close at $42.70 in exchanging 5,724 shares, Guardian Holdings ended at $21 after 11,126 stock units crossed the exchange, L.J Williams B share remained at $1.50, after switching ownership of 45,000 shares. Massy Holdings gained $1 in closing at $62 in an exchange of 17,495 units, National Flour Mills dropped 7 cents to end at $2.43 trading 19,699 stock units, NCB Financial Group advanced 10 cents to $8.50 with 29,500 stocks clearing the market. One Caribbean Media ended at $4.81 in an exchange of 1,556 shares, Republic Financial Holdings closed at $134.98 after exchanging 477 stock units, Scotiabank lost 85 cents at $56 in an exchange of 1,166 stock units. Trinidad & Tobago NGL ended at $15.50 with an exchange of 2,400 stock units, Trinidad Cement closed at $3.75 trading 3,920 shares, Unilever Caribbean lost 9 cents in closing at $16.40 with 20 stock units clearing the market and West Indian Tobacco dropped 15 cents to close at $34.85 after exchanging 25 units.
In the preference segment, L.J. Williams shed 19 cents ending at a 52 weeks’ low of $3.60 with an exchange of 200 units.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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