Trading volume dives on TTSE

Trading on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange fell to extremely low levels, with an exchange of a mere 11,704 shares, accounting for just $161,623 compared to 37,299 units at $945,858 on Monday. The market closed, with 13 securities changing hands and resulting in the prices of four stocks rising, three declining and six remaining unchanged.

Junior Market volume contracts on Friday.

At the close of the market, the Composite Index inched 0.47 points higher to settle at 1,311. The All T&T Index added 0.14 points to close at 1,769.98 and the Cross Listed Index carved out a rise of 0.11 points to settle at 115.21.
The market closed, with an average of 900 units traded on Tuesday at $12,464 in contrast to an average of 2,331 at $59,121 on Monday. An average of 12,056 units was exchanged at $141,818 for the month to date, versus 12,565 units at $147,718.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the Trinidad and Tobago market shows three stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
Stocks gaining| First Citizens Bank climbed 10 cents to settle at $46.20 trading 63 shares, JMMB Group advanced by 5 cents to end at $1.95 in exchanging 100 stock units. Republic Financial Holdings gained 3 cents to settle at $139.50, with 35 stock units crossing the exchange and Trinidad & Tobago NGL gained 25 cents ending at $17.25 in exchanging 3,450 shares.
Stocks declining| Angostura Holdings fell 5 cents to close at $15.25 with investors swapping 100 stock units, Guardian Holdings lost 50 cents in closing at $19.20 in trading 821 units and One Caribbean Media dipped 10 cents to settle at a 52 weeks’ low of $5.15, with 1,200 units crossing the exchange.
Stocks Trading Firm| Calypso Macro Investment Fund closed at $14, with investors exchanging 640 stock units. Massy Holdings settled at $58 after 34 units changed hands, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy remained at US$1, with 69 units passing through the market, NCB Financial Group settled at $7.80 with investors switching ownership of 4,651 stock units, Scotiabank stayed at $54.75, after exchanging 222 shares, while West Indian Tobacco closed at $35 trading 319 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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