Trinidad stocks close with firmer tone – Friday

Prices on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange closed firmer on Friday than for some time now with the number of stocks having bids higher than the last selling overwhelming those with lower offers.
Trading closed with 13 securities changing hands compared to 12 on Thursday, resulting in 5 stocks advancing, 3 declining and 5 holding firm. Traded volume ended with 296,692 shares exchanged valued at $2,461,941 compared to Thursday’s 159,618 shares valued at $7,100,011.
The Composite Index advanced 0.37 points to 1,222.16, the All T&T Index gained 0.17 points to 1,799.30 and the Cross Listed Index gained 0.08 points to close at 86.50.
IC bid-offer Indicator| The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended with 8 stocks with bids higher than last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
Gains| First Citizens gained 10 cents to close at $32 exchanging 100 shares, Guardian Holdings added 5 cents, closing at $15.65, with trades of 35,423 shares valued at $554,370, JMMB Group closed at $1.27, with a 1 cent gain trading 88,412 shares, Point Lisas gained 1 cent to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $3.88 exchanging 10,000 shares and Sagicor Financial closed at $9.08, gaining 3 cents with 10,000 shares changing hands.
Losses| Guardian Media traded 25 cents lower to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $18.40, exchanging 348 shares, NCB Financial Group lost 1 cent to close at $3.99 with trades of 100,000 shares valued at $399,000 and Trinidad & Tobago NGL closed at $22, losing 30 cents with 2,000 shares changing hands.
Firm Trades| Clico Investment traded 38,093 shares at $22.51 valued at $857,413, National Enterprises closed at $10.53 exchanging 9,000 shares and National Flour Mills closed at $2.48 with trades of 350 shares. Scotia Investments exchanged 925 shares at $2.70 and West Indian Tobacco traded 2,041 shares at $126.49.

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