Rising TTSE stocks hold upper hand

Rising stocks outnumbered those falling by a seven to one margin at the close of trading on Monday, on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange after investors traded slightly more shares than on Friday.

National Flour rose to a new 52 weeks’ high on Monday.

Trading ended with 16 securities changing hands, down from 20 on Friday with seven rising, one declining and eight remaining unchanged. The Composite Index advanced 2.85 points to 1,334.27, the All T&T Index gained 0.07 points to close at 1,776.07 and the Cross Listed Index added 0.77 points to end at 120.68.
The market closed with an exchange of 210,894 shares, for $2,990,086 compared to 201,264 units at $3,068,905 on Friday.
An average of 13,181 units traded at $186,880 compared to 10,063 at $153,445 on Friday. An average of 12,202 units traded at $296,471 for the month to date versus 12,087 units at $309,364. Trading in December averaged 14,490 units at $237,988.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows five stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
In trading, Agostini’s remained at $23.90 in an exchange of 40 units, First Citizens Bank rose 1 cent to $44 with 4,827 shares clearing the market, FirstCaribbean International Bank lost 1 cent to close at $7.04 exchanging 1,564 units. Guardian Holdings gained 4 cents to close at $20.54 with an exchange of 67,563 stock units, Guardian Media ended at $3.25, with 65 shares crossing the market, JMMB Group closed at $1.95 in exchanging 88,702 shares. Massy Holdings rose $1 to $60 trading 530 stocks, National Enterprises settled at $3.15 with the exchange of 10,000 units, National Flour Mills rose 15 cents to a 52 weeks’ high of $2.60, with 10,000 stock units changing hands. NCB Financial Group gained 20 cents to close at $8.50 after 224 stock units crossed the exchange, One Caribbean Media closed at $4.85 with an exchange of 3,000 shares, Point Lisas settled at $3.15, with 25 stock units changing hands. Republic Financial Holdings rose 7 cents to end at $136.82 in trading 2,200 units, Scotiabank traded 1,276 stock units at $57.50, Unilever Caribbean settled at $16.70 in ownership of 545 units changing hands and West Indian Tobacco carved out a gain of 5 cents at $35.40, after 20,333 stocks crossed the market.

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

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