T&TSE index drops – Friday

The Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange stocks lost grounds with all three leading indices slipping on Friday with reduced trading.
The T&T Composite Index lost 5.40 points to close at 1,512.61. The All T&T Index declined by 8.21 points to 1,932.83, while the Cross Listed Index closed with a loss of 0.35 points to end at 147.97.
The market ended with 11 securities changing hands with the prices of three gaining, two declining while six remained unchanged.
Trading resulted in an exchange of 291,161 shares for $4,521,674, compared to 414,886 shares for $5,835,043, with 16 securities trading on Thursday.
IC bid-offer Indicator| The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the bids of eight stocks higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
Gains| JMMB Group added 1 cent to end at $2.69, with investors trading 14,773 stock units, Massy Holdings rose 50 cents after exchanging 1,862 shares to finish at a 52 weeks’ high of $62.50 and Republic Holdings gained 49 cents and closed trading with 8,726 shares at 52 weeks’ high of $144.75.
Losses| NCB Financial traded 257,620 shares and lost 5 cents at $11.25 and Trinidad & Tobago NGL shed 9 cents in transferring 1,873 shares to close at $20.80.
Firm Trades| First Citizens Bank exchanged 870 stock units to settle at $51, First Caribbean International Bank exchanged 1,000 units at $7.89, Prestige Holdings traded 186 units to end at $8.99, Scotiabank swapped 64 units to end at $62.50. Trinidad Cement exchanged 68 units at $1.85, Unilever traded 2,350 shares at $21, LJ Williams B share traded 445 shares at $1.60 and West Indian Tobacco dropped $1.49 and closed at $38 with 1,578 stock units changing hands.
There will be no trading on the exchange on Monday and Tuesday due to the carnival celebration. Trading will resume on Wednesday.
Prices of securities trading are those at which the last trade took place.

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