TTSE inching slowly higher

The Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange ended trading on Friday, with the market inching higher after investors exchanged slightly fewer shares than on Thursday, resulting in more stocks rising than falling.
The market closed with twelve securities trading with three advancing, two declining and seven stocks remaining unchanged.  Trading resulted in 122,491 shares valued at $2,157,481 passing through the market, down from 131,310 stocks for $2,321,854 on Thursday from 17 securities.
The average trade on Friday amounted to 10,208 units at $179,790 versus an average of 7,724 stock units for $136,580 for each security. July closed with an average of 12,712 shares for $166,390.
The T&T Composite Index gained 0.63 points to 1,322.73, the All T&T Index rose 1.25 points to 1,786.58, while the Cross Listed Index was unchanged at 116.06.
IC bid-offer Indicator The Investors Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the bids of two stocks closing higher than the last selling prices and five with lower offers.
Stocks rising Republic Financial Holdings gained 50 cents to close at $141.50, with 2,281 units changing hands, Trinidad Cement ended 10 cents higher at $2.10, in trading 50,000 shares and Unilever Caribbean had 5,000 stock units exchanged at $17, after picking up 10 cents.
Stocks declining Clico Investments lost 2 cents exchanging 36,977 shares to finish at $27.83 and Guardian Holdings closed at $19.48, with a loss of 2 cents trading 12,273 stock units.
Stocks trading firmAnsa McAL traded 3,416 units at $50, Calypso Macro Index Fund transferred 350 units at $14, First Citizens closed at $47, with an exchange of 385 units. Grace Kennedy ended with 9,000 stock units changing hands at $3.70, Massy Holdings remained at $58, with an exchange of 2,419 units, Scotiabank closed at $54.99, with 90 units crossing the market and Trinidad and Tobago NGL ended at $17.25 trading 300 units.

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

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