TTSE stocks falter on Tuesday

The Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange ended trading on Tuesday, with the market declining after investors swapped 247 percent more shares than on Monday, resulting in declining stocks outnumbering rising ones on a three to one ratio.
The market closed with twelve securities trading with two stocks advancing, six declining and four unchanged.  The volume of stocks passing through the market amounted to 134,360 shares valued at $3,706,470 compared to 38,763 shares for $1,040,330 on Monday from 14 securities.
The average trade on Tuesday amounted to 11,197 units at $308,872 versus an average of 2,769 stock units for $74,309 for each security. For the months to date, the average trade amounted to 11,418
Units at $142,394 compared to an average of 11,437 shares at $128,226 up to Monday. In contrast, August closed with a higher average of 15,631 shares at $367,803.
The T&T Composite Index declined by 2.82 points to 1,325.15, The All T&T Index shed 1.51 points to 1,797.48, while the Cross Listed Index lost 0.57 to close at 115.19.
IC bid-offer Indicator The Investors Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the bids of five stocks higher than its last selling price and two with lower offers.
Stocks rising Clico Investments rose 10 cents to $25.10, with an exchange of 16,921 shares and First Caribbean International Bank gained 3 cents to end at $7.08 in trading 19,585 shares.
Stocks declining Grace Kennedy closed 28 cents lower at $3.21, with 43,041 shares crossing the exchange, Massy Holdings shed 50 cents transferring 3,125 units to finish at $58.50, National Enterprises lost 4 cents to settle at $4.01, in exchanging 4,600 stock units. One Caribbean Media closed at $5.20, after slipping 4 cents trading 6,600 stocks, Republic Financial Holdings ended at $142.52, after shedding 8 cents and exchanging 16,154 stock units and Scotiabank fell 4 cents to $54.95, with 1,442 shares crossing the market.
Stocks trading firmGuardian Holdings exchanged 7,119 units at $19.40, Guardian Media traded 1,600 units at $5, Trinidad and Tobago NGL held firm at $16.16, with a transfer of 13,613 stock units and West Indian Tobacco closed at $36, with 560 shares changing hands.

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

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