West Indian Tobacco drops $5.24

West Indian Tobacco dropped $5.24 on Monday.

West Indian Tobacco (Witco) dropped sharply by $5.24, to a 52 weeks’ low of $107.75 with 1,600 shares trading on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange on Monday as 15 securities changed hands compared to 11 on Friday.
Demand for Witco shares had fallen significantly since the company posted third quarter results with lower profits of $276 million down from $373 million in 2016, following a big drop in demand and sales of cigarettes after consumption tax was hiked earlier in the year.
The market closed with 2 stocks advancing, 4 declining and 9 remaining unchanged as 176,689 shares traded at a value of $5,273,498 compared to Friday’s trades of 165,628 units valued at $2,492,376.

NCB Financial rose 12 cents on the TTSE on Monday.

The Composite Index fell by 0.27 points to 1,279.02, the All T&T Index declined 5.55 points to 1,751.86 and the Cross Listed Index gained 0.69 points to close at 108.66.
IC bid-offer Indicator| The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended with 4 stocks with bids higher than last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
Gains| The last traded prices of the securities rising and volume changing hands are, Clico Investment rising 1 cent to close at $20.80 with 57,857 shares valued at $1,199,902 trading and NCB Financial Group traded 12 cents higher, ending at $6.15 with only 365 units being exchanged.
Losses| The last traded prices of the securities declining with volume changing hands are, Angostura Holdings with a loss of 5 cents, closing at $15 with 1,800 shares trading while JMMB Group closed at $1.74, losing 4 cents with 9,025 shares and Trinidad & Tobago NGL retreated from its recent record high in falling 25 cents to $25.75 in exchanging 3,646 shares.
Firm Trades| The volume and last traded prices of securities trading unchanged at the close on Monday are, First Caribbean International Bankthat ended at $9.30 with 1,000 units, First Citizens exchanged 4,146 shares at $32.01, Guardian Holdings held firm at $18 with 23,277 shares valued at $418,986. Massy Holdings traded 44,470 shares at $49 valued at $2,179,030, National Enterprises closed at $9.75 with 346 units, Point Lisas ended at $3.89 trading 1,000 units. Republic Financial Holdings closed at $100.50 with 963 units changing hands, Sagicor Financial remained at $7.95, trading 13,976 shares and Scotiabank held at $61 with 13,218 shares valued at $806,303 changing hands.

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