Witco bounces back on TTSE Monday

West Indian Tobacco price rose 11 percent on Monday in recovering the loss suffered on Friday on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange and helped in moving the market higher after more stocks rose than declined.
Trading closed with an exchange of 16 percent fewer shares, with the value of stocks changing hands dropping 37 percent compared to Friday. The market ended with twelve securities trading, down from ten on Friday, and closed with four stocks advancing, three declining and five remaining unchanged. Trading resulted in an exchange of 57,704 shares for $1,530,562 compared to 68,422 shares valued $2,428,494 on Friday.
The average trade for the day amounted to 4,809 units at $127,547 versus an average of 6,842 units at $242,849 for each security on Friday. For the month to date, the average trade amounts to 15,008 shares at $276,057 compared to 15,818 units at $287,860 on Friday. In contrast, September closed with an average of 12,021 shares for $174,137.
The T&T Composite Index gained 8.78 points to 1,309.07; the All T&T Index jumped 15.85 points to end at 1,748.88, while the Cross Listed Index added 0.22 points to close at 115.33.
The Investors Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the bids of four stocks higher than their last selling price and four with lower offers.
Stocks rising|Guardian Holdings traded 3,402 shares and gained 1 cent to close at $19.01, JMMB Group rose 4 cents, exchanging 1,365 stock units to close at $1.79. Scotiabank advanced 10 cents to close at $55.10, with gains of 10 cents in trading 5,257 shares and West Indian Tobacco regained lost ground by adding back the $3.40 lost on Friday to close at $33.50, with an exchange of 40 units.
Stocks declining|Trinidad and Tobago NGL shed 5 cents and closed at $14.95, in the trading of 7,353 stock units, Trinidad Cement ended 5 cents lower at $2 in an exchange of 25 units and Unilever Caribbean lost 17 cents to close at $16.80 with 300 shares changing hands.
Stocks trading firm|Angostura traded 5,000 shares at $16.90, Clico Investments ended unchanged at $25.26, with 28,557 stocks changing hands, Guardian Media settled at $4.75, in trading 345 shares, NCB Financial traded 4,560 shares at $7.95 and Republic Financial Holdings closed at $142, with 1,500 stock units changing hands

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






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