Witco heads falling TTSE prices – Wednesday

West Indian Tobacco stock price dropped $3.51 to end at $85 and was the main reason for a big dip in the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange index on Wednesday.
Declining stocks had the upper hand over advancing ones five to one as the market index sank further for the week to date. The number of securities traded dropped to 10 against 17 on Tuesday as the market closed with just 1 stock advancing, 4 declining and 5 remaining unchanged. Trading ended with 351,112 shares at a value of $12,063,114 compared to 96,389 shares at a value of $1,565,623 on Friday.
At close of the market the, Composite Index shed 5 points on Wednesday to 1,231.00, the All T&T Index dropped 9.87 points to 1,687.52, while the Cross Listed Index remained unchanged to close at 104.30.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows the market continuing to be weak as it closed with 3 stocks ending with bids higher than the last selling prices and 5 with lower offers, an indication of the continuation of a weak market currently.
Gains| Trinidad & Tobago NGL settled with a gain of 2 cents at $27.50, after exchanging 13,275 shares.
Losses| Guardian Holdings closed with a loss of 30 cents and completed trading at $15, after exchanging 59,627 shares, Scotiabank lost 14 cents in closing at $62.51 with 148,531 units changing hands, Trinidad Cement lost 27 cents and ended trading at $2.60, with 1,600 stock units changing hands West Indian Tobacco concluded trading with a loss of $3.51 to close at $85, after exchanging a mere 150 shares.
Firm Traded| Clico Investments traded 12,785 units at $20.16, First Caribbean International Bank completed trading at $8.90, after exchanging 33,030 shares, First Citizens settled at $32.55, after exchanging 1,850 shares, Republic Financial Holdings concluded market activity at $101.58, with 2,197 stock units changing hands and Sagicor Financial ended trading 10 cents lower and $7.70, trading 74,685 units.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

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