Witco setting for a price explosion

Demand for West Indian Tobacco shares continues to build since the price adjusted for the three for one split last week. Bids to buy the stock have been rising and are now at 20,465 units at $40, above the adjusted last sale price of $34.98 but there are no stocks offered for sale.   
In the overall market on Monday, investors traded 65,975 shares amounting to $950,201 from an exchange of 12 securities, against 15 on Friday, when 395,492 shares at $3,053,292.
At the close of the market, the prices of 2 stocks rose, 1 declined while 9 remained unchanged, leading the Composite Index to inch 0.12 points higher to 1,426.58. The All T&T Index rose 1.82 points to 1,783.68, while the Cross Listed Index lost 0.22 points to close at 144.94.
IC bid-offer Indicator| The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended at 7 stocks with bids lower than their last selling prices and none with a lower offer.
Gains| First Citizens Bank gained 10 cents and settled at $42.20, with 2,293 units crossing the exchange and Trinidad & Tobago NGL rose 20 cents and ended trading of 3,225 shares at $21.25.
Losses| Clico Investment Fund closed with a loss of 1 cent at $24.35, with investors exchanging 13,400 shares.
Firm Trades| Grace Kennedy ended at $3.44, trading 18,689 units, JMMB Group ended at $2.40, with 10,200 units crossing the exchange, LJ Williams closed at $1.20, after exchanging 120 shares, National Flour completed trading 10,000 units at $1.36. NCB Financial traded of 1,000 shares at $11.00, One Caribbean Media ended at $9.75, with 2,400 units crossing the exchange. Republic Financial exchanged 1,402 stock units at $130, Scotiabank settled at $59.75, with 1,718 crossing the exchange and Unilever Caribbean settled at $23.50, with 1,528 stock units changing hands.

Prices of securities trading are those at which the last trade took place.

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