Bounce for Trinidad Stock Exchange

Stocks bounced in trading ended on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange on Tuesday, following a 79 percent increase in volume changing hands with the value jumping 122 percent over Monday’s activity, resulting in 21 securities trading compared with 17 on Monday, with seven stocks rising, eight declining and six remaining unchanged and leading to a rise in the primary market indices.
Investors exchanged 249,560 shares at $3,305,748 versus 139,700 stock units at $1,491,369 on Monday.
An average of 11,884 shares were traded at $157,417 compared with 8,218 shares at $87,728 on Monday, with trading month to date averaging 11,835 shares at $192,890 compared with 11,816 units at $206,947 on the previous day. The average trade for May closed with 23,500 for $216,502.
The Composite Index increased 11.04 points to close at 1,244.43, the All T&T Index popped 16.55 points to conclude trading at 1,901.75, the SME Index remained at 69.27 and the Cross-Listed Index rallied 0.72 points to end at 75.71.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows two stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, Agostini’s popped $2.50 and ended at a 52 weeks’ high of $69 with shareholders swapping 7,801 shares, Angostura Holdings rose 95 cents to end at $23.10 with a transfer of 2,235 stocks, Ansa McAl remained at $51 as investors traded 6,320 units, Ansa Merchant Bank rose 50 cents in closing at a 52 weeks’ high of $49 after 100 stock units were traded. Calypso Macro Investment Fund lost 18 cents to $21.80 after a transfer of 124 shares, First Citizens Group gained 5 cents to close at $46.05 after exchanging 2,640 stock units, FirstCaribbean International Bank shed 1 cent and ended at $7 in switching ownership of 2,359 units. GraceKennedy fell 5 cents to $3.50 with investors transferring 15,496 stocks, Guardian Media declined 10 cents in closing at a 52 weeks’ low of $2.20 in an exchange of 1,397 shares, JMMB Group climbed 2 cents to close at $1.40 with 1,500 stock units changing hands, Massy Holdings ended at $4.98 after 66,726 stocks crossed the market. National Enterprises remained at $3.55, with 24,754 units being traded, National Flour Mills rallied 1 cent in closing at $1.51 with an exchange of 6,881 stock units, NCB Financial ended at $3, with 15,700 shares crossing the market. Prestige Holdings dropped 50 cents to end at $8 after 40,718 stocks passed through the exchange, Republic Financial advanced 21 cents to $127.71 and closed after 3,215 units were traded, Scotiabank dipped 50 cents to close at $76.50 after an exchange of 3,734 stock units. Trinidad & Tobago NG ended at $18.25 while exchanging 2,018 shares, Trinidad Cement lost 28 cents in closing at a 52 weeks’ low of $2.50 with 2,505 stock units being traded, Unilever Caribbean dipped 20 cents to end at $14.80 in an exchange of 41,115 units and West Indian Tobacco remained at $13 with investors trading 2,222 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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