More TTSE stocks fall than rise

Stock prices mainly were pushed lower at the close of the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange on Wednesday, with the volume of stocks traded just slipping, as the value rose 17 percent over Tuesday trade.
As was the case on Tuesday, 19 securities traded on Wednesday, with two rising, five declining and 12 ending unchanged. The Composite Index climbed 8.99 points to 1,436.43, the All T&T Index increased 4.36 points to 2,066.91 and the Cross-Listed Index gained 1.95 points to end at 106.66.
Investors exchanged 1,828,172 shares for $14,784,037 versus 1,897,307 units at $12,592,066 on Tuesday. An average of 96,220 units traded at $778,107 compared to 99,858 shares at $662,740 on Tuesday, with trading month to date averaging 50,951 units at $424,096 versus 43,060 units at $362,388. The average trade for April amounts to 43,127 units at $458,871.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows two stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two stocks with lower offers.
At the close, Angostura Holdings remained at $22.90 in exchanging 422 shares, Ansa McAl ended at $57.60 after trading 1,030 units, Ansa Merchant Bank finished at $45 with the swapping of 17 stock units. CinemaOne fell 36 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $2.10 in exchanging 100 stocks, Clico Investment Fund increased 25 cents in closing at $30, with 98,641 stocks clearing the market, Endeavour Holdings shed 50 cents to $7 after exchanging 100 stock units. First Citizens Group declined 20 cents to close at $52 while trading 77 shares, GraceKennedy dipped 1 cent to end at $5.99 after 1,061 units changed hands, JMMB Group finished at $2.50 in trading 53,451 units. L.J. Williams B share remained at $1.70, with 3,200 stocks crossing the exchange, Massy Holdings lost 15 cents to end at $5, trading 1,505,936 shares, National Enterprises ended unchanged at $3, with 813 stock units crossing the market. NCB Financial Group climbed 27 cents in closing at $6.33 in switching ownership of 5,000 units, One Caribbean Media remained at $4.18, with 50 stock units changing hands, Republic Financial Holdings had traded in 7,210 stocks at $140.01. Scotiabank ended unchanged at $81 in an exchange of 2,419 shares, Trinidad & Tobago NGL ended at $20.65 with an exchange of 99,693 shares, Unilever Caribbean remained at $16.20 with 47,959 stocks changing hands and West Indian Tobacco finished at $23.95 trading 993 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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