Rising stocks dominate in Trinidad

Activity on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange ended on Friday, with the volume of stock trades inching moderately higher after a 35 percent increase over Thursday, leading to nearly three stocks rising for every four that declined.

Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange Head Quarters

A total of 18 securities traded, down from 21 on Thursday, with 11 stocks rising,  four declining and three remaining unchanged. The Composite Index rallied 0.72 points to 1,414.99, the All T&T Index advanced 2.16 points to 2,074.93 and the Cross-Listed Index shed 0.12 points to settle at 99.23.
A total of 198,937 shares traded for $2,615,349 compared to 193,284 units at $1,943,770 on Thursday. An average of 11,052 units traded at $145,297 compared to 9,204 shares at $92,560 on Thursday, with trading month to date averaging 14,384 units at $154,969 versus 15,812 units at $159,115. The average trade for May amounts to 45,890 units at $370,328.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows three stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Angostura Holdings increased 5 cents to $23 after 2,510 shares were traded, Ansa McAl gained 50 cents to close at $56.50 with 200 units changing hands, Calypso Macro Investment Fund declined $2.64 to end at $18.86, with 82 stocks crossing the market. Clico Investment Fund fell 25 cents to $28.50 with 40,179 stock units changing hands, FirstCaribbean International Bank ended unchanged at $5.25 in an exchange of 9,451 units, GraceKennedy rallied 6 cents to close at $5.70 in exchanging 400 stocks. Guardian Holdings shed 70 cents to $27.30, trading 3,600 shares, JMMB Group lost 5 cents in closing at $2.45 in swapping 4,488 stock units, L.J. Williams B share popped 25 cents after ending at $1.95 in switching ownership of 3,412 shares. Massy Holdings rose 4 cents to end at $5.24 with 89,272 stocks traded, National Enterprises remained at $3.24 while exchanging 436 stock units, One Caribbean Media climbed 17 cents to $4.17 after 18,175 units changed hands. Republic Financial Holdings advanced 25 cents to $140.25 with the swapping of 93 stock units, Scotiabank climbed 4 cents to close at $77.99 with an exchange of 2,959 stocks, Trinidad & Tobago NGL increased 1 cent to end at $21 after trading 10,168 shares. Trinidad Cement popped 5 cents in closing at $3.60 after exchanging 3,992 units, Unilever Caribbean rose $1.10, after ending at $19.85, with 990 stock units clearing the market and West Indian Tobacco finished at $23.50 while exchanging 8,530 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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