Stocks closed with gains on Friday

Stocks trading on Friday delivered a 128 percent increase in volume than on Thursday, but the value fell 21 percent, with the prices of more stocks rising than falling at the close of the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange.
Trading ended with 17 securities changing hands, similar to Thursday, with prices of six rising, two declining and nine remaining unchanged. The Composite Index rose 0.42 points to 1,337.83, the All T&T Index gained 1.22 points to settle at 1,786.59, and the Cross-Listed Index fell 0.05 points to close at 120.25.
At the close, 277,070 shares costing $5,962,247 traded compared to 121,724 units at $7,589,179 on Thursday. An average of 16,298 units traded at $350,720 compared to 7,160 at $446,422 on Thursday. Trading month to date averages 10,223 units traded at $310,209 versus 8,748 units at $300,372. The average trade for March amounted to 12,610 units at $342,338.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers and one traded at a 52 weeks’ high.
At the close, Clico Investment Fund gained 2 cents in closing at $25.02, with 13,066 shares changing hands, First Citizens Bank remained at $46.50 trading 75 shares, FirstCaribbean International Bank shed 4 cents to close at $6.90, after an exchanging of 852 stocks, Guardian Holdings added 1 cent to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $26.01, with 250 shares crossing the exchange. Guardian Media remained at $3.25 while exchanging 10,000 stocks, JMMB Group gained 2 cents to close at $1.83 in switching ownership of 3,626 shares, L.J Williams B share increased 5 cents to $1.45 in an exchange of 8,000 shares. Massy Holdings ended at $64, with 3,443 stock units crossing the exchange, National Enterprises closed at $3 in an exchange of 39,516 units, National Flour Mills climbed 5 cents to $2.25, trading 72,916 shares. NCB Financial Group carved out a gain of 1 cent at $8.22 while exchanging 19,000 units, One Caribbean Media ended at $4.90, with 1,000 units changing hands, Point Lisas remained at $3 after trading 891 stock units. Scotiabank remained at $54 with the swapping of 85,220 shares, Trinidad & Tobago NGL declined 25 cents to $14.75 after trading 13,250 units, Unilever Caribbean closed at $16.33, with 5,370 stock units clearing the market and West Indian Tobacco remained at $32.99 with an exchange of 595 stocks.

 Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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