Trading climbs on TTSE to end the week

Market activity ended on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange on Friday, with a 32 percent greater volume of stocks traded valued 80 percent more than on Thursday, from 14 securities compared to 16 on Thursday, with two rising, eight declining and four remaining unchanged.
The Composite Index rallied 1.81 points to 1,381.52, the All T&T Index increased 3.51 points to 2,041.48 and the Cross-Listed Index remained at 94.54.
A total of 689,247 shares were exchanged for $4,551,630 compared to 522,491 units at $2,535,172 on Thursday. An average of 49,232 units traded at $325,116 compared to 32,656 shares at $158,448 on Thursday, with trading month to date averaging 57,407 units at $300,164 versus 59,696 units at $293,177 on the previous trading day. The average trade for July amounts to 28,304 units at $283,023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows three stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, Agostini’s declined 15 cents in closing at $45.60 in an exchange of 71 shares, Angostura Holdings shed $1.99 to close at $25 with 13,000 stock units changing hands, Clico Investment Fund dropped 1 cent to $28.89 after exchanging 1,138 stocks. First Citizens Group ended unchanged at $49.99 in trading 1,060 units, Guardian Holdings lost 76 cents to end at $26.50 after swapping 26,000 units,JMMB Group finished at $2.31 in switching ownership of 1,460 stocks. Massy Holdings fell 2 cents to $4.93 in trading 7,059 shares, National Enterprises rose 4 cents to $3.24 after 539,022 stock units crossed the market, National Flour Mills declined 10 cents to $1.55 while exchanging 43 stock units. NCB Financial Group remained at $5.30 trading 43,124 units, Republic Financial Holdings fell 14 cents to end at $141 after finishing trading 474 shares, Scotiabank shed 31 cents to $76.69, with 782 stocks changing hands. Trinidad Cement finished at $3.81 after 900 stock units crossed the market and West Indian Tobacco gained 6 cents in ending at $23.45 with the swapping of 55,114 stocks.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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