Trading drops prices rise on TTSE

Market activity dived Thursday after 84 percent fewer shares traded with an 81 percent fall in the value compared to Wednesday and resulted in more stocks rising than falling at the close of the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange.
Fourteen securities traded down from 22 on Wednesday, with five rising, three declining and six remaining unchanged.
The Composite Index slipped 1.13 points to 1,422.97, the All T&T Index shed 0.59 points to settle at 1,936.78 and the Cross-Listed Index lost 0.24 points to end at 122.37.
Overall, 86,732 shares traded for $2,133,738 compared to 557,432 units at $10,945,052 on Wednesday. Massy Holdings traded 10,618 shares for $902,530, followed by Clico Investment Fund, with 24,843 shares valued $656,429 and Scotiabank 2,854 shares for $175,928.
Trading averaged 6,195 shares at $152,379 compared to 25,338 at $497,502 on Wednesday and month to date an average of 30,503 units at $273,449 versus 31,832 units at $280,070. The average trade for September amounts to 36,606 units at $425,940.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows five stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
In trading, Agostini’s popped 50 cents to  $24.50 in trading 2,400 shares, Clico Investment Fund remained at $26.79, with 24,843 stocks changing hands, First Citizen  Group popped 5 cents to end at $50.70 after 100 units crossed the market. GraceKennedy closed at $6.30 with an exchange of 10,000 stock units, JMMB Group rallied 1 cent to $2.25 in trading 11,000 stock units, Massy Holding ended unchanged at $85 after exchanging 10,618 shares. National Enterprises traded 590 stocks at $3.25, National Flour rose 6 cents to $2 with the swapping of 10,000 units, NCB Financial Group rose 5 cents to $8.15 in an exchange of 5,987 units. Point Lisas remained at $3 with 1,025 shares changing hands, Republic Financial Holdings remained at $135.73 after 1,067 stock units passed through the exchange, Scotiabank dropped 90 cents to $61.10 in switching ownership of 2,854 stocks. Trinidad Cement shed 30 cents in ending at $4.20 after exchanging 6,148 units and West Indian Tobacco slipped 1 cent to $30.60 after exchanging 100 shares.

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

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