Trading falls on Trinidad and Tobago exchange

Market activity ended on Thursday, at the close of the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange, with the number of securities changing hands falling to 15 securities from 20 on Wednesday and leading to a 78 percent fall in the volume of stocks traded, with a 67 percent lower value than on Wednesday.
The price of one stock rose, seven declined and seven remained unchanged. The Composite Index fell 6.95 points to 1,414.13, the All T&T Index shed 10.57 points to close at 2,047.09 and the Cross-Listed Index fell 0.43 points to settle at 103.16.
A total of 421,946 shares traded for $3,986,805 versus 1,959,307 units at $11,939,308 on Wednesday. An average of 28,130 units traded at $265,787 compared to 97,965 shares at $596,965 on the previous day, with trading month to date averaging 42,520 units at $453,575 versus 45,181 units at $482,282. The average trade for April amounts to 43,127 units at $458,871.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows five stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Agostini’s ended at $47.25, with 400 shares crossing the exchange, Angostura Holdings remained at $22.89, with 605 stock units clearing the market, Clico Investment Fund declined $1.48 to end at $29 with the swapping of 26,406 units. First Citizens Group rose 90 cents in closing at $53 after trading 4,495 stocks, FirstCaribbean International Bank ended unchanged at $5.25 after exchanging 9,684 units, Guardian Holdings remained at $27.53 in trading 6,800 stock units. JMMB Group lost 5 cents to end at $2.50 in switching ownership of 62,970 shares, Massy Holdings dropped 10 cents to close at $5 with 243,440 stocks changing hands, National Enterprises fell 8 cents to $2.92 in exchanging 16,650 shares. Republic Financial Holdings shed 1 cent to $140, with 2,429 stock units crossing the market  Scotiabank finished at $78 while exchanging 126 stocks, Trinidad & Tobago NGL ended unchanged at $20.74 after 7,399 units changed hands. Trinidad Cement fell 10 cents to end at $3.50 with an exchange of 850 stock units, Unilever Caribbean finished at $16.50 trading 24,114 units and West Indian Tobacco dropped 50 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $23, with 15,578 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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