Trading gains for Trinidad stocks

Market activity picked up on Friday, resulting in an increase of 59 percent in the volume of stocks, with 49 percent greater value than on Thursday, at the close of the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange and need with more stocks rising than falling.
Nineteen securities traded up from 17 on Thursday, with seven rising, five declining and seven ending unchanged. The Composite Index inched 0.32 points up to 1,430.05, the All T&T Index slipped 1.78 points to 1,937.68 and the Cross-Listed Index popped 0.36 points to settle at 124.29.
A total of 422,453 shares traded for $4,536,729 from 265,593 units at $3,037,465 on Thursday. An average of 22,234 units traded at $238,775 compared to 15,623 at $178,674 on Thursday and month to date averaging 36,738 units at $274,194 versus 38,244 units at $277,872. The average trade for September amounts to 36,606 units at $425,940.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows five stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one stock with a lower offer.
At the close, Agostini’s remained at $24.50 after an exchange of 20,051 shares, Angostura Holdings traded 242 stock units at $17.10, Ansa McAl declined 10 cents to $57.70 in switching ownership of 210 stocks. Calypso Macro Investment Fund advanced 49 cents in closing at a 52 weeks’ high of $17 with an exchange of 55 units, Clico Investment Fund spiked 40 cents to $26.50, with 15,301 stock units crossing the market, GraceKennedy traded 151,268 at $6.26 shares. Guardian Holdings traded 4,005 units at $32.60, JMMB Group rose 1 cent to $2.24, exchanging 16,888 stocks, Massy Holdings lost 25 cents to close at $82.75 in exchanging 2,075 stock units. National Enterprises popped 5 cents to $3.30 in an exchange of 55,915 units, National Flour Mills dropped 6 cents to $2.05, trading 10,466 stocks, NCB Financial Group increased 8 cents to $8.15 with the swapping of 26,085 shares. Prestige Holdings gained 10 cents to end at $7.35 after 90,036 units crossed the market, Republic Financial Holdings closed at $135.70, with 5,358 shares changing hands, Scotiabank traded 953 stock units at $62. Trinidad & Tobago NGL shed 5 cents in ending at $17.58, with 15,039 stocks crossing the exchange, Trinidad Cement rallied 4 cents to $4.10 after trading 810 shares, Unilever Caribbean closed at $16.40 after 2,802 stock units crossed the market and West Indian Tobacco slipped 1 cent to $30.93, with 4,894 units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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