Trading jumps on the Trinidad Exchange

Market activity climbed Thursday, with increased volume and value of stocks passing over the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange, with 120 percent rise in the volume of stocks traded as the value rose twice that on Wednesday, resulting in 20 securities trading the same as Wednesday, with prices of three rising, six declining and 11 remaining unchanged.
Investors traded 1,680,092 shares for $14,416,020 up from 763,837 stock units at $7,220,624 Wednesday. An average of 84,005 units were traded for $720,801 compared with 38,192 shares at $361,031 on Wednesday, with trading month to date averaging 60,038 shares at $543,029 versus 58,471 units at $531,410 on the previous day. The average trade for October amounts to 29,755 at $358,068.
The Composite Index rose 3.92 points to 1,306.95, the All T&T Index rallied 7.59 points to 1,967.62 and the Cross-Listed Index remained at 83.98.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows three stocks ended with a bid higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, Agostini’s remained at $43 after ten shares crossed the market, Angostura Holdings gained 50 cents in ending at $24 after a transfer of 1,656 stocks, Ansa McAl ended at $50 after trading six stock units. Calypso Macro Investment Fund remained at $22.15 with investors transferring 34 units, Clico Investment Fund ended at $30 in exchanging 79,072 stock units, First Citizens Group rose 4 cents to $50.05 in trading 1,328 units. FirstCaribbean International Bank remained at $5.11 with a transfer of 160 shares, GraceKennedy ended at $4.75 with 15,434 stocks crossing the exchange, JMMB Group remained at $1.81 with an exchange of 7,800 units. L.J. Williams B share ended at $2.30 in trading 12,958 stock units, Massy Holdings ended at $4.50 after an exchange of 1,500,007 stocks, National Enterprises dipped 1 cent to close at $3.25 after 200 shares changed hands. National Flour Mills shed 1 cent to end at $1.50 in switching ownership of 3,448 stocks, NCB Financial lost 2 cents to end at $4.56 as 2,725 shares passed through the market, Republic Financial rallied $3.99 in ending at $139.99 after exchanging 35,020 units. Scotiabank dropped 10 cents to $77.90 76, with stock units crossing the market, Trinidad & Tobago NGL declined $1 to close at $22 with 6,202 stock units clearing the market, Trinidad Cement remained at $3.60 after an exchange of 13,843 shares. Unilever Caribbean fell 1 cent to $13.78 with the swapping of 68 stocks and West Indian Tobacco remained at $22 as investors traded 45 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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