Trading jumps on the Trinidad Stock Exchange

August commenced with trading jumping on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange on Tuesday, with the volume of stocks changing hands surging 794 percent and the value climbing 380 percent above Friday’s outcome after 18 securities traded similar to Friday, with six rising, five declining and seven remaining unchanged.
A total of 1,623,314 shares traded for $8,273,469 up sharply from 181,625 units at $1,724,281 on Friday. An average of 90,184 units traded at $459,637 compared to 10,090 shares at $95,793 on Friday. The average trade for July ended at 28,304 units for $283.023.
The Composite Index dipped 5.13 points to 1,385.79, the All T&T Index fell 12.53 points to 2,051.42 and the Cross-Listed Index rose 0.39 points to settle at 94.29.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows two stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Agostini’s dropped 10 cents to close at $45.75 in trading 21 shares, Angostura Holdings ended unchanged at $26.99 after exchanging 594 stock units, Clico Investment Fund fell 20 cents to end at $28.70 while 9,427 units changed hands. First Citizens Group finished at $49.99 after trading 8,884 stocks, FirstCaribbean International Bank advanced 4 cents to $5.06 with an exchange of 4,500 units, GraceKennedy shed 5 cents in closing at $5.40, with 650 shares crossing the exchange. Guardian Holdings remained at $27.26 with the swapping of 33,900 stock units, JMMB Group gained 3 cents to close at $2.34, with 1,668 stocks crossing the market, Massy Holdings slipped 5 cents to $5, with 353,604 stocks changing hands. National Enterprises declined 1 cent to end at $3.19 in exchanging 1,176,247 shares, National Flour Mills ended at $1.65 after transferring 21 units, NCB Financial Group popped 5 cents in ending at $5.30 in trading 6,914 stock units. Point Lisas finished at $3.39 with ten shares changing hands, Republic Financial Holdings popped 14 cents to close at $141.14 in an exchange of 575 stocks, Scotiabank rose 11 cents in closing at $77 in switching ownership of 6,789 stock units. Trinidad & Tobago NGL increased 1 cent in closing at $21.50, with 15,211 units crossing the market, Trinidad Cement remained at $3.81 with 120 units clearing the market and West Indian Tobacco ended unchanged at $23.40 while exchanging 4,179 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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