Trading surges sharply on TTSE

Market activity led to a big surge in trading on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange on Thursday, with the volume of stocks traded jumping 653 percent and the value 507 percent more than on Wednesday and resulting in 2,330,498 shares traded for $13,044,397 compared to 309,327 units at $2,147,712 on Wednesday. 
A total of 19 securities traded up from 18 on Wednesday, with five stocks rising, four declining and ten remaining unchanged. The Composite Index rose 3.43 points to 1,381.59, the All T&T Index fell 5.38 points to 2,035.34 and the Cross-Listed Index rose 1.80 points to 95.48.
Trading averaged 122,658 units at $686,547  compared to 17,185 shares at $119,317 on Wednesday, with trading month to date averaging 55,705 units at $392,249 versus 52,330 units at $377,417. The average trade for May amounts to 45,890 units at $370,328.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two stocks with lower offers.
At the close, Ansa McAl finished at $56.05, with 30 shares crossing the exchange, Calypso Macro Investment Fund popped $2.70 to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $22 in an exchange of 100 stocks, CinemaOne increased 66 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $5.20 after exchanging 100 units. Clico Investment Fund ended unchanged at $28.60 after 153 stock units crossed the market, Endeavour Holdings remained at $7.50 in trading 7,481 units, First Citizens Group finished at $50.01 after an exchange of 333 shares. FirstCaribbean International Bank ended unchanged at $5, with 332,170 stocks changing hands, GraceKennedy advanced 29 cents to $5.79 in an exchange of 1,619,045 stock units, JMMB Group remained at $2.30 after swapping 72,090 stocks. Massy Holdings slipped 1 cent to end at $5.16 after trading 86,901 shares, National Enterprises climbed 1 cent to $3.25 while exchanging 12,000 stock units, National Flour Mills remained at $1.75 while 19,352 units passed through the exchange. NCB Financial Group rose 25 cents to end at $5.50 in switching ownership of 103,000 stock units, One Caribbean Media lost 5 cents to close at $4.10, with 61,433 units crossing the market, Republic Financial Holdings ended unchanged at $141 with an exchange of 1,590 shares. Scotiabank closed at $77.50 with 7,473 stocks clearing the market, Trinidad & Tobago NGL dropped 7 cents ending at $20.83 with 6,475 stock units changing hands, Unilever Caribbean shed 1 cent to close at $13.89 in trading 57 units and West Indian Tobacco finished at $23.35, with 715 shares crossing the market.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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