Trading volume surges on T&TSE

Market activity ended on Friday, with the market rising after investors traded 2,619 percent shares with 174 percent higher value than on Thursday, resulting in more than twice the stocks rising than falling at the close of trading on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange.
At the close, 19 securities traded compared to 17 on Thursday, with seven rising, three declining and nine remaining unchanged. The Composite Index popped 1.48 points to 1,421.73, the All T&T Index rose 2.86 points to 1,940.30 and the Cross-Listed Index remained unchanged at 121.47.
Overall, 1,197,083 shares traded for $3,373,497 compared to 44,028 units at $1,232,479 on Thursday. An average of 63,004 units traded at $177,552 compared to 2,590 at $72,499 on Thursday. The average trade for the month to date amounts to 24,605 units at $243,410 versus 21,872 units at $248,096. The average trade for June amounts to 45,770 units at $724,497.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows four stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Agostini’s ended at $24.55, with 46 shares crossing the exchange, Angostura Holdings remained at $16.44 while exchanging 6,002 stock units, Ansa Merchant Bank ended at $41, with one stock crossing the market. Clico Investment Fund traded 4,807 shares at $27.50, First Citizens Bank popped 30 cents to $50.30, trading 39 stocks, GraceKennedy rose 1 cent to $5.99, with an exchange of 9,890 stock units, Guardian Holdings popped $1.05 to $33.55 after 10,799 stocks changed hands. JMMB Group settled at $2.05, trading 1,130,050 shares, L.J Williams B share remained at $1.50, with 1,047 shares crossing the market, Massy Holdings dropped 55 cents to $80.05, with 2,319 stock units changing hands. National Enterprises popped 10 cents to $3.70 after just one stock unit was traded, National Flour Mills lost 4 cents to close at $2 in trading one stock, One Caribbean Media dropped 50 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $4 a mere one share crossing the market. Point Lisas remained at $3.15 in exchanging at 1,001 stocks, Prestige Holdings gained 25 cents to end at $7.50, with 86 stock units changing hands, Scotiabank closed at $59.75, with 639 shares clearing the market. Trinidad & Tobago NGL remained at $18 after exchanging 4,031 stock units, Trinidad Cement increased 25 cents to close at $3.75 in exchanging 25,913 stocks and West Indian Tobacco popped 1 cent to $32.50 in switching ownership of 410 stocks.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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