Trinidad stocks off to a good monthly start

The value of stocks traded on Wednesday surged 262 percent above Tuesday’s levels, with the total volume rising 210 percent and leading to more stocks rising than falling at the close of the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange to start the final month of 2021.
Overall, 15 securities traded down from 18 on Tuesday, with four rising, three falling and eight unchanged.
The Composite Index rose 0.66 points to 1,453.58, the All T&T Index gained 0.95 points to 2,001.78 and the Cross-Listed Index added 0.05 points to end at 121.49.
A total of 456,389 shares traded, for $8,930,583 up from 147,189 units at $2,470,011 onTuesday. An average of 30,426 units traded at $595,372 compared to  8,177 at $137,223 on Tuesday. The average trade in  November amounts to 35,109 units at $290,897.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows three stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two stocks with lower offers.
At the close, Agostini’s traded 31,074 shares at $24.50, Clico Investment Fund rallied 4 cents to $28 with 19,960 stocks crossing the market, First Citizens Group shed 25 cents in closing at $56.75, with the swapping of 3,948 stock units. FirstCaribbean International Bank added 1 cent to end at $6.16, with 700 units changing hands, GraceKennedy remained at $6.11 in switching ownership of 2,450 stock units, Guardian Holdings ended at $30.33 while exchanging 2,075 shares. Massy Holdings rose $5.58 to $95.58 after an exchange of 19,305 units, National Enterprises ended trading 7,000 stocks at $3.25, NCB Financial Group remained at $8 after 286,882 stocks changed hands. Republic Financial Holdings ended at $138 with an exchange of 7,274 shares, Scotiabank declined $1 to close at $66 in trading 28,710 stock units, Trinidad & Tobago NGL advanced 25 cents to $18.75, with 19,576 units crossing the exchange. Trinidad Cement remained at $3.85 after 10,915 stock units crossed the market, Unilever Caribbean lost 19 cents in ending at $16 after an exchange of 1,017 stocks and West Indian Tobacco ended unchanged at $29.26 with 15,503 units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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