Trinidad & Tobago Exchange popped Friday

Market activity ended on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange on Friday, with the volume of stocks traded rising 147 percent with a 65 percent jump in value over Thursday, resulting in 15 securities traded compared with 18 on Thursday, with two stocks rising, five declining and eight remaining unchanged.
A total of 339,203 shares were exchanged for $3,599,215 up from 137,453 shares at $2,186,097 on Thursday. An average of 22,614 units traded at $239,948 compared to 7,636 shares at $121,450 on Thursday, with trading month to date averaging 45,817 units at $463,533 down from 46,718 shares at $472,221 on the previous day. The average trade for August amounts to 40,829 units at $378,385.
The Composite Index increased 2.53 points to 1,343.16, down 10.3 percent for the year to date. The All T&T Index climbed 6.26 points to 2,015.22, with a year to date fall of 3 34 percent and the Cross-Listed Index lost 0.20 points to settle at 87.36
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Angostura Holdings increased by $1.95 to end at $24.95 in exchanging 377 shares, Ansa McAl ended at $56.50 while trading 39,326 units, First Citizens Group remained at $50 with the swapping of 400 stock units. FirstCaribbean International Bank closed at $5.10 as investors exchanged 9,435 stocks, GraceKennedy advanced 25 cents to $5.25 after 36 units changed hands, JMMB Group lost 10 cents in ending at $2.20 in switching ownership of 32,153 stock units. Massy Holdings dipped 1 cent in closing at $4.74, with 83,320 stocks crossing the exchange, National Enterprises ended at $3.30 in an exchange of 23,983 shares, Prestige Holdings shed 15 cents to end at $6.25 after 298 stock units crossed the market, Republic Financial Holdings declined 2 cents to $140 in trading 46 units, Scotiabank remained at $78.40 with an exchange of 376 stock units, Trinidad & Tobago NGL ended at $21.45, with investors transferring 600 shares. Trinidad Cement fell 5 cents to $3.50, with 130,106 shares changing hands, Unilever Caribbean ended at $13 with 18,060 stock units clearing the market and West Indian Tobacco remained at $22.50 after an exchanging of 687 stocks.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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