TTSE ekes out meagre gains

Market activity ended on Thursday on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange, with the volume of stocks traded declining by 77 percent with a 44 percent lower value than on Wednesday, after 23 securities were exchanged, up from 19 on Wednesday, with seven rising, four declining and 12 unchanged. 
The Composite Index slipped 0.11 points to 1,436.32, the All T&T Index shed 1.21 points to end at 2,065.70 and the Cross-Listed Index popped 0.15 points to 106.81.
A total of 422,610 shares traded for $8,283,659, down from 1,828,172 units at $14,783,127 on Wednesday. An average of 18,374 units traded at $360,159 versus 96,220 shares at $778,107 on Wednesday, with trading month to date averaging 45,989 units at $414,357 versus 53,192 units at $460,151. The average trade for April amounts to 43,127 units at $458,871.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ended with a bid higher than their last selling prices and two stocks with lower offers.
At the close, Agostini’s ended unchanged at $47.25 after trading 11,163 shares, Angostura Holdings remained at $22.90 with one share crossing the market, Ansa McAl finished at $57.60, with 57 stock units changing hands. Ansa Merchant Bank fell $2.95 in closing at $42.05 with the swapping of 2,528 units, Clico Investment Fund climbed 50 cents to close at $30.50 after clearing the market with 97,891 stock units, Endeavour Holdings rose 50 cents to $7.50 after an exchange of 8,100 units. First Citizens Group advanced 20 cents to end at $52.20 in trading 638 stocks, FirstCaribbean International Bank remained at $5.45 after exchanging 40,261 shares, GraceKennedy finished at $5.99 in exchanging 5,000 stocks. JMMB Group popped 5 cents in closing at $2.55 in an exchange of 23,170 stock units, L.J. Williams B share ended unchanged at $1.70 while exchanging 4,046 units, Massy Holdings climbed 21 cents to $5.21 in switching ownership of 16,962 shares. National Enterprises ended at $3 with an exchange of 12,200 units, National Flour Mills ended unchanged at $1.80 in trading 10 stocks, One Caribbean Media finished at $4.18 after 1,000 stock units crossed the market. Point Lisas dropped 33 cents to end at $3.15 in trading 49 shares, Prestige Holdings declined 30 cents in closing at $6.70 after exchanging 365 units, Republic Financial Holdings shed 1 cent to close at $140, with 955 shares crossing the market. Scotiabank ended unchanged at $81 in switching ownership of 2,926 stocks, Trinidad & Tobago NGL rallied 35 cents to $21 with the swapping of 92,954 stock units, Trinidad Cement gained 10 cents to end at $3.60, with 1,902 stocks changing hands. Unilever Caribbean remained at $16.20 after an exchange of 72,555 units and West Indian Tobacco finished at $23.95 after trading 27,877 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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