TTSE starts May with mixed fortunes

Market activity ended on Monday, with the market closing mixed trading 55 percent more shares with a value that was 24 percent less than on Friday, resulting in more falling stocks just edging out those that rose on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange.
Just 15 securities changing hands compared to 17 on Friday, with three rising, five declining and seven remaining unchanged. The Composite Index fell 0.57 points to 1,331.33, the All T&T Index gained 0.31 points to end at 1,782.06 and the Cross-Listed Index shed 0.21 points to close at 118.98.
At the close, 230,810 shares traded for $2,534,018 compared to 148,870 units at $3,321,551 on Friday.
An average of 15,387 units traded at $168,935 compared to 8,757 at $195,385 on Friday. The average trade for April amounted to 11,472 units at $184,959.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows no stock ended with the bid that is higher than the last selling price and three with lower offers.
At the close, Agostini’s rose 15 cents to $24.40, with 12,100 shares changing hands, Clico Investment Fund closed at $25.15 after exchanging 664 units. First Citizens Bank ended at $46.50 trading 11,476 stock units, FirstCaribbean International Bank settled at $6.50, with 1,000 shares clearing the market. Grace Kennedy dropped 1 cent to close at $4.90 trading 3,000 shares, Guardian Holdings lost 6 cents in closing at $25.55 with the swapping of 3,185 stock units, JMMB Group rose 1 cent to $1.80 after an exchange of 60,658 units. Massy Holdings lost 2 cents to end at $63.97 trading 3,000 stocks, National Flour Mills advanced 5 cents in ending at $2.40 in trading 108,623 stock units, One Caribbean Media remained at $4.50 with the swapping of 1,600 stocks. Republic Financial Holdings fell 46 cents in closing at $132.52, with 4,800 shares crossing the market, Scotiabank ended at $54.65 in switching 1,232 units, Trinidad & Tobago NGL remained at $13.50 trading 9,023 stocks. Unilever Caribbean remained at $16.33 after exchanging 9,100 shares and West Indian Tobacco fell 2 cents to close at $32.96, with 1,349 stocks changing hands.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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