T&TSE suffers declines on Wednesday

Market activity dropped sharply on Wednesday ended, with trading in 73 fewer shares worth 50 percent less than on Tuesday, resulting in more stocks falling than rising and the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange recording losses at the end.
At the close, 16 securities trade, down from 20 on Tuesday, with prices of four rising, seven declining and five remaining unchanged. The Composite Index fell 8.35 points to 1,336.60, the All T&T Index fell 1.66 points to 1,781.42 and the Cross-Listed Index dipped 2.06 points to 120.62.
At the close, 69,397 shares traded, for $4,069,853, down from 258,714 units at $8,205,655 on Tuesday.
An average of 4,337 units traded at $254,366 compared to 12,936 at $410,283 on Tuesday. For the month to date, an average of 9,257 units traded at $253,524 versus 11,385 units at $253,159. The average trade for March amounted to 12,610 units at $342,338.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close, Angostura Holdings declined 3 cents to $15.45 in switching ownership of 2,210 shares, Ansa Mcal dropped $2 to $54 trading 500 stock units, Clico Investment Fund declined 9 cents to $25.11 with an exchange of 1,005 stocks, First Citizens Bank rose 16 cents to $46.75, with 2,571 stocks clearing the market. Grace Kennedy dipped 5 cents to $4.90 in switching ownership of 675 stock units, Guardian Holdings climbed 40 cents to $26 with an exchange of 3,920 units, Massy Holdings closed at $64 with an exchange of 2,370 units. National Enterprises shed 5 cents to end at $2.95 after exchanging 10,400 units, National Flour Mills ended at $2.20 after exchanging 844 stock units, NCB Financial Group declined 29 cents to $8.21 while exchanging 250 stock units. Prestige Holdings fell 1 cent to $7.49 in clearing the market with 104 shares, Republic Financial Holdings closed at $132.01 after exchanging 24,293 stocks, Scotiabank closed at $54 in exchanging 1,950 stock units. Trinidad & Tobago NGL climbed 25 cents to $15, trading 17,227 shares, Trinidad Cement ended at $3 after exchanging 1,068 shares and Unilever Caribbean climbed 10 cents to $16.20, with 10 stocks crossing the market.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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