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$16.7m shares traded on TTSE
Overall market activity resulted from trading in 11 securities of which two advanced, four declined and five traded firm. Trading activity on the First Tier Market registered a volume of 1,089,666 shares crossing the floor of the Exchange valued at $16,708,789.70. Guardian Holdings Ltd was the volume leader with 1,027,600 shares changing hands for a value of $15,082,000.96, followed by First Citizens Bank Ltd with a volume of 26,535 shares being traded for $1,008,560.75.
National Commercial Bank Jamaica Ltd contributed 20,000 shares with a value of $21,000, while Ansa McAL Ltd added 5,959 shares valued at $395,022.11. National Commercial Bank Jamaica Ltd enjoyed the day’s largest gain, increasing $0.05 to end the day at $1.05. Conversely, Guardian Holdings Ltd suffered the day’s greatest loss, falling $0.17 to close at $14.68.
Clico Investment Fund was the only active security on the Mutual Fund Market, posting a volume of 26,000 shares valued at $562,900. It remained at $21.65.