Another day of slippage for JSE Markets

All markets of the Jamaica Stock Exchange dropped on Thursday, continuing the losses on Wednesday, following slippage in trading in the overall market compared with the prior day.
Trading ended with an exchange of 11,852,477 shares, down from 19,398,419 units on Wednesday, valued at $51.7 million down from $95.1 million on the previous day. Trading on the JSE USD market resulted in investors exchanging US$12,989 compared with US$19,364 on Wednesday.
At the close, the Combined Market Index dropped 1,059.23 points to 350,729.51, the All Jamaican Composite Index shed 1,290.43 points to end at 380,641.76, the JSE Main Index fell 784.27 points to 336,998.63, the Junior Market fell 35.38 points to 3,960.42 and the JSE US dollar market slipped 0.54 points to close at 222.93.
The market’s PE ratio ended at 23.1 based on 2021-22 earnings and 13.8 times those for 2022-23 at the close of trading.
Investors need pertinent information to successfully navigate many investment options in the local stock market. The PE ratio chart and the more detailed daily report charts provide investors with regularly updated information to help decision-making.
Investors should use the chart to help make rational investment decisions by investing in stocks close to the average for the sector and not going too far from it unless there are compelling reasons to do so. This approach helps to remove emotions from investment decisions and put in on fundamentals while at the same time not being too far from the majority of investors. Investors who buy when the price of a stock is close to the average will find that they are not inclined to overpay for a stock.
The PE Ratio chart covers all ordinary shares on the Jamaica Stock Exchange. It shows companies grouped on an industry basis, allowing easy comparisons between the same sector companies and the overall market.
The net asset value of each company is reported as a guide to assess the value of stocks based on this measure quickly. The chart also shows daily changes in stock prices and the percentage year to date price movement based on the last traded prices. Dividends payable and yields for each company are shown in the Main and Junior Markets’ daily report charts that show the closing volume for the bids and offers.
The EPS & PE ratios are based on 2021 and 2022 actual or projected earnings, excluding major one off items. The PE Ratio is the most popular measure used to determine the value of stocks.


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