Caribbean Assurance Brokers up 73%

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Main and Junior Markets recorded mild declines for the year to the end of May, at the same time the Top 10 performing stocks all posted double digit gains with Caribbean Assurance Brokers landing a 73 percent increase to be the best performing stock in both markets.
Three of the top performing Main Market stocks migrated from the Junior Market, two this year and one at the end of May last year. Lasco Distributors ended as the best performing stock in the Main Market with a 44 percent gain, followed by Wigton Windfarms with 35 percent, with demand coming in to buy based on the removal of ownership restriction and General Accident another former Junior Market stock that migrated last year, up 34 percent, with profit reported in the 2023 audited accounts beating expectations and followed by 30 percent rise in the 2024 first quarter profit before taxation. First Rock gained 32 percent and Lasco Manufacturing with improved full year results over 2023 posted gains of 27 percent.
In the Main Market, Radio Jamaica is down 39 percent and Palace Amusement with a decline of 29 percent were the worst performers, the former reporting a loss for the nine months to December last year and Palace that came under selling pressure. Pulse Investment lost 19 percent and the Sagicor Group 15 percent.
In the Junior Market, Dolphin Cove is the second best performing stock with a gain of 37 percent based on improved profit and increased dividend payment and Blue Power is up 30 percent, ending as the number three winner, following improving profit. Honey Bun with improved full year and first half year results gained 23 percent followed by Derrimon Trading up 19 percent. Edufocal fell 48 percent to be the worst performing Junior Market stock followed by MFS Partners with a fall of 47 percent and CAC 2000 down 31 percent, following continued poor results. Also declining are Fontana down 22 percent and Limners and Bards had a fall of 21 percent
Helping the performance is a big jump in the volume and value of stocks traded in the Main Market with the Junior Market suffering from reduced trading compared with last year.

Gains for all JSE Markets

Rising stocks pushed the Jamaica Stock Exchange three markets higher on Friday to end the week, resulting in prices of 29 shares rising and 32 declining as the market closed with an increase in the number of stocks changing hands, with a higher value over the previous trading day after Guardian Holdings dropped $15 to be the leading price mover.
At the close of trading on Friday, the JSE Combined Market Index rallied 2,179.26 points to 334,640.14, the All Jamaican Composite Index slipped 158.45 points to close at 356,570.54, the JSE Main Index rose 2,061.91 points to end trading at 322,058.00. The Junior Market Index climbed 29.00 points to close at 3,717.69, after hitting 3760 points in the morning session and the JSE USD Market Index rose 2.09 points to end the day at 221.95.
At the close of trading, 25,075,060 shares were exchanged in all three markets, up from 24,103,951 units on Thursday, with the value of stocks traded on the Junior and Main markets amounted to $160.33 million, a fraction more than the $153 million on the previous trading day and the JSE USD market closed with an exchange of 36,637 shares for US$5,319 compared to 456,359 units at US$13,103 on Thursday.
In Main Market activity, Wigton Windfarm led trading with 7.43 million shares followed by Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 5.13 million units, GraceKennedy was next with 1.51 million shares, Sagicor Select Manufacturing & Distribution Fund closed with 1.46 million stock and JMMB 9.5% preference share with 1.23 million units.
In the Junior Market, Omni Industries was the leading traded stock with 2.45 million units, to be followed by Lasco Financial with 575,941 stock units and Dolla Financial with 569,701 units.
In the preference segment, no stock ended with a notable price change.
The market’s PE ratio, the most popular measure used to determine the value of stocks, ended at 21.4 based on 2023-24 earnings and 13.3 times those for 2024-25 at the close of trading. ICInsider.com PE ratio chart and the more detailed daily charts provide investors with regularly updated information to help decision-making.
The PE ratio chart covers all ordinary shares on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, grouped by industry, allowing for easy comparisons within a sector and the overall market. The EPS & PE ratios are based on 2023 and 2024 actual or projected earnings, excluding major one off items.
Pertinent information is required to navigate numerous investment options successfully in the stock market. The ICInsider.com PE ratio chart and the more detailed daily report charts provide investors with regularly updated information to help decision-making.
The chart should be used in making rational decisions when investing in stocks close to the average for the sector, not going too far from it unless there are compelling reasons to do so. This approach helps to remove emotions from investment decisions and place them 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 net asset value of each company is reported as a guide for investors to quickly assess the value of stocks based on this measure. The chart also shows daily changes in stock prices and the percentage year to date price movement based on the last traded prices.
Dividends paid or payable and yields for each company are shown in the Main and Junior Markets’ daily report charts, along with the closing volume of the highest bid and the lowest offer for each company.

More money poured into the JSE Markets

More funds chased after stocks on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Thursday as investors received far fewer shares for their money than the previous day, resulting in Main Market stocks pushing the market index higher at the close, with the Junior and the JSE USD markets closing moderately lower, resulting in prices of 26 shares rising and 32 declining.
At the close of trading, the JSE Combined Market Index climbed 1,158.09 points to 332,460.88, the All Jamaican Composite Index rallied 2,126.19 points to 356,728.99, the JSE Main Index jumped 1,388.74 points to 319,996.09. The Junior Market Index dipped 24.19 points to 3,688.69 and the JSE USD Market Index sank 0.15 points to cease trading at 219.86.
At the close of trading, 24,103,951 shares were exchanged in all three markets, down from 35,215,094 units on Wednesday, with the value of stocks traded on the Junior and Main markets amounted to $153 million, well over the $116.12 million on the previous trading day and the JSE USD market closed with an exchange of 456,359 shares for US$13,103 compared to 75,761 units at US$14,761 on Wednesday.
In Main Market activity, Transjamaican Highway led trading with 6.77 million shares followed by Carreras with 2.01 million units and Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 1.27 million stock units.
In Junior Market trading, Omni Industries led trading with 4.40 million shares followed by Dolla Financial with 692,171 units and Fontana with 631,273 stock units.
In the preference segment, Sygnus Credit Investments C10.5% slipped $16.86 and ended at $95.45
The market’s PE ratio, the most popular measure used to determine the value of stocks, ended at 21.5 on 2023-24 earnings and 13.2 times those for 2024-25 at the close of trading. ICInsider.com PE ratio chart and the more detailed daily charts provide investors with regularly updated information to help decision-making.
The PE ratio chart covers all ordinary shares on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, grouped by industry, allowing for easy comparisons within a sector and the overall market. The EPS & PE ratios are based on 2023 and 2024 actual or projected earnings, excluding major one off items.
Pertinent information is required to navigate numerous investment options successfully in the stock market. The ICInsider.com PE ratio chart and the more detailed daily report charts provide investors with regularly updated information to help decision-making.
The chart should be used in making rational decisions when investing in stocks close to the average for the sector, not going too far from it unless there are compelling reasons to do so. This approach helps to remove emotions from investment decisions and place them 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 net asset value of each company is reported as a guide for investors to quickly assess the value of stocks based on this measure. The chart also shows daily changes in stock prices and the percentage year to date price movement based on the last traded prices.
Dividends paid or payable and yields for each company are shown in the Main and Junior Markets’ daily report charts, along with the closing volume of the highest bid and the lowest offer for each company.

Junior Market bounces Main others steady

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The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange bounced back sharply at the close of trading on Wednesday as the Main and JSE USD markets slipped, with the number of stocks changing hands jumping, with a slightly higher value over the previous day, with newly listed Omni Industries accounting for close to half of the day’s volume, with the overall value of the trades rising over that on Tuesday and resulting in prices of 39 shares rising and 33 declining.
At the close of the market, the JSE Combined Market Index popped 542.32 points to 331,302.79, the All Jamaican Composite Index sank 1,772.18 points to 354,602.80, the JSE Main Index slipped 9.30 points to finish at 318,607.35. The Junior Market Index jumped 77.82 points to close trading at 3,712.88 and the JSE USD Market Index dipped by just  0.13 points to 220.01.
At the close of trading, 35,215,094 shares were exchanged in all three markets, up from 20,644,795 units on …day, with the value of stocks traded on the Junior and Main markets amounted to $116.12 million, compared to $112.91 million on the previous trading day and the JSE USD market closed with an exchange of 75,761 shares for US$14,761 compared to 89,247 units at US$3,105 on Tuesday.
In Main Market activity, Sagicor Select Financial Fund led trading with 2.13 million shares followed by Transjamaican Highway with 1.78 million units, Wigton Windfarm with 1.27 million stocks and Sygnus Credit Investments with 1.03 million shares.
In Junior Market trading, newly listed Omni Industries led trading with 15.80 million shares followed by Lasco Financial with 2.64 million units and Future Energy with 2.50 million stocks.
There were no preference shares with notable price changes.
The market’s PE ratio, the most popular measure used to determine the value of stocks, ended at 21.4 on 2023-24 earnings and 13.3 times those for 2024-25 at the close of trading. ICInsider.com PE ratio chart and the more detailed daily charts provide investors with regularly updated information to help decision-making.
The PE ratio chart covers all ordinary shares on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, grouped by industry, allowing for easy comparisons within a sector and the overall market. The EPS & PE ratios are based on 2023 and 2024 actual or projected earnings, excluding major one off items.
Pertinent information is required to navigate numerous investment options successfully in the stock market. The ICInsider.com PE ratio chart and the more detailed daily report charts provide investors with regularly updated information to help decision-making.
The chart should be used in making rational decisions when investing in stocks close to the average for the sector, not going too far from it unless there are compelling reasons to do so. This approach helps to remove emotions from investment decisions and place them 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 net asset value of each company is reported as a guide for investors to quickly assess the value of stocks based on this measure. The chart also shows daily changes in stock prices and the percentage year to date price movement based on the last traded prices.
Dividends paid or payable and yields for each company are shown in the Main and Junior Markets’ daily report charts, along with the closing volume of the highest bid and the lowest offer for each company.

Trading dipped on JSE as Omni lists

Shares of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, the latest initial public offer of stocks were listed on the Junior Market on Tuesday and jumped 30 percent in closing at $1.30, with investors trading 3.9 million shares declined in trading on Tuesday as the Junior Market declined. The Main market eked out a modest rise but the JSE USD market closed lower as trading ended with the number and the value of stocks changing hands falling, resulting in prices of 39 shares declining and 28 rising.
At the close of trading, the JSE Combined Market Index rose 189.22 points to close at 330,760.47, the All Jamaican Composite Index skidded 975.19 points to wrap up trading at 356,374.98, the JSE Main Index popped 526.71 points to end the day at 318,616.65. The Junior Market Index dropped 44.47 points to 3,635.06, with FESCO dropping in the morning session to a 52 weeks’ low of $2.50, with an average price of $2.90 and would have had a major pull on the index. The JSE USD Market Index fell 2.98 points to lock up trading at 220.14.
At the close of trading, 20,644,795 shares were exchanged in all three markets, down from 35,226,914 units on Monday, with the value of stocks traded on the Junior and Main markets amounting to $112.91 million, well below the $192.21, million on the previous trading day and the JSE USD market closed with an exchange of 89,247 shares for US$3,105 compared to 147,490 units at US$59,542 on Monday.
In Main Market activity, Palace Amusement led trading with 1.72 million shares followed by Sagicor Select Manufacturing & Distribution Fund with 1.56 million units and Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 1.47 million stocks.
In Junior Market trading, Omni Industries led trading with 3.90 million shares followed by Future Energy with 1.33 million units, then Dolla Financial with 1.15 million shares and Fosrich with 1.04 million units.
In the preference segment, 138 Student Living preference share dipped $28.18 and ended at $159.70 with investors swapping 46 units and Sygnus Credit Investments C10.5% lost $2.69 to finish at $112.31
The market’s PE ratio, the most popular measure used to determine the value of stocks, ended at 21.1 on 2023-24 earnings and 13.2 times those for 2024-25 at the close of trading. ICInsider.com PE ratio chart and the more detailed daily charts provide investors with regularly updated information to help decision-making.
The PE ratio chart covers all ordinary shares on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, grouped by industry, allowing for easy comparisons within a sector and the overall market. The EPS & PE ratios are based on 2023 and 2024 actual or projected earnings, excluding major one off items.
Pertinent information is required to navigate numerous investment options successfully in the stock market. The ICInsider.com PE ratio chart and the more detailed daily report charts provide investors with regularly updated information to help decision-making.
The chart should be used in making rational decisions when investing in stocks close to the average for the sector, not going too far from it unless there are compelling reasons to do so. This approach helps to remove emotions from investment decisions and place them 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 net asset value of each company is reported as a guide for investors to quickly assess the value of stocks based on this measure. The chart also shows daily changes in stock prices and the percentage year to date price movement based on the last traded prices.
Dividends paid or payable and yields for each company are shown in the Main and Junior Markets’ daily report charts, along with the closing volume of the highest bid and the lowest offer for each company.

Decline for JSE markets

Falling prices pushed down all three Jamaica Stock Exchange markets in trading on Monday as trading ended with the number and value of stocks changing hands rising over the previous trading day, resulting in prices of 44 shares falling and only 22 rising.
At the close of trading, the JSE Combined Market Index dropped 2,762.38 points to 330,571.24, the All Jamaican Composite Index dived 3,400.86 points to 357,350.17, the JSE Main Index sank 2,739.68 points to 318,089.94. The Junior Market Index lost 19.53 points to conclude trading at 3,679.53 and the JSE USD Market Index dipped 0.93 points to wrap up trading at 223.12.
At the close of trading, 35,226,914 shares were exchanged in all three markets, up from 32,074,516 units on Friday, with the value of stocks traded on the Junior and Main markets amounted to $192.21 million, well above the $108.76 million on the previous trading day and the JSE USD market closed with an exchange of 147,490 shares for US$59,542 compared to 20,041 units at US$2,072 on Friday.
In Main Market activity, Wigton Windfarm led trading with 8.40 million shares followed by JMMB 9.5% preference share with 5.63 million units, Sagicor Select Financial Fund closed with 4.89 million stock units, Sagicor Select Manufacturing & Distribution Fund traded 2.47 million units, Palace Amusement ended with 1.58 million shares and Transjamaican Highway with 1.33 million units.
In Junior Market trading, JFP Ltd led trading with 981,369 shares followed by Express Catering with 676,059 units and Derrimon Trading with 495,470 shares.
In the preference segment, no stocks closed with a notable price change.
The market’s PE ratio, the most used measure to determine the value of stocks, ended at 21.3 on 2023-24 earnings and 13.3 times those for 2024-25 at the close of trading. ICInsider.com PE ratio chart and the more detailed daily charts provide regularly updated information to help decision-making.
The PE ratio chart covers all ordinary shares on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, grouped by industry, allowing for easy comparisons within a sector and the overall market. The EPS & PE ratios are based on 2023 and 2024 actual or projected earnings, excluding major one off items.
Pertinent information is required to navigate numerous investment options successfully in the stock market. The ICInsider.com PE ratio chart and the more detailed daily report charts provide investors with regularly updated information to help decision-making.
The chart should be used in making rational decisions when investing in stocks close to the average for the sector, not going too far from it unless there are compelling reasons to do so. This approach helps to remove emotions from investment decisions and place them 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 net asset value of each company is reported as a guide for investors to quickly assess the value of stocks based on this measure. The chart also shows daily changes in stock prices and the percentage year to date price movement based on the last traded prices.
Dividends paid or payable and yields for each company are shown in the Main and Junior Markets’ daily report charts, along with the closing volume of the highest bid and the lowest offer for each company.

Transjamaican & Wigton dominate JSE trading

Transjamaican Highway dominated trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange with nearly 17 million shares followed by Wigton Windfarm with 8 million units as trading on Friday exceeded Thursday’s outturn as investors moved the Main Market higher, as the Junior Market and the JSE USD market closed lower and resulting in prices of 31 shares rising and 32 declining.
At the close of trading, the JSE Combined Market Index dropped 1,091.82 points to 333,333.62, the All Jamaican Composite Index popped 409.02 points to 360,751.03, the JSE Main Index sank 854.79 points to 320,829.62. The Junior Market fell 39.08 points to 3,699.06 and the JSE USD Market Index dipped 0.14 points to close at 224.05.
At the close of trading, 32,074,516 shares were exchanged in all three markets, up from 16,806,355 units on Thursday, with the value of stocks traded on the Junior and Main markets amounted to $108.76 million, well above the $46.99 million on the previous trading day and the JSE USD market closed with an exchange of a mere 20,041 shares for US$2,072 compared to 238,919 units at US$7,681 on Thursday.
In Main Market activity, Transjamaican Highway led trading with 16.87 million shares followed by Wigton Windfarm with 7.92 million stock units and JMMB Group 7.35% – 2028 with 832,520 units.
In Junior Market trading, Fosrich led trading with 1.15 million shares followed by Dolla Financial with 763,547 units and Spur Tree Spices with 534,396 shares.
In the preference segment, Sygnus Credit Investments C10.5% increased $5 and ended at $115.
The market’s PE ratio, the most popular measure used to determine the value of stocks, ended at 21.3 on 2023-24 earnings and 13.5. times those for 2024-25 at the close of trading. ICInsider.com PE ratio chart and the more detailed daily charts provide investors with regularly updated information to help decision-making.
The PE ratio chart covers all ordinary shares on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, grouped by industry, allowing for easy comparisons within a sector and the overall market. The EPS & PE ratios are based on 2023 and 2024 actual or projected earnings, excluding major one off items.
Pertinent information is required to navigate numerous investment options successfully in the stock market. The ICInsider.com PE ratio chart and the more detailed daily report charts provide investors with regularly updated information to help decision-making.
The chart should be used in making rational decisions when investing in stocks close to the average for the sector, not going too far from it unless there are compelling reasons to do so. This approach helps to remove emotions from investment decisions and place them 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 net asset value of each company is reported as a guide for investors to quickly assess the value of stocks based on this measure. The chart also shows daily changes in stock prices and the percentage year to date price movement based on the last traded prices.
Dividends paid or payable and yields for each company are shown in the Main and Junior Markets’ daily report charts, along with the closing volume of the highest bid and the lowest offer for each company.

All JSE markets rise on Thursday

The markets all rose at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Thursday, as the volume and value of stocks changed hands falling below Wednesday’s levels and resulting in prices of 36 shares rising and 30 declining.
At the close of the market, the JSE Combined Market Index bounced 2,437.84 points to 334,425.44, the All Jamaican Composite Index jumped 2,623.72 points to 360,342.01, the JSE Main Index climbed 2,321.13 points to 321,684.41. The Junior Market Index popped 30.53 points to conclude trading at 3,738.14 and the JSE USD Market Index rose 2.43 points to wrap-up trading at 224.19.
At the close of trading, 16,806,355 shares were exchanged in all three markets, down from 18,375,177 units on Wednesday, with the value of stocks traded on the Junior and Main markets amounted to $46.99 million, well below the $85.87 million on the previous trading day and the JSE USD market closed with an exchange of 238,919 shares for US$7,681 compared to 552,161 units at US$14,011 on Wednesday.
In Main Market activity, Wigton Windfarm led trading with 7.97 million shares followed by Transjamaican Highway with 2.02 million units and Lasco Distributors with 242,507 shares.
In Junior Market trading, Lasco Financial led trading with 1.38 million shares followed by Dolla Financial with 1.24 million stocks and Future Energy with 378,131 units.
In the preference segment, Jamaica Public Service 7% advanced $3.50 to $45.
The market’s PE ratio, the most popular measure used to determine the value of stocks, ended at 21.2 on 2023-24 earnings and 13.4 times those for 2024-25 at the close of trading. ICInsider.com PE ratio chart and the more detailed daily charts provide investors with regularly updated information to help decision-making.
The PE ratio chart covers all ordinary shares on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, grouped by industry, allowing for easy comparisons within a sector and the overall market. The EPS & PE ratios are based on 2023 and 2024 actual or projected earnings, excluding major one off items.
Pertinent information is required to navigate numerous investment options successfully in the stock market. The ICInsider.com PE ratio chart and the more detailed daily report charts provide investors with regularly updated information to help decision-making.
The chart should be used in making rational decisions when investing in stocks close to the average for the sector, not going too far from it unless there are compelling reasons to do so. This approach helps to remove emotions from investment decisions and place them 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 net asset value of each company is reported as a guide for investors to quickly assess the value of stocks based on this measure. The chart also shows daily changes in stock prices and the percentage year to date price movement based on the last traded prices.
Dividends paid or payable and yields for each company are shown in the Main and Junior Markets’ daily report charts, along with the closing volume of the highest bid and the lowest offer for each company.

Trading rose on Jamaica Stock Exchange

The Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange rose at the close of trading on Wednesday, with the Junior Market declining by a few points and the JSE USD market suffered a big percentage fall as trading ended with the number of stocks changing hands falling, with the value of stocks traded jumping sharply over the previous trading day, resulting in prices of 27 shares rising and 42 declining.
At the close of trading, the JSE Combined Market Index climbed 1,324.21 points to 331,987.60, the All Jamaican Composite Index shed 1,046.83 points to 357,718.29, the JSE Main Index gained 1,447.87 points to close trading at 319,363.28. The Junior Market Index slipped 9.15 points to end the day at 3,707.61 and the JSE USD Market Index dropped 9.12 points or 4 percent to conclude trading at 221.76.
At the close of trading, 18,375,177 shares were exchanged in all three markets, up from 17,868,565 units on Tuesday, with the value of stocks traded on the Junior and Main markets amounted to $85.87 million, above the $69.07 million on the previous trading day and the JSE USD market closed with an exchange of 552,161 shares for US$14,011 up from 1,188,623 units at US$36,705 on Tuesday.
In Main Market activity, Transjamaican Highway led trading with 3.43 million shares followed by Wigton Windfarm with 1.68 million stocks and Scotia Group with 360,975 units, ahead of second quarter results due Thursday.
In the Junior Market, Limners and Bards led trading with 4.30 million shares followed by Future Energy with 1.92 million stocks and Dolla Financial with 1.54 million units.
In the preference segment, Productive Business Solutions 10.5% preference share advanced $90 in closing at $1,200.
The market’s PE ratio, the most popular measure used to determine the value of stocks, ended at 21.1 on 2023-24 earnings and 13.3 times those for 2024-25 at the close of trading. ICInsider.com PE ratio chart and the more detailed daily charts provide investors with regularly updated information to help decision-making.
The PE ratio chart covers all ordinary shares on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, grouped by industry, allowing for easy comparisons within a sector and the overall market. The EPS & PE ratios are based on 2023 and 2024 actual or projected earnings, excluding major one off items.
Pertinent information is required to navigate numerous investment options successfully in the stock market. The ICInsider.com PE ratio chart and the more detailed daily report charts provide investors with regularly updated information to help decision-making.
The chart should be used in making rational decisions when investing in stocks close to the average for the sector, not going too far from it unless there are compelling reasons to do so. This approach helps to remove emotions from investment decisions and place them 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 net asset value of each company is reported as a guide for investors 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 paid or payable and yields for each company are shown in the Main and Junior Markets’ daily report charts, along with the closing volume of the highest bid and the lowest offer for each company.

All JSE markets fall to start the month

All three markets pulled back at the start of June on a negative note following a big jump to close out May on the Jamaica Stock Exchange that declined at the close of trading on Monday and ended with the number of stocks and the value changing hands falling well below trading on the previous trading day, resulting in prices of 30 shares rising and 44 declining.
At the close of the market, the JSE Combined Market Index declined 1,439.06 points to 334,355.64, the All Jamaican Composite Index shed 859.63 points to end at 360,164.37, the JSE Main Index lost 983.38 points to end at 321,414.32. The Junior Market Index dived 71.22 points to finish at 3,765.28 and the JSE USD Market Index declined 8.50 points to cease trading at 230.85.
At the close of trading, 17,841,602 shares were exchanged in all three markets, down from 39,310,528 units on Friday, with the value of stocks traded on the Junior and Main markets amounted to $83.02 million, well below the $175.75 million on the previous trading day and the JSE USD market closed with an exchange of 110,971 shares for US$24,393 compared to 267,704 units at US$11,973 on Friday.
In Main Market activity, Transjamaican Highway led trading with 4.72 million shares followed by Wigton Windfarm with 2.36 million stock units, Sagicor Real Estate Fund with 1.92 million units and JMMB 9.5% preference share with 1.18 million units.
In the Junior Market, Limners and Bards led trading with 1.06 million shares followed by Dolla Financial with 867,867 units and Caribbean Assurance Brokers with 494,204 stocks.
In the preference segment, Eppley 7.75% preference share popped $1.50 to $20, Jamaica Public Service 7% shed $7.20 to close at $40.79 and 138 Student Living preference share climbed $5 and ended at $190.
The market’s PE ratio, the most popular measure used to determine the value of stocks, ended at 21.4 on 2023-24 earnings and 13.5 times those for 2024-25 at the close of trading. ICInsider.com PE ratio chart and the more detailed daily charts provide investors with regularly updated information to help decision-making.
The PE ratio chart covers all ordinary shares on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, grouped by industry, allowing for easy comparisons within a sector and the overall market. The EPS & PE ratios are based on 2023 and 2024 actual or projected earnings, excluding major one off items.
Pertinent information is required to navigate numerous investment options successfully in the stock market. The ICInsider.com PE ratio chart and the more detailed daily report charts provide investors with regularly updated information to help decision-making.
The chart should be used in making rational decisions when investing in stocks close to the average for the sector, not going too far from it unless there are compelling reasons to do so. This approach helps to remove emotions from investment decisions and place them 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 net asset value of each company is reported as a guide for investors to quickly assess the value of stocks based on this measure. The chart also shows daily changes in stock prices and the percentage year to date price movement based on the last traded prices.
Dividends paid or payable and yields for each company are shown in the Main and Junior Markets’ daily report charts, along with the closing volume of the highest bid and the lowest offer for each company.

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