Guardian Holdings shot up $144 to $650

The Jamaican stock exchange main market bounced for a second day on Friday with Guardian Holdings surging $144 to close at $650 and the Junior Market and the JSE USD market index closed lower. The JSE Combined Index a measure of the overall market, rose 3,142.27 points to 386,014.00, with the volume and value of stocks traded rising sharply over Wednesday.  

Guardian Holdings jumps $144 to $650 on Friday.

Trading ended with 56,198,861 shares changing hands with a value of $288.6 million up from $266.5 million, versus 84,314,052 shares trading in the overall market on the prior day. The JSE USD market ended with the value of stocks traded at US$110,809.  
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index climbed 2,681.01 points to 423,550.33, the JSE Main Index jumped 3,601.11 points to close at 372,936.80, the Junior Market Index fell 24.99 points to close at 4,149.55 and the JSE USD market Index dropped 8.31 points to 199.97.
The market’s PE ratio ended at 23.2 based on 2021-22 earnings and 12.5 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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