Jamaica Stocks higher in month end rally

Stock market trading closed with positive price movements as reflected in the gains recorded in the market indices except for a slight decline in the USD market. Recently listed, Dolla Financial seems to be finding an equilibrium price level as it closed 1 cent lower than the $2.92 on Tuesday; icreate created a buzz with the price reaching a record high of $4.70 in response to another acquisition announcement.

iCreate hits record high.

The market closed with the JSE Combined Index climbing 1,477.39 points to 396,901.64 while the All Jamaican Composite Index added 1,951.68 points to end at 438,886.15, the JSE Main Index gained 1,324.62 points to 383,033.41, the Junior Market index popped 26.55 points to 4,310.53 and the JSE USD market index lost 1.14 points to close at 217.56.
Investors exchanged 27,264,015 shares in all markets, with the value of stocks traded in the Main and Junior Markets ending at $339.2 million and in the JSE USD market, US$42,677.
The market’s PE ratio ended at 23.9 based on 2021-22 earnings and 13.2 times those for 2022-23 at the close of trading.
Investors need pertinent information to navigate many investment choices in the local stock market successfully. The ICInsider.com 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 take emotions out of the investment decision 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 ICInsider.com 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 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 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.
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