Sharp jump in trading on the JSE on Thursday

On a day of heavy trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, all three markets closed higher, with Barita Investments trading more than 1 million shares for a second consecutive day, with Thursday’s trade accounting for $138 million but JMMB Group 7.25% C share traded 175 million shares for $327 million followed but Productive Business Solutions preference share trading 119.5 units for a consideration of $166.7 million while Fesco led the Junior Market with 5.34 million units for $31 million.
Trading ended, with 207,798,795 shares changing hands, valued at $857.96 million, shares up from $451.73 million, with 49,206,449 shares traded in all markets on the previous day. The JSE USD market ended with the value of stocks traded at US$55,292 from US$17,599 on Wednesday
JSE Combined Index, a measure of the overall market, rallied 1,826.51 points to 372,351.61.
The All Jamaican Composite Index rose 1,658.74 points to 410,071.11, the JSE Main Index popped 1,851.88 points to 357,899.15, the Junior Market Index increased 10.66 points to 4,193.43 and the JSE USD market Index climbed 6.54 points to close 216.21.
The market’s PE ratio ended at 23.9 based on 2021-22 earnings and 12.4 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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