Trading activity rises on JSE Main Market

Trading climbed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market on Friday, with a 220 percent jump in the volume of stocks traded and a more moderate rise of 39 percent in value compared to Thursday’s activities, with trading in 57 securities up from 55 on Thursday, with prices of 16 stocks rising, 20 declining and 21 ending unchanged, and ending with the market index dropping.
JMMB Group and Pulse Investments traded at intraday 52 weeks’ low of $21.90 and $1.34 respectively.
The market closed with an exchange of 26,181,772 shares for $59,057,741 compared with 8,176,004 units at $42,458,252 on Thursday.
Trading averaged 459,329 shares at $1,036,101 up from 148,655 units at $771,968 on Thursday and month to date, an average of 1,182,094 units at $11,365,796 down from 1,276,584 stocks at $12,716,237 on the prior day and June with an average of 246,425 units at $1,945,941.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 11.73 million shares for 45.1 percent of total volume followed by Palace Amusement with 10.10 million units for 38.9 percent of the day’s trade and Sagicor Select Manufacturing & Distribution Fund with 1.63 million units for 6.3 percent of the day’s trade.
The All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 439.53 points to end the day at 357,690.12, the JSE Main Index fell 675.66 points to close at 318,897.75 and the JSE Financial Index fell 0.06 points to cease trading at 67.31.
The Main Market ended trading with an average PE Ratio of 13.9. The JSE Main and USD Market PE ratios are based on last traded prices and earnings forecasts by ICInsider.com for companies with the financial year ending around August 2025.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and five with lower offers.
At the close of market activity, AS Bryden fell $1 to $37 as investors exchanged 8,526 stock units, Barita Investments climbed 60 cents and ended at $74.60, with 2,780 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cement rose $2.39 to close at $64.50 after an exchange of 4,141 units. Eppley rallied $3.67 to finish at $38.67 with a transfer of 7,149 stocks, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund sank $3.38 in closing at $37.60 with investors swapping 6 shares, GraceKennedy popped 41 cents to end at $73.99 in an exchange of 12,024 units. Guardian Holdings declined $10.99 to $349 with investors trading 77 stocks, Jamaica Stock Exchange advanced 95 cents to end at $11.50 in an exchange of 1,630 stock units, Massy Holdings shed $7.90 in closing at $80 with traders dealing in 3,146 shares. MPC Caribbean Clean Energy increased $18 and ended at $108 after an exchange of 14 stock units, NCB Financial gained 79 cents to finish at $57.89 after 25,247 stocks passed through the market, Pan Jamaica rose $1.78 to close at $49.30 after a transfer of 3,442 units. Proven Investments dropped 88 cents to $19.07 with investors trading 2,528 shares, Seprod sank 90 cents to close at $79, with 1,896 stocks crossing the exchange and Sygnus Credit Investments slipped $1.04 to end at $10.95 in trading 10,154 units.
In the preference segment, Jamaica Public Service 9.5% lost $1 in closing at $2,699 after 51 stock units were exchanged and Sygnus Credit Investments C10.5% dipped $2 and ended at $108, with 2,659 shares crossing the market.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Main & Junior Market fall USD market rises

The Main and Junior markets of the Jamaica Stock Exchange declined in trading on Friday with the JSE USD market closing moderately higher as trading ended with the number and value of stocks changing hands falling, from the previous trading day, resulting in prices of 25 shares rising and 31 declining.
At the close of trading, the JSE Combined Market Index climbed 892.58 points to 331,646.99, the All Jamaican Composite Index slipped 439.53 points to end at 357,690.12, the JSE Main Index dipped 675.66 points to end at 318,897.75. The Junior Market Index dropped 34.68 points to 3,722.15 and the JSE USD Market Index rallied 0.37 points to close trading at 224.94.
At the close of trading, 33,157,102 shares were exchanged in all three markets, down from 66,615,941 units on Thursday, with the value of stocks traded on the Junior and Main markets amounted to just $63.58 million, well below the $168.55 million on the previous trading day and the JSE USD market closed with an exchange of 269,334 shares for US$34,981 compared to 222,252 units at US$66,982 on Thursday.
In Main Market activity, Wigton Windfarm led trading with 11.73 million shares followed by Palace Amusement with 10.10 million units and Sagicor Select Manufacturing & Distribution Fund with 1.63 million stocks.
In Junior Market trading, Dolla Financial led trading with 2.49 million shares followed by Stationery and Office Supplies with 1.34 million units and Omni Industries with 1.05 million stocks.
In the preference segment, Jamaica Public Service 9.5% lost $1 in closing at $2,699 and Sygnus Credit Investments C10.5% dipped $2 and ended at $108.
The market’s PE ratio, the most popular measure used to value stocks, ended at 20.3 on 2023-24 earnings and 13.8 times those for 2024-25 at the close of trading. ICInsider.com PE ratio chart and 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 more detailed daily 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.

Gains for JSE Main Market on Thursday

Trading sank well below the previous day’s levels on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market on Thursday, with the volume of stocks traded declining 55 percent with the value plunging 73 percent lower than on Wednesday, with trading in 55 securities compared with 57 on Wednesday, with prices of 19 rising, 18 declining and 18 ending unchanged.
The market closed on Thursday with 8,176,004 shares being traded for $42,458,252 compared to 17,985,127 units at $154,395,179 on Wednesday.
Trading averaged 148,655 shares at $771,968 compared to 315,529 units at $2,708,687 on Wednesday and for the month to date, an average of 1,276,584 stock units at $12,716,237 compared with 1,439,408 units at $14,440,476 on the previous day and June with an average of 246,425 units at $1,945,941.
Sagicor Select Financial Fund led trading with 2.56 million shares for 31.3 percent of total volume followed by Caribbean Producers with 2.45 million stocks for 29.9 percent of the day’s trade and Wigton Windfarm with 977,128 units for 12 percent market share.
The All Jamaican Composite Index advanced 1,003.17 points to settle at 358,129.65, the JSE Main Index rallied 1,098.84 points to close at 319,573.41 and the JSE Financial Index added 0.40 points to end at 67.37.
The Main Market ended trading with an average PE Ratio of 14. The JSE Main and USD Market PE ratios are based on last traded prices and earnings forecasts by ICInsider.com for companies with the financial year ending around August 2025.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows eight stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close of trading, AS Bryden rallied $1.98 and ended at $38 in switching ownership of 13,248 stock units, Barita Investments popped 40 cents to $74, with 4,300 shares crossing the market, Caribbean Cement skidded $2.09 to finish at $62.11 in trading 6,297 stocks. Eppley fell 50 cents to close at $35 with 7,702 units crossing the exchange, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund climbed $3.88 in closing at $40.98 with traders dealing in 34 stocks, Jamaica Stock Exchange sank 54 cents to end at $10.55 in an exchange of 10,687 shares. JMMB Group dropped 50 cents to $23.39, with 54,461 units crossing the market, Key Insurance rose 40 cents to $2.05 with investors dealing in 1,360 stock units, Massy Holdings gained $1.90 and ended at $87.90 after closing after an exchange of 1,310 shares. MPC Caribbean Clean Energy advanced $2 to finish at $90 as investors exchanged 20 stocks, NCB Financial sank 78 cents to close at $57.10 with a transfer of 27,346 units, Proven Investments increased 95 cents to end at $19.95 after an exchange of 296 stock units and Scotia Group climbed $1.46 to $45.46, with 2,256 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

tTech the second takeover for the week

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tTech now follows Caribbean Producer in a shift in ownership to a third party, when today 52 million or 49 percent of the listed shares of the company were traded on the exchange as the Main Market and Junior markets of the Jamaica Stock Exchange recovered loss grounds at the close on Thursday the JSE USD market declined after the market closed with a moderately higher volume and value of stocks changing hands compared with Wednesday, resulting in prices of 31 shares rising and 34 declining.
At the close of trading on Thursday, the JSE Combined Market Index rallied 1,303.95 points to 332,539.57, the All Jamaican Composite Index popped 1,003.17 points to 358,129.65 and the JSE Main Index climbed by 1,098.84 points to end the day at 319,573.41. The Junior Market Index rose 35.57 points to finish at 3,756.8 and the JSE USD Market Index skidded 6.88 points to end the day at 224.57.
At the close of trading, 66,615,941 shares were exchanged in all three markets, up from 27,362,023 units on Tuesday, with the value of stocks traded on the Junior and Main markets amounted to $168.55 million, below the $175.39 million on the previous trading day and the JSE USD market closed with an exchange of 222,252 shares for US$66,982 compared to 448,485 units at US$18,478 on Wednesday.
In Main Market activity, Sagicor Select Financial Fund led trading with 2.56 million shares followed by Caribbean Producers with 2.45 million units and Wigton Windfarm with 977,128 stocks.
In Junior Market trading, tTech led trading with 52.01 million shares followed by Jamaican Teas with 3.01 million stocks and iCreate with 553,176 units.
In the preference segment, no stock traded with a notable price change.
The market’s PE ratio, the most popular measure used to value stocks, ended at 20.5 on 2023-24 earnings and 13.9 times those for 2024-25 at the close of trading. ICInsider.com PE ratio chart and 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 more detailed daily 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.

Markets’ trades drop back on Wednesday

Trading fell back to more recent normal levels on the Jamaica Stock Exchange declined on Wednesday following the big 45 percent acquisition of Caribbean Producers’ shareholding on Tuesday resulting in all markets closing lower as the volume and the value of stocks traded, pulled back sharply ended with prices of just 26 shares rising and 44 declining.
At the close of trading, the JSE Combined Market Index shed 423.64 points to close at 331,235.62, the All Jamaican Composite Index skidded 225.66 points to wrap up trading at 357,126.48, the JSE Main Index rose 203.31 points to lock up trading at 318,474.57. The Junior Market Index sank 87.25 points to wrap-up trading at 3,721.26 and the JSE USD Market Index fell 7.18 points to conclude trading at 231.45.
At the close of trading, 27,362,023 shares were exchanged in all three markets, up from the Caribbean Producers boosted 505,129,200 units on Tuesday, with the value of stocks traded on the Junior and Main markets amounted to $175.39 million, well below the $5.2 billion on the previous trading day and the JSE USD market closed with an exchange of 448,485 shares for US$18,478 compared to 331,393 units at US$15,388 on Tuesday.
In Main Market activity, Transjamaican Highway led trading with 5.49 million shares followed by Wigton Windfarm with 4.45 million stocks, Innovative Energy Group Ltd ended with 1.93 million units, Caribbean Producers had trading of 1.24 million units, Carreras closed with 1.21 million shares and GraceKennedy with 1.06 million units.
In Junior Market trading, Future Energy led trading with 3.03 million shares followed by Omni Industries with 1.36 million units and Indies Pharma with 972,611 stocks.
In the preference segment, no stock was traded with a notable price change.
The market’s PE ratio, the most popular measure used to value stocks, ended at 20.1 on 2023-24 earnings and 13.7 times those for 2024-25 at the close of trading. ICInsider.com PE ratio chart and 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 more detailed daily 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.

CPJ pushes Jamaica Stock Exchange trading

The Main Market listed Caribbean Producers dominated trading of the Jamaica Stock Exchange with 492.77 million shares valued at $5.17 billion with AS Bryan announcing an acquisition of 44.8 percent of the company, with the intention in the future to acquire majority control. Tuesday’s acquisition makes them the largest shareholders of the company and helped to push the Main market slightly lower at the close on Tuesday as the Junior Market JSE USD market closed moderately higher as trading ended with the number and value of stocks changing hands jumping sharply over the previous trading day, resulting in prices of 29 shares rising and 30 declining.
At the close of trading, the JSE Combined Market Index slipped 98.55 points to close at 331,659.26, the All Jamaican Composite Index popped 58.72 points to end at 357,352.14, the JSE Main Index declined 315.16 points to 318,271.26. The Junior Market Index rallied 28.67 points to 3,808.51 and the JSE USD Market Index rose 0.15 points to 238.63.
At the close of trading, 505,129,200 shares were exchanged in all three markets, up from 7,306,298 units on Monday, with the value of stocks traded on the Junior and Main markets amounted to $5.2 billion, well over the $38.49 million on the previous trading day and the JSE USD market closed with an exchange of 331,393 shares for US$15,388 compared to 250,977 units at US$20,236 on Monday.
In Main Market activity, Caribbean Producers led trading with 492.77 million shares followed by Transjamaican Highway with 1.49 million stocks sand Wigton Windfarm with 798,214 units.
In Junior Market trading, EduFocal led trading with 5.21 million shares followed by Derrimon Trading with 741,995 stocks and the recently listed Omni Industries with 512,520 units.
In the preference segment, Sygnus Credit Investments C10.5% rose $2 to close at $110.
The market’s PE ratio, the most popular measure used to value stocks, ended at 21.1 on 2023-24 earnings and 14.1 times those for 2024-25 at the close of trading. ICInsider.com PE ratio chart and 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 more detailed daily 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.

Slow post-Beryl trading recovery

The volume of stocks traded on the Jamaica Stock Exchange declined on Monday but with a higher value compared with Friday as trading on the Junior Market dropped but rose in the Main market resulting in moderate slippage in both markets. JSE USD market closed moderately higher as trading picked up from Friday, with trading in the overall market resulting in prices of 29 stocks rising and 32 declining.
At the close of trading on Monday, the JSE Combined Market Index rose 754.50 points to 331,757.81, the All Jamaican Composite Index dipped 103.99 points to close at  357,293.42, the JSE Main Index fell 670.12 points to end trading at 318,586.42. The Junior Market Index fell 15.95 points to 3,779.84 and the JSE USD Market Index rallied 3.93 points to end the day at 238.48.
At the close of trading, 7,306,298 shares were exchanged in all three markets, down from 15,522,492 units on Friday, with the value of stocks traded on the Junior and Main markets amounted to $38.49 million, worth more than the mere $27.85 million on the previous trading day and the JSE USD market closed with an exchange of 250,977 shares for US$20,236 compared to 52,744 units at US$1,293 on Friday.
In Main Market activity, Transjamaican Highway led trading with 2.51 million shares followed by Sagicor Select Manufacturing & Distribution Fund with 500,799 units and Wigton Windfarm after an exchange of 316,910 stocks.
In Junior Market trading, iCreate led trading with 302,647 shares followed by One Great Studio with an exchange of 293,060 units and Regency Petroleum with 266,994 stocks.
In the preference segment, no stock traded with a notable price change.
The market’s PE ratio, the most popular measure used to value stocks, ended at 20.4 on 2023-24 earnings and 13.9 times those for 2024-25 at the close of trading. ICInsider.com PE ratio chart and 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 more detailed daily 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.

Depressed Main Market trading

Trading remained low on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market at the close of the market on Friday, two days the following the closure of trading on Wednesday, with passage of Hurricane Beryl that affected the island. The volume of stocks traded declined 21 percent and the value rose 34 percent more than on Thursday, with trading in 50 securities similar to activity on Thursday, with prices of 18 stocks rising, 17 declining and 15 ending unchanged with Pulse Investments trading at a 52 weeks’ low of $1.41.
The market closed with 2,858,995 shares trading for just $16,546,674 compared with 3,640,057 units at just $12,309,649 on Thursday, the day the market reopened  following the passage of the hurricane Beryl on  Wednesday.
Trading averaged 57,180 shares at $330,933 compared to 72,801 units at $246,193 on Thursday and month to date, an average of 137,808 units at $577,977 compared with 162,241 stocks at $652,838 on the previous day and June that closed with an average of 246,425 units at $1,945,941.
Transjamaican Highway led trading with 1.56 million shares for 54.6 percent of total volume followed by Wigton Windfarm with 378,147 units for 13.2 percent of the day’s trade and Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 250,108 units for 8.7 percent market share.
The All Jamaican Composite Index sank 2,298.32 points to 357,397.41, the JSE Main Index dropped 1,249.94 points to end at 319,256.54 and the JSE Financial Index lost 0.19 points to 67.15.
The Main Market ended trading with an average PE Ratio of 14.8. The JSE Main and USD Market PE ratios are based on last traded prices and earnings forecast by ICInsider.com for companies with the financial year ending around August 2025.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 13 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, AS Bryden increased $1.50 to close at $37.50 with investors trading 15 shares, Caribbean Cement climbed $2.99 to $64.99 with an exchange of 67,932 stock units, Caribbean Producers rose 40 cents in closing at $10, with 121,070 units crossing the market. Carreras rallied 42 cents to end at $9.70 in switching ownership of 17,684 Astocks, GraceKennedy slipped 50 cents and ended at $73.50 with investors dealing in 6,249 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange sank $1.64 to finish at $10.26 as 50 stocks passed through the market. JMMB Group skidded $1.07 and ended at $23.41 as investors exchanged 742 shares, Pan Jamaica fell $2.94 to $47 after 800 stock units changed hands, Sagicor Group lost 50 cents in closing at $40 in an exchange of 15,013 shares. Scotia Group popped 50 cents to close at $45.50 and closed with an exchange of 8,599 units, Stanley Motta advanced 44 cents to end at $5.96 in trading 1,310 stocks, Sygnus Credit Investments gained 97 cents to finish at $12.02 with 902 stock units crossing the market and Sygnus Real Estate Finance dropped $1.15 and ended at $9.50 with investors swapping 720 shares.
In the preference segment, 138 Student Living preference share rose $3 to $200 with just 2 stock units crossing the exchange.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Trading picks up on Jamaica Stock Exchange

Trading picked up over the depressed post Hurricane Beryl activity on Thursday with the volume and value of stock changing hands and climbing above the measly volume and value passing through the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Wednesday, resulting in prices of 28 shares rising and 26 declining, with all three market suffering losses at the close.
At the close of trading on Friday, the JSE Combined Market Index dropped 1,331.89 points to 332,512.31, the All Jamaican Composite Index sank by 2,298.32 points to 357,397.41, the JSE Main Index dropped 1,249.94 points to  close at 319,256.54. The Junior Market Index shed 19.10 points to finish at 3,795.79 and the JSE USD Market Index lost 0.93 points to wrap-up trading at 234.55.
At the close of trading, 15,522,492 shares were exchanged in all three markets, up from 7,212,044 units on Thursday, with the value of stocks traded on the Junior and Main markets amounted to $27.85 million, well over the mere $18.27 million on the previous trading day and the JSE USD market closed with an exchange of 52,744 shares for US$1,293 compared to 6,543 units at US$244 on Thursday.
In Main Market activity, Transjamaican Highway led trading with 1.56 million shares followed by Wigton Windfarm with 378,147 stock units and Sagicor Select Financial Fund with just 250,108 units.
In Junior Market trading, EduFocal led trading with 8.57 million shares followed by Lasco Financial with 1.55 million units and iCreate with 630,506 stocks.
In the preference segment, 138 Student Living preference share rose $3 to $200.
The market’s PE ratio, the most popular measure used to value stocks, ended at 20.3 on 2023-24 earnings and 13.7 times those for 2024-25 at the close of trading. ICInsider.com PE ratio chart and 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 more detailed daily 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.

Gains for JSE Main Market stocks

Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market ended on Thursday, with the volume of stocks traded declining 77 percent and the value 78 percent less than on Tuesday, with trading in 50 securities compared with 51 on Tuesday, with prices of 17 stocks rising, 18 declining and 15 ending unchanged with Radio Jamaica trading at an intraday low 52 weeks’ low of 80 cents before bouncing back at the close.
The market closed with 3,640,057 shares being traded for $12,309,649 compared with 15,743,476 units at $55,749,401 on Tuesday.
Trading averaged 72,801 shares at $246,193 compared to 308,696 units at $1,093,126 on Tuesday and month to date, an average of 162,241 stock units at $652,838 compared with 201,128 units at $829,641 on the previous trading day and June with an average of 246,425 units at $1,945,941.
Radio Jamaica led trading with 1.10 million shares for 30.1 percent of total volume followed by Transjamaican Highway with 791,444 units for 21.7 percent of the day’s trade and JMMB 9.5% preference share with 563,793 stocks for 15.5 percent market share.
The All Jamaican Composite Index jumped 2,786.02 points to end trading at 359,695.73, the JSE Main Index advanced 1,499.49 points to finish at 320,506.48 and the JSE Financial Index rallied 0.31 points to close at 67.34.
The Main Market ended trading with an average PE Ratio of 14.1. The JSE Main and USD Market PE ratios are based on last traded prices and earnings forecasts by ICInsider.com for companies with the financial year ending around August 2025.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows six stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, AS Bryden dropped $1.60 to close at $36 in trading 9 shares, Berger Paints climbed 48 cents to $8.98 with 550 stocks changing hands, Carreras fell 42 cents to end at $9.28 with investors swapping 22,808 shares. Eppley shed $1.60 in closing at $34.90 after 187 stock units passed through the market, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund declined $2.99 and ended at $37.01 after a transfer of 375 shares, GraceKennedy increased 50 cents to finish at $74 with 27,213 stock units clearing the market. Jamaica Producers popped $1.05 to $25 with investors trading 2,192 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange rallied 90 cents in closing at $11.90 after 392 stocks crossed the market, Kingston Wharves rose 84 cents to end at $25.70 with a transfer of 363 shares. Lasco Manufacturing advanced 45 cents to finish at $6.45 after an exchange of 2,838 stocks, Pan Jamaica gained $2.94 and ended at $49.94 with investors transferring 52 units, Sagicor Group sank 50 cents to close at $40.50 in an exchange of 17,724 stock units. Seprod rose $3.99 to $83.99 with 2,786 shares passing through the market, Supreme Ventures slipped $1.40 and ended at $23.96 with an exchange of 3,084 stocks and Sygnus Credit Investments lost $1.05 to close at $11.05 after 50,100 units changed hands.
In the preference segment, 138 Student Living preference share skidded $1.44 in closing at $197 in switching ownership of just 6 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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