Gains for JSEUSD stocks

Stocks gained at the close on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market on Friday, following trading in seven securities, up from four on Thursday with prices of three rising, one declining and three ending unchanged with a 92 percent decline in the volume of stocks that were exchanged with a 59 percent lower value than Thursday.
The market closed with an exchange of 36,637 shares for US$5,319 compared to 456,359 units at US$13,103 on Thursday.
Trading averaged 5,234 units at US$760 down sharply from 114,090 shares at US$3,276 on Thursday, with a month to date average of 43,526 shares at US$2,697 compared with 47,993 units at US$2,923 on the previous day and May with an average of 32,077 units for US$3,201.
The US Denominated Equities Index climbed 2.16 points to settle at 2212.02
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 7.9. The PE ratio is computed based on the last traded price divided by projected earnings done by ICInsider.com for companies with their financial year ending and or around August 2024.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows five stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close, Margaritaville ended at 8 US cents after 2,775 shares were traded, Productive Business Solutions remained at US$1.275 in switching ownership of 144 stocks, Proven Investments ended at 13 US cents with 32,830 shares crossing the market. Sygnus Credit Investments fell 0.4 of a cent in closing at 8 US cents with investors trading 243 stocks, Sygnus Real Estate Finance USD share gained 2.19 cents to end at 10.99 US cents after 87 shares passed through the market and Transjamaican Highway popped 0.08 of a cent to close at 2.09 US cents in an exchange of 200 stocks.
In the preference segment, JMMB Group 5.75% rallied 1 cent to US$1.71 with investors transferring 358 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Trading rises to close the week with gains

Increased Main Market activity ended the week on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Friday, with 23 percent more stocks trading after a 9 percent rise in value than on Thursday, with trading in 56 securities compared with 58 on Thursday, resulting in prices of 15 stocks rising, 22 declining and 19 ending unchanged as the market closed higher than the close of the previous week.
Trading averaged 346,523 shares at $2,670,504 compared with 271,669 units at $2,355,307 on Thursday and month to date, an average of 261,033 units at $1,624,316 compared with 252,000 units at $1,513,776 on the previous day and May that closed with an average of 336,947 units at $2,177,110.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 7.43 million shares for 38.3 percent of total volume followed by Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 5.13 million units for 26.4 percent of the day’s trade, GraceKennedy with 1.51 million stocks for 7.8 percent of traded volume, Sagicor Select Manufacturing & Distribution Fund with 1.46 million shares for 7.5 percent market share and JMMB 9.5% preference share with 1.23 million units for 6.4 percent of total volume.
The All Jamaican Composite Index lost 158.45 points to close at 356,570.54, the JSE Main Index climbed 2,061.91 points to settle at 322,058.00 and the JSE Financial Index dipped 0.16 points to close at 67.11.
The Main Market ended trading with an average PE Ratio of 14. The JSE Main and USD Market PE ratios are based on the 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 10 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and none with a lower offer.
At the close, Barita Investments dipped 68 cents to close at $71.04 as investors traded 4,875 stock units, Caribbean Cement sank $3.73 to end at $61, with 21,320 shares changing hands, General Accident rallied $1.78 in closing at $7 with an exchange of just 1,028 units. Guardian Holdings shed $15 to finish at $345 with a transfer of 20 stocks, Jamaica Broilers increased 48 cents and ended at $32.51 after it closed with an exchange of 8,889 units, Jamaica Producers climbed 36 cents to $22.25 with investors trading 2,069 shares. Jamaica Stock Exchange popped 95 cents to $10.85 in switching ownership of 502 stock units, JMMB Group gained 45 cents and ended at $24.55 with investors trading 4,499 stocks, Lasco Manufacturing lost 40 cents to close at $6.60, with 150,845 units crossing the market. Margaritaville dropped 30 cents in closing at $14.50 after trading of just 5 stocks, Massy Holdings rose $3.75 to finish at $97.75 after 89 shares passed through the market, NCB Financial fell $1.35 to end at $57.65 in trading 61,403 stock units. Pan Jamaica advanced $2.19 in closing at $48.99 after an exchange of 3,619 shares, Proven Investments skidded $1.39 to $18.61with investors clearing the market of 47,204 units, Sagicor Group slipped 30 cents and ended at $40 with an exchange of 35,005 stocks. Scotia Group popped $1.25 to finish at $43.46 with 31,732 stock units crossing the market, Seprod rallied $1.49 to end at $79.99 in an exchange of 3,829 shares, Supreme Ventures shed 48 cents to close at $22.52 with traders dealing in 31,595 stocks and Sygnus Credit Investments fell 49 cents to $10.29 after a transfer of 486,325 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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.

Main Market rallies

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Main Market stocks closed higher In trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Thursday, with MPC Caribbean Energy jumping $14.30 to the highest level since early March this year and leading the 14 stocks rising for the day with trading in 58 securities compared with 57 on Wednesday resulting in prices of 22 declining and 22 ending unchanged.
The market closed with 56 percent more shares with 15,756,830 units changing hands with an 86 percent greater value of $136,607,787 up from 10,130,721 units at $73,404,291 on Wednesday.
Trading on Thursday averaged 271,669 shares at $2,355,307 up from 177,732 units at $1,287,795 on Wednesday and for the month to date, an average of 252,000 stocks at $1,513,776 compared with 249,583 units at $1,410,367 on the previous day and May with an average of 336,947 units at $2,177,110.
Transjamaican Highway led trading with 6.77 million shares for 43 percent of total volume followed by Carreras with 2.01 million units for 12.7 percent of the day’s trade and Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 1.27 million units for 8.1 percent of the day’s trade.
The All Jamaican Composite Index rose 2,126.19 points to  356,728.99, the JSE Main Index increased 1,388.74 points to 319,996.09 and the JSE Financial Index popped 0.34 points to settle at 67.27.
The Main Market ended trading with an average PE Ratio of 13.9. The JSE Main and USD Market PE ratios are based on the 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 12 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, AS Bryden lost $3.65 to finish $34 608 stock units crossing the market, Caribbean Cement climbed $2.33 and ended at $64.73 as investors exchanged 107,900 shares, Eppley increased by $1.95 to close at $38.95, with 1,616 stocks crossing the market. General Accident slipped $1.33 to finish at $5.22 after an exchange of 121,844 units, GraceKennedy popped 53 cents to end at $76.50 in trading 115,040 shares, Jamaica Broilers sank $1.77 in closing at $32.03, with 516,486 units changing hands. JMMB Group shed 41 cents to close at $24.10 in trading of 88,348 stocks, Kingston Properties declined by 40 cents to finish at $8 with 1,306 stocks changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing popped 55 cents and ended at a 52 weeks’ high of $7, with investors trading 440,062 shares. MPC Caribbean Clean Energy rose $14.30 to close at $109.30 in an exchange of 65 units, NCB Financial rallied $1.50 in closing at $59 after 45,720 stocks passed through the market, Pan Jamaica fell $2.70 to end at $46.80 with traders dealing in 600 stock units. Scotia Group dipped $1.25 in closing at $42.21 after a transfer of 549,676 shares and Seprod skidded $1.25 to $78.50, with 103,203 units crossing the exchange.
In the preference segment, Sygnus Credit Investments C10.5% dropped $16.86 to finish at $95.45 in switching ownership of 10,000 stocks.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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.

Traded value jumps on JSE USD Market

The value of stocks trading jumped sharply on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market on Wednesday, with the volume exchanged remaining depressed, down 15 percent from Tuesday with a 375 percent greater value, resulting from trading in four securities, up from three on Tuesday with prices of one rising and three declining.
The market closed with an exchange of 75,761 shares for US$14,761 compared to 89,247 units at US$3,105 on Tuesday.
Trading averaged 18,940 units at US$3,690 compared with 29,749 shares at US$1,035 on Tuesday, with a month to date average of 43,272 shares at US$2,898 compared with 45,143 units at US$2,837 on the previous day in comparison to May that ended with an average of 32,077 units for US$3,201.
The US Denominated Equities Index skidded 0.09 points to end at 220.01.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages nine. The PE ratio is computed based on the last traded price divided by projected earnings done by ICInsider.com for companies with their financial year ending and or around August 2024.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, First Rock Real Estate USD share slipped 0.65 of one cent to end at 4.09 US cents with traders dealing in 1,490 units, Proven Investments fell 0.08 of a cent to 13 US cents with 8,854 stocks clearing the market and Transjamaican Highway rallied 0.08 of a cent to 2.1 US cents after investors ended trading 55,561 shares.
In the preference segment, JMMB Group US8.5% preference share declined 2 cents to finish at US$1.26 following 9,856 stock units crossing the exchange.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

NCB Group stock sinks $6

Following the lacklustre and ill-advised public stock offer by NCB Group, investors pushed the stock down by nearly $6 at the close after the price hit a low of $56 in trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market on Wednesday, with the volume of stocks traded holding steady with Tuesday with a 19 percent lower the value, after trading in 57 securities down from 62 on Tuesday, with prices of 18 rising, 20 declining and 19 ending unchanged.
The market closed with trading on Wednesday with an exchange of 10,130,721 shares with a value of 73,404,2e91 compared to 10,229,698 units at $90,771,121 on Tuesday.
Trading averaged 177,732 shares at $1,287,795 compared to 164,995 units at $1,464,050 on Tuesday and for the month to date, an average of 249,583 units at $1,410,367 compared with 259,451 stocks at $1,427,202 on the prior day and May with an average of 336,947 units at $2,177,110.
Sagicor Select Financial Fund led trading with 2.13 million shares for 21 percent of the volume followed by Transjamaican Highway with 1.78 million units for 17.6 percent of the day’s trade, Wigton Windfarm with 1.27 million stocks for 12.5 percent of market share and Sygnus Credit Investments with 1.03 million units for 10.2 percent of total volume.
The All Jamaican Composite Index fell 1,772.18 points to conclude trading at 354,602.80, the JSE Main Index lost 9.30 points to finish at 318,607.35 and the JSE Financial Index sank 0.30 points to end the day at 66.93.
The Main Market ended trading with an average PE Ratio of 14. The JSE Main and USD Market PE ratios are based on the 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 11 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, Eppley fell $1.95 in closing at $37 after 391 shares passed through the market, GraceKennedy skidded 53 cents to end at $75.97, with 125,518 stocks crossing the exchange, Jamaica Broilers popped 80 cents to end at $33.80 with investors swapping 429,963 shares. JMMB Group rallied 41 cents to finish at $24.51 after an exchange of 17,095 stock units, Margaritaville rose 30 cents to close at $14.80 with just one share clearing the market, Massy Holdings climbed $6 to end at $94 with investors trading 294 stocks. NCB Financial sank $5.48 to a 52 weeks’ low of $57.50 in switching ownership of 282,055 units, Pan Jamaica gained $2.70 to close at $49.50 with investors trading 7,417 stocks, Proven Investments rallied 82 cents to $20, with 8,677 shares changing hands. Sagicor Group advanced 48 cents to $40.38 as investors exchanged 3,019 stocks, Scotia Group dropped $1.52 to end at $43.46 after a transfer of 23,828 units, Sygnus Credit Investments popped 44 cents to finish at $11 with investors dealing in 1,031,281 stock units and Sygnus Real Estate Finance shed 30 cents to $10.70 with a transfer of 11,299 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market bounces Main others steady

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 plunges on JSE Main Market

Market activity fell on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market ended on Tuesday, with a 66 percent decline in the volume of stocks traded valued at 50 percent less than on Monday, with trading in 62 securities up from 59 on Monday, with prices of 19 stocks rising, 22 declining and 21 ending unchanged.
The market closed on Tuesday with 10,229,698 shares being trading at $90,771,121 down from 30,398,621 units at $182,144,563 on Monday.
Trading averaged 164,995 shares at $1,464,050 compared with 515,231 units at $3,087,196 on Monday and month to date, an average of 259,451 units at $1,427,202 compared with 276,041 units at $1,420,730 on the previous day and May that closed with an average of 336,947 units at $2,177,110.
Palace Amusement led trading with 1.72 million shares for 16.8 percent of total volume followed by Sagicor Select Manufacturing & Distribution Fund with 1.56 million units for 15.3 percent of the day’s trade and Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 1.47 million units for 14.4 percent of the day’s trade.
The All Jamaican Composite Index shed 975.19 points to 356,374.98, the JSE Main Index gained 526.71 points to cease trading at 318,616.65 and the JSE Financial Index sank 0.79 points to conclude trading at 67.23.
The Main Market ended trading with an average PE Ratio of 14. The JSE Main and USD Market PE ratios are based on the 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 four with lower offers.
At the close, AS Bryden increased $3.65 to end at $37.65 and closed with 9 stocks being traded, Berger Paints sank $1.49 in closing at $8.65, with just 683 units crossing the market, Caribbean Cement climbed $1.95 to $62.45 after trading 6,611 shares. GraceKennedy rose $1.49 and ended at $76.50 with investors dealing in 4,750 stock units, Jamaica Broilers rallied 99 cents to finish at $33 after an exchange of 536,323 shares, JMMB Group dropped $1.39 to close at $24.10 in trading 181,690 stocks. Kingston Properties popped 48 cents to $8.48 after exchanging 645 units, Lasco Manufacturing gained 51 cents in closing at a 52 weeks’ high of $6.46 with investors trading 277,458 stock units, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy advanced $3 to finish at $95 with an exchange of just 2 shares. NCB Financial rose $1.08 and ended at $62.98, with 230,609 stock units clearing the market, Pan Jamaica shed $3.20 to close at $46.80 after a transfer of 4,209 units, Proven Investments climbed 63 cents to end at $19.18 after 1,226 stocks passed through the market. Sagicor Group fell $2.08 in closing at $39.90 with an exchange of 182,205 shares and Seprod increased $1 to $80, with 152,622 stock units changing hands.
In the preference segment, Eppley 7.75% preference share popped 84 cents to end at $19.99, with 20 stock units crossing the exchange. 138 Student Living preference share dropped $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, with 133 stocks crossing the market.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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.

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