JSE Main Market gains, Juniors fall

The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange eked out a meagre gain on Tuesday as the Junior Market and the JSE US dollar market closed modestly lower as the volume of stocks traded fell with a mildly higher value than on Monday.
At the end of trading the Combined Market Index rose 450.03 points to 350,832.08, the JSE Main Index popped 589.70 points at 338,498.41, the Junior Market Index dipped 11.12 points to 3,819.27 while the All Jamaica Composite Index added 792.81 points to close at 380,113.13 and the JSE US dollar market slipped 4.13 points to end at 224.76.
Trading ended, with 13,858,038 shares changing hands, for $95.97 million, versus $91.10 million, with 22,782,785 shares traded in all markets on the previous day. The JSE USD market ended with the value of stocks traded amounting to US$5,622 from US$60,270 on Monday.
The market’s PE ratio ended at 22.6 based on 2021-22 earnings and 12.4 times those for 2022-23 at the close of trading.
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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 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.
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