Sharp trading bounce on Jamaica Stock Exchange

Trading bounced sharply on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Thursday, with the JSE USD Market climbing to a yearly high after recording a rise of 31.4 percent for the year to date, but the Main and Junior markets suffered sharp and helped to push the Combined Market indices down 4,923.38 points to 352,136.93 at the close.  
The JSE Main Index dropped 4,895.36 points to 338,875.74, the Junior Market Index dropped 38.65 points to 3,933.61, while the All Jamaica Composite Index dived 6,059.36 points to 383,337.04 and the JSE US dollar market surged 14.05 points to end at 256.85.
Trading ended, with 46,225,825 shares changing hands, for $261.96 million, versus $124.6 million, with 31,805,998 shares traded in all markets on the previous day. The JSE USD market ended with the value of stocks traded amounting to US$6,828 from US$1,384 on Wednesday.
The market’s PE ratio ended at 22.4 based on 2021-22 earnings and 12.2 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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