Many more stocks rose than fell Tuesday

More than 56 percent of stocks trading on Tuesday rose, beating out those declining by a wide margin, but did not prevent the market indices from slipping at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, with the volume of stocks traded rising 19 percent and the value up 37 percent over Monday.
Trading ended with 57 securities compared to 56 on Monday, with 32 rising, 20 declining and five ending unchanged.
The All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 1,610.72 points to 454,926.70, the JSE Main Index 1,340.20 points to close at 396,480.50 and the JSE Financial Index fell 0.81 points to  93.91.
The PE Ratio, a formula for computing appropriate stock values, averages 15. The JSE Main and USD Market PE ratios are computed using earnings forecasted by ICInsider.com’s for companies with financial years ending up to August 2023.
Overall, 16,623,237 shares were exchanged for $309,172,008 versus 13,950,999 units at $225,110,985 on Monday. Trading averages 291,636 units at $5,424,070, compared to 249,125 shares at $4,019,839 on Monday and month to date, an average of 242,711 units at $4,381,084, compared to 238,191 units at $4,284,731 on the previous trading day. April closed with an average of 532,209 units at $5,709,319.
Sagicor Select Financial Fund led trading with 3.38 million shares for 20.3 percent of total volume, followed by JMMB Group with 2.86 million units for 17.2 percent of the day’s trade, Transjamaican Highway traded 1.58 million units for 9.5 percent of market share. Sagicor Group chipped in with 1.32 million units for 7.9 percent market, Wigton Windfarm with 1.24 million units for 7.5 percent share and Carreras with 1.09 million units for 6.5 percent of the day’s trade.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows nine stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and four stocks with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments rose 86 cents to $89.90 after exchanging 22,699 shares, Caribbean Cement fell $2.20 to close at $64.80 after trading 102,605 stocks, Caribbean Producers shed $1.53 to $15.44, with an exchange of 332,609 stock units. Eppley advanced $2.10 to end at $48, trading 1,874 units, GraceKennedy popped 50 cents in closing at $109, with 128,518 shares changing hands, Guardian Holdings gained $2.50 to close at $515 with the swapping of 19,135 units. Jamaica Broilers climbed 60 cents to $28.40 in trading 14,231 stocks, Jamaica Producers gained 50 cents to $23.10 after exchanging 34,059 stock units, Jamaica Stock Exchange declined $1.30 to $20.70, with 131,470 stock units crossing the market. JMMB Group dropped $2 to end at $46 in an exchange of 2,858,891 shares, Kingston Properties lost 38 cents at $8.30 in switching ownership of 16,369 units, Kingston Wharves declined 40 cents in closing at $39.05, with 1,152 stocks clearing the market. Massy Holdings fell $2.50 to $94 with an exchange of 3,851 shares, Mayberry Investments shed $1.30 to close at $11.50, with 590,935 stocks changing hands, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy rallied $13.99 to end at $109 while exchanging 34 stock units. NCB Financial lost $2.15 in closing at $109.11 after 27,271 units crossed the market, Palace Amusement dropped $164.02 to $955 in exchanging 764 units, PanJam Investment fell 50 cents to  $66 after an exchange of 24,981 stock units. Sagicor Group shed 70 cents to end at $55 in switching ownership of 1,316,087 stocks, Seprod increased 51 cents to $72 while exchanging 8,283 shares and Supreme Ventures rallied $2.20 in closing at $31.50 after trading 156,869 shares.

Sygnus Real Estate Finance lost $1.70 to $15.10 after 5,150 units changed hands and Wisynco Group declined 45 cents to $22.50 in trading 654,361 stocks.
In the preference segmentEppley 7.50% preference share popped 82 cents to end at $7.02 with the swapping of 44 stock units, Jamaica Public Service 9.5% advanced $500 to close at $3100 in trading 50 shares and Productive Business Solutions 9.75% preference share gained $5.99 to $114.24 in an exchange of 6 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Rising stocks edged out losers

At the close of trading on Tuesday, the volume of stocks exchanged rose 50 percent as the value fell 69 percent from Monday’s activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market, resulting in more stocks rising than falling.
Compared to nine on Monday, ten securities were traded, with three rising, two declining and five ending unchanged. The JSE US Denominated Equities Index lost 1.12 points to end at 223.18.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 9.4. The PE ratio uses ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending up to August 2023.
Overall, 368,735 shares traded for US$16,968 versus 246,032 units at US$54,963 on Monday. Trading averaged 36,874 units at US$1,697, compared to 27,337 shares at US$6,107 on Monday, with month to date average of 45,504 shares at US$2,714 versus 46,342 units at US$2,813 on the previous day. April ended with an average of 95,379 units for US$3,929.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows no stock ended with a bid higher than the last selling price and one with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Capital USD share ended unchanged at 7.9 US cents in an exchange of 21 shares, Margaritaville finished at 15 US cents trading 62 units, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy fell 6 cents to US$1.20 with 150 stock units clearing the market. Productive Business Solutions dropped 1 cent to US$1.17 with just one stock crossing the market, Proven Investments remained at 26.45 US cents after exchanging 12,853 stock units, Sterling Investments finished at 2 US cents, with 91,834 units changing hands. Sygnus Credit Investments USD share rose 0.34 of one cent to 12.99 US cents trading 61,361 stocks and Transjamaican Highway ended at 1.02 US cents with an exchange of 200,940 shares.
In the preference segmentEppley 6% preference share rallied 16.7 cents in closing at US$1.127, with 1,509 stock units crossing the exchange and JMMB Group 6% popped 7.77 cents after ending at US$1.0977 in switching ownership of 4 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

More fall for Junior market

Trading closed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market Tuesday, with the volume of stocks changing hands declining by 38 percent and the value falling 35 percent from Monday’s trades as investors’ interest in buying stocks waned, sending the market into further decline for the week to date.
Market activity led to 43 securities trading, down from 45 on Monday and ended with 15 rising, 19 declining and nine closing unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index dropped 36.97 points to settle at 4,374.73 and is down 7 percent from the market’s peak last week.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 13.8. The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks incorporate ICInsider.com projected earnings for companies with financial years closing up to the end of August 2023.
Overall, 13,653,490 shares traded for $48,511,390 compared to 21,953,604 units at $74,776,818 on the Monday. Trading averaged 317,523 shares at $1,128,172 down from 487,858 shares at $1,661,707 on Monday with month to date, averaging 470,540 units at $2,063,823 compared to 484,277 units at $2,147,816 on Monday the previous trading day. April ended with an average of 449,923 units at $1,781,786.
JFP Limited led trading with 3.69 million shares for 27 percent of total volume, followed by Future Energy Source with 1.97 million units for 14.5 percent of the day’s trade, Mailpac Group traded 1.90 million units for 13.9 percent of market share. Spur Tree Spices ended with 1.78 million units for a 13 percent market share and Tropical Battery with 1.24 million units for a 9.1 percent market share.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows no stock ended with a bid higher than the last selling price and one with a lower offer.
At the close, Access Financial advanced $1.85 to $23.33 after exchanging 1,015 shares, AMG Packaging declined 20 cents to $3.50 while trading 90,887 stocks, Blue Power fell 25 cents in closing at $3.70 with the swapping of 162 units. Cargo Handlers dropped 82 cents to end at $10.93 after trading 845 stock units, Caribbean Cream lost 30 cents to close at $4.90 after 30,250 units crossed the exchange, Dolphin Cove climbed 89 cents in closing at $20.70 in switching ownership of 12,082 shares. Elite Diagnostic rose 40 cents to $4.15 with an exchange of 238,300 stocks, Fontana shed 48 cents ending at $10.50 in trading 80,397 stock units, Fosrich shed 79 cents to close at $29.99, with 91,153 stock units changing hands. Future Energy Source declined 42 cents to $5.89 after 1,973,947 units crossed the market, ISP Finance gained $1.43 to close at $29.50 trading 31 stocks, Jamaican Teas rallied 11 cents in closing at $3.48 while trading 455,898 shares. Jetcon Corporation popped 13 cents to $1.55, with 68,666 units crossing the market, JFP Limited lost 15 cents to end at $1.54 in exchanging 3,691,107 shares, Knutsford Express dropped 20 cents in ending at $7.60, with 3,000 stock units clearing the market. Lasco Distributors fell 17 cents in closing at $3.33 after exchanging 119,173 stocks, Main Event fell 74 cents to close at $8.26 after an exchange of 95,412 stocks, Medical Disposables increased 85 cents to end at 52 weeks’ high of $8.40, with 98,567 stock units changing hands. Spur Tree Spices dropped 22 cents in ending at $3.78 after 1,780,721 units crossed the market, Stationery and Office Supplies increased 50 cents to end at 52 weeks’ high of $13.50 in switching ownership of 52,406 shares and tTech rallied 15 cents to $3.65, with 12,050 stock units crossing the market.
In the preference segmentCAC 2000 9.5% preference share climbed 15 cents to close at $1.15, with an exchange of 493 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

All JSE markets fall for a second day

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At the close of trading of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, the JSE Combined Index fell 1,583.01 points to close at 410,038.91, with all three markets closing on Tuesday, as investors pulled their horns following the release of the majority of company results for the first quarter of this year.
In the main market, the All Jamaican Composite Index dipped 1,610.72 points to 454,926.70, the JSE Main Index shed 1,340.20 points to close at 396,480.50, the Junior Market slipped for a fourth day by 36.97 points to 4,374.73 and the JSE USD market index dipped 1.12 points to 223.18.
Trading ended with an exchange of 30,645,462 shares in all markets. The value of stocks traded in the Main and Junior Markets amounts to $357.7 million and in the JSE USD market, US$16,968.
The market’s PE ratio ended at 25.7 based on 2021-22 earnings and 13.6 times those for 2022-23 at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange.   
Investors need a series of measures and pertinent information to successfully navigate the many investment choices in the local stock market. The ICInsider.com PE ratio chart and the more detailed daily report charts provide investors with regularly updated information to help with decision-making.
Investors should use the chart to help make rational investment decisions by investing in stocks that are 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 take emotions out of the investment decision 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 ICInsider.com PE Ratio chart covers all ordinary shares listed 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.

 

An avalanche of falling stocks in Trinidad

Market activity ended on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange on Tuesday, with the volume of stocks traded declining 33 percent, with the value down sharply by 81 percent compared to Monday.
As the case on Monday, 22 securities traded on Tuesday, with six rising, 12 declining and four remaining unchanged as two stocks traded at 52 weeks’ lows. The Composite Index fell 7.46 points to 1,419.74, the All T&T Index dipped 10.03 points to 2,050.76 and the Cross-Listed Index lost 0.66 points to settle at 104.24.
A total of 421,104 shares traded for $5,235,115 compared to 623,867 units at $28,183,997 on Monday.
An average of 19,141 units traded at $238,869, down from 28,358 shares at $1,281,091 on Monday, with trading month to date averaging 40,316 units at $471,712 versus 51,687 units at $378,356 on the previous trading day. Trading in April averaged 43,127 units at $458,871.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows five stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and none with a lower offer.
At the close, Angostura Holdings rallied 88 cents to end at $22.89 in trading 358 shares, Ansa McAl declined $1.45 to close at $55.55 after exchanging 500 units, Ansa Merchant Bank ended at $45, with 21 stock units crossing the market. Calypso Macro Investment Fund advanced 2 cents in closing at $18.52 while exchanging ten stocks, Clico Investment Fund dropped 28 cents to $30.48, with an exchange of 3,784 stocks, Endeavour Holdings shed 49 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ low of $7.01 trading 800 stock units. First Citizens Group climbed 6 cents to close at $52.06 after 2,210 shares changed hands, FirstCaribbean International Bank fell 5 cents to $5.40, with 642 units crossing the exchange, GraceKennedy lost 1 cent in closing at $5.98 after trading 284 units. Guardian Holdings declined 50 cents to $27.50 and ended with 210 stock units trading, JMMB Group lost 7 cents to $2.53, with 16,221 stocks clearing the market, Massy Holdings rose 3 cents to $5.19 after 36,344 shares crossed the market. National Enterprises popped 5 cents to close at $3 in an exchange of 195,680 stock units, National Flour Mills fell 20 cents in closing at $1.60 with the swapping of 28,834 units, and NCB Financial Group shed 4 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ low of $6 in exchanging 65,038 shares. Point Lisas dropped 10 cents to $3.05, with 1,984 stocks changing hands, Republic Financial Holdings dipped 1 cent to $140 in switching ownership of 10,277 units, Scotiabank remained at $78 in exchanging 20,761 shares. Trinidad & Tobago NGL gained 54 cents to end at $20.74 with the swapping of 13,400 stocks, Trinidad Cement finished at $3.60, after 3,000 stock units changed hands, Unilever Caribbean shed 5 cents in closing at $16.50, with 15,733 stocks clearing the market and West Indian Tobacco remained at $23.50 after exchanging 5,013 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market drops for a third day

Trading closed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market Monday, with the volume of stocks traded rising 46 percent with a moderately higher value than on Friday and ended with the Junior Market Index shedding 32.55 points to close at 4,411.70.
Market activity led to 45 securities trading compared to 44 on Friday and ended with 15 rising, 17 declining and 13 closing unchanged.
The PE Ratio a measure used to compute appropriate stock values, averages 13.6. The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks incorporate ICInsider.com projected earnings for companies with financial years closing up to the end of August 2023.
Overall, 21,953,604 shares traded for $74,776,818 compared to 14,998,955 units at $69,879,663 on the Friday. Trading averaged 487,858 shares at $1,661,707 in contrast to 340,885 shares at $1,588,174 on Friday with month to date, averaging 484,277 units at $2,147,816 compared to 483,905 units at $2,198,219 on the previous trading day. April closed with an average of 449,923 units at $1,781,786.
JFP Limited led trading with 6.68 million shares for 30.4 percent of total volume, followed by Tropical Battery with 2.74 million units for 12.5 percent of the day’s trade, Elite Diagnostic with 2.22 million units for 10.1 percent market share, followed by Future Energy Source ended with 1.39 million units for 6.3 percent market share, Spur Tree Spices closed with 1.32 million units for 6 percent market share and Lumber Depot, 1.02 million units for 4.6 percent of the day’s trade.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows three stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, AMG Packaging gained 20 cents to close at $3.70 trading of 82,039 shares, Cargo Handlers popped $1.50 to $11.75 with an exchange of 5,770 stock units, Consolidated Bakeries popped 13 cents to $1.39, with 439,482 stocks crossing the exchange. Derrimon Trading  26 cents to end at $2.94, with 837,205 units passing through the market, Dolphin Cove climbed $1.81 to $19.81, with 71,493 units clearing the market, EduFocal lost 10 cents to close at $3.12, trading 971,822 shares. Elite Diagnostic declined 25 cents to end at $3.75 while exchanging 2,215,388 stock units, Fosrich dropped 20 cents in closing at $30.78 in switching ownership of 135,750 stocks, and Future Energy Source fell 19 cents to $6.31 in an exchange of 1,390,058 units. iCreate declined 26 cents to close at $3.75 after exchanging 74,053 stocks, ISP Finance jumped $5.77 to $28.07, with 35 shares crossing the market, Jamaican Teas dropped 11 cents in closing at $3.37 after 531,901 stock units changed hands. KLE Group gained 25 cents in ending at $2.40 and exchanging 6,000 stock units, Limners and Bards fell 14 cents to close at $3.15 with the swapping of 51,280 units, Main Event rallied 50 cents to end at $9, with 78,728 stocks changing hands. Medical Disposables climbed 29 cents to $7.55 in trading 205,196 shares, SSL Venture gained 10 cents in closing at $1.75 after exchanging 518,833 units, Stationery and Office Supplies climbed $2 to a 52 weeks’ closing high of $13 after 219,069 stock units crossed the market and Tropical Battery shed 15 cents to close at $2.75 while exchanging 2,742,878 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

No gains for JSE USD market on Monday

There were no stock recording gains at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market on Monday after the volume of stocks traded fell 19 percent, with a marginally lower value than on Friday.
A total of nine securities were traded, down from 11 on Friday. No stock recorded gains, five declined and four ended unchanged.
The JSE US Denominated Equities Index fell 3.29 points to end at 224.30. The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 9.4. The PE ratio uses ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending between August this year to August 2023.
Overall, 246,032 shares traded, for US$54,963 compared to 302,622 units at US$59,279 on Friday.
Trading averaged 27,337 units at US$6,107, compared to 27,511 shares at US$5,389 on Friday, with month to date average of 46,342 shares at US$2,813 versus 48,162 units at US$2,498 on the previous day. April ended with an average of 95,379 units for US$3,929.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows no stock ended with a bid higher than the last selling price and none with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Capital USD share finished at 7.9 US cents after trading 1,763 shares, Margaritaville ended at 15 US cents, with ten stock units clearing the market and Productive Business Solutions remained at US$1.18 with an exchange of 57 stocks. Proven Investments fell 0.35 of a cent to close at 26.45 US cents after 159,603 units crossed the market, Sterling Investments shed 0.24 of one cent to end at 2 US cents in exchanging 37,600 units, Sygnus Credit Investments USD share declined 0.3 of a cent to 12.65 US cents with 33,609 stock units changing hands and Transjamaican Highway lost 0.04 of one cent in closing at 1.02 US cents after trading 5,400 shares.
In the preference segmentEquityline Mortgage Investment preference share dropped 27 cents after ending at US$1.70 after trading 116 stock units and JMMB Group 6% remained at US$1.02 after exchanging 7,874 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

JSE stocks retreat on Monday

Stocks ended trading on Monday, with prices softening as the volume exchanged climbed 45 percent and the value rose 150 percent over Friday’s trade on the Jamaica Stock Exchange main market as the market indices plunged at the close after Mayberry Investment traded at a record high of $14.15 and Proven Investment posted at 52 weeks’ high of $39.
The All Jamaican Composite Index lost 5,145.63 points to close at 456,537.42, the JSE Main Index and the JSE Financial Index dipped 0.68 points to settle at 94.72.
A total of 56 securities traded up from 54 on Friday, with 23 rising, 29 declining and four ending unchanged.
The PE Ratio, a formula for computing appropriate stock values, averages 15. The JSE Main and USD Market PE ratios are computed based on ICInsider.com’s forecasted earnings for companies with financial years ending up to August 2023.
Overall, 13,950,999 shares were exchanged for $225,110,985 versus 9,627,205 units at $89,895,589 on Friday. Trading averages 249,125 units at $4,019,839, compared to 178,282 shares at $1,664,733 on Friday and month to date, an average of 237,807 units at $4,278,04, compared to 236,679 units at $4,303,740 on the previous trading day. April closed with an average of 532,209 units at $5,709,319.
JMMB Group led trading with 1.82 million shares for 13 percent of total volume, followed by Transjamaican Highway with 1.60 million units for 11.5 percent of the day’s trade, Sagicor Select Financial Fund ended with 1.29 million units for 9.3 percent of market share, after the price hit a 52 weeks’ intraday low of 40 cents. Wigton Windfarm traded 1.16 million units for 8.3 percent market share and Sterling Investments, 1.06 million units for 7.6 percent market share.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows12 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and five with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments shed 86 cents to close at $89.04 in trading 26,551 shares, Caribbean Cement rose $6 to $67 after exchanging 222,528 stock units, Caribbean Producers lost 73 cents in closing at $16.97 after exchanging 191,544 units. Eppley Caribbean Property Fund dropped $6.98 to $40.52, with 650 stocks clearing the market, First Rock Capital fell 90 cents to $12.30, with 13,407 stock units crossing the market, GraceKennedy gained $1 to end at $108.50 with the swapping of 88,096 stocks. Guardian Holdings dropped $17.50 to $512.50, with400 units crossing the market, Jamaica Broilers lost 90 cents to close at $27.80 after trading 16,947 shares, Jamaica Producers declined 50 cents in closing at $22.60, with 13,939 stocks changing hands. Jamaica Stock Exchange dropped $1.98 in ending at $22 in an exchange of 21,406 units, JMMB Group advanced $1 to close at $48 with 1,815,612 shares changing hands, Margaritaville fell $2.50 to $21 while exchanging 1,000 stock units. Massy Holdings climbed 50 cents in closing at $96.50 in swapping ownership of 49,892 units, Mayberry Investments popped $1.78 to end at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $12.80 in switching ownership of 806,030 stock units, Mayberry Jamaican Equities gained 52 cents in ending at $15.51 after trading 34,368 shares. MPC Caribbean Clean Energy shed $12.25 to end at $95.01 after two shares crossed the exchange, NCB Financial declined $3.74 to $111.26 in trading 18,616 shares, PanJam Investment rallied 49 cents to end at $66.50 after exchanging 10,934 units. Portland JSX gained $2.05 to $10.70, with 44 stocks crossing the market, Sagicor Group shed $2.29 to close at $55.70 while exchanging 345,058 stock units, Salada Foods dipped 34 cents in closing at $5.65, with 36,336 units clearing the market. Seprod lost 36 cents to end at $71.49 with an exchange of 284,297 stocks, Supreme Ventures fell $2.65 in ending at $29.30 after exchanging 731,793 stock units, Victoria Mutual Investments fell 34 cents to close at $5.75, trading 486,693 shares and Wisynco Group advanced 82 cents to $22.95 with an exchange of 188,824 shares.
In the preference segmentEppley 7.25% preference share shed $2.49 in ending at $20.01 after exchanging 200 units, Eppley 7.50% preference share dropped $1.22 to end at $6.20, with 4,102 stock units changing hands and Eppley 7.75% preference share lost 39 cents in closing at $20 trading 5,619 stocks.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

All JSE markets fell

On Monday, all three Jamaica Stock Exchange markets closed lower, with the JSE Combined Index falling 4,753.52 points to close at 411,621.92.
The All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 5,145.63 points to 456,537.42, the JSE Main Index shed 4,768.63 points to 397,820.70, the Junior Market slipped for a third day with a fall of 32.55 points to 4,411.70 and the JSE USD market index dipped 3.29 points to 224.30.
Trading ended with an exchange of 36,150,635 shares in all markets. The value of stocks traded in the Main and Junior markets amounts to $299.9 million and the JSE USD market, US$54,963.  The market’s PE ratio ended at 25.8 based on 2021-22 earnings and 13.7 times those for 2022-23 at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange.     
Investors need a series of measures and pertinent information to successfully navigate the many investment choices in the local stock market. The ICInsider.com PE ratio chart and the more detailed daily report charts provide investors with regularly updated information to help with decision-making.
Investors should use the chart to help make rational investment decisions by investing in stocks that are 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 take emotions out of the investment decision 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 ICInsider.com PE Ratio chart covers all ordinary shares listed 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.

Prices mostly fall on TTSE on Monday

Stocks mostly tumbled on Monday on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange as investors pumped 344 percent more funds into the market than on Friday, leading to an 18 percent decline in the volume of stocks >trading and a drop in the majority of stocks prices, with a mere hand full rising.
At the close, 22 securities traded, similar to trading on Friday, with five stocks rising, 13 declining and four remaining unchanged. The Composite Index dropped 4.49 points to 1,427.20, the All T&T Index fell 7.17 points to 2,060.79 and the Cross-Listed Index lost 0.23 points to settle at 104.90.
A total of 623,867 shares traded for $28,183,997 versus 759,312 units at $6,354,523 on Friday. An average of 28,358 units traded at $1,281,091 compared to 34,514 shares at $288,842 on the prior trading day. Trading month to date averages 51,687 units at $378,356 versus 44,350 units at $398,396. The average trade for April amounts to 43,127 units at $458,871.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close, Agostini’s rallied 75 cents to $48 after trading 8,980 shares, Angostura Holdings lost 89 cents in ending at $22.01, with 769 units crossing the market, Ansa McAl fell 60 cents to $57 in an exchange of 391,564 stock units. Calypso Macro Investment Fund shed $1.10 in closing at $18.50, trading 40 stocks, CinemaOne rose 21 cents to close at $2 with 101 units changing hands, Clico Investment Fund advanced 26 cents to end at $30.76 with the swapping of 95,853 stock units. First Citizens Group finished at $52, with 2,251 stocks clearing the market, GraceKennedy slipped 1 cent in closing at $5.99 after exchanging 775 shares, Guardian Holdings climbed $1 to close at $28 in exchanging 125 stock units. Guardian Media declined 5 cents to $3.10 after 3,886 stocks crossed the exchange, Massy Holdings fell 2 cents to $5.16 in an exchange of 16,426 units, National Enterprises dipped 5 cents in ending at $2.95 with an exchange of 50,520 shares. National Flour Mills remained at $1.80, with 46 stock units changing hands,  NCB Financial Group dipped 1 cent in closing at $6.04 while exchanging 200 stocks and One Caribbean Media declined 18 cents to end at $4 after 832 units crossed the market. Point Lisas ended unchanged at $3.15 in switching ownership of 50 shares, Republic Financial Holdings popped 1 cent to close at $140.01 after exchanging 8,498 shares, Scotiabank lost $3 in ending at $78 after exchanging 4,289 stock units. Trinidad & Tobago NGL shed 80 cents in closing at $20.20, with 13,487 units changing hands, Trinidad Cement finished at $3.60, with 8,477 stocks crossing the market, Unilever Caribbean lost $1.84 in closing at $16.55 after exchanging 16,672 stocks and West Indian Tobacco declined 50 cents to end at $23.50, with 26 units crossing the exchange.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.