A rising stock market has been having a positive effect on the values of certain types of profitable businesses which are commonly valued using widely recognised Price/Earnings ratios for relevant commercial sector indices.  Recent increases recorded with these ratios so far this year, are as follows:-

+ 15.4%     Industrial All Index
+ 29.39%   General Industrials Index
+ 22.87%   Industrial Engineering Index
+ 11.49%   Support Services Index
+ 39.25%   Software & Computer Services Index
+ 9.99%     Consumer Goods All Index
+ 7.75%     Media Index

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