6 IC TOP 10 stocks up 25-50% last week

Three of IC Insider.com TOP 10 stocks gained between 25 and 33 percent during the past week and dropped out of the TOP 10 as the Jamaica Stock Exchange recorded all-round gains after falling by record levels in March.
Stocks leaving the TOP are Lasco Manufacturing with a gain of 33 percent after the stock rose from $2.75 the previous week to close at $3.65. General Accident moved from $4.50 to $5.71 to record a 27 percent rise and Sygnus US dollar-based stock gained 25 percent to close at 15 US cents and left the main market TOP 10. Eppley rose 31 percent for the week in closing at $16 and Elite Diagnostic is up a stunning 50 percent but remains in the TOP 10. Access Financial closed the prior week at $18.35 and is now up 33 percent to $24.50.> Some of the gains in the market arose from oversold conditions as well as funds returning to investors last week from the refund of the Trans Jamaica Highway IPO.
Current IC Insider.com TOP 10 listings are based on profits of companies reporting full year’s results for the financial year ending after this year’s second quarter and up to the second quarter in 2021.
While local stocks make a strong recovery this past week, thanks no doubt to some of the IPO refund coming back into the market. Investors must not lose sight that significant uncertainties abound about the local and global economy and how each company may be affected. It is not possible to determine the exact fallout and benefits from the crisis and the impact on company earnings. Actual earnings could vary materially from IC Insider.com’s forecast.
Investors should be looking beyond just the immediate situation and identify companies that are financially strong to withstand the current cut in revenues but will make a strong recovery by 2021. There are, however, cases where companies will benefit from the crisis, with signs that some companies’ sales increased sharply.
The three top Junior Market selections are Caribbean Producers, KLE Group and Caribbean Assurance Brokers with the potential to gain between 268 to 600 percent by 2021. Caribbean Producers’ price was struck, with the stock falling to a low of $2 in March, but is now trading at $2.50, as the company was poised to have their best yearly results. Closure of hotels and restaurants derailed the trend. The company had the best performance to December last year, with sales rising 10.7 percent to US$59 million, with a profit of US$525,000 versus a loss of $1.2 million in 2018. The expectations are for the company to return to normality for the 2021 fiscal year that ends in June 2021 that will give buyers of the stock around current prices a big payday.
In the Main Market, Radio Jamaica leads the pact followed by Berger Paints then Carreras with projected gains of 205 to 253 percent. RJR had its best Nine months period last year since 2014, while Berger suffered from poor sales in the second half of the year, which management attribute to weather-related disruptions. The company stands to benefit from lower raw material prices with a fall in the price of oil on the world market as well as lower energy prices.
The Jamaica stock market suffered sustained pressure during March, leading to one of the most rapid falls in stock prices in the history of the market and leaving many stocks severely undervalued.
Some companies with early 2020 year-ends will not have experienced the same impact from the fall out of sales on reported results and stock prices, as will others.
With the tourism industry virtually closed, companies heavily dependent on the industry will have little or no sales for a while from March. The Group consists of Caribbean Producers, Dolphin Cove, Everything Fresh and Express Catering. Entertainment company Main Event and restaurant operator KLE Group will be hurt from patrons staying home as well as fewer tourists visiting Montego Bay and patronizing the restaurant in that town. Once this period of disruption has passed, KLE should benefit from economies of scale with the full ownership of the additional restaurant.
The results of some companies will be hit by falling stock and bond prices. The results for the 2020 first quarter will show the impact of the recent market decline locally and overseas. The latter includes JMMB Group, Proven, NCB Financial Group, Barita Investments, VMBS Investments, Jamaican Teas, QWI Investments and Sagicor Group. Banks may have to increase loan loss provisions as businesses encounter cash flow problems and defaulting on loan payments.
The targeted average PE ratio is 20, with both the Junior and Main markets currently trading well below this level. The JSE Main Market ended the week, with an overall PE of 12 and the Junior Market a mere 9.2, based on current 2020 earnings. The PE ratio for Junior Market Top 10 stocks averages 5.5 with the Main Market at 8.5.
The TOP 10 stocks now trade at a discount of 40 percent of the average for Junior Market and Main Market stocks trade at a discount of 29 percent to the overall market. The average projected gain for the IC TOP 10 stocks is 312 percent down from 377 percent last week for the Junior Market and 139 percent from 153 percent for the JSE Main Market, based mostly on 2020 earnings.
IC TOP 10 stocks are likely to deliver the best returns to March 2021. Forecasted earnings and PE ratio for the current fiscal year are in determining potential gains. The ranking of stocks is in order of likely increases, with the highest-ranked, being the most attractive. Expected values will change as stock prices fluctuate and will result in movements of the selection in and out of the lists for most weeks. Earnings per share are revised on an ongoing basis as new information is received that can result in changes in and out of the list.

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Why Radio Jamaica leads IC TOP 10?

RJR Communications Group heads the 2020 Main Market IC TOP 10, with potential gains over the next twelve months of 200 percent at a PE ratio of 20 times projected earnings per share for 2021 of 20 cents that could rise to 25 cents or more. IC Insider.com projects earnings for the year to March 2020 to end at 10 cents per share for a PE ratio of 12.5.
Results for the media group for the nine months to December 2019, was vastly better than for the similar period in 2018, resulting in the stock price rebounding from its yearly low of 80 cents by more than doubling the December 2018 price. For the rest of the 2021 fiscal year, not all things may go well with the level of dislocation to the local economy arising from business closures currently in place.
Revenue growth for the nine months to December increased 3 percent over a similar period last year, with the group recording profit of $141 million compared with just $36 million for the same period in 2018. Importantly, television brought in 11 percent more revenues in the critical December quarter than for the similar period in 2018 while radio and newsprint brought in just two percent more. The 2019 results are the best they have been, going back to 2014. Improvement in revenues is better than it appears income for the previous year included advertising revenues related to the broadcasting of World Cup football.
Importantly, while many may associate the company with old media, the group is forging ahead with new media offerings and they are slowly building out their international offerings that will bring in added revenues going forward. RJR Group will benefit from the spending on the country’s upcoming general election due by the first quarter of 2021. The continued growth in the local economy is a major factor behind the recovery, with revenues growing as demand increased for the group’s products.

RJR shareholders at the 2019 AGM at the Jamaica Pegasus

While the current period will be challenging for some of their advertisers who may cut back on spending, the future is positive for the group as they grow their product offerings locally and overseas and increase revenues. On the cost side, the group has been chipping away at excess cost, but there is still more room for further enhanced efficiency.
One advantage that the group has is the low marginal cost of generating income that allows most of the added revenue generated, to flow to the bottom-line as an of the high degree of fixed cost.
The group’s gross cash flow amounted to $430 million for the nine months, with depreciation contributing $211 million. On a negative front, receivables grew by $426 million for the year to December and $300 million in the December quarter. Both are well above the growth in revenues for the year and the December quarter. In March, a related party, a senior manager and a director bought shares in the group, although not very large volumes.

Carib Producers & RJR lead IC TOP 10

The IC Insider.com TOP 10 stocks return, with earnings per share based on the profit of companies reporting full year’s results for the new financial year that ends after the second quarter of this year up to the second quarter in 2021.
Major uncertainties abound about the local and global economy and how each company may be affected. It is not possible to determine the exact fall out from the crisis and the impact on company earnings. Accordingly, actual earnings could vary materially from IC Insider.com’s forecast. In this regard, investors need to be alert to new information that will come to the fore on an ongoing basis and be prepared to adjust their investment decisions as time passes.
Where there are major uncertainties, there is the possibility of outlandish gains accordingly. Investors should be looking beyond just the immediate situation and identify companies that are financially strong to withstand the current cut in revenues but will make a strong recovery by 2021. The three top Junior Market selections are Caribbean Producers, KLE Group and Lasco Financial with the potential to gain between 320 to 600 percent by 2021. In the Main Market, Radio Jamaica leads the pact followed by Berger Paints then Eppley with projected gains of 149 to 200 percent.
The Jamaica stock market suffered sustained pressure during March, leading to one of the most rapid falls in stock prices in the history of the market. In the past week, prices have bounced with the Main Market putting in strong gains on Thursday and Friday, but the market index is down by a sizeable 29.5 percent year to date.
The market suffered from a large amount of money that went towards buying shares in Trans Jamaica Highway. At the same time, investors were concerned about the effects the Coronavirus could have on the economy and stocks in particular. Finally, prices fell so far that lenders make margin calls on investors who borrowed money on margin, resulting in selling shares to cover the shortfall at low prices to realize cash to pay down loans.
Trans Jamaica Highway shares were listed on the market on Tuesday. That gave some investors the opportunity to raise over $223 million in cash to reinvest in the market along with refunds from the oversubscription in the IPO.
The current year has changed markedly as the Corona Virus impact on countries worldwide has been significantly disruptive, inflicting significant damage to the individuals, businesses and economies.  With the wipeout of fiscal deficits and debt to GDP set to be below 90 percent, the Jamaican economy is in a far better place than at the time of the 2008 crisis that severely tested the country and led to many measures that severely affected the economy from then until 2016.
The current situation of job losses worldwide will lead to lower inflows of export earnings for Jamaica from goods and services. Currently, the tourist industry is at a standstill. There are no clear indications when operations resume and what will the level of support be from guests. The effect of the downturn in the economy will affect companies to differing degrees. Some companies with early 2020 year-ends will not have the same impact on reported results and stock prices. With prices having fallen sharply, investors have an excellent opportunity to get back in and make a bundle in the next two years or so. The key to coming out big winners is to understand how the effects on each company and the timeframe.
With the tourism industry virtually closed, companies heavily dependent on the industry will have little or no sales for a while from March. The Group consists of Caribbean Producers, Dolphin Cove, Everything Fresh and Express Catering. Entertainment company Main Event and restaurant operator KLE Group will be hurt from patrons staying home as well as fewer tourists visiting Montego Bay and patronizing the restaurant in that town. Some major contributors to the tourism market are Grace, Jamaica Broilers and Wisynco. The results for some companies are hit by falling stock and bond prices. The results for the 2020 first quarter will show the impact of the recent market decline. The latter includes JMMB Group, Proven, NCB Financial Group, Barita Investments, VMBS Investments, Jamaican Teas, QWI Investments and Sagicor Group. Banks may have to increase loan loss provisions as businesses encounter cash flow problems and defaulting on loan payments.
The targeted average PE ratio is 20, with both the Junior and Main markets currently trading well below this level. The JSE Main Market ended the week, with an overall PE of 8 and the Junior Market a mere 8.5, based on current 2020 earnings. The PE ratio for Junior Market Top 10 stocks averages 4.7 with the Main Market at 8.
The TOP 10 stocks now trade at a discount of 45 percent of the average for Junior Market and Main Market stocks trade at a discount of 33 percent to the overall market. The average projected gain for the IC TOP 10 stocks is 377 percent for the Junior Market and 153 percent for the JSE Main Market, based mostly on 2020 earnings.
IC TOP 10 stocks are likely to deliver the best returns to March 2021. Forecasted earnings and PE ratio for the current fiscal year are in determining potential gains. The ranking of stocks is in order of likely increases, with the highest-ranked, being the most attractive. Expected values will change as stock prices fluctuate and will result in movements of the selection in and out of the lists for most weeks. Earnings per share are revised on an ongoing basis as new information is received that can result in changes in and out of the list.

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Carreras & Medical Disposable lead TOP 10

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The past week saw significant fluctuations in prices of several stocks, leading to notable declines in the market indices of the Junior and Main Market and resulting in some changes in the TOP 10 stocks.
The Junior Market lost General Accident and Lasco Distributors and welcomed back Jetcon Corporation and Dolphin Cove. In the JSE Main Market, the price of NCB Financial fell to $190, with the stock edging out Pulse Investments in the process.
The JSE Main Market ended the week, with an overall PE of 21.1 and the Junior Market 14.2, based on current 2019 earnings. The PE ratio for Junior Market Top 10 stocks averages 9.2 with the Main Market at 11.1.
The targeted average PE ratio is 25, with several stocks trading at that level or just under, in 22 times region, currently. The TOP 10 shares now trade at a discount of 35 percent of the average for Junior Market and Main Market stocks trade at a discount of 47 percent to the overall market.
The average projected gain for the IC TOP 10 stocks is 177 percent for the Junior Market and 129 percent for the JSE Main Market, based mostly on 2019 earnings.
The top three Junior Market stocks are Medical Disposables with projected gains of 257 percent, followed by Main Event with 232 percent and Jamaican Teas is in the third spot with 187 percent likely capital gain, with the price pulling back from $7.40 at the start of the week to $6.98 at the close. During the week, Jamaican Teas announced a three for one stock split, subject to approval by shareholders.
During the week, Sygnus Credit Investments US dollar-based stock that surged to number one spot on the Jamaican Stock Exchange Main Market at the end of the prior week climbed to 18 US cents and moved to the sixth position. Carreras now leads the TOP 10 Main Market stocks with projected gains with 176 percent, followed by Radio Jamaica in the number two spot, with 166 percent and Berger Paints with 152 percent.
IC TOP 10 stocks are likely to deliver the best returns to March this year. Forecasted earnings and PE ratio for the current fiscal year are in determining potential gains. The stocks are ranked in the order of likely increases, with the highest-ranked, being the most attractive. Expected values will change as stock prices fluctuate and will result in movements of the selection in and out of the lists for most weeks. Earnings per share are revised on an ongoing basis as new information is received that can result in changes in and out of the list.

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Main Event & Sygnus lead IC TOP 10

Main Event revenues are growing strongly.

Entertainment event planners, Main Event and Sygnus Credit Investments US dollar-based stock surged to number one spot on the Junior and Main markets of the Jamaican Stock Exchange in a week with just one change to the TOP 10 lists.
Dolphin Cove’s price moved to $11.90 and the stock moved out of the Junior Market TOP 10 and is replaced by General Accident with the stock price falling to $6.45.
The Jamaica Stock Exchange got some price changing news during the past week. Jamaican Teas announced that the directors would be meeting to consider increasing the share capital and a sub-division of the companies issued shares. That news created added interest in the stock, driving the price from $6.58 to close the week at $7.40. Pulse Investments announced expansion into residential real estate development for sales and the retention of some units. The stock was added to the Main Market TOP 10 in 2019 and is on the verge of moving out, with increased buying interest. KLE Group announced the buy-out of the Tacks and Records restaurant in Montego Bay that will add significantly to revenues and boost profitability. KLE is one to watch. Proven Investments announced another stock offering, this time to the wider public. The move with help to boost broader interest in the stock as it pulls in new shareholders.
The JSE Main Market ended the week, with an overall PE of 21.2 and the Junior Market 14.4, based on current 2019 earnings. The PE ratio for Junior Market Top 10 stocks averages 8.9 with the Main Market at 10.9.
The targeted average PE ratio is 25, with several stocks trading at that level or just under, in 22 times region, currently. The TOP 10 companies now trade at a discount of 38 percent of the average for Junior Market and Main Market stocks trade at a discount of 49 percent to the overall market.
The average projected gain for the IC TOP 10 stocks is 187 percent for the Junior Market and 135 percent for JSE Main Market, based mostly on 2019 earnings.
The top three Junior Market stocks currently are by Main Event with projected gains of 305 percent, followed by Medical Disposables with 257 percent and CAC 2000, with 188 percent likely capital growth.
Sygnus US dollar-denominated stock, holds on to the lead of Main Market stocks with projected gains with 186 percent, followed by Carreras in the number two spot, with 171 percent and Berger Paints with 165 percent.
IC TOP 10 stocks are likely to deliver the best returns to March this year. Forecasted earnings and PE ratio for the current fiscal year are in determining potential gains. Possible gains for each stock are ranked, with highest-ranked being the most attractive. Expected values will change as stock prices fluctuate and will result in movements of the selection in and out of the lists for most weeks. Earnings per share are revised on an ongoing basis as new information is received that can result in changes in and out of the list.

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tTech & Honey Bun leaves IC TOP 10

Lumber Depot is back in TOP 10 with the price at $1.50.

Jamaican stocks are off to a positive start for 2020, with the JSE all Jamaica Composite Index rising 2,715.02 points and Junior Market adding 29.23 points in two days.
This year’s movements are much stronger than for the same period in 2019 when the All Jamaica Index rose 796.77 points and the Junior Market gained 14.52 points.
Word reaching IC Insider.com is that the prospectus for the Initial Public Offer for Caribbean Assurance Brokers should be out in a matter of days, but it could be as early as Monday.
At the close of the market this past Friday, the Junior Market had two new listings while the Main Market listings remained unchanged. Lasco Distributors and Lumber Depot that fell to $1.50, reentered the TOP 10, replacing Honey Bun that closed the week at $8.49 and tTech that ended the week at $5.50.
The JSE Main Market ended the week, with an overall PE of 21.2 and the Junior Market 14.6, based on current 2019 earnings. The PE ratio for Junior Market Top 10 stocks averages 9.4 with the Main Market 10.2.
The targeted average PE ratio is 25, with several stocks trading at that level or just under, in 22 times region, currently. The TOP 10 stocks now trade at a discount of 37 percent of the average for Junior Market and Main Market stocks trade at a discount of 48 percent to the overall market.
The average projected gain for the IC TOP 10 stocks is 177 percent for the Junior Market and 132 percent for JSE Main Market based mostly on 2019 earnings.
The top three Junior Market stocks currently are Medical Disposables with projected gains of 257 percent, followed by Main Event with 246 percent and Jamaican Teas with 204 percent likely capital growth.
Radio Jamaica still holds on to the lead of Main Market stocks with projected gains with 178 percent, followed by Carreras in the number two spot, with 174 percent and Sygnus US dollar-denominated stock, with 167 percent.
IC TOP 10 stocks are likely to deliver the best returns to March next year. Forecasted earnings and PE ratio for the current fiscal year are in determining potential gains. The projected increase for each stock is ranked, with highest-ranked being the most attractive. Expected values will change as stock prices fluctuate and will result in movements of the selection in and out of the lists for most weeks. Earnings per share are revised on an ongoing basis as new information is received that can result in changes in and out of the list.

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Two new IC TOP 10 listings

With the final days of 2019 draws to a close, investors looking back must ponder how the JSE Main Market stocks outperformed the Junior Stocks by a considerable margin, by growth in the market indices and the number of shares with triple-digit gains.
At the end of the week, JSE Main Market stocks gained 33 percent to just 4 percent for the Juniors as six Main Market stocks more than doubled compared to only three Junior stocks.
The Junior Market had Lasco Distributors and Paramount Trading entering the TOP 10 last week. Still, they were replaced this week, by Honey Bun and tTech, in at number 9 and 10 positions, respectively. There were no changes to the TOP 10 listing for Main Market stocks.
The targeted PE ratio is now 25, with several stocks trading at that level or around 22 currently. The average projected gains for the IC TOP 10 stocks are 172 percent for Junior Market and 152 percent for JSE Main market Top 10 stocks.
The top three Junior Market stocks currently are Medical Disposables with projected gains of 257 percent, followed by Main Event with a potential increase of 227 percent and Jamaican Teas with 223 percent likely capital growth.
Radio Jamaica is still the leading Main Market stock, with an expected increase of 213 percent, even with the price moving up from $1.85 to $2. Pulse Investments is in at the number two spot with a projected increase of 201 percent and Sygnus US dollar-denominated stock, with likely gains of 186 percent, is next.
The JSE Main Market closed the week, with an overall PE of 20.5 and the Junior Market at 14.5, based on current year’s earnings. The PE ratio for Junior Market Top 10 stocks averages 9.4 with the Main Market PE at 10.2.
The TOP 10 stocks now trade at a discount of 35 percent of the average for Junior Market stocks and main market stocks trade at a discount of 50 percent to the overall market.
IC TOP 10 stocks are likely to deliver the best returns to March next year. Forecasted earnings and PE ratio for the current fiscal year are in determining potential gains. Possible gains for each stock are ranked in descending order, with the highest-ranked being the most attractive. Expected values will change as stock prices fluctuate and will result in movements of the selection in and out of the lists for most weeks. Earnings per share are revised on an ongoing basis as new information is received that can result in changes in and out of the list.

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Sygnus US$ stock hits IC TOP 10

The JSE Main Market TOP 10 had just stock leaving with Sygnus Credit Investments Jamaican dollar listing replaced by the US dollar listed stock, with the price of the latter at 14 US cents or just under J$19 equivalent.
The Sygnus Jamaican quoted stock climbed to a record high of $30 on Friday, but ended at a record closing high of $27 at the end of trading and moved down to 12th spot in the overall market ranking.
The recently listed Lumber Depot closed trading at $1.91 on Friday and moved out of the TOP Junior Market listing. Also, leaving the TOP 10 was Honey Bun, with the price rising to $8.39 with a limited supply of the stock.
Coming into the Junior Market listing, are Lasco Distributors and Paramount Trading as investors beat down their prices.
The targeted PE ratio is now 25, with several stocks trading at that level or around 22 currently. The average projected gains for the IC TOP 10 stocks are 179 percent for Junior Market and 154 percent for JSE Main market Top 10 shares.
The top three Junior Market stocks currently are the Main Event with projected gains of 243 percent, followed by Medical Disposables with a potential increase of 238 percent and Jamaican Teas with 220 percent likely capital growth.
Radio Jamaica still holds on to the lead for Main Market stocks, with an expected increase of 236 percent, followed by Pulse Investments in the number two spot with projected growth of 205 percent and Sygnus US dollar-denominated stock with likely gains of 186 percent, is next.
The JSE Main Market closed the week, with an overall PE of 20.6 and the Junior Market at 14.3, based on current year’s earnings. The PE ratio for Junior Market Top 10 stocks averages 9.1 with the Main Market PE at 10.1.
The TOP 10 stocks now trade at a discount of 36 percent of the average for Junior Market stocks and the Main Market stocks trade at a discount of 51 percent to the overall market.
IC TOP 10 stocks are likely to deliver the best returns to March next year. Projected earnings, along with the PE ratio for each company’s current fiscal year, are used in determining potential gains with the likely gains ranked in descending order with highest-ranked being the most attractive. Forecasted values will change as stock prices fluctuate and will result in movements of the selection in and out of the lists for most weeks. Earnings per share are revised on an ongoing basis as new information is received that can result in changes in and out of the list.

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Lumber Depot set to leave IC TOP 10

Newly listed Lumber Depot traded for the first time after listing on Friday to close at $1.59, up 32.5 percent from the IPO issue price of $1.20. The stock remains in the TOP Junior Market listing at 6th position from third, last week, but may not be in it much longer.
 Honey Bun that jumped ship at the end of the prior week, returns to sit at 10th spot with the fall of tTech while the JSE Main Market welcomed back Stanley Motta to the TOP 10 at the expense of NCB Financial.
IC Insider.com has upgraded the target PE ratios to 25 with several stocks trading at that around 22 currently. The average projected gains for the IC TOP 10 stocks are 187 percent for Junior Market stocks and 145 percent for JSE Main market Top 10 companies.
The top three Junior Market stocks are Medical Disposables with projected gains of 252 percent, followed by Main Event with a potential appreciation of 246 percent and Jamaican Teas with 233 percent.
Radio Jamaica holds the lead of Main Market stocks with projected gains of 238 percent, followed by Carreras in the number two spot with projected growth of 168 percent and Pulse Investments with likely increases of 167 percent is next.
The JSE Main Market closed the week, with an overall PE of 20.8 and the Junior Market at 14.9, based on current year’s earnings. The PE ratio for Junior Market Top 10 stocks averages 9.1 with the Main Market PE at 10.4.
The TOP 10 stocks now trade at a discount of 39 percent of the average for Junior Market stocks and Main Market stocks trade at a discount of 50 percent to the overall market.
IC TOP 10 stocks are likely to deliver the best returns to March next year. Projected earnings, along with the PE ratio for each company’s current fiscal year, are used in determining potential gains with the likely gains ranked in descending order with highest-ranked being the most attractive. Future values will change as stock prices fluctuate and will result in movements of the selection in and out of the lists for most weeks. Earnings per share are revised on an ongoing basis as new information is received that can result in changes in and out of the list.

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MailPac drops out of IC TOP 10

Newly listed MailPac Group more than doubled in price, trading as high as $2.60 but closed the week at $2.22 and dropped out of the TOP Junior Market listing.
IC Insider.com has upgraded the average targeted PE to March 2020 based on the valuation of more than 22 times earnings, that the market has placed on several stocks currently.
 Honey Bun also jumped ship after posting strong growth with full-year results showing profit rising 67 percent to hit $157 million from a 17 percent rise in revenues to $1.54 billion. The stock closed at $8, up from $7 last week, but traded at a record high of $9.20 on Friday. Honey Bun entered the TOP 10 in the first week in October at $6.15 and left with a gain of 30 percent, but it still has more gains ahead of it. tTech price fell to $5.35 and re-entered the TOP 10 along with Caribbean Flavours, with its price dropping from $17.90 last week to close at $15.64 to return to the TOP 10.  PanJam Investment moved into the JSE Main Market Top 10 at the expense of Stanley Motta.
The past week was generally good for stocks as the JSE Main Market rose 4,691 points and the Junior Market climbed 89 points. The Junior Market movement was partially helped by the steep rise in the price of MailPac, from the IPO price of $1. Importantly, the Junior Market has made a sharp break out of a downward sloping channel that started after the market peaked in Mid-August. It now seems to be heading higher, with a healthy break out of the channel.
IC Insider.com has upgraded the target PE ratios to 25 with several stocks trading at that around 22 currently. The average projected gains for the IC TOP 10 stocks are 187 percent for Junior Market stocks and 145 percent for JSE Main market Top 10 shares.
Medical Disposables lead the top three Junior Market stocks with projected gains of 257 percent, followed by Main Event with potential profits of 246 percent and Lumber Depot with 233 percent.
 Radio Jamaica is the lead stock with projected gains of 247 percent, followed by Pulse Investments in the number two spot with a projected growth of 164 percent and Carreras with a likely increase of 111percent is next.
The JSE Main Market closed the week, with an overall PE of 21.5 and the Junior Market at 14.6, an improvement over the previous week’s 14.2, based on current year’s earnings. The PE ratio for Junior Market Top 10 stocks averages 8.9 from 8.7 last week with the Main Market PE at 10.5.
The TOP 10 stocks now trade at a discount of 39 percent to the average for Junior Market stocks and JSE Main Market stocks trade at a discount of 51 percent to the overall market.
IC TOP 10 stocks are likely to deliver the best returns to March next year. Projected earnings, along with the PE ratio for each company’s current fiscal year, are used in determining potential gains with the likely gains ranked in descending order with highest-ranked being the most attractive. Possible values will change as stock prices fluctuate and will result in movements of the selection in and out of the lists for most weeks. Earnings per share are revised on an ongoing basis as new information is received that can result in changes in and out of the list.

This report is compiled by persons who may have an interest in the securities commented on.