Honey Bun in General Accident exits ICTOP10

General Accident rose 7 percent to close at $6.40 and slipped out of the TOP 10 while Honey Bun jumped into the Junior Market top 10, while Main Market stocks were pretty steady with movements not exceeding 2 percent for the week in a week when Main Market indices closed the week higher than it started with the Junior Market slipping from the start of the week.
Notable TOP10 movers this week are; AMG Packaging rose 9 percent in closing at $2.07 from $1.90 at the previous week’s close and Lumber Depot rose 18 percent to $3.25. Medical Disposables lost 5 percent of its value to close the week at $6 and Caribbean Assurance Brokers dived 13 percent to $2.60.
The top three Main Market stocks remained unchanged at the close of the week, with Guardian Holdings still in the lead, followed by Caribbean Producers and JMMB Group, projected to gain between 213 to 253 percent, as was the case last week.
The Junior Market top three stocks changed a bit during the week, with AMG Packaging leading, followed by Caribbean Assurance Brokers, with Access Financial Services moving from second spot to third position. All three can gain between 167 and 238 versus 162 percent and 268 percent previously.
The average gains projected for the TOP 10 Junior Market stocks moved from 142 percent last week to 150 percent and Main Market stocks moved from 157 percent to this weeks’ 159 percent.
The Junior Market closed the week with an average PE of 14.1 based on ICInsider.com’s 2021-22 earnings and currently well below the target of 20 and the average of 17 at the end of March this year based on 2020 earnings. The TOP 10 stocks trade at a PE of a mere 8.1, with a 42 percent discount to that market’s average PE.
The Junior Market can gain 42 percent to March next year, based on an average PE of 20 and 21 percent based on an average PE of 17. Ten stocks representing 25 percent of all Junior Market stocks with positive earnings are trading at or above this level, down from seven last week, indicating that many others will rise towards the 17 mark in the weeks ahead.
The average PE for the JSE Main Market is 15.8, which is 20 percent less than the PE of 19 at the end of March and 27 percent below the target of 20 to March 2022. The Main Market TOP 10 average PE is 8, representing a 51 percent discount to the market and well below the potential of 20. A total of 17 stocks or 36 percent of the market trade at or above a PE of 19, with most over 20, for an average roundabout 25, suggesting that the accepted multiple is between 20 and  25 times the current year’s earnings.
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