IC TOP 10 stocks hit record highs

NCB Financial dropped $17 during trading to $173 during Friday’s session

The main market hit a new record on Thursday as the All Jamaica Index the long term resistance at 520,000 points was pierced but the market pulled back on Friday with NCB Financial trading a large volume down at $173, down from $190 it was previously trading.
The Junior Market moved up and down during the week, with Fontana and Elite Diagnostic two TOP 10 listings hitting new record highs during the week. Sygnus Credit Investments in the main market also jumped to a record high during the week.
There was just one change to the TOP 10 lists this past week with Grace Kennedy coming in for Jamaica Broilers in the main market. Junior are now in the upper half of the Junior Market, both are now supported by 2020 earnings that are higher than for the year just ended. Earnings of former TOP 10 listing, Wisynco Group with switch to 2020 fiscal year earnings now sits outside the Top 10 but is still an attraction at number 16, but the stock came under selling pressure this past week.
Junior Market stocks continue to struggle to get investors’ attention. With the market consolidating and the expectation of mostly positive results to the market is poised for a takeoff very soon with the market highly undervalued.
The three most attractive Junior Market stocks are, Caribbean Producers with projected gains of 256 percent, Iron Rock with gains of 243 percent, followed by and AMG Packaging with possible gains of 200 percent.
Radio Jamaica heads the main market with 191 percent potential gains followed by Sterling Investments with expected gains of 165 percent and Sygnus Credit Investments in third spot with the potential to gain 153 percent by March next year.
The main market, closed the week with the overall PE at 15.3 and the Junior Market at 10. The PE ratio for Junior Market Top 10 stocks averages 6.9 and the main market PE 8.8. These levels, point to a big upside for TOP 10 stocks over the next 12 months and Junior Market stocks in particular.
The TOP 10 stocks now trade at an average discount of 31 percent to the average for the Junior Market Top stocks and main market stocks trade at a discount of 42 percent to the overall market.
TOP 10 stocks are likely to deliver the best returns within a 12 months period. Projected earnings, for each company’s current fiscal year, are used in determining, the selected stocks. The PE for and projected earnings for each stock are computed to show potential gains for the year, which are ranked in descending order. Potential 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 interest in the securities commented on.

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