Kremi and LasM in IC Top 10

Profit for Stationery and Office Supplies fell well below expectations for 2018, resulting in a downward revision to the 2019 estimate to 75 cents per share that is not good enough to keep it in the TOP 10.
tTech rose to $6.20 to exit the TOP 10 Junior Market stocks. Caribbean Cream and Lasco Manufacturing moved into the list. There are no changes to the main market listing this past week. IC insider .com upgraded Caribbean Cement earnings to $6 per share helped by cost reduction and discontinuation of importing cement that is more costly than the local product.
The three leading Junior Market stocks are Paramount, with potential gains of 281 percent General Accident, with potential gains of 256 percent and Caribbean Producers 256 percent.
The three leading main market stocks are, Victoria Mutual investments with 162 percent likely gain, Radio Jamaica 148 percent and Sterling Investments with 147 percent and Sagicor Group with likely gain of 125 percent. Strong gains in the price of Carib Cement pushed it down to number 4 from 2 last week following strong increased profit for 2018.
The main market closed the week with the overall PE at 13.7 and the Junior Market at 10.6. The PE ratio for Junior Market Top 10 stocks average 6.4 and the main market PE is now 8.5.
The TOP 10 stocks now trade at an average discount of 40 percent to the average for the Junior Market Top stocks and main market stocks trade at a discount of 38 percent to the overall market.
TOP 10 stocks are likely to deliver the best returns within a 12 months period. Stocks are selected based on projected earnings for each company’s current fiscal year. Based on an assumed PE for each, the likely gains are determined and then ranked, with the stocks with the highest potential gains ranked first followed by the rest, 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 based on new information received that can result in changes in and out of the list as well.

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