Major shakeup in IC TOP 10

The past week saw the release of quarterly results by several companies and that helped in reshaping IC TOP 10 list of stocks for the coming week. The Junior Market TOP 10 has 5 changes and the main market just one.
Earnings downgrades and the announcement of new initial public offers were the main factors that resulted in the changes.
Mailpac Group and the Lumber Depot released prospectuses this past week, with both making it into the Junior Market TOP 10 list. Other notable changes to the Junior Market list are Caribbean Flavours, Fontana and Honey Bun that reentered the top list after weeks of absence. Dropping from the list are Iron Rock Insurance, Caribbean Producers and tTech, all of which suffered earnings downgrade.
Mailpac Group released its prospectus to sell 500 million shares at $1 each with earnings of 14 cents per share for a PE of 7 and potential gains of 180 percent. The Lumber Depot released its prospectus on Friday with a projected profit of $82 million or 16 cents per share.
JMMB Group released substantial gains in the half-year results that helped to propel it into the main market TOP 10 at the expense of Seprod. The latter suffered an earnings downgrade following the release of the nine months results.
 The top three Junior Market stocks, is now led by Main Event with projected gains of 201 percent, followed by Medical Disposables with 186 percent and by new entrant MailPac Group, with a potential increase of 180 percent.
Radio Jamaica
remains the lead stock with projected gains of 170 percent, followed by Pulse Investments in the number two spot with projected growth of 144 and Carreras with a likely increase in the stock price of 117 percent and percent is next.
The main market, closed the week with the overall PE of 17.6 and the Junior Market at 13.8 from 12.1, based on current year’s earnings. The PE ratio for Junior Market Top 10 stocks averages 8.1 with the main market PE at 10.5.
The TOP 10 stocks now trade at a discount of 42 percent to the average for Junior Market stocks and main market stocks trade at a discount of 40 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. 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 an interest in the securities commented on.

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