Medical Disposables now a Stock to Watch

One on One Education climbed 11.4 percent during the past week to close at $1.66 following addition to the Stocks to Watch list while Knutsford Express climbed back to close at $9.10 from $8 at the end of the previous week and hit a new 52 weeks’ high of $9.75 on Thursday.

Medical Disposables

Medical Disposables dropped out of the ICTOP10 into the Stocks to Watch, but this publication gathers that the half year results due out by next week will continue to reflect increased cost outpacing the rise in sales. ICInsider.com forecast is for increased profits for the year to March 2023 at 75 cents per share which is likely to eventually push the stock price higher and trigger a stock split in 2023.
Buffetted by the closure of the entertainment business in 2020, Palace Amusement had another tough two years, with the 2022 fiscal year ending with a loss of $257 million, down from a loss of $383 in 2021. The improved result was mainly occasioned by a small profit of $12 million in the final quarter as revenues climbed to $275 million in the fourth quarter bettering the $106 million generated in all of the 2021 fiscal year. Revenues in the fourth quarter were well up on the third quarter with $142 million. The much improved June quarter revenue is still some distance from the $338 million generated in the June 2019 quarter, with a profit then of $36 million, but the 2022 results suggest that the company is not far from getting back to normal levels and if so could boost the stock price, currently in the $800 range and by far the highest priced ordinary share on the market currently.
ICInsider.com watch list comprises Access Financial, Barita Investments, Caribbean Assurance Brokers, Consolidated Bakers, Dolphin Cove, Caribbean Producers, Elite Diagnostic, Everything Fresh, General Accident, Guardian Holdings, Jamaica Broilers, Key Insurance, Knutsford Express, Lasco Distributors, Lasco Manufacturing, Medical Disposables, NCB Financial, One on One, Palace Amusement, Paramount Trading, Scotia Group and Stationery and Office Supplies.

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Based on recent releases of quarterly results Caribbean Assurance Brokers should be releasing nine months’ results this week that should reflect record earnings, which could move the stock price. The same goes for Lasco Distributors and Lasco Manufacturing and Stationery and Office Supplies should report nine months’ results around November 11.
Major factors to consider going forward. The rebound in tourist arrivals only came back to 2019 levels since June. Providing there are no reversals, then companies who are highly dependent on the sector will enjoy a big bounce for the next nine months compared to the lower business generated since last year to April this year. The same applies to the entertainment industry as the sector only opened up after March this year. Banks will make a fortune from increased interest rates.

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