More big price changes for IC TOP10

Last week, the Junior Market continued to move higher, closing higher than the prior week as the market index continues to flirt with the 2,600 points mark ahead of breaking higher and ended at the highest weekly close since mid-August as the bullish golden cross takes full hold on the market to launch a big rally.

Carreras stock price rose 14% during the past week.

In the process of the Junior and Main Market rising this past week, it ended with no new change to the TOP10 lists but there were some price movements of note during the week. Caribbean Producers having fell to $2.74 in the previous week rebounded 5 percent this past week to $2.89, while Lasco Financial lost 9 percent to close at $2.50.
The JSE Main Market rose to the highest level in nine trading days, during the week as it targets the 450,000 points level on the All Jamaica Composite Index in the next few weeks. Two stocks on the TOP10 made good gains in the week. Carreras that has lied in the top tier for some time, finally made a move, with a rise of 14 percent to $7.35 and now sits at no 6 spot, on the list. Radio Jamaica climbed another 13 percent this week, as sellers are less visible, with buyers pushing the price to $1.45 for a rise of 33 percent in just three weeks.
This week’s focus: The long awaited initial public offer of shares by Alliance Finance was announced this past week, with an offer for existing shareholders to sell 1.15 billion shares at $1.59 each. The prospectus containing details of the offer was released this past Wednesday, with the opening date of December 28. Other issues already announced are Sygnus Credit Investments, scheduled to close Wednesday gone, is extended to December 28. The original closing date was not convenient for some investors as the Christmas season placed pressure on some to meet the deadline. Key Insurance the smallest of the lot with a rights issue opens on December 28 and Derrimon Trading opens on January 8. Sygnus Credit Investments appears to be the best value offering with a PE below 10 times earnings.
The top three stocks in the Junior Market with the potential to gain between 220 to 350 percent by March 2021 are Caribbean Producers, followed by Elite Diagnostic and Lasco Financial, with Jamaican Teas slipping to 4th place. With expected gains of 133 to 221 percent, the top three Main Market stocks are, Berger Paints followed by Scotia Group and Grace Kennedy.
The local stock market’s targeted average PE ratio is 20 based on profits of companies reporting full year’s results, from now to the second quarter in 2021. The Junior and Main markets are currently trading well below the market average, indicating strong gains ahead. The JSE Main Market ended the week, with an overall PE of 16.4 and the Junior Market 14, based on ICInsider.com’s projected 2020-21 earnings. The PE ratio for the Junior Market Top 10 stocks average a mere 7.2 at just 52 percent of the market average. The Main Market TOP 10 stocks trade at a PE of 9.3 or 57 percent of the PE of that market.
The average projected gain for the Junior Market IC TOP 10 stocks is 194 percent and 121 percent for the JSE Main Market, based on 2020-21 earnings. IC TOP10 stocks are likely to deliver the best returns up to March 2021 and ranked in order of potential gains, based on likely gain for each company, taking into account the earnings and PE ratios for the current fiscal year.  Expected values will change as stock prices fluctuate and result in movements in and out of the lists weekly. Revisions to earnings per share are ongoing, based on receipt of new information.

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