More changes in IC TOP 10

Eight consecutive days of record close, for the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended last week, but that did not prevent new additions to the main market IC’s TOP 10.
At the same time, the Junior Market recorded strong gains in the week and reduced the year to date loss of nearly 10 percent to April down to just 5.3 percent.  While a number of companies released profit results last week many more are due this past and the market could get a jolt from some of them.
At the end of the past week, Jamaica Broilers and Stanley Motta moved out of the main market TOP 10 while Lasco Manufacturing and tTech moved up in price and left the Junior Market TOP 10.
Consolidated Bakeries and Main Event are the new additions to the Junior Market TOP 10 while IC Insider’s long standing TOP 10 main market stock, welcomed back, Sygnus Credit Investments that dropped out the previous week returns to the main market TOP 10 along with Grace Kennedy that reported below average first quarter results.
The three leading Junior Market stocks for the coming week are, Caribbean Producers with projected gains of 248 percent, Elite Diagnostic with likely gains of 233 percent, followed by AMG Packaging with potential gains of 216 percent.
Radio Jamaica with potential gains of 173 percent leads main market stocks, followed by Sterling Investments with 151 percent likely gain and Victoria Mutual Investments in third spot with potential to gain 148 percent.
 Wigton Windfarm, Jamaica’s latest initial public share offer, sits in at the 4 position on the main market stock list. The stock comes to the market at 50 cents per share and boast a PE of 8.3 times normalized earnings for the year to March 2019. With the heavy oversubscription, the top investors will get just a fraction of what they applied for will certainly pushed the price higher when it lists and start trading.
The main market, closed the week with the overall PE at 14.4 and the Junior Market at just 10.4. The PE ratio for Junior Market Top 10 stocks averages 6.7 and the main market PE is now 8.5. These levels, point to the huge upside for the 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 36 percent to the average for the Junior Market Top stocks and main market stocks trade at a discount of 41 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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