Price movements bring change to IC TOP 10

Stocks rose to their highest level since mid-April on the Jamaican Stock Exchange Main Market in the past week, during the past week the Junior Market traded at the highest level in seven weeks, with moves in both markets confirming the bullish signal technical indicators been flashing for weeks.
The movement in the markets resulted in shifts in the IC TOP 10. In the Junior Market Top 10, Access Financial dropped out after a week with the price moving from $20.02 to $22 while AMG Packaging moving in to sit in ninth position. Jamaican Teas shareholders approved a three for one stock split leading the stock up to $6.70 from $5.50. Eppley lost its Main Market TOP 10 position with the price moving up from $18.97 to $20.02  and is replaced by Jamaica Producers.
The top three stocks in the Junior Market with the potential to gain between 233 to 456 percent by March 2021are Caribbean Producers, followed by Elite Diagnostic and Limber Depot. With expected gains of 150 to 280 percent, the top three Main Market stocks are Berger Paints, followed by Radio Jamaica and Grace Kennedy in the third position.
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 the potential gains ahead. The JSE Main Market ended the week, with an overall PE of 15.3 and the Junior Market 13.7, based on ICInsider.com’s projected 2020-21 earnings. The average PE ratio of the Junior Market has been slowly rising, with better profit opportunities than the Main Market and narrowing the gap. The PE ratio for the Junior Market Top 10 stocks average a mere 7.2 at just 53 percent to the average of the Junior Market. The Main Market TOP 10 stocks trade at a PE of 8.7 or 57 percent of the PE of that market.
The average projected gain for the Junior Market IC TOP 10 stocks is 202 percent and 140 percent for the JSE Main Market, based on 2020-21 earnings, indicating greater gains are likely in the Junior Market than the Main Market.
IC TOP 10 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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