Sagicor Group & CAC jump IC TOP 10

Sagicor Group traded 5m shares on the JSE main market on Friday.

Sagicor Group jumped to $45 at the close of the market for the past week, from $38.15 and CAC 2000 climbed to $12 from a $10 bid to exit IC’s TOP 10 stocks.
Investors responded to the release of Sagicor’s 2018 full year results showing earnings of $3.65 per share, pushing the price higher while CAC price dropped too far at the end of the previous week and encouraged buying that pushed the price higher this week. Making way for the stocks moving on are, Sygnus Credit Investments in the main market and Lasco Manufacturing entering the Junior Market list.
Several Junior Market stocks suffered losses this past week, as the market pulled back more than 9 percent for the year to date up to Wednesday and created greater potential gains for a number of stocks.
The three leading Junior Market stocks for the coming week are Caribbean Producers with projected gains of 246 percent, Elite Diagnostic with potential gains of 245 percent and Iron Rock with potential gains of 243 percent.
Victoria Mutual Investments is now the top Main Market stock with 163 percent likely gain, followed by Radio Jamaica with 161 percent and Sterling Investments with potential to gain 153 percent.
 Wigton Windfarm, Jamaica’s latest initial public share offer that came to the market this past week remains at number 4 position on the stock list. The stock comes to the market at 50 cents per share and boast a PE of 8.3 times based on normalized earnings for the year to March 2019.
The main market, closed the week with the overall PE at 13 and the Junior Market at just 10. The PE ratio for Junior Market Top 10 stocks average 6.3 and the main market PE is now 8.3. These levels, point to the huge upside for the TOP 10 stocks over the next 12 months.
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 37 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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