Wigton storms into IC TOP 10

Wigton Windfarm is no 4 on IC Insider.com’s TOP 10

Wigton Windfarm, Jamaica’s latest initial public share offer that will come to the market this week, enters the number 4 position on the IC Insider.com’s TOP 10 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. IC Insider sees no great change in earnings going forward, until the present generating capacity for electricity expands.
With a new entrant to the top main market stock list, Grace Kennedy is now out of the top 10. The coming to market of this latest IPO seems to be having a negative impact on stock prices as investors gather funds to invest in what is proving to be a very popular issue. Reports reaching this publication is that a number of brokerage houses saw heavy traffic of applicants to purchase Wigton’s shares on Friday.
Several Junior Market stocks suffered losses this past week, as the Wigton IPO issue is about to open. Whether they are making a smart move or not will be known in a month or two.
Caribbean Cream slipped in price to $5.29 and Medical Disposables fell from $7.50 to $6.50 and moved back into the Junior Market TOP 10. Everything Fresh moved to $1.49 from $1.41 at the close of the previous week and Jamaican Teas closed at $4.05, up from the bid price of $3.50 to move out of the top tier of stocks.
The three leading Junior Market stocks for the coming week are Caribbean Producers with projected gains of 281 percent, Elite Diagnostic with potential gains of 238 percent and Iron Rock with potential gains of 224 percent.
Radio Jamaica is now the top Main Market stock with 163 percent likely gain, followed by Victoria Mutual investments with 153 percent and Sterling Investments with potential to gain 151 percent.
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 6.4 and the main market PE is now 8.2. 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.

3 new additions to IC TOP 10

There are three new additions to the IC Insider.com’s TOP 10 stocks for this week, but there are no new movement in and out of the top main market stocks.
AMG Packaging moved up in price and slipped out of the top list, Caribbean Cream and Medical Disposables that climbed to $7.50 at the end of the week, were edged out.
CAC2000 returns to the TOP 10 as the price fell to $9.21 after months of absence. Pressure on revenues due to disruption in business caused by the roadworks around the area of their offices, could see this one being down in price for a while, until investors see it as just temporary. Everything Fresh makes it to the list in eight position and Jamaican Teas returns with the price hit down to $3 but closed with the bid at $3.50.
The three leading Junior Market stocks for the coming week are Caribbean Producers with projected gains of 240 percent, Elite Diagnostic with potential gains of 228 percent and CAC2000 with potential gains of 226 percent.
Victoria Mutual investments is now the top Main Market stock with 156 percent likely gain, followed by Radio Jamaica with 152 percent and Sterling Investments with potential to gain 151 percent.
The main market, closed the week with the overall PE at 13.6 and the Junior Market at just 10.3. The PE ratio for Junior Market Top 10 stocks average 6.6 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.
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 38 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.

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Major changes in IC TOP 10 stocks

The major change in IC Insider.com’s TOP 10 this pass week, is a sharp change in the stocks showing highest potential gains.
The three leading Junior Market stocks Last week, were Iron Rock with potential gains of 300 percent, Caribbean Producers 281 percent up from last week, as the stock slipped to $4.20 and Lasco Financial with potential gains of 211 percent. At the end of last week, the highest gains forecasted is down to 235 percent, with Caribbean Producers holding the top Junior Market spot.
Main Market stocks have gone in the opposite direction with a fall in the price of Sterling Investments to $3.50, the stock now boost potential to gains 186 percent, followed by  Victoria Mutual investments with 156 percent likely gain and Radio Jamaica at 152 percent, being third.
The only change to the TOP 10 list is the exit of Lasco Manufacturing that rose to $3.60 on Friday, to be replaced by Caribbean Cream, that closed the week at $5.55.
The main market, closed the week with the overall PE at 13.6 and the Junior Market at just 10.4. The PE ratio for Junior Market Top 10 stocks average 6.9 and the main market PE is now 8.4. 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 34 percent to the average for the Junior Market Top stocks and main market stocks trade at a discount of 38 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.

Grace back in IC TOP 10

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Grace new HQ close to the end of construction in downtown Kingston

General Accident returned to the Junior Market TOP 10 list along with Main Event while Grace Kennedy returns to the TOP 10 main market list at the expense of Pulse.
Jamaican Teas price moved up to $3.97 from $3.50 at the close of the previous week and Caribbean Cream came in for some buying during the past week, pushing the price to $6.60 and out of the top flight of Junior Market stocks. In the main market, Grace Kennedy slipped in price to close the week at $59.75 and that was enough for it to edge its way back in the TOP main market stocks.
The three leading Junior Market stocks are Iron Rock with potential gains of 300 percent, Caribbean Producers 281 percent up from last week, as the stock slipped to $4.20 and Lasco Financial with potential gains of 211 percent.
The three leading main market stocks are, Victoria Mutual investments with 152 percent likely gain, is on top, followed by Carib Cement with potential to gain 150 percent for the year down from 172 percent in the prior week and Sterling Investments with 150 percent.
The main market, closed the week with the overall PE at 13.3 and the Junior Market at just 10.6. The PE ratio for Junior Market Top 10 stocks average 6.7 and the main market PE is now 8.4. 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 37 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.

 

3 changes to IC TOP 10

There are no changes to the TOP 10 main market stock list this week but the Junior Market TOP 10 list has new additions.
IC insider.com revised Paramount Trading earnings to 12 cents per share for the upcoming fiscal year starting June with the stock falling out of the list. General Accident closed the week at $4.50 and slipped off the list while Main Event enjoyed some price recovery, closing the week at $5.80 also moved out. AMG Packaging with the price slipping to $2, Jamaican Teas price moved down to what appears a bargain of $3.50 and tTech down to $5.50 reentered the TOP 10.
The three leading Junior Market stocks are Iron Rock with potential gains of 300 percent, Caribbean Producers 248 percent and Lasco Financial with potential gains of 215 percent.
The three leading main market stocks are, Victoria Mutual investments with 173 percent likely gain, is on top, followed by Carib Cement with potential to gain 172 percent for the year and Sterling Investments with 150 percent.
The main market closed the week with the overall PE at 13.6 and the Junior Market at 10.5. The PE ratio for Junior Market Top 10 stocks average 6.5 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 38 percent to the average for the Junior Market Top stocks and main market stocks trade at a discount of 39 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 to determine the stocks selected. The PE for each stock and the projected gains are computed to show potential gains for the year. The projected gains are ranked to arrive at the selections, with the potential gains 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.

Market Watch still on Scotia

Scotia Group January 2019 first quarter results due this week.

The main and Junior markets of the Jamaica Stock Exchange pulled back in the holiday shortened week as investors continue to digest and react to some mixed results for 2018.
Scotia Group did not released this past week as was done in 2018. The 2019 result is expected this week, this is one that is to be watched keenly and investors would be smart to keep an eye on the most critical signal that it will send for increased profits for this year. It must show meaningful  growth in the loan portfolio, to start pumping up profit. Caribbean Cement closed at $51.02 and should move higher with limited supply on offer and an analysis of the audited 2018 results suggesting that cost should decline sharply in some areas and revenues rise in the current year. IC Insider.com again revised earnings, this time to to $7 for the year. Last year, cement import cost more than $1 billion, that cost will not recur this year, they will also benefit from a full year of the removal of the expensive lease cost resulting full year’s saving from the $2 billion annual savings, resulting from owning the kilns rather than leasing. Radio Jamaica climbed to $1.15 late last week but there is not much selling at these levels.
Jamaica Stock Exchange pulled back during the week to $14.80 and seems poised to slip some more before settling down, ahead of the 2019 first quarter results that is expected to show a big increase in profit if the data of trading values are anything to go for 2019 to date. Grace Kennedy reported improved results with earnings per share of $5, helped by a big increase in investment income and foreign exchange should be priced higher than the $60.80 it last traded at.

Buying of Fontana was strong on Friday.


Buying came in for Fontana last week pushing the price the price to $4 on Friday and could move higher during the coming week. Wisynco continues to trade around the current price just below $12 and seems poised to continue to move side wards for a while. Watch Elite Diagnostic that has been steady around $3.20 but with good buying interest at the current price level but sellers are reluctant to come off the $3.40 offer price.
Buying for General Accident continues to trade around $4.50 level with no clear signs when it will the break out to a higher price level as there have been selling around these levels and that may well continue for a while.
Lasco Financial remains stuck around $4.60 price level with some selling taking place at $4.60, but buying is not strong enough to move the price in the short term. Medical Disposables bounced last week but the price may bounce around for some time in the medium term. Caribean Cream seems poised to move higher with a gap that has developed between buying and selling interest. Express Catering this one could see huge benefits from the big double digit increase in tourist arrival this year so far, with January up 11.3 percent islandwide. Stationery and Office Supplies dropped to $7 from more than $8 but there are signs of a bounce. Barita Investments announced an interim dividend of 82 cents per share, this news could well lift demand for the stock.

Cement tops main market TOP 10

Caribbean Cement is now IC Insider.com TOP 2019 main market stock.

Grace Kennedy moved up in price to $61 and is now at 13 spot, while Pulse Investments price slipped to $2.50 and moved into the TOP 10 main market stock list, replacing Grace. There were no movements in or out of the Junior Market TOP 10 listing.
IC insider.com revised Caribbean Cement earnings to $7 per share since the last report resulting from a reassessment of the amount expended on importing cement in 2018. Import of cement which cost more than $1 billion in 2018, is not expected to recur in 2019. That moved it to the top of the main market stocks. Earnings per share for General Accident was lowered to a more conservative 60 cents even though it could exceed that level, with the December 2018 quarter showing a 44 percent increase in gross premium income over the 2017 quarter, almost twice the 23 percent increase for the full year. If growth in the last quarter were to carry through in 2019, then a higher bottom-line can be expected. The earnings downgrade moved the company to the 10th spot on the list.
The three leading Junior Market stocks are Iron Rock with potential gains of 300 percent, Paramount with potential gains of 281 percent and Caribbean Producers 258 percent.
The three leading main market stocks are, Carib Cement is back on top with potential to gain 174 percent for the year followed by Victoria Mutual Investments with 173 percent likely gain and Sterling Investments with 167 percent.
The main market closed the week with the overall PE at 13.6 and the Junior Market at 10.2. The PE ratio for Junior Market Top 10 stocks average 6.3 and the main market PE is now 8.2. 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 40 percent to the average for the Junior Market Top stocks and main market stocks trade at a discount of 39 percent to the overall market.TOP 10 stocks are likely to deliver the best returns within a 12 months period. Stocks are selected based on projected earnings for each company’s current fiscal year. Based on an assumed PE for each, the likely gains are determined and then ranked, with the stocks with the highest potential gains ranked first followed by the rest, 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.

Kremi and LasM in IC Top 10

Profit for Stationery and Office Supplies fell well below expectations for 2018, resulting in a downward revision to the 2019 estimate to 75 cents per share that is not good enough to keep it in the TOP 10.
tTech rose to $6.20 to exit the TOP 10 Junior Market stocks. Caribbean Cream and Lasco Manufacturing moved into the list. There are no changes to the main market listing this past week. IC insider .com upgraded Caribbean Cement earnings to $6 per share helped by cost reduction and discontinuation of importing cement that is more costly than the local product.
The three leading Junior Market stocks are Paramount, with potential gains of 281 percent General Accident, with potential gains of 256 percent and Caribbean Producers 256 percent.
The three leading main market stocks are, Victoria Mutual investments with 162 percent likely gain, Radio Jamaica 148 percent and Sterling Investments with 147 percent and Sagicor Group with likely gain of 125 percent. Strong gains in the price of Carib Cement pushed it down to number 4 from 2 last week following strong increased profit for 2018.
The main market closed the week with the overall PE at 13.7 and the Junior Market at 10.6. The PE ratio for Junior Market Top 10 stocks average 6.4 and the main market PE is now 8.5.
The TOP 10 stocks now trade at an average discount of 40 percent to the average for the Junior Market Top stocks and main market stocks trade at a discount of 38 percent to the overall market.
TOP 10 stocks are likely to deliver the best returns within a 12 months period. Stocks are selected based on projected earnings for each company’s current fiscal year. Based on an assumed PE for each, the likely gains are determined and then ranked, with the stocks with the highest potential gains ranked first followed by the rest, 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 based on new information received that can result in changes in and out of the list as well.

Market Watch on Scotia

The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange moved within less than 5,000 points of the record close in November last year as investors pushed the prices of some stocks higher during the past week.
Based on the date the first quarter results for Scotia Group was released in 2018, the 2019 results should be released on Thursday but so far the company has not posted the date of dividend consideration  that is normally the date of announcing the results. Caribbean Cement closed at $55 and should move higher with limited supply on offer and an analysis of the audited 2018n results suggesting that cost should decline and revenues rise in the current year. IC Insider.com raised earnings to $6 for the year with the expensive $1 billion cement import last year not recurring this year and the benefit of a full year of removal of lease cost with added saving this year from the $2 billion annual savings from resulting from owning the kilns rather than leasing.  Keep on watching this one for a break out in price.
Radio Jamaica pulled back to $1 late last week but there is buying at those levels and above.
The Junior Market is consolidating with a slight negative bias, even as this market seems far more undervalued than the main market, the release of quarterly profit results is not helping this market currently as investors wait to see what 2019 results will look like.
Last week, a number of results were released but they showed that investors may have pushed prices to their limit already. Jamaica Stock Exchange report big increase in profit for 2018 of $413 million versus $221 million in 2017 with earnings per share of 59 cents and thus pushing the PE ratio to a rich 30.  Berger Paints profits were flat but the company had a blowout final quarter with revenues jumping 155 percent from the poor 2017 quarter and profits of $130 million versus just $30 million in 2017. Grace Kennedy reported improved results with earnings per share of $5, helped

Grace new HQ close to the end of construction in downtown Kingston

by a big increase in investment income and foreign exchange. Jamaica Producers earnings grew 23 percent to 73 cents per share and resulting in one of the higher valued stocks on the market. Mayberry Investments reported a loss of $6million after tax for the year with a big increase in credit loss and investment impairment provisions. Sagicor Group and PanJam Investment full year’s results are delayed.
Fontana’s and Wisynco continues to trade around their current prices just below $4 and $12 respectively and seem poised to continue to move side wards for a while.
Elite Diagnostic moved up to $3.20 last week with good demand at that level continues to trade around $3.10 with a gap developing between the bids at $3.10 and sellers at $3.40. Will buyers move higher or will sellers come down where the majority of buyers are?  Watch to see how this develops.
Buying for General Accident continues to trade around $4.50 level with no clear signs when it will the break out to a higher price level.
Lasco Financial remains stuck around $4.60 price level with some selling taking place at $4.60, but buying is not strong enough to move the price in the short term.  Medical Disposables bounced last week but the price may bounce around for some time in the medium term.

Cement & RJR on watch alert

Carib Cement could earn $5.30 in 2019.

The action on the Jamaica Stock Exchange is focused on the main market currently as it continues to exhibit clear bullish signs, that propelled by a recent wedge formation and is also being steered upwards by a long term upward sloping support line, that goes
back to early 2016.

The main market is just 9,625.14 points away from the peak
reached of 433,307.22 points reached on 29-Nov-last on the All Jamaica Index. The Junior Market is consolidating with
a slight negative bias, even as this market seems far more undervalued than the main market.
This week investors will see a series of releases with some expected to move the prices of some of the companies. The stocks in this
category to watch keenly are Jamaica Stock Exchange that should report a doubling in profit for the 2018. Berger Paints, Grace Kennedy, Jamaica Producers, Mayberry Investments that should show the full impact of the new accounting standard that will book all investments gains or losses directly to regular profit and loss, Sagicor Group, PanJam Investment. Release of full year’s results for Caribbean Cement last week, provided fuel that drove the price up to $51.50. Supply of the stock is low, with profit prospects for 2019 looking good.
Last weeks’ release of Fontana’s half year results, were mixed, with slightly higher profit for the six months but lower profit for the December quarter, the latter from modest sales increase, halted the advance of the price of the stock. The stock is likely to trade around the $4 level for a while. Investors ought to be focusing on the expansion plans and what that will do to profit in fiscal 2020. Wisynco continues to trade around the $12 mark but could break out at any time demand existing to buy just below $12 and supply drastically reduced compared to the period before the company released six months results.
Demand remains high for Buy Rated Radio Jamaica but supply has virtually dried up and so the stage may be set for higher prices ahead. The price moved up to $1.40 during last week but pulled back afterwards to trade back at $1 on Friday before heading back to close at $1.25.
Elite Diagnostic continues to trade around $3.10 with a gap developing between the bids at $3.10 and sellers at $3.40. Will buyers move higher or will sellers come down where the majority of buyers are?  Watch to see how this develops.
Buying for General Accident continues between $4 and $4.25, when will the break out takes place is unknown, but the valuation suggest that it could be sooner than later as the company is expected to build on the 2018 results of 29 cents per share in 2019.
The price of Lasco Financial rose during the past week but the price could inch higher this week but investors may not be ready push it much higher in the short term
Medical Disposables bid at the close on Friday was $5.50 with offer at $6.49, a wide gap that will close at some time. The company’s expansion into consumer products offers scope for a faster growth in profit going forward and that swill help the stock in the latter half of 2018. The latest results show, it is going take sometime for the expected growth to really take hold.