Junior Market moved higher – Monday

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended trading on Monday with 28 securities changing hands, as 10 securities advanced, 7 declined and 8 remained unchanged. The Junior Market Index advanced 9.89 points to 3,425.09.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading had 6 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices, 5 closed with lower offers, a negative pointer for trading on Tuesday.
Market activities, resulted in an exchange of 1,710,272 units valued at $8,314,488 compared to 2,257,896 units valued at $8,866,130 on Friday, from the trading of 28 securities.
Trading closed with an average of 61,081 units for an average of $296,946 in contrast to 80,639 units for an average of $316,647 on Friday. Trading for the month to date averages 73,884 for an average of $309,271 compared to averages of 76,500 for an average of $311,790 previously. September, ended with an average of 484,335 at $2,628,299 for each security traded.
At the close of trading, AMG Packaging ended at $1.95, after trading 162,000 stock units, CAC 2000 finished at $18.80, with 4,628 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cream ended trading $1.73 higher to close at $7.89, with 92,416 shares, Caribbean Flavours traded 2,000 stock units at $19, Caribbean Producers finished trading 125,661 units with a loss of 8 cents at $6.20. Consolidated Bakeries closed 40 cents higher at $2.40, with 270 shares traded, Derrimon Trading ended at $3, with 66,000 shares changing hands, Dolphin Cove concluded trading of 66,405 shares $1 higher at $17, Elite Diagnostic finished 25 cents higher at $3.45, exchanging 620 stock units. Everything Fresh ended trading of 114,400 shares and fell 10 cents to $2, Express Catering ended trading 166,739 shares and rose 1 cent higher to $8.40, FosRich Group traded 17,253 shares and rose 1 cent to close at a 52 weeks’ high $4.01, General Accident finished trading 29,810 shares and rose 20 cents higher to $4, GWest Corporation closed 3 cents higher at $1.93, trading 7,012 stock units. Honey Bun ended 4 cents higher at $3.95, while exchanging 46,014 units, Indies Pharma gained 5 cents and ended with 336,300 shares changing hands to close at $3.35. Iron Rock concluded trading 11,100 shares at $5, Jamaican Teas settled with a loss of 9 cents at $4.51, with 8,468 shares being exchanged, Jetcon Corporation ended trading 50,514 stock units with a loss of 1 cent to end at $3.95. KLE Group finished trading 300 shares at $3.75, Knutsford Express closed at $12, with 1,100 shares trading, Lasco Distributors ended with a loss of 2 cents at $3.99, in exchanging 260,460 shares, Lasco Financial concluded trading with a loss of 2 cents at $5.45, with 61,065 stock units. Lasco Manufacturing closed 13 cents higher at $3.99, exchanging 4,868 units, Main Event settled with a loss of 1 cent at $6.64, after trading 500 shares, Paramount Trading traded with a loss of 1 cent at $2.90, with 1,000 shares and Stationery and Office finished trading at $9.45, with 7,401 stock units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Watch NCB & Kremi this week

NCB Financial could be a winner this week.


The main market of the stock exchange closed the week with two of the highest daily increases in the market index ever, a clear sign that investors want stocks to buy and the supply remains very limited and putting the bulls in control.
The moves last week in the main market and since the start of August has set the stage for several stocks to be on the move this week.
The Junior Market continues to inch forward as it appears that investors are waiting on results. They should get Caribbean Cream this week and that should be a strong set of results as the company benefits from lower raw material cost compared to the first quarter when profits jumped 59 percent.
The indicators point to continued increased interest in the main market stocks with a number of them are high on the list to watch for this week. Stocks of interest this week are Grace Kennedy, Barita Investments, Berger Paints, Mayberry Jamaican Equities, NCB Financial, Wisynco, Caribbean Cream, CAC 2000, Main Event and Stationery and Office Supplies, many of these have limited supplies for sale.
With the average PE of the market now approaching a comfortable 16 times 2018 earnings, stocks valued less than the market average could see increased interest as investors look for bargains.
NCB Financial went sideways for around two weeks but bids started building close to the closing prices last week and that could help it move higher this week. Barita had a relatively strong day on Friday with 261,000 shares trading, leaving only a minute amount of 6,200 units on offer at $25.

Caribbean Cream should post big gains in profit in Q2 this week.

Grace Kennedy seems ready to break out of the $60 range as there is no big supply on offer now and during the past week, it traded as high as $75. Caribbean Cement keeps trading between $46 and $50, but there appears no real desire to move the price forward, this one could be negatively affected by foreign exchange losses in the September quarter. Kingston Wharves has always had limited supply, so it could move higher going forward, as can be seen from the big jump on Friday to $83 at 52 times 2018 earnings the valuation is rich. Supply of JMMB Group have dried up and that could create the environment for the price to continue to move higher, it is also one of the lower valued stock in the main market. Investors have gradually sucked out most of the supply of Stationery and Office Supplies, below $10 and the price could move to the $10 level during the course of the week.
An overall view of stocks indicates that the main market continues to be steered higher by an upward sloping support line as well the 45 and 125 day moving averages, lending support just below. The Junior Market that traded recently at an all-time high, is being guided by an upward rising long-term support line and a golden cross. The golden cross is a very strong bullish long-term signal.

Kremi surges to top IC TOP 10

Caribbean Cream outlet in Kingston.

Investors pushed Caribbean Cream down to $6.16 on Friday to surge to the top of the list this week, while Stanley Motta was pushed down to $4.50 to reenter this Top 10 stock list.
JMMB Group jumped sharply to close at a new record high of $37 on Friday and was pushed out of the top tier main market list while Iron Rock shot to a record $5 and dropped out of the Junior Market listing. The market could be making a big mistake with Stanley Motta that is clearly undervalued. IC Insider.com upgraded Caribbean Cream earnings to 85 cents from 70 cents with a sharp fall in the price of milk solids since May by nearly 24 percent that should cut the direct input cost of producing ice cream.
Gains in the two markets are driving the PE ratio of the market higher with the overall PE for the Junior and main market, both rising to 15.8 as of Friday, up from just over 15 last week, as the valuation multiple grows with historically low interest rates and high liquidity abounding in the financial market.
The PE ratio for Junior Market Top 10 stocks average 9.2 and the main market PE is now 9.4, just marginally lower than the prior week’s level, even as the market continues to see an upward revaluation of the multiple.
The TOP 10 stocks now trade at an average discount of 42 percent to the average for the Junior Market Top stocks but it’s a third of what the average PE for the year is likely to be of 20 times earnings. The main market stocks trade at a discount of 40 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.

More gains for Junior Market – Friday

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The Junior Market Index rose 14.27 points to close at 3,415.20, after 28 securities changed hands, resulting in the prices of 12 securities rising, 7 declining and 9 remaining unchanged.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading had 7 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices, 3 closed with lower offers.
Market activities, resulted in an exchange of 2,257,896 units valued at $8,866,130 compared to 2,660,833 units valued at $11,718,330 on Thursday, from trading 28 securities.
Trading closed with an average of 80,639 units for an average of $316,647 in contrast to 104,192 units for an average of $364,931 on Thursday. Trading for the month to date averages 76,500 for an average of $311,790 compared to averages of 75,437 for an average of $310,542 previously. September, ended with an average of 484,335 at $2,628,299 for each security traded.
At the close of trading, Access Financial lost $2 to close at $46, in exchanging 1,790 shares, AMG Packaging ended at $1.95, trading 134,947 stock units, CAC 2000 finished at $18.80, trading 1,028 shares, Cargo Handlers settled 24 cents higher at $13.75, with 3,400 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cream ended trading 50,052 shares with a loss of $1.69 at $6.16. Caribbean Flavours traded 760 stock units, at $19, Caribbean Producers rose 3 cents trading 67,300 units to close at $6.28, Consolidated Bakeries closed at $2, with 6,068 shares trading, Derrimon Trading ended 10 cents higher at $3, with 230,398 shares changing hands. Elite Diagnostic finished 5 cents higher at $3.20, with 170,003 stock units being exchanged, Everything Fresh ended trading of 241,493 shares at $2.10, Express Catering ended trading 158,804 shares and rose 4 cents to $8.39, FosRich Group traded 15 cents higher at $4, with 6,459 shares changing hands, GWest Corporation closed at $1.90, with 5,000 stock units changing hands. Honey Bun ended with a loss of 4 cents at $3.91, after trading 211,872 units, Indies Pharma rose 10 cents and ended with 671,846 shares changing hands to close at $3.30. Iron Rock concluded trading of 800 shares at $5, Jamaican Teas settled with a loss of 5 cents at $4.60, exchanging 100 shares, Jetcon Corporation ended trading 157,389 stock units and rose 6 cents to $3.96, KLE Group finished trading with a loss of 5 cents at $3.75, with 31,700 shares, Knutsford Express closed at $12, in exchanging 5,632 shares, Lasco Distributors ended with a loss of 9 cents at $4.01, with 33,567 shares changing hands, Lasco Financial concluded trading 5 cents higher at $5.47, with 23,234 stock units. Lasco Manufacturing finished 13 cents higher at $3.86, trading 13,500 units, Main Event settled with a rise of 15 cents to $6.65, trading 1,000 shares, Medical Disposables ended trading 7 cents higher at $6.07, with 7,526 shares being exchanged, SSL Venture Capital traded 1,000 shares at $2.30 after trading at a 52 weeks’ high of $2.50 and Stationery and Office finished trading with a loss of 5 cents at $9.45, with 21,228 stock units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

More gains for Junior Market – Thursday

The Junior Market Index gained 19.14 points to close at 3,400.93, after 28 securities changed hands, resulting in the prices of 16 securities rising, 8 declining and 5 remaining unchanged.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading had 6 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices, 1 closed with a lower offer.
Market activities, resulted in an exchange of 2,660,833 units valued at $11,718,330 compared to 2,813,183 units valued at $9,853,139 on Wednesday, from trading 27 securities.
Trading closed with an average of 95,030 units for an average of $418,512 in contrast to 104,192 units for an average of $364,931 on Wednesday. Trading for the month to date averages 75,437 for an average of $310,542 compared to averages of 68,664 for an average of $273,220 previously. September, ended with an average of 484,335 at $2,628,299 for each security traded.
At the close of trading, AMG Packaging ended at $1.95, with 205,213 shares changing hands, Cargo Handlers settled with a loss of $1.49 to $13.51, in exchanging 6,800 shares, Caribbean Cream lost 6 cents to close at $7.85, with 86,620 shares changing hands, Caribbean Flavours traded 5,200 stock units and rose $2 to end at $19, Caribbean Producers finished trading 48,552 units with a loss of 5 cents at $6.25, Derrimon Trading ended 20 cents higher at $2.90, with 248,952 shares changing hands. Elite Diagnostic finished 8 cents higher at $3.15, with 6,000 stock units changing hands, Everything Fresh gained 19 cents and ended trading of 46,790 shares at $2.10, Express Catering ended trading 385,115 shares with a loss of 6 cents at $8.35, FosRich Group traded 6,500 shares and gained 55 cents to $3.85, General Accident finished trading 420,991 shares, at $3.80, Indies Pharma rose 4 cents and ended with 628,525 shares changing hands to close at $3.20. Honey Bun ended 10 cents higher at $3.95, with 1,769 units changing hands, Iron Rock concluded trading of 15,000 shares and climbed 10 cents higher to $5, Jetcon Corporation ended trading with 35,000 stock units with a loss of 9 cents at $3.90. Key Insurance traded at $3.08, with 148 units changing hands, Knutsford Express closed 32 cents higher at $12, with 1,142 shares, Lasco Distributors ended 9 cents higher at $4.10, with 19,022 shares changing hands, Lasco Financial concluded trading of 29,062 stock units with a loss of 8 cents at $5.42. Lasco Manufacturing finished with a loss of 12 cents at $3.73, with 12,460 units trading, Main Event settled 25 cents higher at $6.50, with 600 shares, Paramount Trading climbed 16 cents higher to $2.91, exchanging 89,375 shares, Stationery and Office finished trading 13,018 stock units and rose 31 cents to $9.50 and tTech ended 5 cents higher at $5.60, with 18,102 shares changing hands. In the junior market preference segment, Derrimon Trading 9% ended 26 cents higher at $2.51, trading 174,000 stock units, Eppley 8.75% finished at $6, with 145,607 shares, Eppley 9.5% settled with a loss of 2 cents at $6, with 1,270 shares, changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Junior Market edge higher – Wednesday

The Junior Market Index advanced 14.25 points on Wednesday to 3,381.79, after 27 securities changed hands, resulting in the prices of 10 securities rising, 10 declining and 7 remaining unchanged.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading had 6 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices, 1 closed with a lower offer.
Market activities, resulted in an exchange of 2,813,183 units valued at $9,853,139 compared to 1,606,501 units valued at $7,572,441 on Tuesday, from trading 28 securities.
Trading closed with an average of 104,192 units for an average of $364,931 in contrast to 57,375 units for an average of $270,444 on Tuesday. Trading for the month to date averages 68,664 for an average of $273,220 compared to averages of 50,901 and $227,364 previously. September, ended with an average of 484,335 at $2,628,299 for each security traded.
At the close of trading, AMG Packaging gained 5 cents to $1.95, in trading 1,197,742 stock units, Blue Power concluded trading of 13,398 units with a loss of 15 cents at $5.85, CAC2000 finished with a loss of 20 cents at $18.80, while exchanging 15,327 shares, Cargo Handlers settled at $15, with 338 shares trading, Caribbean Cream ended trading with a loss of 9 cents at $7.91, with 133,316 shares changing hands. Caribbean Flavours traded 1,000 stock units at $17, Caribbean Producers finished trading 55,688 units with a loss of 5 cents to end at $6.30, Consolidated Bakeries closed at $2, with an exchange of 1,000 shares, Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 23 cents at $2.70, with 203,686 shares changing hands. Dolphin Cove concluded trading of 2,370 shares, rising $1.01 to $16, Elite Diagnostic finished with a loss of 8 cents at $3.07, with 87,300 stock units changing hands, Everything Fresh ended trading of 180,782 shares at $1.91, Express Catering ended trading 85,088 shares and rose 1 cent to $8.41, FosRich Group traded 71,006 shares at $3.30 after trading at an intraday high of $4. GWest Corporation closed with a loss of 7 cents at an all-time low of $1.90, with an exchange of 14,863 stock units, Honey Bun ended 15 cents higher at $3.85, with 23,041 units changing hands, Indies Pharma lost 9 cents and ended with 238,186 shares changing hands to close at $3.16. Jetcon Corporation ended trading of 66,436 stock units after rising 13 cents higher to $3.99, KLE Group finished trading with 6,276 shares at $3.80, Knutsford Express closed at $11.68, with 8,990 shares changing hands, Lasco Distributors ended 5 cents higher at $4.01, trading 165,267 shares, Lasco Financial concluded trading of 136,768 stock units and added 10 cents to close at $5.50, Lasco Manufacturing finished 10 cents higher at $3.85, with 21,530 units trading. Main Event settled 15 cents higher at $6.25, with 12,457 shares changing hands, Medical Disposables ended trading of 4,060 shares and rose 50 cents to $6, Stationery and Office finished trading with a loss of 1 cent at $9.19, with an exchange of 66,295 stock units and Sweet River closed with a loss of 6 cents at $3.80, with 973 units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Junior Market stocks fall again – Tuesday

The Junior Market Index declined 29.46 points to close at 3,367.54 at the end of trading, after 28 securities changed hands, resulting in the prices of 7 securities rising, 12 declining and 9 remaining unchanged.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading had 7 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices, 2 closed with lower offers. This reading suggests that declining stocks should exceed those advancing for the second day in a row.
Market activities, resulted in an exchange of 1,606,501 units valued at $7,572,441 compared to 1,142,126 units valued at $4,705,199 on Monday, from trading of 26 securities.
Trading closed with an average of 57,375 units for an average of $270,444 in contrast to 43,928 units for an average of $180,969 on Monday. Trading for the month to date averages 50,901 for an average of $227,364. September, ended with an average of 484,335 at $2,628,299 for each security traded.
At the close of trading, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 1 cent at $1.90, with 46,425 stock units changing hands, Blue Power concluded trading of 23,701 units at $6, CAC 2000 finished 25 cents higher at $19, trading 2,827 shares, Caribbean Cream ended trading 15,184 shares at $8, Caribbean Producers finished trading at $6.35, after swapping 4,250 units. Derrimon Trading ended 3 cents higher at $2.93, with 102,401 shares changing hands, Dolphin Cove lost $1.51 to close at $14.99, with 10,551 shares trading, Elite Diagnostic finished 10 cents higher at $3.15, exchanging 53,573 stock units, Eppley rose by $2 to $10, with 500 units trading. Everything Fresh fell 8 cents and ended trading of 215,740 shares at $1.91, Express Catering fell 10 cents to $8.40, exchanging 67,913 shares, FosRich Group traded 2,300 shares, with a loss of 20 cents at $3.30, General Accident finished trading at $3.80, with 25,362 shares, GWest Corporation closed with a loss of 8 cents at a 52 weeks’ low of $1.97, with 32,274 stock units changing hands. Honey Bun ended at $3.70, exchanging 6,416 units, Indies Pharma lost 7 cents with 74,921 shares changing hands to close at $3.25. Iron Rock concluded trading with 155,898 shares with a loss of 10 cents at $4.90, Jamaican Teas settled with a loss of 20 cents at $4.65, with 68,523 shares changing hands, Jetcon Corporation ended trading of 5,100 stock units at $3.86. KLE Group finished trading of 1,871 shares at $3.80, Knutsford Express closed 32 cents higher at $11.68, with 1,370 shares trading, Lasco Distributors ended with a loss of 14 cents at $3.96, in exchanging 195,513 shares, Lasco Financial concluded trading with a loss of 10 cents at $5.40, with 232,236 stock units trading. Lasco Manufacturing finished at $3.75, trading 60,638 units, Main Event settled 18 cents higher at $6.10, in exchanging 6,383 shares, Paramount Trading traded with a loss of 25 cents at $2.75, with 7,069 shares and Stationery and Office finished trading of 177,532 stock units 10 cents higher at $9.20.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

14 Junior Market stocks fall 6 rise – Monday

The Junior Market Index rose just 1.98 points to 3,397 at the close of trading after 26 securities changed hands on Monday, resulting in the prices of 6 securities rising, 14 declining and 6 remaining unchanged.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading had 4 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices, 4 closed with lower offers. This reading suggests that declining stocks should exceed those advancing for the second day in a row.
Market activities, resulted in an exchange of only 1,142,126 units valued at $4,705,199, compared to 3,221,714 units valued at $11,222,507 trading on Friday from trading of 25 securities.
Trading closed with an average of 43,928 units for an average of $180,969 in contrast to 128,869 units for an average of $448,900 on Friday. Trading in September, averaged 484,335 for an average of $2,628,299 for each security traded.
At the close of trading, AMG Packaging ended with 40,952 stock units changing hands after a loss of 4 cents to close at $1.91, Blue Power concluded trading with 5,035 units, and declined 30 cents to $6, CAC2000 jumped $3.75 to an all-time high at $18.75, with 2,000 shares trading, Cargo Handlers settled at $15, exchanging 6,058 shares, Caribbean Cream ended trading 70 cents higher at $8, with 2,295 shares changing hands. Caribbean Flavours traded 15,300 stock units, with a loss of 2 cents to end at $17, Caribbean Producers finished trading of 1,955 units at $6.35, Derrimon Trading ended at $2.90, in swapping 226,188 shares, Dolphin Cove concluded trading with a loss of 50 cents at $16.50, with 110 shares. Everything Fresh fell 1 cent and ended trading of 116,277 shares at $1.99, Express Catering ended trading 30 cents higher at $8.50, with 21,625 shares changing hands, FosRich Group ended trading 2,945 shares with a loss of 20 cents at $3.50, General Accident traded 214,892 shares at $3.80, GWest Corporation finished at $2.05, trading 21,641 shares, Honey Bun closed with a loss of 25 cents at $3.70, with 48,907 stock units changing hands. Indies Pharma lost 8 cents with 119,039 shares changing hands to close at $3.32. Iron Rock ended 40 cents higher at a 52 weeks’ high $5, in exchanging 10,600 units, ISP Finance concluded trading with 3,000 shares after a loss of $2 at $20, Jetcon Corporation settled with a loss of 14 cents at $3.86, exchanging 800 shares, KLE Group traded 70,864 units for 5 cents higher at $3.80. Knutsford Express dropped $1.14 to $11.36, trading 205 shares, Lasco Distributors closed 15 cents higher at $4.10, in the swapping of 9,400 shares, Lasco Financial ended at $5.50, with 136,342 shares trading, Lasco Manufacturing concluded trading of 9,990 stock units with a loss of 10 cents at $3.75, Main Event finished with a loss of 48 cents at $5.92, exchanging 29,158 units and Stationery and Office traded 26,548 shares with a loss of 9 cents at $9.10.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Watch Grace this week

Grace Kennedy could move up this week.

The main stocks of interest this week are Grace Kennedy, Stationery and Office Supplies, CAC 2000, NCB Financial, Caribbean Cream, Main Event, Wisynco and Berger Paints, most of these have limited supplies.
With the average PE of the market now exceeding a comfortable 15 times 2018 earnings and rising, stocks valued less than the market average, could see increased interest as investors look for bargains.
Bulls continue to push the Jamaican stock market, to new heights last week as low interest rates and good profits help push investors into stocks against the back ground of limited selling.
The supply of several of the main market stocks are extremely scarce and that is working in market favour to move much higher, before too long. There are several stocks priced well below the market’s average and that could encourage buying interest in them as well.
NCB Financial went sideways for around two weeks but bids started building close to the closing prices last week and that could help it move higher this week.
Grace Kennedy seems ready to break out of the $60 range as there is no supply on offer now. Caribbean Cement

keeps trading between $46 and $50, but there appears no real desire to move the price forward. Kingston Wharves has always had limited supply, so it could move higher going forward. Supply of JMMB Group have dried up and that could create the environment for the price to move higher.
An overall view of stocks indicates that the main market continues to be steered higher by an upward sloping support line as well the 45 and 125 day moving averages, lending support just below, but the 400,000 points resistance could likely stall the rally in the main market for a while. The Junior Market that traded recently at an all-time high, is being steered by an upward rising long-term support line and a golden cross. The golden cross is a very strong bullish long-term signal.

JMMB & Honey Bun now in IC TOP 10

Honey Bun and Medical Disposables are in this week’s Top 10 Junior Market stocks replacing Main Event and CAC2000. In the main market, Sygnus Credit and JMMB Group are back in the top tier stocks and out goes Stanley Motta and Sterling Investments.
Sterling Investments, a very long time TOP 10 listing hit a record $22.50 this past week, as investors continued to applaud the recently announced 3 for 1 stock split. In the Junior Market, CAC2000 closed at $15 and ended trading with no stock on offer. The stock seems poised for stock split, to create more liquidity and is set to trade higher this week with buying orders in for 139,000 shares at $15. The price of Stanley Motta climbed to $5.27 during the week from $4.81 in the previous week and exited the main market list.
Barita Investments and Berger Paints, long time TOP 10 listees, moved up in price during the week but still remain in the listing at position 7 and 9 respectively and could be out by the end of this week, if current demand continues.
Gains in the two markets are driving the PE ratio of the market higher with the overall PE for the Junior Market rising to 15 and the main market to 15.3 as the valuation multiple grows with historically low interest rates and high liquidity abounding in the financial market.
The PE ratio for Junior Market Top 10 stocks, average 9.3, similar to last week’s level, as the market continues to revalue the multiple higher, the main market PE is now 9.5, up from 9.1 last week, for the top stocks.
The TOP 10 stocks now trade at an average discount of 38 percent to the average for the Junior Market Top stocks but it’s a third of what the average PE for the year is likely to be, at 20 times earnings. The 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.