Junior Market jumps

A 12 percent fall in the volume of stocks traded, following an 11 percent decline in the value of funds entering the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Tuesday, but the declined in trading failed to stop the market from rising at the close, with trading in 41 securities against 42 on Monday, ending with 18 rising, 14 declining and 9 closing unchanged.
A total of 4,506,827 shares valued at $12,167,838 were traded compared to 5,099,286 units at $13,601,067 on Monday.
Trading averaged 109,923 shares at $296,777 compared with 121,412 units at $323,835 on Monday, with a month to date average of 250,933 units at $676,433 compared to 257,803 stock units at $694,789 on the previous day. October closed with an average of 264,407 units at $832,036.
ONE on ONE Educational led trading with 785,329 shares for 17.4 percent of total volume, followed by JFP Ltd with 485,798 units for 10.8 percent of the day’s trade and Dolla Financial with 445,647 units for 9.9 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index jumped 40.33 points to settle at 3,892.15.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.2. The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks incorporate ICInsider.com projected earnings for companies with financial year end that falls between November this year and August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows six stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, Blue Power rose 51 cents to $3.20 with 82 shares clearing the market, Cargo Handlers jumped $2.14 to $11.64 in trading 118 stock units, Consolidated Bakeries dipped 30 cents ending at $1.80 after 14,400 stocks passed through the market. Dolphin Cove gained 10 cents in closing at $13.40 with the swapping of 4,645 units, iCreate increased 8 cents to $1.94 in switching ownership of 35,766 shares, Indies Pharma rallied 8 cents to close at $2.70 in transferring 3,702 units. JFP Ltd popped 13 cents in ending at $1.61 with an exchange of 485,798 stock units, Limners and Bards gained 16 cents to settle at $2.76 in trading 2,029 stocks, Lumber Depot popped 11 cents to end at $2.42 in exchanging 283,339 stocks. Main Event shed 20 cents in closing at $9.80 after a transfer of 56,070 shares, MFS Capital Partners advanced 13 cents to $2.79 with investors transferring 346,960 stock units and Tropical Battery fell 12 cents in closing at $2.34 with an exchange of 77,339 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market trading jumps

Trading jumped on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Monday with an 83 percent rise in the volume of stocks traded, valued at 60 percent more than on Friday with trading in 42 securities versus 41 on Friday to end with ten rising, 22 declining and ten closing unchanged.
A total of 5,099,286 shares were traded for $13,601,067 compared with 2,791,802 units at $8,477,949 on Friday.
Trading averaged 121,412 shares at $323,835 compared with 68,093 units at $206,779 on Friday, with a month to date average of 257,803 units at $694,789 compared to 264,910 stock units at $714,119 on the previous trading day. October ended with an average of 264,407 units at $832,036.
Dolla Financial led trading with 1.31 million shares for 25.8 percent of total volume, Jetcon Corporation was next with 850,000 units for 16.7 percent of the day’s trade and ONE on ONE Educational with 786,772 units for 15.4 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index lost 18.42 points to settle at 3,851.82.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in the computing of appropriate stock values, averages 12. The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks incorporate ICInsider.com projected earnings for companies with financial year end that falls between November this year and August 2023.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows six stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial dropped $2.34 in closing at $20.66 with investors transferring 2,218 shares, Blue Power shed 48 cents to end at $2.69 after an exchange of 3,100 stock units, Cargo Handlers gained 50 cents to settle at $9.50, with 250 stocks crossing the market. Consolidated Bakeries lost 19 cents after ending at $2.10 with 10,725 units changing hands, Dolla Financial dipped 11 cents to $3.16, trading 1,313,389 stock units, Dolphin Cove advanced 17 cents to $13.30 in transferring 16,067 units. Elite Diagnostic fell 19 cents to end at $3.30 with an exchange of 6,600 shares, Everything Fresh rose 15 cents to $1.45 as investors swapped 19,067 stocks, Fontana shed 10 cents to close at $8.40 in an exchange of 26,477 stock units. Fosrich fell 10 cents to $4.05 as investors switched ownership of 485,062 shares, Indies Pharma lost 13 cents after ending at a 52 weeks’ low of $2.62 and trading 44,511 units, Iron Rock Insurance shed 42 cents in closing at a 52 weeks’ low of $1.76 after a transfer of 374 stocks. Knutsford Express gained 48 cents to finish at $8.88 with an exchange of 6,622 shares, Lumber Depot dipped 14 cents to $2.31 with a transfer of 87,095 stock units, MFS Capital Partners rallied 14 cents to $2.66 after 42,375 stocks cleared the market. Stationery and Office Supplies shed 70 cents to $14.30 in an exchange of 579 units and tTech popped 43 cents to $3.28 in exchanging 50,855 stocks.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

IPO closure lifts ICTOP10

The Jamaica Stock Main Market recorded gains to close out the past week on a positive note, but the performance only resulted in moderate changes in prices of ICTOP10 Main Market stocks, the Junior Market Index was flat compared with the prior week but resulted in some sizable price changes with one stock dropping out of the TOP10 as the Initial Public offer of Regency Petroleum shares was oversubscribed and closed and liquidity started returning to the market.
Access Financial dropped out of the Junior Market TOP10 after rising 11 percent for the week in making way for Medical Disposables to return.
Unlike last week when seven Junior Market TOP10 stocks declined between 3 percent and 20 percent, with only one rising this week. Rising stocks dominated, with five gaining 3 percent or more while three declined. CAC2000 ordinary share fell 15 percent to $7.06, Iron Rock Insurance was down 5 percent to $2.18 and Dolphin Cove lost 3 percent to close at $13.13. In the Junior Market, Paramount Trading recovered some of last week’s loss by rising 13 percent to $1.71, Lasco Financial popped 11 percent to close at $3, while Elite Diagnostic rose 4 percent to $3.49.
The Main Market 10 had just two stocks rising for a second week and six declining between four and nine percent last week. This past week, four rose 2 percent and 3 percent.
At the end of the week, the average PE for the JSE Main Market TOP 10 is 5.7, well below the market average of 13.4. At the same time, the Junior Market Top 10 PE sits at 5.9 versus the market at 12, an important indicator of the level of undervaluation of the ICTOP10 stocks. The Junior Market is projected to rise by 246 percent and the Main Market TOP10, an average now of 269 percent, to May 2023.
The Junior Market has 12 stocks representing a third of the market, with PEs from 15 to 35, averaging 20 compared with the above average of the market. The top half of the market has an average PE of 17. This data shows the extent of potential gains that the TOP 10 stocks possess. The situation in the Main Market is similar, with the 16 highest valued stocks priced at a PE of 15 to 73, with an average of 24.7 and 21.7 excluding the highest valued one and 19 for the top half excluding the highest valued stock.
ICTOP10 focuses on likely yearly winners, accordingly, the list includes some of the best companies in the market but not always. ICInsider.com ranks stocks based on projected earnings, allowing investors to focus on the most undervalued stocks and helping to remove emotions in selecting stocks for investments that often result in costly mistakes.
IC TOP10 stocks are likely to deliver the best returns up to the end of May 2023 and are ranked in order of potential gains, computed using projected earnings for the current fiscal year. Expected values will change as stock prices fluctuate, resulting in weekly movements in and out of the lists. Revisions to earnings are ongoing, based on receipt of new information.

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Modest fall for Junior Market

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The volume of stocks trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Friday dropped 45 percent with a 48 percent lower value than on Thursday, with 41 securities trading versus 40 on Thursday, with 16 rising, 14 declining and 11 closed unchanged.
Only 2,791,802 shares were traded for $8,477,949 versus 5,141,385 units at $17,482.988 on Thursday.
Trading averaged 68,093 shares at $206,779 compared with 125,400 units at $426,414 on Thursday, with a month to date average of 264,910 units at $714,119, down from 275,458 stock units at $741,310 on the previous day. October ended with an average of 264,407 units at $832,036.
MFS Capital Partners led trading with 682,869 shares accounting for 24.5 percent of total volume followed by Fosrich with 415,494 units for 14.9 percent of the day’s trade and Spur Tree Spices with 323,052 units for 11.6 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index shed 9.82 points to settle at 3,870.24.
The PE Ratio, a measure for computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.2. The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks incorporate ICInsider.com projected earnings for companies with financial year end that falls between November this year and August 2023. Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows four stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Blue Power rose 12 cents to $3.17 with the swapping of 27 shares, Cargo Handlers dropped $2.50 to end at $9 after an exchange of 4,121 stocks,  EduFocal gained 25 cents in closing at $2.52 after 21,752 stock units were traded, Everything Fresh fell 18 cents to $1.30 with 8,050 stocks changing hands, Fosrich gained 15 cents to finish at $4.15 with an exchange of 415,494 stock units. Future Energy Source rallied 16 cents to $5.06 with 242,005 shares changing hands, Iron Rock Insurance declined 39 cents to close at $2.18 after switching ownership of 52 units, Knutsford Express shed 23 cents in ending at $8.40 after exchanging 518 stock units. Limners and Bards popped 28 cents to close at $2.60 after trading 11,255 stocks, Medical Disposables advanced 55 cents to $5 with an exchange of 35,655 units, MFS Capital Partnersl ost 18 cents to end at $2.52 with 682,869 shares crossing the market. Paramount Trading gained 10 cents ending at $1.71 with a transfer of 3,847 stocks, Stationery and Office Supplies dipped $2 to $15 in exchanging 2,630 stock units and Tropical Battery popped 14 cents to $2.50 with the swapping of 282,539 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Big recovery for Junior Market

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange clawed back a fair bit of the losses incurred since last week following the announcement of Regency Petroleum IPO, with the Index rallying 82.24 points to settle at 3,880.06 on Thursday, following a 64 percent fall in the volume of stocks traded, after a 29 percent decline in the value compared to Wednesday with 41 securities trading the same as on Wednesday and ended with 19 rising, 18 declining and four closing unchanged.
A total of 5,141,385 shares were traded for $17,482,988, down from 14,142,422 units at $24,762,456 on Wednesday.
Trading averaged 125,400 shares at $426,414 compared with 344,949 units at $603,962 on Wednesday. Trading for the month to date, averages 275,458 stock units at $741,310 against 283,956 shares at $759,143 on the previous day. October closed with an average of 264,407 units at $832,036.
Dolla Financial led trading with 645,519 shares for 12.6 percent of total volume followed by Fosrich with 625,021 units for 12.2 percent of the day’s trade and Spur Tree Spices with 546,327 units for 10.6 percent market share. ISP Finance closed at a 52 weeks’ low of $14.98.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.1. The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks incorporate ICInsider.com projected earnings for companies with financial year end that falls between November this year and August 2023.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows six stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and five with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial popped $2.35 to close at $23 with 9,800 shares clearing the market, Blue Power dipped 12 cents to $3.05 in exchanging 527 stocks, Cargo Handlers climbed $1.50 to end at $11.50 with the transfer of 4,087 units. Dolla Financial advanced 12 cents to $3.28 as investors traded 645,519 stock units, Dolphin Cove rose 11 cents in closing at $13.11 after trading 86,622 shares, Everything Fresh rose 12 cents to settle at $1.48 after 7,632 units passed through the market. Fontana shed 20 cents to close at $8.50 with 223,272 stock units changing hands, General Accident gained $1 to $5 in switching ownership of 7,002 stocks, Honey Bun lost 10 cents to end at $6.50 with 10,506 stock units trading. Knutsford Express rallied 78 cents to close at $8.63 after trading 1,014 stocks, Lasco Manufacturing popped 10 cents to $3.90 in exchanging 109,140 units, Main Event advanced $1.26 to $9.99 with 7,876 shares crossing the exchange. Medical Disposables rallied 13 cents to $4.45 in trading 25,000 stocks, MFS Capital Partners advanced 10 cents to $2.70 as investors exchanged 444,181 units, Spur Tree Spices gained 11 cents to end at $2.98 with the swapping of 546,327 shares. Stationery and Office Supplies rose $2 to $17 in exchanging 2,000 stock units, Tropical Battery dropped 14 cents to $2.36 after a transfer of 475,316 stocks and tTech rose 41 cents to close at $2.78 with investors transferring one stock unit.
In the preference segmentCAC 2000 9.5% preference share declined 20 cents to 90 cents after trading 26,335 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

More slippage for Junior Market

More slippage of the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange occurred in trading on Wednesday, with the volume of stocks traded rising 103 percent with 9 percent greater value than in Tuesday’s activity, following trading in 41 securities similar to Tuesday and ending with 17 rising, 17 declining and seven closing unchanged.
Medical Disposables and tTech ended at 52 weeks’ lows of $4.32 and $2.35, respectively.
A total of 14,131,729 shares were traded for $24,621,843 compared to 6,978,401 units at $22,507,207 on Tuesday.
Trading averaged 344,676 shares at $600,533 compared with 170,205 units at $548,956 on Tuesday. Trading month to date averages 283,941 units at $758,948 compared to 280,295 stock units at $768,458 on Tuesday the previous day. October closed with an average of 264,407 units at $832,036.
Everything Fresh led trading with 10.03 million shares for 71 percent of total volume, followed by Dolla Financial with 1.06 million units for 7.5 percent of the day’s trade and MFS Capital Partners with 656,503 units for 4.6 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index declined 21.45 points to settle at 3,797.82.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 11.9, The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks incorporate ICInsider.com projected earnings for companies with financial year end that falls between November this year and August 2023.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows seven stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, Blue Power climbed 49 cents to $3.17 as investors exchanged 2,440 shares, Cargo Handlers lost $1.05 in ending at $10 with investors transferring 11,046 stock units, Caribbean Assurance Brokers dropped 7 cents to $2.25, with 9,200 units crossing the market. Dolphin Cove fell 14 cents to close at $13 with an exchange of 36,568 stocks, EduFocal dipped 5 cents to end at $2.35 and closed with an exchange of 133,063 stock units, Elite Diagnostic rose 20 cents to $3.50 in exchanging  7,668 shares. Everything Fresh declined 6 cents to $1.36 after exchanging 10,028,420 stocks Fontana shed 9 cents in closing at $8.70 after exchanging 35,197 units Fosrich advanced 9 cents to close at $3.99 after trading 430,903 stock units. GWest Corporation rallied 6 cents to end at $1.03 in switching ownership of 1,034 units, Honey Bun increased 5 cents to end at $6.60 as 26,027 stocks passed through the market, Indies Pharma lost 9 cents after ending at $2.76 with a transfer of 33,120 shares. KLE Group gained 10 cents to close at $1.80, with three stock units crossing the exchange, Knutsford Express popped 5 cents in closing at $7.85 with a transfer of 4,020 stocks, Lasco Distributors advanced 9 cents to $2.89 after 624 units crossed the market and Limners and Bards fell 49 cents to end at $2.31 with the swapping of 36,311 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Falling stocks outgun rising ones

Trading dropped on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Tuesday with a 33 percent fall in the volume of stocks exchanged with a 5 percent fall in value compared to Monday after 41 securities were traded versus 43 on Monday and ended with 14 rising, 21 declining and six closing unchanged.
A total of 6,978,401 shares were traded for  22,507,207 compared to 10,381,562 units at $23,676,379 on Monday.
Trading averaged 170,205 shares at $548,956 compared to 241,432 units at $550,613 on Monday, with the month to date, averaging 280,295 shares at $768,458 compared to 287,326 stock units at $782,476 on the previous day.  October closed with an average of 264,407 units at $832,036.
Fosrich led trading with 2.29 million shares for 32.8 percent of total volume followed by Dolla Financial with 1.13 million units for 16.2 percent of the day’s trade and Lasco Financial with 668,804 units for 9.6 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index lost 11.12 points to settle at 3,819.27.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 12. The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks incorporate ICInsider.com projected earnings for companies with financial year end that falls between November this year and August 2023.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows five stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial fell 10 cents to end at $20.65 with an exchange of 142 shares, AMG Packaging rose 29 cents to $3 in an exchange of 800 stock units, Blue Power fell 42 cents to $2.68 after trading resulted in 29,743 stocks passing through the market. Consolidated Bakeries popped 40 cents to close at $2.30 after 100 units were exchanged, EduFocal climbed 11 cents in closing at $2.40, with 310,958 shares changing hands, Elite Diagnostic dropped 20 cents in ending at $3.30 after 6,147 stocks crossed the market. Fosrich declined 17 cents in closing at $3.90 while exchanging 2,287,140 stock units, Future Energy Source dipped 15 cents to $4.96 with an exchange of 184,786 units, Iron Rock Insurance rallied 27 cents to end at $2.57 as 150 stocks crossed the exchange. Knutsford Express shed $1.19 to close at $7.80 as investors exchanged 256 stock units, Lasco Financial gained 15 cents to close at $3.08 trading 668,804 units, Lasco Manufacturing shed 18 cents in closing at $3.80 after a transfer of 109,388 shares. Medical Disposables fell 20 cents to a 52 weeks’ low of $4.90 with investors transferring 7,000 stocks, Spur Tree Spices lost 10 cents to close at $2.84, with 398,706 units clearing the market and Stationery and Office Supplies dropped $1.25 to end at $14.75 with the swapping of 6,923 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

 

Junior Market drops again

Trading picked up a bit on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Monday, with a 16 percent rise in the volume of stocks traded after 12 percent more funds passed through the market than on Friday following trading in 43 securities up from 42 on Friday and ended with 19 rising, 17 declining and seven closing unchanged.
A total of 10,381,562 shares were exchanged for $23,676,379 up from 8,983,578 units at $21,220,946 on Friday.
Trading averaged 241,432 shares at $550,613 compared with 213,895 units at $505,261 on Friday with a month to date average of 287,326 units at $782,476 compared to 290,620 stock units at $799,120 on the previous trading day. October averaged 264,407 units at $832,036.
ONE on ONE Educational led trading with 4.75 million shares for 45.7 percent of total volume followed by Dolla Financial with 1.66 million units for 16 percent of the day’s trade and Spur Tree Spices with 981,468 units for 9.5 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index dipped 41.57 points to settle at 3,830.39.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.1. The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks incorporate ICInsider.com projected earnings for companies with financial year end that falls between November this year and August 2023.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows five stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and none with a lower offer.
At the close, AMG Packaging dipped 44 cents to $2.71 after closing with 11,625 shares changing hands, Blue Power rose 43 cents in closing at $3.10 in trading 3,104 units, CAC 2000 declined $1.24 to close at $7.06 with investors transferring 325 stocks. Consolidated Bakeries lost 45 cents to end at $1.90 after trading 7,000 stock units, Dolla Financial fell 17 cents to $3.12, with 1,664,774 stock units crossing the market, Dolphin Cove dropped 40 cents in closing at $13.20, with 10,018 stocks changing hands. EduFocal shed 16 cents to close at $2.29 after 64,416 units crossed the exchange, Elite Diagnostic gained 15 cents in ending at $3.50 after an exchange of 10,292 shares, Express Catering popped 20 cents to $5 after investors traded 12,565 stock units. Fosrich lost 13 cents to end at $4.07 while exchanging 589,096 stocks, Future Energy Source rallied 11 cents to end at $5.11 with the swapping of 220,888 units, General Accident declined 90 cents to $4 with a transfer of 5,513 shares. ISP Finance dropped $3.49 to close at $15.01 with an exchange of 972 stocks, Jetcon Corporation shed 11 cents in closing at $1.08 as investors exchanged 11,041 units, JFP Ltd climbed 10 cents to $1.50, with 614,991 shares clearing the market. Knutsford Express advanced 99 cents to $8.99, with 1,100 stock units crossing the market, Lasco Financial increased 22 cents to $2.93 in exchanging 82,406 stock units, Lasco Manufacturing increased 18 cents to $3.98 after a transfer of 15,194 units. Limners and Bards climbed 11 cents to end at $2.78 in switching ownership of 238,825 shares, Lumber Depot rallied 27 cents to close at $2.50 while 113,008 stocks passed through the market, Main Event jumped $1.45 to $10 after exchanging 63,235 stock units. Medical Disposables dipped 25 cents to $5.10 after trading 3,000 shares, MFS Capital Partners popped 18 cents to end at $2.79 as 62,636 units passed through the market and Paramount Trading advanced 28 cents in closing at $1.80, with 1,019 stocks crossing the market.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Regency, Lasco Financial &138SL Stocks to Watch

Regency Petroleum is added to the Stocks to Watch following the release of its prospectus On Thursday with an issue price of $1, with the possibility of the price hitting over $2 initially. Palace Amusement is dropped for the time being with the company reporting improved results in the September quarter but still ending with a loss, but investors should be on the lookout for good things from the stock in the future as it continues to make headway to recovery.
Barita Investments and Consolidated Bakeries are removed from the list at this time with recent results suggesting that they are unlikely to move higher in the short term.
ICInsider.com watch list comprises Access Financial, Caribbean Assurance Brokers, Dolphin Cove, Caribbean Producers, Elite Diagnostic, Everything Fresh, General Accident, Guardian Holdings, Jamaica Broilers, Key Insurance, Knutsford Express, Lasco Distributors, Lasco Financial, Lasco Manufacturing, Medical Disposables, NCB Financial, 138 Student Living, One on One, Paramount Trading, Regency Petroleum, Scotia Group, Stationery and Office Supplies and Wisynco.
Major factors to consider going forward. The rebound in tourist arrivals only came back to 2019 levels since June. Providing there are no reversals, then companies who are highly dependent on the sector will enjoy a big bounce for the next nine months compared to the lower business generated since last year to April this year. The same applies to the entertainment industry as the sector only opened up after March this year. Banks will make a fortune from increased interest rates.

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Major shake up of ICTOP10

The Jamaica stock market got hit in the past week as a new Initial Public offer of Regency Petroleum shares open to the public on Thursday. The market decline is now a very pronounced feature of the market as investors seek funds to invest in the new issue and pressure prices of existing stocks and provides opportunities for savvy investors to pick up stocks at depressed prices for the eventual rally after the IPO closes.

NCB Financial Group is now back in the ICTOP10

The pricing of the IPO issue does not provide enough likely gains for it to make the ICTOP10, but it is included in the Stocks to Watch as the price is expected to jump and deliver a decent profit.
In the past two weeks, several company results were released to the public, with varying outturns, some of which led to adjustments to earnings per share for the current fiscal year. Sterling Investments and VM Investments earnings were adjusted downward and fell out of the TOP 10 and were replaced by NCB Financial Group and Key Insurance. Earnings for Berger Paints and JMMB Group were also revised downward, but they remain in the Main Market TOP10. Access Financial and Iron Rock Insurance return to the Junior Market TOP10 as General Accident and Medical Disposables dropped out.
Seven stocks in the Junior Market TOP10 declined between 3 percent and 20 percent, with only one rising. The Main Market list had two stocks gaining for a second week and six declining between four and nine percent.
Notable price changes during the week include Paramount Trading that dropped 20 percent to an attractive $1.52, Elite Diagnostic and Lasco Financial dipping 10 percent to close at $3.35 and $2.71, respectively, Lasco Distributors lost 10 percent to $3.10 and Caribbean Cream fell 4 percent to $3.86.
In the Main Market, Guardian Holdings rose 10 percent to $550. VVM Investments dropped 7 percent to $4.07 while JMMB Group and 138 Student Living fell 9 percent to $34 and $4.50, respectively, Jamaica Broilers and VM Investments fell 7 percent to $26.35 and $4.07, respectively and Radio Jamaica lost 5 percent in closing at $1.91.
At the end of the week, the average PE for the JSE Main Market TOP 10 is 5.6, well below the market average of 13.4. At the same time, the Junior Market Top 10 PE sits at 5.8 versus the market at 12, important indicator of the level of undervaluation of the ICTOP10 stocks. The Junior Market is projected to rise by 247 percent and the Main Market TOP10, an average now of 275 percent, to May 2023.
The Junior Market has 13 stocks representing a third of the market, with PEs from 15 to 30, averaging 20 compared with the above average of the market. The top half of the market has an average PE of 17. This data shows the extent of potential gains that the TOP 10 stocks possess. The situation in the Main Market is similar, with the 16 highest valued stocks priced at a PE of 15 to 90, with an average of 27 and 22.6 excluding the highest valued one and 19.4 for the top half excluding the highest valued stock.
ICTOP10 focuses on likely yearly winners, accordingly, the list includes some of the best companies in the market but not always. ICInsider.com ranks stocks based on projected earnings, allowing investors to focus on the most undervalued stocks and helping to remove emotions in selecting stocks for investments that often result in costly mistakes.
IC TOP10 stocks are likely to deliver the best returns up to the end of May 2023 and are ranked in order of potential gains, computed using projected earnings for the current fiscal year. Expected values will change as stock prices fluctuate, resulting in weekly movements in and out of the lists. Revisions to earnings are ongoing, based on receipt of new information.

Persons who compiled this report may have an interest in securities commented on in this report.