Two companies exist ICTOP10

As was the case last week, the Jamaica stock market continues to consolidate as it awaits developments that will push investors to act decisively. At the same time, the Main Market traded heavily and sat below the close of the previous week but the Junior Market mostly traded above the prior week’s close.
After just one week in the ICTOP10, Tropical Battery price rose this week and resulted in the stock falling outside the top flight, to be replaced by Lasco Manufacturing that dropped out during the previous week. In the Main Market, Scotia Group slipped out of the TOP10 and Radio Jamaica reentered.
At the end of the week, Tropical Battery rose 9 percent to $2.60, Image Plus Consultants gained 6 percent to close at $2.05, Paramount Trading rallied 5 percent to $2.20 and Iron Rock Insurance rose 4 percent to end at $2.50. Honey Bun fell 8 percent to $7.07 and was the only one of only two stocks to decline for the week, with the other slipping by just one percent.
In the Main Market, 138 Student Living popped 11 percent to $5.56, while Berger Paints fell 8 percent to $9.75, followed by a 5 percent decline for Jamaica Broilers to close at $30.
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 14.7, while the Junior Market Top 10 PE sits at 6.6 versus the market at 12.8, important indicators of the level of the undervaluation of the ICTOP10 stocks currently. The Junior Market is projected to rise by 208 percent and the Main Market TOP10 an average of 275 percent, to May this year. The major concern for the Main Market achieving such gains by May is that the list is dominated by financial companies that are out of favour and may need to see the summer months before full interest of investor start to show.
The Junior Market has 16 stocks representing 33 percent of the market, with PEs from 15 to 31, averaging 21 compared with the above average of the market. The top half of the market has an average PE of 18. The above average shows the extent of potential gains for the TOP 10 stocks. The situation in the Main Market is similar, with the 18 highest valued stocks priced at a PE of 15 to 116, with an average of 28 and 21 excluding the highest valued stocks and 28 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 and result in weekly movements in and out of the lists. Revisions to earnings are ongoing, based on receipt of new information.

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A Lasco company exists ICTOP10

The Jamaica stock market continues to consolidate, awaiting a dynamic development to push it decisively in one direction or another as the Bank of Jamaica quietly tightened the money supply further in January, drying up buying power in the short run. The first big likely move is unlikely to be a reduction of interest rates which is seemingly set to occur in the second quarter, but the reporting of substantially increased profits to flow from some companies.
Tropical Battery returns to the ICTOP10 list for this week with projected earnings of 30 cents for the current year, up from 15 cents last fiscal year and replaces Lasco Manufacturing which dropped out with a rise in price during the week as the supply of the stock has drooped sharply recently, with just 11 offers to sell now in the system.
Image Plus Consultants reported nine months results with revenues rising 27 percent in the November quarter to $248 million and 43 percent in the nine months to $803 million, while profit  rose moderately to $24 million from $22 million in 2021 and for the nine months profits nearly tripled that of 2021 to reach $148 million. The company reported incorrect earnings per share for the periods, using the incorrect number of shares. As a result, rather than 29 cents per share for the quarter and $1.84, it is 2.3 cents and 15 cents for the nine months. Regardless, the stock is cheap based on these earnings and those to come.
Honey Bun rose 10 percent to $7.69, with the December quarter results due any time now, Lasco Financial gained 9 percent to $2.84 and Lasco Manufacturing gained 5 percent to $4.79. General Accident rallied 6 percent to $4.99. Image Plus Consultants entered the ICTOP10 after just one day of trading and fell to a low of $1.86 during the past week before rebounding to close this past week with a fall of 12 percent to $1.93, Caribbean Assurance Brokers lost 6 percent of its value to close at $2 and Paramount Trading fell 5 percent to $2.10.
All other movements in the Junior Market TOP10 were 3 percent or less. The Main Market Berger Paints popped 12 percent to $10.60, followed by a 9 percent rise for Jamaica Broilers to close at $31.50 and Guardian Holdings with a gain of 4 percent to $535. There were no notable losses.
At the end of the week, the average PE for the JSE Main Market TOP10 is 5.6, well below the market average of 15, while the Junior Market Top 10 PE sits at 6.5 versus the market at 12.6, critical indicators of the level of the undervaluation of the ICTOP10 stocks currently. The Junior Market is projected to rise by 211 percent and the Main Market TOP10 by an average of 274 percent to May this year. The primary concern for the Main Market achieving such gains by May is that the list is dominated by financial companies that are out of favour and may need to see the summer months before the full interest of investor start to show.
The Junior Market has 15 stocks representing 31 percent of the market, with PEs from 15 to 29, averaging 21 compared with the above average of the market. The top half of the market has an average PE of 18, with prices of Fosrich and Future Energy adjusting downwards closer to the average of the TOP15. The above average shows the extent of potential gains for the TOP 10 stocks. The situation in the Main Market is similar, with the 18 highest valued stocks priced at a PE of 15 to 116, with an average of 27 and 20 excluding the highest valued stocks and 27 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 will likely 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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ICTOP10 buy rated Knutsford gains 44%

Shares of Image Plus Consultants were listed on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Friday to become the 48 listed company on the exchange and the 52nd company to be listed since the market commenced operations in 2010.

Knutsford Express

The stock failed to sparkle on listing, rising just 10 percent at the close and could come under selling pressure as investors exit for what they see as greener pastures. Regardless, the stock climbed into the ICTOP10 list for this week and replaces Caribbean Cream got an earnings downgrade.
Knutsford Express dropped out of the ICTOP10 at the end of the prior week and closed this past week at $12.49 to be up a solid 44 percent since it entered the TOP10 on the end of December. It still has much more room to rise with a current PE of just 12.5 and less, based on next fiscal years’ earnings. The move shows, the power that increased earnings have on price movement, with the company posting a profit of $143 million for the six months to November up from $13 million in 2021.
The Junior Market rose this past week t into poo record a rise for the first time this year, the move resulted in three solid gains and three sizable losses for the ICTOP10. Iron Rock Insurance jumped 19 percent to $2.40, Lasco Manufacturing gained 13 percent to $4.55 and Paramount Trading climbed 11 percent to $2.20, after release of strong second quarter results that showed continued improvement in profit, jumping 212 percent for the half year to $149 million. Caribbean Cream reported improving results but the overall profit was light and the stock fell 20 percent to $3.20, Lasco Financial shed 8 percent to $2.60 and General Accident slipped 7 percent to $4.71. All other movements in the Junior Market TOP10 were 3 percent or less. The Main Market only major mover was Berger Paints with an 11 percent loss to $9.50.
At the end of the week, the average PE for the JSE Main Market TOP 10 is 5.5, well below the market average of 15.9, while the Junior Market Top 10 PE sits at 6.5 versus the market at 13, important indicators of the level of the undervaluation of the ICTOP10 stocks currently. The Junior Market is projected to rise by 212 percent and the Main Market TOP10 an average now of 285 percent, to May this year.
The Junior Market has 17 stocks representing 35 percent of the market, with PEs from 15 to 30, averaging 20.7 compared with the above average of the market. The top half of the market has an average PE of 19 and shows the extent of potential gains for the TOP 10 stocks. The situation in the Main Market is similar, with the 18 highest valued stocks priced at a PE of 15 to 104, with an average of 32 and 23 excluding the highest valued stocks and 27 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 and result in weekly movements in and out of the lists. Revisions to earnings are ongoing, based on receipt of new information.

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Knutsford Express leaves ICTOP10

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Knutsford Express posted half year results that show revenues up 72 percent to $813 million and up 65 percent for the second quarter to $398 million and delivered profit of $59 million for the November quarter, up from just $2 million in 2021 and $143 million for the six months from $13 million in 2021, sending investors to pounce on the stock on Friday and pushing it to an intraday 52 weeks’ high of $11.60. The stock closed at $9.60 to exit the ICTOP 10 with an increase of 7 percent for the week.
With the latest results, Knutsford’s 2023 fiscal year earnings have been adjusted to $1 per share and putting the stock on target for at least $20 this year, at the close there were only a few stocks on offer for sale.
Knutsford is replaced by baking company Honey Bun coming in with a $7.20 price, with the potential for the price to move to $20 this year.
Junior Market action resulted in Paramount Trading climbing 30 percent to $1.99, ahead of second quarter results that showed continued improvement in profit as revenues climbed 50 percent in the November quarter, to $601 million and 55 percent for the half year to $1.2 billion ahead the 2021 period. Profit surged 126 percent to November quarter to $65 million and 212 percent for the half year to $149 million. Knutsford rose 7 percent to $9.60, but Iron Rock Insurance dropped 14 percent to $2.01. All other movements in the Junior Market TOP10 were 3 percent or less and similarly for the JSE Main Market TOP10.
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 14.4. At the same time, the Junior Market Top 10 PE sits at 6.2 versus the market at 12.8, important indicators of the level of the undervaluation of the ICTOP10 stocks currently. The Junior Market is projected to rise by 226 percent and the Main Market TOP10, an average now of 280 percent, to May this year.
The Junior Market has 16 stocks for 34 percent of the market, with PEs from 15 to 31, averaging 19.6 compared with the above average of the market. The top half of the market has an average PE of 18 and shows the extent of potential gains for the TOP 10 stocks. The situation in the Main Market is similar, with the 19 highest valued stocks priced at a PE of 15 to 100, with an average of 31 and 23 excluding the highest valued ones and 26 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 will likely 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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Steady week for ICTOP10

The Jamaica Stock Exchange pulled back from the pre new year’s bounce enjoyed in the last two weeks of 2022 and still retained some of those gains as trading commenced in the new year, with activity in the ICTOP10 quite muted and resulting in no new entrant to the Top Stock list, but there were a few outstanding price movements.
Junior Market action resulted in General Accident popping 11 percent to $4.91, followed by Lasco Distributors with a 5 percent rise to $2.63, but Paramount Trading lost 23 percent to close at $1.53 in a week when only three stocks declining, with the others slipping just one percent.
In the Main Market, Guardian Holdings dropped 8 percent to $524 and Jamaica Broilers fell 4 percent to $29.61 and were the only notable price changes.
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 14.4. At the same time, the Junior Market Top 10 PE sits at 6.1 versus the market at 12.7, important indicators of the level of the undervaluation of the ICTOP10 stocks. The Junior Market is projected to rise by 231 percent and the Main Market TOP10, an average now of 278 percent, to May 2023.
The Junior Market has 15 stocks, 32 percent of the market, with PEs from 15 to 32, averaging 19 compared with the above average of the market. The top half of the market has an average PE of 18 and shows the extent of potential gains for the TOP10 stocks. The situation in the Main Market is similar, with the 19 highest valued stocks priced at a PE of 15 to 100, with an average of 31 and 23 excluding the highest valued ones and 26 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.

Look out for the 2023 TOP15 stock listing that is coming soon.

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Another week of ICTOP10 changes

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market recorded two weeks of solid gains to close out a disappointing 2022, with the Main Market declining after a promising start, with the market adding 17,123 points in the last two weeks while the All Jamaica added 22,797 points and the Junior Market put on 93 points in the same period, resulting in movements in and out of the TOP10 in both markets.
Junior Market action resulted in Caribbean Cream popping 19 percent to $4, followed by Caribbean Assurance with a 9 percent rise to $2.16, Tropical Battery chipped in with a 7 percent increase to $2.30 and Paramount Trading rose 5 percent to $1.99. General Accident was the biggest loser with a fall of 12 percent to $4.41, Lasco Distributors slipped 8 percent to $2.50 and Lasco Manufacturing declined 6 percent to $3.95.
In the Main Market, Radio Jamaica rose 24 percent to $2.60, followed by JMMB Group up 6 percent to $34 and Jamaica Broilers up 5 percent to $31. The only losing stock in the Main Market is Guardian Holdings dropping 12 percent to $570.
In the Main Market, with the rise in the price of Radio Jamaica, Scotia Group reclaimed its TOP10 spot once more as RJR slipped out after reentering the TOP10 in the previous week, The Junior Market’s Tropical Battery dropped out of the TOP10 and replaced by Knutsford Express.
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 15.3, while the Junior Market Top 10 PE sits at 6.2 versus the market at 12.9, important indicators of the level of the undervaluation of the ICTOP10 stocks. The Junior Market is projected to rise by 228 percent and the Main Market TOP10, an average now of 269 percent, to May 2023.
The Junior Market has 15 stocks representing 32 percent of the market, with PEs from 15 to 35, averaging 21 compared with the above average of the market. The top half of the market has an average PE of 18 and shows the extent of potential gains that lie ahead for the TOP 10 stocks. The situation in the Main Market is similar, with the 20 highest valued stocks priced at a PE of 15 to 110, with an average of 33.5 and 24 excluding the highest valued ones and 22 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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Four changes to ICTOP10

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market closed the past week some 6,000 points higher than the previous week while the Junior Market ended slightly higher, resulting in four Junior Market TOP10 stocks declining between one and 5 percent as five gained between one and 31 percent while the Main Market TOP10 had six rising and three declining. 
The Junior Market Iron Rock Insurance popped 31 percent to $2.35, General Accident gained 13 percent to $5, followed by Dolphin Cove with an 11 percent rise to $14.78 and a 5 percent increase for Caribbean Cream to $3.35. Medical Disposables fell 5 percent to $4.90 and Lasco Distributors slipped 4 percent to $2.71.
In the Main Market, Guardian Holdings jumped 12 percent to $645, Scotia Group rose 9 percent to $34.90, followed by Berger Paints with a 6 percent rise to $10.61 and JMMB Group up 4 percent to $32.10. Stocks declining are 138 Student Living, that fell 12 percent to $5 and Jamaica Broilers, down 8 percent to $29.50.
After reentering the TOP10 in the previous week, the Main Market’s Scotia Group swapped places with Radio Jamaica returning to the TOP flight of stocks. The Junior Market’s CAC2000, Dolphin Cove and Medical Disposables dropped out, following lower earnings projections and were replaced by Caribbean Brokers with its price down to $1.98, Lasco Manufacturing and Tropical Battery.
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 14.4, while the Junior Market Top 10 PE sits at 6.1 versus the market at 12.6, important indicators of the level of the undervaluation of the ICTOP10 stocks. The Junior Market is projected to rise by 232 percent and the Main Market TOP10 by an average of 265 percent to May 2023.
The Junior Market has 14 stocks around 30 percent of the market, with PEs from 15 to 33, averaging 20 compared with the above average of the market. The top half of the market has an average PE of 17 and shows the extent of potential gains that lie ahead for the TOP 10 stocks. The situation in the Main Market is similar, with the 17 highest valued stocks priced at a PE of 15 to 105, with an average of 32 and 24 excluding the highest valued ones and 21 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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Scotia is back in ICTOP10

The Jamaica Stock Exchange had mixed results during the past week, with both the Junior Market and the Main Market closing slightly lower than at the close of the previous week and impacting the listings in varying degrees, resulting in the Main Market’s Scotia Group reentering the TOP10 at the expense of Radio Jamaica, with no Junior Market changes following the listing Regency Petroleum listing on Thursday and rising 75% in two days of trading.

Five Junior Market TOP10 stocks declined between one and 25 percent and just two gained one to 4 percent this past week, while the Main Market 10 had five rising and Three declining. 
In the Junior Market, Elite Diagnostic popped 4 percent to $3.03 as the sole main gaining stock, But Iron Rock Insurance dropped 25 percent to $1.80, followed by Caribbean Cream, down 17 percent and Dolphin Cove 6 percent to $13.35.
In the Main Market, Jamaica Broilers jumped 19 percent to $32, 138 Student Living rose 10 percent to $5.70 and Guardian Holdings followed with a rise of 9 percent to $575, but Key Insurance slipped 9 percent to $3.20.
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 14. At the same time, the Junior Market Top 10 PE sits at 5.7 versus the market at 12, important indicators of the level of the undervaluation of the ICTOP10 stocks. The Junior Market is projected to rise by 256 percent and the Main Market TOP10, an average now of 270 percent, to May 2023.
The Junior Market has 14 stocks representing 30 percent of the market, with PEs from 15 to 33, averaging 19.5 compared with the above average of the market. The top half of the market has an average PE of 17 and shows the extent of potential gains that lie ahead for the TOP 10 stocks. The situation in the Main Market is similar, with the 17 highest valued stocks priced at a PE of 15 to 105, with an average of 32 and 23  excluding the highest valued ones and 21 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, 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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New ICTOP10 listings, JBG upgraded

While the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market recorded a modest decline during the past week, the Junior Market Index closed slightly higher, both markets enjoyed some sizable price movements for the ICTOP10 lists, while earnings for Jamaica broilers were upgraded to $6 from $4.50 following the release of exceptional second quarter profits, as a result, it is now the second most attractive stock on the Main Market.
Four Junior Market TOP10 stocks declined between 2 and 4 percent and five gained this past week, while the Main Market 10 had three rising and five declining.
Elite Diagnostic dropped 4 percent to $2.91 and so did Lasco Distributors, closing at $2.91. CAC2000 jumped 19 percent to $8.49, followed by Access Financial with a rise of 17 percent to $24.50, Lasco Manufacturing rose 7 percent to $4.20 and is worth watching o see if the recent selloff in the low $4 region has ended. Lasco Financial rose 6 percent to close at $2.90, while Dolphin Cove rose 5 percent to $14.18.
In the Main Market, Guardian Holdings led with a rise of 9 percent to $540, BergerPaints was next with an increase of 6 percent to $10, but Key Insurance slipped 5 percent to $3.50 and JMMB Group dipped 6 percent to $32.
Access Financial jumped to $24.90 and dropped out of the Junior Market TOP10 after re-entering last week, while Lasco Manufacturing, with the price closing higher, also slipped from the Junior Market TOP10. Medical Disposables returns to the list and so has General Accident. There were no new listing for the Main Market 10.
At the end of the week, the average PE for the JSE Main Market TOP 10 is 5.5, well below the market average of 14. At the same time, the Junior Market Top 10 PE sits at six versus the market at 11.9, an important indicator of the undervaluation of the ICTOP10 stocks. The Junior Market is projected to rise by 237 percent and the Main Market TOP10, an average now of 280 percent, to May 2023.
The Junior Market has 13 stocks, 28 percent of the market, with PEs from 15 to 33, averaging 20.5 compared with the above average of the market. The top half of the market has an average PE of 17 and shows the extent of potential gains that lie ahead for the TOP 10 stocks. The situation in the Main Market is similar, with the 16 highest valued stocks priced at a PE of 15 to 105, with an average of 32 and 22.6 excluding the highest valued ones 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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New ICTOP10 listing

The Jamaica Stock Main Market recorded gains to close out the past week on a positive note, the second week that this is happening but the Junior Market Index was flat for a second week, and both markets enjoyed some sizable price movements that are in ICTOP10 lists.
Access Financial that dropped out of the Junior Market TOP10 last week returns with the price at $21.31 replacing Medical Disposables after the latter rose 7 percent for the week to $5.33. There were no new listings for the Main Market 10.
Only two Junior Market TOP10 stocks declined this past week with the rest gaining. Elite Diagnostic dropped 13 percent to $3.04 and Lasco Financial fell 9 percent to close at $2.74. Paramount Trading jumped 14 percent to $1.95, followed by Iron Rock Insurance with a rise of 12 percent to $2.45.
The Main Market 10 had four rising stocks and five declining. 138 Student Living rose 14 percent to $5.20, Key Insurance was up 10 percent to $3.68 and Jamaica Broilers gained 4 percent to $28. Guardian Holdings fell 11 percent to $495, Berger Paints fell 6 percent to $9.45 and Radio Jamaica dipped 4 percent to $1.90.
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 13.9, while the Junior Market Top 10 PE sits at 5.9 versus the market at 12.1, important indicators of the undervaluation of the ICTOP10 stocks. The Junior Market is projected to rise by 242 percent and the Main Market TOP10 an average now of 271 percent, to May 2023.
The Junior Market has 13 stocks representing 28 percent of the market, with PEs from 15 to 34, averaging 21 compared with the above average of the market. The top half of the market has an average PE of 17.5 and shows the extent of potential gains that lie ahead for the TOP 10 stocks. The situation in the Main Market is similar, with the 17 highest valued stocks priced at a PE of 15 to 88, with an average of 29.6 and 21.7 excluding the highest valued ones 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 and result in weekly movements in and out of the lists. Revisions to earnings are ongoing, based on receipt of new information.

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