Junior Market trading climbs – Wednesday

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed with volume rising 85 percent and value increasing 104 percent over Tuesday’s levels, but the market index lost 13.59 points to 2,953.24, down 9 percent for 2019 so far.
Trading resulted in an exchange of 2,931,075 units valued at $10,007,520 compared to 1,586,013 units at $4,904,015 on Tuesday. Investors exchanged 24 pushed securities down from 21 on Monday with prices of 8 rising 11 falling while 5 remained unchanged.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 6 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
Trading ended with an average of 122,128 units for an average of $416,980 in contrast to 75,524 units for an average of $233,524 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 100,529 valued $356,911 and previously 98,795 valued $352,089 for each security traded. In contrast, March closed with an average of 195,942 shares valued at $777,498 for each security traded.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 11 cents at $2.12, with 2,713 stock units changing hands, Caribbean Cream ended trading 11,800 shares with a loss of 21 cents at $5.28, Caribbean Producers finished with a loss of 2 cents at $4.60, trading 28,000 units. Consolidated Bakeries closed with a loss of 15 cents at $1.80, with the trading of 14,500 shares, Derrimon Trading ended at $2.75, with 122,000 shares crossing the exchange, Elite Diagnostic settled with a loss of 7 cents at $2.90, with an exchange of 14,865 units, Express Catering ended trading of 6,900 shares and rose 16 cents to close at $7.22. FosRich Group closed 35 cents higher at $4.50, with 118,730 shares trading, Fontana finished trading 298,868 shares and rose 20 cents to $4. GWest Corporation ended with 174 units crossing the exchange with a loss of 2 cents at $1.31, Honey Bun concluded trading 35 cents higher at $4.05, with 105,198 shares, iCreate closed at 85 cents, with an exchange of 111,400 shares, Indies Pharma closed at $3.05, with 340,930 shares changing hands. Iron Rock  settled with a loss of 5 cents at $3.45, with 1,500,000 shares. Jamaican Teas  traded 55 cents higher at $4.10, with 8,500 units, Jetcon Corporation  finished trading at $2.35, with 11,206 shares, Knutsford Express  concluded trading with a loss of 30 cents at $12, with 7,025 stock units, Lasco Distributors finished with a loss of 5 cents at $3.70, with 22,724 units changing hands. Lasco Financial  settled with an exchange of 3,295 shares and lost 24 cents at $4.16,  Lasco Manufacturing  ended trading 101,962 shares and closed 1 cent higher at $3.21,  Paramount Trading  closed 34 cents higher at $2.49, with 25,000 units changing hands. SSL Venture Capital  ended 5 cents higher at $1.60, with an exchange of 5,100 shares and tTech settled with a loss of 30 cents at $5, with 64,585 stock units changing hands. In the junior market preference segment, CAC 2000 9% closed at $1.15, trading 5,600 shares.

Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

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.

Junior Market falls over 8% for year – Friday

Junior Market stock trading.

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange declined on Friday, pulling the market down by 93.35 points for the week, with the index fallen by 8.3 percent for the year to date.
Investors exchanged 27 pushed securities down from 26 on Thursday and pushed prices of 12 down while moving 8 higher and left 6 unchanged, leading to the market index to decline 26.20 points to close at 2,977.71.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 4 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
Trading resulted in an exchange of 2,329,925 units valued at $9,758,045, compared to 1,300,783 units valued at $4,737,252, changing hands on Thursday. Trading ended with an average of 86,294 units for an average of $361,409 in contrast to 86,294 units for an average of $361,409 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 105,772 valued at $381,706 and previously 108,069 valued at $384,099 for each security traded. In contrast, March closed with an average of 195,942 shares valued at $777,498 for each security traded.At the close of the market,  Access Financial  closed at $45.50, with an exchange of 15,421 shares, AMG Packaging traded 13,660 stock units to end at $2.23, Caribbean Cream ended trading of 10,900 shares at $5.28, Caribbean Flavours lost 80 cents to close at $16, with 38,000 stock units changing hands. Caribbean Producers traded 29,825 units with a loss of 40 cents to end at $4.20, Derrimon Trading ended 3 cents higher at $2.75, with 129,215 shares crossing the exchange, Dolphin Cove concluded trading with 34,346 shares at $12.50, Everything Fresh finished 9 cents higher at $1.49, in an exchange of 500 stock units. Elite Diagnostic settled 11 cents higher at $2.96, trading 214,512 units, Express Catering ended trading with 87,172 shares and rose 80 cents to $7.80, FosRich Group closed at $3.90, with the swapping of 17,996 shares, Fontana lost 9 cents to end at $3.81, with 162,711 shares changing hands. General Accident closed with a loss of 55 cents at $3.95, with an exchange of 1,500 stock units. GWest Corporation ended with a loss of 5 cents at $1.30, with 25,082 units traded, Indies Pharma finished exchanging 1,128,131 shares and lost loss of 1 cent to close at $3.02, Jamaican Teas lost 5 cents to close at $4.05, with 12,257 units changing hands, Jetcon Corporation finished trading 2,000 shares and closed 8 cents higher at $2.53. Knutsford Express ended trading with 25,800 stock units to close 40 cents higher at $12.30, Lasco Distributors finished with a loss of 2 cents at $3.70, with an exchange of 55,200 units, Lasco Financial  settled with a loss of 6 cents at $4.34, with the trading of 13,647 shares, Lasco Manufacturing  ended trading with 148,000 shares at $3.21. Main Event  exchanged with 11,398 shares  and gained 35 cents in closing at $5.25, Medical Disposables  finished trading 10,477 stock units with a loss of $1.50 to $6.50, Paramount Trading   closed with a loss of 35 cents at $2.15, in exchanging 30,000 units, SSL Venture Capital  ended with a loss of 10 cents at $1.55, with the trading of 9,709 shares and Stationery and Office concluded trading with 102,096 shares and rose 1 cent to end at $6.76,. In the junior market preference segment, CAC 2000 closed at $1.15, with 370 shares passing through the market

Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

3 new additions to IC TOP 10

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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.

This report is compiled by persons who may have interest in the securities commented on.

Increased trading on Junior Market – Friday

Derrimon Trading exchanged 2.5m shares on Friday.

Trading rose 134 percent on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Friday, resulting in an exchange of 3,096,487 units valued at $9,592,204, 78 percent higher than the $5,378,634 expended on 1,321,507 shares traded on Thursday.  
The increased market activity failed to move the index up. At the close, the index dropped 35.46 points to 3,071.06 as 24 securities changed hands with prices of 5 rising, 13 declining and 6 remaining unchanged, compared with 25 securities changing hands previously.
Trading ended with an average of 129,020 units for an average of $399,675 in contrast to 52,860 units for an average of $215,145 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 110,022 valued at $409,011 and previously 105,552 valued at $411,207 for each security traded. In contrast, March closed with an average of 195,942 shares valued at $777,498 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 7 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended at $2.20, with 12,842 stock units changing hands, Blue Power concluded trading with 500 units at $4.50, Cargo Handlers settled at $11, with an exchange of 100 shares, Caribbean Cream ended trading with a loss of 4 cents at $5.50, with 3,782 shares traded. Caribbean Flavours traded 102,200 stock units with a loss of 15 cents, in closing at $16.95, Caribbean Producers closed with 4,100 units changing hands, after falling 4 cents to end at $4.95, Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 10 cents at $2.50, with an exchange of 2,510,989 shares. Dolphin Cove concluded trading of 750 shares, with a rise of 1 cent to $14, Everything Fresh finished with a loss of 4 cents at $1.41, with 48,000 stock units changing hands, Express Catering ended trading of 3,100 shares with a loss of 24 cents to end at $7.51, FosRich Group exchanged 4,462 shares and rose 40 cents to $4.30.  Fontana  finished trading 91,304 shares and fell 1 cent to $3.99,  General Accident  closed with a loss of 25 cents at $4.25, in exchanging 20,000 stock units, GWest Corporation  ended at $1.50, with 7,000 units trading. Honey Bun  concluded trading of 2,055 shares with a loss of 18 cents in closing at $4, iCreate added 1 cent and closed at $1.01, with an exchange of 100,791 shares, Indies Pharma finished 1 cent higher at $3.06, with an exchange 979 shares, Jamaican Teas traded with a loss of 90 cents at a 52 weeks’ low of $3.20, in swapping 61,000 units. Jetcon Corporation finished trading 26,470 shares, with a loss of 59 cents to close at $2.31, Knutsford Express concluded trading 18,881 stock units with a loss of 89 cents to $12.99, Lasco Distributors finished with a loss of 10 cents at $3.70, with an exchange 68,485 units. Lasco Manufacturing ended trading with 4,597 shares with a loss of 10 cents at $3.45, Medical Disposables traded 100 stock units at $8 and Stationery and Office concluded trading of 4,000 shares at $6.75.

Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Trading down for Junior Market – Thursday

Trading dropped more than 70 percent on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Thursday, resulting in an exchange of 1,321,507 units for just $5,378,634 compared to 3,107,329 units valued at $11,717,595 on Wednesday.
The market index gained 28.89 points to close at 3,106.52 as 25 securities changed hands with prices of 8 stocks rising, 7 declining and 10 remaining unchanged, compared with 26 securities changed hands previously.
Trading ended with an average of 52,860 units for an average of $215,145 in contrast to 119,513 units for an average of $450,677 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 105,552 valued at $411,207 and previously 122,660 shares with a value of $474,863 for each security traded. In contrast, March closed with an average of 195,942 shares valued at $777,498 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial closed at $45.50, with an exchange of 5,800 shares, AMG Packaging ended at $2.20, with 20,250 stock units changing hands, Blue Power concluded trading of just 500 units and rose 20 cents to $4.50, Cargo Handlers settled at $11, with 5,000 shares. Caribbean Producers finished trading with 1,433 units at 29 cents higher to $4.99, Consolidated Bakeries closed at $2, with an exchange of 87,701 shares, Derrimon Trading ended at $2.60, with 15,000 shares changing hands, Everything Fresh finished trading 41,194 stock units at $1.45, Express Catering ended trading 95,224 shares with a loss of 25 cents to close at $7.75. FosRich Group ended with a loss of 10 cents at $3.90, with 13,174 shares changing hands, Fontana finished trading 511,481 shares, with a loss of 5 cents to close at $4,  General Accident  closed 30 cents higher at $4.50, with an exchange of 200 stock units, GWest Corporation  ended at $1.50, with 10,000 units trading. Honey Bun traded 259,350 shares, and rose 18 cents to end at $4.18, iCreate lost 1 cent and closed at $1, with an exchange of 44,410 shares. Indies Pharma finished with a loss of 5 cents at $3.05, with an exchange of 58,280 shares, Iron Rock  settled at $3.99, with 1,714 shares changing hands, Jamaican Teas traded 11,475 units at $4.10. Jetcon Corporation  finished trading 5 cents higher at $2.90, with an exchange of 40,467 shares, Knutsford Express  concluded trading of 270 stock units, with a loss of 60 cents in closing at $12.10,  Lasco Distributors  finished 8 cents higher at $3.80, with an exchange of 1,166 units, Lasco Financial  settled at $4.50, trading 6,760 shares. Lasco Manufacturing ended trading of 76,687 shares at 15 cents higher to $3.55, Main Event traded 3,971 shares with a loss of 5 cents to end at $5.40 and Medical Disposables gained 40 cents to close at $8, with 10,000 stock units changing hands.

Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

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.

Lasco dominates Junior Market – Thursday

Lasco Manufacturing traded 10 million shares on Junior Market on Thursday, accounting for 89 percent of the day’s volume that saw 11,336,686 units changing hands at $37,683,562, compared to 6,366,628 units valued at $24,922,045, changing hands on Wednesday.
At the close of trading, 28 securities changed hands, the same as Wednesday. The market index rose 21.66 points to close at 3,112.32 as the prices of 10 securities rose, 8 declined and 7 remained unchanged.
Trading ended with an average of 404,882 units for an average of $1,345,842 in contrast to 227,380 units for an average of $890,073 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 200,568 shares valued at $792,051 compared to 188,396 shares valued at $759,059 on the previous day. In contrast, February closed with an average of 235,225 units valued at $679,790 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 3 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial closed at $46.60, with 1,605 shares changing hands, Blue Power concluded trading of 40,500 units, at $4.60, CAC 2000 finished with a loss of 41 cents at $12, with an exchange of 2,500 shares, Cargo Handlers settled 20 cents higher at $13, with the trading of 756 shares. Caribbean Producers finished trading 20,856 units at $4.60, Consolidated Bakeries closed 19 cents higher at $1.99, with 22,000 shares changing hands, Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 1 cent at $2.74, exchanging 36,270 shares, Everything Fresh gained 1 cent in closing at $1.51, trading 164,261 stock units. Elite Diagnostic settled with a loss of 10 cents at $3, with an exchange of 33,100 units, Express Catering ended trading with 4,961 shares after a loss of 20 cents at $7.80, FosRich Group traded with a loss of 30 cents at $4, with 83,394 shares changing hands, Fontana finished trading 418,247 shares, at $4.05. GWest Corporation  ended 15 cents higher at $1.45, in trading 16,715 units, Honey Bun  traded 7,800 shares at $4.25,  iCreate closed at $1, with an exchange of 29,500 shares, Indies Pharma finished with a loss of 3 cents at $3.09, with 235,659 shares changing hands, Iron Rock settled 5 cents higher at $3.55, with an exchange of 34,709 shares. Jamaican Teas  traded just 6,334 units at $3.90,  Jetcon Corporation finished trading 2,744 shares, for a rise of 39 cents to $3,  Knutsford Express fell 1 cent in closing at $11.90, with 2,998 stock units crossing through the exchange, Lasco Distributors  finished 19 cents higher at $3.89, with 65,017 units changing hands. Lasco Financial settled 3 cents higher at $4.55, exchanging 13,212 shares. Lasco Manufacturing  ended trading with 10,052,000 shares and rose 10 cents to $3.30,  Main Event  traded 2,141 shares at $5.50, Medical Disposables finished trading with a loss of 40 cents at $7.60, with the swapping of 7,707 stock units. Paramount Trading closed at $2.30, with 6,000 units changing hands, SSL Venture Capital ended at $1.70, with an exchange of 1,377 shares and tTech settled 50 cents higher at $6, as 24,323 stock units changed hands.

Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Junior Market slips modestly – Wednesday

Junior Market stock trading.

Junior Market trading declined 28 percent on Wednesday, with 6,366,628 units valued at $24,922,045 changing hands, compared to 8,865,251 units valued at $30,164,992, changing hands on Tuesday.
At the close of trading, 28 securities changed hands, compared with 20 on Tuesday. The market index declined 10.48 points to close at 3,090.66 as the prices of 9 securities rose, 12 declined and 7 remained unchanged.
Trading ended with an average of 227,380 units for an average of $890,073 in contrast to 443,263 units for an average of $1,508,250 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 188,396 shares valued at $759,059 compared to 185,926 shares valued at $750,760 on the previous day. In contrast, February closed with an average of 235,225 units valued at $679,790 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial closed with a loss of 80 cents at $46.60, with an exchange of 495 shares, AMG Packaging added 15 cents to end at $2.25, with 81,947 stock units changing hands, Blue Power concluded trading of 3,203 units at $4.60. Cargo Handlers settled with a loss of 20 cents at $12.80, in trading 2,894 shares, Caribbean Cream ended trading of 7,250 shares, 1 cent higher at $5.54, Caribbean Producers rose 39 cents to close at $4.60, with 21,522 units trading, Derrimon Trading ended 45 cents higher at $2.75, with 35,711 shares changing hands. Dolphin Cove exchanged 203 shares, at $13.99, Everything Fresh finished with a loss of 5 cents at $1.50, with an exchange of 87,000 stock units. Elite Diagnostic fell 10 cents to close at $3.10, with 17,984 units changing hands, FosRich Group traded 87,130 shares at $4.30, Fontana closed at $4.05, with 1,669,156 shares changing hands, General Accident closed with a loss of 49 cents at $4.01, trading of 2,001,721 stock units. GWest Corporation ended with a loss of 15 cents at $1.30, with 176,087 units changing hands, Honey Bun concluded trading 35 cents higher at $4.25, with 100 shares, iCreate fell 2 cents and closed at $1, with an exchange of 122,185 shares, Indies Pharma finished 3 cents higher at $3.12, with 110,487 shares changing hands. Iron Rock closed 51 cents higher at $3.50, in trading 71,000 shares, Jamaican Teas  traded 40,061 units at $3.90, Jetcon Corporation  exchanged 58,100 shares, with a loss of 29 cents to end at $2.61,  Knutsford Express  lost 9 cents in closing at $11.91, with an exchange of 1,135 stock units. Lasco Distributors  finished with a loss of 10 cents at $3.70, after 142,685 units changed hands. Lasco Financial  settled 27 cents higher at $4.52, exchanging 1,542,000 shares, Lasco Manufacturing  ended trading with 41,957 shares and fell 10 cents to close at $3.20, Main Event traded 3,272 shares at $5.50, Paramount Trading closed at $2.30, with 10,000 units changing hands. Stationery and Office concluded trading of 31,050 shares with a loss of 10 cents at $6.80 and tTech settled 10 cents higher at $5.50, with an exchange of 293 stock units.

Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

 

Grace back in IC TOP 10

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.