Big Junior Market fall – Monday

The Junior Market Index dropped 41.96 points on Monday to close at 3,362.83 as 32 securities changed hands versus 26 trading on Friday and ending with 14 securities rising, 11 declining and 7 remaining unchanged.
Investors exchanged 2,585,531 units valued at $13,192,368 compared to 3,253,708 units valued at $20,983,345 on Friday. Trading ended with an average of 80,798 units for an average of $412,262 in contrast to 125,143 units for an average of $807,052 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 91837 units at $481,109 compared to 93,190 units at $489,550 previously, in contrast, September closed with an average of 954,574 units valued at $2,612,695 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial closed 10 cents higher at $35.10, with 12,203 stock units changing hands, Blue Power climbed 20 cents and exchanged 9,000 shares at $7.50, Caribbean Cream lost 3 cents in trading 45,000 units to close at $4.52, Caribbean Flavours closed 49 cents higher at $13.50, with 11,158 stock units crossing the exchange. Caribbean Producers fell 20 cents in trading 44,515 units at $4.50. Express Catering lost 20 cents in exchanging 1,145 units at $5.80, Everything Fresh ended with 45,877 shares crossing the exchange, after rising 8 cents to end at $1.25, Elite Diagnostic closed 15 cents higher at $6.15, with 3,839 stock units trading, Fosrich gained 1 cent to end at $4.91 in trading 13,860 shares. Fontana declined by 5 cents to settle at $7.95 trading 270,568 shares. General Accident ended with 153,275 shares changing hands, after rising 15 cents to end at $7, Honey Bun closed trading of 22,640 units and gained 34 cents to end at $6.84, Iron Rock Insurance climbed 1 cent and exchanged 150,095 shares at $4, Jamaican Teas ended trading with 61,625 shares, after rising 10 cents to end at $6.30. Jetcon Corporation lost 9 cents trading 12,455 units at $1.90, Knutsford Express shed 50 cents in swapping 3,640 units to end at $10, Lasco Distributors closed trading of 249,546 units and gained 10 cents to end at $4, Lasco Financial closed with a loss of 10 cents at $4.70, after swapping 646,062 shares. Lasco Manufacturing fell 16 cents in trading of 165,919 units at $4.94, Limners and Bards lost 3 cents in exchanging 59,039 units at $2.69, Medical Disposables shed 81 cents in trading 4,959 units at $6.19. Main Event fell 25 cents in trading 174,015 units at $5.50, Stationery and Office Supplies gained $1 to end at $12, trading 5,544 shares, SSL Venture added 1 cent and exchanged 179,949 shares at $1.10 and tTech closed trading of 21,266 units after climbing 79 cents to end at $6.79.

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

Financials & entertainers join IC TOP 10

Scotia Group joins IC TOP 10

The past week saw declines in the markets with the main market falling on each trading day while the Junior Market was up and down. Against that background, three new listings made it to the TOP 10 lists.
Buy Rated Junior Market stocks have two new entrants this week with Dolphin Cove price dropping to $9 and Access Financial trading at $35 joining the list while Honey Bun with the price rising to $6.50 and CAC2000 that rose to $13.50 exiting the top listing. Scotia Group dropped back to $57.10 from $61.50 at the end of the previous week and returns to the main market TOP 10 list at the expense of Stanley Motta.
Market activity resulted in no change to the top three Junior Market stocks, leaving Caribbean Producers with projected gains of 240 percent as the leader, followed by Iron Rock Insurance with potential gains of 201 percent and Medical Disposables with 186 percent.
Radio Jamaica (RJR) share price that slipped during the previous week to a low of $1.35 and closed that week at $1.60, climbed further this past week with increased investors’ interest that pushed the price to $1.80 with projected gains to 213 percent, to remain the leading main market stock. Carreras sits at the number two spot with likely gains of 125 percent and Jamaica Broilers with projected gains of 100 percent is next.  Berger Paints slipped to the fourth spot with a downward revision of earnings to $1.80 for the year.
The main market, closed the week with the overall PE of 17.2, inching up from 17.1 for the previous week and the Junior Market remaining unchanged at 11.1 based on current year’s earnings. The PE ratio for Junior Market Top 10 stocks average remains at 7.7 and the main market PE at 11.1, up from 10.4 at the close of the previous week.
The TOP 10 stocks now trade at a discount of 31 percent to the average for the Junior Market stocks and main market stocks trade at a discount of 36 percent to the overall market.
TOP 10 stocks are likely to deliver the best returns to March next year. Projected earnings, along with the PE ratio for each company’s current fiscal year are used in determining potential gains with the likely gains ranked in descending order with highest-ranked being the most attractive. 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 an interest in the securities commented on.

Junior Market drops again

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange dropped 15.61 points to close at 3,397.71 in trading on Wednesday as 29 securities traded, similar to Tuesday and ended with 10 securities advancing, 9 falling and 10 remaining unchanged.
Market activities, resulted in an exchange of 3,632,177 units valued at $18,080,990 compared to 2,395,994 units valued at $16,463,282 changing hands on Tuesday.
Trading ended with an average of 125,247 units for an average of $623,482 in contrast to 85,571 units for an average of $587,974 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 91,863 units at $461,599 compared to 86,454 units at $435,372 previously, in contrast, September closed with an average of 954,574 units valued at $2,612,695 for each security traded.
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 one with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, Access Financial ended with a loss of $1 at $34 with 15,389 stock units changing hands, Blue Power closed trading of 33,015 units and gained 90 cents to end at $8.50, Caribbean Cream ended market activity exchanging 1,610 shares to close at $4.52 after falling 8 cents. Caribbean Flavours ended with a loss of 1 cent at $13 with 11,711 stock units changing hands. Caribbean Producers declined by 9 cents to settle at $4.71 while trading 27,688, Elite Diagnostic ended trading with 5,100 shares, after rising 25 cents to end at $5.70, Everything Fresh ended trading 58,745 shares, after rising 9 cents to end at $1.30. Fontana closed trading of 328,282 units and gained 30 cents to end at $7.85, General Accident closed 22 cents higher at $6.85, with 23,687 stock units changing, Jamaican Teas ended trading with 25,890 shares, after rising 15 cents to end at $6.25. Knutsford Express declined 74 cents in trading of 2,457 units to end at $10.25, Lasco Financial shed 4 cents to settle at $4.76 with 6,120 shares crossing the exchange, Lasco Manufacturing fell 5 cents in trading of 2,368 units at $5.35. Main Event closed trading of 14,260 units and gained 10 cents to end at $5.70, Medical Disposables lost 5 cents trading 24,390 shares to close at $7, Limners and Bards closed trading of 141,969 units and gained 8 cents to end at $2.70. Stationery and Office Supplies closed 50 cents higher at $11.50, with 33,000 stock units trading, SSL Venture climbed 8 cents and exchanged 1,900 shares at $1.09 and Ttech shed 50 cents in trading of 95,045 units at $5.50.

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

Bun & Teas in IC TOP 10 BUY RATED

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Buy Rated Junior Market stocks have two new entrants this week with Honey Bun and Jamaican Teas returning to the top listing. Both companies’ fiscal year ended September, with earnings for the 2020 fiscal year, used in valuing them.
The new listings are expected to benefit from growth in the core business, with Honey Bun continuing to benefit above the norm from the expansion of the factory late last year and new products being manufactured while Jamaican Teas could benefit from investment gains from the portfolio of QWI Investments.
Dropping from the Junior Market TOP 10 are Elite Diagnostic and Express Catering.  There were no changes to the main market TOP 10.
Market activity, left Caribbean Producers with projected gains of 240 percent as the leading Junior Market stock with likely gains, followed by Iron Rock Insurance with potential gains of 204 percent and Medical Disposables with projected gains of 184 percent.
Radio Jamaica (RJR) share price slipped during the week to a low of $1.35 but bounced to close the week at $1.60, pushing projected gains to 213 percent, to remain the leading main market stock. RJR is benefiting from increasing revenues, resulting from a more buoyant economy, the rollout of new services, the signing of an agreement with Flow that will add to revenues without the added cost and lower costs in a number of areas, with more to come. Carreras sits at the number two spot with projected gains of 125 percent with the price slipping a bit during the week and Berger Paints with projected gains of 115 percent in next.
The main market, closed the week with the overall PE of 17.1 down from 17.7 the previous week and the Junior Market is at 11.1 from 11.7 based on current year’s earnings. The PE ratio for Junior Market Top 10 stocks averages 7.7 compared to 7.9 the previous week and the main market PE remains at 10.4.
The TOP 10 stocks now trade at an average discount of 31 percent to the average for the Junior Market Top stocks and main market stocks trade at a discount of 39 percent to the overall market.
TOP 10 stocks are likely to deliver the best returns to March next year. Projected earnings, along with the PE ratio for each company’s current fiscal year are used in determining potential gains with the likely gains ranked in descending order with highest-ranked being the most attractive. 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 an interest in the securities commented on.

Junior Market advances – Friday

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange advanced by 26.63 points to close at 3,449.18 in trading on Friday with advancing stocks beat out declining ones.
The market closed with 32 securities crossing the exchange versus 30 on Thursday and ended with the prices of 14 securities advanced, 10 declined and 8 remained unchanged.
Market activities, resulted in an exchange of 1,888,462 units valued at $8,580,846 compared to 2,444,430 units valued at $10,669,698 changing hands on Thursday.
Trading ended with an average of 59,014 units for an average of $268,151 in contrast to 81,481 units for an average of $355,657 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 96,155 units at $451,253 compared to 109,660 units at $517,835 previously, in contrast, September closed with an average of 954,574 units valued at $2,612,695 for each security traded.
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 7 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial gained $3.40 to end at $37 with 23,503 stock units trading, AMG Packaging closed 8 cents higher at $1.83, with 8,252 stock units changing hands, Cargo Handlers closed trading of 100 units and gained 50 cents to end at $10, Caribbean Cream climbed 43 cents and exchanged 2,000 shares at $4.95. Caribbean Producers ended trading with 52,000 shares, after rising 24 cents to end at $4.75, Consolidated Bakeries closed with a loss of 5 cents at $1.75, after swapping 41,453 shares, Dolphin Cove lost 50 cents in trading 20,200 shares to close at $10. Derrimon Trading dipped 9 cents in trading 107,111 units at $2.46, Express Catering closed 72 cents higher at $6.40, with 25,512 stock units trading, Elite Diagnostic dropped 71 cents in trading 37,934 units to close at $5.50, Fosrich declined 5 cents in trading of 900 units at $5. Fontana shed 20 cents in exchanging 43,194 units at $8.20, General Accident closed with 21,716 units changing hands and gained 10 cents to end at $6.50, Honey Bun climbed 20 cents and exchanged 24,645 shares at $6.35, Indies Pharma traded 33,253 shares, after rising 4 cents to end at $3.35. Jamaican Teas lost 17 cents with 17,482 units changing hands at $5.93, Jetcon Corporation climbed 16 cents and exchanged 23,163 shares at $1.96, Knutsford Express climbed 19 cents in swapping 11,513 shares at $11. Lasco Distributors fell 5 cents in trading 883,543 units at $3.75, Lasco Financial closed 9 cents higher at $4.85, with 156,058 stock units crossing the exchange, Lasco Manufacturing climbed 11 cents and exchanged 36,415 shares at $5.40.  Limners and Bards declined by 20 cents to settle at $2.55 with 65,972 units crossing the exchange, Main Event climbed 9 cents and exchanged 4,000 shares at $5.60 and SSL Venture Capital lost 25 cents in trading of 1,000 units at $1.35.

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

 

Junior Market suffers minor fall – Thursday

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange traded 30 securities on Thursday with the prices of 12 securities advanced, 13 declined and 5 remained unchanged leading the market Index to dipped just 4.40 points to 3,422.55.
Market activities, resulted in an exchange of 2,444,430 units valued at $10,669,698 compared to 5,067,017 units valued at $23,716,252 from 28 securities changing hands on Wednesday.
Trading ended with an average of 81,481 units for an average of $355,657 in contrast to 180,965 units for an average of $847,009 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 109,660 units at $517,835 compared to 124,236 shares valued at $601,721 previously, in contrast, September closed with an average of 954,574 units valued at $2,612,695 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 5 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial ended with a loss of $3.40 at a 52 weeks’ low of $33.60, after swapping 9,687 shares, AMG Packaging declined 11 cents in trading 25,000 units at $1.75, Blue Power ended with a loss of $1 at $9 with 5,155 stock units changing hands. Caribbean Producers lost 26 cents in trading of 16,110 units to close at $4.51, Consolidated Bakeries closed 5 cents higher at $1.80, with 6,000 stock units trading, Dolphin Cove ended trading with 34,205 shares, after rising 49 cents to end at $10.50. Derrimon Trading closed 13 cents higher at $2.55, with 143,250 stock units changing hands, Express Catering lost 62 cents trading 2,173 units at $5.68, Elite Diagnostic ended with 7,600 shares crossing the exchange after rising 81 cents to end at $6.21. Fontana closed trading of 120,657 units and gained 10 cents to end at $8.40, General Accident exchanged 3,100 units and gained 9 cents to end at $6.40, Honey Bun fell 35 cents in swapping 26,925 units at $6.15, Iron Rock Insurance lost 5 cents in trading 16,577 shares to close at $3.95. Jamaican Teas closed 10 cents higher at $6.10, with 24,774 stock units moving through the market, Jetcon Corporation lost 20 cents in trading of 25,559 units at $1.80. Knutsford Express fell 19 cents in exchanging 3,785 units at $10.81, Lasco Distributors closed 10 cents higher at $3.80, with 976,000 stock units changing hands. Lasco Financial ended market activity exchanging 554,327 shares to close at $4.76 after falling 29 cents, Lasco Manufacturing climbed 9 cents and exchanged 32,560 shares at $5.29, Limners and Bards dipped 7 cents in trading 90,522 units at $2.75, Medical Disposables closed 5 cents higher at $7.05, trading 4,000 stock units. Main Event lost 49 cents in exchanging 24,779 shares to close at $5.51, Paramount Trading climbed 20 cents and exchanged 15,000 shares at $2.20. Stationery and Office Supplies ended trading with 2,250 shares, after rising 35 cents to end at $11.15 and SSL Venture Capital resumed trading after a long suspension and ended with a loss of 1 cent at 1.60 with 9,121 stock units changing hands.

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

Junior Market suffers big fall – Wednesday

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Wednesday with the market Index dropping sharply by 89.34 points to close at 3,426.95 as Access Financial dived $5, General Accident dipped 60 cents and Stationery and Office Supplies dropped 79 cents.  
Trading ended with 28 securities changing hands with prices of 11 advancing, 11 declining, 6 remaining unchanged and resulted in an exchange of 5,067,017 units valued at $23,716,252 compared to 2,138,664 units at $11,183,538 from 30 securities changing hands on Tuesday.
Trading closed with an average of 180,965 units for an average of $847,009 in contrast to 71,289 units for an average of $372,785 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to  124,236 units valued at $601,721. In contrast, September closed with an average of 954,574 units valued at $2,612,695 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 dropped $5 to settle at $37 after exchanging 3,889 shares, Caribbean Flavours closed trading of 1,052 units and gained 1 cent to end at $13.01, Caribbean Producers climbed 26 cents and exchanged 28,857 shares at $4.77. Dolphin Cove climbed 1 cent and exchanged 307,716 shares at $10.01, Derrimon Trading exchanged 188,278 shares, after rising 6 cents to end at $2.42, Express Catering closed 30 cents higher at $6.30, with 19,785 stock units trading, Everything Fresh lost 4 cents in swapping 9,600 shares to close at $1.21. Fontana ended market activity exchanging 127,784 shares to close at $8.30 after falling 15 cents, General Accident dipped 60 cents in trading of 628,164 units at $6.31. GWest Corporation gained 1 cent to end at $1.02, in trading 60,535 shares, Honey Bun climbed 50 cents in exchanging 100 shares at $6.50, iCreate closed trading of 1,800 units and gained 1 cent to end at 73 cents, Indies Pharma lost 1 cent at $3.31 with 30,230 stock units changing hands. Jamaican Teas fell 30 cents trading of 25,248 units at $6, Jetcon Corporation fell 20 cents in trading of 71,233 units at $2, Knutsford Express dipped 10 cents in trading 10,310 units at $11, Lasco Distributors closed trading of 3,069,824 units and gained 15 cents to end at $3.70. Lasco Financial ended with 94,729 shares crossing the exchange, after rising 5 cents to end at $5.05, Lasco Manufacturing closed with a loss of 20 cents at $5.20, after swapping 31,500 shares. Limners and Bards closed 7 cents higher at $2.82, with 88,901 stock units trading, Paramount Trading lost 20 cents in trading of 6,721 units at $2 and Stationery and Office Supplies dipped 79 cents in trading of 62,770 units to end at $10.80.

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

Junior Market starts October down

The trend of a large number of stocks rising at the end of one month, followed by falling prices at the start of the next, was evident at the end of September and October on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange.
Market activities closed on Tuesday with 30 securities changing hands, resulting in the prices of 7 securities advanced, 16 declined and 6 remained unchanged in contrast to 26 trading with 10 rising and 7 falling. At the close, the Junior Market Index declined 16.96 points to 3,516.31.
Trading resulted in an exchange of 2,138,664 units valued at $11,183,538 down sharply from 6,210,149 units valued at $22,471,302 trading on Monday.
Trading ended with an average of 71,289 units for an average of $372,785 in contrast to 238,852 units for an average of $864,281 on Monday. In contrast, September closed with an average of 954,574 units valued at $2,612,695 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 5 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial dropped $3 trading 11,656 units at $42, AMG Packaging lost 14 cents in exchanging 62,100 units at $1.86, Blue Power climbed $1 to settle at $10 with 200 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cream ended market activity exchanging 51,900 shares to close at $4.52 after falling 48 cents. Caribbean Producers declined 9 cents trading 70,481 units to end at $4.51, Consolidated Bakeries dipped 12 cents in exchanging 6,167 units at $1.75, Dolphin Cove dropped $1.75 in moving 420,763 units through the market at a 52 weeks’ low of $10. Derrimon Trading ended with 604,122 shares changing hands, after rising 1 cent to end at $2.36, Express Catering dipped 50 cents in trading of 19,912 units at $6, Everything Fresh lost 6 cents in swapping 20,000 shares to close at $1.25, Elite Diagnostic closed 8 cents higher at $5.40, with 57,236 stock units crossing the exchange. Fosrich shed 5 cents in trading of 5,050 units at $5.05, Fontana ended with 62,501 shares changing hands after rising 15 cents to end at $8.45, General Accident gained 1 to end at $6.91, trading 17,272 shares, GWest Corporation fell 9 cents in exchanging of 34,594 units at $1.01. Honey Bun ended with a loss of $1 at $6 with 73,900 stock units changing hands, iCreate ended trading with 10,000 shares, after rising 2 cents to end at 72 cents, Indies Pharma ended with 79,613 shares crossing the exchange, after rising 2 cents to end at $3.32. Jetcon Corporation closed 20 cents higher at $2.20, with 83,296 stock units trading, Lasco Distributors dipped 30 cents in trading of 23,246 units at $3.55. Lasco Manufacturing closed with a loss of 10 cents at $5.40, in swapping of 20,753 shares, Limners and Bards lost 22 cents in exchanging of 201,729 units at $2.75 and Stationery and Office Supplies dropped by 81 cents to settle at $11.59. In the junior market preference segment, Paramount Trading close with a loss of 15 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $2.05 after swapping of 500 shares.

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

Junior Market gains 123 points in 3 days

Junior Market stock trading.

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange jumped 123.05 points in three days but ended nearly 53 points lower than the close of August when trading ended on Monday.
The Junior Market index jumped 54.94 points to close at 3,533.27 as prices of 10 securities advanced, 7 declined and 9 remained unchanged with 26 securities changing hands, up slightly from 24 trading

on Friday.
Trading resulting in an exchange of 6,210,149 units at $22,471,302 compared to 2,557,873 units valued at $13,773,282 on Friday.
Trading ended with an average of 238,852 units for an average of $864,281 in contrast to 106,578 units for an average of $573,887 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 954,574 units valued at $2,612,695 and previously 988,164 units valued at $2,580,720 for each security traded. August ended with an average of 232,398 units valued at $1,072,851 for each traded security.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the close of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 6 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Consolidated Bakeries closed trading of 22,000 units and gained 1 cent to end at $1.87, Dolphin Cove exchanged 6,650 units and gained 75 cents to end at $11.75, Derrimon Trading fell 10 cents in trading 45,998 units at $2.35. Express Catering closed trading of 17,948 units and gained 15 cents to end at $6.50, Everything Fresh ended with 60,713 shares changing hands, after rising 11 cents to end at $1.31, Fosrich climbed 10 cents and exchanged 22,200 shares at $5.10. Fontana lost 17 cents in trading 129,752 shares to close at $8.30, General Accident closed with a loss of 5 cents at $6.90, after swapping of 141,722 shares, Honey Bun closed 61 cents higher at $7, with 4,545 stock units trading, Indies Pharma fell 8 cents in trading 18,763 units at $3.30. Jamaican Teas climbed 18 cents and exchanged 13,547 shares at $6.30, Jetcon Corporation dipped 9 cents in trading 40,000 units at $2, Knutsford Express fell $1.40 cents in trading of 367 units to close at $11.10, Limners and Bards closed 17 cents higher at $2.97, with 294,838 stock units trading. Lasco Distributors climbed 53 cents and exchanged 5,158,000 shares at $3.85, Lasco Manufacturing traded 35,825 shares, after rising 10 cents to end at $5.50 and Main Event traded 8,086 declined by 5 cents to settle at $6.

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

IC TOP 10 focus on QWI

Attention by investors seems set to be focused on QWI Investments, which commences trading on Monday, but being the end of the month, investors could be seeing other stocks recording interesting movements.
Buy Rated stocks had few changes with Elite Diagnostic and Express Catering climbing back into the Junior Market TOP 10 with the price of Elite dropping to $5.40 from $5.60 at the end of the previous week while Seprod returns to the main market list at the expense of Scotia Group.
Slipping out of the IC TOP 10 listing is Jetcon Corporation that remained at $1.80, Main Event earnings were adjusted down with the decline of profit reported in the July quarter due to increased cost that exceeded revenues and Scotia Group rose to $60 from $57.50 and dropped out of the TOP 10.
Market activity, resulted in Caribbean Producers with projected gains of 244 percent being the leading Junior Market stock with potential gains, followed by Iron Rock with likely gains of 200 percent and Medical Disposables with projected gains of 186 percent.
Radio Jamaica closed the week with projected gains of 194 percent as the leading main market stock with the price falling to $1.70 from $1.90 during the week. Berger Paints sits at the number two spot with projected gains of 132 percent as more interest comes in for this stock coupled with reduced selling ahead of the most important quarter coming up when sales exceed all other quarters and Carreras with projected gains of 112 percent.
The main market closed the week with the overall PE of 17.7 up from 16.7 the previous week and the Junior Market is up to 11.7 from 11.3 based on current year’s earnings. The PE ratio for Junior Market Top 10 stocks averages 7.9 compared to 7.8 the previous week and the main market PE remains at 10.4. These levels of PE ratios point to big upside for TOP 10 stocks.
The TOP 10 stocks now trade at an average discount of 32 percent to the average for the Junior Market Top stocks and main market stocks trade at a discount of 41 percent to the overall market.
TOP 10 stocks are likely to deliver the best returns to March next year. Projected earnings, along with the PE ratio for each company’s current fiscal year are used in determining potential gains with the likely gains ranked in descending order with highest-ranked being the most attractive. 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 an interest in the securities commented on.