5 new IC TOP 10 BUY RATED

The past week, was fairly quiet for Jamaica Stock Exchange with earnings season for the second quarter just about ended.
In the process, both markets reached new highs before pulling back to close the week below the record highs achieved earlier. The market activity led to a number of changes to the TOP 10 list. Consolidated Bakeries reported disappointing results for the June Quarter from strong growth in revenues and resulted in a downgrade in projected earnings, the stock along with CAC2000 and Caribbean Flavours fell from the Junior Market TOP 10. General Accident reported strong revenues and profit increase for the June quarter and half-year, resulting in earnings upgrade to 80 cents per share for the year and putting it back in the TOP 10 along with Caribbean Cream and Lasco Financial that fell under $5 on Friday.
In the Main Market TOP 10, late bloomer, Sygnus Investments fell in price along with Seprod and return to the main market TOP 10, replacing by Pulse Investments and Palace Amusement.
The three most attractive Junior Market stocks are, Caribbean Producers with projected gains of 240 percent, followed General Accident with projected gains of 171 percent and by Iron Rock with likely gains of 167 percent.
Radio Jamaica with projected gains of 198 percent leads the main market followed by Berger Paints and Carreras with potential gains of 121 percent each.
The main market closed the week with the overall PE of 17 and the Junior Market inched higher to 12.8 current year’s earnings. The PE ratio for Junior Market Top 10 stocks averages 8.1 and the main market PE is now 10 3. These levels, point to big upside for TOP 10 stocks over the next 12 months and Junior Market stocks in particular as they lag, the values of the main market by a third.
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 39 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 an interest in the securities commented on.

6 new Junior Market TOP 10 stocks

Carreras heads main market TOP10.

The Jamaica Stock Exchange continued to move higher during the week and ended at the high close at 3,600.97 resulting in six stocks migrating from the Junior Market TOP 10.
Prices for Caribbean Cream, Elite Diagnostic, Everything Fresh, General Accident, Lasco Financial and Lasco Manufacturing all rose and exited the TOP 10.
Consolidated Bakeries and Caribbean Flavours that slipped from the list in the previous week, return along with CAC2000, Express Catering, Jetcon Corporation and Main Event.
In the Main Market TOP 10, late bloomer, Sygnus Credit Investments traded ta new record high in the main market of $26 and moved out of the TOP 10 to be replaced by Pulse Investments that slipped out at the end of the previous week.
n the past week, the main market continued its record-breaking run, closing the week at 581,039.04 high on its way to over 800,000 points for the All Jamaica Index.
The three most attractive Junior Market stocks are Caribbean Producers with projected gains of 233 percent, followed by Iron Rock Insurance with projected gains of 193 percent and Medical Disposables with possible gains of 186 percent.
Carreras’ earnings, were upgraded to 90 cents per share, following a 10 percent increase in revenues and 12 percent rise in profit, for the first quarter to June. The stock now leads the in the main market with potential gains of 126 percent followed by Berger Paints with projected gains of 121 percent followed and Stanley Motta with 95 percent by March next year.
The main market closed the week with the overall PE of 16.2 and the Junior Market inched higher to 12.4 current year’s earnings. The PE ratio for Junior Market Top 10 stocks averages 8.4 and the main market PE is now 10 8. These levels, point to a big upside, for TOP 10 stocks over the next 12 months and Junior Market stocks in particular as they lag, the values of the main market by a third.
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 34 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 an interest in the securities commented on.

Several IC TOP 10 changes

The Jamaica Stock Exchange saw new record highs for the main and Junior Market, with attention moving decisively in favour of the latter that lagged the main market for the greater part of the year.
Prices of Consolidated Bakeries and Caribbean Flavours rose, pushing them out of the Junior Market Top 10. They were replaced, by Caribbean Cream that closed the week, with the price down at $4.25 and Everything Fresh.
In the Main Market TOP 10, Victoria Mutual Investments jumped to a record high of $9, after the company reported 9 cents in earnings per share for the June quarter and 17 cents for the half-year, just below IC Insider.com forecast of 50 cents for the full year. The stock closed at a record high of $8.20 and exited the TOP 10. Pulse Investments climbed to close the week at $3.26 and fell from the top list. Earnings for Sterling Investments were revised downwards to 23 cents per share, resulting in it leaving the TOP 10. New entrants are Grace Kennedy, Proven Investments and Scotia Group.
In the past week, the main market continued its record-breaking run, closing the week at an all-time high on its way to over 800,000 points for the All Jamaica Index as momentum continues to move the market away from long-term resistance at 520,000 points. The Junior Market rose during the week and recovered all of the 2019 losses and surpassing the previous all-time high of 3,436 points in September last year. Technical indicators point to the record be taken out soon and could happen this week with more results due. The market closed over 3,500 points for the first time in the past week.
The three most attractive Junior Market stocks are Caribbean Producers with projected gains of 233 percent, followed by Iron Rock with projected gains of 196 percent and tTech with possible gains of 167 percent.
Berger Paints heads the main market with potential gains of 122 percent followed by Radio Jamaica with 122 percent and Palace Amusement in third spot and likely to gain 92 percent by March next year.
The main market closed the week with the overall PE at 16.4 and the Junior Market moved up from 11.4 last week to 12.3 as the market shifts from consolidation in the first half of the year to be bullish now. The PE ratio for Junior Market Top 10 stocks averages 8.3 versus 7.6 last week and the main market PE is now 10 4 compared to 9 at the start of last week. These levels, point to big gains for TOP 10 stocks over the next 12 months and Junior Market stocks in particular as they lag, the values of the main market by a third.
The TOP 10 stocks now trade at an average discount of 33 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 an interest in the securities commented on.

The Lab jumps IC TOP 10

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Fresh from its recent successful IPO, shares of Limners and Bards (The Lab) were listed on the Junior Market on Friday.
Just 100 shares traded at $1.30 but the stock ended with the bid at $1.65 and it dropped out of the IC Junior Market TOP 10.
The Lab earnings for the current fiscal year to October is poised to be in the region of 13 cents per share. With the bid at $1.65, the PE is 12 with not many Junior Market stocks selling above this level. The bulls have now descended on the Junior Market and could well deliver a premium valuation for the company’s stock that will be scarce.
Lasco Manufacturing enters the Junior Market TOP 10 while Jamaica Broilers price dip to $32 and came into the Main Market TOP 10 at the expense of Seprod with the price rising from $46 last week to $48.40.
In the past week, the main market continues to hit new record highs, closing the week at an all-time high on its way to over 700,000 points for the All Jamaica Index. Momentum continues to move the market away from long-term resistance at 520,000 points. The Junior Market rose during the week and recovered all of the 2019 losses and more and is less than 100 points away from the all-time high of 3,436 points in September last year. Technical indicators point to the record be taken out soon and could happen this week with more results due.
The three most attractive Junior Market stocks are Caribbean Producers with projected gains of 233 percent, followed by Iron Rock with projected gains of 208 percent and tTech with possible gains of 191 percent.
Sterling Investments heads the main market with potential gains of 156 percent followed by Sygnus Credit Investments with 137 percent and Berger Paints in third spot and likely to gain 132 percent by March next year.
The main market closed the week with the overall PE at 15.8 and the Junior Market moved up from 10.20 last week to 11.4 as the market recovered grounds lost in the first half of the year. The PE ratio for Junior Market Top 10 stocks averages 7.6 and the main market PE 9. These levels, point to big upside for TOP 10 stocks over the next 12 months and Junior Market stocks in particular as they lag by far, the values of the main market.
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 43 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 an interest in the securities commented on.

Sunshine Palace opens tomorrow

Palace Amusement latest cinema house – Sunshine Palace, opens its doors tomorrow Wednesday, July 24 to moviegoers in the Portmore community.
IC Insider.com was informed, that the opening is highly anticipated by persons in the community. Sunshine Palace is located at 7 Braeton Parkway in the prime commercial district in Portmore area.
Sunshine Palace is said to boast silver screens, improved legroom, reclining seats, VIP service, improved concession stands, and laser projection that creates a brighter light for picture and is also environmentally friendly.
The Disney blockbuster, The Lion King, featuring Beyonce, Donald Glover, Chiwetel Ejiofor and James Earl Jones, will be integrally tied to the history of Sunshine Palace as it will be the opening movie that will be the showcase event of the season.
Sunshine Palace comprises 4 movie auditoriums with seating for 674 patrons.

Investors push Fontana from IC TOP 10

Fontana traded at a record $9.

Fontana hits a record high of $9 during trading on Friday but pulled back to close at $7.41 still higher than the $6.07 it closed at the end of the prior week and pushing the stock out of the Top 10.
Caribbean Flavours replaced Fontana in the Junior Market top 10. In the main market, Palace Amusement with opening of the Sunshine Palace scheduled for late July or early August, is expected to add to revenues and profit, replaced Jamaica Broilers.
Limners and Bards (The Lab) with a successful IPO this past week, remains on the Junior Market TOP 10. Radio Jamaica came in for increased buying in the past week that pushed the price to a 52 weeks’ high of $1.40 but pulled back on Friday, as selling pushed the price down, to close at $1.24.
In the past week, the main market continues to hit new record highs, closing the week at a near all-time high on its way to over 700,000 points for the All Jamaica Index. Momentum continues to move the market away from long-term resistance at 520,000 points. The Junior Market rose during the week and recovered losses suffered in the first half of the month. The market is still consolidating, waiting for profit results to help move it higher as it is currently highly undervalued.
The three most attractive Junior Market stocks are, Iron Rock with potential gains of 240 percent, followed by Caribbean Producers with projected gains of 238 percent and tTech with possible gains of 214 percent.
Sterling Investments heads the main market with 179 percent potential gains followed by Sygnus Credit Investments with 167 percent and Palace Amusement in third spot with the potential to gain 162 percent by March next year.
The main market, closed the week with the overall PE at 15.2 and the Junior Market at 10.20. The PE ratio for Junior Market Top 10 stocks averages 7.1 and the main market PE 8.6. These levels, point to a big upside for TOP 10 stocks over the next 12 months and Junior Market stocks in particular.
The TOP 10 stocks now trade at an average discount of 30 percent to the average for the Junior Market Top stocks and main market stocks trade at a discount of 43 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.

JSE major index jumps – Friday

The ongoing see saw trading pattern of the Jamaica Stock Exchange continued on Friday with the market indices making sizable gains after a big falls on Thursday.
At the close, the main and US markets had 32 securities traded, compared to 33 on Thursday leading to 14 advancing, 7 declining and 12 closing unchanged. The market closed with the All Jamaican Composite Index 3,765.48 points to 425,884.16 and the JSE Index advanced by 3,419.95 points to 388,005.75.
Market activity on the main market ended with 4,427,445 units valued $384,592,987 changing hands, compared to 17,912,213 units valued $156,798,185 units trading on Thursday.
MPC Caribbean Clean Energy led trading with 2.69 million shares, accounting for 61 percent of total main market volume, followed by Carreras with 817,258 units and 18.5 percent of the day’s trades and Wisynco Group with 264,825 units for 6 percent of volume traded.
Market activity ended with an average of 147,582 units valued at $12,819,766, in contrast to 597,074 shares valued at $5,226,606 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 158,599 shares at $3,037,176 for each security, compared to 159,231 shares at $2,439,461 previously. Trading for March resulted in an average of 438,501 shares at $9,851,307, for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the reading showing 9 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and just 4 closing with lower offers.
In main market activity, Barita Investments fell 90 cents to close at $42, with an exchange of 5,700 shares, Caribbean Cement rose 61 cents to $64.12 with 17,700 shares changing hands, Jamaica Broilers climbed $2 in exchanging 22,080 units to end at $32, Jamaica Producers declined 50 cents to close at $21.50, after trading 38,562 stock units. Jamaica Stock Exchange gained 30 cents and ended at $17.50, trading 97,043 shares, Kingston Wharves jumped $3 to settle at $71, trading 6,989 units, Mayberry Equities rose 60 cents to end trading of 43,242 shares at $9.80, Palace Amusement  climbed $50 to close at $1,300 with 100 stock units changing hands. Sagicor Group jumped $4.03 to end at $44 in an exchange of 13,544 shares, Sagicor Real Estate Fund  added 44 cents to end at $9.10, trading just 60,018 shares, Seprod rose $1.45 and closed at $43.45, trading 6,934 shares and Stanley Motta gained 33 cents and ended at $4.55, with an exchange of 10,448 shares.
Trading in the US dollar market ended with 83,732 shares trading with a value of US$10,226. Proven Investments  closed at 23 US cents, with an exchange of 13,000 shares and Sygnus Credit Investments ended trading of 70,732 units at 10 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index fell 1.87 points to close at 177.64.

More gains for JSE majors – Tuesday

On a day of very low trading, the All Jamaican Composite Index added to the strong gains on Thursday to close 1,130.64 points up to 428,191.40 on Tuesday while the JSE Index advanced 1,027.45 points to close at 390,104.27.
Market activity on the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange remained subdued with just 1,509,697 units changing hands for $34,816,059, compared to 3,564,657 units valued $53,154,918 on Thursday.
At the close, the main and US markets had 31 securities traded, compared to 28 on Thursday leading to 10 advancing, 11 declining and 10 closing unchanged.
Barita Investments led trading with a mere 225,658 shares, accounting for 15 percent of total main market volume, followed by Mayberry Jamaican Equities with 184,148 units and 12 percent of the day’s trades and Wisynco Group with 167,463 units for 11 percent of volume traded.
Market activity ended with an average of 53,918 units valued at an average of $1,243,431 for each security traded. In contrast to 132,024 units valued at an average of $1,968,701 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 136,995 shares at $2,302,086 for each security, compared to 142,319 shares at $2,375,277 previously. Trading for March resulted in an average of 438,501 shares at $9,851,307, for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the reading showing 11 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and just 2 closing with lower offers.
In main market activity, Barita Investments lost $1 to close at $39, with an exchange of 225,658 shares, Caribbean Cement dropped $1 to $64 with 37,388 shares changing hands, Grace Kennedy gained 45 cents in trading 21,340 stock units at $60, Jamaica Broilers rose 65 cents to close at $31.65, with an exchange of 10,391 shares. Jamaica Producers fell 26 cents to close at $21, after trading 15,500 stock units, JMMB Group added 90 cents to settle at $31.50, with 5,389 units changing hands. Mayberry Investments recovered 50 cents in trading 3,900 shares, to close at $8, Mayberry Jamaican Equities climbed $1 with 184,148 units trading, to close at $10.  Palace Amusement dropped $200 to close at $1,250 after trading 120 units, Sagicor Group lost 47 cents to $44.53 in an exchange of 30,587 shares. Sagicor Real Estate Fund jumped $1.60 to $10.60, in trading 999,193 shares, Scotia Group rose 30 cents and finished trading 15,798 shares at $50.50 and Sygnus Credit Investments rose 50 cents trading of 59,500 units at $12.
Trading in the US dollar market ended with 65,070 shares trading with a value of US$8,900. JMMB Group 6% preference share traded 2,320 units and closed at US$1.04 Proven Investments traded 5,650 shares at 23 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments rose 1 cent and ended trading of 57,100 units at 9 US cents leaving the JSE USD Equities Index fell 0.95 points to close at 178.31.

Limited showing of Green Book at Palace

Green Book the story of the unlikely friendship between a bigoted bouncer and a virtuoso black musician, was named the Best Picture of the year at the 91st Academy Awards recently.
The film also copped wins for: Best Original Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actor- Mahershala Ali, bringing its total to three wins. This is Ali’s second Oscar win. The movie returns to Palalce Amusement cinemas two days showing only as of Wednesday. Showtime at Palace Cinceplex at Soverign Centre is at 5:05 pm, Carib in Cross Roads at 5:40 pm and Palace Multiplex in Montego Baty at 5:50 pm.

Captain Marvel on Palace screens

Captain Marvel marks the big screen debut of the character, Carol Danvers, played in the Marvel Cinematic Universe by Academy Award® winner Brie Larson.
In the comics, Danvers was a test pilot who gained super strength and the ability to fly after being caught in an explosion with a Kree device.
As her journey unfolds, as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the battle. This is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Mississipi Grind helmers, Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck direct from a script written by Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Nicole Perlman and Meg LeFauve. The star studded cast of Captain Marvel includes Academy Award® nominees Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law and Djimon Hounsou, and Golden Globe winner® Annette Bening.
Not only is Captain Marvel preparing to dominate the North American box office when it hits theaters this weekend, but the Brie Larson vehicle is also looking to go binary over in China.
According to a news report, Captain Marvel is expected to make about US$100 million on its opening weekend in China, making it another massive entry in the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe. At this point, the ticket pre-sales have already passed those of Dr. Strange, Thor: Ragnarok, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Ant-Man and the Wasp. The same report suggests that the film’s pre-sales will also top Black Panther, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and possibly even Captain America: Civil War before it is finally released