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.

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Bun & Teas in IC TOP 10 BUY RATED

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.

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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.

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IC TOP 10 relatively stable

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Jamaica Broilers announced a new acquisition last week

The Jamaica stock market was impacted last week by fresh share insurances and acquisitions by two IC TOP 10 listed companies.
Investors’ attention was on pumping funds into Barita Investmentsrights issue and QWI Investmentsinitial public offering in the past week and led to more muted market activity, with the latter attracting more than 4,000 investors and in excess of $1.5 billion.
Other major developments in the past week were the announcement that TOP 10 BUY RATED General Accident picked up 55 percent of the Trinidad based Motor One Insurance company but investors hardly seem to notice. Another Top 10 listing, Jamaica Broilers announced yet another takeover of a poultry processing plant in the USA. Market activity in the coming week will be further affected with Proven Investments selling half of their holdings in Access Financial stock by way of a public offer, at an attractive price of $32 each. Market conditions resulted in just two changes to IC TOP 10 BUY RATED list as CAC 2000 returned to the top 10 Junior Market list, replacing Caribbean Cream and Scotia Group moved back into the main market listing at the expense of Seprod.
Changes in prices left Caribbean Producers with projected gains of 233 percent, followed Iron Rock by with likely gains of 201 percent and tTech with projected gains of 167 percent as the three most attractive Junior Market stocks.
Radio Jamaica closed the week with projected gains of 163 percent as the leading main market stock with the price falling to $1.90 by the end of the week. Berger Paints sits at the number two spot with projected gains of 121 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 16.7 down from 17.7 the previous week and the Junior Market is down to 11.3 from 11.6 based on current year’s earnings. The PE ratio for Junior Market Top 10 stocks averages 7.8 compared to 7.7 the previous week and the main market PE slips to 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 31 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 to March next year. Projected earnings, along with the PE ratio for each company’s current fiscal year are used in determining potential gains. The likely gains are ranked in descending order, with the highest-ranked being the most attractive and moving down the least 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.

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IC TOP 10 MPC hits new record high

Prices pulled back during the past week but the new IC TOP 10 BUY RATED main market stocks MPC Caribbean Energy surged to an all-time high of $153.06 and is still in the TOP 10 and seems poised to move higher with no sellers in sight.
Seprod returns and Scotia Group moved out to be the only changes to the main market list. Jetcon Corporation, Caribbean Cream and Caribbean Flavours return to the Junior Market TOP 10 replacing CAC 2000, Dolphin Cove and Jamaican Teas.
The three most attractive Junior Market stocks are Iron Rock with projected gains of 257 percent, followed by Caribbean Producers with likely gains of 237 percent and tTech with projected gains of 208 percent.
Radio Jamaica closed the week with projected gains of 138 percent as the leading main market stock followed by Berger Paints with projected gains of 132 and Carreras with projected gains of 112 percent.
The main market, closed the week with the overall PE of 17.7 down from 18.3 the previous week and the Junior Market is down to 11.6 from 12.1 based on current year’s earnings. The PE ratio for Junior Market Top 10 stocks averages 7.7 compared to 8.4 the previous week and the main market PE is now 10.5. These levels of PE ratios point to big upside for TOP 10 stocks.
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 41 percent to the overall market.
TOP 10 stocks are likely to deliver the best returns to March next year. 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.

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Big surprise entry to IC TOP 10

IC TOP 10 BUY RATED main market stocks got a surprise entry as MPC Caribbean Energy surged into the top list for the first time to sit at fourth position at the expense of Seprod.
There was no other change in the main market list but the Junior Market IC Insider.com TOP 10 had two new entrants with CAC 2000 returning after a week’s absence, along with Dolphin Cove. They replaced Access Financial and Express Catering with the prices of both moving higher by the end of the week.
MPC is making the top list after the company reported profit of US$126,746 or the June quarter before the company’s investment in the solar plant in Westmoreland, Jamaica, starts contributing full quarterly revenues and profit.
The three most attractive Junior Market stocks are Caribbean Producers with projected gains of 233 percent, followed by Iron Rock with likely gains of 200 percent and General Accident with projected gains of 188 percent.
Radio Jamaica inched to $2.13 at the close of the week leaving it with projected gains of 135 percent and the leading main market stock with the highest likely gains followed by Carreras with projected gains of 112 and Berger Paints with projected gains of 110 percent after the stock closed the week at $20.
The main market closed the week with the overall PE of 18.3 and the Junior Market remains at 12.1 current year’s earnings. The PE ratio for Junior Market Top 10 stocks averages 8.4 and the main market PE is now 10.2. These levels, point to big upside for TOP 10 stocks to the end of March next year 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 34 percent to the average for the Junior Market Top stocks and main market stocks trade at a discount of 44 percent to the overall market.
TOP 10 stocks are likely to deliver the best returns to March next year. 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.

RJR heads market watch list

Radio Jamaica came into increased buying last week to hit a 52 weeks’ high of $2.58 before pulling back to close at $2.07. The stock shows strong signs of going higher and is the main stock to watch this week.
More buying interest developed for General Accident having posted net profit after tax of $135 million, up 42 percent on the $95.4 million earned in the 2018 period. Pretax profit for the second quarter grew by a stronger 58 percent to $127 from $80 million in 2018. There was no tax change in the second quarter of 2018. The stock price is range bound between $3 and $5.80 but has broken out and should pave the way for a higher price level going forward, some selling around $6.40 could hold back the move higher for a while.
More buying came in for Elite Diagnostic it is unclear if investors are ready to buy out supplies just above $7 in the short term. The stock is poised to move higher with recent signs of improving financial performance. Caribbean Cement has some new buying interest that suggests higher prices ahead, but all of that could well be due to month-end dressing up than real short-term demand. Recent big selling for Jamaican Teas could be over with the near 11 million trade in the second half of last week. Buying interest continues to build that could take the price higher soon.

True Juice orange juice bottled by and distributed Wisynco

One technical indicator is showing Jetcon Corporation’s downturn is over and there is likely to be a big upside for the stock after the company reported in their second results an upswing in sales in June and July over the similar periods in 2018 and that orders for August suggest they will enjoy a much better sales than in 2018. It is not very clear but Honey Bun is on an upswing and could move higher over the next few weeks.
Medical Disposables closed with just one offer of 49,900 shares for sale at $8.80, but buyers may wait out buying until more sellers come with lower offers.
Lasco Manufacturing is hitching to break into the $6 region as more demand has come in for the stock. Wisynco Group came under selling pressure recently with the price moving into the $30 region, technical reading shows it at support around $24 with an upward bias.

RJR best performer in IC TOP 10

RJR traded at a new high on Friday.

Radio Jamaica (RJR) was the star performer this past week, with the stock rising to new 52 weeks’ high and traded as high as $2.58 on Friday. The stock moved up by 22 percent from $1.70 at the close of the previous week to close at $2.07.
RJR entered the TOP 10 main market stock at the start of February at 80 cents in the number 2 position since then it has risen 159 percent to be the second-best performer in the main market for the year to date. This past week’s gain reduced the potential gains from 194 percent last week to 142 percent now. Technical indicators point to the stock moving up much higher in the months ahead.
In the Junior Market IC Insider.com TOP 10, CAC 2000 rose to $16 to exit the TOP 10 and was replaced by Access Financial at the number 10 position but there are no changes to the Main Market TOP 10.
The three most attractive Junior Market stocks are Caribbean Producers with projected gains of 244 percent, followed by Iron Rock with likely gains of 200 percent and General Accident with projected gains of 167 percent. Radio Jamaica with projected gains of 142 percent remains the leading the main market stock with the highest likely gains followed by Berger Paints with projected gains of 130 percent and Carreras 109 percent.
The main market closed the week with the overall PE of 18.8 and the Junior Market remains at 12.8 current year’s earnings. The PE ratio for Junior Market Top 10 stocks averages 8.4 and the main market PE is now 10.5. 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 34 percent to the average for the Junior Market Top stocks and main market stocks trade at a discount of 44 percent to the overall market.
TOP 10 stocks are likely to deliver the best returns to March next year. 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.

RJR/Gleaner charting new course

RJR/Gleaner launched TVJ International with 24 hours service in the Cayman Islands in August and two other Caribbean Countries are in line with other countries also showing interest in the service.
The launch of a new TV service is just one of a number of changes to the group’s services that the directors updated more than 160 shareholders attending the annual general meeting held at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston today. The vast majority of RJR shareholders in attendance continue to be representative of the older loyal RJR AM listeners.
Some of the several changes that the group is undertaking including merging of certain operations will lead to greater efficiency, reduced rental and personnel cost. Work is being carried out to expand RJR 94 in areas that currently have room for improved coverage that is expected will lead to greater listenership and ultimately increased revenues. A number of transmission sites were merged with existing ones in the past financial year, reducing rental expenses, electricity, repairs and maintenance.
A raft of changes within the group that are underway if successful, will result in major changes to the group and generate increased revenues and profit as well as a number of new revenue-generating services. The effect, the future will look markedly different than the past, with digital technology playing an increasing role in providing services and driving revenues not only locally but globally.
Shareholders were told that the main reasons for the loss of $22 million made for the year to March 2019 were due to losses in staging the FIFA World Cup in 2018 amounting to approximately $40 million and adjustments occasioned by adopting new accounting standards that accounted for $60 million in added cost. The group nevertheless recorded growth in revenues across all segments of the business, with TV revenues climbing 16 percent, audio mainly radio up 4 percent and print 4 percent.

RJR shareholders at the 2019 AGM at the Jamaica Pegasus

All companies within the group will be on one accounting platform that will allow for the completion of financial statements within five days of the month-end. The move will also result in reduced costs in maintaining accounting records.
The group saw a major turnaround in fortunes in the first quarter to June for the 2020 fiscal year, with profit of $24 million up from a loss of $70 million in 2018 although revenues from sales rose modestly to $1.36 billion from $1.35 billion but gross profit jumped to $700 million from $597 million. The improved position in the quarter over 2018 is due primarily, to losses incurred in staging the World Cup matches in 2018 that has no recurred in 2019 and good growth in regular revenues in the 2019 quarter. IC Insider.com forecast is for earnings of 25 cents per share for the current fiscal year and 35 cents for the 2021 fiscal year. RJR’s stock price started the year at 85 cents has gained 129 percent so far and closed trading at $1.95 the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Wednesday with a PE of 8 times current year’s earnings.

More changes to IC TOP 10 BUY RATED

The past week, was a relatively quiet one for the IC Insider.com TOP 10 with far fewer changes than in the prior week with the markets seeming to be in a short-term consolidation phase with the release of the vast majority of the second quarter.
There are just two changes to the Junior Market list and none for the main market for this week but there are no changes to the Main Market TOP 10.
Jetcon Corporation climbed from $1.58 last week, to close at $2.50 while Caribbean Cream closed with the bid at $4.85, leading both out of the TOP 10 and letting Jamaican Teas with the price dropping to $5.61 from $6 and CAC 2000 with the price now at $15, down from $15.15 at the close of the previous week. The attractiveness of CAC 2000, is based on a strong recovery in the April quarter and the positive implications it has for the 2020 results. Jamaican Teas had good results for the nine months to June and the stock price has not yet fully discounted them.
General Accident was the second most attractive Junior Market stocks last week, hit a new record high of $6.24 on Friday and moved down to number 4 spot, with projected gains of 156 percent to March next year on top of the 73 percent rise for 2019 to date. Investors should not ignore the strong growth in revenues of 41 percent that is underway that has strong implications for increased profit and dividend income.
The three most attractive Junior Market stocks are Caribbean Producers with projected gains of 244 percent, followed by Iron Rock with likely gains of 200 percent and Medical Disposables with projected gains of 170 percent.
Radio Jamaica with projected gains of 194 percent leads the main market followed by Carreras with projected gains of 128 percent and Berger Paints 121 percent.  Investors should start looking at 2020 that is just four months away for the companies that may be a bit pricey but are likely to generate above-average growth next year.
The main market closed the week with the overall PE of 16.6 down from 17 at the close of the previous week and the Junior Market remains at 12.8 current year’s earnings. The PE ratio for Junior Market Top 10 stocks averages 8.3 and the main market PE is now 10.2. These levels, point to a strong 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 35 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, 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.