CAC 2000 ICTOP10 top performer

Junior Market IC TOP10 stocks had some strong gains in the past week and losses that were lower than the gains, but Main Market stocks were more stable, with minor price changes while Lasco Financial in the Junior Market replaced Iron Rock Insurance.

CAC 2000 was the star performer in the Junior Market during the week, jumping 20 percent to $8.30, after dropping 14 percent in the previous week to $6.90. Caribbean Assurance Brokers declined 15 percent last week to $2.30, rebounded 13 percent to $2.60 and Access Financial recovered from a 9 percent decline last week, gaining 12 percent to $22.30. Elite Diagnostic climbed 8 percent to $5.84 last week, but fell 8 percent to $3.31, Lasco Distributors gained 5 percent last week to $3.10 but could not hold on and slipped 8 percent to $2.84 and Caribbean Cream jumped 18 percent last week to $4.70, fell 5 percent to close at $4.47.
In the Main Market Guardian Holdings rose 5 percent to $520, Berger Paints gained 4 percent to percent but Key Insurance fell 7 percent to $3.36 and Sygnus Credit Investments declined 5 percent to $13.08.
At the end of the week, the average PE for the JSE Main Market TOP 10 is 6.2, well below the market average of 13.9, while the Junior Market Top 10 PE sits at 5.9 versus the market at 12.8, important indicators of the level of undervaluation of the ICTOP10 stocks. The Junior Market is projected to rise by 245 percent and the Main Market TOP10 s projected to gain an average of 239 percent, to May 2023.
The Junior Market currently sells at an average PE of around 12.8 but already there are 15 stocks or a third of the market, with PEs from 16 to 33, averaging 21. The top half of the market has an average PE of 18. This data shows how much potential gains are in the top 10. The situation in the main market is similar, with the 15 highest valued stocks priced at a PE of 15 to 84, averaging 25 and 21 excluding the highest valued one.
Currently, the Junior Market is slightly negative but is poised to move higher in the weeks ahead but the main market is under negative clouds that could send the market index lower as NCB Financial and other financial companies continue to trade with inadequate support.
ICTOP10 focuses on likely yearly winners, accordingly, the list includes some of the best companies in the market but not always. ICInsider.com ranks stocks based on projected earnings, allowing investors to focus on the most undervalued stocks and helping to remove emotions in selecting stocks for investments that often result in costly mistakes.
IC TOP10 stocks are likely to deliver the best returns up to the end of May 2023 and are ranked in order of potential gains, computed using projected earnings for the current fiscal year. Expected values will change as stock prices fluctuate and result in weekly movements in and out of the lists. Revisions to earnings are ongoing, based on receipt of new information.

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Insurance companies join ICTOP10

Junior Market IC TOP10 stocks experienced a great deal of volatility in the past week but Main Market stocks were very stable, with minor price changes and resulted in two charges to listings with Iron Rock Insurance replacing Lasco Financial in the Junior Market, while Key Insurance in the main market replaced Radio Jamaica.
During the week in the Junior Market, Caribbean Cream jumped 18 percent to $4.70, Elite Diagnostic climbed 8 percent to $5.84, Lasco Financial rose 7 percent to $2.95 and Lasco Distributors gained 5 percent to $3.10. Caribbean Assurance Brokers declined 15 percent to $2.30, CAC 2000 dropped 14 percent to $6.90, Access Financial dipped 9 percent to $20 while General Accident fell 7 percent to $5.05.
At the end of the week, the average PE for the JSE Main Market TOP 10 is 6.2, well below the market average of 13.4, while the Junior Market Top 10 PE is at 5.8 versus the market at 12.9, important indicators of the level of undervaluation of the ICTOP10 stocks. The Junior Market is projected to rise by 251 percent and the Main Market TOP10 is projected to gain an average of 238 percent, by May 2023.
The Junior Market currently sells at an average PE around 13 but already there are 15 stocks or a third of the market, with PEs from 16 to 33 averaging 21. The top half of the market has an average PE of 18. This data shows how much potential gains reside in the top 10. The situation in the main market is very similar, with the 15 highest valued stocks priced at a PE of 15 to 84, averaging 25 and 21 excluding the highest valued one.
Currently, the Junior Market is slightly negative but is poised to move higher in the weeks ahead but the main market is under negative clouds that could send the market index lower as NCB Financial and other financial companies continue to trade with inadequate support.
ICTOP10 focuses on likely yearly winners, accordingly, the list includes some of the best companies in the market but not always. ICInsider.com ranks stocks based on projected earnings, allowing investors to focus on the most undervalued stocks and helping to remove emotions in selecting stocks for investments that often result in costly mistakes.
IC TOP10 stocks are likely to deliver the best returns up to the end of May 2023 and are ranked in order of potential gains, computed using projected earnings for the current fiscal year. Expected values will change as stock prices fluctuate and result in weekly movements in and out of the lists. Revisions to earnings are ongoing, based on receipt of new information.

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Access back is back in ICTOP10

Over the past two weeks, there are few changes in the IC TOP10 listings with Iron Rock Insurance replaced by Access Financial in the Junior Market, while there were no changes for the main market.
In the Junior Market, CAC 2000 surged 33 percent to $8 and Access Financial and dipped 6 percent to $22, Radio Jamaica fell 6 percent to $2.05, while Jamaica Broilers and Sygnus Credit Investments gained 4 percent.
The average PE for the JSE Main Market TOP 10 is 6.2, well below the market average of 13.5, while the Junior Market Top 10 PE sits at 5.9 versus the market at 12.9, an important indicator of the level of undervaluation of the ICTOP10. The Junior Market is projected to rise by 245 percent and the Main Market TOP10 is projected to gain an average of 238 percent each, by May 2023.
ICTOP10 focuses on likely yearly winners, accordingly, the list includes some of the best companies in the market but not always. ICInsider.com ranks stocks based on projected earnings to highlight winners from the rest, allowing investors to focus on potential winning stocks and helping to remove emotions in selecting stocks for investments that often result in costly mistakes.
IC TOP10 stocks are likely to deliver the best returns up to the end of May 2023 and are ranked in order of potential gains, computed using projected earnings for the current fiscal year. Expected values will change as stock prices fluctuate, resulting in weekly movements in and out of the lists. Revisions to earnings are ongoing, based on receipt of new information.

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Big weekly gains for 3 ICTOP10 stocks

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138 Student Living and Consolidated Bakeries jumped 41 and 34 percent respectively, from $5.14 to $7.25 and from $1.49 to $1.99 and fell out ICTOP10 this week at a time CAC2000 jumped 36 percent to $8.25 as the price recovered from a 21 percent fall to $6.05 last week.
The moves follow funds previously tied up in the One on One IPO coming back to the market.
Other meaningful ICTOP10 movers this past week, are Iron Rock Insurance and Lasco Manufacturing jumping 11 percent to $3 and $4.55 respectively and Caribbean Cream rising 10 percent to $4.25, while Caribbean Assurance Brokers slipped 8 percent $2.50.
The Main Market ended the week with Productive Business Solutions rising 15 percent to US$1.32, Berger Paints rising 12 percent to $11.45 and Sterling Investment put on 5 percent to $2.90, while VM Investments dipped 4 percent to $5.30.
In the Junior Market ICTOP10 General Accident and Lasco Financial replaced Consolidated Bakeries and Lasco Manufacturing. There was one change in the Main Market with Radio Jamaica replacing 138 Student Living.
The average PE for the JSE Main Market TOP 10 is 6.2, well below the market average of 14, while the Junior Market Top 10 PE sits at six versus the market at 12.8. The Junior Market is projected to rise by 240 percent and the Main Market TOP10 is projected to gain an average of 233 percent each by May 2023.
ICTOP10 focuses on likely yearly winners, accordingly, the list includes some of the best companies in the market but not always. ICInsider.com ranks stocks based on projected earnings to highlight winners from the rest, allowing investors to focus on potential winning stocks and helping to remove emotions in selecting stocks for investments that often result in costly mistakes.
IC TOP10 stocks are likely to deliver the best returns up to the end of May 2023 and are ranked in order of potential gains, computed using projected earnings for the current fiscal year. Expected values will change as stock prices fluctuate and result in weekly movements in and out of the lists. Revisions to earnings are ongoing, based on receipt of new information.

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Consolidated visits ICTOP10

Consolidated Bakeries moves into ICTOP10 this week at a time when the local stock market was starved of funds tied up in the One on One IPO that came to the market on August 12 and helped the JSE markets to pull back in the past week, with several stocks suffering declines, but increased interest rates erroneously pushed by Bank of Jamaica seems to be a contributory factor as well.
The disclosure that Dolla Financial corresponded with Access Financial to explore merger talks, put new life into the former TOP10 stock, with increased buying in the stock this past week. Trading picked up with 115,359 units being exchanged during the week, up from 38,162 units the previous week, with the stock moving from $25 at the end of last week to $27.50 this past week.
ICTOP10 movers this past week are General Accident jumping 16 percent to $5.80. In comparison, CAC 2000 dropped 21 percent to $6.05, Medical Disposables slipped 18 percent lower at $5.71, Dolphin Cove with a decline of 8 percent to $13.65 and Caribbean Cream down 5 percent to $3.88.
The Main Market ended the week with Productive Business Solutions jumping 15 percent to US$1.15 while VM Investments popped 6 percent to $5.50, but Berger Paints lost 14 percent to $10.23 after posting six months results without second quarter numbers that would show reduced second quarter profits compared to the first quarter.
The Junior Market ICTOP10 welcomed Consolidated Bakeries, with projected earnings per share of 22 cents, with the company appearing to be breaking the old practice of limited revenue growth and small profits. See the latest profile of the company with full reporting and its prospects for the current year. General Accident says goodbye to the ICTOP10 following the recovery in the price. There were no changes in the Main market. 
The average PE for the JSE Main Market TOP 10 is 6.2, well below the market average of 13.8, while the Junior Market Top 10 PE sits at 5.8 versus the market at 12.7. The Junior Market is projected to rise by 260 percent and the Main Market TOP10 is projected to gain an average of 246 percent each to May 2023.
ICTOP10 focuses on likely yearly winners, accordingly, the list includes some of the best companies in the market but not always. ICInsider.com ranks stocks based on projected earnings to highlight winners from the rest, allowing investors to focus on potential winning stocks and helping to remove emotions in selecting stocks for investments that often result in costly mistakes.
IC TOP10 stocks are likely to deliver the best returns up to the end of May 2023 and are ranked in order of potential gains, computed using projected earnings for the current fiscal year. Expected values will change as stock prices fluctuate, resulting in weekly movements in and out of the lists. Revisions to earnings are ongoing, based on receipt of new information.

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Everything Fresh jumps 44% last week

Last week’s stock to watch, Everything Fresh, climbed 43.5 percent from $1.17 to close the week at $1.68 and should move higher and Future Energy Source, that reported fabulous results for the first quarter, was one to watch. The stock added to the $5.29 price it closed the previous week at and closed on Friday at $5.63, with a PE ratio of 22.5.

Everything Fresh traded at $1.68 on Friday to gain 43.5% for the week.

This week, Consolidated Bakeries is added to the list, following excellent half year results, with prospects of more gains ahead, but General Accident is out following a bump in claims in the second quarter that squeezed profit. Also added to the list is ONE on ONE Education Services, which should list this month and enjoy a significant price hike.
138 Student Living reported strong June results but hardly moved in a week that the markets suffered declines. Meanwhile, Stationery and Office Supplies pulled back a bit as demand weakened following good half year results.
This week’s other ICInsider.com watch listings are Caribbean Assurance Brokers, Caribbean Producers, Dolphin Cove, Express Catering, Guardian Holdings, Jamaica Broilers, Lasco Distributors, Lasco Manufacturing, NCB Financial and Paramount Trading.
Dolphin Cove, Caribbean Producers, Express Catering and Everything Fresh will be major beneficiaries of the strong rebound in tourist arrivals, now back to 2019 levels.
Refunds should start returning to investors from ONE on ONE Education Services this week now that allocations in the recent IPO are determined. That could make a big difference to the market as investors deploy those funds in the market.

More changes to ICTOP10

While some investors were selling shares to buy into the latest IPO to hit the market, recent investors in the Junior Market listed Dolla Financial gave the market a shot in the arm following a disclosure that the company had corresponded with Access Financial to explore merger talks.
Investors reacted the first chance they had and drove the prices of both stocks higher on Friday.
The Ipo of OneonOne IPO opened on Friday morning and closed at the end of the day, as was to be expected, after attracting some 15,000 applications. The shares are likely to be listed before the end of August, with a name change to follow. ICInsider.com expects the stock will move into the $2 range sometime after listing.
The disclosure of the Dolla interest sent the TOP 10 listed Access up $5.79 or 25 percent to close at $25 on Friday, with the stock falling from the TOP10. Other big Junior Market TOP10 movers this past week are Caribbean Assurance Brokers, up 12 percent lower at $2.80, Paramount Trading with a rise of 9 percent, CAC 2000, up 6 percent to $7.65, while General Accident dropped 9 percent to a very attractive price of $5.
The Main Market ended the week with 138 Student Living jumping 23 percent to $5 and is likely to rise further, with the company posting solid results after the market closed, with earnings of 21 cents for the June quarter and 58 cents per share for the nine months to June. Berger Paints rose 8 percent to $11.93, VM Investments popped 4 percent to $5.20 and Guardian Holdings reversed most of the previous week’s gain by dropping a sharp 22 percent from $650 to $506.
The new entrants to the ICTOP listing are Iron Rock Insurance and Lasco Manufacturing, replacing Access Financial and Paramount Trading. There were no changes in the Main market. 
The average PE for the JSE Main Market TOP 10 is 6.2, well below the market average of 13.9, while the Junior Market Top 10 PE sits at 5.9 versus the market at 12.8. The Junior Market is projected to rise 240 percent and the Main Market TOP10 an average of 235 percent each to May 2023.
ICTOP10 focuses on likely yearly winners, accordingly, the list includes some of the best companies in the market but not always. ICInsider.com ranks stocks based on projected earnings to highlight winners from the rest, allowing investors to focus on potential winning stocks and helping to remove emotions in selecting stocks for investments that often result in costly mistakes.
IC TOP10 stocks are likely to deliver the best returns up to the end of May 2023 and are ranked in order of potential gains, computed using projected earnings for the current fiscal year. Expected values will change as stock prices fluctuate, resulting in weekly movements in and out of the lists. Revisions to earnings are ongoing, based on receipt of new information.

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Fesco heads stocks to watch

Future Energy Source stunned the market with fabulous results for the first quarter that suggests earnings for the full year should hit 26 cents and thus bringing the PE ratio to a realistic 20 which is comparable to a number of other companies in the market. Demand should come in at the current $5.29 price, it closed on Friday.

138 Student Living should earn 80 cents for the year to September after posting 58 cents for the nine months to June and should move higher. Stationery and Office Supplies reported continued strong 2022 results and will be paying an 18 cents dividend with a second expected based on this year’s good earnings saw more than 551,000 shares trading on Friday in response to the results.
This week’s other ICInsider.com watch list are Access Financial, Caribbean Assurance Brokers, Dolphin Cove, Caribbean Producers, Everything Fresh, Express Catering, General Accident, Guardian Holdings, Jamaica Broilers, Lasco Distributors, Lasco Manufacturing, NCB Financial and Paramount Trading.
Dolphin Cove, Caribbean Producers, Express Catering will be major beneficiaries of the strong rebound in tourist arrivals and the supply of General Accident has declined sharply over the past few weeks, but investors may be reluctant to pile into the stock ahead of the hurricane season.

Three changes to ICTOP10

The past week ended with new entrants to the ICTOP listing, with Dolphin Cove and Paramount Trading reentering the Junior Market list while 138 Student Living enters the TOP10 Main market list.
Jetcon Corporation and Lasco Financial are out of the Junior Market TOP10, and Caribbean Cement left the Main Market list.
The Junior Market suffered some declines, no doubt connected to investors focusing on the latest IPO – OneonOne Educational Services to hit the market, as they seek funds to go into the issue, continuing a feature visible in the market for most popular IPOS. The Main Market moves were less pronounced, with just one significant fall.
In the Junior Market, Elite Diagnostic gained 7 percent to $3.45 and General Accident was up 8 percent to $5.50. Access Financial and CAC 2000 dipped 13 percent to $20.01 and $7.20, respectively and Caribbean Cream and Jetcon Corporation slipped 6 percent to $4.02 and $1.20, respectively. Caribbean Assurance Brokers ended 4 percent lower at $2.50 but has limited stocks offered, with most offers over $2.70.
The Main Market ended the week with Guardian Holdings jumping a sharp 29 percent to $650 on limited volume. There are now less than 1,000 shares offered for sale. At the close, there was an offer of 76 shares at $594 and the highest bid was $505 to buy 2012 shares. Profit for the June Quarter was TT$256 million, up 220 percent from $80 million in 2021, with six months moving up by 70 percent from $256 million to TT$436 million. The EPS comes out at TT$1.88 or J$43. The other big move was by Productive Business Solutions, falling 12 percent to US$1.
The average PE for the JSE Main Market TOP 10 is 6.2, well below the market average of 13.9, while the Junior Market Top 10 PE sits at 5.9 versus the market at 12.8. The Junior Market is projected to rise by 243 percent and the Main Market TOP10 is projected to gain an average of 239 percent each to May 2023.
ICTOP10 focuses on likely yearly winners, accordingly, the list includes some of the best companies in the market but not always. ICInsider.com ranks stocks based on projected earnings to highlight winners from the rest, allowing investors to focus on potential winning stocks and helping to remove emotions in selecting stocks for investments that often result in costly mistakes.
IC TOP10 stocks are likely to deliver the best returns up to the end of May 2023 and are ranked in order of potential gains, computed using projected earnings for the current fiscal year. Expected values will change as stock prices fluctuate, resulting in weekly movements in and out of the lists. Revisions to earnings are ongoing, based on receipt of new information.

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ICTOP10 picks remove dreaming

The ICTOP listing is meant to remove dreaming from investors’ arsenal of investment tools and place them on more solid grounds. The performance of Fosrich last week illustrates that vividly, with the stock hitting the pre-split equivalent of $54.20 on Wednesday only for the price to fall back to a low of $3 on Friday or the equivalent of $30 on a pre-split basis.
The above shows that many investors are groping in the dark, hoping that a stock with the wind behind its back must be one to buy to make money. They ignore the simple but profound principle of buying low and selling high. The other factor that shows up in the judgement is why buy the stock after the split when it is more expensive than if purchased before. this is an age-old issue where investors feel that they are buying the stock cheaper than before but in fact, they are paying more for it and therefore reduce potential profit.
Fosrich may have a bright future but what about the many stocks that are undervalued in the market, why chase expensive ones? When Fosrich reports second quarter earnings this coming week investors will get a glimpse to see whether it was smart to buy the stocks at the elevated prices last week. Investors made the same error with Salada Foods buying it at $10 when it was not worth much more than $3 now the stock is slowly adjusting to reality. Investors in Fesco at $8 are feeling the paid as the stock slowly retreats and is now under $6. Investors in SSL Venture Capital will soon discover some nastiness of speculating in the dark.
There was one change to the Junior Market TOP10 listings this past week, with General Accident returning at the expense of Dolphin Cove which rose 6 percent during the week to $15.93, the former price dropped to $5.07 from $5.99 at the close of the previous week.
Elite Diagnostic fell 9 percent to $3.21 and CAC 2000 dipped 3 percent to $8.25. Jetcon Corporation rose 9 percent to $1.27 and Caribbean Assurance Brokers rallied 8 percent to $2.60 after the company reported six months results showing a profit of $4.45 million, up from a loss of $31 million last year for the same period, ICInsider.com upgraded earnings to 45 cents per share, from 40 cents previously. The Main Market ended the week, with no significant price changes.
Investors should keep a careful watch on Caribbean Assurance Brokers, Dolphin Cove, Express Catering, General Accident, Jamaica Broilers, Lasco Distributors, Lasco Financial, Lasco Manufacturing, Stationery and Office Supplies and Paramount Trading. Dolphin Cove, Caribbean Producers, Express Catering will be major beneficiaries of the strong rebound in tourist arrivals and the supply of General Accident has declined sharply over the past few weeks, but investors may be reluctant to pile into the stock ahead of the hurricane season.
The average PE for the JSE Main Market TOP 10 is 6.2, well below the market average of 13.9, while the Junior Market Top 10 PE sits at 6 versus the market at 12.9. The Junior Market is projected to rise by 238 percent and the Main Market TOP10 is projected to gain an average of 235 percent each to May 2023.
The prospectus for One on One IPO is out with just over 125 million shares earmarked for the wider public. The PE ratio based on the company’s projections to August 2022 is just under 7 cents per share before tax for a PE ratio of around 14.5 just above the market average of 12.9. Based on where recent IPOs are valued investors can look for a price after listing around $1.50 but investors have priced many of them closer to 30 times 2022 earnings in which case a price of $2 is not out of the reckoning.
ICTOP10 focuses on likely yearly winners, accordingly, the list includes some of the best companies in the market but not always. ICInsider.com ranks stocks based on projected earnings to highlight winners from the rest, allowing investors to focus on potential winning stocks and helping to remove emotions in selecting stocks for investments that often result in costly mistakes.
IC TOP10 stocks are likely to deliver the best returns up to the end of May 2023 and are ranked in order of potential gains, computed using projected earnings for the current fiscal year. Expected values will change as stock prices fluctuate and result in weekly movements in and out of the lists. Revisions to earnings are ongoing, based on receipt of new information.

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