JSE Main Market index jumps

Market activity ended on Friday with the volume and the value of shares trading declining 91 percent, respectively lower than on Thursday on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market as declining stocks crowed out those rising.
The All Jamaican Composite Index clawed back 39 percent of Thursday’s loss by jumping 3,101.27 points to 431,145.84, the JSE Main Index advanced 1,523.01 points, pulling back 23 percent of Thursday’s fall to close at 389,946.39 and the JSE Financial Index fell 0.40 points to finish at 95.43.
Trading ended with 52 securities up from 50 on Thursday, with 15 rising, 21 declining and 16 left unchanged.
The PE Ratio, a formula for computing appropriate stock values, averages 15.7. The PE ratio for the JSE Main and USD Market closing quotes are based on earnings forecasted by ICInsider.com for companies with financial years ending between the current year and August 2022.
Trading ended with 7,483,770 shares changing hands for $102,978,128 versus 84,940,496 units at $1,131,398,700 on Thursday. Transjamaican Highway led trading with 24.9 percent of total volume with a transfer of 1.86 million shares, followed by Wigton Windfarm with 13 percent 974,341 units and JMMB Group 7.35% – 2028 with 7.4 percent after trading 556,634 units.
Trading averages 143,919 units at $1,980,349, versus 1,698,810 shares at $22,627,974 on Thursday and month to date, an average of 640,639 units at $8,279,653, down from 896,377 units at $11,522,859 on Thursday. November closed with an average of 233,949 units at $2,695,416.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows eleven stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, Caribbean Cement declined $2 to $83 in trading 5,716 shares, GraceKennedy spiked 70 cents to $98.70 after trading 14,252 stocks, Guardian Holdings dropped $19 and ended at $521 with the swapping of 89 units. Jamaica Producers rallied 90 cents to $24 with 4,895 stock units crossing the market, Margaritaville fell $1.50 to $15.50 in switching ownership of 9,227 shares, Mayberry Investments shed 50 cents to end at $7 in transferring 201,029 units. NCB Financial advanced $1.80 in closing at $122.80 with 26,559 stocks changing hands, Proven Investments dipped 30 cents to close at $33.50 in trading 7,122 stock units, Scotia Group fell $2 to $35 with the swapping of 97,734 stocks and Seprod lost 61 cents after ending at $63.39 in switching ownership of 8,854 shares.
In the preference segmentJMMB Group 7.15% – due 2028 slipped 50 cents to settle at a 52 weeks’ low of $2.50 after 32,000 stock units crossed the exchange, JMMB Group 7.35% – 2028 rose 85 cents to a 52 weeks’ high of $3.98 in transferring 556,634 stock units and 138 Student Living preference shares shed 57 cents to end at $6 with 20 units changing hands.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Trading gains for JSE USD market on Friday

Trading picked up on Friday and ended with the volume of shares changing hands rising 16 percent and the value climbing 60 percent higher than Thursday, at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market, resulting in more stocks than declining.
Six securities traded, compared to Thursday’s five, with prices of two rising, one declining and three ending unchanged. The JSE US Denominated Equities Index lost 2.27 points to end at 203.36.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages  12.1. The PE ratio uses ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with the financial year ending during the current year up to August 2022.
Overall, 407,025 shares traded for US$58,989, up from 350,075 units at US$36,943 on Thursday. Trading averaged 67,838 units at US$9,832 compared to 70,015 shares at US$7,389 previously and month to date averages 310,559 shares at US$62,894 versus 442,953 units at US$91,837 on Thursday. November ended with an average of 79,766 units for US$10,928.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows three stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and none with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Capital USD share remained at 6.6 US cents with an exchange of 4,759 shares, Proven Investments advanced half a cent to end at 23.5 US cents, with 21,225 stocks crossing the market, Sterling Investments traded 1,000 units at 2.09 US cents. Sygnus Real Estate Finance USD share dropped 3 cents in closing at 11 US cents after exchanging 2,531 stock units and Transjamaican Highwayrose 0.03 of a cent to close at 0.9 US cents with 352,510 units changing hands.
In the preference segmentJMMB Group 5.75% ended at US$2.02 while exchanging 25,000 stocks.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

JSE Main Market tumbles

Kingston Wharves had a hand in the clobbering the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market got on Thursday, with a block of 21.2 million units traded down to $36, some $2.50 lower than the last traded price on Wednesday. Elsewhere market activity ended with the volume of shares trading rising 1,419 percent and the value 3,391 percent higher than Wednesday as the number of stocks advancing and declining were equal.

Kingston Wharves traded 21 million shares.

The All Jamaican Composite Index plunged 7,919.02 points to 428,044.57, following the 1,705 points fall  Wednesday. The JSE Main Index dived 6,677.31 points, on top of the 2,730 points fall Wednesday, to 388,423.38 and the JSE Financial Index slipped 1.02 points to 95.83. A total of 50 securities traded down from 51 on Wednesday, with 21 rising, 21 declining and eight ending unchanged.
The PE Ratio, a formula for computing appropriate stock values, averages 15.8. The PE ratio for the JSE Main and USD Market closing quotes are based on ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with financial year ending between the current year and August 2022.
A total of 84,940,496 shares traded for $1,131,398,700 versus 5,593,564 units at $32,410,085 on Wednesday. JMMB Group 7.5% led trading with 58.7 percent of total volume for an exchange of 49.89 million shares, followed by Kingston Wharves with 25 percent after trading 21.2 million units, JMMB Group 7.35% – 2028 accounted for 3.7 percent with 3.13 million units, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund delivered 3 percent after trading 2.51 million units, Transjamaican Highway accounted for 2.4 percent with 2.04 million units and Sagicor Group with 1.9 percent for exchange of 1.64 million units.
Trading averages 1,698,810 units at $22,627,974, versus 109,678 shares at $635,492 on Wednesday and month to date, an average of 896,377 units at $11,522,859November closed with an average of 233,949 units at $2,695,416.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows eleven stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments rose 28 cents to $90.98 in trading 1,280 stocks, Berger Paints shed 75 cents to settle at $12.75 with an exchange of 817 stock units, Caribbean Producers rose 73 cents to $10.23 after 281,486 units crossed the market. Eppley lost 30 cents to end at $35.70 with a transfer of 30 stocks, First Rock Capital fell 62 cents to $10 in switching ownership of 63,368 shares, GraceKennedy declined $1 to $98 with an exchange of 781,515 units. Guardian Holdings popped $1 to close at $540 with the swapping of 1,803 stock units,Jamaica Broilers spiked $1.20 in closing at $30 after 6,355 stocks changed hands, Jamaica Producers shed $1.40 to finish at $23.10 in transferring 2,376 shares. Jamaica Stock Exchange slipped $1.20 to $16.80 after trading 3,676 units, Kingston Wharves rallied $5 to close at $43.50 in exchanging 21,199,599 stock units, after the bulk of the shares traded at $36. Mayberry Jamaican Equities rose 99 cents to $8.99, owners switching 600 stocks. 138 Student Living gained 39 cents in ending at $3.50 with 4,550 shares changing hands, Palace Amusement advanced $55 to $1,030 with two stock units clearing the market, PanJam Investment declined $1.97 to end at $68.01 in trading 414,053 units. Proven Investments gained 30 cents in closing at $33.80 with an exchange of 56,208 shares, Sagicor Group dipped 50 cents to $52.50 with the swapping of 1,640,433 stock units, Sagicor Real Estate Fund rallied 31 cents to $8.61 after exchanging 250 stocks. Scotia Group shed $1.50 to end at $37, with 6,656 shares crossing the market, Seprod gained 49 cents to settle at $64 in transferring 13,129 units, Stanley Motta gained 42 cents after ending at $5.67 in switching ownership of 1,368 stocks. Sygnus Credit Investments fell 48 cents to $15.31, with 25,551 units changing hands, Sygnus Real Estate Finance rose 51 cents to $16.01 after trading 1,023 stock units.
In the preference segmentEppley 7.50% preference share shed 90 cents to close at $6 in an exchange of 7,500 shares.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

JSE USD market bucks negative trend by others

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The volume of shares trading on Thursday dropped 92 percent, with the value falling 96 percent lower than on Wednesday, at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market, resulting in more stocks rising than falling and the market bucking the trend of declines by the Main and Junior Markets.
Trading ended with five securities changing hands, compared to six on Wednesday, with three rising and two declining.
The JSE US Denominated Equities Index rose 1.30 points to end at 205.64. The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.1. The PE ratio uses earnings forecasts done by ICInsider.com for each company, with the financial year ending during the current year up to August 2022.
Overall, 350,075 shares traded for US$36,943, down from 4,522,403 units at US$973,267 on Wednesday.
Trading averaged 70,015 units at US$7,389, compared to 753,734 shares at US$162,211 on Wednesday and month to date, averages 442,953 shares at US$91,837November ended with an average of 79,766 units for US$10,928.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and none with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Capital USD share popped 0.6 of a cent to 6.6 US cents, with an exchange of 2,813 shares, Proven Investments increased 1 cent to 23 US cents after exchanging 12,576 stock units, Sterling Investments rose 0.08 of a cent in ending at 2.09 US cents after trading 2,000 stocks. Sygnus Credit Investments USD share lost 2.85 cents in closing at 10 US cents with 298,035 shares changing hands and Transjamaican Highway fell 0.02 of a cent to 0.87 US cents with 34,651 stocks crossing the market.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

JSE Main Market trading in the dumps

Investors engaged in a lacklustre trading session to start trading for the first day of the final month of 2021 resulted in an exchange of 27 percent fewer shares value 76 percent less than Tuesday. With a mere $32 million trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market and ended with declining stocks outnumbering those falling.
The All Jamaican Composite Index fell 1,704.80 points to 435,963.59, the JSE Main Index dived 2,729.98 points to 395,100.69 and the JSE Financial Index shed 1.43 points to end at 96.85.
Trading ended with 51 securities similar to Tuesday, with 16 rising, 20 declining and 15 left unchanged. The PE Ratio, a formula for computing appropriate stock values, averages 15.7. The PE ratios for the JSE Main and USD Market are based on earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending between the current year and August 2022.
Trading ended with 5,593,564 shares changing hands for $32,410,085 versus 7,613,507 units at $134,588,814 on Tuesday. Transjamaican Highway led trading with 27 percent of total volume with a transfer of 1.51 million shares, followed by Wigton Windfarm with 21.6 percent after 1.21 million units traded and QWI Investments 10.5 percent, with 587,611 units changing hands.
Trading averaged 109,678 units at $635,492 down from 149,284 shares at $2,638,996 on Tuesday.  November closed with an average of 233,949 units at $2,695,416.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 11 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments rose 30 cents to $90.70 with an exchange of 4,183 shares, Caribbean Cement declined $7.50 in closing at $85 after transferring 12,346 stock units, Caribbean Producers lost 25 cents to finish at $9.50, trading 514,534 units. Eppley Caribbean Property Fund rose $2 to $40 with 149 stocks crossing the market, First Rock Capital shed 38 cents to end at $10.62 in exchanging 5,572 stock units, Guardian Holdings dipped $1 to $539 with the swapping of 56 units. Jamaica Broilers declined $2.20 to $28.80 after trading 5,170 stock units, Jamaica Producers rallied 50 cents to $24.50 in trading 73,215 shares, Jamaica Stock Exchange declined $1.15 to close at $18 in switching ownership of 2,764 stocks. Kingston Wharves fell $5.50 to $38.50 with 33,093 stock units changing hands, Margaritaville rose $1 to $17 with a transfer of 1,766 shares, Mayberry Jamaican Equities lost 50 cents to end at $8 in an exchange of 238,187 units. Palace Amusement popped $18 to close at $975 in trading 14 shares, PanJam Investment declined $3.78 in closing at $69.98 with 8,512 stocks clearing the market, Sagicor Real Estate Fund gained 30 cents to finish at $8.30 with the swapping of 2,581 stock units. Scotia Group spiked 75 cents to end at $38.50 with 36,434 units crossing the market, Seprod popped 31 cents to $63.51 in switching ownership of 7,381 shares, Supreme Ventures rallied 49 cents in closing at $17.99 and trading 16,389 stocks. Sygnus Credit Investments popped 59 cents to $15.79 in transferring 60,631 stock units, Sygnus Real Estate Finance shed 51 cents to close at $15.50 in trading 2,224 units and Wisynco Group dipped 43 cents to $16.50 with the swapping of 80,624 stocks.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Big jump in JSE USD market

Trading ended on Tuesday, with a 1,034 percent surge in the volume of shares changing hands after a 2,082 percent jump in total funds passing through the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market than on Monday and resulted in more stocks rising than falling.
Trading ended with eight securities changing hands, versus nine on Monday with four rising, two declining and two ending unchanged. The JSE US Denominated Equities Index jumped 8.81 points to end at 205.52 to be up 10.3 percent for the year to date.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.2. The PE ratio uses earnings forecasts done by ICInsider.com for each company with the financial year ending during the current year up to August 2022.
Overall, 846,041 shares worth US$120,319 traded up from 74,628 units at US$5,514 on Monday. Trading averaged 105,755 units at US$15,040, compared to 8,292 shares at US$613 on the previous day and month to date an average of 79,766 shares at US$10,928 versus 78,291 units at US$10,695 on Monday. October ended with an average of 48,646 units for US$4,160.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows two stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and none with a lower offer.
At the close, Margaritaville declined 0.48 of one cent to 9 US cents in trading 1,200 shares, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy popped 3 cents to close at US$1.08 after exchanging one stock unit, Productive Business Solutions rose 3.45 cents to US$1.1615 trading 51 stocks. Proven Investments increased 0.15 of a cent to end at 23 US cents, with 500,827 units changing hands, Sygnus Credit Investments USD share finished unchanged at 12.85 US cents after exchanging 3,815 units, Sygnus Real Estate Finance USD share dropped 2 cents to 14 US cents with an exchange of 3,542 stocks and Transjamaican Highway gained 0.01 of a cent to close at 0.86 of one US cent in switching ownership of 335,655 shares.
In the preference segmentJMMB Group 6% closed at US$1.15, with 950 stock units crossing the market.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Solid gains end November for JSE Main Market

Market activity ended on Tuesday with robust gains for the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market. The All Jamaican Composite Index jumped by 4,559.46 points to 437,668.39, just over 7,000 points below the close for October. The JSE Main Index surged 5,036.25 points to 397,830.67 and the JSE Financial Index rose 1.80 points to 98.28. The volume of stocks trading slipped at the close on Tuesday with the market ending, with rising stocks exceeding those decliners 2 to 1.
A total of 51 securities traded compared to 59 on Monday, with 24 rising, 12 declining and 15 ending unchanged.
The PE Ratio, a formula for computing appropriate stock values, averages 15.8. The PE ratio for the JSE Main and USD Market quotes are based on earnings forecasted by ICInsider.com for companies with financial years ending between the current year and August 2022.
Trading on hauled out 7,613,507 shares for $134,588,814 in contrast to 10,513,011 units at $104,608,393 on Monday. Transjamaican Highway led trading with 21.2 percent of total volume after transferring 1.62 million shares, followed by Jamaica Broilers with 14.3 percent and 1.09 million units and Wigton Windfarm 10 percent with an exchange of 762,810 units.
Trading averaged 149,284 units at $2,638,996 versus 178,187 shares at $1,773,024 on Monday and month to date, an average of 233,949 units at $2,695,416, versus 237,936 units at $2,698,072 on Monday. October closed with an average of 251,350 units at $2,773,208.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 20 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close, Barita Investments dipped 30 cents in closing at $90.40 after 14,398 shares crossed the market, Berger Paints fell $1.10 to $13.60 in an exchange of 653 units, Caribbean Cement climbed $9.40 to $92.50 in switching ownership of 306,290 stock units. Jamaica Broilers rallied $2.30 to close at $31 in trading 1,091,303 stocks, Jamaica Producers advanced $1.74 to end at $24 with the swapping of 178,959 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange rose $1.65 to finish at $19.15 in trading 117,911 stock units. JMMB Group popped 35 cents to close at $38.40 with 102,208 shares changing hands, Margaritaville fell $5 in closing at $16 with one stock unit crossing the market, PanJam Investment popped $9.21 to $73.76 in an exchange of 823 units. Sagicor Group shed $2 to close at $53 in transferring 533,923 stock units and Scotia Group gained 30 cents in ending at $37.75 with 3,505 stocks changing hands, Supreme Ventures rallied 19 cents in closing at $17.50 in switching ownership of 195,825 shares and Wisynco Group increased 22 cents to $16.93 trading 123,466 units.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Broad based trading in JSE USD market

Trading on Monday, ended with the volume of shares changing hands declining 86 percent with a 95 percent lower than on Friday, at close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market, resulting in more stocks declining than rising.
Trading ended with nine securities changing hands, compared to five on Friday with prices of three rising, four declining and two ended unchanged. The JSE US Denominated Equities Index squeezed out a rise of 0.16 points to end at 196.71.
The PE Ratio, a measure used to compute appropriate stock values, averages 12.2. The PE ratio uses earnings forecasts carried out by ICInsider.com for each company, with the financial year ending for the current year up to August 2022.
Overall, 74,628 shares traded for US$5,514, down from 515,741 units at US$106,763 on Friday. Trading averaged 8,292 units at US$613, compared to 103,148 shares at US$21,353 on Friday and month to date averages 78,291 shares at US$10,695 versus 83,064 units at US$11,383 on Friday. October ended with an average of 48,646 units for US$4,160.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ended with the bid higher than the last selling price, while none closed with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Capital USD share climbed 0.39 of a cent to 6.59 US cents a 41, after trading 449 shares, Margaritaville popped 0.48 of one cent to end at 9.48 US cents in an exchange of 577 units, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy fell 3 cents to US$1.05 after trading 180 stocks. Proven Investments advanced 0.35 of a cent to 22.85 US cents trading 9,876 stock units, Sterling Investments lost 0.08 of a cent to close at 2.01 US cents, with 12,042 shares crossing the market, Sygnus Credit Investments USD share shed 0.14 of one cent to end at 12.85 US cents, with 666 stocks changing hands. Sygnus Real Estate Finance USD share finished at 16 US cents in exchanging 324 stock units and Transjamaican Highway dropped 0.01 of a cent in ending at 0.85 of a US cent in switching ownership of 9,487 units.
In the preference segmentEquityline Mortgage Investment preference share remained at US$1.90 in exchanging 27 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Main Market rally not on solid ground

Market activity ended on Monday with the volume of shares trading rising 37 percent and the value climbing 33 percent higher than on Friday on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market as rising stocks lagged those declining by a big margin of one to two.
The All Jamaican Composite Index rallied 643.07 points to settle at 433,108.93, the JSE Main Index advanced 1,574.06 points to 392,794.42 and the JSE Financial Index picked up 0.88 points to end at 96.48.
Trading ended with 59 securities, up from 50 on Friday, with 14 rising, 30 declining and 15 ending unchanged. The PE Ratio, a formula for computing appropriate stock values, averages 15.7. The PE ratio for the JSE Main and USD Market closing quotes are based on earnings forecasts computed by ICInsider.com for companies with financial years ending between the current year and August 2022.
Trading ended with 10,513,011 shares changing hands for $104,608,393 up from 7,647,903 units at $78,855,103 on Friday. Wigton Windfarm led trading with 32.7 percent of total volume with a transfer of 3.44 million shares, followed by Transjamaican Highway with 27.4 percent for 2.88 million units and JMMB Group 7 percent with 739,927 units changing hands.
Trading averages 178,187 units at $1,773,024, compared to 152,958 shares at $1,577,102 on Friday and month to date, an average of 237,936 units at $2,698,072, up from 241,379 units at $2,751,371 on Friday. October closed with an average of 251,350 units at $2,773,208.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows five stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments shed $1.44 to close at $90.70 with 7,999 stock units changing hands, Caribbean Cement declined $3.40 to $83.10, with 129,631 units clearing the market. Eppley Caribbean Property Fund advanced $4 to $38 in trading 98,020 stocks, Guardian Holdings spiked $20 to $540 with a transfer of 14 shares, Jamaica Broilers slipped 75 cents to end at $28.70 in exchanging 114,430 stock units. Jamaica Producers shed $1.69 to end at $22.26 with the swapping of 4,944 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange rallied 50 cents in closing at $17.50 with an exchange of 14,469 stocks, Mayberry Investments lost 45 cents to close at $7.55 with 66,400 stock units crossing the exchange. NCB Financial rose $1.64 to $120.94 in switching ownership of 49,909 stocks, 138 Student Living fell $1.58 in closing at $3.11 in exchanging 4,743 shares, Palace Amusement dropped $73 to $957 with 130 units crossing the market, PanJam Investment declined $8.45 to close at $64.55 in transferring 16,213 shares. Portland JSX spiked $1 in closing at $7.70 with the swapping of 797 stock units, Proven Investments lost 40 cents after ending at $33.40, with 2,064 stocks crossing the market, Sagicor Group popped $2.30 to end at $55 in an exchange of 486,386 units. Salada Foods dipped 40 cents to $6.50 with 19,775 shares changing hands, Scotia Group lost 52 cents to $37.45 in trading 27,687 units, Seprod shed 80 cents to end at $63.20 in switching ownership of 13 shares. Supreme Ventures fell 49 cents to $17.31 in an exchange of 8,575 stock units, Sygnus Credit Investments dipped 46 cents to close at $15.04 after clearing the market with 58,031 stocks and Wisynco Group lost 29 cents to $16.71 with 93,881 shares changing hands.
In the preference segment, Eppley 7.50% preference share rose 90 cents to end at $6.90 in trading 602 stock units and Productive Business Solutions 9.75% preference shares advanced $3 in closing at $104 with 17 units crossing the market.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Two changes to ICTOP10 listings

The two major Jamaica Stock Exchange markets meandered all week, closing the past week with the Junior Market rising moderately and the Main Market recovering 5,228 points of the more than 12,000 lost on the last two trading days in the previous week as prices of Caribbean Cement, NCB Financial and Scotia Group rose.
Against the above backdrop, there were few changes to the ICTOP10 stocks at the week’s close. Scotia Group jumped 9 percent to end at $37.97 for the week and gave way to Carreras to return to the Main Market TOP10 after a long absence, with the price at $8.10 and projected earnings at 80 cents. The Junior Market lost Medical Disposables with the price closing at $6.72, up 29 percent for the week, allowing General Accident came in to replace it with the price at $6.60 and just edging out Fontana, with both having similar potential gains of 97 percent.
Big TOP10 movers for the week are AMG Packaging lost 6 percent in closing at $2.25 from $2.40 last week, Caribbean Cream fell 4 percent to $5.60, Elite Diagnostic dropped 8 percent to $3.20, Caribbean Assurance Brokers rose 6 percent to $2.47 and Dolphin Cove rose 3 percent to land at $12.90 after it a 52 weeks’ high of $14 on Thursday, new coronavirus making the news seemed to have induced selling on Friday.  In the Main Market, Caribbean Producers jumped 15 percent to close at $10, up from $8.61 and Radio Jamaica gained 8 percent to $3.30.
The top three Main Market stocks are Guardian Holdings, Caribbean Producers and JMMB Group, projected to gain between 214 to 254 percent expected versus last weeks’ 212 to 283 percent.
The top three stocks in the Junior Market are AMG Packaging, followed by Caribbean Assurance Brokers and Access Financial Services. All three can gain between 150 and 211 percent, down from 154 percent and 207 percent previously.
There are many undervalued stocks in the market, with the average gains projected for the TOP 10 Junior Market stocks moved from 145 percent last week to 142percent and Main Market stocks moved from 163 percent to this week’s 159 percent.
The Junior Market closed the week with an average PE 14.5 based on ICInsider.com’s 2021-22 earnings and is currently well below the target of 20 and the March 2020 historical average of 17, based on 2020 earnings. The TOP 10 stocks trade at a PE of a mere 8.4, with a 42 percent discount to that market’s average PE.
The Junior Market can gain 38 percent to March next year, based on an average PE of 20 and 17 percent based on an average PE of 17. Ten stocks representing 25 percent of all Junior Market stocks with positive earnings are trading at or above this level, down from seven last week, indicating that many others will rise towards the 17 mark in the weeks ahead.
The average PE for the JSE Main Market is 16.1, which is 18 percent less than the PE of 19 at the end of March and 24 percent below the target of 20 to March 2022. The Main Market TOP 10 average PE is 8, representing a 50 percent discount to the market and well below the potential of 20. A total of 14 stocks or 30 percent of the market trade at or above a PE of 19, with most over 20, for an average PE of 25.5, suggesting that the accepted multiple could be around 25 times the current year’s earnings.
ICTOP10 focuses on likely yearly winners; accordingly, the list may or may not include the best companies in the market. 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 emotional attachments to stocks that often result in costly mistakes.
IC TOP10 stocks are likely to deliver the best returns up to March 2022 and ranked in order of potential gains, based on the possible increase for each company, considering the earnings and PE ratios 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 per share are ongoing, based on receipt of new information.

Persons who compiled this report may have an interest in securities commented on in this report.