CPJ jumps to top ICTOP10 Main Market

In a week when markets closed lower, there were two changes to the IC top 10 lists, with Jetcon Corporation and Lasco Manufacturing falling out and Iron Rock Insurance and Paramount Trading returning as Caribbean Producers surged to the top of the Main Market ICTOP10, following the release of record full year results, with earnings of 6.8 US cents per share or approximately J$1.05, with a projection off J$2.75 for the fiscal year ending June 2023.
Price changes in both markets were relatively small, with Jetcon Corporation gaining 4 percent to close the week at $1.10, while Caribbean Cream declined 6 percent to $4.06 and Dolphin Cove fell by 4 percent to $13. In the Main Market, Sygnus Credit Investments lost 5 percent to end at $13.40, the only noticeable change.
At the end of the week, the average PE for the JSE Main Market TOP10 is 6.2, well below the market average of 13.4. At the same time, the Junior Market Top 10 PE sits at 5.6 versus the market at 12.7, an important indicator of the level of undervaluation of the ICTOP10 stocks. The Junior Market is projected to rise by 263 percent, and the Main Market TOP10 projected to gain an average of 250 percent by May 2023.
The Junior Market has 14 stocks representing a third of the market, with PEs from 16 to 37, averaging 21 compared with the above-average market. The top half of the market has an average PE of 18. This data shows the extent of potential gains that the TOP 10 stocks possess. The situation in the main market is similar, with the 15 highest valued stocks priced at a PE of 15 to 80, with an average of 25 and 21 excluding the highest valued one and 18 for the top half excluding the highest valued stock.
Currently, the Junior Market reflects a positive positioning and is poised to move higher in the weeks ahead. The recent negative clouds that hang over the main markets seem to be lifting, with the market index slowly bouncing off recent lows.
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, resulting in weekly movements in and out of the lists. Revisions to gains are ongoing, based on receipt of new information.

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