Impressive gains for ICTOP10 stocks

ICTOP10 listed Jamaican Stock Exchange stock price surged to a 52 weeks’ high of $24 on Friday with a gain of 28 percent in the week as Caribbean Producers jumped 21 percent to $18.20, followed by a 12 percent gain in JMMB Group that closed the week at $51.89 after hitting a peak in the week of $61.24, on Tuesday, while Productive Business Solutions rose 12 percent to US$1.19.
In the Junior Market, Stationery and Office Supplies rose 12 percent to $7.88. Jetcon Corporation recovered lost grounds with a rise of 11 percent to end at $1.10, following knee-jerk reaction by investors to an article in one of the local newspapers in the previous week. Elite Diagnostic plunged 14 percent to $2.57 as a major shareholder sold a portion of their holdings. Caribbean Cream dropped 7 percent to $4.76 and Caribbean Assurance lost 6 percent to land at $2.25.
This stock is in limited supply and replaced Caribbean Producers in the TOP10. Coming into the Junior Market ICTOP10 is tTech that slipped in price and came in at the expense of General Accident. The latter will be a big beneficiary of the hike in interest rates on its $4.5 billion investment and cash funds.
Scotia Group is’s new stock for the future that comes into the Main Market ICTOP10 at number 9, with projected earnings of $4.47 per share as the group generates increasing income from the sharp hike BOJ induced hike in interest rates on investments.
Transjamaican Highway, an ICTOP10 listing in the previous week, closed out this past week with a rise to an all-time high of $1.78 before closing at $1.70 for the week.
The average PE for the JSE Main Market TOP 10 is 6.2, well below the market average of 14.8, while the Junior Market PE for the Top 10 is at 5.4 versus the market at 12.9. The Junior Market TOP10 is projected to gain an average of 289 percent to May 2023 and the Main Market 192 percent.
ICTOP10 focuses on likely yearly winners; accordingly, the list may or may not include the best companies in the market. 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 shares that often result in costly mistakes.
IC TOP10 stocks are likely to deliver the best returns up to the end of May 2023. They are 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 are ongoing, based on receipt of new information.

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