Lumber out AMG now in ICTOP10

The Jamaican stock markets continued to bounce around in the past week, with both markets closing lower than the previous week, with Barita Investments APO draining funds and attention from secondary market trading, the absence of any other significant price moving news and Bank of Jamaica’s tightening of the financial market.

AMG Packaging back in ICTOP10

Against this background, there was little movement in and out of the ICTOP10 listings this past week, but AMG Packaging joined the Junior Market ICTOP 10 even as the price rose 21 percent from $1.66 last week to $2.01 this week.
After returning to the Junior Market ICTOP10 last week, Lumber Depot gave way this past week to AMG, with earnings projected at 25 cents for the year ending August 2022. If all goes well, the warehouse expansion could improve the company’s fortunes and that of shareholders.
Elsewhere, in the Junior Market, Stationery and Office Supplies pulled back to $5.76 from $6.60 at the end of the prior week. Access Financial fell to $18.75 from $21.49 last week, General Accident fell from $5.54 last week to $5.15, Medical Disposables slipped from $4.94 to $4.46, Caribbean Assurance fell from $1.80 to $1.66 and Caribbean Cream moved up to $6.60, from $6.05 last week.
In the Main Market, Carib Producers rose from $4.40 to $4.65, JMMB Group popped from $35.74 to $38.95, Guardian Holdings dropped $590 to $581 and Grace Kennedy slipped from $100 to $99.19, Radio Jamaica rose from $3.58 to $3.80 and Sygnus Credit Investments declined from $16 to $15.75.
The top three Main Market stocks are Berger Paints, followed by Guardian Holdings and JMMB Group, with expected gains of 208 to 263 percent for the three, versus last weeks’ 212 to 257 percent.
The top three stocks in the Junior Market are Elite Diagnostic, followed by Medical Disposables and General Accident. All three have the potential to gain between 250 percent and 307 percent, up from 224 percent and 291 percent last week.
This past week, the average gains projected for the TOP 10 Junior Market stocks moved from 197 percent to 214 percent and Main Market stocks moved from 173 percent to 166 percent.
The Junior Market closed the week with an average PE 12.1 based on’s 2021-22 earnings and currently trades well below the target of 20 and the historical average of 17 for March this year based on 2020 earnings. The TOP 10 stocks trade at a PE of 6.5, with a 54 percent discount to that market’s PE. The overall Junior Market can gain 65 percent to March next year, based on an average PE of 20 and 40 percent based on an average PE of 17.
The JSE Main Market ended the week at an average PE of 15.5, some distance from 19 in March, this suggests a possible 23 percent rise for the market at a PE of 19 and 29 percent at a PE of 20, to March 2022.The Main Market TOP 10 trades at a PE of 7.6, with a 50 percent discount to the PE of that market, well off the potential of 20.
ICTOP10 is a selection of stocks that are more likely to be the great winners within fifteen months and not necessarily the best in the market. ranks stocks to separate the big winners from the rest, allowing investors to focus on potentially huge gains, helping to keep out an emotional attachment 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, based on 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.

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