Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) Weekly Analysis 18 Mar, 2018


Top gainers of last week were: IBFL, SHEL, PAEL, PAKT, BOP, PIBTL, COLG, SNGP, BAFL and BNWM.

Top losers of last week were: MTL, JSCL, AICL, POML, MUREB, HMB, EFERT, FFBL, CHCC and BAHL.

Top Volume Leaders of last week: PAEL, TRG, BOP, FCCL, EFERT, KEL, PIBTL, SSGL, FABL, and DGKC.

The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) market index closed almost flattish during the week. KSE-100 index has closed on 43,363 by gaining 352 points or 0.82 % while KSE-30 index has closed on 21,551  by losing 60 or 0.28 %.

According to experts of, following news have played vital role in Karachi Stock Market index movement:

  • With the results season almost over and there being no real triggers in the market, investment activity remained low, as volumes remained thin
  • The government did, however, announce of a gas price hike of 5-7% in the preceding week to help curtail losses in the sector. The price hike is expected to generate additional revenues of PKR18bn. This ignited interest in the sector, as SNGPL (3.21%) and SSGC (1.90%) were both among the top gainers during the week 
  • Automobile sales numbers were also released by PAMA during the week, which showed a 23% increase Y/Y
  • Byco Petroleum Pakistan Limited, while re-commissioning its oil refinery, has announced that it will set up two more refineries to capitalise on domestic demand for petroleum products
  • Fauji Fertilizer Company Limited (FFC) and Hub Power Company Limited (Hubco) signed an agreement to set up a 330-megawatt local coal-based power project in Thar
  • Forex reserves fall to USD18.24bn
  • Chemical sector bagged investors participation throughout the week and attained top position on volume leaders chart with cumulative volume of 209mn shares due to improving margins of companies
  • Participation in broader market increased by 15% WoW, while traded value fell by 9% as hefty trading activity was witnessed in small cap index
  • Among sectors, commercial banks contributed 57 points to the index gain followed by OMCs 33 points and Tobbaco 29 points
  • Commerce division revealing that the country’s exports during Feb’18 grew by 16% YoY to reach at US$1.9bn, while imports inched up 8.43%YoY to US$4.8bn
  • OGRA granting provisional or construction licenses to 15 new oil marketing companies (mostly local) to build storage infrastructure across the country
  • IMF’s calls for privatization of PSM and PIA
  • Hint by Miftah Ismail over potential relief package for stock market in the upcoming budget

Following are few BUY recommendations:

Allied Bank Limited (ABL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 92.91
Target Price: PKR 122

Attock Cement (ACPL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 189.4
Target Price: PKR 261

Adamjee Insurance (AICL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 53.38
Target Price: PKR 83

Attock Petroleum (APL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 570
Target Price: PKR 745.14

Amreli Steels Limited (ASTL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 93.9
Target Price: PKR 128

Bank Al-Falah (BAFL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 49
Target Price: PKR 55

Bank Al-Habib (BAHL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 69         
Target Price: PKR 75

Cherat Cement (CHCC) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 130
Target Price: PKR 153

Dera Ghazi Khan Cement (DGKC) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 146.7
Target Price: PKR 194

ENGRO Corporation (ENGRO) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 295.05
Target Price: PKR 348.84

ENGRO Fertilizer Limited (EFERT) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 67.36
Target Price: PKR 79.94

Fatima Fertilizer (FATIMA) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 31.15
Target Price: PKR 45.1

Fauji Cement Company Limited (FCCL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 27.3
Target Price: PKR 36

Fauji Fert. Bin Qasim Limited (FFBL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 35.67
Target Price: PKR 48.10

Gharibwal Cement Ltd (GWLC) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 25.74
Target Price: PKR 58

General Tyre & Rubber (GTYR) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 188.87
Target Price: PKR 231

Hascol Petroleum (HASCOL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 262.56
Target Price: PKR 317.69

Habib Bank Limited (HBL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 204.7
Target Price: PKR 248

Honda Cars (HCAR) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 487.8
Target Price: PKR 707

Habib Metro (HMB) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 38.99
Target Price: PKR 50

Hi-Tech Lubricant (HTL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 103.41
Target Price: PKR 116

Current Price: PKR 97
Target Price: PKR 138.7

Indus Motors (INDU) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 1,726.9
Target Price: PKR 2,069

Kohat Cement (KOHC) – BUY
Current Price: PKR 155.8
Target Price: PKR 248

Lalpir Power (LPL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 20.8
Target Price: PKR 30

Lucky Cement (LUCK) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 633.3
Target Price: PKR 827

MARI Petroleum (MARI) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 1,418
Target Price: PKR 2040 

Muslim Commercial Bank (MCB) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 209.5       
Target Price: PKR 252

Maple Leaf Cement (MLCF) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 71.9
Target Price: PKR 107

National Foods (NATF) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 299
Target Price: PKR 413

National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 47.93
Target Price: PKR 74

Nishat Chunian (NCL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 47.66
Target Price: PKR 69

Nishat Chunian Power (NCPL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 29.60
Target Price: PKR 50

Nishat Power (NPL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 32.50
Target Price: PKR 51

Oil & Gas Development Co. (OGDC) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 164.1
Target Price: PKR 193

Pioneer Cement Limited (PIOC) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 70.5
Target Price: PKR 109

Pakgen Power (PKGP) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 20.53
Target Price: PKR 34

Pakistan Oilfields (POL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 618.92 
Target Price: PKR 714

Power Cement (POWER) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 9.26
Target Price: PKR 16

Pakistan Petroleum (PPL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 201.3
Target Price: PKR 239

Pak Suzuki Motors (PSMC) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 491.92
Target Price: PKR 620

Pakistan State Oil (PSO) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 293.8
Target Price: PKR 392

United Bank Limited (UBL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 189.1       
Target Price: PKR 238

Thank you very much for reading this article.

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Written by: Rana Khuram

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