Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) Weekly Analysis 6 May, 2018


Top gainers of last week were: BOP, ASTL, FHAM, CSAP, MARI, SHFA, FCCL, DGKC, EFERT and ISL.

Top losers of last week were: FATIMA, PICT, UNITY, ARPL, HBL, PIBTL, UBL, BWCL, NRL and PIOC.

Top Volume Leaders of last week: BOP, UNITY, BAFL, EPCL, FCCL, PAEL, TRG, KEL, PIBTL, and DGKC.

The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) market index added another bearish session in the week and lost more than 1000pts in a single week. KSE-100 index has closed on 44,537 by losing -1006 points or -2.21 %. While KSE-30 index has closed on 21,849 by losing -560 points or -2.50%.

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

  • Banking stocks emerged as top most decliner and eroded 458 points from index during the week due to continuation of super tax in FY19 budget, where HBL lost 7.5% in outgoing week, followed by UBL (7%) and MCB (2%)
  • Banking names drained value as the Super Tax was extended in the recently announced budget with a gradual phase out over the next four against wider expectations of an immediate relief. While foreign selling in Financials also hammered the sector, especially in index heavy HBL and UBL
  • Among small scrips, Lotte Chemicals (LOTCHEM) gained 7% during the week owing to increasing international PTA‐PX margins
  • Foreigners were net buyer during the week amounting to US$0.6mn vs. net selling of US$2.8mn last week. On the other hand, amongst local investors companies were net buyers of US$6.4mn whereas insurance were net seller of US$4.3mn
  • A three member bench of the Supreme Court (SC) headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan has ruled that Bahria Town Karachi cannot sell plots in Karachi
  • Secretary Power Division Yousuf Naseem Khokhar has reportedly accused Karachi Electric (KE) of "staging drama" of electricity crisis in Karachi to get a favourable decision from Nepra on tariff reconsideration petition at the cost of citizens of Karachi 
  • Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) has filed a petition with Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) for determination of estimated revenue requirement (ERR) for financial year 2018‐19
  • Total FX reserves rising to US$17.71bn (up 3.4% WoW), reversing its 19-weeks long declining trend
  • Average consumer price inflation rising to 3.7%YoY in Apr’18 due to increase in prices of oil and utility tariffs during the month
  • ECP finalizing the new delimitations of national and provincial constituencies after conclusion of objections
  • Raising increasing the prices of diesel and petrol by PkR2.31 andPkR1.70 per litre
  • With verdicts of accountability court against Sharif’s family approaching close (due next week – May 11’18), the broader market is expected to remain range-bound, with investors likely to stay on side-lines
  • Oil & Gas sector is expected to remain in limelight as US President takes a decision next week on Iran’s Nuclear deal, where re-imposition of sanctions could spark intl. oil prices
  • Consumer price inflation ticks up to 3.7 percent in April
  • ADB raises concern over CPEC’s debt burden on finances
  • Atlas Honda (ATLH) has announced more than Rs1.7bn in investment to expand its production capacity amidst growing demand of two-wheelers in the country

Following are few BUY recommendations:

Allied Bank Limited (ABL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 100
Target Price: PKR 122

Attock Cement (ACPL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 176
Target Price: PKR 261

Adamjee Insurance (AICL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 56.49
Target Price: PKR 83

Attock Petroleum (APL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 614
Target Price: PKR 745.14

Amreli Steels Limited (ASTL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 83.91
Target Price: PKR 128

Cherat Cement (CHCC) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 124
Target Price: PKR 153

Dera Ghazi Khan Cement (DGKC) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 142.77
Target Price: PKR 194

ENGRO Corporation (ENGRO) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 307
Target Price: PKR 348.84

Fatima Fertilizer (FATIMA) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 30.25
Target Price: PKR 45.1

Fauji Cement Company Limited (FCCL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 28.19
Target Price: PKR 39

Fauji Fert. Bin Qasim Limited (FFBL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 42
Target Price: PKR 48.10

Gharibwal Cement Ltd (GWLC) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 24.28
Target Price: PKR 58

General Tyre & Rubber (GTYR) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 172.97
Target Price: PKR 231

Habib Bank Limited (HBL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 181.75
Target Price: PKR 248

Honda Cars (HCAR) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 479
Target Price: PKR 707

Habib Metro (HMB) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 47
Target Price: PKR 50

Hi-Tech Lubricant (HTL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 96.34
Target Price: PKR 116

Current Price: PKR 102
Target Price: PKR 138.7

Indus Motors (INDU) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 1,774.73     
Target Price: PKR 2,069

Kohat Cement (KOHC) – BUY
Current Price: PKR 144
Target Price: PKR 248

Lalpir Power (LPL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 20
Target Price: PKR 30

Lucky Cement (LUCK) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 649.06
Target Price: PKR 827

MARI Petroleum (MARI) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 1,550
Target Price: PKR 2,040 

Muslim Commercial Bank (MCB) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR   205.76
Target Price: PKR 252

Maple Leaf Cement (MLCF) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 67.99
Target Price: PKR 107

National Foods (NATF) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 334
Target Price: PKR 413

National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 49.88
Target Price: PKR 74

Nishat Chunian (NCL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 51.76
Target Price: PKR 69

Nishat Chunian Power (NCPL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 29
Target Price: PKR 50

Nishat Power (NPL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 31.51
Target Price: PKR 51

Oil & Gas Development Co. (OGDC) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 164
Target Price: PKR 193

Pioneer Cement Limited (PIOC) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 59.76
Target Price: PKR 109

Pakgen Power (PKGP) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 20
Target Price: PKR 34

Power Cement (POWER) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 9.31
Target Price: PKR 16

Pakistan Petroleum (PPL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 209.75
Target Price: PKR 239

Pak Suzuki Motors (PSMC) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 484.81
Target Price: PKR 620

Pakistan State Oil (PSO) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 334
Target Price: PKR 392

United Bank Limited (UBL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 186.10
Target Price: PKR 238

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Written by: Rana Khuram

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