Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) Weekly Analysis 30 December, 2018


Top gainers of last week were: FATIMA, FFC, APL, ABL, FABL, ABOT, MEBL, SHEL and KAPCO.

Top losers of last week were: BAFL, UBL, ENGRO, LUCK, OGDC, PPL, FCCL, DGKC, and EFOODS .

Top Volume Leaders of last week:  BOP, LOTCHEM, KEL, BAFL, and PAEL.

The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) market index declined because of the emerging political instability and economic slowdown. KSE-100 index closed on 37,167 by losing 1084 points, while KSE-30 index closed on 17,274 by losing 785 points.

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

  • The political front kept noise higher during the week as the joint investigation team (JIT) submitted its report to the Supreme Court on fake account case
  • The accountability court announced its verdict against Nawaz Shareef’s Al Aziziah reference case thereby imposing seven years imprisonment
  • In fake accounts case Asif Ali Zardari was placed on the ECL
  • Average daily traded volume improved by 5% WoW to 110mn
  • Foreign selling stood at USD1.1mn for the week while domestic mutual funds also offloaded shares worth USD6.2mn
  • The Banks, Power, Cement and Chemical sectors were the volume leaders
  • All sectors witnessed a selling pressure. The Banks, Cements, Refinery, E&P and Fertilizers were the negative contributors and declined the Index by 672 points
  • Net-selling from Insurance (US$2.19mn) that has been providing key support to the market in recent times, followed by Mutual Funds (US$6.2mn) while their selling was mainly absorbed by Banks (US$4.57mn)
  • Across the board selling was witnessed in the market with Cement (down 4.5%), Oil & Gas (down 3.8% where volatility in international oil prices also played a part), and followed by Banks (down 3.1%) 
  • Chinese bank to loan USD 262 mn for Thar coal power project
  • NESPAK has secured a short-term assignment of the Diamer Basha Dam project through competitive bidding
  • SNGPL to get Rs 26 bn to supply gas to export oriented industry
  • IMF puts Pakistan in a tight spot. The IMF has asked Pakistan to ensure primary surplus on budget deficit to move ahead with the program
  • Government releases Rs184.6b for development projects
  • K-Electric acquisition: Shanghai Electric receives nine-month extension
  • FIA raided the head office of Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) and taken the record pertaining to a bank 

Following are few BUY recommendations:

Allied Bank Limited (ABL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 106.95
Target Price: PKR 121

Attock Cement Ltd. (ACPL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 115.26
Target Price: PKR 140.6

Askari Bank (AKBL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 23.89
Target Price: PKR 28.4

Attock Petroleum (APL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 430.13
Target Price: PKR 530.3

Amreli Steels Limited (ASTL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 47.59
Target Price: PKR 92.0

Bank Al-Falah (BAFL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 42.33
Target Price: PKR 69.6

Bank of Punjab (BOP) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 12.40
Target Price: PKR 18.3

Cherat Cement Co. Ltd. (CHCC) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 68.17
Target Price: PKR 96

D.G. Khan Cement Co. (DGKC) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 81.77
Target Price: PKR 122

Engro Corporation (ENGRO) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 298.01
Target Price: PKR 348.84

Engro Fertilizer (EFERT) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 69.77
Target Price: PKR 90.3

Fatima Fertilizer (FATIMA) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 36.55
Target Price: PKR 45.1

Fauji Fertilizer Bin Qasim Ltd. (FFBL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 37.57
Target Price: PKR 48.10

Fauji Fertilizer Co. (FFC) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 91.97
Target Price: PKR 111.4

Gharibwal Cement Ltd (GWLC) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 15.70
Target Price: PKR 36

Hascol Petroleum (HASCOL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 150.95
Target Price: PKR 317.69

Habib Bank Limited (HBL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 120.25
Target Price: PKR 170

Honda Atlas Cars (HCAR) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 171.57
Target Price: PKR 206

HUB Power Co. (HUBCO) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 85.87
Target Price: PKR 136.9

Indus Motors (INDU) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 1,181.25
Target Price: PKR 1,426.6

Kot Addu Power Co. (KAPCO) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 49.52
Target Price: PKR 64

Kohat Cement Company (KOHC) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 84.31
Target Price: PKR 111

Lotte Chemical Pak Ltd. (LOTCHEM) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 17.01
Target Price: PKR 25.3

Lucky Cement (LUCK) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 455.56
Target Price: PKR 605.8

Mari Petroleum Ltd. (MARI) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR   1246.86
Target Price: PKR  1,983.6

Muslim Commercial Bank (MCB) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR   189.38
Target Price: PKR 231.4

Maple Leaf Cement (MLCF) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 41.52
Target Price: PKR 56.6

Millat Tractors Limited (MTL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 872.59
Target Price: PKR  1,017

National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 42.57
Target Price: PKR 57.74

Nishat Mills (NML) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 130.47
Target Price: PKR 167.5

Oil & Gas Development Co. (OGDC) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 127.72
Target Price: PKR 193

Pak Elecktron Limited (PAEL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 24.73
Target Price: PKR 51.70

Pioneer Cement Limited (PIOC) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 43.04
Target Price: PKR 60

Pakistan Oilfields (POL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 415.24
Target Price: PKR 657

Pakistan Petroleum (PPL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 147.75
Target Price: PKR 239

Pak Suzuki Motors (PSMC) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 174.99
Target Price: PKR 346

Pakistan State Oil (PSO) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 228.15
Target Price: PKR 399.08

Sui Northern Gas Pipeline (SNGP) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 76.98
Target Price: PKR 96.2

United Bank Limited (UBL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 128.26
Target Price: PKR 173.9

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Written by: Rana Khuram

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