Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) Weekly Analysis 19 January, 2019


Top gainers of last week were: PPL, PSMC, NCL, EFOODS, FFC, ENGRO, OGDC, HCAR, FFBL, PAKT, and TRG.

Top losers of last week were: APL, PIOC, MARI, POL, CHCC, BAHL, DOL, SEARL, MTL, and DGKC.

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

The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) market index closed in the green this week, for the third consecutive week. KSE-100 index closed on 39,307 by gaining 258 points or 0.66 %, while KSE-30 index closed on 18,757 by gaining 142 points or 0.76 %.

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

  • The visit of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince put stamp on a US$6bn package for Pakistan including a US$3bn deferred oil facility which caused an adrenaline rush as the market increased
  • Upward movement in oil, WTI increased by ~8.7% during the week, provided support to the oil stocks
  • The PTI-led government deciding to slap additional taxes for the purpose of achieving import compression and enhance revenue base
  • Government notifying ban on import of furnace oil asking refineries to enter into contracts with IPPs for furnace oil sales
  • Trading volumes for the week increased by 29.7%WoW as market activity was led by Mutual funds (net buy US$6.72mn) where insurance companies continued to offload their equity portfolio (net sell US$3.12mn)
  • The government is planning to introduce a mini-budget in a bid to meet the revenue requirement likely to be announced in the latter part of next week
  • The average daily traded volumes for the week were 140mn, up 18% WoW and average daily traded value for the week was US$46mn, up 12% WoW
  • Millat Tractors Ltd (MTL) in a notice to the exchange announced it has extended its current plant shutdown for another week. Production shall resume from Monday, 21 January 2019
  • The Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP), with the approval of the federal government, announced up to 15% hike in the prices of medicines, apart from life-saving drugs
  • Moody’s said Pakistan’s ability to refinance its foreign debt and fund its growing deficits is at stake given low foreign exchange reserves and gross borrowing requirements
  • Remittances from overseas Pakistanis jumped 10% to US$10.72bn during the first six months of this fiscal year as compared to US$9.744bn in same period last year, reported the State Bank of Pakistan
  • Gas supplies to industrial, fertilizer and power sectors was restored after the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited teams repaired damaged portion of the 36 inch diameter pipeline at Bhong, near Sadiqabad (Rahim Yar Khan), about 650km away
  • More than RS9bn have so far been collected for construction of dams with 13% being foreign currency component having been transmitted by overseas Pakistanis

Following are few BUY recommendations:

Allied Bank Limited (ABL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 108.0
Target Price: PKR 118.5

Attock Cement Ltd. (ACPL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 111.6
Target Price: PKR 140.6

Askari Bank (AKBL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 23.7
Target Price: PKR 28.4

Attock Petroleum (APL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 4 35.8
Target Price: PKR 479.57

Amreli Steels Limited (ASTL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 48.31
Target Price: PKR 80.0

Bank Al-Falah (BAFL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 47.4
Target Price: PKR  60.1

Bank of Punjab (BOP) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 12.8
Target Price: PKR 18.3

Cherat Cement Co. Ltd. (CHCC) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 68.83
Target Price: PKR 96

D.G. Khan Cement Co. (DGKC) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 82.11
Target Price: PKR 105.00

Engro Corporation (ENGRO) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 327.81
Target Price: PKR 348.84

Engro Fertilizer (EFERT) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 74.9
Target Price: PKR 91.0

Fatima Fertilizer (FATIMA) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 34.88
Target Price: PKR 45.1

Fauji Fertilizer Bin Qasim Ltd. (FFBL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 42.86
Target Price: PKR 43.5

Fauji Fertilizer Co. (FFC) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 104.99
Target Price: PKR 111.4

Gharibwal Cement Ltd (GWLC) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 16.58
Target Price: PKR 25

Hascol Petroleum (HASCOL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 153.18
Target Price: PKR 234.57

Habib Bank Limited (HBL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 134.1
Target Price: PKR 143.25

HUB Power Co. (HUBCO) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 89.34
Target Price: PKR 136.9

Indus Motors (INDU) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 1,189.80
Target Price: PKR 1,426.6

Kot Addu Power Co. (KAPCO) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 49.0
Target Price: PKR 64

Kohat Cement Company (KOHC) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 84.3
Target Price: PKR 111

Lotte Chemical Pak Ltd. (LOTCHEM) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 16.9
Target Price: PKR 25.3

Lucky Cement (LUCK) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 463.44
Target Price: PKR 605.8

Mari Petroleum Ltd. (MARI) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR   1,325.1
Target Price: PKR  1,983.6

Muslim Commercial Bank (MCB) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR   195.79
Target Price: PKR 224.73

Maple Leaf Cement (MLCF) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 43.24
Target Price: PKR 56.6

Millat Tractors Limited (MTL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 751.8
Target Price: PKR  1,017

National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 46.27
Target Price: PKR 66.51

Nishat Chunian Limited (NCL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 54.8
Target Price: PKR 67.7

Nishat Chunian Power Limited (NCPL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 22.0
Target Price: PKR 27.8

Nishat Mills (NML) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 138.3
Target Price: PKR 158

Nishat Power Limited (NPL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 25.9
Target Price: PKR 32.5

Oil & Gas Development Co. (OGDC) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 145.15
Target Price: PKR 190

Pioneer Cement Limited (PIOC) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 44.21
Target Price: PKR 60

Pakistan Oilfields (POL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 468.6
Target Price: PKR 593.0

Pakistan Petroleum (PPL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 178.05
Target Price: PKR 208

Pak Suzuki Motors (PSMC) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 198.43
Target Price: PKR 244.87

Pakistan State Oil (PSO) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 235.16
Target Price: PKR 298.00

Sui Northern Gas Pipeline (SNGP) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 84.31
Target Price: PKR 96.2

United Bank Limited (UBL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 139.28
Target Price: PKR 154.60

Thank you very much for reading this article.

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Written by: Rana Khuram

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