Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) Weekly Analysis 12 May, 2019


Top gainers of last week were:  ENGRO, BAFL, HBL, PAEL, MEBL, BIPLS, SASNL, DKL, ILTM and DFSM.

Top losers of last week were: PSMC, HASCOL, MLCF, ASTL, and KEL.

Top Volume Leaders of last week:  KEL, MLCF, SNGP, BOP, UNITY, PPVC, CPAL, MTL, GRYL, and DWTM.

The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) market index closed its sixth consecutive week on negative note. KSE-100 index closed on 34,717 by losing -1406 points or - 3.89 %, while KSE-30 index closed on 16,387 by losing -690 points or - 4.05 %.

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

  • Concerns of further interest rate hikes, depreciation of the PKR and fiscal consolidation measures (revision in energy prices, withdrawal of subsidies/tax concessions etc) kept the investment sentiment negative
  • Average traded volume were down by 30% to 73mn shares due to less trading hours amid Ramadan
  • Foreigners remained net buyers of US$9.5mn. While on local front mutual funds and insurance companies were net seller of US$10mn and US$3.86mn respectively
  • ICI Pakistan announced commissioning of its Master batches Plant
  • Asia Steel announced commissioning its Galvanizing Line (CGL) after completion of trial operations
  • The reserves held by the SBP rose by US$179mn to US$8.984bn due to official inflows
  • The country’s economic growth rate has slowed down to 3.3%, the lowest in nine years in the first year of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government, which missed its targets set for all major sectors of the economy
  • The Federal Government has finally appointed Shabbar Zaidi Chairman Federal Board of Revenue (FBR)/Secretary Revenue Division for two years through a separate summary moved to the cabinet "through circulation" on pro-bono basis, mainly to dispense the condition of advertisement and fear of contempt of court 
  • The finance division formally announced Dr Reza Baqir of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has been appointed governor of the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) to serve for a three-year term
  • Government of Pakistan increased General Sales Tax (GST) and Petroleum Development Levy (PDL) rates for different products for May 2019
  • Based on news report, plans to announce the federal budget on May 22, according to a communication received at the tax bureaucracy last week have been delayed to June 11
  • Provisional GDP growth data shows that the economy is growing at a subdued 3.3 per cent growth rate, significantly short of 6.2pc growth target for the year 2018-19
  • Total foreign exchange reserves jumped by $230 million to $15.972 billion during the week ended on May 3
  • Coal-fired power project’s receivables swell to $150mln

Following are few BUY recommendations:

Attock Cement Ltd. (ACPL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 86.0
Target Price: PKR 142.6

Askari Bank (AKBL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 20.0
Target Price: PKR 28.4

Attock Petroleum (APL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 327.11
Target Price: PKR 479.57

Amreli Steels Limited (ASTL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 26.63
Target Price: PKR 58.0

Bank Al-Habib (BAHL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 79.91
Target Price: PKR  97.64

Bank Al-Falah (BAFL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 44.55
Target Price: PKR  60.1

Bank of Punjab (BOP) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 11.7
Target Price: PKR 18.3

Cherat Cement Co Limited (CHCC) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 40.25
Target Price: PKR 71.00

D.G. Khan Cement Co. (DGKC) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 72
Target Price: PKR 105

Engro Fertilizer (EFERT) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 65.23
Target Price: PKR 91.0

Engro Foods (EFOODS) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 54.08
Target Price: PKR 80.87

Engro Corporations (ENGRO) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 266.09
Target Price: PKR 359.6

Engro Polymer & Chemical (EPCL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 25.7
Target Price: PKR 46.3

Fauji Fertilizer Bin Qasim (FFBL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 25.03
Target Price: PKR 35.73

Fauji Cement Company (FCCL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 17.3
Target Price: PKR 25.3

Gharibwal Cement Ltd (GWLC) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 11.24
Target Price: PKR 25

Hascol Petroleum (HASCOL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 78.12
Target Price: PKR 234.57

Habib Bank Limited (HBL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 123.81
Target Price: PKR 143.25

HUB Power Co. (HUBCO) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 70.02
Target Price: PKR 101.05

Indus Motors (INDU) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 1,230
Target Price: PKR 1,426.6

Kot Addu Power Co. (KAPCO) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 39.0
Target Price: PKR 61.4

Kohat Cement Company (KOHC) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 63.7
Target Price: PKR 111

Lotte Chemical Pak Ltd. (LOTCHEM) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 15.0
Target Price: PKR 25.3

Lucky Cement (LUCK) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 384.62
Target Price: PKR 605.8

Mari Petroleum Ltd. (MARI) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR   986.0
Target Price: PKR 1,983.6

Muslim Commercial Bank (MCB) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR   179.54
Target Price: PKR 224

Meezan Bank Limited (MEBL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 94.03
Target Price: PKR 115.80

Maple Leaf Cement (MLCF) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 24.29
Target Price: PKR 56.6

Millat Tractors Limited (MTL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 882.3
Target Price: PKR 1,017

National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 38.86
Target Price: PKR 66.51

Nishat Chunian Limited (NCL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 42.46
Target Price: PKR 55.00

Nishat Chunian Power Limited (NCPL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 16.4
Target Price: PKR 27.8

Nishat Mills (NML) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 114.70
Target Price: PKR 158.00

Nishat Power Limited (NPL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 23.3
Target Price: PKR 32.5

Oil & Gas Development Co. (OGDC) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 136.14
Target Price: PKR 190

Pak Elecktron Ltd (PAEL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 22.7
Target Price: PKR 28.20

Pioneer Cement Limited (PIOC) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 23.61
Target Price: PKR 46.0

Pakistan Oilfields (POL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 385.2
Target Price: PKR 593.0

Pakistan Petroleum (PPL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 156.38
Target Price: PKR 208

Pakistan State Oil (PSO) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 174.68
Target Price: PKR 298.00

Sui Northern Gas Pipeline (SNGP) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 69.8
Target Price: PKR 96.2

United Bank Limited (UBL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 145.37
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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