Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) Weekly Analysis 19 January, 2020


Top gainers of last week were:  PSMC, MEBL, HBL, BOP, CHCC, THALL, BYCO, FML, and HMB.

Top losers of last week were:  OGDC, HUBCO, DAWH, INDU, FFBL, KEL, HASCOL, PAKT, EPCL, COLG, and POL.

Top Volume Leaders of last week were:  BOP, TRG, MLCF, SMBL, KEL, and UNITY.

The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) market index trading remained choppy for most of the sessions in the outgoing week. The KSE-100 ended the week only 39 points or 0.1% down at 43,168 points. While KSE-30 index closed on 19,997 by losing -31 points or -0.15%.

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

  • An announcement by Fitch Ratings, which maintained Pakistan’s rating at ‘B-‘ with a stable outlook, helped the index recover
  • Concerns over rising inflation kept the sentiment weak
  • The dismal auto data released this week also dented sentiments as auto stocks bore the brunt
  • PTI allies are one by one showing disapproval of government policies, which is hinting at a crisis in the making that forced investors to be safe rather than sorry
  • With the investors remaining on the sidelines, average volumes dropped 19% week-on-week 246 million, while average value traded declined 38% to $49 million
  • Foreign buying continued this week clocking-in at $2.8 million compared to a net buy of $7 million last week 
  • Buying was witnessed in E&Ps ($1.4 million) and fertiliser ($1.3 million). On the domestic front, major selling was reported by insurance companies ($2.8 million) and individuals ($2.2 million)
  • In terms of sectors, positive contributions came from commercial banks (109 points), automobile parts and accessories (29 points), automobile assembler (20 points), refinery (20 points), and textile weaving (12 points)
  • Hyundai-Nishat began truck production
  • Government approved 121 gas schemes
  • International tender floated for auction for 18 new blocks
  • Car sales plunged by 43.2% during first half of 2019-20
  • Foreign reserves with the SBP increased by $82.3 million to $11.58 billion
  • The SECP to relax major condition under IPO regulations
  • Car sales plunged by 43.2% during First Half 2019-20
  • SBP imposes penalty on five banks
  • Remittances during Dec’19 increasing 19.89% YoY and 15%MoM to US$2.01bn
  • Foreign direct investment (FDI) jumping 68.3% to $1.34bn during 1HFY20
  • Goods transporters calling off strike after talks with Sindh, federal govts with an agreement on implementation of axle load regime

Following are few BUY recommendations:

Allied Bank (ABL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 99.2
Target Price: PKR 120.7

Attock Cement Ltd. (ACPL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 104.4
Target Price: PKR 142.6

Askari Bank (AKBL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 21.1
Target Price: PKR 26.4

Attock Petroleum (APL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 385.79
Target Price: PKR 434.0

Amreli Steel Limited (ASTL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 36.53
Target Price: PKR 49.0

Bank Al-Habib (BAHL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 81.82
Target Price: PKR  97.64

Bank Al-Falah (BAFL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 52.27
Target Price: PKR  60.3

Bank of Punjab (BOP) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 13.90
Target Price: PKR 14.8

Engro Fertilizer (EFERT) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 75.3
Target Price: PKR 83.8

Fatima Fertilizer (FATIMA) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 27.25
Target Price: PKR 35.75

Fauji Fertilizer Bin Qasim (FFBL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 20.01
Target Price: PKR 31.34

Fauji Fertilizer Company (FFC) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 103.00
Target Price: PKR 116.45

Feroze1888 Mills Ltd (FML) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 102.2
Target Price: PKR 137.4

Gharibwal Cement Ltd (GWLC) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 12.96
Target Price: PKR 25

Habib Bank Limited (HBL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 170.83
Target Price: PKR 200.39

Habib Metropolitan Bank (HMB) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 42.00
Target Price: PKR 47.19

HUB Power Co. (HUBCO) – BUY
Current Price: PKR 101.08
Target Price: PKR 160.83

Interloop Ltd. (ILP) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 57.8
Target Price: PKR 67.7

Indus Motors (INDU) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 1,046.20
Target Price: PKR 1,452.06

Kot Addu Power Co. (KAPCO) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 29.71
Target Price: PKR 41.93

Kohat Cement Co. (KOHC) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 80.0
Target Price: PKR 106.6

Lotte Chemical Pak Ltd. (LOTCHEM) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 14.7
Target Price: PKR 20.0

Lucky Cement (LUCK) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 489.16
Target Price: PKR 516.54

Mari Petroleum Ltd. (MARI) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 1,365.2
Target Price: PKR 1,501.8

Muslim Commercial Bank Limited (MCB) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 222.3
Target Price: PKR 263.7

National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 44.21
Target Price: PKR 66.51

Nishat Chunian Limited (NCL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 45.49
Target Price: PKR 60.53

Nishat Chunian Power Limited (NCPL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 18.3
Target Price: PKR 29.0

Nishat Mills (NML) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 112.01
Target Price: PKR 125.3

Nishat Power Limited (NPL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 26.5
Target Price: PKR 33.3

Oil & Gas Development Co. (OGDC) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 150.25
Target Price: PKR 190

Pakistan Oilfields Ltd. (POL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 457.9
Target Price: PKR 489.0

Pakistan Petroleum (PPL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 148.80
Target Price: PKR 186.7

Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Ltd. (SNGP) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 81.9
Target Price: PKR 111.1

United Bank Limited (UBL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 180.83
Target Price: PKR 204.72

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Written by: Rana Khuram

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