Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) Weekly Analysis 15 March, 2020


Top gainers of last week were:  PIOC, CHCC, NCL, PAEL, SEARLE, and INDU.

Top losers of last week were: PPL, HBL, POL, BOP, MEBL, APL, FCCL, and ENGRO.

Top Volume Leaders of last week:  MLCF, FCCL, BOP, KEL, and HASCOL.

The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) market index underwent gyrations largely from a trifecta of risks, including the opening salvo in global crude price war (Brent/Arab Light falling ~30%, recovering ~6%) initiated by Saudi Arabia following the breakdown of OPEC+ talks, spread of COVID-19 (flagged by the WHO as a global pandemic) and US$ jumping 3.2% against the PkR. The benchmark KSE-100 Index closed at 36,061 levels by losing 2159 points or 5.65%. While KSE-30 index closed 16,017 by losing 1368 points or 7.87 %.

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

  • Prices for crude oil tumbled as much as 23% after Saudi Arabia launched a price war with Russia, sending already jittery investors fleeing for the safety of bonds and the yen
  • The Chief of Army Staff on Thursday urged all concerned parties to gear up preparations to counter the coronavirus, a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that the situation with regard to COVID-19 and the preventive measures taken by the Pakistan Army were discussed
  • Investors were also cautiously optimistic over expectations of a cut in interest rate, keeping in view decline in inflation
  • Participation ticked up as average volumes increased 9% week-on-week to 264 million while average value traded jumped 25% to $81 million
  • Foreign selling continued this week clocking-in at $23 million compared to a net sell of $16.7 million last week. Selling was witnessed in cements ($8.2 million) and exploration & production ($6.2 million)
  • On the domestic front, major buying was reported by insurance companies ($25.2 million) and banks/DFIS ($6 million)
  • Pakistan's Forex Reserves increased by USD 35.60 Million or 0.19% and the total liquid foreign reserves held by the country stood at USD 18,904.60 Million on Mar 06, 2020
  • The sale of cars in the country has increased from 10,095 units in January 2020 to 10,345 units in February this year, showing an increase of 2.47 percent
  • SBP data indicated that foreign investors have divested US$972mn from their investments in the government securities including Market Treasury Bills (T-Bills) during FY20 where cumulative divestment from T-bills during the first eleven days of March’20 stood at US$625mn 
  • The World Health Organization on Wednesday declared the novel coronavirus outbreak a pandemic adding that the virus has found a foothold on every continent except for Antarctica
  • The Lahore High Court has ruled that the financial institutions are not required to obtain a decree from banking court to sell mortgaged properties for recovering defaulted loans

Following are few BUY recommendations:

Allied Bank Ltd. (ABL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 87.72
Target Price: PKR 120.7

Attock Cement Ltd. (ACPL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 110.83
Target Price: PKR 142.6

Askari Bank (AKBL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 17.78
Target Price: PKR 28.4

Attock Petroleum (APL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 307.62
Target Price: PKR 433.0

Amreli Steels Limited (ASTL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 34.49
Target Price: PKR 49.0

Bank Al-Habib (BAHL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 66.20
Target Price: PKR  85.30

Bank Al-Falah (BAFL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 43.02
Target Price: PKR  60.1

Bank of Punjab (BOP) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 10.10
Target Price: PKR 15.8

Engro Fertilizer (EFERT) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 59.52
Target Price: PKR 73.0

Engro Corporations (ENGRO) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 289.62
Target Price: PKR 331.10

Fatima Fertilizer (FATIMA) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 24.04
Target Price: PKR 35.75

Fauji Fertilizer Bin Qasim (FFBL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 15.93
Target Price: PKR 24.4

Fauji Fertilizer Company (FFC) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 95.31
Target Price: PKR 130.0

Feroze 1888 Mills Ltd. (FML) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 95.44
Target Price: PKR 133.9

Habib Bank Limited (HBL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 139.32
Target Price: PKR 197.9

Habib Metropolitan Bank (HMB) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 36.34
Target Price: PKR 47.19

HUB Power Co. (HUBCO) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 82.60
Target Price: PKR 101.05

ICI Pakistan Limited (ICI) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 663.49
Target Price: PKR 769.0

Interloop Limited (ILP) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 51.51
Target Price: PKR 67.7

Indus Motors (INDU) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 1,053.13
Target Price: PKR 1,426.6

Kot Addu Power Co. (KAPCO) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 20.30
Target Price: PKR 46.8

Lotte Chemical Pak Ltd. (LOTCHEM) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 11.72
Target Price: PKR 23.0

Mari Petroleum Ltd. (MARI) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR   1,142.79
Target Price: PKR 1,501.8

Muslim Commercial Bank (MCB) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR   181.39
Target Price: PKR 224

Meezan Bank Limited (MEBL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 82.95
Target Price: PKR 115.80

Millat Tractors Limited (MTL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 631.96
Target Price: PKR 756.5

National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 31.53
Target Price: PKR 54.3

Nishat Chunian Limited (NCL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 41.49
Target Price: PKR 47.5

Nishat Chunian Power Limited (NCPL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 13.50
Target Price: PKR 32.1

Nishat Mills (NML) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 97.34
Target Price: PKR 134.8

Nishat Power Limited (NPL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 20.53
Target Price: PKR 37.5

Oil & Gas Development Co. (OGDC) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 104.18
Target Price: PKR 190

Pakistan Oilfields (POL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 289.81
Target Price: PKR 489

Pakistan Petroleum (PPL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 93.97
Target Price: PKR 171.9

Pakistan State Oil (PSO) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 158.49
Target Price: PKR 262.7

United Bank Limited (UBL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 141.83
Target Price: PKR 209.4

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Written by: Rana Khuram

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