Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) Weekly Analysis 12 April, 2020


Top gainers of last week were:  OGDC, BAFL, HUBCO, FFC, ABOT, PIOC, CHCC and DGKC.

Top losers of last week were: JDWS, ANL, THALL, PSMC, and HCAR.

Volume leaders of last week were: HASCOL, MLCF, UNITY, KEL, and PIOC.

The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) market index took investors on a roller-coaster ride. The benchmark KSE-100 Index closed at 32,033 levels by gaining 411 points or 1.3 %. While KSE-30 index closed on 14,205 by gaining 190 points.

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

  • The tally of COVID-19 cases crossed 1.5 million globally with more than 94,000 casualties; however, the sentimental impact of the virus on capital markets seemed to fade as the rate of increase in new cases diminished
  • Trading began on a positive note on Monday morning as market participants lauded the announcement of a relief package worth Rs100 billion for the construction sector by Prime Minister Imran Khan at close of the previous week
  • A downward revision of Pakistan’s projected GDP growth by the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank, caused the market to nosedive over 1,000 points
  • The market recovered partially during the next session after crude oil prices soared in hopes of an agreement of significant cut in oil production by OPEC+ followed by possibility of an energy sukuk issuance
  • The bourse turned bearish mid-week as news emerged that the third tranche of International Monetary Fund (IMF) $6 billion bailout package worth $450 million may be delayed
  • Aiding the decline at the bourse, Mexico expressed disagreement over reduction in oil production by OPEC+ which caused oil prices to crash impacting the oil scrips
  • The stock market rallied as IMF announced commitment to lend $1.4 billion to Pakistan in the coming week under the Rapid Financing Instrument to help improve the country’s financial condition and aid in combating the economic impact of the coronavirus
  • The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) granted a five-month grace period to Pakistan to submit its performance report on the remaining benchmarks
  • Oil price crash in the world markets lent support as investors anticipated a cut in the prices of oil products
  • The outgoing week also saw the exploration and production sector outperform the benchmark index by 2.2% as it rose on anticipation of positive results from the meeting of major oil producing nations
  • Following prime minister’s announcement, the cement sector saw a positive movement which persisted for the rest of the week
  • Investor participation remained subdued as traded volume declined by 18% week-on-week to 186 million shares while value traded per day declined by 8% week-on-week to $42 million
  • Sector-wise positive contributions came from oil and gas exploration companies (132 points), cement (78 points), fertiliser (71 points), insurance (70 points) and power generation and distribution (37 points)
  • Sector-wise negative contribution came from automobile parts and accessories (20 points), tobacco (13 points) and textile composite (13 points)
  • Foreign selling persisted with outflow of $16.2 million in the outgoing week. Those related to selling in the stocks of commercial banks in the sum of $5.9m and cement $2.1m. On the domestic front, major buying was reported by individuals amounting to $9.4m and insurance companies $4.0m
  • The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) announced plans to issue Market Treasury Bills (MTB), Pakistan Investment Bonds (PIB) and Ijara Sukuk (GIS) worth Rs. 3.005 trillion during April – June 2020
  • The government announced Ramazan package worth 2.5 billion rupees for the provision of essential commodities to the masses at reduced rates through the Utility Stores Corporation during the holy month
  • Pakistan pledged three million US dollars towards SAARC COVID-19 Emergency Fund to support regional efforts in the fight against Coronavirus
  • SNGPL allows payment of bill in installments
  • K-Electric defers payment of March bills by a month
  • DRAP allows local manufacturing of chloroquine active ingredient
  • Capital market outflows jump to $3.27bn
  • State Bank allows one-year moratorium on refinancing schemes’ loans

Following are few BUY recommendations:

Allied Bank Ltd. (ABL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 84.4
Target Price: PKR 120.7

Attock Cement Ltd. (ACPL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 110.5
Target Price: PKR 142.6

Askari Bank (AKBL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 15.1
Target Price: PKR 28.4

Attock Petroleum (APL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 261.2
Target Price: PKR 433.0

Amreli Steels Limited (ASTL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 31.4
Target Price: PKR 49.0

Bank Al-Habib (BAHL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 57.06
Target Price: PKR  85.30

Bank Al-Falah (BAFL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 39.1
Target Price: PKR  60.1

Bank of Punjab (BOP) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 8.6
Target Price: PKR 15.8

Engro Fertilizer (EFERT) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 55.9
Target Price: PKR 73.0

Engro Corporations (ENGRO) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 279.2
Target Price: PKR 331.10

Fatima Fertilizer (FATIMA) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 23.26
Target Price: PKR 35.75

Fauji Fertilizer Bin Qasim (FFBL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 14.4
Target Price: PKR 24.4

Fauji Fertilizer Company (FFC) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 95.7
Target Price: PKR 130.0

Feroze 1888 Mills Ltd. (FML) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 77.7
Target Price: PKR 133.9

Habib Bank Limited (HBL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 109.1
Target Price: PKR 197.9

Habib Metropolitan Bank (HMB) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 29.98
Target Price: PKR 47.19

HUB Power Co. (HUBCO) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 78.8
Target Price: PKR 101.05

ICI Pakistan Limited (ICI) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 610.0
Target Price: PKR 769.0

Interloop Limited (ILP) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 40.1
Target Price: PKR 67.7

Indus Motors (INDU) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 748.6
Target Price: PKR 1,426.6

Kot Addu Power Co. (KAPCO) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 21.2
Target Price: PKR 46.8

Lotte Chemical Pak Ltd. (LOTCHEM) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 10.6
Target Price: PKR 23.0

Lucky Cement (LUCK) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 412.7
Target Price: PKR 555.32

Mari Petroleum Ltd. (MARI) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR   1,050.38
Target Price: PKR 1,501.8

Muslim Commercial Bank (MCB) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR   154.5
Target Price: PKR 224

Meezan Bank Limited (MEBL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 66.22
Target Price: PKR 115.80

Millat Tractors Limited (MTL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 614.9
Target Price: PKR 756.5

National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 28.9
Target Price: PKR 54.3

Nishat Chunian Limited (NCL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 31.8
Target Price: PKR 47.5

Nishat Chunian Power Limited (NCPL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 13.0
Target Price: PKR 32.1

Nishat Mills (NML) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 66.6
Target Price: PKR 134.8

Nishat Power Limited (NPL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 21.0
Target Price: PKR 37.5

Oil & Gas Development Co. (OGDC) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 94.7
Target Price: PKR 190

Pakistan Oilfields (POL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 295.7
Target Price: PKR 489

Pakistan Petroleum (PPL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 86.5
Target Price: PKR 171.9

Pak Suzuki Motors (PSMC) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 139.23
Target Price: PKR 216.60

Pakistan State Oil (PSO) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 141.3
Target Price: PKR 262.7

United Bank Limited (UBL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 111.4
Target Price: PKR 209.4

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Written by: Rana Khuram

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