Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) Weekly Analysis 27 May, 2020


Top gainers of last week were: PPL, OGDC, POL, NESTLE, ICI, IDYM, JDWS, EFUG, HCAR, and INDU.

Top losers of last week were: UBL, MCB, BOP, BAFL, DGKC, MLCF, FFC, MEBL, ENGRO, LUCK, SHEL, CHCC, JLICL, and FCCL.

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

The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) market index retreated to the red zone as chronic economic worries fuelled by the Covid-19 pandemic. The benchmark KSE-100 Index closed at 33,837 levels by losing 171 points or 0.50 per cent. While KSE-30 index closed on 14,748 by losing 156 points or 1.05 percent.

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

  • SBP slashing its policy rate by additional 1%, bringing the cumulative easing to 525bps over the past two months
  • Supreme Court ordering the provincial governments to open all shopping malls without any hindrance or obstruction while requiring strict adherence to standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • The oil sector posted gains owing to a spike in global crude prices during the day. Brent crude was trading at $36.51 per barrel while the US West Texas Intermediate crude was priced at $34
  • Financial sector stocks recorded losses as Moody’s rating agency had put five Pakistani banks under watch for possible ratings downgrade
  • Traded value stood at $36 million, down 15% and volumes came in at 147 million shares, down 11%
  • Technology stocks posted the highest volumes with trading in 34.2 shares, followed by oil and gas marketing companies (19.6 million) and cement firms (18.1 million)
  • Trading volumes decreased to 147.2 million shares compared with Wednesday’s tally of 165.1 million. The value of shares traded during the day was Rs5.9 billion
  • A buying spree was also seen in pharmaceutical stocks as investors pinned hopes on a possible discovery of coronavirus cure. As a result, the pharmaceutical sector remained entirely in the green
  • Participation slowed as average volumes were down 6% week-on-week to 205.5 million, while average value traded increased 18% to $47.5 million
  • Budget to be unveiled on June 12
  • Moody’s puts banks on review amid govt’s weakening support capacity
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved $300 million loan to boost Pakistan’s Covid-19 response
  • National Account Committee (NAC) estimating real GDP growth for FY20 at negative 0.38%YoY, with all sub groups barring agriculture likely to witness declines
  • The government raising ~PkR200bn via Sukuk issue at a comparatively low rate of return of 6M KIBOR minus 10bps (vs. last issuance at 6M KIBOR plus 80bps) through competitive bidding at the PSX
  • Moody’s Investors Service placing on review for downgrade both local and foreign currency deposits highlighting the government’s weakening capacity to support banks in case of need

Following are few BUY recommendations:

Allied Bank Ltd. (ABL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 72.11
Target Price: PKR 88.90

Attock Petroleum (APL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 271.71
Target Price: PKR 394.40

Amreli Steels Limited (ASTL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 34.70
Target Price: PKR 49.00

Bank Al-Habib (BAHL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 51.02
Target Price: PKR  65.00

Bank Al-Falah (BAFL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 29.38
Target Price: PKR  38.0

Bank of Punjab (BOP) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 8.70
Target Price: PKR 13.90

DG Khan Cement (DGKC) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 81.11
Target Price: PKR 106.85

ENGRO Corporation (ENGRO) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 298.73
Target Price: PKR 331.10

Fatima Fertilizer (FATIMA) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 27.02
Target Price: PKR 35.75

Fauji Fertilizer Bin Qasim (FFBL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 17.01
Target Price: PKR 24.4

Fauji Fertilizer Company (FFC) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 108.76
Target Price: PKR 130.0

Gul Ahmad Textile Limited (GATM) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 26.74
Target Price: PKR 47.48

Habib Bank Limited (HBL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 97.30
Target Price: PKR 154.40

Habib Metropolitan Bank (HMB) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 28.50
Target Price: PKR 45.70

HUB Power Co. (HUBCO) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 77.53
Target Price: PKR 101.05

Indus Motors (INDU) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 981.06
Target Price: PKR 1,259

Kot Addu Power Co. (KAPCO) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 22.93
Target Price: PKR 31.22

Lucky Cement (LUCK) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 452.57
Target Price: PKR 555.32

Muslim Commercial Bank (MCB) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR   148.97
Target Price: PKR 185.40

Meezan Bank Limited (MEBL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR   58.82
Target Price: PKR 124.60

Maple Leaf Cement (MLCF) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR   25.51
Target Price: PKR 38.27

National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 26.81
Target Price: PKR 45.60

Nishat Chunian Limited (NCL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 30.79
Target Price: PKR 47.5

Nishat Mills (NML) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 70.63
Target Price: PKR 134.8

Oil & Gas Development Co. (OGDC) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 112.91
Target Price: PKR 190

Pakistan Oilfields (POL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 323.11
Target Price: PKR 379.00

Pakistan Petroleum (PPL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 93.99
Target Price: PKR 143.40

Pakistan State Oil (PSO) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 161.23
Target Price: PKR 203.50

United Bank Limited (UBL) – BUY 
Current Price: PKR 98.98
Target Price: PKR 167.20

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Written by: Rana Khuram

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