Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) Weekly Analysis 7 September, 2020


Top gainers of last week were:  SYS, HASCOL, COLG, MLCF, and MARI.

The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) market index Bulls dominate as PSX shoots past 42,000. KSE-100 index closed on 42,023 by gaining 967 points or 2.4%. 

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

  • The bullish rally continued to grip the stock market on Tuesday as the inflation rate eased to 8.2% in August - the lowest in three months - and helped the index surpass the 41,300-mark
  • The rally became stronger as the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) once again won the title of being the best Asian stock market and became the fourth best-performing market across the world in 2020
  • Pakistan’s stock market (has become) the best performer in Asia and the fourth best-performing stock market in the world
  • Average volumes shot up by a massive 70% to settle at 745 million shares, while average value traded jumped 37% to clock-in at $139 million
  • In terms of sectors, positive contributions came from cement (up 194 points), oil and gas marketing companies (114 points), fertiliser (103 points), chemical (83 points) and textile composite (82 points)
  • Negative contributions came from automobile assembler (down 23 points) and power generation & distribution (13 points)
  • Foreign selling continued this week clocking-in at $10 million compared to a net sell of $0.8 million last week. Selling was witnessed in commercial banks ($5.2 million) and cement ($2.6 million)
  • On the domestic front, major buying was reported by individuals ($15.4 million) and mutual funds ($8.6 million)
  • ECC approved hike in K-Electric tariff
  • Prices of petroleum products remained unchanged
  • Finalisation of Pakistan Steel Mill privatisation plan
  • Allowing hiring of financial advisers for Pakistan Petroleum’s divestment and forex reserves held by the central bank stood at $12.7 billion
  • Oil sales in August witnessed a jump of 21pc
  • Prime Minister Imran Khan has cooled down industrialists regarding the boiling issue of gas infrastructure development cess (GIDC) by assuring them ‘he is working to resolve the issue.’
  • The Weekly Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI) for the Combined Group increased by 0.80% during the week ended Sep 03, 2020 while the SPI increased by 9.47% compared to the corresponding period from last year

Following are few BUY recommendations:

Attock Cement Ltd. (ACPL) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 165.49

Target Price: PKR 180.0

Attock Petroleum (APL) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 359.92

Target Price: PKR 378.8

Bank Al-Falah (BAFL) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 35.81

Target Price: PKR  51.00

Bank of Punjab (BOP) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 9.99

Target Price: PKR 13.90

Engro Fertilizer (EFERT) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 66.20

Target Price: PKR 73.0

ENGRO Corporation (ENGRO) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 301.53

Target Price: PKR 331.10

Fatima Fertilizer (FATIMA) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 28.51

Target Price: PKR 35.75

Fauji Fertilizer Bin Qasim (FFBL) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 21.21

Target Price: PKR 24.4

Fauji Fertilizer Company (FFC) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 108.80

Target Price: PKR 130.0

Feroze1888 Mills Ltd. (FML) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 106.45

Target Price: PKR 112.4

Gul Ahmed Textile Mills (GATM) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 40.56

Target Price: PKR 47.8

Habib Bank Limited (HBL) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 133.32

Target Price: PKR 154.40

Habib Metropolitan Bank (HMB) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 35.01

Target Price: PKR 45.70

HUB Power Co. (HUBCO) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 82.07

Target Price: PKR 101.05

ICI Pakistan Ltd. (ICI) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 753.57

Target Price: PKR 870.0

Kot Addu Power Co. (KAPCO) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 30.93

Target Price: PKR 46.8

Kohat Cement Company (KOHC) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 180.37

Target Price: PKR 174.9

Lucky Cement (LUCK) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 614.44

Target Price: PKR 635.85

Lotte Chemical Pak Ltd. (LOTCHEM) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 13.90

Target Price: PKR 14.1

Muslim Commercial Bank (MCB) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR   172.61

Target Price: PKR 211.00

Meezan Bank Limited (MEBL) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR   90.87

Target Price: PKR 100.00

National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 40.09

Target Price: PKR 45.60

Nishat Chunian Limited (NCL) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 41.88

Target Price: PKR 47.5

Nishat Chunian Power Limited (NCPL) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 14.92

Target Price: PKR 27.0

Nishat Mills (NML) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 110.06

Target Price: PKR 134.8

Nishat Power Limited (NPL) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 23.90

Target Price: PKR 31.1

Oil & Gas Development Co. (OGDC) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 113.25

Target Price: PKR 156.9

Pakistan Oil Limited (POL) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 427.87

Target Price: PKR 563.0

Pakistan Petroleum (PPL) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 101.18

Target Price: PKR 118.3

Pakistan State Oil (PSO) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 195.17

Target Price: PKR 214.62

United Bank Limited (UBL) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 125.40

Target Price: PKR 128.7

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Written by: Rana Khuram

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