Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) Weekly Analysis 14 September, 2020


Top gainers of last week were:  BYCO, UBL, ENGRO, HUBCO, HASCOL, HBL, JLICL, KOHC, SYS, and NATF.

Top losers of last week were:  PPL, LUCK, Nestle, EFERT, OGDC, IDYM, PIOC, MEBL, COLG, and MLCF.

Top Volume Leaders of last week were: PIBTL, HASCOL, PTC, POWER, and KEL. 

The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) market index was supported by prominent performance of heavy-weights banks and Cements. KSE-100 index closed on 42,531 by gaining 508 points or 1.21 %. While KSE-30 index closed on 18,071 by gaining 152 points or 0.85 %. 

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

  • E&P sector found its place on the other end of the spectrum (down 2.5%WoW) as international oil price trended downwards (down 6.0%WoW) with Saudi Arabia planning to sell at lower rates in Oct 2020
  • Cabinet ratifying CCoP’s decision to offload 7% and 10% shares of OGDC and PPL respectively, only to be partially resurrected by large gas discovery in Kalat (over 1tcf) by Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL)
  • Unimpressive financial results in the cement and exploration and production sectors dragged them down while a drop in global crude oil prices triggered sell-off in oil sector stocks
  • Average traded value stood at PkR30.2bn in the outgoing week, similar to previous week
  • Amongst other sectors, Refineries were +15.8%WoW followed by Insurance (+6.3%WoW) and Techs (+6.0%WoW) while Vanaspati, Chemicals and Auto parts manufacturers lost 2.9%, 2.8% and 2.7% respectively
  • Progress on FATF with NA and Senate taking up more bills
  • Various developments relating to addressing power sector structural issues
  • IMF asking Pakistan to increase gas, electricity prices
  • Foreign investors offloaded stocks worth $4.40 million compared to a net sale of $10.03m the previous week. Major outflow was witnessed in exploration and production of $1.15m and fertiliser $1.01m
  • On the local front, buying was reported by individuals of shares valued at $22.84m, followed by mutual funds $8.50m
  • Increase in State Bank of Pakistan’s foreign exchange reserves by $95m to $12.81bn
  • KIA Lucky Motors announced operation of its plant on double shift starting January 2021 to keep up with the rising demand for Sportage and Picanto

Following are few BUY recommendations:

Attock Cement Ltd. (ACPL) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 175.27

Target Price: PKR 180.0

Attock Petroleum (APL) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 352.34

Target Price: PKR 378.8

Bank Al-Falah (BAFL) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 36.25

Target Price: PKR  51.00

Bank of Punjab (BOP) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 10.06

Target Price: PKR 13.90

Engro Fertilizer (EFERT) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 62.08

Target Price: PKR 73.0

ENGRO Corporation (ENGRO) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 312.23

Target Price: PKR 331.10

Fatima Fertilizer (FATIMA) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 31.51

Target Price: PKR 35.75

Fauji Fertilizer Bin Qasim (FFBL) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 20.48

Target Price: PKR 24.4

Fauji Fertilizer Company (FFC) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 109.50

Target Price: PKR 130.0

Feroze1888 Mills Ltd. (FML) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 106.51

Target Price: PKR 112.4

Gul Ahmed Textile Mills (GATM) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 39.48

Target Price: PKR 47.8

Habib Bank Limited (HBL) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 135.70

Target Price: PKR 154.40

Habib Metropolitan Bank (HMB) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 35.57

Target Price: PKR 45.70

HUB Power Co. (HUBCO) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 85.23

Target Price: PKR 101.05

ICI Pakistan Ltd. (ICI) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 734.86

Target Price: PKR 870.0

Kot Addu Power Co. (KAPCO) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 30.55

Target Price: PKR 46.8

Lotte Chemical Pak Ltd. (LOTCHEM) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 13.49

Target Price: PKR 14.1

Muslim Commercial Bank (MCB) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR   178.15

Target Price: PKR 211.00

Meezan Bank Limited (MEBL) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR   85.09

Target Price: PKR 100.00

National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 41.23

Target Price: PKR 45.60

Nishat Chunian Limited (NCL) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 40.94

Target Price: PKR 47.5

Nishat Chunian Power Limited (NCPL) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 15.00

Target Price: PKR 27.0

Nishat Mills (NML) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 107.50

Target Price: PKR 134.8

Nishat Power Limited (NPL) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 23.12

Target Price: PKR 31.1

Oil & Gas Development Co. (OGDC) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 109.40

Target Price: PKR 156.9

Pakistan Oil Limited (POL) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 423.30

Target Price: PKR 563.0

Pakistan Petroleum (PPL) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 100.44

Target Price: PKR 118.3

Pakistan State Oil (PSO) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 203.47

Target Price: PKR 214.62

United Bank Limited (UBL) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 129.29

Target Price: PKR 138.68

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Written by: Rana Khuram

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