Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) Weekly Analysis 26 October, 2020


Volume leaders of last week were: UNITY, PIBTL, HASCOL, MLCF, PRL, and FFL. 

Top gainers of last week were: UNITY, ATRL, CHCC, MLCF, ENGRO, BAHL, LUCK, EFERT, MEBL, BAHL, HUBC and HCAR.

Top losers of last week were: GATU, PPL, ABOT, EPCL, NML, and OGDC. 

The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) market index the week began as well as ended on a positive note on account of improving external situation and PKR stability, which smoothened cost pressures for import reliant sectors. KSE-100 index closed on 41,266 by gaining 1102 points or 2.74 %. While KSE-30 index closed on 17,381 by gaining 446 points or 2.64%. 

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

  • The FATF decided to keep the country on grey list until February 2021 as the watchdog found that Pakistan had successfully complied with 21 out of 27 points of action
  • Long consumer cyclicals (Cements, Autos, Edible Oils) as an improving external situation and PkR stability eases cost pressures for import reliant sectors
  • Earnings outperformance for the latest reported period (4QFY21/3QCY20) for Banks and Fertilizers, where resumption of payouts for Banks was a notable catalyst
  • Pakistan posted US$73mn current account surplus in Sept’20 compared to US$211mn in Aug’20, where on a cumulative 1QFY21 basis current account surplus of U$792m was achieved against a deficit of $1.5 billion recorded in 1QFY20
  • The ECC approved supply of RLNG till the end of Nov’20, ensuring the supply of RLNG to fulfill the requirements of two fertilizer plants namely Agritech and Fatima Fertilizer
  • Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has fixed the maximum retail prices (MPR) of 253 drugs on the basis of its packing sizes with certain other conditions
  • Govt. has agreed to give tax concessions to Pakistan’s big retailers in return for their commitment to documenting their businesses
  • Major companies reporting earnings over the coming week include NBP, PSO, FFBL, MCB and PAEL, amongst others, likely to keep volumes buoyant
  • The ECC approved supply of RLNG till the end of November 2020
  • Figures released by NCCPL showed that foreign investors sold USD 6.87 million worth of stocks during the week with foreign corporates doing the bulk of selling @ USD 9.61 million
  • On the local front, Mutual Funds purchased USD 7.61 million worth of stocks, followed by USD 4.7 million worth of stocks bought by companies
  • Other significant transactions included USD 7.7 million worth of stocks sold by Banks/DFIs
  • Despite stable oil prices in the international market, bears dominated the oil sector due to the ongoing corporate result announcements
  • Sectors contributing to the performance included cement (+92 points), insurance (+20 points), fertiliser (+13 points), banks (-31 points), exploration and production (-18 points) and power (-11 points)
  • Among major result announcements were Maple Leaf Cement (+3.5%) and DG Khan Cement (+1.4%)
  • Maple Leaf Cement recorded earnings per share (EPS) of Rs0.51 for Jul-Sept 2020 compared to loss per share of Rs1.41 in the corresponding quarter of last year, which was above market expectations
  • DG Khan Cement reported consolidated 1QFY21 loss per share of Rs0.67 versus loss per share of Rs3.30 in the same period of last year
  • Trading volumes fell to 354.4 million shares compared with Thursday’s tally of 500.1 million. The value of shares traded during the day was Rs15.6 billion
  • The share issue of Agha Steel Industries consisted of 120 million ordinary shares or 20.83% of the total post-IPO paid-up capital of the company

Following are few BUY recommendations:

Attock Cement Ltd. (ACPL) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 162.04

Target Price: PKR 180.0

Attock Petroleum (APL) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 342.07

Target Price: PKR 378.8

Amreli Steels Ltd. (ASTL) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 43.52

Target Price: PKR 56.00

Bank Al-Falah (BAFL) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 33.27

Target Price: PKR  51.00

Bank of Punjab (BOP) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 9.36

Target Price: PKR 13.90

Engro Fertilizer (EFERT) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 65.86

Target Price: PKR 73.0

ENGRO Corporation (ENGRO) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 318.34

Target Price: PKR 331.10

Fatima Fertilizer (FATIMA) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 30.25

Target Price: PKR 35.75

Fauji Fertilizer Bin Qasim (FFBL) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 21.00

Target Price: PKR 30.0

Fauji Fertilizer Company (FFC) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 108.04

Target Price: PKR 130.0

Feroze1888 Mills Ltd. (FML) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 107.00

Target Price: PKR 112.4

Gul Ahmed Textile Mills (GATM) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 38.18

Target Price: PKR 47.8

Habib Bank Limited (HBL) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 138.78

Target Price: PKR 154.40

Habib Metropolitan Bank (HMB) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 36.53

Target Price: PKR 45.70

HUB Power Co. (HUBCO) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 77.04

Target Price: PKR 101.05

ICI Pakistan Ltd. (ICI) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 706.20

Target Price: PKR 870.0

Kot Addu Power Co. (KAPCO) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 28.68

Target Price: PKR 46.8

Lotte Chemical Pak Ltd. (LOTCHEM) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 12.29

Target Price: PKR 14.1

Lucky Cement (LUCKY) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 660.94

Target Price: PKR 761.30

Muslim Commercial Bank (MCB) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR   170.27

Target Price: PKR 211.00

Meezan Bank Limited (MEBL) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR   91.05

Target Price: PKR 100.00

National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 41.22

Target Price: PKR 45.60

Nishat Chunian Limited (NCL) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 37.60

Target Price: PKR 47.5

Nishat Chunian Power Limited (NCPL) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 14.20

Target Price: PKR 27.0

Nishat Mills (NML) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 97.56

Target Price: PKR 134.8

Nishat Power Limited (NPL) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 23.20

Target Price: PKR 31.1

Oil & Gas Development Co. (OGDC) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 97.55

Target Price: PKR 156.9

Pakistan Oil Limited (POL) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 356.26

Target Price: PKR 563.0

Pakistan Petroleum (PPL) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 85.51

Target Price: PKR 143.40

United Bank Limited (UBL) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 121.76

Target Price: PKR 138.68

Thank you very much for reading this article.

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Written by: Rana Khuram

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