Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) Weekly Analysis 30 November, 2020


Top gainers of last week were:  TRG, SYS, POL, PSX, and LOTCHEM.

Top losers of last week were: SNGP, GATM, FFBL, IGHL, and FCEPL. 

Top volume leaders of last week were: UNITY, TRG, MLCF, HASCOL, and HUMNL. 

The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) market index bounced back from the bearish spell of the past week as optimism over progress in vaccines rejuvenated investors’ interest. KSE-100 index closed on 40,807 by gaining 620 points or 1.54 %, while KSE-30 index closed on 17,160 by gaining 257 points or 1.52%.

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

  • Monetary policy announcement of interest rates maintained at 7% in scheduled MPC meeting, despite negative real interest rates, resulted in some exuberance among investors
  • Government mulling over measures to contain rising cases of COVID-19, hinting a complete lockdown
  • IMF hinting at government’s need to undertake unpopular measures (electricity and gas rate hikes, targeting higher tax collection, etc) to resume the IMF program further dampened the sentiments
  • A rise in international oil prices on the back of mass availability of vaccines in 2021 brought interest in index heavy weight E&Ps in the remaining trading sessions, where profit taking in the last trading session pared some of the gains
  • Average daily turnover during the week also increased 63.4% WoW to 279.8mn shares
  • Pakistan secures $800m in debt relief from 14 members of the richest club of G-20 countries, as it still awaits ratification by remaining six countries
  • IMF talks focus on renewed tax thrust
  • Covid compels govt to shut educational institutions again
  • IPPs refuse to accept Rs400bn proposed payment in three installments
  • Government hints at increasing power, gas tariff in phases
  • SBP’s forex reserves cross $13bn mark
  • Rupee depreciation also sparked hefty selling by investors
  • The average traded volume in benchmark stood at 172 million shares, while the average value stood at Rs8.32 billion
  • The heavyweight oil & gas exploration companies was one of the highest gainers this week, closing up 6.9% week-on-week, on account of higher international oil prices and news sources citing recommendations of dividend based formula to be used to clear the outstanding circular debt
  • Other sectors that contributed to the rally were technology & communication (+8.0%), vanaspati & allied industries (+7.3%) and automobile parts & accessories (+3.1%)
  • Foreigners remained net sellers during the week amounting to $9.26 million, primarily contributed by corporates amounting to $9.87 million
  • Local investors remained net buyers amounting to $9.26 million, mainly contributed individuals ($2.61 million), companies ($3.38 million) and insurance ($2.91 million)
  • PM rules out shutdown of factories & businesses and banking sector’s spread jumped 8bps month-on-month in October

Following are few BUY recommendations:

Attock Cement Ltd. (ACPL) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 141.90

Target Price: PKR 180.0

Attock Petroleum (APL) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 321.36

Target Price: PKR 378.8

Amreli Steels Ltd. (ASTL) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 40.11

Target Price: PKR 56.00

Bank Al-Falah (BAFL) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 34.63

Target Price: PKR  51.00

Bank of Punjab (BOP) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 8.89

Target Price: PKR 13.90

Engro Fertilizer (EFERT) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 60.82

Target Price: PKR 73.0

ENGRO Corporation (ENGRO) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 306.78

Target Price: PKR 331.10

Fatima Fertilizer (FATIMA) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 28.35

Target Price: PKR 35.75

Fauji Fertilizer Bin Qasim (FFBL) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 20.58

Target Price: PKR 30.0

Fauji Fertilizer Company (FFC) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 104.12

Target Price: PKR 130.0

Feroze1888 Mills Ltd. (FML) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 99.21

Target Price: PKR 112.4

Gul Ahmed Textile Mills (GATM) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 31.77

Target Price: PKR 47.8

Habib Bank Limited (HBL) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 129.91

Target Price: PKR 154.40

Habib Metropolitan Bank (HMB) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 36.90

Target Price: PKR 45.70

HUB Power Co. (HUBCO) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 78.91

Target Price: PKR 101.05

ICI Pakistan Ltd. (ICI) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 703.02

Target Price: PKR 870.0

Indus Motors (INDU) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 1,151.34

Target Price: PKR 1,375.00

Kot Addu Power Co. (KAPCO) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 28.28

Target Price: PKR 46.8

Lotte Chemical Pak Ltd. (LOTCHEM) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 12.95

Target Price: PKR 14.1

Lucky Cement (LUCKY) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 648.63

Target Price: PKR 761.30

Muslim Commercial Bank (MCB) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR   174.71

Target Price: PKR 211.00

Meezan Bank Limited (MEBL) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR   93.84

Target Price: PKR 100.00

Maple Leaf Cement (MLCF) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR   39.00

Target Price: PKR 47.40

National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 40.01

Target Price: PKR 45.60

Nishat Chunian Limited (NCL) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 38.65

Target Price: PKR 47.5

Nishat Chunian Power Limited (NCPL) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 13.42

Target Price: PKR 27.0

Nishat Mills (NML) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 90.22

Target Price: PKR 134.8

Nishat Power Limited (NPL) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 22.75

Target Price: PKR 31.1

Oil & Gas Development Co. (OGDC) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 99.60

Target Price: PKR 156.9

Pak Elecktron Ltd. (PAEL) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 32.39

Target Price: PKR 37.37

Pakistan Oil Limited (POL) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 392.41

Target Price: PKR 563.0

Pakistan Petroleum (PPL) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 90.15

Target Price: PKR 143.40

Pakistan State Oil (PSO) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 192.06

Target Price: PKR 214.62

United Bank Limited (UBL) – BUY 

Current Price: PKR 118.67

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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