PSX weekly review: Positive triggers put KSE-100 index into forward gear



2022-02-05 17:52:00

— Reuters/File
  • Positive momentum was pushed by buyers’ anticipation of approval of $1bn disbursements from IMF.
  • KSE-100 index positive factors 832 factors to finish the week at 45,910.
  • AHL says the optimistic sentiment will prevail on the bourse.

KARACHI: Bulls dominated the Pakistan Inventory Change (PSX) in a rally through the week, which pushed the KSE-100 index up by over 832 factors, or 1.85%, to settle at 45,910 factors because the Worldwide Financial Fund (IMF) resumed Pakistan’s stalled 46 billion mortgage programme.

The optimistic momentum through the week was primarily pushed by buyers’ anticipation of approval of $1 billion disbursements by the IMF govt board beneath Prolonged Fund Facility (EFF).

Bullish momentum expedited additional owing to buyers’ optimism regarding forthcoming wholesome company outcomes.

The market additionally welcomed $1 billion proceeds from the issuance of worldwide Sukuk bonds within the midweek.

In the meantime, oil costs, that are hovering at their seven-year excessive, saved the patrons’ curiosity alive within the exploration and manufacturing sector all through the week.

Sadly, bears had been seen breaking the three-day optimistic streak of the bourse on the second final day of the week owing to normal profit-taking as buyers opted for the “buy the rumour, sell the news” technique.

Nonetheless, the bulls as soon as once more staged the comeback and closed the week on a optimistic word.

Different main developments through the week had been: PM Imran Khan reached Beijing, petroleum merchandise’ costs stay unchanged, GST on petroleum merchandise was abolished, petroleum levy was revised downward, IMF forecast actual progress at 4% at issue value, Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan agreed to boost the worth of paracetamol to finish scarcity, the US reaffirmed that Pakistan remains to be a strategic companion, and auto trade decried imposition of taxes.

In the meantime, international promoting was witnessed this week, clocking in at $4.42 million towards a web promote of $4 million recorded final week. Promoting was witnessed in expertise ($2 million), and business banks ($1.7 million).

On the home entrance, main shopping for was reported by different organisations ($3.9 million), adopted by mutual funds ($3 million).

Throughout the week beneath assessment, common volumes clocked in at 289 million shares (up by 54% week-on-week), whereas common worth traded settled at $55 million (up by 43% week-on-week).

Main gainers and losers of week

Sector-wise optimistic contributions got here from business banks (+189 factors), fertilisers (+132 factors), oil and gasoline exploration firms (+92 factors), and textile composite (+69 factors). On the flip aspect, detrimental contributions got here from expertise and communication (-26 factors), energy era and distribution (-5 factors) and vehicle assemblers (-4 factors).

Scrip-wise main gainers had been HBL (+60 factors), Fauji Fertiliser Firm (+52 factors), BAHL (+51 factors), Oil and Fuel Improvement Firm (+51 factors) and Pakistan State Oil (+50 factors). In the meantime, scrip-wise main losers had been TRG Pakistan (-18 factors), Methods Restricted (-17 factors) and Hubco (-12 factors).

Outlook for subsequent week

A report from Arif Habib Restricted predicted: “Several positive announcements are expected as an outcome of PM Imran Khan’s visit to Beijing which is likely to greet developments in textile, IT, defence manufacturing and engineering sector.”

Furthermore, it mentioned that bulletins concerning commerce enhancement and stability of fee assist, will “keep positive sentiment in the bourse upbeat going forward.”

“Moreover, corporate results spell will be carried forward in the forthcoming week too with investors hope of strong earnings growth coupled with attractive dividend payouts, directing the market in the green zone,” it mentioned.

“The KSE-100 is currently trading at a PER of 5.2x (2022) compared to the Asia-Pacific regional average of 13.8x while offering a dividend yield of 8.5% versus 2.4% offered by the region,” the brokerage home said.

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