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PSX: Sectoral analysis

The economists have recorded that Pakistan has entered a new era of equity trading; however, performance of Pakistan’s capital market will depend on local and global economic scenario in the future. During FY 2018, the performance of stock markets showed a mixed trend between July and December; however, the PSX-100 index resumed its momentum from the start in January 2018.

The experts also recorded that there are various factors which brought a swing in emotions of the financiers which in turn changed pace of their buying or selling activity. The performance of some of the major sectors cataloged Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) as on March 30, 2018 is explained below:

Oil & gas exploration companies

The government statistics showed that in this sector four companies are cataloged at PSX with accumulated paid up capital of Rs66,194.40 million. The market capitalization of this sector is Rs1,485,484 million. The profit after tax of this sector is Rs118,296.75 million.

Oil & gas marketing companies

In this sector 8 firms are cataloged at PSX with the paid up capital of Rs23,144.20 million. The market capitalization of this sector is Rs346,961 million. The profit after tax of this sector is Rs37,479.14 million.

PSX during 2018 (Month Ends)
Months 100 Share Index Volume Leader Active Plus Minus Unchanged
Jan44,551.13K-Electric37514917929
Feb43,267.20Dost Steel3669524625
Mar45,560.30K-Electric37415220616
Apr45,542.78Byco Petroleum37218716817
May42,074.09Pak Elektron3137821421
June41,910.90K-Electric34117016011
July40,271.00Bank of Punjab33919012821
Aug41,742.24Unity Foods36713021522
Sep40,998.59Bank of Punjab37217717817
Oct40,556.45Bank of Punjab39627810414
Nov40,496.03UBL3638425425
Dec37,167.02Bank of Punjab3418923841
Refinery companies

In this sector four firms are cataloged with the paid up capital of Rs58,101.44 million. The experts also posted that the market capitalization of this sector is Rs144,309 million. The profit after tax (PAT) of this sector is Rs16,641.96 million.

Cement

This sector comprises 20 firms, with total cataloged capital of Rs72,618.94 million and the market capitalization of Rs610,576.9 million. On the back of higher consumption and better exports, the sector explained tremendous growth which translated into good financial consequences. The sector registered the profit after tax at Rs59,933.97 million.

Power generation and distribution

The government statistical report also explained that this sector comprises 19 companies and the cataloged capital was Rs148,042.3 million with market capitalization of Rs449,531.9 million. The profit after tax of the sector is 31,602.50 million.

Chemicals

Furthermore, in this sector 27 companies are cataloged, having total paid up capital of Rs38,413 million and the market capitalization is Rs351,913 million. The profit after tax is Rs14,429.93.

Automobile assembler

The sector comprises of 12 firms with the total paid up capital of Rs7,694.03 million and the total market capitalization was Rs451,501.7 million. The profit after tax of this sector is Rs 36,497.54.

Technology & communication

Statistics also explained that the sector comprises of 10 firms which includes PTCL with capital of Rs 51,000 million. The market capitalization of this sector was Rs103,526.7 million and the profit after tax is Rs10,489.59 million.

 

Commercial banks

The sector comprises 20 cataloged banks with the listed capital of Rs379,851.45 million & market capitalization of Rs1,625,052.6 million. The profit after tax of the sector is Rs 144,270.4.

Pharmaceuticals

The sector comprises 11 listed pharmaceutical firms with the paid up capital of Rs8,516.56 million and market capitalization of Rs321,854.7 million. This total profit after tax of this sector is Rs14,120.45.

Textile spinning

In this sector 81 firms are cataloged at Karachi Stock Exchange, having total paid up capital of Rs22,282.23 million and the market capitalization is Rs47,655 million.

Textile weaving & composite

In this textile weaving sector 13 firms are listed at Karachi Stock Exchange, having total paid up capital of Rs2,279.17 million and the market capitalization is Rs25,564.7 million. It is also recorded that in the textile composite side, this sector has 52 companies listed at Karachi Stock Exchange, having total paid up capital of Rs14,721.07 million and the market capitalization was Rs217,805.6 million.

Sugar & allied

The sector comprises of 32 firms with the total paid up capital is Rs10,894.67 million and market capitalization is Rs84,713.5 million. The profit after tax of this sector was 1168.2 million.

Fertilizer

The sector comprises of 7 firms with the total paid up capital was Rs71,004.69 million and market capitalization is Rs561,170.4 million. The profit after tax of this sector is Rs50,072.09 million.

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