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Wednesday, 27 February 2013


Karachi Stocks Up 175.35 Points:
KARACHI, Feb 27: At the close of trading, the KSE-100 index was at 18070.25, up 175.35 points.
(Today Market is 64.66 Up@ 11.40 am)
February 27, 2013

Mithchells Fruit
Rs 13.40
Nestle Pakistan
Rs (131.82)
Sunrays Textile
Rs 9.70
UniLever Pak
Rs (50.00)
Ismail Industry
Rs 6.66
Sunrays Textile
Rs (9.15)
Engro Corporation
Rs 5.31
Millat Tractors
Rs (6.84)
Packages Limited
Rs 5.08
National Foods
Rs (5.34)

Energy stocks lead KSE to new high
KARACHI, Feb 27: Stocks ended at a record high on Wednesday and settling above the technical level of 18,000 points as investors bought heavy weighted energy shares, coupled by buying in Hub Power Co Ltd after it announced strong earnings.
The KSE 100-share index ended 1.04 per cent, or 186.01 points, higher to close above the psychological level of 18,000 points at 18,080.91. It traded in a broad range as it made an intra-day high at 18,088.03 points and an intra day low at 17,876.56 points.
“Market recovered by one per cent after falling for last two trading sessions. Hub Power Company (Hubco) closed at its upper limit after announcing handsome payout for its December quarter. While renewed interest in Engro and oil stocks also supported the index,” said Samar Iqbal, a dealer at Topline Securities Ltd.
Turnover, however, fell further to 269.54 million shares, compared with 312.85m shares traded on Tuesday and trading value also decreased to Rs7.28 billion from Rs8.88bn in the previous trading session. But market capitalisation rose to Rs4.49 trillion from Tuesday’s 4.46tr.
Oil stocks added to the bull-run witnessed in the market on Wednesday as Oil and Gas Development Co Ltd ended Rs3.27 higher at Rs207.28, Pakistan Oilfields gained Rs4.40 to Rs485.78 and Pakistan Petroleum Ltd ended Rs3.29 higher at Rs183.63. Ahsan Mehanti from Arif Habib Corporation said that Pakistan International Airlines share also performed well at the KSE-index after the approval from Economic Coordination Committee for Rs49bn guarantees.
Foreign investors turned into net sellers as they sold shares worth a net $523,402 on Wednesday, compared with buying a net $509,444 on Tuesday, bringing the total net buying for the month at $23.19m.
Companies were the biggest sellers with equity worth $3.49m.
The biggest gainers were led by Mitchell’s Fruit which ended Rs13.40 higher to close at Rs326.9, followed by Sunrays Textile, which closed Rs9.7 higher at Rs204.7. Nestle Pakistan witnessed the biggest loss as it shed Rs131.82 to Rs5,000, followed by UniLever Pakistan, which ended Rs50 lower at Rs10,800.
The KSE-30 index ended 1.27pc, or 185.50 points, higher at 14,833.15.
Out of the 374 companies traded, the value of 197 increased, 153 decreased while 24 remained unchanged.
The telecom sector along with second and third tier shares once again dominated the 10 most active traded stocks: Lafarge Pakistan was the volume leader as it gained 48 paisa to Rs5.83 on turnover of 28.27m shares, Telecard Ltd fell marginally by 2 paisa at Rs7.40 on 25.43m shares and PIAC(A) rose Re1 to close at Rs5.32 on 15.37m shares.
Maple Leaf Cement shed 6 paisa to Rs18.28 on 14.23m shares, Engro Corp closed at its upper circuit after gaining Rs5.31 to Rs116.90 on 13.24m shares and Jahangir Siddiqui Co Ltd decreased by 45 paisa to Rs17.40 on 13.15m shares.
Pakistan Telecommunication Co Ltd rose 15 paisa to Rs23.53 on 12.51m shares, WorldCall Telecom ended flat at Rs3.44 on 10.34m shares and Pace (Pakistan) Ltd gained 16 paisa to close at Rs4.11 on 9.65m shares.
Azgard Nine also ended 16 paisa higher at Rs8.45 on 9.26m shares.
KSE benchmark 100-share index gains 186 points : KARACHI: The Karachi Stock Exchange's (KSE) benchmark100-share index ended 1.04 percent, or 186.01 points, higher at 18,080.90.
Stock market closed higher on Wednesday, supported by an interest in power and oil companies, traders said.
Hub Power, a private electricity generating company, closed at its upper limit after announcing earnings of 4.7 billion rupees and a better-than-expected payout of 4.1 rupees per share for its December quarter. The payout was up 58 percent from last year.
Hub Power Company Ltd rose 4.99 percent to 53.49 rupees, while food and fertilizer conglomerate Engro Corporation rose 4.85 percent to 117 rupees.
The Engro Corporation rose after an agreement with the state-run Oil and Gas Development Ltd that Engro would receive a reliable gas supply, said equity dealer at Topline Securities Ltd.
Pakistan caps stock movements at 5 percent up or down to limit volatility in the market.
In the currency market, the rupee strengthened, closing at 98.09/98.14 against the dollar, compared to Tuesday's close of 98.12/98.17.
Overnight rates in the money market rose to 9.40 percent from Tuesday close of 9 percent. (Reuters)

Company News:
Hubco profit up 58pc: KARACHI, Feb 27: The Hub Power Company Limited (Hubco) announced results for the first half financial year 2013 (1HFY13) on Wednesday, posting profit after tax (PAT) at Rs4.74bn, which translated into earnings per share (eps) at Rs4.10.
The company surprised the market by coming up with higher-than-expected growth of 58 per cent in PAT, which stood at Rs3.0bn and eps at Rs2.59 in the same period last year. The board also announced first interim cash dividend at Rs3.50 per share which also was thought to have belied market rumours a possible cut in payout.
The results were, thus, greeted warmly by the market, which saw the Hubco stock soar by Rs2.54, hitting the ‘upper circuit’ and closing at Rs53.49 on a turnover of 4.7 million shares.
Improved earnings for the half year were primarily attributable to revised Narowal project tariff. Other factors, highlighted by analysts, were U-shaped based return and indexation factor (on account of rupee depreciation and inflation).
The company could also have benefited from efficiency gains. Topline for the 1HFY13 amounted to Rs89.9bn, showing increase of 13 per cent, from Rs79.5 billion, same time a year ago, the improvement attributable mainly to the commissioning of Narowal Project.
Gross profit for the six months of the latest period to Dec 31 stood at Rs8.5bn, up by 23 per cent from Rs6.9bn for the same time last year. Finance costs decreased 5 per cent to Rs3.6bn, from Rs3.7bn in previous comparable half year.  On quarterly basis, the company posted earnings of Rs2.63bn (eps: Rs2.27) for second quarter FY13 representing healthy growth of 50 per cent over the previous similar quarter PAT at Rs1.76bn and eps at Rs1.52.
In line with the historical trend, the profitability of the company improves considerably during second quarter each year owing to recognition of generation bonus during the quarter resulting from high power generation.

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