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Monetary Policy Announced By SBP On January 28, 2017

Monetary Policy Statement

January 28, 2017

The average inflation clocked in at 3.9 percent during the first half of the year, lower

than the earlier projections due to smooth supply of perishable items, stable exchange

rate, and government’s absorption of the impact of higher international oil prices. The

current trends suggest that the actual inflation would be lower than the target rate of 6

percent in FY17.

Growing CPEC-related imports, decline in exports, absence of Coalition Support Fund,

and slowdown in remittances, pushed the current account deficit to USD 3.6 billion in

the first half of FY17, from USD 1.7 billion in the same period last year. This higher

deficit was financed by an increase in bilateral and multilateral funding along with pick

up in investment flows. Overall surplus in the balance of payments stands at USD 0.2

billion in the first half of the current year. Going forward, with the aforementioned risks

to the external sector, the need of financial inflows would grow further.

A sizeable net retirement of government borrowing to scheduled banks and an increase

in bank deposits helped increase private sector credit. Benefiting from the historic low

interest rates, private businesses are actively borrowing from the banking sector for

upgrading and expanding their business processes. Private sector borrowed Rs 375

billion in first half of FY17 as compared to Rs 282.6 billion availed in the corresponding

period of last year. Loans for fixed investments increased by Rs 134.1 billion in the first

half of FY17 compared with an expansion of Rs 83.8 billion in the same period of last

year. Demand for consumer financing, especially for auto loans, also gathered pace

during the first half of the year.

Healthy credit expansion, along with higher production of Kharif crops, visible

improvements in energy supply, and upbeat business sentiments signal recuperating

real economic activities. Large-scale Manufacturing grew […]

CDA Starts Development in E-12 Islamabad

CDA is started development in E-12 Sector and Tender is approved today. Prices in E-12 are expected to increase from 20% upto 60% as currently prices are very low as compare to D-12 and E-11 which are fully developed sectors.

Only right time of investment is when you are sure of having certain level of profit. Here the profit is discussed in terms of property business.

There had been two under developed sectors in Zone 1 Islamabad, E-12 & D-12. Due to no-development and no commercial traffic in those sectors their prices were same and quite low in the past. But development started in sector D-12 after 2010, and as expected its market value also increased by almost 50% during first month when even the development project were not even finished.

Similarly now development is going to be started in sector E-12, and according to the market analysts, prices of plots are going to be increased by almost 20-60% of their current price, during the first month of started development.

Main reason of sudden price increase is the location of these sectors is they attach with the capital which already has very high market value in terms of property. Secondly these sectors are located near the Margalla hills, which is already considered as one of the posh areas of Islamabad. Locality plays highly important in the market price of any property.

Apart from locality the internal atmosphere of area also plays very important rule. For example if the environment is calm and peaceful than residential customers would be more interested in buying the property.

In case of D-12, development is quite up to high level for example it has wide roads commercial buildings as well as calm and peaceful residential […]

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AN ADVISE TO KSE SMALL INVESTORS.

 

AN ADVISE TO KSE SMALL INVESTORS.

Stock Market always provides great opportunities for Value Investments in Good Stocks. Pakistan’s KSE is ONE OF THE BEST PERFORMING STOCK MARKET IN THE WORLD. There are different School of thoughts on Investing in Stocks and Different approaches and Strategies which Investors adopt.

It is observed here that Small investors most of the time Complaining of losing Money or being Stuck-up in a specific Stock especially in Small Cap Stocks. So called Advisors and Market Consultants and even Dealers advise to Pick Small Cap Stocks (to make their Commissions) without evaluating a Stock, its performance, its Group Repute, its Current Position and without seeing any Potential or future prospects. Most of the Small Caps are either Sick Units or Closed down Plants or in Heavy Losses due to mismanagement or any other reasons.

It is humbly requested especially to Small Investors and New entrants to Stocks to at least take care of following, while picking Stock for investment from ones Hard earned Money and Small Savings:

Do Not Accept Blindly every call of every so called expert at Face Book and other Forum;
Do your brief home work before going to a stock for Investment. Most of our investing Fellow Go blindly on so called Calls and Invest in Stocks which plants are closed down and not even operational and in companies in heavy losses and ultimately stuck-up.
Make Your Investments in Some Solid Stocks at least having some Fundamentals, basis to believe or at least having any News of the future Plans of the particular company or the sector this stock belong.
Do Not Chase the Prices, as I have seen that we make mistake of buying at Stock at wrong time. Mostly we […]

What is National Custodian Services (“NCS”)?

What is National Custodian Services (“NCS”)?
Answer: The National Clearing Company of Pakistan Limited “NCCPL” in pursuance of its vision to facilitate the capital market investors by making available value added products has developed an exclusive “National Custodial Services” (NCS) Module to provide a centralized clearing, settlement & custodial facility to the capital market investors.
The NCS modules enables the investors to maintain the cash and securities balance with the NCCPL and they can continue to execute their trades through the Trading Right Entitlement Certificate “TREC” Holders of the stock exchanges and all such trades will be settled directly by NCCPL.
For NCS, NCCPL will maintain a Central Depository System “CDS” Participant Account to take the custody of the book entry securities and a separate sub account shall be kept for each NCS Client. The cash deposited by the NCS Clients will be kept in a separate bank account maintained with the designated branch of a Settling Bank and separate subsidiary cash ledgers accounts for each NCS Client shall be maintained by the NCCPL.

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KSE Weekend Review – May 10 – May 15, 2015 (Monday To Friday).

KSE Weekend Review – May 10 – May 15, 2015 (Monday To Friday):

The Karachi Stock Exchange Limited (KSE) showcased tumultuous signals right from the start of the outgoing week whereby the Dracula of Brokers investigation made a round trip to haunt market participants yet again. The pendulum of changes in tax structure in the upcoming budget also kept swinging both ways adding to the trepidation of an already unnerved crowd. The Karachi terrorist incident proved to be final blow that soured sentiments and prompted many savvy players to take profits. The investor minded ranks sided with the mantra of staying in the gallery while waiting for a meaty dip before taking fresh positions. The positive news‐flow comprised of reclassification of various stocks in the MSCI. The seventh IMF review and the green signal given for the upcoming tranche coupled with declining yields was also a positive sign but the bourse was largely neutral to it.

Setting New Records ‐ Auto Sales Expand by 57% Year On Year (Y/Y)   Pakistan Automobiles Manufacturers Association (PAMA) released the official statistics for the month of April, 2015 with car Sales soaring by 57% Year On Year (Y/Y) to dial in at 19,176 units taking the 10M FY15 sales to 142,799 units (27% Up on Y/Y basis). With sales of 5,837 units in the preceding month, INDU was the shining star for the sector with the allure of new corolla model translating into an astonishing 105% Y/Y (1% Up On Month to Month (M/M) basis increment in sales. Other players participated with their share of the pie as PSMC recorded robust growth of 49% Y/Y along with 22% Y/Y increment in HCAR sales. On a standalone basis, however, car & LCV sales […]

NPL, LPL and PKGP To Set up 12 MW Solar Power Project.

The Board of Directors of Nishat Power Limited (NPL) as Main Sponsor Along with LPL and PKGP (Consortium Members) has been Approved to Submit Pre-Qualification Documents (PQD) to Punjab Power Development Board (PPDB) to Set Up a 12 MW Solar Power Project.

Board Meeting of Pakistan Services Limited (PSEL) to be held on May 20, 2015.

Board Meeting of Pakistan Services Limited (PSEL) to be held on May 20, 2015.

Pakistan Services Limited (PSEL) Board Meeting is scheduled to be held on May 20, 2015 at Dubai. The agenda of the meeting shall be consideration of quarterly accounts.

Pakistan Services Limited (PSEL) was incorporated in Pakistan on December 6, 1958 in Karachi as a public limited company. The foundations of the company have been laid under the Companies Ordinance, 1984. The company is engaged in the hotel business and owns and operates the chain of “Pearl Continental Hotels” in Pakistan. PSL owns six luxury hotels in all major cities of Pakistan. The total capacity of all six hotels is 1,526 rooms which are managed by more than 3000 employees across Pakistan. The shares of the company are quoted on the Karachi Stock Exchange of Pakistan.

The subsidiary of the company is Pearl Tours and Travels Private Limited, Pear Continental Hotels Private Limited, Bhurban Resorts Private Limited and Mustafa International Private Limited.

The “PC” logo is a local brand and a registered trademark owned by PSL. The company has granted the use of its trademark to other hotel operating companies across the country.

“Zaver Pearl Continental Hotel” set up in the deep seaport city of Gwadar, Baluchistan owned by a sister concern Hashwani Hotels Limited and upcoming PC Faisalabad Hotel both these hotels have been granted franchise by PSEL to use the said trademark. PSEL has also granted use of its trademark to another sister concern M/s. Hotel One Private Limited. It is running hotels in different parts of the country namely, Islamabad, Multan, Murree, Gujrat, Faisalabad, Sialkot, Bahawalpur and Lahore.

The symbol “PSEL” is being used by the stock exchanges for the shares of Pakistan Services Limited.

 

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List of Shariah Compliance Shares at KSE.

List of Shari’ah Compliant Securities at the Karachi Stock Exchange Limited (KSE).

Reviewed June 30, 2014

 

S. No
Symbol
Company Name (A-Z)
Dividend Purification Rate**

1
ABOT
Abbott Lab.
2.32%**

2
ACPL
Attock Cement Pak.
1.48%

3
ADMM
Artistic Denim
1.97%

4
AGIL
Agriautos Ind.
1.37%

5
AGTL
AL-Ghazi Tractors
4.73%**

6
AKZO
Akzo Nobel Pak Ltd.
0.88%**

7
APL
Attock Petroleum Ltd
0.44%

8
ARPL
Archroma Pak. Ltd.
0.00%**

9
ATBA
Atlas Batt.
0.53%

10
ATLH
Atlas Honda
0.66%

 11
ATRL
Attock Refinery Ltd.
0.60%

 12
AVN
Avanceon Limited
0.03%**

 13
BAPL
Bawany Air Products
0.01%

 14
BATA
Bata (Pak)
1.06%**

 15
BCML
Babri Cotton
0.07%

 16
BIPL
BankIslami Pakistan
0.00%**

 17
BNWM
Bannu Woollen
0.12%

16
BPL
Burshane LPG Ltd.
0.52%

17
BRR
B.R. R. Guar. Mod.
0.60%

18
BYCO
BYCO Petroleum 2
1.17%**

19
CHCC
Cherat Cement
0.09%

20
COLG
Colgate Palmoli
0.36%

21
CSAP
Cres.Steel
0.74%

22
CSM
Crescent Standard M.
0.00%

23
CSUML
Colony Sugar Mills
0.00%**

24
DAAG
Data Agro Ltd.
0.00%

25
DBCI
Dadabhoy Cement(Susp
0.00%

26
DCL
Dewan Cement Ltd.
0.08%

27
DFSM
Dewan Farooque Spinn
0.10%

28
DGKC
D.G.Cement
3.74%

29
DYNO
Dynea Pak
0.06%

30
ELSM
Ellcot Sp.
0.06%

31
EXIDE
Exide Pak. Ltd.
0.01%

32
FASM
Faisal Spinning
0.03%

33
FCCL
Fauji Cement
0.61%

34
FECM
Elite Cap.Mod
3.83%

35
FECTC
Fecto Cement
0.08%

36
FEM
Equity Mod.
4.65%

37
FEROZ
Ferozsons Lab.
0.08%

38
FFC
Fauji Fert
1.56%**

39
FFBL
Fauji Bin Qasim
1.66%**

40
FFLM
1st. Fid.Leas (Nisha
1.04%

41
FHAM
First Habib Modaraba
0.00%

42
FLYNG
Flying Cement Co. Lt
0.00%

43
FPJM
Punjab Mod.
0.00%

44
FRCL
Frontier Cera.
0.00%

45
FRSM
Faran Sugar
0.02%**

46
FUDLM
U.D.L. Mod.
2.58%

47
GAIL
Ghani Automobile Ind
0.00%

48
GATM
Gul Ahmed Tex
0.01%

49
GGL
Ghani Gases Ltd.
0.07%

50
GHGL
Ghani Glass
0.02%

51
GHNI
Ghandhara Ind. Ltd.
0.03%

52
GHNL
Ghandhara Nissan Ltd
0.07%

53
GLAXO
Glaxo Smith Kline
0.67%**

54
GVGL
Ghani Value Glass
0.30%

55
GWLC
Gharibwal Cement
0.02%

56
HABSM
Habib Sugar
3.22%**

57
HADC
Haydery Const.
0.27%

58
HAEL
Hala Enterpries
0.29%

59
HCAR
H.Atlas Car
0.39%

60
HINO
Hinopak Motor
0.66%

61
HINOON
Highnoon Lab.
0.00%**

62
HSPI
Huffaz Pipe
0.00%

63
HUBC
Hub Power
0.07%

64
IBLHL
IBL HealthCare Ltd.
0.01%

65
ICI
I. C. I. Pakistan
0.01%

66
ICL
Ittehad Chemic. Ltd.
0.01%

67
IDEN
Ideal Energy
0.00%

68
INDU
Indus Motor
1.22%

69
JKSM
J. K. Spinning
1.49%

70
KAPCO
Kot Addu Power Comp.
3.12%

71
KEL
K-Electric Limited
1.17%

72
KOHC
Kohat Cement
1.52%

73
KOHE
Kohinoor Energy
0.04%

74
KOIL
Kohinoor Ind. 1
0.01%

75
KSBP
K.S.B. Pumps
0.15%**

76
KTML
Kohinoor Tex.
0.10%

77
LEUL
Leather Up.
0.01%

78
LIBT
Libaas Textile
0.00%

79
LINDE
Linde Pakistan Ltd.
0.05%**

80
LOTCHEM
Lotte Chemical Ltd
0.23%**

81
LPCL
Lafarge Pak. Cement
0.93%**

82
LPL
Lalpir Power Ltd.
1.76%**

83
LUCK
Lucky Cement
0.75%

84
MACFL
MACPAC Films Ltd.
0.00%

85
MARI
Mari Petroleum Co.
0.92%

86
MEBL
Meezan Bank Ltd.
0.00%**

87
MDTL
Media Times Limited
0.01%

88
MFFL
Mithchells
0.00%**

89
MLCF
Maple Leaf Cement
0.06%

90
MODAM
Modaraba Al-Mali
0.00%

91
MQTM
Maqbool Tex.
0.20%

92
MTL
Millat Trac.
0.70%

93
NATF
National Foods
0.31%

94
NETSOL
NetSol Technologies
0.87%

95
NICL
NIMIR IND. CHEM
0.08%

96
NML
Nishat Mills
1.35%

97
NRL
Nat. Refinery
0.32%

98
PICT
Pak Int. Cont. Ltd.
1.04%**

99
PIOC
Pioneer Cement
1.27%

100
PKGP
Pakgen Power Ltd.
0.04%**

101
PKGS
Packages
3.58%**

102
PNSC
P.N.S.C.
3.43%

103
POL
Pak Oilfields
1.69%

104
PPL
Pakistan Petroleum
4.01%

105
PRL
Pak Refinery
0.10%

106
PSMC
Pak Suzuki
0.40%**

107
PSO
P. S. O.
1.20%

108
PTC
P.T.C.L.A
2.15%**

109
QUICE
Quice Food Industrie
1.23%

110
REDCO
Redco Textile Ltd.
0.04%

111
RUBY
Ruby Textile
0.03%

112
SAPL
Sanofi-Aventis Ltd.
0.01%**

113
SAZEW
Sazgar Engg.
0.00%

 114
SCM
Standard Chart. Mod.
0.00%

 115
SEARL
Searle Company Ltd.
0.01%

 116
SHEL
Shell Pak.
0.05%**

 117
SHEZ
Shezan Int.
0.06%

 118
SHFA
Shifa Int.Hos.
0.62%

 119
SIEM
Siemens Engg.
0.06%**

 120
SITC
Sitara Chemi.
0.29%

 121
SKRS
Sakrand Sugar Mills
0.01%**

 122
SLYT
Sally Tex.
0.01%

 123
SNAI
Sana Ind.
0.06%

 124
SPL
Sitara Peroxide Ltd.
0.25%

 125
SRVI
Service Ind.
0.00%**

 126
SSML
Saritow Spinning
0.00%

 127
SNGP
Sui Northern 2
4.56%

 128
SURC
Suraj Cotton
0.64%

 129
TATM
Tata Textile
1.18%

 130
TELE
Telecard
1.11%

 131
THALL
Thal Limited
1.50%

 132
TREET
Treet Corp.
0.99%

 133
UCAPM
UNICAP MOD.
0.00%

 134
UDPL
United Dist.
0.05%

 135
WTL
Worldcall TelecomLtd
3.47%**

 136
YOUW
Yousuf Weaving
0.00%

Criteria For Shariah Compliance Shares at KSE:

Shariah compliance of stocks is done under the guidance of qualified and reputed Shariah experts. For stocks to be “Shariah compliant”, it must meet ALL the six key tests given below.

Business of the Investee Company

Core business of the company must be halal and in line with the dictates of Shariah. Hence, investment in securities of any company dealing in conventional banking, conventional insurance, alcoholic drinks, tobacco, pork production, arms manufacturing, pornography […]

MARI Petroleum Limited (MARI) has issued a Specie Dividend

MARI Petroleum Limited (MARI) has issued a Specie Dividend of 87.70% @ Rs. 10/- each to Ordinary Share Holders.

FINANCIAL RESULT FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30/06/2014
DIVIDEND = 87.70% SPECIE DIVIDEND IN THE FORM OF PREFERENCE SHARES OF RS.10 EACH
BOOK CLOSURE FROM 15/05/2015
BOOK CLOSURE TO 21/05/2015.

Today May 14, 2015 MARI Price adjusted @ Rs. 433.64 due to Dividend in Specie in Form of Non-Voting, Non-Cumulative, UN-LISTED, Redeemable PREFERENCE Shares at Rs. 10 each.
What is ‘DIVIDEND IN SPECIE’:
Dividend is Specie is the distribution of an asset in its present form, rather than selling it and distributing the cash. In specie distribution is made when cash is not readily available, or allocating the physical asset is the better alternative. An example of an in specie distribution is a stock dividend, which can be distributed to investors when cash is in short supply. It is common to see an in specie distribution made in the form of fractional shares for each share held.

The Word “in specie” is Latin and its Meanings are “in its actual form”.

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What it is Free Float? at Stock Market.

What it is Free Float?

A company’s free float refers to the number of outstanding shares that are available to the public for trade in Market.

How it works/Example:

Free float is sometimes referred to as float or public float.

The equation for free float is as follows:

Free Float = Outstanding Shares – Restricted Shares

Free float is generally described as all shares held by investors, other than restricted shares held by company insiders. It does not include restricted shares, which are owned by company management, officers and other various insiders because it’s assumed that those shares are being held on a very long-term basis.

For example: if Company XYZ has 100 million total shares outstanding, and 30 million are restricted shares, then the free float would be the remaining 70 million shares available for trading (100 million – 30 million = 70 million).

Why it Matters:

A company’s free float is important to potential investors because it offers insight into the company’s Shares volatility. Stocks with small free float tend to be more volatile because there are only a limited number of shares that can be bought or sold in the event of major trading news. For the same reason, companies with larger free floats are generally less volatile.

Institutional investors prefer to invest in stocks with a large free float, as they can purchase or sell a significant number of shares without heavily impacting the share price.