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20 February Daily technical trader

  1. 1. TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: QE INDEX AND KEY STOCKS TO CONSIDER QE Index: Short-Term – Upmove Al Rayan Islamic Index: Short-Term – Neutral Barwa Real Estate Co.: Short-Term – Breakout The QE Index after consolidating for just a single day on Tuesday, continued its upmove and rose around 132 points (1.13%), tagging a new 52-week high. Moreover, the index surpassed the 11,700.0 and 11,800.0 psychological levels in a single swoop for the first time since 2008, as bulls were under full control. We believe based on the current higher push the index may extend its rally toward 11,850.0. Meanwhile, both indicators are providing bullish signals. The QERI Index continued its upward momentum and moved higher around 0.53% after witnessing a reversal on Tuesday. Moreover, the index witnessed buying interest throughout the day as bulls overpowered the bears. However, the index faces its next hurdle at the 3,382.68 level, which it needs to surpass in order to gain further momentum. Any failure to move above this level may result in consolidation before the next upmove. BRES cleared the resistance of QR32.0 for the first time since December on the back of large volumes, which is a positive signal. We believe if the stock manages to cling onto QR32.0, it may set the stage for the stock to test QR32.85. However, a dip below the QR32.0 level may result in a false breakout. Meanwhile, the RSI is moving up in a bullish manner, while the MACD has crossed the signal line into positive territory indicating the possibility of a further rally. Nakilat: Short-Term – Breakout Milaha: Short-Term – Breakout Doha Bank: Short-Term – Upmove QGTS surpassed the resistances of QR21.83, QR22.0 and the ascending trendline in a single trading session, tagging a 52-week high. The recent price action and rising volumes indicate that QGTS may be ready to push the price higher toward the QR22.50-QR22.80 levels. Meanwhile, the RSI is moving strongly in the overbought territory, while the MACD is diverging away from the signal line toward an upside, thus supporting our bullish outlook for the stock. QNNS surged 4.06% and continued its bullish run surpassing the QR98.0 and QR99.0 levels, tagging another new 52-week high. The stock is aggressively moving up over the past few days and is showing no imminent trend reversal signs. With both the momentum indicators in uptrend mode it seems the stock is poised to tag new 52week highs. However, a dip below the QR99.0 level may halt the current upmove and pull the stock to test the QR98.0 level. DHBK moved above the QR66.0 level and tagged a 52-week high yesterday on the back of large volumes. Moreover, the stock has been in bullish mode since clearing the 21-day moving average and is gradually gaining strength. We believe the stock may continue its rally and tag a new 52-week high. Meanwhile, the RSI and the MACD lines are pointing higher indicating a likely upmove. However, traders may need to keep a close watch near QR66.0 for any reversal signs. Page 1 of 2
  2. 2. Name (Ticker) Last Close Trend Short Term Support Long Term First Resistance Second First Second Qatar Exchange Index (QE Index) 11,822.78 UP UP 11,754.45 11,700.00 11,850.00 11,915.72 Al Rayan Islamic Index (QERI Index) 3,375.12 UP UP 3,350.00 3,330.00 3,382.68 3,400.00 Masraf Al Rayan (MARK QD) 39.05 UP UP 38.00 36.55 40.00 41.00 Commercial Bank of Qatar (CBQK QD) 74.60 UP UP 74.00 73.50 75.00 75.40 Doha Bank (DHBK QD)* 66.50 UP UP 65.70 64.80 67.00 67.50 Qatar Islamic Bank (QIBK QD) 81.80 UP UP 80.20 79.40 82.20 83.00 Qatar International Islamic Bank (QIIK QD) 74.00 UP UP 72.80 72.50 74.50 75.00 Qatar Insurance (QATI QD) 66.00 UP UP 65.50 64.00 66.80 67.50 National Leasing Holding Co. (NLCS QD) 29.10 DOWN DOWN 28.50 28.00 29.15 29.95 Widam Food Co. (WDAM QD) 50.80 UP DOWN 49.30 48.10 51.00 51.90 Al Meera Consumer Goods Co. (MERS) 155.00 UP UP 154.90 153.70 159.00 160.00 Industries Qatar (IQCD QD) 193.70 UP UP 192.40 190.00 195.00 197.70 Qatar Electricity & Water Co. (QEWS QD) 192.10 UP UP 190.00 188.00 194.30 196.00 Gulf International Services (GISS QD) 82.00 UP UP 81.00 79.90 82.50 84.60 Qatari Investors Group (QIGD QD) 41.50 DOWN DOWN 41.00 39.50 43.45 44.50 Barwa Real Estate Co. (BRES QD)* 32.30 UP UP 32.00 31.60 32.85 33.50 United Development Co. (UDCD QD) 22.84 UP DOWN 22.38 22.00 22.84 23.10 Ooredoo (ORDS QD) 151.50 UP UP 149.00 145.90 153.00 155.00 Vodafone Qatar (VFQS QD) 12.39 UP UP 12.15 12.09 12.80 13.00 Nakilat (QGTS QD)* 22.35 UP UP 22.00 21.83 22.80 23.25 Milaha (QNNS QD)* 99.90 UP UP 99.00 98.00 101.27 103.48 Banks and Financial Services Banks and Consumer Goods and Services Consumer G Industrials Real Estate Telecom Transportat *These stocks are today’s suggested ideas Overall Methodology: The charts and descriptions on Page 1 provide an indicative view of the future direction of the equities mentioned. The table on page 2 has been provided to denote historical movements in certain stocks. The historical trend analysis uses 21- and 55day SMAs for indicating short-term and long-term trends, respectively. Based on these SMAs, the historical direction of the trend is denoted as UP, DOWN or FLAT. Selection of Key Stocks of the Day: Key stocks’ selection is based on our analysis of 19 members of the QE Index (excludes QNBK QD). Analysis includes identifying trends (short-term as well as long-term), patterns and support/resistance levels. Trend Direction: The methods used to determine trend direction are subjective in nature. We use 21-day SMA and 55-day SMA, absolute price movements, price movements relative to SMAs and accurately drawn trend lines and chart patterns to determine the short- and long-term trends. Investment Horizon: The definition of short term and long term depends upon investors’ preferences and their investment objectives. As a rule of thumb, the time horizon for traders/short-term trend is 1-3 weeks while it is 1-3 months for investors/long-term trend. Combining Technical and Fundamental Analysis: Investors can combine technical analysis (TA) with fundamental analysis (FA) to maximize their investment returns. While the “True Value” of stocks could be estimated by FA, the entry and exit timings could be fine tuned using technical analysis to benefit from short-term movements in stock prices. Trading Tactics: The trend direction should be analyzed based on the time-horizon of your investments. In general, investors attempt selling close to resistance levels during a downtrend and attempt buying close to support levels during uptrend. Definitions: 1> Simple Moving Average (SMA): A SMA is the average of the closing price of a security for a given period. 2> RSI (Relative Strength Index): A technical momentum indicator that ranges from 0 to 100 and compares the stock’s recent price movements by evaluating recent gains and losses. Stocks with RSI above 70 could be considered overbought and below 30 could be considered oversold. If the RSI falls below 70, it is a bearish signal. On the other hand, if the RSI rises above 30 it is considered bullish. We use a RSI of 14 days. 3> MACD (Moving Average Convergence Divergence): MACD denotes the relationship between two moving averages, which is used to spot changes in strength, direction, momentum and duration of a stock price trend. The MACD is calculated by subtracting the 26-day exponential moving average (EMA) from the 12-day EMA. A nine-day EMA of the MACD, called the signal line, is also plotted on top of the MACD, functioning as a trigger for buy/sell signals. The MACD line above the signal line provides a positive signal and vice versa. Contacts Saugata Sarkar Ahmed M. Shehada Keith Whitney Sahbi Kasraoui QNB Financial Services SPC Head of Research Tel: (+974) 4476 6534 saugata.sarkar@qnbfs.com.qa Head of Trading Tel: (+974) 4476 6535 ahmed.shehada@qnbfs.com.qa Head of Sales Tel: (+974) 4476 6533 keith.whitney@qnbfs.com.qa Manager - HNWI Tel: (+974) 4476 6544 sahbi.alkasraoui@qnbfs.com.qa Contact Center: (+974) 4476 6666 PO Box 24025 Doha, Qatar DISCLAIMER: This publication has been prepared by QNB Financial Services SPC (“QNBFS”) a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qatar National Bank (“QNB”). QNBFS is regulated by the Qatar Financial Markets Authority and the Qatar Exchange; QNB is regulated by the Qatar Central Bank. This publication expresses the views and opinions of QNBFS at a given time only. It is not an offer, promotion or recommendation to buy or sell securities or other investments, nor is it intended to constitute legal, tax, accounting, or financial advice. We therefore strongly advise potential investors to seek independent professional advice before making any investment decision. Although the information in this report has been obtained from sources that QNBFS believes to be reliable, we have not independently verified such information and it may not be accurate or complete. While this publication has been prepared with the utmost degree of care by our analysts, QNBFS does not make any representations or warranties as to the accuracy and completeness of the information it may contain, and declines any liability in that respect. QNBFS reserves the right to amend the views and opinions expressed in this publication at any time. It may also express viewpoints or make investment decisions that differ significantly from, or even contradict, the views and opinions included in this report. COPYRIGHT: No part of this document may be reproduced without the explicit written permission of QNBFS. Page 2 of 2