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TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: QE INDEX AND KEY STOCKS TO CONSIDER
QE Index: Short-Term – Uptrend
The QE Index extended i...
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Saugata Sarkar Keith Whitney Sahbi Kasraoui QNB Financial Services SPC
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  1. 1. Page 1 of 2 TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: QE INDEX AND KEY STOCKS TO CONSIDER QE Index: Short-Term – Uptrend The QE Index extended its gains, rallying around 132 points, up by 1.07% on the back of large volumes. The index continued its bullish momentum and comfortably breached the 12,400.0 psychological level to close at 12,453.86. We believe the index has a strong momentum going and may continue its rally to advance toward 12,500.0-12,514.0 levels. Meanwhile, both the momentum indicators support the index for a higher move. Masraf Al Rayan: Short-Term – Uptrend MARK simultaneously breached the resistances of both the ascending triangle at QR43.50 and QR44.15 on the back of large volumes, tagging a new all-time high. Further, the stock developed a bullish Marubozu candle pattern, indicating a likely continuation of this rally. The stock has been in an uptrend mode since moving above the 21-day moving average and has gained strength. With both the indicators looking strong, the stock is poised for new highs. Al Rayan Islamic Index: Short-Term – Uptrend The QERI Index rallied aggressively and moved higher by 1.95% to surpass its previous best of 4,027.12. Based on the current higher push and strong buying interest, we believe the index may continue to rise, tagging new highs. The index is currently trading in an unchartered territory and has no resistance level to deal with. Meanwhile, the bullishness in the RSI remains intact, while the MACD is diverging away from the signal line on the upside. United Development Co.: Short-Term – Breakout UDCD surpassed the resistances of QR22.66 and the rising wedge trendline at QR23.09 in a single trading session. Notably, volumes were also large on the breakout, which is a positive sign. We believe this strong resistance breach has bullish implications and the stock may rally further to test QR23.42. However, a dip below its ascending trendline may halt its upmove. Meanwhile, both the indicators are providing bullish signals, suggesting a further upside. Medicare Group: Short-Term – Uptrend MCGS cleared the resistance of QR79.90 and reached an all-time high. With volumes picking up as well, it seems potential buyers are stepping in. The stock has been experiencing strong gains in the past few days and is in an uptrend mode. Meanwhile, the RSI is moving strongly into the overbought territory, while the MACD is diverging away in a bullish manner. Thus, the current prognosis implies that the stock may continue its rally and tag new highs. Vodafone Qatar: Short-Term – Uptrend VFQS surged 9.99% and breached its resistances of QR14.03 and QR14.23, after consolidating below over the past few days. Moreover, the stock developed a bullish Marubozu candle pattern, indicating it may likely to extend this rally further. We believe the stock is trending strong and further spike in volumes indicate that VFQS may continue to accelerate, tagging new highs. Meanwhile, both the indicators are pointing upward with no immediate reversal signs.
  2. 2. Contacts Saugata Sarkar Keith Whitney Sahbi Kasraoui QNB Financial Services SPC Head of Research Head of Sales Manager - HNWI Contact Center: (+974) 4476 6666 Tel: (+974) 4476 6534 Tel: (+974) 4476 6533 Tel: (+974) 4476 6544 PO Box 24025 saugata.sarkar@qnbfs.com.qa keith.whitney@qnbfs.com.qa sahbi.alkasraoui@qnbfs.com.qa 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 *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 55- day 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. Name (Ticker) Last Close Trend Support Resistance Short Term Long Term First Second First Second Qatar Exchange Index (QE Index) 12,453.86 UP UP 12,300.00 12,216.75 12,513.65 12,627.32 Al Rayan Islamic Index (QERI Index) 4,042.57 UP UP 4,027.12 4,000.00 4,070.00 4,100.00 Banks and Financial Services Banks and Masraf Al Rayan (MARK QD)* 44.60 UP UP 44.15 43.50 46.00 47.50 Commercial Bank of Qatar (CBQK QD) 68.70 UP UP 68.40 65.75 70.00 71.50 Doha Bank (DHBK QD) 62.90 UP UP 61.50 60.00 63.30 64.50 Qatar Islamic Bank (QIBK QD) 81.70 UP UP 80.20 78.80 82.00 82.40 Qatar International Islamic Bank (QIIK QD) 82.00 UP UP 80.70 78.90 83.00 83.50 Qatar Insurance (QATI QD) 75.00 UP UP 74.80 72.40 76.00 77.50 Al Khalij Commercial Bank (KCBK QD) 23.19 UP UP 22.90 21.49 23.50 24.40 Consumer Goods and Services Consumer G Medicare Group (MCGS QD)* 81.50 UP UP 79.90 79.00 83.00 84.50 Al Meera Consumer Goods Co. (MERS QD) 182.00 UP UP 175.00 164.00 182.00 185.00 Industrials Industries Qatar (IQCD QD) 182.00 DOWN DOWN 181.40 180.00 183.00 184.50 Qatar Electricity & Water Co. (QEWS QD) 183.00 UP UP 180.00 178.20 185.00 190.00 Gulf International Services (GISS QD) 91.70 UP UP 90.00 86.60 93.00 94.50 Qatari Investors Group (QIGD QD) 60.80 UP UP 58.00 56.20 61.30 64.70 Real Estate Barwa Real Estate Co. (BRES QD) 37.10 UP UP 36.80 35.80 37.40 38.40 United Development Co. (UDCD QD)* 23.12 UP UP 23.00 22.66 23.42 24.40 Telecom Ooredoo (ORDS QD) 148.00 UP UP 145.30 143.50 149.00 151.00 Vodafone Qatar (VFQS QD)* 15.41 UP UP 14.23 14.03 16.50 17.00 Transportat Nakilat (QGTS QD) 21.91 UP UP 21.15 20.90 22.19 22.50 Milaha (QNNS QD) 97.00 UP UP 96.50 95.10 98.30 100.10
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