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Stronger-than-expected earnings prompt investors to snap up URC

UNIVERSAL ROBINA CORP. (URC) is one of the most actively traded issues last week as investors took notice of its resiliency despite the lockdowns in several areas of the country.

OUTLIER: 5G rollout, Duterte threat on telcos drive PLDT’s stock movement

MARKET PLAYERS reacted to news surrounding telecom giant PLDT, Inc. last week — namely, President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s renewed threats to close or expropriate telco firms if they do not improve on their services, and the announcement of PLDT subsidiary Smart Communications, Inc. to launch its fifth-generation (5G) service starting the end of July.

OUTLIER: Investors lukewarm on BPI after first-half earnings drop

INVESTORS rebalanced their positions on Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) last week after it released its first-half earnings report.

OUTLIER: ABS-CBN franchise rejection drives trade volume of rival GMA

NEWS of Philippine lawmakers rejecting the franchise application of ABS-CBN Corp. drove market players to take positions — and later profits — on the stock of rival GMA Network, Inc. last week.

OUTLIER: ALI declines as market braces for new round of lockdown

INVESTOR concerns over stricter lockdown dragged property stocks, making Ayala Land, Inc. (ALI) the third most actively traded stock last week.

OUTLIER: Investors lukewarm on Alliance Global as pandemic woes persist

INVESTORS remained lukewarm on Alliance Global, Inc. despite the diversified conglomerate’s report of a double-digit income growth last year as the pandemic cast a long shadow to its profitability this year.

OUTLIER: Grocery operator MerryMart gets merry debut and trading week

MERRYMART Consumer Corp. ended up as the most actively traded stock in the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) last week following its market debut on Monday.

OUTLIER: BDO Unibank investors take profit as gloomy prospects linger

ECONOMIC uncertainty brought about by the pandemic’s “new normal” prompted investors of BDO Unibank, Inc. to take profit, making it the fourth most actively traded issue last week.

OUTLIER: Profit taking drags Globe Telecom stock lower

PROFIT taking drove much of Globe Telecom, Inc.’s stock activity last week.

OUTLIER: Investors snatch up Puregold after earnings, MSCI inclusion

INVESTORS took positions on Puregold Price Club, Inc. last week with analysts attributing it to its earnings result and its addition to a global equity index.

Lockdown easing draws investors to SMIC

THE easing of lockdown restrictions such as the reopening of malls led to increased trading activity in the SM Investments Corp. (SMIC) stock last week.

Investors remain upbeat on Ayala Corp.

IMPROVED investor sentiment made Ayala Corp. one of the most actively traded stock in the exchange last week after President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s apology to the Zobel brothers earlier this month.

Investors keen on MPIC as stocks rise after Duterte apology

METRO Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) was among the companies whose stocks saw renewed investor interest after President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s apology to Manuel V. Pangilinan and the Zobel brothers over his remarks about the businessmen’s companies in recent months.

Security Bank earnings whet investors’ appetite

INVESTORS took positions on Security Bank Corp. last week after the release of its first-quarter earnings report.

Capex cut, dampened sentiment pull down Ayala Land shares

INVESTORS sold off Ayala Land, Inc. (ALI) shares last week after the property developer’s decision to cut capital expenditures (capex) for the year because of overall market weakness brought about by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

Strong earnings, food prospects lift JG Summit

JG Summit Holdings, Inc. was among the most actively traded stock last week as investors took note of its robust earnings last year and positive sentiment on its food unit during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).

Investors pick up Jollibee stock on a bargain, but some see...

INVESTORS pounced on the Jollibee Foods Corp. stock last week as they took advantage of its attractive valuation following weeks of sell-offs.

PLDT ‘intact’ as pandemic boosts data services demand

PLDT, INC. was one of the most actively traded stocks last week as investors expected the company’s earnings to at least be sustained amid the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) by way of higher demand for data services among households.

Panic selling pulls down SM Prime

PANIC SELLING among investors prevailed during the shortened trading week amid continued pandemic uncertainty, making Sy-led SM Prime Holdings, Inc. one of actively traded issues last week.

BDO Unibank not spared by last week’s massive sell-off as investor...

INVESTORS, spooked by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, prompted massive sell-offs, making BDO Unibank, Inc. one of the most actively traded issues last week.

MPIC shares climb as earnings results outweigh uncertainties

INVESTORS continued to take positions on Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) stock last week following the release of the company’s annual earnings results late last month.

POGO crackdown, virus weigh on Megaworld stock

THE CRACKDOWN on Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGOs) by both Philippine and Chinese governments, coupled with the outbreak of the new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), led investors to sell their shares in Megaworld Corp.

Investors sell MacroAsia shares after award of Sangley airport project

INVESTORS sold MacroAsia Corp. shares following news of the company, along with its Chinese partner China Communications Construction Co. Ltd. (CCCC), being awarded the contract to develop Sangley airport in Cavite.

Negative investor sentiment pulls down ISM’s share price

INVESTORS sold off ISM Communications Corp. shares last week with analysts attributing the movement to overall negative market sentiment as well as news on Dito Telecommunity Corp.’s possible delay in its commercial operations.

Razon entry drives Manila Water trade volume

NEWS of tycoon Enrique K. Razon, Jr. buying into Manila Water Co., Inc. made the listed water concessionaire the third-most actively traded issue last week.

Expectations of profitability boost PhilWeb’s stock price

PHILWEB Corp. was among the most actively traded stocks last week with traders taking their cue from news regarding the firm being in talks with an online gaming provider in a bid to return to profitability this year.

Government probe of contracts drags down stock price of Ayala Corp.

THE government’s review of its contracts with diversified conglomerate Ayala Corp.’s units prompted investors to sell the stock, making it one of the most actively traded issues last week.

Doubts on fate of reclamation projects weigh down SM Prime Holdings

INVESTORS bet on the future of Sy-led SM Prime Holdings, Inc. after President Rodrigo R. Duterte said he would not approve proposed Manila Bay reclamation projects unless proponents have safety measures for the environment and public health.

JG Summit’s share price down after raising stake in PLDT

THE recent purchase of PLDT, Inc. shares by Gokongwei-led JG Summit Holdings, Inc. made the latter one of the most actively traded stocks last week with investors deciding to take profits.

Outlier: Jollibee stock a bargain after slide in 2019, say analysts

DESPITE investors unloading shares of Jollibee Foods Corp. for the majority of 2019 due to profitability concerns, the stock may once again be back on the shopping list with one analyst saying the current stock price is already at a bargain.

Outlier: Profit taking drags Ayala Land stocks lower

POLICY UNCERTAINTY surrounding the property sector led some market players to take profits on Ayala Land, Inc. (ALI) stocks last week.

Manila Water continues slide amid regulatory uncertainty

AYALA-LED Manila Water Company, Inc. was one of the most actively traded issues last week as investors bet on the future of the concession agreements of the country’s two largest water companies.

DMCI continues slide as government cancels extension of water concession deals

THE government’s decision to revoke the extension of the concession agreements with Metro Manila’s two water providers last week led investors to sell their shares in affected listed firms, such as DMCI Holdings, Inc. which has a minority stake in Maynilad Water Services, Inc.

MPIC weighed down by Duterte remarks on water firms

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte’s tirade against Metro Manila’s water concessionaires last week led investors to unload shares of Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) as it is the controlling stakeholder of water firm Maynilad Water Services, Inc.

Sweet debut for Fruitas as investors optimistic on its prospects

FRUITAS Holdings, Inc. made its market debut only last Friday, but it still ended up as the tenth most actively traded stock last week.

Semirara Mining continues to face regulatory challenges

SEMIRARA Mining and Power Corp. (SMPC) was among the most actively traded stocks last week, after the Department of Energy (DoE) issued a suspension of Consunji-led company’s coal trading activities for one month and coal mining operations due to a mudflow incident in Semirara island.

ICTSI stocks drop on lower-than-expected third-quarter earnings

RAZON-LED International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) was among the most traded stocks last week as investors reacted to the company’s third-quarter earnings that fell below expectations.

Better-than-expected earnings drive SMIC stock higher

SM Investments Corp. (SMIC) was the most actively traded stock last week after the company’s third-quarter earnings exceeded expectations.

Expectations of better third-quarter earnings drive Ayala Land’s stock movement

AYALA LAND, Inc. (ALI) was the seventh most actively traded stock last week, ahead of the release of the company’s earnings report this week.

Investors unload URC shares after lower-than-expected Q3 earnings

GOKONGWEI-LED Universal Robina Corp. (URC) was among the most traded stocks last week as investors started to unload some of their shares after the company’s third-quarter earnings fell below expectations.

Better net earnings boost Ayala-led BPI’s share price

AYALA-LED Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) was among the most actively traded stock last week as investors take cue from the lender’s good third-quarter earnings.

AllHome soars on positive sentiment after initial public offering

AFTER DEBUTING at the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) on Thursday and recording only two days of trading so far, AllHome Corp. was already one of the most actively traded stocks in the local bourse last week.

Investment in Tim Ho Wan brand drives Jollibee’s stock price

NEWS on Jollibee Foods Corp.’s increased investment in the owner of the Asia Pacific master franchise for Tim Ho Wan drove market activity for the former’s stock last week.

POGO crackdown, RWM delisting weigh on AGI stocks

THE government’s crackdown on Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGO) weighed on Alliance Global Group, Inc. (AGI), making it one of the most actively traded stocks last week.

Investors unload Phinma Energy Corp. shares after the planned stock rights...

By Marissa Mae M. Ramos Researcher NEWS of Phinma Energy Corp.’s (now AC Energy Philippines, Inc.) plans to fuel its expansion through a stock rights offering...