Investors continue to take cues from PLDT earnings report

INVESTORS continued to take positions on PLDT, Inc. stock last week following the release of the company’s annual earnings results early this month.

Better-than-expected profit boosts Metro Pacific’s share price

BETTER-THAN-EXPECTED earnings and renewed investor interest made the Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) stock one of the most actively traded last week.

Expectations of better earnings this year make Megawide an attractive stock...

MEGAWIDE CONSTRUCTION Corp. was one of the most actively traded stocks in the Philippine Stock Exchange last week on account of the attractiveness of the company’s future growth prospects according to analysts.

Expansion plans, index rebalancing lift ICTSI stock price

INTERNATIONAL CONTAINER Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) was one of the most actively traded stocks in the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) last week with analysts pointing to ICTSI Chairman Enrique K. Razon, Jr.’s interest in taking over a bankrupt Subic-based shipbuilder, the company’s expansion plans abroad, and the rebalancing of a global equity index that increased the stock’s weight as driving factors.

Bloomberry stock price gets lift from PSE index inclusion

BLOOMBERRY RESORTS Corp. was the second most actively traded stock last week following the announcement that it will be included in the 30-member Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) starting today (Feb. 18).

Ayala Land gets lift after hiking stake in Laguna park

INVESTORS SNAPPED up Ayala Land, Inc. (ALI) shares last week following the disclosure of the developer’s plans to consolidate its interest in Prime Orion Philippines, Inc. (POPI) through Laguna Technopark, Inc. (LTI).

Ayala Corp.

AYALA CORP. was the most actively traded stock in the exchange last week on account of the results of the country’s fourth-quarter economic performance and the spillover effects from Mitsubishi Corp.’s block sale a week prior.

Manila Bay rehabilitation hangs over SM’s reclamation project

PROSPECTS OF SM Prime Holdings, Inc.’s reclamation projects in Manila Bay were dimmed by the government’s planned rehabilitation efforts there, making it the most actively traded issue on the market last week.

Foreign investors’ appetite for Jollibee remains strong

FOREIGNERS loaded up on Jollibee Foods Corp. shares, making it one of the most actively traded stocks in the local bourse last week.

Bright prospects expected for Puregold in 2019

FOREIGN INVESTORS snapped up shares in Puregold Price Club, Inc., as the grocery retailer is expected to benefit from slower inflation and higher consumer spending.

San Miguel Corp. (SMC)

INVESTORS UNLOADED shares in San Miguel Corp. (SMC) last week after a court ruling ordering the return of assets acquired by several firms through the coconut levy fund, which include shares of the diversified conglomerate.

Aboitiz Equity Ventures

ABOITIZ EQUITY Ventures, Inc. (AEV) was one of the most actively traded stocks last week following its buyback program and the death of its chairman.

EasyCall Communications Philippines, Inc.

EASYCALL Communications Philippines, Inc. saw its stock price more than double last week amid speculation of a brewing partnership with the incoming major telecommunications provider.

OUTLIER: Chelsea Logistics Holdings Corp.

CHELSEA Logistics Holdings Corp. (CLC) was one of the most actively traded stocks last week following the official announcement of the Mislatel Consortium -- of which CLC is a member – as the country’s new third telecommunications provider.

Aboitiz Power Corp.

ABOITIZ Power Corp. was one of the most actively traded stocks last week due to expectations of higher demand for energy in the closing months of 2018 as well as the company’s recent acquisition in Ayala-led AC Energy Inc.’s assets.

ISM Communications Corp.

INVESTORS loaded up on Dennis A. Uy-led ISM Communications Corp. last week after the consortium formed by China Telecommunications Corp. and Mr. Uy’s companies Udenna Corp. and Chelsea Logistics Holding Corp. was named as provisional winner in the government’s search for the country’s third major telecommunications service provider.

PXP Energy Corporation (PXP)

The possible lifting of the moratorium on Service Contract (SC) 72 and the investment of businessman Dennis A. Uy’s Dennison Holdings Corp. in PXP Energy Corp. (PXP) made the latter’s stock one of the hottest last week.

Megawide Construction Corp.

SHARES of Megawide Construction Corp. continued seeing demand last week as the company carries out its P2-billion buyback program, which according to traders, boosted investor confidence on the stock.

Ayala Corp. (AC)

AYALA Corp.’s (AC) growth prospects, coupled with macroeconomic concerns led foreign investors to sell their shares in the stock while local investors took positions, making it one of the most actively traded stocks last week.

Banking industry weakness weighs down Security Bank

NEWS of Security Bank Corp.’s (SECB) fund-raising via its five-year fixed rate note facility, coupled with the ongoing weakness from the banking industry in general, made it one of the most actively traded stocks last week.

OUTLIER: SM Investments Corp.

DOMESTIC inflation concerns at home coupled with perceived weakness on emerging markets, in general, caused market players to unload some of their shares in Sy-led SM Investments Corp., making it one of the most traded stocks last week.

OUTLIER: Ayala Land, Inc.

FOREIGNERS loaded on Ayala Land, Inc. (ALI) stocks last week, making it the most actively traded stock in the local bourse during the period.

OUTLIER: ATN Holdings, Inc.

STRONG PROSPECTS of supplying rock requirements for the government’s Manila Bay reclamation projects made ATN Holdings, Inc. (ATN) one of the hottest stocks among traders last week.