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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...

MPIC hospital unit’s listing plans drive stock price movement

PLANS OF Metro Pacific Hospital Holdings, Inc. (MPHHI) to embark on an P83.3-billion maiden share sale drove the stock movement of parent Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) last week.

Nickel Asia’s stock price soars on earnings prospects following Indonesia’s nickel...

INVESTORS took positions on Nickel Asia Corp. following the news of Indonesia’s ban on nickel exports, in which the company is seen to benefit in increase ore production in order to supply the market demand.

Now’s stock price rises on fourth telco player ambition

INVESTORS took positions on Now Corp. following news of its affiliate’s collaboration with a Singapore-based firm for a nationwide fiber rollout, which is seen bolstering the company’s ambition to become the fourth major telecommunications player.

Growth prospects boost Ayala Land stock

AYALA Land, Inc. (ALI) was the most actively traded stock last week as investors continued to take cues from the developer’s “good” second-quarter earnings, and the launch of its P16.1-billion office-for-sale project in Quezon City.

Better earnings make JG Summit an attractive stock — analysts

BETTER EARNINGS and renewed investor interest made JG Summit Holdings, Inc. one of the most active stocks at the stock exchange last week.

OUTLIER: Investors unload SMPH shares on market jitters

SM PRIME Holdings, Inc. (SMPH) was among the most traded stocks last week due to a slew of factors that may adversely affect the company’s bottom line in the short term such as the lower-than-expected second-quarter economic growth, the renewed escalation of US-China trade tensions, and statements of the Chinese Embassy signaling a crackdown of its citizens’ offshore gambling activities in the country.

Coffee segment’s resurgence lifts Universal Robina stock

GROWTH prospects from Universal Robina Corp.’s (URC) coffee business made the Gokongwei-led firm one of the most actively traded issues in the local bourse last week.

Investors snap up BPI stocks on Fed, BSP easing bets

BETS on monetary policy easing at home and abroad led investors to snap up bank stocks including the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), making it one of the most actively traded last week.

Third telco license boosts Chelsea’s prospects

AFTER Dito Telecommunity Corp. (formerly known as the Mislatel consortium) received its operating license last week, major shareholder Chelsea Logistics and Infrastructure Holdings Corp. was one of the most actively traded stocks last week.

Investors take positions as RRHI considers exit from fashion to focus...

NEWS OF Robinsons Retail Holdings, Inc.’s (RRHI) plans to exit from the fashion business and instead focus on pet care, health, and beauty products made the company one of the most actively traded stocks last week.

Growth prospects boost Andrew Tan-led property company’s stock

INVESTORS bought Megaworld Corp. shares last week given the company’s attractive growth prospects amid its aggressive expansion plans and its insulation from the moratorium on the economic zone development in Metro Manila that would put Information Technology and Business Process Management (IT-BPM) projects on hold.

Investors take positions on ISM amid backdoor listing hopes

DEVELOPMENTS on new telecommunications player Mislatel consortium and hopes on the backdoor listing of Dennis Uy’s Udenna Corp. through ISM Communications Corp. (ISM) made the latter one of the most actively traded stocks last week.

ICTSI stock price rises on planned terminal expansion in Croatia, net...

INVESTORS snapped up shares of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) on news its subsidiary in Croatia has started a year-long expansion of its terminal at the Port of Rijeka to accommodate larger vessels.

Central bank nod for LTNCDs drives Security Bank stock

THE NEWS on Security Bank Corp. receiving regulatory approval to issue up to P20 billion worth of long-term negotiable certificates of time deposits (LTNCDs) last Tuesday drew interest for some investors, but it was heavily offset by the sell-off of Philippine equities that day following the performance of the Nasdaq index that drove market sentiment at home.

Heavy trading, Gold Coin acquisition boost AEV stock

A TUG of war between buyers and sellers last Tuesday, followed by net buying at the latter part of the week on news of an Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Inc. (AEV) subsidiary’s full acquisition of a Singapore-based animal feeds maker company drove the stock’s trading activity last week.

Investors snap up Globe shares as telco stands by Huawei amid...

INVESTORS bought Globe Telecom, Inc. shares last week following the company’s announcement it will continue to partner with Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. despite the United States placing the Chinese tech giant on a trade blacklist.

Central bank moves, speculation over timing of REIT listing propel Ayala...

AYALA LAND, Inc. (ALI) was one of the most actively traded stocks last week following the easing in monetary policy as well as traders speculating on the timing of the company’s plans to conduct a real estate investment trust (REIT) listing on the stock exchange this year.

OUTLIER: Investors load up on PLDT shares on expectations of sustained...

INVESTORS bought PLDT, Inc. shares last week given the attractiveness of the company’s growth prospects.

Expansion plans prompt investors to snap up AC stocks

AYALA CORP. (AC) was the sixth most actively traded stock in the Philippine Stock Exchange last week with analysts attributing the movement to the disclosure of the company’s expansion plans.

Higher profits provide a boost to BDO stock

THE Sy-led BDO Unibank, Inc. was one of the most actively traded stocks last week as market players reacted to its first-quarter earnings report.

SMFB stock gets a lift amid expectations of easing inflation

EXPECTATIONS of better earnings this year led San Miguel Food and Beverage, Inc. (SMFB) shares to be among the most active last week.

Profitability concerns weigh on Jollibee stock price

INVESTOR concerns on Jollibee Food Corp.’s profitability for the first half of the year made the company’s stock one of the most actively traded last week.

Investors unload Cemex Philippines stocks over potential stock rights offering

NEWS of Cemex Holdings Philippines, Inc.’s plans to more than triple its authorized capital stock as part of efforts to raise funds through a potential stock rights offering (SRO) made the Cemex stock one of the most actively traded last week.