MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Stock Exchange Index (PSEi) closed relatively flat versus yesterday. The index closed at 7,227.45, down by 2.21 points or 0.03 percent.
The sectors’ performance was mixed for today. Best performer today is the Mining and Oil sector, rising by 0.61 percent. AT rallied and closed at 5.59, up by 0.27 points or 5.08 percent. Nickel miners also did well with NIKL rising by 0.74 percent and FNI by 2.12 percent. PXP also closed higher at 3.64, up by 1.69 percent. MARC, however, was down for the day by 2.82 percent.
The worst performer for the day is the service sector as it fell by 0.75 percent. MRSGI broke down the P4 level to close at 3.87, down by 3.57 percent. BLOOM also further pulled back to 7.50 and is down by 3.10 percent. NOW also gave up some of its gains as it hit resistance. It closed at 2.90, down by 2.36 percent. TEL, the telco giant, is also down by 1.36 percent to close at 1,450. Its close competitor, GLO, is also down by 1.16 percent at 1,700. SBS was the outperformer of the sector as it rose to 6.86, up by 6.69 percent.
The most active stock for the day is BDO with P368.29 million, GTCAP with P350.46 million, and MBT with P272.95 million.
The significant gainers include ALCO as it rallied to 0.96, up by 18.52 percent; ATN, up by 12.50 percent; ATNB, up by 9.09 percent; SBS, up by 6.69 percent; AT, up by 5.59 percent; and PPC, up by 4.49 percent.
The significant losers include VITA, down by 5 percent; WPI, down by 4.60 percent; ARA, down by 3.80 percent; and COAL, down by 3.77 percent.
There were 96 advancers, 83 decliners, and 54 unchanged issues.
The value turnover totaled P5.1 billion. Foreigners bought P2.32 billion worth of Philippine equities while they sold P2.89 billion resulting in a net foreign selling of P566.4 million.
On a 30-day trading period, PSEi is on a Net Foreign Selling worth PHP4,660,555,000.00.
To interpret the chart below, please note that the farther the stock from the center of the circle, the bigger is the Net Foreign Buying. The closer the stock to the center of the circle, the bigger is the Net Foreign Selling. These 50 stocks in this chart are the 50 stocks with the biggest total turnover value.
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