Best Stock Gainers and Losers in the PSE (January-June 2017)

James Ryan Jonas

The first six months of the year have passed and now we’re into the second half of 2017! Can you believe it?

First, let’s try to recap what happened in the Philippine stock market during the first half of the year, that is, from January to June 2017.

PSEi Performance: 1st Half of 2017 (Jan-June 2017)

The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) ended the first half of the year on a positive note, growing by +14.66% in the first six months of the year.

That means if you merely invested in the PSE index, your P10,000 would have earned you a profit of P1,500. Your total stocks portfolio would have grown in value from P10,000 to P11,500.

Not bad, given the tumultuous and fluctuating daily movement of the Philippine stock market in recent months.

Now let’s see which stocks were the best and worst performing during the same period.

Top 10 PSE index (PSEi) Gainers

From the 30 companies that comprise the PSEi, here are the 10 Best Performing index stocks that gained the most in the first half of the year:

  1. International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICT)
  2. Globe Telecom (GLO)
  3. PLDT (TEL)
  4. Ayala Land Inc. (ALI)
  5. SM Investments Corp. (SM)
  6. Semirara Mining & Power Corp. (SCC)
  7. Megaworld Corp. (MEG)
  8. Metrobank (MBT)
  9. Energy Development Corp. (EDC)
  10. Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI)
Stock CodeCompanyStarting Price (Jan 2017)Ending Price (June 2017)Price Change %
2GLOGlobe Telecom 1,514.00 2,048.00 35.27%
3TELPLDT 1,370.00 1,798.00 31.24%
4ALIAyala Land Inc.32.0039.7524.22%
5SMSM Investments650.00803.0023.54%
6SCCSemirara Mining130.70160.5022.80%
7MEGMegaworld Corp.3.544.3021.47%
9EDCEnergy Development Corp.5.086.0519.09%
10BPIBank of the Philippine Islands88.50104.0017.51%

Top 8 PSE index Losers

Meanwhile, here are Top 8 stocks that lost the most or suffered big price declines in the last 6 months:

  1. First Gen Corp. (FGEN)
  2. Aboitiz Power (AP)
  3. GT Capital Holdings (GTCAP)
  4. Robinson Land Corp. (RLC)
  5. Petron Corp. (PCOR)
  6. Meralco (MER)
  7. Metro Pacific Investments (MPI)
  8. Universal Robina Corp. (URC)
Stock CodeCompanyStarting Price (Jan 2017)Ending Price (June 2017)Price Change %
1FGENFirst Gen Corp.21.3518.90-11.48%
2APAboitiz Power42.0038.90-7.38%
3GTCAPGT Capital Holdings 1,300.00 1,210.00 -6.92%
4RLCRobinson Land Corp.25.9024.25-6.37%
5PCORPetron Corp.10.109.68-4.16%
7MPIMetro Pacific Investments6.506.39-1.69%
9URCUniversal Robina Corp.165.00162.90-1.27%

Top 10 Overall Stock Price Winners

Looking at all stocks traded in the PSE, the following 10 stocks generated the highest price increases in the 1st half of 2017.

  1. Macroasia Corp. (MAC)
  2. 2GO Group (2GO)
  3. MRC Allied Inc. (MRC)
  4. Arthaland Corp. (ALCO)
  5. Melco Resorts Crown Phils. (MCP)
  6. Waterfront Philippines Inc. (WPI)
  7. Integrated Micro-Electronics Inc. (IMI)
  8. Agri-Nurture Inc. (ANI)
  9. Roxas Holdings (ROX)
  10. PetroEnergy Resources Corp. (PERC)
Stock CodeCompanyStarting Price (Jan 2017)Ending Price (June 2017)Price Change %
1MACMacroasia Corp.2.247.10216.96%
22GO2GO Group7.6523.25203.92%
3MRCMRC Allied Inc.0.1350.400196.30%
4ALCOArthaland Corp.0.441.17165.91%
5MRPMelco Resorts Crown Phils3.828.74128.80%
6WPIWaterfront Philippines Inc.0.360.81125.00%
7IMIIntegrated Micro-Electronics Inc.6.0513.3119.83%
8ANIAgri-Nurture Inc.4.428.0682.35%
9ROXRoxas Holdings2.805.0078.57%
10PERCPetroEnergy Resources Corp.4.117.1072.75%

Top 10 Overall Stock Price Losers

On the other hand, the following stocks suffered the overall biggest prices losses from January to June this year.

  1. Imperial Resources Inc. (IMP)
  2. Cemex Holdings Phils. (CHP)
  3. Philab Holdings Corp. (DNA)
  4. Apex Mining Co. (APX)
  5. Dizon Copper Silver Mines (DIZ)
  6. Concrete Aggregates Corp. “B” (CAB)
  7. Central Azucarera de Tarlac (CAT)
  8. Nihao Mineral Resources (NI)
  9. Grand Plaza Hotel Corp. (GPH)
  10. Max’s Group (MAXS)
Stock CodeCompanyStarting Price (Jan 2017)Ending Price (June 2017)Price Change %
1IMPImperial Resources Inc.9.323.40-63.54%
2CHPCemex Holdings Phils.11.067.10-35.80%
3DNAPhilab Holdings Corp.9.205.94-35.43%
4APXApex Mining Co.2.651.72-35.09%
5DIZDizon Copper Silver Mines12.088.50-29.64%
6CABConcrete Aggregates Corp. "B"120.0085.10-29.08%
7CATCentral Azucarera de Tarlac20.0014.22-28.90%
8NINihao Mineral Resources2.852.03-28.77%
9GPHGrand Plaza Hotel Corp.17.9813.22-26.47%
10MAXSMax's Group25.5018.92-25.80%
James Ryan Jonas teaches business management, investments, and entrepreneurship at the University of the Philippines (UP). He is also the Executive Director of UP Provident Fund Inc., managing and investing P3.2 Billion ($56.4 Million) worth of retirement funds on behalf of thousands of UP employees.