Last week, Philippine stocks suffered a beating following a sharp decline in the stock price of SM Investments Corp. (SM), a large conglomerate with market capitalization of more than P641 billion. A big price fluctuation in such a large company would no doubt lead to a big movement in the Philippine stock market. And we saw this happen last week.
But why? What explains the sudden price drop of SM that led to an overall decline in the prices of Philippine stocks?