Top Performing Stocks in the Philippines (January 2015)

James Ryan Jonas

The first month of 2015 is over and it ended positively for stock investors who saw a surprisingly upbeat performance of the Philippine Stock Exchange.

In January 2015, the Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) closed higher by 6.4%, a refreshing news given bleak outlook and fears of recession in other parts of the world.

Which stocks had the highest gains in January 2015? We monitored and summarized them in the following table.

Top 20 Highest PSE Stock Gainers – January 2015

RankCompany NameStock CodePrice Gain % (Jan. 2015)
1Calata Corp.CAL46.00%
2Lafarge Republic Inc.LRI31.84%
3Max's GroupMAXS31.43%
58990 HoldingsHOUSE28.29%
6Bogo MedellinBMM28.25%
7Dizon CopperDIZ26.18%
8Lepanto Cons BLCB22.73%
9Lepanto ConsLC20.93%
10Philippine Stock ExchangePSE20.75%
12First Gen Corp.FGEN19.62%
13RFM Corp.RFM19.52%
14NIHAO MineralNI18.97%
15Concrete AggregatesCA17.30%
162GO Group2GO17.24%
17Lodestar InvLIHC16.13%
20Metro BankMBT13.45%

Top 20 Highest PSE Stock Losers – January 2015

CompanyStock CodePrice Loss % (Jan. 2015)
1Chemical Industries of the Phils.CIP-29.17%
2Jackstones Inc.JAS-19.57%
3ATN HoldingsATN-15.83%
4Nickel AsiaNIKL-15.63%
5Benguet CorpBC-14.87%
6Sun Life FinancialSLF-13.29%
7Cyber Bay Corp.CYBR-13.21%
8Phoenix SemiconductorPSPC-12.14%
9ATN Holdings BATNB-11.47%
10Petron Corp.PCOR-11.46%
11Anglo-Phils Holdings Corp.APO-10.98%
12Leisure ResortLR-10.50%
13Euro-Med LaboratoriesEURO-10.29%
14Vulcan Industrial & MiningVUL-10.23%
15Premium Leisure Corp.PLC-9.62%
16Top Frontier Investment HoldingsTFHI-9.38%
17Marcventures HoldingsMARC-8.85%
18Travellers Int'l Hotel GroupRWM-8.81%
19Melco CrownMCP-8.73%
20Discovery World Corp.DWC-8.65%

As for the 30-company PSE index, majority of the stocks ended in positive territory with only 6 stocks registering a loss.

Here’s the performance of the 30-company PSEi stocks.

CompanyStock CodePrice Gain (Loss) % in Jan. 2015
1First Gen Corp.FGEN19.62%
2Metro BankMBT13.45%
3SM InvestmentsSM13.15%
4Metro Pacific InvestmentsMPI11.18%
5SM Prime HoldingsSMPH10.58%
6LT GroupLTG10.19%
7GT CapitalGTCAP10.00%
8Jollibee Foods Corp.JFC9.95%
9Robinson Land Corp.RLC9.02%
10Universal RobinaURC8.38%
11Megaworld Corp.MEG8.11%
12Alliance Global Inc.AGI7.51%
14Ayala LandALI6.18%
15Aboitiz Equity VenturesAEV5.50%
16Ayala CorpAC4.23%
17Bank of the Philippine IslandsBPI4.21%
18Banco de OroBDO4.09%
19Aboitiz PowerAP3.61%
20Semirara MiningSCC3.52%
22Bloomberry ResortsBLOOM1.81%
23Energy Development Corp.EDC0.59%
24San Miguel Corp.SMC0.20%
25Globe TelecomGLO-0.23%
26DMCI HoldingsDMC-1.41%
28Emperador Inc.EMP-3.85%
29JG Summit HoldingsJGS-5.07%
30Petron Corp.PCOR-11.46%

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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.