After climbing to its record high last May 14,2014, Philippine Stock Exchange’s Main Index sets a new record high today after closing at 6,882.73, 11.83 points or 0.17% higher than yesterday’s close. This is the highest close for PSEi after gaining strength again in the past months of this year.
Today’s trading was led by Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co. with its 1.13% increase to close at a price of 89.50 and with the value of 503,196,336.00. Top advancer was Coal Asia Holdings Inc. closing at 1.60 or an increase of 35.39%. On the otherhand Southeast Asia Cement Holdings Inc. topped all the decliners with its -21.05% decrease at 1.50 or a value of 11,262,410.00. Although it was a good day for the PSEi, decliners still toppled advancers as only 77 advances and 100 declines with 39 unchanged.
Other indices in the upward position were Financials 0.13% increase at 1,623.24, Industrial with 0.41% increase at 10,433.43, Holding Firms added 0.11 points at 6,222.93, Mining and Oil with an additional 27.49 points to close at 16,184.01 and Property ended higher also at 2,756.57,0.11% higher.
The broader All shares index on the otherhand, went down today at 4,110.63 loosing 0.03%. Same with Services index which goes down by 0.88 points at 2,048.09.
Total volume turnover for today’s trading was 1,456,485,724 with the value of 10,413,432,615.