Investing.com – Philippines stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Philippines, the gained 0.61%.
The best performers of the session on the were First Gen Corp (PS:), which rose 2.97% or 0.65 points to trade at 22.50 at the close. Meanwhile, Energy Development Corp (PS:) added 2.31% or 0.130 points to end at 5.760 and SM Prime Holdings Inc (PS:) was up 2.27% or 0.500 points to 22.500 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Robinsons Land Corp (PS:), which fell 1.72% or 0.500 points to trade at 28.500 at the close. Metropolitan Bank and Trust Co (PS:) declined 0.53% or 0.45 points to end at 84.55 and Universal Robina Corp (PS:) was down 0.46% or 1.000 points to 218.000.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Philippines Stock Exchange by 121 to 69 and 39 ended unchanged.
Gold for June delivery was up 0.55% or 6.80 to $1250.60 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 0.33% or 0.13 to hit $39.59 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 0.38% or 0.16 to trade at $41.78 a barrel.
CNY/PHP was down 0.02% to 7.1277, while USD/PHP rose 0.03% to 46.110.
The US Dollar Index was down 0.01% at 94.21.
Fusion Media or anyone involved with Fusion Media will not accept any liability for loss or damage as a result of reliance on the information including data, quotes, charts and buy/sell signals contained within this website. Please be fully informed regarding the risks and costs associated with trading the financial markets, it is one of the riskiest investment forms possible.
The article Philippines stocks higher at close of trade; PSEi Composite up 0.61% was originally published at Investing.com - All news.