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Juan Liners: Throwback Sunday on Select Stock Prices Then and Now

Alliance Global (PSE: AGI): Another favorite. Back in global recession, this used to cost 4 each. Now, less than a decade later, stock price is now at 30.40.

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Suddenly felt like doing a TBS: throwback Sunday or throwback stocks. Or some select stocks close to my heart and what their prices used to be (years or months or weeks ago) and now.
The Philippine stock market is once again gaining popularity with the bullish run towards 6800, with more and more newbies joining FB groups to ask around how it’s done, and more OFWs wanting to trade and/or invest and have a piece of the action. 

With the renewed interest from a wider “fan-base”, is the time to sell once again approaching? Sell in May and go away?

Caveat first. These TBS do not recommend a buy or sell rating. They just present some fun, cool, amazing or scary facts. The price movements described here may have taken years or months only, and I will no longer mention whether any stock dividends, stocks splits or follow on offerings along the way occurred, all of which could have affected the stock price one way or another. Who knows? The stocks right now may already be overvalued, or maybe not. So basically, it’s just a then and now.

Double Dragon (PSE: DD): IPO price at 2, with the run to 3, then 4. Rested a few days, reached 4.97 then a high of 7+ before closing at 6.7. I’d say this one’s exceptional, making all this run in less than a month. Hyped? Jockeyed? Fundamental? I leave it up to you. But as the traders say, the trend is your friend so regardless whether the run will be sustained and will last or not, as long as there is momentum, a killing can be made. For the brave of heart and risk-takers that is.

Meralco (PSE: MER): This happened years ago  when MVP and RSA suddenly had interest to acquire MER from the Lopezes. Trading at 40s only back then, the price shot up drastically. Now it’s trading at 273.

Megaworld (PSE: MEG): One of my favorites when I started investing in 2007. Trading at near 2 levels back then. Now it’s trading at 4.68.

Alliance Global (PSE: AGI): Another favorite. Back in global recession, this used to cost 4 each. Now, less than a decade later, stock price is now at 30.40.

JG Summit (PSE: JGS): Back in global recession, this also used to cost around  4 each. Now, less than a decade later, stock price is now at 50. #boompanes

Jollibee Corp (PSE: JFC): Price used to be at 40, then now it’s 174.

Manila Water (PSE: MWC): First stock I bought in 2007 priced at 16. Dropped to 10 during global financial crisis, now at 26. I’d think this is still affected by the regulatory issue it’s facing on tariff rates hence the price overhang. But once it gets resolved, plus the expansions in Boracay and Vietnam…

Philex Mining (PSE: PX): Just a couple of years ago, this gold miner was trading at 16. Disaster struck and it sustained damages in its spillways, incurring government suspension, operations stoppage and fines. It has been regularized and fixed since but prices dropped to 8 levels. Now threatening to break 10.

Bloombery Resorts (PSE: BLOOM): Reached 33 levels when news came out that the stock will be used as backdoor listing of Solaire owner Bloomberry. Dropped to 16 then to 8 levels. Now at 11.88.

Lessons? I leave it up to you. It was just fun reminiscing.

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10 Comments on Juan Liners: Throwback Sunday on Select Stock Prices Then and Now

  1. As of Oct 10 2014 Closing prices. Most were down alongside PSEi (-0.48%)
    DD: 7.85 +0.13%
    MER: 263.20 -0.60%
    MEG: 4.84 -0.82%
    AGI: 26.20 -1.50%
    JGS: 55.10 -1.69%
    JFC: 191.00 -0.26%
    MWC: 29.10 unchanged
    PX: 10.00 +0.60%
    BLOOM: 14.20 +1.43%

    I assume you don't have a trading account yet hence the question. You can also check edge.pse.com.ph. You can find in this site all the basic stuff you need to get up close and personal with PSE listed stocks.

    PS. Again, caveat, I'm not hyping these stocks and this post or the whole site is not in any way a recommendation to buy.

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  2. Sir

    Can you like make an update about this companies, I mean what is the current stock prices of these companies?

    Thank you

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  3. Hi guys, as promised, check this out:
    http://www.investmentjuan01.com/2014/10/ask-geri-how-to-invest-stocks-via-banks-beat-inflation-blue-chip-small-cap.html
    Post is dated Oct 8 in case you cannot click the link.

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  4. Other blogs would suggest to invest in this and/or invest in that- dont get me wrong thats fine.

    But the question asked by Sir/Mam Apeng begsto answer the question how to start it- paano at anu dapat ang gawin para makapag simula.

    Sir, congrats on this blog, like the others I'll be waiting for your response.

    God Bless, Sir

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  5. Guys I'm also eager to answer Apeng's questions above with a blog post. Just give me a few days to fix my Internet connection at home then I'll sit down and answer via a blog post. Will keep you posted. Keep on reading and commenting. 🙂

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  6. Geri,

    interesado din ako sa mga sagot na tinanong ni Sir/Mam Apeng.

    Antayin ko reply mo dito.

    Salamat na agad agad.

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  7. Hi Geri. Apeng here. Thank you for answering my query, actually I was surprised you answered it hehe

    Copy, on all your points.I can appreciate it more vis a vis the risk appetite of the would be investor.

    I'll just fire away my clarrificatory questions.

    1. If I want to invest my money in stocks, how will I go about it, I mean i dont want to make a COL account or find a broker, Are there banks who acts as such I mean as brokers that can cater to clients like me? If ever how much kaya is the initial investment? Can you cite which bank is preferable? Sorry green horn talaga 🙂

    2. The money I'm willing to commit into stocks are really for long term (with the idea of making a mark up if extra money comes up) would it be correct that by doing this I can beat the inflation rate?

    3. When you say “smaller cap companies” so the risk will be bigger but the chance of the price getting higher is also possible( of course malaking chance din na bumaba). Can you like cite examples hehehe tip na yan for me 🙂

    Thank you thank you for even entertaining all my silly questions, and since I saw one of the comments greeting you a Christmas greeting- let me be the 2nd one to great you Advance Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

    P.S. Sana di mo sagutin ito while commuting, mahaba kasi ito hahaha

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  8. Hi Apeng! Merry Christmas to you and your family too. What are blue chips? These are the bigger more known companies such as PLDT, Globe, JFC, SMC, the big banks etc. A more good measure is too look at what companies are included in the PSE index. If it rings a bell to you then chances are it is a blue chip stock.

    Now why blue chips for now? Well the usual reason is that these companies are already big and stable and lasted through the years so risk of stock prices going significantly down is a bit less compared to smaller companies. We know that they are fundamentally sound and chances of bankruptcy is next to nil. Also these companies may also provide a steady stream of dividends.

    But given their size, of course you don't expect its share price to double or suddenly fly unlike smaller cap companies. So for newbies they recommend these first because price movement is not as volatile. More of steady gradual growth in the long term. Not too exciting but not too risky as well for newbies.

    Once you gain more experience and you've expanded your risk appetite, then that's the time to consider lesser known stocks. Hope this helps. Just reply here if you wish to discuss further.

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  9. Thank you thank you for this post,it really helped me in studying the different aspects of how to start in investing.I'm basically a newbie (as in super greenhorn!!! hehe) I want to start my own investing, I dont have much but after so much delay Im fully resoved that I should start somewhere. I read in some other financial blogs, one of the safest technique in starting to invest when your still a newbie is to- buy first the stocks of the Blue chip companies.
    Can you like explain it more on this topic? Pleaseee?? And while at it, I will appreciate if you can name actual companies which are considered “blue chip” .
    Any information regarding this will be fully appreciated. Salamat salamat in advance!!! Merry Christmas na rin!

    Apeng

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