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.
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.