We should not fall in love with any stock, and we should be able to sell the slow ones (with no attachments) as soon as we find better alternatives.
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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.
Closing price of MER as of 01Oct is PHP295, up from PHP286 the day before. Still, if SMC sold at just PHP235 per share, that would give them substantial profits since they bought MER at PHP90/share in 2009.