Investing.com – Philippines stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Philippines, the rose 1.21% to hit a new 1-month high.
The best performers of the session on the were GT Capital Holdings Inc (PS:), which rose 4.96% or 60.00 points to trade at 1270.00 at the close. Meanwhile, SM Prime Holdings Inc (PS:) added 3.56% or 1.300 points to end at 37.800 and Metro Pacific Investments Corp (PS:) was up 3.08% or 0.200 points to 6.700 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Semirara Mining Corp (PS:), which fell 2.12% or 0.80 points to trade at 37.00 at the close. Ayala Land Inc (PS:) declined 1.48% or 0.650 points to end at 43.300 and Jollibee Foods Corp (PS:) was down 1.21% or 3.00 points to 244.00.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Philippines Stock Exchange by 110 to 102 and 33 ended unchanged.
Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.70% or 8.80 to $1257.40 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 0.42% or 0.24 to hit $56.84 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 0.75% or 0.47 to trade at $62.91 a barrel.
CNY/PHP was up 0.39% to 7.6379, while USD/PHP rose 0.26% to 50.475.
The US Dollar Index Futures was unchanged 0.00% at 93.40.
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