Highlands Prime, SM Development: Philippine Stocks Preview

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The Philippine Stock Exchange Index fell 0.6 percent to 4,305.57.

Highlands Prime Inc. (HP) : The property builder set a capital spending budget of 1 billion pesos ($23 million) this year to boost its profit by as much as 300 percent, Manila Bulletin reported, citing President Henry Sy Jr. The stock declined 4.8 percent to 2 pesos when it last traded on April 6.

SM Development Corp. (SMDC) The developer said first- quarter consolidated net income rose 45 percent to 916.3 million pesos from the same period in 2010. The stock decreased 0.2 percent to 9.08 pesos.

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