MacroAsia Corp., SM, Trans-Asia Oil: Philippines Stocks Preview

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The Philippine Stock Exchange Index rose 1.4 percent to 4,351.63.

MacroAsia Corp. (MAC) : The Philippine provider of in- flight catering services will get $4.77 million as shares in the cash dividend that its 49 percent owned venture Lufthansa Technik Philippines will pay, a stock exchange filing showed. The stock decreased 0.7 percent to 3 pesos.

SM Investments Corp. (SM) : The holding company of Philippine billionaire Henry Sy approved a $142.2 million investment in Atlas Consolidated Mining & Development (AT) Corp, a stock exchange filing showed. SM was unchanged at 534.50 pesos. Atlas climbed 2.7 percent to 21.25 pesos.

Trans-Asia Oil & Energy Development (TA) Corp: The Philippine oil explorer and energy company won approval from the Department of Energy to transfer an 8.18 percent stake in a project to NorAsian Energy Ltd., a stock exchange filing showed. NorAsia will assume Trans-Asia’s share in the project’s first and second second well, it said. The stock decreased 3.4 percent to 1.13 pesos.

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