Philippine Stocks Movers: PAL Holdings, San Miguel, Trans-Asia

Shares of the following companies had unusual (PCOMP) moves in Philippine (PASHR) trading. Stock symbols are in parentheses and prices are as of the close in Manila.

The Philippine Stock Exchange Index declined 0.6 percent to 4,336.63, the lowest level since Dec. 19. The measure is headed for a 3.2 percent gain this year.

PAL Holdings Inc. (PAL) , owner of Philippine Airlines Inc., gained for a third day, adding 0.9 percent to 7.03 pesos, the highest close since Oct. 10. San Miguel Corp. (SMC) President Ramon Ang said the company is in talks for a possible investment in Philippine Airlines, the nation’s largest carrier. San Miguel gained 0.5 percent to 117.50 pesos

Trans-Asia Oil & Energy Development Corp. (TA) increased 1.8 percent to 1.12 pesos, the sharpest gain in a week. Trans- Asia and partner Ayala Corp. (AC) will start next year the construction of a 135-megawatt coal-fired power plant in Batangas, a province south of Manila, the Philippine Daily Inquirer reported, citing Trans-Asia President Francisco Viray. Viray couldn’t be reached at his office for comment.

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