The Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) is the national stock exchange of the Philippines, one of the oldest stock exchanges in Southeast Asia, having been in continuous operation since its inception in 1927. It currently maintains two trading floors, one at its headquarters at the PSE Plaza Ayala Triangle, Ayala Tower One in Makati City's Central Business District, and one at the Philippine Stock Exchange Centre (Tektite Towers), Ortigas Center in Pasig City. The PSE is composed of a 15-man Board of Directors, chaired by José T. Pardo.
The main index for PSE is the PSE Composite Index or PSEi, which is composed of thirty (30) listed companies. The selection of companies in the PSEi is based on a specific set of criteria. There are also six additional sector-based indices.
From 1986 until 2013, Philippines Stock Market (PSEi) averaged 2210 Index points reaching an all time high of 7392 Index points in May of 2013 and a record low of 130 Index points in February of 1986. The Philippine Stock Exchange Composite Index (PSEi) is a major stock market index which tracks the performance of the most representative companies listed on The Philippine Stock Exchange.
On March 2, 2012, the PSE Composite hits 5,000 mark the highest record close. However, in December 12, 2012, almost ten months after, it neared the 5,800 mark closing in 6,000 near the end of the year. On January 7, 2013, the PSE Composite gets to all time record at 6,000 mark. In March it again broke another record by ending the trading day at 6,847.47 after Fitch Group upgraded the Philippines for the first time to investment grade status. On May 10, 2013, it achieved its 29th record close for the year closing at 7,262.38, surpassing the previous record of 7,215.35 on May 3, 2013.
As of February 6, 2013, the Philippine Stock Exchange has 344 listed companies with a total market capitalization of US$255.1 billion.
The following are the companies listed on the PSEi (effective 16 December 2013):
1. AYALA CORPORATION
2. ABOITIZ EQUITY VENTURES, INC.
3. ALLIANCE GLOBAL GROUP, INC.
4. AYALA LAND, INC.
5. ABOITIZ POWER CORP.
6. BDO UNIBANK, INC.
7. BLOOMBERRY RESORTS CORPORATION
8. BANK OF THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS
9. DMCI HOLDINGS, INC.
10. ENERGY DEVELOPMENT (EDC) CORPORATION
11. FIRST GEN CORPORATION
12. GLOBE TELECOM, INC.
14. INTERNTL CONTAINER TERMINAL SERV., INC.
15. JOLLIBEE FOODS CORPORATION
16. JG SUMMIT HOLDINGS, INC.
17. LT GROUP, INC.
18. METROPOLITAN BANK & TRUST COMPANY
19. MEGAWORLD CORPORATION
20. METRO PACIFIC INVESTMENTS CORPORATION
21. MANILA WATER COMPANY, INC.
22. PETRON CORPORATION
23. PHILEX MINING CORPORATION
24. ROBINSONS LAND CORPORATION
25. SEMIRARA MINING CORPORATION
26. SM INVESTMENTS CORPORATION
27. SAN MIGUEL CORPORATION
28. SM PRIME HOLDINGS, INC.
29. PLDT COMPANY "Common"
30. UNIVERSAL ROBINA CORPORATION
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