PHILIPPINES – A total of 109 stocks declined in today’s trading at the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE), overtaking 72 advances and 32 unchanged stocks, the PSE reported today.

The number of traded issues reached 213 with the number of trades reaching 62,318. A total of 1.557 billion shares exchanged hands with a value of Php6.988 billion.

Industrial stocks led gainers in today’s trading session, posting 1.02% up with a total value of P1.529 billion. Property, Financials, and Holding Firms also gained while Services and Mining & Oil declined.

The Philippine Stock Exchange Index closed at 6,859.29 points, higher than its previous close. –