PSE closes lower on lack of positive leads

Xinhua (The Philippine Star) - September 30, 2013 - 6:58pm

"Friday's closing trades across global markets left investors wanting for positive leads beyond possible window-dressing," analyst Justino Calaycay of Accord Capital Equities Corp. said in his daily stock market comment.

Asian markets were mixed, Europe slipped by a margin, and U.S. stocks fell as the budget and the debt extensions remained in the balance.

"Beyond these externalities, local investors have also set aside the improving picture of the domestic economy and earnings momentum of listed firms," Calaycay said.

The analyst noted the market's hesitation to make a stronger commitment to equities is not unreasonable given the uncertainties globally.

Fiscal concerns in the U.S., he said, is hounding investors especially the prospect of a shutdown of some federal agencies.

Nevertheless, Calaycay said the latest drop of the market can open invitation for a possible fourth quarter surge.

Stocks in the 30-company index went down. These issues include Ayala Corp., Ayala Land, Inc., and Alliance Global Group, Inc.

ALLIANCE GLOBAL GROUP ANALYST AYALA AYALA CORP AYALA LAND BEYOND CALAYCAY INVESTORS JUSTINO CALAYCAY OF ACCORD CAPITAL EQUITIES CORP MARKET
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