Want to invest in the stock market but don’t know what’s the best stock to buy?

Here’s our recommendation most especially for beginning investors. This is a complete list of the best blue chip stocks in the Philippines you can buy today

What is a Blue Chip Stock?

Blue chip stocks in the Philippines

Blue Chip stock is a very large company or business with an incredible reputation. These are well-established, well managed, and financially capable that is run and operated with so many years. 

The term derived from the poker where blue chips are the most expensive chips.

Why Choose Blue Chip Stocks?

Blue Chip stocks have the highest market capitalization which is generally in billions. Blue Chip stocks are well known and popular among stock market investors since they have the full potential to grow and at the same time, investors gain more profits. 

Blue Chip stocks are known for providing good dividend payments to its investors throughout the years. They also have the lowest possibility of bankruptcy since they have a very huge capital and assets.

 

 “Wise spending is part of wise investing. And it’s never too late to start.”   -Rhonda Katz

 

If you’re a first time investor or an existing investor, blue chip stocks is the best option for you. 

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30 Blue Chip stocks in the Philippines

1. Banco De Oro Unibank
Industry: Bank

Symbol: BDO

Market Capitalization: P431.6B

Business Address: BDO Corporate Tower, 7899 Makati Avenue, Makati City

BDO is the largest universal bank in the Philippines that offers a wide array of products and from retail banking, lending, credit cards, investments, remittance, and etc. It was acquired by the SM Group in 1976 and was listed in the Philippine Stock Exchange on May 21, 2002.

2. Metrobank

Industry: Bank

Symbol: MBT

Market Capitalization: P166.4B

Business Address: Metrobank Plaza, Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, Urdaneta Village, Makati City

Metropolitan Bank & Trust Company (MBT) is universal bank that provides financial services such as lending, deposits, remittance, investment banking, and thrift banking. It was incorporated on April 6, 1962 to provide financial services to Filipino-Chinese community but later it expanded its services.

 

“Don’t work for money; make it work for you.”                                                                -Robert Kiyosaki

 

3. Bank of the Philippine Islands

Industry: Bank

Symbol: BPI

Market Capitalization: P261.7B

Business Address: Ayala North Exchange Tower 1, Ayala Avenue Corner Salcedo St., Legazpi Village, Makati City, Metro Manila 1229

BPI is one of the largest bank in the Philippines that is focused on providing financial services such as corporate banking, consumer banking, asset management, investment banking, corporate finance, securities distribution, and insurance services. 

4. Security Bank Corporation

Industry: Bank

Symbol: SECB

Market Capitalization: P76.8B

Business Address: Security Bank Center 6776 Ayala Avenue, Makati City

SECB was incorporated on May 8, 1951. It’s a universal bank offering a wide range of financial services including wholesale banking, commercial banking, retail banking, and financial markets. As of now, they have over 300 branches and more than 700 Automated Teller Machines all over the Philippines.

5. Ayala Land Inc. 

Industry: Properties

Symbol: ALI

Market Capitalization: P492.2B

Business Address: 31/F Tower One and Exchange Plaza, Ayala Triangle, Ayala Avenue, Makati City

Ayala Land Incorporated is involved in the development of residential lots and buildings, office building, commercial and industrial lots, and operation and management of hotels and resorts.

 “Investors should purchase stocks like they purchase groceries, not like they purchase perfume.”         -Ben Graham

6. SM Prime Holdings 

Industry: Properties

Symbol: SMPH

Market Capitalization: P869.2B

Business Address: Mall of Asia Arena Annex Building, Coral Way Corner J.W. Diokno Boulevard, Mall of Asia Complex, Brgy. 76, Zone 10, CBP 1-A, 1300 Pasig City

SM Prime Holdings is a subsidiary of SM Investments Corporation (SM) that was incorporated on January 6, 1994. The company is engaged in the development of real estate, commercial shopping centers including amusement parks, spaces for rent, cinema theaters, and to construct condominium buildings, apartments, hotels, restaurants, and other infrastructures.

7. Megaworld Corporation 

Industry: Properties

Symbol: MEG

Market Capitalization: P90.1B

Business Address: 30/F Alliance Global Tower, 36th St. Corner, 11th Avenue, Uptown Bonifacio, Taguig City 1634, Metro Manila

MEG is involved in real estate development which includes residential condominium units, subdivision lots and townhouses, office and retail space leasing.

8. Robinsons Land Corporation 

Industry: Properties

Symbol: RLC

Market Capitalization: P71.9B

Business Address: Level 2 Galleria Corporate Center EDSA Corner, Ortigas Avenue, Quezon City

RLC is engaged in the development and operation of shopping malls, hotels, resorts, mixed-used properties, office and residential buildings, residential housing developments, and industrial and integrated developments.

“Invest in your mind. Invest in your health. Invest in yourself.” 

 

9. DMCI Holdings Inc. 

Industry: Properties

Symbol: DMC

Market Capitalization: P55.1B

Business Address: 3/F Dacon Bldg. 2281 Don Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City

DMC was incorporated on March 8, 1995 and generally went public on December 18, 1995. The company is engaged in coal and nickel mining, power generation, real estate development, water concession and manufacturing.

10. First Gen Corporation 

Industry: Power

Symbol: FGEN

Market Capitalization: P64.4B

Business Address: 6F Rockwell Business Center, Tower 3, Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City

FGEN was incorporated on December 22, 1998. FGEN is the largest clean and renewable independent power producer in the Philippines. Their major business is power generation to sustain and provide electricity in the Philippines.

11. Aboitiz Power Corporation 

Industry: Power

Symbol: AP

Market Capitalization: P202.7B

Business Address: NAC Tower, 32nd St. BGC, Taguig City, Metro Manila

AP was incorporated on February 13, 1998 and generally went public in July 2007. AP is mainly focused on renewable and non-renewable generation plants. It currently provides electricity in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

12. Manila Electric Company 

Industry: Power

Symbol: MER

Market Capitalization: P300.9B

Business Address: Lopez Building, Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City

MER is focused on the distribution and sale of electric energy. The company maintain and operate the electric distribution system in Metro Manila, Bulacan, Cavite and other municipalities. MER was organized in May 7, 1919 and operates as franchise under Republic Act 9209.

 “Do something today that your future self will thank you for.” 

 

13. SM Investments Corporation (SM)

Industry: Holdings

Symbol: SM

Market Capitalization: P1.04T

Business Address: 10/F OneE-com Center, Harbor Drive, Mall of Asia Complex, CBP-1, Pasay City 

SM is the largest holding firm in the Philippines incorporated on January 15, 1960 which primarily engaged in retail, property, and banking. Its major subsidiaries are China Banking Corporation (CHB), BDO Unibank, SM Store, SM Supermarket, SM HyperMarket, SaveMore, Walter Mart Supermarket, AlfaMart, SM Prime Holdings (SMPH) and SM Development Corporation.

14. Ayala Corporation 

Industry: Holdings

Symbol: AC

Market Capitalization: P317.7B

Business Address: 34/F Tower One and Exchange Plaza Ayala Triangle, Ayala Avenue, Makati City 

Ayala Corporation generally went public in the year 1976. The company is involved in the development of real estate, financial services, insurance, telecommunications, power generation, water infrastructures, electronic solutions and manufacturing, healthcare, education, technology ventures, and transport infrastructures.

15. JG Summit Holdings Incorporated

Industry: Holdings

Symbol: JGS

Market Capitalization: P384.6B

Business Address: 43/F Robinsons Equitable Tower, ADB Avenue Corner Poveda St. Ortigas Center, Pasig City

JGS was incorporated on November 1990 and generally went public in 1993 and was run and managed by the Gokongwei family. The company is engaged in banking, real estate, petrochemicals, transportation, foods and agro-industries.

16. Aboitiz Equity Ventures Incorporated

Industry: Holdings

Symbol: AEV

Market Capitalization: P242.6B

Business Address: NAC Tower, 32 St., BGC, Taguig City, Metro Manila

AEV is a holding firm that is engaged in power generation, distribution and retail supply, financial services, food manufacturing, real estate, infrastructures, and portfolio investments. The company went public on November 16, 1994 through its Initial Public Offering (IPO).

17. GT Capital Holdings Incorporated

Industry: Holdings

Symbol: GTCAP

Market Capitalization: P86.1B

Business Address: 43/F GT Tower International, Ayala Avenue Corner H.V. Dela Costa St., Makati City

 GTCAP is engaged in many industries like banking, automative assembly, property development, life and non-life insurance, importation, distribution, financing, and infrastructures and utilities.

18. LT Group Incorporated

Industry: Holdings

Symbol: LTG

Market Capitalization: P79.9B

Business Address: 11/F Unit 3 Bench Tower 30th St. Corner Rizal Drive, Crescent Park West 5, BGC, Taguig City

LTG is engaged in the production and distribution of beverages and tobacco, property development, and banking businesses. It was formerly known as Tanduay Holdings Inc. and on September 28, 2012, SEC approved its name change to the present one.

19. Alliance Global Group Incorporated

Industry: Holdings

Symbol: AGI

Market Capitalization: P66.3B

Business Address: 7/F 1880 Eastwood Avenue, Eastwood City Cyberpark, Bagumbayan Quezon City

AGI went generally public through its IPO in April 19, 1999. The company is mainly engaged in property development, food and beverage manufacturing and distribution, quick service restaurants and tourism development.

“Invest in yourself or no one else will.”

 

20. Metro Pacific Investments Corporation

Industry: Holdings

Symbol: MPI

Market Capitalization: P78.3B

Business Address: 10th Floor, MGO Building, de La Rosa corner Legazpi Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City, Philippines

MPI was incorporated in March 20, 2006. The company engaged in services and products, water, toll roads, power generation and distribution, health care services, light rail and logistics. MPI has many subsidiaries like Manila Electric Company (MER), Maynilad Water Holding Company Inc. (MWC), Global Business Power Corporation and etc.

21. Bloomberry Resorts Corporation 

Industry: Services

Symbol: BLOOM

Market Capitalization: P65.8B

Business Address: Solaire Executive Offices, Solaire Resort and Casino, Asean Avenue, Entertainment City, Paranaque City

Bloomberry Resorts Corporation was incorporated on May 3, 1999. The company is engaged in hotel, gaming, and entertainment business companies.

22. Robinsons Retail Holdings Incorporated

Industry: Holdings

Symbol: RRHI

Market Capitalization: P96.8B

Business Address: 43rd Floor, Robinsons Equitable Tower, ADB Avenue Corner Poveda St., Ortigas Center, Pasig City

RRHI is involved in the business of trading goods, commodities and merchandise. It also has supermarket stores, convenience stores, department stores, DIY stores, drug stores and specialty stores. RRHI owns some of the well known brands like Ministop, Daiso Japan, Costa Coffee, The Generics Pharmacy, and many more.

23. Puregold Price Club Incorporated

Industry: Commerce

Symbol: PGOLD

Market Capitalization: P126.9B

Business Address: No. 900 Romualdez St., Paco, Manila

PGOLD is provides different kind of goods through its supermarkets and hypermarkets in the country. They sell a wide variety of products to cater the needs of the Filipinos. PGOLD was incorporated on September 8, 1998 and opened its very first store in Mandaluyong City.

24. San Miguel Corporation 

Industry: Food and Beverage

Symbol: SMC

Market Capitalization: P225.8B

Business Address: 40 San Miguel Avenue, Mandaluyong City, 1550 Metro Manila

San Miguel Corporation is known as the producer of beverages in the country however, it is also engaged in the production of poultry, animal feeds, non-alcoholic drinks, dairy products, coffee, fresh and processed meats, and many more.

25.  Universal Robina Corporation 

Industry: Food and Beverage

Symbol: URC

Market Capitalization: P277.2B

Business Address: 43/F Robinsons Equitable Tower, ADB Avenue corner Poveda Street, Ortigas Center, Pasig City

URC is founded on the year 1954. The company was engaged in a wide range of food-related businesses including manufacturing and distribution of branded consumer foods, production of hogs and poultry, animal feeds and veterinary products, and flour and sugar milling.

26. Jollibee Foods Corporation 

Industry: Food and Beverage

Symbol: JFC

Market Capitalization: P148.4B

Business Address: 10/F Jollibee Plaza Building, Emerald Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City

Jollibee is the well known and most popular fast food chain in the Philippines and in other foreign countries. The company is engaged in the development, operation and franchising of quick restaurants. Jollibee acquired lots of food businesses like Chowking, Mang Inasal, Greenwich, Red Ribbon, Burger King, Dunkin’ Donuts, Tim Ho Wan, Smash Burger, and many more.

 

 “Investing puts money to work. The only reason to save money is to invest it.”     -Grant Cardone

 



27. Globe Telecom Incorporated

Industry: Telecommunications

Symbol: GLO

Market Capitalization: P296.2B

Business Address: The Globe Tower, 32nd St. Corner 7th Avenue, BGC, Taguig

GLO is one of the country’s telecommunications company that provides digital wireless communication under Globe Prepaid, Globe Postpaid and ™. In addition, they also offer domestic and international londg distance communication services.

28. PLDT Incorporated 

Industry: Telecommunications

Symbol: TEL

Market Capitalization: P243.4B

Business Address: Ramon Cojuangco Building, Makati Avenue, Makati City

PLDT was incorporated on May 28, 1928. The company is a telecommunications service provider in the Philippines that operates Philippines’ most extensive fiber optic backbone, fixed line and cellular network.

29. International Container Terminal Services Incorporated

Industry: Logistics

Symbol: ICT

Market Capitalization: P149.7B

Business Address: 3/F ICTSI Administration Bldg., MICT South Access Road, Manila

ICT is focused on the operation, development, management and acquisition of container terminals. They provide services like storage, container stripping and stuffing, inspection, weighing and services for refrigerated containers. The company was incorporated in December 24, 1987 and now operates in 18 countries worldwide.

30. Semirara Mining and Power Corporation 

Industry: Mining and Oil

Symbol: SCC

Market Capitalization: P51.8B

Business Address: 2/F DMCI Bldg. 2281 Pasong Tamo Extension Makati City

SCC is involved in the generation and distribution of electricity and at the same time coal production. Moreover, the company generates profit through production and sale of sub-bituminous coal.

Conclusion

Blue Chip stocks in the Philippines are the best stocks to choose most especially for beginning investors. They are the safest stocks in the market and they also can guarantee you a return on your investments. That is why I highly recommend beginning investors to focus on the blue Chip stocks in the Philippines.

 

 “If you want to be truly successful, invest in yourself to get the knowledge you need to find your unique factor. When you find it and focus on it and persevere your success will blossom.”   -Sydney Madwed


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