The VN Index (VNINDEX), the benchmark measure of the Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange, slid 0.1 percent to 465.17.
Dong Do Marine Joint-Stock Co. (DDM) , a Hanoi-based provider of sea transport and logistics services, fell 3.6 percent to 2,700 dong, the most since Feb. 14. Dong Do won’t pay a dividend this year as earnings will be “too low,” according to a filing on the exchange’s website.
Hung Vuong Corp. (HVG) , the third-largest listed seafood producer and exporter, jumped 4.9 percent to 34,400 dong. Hung Vuong forecast 2012 pretax profit will rise to 550 billion dong ($26.4 million) from 508 billion dong last year, it said on the exchange’s website.
Seaprodex Refrigeration Industry Corp. (SRF) , which manufactures polyurethane thermal insulation panels and accessories, rose by the daily limit of 5 percent to 25,200 dong, the biggest gain since October. The company plans to pay a 2011 dividend of 4,000 dong a share, according to a statement on the exchange’s website.
Vietnam Sea Transport & Chartering Joint-Stock Co. (VST) , a shipping service provider, known as Vitranschart, fell 4.4 percent to 4,300 dong. The company won’t pay dividends for 2011 and 2012, it said in an exchange filing.
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