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Indonesia Stocks: Astra International, Danamon, London Sumatra

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Feb. 18 (Bloomberg) -- Shares of the following companies had unusual moves in Indonesian trading. Stock symbols are in parentheses, and prices are as of the 4 p.m. Jakarta-time close.

The Jakarta Composite index advanced 67.12 points, or 2 percent, to 3,501.50, the steepest advance since Jan. 26. The measure rose 3.2 percent in the holiday-shortened week.

PT Astra International (ASII IJ), Indonesia’s biggest automotive retailer, rose 3.9 percent to 53,000 rupiah, the highest close since Jan. 3. The company’s financing unit, PT Astra Sedaya Finance, said it increased the size of a planned bond sale this month to as much as 2.15 trillion rupiah ($243 million) from the 1.5 trillion rupiah announced Jan. 24. The proceeds will be used to expand its automotive lending business, the unit said Jan. 24.

PT Bank Danamon Indonesia (BDMN IJ), which is owned by Temasek Holdings Pte and Deutsche Bank AG, gained 3.1 percent to 6,650 rupiah, closing at the highest since Dec. 8. The bank said profit more than quadrupled in the fourth quarter last year on loan growth and non-interest income such as fees and insurance. Net income surged to 680 billion rupiah from 167 billion rupiah a year earlier, Danamon said.

PT Perusahaan Perkebunan London Sumatra Indonesia (LSIP IJ), the nation’s second-largest listed plantation company by market value, increased 3.8 percent to 10,950 rupiah, the steepest gain since Jan. 25. London Sumatra was rated “buy” in a new coverage by Fadil Kencana, an analyst at PT Ciptadana Securities.

To contact the reporter on this story: Berni Moestafa in Jakarta at bmoestafa@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Darren Boey at dboey@bloomberg.net

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