Indonesia Stocks: Aneka Tambang, Bank Tabungan, Telekomunikasi

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 30.06 points, or 0.8 percent, to 3,804.93, closing at a record.

PT Aneka Tambang (ANTM IJ), a state-owned gold and nickel producer, climbed 2.2 percent to 2,300 rupiah, the biggest increase since March 30. Gold advanced, nearing its all-time high. Immediate-delivery gold climbed as much as 0.3 percent to $1,510.13 an ounce.

PT Bank Tabungan Pensiunan Nasional (BTPN IJ), which specializes in pension loans, jumped 8.3 percent to 2,600 rupiah, the steepest increase since Nov. 1. Bank Tabungan said first-quarter net income rose 76 percent from a year earlier to 271.87 billion rupiah ($31.5 million).

PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (TLKM IJ), the state-owned telephone company, rose 3.4 percent to 7,700 rupiah, the biggest boost to the composite index. The shares gained on expectation Telkom will pay 55 percent of last year’s net income as a dividend compared with 50 percent in previous payouts, according to Raditya Christian Artono, an analyst at PT Mandiri Sekuritas. The government will propose a dividend payout of 50 percent to 55 percent of last year’s net income, Irnanda Laksanawan, a deputy to the state-owned enterprises minister, said yesterday.

PT Tower Bersama Infrastructure (TBIG IJ), an Indonesian operator of telecommunication towers, advanced 2.1 percent to 2,425 rupiah after PT Recapital Securities said in a report today the company spent 239.4 billion rupiah in the first quarter of this year to build 266 telecommunication towers. Tower Bersama Director Helmi Yusman Santoso couldn’t be reached when called at his office in Jakarta.

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