Shares of the following companies had unusual moves in Thailand trading. Stock symbols are in parentheses and prices are as of the close in Bangkok.
The SET Index dropped 0.2 percent to 1,074.71, halting a two-day advance.
Rubber producers: Sri Trang Agro-Industry Pcl (STA TB), Thailand’s biggest rubber producer, fell 2.8 percent to 20.7 baht, the most since Dec. 14. Thai Rubber Latex Corp. (Thailand) Pcl (TRUBB TB) declined 2.6 percent to 4.48 baht.
Rubber futures lost 1.9 percent to settle at 310.3 yen a kilogram ($4,047 a metric ton) on the Tokyo Commodity Exchange.
Asia Plus Securities Pcl (ASP TB), a stock brokerage, lost 3.9 percent to 2.5 baht, the biggest drop since Dec. 13. Net income in 2011 declined 33 percent to 505.3 million baht ($16.3 million).
TMB Bank Pcl (TMB TB) climbed 1.2 percent to 1.65 baht, the highest close since Dec. 22. Industrial & Commercial Bank of China Ltd. may bid for the Thai government’s 26.1 percent stake in TMB Bank, Kao Hoon reported, without saying where it got the information. ICBC may compete with Korea Development Bank for the stake, the Thai-language newspaper reported.
Somchai Sujjapongse, spokesman for the Thai Finance Ministry, didn’t immediately respond to a voice-mail message on his mobile phone. Wang Zhenning, a Beijing-based press officer at ICBC, declined to comment.
Thai Cane Paper Pcl (TCP TB), a paper producer, jumped 6.3 percent to 17 baht. Profit in 2011 rose 5.2 percent to 313.9 million baht and the company will pay a dividend of 0.60 baht per share, it said in a regulatory filing.