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Thailand Stocks: Jubilee, Thai Union, Univanich, United Palm

April 3 (Bloomberg) -- 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 rose 1 percent to 1,211.07, the highest level since July 1996.

Palm oil producers: Univanich Palm Oil Pcl (UVAN TB) gained 1.5 percent to 103 baht, the highest close since March 9. United Palm Oil Industry Pcl (UPOIC TB) advanced 1.1 percent to a record 9.45 baht.

Palm oil futures gained as much as 0.9 percent to 3,566 ringgit ($1,171) a ton on the Malaysia Derivatives Exchange, the highest price for the most-active contract since March 9, 2011.

Jubilee Enterprise Pcl (JUBILE TB), a jewelry retailer, jumped 9.1 percent to 14.40 baht, a record close. The company was upgraded to buy from hold by Jaroonpan Wattanawong and Maria Lapiz, analysts at Maybank Kim Eng Securities (Thailand) Pcl.

Thai Union Frozen Products Pcl (TUF TB), Thailand’s largest seafood exporter, climbed 3.4 percent to 76.75 baht, a record close. Tuna prices will continue to rise after reaching an all-time high in March, Prasit Sujiravorakul, an analyst at Bualuang Securities Pcl, wrote in a report today. Rising tuna prices will boost Thai Union’s profit margins, the analyst said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Anuchit Nguyen in Bangkok at anguyen@bloomberg.net

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

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