Shares of the following companies had unusual moves in Vietnam trading. Stock symbols are in parentheses and prices are as of the close in Ho Chi Minh City.
The VN Index, 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 VN), 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 VN), 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 VN), 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 VN), 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.
— With assistance by Nguyen Dieu Tu Uyen