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, dropped 0.4 percent to 435.48. The gauge has declined 8.1 percent this month, poised for its steepest loss since November.
Thanh Cong Textile Garment Joint-Stock Co. (TCM VN), which manufactures and markets textiles and garments, rose 4 percent to 10,300 dong, the highest close since May 22. The company will pay a dividend of 800 dong a share on June 14, it said in a statement on the bourse’s website.
Hai Van Cement Joint-Stock Co. (HVX VN), a producer and trader of building materials, fell 3.5 percent to 5,900 dong. Vietnam may have a surplus of 6 million metric tons of cement this year, Thoi Bao Kinh Te Vietnam newspaper reported without saying where it obtained the information.