Alsons Rises to Highest Since March 1997 After Profit Advances

May 12 (Bloomberg) -- Shrs +1.5%, heading for highest close since March 1997; vol. ~140% of 3-mo. daily avg. * 1Q profit +59% to 149.1m pesos NSN N5FURM6K50Y1 <GO>

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