Indonesia Stocks: Astra International, Bumi Resources, Matahari
Indonesia’s Jakarta Composite index rose 45.82 points, or 1.3 percent, to 3,547.12, closing at a record for the sixth straight day. The gauge gained 4.4 percent this week.
PT Astra International (ASII IJ), Indonesia’s largest automotive retailer, jumped 5.1 percent to 59,600 rupiah, closing at the highest level since at least 1991. The company said it will pay an interim dividend of 470 rupiah in November, the highest amount since at least 2002.
PT Bumi Resources (BUMI IJ), Indonesia’s largest coal producer, climbed 4.7 percent to 2,225 rupiah. Bumi sold $700 million of U.S. dollar-denominated debt maturing in 2017, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The 10.75 percent debt, issued through the coal miner’s Bumi Investment Pte., was priced at par, Bloomberg data show.
PT Matahari Putra Prima (MPPA IJ), a retailer, surged 24 percent to 1,180 rupiah, the steepest increase since April 1999. The company said first-half net income surged to 5.6 trillion rupiah ($628 million) from 130.4 billion rupiah a year earlier, bolstered by a one-time gain.
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