Shares of the following companies had unusual moves in Vietnamese trading. Stock symbols are in parentheses and prices are as of the 2:15 p.m. close in HCM City. The VN Index (VNINDEX), the benchmark measure of the HCM City Stock Exchange, rose 2 percent to 416.98, the biggest advance since May 25. The gauge added 0.4 percent this week.
Ben Thanh Rubber Joint-Stock Co. (BRC) climbed 4.4 percent to 12,000 dong, the highest close since June 25. Vietnam Rubber Group plans to raise its stake in the company to 25 percent from 15.4 percent from July 16 through August 14, Ben Thanh said in a statement on the bourse’s website.
Minh Phu Seafood Joint-Stock Co. (MPC), the country’s second-biggest listed seafood company, increased 2.8 percent to 29,000 dong, the highest close since July 2. Major shareholder Red River Holding raised its stake in the company to 9.47 percent from 9.05 percent, according to a statement filed on the exchange’s website.