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Advanced Info Service Pcl (ADVANC), Thailand’s biggest mobile-phone company, fell the most in nine months in Bangkok trading after a technical signal indicated the stock was poised to decline.
Advanced Info dropped 4 percent to 218 baht as of 3:42 p.m., headed for the biggest decline since Nov. 25. The stock was the worst performer in the SET50 Index (SET50), which gained 0.2 percent. The shares advanced 10 percent in the three trading days through Aug. 24, when they closed at a record 227 baht.
“The shares have risen very fast and have almost reached our price estimate,” Athaporn Arayasantiparb, head of research at UOB-Kay Hian Securities (Thailand) Pcl in Bangkok, said by telephone today. “Some investors may view it’s time to take profit as the stock has limited room for upside gains.”
The brokerage has a buy rating on Advanced Info and a 12- month price estimate of 224 baht.
The Bangkok-based company’s 14-day relative strength index, a gauge of how rapidly share prices advance or decline, closed at 72.9 on Aug. 24, the highest level since July 11, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. A reading above 70 suggests a security is overvalued and is seen by some investors as a signal to sell.
The shares have rallied 56 percent this year, compared with a 21 percent gain in Thailand’s benchmark SET Index.
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