Srithai Superware Pcl surged more than 4 percent to a 9-day high on strong third quarter earnings outlook.
Shares in the country's largest plastic tableware producer was up at 16.80 baht, having hit 17 baht earlier in the day, while the broader Thai index was down 0.31 percent.
Country Group Securities rated the shares a 'buy' with target price of 20.50 baht on hopes that Srithai's profit growth will be supported by lower costs due to weaker petrochemical prices and higher margins from new plastic products.
Srithai told Reuters on Friday that it expects better profit and sales in the third quarter despite only an "adequate" second quarter performance, helped by a hike in its products' prices and an increase in orders that should boost yearly sales above its target of 7.8 billion baht ($246.56 million).
"Second quarter was only adequate due to the wage hike, and we couldn't fully raise our products' prices and there were many holidays around that time, so the results were just adequate", chairman Sanun Angubolkul said.
"Third quarter would be better than the first quarter, both in terms of profit and sales, because of the price increase and full work capacity", he added.
The company has not yet released its second quarter results, but had reported 117.32 million baht($3.71 million) net profit for the first quarter.
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(Reporting by Sinsiri Tiwutanond in Bangkok; email@example.com)
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