Tencent drags down Naspers

2011-06-09 10:39

Johannesburg - Shares of Naspers [JSE:NPN] are down 2.5% to R396.49 in early trade, tracking those of Chinese firm Tencent Holdings in which it holds more than 30%.

Tencent, China’s most valuable internet company and a major revenue earner for Naspers, is one the biggest drags on Hong Kong’s benchmark index, shedding 3%.

The stock found chart support at HK$207, the low last month and a level that had proved a stiff resistance in April. A break below this level would confirm a “triple-top” pattern in the stock, traders say, that could pave the way for a slide to around HK$186.

* Fin24 is a Naspers publication.