Major underwear maker Gunze Ltd shares hit a new 2000-2001 high on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Monday morning. After hitting a high of 457 yen, the issue traded at 452 yen past mid-morning, up 18 yen from Friday, when it surged 3.3 per cent. In late February, the company said it will likely see a net loss of 3.5bn yen for the year ending this month due to an extraordinary loss related to the closing of its unprofitable businesses.