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April 17: VN-Index up 0.24%

Released at: 17:21, 17/04/2018 Stock Market Watch

April 17: VN-Index up 0.24%

Index back above 1,150 as all main indexes gain ground.

by Huyen Thanh

All main indexes on Vietnam’s stock market gained ground on April 17.

On HSX, the VN-Index closed at 1,153.28 points, up 4.79 points (0.42 per cent), and the VN30-Index 1,130.32 points, up 2.29 points (0.20 per cent).

On HNX, the HNX-Index finished at 134.25 points, up 0.94 points (0.70 per cent), the HNX30-Index 250.67 points, up 1.06 points (0.42 per cent), and the UPCoM-Index 59.33 points, up 0.30 points (0.50 per cent).

Liquidity on HSX was VND4.2 trillion ($184.4 million) and VND725.5 billion ($31.8 million) on HNX.

Most large food and beverages shares lost ground, with VNM, DQC, KDC, BBC and SAB falling 2.9, 2, 1.5, 0.9 and 0.2 per cent while BHN rose 0.4 per cent.

In banking, BID, EIB, BVH, MBB, CTG, VPB, STB, VCB, SSI and VCI increased 4.8, 4.6, 3.5, 2.7, 2.4, 1.9, 1.9, 1.7, 1.4 and 1.3 per cent as MSN lost 0.3 per cent.

In energy, PVT and GAS gained 0.5 per cent as PLX lost 3.5 per cent, PVD 3.8 per cent, and PPC 2 per cent. PGD closed at its opening price.

The Top 5 shares bought by foreign investors were DXG, GAS, AST, DHG and LDG.

VNM was the largest net sold share on HSX, followed by VIC, HPG, VJC and MSN.

NDN was the largest net sold share on HNX, followed by VGC, VCG, DBC and VPI.

On UPCoM, foreign investors bought 335,222 shares worth VND21.42 billion ($940,550).

They net sold on HSX by VND277.21 billion ($12.2 million) and net bought on HNX by VND21.7 billion ($952,845).

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