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Main indexes lose ground

Released at: 18:50, 20/04/2017 Stock Market Watch

Main indexes lose ground

Little joy for main indexes on April 20.

by Yen Thanh

All main indexes on Vietnam’s stock market closed lower on April 20.

On HSX, the VN-Index fell 4.11 points (0.57 per cent), the VN30-Index 5.39 points (0.79 per cent), the VNMid-Index 2.69 points (0.29 per cent), and the VNSml-Index 0.15 points (0.02 per cent).

On HNX, the HNX-Index lost 0.65 points (0.73 per cent) and the HNX30-Index 2.25 points (1.35 per cent). The UPCoM Index increased 0.12 points (0.21 per cent) and the VNALL-Index fell 0.6 points (0.06 per cent).

Liquidity on HSX reached VND2.6 trillion ($114.4 million), 7 per cent lower than yesterday, and on HNX was VND400 billion ($17.6 million), 17 per cent lower.

The VN-Index opened at 716.77 points and dropped to 714.6 points early on before recovering to 715 points later then closed the morning session at 713.3 points. It increased early in the afternoon, to 715.8 points, then fell and closed the day’s trade at 712.66 points.   

All large caps in food and beverages fell: MSN by 2 per cent, BHN 1.6 per cent, SAB 0.7 per cent, KDC 0.6 per cent, VNM 0.3 per cent, and SBT 0.2 per cent.

In banking, BID and EIB both increased 1.8 per cent and CTG 0.6 per cent. MBB and SBT closed at their opening price while VCB lost 1.4 per cent.  

In energy, PGD closed at its opening price while GAS and CNG fell 1.8 per cent and 0.3 per cent, respectively.

In real estate, NVL increased 0.9 per cent, FLC 0.4 per cent, and KBC 0.3 per cent.

Among other large caps, ROS and VJC increased 0.6 per cent and 0.2 per cent, respectively, and BVH, HPG, and MWG lost 1.9 per cent, 1.6 per cent, and 0.6 per cent, respectively.

ROS saw the highest liquidity on HSX, with VND725 billion ($32 million), followed by FLC with VND89 billion ($4 million), DXG with VND82 billion ($3.6 million), and BHS with VND75 billion ($3.3 million). The largest cap, VNM, saw liquidity of some VND62 billion ($2.7 million).

On HNX, PVI and NTP increased 0.7 per cent and 0.5 per cent, respectively, ACB closed at its opening price, and VCG lost 3.3 per cent, SHB 2.7 per cent, PVS 1.8 per cent, and VCS 0.5 per cent.

Foreign investors net sold on HSX by VND30 billion ($1.3 million) and on HNX by VND875 million ($38,500).

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