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May 8: VN-Index down 0.17%

Released at: 22:22, 08/05/2018 Stock Market Watch

May 8: VN-Index down 0.17%

The UPCoM-Index came out as the winner as other indexes lost some ground.

by Huyen Thanh

Most indexes on Vietnam’s stock market on May 8 lost ground with the exception of the UPCoM-Index.

On the HSX, the VN-Index closed at 1,060.45 points, down 1.81 points (0.17 per cent), and the VN30-Index closed at 1,047.83 points, down 0.20 points (0.02 per cent).

On the HNX, the HNX-Index finished at 125.33 points, down 1.22 points (0.97 per cent); the HNX30-Index finished at 229.63 points, down 2.46 points (1.06 per cent); and the UPCoM-Index finished at 56.82 points, up 0.10 points (0.17 per cent).

Liquidity on the HSX was VND3.7 trillion ($162.4 million) and it was VND496.7 billion ($21.8 million) on the HNX.

Most large food and beverages shares gained ground with TAC, VCF and SAB increasing by 3.9, 1.1 and 0.3 per cent respectively as VNM lost 2.6 per cent, KDC lost 2.2 per cent, and BBC lost 0.8 per cent. DQG, TLG and BHN closed at their opening prices.

In banking, BVH, VCI, BID, MSN and TPB gained 4.9, 4.3, 2.2, 0.5, and 0.3 per cent respectively. VPB, MBB and STB, VCB, SSI, and CTG lost 2.5, 2.2, 2.2, 1.8, 1.6 and 0.2 per cent respectively. EIB closed at its opening price.

In energy, the winners were PLX with 2.6 per cent, PPC with 1.1 per cent, and NT2 with 0.8 per cent. PGD lost 3.7 per cent, as did GAS with 0.5 per cent, and PVD with 0.3 per cent. PVT closed at its opening price.

The top 5 shares bought by foreign investors were HPG, SSI, BID, MSN and DXG.

VIC was the largest net share sold on the HSX, followed by VNM, NT2, VRE and PVD.

VGC was the largest net share sold on the HNX, followed by IVS, PMC, PLC and NDN.

On the UPCoM, foreign investors bought 1,261,580 shares worth VND14.21 billion ($624,174).

They net sold on the HSX by VND164.49 billion ($7.2 million) and on the HNX by VND31.40 billion ($1.4 million).

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