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VN-Index edges towards 780 points

Released at: 10:37, 04/07/2017 Stock Market Watch

VN-Index edges towards 780 points

Main indexes gain ground on July 3.

by Huyen Thanh

HPG continued to be the largest net bought share by foreign investors on Vietnam’s stock market, with VND80.3 billion ($3.5 million), gaining VND1,000 (3.1 per cent) to VND33,000 by the close of trade and was one of the most active stocks on the VN-Index.

Though not conquering the 780-point mark, the first trading day of the week was generally positive, with green covering the whole market. The VN-Index closed up 2.41 points (0.31 per cent) to 778.88 points, the HNX-Index increased 1.19 points (1.2 per cent) to 100.33 points, and UPCoM-Index increased 0.05 points (0.09 per cent) to 57.62 points.

On HSX, foreign investors continued to be active net buyers, by 4.21 million shares worth VND106.15 billion ($4.6 million).

In banking, BID and VCB were strongly net bought, with VND29.47 billion ($1.28 million) and VND21.71 billion ($943,000), respectively, and gained 1.5 per cent and 1 per cent.

In net selling, DHG topped the list with VND23.7 billion ($10.3 million) and lost VND2,300 (1.9 per cent) to close at VND122,000 ($5.3).

The Top 4 shares bought by foreign investors were SSI (VND20.5 billion ($8.9 million)), VNM (VND18.4 billion ($8 million)), VJC (VND16.41 billion ($713,000)), and VIC (VND10.26 billion ($446,000)).

HBE and DBC were the two biggest net bought shares on HNX, with VND1.27 billion ($552,000) and VND1.15 billion ($500,000), respectively. Foreigners were net sellers overall, to the tune of more than VND1 billion ($43,000).

Net selling pressure on HNX was focused mainly on SHB, with VND14.46 billion ($628,000), but the share traded positively and rose VND400 to VND8,000.

On UPCoM, foreign investors had their 44th net-buying session in a row, with 193,000 shares worth VND7.97 billion ($3.3 million).

Foreigners net bought by 1.9 million shares on HNX, worth VND13.94 billion ($6 million).

Net buying on UPCoM mainly focused on ACV, with VND5.08 billion ($2.2 million), which fell slightly, by VND200 to VND51,000. No UPCoM shares were net bought by more than VND1 billion ($43,000).

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