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VN-Index gains ground

Released at: 18:47, 19/04/2017 Stock Market Watch

VN-Index gains ground

Another increase for VN-Index on April 19 as HNX-Index down by slimmest of margins.

by Yen Thanh

Only the HNX-Index closed down on Vietnam’s stock market on April 19.

On HSX, the VN-Index increased 1.84 points (0.26 per cent), the VN30-Index 3.98 points (0.59 per cent), the VNMid-Index 14.34 points (1.58 per cent), and the VNSml-Index 4.08 points (0.51 per cent).

On HNX, the HNX-Index fell 0.01 points (0.01 per cent) and the HNX30-Index 2.19 points (1.33 per cent). The UPCoM Index increased 0.29 points (0.51 per cent) and the VNALL-Index 5.72 points (0.51 per cent).

Liquidity on HSX reached VND2.8 trillion ($123.1 million), 20 per cent lower than yesterday, and on HNX was VND482 billion ($21.2 million), 16 per cent lower.

The VN-Index opened at 714.93 points and fluctuated until late in the morning session before recovering to close at 715.5 points. It then fluctuated throughout the afternoon and closed the day’s trade at 716.77 points.

In food and beverages, VNM and BHN both increased 0.7 per cent. SBT closed at its opening price while SAB lost 1.7 per cent, KDC 0.5 per cent, and MSN 0.4 per cent.

In banking, STB and VCB increased 2.7 per cent and 0.1 per cent, respectively. CTG closed at its opening price while EIB fell 3.5 per cent, MBB 1.3 per cent, and BID 1.2 per cent.

In energy, PGD increased 4.1 per cent while CNG and GAS lost 0.3 per cent and 0.2 per cent, respectively.

In real estate, DXG hit its ceiling in rising 6.9 per cent, while KDH increased 2 per cent, KBC 1.4 per cent, and NVL 0.9 per cent. FLC and VIC shed 4 per cent and 0.5 per cent, respectively.

Among other large caps, MWG gained 2.5 per cent, HPG 2.3 per cent, VJC 1.9 per cent, ROS 0.3 per cent, and BHN 0.2 per cent, while FPT closed at its opening price.

ROS saw the highest liquidity on HSX, with VND701 billion ($31 million), followed by FLC with VND148 billion ($6.5 million), VNM with VND140 billion ($6.2 million), and HPG with VND128 billion ($5.6 million).

On HNX, SHB increased 1.4 per cent, VCS 1 per cent, VCG 0.7 per cent, and NTP 0.1 per cent. Its largest cap, ACB, fell 0.9 per cent.

Foreign investors net bought on HSX by VND104 billion ($4.5 million) and net sold on HNX by VND14 billion ($615,720).

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