UPCoM-Index the only loser on March 13.
by Huyen Thanh
All main indexes on Vietnam’s stock market closed higher on March 13, with the exception of the UPCoM-Index.
On HSX, the VN-Index closed at 1,133.31 points, up 7.02 points (0.62 per cent), and the VN30-Index 1,111.38 points, up 4.41 points (0.40 per cent).
On HNX, the HNX-Index finished at 129.66 points, up 0.60 points (0.47 per cent) and the HNX30-Index 248.85 points, up 1.39 points (0.56 per cent), while the UPCoM-Index fell to 61.25 points, down 0.06 points (0.09 per cent).
Liquidity on HSX was VND5.9 trillion ($259.1 million) and VND964.4 billion ($42.3 million) on HNX.
The VN-Index opened at 1,126.53 points and ended the day at 1,133.31 points.
Most large food and beverages shares gained ground, with VNM, TAC and KDC rising 1.9, 1 and 0.8 per cent while VCF lost 1.1 per cent, BBC 0.6 per cent, DQG 0.5 per cent and TLG 0.4 per cent.
Most large banking shares gained: CTG, SSI, MBB, VPB, BID, STB and VCI by 6.7, 2.9, 2.7, 2.1, 1.6, 0.9, and 0.1 per cent, while EIB, BVH and MSN lost 1.3, 0.9 and 0.2 per cent. VCB closed at its opening price.
In energy, NT2 gained 5.8 per cent, PPC 2.7 per cent, and PVT 1.3 per cent, while PVD, PLX and GAS shed 3.7, 1.1 and 1 per cent.
The Top 5 shares bought by foreign investors were VRE (VND213.6 billion ($9.38 million)), VIC (VND57.4 billion ($2.5 million)), VNM (VND28 billion ($1.2 million)), VJC (VND23 billion ($1 million)), and HPG (VND21.2 billion ($931,210)).
On HSX, VCB was the largest net sold share, with VND52.7 billion ($2.3 million), followed by CTD (VND41 billion ($1.8 million)), HSG (VND33.7 billion ($1.48 million)), CII (VND26 billion ($1.1 million)), and HDB (VND17.2 billion ($755,550)).
VGC was the largest net sold share on HNX, with VND11.9 billion ($522,700), followed by DNP (VND1.7 billion ($74,670)), DBC (VND695.1 million ($30,530)), NDN (VND408.3 million ($17,935)), and VIT (VND297.3 million ($13,060)).
On UPCoM, foreign investors bought 326,129 shares worth VND4.43 billion ($194,590).
They net bought on HSX by VND184.18 billion ($5 million) and net sold on HNX by VND4.95 billion ($48,000).