VN-Index up just over 1% on March 8.
by Huyen Thanh
All main indexes on Vietnam’s stock market closed higher on March 8.
On HSX, the VN-Index closed at 1,124.15 points, up 11.89 points (1.07 per cent), and the VN30-Index 1,105.03 points, up 12.86 points (1.18 per cent).
On HNX, the HNX-Index finished at 126.14 points, up 0.54 points (0.43 per cent), the HNX30-Index 243.63 points, up 1.48 points (0.61 per cent), and the UPCoM-Index 60.84 points, up 0.36 points (0.60 per cent).
Liquidity on HSX was VND5 trillion ($219.7 million) and VND1.1 trillion ($48.3 million) on HNX.
The VN-Index opened at 1,112.24 points and ended the day at 1,124.15 points.
Most large food and beverages shares lost ground, with DQG, KDC and TLG falling 1.9, 0.5 and 0.1 per cent while VNM gained 1.4 per cent.
Most large banking shares gained: VPB, MSN, BVH, VCI, STB, CTG and MBB by 5, 2.8, 2.7, 1.2, 1, 0.6 and 0.2 per cent, while BID, SSI and VCB lost 0.8, 0.1 and 0.1 per cent.
In energy, PLX gained 2 per cent and PGD 1.6 per cent, while NT2, PPC, PVT, PVD and GAS shed 2.6, 0.8, 0.8, 0.4 and 0.2 per cent.
The Top 5 shares bought by foreign investors were DXG (VND34.2 billion ($1.5 million)), HPG (VND12.3 billion ($540,000)), BVH (VND11.2 billion ($492,000)), KDH (VND9.2 billion ($404,000)), and PDR (VND8.9 billion ($391,000)).
On HSX, HDB was the largest net sold share, with VND58.4 billion ($2.5 million), followed by GMD (VND38.3 billion ($1.68 million)), DIG (VND34.9 billion ($1.5 million)), SSI (VND32.1 billion ($1.4 million)), and DHG (VND15.2 billion ($668,000)).
VGC was the largest net sold share on HNX, with VND17.1 billion ($751,000), followed by PVI (VND3.9 billion ($171,000)), CMS (VND1.3 billion ($57,000)), DNP (VND1.1 billion ($48,000)), and PLC (VND725.5 million ($32,000)).
On UPCoM, foreign investors bought 3,153,273 shares worth VND43.2 billion ($1.9 million).
They net bought on HSX by VND114.24 billion ($5 million) and on HNX by VND1.1 billion ($48,000).