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All indexes close in positive territory

Released at: 19:05, 15/08/2016 Stock Market Watch

All indexes close in positive territory

Foreign investors strong net sellers on HSX on August 15.

by Hung Khanh

All main indexes on Vietnam’s market closed higher on August 15.

On HSX the VN-Index increased 3.76 points (0.57 per cent) and the VN30-Index 4.55 points (0.71 per cent) while on HNX the HNX-Index rose 0.04 points (0.05 per cent) and the HNX30-Index 0.53 points (0.35 per cent).

The UpCoM Index, however, fell by 0.23 points (0.41 per cent).

HSX saw 14 shares increasing and 102 decreasing while HNX saw 134 increasing and 113 decreasing.

Liquidity on HNX was VND448 billion ($20.08 million), 12.6 per cent higher than last Friday, and on HSX was VND2.1 trillion ($94.16 million), 12.5 per cent lower.

The VN-Index opened at 655.71 points and slipped early on to 653.65 points before recovering to 658.51 points in the middle of the morning session. It then fell to 656.16 points then gained ground to close at 656.81 points. In the afternoon it fluctuated around 656 points before increasing to 658.80 points in the middle of the session and then finished the day at 659.47 points.

MWG, GAS, HPG and VNM nudged the HSX upwards, increasing 2 per cent, 1.6 per cent, 1.1 per cent and 0.6 per cent, respectively.

Banking shares were quiet, with most closing unchanged. Only EIB increased, by 1.9 per cent.

Among oil and gas shares, GAS and CNG increased 1.6 per cent and 0.8 per cent, respectively, while ASP and PGD lost 2.4 per cent and 0.4 per cent, respectively.

On HNX, large caps VCG, PVS and NTP rose 6 per cent, 1.4 per cent and 0.3 per cent, respectively, and helped the index close higher. SHB was down 1.8 per cent, ACB 1.1 per cent, and PHP 1 per cent.

Foreign investors net sold strongly on HSX, by VND207 billion ($9.28 million), in particular VNM, HPG and HBC, while net buying on HNX by VND427 million ($19,146).

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