Solid day's trade on January 27 sees Indexes in the black.
The HSX increased by 4.96 points (0.92 per cent) on January 27, with 158 shares increasing and 67 decreasing. The morning session ended down, at 540.29 points, but rose in the afternoon session by more than 2 points, with the VN-Index finishing at 542.69 points.
The VN30-Index increased 4.46 points (0.8 per cent), with 24 shares increasing and five decreasing. The Index rose 2 points in the afternoon to close at 558.98 points.
The HNX-Index, meanwhile, closed 0.75 points (1 per cent) higher, with 189 shares increasing and 74 decreasing. The HNX30-Index rose 2.27 points (1.71 per cent) over the course of the day’s trade.
While global oil and gas prices fell today, shares in the sector saw positive trade, with GAS increasing 2.82 per cent, CNG 2.55 per cent, and PGD 0.28 per cent on HSX, while PGS reached its ceiling after rising 9.94 per cent and PCG finished 6.09 per cent higher on HNX.
Finance shares also had a good day, with most shares increasing slightly, including FIT, by 2.6 per cent, BSI 2.25 per cent, HCM 1.82 per cent, and SSI 0.99 per cent on HSX. On HNX, SHS was up 3.03 per cent, VND 2.73 per cent, and KLS 1.61 per cent.
Banking shares fared well, with BID closing up 4.24 per cent, MBB 0.71 per cent, and CTG 0.57 per cent, while VCB fell for the third day in a row, by 0.25 per cent.
VNM stood out among large caps pushing up the market, rising 1.7 per cent, while VCB and VIC were the two worst performers.
VIC was the target of the most net selling by foreign investors, at VND81 billion ($3.63 million), while they net sold VCB by VND13 billion ($582,790).
Foreign investors overall net sold by VND105 billion ($4.7 million) on HSX and VND13 billion ($582,790) on HNX.