Solid May 30 trade sees all main indexes finish higher.
All main indexes had a solid May 30, with the VN-Index increasing 6.39 points (1.05 per cent) and the VN30-Index 5.73 points (0.94 per cent) on HSX while the HNX-Index rose 0.13 points (0.17 per cent) and the HNX30-Index 0.71 points (0.49 per cent) on HNX.
The UpCoM Index also closed higher, by 0.14 points (0.26 per cent).
HSX saw 120 shares increase and 89 decrease while HNX saw 175 increase and 123 decrease.
In the morning session the VN-Index fluctuated around 610 points then in the afternoon eased to 609.76 points before increasing to an impressive 614.50 points at the close.
As most large caps finished higher the largest, VNM, fell 0.7 per cent.
Banking shares again carried the market upwards as all increased, except for STB, which was down 1.8 per cent while EIB closed at it opening price.
VCB had the best of the day in banking shares, rising 3.3 per cent overall and 2.4 per cent in just the afternoon. Foreign investors played a key role, net buying the share by some 173,000 after lunch, or almost half of its total trade.
Other banking shares on the up included BID, by 1.7 per cent, MBB 1.3 per cent and CTG 1.1 per cent.
Among oil and gas shares, PVD increased 1.7 per cent and GAS 0.9 per cent.
Other large caps to close higher included VIC, by 3.9 per cent, SSI 3.8 per cent, HPG 1.5 per cent and BVH 0.9 per cent.
On HNX, ACB and PVI closed at their opening price, while SHB, PHP, DBC and NTP fell 1.6 per cent, 1.5 per cent, 0.3 per cent and 0.2 per cent, respectively.
VCG was the day’s stand-out performer, increasing 6.6 per cent, while PLC finished 1.9 per cent higher, VCS 1.3 per cent, and PVS 0.6 per cent.
Foreign investors net bought on both markets, on HSX by some VND143 billion ($6.37 million) and on HNX by some VND12 billion ($535,320).