HSX losses offset gains made on HNX, with VN-Index closing down 0.69% on afternoon of January 13.
The HSX fell almost 4 points in the afternoon session against the morning close, bringing the VN-Index down 3.89 points (0.69 per cent) to 560.37 points at the end of the day’s trade. Eighty-four shares increased and 117 decreased.
Liquidity in the market was relatively good over the day, with VND1.5 trillion ($66.91 million) worth of shares changing hands via order matching.
The VN30-Index fell 3.76 points (0.65 per cent) to close at 578.63 points (0.65 per cent), with only five shares increasing and over 20 decreasing.
Unlike the morning session, when some sectors traded in positive territory, the afternoon session saw widespread losses.
Most banking shares were down, with the exception of EIB, which was up 6.19 per cent, and NVB, up 5.26 per cent. Large caps to fall included BID, by 1.55 per cent, VCB 0.94 per cent, STB 0.8 per cent, MBB 0.72 per cent, and CTG 0.56 per cent.
Finance company shares also headed downwards, with SSI failing to rise further and closing at its opening price, while OGC fell 2.38 per cent, BSI 2.22 per cent, and HCM 1.06 per cent. On HNX, VND and BVS were down in the afternoon but up over the course of the day.
Real estate shares were also down, with FLC falling 5.06 per cent, ASM 3.37 per cent, KBC 2.4 per cent, ITA 1.85 per cent, and VIC 0.21 per cent. On HSX only KDH increased, by 0.48 per cent.
Other large caps bringing the index down included HNG, which fell 3.2 per cent, MSN 2 per cent, and VNM 1.6 per cent.
Oil and gas shares were mostly down in the afternoon against the morning. Only GAS rose in the afternoon, by 0.86 per cent, but was still down by 0.87 per cent compared with the opening of the morning session.
HHS lost all of its impressive gains in the morning session, returning to its opening price.
Foreign investors today net sold by some VND82 billion ($3.65 million) on HSX and VND615,80 million ($27,471) on HNX, in particular VIC, by VND48 billion ($2.14 million), PVD VND18 billion ($802,980), and CTD VND12 billion ($535,320).
The HNX-index, meanwhile, increased 0.01 points (0.01 per cent), with 85 shares increasing and 102 decreasing, with support coming from oil shares, including PVI, which increased 1.2 per cent, PVS 0.7 per cent, and PLC 0.3 per cent.