Tale of two markets on July 28.
July 28 was a mixed day for Vietnam’s stock market, with main indexes on HSX increasing and those on HNX falling.
On HSX the VN-Index rose 1.03 points (0.16 per cent) and the VN30-Index 4.70 points (0.73 per cent) while on HNX the HNX-Index closed 0.18 points (0.22 per cent) lower and the HNX30-Index 0.56 points (0.37 per cent).
The UpCoM Index increased 0.1 points (0.18 per cent).
HSX saw 98 shares increasing and 122 decreasing while HNX saw 145 increasing and 122 decreasing.
Liquidity on HNX reached VND517 billion ($13.17 million), up 14 per cent against yesterday, and on HSX was VND2.2 trillion ($98.62 million), up 15 per cent.
The VN-Index opened at 656.71 points and fluctuated within a few points before closing the morning session at 653.65 points. It bottomed out at 650.19 points early in the afternoon session before recovering and then closing at 657.14 points.
Among banking shares on HSX, only EIB and VCB increased, by 2.6 per cent and 0.9 per cent, respectively, while falling shares included CTG, by 1.1 per cent, MBB 0.66 per cent, and BID 0.56 per cent. STB closed at its opening price.
GAS was down 4.1 per cent and curbed gains elsewhere on HSX. Among other oil and gas shares, CNG was up 0.3 per cent while PGD and ASP closed at their opening price.
Among other large caps on HSX, HPG increased 3.2 per cent, VIC 2.9 per cent, and MWG 2.3 per cent, while MSN, FPT and DPM closed at their opening price.
On HNX, large caps to increase included PHP, by 2.4 per cent, and VCS and NTP 0.2 per cent. ACB and PVS closed at their opening price while SHB was down 1.6 per cent, PVI 1.5 per cent and VCG 1.4 per cent.
Foreign investors net sold on HSX by some VND8 billion ($358,640) and net bought on HNX by some VND21 billion ($941,430).