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Mixed day for markets

Released at: 09:28, 04/02/2016

Mixed day for markets

HSX up, HNX down on low liquidity on February 3.

by Hung Khanh

The VN-Index increased 2.62 points (0.49 per cent) on HSX on February 3 with 106 shares increasing and 105 decreasing.

The VN30-Index also rose, by 1.44 points (0.26 per cent), after 12 shares increased and 12 decreased.

The HNX-Index, meanwhile, fell 0.05 points (0.07 per cent) with 139 shares increasing and 112 decreasing, and the HNX30-Index was down 0.46 points (0.34 per cent), with eight shares increasing and ten decreasing.

A common feature all round was low liquidity, with some VND1 trillion ($44.86 million) in trade from order matching on HSX and VND240 billion ($10.76 million) on HNX.

On HSX, large caps helping the day’s climb included GAS, which was up 6.1 per cent, MSN 2.1 per cent, VNM 1.7 per cent, and BID 1.2 per cent. VCB was down 2 per cent, BVH 1 per cent, and CTG 0.6 per cent.

Gas shares saw positive trade, with GAS up 6.1 per cent, CNG 1.64 per cent, and PGD 0.28 per cent on HSX, while the HNX saw PVG up 4.23 per cent and PGS and PCG close at their opening price.

Oil shares on HNX were one reason behind its loss, with PVB, PVC, and PVS down 3.7 per cent, 2.31 per cent and 2.11 per cent, respectively. Banking and finance shares were also down or unchanged, with SHB losing 1.5 per cent and KLS 1.5 per cent, while ACB, NVB, and SHS closed at their opening price.

In the VN30-Index, HVG and HAG lost the most, by 6.48 per cent and 5 per cent.

Foreign investors net sold by VND76 billion ($3.4 million) on HSX, primarily VIC, HPG, and VCB. They net sold by some VND1.5 billion ($67,290) on HNX.

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