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Only VN-Index closes higher

Released at: 18:58, 04/08/2016 Stock Market Watch

Only VN-Index closes higher

VN-Index bucks the trend as other indexes finish in negative territory on August 4.

by Hung Khanh

The VN-Index was the only one of Vietnam’s main indexes to increase on August 4.

On HSX the VN-Index finished up 0.33 points (0.05 per cent) while the VN30-Index was down 5.75 points (0.92 per cent), and on HNX the HNX-Index fell 0.1 points (0.12 per cent) and the HNX30-Index 0.57 points (0.39 per cent).

The UpCoM Index fell by 0.1 points (0.19 per cent).

HSX saw 93 shares increasing and 138 decreasing while HNX saw 132 increasing and 149 decreasing.

Liquidity on HNX was VND405.22 billion ($18.17 million), down 1.3 per cent against yesterday, and on HSX was VND1.8 trillion ($80.73 million), up 6 per cent.

The VN-Index opened at 631.61 points then quickly rose to 636.33 points, fluctuating around this mark until late in the morning session and reaching a peak of 640.94 points late on before easing to 639.10 points at the close. In the afternoon session it fluctuated around 639 points before sliding from the middle of the session onwards and closing at 631.94 points.

HSX’s three largest caps closed higher, with VCB up 3 per cent, VNM 1.3 per cent and GAS 0.8 per cent.

VIC fell for the third consecutive day despite releasing handsome business results for the first half.

Other large caps on HSX to increase included MWG, by 4 per cent, CTG 1.2 per cent, BVH 0.9 per cent and MSN 0.8 per cent. Those falling included STB, by 4.5 per cent, HPG 1.4 per cent, BID 1.2 per cent, EIB 0.9 per cent and MBB 0.7 per cent.

Large caps on HNX to rise included PVS, by 2.3 per cent, ACB 1.2 per cent, PVI 0.4 per cent and NTP 0.3 per cent. PHP and PTI closed at the opening price while VCG fell 5 per cent, SHB 1.8 per cent and VCS 0.8 per cent.

Foreign investors net bought on HSX by VND43 billion ($1.92 million) and by VND30 billion ($1.34 million) on HNX.

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