Large caps down and leave a mark on VN-Index on August 16.
The VN-Index was the only main index to close lower on August 16, by 1.36 points (0.21 per cent). HSX’s other index, the VN30-Index, closed up 0.78 points (0.12 per cent) while on HNX the HNX-Index rose by 0.28 points (0.34 per cent) and the HNX30-Index 0.2 points (0.13 per cent).
The UpCoM Index increased by 0.08 points (0.14 per cent).
HSX saw 129 shares increasing and 102 decreasing while HNX saw 91 increasing and 98 decreasing.
Liquidity on HNX was VND523 billion ($23.44 million), 16 per cent higher than yesterday, and on HSX was VND2.6 trillion ($116.55 million), 19 per cent higher.
The VN-Index opened at 659.47 points and reached 660.24 points from the first matching orders before easing to 658.41 points and edging upwards to 661.25 points by the middle of the morning session and hovering around that mark and closing at 661.74 points. The afternoon session began with the index reaching its bottom of the day of 657.00 points then increasing to 658.85 points in the middle of the session before closing at 658.11 points.
Most large caps on HSX fell, with VNM closing at its opening price, saving the VN30-Index from closing down. VNM also saw the highest trade, of some VND184 billion ($8.24 million).
Most banking shares fell, except for EIB, which closed at its opening price. STB finished down 1.83 per cent, BID 1.2 per cent, CTG 1.1 per cent, VCB 0.9 per cent and MBB 0.7 per cent.
In oil and gas, CNG was up 3.2 per cent, GAS was down 0.8 per cent, and PGD and ASP closed at their opening price.
VIC fell 2.2 per cent.
On HNX, NTP closed 2.2 per cent higher, PVI 1.9 per cent and ACB 1.7 per cent. Falling large caps included PVS, by 2.4 per cent, and VCG 0.6 per cent. PHP, SHB and PTI closed at their opening price.
Foreign investors net sold on HSX by VND207.67 billion ($9.30 million), the second day of strong net selling, and net bought on HNX by VND786 million ($35,236).