Banking shares again influence VN-Index on May 12, this time negatively.
Only the VN-Index finished down on May 12, by 1.94 points (0.32 per cent), while the VN30-Index rose 0.08 points (0.01 per cent) on HSX and the HNX-Index increased 0.59 points (0.73 per cent) and the HNX30-Index 1.4 points (0.98 per cent) on HNX.
HSX saw 98 shares increasing and 111 decreasing while HNX saw 133 increasing and 142 decreasing.
The UPCoM index finished the day 0.29 points (0.51 per cent) higher.
The VN-Index fluctuated over the course of the day, slipping to 513.42 points in the middle of the morning session before peaking at 617.34 points and then closing at 615.16 points. During afternoon trade it rose to 616.21 points before falling sharply to 612.12 points by the close.
Liquidity on HSX was VND1.4 trillion ($62.74 million), down about 17 per cent against the previous day. HNX, meanwhile, saw some VND510 billion ($22.85 million) changing hands, 20 per cent higher than the previous day, with no put through trading during the day.
Banking shares once again had a huge effect on the VN-Index. Among the three largest caps, VCB and CTG fell 2 per cent and 1.7 per cent, respectively, while BID increased 0.5 per cent. Among smaller caps, STB increased to its ceiling of 6.8 per cent without any information in support, and EIB rose 1.8 per cent while MBB fell 1.3 per cent.
STB increased significantly and influenced the VN30-Index, pushing it slightly higher.
Among other large caps, VNM was down 0.7 per cent, HPG 1.4 per cent and FPT 0.6 per cent, while VIC, MSN and BVH close at their opening price.
Large caps on HNX to increase included ACB, by 5 per cent, VCS 4.4 per cent, VCG 2.9 per cent and SHB 1.6 per cent.
NTP, PHP and PLC fell 1.2 per cent, 0.5 per cent and 0.3 per cent, respectively.
Foreign investors net sold on HSX by some VND11 billion ($493,020) and net bought on HNX by some VND13 billion ($582,660).