Market begins afternoon session well before ending 0.21% lower.
The VN-Index headed upwards for the first 20 minutes of the afternoon session on December 14 before closing at 562 points, for a loss of 1.21 points, or 0.21 per cent. The market saw 108 shares increasing and 106 decreasing, on relatively low liquidity of 92 million shares valued at VND1.3 trillion ($57.66 million).
The VN30-Index, meanwhile, ended the day 1.41 points, or 0.24 per cent, higher, due to strong increases in a number of small and medium caps in both price and trading value. OGC today hit its ceiling after increasing 5.56 per cent, with some 5.2 million shares traded. HAG, SSI, and KDC were among the shares with the highest liquidity and increased 1.75 per cent, 2.23 per cent, and 3.18 per cent, respectively. Some 5 million shares in the VN30-Index were bought by foreign investors, valued at VND91.8 billion ($4.07 million), with market rumors saying they were mostly ETF funds.
HHS and HPG continued their increases from the morning, closing 1.95 per cent and 2.68 per cent higher, respectively. HHS saw net buying by foreign investor of some 1.5 million shares, with just 100 sold, accounting for 27 per cent of the total trade in the share today. HPG saw 262,100 shares bought and 250,450 sold.
Foreign investors conducted significantly less selling today than in recent days, of just VND40 million ($1,774) in HSX.
SSI saw the highest net buying in value terms by foreign investors, of some VND3 billion ($133,080), while MSN saw highest net selling by foreign investors, of VND21 billion ($931,560). VCB saw net selling by foreign investor of VND12 billion ($532,320).
VCB, MBB, and EIB increased by 0.73 per cent, 1.43 per cent and 5.50 per cent, respectively.
The HNX-Index today closed down 0.59 per cent, with 71 shares increasing and 104 decreasing. The HNX30-Index fell 1.08 per cent, with five shares increasing and 15 decreasing.