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VN-Index up 2.91%

Released at: 16:39, 22/04/2016 Stock Market Watch

VN-Index up 2.91%

Index closes over 590-point mark on April 22.

by Hung Khanh

Impressive gains were made on both stock markets on April 22. On HSX the VN-Index increased 16.75 points (2.91 per cent) and the VN30-Index 12.62 points (2.17 per cent) while on HNX the HNX-Index rose 1.25 points (1.57 per cent) and the HNX30-Index 2.59 points (1.83 per cent). The VNMID sub-index increased 6.75 points (0.89 per cent) and the VNSML 7.86 points (1.06 per cent).

The HSX saw 150 shares increasing and 75 decreasing, while HNX saw 134 increasing and 90 decreasing.

The VN30 basket saw 24 shares increasing and just three decreasing.

The VN-Index increased impressively in both the morning and afternoon sessions. After closing the morning at 584.47 points it then reached 592.48 points at the end of the day’s trade.

Almost all large caps finished in positive territory, with BID increasing 6.9 per cent to hit its ceiling, VCB 6.5 per cent, VIC 5.8 per cent, CTG 5 per cent, BVH 4.7 per cent, GAS 4.4 per cent, HPG 3.8 per cent, VNM 2.2 per cent and MBB 2.1 per cent.

MSN was the only large cap to fall, by 1.4 per cent.

Among other banking shares, STB and EIB closed at their opening price.

Other oil and gas to increase included PGD, by 1.15 per cent, and CNG 1.28 per cent.

Liquidity was quite high, with some VND2.3 trillion ($103.20 million) changing hands via order matching; the highest in over a month.

On HNX, SHB and ACB finished up after three days of closing at their opening price or falling, while SHB and ACB increased 3.2 per cent and 2.8 per cent, respectively.

VSC and PVS increased the most on HNX, by 6.4 and 4.2 per cent, respectively.

Foreign investors net bought on HSX by some VND204 billion ($9.15 million), primarily in VCB, GAS and BID, by some VND51 billion ($2.28 million), VND49 billion ($2.19 million) and VND24 billion ($1.07 million), respectively.

They also net bought on HNX, by some VND6 billion ($269,220).

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