Trade wraps up for year with VN-Index up healthily while HNX-Index loses 3.6% in last 12 months.
The VN-Index closed the final session of 2015 down slightly, by 0.42 points, or 0.07 per cents, at 579.03 points, on trade of 134 million shares valued at VND2.22 trillion ($98.72 million), of which 102 million were traded via order matching, valued at VND1.5 trillion ($66.70 million). The market saw 117 shares increase and 93 decrease.
The HNX-Index rose 0.68 points, or 0.85 per cent, to finish at 79.96 points, with 119 shares increasing and 87 decreasing.
The VN-Index is now 6.1 per cent higher than in the last session of 2014, while the HNX-Index is down 3.6 per cent.
HSN saw positive trade in the morning session but fell early in the afternoon before recovering in the last few minutes to record just a slight fall. A number of large caps saw strong demand in the final minutes, including STB, which increased 3.97 per cent on trade of 3.5 million shares, and MBB, which finished 4.29 per cent higher on trade of 2.5 million shares. Other large caps helped the market recover, such as VNM, which rose 0.79 per cent, MSN 0.65 per cent, and DPM 0.34 per cent.
Foreign investors, surprisingly, were net buyers today, to the tune of VND312 billion ($13.87 million). VND295 billion ($13.11 million) was spent net buying MWG, which today issued 7 million additional shares with a par value of VND10,000 ($0.44). The share finished 3.09 per cent lower due to the issuance.
VIC ended eight consecutive days of increases, falling 0.65 per cent today after strong selling by foreign investors, with a net VND45.9 billion ($2.04 million).