Strong performance among VN30 shares fails to offset slight decline in VN-Index.
HSX’s VN30-Index was the only one to finish in positive territory on July 15, increasing 2.49 points (0.38 points). The VN-Index on HSX fell 2.13 points (0.32 per cent) while on HNX the HNX-Index was down 0.06 points (0.06 per cent) and the HNX30-Index 0.3 points (0.19 per cent).
The UpCoM Index also closed down, by 0.22 points (0.39 per cent).
HSX saw 96 shares increasing and 125 decreasing while HNX saw 138 increasing and 138 decreasing.
Liquidity on HSX reached VND2.1 trillion ($94.16 million), 27.28 per cent lower than yesterday, and on HNX was VND645 billion ($28.91 million), 19 per cent lower.
The VN-Index began the day by edging upwards and peaking at 669.99 points in the middle of the morning session before falling to 661.79 points then recovering to close at 663.96 points. In the afternoon it rose to 667.50 points before gradually slipping to 664.56 points by the close.
VCB had the most impact on the VN-Index, falling 0.89 per cent in the morning and a further 2.68 per cent in the afternoon. It closed down 3.57 per cent, at VND54,000 ($2.42).
Foreign investors sold some 451,000 VCB shares, or almost 80 per cent of its trading volume.
The increase in the VN30-Index came from contribution by STB, up 3.48 per cent, EIB 2.5 per cent, VIC 1.87 per cent and VNM 0.68 per cent.
Among other large caps on HSX, GAS was down 0.8 per cent and BID 0.5 per cent, while VIC and CTG increased 1.9 per cent and 0.5 per cent, respectively.
On HNX, ACB and PVS closed at their opening price and VCG and PVI increased 1.2 per cent and 0.8 per cent, respectively. NTP, VCS, DBC, and PHP closed down 2.5 per cent, 1.9 per cent, 1.8 per cent and 0.9 per cent, respectively.
Foreign investors net bought on both markets, by VND11 billion ($493,240) on HSX and VND17 billion ($762,280) on HNX.