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Speculative stocks heat the market

Update: August, 29/2017 - 10:19
Both local stock indices advanced yesterday, with investors pouring money into speculative stocks for short-term profits. — VNA/VNS Photo

HÀ NỘI – Both local stock indices advanced yesterday, with investors pouring money into speculative stocks for short-term profits.

The benchmark VN-Index on the HCM Stock Exchange rose 7.3 per cent to close at 777.26 points. The southern market index has gained 1.4 per cent in the last three sessions in the previous week.

On the Hà Nội Stock Exchange, the HNX-Index rallied 1.23 per cent to end at 103.90 points. The northern market index increased 1.74 per cent in the previous three sessions.

Large-cap stocks continued to advance and support the market.

Seventeen of the top 30 largest shares by market value and liquidity on the main bourse in HCM City gained, while 10 fell.

Rising sectors included finance, steel manufacturing, energy and real estate and retail, such as Vietcombank, Military Bank, Bảo Việt Holdings, PV Gas, FPT Corp and Mobile World Group, as well as VinGroup, Hòa Phát Group, Masan Group, Kido Group and Kinh Bắc City Development.

According to BIDV Securities Co (BSC), the VN-Index has overcome the psychological resistance level of 775 points and is fluctuating around the resistance level of 777 points.

“Market liquidity in recent sessions has improved significantly, however, it should be noted that the current cash flow tends to spread into speculative stocks, while not really supporting the VN30 and banking stocks (except Asia Commercial Bank),” BSC wrote in a note.

A total of 316.4 million shares worth almost VNĐ5.2 trillion (US$229 million) were traded on the two exchanges yesterday, a rise of about 36 per cent in both volume and value compared to last week’s daily trading figures.

However, cash was disbursed into cheap and speculative stocks in the real estate and financial sectors such as FLC Group, FLC Faros Construction, Hoàng Quân Consulting-Trading-Service Real Estate JSC, Ocean Group, FIT Group and KLF Joint Venture Global Investment JSC.

Except FIT Group, which decreased 3 per cent, all other shares listed above climbed between 3-8 per cent with millions of shares traded of each stock. FLC was the most prominent with more 60 million shares changing hands with its share price hitting the daily maximum rise of 7 per cent at VNĐ9,160 a share.

FLC’s share prices increased by 20.5 per cent last week with 225 million shares traded in the last four sessions. Its surge most likely derived from speculative cash flows surrounding information that its chairman Trịnh Văn Quyết has registered to buy another 11 million shares from September 15 to October 15 right after his purchase of 20 million FLC shares in the last three weeks.

BSC forecast the market will likely maintain its short-term rise on improved investor confidence. – VNS

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