Market recovers, boosted by strong gains in pillar stocks

September 15, 2021 - 17:00

But foreign investors continued to net sell on both two main exchanges, but the value was much smaller.

A worker packing wolfram ore at Núi Pháo mineral factory of Masan High-Tech Materials in Thái Nguyên. — VNA/VNS Photo 

HÀ NỘI — Shares rebounded on Wednesday after a choppy session as the market’s sentiment recovered. But foreign investors continued to net sell on both main exchanges, but the value was much smaller.

On the Hồ Chí Minh Stock Exchange (HoSE), the VN-Index bounced back after falling for two consecutive sessions. The benchmark finished yesterday at 1,245.83 points, up 6.13 points, or 0.46 per cent. 

It opened on a cautious note and ended lower in the morning trade.

The market’s breadth was positive with 281 stocks climbing, while 147 stocks declined. However, the liquidity kept sliding. Of which investors poured VNĐ19.19 trillion (US$844.87 million) into the southern market, equivalent to a trading volume of nearly 692.1 million shares. 

The index’s recovery was thanks to strong gains in some large-cap stocks, especially in the manufacturing sector. The VN30-Index posted a rise of 6.69 points, or 0.47 per cent, to 1,444.85 points. 

Eighteen of the 30 biggest stocks in the VN30 basket rose yesterday, while ten stocks slid and two ended flat. 

Masan Group (MSN) continued to be the market’s leader with the maximum daily gain of 7 per cent. Other big manufacturing stocks that contributed to the gain were Hoà Phát Group (HPG), up 2.58 per cent, Hoa Sen Group (HSG), up 6.86 per cent, and Việt Nam Rubber Group (GVR), up 1.32 per cent. 

It also received support from PetroVietnam Gas JSC (PVGas, GAS), Vinhomes (VHM), Petrolimex (PLX), PV POWER (POW) and Phú Nhuận Jewelry JSC (PNJ).

The index was still weighed by some stocks, including Vietcombank (VCB), Vietnam Airlines (HVN), Vinamilk (VNM) and Vingroup (VIC).

The HNX-Index on the Hà Nội Stock Exchange (HNX) also inched higher after dropping for three consecutive sessions. The index climbed 2.89 points, or 0.83 per cent, to 350.75 points. 

During the session, over 171.5 million shares were traded on the market, worth nearly VNĐ3.2 trillion. 

Meanwhile, foreign investors still fled from the market as they net sold a total value of VNĐ13.89 billion on both main exchanges. The amount was much lower than previous sessions.

Of which, they net sold a value of VNĐ18.12 billion on HoSE, while net bought a value of VNĐ4.23 billion on HNX. 

The market’s rebound went against the downtrend in the broader market. The Asian markets fell yesterday after weaker Chinese economic data. — VNS