Facilities of PetroVietnam Gas JSC (GAS). GAS increased by 4.5 per cent last week. — Photo pvgas.com.vn
HÀ NỘI — Although the rally in recent sessions was quite positive, with the temporary cautious state of cash flow, it is likely that the market will need a step back to re-test supply and demand, said brokerages.
The VN-Index on the Hồ Chí Minh Stock Exchange declined 0.07 per cent to close the week at 1.240,71 points.
The index had risen 4.9 per cent last week.
An average of 547.2 million shares were traded on the southern exchange during each session last week, worth VNĐ13.6 trillion (US$587 million).
“Markets ended the last session of the week in a state of hesitation below the reference level. After a strong reversal on May 17, selling pressure at the end of the session still took place on the low base,” said VDSC Securities Co.
“Movements in industry groups are also diverging. The caution is still covering investors’ sentiment. Therefore, it is likely that the market will need a step back to re-test supply and demand and wait for the more synchronous participation of investors in industry groups.
“It is expected that the range of 1,200-1,220 will still be a support for VN-Index next week. Therefore, investors may consider buying and accumulating large stocks with good valuation while the correction takes place,” said the company.
“The market's recovery prospects next week are present as the demand absorbed the selling pressure from the previous bottom-fishing purchases,” said Bảo Việt Securities Co (BVSC).
“We still favour the scenario that VN-Index will form a double bottom pattern and enter a retrace wave 4 in a 5-wave Elliot pattern that began from 1,536 points,” it said.
“Investors, in general, should temporarily stand aside to observe as the market may still have strong corrections in the last session of the week. For investors who trade with existing positions in the past sessions, selling to profit during the last session or placing a trailing stop-loss order at breakeven point should be considered,” BVSC said.
MB Securities Joint Stock Company (MBS) said market liquidity was still low and was consistent with MBS's view that supply was gradually drying up, combined with a rather narrow market fluctuation range.
Along with the recovery of the world stock market, the domestic market was likely to have a gaining session next week with improved liquidity compared to the past five sessions, MBS said.
Saigon-Hanoi Securities Joint Stock Company (SHS) said the market last week recovered after six consecutive weeks of decline, with liquidity declining compared to the previous week.
Oil and gas stocks gained the most in the past week with typical stocks such as Bình Sơn Refinery Co (BSR), increasing by 26.5 per cent, PV Oil (OIL) increasing by 18.8 per cent, PetroVietnam Drilling and Well Services Corporation (PVD) rising by 22.1 per cent, PetroVietnam Technical Services Corporation (PVS) increasing by 19 per cent, and Petrochemical and Bio-Fuel JSC (PVB) gaining by 17.3 per cent.
The market's pillar stocks, which are banks, also recovered. Specifically, Vietcombank (VCB) increased by 3.2 per cent, VPBank (VPB) increased by 5.5 per cent, Techcombank (TCB) and Asia Commercial Bank (ACB) both increased by 5.6 per cent, Vietinbank (CTG) rose by 8.4 per cent, Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BID) went up by 8.5 per cent, Military Bank (MBB) gained by 12 per cent, and Saigon-Hanoi Bank (SHB) increased by 15.2 per cent.
The financial and securities sector also rose such as SSI Securities Inc (SSI) up 10.3 per cent, Hồ Chí Minh Securities Corp (HCM) up 16.7 per cent, Saigon-Hanoi Securities (SHS) up 23.4 per cent, and Việt Capital Inc (VCI) up 23.5 per cent.
Last week, foreign investors were net sellers on two exchanges with a value of nearly VNĐ200 billion.
On the Hà Nội Stock Exchange, the HNX-Index decreased by 0.33 per cent to 307.02 points.
An average of 78.7 million shares were traded on the northern exchange during each session last week, worth VNĐ1.7 trillion. — VNS