|A woman walks past an electronic board showing share prices at Bảo Việt Securities Co on Bà Triệu Street. — VNS Photo Đoàn tùng|
HÀ NỘI – The benchmark VN-Index rebounded on Friday after two declining sessions on the recovery of several key stocks.
On the HCM Stock Exchange, the VN-Index was up 0.35 per cent to close at 769.01 points, expanding the market’s growth to 1 per cent for the week.
Bank stocks, which were the market engine in the past rally, saw divergence. The two of the three largest listed lenders – Vietinbank (CTG) and BIDV (BID) – recouped 0.3 per cent each. Vietcombank (VCB) closed unchanged while three other listed banks slipped between 0.7-1.9 per cent.
On the positive side, some large-cap stocks gained valued and supported the market.
Petrolimex (PLX) rose for five days in a row, up 2.7 per cent on Friday at VNĐ71,400 (US$3.15) a share, gaining 13.6 per cent.
Vinamilk (VNM), brewery Sabeco (SAB), budget airline Vietjet (VJC) and insurer Bảo Việt Holdings (BVH), in the top 10 largest shares by market value on HCM City’s bourse, also increased.
“As the leading bank shares are under profit-taking pressure while the second-quarter business results are not available, the market lacks supportive information,” market analysts at Vietnam Investment Securities Co (IVS) wrote in a note.
IVS’s analysts have suggested investors focus on potential stocks rather than on the VN-Index, as though the market index is moving in a narrow range, strong money inflows would continue to boost many stocks.
Overall market condition was positive with 162 stocks advancing, 119 declining and 54 ending flat.
Almost 255 million shares worth VNĐ4.7 trillion ($27 million) were traded in the HCM City market, up 13.4 per cent in volume and 4.4 per cent in value compared to Thursday’s figures.
Money continued to flow into small- and mid-cap stocks, particularly real estate shares such as Hoàng Quân Consulting-Trading-Service Real Estate (HQC), FLC Group (FLC), Đất Xanh Real Estate Service & Construction (DXG) and Sài Gòn Thương Tín Real Estate (SCR) with each having several million shares exchanged.
On the Hà Nội Stock Exchange, the HNX-Index slipped for a third day, down 0.34 per cent at 98.27 points.
Nearly 48.6 million shares worth VNĐ623.6 billion ($27.5 million) were traded on the northern market.
Foreign investors concluded as net buyers on the two exchanges, picking up shares worth a combined VNĐ136 billion. – VNS