Tân Cảng-Cái Mép International Terminal, the second largest container port in Việt Nam. Seaport stocks were on an upswing. Tân Cảng Warehousing Joint Stock Company (TCW) hit the daily limit rise of 7 per cent. — Photo bariavungtau.com.vn
HÀ NỘI — The VN-Index made gains on Thursday thanks to increasing buying power on large-cap stocks.
The benchmark VN-Index on the Hồ Chí Minh Stock Exchange gained 0.96 per cent to close at 975.24 points.
The VN-Index had gained 0.14 per cent to close at 965.93 points on Wednesday.
More than 219 million shares were traded on the southern bourse, worth VNĐ6 trillion (US$261 million).
According to BIDV Securities Company (BSC), VN-Index had a positive trading session in accordance with the general trend in the region along with clear improvement in liquidity thanks to the market easing action of the world's central banks.
“Among them is the central bank of China, which fixed the central exchange rate of RMB7,039 to US$1, stronger than experts' forecast. This shows that the central bank is trying to keep the currency relatively stable,” BSC said.
At the end of the trading session, the market recorded strong gains of blue-chips such as Vinhomes (VHM), Vingroup (VIC), Hòa Phát (HPG), Vincom Retail (VRE) and Bảo Việt Holdings (BVH). Of which, VHM increased by 1.8 per cent to VNĐ84,500 per share. VIC rose by 3.4 per cent to VNĐ122,000 per share. HPG soared by 5.4 per cent to VNĐ23,300 per share.
Seaport stocks were on an upswing. Tân Cảng Warehousing Joint Stock Company (TCW), Đoạn Xá Port (DXP), Đồng Nai Port (PDN), Viconship (VSC), Đình Vũ Port (DVP), Tân Cảng Logistics & Stevedoring Joint Stock Company (TCL) and Hai An Transport & Stevedoring JSC (HAH) all hit the daily limit rise of 7 per cent.
Shares of real estate, construction, logistics, insurance, securities, banks and energy companies became attractive to investors on Thursday.
The sector indices gained between 0.4 per cent and 4.8 per cent, data on vietstock.vn showed.
Investors may be looking for short-term earning opportunities in those sectors.
Large-cap stocks performed well enough to cushion the market.
The VN30-Index that tracks the performance of the 30 largest stocks by market value and trading liquidity was also up 0.87 per cent to 875.81 points.
Seventeen of the 30 stocks in the VN30 basket advanced while eight declined.
On the Hà Nội Stock Exchange, the HNX-Index increased 0.99 per cent to end at 102.90 points.
The northern market index was unchanged at 101.89 points on Wednesday.
Nearly 25.7 million shares were traded on the northern market, worth VNĐ335 billion. — VNS