Market reverses course, but losses capped by gains in real estate stocks

Update: April, 14/2021 - 06:40
Vinhomes Royal City, the urban area project built by Vingroup. The company's shares increased more than 6 per cent on Tuesday, limiting the market's losses. — Photo

HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam's stock market edged lower on Tuesday as selling pressure reappeared in many sectors.

The VN-Index on the Hồ Chí Minh Stock Exchange (HoSE), fell 4.12 points, or 0.33 per cent, to 1,248.33 points.

Despite the market breadth turning negative with 113 stocks increasing while 312 stocks declined, the market's liquidity was higher than yesterday. Domestic investor poured VNĐ23.47 trillion into the southern bourse, equivalent to a trading volume of nearly 1.03 billion shares.

Analysts from Bảo Việt Securities Company remain optimistic about the market's bullish trend. 

"The VN-Index is expected to continue to gain points and head towards the resistance territory of 1,275 - 1,300 points in the short-term," Trần Xuân Bách, a senior stock analyst from Bảo Việt, said. 

"The market will witness a strong division between stock lines, as well as fluctuations and corrections when the index is approaching the resistance levels to the next highs.

"Local cash inflows are still the main driving force for the market during this period. Large-cap stocks, especially leading stocks, will alternately rise to support the market."

The 30 large-cap tracker VN30-Index also closed lower, down 0.07 per cent to 1,277.35 points. Seven of the 30 biggest stocks in market capitalisation climbed, while twenty stocks declined and three stayed unchanged. 

Big stocks from most sectors including banking, materials, utilities, information technology, transportation and logistics posted poor performance. 

Of the top five stocks weighing the market's trend, three were from banking sectors, one from materials and one from utilities.

These stocks were Vietcombank (VCB), JSC Bank For Investment And Development of Việt Nam (BID), Vietinbank (CTG), Hoà Phát Group (HPG) and PetroVietnam Gas JSC (GAS).

However, the losses were capped by gains in the real estate and construction sector. Of which, Vingroup JSC (VIC) was still the biggest gainer in market capitalisation, up 6.59 per cent. 

On the Hà Nội Stock Exchange (HNX), the HNX-Index lost 1.13 per cent to close Tuesday at 292.19 points. The index was weighed by large-cap stocks as the HNX30-Index, which tracks the 30 biggest stocks on the northern market, slid 2.26 per cent to 441.71 points. 

During the session, nearly 232.6 million shares were traded on HNX, worth over VNĐ4.03 billion.

Foreign investors returned to be net buyers on both exchanges, as they net bought a value of VNĐ126.79 billion on HoSE and a value of VNĐ59.26 billion on HNX. — VNS

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