The market’s rising trend from last week faded away on Monday as investors’ remained cautious. The VN-Index at the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange closed at 414.46 points, up 3.43 points or 0.83 per cent, after nearly reaching 417 points in the session’s opening period.
The Hanoi Stock Exchange (HNX)’s HNX-Index meanwhile lost 0.7 points or 1.01 per cent to 68.43 points, although the benchmark had gained throughout half of the session.
Liquidity sunk on both bourses. Total volume stood at 21.5 million shares worth VND346.81 billion ($16.9 million) on HoSE, while sunk to 27.7 million shares worth VND271 billion ($13.2 million) on HNX.
At the end of last week, the market temporarily jumped on easing inflation with the consumer price index at its lowest level for more than a year. Investors, however, remained concerned with ongoing volatile macroeconomics.
“Just a few positive sessions with weak liquidity is not a strong foundation to conclude that the market downtrend will turn around,” said Saigon-Hanoi Securities.
Demand for shares continued focused on a number of major stocks and driving stocks. Blue-chip Masan Group (MSN) hit the ceiling strongly raising HoSE. Bao Viet Holdings (BVH) and Eximbank (EIB) significantly gained.
Several speculative stocks, particularly the ones in real-estate shares, strongly outperformed the market. Binh Duong Trade and Development (TDC) added 3.3 per cent, Becamex Infrastructure Development (IJC) 4.08 per cent and Petrovietnam – Idico Long Son Industrial Park Investment (PXL) up 3.7 per cent with nearly one million units matched each.
Meanwhile, Hoang Quan Consulting – Trading – Service Real Estate Corp (HQC) was active the most on HoSE with 1.3 million shares matched. Decliners outran advancers 117 to 90 on the southern bourse. Some 94 stocks ended flat.
Driving stocks like Kim Long Securities (KLS), VnDirect Securities (VND), PetroVietnam Construction (PVX), Wall Street Securities (WSS), Vietnam Construction and Import – Export (VCG) also top the active stocks on HNX. However, those stocks mostly ended lower or flat.
Decliners and advancers ran nearly even 121 to 115.
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