Trading value jumps to six-session high

By Dat Nguyen   December 14, 2021 | 03:15 am PT
Trading value jumps to six-session high
An investor looks at stock prices on the screens at a brokerage in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran.
Vietnam’s benchmark VN-Index fell 0.01 percent to 1,476.02 points Tuesday with trading value the highest in six sessions.

The index closed 0.19 points lower after gaining nearly 13 points Tuesday.

Trading value on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HoSE), on which the index is based, rose 6.75 percent to VND27.65 trillion ($1.2 billion).

The VN30 basket, comprising the 30 largest capped stocks, saw 19 tickers in the red, with PDR of Phat Dat Real Estate Development losing 5.9 percent to a near three-week low.

The ticker has gone sideways for over two months.

PNJ of Phu Nhuan Jewelry lost 2.3 percent, having fallen nearly 13 percent since its peak in mid-November.

KDH of real estate firm Khang Dien House fell 2.2 percent, and STB of Ho Chi Minh City-based lender Sacombank, 1.9 percent.

Nine blue chip tickers closed in the green, with HPG of steelmaker Hoa Phat Group and POW of electricity producer Petrovietnam Power Corporation gaining 2.5 percent each.

Foreign investors were net sellers for the third straight session to the tune of VND879 billion, the highest in nine sessions.

They focused on selling HPG of steelmaker Hoa Phat Group and VPB of private lender VPBank.

The HNX-Index for stocks on the Hanoi Stock Exchange, home to mid and small caps, fell 0.63 percent while the UPCoM-Index for the Unlisted Public Companies Market dropped 0.19 percent.

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