Stocks struggle to break 2-month peak

By Dat Nguyen   June 6, 2024 | 12:54 am PT
Stocks struggle to break 2-month peak
An investor looks at stock prices on a smartphone at a brokerage in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran
Vietnam's benchmark VN-Index fell 0.06% to 1,283.56 points Thursday and continued to hover around a two-month peak.

The index closed 0.79 points lower after gaining 0.83 points in the previous session.

Trading on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange decreased by 8% to VND22.24 trillion ($875 million).

The VN-30 basket, comprising the 30 largest capped stocks, saw 10 tickers fell.

VNM of dairy giant Vinamilk lost 1.9% and BVH of insurance company Bao Viet Holdings closed 1.6% lower.

POW of electricity producer Petrovietnam Power Corporation declined by 1.5% and VIC of private conglomerate Vingroup dropped 1.1%.

Twelve blue chips ended in the green.

STB of Ho Chi Minh City-based lender Sacombank gained 3.7% and SHB of Saigon Hanoi Commercial Bank rose 2.6%.

Foreign investors were net sellers to the tune of VND743 billion, mainly selling MWG of electronics retail chain Mobile World and FPT of IT giant FPT Corporation.

The HNX-Index for stocks on the Hanoi Stock Exchange, home to mid and small caps, fell 0.13%, while the UPCoM-Index for the Unlisted Public Companies Market went up 0.88%.

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