VN-Index closes seventh session in green

By Dat Nguyen   February 20, 2024 | 01:37 am PT
VN-Index closes seventh session in green
An investor looks at stock prices on a screen at a brokerage in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran
Vietnam's benchmark VN-Index rose 0.42% to 1,230.06 points Tuesday in its seventh session rising.

The index closed 5.09 points higher after gaining 15.27 points in the previous session.

Trading on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange decreased by 15% to VND21.12 trillion ($860 million).

The VN-30 basket, comprising the 30 largest capped stocks, saw 10 tickers gained and 20 fell.

VRE of retail real estate arm Vincom Retail led with a 6% rise, followed by GVR of Vietnam Rubber Group, up 5.2%.

VIC of private conglomerate Vingroup gained 3.2% and VHM of property giant Vinhomes rose 1.3% higher.

Sixteen blue chips fell, including SHB of Saigon Hanoi Commercial Bank with a 1.3% decline.

Foreign investors were net buyers to the tune of VND136 billion, mainly buying MSB of Vietnam Maritime Commercial Bank and VIX of VIX Securities Jsc.

The HNX-Index for stocks on the Hanoi Stock Exchange, home to mid and small caps, rose 0.12%, while the UPCoM-Index for the Unlisted Public Companies Market went up 0.08%.

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