VN-Index declines marginally

By Dat Nguyen   June 16, 2023 | 03:35 am PT
VN-Index declines marginally
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 dropped 0.16% to 1115.22 points Friday.

The index closed 1.75 points lower after losing 0.45 points on Thursday.

Trading on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HoSE) increased by 69% to VND22.43 trillion ($953.35 million), highest in six sessions.

The VN-30 basket, comprising the 30 largest capped stocks, saw 20 tickers fall.

PLX of fuel distributor Petrolimex lost 2.9%, followed by PDR of Phat Dat Real Estate Development with a 2.6% drop.

SAB of brewer Sabeco fell 2.5% and NVL of property developer Novaland Group lost 2.3%.

Eight blue chips gained, led by STB of Ho Chi Minh City-based lender Sacombank with a 4.3% rise.

Foreign investors were net buyers to the tune of VND466.00 billion, mainly buying VND of brokerage VNDirect and HPG of steelmaker Hoa Phat Group.

The HNX-Index at the Hanoi Stock Exchange, where mid and small caps list, was down 0.47% while the UPCoM-Index at the Unlisted Public Companies Market was up by 0.08%.

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