VN-Index goes flat

By Dat Nguyen   July 20, 2023 | 01:34 am PT
VN-Index goes flat
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 dropped 0.01% to 1,172.81 points Thursday.

The index closed 0.17 points lower after losing 1.11 points on Wednesday.

Trading on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HoSE) fell by 7.28% to VND16.40 trillion ($693.59 million).

The VN-30 basket, comprising the 30 largest capped stocks, saw 13 tickers fell.

SSI of leading brokerage SSI Securities Corporation dropped 1.8%, followed by MSN of conglomerate Masan Group with a 1.6% decline.

STB of Ho Chi Minh City-based lender Sacombank and VCB of state-owned lender Vietcombank both closed 1.4% lower.

Thirteen blue chips gained, led by PDR of Phat Dat Real Estate Development with a 3.5% increase.

Foreign investors were net sellers to the tune of VND49.72 billion, mainly selling MSB of Vietnam Maritime Commercial Bank and MSN of conglomerate Masan Group.

The HNX-Index at the Hanoi Stock Exchange, where mid and small caps list, was up 0.69% while the UPCoM-Index at the Unlisted Public Companies Market was up by 0.60%.

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