VN-Index tiptoes up

By Minh Hieu   April 26, 2024 | 02:45 am PT
VN-Index tiptoes up
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 increased by 0.38% to 1,209.52 points Friday.

The index closed 4.55 points higher after dropping 0.64 points in the previous session.

Trading on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange increased by 9% to VND15.488 trillion (US$611.1 billion).

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

VIC of private conglomerate Vingroup saw a 5.8% increase, HDB of private lender HDBank went up 4.9%, SHB of the Saigon-Hanoi Commercial Joint Stock Bank grew 3.2%.

17 bluechips fell. MSN of conglomerate Masan Group went down 1.3%, STB of Ho Chi Minh City-based lender Sacombank slid 0.9%, BID of state-owned bank BIDV fell 0.8%

Foreign investors were net buyers to the tune of VND109 billion, mainly buying MWG of electronics retail chain Mobile World and VCB of state-owned lender Vietcombank.

The HNX-Index for stocks on the Hanoi Stock Exchange, home to mid and small caps, fell 0.33%, while the UPCoM-Index for the Unlisted Public Companies Market went up 0.48%.

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