Market reverses course, finishes the week on a positive note
The benchmark index extended the downside in the morning trade with a fall of 17.34 points, but bargain-hunting demand got stronger in the afternoon session lifting the market.
|Vietinbank's transaction office. The bank's shares jumped 2.65 per cent yesterday, contributing to the market's uptrend. Photo baodautu.vn|
HÀ NỘI — Shares finished higher on Friday, also the last trading day of the third quarter, recouping some losses from the recent downtrend on stronger demand force in the afternoon trade, especially from foreign investors.
The market benchmark VN-Index on the Hồ Chí Minh Exchange (HoSE) rose 6.04 points, or 0.54 per cent, to close the week at 1,132.11 points. The recovery ended the long losing streak of five days.
However, the market’s breadth was still in the negative zone as there were more stocks declining. Liquidity increased over the previous session, with a matching value on the southern bourse worth over VNĐ13 trillion (US$546.3 million), up 42 per cent.
The index extended the downside in the morning trade with a fall of 17.34 points, but bargain-hunting demand got stronger in the afternoon session, lifting the market.
The VN30-Index, which tracks the 30 biggest stocks on HoSE, also posted a gain of 4.57 points, or 0.4 per cent, to 1,152.01 points.
Of the VN30 basket, 15 stocks advanced, while ten settled down. And five stayed flat.
Statistics from financial website vietstock.vn showed that large-cap stocks in attractive sectors including oil and gas, real estate, information technology and banking, continued to lead the market’s rally.
Accordingly, PV Gas (GAS) was the biggest gainer on the last trading day of the week, up 4.76 per cent. The company’s shares were supported by news that OPEC+, an alliance of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and allies led by Russia, may agree to cut oil output when it meets next week.
Supporting the uptrend, Becamex (BCM), FPT Corporation (FPT), Vietinbank (CTG), BIDV (BID), Đức Giang Chemicals (DGC) and Vincom Retail (VRE) also reported great performance. These stocks were up at least 1.2 per cent, while BCM shares even registered the biggest intraday gain of 7 per cent.
However, the recovery was limited by lingering selling pressure, with many big stocks still facing strong sell-offs such as Vietcombank (VCB), Eximbank (EIB), Hoà Phát Group (HPG) and Petrolimex (PLX), with EIB hitting the maximum daily loss of 7 per cent.
On the Hà Nội Stock Exchange (HNX), the HNX-Index also rebounded from last session's losses. It ended the day at 250.25 points, an increase of 0.84 points, or 0.34 per cent.
Rising cash inflows from foreign investors also provided some support for the market. They net bought a value of VNĐ189.9 billion shares on both main exchanges, of which they purchased VNĐ182.93 billion on HoSE and VNĐ6.87 billion on HNX. VNS