VN stocks mixed, trading liquidity remains moderate
Vietnamese shares were mixed on Wednesday morning, with moderate trading liquidity being recorded on the two local exchanges.
The benchmark VN-Index on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange gained 0.63 per cent to close at 990.89 points.
On the Ha Noi Stock Exchange, the HNX-Index inched down 0.15 per cent to end at 102.82 points.
Nearly 111 million shares were traded on the two bourses, worth VND2.5 trillion (US$107.5 million).
Petro firms were the best performing stocks in the morning, boosting their sector index up 3.4 per cent, data on vietstock.vn showed.
PetroVietnam Drilling and Well Services (PVD) surged 6.7 per cent. PetroVietnam Mud Drilling Corp (PVC) and PetroVietnam Technical Services (PVS) jumped 4.1 per cent and 3.3 per cent, respectively.
Following the energy sector were banking, real estate, retail and rubber industries, which gained between 0.7 per cent and 1.5 per cent.
On the opposite side, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, agriculture, plastics and chemicals, and food and beverage were among the declining sectors.
The afternoon trading session starts at 1pm.