VN stocks recover from early week fall
Vietnamese shares gained slightly on Tuesday morning, driven by listed financial and food and beverage companies.
The benchmark VN-Index on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange rose 0.19 per cent to close at 1,004.82 points.
The VN-Index dropped 0.70 per cent on Monday.
More than 117 million shares were traded on the southern bourse, worth VND2.2 trillion (US$95 million).
Despite the overall growth, the market breadth was still negative with 140 gaining stocks and 152 decliners.
Large-cap and mid-cap stocks increased while small-caps declined.
Securities firms, banks, food and beverage companies, and retailers were among the best-performing sectors.
Those sector indices were up between 0.3 per cent and 0.8 per cent, data on vietstock.vn showed.
Securities firms and food and beverage companies were the best performers.
HCM City Securities Corp (HCM) gained 1.6 per cent, Viet Dragon Securities Co (VDS) rose 2.7 per cent, and dairy producer Vinamilk (VNM) was up 1.4 per cent.
On the Ha Noi Stock Exchange, the HNX-Index rose slightly to end at 105.18 points.
The northern market index lost 0.83 per cent to end Monday at 105.15 points.
More than 12.2 million shares were traded on the northern bourse, worth VND133 billion.
The afternoon trading session starts at 1pm.