Shares gain on large-cap stocks
Shares maintained their upward trend on Wednesday morning thanks to the growth of large-cap stocks.
The benchmark VN-Index on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange extended 0.56 per cent to end the morning session at 939.86 points.
The index had risen 0.42 per cent to close Tuesday at 934.67 points.
More than 116.5 million shares were traded on the southern bourse, worth VND2.2 trillion (US$94.7 million).
The market breadth was positive as gaining stocks outnumbered decliners by 204 to 117.
Retail, wholesale, insurance, food and beverage, logistics, construction, seafood processing, securities, information and technology, oil and gas, banking and rubber production were the major driving forces.
The sector indices grew between 0.15 per cent and 2.76 per cent, according to vietstock.vn.
Among top gainers were Vietcombank (VCB), Vietinbank (CTG), Bank for Investment and Development of Viet Nam (BID), Techcombank (TCB), VPBank (VPB), Military Bank (MBB), Bao Viet Holdings (BVH), FPT Corporation (FPT), PetroVietnam Gas JSC (GAS), Hoa Phat Group (HPG), Masan Group (MSN), Vinamilk (VNM), Viet Nam National Petroleum Group (PLX), Mobile World Group (MWG) and Vinhomes (VHM).
Large-cap stocks also boosted the VN30-Index 1.14 per cent to 866.18 points and spread positive impacts across the bourse.
On the Ha Noi Stock Exchange, the HNX-Index edged up 2.5 per cent to end Wednesday morning at 107.40 points.
More than 25.7 million shares were traded on the northern bourse, worth VND337.6 billion.
The afternoon trading session starts at 1pm.