Shares rise on the growth of blue-chips
Shares advanced on Friday morning thanks to the support of large-cap stocks.
The VN-Index on the Hồ Chí Minh Stock Exchange increased 0.34 per cent to close morning session at 945.95 points.
More than 246 million shares were traded on the southern exchange, worth VNĐ5 trillion (US$215 million).
Market breadth was negative with 183 gainers and 200 decliners.
The large-cap tracker VN30-Index rose 0.70 per cent to 905.50 points with 18 of the 30 largest stocks by market value and trading liquidity rising.
Large-cap stocks added a boost to the market’s uptrend with notable gainers of Bank for Investment and Development of Việt Nam (BID), Vietinbank (CTG), FPT Corporation (FPT), PetroVietnam Gas JSC (GAS), HDBank (HDB), Hoa Phat Group (HPG), Military Bank (MBB), Techcombank (TCB), Vingroup (VIC), Vinamilk (VNM) and Vincom Retail (VRE).
On the Ha Noi Stock Exchange, the HNX-Index was up 0.68 per cent to close Friday morning at 140.60 points.
Nearly 25.7 million shares were traded on the northern exchange, worth VNĐ358.7 billion.