Shares slide in morning trade
Shares failed to maintain growth on Thursday morning as investors locked in profits in large-cap stocks.
The benchmark VN-Index on the Hồ Chí Minh Stock Exchange (HoSE) was struggling around 1,000 points, close morning trade at 999.74 points, down 0.02 per cent.
Nearly 279.3 million shares were traded on the southern exchange on Thursday morning, worth VNĐ5.8 trillion (US$251.3 million).
The VN30 Index, which tracks the performance of the 30 largest stocks by market capitalisation and liquidity on HoSE, declined 0.28 per cent to end Thursday morning at 957.98 points.
The market could not sustain the morning rise as many heavyweight stocks declined toward the end of the session, such as Hoa Phat Group (HPG), Military Bank (MBB), Masan Group (MSN), Novaland (NVL), Techcombank (TCB), Vietcombank (VCB), Vinhomes (VHM), Vingroup (VIC) and Vinamilk (VNM).
On the Ha Noi Stock Exchange, the HNX-Index lost 0.41 per cent to 147.49 points.
Nearly 37.6 million shares were traded on the northern exchange, worth VND684 billion.