Shares struggle on profit-takings
Shares failed to maintain growth on Monday morning as investors sought profits in large-cap stocks.
The benchmark VN-Index on the Hồ Chí Minh Stock Exchange (HoSE) was struggling around 1,010 points, close morning trade at 1,009.44 points, down 0.08 per cent.
Nearly 307.6 million shares were traded on the southern exchange on Monday, worth VNĐ5.9 trillion (US$255.8 million).
The VN30 Index, which tracks the performance of the 30 largest stocks by market capitalisation and liquidity on HoSE, rose 0.14 per cent to end Monday morning at 972.47 points.
The market could not sustain the morning rise as many heavyweight stocks declined toward the end of the session, such as Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BID), Hoa Phat Group (HPG), Vietinbank (CTG), Masan Group (MSN), Novaland (NVL), Vietnam National Petrolimex Group (PLX), Vingroup (VIC), Vietjet (VJC) and Vinamilk (VNM).
On the Ha Noi Stock Exchange, the HNX-Index lost 0.28 per cent to 147.75 points.
Nearly 34.3 million shares were traded on the northern exchange, worth VND523 billion.