VN market stays positive amid regional downturn

Vietnamese shares stayed positive on Friday on the back of strong buying demand, contrasting the downturn of regional stock markets.

 

The benchmark VN-Index on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange gained 0.26 per cent to close at 1,168.47 points.

It had gained 0.29 per cent to close Thursday at 1,165.43 points.

More than 554.5 million shares were traded on the southern bourse, worth VND14.9 trillion (US$642.3 million).

Market breadth was neutral with 216 gainers and 209 losers.

The recent sharp increase in US Treasury bond yields had a negative impact on Asian stock markets, causing many indices to fall deeply, said financial news site cafef.vn.

The Japan's Nikkei 225 lost 3.99 per cent on Friday, South Korea’s Kospi was down 2.8 per cent, Shanghai Composite declined 2.12 per cent and Hong Kong’s Hangseng Index dropped 3.64 per cent.

Vietnamese stock market also suffered strong selling pressure in the opening minutes on Friday as it decreased by 17 points. However, the strong bottom-fishing demand from domestic investors helped the VN-Index recover dramatically toward the end of the trading session.

The large-cap tracker VN30-Index gained 0.32 per cent to stay at 1,173.60 points.

Fourteen of the 30 large-cap stocks in the VN30 basket increased while 14 lost ground. Two stayed unchanged.

Notable gainers included steel maker Hoa Phat Group (HPG) with a large gain of more than 3 per cent.

Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BID), Military Bank (MBB), Phat Dat Real Estate Development Joint Stock Company (PDR), Phu Nhuan Jewelry (PNJ) and VPBank (VPB) all climbed more than 1 per cent.

On the other side, Vincom Retail (VRE), Khang Dien House (KDH), HDBank (HDB), Vinhomes (VHM) and Thanh Thanh Cong Bien Hoa JSC (SBT) were the stocks that maintained the downtrend of more than 1 per cent decrease.

On the Ha Noi Stock Exchange, the HNX-Index rallied 1.23 per cent to end Friday at 249.22 points.

The northern market index had rallied 3.49 per cent to end Thursday at 246.20 points.

More than 123.3 million shares were traded on the northern market, worth VND2.1 trillion.

“VN-Index remained in downtrend in most of the trading time, but MSCI's increasing the proportion of Vietnamese stocks in its portfolio helped the index gain at the end of the session,” said BIDV Securities Co.

“Foreign investors continued to be net sellers on the HSX and net buyers on the HNX. Market breadth turned to equilibrium with increased liquidity compared to the previous session.

“According to our assessment, VN-Index is likely to continue fluctuating in the first week of March,” it said.

Foreign investors net sold VND472.77 billion on HOSE, including Vinamilk (VNM) (VND137.1 billion), Vincom Retail (VRE) (VND75.4 billion) and Dat Xanh Group (DXG) (VND46.1 billion). Foreigners were net buyers on the HNX with a value of VND25.18 billion. 

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BID 44,300 -500 -1.12%
DXG 25,000 -200 -0.79%
HDB 28,000 -50 -0.18%
HPG 49,550 200 +0.41%
KDH 31,850 450 +1.43%
MBB 31,350 150 +0.48%
PDR 68,600 -100 -0.15%
PNJ 90,300 1,800 +2.03%
SBT 22,700 50 +0.22%
VHM 98,900 -800 -0.80%
VNM 99,800 -100 -0.10%
VPB 47,200 500 +1.07%
VRE 35,000 -300 -0.85%

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