05.03.2021, 18:36

Main index makes slight rebound

Main index makes slight rebound

Investors watch stock prices on electronic boards at a securities company in HCMC. The VN-Index of the Hochiminh Stock Exchange made a mild increase at the close today, March 5 – PHOTO: VNA

HCMC – Despite a system error slowing order placing activities down, the VN-Index of the Hochiminh Stock Exchange made a mild increase at the close today, March 5, backed by large-cap stocks.

Market breadth was positive as gainers outnumbered losers by 264 to 169. The main index inched up 0.17 points, against the previous session, at 1,168.69.

Trade volume totaled 594.8 million shares worth VND15 trillion, down 11.7% in volume and 10.8% in value from the session earlier. There were 26.6 million shares valued at VND1.1 trillion traded in block deals.

The gain of many stocks in the VN30 basket such as steelmaker HPG, consumer goods company MSN, and lenders MBB, STB, TCB and ACB contributed to the rise of the main index.

Many stocks in the gas and oil sector were in positive territory, with PVC, PVE and PGC ending in their ceiling prices.

Some securities stocks, including HCM, CTS, BSI and VIX, were among key drivers of the southern bourse.

Electricity firm POW reported its record matching volume of 44.4 million shares, taking the lead on the southern market by liquidity. Bank stock STB came second with over 24 million shares changing hands.

On the negative side, some largecaps such as dairy firm VNM, housing developer VHM, property firm VIC and lender VCB lost 1%-1.6%.

On the Hanoi Stock Exchange, the HNX-Index continued its upward trend and improved by 4.03 points, or 1.58%, from the day earlier, at 259.8. Over 151.8 million shares worth VND2.4 trillion changed hands on the northern bourse.

Lender SHB stood at the reference price, but was the most actively traded stock on the northern market with over 20 million shares traded.

Many securities stocks gained steam, with BVS and MBS soaring by 6.6% and 5.8%, respectively, at the close.