Banks lead VN market rebound

Wednesday, Sep 09, 2015 07:00

Ha Noi Stock Exchange staff members check results from a share auction. — VNS Photo Thai Ha
HA NOI (Biz Hub) — Vietnamese shares rebounded yesterday, buoyed by large-cap companies, especially banks.

On the HCM Stock Exchange, the VN-Index recouped nearly 12 points, or 2.1 per cent, to close yesterday's session at 566.72 points. The VN-Index dropped 0.4 per cent on Monday.

The market's two biggest banks, Vietcombank (VCB) and Vietinbank (CTG) jumped over 5 per cent and Military Bank (MBB) climbed 4.2 per cent. MBB was also the most active in HCM City with 6 million shares traded, accounting for 6.4 per cent of total market volume.

"With the market lacking catalysts, big stocks are usually chosen as a safe haven," analysts at brokerage FPT Securities wrote yesterday.

Large-cap stocks were bolstered by attractive valuations, and in particular, banks were attracting investors' attention after a period of decline, FPT Securities said. The VN-Index fell 7 percent in August.

Bank for Investment and Development of Viet Nam (BID) was the market's biggest gainer, hitting the ceiling limit of a 7 per cent gain after London-based FTSE Group said it would add BID to its FTSE Vietnam Index and FTSE Vietnam All-Share Index in the third quarter.

The Vietnam All-Share Index is a broad market benchmark covering shares representing 90 per cent of market capitalisation, while the Vietnam Index is a tradable index comprised of companies that have yet to come close to their foreign ownership caps.

FTSE Vietnam said it plans to buy $13.9 million of BID shares until September 18.

Around 6.5 million BID shares were traded in the last two sessions, higher than its 10-day average of over 2 million shares.

The overall market condition was positive as almost 60 per cent of 286 stocks advanced, 25 per cent declined and 15 per cent closed unchanged.

Large-cap shares led the rally with 27 of the top 30 shares by market value and liquidity in HCM City's market gained value.

Liquidity increased yesterday on the HCM Stock Exchange with the market volume rising 43 per cent over Monday, totaling over 102 million shares but the value of trades grew slightly to just VND1.74 trillion ($77.3 million).

On the Ha Noi Stock Exchange, the HNX-Index gained 1.7 per cent to end at 77.26 points. The trading volume there climbed 30 per cent over Monday, reaching over 37 million shares, while the market value increased 20 per cent to total VND389 billion ($17.3 million).

FLC Joint Venture Global Investment (KLF) and Sai Gon-Ha Noi Bank (SHB) were the most active stocks with nearly 3 million shares traded on each stock. — VNS

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