Shares climb on real estate, insurance stocks

Monday, Mar 21, 2022 17:30

Novaland (NVL)'s office in An Phu Ward, District 2, HCM City. NVL rose 6.9 per cent Monday. — Photo courtesy of Novaland

Shares had a good start on Monday thanks to the growth of real estate and insurance stocks.

On the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HoSE), the VN-Index rose 1.76 per cent to close the trading session at 1,494.95 points.

More than 792 million shares were traded on the southern exchange, worth VND24.2 trillion (US$1.06 billion).

The benchmark’s rallies were driven by large-cap stocks, mostly in the real estate and insurance sectors. Thereby, the 30 biggest stocks tracker VN30-Index climbed 1.74 per cent to 1,502.67 points.

Twenty-seven stocks of the VN30 basket posted positive performance on Monday, while two slid and one ended flat.

Data compiled by showed that cash flow was moving into real estate and insurance stocks as there were many strong gainers with abundant liquidity like Vietnam National Reinsurance Corporation (VNR) (3.7 per cent), Military Insurance Company (MIG) (6.9 per cent), Bao Minh Insurance Corporation (BMI) (6 per cent), Bao Viet Holdings (BVH) (4.3 per cent), Novaland (NVL) (6.9 per cent), Dat Xanh Group (DXG) (6.9 per cent) and Phat Dat Real Estate (PDR) (6.9 per cent).

“After a series of cautious sessions, investors pounded their money into the market today,” said BIDV Securities Co.

“The reaction of markets around the world including Viet Nam after the Fed increased rates was quite positive as the Fed only raised 0.25 per cent instead of 0.5 per cent. This phenomenon has made investor sentiment become more positive and return to trading in the market,” it said.

“Foreign investors were strong net buyers on the HoSE while net sellers on the Ha Noi Stock Exchange (HNX). The liquidity increased again, the cash flow spread to many sectors as well as the weakening effect of negative macro information is making the VN-Index become quite attractive,” it said.

Foreign investors net bought VND1.09 trillion on HOSE, including Sacombank (STB) with VND116.22 billion, Geleximco (GEX) with VND113.40 billion and PetroVietnam Gas JSC (GAS) with VND60.87 billion. Foreign investors were net sellers on HNX with a value of VND12.89 billion.

On the Ha Noi Stock Exchange, the HNX-Index closed Monday at 458.29 points, up 1.57 per cent.

During the session, nearly 100.4 million shares were traded on the bourse, worth over VND3 trillion. — VNS

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