Shares recover in last minutes

Wednesday, Oct 27, 2021 07:02

Hoa Phat's galvanised steel production line in a factory in Hung Yen Province. Hoa Phat's shares rose 2.2 per cent yesterday. —VNA/VNS Photo Pham Kien

The VN-Index escaped from a fall after investors poured money into some heavyweight stocks, lifting the market.

On the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange, the VN-Index rose 0.45 per cent to close Tuesday at 1,391.63 points after trading below the reference threshold for most of the trading time.

Growth of Hoa Phat Group (HPG) was behind the market's rebound. The steelmaker’s shares climbed 2.2 per cent to end the day at VND56,300 (US$2.45) a share, topping the shares affecting the VN-Index most. Last week, the company reported record profit of VND10.35 trillion ($450 million) in the third quarter, 2.7 fold higher than the same period of last year.

Besides HPG, the top gainers in the VN30 basket included PV Gas (GAS), up 1.6 per cent; FPT Corp (FPT), up 2.1 per cent; and Military Bank (MBB), up 1.3 per cent.

In terms of sector, seafood processing companies enjoyed the highest growth with an average increase of 4.8 per cent, according to data on Advancers included Nam Viet Corp (ANV), Vinh Hoan Corp (VHC), Sao Ta Foods (FMC), I.D.I International Development & Investment Corp (IDI) and Ben Tre Aquaproduct Import and Export (ABT) with growth of between 3.5 and 6.9 per cent each.

Securities sector was also among top gainers with average growth of 1.3 per cent. Big companies such as Saigon Securities Inc (SSI), Viet Capital Securities (VCI), Ho Chi Minh Securities Corp (HCM) and VNDirect Securities (VND) increased between 1-2.2 per cent each.

Liquidity declined, however, with 748 million shares worth more than VND21 trillion ($913 million) being traded on HCM City’s market, down 17 per cent in volume and 22.4 per cent in value compared to Monday’s figures.

According to analysts at BIDV Securities Co (BSC), though market liquidity decreased, market breadth tilted to the positive side (14 of 19 sectors gained value), showing that cash flow was focusing on certain stocks.

“VN-Index is expected to maintain movement in the accumulation area of 1,380-1,400 points as technical indicators have not shown signs of changing trend,” BSC’s analysts wrote in Tuesday’s market report.

On the Ha Noi Stock Exchange, the HNX-Index went up 0.49 per cent to close at 397.81 points, extending its rising streak to seven consecutive sessions.

Liquidity also declined here as just 115 million shares worth VND2.5 trillion being traded, down 24.4 per cent in volume and 28.4 per cent in value compared to the previous session.

Foreign traders were net sellers on both exchanges, offloading shares worth net sell value of VND91 billion. — VNS

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