Shares recover on large-cap stocks

Thursday, Dec 26, 2019 08:10

A processing line for chilled meat at Masan Group (MSN) in the northern province of Ha Nam. MSN rose 2.2 per cent on Wednesday. — Photo courtesy of Masan Group

Shares bounced back on Wednesday as cash flow poured into large-cap stocks, pushing up indices.

The VN-Index on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange rose 0.21 per cent to close at 960.92 points.

More than 238.3 million shares were traded on the southern bourse, worth VND4 trillion (US$182 million).

The benchmark slid 0.06 per cent on Tuesday.

Large-cap companies were the driving factor of the southern exchange in Wednesday’s trading.

The large-cap VN30-Index gained 0.38 per cent to stand at 873.18 points.

In the VN30 basket, 11 of the 30 largest stocks by market value and trading liquidity increased while 13 declined.

Among gainers were Masan Group (MSN) (+2.2 per cent), Bank for Investment and Development (BID) (+0.7 per cent), Mobile World Group (MWG) (+2.3 per cent), PetroVietnam Gas JSC (GAS) (+0.6 per cent), FPT Corporation (FPT) (+2 per cent), VPBank (VPB) (+1.3 per cent), Military Bank (MBB) (+1.2 per cent) and Novaland (NVL) (+0.9 per cent).

On the opposite side, some individual large-caps lost ground, lessening indices’ rally, such as Vinamilk (VNM) (-0.5 per cent), Bao Viet Holdings (BVH) (- 1.3 per cent), Vietcombank (VCB) (-0.1 per cent), PetroVietnam Power Corporation (POW) (-0.8 per cent), Vincom Retail (VRE) (-0.3 per cent) and Hoa Phat Group (HPG) (-0.2 per cent).

Foreign investors net sold VND11.62 billion on HOSE, including Vingroup (VIC) (VND11.87 billion), PVPOWER (POW) (VND6.68 billion) and Sabeco (SAB) (VND6.17 billion). They were net sellers on the HNX with a value of VND12.35 billion.

On the Ha Noi Stock Exchange, the HNX-Index increased 0.47 per cent to end Wednesday at 102.93 points.

More than 50.1 million shares were traded on the northern market, worth VND762 billion.

The northern market index was up 0.10 per cent on Tuesday.

According to Bao Viet Securities Co (BVSC), the VN-Index is forecast to move sideways in the resistance zone of 960.7-961.5 points during the coming sessions.

“The index needs to penetrate through this resistance zone to confirm its recovery toward 968-972 points. The market will experience a wild divergence among stock sectors,” BVSC said.

“On the other hand, we leave open the possibility of a wide fluctuation later this week due to funds’ NAV closing,” the company added.

Stock exposure should be maintained at 30-40 per cent of the portfolio. Investors with high stock exposure should lower the proportion of short-term positions at the aforementioned resistance zone.

After opening new buying positions at low proportion or covering previously sold positions at the support zone of 946-951 points, investors should hold off on buying and wait for further signals from the market, it said. — VNS

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