VN shares close mixed this morning

Thursday, Nov 19, 2015 13:59

The benchmark VN Index on the HCM Stock Exchange inches up 0.2 per cent to close at 604.37 points. — VNS Photo Doan Tung
HA NOI (Bizhub) — Vietnamese shares ended mixed on the two local exchanges this morning, while local energy stocks benefited from rising global oil prices.

The benchmark VN Index on the HCM Stock Exchange inched up 0.2 per cent to close at 604.37 points, while the HNX Index on the Ha Noi Stock Exchange inched down 0.2 per cent to end at 81.22 points.

Energy stocks such as PetroVietnam Gas Corporation (GAS), PetroVietnam Drilling and Well Services Corporation (PVD) and PetroVietnam Technical Services Corporation (PVS) made gains after global oil prices increased slightly on Wednesday.

The American benchmark crude West Texas Intermediate (WTI) inched up 0.2 per cent to trade at US$40.74 a barrel, boosting local energy stocks such as PVS and PVD, which gained 1.5 per cent each, and GAS, which was up 0.9 per cent.

Real-estate developers were also mixed this morning, but attracted a lot of attention from investors such as FLC Group (FLC) and Phat Dat Real-Estate Development JSC (PDR).

PDR jumped 5.3 per cent and FLC surged 2.4 per cent. FLC was also the most active stock with more than 13.4 million of its shares being traded.

On the negative side, other large-cap shares were flat, such as Vinamilk (VNM), Masan Group (MSN), Vingroup JSC (VIC) and bank stocks, making the market unable to progress from yesterday.

The two local exchanges traded more than 81 million shares, worth VND1.23 trillion ($55 million). — VNS

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