On Hochiminh Stock Exchange (STC) today Friday November 4, the VN Index gained points for the second session to 410.57 pts, or 0.52 percent.
The trading volume reached over 34 million units worth over 659 billion dong, rising 43 percent from the previous trading session.
The number of losers doubled against the number of gainers.
HQC, PGC and PTC reached the biggest trading volume of over one million units. All these shares lost points by the end of the trading session.
Amongst key stocks, MSN and BVH increased less than 1 percent, VIC stood still at the reference price while the others such as HPG, HAG, KDC, KBC, ITA, ITC, and SSI closed below the reference price.
Notably, FPT today showed the most attractiveness to foreigners. The total trading volume for FPT reached 360,000 units, including 270,000 units bought by foreign investors. FPT ended gaining over 1 percent to 49,800 dong per share. As planned, from today, Orchid Fund started buying over six million FPT shares to increase its holding to 9.9 percent stake via matching order method.
In addition, VNM reached nearly the ceiling price to 140,000 dong per share. Yesterday, VNM reached the ceiling price after announcing to pay bonus shares at 2:1 ratio in December this year.
Regarding negotiation transactions, SBT negotiated 6.95 million units at the ceiling price of 13,300 dong per share. The total trading volume reached over 92 billion dong.
Conversely, on the northern bourse, the HNX Index today fell for the fourth consecutive trading session to 65.97 pts. The trading volume reached 26 million units worth over 271 billion dong, down 6 percent on day.
Four shares namely KLS, VND, PVX and VCG reached trading volume of from 1-3 million units. At the closing time, PVX gained 100 dong and three remainders slipped 100-300 dong.