The Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (STC) late last week saw another reduction on the stock market when the VN Index dropped by 12.33 points to close at 887.93 with a total market trade of 4,377,940 shares worth 428.643 billion dong.
In which, the matching order trade was 4,301,340 shares worth 421.728 billion dong while the negotiated trade reached 76,600 shares worth 6.914 billion dong.
The market witnessed 17 shares increasing, 75 others falling and 21 stood still.
VFMVF1 was matched order at a price decreasing 300 dong to 27,300 dong per fund certificate and PRUBF1 unchanged at 10,900 dong each.
Investors on August 17 bid for 9,377,680 shares, a rise of 11.33% from the previous session while the supply fell by 7.81% to 7,117,810 shares.
Most of STC listed shares including FPT, STB, VNM, PPC, PVD, GMD, IMP, SAM, VSH and DHG decreased in prices during the session.
August 17 was the ex-interest date of SGH shares of Saigon Hotel JSC to pay a dividend of 7% for the first phase of this year. The company’s payment date is September 7. During the session, SGH rose by 5,000 dong to 131,000 dong per share, TCT +14,000 to 302,000, SFI +3,000 to 182,000, DTT +1,300 to 35,800 and SGC +1,000 to 43,000 dong per share.
Meanwhile, KDC plunged 10,000 dong to 246,000 dong each, BMC -7,000 to 435,000, NKD -6,000 to 213,000, SJS and DHG -5,000 to 240,000 and 382,000 dong.
STB still ranked the first in terms of trading volume on the stock market with 558,450 shares changing hands, followed by FPT with 484,890 shares, VFMVF1 with 287,110 fund units, PJT with 213,540 shares and PRUBF1 with 191,510 fund certificates.
Some sources said that while domestic banks (especially joint stock banks) are enhancing the capital withdrawal out of the stock market, foreign investors increased their share buying volume. Late last week foreign investors purchased 517,580 shares worth 75.999 billion dong, accounting for 18.02% of total market trade, and sold 405,890 shares for 55.401 billion dong, equalling to 13.14% of total market trade.
Regarding the northern stock market, the HaSTC Index late last week lost 2.95 points or 1.17% to 250 with a total market trade of 803,400 shares worth 76.72%, down 16.77% in volume against the earlier session.
There were 52 shares decreasing in prices after the session closed, while 16 others increased, seven unchanged and 13 had no transaction.
S55 jumped 4,900 dong and RCL +7,800 dong to 190,500 dong whereas BVS dropped by 19,600 dong to 307,800 dong per share, SD7 -5,500 and SDT -5,700 dong.
SSI reached 167,600 shares in trading volume, accounting for 20.86% of total northern stock market trade, followed by ACB with 149,100 shares, NTP with 63,300 shares and HNM with 51,400 shares.
Foreign investors’ trading volume only equalled to a half of that of the previous session, reaching 108,400 shares or 13.49% of total market trade. They bought 87,90 shares and sold 20,500 shares.