The indexes in two major markets continued its falling trend in the past three sessions: VN Index returned to the supporting threshold of 505 points while HNX Index slipped from 170-point threshold.
Closing the first stage in March 23 session, many blue-chips jumped, causing VN Index to increase by 0.63 point or 0.12 percent to 512.21 points with total trading volume of about 3.8 million shares valued at 117.4 billion dong.
However, after the second phase, VN Index reversed to fall by 4.09 points or 0.8 percent to 507.49 points with the total trading volume of 35.3 million shares worth about 1.406 trillion dong.
Finally, at closing time, the index of Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (STC) dropped by 5.05 points or 0.99 percent to end at 506.53 points. The market liquidity slightly increased with total matching order trade of over 44 million shares for 1.749 trillion dong, up 10 percent in volume and 4 percent in value in comparison with the previous session.
There were 50 share codes jumping, 141 codes plunging and 27 codes staying unchanged after today session among the listed share codes and fund certificates on the southern floor.
Among the bank shares, EIB stood still, STB dipped 100 dong while CTG, VCB continued climbing up by 300 dong and 100 dong respectively.
Among the large cap share codes, only VIC rose by 500 dong, BVH stayed unchanged while HPG, HAG, SSI, DPM, FPT, ITA, PVF, SJS and VNM fell.
March 23 marked the first trading session of 20 million LHG-coded shares of Long Hau Joint Stock Co.
Regarding trading volume, VHG led the market with 2.6 million shares changing hands, followed by SSI and STB with 2.24 million and 1.8 million shares.
Sharing the same scenario, the HNX Index slumped by 1.43 points or 0.85 percent to close at 166.97 points with total market trade of 29.884 million shares worth 939.304 billion dong in value.