The VN Index of Hochiminh Stock Exchange (STC) today January 13, 2012 gained points for the fifth straight session, adding over six points to 354.33 pts, marking the strongest gain since early this year.
The market saw 135 gainers, 106 losers and 65 others remaining unchanged.
The trading volume reached over 22 million shares worth 423 billion dong, rising 15 percent from the previous trading session, of which, over 90 billion dong was for put-through method transactions.
STB share reached put-through method transaction of 1.3 million units worth 23 billion dong and GMD also reached 1.25 million shares valued at 22 billion dong.
STB led the market in terms of trading volume under the marching order method with nearly 1.8 million units being transferred. STB ended at the reference price of 17,700 dong per share.
The group of bank shares continued to reach strong trading volume with over 400,000 units each. At the closing time, CTG reached the ceiling price, MBB gained 200 dong, VCB was up 100 dong and EIB kept the reference price.
Key stocks such as MSN and BVH also reached the ceiling price, VIC was up over 1 percent, SSI, FPT, HPG, HAG, KBC and PVD also gained points by the end of the trading session.
On the northern bourse, the HNX Index ended the chain of two consecutive falls to gain over 0.8 percent to 56.27 pts.
The trading volume reached over 20 million units valued at 158 billion dong, rising 15 percent day on day.
KLS, BVS and VND reached the biggest trading volume of over one million units. At the time of closing the trading session, BVS nearly reached the ceiling price at 8,900 dong each, KLS gained 3.8 percent to 8,000 dong and PVX and VND gained over 1 percent.