Foreigners offload VNM shares

15-Nov-2019 Intellasia | The Saigontimes | 6:02 AM Print This Post

Domestic stocks managed to recover after three consecutive falling session today, November 12, but still failed to stage a strong rally as foreigners heavily offloaded shares of dairy giant VNM.

Closing the day, foreigners net sold over 1.35 million shares of VNM with the total value of nearly VND174 billion, sending its price down 1.4 percent at VND127,500. Overall, they net sold over 1.8 million shares of various stocks worth VND150.7 billion on the Hochiminh Stock Exchange, after net buying VND9.8 billion worth of shares on the previous day.

With 185 gainers and 150 losers, the VN Index inched up 1.58 points, 0.16%, against a day earlier at 1,018.33. Market trade improved 6 percent in volume to 223 million shares but value slid a slight 1.5 percent to over VND4.5 trillion.

Other blue chips gave support to the main index, including lender BID, which added 1.9 percent at VND42,100 and gas group GAS, gaining 0.7 percent at VND104,300.

Construction firm ROS again took the lead for liquidity with nearly 27.5 million shares exchanged, but it dropped 0.9 percent at VND25,150. Steel firm HSG came next with 10.4 million shares, soaring to the ceiling price of VND7,880.

Phan Dung Khanh, Maybank Kim Eng Securities Company’s director of investment and consultancy department, said further growth of the market would depend on the cash inflow. However, trading scale was declining, so it would be hard for the VN Index to continue growing and surpass 1,030 points soon.

On the positive side, the Vietnamese market may benefit from the movement of global stocks upon positive news about the United States-China trade war and the prospects of the domestic economy and companies.

The trade relations between the two largest economies have been progressing in recent weeks as the two sides have been willing to cool down the war that has dragged on the global economy, Khanh said on

On the Hanoi Stock Exchange, foreigners net bought VND5.4 billion, having reported a net selling value of VND3.6 billion on Monday. The investors net bought VND2.2 billion of petroleum technical service firm PVS and VND2.1 billion of bank stock SHB.

The HNX-Index rose 0.2 point, or 0.19%, at 106.96. The northern market saw 24.8 million shares worth VND281 billion changing hands at the end of the day, expanding slightly compared with the previous session.


Category: Stocks, Vietnam

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