VN-Index almost unchanged

Vietnam’s benchmark VN-Index changed a little on April 5 as investors remained cautious amid concerns over rising inflation.

The gauge of 283 companies and five mutual funds listed on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange slid 0.01 percent, or 0.05 points, to close at 457.2 points.

On the benchmark, 64 stocks advanced, 147 declined, while 77 remained unchanged.

Trading volume on the city bourse slightly slid whereas trading value climbed by 20 percent over the previous trading session as 23.3 million shares changed hands at a value of VND631.86 billion.

Vietnam Commercial Joint Stock Export Import Bank or Eximbank (EIB) was the most active share in volume with 1.27 million shares changing hands.

Saigon Securities Inc. (SSI), the country’s largest brokerage, followed with 1.09 million shares.

It was tagged along by Sai Gon Thuong Tin Joint Stock Commercial Bank or Sacombank (STB) with 559,830 shares.

Vinh Long Cereal and Food Corporation (VLF) slashed 13.24 percent to VND19,000.

HUD3 Investment and Construction Joint Stock Company (HU3) extended its losing streak to nine consecutive days, chopping 4.98 percent to VND19,100.

Vinh Hoan Corporation (VHC) tripped 4.96 percent to VND23,000.

Cosmetic producer SPM Joint Stock Company (SPM) rebounded 4.95 percent to VND53,000.

Ben Thanh Trading & Service Joint Stock Company (BTT) shot up 4.83 percent to VND21,700.

FPT Corporation (FPT) accelerated 4.81 percent to VND54,500.

The smaller in the north slightly edged up as the Hanoi’s HNX-Index recovered 0.51 percent, or 0.46 points, to close at 90.56 points. Trading volume was at 22.3 million shares worth VND323.5 billion.

Meanwhile, the UPCoM-Index of unlisted shares inched up 0.15 points to 37.21 points this morning. A total of 110,000 shares changed hands at a value of VND0.95 billion as of 11:20 am local time.

By Da Nguyet

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