The index rose 0.98 point to 1,194.15 points right at the beginning of the trading session. Later, a sudden strong demand pushed the VN-Index up, helping it to quickly surpass 1,200 points and even reach 1,202 points.
However, this upward trend did not last long and the VN-Index fluctuated between 1,198 – 1,199 points in the remaining time of the session.
Among large-cap stocks, VCB and SAB kept their prices unchanged from April 5 while MSN and GAS decreased by 2,700 VND and 100 VND per share, respectively. VIC, VNM, BVH and CTG were coloured green when they grew 100 – 1,400 VND per share.
At the end of the trading session, the VN-Index rose 6.79 points to close at 1,199.96 points. More than 252 million shares were traded, equivalent to over 7.38 trillion VND (323.2 million USD).
In the VN30 basket, which measures the performance of 30 stocks with the highest market capitalisation and liquidity on HOSE, there were 11 codes recording price declines, five codes unchanged and 14 others with price hikes.
The VN30 Index edged up 5.25 points to 1,174.37 points when 74 million shares worth some 3.44 trillion VND (151 million USD) were traded.
Meanwhile, the HNX-Index on the Hanoi Stock Exchange (HNX) ended at 138.02 points after increasing by 1.26 points with more than 69 million shares worth about 1.19 trillion VND (52.2 million USD) traded.
HNX30, which tracks the HNX’s 30 leading shares in terms of market capitalisation and liquidity, inched up 0.19 point to 261.65 points. About 45 million shares worth over 941 billion VND (41.3 million USD) were traded.
UpCoM Index on the Unlisted Public Company Market (UPCoM) gained 0.22 point to close at 60.64 points. Over 30 million shares were traded at nearly 580 billion VND (25.4 million USD).-VNA