Investors watch stock fluctuations on the ABC Securities trading floor in Hanoi (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam’s stock market recorded a memorable trading session on May 18 when total transaction value surpassed 35 trillion VND (1.54 billion USD) on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HOSE).

The VN-Index grew by 2.69 points to 1,033.33 points before dropping to 1,013 points. Later, the appearance of demand helped this benchmark index rebound and reach 1,040.54 points, up 9.9 points, at the end of the trading day.

Among the large-cap stocks, GAS and VCB lost 1,000 VND and 300 VND per share, respectively. SAB and VNM witnessed respective increases of 10,000 VND and 6,100 VND, while BVH, CTG and MSN rose between 250 VNF and 3,100 VND per share.

Notably, VHM of Vinhomes posted a historic trading session when nearly 268 million shares worth over 30.7 trillion VND (about 1.35 billion USD) were traded.

More than 408 million units equivalent to over 35 trillion VND were traded on the HOSE.

In the VN30 basket, measuring the 30 largest stocks by market capitalisation on the HOSE, 10 stocks saw price declines while six others stayed unchanged and 14 enjoyed price hikes.

The VN30-Index climbed 15.12 points to 1,022.21 points on May 18. More than 46 million shares were traded at some 2.2 trillion VND (96.58 million USD).

Meanwhile, HNX-Index on the Hanoi Stock Exchange (HXN) ended at 123.65 points, down 0.23 point from the previous trading day, with more than 38 million units worth 633 billion VND (27.79 million USD) traded.

The HNX30-Index, tracking the HNX’s 30 leading shares in terms of market capitalisation and liquidity, inched up 0.92 point to 226.28 points. About 23 million shares worth over 492 billion VND (21.6 million USD) were traded.

The UpCoM-Index on the Unlisted Public Company Market (UpCoM) gained 0.21 point to close at 55.99 points. More than 17 million shares were traded at almost 374 billion VND (16.42 million USD) on this market.-VNA