The VN-Index closed at 512.63 on June 22, a decline of 0.41 percent, while trading volume on the HCM Stock Exchange leaped to a one-month high on heavy profit-taking.

The value of the day’s trades rose by nearly 52 percent, totalling 2.23 trillion VND (118 million USD) on a volume of just under 78 million shares – an increase of 61 percent over June 21’s total trades.

Losers outnumbered gainers by 152.63, with Sacombank (STB) claiming the spot as the most heavily-traded share with 13.7 million traded, over 10 million of which were purchased by foreign investors. STB closed up 0.95 percent to 21,300 VND (1.15 USD).

Penny stocks with sales volumes in excess of a million shares on June 22 included Vietnam Tanker Co (VTO), Vietnam Mechanisation Electrification and Construction Co (MCG), Vietnam Electricity Construction Co. (VNE), Huu Lien Asia Corp (HLA), and DIC Investment and Trading Co (DIC).

On the Hanoi Stock Exchange on June 22, the HNX-Index slid by 1.27 percent to close at 161.92 points. Trading volume rose slightly to 45.8 million shares, worth a combined 1.38 trillion VND (73.4 million USD).

Decliners outnumbered advancers by 177-97, with Kim Long Securities Co (KLS) rising to be the position as the most active share on the northern bourse with 3.6 million changing hands.

The Hanoi market on June 22 welcomed the first listing of Ben Tre Construction Materials Co (VXB), VXB closed unchanged at 29,500 VND (1.56 USD) on a volume of just 30,200 shares.

Foreign investors concluded the day as net buyers on the HCM City exchange, responsible for a net of over 11 million shares worth 311 billion VND (16.5 million USD), the highest daily value since early this year. By contrast, they were still net sellers on the Hanoi bourse of 687 million VND (36,349 USD) worth of shares./.