An investor at the trading floor of Tan Viet Securities Joint Stock Company in Hanoi (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnamese shares ended in the red on October 15 as widespread selling pressure hit many large-cap stocks on the day.

The VN-Index on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HoSE) settled at 951.64 points after losing 18.44 points. There were 111 advancing codes, 191 in decline, and 41 shares that went flat.

Meanwhile, the HNX-Index on the Hanoi Stock Exchange gave up 2.08 points to close at 107.67 points, with 74 rising codes, 78 declining ones, and 60 others ending flat.

There were 181 million shares traded on the day, worth 4 trillion VND (171.48 million USD).

Up to 26 large-cap stock codes in the VN30 basket fell, with the largest drop recorded at HSG who were down 4.7 percent. Other codes including GAS, VRE, PNJ, REE, MSN, and VNM fell 4.1 percent, 3.3 percent, 3.1 percent, 2.7 percent, 3.4 percent, and 2.2 percent, respectively.

Amongst petroleum stocks, all codes lost their prices, including PLX, by 2.3 percent; PVS, 5.7 percent; PVC, 5.3 percent; PVB, 3.9 percent; and PVD, 2.5 percent.

In the banking group, major stocks like ACB, BID, TPB, CTG, HDB, SHB, MBB, and VCB declined, ranging from falls of 1.3 percent to 4.6 percent. Only LPB and BAB recorded an increase.

The stock securities sector also saw sharp drops, with SSI down 2.1 percent; SHS, 2.8 percent; MBS, 3.5 percent; FTS, 4 percent; and HCM, 1.7 percent.

Foreign investors posted a net purchase value of more than 65 billion VND (almost 2.8 million USD) on the HoSE. HPG topped the list with nearly 46 billion VND worth of shares, followed by SBT with about 36 billion VND.
 
On the HNX, foreign investors sold about 444,630 shares with a net value of 11.65 billion VND. PVS led the list with shares sold worth over 20 billion VND. –VNA