Shares reversed the previous day’s losses to add value during February 6 session.

On the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange, the VN-Index rose 2.3 percent to 488.36 points with gainers outnumbering losers 187-60. Trading value dropped 12.6 percent compared to the previous day’s sessions but remained relatively high at over 1.18 billion VND (56.19 USD) for 65.1 million shares.

Among the 30 leading shares in terms of capitalisation and liquidity tracked by the VN30-Index, only private equity firm Masan Group (MSN) and Sacombank (STB) closed unchanged and none of the shares retreated.

Notably, five stocks hit their ceiling prices, including insurer Bao Viet Holdings (BVH), Ocean Group (OGC), Da Nang Rubber (DRC), logistic company Gemadept and PetroVietnam Finance (PVF).

The VN30 Index celebrated its first year of operations by increasing nearly 2.4 percent to 570.03 points.

On the Hanoi Stock Exchange, the HNX-Index enjoyed a 2.17 percent increase to 64.13 percent.

Stocks that advanced tripled those that declined. Around 51.4 million shares worth 414.8 billion VND (19.7 million USD) changed hands, rising 17 percent over the previous day’s level.

The HNX30 Index, representing the performance of the northern bourse’s top shares, closed 2.9 percent higher at 123.30 points.

Foreign investors were net sellers in HCM City during the day by a margin of 42.8 billion VND (2 million USD). However, their selling was mainly through the negotiation method. Meanwhile, they bought many blue chips tracked by the VN30, contributing to the day’s boost. In Hanoi , foreign investors were sellers by nearly 9.7 billion VND (461,900 USD).-VNA