The VN-Index was mixed, but finally closed on a high on the May 11 trading session while the HNX-Index continued to plunge.

Although losers outnumbered winners by 138-83, the VN-Index marched up 0.4 percent to 483.15 points.

Trading volume was 20 percent higher than the previous trading session with 21.6 million shares changing hands. Trading value nearly doubled to 536 billion VND (25.5 million USD).

The ten big-cap leaders did not contribute to the rally of the VN-Index as much as during previous sessions, with 80 percent of shares tumbling and remaining unchanged.

Food producer Masan Group (MSN) retained its relatively strong momentum to end on a 3.3 percent high of 127,000 VND. Vietinbank (CTG) ended on a 1.8 percent high.

The performance of mid-cap and penny stocks contributed to a rise in the VN-Index. Around 15 codes hit ceiling prices, including Thong Nhat Rubber Corp (TNC), which was the most active code along with Sacombank (STB). Both codes traded 1.1 million shares.
On the Hanoi Stock Exchange, 182 decliners and 122 levelers over 383 codes pulled the HNX-Index down by 0.3 percent to 82.71 points.

Total trading volume came to 18.6 million shares, valued at 243.6 billion VND (11.6 million USD), diving 34 and 42 percent respectively.

VNDirect Securities Co (VND) was the most active code with the transfer of 1.2 million shares. /.