VN-Index lost 3.73 points to 987.61 points at the end of September 17 (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The benchmark VN-Index on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HoSE) lost 3.73 points to 987.61 points at the end of September 17, with 164.6 million shares worth over 3.9 trillion VND (167.2 million USD) traded.

There were 117 advancing codes and 179 declining ones.

Meanwhile, the HNX-Index on the Hanoi Stock Exchange (HNX) closed at 112.76 points, down 0.61 point, with 79 advancing codes and 71 decreasing ones.

At the morning session, VN-Index rose to 992.13 points driven by several heavyweight stocks. However, the strong purchase pressure at the afternoon session made VN-Index drop below 990 points. VN-Index’s losing of its points was led by the fall of large caps and banking stocks such as VIC, VCB, BID, BVH, CTG and VRE.

On the HoSE, foreign investors reported a net purchase value of 63.85 billion VND with over 698,700 shares traded.

On the HNX, foreign investors sold over 40,800 shares with a net value of 2.24 billion VND.-VNA