VN-Index extends rally on fourth consecutive day. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The benchmark VN-Index on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HOSE) extended its rally on June 5 for the fourth consecutive trading day with shares of utility and seafood companies attracting big investment.

The VN-Index was sluggish at the beginning of the day but strong demand returned on a large scale to pull the VN-Index up and maintain its upturn throughout the day.

Of the large-cap stocks, PetroVietnam (GAS) was traded at the ceiling price of 98,700 VND (4.34 USD) per share. Shares of SABECO (SAB), Vinamilk (VNM), VinGroup (VIC), and VietinBank (CTG) were also strongly bought and closed in the green.

Meanwhile, shares of Techcombank (TCB) and Vietcombank (VCB) slid 6.35 percent and 1.18 percent to settle at 96,000 VND (4.22 USD) and 58,600 VND (2.58 USD) per share, respectively, due to strong selling.

At the end of the day, the VN-Index gained 8.96 points to 1,022.74 points. The HNX-Index on the Hanoi Stock Exchange (HNX) and UpCoM-Index fell 0.14 points and 0.03 points to 118.18 points and 53.6 points, respectively.-VNA