VN-Index rises over 21 points hinh anh 1The VN-Index of the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HoSE) rose 21.12 points on July 18 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The VN-Index of the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HoSE) rose 21.12 points on July 18, with 223.9 million shares worth over 4.9 trillion VND (211 million USD) traded. 

There were 219 advancing codes and 72 declining ones.

Meanwhile, the HNX-Index on the Hanoi Stock Exchange (HNX) closed at 106.93 points, up 2.1 points. More than 48,700 shares were sold with a total transaction value of 698.6 billion VND (30 million USD). 

There were 114 rising codes and 53 declining ones.

Liquidity on both exchanges grew significantly to over 5 trillion VND (215.3 million USD).

In the VN-30 cap group, codes witnessing price increases included CTD, GAS, NVL, PLX, VJC, and VNM.

The ticker code RE hit its ceiling price of 32,800 VND per share.

In the banking sector, the Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV) rose to 26,150 VND per share from 1,250 VND; Vietcombank (VCB) advanced to 27,600 VND from 1,700 VND; and HDBank surged to 35,250 VND from 1,700 VND.

Stocks in the financial services sector enjoyed rises such as with BIDV Securities Company (BSC), MB Securities JSC (MBS), and Saigon Securities Incorporation (SSI).

Foreign investors net sold 150.75 billion VND on the HoSE. Real estate giant VinGroup (VIC) topped the list with over 130 billion VND worth of shares; followed by Masan Group Corporation (MSN) with over 65 billion VND; Viejet Air (VJC) with 46 billion VND; and property developer Novaland (NVL) with 29.5 billion VND.

Net buying by foreign investors on the HNX was worth 18.04 billion VND. Shares from PetroVietnam Technical Services Corporation (PVS) and construction material manufacturer Viglacera Corporation (VGC) were bought most with values of 10.94 billion VND and 10.8 billion VND, respectively. -VNA