The benchmark VN-Index on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HOSE) inched up 0.67 point to settle at 925.53 points on November 5, driven by petroleum and banking stocks (Illustrative photo: VNA)
 
Hanoi (VNA) – The benchmark VN-Index on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HOSE) inched up 0.67 point to settle at 925.53 points on November 5, driven by petroleum and banking stocks.

Some 136.5 million shares were traded on the day, worth about 3.17 trillion VND (135.15 million USD). There were 129 advancing codes, 137 declining, and 72 others that remained the same.

Meanwhile, the HNX-Index on the Hanoi Stock Exchange (HNX) closed at 105.54 points after losing 0.21 point, with 70 rising codes, 78 in decline, and 43 others remained unchanged.

In the VN30 basket, as many as 15 codes went up, while nine others decreased. The index marginally rose by 1.4 points, equivalent to 0.15 percent.

Shares with the largest rise were HSG by 6 percent, VRE by 3.5 percent, SBT 3.4 percent, and CII 3.1 percent.

Petroleum stocks enjoyed an increase on the day, with PVD advancing by 4 percent, PVS by 2.1 percent, PLX 1.5 percent, and PVB 1.1 percent.

Some shares in the banking group ended in red at the end of the day, while those of TPB, BID, VPB, and TCB expanded from 0.9 percent to 3.1 percent.

Foreign investors posted net purchase values of around 63.76 billion VND (2.72 million USD) and more than 3 billion VND (127,900 USD) on the HOSE and HNX, respectively.

On the HOSE, HPG topped the list with over 100.68 billion VND worth of shares, followed by MSN with 53.51 billion VND.–VNA