Stock investors boosted selling Monday after domestic gold price shot up.
Home bullion surged continuously this morning to around VND44.1 million ($2.100) per tael, a strong jump of VND2.2 million per tael against yesterday’s close. This price is VND1.2 million ($58.5) per tael higher than the global prices.
The VN-Index of Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HoSE) declined since the session’s opening, closing at 396.41 points. The benchmark lost 4.47 points or 1.12 per cent.
The HNX-Index of Hanoi Stock Exchange (HNX) shed 1.22 points or 1.78 per cent to 67.32 points.
More than half of the HoSE eased back, mainly mid-cap and small-cap stocks. Speculative stocks like Tan Tao Investment Industry Corp. (ITA), Sacom Development and Investment Corp (SAM), Licogi 16 (LCG), Investment and Trading of Real Estate JSC (ITC) largely hit the floor or nearly hit the floor.
Securities company shares were also strongly sold on the HNX, pushing those driving stocks sharply down. Kim Long Securities (KLS), Bao Viet Securities (BVS) and VnDirect Securities (VND) lost 4-5 per cent, while Wall Street Securities (WSS) hit the floor.
Blue-chips significantly fell, of which Saigon Securities Inc. (SSI) shed 2.31 per cent, PetroVietnam Fertilizer (DPM) 1.61 per cent, FPT Corp. (FPT) 2.73 per cent and Hoang Anh Gia Lai (HAG) down 2.63 per cent.
A few others rose, among them Kinh Do Corp. (KDC), Bao Viet Holdings (BVH), Phu Nhuan Jewelry (PNJ). Sacombank (STB) was unchanged, while Vietcombank (VCB) slightly shed.
Weak liquidity has not improved on both two bourses. Matching values stood at VND337 billion ($16.3 million) on the HoSE, while hitting VND199.7 billion ($9.7 million) on HNX.
Investors still focused on a few major stocks like KLS, VND, Saigon-Hanoi Bank (SHB), STB and PetroVietnam Construction (PVX).
Overall, 24.7 million shares worth VND462.7 billion ($22.6 million) were traded on the southern bourse, while the HXN saw 23.4 million shares worth VND228.7 billion ($11.1 million) changing hands.