HANOI, March 25 Vietnam's benchmark VN Index
rose 0.26 percent at the break on Tuesday with mixed
movements for blue chips and liquidity boosted by buying in
small cap firms.
Dairy product maker Vinamilk led the gains, with
shares advancing 0.7 percent. Food producer Masan Group
increased 1 percent.
Trade volume hit 134 million shares at midday, compared to
the five-day average level of 189 million, driven by speculation
in some penny stocks, according to Doan Thi Anh Nguyet, an
analyst at Saigon-Hanoi Securities.
Property firm Tan Tao Investment and Industry Corp
was the most traded stock at 11.8 million shares, jumping 5
The index is likely to face some corrections soon as
investors have started to take profit from some small-cap
stocks, Nguyet added.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index at midday (0431
VN Index 609.14
PREV. CLOSE 607.55
% CHANGE 0.26%
Change (%) 1-mnth 5.371
Change (%) 3-mnth 20.159
Change (%) 1-year 23.992
52-week high 609.2 24-Mar-14
52-week low 462.13 30-Aug-13
(Reporting by Mai Nguyen; Editing by Martin Petty)