Vietnamese shares experienced the strongest rebound on March 25 in nearly 11 years as investors bought across the board, encouraged by rallies around the globe on hope for the passage of a colossal stimulus package in the United States.
| Source: Bloomberg|
The benchmark VN-Index of the Hochiminh Stock Exchange ended up 4.71%, the strongest in a day since July 24, 2009, to 690.25 – the intraday high, according to exchange data.
Sentiment was robust since the opening session, with strong buy of bluechips and battered stocks after recent plunges. As many as 301 tickers went up, versus 84 losers, while 39 others stayed still. Trading volume was heavy with 270.2 million shares worth VND4.89 trillion (US$208.2 million) changed hands.
The VN30 Index, comprised of the 30 heavyweights on the bourse, jumped 4.3%, with Vingroup (VIC), Vinhomes (VHM), Vincom Retail (VRE), Vietcombank (VCB), VietinBank (CTG), Baoviet Holdings (BVH), jewelry retailer PNJ, brokerage SSI, PV Gas (GAS), and Petrolimex (PLX) hitting their upper limits at the close.
The HNX Index of the Hanoi Stock Exchange regained the 100-point psychological threshold while the UPCOM Index rose 2.1%.
| Source: SSI|
Foreign players extended their selling spree to the 32nd day, but the net value narrowed to VND368 billion (US$15.6 million).
Wall Street posted the best day since 1933 on expectation the White House and the Senate would reach a deal on a US$2 trillion stimulus package.
Meanwhile, major indexes of regional bourses closed on positive notes. Japan’s Nikkei 225 was up 8.1%, South Korea’s Kospi increased 5.9%, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng climbed 4% and China’s Shenzhen Component rose 3.2% on Wednesday.
The positive sentiment on Wednesday many persist till the weekend despite foreign investors’ net sales, according to MB Securities.
The VN-Index is expected to continue going north and face a resistance territory of 695-710, Yuanta Securities predicted.
Analysts at both MB Securities and Yuanta Securities reckoned Wednesday’s rally is a short-termed rebound.