The index was in the green throughout the day, peaking at 1,265 points in the afternoon before closing with a 14-point gain.
Trading value on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HoSE), on which the index is based, was VND21.2 trillion ($922 million), down 1.26 percent. The session saw 330 tickers gain and 93 lose.
Ticker TCB of biggest private lender Techcombank contributed most to VN-Index’s gain this session with 2.4 points.
It rose 5.9 percent to a new historic peak, its fifth gaining session in a row. It has gained 16.47 percent in the last five sessions.
Meanwhile, VCB of state-owned lender Vietcombank contributed 2.08 points to the index’s growth, and the ticker closed with a 2.12 percent gain.
GAS of state-owned Petrovietnam Gas pushed the index up 1.12 points and rose 2.6 percent this session.
HDB of private lender HDBank was the biggest blue-chip gainer at 6.8 percent, hitting its new peak for this year.
KDH of real estate firm Khang Dien House fell 1.1 percent, ending its four-session gaining streak, while PDR of Phat Dat Real Estate Development dropped 1 percent.
Foreign investors were net sellers for the third session in a row to the tune of VND779.6 billion, with the strongest pressure on HPG of steelmaker Hoa Phat Group, VRE of mall operator Vincom Retail and CTG of state-owned lender VietinBank.
The HNX-Index for stocks on the Hanoi Stock Exchange, home to mid and small caps, rose 1.16 percent, while the UPCoM-Index for the Unlisted Public Companies Market rose 1 percent.