May 8, 2018 / 1:36 AM / 6 months ago

S.Korea stocks edge up, won flat

    * KOSPI index rises, foreign investors sell 
    * Korean won steady versus U.S. dollar
    * South Korea bond yields up

    SEOUL, May 8 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean financial
markets:
    
** South Korea's KOSPI stock index         climbed on Tuesday as
major technology shares rose following gains in U.S.
counterparts overnight, while the Korean won was steady on the
local platform and bond yields inched up.
 
** At 01:18 GMT, the benchmark stock index was up 11.96 points
or 0.49 percent at 2,473.34. Samsung Electronics            
gained nearly 2 percent, while SK Hynix             rose 2.1
percent. 
 
** The won was quoted at 1,077.7 per dollar on the onshore
settlement platform           , 0.05 percent weaker than its
previous close at 1,077.2. 
 
** In offshore trading, the won        was quoted at 1,078 per
U.S. dollar, up 0.1 percent from the previous day, while in
one-year non-deliverable forwards             it was being asked
at 1,060.65 per dollar.
 
** MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan
                was up 0.21 percent, after U.S. stocks ended the
previous session with mild gains. Japanese stocks         rose
0.16 percent.                 
 
** The KOSPI is down around 0.2 percent so far this year, and
has risen 1.39 percent in the previous 30 days.
 
** The current price-to-earnings ratio is 12.10, the dividend
yield is 1.28 percent and the market capitalisation is 1,242.04
trillion won. 
 
** The trading volume during the session on the KOSPI index
        was 254,706,000 shares and, of the total traded issues
of 880, the number of advancing shares was 392.
 
** Foreigners were net sellers of 681 million won worth of
shares.
 
** The U.S dollar has risen 1.09 percent against the won this
year. The won's high for the year is 1,053.55 per dollar on
April 2 and low is 1,098.4 on Feb. 6.
 
** In money and debt markets, June futures on three-year
treasury bonds         fell 0.08 points to 107.44.
 
** The Korean 3-month Certificate of Deposit benchmark rate was
quoted at 1.65 percent, while the benchmark 3-year Korean
treasury bond yielded 2.316 percent, higher than the previous
day's 2.28 percent.

 (Reporting by Dahee Kim; Editing by Biju Dwarakanath)
  
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