June 5, 2018 / 3:00 AM / 2 months ago

S.Korea stocks fall after 3 sessions of gains on foreign selling

    * KOSPI index falls, foreigners sell 
    * Korean won rises versus U.S. dollar
    * South Korea bond yields up

    SEOUL, June 5 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean financial
** South Korea's KOSPI stock index         struggled for
traction and fell on Tuesday as foreign investors took profit
after three straight sessions of gains. The Korean won and bond
yields rose.
** At 02:43 GMT, the KOSPI was down 7.04 points, or 0.29
percent, at 2,440.72.
** The won was quoted at 1,068.8 per dollar on the onshore
settlement platform           , 0.29 percent firmer than its
previous close at 1,071.9. 
** In offshore trading, the won        was quoted at 1,068.37
per U.S. dollar, up 0.09 percent from the previous day, while in
one-year non-deliverable forwards             it was being
transacted at 1,052.05 per dollar. 
 ** MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan
                was down 0.14 percent, after U.S. stocks ended
the previous session with mild gains            . Japanese
stocks         rose 0.1 percent. 
** The KOSPI is down around 0.8 percent so far this year, and
down by 1.30 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 265,421,000 shares and, of the total traded issues
of 882, the number of advancing shares was 293.
** Foreigners were net sellers of 119,643 million won worth of
** The U.S dollar has risen 0.19 percent against the won this
year. The won's high for the year is 1,053.55 per dollar on
April 2, 2018 and low is 1,098.4 on Feb. 6, 2018.
** In money and debt markets, June futures on three-year
treasury bonds         fell 0.02 points to107.81.
** The Korean 3-month Certificate of Deposit benchmark rate was
quoted at 1.65 percent, compared with the previous close of 1.65
percent, while the benchmark 3-year Korean treasury bond yielded
2.224 percent, higher than the previous day's 2.21 percent.

 (Reporting by Cynthia Kim; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu)
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