April 4, 2018 / 1:31 AM / a year ago

S.Korea stocks, won fall; Hyundai auto shares up

    * KOSPI index edges down, foreigners sell 
    * Korean won weakens against U.S. dollar
    * South Korea bond yields were up

    SEOUL, April 4 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean
financial markets:
** South Korea's KOSPI stock index         weakened on
Wednesday. The Korean won turned weaker after posting a
3-1/2-year high in the previous session, while bond yields rose.
** At 01:07 GMT, the KOSPI was down 3.60 points, or 0.15
percent, at 2,438.83.
** Hyundai Group shares rose after U.S. hedge fund Elliott
called for better corporate governance. Shares of Hyundai Mobis
            rose as much as 6.1 percent to their highest since
Jan. 25, while Hyundai Motor             and Kia Motors
            climbed 4.9 percent and 3.2 percent, respectively.
** The won was quoted at 1,055.5 per dollar on the onshore
settlement platform           , 0.12 percent weaker than its
previous close at 1,054.2. 
** In offshore trading, the won        was quoted at 1,054.96
per U.S. dollar, down 0.1 percent from the previous day, while
in one-year non-deliverable forwards             it was being
transacted at 1,039.1 per dollar.
** MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan
                was down 0.05 percent, after U.S. stocks ended
the previous session with gains            . Japanese stocks
        rose 0.2 percent. 
** The KOSPI is down around 1.0 percent so far this year, and up
by 0.02 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 178,097,000 shares, and of the total traded issues
of 882, the number of advancing shares was 298.
** Foreigners were net sellers of 26,712 million won worth of
** The U.S dollar has fallen 1.02 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         rose 0.01 points to 107.79.
** The Korean 3-month Certificate of Deposit benchmark rate was
quoted at 1.65 percent, while the benchmark 3-year Korean
treasury bond yielded 2.194 percent, higher than the previous
day's 2.19 percent.

 (Reporting by Dahee Kim; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu)
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