April 24, 2018 / 2:43 AM / 3 months ago

S.Korea stocks, won slip on rising U.S. yields

    * KOSPI index fell, foreigners sell 
    * Korean won slips versus U.S. dollar
    * South Korea bond yields were down

    SEOUL, April 24 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean
financial markets:
    
** South Korea's KOSPI stock index         slipped on Tuesday.
The Korean won weakened as rising U.S. Treasury yields and an
outlook for faster rate hike by the Federal Reserves weighed. 
 
** At 0211 GMT, the KOSPI was down 3.44 points or 0.14 percent
at 2,470.67, as chipmaker SK Hynix             fell nearly 5 pct
to a two-week low on profit-taking. The company flagged slower
growth for mobile chips.             
 
** The won was quoted at 1,077 per dollar on the onshore
settlement platform           , 0.74 percent weaker than its
previous close at 1,069. 
 
** In offshore trading, the won        was quoted at 1,076.4 per
U.S. dollar, up 0.35 percent from the previous day, while in
one-year non-deliverable forwards             it was being
transacted at 1,059.15 per dollar.
 
** MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan
                was up 0.09 percent, after U.S. stocks ended the
previous session with mild gains            . Japanese stocks
        rose 0.68 percent. 
 
** The KOSPI is up around 0.3 percent so far this year, and up
by 0.40 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 268,050,000 shares, and of the total traded issues
of 880, the number of advancing shares was 415.
 
** Foreigners were net sellers of 243,464 million won worth of
shares.
 
** The U.S dollar has risen 0.94 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 this year.
 
** In money and debt markets, June futures on three-year
treasury bonds         rose 0.05 points to 107.68.

 (Reporting by Cynthia Kim, Editing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips)
  
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