Kukbo Transportation Co Ltd (001140) Decline -0.32% on Nov 19

November 19, 2017 - By Louis Casey

Shares of Kukbo Transportation Co Ltd (KRX:001140) last traded at 9430, representing a move of -0.32%, or -30 per share, on volume of 5,941 shares. After opening the trading day at 9590, shares of Kukbo Transportation Co Ltd traded in a close range. Kukbo Transportation Co Ltd currently has a total float of 1.68 million shares and on average sees 10,757 shares exchange hands each day. The stock now has a 52-week low of 9130 and high of 24587.48.

South Korea: Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI)

Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) tracks the daily performance of all the stocks on the Stock Market Division of the Korea Exchange. Including Kukbo Transportation Co Ltd shares. That makes it a key indicator of the health of Korean equities.

KOSPI replaced Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KCSPI), which was styled like the Dow Jones of the U.S.The base value of KOSPI was set at 100 points in January1980, though the index wasn’t published until 1983.

KOSPI reached its largest single-day percentage gain of 8.50% (or 23.81 points) on June 17, 1998. That move came at a time when investors were returning to undervalued Asian stocks after a period of financial crisis in the Asian region that started in Thailand. They turned attention to the validity of Kukbo Transportation Co Ltd stocks. The record one-day gain helped KOSPI to recoup most of what it lost during the financial crisis.

However, a few years later KOSPI would record its largest single-day decline of 12.02% (or 64.97 points) on September 12, 2001. But the record one-day decline had much to do with investor panic reaction as it came on the wake of the terror attack in the U.S., popularly known as 9/11. The terror attack cause global panic and triggered widespread stock losses.

KOSPI hit a lifetime low of 93.10 points in January 1981, but recovered steadily over the years to reach a lifetime high of 2228.96 in May 2011.

2000 points milestone

KOSPI moved below 1000 points for many years and only managed to reach the 2000 milestone in July 2007.

Sub-indices

KOSPI has more than 700 constituents. But the broader index has multiple more sharply focused sub-indices under its umbrella. For example, there are sub-indices thattrack the top 200 companies, top 100 companies and top 50 companies in South Korea’s stock market based on market capitalization. Being in the list of KOSPI gives Kukbo Transportation Co Ltd more bonuses.

KOSPI 200, which is the index of the 200 largest companies on Korea’s stock market, tends to move in tandem with the broader all share index KOSPI. That is mainly because KOSPI 200 makes up more than 70% of KOSPI on market capitalization measure. KOSPI 200 is an investible index as it is listed on options and futures markets. Furthermore,KOSPI 200 is one of the world’s most traded indices.

KOSPI 200 was set up with a base value of 100 points. The narrow index first breached the 100 points mark in April 2007. But the index hit its all-time low of 31.96 points in June 1998, around the time Asia was facing one of its worst financial crises.

KOSPI 100 is the index of top 100 largest companies listed on the Korea’s stock market. Its constituents are also components of KOSPI 200.

Appetite for Korea stocks

Domestic and foreign investors are attracted to South Korea stocks as they look to grow wealth while betting on the country’s vibrant export economy. Kukbo Transportation Co Ltd attracts their attention. Retail investors have particularly been jostling for a piece of South Korean equities in the recent times amid bullish economic outlook for the Asian region. Asia-Pacific is projected to account for 26% of the world’s financial wealth by 2019, up from 24% in 2014.Improving corporate governance issues is another attraction to Korea stocks. Authorities in several Asian markets are tightening corporate regulations to make the region attract for foreign direct investment.

More news for Kukbo Transportation Co Ltd (KRX:001140) were recently published by: Reuters.com, which released: “Kukbo Transportation to dispose treasury shares for 445 mln won” on December 14, 2016. Reuters.com‘s article titled: “Kukbo Logistics declares annual cash dividend for 2015” and published on March 09, 2016 is yet another important article.

KUKBO Logistics Co., Ltd. is a Korea firm principally engaged in the provision of inland transportation services. The company has market cap of $15.86 billion. The Firm mainly provides inland container transportation services; warehouse services, which provide custody services for bonded goods, as well as container loading and unloading services. It currently has negative earnings. It also operates container terminals in Busan harbor.

Receive News & Ratings Via Email - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings with our FREE daily email newsletter.

>