When Japan decided to discharge contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant two days later on the 24th, domestic seafood and salt-related stocks showed a strong performance. Due to the influence of Tesla, which closed strongly on the previous trading day, two-seams flocked to domestic secondary battery-related stocks, and Maxine-related stocks closed at the lower limit.
On the 22nd, the KOSPI closed at 2,515.74, up 6.94 points (0.28%) from yesterday (21st). It started trading at 2,528.39, up 19.59 points (0.78%), and showed strength, but as the deadline approached, the pouring institutional sales caught up.
Looking at the trading trend as of 3:35 pm, individuals net bought 49.43 billion won in the stock market. On the other hand, foreigners and institutions sold 40.45 billion won and 5.6 billion won, respectively.
Among the top stocks in market capitalization, NAVER rose 3.03% following yesterday (0.94%), followed by POSCO Future M with 2.82% and LG Energy Solutions with 2.47%. In contrast, Celltrion fell 1.17% and suffered sluggishness for two consecutive trading days, and Samsung BioLogics ( -0.64 %) and Shinhan Financial Group ( -0.43 %) also showed signs of contraction.
Among the themes, seafood-related items surged due to the decision to discharge contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant. Shinsong Holdings rose 23.45%, and Sampyo Foods (13.13%), Sampyo (12.62%), and Sajo Seafood (11.11%) also showed strength.
Hanwha Ocean closed the market at 35,850 won, down 5.03% on the news that it was considering a large-scale paid-in capital increase. According to the industry, Hanwha Ocean is said to be planning a paid-in capital increase worth 2.5 trillion won, which accounts for one-third of the recent market cap of 7.77 trillion won.
Previously, in May, affiliates of the Hanwha Group invested about 2 trillion won to acquire a stake in Hanwha Ocean and take control of it. On this day (22nd), Hanwha Ocean made a public announcement, saying, “We are reviewing various ways to raise new business investment funds, including a paid-in capital increase, but nothing has been confirmed yet.”
The KOSDAQ closed at 893.33, up 4.62 points (0.52%). After starting the market at 898.40, up 9.69 points (1.09%), an individual who had been net buying for more than 200 billion won changed his attitude to selling and returned the increase.
By investment entity, foreign investors alone net bought 64.36 billion won. Conversely, individual investors sold 1.64 billion won and institutional investors sold 48.23 billion won.
Among the stocks with the highest market capitalization, Ecopro showed an increase of 7.32%, while POSCO DX (+4.40) and Alteogen (+3.34%) also showed strength. On the other hand, HPSP ( -6.38 %), Fado ( -6.21 %), and HLB ( -4.11 %) were sluggish.
Ecopro broke through 1.2 million won in about 15 days, recapturing the top spot in market cap on the KOSDAQ. Ecopro finished the transaction with a 7.32% increase, and the difference in market capitalization with Ecopro BM, which rose 2.90% from yesterday (21st), is about 580 billion won.
In addition to EcoPro, the first half of secondary battery stocks showed a strong performance in today’s trading. It is interpreted as the effect of Tesla’s 7% strength in the New York stock market on the previous trading day. On the KOSDAQ, foreigners and institutions bought EcoPro stocks worth 122.7 billion won and 16.4 billion won, respectively, and became the most purchased stock in terms of amount.
The news of the discharge of contaminated water also affected the KOSDAQ, with the phosphoric acid value (29.85%), which produces sea salt, hitting the upper limit, and the food material distribution company Boratial (26.49%) also closed sharply. Chicken-related stocks also drew attention due to expectations for substitutes for seafood, with Maniker F&G (11.08%) and Harim (6.76%) showing먹튀검증 strength. Stocks related to MXene
, which had been collecting two-seam for a while, plummeted. Amosense on the KOSDAQ hit the lower limit, Konic Automation fell 15.50%, Kyungdong Invest in the stock market also hit the lower limit, and Taekyung Industrial plunged 24.41%. Conversely, stocks related to superconductors, which continued to fall at the lower limit every day, turned to the upside. Deoksong in the stock market closed with a 12.94% increase, KOSDAQ’s Shinsung Delta Tech closed its upper limit, and Power Logics and Seonam rose 8.08% and 7.90%, respectively.
The trading volume of the KOSPI and KOSDAQ was 9,178.6 billion won and 11,892.4 billion won, respectively. It seems that the trading volume of the KOSDAQ has overtaken the KOSPI for two consecutive trading days.
In the Seoul foreign exchange market, the won/dollar exchange rate closed at 1,335.5 won, down 7.1 won. After starting the market at 1,340.0 won, down 2.6 won, it added a decline. Analysts say that the value of the global dollar, which had been strong ahead of the upcoming Jackson Hole meeting, has entered a calming phase.