Lichem (131100) Moves Up 8.25% on Feb 15

February 15, 2018 - By Henry Gaston

Shares of Lichem (KOSDAQ:131100) last traded at 2165, representing a move of 8.25%, or 165 per share, on volume of 2.28M shares. After opening the trading day at 2000, shares of Lichem traded in a close range. Lichem currently has a total float of shares and on average sees 1.90 million shares exchange hands each day. The stock now has a 52-week low of 920 and high of 3135.

KOSPI: A Powerful Indicator Of The Asian Economy

South Korea has one of the most progressive, fast-paced economies in Asia. It is an influential global leader that helps drive growth in the Asian economy. Leading abilities of South Korean market help Lichem to attract more attention to its work. Without it, the region’s capacities are surely minimized.

One of the most important factors backing South Korea’s successful economy is the Korea Exchange (KRX), which boasts with over $1 trillion in total market capitalization. Despite being one of the youngest stock exchanges in Asia, it has already transformed the conduct of trade and commerce in South Korea. It brings foreign investors to Lichem and other companies.

Stock Market Division of the KRX

Under the Korea Stock Exchange and Futures Exchange Act, the KRX is divided into three: 1) the Stock Market Division; 2) the KOSDAQ Market Division; and 3) the Derivatives Market Division. All publicly traded companies are listed on the Stock Market Division of the KRX.

The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), which was first published in 1983, is one of the main real-time economy indicators in South Korea as it tracks the performances of all the companies listed on the Stock Market Division of the KRX. That being said, the KOSPI had to be divided into several sub-indices. These include the KOSPI 50, which monitors the 50 most active stocks on the Stock Market Division of the KRX; the KOSPI 100, which monitors the 100 most active stocks; and the KOSPI 200, which monitors the 200 most active stocks out of more than 700 stocks. A stock can be included in the KOSPI 50 and the KOSPI 100 only if it is included in the KOSPI 200. At the same time, a stock can only be included in the KOSPI 50 if it is included in the KOSPI 100. Lichem is inside the KOSPI trading operations.

The KOSPI tracks stocks on the Stock Market Division of the KRX based on market capitalization using the base value of 100. The base date is January 4, 1980. Similarly, the KOSPI 200, which represents roughly 70% of the total market valuation on the Stock Market Division of the KRX, monitors its components using the base value of 100. The base date is April 2007.

Historical Statistics

In January 1981, the KOSPI had reached its all-time low of 93.10 points. In May 2011, it had reached its all-time high of 2,228.98 points. On the other hand, in June 1998, the KOSPI 200 had reached its all-time low of 31.96 points; and in April 2007, it had reached its all-time high of 100 points.

When the Asian economy was recovering from the financial crisis that had started in Thailand, the KOSPI had recorded its largest one-day gain of 8.50% in June 1998. Meanwhile, after the 9/11 tragedy that had shaken the global economy, the KOSPI had recorded its largest one-day decline of 12.02% in September 2001.

By 2019, Asia is highly expected to account for 26% of the global financial wealth, demonstrating a 2% representation growth in just five years. The best way to bank on that fast-paced growth is to invest on stocks listed on the Stock Market Division of the KRX. Investors which work with Lichem hope to find the best quality there.

More notable recent Lichem (KOSDAQ:131100) news were published by: Reuters.com which released: “Exax to buy land and buildings from Lichem for 6.5 bln won” on November 29, 2017, also Reuters.com with their article: “Lichem raises 1 bln won in rights issue” published on October 13, 2017, Reuters.com published: “Lichem to raise 1 bln won in public offering” on September 27, 2017. More interesting news about Lichem (KOSDAQ:131100) were released by: Reuters.com and their article: “Lichem raises 2.17 bln won in private placement” published on September 27, 2017 as well as Reuters.com‘s news article titled: “Lichem issues 11th series convertible bonds worth 6.36 bln won” with publication date: August 17, 2017.

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