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Target prices for major firms cut on slump

All News 14:26 December 18, 2019

SEOUL, Dec. 18 (Yonhap) -- Brokerage houses trimmed their target prices for a bunch of South Korean listed firms as their performances are likely to continue to sag largely on intensifying market competition and an extended slump in exports, industry tracker data showed on Wednesday.

As of Monday, the average target prices for 174 firms, or about 66.4 percent out of the 262 listed firms, were revised down compared to a year ago, according to financial data provider FnGuide.

The data is based on those firms who are evaluated by more than three brokerage houses.

A target price of a company usually represents its maximum stock price in the next 3-6 months with respect to its projected earnings.

By industry sector, cosmetics, insurance and low-cost carriers saw the largest dip in target prices.

South Korea's exports slipped 14.3 percent in November from a year earlier to extend their slump to a 12th consecutive month. Imports fell 13 percent over the period, down for the seventh consecutive month.

The month marked the longest drop since the 19-month consecutive decrease seen from January 2015 to July 2016.

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