SEOUL Dec 7 South Korea's main KOSPI share
index was up 0.4 percent at 1,956.71 points as of 0026
GMT. The index opened up 0.2 percent.
Stocks on the move on Friday include:
**SK HYNIX **
Shares in chipmaker SK Hynix Inc rose 3.4 percent on market
forecasts of an operating profit in the fourth quarter, up from
a 15.1 billion won third-quarter operating loss.
"SK Hynix is seeing continued high profitability on
increased demand from Chinese smartphone manufacturers for its
multi-chip modules, as well as increased revenue contribution
from mobile D-RAM chips," said Kim Hyung-sik, an analyst at
Taurus Investment & Securities.
Shares in computer antivirus program developer Ahnlab Inc
jumped 7.9 percent in early trade Friday after its largest
shareholder and former independent presidential candidate Ahn
Cheol-soo publicly declared his support for mainstream
opposition candidate Moon Jae-in after market close Thursday.
(Reporting by Joyce Lee; Editing by Kim Coghill)