SEOUL, April 5 South Korean shares fell on
Friday, extending losses as Samsung Electronics slid
in early trading after announcing first-quarter operating
profits, while auto shares tumbled for the second session after
a U.S. recall By Hyundai.
Shares in Samsung Electronics lost 0.3 percent as the
company's estimated January-March operating profit of 8.7
trillion won ($7.74 billion) exceeded forecasts but didn't beat
market consensus by a large margin.
Hyundai Motor fell 1.9 percent, extending losses
after the automaker slid 5.1 percent in the previous session.
The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) was
down 0.6 percent at 1,947.59 points at 0006 GMT.
(Reporting by Joyce Lee; Editing by Paul Tait)