[서울=뉴스핌] Reporter Se-won Kim = The Korea Securities Depository announced on the 31st that the stocks of 48 companies, including Meritz Securities, will be released from mandatory holdings next month. This is an increase of 7.3% from the previous month and 216.3% from the same period last year.
By market, the obligatory holdings of 16.39 million shares (8 companies) in the securities market and 21.27 million shares (40 companies) in the KOSDAQ market will be lifted.
The top three companies in the number of shares released from mandatory holdings were JR Global Consignment Management Real Estate Investment Company (68.60 million shares), Meritz Securities (58.65 million shares), and Kukjeon Pharmaceutical (3.42 million shares).
The top three companies in the ratio of canceled quantity to issued quantity were Kukjeon Pharmaceutical (88.3%), KSP (69.1%), and Myungshin Industry (58.5%).
On the other hand, mandatory holding refers to a measure to limit the sale of shares by large shareholders for a certain period to protect small investors.