Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEP) Getting Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Report Finds

Media coverage about Korea Electric Power Corporation (NYSE:KEP) has been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Korea Electric Power Corporation earned a news impact score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the utilities provider an impact score of 45.4743921448691 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Several equities research analysts have weighed in on the stock. Morgan Stanley lowered shares of Korea Electric Power Corporation from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. Nomura reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Korea Electric Power Corporation in a report on Monday, September 18th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Korea Electric Power Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, August 19th. Instinet lowered shares of Korea Electric Power Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, September 18th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) lowered shares of Korea Electric Power Corporation from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 26th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold”.

Shares of Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEP) traded down $0.14 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $17.17. 216,300 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 555,489. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.64, a current ratio of 0.77 and a quick ratio of 0.53. Korea Electric Power Corporation has a 52 week low of $16.51 and a 52 week high of $21.59. The company has a market capitalization of $21,930.00, a P/E ratio of 4.43, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.18 and a beta of 0.51.

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Korea Electric Power Corporation Company Profile

Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) is an integrated electric utility company engaged in the transmission and distribution of electricity in the Republic of Korea. Its segments include transmission and distribution, nuclear power generation and thermal power generation and all others . The transmission and distribution segment, which is operated by KEPCO, comprise operations related to the transmission, distribution and sale to end-users of electricity.

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