Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Korea Electric Power (KEP) Share Price

Press coverage about Korea Electric Power (NYSE:KEP) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Korea Electric Power earned a news impact score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the utilities provider an impact score of 45.2226991954566 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Shares of Korea Electric Power (KEP) traded down $0.10 during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $17.62. 195,384 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 537,761. The stock has a market cap of $22,830.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 5.70, a P/E/G ratio of 1.19 and a beta of 0.49. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.64, a quick ratio of 0.53 and a current ratio of 0.77. Korea Electric Power has a 52 week low of $16.51 and a 52 week high of $21.59.

KEP has been the topic of several research reports. Morgan Stanley cut Korea Electric Power from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. BidaskClub raised Korea Electric Power from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 19th. Instinet cut Korea Electric Power from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday, September 18th. Nomura reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Korea Electric Power in a research report on Monday, September 18th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group cut Korea Electric Power from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 26th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. Korea Electric Power presently has an average rating of “Hold”.

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About Korea Electric Power

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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