Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Korea Electric Power (KEP) Share Price

News coverage about Korea Electric Power (NYSE:KEP) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. 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 earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the utilities provider an impact score of 45.6793770068926 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

KEP has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Goldman Sachs upgraded Korea Electric Power from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, February 23rd. Daiwa Capital Markets cut Korea Electric Power from an “outperform” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 21st. Macquarie cut Korea Electric Power from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Finally, HSBC cut Korea Electric Power from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 13th. Nine equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold”.

KEP stock traded down $0.08 during trading on Wednesday, hitting $16.48. The company had a trading volume of 365,041 shares, compared to its average volume of 544,200. Korea Electric Power has a one year low of $14.12 and a one year high of $20.48. The stock has a market capitalization of $19,952.24, a PE ratio of 3.49, a PEG ratio of 1.02 and a beta of 0.49. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.63, a current ratio of 0.82 and a quick ratio of 0.56.

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Korea Electric Power Company Profile

Korea Electric Power Corporation, an integrated electric utility company, generates, transmits, and distributes electricity in Korea and internationally. The company operates through Transmission and Distribution, Nuclear Power Generation, Thermal Power Generation, and Others segments. It generates power from nuclear, coal, oil, liquefied natural gas, internal combustion, hydro, wind, solar, and biomass sources.

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