Media stories about KB Financial Group (NYSE:KB) have trended positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. KB Financial Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the bank an impact score of 45.8423832088773 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Several research firms have recently weighed in on KB. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of KB Financial Group from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $58.00 price target for the company in a research note on Friday, July 21st. J P Morgan Chase & Co began coverage on shares of KB Financial Group in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. They issued an “overweight” rating for the company. Finally, BidaskClub cut shares of KB Financial Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 22nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $58.00.

KB Financial Group (NYSE KB) traded up 0.52% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $50.60. 169,498 shares of the stock traded hands. The company has a market cap of $20.07 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.82 and a beta of 1.20. KB Financial Group has a 12-month low of $32.82 and a 12-month high of $54.36. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $51.23 and its 200-day moving average is $46.37.

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About KB Financial Group

KB Financial Group Inc is a financial holding company in Korea. The Company’s operations include Kookmin Bank, a commercial bank in Korea. The Company operates through six business segments: retail banking operations, corporate banking operations, other banking operations, credit card operations, investment and securities operations, and life insurance operations.

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