News coverage about Korea Electric Power Corporation (NYSE:KEP) has trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Korea Electric Power Corporation earned a daily sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the utilities provider an impact score of 45.6032011146419 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Shares of Korea Electric Power Corporation (NYSE KEP) traded up 0.58% during trading on Tuesday, reaching $19.16. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 183,431 shares. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $19.14 and its 200-day moving average price is $19.15. Korea Electric Power Corporation has a 52-week low of $17.36 and a 52-week high of $27.12. The stock has a market cap of $24.60 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 6.30 and a beta of 0.53.

Several research firms have recently weighed in on KEP. BidaskClub upgraded Korea Electric Power Corporation from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, July 24th. HSBC Holdings plc upgraded Korea Electric Power Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, July 31st. Credit Suisse Group AG cut Korea Electric Power Corporation from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 10th. Morgan Stanley upgraded Korea Electric Power Corporation from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a report on Monday, July 10th. Finally, Bank of America Corporation upgraded Korea Electric Power Corporation from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 5th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Korea Electric Power Corporation presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $25.00.

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About Korea Electric Power Corporation

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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