Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Korea Electric Power (KEP) Share Price
Headlines about Korea Electric Power (NYSE:KEP) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Korea Electric Power earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 45.1717835293927 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- ETFs with exposure to Korea Electric Power Corp. : December 13, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEP) Given Consensus Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)
- Korean reactors in UK (m.koreatimes.co.kr)
- Kepco beats CGN to become preferred bidder for NuGen – Financial Times (ft.com)
- Contrasting Korea Electric Power (KEP) & Dominion Energy (D) (americanbankingnews.com)
A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. BidaskClub raised Korea Electric Power from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 19th. Goldman Sachs Group cut Korea Electric Power from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. Nomura reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Korea Electric Power in a research note on Monday, September 18th. Instinet cut Korea Electric Power from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, September 18th. Finally, Morgan Stanley cut Korea Electric Power from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold”.
Shares of Korea Electric Power (KEP) traded up $0.25 during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $17.74. The stock had a trading volume of 237,892 shares, compared to its average volume of 534,215. Korea Electric Power has a twelve month low of $16.51 and a twelve month high of $21.59. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.64, a current ratio of 0.77 and a quick ratio of 0.53. The firm has a market capitalization of $22,571.45, a PE ratio of 5.75, a PEG ratio of 1.20 and a beta of 0.50.
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Korea Electric Power 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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