Media stories about Korea Electric Power (NYSE:KEP) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Korea Electric Power earned a news sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the utilities provider an impact score of 45.0433719748139 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Shares of Korea Electric Power (KEP) traded up $0.27 during trading hours on Tuesday, reaching $17.72. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 327,123 shares, compared to its average volume of 539,224. The company has a market cap of $22,558.61, a P/E ratio of 5.74, a PEG ratio of 1.20 and a beta of 0.50. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.64, a current ratio of 0.77 and a quick ratio of 0.53. Korea Electric Power has a 52-week low of $16.51 and a 52-week high of $21.59.

A number of research firms recently commented on KEP. Nomura reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Korea Electric Power in a research report on Monday, September 18th. BidaskClub raised Korea Electric Power from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 19th. Instinet lowered Korea Electric Power from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday, September 18th. Morgan Stanley lowered Korea Electric Power from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group lowered Korea Electric Power from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 26th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Korea Electric Power presently has a consensus rating of “Hold”.

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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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