Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Korea Electric Power (KEP) Share Price

Headlines about Korea Electric Power (NYSE:KEP) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Korea Electric Power earned a coverage optimism score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the utilities provider an impact score of 45.2343951028274 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

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

Korea Electric Power (KEP) traded down $0.05 during trading on Friday, hitting $17.55. The stock had a trading volume of 267,545 shares, compared to its average volume of 351,090. Korea Electric Power has a one year low of $16.51 and a one year high of $21.59. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.63, a current ratio of 0.92 and a quick ratio of 0.63. The firm has a market capitalization of $22,440.00, a P/E ratio of 8.09, a P/E/G ratio of 0.82 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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