Media stories about Korea Electric Power (NYSE:KEP) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Korea Electric Power earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 45.0154592236636 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
Several research firms have recently issued reports on KEP. Morgan Stanley lowered Korea Electric Power from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. Instinet lowered Korea Electric Power from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, September 18th. Nomura reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Korea Electric Power in a research note on Monday, September 18th. Goldman Sachs Group lowered Korea Electric Power from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. Finally, BidaskClub raised Korea Electric Power from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 19th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. Korea Electric Power presently has an average rating of “Hold”.
Korea Electric Power (KEP) opened at $17.45 on Tuesday. Korea Electric Power has a fifty-two week low of $16.51 and a fifty-two week high of $21.59. The stock has a market capitalization of $22,558.61, a price-to-earnings 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.
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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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