Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect KB Financial Group (KB) Share Price

News headlines about KB Financial Group (NYSE:KB) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing 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. KB Financial Group earned a coverage optimism score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the bank an impact score of 46.8615957385369 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

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

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Shares of NYSE KB opened at $54.44 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $21,830.60, a PE ratio of 8.45 and a beta of 1.32. The company has a quick ratio of 1.61, a current ratio of 1.61 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.17. KB Financial Group has a 52 week low of $41.10 and a 52 week high of $63.96.

KB has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of KB Financial Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. ValuEngine cut shares of KB Financial Group from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $62.00.

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About KB Financial Group

KB Financial Group Inc, a financial holding company, provides various banking and related financial services to individuals and corporations in South Korea and internationally. It operates through six segments: Retail Banking Operations, Corporate Banking Operations, Other Banking Operations, Credit Card Operations, Investment and Securities Operations, and Life Insurance Operations.

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