Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect KB Financial Group (KB) Stock Price

News stories about KB Financial Group (NYSE:KB) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. KB Financial Group earned a daily sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the bank an impact score of 47.0352551503254 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

KB Financial Group traded down $1.57, reaching $52.84, during trading hours on Tuesday, according to Marketbeat.com. 154,200 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 139,186. KB Financial Group has a 1 year low of $52.89 and a 1 year high of $53.28. The company has a quick ratio of 1.61, a current ratio of 1.61 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.17. The company has a market capitalization of $21.94 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.11 and a beta of 1.33.

KB Financial Group (NYSE:KB) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, March 5th. The bank reported $1.21 EPS for the quarter. The firm had revenue of $2.71 billion for the quarter. KB Financial Group had a return on equity of 9.78% and a net margin of 22.77%. equities analysts expect that KB Financial Group will post 8.28 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on KB shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded KB Financial Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $70.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Thursday, January 18th. ValuEngine downgraded KB Financial Group from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. KB Financial Group presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $62.00.

About KB Financial Group

KB Financial Group Inc, a financial holding company, provides a range of banking and related financial services to consumers and corporations in South Korea and internationally. It operates through Corporate Banking, Retail Banking, Other Banking Services, Securities Business, Non-life Insurance Business, Credit Card Business, and Life Insurance Business segments.

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