News coverage about Korea Electric Power (NYSE:KEP) has been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty 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. Korea Electric Power earned a news sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the utilities provider an impact score of 44.9418616097556 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.
A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on the stock. Macquarie downgraded shares of Korea Electric Power from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Goldman Sachs upgraded shares of Korea Electric Power from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, February 23rd. HSBC downgraded shares of Korea Electric Power from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 13th. Finally, Daiwa Capital Markets downgraded shares of Korea Electric Power from an “outperform” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 21st. Nine research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold”.
KEP traded up $0.42 during trading on Tuesday, reaching $16.19. 264,501 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 545,358. Korea Electric Power has a fifty-two week low of $14.12 and a fifty-two week high of $20.38. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.63, a current ratio of 0.82 and a quick ratio of 0.56. The company has a market capitalization of $20,696.92, a P/E ratio of 8.48, a P/E/G ratio of 1.39 and a beta of 0.48.
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Korea Electric Power Company Profile
Korea Electric Power Corporation, an integrated electric utility company, generates, transmits, and distributes electricity in Korea and internationally. The company operates through Transmission and Distribution, Nuclear Power Generation, Thermal Power Generation, and Others segments. It generates power from nuclear, coal, oil, liquefied natural gas, internal combustion, hydro, wind, solar, and biomass sources.
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