Korea Electric Power Corporation (NYSE:KEP) Receiving Favorable Media Coverage, Report Finds

News articles about Korea Electric Power Corporation (NYSE:KEP) have trended positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Korea Electric Power Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.37 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the utilities provider an impact score of 0 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

A number of equities analysts recently commented on the stock. BidaskClub raised shares of Korea Electric Power Corporation from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, July 24th. Morgan Stanley raised shares of Korea Electric Power Corporation from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research report on Monday, July 10th. Bank of America Corporation raised shares of Korea Electric Power Corporation from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 5th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group cut shares of Korea Electric Power Corporation from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 10th. One equities research 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. Korea Electric Power Corporation has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $25.00.

Korea Electric Power Corporation (NYSE:KEP) traded down 1.77% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $20.02. 317,758 shares of the stock traded hands. Korea Electric Power Corporation has a 12-month low of $17.36 and a 12-month high of $28.37. The firm has a market cap of $25.70 billion, a P/E ratio of 4.99 and a beta of 0.51. The company’s 50-day moving average is $18.96 and its 200 day moving average is $19.05.

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About Korea Electric Power Corporation

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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