Media stories about KB Financial Group (NYSE:KB) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. KB Financial Group earned a news impact score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the bank an impact score of 45.8616241608868 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Shares of KB Financial Group (NYSE KB) traded down $0.03 during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $54.72. The company had a trading volume of 77,066 shares, compared to its average volume of 142,492. The stock has a market cap of $23,210.00, a PE ratio of 8.38, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.40 and a beta of 1.18. The company has a current ratio of 1.61, a quick ratio of 1.61 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.14. KB Financial Group has a 52 week low of $34.75 and a 52 week high of $55.55.
Several analysts have weighed in on KB shares. TheStreet cut KB Financial Group from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a report on Monday, November 27th. Zacks Investment Research raised KB Financial Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $60.00 price target on the stock in a report on Saturday, October 28th. BidaskClub cut KB Financial Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, August 11th. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co started coverage on KB Financial Group in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. They issued an “overweight” rating on the stock. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $60.00.
About KB Financial Group
KB Financial Group Inc is a financial holding company in Korea. The Company’s operations include Kookmin Bank, a commercial bank in Korea. The Company operates through six business 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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