Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Korea Electric Power (NYSE:KEP) Share Price
News headlines about Korea Electric Power (NYSE:KEP) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Korea Electric Power earned a coverage optimism score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 45.2343951028274 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
Separately, Morgan Stanley cut shares of Korea Electric Power from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold”.
Shares of Korea Electric Power (NYSE KEP) traded down $0.05 during trading hours on Monday, reaching $16.76. 100,525 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 316,194. Korea Electric Power has a 12-month low of $16.17 and a 12-month high of $21.59. The company has a current ratio of 0.92, a quick ratio of 0.63 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.63. The company has a market cap of $21,582.83, a price-to-earnings ratio of 5.49, a P/E/G ratio of 0.78 and a beta of 0.51.
About Korea Electric Power
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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