Positive Press Coverage Extremely Likely to Impact Korea Electric Power (KEP) Share Price

Media stories about Korea Electric Power (NYSE:KEP) have been trending positive this week, Alpha One Sentiment Analysis reports. Alpha One, a division of Accern, ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Alpha One ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Korea Electric Power earned a news sentiment score of 0.27 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also assigned news stories about the utilities provider an impact score of 100 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

A number of analysts recently commented on KEP shares. Citigroup Inc upgraded Korea Electric Power from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, March 20th. HSBC Holdings plc lowered Korea Electric Power from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 7th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Korea Electric Power from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, January 20th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group AG lowered Korea Electric Power from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 10th. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $25.00.

Korea Electric Power (NYSE:KEP) opened at 19.13 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $24.57 billion, a PE ratio of 4.82 and a beta of 0.46. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $19.59 and a 200 day moving average price of $19.26. Korea Electric Power has a 12 month low of $17.36 and a 12 month high of $28.37.

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Korea Electric Power Company Profile

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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