Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Korea Electric Power Corporation (NYSE:KEP) Share Price

News articles about Korea Electric Power Corporation (NYSE:KEP) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog 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 Corporation earned a news impact score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 45.3951202328105 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

KEP has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Credit Suisse Group lowered shares of Korea Electric Power Corporation from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 10th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Korea Electric Power Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Thursday, June 22nd. Bank of America Corporation upgraded shares of Korea Electric Power Corporation from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 5th. Morgan Stanley upgraded shares of Korea Electric Power Corporation from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a report on Monday, July 10th. Finally, HSBC Holdings plc upgraded shares of Korea Electric Power Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, July 31st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. Korea Electric Power Corporation presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $25.00.

Korea Electric Power Corporation (NYSE:KEP) opened at 19.30 on Thursday. Korea Electric Power Corporation has a 12-month low of $17.36 and a 12-month high of $28.37. The company’s 50 day moving average is $19.01 and its 200 day moving average is $19.09. The firm has a market cap of $24.78 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 4.81 and a beta of 0.53.

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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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