Media stories about Korea Electric Power Corporation (NYSE:KEP) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Korea Electric Power Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the utilities provider an impact score of 45.6032011146419 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Several brokerages have issued reports on KEP. BidaskClub raised shares of Korea Electric Power Corporation from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, July 24th. HSBC Holdings plc raised shares of Korea Electric Power Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, July 31st. Credit Suisse Group AG lowered shares of Korea Electric Power Corporation from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 10th. Morgan Stanley raised shares of Korea Electric Power Corporation from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a report on Monday, July 10th. Finally, Bank of America Corporation raised shares of Korea Electric Power Corporation from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 5th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Korea Electric Power Corporation currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $25.00.

Shares of Korea Electric Power Corporation (NYSE:KEP) traded up 0.58% during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $19.16. 183,431 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $19.14 and a 200-day moving average of $19.15. The stock has a market cap of $24.60 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 6.30 and a beta of 0.53. Korea Electric Power Corporation has a 52-week low of $17.36 and a 52-week high of $27.12.

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Korea Electric Power Corporation 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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