News articles about Korea Electric Power Corporation (NYSE:KEP) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Korea Electric Power Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 45.3065804654711 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Shares of Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEP) traded up $0.06 during trading on Thursday, reaching $17.20. The company had a trading volume of 233,600 shares, compared to its average volume of 545,698. The firm has a market cap of $22,006.53, a P/E ratio of 4.38, a PEG ratio of 1.17 and a beta of 0.51. Korea Electric Power Corporation has a twelve month low of $16.51 and a twelve month high of $21.59. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.64, a current ratio of 0.77 and a quick ratio of 0.53.

KEP has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Morgan Stanley downgraded Korea Electric Power Corporation from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. Instinet downgraded Korea Electric Power Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, September 18th. raised Korea Electric Power Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, July 31st. Nomura reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Korea Electric Power Corporation in a research note on Monday, September 18th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) downgraded Korea Electric Power Corporation from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold”.

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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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