Media coverage about Korea Electric Power (NYSE:KEP) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. 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 news sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the utilities provider an impact score of 45.2322724381152 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Morgan Stanley lowered Korea Electric Power from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. Goldman Sachs Group downgraded Korea Electric Power from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 26th. Instinet downgraded Korea Electric Power from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, September 18th. Finally, Nomura reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Korea Electric Power in a report on Monday, September 18th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Korea Electric Power has a consensus rating of “Hold”.

Shares of Korea Electric Power (NYSE KEP) traded down $0.07 during trading on Wednesday, reaching $17.32. The company had a trading volume of 221,482 shares, compared to its average volume of 259,443. Korea Electric Power has a 1-year low of $16.51 and a 1-year high of $21.59. The company has a market capitalization of $22,320.00, a P/E ratio of 8.02, a P/E/G ratio of 0.82 and a beta of 0.50. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.63, a current ratio of 0.92 and a quick ratio of 0.63.

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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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