Korea Electric Power (KEP) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Study Shows
Headlines about Korea Electric Power (NYSE:KEP) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Korea Electric Power earned a media sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the utilities provider an impact score of 44.9193828248136 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:
- Dated new North Korean cars stuck in the past revealed – boasting air con, electric windows and a top speed of 111mph (thesun.co.uk)
- Head of S. Korea’s nuclear operator to quit amid anti-nuclear policy (english.yonhapnews.co.kr)
- Hyundai’s 2019 NEXO Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Named Digital Trends Top Tech of CES 2018 (prnewswire.com)
- Enec showcases role of nuclear energy at WFES (tradearabia.com)
- Stocks That Fell to 3-Year Lows in the Week of Jan. 12 – GuruFocus.com (gurufocus.com)
Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Goldman Sachs Group cut shares of Korea Electric Power from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. Morgan Stanley lowered shares of Korea Electric Power from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold”.
Korea Electric Power (KEP) traded down $0.42 during trading hours on Thursday, reaching $16.69. 405,611 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 298,733. Korea Electric Power has a 52-week low of $16.51 and a 52-week high of $21.59. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.63, a current ratio of 0.92 and a quick ratio of 0.63. The firm has a market capitalization of $21,370.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.73, a PEG ratio of 0.80 and a beta of 0.50.
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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