Media stories about Korea Electric Power (NYSE:KEP) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Korea Electric Power earned a media sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.5009449456774 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
Korea Electric Power stock opened at $13.46 on Friday. Korea Electric Power has a 12 month low of $12.80 and a 12 month high of $18.65. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.66, a current ratio of 0.80 and a quick ratio of 0.56. The company has a market cap of $17.49 billion, a PE ratio of 14.17, a P/E/G ratio of 2.57 and a beta of 0.43.
Korea Electric Power (NYSE:KEP) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, June 12th. The utilities provider reported ($0.20) EPS for the quarter. Korea Electric Power had a return on equity of 2.24% and a net margin of 3.56%. The company had revenue of $14.61 billion for the quarter. sell-side analysts anticipate that Korea Electric Power will post 1.06 EPS for the current fiscal year.
Separately, ValuEngine cut Korea Electric Power from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, June 2nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and seven have given a hold rating to the company. Korea Electric Power presently has a consensus rating of “Hold”.
About Korea Electric Power
Korea Electric Power Corporation, an integrated electric utility company, generates, transmits, and distributes electricity in Korea and internationally. The company operates through Transmission and Distribution, Electric Power Generation (Nuclear), Electric Power Generation (Non-nuclear), Plant Maintenance & Engineering Service, and Others segments.
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