Korea Electric Power Corp. (NYSE:KEP) shares traded down 3.5% during trading on Friday . The stock traded as low as $25.63 and last traded at $25.64, with a volume of 276,620 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $26.58.

Several research analysts have recently commented on the company. HSBC lowered Korea Electric Power Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 4th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Korea Electric Power Corp. from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, May 6th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. lowered Korea Electric Power Corp. from a “conviction-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, May 16th. Finally, Morgan Stanley lowered Korea Electric Power Corp. from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 21st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $28.00.

The company has a market capitalization of $33.02 billion and a PE ratio of 2.47. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $26.70 and its 200-day moving average price is $25.36.

An institutional investor recently raised its position in Korea Electric Power Corp. stock. Bank of Montreal Can increased its position in shares of Korea Electric Power Corp. (NYSE:KEP) by 10,332.2% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 62,593 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 61,993 shares during the period. Bank of Montreal Can’s holdings in Korea Electric Power Corp. were worth $1,325,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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 purchased from its generation subsidiaries, as well as from independent power producers.

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