Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its position in Korea Electric Power Corporation (NYSE:KEP) by 7.7% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 982,605 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after buying an additional 69,929 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP’s holdings in Korea Electric Power Corporation were worth $20,367,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in KEP. Sei Investments Co. raised its stake in Korea Electric Power Corporation by 192.2% in the first quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 1,860,545 shares of the utilities provider’s stock worth $38,569,000 after buying an additional 1,223,879 shares during the period. Karp Capital Management Corp acquired a new stake in Korea Electric Power Corporation during the first quarter worth approximately $14,713,000. Thornburg Investment Management Inc. acquired a new stake in Korea Electric Power Corporation during the first quarter worth approximately $13,281,000. Donald Smith & CO. Inc. raised its stake in Korea Electric Power Corporation by 12.9% in the first quarter. Donald Smith & CO. Inc. now owns 4,513,765 shares of the utilities provider’s stock worth $93,570,000 after buying an additional 514,994 shares during the period. Finally, Ameriprise Financial Inc. raised its stake in Korea Electric Power Corporation by 30.0% in the first quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 789,609 shares of the utilities provider’s stock worth $16,367,000 after buying an additional 182,132 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 4.87% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEP) traded up 0.131% on Friday, reaching $19.125. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 147,827 shares. Korea Electric Power Corporation has a 52-week low of $17.36 and a 52-week high of $27.12. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $19.10 and a 200 day moving average of $19.12. The company has a market cap of $24.56 billion, a PE ratio of 6.291 and a beta of 0.53.

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KEP has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Credit Suisse Group lowered Korea Electric Power Corporation from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 10th. BidaskClub lowered Korea Electric Power Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 22nd. Bank of America Corporation upgraded Korea Electric Power Corporation from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 5th. Morgan Stanley upgraded Korea Electric Power Corporation from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research report on Monday, July 10th. Finally, HSBC Holdings plc upgraded Korea Electric Power Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, July 31st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $25.00.

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Korea Electric Power Corporation (NYSE:KEP)

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