Media coverage about Korea Electric Power (NYSE:KEP) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Korea Electric Power earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.0235393328339 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Shares of Korea Electric Power (KEP) opened at $16.21 on Thursday. The stock has a market capitalization of $20,773.96, a PE ratio of 5.30, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.75 and a beta of 0.37. The company has a current ratio of 0.92, a quick ratio of 0.63 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.63. Korea Electric Power has a fifty-two week low of $16.00 and a fifty-two week high of $21.59.

KEP has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Morgan Stanley downgraded Korea Electric Power from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. Macquarie downgraded Korea Electric Power from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Korea Electric Power has a consensus rating of “Hold”.

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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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