Korea Electric Power Co. (NYSE:KEP) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the seven ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have assigned a hold recommendation and two have issued a buy recommendation on the company.

KEP has been the subject of several analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised Korea Electric Power from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 16th. Daiwa Capital Markets raised Korea Electric Power from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 13th. Finally, Morgan Stanley raised Korea Electric Power from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research note on Thursday.

KEP opened at $13.75 on Wednesday. Korea Electric Power has a 12 month low of $10.52 and a 12 month high of $18.34. The firm has a market cap of $17.45 billion, a P/E ratio of 14.47 and a beta of 0.54. The company has a quick ratio of 0.53, a current ratio of 0.78 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.69.

Korea Electric Power (NYSE:KEP) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, September 11th. The utilities provider reported ($0.67) EPS for the quarter. Korea Electric Power had a return on equity of 0.43% and a net margin of 0.67%. The company had revenue of $12 billion for the quarter. As a group, research analysts forecast that Korea Electric Power will post -0.68 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in KEP. Lansdowne Partners UK LLP purchased a new stake in Korea Electric Power during the 2nd quarter worth about $15,673,000. LMR Partners LLP purchased a new stake in Korea Electric Power during the 2nd quarter worth about $10,321,000. Morgan Stanley lifted its holdings in Korea Electric Power by 12.3% during the 3rd quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 2,182,733 shares of the utilities provider’s stock worth $28,747,000 after buying an additional 238,395 shares during the last quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted its holdings in Korea Electric Power by 91.5% during the 3rd quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 386,748 shares of the utilities provider’s stock worth $5,093,000 after buying an additional 184,757 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Moody National Bank Trust Division purchased a new stake in Korea Electric Power during the 3rd quarter worth about $409,000. 4.03% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Korea Electric Power Company Profile

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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