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

A number of research analysts have commented on KEP shares. Morgan Stanley cut shares of Korea Electric Power to an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 14th. ValuEngine raised shares of Korea Electric Power from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, May 13th. Daiwa Capital Markets cut shares of Korea Electric Power from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 7th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Korea Electric Power from a “buy” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 25th.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. BlackRock Inc. grew its stake in Korea Electric Power by 1.9% in the 3rd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 489,226 shares of the utilities provider’s stock valued at $6,443,000 after buying an additional 9,211 shares in the last quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. grew its stake in Korea Electric Power by 91.5% in the 3rd quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 386,748 shares of the utilities provider’s stock valued at $5,093,000 after buying an additional 184,757 shares in the last quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA purchased a new position in Korea Electric Power in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $2,624,000. Quantamental Technologies LLC purchased a new position in Korea Electric Power in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $35,000. Finally, Tuttle Tactical Management purchased a new position in Korea Electric Power in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $692,000. 3.95% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

NYSE KEP traded down $0.18 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $10.87. The company had a trading volume of 173,800 shares, compared to its average volume of 359,452. Korea Electric Power has a 1-year low of $10.36 and a 1-year high of $16.27. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.75, a current ratio of 0.90 and a quick ratio of 0.57. The stock has a market capitalization of $14.10 billion, a P/E ratio of -11.69, a PEG ratio of 4.15 and a beta of 0.25.

Korea Electric Power (NYSE:KEP) last posted its earnings results on Monday, March 11th. The utilities provider reported ($0.56) EPS for the quarter. Korea Electric Power had a negative net margin of 2.03% and a negative return on equity of 1.74%. The company had revenue of $13.81 billion during the quarter. As a group, analysts anticipate that Korea Electric Power will post 0.54 EPS for the current year.

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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