Media headlines about Korea Electric Power (NYSE:KEP) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. 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 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the utilities provider an impact score of 45.6075133472955 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- Silchester International Investors Llp Increased Its Korea Electric … – NMSU Hеrаld (nmsuherald.com)
- US: Recurrent Energy sells 235 MW-AC of solar power assets to Korean utility (pv-magazine.com)
- Does Korea have too many power plants? (koreatimes.co.kr)
- Analysis: Positioning to Benefit within CSS Industries, Korea Electric Power, ARMOUR Residential REIT, Advantage Oil & Gas, Shinhan Financial Group, and Woori Bank — Research Highlights Growth, Revenue, and Consolidated Results (finance.yahoo.com)
KEP has been the subject of several recent research reports. Macquarie downgraded Korea Electric Power from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. HSBC downgraded Korea Electric Power from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 13th. Finally, Goldman Sachs raised Korea Electric Power from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, February 23rd. Eight analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold”.
Korea Electric Power (NYSE:KEP) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, December 18th. The utilities provider reported $1.05 EPS for the quarter. Korea Electric Power had a return on equity of 4.14% and a net margin of 5.15%. The firm had revenue of $14.57 billion during the quarter. research analysts predict that Korea Electric Power will post 0.98 EPS for the current fiscal year.
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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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