Analyst Ratings for Korea Electric Power Corp. ADR (KEP)

Updated: 2017-07-29

Shares of Korea Electric Power Corp. ADR (NYSE:KEP) have received a consensus rating of Overweight from Wall Street analysts. About 30 days ago, KEP was issued an average rating of Overweight.

A buy rating was issued by 13 analysts, 8 gave an overweight rating, 6 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 1 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for KEP. The highest price target was 26.93, implying a possible profit of 34.52 percent. The lowest price target was 19.98, which equates to a potential downside of -0.2 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 0 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -6.38 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -19.12 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of KEP's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -2.33 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. KEP has a PEG ratio of -2.16.

KEP has a 52-week high of 28.37 and a 52-week low of 17.36. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 15.32 percent, and below the high by 29.43 percent. KEP has a price/earnings ratio of 5.04. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The KEP value stock report compares KEP to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $26.07 billion. KEP is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.