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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for KEP. The maximum price target given was 26.93, implying a possible profit of 34.52 percent. The lowest price target was 19.98, implying potential capital losses of -0.2 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days 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.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of KEP to grow at a rate of -2.33 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of KEP is -2.16.

KEP has traded between a high of 28.37 and a low of 17.36 over the past year. Currently the stock is 15.32 percent higher than its low, and 29.43 percent below the high. 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 market cap of KEP is $26.07 billion. KEP's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.