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.

Several price targets were given for KEP by the analysts covering the stock. The maximum price target given was 26.93, which equates to a potential upside of 34.52 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 19.98, implying potential capital losses 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.

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. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -6.38 percent. 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. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of KEP's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -2.33 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. KEP has a PEG ratio of -2.16.

In the last 52-weeks, KEP has achieved a high of 28.37 and a low of 17.36. Currently the stock is 15.32 percent higher than its low, and 29.43 percent below the high. KEP has a P/E 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.