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 most optimistic price target was 26.93, implying a possible profit of 34.52 percent. The most pessimistic 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.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change 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.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, 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. 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. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, 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.

In the trailing 52-weeks, KEP hit 28.37 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 17.36. Today's price is 15.32 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 29.43 percent. 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.