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, which equates to a potential upside of 34.52 percent. The lowest price target was 19.98, implying a possible loss of -0.2 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. That number becomes 0 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. 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 have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. 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. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. 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. 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.