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How to buy Korea Electric Power Corporation stock | $10.74

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Korea Electric Power Corporation is an utilities-regulated electric business based in the US. Korea Electric Power Corporation shares (KEP) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Korea Electric Power Corporation employs 22,808 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of USD$15.6 billion.

How to buy shares in Korea Electric Power Corporation

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Korea Electric Power Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: KEP. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Korea Electric Power Corporation reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$10.74, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Korea Electric Power Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Korea Electric Power Corporation. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Korea Electric Power Corporation share price

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Korea Electric Power Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$10.74
52-week rangeUSD$6.28 - USD$12.62
50-day moving average USD$10.3085
200-day moving average USD$8.9549
Wall St. target priceUSD$16.8
PE ratio 149.8405
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-1.326

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Is it a good time to buy Korea Electric Power Corporation stock?

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Korea Electric Power Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $10.74 from 2020-12-11

1 week (2021-01-11) -9.75%
1 month (2020-12-18) -15.76%
3 months (2020-10-16) 16.23%
6 months (2020-07-17) 32.92%
1 year (2020-01-17) -6.45%
2 years (2019-01-18) -28.92%
3 years (2018-01-18) 16.69
5 years (2016-01-15) 20.82

Is Korea Electric Power Corporation under- or over-valued?

Valuing Korea Electric Power Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Korea Electric Power Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Korea Electric Power Corporation's P/E ratio

Korea Electric Power Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 150x. In other words, Korea Electric Power Corporation shares trade at around 150x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Korea Electric Power Corporation financials

Gross profit TTM USD$1,291.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 0.49%
Return on equity TTM 0.25%
Profit margin 0.16%
Book value $49.1225
Market capitalisation USD$15.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Korea Electric Power Corporation shares

There are currently 212,904 Korea Electric Power Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Korea Electric Power Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 2.6% up from 207,580 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Korea Electric Power Corporation shares can be evaluated.

Korea Electric Power Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Korea Electric Power Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Korea Electric Power Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Korea Electric Power Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 103351.45631068). Korea Electric Power Corporation's SIR currently stands at 2.06. In other words for every 100,000 Korea Electric Power Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2060 shares are currently held short.

However Korea Electric Power Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Korea Electric Power Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Korea Electric Power Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Korea Electric Power Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Korea Electric Power Corporation shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Korea Electric Power Corporation shares, roughly 0 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Korea Electric Power Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Korea Electric Power Corporation stock.

Korea Electric Power Corporation share dividends

We're not expecting Korea Electric Power Corporation to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Korea Electric Power Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Korea Electric Power Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $6.28 up to $12.62. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

KEP.US volatility(beta: 0.53)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Korea Electric Power Corporation's is 0.5282. This would suggest that Korea Electric Power Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Korea Electric Power Corporation overview

Korea Electric Power Corporation, an integrated electric utility company, generates, transmits, and distributes electricity in South Korea and internationally. The company operates through Transmission and Distribution, Electric Power Generation (Nuclear), Electric Power Generation (Non-nuclear), Plant Maintenance & Engineering Service, and Others segments. It generates power from nuclear, coal, oil, liquefied natural gas, internal combustion, combined-cycle, integrated gasification combined cycle, hydro, wind, solar, fuel cell, biogas, and other sources. As of December 31, 2019, the company had a total of 671 generation units, including nuclear, thermal, hydroelectric, and internal combustion units with an installed generation capacity of 83,672 megawatts. Its transmission system consisted of 34,440 circuit kilometers of lines of 765 kilovolts and others, including high-voltage direct current lines, as well as 864 substations with an installed transformer capacity of 326,329 megavolt-amperes; and distribution system included 125,067 megavolt-amperes of transformer capacity and 9,641,891 units of support with a total line length of 504,402 circuit kilometers. The company provides electricity to residential, commercial, educational, industrial, agricultural, street lighting, and overnight power usage. It also offers utility plant maintenance and architectural engineering, information, communication line leasing, resources development, and fly ashes recycling services, as well as sells nuclear fuel. Korea Electric Power Corporation was founded in 1961 and is headquartered in Naju, South Korea.

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