The stock of Korea Electric Power Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:KEP) gapped down by $0.27 today and has $22.92 target or 6.00% below today’s $24.38 share price. The 9 months technical chart setup indicates high risk for the $30.48B company. The gap down was reported on Oct, 1 by Barchart.com. If the $22.92 price target is reached, the company will be worth $1.83 billion less.
Gaps down are helpful for identifying a resistance level and to could also be used as a tradeable event. If traders are short the stock and it experiece gap down, then its usually advisable to hold the short for a bigger down move. Back-tests of such patterns show that two-thirds of the these patterns the stock performance worsens after the gap. The area gaps close 91% of the time, the breakaway gaps 1%, the continuation gaps 9% and the exhaustion gaps 64%. The stock decreased 3.18% or $0.8 on September 30, hitting $24.38. About 947,370 shares traded hands or 154.97% up from the average. Korea Electric Power Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:KEP) has risen 3.57% since February 29, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.86% the S&P500.
Korea Electric Power Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:KEP) Ratings Coverage
Out of 2 analysts covering Korea Electric Power (NYSE:KEP), 0 rate it a “Buy”, 1 “Sell”, while 1 “Hold”. This means 0 are positive. Korea Electric Power has been the topic of 3 analyst reports since August 26, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The firm has “Underperform” rating by Bank of America given on Monday, March 7. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Tuesday, June 21 by Morgan Stanley. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Wednesday, August 26 by Zacks.
According to Zacks Investment Research, “Korea Electric Power Corporation generates and supplies electric power to its customers, both industrial and residential. The Korean government owns the majority of the company.”
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KEP Company Profile
Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), incorporated on July 1, 1961, is an integrated electric utility firm engaged in the transmission and distribution of electricity in Korea. Through its approximately six wholly owned generation subsidiaries, the Company also generates the electricity in Korea. The Company’s divisions include transmission and distribution, nuclear power generation and thermal power generation and all others. The transmission and distribution segment, which is operated by KEPCO, the parent company, consists of activities related to the transmission, distribution and sale to end-users of electricity purchased from its generation subsidiaries, as well as from independent power producers. The power generation segment, which is operated by the Company’s one nuclear generation subsidiary and approximately five thermal generation subsidiaries, consists of activities related to the generation of electricity sold to KEPCO through the Korea Power Exchange. The transmission and distribution segment, and the power generation segment together represent the Company’s electricity business. The remainder of its operation is categorized as all others. The all other segment consists primarily of activities related to the plant maintenance and engineering service, information services, and sales of nuclear fuel, communication line leasing, overseas businesses and others.
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