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Monday, May 14, 2012

Potential Takeover Candidate? (NYSE: KEP)

Shares of KEP fell by 2.01% or $-0.2/share to $9.76. NYSE is trading at a price to book ratio of 0.27. This indicates that the value of the company's underlying assets exceeds today's market price. The PEG is 0.11 suggesting that the shares are trading at an excellent value relative to firm's growth rate. The price to sales ratio came in at 0.33. Hence, the firm is extremely cheap relative to its top line sales figures. On average, 536716 shares of KEP exchange hands on a given day and today's volume is recorded at 825831. These financial metrics combined make this company seem undervalued. Value investors may have an eye on this one, especially if the stock gets cheaper.

Korea Electric Power Corporation is a Korea-based company engaged in the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity and development of electric power resources in the Republic of Korea.