Headlines about KB Financial Group (NYSE:KB) have trended positive recently, according to Alpha One Sentiment Analysis. The research firm, a service of Accern, identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Alpha One ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. KB Financial Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.30 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also assigned headlines about the company an impact score of 0 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
Shares of KB Financial Group (NYSE:KB) traded up 2.50% during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $42.30. 87,245 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The company has a 50-day moving average of $43.16 and a 200-day moving average of $38.64. KB Financial Group has a 52 week low of $26.45 and a 52 week high of $46.04. The firm has a market cap of $16.85 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 8.50 and a beta of 1.20.
A number of brokerages have issued reports on KB. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of KB Financial Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 20th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised shares of KB Financial Group from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research note on Monday, February 13th. Finally, Morgan Stanley raised shares of KB Financial Group from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 23rd. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $42.00.
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About KB Financial Group
KB Financial Group Inc is a financial holding company in Korea. The Company’s operations include Kookmin Bank, a commercial bank in Korea. The Company operates through six business segments: retail banking operations, corporate banking operations, other banking operations, credit card operations, investment and securities operations, and life insurance operations.
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