KB Financial Group (KB) Earning Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Accern Reports

News coverage about KB Financial Group (NYSE:KB) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. KB Financial Group earned a news sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the bank an impact score of 46.1801831851085 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

KB has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. J P Morgan Chase & Co initiated coverage on KB Financial Group in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. They issued an “overweight” rating for the company. BidaskClub lowered KB Financial Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, July 8th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered KB Financial Group from a “strong-buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, July 14th.

KB Financial Group (NYSE KB) traded up 1.05% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $47.12. The company had a trading volume of 119,598 shares. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $49.52 and a 200-day moving average price of $47.38. The company has a market capitalization of $18.69 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.35 and a beta of 1.21. KB Financial Group has a 52 week low of $33.78 and a 52 week high of $54.36.

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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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