KB Financial Group (NYSE:KB) Receiving Somewhat Critical Press Coverage, Analysis Finds

News stories about KB Financial Group (NYSE:KB) have been trending somewhat negative this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern 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 coverage optimism score of -0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the bank an impact score of 45.0995121045479 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

KB has been the topic of several research reports. Bank of America cut KB Financial Group from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $61.00 target price on the stock. in a research report on Thursday, August 30th. Zacks Investment Research raised KB Financial Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday. Finally, ValuEngine cut KB Financial Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 21st.

Shares of NYSE:KB opened at $46.54 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $18.28 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 5.97, a PEG ratio of 1.22 and a beta of 1.24. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.37, a quick ratio of 1.63 and a current ratio of 1.63. KB Financial Group has a 52-week low of $43.32 and a 52-week high of $63.96.

KB Financial Group (NYSE:KB) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, July 19th. The bank reported $2.22 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. The business had revenue of $2.60 billion for the quarter. KB Financial Group had a return on equity of 9.81% and a net margin of 22.13%. equities analysts anticipate that KB Financial Group will post 8.1 EPS for the current year.

About KB Financial Group

KB Financial Group Inc, a financial holding company, provides a range of banking and related financial services to consumers and corporations in South Korea and internationally. It operates through Corporate Banking, Retail Banking, Other Banking Services, Securities Business, Non-life Insurance Business, Credit Card Business, and Life Insurance Business segments.

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