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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for POSCO (NYSE:PKX)?

The company in question is, POSCO (NYSE:PKX) currently with a stock price of 47.79 (-0.17% today). The market cap for POSCO is 16879.92, and is in the sector Basic Materials, and Steel & Iron industry. The target price for POSCO is 55.8. Currently POSCO is trading with a P/E of *TBA, and a forward P/E of 14.82. Average volume for POSCO is 403.24 and so far today it is 74404.

Performance in the last year for POSCO has been 12.69%. For EPS growth, POSCO has seen a growth of -56.70%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 625.84%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -30.60% over the last five years and could be 25.80% for the next five years. POSCO has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -23.80%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 6.20%. The 20-day simple moving average is 6.51%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 14.17%.

Since the IPO date for POSCO on the 10/14/1994, POSCO has seen performance year to date to be 35.38%. With POSCO trading at 47.79, the dividend yield is 5.43%, and the EPS is -0.62.

So could POSCO, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is *TBA. The PEG is *TBA, P/S is 0.31 and the P/B is at 0.43. The P/cash is 2.23, with P/free cash flow at 5.32.

POSCO ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.4, and the quick ratio is 1. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.3, and total debt/equity at 0.58.

In terms of margins, POSCO has a gross margin of 11.60%, an operating margin of *TBA and a profit margin of *TBA.Payout ratio for POSCO is 49.70%. Return on assets come to *TBA with return on investment coming to 2.70%.

Insider ownership for POSCO, is at 9.30% and institutional ownership comes to 7.40%. Outstanding shares are at 352.62. While shares float is 347.84. The float short is currently 0.25%, and short ratio is 2.14.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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