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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: POSCO, PKX

POSCO, PKX is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Steel & Iron in the sector of Basic Materials. Based in South Korea, POSCO, PKX  has a market cap of 17547.19. Since its IPO date on the 10/14/1994, POSCO, PKX performance year to date is 35.92%. Today POSCO, PKX has gained 2.37%, with a current price of 49.2.

Ownership of the company is 9.30% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 7.60%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 49.70%. Return of assets are at *TBA, with return on investment at 2.70%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, POSCO, PKX is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.3. While Total debt/equity is 0.58. With a profit margin of *TBA, this is combined with a gross margin of 11.60%, and operating margin of *TBA. POSCO ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.4, while the quick ratio is 1.

For the last year POSCO, PKX has seen a EPS growth of -56.70%. A performance for the year of 15.17%. The 52-week high is -11.51%, and the 52-week low is 58.86%. The average volume for POSCO, PKX is 134580.

With a target price of 52.53, can POSCO, PKX reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of POSCO, PKX. POSCO has a P/E of *TBA and a forward P/E of 11.72. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of *TBA. POSCO also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.32 and 0.41 respectively. For P/cash, POSCO has a value of 2.27, while it is 5.4 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 49.2, POSCO has a dividend yield of 5.41%. We see a return on equity of *TBA.

Looking more long-term POSCO, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 25.80%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 34.21% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -56.70% for this year and for the last five years a -30.60% growth has been seen.

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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