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Is POSCO(NYSE: PKX), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. POSCO (NYSE: PKX) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 10/14/1994. POSCO is in the Steel & Iron industry and Basic Materials sector. Average volume for POSCO, is 321.23, and so far today it has a volume of 71955. Performance year to date since the 10/14/1994 is 41.54%.

To help you determine whether POSCO is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is *TBA and forward P/E is 12.21. PEG perhaps more useful shows that POSCO has a value for PEG of *TBA. P/S ratio is 0.32 and the P/B ratio is 0.43. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 2.25 and 5.35 respectively.

At the current price POSCO is trading at, 48.68 (-2.74% today), POSCO has a dividend yield of 5.19%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 49.70%. Earnings per share (EPS) is -0.64, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 34.21% after growing -56.70% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 6.20%, and -23.80% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 351.22, and the number of shares float is 347.84. The senior management bring insider ownership to 9.30%, and institutional ownership is at 7.40%. The float short is 0.26%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.81. Management has seen a return on assets of *TBA, and also a return on investment of 2.70%.

The ability for POSCO, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.4, and quick ratio is 1. Long term debt/equity is 0.3 and total debt/equity is 0.58. In terms of margins, POSCO has a gross margin of 11.60%, with its operating margin at *TBA, and POSCO has a profit margin of *TBA.

The 52 week high is -12.45%, with 57.18% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 3.63% and the 200 day simple moving average is 13.71%.

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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