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Today’s Top Companies to look at: POSCO (NYSE: PKX)

With a market cap of 24.04 B, POSCO 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 257.46, and so far today it has a volume of 11072. Performance year to date since the 10/14/1994 is 31.19%.

To help you determine whether POSCO is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 13.96 and forward P/E is 9.02. PEG perhaps more useful shows that POSCO has a value for PEG of 0.54. P/S ratio is 0.5 and the P/B ratio is 0.6. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 3.61 and 23.32 respectively.

At the current price POSCO is trading at, 69.15 (0.30% today), POSCO has a dividend yield of 3.02%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 35.10%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 4.94, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 3.89% after growing 801.00% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 139.80%, and 21.00% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 348.69, and the number of shares float is 347.82. The senior management bring insider ownership to 9.30%, and institutional ownership is at 6.10%. The float short is 0.07%, with the short ratio at a value of 0.89. Management has seen a return on assets of 2.30%, and also a return on investment of 2.80%.

The ability for POSCO, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.6, and quick ratio is 1.1. Long term debt/equity is 0.27 and total debt/equity is 0.51. In terms of margins, POSCO has a gross margin of 13.30%, with its operating margin at 5.40%, and POSCO has a profit margin of 3.30%.

The 52 week high is 0.22%, with 47.54% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 10.54% and the 200 day simple moving average is 19.00%.

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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