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Morning Trending Tickers: POSCO (NYSE: PKX)

With a market cap of 24.16 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 256.12, and so far today it has a volume of 0. Performance year to date since the 10/14/1994 is 32.27%.

To help you determine whether POSCO is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 13.88 and forward P/E is 9.11. PEG perhaps more useful shows that POSCO has a value for PEG of 0.54. P/S ratio is 0.49 and the P/B ratio is 0.6. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 3.58 and 23.17 respectively.

At the current price POSCO is trading at, 69.51 (0.00% today), POSCO has a dividend yield of 2.99%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 35.10%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 5.01, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 3.87% 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 347.55, and the number of shares float is 347.55. The senior management bring insider ownership to 9.30%, and institutional ownership is at 6.10%. The float short is 0.05%, with the short ratio at a value of 0.67. 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 -0.17%, with 48.30% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 10.25% and the 200 day simple moving average is 19.43%.

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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