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How has POSCO:(NYSE:PKX) performed recently?

POSCO (NYSE: PKX) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 17458.01. It is in the Steel & Iron industry and sector Basic Materials, with a current P/E of *TBA, a forward P/E of 16.33 and EPS of -0.62. At a stock price of 49.72 (-0.36%) it has a dividend yield of 5.21%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been -30.60%, more recently this last year it has grown by -56.70%. The next year growth is going to be about 586.52% and more long-term 25.80% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 6.20%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 11.90% and sales growth quarter over quarter is -23.80%.

For performance, POSCO the past week has seen a gain of -0.44%. For the last month performance for POSCO is 12.03%. While the last quarter is 1.82% and half year, 39.54%. Finally for the year, performance is 21.06%.

The 52-week high for POSCO, is at -10.58%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 60.54%. The 20-day simple moving average is 8.48% and 17.61% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.56%, and for the month it is 1.76%. POSCO, has a target price of 52.53.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.3, and for total debt/equity POSCO has 0.58. The gross margin is 11.60%, while operating margin is *TBA, the profit margin is *TBA. The current ratio is 1.4 and the quick ratio is 1.

Insider ownership is at 9.30%, with instituitional ownership at 7.50%. POSCO has a payout ratio of 49.70%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 349.86. The shares float is 347.84, with the float short at 0.27%, with short ratio coming to 2.62.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see POSCO, get *TBA, with its returns on investment at 2.70%. Return on equity is *TBA. So will the investors see the target price of 52.53, reached soon?

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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