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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 17314.53. It is in the Steel & Iron industry and sector Basic Materials, with a current P/E of 65.58, a forward P/E of 11.84 and EPS of 0.74. At a stock price of 49.4 (1.80%) it has a dividend yield of 5.36%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been -49.00%, more recently this last year it has grown by -75.40%. The next year growth is going to be about 34.21% and more long-term 25.80% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 49.30%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 4.00% and sales growth quarter over quarter is -15.40%.

For performance, POSCO the past week has seen a gain of -5.05%. For the last month performance for POSCO is 0.75%. While the last quarter is 12.34% and half year, 20.39%. Finally for the year, performance is 35.37%.

The 52-week high for POSCO, is at -11.14%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 59.53%. The 20-day simple moving average is 4.81% and 15.10% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.50%, and for the month it is 1.56%. POSCO, has a target price of 52.53.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.31, and for total debt/equity POSCO has 0.58. The gross margin is 11.60%, while operating margin is 3.20%, the profit margin is 0.50%. The current ratio is 1.5 and the quick ratio is 1.1.

Insider ownership is at 9.30%, with instituitional ownership at 7.40%. POSCO has a payout ratio of 290.00%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 356.78. The shares float is 347.84, with the float short at 0.26%, with short ratio coming to 2.94.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see POSCO, get 0.30%, with its returns on investment at 2.30%. Return on equity is 0.60%. 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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