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Today’s Top Gainers in the Market POSCO (NYSE:PKX) from Basic Materials

Today’s top gainers include the company POSCO (NYSE:PKX) which is in the industry Steel & Iron, gaining 0.63% today. In the last week its performance is 7.15%, and 11.95% for the past quarter. Currently, POSCO, PKX has a target price of 54.03, so today’s gain of 0.63% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.80%.

POSCO (NYSE:PKX), has a market cap of 18990.42, and is based in South Korea. Insider ownership is at 9.30%, and institutional ownership is 7.50%.

At the current price of 53.97, it has a dividend yield of 1.24%, and its target price is 54.03. This is with a profit margin of 0.50%, and total debt/equity of 0.58. POSCO (NYSE:PKX) has a P/E of 73.63, as well as a forward P/E of 12.58.

With a current EPS of 0.73, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 31.80%,POSCO (NYSE:PKX) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at -49.00%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 25.80%.

Performance for the year is 39.64%. Since its IPO date on 10/14/1994, the total performance to date is 52.63%.

Volume today for POSCO (NYSE:PKX), is 571400, while its average volume is 303.46. Whilst the total gain today was 0.63%, it did have a day high of 0.62%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.65%, and 1.63% for the month. The 52-week low for POSCO, PKX has been 74.27%, while the 52-week-high has reached -2.93%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 2.30%, and its return on assets is 0.30%. POSCO (NYSE:PKX) has an operating margin of 3.20%. With a sales growth of -15.40% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that POSCO, PKX is in the sector Basic Materials, its long-term debt/equity is 0.31, and has a current ratio of 1.5 and 1.1 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of POSCO? Well its PEG is 2.85, and the P/S is 0.4, along with a P/B of 0.46. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 2.51.

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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