News articles about POSCO (NYSE:PKX) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. POSCO earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.3022514770422 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
PKX opened at $74.61 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $23,874.30, a P/E ratio of 11.46, a P/E/G ratio of 1.55 and a beta of 1.35. POSCO has a 12 month low of $56.48 and a 12 month high of $93.12. The company has a quick ratio of 1.12, a current ratio of 1.64 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.21.
A number of research analysts have weighed in on PKX shares. Goldman Sachs upgraded POSCO from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. ValuEngine cut POSCO from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, January 13th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised POSCO from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $98.00 price target on the stock in a report on Monday, January 15th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $98.00.
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POSCO Company Profile
POSCO is a Korea-based company principally engaged in the manufacture and distribution of steel products. The Company operates in four segments: steel, trading, construction, and others. The steel segment includes production of steel products and sale of such products. The trading segment consists of global trading activities of POSCO Daewoo Corporation, exporting and importing a range of steel products that are both obtained from and supplied to it, as well as between other suppliers and purchasers in Korea and overseas.
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