POSCO (NYSE:PKX) Reaches New 12-Month Low at $40.70

POSCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE:PKXGet Rating) shares hit a new 52-week low during trading on Friday . The company traded as low as $40.70 and last traded at $40.70, with a volume of 1210 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $42.03.

Wall Street Analyst Weigh In

Separately, TheStreet lowered POSCO from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Monday, July 11th.

POSCO Price Performance

The stock has a 50 day simple moving average of $45.47 and a two-hundred day simple moving average of $51.52. The firm has a market cap of $12.23 billion, a PE ratio of 2.12 and a beta of 1.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.21, a quick ratio of 1.33 and a current ratio of 2.02.

POSCO Cuts Dividend

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 9th. Investors of record on Thursday, June 30th were paid a $0.612 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, June 29th. This represents a $2.45 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 6.05%. POSCO’s dividend payout ratio is presently 12.69%.

Hedge Funds Weigh In On POSCO

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. CWM LLC increased its stake in shares of POSCO by 97.8% in the 1st quarter. CWM LLC now owns 455 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $27,000 after purchasing an additional 225 shares in the last quarter. Glassman Wealth Services increased its stake in POSCO by 63.6% during the 1st quarter. Glassman Wealth Services now owns 535 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $32,000 after buying an additional 208 shares in the last quarter. Ronald Blue Trust Inc. purchased a new stake in POSCO during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $32,000. Captrust Financial Advisors increased its stake in POSCO by 56.5% during the 1st quarter. Captrust Financial Advisors now owns 557 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $33,000 after buying an additional 201 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Group One Trading L.P. purchased a new stake in POSCO during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $40,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 3.56% of the company’s stock.

POSCO Company Profile

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POSCO Holdings Inc, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells steel rolled products and plates in South Korea and internationally. It operates through four segments: Steel, Construction, Trading, and Others. The company offers hot and cold rolled steel, steel plates, wire rods, galvanized sheets, electrical steel, stainless steel, and titanium.

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