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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Vale S.A., VALE

Vale S.A., VALE is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Industrial Metals & Minerals in the sector of Basic Materials. Based in Brazil, Vale S.A., VALEĀ  has a market cap of 23452.46. Since its IPO date on the 3/21/2002, Vale S.A., VALE performance year to date is 50.46%. Today Vale S.A., VALE has gained 2.70%, with a current price of 4.95.

Ownership of the company is 38.50% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 15.60%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of *TBA. Return of assets are at -12.20%, with return on investment at -3.40%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Vale S.A., VALE is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.78. While Total debt/equity is 0.87. With a profit margin of -30.60%, this is combined with a gross margin of 21.60%, and operating margin of -32.50%. Vale S.A. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.5, while the quick ratio is 1.2.

For the last year Vale S.A., VALE has seen a EPS growth of 117.90%. A performance for the year of -6.86%. The 52-week high is -20.93%, and the 52-week low is 132.39%. The average volume for Vale S.A., VALE is 16301640.

With a target price of 4.2, can Vale S.A., VALE reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Vale S.A., VALE. Vale S.A. has a P/E of *TBA and a forward P/E of 15.09. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of *TBA. Vale S.A. also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.85 and 0.63 respectively. For P/cash, Vale S.A. has a value of 5.56, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 4.95, Vale S.A. has a dividend yield of *TBA. We see a return on equity of -30.90%.

Looking more long-term Vale S.A., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of -14.35%. In the short-term an EPS growth of -21.34% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 117.90% for this year and for the last five years a -35.70% growth has been seen.

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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