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Is Vale S.A.(NYSE: VALE), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Vale S.A. (NYSE: VALE) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 3/21/2002. Vale S.A. is in the Industrial Metals & Minerals industry and Basic Materials sector. Average volume for Vale S.A., is 25880.65, and so far today it has a volume of 833287. Performance year to date since the 3/21/2002 is 80.85%.

To help you determine whether Vale S.A. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is *TBA and forward P/E is 22.97. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Vale S.A. has a value for PEG of *TBA. P/S ratio is 1.24 and the P/B ratio is 0.78. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 7.14 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Vale S.A. is trading at, 5.74 (-3.61% today), Vale S.A. has a dividend yield of *TBA, and this is covered by a payout ratio of *TBA. Earnings per share (EPS) is -1.51, and this is looking to grow in the next year to -57.40% after growing 122.10% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -34.00%, and -4.90% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 5169.31, and the number of shares float is 3021.89. The senior management bring insider ownership to 38.50%, and institutional ownership is at 15.00%. The float short is 5.08%, with the short ratio at a value of 5.93. Management has seen a return on assets of -13.30%, and also a return on investment of -13.10%.

The ability for Vale S.A., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.6, and quick ratio is 1.2. Long term debt/equity is 0.74 and total debt/equity is 0.82. In terms of margins, Vale S.A. has a gross margin of 22.40%, with its operating margin at *TBA, and Vale S.A. has a profit margin of *TBA.

The 52 week high is -8.39%, with 169.25% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 10.62% and the 200 day simple moving average is 39.62%.

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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