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Vale S.A. (NYSE: VALE) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Vale S.A. (NYSE: VALE), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 28444.19. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Vale S.A. is 5.65 (with a change from open of 2.54%), this in conjunction with a target price of 5.02. Volume today has so far reached 18742200, with an average volume of about 23913.2. The GAP for this stock, is 1.29%.

The P/E ratio is *TBA, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 19.82. The current EPS for Vale S.A., is -1.51, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 127.70%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 71.73%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Vale S.A., EPS is looking like it will grow -56.36% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be *TBA. Quarter over quarter is -34.00% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -4.90%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -35.70%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 12.70%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 38.50% and institutional ownership is 15.40%. Shares outstanding is 5034.37, while shares float is at a value of 3021.89. Float short for Vale S.A. is 4.24% and the short ratio is 5.36.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.74, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.82. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.6, and the quick ratio is 1.2. The most recent gross margin is 22.40% and their operating margin is *TBA. The profit margin is *TBA.

Vale S.A. has seen returns on assets of -16.00%, and on investment, -13.10%. Return on equity is -39.80%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is *TBA. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.15, with Price/book ratio coming to 0.74 and Price/cash is 6.61, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is *TBA.

The simple moving averages are 1.75% and 30.02% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -9.74% and the 52 week low is 165.26%.

Vale S.A. has a dividend yield of *TBA, with a current price of 5.65. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is *TBA. This is in an industry, Industrial Metals & Minerals, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Basic Materials. Vale S.A. is based in Brazil.

Performance in the Industrial Metals & Minerals industry means that Vale S.A. has seen performance for the past week of 3.29%, with performance for the month coming to 0.71%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 16.49%, and for the half year the performance is 42.97%. Volatility for this week is 3.58% and for the month this is 4.10%.

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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