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Morning Trending Tickers: Vale S.A., (VALE)

Friday February 24th 2017: 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 46.21 B. Since its IPO date on the 3/21/2002, Vale S.A., VALE performance year to date is 22.95%. Today Vale S.A., VALE has gained 1.10%, with a current price of 9.17.

Ownership of the company is 38.50% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 14.80%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 5.80%. Return of assets are at 4.60%, with return on investment at 7.00%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Vale S.A., VALE is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.65. While Total debt/equity is 0.7. With a profit margin of 15.00%, this is combined with a gross margin of 40.00%, and operating margin of 27.50%. Vale S.A. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.9, while the quick ratio is 1.6.

For the last year Vale S.A., VALE has seen a EPS growth of 140.10%. A performance for the year of 71.59%. The 52-week high is -19.04%, and the 52-week low is 94.90%. The average volume for Vale S.A., VALE is 960160.

With a target price of 9.95, 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 7.96 and a forward P/E of 10.94. 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 1.53 and 1.15 respectively. For P/cash, Vale S.A. has a value of *TBA, while it is 6.53 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 9.17, Vale S.A. has a dividend yield of 3.20%. We see a return on equity of 11.50%.

Looking more long-term Vale S.A., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of -2.10%. In the short-term an EPS growth of -19.75% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 140.10% for this year and for the last five years a -4.90% 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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