Vale S.A. (NYSE: VALE), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 46.51 B. 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 9.35 (with a change from open of 0.00%), this in conjunction with a target price of 9.95. Volume today has so far reached 14550, with an average volume of about 28112.66. The GAP for this stock, is 1.08%.
The P/E ratio is 7.93, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 10.83. The current EPS for Vale S.A., is 1.17, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 140.10%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 25.39%.
Looking further into the growth statistics for Vale S.A., EPS is looking like it will grow -16.68% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be -2.10%. Quarter over quarter is 30.00% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 30.00%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -4.90%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 9.50%.
Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 38.50% and institutional ownership is 14.80%. Shares outstanding is 5028.31, while shares float is at a value of 3234.98. Float short for Vale S.A. is 3.02% and the short ratio is 3.47.
In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.65, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.7. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.9, and the quick ratio is 1.6. The most recent gross margin is 40.00% and their operating margin is 27.50%. The profit margin is 15.00%.
Vale S.A. has seen returns on assets of 4.60%, and on investment, 7.00%. Return on equity is 11.50%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is *TBA. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.51, with Price/book ratio coming to 1.15 and Price/cash is *TBA, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 6.42.
The simple moving averages are 8.73% and 11.80% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -17.45% and the 52 week low is 98.73%.
Vale S.A. has a dividend yield of 3.14%, with a current price of 9.35. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 5.80%. 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 5.47%, with performance for the month coming to 16.35%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 9.58%, and for the half year the performance is 78.93%. Volatility for this week is 2.75% and for the month this is 2.91%.
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