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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., VALE  has a market cap of 43051.13. Since its IPO date on the 3/21/2002, Vale S.A., VALE performance year to date is 159.88%. Today Vale S.A., VALE has gained 0.70%, with a current price of 8.61.

Ownership of the company is 38.50% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 14.40%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of *TBA. Return of assets are at -18.80%, with return on investment at -13.10%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Vale S.A., VALE is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.75. While Total debt/equity is 0.81. With a profit margin of *TBA, this is combined with a gross margin of 25.20%, and operating margin of *TBA. Vale S.A. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.8, while the quick ratio is 1.4.

For the last year Vale S.A., VALE has seen a EPS growth of 132.30%. A performance for the year of 153.71%. The 52-week high is -6.21%, and the 52-week low is 304.23%. The average volume for Vale S.A., VALE is 11042666.

With a target price of 6.73, 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 19.3. 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 1.69 and 1.11 respectively. For P/cash, Vale S.A. has a value of 7.85, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 8.61, Vale S.A. has a dividend yield of *TBA. We see a return on equity of -48.80%.

Looking more long-term Vale S.A., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of *TBA. In the short-term an EPS growth of -41.56% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 132.30% 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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