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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 27871.22. Since its IPO date on the 3/21/2002, Vale S.A., VALE performance year to date is 75.68%. Today Vale S.A., VALE has gained 2.85%, with a current price of 5.95.

Ownership of the company is 38.50% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 15.60%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of *TBA. Return of assets are at -13.30%, 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 0.74. While Total debt/equity is 0.82. With a profit margin of *TBA, this is combined with a gross margin of 22.40%, and operating margin of *TBA. Vale S.A. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.6, while the quick ratio is 1.2.

For the last year Vale S.A., VALE has seen a EPS growth of 121.70%. A performance for the year of 24.09%. The 52-week high is -5.03%, and the 52-week low is 179.11%. The average volume for Vale S.A., VALE is 13022670.

With a target price of 4.64, 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 21.49. 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 1.12 and 0.76 respectively. For P/cash, Vale S.A. has a value of 6.47, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 5.95, Vale S.A. has a dividend yield of *TBA. We see a return on equity of -33.00%.

Looking more long-term Vale S.A., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 77.40%. In the short-term an EPS growth of -55.46% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 121.70% 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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