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How has Vale S.A.:(NYSE:VALE) performed recently?

Vale S.A. (NYSE: VALE) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 23262.94. It is in the Industrial Metals & Minerals industry and sector Basic Materials, with a current P/E of *TBA, a forward P/E of 14.97 and EPS of -1.76. At a stock price of 4.91 (-4.84%) it has a dividend yield of *TBA.

EPS growth for the last five years have been -35.70%, more recently this last year it has grown by 117.90%. The next year growth is going to be about -21.34% and more long-term -14.35% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 302.40%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 12.70% and sales growth quarter over quarter is 253.60%.

For performance, Vale S.A. the past week has seen a gain of 12.10%. For the last month performance for Vale S.A. is 6.51%. While the last quarter is 18.89% and half year, 55.38%. Finally for the year, performance is -10.75%.

The 52-week high for Vale S.A., is at -21.57%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 130.52%. The 20-day simple moving average is 6.52% and 23.71% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 4.97%, and for the month it is 5.34%. Vale S.A., has a target price of 4.2.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.78, and for total debt/equity Vale S.A. has 0.87. The gross margin is 21.60%, while operating margin is -32.50%, the profit margin is -30.60%. The current ratio is 1.5 and the quick ratio is 1.2.

Insider ownership is at 38.50%, with instituitional ownership at 15.60%. Vale S.A. has a payout ratio of *TBA. With the total shares outstanding coming to 4737.87. The shares float is 3021.89, with the float short at 5.97%, with short ratio coming to 5.49.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Vale S.A., get -12.20%, with its returns on investment at -3.40%. Return on equity is -30.90%. So will the investors see the target price of 4.2, reached soon?

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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