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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE)?

The company in question is, Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE) currently with a stock price of 5.68 (1.79% today). The market cap for Vale S.A. is 28615.38, and is in the sector Basic Materials, and Industrial Metals & Minerals industry. The target price for Vale S.A. is 5.75. Currently Vale S.A. is trading with a P/E of *TBA, and a forward P/E of 19.39. Average volume for Vale S.A. is 23823.46 and so far today it is 13168400.

Performance in the last year for Vale S.A. has been 18.58%. For EPS growth, Vale S.A. has seen a growth of 127.20%, and is looking to grow in the next year to -56.40%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -35.70% over the last five years and could be *TBA for the next five years. Vale S.A. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -4.90%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -34.00%. The 20-day simple moving average is 1.95%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 26.26%.

Since the IPO date for Vale S.A. on the 3/21/2002, Vale S.A. has seen performance year to date to be 72.64%. With Vale S.A. trading at 5.68, the dividend yield is *TBA, and the EPS is -1.51.

So could Vale S.A., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is *TBA. The PEG is *TBA, P/S is 1.15 and the P/B is at 0.74. The P/cash is 6.65, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Vale S.A. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.6, and the quick ratio is 1.2. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.74, and total debt/equity at 0.82.

In terms of margins, Vale S.A. has a gross margin of 22.40%, an operating margin of *TBA and a profit margin of *TBA.Payout ratio for Vale S.A. is *TBA. Return on assets come to -16.00% with return on investment coming to -13.10%.

Insider ownership for Vale S.A., is at 38.50% and institutional ownership comes to 15.50%. Outstanding shares are at 5037.92. While shares float is 3021.89. The float short is currently 4.13%, and short ratio is 5.24.

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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