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Is Vale S.A.(NYSE: VALE), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Vale S.A. (NYSE: VALE) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 3/21/2002. Vale S.A. is in the Industrial Metals & Minerals industry and Basic Materials sector. Average volume for Vale S.A., is 31238.04, and so far today it has a volume of 109552. Performance year to date since the 3/21/2002 is 65.96%.

To help you determine whether Vale S.A. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is *TBA and forward P/E is 17.96. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Vale S.A. has a value for PEG of *TBA. P/S ratio is 0.96 and the P/B ratio is 0.72. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 6.3 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Vale S.A. is trading at, 5.56 (1.83% today), Vale S.A. has a dividend yield of *TBA, and this is covered by a payout ratio of *TBA. Earnings per share (EPS) is -1.68, and this is looking to grow in the next year to -28.13% after growing 117.90% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 302.40%, and 253.60% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 4647.05, and the number of shares float is 3021.89. The senior management bring insider ownership to 38.50%, and institutional ownership is at 15.70%. The float short is 5.97%, with the short ratio at a value of 5.78. Management has seen a return on assets of -12.20%, and also a return on investment of -3.40%.

The ability for Vale S.A., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.5, and quick ratio is 1.2. Long term debt/equity is 0.78 and total debt/equity is 0.87. In terms of margins, Vale S.A. has a gross margin of 21.60%, with its operating margin at -32.50%, and Vale S.A. has a profit margin of -30.60%.

The 52 week high is -11.18%, with 161.03% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 22.08% and the 200 day simple moving average is 39.66%.

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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