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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 28201.22, and so far today it has a volume of 16457189. Performance year to date since the 3/21/2002 is 74.77%.

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 18.67. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Vale S.A. has a value for PEG of *TBA. P/S ratio is 1.03 and the P/B ratio is 0.74. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 6.81 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Vale S.A. is trading at, 5.57 (-3.13% 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 -1.67, and this is looking to grow in the next year to -37.53% after growing 121.70% 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 4880.7, 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 5.27%, with the short ratio at a value of 5.65. Management has seen a return on assets of -10.70%, 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 21.70%, with its operating margin at -30.10%, and Vale S.A. has a profit margin of -35.60%.

The 52 week high is -11.02%, with 161.50% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 16.53% and the 200 day simple moving average is 38.15%.

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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