Vale S.A. (NYSE: VALE), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 24601.38. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Vale S.A. is 5.14 (with a change from open of -0.68%), this in conjunction with a target price of 5.35. Volume today has so far reached 12577538, with an average volume of about 24299.01. The GAP for this stock, is 2.78%.
The P/E ratio is , bringing the forward P/E to a value of 18.91. The current EPS for Vale S.A., is -1.51, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 125.50%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 52.89%.
Looking further into the growth statistics for Vale S.A., EPS is looking like it will grow -55.67% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be . Quarter over quarter is -34.00% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -4.90%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -35.70%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 12.70%.
Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 38.50% and institutional ownership is 15.40%. Shares outstanding is 4890.93, while shares float is at a value of 3021.89. Float short for Vale S.A. is 4.24% and the short ratio is 5.27.
In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.74, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.82. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.6, and the quick ratio is 1.2. The most recent gross margin is 22.40% and their operating margin is . The profit margin is .
Vale S.A. has seen returns on assets of -16.00%, and on investment, -13.10%. Return on equity is -39.80%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is . Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 0.99, with Price/book ratio coming to 0.66 and Price/cash is 5.71, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is .
The simple moving averages are -7.42% and 20.16% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -17.97% and the 52 week low is 141.08%.
Vale S.A. has a dividend yield of , with a current price of 5.14. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is . This is in an industry, Industrial Metals & Minerals, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Basic Materials. Vale S.A. is based in Brazil.
Performance in the Industrial Metals & Minerals industry means that Vale S.A. has seen performance for the past week of -3.08%, with performance for the month coming to -15.75%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 12.78%, and for the half year the performance is -0.40%. Volatility for this week is 5.15% and for the month this is 4.35%.
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