Evaluate Today’s Highly Active Shares: Vale S.A. (VALE)

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Vale S.A. (NYSE: VALE), is in the Industrial Metals & Minerals industry. Based in Brazil, Vale S.A. has a market cap of 65.85B. Therefore, it puts itself in a large market cap stock. Today it is currently trading at $12.99 (-1.14%), with an average volume 21307.67, its volume today is 10,407,678.

Vale S.A. (VALE)

Investors has seen a return of equity of 10.40%. Performance year to date of 7.41% and sales growth for the past five years is 18.40%.

Currently Vale S.A., has an EPS of 0.86, which has grown by 14.80% this year. EPS is also projected to grow 7.55% next year, and 15.45% for the next five years. For the past five years EPS growth has been 29.20%. Sales growth quarter over quarter is 4.50%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter coming to a value of -34.50%.

As with most large market cap stocks, it has a good dividend yield of 0.0216. The ability for Vale S.A. to pay for the 0.0216 dividend yield is 208.00% payout ratio. Also generally volatility for large market cap stocks are lower so for Vale S.A., volatility for the week has been 2.47%, and for the month 2.88%.

It has been a long while for Vale S.A., since its IPO date on 3/21/2002. Investors at the moment see that Vale S.A., has a long term debt/equity of 0.41, with total debt/equity coming to 0.45. The ability for Vale S.A. to pay these debts is as follows; current ratio is 1.5 and quick ratio comes to 1.1.

In terms of value, Vale S.A. has a P/E value of 15.05, combined with a forward P/E of 8.37. While PEG ratio ideally wants to be as low as possible, and it is 0.97. The same goes for P/S and P/B, you want these value to be lower, to represent a potential undervalued company, and they have a P/S and P/B of 2.33 and 1.76 respectively. We see that there is a P/Cash flow of *TBA and a P/Free cash flow of 15.56.

The management of the company has seen, a return of investment of 13.70% and return on assets of 4.60%. Vale S.A. is comprised of insider ownership at 38.50% and institutional ownership of 20.90%.

With a gross margin of 36.80% and operating margin of 29.00%, this means there is a profit margin of 13.50%. Total shares outstanding is 5069.11, with shares float coming to 1230.61. The 200-day simple moving average is and the 20-day simple moving average is .

Vale S.A. is based in Brazil, in the very big sector Basic Materials. Recently Vale S.A. has seen performance for this week at -1.37%. While for the month it has been -4.90%. Longer term we see that it has been 0.08% for the quarter and for the half year -2.91%. For the year performance has come to 43.52%.

It will be interesting to see how Vale S.A. does in the future, and for investors alike. As stated above, it has an EPS growth projection for the next five years of 15.45%. What do you think is the future for Vale S.A.?

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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