What Should Investors Know About VALE (VALE) Stock?

We're taking a closer look at VALE today, as the chatter surrounding the stock has increased notably in the last few weeks. Today, its shares moved 4.99% compared to -0.40% for the S&P 500. Increased investor interest and volatility surrounding the stock are not reason enough to buy in -- you should first perform your own due diligence. Here are some figures that can get you started:

  • Vale SA produces and sells iron ore and iron ore pellets for use as raw material in steelmaking in Brazil and internationally. The company is headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil..

  • VALE has moved -5.15% over the last year compared to -9.492445% for the S&P 500 -- a difference of 4.34%

  • VALE has an average analyst rating of buy and is -9.33% away from its mean target price of $18.92 per share

  • Its trailing 12 month earnings per share (EPS) is $3.61

  • VALE has a trailing 12 month Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 4.75

  • Its forward earnings per share (EPS) is $2.33 and its forward P/E ratio is 7.36

  • VALE has a Price to Earnings Growth (PEG) ratio of 10.64, which shows the company is potentially overvalued when we factor growth into the price to earnings calculus.

  • The company has a Price to Book (P/B) ratio of 2.38

  • VALE has on average reported free cash flows of $10,820,000,000 over the last four years, during which time they have grown by an an average of 9.57%

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