Mid-day Mover: Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE)

Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE) jumped 8.41 percent and ended the day at $11.34. The Average Volume of the company is 30.83 Million and P/E (price to earnings) ratio is 0, while Forward P/E ratio is 12.3.

Bernstein Upgrade its coverage for Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE) in a note sent to investors on 25-Jan-17. The research firm Upgrade the stock to Outperform. Moreover, Citigroup issued Upgrade rating for the stock on 23-Jan-17. Credit Suisse also Upgrade the company to Neutral on 7-Dec-16, 2016. Additionally, Citigroup Upgrade its ratings on the stock to Neutral.

The highest price VALE stock touched in the last 12 month was $11.49 and the lowest price it hit in the same period was $2.67. The stock has a Return on Assets of -6.4 percent, Return on Investment of -3.3 percent and a Return on Equity of -16.6 percent. The company’s market cap is $52.06 Billion.

Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE)’s growth estimate is 115.7 percent for the current quarter. The growth estimate for the next quarter is -29.4 percent. The company’s stock has fell -23.95 percent in the past five year. The company is expected to grow by 73.05 percent over the next five years.

Price Target is an important factor while doing analysis of a stock. According to 25 analysts, Price Target for Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE) may hit a high of $14.2. The average and low price target for the stock are $9.41 and $4.86, respectively.

Now we look at the Moving Averages, the 200-day is 76.82, the 50-day is 25.14 and the 20-day is 11.89. Moving averages are used as a strong indicator for technical stock analysis and it helps investors in figuring out where the stock has been and also help in determining where it may be possibly heading.

Looking forward, the company is expected to report earnings of $0.24 per share for the current quarter. Revenue is expected in between 9.5 Billion and 7.72 Billion with an average of 8.66 Billion.

When we look at the recommendation trends, the stock presently has an average brokerage recommendation of 4.8. Out of 24 brokerage recommendations, 2 gave a Strong Buy, 3 issued a Buy, 15 issued Hold, 4 rated Under-perform and 0 issued a Sell.

Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE) performance during the last one year Improved 333.77 percent, while its year to date (YTD) performance showed a Positive trend of 48.82 percent. The stock Jumped 102.27 percent over the past six months. The stock’s quarterly performance indicates a Positive momentum of 42.6 percent, whereas its last one month trend is Optimistic with 20.13 percent. Its weekly performance showed upward trend of 18.62 percent.

Profitability analysis helps a great deal in making investment decision. Net profit margin of the company was recorded at -23.3 percent, operating profit margin was -26 percent, whereas gross profit margin stands at 24.8 percent. Beta factor was calculated at 1.58.

Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE) has 4.89 Billion shares outstanding and 3.23 Billion shares were floated in market. The short ratio in the company’s stock is documented at 2.51 and the short float is around of 2.39%. The stock’s average true range of stands at 0.43, while the relative strength index is 69.65.

Liquidity ratios helps investors to determine a company’s ability to pay off its debts. For the most recent quarter, quick ratio was 1.4, current ratio was 1.8, LT Debt/Equity ratio was 0.74 and Total Debt/Equity ratio was 0.79.