Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Brazilian mining giant Valehas earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Vale and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Rio de Janeiro (1942)
Industrial metals and minerals
CEO Murilo Pinto De Oliveira Ferreira (since 2011)
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)
Cash / Debt
$8.8 billion / $31.6 billion
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 95% of the 1,440 members who have rated Vale believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Iron ore stocks like Vale should improve as the economies of the US and China improve. It has a low p/e and a decent balance sheet. Additionally it will pay a decent dividend as we wait for the economic fundamentals to improve.
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