Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE)

Vale SA is a mining company engaged in the mining of iron ore and pellets, nickel, manganese and ferro-alloys, gold, nickel, copper, kaolin, bauxite, alumina, aluminum, and potash. It operates logistics systems in Brazil, including railroads, maritime terminals and a port. Vale SA is based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE)’s Financial Overview

Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE) declined -0.7% yesterday to close its trading session at $8.49. The company has 1 year Price Target of $6.73. Vale S.A. has 52-Week high of $9.18 and 52-Week Low of $2.13. The stock touched its 52-Week High on Nov 28, 2016 and 52-Week Low on Jan 26, 2016. The stock traded with the volume of 43.11 Million shares yesterday. The firm shows the market capitalization of $42.75 Billion.

Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE) reported its last quarterly earnings on Sep 16 where the firm reported its Actual EPS of $0.19/share against the analyst consensus estimate of $0.16/share. The difference between the actual and expected EPS is $0.03 a share with a surprise factor of 18.8%.

The firm is trading with SMA20 of 11.35 Percent, SMA50 of 29.29 Percent and SMA200 of 62.48 percent. Vale S.A. has P/S value of 1.68 while its P/B value stands at 1.1. Similarly, the company has Return on Assets of -18.8 percent, Return on Equity of -48.8 percent and Return on Investment of -13.1 Percent. The company shows Gross Margin and Operating Margin of 25.2 percent and 0 percent respectively.

Many brokerage firms are involved in issuing their ratings on Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE). On 1-Nov-16 Citigroup Upgrade Vale S.A. Stock  to Neutral. Another firm also rated the stock on 12-Sep-16 where JP Morgan Upgrade the stock to Overweight.

The Stock currently has Analyst’ mean Recommendation of 3 where the scale is from 1 to 5, 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Sell.

The 29 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Vale SA have a median target of 6.50, with a high estimate of 10.75 and a low estimate of 2.60. The median estimate represents a -23.44% decrease from the last price of 8.49.

Our vendor, Zacks Investment Research, hasn’t provided us with the upcoming earnings report date.

Encana Corporation (NYSE:ECA)

EnCana Corporation is one of the world’s largest independent natural gas producers and gas storage operators.

Encana Corporation (NYSE:ECA)’s Financial Outlook

The 26 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Encana Corp have a median target of 13.00, with a high estimate of 19.68 and a low estimate of 9.00. The median estimate represents a +3.17% increase from the last price of 12.60.

Our vendor, Zacks Investment Research, hasn’t provided us with the upcoming earnings report date.

According to Zacks Investment Research, Encana Corporation has a Consensus Recommendation of 2.42. (The Scale is from 1-5 where 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell).

The Stock gained 11.41% and closed its last trading session at $12.6. The company has the market capitalization of $12.26 Billion. The stock has 52-week high of $12.79 and 52-Week low of $3. The firm touched its 52-Week high on Nov 30, 2016 and 52-Week low on Feb 23, 2016. The company has volume of 29.3 Million shares. The company has a total of 973.21 Million shares outstanding.

Encana Corporation (NYSE:ECA) in the last quarter reported its actual EPS of $0.04/share where the analyst estimated EPS was $-0.04/share. The difference between the actual and Estimated EPS is $0.08. This shows a surprise factor of 200 percent.

The company has YTD performance of 149.07 percent. Beta for Encana Corporation stands at 1.91 while its ATR (average true range) is 0.59. The company has Weekly Volatility of 4.07%% and Monthly Volatility of 4.48%%.

Encana Corporation has distance from 20-day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of 15.45%, Distance from 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 18.93 percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of 53.56%.

The Company currently has ROA (Return on Assets) of -8.5 percent, Return on Equity (ROE) of -22.4 Percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of -30.1% with Gross margin of 63.6 percent and Operating & Profit margin of -78.9% and -40.8% respectively.