Vale ( VALE) Background: Vale engages in the exploration, production and sale of basic metals in Brazil and internationally. Vale was founded in 1942 and is based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 52-Week Range: $15.77 to $26.87 Price to Book: 1.3 Earnings Payout Percentage: 34% Investors are receiving 62 cents in annual dividends. Even following the massive 67% price increase in the last month, the yield remains above 3%. Based on the price chart, I want to see a base built in the price before entry. A test of the 200-day moving average near $19.50 is an attractive entry point. The average analyst target price for is $22.60. Short sellers may gain interest after such a fast climb. Make sure to check before buying to see if there is an appreciable increase in short interest. If so, pull the entry price range lower into the $18.50 area (the price zone I would expect many shorts to take profits). Currently short sellers are hard to find with only 1.2% of the average trading float short.