Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Brazilian mining giant Vale (NYSE:VALE) has 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.

Vale facts

Headquarters (founded)

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1942)

Market Cap

 $88.9 billion

Industry

Industrial metals and minerals

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$45.9 billion

Management

CEO Murilo Pinto De Oliveira Ferreira (since 2011)

CFO Luciano Siani Pires (since 2012)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

20.8%

Cash/Debt

$6.4 billion / $33.2 billion

Dividend Yield

 

Competitors

BHP Billiton

Cliffs Natural Resources

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 97% of the 1,662 members who have rated Vale believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, All-Star Chemdawg, succinctly summed up the Vale bull case for our community: "[T]his stock has been left for dead ... exactly why this is the time to get into it. [F]orward P/E of less than 9 and dividend yield over 4%. [A]t some point the dollar will weaken and commodities will jump up in a hurry ... better to be long than late to the party."

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